The album received general acclaim from music critics, who appreciated its captivation of Springsteen's most recognizable hits throughout his career and called it "a better compilation album than Greatest Hits ", which was released in 1995.  
During the Middle Ages, much of the region that was later called the Ruhrgebiet was situated in the County of Mark , the Duchies of Cleves and Berg and the territories of the bishop of Münster and the archbishop of Cologne . The region included some villages and castles, and was mainly agrarian: its loess soil made it one of the richer parts of western Germany. The free imperial city of Dortmund was the trading and cultural centre, lying on the Hellweg , an important east-west trading route, that also brought prosperity to the town of Duisburg . Both towns were members of the Hanseatic League .
Ancient cultures and religions – the Greek and the Roman, the Jewish, the Christian and the Islamic, the Germanic and the Slavic – have produced an extraordinary legacy of literature, sciences, arts and music. The peaceful coexistence and mutual acknowledgement of different faiths are crucial for our future.
It is our duty as the next generation to contribute to the shaping of our common destiny, and we invite every European to join us in this endeavour.
Dj Mike-Nice is ne of the top names in the area when it comes to American Hip-Hop, RnB & Dirty South! Currently stationed on Panzer Kaserne in Stuttgart, Germany his exceptional knowledge of the music genres and ability to read crowds guarantee to capture the crowd and put on a show every time he steps into the dj-booth. Regular international club bookings from the United States to Germany speak for themselves! Not to mention his successful mixtape series which are proven to show his skills, versatility as well as are known to set trends in the game. Associate of . Ent (Germany), HatLo Ent (/USA), INVADERS International Crew & resident DJ jobs in two of the hottest American Hip-Hop clubs in southern Germany underline that Mike-Nice is definitely hot in demand!
Celebrate the Ruhr Metropolis 'biggest night of the year'. Every year since 2001, on the last Saturday in June, the legendary ExtraSchicht festival condenses the entire spectrum of the Ruhr's cultural scene into a magical, virtuoso and constantly surprising display of post-industrial culture. Make yourself comfortable in the Sheraton Essen Hotel as around 2000 artists from all disciplines transform 45 post-industrial venues in twenty towns and cities into a colourful, multi-facetted dreamscape. For one extraordinary night between 6pm and 2am, ExtraSchicht means anything is possible – from theatre in former steelworks, symphonies on the U-Bahn and magic shows in coking plants.
The Māori in New Zealand played a game called Ki-o-rahi consisting of teams of seven players play on a circular field divided into zones, and score points by touching the 'pou' (boundary markers) and hitting a central 'tupu' or target. [ citation needed ]
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