Spring blossoms - The Boston GlobeTuesday, April 23, 2019
April 12. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)
The full moon gows behind blooming cherry trees in Marktoberdorf, Germany on April 17. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP/Getty Images)
A bee that is covered with pollen flies away from dandelions on a meadow in Frankfurt, Germany April 15. (Michael Probst/Associated Press)
A woman takes pictures of herself as she poses in front of blooming cherry trees on April 7 in Bonn, western Germany. (Marius Becker/AFP/Getty Images)
Tree tops are seen in a garden as the sun sets in Brussels on April 18. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
Addison Hartman, 7, runs through the blooming daffodil garden at Central Park in Ashland, Ky. on April 4. (Kevin Goldy/The Daily Indpendent via AP)
Disney in Mainz and new museum opening – news from the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region! - The Daily TelescopeThursday, March 15, 2018
Best Western hotel opening in DarmstadtNot only is Darmstadt the German capital of Art Nouveau, renowned for cultural and historical hallmarks like the former artist colony â€œMathildenhÃ¶heâ€? and considered one of the top event venues close to Frankfurt, it is also a city that offers wonderful overnighting opportunities that are close to Frankfurt and Frankfurt International Airport. The new Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Darmstadt, comprising 248 rooms and suites, and a large conference area for 300 people, recently opened its doors. The hotel is only a five-minute walk from the main railway station and a 20-minute drive from Frankfurt International Airport. Itâ€™s the perfect choice for a stay in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region. Read more about the new hotel here. Also, check out the Darmstadt App, which provides all the information about the city that you may need, now also in English. Download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.Tenth anniversary of the State Garden Show in BingenBingen am Rhein is part of the beautiful â€œUpper Middle Rhine Valleyâ€? UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the absolute must-sees along the Rhine. It is situated directly on the river, offering spectacular views and the typical, romantic Rhine flair. This year, the city celebrates a very special anniversary: the 10th State Garden Show will be a perfect example of how gardening can be perfectly combined with travel, cuisine, and art. Last year, 20,000 tulip bulbs were planted to bloom in spring, when the sun kisses Bingenâ€™s earth. A colorful symphony of flowers will then burst forth for the enjoyment of the many visitors. Currently, the photography exhibition â€œWieder R(h)einschauen â€“ 10 Years of State Garden Show in Bingenâ€? in the grand Klopp Castle is open to visitors. In April 2018, there will be special guided tours named â€œDas Binger Kulturufer â€“ vorgestern und heuteâ€?, comparing Bingenâ€™s river banks today with photos from 2008 and telling the story of the State Garden Show. The main event of the anniversary celebrations, â€œBinger herzlichT â€“ das Lichterspektakel am Kulturuferâ€?, will take place from October 12 to 14: visitors will be blown away by the light installations, laser and firework displays, and street theater. The many events including the â€œRhine in Flamesâ€?, the Bingen International Jazz Festival, and wine tasting are also excellent reasons to visit the city. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.Sixth State Garden Show in Bad SchwalbachThe state of Hesse will be organizing its sixth State Garden Show this year, in the city of Bad Schwalbach between April 28 and October 7. â€œExperience nature. Live naturally.â€? will be the central theme of the beautiful garden exposition, providing the opportunity for relaxation and inspiration. Modern garden architecture that goes beyond 2018 will be a central element of the displays. Bad Schwalbach is situated in the Taunus region, an area renowned for its tourist attractions, including the spa town of Bad Homburg, the Schlosshotel Kronberg, various great cycling and hiking trails, and golf courses, to mention...
