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Eintracht poslao snažnu poruku Kovaču nakon otkaza u Bayernu

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Hrvatski stručnjak Niko Kovač i službeno je sporazumno raskinuo ugovor sa njemačkim gigantom Bayern Munchenom. Kap koja je prelila čašu u mandatu Kovača je nezgodan i krajnje sraman poraz od Eintrachta rezultatom 5:1. Iako je u medijima objavljeno da će mu pružiti novu šansu, nakon trijumfa Borussije nešto kasnije odlučeno je da klub traži novog ...

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Alu 5 x 112 15. - V texte

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Sadu jazdených alu diskov RIAL made in Germany 5 x 112 6,5 J 15" ET 45....sada presne vrtaná pre Škoda,VW,Seat...cena 170 €...ak nedvíham telefon, volajte na 0915827838,ďakujem...pošlem aj kurierom... ...
          

Alu 5 x 112 17" Škoda,VW,Seat + pneu. - V texte

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Sadu alu diskov BROCK made in Germany 5 x 112 7,5 J 17" + zimné pneu 2 x 225/45 17 94 H XL GOOD/YEAR dezén 8 mm a 2 x Pirelli Sottozero 3 225/45 17 94 V XL dezén 7 mm ..sada nanovo vyvážená,vo výbornom stave...vhodné na ŠKODA OCTAVIA 2,3,SUPERB 2,MER ...
          

Alemania y su industria aumentan las ayudas a la compra de coches eléctricos hasta los 6.000 euros

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Alemania y su industria aumentan las ayudas a la compra de coches eléctricos hasta los 6.000 euros

El inicio de la producción en serie del Volkswagen ID.3 en Alemania ha sido también el pistoletazo de salida para aumentar los incentivos a la compra de coches eléctricos e híbridos enchufables en el país liderado por Angela Merkel. El llamado 'Bono Medioambiental' para los automóviles que funcionan con baterías y que tengan un precio de hasta 40.000 euros se incrementará de los 4.000 a los 6.000 euros por vehículo y la industria automotriz continuará cubriendo la mitad del costo.

El portavoz principal de Merkel, Steffen Seibert, ha dicho en declaraciones recogidas por Autonews Europe que será posible "brindar apoyo para otros 650.000 a 700.000 coches eléctricos".

"Alentamos y exigimos, pero no cobramos de más"

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Los coches híbridos enchufables tendrán incentivos de 4.500 euros, 1.500 más que la anterior 'edición' de este programa. Además, los automóviles eléctricos están inicialmente exentos de impuestos hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2025.

Este nuevo empujón es fruto del acuerdo entre el Gobierno alemán y ejecutivos de grandes firmas como Volkswagen, BMW y Daimler, y entrará en vigor este mes hasta 2025.

El anterior 'Bono Medioambiental', que ha tenido una vigencia de cuatro años (2016-2020), tuvo un presupuesto de 1.200 millones de euros y las subvenciones cubrían 4.000 euros para la compra de coches eléctricos y 3.000 euros para híbridos enchufables.

Un plan que asumían a partes iguales, y lo seguirán haciendo, el Gobierno federal y la industria automotriz. El impulso de Merkel para promover estos vehículos incluye aumentar el número de estaciones de carga pública a 50.000 en dos años.

De hecho la canciller ha fijado objetivos bastante ambiciosos en términos de infraestructura para Alemania y ha dicho que el país necesita un millón de estaciones de carga para 2030.

Alemania

Los fabricantes dicen que ayudarán a financiar 15.000 de las estaciones para 2022.

El Programa de Protección Climática 2030 de Merkel, presentado en septiembre, apunta a unos 10 millones de coches eléctricos en las carreteras alemanas para ese año, un objetivo algo alejado de la realidad dado que a principios de 2019 había en Alemania 420.000 coches eléctricos de una flota de 47 millones, de acuerdo al Centro de Investigación Automotriz de la Universidad de Duisburg-Essen.

En este paquete de protección climática, impulsado por movimientos estudiantiles como es 'Fridays for Future', no se penalizan las emisiones de dióxido de carbono, sino que se basa en incentivos. La ministra de Medio Ambiente, Svenja Schulze, describió el enfoque de forma bastante clara: "Alentamos y exigimos, pero no cobramos de más".

Sin embargo, el país se está acercando a 'gigantes de la electromovilidad' como es Noruega y se han comprado 53.000 vehículos eléctricos este año.

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La noticia Alemania y su industria aumentan las ayudas a la compra de coches eléctricos hasta los 6.000 euros fue publicada originalmente en Motorpasión por Victoria Fuentes .


          

FESCO launches overland shuttle for transit cargo transportation from China to Germany through Kaliningrad

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German office block gets urban rooftop greenhouse

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A steel-framed vertical garden cuts through the centre of a brick warehouse-style block in Oberhausen, Germany, topped by a translucent urban greenhouse for agricultural research with a zigzagging roofline. Designed by Berlin-based practice Kuehn Malvezzi, the building combines a five-storey job centre…
          

2019 Turkish Airlines Open Betting Preview And Expert Tips

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2019 Turkish Airlines Open Betting Preview and Tips

November 7th – 10th, 2019
The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Antalya,, Turkey
Par: 72 / Yardage: 7,133
Purse: $7 million with $1,194,252 to the winner
Defending Champion: Justin Rose
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There's big money on offer but no Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy in the field this week so it's left to Justin Rose to headline the betting at 8/1.  Rosey is the back the back defending champion but that up the road at the Regnum Carya. Pat Reed is 11/1 but worth a look in the win only market might be Shane Lowry at 16/1.  He didn't putt super last week in China but a T9 in GIR shows tee to green he's playing nicely and he's never been outside the top-25 in four visits to Turkey.

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Matthias Schwab 28/1


Seems to be still in his trend of missing every second cut but a T4 last week in a big WGC event is sure to have boosted Schwab's confidence and with a T2 in Germany and T4 in Italy you have to feel a win is coming soon.  T18 on his Turkey debut last year.

George Coetzee 40/1


Had to do a double take when I saw George listed at 40/1 this week.  Solo third at Golf National which a tough track for a big batter like George, then a T14 in Portugal and winner of the Vodacom Origins Of Golf on the Sunshine Tour last weekend.  Best of solo 5th in Turkey in 2016.  Maybe the bookies think Georgie and the rugby boys have been on the beer all week!

Danny Willett 30/1


I have to give Danny the benefit of the doubt after something went horribly wrong after a good first round in China was followed by a fall to dead last. He did speak about the heavy rough and getting flyers but that's done and dusted and he's back in Turkey this week where he's previously finished T11 and T4 on this week's Maxx Royal course and T7 last year on the Regnum Carya course.

Tom Lewis 50/1


I'm a big fan of Tom Lewis, he just seems to ghost in every now and again to contend in events.  T5 at the Alfred Dunhill was followed by a T8 in Portugal last time out.  I think he'll like the venue this week where the good putters always prosper.

Victor Perez 40/1


Victor has banked over €1.2 million in the last month with a win on the links in Scotland and T4 last week at the WGC HSBC Champions. In fact his three wins, including two on the Challenge Tour were all in the Autumnal months.  Debut here for the big Frenchman but I think he'll love it.


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Nico Colsaerts 80/1:  Overpriced. Winner of the Open de France and T2 in Turkey in 2017.  Victor Dubuisson showed its all about par-5 scoring when he posted -16 for the par fives when he got it to -22 on the Maxx Royal to win in 2015.

Paul Waring 50/1: Four top-25 finishes on the bounce for Paul Waring with big cheques in Scotland (T3) and in China last week (T8)



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Celia, 1989 - ★★★★

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It Is Happening Again: Hooptober 6 (Haunting: 36)

Country 10/6: USA, Canada, Spain, New Zealand, Germany, Brazil, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Australia
Women Directed Films: 5/2

With this film, I've completed Hooptober just in time! Might throw in another horror or two, but the list (that I slightly bloated after starting) is all done.

My expectations weren't set right at all, so I'll start by helping yours. Celia is quite similar to a Ken Loach, social realism type film. There are a few monsters (in the way something like Pan's Labyrinth will use a child's imagination to insert otherworldly events), but it's that same stripped down style and straightforward narrative about the cruelties of life. As a 9 year old, the titular Celia just wants to be friends with the nice neighbors and have a cute rabbit pet. She doesn't understand why those same people are being persecuted for associating with the communist party, or the repercussions of the rabbit plague in Australia. She's a kid; she's basically powerless in the face of what happens around her.

It takes a little time to get going, but once it does, this holds it own up against Loach himself. Ann Turner shows so much promise here; it's a shame she didn't make much else. Once I managed to settle in with the movie, I found it full of with emotional resonance. Much of that comes from Rebecca Smart, who makes Celia adorable, nearing some of the greatest child performances. Her character is such a sweet girl, though one who, in a fit of desperation to regain some control over her environment, makes dolls to attempt a ritual to kill her father and the other oppressive figures in her life. This movie really isn't afraid to get dark and upsetting, because the world is harsh and often doesn't care enough about children to understand them.

The filmmaking and visuals are never flashy, but the writing and performances make it worthwhile. Characters are quite three dimensional -- case in point, I really wanted to just hate the father for being terrible, and he definitely is, yet the movie would keep going "wait, he's still a person, not a monster!" and giving him moments of decency. Come to think of it, although Loach has thrown slightly sucker punches to my emotions, this movie is probably more nuanced than the two I've seen by him (Kes and Family Life).

This is very much worth seeing and should at least have more than its current sub-600 watch count.


          

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Axis War Heroes: Erich ‘Bubi’ Hartmann – AWH 110519

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Messerchmitt joins Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise for a look at outstanding German war hero Erich Hartmann, who started out near the bottom of his class and could not keep up with the others, but was later to overtake them all and become one of the greatest fighter pilots of all time.

He was able to shoot down 352 enemy aircraft during his 1,404 combat missions and was forced to crash-land his own damaged fighter 14 times, not due to enemy fire however but because it had been hit by pieces of flying debris from his targets. His record was so incredible that Goering grew suspicious and sent observers in separate planes to record the amount of direct hits. It was found that his record was entirely true and Bubi really was such an incredible pilot.

Schmitt explains how in the German air force the leadership position was decided through results and only the most skilled pilots would lead the missions, regardless of what their official rank was. Dennis contrasts this with the British Air Force and the class system that is still prevalent in Britain today. National Socialism was about getting the different classes working with each other rather than against each other. Part of this was achieved through the German work programs, which everyone had to take part in regardless of social position. Similar work programs are in place in Britain today, but these are used to punish only one class of people, those who are unable to work.

Hartmann refused to abandon his flight crew and was captured by the Soviets. They forced him to watch German women being raped along with other tortures, such as threatening to have his family killed back in Germany. He would eventually spend 10 years in the Gulag, one time going on hunger strike with the whole gulag protesting in support of him. When he was finally released he served in the new air force of occupied Germany and was shocked to see his superiors purchasing substandard aircraft from America. He was sacked for speaking up about this, but was proved to be correct, as over a hundred German pilots were killed flying these machines.

He eventually died in his seventies, with his ill health probably due to mistreatment in the gulags. This in itself proves that any holohoaxers still alive cannot possibly have been mistreated in the German work camps, because they are still alive while the Germans who were sent to the Gulag are not.

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Registration: Executive Director’s Film Festival Course Headlines Spring Offerings

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This spring we have another slate of exciting courses to satisfy the appetite of film students, fanatics, and cineastes. Culture, Communication, Writing, and How to Run a Film Festival? Yes please. Several courses focus on particular cultures and cinematic representations, including courses focusing on Germany, on Asia, and on Spanish American culture. Other courses offer … Continue reading Registration: Executive Director’s Film Festival Course Headlines Spring Offerings
          

Manchester United 'plotting £80m swoop' for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz  

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Manchester United have identified Kai Havertz as one of their top targets for the January window, and are mulling over an £80m bid for the Bayer Leverkusen and Germany forward.
          

STORMWARRIOR Issue New Single “Freeborn”

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Stormwarrior will release their new album, Norsemen, on November 29 via Massacre Records. New single and lyric video for “Freeborn” is streaming below. Norsemen was mixed and mastered by Piet Sielck at the Powerhouse Studio in Hamburg, Germany. Renowned artist Andreas Marschall is responsible for the impressive cover artwork.  Tracklisting...
          

Rear-driven Audi R8 made full-time member of range

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Audi R8 V10 RWD Spyder Last year's limited-edition RWS has received a makeover and been welcomed into the R8 range as the RWD

Audi has expanded its R8 line-up by making a rear-wheel-drive variant a full-time member for the first time.

The limited-edition V10 RWS was released in 2018 as the first ever rear-driven R8. That model comprises the basis of the new car, which is named the V10 RWD and will be available to order in the UK from January 2020.

The supercar, which will be available in both Coupé and Spyder forms, features several key changes from the limited-production RWS. Audi's signature front grille has been made broader and flatter, while the air inlets, front splitter and air outlet grille at the rear have been made wider.

Gloss black exterior trim now comes as standard, with the R8's top side blade receiving a dark gloss accent. Various other parts also gain black detailing. The Audi rings don't receive the black effect as standard, but this can be specified as an option. A carbon package is also on offer, while a more extensive black styling package is available on the Spyder.

The R8 RWD retains the same naturally aspirated V10 engine as the RWS, delivering 532bhp and 398lb ft. This is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Pricing for the Coupé starts at €144,000 (£123,852) in Germany, while the Spyder costs from €157,000 (£135,025). Pricing for the UK is unconfirmed as yet.

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2020 Audi RS Q8: first ride in 'Ring record-breaking SUV

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Audi RS Q8 2020 camo ride - hero jump We ride shotgun in Audi's 592bhp super-SUV ahead of its official debut

The Audi RS Q8 hasn’t been officially unveiled yet, but already it’s a record breaker. Packing 592bhp, the high-riding, high-performance flagship has smashed the SUV lap record at Germany’s fearsome Nürburgring with a time of 7min 42.253sec – 12 seconds quicker than the previous benchmark set by the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S.

Based on the SQ8, the RS model features the twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 from the forthcoming RS6, which means it packs 592bhp and 590lb ft – good for 0-62mph in 3.8sec and a 190mph maximum top speed.

The SQ8’s air suspension and 48V anti-roll bars are carried over, but software tweaks mean the spring rates are up to 10% stiffer and the adaptive dampers can be around 15% firmer. Also used is the four-wheel steering setup, plus the torque-vectoring Sport rear differential.

However, extensive work has also been put into the bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres, which run to 295/35 ZR 23 in their largest guise on the RS Q8.

“We wanted the RS Q8 to be able to deliver on the track, but also be usable every day,” said Victor Underberg, Audi Sport’s head of development. “We needed a tyre that’s quiet, comfortable and can cope with all sorts of weather but has the performance to deliver a strong lap time. With this tyre, we have achieved our targets.”

Structurally and externally, little has changed, with the engineers keen to stress that despite its performance and capability, the RS Q8 is a daily-usable series-production vehicle, and apart from those vast 23in wheel options, the only other noticeable updates are the carbonfibre trim around the revised front grille and lower bumper, plus the rear diffuser with its RS-trademark twin oval exhausts.

In the build-up to the RS Q8’s official launch later this month, Autocar was given exclusive behind-the-scenes access and granted a high-speed passenger ride around the ’Ring.

Audi factory ace Frank Stippler is not hanging about. We’ve got one hot lap of the Nürburgring and damp but drying conditions similar to those during his record-breaking run. (Had it been dry, Stippler reckons, there were another four or five seconds on the table.)

Obviously, we can’t truly get a handle on what the car’s doing when riding shotgun, but there’s enough feel through the seat of the pants to suggest the RS Q8 is hugely capable.

The relentless acceleration is a given, and looking at the telemetry later reveals there’s even enough grunt through the 180mph kink of Döttinger Höhe to spin a lightly unloaded inside rear wheel. The optional carbon-ceramic brakes work well, too, tirelessly hauling the car down from big speeds – although on a lap that’s 80% full throttle, they’re not worked as hard as they could be.

No, what’s surprising is the Audi’s agility. Where you’d expect plough-on understeer and extreme body roll, the RS Q8 takes a neutral and flat stance. If anything, the balance in these conditions is more towards oversteer. You can feel the rear-wheel steering pointing the nose into the apex in slower turns and the trick diff allows Stippler to get early on the throttle at the exit to get the rear rotating for a quicker exit.

Tellingly, we’re in the Auto driving mode. “When it’s a little slippy like this, then in Dynamic with stability disengaged, we’d have oversteer all the way from entrance to exit,” says Stippler with a smile.

Rapid changes of direction are no problem for the RS Q8, yet despite the roll stiffness, the trick suspension can still deliver enough compliance to ride the big kerbs with real suppleness.

Inside, the most obvious tweak is the inclusion of RS-specific displays for the TFT instrument cluster, but with its roll-cage, race seats and discarded rear bench, the interior we saw was in all other ways unrepresentative.

It’s truly impressive, and while we’ll have to wait for our turn behind the wheel (and in a car with rear seats) to deliver a proper verdict, we’ve learned enough to know that Porsche won’t have it all its own way in the battle for high-performance SUV supremacy.

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Rimowa x Dior Collaboration Bag Collection

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Rimowa x Dior Collaboration Bag Collection

Rimowa is collaborating with Dior and will be releasing a set of luggage and travel bags. The company Rimowa is 80% owned by LVMH (Louis Vuitton) and it’s a luggage manufacturer founded in 1898 in Germany. There will be different […]

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12 million-year-old ape fossil with straight legs could be missing link between primates and humans

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IMF cuts euro zone forecasts, as Germany slows

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Growth in the euro zone and its biggest economy, Germany, is set to slow more than expected, according to the IMF. David Pollard reports.

          

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Our lockers have been seen in the 2015 film Eddie the Eagle British athlete Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Played by Taron Egerton) travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary (Played by Hugh Jackman), a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplough driver. Impressed by Edwards' spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie's never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. The lockers are Single Door 71x12x12 Lockers in silver grey which the customer has then customised to resemble lockers used at the 88’ Calgory winter Olympics
          

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DUNDOV, Petar/MARC ROMBOY - Ex Machina EP (Systematic Germany) limited 12"

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HYDERGINE - Inductive Signal (Minimood Germany) 12"

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SUENO LATINO with MANUEL GOTTSCHING - Sueno Latino (reissue) (Dance Floor Corporation Germany) white vinyl 12"

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Andrew Maraniss’ “Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at th

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Andrew Maraniss’ “Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler’s Germany” releases Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Andrew Maraniss’ “Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler’s Germany” releases Tuesday, Nov. 5.


          

Andrew Maraniss’ “Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at th

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Andrew Maraniss’ “Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler’s Germany” releases Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Andrew Maraniss’ “Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler’s Germany” releases Tuesday, Nov. 5.


          

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Greece: Government plans to redistribute 5,000 migrants from islands to mainland Europe https://t.co/DTqG23iDCV pic.twitter.com/BcQ3nbuwMR — Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) November 6, 2019 Germany: Hundreds of far-left extremists injure 19 police officers in Berlin https://t.co/ISOwKowFkW pic.twitter.com/S2faQZURQf — Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) November 6, 2019 France: Cathedral attacked, statue of saint beheaded, treasure stolen https://t.co/ztYuIBvE28 pic.twitter.com/KmQ4GSrNMk — Voice ... Read more
          

PhD candidate - multimodal assessment of the neurophysiological signature of resilience. | Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ)

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Mainz, Germany, The research group Stroh (www.strohlab.com) at the German Resilience Center in Mainz, Germany (DRZ, www.drz-mainz.de) is looking for a PhD student in the field of multimodal assessment of the neuroph
          

bookkeeper - Windhorse Farm - New Germany, NS

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Administer estate, personal, charitable, corporate and other types of trusts, direct trust account investments, receive and record investment income and…
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refrigeration technician - South Shore HVAC Ltd. - New Germany, NS

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Install, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul entire heating, ventilation, air handling, refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
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6 November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA), the 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair opened today and runs until 8 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year’s fair welcomes 810 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions to showcase the latest design trends and eyewear products.

“As a major production centre and exporter in the global optical industry, the value of Hong Kong’s total optical exports in the first nine months of this year exceeded HK$15.3 billion, which was on a par with last year,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “An emphasis on design, technology and quality management continue to bring success to Hong Kong eyewear companies in an increasingly competitive world. The Hong Kong International Optical Fair provides an important one-stop marketing and sourcing platform for the industry.”

Mr Chau noted that the HKTDC has organised 81 buying missions from 55 countries and regions, bringing more than 5,200 buyers to the fair. Among the participating buyers, more than 80% come from emerging markets such as Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. More than 6,700 buyers have pre-registered to visit the fair.

The HKTDC has enhanced its free shuttle bus service for the fair to take event participants between the exhibition venue, major hotels and transportation hubs. HKTDC Services Counters are available in the buffer halls at Hong Kong International Airport, where buyers can find fair information and register for buyer badges in advance. Buyer Concierge Desks have also been set up to strengthen connections with exhibitors.

Innovative technologies on display

The fair includes a total of 12 group pavilions representing France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Visionaries of Style (VOS) as well as the HKOMA. It also features several group pavilions from the mainland including Yingtan in Jiangxi province, Danyang in Jiangsu province, Mayu in Zhejiang province and Chongqing. The IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment zone, which made its debut last year, will continue to be a popular draw in 2019, showcasing innovative eyewear technologies, including eyewear customisation software nuVision that allows people to “try on” a huge range of sunglasses virtually (Booth: 1E-A34).

The fair also showcases French brand McLaren’s pure titanium eyewear made using the latest 3D printing technologies (Booth: GH-B05). Local brand OSSII SOUND presents Connector smart glasses that combine eyewear with Bluetooth earphones (Booth: GH-R03). Other product zones include Frames, Lenses & Parts, Eyewear Accessories, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, Kids Eyewear & Reading Glasses, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Contact Lenses & Accessories, and Diagnostic Instruments.

Brand Name Gallery showcases latest global designs

The Brand Name Gallery features 230 renowned international brands, including new participants Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Hong Kong), Maserati (Italy) and NANOVISTA (Spain). Other renowned brands include Paul Hueman (Korea), BMW (Germany), Stepper (Germany), Etnia Barcelona (Spain) and Savile Row (UK). Highlighted products include:

  • UK brand LAURA ASHLEY’s artistic Four Seasons Series features pink lenses decorated with floral patterns in a design that’s both romantic and fashionable. (Booth: GH-J01)
  • MATSUDA is a company that anchors itself in the tradition of craftsmanship with a rich history of making eyeglasses for Japanese emperors. At the fair it showcases a new eyewear series including flip-up sunglasses crafted from titanium. Each finished creation is an object of art. (Booth: GH-F14)
  • Italian brand MOMODESIGN uses stainless steel frames in unique colours, while the arms are made with malleable acetate to make the eyewear lighter. (Booth: GH-R01)

    Several Brand Name Gallery eyewear parades are staged throughout the fair period, with models showcasing the latest collections from trendsetting eyewear brands.

    Spotlighting local creative design forces

    To promote Hong Kong’s original brand designs and help Hong Kong eyewear companies expand into the global market, the HKOMA is showcasing the latest collections from 30 local eyewear designers at the Brand Name Gallery and Hong Kong Eyewear Good Design. Participating brands include BIG HORN (Booth: GH-L04), HACHILL (Booth: GH-D10) and P+US (Booth: GH-B39).

    New exhibitor Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Booth: GH-E40) brings eyewear created specifically for Asian faces and made from natural bullhorn to showcase local craftsmanship of Hong Kong. Kevin Ching, the award-winning designer from Hong Kong brand BIG HORN, has been striving to create designs that combine innovation, creativity and fashion flair. He presents eyewear inspired by the costumes of Chinese ethnic minorities, with diamond-shaped patterns on the lenses and Swarovski fine stones along the arms.

    All the award-winning and finalist entries of the 21st Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition are on display at Hall 1D during the fair period to showcase Hong Kong’s creative prowess to international buyers. Details of the prize-winning pieces can be found at: https://bit.ly/2BYhDda

    Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium

    The 17th Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium will be held tomorrow (7 November) on the theme “Advancements in Optometric Specialties”, with Dr Tony Ko, Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, delivering the opening remarks. Experts including Prof Rob Jacobs, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland, and Dr Frederick R Edmunds, an optometrist from the United States, will explore topics including aviation optometry, sports vision, and the application of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology and optometry.

    The symposium has been certified by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) for the first time this year. Optometrists participating in the symposium can apply for COPE credits, which are approved by optometrist associations and supervisory committees from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As for local certification, the symposium continues to be certified by the Hong Kong Optometrists Board, allowing participants to apply for three or six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for half-day attendance and full-day attendance respectively.

    Other events at the fair include today’s “Quick Take: Disruption in Eyewear”, at which Albert Chan, Head of Hong Kong Office at renowned international market research institute Coresight Research, examined the latest trends in the global eyewear market and explored how start-ups can enter the market through innovative ideas.

    Held alongside the Optical Fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair runs from 7 to 9 November, featuring 1,075 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions to showcase their quality wine and spirits.

     

    The 27th HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair

    Date

    6-8 November 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)

    Venue

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Time

    6 November (Wednesday): 10am-6:30pm

    7 November (Thursday): 9:30am-6:30pm

    8 November (Friday): 9:30am-5pm

    No. of exhibitors

    810

    Product zones

    Frames, Lenses & Parts, Contact Lenses & Accessories, Diagnostic Instruments, Eyewear Accessories, Kids Eyewear, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Reading Glasses, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment

    Fair website

    hkopticalfair.hktdc.com

    Event details

    https://bit.ly/2PjpVUw

    Supporting service

    https://home-uat.hktdc.com/en/s/autumn-fairs-open

    Media enquiries
    Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

    Snowy Chan Tel: (852) 2584 4525 Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org
    Natalie Wong Tel: (852) 2584 4472 Email: natalie.hy.wong@hktdc.org

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    EURUSD Holds Below 1.1100 – Waiting for Germany to Act

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    Patent Infringements - Global Overview

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    A Guide to Patent Infringement: A Global Perspective

    Ideas and innovation are the cornerstones of any successful corporation. Given that modernisation and globalisation has had a significant impact on corporations, it is only fair that the ideas defining these businesses are given protection from being misused, manipulated or stolen. Stolen ideas is a modern-day problem playing on capitalism by generating revenue to the 'thief'. With the view of preventing this, ideas and innovations are being granted patents now.

    A patent, in simpler terms, is a right granted to an inventor over his invention by a sovereign authority providing the inventor with exclusive rights over the ownership of the process, design or invention. A patent granted to the investor is for a set period in return for disclosure of the invention. Infringing such a right gives the inventor a right to claim for remedies against the infringer. The claim includes and is not limited to injunctions, damages, account of profits, declarations and so much more depending on the jurisdiction of the disputed invention.

    Infringement of patents reign in all industries, from Apple making a claim against Samsung over an infringing patent on their smartphones and tablets to the 'Da Vin Ci Code' book to movie rights disputed.  This article aims to give a global perspective on patent infringement by analysing the different rules and regulations governing these jurisdictions and the various remedies available, respectively.

    United Kingdom (UK)

    Governing Law and Overview

    Patent infringement is a statutory tort as per the common law. In the United Kingdom, there exist well-structured legislations to govern patent rights and infringement. The Patent Act 1977 (as amended) (PA 1977) sets out the various rights and remedies governing patents in the UK. The later legislation Patent Rules passed in 2007 deals with the procedure involved in filing a patent with the UK Patent Office (known as the Intellectual Property Office), filing a patent infringement lawsuit, challenging the validity of the patent, opposing the grant of a patent and other related matters. There are Civil Procedure Rules governing patent rights in the UK as well however these CPR apply exclusively to England and Wales and not to Scotland and Northern Ireland as they have their own rules and regulations in the local courts.

    Overview

    As with all jurisdictions, in the UK a patent is perceived to be infringed when the invention is put to use by someone who is not authorised. Section 60 of Patent Act 1977 states that a person/entity is said to have infringed a patent only if the patent is granted and in force.

    Additionally, the person/entity in question should have done any of the following without the consent of the proprietor to have infringed a patent in the UK:

    • If the invention is a product: the person/entity disposes of, offers to dispose of, uses or imports the original product
    • If the invention is a process: the person/entity uses or offers the process of creation in the UK in addition to the point mentioned above

    To understand how to apply for a patent in the UK, firstly, it is essential to note that patent right is a negative right granted to the applicant, which prohibits an action relating to his invention. However, for this act, there would be no infringement if the patent is used for non-commercial, research, anti-terrorism, experimental medicines and related purposes. The reason for this was explained in the case of Corvalve Inc v Edwards Lifesciences AG [2009] EWHC 6 (Pat) where the courts held that experiments with the patent are allowed to encourage scientific research while still protecting the legitimate interest of the patentee. However, there is some debate over this subject as experimentation often leads to commercial gain (case of Monsanto v Stauffer [1985] RPC 515.)

    Procedure

    Section 1 of PA 1977 states that for a patent to be valid and granted it needs to be new, should involve an inventive step, should be capable of industrial application and is not excluded from being protected as a patent. Once the validity of the patent is granted and is deemed valid, opposing parties can apply directly to the courts to revoke the patent or declare infringement of the patent, regardless of whether the inventor of the patent or the owner is threatened with litigation.

    A patent awarded to the United Kingdom is through either the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) or the European Patent Office (EPO). Additionally, the possibility of joining either process under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) can be made through a foreign request. When issued, a patent provides an exclusive and absolute right to exploit what is protected by the patent and can provide coverage for 20 years as long as it is renewed (and the applicable fee paid) every year from the fourth anniversary of the filing date. A term of protection can be expanded by applying for a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC).

    Infringement in the UK

    It is an infringement to sell a patented process for use in the United Kingdom if the person making the offer understands, or it is apparent to a reasonable person, that using the method without the permission of the proprietor would be an infringement of the patent. Furthermore, Section 60(2) Patent Act 1977 also allows the patent proprietor to prevent an unauthorized person from supplying or offering to in the United Kingdom means relating to an essential element of the invention when they know, or a reasonable person would have known, that the element was suitable for and intended to be used in order to put the invention into effect in the United Kingdom. This is referred to as contributory infringement.

    Section 60(3) Patents Act 1977 exempts commercial staple products from this provision: -a patent proprietor can not prohibit someone from selling standard commercial objects merely because they could be used to assemble an infringing device, or even if the manufacturer knows that they are intended for that reason. For instance, according to the precedent in Menashe Business Mercantile Ltd v William Hill Organisation Ltd [2002], computer software is a patented entity although the manual to use it would not be.

    The nature of the various infringing acts in themselves is rarely ambiguous. Nonetheless, one issue that arises is whether fixing a copyrighted item can be infringed as a "making" operation. The response depends on the extent of the repair. Several factors such as the possible lifetime of different components, have to be considered. As per Schutz (UK) Ltd v Werit UK Ltd [2013], if the worn or damaged product continues to embody the entire claimed invention, excluding the component requiring replacement or repair, then it is likely that repair by replacing that component does not "make" the patented product.

    Another question arises when the product supplied is a package of parts that helps the user to assemble the component. Since the consumer has protection under Section 60(5)(a) Patents Act (discussed below), it can be argued that the selling of the package does not result in an infringing act of "making''. A similar argument occurs when the package is manufactured for sale so that there is no violation outside the jurisdiction. Nevertheless, these claims were not checked in case law. In any event, a supplier of such a kit might also be liable for contributory infringement. It is also essential to distinguish between direct and indirect patent infringement.

    Court Proceedings

    It is mainly in London that court proceedings involving UK and EP (UK) patents take place. They are heard either before the Patents Court (a High Court division) or before the Patents County Court, depending on the value and complexity of the case-more complicated cases or cases where the value of the case is more than £ 500,000 are heard before the Patents Court. The judges make their judgments; no jury exists. The procedure at the Patents Court is thorough and generally involves:

    • discovery of documents;
    • experiments (when necessary);
    • written facts and expert evidence (experts are appointed by a party, not appointed by a court); and
    • witness cross-examination at trial.

    In the United Kingdom, copyright disputes and patent validity issues were resolved in one court.  In comparison, in Germany, the two issues are addressed in separate trials (so-called 'bifurcation'). The Patents County Court provides a cheaper alternative to the Patents Court procedure. The level of complicated research information presented and the volume of cross-examination will be reviewed in the Patents County Court, providing small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals with a more open and generally cheaper process. If any party to a case at the Patents County Court thinks that the Patents Court is more suitable, a transfer request may be made.

    Damages

    In claims that proceed in the Enterprise Court of Intellectual Property, the court will make a summary assessment of the party's costs in favour of which any cost order is made. The extensive assessment is not valid. The court will not require a party to pay total costs in excess of:

    • £ 50,000 on the final determination of a negligence claim; and
    • £ 25,000 on a claim for damages or benefit account.

    The maximum amount of scale costs imposed by the court is as specified for each point of the case.

    Remedies

    Remedies for the patent proprietor, in either case, include a temporary or permanent order, products being shipped or destroyed, damages being paid, or an account of the infringer's earnings, or legal costs being incurred. UK patent judges ' decisions are also taken into account and often carry persuasive weight in circumstances where the same patent is litigated in other European countries

    European Union

    Concerning the EU, Section 60 of the PA 1977  of the infringing acts stems from the Community Patent Convention (Articles 25 and 26), revised and replaced by the Community Patent Agreement (89/695/EEC) (OJ 1989 L 401/1) (CPC). Similar provisions are introduced by other European countries. Section 60 was framed in compliance with Section 130(7) of the PA 1977 to have the same consequences in the United Kingdom as almost as possible as the relevant provisions of the CPC. Section 130(7) stems from the Community Patent Joint Declaration Agreement (OJ 1989 L 401/57) which is further implemented by the EEC member states.

    In Bristol Myers Squibb v Baker Norton Pharmaceuticals [ 1999 ] RPC 253, Jacob J held that since there was no distinction between Articles 25 and 26 of the CPC and the relevant provisions of section 60, it was easier to work based on the direct effect of the CPC provisions. Nevertheless, as section 60 has tended to focus mainly on that provision, this report is equally based on that provision as it represents the law in the UK and UK case law. Nonetheless, when interpreting the provision, the UK courts often turn to national European (mainly German) case law.

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    Venom details, Johnny English Strikes Again, a Psycho Legacy Collection update from Turbine & MUCH more

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    Psycho Complete Legacy Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

    We’ve got a bunch more new Blu-ray reviews for you to check out today, including Tim’s take on Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection from Starz and Lionsgate, Single White Female from Scream Factory, and the Zombie: Limited Edition from Blue Underground, David’s look at The Bravados from Twilight Time and The Satanic Rites of Dracula from Warner Archive, and finally Dr. Adam Jahnke’s updated look at Trick ’r Treat from Scream Factory.

    We’ve got a quick news update for you today, starting with word that Sony’s Venom – which as we’ve revealed streets on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 12/18 (with the digital release due on 12/11) – will include a Venom Mode pop-up trivia option, 3 deleted and extended scenes, 5 featurettes (From Symbiote to Screen, The Lethal Protector in Action, Venom Vision, Designing Venom, and Symbiote Secrets), 8 Pre-Vis sequences, the Sunflower music video (by Post Malone and Swae Lee), and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Audio on the 4K version at least will include Dolby Atmos, with HDR10 high dynamic range. [Read on here...]

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    Also today, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has officially set Johnny English Strikes Again for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/22, with the Digital release due on 1/8. Extras will include 7 featurettes. It appears there’s no US 4K Ultra HD release planned at this time.

    Meanwhile, Kino Lorber Studio Classics will release a trio of films starring Alec Guinness on Blu-ray and DVD soon, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), and The Man in the White Suit (1951). Street date is TBA.

    KL Studio Classics has also announced that they’re working on a Blu-ray and DVD release of John Huston’s Phobia (1980).

    Also today, Turbine Media has just announced the details on their German (but all-region) Blu-ray release of The Psycho Legacy Collection: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box set (Thanks to Bits reader Andrew D. for the heads-up). In addition to the world premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s original classic uncut on Blu-ray Disc for the first time (the difference is just a few seconds of footage), the set will include Psycho II, III, and IV, plus the remake, the Bates Motel TV movie, the feature-length documentaries The Making of Psycho, Psycho Legacy, and 78/52, and significant legacy extras (over 15 hours of material, including audio commentaries and 4x3/SD “Retro” versions) on 8 Blu-rays. The package will also include the 120-page The Psycho Files book by Tobias Hohmann (in German), A1 posters, 6 art cards, a replica of Sam Loomis’ letter from the film (in English and German), 25 sheets Bates Motel notepaper, and a Bates Motel “Do Not Disturb” door hanger. The video bonus features (and audio commentaries) are presented in the original English language with optional German subtitles. You can read the full disc-by-disc breakdown here. And you can pre-order the title here, or by clicking on the cover artwork below.

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    A couple additional notes: Mill Creek Entertainment has moved the street date for The Shield: The Complete Series on Blu-ray from 12/11 to 12/18. Adjust your plans accordingly.

    Warner Bros Home Entertainment is releasing a new “streamlined” version of their Batman: The Complete Animates Series Blu-ray packaging, sans swag. Look for it to become available as the Limited Edition runs out.

    And for those of you who have been waiting for a 6-film package to purchase the Mission: Impossible films on 4K Ultra HD, wait no longer. One streets next Tuesday (12/4) the same day as Mission: Impossible – Fallout on disc. We’ll have a review of that film on 4K soon. You can see the packaging and pre-order the set below.

    Here’s a look at the cover art for a few of the titles mentioned above (click to pre-order them on Amazon, if available)...

    Venom (4K Ultra HD) Psycho Complete Legacy Collection (Blu-ray Disc) The Lion King (4K Ultra HD)

    Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Slim pack Blu-ray Disc) Mission: Impossible - Fallout (4K Ultra HD) Mission: Impossible - 6-Film Collection (4K Ultra HD)

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    Smallfoot & Krypton: S1 announced, plus Hellboy (2004) in 4K, Bad Times at the El Royale, new Mill Creek “VHS” Blu-rays & more

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    In announcement news today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially set the CG-animated Smallfoot for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/11, with the Digital release expected on 12/4. Extras will feature sing-alongs, a featurette, music videos, and the Super Soozie mini-movie. Amazon is still taking pre-orders on a 4K Ultra HD release for this title, but one wasn’t mentioned in the press release. We’ve asked the studio to clarify and will post an update here when they do.

    Warner has also announced Krypton: The Complete First Season for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/5. Extras will include featurettes, the show’s Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. [Read on here...]

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    Best Buy just posted a listing for what looks like a 4K Ultra HD release of the original Hellboy (2004) film on 3/5/19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, no doubt timed to promote the theatrical release of the new Hellboy (2019) reboot from Lionsgate on 4/12/2019.

    20th Century Fox’s Bad Times at the El Royale has officially been set for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release on 1/1.

    Speaking of, Lionsgate will release Justin MacGregor’s Best F(r)iends: Volumes 1 and 2 on Blu-ray on 1/22.

    Film Movement will release two new titles by director Takeshi Kitano on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/27, including Outrage Code and the 3 Films by Takeshi Kitano Collection, which features Violent Cop, Boiling Point, and Hana-Bi.

    Shout! Factory and GKids will release the anime Lu Over the Wall on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/5. They also have the anime The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl due on both formats on 1/29.

    Scream Factory has set Christian Duguay’s Screamers for Blu-ray release on 1/29. They also have The Howling II due on Blu-ray on 1/15.

    Scream has also announced that they’re releasing The Mangler on Blu-ray on 12/11, mastered from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative and featuring audio commentary by co-writer Stephen David Brooks, and a new interview with actor Robert Englund.

    Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set Assassination Nation for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/18.

    Briarcliff Entertainment will release Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 documentary on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/18 as well.

    The Cinema Guild will release Jeff Malmberg’s Marwencol: Special Edition on Blu-ray on 12/18 too, featuring lost scenes, additional story sequences, deleted scenes, and more.

    Arrow Video will release Luciano Ercoli’s The Forbidden Photos of A Lady Above Suspicion (1970) on Blu-ray on 1/15. They also have Gilbert Moses’ Willie Dynamite (1974) due on 1/8.

    Here’s something interesting: Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing a series of 1980s B-movies on Blu-ray in “retro VHS-look packaging” on 1/15 (they’ve apparently been retail exclusives thus far), including Krull, Hardbodies, Last Action Hero, Silent Rage, Happy Birthday to Me, and Who’s Harry Crumb? You can see the Krull packaging above left.

    Section 23 and Maiden Japan will release the Human Crossing: Complete Collection anime on Blu-ray on 1/8.

    HBO is releasing Judd Apatow’s The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling on Blu-ray on 12/18.

    We recently reviewed Indicator’s William Castle at Columbia: Volume One Blu-ray box set here at The Bits. Fans of that will be pleased to know that the William Castle at Columbia: Volume Two box set is due on 12/14, featuring Zotz!, 12 Frightened Girls!, The Old Dark House, and Strait-Jacket. You can pre-order it on Amazon here.

    Finally today, Bits reader Andrew D asked Turbine Media Group in Germany for clarification on the differences in running time between the “unrated” version of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho that they’re including in their Psycho Legacy Collection: Limited Edition Blu-ray box set due on 1/31/19 in Germany (it’s coded for region A, B and C – click here to pre-order it from Amazon.de) and the U.S. theatrical release. Here’s their response:

    “We’re talking roughly 20 secs [longer] here. Then... from what we’re researched... there’s no US cut or German cut. Apparently Hitchcock delivered a single cut to the studio. This was submitted to the appropriate ratings boards (especially MPAA and BBFC). Then, and this is what we (strongly) assume, Universal edited the film to release it. For some reason, all or some German prints were not censored. One of these prints ended up being used for a telecine for German TV in the 90s, after which the print was sent to storage. We were able to track this down with the help of a genius at Universal (going through old delivery notes). So we regard this version as the true original version, which by today’s standards presumably would be the so called “unrated version” – with the exception that this was in fact rated (16 and above) in Germany.”

    Thanks to Andrew for sending that along. Note that this “unrated” cut will be included in the box in two versions: The original English and a German-dubbed version (with German opening and closing credits, and a replacement shot of Loomis writing a letter in German instead of English as in the English version). Again, you can pre-order the set here and you can see the opening packaging below:

    Psycho Legacy Collection: Deluxe Edition

    All right, that’s all for today. Stay tuned...!

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    War of the Worlds/It’s a Wonderful Life in 4K digital only, Hirschfeld art exhibit/sale & Nolan wins DEG Vanguard award

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    Christopher Nolan wins DEG Vanguard Award

    We’ve got a couple things for you today, starting with a new batch of Blu-ray reviews...

    First up is Tim’s take on Steve Mitchell’s King Cohen documentary from La-La Land Entertainment, along with his look at John Landis’ Schlock from Arrow Video. It continues with Jason’s take on Molly from Artsploitation Films and David’s thoughts on Welcome to the Dollhouse from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

    Now then... while we’re talking Blu-ray discs, we’re getting the first reports from Bits readers that their Revenge of the Creature/The Creature Walks Among Us replacement discs are starting to arrive from Universal, replacing the identical defective discs in their Universal Classic Monsters 30-Film Collection and Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray sets. So if you’ve requested a replacement from the studio (via the instructions we’ve posted at the end of those reviews) keep an eye on your mail, folks. [Read on here...]

    CLICK HERE to BACK THE BITS in our fight to preserve Physical Media CLICK HERE to shop through our Amazon.com links and SUPPORT THE BITS CLICK HERE to visit The Bits on Facebook CLICK HERE to visit The Bits on Twitter

    We’ve also learned from Paramount that they’ve recently released Byron Haskin’s original 1953 War of the Worlds in 4K... but only digitally (on iTunes and FandangoNOW). They haven’t released the film in Blu-ray at all, much less physical 4K... and we’ve heard a huge number of complaints about that from Bits readers. What’s more, the studio has just announced the 4K Digital only release of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life on 11/20. Both films include high dynamic range in addition to native 4K scans. The latter films makes more sense, as it’s been released many times on Blu-ray. But the lack of physical media for War of the Worlds is really irritating to many enthusiasts.

    In other news today, Star Trek fans may be interested in this: Our friend Stuart Ng is going to be holding a one night only exhibition and sale of original Al Hirschfeld artwork in Burbank, CA next Tuesday night (11/13 – from 6-9pm). The event will be held at The Animation Guild at 1105 N Hollywood Way. As many of you know, Hirschfeld was one of the 20th century’s most renown caricaturists. Included in the sale and exhibition will be 116 original drawings spanning nine decades (from 1931 to 2002). Proceeds from the sale of this artwork benefit the non-profit Al Hirschfeld Foundation and its mission to promote interest in the visual and dramatic arts. The reason I mentioned Star Trek? Two of the drawings will be Hirschfeld caricatures of the casts of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager (see below)...

    Al Hirschfeld Deep Space Nine cast drawing

    Al Hirschfeld Deep Space Nine cast drawing

    They could be yours! It promises to be a fun time regardless, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested. More details are available here at StuartNgBooks.com.

    In Blu-ray news, Turbine Media Group and Universal in Germany are releasing a new Psycho Legacy Collection: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray set that will include the European uncut version of the Hitchcock original film. The 10-disc set is expected on January 21, 2019 and you can pre-order it here from Amazon.de. No word yet if the Blu-rays will be region free however. Thanks to Bits reader Peter H. for the heads-up...

    Psycho Legacy Collection: Deluxe Edition

    Finally today, filmmaker Christopher Nolan was presented with the DEG Vanguard Award at the 4K UHD Summit in LA on Tuesday evening, in recognition of “Nolan’s place at the forefront of filmmakers using groundbreaking technology to deliver increased scale and resolution, enhanced color and immersive audio to film audiences both in cinemas and in the home theater environment.” Here’s a picture of Nolan accepting the honor from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment president Ron Sanders....

    Director Christopher Nolan (left) and WBHE President Ron Sanders (right)

    Said Nolan in praise of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray: “It’s fantastic for the filmmaker to have a physical media that eliminates the variabilities, the compression and so forth. That’s the gold standard that streaming is going to have to reach.”

    Thanks to Ron Sanders, Amy Jo Smith (of the DEG), and our friend Rick Rhodes (of High Roads PR) for the details. I was sadly unable to attend the event due to unforeseen circumstances, but I hope to see these conferences continue.

    It was also revealed by the Consumer Technology Association at the event that nearly a third of US households now own a 4K/UHD TV. Also, 4K/UHD Blu-ray player demand also continues to grow and will account for nearly all Blu-ray players in the market by 2021. Some 424 titles are now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, according to NPD, with 576 titles available for digital purchase in 4K.

