German Chancellor Angela Merkel Meets the Fashion Council Germany

MERKEL À LA MODE: For the three-year old Fashion Council Germany, it was a much-longed-for first: an official invitation for the Council board, select guests and fashion industry opinion leaders to a reception Friday at the Bundeskanzleramt, or Chancellor’s Office, from Dorothee Bär, the German commissioner for digitalization and state minister. “I see today’s meeting as the beginning of a dialogue to advance the concept of fashion designed/made in Germany in the digital age,” she remarked.
However, that was just the start. To everyone’s surprise — and delight — the chancellor herself, Angela Merkel, took the time to appear at the gathering and briefly talk to FCG members. Wearing a light blue dupioni silk blazer and navy trousers, and openly relieved to have the latest cabinet crisis behind her, she quipped, “What you [the fashion industry] do is 100 percent more interesting for people out there than what we’ve been doing the last days. Make sure you take a picture of all of us,” she added, “and I’ll put it up on Instagram.”
In a casual tête-à-tête on the balcony with the council board, Merkel was told that funding was needed to the tune of about 30 million euros to support critical

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The defending champions looked like they might get eliminated Saturday. Instead, they rallied for a 2-1 victory over Sweden.

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Dior Expands in Germany With First Berlin Flagship

DIOR’S ARTISTIC BERLIN: Dior is growing its retail footprint in Germany with the French fashion house’s first stand-alone store in Berlin. Opening Saturday, the flagship at number 56 on this designer-studded stretch of Kurfürstendamm is marked by assorted artistic features. It provides the latest example of Berlin’s long-standing practice of incorporating art into retail environments.
Fabricated out of repurposed materials, the shop’s metal furniture by designer Stefan Leo, who has contributed to other Dior interiors, creates trompe l’oeil effects. Prague’s graffiti pioneer, Jan Kaláb, provided a softer note with his rounded, abstract LB Bubble artworks, while the Versailles parquet floors in the women’s department recalls Christian Dior’s personal fondness for the 18th century.
The store houses the Dior women’s and men’s collections, jewelry and perfume, and joins Dior German flagships in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, as well as dedicated spaces in KaDeWe Berlin, Oberpollinger Munich and Breuninger in Stuttgart. The company would not comment on further expansion plans in Europe’s strongest economy.

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Bono Praises Mike Pence’s Defense of AIDS Bill During Friendly Meeting in Germany

After an address at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday in which he vowed that the Unite States will “hold Russia accountable,” Vice President Mike Pence had a brief visit with U2 frontman and activist Bono.

The two men discussed the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) — a government initiative to provide treatment, testing, education, and counseling to those suffering with HIV/AIDS in Africa (among other places).

It was first signed in 2003 under President George W. Bush and later renewed in 2008 under President Barack Obama. As an Indiana congressman at the time, Vice President Pence was an advocate for PEPFAR’s passing.

“Twice on the House floor you defended that,” Bono told Pence. “That’s how we know you.”

“It was an extraordinary historic accomplishment and you played a leading role in carrying it forward,” Pence responded.

The rockstar has been raising awareness about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic for nearly two decades now — co-forming Product Red, which partners with big brands (Nike, Gap, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Beats by Dre, etc.) to help raise money for charities fighting the disease.

He also co-founded the ONE Campaign which aims to eradicate poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by raising awareness and encouraging Americans to contact senators/elected officials and voice their opinions.

While Pence did advocate for PEPFAR’s passing, some critics have claimed that he enabled an HIV outbreak in Indiana when he was serving as governor. The critics claim that Pence’s defunding of Planned Parenthood, which was one of the few places in some parts of Indiana that offered HIV testing, as well as his alleged dithering on pushing forward a needle exchange bill to fight passing infections, led to a rise in HIV patients in Scott County. He eventually approved a bill for needle exchanges which led to a reduction in the number of HIV cases.

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“I appreciate the chance to get together for you for a minute,” Pence told Bono. “I heard you were in town.”

“You’re the second busiest man on earth,” Bono joked.

