Daily Archives: January 25, 2011

"Leatherstocking" star – Hellmut Lange actor died

Hellmut Lange: Als Narbengesicht während der Dreharbeiten zu "Salto Mortale"

He was one of the major television stars of the sixties and seventies, played in many series and gave the "Leatherstocking Tales". Now the actor and presenter Hellmut Lange at the age of 87 years died.

Hamburg / Berlin – He was the hero of many children’s rooms: Hellmut Lange grub as Deerslayer, Leatherstocking ZDF four-part film "The Leather Stocking Tales" from 1969 to the memory of many young people as "the toughest man in the West German screen" field. On 13 Hellmut Lange died in Berlin in January after a long illness, his wife Ingrid said on Monday. On 19 January, the Berlin-born actor was 88 years old now.

Even as a child made Hellmut Lange first acting experience at the Berlin Radio. From 1946 to 1948 he attended acting school in Hanover, had his first engagement at the Youth Theatre in Munich and Stuttgart. Before he became known to a wider audience as a television actor, he worked from 1953 to 1960 as director and spokesman for radio by Radio Bremen. While working there, and later he borrowed many famous actors with distinctive voices, among other things, he said in 1990 film "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge" Paul Newman.

His first major television role was in 1960 in Long "Forest Home Road 20", the first feature-length film on German television. In the same year he starred in Francis Durbridge thriller miniseries "The Scarf", and in 1965 he was convincing in the James Bond spoof "Serenade for Two Spies" by Michael Pfleger as a comedian.

In addition to his role as Deerslayer he remained but the audience as a scar-faced, battered by crises of his art shooter mixing in the circus series "somersault" (1968) forgotten.

Since 1969, Lange also host of the television quiz series was "Do you know movies?". Originally intended only as a guest host, he hosted the show a total of ten years.

To long time it had become quiet since the eighties, his 70th Birthday he celebrated in Cape Town during the filming for the series "The Clove King." The last TV appearance was at age 73 in the Sat.1-Film "Ferry to Death" – it was his first and only collaboration with a private channel.

Anti-government protests – Sarkozy admits miscalculation of the situation in Tunisia

Demonstrant in Tunis: Proteste gegen die Übergangsregierung

Self-critical words of Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president for the first time admitted to having evaluated the situation in Tunisia completely wrong. "France has underestimated the extent of the desperation of the Tunisians," he said.

Paris – Paris is for his links to the regime of former dictator Ben Ali in the criticism – now French President Nicolas Sarkozy for the first time publicly his misjudgment of the situation in Tunisia given. "France has underestimated the extent of the desperation of the Tunisians," Sarkozy said in Paris. There had been an intolerable corruption in Tunisia. "If one is so near, you do not always have the necessary distance to understand the feelings of others really," the President continued.

Sarkozy had fallen to the Tunisian President Ben Ali 2008, certifies progress in respecting human rights. In particular, Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie drew criticism, because they had Ben Ali offered shortly before he fled French support against the protests.

France would make it the Ambassador of Tunisia to enable the country get the desired new Association Agreement with the EU, Sarkozy said now. In addition, he had instructed Prime Minister François Fillon, together help for the Tunisian economy to be already decided at the next cabinet meeting. Sarkozy called to continue to provide to the Union for the Mediterranean, a new momentum in the Tunisia occupies an important place. The group, initiated by Sarkozy during the revolution had not spoken publicly in Tunisia to the development.

His Minister Alliot-Marie defended the French President. They wanted to prevent with their offer "even more dramatic." He justified the French position on the role as a former colonial power. "For the colonial power, it is not lawful to judge the internal affairs of an ex-colony." The French government was not slow to react to the protests in Tunisia. Only after the run Ben Ali’s Sarkozy made it clear that Paris supported the demonstrators.

The situation in Tunisia, meanwhile, remains extremely tense: Protests against the transitional government has once again clashes between police and demonstrators given. Witnesses said protesters were advanced on the grounds of the government complex in the capital Tunis, and had destroyed the windows of the Treasury. They tried to prevent officials from entering the government building. A reporter for the news agency AFP reported that protesters had thrown stones and bottles at the police. The security forces had used tear gas and then driven back the people. About injured there was initially no information.

In the protest were also numerous people involved from the impoverished rural population, who had joined the demonstrations until Sunday in Tunis for more democracy. About a thousand people had migrated from Sidi Bouzid from the seat of government. In the central Tunisian city had the uprising against dictator Ben Ali started. "The nation has come to overthrow the government," they shouted, and called for a "clean" government without representatives of the ousted regime. They were supported by demonstrators from other parts of the country.

The protests are directed against members of the leadership that even after the flight of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali want to specify in the North African country on the sound. Ben Ali has sold to Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Ghannouchi remained in office to lead a coalition of the unit. The protesters accuse him, however, that former top leaders of Ben Ali’s ruling party to retain key personnel.

