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DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess imposter theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess impostor theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


Adjust expands its anti-ad fraud tech by acquiring Unbotify

Adjust, a Berlin-headquartered company focused on mobile ad measurement and fraud prevention, is acquiring bot detection startup Unbotify. Founded in 2012, Adjust has become increasingly focused on ad fraud, and in fact created an industry group called the Coalition Against Ad Fraud a little over a year ago. Co-founder and CTO Paul Müller argued that although the industry has become increasingly concerned about fraud, Adjust has led the way in taking a more proactive approach: “Instead of jus...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Advertising Tech, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Tech, M&a, Cto, Adjust, Müller, Christian Henschel, Ad Fraud, DevCon, Henschel, Paul Muller, Unbotify


Talk about highway speed limit has Germans all fired up

BERLIN (AP) — A leaked proposal to impose universal speed limits on the Autobahn is causing outrage among car-loving Germans. The country’s transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, has said the idea “goes against all common sense.” But prominent Green Party lawmaker Cem Ozdemir defended the proposal Tuesday, calling it an “act of reason.” Germany is one […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Green Party, Andreas Scheuer, Cem Ozdemir


Oak Hill Capital announces promotions

Oak Hill Capital Partners on Jan. 22 announced the promotions of several executives. PRESS RELEASE Oak Hill Capital Announces Promotions New York, NY, January 22, 2019 – Oak Hill Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, is pleased to announce the following promotions across its investor relations and private equity investment teams. Andy Burdick has been promoted to Partner, Jake Shulman has been promoted to Vice President, and Adam Hahn and Jeff Mettam have been promoted to Principal. T...
Tags: Berlin, Trends, People, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Andy, Jake, Jeff, Adam, Lafayette College, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School, Oak Hill, Media Communications, Credit Suisse Group, Oak Hill Capital Partners


Google opens new office in Berlin with eye on expansion

BERLIN (AP) — American tech giant Google has opened a new office in Berlin that it says will give it the space to expand in the German capital. CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday the space means Google could more than double the number of Berlin employees to 300. Google currently has 1,400 employees in Germany. […]
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, World, Sundar Pichai


German prosecutors press terror charges against Syrian man

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors say they’ve pressed charges against a 29-year-old Syrian man who allegedly was a member of a foreign terror group and violated the war weapons control law. The man, whose name was not given, allegedly joined the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham insurgent group in Syria from 2013 to 2014. Frankfurt prosecutors said Tuesday […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Syria, Ap, Frankfurt, Nation, Islamist Ahrar al Sham


Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after US pressure

Germany has revoked the licence of an Iranian airline because it has been transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after heavy U.S. pressure on Berlin to act.
Tags: Money, Germany, Berlin, US, Syria, businessNews, Middle East


From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art Dubbed “the Jackie Kennedy of the Middle East”, Farah Pahlavi built a world-class collection of modern art before she and her husband were exiled. Now 80, she reflects on her beloved country. Farah Pahlavi, Iran’s first and last Empress, in the late 1970s. “When you leave your land, your love, your belongings, it’s very sad,” she reflects now.CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES Time was when Farah Pahlavi could paralyse parts of Manhatta...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Obama, Life, White House, Boston, Berlin, New York City, US, America, Eu, Iran, Rome, West, Egypt


How Hostelworld Screws Hostel Owners

Posted: 01/21/2019 | January 21st, 2019 I’ve wanted to own a hostel since I first started traveling. During my month on Ko Lipe in 2006, I spent my lazy days on the beach dreaming of opening one in New Zealand with some friends. It was going to be eco-friendly and called “The Greenhouse.” A few years ago, my hostel dream came true when a friend and I opened one called HK Austin in Austin, Texas. Since then, a lot of new hostels have opened in the city, and the competition for guests has heate...
Tags: Travel, London, Berlin, Austin, Paris, Sydney, New Zealand, Hostels, Travel Advice, Hostelworld, Austin Texas, Ko Lipe, HK Austin, Hostelz, Hostelworld Screws Hostel Owners, Hostelworld Elevate


