Video monsters from gardens, goo and gunk - News - Kewanee Star CourierTuesday, April 23, 2019
“Fungus of Terror” (1963). Described as “Gilligan’s Island meets Alice in Wonderland meets the Fruit of The Loom gang,” this follows shipwrecked sailors marooned with nothing to eat except radioactive mushrooms. They succumb to hunger, munch the mutant fungi – and mutate.
“Green Slime” (1969). So bad, it’s comical, this follows a space mission destroying an asteroid heading toward Earth but picking up a mysterious alien goo, too. The slimy gunk becomes yucky creatures like one-eyed serpents genetically altered with asparagus. Robert Horton and Richard Jaeckel star.
“Invasion of The Body Snatchers” (1978). Unlike Don Siegel’s fine 1956 version, Phillip Kaufman’s quasi-sequel stresses the plant-like spores from space and (Knox College alum) Jack Finney’s original novel’s notion that modern life makes it almost impossible to distinguish between people numbed by work or other pressures, and Earthlings controlled by aliens. “People are changing. They’re becoming less human,” comments a psychiatrist (Leonard Nimoy, who stars with Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum and Brooke Adams).
“Little Shop of Horrors” (1960). Filmmaker Roger Corman’s low-budget quickie (filmed in two days) focuses on a meek florist who accidentally creates a huge, sentient plant that likes blood and eats meat. And people. Corman’s cult gem features a memorable supporting bit from a young Jack Nicholson. It’s silly and funny (unlike 1986’s all-star film of the stage-musical version).
“Mutiny in Outer Space” (1958). Security agents investigate a space probe that’s returned to Earth covered in fungus in this hybrid of “Invasion of The Body Snatchers” and “The Quatermass Xperiment.” The fungus takes over a scientist, then threatens his fiancé, and it’s a nice, mindless escape (noteworthy for the Three Stooges’ Moe Howard in his first solo screen appearance).
“On Deadly Ground” (1994). Steven Seagal stars as an oil-rig troubleshooter in this environmental action-thriller about a tycoon (Michael Caine) scheming to sacrifice Alaska’s ecology for oil. Seagal fights Caine and his goons, stopping petroleum production-at-all-costs.
“Soylent Green” (1973). Edward G. Robinson’s final film, this is decent despite a dull turn by Charlton Heston as the hero. Winner of 1973’s Nebula Award for best science-fiction film, it’s set in 2022, when Earth is so polluted and overcrowded that people rely on wafers made by the planet’s only food company (plus assisted suicides). Robinson is good, and actors Joseph Cotton, Brock Peters and Chuck Connors aren’t bad.
“The Stuff” (1985). Michael Moriarty stars in this horror yarn spoofing marketing and fast food, and the cast salvages the odd premise: A white goo is discovered near a refinery and eventually promoted as a dessert. The glitch: It devours its diners (like “Alien”). Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello and Garrett Morris co-star.
“Swamp Thing” (1982). Wes Craven’s version of the comic character who’s part plant and part man is fun. Unlike Howard Hawks “The Thing” (where James Arness’ monster was a mobile plant with little self-awareness),...https://www.starcourier.com/news/20190404/video-monsters-from-gardens-goo-and-gunk
Starker Tobak trifft auf wilde PoesieThursday, June 21, 2018
Stunden, so dass Kurator Martin Oswald in die Bresche sprang.Wenn einer eine Reise tut, kann es passieren, dass nicht alles planmäßig verläuft. Besonders an Freitagen auf der Strecke Berlin in Richtung Süden ist bei der Deutschen Bahn damit zu rechnen. So geschehen ist das Tanja Selzer, die statt um 19 Uhr erst gegen 21 Uhr in Weingarten eintraf. Ärgerlich ist das vor allem für die Künstlerin, auch wenn die meisten der Besucher ausharrten, um sie persönlich zu erleben. An Kurator Martin Oswald war es, die Zeit zu überbrücken und das ist ihm mit viel Humor und findigen Ideen gelungen. Kurzentschlossen startete er eine „geänderte Dramaturgie mit einem kleinen Ratespiel, wer unter den Gästen die Künstlerin sein könnte und einem Abgesang auf die „Bahnhöfe der Bundesbahn. Denn warum nur verstecke sie den Stuttgarter Bahnhof ganz tief unter der Erde? Antwort: Die Bahn schäme sich. Das alles änderte nichts an der Verzögerung, lockerte den Abend aber stark auf.Frauen als Akte„Unusual Flowers – „ungewöhnliche Blumen nennt die 1970 in Idar-Oberstein geborene Tanja Selzer ihre Werkschau. Diese besteht aus sieben großformatigen Ölgemälden und drei kleineren Zeichnungen. Imposant – farblich wie gestalterisch – ist ein erster Eindruck. Lust- und liebevoll ein zweiter. Nicht zu verwechseln mit effekthascherisch. Sie zeigen Frauen als Akte mit Ausnahme von „Red Flower in üppig wuchernden Landschaften. Dass sie hierfür Ölfarben ...http://www.bing.com/news/apiclick.aspx?ref=FexRss&aid=&tid=421BA52D768C434EB1CEEFA32F91943E&url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.schwaebische.de%2flandkreis%2flandkreis-ravensburg%2fweingarten_artikel%2c-starker-tobak-trifft-auf-wilde-poesie-_arid%2c10887171.html&c=11923053021740446071&mkt=de-de
Hamburg verschleudert MILLIARDEN – Finanzminister Scholz am PrangerThursday, June 21, 2018
Bank, wie es hieß, zu „retten.
