Germany crash studied for clues - Arkansas OnlineFriday, April 13, 2018
Authorities have identified the two victims killed by the van crash as a 51-year-old woman from Lueneburg county, 186 miles to the northeast, and a 65-year-old man from nearby Borken county. Their names were not released, as is customary in Germany.Early Sunday, all three bodies were taken from the crash scene in front of the well-known Kiepenkerl pub. The silver-grey van that crashed into the crowd was hauled away hours later, after explosives experts had thoroughly checked it.Inside the van, police found illegal firecrackers that were disguised as a fake bomb, a fake pistol and the real gun that the driver used to kill himself.Inside the apartment where the man was living, which was near the crash scene, police found more firecrackers and a "no-longer usable AK-47 machine gun." Police also found several gas bottles and canisters containing gasoline and bio-ethanol, but did not know yet why they were stored there."We are now focusing our investigations on getting a comprehensive picture of the perpetrator's behavior in the weeks [before the crash] to find out his motivation for this horrible act," Kuhlisch said in the statement.Officials said some of the 20 injured were still in life-threatening condition Sunday. They have not identified them, but Armin Laschet, the governor of North Rhine-Westphalia state said they included Dutch citizens."This was a horrible and sad day for the people of Muenster, all of Germany ... and also the people of The Netherlands, who were sitting here and became victims," he said as he toured the scene Sunday.At a hastily announced memorial put together by Catholics and Lutherans Sunday night, Muenster's Roman Catholic bishop urged mourners to try to understand the crash, with God's help.Bishop Felix Genn preached Sunday night at the city's famous Paulus Cathedral, where the 700 seats were packed. Rescue personnel, emergency doctors and firefighters were among those attending the service.Muenster is a popular tourist destination known for its medieval old town, which was rebuilt after destruction during World War II. The city was buzzing on Saturday -- one of the first warm spring days of the year -- and scores of people were sitting in the square outside the Kiepenkerl pub when the van driver struck."This cowardly and brutal crime has shocked all of us," said German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who placed flowers at the crash site Sunday.A Section on 04/09/2018...http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/apr/09/germany-crash-studied-for-clues-2018040/
FDF: IPM 2017 bestätigt Position als Weltleitmesse - GABOTFriday, February 3, 2017
Messe-Cup. Bei der großen Siegerehrung auf der FDF-Showbühne wurde Jennifer Tiroke der MesseCup 2017 überreicht. Bei den Gefäßpflanzen überzeugte Bärbel Grzenia von "Blumen für Dich und Dich" aus Borken die Jury.Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook und Co.: FDF inspirierte den BlumenfachhandelSehr großen Zuspruch erhielt das „Flower Lab“ mit seinen blumigen Innovationen für die junge Zielgruppe. Erstmals wurde in diesem Rahmen die neue Millennials-Kollektion „cool flowers for cool people“ vorgestellt, die FDF und Florismart für die Branche entwickelt haben. Mit Blick auf neue Sichtgewohnheiten und veränderte Konsum-Bedürfnisse ist die neue Chrysanthemen-Kollektion „just chrys“ 2017 entstanden. Die gezeigten Kreationen setzen auf originelle Bildsprachen im Stil von Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook und Co. Der FDF-Trend- Hotspot widmete sich 2017 drei großen Strömungen in der Gesellschaft, die die grüne Branche bestimmen: der Suche nach Wahrheit, Gleichgewicht und der Definition neuer Spielregeln. Der FDF-Trend-Hotspot zeigte Inszenierungen in den INFORMAT ION Trendatmosphären „Harmonise“, „Equalise“, „Energise“ und „Rebel". Die Blume als Trend-Produkt und Must-Have für moderne Kunden.FDF-Präsident Helmuth Prinz: „Das neue Standkonzept des FDF ist voll aufgegangen. Mit unseren Showrooms haben wir insbesondere junge Floristen begeistert. Hier kamen die von uns umgesetzten Trends wie Upcycling und Factory Style sehr gut an. Die IPM ESSEN ist für uns eine wertvolle Plattform, auf der wir ein nationales und internationales Fachpublikum erreichen und die Menschen für den Beruf des Floristen begeistern. Wir hatten viele gute Gespräche, wertvolle Kontakte und einen gelungenen Austausch.“IPM ESSEN 2018:Bereits jetzt sprachen sich 92% der Besucher und 92% der Aussteller für eine Teilnahme an der IPM ESSEN 2018 aus. Die nächste Weltleitmesse des Gartenbaus findet vom 23. bis 26. Januar in der Messe Essen statt. IPM ESSEN 2017: Zahlen im Detail 1.577 (2016: 1.588) Aussteller aus 45 (49) Nationen, davon 66 (64) Prozent aus dem Ausland. Die Hochrechnung des letzten Messetages mit einbezogen kamen rund 42.100 registrierte Fachbesucher mit einem Auslandsanteil von 36%. Die umfangreichen Rahmenprogramme besuchten neben internationalen Teilnehmern unter anderem Ehrengäste, Pressevertreter, kommunale Vertreter und Sponsoren. Der Fachbesucheranteil lag bei 98% (97,2%).
