Vc eltmann improves a lot in the second half of the season

Vc eltmann improves a lot in the second half of the season

The volleyball players of VC eschenbacher eltmann were not going to let this victory and this one title, albeit an unofficial one, be taken away from them. At the end of the season, they defeated champions TSV herrsching 3:1 in the newly created third division, thus finishing the round as the best team in the second round with only one defeat in eight matches. "All in all, we are very satisfied, says rolf werner, member of the VCE executive board responsible for sports, about the team's third-place finish in the third-highest german league.

Almost no seasonal preparation
After a mixed first half of the season with four wins and four defeats, the team improved considerably. That, according to werner, was also to be expected, because: "due to some ambiguities, we had virtually no preparation."

These uncertainties primarily concerned the position of coach. Just a few weeks before the start of the season, the eltmanners signed a new player in charge of the third-division team in the form of bundesliga veteran heriberto quero, a former venezuela national team player. After that, time was obviously too short to form a unit that could compete at the top of the table right from the start. In the first half of the season "we have not brought our PS to the strabe", says the sports director. The defeats in friedberg and at home against the VCO kempfenhausen were the main result of this. But after the turn of the year the eltmanners caught themselves and only had to admit defeat at the fourth VC dresden II.

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Bvb plucks up new courage despite defeat

Bvb plucks up new courage despite defeat

The anger about the new defeat was limited this time. Despite a poor showing in the group stage of the champions league, the dortmund professionals saw the respectable 2:3 (1:2) at real madrid as an encouraging sign.

Not only the very happy qualification for the european league, but also the remarkable reaction to the early 0:2 deficit improved the mood of all involved noticeably. Director nuri sahin spoke plainly with a view to the bundesliga’s final spurt up to the winter break: "we’ll spend the winter in europe with just two points. This is a gift. But there will be no more gifts this year."

Like sahin, peter bosz seemed more relieved than angry. His team’s passable performance in madrid extended the grace period for the criticized coach. Unlike last time, borussia did not collapse after conceding goals, but proved its morale. Thanks to pierre-emerick aubameyang (43./49.), which gave BVB the lead after the early goals of borja mayoral (8.) and cristiano ronaldo (12.) back into the game, even a victory seemed possible in the meantime. "That had to be good for the self-confidence," said bosz, "the players stuck their necks out after the 0:2 and showed some good football."

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Debate about photovoltaics

At the meeting of the wiesenthau municipal council, the MHN parliamentary group had proposed the installation of a photovoltaic system on the roof of the elementary school.

Holger stohr (MHN) explained that a few years ago there was an energy coaching: "at that time it was found that part of the roof could be used for photovoltaics." Should the costs be reasonable, an appropriate decision should be made for the implementation.

Otto roppelt (BGW) pointed out, however, that the feed-in tariff is over after 20 years and that the relevant law is currently being revised. Therefore, he proposed to think about this issue next year.

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The burgermeister just won’t move out

The burgermeister just won't move out

For the second time in a row, mayor karlheinz denninger (gemeinwohl) failed in his attempt to cancel the auction of his property before the district court in bamberg. This was confirmed both by the press spokesman of the higher regional court in bamberg, judge truppei, and by ralf schmidt, judge at the regional court, when asked by our newspaper.

Reminder: due to over-indebtedness, the commerzbank had pursued the auction of denninger’s property (residential house, sagewerk and several forest divisions). According to the court opinion, the value is around 450,000 euros.

At the second auction at the district court in bamberg in early october, a woman from neuburg/donau won the bid for 270,000 euros. Denninger had filed an appeal against this with the regional court, which was first heard on 14 january 2009. November was dismissed.

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Wage sacrifice in exchange for job guarantee at opel

Wage sacrifice in exchange for job guarantee at opel

"We have won time with this solution, no more and no less", said NRW IG metall district manager oliver burkhard. Opel is suffering from overcapacity due to the weak european car market and is making losses similar to those of peugeot or fiat. The original plan to quickly reduce capacity and close plants has been shelved for the time being following a compromise with employees.

