International Space Station Gets Christmas Gifts from SpaceX - TIMESaturday, December 8, 2018
NASA switched to another TDRS satellite.
The Dragon holds everything the station astronauts need for Christmas dinner, as well as mice and worms for science experiments, and more than 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms) of station equipment.
The holiday food includes smoked turkey, green bean casserole, candied yams, cranberry sauce and fruitcake. There also are shortbread and butter cookies, with tubes of icing for decorating.
Three of the space station residents will be on board for Christmas; the other three will return to Earth on Dec. 20. Until then, the station is home to two Americans, two Russians, one Canadian and Gerst, who is German.
It is the second space station visit for this recycled Dragon; it was there last year, too.
SpaceX has been making station shipments for NASA since 2012. This is its 16th delivery under contract.
Two other supply ships are attached to the space station: One Russian and the other sent by NASA’s other commercial shipper, Northrop Grumman.
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Präsident der weltweiten Adventisten auf den Spuren Martin Luthers - ptext.net (Pressemitteilung)Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Einladung des Nord- und Süddeutschen Verbandes der Adventisten die Lutherstädte Eisenach, Erfurt und Wittenberg besucht.Allein die BibelAls sich Martin Luther 1521 auf dem Reichstag zu Worms vor dem Kaiser, den Fürsten und hohen Vertretern der römisch-katholischen Kirche verantworten musste, betonte er: „Wenn ich nicht durch Zeugnisse aus der Heiligen Schrift und klare Vernunftsgründe überzeugt werde – denn weder dem Papst noch dem Konzil allein kann ich glauben, die offenkundig geirrt und sich widersprochen haben -, so bin ich überwunden in meinem Gewissen und gefangen in dem Wort Gottes. Ich kann und will daher nichts widerrufen …“ Wenn Luther von einem Gefangensein im Wort Gottes sprach, so sei es ihm um das Prinzip „sola scriptura“ (allein die Schrift) gegangen, sagte Wilson. Luther habe darauf vertraut, dass die Botschaft von der Erlösung des Menschen durch Jesus Christus hinreichend durch die Bibel vermittelt werde und keiner Ergänzung durch kirchliche Überlieferungen bedürfe. Diesen Grundsatz würden auch die Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten vertreten.Der Kirchenleiter erwähnte seinen Besuch in der Lutherstube auf der Wartburg bei Eisenach, wo der Reformator von 1521 bis 1522 in Sicherheit war und das Neue Testament in die deutsche Volkssprache übersetzte. Wie Luther sei Ted Wilson davon überzeugt, dass man den Inhalt der Bibel durch den Heiligen Geist, der im Herzen des Hörers oder Lesers wirke, verstehen könne.Gott auch in der Natur zu findenGott spreche laut Wilson durch die Bibel zu den Menschen, aber auch durch die Natur. Vor seiner Deutschlandreise sei der Kirchenleiter mit Vertretern des Geoscience Research Institute (Geowissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut) der Generalkonferenz in den nordwestlichen Alpen von Frankreich, Italien und der Schweiz g...http://www.ptext.net/nachrichten/praesident-weltweiten-adventisten-spuren-martin-luthers-1239528
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Landscapes, plants and fungi of 2017 - Deutsche WelleSunday, January 8, 2017
To highlight the value of that material, the jury decided to name the soil in the gardens of monasteries and castles, as well as in suburban and urban gardens, as "soil of the year". This is where worms, centipedes and woodlice feel at home.
Author: Fabian Schmidt
She Believes Trees Will Save Germany — If She Can Save the Trees - OZYSunday, 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...https://www.ozy.com/provocateurs/she-believes-trees-will-save-germany-if-she-can-save-the-trees/221908/
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...https://www.dw.com/en/germanys-second-highest-traffic-bridge-opens/a-51355455
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...https://www.dw.com/en/german-teachers-fined-for-treating-wasp-sting-with-heated-fork/a-45505055
Dead gardener left booby traps behind to target his enemies, German police warn - Fox NewsTuesday, 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...https://www.foxnews.com/world/dead-german-gardener-suspected-of-planting-trail-of-bombs-as-revenge-plot-against-neighbors