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June 17th, 2010

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Volume 1 | Edition 9

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World Cup 2010 =

- Germany vs. Serbia Preview - To Ban or not to Ban? - Match Schedule

Also Inside: • BP Oil Spill - Now Its Getting Political • Teacher + Rabbit • Sarkozy’s Media


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edition 9

4 BP Oil Spill - Now Its Getting Political Teacher sues over Rabbit 5 5 Sarkozy’s Media 6 World Cup 2010 Safari 5 10 10 Theatre: Noah’s Flood 11 Dear Aunty Jane After 58 Days a New Angle on the Spill is Emerging

A Teacher sued a student for drawing a Rabbit on the Blackboard

The French President’s influence on the Media Uncovered

Germany vs. Serbia Preview,The Vuvuzela and More...

Reviewing the latest Apple Browser and its new features

Reviewing the Final Performance of Britten’s Opera for Children

Your Questions, Our Answers for You

PHOTO: alvez/flickr


TOP STORIES

BP Oil Spill - Now Its Getting Political

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The Attention is no longer on the spill itself but on the Political Arguments that it resulted in By Christopher Sladdin After 58 Days of rescue operations the well is still not plugged with thousands of barrels of oil continuing to seep into the Gulf of Mexico. This week however, the news has changed to another side of the disaster - the political one. Rising tensions in Britain resulted in a phone call on Saturday between the British Prime Minister - David Cameron, and US President - Barack Obama to discuss the White House’s attitude to the spill and the rising concern that the Obama Administration were out to destroy BP’s reputation. The British public have made it increasingly clear recently as to how much BP means to Britain as a historic and economically supporting company. In the call the Prime Minister is reported to have expressed his sadness at the ongoing human and environmental catastrophe in Louisiana. Since the call, the White House have continued to keep control over the cleanup operations in the Gulf of Mexico and in pre-

paring BP for the costs that are constantly on the rise as a result of what President Obama described on Tuesday as an ‘environmental 9/11.’ President Obama addressed the nation in regards to the spill from the Oval Office on Tuesday evening which marked his first Oval Office speech in public. In the past, Presidents have used the office only to make important speeches on major topics such as Nuclear Disarmament and analysts have said that Obama obviously see’s the oil spill as a nation-wide disaster. In his speech he referred to the spill as an epidemic saying that the country would be “fighting for months, even years” but didn’t fail to point out that the Federal Government had been in charge of the cleanup operations from the very first day - a step not every country is willing to take today, instead leaving it to the companies themselves. The President met with BP Officials at the White House on Wednesday morning to discuss the spill and the recovery financial effort to which BP aggreed to put aside a to-

tal of $20 Billion in order to finance financial claims on the company. The company also announced that they would suspend all dividends for the year. Many newspapers including The New York Times have said however that the company is just “bowing to presure from the Obama Administration” through their actions and the British took a brave step on Wednesday to combat the US President’s actions on the British company. David Cameron announced an appeal to protect the company and its British Investors from what they described as potentially unlimited damages on both the company and its shareholders. “It’s important to try to give some level of clarity and certainty so that the company can actually continue and be financially stable,” said Mr. Cameron. “This shouldn’t be about going after BP for the sake of it.” BP’s Chairman - Carl-Henric Svanberg, also made his first public move in relation to the spill on Wednesday following his meetings at the White House appologizing to the American People for the disaster.

UK: Solar-Storm in 2013 UK: Bloody Sunday

Pakistan: US Detainee

The Daily Telegraph stated on Monday that NASA had warned of a solar-storm in 2013 which could cause huge power-outages and electronic equipment damage due to ‘unprecedented levels of magnetic energy.’ The UK are likely to be affected and planning for such circumstances already in existence.

An American man claiming to be on a solo mission to kill al-Qaeda leader - Osama bin Laden, was detained by police in a forest in Pakistan. The region is rumoured to be one of bin Laden’s hiding places. He told investigators “God is with me” when being asked why he thought he could kill the leader.

The longest and most costly crime investigation seen in the UK’s history came to an end on Tuesday as the final report was published following a long investigation into the cause of the Bloody Sunday shoot-out in Londonderry nearly 40 years ago. The report concluded that the killings were ‘unjustified.’