The joint plan that adam opel AG, the works council and the union for metal, engineering and electronics (IG metall) want to negotiate provides, among other things, for no redundancies until the end of 2016. In addition, the plant in bochum, which is threatened with closure, is not to be closed as early as 2015, but at the earliest two years later, when the current zafira production comes to an end.

Management expects to be accommodating when it comes to implementing the 2012 wage agreement. The difficult question from the employee’s point of view is whether a salary waiver will be rewarded by a permanent perspective beyond 2016. "Until the outcome of the negotiations is known, the union and the group works council are prepared to suspend the 4.3 percent wage increase until the end of october 2012," said the head of the group works council, wolfgang schafer-klug, on thursday.

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The face of the burgerbegehrens

the face of the burgerbegehrens

Alrun lintner from munnerstadt is currently the face of the citizens’ petition against the demolition of the local indoor swimming pool. Almost every day, she stands for several hours in front of the entrance to the grocery store in the lower au and promotes the cause. Alrun lintner’s experiences are predominantly positive.
For three weeks now, alrun lintner has been standing at her information stand in front of the food market. "I have there the ear on the burger", she says. And what they hoard encourages them to continue in their fight for the indoor swimming pool. Those who sign the list for the citizens’ petition would be missing something without the indoor swimming pool, she has noticed. But she also speaks of a powerlessness felt by her speech participants.

Doing something himself

The citizens’ initiative is important to them. For she had the feeling in the past that the arguments of the burghers were not being heard in the town hall. There, a preconceived opinion on the indoor swimming pool was held. Alrun lintner did not like confrontation or hostility. For her, the only thing that matters is that at least a check is made to see if there is a way to preserve the indoor pool beyond demolition. This is what the citizens’ petition.
Alrun lintner has long only listened and followed the indoor pool discussions as a bystander. But now it has decided for itself to do something for the indoor swimming pool as well.

Positive reactions

Day by day it now leads language to the indoor swimming pool. Most people would react very positively, she says. But there are also those who turn away and do not want to hear arguments. But she has also been told that she will be happy when the indoor swimming pool is torn down. However, she emphasizes that these votes are in the minority.
In the meantime, alrun lintner has created a list of sympathizers in addition to the official list of signatures (only local residents of full age are allowed to sign here), in which all those who would like to have the pool back sign. For there were many foreigners who still regret the closure six years ago, as well as underage residents of munnerstadt who would have liked to have their indoor swimming pool back. The list has no legal basis, but it is a sign, says alrun lintner.
The chairman of the burgerbadverein, wolfgang blumlein, is pleased about the commitment of alrun lintner. Thanks to lintner’s help, the collection of signatures is going quite well, says blumlein.

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The community of neuenmarkt has bad cards

The community of neuenmarkt has bad cards

So brutally fast on 2. August 2014 the flood had come, so slowly now the litigation drags along. Torrential rainfall that night left the streets, garden and cellar of the newmark suburb of hegnabrunn under water. Also by hermann kastner. Since then, he has been arguing with the municipality of neuenmarkt about who will pay for the damage. 78.945,68 euro the plaintiff wants to have.

Several court hearings have taken place over the past five years. Evidence was collected with witnesses, expert opinions were obtained from the weather service and from an expert, and the expert was changed.

End of the process in sight?

On monday, they met again in front of the 4. Civil chamber of the bayreuth district court. The end of the process now seems to be in sight. The municipality of neuenmarkt apparently has bad cards to play. "I do not see an unclear legal question", said chairman judge gunther matt. The municipality and its insurance company are liable.

