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Henriette Reker
Henriette Reker (born 9 December 1956) is a German lawyer and independent politician. She is known for her pro-immigration stance and for being the victim of an assassination attempt in 2015. A day after the attack, Reker was elected mayor of Cologne after gaining 52.66% of the votes. She is the first female mayor elected in Cologne's history. Reker was re-elected in 2020. Early career Born in Cologne, Reker worked as legal counsel for the State Association of Guild Health Insurance Funds in Münster from 1992 until 2000. Political career From 2000 until 2010, Reker served as deputy mayor for Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection of Gelsenkirchen. In 2010 she was appointed a mayoral deputy for social affairs, integration and the environment of the city of Cologne. Supported by the CDU, FDP, and The Greens, Reker ran for Mayor of Cologne in October 2015 and was re-elected in September 2020. Assassination attempt At a public event on 17 October 2015, the day before the ...
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List Of Mayors Of Cologne
This is a list of mayors of Cologne. It includes the Lord Mayors of Cologne (''Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Köln'') since 1815 as well as the city managers (''Oberstadtdirektoren'') from 1946 to 1999. Mayors since 1815 In Prussia *1815–1819: Karl Joseph Freiherr von Mylius *1819–1823: von Monschaw *1823–1848: Johann Adolf Steinberger *1848–1851: Friedrich Wilhelm Gräff *1851–1863: Hermann Joseph Stupp *1863–1875: Alexander Bachem *1875–1885: Dr. Hermann Heinrich Becker, Fortschrittspartei *1886–1907: Friedrich Wilhelm Bernard von Becker *1907–1917: Ludwig Theodor Ferdinand Max Wallraf *1917–1933: Dr. Konrad Adenauer, Deutsche Zentrumspartei In Nazi Germany *1933–1936: Dr. Günter Riesen *1936–1940: Dr. Karl Georg Schmidt *1940–1944: Dr. Peter Winkelnkemper *1944–1945: Robert Brandes In West and reunified Germany *1945: Dr. Konrad Adenauer CDU *1945: Dr. Willi Suth CDU *1945–1948: Dr. Hermann Pünder CDU *1948: Dr. Ernst Schwering CDU *1948–19 ...
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The Independent
''The Independent'' is a British online newspaper that was established in 1986 as a national morning printed paper. Nicknamed the ''Indy'', it began as a broadsheet and changed to tabloid format in 2003. The last printed edition was published on Saturday 26 March 2016, leaving only the online edition. It tends to take a pro-market stance on economic issues. The newspaper was controlled by Tony O'Reilly's Irish Independent News & Media from 1997 until it was sold to the Russian oligarch and former KGB Officer Alexander Lebedev in 2010. In 2017, a Saudi Arabian investor bought a 30% stake in it. In June 2015, the newspaper had an average daily circulation of just below 58,000, 85% down from its 1990 peak, while the Sunday edition had a circulation of just over 97,000. The daily edition was named ''National Newspaper of the Year'' at the 2004 British Press Awards. The website and mobile app have a combined monthly reach of 22,939,000. History 1986 to 1990 Launched in 1986, th ...
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Stadtwerke Köln
Stadtwerke Köln GmbH is the infrastructure and services company of the City of Cologne. The company undertakes water supply and electrical, gas, heat and steam energy supply through the subsidiary RheinEnergie. Other subsidiaries provide waste management and housing services for the city, in addition to operating the public baths. The subsidiaries Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe (KVB) and Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln (HGK) operate the city's urban and industrial transportation systems respectively. History The company was established in 1960 by Cologne City Council as the public utility company of the city. On 29 August 2010 the company celebrated its 50th anniversary. Company structure and subsidiaries Stadtwerke Köln is 100% owned by the city of Cologne; it acts as a holding company for six main group companies: GEW Köln AG (energy and water supply through the subsidiary RheinEnergie AG), KVB (''Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG''); urban transportation, AWB (''AWB Abfallwirtschaftsbe ...
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Koelnmesse
Koelnmesse GmbH (''Cologne Trade Fair'') is an international trade fair and exhibition center located in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With around 80 trade fairs and over 2,000 conferences annually, Koelnmesse is one of the country's largest trade fair organisers and with 284,000 m² exhibition floor area the third largest by area. The Cologne Trade Fair ground was founded in 1922. Until 2005, the trade fair was based in the historic Rheinhallen, and since then moved into new premises next to them. The old Fair Tower Cologne (''Messeturm Köln'') is a landmark building from 1928 and features a tower restaurant on the top floor. Since 2018, the fair has been undergoing the greatest renovation works in its history. They are expected to last until 2030 and cost €600 million. Two thirds of that amount will be spent renovating the seven southern halls, dating from the 1970s. Trade fairs Among others the following trade fairs are held in Cologne: * Anuga, the world's mo ...
