The restored gilded statue of the Archangel Michael can be viewed by the public in the courtyard of the Old Town Hall in Bratislava until October 2, when the sculpture will be placed at the top of the Michalská Veža tower again. The statue of Archangel Michael slaying the dragon was removed from the tower during its general reconstruction last year. (Source: TASR - Dano Veselský) TRAVEL Have you experienced Žilina Region’s cycling routes? There are more than 3,000 kilometres of marked cycling routes in Žilina Region, and new ones are still being created. In the north of Slovakia, in the area of Malá Fatra, Rajecká Dolina, Turiec, Orava, Kysuce and Liptov, cyclists who do not fear hills or who have e-bikes will enjoy the rides. Every region also has easier paths for families with children or those looking for a pleasant pedal. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video … [Read more...] about Weekend: How do you feel about your mother-in-law?
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Published 13 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The Green Party is calling for a new tax on the wealthiest 1% to fund investment in renewable energy and home insulation. At its annual conference in Harrogate, the party's co-leaders will say the levy could raise £70bn to help reduce energy costs and emissions. They will argue better insulated homes could save households hundreds or thousands of pounds per year. And they will call for windfall taxes on oil and gas firms to be extended. The party has long advocated higher taxation for the very richest as a way to reduce inequality and fund the transition to cleaner energy. How can better insulation cut energy bills? What is the windfall tax on oil and gas companies? Nationalise energy firms to cut bills, say Greens In a conference speech, Green Party of England and Wales co-leader Carla … [Read more...] about Tax wealthiest 1% to fund home insulation, say Greens
Sometimes, a boy just wants to move. A hectic, itchy feeling wells up from somewhere deep inside, and the only way to release it is to dance. "I became totally obsessed, man," admits dancer and choreographer Ross McCormack by phone from Auckland. "If I didn't do it, I felt like I might explode." He's bringing his new dance show The Clearing to the Nelson Arts Festival, but his fascination with movement started way back when McCormack was just a kid. READ MORE: Dancing from Picton to the world and back again New dance show Triumphs and Other Alternatives New trust hopes to expand Nelson Arts Festival Light installation Piki Mai will return for Nelson Arts Festival "I was born in Picton in 1977, raised in the Waitohi Rugby Clubrooms, and most of my family's still in the Marlborough Sounds. Back in the day, my parents owned the supermarket in Picton's main street." And then, at age seven, his world fell apart. First, there was a serious accident. McCormack fell … [Read more...] about How a wee boy from Picton danced around the world