    On a personal note, however, I can tell you that the disparity between the availability of physical 4K titles vs. digital only titles is a constant source of frustration among many 4K enthusiasts, and something I hope the studios take into account. But so blow the winds of the future.

    All right, that’s enough for now. More tomorrow. Stay tuned...

    - Bill Hunt

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    RFQ: NALLA/ALLA requirement to start a 1 GB leased Ethernet commercial lease between Powidz, Poland and Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany.

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    RFQ: NALLA/ALLA requirement to start a 1 GB leased Ethernet commercial lease between Poznan, Poland and Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden, Germany.

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    German Economic Advisers Say 'Deep Recession Unlikely'

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    The German government's independent economic advisers slashed the growth forecast for the biggest euro area economy, but said a severe recession is unlikely.

    "The upswing has come to an end, but a widespread and deep recession is still unlikely," the German Council of Economic Experts said in its Annual Report 2019/20.

    "The weak economic momentum is expected to persist into next year at least."

    Advisers cut Germany's economic growth forecast for this year to 0.5 percent from 0.8 percent seen in March. The projection for next year was lowered to 0.9 percent from 1.7 percent.

    The German economy is set to expand a calendar adjusted 0.5 percent in both years, the report showed.

    Monetary policy is very expansionary already and it would have been better if the ECB did not restart its asset repurchases, the report said. The latest stimulus from ECB could entail considerable risks to financial stability, advisers said.

    In Germany, fiscal policy is also expansionary and hence, advisers saw no need for an extra economic stimulus package.

    "It is instead a matter of allowing the automatic stabilizers to take effect," the report said.

    "The debt brake does not rule out new borrowing for this purpose and leaves scope for increasing public investment."

    The uncertainty surrounding the UK's exit from EU has exerted a negative impact on Germany and no-deal Brexit would have even more severe consequences, the report said.

    "It would therefore still be preferable for the negotiating partners to find a way of preventing Brexit or, if that is not possible, reaching as broad an agreement as possible on the subsequent trading relationship," the report added.


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    Eurozone Retail Sales Rise For Second Month

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    Eurozone retail sales increased for the second straight month in September, suggesting that household spending has contributed positively to economic growth in the third quarter.

    Elsewhere, survey results from IHS Markit showed that the euro area private sector expanded slightly more than initially estimated in October, but remained close to stagnation.

    Retail turnover gained 0.1 percent month-on-month in September after rising by an upwardly revised 0.6 percent in August, Eurostat reported Wednesday.

    Economists had forecast sales to remain flat following August's initially estimated 0.3 percent rise.

    Food, drink and tobacco sales decreased 0.4 percent, while non-food product sales edged up 0.1 percent.

    On a yearly basis, retail sales growth accelerated to 3.1 percent in September from 2.7 percent in the previous month. Sales were expected to grow 2.4 percent.

    The IHS Markit survey showed that the euro area private sector growth in October was amongst the weakest seen in the past six-and-a-half years. There were also divergence between the manufacturing and service sectors.

    The final composite output index rose to 50.6 in October from 50.1 in September. The score was above the flash estimate of 50.2.

    The services Purchasing Managers' Index improved to 52.2 from 51.6 a month ago and exceeded the flash 51.8.

    While the October PMI is consistent with quarterly GDP rising by 0.1 percent, the forward looking data points to a possible decline in economic output in the fourth quarter, Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, said.

    Germany remained the only country inside the contraction territory in October. The downturn in output remained centered on the manufacturing sector. The final composite output index came in at 48.9 versus 48.5 in September and the flash 48.6.

    Meanwhile, France was the top-performing nation in October as manufacturers posted a return to growth in production and service providers reported faster rise in output.

    September's Eurozone retail sales data suggest household consumption made a positive contribution to GDP growth in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the upward revision to October's composite PMI still leaves it pointing to slower GDP growth at the start of the fourth quarter.

    According to the official estimate, the euro area expanded at a steady pace of 0.2 percent in the third quarter.

    The International Monetary Fund forecast the single currency bloc to grow 1.2 percent this year before rebounding to 1.4 percent next year.


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    German Factory Orders Rebound In September

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    Germany's factory orders growth exceeded expectations in September, driven by both domestic and foreign demand, data from Destatis revealed Wednesday.

    However, a closely-watched private survey showed that Germany's private sector contracted in October due to the weakness in manufacturing.

    Factory orders grew 1.3 percent month-on-month in September, reversing a 0.4 percent fall in August and faster than the expected rise of 0.5 percent.

    Domestic orders increased 1.6 percent and foreign demand advanced 1.1 percent. New orders from the euro area were down 1.8 percent, while that from other countries increased 3 percent.

    On a yearly basis, new orders declined 5.4 percent in September, which was slower than the 6.5 percent fall seen a month ago. Economists had forecast a 6.3 percent decline.

    Further, turnover in manufacturing decreased 1.4 percent month-on-month, in contrast to an increase of 1.3 percent in August.

    In the euro area, Germany remained the only country inside the contraction territory in October, according to the final Purchasing Managers' survey published by IHS Markit.

    The final composite output index edged up to 48.9 from 48.5 in September, and was higher than the flash 48.6. A score below 50 indicates expansion. The downturn in output remained centered on the manufacturing sector.

    Although the services PMI rose to 51.6 from 51.4 in September, the latest pace of growth was the weakest since the current upturn began in 2013.

    Demand for goods and services continued to decline in October, with inflows of new business falling for the fifth time in the past six months. New export business remained particularly weak.

    For the coming months, production is expected to stabilize at a low level at best, so that real GDP will probably only stagnate in the fourth quarter after the expected slight decline in the third quarter, Ralph Solveen, a Commerzbank analyst, said.

    In its October monthly report, the Bundesbank said the biggest euro area economy might have entered a technical recession in the third quarter. However, a deep recession is not expected.

    The government forecast 0.5 percent expansion for 2019 and 1 percent growth for next year. The International Monetary Fund also forecast the German economy to grow only 0.5 percent this year.


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    Anti-Semitic Attack on Student in Southwestern Germany

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    The attacker, a gymnast in the town of Freiburg, took the student’s kipa from his head and threw it in the trash.
              

    Hanse 576: Meet the New Uber Yacht from Germany

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    Standing on the floating docks at October’s Annapolis Sailboat show next to the new Hanse 675 is a humbling experience. I had seen the top of […]

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    London Stock Exchange considers shorter trading day

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    90 minutes could be taken off to improve workers’ health and increase diversity

    The London Stock Exchange is to consider lopping 90 minutes of the trading day in a bid to improve mental health and attract more women and working parents to a high-pressure environment known for gruelling hours.

    The LSE made the announcement after City lobby groups sent a letter to nine exchanges, including Germany’s Deutsche Boerse and the Amsterdam-headquartered Euronext, urging them to adopt the proposal.

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    Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

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    Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding of the evolutionary origins of a fundamental human trait - walking upright on two legs.

              

    Mike Pompeo carries divisive US messages to Germany

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    US top diplomat Pompeo is in Germany to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall. He knows the country well, as he was stationed here during the Cold War. But how much longer will the US keep troops stationed in Germany?
              

    Germany's Kramp-Karrenbauer wants Merkel to stay until 2021

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    There is no reason for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to leave office before her planned departure in 2021, her protegee and would-be successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said as they both face criticism from fellow Christian Democrats.

              

    In Photos: Germany Prepares to Mark 30 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall

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    As the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches on 9 November, photographer Andy Hall visits the once-divided capital. Visitors mingle at Checkpoint Charlie, the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the cold war Since the wall came down the area around Checkpoint Charlie has become a major […]
              

    Tomtop WW, 73% OFF for Anet A8 Plus Upgraded High-precision DIY 3D Printer

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    73% OFF for Anet A8 Plus Upgraded High-precision DIY 3D Printer от Tomtop WW


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    Tomtop WW, 67% OFF for CREALITY CR-10S Pro Upgraded Auto Leveling 3D Printer DIY Self-assembly Kit

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    Tomtop WW, 64% OFF for FIIDO D2S 16 Inch Variable Speed Folding Power Assist Electric Bicycle

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    Cafago WW, 74% OFF for Anet A8 Plus Upgraded High-precision DIY 3D Printer

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    Cafago WW, 75% OFF for CREALITY CR-10S Pro Upgraded Auto Leveling 3D Printer DIY Self-assembly Kit

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    SAP SF Consultant - Employee Central - UK Home / Field

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    Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 Base Salary + Benefits. Location: . Excellent opportunity for a SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Consultant to join one of the leading SAP authorities delivering solutions to more than 6,000 customers worldwide. Permanent - Full Time. SAP SF Consultant - Employee Central £55,000 - £85,000 Base Salary + Benefits UK Home-Based Plus Client Site UK Wide Permanent - Full Time. About Us We are one of the leading international IT full-service providers in the SAP environment, with employees in 25 countries. Our market-leading SAP competence was built through many years of developing highly innovative solutions and services, and enhanced through our strong international presence. Since 2008 we have belonged to the NTT DATA corporate group, one of the largest telecommunications firms and IT service providers in the world. This cooperation allows our customers to take advantage of the best available support with their expansion plans, and provides our employees with a world leading network of specialists. Company facts: + Established in 1989. + More than 8,400 employees. + Specialist for innovative SAP technologies, like S/4HANA, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Business Analytics, User Experience (UX) as well as the Internet of Things. + Globally SAP Certified in Hosting, AMS, HANA Operations and Cloud Services. + More than 6,000 customers worldwide. + Headquarters in Bielefeld (Germany). + Located in 25 countries. The SAP SF Consultant - Employee Central Role: + Reporting to the HCM Practice Manager, the successful candidate will support the development of our Successfactors Consulting practice, be responsible for the delivery of Employee Central projects and be one of the key "go-to" people for any Employee Central opportunities. You will support the HCM delivery team to embrace an expanding HCM practice alongside SAP's growing portfolio of products in the SAP HCM arena that mirror the go-to-market messages of SAP + Support the growth and capability of the Successfactors team + Be acknowledged as a subject matter expert with regard to Successfactors Employee Central including; scoping, solution design, configuration, installation, integration and support + Work closely with Technical Architects and Product Owners to translate business needs into effective solutions and processes. Support business development activities, working with our sales teams in proposal generation, shaping solution plan and delivery approach + Train / Coach / Mentor team members + Conduct requirement workshops with clients to gather, define and document the business process for their Successfactors / Employee Central implementations + Capability to understand customer/sector challenges, propose SAP / Successfactors solutions to solve them and devise delivery models to achieve desired results + Configure the system to meet the customer's requirements + Recognise potential for repeat and extended business with respect to end-to-end service offered by our team, and provide comprehensive input. Support the growth of our business by being alert to the customer opportunities that present themselves + Engage in self-directed and other learning to keep pace with new technologies and developments to ensure we remain at the forefront of the market within which we operate. Share, use and communicate expert knowledge in order to develop others and make business processes more effective both internally and externally. About You: + As assigned, ensure delivery of Successfactors projects in line with or exceeding client and organisational expectations + Has at least 8 years of professional IT / Technology experience, with line-management of small, heterogeneous, operative teams. + Demonstrable expertise and experience in Employee Central and SAP Payroll / EC Payroll and good understanding of some of the other SuccessFactors modules + Certified in Employee Central (up to date on deltas) and ideally other SuccessFactors modules too + Demonstrable expertise and experience in SAP HCM product suite. Ability to conduct full life-cycle work: requirements analysis, process design, blueprint documentation, specification of required developments, gap analysis, configuration, testing & production support + Self-motivated individual who is passionate about HCM, technology, working with customers, and obtaining customer success + Technical knowledge about HCM and integrating with other relevant systems and touch points. Willingness to cross-skill in SuccessFactors modules if need be + Proven and demonstrable track record of successfully delivering customer projects and providing solutions for the resolution of complex issues. Acts to protect our reputation as one of the leading companies in the market and works to increase market position and financial growth. + Always meets deadlines and understands consequences and impact on the business of not doing so + Demonstrates strong analytical, problem-solving and customer facing skills. Should be a team player and demonstrate willingness to train and collaborate wherever needed + Recognises business risks in detail and complexity. Clarifies and escalates as required + Is able to translate key complex technical issues into common business language + Is able to operate in a matrix management environment Career opportunities exist along multiple route maps from people and leadership, products and expertise and project management. Which route you take is up to you and we are on hand to provide guidance and support. Join us to start the journey that is your career path. Become part of a Global Company with a history of success and ambitious plans for the future. Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.
              

    Technical Design Architect - Digital Transformation

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    Salary: Up to £60,000 + Car Allowance & Benefits Package. Location: . Due to growth, we are now recruiting for a Technical Design Architect to join our team based in St Ives. Reporting to the TDA Team Leader, you'll be responsible for taking customer requirements and architecting solutions that integrate with our existing estates and support capabilities, which can range from a solution of full outsource and replacement to discreet services being provided via our cloud offerings. Technical Design Architect - Digital Transformation Up to £60,000 + Car Allowance & Benefits Package | St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 We are a rapidly growing technology company that supports corporate and public sector clients with world-class IT services, solutions and products. Our thinking is award-winning. We pride ourselves on having a different view and a better answer. We carry the highest accreditations from technology and software leaders. And our data centre is second to none, holding Government Official Status. Our headquarters are based in Munich and we employ over 3,000 employees worldwide with offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, The UK and The U.S.A. Our Managed Services team are based from our offices in St Ives and our data centre facilities in Huntingdon and Northampton and provides a focused range of hosted and cloud services through our extensive portfolio, specifically designed to help customers align their IT functions to their core business requirements. Where a solution is required which is not a current or core competency you will architect a solution capable of deployment, support and on-going maintenance by liaising with existing teams to ensure the design is understood, supportable and the teams are capable of providing the service to customers on an on-going basis. Our pre-sales team often liaise with customers to create designs, it will be your responsibility to sign-off on these documents, using your understanding of our capabilities and if necessary re-architecting the solution to ensure it aligns with the latest product catalogue. Technical Design Architect Key Responsibilities: + Design Authority for IT Infrastructure on major projects + Analyse customer requirements and determine the most cost effective and resource efficient solutions + Document the design and prepare proposal material including a solution description, bill-of-materials and resource estimates required to successfully deliver the solution + Present solution proposals to potential customers and talk knowledgably about industry best practices for data centre design and operation + Design and document all aspects of detailed infrastructure solutions including servers, storage, Virtualisation, networking + Improve the knowledge, of proposed designs, within the relevant support teams + Ensure that technical knowledge and documentation is shared amongst the operational teams + Share information on new products and capabilities in order to improve IT strategy across the business. Technical Design Architect Skills and Experience: + Proven experience of working within an architect role within projects, providing solution design, project support and delivery of project architecture is essential + Previous work experience with a demanding MSP + Ability to work under pressure and within demanding timescales. + Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other technical disciplines + Knowledge of architecture frameworks, patterns, techniques and methods + Experience in designing and /or implementing the following technologies: + + VMware vSphere + + MS Windows Server + + Storage infrastructure + + Networking and Security + Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the ability to articulate an opinion effectively + Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work cross functionally and interact confidently with multiple stakeholders (both internal and external) + Natural flair for delivering high levels of customer service + Analytical / problem solving skills + Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and work to tight deadlines + Team player – understands the importance of collaborative working. Qualifications/Certifications: + Degree level qualification. + Knowledge of systems modelling methodology, e.g. UML/TOGAF etc. + ITIL/Prince foundation level knowledge. Location: Based from our offices in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Hours: Monday to Friday / 08.30 to 17.00 (40 hours per week). Salary: Up to £60,000 + car allowance (based on skills and experience). Start Date: ASAP Benefits & Perks: Includes: 23 days annual leave, life assurance, healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme, on-line discounts & savings platform, free parking, spot bonus scheme, recruitment bounty scheme, dress down Friday, free fruit, Fundraising, Sports & Social club. Additional Information: + Must have the right to live and work in the UK + Must have driving license and access to own transport due to location and customer site + Full training and support will be given Join us at the forefront. Put your talent to the test. Make leaps in your field. We are a creative, collaborative place, delivering transformative results with remarkable technology for remarkable clients daily. Working here is challenging, rewarding and exciting. We welcome adaptable, enterprising professionals and invest heavily in their development. Your Background / Previous Roles May Include: Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Cloud Solutions Architect, IT Infrastructure Architect, Cloud Architect. Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.
              

    Junior Legal Counsel / Solicitor - Commercial Contracts

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    Salary: Up to £40,000 DOE + Company Benefits Package. Location: . We are now recruiting for a highly motivated and professional Junior Level Solicitor / Legal Executive to join our busy and well established in-house legal team to review and provide advice in respect of commercial contracts. You will be seen as the first point of contact for the team and will be expected to deal, field and/or escalate enquiries as appropriate. Junior In-House Legal Counsel / Solicitor / Legal Executive NQ+ - Commercial Contracts Wisborough Green, Billingshurst RH14 (Guildford 30 minutes, Horsham 20 minutes) | Up to £40,000 DOE + Company Benefits Package As a Digital Transformation Partner, we accompany companies into the digital future. Our range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Our Customers benefit from our extensive expertise and our innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation. Our headquarters are based in Munich and we employ over 3,000 employees worldwide and have offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the UK and the U.S.A. The Junior Legal Counsel Role: Reporting to the General Counsel, this is an interesting role which will require a “hands-on” and flexible approach. You will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to build excellent working relationships across the wider business as well as working with external institutions and customers. In order to develop yourself and others, you will be helpful and prepared to assist your team members as and when required. 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    Enschede lawyer seriously hurt in drive-by shooting

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    A lawyer from Enschede was injured in a shooting in Gronau, just across the border in Germany near the Twente village of Glane, on Wednesday morning. He was walking in the street when he was shot at from a moving car. The lawyer was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, AD reports.

    The police assume this was a targeted action against the lawyer. "There must be a relationship between perpetrator and victim", a police spokesperson said to AD. The man was conscious and able to communicate with first responders, the spokesperson said.


              

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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first ‘jatha’ (group of devotees) visiting Kartarpur Sahib from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur after inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday. There would be a total of 550 devotees in the first ‘jatha’ visiting Kartarpur Sahib in which former Prime Minister Manmohan will …

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    Chandigarh: Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow MPs to use MPLAD funds to curb the practice of stubble burning by funding stubble cleaning and super seeder machines to farmers of their constituencies. In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Union Minister stated that …

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    Mobility Atlas: ‘It is not about completely abolishing the car’

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    Europe's railways stretch over 217,000 km and its motorways total about 77,000, while 329 major harbours and just as many airports are in operation. How can such a vast infrastructure network be turned into a transport system that will make mobility completely climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest? EURACTIV Germany reports.
              

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    Dresden, famous pioneer city of photography. And nearby: Hellerau, Germany’s first garden city. The Festspielhaus Hellerau has been perched on Dresden’s “Green Hill” for over 100 years. Since 2015, it has been hosting the PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Award. Here, photographers from all over the world apply, translating the themes of our time into portraits. [&hellip

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    "Dresden utlyser "nazistnödläge" Max Aschenbach, från vänsterpartiet Die Partei, menar att nödläget krävs för att lokala politiker tydligare ska markera mot nationalism. – Detta var ett försök att ändra på det. Jag ville också veta vilken typ av människor jag sitter med i Dresden, säger han till BBC. Resolutionen godtogs med 39 röster mot 29. Aschenbach menar att staden därmed har erkänt Dresden som en fri, liberal, demokrati som skyddar så kallade minoriteter och resolut bekämpar nazister." https://www.friatider.se/dresden-utlyser-nazistn-dl-ge https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50266955 "The state of Saxony has also long been a stronghold of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) and later the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. In state elections in September, support for the AfD surged, up 17.8% from 2014 to finish on 27.5%."
              

    Break The Roots

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    Break The Roots

    Almost every Internet article, school course, or piece of friendly advice says to break the roots of a plant when you plant it. But is that really the right thing to do?

    Years ago, I did my horticulture apprenticeship here in Ottawa and got the same spiel: always break apart the roots when planting. But the more I think of it, the more I don't quite understand the whole concept.

    First of all, roots are how plants feed. They absorb water and nutrients through the roots. The parts that pull up that water are the most fragile hairy feeder roots than can die incredibly quickly, even when just exposed to enough sun for a few minutes to dry out their surface. Get some clunky gardening gloves on there shifting stuff around and many of those fragile feeder roots are damaged or destroyed and need to re-grow. Growing roots takes time, just like it takes time for a scratch on your arm takes to heal. And we're told to do that when we take a plant and move it from one location to another when it's already stressed and needs to adapt to it's new home? Questions abound.

    So I think back to where I learned most of what I know about plants: my dad. He did his apprenticeship back in Germany and Sweden. I can't recall one time when he ever broke apart plant roots when planting. Nor can I ever remember him telling me to break apart or loosen the roots. In fact, he always said don't disturb the roots. He always said, if you even take the burlap off the root ball of a tree, that's a sure way to kill it. Most of the time, he was right. When we get people who come to us a few days after planting a trees saying it's dead, most of them removed the burlap contrary to the planting instructions we give with every tree we sell.

    Then came some even more evidence in the greenhouse. When I was young, all the flowers were seeded in "open" trays without any division between the plants. It was an art to seed just perfectly to keep those seeds adequately spaced. The plants were then gently pulled apart, disturbing the roots, then planted again into an open tray with more space. When planted in the garden, again plants separated and roots pulled apart. All those marigolds we transplanted during March Break by hand were ready to go the middle of May - eight weeks from transplant to recovery and then growing on. May plantings took a few weeks to establish and the garden was ready by mid-June.

    Enter the "plug tray" where every seed gets it's own individual cell, every plant it's own private paradise, and every plant can be moved without ever disturbing the roots. Plants get put into "cell packs" where, again, every plant has it's own private space without any roots ever being disturbed. The result? Transplant a plug gently without ever disturbing the roots and it's recovered, growing, and ready in just four weeks. Four weeks. Sometimes less. Put that into the garden without disturbing the roots and you can see it growing by the end of May. That's less than half the time to recover from transplanting. I'm starting to see a trend here.

    When tree and shrub production was in it's infancy, plastic pots weren't readily available, instead they were fibre based and wouldn't last more than a season. Shrubs were grown in the field so everything was dug, potted, and then planted the same year. Roots were disturbed and cut when digging, though in the nursery minimizing that was always a priority - rather contradictory to common teaching. Failure rates on re-planting in the garden were a good 10-20% simply because the plant couldn't absorb enough moisture with it's damaged roots to survive. With the advent of plastic pots, "container grown" became the norm where plants spend at least one full year in the pot, sometimes their entire life. No breaking the roots. No disturbing the roots. Survival rates? 96-98% on average. And I would wager a good portion of those 2-4% are from roots being broken apart when planting.

    Now the theory behind disturbing the roots is to make sure they're not one solid mass and don't spiral around in the pot enough to choke itself. OK, I get that. Good theory. Practical? I'm not sure. Plants are more resilient than that. The majority of time, I see roots naturally spread and fan out when a plant gets transplanted and I see it happen faster when they aren't disturbed. From plug to pot, I see new roots grow 2"-3" in a week after planting. On the flip side, I see plant deaths or excess stress weekly from roots being disturbed but I can't even remember the last time I've seen a plant actually girdle itself to death from it's own roots.

    So I'm going to go out on a limb and break every school teaching, every bit of Internet advice, and all those theories that abound in North American and tell everybody one thing: Don't touch the roots. Pop the plant out of it's pot as gently as you can by flipping it upside down, put it in it's new home as fast as you can, put new media around the roots without disturbing them, and water right away. Your plants will be happy. They will survive.

    Literally millions of plants have passed through these hands in my life, and in my dad's life, and in the whole horticultural industry following that process. It's what we the producers do to bring all those plants to your garden. We can't all be wrong.


              

    Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

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    German teenager chosen to open Christmas market object of slurs

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    Suspected fake doctor arrested after four deaths in Germany

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    8 Things You Should Know About German Wine

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    There’s no doubt that Germany has become synonymous with the greatest Riesling in the world, especially from the vineyards along the banks of the country’s notoriously winding and steep Mosel River Valley. But the country is no one-hit wonder, and the grapes that have been in Riesling’s giant shadow — including those from the country’s other 12 winemaking regions — are finally starting to get their due.

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    German foreign minister casts doubt on Huawei’s participation in country’s 5G development

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    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday cast doubt on whether Chinese telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies could participate in the development and construction of the country’s fifth-generation data network (5G).Maas told reporters in Berlin that Huawei was a company dependent on the Chinese state due to its national security laws, which meant Huawei was obliged to pass on information to the government there.Germany therefore wants to add a test of trustworthiness to the 5G…
              

    12 million-year-old ape fossil with straight legs could be missing link between primates and humans

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    Breast cancer patients who exercise more 'HALVE their risk of dying'

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    Vintage alarm clock Kienzle wind up desk clock German working table clock Gift for father grandfather by VintageCorner42

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    -This is a vintage German Kienzle alarm clock probably from 1970's or 1960's.It is written ''Kienzle '' and ''Made in Germany'' on the face.The wind up clock and the alarm function are in good working order.Winding tools and setting knobs exist and work.The hands , feet , winding tools and knobs are brass.There is a small alarm setting dial on the clock face.
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    Vintage wool felt police hat German Hamburg police officer cap Policeman visor hat Cold war era by VintageCorner42

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    Wacky But True: Cereal Edition

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    A woman in Germany totaled her car when she tried to eat a bowl of cereal while driving. She hit a parked car and a lamppost when she tried to pour milk over the cereal.
              

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    Monthly gleanings for October 2019

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    Parting formulas I received a question about the origin of French adieu and its close analogs in the other Romance languages. This question is easy to answer. The word goes back to the phrase à Dieu “to God,” which is the beginning of the longer locution à Dieu commande, that is, “I commend (you) to God” or, if we remain with French, “je recommande à Dieu.” The European parting formulas are of rather few types. They may be like Engl. fare well (as in Byron’s 1816 poem: “Fare thee well, and if for ever, still for ever, fare thee well”). Latin vale, the imperative of the verb valēre “to be strong or well,” carries the same message. The practice of commending, that is, recommending one to God (à Dieu = ad deum) goes back to Christianity. French adieu enjoyed some popularity even outside France. Thus, it (or its northern variant adé) migrated to Germany. In rapid speech, its possibly Wallonian variant adjuus (sounding close to Spanish adiós) yielded the almost unrecognizable word tschüs. German Gott befohlen carries the same message as adieu. God may also be invoked elsewhere. Thus, Russian spasibo (stress on the second syllable) “thank you” goes back to spasi Bog ‘God save you’. Other than that, consider Engl. see you soon and goodbye. See you soon is reminiscent of German auf Wiedersehen, a possible calque of French au revoir “until we see each other again.” Goodbye is an alteration of the phrase God be (by) you. Good has been substituted for God in it. Good day, good evening, and so forth have the same origin. Since a simple question from our correspondent has resulted in a full-fledged digression, I may mention the well-known fact that the origin of the English formula so long, unlike the origin of all the previous ones, is enigmatic. The phrase surfaced in print only in the middle of the nineteenth century and is, most likely, an Americanism. Its foreign origin is nearly certain, and several lending languages, from Hebrew (via Yiddish) to Irish, have been. . .

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    The Regiment

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    An Abridged History

    The life of our Regiment began in Flanders. At many times in the last three hundred years the towns and villages of the Low Countries have been familiar to men of the Ist Guards. They fought in 1658, and again in 1940, against great odds, on the road between Furnes and Dunkirk. Under the great Duke of Marlborough they bore their part in the victories of Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. At Waterloo in 1815 they won their name, a name to which great honour was added a century later in the mud and suffering of the Western Front. In 1944 they entered Brussels at the head of a victorious British Army. They have returned gloriously many times to Flanders, and in Flanders they were first formed.

    In 1656 King Charles II was in exile, and England lay under the military dictatorship of Cromwell, the Lord Protector. In May of that year the King formed his Royal Regiment of Guards at Bruges, under the Colonelcy of Lord Wentworth. The Regiment was first recruited from the loyal men who had followed their King into exile rather than live under tyranny, and their reward came in 1660 when the King was restored to his throne. After the Restoration, a second Royal Regiment of Guards was formed in England under the Colonelcy of Colonel John Russell. In 1665, following Lord Wentworth's death, both Regiments were incorporated into a single Regiment with twenty-four Companies, whose royal badges or devices, given by King Charles II, are still emblazoned on its Colours.

    The Regiment, later termed "The First Regiment of Foot Guards", and now called "The First or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards", has fought in almost every major campaign of the British Army from that time until our own. Under the last two Stuart Kings it fought against the Moors at Tangiers, and in America, and even took part as Marines in the naval wars against the Dutch.

    In the Wars of the Spanish Succession, the 1st Guards served under a commander who had joined the King's Company of the Regiment as an Ensign in 1667. His name was John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough who was Colonel of the Regiment and who, with his brilliant victories of Blenheim (1704), Ramillies (1706), Oudenarde (1708) and Malplaquet (1709), established his reputation as one of the greatest soldiers of all time. The 1st Guards took part in his famous march from the Low Countries to the Danube in 1704, and when the British stormed the fortified heights of the Schellenberg before Blenheim, the Regiment led the assault.

    In the long series of wars against France - then the chief military power of Europe - that covered fifty-six of the 126 years between 1689 and 1815, the 1st Guards played their part. They fought at Dettingen and Fontenoy, where the superb steadiness of their advance under a murderous cannonade won the admiration of both armies. Rigid attention to detail, flawless perfection of uniform and equipment and a discipline of steel were the hard school in which the tempered metal of the Regiment was made for the service of the State. Yet running through that tradition of discipline, of harsh punishments, of undeviating rule, ran a vein of poetry, of humour, of loyalty to comrade, of sense of belonging to something greater than any individual, something undying and profound. And the letters and diaries of men of the Regiment of those days bear witness to it.

    During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the 1st Guards, crossing to Holland in 1793, were among the first British troops to land in Europe. Driven from the Continent two years later, they returned in 1799 when another British Army attempted, though in vain, to liberate Holland. In the autumn and winter of 1808 they took part in Sir John Moore's classic march and counter-march against Napoleon in Northern Spain and, when under the terrible hardships encountered on the retreat across the wild Galician mountains the tattered, footsore troops, tested almost beyond endurance, showed signs of collapse, the 1st Foot Guards, with their splendid marching discipline, lost fewer men by sickness and desertion than any other unit in the Army. Subsequently they took part in the battle of Corunna and when Sir John Moore fell mortally wounded in the hour of victory it was men of the 1st Foot Guards who bore him, dying, from the field. Next year, they fought again in Spain under one of the great Captains of history, an officer also destined to become Colonel of the Regiment, Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington. Under Wellesley, they took part in the desperate engagements of the Peninsular War.

    When, after the victorious peace that followed, Napoleon escaped from Elba and re-entered Paris, the Regiment returned to the Low Countries. In the middle of June 1815 the Emperor struck at the British and Prussian forces north of the Meuse, seeking to separate them and destroy them severally. After a fierce encounter at Quatre Bras on June 16th, 1815, in which the 3rd Battalion suffered heavy casualties, Wellington's Army withdrew to Waterloo, and on Sunday June 18th, was fought the battle in which the Regiment gained its present title and undying fame. During the morning the light companies of the Guards defended the farm of Hougoumont, the light companies of the 1st Guards being withdrawn later to join their battalions - the 2nd and 3rd Battalions. At evening these two battalions, together forming the 1st Brigade, were in position behind the ridge which gave shelter to the Army. At this point Napoleon directed his final assault with fresh troops - the Imperial Guard, which had hitherto been maintained in reserve. That assault was utterly defeated, and, in honour of their defeat of the Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard, the 1st Guards were made a Regiment of Grenadiers and given the title of "First or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards" which they bear to this day.

    During the Crimean War, the 3rd Battalion formed part of Lord Raglan's Army, which stormed the heights above the River Alma and besieged the Russian fortress of Sebastopol. During the early part of that grim siege was fought, in November 1854, the battle of Inkerman. The defence of the Sandbag Battery in the fog against overwhelming odds is one of the epics of British military history. On that day the Brigade of Guards, of which the 3rd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards formed part, lost half its officers and men, but not a single prisoner or an inch of ground.

    The Grenadier Guards fought at Tel-el-Kebir and in the Boer War, proving the worth of discipline and esprit de corps in the era of khaki, machine guns and open order as they had done under the old dispensation of muskets and scarlet and gold. In the first Great War of 1914-18, they fought in nearly all the principle battles of the Western front. At First Ypres all but 4 officers and 200 men of the 1st Battalion and 4 officers and 140 men of the 2nd fell in action.

    During this war a 4th Battalion was formed for the first time and covered itself with glory in the critical fighting in the spring of 1918. The Marne, the Aisne, Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Cambrai, Arras, Hazebrouck and the Hindenburgh Line are inscribed on the Colours of the Regiment, commemorating its part in the bloodiest war of our history. Before the final victory was won and the German Imperial Army was broken by Britain's new Armies, 12,000 casualties had been suffered by the Regiment.

    In 1939 the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions again returned to the Continent, forming part of the British Expeditionary Force under Lord Gort, himself a Grenadier. During the retreat of 1940, the traditional discipline of the Regiment stood the test as it had done at First Ypres, Corunna and Waterloo. Two of its Battalions fought in the Division then commanded by Major General, later Field Marshal, Montgomery and another in that commanded by Major General, later Field Marshal, Alexander. At Dunkirk, which the Regiment had garrisoned under Charles II, it took part in the defences of the perimeter, under cover of which the embarkation of the Army was made. In the course of that year the 4th Battalion was re-formed, and in 1941 two further Battalions, the 5th and 6th, were raised.

    The Regiment was represented in the Eighth Army's famous advance to Tunisia, taking part in the battle of Mareth, where the 6th Battalion, the first to meet the enemy after the evacuation of Dunkirk, suffered heavy casualties but won the respect of friend and foe alike. The 3rd and 5th Battalions shared in the invasion of North Africa; all three Battalions were engaged in the invasion of Italy and the Italian campaign, the 5th Battalion forming part of the force that landed at Anzio.

    Meanwhile, in England, the 2nd and 4th Battalions had been converted to armour, and the 2nd Battalion, with the 1st Battalion, which had become a Motor Battalion, served in the Guards Armoured Division under the command of Major General Allan Adair, another Grenadier, and later to become Colonel of the Regiment. The 4th Battalion formed part of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade. These three Battalions fought in the battles of Normandy and across France and Germany. In September 1944 the 1st and 2nd Battalions entered Brussels. On September 20th tanks of the 2nd Battalion and troops of the 1st Battalion crossed the Nijmegen Bridge. In 1945 the Army entered Germany.

    The British public most frequently sees the Grenadier at his ceremonial duties in time of peace. But behind this ceremony lies a tradition tested on the battlefields of British history, a tradition as valid to-day as ever, a tradition of discipline, comradeship, loyalty and fidelity to one another, to the Country, and to the Crown. It was expressed by the then Colonel of the Regiment, the Prince Consort, speaking on the 200th anniversary of our formation in words that remain as true over a century later. "That same discipline which has made this Regiment ever ready and terrible in war has enabled it to pass long periods of peace in the midst of all temptations of a luxurious metropolis without the loss of vigour and energy; to live in harmony and good-fellowship with its fellow citizens; and to point to the remarkable fact that the Household Troops have for over 200 years formed the permanent garrison of London; have always been at the command of the civil power to support law and order, but have never themselves disturbed that order, or given cause of complaint, either by insolence or licentiousness. Let us hope that for centuries to come these noble qualities may still shine forth, and that the Almighty will continue to shield and favour this little band of devoted soldiers".

    Post Word War 2

    Since 1945 the Regiment has served in virtually every one of the "small campaigns" and crises which have marked the last few decades, and has continued its traditional and privileged task of mounting guard over the person of the Sovereign.

    In the Gulf war of 1991, the 1st Battalion went from the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) - Germany - to fight in their Warrior armoured personnel carriers.desert

    They then returned to London to Troop their Colour on the Queen's Birthday Parade in 1992, before going to South Armagh for a six month operational tour in Northern Ireland.

    They have since carried out operational tours in the Falkland Isles, operational tours in Northern Ireland and in April 2000 were part of 12 Mechanised Brigade, ready to embark on operations worldwide.

    In 2001, the deployment of troops to Heathrow airport held no surprise to see the Grenadiers, along with the Household Cavalry, deployed in an anti-terrorist role. Even though the year was just 5 weeks old, the Regiment had been on Public Duties, covered for the Firemen strike and had undertaken anti-terrorist duties.

    In 2002, the Trooping the Colour Parade was somewhat of a unique occasion as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards were represented on parade by:

    • Escort - The Queen's Company
    • No 2 Guard - Nijmegan Company
    • No 3 Guard - The Inkerman Company

    Today the Regiment consists of the First Battalion, Nijmegen Company, 15th Company (Regimental Headquarters and the Regimental Band), 14th Company (Guards Company - Army Training Regiment, Pirbright) and the 13th Company (Guards Company - Infantry Training Centre, Catterick).

    The Right Flank Company of the 1st Battalion is called the Queen's Company. The Left Flank Company is called the Inkerman Company and retains the inherited privileges of the 3rd Battalion.

    During its 2007 operational tour in Afghanistan (OP HERRICK 6), the third operational tour in as many years, the 1st Battalion was engaged in some of the fiercest and most prolonged infantry fighting the British Army had experienced in recent times.

    In April 2010, the 1st Battalion returned from operations in Afghanistan (OP HERRICK 11).

    On Tuesday 11 May 2010, Her Majesty The Queen presented new Colours to the 1st Battalion. The 1st Battalion subsequently Trooped their new Queen's Colour on the 2010 Queen's Birthday Parade. The old Colours were laid up in Lincoln Cathedral on Thursday 21 October 2010.

    In April 2012, the 1st Battalion deployed on operations in Afghanistan (OP HERRICK 16) and retuned to the UK in October 2012.

    Her Majesty presented new Colours to Nijmegen Company on Wednesday 26 June 2013.

    The 1st Battalion is presently stationed in Lille Barracks, Aldershot.


              

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    Havertz open to summer move

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    Sven Simon, Member of the European Parliament, Visits Exide’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Büdingen

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    Sven Simon, Member of the European Parliament, Visits Exide’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Büdingen

    Gennevilliers, France (November 05, 2019) – Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, hosted a visit by Sven Simon, Member of the European Parliament, at its manufacturing plant last week in Büdingen, Germany. The visit included discussions about Exide’s industrial and environmental activities, and the future of battery technology in reducing carbon emissions.

    Simon, a member of the Christian Democratic Union party of Germany (CDU), was elected to the European Parliament for the first time in 2019. The MEP, a law professor with an interest in sustainable growth, was briefed on the innovation and next-generation manufacturing being conducted at the Exide plant, and also received an official tour.

    Exide, as a member of EUROBAT (the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers), is engaged in efforts to decarbonize the battery industry. As it aims for sustainability in energy production and storage, its strong investment in R&D has put it at the cutting edge of battery solutions in the steady transition to a decarbonized energy sector.

    “We were delighted to welcome Sven Simon MEP to our facilities in Büdingen,” said Karsten Kurz, Director Environmental Affairs, Europe, at Exide Technologies. “We spoke about high-quality manufacturing jobs, growth opportunities in the battery market, and the ability for battery technology to bring stability to energy markets and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.”

    “I was pleased to visit the Exide plant, and find out more about the advanced manufacturing activities taking place in Büdingen. It is great to see a global business like Exide taking advantage of the skilled workforce in the region,” said Sven Simon. “We discussed trends and concerns in the industry, battery recycling best practices, opportunities for growth, and the importance of environmentally sound energy-storage solutions.”

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    The Absurd Idea of World Citizenship

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    In a wonderful Commentary article Bruce Bawer takes down the concept of citizen of the world. John Hinderaker reports on it for Powerline (via Maggie’s Farm.) For our purposes we will look at Bawer’s article.

    Bawer dates the advent of the concept to Diogenes, who lived in the fourth century A.D., but the more modern source lies in Immanuel Kant. In his essay on the idea of a universal history Kant claimed that we should all become citizens of the world. Barack Obama echoed the thought in a 2008 address he delivered in Germany at the Brandenburg Gate.

    So, the concept embodies Enlightenment idealism. I assume that we all know that the Enlightenment in Germany had nothing to do with the British and Scottish versions. Since the time of early Greek philosophy idealism and empiricism have been warring against each other. Arthur Herman has written an excellent book about the history of the conflict, entitled The Cave and the Light

    Anyway, citizenship of the world is an idealistic concept, one that disregards nations, borders, boundaries and true citizenship in exchange for the promise of a world of milk and honey, peace and prosperity where we would fight no more wars because we will all belong to one hulking planetary whole.

    Bawer approvingly quotes the hapless Theresa May, in one of her rare moments of lucidity:

    …if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere.

    Ironically, of perhaps paradoxically, the thrust toward global citizenship began after Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were defeated by the armies of the Anglosphere in World War II. It intensified after the same Anglosphere defeated Communism in the Cold War. Thus it feels like a victor's lament... for having hurt the feelings of the losers. 

    Obviously enough, Woodrow Wilson's ill-fated league of nations-- another Kantian concept-- showed that global citizenship was a bad idea.

    Bawer explains:

    Ironically enough, the contemporary enthusiasm for global citizenship has its roots in the historical moment that marked the triumph of modern national identity and pride—namely, the World War II victory of free countries (plus the Soviet Union) over their unfree enemies. Citizens of small, conquered nations resisted oppression and, in many cases, gave their lives out of sheer patriotism and love of liberty. As Allied tanks rolled into one liberated town after another, people waved flags that had been hidden away during the occupation. Germany and Japan had sought to create empires that erased national borders and turned free citizens into subjects of tyranny; brave patriots destroyed that dream and restored their homelands’ sovereignty and freedom. And yet a major consequence of this victory was the establishment of an organization, the United Nations. Its founding rhetoric, like that of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, was all about the erasure of borders, even as it hoisted its own baby-blue flag alongside those of its members.

    It seems to be a reaction against the martial values that won the wars. Under the guise of preventing wars the reactionaries tried to revalue more feminine maternal values, ones that cared more for caring and less for competition:

    The chief force behind the Declaration was Eleanor Roosevelt, the chair of the UN’s Human Rights Commission. In a 1945 newspaper column, she had had some interesting things to say about patriotism and what we would now call globalism. “Willy-nilly,” she wrote, “everyone [sic] of us cares more for his own country than for any other. That is human nature. We love the bit of land where we have grown to maturity and known the joys and sorrows of life. The time has come however when we must recognize that our mutual [sic] devotion to our own land must never blind us to the good of all lands and of all peoples.”

    The illusion is sustained by the United Nations, another political and cultural fraud:

    Behind the Iron Curtain, captive peoples weren’t citizens, global or otherwise, but prisoners. Yet in the West, the UN’s language of what we now call global citizenship started to take hold, and the UN began to be an object of widespread, although hardly universal, veneration. In reality, the UN may be a massive and inert bureaucratic kleptocracy yoked to a debating society, most of whose member states are unfree or partly free; but people in the free world who grow starry-eyed at the thought of global citizenship view it as somehow magically exceeding, in moral terms, the sum of its parts.

    Bawer taxes the movement with moral dereliction. If you do not belong to a country you need not concern yourself with defending the country. And you have no responsibilities to your fellow citizens, because everyone the world over is a citizen of the world. If we believe that we must care for everyone who is alive we are going to find ourselves in the position of not caring for anyone.

              

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    It’s one of the most important stories playing out in Western Europe. Can Muslims be assimilated en masse into Western culture? Or will Muslims force the culture to accommodate their own habits?

    In simpler terms, can a Western culture maintain its respect for free expression and still accommodate those who believe that anyone who insults or blasphemes the prophet of Islam should be put to death? How much of the erosion of civil liberties in the West derives from Islamist refusal to assimilate? And how many of those on the woke left are simply applying the Islamist playbook to speech it deems to be hateful, that is, blasphemous?

    We know that the government of China has adopted a radically different approach to Muslim assimilation. It has been running re-education camps to force assimilation. Apparently, these involve torture, though it is not clear that the facts are all in. 

    China’s authoritarian government has shut down Ramadan and has forced Muslim shopkeepers to stock and to sell alcohol. Clearly, tolerance is not a Chinese value.  The Chinese refuse to coddle those who threaten social cohesion. Many have noted that the world’s Muslim leaders have said not a word about the Chinese method. This might mean that they have been bought off. It might also mean that they understand the need for Muslims to adopt more modern cultural habits.

    We have occasionally remarked on what happens when countries allow too many unassimilable Muslim migrants into their midst. The cases of Germany and Sweden stand out. Today, we report on an interesting article from the New York Times, on the pace of assimilation in France. We note that France has many more Muslims than these other Western European countries and has been at the effort to help them to assimilate for far longer. We also note that No Go zones, the kind that are popping up in Sweden, have been a staple of the Parisian suburbs for decades now.

    The Times article, written by Adam Nossiter, uses the death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi to assess the effect that Islamist terrorism has had on France. How, in Nossiter words, it has traumatized the nation, produced a backlash against Muslims and has produced a greater tolerance for police force. But, he continues to say that Islam has altered the fabric of everyday life in France:

    The reason is simple: the Islamic State’s crimes, and the fear they instilled in the national psyche, are so ingrained in France that the daily fabric of life has been inexorably altered.

    As if proof were needed, within the last month, a former far-right candidate shot two Muslims who stopped him from burning down a mosque. A Muslim mother was reprimanded by an official for wearing a head scarf. And President Emmanuel Macron called for a “society of vigilance” after a Muslim employee at Police Headquarters in Paris killed four officers in a knife attack.

    These recent symptoms of what some call an ongoing trauma for France demonstrate why Mr. al-Baghdadi’s death was ‘‘no more than a step,” as Mr. Macron put it Sunday in a muted reaction to the news.

    They might have done to offer a few lusty cheers about the death of their nemesis. After all, the muted reaction suggests a people that has been weakened and defeated, that has lost the war.

    The demise of the terrorist leader did nothing to heal the wound that the Islamic State opened in French society with the terrorist attacks of 2015 and 2016. Every day, in the persistent mutual fear and suspicion that exists between France and its large, imperfectly integrated Muslim minority, the wound festers.

    Imperfectly integrated… a nice phrase. The truth is, among those who suffer from Islamist terrorism are other Muslims. Terrorism makes integration more difficult because it destroys bonds of trust. You can say that people are bigoted, that they engage in invidious stereotyping, but you can also say that they are protecting themselves by distancing themselves from their Muslim neighbors.