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Cologne Bonn Airport
Cologne Bonn Airport (german: Flughafen Köln/Bonn 'Konrad Adenauer') is the international airport of Germany's fourth-largest city Cologne, and also serves Bonn, former capital of West Germany. With around 12.4 million passengers passing through it in 2017, it is the seventh-largest passenger airport in Germany and the third-largest in terms of cargo operations. By traffic units, which combines cargo and passengers, the airport is in fifth position in Germany. As of March 2015, Cologne Bonn Airport had services to 115 passenger destinations in 35 countries. It is named after Konrad Adenauer, a Cologne native and the first post-war Chancellor of West Germany. The airport is located in the district of Porz and is surrounded by the ''Wahner Heide'' nature reserve. The airport is centrally located in the Cologne Bonn Region southeast of Cologne city centre and northeast of Bonn. Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the country's few 24-hour airports and serves as a hub for Eurowings, Fe ...
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Deputy Prime Minister Of The Netherlands
The Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands ( nl|Viceminister-president van Nederland) is the official deputy of the head of government of the Netherlands. In the absence of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands the Deputy Prime Minister takes over his functions, such as chairing the Cabinet of the Netherlands and the Council of Ministers of the Netherlands. Conventionally, all of the junior partners in the coalition get one deputy, and the deputies are ranked according to the size of their respective parties. The incumbent Deputy Prime Ministers are Hugo de Jonge (Christian Democratic Appeal), Kajsa Ollongren (Democrats 66) and Carola Schouten (Christian Union). List of unofficial deputy prime ministers of the Netherlands List of deputy prime ministers of the Netherlands : : : : : : : Living deputy prime ministers of the Netherlands Deputy prime ministers of the Netherlands by term length References {{DEFAULTSORT:Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands Category: ...
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Lodewijk Asscher
Lodewijk Frans Asscher (; born 27 September 1974) is a Dutch politician and jurist who served as Leader of the Labour Party (PvdA) from 2016 to 2021 and parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives from 2017 to 2021. Asscher worked as a researcher at the University of Amsterdam from 1996 until 2002. He was elected as a municipal councillor of Amsterdam on 8 March 2002 and assumed the leadership of the Labour Party in the municipal council on 3 April 2004. He worked as an associate professor of Intellectual property law at the University of Amsterdam from 1 May 2002 until 1 May 2006. Asscher was the ''lijsttrekker'' (top candidate) for the PvdA in the 2006 municipal election and became Deputy Mayor and alderman on 26 April 2006. Following the resignation of Mayor of Amsterdam Job Cohen to run for the Labour Party leadership for the election of 2010, Asscher as Deputy Mayor served as ''ad interim'' Mayor of Amsterdam from 12 March 2010 until 7 July 2010. After the election of ...
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New Year's Eve Sexual Assaults In Germany
New is an adjective referring to something recently made, discovered, or created. New or NEW may refer to: Music * New, singer of K-pop group The Boyz Albums and EPs * ''New'' (album), by Paul McCartney, 2013 * ''New'' (EP), by Regurgitator, 1995 Songs * "New" (Daya song), 2017 * "New" (Paul McCartney song), 2013 * "New" (No Doubt song), 1999 *"new", by Loona from ''Yves'', 2017 *"The New", by Interpol from ''Turn On the Bright Lights'', 2002 Acronyms * Net economic welfare, a proposed macroeconomic indicator * Net explosive weight, also known as net explosive quantity * Network of enlightened Women, a conservative university women's organization * Next Entertainment World, a South Korean film distribution company Identification codes * Nepal Bhasa language ISO 639 language code * New Century Financial Corporation (NYSE stock abbreviation) * New Orleans Lakefront Airport (IATA airport code: NEW) * Newcraighall railway station (National Rail station code: NEW), in Scotland * ...
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Victim Blaming
Victim blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially at fault for the harm that befell them. The study of victimology seeks to mitigate the prejudice against victims, and the perception that victims are in any way responsible for the actions of offenders. There is historical and current prejudice against the victims of domestic violence and sex crimes, such as the greater tendency to blame victims of rape than victims of robbery if victims and perpetrators knew each other prior to the commission of the crime. Coining of the phrase Psychologist William Ryan coined the phrase "blaming the victim" in his 1971 book of that title. In the book, Ryan described victim blaming as an ideology used to justify racism and social injustice against black people in the United States. Ryan wrote the book to refute Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1965 work ''The Negro Family: The Case for National Action'' (usually simply referred to as the Moynihan Report). M ...
