Klaus

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
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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.
Klaus

Bonn Cup 2017

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

Tambora 1815

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


#ARTEfan
Klaus

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
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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.
Klaus

Nasi Padang

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

Dragon's blood

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

Pressure to conform?

 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:12:28 +0200 
#^Why are more Indonesians favoring Shariah? | Asia | DW | 12.09.2017
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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."
Klaus
 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.
Klaus
 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:52:45 +0200 
#^Indonesia goes after Islamists | Asia | DW | 20.07.2017
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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.
o_O
Klaus

caned

 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
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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.
Klaus
 Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:21:24 +0200 
#^'Indonesia among the best economies in the G20' | Asia | DW | 07.07.2017
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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.
Klaus

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
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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
Klaus
 Tue, 23 May 2017 23:40:48 +0200 
#^Jakarta police arrest 141 in raid on Indonesia gay club | News | DW | 22.05.2017
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Police in Jakarta have detained 141 men after raiding a gay club. The arrests are the latest step in what some have called a campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Indonesia.


:facepalm
#^Raid on alleged gay sex party not related to LGBT issues: Police
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The National Police have said a raid conducted by the North Jakarta Police on an alleged gay sex party at a gym in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on Sunday, during which they arrested 141 men, has nothing to do with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) related issues. The raid was conducted primarily on concerns about indecency, they said.
Klaus
 Mon, 22 May 2017 22:55:05 +0200 
#^UN calls on Indonesia to free Christian governor jailed on blasphemy charges | News | DW | 22.05.2017
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The family of the jailed Christian governor of Jakarta has withdrawn its appeal to have him released. The announcement came as the UN called on the country to do away with its blasphemy laws.
Klaus
 Tue, 09 May 2017 23:34:38 +0200 
It's fascinating and even more astonishing when you look for the different interpretations and contexts of the sura that this whole blasphemy trial aroused about. How you can pretend to enact rule of law about a "criminal" case when there are not even definite rules?

#^Court sentences Jakarta governor Ahok to two years jail for blasphemy | News | DW.COM | 09.05.2017
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Jakarta's outgoing Christian governor has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy over comments about the Quran. The trial was widely seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia.
Klaus

Cement versus water

 Mon, 01 May 2017 19:56:44 +0200 
#^Indonesian farmer joins May 1 rally to protest German cement | Germany | DW.COM | 01.05.2017
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Indonesians took part in the annual May 1 demonstrations in Berlin to protest the destruction of their livelihoods by HeidelbergCement. The German cement company denies their new plant will do environmental damage.
Klaus

just live with it?

 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:57:02 +0200 
#^Indonesian President Widodo ignores exploitation of his citizens in Hong Kong | News | DW.COM | 30.04.2017
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Indonesia's president appeared unsympathetic to the plight of his country's women subjected to abuse and exploitation while working abroad. On a visit to Hong Kong, he told them not to rock the boat over "small things."
Klaus

Nomaden in Ubud

 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:06:24 +0200 
#^Bali: Digitale Nomaden im Urlaubsparadies | Weltspiegel
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Leben im Paradies und trotzdem arbeiten. Es gibt einen ganzen Berufszweig, der sich das leistet: die sogenannten digitalen Nomaden. Sie brauchen vor allem eines: ein schnelles, zuverlässiges Internet.
Klaus

Background and belief in politics

 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:39:32 +0200 
#^Jakarta election a turning point for Indonesia | Asia | DW.COM | 20.04.2017
The Indonesian capital's sitting Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, has conceded defeat in an election seen as a test for pluralism in the world's largest Muslim country. Christina Schott reports from Jakarta.
Klaus

morality offenses

 Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:06:34 +0200 
#^Two men may get 100 lashes after gay sex in Indonesia | News | DW.COM | 08.04.2017
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Two men may be in line for up to 100 lashes of the cane after being caught having sex in Indonesia's Shariah-ruled province of Aceh. The province is the only one allowed to impose Shariah after a change in the law.


:facepalm :headdesk
The new code allows up to 100 lashes for morality offenses including gay sex, adultery, gambling, drinking alcohol, the wearing of tight clothes by women and skipping Friday prayers in the case of men.

:'(