Hinterseer to become a MT wax statue

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General News

By Rob Hyde Madame Tussauds Vienna is organising a life-size wax sculpture of fur boot-loving, golden-locked Austrian folk singer, Hansi Hinterseer. The singer and former Austrian skier, famous for his dyed blonde hair, friendly smile, and hits such as “Heut ist dein Tag” and “Ich denk an Dich”, is to appear next year in the […]

Whats on at the Haydn cinema this week (20 – 26 June)

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Culture

The following films are on at the English language Haydn Cinema on the Mariahilferstrasse between June 20 and 26. Iron Man 3D: When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. Star Trek 3D: After the crew of the Enterprise find an […]

Football manager fined 30,000 Euro

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Finance

Adi Hütter, the manager of the football team SV Scholz Grödig (Salzburg state), was sentenced to a fine of 30,000 Euros on Wednesday due to tax evasion. Mr Hütter has to pay half of the amount. The former football star from Austria Salzburg and current manager of SV Scholz Grödig is believed to have tricked […]

Baumgartner tax row

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Finance

The tax proceedings of the extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner are still underway. Mr Baumgartner told the Austria Press Agency that he asked the Independent Finance Senate (UFS) to resolve his case. Mr Baumgartner has recently told the newspaper “Kronen Zeitung” that the Ministry of Finance denied his tax-saving status as part of an external audit. […]

Poisoned eagle is recovering

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Green Austria

An eagle is currently being treated in the bird of prey park Telfes, Tyrol (Western Austria). The animal ate the carcass of a dead animal that was shot with lead ammunition. The eagle is likely to survive the contamination. Since the end of April, the nursing ward of the park has had a special patient: […]

Football manager Adi Hütter charged with tax evasion

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Finance

The manager of the football team SV Scholz Grödig (Salzburg state), which will be promoted the Austrian Premier League, will have to go to court this week. He is accused of tax evasion and of having cooperated with the architect Markus Voglreiter. The proceedings will continue tomorrow (Wed). The former football star from Austria Salzburg […]

Baumgartner achieves the unachievable yet again

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General News

The Austrian extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner has lived in Arbon, Switzerland, for a year. Despite a long waiting list, he has already received a place to park his boat. Nothing is impossible for Felix Baumgartner (43): he was the first human to break the sound barrier when he jumped from the stratosphere. Rita Fischer of […]

One million Austrians have a drink problem

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Lifestyle

Around one million people in Austria consume too much alcohol. The initiative “Alkohol ohne Schatten” (Alcohol without Shadows) criticises that the extensive medical treatment is not enough rewarded. Michael Musalek, medical head of the Anton Proksch Institute and founder of the initiative said: “Alcohol is part of our society. Therfore, we have to learn how […]

Debate over planned stop for wind farms in Lower Austria

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Politics

The ÖVP of Lower Austria announced that they would stop the expansion of wind farms. The interest group IG Windkraft strongly criticises this as they claim that the law undermines the turning point of energy. According to the new Spatial Planning Law, wind farms cannot be built everywhere any longer. The government of Lower Austria […]

Court rejects Strasser’s allegations

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Politics

The legal charges made against “Upper Austrian News (OÖN) by the former Interior Minister Ernst Strasser (ÖVP) were  rejected. Mr Strasser charged the newspaper due to their reporting of the lobbying affair for slander. The former politician considered two articles of the OÖN to have damaged his reputation. The newspaper wanted to establish the facts […]