On Monday it was announced that two other politicians from the close environment, Ben Ali was placed under house arrest: The former Secretary General of the Unity Party of RCD, Abdelaziz Ben Dhia and the chief of the second Tunisian chamber of parliament, Abdallah Kallel.

Why Money is perhaps fortunate

Money is not everything, or does it? Many things one could not buy for money, happiness researchers say, but what we use intelligence, humor, or morality, if the economic, personal or social need is greatest?

Dedicates his life to the exclusive collection and increase assets, it is called is not lucky, but capitalism. Is not more than one form of economy and creates no feeling. Happiness researchers demonstrated for years that riches (where exactly the remains is, unnamed) from a certain point produces no increase in satisfaction. After all, the happiness researchers say in their investigations often paid for by pharmaceutical companies, many you can not buy with money.

However, I find out just youth a little. A young couple floated in the early summer in a Swiss lake. They were not rich, but love and immortal, the day perfect. By the time a boat with too much speed over the young woman drove her demolitions both legs. You bled and died quickly. The boat sailed on.

After lengthy investigation, a suspected 70-year-old boat operator, owner of a villa on the lake. He was outraged. His lawyers, you talk in these circles in the plural, were outraged. Could it not be proven. The investigations were stopped. The young man who could not even hire a lawyer was sad, still young, but consumed with hatred and alone.

Property is not interesting

Youth is a fragile asset as very transient. Let’s say, the old skipper had not much money, what seems clear in his case, so sure that it is in the possession of intellect and humor is what would allow him to enjoy his fortune, too. The young man, who had to, losers of evolution, be in public waters, instead of drawing in a private, secure pool its tracks, is now sitting there, perhaps with humor, morals, and intellect equipped, but it does not help, because as a cheerful nature, it is difficult, the fact that the mistress has been frayed by an idiot, could draw any more comical.

Property is interesting, if you live in the western world, is healthy and has no trouble. It is important only if one of these three pillars no longer exist. If a landlord you, old man without possessions, throwing out of the apartment, because it is redeveloped, if in the crowded health patients department in the hospital when one of the partners is tattered, you lose the job. Then it only works full-time Buddhists to believe in a next life, to enjoy the free meadows, and birds, or the love that you know, can not buy (which I think is a legend after urban).

"Not have to have money is the root of all evil, but none," said Rainer Menzel. Whoever he was right he was. Certainly money is not everything. All of us, which we did not have enough of us with any awards keep alive, with foolish hope to which we can relate to, even if only of that the rich, not very well.

Kachelmann method – Therapist Ex-lover testifies

In the case of tile man, between the prosecution and defense debated, especially the incomplete information of the alleged victim. Now, says the psychotherapist of the woman in court. He is convinced that she has suffered an emotional trauma.

Mannheim – The survey of the Heidelberg Psychotherapy Guenter Seidel is the Kachelmann process was continued on Monday. Seidler is the therapist by Jörg Kachelmanns Ex-lover. The 37-year-old accused the moderator, while they raped and threatened with a knife to have. Tile man denies the fact. The regional court in Mannheim ruled out for the survey Seidler the public from the hearing.

Seidler will probably need to give particular information to his thesis that the memory gaps of the alleged victim to the displayed action were due to trauma. An emotional trauma with possible memory lapses may be caused in part by a particularly onerous and intrusive experiences.

This explanation for the incomplete information of the woman is disputed between the prosecution and defense. Tile’s defense lawyer Johann Schwenn had described the psychotherapist in a survey in early December as a "charlatan" and documents seized from him can.

On Monday, sat down beside Schwenn, who had sharply criticized in the past, courts, experts and media, another attorney from the law firm of Hamburg’s defense lawyer in the proceedings in part.

"Why should he give up his job?"

After Kachelmanns recent comeback on the radio is his return in the ARD – at least before the verdict was announced – further excluded. "We will await the end of the process before we can talk to," a spokeswoman for the ARD program director said on Monday on request.

The ARD had announced after his release from custody Kachelmanns about six months, not to make a decision on future cooperation with the chief of the weather service Meteo Media before the verdict. Before his arrest tile man had announced, among other things, the weather in the "evening news" and also entered the "Tagesschau".

In contrast Kachelmann also includes a return on German radio to work as a weather presenter for media information from Sunday no longer sufficient. That said Urs Knapp, a spokesman for Meteo Media. About a reunion on television, added Knapp: "One should never say never."

The chief editor of Radio Basel, Christian Heeb, said Sunday, as long as tile man was not convicted, would remain valid, the presumption of innocence: "Why should he give up his job, this is not a PR story?."

Kachelmann moderated clock at 12.40 on Friday in the finest Swiss German winter weather on the station, with which he has been one and a half years contract.

Middle East revelations put pressure on Palestinian leaders

Did the leadership of the Palestinians to give up East Jerusalem, Israeli settlements accept? The TV station al-Jazeera reveals explosive details from the Middle East negotiations, the peace process now seems in danger. The radical Islamic Hamas attacked Palestinian President Abbas.

