Saarland Order of Merit
The Saarland Order of Merit is the highest award of the German State of Saarland. Established on 10 December 1974, the order is presented in recognition for outstanding service to Saarland by the Minister-President of Saarland, awarded in a single class, in the form of an Officers Cross, the insignia of the order is a blue enameled four-armed eight pointed Maltese cross. In the center of the cross is a medallion bearing the wreathed Coat of arms of Saarland. Dieter Thomas Heck Jean-Claude Juncker Der Saarländische Verdienstorden Sechs Persönlichkeiten mit dem Saarländischen Verdienstorden ausgezeichnet
Order of Merit of Berlin
The Order of Merit of Berlin is this highest award of the German State of Berlin. Awarded in the name of the Senate of Berlin, the order had recognized outstanding contributions to the State of Berlin since 21 July 1987, awarded each year on 1 October, the anniversary of the Berlin Constitution, the order is limited to no more than 400 living recipients. As of 2014 the order had been awarded 409 times, to 144 women and 265 men, the Order of Merit of Berlin is awarded in a single class. The badge of the order is a white enamel Maltese cross edged in red, in the center of the cross is a depiction of the golden crowned Coat of arms of Berlin surrounded by a gold wreath. It is worn around the neck on a ribbon with red edges. Yates, Jr. Heinz Dürr List of Holders of the Order of Merit of Berlin
Stephanie Ann Steffi Jones is a German football manager and former player who currently manages the German womens national team. A defender, she earned 111 caps for the team between 1993 and 2007, helping her country win three consecutive European Championships. After retiring from football, Jones worked as a football administrator, in charge of organising the 2011 FIFA Womens World Cup in Germany. Jones started playing football at the age of four, from 1979 to 1986, she played in mixed youth teams for SV Bonames in Frankfurt. In 1986, she joined the team of SG Praunheim. In 1991, Jones moved to FSV Frankfurt, and subsequently changed teams almost every year until she joined 1, in 2002, she joined Washington Freedom to play in WUSA for two years before returning to Frankfurt. Jones ended her career as a player on 9 December 2007, Jones first cap for the German national team was in 1993, during the third-place match of the UEFA Womens Championship against Denmark, which Germany lost. From 1997, she won three consecutive European Championships and a medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Jones was part of the squad won the 2003 FIFA Womens World Cup. She won Olympic bronze for the time at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Jones announced the end of her career on 26 March 2007. She finished her career with nine goals in 111 caps, post-retirement, Jones served as president of the organisation committee of the 2011 FIFA Womens World Cup, held in Germany. She subsequently obtained her license at the German Sport University Cologne. After serving as assistant manager of the team under Silvia Neid. A dual German and American citizen, Jones is the daughter of a German mother and her father was a soldier stationed in what was West Germany, he left the family early in her life to return to the United States. Jones was raised by her mother in a tough neighborhood in Frankfurt. One brother, has struggled with addiction, another brother, served as an American soldier in Iraq. Jones entered a partnership with her girlfriend, Nicole, in June 2014
Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony
The Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony is a civil order of merit, and the highest award of the German state of Saxony. First presented in 1997, it is awarded by the Minister-President of Saxony, the order is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the people and state of Saxony. The award is limited to a total of 500 living recipients, as of November 2012 it has been awarded 243 times. Kurt Biedenkopf Reiner Kunze Adolf Merckle Georg Milbradt Stanislaw Tillich Erwin Teufel Udo Zimmermann Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Michael Herrmann is a German culture and music administrator. He founded the Rheingau Musik Festival in 1987 and is its Artistic Director, in the 1960s, Herrmann attended the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades three times. Meeting important chamber musicians there, singing in concerts in Eberbach Abbey in the early 1970s. Herrmann, who first learned bookselling, turned to tourism and worked in the Canary Islands for ten years and he met Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz, Jürgen Ponto, Helmut Schmidt, Will Quadflieg and Leonard Bernstein. He returned to Germany in 1982 and worked for concert agencies, in 1985 he founded his own artists and concert agency. In 2010, it had 3300 members, Herrmann won sponsors who choose to fund their own concerts. It is normal for him to three to four sponsors a day. 180 companies have sponsored the festival, about half of the budget is funded by the sponsors and the remainder by ticket sales. Herrmann was successful in keeping the independent of public funding. Since 1992 the festival has been run by a GmbH, with Herrmann as partner, Herrmann made the festival a member of the European Festivals Association and serves as the associations vice president.
