BUSINESSMAN’S BLUES

Are you a Chicken or a Pig ?



The workplace is a diverse coming together of people with differing backgrounds, skills, drive, ambition, and individual traits. Leaders and managers work hard at bringing together such an eclectic selection to form effective teams and build successful companies. However, no matter how diverse a group of people are in a specific team and irrespective of how large the team is, you can divide the entire population into two distinct types : “Chicken” and “Pigs”. No offence is intended in the use of animals here ; you can say sheep, goats or cows instead of pigs, the point remains the same. In any team sport, you see players with different responsibilities such as attack, defence, wingers, etc. A good team is well drilled and organised to act in a concerted manner to defend or attack. A (...)more...

The Best Teacher You Ever Had…. Failure

What do we do when we succeed at something ? We cheer, pump our fists, go out and celebrate, splash the cash. However small or huge the success is, we bask in the glory of the moment and set (...)


Seven “Managers” From Heaven by Mufid Sukkar

I recently wrote about “Nine Managers from Hell” so, it is only fair to set the record straight and speak of managers who showed me how to be a better manager. By the way, I am not talking about (...)


Nine Managers From Hell

A lot of professionals consider promotion to a management position as a final destination rather than a start of a journey. Incompetent management comes in a variety of forms. I am sure you can (...)


Wisdom of A Child

Sometimes I think I have gone mad but when I reflect on what had happened, I am relieved to realise perhaps it is the business world I inhabit that is slowly but surely going completely nuts ! (...)




Editorial

What to believe and what not to believe



Considerable progress has been made in technology. Look at mobile telephones and the Internet. Today, many people enjoy a standard of living much higher than that of their parents. So what is really happening ? Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, as one recent analysis suggested ? Will the middle class disappear, as many social scientists predict, and if so what will replace it ? How will posterity look upon our society ? What kind of world will we leave for our children ? How many times have we seen the label “approved by scientists”, “approved by the medical association” on a product ? What could be more certain than resorting to the integrity of a professional organization ? Marketing at its best ? But, despite all this, has the world really become a better place (...)more...

What is wrong with wishing people a Happy New Year ?

Every year at Christmas/New Year time, we send off a greetings card to all our friends and relations and in the envelope we include a “family newsletter” ‒‒ a recto/verso page describing what (...)


Thoughts...on a gloomy day

“There is something I don’t understand,” a friend observed. “Ever since I was on the ground covering the Libyan crisis, we reported that you could buy a Kalashnikov for US$50, while for US$400 you (...)


I hardly ever watch the news on TV anymore

“I hardly ever watch the news on TV anymore,” my colleague said the other day. “All you hear about is killings, wars, crimes … I’m tired of sad and depressing news.” It may be a general trend, because (...)


Business, ethics, deeds …

“With this financial crisis and its consequences, do you realize that people are going back to more traditional values ?” my colleague observed one day. “It’s not only in Europe. You can find this (...)




Diva International

Turkmenistan takes an active part in maintaining ecological well-being



International cooperation on environmental protection is a key aspect of the foreign policy of Turkmenistan that takes an active part in addressing the issues of concern to all mankind. This is vividly evidenced by the ratification of the environmental conventions of the United Nations on biological diversity, desertification control, climate change, protection of the ozone layer, the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes. Dozens of environmental programmes and projects are being implemented at national and regional levels jointly with the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Global Environment Facility and other authoritative international organisations. Turkmenistan has put forward the proposals for (...)more...

Uzbekistan completed election cycle : impressions from the Presidential Elections 29 March 2015

On 29th March this year, Uzbekistan held a presidential election, and I had the good fortune to be invited again to be an observer at the elections. I had requested to follow the elections in the (...)


Les enfants dans les conflits armés

Le Conseil de sécurité a tenu un débat public sur le sort des enfants dans les conflits armés alors même que des informations faisaient état de l’enlèvement, par Boko Haram, d’environ 500 jeunes femmes (...)


Uzbekistan prepares for presidential elections

At an event at the United Nations headquarters last week, Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan presented presidential elections that will take place on 29 March 2015 As part of a development model (...)