    Of course, this is a primary reason for committing terrorist actions. Muslim fanatics do not want their co-religionists to integrate into Western societies. They want Western societies to submit to Islam.

    Public opinion in France has turned against Islam:

    In a survey published Sunday by IFOP, a respected polling firm, in the Journal du Dimanche, 61 percent of respondents said that Islam was “incompatible with the values of French society,” an increase of 8 percent over February. Nearly 80 percent said they felt that the vaunted French creed of secularism was “in danger,” largely because of Islam.

    The wound existed well before the Islamic State attacks of November 2015 at the Bataclan and elsewhere in Paris. But the massacres perpetrated by al-Baghdadi’s foot soldiers — roughly 1,700 French citizens joined the Islamic State, of whom perhaps 700 were fighters — exacerbated the split between France and its Muslims.

    The massacres also amplified the scope of judicial and police control over French society, and created a far more receptive climate for tough police repression. That was evident in this year’s gloves-off handling of the Yellow Vest protesters, which was largely accepted by the French despite thousands of wounded.

    This suggests that French Muslims should be leading the charge against radical Islam. It also suggests that they should make every effort to assimilate. That means, they should conform to the local cultural mores and norms.

    Surely, the knee jerk effort to paint everyone as Islamophobic is a way to trick Western cultures into accomodating Islam and not vice versa.

    Nossiter continues:

    But the attacks only exacerbated an already troubled relationship between France and its Muslim population, nearly all agree.

    “The attacks heightened this climate of fear regarding Islam,” said Tareq Oubrou, an imam in Bordeaux who is a leading proponent of a reformist strain of Islam. “The ordinary citizen makes no distinction between terrorism, Islamism and sectarianism,” he said.

    The French have reacted by using more police force under a law declaring a state of emergency:

    The government they both served quickly imposed a state of emergency.

    It survives in part to this day, codified permanently in French law by Mr. Macron — the very measures deplored by civil libertarian jurists like Mr. Sureau.

    The most notable of these measures allow for expanded and renewable house arrests of persons under suspicion, searches without judicial warrant, and the imposition of electronic bracelets. Mr. Sureau, in his pamphlet, wrote that “the state of emergency was 6,000 searches for 40 arrests, of which 20 were for excusing terrorism.”

    But there was little sustained opposition to the new measures, either when they were first imposed or later enacted into law.

    Mr. Laïdi observed that “the immense majority of French don’t feel that their civil liberties are threatened” — and the evidence for that is the stillborn debate over the harshness of police tactics in response to the violent Yellow Vest demonstrations. Scattered protests led to nothing.

              

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    Sunday Million: Ben_Apart wins, memorable runs for jkru005, GreekPro47

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    It was another memorable Sunday Million on PokerStars this week, especially for the nine players who emerged from the 11,878-entry field to make the final table.

    The big turnout meant a $1,187,800 prize pool was divided among the top 2,150 finishers, with winner Ben_Apart of the United Kingdom ultimately coming out on top to earn a big $119,637.71 payday.

    Here’s the story of how the tournament was won, aided by the perspectives of a couple of final-tablists who like the others won’t be forgetting this tournament for a long time.

    jkru005 soars high before falling in eighth

    It took about 13 hours to play all of the way down to the nine-handed final table, by which point all of the red spade wearers who had played — Tom “MajinBoob” Hayward of PokerStars Twitch, Felix “xflixx” Schneiders of Team Online, and Team Pro Kalidou Sow — were long gone.

    Ben_Apart had the chip lead when the final table started with a little over 30 million when the average was just under 13.2 million. Meanwhile fellow UK player “jkru005” was one of several sitting around the 10M mark, though leading up to that point he’d been riding high for much of the previous several hours.

    “jkru005”

    “I was killing it from mid-game to the final 18,” jkru005 told us, noting how he’d had the chip lead with 180 players left and remained in the top 10 all of the way to the last two tables. But as play wore on and the field whittled further, the differences in the stacks got smaller.

    “It got to a stage 12-handed where chip distribution was so flat that if you lose a flip you go from 1st to 10th,” explains jkru005. He recalls one key hand with 14 left in which he knocked out an opponent after three-betting all-in with K-J, getting called by 7-7, and hitting a jack to win.

    “After winning this pot I definitely thought I would be in the run to win, but unfortunately fate had other plans. :(”

    Indeed it was just after the final table started that jkru005 watched the Netherlands’ “Cashaoui” open-shove a stack of just under 10 BB, then from the button jkru005 reraise-pushed his almost 15 BB with Q♦Q♣. Alas for both, leader Ben_Apart was waiting in the small blind with K♦K♣ and thus put all his chips in the middle, too — and both of his opponents at risk.

    Cashaoui had 7♠7♥, it turned out, but the 8♠Q♥6♠ flop had jkru005 again having visions of his tourney journey going even further. The K♠ turn dashed those dreams, though, and after the 3♥ river jkru005 was out in eighth and Cashaoui in ninth.

    “I think I woke up my whole building when I saw the Q, but yeah the turn almost made me cry haha,” says jkru005 who ultimately earned one of his biggest cashes ever after playing off and on (including some full-time) over the last several years.

    “I was so sad having played for almost 16 hours (if you include the $5.50 satellite that I played to get into this crapshoot haha),” he says. Still, he says, it was definitely a “good result” despite having seemingly been in position previously to go further.

    Two more fall

    About 15 minutes later “RafaCorreaBR” of Brazil was down to 15 BBs before getting it all in on an ace-high flop holding A♠10♠ versus Germany’s “JulianPasare”. But the latter had A♣J♣, and when the hand held RafaCorreaBR was done in seventh.

    Six-handed then lasted another 20 minutes before “thebigdog09” of Mexico was knocked out, also by JulianPasare and once again on the flop.

    The board read 6♣2♦4♦ and that encouraged thebigdog09 to commit a short stack with A♦3♦ while JulianPasare had 10♠10♣. But the 4♥ turn and 3♠ river weren’t enough to change things, and thebigdog09 was out in sixth.

    Great score for GreekPro47

    With five left “yodashutka” of Russia had moved ahead of Ben_Apart into the lead while Denmark’s “x_zola25” had slipped to fifth. In fourth was “GreekPro47”, a part-time player from Canada (with parents from Greece) who talked to us about his long Sunday.

    After playing a lot several years ago while in school, poker was mainly a side hobby for GreekPro47 until recently. “The last 3-6 months I’ve been taking it more seriously, playing in the evenings and on weekends. I actually came in third in the Sunday Storm a few weeks ago, and that kind of gave me a bump to take a shot [in the Sunday Million] this week as I had some free time.”

    “GreekPro47”

    After not having played the Sunday Million for a long time, he got a big dose of it with 13-14 hours’ worth of poker. It looked for a moment that he wouldn’t get as far as the final table, though, after losing a big hand with about 100 players left to fall back to 4-5 BBs. His kings were cracked by an opponent’s queens, despite a Q-J-T all-club flop with GreekPro47 holding the K♣. But he persevered.

    “I said ‘you know what? just fight it out and see what happens.’ I ended up laddering and laddering until I finally got to the final table,” he says.

    However, with five left he ran pocket jacks into leader yadoshutka’s pocket kings. The board rolled out six-high, and GreekPro47 was sent railward in fifth.

    “There was one player [x_zola25] who was super-short, which might make you think it was a mistake,” he says. “But the cards came out low, so I’m pretty sure one way or another we were getting those chips in.”

    After making a career-high cash of about $7,800 in that recent Sunday Storm, he’d suddenly set a new record for himself by cashing for more than $33K.

    “I might play a few more Sunday Storms and some bigger tournaments when I have the time,” he says, “but I’m pretty comfortable just playing $20 and $30 tourneys.”

    Ben_Apart stands alone

    x_zola25 did fall shortly thereafter in fourth in a three-way hand ending with JulianPasare scoring yet another knockout. All three remaining players would lead at some point over the next 40 minutes, with Ben_Apart finally again taking control.

    Indeed, Ben_Apart was so far in front that when yodashutka busted JulianPasare in third with deuces versus king-five, Ben_Apart still had a better than 2-to-1 chip lead to start heads-up.

    Ten minutes later it ended with a preflop all-in, yodashuka’s A♦9♠ versus Ben_Apart’s A♣J♥, with the latter’s hand prevailing to win the title and six-figure first prize.

    Congratulations to Ben_Apart for the win and to everyone else who made the final table to earn nice cash prizes and a special poker memory.


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    Belfodil has helped Hoffenheim pull off a miraculous comeback towards Dortmund just lately. Nick Bidwell’s Notes From Germany: Ishak Belfodil Acts As Hoffenheim Hero Algerian worldwide striker Ishak Belfodil, the purveyor of a supersub brace as his Hoffenheim facet fought again from three objectives all the way down to earn a miraculous draw at Bundesliga …

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    New Panorama: Kleinhennersdorfer Stein by Sebastian Becher

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    Help with "original Costumes" on display

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    There is a man who has been moving from city to city in Germany with his "original" james Bond Costumes and Props and it has already arisen that he lied about one item (on TV!) as he said he owned one of the 3 original Jetpack Rocket Belts from Thunderball... It turns out that it is a cheap fake knocked together from DIY parts (this has been confirmed by William Suitor, the oroginal Rocket Belt Pilot)

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    Todd Joseph Lee, 52, passed away unexpectedly on October 26, 2019. He was born September 3, 1967, in Waukegan, Illinois. Todd graduated from Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio, Class of 1985. Following graduation, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army until his retirement in 2005. He spent many years in Germany during his career in the Army and afterwards. Todd lived in Germany, his second home, for 15 years, a piece of his heart will always be there. Todd never met a stranger, he made friends everywhere he went. He was always there to listen or lend a hand. Todd was preceded in death by his father, Michael J. Lee in 2011. He leaves behind his beloved and bereaved family; wife, Cheryl; son, Ryan; stepson, Troy; stepdaughter, Holly Blahnik; mother and stepfather, John and Linda Calderone; stepmother, Jeannie; brother, Scott (Anita); sister, Melissa Kovacs (Tim); stepsister, Tarana Ervin; stepsister, Lisa Davidson and many cousins. He was an amazing uncle to his nieces and nephews (the “Knuckleheads”). Todd also leaves behind many lifelong friends from around the world that he met through his years in the Army, days on the ball field and golf course, as well as through his love of Liverpool FC. A service of remembrance will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Regency Mortuary, 9850 W. Thunderbird Rd., Sun City, AZ 85351. In lieu of flowers or for those who wish to remember Todd in a special way, a donation can be made to; The National Suicide Prevention, https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfmuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=2255776 or Wounded Warrior, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043&ovr_acv_id=5246 You’ll Never Walk Alone To view of photo tribute of Todd: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/QXKW54L6CPNT7YXX


              

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    Mark I Models MKM14475

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    Curtiss H-75A 'Ilmavoimat' (Finnish AF) The Curtiss H-75 was the export version of the American P-36 Hawk (Curtiss Model 75) fighter of the mid-1930s. Several subtypes were produced and designated the H-75A-1 to A-9, which differed in engine, equipment and armament installations. The first foreign order was received from France which took delivery of more than 400 aircraft of different variants (H-75A-1, A-2, A-3 and A-4/H-751s). After the fall of France, Germany sold the captured Curtiss fighters to Finland which extensively and successfully used them against Soviet forces. In total, 44 aircraft of various variants were delivered in 1941-44 comprising both ex-French and ex-Norwegian supplies. In Finnish service, the Curtiss 75s were well liked and affectionately called “Sussu” (Sweetheart). They remained in service until August 1948 and the last were eventually scapped in 1953. The H-75 was a single-seat, all-metal low-wing monoplane with fabric-covered control surfaces. It had a retractable undercarriage with the main landing gear rotated 90° to fold flat into the wing. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp two-row radial engine, it was fitted with Curtiss Electric propeller. The H-75’s armament consisted of two machine guns in the nose, and another one (all H-75A-1s, 40 early H-75A-2s and some H-75A-6s) or two guns in each wing (H-75A-3, A-6). A small bomb carrier was also mounted under each outer part of the wing. Colour schemes included in the kit: 1) Curtiss H-75A-6, CUw-560 (ex-Norwegian No.439), Yellow/White 0, LeLv 32 (Fighter Sq.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Lappeenranta airfield, autumn 1941 2) Curtiss H-75A-2, CUw-556 (ex-French No.107), White 6, LeLv 32 (Fighter Sq.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Nurmoila airfield, June 1942 3) Curtiss H-75A-2, CU-581 (ex-French No.170), Blue 1, 3/HLeLv 32 (Fighter Sq.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Nurmoila airfield, early spring 1944 4) Curtiss H-75A-1, CU-577 (ex-French No.23), Yellow 7, LeLv 32 (Fighter Sq.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Nurmoila airfield, autumn 1943 Curtiss H-75A-1, CU-577 (ex-French No.23), HLeLv 11 (Fighter Sq.), LeR1 (Fighter Regt.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Pori airfield, 1945-47 This injection-moulded kit (one model is included) contains 30 parts and four clear parts (the cockpit canopy, rear windows and a landing light). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.. Price:£13.99
              

    Distance from perth wa to Germany

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    Comment on The bush… by wolkenbeobachterin

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    your haikus are joy-bringer too! thank you, dear ashi. have a great day. best regards from germany :-)
              

    International interdisciplinary agreement - Camozzi will participate in the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope

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    The Italian Group Camozzi, through its fully owned subsidiary Ingersoll Machine Tools headquartered in Rockford (Illinois), has entered into an agreement in conjunction with MT Mechatronics, located in Mainz (Germany) - with GMTO, the organization managing the development of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) on behalf of its US and...
              

    Tesla’s disruption is making Germany’s elite automakers very tense about the future

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    There was once a time when Germany’s largest automakers looked on with amusement as Tesla, a small Silicon Valley electric car maker, purchased a gigantic car factory in Fremont, CA to produce its first ground-up premium sedan. Today, amidst the Model 3’s disruption and the impending arrival of the Model Y, it appears that no […]

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    REX THE DOG - Vortex (Kompakt Germany) 12"

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    Title: Vortex
    Artist: REX THE DOG
    Label: Kompakt Germany
    Format: 12"

    Track listing:
    MP3 Sample Vortex
    MP3 Sample Elektromekanik

              

    Noble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in many stories

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    Noble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in many stories
    author: Miranda Seymour
    name: KOMET
    average rating: 0.0
    book published: 2013
    rating: 0
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    date added: 2019/11/05
    shelves: to-read, europe-em-geral, miranda-seymour
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    Walking upright in Germany 12 million years ago

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    The find of the century? ---Quote--- Vor fast zwölf Millionen Jahren war in der Region des heutigen Unterallgäu ein Menschenaffe zumindest...
              

    Germany 2019 Just Do It Helden Campaign

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    Germany 2019 just do it helden campaign hd 1600Learn how Nike is committed to supporting the growth of sport participation across Germany through its newest campaign and Just Do It Sunday November 10.
              

    German Finance Minister Pumps for EU-Wide Deposit “Reinsurance” But Expected Details Mean Lots of Gaps Likely

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    The lead story in the Financial Times tonight is that Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz is pushing for an EU-wide deposit scheme…of sorts. Even though Scholz’s plan appears to be more modest than the headlines indicate, even a halting move towards EU-level fiscal commitments would be a significant departure from Germany’s traditional stance of barring […]

              

    Force1 X-Sync 11 Speed Chainring (130 BCD)

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    Force1 X-Sync 11 Speed Chainring (130 BCD)

    Force1 X-Sync 11 Speed Chainring (130 BCD)

    SRAM X-SYNC 1X chain rings provide the highest level of performance and durability. The SRAM X-SYNC tall square teeth edges engage the chain earlier than traditional triangle shaped teeth. The sharp and narrow tooth profile, as well as rounded chamfer edges, help manage a deflected chain. To provide the best possible performance in muddy conditions, the X-SYNC chain rings have been designed with mud-clearing recesses for the inner chain links and rollers. Engineered in Germany, X-SYNC rings are an integral part of the SRAM 1X drivetrain.


              

    X-Sync 11 Speed Chainring (5-Bolt, 110BCD)

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    X-Sync 11 Speed Chainring (5-Bolt, 110BCD)

    X-Sync 11 Speed Chainring (5-Bolt, 110BCD)

    SRAM X-SYNC 1X chain rings provide the highest level of performance and durability. The SRAM X-SYNC tall square teeth edges engage the chain earlier than traditional triangle shaped teeth. The sharp and narrow tooth profile, as well as rounded chamfer edges, help manage a deflected chain. To provide the best possible performance in muddy conditions, the X-SYNC chain rings have been designed with mud-clearing recesses for the inner chain links and rollers. Engineered in Germany, X-SYNC rings are an integral part of the SRAM 1X drivetrain. Chain rings come with 5x Washers and 1x Bolt: The washers allow you to use your current chain ring bolts with the S-SYNC ring. The single chain ring bolt is for a SRAM chain set with the hidden bolt fitting system (one bolt directly into the back of the crank arm). This bolt is specific to these chain rings and this crank style.


              

    독일 현지관광

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    독일 베를린 국제관광박람회(3월 9일~13일)’와 프랑스의 대표적 박람회인 ‘프랑스 파리 관광박람회(3월...한류관광, 도보관광, MICE지원 등 서울의 주요 관광사업을 소개하고 현지 바이어들에게 서울의 관광... 트레이드 마크다. 이는 근대 독일의 전신인 옛 프로이센 국기의 색깔과 동일하다. 유니폼... 말입니다...있겠다는 생각을 하고 있읍니다. 고클에 보면 간혹 현지에서 공연을 감상하신 분들의 감상기도 오르기... 여행사와 언론인 63명으로 구성됐다. 이들은 글로컬 지역 관광상품 개발과 동계 올림픽을 테마로... 다른 해외 대학의 학사증명서가 필요한가요? 아니면 한국에서 졸업한 학사만 있어도 될까요? 아니면 관광비자 90일 완료전에 독일 현지에서 체류기간을 늘릴수 있는 방법을 없을까요? 도움을 주시면 감사하겠습니다. 이다. 현지에서 별명은 Die Mannschaft(디 만샤프트 - '더 팀'이라는 의미)이다.[14] 그 밖에 Die DFB-Elf...그들의 트레이드 마크다. 이는 근대 독일의 전신인 옛 프로이센 국기의 색깔과 동일하다. 유니폼... 유럽을 방문한 황숙주 순창군수가 지난 22일 독일 현지에서 재독 교민회와 간담회를 가졌다. 황 군수 일행...개척 마련 모색과 기업유치 및 온천과 연계한 관광자원 개발을 논의했다. 황숙주 군수는 순창군의... 2개월 현지 어학연수 장학금 - 5등 : 주한독일문화원 어학강좌 무료수강권 ■ 문의 : 주한독일문화원 교육협력부 이세인 - Tel. 02)2021-2835 (근무 시간: 10 ~ 15시) - E-Mail: **-**.***@*****.***the.org... 한국에서 출발 하는 인솔자가 안내 합니다. (현지 가이드 없음) - 본 상품은 15명 이상 예약된... 사흘간 실시, 독일 현지의 관광 판촉 활동을 지원한다. 이와 함께 일본관광공사(JNTO... 협약에는 ▲ 태권도원 연계 관광프로그램 개발 및 판촉 지원(한국관광... 박람회에 참가한 대한항공 /사진=대한항공 제공 대한항공은 지난 8일과 9일(현지시간) 이틀간 독일 베를린에서 개최된 ‘독일 국제관광박람회(ITB)2017’ 에서 한식 대표 음식인 비빔밥 조리시연 및 시식행사를... 쇼핑관광은 주로 여성이 한다고 생각하는데 이는 편견이다. 특히 시크 아울렛에는 아르마니, 구찌, 셀린느...남녀노소 누구나 즐겁게 쇼핑에 임할 수 있다. -독일에 위치한 시크아울렛 매장의 장점은. ▲먼저... 소요 [현지가이드] : 출발 2~3일전 홈페이지를 통해 안내드리겠습니다. 가이드 미팅 후 호텔로 이동 해당 일의 숙박시설은 현재 미정입니다. 출발 1일전까지 홈페이지를 통해 알려드리겠습니다. 해당 호텔정보... 30일은 독일 프랑크푸르트의 역사를 자랑하는 괴테광장 인근 유니크 베뉴 ‘코드(Code)’에서 현지 관광업계 관계자 120명을 대상으로 평창동계올림픽 막바지 홍보에 나선다. 한국관광공사 김정아 구미주팀장은... 하더라도 현지법을 비롯한 여러 이유로 대부분 이른 저녁(4~6시)이나 주말이 되면 수많은 상점들이 닫고...정도만 쉬고 영업하는 곳이 많다. 관광객들에게는 그저 고마울 따름이다. 4.2. 가성비가 훌륭한 관광... 등 서울의 주요 관광사업을 소개하고 현지 바이어들에게 서울의 관광... 오베르 시청사, 노트르담 성당, 고흐의 묘 ▣ 독일 * 유네스코 세계 문화유산 지정 쾰른 대성당 * 멋진...전 일정 한국에서 출발 하는 인솔자가 안내 합니다. (현지 가이드 없음) - 본 상품은 15명 이상 예약된... 1) 윤슬빈 여행전문기자 = 한국관광공사(사장 안영배)가 독일의 대형 관광 관련 행사에서 한류를 중심...현지시각) 독일 만하임 SAP 아레나에서 한국문화관광대전을 개최한다고 25일 밝혔다. 문화관광대전이 독일... 고성 13세기에 최초 건축된 이래 거듭 증축되어 고딕, 바로크, 르네상스 등... 세계관광박람회 한국관 한국관광공사는 21일과 30일, 프랑스 파리 및 독일 프랑크푸르트 주재 일본관광공사, 중국관광공사와 함께 현지 주요 여행사, 언론사를 초청해 ‘한·중·일 공동 관광 설명회’를 최초로... 완료전에 독일 현지에서 체류기간을 늘릴수 있는 방법을 없을까요? 도움을 주시면 감사하겠습니다. 독일에서 열린 '국제관광박람회'에서 한식 전문 기내식 조리사가 행사장을 찾은 방문객들에게 비빔밥... 기각되었다. 가족은 비자없이 여권만을 소지한채 독일에 입국한다. 3 개월 동안은 비자없이도 체류가... 이세인 - Tel. 02)2021-2835 (근무 시간: 10 ~ 15시) - E-Mail: **-**.***@*****.***the.org... 지사(지사장 전영민), 아시아나항공 유럽지역본부(본부장 오근녕) 등 2곳과 업무협약을 체결했다. 독일태권도협회와 현지 단체와의 협약에는 ▲ 태권도원 연계 관광프로그램 개발 및 판촉 지원(한국관광... 있다. 관광 역시 자본이 투입돼야 성장하는 산업이다. 더 많은 사람들이 작센에 오게 하려면 투자가 필요...방문하는 것 역시 투자의 한 부분이다. ◆독일 내 가장 많은 문화 자원을 갖고 있다. 새 소식은 어떤... 있으며, 이를 무대로 한 희곡 〈알트하이델베르히〉는 유명하다. 아름다운 고성(古城)과 함께 독일 유수의 관광도시이다. 하이델베르크 고성 13세기에 최초 건축된 이래 거듭 증축되어 고딕, 바로크, 르네상스 등... 독일 현지 여행업계와 MOU를 체결하여 추진하고 있는 “제주도 자전거 전문여행상품... 고생하며 현지생활을 하고 있던 중, 약 2년이 지나갔다. 가족을 부르기 위해 비자를 신청하나 비자신청이 기각되었다. 가족은 비자없이 여권만을 소지한채 독일에 입국한다. 3 개월 동안은 비자없이도 체류가... 마련 모색과 기업유치 및 온천과 연계한 관광자원 개발을 논의했다. 황숙주 군수는 순창군의... 실제 모습을 형상화한 모습으로 주목을 끌었다. 현지 관광업체를 대상으로 템플스테이 설명회도 1일 2회씩...불교문화사업단은 지난 2011년에도 독일 ITB에 참가, 아시아대양주 부문 1위를 차지한 바 있다... 투자의 한 부분이다. ◆독일 내 가장 많은 문화 자원을 갖고 있다. 새 소식은 어떤... 함께 현지 주요 여행사, 언론사를 초청해 ‘한·중·일 공동 관광 설명회’를 최초로... 박람회` 참가 … 비빔밥 조리 시연· 시식행사 진행 양지윤기자 ┗ 지난 8일(현지시간)부터 이틀 일정으로 독일에서 열린 '국제관광박람회'에서 한식 전문 기내식 조리사가 행사장을 찾은 방문객들에게 비빔밥... 대상으로 한국방문 상품 개발을 위한 팸투어를 실시한다고 31일 밝혔다. 이번 방문단은 독일과 오스트리아 현지 여행사와 언론인 63명으로 구성됐다. 이들은 글로컬 지역 관광상품 개발과 동계 올림픽을 테마로... 일의 숙박시설은 현재 미정입니다. 출발 1일전까지 홈페이지를 통해 알려드리겠습니다. 해당 호텔정보... 관계자 120명을 대상으로 평창동계올림픽 막바지 홍보에 나선다. 한국관광공사 김정아 구미주팀장은... 표를 구할 수 있을지 없을지도 확실하지 않은 상태에서 관광만 하러 그 먼곳을 찾아갈 수도 없고 말입니다...있겠다는 생각을 하고 있읍니다. 고클에 보면 간혹 현지에서 공연을 감상하신 분들의 감상기도 오르기... 영업하는 곳이 많다. 관광객들에게는 그저 고마울 따름이다. 4.2. 가성비가 훌륭한 관광... 현장. 2010년 숙박일수, 관광객 모두 크게 증가 웰빙 및 테마여행의 본고장 FIT 안성맞춤 [글 싣는... 독일 만하임 SAP 아레나에서 한국문화관광대전을 개최한다고 25일 밝혔다. 문화관광대전이 독일... 등 많은 볼거리들이 제공된다. 홍보관 2층 세미나실에서 독일 여행업계 관계자들을 대상으로 한국관광과 관련한 워크숍을 사흘간 실시, 독일 현지의 관광 판촉 활동을 지원한다. 이와 함께 일본관광공사(JNTO... 지난 2011년에도 독일 ITB에 참가, 아시아대양주 부문 1위를 차지한 바 있다... 독일로 박사과정을 이수하기 위해 비자를 신청한다. 을의 비자에는 5년 동안의 체류허가, 방학동안의... 제주의 소식과 제주에 투표를 호소하는데 주력할 계획이다. 특히, 지난해 제주관광공사는 한국관광공사 프랑크푸르트지사와 독일 현지 여행업계와 MOU를 체결하여 추진하고 있는 “제주도 자전거 전문여행상품... ‘독일 국제관광박람회(ITB)2017’ 에서 한식 대표 음식인 비빔밥 조리시연 및 시식행사를... Read:288 (Visit : 15) 무비자나 관광비자로 체류하는 경우의 형사책임: 을은 하던 공부를 한국에서 마치고, 독일로 박사과정을 이수하기 위해 비자를 신청한다. 을의 비자에는 5년 동안의 체류허가, 방학동안의... 즐겁게 쇼핑에 임할 수 있다. -독일에 위치한 시크아울렛 매장의 장점은. ▲먼저... 현지취재 독일 GTM (下) 독일 관광의 새로운 화두 Young Germany! 8일 저녁 퀼른 성당에서 열리는 오픈 이벤트 현장. 2010년 숙박일수, 관광객 모두 크게 증가 웰빙 및 테마여행의 본고장 FIT 안성맞춤 [글 싣는...
              

    Chile Davis Cup Finals 2019

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    Tema Chile’s very first match will be held on 19th November against Argentina at Estadio Manolo Sanatan Stadium. After that on 21st November, Chile will face their 2nd opponent Germany at Estadio Arantxa Sánchez. Here I created an overview of Chile’s match schedule.


              

    For Veteran's Day, "Aftershock:The Human Toll of War"

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    Claudia Cragg (@claudiacragg) speaks here for ChatChat with Richard Cahan (@Picturetweeter) about the book he has put together with Mark Jacob and Michael Williams, Aftershock:The Human Toll of War.  Richard Cahan is the author of 12 books including an acclaimed history of the federal court in Chicago, A Court That Shaped America. He served as the picture editor of the Chicago Sun-Times and is currently an independent scholar at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The world was in ruin at the end of #WorldWarII: from the #Blitz in London to the atomic bomb blasts in #Hiroshima and #Nagasaki. A small group of Army soldiers witnessed it all. They photographed Germany’s last push, the Battle of the Bulge, and they rode into Germany to witness unimagined destruction. They documented the Burma Road, which opened Mainland China to supplies, and saw war atrocities as far away as the Philippines. These soldier photographers are acclaimed for their war photographs, but their work showing the impact of total war has never been compiled in a book. As towns fell and the result of years of war were being laid bare, the world began to comprehend the impact of the war. Ruined cities were unearthed. The gates of concentration camps were flung open. Former prisoners, captured soldiers, and desperate refugees scoured the landscape for food and shelter. These GIs used cameras instead of guns, witnessing and capturing the loss and destruction on film. Their work is a remarkable record of pictures that is now housed at the National Archives. The photos they left behind are beautiful and brutal: cemeteries and churches. POWs and DPs. Surrenders and suicides. Liberators and prisoners. Many of the photos have never before been seen. None have been seen like this―scanned directly from original negatives for this book. Aftershock is a permanent record that shows what these soldiers saw. And it tells the story of these young photographers, whose lives were changed forever because of 1945.
              

    British blackmail: prevention is better than cure

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    New duties of the USA for China, the vacation of the British parliament, local elections in Germany, the first comments Lagarde. The base for fighting is prepared, the active week is necessary for the markets.
              

    Typey Hunter Jumper Prospect by Lord Adonis Lordanos

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     Extremely typey Hunter/Jumper 2019 Colt by Lord Adonis out of a Fuerst Gotthard mare. Available for purchase now at a pre weaning purchase price. Sire: Lord Adonis by Lordanos, is16.2hh was raised and owned in Germany by renowned international Grand Prix jumper Rene Tebbel. In 2010 Lord Adonis was presented and approved at the Oldenburg Hengst-Tage. In June of 2012 he was imported to the U.S.A, and shortly thereafter went through testing. He was one of only four horses inspected for approval by the Hanoverian society earning an Elite status. The scores he received during the testing are: Character: 9 Temperament : 8.5 Constitution: 9 Stadium Jumping: 9 Free Jumping: 9 Cross Country: 8.5 Walk: 8.5 Canter: 8.25 Trot: 7.5. His modern type, confident yet quiet demeanor and versatile talents have fully licensed him with multiple breed organizations and studbooks. See more info about Lord Adonis on our website: https://www.eurequine.com/lordadonis Fuji has a versatile pedigree, her sire, Fuerst Gotthard, a Grand Prix jumper gave her correct and fancy movement. Sire, Fuerst Gotthard, an international jumper, known for his disposition, rideability and excellent movement. As a three-year-old, just two months under saddle, Fuerst Gotthard was named Show Champion Stallion at both the West Coast Sporthorse Classic and the LA Equestrian Center futurity. At his Oldenburg licensing Fuerst Gotthard scored 8s for correctness of gates, swing elasticity, overall impression and development, hindquarter, frame, breed sex type. Later that year he became reserve champion of his 100 day test with the high score of 132.24. receiving 9,s for ability to work, general jumping ability and cross country an 8 average for walk, trot, canter, and 8s for willingness to work and rideability. As a 4 year old, ridden by Volker Ehlers, Fuerst Gotthard received the unusual high score of 84 in a first level dressage test. Fujis Damsire, Diamont, (Durkheim/S.P.Babette (Bleep XX) a Bay Hanoverian Stallion and proven dressage sire. Diamont ranked 1st by USDF among Hanoverian stallions and 2nd among all stallions of all breeds for production of dressage horses in the U.S. Diamont a noted dressage sire and ranked 1st in 1994, 1996 and 1997 by the USDF among all Hanoverian stallions for producing USDF Horse of the Year qualifiers. He produced three licensed stallions and fourteen Elite Hanoverian mares. His offspring are well noted for being successful in all the sport horse disciplines including dressage, Grand Prix show jumping, eventing, and also a producer of top hunters. Fuji acquires jumping ability through her dam side as well with Great Grand Sire, Grand Prix jumper, Prinz Gaylord. In addition to jumping Prinz Gaylord was also shown in 2nd and 3rd level dressage classes. Prinz Gaylord proved to be a successful producer of jumpers early in his career. He was declared Germany's Leading Sire for 1983 by the German FN. His progeny include the international Grand Prix horses: Prinz Charming (Germ) shown by Margie Engle and Prinz Haylord, and the approved stallion Prinz Charming (US), a top 10 finisher in the International Jumper Futurity West Coast Finals in 1995. Prinz Gaylord's offspring have won close to a million deutschmarks in International competitions. Second dam, Paris had many fantastic Diamont crosses including, Djakarta (Fujis Dam).

              

    “JoJo Rabbit”—Taika Waititi’s Most Confusing Masterpiece Yet

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    In an amusing yet unsettling tale set during late-stage Nazi Germany, “Jojo Rabbit” is film director Taika Waititi’s newest movie. Having premiered at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, the film was released on Oct. 18 in the United States. As the opening credits roll, archival footage of Nazi rallies plays, accompanied by a German...
              

    Lawyers Without Rights on display in Law Library

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    Exhibit portrays persecution of Jewish lawyers and judges during Nazi era

    “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” exhibit is on display at the Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library.

    The highly acclaimed international exhibit, “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich,” will be available for viewing in the Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library at Stetson… » Read more

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    Fraport Group 9-month Profit Up 9.4%; Affirms FY19 Outlook - Quick Facts

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    You Sunk My Battleship

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    Preface

    People who make military policy and amateurs who follow it alike are in something of a vacuum when it comes to naval warfare.  While the Navy is a very large share of the United States Defense Department budget, there have been so few skirmishes in the past fifty years or so that it is hard to get a reality check on the multi-billion dollar expenditures involved. The few incidents which have occurred, meanwhile, have taken on disproportionate importance.  

    While some naval history is too distant to be of much use, from the ramming battles between glorified rowboats of the Greeks, to the days of sails and cannons, it is fair, at least, to look at the experience of World War II, the last full fledged blue sea naval campaign in world history.  This experience has informed much of the current conventional wisdom regarding naval warfare, and while the lessons learned in World War II need to be updated to reflect technological advances that have taken place since then, they are too recent to safely ignore.

    Among other things, World War II taught the lesson that the heavy armor of a battleship was no match for modern offensive weapons. 

    As the Wikipedia article linked above explains:
    Battleships were the largest and most complex, and hence the most expensive warships of their time; as a result, the value of investment in battleships has always been contested. 
    As the French politician Etienne Lamy wrote in 1879, "The construction of battleships is so costly, their effectiveness so uncertain and of such short duration, that the enterprise of creating an armored fleet seems to leave fruitless the perseverance of a people". The Jeune École school of thought of the 1870s and 1880s sought alternatives to the crippling expense and debatable utility of a conventional battlefleet. It proposed what would nowadays be termed a sea denial strategy, based on fast, long-ranged cruisers for commerce raiding and torpedo boat flotillas to attack enemy ships attempting to blockade French ports. 
    The ideas of the Jeune École were ahead of their time; it was not until the 20th century that efficient mines, torpedoes, submarines, and aircraft were available that allowed similar ideas to be effectively implemented. The determination of powers such as Germany to build battlefleets with which to confront much stronger rivals has been criticised by historians, who emphasise the futility of investment in a battlefleet that has no chance of matching its opponent in an actual battle.
    Large Warships In Existing Navies

    Today, there are only two ships of the battleship class in the world, both in the Russian Navy, only one of which is in active service, the 28,000 ton Admiral Nakhimov commissioned in 1988 is currently undergoing refit and is out of service, and the 28,000 ton Pyotr Velikiy, of the same class commissioned in 1998 is in active service.  

    The 14,564 ton Zumwalt class destroyer of the U.S. Navy, the largest warship in the U.S. Navy that is not an aircraft carrier or non-combatant logistics ship, and is is arguably misclassified as a destroyer deserves a battleship designation. Just three Zumwalt class destroyers have three have been built (and no more have been ordered). One was commissioned in 2016, one was commissioned in 2019, and one is awaiting a commission later this year. It cost $7.5 billion per ship of total cost to build and has been severely criticized:
    Mike Fredenburg analyzed the program for National Review after Zumwalt broke down in the Panama Canal in November 2016, and he concluded that the ship's problems "are emblematic of a defense procurement system that is rapidly losing its ability to meet our national security needs." Fredenburg went on to detail problems relating to the skyrocketing costs, lack of accountability, unrealistic goals, a flawed concept of operations, the perils of designing a warship around stealth, and the failure of the Advanced Gun System. He concludes:

    "The Zumwalt is an unmitigated disaster. Clearly it is not a good fit as a frontline warship. With its guns neutered, its role as a primary anti-submarine-warfare asset in question, its anti-air-warfare capabilities inferior to those of our current workhorse, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and its stealth not nearly as advantageous as advertised, the Zumwalt seems to be a ship without a mission."
    Indeed, only twenty navies in the world have surface warships (including aircraft carriers, but not transport ships) larger than a frigate: U.S. (111), Japan (48), China (33), Russia (20), India (14), France (14), United Kingdom (7), Norway (5), Italy (4), Taiwan (4), Netherlands (4), Denmark (3), Germany (3), South Korea (3), Egypt (3), Saudi Arabia (3), Spain (2), Brazil (1), Thailand (1), and Morocco (1).

    Only seven of these countries (China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Thailand and Morocco) would plausibly be U.S. naval warfare adversaries in the foreseeable future (while many of the remaining thirteen countries would likely be allies of the U.S. in an future naval warfare in their region). These seven plausible adversaries have 62 large surface warships ships combined. Of these only China and Russia are really serious concerns militarily and they have 53 large surface warships combined.

    The Russian fleet's large ships, moreover, are split between several global regions that are distant from each other in some case (Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific). The aircraft carrier, the battleship, one smaller cruiser, and six destroyers are in Russia's Northern fleet. One smaller cruiser and five destroyers are in Russia's Pacific fleet. One of its smaller cruisers and one of its destroyers are in Russia's Black Sea fleet. Three of its destroyers are in Russia's Baltic fleet.

    Several other plausible U.S. naval warfare adversaries such as Iran and North Korea have submarines but no large surface combatants.

    Currently, the U.S. has 20 aircraft carriers (11 "super carriers" of 100,000 tons or more, and 9 amphibious assault ships which can carry helicopters, Osprey aircraft, Harrier aircraft or F-35B aircraft of 40,000-45,000 tons), Italy has 2, Japan has 4, France has 4, Australia has 2, Egypt has 2, and Brazil, China, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom each have one. In all there are 42 aircraft carriers in active naval service in the world.

    Five aircraft carriers (one each from the U.K., China, Russia, India and France in order of size) are between the size of a U.S. super carrier and the smallest U.S. amphibious assault ship ranging from 42,000 to 65,000 tons (and only four of these from the China, Russia, India and France, and the ten U.S. super carriers, allow for something other than a vertical landing). The other eighteen aircraft carriers range from 11,486 tons to 27,100 tons (eleven of which are restricted to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft such as helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey). All twenty-seven carriers under 42,000 tons and two larger aircraft (one from the U.S. at 45,000 tons and one from the U.K. at 65,000 tons) are restricted either to short takeoff vertical landing aircraft such as an F-35B or a Harrier, or to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

    Eleven more carriers (including two that are only VTOL carriers) are undergoing sea trials or ordered: the U.S. 3, China 3, and South Korea, India, Italy and Turkey one each.

    Currently, the U.S. has 22 cruisers (10,000 tons each) and Russia has 4 (one battleship with 28,000 tons and three cruisers with 12,500 tons) in active service. In all there are 27 cruisers in active naval service in the world. The U.S. cruisers are virtually indistinguishable from its destroyers and slightly inferior to them as they are older designs.

    Currently, the U.S. has 69 destroyers (including 2 of the Zumwalt class), Japan has 44, China has 32, Russia has 15, India has 13, France has 10, the U.K. has 6, Norway has 5Taiwan has 4, the Netherlands has 4Germany has 3, Denmark has 3South Korea has 3Saudi Arabia has 3, Italy has 2, Egypt has 1, Morocco has 1, and Spain has 1. The largest destroyer in active service (other than the two Zumwalt class destroyers in active service) is 10,290 tons and many of which are considerably smaller. Some of the destroyer class ships are larger, more capable ships actually called frigates in an effort to make comparisons comparable. All ships classified as frigates for these purposes are under 5,000 tons, although a few particularly capable frigates between 4,000 and 5,000 tons are classified as destroyers. There are 219 destroyers in all of the world's navies combined.

    In all there are 42 aircraft carriers over 11,000 tons and 7 other surface combatants over 11,000 tons in naval service in the world. Of those, 20 aircraft carriers and 2 other surface combatants are in the U.S. Navy and 1 aircraft carrier and 4 other surface combatants (one battleship and three cruisers) are in the Russian Navy. The other navies of the world have 21 aircraft carriers, only 10 of which are more than VTOL helicopter carriers. There are 244 other surface combatants bigger than frigates in the world in active naval service (of which 67 are in the U.S. Navy and 15 are in the Russian Navy).

    The Japanese Naval Experience

    The case that really brought this home for the Japanese was the sinking of the battleship Yamato.  This 71,000 ton ship with massive 18 inch guns was tough.  It  had previously survived a hit from a torpedo delivered by a U.S. submarine on Christmas Day in 1943, and two bombs that hit it in October of 1944, in the Leyte Gulf.  Two more 36,000 ton Japanese battleships, the Fuso and the Yamashiro, were sunk by naval gunfire and torpedoes in that same October battle.  Bombs damaged the 39,000 ton Japanese battleship Nagato in the battle of the Leyte Gulf badly enough to remove it from action. Ultimately, air power prevailed over the big guns and heavy armor of the pinnacle of the battleship era.  On April 7, 1945, the Yamato was sunk by carrier based U.S. aircraft and it took 2,498 Japanese sailors with it.  The 32,000 ton Japanese battleship Ise (already removed from service nine months earlier by a mine), and Japanese battleships Hyunga and Haruna were sunk by carrier based U.S. aircraft in July of 1945.

    Japan had already lost its 32,000 ton battlecruiser Kirishima to 16” naval gunfire from the 47,000 ton American battleship Washington in 1942 in one of the last of the battles that went according traditional naval models of close range ship to ship combat, in this case, at a range of a mile and a half.  The 28,000 ton Japanese battleship Kongo was sunk by a submarine in November of 1944.  Its three sister ships were sunk by U.S. aircraft in World War II.

    The American Naval Experience in World War II

    Americans remember Pearl Harbor.  Yes, this carrier based air attack was a surprise.  But, a heavily armored hull did not prevent this attack from sinking the 32,000 ton U.S. battleship Arizona and three other battleships.  Four more battleships were seriously damaged, the 29,000 ton American battleship Nevada among them, although the Nevada was ultimately returned to service and survived further battle damage on multiple occasions.  Few naval strategists before Pearl Harbor had realized how vulnerable the fleet was to aerial attack.

    The 33,000 ton American battleship Idaho ran aground off Okinawa in June of 1945.  American battleship Pennsylvania,  a sister ship of the Arizona, was taken out of action by enemy aircraft in August of 1945.

    The 45,000 ton American battleship Indiana did exhibit the resilience in the face of damage which battleships are legendary for notwithstanding a mixed experience in real life.  It survived both a collision and a hit by a kamakazi pilot in 1944, and serious storm damage in 1945, yet survived until decommissioning in 1963.  The 45,000 ton South Dakota similarly sustained and survived repeated battle damage. The 56,000 ton American battleship Iowa likewise survived serious damage from shore fire sustained in March of 1944, and the 47,000 ton battleship Washington survived a 1942 torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine and a 1945 friendly fire incident.

    The German Naval Experience in World War II

    Germany’s 51,000 ton battleship the Bismark found its fate at the bottom of the sea in May of 1941.  The British Royal Air Force damaged the 40,000 ton German battleship Gneisenau to the point that it never again was useable as a battleship in 1942.  Sister German battleship Scharnhorst, however, survived in the face of a seemingly never ending barrage of hits sustained.

    The Italian and Vichy French Naval Experiences in World War II

    Both Italy and Vichy France both saw battleships destroyed in port before they were ever launched.  

    The planned 48,000 ton battleship Clemenceau was destroyed in its French port during a bombing raid in August 1944.  The 36,000 ton battleship Dunkerque, in the hands of the Vichy French, was damaged sufficiently to be taken out of action, and lost one in seven of its crew members, in July of 1940, by a combination of British warship attacks and torpedoes in two separate incidents.

    The 30,000 ton Italian battleship Duilio wasn’t actually sunk, but a British bombing raid in November of 1940 took it out of service for about a year, and the ship served only a brief secondary role in World War II thereafter.  The 46,000 ton battleship Vittorio Veneto was taken out of action by British aircraft in 1941, then by a submarine, and then 1943 by another aircraft.  The 47,000 ton Italian battleship Littorio was taken out of commission by British aircraft by June of 1942.

    The Spanish Naval Experience in World War II

    The 16,000 ton battleship Espana was sunk by a “friendly” mine in July of 1937 during the Spanish civil war, killing a third of the sailors on board.

    The British Naval Experience in World Wars I and II.

    While it predates World War II, it is worth recalling that the 22,000 ton British battleship Dreadnought (the second of that name launched in 1906) which became synonymous with the very notion of a battleship, sank only one enemy vessel, a German submarine, in all of World War I.  It achieved this end not with its ten 12” guns, but with a methodology as old as Greek naval warfare.  It rammed it.

    German dive bombing planes took the 30,000 ton British battleship Iron Duke out of service on October 17, 1939.  It Italian airplane’s torpedo took the 38,000 ton British battleship Nelson out of service for a year on September 27, 1941.  The British lost the 42,000 ton battleship Prince of Wales in December of 1941 to an attack by Japanese aircraft, after having suffered serious damage from naval guns, which was repaired, earlier that same year.  The 33,000 ton British battleship Queen Elizabeth was removed from service when an Italian frogman bombed it while it was in harbor that same month.

              

    Man Utd & Barca target Havertz considering Bundesliga exit

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    Scientist and Project Manager (f/m/x) | Germany | Full time

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    Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

    The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approximately 1.280 employees (including visiting scientists), the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the “System Earth” and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization.