TOP STORIES

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Sarkozy - Media Trick By Christopher Sladdin

Teacher sues over Rabbit

Nick Devenish/Flickr

A Teacher sued a student for drawing a Rabbit on the Blackboard By Alexander Nittel A student draws a rabbit on the blackboard of a normal German school. This doesn’t sound very extraordinary. The fact that the teacher sues the student because of this rabbit is extraordinary. The teacher has a phobia over rabbits and claimed that she was traumatised because of the rabbit on the blackboard. The case has started yesterday at the court in Vechta, Germany. The student said that she did not draw the rabbit she only told other students that her teacher has a phobia over rabbits. As the teacher saw the rabbit she ran crying out of the classroom. The student knew that she had a phobia over rabbits because she had this teacher already in another school where the same thing happened in 2008. In 2008, the court came to the decision that the student should not draw any rabbits around the teacher and the student is not allowed to tell anyone about her phobia against rabbits. The court stated that if this student would do something similar again then she would have

to pay a fine over 5000€. The teacher stated that she thinks that the student has mobbed her on purpose. The special fact about this case is that the teacher had not informed the parents or the student that she would go to court. The mother stated that she had a written letter from the lawyer of the teacher asking them to pay a fine over 5000€. Since the mother of the student is a lawyer she did not accept this fine. Since the fine was not paid the teacher went to court. Visitors at court have stated that the student and the teacher did not look at each other and that there is mistrust between them. The goal of the teacher at court is that the student should not be allowed to tell anyone of her phobia over rabbits, which she had brought through 2008 with another student. The court has now to decide whether any kind of mobbing has taken place, and if so what the court can do about it. It is expected that the court gives the sentence on the 20th of July 2010.

It’s French President Nicholas Sarkozy’s unluky week. Not only has the UK’s Daily Telegraph published an article of hatred from his neighbours this week but he’s also been caught trying to keep the French Daily Newspapers on his side with his party’s vast millions. The media found his party guilty of trying to ‘Berlusconise’ the media on Monday with newspapers around Europe stating that Sarkozy was stopping the sale of French Newspaper - Le Monde, through personal intervention in order to prevent left-wing businessemen from reading it’s highly influential content. The president sent a threat to the editor in chief of Le Monde last week before summoning him to the parliament for meetings which resulted in the outcry from the media. Sarkozy and his party have been feeling the pressure in recent weeks as French Elections appear on the horizon to which they have equal chances of winning when compared to the other parties compared to their last victory. Sarkozy may, however, be the underdog in his fight to keep the power of the newspaper on his side after the opposition party leaders stated that they’d be willing to invest around €100 Million in the newspaper which - according to The Daily Telegraph, would pay staff wages in July if Le Monde didn’t find a buyer.

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= WORLD CUP 2010

Germany vs. Serbia

MATCH PREVIEW

By David-Paul Hotze

Tomororw afternoon at 13:30 South African time, the world’s sixth ranking Football Team - Germany will meet with the world ‘s fifteenth ranking team. A match of the unknown wll appear again on the screens of millions around the world and at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth as Germany battle it out against Serbia. Germanys triumph over Australia with a baffling 4:0 compared to Serbia’s defeat 1:0 against Ghana clearly sets the matches favorite. Serbia who will - without a doubt, be a difficult enemy for Germany, filled their team with top players like: Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) and Marko Pantelic (Ajax Amsterdam). Serbia’s absolute confidence over getting out of the World Cup’s Group

stage is now far more rational with the loss of Ghana’s top player Michael Essien which might influence Ghana’s next game against Australia. Serbia’s defeat makes it clear that they will be playing very offensively against Germany. Analyists believe that this may be to Germany’s advantage because of their good defensive play and the closing down of both flanks. Germany are also likely not to change their game tactic from their last game against Australia however they will need to alter their mid-field defense after it became clear in their match against Australia that it was their only real weakness. Serbia have new ideas for offensive forward play devised by their coach - Antic, after he criticized their first match against Ghana.

Fans watch the matches in traflgar square, london

2-1 They will certainly have the element of surprise in their match tomorrow and Germany will be taking to the match with a very calm mood aginst the alert Serbians.


