Arrest made in connection with explosion near Borussia Dortmund team bus - USA TODAYFriday, August 11, 2017
USA TODAY SportsForensic experts examined the site in Dortmund, Germany, after the team bus of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund was hit by three explosions.(Photo: SASCHA STEINBACH, EPA)One of the two suspects in Tuesday’s attack that left a Borussia Dortmund player injured was arrested, German federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday.Prosecutors said the two suspects have Islamist links, and authorities sought a warrant for the other individual thought to have had a role in the three explosions --- which included metal strips to inflict more damage --- before a UEFA Champions League soccer quarterfinal between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco.Defender Marc Bartra fractured his wrist in the attack. Two letters taking credit for the attack were being examined by German authorities, although prosecutors said they have “considerable doubts” about the authenticity of one of the letters that came from a left-wing extremist group.Police said the explosions occurred shortly after 7 p.m. local time Tuesday and the game was postponed. The game was rescheduled for 6:45 local time (12:45 p.m. ET) on Wednesday.Officials announced that backpacks would be banned, and fans were encouraged to arrive to the stadium early.“We do not just play for us today,” Borussia D...
Anna Louise Stibor, 1920-2017 - Tehachapi NewsFriday, February 3, 2017
Elena Maria; Uta, her daughter and son-in-law, Larry Considine; Brent Considine, her grandson, and his wife, Arti; two great-grandchildren, Neil Considine and Anika Considine; her sister, Emilie Steinbach; and her sister-in-law, Dr. Tat’ana Zahradnikova. She will be greatly missed by numerous relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Hoffmann Hospice for their kindness and care during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Ann Lou’s name to: Boys Town, 200 Flanagan Blvd, P.O. Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010-9988.
Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.net.
Real trees, elegance and collectibles fill couple's home at the holidays - Milwaukee Journal SentinelFriday, January 20, 2017
Throughout the house there are also unique holiday accent pieces as well as sets of collectibles.
On a window sill in the family room there’s a collection of Steinbach Nutcrackers from Germany, and on a table behind their sofa a large Santa that was custom-made by an artist in Illinois stands alongside reindeer and a collection of Hallmark Light and Motion pieces.
“The Hallmark pieces are a series,” said Michelle. “They all play music or talk. When you play one the others all blink their lights in sync. They come out with a new one every year.”
There are also a nearly life-size Santa and a fluffy white reindeer they named Snowflake accenting a corner in the family room and hand-carved and hand-painted Santas made from bass wood on an end table. The mantle on their wood-burning fireplace is covered with thick garland in gold, bronze and copper with deep copper-colored ornaments.
“It’s very heavy,” said Mark. “When we take it off, it’s in one piece, and we have what we call a body bag to store it in.”
Similar garland also accents the stairway, a sconce in their foyer and their first-floor bathroom mirror.
These pieces all make their home look festive and unique, but what really makes it stand out are the accent pieces Michelle sews and embroiders that are set throughout the house. She is an interior decorator; he works in engineering sales.
For their living room she made a gold-sequined runner as well as a red runner made of a glittery red fabric enhanced with a sparkly ribbon and crystals.
On the sofas and chairs in the living room and family room she made pillows with layers of different kinds of fabrics that are then enhanced with fringe and/or beading. Some are embroidered with holiday messages, while others just add sparkle.
Their dining room table has crisscross runners in a holiday design, and a gold beaded runner she made for a kitchen countertop is used as a base for a holiday scene that includes a little sleigh that holds candy; this she made on one of her two embroidery machines.
“I always say I live in a world of pretty,” said Michelle. “It’s in me to make these kinds of accent pieces, and it makes me happy to have them in our house. It also makes our home look more festive and cozier during the holidays.”
The couple recently talked about their holiday decorations.
Q. What are some of the other pieces you’ve sewed or embroidered for the holidays?
Michelle: I’ve made ornaments with my embroidering machine, fabric tea light covers in different designs and hand towels for the kitchen and bathroom.
In the first-floor bathroom I bought black towels and then embroidered Christmas trees on them. Then I added 6 inches of holiday fabric and a tassel fringe at the bottom. A small hand towel was also embroidered with the word “Noel.”
For the towels in the kitchen I embroidered the same recipe on both of them. It’s for nutcracker spiced pecans.
Q. Are animals a big part of your decorations? You have a lot of them.
Mark: Yes. There are animals under the trees, on the trees and throu...http://www.jsonline.com/story/life/home-garden/at-home-with/2016/12/22/real-trees-elegance-and-collectibles-fill-couples-home-holidays/95383078/
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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