THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year

The innitiative goes back to a 1989 idea by forestry official Silvius Wodarz. Announcing a tree of the year is now an annual event in Germany. With the spruce being this year’s winner. A tree that most people may know as their Christmas tree. In terms of cultivation it is one of the few trees that brings a forseeable profit for the owner. And though … Continue reading THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year

HORSES FOR THE PARALYMPICS: Visiting Volker Eubel’s riding stable for dressage riding

It’s Saturday. The hours before noon at Volker Eubel’s riding stable for dressage riding in Cologne. Horses in the main hall are in full motion. Among them: Volker Eubel. Once a successful equestrian himself, multiple German junior champion, Eubel now is a rather even more successful coach. Head coach of the Singapore dressage riding national team of parasports. One of the three best equestrians is on location … Continue reading HORSES FOR THE PARALYMPICS: Visiting Volker Eubel’s riding stable for dressage riding

MICHELLE OBAMA AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT? – Ines Pohl, editor in chief of Deutsche Welle, about Trump, media and the United States

It is Germany’s international broadcaster. Deutsche Welle (DW) not only reports from Germany and around the world, but also provides access to the German language. Starting March 2017, Ines Pohl is the new editor in chief. Prior to that she was working as the Washington D.C. correspondent of the broadcaster. Reporting live from the inauguration of the United States’ recent president Donald Trump.

It felt like the country was in a state of shock in that moment,” Ines Pohl recently said to students during a talk at a Cologne school. In the meantime opposition has formed, she says.

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