August 21, 2019

Amerigo Vespucci & Cuauhtemoc anchored to Rostock

Amerigo Vespucci nears Warnemünde, followed by Cuauhtemoc – Picture by Lutz Zimmermann through Hanse Sail 2019. 7-11 August 2019, Hanseatic and University City of Rostock, Mecklenburg West-Pomerania, Germany: Two special guests anchored on Wednesday, 7 August at Warnemünde, Rostock Harbour, namely the naval school ships hailing from Italy and Mexico, respectively ‘Amerigo Vespucci’ and ‘Cuauhtemoc’ for the XXIX edition of the ‘Hanse Sail’.  The vessel Amerigo Vespucci partakes for the very first time at the Hanse Sail. It was built in 1931, and offered open days for visitors to discover the spectacular ship. On the other side, Mexico’s Cuauhtemoc participates…

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From Darkness to Light with the Residentie Orkest and Isabelle van Keulen

On Thursday, 10 October in Amsterdam and on Saturday, 12 October in The Hague, the Residentie Orkest The Hague and top violinist Isabelle van Keulen will present the programme From Darkness to Light. Other highlights of the Residentie Orkest in October and November include the NTR Saturday Matinee with Kortekaas’s Footnotes to the human comedy, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 with Ronald Brautigam, Master of the Hammond with Sven Figee and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Van Baerle Trio.   From Darkness to Light with Isabelle van Keulen Hope in dark times. The Residentie Orkest, conducted by Michal Nesterowicz, will…

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Opera in the Canalhouse Garden: The old Maid and the Thief

13 – 18 August 2019 in Museum Van Loon Once a year Museum Van Loon presents, in collaboration with “het Grachtenfestival”, Opera in the Canalhouse Garden. This year the stunning garden of Museum Van Loon will be the décor of the performing opera: The Old Maid and the Thief. A one act opera by Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) with an English libretto. From the 13th until the 18th of August 2019 guests get the unique opportunity to experience a twisted but comical love story and be part of the 16th anniversary of Opera in the Canalhouse Garden. Synopsis…

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Leiden University wins ICC Moot Court Competition

Pictured here: ICC Judge Geoffrey A. Henderson with the winning team ©ICC-CPI Leiden University (The Netherlands) won the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition – English edition. The final round was held today, 7 June 2019, in Courtroom I of the ICC in The Hague (the Netherlands). The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (Ireland) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) share the second place. The award for the Best Speaker went to Anna Rubbi from Leiden University (The Netherlands). Members of the winning team are Cale Davis, Keat Teoh, Elizabeth Hartley, Anna Rubbi, Olivia Waddell, Tess van Gaal…

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Four spectacular days at the first edition of Sail at Scheveningen

The first edition of Sail at Scheveningen took place last June 20 to 23. As the finishing point for the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta, The Hague’s iconic seaside resort welcomed more than thirty magnificent sailing ships. This event offers many special activities, including a crew parade and the rare chance to board the ships free of charge. Sail at Scheveningen attracted around 60,000 visitors daily. The 2019 Liberty Tall Ships Regatta (website) coincided with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and therefore started in Normandy’s port city of Rouen on June 17. Three days later, on Thursday, June 20, this fleet…

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ICC holds regional seminar on witness protection in Dakar

On 16 and 17 July 2019, the Protection Strategies Unit of Office of the Office of the Prosecutor and the Victims Witness Section of the Registry of the International Criminal Court, held a Seminar in Dakar, Senegal, on the protection of witnesses. The event brought together more than 25 focal points for witness security management from the region, including representatives from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. During the opening of the Seminar, the ICC Prosecutor, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, stated: “this gathering provides us with a helpful opportunity to enhance our cooperation on witness…

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Valentino ‘Undercover’

Valentino’s latest collaboration is ‘Undercover’: a dialogue with Jun Takahashi, and his view of the street through graphics that lead through times and styles that are then read in a Valentino key. For the latter cultural icons such as Edgar Allan Poe are taken into an alien future that blends in the Valentino surrealist style. Surrealism made modern is the key behind ‘Undercover’. For further information: https://www.valentino.com/de-de/experience/undercover?utm_campaign=m_mainfw_1920&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_organic&utm_content=undercover

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Bundesrat President in Angola

11-13 July 2019, Luanda, Republic of Angola:  Germany’s pro tempore Federal Council President Daniel Günther, Premier of Schleswig-Holstein, led a high-ranking political delegation to Angola. Central topics of bilateral exchanges included the issues of decentralisation, local politics and the economy. In the Angolan capital Luanda, Daniel Günther was received by the Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço.  The President of the Federal Council likewise encountered the President of the Angolan Parliament, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Diamantino Pedro Azevedo as well as the Minister of Defence, General Salviano de Jesus Sequeira. The Angolan Minister…

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Angelina Jolie Guerlain Ambassador

Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense launched  In the picture Laurent Boillot and Angelina Jolie – Image by Guerlain 8-9 July 2019, Paris, French Republic: Guerlain was honoured to welcome Brand Ambassador Angelina Jolie, the muse behind its Mon Guerlain fragrance. During her visit the Maison revealed the new Mon Guerlain campaign and celebrated, the upcoming launch of ‘Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense’, set to go on the market for the end of August.  Since 2017, Angelina Jolie has been the muse of Mon Guerlain, the Maison’s most recent feminine fragrance, created by the duo of Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk, Guerlain’s Perfumer. On July…

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Spanish artists at the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2019

August 23rd – September 1st  2019, Utrecht The Utrecht Early Music Festival 2019 will take place from August 23rd till September 1st. The theme chosen for this year’s edition of the festival, which has been held in the city of Utrecht since 1982, is Naples: a great European center for musical innovation between the 13th and 18th centuries thanks to its diverse environment, which brought the city ahead of its time.   One more year, Spanish artists will be present at the festival. The well-known Spanish musician Jordi Savall repeats for the fifth time consecutively, together with his bands “La Capella Reial de…

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