WORLD CUP 2010 =

To Ban or not to Ban? - The Vuvuzela By Christopher Sladdin

Its one of the first elements in this year’s World Cup to have been criticized yet the public are very split in their opinions. The Vuvuzela - a horn that creates a consistent tone when blown, has been causing trouble both in stadiums and further abroad following hundreds of thousands being sold across the world in the lead-up to the World Cup in South Africa. Both players and thousands of fans who are watching the live games on television and over the internet have complained about the noise being made and that it drowns out commentary and causes a lack of concentration in many players. The FIFA Organising Committee released a statement on Monday condemning the arguments noting that there wouldn’t be a ban on the Vuvuzela in stadiums as it was part of African culture which the first ever African World Cup is there to support. Previous World Cup tournaments have had their own items of annoyance - especially wooden sticks that passed with considerably less attention at the German World Cup which took place in 2006. Joseph Blatter - FIFA’s President, also posted his thoughts on Twitter that said; “Would you want to see a ban on the fan traditions in your country?” Ronaldo - Portugal’s winger was quoted in The Daily Telegraph saying: “It is difficult for anyone on the pitch to concentrate. A lot of players don’t like them” but the statement brings up the argument that players are usually surrounded with a different form of annoyance at matches including fan’s chanting, drums, and other deafening features.The normal annoyance doesn’t seem to create such vast arguments however - something that those in favour of the Vuvuzela continuing its presence at South African matches believe is due to its long-standing presence as a tradition in the sport already. Now players fear that the sale of Vu-

vuzelas outside of the African continent may spark new traditions at other tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, etc but officials and those in favour just respond telling players and those against the instrument to get used to it. Fan’s abroad now await their championchip organisations decisions on the Vuvuzela

which will hopefully be announced before the next Football Season returns to all five continents.

PHOTO: Catherine Murray/Flickr


= WORLD CUP 2010 GROUP A

GROUP B

GROUP C

France

Place:

Argentina

Place:

Algeria

Place:

Mexico

Place:

Greece

Place:

England

Place:

South Africa

Place:

Nigeria

Place:

Slovenia

Place:

Uruguay

Place:

South Korea

Place:

United States (USA) Place: GROUP G

Brazil

Place:

C么te d'Ivoire

Place:

North Korea

Place:

Portugal

Place:

GROUP A MATCHES

GROUP B MATCHES

South Africa vs. Mexico

June 11th, 16:00

1:1

South Korea vs. Greece

June 12th, 13:30

2:0

Uruguay vs. France

June 11th, 20:30

0:0

Argentina vs. Nigeria

June 12th, 16:00

1:0

South Africa vs. Uruguay

June 16th, 20:30

0:3

Argentina vs. South Korea

June 17th, 13:30

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France vs. Mexico

June 17th, 20:30

:

Greece vs. Nigeria

June 17th, 16:00

:

Mexico vs. Uruguay

June 22nd, 16:00

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Nigeria vs. South Korea

June 22nd, 20:30

:

France vs. South Africa

June 22nd, 16:00

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Greece vs. Argentina

June 22nd, 20:30

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GROUP E MATCHES

GROUP F MATCHES

Holland vs. Denmark

June 14th, 13:30

2:0

Italy vs. Paraguay

June 14th, 20:30

1:1

Japan vs. Cameroon

June 14th, 16:00

1:0

New Zealand vs. Slovakia

June 15th, 13:30

1:1

Holland vs. Japan

June 19th, 13:30

:

Slovakia vs. Paraguay

June 20th, 13:30

:

Cameroon vs. Denmark

June 19th, 20:30

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Italy vs. New Zealand

June 20th, 16:00

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Denmark vs. Japan

June 24th, 20:30

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Slovakia vs. Italy

June 24th, 16:00

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Cameroon vs. Holland

June 24th, 20:30

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Paraguay vs. New Zealand

June 24th, 16:00

:

ROUND 1st Group A : 2nd Group B

June 26th, 16:00

1st Group C : 2nd Group D

June 26th, 20:30

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:

1st Group E : 2nd Group F

June 28th, 16:00

1st Group G : 2nd Group H

June 28th, 20:30

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:

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QUARTER Round of 16 Winner : Round of 16 Winner

July 2nd, 16:00

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:

Round of 16 Winner : Round of 16 Winner

July 2nd, 20:30

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:

SEMI-F Quarter-Final Winner: Quarter-Final Winner

July 6th, 20:30

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THIRD-PLACE MATCH Semi Final Looser : Semi Final Looser

July 10th, 20:30

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WORLD CUP 2010 = GROUP D

GROUP E

GROUP F

Australia

Place:

Cameroon

Place:

Italy

Place:

Germany

Place:

Denmark

Place:

New Zealand

Place:

Ghana

Place:

Holland

Place:

Paraguay

Place:

Serbia

Place:

Japan

Place:

Slovakia

Place:

GROUP H Chile

Place:

Honduras

Place:

Spain

Place:

Switzerland

Place:

GROUP C MATCHES

GROUP D MATCHES

England vs. USA

June 12th, 20:30

1:1

Serbia vs. Ghana

June 13th, 16:00

0:1

Algeria vs. Slovenia

June 13th, 13:30

0:1

Germany vs. Australia

June 13th, 20:30

4:0

Slovenia vs. USA

June 18th, 16:00

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Germany vs. Serbia

June 18th, 13:30

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England vs. Algeria

June 18th, 20:30

:

Ghana vs. Australia

June 19th, 16:00

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Slovenia vs. England

June 23rd, 16:00

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Ghana vs. Germany

June 23rd, 20:30

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USA vs. Algeria

June 23rd, 16:00

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Australia vs. Serbia

June 23rd, 20:30

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GROUP G MATCHES

GROUP H MATCHES

C么te d'Ivoire vs. Portugal

June 14th, 20:30

0:0

Honduras vs. Chile

June 16th, 13:30

0:1

Brazil vs. North Korea

June 15th, 13:30

2:1

Spain vs. Switzerland

June 16th, 16:00

0:1

Brazil vs. C么te d'Ivoire

June 20th, 13:30

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Chile vs. Switzerland

June 21st, 16:00

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Portugal vs. North Korea

June 20th, 16:00

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Spain vs. Honduras

June 21st, 20:30

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N. Korea vs. C么te d'Ivoire

June 24th, 16:00

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Switzerland vs. Honduras

June 25th, 20:30

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Portugal vs. Brazil

June 24th, 16:00

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Chile vs. Spain

June 25th, 20:30

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D OF 16 1st Group D : 2nd Group C

June 27th, 16:00

1st Group B : 2nd Group A

June 27th, 20:30

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1st Group F : 2nd Group E

June 29th, 16:00

1st Group H : 2nd Group G

June 29th, 20:30

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R-FINALS Round of 16 Winner : Round of 16 Winner

July 3rd, 16:00

:

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Round of 16 Winner : Round of 16 Winner

July 3rd, 20:30

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Quarter-Final Winner: Quarter-Final Winner

July 7th, 20:30

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:

FINALS

FINALS Semi-Final Winner : Semi-Final Winner

July 11th, 20:30

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PHOTO: Alvez/Flickr


ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Theatre: Noah’s Flood

Sunday evening brought the Darmstadt Opera’s most recent work - Noah’s Flood (Noah und die Flut) to a close in Darmstadt’s impressive Stadtkirche. Performances of Benjamin Britten’s opera for children occur frequently in Germany but this was Darmstadt’s first rendition and the audience applause that followed the final performance is likely to mean that more productions of the work are on their way in the near future. Bettina Geyer’s production of the work stared over forty children - many from the Darmstadt Children’s Choir, alongside professional artists including Andreas Daum (Noah), Malte Godglück (God) and Niina Keitel (Noah’s Wife). Britten’s complicated score was performed by members of the State Orchestra and students at the Academy of Music under the baton of Bartholomew Berzonsky. Benjamin Britten’s score also got the packed church audience involved with the singing of three chorales throughout the work following a short musical rehearsal prior to the performance. The Darmstadt production of the biblical story brought out various comical features in the story and its characters best of which was a rather fixated God who starred down on the small stage from a church balcony although one has to see it to really get the point and the earth having six suns - five of which don’t seem to have graced the modern day world with their presence as of late. Despite a few elements that may have reminded the audience of a elementary school performance of a children’s fairy tale, the opera’s well rehearsed cast brought out the best in the ancient story. The music left something to be desired at the end of the performance, ending on one of Britten’s ‘cliffhanger’ chords to which time was necessary to react. It didn’t leave too much to be desired however and a repeat performance would be appreciated by many. Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Safari 5

Courtesy of Apple

By Philipp Klimpke The Battle of the Browser has been going on for years. Some people say Firefox, where as others say Google Chrome. Now maybe more people may say Safari. Last Monday Apple launched with the new iPhone 4 Safari 5. “Safari 5, the worlds fastest browser”, thats what apple says, but is it true? I am going to take a dive into the new features of Safari 5 and look what is new and useful and what is old and absolute rubbish.

Safari Reader

Courtesy of Apple

Safari Reader - Many people know the problem, they sit at home in front of their computer and are reading an article online, but everywhere there are Ads or other visual distractions that keep you from reading. Apple has noticed that and they introduced a brand new feature called “Safari Reader”. Safari detects if your are on an website with an article on it, if so a new icon appears in the right of the Address Bar that says “Reader”. Either you click there or you press Command+Shift+R on a Mac. When this is down a little window opens in front of the normal browser window with you article on it, there are no Ads or anything else that distracts you from reading. Apple also included a button for E-Mail, printing and two buttons for zoom in or out that appear at the bottom of the little window.