Jerusalem – The explosive revelation is negotiating details of the Middle East peace process, the Palestinian leadership under enormous pressure – and threatens the success of the peace negotiations in the Middle East.

The Arabic news channel al-Jazeera was published on Sunday a collection of secret documents. Accordingly, the Palestinians in 2008 were willing to negotiate with the then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to far-reaching concessions in Jerusalem.

The moderate Palestinian leadership of Mahmoud Abbas is now under fire: Hard-liners in the Arab world as well as her arch rival, the ruling Hamas in Gaza had Abbas’ Fatah has previously accused of being too willing to compromise and weak against Israel. The unveiling of the papers of Hamas is now fodder for new attacks on the Palestinian president.

"The peace process is dead"

Hamas spokesman Osama al-Jazeera Hamden said on Monday that Palestinian negotiators would have betrayed their own people. "The leadership is not honest and credible. The documents reveal that she is not authorized to speak for their people and to decide," said Hamdan. "The peace process is dead"

Hamdan accused the negotiators, their own people have betrayed too. "They have sold off parts of East Jerusalem – and to the outside, they pretend, they laid hold on Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian State."

Instead of representing the interests of the Palestinians, it is solely been about to offer for the USA defensible positions. "They can be carried away to make concessions that would be accepted most of the U.S.."

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Suhri said the documents proved that the Palestinian leadership secretly collaborating with Israel. He accused Abbas’ authority, "to destroy the just Palestinian cause."

Hamas opposes the peace talks. In their view, represents Palestinian President Abbas is not the Palestinians and thus has no mandate for negotiations. Hamas is the largest domestic rival Fatah of Abbas.

Abbas speaks of disruptive

The Palestinian leadership has denied the reports al-Jazeera immediately. Chief Negotiator Sajib Erekat called the publication a "pack of lies". You have nothing to hide, there was no change in position.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas questioned the authenticity of the documents. "I really have no idea where al-Jazeera has all the secret information here," said the Palestinian president. "We hide nothing, and our Arab brothers know everything."

He imputed to the editors of the papers, intentionally interfere with the publication of the peace talks do. The documents would upset the peace process "intentionally," Abbas said in Cairo on Monday. "This should not be donated but confusion."

Chief negotiator Erekat told the newspaper that the Palestinian negotiating Ministry was willing to disclose all his documents to prove that there is nothing in the disclosure reports to it.

Yasser Abd Rabbo, PLO member stressed that the Palestinian side had withheld any information from the negotiations. However, were "mistakes" were made, to which he could not elaborate. On Monday a press conference in Ramallah was scheduled. Rabbo called for an independent commission to investigate the authenticity of the papers. He accused al-Jazeera to have torn fragments of the negotiations out of context.

Hundreds of e-mails, cards, protocols

The authenticity of the documents, according to which Israel would cede most of the Jewish Quarter in the Arab eastern part of the city is still unknown. Al-Jazeera claims to have over 1600 classified documents to the Middle East negotiations – call logs, emails and cards from the years 1999 to 2010.

As the Gulf emirate of Qatar Headquartered TV station came into the possession of those documents were not explained. Some of the names and phone numbers you have highlighted in the documents to be submitted until after next Wednesday and after the network, it said.

By the U.S. government, there was initially no official estimate of the papers. The spokesman for the U.S. State Department, P.J. Crowley said the U.S. should "not vouch for the authenticity of the documents." Via the short messaging platform Twitter Crowley added that the U.S. continued to hold fast to the two-state solution and would want to continue the negotiations.

Israel said the released documents contained "inaccuracies". Overall, the negotiations had been under Olmert, however, before a successful conclusion. "I still do not understand why the Palestinians have not finally signed," said Yaakov Galanti, an adviser to Olmert, the Israeli army radio.

Both sides had agreed in 2008 in all the core issues of the conflict. The agreement did include a division of Jerusalem, the return of 5000 Palestinian refugees to Israel and an exchange of territory. Olmert has rejected a general right of return of Palestinian refugees, however.

Further revelations announced

After the start of the Annapolis conference in November 2007, Israelis and Palestinians were negotiating intensely for a year. Olmert had to resign because of corruption allegations. After the Gaza War at the turn of 2008/2009, the talks were not resumed. Summary of new negotiations under the current Israeli right-wing government Benjamin Netanyahu failed because of the dispute over the Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank.

Arab comments expressed shocked at the "flexibility" of the Palestinian negotiators. The Palestinian negotiator Diana Buttu called for the resignation of chief negotiator Erekat. The revelations were "highly problematic" because it would reward Israel for its end aggressive settlement policy. It is clear that the Palestinian negotiators press their claims increasingly "desperate" and "soft-boiled" in the Middle East peace process.

The British Guardian newspaper, meanwhile, announced to other revelations: The unprecedented offer of the Palestinians is just one of several concessions that cause shock waves in the Arab world would, the paper said.