Afterwards, the Pence tweeted about the meeting. “Enjoyed chatting w/ Bono at @MunSecConf,” he wrote. “Discussed prior effort to twice pass Africa AIDS assistance & future security in developing nations.”

The Munich Security Conference marks Pence’s first trip overseas as vice president.

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What accounting rules did Germany, France and the Netherlands possess before they adopted IAS? (Germany, France and the Netherlands and their adoption of International Accounting Standards Book 2)

What accounting rules did Germany, France and the Netherlands possess before they adopted IAS? (Germany, France and the Netherlands and their adoption of International Accounting Standards Book 2)

Accounting Honours University Essay In 2000 the European Union decided that all EU listed companies would have to prepare their consolidated reports in accordance with the international accounting standards (IAS) of the International Accounting Standards Committee by 2005. In general, member states can govern themselves but the EU has the power to influence their self-governance. In 2000, after the EU decision, the accounting regulators of each member state were free to decide when they wanted to adopt IAS for their nation’s listed company consolidated reports, provided it was done by 2005. German, French and Dutch accounting regulators decided to adopt IAS for their nations’ listed company consolidated reports before the 2005 deadline (the Germans and French in 1998 and the Dutch in 2001). The purpose of this paper is to examine what Germany, France and the Netherlands possessed, in the way of accounting rules and regulations for their listed companies, before the decisions of their accounting regulators to adopt IAS for the consolidated reports of their listed companies. The motivation behind this purpose comes from the recent book entitled: International Accounting by Choi, F.D.S. & Meek, G.K. (2005). The book details the history behind the current accounting rules and regulations for the listed companies of the above three European nations. This paper aims to expand on the claims made in the book by Choi & Meek. The basic material from Choi & Meek is detailed in the paper, in a summarised form, and is added to with that from other academic sources. This paper also aims to contribute analysis to the material contained in it by presenting a comparison of the accounting rules and regulations in Germany, France and the Netherlands before their accounting regulators adopted IAS for their listed company consolidated reports. This paper will be based on secondary sources of information such as academic articles, research papers, accounting books and online journals.

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Berluti Opens First Store in Germany in Frankfurt

Berluti has opened its first boutique in Germany.
The 5,942-square-foot boutique on Frankfurt’s Goethestrasse street is designed as a “cabinet of curiosities meets the gentleman’s club,” the company said. Traditional materials are used in contemporary ways to offer a blend of casualness and sophistication. The facade is gray and the shop offers touches of the brand’s signature Venezia leather on armchairs, walls and floors.
The shop offers Berluti’s shoes, leather goods and ready-to-wear, and includes Alessandro shoes, Un Jour and Deux Jour briefcases, Playtime sneakers and Toys for Boys accessories.
Berluti traces its roots to Paris in 1895 and has built its reputation as a shoemaker. Leather goods were added in 2005 and, in 2011, with the appointment of artistic director Alessandro Sartori, the brand expanded into apparel.
Berluti operates more than 40 stores in major cities around the world.

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Berlin, Germany Travel Guide – What To See & Do

Berlin, Germany Travel Guide – What To See & Do

Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Berlin, Germany. Berlin is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, internationalism and tolerance, lively nightlife, its many cafes, clubs, and bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. Berlin’s architecture is quite varied. Although badly damaged in the final years of World War II and broken apart during the Cold War, Berlin has reconstructed itself greatly, especially with the reunification push after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It is now possible to see representatives of many different historic periods in a short time within the city center, from a few surviving medieval buildings near Alexanderplatz, to the ultramodern glass and steel structures in Potsdamer Platz. Because of its tumultuous history, Berlin remains a city with many distinctive neighborhoods. Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information. Contents: Welcome To Berlin Districts Overview History People Talk Economy Orientation Arrivals By plane By bus By train By car Local Transportation Public transport ticketing By train By underground By tram By bus By bicycle By scooter Sightseeing Highlights Museums Private art galleries Churches Landmarks with observation decks History Zoo Fun Activities Explore Recreation Festivals Parades Theatre, Opera, Concerts, Cinema Theater Opera Cinema Concert Houses Sport Spa Studying Working Shopping Highlights Flea markets Credit Cards Dining Guide Waiters and tipping Restaurants Breakfast Bars, Clubs & Drinking Bars Clubs Accommodation Guide Popular hotel districts include: Communications Safety & Security Prostitution Local Help Embassies Local & Day Trips

