One central challenge of today’s professional world is incorporating new technologies into business operations. To foster students’ digital skills, the zdi-network Aachen & Region Heinsberg is hosting a “zdi-BusinessSlam”. Selected companies will have the opportunity to present the digital demands their businesses pose to future professionals. This provides an informal platform for young students to come into contact with regional businesses. Within five minutes, selected com
In March, 8,000 signatures were needed to bring the initiative "Radentscheid Aachen" (Safe Cycling) to #Aachen’s city council. The project aimed to facilitate new cycling paths along main and side roads within the city. On Wednesday, this dream became true, as the majority of the Aachen city council members voted in favor for the bill. Lord Mayor Marcel Philipp stressed in the Council meeting: "We need more security and more space for cycling in Aachen." He pointed out that t
In cooperation with #EuropeDirect Information Office Aachen and the “European Classroom”, Grashaus at the fish market in #Aachen is currently organising a series of discussion workshops titled Europa am Dienstag (Europe on Tuesday). Experts highlight different Europe-related topics every month, encouraging vivacious dialogue (in German) from participants about Europe from its current and historic perspectives. During the next scheduled event on Tuesday 12 November the focus w
The Aachener Ordnungsamt (#Aachen municipal regulatory agency) found grounds to close two pubs in the city this week. In cooperation with the city municipality, the police controlled several pubs and hookah bars in a bid to uphold the youth, non-smother and hospitality law. Two of the controlled bars were such striking examples of violations against the law that the police immediately warranted their closure. In one of the establishments, three so-called bubbles of heroin wer
The Maastrichtse Componisten Society celebrated the life and musical achievements of Robert Heppener this weekend. The famed composer lived for almost twenty years in #Vijen in #Limburg(NL) with his wife Milly and son Marc, creating innovative masterpieces that will be revered for centuries to come. With 2019 being the ten year anniversary of his death, the Maastrichtse Componisten Society chose to honour Heppener with a plaque at his former abode, and a concert of his works
In a bid to combat polio, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the CDC have joined forces to raise more than US$1.2 billion and vaccinate over 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Despite these colossal efforts, more countries have been registering more children in need of vaccinations and medical support. One vaccination can cost around US$0.50 and every donation is matched by 100 percent by the Rotary Foundation; by an additional 200 percent by the Bill and Me
The city library in #Aachen is set to host Virtual Reality (VR) trial sessions for this and next month. Visitors are welcome to test the VR technology in a free and safe environment provided by the library – the selection of hyper-realistic images ranges from simulated ocean diving expeditions to virtually climbing Mount Everest to discovering the riches of ancient Egyptian tombs. The city library of #Aachen invites library card holders above the age of 16 to join the followi
Valkenburgse Wielerclub held their annual #Bokkebaggertochtyesterday. Enthusiastic mountain bikers gathered early at the world famous Amstel Gold Race Xperience in Valkenburg despite the forecasted rain and signed in for 35km, 45km or 65km of the most challenging routes in the #EuregioMeuseRhine.
The cycling club has held the event since 2007, and the registration numbers just keep growing.
Our lush forests, breathtaking views and hilly terrain are fabulous settings for mount
Der Herbstlauf (The Autumn Run) hosted by #Aachen’s athletics club #ATG is planned to take place on 15 December this year. The sports event will garner exposure for mental health just as much as physical health, says new event organiser and psychiatry specialist Antje Trauzeddel, featured left in the image. At the run, attendees will not only have the opportunity to join the race, but also participate in discussions and gain specialist insights. “Sport is a preventative means
If you are at least 14 years old and own a smartphone, then discovering the city of #Aachen has just become one step easier. Three hundred #escooters located in 60 different sites throughout the city are now available to the public. City mayor Marcel Philipp, head of the urban specialist fields in economy, science and Europe Dieter Begaß as well as project leader Christian Thommes inaugurated the salmon-coloured e-scooters this Friday. The Swedish-based company VOI Scooters p
#Aachen's local art centre Atelierhaus Aachen e.V. has recruited fresh blood for its vacant leadership position: art historian Ana Sous has been tasked with turning the Aterlierhaus Aachen into an “aspiring creative centre”. Sous looks forward to close cooperation and clear communication with the centre’s 30 artists. Since August, she has been spearheading the art centre’s new direction. Next month, visitors can expect a new exhibition with an art workshop titled “Will so sei
Poets and prose artists hit the Eurogress stage in #Aachen on Saturday evening for the #NRWPoetrySlam2019.
