Chemnitz: Syrian asylum-seeker convicted of killing that sparked far-right riots - DW (English)Sunday, January 26, 2020
SindMehr If you weren't looking for it, you might not even notice the plaque for Daniel H. on the broad sidewalk of Chemnitz's Brückenstrasse that marks the spot where he died. The small silver metal plate, engraved with a peace symbol, has replaced a pool of candles and flowers that were laid here for days in the aftermath of the death. But a lot has happened in Chemnitz since last summer. Concerts and exhibitions emphasizing tolerance, diversity and openness have come thick and fast. In July this year, the center of the city was transformed into a festival ground for the Kosmos concert, this time under the hashtag #WirBleibenMehr ("We will remain more"). In the same vein, the city festival that was abruptly cut short last year will be replaced this weekend with a three-day street festival, entitled Herzschlag - Chemnitz lebt! ("Heartbeat – Chemnitz is alive!"), organized not by the city but by a local initiative. Educational projects The city authorities, with support from the federal government, have also invested more money in cultural and educational projects. One of these is Chemnitz Open Space, and can be found right behind the giant sculpture of Karl Marx's head, both Chemnitz's most famous landmark and the focal point for any demonstration — including the far-right protest that sparked so much trouble last year. Opened in May, Chemnitz Open Space allows local artists and activists to put on exhibitions and workshops meant to foster the city's democratic culture. (One exhibition inside details Chemnitz's connections with the National Socialist Underground terrorist organization). One of the project managers is Rebecca Dathe, who was spending Wednesday afternoon planting new plants in the grassy area next to Karl Marx — the same lawn where hundreds of far-right extremists and riot police officers had stood a year ago. Community awareness has heightened; Dathe describes how, until last summer, many people in Chemnitz would simply accept that their neighbors or friends had far-right opinions. "The events last year caused many people to get more engaged more politically," she says. "You noticed that the incidents showed that people are dealing with far-right extremism more consciously. They don't just look away." Read more: Chemnitz trial begins amid questions of impartiality The anti-tolerance backlash That much was backed up by Franz Knoppe, project director for the Chemnitz cultural and educational organization ASA-FF, the "Network for Global Learning." "There are a lot or people working on this, seeking out space for dialogue, spaces to tell stories," he told DW. "And a lot of the events are really full. A lot is happening." The Chemnitz Open Space forum and exhibition room, directly behind the spot where far-right demos took place last year, hopes to educate and foster dialogue But beneath these efforts at political engagement in Chemnitz, the politics in the city can't be hidden. The results of the city council election in May this year returned the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) 18% of the vote, a close second to the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU). That doesn't sound that much, except that the far-right group Pro Chemnitz, which includes some neo-Nazis, and which organized last year's far-right demo in the wake of Daniel H.'s death, took another 8% and now has five of the 60 seats in the city council. Karsten Hilse, an AfD Bundes...https://www.dw.com/en/chemnitz-syrian-asylum-seeker-convicted-of-killing-that-sparked-far-right-riots/a-50120472
Letters to the Editor, Aug. 9, 2019 - Snoqualmie Valley RecordTuesday, August 20, 2019
Purple Heart plates info
The Aug. 2, 2019, edition of the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper had a front page article indicating Purple Heart License Plates will be permanent and free of charge for Purple Heart veterans residing in Washington State (the article, “Purple Heart license plates are now permanent and free for veterans”).
However, Purple Heart Veterans who already have these plates on their vehicle like I do may still receive a letter from the Department of Licensing indicating they still need to pay for their annual registration. If this occurs all you need to do is take the letter into your local licensing office along with your driver’s license and they will issue you a new vehicle registration along with the permanent yellow tabs to place on your license plate.
Card of thanks
Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the many friends and family that attended Dad’s “celebration of life.”