    For Section 4.4 “Hydrology” we invite applications for a

    Scientist and Project Manager (f/m/x)
    Job Vacancy No. 3489

    The GFZ coordinates the project G3P (Global Gravity-based Groundwater Product) that has been granted in response to the Earth Observation Call EO-4-2019 of the Horizon 2020 European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. G3P is a collaborative effort between twelve European institutions. The key objectives of the G3P project are: 1) to process and make accessible the latest satellite gravity data as water storage products, in particular from the recently launched GRACE-FO mission, 2) to advance existing Copernicus service products on water storage variations, and 3) to set up a global product of groundwater storage variations as a new cross-cutting application of the existing product portfolio of three Copernicus core services. Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas Güntner (guentner@gfz-potsdam.de)

    Your responsibilities:

    • scientific applications of GRACE / GRACE-FO water storage data in regional to global-scale hydrology
    • development of advanced applications of the G3P groundwater product, contribution to product validation
    • day-to-day operational administrative and financial management of the G3P project at the interface between the project partners, the GFZ administration, and the European Commission
    • scientific representation of G3P at scientific meetings, user workshops, etc. (dissemination activities)
    • operationalisation and timing of all overarching project activities
    • organization of project meetings and preparation of minutes
    • preparation of deliverables and reports for the management work package
    • ensuring timely submission of deliverables, technical and financial reports of the consortium as a whole
    • maintenance of the project website

    Your qualifications:

    • MSc in Earth or Environmental Sciences, or in a related field
    • demonstrated scientific expertise in one of these fields, preferably by a PhD and a related publication record
    • expertise in hydrology or GRACE data applications is an asset
    • experience in managing international collaborative research projects
    • experience with managing EU FP7 or H2020 projects is an asset
    • practical programming skills
    • excellent communication skills
    • ability to work effectively with dynamic and diverse staff in an international context
    • proficiency in spoken and written English

    Starting date: 1st January 2020
    Fixed term: 36 months
    Working hours: part-time 70% (currently 27.30 h/week)
    Salary: This position has been assessed as being salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”. The salary group will be determined by the conditions of the collective wage agreement and the appropriate personal qualifications.
    Location: Potsdam

    You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.

    The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.

    Please submit your application by 10th November 2019 using the link
    https://gfz-potsdam.concludis.de/bewerber/if_stellenboerse_formapply.php?prj=3489&b=12&oid=&quelle=0&ie=1&lang=en_GB

    If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 0331 288-28878.

    Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification.

    We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful.

    www.gfz-potsdam.de


              

    Ph.D. Studentship - Mid-Pleistocene Climate Change in Greenland: A Speleothem-Based Approach | Austria | Full time

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    University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

    Project Description
    The Arctic is predicted to experience some of the greatest climate and environmental changes in the next centuries as a result of continued warming, the consequences of which will be felt worldwide, for instance through rising sea-levels or changes to Northern Hemisphere weather systems. Improving understanding of how the Arctic will develop in a warmer world is therefore of paramount importance, and one approach to achieve this is to look at periods of warmer climate in the recent geological past. Within the Arctic, Northeast Greenland is especially sensitive to climate change, however, there is a severe lack of knowledge on the climate history of this region, which is located far from the site of the deep ice cores and sparse in other high-quality climate records of long duration. The Greenland Caves Project thus seeks to address this fundamental knowledge gap by constructing records of past climate change from speleothems collected from caves in Northeast Greenland. In the current environment, the region containing the caves is arid and the ground is frozen, thus preventing deposition of speleothems. The presence of many speleothem deposits indicates that the region must have been warmer and wetter in the recent geological past. This project therefore aims to: (1) establish when in the recent geological past Greenland was warmer and wetter than today as well as the nature of the climate during those intervals; and (2) establish seasonal climate changes during past warm intervals.

    Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD-student position in Quaternary Palaeoclimate at the Institute of Geology, University of Innsbruck, Austria on the subject “Mid-Pleistocene Climate Change in Greenland: A Speleothem-Based Approach”. The position will be embedded within the Doctoral Programme, Mountain Climate and Environment, as well as the Quaternary Research Group, which specialises in speleothem-based reconstructions of palaeoclimate. Tasks will include: geochemical laboratory work (in-house and abroad in the USA and Germany); independent research; completion of a dissertation; publishing; and administrative tasks.

    https://quaternary.uibk.ac.at/
    http://northeastgreenlandcavesproject.com/

    Funding
    The project is funded by an Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) Start grant. The monthly gross salary is Euro 2,162.40.

    Person Specification:
    The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in Geology, Physical Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Science or a related field. Previous experience working with palaeoclimate, speleothems, and/or U-Th dating will be an advantage. Applicants should have a good knowledge of written and spoken English, and should be willing to travel for extended periods of time for laboratory work and conferences. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and in a team, solve problems, communicate effectively, and have an interdisciplinary interest.

    Start Date
    Early 2020 (exact date is flexible)

    Further information can be obtained from Prof. Gina Moseley. Applications should be sent by e-mail to gina.moseley[@]uibk.ac.at. Please include in a single pdf document: (1) a letter of motivation that also addresses the requirements listed in the person specification; (2) a curriculum vitae, and; (3) contact details for two referees (note that referees will only be contacted if the candidate is short-listed). Applications will be considered until 12th November, 2019.


              

    Fort William, Ontario Souvenir Plate ~ “A Present from” ~ Porcelain with Gold Highlights ~ Reticulated Rim ~ Schwarzenhammer ~ Germany by squirrelaway

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    18.00 USD

    Beautiful souvenir porcelain plate ~ the text reads “A Present from ~ Fort William, Ont.”

    A lovely hand painted bouquet of flowers adorns this gold highlighted white porcelain plate with a reticulated rim.

    Measures 6” across the plate and the reticulated rim is raised about 1” front to back.

    Schwarzenhammer, Germany and the number 10 are the markings on the back of the plate.

    It is in excellent vintage condition.

    I SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. Please convo me for a shipping price.


              

    Jauch rätselt im Dezember donnerstags

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    Auch abseits eines Promi-Specials geht die Endemol-Shine-Germany-Produktion im Advent am Donnerstag on air. Übrigens extra-lang. (06.11.19 14:06)
              

    Europa Report - 6 November 2019

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    This week, the UK finally schedules an election, the UK tries to refuse medical care to “racists,” the French aren’t fond of Islam, Germany experiences Antifa violence and tries to blame it on Nazis, Greece strengthens its asylum rules, and Putin visits Hungary as Europe looks to the East.


              

    Remedial Art History for the German Far Right - Lily Scherlis

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    Billboards are a cornerstone of German election campaigns. The government provides each political party with a few minutes of televised ad time, preventing the costs of airtime from pricing underfunded candidates out of public view. Because there are strict limits on the frequency and length of TV and radio advertisements, campaigns traditionally compete for visibility outdoors and on paper. Though parties have recently taken to social media, pouring money into Silicon Valley, printed matter remains a force to reckon with. This past April, in advance of elections for the EU Parliament, an 1866 French Orientalist painting appeared around Berlin. The painting, The Slave Market by Jean-Léon Gérôme, depicts a naked, enslaved woman having her teeth examined by a prospective buyer. The woman has light skin and the three men surrounding her, peering evaluatively at her figure, have darker skin and are wearing outfits meant to evoke nineteenth-century Egypt. The painting was used to publicize the anti-immigration agenda of the far-right AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) party.

    Since its establishment in 2013, the AfD has transformed from a small party of Euroskeptic elites into a populist anti-immigration (and often white nationalist) epidemic.[1] Founded by economics professor Bernd Lucke, it initially gained traction with well-educated Germans frustrated about bailing out southern European countries. The party polled 4.7 percent in the 2013 national parliamentary elections and received no seats in the Bundestag. Amid the influx of migrants in 2015, the AfD fractured, and a majority faction rallied around a new leader, vocal Islamophobe Frauke Petry, later regarded as a moderate voice within the party. After adopting fierce anti-immigration rhetoric, the party’s popularity snowballed alongside other far-right movements: in state elections this September, the AfD received 27.5 percent of the vote in Saxony and 23.5 percent in Brandenburg. In the May European Parliament elections, the AfD won eleven out of ninety-six German seats.

    The Gérôme poster, a high-profile part of that election’s campaign, deploys the typical far-right tactic of racist and xenophobic paranoia mongering. At the top of the Gérôme poster, big white sans-serif lettering proclaims: “So that Europe doesn’t become Eurabia!”[2] “Eurabia” is a term associated with an Islamaphobic conspiracy theory that describes a hypothetical future version of Europe, one culturally and politically subservient to “Islamic powers.” Those who believe in Eurabia argue that Europe’s subordination is discreetly underway or already complete, helped along by profiting European politicians and powerful governmental lobbies.

    The party was predictably derided for the poster’s ferocious racism. The thirty copies placed around Berlin were so frequently defaced or removed that the party had campaign workers running around replacing them almost daily.[3] The Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, which owns the painting, strongly condemned the AfD’s usage. Though the image is in the public domain, the US museum wrote to the AfD urging them to cease and desist. Ronald Gläser, a party spokesperson, described this as “a futile attempt to gag the AfD,” asserting that the “public has the right to find out the truth about the possible consequences of illegal mass immigration.”[4]

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    The Eurabia theory was popularized by Gisèle Littman (writing under the pseudonym Bat Ye’or) in 2005.[5] Littman dated the birth of the conspiracy to the oil crisis of 1973, when the Arab League and the European Economic Community (later subsumed into the EU) established a short-lived conference system that aimed to stabilize economic and political relations between the two entities.[6] The term “Eurabia” is usually attributed to Littman, but before it was a conspiracy theory, it was a small French journal published by the European Coordinating Committee of Friendship Societies with the Arab World, which was founded in 1972.[7] A quarterly providing updates on developments in Euro-Arab cooperation, Eurabia published at least three issues beginning in 1975. Unlike Eurabia, Littman believes that the dialogue turned Europe into “an instrument of Arab policy,” citing instances of European condemnation of Israeli military behavior and increased anti-Americanism as symptoms of Arab political control.[8] Europe will become “a political satellite of the Arab and Muslim world” and fall under Islamic rule, causing the repression of white European culture. She goes on to claim that Jews and Christians have historically been required to “accept the restrictive and humiliating subordination to an ascendant Islamic power to avoid enslavement or death,” and that this repression is now an imminent threat across all of Europe due to the “active collusion” of pro-immigration European politicians. (Littman’s attitudes are perhaps marked by her biography: she was born Jewish in Egypt and moved to Europe in her early twenties, fleeing the Suez Crisis.) To her, migration is a positive feedback loop, a key effect and catalyst of nascent Eurabia, and the migrants are the vehicles for transporting poisonous anti-Zionist and anti-American beliefs to Europe.

    Littman’s theory informs scads of alt-right blog posts, as well as several self-published books by Norwegian blogger Peder Are Nøstvold Jensen, who writes under the pen name Fjordman. Jensen inspired mass murder in Norway in 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik detonated a fertilizer-based bomb outside the prime minister’s Oslo office, killing eight. Hours later, he shot and killed sixty-nine young adults at a youth camp organized by the country’s labor party (Arbeiderpartiet). In a fifteen-hundred-page manifesto, Breivik cites Jensen’s writing about Eurabia as motivation. Before long, global media coverage of the Breivik attacks had popularized the term. Shortly after the attack, Littman expressed regret that her writing had been involved. On the other hand, Jens Maier, an AfD member of the Bundestag, called Breivik “a victim of the prevailing circumstances.” “Breivik became a mass murderer out of desperation,” he said in 2017.[9]

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    Gérôme’s work epitomizes the French academic style of painting. After his studies at the École des Beaux Arts, he toured Egypt and neighboring countries for several months in 1856 and again in 1862. On his return, he began to paint what he claimed to have seen, catering to the public’s appetite for visual insight into the cultures of the Arab world. The images he produced became canonical documents of Orientalism, the name given to the intertwined discourses in the arts and academia through which “European culture gained in strength and identity by setting itself off against the Orient as a sort of surrogate and even underground self,” as Edward Said puts it in his groundbreaking book on the subject. In fact, the cover of his Orientalism bears another of Gérôme’s paintings, The Snake Charmer, also owned by the Clark.

    Typically, Orientalist paintings claimed to document the Eastern world (photography was too young to fill that function), using the restrained brushstrokes of academic realism to produce the effect of objectivity. They thus served as visual aids to anchor and reproduce the exoticizing fantasy Europeans had about what the nations of the East and their residents were like. Gérôme’s exacting style allowed The Slave Market to masquerade as documentation. His paintings, despite being mere illustrations, played a deceptive evidentiary role: he had been there and seen with his own eyes, and had the marvelous ability to render these delicious visions on canvas! “All aspects of the Orient are there,” wrote critic Émile-Louis Galichon about another of Gérôme’s paintings in 1863, rattling off traits that list the qualities of the nineteenth-century stereotype: “Its implacable fatalism, its passive submission, its eternal tranquility, its brazen insults and its ruthless cruelty.”

    The Slave Market was first exhibited at the Salon of 1867.[10] In his favorable review of the exhibition, critic Maxime Du Camp asserted that the painting had been done “on the spot” in a Cairo slave market during Gérôme’s second trip there in 1862. Sarah Lees, an associate curator at the Clark, writes that Gérôme probably composed The Slave Market in his studio in France in 1866, mining his imagination to update a very similar composition he had made in 1857. In that earlier painting, the man examining the slave’s teeth is wearing a classical toga. (The painting also prefigures Gérôme’s 1884 painting, A Roman Slave Market.) The events depicted were possibly based on the Orientalist writer Gérard de Nerval’s description of slave markets he claimed to have seen on his own travels. The details were probably borrowed from a variety of sketches, conglomerating details from many distant locales into a singular representation of the entire Arab world as seen through the eyes of a Frenchman.[11] Moreover, Gérôme’s contemporary Edward Strahan noted in 1881 that the woman in the painting so resembled Cleopatra in Gérôme’s Cleopatra and Caesar (also painted in 1866) that Gérôme may have used the same Parisian figure model. As Lees puts it, this provides “a certain irony for the informed viewer in seeing the same figure as both queen and slave. ... Despite the difference in their social status, however, their sexual status is nearly equivalent, as the figure in Cleopatra and Caesar is only marginally more clothed.”

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    Orientalist painters complemented their tight brushwork with a liberal dose of sensory detail. The Slave Market brought the imagined Orient closer by making its exotic sensations accessible from Europe; at the same time, it held those colonized at an unbridgeable moral distance by chronicling their purported cruelty. The details turned their characters into depersonalized avatars of their race, aesthetic objects for consumption, mannequins for their exoticized clothing and behavior. The painting “guarantee[s] through sober ‘objectivity’ the unassailable Otherness of the characters,” as art historian Linda Nochlin puts it. Meanwhile it affords its viewer the vicarious pleasure of the characters’ less sophisticated indulgences: “the male viewer of the 19th century was invited sexually to identify himself with, yet morally to distance himself from, his Oriental counterparts,” she writes. To her, Gérôme seems to be saying, “‘I am merely taking careful note of the fact that the less enlightened races indulge in the trade in naked women—but isn’t it arousing!’”

    Oddly, the woman in the painting is noticeably detached from her surroundings: her shoulders are relaxed, and she leans on one hip like a classical nude. Gérôme decided to prioritize producing a delicious object for aesthetic appreciation over a suffering character deserving of empathy, a choice that seems like it should undermine the AfD’s point. Nonetheless, the AfD uses the same image that bemused and aroused a fascinated nineteenth-century audience to solicit fear. Orientalism characteristically infantilized those it depicted to make them seem fascinating and able to benefit from the influence of colonizing powers; today’s far right registers the very same characters as menacing, while deploying the woman’s body to make white Germans angry and protective. Posters alleging sexual violence have of course long served as propaganda in conflicts between Western countries: an American World War I poster depicted Germany as a gaping, drooling gorilla gripping a club with the word “Kultur” in one hand and a recoiling half-naked woman in the other; several countries used illustrated allegations of rape against the Soviet Army. Naked women transform readily into the wives or daughters of male viewers. The AfD poster urges its would-be supporters: Worry about your women!

    Gérôme’s painting affirmed the nineteenth-century European viewer’s identity, while providing assurance that the lewd behavior depicted was safely at bay. Framed by its new caption, the painting depicts a possible future rather than a present elsewhere. “We did it because the picture shows clearly where the multicultural society could lead,” said AfD spokesperson Ronald Gläser. This shift dislodges the painting’s events from their spatiotemporal home in a fantasy version of colonial North Africa, relocating the scene from a past “there” to a future “here.”[12]

    The poster asserts that everyone who migrated from any part of the contemporary Arab world is reducible to a nineteenth-century caricature. But conversely, it claims to reflect the contemporary world by applying twenty-first-century understandings of identity to figments of Gérôme’s imagination. The AfD means for this woman to be perceived as a white Eurabia resident of European descent. According to Maxime Du Camp, the character represented in the painting was meant to be from Abyssinia, a historical region of East Africa. It is unclear whether Du Camp, who often used Gérôme’s paintings as a springboard for his own dubious Orientalist musings, can be trusted to know the painter’s intentions. Nonetheless, a straightforward attempt to ascribe European ethnicity or the twenty-first-century conception of whiteness to the figure is dubious at best.

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    Like the Gérôme poster, previous AfD campaign materials have often used white female bodies to incite racist sentiment. A poster from the 2017 national parliamentary campaign features an image of a reclining pregnant woman, cropped so as to emphasize her broad smile and round belly. “New Germans?” read the caption, “We will make them ourselves.” Another poster from the same campaign shows two bikini-clad young women walking away from the camera toward the ocean. “Burkas?” it reads, “We prefer bikinis.”[13] Other AfD campaigns have often directly attempted to make white women scared for their safety. In 2017, an AfD youth group near Bad-Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate, a quite liberal state in the west, handed out pepper spray to teenage girls and was overheard instructing them to use it “to protect yourself against North Africans.” In advance of the September 2019 state elections, the Saxony division of the AfD circulated a design for a poster that depicted a cowering naked woman with her hands cuffed to a radiator. A silhouetted arm holds a sabre. “Pepper spray doesn’t always help,” reads the copy.[14]

    The party also made use of several other old paintings in its May campaign, which was titled “Learning from Europe’s History.”[15] A spokesperson claimed that the campaign called for the defense of “common values” evidenced by “numerous motifs,” the phrasing suggesting that the AfD wants to use old art as proof of the timelessness of their agenda. Appealing to the authority of old art to legitimize current racist agendas is not a new strategy. The racial scientists of the nineteenth century leaned on the aesthetic merits of the Apollo Belvedere for credibility in asserting the biological superiority of the white man. The sculpture served as the paragon of whiteness in Josiah C. Nott and George R. Gliddon’s infamous Types of Mankind (1854). The use of high culture material is not new to contemporary far-right populist movements, either.[16] Even so, the AfD takes a peculiar, ironic approach to these images, which are used as decontextualized pretty pictures; the captions demonstrate total disinterest in the paintings’ historical meanings.[17]

    Nor do the paintings have a lot in common. Two sixteenth-century portraits of men made out of plants by the Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo are used to caricature Green Party members. The caption of a little-known seventeenth-century rendering of the decapitation of St. John the Baptist represents migrants as violent barbarians who should be barred from the EU. A sixteenth-century Flemish painting of two men handling money bears a complaint about Germany getting fiscally ripped off.[18] The indifference to context is almost mocking in its obliviousness.[19] The reality is that the AfD does not need historically accurate arguments or cultural credibility derived from bourgeois art objects to provoke fear.

    We can expect atrociousness from the far right. Seeing the party’s numbers rise despite (or because of) its vicious visual culture is terrifying. It is no less scary to see its rhetoric seep across party lines and get soaked up and deployed by purportedly moderate parties. In September, the German president-elect of the European Commission announced plans for a rebrand that included changing the title of the EU commissioner of migration to commissioner for “protecting our European way of life.” The president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, the center-right party of Angela Merkel, who herself has condemned far-right xenophobia. Von der Leyen’s phrasing recalls Littman’s paranoia and echoes Jensen’s word choice in his book Defeating Eurabia: “The crucial point is to stress that Islam cannot be reformed nor reconciled with our way of life.” Illustrations of pseudo-Orientalist panregional dystopias become especially dangerous when their logics leak into the casual rhetoric of the center.


              

    Cyber & Crypto Podcast – Episode 93

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    Cyber: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/nordvpn-users-passwords-exposed-in-mass-credential-stuffing-attacks/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-unremovable-xhelper-malware-has-infected-45000-android-devices/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0g&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5dba209c8021ed000132c609&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter https://www.securityweek.com/domain-registrar-network-solutions-suffers-data-breach https://www.wired.com/story/lasers-hack-amazon-echo-google-home/?mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=wired&utm_campaign=wired&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned https://thehackernews.com/2019/11/everis-spain-ransomware-attack.html Crypto: https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitmex-chaos-cold-wallet-calamity-germany-hates-crypto-hodlers-digest-oct-28nov-3
              

    TANK-870E9175 - Industrial Embedded System with 5 Display Ports

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    The industrial embedded system TANK-870E9175 from ICP Germany offers a balanced performance per watt performance with its AMD Radeon E9175 extension. The AMD graphics unit offers five mini display port connections with a maximum power consumption of 35 watts. Five independent displays can be operate ...
              

    冷杉溪 2第二季

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    A story of one village in Germany at the end of m.ysgou.cc WW2.
              

    Run notes for November 2019, week 1

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    Friday 1 November to Sunday 3 November

    Total kilometres ran in 2019 before the start of the week: 1250.6 kilometres

    Distance recorded in my little tracking spreadsheet.

    Feel free to follow me on Strava, where all my activities are shared.

    Friday 1 November

    On Friday I wrote my run notes for October. I noted some goals for November. A little planning just helps. Some goals for the months. Then most weeks I add some detail, work out what running I plan to do for the coming week or two.

    For November I thought it’d be interesting to jot down and publish my run notes weekly rather than just doing one note for the whole month. It is just an experiment. If there is anything you’d find interesting drop me a line and I’ll try to work it in.

    Friday was a day of no running though, not even a visit to the gym. There was some sledging at Xscape near Castleford, but it doesn’t really count. Also rest is OK.

    Saturday 2 November

    A great thing about where we live: There are lots of long roads nearby, a canal with a decent towpath alongside, and plenty of tracks and trails through the many woods nearby.

    Saturday mornings are usually when the dog needs A Bit Of A Walk. Earlier this year I’d take the dog along the canal, but after a couple of runs when Scrogs came back with poorly paw pads I had to rethink my Saturday mornings with her. The dog likes grass fields and woodland and over the past month or so I’ve been exploring the woodland north of the River Aire near us, specifically around Esholt Woods. It’s only been the past few weekends I have come to peace with going out with the dog to the woods and at a pace the dog is happy with.

    The past few weekends have also tended to be wet. This Saturday wasn’t any different. I am glad I have a pair of Nike Wildhorses for sloppy conditions!

    View activity on Strava.

    Sunday 3 November

    Bradford City Runs 10km

    I only entered this 10km on Thursday, having seen the race when looking into some future races. There were a few races listed for the day – 5km, 10km, 10 miles, half a marathon – which all rely on the same 5km loop.

    At the Leeds Abbey Dash last week I found being in a race made me grind through the kilometres in a way I’d not done before. Keep going, keep going, keep going. Racing amongst other people isn’t something I am too up on, the Abbey Dash and the Leeds half marathon all I have done.

    I live in Bradford so it’s a home run. I also know the course wasn’t going to be as flat or fast as the Abbey Dash, where I ran 50:48. What would some hills do to me? So I fancied another 10km to compare.

    It was the first run with my Hoka One One Clifton 6s and some merino gloves, but that’s by the by.

    The start of the race wasn’t the best: It wasn’t clear when the 10km race had started so I was one of the last out and a little fumbling. But once I was off it was steady away. Until I turned off Thornton Road onto Longside Lane, which was a climb uphill. I took it alright, shorter strides and limiting my arm movement.

    Turning onto Shearbridge Road meant I knew running down Great Horton Road next would be downhill, the chance for some springy strides to get my pace up a bit. After the plateau through the city centre, past the Westfield shopping centre, the climb in Little Germany was a grind — and over cobbled roads in places — with the weaving up to Peckover Street sapping. But again, once at the top you know there’s a bounce down. Hitting the level roads again meant it was steady away until getting to Longside Lane again.

    About 6km near the top of Longside Lane the back of my right leg started to tighten and hurt, eventually the pain being considerable with a couple of kilometres to go. I had to stop to stretch it out at one point. I clenched my teeth and fists and pounded on, but it was agony. My pace dropped in those last two kilometres. As the chance of hitting sub-50 had faded on Great Horton Road, I was happy to just finish and finish as close to 50 minutes as I could given the pain.

    I found the difference in actually racing rather than going for a run come through again though. For the last four kilometres of my race I’d been swapping places with a woman in a red Park Run 50 top. With half a kilometre to go I was behind again but wanted to be closer to 50 minutes than 55 minutes. I focused and tried to ignore the pain, starting to pick the pace up as much as I could, steadily trying to catch her up. I passed her as we came onto the paving of City Park, with about 300 metres to go, and kept pushing as hard as I could.

    Crossing the finish line I was just thankful I’d actually crossed the line running, not walking, and not having given up when I stopped to stretch the leg out. I didn’t stop moving when I crossed the line, walking away from the line. After 15 seconds I had to stop, leant over for a few minutes to let the pain in my leg take over me, deep breaths, collect my body again, and then walked over to get my bag.

    51 minutes and 41 seconds was my chip time. I’d have taken 55 minutes beforehand given the hills. Against my 50:48 for the flat Abbey Dash, factor in the hills and the leg, that feels an improvement. Maybe that sub-50 is doable.

    View the details on Strava.

    The week in summary

    Number of runs: 2 (in 3 days)

    Kilometres run in the (short) week: 17.8 kilometres

    Total kilometres ran in 2019 by the end of the week: 1268.4 kilometres

    Looking ahead

    I am working away for a few days of the week. This means two overnight stays in Newcastle. I usually play what I do a little by ear but have a rough plan. I have two evenings and two mornings to do something. There’s a gym at the hotel. There’s well lit roads nearby. There’s a good chance of a 8km run and a 5km run over those days. the hotel room is quite roomy so a chance for some stretches and yoga (thanks to James Boardwell for pointing me to something useful on that one).

    Friday, I fancy a run out towards Esholt, which will probably be a long lunch affair. Down to over the river, along the track, and then onto the quiet roads through the village. Steady though because on Saturday I have another race, arrrgghh.

    Sunday I’ll be having off as I’m away at a gig Saturday night. This means a little planning for the weekend if I wanted to do a run: I’ve got a place on the Holly Hustle 11km in Meanwood on the Saturday. Looks a bit dirtier than the road races of the past two weekends. Oooo, dirty.

    I’ve added to some more runs to my list of runs in Evernote I am looking at and doing in 2020. The list is openly available for anyone to look at.

    I also have a hit list of runs to do which is also openly available. If there’s any races or runs you recommend please me know!

    Question: How do you plan your running week?

    See you in a week!


              

    Funeral of Hungarian ‘Hero Pilot’ Who Saved 14 People, Held on Saturday

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    Back in September, a Hungarian pilot died in a tragic accident in Germany, while carrying parachutists. Seventy kilometers from Berlin, something went wrong on the plane and 31-year Ottó Földi’s plane crashed to the ground, after making sure all his 14 passengers were safe. His funeral was held this past Saturday in Szeged, where hundreds of people […]

    The post Funeral of Hungarian ‘Hero Pilot’ Who Saved 14 People, Held on Saturday appeared first on Hungary Today.


              

    Germany's National Risk Analysis Claims Monero and Zcash Are More Dangerous than Bitcoin

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    FireEye Research Reveals 51% of Organizations Don’t Believe They Are Ready for or Would Respond Well to a Cyber Attack or Breach

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    FireEye, Inc., the intelligence-led security company, released its inaugural FireEye Cyber Trendscape Report.

    FireEye surveyed over 800 CISOs and other senior executives across North America, Europe, and Asia to uncover attitudes towards some of cyber security’s most prevalent topics. Further, this global snapshot offers context that can aid critical planning discussions with key stakeholders.

    “Our new FireEye Cyber Trendscape Report highlights the overall beliefs and perceptions of senior leaders regarding top cyber security priorities for 2020 and beyond, as well areas where they differ across the globe,” said Eric Ouellet, Global Security Strategist at FireEye. “These critical data points will help organizations to bring focus and clarity to their cyber security programs, while helping to expand the dialogue with senior leadership and the board.”

    Vast majority of organizations to increase cyber security budgets
    With the perpetually shifting threat landscape, most of the organizations surveyed (over 90%) believe that the cyber threat landscape will stay the same or worsen in 2020. Further, the majority (51%) of organizations do not believe they are ready for or would respond well to a cyber attack or breach event. Moreover, 29% of organizations with cyber attack and breach response plans in place have not tested or updated them in the last 12 or more months.

    To address concerns regarding the potential loss of sensitive data, customer impact, and business operation disruptions, the vast majority (76%) of organizations plan to increase their cyber security budget in 2020:

    • Organizations most commonly expressed plans to bump cyber security spending by 1-9% over 2019 allocations

    • The greatest number of U.S. participants indicated budgetary increase plans of 10% or more (39%), followed by the UK (30%) and South Korea (22%)

    • However, 25% of organizations in Japan and 24% in South Korea indicated plans to keep their security spend the same year over year

    Participating organizations were remarkably consistent in their views and perspectives of cyber security. The following sheds light on some of the more differentiated global viewpoints.

    Japan organizations to prioritize detection capabilities in 2020
    Globally, organizations allocated their cyber security budgets into four main categories with the largest allocations going to the areas of prevention (42%) and detection (28%), followed by containment and remediation. However, Japan was the only country to break away from this order, expressing a greater emphasis on detection (40%) and then prevention (35%).

    U.S. organizations take the lead in fully transitioning to the cloud
    Over 44% of global respondents expressed having transitioned some of their environment to the cloud, and that they were monitoring cautiously. Additionally, 35% had transitioned some of their environment with plans to continue, and 17% had completed a full cloud deployment. U.S. organizations reported being furthest along in adopting a cloud-first approach with 37% having finished a complete cloud migration.

    Germany and Japan participants express concerns regarding cloud security
    Of the responding participants globally, 45% felt that the cloud was about as secure as on-premise, and a further 33% believed that the cloud was more secure. However, in both Germany and Japan, 24% of responding organizations perceived the cloud as being less secure – highlighting a disparity from the global average (18%).

    France participants believe employee training to be a top protection measure
    Globally, participants consistently identified the same solutions as having the most positive impact on their organization’s ability to prevent a cyber attack. Vulnerability management and security software took the lead (slightly above 16%). Employee training was the third (14%) followed by response plans and security hardware (both slightly above 12%).

    When it came to cyber security investment areas with the greatest potential positive impact to an organization’s ability to prevent a cyber attack or breach, [France participants were the only ones to identify employee training as their top priority, if they did not have constraints. Further, research revealed that 1% of organizations surveyed in France do not have an employee cyber security training program in place, compared to the global average of slightly above 11%. In contrast, 25% of organizations in Germany and 23% in Canada report not having employee cyber security training in place. These numbers are especially concerning considering that a cyber attack can often result from just one employee clicking on a single hyperlink.

    For more FireEye Cyber Trendscape Report insights, please visit https://www.fireeye.com/offers/rpt-cyber-trendscape.html


              

    Gladbach smiling, Bayern hiring

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    THE EUROPEAN landscape has barely changed this season: PSG, Juventus, Barcelona, Ajax, Benfica, Liverpool and City all at the top. The once exception among the top leagues is Germany, where Borussia Mönchengladbach lead the Bundesliga and Bayern Munich are struggling to hit their best form. Bayern’s recent 5-1 defeat in Frankfurt proved to be the final straw for the Bayern politburo and just 24 hours …
              

    Germany’s Online Crackdowns Inspire the World’s Dictators

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    After Sondland Bombshell, Pompeo Heads to Germany

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    As career diplomats testify in the U.S. impeachment inquiry, the Secretary of State faces looming political fallout.
              

    ALTANA and BYK Employees Move into New Digital Work Environment

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    Decriminalising sex industry a gift to pimps and traffickers – 40-organisation coalition

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    The Proposal by Integra and Aditus to decriminalise the Sex Industry is a gift to pimps and traffickers and would turn Malta into a haven for Sex Tourism and increase sex trafficking, a multi-disciplinary Coalition comprising over forty organisations who work in the area of prostitution, trafficking, equality and human rights, said.

    They deem the proposal by Integra and aditus to be highly irresponsible and dangerous for our country.

    "Integra and Aditus, largely focus on promoting the rights of migrants and the LGBTIQ.  They should know that opening up the sex industry will not protect vulnerable people, but will increase the number abuses against vulnerable people and the incidence of trafficked victims. The relatively small number of transgender people and migrants entering prostitution, often do so not as a result of a free choice, but through desperation. This is not demonstrable agency and autonomy, but duress and coercion of circumstance, if not people."

    "Instead of completely legalising prostitution, we should unite to address the deficits in society that produce that desperation. We should work together to and ensure everyone has equal access to legal and decent employment. We must not open up the sex industry for this small minority of people at the expense of the overwhelming majority of vulnerable and exploited people."

    "If implemented, the Integra/aditus proposal will have devastating long terms physical and mental health repercussions on all prostituted persons, including those involved from the LGBTIQ and migrant communities. Prostitution can never be equated to a 'normal' job, a body can never been adequately protected as a 'place of work'."

    Regulation of the sex industry has without exception, failed to deliver its promised improvements to both the health of and conditions for women, the coalition said. "Evidence in these countries proves unequivocally that conditions for women in regulated prostitution industries are far worse."

    "In terms of public health, and on the premise of avoiding the spread of disease, compulsory medical testing of prostituted people is often required by law legalising prostitution. What this fails to realise is that diseases like HIV and STDs are overwhelmingly transmitted by men to women during intercourse. Yet, there are no requirements for male sex buyers to submit to disease control testing. Also, the incubation period of some diseases will give false negative results that present further health risks."

    "The model advocated by the Coalition has been found to be the best model that protects the health and safety of the prostituted person as it shifts the power from the buyer, who has full rights when buying in a decriminalised environment, to the seller. In all countries that have decriminalised prostitution, the sex industry expanded rapidly and the demand for prostitutes has not been meet with the supply of 'voluntary' prostitutes, locally. In every country where this happened, many foreign women, the vast majority of whom are poor and desperate; are lured, tricked or trafficked into more affluent countries to keep the sex industry going.  This raises class and race issues which are tolerated in a neo liberal economy that prioritises money over the well-being of those caught in the web of prostitution."

    "This was clearly the case in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and New Zealand which have all seen significant increases in trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.  All these countries are now scrambling to control and reverse the disastrous consequences of their legislative mistakes. Integra and Aditus incorrectly assert that prostitution and trafficking are divisible - they are not."

    Malta is at the cross roads and should learn from the mistakes made in other countries rather than fall into the same trap and suffer the same devastating consequences, they said.  The entities supporting the equality model and its attendant proposals are endorsed by the following organisations, leading figures and activists:

    Association for Equality (A4E), Attard Ladies Cultural Club (ALCC), Azzjoni Kattolika Maltija (AKM), Caritas, Dar Hosea, Dar Merhba Bik, Department of Gender Studies (UOM), Department of Social Policy and Social Work (UOM), emPOWer Platform, Business and Professional Women (Valletta) Malta (BPW), Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs Malta (FWE),  Malta Association of Women in Business (MAWB), Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (MFWS), National Centre for Family Research, National Observatory for Living with Dignity, National Institute for Childhood, Malta Girl Guides (MGG), Moviment Nisa' Partit Nazzjonalista (MNPN), National Council of Women (NCW), Soroptimists International Malta (SI), Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Faculty of Theology (UOM), Ghaqda Studenti tat-Teologija, Good Shepherd Sisters, Justice and Peace Commission, Local Councils' Association, Malta Association of Public Health Medicine (MAPHM), Malta Confederation of Women's Organisations (MCWO), Malta Medical Students Association (MMSA), Malta Midwives Association (MMA), Men Against Violence (MAV), OASI Foundation, Saint Jeanne Antide Foundation (SJAF), Solidarity Overseas Service (SOS) Malta, University Chaplaincy, Victim Support Malta (VSM), Women's Rights Foundation, Women's Study Group (WSG), President Emeritus Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Dr Anna Borg - Academic and Women's Rights Activist, Ms Helen Burrows - International Human Rights Lawyer and Justice Reform Practitioner, Dr Angele Deguara - Academic and Social Activist, Dr Lara Dimitrijevic - Lawyer and Women's Rights Activist, Ms Francesca Fenech Conti - Women's rights activist and founder of the Women for, Ms Marietherese Gatt - Researcher and Women's rights activist, Ms Romina Gatt Lopez - Researcher - Dar Hosea, Dr Anna Vella - Management - Dar Hosea, Coalition Abolition Prostitution (CAP) International, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW), European Women's Lobby (EWL), Survivors of Prostitution Abuse Calling for Enlightenment (SPACE) International

     



              

    Prostitution reform should penalise sex-buyers - NCPE

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    The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) has welcomed most measures in the proposed reform on human trafficking and prostitution.

    In particular, it commends efforts to combat human trafficking through prevention, awareness-raising and the strengthening of laws and protection mechanisms. The NCPE also welcomes plans to "decriminalise prostitutes" and enhance support for persons to exit prostitution.

    In addition to the measures outlined in the consultation document, the NCPE is proposing a legal framework that penalises sex-buyers, underlining that prostitution is not gender-neutral since the absolute majority of prostitutes are women and the absolute majority of clients, pimps and traffickers are men.

    "In fact, a defining feature of prostitution is power and control of men over women, which both reflects and reinforces a patriarchal society."

    "The proposal to penalise sex-buyers is based on the recognition that prostitution is a vicious cycle rife with physical and psychological violence, whereby increased supply creates more demand and, in turn, more need for supply, effectively encouraging pimps and traffickers to actively find and force more women into prostitution. Penalising sex-buyers would break this cycle by disrupting the sex market."

    It is to be noted that the experiences of countries that legalised prostitution were largely negative, the NCPE said. "For example, in the Netherlands and in Germany, where prostitution has been legal for a number of years, the sex industry grew exponentially and extreme exploitative conditions for prostitutes were in no way addressed.  On the other hand, countries such as Sweden that criminalised the purchase of sexual services, reported largely positive results such as a shrinking sex industry and a reduction in human trafficking. Other countries that criminalised the purchase of sexual services include Canada, France, Iceland, Israel, Northern Ireland, Norway and the Republic of Ireland."

    Moreover, prostitution does not only affect prostitutes and clients, but also society in general since it promotes and normalizes the perception of women as sex objects, thus reinforcing gender inequality and gender stereotypes, the NCPE said.

    The NCPE deems that the point of departure of any reform should be that prostitution has very negative effects on both the individuals involved as well as society at large, and that everyone should be in a position of not having to opt for prostitution.

    The NCPE is also suggesting regulation and enforcement in relation to massage parlours and temporary work agencies in order to ensure that these are used for their stated purpose and do not act as fronts for prostitution and/or human trafficking. Additionally, it is recommending that strip clubs offer alternative entertainment due to their reinforcement of gender inequality and the objectification of women.



              

    Germany's Lufthansa cancels 1,300 flights because of strike

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    Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. In particular, the bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate prices for certain drugs (current law prohibits the CMS from doing so). Specifically, the CMS must negotiate maximum prices for (1) insulin products; and (2) at least 25 single source, brand name drugs that do not have generic competition and that are among the 125 drugs that account for the greatest national spending or the 125 drugs that account for the greatest spending under the Medicare prescription drug benefit and Medicare Advantage (MA). The negotiated prices must be offered under Medicare and MA, and may also be offered under private health insurance unless the insurer opts out. The negotiated maximum price may not exceed (1) 120% of the average price in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom; or (2) if such information is not available, 85% of the U.S. average manufacturer price. Drug manufacturers that fail to comply with the bill's negotiation requirements are subject to civil and tax penalties. The bill also makes a series of additional changes to Medicare prescription drug coverage and pricing. Among other things, the bill (1) requires drug manufacturers to issue rebates to the CMS for covered drugs that cost $100 or more and for which the average manufacturer price increases faster than inflation; and (2) reduces the annual out-of-pocket spending threshold, and eliminates beneficiary cost-sharing above this threshold, under the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

    2019/10/22 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 17.
              

    Content Localization Coordinator

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    At Bluebeam, we empower people to advance the way the world is built. We create smart software solutions that make construction sites more efficient, connected and safe and improve the lives of design and construction professionals everywhere.

    We hire people who---


    • Have integrity
    • See challenges as opportunities
    • Are committed to continual improvement and personal growth
    • Demonstrate trust and are willing to be vulnerable about mistakes and weaknesses
    • Engage in positive, productive conflict and unfiltered debate of ideas
    • Can fully commit to corporate decisions, even if they disagree with some of them
    • Hold peers accountable in order to ensure we achieve our company goals on behalf of our customers
    • Are laser-focused upon achievement of Bluebeam's companywide results

      We are currently looking for a Content Localization Coordinator in our Pasadena office to help the International Marketing team continue taking our content global.

      How your skills and passion will come to life at Bluebeam?

      The Content Localization Coordinator will report to the Marketing Localization Manager and will track the kick off, progress and delivery across multiple content localization workflows and divisions.

      The Content Localization Coordinator will work closely with content creators, translators and outside vendors to facilitate timely, trouble-free localization of Bluebeam content and marketing copy. This is a hands-on position for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic environment.

      How will the new Content Localization Coordinator help Localization at Bluebeam?

      The Content Localization Coordinator will be helping all teams that have localization needs with the following activities:


      • Manage content localization projects from handover to delivery, through working closely with our localization manager, language specialists, localization vendors, internal reviewers, product management and technical writers
      • Receive and process a high daily number of incoming content localization requests from various departments, including Marketing, Product, Product Marketing, Engineering, Sales Operations, Sales Enablement and Technical Support
      • Work closely with all stakeholders to refine project scope, prep files and determine realistic deadline
      • Analyze content localization project risk, and defines mitigation actions of identified risks

      • Ensure each content localization request is entered in Smartling and moved onto the next step.
      • Monitor the progress of content localization projects in Smartling, making sure they follow the appropriate workflows
      • Communicate with linguists throughout the entire project journey, answering questions and clarifying content-related queries
      • Work closely with Smartling Project Managers to guarantee the timely completion of all requests
      • Under the Localization Manager and Product Localization Team's supervision, handle QA processes to maintain consistency and accuracy across all localized content
      • Review localized internal content assets and report errors and inconsistencies
      • Identify Quality concerns and communicate them to vendors, internal reviewers and localization manager
      • Assist with data clean up in Smartling, to eliminate outdated and deprecated content/terminology
      • Manage Content Swaps in Smartling's Global Delivery Network (GDN), to verify that customized local content (such as addresses, videos, phone numbers) on Bluebeam.com is updated correctly
      • Receive Revu string queries from the QA/Product team in Jira and forwards them to Localization Manager, Product Localization Team and Country Managers for resolution
      • Coordinate string changes and update linguistic assets accordingly
      • Implement newly approved/updated terminology into the Bluebeam Glossary
      • Answers terminology-related queries from vendors and internal teams
      • Receive product-related feedback from International Beta testers and communicate it to the appropriate stakeholders within the Product team
      • Manipulate HTML content to prepare articles for translation and implements them back into WordPress before publishing
      • Align with Product Delivery Manager on target readiness of each content asset for ongoing Initiatives and pro-actively communicate progress and any risks.

        Requirements


        • BA/BS degree and 1+ years professional experience
        • Awareness of internationalization and localization processes.
        • Detail-oriented and organized self-starter with track record of juggling and prioritizing multiple projects with minimal guidance
        • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

        • Ability to balance independent tasks / goals while contributing to team goals and collaborating with other team members
        • Self-motivated to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
        • Flexibility to deal with frequent change and delays
        • Excellent communication, and teamwork skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently, communicate efficiently, and set priorities and expectations

        • Good technical and analytical skills
        • Accustomed to working in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment with varying demands
        • International experience

          Bonus Skills


          • Fluency in a language other than English
          • Familiarity with Localization / Translation Management tools and concepts including Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools (SDL Trados Studio, Smartling, or similar), Translation Memory (TM), and glossaries
          • Working knowledge of HTML
          • Competencies in Project Management tools such as Asana and/or Jira.
          • Experience with multimedia or desktop publishing applications (InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator)

            How to get started

            If you are excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Bluebeam, please apply with your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and unique qualifications.

            About Bluebeam

            The construction industry is adopting new technology at a feverish pace. Tablets and cell phones are replacing paper blueprints, drones are surveying jobsites in 3D, and cloud collaboration is changing the way teams work together. Bluebeam plays a crucial role in this transformation. The key to our success is a customer-focused approach to product development: we work with the industry to create solutions for the industry. Today, over 1.6 million people throughout the world use Bluebeam. In the US, we're a critical partner for the majority of top AEC firms, and rapidly expanding our presence globally, with offices in Sweden, Germany and the UK.

            Come design and build your future with us.

            Bluebeam is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

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    ProcureCon IT: Europe's only peer-led IT procurement conference

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    Originally launched in 1999, ProcureCon IT is centered around supporting the growth of procurement.  The two-day event, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, begins on 19 November 2019 and will welcome over 200 senior cross-industry IT procurement professionals. The event is set to play host t...
              

