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April 19 2011

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G.F. Handel - Ouverture from the sacred Drama and Oratorio Jephtha

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Akademie für Alte Music Berlin
Marcus Creed
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BBC News - Croat generals jailed for war crimes in Krajina

Two retired Croatian generals have been convicted of atrocities against Serbs during the break up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, after a trial at The Hague.

Judges sentenced Ante Gotovina to 24 years and Mladen Markac to 18 years in jail for crimes including murder, persecution and plunder.

The men helped to plan an operation to retake Croatia's Krajina region and force out all Serbs in 1995.

[....with a video report from Croatia]

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Le Courrier des Balkans, le portail francophone des Balkans | TPI : Ante Gotovina, criminel de guerre .... | Dossier d'articles jusqu'au 15 Avril 2011



  TPIY : 24 ans de prison pour ante gotovina, 18 pour mladen markač, ivan čermak acquitté
Le Courrier des Balkans

TPIY : 24 ans de prison pour Ante Gotovina, 18 pour Mladen Markač, Ivan Čermak acquitté

Le TPIY a rendu vendredi matin son verdict contre les trois généraux croates Ante Gotovina, Mladen Markač et Ivan Čermak. Reconnus coupables de crimes de guerre et de crimes contre l’humanité dans le cadre de l’opération « Oluja » de reconquête de la Krajina, en 1995, les deux premiers accusés ont écopé de lourdes peines de prison. Des manifestations ont commencé à Zagreb et dans beaucoup de villes de Croatie.

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24 Jahre Haft für kroatischen General Gotovina | International - Tagesschau - Schweizer Fernsehen - 2011-04-15



Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof für das ehemalige Jugoslawien (ICTY) in Den Haag (NL) hat den ehemaligen kroatischen General Ante Gotovina wegen Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit im Jugoslawienkrieg verurteilt. Der 55-Jährige muss für 24 Jahre ins Gefängnis.

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L'autocritique de M. Alain Juppé

Un colloque s'est tenu le 16 avril à l'Institut du monde arabe, et à l'initiative du ministère français des affaires étrangères, sur le thème : « Printemps arabe : enjeux et espoirs d'un changement ». C'est M. Alain Juppé, ministre des affaires étrangères et européennes, qui a tiré les conclusions dans un discours qui mérite une attention d'autant plus grande qu'il constitue une véritable autocritique, exercice auquel répugnent en général nos responsables politiques. Le ministre a d'abord reconnu que la France (...) - Nouvelles d'Orient / France, Monde arabe
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IFA: Neuzeitlicher Nutzbau

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1 Schlossbrücke Königsberg/Kaliningrad, 1909, Wettbewerbsbeitrag
2 Werdermühle Breslau/Wroc&#c322;aw, 1907/1908, Projekt
3 Wasserturm für Winterhude, Hamburg, 1906/1907, Wettbewerbsbeitrag
4 Wasserturm an der Sternschanze, Hamburg, 1906/1907, Wettbewerbsbeitrag
5 Talsperre Klingenberg, 1908-1914, Aussichtskanzel
Fotos: Architekturmuseum der TU Berlin (1-4), Sabrina Dohle (5)

Neuzeitlicher Nutzbau

Den Industriebau nannte Poelzig 1911 "die wahre Monumentalbauaufgabe der Gegenwart". Das Wort bezeichnet den Widerspruch, der sich aus der Größe der Bauten einerseits und ihrer Ansiedlung ganz unten in der Hierarchie der Bauaufgaben ergab. Hinzu kamen die dem traditionellen architektonischen Empfinden konträren Eigenschaften neuer Baumaterialien: des Eisens, das im Verhältnis zum Stein bei gleicher Tragfähigkeit sehr viel geringer dimensioniert werden konnte, aber auch des armierten Betons, der nach den Regeln der Materialgerechtigkeit nicht bloß kaschiert in Erscheinung treten sollte.
Während Poelzig bei seinen frühen Wasserturm-Entwürfen für Hamburg (1906) den  Wasserbehälter im oberen Teil des Bauwerks noch mit vor allem optisch wirksamen, mächtig gegliederten Substruktionen auffängt, setzt er beim Entwurf für die Breslauer Werdermühle (1907) bereits ausschließlich auf die geschlossene Silhouette gestaffelter Baukörper.
Einzelne Bauten der Chemischen Fabrik in Luban (1910 – 1911) ebenso wie der Ausstellungs- und Wasserturm für Posen (1911) machen die eiserne Armierung ihrer Außenwände ablesbar etwa in der dünnen Profilierung der Oberfläche und dem strengen Raster der Wandöffnungen. Was dem Detail an Plastizität fehlt, ersetzt Poelzig durch die Großform: gotisierende Stufengiebel mit gemauerten Wandvorlagen oder die gestufte Silhouette eines ganzen Baukörpers prägen die Fernansichten der Gebäudes in Luban, die ohne Platzbildung, lediglich entlang weitgehend parallell verlaufender Zubringergleise errichtet wurden.
Das Geschäftshaus in der Breslauer Junkernstraße (1911 – 1913) bricht mit der bis dahin im Geschäftshausbau üblichen Vertikalgliederung. Mit der Betonung der Horizontalen wird das stockwerkweise Auskragen der Brüstungen optisch aufgefangen.
Die als reine Gewichtsstaumauer im konventionellen Steinverband errichtete Talsperre in Klingenberg (1908 – 1914) ist mit einer Art Tempelgiebel bekrönt.

