Friday, December 20, 2013

Tourist walks off pier while browsing on Facebook

If you read the article that was published in the Guardian under the heading Tourist walks off pier while browsing on Facebook, you'll know why I tend to stay clear of Facebook ;-)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Zerstörung des Heidelberger Schlossses / Destruction of Heidelberg Castle

Interesting article in today's RNZ (in German), with link to video animation of the destruction of Heidelberg Castle (with English commentary).

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HE Translations joins call on the Treasury to stop attempting to delay and undermine the 4th Carbon Budget

HE Translations joins call on the Treasury to stop attempting to delay and undermine the 4th Carbon Budget, in line with this morning's statement by the Committee on Climate Change that, if anything, the Budget should be strengthened, not relaxed. A full-page advert appeared in the Times today.

Hausboot auf dem Eilbekkanal

Das gibt was her!


Bin durch einen Artikel in der RNZ soeben erst darauf aufmerksam geworden dass heute ein besonders Datum ist!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Week in Germany

The German Information Center USA publishes a weekly newsletter, "The Week in Germany". According to the website, it provides a weekly round-up of German politics, business and culture every Friday. "TWIG" focuses on stories of value to American readers, from German-American business news to German heritage to the best innovations from German scientists. Although it says it is aimed at American readers, I find it quite interesting and relevant for non-American readers.

They also publish a weekly German-language newsletter, which is distributed every Monday. The website says: If you are a German living in America or an American who wants to keep up with Germany and practice your German, sign up for the “Deutschland-Nachrichten” to stay in touch. The content is somewhat different from the English version. I find it possibly even more interesting than the English version, and it is definitely not just relevant for Germans in America or American readers. The German website says: Unser Newsletter "Deutschland Nachrichten" bringt Ihnen jeden Montag Aktuelles zu deutscher Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Sport. Bleiben Sie über das moderne Deutschland informiert und halten Sie Kontakt mit Ihrer alten "Heimat", which sums it up nicely.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Nelson Mandela

Poignant/moving/momentous/historic front pages in today's Guardian, Independent, Times and others – even the Sun.