    Main Street on Juist Island, Germany

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    Counter Terrorism/Counter- ACCM Programs Expert

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    Job DescriptionThe Counter Terrorism/Counter-ACCM Program expert is a Subject Matter Expert with the geopolitical and cultural expertise necessary to conduct research, analysis, and assessments to assist in synchronization of the command's operations, planning, military strategy, and policy development..and.nbsp; A Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility is required..and.nbsp; Primary place of duty will be at Government offices in Stuttgart, Germany, with travel required on an as-needed basis.Responsibilities:.and.nbsp;Conduct research, analyses, and provide recommendations to plan joint SOF operations, Irregular Warfare (IW) operations (to include UW and Resistance operations), Counterterrorism (CT), and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) from the spectrum of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Security Cooperation (SC) authorities..and.nbsp;Provide research, analyses, and recommendation to operational planning, SC planning, military strategy and policy development, requirements and resourcing planning, strategic engagement planning, kinetic and non-kinetic targeting, joint fires, Alternative Compensatory Control Measure (ACCM) coordination, security management, the Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS), and the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS)..and.nbsp;Research, analyses, and recommendations shall directly result in thorough and effective strategic and operational analysis for development and incorporation into SOCEUR planning documents that support the GCP-R, GCP-V, FCP-CWMD, the EUCOM Combatant Commander's Campaign Plan (CCP), EUCOM Theater Campaign Order (TCO), SOCEUR SSCCP, SOCEUR Supporting Theater Campaign Order (SSTCO), SOCEUR Operations Plans (OPLAN), SOCEUR Concept Plans (CONPLAN), periodic Foreign Military Training reports, Annual SC program reports to Congress, the EUCOM Counterterrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP),.and.nbsp; Strategic Engagement plans and supporting Strategic Engagement Playbook, SOCEUR Joint Targeting Cycle, ACCM access indoctrination documents and verification tracking documents, daily Security Cooperation coordination and reports, periodic readiness and training assessments, exercise training objectives, and the annual Joint Mission Essential Tasks List (JMETL) review..and.nbsp;.and.nbsp;.and.nbsp;.and.nbsp;.and.nbsp;.and.nbsp;.and.nbsp; Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply..and.nbsp; Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply..and.nbsp; Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information
              

    : Unsettled & cold - Milder east, 11 07 - 05:43

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    Staying unsettled and cold for much of central and western Europe, milder in the east Thursday Rain affecting northern Spain on Thursday, some of it heavy. Central and southern Spain should be dry with sunny spells, although sopme showers may affect far southern coasts and hills. Showers in the Balearics with further showers in Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy showers, some thundery for southern Italy and Sicily. Showers too for western Greece but dry for most. Turkey shoud be dry with good spells of sunshine. Rain and wind for the west of France, few showers in the east. Some heavy periods of rain in the Low Countries, these also affecting the far west of Germany. eastern Germany should be dry with sunny spells although Poland will too be dry. Some showers for Jungary but dry in Austria. Rain in western Switzerland. Denmark will have sunny spells and scatered showers. These scattered showers affecting the Baltic States too. Finland will be chilly and dry. A few showers in eastern Sweden but dry elsewhere. Mostly dry and chilly in Norway.

    Friday Wet in northern a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Spain.htm" TARGET="_top">Spain through Friday. The south will be dry and sunny but cold. Showers and rain in the Balearics and this rain will be affecting Corsica and Sardinia too. More rain in central and northern parts of Spain. a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Greece.htm" TARGET="_top">Greece will have a few showers in the west. Much of Turkey should be dry and sunny. Rain affects western a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/France.htm" TARGET="_top">France. Brighter and drier to the north and east. More showers to come in the Low Countries with rain for southern Germany. Northern Germany should be dry. Poland will be dry and mild with sunny spells, wilst it also stays dry in Hungary. Austria and Switzerland will hacve periods of rain. Denmark will have a mix of sunshine and showers. More rain in southern a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Sweden.htm" TARGET="_top">Sweden. The Baltic States will be mild with broken cloud with mild weather too in Finland. Norway will be chilly ad dry with sunshine.


              

    Port Charlotte man discovers his birth in Nazi concentration camp

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    A Port Charlotte man, who was born in a concentration camp in the Holocaust, continues to grip with the pain of his past as he will soon travel to Germany. Peter Loth will sit in on the trial of one of the Schutzstaffel guards at the Nazi Germany camp where he was born.
              

    Topic "Returning to Canada" a message from PMM

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    CynCardew wrote:
    I'm a Canadian married to an English man (UK) and together we have 2 Canadian Children, both born in Canada. We've lived in France for 7 years.

    My husband had a Permanent Resident Card in Canada but as it had expired while we were living in France, as we were planning a visit back to Canada, he needed to renounce it in order to apply for an ETA. We plan on moving back permanently next year, will he have to reapply for a Permanent Resident Card all over again?
    If yes, can he start the application process from France before our return? Knowing he'd have to go back to Canada for appointments or signing paperwork.
    For me and the kids, do we just start on paperwork (licence, healthcard etc) once we return?

    Thanks for any help or advice.


    1. No, the PR card is only the indication that a person has PR status, your spouse renounced his PR status. (He didn't have to do that, as he was accompanying a Canadian citizen spouse residing abroad he would have maintained his PR status, and only would have required a PR Travel Document to return to Canada) But that's water under the bridged.
    2. You will have to sponsor him. As a Canadian citizen residing abroad you can start the process, but will have to demonstrate what steps you have made to return to Canada if he is issued a PR visa (COPR). \
    3. If you sponsor abroad, any interviews would be held at the overseas processing office.

    4. You and your children will (depending) on the Province where you intend to settle, will most likely have a 3 months waiting period for Health Insurance after your arrival. Depending on what Drivers License you hold, it will be a straight swap for a Provincial DL. DLs that can be swapped


    • Austria

    • Australia

    • France

    • Germany

    • Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey

    • Ireland

    • Japan

    • Netherlands

      • Except former territories in Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten.

    • New Zealand

    • South Korea (not motorcycles)

    • Switzerland

    • Taiwan (not motorcycles)


              

    A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS

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    A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS.
    by: Neneng R. Tarigan

    Friendship is a unique relationship that knows no difference, cultural or otherwise.~

    As bloggers, I think it is part of our obligation to promote our friends' blogs or their web sites in any possible way we can.
    Yes, I must admit, sometimes we feel reluctant because some of them are so unmindful even to leave a little comment on our posts; we feel bad about that. However, let us forget about their negative sides for a while and think what we can value and learn from our blogger friends who really have brilliant ideas to put in their blogs, sorts of stories and info that would make our lives as the readers much happier, knowledgeable and colorful.
    Let us just remember, how they have made our day full with laughter and curiosity with their intriguing writings, how they can turn our egoism down with their preaches and the wise words as well as poems that they have created or some had been quoted from famous people around the world, or the pictures and traveling experiences they shared with us in their blogs, their cooking recipes, their fashion ideas, their health tips, their amazing pictures, their gigs, their craziness, their cartoons, their love stories, their films, their talent as fortune tellers, their free money making machines, their skill as an IT experts, their gardening, their small agriculture expertise, their arts, their architecture, their free games and thousand others that could color our lives.
    This post is a tribute to that kind of friends I have. There are thousands of them, but let us check some of their links and find out why these people deserve a special tribute as friends, though most of them are non professional writers, photographers, film makers, but what they had produced would make us whispers: " Yes indeed, they are really good!"
    Here are some recommended links that I am sure you might share my view of their quality. Please take note that the row where I put the names of the bloggers does not represent the rank at all. You may also recommend me more links and categories to be add in this list, but that should not be the links belong to companies or organizations except your own company or organization; I am sure that will be interesting and fun as we could assume it as a little appreciation among us as real bloggers.
    I highly value your concern for spending your precious time to check for the links in this list. I wish our works as bloggers would contribute to a greater advantageous to many people around the globe; and most importantly, to create a better connection and to enable us as human beings to live in peace and harmony together.
    May God bless our works.
    Forever your friend, Neneng Tarigan - Indonesia.

    Preaches
    Dr. Russ Murray (Canada)
    http://woman4virtue.blogspot.com/
    Judas Maccabaeus(Israel)

    Novel
    Sir Johnny Ray (USA), the American No 1 Winning Novelist and an award winning writer of international romantic novels.
    http://www.sirjohn.us
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Novelist-J...
    Pandora Poikilos (UK), a novelist. Peace from Pieces
    Manoj Kumar (India), The Dot
    http://www.justanotherdot.blogspot.com/
    http://www.justanotherdot.wordpress.com/
    Aisha (Pakistan), 3yeSH's Illusion, She and The City
    http://www.3yesha.com
    Daniel Fung (Malaysia)
    http://cha2ming.blogspot.com/









    Poems:
    Jim McIntosh (New Zealand), Holes in My Soles
    http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com
    Simon M Hunter (UK), Simon Hunter Poetry
    Rigzin Namgyal (India), Love, Poems, Thought
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/rigzzz
    Vishwas Anand (India), Provoking Hearts and Minds
    http://vishwasanand28.wordpress.com/
    Kymberly Berson, Words of Expression
    http://kkswordsofexpression.synthasite.com/

    Thriller and Horror:
    Julian Ravage (USA), Writing, Arts, Dreams.
    http://www.julianravage.com/
    John Mountain (USA), Written in Blood, Writing and Promoting thriller and horror books, films and video
    Scott Riddick (USA), Tales From A Motel
    http://www.talesfromamotel.blogspot.com

    Life:
    Scott Riddick  (USA), a Typical Read
    http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
    Debra El Ramey (USA), Pure and Simple
    Bonnie Panter Gayadeen (USA), Bongo is me at
    http://bongoisme.blogspot.com
    Therra Favor Weinberg (USA), Oh Lead Me
    http://www.ohleadme.com/
    Amit Purswani (India), Krane Metal
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/krane_metal
    Umamaheswari Andane (India), Perpetual Mind.
    http://perpetualthinkings.blogspot.com/
    Savira Yogasavi (India), A Purple Journey
    http://yogasavy.blogspot.com
    Lisa Brandel (USA), The Widow Lady.
    http://widowlady302.blogspot.com/
    Deborah/Debbie (USA), Scattered Musing of A Creative Mind.
    http://scatteredmusings.net/

    Traveling Experience:
    Dave Briggs (UK), "Daves Travel Page". Around The World Cyclist.
    http://www.davestravelpages.com/
    Jim McIntosh (New Zealand). Holes in My Soles.
    http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com
    Sigit Hermawan (Indonesia), Rest Area
    http://restarea28.blogspot.com/
    Heinz Rainer (Austria), Project Life Art Travel: Life on Three Continents.
    http://africasiaeuro.blogspot.com/
    Michal Rupinski (Poland), Unlimited Dreamers
    http://www.UnlimitedDreamers.com/blog
    AJ Poliquit (Philippines), The Transcendental Tourist,
    http://ajpoliquit.wordpress.com
    Jorie Pacli (Philippines), The Long and Winding Road.
    http://jorietravel.blogspot.com/
    Norazam Che Amat, (Malaysia)
    www.kenalinegaraku4u2c.blogspot.com
    www.malaysiaopenhouse2u.blogspot.com
    Baracea Cosmin (Romania), Most Beautiful Islands
    http://mostbeautifullisland.blogspot.com/
    Aznzar (Morocco), Subme, Morocco Deserts.
    http://www.morocco-deserts.blogspot.com/

    Photography:
    Jim Brandono (USA), JP Brandono Photography
    http://jpbrandano.imagekind.com/
    Mike Neal (USA), Neal Studios
    http://nealstudios.net/
    Endy Daniel (Indonesia), Endy Photography
    Hind Toufga (Morocco), Fashion Photography
    http://hind-toufga.blogspot.com

    Recipes:
    Laura Spear (USA), Culinary Adventures.

    Agriculture
    Robert Puckett (USA), Missouri Permaculture.
    http://www.missouripermaculture.com/

    Architecture:
    Cafelab Architettura (Italy)
    Chrystal Baker Russel (Canada), Adorn on a Shoestring, Interior Decoration
    http://www.adornonashoestring.com/

    IT
    Prabha Karan (India), Peppyday: News, Softwares, Blogging
    Joe Morrow (USA) at
    http://www.thebloggerpageshowto.blogspot.com/
    Subrato Paul (India), Golden Twine,
    http://www.goldenTwine.com/
    Abhinav Singh (India), Hacking, Security, Computer.
    http://hackingalert.blogspot.com/

    Social Media:
    Weddy Rhamdeny Karnalies (Indonesia/Australia), Social Outbreak/Indofast International


    Human Right:
    Geoge Sera (Kenya), Alliance Vision Educational Centre, A community project that supports orphans, widows and all vulnerable people in slum areas.
    http://www.avec.webs.com/ http://www.alliancevision.blogspot.com/ http://www.avec.wetpaint.com/ http://www.avec.cealon.com/
    Jessica Brant (USA),  Finding One's Way, Women, Domestic Abuse, Survivor Stories
    http://findingonesway.com/

    Education:
    Damaio Carlos (Brazil), English Tips and Tour Guide.
    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com/
    Barry Smith (Australia), Keeping Kids Out of Trouble
    http://www.keepkidsoutoftrouble.com/
    Cristina Dubei (Romania), Human Resources and Marketing Projects.
    http://krisztad.blogspot.com/

    Health:
    Al Sears, MD (USA), Power for Healthy Living
    http://www.alsearsmd.com/contact-us/
    Dr. Khan Sherief (Oman), All Internal Medicine
    http://anaesthesiatoday.blogspot.com
    Jeff Simms (USA), Overcoming Diabetes
    http://overcomingdiabetes.blogspot.com/
    Mary Hudak Collins (USA), Living with Celiac & Food Allergies
    Green Yatra (India),
    http://zaroorat-a-need.blogspot.com/
    Egidius Heerkens (Netherlands), A Self Sufficient Journey,
    Nature, Cooking, Bush-crafts.
    http://www.eheerkens.com/

    Journal:
    Scott Ledbetter (USA), Ye Olde Journalist

    Spiritual:
    MaryelllenGrady (USA)
    Jessica Mokrzycki (USA), Ascending The Hills
    http://www.ascendingthehills.blogspot.com

    Fortune Teller:
    Indranil Ray (India), Astrology Useful Information
    http://indranilray.blogspot.com/

    Gigs:
    Patricia Morrison (Canada), The Writing Womb
    http://www.thewritingwomb.com/
    Scott Riddick (USA), A Typical Read
    http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
    Pramod Lohia (Thailand), My Musing.
    http://likemymusings.blogspot.com/

    Cartoon:
    Johnny Ancich (Canada)

    Fashion:
    Thuy Kathrin Otto and friends (Germany), Two For Fashion
    http://www.twoforfashion.de/
    Nava Krishnan (Malaysia), Life Style on Nava K.
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/lifestyle_on_nava_k
    Hannah Santhanam (UK), Carina Bridesmaid Dresses
    http://bridesmaiddresses.name/
    AngHoo (Singapore), Korean Fashion Indulgence,
    http://koreanfashionindulgence.weebly.com/2/post/2011/05/define-your-own-style-be-a-fashion-trendsetter.html
    Mdvanii (Finland)
    Soncere Nada (Italy), Milana Fashion Galery
    http://milanafashiongallery.blogspot.com/
    Zeeshan Rhana (Pakistan), Pakistan, India Beauty and Style

    Jewelleries:
    Gilliauna (Italy), Bits and Beads, Handcrafted jewelry.
    http://www.bitsnbeads.com/
    Sarah Jones, USA, Cute Jewelery
    http://jewellery-style.blogspot.com/



    Traditional Music:
    Vedang Dharashive (India)
    http://vedangdharashivemusic.blogspot.com/

    Glass art:

    Bibi Bowman (USA)
    http://visualartexchange.ning.com/profile/bibibowmanrodrigue
    Ashley Brake (USA)
    http://theartistinyou.typepad.com/taiy/ashley-brake.html
    Allison Reece (USA), Allison Reece Arts.

    Wood crafts:
    Sarah Wood (USA), Wood Arts Universe.
    http://www.woodartsuniverse.com/

    Films:
    Aabhisek Phanda (India), Film Maker.
    Entertainment:
    Chad Elliot, Days in the Park
    http://www.daysinthepark.com/

    Stars and Films Comments:
    Colleen Sullivan (USA), Star Smoothy
    http://www.starsmoothy.com/

    Forex:
    Ikon Group (USA), 
    http://www.ikonfx.com/

    Making Money on Line:
    Derek Jones (UK), Derek's Home and Business Blog
    http://www.facebook.com/DereksHomeandBusinessBlog 
    http://www.derekjones.co 
    Francisco Linares (UK), How to Make Money On Line With Francisco Linares.
    http://www.whatnetworkonline.com/
    Delois Mc Kay (USA), Click Bank Success Blog.
    Bronzilla Sheppard (USA), Gift Ideas, Make Money and Advice 
    http://bronzilla-sheppard.blogspot.com/
    Adam Jones (Australia), Video Marketing
    http://www.youtubehigh.com/ 
    Kevin Elliott (USA), The Best Way to Promote Business Through Video.
    https://www.videocontrolpanel.net/
    Akinori Shiratori (Japan), Javita Independent
    http://www.myjavita.com/noritou

              

    An uncontrollable mess: The proliferation of state spyware

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    An uncontrollable mess: The proliferation of state spyware

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    Three NGOs and a digital rights platform from Germany including Reporters Without Borders (RSF Germany), The Society for Civil Rights (GFF), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) this month filed a criminal lawsuit against FinFisher, a German company that develops and markets the spyware called FinSpy, for illegally exporting their software to Turkey. The Munich public prosecutor has launched an investigation into the charges. 

    The matter is not new for those who follow this field; reports of FinSpy's use against the opposition in Turkey have been circulating for years. This latest episode is based on the claim that the Turkish government planted the software on a fake website designed to attract people interested in, or involved with the Adalet website, which was originally created to facilitate the coordination of opposition during 2017 protest marches. 

    According to the claims, this site contained an app that infected the users' devices with FinSpy, which has many capabilities that can completely undermine the privacy of the individuals who used their devices, opening up opportunities for the Turkish government to abuse information to put pressure on opposition figures. At this point, this is a claim that is still being investigated, but it is well known that intelligence agencies, governments, and even third parties routinely utilise spyware for multiple purposes.

    Installing antivirus or privacy protection software is no guarantee against such tools, which are designed to evade such measures. Regardless of the result of the German court case, such tools will continue to proliferate in the foreseeable future. As early as six years ago, researchers from the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto found servers operating FinSpy in 25 countries including Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar and the United States. 

    In some cases, the sale and use of FinSpy happened through legal channels, but in an age when the proliferation of extremely complex and costly programmes such as nuclear weapons cannot be fully controlled, to suggest that uncontrolled proliferation of mere software is difficult as it is bound by legal frameworks would be ludicrous. There have already been multiple reports of state actors using FinSpy to monitor their populations and suppress dissent, as the Turkish example also suggests.

    And FinSpy is by no means the only tool used by states for such purposes; another recent report of abuse, also revealed by the Citizen Lab in 2018 shows that spyware called Pegasus, developed by Israeli company NSO Group was used by a number of countries. Citizen Lab also found that at least 10 operators of the spyware "appear to be engaged in cross-border surveillance". In total, the report found Pegasus infections in 45 countries.

    When it comes to the proliferation of surveillance software, states are not the only interested audience; from businesses to hacker groups (ethical or otherwise), from criminal organisations to terrorist organisations, there is an enormous and chaotic marketplace for such tools, and proliferation happens at every level. In the case of Pegasus, a former employee of NSO Group was charged with stealing the spyware and trying to sell it for $50 million over the dark web. 

    Much of the code of FinSpy was found to have been copied and used by the hacker group StrongPity, which staged numerous "Man-in-the-Middle (MiTM)" attacks in recent years, especially in Turkey (but also in Belgium, Italy and Syria). In other words, FinFisher did not have to sell anything illegally to anyone; its code and methods could be compromised by one of many hacker groups. 

    Proliferation does not only happen through illicit or illegal means. In 2016, it was found that Turk Telekom had used Sandvine/Procera Networks Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) devices to deliver FinSpy to users who wanted to download Windows applications. Similar claims were made for Telecom Egypt, as well. When the U.S.-based company Procera, which operates branches in Canada and Sweden, became aware through its engineers in Sweden that its products were used by Turk Telekom, senior technical engineer Kriss Andsten resigned, sending a company-wide email that said: "I do not wish to spend the rest of my life with the regret of having been a part of Erdoğan’s insanity, so I'm out." 

    According to Forbes, the initial request by Turk Telekom through a proxy had been deemed legitimate by senior figures at the company. But it turned out that Turk Telekom did not just request usernames and passwords, but also the IP addresses of the users, as well as a list of sites they visited.

    The strength of the software that was sold to Turkey was likened to a tool used by the National Security Agency in its capabilities by computer security researchers.

    If you thought that the major threat to your privacy came from businesses and social media, consider the fact that the motivations of most businesses involve profit, and the legal tools at their disposal can only collect so much. While this is not taken lightly, it is the tip of the iceberg. What about tools built from the ground up to spy on your every activity, designed to avoid detection, tools capable of reading all your messages, including encrypted ones, tools capable of locating your location at any given time with great precision, tools that can not only access your most intimate personal information, but are capable of acting on your behalf using your own equipment?" Do not forget, these tools are primarily being used by state actors with vast resources, in addition to other groups.

    Turkey has been accused time and again of abusing human rights, including the right to privacy. In all three examples above, Turkey was one of the top consumers of spyware. This is not a coincidence.

    *My thanks to MiTM Labs (https://mitmlabs.com/) for the help in researching certain aspects of this article.

     

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    The views expressed in this column are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Ahval.


              

    Syria offensive exposes Turkey’s disastrous counter-terrorism policy

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    Turkey's problematic counter-terror efforts in northeast Syria have left it using detained Islamic State (ISIS) fighters to threaten Europe and possibly increasing the Kurdish threat along its border while losing the support of key allies like the United States. 

    Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu told reporters on Monday that Turkey would return captured ISIS members to their countries of origin even if those countries had revoked their citizenship.

    Blaise Misztal, a fellow at U.S. think tank the Hudson Institute, saw Soylu’s statement as akin to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's repeated threat to “open the gates” and let refugees flood into Europe. 

    “It’s hard to see how that is anything more than an extension of the sort of blackmail that Turkey has been engaging in on Syrian refugees,” Misztal told Ahval in a podcast. “This is really a veiled threat against European countries.”  

    Also on Monday, Turkey demanded Germany take back 20 ISIS members. 

    Some 2,000 foreign ISIS fighters and 11,000 of their family members are being held in Kurdish-controlled detention camps in northeast Syria. Soylu also said Turkey was holding 1,200 ISIS detainees in Turkish prisons and had captured 287 ISIS members in northeast Syria. 

    Launched on Oct. 9, Turkey’s Syria operation has killed at least 250 people, mostly Kurds, and displaced some 300,000 people, leading to fears of ethnic cleansing by prominent observers, including former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. 

    Turkey’s main military objective is decimating the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its affiliate the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which it sees as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has led an insurgency in Turkey since 1984 and is labelled a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, as well as Turkey. 

    Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın said on Monday that a considerable blow had been dealt to the YPG and called on Western allies for support. 

    “Turkey expects its allies, be it the U.S., EU or any other country, to assume a clear stance against all kinds of terror,” said Kalın. “Recognising the PKK as a terror group on paper is not enough. What you practice is important.”

    U.S. forces visited the YPG in Qamishli, in northeast Syria, on Saturday and a source told Agence France-Presse that the United States planned to set up a military post there. The Wall Street Journal quoted U.S. officials as saying a U.S. convoy on Sunday saw artillery strikes landing close to its position near the town of Tel Tamr where fighting had intensified between Turkish and Kurdish forces.

    This followed a recent incident when Turkish forces fired on U.S. positions in Kobani. Also on Sunday, the aid group Free Burma Rangers said one of its workers was killed and another wounded by a Turkish drone strike near Tal Tamr on Sunday.

    “What the United States wanted was to avoid a confrontation with Turkish troops, it did not necessarily want to end the counter-terrorism partnership with the SDF,” said Misztal, who sees frictions between U.S. troops and Turkish and Turkish-backed forces lingering and even increasing as long as the U.S. mission in northeast Syria remains ambiguous. 

    President Donald Trump has said U.S. forces will be staying in Syria to protect Kurd-controlled oil fields, but U.S. forces have continued the fight against ISIS. After the U.S. killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last week, Bloomberg reported that the United States was looking into possible Turkish intelligence links to ISIS, particularly as the Turkish military has observation posts not far from Baghdadi’s hideout. 

    Turkey’s focus on the PKK-YPG has left it blind to other forms of terrorism, said Misztal, pointing to an oft-ignored concern in regards to terrorism in northern Syria: what might happen to al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a group with links to Turkey, once it is pushed out of Idlib by the forces of President Bashar Assad. “Where will they go? And what will (HTS’) relationship with Turkey look like?” he wondered. 

    Misztal also cited reporting that ISIS cells still exist in Turkey today, that thousands of foreign fighters traveled through Turkey to join ISIS, and that Turkish intelligence sent weapons to rebels in Syria.  

    “ISIS is a major national security threat for Turkey,” Yusuf Erim, political analyst for Turkish state broadcaster TRT World, told Ahval. "While many have tried to downplay Turkey's contributions in the fight against the terror group, the truth is Turkey has neutralised more ISIS terrorists than any other country.”

    State-run Anadolu news agency said Turkey had killed 3,500 ISIS terrorists and arrested 5,500. Yet the annual U.S. State Department country report on Turkey, released on Friday, warned that it remained a transit point for foreign fighters and could serve as a corridor to replenish ISIS. 

    The Turkish presidency condemned the report for not mentioning the SDF or YPG, and presidential adviser Fahrettin Altun announced early Tuesday that Turkey had captured the sister of ISIS leader Baghdadi. 

    “There’s a certain myopia in the Turkish government about who’s really a terrorist,” said Misztal, pointing out that Baghdadi was killed in Idlib province, which is controlled by HTS. 

    This shows the moral bankruptcy, said Misztal, of Turkey’s argument that it is laser-focused on the YPG and terrorism. Now, instead of having its ally, the United States, partnering with the YPG, Turkey faces the prospect of the Syrian Kurdish militia controlled by less friendly governments in Moscow and Damascus. 

    “You’re not going to see Syria and Russia really want to stamp out the YPG in a way Turkey would want to,” he said, pointing out that Russia and Syria both made common cause with the PKK against Turkey in the 1990s. “Sometime down the road, they’re probably going to be more willing to arm the YPG, more willing to support the PKK inside Turkey, than the U.S. ever was.”

    Already, SDF Commander Mazloum Kobani is now sitting at the negotiating table with the United States and Russia. "Turkey is not completely happy as there are still YPG elements in the region," said Erim, adding that Ankara reserves the right to resume military operations as needed.

    Misztal pointed out that Erdoğan supported rebels seeking to topple Assad for years, and still supports Syrian opposition forces like HTS in Idlib. 

    “It stands to reason that Assad will want to pay him back in kind, and have his own proxy force that he can deploy against Turkey,” said Misztal. “I think in the long-term Turkey is making its situation on the Syrian-Turkish border worse. It’s creating the conditions to enable the very thing it wants to prevent, which is the further strengthening of the PKK.”


              

    Brave, independent and free: Ahval is two years old!

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    Today Ahval is starting its third year.

    Ahval aims to provide true, balanced, many-sided news and analysis, and brave and honest comment on Turkey and its place in the world at a time when the profession of journalism has been destroyed by its government and its propaganda machine.

    We are now one of the main sources of news on Turkey and the feedback from readers is overwhelmingly positive. We hope to show that good, honest journalism can overcome the barriers of fear and oppression. 

    When we started two years ago, our small team knew what awaited us. We knew we would have to fight slander, lies and suspicion in a hostile environment dominated by power, greed and self-interest.

    We aimed to train a critical eye on those wielding political and economic power however and give space to a range of different, even opposing, views free from the self-censorship so prevalent inside Turkey. No matter what anyone has said about us, no matter what label they have tried to pin on us, we have focused on producing honest journalism.

    In response, we have faced successive efforts to block access to our website, but we have shown that the ways to reach our readers cannot be exhausted. The bans and slander against us have only convinced us we are on the right track. 

    A year ago, we expanded our output and launched the Ahval podcast series, covering topics from the economy, health, history, politics and the environment. In that short time, we have become the number one source of podcasts on Turkey, reaching the dynamic younger generation of Turks and Kurds.

    In the last year, our pages have been visited more than 60 million times by more than 10 million people, more than two million of them from the United States and Germany alone. The number of unique visitors is close to 200,000 a day, or 4 million a month. Almost half of our readers are in Turkey, 15 percent in the United States, more than 10 percent in EU countries, and close to 10 percent from Arab countries.

    Some 35 percent of our readers are aged between 25 and 34, 30 percent between 18 and 24; 17 percent between 35 and 44, and close to 15 percent between 45 and 54.

    While conveying news and comment that we value from other sources, we have always tried to respect ethical rules and give references to these sources.

    I give the floor to Ahval Turkish editor Ergun Babahan:
    "Journalism has always been a troubled profession in Turkey. In the past, newspapers ignored the preferences of the people and kept within the boundaries set by the military General Staff. But there were still institutions and individuals trying to practice journalism.

    “But not anymore. Professional dignity has been trodden on. The General Staff has been replaced by Erdoğan and the Presidential Palace. He is able to control all the media through his son-in-law and his son-in-law’s brother … Today there are only a handful of colleagues practicing journalism in Turkey and they face the constant risk of imprisonment.

    “Self-censorship has reached its highest point in history. Such conditions increase the importance and value of publications based on objectivity and truth. Ahval is trying to do just that with its small staff.

    “As we step into our third year, the response of our readers shows we are on the right track … A Turkey with a free press and true democracy is our greatest wish.''

    Ilhan Tanir, the editor of Ahval English, shares his opinion:

    “We have chased the news and tried to show what has happened, adding comment from experts without being trapped into becoming an activist publication. We have never censored ourselves and our journalism.

    “When we have made mistakes, we have raced to correct and acknowledge them, so as to build the trust of our readers… When there has been good news about Turkey, we wrote about it, though good news sadly seems to becoming increasingly rare.

    “We hope Ahval has become a trusted source of news and analysis about Turkey, both on the domestic and diplomatic fronts.”

    Ahval Arabic editor Ghassan Ibrahim:

    "Many Ahval readers believe it is a long-standing, well-established media website even though it has only been around for two years. Producing news in Turkish, English and Arabic also extends our reach and adds to our credibility. The crucial Arab perspective on Turkey and its relations with its Arab neighbours is often missing in Western media. The sources that we have in Ahval Arabic also feed into the Turkish and English sections of the site and enrich their coverage.”

    I finished my article on the first anniversary of Ahval with these lines:
    "We will continue to respond to all efforts to silence or discredit us with the quality content we provide to our readers and followers.”

    As Ziya Paşa says: "A tree is known by its fruit.”

    In an environment where many voices are silenced, printed media is dying and censorship has reached a peak, we are a pluralist meeting point for opinions and conflicting ideas.
    We are not a venue for the propaganda of any interest group, political organisation, religious entity or power. We are only followers of the truth. 

    As Ahval turns three, I would like to thank the Ahval team, our reporters and our contributors who share their courageous and independent opinions with our readers, for turning Ahval into a rising star.


              

    Invitation to Medica 2018

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    It would be our great pleasure to meet you at the exhibition. Please kindly reply directly to this E-mail(marketing@daangene.com) to schedule our meeting! Should you need any help, please feel free to contact us! Wish you a wonderful experience at Medica Germany and we are looking forward to your coming!

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    In Germany a new solar electric car is now being made and available in 2019.
    This car is unique . It has it's own solar panels that will charge the car for up to 30 klms per day. - in good hot sun .
    My question is - can the Telsa charges help ?
    Here is the car and company .
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    MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN On New Guitarist VOGG: His 'Audition Just F**king Blew My Mind'

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    MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn spoke to France's HEAVY1 about the addition of Polish guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (DECAPITATED) and British drummer Matt Alston (DEVILMENT, EASTERN FRONT) to the group's ranks. Kiełtyka and Alston have joined MACHINE HEAD on the first leg of its 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My Eyes", which kicked off in Germany on October 5 in Freiburg, and will continue across Europe, wrapping in Dublin, Ireland on November 8. "We were doing auditions for a while, and Vogg's audition just fucking blew my mind — it was so fucking tight and fucking accurate," Flynn stated about how the guitarist ended up landing the gig (see video below). "He sent over [a recording of] 'Imperium' as his first song just as a test. We always had all the dudes do a sound test, just to make sure the levels are good and stuff. I was, like, 'Oh my God! This dude is playing 'Imperium' better than I can right now.' [Laughs] It was crazy. And we ended up talking. Super-nice guy. Matt, same thing. We flew him out, jammed with him, and he killed it." Each show on MACHINE HEAD's current tour was described in a press release as "a three-hour musical extravaganza," comprised of two parts: part one features a battery of MACHINE HEAD's modern classics, such as "Imperium", "Halo" and "Now We Die", featuring Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing alongside Kiełtyka and Alston. Part two features "Burn My Eyes" played in its entirety for the first time ever, with original drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader joining in. Asked how all the musicians are getting along and whether they are traveling together, Flynn told HEAVY1: "We're all in the band together — we all live together. The band's all on the bus — all six of us. And it's a great ride, man. Everybody is very respectful; everybody knows their role and just kind of doing it here and enjoying it. Everybody is out here having a blast. It's so nice to have people who are in a positive frame of mind, 'cause it wasn't like that in the past. And now it is, and it's fucking awesome." Flynn also confirmed that MACHINE HEAD will continue to make fresh material available for its fans following the arrival of "Do Or Die" last month. "We're gonna be releasing new music, for sure," he said. "We just dropped a new song, 'Do Or Die', and it's killing it. So, we're gonna continue to drop standalone singles and then probably an album at some point.' Robb said that he wasn't sure if all the standalone singles will eventually be included on a full-length album. "I don't know," he said. "I don't wanna wait three years to put out a record, like we always do. We kind of got into this pattern of three to four years between every album, and I don't like it. It's just too long. We sit on songs for two years sometimes before the world hears them, and I think the world's changed. I love that you can just drop a fucking song… We didn't even announce 'Do Or Die' — we just fucking put it out. I love that — I love that you can just drop a song now on an unsuspecting world and fucking blow people away. It's awesome. And surprise people." Asked if he embraces music-streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Flynn said: "Fuck yeah! I love that shit. I'm all Spotify. [Laughs] I'll never buy another CD again. I can say that — I'll never buy another physical product again. I've got all my music on my phone. And for the people that do want that stuff, we still cater to that. As a guy who grew up on vinyl, I know what awesome vinyl is, and as a collector, I can appreciate the aspects of that. So we go out of our way and spend way too much money to make these crazy elaborate CD packages. 'Catharsis' was a 24-page CD package — the booklet. It was crazy. The box sets, the vinyl — all that stuff. For the people that want that, we will give that. For me personally, I love having everything on Spotify. I travel. My life is transitory. I'm never in the same place. Having everything on my phone is the greatest thing for me." Kontos left MACHINE HEAD before the release of the band's second album, 1997's "The More Things Change", and was replaced by Dave McClain. Mader contributed to two MACHINE HEAD albums, the aforementioned "Burn My Eyes" and "The More Things Change", before exiting the group and being replaced by Ahrue Luster and, later on, Phil Demmel. McClain and Demmel both left MACHINE HEAD in October 2018.

              

    I AM ALREADY DOUBTFUL ABOUT BAKALAJ: "It will destroy effective Congressional oversight for years to come."

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    @Bakalaj...No no no sir...you are mistaken. Neonazism targeted entire human  race and didn't have intention to back down/negotiate with anyone ever(at any time whatsoever) in respect to any issues concerning its domination of the world. 

    Its goal was and is concentrated on everything non white(incl. on at least of 90% of what they suggest us today as white to get their idea going) on this planet(incl. and specially yellow race which represents the biggest threat to white European Aryan man). Hitler when started would also want world to see him for duration of years to come...it was too late even so !!!

    What happens if witness loses protection case vs what should be immediate arrest of Trump and his sons for here seen, you can only imagine...witch hunt on entire American population is what will take place. A BIRTH OF BIG NEONAZI GERMANY IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN. Not only would American people have no right to open their mouths any longer, but Trump would get to pick on and kill people publicly by naming shaming them via twitter or whatever...state of terror.


    Second - Why does WHISTLE-BLOWER WHO IS FEDERAL EMPLOYEE HAS TO HAVE LAWYER on the first place !!??????? 

    HE IS A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE AND ITS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR WHOM HE WORKS FOR....ITS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT(even for non federal employees) THAT SUPPOSED TO ENSURE HIS WELL BEING AND ANONYMITY. HE SHOULD BE IN POLICE PROTECTION 24/7.

    In my eyes, whistle blower or either his lawyer are in total agreement with Trump. Its a play and not real deal used to intimidate entire US population to commence above stated.

    I see this as yet another "art of the deal scam" from scammer con artist, rapist, pedophile, hater...word is about Donald Trump ladies and gentleman. Please wake up before it gets too late.

              

    Watch truth about Rand Paul(one of the staunchest supporter of neonzism in US - so called LIBERTARIAN) and not only Trump

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    Rand Paul claimed Americans I am neonzi - he claimed this to his neighbor anesthesiologist(got in physical confrontation after one realized the truth about me and Rand Paul per who in reality is who) who became involved in MKultra this way and used as staff member during first trips to Europe. Rick Perry, Ron Paul were in Bush/Trump's team...you can see clearly that Rand Paul is willing to die for his little Hitler https://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-jr-tweets-name-of-whistleblower-164434463.html


    I have revealed here stated some three/four years ago or so...and now you see with your eyes. Revealing thee truth about whistle blower should have them all arrested and trialed. This people loud and clear call for whistle blower's assassination which is contrary with federal laws - biggest offense in fact related to corruption.

    Ron Paul and Rand Paul were vehement defenders of US Constitution if you remember - in reality nothing more than  German neonazi tools. 

    IT WAS ALL ABOUT FREEDOM...LIBERTARIANISM - ALEX JONES RON AND RAND PAUL...FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS POISONING YOU PARANOIA...FLUORIDE TOOTH PASTE WHICH IS KILLING YOU AND NOT NEONAZI SWASTIKA IN SHEEP'S COSTUME.

    Ron Paul didn't campaigned for US military only to get out of bases worldwide - he and his son claimed that US is like police officer of the world and must stop acting like this and our people must be brought home rather than protect others globally...idea was to get instead US troops out of Germany RATHER than have Germans pay for their stay there as obligated !!! Something Trump helps him 24/7. 

    Germany is ready for another war and thirsty for land grab in Poland. German gestures on how one no longer wants nukes translate only in fact that one has stronger weapons that regular nukes and pressure on Poland for one to refrain itself from obtaining the same. WE HAVE HITLERISM IN MAKING !!! THIS TIME ONE STARTED BIG GERMANY - ON  THE OTHER SIDE OF THE OCEAN.

    Nobody knows US establishment as much as I do. I had opportunity to study them under MKultra from really up close.

    TRAITOR Kaczynski keeps Poland unarmed. Rather wastes money on useless planes vs what should be basic protection for Poland which even North Korea have stranded itself too as a solution from repeated war.

              

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    Month in Review: October 2019

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    Welcome to this month’s recap and review! If you want to catch up on all our expat months abroad, you can check out the reviews for June, July, August and September! Travels This month we went to… Nuremberg, Germany Munich, Germany Bamberg, Germany Bratislava, Slovakia Budapest, Hungary It was another big travel month for us after our moms trip in September. It was fun to do some travels closer to home because it meant we got to take the train and bring Ellie along with us. Plus, I got to cross my 41st country off the list (my goal is... Read More

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    Iran to take its fourth step to reduce JCPOA commitments

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    Along with the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany, and China, the US agreed on a long term deal with Iran on its nuclear programme for sanctions relief in 2015.

    The post Iran to take its fourth step to reduce JCPOA commitments appeared first on Daily News Egypt.


              

    East Germany, June 1953

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    A short account of the East German working class mass strike and uprising in 1953, which was crushed by Russian tanks, written by Andy Blunden in 1993.

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    Out In The Cold

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    The Paris Agreement was signed in 2016 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance.

    POTUS has begun to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. This is the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact to fight climate change. However, defying Trump, American governors who represent over half the U.S. population pledge to uphold the Paris climate agreement.

    Meanwhile, tens of thousands of young adults plan to skip classes this week to attend Global Climate Strike marches calling for immediate action to end climate change.

    How can this great nation now be alone in the danger zone? Why is it that no other countries have gone along with this decision?

    ‪Paris withdrawal: Trump officially turns his back on climate crisis and our own children https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/11/06/trump-withdraws-from-…

    A Dark Day For America
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/04/trump-just-formally-…

    ‪Trump administration begins Paris climate pact exit https://reut.rs/2NjDQJb

    ‪Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50297029

    ‪U.S. formally starts withdrawing from Paris climate agreement https://youtu.be/2wWTNWGSFJ4

    ‪As U.S. exits Paris pact, U.S. fossil energy chief says U.S.... https://reut.rs/2JQpDRE

    ‪U.S. Formally Begins To Leave The Paris Climate Agreement https://n.pr/2ohITQq

    ‪With the United States withdrawing from the climate pact, other big carbon emitters may have to step up their emission pledges. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/11/05/who-will-save-the-paris-agreement/


              

    NonStop Recruitment Ltd: Clinical sales specialist

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    €50.000 - €80.000 per annum + to be discussed : NonStop Recruitment Ltd: My client, a global company continuously committed to providing tailored solutions to the healthcare industry, is now looking for a clinical sales specialist in Germany to strengthen their field sales force and represent their cutting-edge robotic solutio Hamburg
              

    #475 – “When Two Spines Align” Book Review and Reese Goes to Germany by Kentucky Performance Products

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    Today we review the 1st book of the monthly book club, "When Two Spines Align" by Beth Baumert, with listener Lilla Mason. Plus, Reese talks about her adventures in Germany, and we have Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip on greasing the joints. Listen in...

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    Dressage Radio Episode 332 – Training in Germany and Effective Communication

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    This week Eliza Sydnor Romm shares her amazing time training in Germany and the Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip on effective communication by Christina Vinios. Listen in..

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    Dressage Radio Episode 292 – Revisit: Jet Lagged from Germany, Rising Star Laura Graves

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    Revisit: Reese and Philip, still giddy from horse shopping, are joined by Jaralyn Finn for a look at the WEG from the spectators point of view and Laura Graves stops by to tell the amazing story of her journey to the World Equestrian Games and her phenomenal 5th place finish in the WEG Freestyle. Listen in...

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    Dressage Radio Episode 275 – Jet Lagged from Germany, Jaralyn Finn’s WEG Adventure, Rising Star Laura Graves

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    Reese and Philip, still giddy from horse shopping, are joined by Jaralyn Finn for a look at the WEG from the spectators point of view and Laura Graves stops by to tell the amazing story of her journey to the World Equestrian Games and her phenomenal 5th place finish in the WEG Freestyle. Listen in...

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    Dressage Radio Episode 267 – WEG Update and Listener Rachel Goes to Germany

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    Listener Rachel Calabria fill Reese and Philip in on her training trip to Germany at the Westphalian Riding and Driving School. Plus, a World Equestrian Games 2014 update and the Total Saddle Fit Tip of the Week on training in groups in an arena. Listen in...

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    Dressage Radio Episode 244 – International Para-Dressage and the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program

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    Thomas Baur of Germany talks about his role as Organizer of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Lindsay and Regina finish the show with Bridget Kroger, who is a Veteran and the Organizer of the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program (WWEP). The WWEP encourages all veterans to get involved in the equestrian sport.

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    Dressage Radio Episode 221 – Charlotte Jorst at the FEI World Breeding Championships and USDF Fall Update

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    Charlotte Jorst reports on her representation of the USA in Verden, Germany, at the FEI World Breeding Championships for Dressage Young Horses. Plus, a USDF Fall update. Listen in...

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    Pyramid Society Stud Farm Tour 2019

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    New location of the EEE – proved board re-elected at the AGM

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    Neuer High-End-Streaminglautsprecher Qube XL liefert bei jeder Lautstärke ein einzigartiges Klangerlebnis, nachhaltige Fertigung Made in Germany

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    (Mynewsdesk) Aktiver 2-Wege-Lautsprecher Qube XL: Optimaler Klang bei jeder Lautstärke Hochwertiger Musikgenuss für alle Anlässe: Mit einem Gewicht von knapp drei Kilogramm und einer Kantenlänge von 17cm liefert der kompakte…

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    The Last Remaining Part of East Germany?

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    Following the end of the war in 1945, Germany was divided in two. One side, the east, became Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR) while the other side, the west, became Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD). When the country was eventually reunited in 1990, the BRD absorbed the DDR, and so what was formerly East Germany ceased to exist.…
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    Dressage Radio Episode 134 – German Star Helen Langehanenberg

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    Germany’s new star Helen Langehanenberg is Chris’ guest this week as she tells the story of her rise to prominence, her ambitions with both her Grand Prix partners and how she will spend the holidays. Download the podcast on iTunes or tune in right here...

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    Dressage Radio Episode 102 – Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final

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    German dressage journalist Kim Kreling joins Chris this week to review the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final from Leipzig, Germany. Take a listen right here...

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    Dressage Radio Episode 101 – Dressage Down Under

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    Brett Parbery and Penny Castles discuss dressage down under as they prepare for the Sydney CDI and we also preview the World Cup Dressage Finals taking place this week in Liepzig, Germany. Take a listen right here.

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    Dressage Radio Episode 82 by Back on Track – Australian team member Brett Parbery & Young rider Endel Ots

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    Australian hero, Brett Parbery is back; this time as a guest co-host and we welcome young rider Endel Ots as he prepares to spend a year with Hubertus Schmidt in Germany. Catch up with the latest episode right here…

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    Dressage Radio Episode 57 – Courtney King-Dye Update & Robert Dover

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    Robert Dover joins us from Germany with an update on Guenter Seidel’s recovery and a review of the Canadian team’s European tour. We also catch up with Lendon Gray who recently visited Courtney King-Dye. Take a listen here…

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    Dressage Radio Episode 45 – Evi Strasser and World Cup Final Report Plus a Review of Lisa’s Recent Auction

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    German-native and Canadian citizen, Evi Strasser, explains how she divides her time between Canada and Germany as the spring season gets underway. Plus we have a report on the 25th World Cup Finals from Claartje van Andel. Listen in…

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    Dressage Radio Episode 27 – Young Rider Champion Kassie Barteau

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    Young Rider Champion, Kassie Barteau joins us this week to talk about her successes and plans as she prepares to head to Frankfurt, Germany for the Young Rider World Cup Final. Listen in...

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    Dressage Radio Episode 20 – Welcome Lisa Wilcox

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    ‘He has my heart’ – Pro bodybuilder Pit Trenz dies at 53 – The CEO Magazine

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    Pit Trenz represented Germany throughout his career as an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness bodybuilder. When he retired he turned to coaching and trained others including Roman Fritz, Dennis Wolf and Markus Ruhl. By Ian Horswill Posted on November 7, 2019 Famed mass muscle body builder Pit Trenz has died at the age of […]

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    Pit Trenz dead at 53: Legendary German bodybuilder passes away after lungs collapse following battle with – The Sun

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    LEGENDARY German bodybuilder Pit Trenz has died at the age of 53. Trenz represented Germany throughout his career as an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and his devastated wife – and fellow bodybuilder – Sarah has confirmed his death. 5 German bodybuilder Pit Trenz has died aged 53Credit: Golders/@pit_trenz 5 Wife and fellow bodybuilder Sarah revealed the […]

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    “He is a political activist in uniform.”