Photos of the week: 20 great images from around the globe - Tampabay.com (blog)Thursday, May 4, 2017
Mosul, Iraq, take a break from bathing after covering themselves with mud from a nearby sulphur well, Thursday, April 27, 2017. The mud is supposedly healthy for the skin. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/ dpa via AP) A country road cuts across the snow-covered landscape near Apfeltrang, Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Wednesday night was cold and humid in Bavaria. The German Weather Service recorded temperatures as low as 0 degrees Celsius and heavy snow-fall around Munich and southern Allgau. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference at Kirribilli House on April 22, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Mr Pence will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, and members of the US and Australian militaries during his two-day visit. It is the first time a US Vice President has come to Australia before a President in nearly 30 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 24: Dr Tiffany Brown laughs as she relates her first experience meeting former U.S. President Barack Obama during a forum at the University of Chicago held to promote community organizing on April 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The visit marks Obama's first formal public appearance since leaving office. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) A woman and children walk past a wall riddled with bullets, left by police and gang conflicts in the Complexo de Alemao slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Residents in this slum are protesting after a youth died on Tuesday after a shootout. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Small goslings walk with their mother along the river Main in central Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, April 22, 2017. ( DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD Tampa Bay Times) A pair of baby white egrets rest in their nest on Tuesday (4/25/17) at a rookery in a retention pond off Embassy Drive in Port Richey. The rooker...http://www.tampabay.com/news/world/photos-of-the-week-20-great-images-from-around-the-globe/2322015
German zoo fire kills more than 30 animals - TRT WorldSunday, January 26, 2020
Wednesday.One of the tributes asked simply "Why?".Firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to other buildings at the zoo in North Rhine-Westphalia.Focus on fireworksPreliminary findings suggest the fire might have been caused by flying paper lanterns, which float into the air when lit.Three lanterns bearing hand-written New Year's wishes were discovered in the smouldering debris.These types of devices have been banned in the region since 2009.Police, who have launched an investigation for "arson through negligence", were contacted late Wednesday by a number of people who may have used these lanterns. Krefeld police said investigators were verifying their statements.The German animal protection association quickly called for all kinds of fireworks to be banned near zoos, farms and kennels.The deadly blaze was "terrible proof of the dramatic consequences for animals" from "uncontrolled" celebrations, the group said.Germans often use powerful fireworks to celebrate the New Year and in Berlin, rescue services on Wednesday recorded 22 injuries, some of which required amputations, from the holiday.That was roughly comparable to levels seen in previous years.The effect of fireworks on air quality has also begun to spark debate and the federal environment agency UBA estimated that the amount of fine particles released in one night was comparable to two months of highway traffic.
OMG this breaks my heart??????RIP ?????poor little souls????????Sad start of the year: In a major fire on New Years Eve in Krefeld, the ape house of the local zoo burned down completely. More than 30 monkeys died. Only the chimpanzees Bally & Limbo survived slightly injured. pic.twitter.com/Wr7FDA7Ikr— ? ?? ?? (@FranceschiJcf) January 1, 2020
Several major German supermarket and hardware chains have decided to stop selling fireworks.Demand remains strong for now, however, with the people spending around 113 million euros ($127 million) for New Year fireworks, the same amount as last year, according to sector federation VPI.Around 57 percent of the county's inhabitants would support a ban on firework sales but 84 percent of those questioned also said they looked forward to displays next year.Krefeld zoo planned to remain closed Wednesday with employees "in shock" owing to the "terrible tragedy", management said.The zoo has around 1,000 animals and attracts some 400,000 visitors a year.
Man accused of pushing boy in front of Frankfurt train had ‘psychological problems’ - The Irish TimesTuesday, August 20, 2019
Public safetyLast week a 34-year-old mother was killed in North Rhine-Westphalia when a German-born man with Serbian roots pushed her into the path of an oncoming train. The second such death in a week has sparked soul-searching in Germany about public safety, particularly in train stations.
The Frankfurt suspect was born in 1979, is married and has three children. He was granted refugee status in 2008 and had full-time employment.
“In a brochure from the firm where he works he was presented as a super integration case study,” said Horst Seehofer, Germany’s federal interior minister, who interrupted his holiday for a press conference on Tuesday.
German interior minister Horst Seehofer at a news conference about the Frankfurt killing in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
Federal police said the man was not flagged in any databases and, as a recognised refugee, was in Germany legally. He was not checked at the border because Switzerland, though outside the EU, is an associate member of the Schengen free-travel area. The man had been sought by the Swiss police since an incident last week in which he threatened a neighbour with a knife, tried to strangle her and locked her in her apartment.
