“Boris, we love you”: McEnroe with a TV message to Becker
LONDON: Tennis legend John McEnroe sent an emotional message to Boris Becker in prison via TV at the start of the lawn classic in Wimbledon. «Boris, we love you. We miss you, man, »said the 63-year-old American as an expert during the BBC broadcast of the Grand Slam tournament. Moderator Sue Barker added: “We really do.” McEnroe had recently reported that he wanted to visit Becker in prison around Wimbledon. The British TV broadcaster recently left open whether the 54-year-old will return to work as an expert alongside McEnroe at the BBC after his prison sentence has expired. “No decision has yet been made about the future,” said a spokeswoman for British public broadcaster the German Press Agency before the tournament.
Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and his wife injured in a carriage accident
BERNRIED/BAD BERLEBURG: The newlywed couple Gustav Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife Carina (both 53) were injured in a carriage accident on Lake Starnberg. The police spoke on Tuesday of minor injuries to the male passenger and moderate injuries to the female passenger and the coachman. Several media had previously reported about it. According to a spokesman for Gustav Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, the injuries were not too serious: the two survived the incident during a carriage ride in Bernried in Bavaria without consequences, he said on Tuesday. They drove home in the evening after the accident on Sunday.
Emilio Sakraya on growing up with a half-brother: “Often bad air”
BERLIN: Actor and singer Emilio Sakraya (25) describes growing up with his younger half-brother Ilyes Raoul (17) as very difficult. “We had to share a room despite the huge age difference. As a 16-year-old to fall asleep listening to Benjamin Blümchen’s cassettes, that just doesn’t go together,” said the Berliner of the German Press Agency. “That’s why there was often bad air at home.” The 25-year-old, who plays the leading role in the new Fatih Akin film “Rheingold” (theatrical release in October) about the life of rapper Xatar, is releasing his second album “1996” this Friday. On the song “Schicksal” he also sings about the connection to his half-brother. In the meantime, the relationship with his half-brother, who also acts (“TKKG”) and makes music, is good. This is also due to the fact that he himself has matured and matured in recent years.
Author Heinz Strunk doesn’t find Niendorf all that terrible
HAMBURG: Cult author Heinz Strunk has nothing against the Baltic Sea town of Niendorf, which he mercilessly dismantled in his latest novel “Ein Sommer in Niendorf”. “If I actually found Niendorf that terrible, I would certainly not have gone there voluntarily (about) twenty times,” he told the “Hamburger Abendblatt” (Tuesday edition). Unfortunately, most people could not distinguish “between character speech and author opinion”. However, a reading in Niendorf is not planned, he said. His novel is about a would-be writer who settles in Niendorf on the Bay of Lübeck for three months and tries in vain to write a book. Instead, he falls into the loser couple Breda and Simone and sinks into alcohol.
Jan Böhmermann at the stove: I expressly allow failure
MAINZ: Satirist Jan Böhmermann does not attach great importance to success in his cooking show “Böhmi brutzelt”. «My guests and I cook what we think we can cook. Failure in the preparation or in the taste test is expressly allowed, »said the 41-year-old according to the ZDF announcement on Tuesday. “It’s about the social aspect of cooking, not about competition.” In the second season of the ZDFneo show, Böhmermann has guest musicians Bill and Tom Kaulitz, as well as entertainer Ina Müller and rapper Lady Bitch Ray. The show can be viewed weekly on Fridays in the ZDF media library, starting on July 1 at 10 a.m. ZDFneo shows the six episodes linearly weekly from Saturday, July 2, each time at 7:45 p.m.
Dutch royal couple at the kitchen table during a state visit
VIENNA: The Dutch royal couple put on cooking aprons for a visit to a Viennese integration project. On the second day of his state visit to Austria, King Willem-Alexander showed the photographers in the “Community Cooking” kitchen with a rolling pin while Queen Máxima worked on a dough. There, the royal couple also met refugees from Ukraine. The program also included a visit to the National Library, a meeting with Austria’s Chancellor Karl Nehammer and a concert by the Dutch Chamber Choir in the evening.
Before NATO summit: US First Lady visits Ukrainian refugees
MADRID: US First Lady Jill Biden along with Spain’s Queen Letizia visited a reception center for refugees from Ukraine in Madrid on Tuesday. The two had talked to some of the people who had arrived from Ukraine, the newspaper “El Mundo” reported. The center in Pozuelo de Alarcón, on the outskirts of Madrid, is one of four such facilities in Spain.