The words most used to describe releases at Hard Wax

“Now that’s one fine and classy, atmospheric, big room tool, son.” Here’s the data when you crawl Berlin electronic music shop Hard Wax for descriptive keywords. Friend of the site (and one-time CDM Web developer) musician-and-hacker Olle Holmberg has crawled Hard Wax’s website. That’ll be the legendary record purveyor opened by Mark Ernestus back in 1989 in Kreuzberg, Berlin, and still a leading destination for vinyl lovers today. hardwax.com has accordingly accumulated a lot of words about ...
Tags: Music, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Georgia, Data, Web, Records, Hacks, Coding, Vinyl, Labels, Music Tech, Douglas Adams, Bahn, Olle


Berlin a half day before returning home

Morning Three BerlinJust enough time to walk to the Jdisches Museum before heading to Schnefeld Airport. We have planned a route that zig zags past various sites but the cold and the fret Richard Scott is full in our faces so we default to
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Richard Scott, Jdisches Museum, Schnefeld Airport


2.5 days in Berlin. First night

BerlinNumber one surprise.When we booked a three night January trip to Berlin back in October we didnt expect to discover that friends Ewan and Helen would be joining us on the same plane from Newcastle last night. Great to spend some time toget
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Newcastle, Helen, Ewan


Berlin day 2

1st Morning Berlin.Strolling up Friedrich Strae essentially a high street we soon bag a couple of Art Nouveau Jugendstil buildings. Excellent. Ive built up a collection of snaps of A N in European cities and am becoming obsessional about seekin
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Friedrich Strae


Berlin: Patra Spanou Picks Up Panorama Title ‘Family Members’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Patra Spanou has picked up world sales rights to “Los miembros de la familia” (Family Members), which will world premiere in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section. Variety has been given an exclusive first look of the film’s trailer. The film is the second feature from writer/director Mateo Bendesky, and is produced by Agustina Costa […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Patra Spanou, Mateo Bendesky, Agustina Costa


30+ Best Audio Books for Kids (General Picks + Our Kids Recommendations)!

30+ Best Audio Books for Kids Audio books can be a great way to pass the time on a long car ride, supplement a homeschool classroom, or keep your kids reading without a book in their hand. In our home, we use audio books all the time! Sometimes, we even have them follow along in a physical book! Audio books can be a great tool to keep kids reading if they are just learning to read, or even if they can’t read yet. If you are looking for some great audio book options for your kids, you’ve come...
Tags: Amazon, Nazis, Berlin, Lifestyle, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Poland, Sia, Denmark, Ellen, Copenhagen, Money Saving, Ada, Frugality, Ali, Charlotte


Bitwig Studio is about to deliver on a fully modular core in a DAW

Bitwig Studio may have started in the shadow of Ableton, but one of its initial promises was building a DAW that was modular from the ground up. Bitwig Studio 3 is poised to finally deliver on that promise, with “The Grid.” Having a truly modular system inside a DAW offers some tantalizing possibilities. It means, in theory at least, you can construct whatever you want from basic building blocks. And in the very opposite of today’s age of presets, that could make your music tool feel more y...
Tags: Music, Mac, Berlin, Windows, Tech, Software, Stories, Linux, Analog, Jack, CV, Modular, Max, Ableton, Bitwig, Bitwig Studio


Berlin: FiGa Acquires ‘Landless,’ Drops ‘Hormigas’ Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Sandro Fiorin’s Miami-based FiGa Films, a leading sales agent on the independent Latin American scene, has announced the acquisition of Brazilian doc “Landless,” and released a trailer for the Costa Rican-Spanish drama “El despertar de las hormigas.” Both features will play at this year’s Berlinale Forum and come from young Latin American filmmakers making their […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Miami, Figa Films, Sandro Fiorin, FiGa, Berlinale Forum


See the First Trailer for Hari Sama’s Sundance Premiere: ‘This is Not Berlin’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Writer-director Hari Sama’s fifth feature, “This is Not Berlin,” is set to world premiere at this month’s Sundance Film Festival. New York-based Cinema Tropical, a leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the U.S., has granted Variety exclusive access to the first trailer for the coming-of-age drama set in 1986 Mexico City. Sama wrote, directed […]
Tags: New York, News, Mexico, Berlin, Global, Sama, Hari Sama, This Is Not Berlin


The Nazis and your privacy

The nonprofit organization to which I belong recently put the personal data of around 410,000 people on the internet, connected to interactive street maps of where they lived. The data includes their full names, date and place of birth, known residential address, and often includes their professions and arrest records, sometimes even information about mental or physical handicaps. It also lists whether any of their grandparents were Jewish. How would you feel if somebody published your per...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Old school, News, Privacy, Nsa, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, US, Eu, History, United States, Cctv, Wwii


Knotel acquires Deskeo, Paris’s largest agile office space operator

Breathing down the neck of WeWork is Knotel, which in 2017 raised a Series A round of $25 million, then another round of $70m, and then another $5m in debt. It says it has one million square feet in New York versus WeWork’s four million. It’s now pushing out internationally. Last year it acquired Ahoy!Berlin, a workspace operator in Berlin, Germany, after setting up an operation in London. And today it has announced that it has acquired Deskeo, the largest office space rental operation in Paris,...
Tags: TC, New York, London, Berlin, US, Tech, Paris, WeWork, Amol Sarva, Berlin Germany, Knotel, Sarva, Deskeo Paris, Knotel Sarva


Unclothed Emperor? Costumes for opera stolen in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The emperor has no clothes in this production of Puccini’s “Turandot” by the Lithuanian National Opera, but then again neither does any other character. Guetersloh police said Monday the costumes coming from Spain for the upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s three-act opera were stolen from a truck near the western German city […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Germany, Berlin, Spain, Ap, Nation, Puccini, Giacomo Puccini, Guetersloh


Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after U.S. pressure

Germany has revoked the licence of an Iranian airline because it has been transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after heavy U.S. pressure on Berlin to act.
Tags: Money, Germany, Berlin, Syria, businessNews, Middle East


Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air amid security concerns

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is banning Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the Iranian airline's involvement in Syria.A foreign ministry spokesman said Monday the decision... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Germany, Berlin, Iran, Syria, Ap, Mahan Air


Tanker ship runs aground on Germany's Elbe river

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says a tanker ship carrying 9,000 metric tons (nearly 10,000 U.S. tons) of hazardous goods has run aground on the Elbe river near Cuxhaven in northern Germany.Dpa says nobody was injured and... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Elbe, Elbe River, Cuxhaven, Germany Dpa


Reinvented legacy: Nazi’s paintings fund foundation for Jews

BERLIN (AP) — When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler’s chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, she was only sure of one thing: she didn’t want them. Instead, Schramm sold them and used the money to start the Zurueckgeben foundation, a project for which she is receiving an Obermayer German […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Hitler, Schramm, Albert Speer, Hilde Schramm, Zurueckgeben


Germany bans Iranian airline on suspicion of spying, terror

Berlin has revoked Iranian airline Mahan's right to operate in Germany, a senior government source told Reuters on Monday, giving both safety concerns and the suspicion that the airline was being used for military purposes as reasons.
Tags: Money, Germany, Berlin, businessNews, Reuters, Mahan


Austria’s young chancellor welcomes one of oldest PMs

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has some special words of welcome for his guest, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is more than six decades his senior. Kurz told Mahathir after meetings Monday in Vienna “for me personally it is nice, as one of the youngest prime ministers of the world, to be […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Ap, Austria, Vienna, Nation, Sebastian Kurz, Kurz, Mahathir, Mahathir Mohamad


John Malveaux: LATimes.com: Resonance Records resurrects jazz history...with Eric Dolphy

RESONANCE co-president Zev Feldman with a copy of “Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet.” John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   forwards this: The Los Angeles Times 20 Jan 2019By Randall Roberts The story of “Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet” begins in a suitcase. It’s 1964, and the Los Angeles born jazz multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy, then living in New York and at the peak of his alto-sax-blowing powers, is headed overseas. Known fo...
Tags: New York, France, Berlin, Religion, Los Angeles, Paris, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Times, Montgomery, Jaco Pastorius, Wes Montgomery, Resonance Records, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, James Newton


‘Suspiria’ Remake Featurette Teaches You the Secret Language of Dance

The weird and wild Suspiria remake is now available on digital, giving you a chance to watch Luca Guadagnino‘s bloody epic from the comfort of your own home. To coincide with the digital release, and the upcoming Blu-ray as well, a new Suspiria remake featurette takes you behind-the-scenes to show you how the movie’s choreographer created the strange and memorable dance sequences. Suspiria Remake Featurette There’s a lot of differences between the original Suspiria and the 2018 remake. ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Berlin, Johnson, Dakota Johnson, Remakes, Video Clips, Damien, Olga, Dario Argento, Argento, Luca Guadagnino, Susie, Suspiria, Behind the Scenes Footage