Le Conseil de Sécurité s’est réuni le 23 février, en présence de plusieurs ministres dont Serguei Lavrov, le ministre russe des Affaires étrangères, pour réfléchir sur la meilleure façon de maintenir la paix et la sécurité internationales et réaffirmer son engagement aux buts et principes de la Charte des Nations Unies

Une douzaine de ministres des affaires étrangères, mais également 67 délégations ont participé au débat organisé par le représentant permanent de la Chine et président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois (...)




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DIPLOMATIE INTERNATIONALE ET SOCIETE Par Dan Albertini L’AUTRE ÉPÉE DE DAMOCLES



Entre (), Hillary Rodham Clinton aura beau vouloir ou prétendre un plan personnel au féminin pour l’Amérique, qu’elle ne pourra jamais se distinguer ainsi. Se débarrasser du patronyme de Clinton, sera un pari aussi risqué que de tenter d’écarter Bill. C’est d’ailleurs contre ce dernier que le clan Bush lance des invectives pour miner les Démocrates car, Bill à lui seul aura réussi ce que ses alter ego n’ont su. Fermons les (). Laurent Salvador Lamothe peut-il naviguer encore plus loin en Haïti ? Sinon vers où : ambitions, prévisions, déceptions. La houlette ne rassure ni le bâton. Il eut son temps de gloire, éphémère. Elle justifiait tout, même cette ambition trop haut perchée. Je l’ai pourtant soulevée dans ‘’Le MAE un Bateau sans Capitaine’’ comme dans ‘’Le Procès Salvador’’. Celui-ci était une critique (...)more...

TURKMENISTAN : Neutrality and transport in Eurasia Interview with His Excellency Ambassador Atageldi Haljanov

Q : Could you tell us something about your country ? Turkmenistan – the neutral, democratic, legal, secular and dynamically developing state in the Central Asian region –– is a land with a unique (...)


NEW ZEALAND : Emphasizing multilateralism Interview with Amanda Ellis, Ambassador of New Zealand to the United Nations and other specialized agencies

Ms Ellis is one of those dynamic, sporty, hardworking and friendly ambassadors who is determined to put her country on the international agenda. Madame Ambassador has a difficult task because (...)


Abdoulaye Diop le tout nouveau ministre des Affaires étrangères malien, était à l’ONU. Il s’est exprimé devant le Conseil de sécurité.

Q : Quelle est la situation sur le terrain. Les forces de l’ONU et la force Serval font-elles leur travail ? Quel est votre sentiment ? R : La situation est complexe. Aujourd’hui, seule la moitié (...)


DIPLOMATIE INTERNATIONALE ET SOCIETE Par Dan Albertini QUEBEC : LE CORONER BROCHU ASPHIXIE LA PENSEE D’INDEPENDANCE

Entre (). Si la Crimée souffrait de compétences locales bidons, elle ne pourrait se dresser souveraine dans sa volonté de référendum l’opposant à l’UE, aux EE UU, aux Ukrainiens et même aux Canadiens. (...)




Geneva International

Meteorology It’s more important than we think Interview with Elena Manaenkova, Assistant Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization and candidate for the post of Secretary-General 



When you think about meteorology, all you want to know is whether the sun will come out tomorrow –– rarely do you realise that it’s a highly scientific profession that spans the whole globe every moment of the day and night. Here in Geneva we are very fortunate to have the World Meteorological Organization –– WMO. However, it is so specialized and technical that perhaps we do not understand the importance and implications of its work. The organization will soon elect a new Secretary-General to succeed Michel Jarraud, who has led the organization since 2004. We had an opportunity to meet the sole female candidate in the upcoming elections, Ms Elena Manaenkova, at present Assistant Secretary-General. Her name is very well known both in the field of meteorology and also among other scientists (...)more...

ALASKA & HAWAII DELIGHTED WITH PAKISTAN’S REQUEST AT US UPR

UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA - The Alaska-Hawaii Alliance for Self-Determination is delighted by the request made by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States delegation at the Universal (...)


A tree-planting ceremony and plaque dedication in memory of the late Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Somalia

Photos : ActionPress/P-M. Virot A tree-planting ceremony and plaque dedication in memory of the late Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the United Nations (...)


