New energy coach schmidt calls for communication

New energy coach schmidt calls for communication

On thursday morning, rudi bommer’s successor asked the lausitz professionals to practice on the cottbus training ground and immediately took command in a loud voice. Schmidt demands more communication from his players on the pitch. "Talk to each other," shouted the new head coach after he had set out his basic line in a short speech before training began.

The 37-year-old schmidt signed a contract with FC energie until 2015 just one day after bommers officially left the club. Uwe speidel remains assistant coach. But unlike under bommer, when the co-coach led the practice sessions and the head coach only took corrective action, schmidt clearly took charge on the training pitch.

After overcoming minor injuries, top striker boubacar sanogo and marc andre kruska were able to train with the team again on thursday. Energie, which has slipped to 17th place in the relegation zone after just one win in nine games, will have to play a league game on monday (20.3 p.M.) at FC st. Pauli kick off. The hamburgers parted company with their head coach michael frontzeck on wednesday.

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Wind of support for central neo-nazi file

Wind of support for central neo-Nazi file

SPD and greens signaled fundamental support for the black-yellow plan in the debate. Subsequently, the investigation committees of the bundestag and the thuringian state parliament agreed to cooperate closely in order to avoid hindering each other in the investigation of the neo-nazi murders.

In order to improve the exchange of information between the various police and constitutional protection agencies, data on "violence-related right-wing extremists" is to be stored centrally in the future. This prevents errors in investigations and dependence on the subjective assessments of other authorities, friedrich explained in the bundestag. It also increases the chance of uncovering right-wing extremist structures at an early stage.

Despite some reservations, social democrats and greens were positive about the project. Clear rejection came only from the left. Their speakers spoke of a "mind file" and warned against the curtailment of civil rights.

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“Hey”: dispute over apple’s app store rules

The iphone company banned the application with the paid service from its download platform because it does not offer the option of cancelling a subscription directly in the app.

Apple charges a 30 percent commission when apps or digital services are sold on the company’s platform. Longer subscriptions reduce the share to 15 percent. At the same time, some providers, such as netflix, set themselves up to sell subscriptions on their own websites – and then all users have to do is log in to the app on the apple device. In this case, there will be no levy on apple.

This was also the model that the developer basecamp wanted to use with its "hey" app. Apple also initially loved the application in the app store. But in an update a few days later, the app was said to violate the rules of the platform. Apple argues, among other things, that the netflix exception only applies to so-called reader apps with content such as music, video and e-books. "There was never an exception to the rules for email," marketing chief phil schiller told the technology blog "techcrunch" on friday.

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“The awo acts”

The workers’ welfare association (awo) celebrated its founding 100 years ago on saturday in the multi-generation house, and 17 long-standing members were honored. "The awo local association is an important part of the senior citizens’ work in our city", declared the chairwoman ursula haslauer at her funeral.

Mayor german hacker and district chairman christian pech (both SPD) pointed out in their speeches the outstanding importance of the awo in caring for and supporting the vulnerable. The mayor pointed out that the organizations in the city, which take care of the weak and those who are not on the sunny side of life, are doing an excellent job, but there is still much room for improvement. We must say "thank you" for this, and not just today say the mayor. "Because the awo is an indispensable pillar and support of our society", explained the mayor.

In his ceremonial address, district chairman pech embarked on a journey back in time to the 100-year history of the arbeiterwohlfahrt, or awo for short. It was founded in berlin in 1919, at that time as an organization within the SPD (social democratic party of germany). Today, it is one of the six leading german voluntary welfare organizations and has more than 200,000 full-time employees and around 330,000 members nationwide.

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European winegrowing countries harvest only small crops

european winegrowing countries harvest only small crops

In spain and italy, winegrowers are expecting a drop of between five and twelve percent compared to last year, the german wine institute announced in mainz on wednesday. French vineyards were hit by frost and hail in many places. According to earlier statements by french agriculture minister stephane le foll, the leanest grape harvest in more than two decades is expected.

According to the wine institute, austria, hungary, bulgaria and luxembourg are each currently forecasting a drop of more than one-fifth compared to 2011. The vines had suffered from extremes such as heat, drought and storms. Only portuguese wine producers are expecting a slight increase in volume of five percent. In germany, winegrowers expect a harvest slightly below the long-term average. The wine institute expects that the 2012 EU wine harvest will not reach the five-year average of 173 million hectoliters or the previous year’s harvest of 164 million hectoliters.

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Friedrich announces restructuring of constitutional protection office

Friedrich announces restructuring of constitutional protection office

"The shortcomings that have now emerged show that there is an urgent need for reform in our constitutional protection agency," friedrich told the newspaper "bild am sonntag". The minister did not announce concrete steps for a reorganization.

He is "stunned" by the destruction of files following the exposure of the zwickau terror cell. "Where there has been deliberate misconduct, tough consequences will be drawn," friedrich said. However, the interrogations in the investigative committee of the bundestag have so far not revealed any evidence that the files were destroyed last november in order to conceal something.

