GermanyTue, 20 Nov 2018 22:40:56 +0100 
#^Plastic-filled sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Indonesia | DW | 20.11.2018

Indonesian authorities have discovered flip-flops, plastic bottles and cups in a dead sperm whale. Five Asian nations, including Indonesia, are considered the world's worst plastic polluters of the earth's oceans.

animal paintings

 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 23:29:39 +0100 
#^Oldest known figurative art found in Borneo cave | DW | 08.11.2018

Australian and Indonesian researchers have found the world's oldest-known cave paintings on the island of Borneo. The art was painted at least 40,000 years ago, debunking the view that cave art solely existed in Europe.
 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 15:36:02 +0200 
#^Palm oil: Too much of a good thing? | DW | 07.08.2018

Palm oil can be used in everything from cosmetics to fuel, and is cheap and efficient to produce. But this versatile crop has a dark side — its incredible popularity has caused widespread environmental destruction.

Palm oil production is the leading driver of tropical deforestation, which accounts for 18 percent of all global human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Clearing Indonesian forests is a particular problem, because they store more carbon per hectare than the Brazilian Amazon thanks to their "carbon-rich" soils, according to US-based Union of Concerned Scientists.
Land clearing for palm oil was also linked with giant fires in Indonesia in 2015 that became one of the world's biggest climate disasters in terms of greenhouse gas pollution. The fires released more heat-trapping gases than all of Germany's annual emissions from fossil fuels.

Titanenwurzblüte 2018 live

 Bonn, GermanyThu, 21 Jun 2018 20:22:07 +0200 
#^Titanenwurzblüte 2018 - live in den Botanischen Gärten der Universität Bonn
In den Botanischen Gärten Bonn werden über 10.000 Pflanzenarten kultiviert. Wichtige Sammlungen sind epiphytische Kakteen, Fleischfressende Pflanzen, Kalthauspflanzen, Arboretum, Nutzpflanzen und Amorphophallus titanum. Sie bieten vielfältige Einblicke in heimische und exotische Pflanzenwelten.

Die Titanenwurz aus Sumatra ist eine der spektakulärsten Erscheinungen in der Pflanzenwelt und wurde im 19. Jahrhundert von dem florentinischen Botaniker Odoardo Beccari (1843-1920) entdeckt.

 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:20:05 +0200 
#^Indonesia combines Islam with environmental activism | DW | 14.06.2018

The Indonesian government and Greenpeace have partnered with Islamic organizations to promote plastic waste reduction. Can including religion make environmental campaigns more effective?


1.1 million Indonesian

 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:40:05 +0200 
#^Cambridge Analytica causing trouble for Facebook in Southeast Asia | DW | 06.04.2018

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook is being forced to answer tough questions in Southeast Asian countries whether its platform is being abused and if citizens' data were misused.
 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:49:12 +0100 
#^Artist against Indonesia deforestation | All media content | DW | 15.03.2018
In the past few years, the destruction of rainforests in Indonesia has reached an alarming level. The main reason behind this increasing deforestation is the plantation of oil palm trees. Ernest Zacharevic, an artist from Lithuania, has a unique way to raise awareness about it.

criminalizing any sex outside of marriage

 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:53:31 +0100 
:sigh I do not understand these people. :-!

#^Indonesia debates bill criminalizing gay sex and any sex outside of marriage | News | DW | 06.02.2018

Indonesia's parliament speaker has called for reforms to the criminal code that would outlaw any sex outside of marriage, including gay sex. Critics say the bill would also weaken checks and balances on democracy.

A shopping bag that you can drink?

 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:31:06 +0100 
#^A shopping bag that you can drink? | All media content | DW | 06.11.2017

A Bali-based company is producing sustainable alternatives to plastic that are made entirely from renewable resources. You can even drink their shopping bags, which are made from cassava root.

Bonn Cup 2017

 Bonn, GermanySat, 28 Oct 2017 23:18:34 +0200 
Bonn Cup 2017 - PPI Bonn

Kejuaraan Bonn Cup merupakan pesta olahraga yang akan diselenggarakan oleh PPI Bonn pada tanggal 28-29 Oktober 2017 di Hardtberghalle, Bonn. Kejuaraan ini memperebutkan piala bergilir juara umum Bonn Cup. Cabang pertandingan olahraga dalam kejuaraan Bonn Cup 2017 bersifat sangat variatif, diantaranya adalah futsal, basket, voli, badminton, catur, gaple dan tarik tambang.

Tambora 1815

 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 16:53:51 +0200 
#^Der Vulkan, der die Welt veränderte | Geschichte | ARTE

Anfang April 1815 explodierte der Vulkan Tambora in Indonesion. Um die 100.000 Menschen starben bei der Eruption, doch die Folgen waren noch verheerender: Die Aschewolke bedeckte ein Jahr lang die Nordhalbkugel und führte zu Missernten, Epidemien und Bürgeraufständen. Nach 200 Jahren ist es Forschern gelungen, die wahre Dimension dieser Katastrophe zu rekonstruieren.