US President Joe Biden’s wife arrived in Madrid on Sunday evening. The US President himself was expected to attend the NATO summit on Wednesday and Thursday in the Spanish capital on Tuesday afternoon. He came from the G7 summit in Bavaria.
Spain has so far granted temporary protection under EU rules to 124,000 Ukrainians, according to official figures. The status secures people important rights such as a work permit, access to medical care, housing and social benefits for a period of between one and three years.
The day before, the First Lady and the Queen had visited the headquarters of the Spanish cancer society AECC in Madrid. Jill Biden is committed to the fight against cancer and is the founder of the breast cancer foundation Biden Breast Health.
Dutch royal couple at the kitchen table during a state visit
VIENNA: The Dutch royal couple put on cooking aprons for a visit to a Viennese integration project. On the second day of his state visit to Austria, King Willem-Alexander showed the photographers in the “Community Cooking” kitchen with a rolling pin while Queen Máxima worked on a dough.
There, the royal couple also met refugees from Ukraine. The program also included a visit to the National Library, a meeting with Austria’s Chancellor Karl Nehammer and a concert by the Dutch Chamber Choir in the evening.
On Wednesday, the couple travels to Graz by train and finds out about the city’s cycling projects, among other things. The royal family has close private ties to Austria and has been spending their winter holidays in Lech am Arlberg for decades.
Chastain recalls “charged energy” after slap scandal
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Jessica Chastain recalls the tense atmosphere at the Oscars when she had to give her acceptance speech shortly after the slapping scandal. “I ran into this room with a very charged energy,” said the 45-year-old from the British fashion platform “net-a-porter.com” about the moment when she was supposed to accept her Oscar on stage at the award gala at the end of March. Chastain won Best Actress for her role in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, shortly after fellow actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face.
“I was trying to figure out how to just breathe and calm down,” the actress recalled. “It was a strange evening.” During her speech, Chastain spoke out against intolerance and discrimination. “I didn’t know everything I was going to say and there were moments when I started to get emotional,” said the Hollywood star. However, she had previously thought about the topics for which she wanted to use this global stage if she was allowed to go up there.
Dark company past: “Brown heritage”
COLOGNE: You produce custard powder, cars or steel and got rich with it: The Quandts, the Flicks, the Oetkers, the Porsches, Reimanns or von Fincks are great German entrepreneurial dynasties that have one thing in common: They look back on a dark past. Because they all collaborated with the National Socialists and were guilty of using forced laborers.
The Dutch business journalist David de Jong traces this depressing story in his book “Brown Legacy”. These companies have one thing in common: After the war, they were cleared of their misdeeds, continued to earn good money and only came to terms with the past when public pressure had become too great. De Jong tells this inglorious story on a broad basis of facts, but in a conversational tone, often lightened up by anecdotes. Sometimes, as in the Quandt case, the private details may go a bit far, but of course he reaches a wider audience.
Threatening China: “Red Alert”
HAMBURG: Is the People’s Republic of China planning to conquer Taiwan soon? So, after the Ukraine war, is the next global political upheaval already imminent? For the ethics professor Alexander Görlach, this danger is acute. The title of his book shows this: “Red Alert. How China’s aggressive foreign policy in the Pacific is leading to a global war.”
Görlach, who vehemently supports Taiwan, lists what makes China so dangerous for its immediate neighbors and for the West: growing militarization, imperialist posturing, ideological hardening and the attempt to create a global network of dependencies. All in all, an extremely bleak picture.
However, recent developments, which the author was no longer able to take into account, show that not everything always goes in China’s interests. His attempt to tie Pacific island nations closely to himself has met with resistance from some of those he is courting, and the US is currently building the Quad Indo-Pacific security alliance with India, Japan and Australia.
“Aquaman” star Momoa becomes an ambassador for ocean protection
LISBON: “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is now an ambassador for the protection of the oceans and their inhabitants. “It is with respect, admiration and humility that I join the UN family in committing myself to the most important work of all: serving, protecting and preserving the ocean and all living creatures on our beautiful BLUE planet,” wrote the 42 -year-old on Instagram. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) named him an “ambassador for life under water” at the United Nations Ocean Conference on Monday. The Hawaiian-born actor is best known for his role as DC superhero Aquaman, who rules the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and can communicate with marine life. He also played the warrior Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. According to a UNEP report, Momoa has been campaigning for a long time, among other things, against pollution of the seas by single-use plastic and for the preservation of coral reefs. As an ambassador, he will continue to alert the world to the urgency for action.