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If you are looking to expand your opera career to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. If you want to work as a full-time singer (Fest) in one or more opera houses. If you are curious about what life is like as a singer in a German-speaking Fest ensemble. If you want to become fluent in German. What The FACH? 2nd Edition (http://www. gives you a detailed, first-hand look into life as an English-speaking opera singer in the German theater system. Written by a full-time opera singer working in Europe, this invaluable resource is a ‘must have’ for every singer wanting to break into the German-speaking opera world. The bestselling guide is back for its Second Edition with detailed information covering virtually everything you can think of, including everything you never thought to think of but still need to know! There are countless English-speaking singers already working in the German-speaking world, and with What The FACH? 2nd Edition, you can have the knowledge they already possess in hand. READ WHAT OPERA PROFESSIONALS ARE SAYING. “.a comprehensive resource for decoding the mysteries of professional singing in Europe.”- HUGH RUSSELL, Canadian baritone “.without a doubt the best reference of its kind. .What the FACH? answers the obvious and not-so obvious questions – in a concise and very funny way – that one comes across while working in Central Europe’s ‘Fest’ opera system.”- KATE ALDRICH, American mezzo-soprano “Any singer planning an audition trip to Germany should READ THIS BOOK FIRST! It will answer multiple questions, help in travel planning, seve them money AND prevent many headaches!”- KIRSTEN GUNLOGSON, American mezzo-soprano “Not only is this book a MUST HAVE for any singer who has considered going to Europe, it is also a wildly entertaining read!”- COREY MCKERN, American baritone “What the FACH? is a witty, common sense approach to one of the most challenging endeavors for a develop

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Wave Gothic Festival Storms Into Germany

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Around 20,000 people trudged into Leipzig, Germany, this weekend for the annual Wave Gothic festival, according to the Associated Press.

The first Wave Gothic festival took place in 1992 with around 10 bands, the Orlando Sentinel reports. But the four-day event now includes more than 100 acts.

Take a look at some of the participants from this year and years past.

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Edwin Opens First Store in Germany

SUBCULTURE SPREAD: Japanese denim manufacturer Edwin opened its first store in Germany — a monobrand boutique in Berlin’s jeans district around Hackescher Markt — on Thursday.
“After Paris and London, we decided on Berlin because Germany is a big and important market. It’s also the most open and creative city, the home of subculture, and that’s what denim is,” said Edwin brand manager Pierre Boisselle.
The Berlin store carries the complete men’s and women’s wear collections, accessories and Edwin’s seasonal collaborations with friends and like-minded creative types.
The 700-square-foot space on Rochstraße takes a cue from the low-key designs of the three existing Edwin stores, with simple metal racks and fiber boards, yet has an even more minimalist, white-cube style.
It’s only the fourth monobrand store for the company established in Japan in 1947, but Edwin is aiming at expanding its monobrand strategy with other boutiques to be opened in Milan and London’s Covent Garden this year.
“The market getting more and more difficult for multibrand stores, and we believe in monobrand stores,” said Boisselle. “It is also a better way to develop and present our brand. We can show progressive collections and collaborations that would not be seen at stockists this way, so it’s also a

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Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary. ORG It was about four in the afternoon when a young girl came into the salon of the little hotel at C – in Switzerland, and drew her chair up to the fire. “You are soaked through,” said an elderly lady, who was herself trying to get roasted. “You ought to lose no time in changing your clothes.” “I have not anything to change,” said the young girl, laughing. “Oh, I shall soon be dry!” “Have you lost all your luggage?” asked the lady, sympathetically.

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Pope vs. Pope: World Cup Final Between Argentina And Germany Pits Francis Against Benedict XVI

The FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and Germany could herald a rift in the Catholic church, pitting Argentine-born Pope Francis against German Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Pope Francis has almost surely been secretly rooting for Argentina, despite his pledge to keep his prayers neutral.