Silent march in Geneva on 25 April 2015 to condemn the barbaric and heinous massacre of 30 Ethiopian Christians

Photos : Copy right ActionPress/PM Virot The Permanent Mission of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations office at Geneva and other International Organizations in (...)


Armenian Genocide and International Relations : 1915-2015 by Vicken Cheterian

The public opinion in Europe has heard about the Genocide perpetrated against the Armenians, yet they often know very little next to it. This lack of knowledge is not accidental. The state (...)




Economy

American companies in the Turkmen market



In the first years of independence, Turkmenistan had encountered problems in the national economy. Decades long relationships, which had been built between farmers and industrialists, were lost and torn. There were specialists and desire, but there was no equipment and respective foundation for effective work of rural workers. Special machinery was required for cotton-growing. Thus, Turkmen government’s decision to purchase new combine harvesters fell on several US manufacturers of such machinery. Previous producers of the machines suspended their manufacture long ago. There was a risk to make a mistake, as the climatic conditions of the region where harvesting combines were manufactured and conditions in Turkmenistan are not comparable. But experts’ fear proved groundless. So national (...)more...

The President of Turkmenistan held a meeting with heads of the American "General Electric" and Turkish "Çalyk Enerji"

The President of Turkmenistan held a meeting with Ricardo Cordoba, the head of American "General Electric", and Ahmet Chalyk, the head of the Turkish "Çalyk Enerji". The two companies were (...)


Project on construction of the gas chemical plant in Kiyanly village in the ten top projects in Eurasia

The project on construction of the gas chemical plant in Kiyanly village on the Caspian Coast received a special award from the Trade & Export Finance (TXF), the United Kingdom as one of the (...)


Fighting tax evasion : EU and Switzerland sign historic tax transparency agreement

Today the EU and Switzerland signed a historic new tax transparency agreement, which will significantly improve the fight against tax evasion. Under the agreement, both sides will automatically (...)


Negotiators Adopt Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement at Diplomatic Conference

Geneva, May 20, 2015 PR/2015/779 Negotiators approved a revision of an international registration system providing protection for names that identify the geographic origin of products such as (...)




Humanitarians

Norwegian partnership adds new capacity for climate services



The Norwegian Refugee Council has signed an agreement with the World Meteorological Organization to send experts into the field to increase the capacity of national institutions to develop climate information and products that will help vulnerable African countries to cope with climate change, extreme weather and uncertain rainfall patterns. Under the Memorandum of Understanding, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) will loan meteorologists, hydrologists and other qualified personnel to help with the practical operationalization of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). This is a multi-partner international initiative, spearheaded by WMO, to improve the provision and use of climate services like seasonal outlooks and drought monitors. The priority focus is on agriculture (...)more...

Maintaining the ideals of humanism and respectability

The example of maintenance of principles of international law, ideals of humanism and justice is the policy, being pursued under leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on decrease of (...)


Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

GENEVA – The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in other countries, pushed the number of asylum (...)


UNHCR and ITC partner to support economic empowerment for refugees

Geneva) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have agreed to step up joint efforts to ensure better economic and (...)


Syrian civilians unable to escape

Syrian civilians trying to escape the brutal war inside Syria, risk being turned back at the borders and the number of refugees finding safety abroad has declined dramatically, according to a new (...)




Education

"DYSLEXIQUE…VRAIMENT ? Et si l’on soignait l’école"



Tout un programme ce titre du livre de Colette Ouzilou qui apporte un vent de fraicheur dans la réflexion sur les causes réelles de l’épidémie de dyslexie qui envahie depuis quelques décennies les statistiques scolaires et les esprits de nombreux élèves et de leurs parents. Colette Ouzilou est une orthophoniste qui en 40 ans d’exercice a reçu des centaines d’enfants "mauvais lecteurs" dans son cabinet. Parmi ces enfants à peine une vingtaine était dyslexique. "En 1968, je rééduquais essentiellement des enfants souffrant de retard de langage, de bégaiement. Mais, au début des années 70, j’ai vu apparaître la première vague de lecteurs défaillants, et, depuis, leur nombre n’a fait qu’augmenter" témoigne-t-elle. L’auteur décrit les processus qui ont conduit l’institution scolaire à abandonner et (...)more...

