Gerst helps with eavesdropping

A few days after his return to the international space station (ISS), german astronaut alexander gerst helped US astronauts on a mission in space.

The 42-year-old geophysicist from baden-wurttemberg supported his two u.S. Colleagues drew feustel and ricky arnold during important maintenance work in free space.

"Gerst is doing very well on this mission," volker schmid of the german aerospace center (DLR) told the deutsche presse agency. "He trained for it," said the DLR director of gerst’s "horizons" mission. Gerst had spent around two and a half years preparing for the mission in the usa, russia and germany.

Jesserndorf – the burnt-out motorcycle under the crash barrier is probably the worst case scenario. The traffic accident, which took place on thursday at around 13.30 o’clock on the state road 2278 on high of the ebern district jesserndorf occurred, went out for the biker luckily smoothly.

The man suffered only minor injuries and was treated on the spot by the rescue service of the red cross. According to the police, his bike, a heavy BMW in mint condition, was totally damaged to the tune of more than 10,000 euros. Motorcycle burst into flames after hitting guardrail. The fire could be extinguished, still before the arrival of the fire-brigades jesserndorf and ebern, by a traffic participant with a hand fire extinguisher.

At the time of the accident, the 24-year-old motorcyclist from the district of schweinfurt was driving on state road 2278 from the direction of ebern in the direction of habfurt. About 300 meters before the jesserndorf/bramberg junction, he was trying to overtake several cars and a truck, according to the police. The 29-year-old driver of an opel astra from the habberge district, which was struck by the motorcyclist, swerved out of this lane. Therefore, the biker fell and slid to the left into the guardrail. The damage to the opel amounts to about 1000 euros.

Experts: job recovery continues to lose momentum

Many companies continue to be unsettled by the euro debt crisis and are making investments that will also create new jobs. Accordingly, the job upswing had weakened further in august. According to calculations by experts, 2.906 million men and women were out of work during the vacation month; this was around 15,000 more than in july and only 40,000 less than a year ago. The official figures will be published by the bundesagentur fur arbeit (BA) on 30. August announce.

The main reason for the increase was the summer break, emphasized the experts interviewed by dpa. Especially in baden-wurttemberg and bavaria, many companies were still on vacation in august; most of the new employees were not hired until september. Many young people had not yet found a new job after completing their training and continued to register as unemployed.

Nevertheless, according to their assessment, the labor market developed worse than in the midsummer of the past five years: from 2007 to 2011, the number of unemployed people had fallen by an average of just under 3,000 in august. "We are facing a poor third quarter economically. This development is spreading relatively quickly to the labor market," says commerzbank economist eckart tuchtfeld.

Trainer confusion at tsc mainleus

Command back at TSC mainleus: volker katholing, whose appointment was announced two weeks ago, will not be joining the club as a coach after all. The club decided at short notice to make an internal decision: vitor do adro (41) will take over, who was originally intended to be the head coach, but decided against it in favor of kathling. All clear?

So, in order: the search for a coach at the TSC mainleus, after the change of player-coach andre riedel to TSV mistelbach had been known for a long time, dragged on for a long time. According to the words of the sporting director frank daumann, the decision had already been made for vitor do adro, who had supported andre riedel as co-trainer in the past season and had also helped out as a player in case of need.

Then, according to daumann, the solution with volker katholing came about. The obernseeser, who was last active with the JFG hummelgau in the youth range, had offered itself with mainleus – with the promise to bring new players along. "That was interesting for us, because we have a small squad", said the sporting director. The promises, however, were not kept, the newcomers did not come. Daumann: "it is not so easy to get players if you do not put money on the table." Therefore one had separated at short notice in mutual agreement again: "it was amicable, there was no bad word."

Over 700 members in the gymnastics club

It was a "pretty sporty year," explained frank schmitt, chairman of the mainstockheim gymnastics club, at the club’s annual general meeting. In the past few days, the club was able to surpass the 700-member mark. There is a wide range of activities for them, from children’s and youth work to table tennis, dancing, volleyball and badminton. 17 groups use the hall 38 hours per week, which adds up to over 1400 hours per year.

Reliant on the help of volunteers

Of course, this is only possible with the help of many volunteers. 25 training supervisors alone ensure that operations run smoothly. Nevertheless: support is always welcome, says the chairman. In 2017, the "platzaktion" was started and for this purpose, for example, investments were made in an outdoor table tennis table and the long jump pit. In 2018 the expansion of the outdoor facilities will be continued.

