Merkel returns two Nolde paintings after exhibition exposes Nazi links - The Times of IsraelTuesday, April 23, 2019
DPA that Merkel should give a clear explanation for her decision.
If Nolde is being shunned because of his political views, “then she should no longer be sitting in the first row” at the Bayreuth opera festival which Merkel attends annually and which features the works of notorious anti-Semite Richard Wagner.
For Christian Ring, the director of the Seebuell Ada and Emil Nolde Foundation, the debate that has erupted over the artist “is very, very exciting”.
“I think it is right that people are talking about it, and that people are analyzing the situation and discussing it.
“That’s something I find more important than what’s been removed from the walls or not removed. And that’s what we’re trying to do with this exhibition — we want a discussion, how should we navigate this vis-a-vis our moral compass,” he said.
Merkel’s office too, “must develop its own view on what art should be presented in the chancellery,” he said.
People look at work of Emil Nolde at an exhibition about the artist at the Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin, Germany, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
One thing was certain though — Merkel’s decision would go down in history as an “anecdote to show how after so many years, … Hitler… still generates so much interest that is difficult to ignore,” predicted Fulda.
“And that’s why you get this panicky reaction.”
The motorist is so drunk he falls asleep in front of traffic light - The Crypto Coin DiscoverySunday, March 3, 2019
The woman had to be treated from the rescue service. The information of the officials, the couple was noticed in the past already several times by fierce disputes.
Bayreuth: a number of students to deflagration in the classroom, as a precaution in the clinic
brought up In the upper Franconian town of Bayreuth, a seventh-Grader, has triggered a deflagration. As the “BR” is reported, had manipulated the 14-Year-old is the battery on a laptop, as there was a loud Bang. It was a strong smoke developed and seven students, because of airway irritation and Nausea treated. They were supervised on site by a rescue service, and then, as a precaution to a hospital. The remaining students were picked up by their parents.
Montabaur: eleven-year-old, An eleven-year-old dies while Playing on bus depot
the Play on a depot in Montabaur in Rhineland-Palatinate killed. The Boy was crushed by the tire of a 200-pound tractor, as the police announced on Tuesday. Accordingly, the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon. The Boy was playing alone at the depot, while his mother, in the interior of the building was. After a preliminary investigation, the police the Boy tried to climb on to the workshop leaning against the tire. In this case, the order apparently fell and buried the boy. The mother managed together with the witnesses, the Eleven-year-old to pull out from under the tire. The Boy was taken to a hospital, succumbed, however, on Monday evening from his injuries.
Starnberg: Unknown shoots to 13-Year-old
In Starnberg, southwest of Munich, an Unknown shot with an air rifle at a 13-year-old boy. As the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” with reference to police data reports, had played the Boy together with a friend in the District of Söcking with a scooter. According to the report, would have the Boy suddenly felt a burning pain. The reason: He had been hit by an air gun projectile on the thigh. Together with his mother, he discovered in the basement later on the scene.
The Teenager remained in the incident virtually unharmed. The alerted police against the unknown to Protect because of dangerous bodily injury. It have sich a targeted shot, acted, and also missiles from over-the-counter air-pressure weapons could lead to serious injuries, the report said.
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Flower vases, urns, fountains prove popular with collectorsSaturday, July 14, 2018
Q. Can you give me any information about a devil creamer? Its red-orange and is shaped like a devil on his knees. The cream pours out of his mouth. The bottom is marked Royal Bayreuth, Bavaria, with a lion holding a shield with the letter T on it. The date 1794 is below the shield.
A. Royal Bayreuth is known for its creamers, pitchers, cracker jars, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, and other items made in the shapes of fruit, tomatoes, lobsters, shells, flowers, animals, birds, clowns and more. The red devil is part of a group of pieces known as Devil & Cards, a group that was shaped like a devil, playing cards or both. The red devil alone was made as a 31/2-inch creamer, a 41/2-inch milk pitcher and two different ashtrays. A black devil also was made. The mark on your creamer, in blue, green or black, was used after 1900. The date on the mark is the year Royal Bayreuth was founded in Tettau, Bavaria. The company still is in business, now making dinnerware. There is a club for collectors, the Royal Bayreuth Collectors Club (RoyalBayreuth.org), which has an annual convention. A creamer like yours sold for $360 last year.
Q. I bought this cuff bracelet years ago at a yard sale. Its about 2 inches wide and I dont know what metal it is, but it has an antiqued finish. The inside has a mark for Miriam Haskell, but it doesnt look like her typical costume jewelry. Can you help and maybe give me a value?
A. The finish on your bracelet is called Russian gold. Other designers of vintage costume jewelry used similar finishes, but Miriam Haskells company used a secret signature Russian gold plating recipe developed just for them that resulted in patinas ranging from dull to bright. It was a type of gold plating on brass, and the plating solution is said to have 24-karat gold among the secret ingredients. Pieces were hand-dipped and then sealed. Many were further embellished with glass beads, faux seed pearls and other decoration. Haskells Russian gold also is found on many their filigree pieces. Asking prices for Miriam Haskell hinged bracelets like yours range from $100 to $250, but weve found selling prices to be less than $100. Embellished examples are worth more.
Q. I have my great-grandfathers accordion, a Pre-1900 Hohner two-row button diatonic. It was appraised and I was told it would fetch four figures. Id love to keep it, but no one in my family wants it. Its normal fifth scalar organization, 20 plus treble buttons and 12 bass buttons in very good condition. Where should I start?
