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Elvis Presley traffic lights appear in German town of Friedberg - DW (English)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The city of Augsburg now has the Kasperl puppet character in a pointed hat, Mainz has its own Mainzelmännchen, Bonn has Beethoven traffic lights and in Trier a small, chubby Karl Marx lets pedestrians know when to cross. The eastern town of Erfurt has had up to 14 different kinds of lights since the 1980s. 40 years after his death, Elvis reaches fans from beyond the grave From small town boy to household name Born in the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley began his career in Memphis, Tennessee. He is pictured here in 1954 while recording at the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, which also helped launch B.B. King's career. Quickly rising to fame, his first hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," propelled him into stardom in 1956. 40 years after his death, Elvis reaches fans from beyond the grave A GI in Germany Presley put his career on hold while serving in the US military in Germany from 1958 to 1960. Stationed in the small town of Friedberg, Presley stayed in a hotel in nearby Bad Nauheim instead of living in the barracks. There, he lived with an entourage: his grandmother, father and two body guards. Today, hotel guests can sleep in the Elvis Room, which was preserved to commemorate the King's stay. 40 years after his death, Elvis reaches fans from beyond the grave Made in Germany Although he was prohibited from performing during service, the King still found time to make music. Germany was the birthplace of two chart-toppers: "One Night" and "A Fool Such as I." He also gave global fame to the popular German folk song, "Muss I denn zum Städtele hinaus," or in English, "Wooden Heart." img itemprop="image" src="" title="Elvis Presley Museum opening (picture-...

Queen Maxima in pictures: Monarch stuns in red for Germany visit with husband

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Germany today.The Dutch Queen joined her 51-year-old husband Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, for a tour of Porta Nigra in Trier.The royal couple arrived at the UNESCO World Heritage site to a waiting crowd of well-wishers and were presented with flowers by a young girl.The magnificent city gate is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps.The King and Queen are currently on a three-day working visit to Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany.47-year-old Maxima wore a stunning nude dress embellished with tiny red dots on a sheer fabric this morning.She teamed the stunning gown with matching red heels and carried a small clutch bag.The mother-of-three completed her ensemble with a bold 1960s inspired red hat and hooped earrings.While in Trier, the royal couple were also given a tour of the High Cathedral of Saint Peter - the oldest church in Germany.Last night the couple joined the Prime Minister of Rhineland Palatinate for dinner.Earlier in the day they enjoyed a boat trip on the river Rhine in Oberwesel.

Hodeg claims opening stage of Tour of Germany

Thursday, September 13, 2018

I acted too early, Ackermann, 24, told broadcaster WDR.Greipel finished sixth as Thomas and Tour de France runner-up Tom Dumoulin finished safely with the peloton. Todays stage from Bonn to Trier will test Thomas and Dumoulin with four climbs towards the end of the 196km through the Eifel.Results 1. Alvaro Hodeg Chagui (COL/Quick-Step) 3hr 35:08sec, 2. Pascal Ackermann (GER/Bora Hansgrohe) st, 3. Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA/Quick Step) st, 4. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA/Dimension Data) st, 5. Alexander Krieger (GER/Leopard) st, 6. Andre Greipel (GER/Lotto Soudal) st, 7. Aaron Grosser (GER/Sauerland) st, 8. Colin Joyce (USA/Rally) st, 9. Rick Zabel (GER/Katusha) st, 10. Kristian Sbaragli (ITA/Israel Cycling Academy) sr...Selected others55. Tom Dumoulin (BEL/Sunweb) st, 72. Geraint Thomas (GBR/Sky) st. 109. Marcel Kittel (GER/Katusha) st.Overall standings 1. Alvaro Hodeg Chagui (COL/Quick-Step) 3hr 34:58sec, 2. Pascal Ackermann (GER/Bora Hansgrohe) at 4 sec, 3. Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA/Qick Step) 6 sec, 4. Jens Reynder (BEL/Leopard) 7 sec, 5. Jorge Arcas (ESP/Movistar) 8 sec, 6. Kevin van Melsen (BEL/Wanty) 9 sec, 7. Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA/Dimension Data) 10 sec, 8. Alexander Krieger (GER/Leopard) 10 sec, 9. Andre Greipel (GER/Lotto Soudal) 10 sec, 10. Aaron Grosser (GER/Sauerland) 10 sec.

Afri-Cola: Klein, schwarz und provokant

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wirtschaftszeitung 25. Juni 2018 10:20 Uhr Die 1931 offiziell registrierte Marke Afri ist ein Beispiel für das derzeitige Comeback einiger Traditionsmarken. Foto: Claudia Balasoiu - Bad Überkingen.Sie hat eine schmale Taille, eine markante weiße Palme auf ihrer Vorderseite und provoziert gerne: Afri Cola hat seit jeher den Anspruch, anders zu sein als der Mainstream. Was Farbe, Geschmack und Koffeingehalt angeht, unterscheidet sich das deutsche Kultgetränk nicht wesentlich von Pepsi oder Coca-Cola – es ist wie die amerikanische Konkurrenz nun mal eine Cola. Aktuell erlebt die Afri Cola aber einen neuen Aufschwung. Dahinter steckt neben neuen Firmenstrukturen und erweiterten Konzessionspartnerschaften auch viel Markenarbeit. Seit der offiziellen Registrierung der Marke Afri 1931 war sie immer mal wieder in und out. Während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus führte der damalige Firmenchef Karl Flach eine schmutzige Kampagne gegen den Marktführer Coca-Cola, indem er Beweise dafür anführte, dass es sich bei diesem um einen jüdischen Konzern handle. Ob aus diesem oder anderen Gründen: Bis in die 1940er-Jahre hinein ...