But Germany’s unbelievable 7-1 rout of Brazil during yesterday’s semi-final could make for an awkward final match for the Vatican’s holiest football fans.

When Francis first met Benedict XVI in person after his election, he declared, “we are brothers,” but family feuds have started over less.

Francis earlier joked of a “war” between him and his protectors, The Swiss Guards, during the Argentina-Switzerland match. But could we now see a holy war between two Popes?

No word from the Vatican as of press time, but fans are already speculating. The jury’s out on Jesus, however.

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Germany Denies Jewish Heirs While Cologne Returns Art

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it won’t return two paintings once owned by a Jewish businessman who fled the Nazis, even as the western city of Cologne agreed to hand back almost a dozen other valuable drawings to heirs in two separate cases.

The contrasting decisions were both announced Wednesday. They illustrate the considerable legal leeway that German officials have when it comes to deciding on claims by the descendants of Jewish collectors persecuted by Adolf Hitler’s regime, as they struggle to find a solution for the vast trove of art discovered in a Munich apartment. The Finance Ministry said its refusal to cede two works by 18th-century painter Bernardo Bellotto to the grandchildren of deceased businessman Max Emden was due to the fact that the Jewish collector had managed to take them with him when he emigrated from Germany in 1933 — the year Hitler came to power.

“Both the seller (Emden) and the paintings were in Switzerland at the time of the sale,” the ministry said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. This, it said, meant the paintings couldn’t be considered “looted art” or lost in some other way as a result of Nazi persecution.

Emden’s heirs maintain that their grandfather sold the paintings because he needed money after his businesses in Germany were seized by the Nazis.

“The Zwinger Moat in Dresden” is currently on exhibit at the city’s Museum for Military History, while a panorama that Bellotto painted of Vienna is in storage at the Kunstpalast museum in Duesseldorf.

The federal government’s decision was published within hours of an announcement by the city of Cologne, saying it would return 11 avant-garde and modernist drawings to the heirs of Jewish collectors who sold them before or shortly after fleeing Nazi Germany.

City counselors voted late Tuesday to hand six drawings by Karl Hofer, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Ernst Barlach, Aristide Maillol and Wilhelm Morgner to the heirs of Jewish collector Alfred Flechtheim, who fled to France in 1933.

It also returned five drawings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Georges Kars to the heirs of Curt Glaser, another Jewish collector who emigrated in 1933.

Both sets ended up in Cologne’s Museum Ludwig, which has reached an agreement with the new owners to continue exhibiting the drawings.

A spokeswoman for the city of Cologne, Inge Schuermann, said in each case negotiations with the heirs had been marked by “respect and fairness.”

Last month’s revelation that an octogenarian recluse in Munich had for decades hoarded hundreds of valuable works by artists such as Max Liebermann, Otto Dix and Marc Chagall in his Munich apartment has once again put a spotlight on the issue of Nazi-looted art in Germany.

Authorities stumbled across the art almost by chance in 2012, but kept the find secret until it was publicized last month by the German magazine Focus.

The German government subsequently came under intense pressure from Jewish groups to expedite its probe into the case and honor legitimate claims to the works. But progress has been partly hindered by legal difficulties, including a 30-year-statute of limitations.

Officials have said they are examining all options, including appealing to the art’s current owner, Cornelius Gurlitt, to show goodwill toward the heirs.

“All possibilities are being discussed with Mr. Gurlitt,” said Hagen Philipp Wolf, a spokesman for the federal government’s culture office. “This naturally includes the option of handing the works to the state.”

If this were to occur, the heirs of former owners would have to hope the German government takes a more favorable view of their claims than it did to those of the Emden family.

“There’s been zero goodwill by the German government,” Emden’s grandson Juan-Carlos said in an interview from his home in Chile.

His lawyer, Mel Urbach, told the AP last month that he hoped the German government would agree to let the case go before a special expert commission appointed to deal with such disputes.

In its statement Wednesday, the Finance Ministry made clear this wasn’t an option.


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