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    Retired Army Officer Remembers Lt. Col. Vindman as Partisan Democrat Who Ridiculed America

    Aretired Army officer who worked with Democrat “star witness” Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman in Grafenwoher, Germany, claims Vindman “really talked up” President Barack Obama and ridiculed America and Americans in front of Russian military officers.
    In an eye-opening thread on Twitter last week, retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Jim Hickman said that he “verbally reprimanded” Vindman after he heard some of his derisive remarks for himself. “Do not let the uniform fool you,” Hickman wrote. “He is a political activist in uniform.”
    Hickman’s former boss at the Joint Multinational Simulation Center in Grafenwoehr has since gone on the record to corroborate his story.
    Hickman, 52, says he’s a disabled wounded warrior who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and who received numerous medals, including the Purple Heart.
    The retired officer said that Vindman, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Ukraine, made fun of the United States to the point that it made other soldiers “uncomfortable.” For example, Hickman told American Greatness that he heard Vindman call Americans “rednecks”—a word that needed to be translated for the Russians. He said they all had a big laugh at America’s expense.

    Vindman, who serves on the National Security Council (NSC), appeared last week before the House Intelligence Committee and testified that he’d had “concerns” about the July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Vindman’s testimony rested on his negative opinions of the call, rather than any new facts about the call.
    Vindman’s former boss, NSC Senior Director for European Affairs Tim Morrison, threw cold water on Vindman’s claims in his own testimony later in the week, saying he didn’t have concerns that “anything illegal was discussed” in the phone call.  Morrison also testified that Ukrainian officials were not even aware that military funding had been delayed by the Trump Administration until late August 2019, more than a month after the Trump-Zelensky call.

    “Completely Beyond Reproach”

    Hickman said he decided to come forward because Vindman “disobeyed a direct order from the commander-in-chief, his boss,” made his testimony “about his foreign policy opinions versus facts,” and “wore his Army service uniform to make a political statement” against the president.
    “Then right on cue, the mainstream media began calling him a war hero with a purple heart, and completely beyond reproach,” Hickman wrote in a statement to American Greatness and another journalist. “Knowing his political bias, backed by his somewhat radical left-leaning ideology, it was my obligation, indeed my duty, to come forward with this information. I couldn’t go to the same mainstream media to put it out, nor could I go to the Army, as they’re backing Vindman, so I took to Twitter, a source for getting the truth out,” he added.
    According to Hickman, Vindman was the Defense Department attaché at the Russian embassy in Germany when he met him in 2013. He told American Greatness that he also met Vindman’s twin brother Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman while he was stationed in Germany.
    “I know LTC Alex Vindman from a Combined US-Russian exercise called Atlas Vision [13] in Grafenwoher,” Hickman wrote on Twitter. “He worked with the Russian Embassy and I was assigned to the JMTC (Joint Multinational Training Command), within USAREUR (US Army Europe). He worked coordination w/the Russian 15th Peacekeeping Brigade, and I was in charge of all Simulations planning, as well as assisting the USAREUR Lead Planner as the Senior Military Planner.”
    Hickman provided American Greatness with a picture of himself and his wife while he was on vacation in Venice during that time period.
    He noted that he and Vindman had “interacted on several different occasions throughout the planning cycle, but it was during the actual execution of the exercise that we had an issue relevant to his recent testimony.”

    Laughing At Americans’ Expense

    Hickman said he had pretty much forgotten about Vindman until recently.

              

    Do we know that they haven't already begun?

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    ISIS Tells Followers to Set Forest Fires in U.S., Europe


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    A media outlet affiliated with ISIS has been instructing the group's radical adherents to set forest fires in the United States and Europe to cause mass ecological disasters, according to posts on an internet forum dedicated to the terror group.
    At least four propaganda posters that have appeared on the pro-ISIS Quraysh media outlet have urged followers to "ignite fires" as part of an ongoing jihad against America and its allies.
    "The first poster in the series was published in April 2019," according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which tracks the radical forum. "The text reads: ‘Oh monotheists [followers of ISIS], ignite fires in the forests and fields, and we are addressing especially those who live in Europe and America, for they are painful to them.'"
    The fourth poster, released on Monday, includes similar text: "Ignite fires in the forests of America, France, Britain, and Germany, for they are painful to them."

              

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    Crossing the Bavarian Alps

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    There are many route variations  crossing the Bavarian Alps which straddle most of Germany’s southern border with Austria.  As I sorted my way through the possibilities, several things were important to me.  Both ends of my hike needed to be served by good public transportation.  I was also looking to see some of the area’s … Continue reading Crossing the Bavarian Alps

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    Light and Space Academy

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    Light and Space Academy at Group X started to collaborate with Leibniz Institute in Berlin, Germany. The main target is to minimize light pollution and energy consumption by studying and doing the “Interdisciplinary Eco-Architectural Darkness Design & Pragmatism”, Creating a design guide booklet with recommendations. The first Light and Space presentation by Julle Oksanen and Hannu […]
              

    The rules-based Federal Reserve: 2 of 2: and the robust US economy. John B. Taylor @economics1 @HooverInst

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    Casual Conversation with George Gouth

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    George will share the history of his family immigrating to the Detroit area from Germany; his family being held at a detention center during WWII; his growing up downriver in Wyandotte; his moving to Taylor; and his participation in the establishment of the ”historic district” at Heritage Park.
              

    Taylor Historical Society presents George Gouth

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    Event Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
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    Taylor, MI 48180
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    Noted historian George Gouth will share the history of his family immigrating from Germany to the United States. Included will be chapters on his family being held in a detention center in World War II; growing up in Wyandotte; moving to Taylor; and his participation in the establishment of a historical district around Coan Lake in Heritage Park.
              

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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    Hi i’m Michael from Germany and i’m 27 years old. Im going to stay in Nepal from the 6th of November to 5th of December. I was planning to do the Annapurna Circuit without guide or porter. As i don’t want to walk alone the whole time, i was wondering if i can find likeminded […]
              

    India and Germany likely to sign agreement on artificial intelligence

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    Both countries could sign agreements in areas such as AI and green urban mobility, German ambassador said.
              

    Was Rome Not Beautiful Too? Modern Germany and the Legacy of Ancient Rome

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    Command Sgt. Maj. Defarreo D. Poole, outgoing 21st Special Troops Battalion senior enlisted advisor, bids farewell to his fellow leaders at the 21st STB change of responsibility on Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany Nov. 6, 2019. Poole is relinquishing his position as the 21st STB senior enlisted advisor to Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip A. Martin. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles Thorman, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)
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    Command Sgt. Maj. Defarreo D. Poole, outgoing 21st Special Troops Battalion senior enlisted advisor, passed the 21st STB flag to Lt. Col. Karl. P. Sondermann, 21st STB commander on Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany Nov. 6, 2019. Poole was the senior enlisted advisor for the 21st STB for the past two years (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles Thorman, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)
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    Maj. Gen. Christopher O. Mohan, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, commanding general bids farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Defarreo D. Poole, outgoing 21st Special Troops Battalion senior enlisted advisor on Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany Nov. 6, 2019. Poole is relinquishing his position to Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip A. Martin. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles Thorman, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)
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    Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip A. Martin, incoming 21st Special Troops Battalion senior enlisted advisor, gives a speech during the 21st STB change of responsibility on Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany Nov. 6, 2019. Martin will be the 21st STB senior enlisted advisor for the next two years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles Thorman, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)
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    Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip A. Martin, incoming 21st Special Troops Battalion senior enlisted advisor, leads his formation on Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany Nov. 6, 2019. Martin will be the 21st STB senior enlisted advisor for the next two years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles Thorman, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)
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    Fiscal stimulus can lift Germany out of the doldrums

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    To Germany With … Love?

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    Growing up in the 1980s and ’90s, Germany was off limits. My parents were of the sort who wouldn’t purchase German cars and proclaimed they would never set foot in Germany. “I wouldn’t give them a dime,” summed up my mother’s feelings on the matter.

    I couldn’t blame them. My mother’s parents, originally from Poland, fled from the Nazis and survived the Holocaust by living out the war in Siberia and Uzbekistan. Many of their friends and family were not so fortunate. My grandparents rarely spoke about their wartime experiences, but their trauma no doubt seeped its way first into my mother’s formative years, and then into mine.

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    Hitler’s Teeth

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    On May 8, 1945, the Soviet military interpreter Elena Kagan was entrusted with a burgundy-colored box. Her superior in the SMERSH counterintelligence group had told her that it contained Adolf Hitler’s dentures and teeth and that she was answerable with her life for its safekeeping. On V-Day, Elena, a Jew who would have turned 100 this week, was holding a box with what remained of Hitler. “The situation in which I found myself was odd, unreal,” she later wrote in her book, Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter. “God Almighty, is this happening to me? Is this me standing here at the moment Germany surrenders, with a box in my hands containing the indisputable remnants of Adolf Hitler?!” It would take her a lifetime to fully grasp this moment, and its consequences.

    The charred remains of Hitler and Eva Braun were unearthed in Berlin on May 4: A soldier found them in a bomb crater in the Reich Chancellery garden. The remains were unrecognizable and were reburied. On May 5, after a series of interrogations, which yielded testimony about Hitler’s suicide, the bodies were uncovered and an official document was drawn up. Elena was there to witness: “On a grey blanket, contorted by fire, lay black, hideous human remains, caked with lumps of mud.” The moment left her emotionally unaffected, unlike the recent sight of Goebbels’ dead children, which haunted her: The youngest girl, Heidrun, seemed to be the same age as her own daughter.

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    LAURANCE, Bill/BOB MINTZER/WDR BIG BAND - Live At The Philharmonie Cologne (Jazzline Germany) gatefold 2xLP

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    Artist: LAURANCE, Bill/BOB MINTZER/WDR BIG BAND
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    Format: gatefold 2xLP

    Track listing:
    MP3 Sample The Good Things
    MP3 Sample Denmark Hill
    MP3 Sample Ready Wednesday
    MP3 Sample Swagtimes
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    MP3 Sample Golden Hour
    MP3 Sample The Rush
    MP3 Sample Swift
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    Robinson R22 for sale - EUR 105.600

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    Continental Copters Mini 500 Revolution for sale - EUR 36.500

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    Cessna 425 Conquest I for sale - EUR 589.000

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    Beechcraft King Air 350 for sale - on request

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    OTHERS / SONSTIGE Alpi aviation Ah 130 for sale - EUR 215.000

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    Cessna 172 for sale - EUR 24.000

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    Cessna T-210N for sale - EUR 124.950

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    Piper Turbo Arro III for sale - EUR 57.000

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    Eclipse 550 for sale - on request

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    CNS' Syria Withdrawal Coverage Becomes A Little Less Pro-Trump

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    CNSNews.com's interest in defending President Trump over withdrawing U.S. troops from northern Syria, thereby permitting Turkey to attack the Kurds that once were U.S. allies, has waned as the media in general has lost interest in the story.

    On Oct. 21, Patrick Goodenough detailed a backtracking on Trump's withdrawal (though, of course, he didn't call it that): "As U.S. troops are being redeployed from Syria to western Iraq, there were indications at the weekend that President Trump may be prepared to leave a residual force across the border in eastern Syria, in a bid to keep a lid on ISIS and help to ensure that oilfields in the area to not fall into hands of the Iranians, whose forces are in Syria to bolster Bashar Assad’s regime." The same day, James Carstensen touted a German plan to create an "internationally controlled security zone" in Syria.

    More stuff came in over the next couple days:

    • Goodenough reported on a "bipartisan Senate bill" seeking to move U.S. military operations out of Turkey .
    • Dimitri Simes reported on a Turkish pact with Russia to attack the Kurds.
    • Goodenough went for the default pro-Trump narrative by highlighting how "The U.S. special envoy for the Syrian conflict pushed back Tuesday on the charge that, had President Trump not pulled back a small number of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria this month, Turkish forces would not have crossed the border to attack Syrian Kurdish fighters."
    • A follow-up story by Goodenough reported how "Russian troops rolled into Kobane in northeastern Syria on Wednesday, on a mission to oversee the withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish fighters and their weapons from the area in line with an agreement reached by the Russian and Turkish presidents a day earlier."
    • Goodenough also repeated an attack line from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the Obama administration "invited" the Russians to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war by having "them come in and pretend to be chemical weapons inspectors."

    CNS then turned the narrative to the U.S. trying to capture Syrian oil:

    Then things flipped back to Goodenough making Turkey the bad guy:

    Meanwhile, CNS did publish an op-ed by conservatives Ken Blackwell and david Phillips asserting that "Turkey is practicing genocide again" in northern Syria and that "by allowing ethnic cleansing to remove the Kurds from northern Syria, the U.S. may be seen as an accomplice to Erdogan’s war crimes." But it also published a couple of pieces by managing editor Michael W. Chapman trying to retroactively justify Trump's withdrawal by dismissing the Kurds as terrorists and, perhaps even worse, a bunch of commies.

    In the first, on Oct. 23, Chapman ranted:

    Although many liberal news outlets and some politicians have described President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria as a “betrayal” of the Kurds, our allies in fighting against ISIS in the region, it is important to note that the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, or PKK, is a “Marxist-Leninist separatist organization” that was designated as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” by the U.S. State Department in October 1997.

    The next day, Chapman served up a somewhat altered version of the first article that walked back that one a bit:

    Although many liberal news outlets have described President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria as a “betrayal” of the Kurds -- our allies in the fight against ISIS -- the Kurds who make up the People's Protection Units (YPG), are a direct offshoot of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) in Turkey, which was designated a terrorist organization in 1997.

    This does not apply to all the Kurds in Syria but specifically to those in the YPG.

    But as actual foreign policy experts point out, the links between the PKK and the YPG are not as clear-cut as Chapman portrays them; the YPG denies direct links with the PKK though there is some overlap and shared goals. Perhaps Chapman can write another article walking back things a bit more.


              

    MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Invest In Visions’ IIV Mikrofinanzfonds Lends $49m to Microfinance Institutions in Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico and Timor-Leste – Including $10m to MFI Alternativa 19 del Sur

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    Germany-based Invest In Visions (IIV) recently loaned USD 10 million to Alternativa 19 del Sur, a microfinance institution (MFI) in Mexico. The investment is one of a group of loans totaling USD 48.7 million that IIV recently disbursed from its microfinance investment vehicle IIV Mikrofinanzfonds. The recipients of this funding include unidentified MFIs in Ecuador,

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    Offer - Professional Website Design & Development Services in Europe - GERMANY

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    Dog-gone Doggie of the Day for May 23rd

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    Name: Luna Age: Two years old Gender: Female Breed: Australian Shepherd, Labrador Home: Germany Hi, in the picture you can see my pet Luna. It’s a dog, a mixture between Australian Shepherd and Labrador. Her color is blue merle and she is two years old, but her birthday is on May 31st so it is … Continue reading Dog-gone Doggie of the Day for May 23rd
              

    Germany: High Fines For Violations Of Data Protection Laws Announced! - Dentons

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    Data protection deficits are becoming extremely expensive, especially for subsidiaries of global corporations in Germany
              

    TEST DRIVE: 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e – A Practical and Stylish Hybrid

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    We went to Munich, Germany, to test drive and review the all-new 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e – the plug-in hybrid SUV. Nearly a year after …

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    The post-Wall, Cold War world of Hans Modrow, East Germany’s last leader

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    As Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hans Modrow, the last prime minister of East Germany, explains his vision and justifies his actions in an interview with FRANCE 24.
              

    Skoda Almanya’da yok!

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    Skoda Almanya artık Alman Ralli Şampiyonası’nda kendi takımıyla yarışmayacak. Almanya Ralli Şampiyonası önemli bir ayağını yitirmesi olarak değerlendirilen gelişmeye göre, Skoda Auto Germany’nin kendi takımını Alman üst liginde kullanmayacağı markanın Alman ithalatçısı tarafından resmen açıklandı. Aslında bu karar, 3 şehir rallisinde alındı. Tüm VW Grubunun elektro mobiliteye doğru yeniden programlanmasının da bunda rol oynadığı düşünülüyor. […]
              

    Why isn't Germany taking over the moon?

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    At a recent gathering in Berlin of space technology businesses the mood was upbeat. Yet while astronaut Matthias Maurer was stealing the show and beguiling schoolchildren and adults alike, there were important issues floating through the air. The biggest
              

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    The Right to be Forgotten

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    People forget. If you make a mistake, after a while no one remembers about it. This forgetting has never been perfect, with written records and small town gossip extending the collective memory, but computers make it much worse. If you said something stupid in the midst of a heated argument on usenet in 1983, it's probably archived and can show up in searches.

    When Facebook released Timeline, making older posts and images much more accessible, many people were upset. They had thought of all that old stuff as forgotten, but Facebook remembered it. One friend spent hours going through and systematically removing anything having to do with their old boyfriend so their new boyfriend wouldn't be jealous. Our culture hasn't adjusted to this level of persistence.

    One solution, which the EU is proposing making law, would be to give people an option to remove things they find embarrassing. In many cases this is non-objectionable: I write a comment, change my mind, I go back and delete it. But what if someone else has responded quoting me, in a comment or in their own top level post? What if you take a picture of me and I want it taken down? Perhaps because I'm picking my nose on the subway, or I'm John Pike and want the picture of me pepper spraying protesters taken off Louise Macabitas' Facebook wall?

    We do have some precedent for this kind of mandated forgetting. You can get some information about you removed from your criminal record and credit bureaus are required to drop most data after seven years. So would the EU's proposal to expand people's rights over data about them be a problem?

    I think it would be. The problem is a disconnect between what people are used to and what is a good fit for the technology. Criminal records and credit reports are very limited databases. They're highly structured, centrally managed, and used for very specific purposes. This lets the rules for what should be allowed or excluded by very clear. Most of the web isn't like that: it's a distributed mess of conflicting information used for a very wide range of purposes. The rules for exclusion would be very difficult to get right because matching people's expectations to the technology is difficult.

    But what are people's expectations? To understand better, I looked through comments on news stories discussing the EU proposal and chose some representative comments by people in favor of creating a right to be forgotten. For each I want to answer two questions: is what they want technologically feasible, and would it be a good idea?

    One has the right to not have their name show up in Google or other search engine queries. A person also has the right to control what and how any information shows up about them in any search engine query. (source)
    This person would like to be able to not show up in a search engine, and perhaps block specific results. If everyone had unique names, this wouldn't be too difficult, but it's very difficult to identify just the results that correspond to a particular person with a given name without without removing ones for other same-named people. For blocking specific results you would similarly have the problem of ensuring that people were only requesting removal of information about themselves and not about their same-named rivals.

    If we did figure this out, however, I don't think it would be good for society. You already have a right to demand sites to remove libel. But for truthful information, I see a much greater potential for harm via over-removal than benefit from allowing people to hide past embarrassments.

    Free speech does NOT mean once I say something I want to say it for all eternity. Free speech means you control your words, you say something, then change your mind completely and say something else. The internet captures your words and associates them with your name forever, taking all the freedom from you, the speaker. (source)
    This is similar to the previous concern, except limited to things you wrote instead of also including other people's writing about you. From a technical perspective, if your writing was on an account you still control then it wouldn't be that hard to require delete functionality. If you abandoned the account, connecting it back to you would be harder, but there could be some process. If your words are incorporated into writing by other people (for example, this post), it's much harder. From a policy perspective, I don't see much harm from the first two cases, though I do think we need to continue to allow the third case in order to have debate.
    When did we hold the vote to decide that everyone's personal information should be freely available to anyone able to use a search engine?

    This applies to so-called "public records" as well - at least with the social media sites people voluntarily supplied their information, but services which scrape government public records make available all sorts of data about individuals without their consent or knowledge: address, employment, marital status, age, even pictures of houses. This kind of information used to require the employment of a private detective - now anyone with access to a web browser can get the same information with a button click.

    ... aggregation of that information in Internet-accessible search engines was never part of the original concept of public records. An opt-out needs to be adopted. (source)

    This proposes having information that you can look up in a time/money-consuming way but limiting easy access. This seems difficult to me, but you might be able to make a law saying that anyone who reads public records must charge a minimum of time/money per record for access, and that redistribution was illegal. It sounds like a bad idea to me: if this information is harmful to make known, shouldn't we keep it from the public entirely? What's some information that's harmful if it's easily accessed but not if it requires paying a service to get?
    Europe has had a lot of experience of what can happen when there is no privacy and the government falls off a moral cliff. Its why privacy laws are stronger in the EU than the US. This is a fundamental difference in that the US has never been run by a dictatorship in the recognized sense of the word. The onerous Patriot Act gives government the absolute right to get whatever information it wants from service providers in the US, including the servers where your digital life is stored be it Google, Facebook or whatever, no matter if you are a US citizen or not; companies have to comply. Of course law abiding citizens have nothing to fear, just as the 1930's Jewish population of Germany, who were law abiding had nothing to fear... The right to be forgotten should be an inalienable human right when it comes to commercial services; a 5 to 7 year data storage rule could work. (source)
    Setting a maximum of five or seven years for data storage would be technically easy. Any time you acquire some data you must save a timestamp, then you run a delete process every so often that flushes old data. Backups make this a little tricky, but you could segment the data in them by year or something. For most users on some sites this would be completely fine: most Facebook users probably wouldn't care if this applied to most data. On other sites, for example the question-and-answer site Stack Overflow, there could easily be questions answered a decade ago that remain useful to others and that the question-answerers were expecting to stay up indefinitely. Even for Facebook, some old photos might be really important to people while others might be embarrassing. And I would hate to have the comments on my posts automatically disappear, because some of them were really good [1].

    As for what to do about data storage enabling dictatorships, I think the best we can do is to make sure that wide availability of data goes both ways. Lots of government transparency, clear laws allowing recording of police officers and other government officials, and no "right to be forgotten".

    The strongest argument I see for a right to restrict data is where someone reveals a lot of data about themself, intentionally or not, and then begins to worry about stalkers. It seems hard to say that the benefit to others of knowing their address outweighs the harm from the stalker getting the same information. If someone could figure out a practical way to implement this that restricted the information removal to just what would do the most harm in the hands of the stalker, could hide the information before the stalker could get it, and that didn't have a huge chilling effect, I could support that. But I'm not optimistic.


    [1] In fact, part of my motivation for pulling those two comments into a post was a fear that Facebook wouldn't keep old comments around forever. (Though if Allison or Ben wanted me to remove them I would.)

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    DIE Blog: Look North: The Arctic Council as an example for the management of transboundary challenges?

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    The Arctic, in media coverage, is depicted as a region prone to international conflicts, a “lawless frontier” where “a new Cold War brews” due to the region’s strategic relevance and its estimated resource riches. Recently, a supposed diplomatic spat between Denmark (which is present through Greenland) and the USA hit the news. Most often exaggerations and fears are particularly directed towards Russia’s and China’s involvement in Arctic affairs. Often, this media narrative creates a “polar orientalism”, following a term coined by Edward Said, which describes the distorting description of a region (in Said’s case: the Middle East) by using a lens that focusses on exotic elements rather than communalities. Researchers and policy-makers, on the other hand, often use the term “Global Arctic”, to emphasise the region’s global interconnectedness and emphasise the cooperation among the various stakeholders engaged in Arctic politics.

    While similar to other regions, globalisation has an impact on the “complex and deeply interdependent ecological, economic, cultural, political, and societal processes” in the Arctic particularly the rapidly melting sea ice visualizes dramatically that the Arctic is warming at twice the global rate. Due to the relevance of the polar caps for the global climate, not only climate movements such as the “Friday for Future”- and “Extinction Rebellion”- activists emphasise the need to protect the Arctic’s environment for the sake of humanity at large. In this context, the governance of the region stands out: The long-established cooperative-approach chosen by the actors engaged in the Arctic Council, the leading intergovernmental forum and “most important multilateral framework in the region”, is not only unique but has often been evaluated to be a success, as enhancing cooperation and thereby contributing to peace and stability in the region. But what are main drivers behind this success?

    Shared narratives in Arctic policies

    Already in 1996, when the Arctic Council was established, all actors shared the understanding that circumpolar problems are transboundary in scope and need to be solved collectively. Cooperation between state and non-state actors are seen since as key to address particularly challenges related to “sustainable development” and “environmental protection”. These two thematic pillars also guide the work conducted under the auspices of the council and are often drawn upon in policies adopted by actors with interests in the Arctic. Such national visions for the Arctic region generally acknowledge the legal frameworks and recognise the special role of the countries bordering the Arctic Ocean in the Arctic Council. They illustrate the wide acceptance of the Arctic Council as a central governance setting for the Arctic and empower its main narrative on the need to strengthen international cooperation.

    The policies released by non-Arctic actors often relate to environmental and economic concerns to justify strategic interests in the Arctic. China, for example, presents itself as a “near-Arctic state” affected by the “natural conditions of the Arctic and their changes” and “hopes to work with all parties to build a ‘Polar Silk Road’ through developing the Arctic shipping routes”. Germany, for its part, emphasises the “expert knowledge in research and highly developed technology and with regards to environmental standards and sustainable economic development” that it can provide – most recently illustrated by the much-feted MOSAiC expedition. And the European Union relates to the “far-reaching consequences for the region’s role as a regulator of the Earth’s climate” and promotes the “sustainable use of resources and economic development together with people living in the region”. However, instead of denying the participation of non-regional actors in the council to maintain an exclusive say, the Arctic Council followed a different strategy: It decided to enlarge the number of participants and thereby elevated the international standing and legitimacy of the Arctic Council.

    Enlargement and joint knowledge production

    The enlargement of the Arctic Council can also be seen as a strategy deriving from the “practical need” to manage complex challenges in a changing Arctic, also considering legitimacy. Due to their high scientific quality, particularly the influential flagship reports prepared by the council’s working groups have been perceived as relevant and effective output, giving the council “the reputation of a ‘cognitive forerunner’”. However, preparing these kind of reports requires not only financial but also knowledge resources. In this way, the Arctic Council has cooperated with indigenous peoples’ organizations and researchers from non-regional countries since its establishment and negotiated a legally binding agreement with the purpose of “Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation” (2016). Also, the other two agreements adopted by the Arctic Council seek to enhance and strengthen cooperation in the contexts of “Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue in the Arctic” (2011) and “Marine Oil Pollution, Preparedness and Response in the Arctic” (2013). Particularly the successful negotiation of binding agreements and the research activities conducted under the auspices of the Arctic Council strengthened its reputation, and (formed as a soft-law forum) these successes “exceeded the expectations of many of those who were present during its inception”.

    The Arctic Council: A forum to learn from?

    In times during which multilateralism is often perceived as being in crisis and nationalism is on the rise, the Arctic Council seems to be a refreshing governance setting that encourages cooperation and the acceptance of shared responsibilities. In that regard, it serves also as a telling example in discussions on how to improve transnational cooperation to achieve shared goals as defined in visions such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement: By including actors that share a similar interest and through focusing on high quality knowledge production to guide policy-making. However, while the council’s broad mandate allows various actors to connect with its work, it also gave room for different interpretations, hampering not only the measurement, monitoring and evaluation of the work conducted under its auspices but also the alignment of different approaches. While overall, the Arctic Council may be celebrated as a successful forum for addressing transboundary challenges in a cooperative manner, in times of ever more rapid global changes the Arctic Council needs to improve its process management in that regard to address pertinent issues in a prompt and effective manner.

     

     

    Buchcover mit Titel "Critical Geopolitics of the Polar Regions. An Inter-American Perspective"

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    Dorothea Wehrmann is a researcher at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). Her research focuses on different formats of transnational cooperation and in her new book “Critical Geopolitics of the Polar Regions: An Inter-American Perspective” she argues that policy making in the Arctic and Antarctic is strongly entangled with global, national and local politics as the reasoning drawn upon is represented, inspired and reinforced across these levels.

    Der Beitrag Look North: The Arctic Council as an example for the management of transboundary challenges? erschien zuerst auf International Development Blog.


              

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    CATCH THE BUZZ – Fairmont Waterfront Hotels in Vancouver has 40,000 Bees

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    Update: „Und immer wieder Versailles“ und „Die Heartland-Theorie“ – Willy Wimmer bei den BUCHKOMPLIZEN

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    Update: Sind wir fremdbestimmt? Interview mit Jo Conrad

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    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Update: Bücher von Daniel Prinz

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    Gruesome Harvest: The Allied Attempt to Exterminate Germany after 1945

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    01/15/2020 - Wine Appreciation Wednesday

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    11/7/2019: Sport: Young Kiwi mulls Germany switch

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    A member of New Zealand’s history-making Under-17 Women’s World Cup squad is weighing up a shock switch to Germany. Wellington-born and raised midfielder Maya Hahn has accepted an invitation to attend a Germany under-20 training camp, where the...
              

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    OBSCURA - Sign To Nuclear Blast + Announce 2020 EU Headline Tour W/ GOD DETHRONED, THULCANDRA & FRACTAL UNIVERSE!

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    Today, Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce the signing of Germany's finest progressive death metal band, OBSCURA. Founded in 2002, the group have established their reputation by releasing 5 studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by playing support tours (w/ SEPULTURA, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CANNIBAL CORPSE among others) as well as their own headline shows all around the globe.Band founder Steffen Kummerer states,&n [...]
              

    Could King have helped League of Nations prevent Second World War?

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    Eighty years ago this week, Canada was eight weeks into a war it had declared on Germany. The declaration by the then prime minister Mackenzie King is less a stirring call to battle and more a wishy-washy promise:

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    France Is Europe’s New Economic Growth Engine

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    France Is Europe’s New Economic Growth Engine(Bloomberg) -- Explore what’s moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast. Subscribe via Pocket Cast or iTunes.After years of measuring unfavorably against Europe’s economic powerhouse Germany, France may finally have something to crow about.The euro area’s second-largest economy is outpacing its neighbor and the region as a whole -- excelling in weathering blows from trade wars and weaker global momentum. Some of the divergence is due to fortuitously timed tax cuts and less reliance on exports, but it also reflects early dividends from President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms that aim to sow the seeds of longer-term growth.Evidence that there’s more to the story than timing can be seen in the robust business investment that’s followed Macron’s corporate-tax cuts, and increases in employment after changes to labor laws. The pace of job creation is so fast that economists struggle to explain it, and Bank of France chief economist Olivier Garnier has described it as “remarkable.”“With respect to economic policies, we have an all thumbs up for France,” said Berenberg European Economist Florian Hense. “Whether it’s Germany in the early 2000s or France now, the labor market is actually key for all layers of the economy.”The awakening of the French economy as Germany slips toward recession could have wider policy implications for Europe by giving Macron political capital to push his agenda. That includes a more active industrial policy and building European champions to rival the U.S. and China, and more sharing of resources between member states.The French leader has already registered some success with an agreement on a euro-zone budget, albeit far smaller than initial ambitions. But confidence is running so high in Paris, that officials no longer shy of lecturing Germany on its national fiscal policy.In the third quarter, the economy posted better-than-forecast 0.3% growth, with domestic demand a key driver. Surveys for October showed stronger French growth at the start of the fourth quarter, while Germany was weighed down by manufacturing.France is attracting a growing share of foreign investment, and existing businesses have also kept spending as they are less exposed than German peers to the highs and lows of global trade.At Axa, chief economist Gilles Moec says ultra-loose European Central Bank monetary policy may also be playing a part in the relative strength of French investment, which is mostly funded by borrowing, in contrast to Germany.In a world of “low-for-long’’ interest rates, this is a strategy that could also pay off in the longer term. “Beyond the cyclical support, the resilience in investment is conducive to decent prospects for potential growth as well,’’ he said.Even if France is set for a brighter period, it still has some way to go before it can truly measure up to Germany.A vast and costly public sector backstops French resilience, with the government spending 56% of annual economic output compared with 45% in Germany. As a result, France’s public debt hovers near 100% of GDP.Also, unemployment may be falling, but it’s still more than double the rate in Germany.The French government points to the quality of jobs as a sign reforms are working. Crucially, the share of new jobs with stable, permanent contracts has been rising since Macron changed laws that companies said discouraged hiring.The government is also trumpeting a more favorable environment for business since he cut wealth taxes and put corporate tax on a downward trajectory. Investment is rising, and the number of new start-ups has surged to record levels since Macron’s election.Only half way through his five-year term, Macron is not done yet. At the start of this month, changes to unemployment benefits kicked in that aim to encourage workers to take jobs and employers to offer better contracts. He’s also embarking on a top-to-bottom overhaul of the pension system that would in theory allow workers to be more mobile.On top of that, the government is considering more tax cuts for companies producing in France and changes to strategic sectors where the state invests.“Nothing will make us retreat from transforming the country,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said last month on RTL Radio. “Emmanuel Macron was elected for that.”(Updates with PMI in seventh paragraph.)\--With assistance from Zoe Schneeweiss.To contact the reporter on this story: William Horobin in Paris at whorobin@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Fergal O'Brien at fobrien@bloomberg.net, Jana RandowFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



              

    Stocks, U.S. Futures Jump on Trade-Deal Optimism: Markets Wrap

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    Stocks, U.S. Futures Jump on Trade-Deal Optimism: Markets Wrap(Bloomberg) -- Stocks climbed in Europe along with S&P 500 futures after China said it agreed with the U.S. to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods in phases as they work toward a trade deal. Havens including Treasuries and gold slipped.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose with U.S. equity contracts after a Chinese government spokesman said the economic superpowers would remove the duties in phases “as progress is made on the agreement.” Shares advanced in Hong Kong and China’s yuan strengthened offshore. Equities trading in Shanghai and Tokyo had already closed. West Texas-grade oil futures rose to almost $57 a barrel in New York, and a Bloomberg index of commodities advanced. Most European sovereign bonds declined.Risk appetite is picking up as China’s latest assertions of progress on trade helped counter earlier reports that a preliminary accord may not happen this month as the two sides continued to wrangle over a location. With economic indicators showing signs of stabilization, investors will now be looking for further signs that a global recession can be avoided.“Before we see material evidence of an agreement, any trade headline will be seen as a short-term trading opportunity,” said Linus Yip, a Hong Kong-based strategist with First Shanghai Securities Ltd. “We see good news coming out, and the market is reacting to that. I don’t know if it will last for a long time.”Here are some key events coming up this week:Earnings are due this week from companies including: Walt Disney.A Bank of England monetary decision is due Thursday.The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report for November comes out Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe Stoxx Europe 600 Index increased 0.4% as of 9:24 a.m. London time.Futures on the S&P 500 Index advanced 0.4%.Spain’s IBEX Index gained 0.4%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index jumped 0.6%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.4%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dipped 0.1%.The euro gained 0.1% to $1.1079.The Japanese yen was little changed at 109.02 per dollar.The offshore yuan increased 0.5% to 6.978 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries gained two basis points to 1.85%.Britain’s 10-year yield increased two basis points to 0.738%.Germany’s 10-year yield climbed two basis points to -0.31%.Australia’s 10-year yield declined six basis points to 1.2145%.CommoditiesIron ore sank 1% to $80.22 per metric ton.West Texas Intermediate crude gained 0.9% to $56.86 a barrel.LME copper increased 0.9% to $5,957.50 per metric ton.Gold decreased 0.3% to $1,485.82 an ounce.\--With assistance from Adam Haigh, Andreea Papuc, Michael Msika and Elena Popina.To contact the reporter on this story: Todd White in Madrid at twhite2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Anstey at canstey@bloomberg.net, Yakob PeterseilFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



              

    11/7/2019: Peterborough | Letters: Picturethat!

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    11/7/2019: Champions League: White backs boss Neville

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    Malina Moye Launches Tour To Support New Album

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    Music trailblazer Malina Moye's latest release "Bad As I Wanna Be" reached number one for two consecutive weeks on the Billboard Blues chart last summer and her Signature Sound has garnered rave reviews from "Billboard Magazine" and "Eclipsed Magazine Germany" to name a few. United Kingdom's "Guitarist Magazine" stated that, "Moye is one of the most powerful guitarist working today."

    "It's so inspiring to see the tide is changing for women in entertainment since the release of my album last year. I can't wait for 2020," states Moye.

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    Demonizing Germany: A Daily Job of the Jewish Media

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    Source: http://www.renegadetribune.com/demonizing-germany-a-daily-job-of-the-jewish-media/ By Robert Ever notice all the articles harkening back to WWII lately? The prosecution of a so-called “guard” for a labor camp, a newly-discovered unsung hero who did (who cares) during the D-Day invasion, a “hollowcost” survivor who (despite being a newborn in 1945) vows to “never forget” and kvetch endlessly about how […]
              

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    4 Hunks blow out sale!

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    Thousands of QNAP NAS devices have been infected with the QSnatch malware

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    Hackers have infected thousands of network-attached storage (NAS) devices from Taiwanese vendor QNAP with a new strain of malware named QSnatch. Over 7,000 infections have been reported in Germany ...
              

    Pompeo to visit US troops in Germany, meets leaders

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    BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived for a two-day trip in Germany that includes meetings with German leaders and a visit to U.S. troops stationed in the country. Pompeo will visit five German cities, including one that is home to a U.S. Army base where he served as a tank […]
              

    An "important anniversary of freedom"

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    In the American Thinker, Jon Guertin reminds us that
    This weekend, the world will remember that a mere 30 years have passed since the death throes of the age of Soviet-directed suppression. The people of Berlin would have no more patience with the lies and dogmas of socialism and so brought down their hated wall. In less than a year, Germany was united, and within two years the Soviet Union itself ceased to exist.

    Good men and women did something. They actively defied further capitulation to totalitarian control of their lives. They did their work without social media, cell phones, or the internet. These modern tools of the information age were unnecessary to defeat the tyrannies that made up the Soviet empire. Persistent courage, wisdom, and creativity were sufficiently (if temporarily) lethal.

    Popular culture, even in living memory of the Soviet age, again entertains the sweet-sounding promises of socialism. Today's affluence and peace leave ample time for the scheming, the childish, and ignorant to champion demands for enforced equality of outcomes. While dressing in the clothes of grievance, racialism, and social justice, today's socialists make their case for government control seemingly unaware of how it really ends.

    As Ronald Reagan said, we can lose this country in a single generation. Democrats do everyone a favor by not masking their true goals in this political season. Freedom-loving Americans have every right and obligation to pray, teach, vote, and persist to defeat them. Those who resisted the Soviet empire to its demise were willing to sacrifice everything because nothing else would do. On this important anniversary of freedom, the question is, will we?

              

    Casting-Show: „The Voice of Germany“: Sido entschuldigt sich ausnahmsweise

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    As Berlin Celebrates Wall Anniversary, Cold War Foes Rearm

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    On Saturday, Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Built in 1961 by the Communist government of East Germany, the wall was meant to stop the flood of its citizens fleeing to the West. Almost three decades later, on Nov. 9, 1989, tens of thousands of people breached the wall and tore it down. But as Henry Ridgwell reports from Berlin, hopes that it would bring about peace between East and West have crumbled as fears grow of a new Cold War.
              

    2019 10 Conference Augsburg Confession

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    On 12 October 2019, at the International Symposium “Die Confessio Augustana im ökumenischen Gespräch” (The Augsburg Confession in Ecumenical Dialogue) organized by the European Melanchthon Academy in Bretten, Germany, Cardinal Kurt Koch delivered a paper entitled “Die Katholische Kirche und die Confessio Augustana” (The Catholic Church and the Augsburg Confession”) in the abbey church of Bretten. The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity paid tribute to the...


              

    Languagecaster Predictions: Week 8 – Liverpool vs Manchester City

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    It's week 8 of the languagecaster predictions competition and the big game this week comes from the Premier League with the top two facing off in a potential title decider. We also have a game from the Champions League and a huge derby from Spain, the big game of the season in Germany, as well as a game from Serie A featuring Jucentus and AC Milan.

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    Mystery Ancestor

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    Alright, so I am hoping that someone will be able to help me. Here is my story:

    I have been doing my family research for many years now, with much success. However, one thing has always eluded me. My great grandfather Rudolf DeBuhr was a mystery to me. No matter what I found on him, the information was always more questions and continued dead ends.

    Today while setting up more ancestral alters for the holidays, I noticed something I didn't before. The picture on Rudolf's german passport is not Rudolf. My dad and grandfather both identified two pictures like him. However, the eye color is different, nose structure is different, the ear structure is different. The two people are different men. They look like they could be related, but not the same person. Not to mention his passport had him going into different ports, and different places of Germany when he visited Germany alone. So the question is, which is really Rudolf? Is Rudolf even my great grandfathers name? is our last name even DeBuhr? Is my grandfather right and his grandmother was named Elizabeth? or is the death certificate for Rudolf right, and its Jantje? Is this mystery the reason he ran away from the government when they rounded up the german in new york to listen to their conversations?

    Dates: Rudolf was born 1894, came to america 1923

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    Исследование: самые популярные новогодние направления среди туристов бизнес-класса

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    Популярные новогодние направления среди туристов бизнес-класса

    Самые популярные новогодние туристические направления среди пассажиров бизнес-класса — Бали, Цюрих, Бангкок, Кейптаун и Дананг, следует из аналитики Biletix ранних бронирований авиабилетов в бизнес-классе туда-обратно на период с 27 декабря 2019 по 10 января 2020 года.

     

     

    Как рассказали порталу TRN в пресс-службе компании, средний чек на авиабилеты в бизнес-классе с вылетом в новогодние праздники за год значительно вырос — с 126 212 до 165 385 рублей, то есть на 31%. При этом объем бронирований сократился на 11%.

    Из данных ранних бронирований следует, что продолжительность новогоднего отдыха у туристов, путешествующих бизнес-классом, выросла с 9 до 11 дней. При этом путешественники из этой выборки стали бронировать авиабилеты значительно заранее: со 155 дней в прошлом году до 136 дней в текущем.

    По сравнению с прошлым годом, возраст путешественников бизнес-класса снизился: если в прошлом году авиабилеты бизнес-класса на Новый год в основном бронировали туристы в возрасте 55–60 лет, то в текущем — 45–50 лет. Как и в прошлом году, 26% бронирований приходится на пассажиров с детьми.

    По данным опроса Biletix, проведенного в октябре с участием более 2 000 респондентов, российские путешественники мечтают провести новогодний отпуск в Китае (его отметили 27% путешественников), Чехии (23%), Италии (16%), Франции (17%) и Германии (14%). В России рейтинг городов, в которых российские путешественники мечтали бы провести новогодний отпуск, возглавили Москва, Санкт-Петербург, Сочи, Казань и Великий Устюг. Согласно опросу, большинство путешественников (43%) готовы потратить на новогодний отпуск до 30 000 рублей на одного члена семьи. При этом количество тех, кто располагает суммой до 10 000 рублей, выросло по сравнению с результатами аналогичного опроса прошлого года с 15% до 22%, а тех, кто готов потратить до 50 000 рублей, напротив, сократилось с 24% до 19%. Количество путешественников, готовых потратить на новогодний отпуск более 100 000 рублей на 1 члена семьи, выросло с 3 до 5 процентов.

    Материал подготовлен редакцией www.trn-news.ru


              

    МИД предупредил о 48-часовой забастовке сотрудников Lufthansa

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    Министерство иностранных дел РФ предупредило туристов о планируемой забастовке сотрудников авиакомпании «Lufthansa», о которой объявил профсоюз Ufo. Забастовка продлится с 7 по 8 ноября, возможны изменения в расписании и отмена рейсов.

     

     

    «Германия — на 7—8 ноября намечена забастовка сотрудников авиакомпании Lufthansa; возможны изменения в расписании авиарейсов», — сообщает ситуационно-кризисный центр (ДСКЦ) МИД РФ в Twitter.

    Кроме того, как сообщает профсоюз Ufo, причиной забастовки является отказ компании проводить тарифные переговоры с сотрудниками.

    Материал подготовлен редакцией www.trn-news.ru


              

    Germany: Hundreds of far-left extremists injure 19 police officers in Berlin

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    What a shit hole. By Arthur Lyons 6 November 2019 A large mob of far-left extremists attacked police officers with bottles, stones, and other objects in Berlin over the weekend, injuring 19 and leaving three officers in serious condition. More than a thousand left-wing extremists took to the streets to take protest the eviction of individuals, businesses, and squatters who are currently occupying low-rent buildings in the area Rigaer Strasse and Liebigstrasse in Friedrichshain, the German newspaper Bild reports. The mob of hooded far-left extremists reportedly made their way from Kreuzberg and Neuk"olln to Friedrichshain before they became violent and began throwing stones, bottles, and other projectiles at police near Riga Street. Close to two dozen of the far-left extremists reportedly damaged cars and set fires to dumpsters. Extremists perched on rooftops pelted police with stones from above while other rioters sprayed cops with paint from a fire extinguisher. 19 police officers were injured as a result of the attack. According to police, just one rioter was arrested for throwing a bottle. In response to the attacks against police, state politician Burkard Dregger and CDU deputy Kurt Wasner issued a joint statement condemning the violence. "I hold the Interior Senator and the red-red-green coalition personally responsible for the rabid hatred and inhumane left-wing violence against police officers last night in Riga Street," the two wrote. Andreas Giesel, the State Minister of the Interior of Berlin, also condemned the attacks, saying: "I strongly condemn the violence that hit the police on Saturday, especially in the Riga street." "Those who attack people who secure the fundamental right to freedom of assembly, have adopted a serious political position," said Geisel. "One cannot repeat often enough our basic democratic consensus: Violence has no place in the political debate." Unsurprisingly, this latest instance of left-wing violence against the state has largely gone unreported by mainstream media outlets in Germany.
              

    'Alarming' Loss of Insects and Spiders Recorded

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    Insects and spiders are declining in forests and grasslands across Germany, according to new research. From a report: Scientists have described the findings as "alarming," saying the losses are driven by intensive agriculture. They are calling for a "paradigm shift" in land-use policy to preserve habitat for the likes of butterflies, bugs and flying insects. Recent studies have reported widespread declines in insect populations around the world. The latest analysis, published in the journal, Nature, confirms that some insect species are being pushed down the path to extinction. It is becoming clearer and clearer that the drivers of insect decline are related to farming practices, said Dr Sebastian Seibold of the Technical University of Munich in Freising, Germany. "Our study confirms that insect decline is real - it might be even more widespread then previously thought considering, for example, that also forests are experiencing declines in insect populations," he told BBC News. "I think it's alarming to see that such a decline happens not only in intensively-managed areas but also in protected areas -- so the sites that we think are safeguarding our biodiversity are not really working anymore."