Germany's second-highest traffic bridge opens - DW (English)

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Hochmoselbrücke, or High Mosel Bridge, stretches 1.7 kilometers (1 mile) across and 160 meters (524 feet) above the Mosel River in western Germany. Within Germany, the new bridge in the Rhineland-Palatinate is second only to the 185-meter-high Kochertal bridge in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. Read more: World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Germany's Harz region Authorities expect about 25,000 vehicles a day to cross the bridge that now provides a direct link between the regions of Eifel and Hunsrück. Several hundred people gathered for the bridge's opening on Thursday. Over the weekend, thousands of pedestrians crossed the bridge by foot as part of the opening festivities. "Today is a good day for the Rhineland-Palatinate," said State Premier Malu Dreyer. She added that she was convinced "that the bridge will help advance our economically strong state even further and will strengthen ties between the people in Eifel and Hunsrück." Europe's largest construction project The controversial building project kicked off eight years ago. Some critics argued that the massive bridge would destroy the area's idyllic vineyard landscape, while environmentalists argued it would pollute the ground water. Others spoke out against the cost. The building of the bridge was part of a greater road project that included the construction of an additional 25 kilometers (16 mile...

She Believes Trees Will Save Germany — If She Can Save the Trees - OZY

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Klöckner’s thesis, therefore, is simple: Save the forests, and they’ll save Germany. Klöckner as German Wine Queen. Blonde and quick to grin, Klöckner, 46, was born in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and got into politics early, shortly after her yearlong reign as German Wine Queen, a position that’s sort of like Miss America but for German wine. Before the age of 30, she was a member of the Bundestag for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel’s ruling party. In 2012, she was elected as one of the deputy chairpersons of the national party. By 2016, she was running for Minister-President (governor) of Rhineland-Palatinate. Articles touted her as a potential successor to Merkel. And then she lost. she has the difficult job of juggling these different interests and keeping everybody happy.Joachim Curtius, professor of geosciences at Goethe University Klöckner’s more conservative than Merkel in some ways, a trait that hasn’t always served her well electorally. Her opposition to Merkel’s open-door asylum policy is widely blamed as a factor in her losing her 2016 race, and as recently as this year, she called for a burqa ban in Germany. Still, while the ultraconservative AfD party has wholeheartedly embraced climate change denial, Klöckner — as minister of food and agriculture — doesn’t have the luxury of ignoring scientific evidence. “The climate change has hit us much faster than expected,” she said at a forest summit last month, and while the scientific community might argue that it was definitely expected, she’s now gearing up for battle against the conditions that are destroying the forests. “Climate change isn’t German; it isn’t going to be solved in Germany. None of the existing policies around the world are up to the scale of the challenge,” says Britta Fri...

Dead gardener left booby traps behind to target his enemies, German police warn - Fox News

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Authorities in Germany are warning anyone who may have had a conflict with a recently deceased gardener to be on the lookout, after an apparent set of booby-trapped bombs left one dead and two hurt.Rhineland-Palatinate Police said in a news release that gardener Bernhard Graumann, 59, was found dead in his bed in Mehlinhen, near Kaiserslautern in west Germany, on Friday night.Earlier that day, a 64-year-old doctor in a nearby town was found dead in front of his practice after an explosion. Police believe the bomb may have been in a package that was left in front of the office as part of a "booby trap" which the doctor picked up, triggering the blast.MAN ADMITS KILLING AIRBNB GUEST AT AUSTRALIA HOME OVER UNPAID $149 BILLTwo days later, an "explosive-engineered log" exploded in a wood-burning stove at a home about five miles from where Graumann lived, according to police. A woman and her 4-year-old daughter were injured in that blast. Police in Germany are warning anyone who may have had a conflict with a recently deceased doctor to be on the lookout for booby traps. (iStock)Police said all three had been known to Graumann, who either had a "personal or business" connec...

German teachers fined for treating wasp sting with heated fork - DW (English)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hesse were fined for causing bodily harm with their questionable home remedy for a student's wasp sting. The incident occurred during a school trip to a youth hostel in the neighboring state of Rhineland-Palatinate in May 2017, when a 14-year-old student was stung by a wasp. In response, a 39-year-old male teacher heated the handle of a fork with a lighter and pressed it on the boy's hand where he'd been stung. After a blister formed, another 40-year-old female teacher cut it open and treated the wound with cream. The student's lawyer said that as a result of the sting, the boy had to wear a protective glove for a considerable period of time. The German daily Bild reported that the boy's hand became infected and that he wasn't able to attend an internship as a result. A district court in Cochem fined the male teacher €2,700 ($3,160) for causing bodily harm. The female teacher was fined €2,500 ($2,900) for both assisting and causing bodily harm to the student. The decision was made last Thursday, a court spokesperson said, adding that the judgement is not yet final, as a timeline for appealing the decision has not yet passed. All about the birds and the bees... As sweet as honey They are the pollination super stars...