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German Blitzkrieg

The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden’s penalty area......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 24th, 2018

German Catholic Church apologises for child sex abuse

Archbishop of Munich and Chairman of the German Bishops' Conference and Trier Bishop, Cardinal Reinhard Marx (left), and commissioner for sexual abuse issues in the ecclesiastical sphere, Step.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News7 min. ago

Merkel says it s still unclear what Britain wants in Brexit talks

BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, September 25, that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only "6 to 8 weeks" remained to reach an agreement. Success in the upcoming negotiations depended "largely on what it is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News19 hr. 7 min. ago

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

CEO of German luxury car maker Porsche AG Oliver Blume speaks during the company's annual press conference at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany on March 16, 2018. / AFP BER.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Bayern toasting Bundesliga dominance ahead of Oktoberfest

By CIARAN FAHEY,  Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's rivals appear to have thrown in the towel already. "Bayern's superiority is striking," Schalke general manager Christian Heidel said after his team lost to the defending Bundesliga champions on Saturday. "The way they played, I can't imagine them losing another game." Bayern was supposed to have had a tough start against Hoffenheim, Stuttgart, Bayer Leverkusen and then Schalke, last season's runner-up. But the team's confidence is booming after winning every game comfortably since its loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final in May. "It can go on like that," Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said. Ominously for Bayern's rivals, the Bavarian powerhouse has not lost during Oktoberfest for the last eight years. The 185th edition of the beer-festival in Munich started Saturday and runs until Oct. 7. While they may indulge themselves by wearing the traditional leather pants of the region, the players will have to resist the temptations of the jugs of wheat beer at the festival - at least until the last Sunday. "Until then they can maybe drink a radler," Salihamidzic joked, referring to beer watered down by non-alcoholic soda. Bayern coach Niko Kovac said the players know what is expected of them during Oktoberfest. "If they go there, they will certainly be recognized and that won't go down well. We'll have time to go there, but now we still have to get points," Kovac said. Bayern, which is going for a record-extending seventh straight title, next hosts Bavarian rival Augsburg on Tuesday, before traveling to second-place Hertha Berlin on Friday. A win against its closest rival could see Bayern open up a five-point lead after six matches. 'DEATH THREAT' Hoffenheim said it was shocked by the animosity displayed by Borussia Dortmund fans toward its billionaire backer, Dietmar Hopp, in the 1-1 draw on Saturday, when fans displayed what the club called a "death threat" against him. Dortmund fans rolled out a huge banner showing Hopp's head in crosshairs over the words "Hasta la vista, Hopp" across a large section of the guest block at the stadium in Hoffenheim. A similar banner, only much smaller, caused a stir 10 years ago. Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke apologized for the banner. Hopp is a target for Dortmund fans after initiating legal proceedings against more than 30 of them for alleged obscenities during a game last season. HERTHA HERO It took some time, but Ondrej Duda finally seems to have arrived at Hertha in his third season at the club. The Slovakia midfielder sealed the 4-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, taking his goal tally to a league-leading four in four games. Duda only made three league appearances - 67 minutes altogether - in his first season at Hertha after joining from Legia Warsaw in 2016, while he scored one goal in 17 appearances last season. GOETZE'S FALL Mario Goetze, who scored Germany's World Cup-winning goal in 2014, has yet to play for Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season. The 26-year-old Goetze was left out of the squad altogether for the game at Hoffenheim, a decision that coach Lucien Favre said was purely sporting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

LOS ANGELES: Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki is ready to start his record 21st consecutive NBA season from the bench, the team confirmed Friday (Saturday in Manila). German star Nowitzki, who will become the first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same club, re-signed with Dallas in July. The 40-year-old has [...] The post Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

    LOS ANGELES, United States – Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki is ready to start his record 21st consecutive NBA season from the bench, the team confirmed Friday, September 21. German star Nowitzki, who will become the first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same club, re-signed with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Pateros vice mayor held for beating up wife

Pateros Vice Mayor Gerald German was arrested yesterday morning after he allegedly beat up his wife Wednesday night shortly after an argument......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Pateros vice mayor arrested for beating wife

Pateros City Vice Mayor Gerald German was arrested on Thursday for assaulting his wife of 10 years. A report from the Southern Police District said the couple was brought to the Pateros Police Station at 5:50 a.m. after police received a complaint from German’s wife. Police Chief Inspector Jo-Ivan Balberona of Pateros City Police said [...] The post Pateros vice mayor arrested for beating wife appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Pussy Riot activist out of danger after suspected poisoning – German doctor