The CSU politician did not rule out further resignations or dismissals in the wake of the scandals in the security services. The president of the federal office for the protection of the constitution, heinz fromm, resigns as a consequence of the scandal. Thuringia sends head of state domestic intelligence agency thomas sippel into early retirement.

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A very special doll is looking for a home in neustadt

When you drive past it in the car, you really have to look very closely. Only then you have the chance to discover the not so small stele right next to bundesstrabe 4. But the shadowy existence of the work of art halay up between the siemen traffic circle and the haarbrucken exit was soon to come to an end. Martin stingl (SPD), the third mayor of the city of neustadt, who is responsible for cultural affairs, assured the tageblatt: "we are looking for a reasonable and adequate place for the stele."

The work of art, which shows a puppet on a broken bridge, caught the eye of two political pioneers in the coburg region at almost the same time: jurgen W. Heike (CSU) and peter jacobi (FDP). Within a few weeks, heike even wrote to the city asking them to remove the stele from the muddy spot next to the truck stop on the B4.

The former secretary of state heike openly admits: "we know that we know nothing." When and how the artwork was erected, not even neustadt's local historian isolde kalter can determine with one hundred percent certainty.

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Vodafone attacks deutsche telekom with cable takeover

Vodafone attacks deutsche telekom with cable takeover

With its multibillion-dollar takeover bid, the british group secured a comfortable majority of at least 75 percent in the leading cable network operator kabel deutschland. Now all that’s missing is the green light from the competition watchdogs. Consumer users take a relaxed view of the fusion.

"That was certainly the biggest hurdle we had to take," a vodafone germany spokesman said in dusseldorf on friday, referring to the shareholder vote. However, the antitrust clearance is still pending. The state is the european commission in brussel. Until next friday (20.09.) it must decide whether to approve the cable takeover – if necessary also subject to conditions – or whether to carry out an in-depth assessment. The federal cartel office had signaled in the past that it had no massive concerns in the case.

If the european competition watchdogs in brussel approve the planned takeover of kabel deutschland by vodafone in the first go-round without any conditions, the merger could go ahead within a few weeks, as is being estimated in industry circles.

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Volkach nature conservationists on tour of their own properties

Gerda hartner, chairwoman of the bund naturschutz volkach, was pleased with the response to her invitation to get to know the BN properties around volkach by bicycle. From the meeting point at the bus station in volkach, the tour continued in the direction of eichfeld to the orchard meadows of the bund naturschutz volkach, according to a press release of the bund naturschutz. Honorary chairman hans schneider explained to local nature enthusiasts the characteristics of each plot of land, how to care for it to preserve biodiversity, and the history of its acquisition. "Whether the soil is dry or wet, loamy or sandy – every meadow orchard provides a unique habitat for numerous animal and plant species," stressed the conservationist, on whose initiative many BN properties were acquired in the 1970s and 1980s. The prerequisite for the development of an insect world that has become rare in the meantime is to know and take into account the needs of the species. With beautiful butterflies, many people are excited, he said. But with the caterpillars, which depend on different food plants, enthusiasm often wanes. The butterfly and the caterpillar are the same animal. Gerda hartner took the opportunity to inform guests about the possibilities of contributing to the preservation of biodiversity in the orchard meadows.

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Parking only in designated areas

Parking only in designated areas

Wild parking in the old town of abtswinder is to be brought under control. On monday, annika dietrich from pbconsult in nurnberg presented a survey of the situation and initial recommendations. The municipal councils only agreed with this to a limited extent. They demanded that the maximum possible number of pitches be included in the plan. Whether all of them are to be designated, is to be decided later. Parking will then only be allowed in designated spaces.

During a site inspection on a weekday in july at around 6 p.M., dietrich had determined the number of vehicles parked on public property to be around 200, most of them in the old town. Based on the assumption that an average of 1.7 parking spaces are required per property, she put the total number of parking spaces required at 40, of which 20 are in the main street, five in the market square, three in the greuther street, eight in the parish alley and four in the ebracher alley. The prerequisite is that residents take advantage of the opportunity to park vehicles on their own property and do not choose the convenient space on the street. Dietrich recommended, not least for optical reasons, to start with the market place and the main street, then to tackle the greuther street and the parish street, and finally the ebracher street. The municipality should consider designating additional parking space at the edge of the old village. There is no entitlement to a parking space in the immediate vicinity of the property.

The prioritization of dietrich contradicted the rate energetically. Herrmann hofer and heiko darr stressed that the highest priority was given to pfarrgasse and greuther strabe. There was not always guaranteed that rescue or mull vehicles came through. Darr also proposed limiting the duration of parking in public spaces to three hours. This was to prevent residents from permanently parking their cars on the street. Where there is actually no parking space on one’s own property, a resident parking permit could be issued, suggested second mayor jurgen bunnagel.

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