Chaos & fights with police in German city after hundreds, incl. far-right protest death of nativeThursday, September 13, 2018
During the Sunday rally, some of the protesters were hurling bottles at officers. As the situation escalated Chemnitz police had to call for reinforcements from Leipzig and Dresden to control the crowd.[embedded content]It emerged that some of the protesters vented their anger at migrants, local media reported. The self-justice was condemned by German Chancellor Angela Merkels spokesperson, who said that hounding of people who look different was unacceptable.The protests coincided with a week-long street festival, which was abruptly cut short by several hours due to the violence. There were also reports of locals attacking bystanders whom they considered to be of non-German origin.The street violence was condemned by local authorities. The mayor of Chemnitz, Barbara Ludwig, said she was horrified by events.Right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) organized a separate rally which took place without incident and had 100 people attending. Residents also brought flowers in memory of the dead man.#Chemnitz - Pics from 26.08.2018 after the murderWhat are you talking about? These are not Ultras, these are ordinary citizens protesting against another murder in their city. pic.twitter.com/SLmzcyHTGf B. Frieling-Bailey (@frielingbailey) August 26, 2018Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!Subscribe to RT newsletter to get stories the mainstream media wont tell you.https://www.rt.com/news/436949-chemnitz-protests-police-scuffles/
Laura Carbone & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “The Flowers Beneath Your Feet” VideoThursday, September 13, 2018
Listen and watch the accompanying music video below.
09/19 Hamburg @ Reeperbahn Festival.01/09 Düsseldorf @ Tube01/10 Leipzig @ Naumanns01/11 Hamburg @ Molotow (Upstairs)01/13 München @ Backstage Club01/14 Nürnberg @ Club Stereo01/15 Wien (A) @ Chelsea01/17 Frankfurt @ Nachtleben01/18 Köln @ Stereo Wonderland / Subway01/19 Berlin @ Berghain Kantine01/20 Hannover @ Lux
“The Flowers Beneath Your Feet” is out 9/14 on Berlin label Duchess Box Records.
VC WEB BLOG | Axel Strauss – 'The Leipzig Bach Comp Comes Back to Me When I Play the Chaconne' [BLOG]Thursday, August 2, 2018
With the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition currently entering its final stage in Leipzig, Germany, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to get a better understanding of their time at the competition – and the opportunities the event has since presented.
In a VC-exclusive blog, German violinist and former prize winner Axel Strauss talks us through his 1992 experience:
“With the 21st edition of the Bach Competition in Leipzig in full swing, I am reminded of my own participation in the 9th competition back in 1992, the first edition after the fall of the Berlin wall and the German reunification.
I remember finding the long history of the Bach Competition endlessly fascinating.
The first edition took place in 1950, the year of the 200th anniversary of Bachs death. Dmitri Shostakovich was president of the jury, and the event inspired him to compose his own Preludes and Fugues for solo piano, music that I find tremendously inspiring.
1950 was also the year when Bachs remains were transferred to their current resting place in the St. https://theviolinchannel.com/violinist-axel-strauss-bach-international-violin-competition-leipzig-1992-blog-experience/
Hypnotic 'combat dance' of two Timber rattlesnakes captured on video in rare encounterThursday, August 2, 2018
US, and are venomous. They can grow to be quite large, generally reaching about 2.5 to 5 feet longARE HUMANS BORN WITH A FEAR OF SNAKES AND SPIDERS?Researchers at MPI CBS in Leipzig, Germany and the Uppsala University in Sweden conducted a study which found that even in infants, a stress reaction happens when they see a spider or snake. They found that this happens as young as six months-old, when infants are still very immobile and have not had much opportunity to learn that these animals can be dangerous.'When we showed pictures of a snake or a spider to the babies instead of a flower or a fish of the same size and color, they reacted with significantly bigger pupils,' says Stefanie Hoehl, lead investigator of the underlying study and neuroscientist at MPI CBS and the University of Vienna.'In constant light conditions this change in size of the pupils is an important signal for the activation of the noradrenergic system in the brain, which is responsible f...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6021359/Hypnotic-combat-dance-Timber-rattlesnake-captured-video-rare-encounter.html
Best European Christmas markets - National GeographicSaturday, December 8, 2018
Dresden's market may be the oldest in Germany, with the first event approved by Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, in 1434. Eventually these seasonal markets turned their focus on Christmas celebrations, as known today. Here are some of the best Christmas markets in Europe for a holiday treat.
