Legionowo Problems

Legionowo

Legionowo

On 8 February 2015, a man and child were caught in a lift near Legionowo railway station. Even though police patrol the local PKP station regularly and scrupulously, they were not aware of a man and child shouting for help. At noon, local emergency services were informed about a problem at the station. The fire brigade came to the station and found a man and 2-year-old toddler trapped in a near-by lift. Fortunately, the fire-fighters managed to open the doors and rescue them. Hobby.pl reports that local services continue to be informed about the lift and the fact that it does not work, mostly due to vandalism. The town authorities are now wondering how to solve the problem and are planning to have CCTV cameras installed by the end of the year.
hobby.pl

Co-working in Poland

Will It Work in Poland?

Will It Work in Poland?

If you cannot afford to rent an office and for whatever reason do not want to work at home, you can always consider renting a desk in a co-working area. According to online magazine deskmag.com, approximately 300,000 people worked in nearly 6,000 such spaces worldwide at the end of 2014. Co-working started off in Poland in 2009 and the number of these shared offices has been growing systematically since then. Unsurprisingly, mainly in major cities, where there is sufficient demand to make the business economically viable. At present, half of an estimated one hundred or so Polish co-working spaces are situated in Warsaw. It is not only typical co-working firms that offer desks for rent: Idea Bank, which positions itself as a bank for entrepreneurs, has also decided to provide co-working services. Typically, against payment of a low fee and without the need for a long-term contract, you can expect a desk, access to office equipment, wi-fi and coffee. It is possible to rent a conference room if needed. Co-working companies also offer office administration services. You can register your business at a co-working firm address, have correspondence sent there and simply show up just to pick up your letters without actually working at the place. Some companies want to distinguish themselves from competitors and build client loyalty by offering something special. It can be anything from a free home-made cake sure to attract those with a sweet tooth to an event corresponding to the declared interests or professional profiles of co-workers. Low costs and flexibility are the principal advantages of co-working. Additionally, if you like working among people, co-working spaces can be appealing. Even if occasionally the noise level might prove a disadvantage, you are likely to meet freelancers with a variety of skills and casual chat at the coffee machine can inspire new business ideas.
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Death for Dog Rescuer

Beware of Manholes

Beware of Manholes

The tragedy took place on one Saturday morning in March 2009 in Łódź. Pedestrians informed the sanitary engineer of the city that a dead woman.was found in a electrical-heating well in the city centre. According to the police, she went down the well to rescue her dog. The engineers who arrived on the scene witnessed a horrible sight. The frightened and panicking 3-month-old dog was running around inside the well barking and howling and the woman was caught upside down the 5-metre well. Firefighters and the ambulance service were called out immediately. “One of them went into the well with help of mountain equipment,” recalled Artur Michalak, spokesman for Łódź fire brigade. Unfortunately, the woman had died.

Innovative Operation in Poland

Hand Transplant

Hand Transplant

Specialists from the Department of General and Transplantation Surgery of Warsaw Medical University (Teaching Hospital of the Infant Jesus in Warsaw) conducted, for the first time ever in Poland, a cross kidney transplantation from living unrelated donors. The operation was a success. “It is the culmination of our hard work,” admit the doctors. They are already preparing for even more complicated surgery because they want to make the transplantation not between two but between several dozen couples (chains). The first kidney transplantation was performed between two couples. Men wanted to donate their kidneys to their partners but they could not do so because of incompatible blood types, cross match test and other qualification procedures. The couples had to exchange (replace) their kidneys to be qualified for transplantation from unrelated living donors. Such treatments are allowed in Poland. The Teaching Hospital of the Infant Jesus in Warsaw has been preparing for this transplantation for three years. In the United States cross transplantations have been performed for many years and carried out simultaneously even among several dozen pairs. However, this method requires the coordination of many transplant centres and such transplantations have not yet been performed in Europe. 40% of all transplants from living donors take place in the Teaching Hospital of the Infant Jesus in Warsaw. In 2014 there were 55 such transplants carried out in Poland.
wiadomosci.wp.pl

Great Architecture from Poland

POLIN Museum

POLIN Museum

The Silesian Museum in Katowice, the Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw have entered prestigious “Mies van der Rohe” best building competition. The winner will receive the title of best European building of the last two years. The five finalists will be announced in May, and in February, we will know the name of the winner. The best building will be awarded €60,000. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is among the favourites for the main prize. Last time, the “Mies van der Rohe” award went to the Harpa building in Reykjavik, which contains three concert halls and a conference hall. It was designed by architects from Henning Larsen Architects and Studio Olafur Eliasson. The prize is awarded by the European Commission, European Parliament and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona, and is considered to be the most prestigious awards in contemporary architecture. Its patron, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), was one of the most important architects of the 20th century. The prize has been awarded every two years since 1987.
wyborcza.pl

Frank Denounces Nazi Parents

Niklas Frank

Niklas Frank

Niklas Frank, born in 1939, is son of Hans Frank, Third Reich minister, nicknamed the “butcher of Poland”, and Brigitte Frank, who wanted to gain social advance at the expense of breaking moral rules. In early spring 1939 Hans Frank was appointed by Afolf Hitler head of the occupied Polish territories, later General Government. The next day he told his wife Brigitte (née Herbst) about this fact: “You will be the queen of Poland”. As a young boy, Niklas Frank lived with his family in Wawel Castle in Kraków. His childhood was fearless, even though at the same time thousands upon thousands of Polish people were being slaughtered. In February 2005 a Polish Newsweek journalist met him at the Berlin InterContinental. There, Frank told him about his feeling of responsibility, which had overwhelmed him as a result of his father’s crimes. In 1987 Niklas Frank wrote “Der Vater” (“The Father”), in which he denounced his father, who was sentenced to death during the Nüremberg trials for his war crimes. He approaches his mother with the same contempt as his father. Thanks to letters, diaries, official documents and his own memories, he wrote her biography “Meine deutsche Mutter” (“My German mother”), which was published in Germany. The biography is the story of an ambitious and cynical woman, who was ready to trample over every moral code if it might give her a chance of social advance.
kultura.newsweek.pl

Warsaw Underground Opening Soon

Warsaw Metro

Warsaw Metro

The supervisors of the construction of the second line of the Warsaw underground have decided that Warszawa Wileńska station is now ready to be used by passengers. It is the second station that has been given this status, the first was Rondo Daszyńskiego. However, there are still five more stations and six ventilating rooms to be tested. “It is possible that we will finish all tests by the end of February,” claims the provincial construction supervisor Jaromir Grabowski. In other words, all is in the hands of the construction supervisors: it is they who will decide when the grand opening of the second line will happen. As for now, all stations, ventilating rooms and underground tunnels have been tested by the fire service, sanitary authorities, and environmental protection delegates. Now the underground infrastructure is being tested by construction supervisors. They went underground last week and must check all documents and the surroundings of the Warsaw Metro.
wiadomosci.onet.pl