 
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Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq | UK Politics, UK - The Independent - 2011-04-19

Five months before the March 2003 invasion, Baroness Symons, then the Trade Minister, told BP that the Government believed British energy firms should be given a share of Iraq's enormous oil and gas reserves as a reward for Tony Blair's military commitment to US plans for regime change.

The papers show that Lady Symons agreed to lobby the Bush administration on BP's behalf because the oil giant feared it was being "locked out" of deals that Washington was quietly striking with US, French and Russian governments and their energy firms.

Minutes of a meeting with BP, Shell and BG (formerly British Gas) on 31 October 2002 read: "Baroness Symons agreed that it would be difficult to justify British companies losing out in Iraq in that way if the UK had itself been a conspicuous supporter of the US government throughout the crisis."

The minister then promised to "report back to the companies before Christmas" on her lobbying efforts.

The Foreign Office invited BP in on 6 November 2002 to talk about opportunities in Iraq "post regime change". Its minutes state: "Iraq is the big oil prospect. BP is desperate to get in there and anxious that political deals should not deny them the opportunity."

After another meeting, this one in October 2002, the Foreign Office's Middle East director at the time, Edward Chaplin, noted: "Shell and BP could not afford not to have a stake in [Iraq] for the sake of their long-term future... We were determined to get a fair slice of the action for UK companies in a post-Saddam Iraq."

Whereas BP was insisting in public that it had "no strategic interest" in Iraq, in private it told the Foreign Office that Iraq was "more important than anything we've seen for a long time".

BP was concerned that if Washington allowed TotalFinaElf's existing contact with Saddam Hussein to stand after the invasion it would make the French conglomerate the world's leading oil company. BP told the Government it was willing to take "big risks" to get a share of the Iraqi reserves, the second largest in the world.

Over 1,000 documents were obtained under Freedom of Information over five years by the oil campaigner Greg Muttitt. They reveal that at least five meetings were held between civil servants, ministers and BP and Shell in late 2002.

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Das wird euch jetzt sicher genau so überraschen wie mich: Den Briten sind ein paar Memos über die Vorbereitung zum Irakkrieg geleakt. Und guckt mal, was da drin steht:

Plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show.

Für den Kontext muss man erwähnen, dass in England gerade eine Anhörung läuft, um herauszufinden, ob beim Irakkrieg alles mit rechten Dingen zuging. Dort sind diese Memos weder von der Regierung noch von der Ölindustrie eingebracht worden.

In March 2003, just before Britain went to war, Shell denounced reports that it had held talks with Downing Street about Iraqi oil as "highly inaccurate". BP denied that it had any "strategic interest" in Iraq, while Tony Blair described "the oil conspiracy theory" as "the most absurd".

Absurd!!1!
Fefes Blog - 2011-04-19
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U B U W E B - Film & Video: Alvar Aalto - Technology and Nature (1996)

"The Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is one of the great figures of modern architecture, ranked alongside Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. This film analyses Aalto’s uniquely successful resolution of the demands and possibilities created by new technology and construction materials with the need to make his buildings sympathetic both to their users and to their natural surroundings. His inventive use of timber in particular represents both a reference to the forest landscape of Finland and a building material that is ‘warm’ and extremely adaptable. Filmed in Finland, Italy, Germany and the USA, this documentary shows how the Finnish natural environment and art traditions were essential elements in Aalto’s pioneering harmonization of technology and nature."
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Marcelo del Pozo / Reuters A penitent walks to church before taking part in the procession of the La Paz (The Peace) brotherhood during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain March 28, 2010. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors

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Flickr: Easter Decorations - Group

About EASTER DECORATIONS - This group is for posting photos of Easter decorations and imagery. Any photos of secular or sacred Easter material is welcome. Please refrain from posting family Easter pictures or other photos taken on Easter Day which do not primarily feature a decoration or a symbol that is directly related to Easter. Also, feel free to start discussions. But, keep it family oriented.
*NOTE: Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Good Friday photos can be included in the Easter Decorations group pool. Just remember to keep the focus on decorations and symbolism.
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Girls run as boys throw water at them as part of traditional Easter celebrations in the village of Szenna, Hungary on April 2, 2010. Locals from Szenna celebrate Easter with a traditional "watering of the girls", a fertility ritual rooted in Hungarian tribes' pre-Christian past, going as far back as the second century after Christ (REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh)
via Holy Week, 2010 - The Big Picture - Boston.com

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Divine pictures of Holy Week 2010

Check out these divine pictures of Holy Week 2010, curated by the incomparable Boston.com site called “The Big Picture.”

See the pictures at Boston.com.

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Die Fed pumpt noch mehr Geld in den Markt. Ich verlinke das vor allem wegen der Graphen dort. Das sieht echt übel aus. (Danke, Rop)
Fefes Blog 2011-04-19
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