Beim Klabautermann! A Klabautermann is a ship’s kobold whom you normally can’t see but hear when he works on the ship, rearranging freight or repairing damage. The name Klabautermann comes from the low German word ‘klabastern‘ which means walking around noisily. Sometimes he is also called Kalfatermann or Klabattermann, ‘kalfatern’ means ‘to seal with pitch […]Speak like a Sailor with these German Expressions!
Month: January 2022
10 English-Speaking Artists Who Sang in German
Did you know that The Beatles recorded two of their songs in German? And Elvis sang a German folk song partially in Swabian dialect? Johnny Cash, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, they all have recorded songs in German. In the 1960s it was not unheard of that artists released some of their songs in German for the German market.10 English-Speaking Artists Who Sang in German
Memory: Slaves of the desert train
Bouarfa (Morocco)/Valencia (Spain) | 3 Dec. 2021 In the film “Casablanca,” the Nazi Strasser threatens Ilsa, the wife of the Resistance leader, that the French authorities may “find reasons to put him in a concentration camp here. That “here” is Morocco in December 1941, where thousands of men were languishing as slaves of Hitler’s subjugated […]Memory: Slaves of the desert train
Could There Be Microplastics in Our Drinking Water?
Many of us have heard about the danger that plastic pollution poses to our oceans. There are pictures of massive, swirling garbage piles in the middle of the ocean. Photos circulate on Facebook of turtles and birds with plastic wrapped around their small bodies. But when you are in the drive-thru waiting for your McDonald’s […]Could There Be Microplastics in Our Drinking Water?
Kilos of nanoplastics fall on alpine peaks
© ZAMG/Christian Schober Measurements made at the Sonnenblick Observatory in Austria, at an altitude of 3106 meters, show that approximately 42 kilos of nanoplastics fall there per year and per square kilometer. Some of these particles have traveled 2000 kilometers. For this study, the researcher of the Federal Laboratory for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) […]Kilos of nanoplastics fall on alpine peaks
Germany is on the lookout for 400,000 immigrants to fill up job vacancies – The Economic Times
Clipped from: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/work/germany-is-on-the-lookout-for-400000-immigrants-to-fill-up-job-vacancies/articleshow/88319621.cmsSynopsis The new system will invite all the qualified professionals from outside the EU to work in Germany, accompanied by a smooth and transparent process. It will lower the obstacles to the German labor market for foreign workers from outside the EU. Ajay Sharma President, Abhinav.com, Contributor Content Sharma has been a Serial Entrepreneur. […]Germany is on the lookout for 400,000 immigrants to fill up job vacancies – The Economic Times
Germany wants to recruit 400,000 foreign professionals per year
To cope with the aging of its population, the country must radically reform its immigration policy.“A modern immigration policy to control the aging labor market” : this is what Christian Duerr recommends in an interview with the WirtschaftsWoche. This means taking all the necessary measures to attract each year “at least 400,000 foreign skilled workers” […]Germany wants to recruit 400,000 foreign professionals per year
German daily COVID cases rise above 200,000, causing staff shortages
BERLIN, Jan 27 (Reuters) – The number of new COVID-19 infections in Germany exceeded 200,000 in a day for the first time on Thursday, hitting staffing at companies including Lufthansa Cargo. The Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases reported 203,136 positive tests in the last 24 hours, 69,600 cases more than the same day a […]German daily COVID cases rise above 200,000, causing staff shortages
The Secret Life of Binz (2)
The next morning, I woke up full of the joys after the best night’s sleep I’d had in ages. I dawdled around my lovely flat and eventually made my way into town. It was a beautiful, sunny, autumn day and I had to stop myself from singing out loud with happiness at how pretty Binz […]The Secret Life of Binz (2)
The Secret Life of Binz (1)
Every now and then, I like to get away by myself for a few days. Mammy O’Grady: Well, you always were a bit odd. Me: Indeed. As I’d never been to the German side of the Baltic Sea, I decided that now was as good a time as any to check it out. I settled […]The Secret Life of Binz (1)