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Swiss post: data processing in rough style

swiss post: data processing in rough style

A poster on one of the aisles sums up the business model of swiss post solutions, or SPS for short: "we connect the physical and the digital world", it says.
The swiss postal service subsidiary specializes in providing information and document processing services to other companies. This usually starts with paper and ends with digital files. "The customer then no longer receives a form addressed to him, but only the digital form", says michael auerbach.

New headquarters

Auerbach is managing director of SPS germany and head of 1313 employees. For five years it has been in bamberg, where the SPS headquarters are located. Originally located on the kronach road. Since april the company address is "am borstig 5", opposite the bosch plant part 4. The two-story building there had already been used by the SPS before. "We have completely renovated and redesigned the buror rooms", reports auerbach. "Now there are 150 jobs more available."
450 employees work here in the north of bamberg, another 295 not far away at michelinstrabe in hallstadt.
SPS customers are usually large corporations: allianz, amazon, siemens, bayer or deutsche bahn are among them. But banks, the AOK and the federal employment agency also use the outsourcing solutions offered by the subsidiary of the swiss postal service.

Data to vietnam

Auerbach keeps quiet about what exactly is done for whom. For some customers, SPS even operates post offices on their premises. Otherwise, the core business is so-called "document input". An example: invoices received by an SPS customer arrive in bamberg at the borstig with the (german) post office, are opened, scanned and read by machine. "What can't be read out goes to vietnam", says auerbach. By this he means the electronic forwarding of scanned data to the sister company SPS vietnam. The 1600 employees there complete what the machines have not fully grasped. This has also been the case since the new EU data protection regulation came into force. "We checked with the authorities. That's possible.", says auerbach.

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Short-time work also at goebel

The company goebel porzellan, formerly located in rodental and today in bad staffelstein, is one of europe’s most important suppliers of high-quality, artistic home accessories for a stylish home. Since 18. Since the german non-supply-relevant retail sector is closed – this also affects the goebel factory outlets in rodental and selb – and further epidemic-related demand shortfalls are therefore to be expected, the company’s management has decided to make use of the option of short-time working and to adjust the company’s performance to the demand, according to a company statement. A large proportion of the 80 employees will be affected. The supply of goods to traders and consumers is ensured, as is the maintenance of the company’s basic functions.

In this regard, the year 2020 has started very well with increasing orders and a very good response to the company’s assortment policy during the consumer goods trade fair ambiente in early february. The spread of the coronavirus in many european and ubereuropean markets has led to a noticeable drop in demand for upscale consumer goods in the furnishings sector. Markets such as china, italy, austria, spain or france had almost completely collapsed; in germany, too, demand in bricks-and-mortar retail had fallen drastically, whereas online retailers and mail order companies had recorded rising sales volumes – as had direct online retail business.

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Death threats from the right: no concrete evidence of sender

Death threats from the right: no concrete evidence of sender

In the search for the senders of death threats to neo-nazi opponents in the greater nurnberg area, the police remain in the dark. The investigation is in its infancy, said a police spokesman on monday. The only thing that is clear is that the e-mails were sent from a computer server in asia. "Our experts are now trying to move forward step by step via the server operator", the spokesman said. However, such investigations proved to be difficult. So far, the police have not been able to talk to all five of those involved.

In addition to a journalist from bavarian radio, a trade union secretary, an employee of the SPD, a nurnberg city council member from the left and nurnberg social scientist birgit mair had received a fictitious, individually designed death notice by e-mail last friday. Some of them filed a criminal complaint. Over the weekend, all five of those affected had already declared that they would not be intimidated by the death threat.

More protests against neo-nazi scene than ever before

Mair, who has been informing schools and teachers about the neo-nazi scene for years, reacted with sarcasm to the fake death notice with her name: "when i heard who else had received such a death threat, i immediately thought: "well, you’re hitting the right ones"." The action shows how annoyed the right-wing scene is "because we have ruined this year for them". In this context, mair referred to the 25 counter-events in nurnberg alone this year. There had never been so many protests against the neo-nazi scene in the region before.

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