Learn a language in 80 hours in Geneva or in New York

“Learning a language in 80 hours” is an innovative, efficient and stimulating teaching method which enables students to master a foreign language in 80 hours over a matter of months ‒‒ or even (...)


A hundred Muslim and Jewish young leaders daring to believe something is possible that everyone says is impossible

Each year, the Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) gathers together 100 young Jewish and Muslim leaders from more than forty countries, allowing them to talk to each other for a whole week instead of (...)


Le Centre International de Formation ``Golda Meir`` (MCTC) au chevet des pays du sud dans le domaine du développement communautaire et de la gestion de micro-entreprises. Par Roch Alfred KIKI (AFRIQUE)

Le MASHAV entendu l’Agence Israélienne pour la Coopération Internationale au Développement (MASHAV), une institution israélienne qui œuvre pour la coopération entre les peuples du monde à travers (...)


Pestalozzi, père de la pégagogie moderne

« J’ai vu mieux que le paradis de la Suisse, j’ai vu Pestalozzi » (Karl Ritter, célèbre géographe allemand). La pédagogie, une passion suisse ? On peut l’affirmer si l’on pense à Pestalozzi, Rousseau, (...)




Culture

A PEARL IN THE DESERT : THE HOME OF FORBIDDEN ART



The incredible story of Igor Savitsky and the Nukus Museum Have you ever heard of Igor Savitsky ? No ? What about Nukus ? A city of 250,000 inhabitants –– Nukus –– in the autonomous Republic of Karakalpak, in the northern part of Uzbekistan, it hosts the world’s second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art (after the Russian Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg) –– in the Nukus Museum. It is also home to one of the largest collections of archaeological objects and folklore, applied and contemporary art originating from Central Asia. Although the ancient Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva may be better known, the Nukus Museum is in fact the fourth splendour of Uzbekistan, and the Savitsky Collection has been called “one of the most outstanding museums of the world” by the (...)more...

Exceptional concert at Victoria Hall in Geneva 17 April 2015

On the 17th of April 2015, classical music enthusiasts are invited to attend exceptional concert at Victoria Hall in Geneva. On the occasion of the commemoration of 100th anniversary of Armenian (...)


Genève au 16ème siècle : Jeanne de Jussie, religieuse persécutée, raconte…

Avant de devenir la Rome protestante, Genève a vécu au milieu du 16ème siècle une période de graves conflits religieux et politiques. Jeanne de Jussie, une sœur du couvent de Sainte-Claire au (...)


Entrevista con Luis Ayhllón, escritor y dramaturgo mexicano

Luis Ayhllón (fotógrafa Liliana Padilla) El dramaturgo y guionista mexicano Luis Ayhllón (1976), residente en Ginebra, es uno de los autores más representativos y premiados de su generación. (...)


Culture Sector in Public Policy of Turkmenistan

At an extended government meeting of 7 July, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov outlined current issues facing the field of national culture at the present stage, having stressed the need to (...)




Health and well-being

Even low doses of radiation increase risk of dying from leukaemia in nuclear workers, says IARC



Lyon, France, 22 June 2015 - A study coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, shows that protracted exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation can cause leukaemia. The study, published today in The Lancet Haematology, shows that the risk of death from leukaemia increases linearly with the radiation dose. “To date, this study provides the most precise evaluation of the risk of developing leukaemia linked to the protracted low doses of radiation received by nuclear workers throughout their careers,” says IARC researcher Dr Ausrele Kesminiene, a study co-author. “It shows that the nuclear workers we studied have a small increase in the risk of dying from leukaemia as their exposure to radiation (...)more...

A HOSPITAL IN HOMS

Khalid Shibib has written a novel telling the story of a young Syrian doctor sent from Damascus to the city of Homs in late 2010. He witnessed how the city became the scene of a full-scale civil (...)


IARC celebrates 50 years of cancer research

Lyon, France, 15 May 2015 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, today celebrates the 50th anniversary of its (...)


Caesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary

Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, caesarean section (...)