Nun stand der Verkauf an. Käufer sind die Hedge-Fonds von „Cerberus und „J.C. Flowers, das, was in früherer SPD-Sprache „Heuschrecken hieß. Der Kaufvertrag mit diesen „Partnern und weiteren Beteiligten war bereits am 28. Februar 2018 geschlossen worden, wobei dieser Verkauf angeblich die einzige Alternative zur „Abwicklung (also: Verschrottung) der Bank gewesen sei. Die Rechnung zahlen die Bundesländer, heißt es.
Das stimmt natürlich nicht ganz: Die Rechnung zahlen die Steuerzahler. Das Minus, das erwirtschaftet worden ist, beläuft sich auf fast sagenhafte 10,8 Milliarden Euro. Dieser Betrag wiederum geht auch auf das Konto des Mannes, der heute die Finanzen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland verwalten darf. Olaf Scholz hingegen präsentiert sich als Politiker, der sozusagen das Geld zusammenhält. Der Staat möchte nicht mehr investieren, als er einnimmt. Er nimmt aber Rekordsteuern ein, wie wir an dieser Stelle bereits berichteten.
Ein Skandal, der allerdings in Deutschland offenbar schon niemanden mehr wundert. Die EU-Kommission wird dem Verkauf sicherlich zustimmen, insofern ist der Deal wohl kaum noch aufzuhalten. Das wird teuer. Für uns alle.
Police see mental illness behind deadly German van attack - Channel NewsAsiaFriday, April 13, 2018
It's still unbelievable for me, but these days anything can happen," said Hubert Reckermann, a local man in his late 60s on Sunday."You can't really defend yourself against people with psychiatric problems."The two victims killed in Muenster were a 51-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man, both from northern Germany.As well as the dead, police said 20 were hurt - some with life-threatening injuries.The foreign ministry in the Netherlands said two of the injured were Dutch, one of whom was in a critical condition."It's still unbelievable for me, but these days anything can happen. You can't really defend yourself against people with psychiatric problems."Germany has been on especially high alert for militant attacks after several claimed by the Islamic State group.But "we know with high probability that it was a lone perpetrator, it was a German, not a refugee," said North Rhine-Westphalia state interior minister Herbert Reul."We know with high probability that there was no Islamist background" to the Saturday afternoon attack, inflicted as locals and tourists enjoyed a sunny spring day, he added.'DEEPLY SHAKEN'Merkel said she was "deeply shaken" by the incident and pledged that "everything possible will be done to determine what was behind this act and to help the victims".The presidents of Russia and France, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, as well as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sent their condolences.The attack is the latest in a string across Europe in which vehicles have been used to attack crowds of people in public places.In a Berlin assault in December 2016, Tunisian asylum-seeker Anis Amri hijacked a truck and murdered its Polish driver before killing another 11 people and wounding dozens more by ploughing the heavy vehicle through a Christmas market.He was shot dead by Italian police in Milan four days later while on the run.In France, the Islamic State group claimed a 2016 truck attack in Nice on its Jul 14 national holiday that killed 86.And in Spain, the militants also claimed a rampage along Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard in August 2017 that killed 14 and left more than 100 injured.
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.
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/
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.
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.
news of Wednesday, 20. February
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