“Must improve”: bayer squad remains a construction site

The man everyone was talking about after bayer leverkusen’s poor start to the bundesliga did not have a good sunday evening.

He didn’t even score a goal and was substituted at half time. Alone: kai havertz was not even present for the "werkself’s" 0-0 draw with vfl wolfsburg. The german national player experienced his deflation some 900 kilometers away during the 0:2 defeat of his new club FC chelsea in the top game of the english premier league against champions liverpool.

Bayer leverkusen without kai havertz and also without kevin volland (to AS monaco): most people expected that this could become a sporting problem. At the 0:0 in wolfsburg this became visible for the first time. "We have to improve going forward," said coach peter bosz afterwards. The team, which is often envied for its play culture and attacking tempo, lacked any offensive momentum on this first day of bundesliga play.

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Marktbreit tops the league in trade taxes

Marktbreit tops the league in trade taxes

For the second time in a row, the topic "energy" was the focus of the new year’s reception of the district association of free voters in iphofen. However, district administrator tamara bischof had quite different news in her bag on wednesday evening: for the first time in many years, it was not iphofen that topped the list of municipalities with the highest business tax revenues. With just under new million euros, marktbreit has taken the lead, albeit only by a few thousand euros.

All in all, the district generated tissue tax revenue of around 42 million euros last year, an increase of around two million euros, according to the district administrator. The city of kitzingen is at around 7.8 million euros. Together with the other statistical data of the year, such as the low unemployment rate, she was able to draw a thoroughly positive conclusion for the district: "we are doing well," she said.

Nevertheless, it is important to ensure that the gap between rich and poor does not widen even further. One way of counteracting this is the introduction of minimum wages, which bischof clearly advocated.

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After the audit, the 2016 budget in view

For the local audit, the chairman of the audit committee, councillor erich krebs, informed about the annual accounts 2014. No irregularities were found during the spot check that was carried out. Krebs noted that the community-owned forest required a grant of about 12000 euros in 2014. He suggested the purchase of a coarser diesel tank for the multi-purpose vehicle, which he said would be more cost-effective for the building yard.
He recalled the energy-saving measures in the sports center and sports hall. In summary, he noted that the municipal budget has been overdrawn by 3.3 percent. The report was then approved by the municipal council. The mayor was discharged and the budget overrun was subsequently approved.
In the next meeting, the adoption of the 2016 budget will be on the agenda. The municipal councils took advantage of the opportunity to influence the draft in the run-up to the meeting. Among some other adjustments, an item for the purchase of building sites was included. For the first time, there is now also a budget for mmeasures in the area of senior citizen work and care.

Yes to competition

This year the community will participate in the competition "our village has a future – our village should become more beautiful" participate. The municipality has something to show for itself with the house of experience art and the viewpoint in the terroir F project.
The organizer of the oldtimer rally franken classic on 15. May applied to the municipality for the use of side roads and land consolidation paths. The municipal council agreed.
The traffic circle built by the county in the direction of ebenhausen is considered unattractive. In one of the last meetings, a horticultural company had offered to participate in an attractive design without the community’s share being apparent. Gundling now informed that of the 14,000 euros required, the municipality should bear half and the other half would be borne by the horticulturist.
Since the community council had already decided at the last meeting not to spend any money on sparing the traffic circle, the district will probably carry out a minimal removal with gravel stones at the traffic circle.

Association wants to increase cultivation

After the fire protection measures in the sports hall, the attic is no longer used as a storage room the sports club wants to add an extension to the hall and set up a storage room there. The council approved a subsidy of about 5000 euros for the cost of materials requested by the sports club. The work is carried out by the sports club. Appropriate permission is to be obtained from the building authority.
In the garden of the pension ingrid, the operators want to set up a slumber barrel that can be used by guests for overnight stays. The municipal council agreed to the project.
The municipal council approved the building application of the zehntfreyhof neder for the construction of a multipurpose hall on the flat of the aussiedlerhof. The baldauf vineyard applied for the partial removal or shortening of a hedge below a vineyard in rassthal. The vineyard is to be replanted and the path in question crosses the land of the winegrower, so that the hedge below the path restricts the possibility of maneuvering the vineyard. The municipal council approves the project.
The council approves the possibility for paragliders from hammelburg to take off from a vineyard for the current year.
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City of coburg gives 400000 euro grant for youth center

City of coburg gives 400000 euro grant for youth center

The youth education center in neukirchen is to be renovated and modernized. The regional church building department estimates the cost of the project at around 11.5 million euros. The evangelical church itself is contributing the major part of 8.5 million, with one million each coming from the bavarian youth ring and the upper franconia foundation. The remaining amount of one million is shared between the city and the district of coburg.