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MALHEUR MOVERS: Vale native builds business to make community blossom - malheurenterprise.comSunday, January 26, 2020
El Campo was once a routine happening in Vale but it declined over time and eventually disappeared. Rodriguez said she remembered going to the carnival as a child and linked up with Todd and Kale Hesse to revive the event.“It was time for our generation to pick it up,” said Rodriguez.Rodriguez said creating small coalitions within the community is crucial. Rodriguez said while she is involved with the community, she is just one of a large number of people who strive to make Vale a great place to live.“These community events only go on because of volunteers,” said Rodriguez. “We are surrounded by a lot of people in this community who like to give.”Rodriguez said her civic involvement can trace its roots to her youth, where she watched members of the community step up and help on a regular basis. Plus, she said, Vale has been good to her.“The community has been amazing to me,” said Rodriguez.Rodriguez and her husband, TJ, both aim to ensure their children, Thomas, Zettie, Tristan and Trent, learn how to give back to their town.Good role models, said Rodriguez, are important. “My parents, they were always giving,” said Rodriguez.The best part of her life and her business, said Rodriguez, is the people.“I get to meet some amazing people and I can go home and be blessed,” said Rodriguez.She said she also likes the variety her shop generates.“Every day there is something very interesting, every day is different,” she said.Letting people down on their orders is her worst fear, said Rodriguez.“That’s hard for me,” she said.Rodriguez said she likes her role as a local businesswoman and a volunteer.“I feel I have to do my job and if that (volunteering) is my job in this world while I am here, I will take that job,” said Rodriguez.News tip? Contact reporter Pat Caldwell: email@example.com or 541-473-3377. For the latest news, follow the Enterprise on Facebook and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE TO HELP PRODUCE VITAL REPORTING -- For $5 a month, you get breaking news alerts, emailed newsletters and around-the-clock access to our stories. We depend on subscribers to pay for in-depth, accurate news produced by a professional and highly trained staff. Help us grow and get better with your subscription. Sign up HERE.
Shirley A. Grover – Cedar Rapids,formerly Independence – Mix 94.7 KMCH - kmch.comSunday, January 26, 2020
In her quiet time, she enjoyed reading and flowers.
Mrs. Grover is survived by 2 sons, Mike (Vicky) Grover of Cedar Rapids and Mark (Jason Hesse) Grover of Coralville, Iowa, 2 daughters, Patricia (Keith) Grover of Mountain View, California, and Beth (Danny) Hinde of Cedar Rapids, 2 grandchildren, Travis Grover and Josh Hinde, and 4 great granddaughters.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Paul.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence. Rev. David Beckman will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in Rowley Cemetery in Rowley. Friends may call for visitation from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23rd , at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
The perfect destination foHere is why Germany is the perfect destination for your next holidayr your holiday! Discover nature in Germany - Emirates WomanSunday, January 26, 2020
Alps are characterised by green trees and extensive forests.Rhön UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: at the corner of the three German states, Bavaria, Hesse and ThuringiaThe Rhôn hills are located in the heart of Germany and offer a wide range of beautiful views! And if you are a fan of athletic activities, you can try gliding, water sports, and indulge in a spot of star gazing.Jasmund National Park Mecklenburg-Western Pomeraniait takes you right along the cliffs and features enough natural treasures for several holidays. White chalk cliffs, lush beech forests and the shimmering blue of the sea. You’ll catch sight of a rare white-tailed eagle circling in the skies, while far below a thousand different species of beetle scuttle through the undergrowth in this landscape of contrasts.Black Forest National Park, Baden-Württemberg, South GermanyPerfect for cleansing your lungs. The remarkable feature of this national park is that some areas have been able to develop for more than 100 years without human intervention. This means that all the animals and plants that are found here live in authentic, natural surroundings.You can use Deutsche Bahn trains all over Germany, where it uses 100% green energy. In addition, you can take the InterCity Express for a unique experience, as it is a high-speed train that connects all major cities in Germany with speeds of up to 300 km / hour, and this is one of the fastest ways to reach between Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne!Check out their Instagram: GermanyTourismAr, and Facebook: Germany Tourism Arabia– For more about Dubai’s lifestyle, news and fashion scene straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook Media: Supplied...https://emirateswoman.com/germany/
Berlin moves to greatly reduce ‘solidarity tax’ for eastern Germany - EuronewsTuesday, August 20, 2019
We'd better invest this money in education and climate protection."Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, parliamentary party and state leader of the SPD in Hesse, also supports Scholz.What is the Soli tax?The solidarity surcharge was introduced in 1991, to help reconstruction of the east following the reunification of Germany in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall.The tax was originally supposed to be in place only for a limited time but became permanent in 1995.Initially, the solidarity rate was 7.5%, but since 1995 it has been 5.5%. In addition, the surcharge has been unlimited since 1995.Contrary to some assumptions, taxpayers in the west and east have to pay the tax.According to the Ministry of Finance, in 2018 the German state received €18.9 billion as a result.Criticism of the billAccording to the Ministry of Finance, single people with an annual gross income of up to €73,874 would not have to pay anything. From €109,451 gross annual wages, the full supplement would have to be paid.Accordingly, a family with two children and an annual income of €221,375 or more would have to pay the full solidarity surcharge. Families earning less than €151,990 gross would be exempt from the solidarity surcharge.If the draft is adopted, German citizens would then have to pay around €10 billion less in tax.Criticism comes from parties outside the coalition. Katja Kipping of Die Linke said that the CDU/CSU and SPD were making politics for the rich with their proposal.FDP General Secretary Linda Teuteberg wrote on Twitter: "The Soli is unconstitutional for everyone from 2020. So it must also be abolished for everyone. Our constitution also applies to those who in reality want tax increases, and there you have to choose the normal procedures and not the back door."Many citizens on social networks are also outraged by the fact that they still have to pay the solidarity surcharge. "The solidarity surcharge was introduced in 1991 for a limited period of one year. I believed that," wrote a user on Twitter.https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/13/berlin-moves-to-greatly-reduce-solidarity-tax-for-eastern-germany