Celebrity chef among suspects in Germany rightwing coup plot

A celebrity gourmet chef whose daughter is the girlfriend of the Real Madrid footballer David Alaba and an ex-police officer once tasked with protecting Jewish communities from terror attacks are among the latest figures to have been linked to the foiled Reichsbürger coup plan in Germany, with further arrests expected as investigations continue.
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Perfect trade offer Raptors must make for Jakob Poeltl

The February 9, 2023, NBA trade deadline will be here before we know it, which means the NBA trade chatter is heating up. One player who is definitely on the block is San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl. There are plenty of teams who could use this versatile, talented big man, including the Toronto Raptors. […] The post Perfect trade offer Raptors must make for Jakob Poeltl appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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Remnants of a World War II POW Camp Can Be Found in Greeley

During World War II, more than 3,000 German and Austrian prisoners were shipped overseas by the Allies to a P.O.W. camp that was located just outside Greeley, Colorado. These individuals were captured while serving under General Rommel in North Africa. Constructed in the 1940s, Colorado's Camp 202 was situated on...
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In the Austrian Alps, dreading the day the cows stop coming home

Cattle in the Austrian Alps play a crucial role in making these mountains look the way they do today © Lukas Bezila / Lonely Planet. The Almabtrieb is both a prized tradition among Alpine farmers and a well-loved spectacle among tourists. But climate change and shifting economics are contributing to an uncertain future.

Paper Mill stage is alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

MILLBURN, NJ — “The Sound of Music” — put that great American classic onstage at the Paper Mill Playhouse and you have a wonderful family experience for the holiday season. I would say most of us — of a certain age at least — are familiar with the 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews and its iconic songs, such as “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi” and the title song, “The Sound of Music,” all written by the musical dynamic duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Slow travel: Why London to Stockholm by train is worth the day-long journey

After a day and night of rail travel, you’ll roll into Stockholm in the late morning © GenOMart / Shutterstock. Our slow travel series explores how you can take more mindful journeys by train, boat, bus or bike – with tips on how to reach your no-fly destination, and what to see and do along the way. Here, Lonely Planet's resident train expert Tom Hall takes us from London to Stockholm by train.

DJI Mini 3: Retailer confirms specifications and European pricing with RC-N1 remote controller bundle

DJI still has not acknowledged the Mini 3 yet, making today's rumoured launch date seem unlikely. However, an Austrian retailer briefly listed the upcoming drone on its website, confirming earlier leaks and European pricing. Contrary to those rumours, the Mini 3 is approximately €250 cheaper than the Mini 3 Pro, with Alza pricing the former at €579, including VAT.

Uncorked: Where should I start with Austrian natural wine?

Are you a wine connoisseur in the making? Or simply an oenophile-in-training? Either way, the Indy Wine Club is here to help. In our new series Uncorked, we are taking your burning questions about wine straight to the gurus at our partner Honest Grapes. No question is too big, or too small: is there ever a right time to serve red chilled? What should you look for when buying a Côtes du Rhône? And is cork always better than a screwtop? These are just some of the questions we’ll be answering in this column.Don’t get stuck in the grapevine. Send...

The European Film Awards Offer Art House Titles a Key Support System

The five best film nominees for this year’s European Film Awards give a feel for the breadth and diversity of the 2022 lineup, one of the most impressive ever for the event. To illustrate: An intimate drama of two pre-pubescent boys turns deeply tragic in Lukas Dhont’s Close; Ali Abbasi’s Iran-set crime thriller Holy Spider centers on a serial killer and the female journalist trying to catch him; Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage is a period portrait of an Austrian empress struggling for emancipation and against ideals of femininity; the Catalan-set Alcarràs from Carla Simón spotlights a family of peach farmers on...
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Austrian Collection Society (AKM) Joins the ICE Core

Austrian collection society AKM and its subsidiary Austro Mechana are the latest rightsholders to join ICE Core. The deal continues the exponential growth of the IE Core, which smashed its record monthly distribution, passing its customers more than €102m ($107M) in November alone. “The ICE Core reflects the best...

DYSTERSOL – sign with Black Sunset, album to be released in spring!

Founded in 2013, the Austrian melodic death metallers DYSTERSOL are currently finishing the last works on their third longplayer, which will be released next spring. In order to bring the successor of “The Fifth Age Of Man“, which was released in 2018, to the people, the quintet has now signed with Black Sunset / MDD Records! The first details and further information about the new album will be available soon, but you can already get ready for the strongest release of the guys so far! Stay Tuned!

Lessons from Hilde, who fled Nazi Germany for a better life

My great-aunt Hilde Bruell, an Austrian Jew who escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany, danced as a prima ballerina across European opera houses, and built her own home and businesses in Oakland, California, died Nov. 21, 2022, at the age of 106. She passed peacefully in the excellent care of her senior living center and hospice caregivers in Oakland.

Joseph Kittinger, a Record-Setter High in the Skies, Dies at 94

Leaping out of a balloon gondola almost 20 miles above the New Mexico desert on a summer’s day in 1960, Joseph Kittinger seemed like something out of science fiction. He free fell for 13 seconds, protected against air temperatures as low as minus-94 degrees by specialized clothing and a pressure suit. And then his small, stabilizer parachute opened as planned to prevent a spin that could have killed him. He free fell for another 4 minutes and 36 seconds, descending to 17,500 feet before his regular parachute opened.