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2010-10-04 08:30:00

BERLIN and ATLANTA, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The twenty year anniversary of the reunification of Germany yesterday put the spotlight back on the formerly divided country and its capital, Berlin. Located at the center of Eastern Germany, Berlin now boasts one of the world's most impressive infrastructure projects, Berlin Brandenburg International airport. The airport adds to the region's portfolio as an international, high-tech business location, which is underscored by the presence of more...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RedBrownandBlue.com (RBB), a national political and social commentary website that aims to serve as a two-way bridge between grassroots multicultural communities and mainstream media and influencers, announced today the addition of respected, nationally-syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette to its team of regular contributors. Navarrette is a member of the editorial board of The San Diego Union-Tribune and a nationally-syndicated columnist with The...

2010-01-22 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City-based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra announces the completion of six new "Brandenburg" concerti. Orpheus' three-year, six-part New Brandenburg commissioning project paired six celebrated living composers with one of J.S. Bach's original "Brandenburg" concerti, widely regarded as some of the finest musical compositions to emerge from the Baroque era. Orpheus challenged each composer to write a companion piece inspired by an original Bach...

2009-09-18 13:40:08

Authorities in Tennessee's Morgan County said a 75-year-old woman shot and wounded a man who allegedly broke into her son's home and fought with him. William Angel, chief sheriff's deputy, said Jesse Williams, 28, allegedly broke into the Petros home of David Brandenburg, 43, Thursday night and the men began fighting, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel reported Friday. Angel said Ruth Robbins, 75, Brandenburg's mother and next-door neighbor, heard the commotion when the fight spilled into...

2006-05-17 10:22:21

BERLIN (Reuters) - Black soccer fans attending the World Cup are risking their lives if they stray into parts of Germany where neo-Nazi attacks are on the rise, an anti-racism campaigner said on Wednesday. Supporters should avoid parts of the eastern German state of Brandenburg, said Uwe-Karsten Heye, head of anti-racist organization "Gesicht zeigen" ("Show face"), referring to the former communist state which surrounds Berlin. "There are small and medium-sized towns in Brandenburg...

2006-01-10 08:18:32

By Nick Antonovics BERLIN (Reuters) - The debate has long simmered below the surface, infusing popular culture even if it has yet to take political center stage: how should Germany look in the future? In her novel "Aus Drei mach Eins" (Making One out of Three), restaurateur Conny Kirschgarten sets a love story against plans to merge three of Germany's 16 states. In the book, regional politicians cannot even join forces to oppose the plans without getting into fist fights. Germany's...

2005-11-02 17:00:36

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leadership of Germany's Social Democrats on Wednesday nominated the premier of the German state of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck, to replace Franz Muentefering as party chairman, Muentefering told a news conference. The 51-year-old will need to be approved by a full party meeting later this month. Muentefering's resignation on Monday threw plans for a coalition with the conservatives into disarray and came after his party voted against his wishes and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.