BERLIN, Germany – A member of Russian dissident punk band Pussy Riot, Pyotr Verzilov, was the victim of suspected poisoning with unknown substances but is now out of danger, his German doctors said Tuesday. "The impression and the findings that we now have, as well as those provided by colleagues from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Khavn retro in Europe

  Europe is virtually staging a Khavn dela Cruz film festival in the last quarter of the year.   Quick on the heels of his recent trip to Venice, where "Happy Lamento" (his collaboration with German cinema stalwart Alexander Kluge) was presented, the Filipino filmmaker has been invited to different festivals abroad.   His award-winning historical treatise, "Balangiga: The Howling Wilderness," will have its international premiere at the 47th Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema, in Canada from Oct. 3 to 14.   Next, "Balangiga" will be screened at the Geneva International Film Festival in Switzerland (Nov. 2 to 10) and at the Exground Film Festiv...Keep on reading: Khavn retro in Europe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin marathon win

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds on Sunday. Organizers initially put Kipchoge's time at 2 hours, 1 minute and 40 seconds, but later reduced it by one second. The 33-year-old broke the previous world record set in Berlin by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 by 1 minute and 18 seconds. "I lack words to describe this day," Kipchoge said after becoming the first person to finish a marathon in less than 2 hours and 2 minutes. "They say you miss two times but you can't miss the third time," he said in reference to his two previous failed attempts to break the world record in Berlin. The Kenyan defended his 2017 title in the German capital, pulling ahead of other runners early on amid perfect conditions. Mild autumn temperatures and little to no wind gave the runners an advantage over last year, when rain slowed the race. Berlin debutant Amos Kipruto came second in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 23 seconds, followed by a third Kenyan, former world-record holder Wilson Kipsang, with 2 hours, six minutes and 48 seconds. Shogo Nakamura of Japan narrowly missed setting a new national record with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 16 seconds. Gladys Cherono won the women's race in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 11 seconds, a new women's record for the Berlin marathon. The previous track record was set by Mizuki Noguchi of Japan 13 years ago. The 35-year-old Kenyan said she felt confident going into the race but wasn't sure she would beat favorite Tirunesh Dibaba. Dibaba came third behind fellow Ethiopian Rutia Aga......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: 'Haddadi-less' Iran takes down new look Team Philippines

No Hamed Haddadi, no problem for Iran. Protecting their homecourt, the Iranians wore down a new-look Gilas Pilipinas crew to score an 81-73 win in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Thursday at the Azady Gym in Tehran. Behind a herculean effort from Christian Standhardinger, the Philippines fought back-and-forth against Iran through three quarters. However, the hosts slowly pulled away in the fourth period and the Iranians stretched their winning streak to six games in these Asian Qualifiers. Haddadi, Iran's long-time anchor, didn't check in until the final minute when the game was pretty much decided. It looked like the 7'2" center was dealing with a groin injury according to a report by South China Morning Post. In his place though, Nikkah Bahrami scored 21 points and Sajjad Mashayekhi added another 19 as Iran improved to 6-1 in the merged Group F, good for first place until Australia (5-1) plays its first game in the second round. Coming off the bench, Standhardinger scored 19 points in the first half alone, half of his team's total output. The Fil-German forward finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds in his Asian Qualifiers debut. Unfortunately, Standhardinger didn't get much help as no other Filipino scored in double figures. Alex Cabagnot (nine points) and Beau Belga (seven points) were the next best scorers for the Philippines. As a team, Gilas Pilipinas also fired blanks, going for 5/28 from three-point range. Gilas Pilipinas dropped to 4-3 as its absorbed its first losing skid in these Asian Qualifiers. The Philippines will host Qatar Monday, Sept. 13.   The scores: Iran 81 – Nikkhahbahrami 21, Mashayekhi 19, Kazemi 11, Arghavan 8, Yakhchalidehkordi 7, Jamshidijafarabadi 6, Mirzaeitalarposthi 5, Saberi 4, Haddadi 0, Davoudichegani 0, Mozafarivanani 0. Philippines 73 – Standhardinger 30, Cabagnot 9, Belga 7, Lee 6, Thompson 5, Almazan 5, Lassiter 4, Taulava 3, Sangalang 2, Norwood 2, Erram 0, Maliksi 0. Quarters: 21-22; 40-38; 63-59; 81-73.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

