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Mental Health Intervention in Pregnancy

Dezember 16, 2015 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Gesellschaft, Medizin, Gesundheit, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Soziales, Wissenschaft Kommentare deaktiviert für Mental Health Intervention in Pregnancy

by Götz Egloff

Early Mental Health Intervention in Pregnancy: Three Approaches in Germany

pregnant woman with backache and medicine

pregnant woman with backache and medicine

Pills are not key to everything. Psychic trauma in pregnancy is best avoided by early non-pharmaceutical intervention. Although some progress has been accomplished, mothers-to-be and their offspring still seem to lack structured interventions that can prepare them for parenthood and childhood respectively. Recently, in Germany different yet similar interventional programs for mothers-to-be and their partners were developed. These programs more or less focus on bonding, relational issues and educational practices in parents-to-be. In the following survey an outline of three major programs in Germany is given so that the approaches´ objectives become accountable. Much of the knowledge available from prenatal psychology and medicine may be of relevance for secondary school education. Prenatal and perinatal educational tasks especially for teenagers in school can be derived from the programs depicted.

First of all, a quick retrospect of history is to recall the modes of infant health evaluation in time: in Philippe Ariès´ birth vignette (Ariès & Duby 1999) on Héroard and Ludwig XIII, who was born to Maria von (mehr …)

„No Dinner for Sinners“ – The New Play at the English Theatre in Hamburg

November 23, 2015 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Freizeit und Hobby, Gesellschaft, Hamburg im Fokus, Kunst und Kultur, Lifestyle, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Theaterrezensionen Kommentare deaktiviert für „No Dinner for Sinners“ – The New Play at the English Theatre in Hamburg

By Uta Buhr

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Guess who are the sinners

Thank you so much, Edward Taylor, for this funny play that comes along as a wonderful gift on these gray November days, the more so as the world is still paralyzed by the recent assassinations of innocent people in Paris and by other terroristic acts on our planet.

This light-hearted comedy tells us all about love and adultery, lies and prudery in our modern society. This is how it goes…. Jim Watt, a young ambitious businessman, living in a posh apartment in Chelsea, is expecting his American boss Bill McGregor and his wife Nancy for dinner. Nothing wrong with it if, yes if Bill and his spouse were (mehr …)

How to achieve Economic Growth ?

Oktober 28, 2015 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Politik, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Wirtschaft Kommentare deaktiviert für How to achieve Economic Growth ?

By Immo H. Wernicke

New York Manhattan World Trade Center

New York Manhattan World Trade Center

This topic has been discussed during the 7 th International Conference on Business and Management in New York on July 10-11, 2015 organized by the Global Strategic Management Inc. and chaired by Professor Matthew Kuofie from the Michigan University. The contribution of the author as key note speaker has been published in the Journal of Economic Development, Management, IT, Finance and Marketing, Volume 7 Number 2 – September 2015. The abstract of the paper with the title “Achieving Sustainable Economic Growth from the European Point of View” is being made available here:

Abstract
Gigantic administrative system in Europe – poor information
“This paper first discusses the definition for measuring economic growth by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a reference indicator in national legislation and the European treaties. For GDP calculation the National Accounts Approach follows the international standards. The European Union has established a (mehr …)

„Fat Pig“ – The New Play at the English Theatre of Hamburg

September 08, 2015 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Hamburg im Fokus, Kunst und Kultur, Lifestyle, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Theaterrezensionen Kommentare deaktiviert für „Fat Pig“ – The New Play at the English Theatre of Hamburg

Von Uta Buhr

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Bikini beauty versus fat pig

Fat people are in for a hard life in today’s society. Just look at the thin, thinner, thinnest models in women’s magazines and on posters. Isn’t it any woman’s duty to be as thin as all those skinny girls on covers and in advertising spots on TV? Little wonder that Neil LaBute, one of America’s top playwrights and screenwriters, has chosen this topic for one of his plays. This man known for his controversial opinions, who was born Detroit in 1963, is not afraid of dealing with obesity which still is a taboo in many people’s minds. Here we go. (mehr …)

„Thrill Me“ – The Leopold & Loeb Story – A Musical Thriller at The English Theatre of Hamburg

April 28, 2015 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Freizeit und Hobby, Hamburg im Fokus, In anderen Sprachen, Kunst und Kultur, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Theaterrezensionen Kommentare deaktiviert für „Thrill Me“ – The Leopold & Loeb Story – A Musical Thriller at The English Theatre of Hamburg

By Uta Buhr

 

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Two „supermen“ are planning the ultimate kick

No doubt, this musical written and composed by Stephen Dolginoff is the ultimate kick for all those who go for suspense! After its premiere the New York Observer titled enthusiastically
“A brilliant, unforgettable musical. Sends chills down your spine.” The story behind the plot is an unbelievable crime committed in Chicago in 1924 by two 19-year old extremely intelligent law students. People in Chicago were shocked, shaken down to their souls by this “crime of the century”, the more so as both criminals came from wealthy and highly respected Jewish families. (mehr …)

„Anyone for Breakfast?“ The New Play at the English Theatre of Hamburg

November 24, 2014 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Freizeit und Hobby, Hamburg im Fokus, Kunst und Kultur, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Theaterrezensionen Kommentare deaktiviert für „Anyone for Breakfast?“ The New Play at the English Theatre of Hamburg

By Uta Buhr

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Are you the new cleaning-woman for upstairs?

