Saturday, May 31, 2008

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

In this video Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan explains her objective for breaking stereotypes about the Muslin world. She started an initiative on her YouTube channel for encouraging "virtual handshakes" and comprehension between different cultures.

You can subscribe to her channel from: here

Monday, May 26, 2008

Reduced Halbtax in Zurich for Euro 2008

For the Euro08 in Zurich starting June 7th, the Halbtax card (granting 1/2 price for all public transportation in Switzerland) has been reduced from CHF 99 to CHF 39 for the month (purchase before 31 May, or CHF 59 if you buy in June).

Details at

Thanks Alison for this tip.

Friday, May 16, 2008

News from Google employees in China about the Sichuan earthquake

"Last night, our engineers and other teams worked all night without sleep to develop a people-search engine, to help people find lost loved ones. ... We also have over a hundred volunteers to help screen input and data into this engine. We'll also have a lot more work to do as people submit more input via web and mobile phone. Try this at:"

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