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Aikido Kokikai Berlin is a new dojo I recently started at Randori Pro Mitte, Chausseestraße 102. Classes are twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday evenings, with a free trial week for new members.
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Hi Bart If you need someone to provide Hardwood floor installation and sanding for your site let me know. I have my gewerbeschein and insurance Michael McPherson 0157 375 85500
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It's Summertime and on the 4th of July at Belushi's we'll be celebrating with our US friends. The fridges will be stocked with US and International beers and we'll have specials on pitchers of beer…
67 posts, 24 June
No, it isn't worth it. Are you saying the current tentant is still encouraging you to go for it? Don't listen to her Her options are to give up the flat or find a sucker to sublet from her. It's…
3 posts, 24 June
We have a (large) Yorkshir terrier & he doesn't like it when its hot so either my wife or grown-up daughter shaves him with electric dog clippers (with spacer as stated above). Its easy as you…
4 posts, 23 June
There have some kind of demonstrations on Ku'damm all afternoon...anybody know what they're about? Massive police presence. Some people waving israeli flags, others waving some other flag…
4 posts, 23 June
Hi there, I chose NMS in the end. Of course, I cannot compare with CD as I do not know CD and it would not be fair to make assumptions. My reasons for choosing NMS were the following: -It…
58 posts, 22 June
Hi guys, Does anyone have any more recent info on german integration courses that are good? - eg without all the problems that have been already mentioned...any ones people know are good at the…
4 posts, 21 June
I just used these guys to get a document from South Africa translated. They were very good and quick, cheaper than a Dolmetscher I used before. Its all on-line and you have many options to choose…
7 posts, 21 June
I agree with Krieg and kiplette; the English translation is a bit quirky but much easier than studying in German...just do the questions enough times and the answers will be second nature.
9 posts, 19 June
Hi CC, I once had a computer that didn't receive updates in 4 months, which led to 6 months... And by the time I decided to care, it was too late. Just bought a new budget laptop from Media markt…
15 posts, 19 June
No, don't get extra private health insurance. Try to get Techniker to send you an e-mail in which they confirm that they will take him back as a member. If they won't give it in time, he should…
243 posts, 19 June
The next meeting of the book group will be on Tuesday, 11th July, at 7:30pm. We will be discussing "Wonder" by R.J. Palacios. Depending on the weather, the meeting place will either be…
13 posts, 19 June
I am already with public health insurance, thank you. I wrote: there are many loopholes, but they can be closed at any time. It's better to regard this as a one way road. I would say, unless…
65 posts, 19 June
Despite my previous posts stating that such things do not exist, I can confirm that there is an indian (actually punjabi) restaurant in Berlin that is up to snuff. facebook.com/restaurantb... is…
1 posts, 19 June
Hello, can anyone recommend a reputable bike rental company in Berlin? I have experience with some places in Kreuzberg / Mitte, but the bikes are in general of very low quality. I'd like to rent 2…
1,615 posts, 16 June
@Monday Hi Suzanne - yes, there will be a meeting next week with (normally) a pretty wide variety of languages spoken over the course of the evening. It's at the same place as always: The…
1 posts, 16 June
w/ Expat Esteban Come join us and other English speaking XPats at Bar Marienhof for stiff drinks, free shots, and a round of fun! Bar Marienhof is our favorite gay and straight friendly neighborhood…
40 posts, 16 June
@Joanie and all: I've an additional question (sorry!): I'm evaluating an Umbrella company here in Germany as we speak. One thing that concerns me is that the deductions that they make in my payroll…
6 posts, 15 June
IKEA do one, but it looks maybe a bit small/lightweight: says up to 30 kg ikea.com/de/de/catalog/p... Amazon have a range: amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_no... And some places rent them…
13 posts, 14 June
The makers of glucometers love to give them away, as they make their profit on the lancets and test strips. And many of the glucometers need different strips! So good to keep an eye out for special…
2 posts, 14 June
Hello Everyone, I do realize the topic has been previously discussed, but like everyone else I have a specific case that I want to discuss. It was announced on March 15th 2017 hat my company…
5 posts, 14 June
June 18th and June 25th are the last two quizzes before the summer break. We´ll resume quizzes in September. So far the quiz grew from initial 6 teams and about 25 people to 10 teams as of last…
5 posts, 13 June
Hi all, I'm looking to buy an apartment for investment in Berlin, ideally a property in bad conditions so I can refurbish it. I'm having some difficulties though trying to find direct owners...
24 posts, 13 June
245-40-r17 from Continental cost 107 EUR each and from Bridgestone 104 EUR each and from Michelin 110 each. These are all top quality brands. And from Hankook 70 EUR each. This is a "budget" brand…
6 posts, 12 June
It won't, as long as you stay registered in Germany during those 10 weeks. Yes, as long as this is "real" job-relevant training, and not - say - a 10 week meditation course in Southern India.
21 posts, 12 June
LMAO I'm old enough to not be into beards, so I can live with this. I'm planning on a Nina Hagen German crash course, but that only makes me cool 20 years ago, I'm ok with that !!!
4 posts, 12 June
first contact by phone was very friendly, informed and helpful (ps the booking system on the website is not that english friendly) I now have an appointment on Monday so will post again after that!
23 posts, 12 June
Protein powder is not a meal replacement, it is just protein (yes, with some sugar etc from milk if you use it). If you want a meal replacement you should use an actual meal replacement drink.
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North German state weighs up introducing unconditional basic income

North German state weighs up introducing unconditional basic income

Schleswig-Holstein’s new state government is considering a project to bring in an unconditional basic income. But the plans aren’t quite as advanced as some media outlets suggest.

‘I found it horrible myself’: Berlin U-Bahn kicker admits guilt

‘I found it horrible myself’: Berlin U-Bahn kicker admits guilt

The man who was caught on camera kicking a woman down the stairs of a Berlin U-Bahn station admitted his guilt in court on Monday.

Lightning set to strike Wednesday, from Hamburg right down to Munich

Lightning set to strike Wednesday, from Hamburg right down to Munich

Brace yourselves, because Germany is in for a particularly stormy and blustery week.

Berlin police fired from G20 preparations over ‘public sex and urinating on fences’

Berlin police fired from G20 preparations over ‘public sex and urinating on fences’

Hamburg police have sent home several hundred Berlin police officers due to serious misconduct during preparations for the G20 summit being held in the port city next month.

Teacher wins €7,000 compensation after rejection for wearing headscarf

Teacher wins €7,000 compensation after rejection for wearing headscarf

The state of Berlin has been ordered to pay a Muslim teacher €6,900 after it rejected her job application on the grounds that she wore a head scarf.

Grandson arrested for brutal murder of millionaire pensioner couple

Grandson arrested for brutal murder of millionaire pensioner couple

Police on Monday arrested a 25-year-old man who they say murdered his wealthy grandparents because he feared they would cut him out of their estate.