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The New York Times
''The New York Times'' (''NYT'' or ''NY Times'') is an American daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership. Founded in 1851, the ''Times'' has since won 130 Pulitzer Prizes (the most of any newspaper), and has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record". It is ranked 18th in the world by circulation and 3rd in the U.S. The paper is owned by The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded. It has been governed by the Sulzberger family since 1896, through a dual-class share structure after its shares became publicly traded. A. G. Sulzberger and his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.—the paper's publisher and the company's chairman, respectively—are the fifth and fourth generation of the family to head the paper. Since the mid-1970s, ''The New York Times'' has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials, sports, and features. Sin ...
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Attempted Murder
Attempted murder is a crime of attempt in various jurisdictions. Canada Section 239 of the ''Criminal Code'' makes attempted murder punishable by a maximum of life imprisonment. If a gun is used, the minimum sentence is four, five or seven years, dependent on prior convictions and relation to organized crime. United Kingdom England and Wales In English criminal law, attempted murder is the crime of simultaneously preparing to commit an unlawful killing and having a specific intention to cause the death of a human being under the Queen's Peace. The phrase "more than merely preparatory" is specified by the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 to denote the fact that preparation for a crime by itself does not constitute an "attempted crime". In England and Wales, as an "attempt", attempted murder is an offence under section 1(1) of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 and is an indictable offence which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment (the same as the mandatory sentence for murder). ...
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Jochen Ott
220px|Jochen Ott (2013) Jochen Ott (9 May 1974 in Porz) is a German teacher and politician of the Social Democrats (SPD) who has been serving as member of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2010. Political career From 2011 until 2019, Ott served as the leader of the party in Cologne. In 2015, he unsuccessfully ran to become Mayor of Cologne; he eventually suspended his mayoral election campaign in 2015 after the stabbing of his main rival Henriette Reker. In parliament, Ott serves on the Committee on Education. Other activities Corporate boards *NRW.BANK, Member of the Advisory Board (since 2018) *Cologne Bonn Airport, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board *RheinCargo, Member of the Supervisory Board Non-profit organization *Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Alternate Member of the Broadcasting Council
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Refugee
A refugee, generally speaking, is a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely. Such a person may be called an asylum seeker until granted refugee status by the contracting state or the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) if they formally make a claim for asylum. The lead international agency coordinating refugee protection is the United Nations Office of the UNHCR. The United Nations has a second office for refugees, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which is solely responsible for supporting the large majority of Palestinian refugees. Etymology and usage Similar terms in other languages have described an event marking migration of a specific population from a place of origin, such as the biblical account of Israelites fleeing from Assyrian conquest (''circa'' 740 BCE), or the asylum found by the prophet Muhammad and his emigrant companions with helpers in Yathrib (later Medina) after ...
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Xenophobia
Xenophobia (from grc|ξένος|xénos, meaning "stranger" or "foreigner", and ''phóbos'', meaning "fear") is the fear or hatred of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. It is an expression of perceived conflict between an ingroup and an outgroup and may manifest in suspicion by the one of the other's activities, a desire to eliminate their presence, and fear of losing national, ethnic or racial identity.Guido Bolaffi. ''Dictionary of race, ethnicity and culture''. SAGE Publications Ltd., 2003. Pp. 332. Alternate definitions A 1997 review article on xenophobia holds that it is "an element of a political struggle about who has the right to be cared for by the state and society: a fight for the collective good of the modern state." According to Italian sociologist Guido Bolaffi, xenophobia can also be exhibited as an "uncritical exaltation of another culture" which is ascribed "an unreal, stereotyped and exotic quality". History An early example of xenophobic sent ...
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Politically
Politics (from , ) is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations between individuals, such as the distribution of resources or status. The branch of social science that studies politics is referred to as political science. It may be used positively in the context of a "political solution" which is compromising and non-violent, or descriptively as "the art or science of government", but also often carries a negative connotation.. For example, abolitionist Wendell Phillips declared that "we do not play politics; anti-slavery is no half-jest with us." The concept has been defined in various ways, and different approaches have fundamentally differing views on whether it should be used extensively or limitedly, empirically or normatively, and on whether conflict or co-operation is more essential to it. A variety of methods are deployed in politics, which include promoting one's own political views among people, negot ...
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