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.
Inn good taste: Andrea Brunsendorf's Inner Temple garden - Financial TimesThursday, March 15, 2018
Her own beloved cocker spaniel also attended the occasion. He is called Boris, but not for political reasons. She is thankful that the Garden Bridge fantasy collapsed as it would have wrecked the Temple garden’s relation with the Embankment beyond.img alt role="presentation" class="n-image" srcset="https://www.ft.com/__origami/service/image/v2/images/raw/http%3A%2F%2...
German energy firm RWE investigates cyber attackWednesday, October 17, 2018
IT specialists to look into the matter.
In the meanwhile, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia have continued with their clearance operations at a highly symbolic site for activists in the Hambach.
Security authorities ordered protestors on Tuesday to remove flowers and candles commemorating a 27-year-old journalist who recently fell to his death in the forest, so that a nearby treehouse could be dismantled.
The Hambach forest forms part of a property owned by German energy giant RWE which comprises the world's largest open pit brown coal mine.
The company plans to cut down 100 out of a remaining 200 hectares of woodland from October 2018, a development which is vehemently resisted by activists who have moved into the threatened area and built treehouses and makeshift barriers there.
A member of an activist group, known as "Operation Undergrowth" told the German press agency (dpa) earlier that some forest occupiers had by now already lived in Hambach for six years.
The police operation, which was temporarily stalled following the fatal accident of the journalist, is one of the largest to be recorded in North Rhine-Westphalia to date and is supported by reinforcements from other German states.
Protests planned as Erdogan opens mega mosque in CologneWednesday, October 17, 2018
Kurdish demonstrators marched with banners that showed likenesses of Erdogan shooting a journalist and devouring a peace dove.
Erdogans visit on Saturday takes him to North Rhine-Westphalia state, which is home to significant numbers of ethnic Turks, many who moved to Germany as so-called guest workers from the 1960s.
Several anti-Erdogan demos are planned in Cologne on Saturday, including one under the banner Erdogan Not Welcome.
They are expected to gather a few kilometres (miles) away from the neighbourhood of the mosque.
The giant Cologne Central Mosque opened its doors in 2017 after eight years of construction and budget overruns. It can house more than a thousand worshippers.
The sheer size of the building, designed to resemble a flower bud opening, and its two towering minarets has disgruntled some locals, triggering occasional protests.
The Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion (Ditib) that commissioned the glass and cement structure is itself not without controversy.
The group runs hundreds of mosques across Germany, and its imams are paid by the Turkish state.
Known for its close ties to Ankara, it has increasingly come under scrutiny with some of its members suspected of spying on Turkish dissidents living in Germany.
German media recently reported that the domestic intelligence service was considering putting Ditib under surveillance.
German City Braces For Protests as Erdogan Opens Mega MosqueWednesday, October 17, 2018
Kurdish demonstrators marched with banners that showed likenesses of Erdogan shooting a journalist and devouring a peace dove.Erdogan's visit on Saturday takes him to North Rhine-Westphalia state, which is home to significant numbers of ethnic Turks, many who moved to Germany as so-called "guest workers" from the 1960s.
The giant Cologne Central Mosque opened its doors in 2017 after eight years of construction and budget overruns. It can house more than a thousand worshippers.The size of the building, designed to resemble a flower bud opening, and its two towering minarets has disgruntled some locals, triggering occasional protests.The Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion (Ditib) that commissioned the glass and cement structure is itself not without controversy.The group runs hundreds of mosques across Germany with imams paid by the Turkish state.Known for its close ties to Ankara, it has increasingly come under scrutiny with some of members suspected of spying on Turkish dissidents living in Germany.
Stillness and shock in Hambach Forest after journalist diesWednesday, October 17, 2018
Hambach Forest. Despite efforts to revive him, the 27-year-old German citizen died after being flown out by helicopter. Following the accident, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's interior minister, Herbert Reul, announced that police activities in the forest would be suspended for now. "We cannot just proceed as normal at least I can't," Reul said at a press conference Wednesday night. Whether the eviction will continue is not yet known. The journalist is understood to have fallen from the bridge leading off this treehouse Read more: Hambach Forest: Battleground for climate action 'Pure sunshine' Activists and members of the public have gathered in Beechtown, one of the treehouse villages. People lay flowers on a makeshift altar, hug each other, sit on the leaf-covered forest floor and converse in whispers. Activists and citizens took time to mourn and honor the dead journalist in Hambach Forest A yellow banner hangs between two trees: "We love you and we won't forget," it reads in red letters, just a few meters from where the journalist died. Meyn had been present at the protest in the forest for months. He was working on a documentary about the occupation, he told me when I met him last week in Hambach Forest. A fellow freelance journalist with no direct assignment, but clearly strongly motivated to document what was happening on the ground. Equipped with a 360-degree camera placed on his bicycle helmet, and a big smile. To those he met, he came across as a friendly, chatty guy. Indeed, he was a friend to many activists and...https://www.dw.com/en/stillness-and-shock-in-hambach-forest-after-journalist-dies/a-45579629