Mom, and all of us Martys were overwhelmed by all of the love and support...https://www.valleyrecord.com/letters/letters-to-the-editor-aug-9-2019/
Darina Allen: Sweet and savoury recipes using beetroot - Irish ExaminerTuesday, August 20, 2019
This beetroot dip is irresistible, a brilliant standby to have to scoop up with pitta or as part of a mezza plate. Chunks of beetroot add deliciousness and nutrients to a tray of roast vegetables. The Sri Lankans make some of the best vegetable curry and I featured my favourite Beetroot curry from Sunhouse in Galle on the May 25 (rebrand.ly/va7m9m).Beetroot crisps are also irresistible, remember to cook them at 160C rather than the 180C for potato crisps.Then there’s the bonus of the stalks and leaves from the summer beets, chop the stalks and cook in boiling salted water for a few minutes, slather with extra virgin olive oil, add freshly chopped herbs and chilli, delicious and a favourite on Fergus Henderson’s menu at St John in London.The leaves can be cooked like spinach either in well-salted water on a frying pan over a high heat.If you are lucky to have a glut, then let’s pickle, who doesn’t love homemade beetroot pickle? So different to the harsh vinegary pickle of childhood memories.
It’ll last for months to embellish goats cheese, smoked fish or salads and there’s the extra feel-good factor of having pickled your own. Check out my recipe suggestions.Beetroot KvassThis is a slightly sour/salty tonic of a deep-red colour known to help clean the liver and purify the blood.2 large beetroot1½ litres (2½ pints) filtered water (or non-chlorinated)2 tsp sea salt50ml (2fl oz) starter — this could be whey, water kefir, sauerkraut juice or kombuchaScrub the beetroot but do not peel. Chop into small chunks — 2cm (¾ inch) cubes (roughly). Put into a 2 litre Kilner jar or something similar with a lid. Add the water, sea salt and starter and secure the lid tightly.Allow to sit in a warming undisturbed place for about five days. Bubbles will start to appear (fermentation is taking a hold) — taste it after day three, if it is to your liking. Strain out the beetroot chunks. Bottle and store in the fridge once it reaches the desired sourness.Rory O’Connell’sChilled Ruby Beetroot Soup
Hopefully your decision to make this soup will coincide with a warm day, as scorching shaded lunches or long balmy evenings are the perfect weather conditions for enjoying this soup, though I can enjoy it almost as much in less clement weather conditions. If you come across golden beetroots, they can be used in exactly the same way as the ruby variety, though they must be cooked separately as the ruby beetroot will bleed into the golden and render them pink, which would re...https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/foodanddrink/darina-allen-sweet-and-savoury-recipes-using-beetroot-943069.html
AgraFlora Organics Provides Q3 2019 - Q4 2020 Guidance for ACMPR Licensed AAA Heidelberg Facility - Yahoo FinanceTuesday, August 20, 2019
Fully optimized production capabilities of circa 1,000,000 grams of ultra-premium dried craft cannabis flower, with potential production expansion based off surplus cultivation areas contemplated; Successful recapture of 225,000 grams of premium cannabis trim to be manufactured into ancillary value-added cannabis products; Successful harvest of inaugural ultra-premium craft cannabis crop; and, Proposed export of finished cannabis form factors to emerging marketplaces, including India and Thailand , achieving unit contribution of up to $15 per gram.AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (CNW Group/AgraFlora Organics International Inc.)" data-reactid="42" AAA Heidelberg is a licenced cannabis cultivation facility under Health Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR"). The AAA Heidelberg facility is equipped with five partitioned flower rooms, affording the Company ample canopy earmarked for ultra-premium craft cannabis cultivation.The Company is presently working to import a catalogue of premium craft cannabis genetics into its AAA Heidelberg facility, under a one-time declaration from Health Canada. Upon successful importation, AgraFlora plans to initiate its first crop of ultra-premium cannabis at the London -based AAA Heidelberg facility.Internal projections indicate that once fully optimized the AAA Heidelberg facility may achieve annualized dried cannabis production capabilities of circa 1,000,000 grams, including the successful recapture of 225,000 grams of premium cannabis trim to be manufactured into ancillary value-added cannabis products.Brandon Boddy , Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of AgraFlora stated: "Successful receipt of a Health Canada awarded Export Permit, coupled with a Processing License and a Sales License will arm AAA Heidelberg with the ability export finished cannabis form factors into various emerging, high-profile cannabis jurisdictions such as India and Thailand , thus solidifying a distinctive first mover advantage, while realizing generous product margins. In conjunction with the Company's many other initiatives within the international cannabis vertical supply chain, it is anticipated that AAA Heidelberg will support revenue generation as early as Q1 2020."p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm M...https://finance.yahoo.com/news/agraflora-organics-provides-q3-2019-070500191.html