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    T-Mobile Says It Owns Exclusive Rights To the Color Magenta

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    An anonymous reader quotes a report from AdAge: Startup insurance provider Lemonade is trying to make the best of a sour situation after T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom claimed it owns the exclusive rights to the color magenta. New York-based Lemonade is a 3-year-old company that lives completely online and mostly focuses on homeowners and renter's insurance. The company uses a similar color to magenta -- it says it's "pink" -- in its marketing materials and its website. But Lemonade was told by German courts that it must cease using its color after launching its services in that country, which is also home to T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom. Although the ruling only applies in Germany, Lemonade says it fears the decision will set a precedent and expand to other jurisdictions such as the U.S. or Europe. "If some brainiac at Deutsche Telekom had invented the color, their possessiveness would make sense," Daniel Schreiber, CEO and co-founder of Lemonade, said in a statement. "Absent that, the company's actions just smack of corporate bully tactics, where legions of lawyers attempt to hog natural resources -- in this case a primary color -- that rightfully belong to everyone." A spokesman for Deutsche Telekom confirmed that it "asked the insurance company Lemonade to stop using the color magenta in the German market," while adding that the "T" in "Deutsche Telekom" is registered to the brand. "Deutsche Telekom respects everyone's trademark rights but expects others to do the same," the spokesman said in an emailed statement to Ad Age. The report says Lemonade has complied with the ruling by removing its pink color from marketing materials in Germany. It's also trying to open up a larger discussion on the legal matter by using the hashtag "#FreeThePink," although it's gained little traction thus far. Lemonade also filed a motion today with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, or EUIPO, to invalidate Deutsche Telekom's magenta trademark, and they released a color chart with which it asserts are the hues at issue.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


              

    Seven maps that explain the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia

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    One of Germany's largest states, North Rhine-Westphalia has been a combined state since 1946. Here are a series of maps breaking down different aspects of the state, from employment to language. North ...
              

    Visit Nepal Year 2020 Europe inaugurated in Berlin

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    Visit Nepal Year 2020 Europe was inaugurated in German capital city of Berlin on Saturday. Nepali Ambassador to Germany Ramesh Prasad Khanal and Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Deepak Raj Joshi jointly inaugurated the programme amidst a function in Berlin. More than 300 people including tourism entrepreneurs and tourism ministers of Sri Lanka …

    The post Visit Nepal Year 2020 Europe inaugurated in Berlin appeared first on Nepal Visitors.


              

    Senior Audit Professionals for Finance Director / CFO Network DACH, Munich, Germany | PER, Private Equity Recruitment

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    Munich, Germany, REFERENCE: 2511 FD Network - DACH Looking for Senior Audit Candidates to join our Finance Director / CFO network for private equity backed portfolio companies within the DACH region across variou
              

    M&A Analyst / Associate (m/ w/ d) in Munich | WMCF GmbH

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    Munich, Germany, The international team members have accumulative experience of over 35 years in the cross-border M&A market. We are looking for candidates who are interested in real-life corporate finance and in sup
              

    Principal, Leading Upper Mid-Market Buyout Firm, Frankfurt, Germany | PER, Private Equity Recruitment

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    Frankfurt am Main, Germany, REFERENCE: 74774 /10G This is a rare opportunity for an experienced private equity investor to join a highly successful pan-European mid-market player. This role will be as Principal, leading wor
              

    Investment Manager, Pan-European Operational Focussed Investor, Munich, Germany | PER, Private Equity Recruitment

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    Munich, Germany, REFERENCE: 75262 /11G Our client is a rapidly expanding special situations fund with special focus on small and medium sized companies in the DACH region and Western Europe. As Investment Manager
              

    冷杉溪 2第二季 02

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    Research from Philips Highlights the Need for Radiology Staff Empowerment and Workflow-Focused Innovation

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    PhilipsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the key findings of the Philips Radiology Staff in Focus study. This new research sheds light on the pain points that exist specifically for radiology technologists and imaging directors working in the U.S., France, Germany and the U.K., and

              

    October’s top five in plastics packaging were 80% sustainable

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    2019 October Top 5 in Packaging PT Autumn leaf

    Welcome to November, which is anchored by a reflective, family-oriented holiday, Thanksgiving. The month began Friday, immediately after October’s swan song festival of Halloween where kids can be kids and adults can also dress up as whoever or whatever they wish.

    With a new month underway we review the best of October in plastics packaging, done by assessing the most popular articles of the month at the PlasticsToday Packaging channel as determined by page views. As with previous compilations across any particular timeframe, the list is populated by an abundance of sustainably centered news. In fact, sustainable packaging nearly ran the table, the lone exception being a slideshow feature of a wild invention that’s sandwiched at #3 exactly in the middle of the quintet.Coke Pepsi logo

    We begin in typical reverse order with the #5 article of the month that checks in on the sustainability news from two of the world’s largest rival beverage brands, Coca-Cola Company (Atlanta) and PepsiCo (Purchase, NY).

    Unfortunately, both left the Plastics Industry Association because of so-called philosophical disagreements with that organization’s strategies. Since then, both companies have launched new efforts to solve the problems that the plastics industry apparently has created for them, points out veteran plastics reporter Clare Goldsberry.

    In a release sent in September, PepsiCo announced accelerated efforts to reduce plastic waste, primarily through cutting by 35% use of virgin plastic across its beverage brands by 2025, “driven by increased use of recycled content and alternative packaging."

    In a more positive tone, Goldsberry mentioned Coke’s development of first-ever sample bottles made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that, one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for drinks (see First-of-a-kind Coca-Cola PET bottles made from ocean plastics, published October 2019).

    For more, read What in the world of sustainability are Coke and Pepsi up to now?

    Next: A K 2019 update to clarify oxo-biodegradable plastics

    #4. Two hot topics merge in this report that married the K Show with a sustainable packaging controversy: oxo-biodegradable additives that help plastics biodegrade faster in the presence of oxygen. They are intended for plastics that get into the open environment—including the marine environment—to offset the carelessness of people who litter and the lack of collection, recycling or incineration infrastructure. 

    Time-lapse video showing decomposition of oxo-biodegradable plastic bagThe Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA; London) was understandably frustrated by the passage on March 27, 2019, of a law banning single-use plastics in the European Union. The Single-Use Plastics Directive confuses oxo-biodegradable with oxo-degradable plastics, a persistent misunderstanding. Oxo-biodegradable plastics have even gotten pushback from the bioplastics industry, which claims that they will contribute to more waste in the environment.

    In November 2018, UK-based Symphony Environmental Technologies welcomed a report from distinguished lawyer and former Deputy Judge of the High Court in England, Peter Susman, QC, that declared the scientific case for oxo-biodegradable technologies to be “clear and compelling.”

    PlasticsToday conducted an interview with Michael Stephen, Deputy Chairman of Symphony and Chairman of OPA, to set the record straight.  For more, read K 2019: Setting the record straight on oxo-biodegradable plastics.

    Next: Substance-dispensing headgear, aka the Keg Head

    #3. What can you wear on your head that looks exactly like a baseball, futbol, motorcycle or any of 150 different things that can dispense beer or any other cold beverage? That’s the RoFo Beverage Dispensing Headgear, patented by Randy Flann. As a bow to Octoberfest, RoFo MOTORCYCLE BevDisHeadgear Right side PouringPlasticsToday celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the patent’s publication in October 1999 with a 10-page slide show gallery of various designs along with custom fresh information and details disclosed the past month in interviews with the inventor.

    Sound silly? It may be, but there’s also solid R&D behind Flann’s plans to bring it to market that included including two separate University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee engineering assessment reports, a blowmolding expert’s evaluation of the practicality along with recommendations and a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Stress Analysis graphic that’s also just plain cool.

    Along the way you’ll be treated to dispensers that resemble a futbol, sombrero, wrestling arena, motorcycle and more including one that hearkens to the Wild West.

    For more wild edutainment, see the slideshow, Plastic beer-barrel dispensers gone wild!

    Next: The inevitable—Greenpeace reaches a dead end

    #2. It was bound to happen. In a recent report from Greenpeace, “Throwing Away the Future: How Companies Still Have it Wrong on Plastic Pollution Solutions,” the organization has concluded that not only is plastic bad for the environment, every other “alternative” material is, as well.

    Those who are promoting a return to paper packaging will soon be hearing outcries from Greenpeace about how paper usage is destroying the world’s forests. After all, it is the earth’s forests that consume tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere like so many giant sponges. So, all you tree-huggers can breathe easy, so to speak.Greenpeace Decemberists doom and gloom

    Also, a lot of paper packages (as well as single-use paper cups and containers) have plastic liners and can’t be recycled. Off to the landfill with those! Paper recycling facilities are drowning in paper, and some recycling centers have stopped collecting paper entirely.

    And if you thought that bioplastics were safe from Greenpeace, think again. Greenpeace has dismissed bioplastics, or bio-based plastics made from plants such as sugar cane or corn, as just so much “greenwashing.”

    For more including an embedded music video, read Everything is awful: Greenpeace comes to the realization that no alternative materials to plastics are eco-friendly

    Next: It’s show time in plastics packaging

    The month’s most popular feature was, at 17 web pages, also among the longest posted last month. But don’t be put off by its length, it reads a lot shorter than that because it’s a breezy slide-show presentation with a lot of nice pictures and just enough information to give you the gist of what it’s about.  K show flag

    And what it was about was a preview of what makers of molding machinery for packaging as well as plastic packaging suppliers would present during K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany, held last month.

    Products highlighted run from sustainable in-mold labeling innovations to beverage breakthroughs to revolutionary rPET food packaging extrusion to vision systems, first-of-kind multilayer blowmolding and to injection molding for a Circular Economy and more, all part of an epic, world-class event that’s so expansive it's held only once every three years. For more of what you may have missed there, read What’s new in packaging at K 2019.


              

    Aktuelles aus Arbeitsbereichen der Prävention (120)

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    • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK)
      Achtklässlerinnen und Achtklässler auf gleichbleibendem Niveau bei den digitalen Kompetenzen. Internationale Studie ICILS 2018 stellt in Deutschland keine großen Unterschiede im Umgang mit digitalen Medien in Schulen seit der letzten Erhebung im Jahr 2013 fest. Achtklässlerinnen und Achtklässler in Deutschland liegen im internationalen Vergleich erneut im Mittelfeld, wenn es um den kompetenten Umgang mit digitalen Medien geht. Lehrkräfte nutzen digitale Medien im Unterricht zu deutlich höheren Anteilen als vor fünf Jahren, wenn auch seltener als Lehrkräfte in vielen anderen Staaten. Ein geringer Anteil der Jugendlichen erreicht die Leistungsspitze, ein Drittel verfügt nur über Grundkenntnisse im Umgang mit digitalen Medien. Im internationalen Vergleich weisen die IT-Infrastruktur und -Ausstattung an deutschen Schulen sowie die Fortbildung der Lehrkräfte noch Ausbaupotenzial auf. Das sind die zentralen Ergebnisse der heute veröffentlichten Studie „International Computer and Information Literacy Study“, ICILS 2018. Sie untersucht nach 2013 zum zweiten Mal die computer- und informationsbezogenen Kompetenzen von Schülerinnen und Schülern der 8. Jahrgangsstufe im internationalen Vergleich.
    • Deutsche Post Glücksatlas 2019
      Noch nie war die Lebenszufriedenheit der Deutschen so hoch wie 2019. Sie liegt aktuell bei 7,14 Punkten auf einer Skala von 0 bis 10. Damit wird das Ergebnis von 7,05 Punkten aus dem Vorjahr um 0,09 Punkte verbessert. Das ostdeutsche Glücksniveau stieg sogar um 0,11 Punkte auf das Allzeithoch von 7,0 Punkten, der höchste Wert, der jemals seit dem Mauerfall vor 30 Jahren gemessen wurde. Zum Sonderthema Geschlechtergerechtigkeit: Arbeiten in geschlechtergemischten Teams erhöht  die Arbeitszufriedenheit. Familienfreundliche Angebote stärken die Geschlechtergerechtigkeit und lohnen sich für die Unternehmen

    • Europäische Kommission (EK)
      EU-Gleichstellungsindex 2019. Die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter kommt in den Mitgliedstaaten nur im Schneckentempo voran. Mit 66,9 von 100 Punkten belegt Deutschland im EU-Gleichstellungsindex den 12. Platz. Der europaweite Wert für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter liegt bei 67,4 und hat sich seit 2017 nur um einen Punkt erhöht. Der am 15.10.2019 veröffentlichte Gleichstellungsindex des Europäischen Instituts für Gleichstellungsfragen (EIGE) zeigt, dass trotz der Errungenschaften der letzten Jahrzehnte und der Maßnahmen der Kommission die Fortschritte bei effektiver Gleichstellung nur sehr langsam vorankommen.

    • Polizei-Newsletter 235, November 2019
      Einzelthemen: 
      1. Jenaer Erklärung – Zoologen wollen künftig auf den Begriff „Rasse“ verzichten - 
      2. Kosten der Viktimisierung von Kindern und Jugendlichen
      3. Freigabe von Cannabis in den USA hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Kriminalitätsrate
      4. "Sex Offender Management"
      5. Strategiepapier zur Neuregelung der gewerberechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen in der Sicherheitsdienstleistung
      6. Zusammenhänge zwischen Kriminalitätsraten und wirtschaftlicher Entwicklung
      7. Von der häuslichen Gewalt zum Mord
      8. Einfluss der Polizeiuniform auf Auswahltest
      9. Staatsanwälte leiden unter psychologischer Belastung
      10. Mehr Strafverfahren gegen nationale Terroristen als gegen internationale in den USA
      11. Strafmündigkeitsgrenzen in Europa
      12. Verhaltensbasierte Überwachung
      13. Problematische Nutzung von DNA für die Polizeiarbeit
      14. Forensic Architecture (FA)
      15. Rechtsextreme Netzwerke und Terroranschläge
      16. Mehr Polizeibeamte, weniger Kriminalität?
      17. Polizei geht gegen psychisch gestörte Personen härter vor als gegen andere

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    Prävention von Radikalisierung und demokratiefeindlichem Extremismus: Aktuell (155)

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    • Bundesregierung (www)
      Kabinett beschließt Maßnahmenpaket gegen Rechtsextremismus und Hasskriminalität. In einer Presseinformation heißt es u.a.: "Hass, Rechtsextremismus, Antisemitismus und andere Formen gruppenbezogener Menschenfeindlichkeit haben keinen Platz in Deutschland. Die Bundesregierung ist fest entschlossen, unsere freiheitliche Demokratie dagegen zu verteidigen. Dazu hat das Bundeskabinett ein umfassendes Maßnahmenpaket beschlossen." 

    • Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)
      Antisemitismus in der Schule. Grundannahmen für die schulische Präventionsarbeit. "Auf einen Punkt gebracht: Schulische Akteure tragen eine Verantwortung daran, Antisemitismus zu bekämpfen, und benötigen Strategien, die auf längere Sicht wirken. Doch dafür fehlt teilweise auch die Motivation: Wenn man sich des Themas nur anlassbezogen und sporadisch, beispielsweise in einer Projektwoche, annimmt, kann man Diskussionen über die Frage vermeiden, ob einzelne Kolleginnen und Kollegen im eigenen Lehrkörper antisemitische Einstellungen haben, ob es Schülerinnen und Schüler gibt, bei denen Antisemitismus ein manifestes Problem darstellt, das nicht mehr pädagogisch gelöst werden kann oder auch, ob Lehrpläne und Unterrichtsmaterialien überhaupt den Ansprüchen genügen, um mittel- und langfristig eine Minimierung von Antisemitismus herbeizuführen (vgl. hierzu ausführlich: Salzborn/Kurth 2019). Vor diesem Hintergrund sollen an dieser Stelle einige grundlegende Überlegungen vorgestellt werden, die zentral für jede Form der Aufklärungs-, Bildungs- und Präventionsarbeit gegen Antisemitismus im schulischen Kontext sind, also direkt und unmittelbar dauerhaft in jede schulische Alltagssituation einfließen können."

    • Aktuelles aus dem Bundestag: Erfassung rechtsextremer Konzerte
      (hib/STO) Über Kriterien bei der Erfassung rechtsextremer Musikveranstaltungen berichtet die Bundesregierung in ihrer Antwort (19/13233) auf eine Kleine Anfrage der Fraktion Die Linke (19/12811). Danach bewerten die Verfassungsschutzbehörden eine Musikveranstaltung als rechtsextremistisch, sofern bestimmte Kriterien erfüllt sind. Dazu gehören laut Vorlage der Live-Auftritt mindestens einer als rechtsextremistisch bewerteten Band beziehungsweise eines Liedermachers, die Szeneöffentlichkeit, der Vortrag rechtsextremistischer Liedtexte beziehungsweise die "Feststellung rechtsextremistischer Aktivitäten der Interpreten anlässlich der Veranstaltungen (insbesondere Propagandadelikte)" sowie die Organisation der Veranstaltung durch rechtsextremistische Gruppierungen oder Einzelpersonen. Dabei ist nicht erforderlich, dass Informationen zu allen Kriterien vorliegen, wie die Bundesregierung weiter ausführt. Mindestvoraussetzung seien der szeneöffentliche Live-Auftritt sowie "Indizien für rechtsextremistische Inhalte, die sich insbesondere aus dem Auftritt einschlägiger Bands oder aus dem Vortrag entsprechender Lieder ergeben können". Zu berücksichtigen seien bei der Würdigung die Gesamtumstände der Veranstaltung wie etwa der Ablauf, die Liedtexte, der Teilnehmerkreis, das Verhalten der Organisatoren, Bands und Teilnehmer und der Vertrieb rechtsextremistischer Tonträger und Devotionalien.

    • Europäische Kommission (EK)
      Cybersicherheit und Terrorismusbekämpfung: EU-Kommission sieht weiteren Handlungsbedarf. Der am 30.10.2019 vorgelegte Bericht gibt einen Überblick über die Fortschritte bei den prioritären Legislativvorhaben in diesem Bereich sowie bei den jüngsten Initiativen zur Gewährleistung der Sicherheit der europäischen Bürgerinnen und Bürger sowohl off- als auch online. Der Bericht konzentriert sich insbesondere auf: Terroristische Inhalte im Internet – Angesichts der anhaltenden Bedrohung durch terroristische Inhalte im Internet fordert die Kommission sowohl das Europäische Parlament als auch den Rat auf, bis Ende 2019 eine Einigung zu den vorgeschlagenen Rechtsakten zu erzielen. Parallel dazu wurden die Arbeiten durch freiwillige Partnerschaften mit Online-Plattformen vorangebracht, wobei die Teilnehmer des EU-Internet-Forums sich zu einem EU-Krisenprotokoll verpflichtet haben – einem schnellen Eingreifmechanismus, der die virale Verbreitung terroristischer und extremistischer Gewaltinhalte im Internet eindämmen soll. Verbesserter Informationsaustausch – Die Mitgliedstaaten tauschen mehr Informationen aus als je zuvor, was insbesondere der Unterstützung durch EU-Agenturen wie Europol zu verdanken ist. Um verbleibende Informationslücken und Schlupflöcher zu schließen, müssen die Sicherheitsinformationssysteme der EU jedoch miteinander kommunizieren können. Aus diesem Grund hat die Kommission die Umsetzung der Vorschläge zur Interoperabilität bis 2020 zu ihrer obersten Priorität im Bereich Sicherheit erklärt. Darüber hinaus ruft die Kommission das Europäische Parlament und den Rat auf, zügig eine Einigung zu allen Legislativvorschlägen zu Sicherheitsinformationssystemen zu erzielen, so auch zur technischen Umsetzung von ETIAS und zum gestärkten Visa-Informationssystem. Cybersicherheit – Die EU hat ihre Fähigkeit zur Abwehr von Cyberangriffen deutlich verbessert und arbeitet nun daran, die Cybersicherheit von 5G-Netzen sicherzustellen. Im Anschluss an die EU-weit koordinierte Risikobewertung sollten die Mitgliedstaaten sich nun bis zum 31. Dezember auf eine Reihe risikomindernder Maßnahmen verständigen. Desinformation – Auch hat die EU mithilfe des Verhaltenskodexes für die Selbstregulierung im Bereich Desinformation vom Oktober 2018 ihre Bemühungen um Bekämpfung von Desinformation und zum Schutz der Integrität von Wahlen fortgesetzt. Ein Jahr danach wurden von den Unterzeichnern zwar einige hilfreiche Anstrengungen unternommen, sind aber mehr Maßnahmen seitens der Online-Plattformen erforderlich, insbesondere wenn es darum geht, den Verbrauchern und der Forschungsgemeinschaft größere Handlungsmöglichkeiten zu verschaffen. Durchsetzung der EU-Vorschriften im Sicherheitsbereich – Eine Reihe zentraler EU-Rechtsvorschriften zur Bekämpfung von Terrorismus und Cyberkriminalität wurden noch nicht von allen Mitgliedstaaten voll umgesetzt. Hierzu zählen prioritäre Dossiers wie der Austausch von Fluggastdatensätzen (PNR-Daten) und die Richtlinie zur Terrorismusbekämpfung. Nur 13 Mitgliedstaaten wenden die EU-Vorschriften zur Einschränkung des Zugangs zu Feuerwaffen an, und 21 Mitgliedstaaten müssen die Geldwäschebestimmungen noch in nationales Recht umsetzen. Zudem werden die EU-Vorschriften zur Einstufung des sexuellen Missbrauchs von Kindern als Straftatbestand von 23 Mitgliedstaaten noch immer nicht durchgesetzt und halten 4 Mitgliedstaaten die EU-Rechtsvorschriften zum Schutz vor Angriffen auf Informationssysteme nicht ein. Die Kommission fordert die Mitgliedstaaten dringend auf, die notwendigen Maßnahmen einzuleiten, um die vollumfängliche Umsetzung der EU-Rechtsvorschriften im Bereich Sicherheit zu gewährleisten. Zusammenarbeit mit dem westlichen Balkan im Bereich Sicherheit – Am 9. Oktober hat die Kommission im Anschluss an den Gemeinsamen Aktionsplan mit Albanien und Nordmazedonien Vereinbarungen zur Terrorismusbekämpfung unterzeichnet. Am 7. Oktober hat die EU zudem mit Montenegro eine Vereinbarung über Zusammenarbeit mit der Europäischen Agentur für die Grenz- und Küstenwache beim Grenzmanagement unterzeichnet.

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    Die Internationalen „Daily Prevention News“ des Deutschen Präventionstages im Oktober 2019

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    Nachfolgend finden sich die Links zu den im Vormonat veröffentlichten DAILY PREVENTION NEWS in englischer Sprache:

    31.10.: UNODC's Safety Governance Approach

    30.10.: Africa needs a continental strategy on foreign terrorist fighters

    29.10.: Call for Projects: Terrorism, Extremism and Online Radicalisation

    28.10.: How to Talk to Your Children About Bullying

    27.10.: OECD Study: Tackling obesity would boost economic and social well-being

    26.10.: Dirty Data, Bad Predictions: How Civil Rights Violations Impact Police Data, Predictive Policing Systems, and Justice

    25.10.: What works to prevent violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian crisis: Synthesis Brief

    24.10.: Tracking Fear - Measuring Safety Perceptions in Saskatoon

    23.10.: Refugees Welcome? Regional Heterogeneity of Anti-Foreigner Hate Crimes in Germany

    22.10.: GREASE Country Reports and Profiles: Religious Diversity Governance

    21.10.: Can soldiers solve Brazil’s crime problem?

    20.10.: Health in prisons: WHO fact sheets for 38 European countries

    19.10.: 2019 Open Call: Technologies to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse

    18.10.: 18th Shell Youth Study Germany

    17.10.: #PreventHumanTrafficking

    16.10.: What can we learn from the online response to the Halle terrorist attack?

    15.10.: Study suggests that many conflicts could be avoided with more deliberation

    14.10.: #MeToo Bangladesh: The Textile Workers Uniting Against Harassment

    13.10.: Commit a crime? Loved ones got your back

    12.10.: Using Engineer-Developed Models to Disrupt Human Trafficking

    11.10.: What is driving sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid rise in drug use?

    10.10.: Interactive map of projects, studies, policies and institutions aiming to tackle violent extremism and polarisation

    09.10.: Not every school’s anti-bullying program works – some may actually make bullying worse

    08.10.: An innovative strategy to reduce gun violence: beautify Chicago neighborhoods

    07.10.: Polarisation – a complex challenge for local authorities

    06.10.: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System

    05.10.: How to map violence without police data

    04.10.: Child Friendly Cities Summit

    03.10.: If you want to cut bullying in schools, look at the ‘invisible violence’ in our society

    02.10.: The Neuroscience of Terrorism: How We Convinced a Group of Radicals to Let Us Scan Their Brains

    01.10.: 6th Global Conference on Violence Against Women - SVRI Forum 2019

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    Régi retro Kinder Tojás Surprise Western Germany játék figura összerakható űrhajó - Jelenlegi ára: 600 Ft

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    A TERMÉK KÉPEN LÁTHATÓ SZÉP ÁLLAPOTBAN!  
    SZEMÉLYESRE NINCS MÓD! CSAK POSTÁZUNK!
    EGY HÉTEN CSAK EGYSZER TUDUNK POSTÁZNI, MINDEN KEDDEN! A HÉTFŐIG BEÉRKEZETT KIFIZETÉSEKET A VATERA ÁLTAL MEGADOTT CÍMRE KÜLDJÜK. KÜLÖN ÉRTESÍTÉST NEM KÜLDÜNK, HOGY A TERMÉKET POSTÁZTUK. A KIFIZETETT TERMÉKEK VÁRHATÓ ÉRKEZÉSE A CÍMZETHEZ 2-10NAP! KÖSZÖNJÜK A TÜRELMET!
    TÖBB TERMÉK ESETÉN A KOMBINÁLT POSTA LEHETSÉGES!
    MINDEN KÉRDÉSRE SZÍVESEN VÁLASZOLUNK!
    TERMÉKEK LEÜTÉSE UTÁN A VATERA KÜLD EGY AUTOMATZIKUS FIZETÉSI ÚTMUTATÓT! DE LEHETŐSÉG SZERINT MI IS ELKÜLDJÜK A FIZETÉSI INFORMÁCIÓKAT.
    EGY HÉT TELJESKÖRŰ GARANCIA MINDENRE!
    PONTOS, KEDVES, UDVARIAS ÜGYINTÉZÉS! VÁLASSZ MINKET!
    KELLEMES LICITÁLÁST!
    Régi retro Kinder Tojás Surprise Western Germany játék figura összerakható űrhajó
    Jelenlegi ára: 600 Ft
    Az aukció vége: 2019-11-21 21:01
              

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    A TERMÉK KÉPEN LÁTHATÓ SZÉP ÁLLAPOTBAN!  
    SZEMÉLYESRE NINCS MÓD! CSAK POSTÁZUNK!
    EGY HÉTEN CSAK EGYSZER TUDUNK POSTÁZNI, MINDEN KEDDEN! A HÉTFŐIG BEÉRKEZETT KIFIZETÉSEKET A VATERA ÁLTAL MEGADOTT CÍMRE KÜLDJÜK. KÜLÖN ÉRTESÍTÉST NEM KÜLDÜNK, HOGY A TERMÉKET POSTÁZTUK. A KIFIZETETT TERMÉKEK VÁRHATÓ ÉRKEZÉSE A CÍMZETHEZ 2-10NAP! KÖSZÖNJÜK A TÜRELMET!
    TÖBB TERMÉK ESETÉN A KOMBINÁLT POSTA LEHETSÉGES!
    MINDEN KÉRDÉSRE SZÍVESEN VÁLASZOLUNK!
    TERMÉKEK LEÜTÉSE UTÁN A VATERA KÜLD EGY AUTOMATZIKUS FIZETÉSI ÚTMUTATÓT! DE LEHETŐSÉG SZERINT MI IS ELKÜLDJÜK A FIZETÉSI INFORMÁCIÓKAT.
    EGY HÉT TELJESKÖRŰ GARANCIA MINDENRE!
    PONTOS, KEDVES, UDVARIAS ÜGYINTÉZÉS! VÁLASSZ MINKET!
    KELLEMES LICITÁLÁST!
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    DB Schenker deploys autonomous mobile robots as “next-generation supply chain”

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    DB Schenker has put Gideon Brothers’ autonomous logistics robots into service at its Leipzig, Germany, facility following a successful trial. 

    The Gideon Brothers robot is able to move 800kg and is designed to navigate safely around people and equipment, as well as moving other machines. It is also equipped with a visual perception-based robot autonomy system, which integrates machine learning with stereoscopic cameras to create next generation robot visual capabilities.

    The robots also feature a hot-swappable battery system, allowing minimum downtime for recharging.

    Xavier Garijo, member of the board, contract logistics at Schenker, said: “In our drive to offer strategic advantages for our clients in the increasingly complex digital environment, DB Schenker continuously explores opportunities to integrate innovations from visionary start-up companies.

    “Delivering automation possibilities for logistics and warehouse operations is a foundation for building the next-generation supply chain.”

    During the pilot, robots automated tasks associated with regular order fulfillment, speeding it up and allowing employees to focus on more complex tasks. A few weeks into the project, DB Schenker expanded the pilot by adding a significant number of new pick-up and drop-off points.

    In the first month of the pilot, a typical distance covered by a robot surpassed 26 km per week.

    Matija Kopić, chief executive and co-founder of Gideon Brothers, said: “Our machines perceive the world just like we do – by processing visual inputs and understanding what surrounds them and how it relates to their tasks.

    “This is a technological leap. Self-driving machines, powered by vision and AI, will succeed where earlier technology failed – it will become ubiquitous in industrial environments. We are incredibly proud to have built a team that has the potential – the vision and expertise – to disrupt material handling in indoor manufacturing and logistics environments.”

    Gideon Brothers finalised a second seed financing round earlier this month, raising €2.65 million (£2.3 million), with investors including NJF Capital, whose founder Nicole Junkermann said: “Logistics and intra-logistics have so far seen very little automation as the available technology didn’t offer the level of flexibility most operations need. This is changing.

    “Gideon Brothers is one of the few players globally developing – and validating – next-generation autonomy, which places them in a good position to be the company to disrupt material handling.”
    During the pilot, robots automated tasks associated with regular order fulfillment, speeding it up and allowing employees to focus on more complex tasks. A few weeks into the project, DB Schenker expanded the pilot by adding a significant number of new pick-up and drop-off points.

    In the first month of the pilot, a typical distance covered by a robot surpassed 26 km per week.

    Matija Kopić, chief executive and co-founder of Gideon Brothers, said: “Our machines perceive the world just like we do – by processing visual inputs and understanding what surrounds them and how it relates to their tasks.

    “This is a technological leap. Self-driving machines, powered by vision and AI, will succeed where earlier technology failed – it will become ubiquitous in industrial environments. We are incredibly proud to have built a team that has the potential – the vision and expertise – to disrupt material handling in indoor manufacturing and logistics environments.”

    Gideon Brothers finalised a second seed financing round earlier this month, raising €2.65 million (£2.3 million), with investors including NJF Capital, whose founder Nicole Junkermann said: “Logistics and intra-logistics have so far seen very little automation as the available technology didn’t offer the level of flexibility most operations need. This is changing.

    “Gideon Brothers is one of the few players globally developing – and validating – next-generation autonomy, which places them in a good position to be the company to disrupt material handling.”

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    DPD takes delivery of another EV first with launch of unique cargo bike

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    DPD has taken delivery of the first 10 EAV P1 electric assist cargo bikes - the result of a partnership with Oxford-based manufacturer EAV. 

    Five of the unique bio-mechanical hybrid electric-assisted pedal bikes are currently being tested on the streets of London, York and Newbury, while the other five are being shipped to DPD business units in Ireland, Spain, Germany, Portugal and France to help support British manufacturing and exporting abroad.

    The purpose-built, quadracycle measures 2m long by 1m wide, weighs 75kg and can carry a 120kg payload.  The 250 watt motor helps the rider accelerate to a maximum 15 mph.  The P1 can cover a range of up to 60 miles in a day and over 100 parcel stops and then be recharged using a normal 13amp, 240v plug socket.

    The bike's body is made from advanced composites which include the latest fully recyclable materials, for example; the fascia is made from a composite strengthened with hemp fibres stuck together with a resin based on the oil from cashew nut shells.

    The EAV P1 is part of DPD's aim is to be the most responsible city centre delivery company and the leader in electric vehicles in the UK.  In October last year, DPD opened the UK's first all-electric parcel depot in Westminster and plans to have a fleet of 500 electric vehicles by the end of 2020.

    Dwain McDonald, DPD's CEO commented, "The P1 is an absolutely amazing vehicle and we are immensely proud to be technical partners alongside EAV on this unique project.  This is an entirely new type of vehicle and is designed specifically to meet the current challenges for delivery firms in the urban environment.  

    "The early trials show that the P1 is performing really well and clearly has potential to be more efficient for us than traditional vans in certain locations.  It is highly manoeuvrable, can carry a good day's worth of parcels and can often get closer to delivery addresses than the vans.   

    "We're on a journey with EVs and as usual, we are ahead of the pack.  But it is uncharted territory, and the reality is that we are going to need to invest in new and different types of vehicles to solve new and different challenges.  We know that the environment and climate change matter more than ever to our clients and the feedback we get when we share our EV vision with them is really positive." 

    Adam Barmby, founder and technical director at EAV commented, "It has been fantastic to work alongside DPD and to see our vision for the P1 realised.  It is classed as an e-cargo bike, but really, we started from scratch and reimagined an entirely new type of vehicle to operate within the parameters of today's urban delivery market.  It is a modular design, so we can extend or shorten the chassis and change the cargo configuration to fit the brief.  In addition to the design flexibility, there is also a whole new set of efficiencies that we are tapping into here.  Realistically, the P1 can move as fast or faster than a traditional van through many cities because of the different routing it can take." 


              

    DHL ramps up its rail network and service along the new silk road

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    In response to growing demand for rail freight services between Europe and Asia, DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has opened three additional Rail Competence Centers in Europe and is introducing the fastest rail freight connection between China and Germany. 

    Located in Le Havre, France, Felixstowe, UK and Genoa, Italy, the local Rail Centers are staffed with China Rail Experts who advise customers and efficiently coordinate freight volumes. 

    The new rail service, operating between Xi’an in China and Hamburg and Neuss in Germany, has been set up in cooperation with Xi’an International Inland Port Investment & Development Group Co. Ltd. and is cutting transit time from 17 days to between 10 and 12 days.

     
    “We’ve seen a substantial increase in rail freight volumes along the ‘New Silk Road’ from China to Europe and vice versa,” states Thomas Kowitzki, Head of China Rail, Multimodal Europe, DHL Global Forwarding. 

    “Rail freight products are attractive due to their cost-effectiveness, short transit time, and lower CO2 emissions compared to other transport modes. Moreover, they require the real operational expertise that we bring to the table. We are happy to further expand our European Rail presence with a focus on rail transport in the DHL network. With our growing number of dedicated Country Rail Competence Centers and cutting-edge rail services we are offering the right portfolio of transport expertise and solutions for our customers while their business between Europe and Asia continues to grow.”

    Customer service and freight handling through dedicated local teams

    The Rail Competence Centers already coordinate significant volumes of export and import flows, including less-than-container-load (LCL) DHL RailConnect and full-container-load (FCL) DHL RailLine products. In addition to freight handling, dedicated teams offer comprehensive customer service. They coordinate end-to-end transport processes from collection and export all the way to customs clearance and delivery by truck or combined rail transport to the final destination. Customers benefit from shipment tracking, including temperature information upon request. Following the four Regional Rail Competence Centers in China and a European DHL Rail Competence Center in Poland, the first dedicated Country DHL Rail Competence Center was opened in Stuttgart, Germany in 2017.

    Cutting-edge transit time of 10 and 12 days

    Starting in Xi’an, at the heart of the New Silk Road economic belt, the new rail service takes an approximate 9,400 km route through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania to Kaliningrad Oblast, a part of the Russian Federation on the south coast of the Baltic Sea, before entering the European Union via the Mamonovo-Braniewo crossing. The final stretch of the route crosses Poland into Germany to the port city of Hamburg, and to Neuss, an important logistics hub on the Rhine River opposite Düsseldorf. This also shortens transit times for customers to other European countries e.g. Benelux, France and UK. Traversing numerous countries, the fastest rail service between China and Germany was created with the support of China Railway, Belintertrans, RTSB Gmbh, and UTLC – Eurasian Rail Alliance.

    The fast Xi’an-Germany rail connection will offer customers real-time milestone visibility, using GPS tracking of shipments via the iSee software platform to give shippers door-to-door visibility and insight into any shipping exceptions as soon as they occur.

    With the expansion of its intermodal network and expertise, DHL Global Forwarding emphazises the core of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s recently presented new corporate “Strategy 2025 - Delivering excellence in a digital world". The Group's purpose remains to connect people and improve their lives by enabling trade and helping businesses to grow.


              

    Germany’s Far Right Adopts a Slogan From the 1989 Berlin Wall Collapse

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    The Berlin Wall’s demise 30 years ago brought an end to a divided  Berlin — and symbolized the eventual liberation of East Germany, and later the rest of Eastern Europe, from Soviet communist rule. Yet the wall’s anniversary comes as the politics of east and west continue to reverberate through German society.  In former communistRead more

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    Dutch bankruptcy lawyer survives gun attack near his home in Germany

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    SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A Dutch lawyer who specialises in bankruptcy law has been shot close to his home just over the border in Germany while out walking his dog.

    Philippe Schol, 43, had a practice in Enschede but lived in German town of Gronau. He was fired at from a passing car and was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening, but he was hit in the leg by at least one bullet, broadcaster NOS said.

    One witness said he heard three shots directed at Schol. The gun was fired from a white car with Dutch number plates which drove off at high speed. According to German police, the car had several occupants.

    Website Nu.nl says that the Dutch counter-terrorism unit NCTV was aware of the risk to Schol and that he had been the subject of a risk analysis. And according to local paper Tubantia, the attack could be linked to complex and acrimonious bankruptcy proceedings surrounding a gym club in the town of Losser.

    The attack on Schol is the second on a Dutch lawyer within six weeks. On September 18, criminal law specialist Derk Wiersum was shot dead outside his home in the Amsterdam.

    He was defending a crown witness in a major drugs and murder trial.

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    Living Under the Spectre of Hyperinflation: 1923 Weimar and Today

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    A deeper look at the causes and effects of Weimar Germany’s completely un-necessary collapse into hyperinflation and chaos during the period of 1919-1923. More

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    Offer - Opportunities for the global 3D printing materials market to reach $4.1 billion by 2024 - USA

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    According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the global 3D printing materials market looks promising with opportunities in the automotive, consumer, medical, and aerospace industries. The global 3D printing materials market is expected to reach an estimated $4.1 billion by 2024 with a CAGR of 19% from 2019 to 2024. The major drivers for this market are rapid acceptance of 3D printing technology from prototyping to final product manufacturing and reduction in manufacturing cost. In this market, photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals, and ceramic materials are used in additive manufacturing. Lucintel forecasts that photopolymers will remain the largest material for 3D printing due to the increasing demand in medical, consumer electronic, and aerospace industries. The metal material for 3D printing is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period due to increasing demand for titanium in the aerospace & defense industry. Within this market, 3D printing materials for medical industry is expected witness the highest growth during the forecast period due to increasing adoption of 3D printing in medical devices and tissue engineering products. Fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA)/digital light processing, selective laser sintering (SLS)/multi jet fusion, and material jetting are the major technologies used in the 3D printing industry. Fused deposition modeling will remain the largest technology segment over the forecast period due to its increasing demand in automotive and consumer end use industries. Asia Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period due to the growing awareness of 3D printing technology and increasing adoption of 3D printing materials in medical and dental implants. Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include use of bio-inks and gels in the medical industry and increasing use of composite materials. 3D Systems, Stratasys, The ExOne Company, Arcam, EOS, Voxelijet, Arkema, Hogonas, Concept Laser, and Carpenter Technologies are among the major manufacturers of 3D printing materials. Lucintel, a leading global strategic consulting and market research firm, has analyzed growth opportunities in the global 3D printing materials market by material, end use industry, technology, and region. Lucintel has prepared a comprehensive research report titled “Growth Opportunities in the Global 3D Printing Materials Market 2019-2024: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis.” This Lucintel report serves as a catalyst for growth strategies, as it provides comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions. The study includes trends and forecast for the global 3D printing materials market by material, end use industry, technology, and region as follows: By Material [Volume (Tons) and $M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]: Photopolymers Thermoplastics Metals Ceramics Others By End Use Industry [Volume (Tons) and $M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]: Automotive Aerospace Consumer Medical Others By Technology [Volume (Tons) and $M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]: Fused Deposition Modeling Selective Laser Sintering/Multi Jet Fusion Stereolithography/Digital Light Processing Material Jetting Others By Region [Volume (Tons) and $M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]: · North America – United States – Canada – Mexico · Europe – Germany – France – UK · Asia Pacific – China – Japan – South Korea · Rest of the World This 290 page research report will enable you to make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace. For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or visit us at helpdesk@lucintel.com. Lucintel offerings include advanced materials reports, composite materials market report, strategic growth consulting, market research due diligence and business strategy consulting. About Lucintel Lucintel, the premier global management consulting and market research firm, creates winning strategies for growth. It offers market assessments, competitive analysis, opportunity analysis, growth consulting, M&A, and due diligence services to executives and key decision makers in a variety of industries. For further information, visit www.lucintel.com. This report answers following 11 key questions: Q.1 What are some of the most promising potential, high-growth opportunities for the global 3D printing materials market by end use industry (automotive, aerospace, consumer, medical, and others), material (photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals, ceramics, and others), technology (fused deposition modeling, selective laser sintering/multi jet fusion, stereolithography/digital light processing, material jetting, others), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)? Q. 2 Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.3 Which regions will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.4 What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the market? Q.5 What are the business risks and threats to this market? Q.6 What are emerging trends in this market and the reasons behind them? Q.7 What are some changing demands of customers in this market? Q.8 What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments? Q.9 Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth? Q.10 What are some of the competitive products and processes in this market, and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via material or product substitution? Q.11 What M & A activities did occur place in the last five years in this market?
              

    Lionesses need to deal with a new type of pressure – Bonner

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    Fit-again Jamal Lewis in familiar Northern Ireland squad

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    Michael O’Neill’s side take on Holland and Germany in Euro 2020 qualifying action this month.
              

    England Women fully support Phil Neville in Euro 2021 push – Ellen White

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    WHAT IS IN THIS AUCTION? This online auction features an Antique traveler’s trunk, Stenzel, Germany and Stainer, Austria violins, and sled. Furniture such as Lloyd Loom all-weather white wicker patio table, 4 chairs, sofa, end and coffee tables, chair and rocker, vintage Wilson and Mayers mahogany secretary. Pressed / Cut / Etched Glass and Crystal such as Vicoral "Moon and Star" stemware and serving pieces, Fenton cranberry, as well as Fostoria "Bridal Wreath," Royal... $1
              

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    DT Cuts Dividend on Spectrum Splurge but Lifts Outlook

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    EU sees Germany keeping budget surplus, France above deficit ceiling

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    Commerzbank warns it may not achieve 2019 net profit target

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    Germany_US_Pompeo_15376U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with American troops in southern Germany on Thursday, starting a trip based around the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in an area where he served as an Army officer during the Cold War.
              

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    Germany Needs one Million Charging Stations for Electric Cars by 2030

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    Electric cars continue to make their mark on a global scale. German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects a big boom in this regard.  To prevent any potential problems, she aims to have at least one million charging stations across the country by 2030. Electric Cars Need Charging Stations  All over the world, consumers show an increasing […]

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    Standing tall: Scientists find oldest example of upright ape

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    A man holds bones of the previously unknown primate species Danuvius guggenmosi in his hand in Tuebingen, Oct.17, 2019. Palaeontologists have discovered fossils in southern Germany that shed new light on the development of the upright corridor. (AP Photo/Christoph Jaeckle)More BERLIN (AP) — The remains of an ancient ape found in a Bavarian clay pit […]

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    Porsche launches online sales to win younger customers

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    Goldfinger Knows Nooothing

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    Ridicule is a weapon. And some 20 years after the end of World War Two, America was still fighting the Nazis, except using ridicule.

    It was called Hogan’s Heroes.

    Well, it’s a stretch to call the main supporting “enemy” characters Nazis. Werner Klemperer’s Colonel Klink and John Banner’s Sergeant Schultz were reluctant German soldiers at best. Klink was a father’s disappointment who wanted his ego fed, Schultz seemed to hope the war would end any minute so he could go back to his toy shop. (Banner liked kids in real life; Richard Dawson remembered how Banner would come over and play with his children). But there was a menacing Nazi threat in the plot almost every episode which somehow got ignominiously defeated.

    Klink and Schultz were really cartoonish characters, so that’s perhaps why I liked them. Both Klemperer and Banner’s fame came from the series, though Klemperer was also known as the son of outstanding conductor Otto Klemperer. Both actors came to North America to escape Nazism during Hitler’s rise. I suspect their roles (as well those of a number of Jews in the cast, especially Robert Clary) gave them great satisfaction that they posthumously stuck it to Adolf.

    Banner was interviewed a number of times while the series was running. Here are a pair of syndicated newspaper columns, the first from the National Enterprise Association of October 1, 1965, and the second from the Los Angeles Times News Service from September 1st the same year.

    One more series used Banner’s talents, but it only lasted 13 weeks in 1971. It was The Chicago Teddy Bears, and included Marvin Kaplan, Art Metrano and Huntz Hall in the cast. He was only 63 when died in 1973 of a stomach rupture while back in his birthplace of Vienna.

    John Banner Ate His Way to a New Role
    By ERSKINE JOHNSON

    HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Jackie Gleason, at 254 pounds, has lost his title as the biggest comedian on television.
    The new champ, at 260 pounds, is John Banner.
    Banner is the Vienna-born actor who plays the comedy role of Sgt. Hans Schultz in CBS-TV's "Hogan's Heroes." Background of the show is a World War II German prisoner of war camp and Hans is a bungling Nazi sergeant.
    Banner "blames" his obesity on the good cooking of his French wife, Christine, who he claims is the world's best cook. "But of course, he adds, "I am a great lover of food. Until I met and married Christine, however, I really didn't know how or what to eat."
    Until he met and married Christine, he laughs, "I was the leading man type—I weighed only 178 pounds."
    The story of the leading man who became a portly character actor because of his wife's cooking was just one ironic note to be found this day on the set of "Hogan's Heroes."
    The company was filming camp compound scenes on a movie back lot where the city of Atlanta was built, and burned, for the movie, "Gone With the Wind." Over the "southern" soil the Nazi flag now waved.
    Over "southern" soil prop men also had scattered salt to double for German snow. For the winter scenes members of the cast were huddled in heavy wool overcoats—and perspiration dripped from their faces as if they were melting ice.
    As usual in Hollywood, the shooting schedule calling for the outdoor winter scenes fell on one of the year's hottest days. The temperature was 89 degrees. John Banner's background is just as eyebrow lifting. This jovial man now playing a Nazi had fled from his native Vienna to the U.S. when Hitler's army marched into Austria.
    In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army, taking his basic training at Atlantic City. While there he posed for an official army recruiting poster (widely used at Easter time) of a GI kneeling in prayer in church with hands clasped and rifle resting on his chest.
    The accent John brought from Vienna has limited the acting he learned in Zurich to German, Russian and French characters. He has always wanted to appear in a western because of his theory that many of the first settlers in the west were German, some with heavy accents and some with no knowledge of English at all. "I have talked to many TV and movie producers and directors about this," he says. "They all agree with me but they all tell me, "The public wouldn't accept it! I wonder."


