Showing posts with label Germany. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Germany. Show all posts

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Robbers dug a tunnel of more than 30 meters into a bank

Berlin fire fighters called on Monday to an underground garage put out a blaze only to find a 30-metre-long tunnel leading to the vaults of a nearby bank - which had been emptied.

The fire, which police believe was begun by the thieves in an attempt to erase any evidence and cause a distraction while they robbed the bank, broke out at around 6:15 am a regional paper reported.
The thieves had smashed through reinforced concrete to dig their tunnel, meaning they must have had access to heavy duty equipment.
Police were still examining the scene in the Steglitz area of the capital on Monday (14th January) afternoon and are yet to have found any clues pointing to suspects, despite thorough questioning of people living in the area.
Exactly how much money was stolen from the Volksbank branch has not been revealed and police said they had no idea where the ground excavated from the tunnel had ended up.
A similar incident took place in the southern part of Berlin in 1995, when an 11-strong gang tunnelled into a bank in Zehlendorf and took 16 hostages as well as several million euros.
article found here

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Corruption list 2012


Today the annual Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 was published. The ranking was very interesting for me.

The country with the least corruption in Africa is Botswana, it was ranked number 30 even before Spain( 30) and Italy(72). Ghana (64), Togo (128), Kenya and Nigeria shared (139). Most corrupt country, and also the bottom of the list is Somalia (174).
Denmark, Finland and New Zealand share the top spot!

Here are more results Germany (13), United Kingdom (17) and USA (19).

This list is very interesting to me. If you want to view the full list click here.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Music: Nneka - Lucifer (No Doubt)

Lyrics to Lucifer (No Doubt) :
It is Dollars, it is Euros, it is Sullis, it is Pounds, it is Crowns, it is Yens, it is Lyons
Still the clouds are gray, did u want us to believe that u love us, more than u love yourself
We have been waiting, to trust u since, had u praying on blood wounded knees, for u to hear us out,
in distress, must confess, you have achieved what is best, for the devil to rule our lives, to ruin this world
Oh no doubt, I am loving you more than I love myself
With your mouth,
you stole my soul so I could not love myself
Oh no doubt
I am loving you more than I love myself
With your mouth
you took my soul so and so I cannot love myself
For there was in our minds, our soul, in the world
there are books, there are laws, there is religion, for confusion, for control
Every corner there is dread, there is pain, is there love in the heart of man, for we know what we do

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happy reunification Germany!

Today the Federal Republic of Germany celebrates its 22-year reunion. The reunification of West and East Germany was already on 30. November 1989, this was the date the wall fell. But the 30th Novermber was a black day in the German history. On this day in 1938, more than 400 Jews were killed by the Nazi regime. Therefore, the Federal Republic of Germany relocate their reunion on the Oct 03.

I now live for 19 years in Germany and I think that Germany has changed much for the better. When I came to Germany with a very young age, I felt very strange but I quickly found friends, but parents especially the older generation was very reserved. There were also quite often racist sayings, which has now become very rare. All in All  one can say that the Germans are much more open to strangers. I feel very well in Germany now, I have many friends and I feel partially as German. So therefore Happy reunification!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Heidi Klum to host the coming MTV EMAs

Heidi Klum will host the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany. The MTV EMA on Nov 11, 2012 in Frankfurt's Festhalle. The world famous supermodel was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. "I'm honored to host the 2012 MTV EMAs in its return to my home country of Germany. The MTV Europe Music Awards is one of the biggest nights in global music, fashion and culture, and I'm thrilled to play a part in bringing this one-of-a-kind show to audiences all over the world. We're going to have a blast! "
The MTV Europe Music Awards is the biggest festival for music, fashion and culture.
Among other is Wizkid, the Nigerian outstanding talent, nominated for the EMA.