Waukesha clock restorer crazy about cuckoos
Galinsky started working at a clock shop in Milwaukee at the age of 91/2 and within a few months he had his own account at a local lumber yard, pedaling his bike to pick up wood and clock movements he used to make his own cuckoo clocks. He was drawn ...
December 27, 2014
H.R. Giger documentary 'Dark Star' shows Oscar-winning Swiss artist's dream ...
The cuckoo clock.” But the alpine country also gave birth to the avant-garde Dadaist movement, LSD and Oscar-winning artist Hans Rudolf Giger, the subject of a new documentary. “Oh, he's a very controversial artist in Switzerland,” said Belinda Sallin ...
May 24, 2015
With The Third Man, Graham Greene wrote a book to write a movie
I never knew Vienna between the wars, and I am too young to remember the old Vienna with its Strauss music and its bogus easy charm; to me it is simply a city of undignified ruins which turned that February into great glaciers of snow and ice ...
April 23, 2015
Will Austria's experiment with Islam work for grassroots believers?
Votivkirche, one of Vienna's most famous churches. 'The ban on foreign funding, when not applied to, for instance, Roman Catholics and Jews, is clearly discriminating against Muslims.' Photograph: Kevin Rushby. Thursday 26 February 2015 11.33 EST Last ...
February 27, 2015
Swiss stock market slides further after central bank's currency U-turn – live
Reuters is reporting sources saying Barclays lost “tens of millions” of dollars following the volatile currency movements on Thursday after the Swiss central bank removed its currency cap against the euro. Barclays could be hit by Swiss turmoil. Photo ...
January 16, 2015
Jihadists not underprivileged, just obedient to Islam
Just think how well WWII might have turned out if Churchill had offered Nazis jobs making cuckoo clocks and FDR had subsidized ramen noodle restaurants in Japan. If joblessness promotes terror, why are some terrorists well-educated men from middle to ...
February 27, 2015
Will Apple Watch decimate Swiss industry? 'Geez, yeah right,' Lincoln watch ...
Samuel Grandjean, owner of The Swiss Clock, shows the complex movement of a repeater timepiece at his store at 4703 Prescott Ave. The pocket watch, circa 1940-1950, has a mechanism that dings multiple times to tell you the exact time in the dark....
September 28, 2014
The cuckoo clock. But the alpine country also gave birth to the avant-garde Dadaist movement, LSD and Oscar-winning artist Hans Rudolf Giger, the subject of a new documentary. “Oh, he’s a very controversial artist in Switzerland,” said Belinda Sallin, director of “Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World. ” “Of course, everybody knows Giger in Switzerland. He’s world-famous and famous in Switzerland, [but] this doesn’t mean he was accepted by the Swiss art institutions or art establishment. “It’s no secret Giger wanted to have a large solo exhibition in Zurich,” Ms. Sallin said. As “Dark Star” graphically reveals, Giger’s otherworldly artwork dwelt upon themes of birth, death and eroticism, with often spine-tingling, explicit imagery. Sallin, interviewed via phone in Zurich, said, “Maybe Giger broke too many taboos and was too provocative for the reserved Swiss. ” This led, she said, to artists like Giger to seek out the Swiss dark side. “Dark Star” talking head Tom Fischer, a Giger acolyte who became his assistant, Ms. Sallin said, “founded the.
The Austrian foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, has stated that “We don’t want our Muslim community to be dependent on foreign funding,” and that “what we want is to reduce the political influence and control from abroad and we want to give Islam... Such sentiments are shared by large numbers of Muslim organisations and individuals across Europe, including in Britain , who wish to see an organic, integrated form of Islam develop, avoiding foreign influence and funding from countries such as... However, there are a number of issues with this approach: firstly, is this laudable ideal of an authentic, local Islam to be brought about via legislation, or should it come authentically from within communities. It is the job of government and legislation to help nudge society in positive directions, but if there’s much government interference we run the risk of creating an official form of religion co-opted by the state but distrusted by many grassroots... Thirdly, the ban on foreign funding, when not applied to, for instance, Roman Catholics and Jews, is clearly discriminating against Muslims, again violating common European values.
After all the turmoil of the Swiss central bank removing the currency cap against the euro, stock markets have moved sharply higher once more. Investors have become convinced the European Central Bank will unveil some kind of quantitative easing programme following its meeting next week, and the Swiss move has only added fuel to that particular fire. The FTSE 100 finished 51. 49 points or 0. 79% at 6550. 27 Germany’s Dax is up 1. 35% to 10167. 77 France’s Cac closed up 1. 31% at 4379. 62 Italy’s FTSE MIB added 2. 18% to 19,254. 54 Spain’s Ibex ended 0. 56% to 10,038. 9 But the Swiss stock... The euro continues to sink, as the prospects of the European Central Bank unveiling plans for quantitative easing next week grow, and the repercussions of the Swiss removing the currency cap continue to reverberate. After an early recovery against the Swiss franc the euro is now down 0. 65% at 0. 98 francs, while it has also lost ground against the dollar:. Barclays lost tens of millions of dollars from the volatile moves in the Swiss franc on Thursday, an industry source said on Friday.
Cuckoo for clockwork
He also has his own Cuckoo Clock Hospital website. Lehn has been fixing cuckoo clocks for 20 years: oiling; cleaning; replacing and adjusting movements and music boxes; and making a variety of other adjustments. Lehn retired in 2003 after a 35-year career ...
June 25, 2015
Jazz fest: A world of music for free
Here’s a chronological attempt to pack a world of global genre-hopping musical intrigue into 10 can ... Sts.). “What did Switzerland produce? The cuckoo clock.” Pace Harry Lime in The Third Man, this Swiss trio throws the fine craftsmanship ...
June 19, 2015
Azerbaijan free speech activist flown out by Swiss FM
BERLIN (AP) — A free speech activist from Azerbaijan who spent 10 months in the Swiss embassy has left the country aboard the jet of Switzerland’s foreign minister. Emin Huseynov landed in Switzerland late Friday with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier ...
June 13, 2015
The Doctor Is In at the Cuckoo Clock Hospital
Today you can likely find him in his own personally designed and constructed workshop, the Cuckoo Clock Hospital, as he calls it. He has been fixing cuckoo clocks for 20 years: oiling; cleaning; replacing/adjusting movements and music boxes; and making a ...
Kinsler: The bird comes out of his house to talk to me
“He put a paper clip in the music box movement,” volunteered my friend at the next bench, and I wearily began disassembling the accursed clock once again. Cuckoo clocks are like that, and perhaps that’s why they’re justifiably associated with mild ...
May 30, 2015
24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo
This exhibition puts a contemporary spin on the cuckoo clock, as Swiss designers and artists reinvent this iconic Swiss clock. The exhibition 24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo features 24 clocks created by teachers & students from the Geneva ...
May 27, 2015
Francs, Fear and Folly
Ah, Switzerland, famed for cuckoo clocks and sound money. Other nations may experiment with radical economic policies, but with the Swiss you don’t get surprises. Until you do. On Thursday the Swiss National Bank, the equivalent of the Federal Reserve ...
January 16, 2015