Cyber bullying (bullying on the Internet) is becoming more common among children and teenagers. Some comments or photos are humiliating and offensive and have severe consequences. According to surveys, every fifth student between the age of 14 and 19 has been a victim of cyber bullying. However, the estimated number of unknown cases is even […]
The financial scandal in Salzburg has been hotly debated since last December. Many people lost their trust in the government and this has led to early elections on 5 May. The former financial adviser Wolfgang Eisl (ÖVP) issued a letter of attorney ten years ago, which allowed three state servants to make risky financial deals. […]
More sport for kids demanded by parents
Campaigners demanding more physical education for children are calling for parents to sign a petition supporting the idea. As of Monday the group said that they had managed to get more than 30,000 signatures for their demand that kids have to get an hour a day in sport at school. Innsbruck University Sport Science Expert […]
Police hunt for 2 meter crocodile
A police search for an escaped crocodile after two children reported that it had attacked them and munched its way through one of their shoes has been stepped down over fears that the beast might be scared away to a location where it would then be impossible to find. The drama started when the two […]
Bank rescue dough ‘gone for good’
The money the state poured into nationalised banks is lost, according to an economic expert. Franz Hahn of the Institute for Economic Research (WIFO) said today (Weds) that the Republic of Austria might not see the billions of Euros it had poured into Hypo Group Alpe Adria (HGAA), Kommunalkredit and Volksbank AG (ÖVAG) ever again. […]
‘Cheat’ Hahn faces fresh pressure
The thesis of Austrias European Commissioner for Regional Policy is to be examined once more after an expert claimed that substantial parts were plagiarised.Stefan Weber who made a name for himself by exposing plagiarism in dissertations said last week that Johannes Hahn cheated creating “at least 17.2 per cent” 254-page philosophy thesis from […]
A Styrian teenager died of pulmonary embolism four days after being seen by a specialist, it has emerged.Tanja K. from Mürzzuschlag went to see a physician after she started having breathing difficulties last May. The doctor ordered her to see a pulmonary specialist to clarify the cause of the problem.Daily newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported today […]
Prestigious physician Helmut Mittermayer has died during a congress in Sweden, it has emerged.Officials at the Elisabethinen Hospital Linz said today (Thurs) the tropical medicine and macro biology expert passed away shortly after suffering a heart attack at the international conference in Stockholm.The 62-year-old published around 300 scientific studies.
Former Ambassador Hochleitner turns 80
Former Austrian Ambassador Erich Peter Hochleitner celebrates his 80th birthday today (Thurs).The Vienna-born international law expert represented Austria in Cairo, Brussels, London and Lisbon before heading international development projects of the foreign office.Hochleitner, who started working in diplomatic services in 1956, also acted as Austrias Ambassador to NATO. He retired in 1996.
Goodall to visit Schönbrunn Zoo
British primatologist Jane Goodall will visit Viennas Schönbrunn Zoo on Friday, it has been announced.Zoo officials said today (Tues) that the world-famous scientist and chimpanzee expert will speak about respectful co-existence between humans and animals.They added Goodall, 76, would also meet local students to talk about her “Roots & Shoots” programme which focused on topics […]