International sports media forum took place in Turkmenistan

On April 3, 2015 within the framework of International Conference dedicated to the Asian Games 2017 and Turkmenistan’s role in progress of sports in the name of peace and prosperity, International (...)




des Arts et des Hommes ...

Nasser…. ce jour du 28 septembre



Anouar El’Sadate grimpait nerveusement l’escalier de l’appartement de la famille Nasser, en ce début d’après-midi agité du 28 septembre 1970. Il rata la dernière image du raïs vivant. Il eut juste le temps de lui fermer les yeux. Gamal Abdel Nasser est mort dans son lit après une vie animée de victoires, d’espoir et de déception. L’Egypte ne sera jamais remise de cette perte. Il est rare qu’un homme politique divise autant l’opinion publique de son pays depuis près de sept décennies. L’Egypte qui l’a vu naître en 1918 sera toute autre à sa mort, ce jour du 28 septembre ancré dans l’histoire de celle-ci telle une huitième plaie. Le raïs rendit son dernier souffle, emporté par une complication cardiaque, en état d’épuisement total. Menant une guerre d’usure contre Israël après la défaite de 1967, cette guerre a (...)more...

Revivre la Patrie *

La Patrie n’est pas un lieu géographique inéluctable défini par les lois de la nature ou par les impératifs de la vie. Elle est la demeure de l’amour premier, la demeure de l’enfance, celle du (...)


Retrouver Camus

Albert … Le jour où tu as perdu la vie, j’avais à peine 7 ans. Je ne te connaissais pas encore ni même lu aucune de tes (...)


Le double miroir de Mahfouz

Aucun romancier égyptien n’ose encore se départir de l’héritage de Mahfouz ni revendiquer publiquement sa succession. Et pour cause. Ses disciples1 le prennent pour ce qu’il fût : le maître. Cette (...)


L’Amour se renouvelle ...

L’Amour se renouvelle ... Mauresque Il n’existe de jour qui passe sans sentir ton souffle remonter à mes lèvres Ton absence t’impose telle une source d’eau, masquée d’ombres, dans un jardin andalou (...)




Poetry and literature

« Sans Patrie », le livre qui prépare et annonce Heidi



Tout le monde connaît « Heidi », pas forcément l’original, c’est-à-dire les tomes publiés en allemand par Johanna Spyri en 1880 et 1881, mais sans doute ses adaptations et traductions multiples et diverses (dont des suites qui ne sont pas de l’auteure), ses versions pour enfants (raccourcies et simplifiées), et surtout ses apparitions au cinéma (inoubliable Shirley Temple), dans des séries télévisées, et le nouveau visage presque définitif que lui a donné le Japonais Isao Takahata en 1974 dans son dessin animé en 52 épisodes qui a fait le tour du monde… Et j’en oublie certainement ! Tellement reproduite, allongée, raccourcie, transformée, adaptée, que l’on ne sait peut-être plus très bien de quoi l’on parle. Et puis, que sait-on de Johanna Spyri ? Trop peu de choses. Mais ce que l’on sait renverse tous les (...)more...

Literature in the service of peace - 25 years of the United Nations Society of Writers (UNSW), Tuesday 14 Oct., 1 p.m. Library Events Room, United Nations, Geneva



UNITED NATIONS SOCIETY OF WRITERS SPONSORS A POETRY READING ON THE LAKE

On Saturday 10 March beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until well past noon, the United Nations Society of Writers/Société des Ecrivains des Nations Unies and its literary journal Ex Tempore (...)


Zidane Meriboute, Islam’s Fateful Path

We are happy to inform you on the publication by the Londonian Publisher I.B Tauris of the translation and Update into English of the book : "La Fracture islamique:demain le soufisme ?" , (...)


At Sixty

Sixty is no eschatological age, but a breathing pause after a good run. Sixty is no end and no beginning, but a hyperbolic notwithstanding, a parable of sowing and reaping, a metaphor of (...)




