Zoo run for charity

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Sports

By Olivia Michaud The second edition of the six-kilometre Vienna zoo run will take place on June, 11 in Schönbrunn. Half of the entry fee will go to a charity, “Die Luftkinder”, which helps children with pulmonary hypertension and money will also go into building a new enclosure for the polar bears. The run will […]

Danube wine region in worldwide Top 10

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Travel

The Danube wine region in Lower Austria has won an international award. An American wine magazine wrote an article about the ten best wine travel destinations. The Austrian wine region won second place. It could even overtake renowned wine growing areas such as Italy, Portugal or South Africa. The wine area Rioja in Spain came […]

Kenyan triumphs in Linz

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Sports

Josephat Keiyo has won this year’s Linz Marathon. The 30-year-old long-distance running ace from Kenya finished the 11th edition of the event – which took place on Sunday – in two hours, 11 minutes and 18 seconds. Slovenia’s Denaja Grandovec won the women’s competition in two hours, 41 minutes and 26 seconds. More than 15,000 […]

‘Drug craze’ rave planners hit back

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General News

Organisers of a rave have defended themselves after the event was branded as a “drug orgy” by the press. Thirty people ended up in hospital after the festival in Falkenstein, Lower Austria, at the weekend. Six drug dealers were arrested. Around 80 people are facing drug charges. Newspapers claimed the event escalated into a “wild […]

VCM heroes set their sights on new challenges

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Sports

Less than a month has passed since more than 32,000 runners competed in the Vienna City Marathon (VCM), but Austria’s amateur athletes are already fired up for future challenges.Thousands will take part in this year’s Graz Marathon (www.grazmarathon.at) on 9 October which has developed into one of the country’s main long-distance running challenges.On the same […]

CARE Austria turns 25

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Lifestyle

A special stamp and wine will be presented to mark the 25th anniversary of an Austrian charity organisation.CARE Österreich, the Austrian branch of humanitarian organisation CARE, was established in 1986. CARE has 24 employees in Austria. The organisation currently focuses on 35 projects in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Europe.CARE Österreich said today […]

Brooke Shields at the ready for Life Ball

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Culture

Brooke Shields will attend this year’s Life Ball, it has emerged.Organisers of the HIVand AIDS awareness event said today (Tues) that the Hollywood star will come to Vienna for the bash at the City Hall on 21 May. Other notable guests of the 19th edition of the ball are former US President Bill Clinton – […]

Austrian wins international bartenders contest

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Lifestyle

A Carinthian has been awarded the best barkeeper in the world.Mario Hofferer, who runs two bars and a catering company in his hometown Klagenfurt, won the “Classic” competition in the 2010 edition of the event which took place in Singapore.The International Bartender Association (IBA) announced today (Tues) the 27-year-old two-time Austrian bartending champion finished ahead […]

Austrian named best chef in Germany

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Lifestyle

An Austrian has been found Germany’s best chef by a prestigious restaurant guide.Salzburg-born Mario Lohninger was awarded the country’s Chef of the Year award by the German edition of Gault Millau today (Weds).Lohninger, who runs three eateries in the German city of Frankfurt, was praised for his “drive to discover and renew things” by the […]

Frequency Festival cleaners fraud uncovered

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Business

Organisers of the Frequency Festival are in hot water after a firm assigned to clean up after last weekend’s mega event has been accused of illegally employing most of its staff.A special unit formed by finance ministry officials and police found out that 48 of the 53 workers hired by the company to clean up […]