The Strasbourg market lights up the Place de la Cathédrale.
Photograph by Frederic Maigrot, REA/Redux
Strasbourg: French classic
The largest and oldest in France, the Strasbourg Christmas Market dates back to the 16th century. Hundreds of market stands spread across the Grande Île–an island in the historic center of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Try delicacies from thi...https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/europe/best-christmas-markets/
Death of German fuels fears of far-right violence in Köthen - DW (English)Saturday, December 8, 2018
The mood in the suburban playground in Köthen on Monday morning was a mixture of sadness, tension and hostility toward the press. A small number of locals in the town in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt came by, some with flowers to add to those that had collected around a tree near an empty climbing frame. This was the spot where a fight broke out on Saturday between two Afghan men and Markus B., which resulted in the 22-year-old German's death in hospital. By the evening, the area was a hive of activity. Köthen's police force, reinforced from across Germany, had much to contend with, when three gatherings took place within a few hundred meters of each other. First, the church in the central square held a small memorial prayer for Markus B., though Pastor Martin Olejnicki also used a brief sermon to call for peace in the city on what promised to be a nervy evening. That sentiment was shared by Saxony-Anhalt State Premier Reiner Haseloff, who attended the service along with about a hundred Köthen residents, who lined up to light a candle for the dead man. Outside the church, Haseloff told reporters that "I hope it will be a peaceful evening tonight, and that th...https://www.dw.com/en/death-of-german-fuels-fears-of-far-right-violence-in-k%C3%B6then/a-45434251
Increasing Demand for Medical Cannabis is set to Grow GloballyWednesday, October 17, 2018
Government of Canada. The Company also has production operations in Dresden, Saxony, Germany and Regensdorf, Switzerland. Maricann is currently undertaking an expansion of its cultivation and support facilities in Canada in a 942,000 sq. ft. (87,515 sq. m) and will continue to pursue new opportunities in Europe.
Emblem Corp. (OTCQX: EMMBF) is a fully integrated licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis and cannabis derivatives in Canada under the ACMPR. The Company and Natura Naturals Holdings Inc. announced the termination of their letter of intent as of 5 p.m. EST on September 13th, 2018. In addition, as previously announced, Emblem recently provided USD 2 Million of advanced funding to Natura for the expansion of its facility. The Funding is comprised of a one-year convertible debenture for an aggregate principal amount of up to USD 2 Million, with an interest rate similar to Natura's other funding obligations and can be pre-paid at any time during the term. Emblem looks forward to maintaining its strong business relationship with the Natura team as both a shareholder and in connection with our existing 3,000 kg supply agreement in the coming years, said Nick Dean, CEO of Emblem Corp.
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How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the CountryWednesday, October 17, 2018
Bundestag, Germany's parliament, which oversees annual government spending of 350 billion euros ($411 billion).
A Turning Point
The AfD was the strongest party in the eastern state of Saxony in the last Bundestag elections, and across the east, it has now become such a force that the CDU has been compelled to express what would have been unfathomable not too long ago: the possibility of governing together with the far-left Left Party.
The unrest in Chemnitz in August marked a turning point for the AfD. There, the party joined a phalanx of agitators and neo-Nazis, with the AfD's Thuringia state chapter leader Björn Höcke marching side-by-side with an activist from Pegida -- the anti-Islam and anti-immigrant group -- who has multiple criminal convictions on his record.
For years, politics in Germany had been shaped by the old polarity between left and right. But those days are over. The question of identity now seems to be more important, which seemingly scrambles the party system. Sahra Wagenknecht of the Left Party is creating a new movement called "Aufstehen," German for "Stand Up," that she hopes will be a magnet for voters who would like to see a bigger welfare state and fewer immigrants. The move places additional pressure on the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), which has fluctuated between a culture of welcoming refugees and warnings of a loss of control since the refugee crisis. The business-friendly Free Democratic Party (FDP), meanwhile, has morphed into a law and order party. And the only thing still holding the CDU and Christian Social Union (CSU), the CDU's Bavarian sister party, together is the fear of losing power. The only parties that seem to be profiting from the new political complexities are the Greens and the AfD.
So, how to deal with a party that fulminates against the mainstream with such abandon while at the spreading its own tentacles further into the center of society, into gov...http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/how-the-alternative-for-germany-has-transformed-the-country-a-1227360.html