‘Cold-blooded murder’Close to tears in Berlin on Tuesday afternoon, Mr Seehofer said that, like millions of other Germans, he was “deeply shocked by the cold-blooded murder”. He announced a special body to examine boosting train station security.
“Although general criminality figures are dropping, the feeling of security among the population is very tense and cases like yesterday contribute to that,” he said, urging reporters at a press conference to “separate cleanly” crime and migration.
Instead he said Germany was facing a rise in public order offences generally – regardless of perpetrator origin – and promised extra police resources to tackle this.
Experts said it was difficult to predict what the motive in such attacks could be.
“It could be an extremely heightened disposition for violence or psychological problems, but I would be careful talking of a typical perpetrator profile,” said Prof Rudolf Egg, a criminal psychologist, to German television.
Long asparagus season in NRW ends this weekend - FreshPlaza.comTuesday, August 20, 2019
On Johannistag, June 24, it is New Year's Eve for asparagus. On this day, asparagus farmers traditionally end their harvest, says the Chamber of Agriculture of North Rhine-Westphalia. Last year, the noble vegetables were cultivated on about 4,000 hectares in NRW.
The shoots, still growing, are no longer being harvested. In the next three months, the asparagus grows up to 2 m high to form energy reserves with the help of sunlight, reserves which are stored in the roots. This secures the harvest for the next asparagus season.
The asparagus season has been running at full speed at many farms since the end of March. For the asparagus this year, there was a mix of warm, but also very cold days. The growers were able to adjust the harvest to the changing temperatures by putting covers on the fields. Since the consumer in Germany prefers white asparagus with white heads, covering the asparagus beds is indispensable.
One way to enjoy asparagus even after the asparagus season is to freeze the peeled asparagus. The last harvest days should be used by consumers to stock up. The peeled and portioned asparagus can be frozen and enjoyed at a later date. For consumption, the frozen asparagus can be put in boiling water. So that not all valuable ingredients end up in the water, ...https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9119488/long-asparagus-season-in-nrw-ends-this-weekend/
Couple break with pace 214, on Federal road in order to catch a holiday flight - The Crypto Coin DiscoverySunday, March 3, 2019
Flensburg in the last two weeks solid. You have knowledge of more than 100 Calls of this kind.
Übach-Palenberg: police to sexual offence witnesses.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, Übach-Palenberg the police after an unknown youth was on Tuesday afternoon, compared to a nine-year-old girl sexually grip. Accordingly, the child was playing on a Playground, when a young man approached and led to a mound of dirt. There, the young people should have stripped the girl.
The officials, according to two strollers, the speeches, the suspects approached in this Moment. This was run then walk. The passers-by took the girl home. Now the police are looking for both after helping a couple, as well as to the unknown youth who is described as follows:
about 15 to 17 years of age, and of robust stature, short, blonde, and upstairs greasy hair, asked to be witnesses at the sides, shorter brown shoes, light brown denim jacket and blue Jeanswar with black-and-white Bicycle on the road
to put under the phone number 02452 920 0.
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Munich: police stops driving school – driving instructor on drugs
During a routine control, the police in Munich have pulled a driving instructor. The officers found the 40-Year-old initially glassy and red eyes, and assumed, therefore, that the man navigated his driving students under the influence of a drug through the streets of the Bavarian capital Navi. The locally made drug-test confirmed this suspicion. The police announced, has been canceled, then the hour’s drive. The rider was allowed to go home. The due blood test should confirm the results of the quick tests that threaten his driving instructor, a driving ban, two points in Flensburg and a fine of 500 euros. Maybe the man loses even his driving instructor permission.
Pulheim: Drunk driver falls asleep in front of traffic light, a
In North Rhine-Westphalia, Pulheim is asleep, a motorist in front of a traffic light. As the police reported on Wednesday, the 49-Year-old three per thousand in the blood. A witness stopped around 8.30 am on Tuesday morning behind the vehicle of the man. But when the light turned Green, drove off the car in front of him. When he got out, and ran to the car, he noted that the driver sat asleep behind the wheel. 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 po...https://www.ccdiscovery.com/couple-break-with-pace-214-on-federal-road-in-order-to-catch-a-holiday-flight