Berlin springtime 2017

Berlin_Admiralbrücke_20170317 … at berlinsights’ neighbourhood Kreuzberg, Admiralbrücke, walking back home from LOK.STARTupCAMP international (with IHK chamber funding) … this is where we provide startup coaching for Arab refugees mostly from Syrian cities and people in distress. 08 of 10 Syrian women and men aged between 18 and 58 say they would go back as soon as they can, while one or two will definitely start here for good. Launching Syrian catering, or a quick-bite for everybody, even a Sheesha Bar may make it: welcome & v i e l e n D a n k!

Doha’s False Venice

Doha_False_Venice Lebanese anthropologist Rawane Nasif has created a beautiful scenery with her 12′ film (2016, 12 min. Arabic) at the Berlinale 2017. The film, entitled Sokun Al Sulhufat “Turtles are Always Home” reflects the “false Venice” of real estate reality, shown at the Berlinale (my personal highlight)!

berlinsights 2017

Berlin-tempelhofGreetings to all! Happy winter days and nights on earth in 2017 wishes #berlinsights with Susanne and all her team!

We are happy to cooperate with www.lok-berlin.de! Thanks to Berlin’s local business chamber and the project of LOK.STARTup CAMP international,  Arab citizens who took refuge in Berlin may start a business! For more information on how to start, please see:

https://www.facebook.com/LokaMotionGmbh.

PS: former TEMPELHOF site hosts some 1000 refugees from several countries and regions, in particular the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

While Germany discusses precarious work …

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… the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security works on EU-funded project activities to ‘ … increase the adaptability of tradesmen and craftsmen and women by investing more in human capital towards more sustainable economic growth’ …

Below, see recent findings on precarious work at http://www.research.mbs.ac.uk/ewerc/Portals/0/Documents/Reducing-Precarious-Work-Germany-Briefing-v2.pdf

Protective Gaps and the Role of Social Dialogue in Germany
Research team: Karen Jaehrling, Claudia Weinkopf, Ines Wagner
Institute for Work, Skills and Training (IAQ) University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
November 2016

Myanmar Chinlone Game Early Summer

… five boring years within the sound of bugles …

Orwell’s phrase about his time as a police officer in Burma in the 1920s  make me aware of the slow process of change that Myanmar, former Burma, is going through in the 21st century. See more about Orwell in Myanmar here.
Myanmar Chinlone Game Early Summer: the fineness of this Asian ball game impresses by the light material used for the small rounded rattan basket. The tender players, women and men, exercise the acrobatic activity with great moves aimed at keeping the ball off the ground. As a teamsport with no opposing team, Chinlone represents a martial arts over thousands of years, an art that seems a perfect answer to Western culture. Andy et Chinlone has made it to an olympic discipline, after all. See images here.

So is Chinloje a’mystic ball’? see