Austrians turn on ex-chancellor's party after corruption claims

ZURICH, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Austrians have turned on the conservative Austrian People's Party (OVP), the senior partner in their coalition government, after party leader Sebastian Kurz quit as chancellor over corruption allegations, according to a poll published on Sunday. Support for the conservative OVP has crashed from 34% to...
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IWC and Hot Wheels Introduce a Collaborative "Racing Works" Watch and Toy Set

IWC Schaffhausen and Hot Wheels have joined forces to create a joint watch and mini Mercdes-Benz 300SL Gullwing toy set titled “Racing Works.” The project is designed to commemorate the 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting where Austrian driver Laura Kraihamer hit the track and got the behind the wheel of the iconic German vehicle.
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Noomi Rapace Icelandic Horror ‘Lamb’ Wins Sitges Fantasy Festival

Lamb, an Icelandic horror film starring Noomi Rapace has won the Sitges Fantasy Film Festival, taking the top prize for best feature-length film. The debut feature from Icelandic director Valdimar Johannsson premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes this year. It combines Nordic folk legend with WTF horror elements in the story of Icelandic sheep farmers who seize on a startling discovery during lambing season. A24 has North American rights for the film. Rapace also took best actress at Sitges, sharing the prize ex-aequo with Susanne Jensen for her starring performance in Peter Brunner’s Austrian horror film Luzifer. Australian director Justin...
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‘Lamb’ Brings Home The Bacon At Sitges Film Festival

Horror films have been getting their due this year–domestically and at overseas film festivals. The Icelandic horror film Lamb this weekend was awarded the top prize for best feature-length film at the celebrated Sitges Fantasy Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sitges–held in Spain–is one of the world’s foremost international festivals for horror and fantasy films.

Nobel Notable of Laureate Park: Bertha von Suttner, the Dogged Pacifist

One way to win a Nobel Peace Prize is to make Alfred Nobel fall in love with you. Then convince him to fund provisions for such a prize in his will. Just kidding … but not entirely. There is no real evidence that Alfred Nobel harbored truly romantic feelings for the lovely Austrian countess Bertha Kinsky, whom he first met when she spent a week in Paris in 1876 employed as his secretary and housekeeper. If their relationship was not, let’s say, steamy, the two did become intimate friends over the last quarter century of Nobel’s life. And what drew them so closely together – on an intellectual plane, of course – was their common passion for the cause of peace. You might say that Alfred and Bertha were soulmates, though Bertha was happily married for those many years.

Ferrari hope triple-headers ‘first thing to go away’

Once the pandemic is over, Ferrari racing director Laurent Mekies hopes triple-headers are one of the first concepts to be scrapped. Formula 1 first attempted holding three grands prix in as many weekends back in 2018, and it is safe to say that the French, Austrian and British GP combination did not go down well with the teams.
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POTD: Austrian Special Forces Sniper with HK417P and ZC527

In 2019 TFB were the first to discover the new Heckler & Koch HK417P model. To the best of our knowledge, this is the rifle we’re looking at in the front row. The HK417P was made for Austria and is a combination of the HK417 assault rifle and G28 precision rifle. It is a semi-automatic only rifle.

Anni Bergman, Therapist Who Listened to Children, Dies at 102

Anni Bergman, an Austrian-born psychoanalyst who worked with autistic children and contributed to a landmark study of early childhood development, died on Oct. 2 at home in Manhattan. She was 102. Her son Tobi confirmed the death. Dr. Bergman was a 40-year-old mother and music teacher when she was hired...

Second Request for Pro Choice Top Hat Gets a No, Marshmallow Fluff to Be Banned, FEI Dressage Rule Revisions to be Voted On

On 3 August 2021, British equestrian magazine Horse & Hound posted that a final push for a pro-choice top hat/helmet rule was thrown out by FEI. The FEI issued a "rule revision" draft on 12 July 2021 in which this news became public. Many more interesting and sport developing revisions are on the table, including the banning of marshmallow fluff.

Austrian Airlines expands its Premium Economy Class

Enlargement of the travel class on the entire Boeing 767 fleet. • New offer starting in spring 2022 on long-haul routes. • CCO Michael Trestl: “As a genuinely Austrian airline, we carry ‘Premium’ in our hearts. With the expansion of the Premium Economy Class, we want to offer better travel comfort to even more passengers”

Murano, Best Seller of the 2021 Sandbrink Special Auction

The 2.5-year old colt Murano became the price highlight of the second Sandbrink Special Auction organized in Idsingen, Germany, on 16 October 2021. Hosted by Kerstin Klieber and Stefan Sandbrink in partnership with some of their business associates, this auction featured a small collection of 2 and 3-year old colts, two licensed stallions, and six broodmares. Sandbrink purchased the majority as foals.
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Chrono des Nations: Marlen Reusser tops Anna Kiesenhofer, Stefan Küng storms men’s

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. Swiss riders scored a dominant double at the Chrono des Nations on Sunday. Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) and Marlen Reusser (Alé BTC Ljubljana) came out tops in the standalone French time trial in what made for a good day for the two European and Swiss national champions.

Austrian supplier Intel will be engaged in the production of ABF-substrates

Intel supplier Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG (AT&S) plans to become a leading supplier of the specialty material required for the production of high-performance, advanced electronic components for use in PCs and data centers. According to the head of the company Andreas Gerstenmayer (Andreas Gerstenmayer), in the next four years...

Instagram Can't Get Enough Of Wolfgang Puck's Edible Tennis Balls

We can all probably agree that one of the best parts of going to watch a live sports game is the delicious food you get to munch on while cheering on your favorite team in the stands. Nachos and soft pretzels are the standard fares at football games while the combo of a hot dog and popcorn is the go-to meal for any baseball fan regardless of what jersey you're donning to the ballpark.
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Austrian powerhouse Marco Kada’s newest part filmed over the last 15 months. This solo part shines a bright light into what he truly is capable of.

Saudi Arabia hosts the latter round of the “Formula 1” 2022 calendar

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced the calendar for the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship season and included 23 grands prix, with Bahrain the first on March 20, Saudi Arabia the second on March 27. and Abu Dhabi, the last of which will be on November 20. The Chinese Grand...

MVG and Price set up wouth watering clash

GERWYN Price and Michael van Gerwen will clash in a high-profile quarter-final at the Cazoo European Championship after dominating their second-round ties in Salzburg on Saturday. World Champion Price cruised into the quarter-finals with a 10-3 defeat of Czech teenager Adam Gawlas, coming from 2-0 down to power to victory.