Socially, too, things were going well at the club, at least at some events. For example, at the children’s carnival, the rose monday ball or the tour de mull, where many helpers once again cleaned the grounds of mainstockheim. Schmitt was not very enthusiastic about the attendance at the folk dance evening or the participation in the church procession. Not only the chairman criticized the low number of participants and demanded: participate, not only in the training hours. In order to maintain its wide range of sporting activities, the association invested a lot last year, so that treasurer christa sterner had to present a small minus in the annual balance sheet.

Ancelotti wants real madrid to play offensively

"For me it’s something special, it’s normal that I’m excited," said the 54-year-old italian in madrid. Not only against betis will he have the team around star striker cristiano ronaldo and the german internationals mesut ozil and sami khedira play offensively, ancelotti assured.

"We want to go on the offensive. My experiences at milan, chelsea and paris saint-germain were always the same. All these teams played offensively, because that’s the way it has to be with such teams. I don’t think i’ll do anything different here now that i have such excellent players," said the man who has already won league titles as a coach in italy, england and france. The ambience within the team was "very, very good".

Archrival and defending champion FC barcelona, which also starts the league on sunday with its stars around lionel messi and neymar against UD levante in front of its own audience, praised ancelotti in the highest tones. "This is a very strong team with players who have a lot of quality," he said. But the italian said he did not rule out the possibility of other teams – such as atletico madrid – intervening in the primera division title fight.

Switzerland’s world cup quarterfinal is within reach, but granit xhaka and xherdan shaqiri’s provocative goal celebration in the win against serbia is met with criticism and incomprehension.

Even their coach vladimir petkovic could not hide his displeasure at the action of the former bundesliga pros. "You shouldn’t mix sport and politics. The whole federation, the whole country has been saying for years that we don’t need that," the swiss coach said after the hard-fought 2-1 (0-1) win over the serbs.

Swiss xhaka and shaqiri have kosovar roots and formed after their goals in 52. And 90. The former gladbach coach also played a part in the game. Serbia still does not recognize kosovo as an independent country, underscoring the political dimension of the controversial cheer. "Ingenious fools", commented the swiss tabloid "blick" – describing the duo’s rough sporting class and headless provocation in equal measure.

Fire and flame for history

On the day of german unification, a hint of smoke was over the medieval market in the main street of burgpreppach and in the courtyard of the castle. Everywhere open fires were blazing, like at the "master franz, the blacksmith" or at the campfire, bartiger gesellen, who gathered around the fire.

For the sixth time, renate vielhuber and her team had invited to a medieval market on the occasion of the kirchweih in burgpreppach, where you can still stroll today, saturday, and tomorrow sunday. More than 20 stalls are spread along the main street and in the courtyard, where you can buy drinks, food, books, clothes, leather goods, weapons and skins of all kinds.

Saddlery and a wagner complete the offer. In the courtyard the children can have their make-up done. They hear other dialects such as upper bavarian or swabian and can thus be assigned to the fierants. At some stands it is even possible to pay with EC-card.

gift for a very young georg

For a long time, the 23rd of. April well over a hundred men with the first name georg and a few women with the name georgine came to vierzehnheiligen to celebrate their name day with a festive service in the basilica on the commemoration day of saint georg.
In the aftermath, the organizing committee of georg vogel jr., georg lohneis, georg donath, georg meibner, georg kronecker and georg kostner existing georgen committee still a joint day trip.
Among the victims, however, there are relatively few young people, and almost no children. This means that the beautiful name georg is now completely out of fashion. Therefore, the georgen committee decided years ago to visit all newborn children with the name georg and to bring their parents a small gift for the child in the amount of 50 euros.
Recently, the georgen committee was once again able to visit a little georg in lichtenfels and was warmly welcomed by his parents anja muller and dirk schnapp.
With this action, the georgen committee wanted to bring the very nice, but hardly used first name georg back to the foreground a bit.

California sues against trump's 'dreamer' decision

The U.S. State of california is taking legal action against U.S. President donald trump’s decision to abolish a protection program for the children of illegal immigrants.

"We will not allow donald trump to destroy the lives of young immigrants who make california and our country stronger," california attorney general xavier becerra announced on monday.

The U.S. States of minnesota, maryland and maine joined the move to protect so-called dreamers. Last week, 15 states and the capital city of washington filed suit in a new york court.

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