Peace prize for aleida and jan assmann

peace prize for aleida and jan assmann

Jan assmann begins at the podium with the first passage of the acceptance speech, his wife aleida then takes over quite naturally a few minutes later. Rarely are private and professional matters so closely intertwined in a couple as they are in the case of the two cultural scientists.

They also demonstrated this impressively at the presentation of the prestigious peace prize of the german book trade on sunday in the paulskirche in frankfurt.

Stranded in cambodia

Stranded in Cambodia

On tuesday afternoon, the chairwoman of the carnival club "die heiligen stadtschnecken" (the holy city snails) reached out to tuchel in heiligenstadt, andrea hertling, an emotional voice message. Desperate, kathrin hofmann and her boyfriend patrick hubschmann asked for help because they were stranded in cambodia. The two had on 8. Marz started a two-week vacation to cambodia and could not take their return flight planned for last sunday because of the corona crisis.

"Kathrin is a guard girl with us, so we naturally put ourselves out there", says andrea hertling. The club members contacted therefore the bamberger CSU landtagsabgeordneter holger dremel, which turned with its office leader raimund domsz also immediately to the auswartige office. With success: kathrin hofmann and patrick hubschmann landed safely in brussel from cambodia on thursday. With a rented car it went from there to frankfurt and from there with the own car back to the homeland.

Fiscal pact and esm to be adopted in june

Fiscal pact and esm to be adopted in june

This was announced by the coalition factions on thursday after consultations between chancellor angela merkel (CDU) and the party and faction leaders in berlin. The federal council is to decide in a special session on the same evening. Both sides agreed on further consultations to iron out final disagreements.

In view of the worsening debt crisis in countries such as spain and the fateful election in greece on sunday, germany wants to use it to send a signal of security to the extremely nervous markets.

“Treating all three localities equally”

In 2014, the decision of the voters was very close: egon kloffel, the CSU candidate, won the election with 51.6 percent against his deputy at the time, alfons gundelach, of the wahlergemeinschaft rothhausen. In march 2020, the incumbent community leader will have to defend himself as the candidate of the burgerblock theinfeld against his deputy judith dekant (wahlergemeinschaft rothhausen) and his former opponent in the 2014 nomination, edwin braun (wahlergemeinschaft thundorf).

56-year-old says he's not scared at all. An election is always more exciting when there are several candidates. "I will be surprised." But for kloffel it is clear that there will be a snap election at the end of march.

Hofl-riesch wins in russia – neureuther 14.

Hofl-riesch wins in russia - neureuther 14.

After a fantastic descent on the course of the 2014 winter games, maria hofl-riesch threw herself into the snow as the winner. The 27-year-old punched the air with her fists in joy. "When you cross the finish line in the downhill, lindsey vonn is already down and you’re leading – that’s something very special and that’s why i shouted it out," hofl-riesch said after her first downhill win since january 2011. And this on the track in krasnaya polyana, where in two years the olympic medals of the sochi games will be awarded. "That is definitely doubly good."

A few meters away, the american vonn was struggling with her own driving, despite her early win of the fifth small crystal ball in this discipline. But she could still be happy with her skiing friend from partenkirchen. "I did my best. But maria skied super and deserved the victory", the overall world cup leader.

The 8. November will not be a holiday – how the free state justifies its refusal

The 8. November will not be a holiday - how the free state justifies its refusal

A nationwide holiday to mark the 100th anniversary. Foundation day of the state of bavaria? The bavarian SPD would have liked to have – but that's not going to happen now. The state government has rejected the request.

Thursday, 8. November 2018, will probably remain a normal working day in bavaria. The state government has rejected a demand by the SPD in the bavarian state parliament to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the state. To make the foundation day of the free state a holiday in the coming year, strictly rejected. "Bavaria already has the most public holidays compared to other countries", a letter from the ministry of education to SPD parliamentary group leader markus rinderspacher, obtained by dpa in munich, reads as follows.