The protestant church in bavaria had asked the city of coburg for financial support for the tree removals. After the district council on 8. November decided that the county will participate with up to 600000 euro, were from the city of coburg maximum 400000 euro to cover.

City of coburg benefits itself

In the end, the decision to contribute this amount was unanimous, but the vote was preceded by a short discussion. Friedrich herdan, CSU city councilor and IHK president, sees the grant as an opportunity to support an institution from which the city of coburg itself benefits. "The money is excellently invested. Coburg schools and youth education institutions make considerable use of the building", argued herdan – for which he was praised by mayor norbert tessmer: "i didn't expect anything else from a neukirchner either."

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Barbecube: baiersdorf he invents healthy grilling

Barbecube: baiersdorf he invents healthy grilling

Men and children don't eat mousse, not even at a barbecue. This is a well-known phenomenon. Harald kreutzer (46) from baiersdorf regrets this, but understands the problem: "the vegetables burn, fall through the grill grate or take up far too much space." The assistant doctor at the forchheim hospital is not a fan of aluminum trays anyway: "there are too many medical findings that show that aluminum is harmful to health."

Out of private interest he looked for a solution to this problem – and found it: a cube that you put on top of the actual grill. "First I thought of a ball, in which one fills the grill property, but that became natural from the grill down roll." The next form was then the cube, by the same edge lengths the heat is distributed evenly. So harald kreutzer and his neighbor made a first prototype out of stainless steel grids from the hardware store. The concocted project was convincing and kreutzer turned to his old school friend ralph krauter, who was a perfect partner as a designer.

Another intermediate step then led to kreutzer's finished invention: the barbecube. A small stainless steel container with four closed sides and two sides with grill grates. "The spanish "plancha grill" was the model for the closed sides, kreutzer explains "the stainless steel is the best on the market, food-safe and spooler-proof."

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Sweeping the streets when necessary

Every citizen has to sweep on saturday, it was written in the ordinance about the keeping clean and cleaning of the public roads and sidewalks, explained michael pfundt, the managing official of the market igensdorf. A citizen had filed a complaint against this model ordinance and was proven right. The road may be swept when necessary, for example on fridays when it is dirty.
Now the statutes have been adapted, as michael pfundt explained. One of the changes concerns the sinkholes, which the citizens were pleased about. These should be cleaned by the residents themselves. Igensdorf undertook one cleaning a year. It has now been ruled that these cesspools belong to the canal and therefore do not have to be cleaned by the burgher. "Sweeping dirt into it is still not allowed", warned mayor wolfgang rast (IU). If, according to the bylaws of the musters at the time, the lawns were to be watered to prevent dust formation during dry periods, this is now no longer permitted. "The water saving is more important", pfundt explained this change.

Operating agreement

The association of operators that exists with the protestant kindergarten in igensdorf is now also to exist for the catholic one in stockach. 100 children currently attend igensdorf kindergarten. 10 000 euro per year the market igensdorf pays therefore subsidy for the current structural maintenance. Pastor heinz hofmann was, as the evidence shows, also always put the money into the kindergarten. Now the catholic kindergarten is also to receive a subsidy of 7500 based on the number of children (75).
The kindergarten had settled because the clay soil underneath had dried out. Epoxy resin was therefore injected. 

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Germany takes tougher action against tax havens

Germany takes tougher action against tax havens

Federal government toughens its crackdown on tax evaders. The cabinet approved a law by finance minister olaf scholz (SPD) that would make it more difficult to do business with countries that do not comply with international tax standards.

By eliminating tax advantages, scholz wants to make it less profitable to flee to tax havens and make the states think again. "We are doing something to dry up tax havens," said the vice chancellor. "Everyone has to pay their fair share of taxes, not just the bakery next door, but also the international conglomerate."

German bill based on EU blacklist of tax havens. The list includes twelve countries, including panama, fiji and the seychelles, which the EU considers to facilitate tax evasion or unfair tax competition. The list is controversial, however, partly because it does not include tax havens within the EU. Scholz emphasized that the joint european approach was important. "This is how we work together for more global tax justice."

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