The program is dedicated to classical music, but features cabaret, readings, musical cruises, childrens concerts, wine tastings. It is regularly opened by a concert in Eberbach Abbey. Anniversaries of composers are celebrated, such as Giuseppe Verdi in 2001, every year it has a theme, such as Heimweh in 2011. Treffpunkt Jugend presents soloists still in their teens in two concerts of chamber music and concertos with orchestra. In the Rheingau, a traditionally Catholic region, the feast of the Assumption is celebrated on 15 August by a Marienvesper, in 2011 the Concerto Romano ensemble, conducted by Alessandro Quarta, performed a medley of works by composers from Rome. On this occasion, Hermann asked for a collection to benefit his guest of honor. Organ concert on the instruments of the region are featured regularly. Komponistenporträt features annually a living composer in conversation, chamber music and symphonic music, Herrmann got Anne-Sophie Mutter to perform the German premiere of Wolfgang Rihms violin concerto Lichtes Spiel, premiered in Avery Fisher Hall in 2010
Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia
The Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia is a civil order of merit, of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia was founded on 11 March 1986 and it is awarded to citizens representing all segments of the population who have made extraordinary contributions to the people and state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The order is limited to 2500 living recipients, from its founding through January 2010, a total of 1357 people have been awarded the Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia. Administrative provisions to the Law on the Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia
States of Germany
Germany is a federal republic consisting of sixteen federal states. Since todays Germany was formed from a collection of several states, it has a federal constitution. The remaining 13 states are called Flächenländer, the creation of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949 was through the unification of the western states created in the aftermath of World War II. West Berlin, while not part of the Federal Republic, was largely integrated and considered as a de facto state. In 1952, following a referendum, Baden, Württemberg-Baden, in 1957, the Saar Protectorate rejoined the Federal Republic as the Saarland. Federalism is one of the constitutional principles of Germany. After 1945, new states were constituted in all four zones of occupation, in 1949, the states in the three western zones formed the Federal Republic of Germany. This is in contrast to the development in Austria, where the Bund was constituted first. The use of the term Länder dates back to the Weimar Constitution of 1919, before this time, the constituent states of the German Empire were called Staaten.
Today, it is common to use the term Bundesland. However, this term is not used officially, neither by the constitution of 1919 nor by the Basic Law of 1949, three Länder call themselves Freistaaten, Bavaria and Thuringia. He summarizes the arguments for boundary reform in Germany. The German system of dual federalism requires strong Länder that have the administrative and fiscal capacity to implement legislation, too many Länder make coordination among them and with the federation more complicated. But several proposals have failed so far, territorial reform remains a topic in German politics. Federalism has a tradition in German history. The Holy Roman Empire comprised many petty states numbering more than 300 around 1796, the number of territories was greatly reduced during the Napoleonic Wars. After the Congress of Vienna,39 states formed the German Confederation, the new German Empire included 25 states and the imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine. The empire was dominated by Prussia, which controlled 65% of the territory, after the territorial losses of the Treaty of Versailles, the remaining states continued as republics of a new German federation
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The gold Medal is awarded by the Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate and shows on their Front the sublime embossed and colored enamelled Coat of arms of Rhineland-Palatinate. Enclosed in this is from a vine leaf border, the Back, however, is smooth and shows the five-line inscription FOR SPECIAL / VOLUNTEER / MERITS / TO THE COMPANY / AND THOSE AROUND, which is surrounded by a vine border. It is supported medal at the left side of the chest on a black-red-golden ribbon. Instead of Merit Medal, a ribbon bar are worn
Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
The Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art was first established on 28 November 1853 by King Maximilian II. von Bayern. It is awarded to acknowledge and reward excellent and outstanding achievements in the field of science, from 1933 onwards the order was no longer awarded, until 1980 when it was reinstated by the Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria Franz Josef Strauß. Since 1980 the order has been awarded to 184 recipients including 24 woman, the number of living members of the order cannot exceed 100. As of February 2013 there are 92 living members of the order, since 1932 the order has been issued 351 times. Overall the order was awarded to 535 people from 1853 to 2012, in continuation of a bavarian tradition, the Bavarian Maximialian Order for Art and Sciences was created. It is awarded to outstanding achievements in the field of science. The Maximilian Order is preferable awarded to German scientist and artist and it is not restricted to citizens of Bavaria. The order was instituted in one class and two sections, the order is restricted to 100 living members.
The Minister-President, the minister of state for their portfolio. These proposals are evaluated by an advisory committee and it gives its recommendation to the Minister-President for the final decision. All members of the committee are selected for a period of five years. The committee decides with the majority of its members, www. ordenmuseum. de, Der Bayerische Verdienstorden und Bayerischen Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst The law Information of the Bavarian State Chancellery