Travel reportage

Elephant poaching rates virtually unchanged in 2014



CITES MIKE programme says that elephant populations continue to decline owing to steady poaching trends Positive progress in East Africa, but situation deteriorating in Central and West Africa. First compliance measures adopted Geneva/Kasane, 23 March 2015 – According to the latest figures released by the CITES programme for Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants, commonly known as MIKE, overall elephant poaching rates at monitored sites remained virtually unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year. Poaching rates still exceed natural elephant population growth rates, meaning a continued decline in elephant numbers overall is likely. The latest CITES MIKE figures presented today at the African Elephant Summit in Kasane (Botswana), show no increase in the overall poaching (...)more...

Le Paxmal : un temple de paix dans les montagnes suisses

Ce temple, c’est l’histoire d’une vie et d’une œuvre, celles de Karl Bickel (1886-1982). Ce Zurichois fut à la fois peintre, sculpteur, graphiste et dessinateur renommé de timbres-poste. Il fut aussi (...)


A taste of the ancient Silk Road The Aslar Sadosi Festival in Khiva, Uzbekistan

The Asrlar Sadosi (Echo of the Centuries) Festival is an annual event dedicated to the preservation of traditional culture in Uzbekistan. It all started in 2008, when the Fund Forum, a public NGO (...)


Eco-tourism in Jordan

In a beautiful modern building on a hill overlooking one of the landmarks of Amman stand the offices of Wild Jordan. The building is functional, modern and fits into the landscape, and it gives (...)


Le Palais idéal du Facteur Cheval

Tout ce que tu vois, passant, Est l’oeuvre d’un paysan. Ferdinand Cheval A environ deux heures de Genève existe un lieu (...)




Friends contributing to DIVA

Qu’a t-elle donc apporté !!!!!



Tous les pays communément du tiers monde ont été à un moment de leur histoire colonisés par un pays tiers. Cette colonisation s’est faite pour soit disant "civilisés" ces "peuplades primitives". Cet apport d’une civilisation nouvelle n’a pratiquement rien apporté au pays dominé, mais a sûrement enrichi celui qui au nom de la civilisation à coloniser. Dés lors la question que l’on devrait se poser c’est pourquoi se sont ils lancés à la conquête de ces pays ? Pourquoi a t-on voulu "civilisé" ces populations ? Les a t-on civilisées ? A t-on réellement apporté quelque chose à tous ces pays ? A toutes ces questions que l’on pourrait se poser la seule réponse possible est que ces pays qui ont subi cette colonisation aujourd’hui font tous partie du tiers monde. Est ce donc une simple coïncidence ? Non, c’est (...)more...

A ces hommes politiques qui nous dirigent

Au risque de dépeindre un tableau noir, au risque de faire rire certains, au risque que cela tourne au ridicule, au risque que l’histoire ne se répète à ces hommes politiques qui nous dirigent. Dans (...)


Aujourd’hui le monde arabe

On pourrait humilier des peuples pendant des décennies, on pourrait par le biais de la force, par le biais d’un pouvoir autoritaire asservir tout un peuple. Si a cela on ajoute l’appui (...)


A ce Liban, a ce rêve

Il est de ceux qui se battent pour un idéal et qui sacrifient leurs vies. Il est de ceux, pour qui leur terre est sacrée Il est de ceux pour qui, le pays est synonyme de symbole, d’entité, de (...)


Interview with Mr. Hagop Avakian

You have surely heard the name Avakian somewhere. The Avakians have been in the carpet business for more than four generations, and they have specialized in Oriental hand knotted carpets. We (...)




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Pontifical Scots College, Rome : Scottish-Roman Mosaic

Since the times of a largely Celtic and monastic Church to the days of the hidden seminaries and the ‘heather priests’ of the Highland seminaries together with Scalan, Aquhorties and Blairs College (1829-1986), and the forced exile of the seminaries of Douai, Paris, Madrid, Valladolid and Salamanca, the Pontifical Scots College has continued to welcome visitors to the Eternal City. Over centuries numerous events and many people have contributed to the Scottish-Roman Mosaic. In 2000 the Pontifical Scots College celebrated the 400th anniversary of its existence, and 2015 marks the fiftieth (...)

Irish Dominicans in Rome : Community of SS. Sisto e Clemente

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Irish and Czech Connections : Charles University in Prague

John Bremner (1798-1847) : A Priest in Troubled Times