Expertly hosted by Eric Jansen and Oscar Malinowski, the sold-out event kicked both blank verse and ballad butt. Twelve finalists took on the massive feat of one-upping each other with wicked wordsmithery and top-notch timing.
The audience was responsible for the judging of the performances, allocating marks out of ten for each epic composition.
Brilliant beat-boxing and
In commemoration of the Progrom Night 1938, the Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Musik (Contemporary Music Society) held a concert in #Aachen’s Theater K last night focussing on the role of language during the Third Reich. The musicians performed pieces from composers on the Nazis’ “black list”.
Sopranist Catharina Marquet offered a special rendition of influential 19th century composer Arnold Schönberg’s compositions. The event also featured readings from Victor Klemperer’s
Due to the fact that several intersections in #Aachen have been deemed dangerous, the Institute of Traffic at RWTH Aachen University is set to conduct a three-year research project to identify crisis points in the city and help prevent accidents. Car drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are being called upon to provide their crucial insights to gain a full overview of traffic danger zones. Since May 2018, Aachen residents have been highlighting risky crossroads and other dangero
The second Meet the Start-Ups #EuregioMeuseRhine edition took place in #Heerlen last night.
Eager start-ups took to the #Brightlands stage to pitch their ideas and uniquely, hear immediate feedback, offers of professional assistance and most importantly, genuine encouragement from a skilled and willing audience.
#BISS Managing Director Bert Carl Schindler opened the evening which was co-hosted by #ACE, #Qeske and #DigitalHubAachen.
Having already held an event in #Aachen, #Li
While some sources report that the traditional smart phone market may be currently stagnant, #Aachen-based mobile phone tech company Cyrus Technology GmbH is tapping into a niche market with its washable, robust mobiles. Depending on the model, these thicker and heavier phones are more durable, and can even be dropped from 1.2m-2m height: ideal not just for military, but also for athletes, manual labourers and parents with small children. “On the one hand, we are indeed deali
The Teilhabegesetz (Federal Participation Opportunity Law) has put 16 long-term unemployed people to work in #Aachen. In mid-October, that number is to be expanded to 26, and further in the future to reach 62. Michael Raschen, a 56-year-old ex-long-term unemployed Aachen resident, is one of them, who is now a dependable and engaged colleague at the district authority’s office in Eilendorf. “I am still surprised I was accepted already one week after my initiative application,”
Arriving in Germany as a refugee from Bangladesh, 16-year-old Lalmiah Mohammed found himself alone in a foreign country. Today, five years later, Mohammed is on his way to becoming a chef, having completed a three-year apprenticeship as an assistant chef at the Käthe-Kollwitz-School in #Aachen. Given his exemplary grades despite language difficulties, his supervisors predict he will graduate early. “Many refugees do not pass their exams because they have difficulties understa
The relationship between the city of #Aachen and its student residents has seen better days. The amount of prospective RWTH Aachen University students bustling into the city continues to rise, but the few student housings built in Aachen are mostly reduced to “micro-apartments”, with max. 26m2 providing just enough space to eat, study and sleep. The last student housing building offering 344 rooms was built two years ago; however, no future student housing complexes are plann
"NeBeDeAgPol" - the cooperation between Dutch, Belgian and German police services in the #EuregioMeuseRhine celebrated the 50th anniversary of cross-border cooperation together in #Aachen yesterday.
The signing of a constitution in Aachen on 17 September 1969 brought the collaboration into existence and since then the three countries' police services have worked together to improve police work in the border areas.
Source & Photo: Politie Limburg