Category Archives: Germany

A billion people are facing starvation!

If you are reading this post, I assume you would not have experienced starvation in your life. Certainly not prolonged starvation that has been forced on you by economic circumstances. But do you know how many people on this planet … Continue reading

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The 2008 Right Livelihood Awards – Part 1

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honour and support those “offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now … Continue reading

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Espanya són els campions d’Europa! (Spain are the champions of Europe!)

Espanya batia Alemanya 1-0 a la final de l’Euro 2008! Els espanyols prenen a casa el trofeu després d’un buit llarg de 44 anys. Fernando Torres marcava l’únic gol del llumí en la primera part. Era un joc bonic! L’equip … Continue reading

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Croatia stun Germany and Austria salvage a draw against Poland

Finally, I managed to watch two complete Euro 2008 games yesterday. I could not post this after the matches got over as it was too late. It’s too late to write match reviews now, so I’ll just write a summary. … Continue reading

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