Global News: Covid-19 Policy Mistakes, Warren Buffett & Japan, French Diplomacy (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, covid-19: why are so many governments getting it wrong? What Warren Buffett sees in Japan Inc (8:11) and French diplomacy (16:00).

Virtual Tour Travel Video: Village Of ‘Saint-Sever’ In Southwestern France

Take a tour around the peaceful town of Saint-Sever located in the department of Landes (Nouvelle Aquitaine)…

Saint-Sever is the border city between two contrasting worlds: in the north, the plain of Landes, in the south, the rich slopes of Chalosse. The Adour, border between these two regions, has largely contributed to the development of the city. Saint-Sever, city more than millennium, knew how to preserve the integrity of its architectural heritage in spite of torments and wars. It offers an incomparable charm.

Modern Art: ‘Shangri-La, 2017’ By Matthew Wong

An invitation into any artist’s imagined world involves an intimacy rarely encountered outside of portraiture, but Matthew Wong does this without fear by relying on our one nugget of shared understanding – Shangri-la. What is paradise after all but knowing and being known? “You sit in front of this painting, and it overwhelms you.” – reveals our specialist Isabella Lauria, –

“We get lots in our dreams, and this painting makes me feel lost in the best way.” Post-War and Contemporary Art Day sale, October 7 2020

View sale highlights: https://www.christies.com/features/Po..

Matthew Wong was a Canadian artist. Self-taught as a painter, Wong received critical acclaim for his work before his death in 2019 at the age of 35. Roberta Smith, co-chief art critic at The New York Times, has praised Wong as “one of the most talented painters of his generation.”

Virtual Walking Tours: ‘Wengen, Switzerland’

Wengen is a Swiss Alpine village in the Bernese Oberland region. It’s known for its timber chalets and belle époque hotels. The Jungfraubahn railway climbs to Jungfrau summit, with views of the Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx observation deck. A cable car reaches Männlichen’s slopes and trails, with views of Eiger and Mönch peaks. South of Wengen are the Trümmelbach glacier waterfalls, accessed via underground paths.

Top New Travel Videos: ‘Hike The Dolomites – Italy & Switzerland’ (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Mark Soetebier

“Hike the Dolomites” – -La Val – la Crusc e Prati dell’Armentara

Music “Da Juchitzer” by : Hubert von Goisern & Die Alpinkatzen
Wia die Zeit vergeht (Live)
Compositore Hubert Sullivan

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Wengen is a Swiss Alpine village in the Bernese Oberland region. It’s known for its timber chalets and belle époque hotels. The Jungfraubahn railway climbs to Jungfrau summit, with views of the Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx observation deck. A cable car reaches Männlichen’s slopes and trails, with views of Eiger and Mönch peaks. South of Wengen are the Trümmelbach glacier waterfalls, accessed via underground paths.

Top New Travel Videos: ‘Seasons Of Denmark – Summer’ – Casper Rolsted

Filmed, Edited and Sound Designed by: Casper Rolsted

Every season has its own beauty. This is the first of four shortfilms that will showcase the seasons of Denmark. The focus in these films will be on the landscapes – primerely the changing nature.

Summer in Denmark is a lovely time of the year. The weather is usually good … but a rainy day is never far away.

In this timelapse film from Denmark you will experience beautiful lakes and fjords, sandy beaches, a migrating dune and the mysterious noctilucent clouds.

Locations: Mandemarke Bakker, Skagen, the Dune of Råbjerg Mile, Isefjord, Roskilde Fjord, Skjoldungernes Land National Park, Gisselfeld Kloster forest (Forest Tower), West Zealand

World News Podcast: Azerbaijan-Armenia Clash, New Arrests in Belarus

Radio News 24/7 reports: Fighting along Azerbaijan-Armenia border, protests against Belarus president Lukashenko, and other top world news.

Travel & Culture Video: ‘Equatorial Guinea’ In Central Africa (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Displore

Equatorial Guinea is a Central African country comprising the Rio Muni mainland and 5 volcanic offshore islands. Capital Malabo, on Bioko Island, has Spanish colonial architecture and is a hub for the country’s prosperous oil industry. Its Arena Blanca beach draws dry-season butterflies. The tropical forest of the mainland’s Monte Alen National Park is home to gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants.