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Raising the bar: Vagabund gives the BMW R nineT a lift

We’ve always admired custom motorcycle workshops that keep pushing the boundaries. Austria’s Vagabund Moto have been doing good work since day one, but they’ve never rested on their laurels. The founding duo of Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl seems to level up on every build, relentlessly experimenting with new designs, materials and processes. Their 15th build pushes the envelope to the breaking point. It’s a 2016-model BMW R nineT with hand-formed metalwork, 3D-printed parts, and bodywork t...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Austria, Motorcycles, Pirelli, PAUL, Leatherman, CNC, Philipp, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Grundmann, Rotobox, Vagabund Moto, Vagabund


Supreme Court sides with Germany: Immunity against Lawsuit for Taking Domestic Property

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has issued a unanimous decision in the stolen-art case of Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp. The claimants in the case are heirs to German Jewish art dealers who purchased a set of medieval Christian relics known as the Guelph Treasure (Welfenschatz) from the Duke of Brunswick in 1929 (although by then the Duke had already abdicated). As the Nazi government rose to power, the dealers were coerced to sell the collection back to the State (Prussia), allegedl...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Germany, Berlin, US, Italy, International court of justice, Nazi, Duke, Patent, Brunswick, Prussia, Philipp, Federal Republic of Germany, Dennis Crouch, FSIA


Argument analysis: In Holocaust survivors’ lawsuit, justices probe history and limits of comity abstention

The first of two cases argued Monday, Republic of Hungary v. Simon, explored how courts should evaluate foreign-policy concerns in deciding whether to exercise jurisdiction over disputes involving foreign countries — and how much to defer to congressional choices in those decisions. Meanwhile, the potential ripple effects of the subsequently argued companion case, Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp, loomed. Greg Silbert, for Hungary, and Sarah Harrington, for plaintiffs (Art Lien) Hung...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Washington, Germany, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, United States, State Department, Jewish, Botswana, Simon, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Snyder


Monday round-up

The Supreme Court will hear five cases this week in what will be the court’s final oral arguments of 2020. In Monday’s session, the justices will hear two cases that were brought by Holocaust survivors and involve important issues of international law. The survivors — or their heirs — are seeking compensation for valuable art and other property that was seized by or sold to Germany and Hungary during the Holocaust. Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp asks whether U.S. courts have jurisdiction...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Germany, US, Hungary, US supreme court, Round-up, Simon, Republic of Hungary, Philipp, Goldstein Russell, John Bursch, Rosalie Simon, Holocaust Federal Republic of Germany, Jessica Gresko Associated Press Supreme Court, Hill Preview of Republic of Hungary


Argument analysis: Many questions, few solutions on immunity in claims arising from Nazi-era art sale

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Monday in a dispute over a collection of medieval Christian art on display at a Berlin museum. The question before the justices in Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp is whether the lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., by the heirs of several German Jewish art dealers who allege that the art was sold to the Nazis under duress, can or should go forward at all. The justices had tough questions for both sides, and when the case concluded after nearly 90 mi...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, United States, Nazi, Thomas, Simon, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Republic of Hungary, Howe


Case preview: Foreign sovereign immunity, comity and the Holocaust

The Holocaust (in Hebrew Shoah, or “destruction”) comes to the Supreme Court on Monday. Republic of Hungary v. Simon and Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp require the justices to decide whether classes of survivors can pursue claims in federal court seeking compensation from the European countries and related entities that took property from their Jewish citizens in the course of the genocide of six million Jews. Both cases ask whether federal courts can abstain from resolving such claims o...
Tags: Europe, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Australia, Germany, Nazis, Frankfurt, Hungary, United States, Nazi, Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Simon, D C Circuit


Case preview: Justices to consider immunity for Germany in claims arising from Nazi-era art sale

It has been nearly 90 years since Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, and 75 years since the end of World War II. Despite the passage of time, efforts to recover valuable works of art that were seized by the Nazis, or sold to them under duress, are still ongoing. On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in one such dispute, Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp, involving a collection of medieval relics now on display at a Berlin museum. Although the legal questions before the co...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Africa, Turkey, Frankfurt, United States, United Kingdom, The New York Times, Nazi, Hitler


This week at the court

On Monday, the court will release additional orders from the Dec. 4 conference at 9:30 a.m. The justices will also hear oral argument in Hungary v. Simon and Germany v. Philipp. On Tuesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Facebook v. Duguid and Henry Schein v. Archer & White Sales. On Wednesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Collins v. Mnuchin. On Friday, the justices will hold their Dec. 11 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Facebook, Law, Germany, Hungary, Collins, Simon, Henry Schein, Philipp, This Week at the Court, Duguid, Mnuchin, Archer White Sales


SellerX raises $118M to buy up and grow Amazon marketplace businesses

As Amazon’s Marketplace continues to grow and mature, a new opportunity has emerged in the world of e-commerce for a new breed of startups to consolidate the most promising of the smaller businesses that sell via Amazon’s platform, and build out their own economies of scale within that ecosystem. In the latest development, SellerX — a new outfit in Berlin — has closed a round of $118 million (€100 million) that it plans to use to roll up smaller enterprises that use Fullfilment by Amazon for ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, London, Germany, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Heroes, Zalando, Amazon UK, David Schneider, Philipp, MALTE, TriplePoint Capital


Justices grant new cases, send Indiana abortion cases back for a new look

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices granted five new cases, for a total of four additional hours of argument. The biggest news from the order list was the announcement (which I covered in a separate post) that the court will weigh in on whether the Department of Justice must disclose secret materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee. The remaining new cases, which are likely...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Kentucky, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, City, Indiana, Hungary, United States, Mali


Relists Return

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. After a couple of weeks with no new relists, the Supreme Court is back this week with a vengeance. The court has scheduled an impromptu conference for Wednesday, July 1. In most years, an impromptu conference scheduled for the last week of June would be the mop-up conference for the entire term in which all outstanding business for the term is resolved. But the court still has enough outstanding opinions in argued cases that things may continue for a while y...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Colorado, Kentucky, Germany, Virginia, Hungary, United States, Williams, Tennessee, Sharp, Atkins


Ex porn-star and activist explores men's rights issues

Philipp travels to a conference on men’s issues in Chicago, shedding light on the controversial movement.
Tags: News, Chicago, Philipp


Florence Schelling of SC Bern: World’s First Female General Manager

SC Bern just dropped a bomb. It was expected that Alex Chatelain would be replaced as general manager sooner or later. As of next Tuesday, it will be former goalkeeper Florence Schelling that will take over. It marks the first that a woman will be general manager of a top men’s league. Related: 10 Best Ice Hockey Leagues The highly-decorated Schelling is now in charge of the biggest teams outside the NHL. With more than 50 Million Swiss Francs in cashflow, and nearly half of that generate...
Tags: News, Sweden, Sport, Canada, Gm, Switzerland, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, North America, Sochi, Florence, Zurich, Lausanne, Huskies, Bern


Sur-Ron custom: A Firefly built for Nike Air Max Day

It isn’t only regular Joes who keep the grinder sparks flying in custom workshops. A small but generous group of brands are also happy to commission bikes—because they’re a darn sight more interesting than most promotional vehicles or stunts. The German sportswear label and retailer BSTN is one of those farsighted brands, and this is the second custom they’ve commissioned from Philipp Wulk of Impuls. The base vehicle is a Sur-Ron Firefly: a popular and surprisingly powerful little scoot th...
Tags: Facebook, Nike, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Ron, Air Jordan, Magura, Philipp, Electric Motorcycle, Nike Air Max, Philipp Wulk, Impuls, Kruno Nakic, Kruno


Court will not fast-track ACA petitions

Today the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The court added three new hours of argument to its calendar on Friday and were not expected to grant any new cases today, and they did not. But this morning’s order list nonetheless contained big news: The justices denied a motion to fast-track consideration of petitions filed by the U.S. House of Representatives and a group of blue states, asking the Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of the A...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Nazis, Hungary, House, ACA, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Simon, Lewis, Drc, Howe, U S Court of Appeals


Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether a person can be “seized” under the Fourth Amendment when he is not confined to a particular space, in a case arising out of Officer Darren Wilson’s “move on” order to Dorian Johnson and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; and whether, in a case involving the mid-1930s purchase of artwork on behalf of a German state from a consortium of German Jews, an exception to the Foreign Sovereign Im...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Michael Brown, Darren Wilson, Ferguson Missouri, Johnson, Smith, Fulton, Philipp, Goldstein Russell, Federal Republic of Germany, Dorian Johnson, Cases in the Pipeline, City of Chicago Illinois, City of Ferguson Missouri


Patek Philipp launches new women’s watch and exclusive auction piece

Milan, the fashion capital of Italy, served as a fitting backdrop for the fall 2018 unveiling of Patek Philippe’s latest women’s watch collection, the Twenty~4 Automatic. Patek followed up this year with two new rose-gold versions, one set with nearly two carats of diamonds on the case and bracelet and a high-jewelry version completely pavéed...
Tags: Fashion, Milan, Italy, Philippe, Philipp, Automatic Patek


Busy Philipp's husband wasn't helping her with their kids, so she almost divorced him

Busy Philipps shared that she was fed up with having to do all the work at home, so she told her husband she wanted a divorce.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Philipp, Busy Philipps


Velocity Outdoor Hires Rugghill International Sales Group

Velocity Outdoor Hires Rugghill International Sales Group USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Velocity Outdoor is pleased to introduce Rugghill as its international sales rep group. Based in Austria, Rughill will be focusing on representing Velocity Outdoor in the airgun, archery, and optics industry in the Western European Union and other international markets. Rugghill was founded in 2006 by Phillip Brandis and Paul Hagg. Starting from scratch and unknown to the industry, Rugghill has worked its way up...
Tags: Europe, Guns, PAUL, Philipp, Crosman, Shooting Industry News, Marc Miller, Sales Reps, Chris Moon, Velocity Outdoor, Optics LaserMax, GameFace Airsoft Velocity Outdoor, Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC NYSE, Ellie Neigebauer, Rugghill, Austria Rughill


A camouflaged BMW K1100 (with an e-bike to match)

Traditional cafe racers are typically designed with restraint high on the agenda. But we’re just as enthused by customs that trade reservedness for loudness—like this BMW K1100 with extremely sharp lines and a reflective livery. This left-field custom is the work of Impuls in Munich, Germany. And as we’ve seen from their previous work, the team of Philipp Wulk and Matthias Pittner don’t care much for tradition. They’ve embraced the K1100’s angular nature rather than trying to smooth every...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ford, Bmw, Alcantara, Matthias, Munich Germany, Magura, Philipp, Florian, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, Motogadget, Philipp Wulk, Matthias Pittner


Alphabet's 2019 first-quarter earnings call (GOOGL, GOOG)

Editor's note: The following is a transcript from Alphabet's first-quarter earnings call . The transcription was provided by Alphabet.   Candice (Operator): Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Alphabet first quarter 2019 earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question and answer session and instructions will be given at that time. If anyone should require operator assistance, please press star and then zero on your touch-t...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, New York, Microsoft, Youtube, India, Softbank, US, Samsung, Trends, Unilever, Taiwan, UPS, Healthcare, Ubs


VC-backed eGym appoints ex-3M CEO Buckley as chairman

Munich, Germany-based sports technology company eGym has named Sir George W. Buckley as chairman. Buckley is the former CEO of 3M. eGym is backed by Highland Europe, HPE Growth Capital, NGP Capital, Bayern Kapital, High-Tech Gründerfonds and the European Investment Bank. PRESS RELEASE Munich, January 2019 – Sir George W. Buckley, the renowned former CEO of 3M, is joining the Munich-based sports technology company eGym as its Chairman. eGym’s co-founder and CEO Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer describe...
Tags: Europe, Post, UK, US, Trends, People, Munich, United States, Smiths Group, Pepsico, 3m, Highland Europe, George, Buckley, Munich Germany, Stanley Black Decker


Berlin Artist Philipp Scherer Talks About His Work on Game of Thrones & Unseen Westeros

This week the city of Berlin is going to host a unique exhibition called Unseen Westeros, which is going to drive all Games of Thrones fans crazy. Forty artists from the art departments of the iconic series have been working together for three years to present you something special. Are you ready to find out about the origins of Westeros and see all the places from the books that have so far remained undiscovered in the TV show? Being big fans of Games of Thrones, we could not miss the chance to...
Tags: Fashion, TV, Interview, Berlin, People, Wall, Visual Art, Philip, Westeros, Sven, Philipp, Euron Greyjoy, Euron, Games of Thrones, Deborah Riley, Sven Sauer


Matter: Narrower Skulls, Oblong Brains: How Neanderthal DNA Still Shapes Us

Two genes inherited from our evolutionary cousins may affect skull shape and brain size even today. What that means for human behavior is a mystery.
Tags: News, Brain, Gunz, Philipp, John Anthony, Capra, Genetics and Heredity, Archaeology and Anthropology, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Current Biology (Journal, Evolution (Biology, Neanderthal Man, Skull (Body Part


A fresh spin on the airhead BMW custom from Vagabund

Vagabund Moto have built some of the sharpest BMW airheads we’ve seen. They’ve developed a signature style too: custom boxers with stark, futuristic lines, and amazing attention to the tiniest of design details. But the Austrian builders Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl don’t want to be pigeonholed into one style. They’ve decided to change it up, since they often find themselves working with very similar donor bikes. “We try to not stand still in our designs,” says Paul. “If you mostly do B...
Tags: Facebook, Austria, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, PAUL, Brooks, CNC, Philipp, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, BMW R100, Dnepr, Vagabund Moto


Icy Fresh: the Impuls x BSTN Ducati 916 ‘Concord’

If you’re a sneaker freak, you’ll know all about the Air Jordan XI Concord. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, it’s part of the legend that surrounds basketball player Michael Jordon—and it’s also the most popular model in the iconic Air Jordan range. Michael Jordan is a keen motorcyclist, and even backed a race team a few years ago. So it feels appropriate that the XI Concord has become the catalyst for a very striking new custom from Impuls of Germany. The idea came from the German sportswear ...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Munich, Motorcycles, Ducati, Paris, Michael Jordan, Concord, Matthias, Niko, Air Jordan, Huawei Mate, Philipp, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Michael Jordon


End of Bureaucracy; Manic; Doug Stacey; 45 Seconds

"...insights for scaleups" HEADLINES: These leaders understand that bureaucracy saps initiative, inhibits risk taking, and crushes creativity. It's a tax on human achievement.   Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini 45 Second Interview -- here's a link to Rabobank's 45 second interview of me after keynoting for 200+ of their clients in Utrecht, Netherlands. FYI, they are one of the top 30 banks in the world and the oldest in Holland. End of Bureau...
Tags: UK, Leadership, Harvard, Holland, John, North America, Denver, Haier, Rabobank, Sydney Australia, Doug, Mo, Utrecht Netherlands, Philipp, Gary Hamel, Better Book Club


The College of Extraordinary Experiences transforms you in the most mind-blowing way

The world is full of places of wonder. Some of them are physical places; others are places of the imagination. The College Of Extraordinary Experiences is both. Once a year, the Czocha Castle in Poland (a real 13th century castle), becomes a most unusual and peculiar college, much like Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. Only this one is real — and it’s not for kids. In order to try to convey the nature and the spirit of such a one-of-a-kind place, allow me to provide a bit of framing and context. Welcom...
Tags: Feature, Post, News, College, Poland, Copenhagen, Disneyland, Harvard Business Review, Hogwarts, Escher, Gilmore, Philipp, Joseph Pine, Nathan Shedroff, Experience Economies, Unusual And Peculiar Colleges


Interview mit einem Trend Setting Blogger: Circa.meow

Das neueste der spezifischen Gerberei-Eigenschaft auf Boylston ist normal für Vielfalt und landete meine für den Anfang zu stoppen. Jedenfalls war ich im Grunde genüsslich überrascht von ihrer Auswahl. Wie tragen sie stattdessen höhere Marken ähnlich Frye und als Ergebnis Old Gringo und viel vernünftiger Stiefel wie Steve Madden und Put zusammen. Dies kann die Ursache sein, wenn eine Person nie sicher sind, wenn es um den Stil der meisten Menschen sowie die ideal wahrscheinlich für drei $ 100 Do...
Tags: Featured, Inspiration, Cambridge, Jay, Wynn, Esther, Mann, Marken, Raum, Philipp, Zeit, Steve Madden, Meinung, Nummer, Stiefel, Bezug


Kitchen of the Week: A DIY Ikea Country Kitchen for Two Berlin Creatives

When friends offered Nora Eisermann and Laura Muthesius the use of an apartment in a farm village just beyond Berlin, it came with a shared garden and a challenge: Set in an 1880s romantic ruin, the flat hadn’t been occupied for more than a decade and lacked a kitchen. The couple longed for a retreat from Berlin but couldn’t live on takeout: Nora is a food stylist and Laura is a food photographer. And since 2013, when Laura discovered her gluten and histamine intolerance, they’ve been cooking he...
Tags: Books, Budget, Ebay, Berlin, US, Ikea, Rustic, Kitchens, Laura, Collin, Nora, Philipp, Small-Space Living, Kitchen Design, Farrow Ball, Kitchen of the Week