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    HOLLYWOOD—John Banner is a 270-pound Austrian-American actor who has made almost an entire career of playing sputtering comic German soldiers.
    His latest movie role was as the German sergeant with James Garner and Eva Marie Saint in "36 Hours." On Sept. 17 the TV audience will see his debut as Sgt. Schultz in the new CBS comedy series, "Hogan's Heroes."
    Like many actors, Banner resents being type-cast, but not to the extent that he will pass up a steady job.
    "This fellow Schultz on 'Hogan's Heroes' I'm very happy with. It's a miracle I got, the part at all. Everything seemed too perfect," he says.
    IT WAS MORE than happenstance which got Banner off on his soldier character. A Czech by the name of Hasek had written a novel called "The Brave Soldier Schweik," which Banner had read.
    Schweik was a World War I Austrian private, a hapless fellow who was drawn into trouble in spite of himself. Banner saw Soldier Schweik as a great type to copy as an actor.
    "I believe it's wonderful to be able to laugh about militarism," says Banner.
    He might have added that it is even necessary to laugh about it every so often if we are to remain sane. Part of his family and many friends were victims of the Hitlerian scourge which swept Austria while he was acting at Schauspielhaus in Zurich, Switzerland, under a two-year contract.
    Following the Anschluss, Banner escaped through Switzerland to the United States in 1938.
    IT WASN'T long after arriving here that Banner found himself a soldier in the U.S. Air Corps, and in a rare flash of military perspicacity he was made a supply sergeant.
    "But this was a different army. I remember how amazed I was at being able to gripe about everything I didn't like and was told I could even write a letter to my congressman. In Germany I would have been shot for just thinking such a thing," adds Banner, laughing.
    As Sgt. Schultz in "Hogan's Heroes," Banner is playing a German guard in a prisoner of war camp and becomes an unwilling ally of the American prisoner Col. Hogan (Bob Crane) and his men through fear of being sent to the Russian front.
    "SOME PEOPLE ask me how we can be funny about a prison camp in the war, and I say to them how was it possible to write about two little old ladies who killed 12 men and buried them in the basement and make it funny? Well, somebody did, and it was called 'Arsenic and Old Lace.' We will always be able to laugh at someone flaunting authority," Banner maintains.
    In addition to his blimp-type German, Banner has played a variety of Russian and Hungarian types. Now that he's been a naturalized American for many years, however, he is a bit piqued at the number of foreign actors imported for roles in American movies.
    "For some reason," Banner says quite seriously, "Hollywood would rather take in foreigners. Now I could have played Goldfinger, but not, they brought over Gert Froebe, who did it well, but there were people here to do it.
    "I saw 'Moraluri,' and I find they brought over four German actors for that one. Why is that? I can't work in England or most other countries because they don't want American actors," Banner adds, disgustedly.
    Couldn't he work in Germany a while, then wait for American producers to rediscover him, I asked facetiously.
    "Sure, in Germany I can work, but they don't make pictures there. There is no money," Banner sputters. Of course, if Hogan's Heroes clicks with the 1100 Nielsen rating families, and the sponsors' wives have no serious objection to Sgt. Schultz, Banner can be happy he is an American actor with a Viennese accent he can parlay into German, Russian, Swiss or South Slabovian.

              

    Porsche launches online sales to win younger customers

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    Pompeo’s Visit to Germany Will Again Center on Threats to Pull US Troops

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    Pompeo's Visit to Germany Will Again Center on Threats to Pull US Troops | Repeated threats to pull troops have failed to convince Germany to spend more

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    Video: Chasing Fabio Wibmer Through Germany with a Racing Drone in 'Follow Fabio'

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    Ancient Apes May Have Learned to Walk Upright in the Trees

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    Scientists in Germany have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown ancient ape with an unusual way of moving through the treetops. By standing upright on two feet and grasping branches with its long arms, this animal may have set an important evolutionary precedent for the bipedal primates that…

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    Galati Declaration Issued on Sturgeon Conservation in the Danube Basin and Black Sea

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    Sturgeons are one of the most endangered species on the planet © unknown30 October 2019, Galati (Romania) - The first ever joint discussion of sturgeon conservation issues among representatives from the Danube Basin and the Black Sea countries has resulted in the Galati Declaration on Sturgeon Conservation in the Danube Basin and Black Sea. The Declaration puts forward key messages to decision-makers from all relevant institutions and other stakeholders as a basis for shaping future actions and the way forward to saving sturgeons from extinction. More importantly, the document will serve as an implementation guide for the Pan-European Sturgeon Action Plan under the Bern Convention and EU Habitats Directive.
     
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    The 120 delegates to the International Conservation of Danube Sturgeons Conference: A Challenge or a Burden, represented fisheries, water and environmental administrations, the scientific community and civil society from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Canada and the European Commission.
     
    "Conference participants confirmed the urgent need for regional collaboration on a long-term fishing ban, effective measures against poaching, limiting bycatch in commercial fisheries and, to ensure that we do not lose the species while trying to save them from extinction, rearing these fish in scientifically controlled facilities in several countries to release them into rivers where populations have crashed or vanished altogether. Other measures highlighted at the meeting are the need of engaging fishing communities in sturgeon conservation and protection of remaining sturgeon habitats for spawning, breeding or overwintering. Only if all relevant stakeholders work together within countries and across borders can these amazing fish be saved from extinction". - Peter Gammeltoft, Chair of the Danube Sturgeon Task Force
     
    The conference was jointly organised by "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati (Research and Development Centre for Sturgeon, Aquatic Habitats and Biodiversity), the DSTF (Danube Sturgeon Task Force), the Romanian Ministry of Water and Forests, the Romanian Ministry of Environment, NAFA (Romanian National Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture), WSCS (World Sturgeon Conservation Society) and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), and took place under the patronage of the Romanian Presidency of the EUSDR (EU Strategy for the Danube Region) and the Romanian Academy from October 28-30.
     
    For more information:
    Beate Striebel
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    WWF Central and Eastern Europe
    bstriebel@wwfcee.org
    +43 1 524 54 70 0
     
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    According to the IUCN, today sturgeons are one of the most endangered species on the planet.
    WWF-CEE's long-term sturgeon strategy is to re-invigorate and re-establish healthy, stable populations of this key Danube species, and protect the Green Heart of Europe for nature and people. Currently, there is a complete ban of sturgeon fishing in the Danube and the Black Sea. However, larger fish that swim upstream to reproduce still fall prey to poaching because of the high price their caviar and meat fetches on the black market. Sturgeons are long-lived and reproduce only a few times in their life. We must make sure their habitats are protected and they are allowed to grow and thrive, or we risk losing a species which has survived over 200 million years.
              

    [HOLD] Barrick Gold (ABX-T)

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    Gold is not expensive. Barrick increased its dividend and he likes their management. The Chinese Central bank has been steadily building gold inventory. They want to move their reserves up to the likes of the US, Germany, etc. No major reserves are being discovered, so eventually prices will rise. Gold prices today will start some exploration across the sector. Gold prices could find resistance around $1719 /oz. Seasonally, gold prices usually rise from after US Thanksgiving into the spring.
              

    Nov. 9th and 10th, Eresing (Bavaria), Germany, 16th annual Model Railway Days

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    Bring your family along, there's a lot to see (and to play with). My Maglev is usually run-by-kids, and the food is really good at "Alter Wirt". The best combo for a day out with the family. Martin
              

    Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the ghosts of West European communism live on

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    Germany will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November. Martin J. Bull writes that alongside the sweeping changes that occurred in central and eastern Europe, the end of the Cold War also had a lasting legacy for western European states. While the demise of western Europe’s communist parties after 1989 appeared to signify […]
              

    B. Monchengladbach – AS Roma (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

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    B. Monchengladbach vs AS Roma Prediction & Tips In matchday four of Group J of the Europa League, Borussia Monchengladbach from Germany welcomes Roma from Italy. The match will be on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 20h, expecting a very interesting duel, between two very talented and very offensive team badges. The Germans did not... Read more »

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    St. Liege – Eintracht Frankfurt (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

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    St. Liege vs Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction & Tips In matchday four of Group F of the Europa League, Standard Liege from Belgium hosts Eintracht Frankfurt from Germany. The match will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 5:55 pm, with a great spectacle expected, between two teams that like to play with their eyes... Read more »

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    Das neue Gigaset GS290: Smartphone-Highlight „Made in Germany“

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    München, 07.11.2019 (PresseBox) - Gigaset stellt mit dem neuen GS290 zum Jahresende den Nachfolger des Erfolgs-Modells GS280 vor und präsentiert damit sein neues Flaggschiff-Modell: Neben einem starken Akku und riesigem 6,3 Zoll Full HD+ Display kann das Gerät kabellos geladen werden und verfügt ...
              

    Eurozone forecast for long period of weak economic growth

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    LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch has cut its growth forecasts for the 19-country eurozone for this year and next and warned that conditions could worsen in the face of an array of uncertainties. The European Commission said Thursday that the single currency bloc is expected to grow 1.1% this year, down 0.1 […]
              

    November 02nd, 2019

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    DOUBLES IS THE GAME (Football)-0.59 pts ​Brighton v Norwich Over 2.5 goals (Premier League 15:00)Bournemouth v Man Utd Over 1.5 goals (Premier League 12:30)1pt double at 2.26 with BetfairMan City v Southampton Over 3.5 goals (Premier League 15:00)Aston Villa v Liverpool Over 2.5 goals (Premier League 15:00)1pt double at 2.42 with BetfairLeeds to beat QPR (Championship 15:00)Fulham to beat Hull (Championship 15:00)1pt double at 2.41 with MarathonLeipzig to beat Mainz (Germany Bundeslig [...]
              

    November 01st, 2019

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    DOUBLES IS THE GAME (Football)-0.59 pts ​PSG to beat Dijon (France Ligue One 19:45)Hoffenheim to beat Paderborn (Germany Bundesliga 19:30)1pt double at 1.79 with VBet, BetHard DOUBLESISTHEGAME FULL RESULTS FIRST PAST THE POST (Horse Racing)+52.66 pts13:05 Newmarket - Raasel1pt win at 2.75 with Bet365, WilliamHill15:05 Wetherby - Guitar Pete1pt win at 6.00 with most providers16:10 Wetherby - Shan Blue2pt win at 3.20 with Betfair, PaddyPower FIRST PAST THE POST FULL RESULTS [...]
              

    Bethany England Tells 90min Why 2020 Olympics Is So Important After Missing Out on Women's World Cup

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    ​Chelsea and England forward Bethany England has her eye firmly on this month’s prestige international friendly against Germany at Wembley, but is also determined to command a place in next year’s Great Britain Olympic squad after missing out on the 2019 Women’s World Cup. England has risen to prominence as a star of the Women’s Super League and is one of the newest additions to the Lionesses after making her international debut in the aftermath of the World Cup. With women’s football booming,...
              

    Who tore down the Berlin Wall? Not David Hasselhoff, but Germans still love him

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    David Hasselhoff's legacy in Germany is inextricably linked to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here's why he's still beloved by many Germans.
           

              

    David Hasselhoff and the fall of the Berlin Wall

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    David Hasselhoff acted in "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch" on TV. As a singer, he is inextricably linked with the fall of the Berlin Wall.
           

              

    Amy Carney, "Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS" (Toronto UP, 2018)

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    From 1931 to 1945, leaders of the SS sought to transform their organization into a racially-elite family community that would serve as the Third Reich’s new aristocracy. They utilized the science of eugenics to convince SS men to marry suitable wives and have many children. In her new book entitled Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS (University of Toronto Press, 2018), Amy Carney assesses the role of SS men as husbands and fathers during the Third Reich. The family community, and the place of men in this community, started with one simple order issued by SS leader Heinrich Himmler. He and other SS leaders continued to develop the family community throughout the 1930s, and not even the Second World War deterred them from pursuing their racial ambitions. Carney’s insight into the eugenic-based measures used to encourage SS men to marry and to establish families sheds new light on their responsibilities not only as soldiers, but as husbands and fathers as well. Michael E. O’Sullivan is Professor of History at Marist College where he teaches courses about Modern Europe. He published Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Modern Germany, 1918-1965 with University of Toronto Press in 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
              

    German economic situation stable, growth to pick up once trade tensions gone - Scholz

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    Germany's economic situation is stable with employment at all time highs and economic growth is likely to pick up in the coming years once global trade tensions are resolved, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Thursday.

              

    Language Variation - European Perspectives IV: Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Language Variation

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    The eighteen contributions in this volume are based on papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), which was held at the University of Freiburg, Germany, from June 29 to July 1, 2011. The volume includes plenaries by Sjef Barbiers (Where is syntactic variation?) and Arnulf Deppermann/ Stefan Kleiner and Ralf Knbl (Standard usage: Towards a realistic conception of spoken standard German). In addition, the editors have selected 16 papers ranging over a wide field of languages/varieties and topics. The languages and varieties covered are Belarusian, British English, Catalan, Dutch, Gaelic, Gallo-Italic, Greek, Italian, Occitan, Rhaeto-Romance, Russian, Scottish English, Swedish, Turkish, and several varieties of German. The majority of the papers deal with phonetic and phonological variation (Caro Reina Deppermann, Kleiner and Knbl Katerbow Moosmller and Scheutz Schtzler Schleef West Zeller Ziegler), but morphological variation (Cornips and Hulk Dal Negro), morphosyntactic variation (Melissaropoulou, Themistocleous, Tsiplakou and Tsolakidis), and syntactic variation (Barbiers Hkansson Rothmayr) are also represented. Additional papers deal with code-switching. My nickname - interes Read more...

              

    From Silence to Protest: International Perspectives on Weakly Resourced Groups

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    The editors of this book examine social movement scholars' use of contemporary concepts and paradigms in the study of protest as they analyse the extent to which these tools are valid (or not) in very different regional - and thus political or cultural - contexts. The authors posit that 'weakly resourced groups' are a particularly useful point of departure to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of three key social movement schools of analysis: resource mobilization, political opportunity structures, and frame analysis. Some of the groups considered in this volume are financially disadvantaged, lacking money and work others are economically disadvantaged, with members having precarious, part-time, or short-term jobs some are socially disadvantaged, with fragile networks of solidarity others are culturally disadvantaged, with members continuously victimized, stigmatized and rejected finally some are politically disadvantaged when they have little or no access to decision-making structures. These exclusionary factors can be cumulative and give way to different outcomes. The chapters cover a large range of examples including urban riots in France and in Great Britain, the World Social Forums of Dakar and Nairobi, the struggles of precarious workers in Italy and Greece, unemployed mobilization in Germany and Ireland, the mobilization of the Roma and Muslims in Europe, the Brazilian landless movement, the mobilization of small farmers in France, as well as mobilization in aut Read more...

              

    AMBIENT JAZZ | Sooner: Simon Jermyn & Charlotte Greve

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    It's difficult to say which is more ethereal: the voice of Charlotte Greve, or her gorgeous saxophone playing. Born in Germany, Greve has led two groups, Lisbeth Quartet and Wood River.…
              

    Lufthansa ready for arbitration as cabin crew strike begins

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    Lufthansa is ready to go into arbitration to resolve a long-running staff dispute, the CEO of Germany's largest airline said on Thursday, as a walkout by flight attendants disrupted travel plans of tens of thousands of passengers.

              

    Lionesses need to deal with a new type of pressure – Bonner

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    A record crowd of up to 90,000 for a women’s match in England is expected when the Lionesses face Germany at Wembley on Saturday.
              

    Fit-again Jamal Lewis in familiar Northern Ireland squad

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    Kurds sued despite being victims of racist and police attacks

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    Patent Infringement: A Global Perspective

    Ideas and innovation are the cornerstones of any successful corporation. Given that modernisation and globalisation has had a significant impact on corporations, it is only fair that the ideas defining these businesses are given protection from being misused, manipulated or stolen. Stolen ideas is a modern-day problem playing on capitalism by generating revenue to the 'thief'. With the view of preventing this, ideas and innovations are being granted patents now.

    A patent, in simpler terms, is a right granted to an inventor over his invention by a sovereign authority providing the inventor with exclusive rights over the ownership of the process, design or invention. A patent granted to the investor is for a set period in return for disclosure of the invention. Infringing such a right gives the inventor a right to claim for remedies against the infringer. The claim includes and is not limited to injunctions, damages, account of profits, declarations and so much more depending on the jurisdiction of the disputed invention.

    Infringement of patents reign in all industries, from Apple making a claim against Samsung over an infringing patent on their smartphones and tablets to the 'Da Vin Ci Code' book to movie rights disputed.  This article aims to give a global perspective on patent infringement by analysing the different rules and regulations governing these jurisdictions and the various remedies available, respectively.

    United Kingdom (UK)

    Governing Law and Overview

    Patent infringement is a statutory tort as per the common law. In the United Kingdom, there exist well-structured legislations to govern patent rights and infringement. The Patent Act 1977 (as amended) (PA 1977) sets out the various rights and remedies governing patents in the UK. The later legislation Patent Rules passed in 2007 deals with the procedure involved in filing a patent with the UK Patent Office (known as the Intellectual Property Office), filing a patent infringement lawsuit, challenging the validity of the patent, opposing the grant of a patent and other related matters. There are Civil Procedure Rules governing patent rights in the UK as well however these CPR apply exclusively to England and Wales and not to Scotland and Northern Ireland as they have their own rules and regulations in the local courts.

    Overview

    As with all jurisdictions, in the UK a patent is perceived to be infringed when the invention is put to use by someone who is not authorised. Section 60 of Patent Act 1977 states that a person/entity is said to have infringed a patent only if the patent is granted and in force.

    Additionally, the person/entity in question should have done any of the following without the consent of the proprietor to have infringed a patent in the UK:

    • If the invention is a product: the person/entity disposes of, offers to dispose of, uses or imports the original product
    • If the invention is a process: the person/entity uses or offers the process of creation in the UK in addition to the point mentioned above

    To understand how to apply for a patent in the UK, firstly, it is essential to note that patent right is a negative right granted to the applicant, which prohibits an action relating to his invention. However, for this act, there would be no infringement if the patent is used for non-commercial, research, anti-terrorism, experimental medicines and related purposes. The reason for this was explained in the case of Corvalve Inc v Edwards Lifesciences AG [2009] EWHC 6 (Pat) where the courts held that experiments with the patent are allowed to encourage scientific research while still protecting the legitimate interest of the patentee. However, there is some debate over this subject as experimentation often leads to commercial gain (case of Monsanto v Stauffer [1985] RPC 515.)

    Procedure

    Section 1 of PA 1977 states that for a patent to be valid and granted it needs to be new, should involve an inventive step, should be capable of industrial application and is not excluded from being protected as a patent. Once the validity of the patent is granted and is deemed valid, opposing parties can apply directly to the courts to revoke the patent or declare infringement of the patent, regardless of whether the inventor of the patent or the owner is threatened with litigation.

    A patent awarded to the United Kingdom is through either the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) or the European Patent Office (EPO). Additionally, the possibility of joining either process under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) can be made through a foreign request. When issued, a patent provides an exclusive and absolute right to exploit what is protected by the patent and can provide coverage for 20 years as long as it is renewed (and the applicable fee paid) every year from the fourth anniversary of the filing date. A term of protection can be expanded by applying for a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC).

    Infringement in the UK

    It is an infringement to sell a patented process for use in the United Kingdom if the person making the offer understands, or it is apparent to a reasonable person, that using the method without the permission of the proprietor would be an infringement of the patent. Furthermore, Section 60(2) Patent Act 1977 also allows the patent proprietor to prevent an unauthorized person from supplying or offering to in the United Kingdom means relating to an essential element of the invention when they know, or a reasonable person would have known, that the element was suitable for and intended to be used in order to put the invention into effect in the United Kingdom. This is referred to as contributory infringement.

    Section 60(3) Patents Act 1977 exempts commercial staple products from this provision: -a patent proprietor can not prohibit someone from selling standard commercial objects merely because they could be used to assemble an infringing device, or even if the manufacturer knows that they are intended for that reason. For instance, according to the precedent in Menashe Business Mercantile Ltd v William Hill Organisation Ltd [2002], computer software is a patented entity although the manual to use it would not be.

    The nature of the various infringing acts in themselves is rarely ambiguous. Nonetheless, one issue that arises is whether fixing a copyrighted item can be infringed as a "making" operation. The response depends on the extent of the repair. Several factors such as the possible lifetime of different components, have to be considered. As per Schutz (UK) Ltd v Werit UK Ltd [2013], if the worn or damaged product continues to embody the entire claimed invention, excluding the component requiring replacement or repair, then it is likely that repair by replacing that component does not "make" the patented product.

    Another question arises when the product supplied is a package of parts that helps the user to assemble the component. Since the consumer has protection under Section 60(5)(a) Patents Act (discussed below), it can be argued that the selling of the package does not result in an infringing act of "making''. A similar argument occurs when the package is manufactured for sale so that there is no violation outside the jurisdiction. Nevertheless, these claims were not checked in case law. In any event, a supplier of such a kit might also be liable for contributory infringement. It is also essential to distinguish between direct and indirect patent infringement.

    Court Proceedings

    It is mainly in London that court proceedings involving UK and EP (UK) patents take place. They are heard either before the Patents Court (a High Court division) or before the Patents County Court, depending on the value and complexity of the case-more complicated cases or cases where the value of the case is more than £ 500,000 are heard before the Patents Court. The judges make their judgments; no jury exists. The procedure at the Patents Court is thorough and generally involves:

    • discovery of documents;
    • experiments (when necessary);
    • written facts and expert evidence (experts are appointed by a party, not appointed by a court); and
    • witness cross-examination at trial.

    In the United Kingdom, copyright disputes and patent validity issues were resolved in one court.  In comparison, in Germany, the two issues are addressed in separate trials (so-called 'bifurcation'). The Patents County Court provides a cheaper alternative to the Patents Court procedure. The level of complicated research information presented and the volume of cross-examination will be reviewed in the Patents County Court, providing small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals with a more open and generally cheaper process. If any party to a case at the Patents County Court thinks that the Patents Court is more suitable, a transfer request may be made.

    Damages

    In claims that proceed in the Enterprise Court of Intellectual Property, the court will make a summary assessment of the party's costs in favour of which any cost order is made. The extensive assessment is not valid. The court will not require a party to pay total costs in excess of:

    • £ 50,000 on the final determination of a negligence claim; and
    • £ 25,000 on a claim for damages or benefit account.

    The maximum amount of scale costs imposed by the court is as specified for each point of the case.

    Remedies

    Remedies for the patent proprietor, in either case, include a temporary or permanent order, products being shipped or destroyed, damages being paid, or an account of the infringer's earnings, or legal costs being incurred. UK patent judges ' decisions are also taken into account and often carry persuasive weight in circumstances where the same patent is litigated in other European countries

    European Union

    Concerning the EU, Section 60 of the PA 1977  of the infringing acts stems from the Community Patent Convention (Articles 25 and 26), revised and replaced by the Community Patent Agreement (89/695/EEC) (OJ 1989 L 401/1) (CPC). Similar provisions are introduced by other European countries. Section 60 was framed in compliance with Section 130(7) of the PA 1977 to have the same consequences in the United Kingdom as almost as possible as the relevant provisions of the CPC. Section 130(7) stems from the Community Patent Joint Declaration Agreement (OJ 1989 L 401/57) which is further implemented by the EEC member states.

    In Bristol Myers Squibb v Baker Norton Pharmaceuticals [ 1999 ] RPC 253, Jacob J held that since there was no distinction between Articles 25 and 26 of the CPC and the relevant provisions of section 60, it was easier to work based on the direct effect of the CPC provisions. Nevertheless, as section 60 has tended to focus mainly on that provision, this report is equally based on that provision as it represents the law in the UK and UK case law. Nonetheless, when interpreting the provision, the UK courts often turn to national European (mainly German) case law.

     


              

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    Picture Of The Day

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 PM PST

    A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, sits on the flight line, Oct 24, 2019. Consistent training and exercising validates the B-2Õs ability to respond to challenges all over the globe. (Sr. Airman Thomas Barley/Air Force)

    WNU Editor: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... Best photos of the week: Nov. 4, 2019 (Defense News).

    Majority Of U.S. Voters Say President Trump Will Be Re-Elected In 2020 Despite Impeachment Process

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:16 PM PST

    U.S. President Donald Trump sits for an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Daily Mail: Comfortable majority of voters say Trump WILL be re-elected in 2020 despite impeachment process – including one-third of Democrats

    * A new poll found that 56 percent of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020
    * That includes 85 percent of Republicans, 51 percent of independents and 35 percent of Democrats, according to the Politico/Morning Consult survey
    * Pollsters found that voters believed that Trump's voters were twice as likely than Hillary Clinton's to be 'very motivated' to go vote
    * Another poll found that the percentage of voters who believe Trump should win re-election hasn't significantly changed since the impeachment inquiry opened

    A majority of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020.

    A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 56 percent of all voters said Trump will be re-elected next year. The president obviously has an edge with Republicans, with 85 percent saying a Trump 2.0 is happening.

    But a majority of independents - 51 percent - agreed. Even a third of Democrats, 35 percent, said they believed there would be four more years of President Trump.

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    WNU Editor: He will be difficult to defeat. President Trump has the advantage of the incumbency and the bully-pulpit. The economy is also doing well, and his base overwhelmingly supports him. The Democrat candidates for President are also not inspiring, and I have trouble seeing them being able to attract independent voters. But the election is still far away. A lot can happen in 12 months.

    Should CIA Director Gina Haspel Protect The Ukraine Whistleblower From President Trump?

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:10 PM PST

    CIA Director Gina Haspel is sworn by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as President Donald Trump looks on and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds the bible during ceremonies at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, U.S. May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque © Reuters

    NBC: Intel officials want CIA Director Gina Haspel to protect Ukraine whistleblower from Trump

    As Trump allies denounce the whistleblower, pressure is building on CIA Director Gina Haspel to take a stand, say current and ex intelligence officials.

    WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump and his allies continue to denounce the CIA whistleblower whose complaint led to an impeachment investigation, pressure is building on the spy agency's director, Gina Haspel, to take a stand on the matter, current and former intelligence officials tell NBC News.

    "It will be incumbent on her to protect the whistleblower — and by extension, the organization — moving forward," Marc Polymeropoulos, a recently retired CIA officer who oversaw operations in Europe and Russia, said in an interview. "This is a seminal moment for her leadership, and I'm confident she will do the right thing."

    So far, Haspel has been publicly silent as Trump has railed about the whistleblower, a CIA analyst, on Twitter. So has the director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire.

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    WNU Editor: There is a problem with this "CIA analyst". He was removed from the White House for lying and leaking. He is implicated in filing a complaint against President Trump and Ukraine that has led to this impeachment inquiry, even though his complaint is at odds with the transcript that was released. He is a well known Democrat activist who is closely affiliated with former Obama intelligence officials whose opposition to President Trump is well known. Bottom line. This is a person who has used his CIA position to pursue a political agenda against the President and his policies. In this context, this is someone that I am sure CIA Director Gina Haspel does not want to step in and defend.

    Democrats' 'Star Impeachment Witness' Admits He Was Not On The Trump-Ukraine Call, And That His Sole Source Of Information Was From The NY Times

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 09:17 PM PST


    Zero Hedge: Democrats' 'Star Witness' Admits He Wasn't On Trump-Ukraine Call, Sole Source Was NY Times

    House Democrats have released the latest in the series of heavily-redacted transcripts of the secret hearings they had undertaken in recent weeks - that of Bill Taylor - the top US diplomat in Ukraine - ahead of his public testimony next week.

    As The Hill notes, Taylor is viewed as a key witness who previously testified in meticulous detail about what he considered an effort by Trump and his allies to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

    In leaked copies of his 15-page opening statement, Taylor voiced concerns that the Trump administration had withheld nearly $400 million in aid as leverage to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations into interference in the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his leading 2020 political rivals.

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    WNU Editor: When you listen to the main stream media they are saying that Ambassador Bill Taylor is a critical witness to President Trump's demand for a quid-pro-quo from the Ukraine government on military aid and an investigation on the Bidens .... Why William Taylor's testimony is central to the impeachment inquiry (PBS). But when you read his transcript .... READ: Testimony Of William Taylor, Acting U.S. Envoy To Ukraine (NPR), the story is very different where he admits that his source of information comes SOLELY from the New York Times?!?!?! You gotta be kidding me. His sole source of information that he is basing his testimony on is from the New York Times?!?!?! It is not surprising that the main stream media is ignoring this critical admission. Kudos to the above post from Zero Hedge and The Federalist .... Testimony Transcript Shows William Taylor Never Talked To Trump, Wasn't Even On July 25 Phone Call (The Federalist) for their summary and analysis on Bill Taylor's testimony. As for the Democrats hoping that he will be their "star witness" next week, my advice to them is that they find a better witness.

    Saudi Arabia Recruited Twitter Workers To Spy On Critics Of Saudi Regime

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 08:47 PM PST



    CNBC: Justice Department charges two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia

    * The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
    * The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses.

    The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

    The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses. A third individual, Ahmed Almutairi, was also charged for acting as an intermediary between the Twitter employees and the Saudi government, the Justice Department said.

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    US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on users -- AP
    Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia -- Euronews/Reuters
    Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia -- The Hill
    Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. charges -- NBC
    Twitter employees recruited by Saudi Arabia to spy on kingdom's critics, US prosecutors say -- The Independent
    Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics -- The Washington Post
    Three charged in US with spying on Twitter users for Saudi Arabia -- Twitter

    Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 04:00 PM PST

    Jesse Barajas searches for the remains of his brother José, who was was dragged from his ranch on 8 April 2019 and has not been seen since, last month near the town of Tecate. Photograph: Emilio Espejel/The Guardian

    Tom Phillips, The Guardian: 'The disappeared': searching for 40,000 missing victims of Mexico's drug wars

    José Barajas, who was snatched from his home, joins the ever-swelling ranks of thousands of desaparecidos, victims of the drug conflict that shows no sign of easing

    As he set off into the wilderness under a punishing midday sun, Jesse Barajas clutched an orange-handled machete and the dream of finding his little brother, José.

    "He's not alive, no. They don't leave people alive," the 62-year-old said as he slalomed through the parched scrubland of tumbleweed and cacti where they had played as kids. "Once they take someone they don't let you live."

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    Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

    Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area -- Peter Orsi and Maria Verza, AP

    The epic struggle behind Iraq's protests -- CSM Editorial

    A Month of Anti-government Protests in Iraq -- Alan Taylor, The Atlantic

    As US dithers over human rights, China opens its arms to Prabowo Subianto, the Indonesian defence minister with a chequered past - Amy Chew, SCMP

    From Singapore to Sweden, China's overbearing campaign for influence is forcing countries to resist and recalibrate relations with Beijing -- Drew Thompson, SCMP

    New Silk Road money is paving the Old Silk Roads -- Alexander Kruglov, Asia Times

    Why India pulled out of the RCEP free trade deal -- Rahul Mishra, DW

    Why is India's pollution much worse than China's? -- BBC

    One year to go for Tanzania's President Magufuli and the reviews are mixed -- Cristina Krippahl, DW

    Study: Russia's web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators -- Tami Abdollah, AP

    UK election campaign: Who wants what on EU issues? -- Rob Mudge, DW

    Explainer: Chile's constitutional conundrum - To change or not to change? -- Natalia A. Ramos Miranda, Reuters

    Revisiting the End of the Cold War -- John Lewis Gaddis & Elmira Bayrasli, Project Syndicate

    Why Are So Many Countries Witnessing Mass Protests? -- The Economist

    World News Briefs -- November 6, 2019

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:36 PM PST

    An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

    Reuters: Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

    The agreement bans enrichment and nuclear material from Fordow. But with feedstock gas entering its centrifuges, the facility, built inside a mountain, will move from the permitted status of research plant to being an active nuclear site.

    "After all successful preparations ... injection of uranium gas to centrifuges started on Thursday at Fordow ... all the process has been supervised by the inspectors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog," the AEOI said in a statement, Iranian media reported

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    MIDDLE EAST

    Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump, to visit Washington next week.

    Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says.

    Iraqi security forces break up protests in Battle of the Bridges.

    Civilian deaths as Idlib hospital struck by Russian air raids.

    Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain in safe zone near Syrian border.

    Iran begins process of fuelling centrifuges at Fordow.

    Riyadh has 'open channel' with Yemen rebels: Saudi official. Riyadh in talks with Yemen rebels, Saudi official says.

    Lebanon protesters seek to shut down key state institutions.

    World Bank urges Lebanon to form govt, warns of recession.

    Jordan police arrest man after stabbing attack at popular tourist site.

    ASIA

    China urges re-elected Canadian government to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

    Over a dozen killed in attack in Thailand's Yala province. 15 defense volunteers killed in Thailand attack. 15 killed in suspected rebel attacks in Thailand's south.

    Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack. ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost.

    Two suspected suicide bombers from Egypt killed in Philippines.

    Hong Kong protesters don Guy Fawkes masks to mark month since mask ban. Water cannons deployed in Tsim Sha Tsui as Hong Kong protesters wearing 'V for Vendetta' masks test new 'flash mob' tactic of assembling at short notice.

    Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho stabbed in Hong Kong.

    Facebook video shows PNG police kicking, hitting and stomping on group of men.

    Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy announces Saturday return.

    South Korea promotes DMZ 'peace zone' with new video.

    AFRICA

    At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso.

    Water crisis builds in Egypt as dam talks falter, temperatures rise.

    France says its troops killed a leading jihadist in the Sahel.

    10 civilians killed in militia attack in eastern DRCongo.

    Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal.

    UN calls for action as Somalia floods affect 200,0000 children.

    US Nile talks 'not a negotiation', says Ethiopia.

    Two killed in strike on Libya police station: ministry.

    Libya migrant attack: UN investigators suspect foreign jet bombed centre.

    Mozambique detains elite police chief over election observer's murder.

    EUROPE

    Mike Pompeo carries divisive US messages to Germany.

    Sweden charges man with spying on Iranian exiles.

    Johnson tries to shake off rocky start as UK election begins.

    PM's election campaign launch marred by gaffe, resignation and doctored video.

    Spain's far-right Vox surges in wake of Catalan independence protests.

    Local German conservatives cause uproar with call for talks with far right.

    Putin: New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection.

    EU urges faster Greece vetting of migrants as arrivals soar.

    Hungarian mayor resigns after yacht orgy video.

    Netherlands: '4,000 schools shut' in teacher strike.

    Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools.

    AMERICAS

    Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo.

    US Diplomat had 'clear understanding' of Ukraine quid pro quo.

    McConnell says Senate would acquit Trump if trial held today.

    Democrats win control of Virginia Legislature. Democrat declares upset victory in Kentucky governor race.

    Heavily armed hitman of rival El Chapo cartel is arrested over Mormon massacre after a stand-off at the US border where he held two HOSTAGES as heartbreaking photos show devastated relatives visiting the scene of the massacre.

    Mexico ambush: Boy, 13, walked 23km for help after gun attack.

    United States sanctions 5 Venezuelan officials.

    Chile: president promotes minimum wage hike to quell unrest.

    Chile's Pinera resists call to resign over protests.

    Chilean protest footage captures police officers on fire after molotov cocktail explosion.

    Thousands of Bolivians march over disputed election.

    TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

    Pakistan failed to stop terror groups from recruiting & raising funds, US report сlaims.

    German man fighting for Kurds killed in Syria.

    Turkey captured al-Baghdadi's wife and didn't make fuss like US – Erdogan.

    ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

    Wall St. ends near flat; healthcare shares gain but trade deal delay weighs.

    Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump's US.

    Xi Jinping's Brazil trip 'may be too soon' for China to sign partial US trade war deal.

    Macron in China: Xi hails $15 billion trade contracts as 'strong signal of free trade'.

    Michael Jackson's iconic moonwalk socks are tipped to sell for over $1MILLION at auction... more than a decade on from his passing.

    Israel Expects To Be Engaged In A Major War Very Soon

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:01 PM PST

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    Michael Oren, The Atlantic: The Coming Middle East Conflagration

    Israel is bracing itself for war with Iranian proxies, as Tehran escalates its provocations. But what will the United States do if conflict comes?

    The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran. They were mindful of the Iranian plan for a drone attack from Syria in August, aborted at the last minute by an Israeli air strike, as well as Iran's need to deflect attention from the mass protests against Hezbollah's rule in Lebanon. The ministers also reviewed the recent attack by Iranian drones and cruise missiles on two Saudi oil installations, reportedly concluding that a similar assault could be mounted against Israel from Iraq.

    The Israel Defense Forces, meanwhile, announced the adoption of an emergency plan, code-named Momentum, to significantly expand Israel's missile defense capacity, its ability to gather intelligence on embedded enemy targets, and its soldiers' preparation for urban warfare. Israeli troops, especially in the north, have been placed on war footing. Israel is girding for the worst and acting on the assumption that fighting could break out at any time.

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    WNU Editor: The Syrian conflict, unrest in Iraq, and the Yemen war is where the focus in the Middle East is right now. Another Hezbollah - Israel and/or Hamas - Israel war is not on people's radar.

    Media Upset That Trump's Son Tweets Name Of Alleged Whistleblower Even Though His Name Was Revealed Last Week

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 01:00 PM PST


    AFP: Impeachment: Trump's son tweets name of alleged whistleblower

    Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government.

    Amid calls by the president himself to expose the whistleblower, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the name of a CIA analyst which has circulated online for weeks, and linked to a Breitbart news article implying the person was pro-Democrat and anti-Trump.

    AFP could not independently verify the whistleblower's identity and is not publishing the name.

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    WNU Editor: This is actually old news. The identity of the "whistle-blower" was revealed last week .... The Identity Of The Anonymous 'Whistleblower' Who Triggered Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump Is Suspected To Be A Well Known Democrat Activist (October 31, 2019). A picture of the "whistle-blower" is below.

    Special Operations Air Force Member Goes Missing During Training Jump Over Gulf Of Mexico

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 12:40 PM PST

    The airman was a part of the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in in Okaloosa County, Florida. He disappeared four miles south of the field over the Gulf of Mexico

    Daily Mail: Desperate search launched for airman who fell out of Special Operations military plane 1,500 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and was last seen treading water after deploying his parachute

    * A search is underway for a staff sergeant in training who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon during a training exercise
    * The unidentified Air Force airman was from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida
    * He exited a C-130 four engine aircraft around 1.45pm from a height of 1,500 feet
    * He deployed his parachute and was last seen treading water in the Gulf, approximately four miles south of Hurlburt Field
    * As the aircraft turned to retrieve the man, crewmen lost sight of him
    * Several vessels, three Air Force aircraft were deployed in the search
    * The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coast Guard are also on the scene

    A desperate search is underway for a missing airman who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico after suffering a parachute-jump mishap while exiting a Special Operations military plane.

    The unidentified Air Force airman from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field was exiting a C-130 four-engine aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise around 1.45pm Tuesday when he suddenly vanished into the water below.

    'The fall happened during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field,' a report from the Air Force Times said.

    The Coast Guard said the airman was a staff sergeant in training and fell out of the aircraft at 1,500 feet, according to WEAR.

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    More News On A Special Operations Air Force Member Going Missing During A Training Jump Over The Gulf Of Mexico

    Special tactics airman missing in Gulf of Mexico; search underway -- Air Force Times
    Airman who fell from plane above Gulf of Mexico still missing -- NBC
    Mobile area Coast Guard continue search for airman who fell from plane into Gulf of Mexico -- Al.com
    Air Force member goes missing during training jump over Gulf of Mexico -- CBS
    Airman fell from C-130 military aircraft while training over the Gulf of Mexico -- Defence-Blog
    Coast Guard, Air Force, local agencies searching for a airman in the water near Destin -- FOX 10

    ISIS Launched A Failed Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 11:00 AM PST


    DW: Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack

    Twenty masked gunmen launched a failed attack on a Tajik outpost on the border with Uzbekistan. The rare attack was quashed when border forces launched a counter operation and killed most of the raiders.

    At least 17 people were killed in an overnight raid by armed men on an outpost on the border between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday.

    "An armed group of 20 unknown masked individuals attacked a border outpost … using firearms," said Tajikistan's national security committee, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS.

    Tajikistan's border forces said the assailants were members of the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group in Afghanistan.

    At least five of the gunmen were detained and later provided critical intelligence during interrogations, authorities said.

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    WNU Editor: I agree with this analysis .... Reported Attack In Tajikistan Could Have Broad Implications For Central Asia (RFE).

    More News On Today's ISIS Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

    Many dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS' -- BBC
    Fifteen IS jihadists killed in Tajikistan border attack -- AFP
    Tajikistan: 17 killed in attack on border checkpoint -- Eurasianet
    ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost -- Al Jazeera

    World Leaders Warn Iran To Stick To Nuclear Deal

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 AM PST



    ABC News Online: World leaders warn Iran to stick to nuclear deal, as it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges

    World leaders have called on Iran to fulfil the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal, after it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow nuclear facility.

    Iran has begun to further distance itself from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers that curbed its atomic work, local media reported on Wednesday (local time).

    The deal bans nuclear material from Fordow and, with the injection of uranium gas into its centrifuges, the facility will move from its permitted status of research plant to become an active nuclear site.

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    WNU Editor: Aside from their rhetoric that everything is still OK .... Long way before JCPOA collapses, says Rouhani's chief of staff (MEHR News Agency), the Iranians are becoming more and more nervous .... Exclusive: Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats (Reuters).

              

    Jessica Kaline: "Wüste Welle Big Band" Germany

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    Amazing experience being able to play for the first time in Germany with wonderful musicians! I'm using my new D'Angelico guitar and Headrush pedalboard!
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    Experiência incrível poder tocar pela primeira vez na Alemanha com músicos maravilhosos! Estou usando minha nova guitarra D'Angelico e a Headrush pedalboard.

    Jessica Kaline and "Wüste Welle BIG BAND" GERMANY

              

    RainForest: Amazon close to irreversible Fire Area

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    Soaring deforestation plus the harmful policies of Brazil’s reactionary president, Jair Bolsonaro, may push the Amazon timberland perilously to AN irreversible “tipping point” inside 2 years, a distinguished economic expert has aforementioned.

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    After now the timberland would stop manufacturing enough rain to sustain itself and begin slowly degrading into a drier savannah, cathartic billions of tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, which might exacerbate international heating and disrupt weather across South America.

    The warning came in a very policy transient revealed on by Monica Diamond State Bolle, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International economic science in Washington DC.

    The report sparked disceptation among climate scientists. Some believe the tipping purpose continues to be fifteen to twenty years away, whereas others say the warning accurately reflects the danger that Bolsonaro and international heating create to the Amazon’s survival.

    “It’s a stock, thus like every stock you run it down, run it down – then suddenly you don’t have any longer of it,” aforementioned Diamond State Bolle, whose transient additionally counseled solutions to the present crisis.

    Bolsonaro has vowed to develop the Amazon, and his government plans to permit mining on protected native reserves. Amazon farmers support his attacks on environmental protection agencies. His business-friendly atmosphere minister, economic expert Salles, has met loggers and wildcat miners, whereas deforestation and Amazon fires have soared since he assumed workplace in January.

    The policy transient noted that Brazil’s house analysis institute, INPE, reportable that deforestation in August was 222% on top of in August 2018. Maintaining the present rate of increase INPE reportable between January and August this year would bring the Amazon “dangerously {close to|on the brink of|near to|about to|getting ready to|on the purpose of} the calculable tipping point as shortly as 2021 … on the far side that the timberland will not generate enough rain to sustain itself”, Diamond State Bolle wrote.

    De Bolle is additionally head of the resident studies programme at Johns Hopkins University and last month addressed  a U.S. Congress committee on protective the Amazon. She referred to as her prediction a “provocation”.

    “If Bolsonaro is serious concerning developing the Amazon while not paying any attention to property or maintaining the forest’s standing, these rates would happen inside his mandate,” she said.

    Carlos Nobre, one amongst Brazil’s leading climate scientists and a senior scientist at the University of São Paulo’s Institute for Advanced Studies, questioned her calculation that calculable deforestation would quadruple from AN estimate of nearly eighteen,000 km2 this year to just about seventy,000 km2 by 2021.

    “It looks terribly inconceivable to Maine – the projected deforestation increase is a lot of AN economic calculation than ecological,” he said. However, he added: “We area unit seeing a rise in deforestation, i'm not questioning this.”

    Last year, Nobre argued in a commentary written with celebrated yankee conservation life scientist Thomas Lovejoy that the Amazon tipping purpose may happen in japanese, southern and central Amazonia once two hundredth to twenty fifth of the timberland has been cut – not expected for twenty to twenty five years. He has since brought forward his prediction by concerning 5 years.

    “The Amazon is already 17 November deforested, thus once you calculate at the present rate of deforestation, this two hundredth to twenty fifth is reached in fifteen to twenty years,” he said. “I hope she is wrong. If she is correct, it's the top of the planet.”

    But Lovejoy, a faculty member at American Revolutionary leader University in Fairfax, Virginia, aforementioned that Diamond State Bolle’s projection may come back true as a result of international heating, soaring deforestation and a rise in Amazon fires have created a “negative synergy” that's fast its destruction – citing droughts in recent years as a warning call.

    “We area unit seeing the primary unsteady of that tipping,” he said. “It’s variety of sort of a seal attempting to balance a rubber ball on its nose … the sole wise factor to try to to is to try to to some renewal and build back that margin of safety.”

    Among different commitments below the Paris climate deal, signed by leftist former president Dilma Rousseff, Brazil united to forest 12m hectares and finish outlaw deforestation by 2030.

    Mongabay reportable last month that Brazil appearance progressively unlikely to satisfy its Paris targets. Deforestation began rising below Rousseff in 2013 when 9 years of decline and has accelerated below Bolsonaro.