Three women under investigation after Chinese lantern causes deadly blaze in German zoo - Calgary HeraldSunday, January 26, 2020
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Germany’s HANF FARM relocates to historically organic lands - HempTodayTuesday, August 20, 2019
Share this:Leading European agri-business and food producer HANF FARM GmbH has relocated its headquarters and is now operating out of a 25,000 sq. m complex near the village of Melz in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northeast Germany. The company was previously headquartered in Berlin.“We now find ourselves in a situation in which demand, production capacity and acreage are all positively dependent on each other,” CEO Rafael Dulon said of the move. “We’re much better set up now to play our part in the broader sustainable regional economy,” Dulon said of the company’s philosophy.Dulon said the area around Melz has a high concentration of biologically certified organic agricultural land. “Many of these areas have a long history in organic farming and are therefore particularly suitable for hemp cultivation,” he said.Space for greenhousesThe relocation gives HANF FARM 3,000 square meters of production halls at the highest technical and hygienic levels, and provides better production and storage conditions, Dulon said. More importantly, the overall complex offers plenty of space for production in on-site greenhouses, he noted.“We put a lot of energy into the development of ge...https://hemptoday.net/hanf-farm-relocates/
German Chancellor Angela Merkel On Hand as Crystal Lays Keel for New 'Expedition Yacht' Cruise Ship - Cruise CriticSunday, March 3, 2019
Hanseatic City of Stralsund and in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Other attendees at the ceremony included Ministry of Economic Affairs Harry Glawe, Stralsund's mayor Dr. Alexander Badrow, and MV Werften CEO and president Peter Fetten. Crystal Endeavor, a Polar Class 6 ship, will feature 100 balcony suites, all with private butler service, walk-in closets and spa-style bathrooms with dual vanities, anti-fog mirrors and rain showerheads; a large spa; and six fine dining restaurants. Its Polar Class 6 rating will enable it to operate in summer, and autumn through medium first-year ice, giving it a longer season in arctic regions. The ship will begin its inaugural season August 2020 with a 17-day Russia Far East cruise departing roundtrip from Hong Kong. It will then sail a series of cruises around Japan, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand before heading south to Antarctica in January 2021. --By Dori Saltzman, Senior Editor ...https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8823
Couple break with pace 214, on Federal road in order to catch a holiday flight - The Crypto Coin DiscoverySunday, March 3, 2019
An ambulance took him to a hospital, where a blood sample. The police secured the license and launched a criminal case.
Rostock: Baby skeleton in the flower pot found
In Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) has found the police in the case of a 27-year-old woman is the skeleton of a newborn baby in a flower pot. When the Baby died and what was the exact cause of death is yet determined, said the spokesman for the Rostock office of the public Prosecutor, Harald Nowack, on Wednesday. So far there is no evidence of a homicide.
The investigators had received a note from a loved one that the woman kept a dead-born child in her apartment. The apartment in a multi family home was at 16. February searches. In an earth filled flower pot, officials found a small skeleton. Forensic scientists have found out that it is the bone of a newborn baby.
With the help of DNA analysis is to be determined details. Unclear age, gender, and cause of death of the child and how the bones came to be in the vessel. In search of the absent tenant had reported in the meantime, a lawyer at the police. You have made no data.
Iserlohn: 26-Year-old dies after punch
In Northrhine-Westphalia Iserlohn, a dispute at a red light for a 26 is assumed to be-Year-old deadly. As the police reported, was stopped by a VW Bulli in the late Sunday night behind a car. The 17-year-old passenger of the buses got out and walked up to the 26 years the passenger of the car. As of this exit, missed him, the Teen with a fist in the face, which then crashed. An ambulance took him hard.tzt in a hospital, where he died on Tuesday. According to previous investigations, it should already come before the fact to a gas station to a dispute. The Teenager was handed over in consult...https://www.ccdiscovery.com/couple-break-with-pace-214-on-federal-road-in-order-to-catch-a-holiday-flight