Safari Reader is amazing, you can read articles online much easier, because there are no visual distractions. This feature is also useful for people that work in business, you can send an article to an college or to someone without it all the visual distractions which seems much more formal. Safari Reader is a new way to read your articles online, this feature is definitely useful and something that no one else thought of before. HTML 5 - HTML 5is the new way of the internet. As an developer you can now improve your website easily without the need of any Plug-ins. This was the problem with HTML 4, when you wanted a good looking website with nice designs you had to download Plug-ins, and those Plug-ins may not have been compatible with Safari. Apple took a big leap forward with Safari 5, they introduced HTML 5 support, which makes it much easier to create an Modern looking website. With Safari 5 there came new HTML 5 features. If you want do have an 360° picture on your website like Apple has them now you jut have to type in a code (these codes can be found on the Apple website under Safari 5) and upload the images and then you have it. An even bigger HTML 5 feature is the Movie Trailer feature.You will be able to show the newest trailers on you website with a nice looking design that may be known to Mac-Users, its the “Front Row” design, nice and easy but still pure beautiful. The HTML 5 support is getting important for browsers and Apple decided to bring it first and to bring with all new features. Safari 5 is definitely taking a big jump the Browser Contest and HTML 5 support is an important part of that. Safari Reader | 5/5 - Excellent HTML 5 | 4/5 - Very Good


Dear Aunty Jane

NASA Goddard Photo and Video/FLickr

Q: Dear Aunty Jane. I saw a UFO and nobody will believe me. What should I do? A: Dear Night-sky Gazer. Hmm - well I am not sure what to say! I am not actually convinced there are such things as UFOs. Almost all of them turn out to be aircrafts or clouds, or lasers or tricks that people play on an unsuspecting public like you. My immediate response was that you should stop drinking so much schnapps or ask Mum which herbs she put into the omelette! However, if you are convinced that it was an UFO I would suggest that you make sure you always have a camera with you in case you spot it again. Then you would have photographic evidence to prove it to the doubters. In the meantime, I would not mention it too often in public, otherwise people will label you as the crazy one and not believe you should you happen to get proof. Good Luck! Aunty Jane

Q: Dear Aunty Jane. My best friend is leaving the country this year and I don’t know how its best to remain best friends. What should I do? A: Dear Sadly Deserted. That is what it feels like, doesn’t it? Left behind and deserted. The best thing is not to dwell on the fact that you are “losing” a friend but rather to look on this as a new opportunity. Today’s youth are very fortunate in that they are all techno-babes, growing up with computers, emails, Facebook, blogs and Twitter (to name but a few things!) If you really want to keep in touch with a friend, then it is totally do-able! There is something special about a friendship, which regularly shares news, letters, messages and photos. If you are ever able to meet face-to-face it is as if the months and years fade into nothing and you are as close as you have ever been. You do need to be intentional about staying in touch nothing as stressful as every day or week, but once every two or three months. So what’s the new opportunity? When a friend moves somewhere cool like San Francisco or Sydney, just think of those holidays on the horizon! Aunty Jane

The Frankfurt Globe welcome questions for publication as part of the ‘Dear Aunty Jane’ column. Your name will not be published with your question and all names mentioned in your questions will be changed to protect personal privacy. Please email us your questions to editor@thefrankfurtglobe.com.

OPINION Editor’s Notes

FRANKFURT - It came as a surprise this week when putting together the front page of The Frankfurt Globe to find that we are already on our 9th publication which means we’re nine weeks old. Not bad for a publication that we put together in our limited freetime! With just three more editions to go until the start of a new volume I thought it only best to inform our loyal readers on the next few months in our publishing world. Our last weekly edition for the volume will come out on Thursday July 1st before members of The Frankfurt Globe staff take to the roads for our summer holidays during the months of June and August. We will however, publish one edition on August 1st to keep readers in the loop with anything interesting they may have missed due to our lack of presence. Following our holidays we will re-boot the computers again and return to our usual Thursday schedule beginning on August 26th with a lot of new ideas and topics coming your way. As always, this week’s edition is packed to the brim of news that students think is worthy of mention including - yet again, BP’s Oil Spill from a slightly different perspective than what you are used too and the nailbitting World Cup which is taking place this month in South Africa. We’ve also enhanced various policies this week including our copyright loyalties to keep owners in possession of their content in our case this is mainly photographs. From now on all images are covered by a separate copyright statement (see staff box below) that keeps the pictures photographer as the copyright holder and this also applies to our older editions where we didn’t notice this. With just two more editions to go until our holiday’s we’re keeping up with all the usual work and we hope that you have enjoyed reading yet another edition of The Frankfurt Globe. Christopher Sladdin, Editor in Chief The

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