HSV in 2017 – prospects not looking good, but it is still early days!

HSV in 2017 – prospects not looking good, but it is still early days!

In a not really dynamic game earlier this evening, Bayer Leverkusen beat Hamburg Sport Verein 3-0. And this all thanks to the Argentinian player Alario who played his first game for Bayer Leverkusen after weeks of wrangling with his former South American club.

But enough about the win – it is more the […] Continue Reading…

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig visits Russia

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig visits Russia
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig had to ask herself before her Russia trip whether or not her ‘school-Russian’ would suffice. Well she is finding out this week leading, along with her ministers Christian Pegel,Till Backhaus, a large economic delegation to Russia, more precisely to the partner region to St. Petersburg.

The day before yesterday she visited a ship-building fair in […] Continue Reading…

‘Orkantief – Sebastian’ fells trees in Northern German Mecklenburg – one fatality and some people wounded.

First Autumn storm to hit Northern Germany arrived on Tuesday. Called ‘Orkantief Sebastian’ it raged over wide parts of Northern Germany Wednesday. In Hamburg a man was killed by falling scaffolding.

The German Meteorological Service (DWD) warned on Wednesday of hurricane gusts, which in some cases could reach wind speeds of up to 140 km h.

Many trees were felled under the mighty weather and which in […] Continue Reading…

Northern German Summer 2017 – Weather-wise a …a small disaster!

Northern German Summer 2017 – Weather-wise a …a small disaster!
Heat, actually, prolonged heat, including several heat-waves, were forecast  across Southern and Eastern parts of Europe throughout the summer of 2017. By contrast, a mild, wetter or colder summer was predicted across the UK and Northern Europe and this has indeed been the case in summer 2017.

If you can read German – yes they do love […] Continue Reading…

Merkel to US -‘ Nord Stream 2 pipeline project is none of your business !’ – by G-N Blog Financial commentator Emil vd H.

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated very clearly that a proposal from the US Senate which would impose sanctions on Russia could create negative economic results for the European  economy and was therefore unacceptable.

A spokesman for Merkel said sanctions with extra-territorial effects – those having impacts on third countries – were clearly wrong and not thought out.

The German Foreign Minister Gabriel and the Austrian Chancellor […] Continue Reading…

Buchhandlung „Ein guter Tag” – Schwerin

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One of the great things about Germany – there are many others – is that Germans simply like BOOKS! And that is only good, because from knowledge comes progress and enlightenment and the world could use both at the moment!

We have written before on this blog about a small town in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern called Grabow where the library is the nicest looking building in the town. […] Continue Reading…

Hydro generation from Norway to Germany One Step Closer

A project that will bring surplus hydro generation from Norway to Germany is now one step closer with recently agreed funding .

According to International WaterPower and Dam Construction, a project that will bring surplus hydro generation from Norway to Germany will receive a EUR 350 million loan from the European Investment Bank . The bipolar High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link will have a capacity of 1400MW […] Continue Reading…

The Russians are coming!’/’Die Russen kommen’ – Museum Grabow

The traveling photo exhibition “The Russians are coming” can now also be seen at the Museum Grabow.

A photographic treasure of portrait photographs of Russian soldiers, which were created by Wittenburg photographer Elli Hartmann after the end of the Second World War. The negative glass panels were discovered by chance and edited by Henry Gawlik (head of the Hagenower Museum) to an exhibition.

It is conceivable that […] Continue Reading…

Hamburg Airport -Irritating gas affects 68 passengers

 

 Hamburg Airport evacuated after toxin gas scare

Passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated after 68 people had been injured by as of yet unknown hazardous material that had spread through the airport’s air-conditioning. 

Fire services rule out terrorist attack after toxin, believed to be pepper spray, leads to air traffic shutdown of more than an hour,

A small gas cartridge was found in a trash can in the security-area, suggesting […] Continue Reading…

2017 Rostock Cruise Season expects 192 Calls

 
Rostock Expects 192 Call Cruise Season
According to the ‘Cruise Industry News’ the North German port of Rostock/Warnemunde is expecting up to  190 vessel calls in the following  Cruise Season. 

“The year starts for the port on April 27 with the AIDAdiva, and there are five first-time calls including the Columbus, MSC Magnifica, Norwegian Getaway, Seven Seas Explorer and Viking Sky. AIDA will homeport the AIDAdiva and […] Continue Reading…