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Wild boar who stole German nudist's clothes to be culled

A trained marksman is to be deployed to shoot a wild boar that stole the clothes of a naked German man, Berlin authorities said on Friday. The boar made international headlines last week after photographs of the portly nudist giving chase were shared on social media. But in a sad postscript to the incident, the local forestry department said yesterday (FRI) the boar would have to be killed as it has lost its fear of humans and presents a danger to public safety. The boar in question emerged from...
Tags: News, Berlin, Charlottenburg, RBB, KAMMER, Katja Kammer, Grunewald forestry department

‘Mini Mourinho’, protests, young signings – five things about Leipzig

Berlin (AFP) – Leipzig’s shock quarter-final win over Atletico Madrid sees the German club facing Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League semi-finals next Tuesday barely a decade since their creation. Under Julian Nagelsmann, 33,... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Atletico Madrid, Leipzig, Mourinho, Afp, Paris Saint Germain, Julian Nagelsmann, AFP Leipzig

Here are the 3 books you have to read before applying for a spot at Abu Dhabi's elite AI-focused university, which gives students full scholarships

The world's first university dedicated to the field of artificial intelligence is set to open its doors to students in Abu Dhabi in January 2021.  The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is part of the Emirati city state's 50-point plan to diversify its economy for the future.  Trustees includes Dr Kai-Fu Lee, previously of Google China, and Sir Michael Brady, a former director at MIT's AI Lab. We broke down the 3 books Sir Michael told us any students hoping for a spot at ...
Tags: London, California, Berlin, Trends, Mit, Abu Dhabi, Michael, Ponce, Mohamed, Russell, University of Copenhagen, Forsyth, Emirati city, Kai Fu Lee, Max Planck Institute, Michael Brady

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Filming Safety Protocols Being Used as Model for Productions Amid Pandemic

Jurassic World: Dominion is one of the first major Hollywood studio films to resume filming amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and as such, has found itself the unwitting “guinea pig” for how a film production can work in a pre-vaccine world. The production for the Jurassic World sequel began in July in Pinewood Studios in the U.K., where cast and crew were greeted with a 107-page safety manual detailing all the Jurassic World: Dominion filming safety protocols — protocols that may set t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Australia, Berlin, Marvel, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, Britain, New York Times, New Zealand, Sony, Nyt, Universal, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard

Hollywood Movie Production Restarts (But Not In Hollywood)

Hollywood has been unable to restart production on its own soundstages in California because of surging infections in the state, plodding negotiations with unions over protocols and the time it takes to get test results. So big movie studios, under pressure to get their production assembly lines running again, have focused on overseas shooting. The “Avatar” sequels are filming again in New Zealand. Sony Pictures has “Uncharted,” its adaptation of a popular video game, going in Berlin. – The New...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, California, Berlin, New Zealand, Sony Pictures, 08.13.20

Berliners Worry About The Health Of The City’s Visual Arts

More than 5,000 visual artists from around the world are based here, according to statistics compiled by city authorities. Despite high-profile closures, there are still more than 300 galleries, and before Covid-19 restrictions, there were public art talks nearly every night. The postponed Berlin Biennial is going forward on Sept. 5, and Gallery Weekend, an event in which about 50 local galleries court international collectors, has moved to mid-September from its usual springtime slot. Many art...
Tags: Art, Berlin, Visual, 08.12.20

Stoffel Vandoorne wins Formula E season finale in Berlin

Watch highlights as Stoffel Vandoorne leads home team-mate Nyck de Vries to win the final race of season six and clinch second place in the drivers' championship.
Tags: News, Berlin, Stoffel Vandoorne, Nyck de Vries

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas and Creators Discuss Researching the Hasidic Jewish Community

The creators of the Emmy-nominated limited series “Unorthodox” knew from the beginning that executing a show based on Deborah Feldman’s memoir would be no small feat. Bringing the story of how Feldman fled her Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for Berlin took copious amounts of research from actor Shira Haas, who plays Esty Shapiro; showrunner […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Feldman, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Deborah Feldman, Shira Haas, Unorthodox, Esty Shapiro, Unorthodox Streaming Room

Berlin nightclub Berghain opens to all for lockdown art exhibition

Visitors can view work by likes of Olafur Eliasson and Tacita Dean and take guided tours of venueBerlin’s legendary Berghain nightclub will relax its notoriously strict door policy for art lovers from next month as the venue turns into a gallery while the German capital’s nightlife remains on hold because of the pandemic.Berghain, housed in an old power plant on the border between the Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg districts, will from 9 September show works produced during the Covid-19 lockdown b...
Tags: Art, Europe, Germany, Berlin, World news, Culture, Art and design, Tacita Dean, Kreuzberg, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Berghain, Friedrichshain, Olafur Eliasson Tacita Dean, Shirin Sabahi Christine Sun Kim, Sandra Mujinga

‘Like Ronaldo and Messi’ – Ter Stegen and Neuer square off in Champions League

Berlin (AFP) – Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has the chance to advance his claim for Germany’s Number One shirt when he faces Bayern Munich and their veteran shot-stopper Manuel Neuer in Friday’s Champions League... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Bayern Munich, Ronaldo, Messi, Manuel Neuer, Afp, Marc Andre ter Stegen, ter Stegen, AFP Barcelona

Berlin’s Art Scene: Are Reports of Its Death Exaggerated?

