Scharner rejoined the club on loan from Hamburg in January
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Saturday 23 January 2010
Switzerland's Didier Cuche notched his third World Cup race of the season yesterday by winning the Super G at Kitzbühel, handing hosts Austria a frustrating start to their biggest weekend of the Alpine skiing year. Cuche, who has won in three different disciplines this season, beat home pair Michael Walchhofer and Georg Streitberger into second and third place as he followed up his giant slalom win at Sölden and downhill in Lake Louise. Streitberger was 0.01sec behind his compatriot.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Fans of old movies may be familiar with Letter from an Unknown Woman, starring Joan Fontaine, which was adapted from Stefan Zweig's 1922 novella telling the story of a playboy and his amours from the point of view of one of the discarded women. Abortive relationships between men and women dominate this splendid collection, where a touch or a fleeting memory illuminates the cruelty or the ignorance of an individual.
Wednesday 30 December 2009
Police called to the home of the Lebanese ambassador to Austria have found a woman's body in the basement. The woman, who was discovered by the cook, had suffered multiple stab wounds.
Friday 04 December 2009
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has urged Paul Scharner to see out his career with the club and nip in the bud potential speculation over his future in January.
Wednesday 18 November 2009
A former SS sergeant who worked unnoticed for decades as manager of a rail station has been charged with 58 counts of murder after a student doing undergraduate research uncovered his alleged involvement in a massacre of Jewish forced labourers.
Friday 11 September 2009
The Vienna Philharmonic playing Haydn and Schubert is what you might call keeping it in the family – an all-Austrian affair – with even the conductor, Franz Welser-Möst (replacing Nikolaus Harnoncourt) returning like the prodigal son from exile in Cleveland.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Austrian international striker Stefan Maierhofer, a former chef who only became a professional footballer when he was 22, has became Wolverhampton Wanderers ninth new signing since they won promotion.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Pace, the electronics group that makes high definition set-top boxes for pay- television companies including BSkyB, saw its pre-tax profits more than triple in the first half of this year.
Thursday 16 July 2009
Ukraine's Culture Ministry says it has banned Sacha Baron Cohen's new hit movie Brüno because it is immoral.
Wednesday 03 June 2009
Friday 29 May 2009
Elfriede Gerstl was an award-winning Viennese writer and feminist campaigner who, as a Jewish child with her mother, remarkably survived Austria's Nazi years. Sadly, her work had only limited exposure beyond the German-language area, but the Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek has described her as one of the most important post-war writers.
Friday 27 March 2009
Nathan, Viennese editor and tireless seducer, talks to his therapist about his greedily indulgent father, sadly thwarted mother, and a string of affairs - not to mention two marriages. Yet all this priapic variation serves to conceal "an absence of desire".
Thursday 19 March 2009
Thursday 19 March 2009
- 1 Asteroid nine times the size of the QE2 liner to sail pass Earth
- 2 Notes from a small island: Is Sealand an independent 'micronation' or an illegal fortress?
- 3 British business: We need to stay in the EU - or risk losing up to £92bn a year
- 4 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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