Am 10. April 1815 bricht der Vulkan Tambora auf der indonesischen Insel Sumbawa in einer gigantischen Explosion aus. Die Eruptionssäule steigt auf über 40 Kilometer in die Höhe. Als Folge breitet sich ein riesiger Aerosol-Schleier in der Stratosphäre aus, der weltweit für nie dagewesene Klimaturbulenzen sorgt. Das Jahr 1816 geht in die Geschichte ein als das Jahr ohne Sommer. Besonders für die Landwirtschaft sind die Auswirkungen katastrophal. Weil Regen und Kälte auf der Nordhalbkugel dramatische Missernten verursachen, grassiert eine Hungersnot in weiten Teilen Europas. Hunderttausende verhungern oder fallen entkräftet Krankheiten zum Opfer. In der Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben machen sich viele auf den Weg in die USA – die ersten großen Auswanderungswellen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Menschen, die es sich nicht leisten können auszuwandern, rebellieren gegen das System. In England führt die "corn bill", ein umstrittenes Gesetz, das Getreide stark besteuert, zu massiven Ausschreitungen in London und anderen Großstädten. Noch Jahrzehnte später sind die Auswirkungen des Ausbruchs spürbar. Ungewöhnliche Wetterturbulenzen in Indien bereiten einem gefährlichen Bakterium den Boden. Es ist der Beginn der ersten weltweiten Cholera-Pandemie, die Millionen Opfer fordert. Der Ausbruch des Tambora vor 200 Jahren war fast in Vergessenheit geraten. Die Dokumentation untersucht die globalen Folgen dieser verheerenden Naturkatastrophe und begleitet Wissenschaftler, die entschlüsseln, wie dieser Vulkan Geschichte schrieb.


Who needs Tinder?

 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:27:02 +0200 
#^'AyoPoligami' - Polygamy in Indonesia made easier with new app | Asia | DW | 04.10.2017

A new smartphone app in Indonesia aimed at facilitating male polygamy has drawn condemnation from gender rights activists and triggered a renewed debate about the practice in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Nasi Padang

 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:14 +0200 
#^Three interesting facts about ‘nasi Padang’

Nasi Padang (Minang-style rice with various side dishes) is among the most popular local cuisines.

The dish is clearly loved by many. A Norwegian singer Audun Kvitland Røstad even created an ode to nasi Padang last year.

Despite its popularity, there are many unknown things about nasi Padang. Marco Padang Peranakan restaurant executive chef Marco Lim told The Jakarta Post three interesting facts about nasi Padang.

Dragon's blood

 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:38:13 +0200 
#^Indonesia's fierce dragons | DW Environment | DW | 27.09.2017

The Komodo dragon has powerful venom that helps make it the top predator on the few Indonesian islands it inhabits. But it also likes to play and its blood could help develop new antibiotics.

Pressure to conform?

 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:12:28 +0200 
#^Why are more Indonesians favoring Shariah? | Asia | DW | 12.09.2017

A large number of Indonesians want Shariah to be implemented in their country and support women donning the hijab, says a new survey. It comes amid fears that Islamist groups are gaining more traction and visibility.

#^Ex-President Gus Dur's vision for democratic Islam in Indonesia | Asia | DW | 07.09.2017
Seven years since he passed away, Indonesia's former President Gus Dur is still a constant figure in people's minds. Some would use him as a target of hate, but many regard him as a hero, says his daughter Alissa Wahid.

He believed in the universalism of Islam: That Islam has in its core the values of human dignity, and democracy, with all its limitations, is the best political ideology to ensure it. He wrote, "Democracy is not only not haram [forbidden] in Islam, but is a compulsory element of Islam. Upholding democracy is one of the principles of Islam."
 Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:36:50 +0200 
#^Studie: So heftig wird das Domain Name System manipuliert
Internet-Zensoren manipulieren gerne DNS-Einträge. Das System Iris sammelt DNS-Stichproben, um den Umfang der Manipulation zu schätzen. Spitzenreiter sind demnach der Iran, China, Indonesien und Griechenland.
 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:52:45 +0200 
#^Indonesia goes after Islamists | Asia | DW | 20.07.2017

Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has been criticized for giving too much room to Islamists in Indonesia, but it seems the president is finally taking a decisive action. Rights groups fear that new measures could curb civil rights.

In February 2017, President Jokowi said that democracy in Indonesia had "gone too far."

"We can have democracy, but there is no place for liberalism, radicalism, fundamentalism, sectarianism, terrorism or other such ideologies against the Pancasila," the president said.


 Bonn, GermanyTue, 11 Jul 2017 00:34:03 +0200 
I am wondering about the people who watch such public shows. Hard to believe somehow, but when I go through the city of Bonn, there is in front of the old church Bonn Minister still a Pillory from the 13th century.

#^Indonesia: Punishment under Sharia | All media content | DW | 30.06.2017

Holding hands, flirting, drinking alcohol – those things are all against the law in Banda Aceh. Sharia law is in effect there. Special police ensure people adhere to Islamic rules. Anyone who violates them is in danger of being caned.
 Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:21:24 +0200 
#^'Indonesia among the best economies in the G20' | Asia | DW | 07.07.2017

In an interview with DW, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati emphasized that compared to Europe, Indonesia's economy is benefitting from a combination of a young population and effective fiscal policies.

being happy at the school?

 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:47:17 +0200 
Indonesia students reported being happiest at school. Germany is is just on the 2nd part below OECD average.

Lowest Performers Feeling Happiest at School. Sweden in PISA-2013 paradox

Happiest students “performing” lowest

The main results in the PISA investigation are displayed in “Snapshot of performance in mathematics, reading and science”. [4] Here are all the countries ranked, including the OECD-partners nations. The countries scoring lowest in that table are Indonesia and Peru; Albania also in the lowest segment of performers.

Now, rolling down to table “Percentage of students who reported being happy at school”, we find that Indonesia, Albania, and Perú, are the countries scoring with the highest percentages of “being happy at the school” among all the countries

:-! there have been so many stupid interpretations and decisions made out of PISA. :facepalm