The news that three top collectors were leaving the city set off a string of negative headlines and prompted soul-searching from artists and administrators.
Tags: Art, News, Berlin, Flick, Thomas, Olbricht, Julia, Sprüth Magers, Klaus, Berghain, Berlin (Germany, Lederer, Stoschek, Friedrich Christian

Berlin Says Choirs There May Start Singing Together Again

“The Senate of the City of Berlin has announced a decision to allow choral singing in closed spaces to resume, under very strict and precise regulation.” (Very strict and precise, in fact.) – OperaWire
Tags: Art, Music, Senate, Berlin, 08.11.20

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public but behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model. As its long-awaited public listing approaches, much of Palantir's bread-and-butter work has transitioned to mundane enterprise software contracting. Pinterest's former COO Francoise Brougher has filed a gen...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Microsoft, Mac, Berlin, Trends, Bloomberg, Airbnb, Abu Dhabi, Wall Street Journal, Palantir, Alexa, Emirati city

Berlin-based VC fund La Famiglia raises fresh $59 million fund to invest in early-stage enterprise startups

Berlin-based VC fund La Famiglia has raised a new €50 million ($59 million) vehicle to invest in early-stage B2B startups. The company's previous fund invested in Berlin's freight forwarding platform Forto, modular production platform Arculus, contractor payment platform Deel, and data collaboration platform Graphy.  "We're proud of our achievements from last couple of years, we've helped companies make connections at scale, accelerate their go-to-market strategy, and reduced sales cycles," Dr...
Tags: Europe, Berlin, US, Trends, Paris, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Zoopla, Skype, Atomico, Business Insider, Valentino, Jeannette, Franke, Voith, La Famiglia

La Famiglia outs new €50M fund to back seed-stage European B2B startups

La Famiglia, the Berlin-based “female-led” VC firm that invests in European B2B tech startups at seed-stage, has raised a second fund totalling €50 million, up from its debut fund of €35 million in 2017. Investors in La Famiglia have ties to numerous industry giants in Europe and beyond. They include the Mittal, Pictet, Oetker, Hymer and Swarovski families, industry leaders Voith and Franke, as well as the owning families behind conglomerates such as Hapag Lloyd, Solvay, Adidas, and Valentino...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, Berlin, Tech, Munich, Franke, Voith, La Famiglia, Alex Chesterman, Furstenberg, Personio, Hanno Renner, Mittal Pictet Oetker Hymer, Hapag Lloyd Solvay Adidas, Judith Dada

Von den 70s zu TikTok: Der Roller-Girl-Style feiert ein Comeback

Wenn es etwas gibt, worauf wir uns verlassen können, dann darauf, dass uns die sozialen Medien wirklich immer mit neuer Inspiration versorgen werden – selbst während einer globalen Pandemie! Und einer der coolsten Trends des Sommers ist meiner Meinung nach das Revival des Skater-Girl-Looks aus den 70ern – inklusive der passenden oldschool Rollschuhe, versteht sich. Vielleicht besitzt du ja sogar selbst ein Paar. Vielleicht träumst du nur davon, wieder die ungehemmte Freude zu spüren, an die du d...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Usa, London, La, Berlin, Mtv, Tipps, Welt, Luft, Das Leben, GEIST, Auch, Namen, Kalifornien

Wild boar steals laptop, gets chased by a naked German man

Personal Life Coach Adele Landauer was enjoying a relaxing afternoon by a lake near Berlin, when a group of wild boars approached the beach. I'll let her tell the rest of it, according to her Instagram post: A female wild boar with two babies came out of the forest in order to search for food. In Berlin we are free people - we love to bathe in the sun and lake like we are born. So, there were many people laying on their towels completely naked. Many of us were scared but the wild boars seemed to...
Tags: Post, News, Berlin, Life Coaching, Landauer, Kate Connolly, Wild Boars, Feral Hogs, Germans, Nudists, Naked People Running, Adele Landauer, Adele Landauer Instagram Don

Alcantara set to leave but Bayern ‘cautiously optimistic’ of keeping Alaba

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Tuesday he is “cautiously optimistic” of keeping David Alaba but is braced to lose Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara once the Champions League finishes in Lisbon. Having... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Lisbon, Thiago Alcantara, David Alaba, Afp, Bayern, Alcantara, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Alaba, AFP Bayern Munich