What a pity that Britain’s great playwright Derek Benfield is no longer with us. Most unfortunately he died in 2009 at the age of 83 years. Otherwise, we could look forward to a lot of new hilarious plays such as “Anyone for Breakfast?” that just premiered on the Mundsburg stage.

This comedy, set in Shirley und Gilbert’s country house near London has all the classic ingredients of the genre: there are numerous doors through which the actors pass to and fro, usually just missing each other or hiding from each other, thus complicating the plot. Jane, a married woman and a close friend of Shirley’s, tries to seduce young attractive Mark who is shocked by the idea to have an affair with the wife of another man. (mehr …)

„National Anthems”, the New Play at the English Theatre of Hamburg

Mai 11, 2014 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Freizeit und Hobby, Gesellschaft, Hamburg im Fokus, Kunst und Kultur, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Theaterrezensionen Kommentare deaktiviert für „National Anthems”, the New Play at the English Theatre of Hamburg

By Uta Buhr

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The Reeds holding court with Ben

It goes without saying from the very first moment. The owners of this posh apartment in suburban Detroit are members of the moneyed American middleclass. Arthur and Leslie Reed have just “held court” for their well-heeled friends and are now clearing their spacious living room from the left-overs of the party. While Arthur, dressed in an expensive Armani suit – 1,900 bucks – just imagine – checks the latest market quotations and his mails on his iPhone, Leslie tries to learn Japanese with the help of a pair of earphones. The extremely loud music from two hidden boxes does not seem to disturb Mr. and Mrs. Middleclass America in their activities. They do not even notice that a stranger is knocking hard at their door. Ben Cook, a neighbour, who (mehr …)

William Wilberforce and the abolition of slavery in the British Empire

Februar 25, 2014 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Ausland, Englisch, Gastartikel, Geschichte, Gesellschaft, In anderen Sprachen, Politik, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Schiffsreisen, Soziales, Wirtschaft 2 Kommentare →

by Professor Derek Fraser

 (A shortened version of a lecture given on board Queen Elizabeth as part of the Cunard Insights programme January 2014)

 

Am I not a man and a brother?

Am I not a man and a brother?

Slavery is as old as civilisation itself and many ancient Empires, including Egypt, Greece and Rome, were built on slave labour.  However, in the 17th and 18th centuries slavery took on a new more systematic form, in the wake of the voyages of exploration to and colonisation of the Americas by Europeans.  The fertile land of the New World generated a demand for labour which far exceeded the supply of both indigenous peoples and migrants.  Africa seemed to promise an unlimited supply of labour which the colonies needed and so the infamous triangular slave trade developed.  Ships from Europe would take manufactured goods, including basic armaments, to ports in West Africa.  There the products were offloaded and traded for African slaves, brought to the huge slave warehouses by unscrupulous traders, (mehr …)

„Mass Appeal“ – The Play by Bill C. Davis premieres at the English Theatre of Hamburg

Februar 24, 2014 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Freizeit und Hobby, Hamburg im Fokus, In anderen Sprachen, Kunst und Kultur, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Theaterrezensionen Kommentare deaktiviert für „Mass Appeal“ – The Play by Bill C. Davis premieres at the English Theatre of Hamburg

By Uta Buhr

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Have a try, boy

The plot: Father Tim Farley, an elderly Roman-Catholic priest of Irish descend, is flabbergasted when he meets young head-strong seminary student Mark Dolson who insists on challenging certain rites and traditions of the Church. Accustomed to a good easy-going life, nice parishioners who follow him like sheep and spoil him with gifts such as bottles of good wine and other highly enjoyable things, he does not know what to answer when Mark questions his views on subjects as celibacy and whether women and gay men should be allowed to serve the Roman-Catholic Church as priests. “Weren’t it women who followed Jesus on his bitter way to Golgatha”, says Mark. Not to name Saint Veronica who wiped the face of Christ with her veil. As Mark’s speech goes on, Father Farley becomes extremely helpless and takes resort to a large glass of excellent white wine to calm down. What on earth does this young rebel want, the more so as he apparently is the son of affluent parents? Had he not better choose another job than (mehr …)

„Relatively Speaking“ – The New Play At English Theatre of Hamburg

Dezember 08, 2013 Von: Wöhlke Kategorie: Englisch, Freizeit und Hobby, Gesellschaft, Kunst und Kultur, Redaktionelle Beiträge, Theaterrezensionen Kommentare deaktiviert für „Relatively Speaking“ – The New Play At English Theatre of Hamburg

By Uta Buhr

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Do you want to marry me?

It is a great pleasure to see Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy “Relatively Speaking” again on the Mundsburg stage after a period of nearly fifteen years! As a matter of fact, the public loves this wonderful comedy best of all plays written by Britain’s most prolific playwright. What is its secret? In this play Ayckbourn reveals our human weakness when it comes to telling the truth in awkward situations. Be frank, dear reader, didn’t you ever tell your husband, wife, relatives or friends little white lies whenever you could avoid arguments? These lies – or shall we call them excuses – don’t hurt anybody. In our opinion it is more than justified to make use of them in the best possible way whenever harmony in relationships is at stake. (mehr …)