By the Numbers: New-look Team Pilipinas fires blanks to start new era

A new era in Philippine basketball is not exactly off to a great start. Facing Iran on the road, Team Pilipinas failed to take advantage of Hamed Haddadi sitting out due to injury, losing by eight to start round 2 of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Haddadi, Iran's longtime anchor, was apparently dealing with a groin injury and didn't check in until the final minute. The game was pretty much decided in favor of Team Melli at that point. Before the Philippines moves on to a closed-door home game against Qatar next week, a quick look and recap from this Iran road game with By the Numbers.   1 Number of Gilas Pilipinas players who scored in double figures. Christian Standhardinger continued his fine play for the national team, scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Standhardinger was pretty much the only reason Team Pilipinas was able to keep in step with Iran all game long.   19 Total points for Standhardinger in the first half. The Fil-German forward scored half of Team Pilipinas total output after the first two quarters. Standhardinger scored another nine in the fourth to try and push the Philippines to victory but it was not enough.   18 Total combined points for Alex Cabagnot (9 points), Scottie Thompson (5 points), and Marcio Lassiter (4 points). Much of the excitement for this new-look Gilas team is the entry of several SMC stars to the fold. Safe to say, this trio didn't have that good of a game. Cabagnot had a stretch in the third where he was able to put up a string of points but he definitely struggled from deep, shooting only 1-of-7 from three-point range. Lassiter also struggled, scoring only one trey on the break for four points on 1-of-9 shooting. Marcio even missed a free throw. it was that kind of a night for him. Scottie was decent in almost 11 minutes of play with five points, three rebounds, and three assists.   5 Total three-pointers for Gilas Pilipinas. The Philippines shot 5/28 from deep. Not ideal especially playing on the road.   3 Total losses for the Philippines in these Asian Qualifiers. Losing back-to-back games for the first time, Gilas is now sporting a 4-3 mark in Group F, still good for third place.   6 Straight wins for Iran in these Asian Qualifiers. After losing their very first game to Iraq, the Iranians have reeled off six straight wins for first place in Group F with a 6-1 record.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Asean military spending not really about China

H NI -- Although Southeast Asia countries are spending more on military defense equipment, it doesn't mean they are increasing the risk of conflict in the region, according to Tim Huxley, Executive Director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.   Speaking at a session on understanding Asia's new balance of power, one of the activities as part of the 2018 World Economic Forum on Asean in H Ni, Huxley revealed some surprising numbers on regional arms spending.   In 2017, Southeast Asian countries spend more than US$39 billion on defense. According to Felix Heiduk from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, total defense spendi...Keep on reading: Asean military spending not really about China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Standhardinger leads Gilas 12 vs Iran, injured Slaughter out

Filipino-German big man Christian Standhardinger banners Gilas Pilipinas' 12-man lineup against Iran on Thursday in the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Catholic priests abused thousands in Germany – study

BERLIN, Germany – More than 3,600 children were sexually assaulted by Catholic priests in Germany over nearly seven decades, local media reported Wednesday, citing a study commissioned by the German Bishops Conference. The damning report, which Cardinal Reinhard Marx is to present officially on September 25, deals another blow to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Ryanair faces pilot, crew strikes in Germany on Wednesday

BERLIN --- German unions are calling on Ryanair pilots and flight attendants in the country to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, citing what they say is the lack of a satisfactory offer on pay and conditions. The Cockpit union called on pilots to go on strike for 24 hours starting at 3 a.m. (0100 GMT) Wednesday. It was joined by the ver.di union, which called for flight attendants based in Germany to walk out all day Wednesday. The walkouts were announced Monday evening. Ryanair on Tuesday urged pilots to show up to work, arguing that "since we have already offered local contracts and improved pay there is no justification for further disruption." Last month, Ryanair pilots i...Keep on reading: Ryanair faces pilot, crew strikes in Germany on Wednesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Volkswagen faces first major German court case over dieselgate scandal

The first major German court case against Volkswagen over the 'dieselgate' scandal that has shaken up the car industry got underway Monday, as investors pursue the world's largest au.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

BERLIN, Germany – A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp imploded Thursday, September 6, after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted immigration as "the mother of all political problems." The latest shots across Merkel's bow came just two months after the minister, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Duterte: Never again to Holocaust; Hitler insane

President Duterte has called German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “insane” and vowed to oppose any action that could lead to a repeat of the Holocaust......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018