Lippstadt: VHS-Programm für das zweite HalbjahrThursday, August 2, 2018
Universität Münster am Mittwoch, 19. September in der VHS Lippstadt näher beleuchten. Darüber hinaus startet die VHS Lippstadt, Anröchte, Erwitte, Rüthen und Warstein mit knapp 600 Veranstaltungen und 14.000 Unterrichtsstunden mit ihrem bunten Power-Angebot am 3. September bis zum 14. Dezember 2018 durch. Einen ersten Einblick vorab in das 260 Seiten gefüllte Programmheft gibt VHS-Leiterin Frauke Mönkeberg:
Gleich am 24. September geht es um das Thema E-Mobilität mit dem Experten Manuel Dobratz und den Stadtwerken Lippstadt. Am Ende des Vortrags können sich Interessierte unterschiedliche E-Autos gemeinsam näher anschauen. Zu Gast in der Veranstaltungsreihe Warstein 360° ist im November Joe Bausch, bekannt als Gerichtsmediziner im Tatort Köln, als prominenter Teilnehmer in Talkshows und als Autor des Spiegelbestsellers "Knast". In seinem neuen Buch "Gangsterblues: Harte Geschichten" geht es um wahre Ereignisse, die unter die Haut gehen. In den Kunstvorträgen geht es um Grünewald, van Eyck, Altdorfer und Hieronymus Busch während die Kunst-Webinare das Thema Architektur und Design im 20. Jahrhundert insbesondere die Bauhaus Architektur behandeln. Neu im Angebot ist die neue Veranstaltungsreihe "Fernweh 360°", die Multivisionsshows rund um die Welt in technischer Perfektion präsentiert, in Kooperation mit dem Patriot. In der ersten Saison stehen die Reiseländer Neuseeland, Nord-Lichter Lapplands, Afrika und Irland auf dem Programm. Ein Rechtsseminar zum aktuellen Thema "Datenschutzgrundverordnung" mit Dr. Götz Knoop darf nicht fehlen. Im November liest Jörg Magenau aus seinem aktuellen Buch: "Bestseller – Bücher, die wir liebten und was sie über uns verraten". Und schließlich sind in der Rubrik Umwelt gemeinsam mit dem BUND, NUA und NABU spannende Aktionen rund um (Zer)Störung-Lebewesen Baum, eine Ausstellung "Mehr Platz für Spatz & Co" und ein Vortrag über "Wintervögel in Natur und Garten" geplant.
Digitalisierung in der VHS-Weiterbildung
"Auch im kommenden Semester werden wir wieder verschiedene Webinare im Angebot haben. Dieses Format ist inzwischen vielen unserer Kunden durch das Internet bekannt, doch im Vergleich zu kurzen...https://www.focus.de/regional/nordrhein-westfalen/lippstadt-vhs-programm-fuer-das-zweite-halbjahr_id_9274415.html
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 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.
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
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.