Germany to Russia: we will protect our people, online and off

The murder in a central Berlin park of a Georgian national, blamed by German prosecutors on the actions of a branch of the Russian state, has been a serious burden on relations between the two countries, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Maas said on Tuesday that Germany would do everything it could to protect its people, both in the online and offline spaces. "The murder in the Tiergarten, which prosecu...
Tags: News, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Moscow, Sergei Lavrov, Tiergarten, Heiko Maas, Maas

9 Berlin-based VCs discuss how COVID-19 has changed the landscape

A breeding ground for European entrepreneurs, Berlin has a knack for producing a lot of new startups: the city attracts top international, diverse talent, and it is packed with investors, events and accelerators. Also important: it’s a more affordable place to live and work when compared to many other cities in the region. Berlin ranked 10th place in the 2019 Global Ecosystem Report, trailing behind only two other European cities: London and Paris. It’s home to unicorns such as N26, Zalando, ...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Gaming, Europe, London, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Berlin, Israel, Tech, Paris, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley

Berlin murder: Slovakia to expel three Russian diplomats

The expulsions are reportedly related to the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin last year.
Tags: News, Berlin, Slovakia

Fans’ return to football stadiums ‘not suitable’ given virus trend: German minister

Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s health minister Jens Spahn said Monday he opposes the Bundesliga’s plans for the partial return of football fans to stadiums next season amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Thousands of spectators in the... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Jens Spahn

Sancho ‘staying’ at Dortmund as Man United deadline expires

Berlin (AFP) – Jadon Sancho travelled with Borussia Dortmund to their pre-season training camp on Monday, the day the Bundesliga club’s deadline for the England winger’s possible transfer to Manchester United expired with the Germans... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, United, Dortmund, Afp, Sancho, Jadon Sancho

Leipzig boss Nagelsmann unfazed by Atletico virus cases

Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann says he is fully focused on their Champions League quarter-final despite two detected cases of coronavirus in the squad of Thursday’s opponents Atletico Madrid. Atletico’s Angel Correa... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Leipzig, Afp, Atletico, Julian Nagelsmann, Nagelsmann, Atletico Madrid Atletico, AFP RB Leipzig

Bayern Munich turn up heat on Champions League bid against Barcelona

Berlin (AFP) – Hansi Flick says treble-chasing Bayern Munich must adapt quickly to the heat in Portugal as they fine-tune preparations for Friday’s Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona with Jerome Boateng and Kingsley Coman fit... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Portugal, Bayern Munich, Kingsley Coman, Afp, Jerome Boateng, Hansi Flick

The Golden Age of Berlin Comes to Life in the Classic, Avant-Garde Film, Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis (1927)

The rediscovery of Berlin began thirty years ago this November, with the demolition of the wall that had long divided the city's western and eastern halves. Specifically, the Berlin Wall had stood since 1961, meaning the younger generation of West and East Berliners had no memory of their city's being whole. In another sense, the same could be said of their parents' generation, who saw nearly a third of Berlin destroyed in the Second World War. Only the most venerable Berliners would hav...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Film, College, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, History, West, Seoul, Samuel Beckett, Sao Paulo, Facebook Twitter, Jenkins, Leni Riefenstahl

IFA cancels Global Markets event, but organizers say rest of show planning is in ‘full swing’

Late last-month, CES’s organizers called an audible, canceling the in-person tech show for 2020. The news seemingly cause the forces behind Berlin-based IFA to double down on the messaging for their upcoming event. Ahead of the September show, IFA has been particularly aggressive in attempting to get the word out. Take the August 4 press release, “IFA 2020 Special Edition: News Announcements non-stop at the IFA Global Press Conference – Global Brands unveil their latest Products, News and Ser...
Tags: Hardware, Berlin, Events, Tech, Ifa, Jens Heithecker, Coronavirus, COVID-19, IFA Global Press Conference Global Brands, IFA Global Markets

Cold water poured on hopes German football fans can return next season

Berlin (AFP) – Bundesliga clubs had their hopes dampened on Monday of a partial return of football fans in stadiums when the new league season kicks off in Germany on September 18. Last week, the... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Afp, AFP Bundesliga

Sancho jets off with Dortmund as Man Utd switch deadline expires

Berlin (AFP) – Jadon Sancho travelled with Borussia Dortmund to their pre-season training camp on Monday, the day the Bundesliga club’s deadline for the England winger’s possible transfer to Manchester United expired. The 20-year-old is... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Dortmund, Afp, Sancho, Jadon Sancho

Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne wins as Antonio Felix da Costa is crowned champion

Watch highlights as Jean-Eric Vergne wins in Berlin with team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa finishing second, meaning he is crowned Formula E champion for the first time.
Tags: News, Berlin, Antonio Felix da Costa, Jean Eric Vergne