Yearly Archives: 2014

Volksrepublik Volkswagen

Christina/ December 28, 2014/ Culture

The fact that German companies do have production locations abroad and do provide new jobs though which have been decruited before is nothing new. Globalisation is the corresponding magic word that seem to explain it all: closing of locations in Germany, revenue assurance abroad, predominance on attractive markets. What it personally means for German manager and their peers to relocate

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Through the wildly romantic Bode Valley

Christina/ December 28, 2014/ The daily grind

On advent 4th we set off to our last tour this year. This time we were heading for Thale and from there we took off to the wildly romantic Bode Valley – one of the finest gorges of the Harz mountains. According to the “program” we initially walked through the valley towards Treseburg. From there we walked on a steep

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The penis cemetery

Christina/ November 29, 2014/ Culture

That’s torn it: for years the European and American media has been lying to us and wilfully duped us. Pakistan and Iran countries of men wearing long beards, who are reluctant to all sexual appetite and virtuous behaviour is predominant everywhere? As if! In its pre-prime-time serial “Summits of Iran” arte.tv produced evidence to the contrary yesterday and showed as

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Tour of the angel: A fairy tale of angles, renegades and funny trolls

Christina/ November 24, 2014/ The daily grind

Well, it is about christmas time, although outside temperatures of yesterday’s hiking tour rather reminds of spring than winter. However, this is the time of the year when fairy-tales are told. That is why I chose the form of an experimental didactic play spiced with thoughtful humorously reflection to describe our trekking tour though the evergreen and springlike enchanted forest

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“Let us go on Schalke”

Christina/ November 16, 2014/ Culture

In the so called „Ruhrpott“ everything is a little bit differently and above all more relaxed. Suddenly Switzerland is situated close to the town of Hattingen and Schalke (the German football club) does not play in the Veltins-Arena but in a kiosk close to the Emscher Radweg. What does that mean in sequence? We are taking advantage of the nice

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“Learning Arabic is the first thing I would do”

Christina/ November 16, 2014/ Culture

The VW-Foundation has recently started a series of lectures called „eye witness, translators, contemporary witness: German foreign correspondent from the 1970ies until today“ in cooperation with the Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG). Incoming the two hosts of the evening, Bernhard Gißibl und Johannes Paulmann of IEG, are getting to the point by stating that “instead of researching on the objective

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George Clooney at Osterwieck

Christina/ November 16, 2014/ The daily grind

Who would have expected him here? George Clooney at Osterwieck, without Paparazzi, without his wife, without Nespresso capsules in this hands. But wait a moment ..? Did not Georgy make a movie nearby, i.e. in the Harz mountains? And right so, Clooney stayed in Halberstadt for his shooting and went for diner in Wernigerode: Clooney shoots in Halberstadt newspapers claimed.

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Discovering slowness

Christina/ September 28, 2014/ The daily grind

“Slowly, but surely” a proverb says. A statement that hold truth for many situations. Rarely it seemed to be so true for me as right now. Du to an aching inflamed finger I am forced to a mandatory break which is really a pain in the ass for somebody hyperactive like me. But after a period of self-pity I decided

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