A. You probably will get the highest price by selling the accordion at an auction of other antique musical instruments. Expect to pay the auction gallery a commission, a percentage of the hammer price. Fees are negotiable. Find out in advance what costs are and what it in...http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/jun/24/flower-vases-urns-fountains-prove-popula/
Deceptive flowers, duping insects: How parachute flowers lure their pollinators into a trap - Science DailyFriday, October 21, 2016
A doctoral researcher at the University of Bayreuth has discovered an unusually cunning imitation strategy in the plant kingdom.
Many flowering plants attract insects which pollinate their flowers. This is only in this way that they can ensure the survival of their species. A twiner native to southern Africa, Sanderson´s parachute flower (Ceropegia sandersonii), has a particularly cunning strategy for attracting flies for pollination. Its way of ensuring pollination is a complicated ploy involving fraud and imprisonment. These "crimes" in the plant kingdom have now been exposed by Annemarie Heiduk, a doctoral researcher in biology at the University of Bayreuth. Scientists from Bayreuth, Salzburg, Bielefeld, Darmstadt, London, and Pietermaritzburg helped her gather the evidence. The international team has now presented its research findings in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology.
An irresistible fragrance: scent surprisingly similar to honeybees under attack
The victims of this scam are freeloader flies of the genus...
The Dandelion Windfall - Canada Free PressTuesday, April 23, 2019
Guess what: it could turn into a real windfall for you!Dandelion ButterAs you may not know yet, I grew up in the “Land of Happy Cows” (LOHCs), i.e. the western part of southern Bavaria. In spring, the meadows there are a solid yellow with flowering dandelion plants. They are so abundant that the butter and cheese produced from the cows grazing in those fields develop a decidedly yellow color, caused by the chemical known as “beta-carotene.” It’s related to the orange color-producing substance in carrots, hence its name.Believe me, after a long winter of having to live on hay from last year’s harvests, when the season turns to spring and the dandelions are blooming, the cows are really happy then. They take to the solidly dandelion-yellow meadows in force and produce plenty of milk that is the source of the then (once again) yellow butter.For decades, the European Union countries, collectively produced a “butter mountain,” meaning a large excess that could not be consumed there. But this could change soon, when butter turns to rubber (don’t take it literally).But first to Traditional RubberAs you may know, upon injury of the leaves or bark, a variety of plants exude a viscous milky white liquid that tends to polymerize on contact with air into a rubbery blob. Of course, that’s the way much of the world’s natural rubber came into existence and is still an important agricultural product to this day. The plant that has been the source of much of the world’s “latex” that, upon exposure to air, turns into raw rubber, known as kautchuk, or caoutchouc, or India rubber, is the “rubber tree” (Hevea brasiliensis, Euphorbiaceae).Native to South America, the rubber tree was introduced to South and South-East Asia well over one-hundred years ago and that region now produces much of the world’s raw rubber.Now, to Synthetic RubberIn WWII, when the demand for rubber products increased sharply and (Germany’s) access to the natural product became limited, chemists developed the synthetic rubber, then known as Buna rubber. Its basic constituent is the small molecule isoprene that can be polymerized into rubber of excellent properties. In fact, much of today’s car tires and many other rubber products rely on that synthetic material, both for c...https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-dandelion-windfall
How Can Nazis Be on the March in Germany? - TruthoutTuesday, April 23, 2019
We will come to power and then we will do what is necessary so that we can live a free life in the future. We tell the Bosporus that the three big Ms — Mohammed, Muezzin and Minerett — are over.” In Bavaria, the AfD is campaigning for “Islam-free schools.”
But Islamophobia isn’t isolated to the AfD. The CSU’s Horst Seehöfer stated in February that “Islam does not belong in Germany.” Meanwhile, Thilo Sarrazin, a well-known leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), is on a book tour for his Hostile Takeover: How Islam Impairs Progress and Threatens Society.
Other Islamophobic initiatives range from Chancellor Merkel’s support for banning the burka to local court battles over religious symbols in schools. A Berlin court upheld the decision to remove a public school teacher for wearing her hijab to school. Now, “feminist” groups want to a href="https://www.welt.de/politik/...https://truthout.org/articles/how-can-nazis-be-on-the-march-in-germany/
A German village goes it alone on climate protection - DW (English)Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The local grocery store in Grafenaschau looks like most other buildings in the tiny Bavarian village. It has a large pitched roof with broad eaves and is half timber, half stone. The style is as typical as lederhosen, wheat beer and white sausage in this particular part of Germany. "It's Alpine but not 'yodel style.' We didn't want it to be really over-the-top Bavarian," jokes Hubert Mangold, as he heartily greets people on his way into the store. He's diplomatically referring to kitschier houses with brightly painted shutters, where everything's just a bit too much. But it's not just the style of the building that reflects the strong sense of custom and regional identity in the southern German state of Bavaria. Most of the products on offer are from nearby and are produced organically using traditional methods. Dressed casually in denim shorts and a plaid shirt, Mangold, who is the local mayor, points out locally sourced "hay-milk," schnapps and liquor from a nearby distillery, regional, in-season fruit and vegetables, and "in demand" traditionally milled f...https://www.dw.com/en/a-german-village-goes-it-alone-on-climate-protection/a-48030126
2 dead, more than a dozen injured after trains collide in Germany - New York Post Sunday, March 3, 2019
He said the driver of the cargo train was uninjured. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
In a separate incident in Bavaria, two people were killed Monday when a train hit their car at a crossing near Lake Starnberg.
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