Cdu rejects push for referendums

Cdu rejects push for referendums

"We will not agree to the proposal. Consequently, the next coalition will not introduce this either," said CDU/CSU parliamentary group vice chairman gunter krings (CDU) to the german press agency in berlin on tuesday.

The discussion was triggered by a paper prepared by the responsible chief negotiators of the CDU/CSU and the SPD for the first round of coalition negotiations on wednesday. In view of the heated debate, union negotiator and current federal interior minister hans-peter friedrich (CSU) made it clear: "there is no agreement whatsoever on this."The paper was not intended for the public, he told dpa.

On wednesday, the rough round of negotiations will discuss topics such as internal affairs and justice. In the working group on domestic policy, the CDU/CSU and SPD were unable to reach agreement on the issue of direct democracy. Friedrich and his co-negotiator from the SPD, fraktionsgeschaftsfuhrer thomas oppermann, then worked out a compromise proposal.

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Schalke denies agreement with schaaf

Schalke denies agreement with schaaf

Schalke 04 is in a dilemma. The konigsblauen fubballprofis are in the eighth finals of the champions league and have in the bundesliga tuchfuhlung to the international starting places. If that’s still not enough, head coach jens keller is still a coach on call?

The discussions are more intense than ever. Since the konigsklasse draw was a welcome opportunity for distraction. "It’s a great occasion, also for our fans! To be able to compete with the most famous soccer club in the world with players like cristiano ronaldo, iker casillas or gareth bale: we’re really looking forward to it," keller said to the K.O.-encounters with the "royals. For young star julian draxler it will be a highlight: "it has always been my dream to play against real madrid and in the bernabeu one day."But: "it could hardly get much harder for us."

Whether keller will live to see the game as head coach may be doubted. For one rumor is holding firm: thomas schaaf is to take charge. Schalke immediately denied. During the christmas party, club spokesman thomas spiegel announced: "the report is false and does not correspond to the facts."Media reports that the gelsenkirchen team had reached an agreement with schaaf that the former bremen championship coach should replace jens keller at the start of the second half of the season were not acceptable to those responsible.

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Fire department pump replacement, debt reduction and a goodbye

fire department pump replacement, debt reduction and a goodbye

The gemunda fire department is currently not operational because its portable fire engine is defective and can no longer be repaired. The problem is to be solved in such a way that the gemundaer fire-brigade receives the syringe, which is in addition to the firmly installed pump on the dietersdorfer fire-brigade vehicle. The dietersdorf fire department will receive a submersible pump for flood operations and a high-performance air blower to blow smoke out of buildings. This is what the city council decided in its meeting on tuesday. The bottom line is that this will cost the city about 5,000 euros less than the purchase of a new portable fire engine for gemunda, said mayor maximilian neeb (). The dietersdorf fire engine was overhauled only two years ago.

Hospital runs satisfactorily

The flender hospital foundation, which operates the old people’s home in seblach, is developing well: for the past three years, the city has not had to contribute anything to the operation; surpluses are also expected in the coming years. Debt reduction is proceeding according to plan; debt level will be just under 1.5 million euros at the end of the year. 2016 it was still over two million euros. The budget for the current year was unanimously approved.

The building applications of daniel and monika popp (extension to a residential building in merlach) and jorg and jessica barmann (terrace roofing in dietersdorf) were also approved.

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Colorful life tate ortskernen good

Colorful life tate ortskernen good

The fruit and horticulture association of weisendorf (OGV) had invited a very renowned speaker in the form of christine bender, agricultural councillor and deputy district administrator of the schweinfurt district. The agricultural advisor from the horticultural center of bavaria north at the office for food, agriculture and forestry in kitzingen gave a lecture on "fresh wind in old walls – welcome to the old village! The past has a future. The passionate lover of historic rose varieties brought a great deal of experience with her, both from her voluntary work and from her job as district manager for horticulture and landscape conservation in lower franconia.

Bender presented the situation of numerous french villages, where more and more farms are being abandoned, some of them empty, leaving many buildings and opportunities free. Rural exodus, land consumption and the demographic development are challenges for the villages and old town centers.

The aim is to preserve the buildings that dominate the local landscape and to adapt them to today's requirements by means of new forms of use. The old villages are to be preserved alongside the new housing developments of the 1960s and 1970s and the new construction areas of recent years. In many places, new life could be breathed into them through local government measures or local conservation programs such as "our village has a future – our village should become more beautiful".

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Fesi chair for narriman

Fesi chair for narriman

The head of brands and patents at sports company puma, neil narriman (47), has been elected chairman of the european sporting goods manufacturers association (fesi). In this role, he will increase the visibility of the industry, accompany the digital transformation and advocate for tougher action against product misrepresentation. This is reported by the company on wednesday.

Narriman, who has worked at puma since 2006 and has been responsible for intellectual property there since 2012, wants to raise the profile of the sporting goods industry with legislators and regulators. It wants to show that it is an important pillar of the european economy. , the sporting goods industry in europe comprises 1800 companies and records an annual turnover of 81.5 billion euros.

Digital transformation is crucial for a successful future for the sector. Retailers, companies, logistics partners and legislators must work hand in hand. And targeting product counterfeiting, which negatively impacts industry sales and poses risks to consumers and the environment, is also an important issue for narriman. Whose term of office has now begun in december and is fixed for a period of three years.

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Now the zigzagging can continue

Now the zigzagging can continue

Not everyone can move an entire factory in three days. The A creative embroidery already. But that only works if everyone helps out together. From the apprentice to the bosses.

And as with the takeover of the then insolvent fahnenfabrik meinel, the current move from mannsflur to marktleugast was handled by the company itself: trucks were rented, the nine multi-head embroidery machines weighing several tons were dismantled, hauled, driven and reassembled from morning to night. Bales of fabric and embroidery machines hauled around and a whole bunch of boxes with patterns, templates and ornaments moved around.

To ensure that no time was lost, the employees and their families drove small parts themselves in their private cars.

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Ziegelangerer franz schick ordained deacon

Ziegelangerer franz schick ordained deacon

"The spirit of god cannot be confined within ecclesiastical structures. Where the life of the spirit makes itself felt, it can also cause astonishment or even unrest." This was emphasized by bishop friedhelm hofmann at the ordination of deacons last saturday in wurzburg's kiliansdom. Here the ziegelangerer franz schick and three other manner were ordained as permanent deacons. They were able to "have a far greater impact on society than we priests can", said the bishop. With the laying on of hands and prayer, he ordained the four believers.

About 600 believers celebrated
The festive service was under the sentence from the first letter to the corinthians of the apostle paulus: "one spirit – many gifts". One body – many members." The ceremony was attended by the vicar general karl hillenbrand, the personnel officer monsignor dietrich seidel, the pastor albin kramer, spiritual director of the deacons, numerous priests and deacons as well as relatives, friends and acquaintances of the new deacons. A total of more than 600 faithful celebrated the consecration service with.
49-year-old franz schick works as a master gardener for the city of bamberg. He is married and the father of two daughters and a son. He did his internship in the parish community of saint kilian habfurt. The formation to become a deacon is part-time and lasts at least four years. It rests on the pillars of theology, pastoral care and spiritual accompaniment. After the consecration, there are two more years of formation, the phase of vocational formation.
In his sermon for the ordination, bishop hofmann took up the message of pope francis, who made it clear that the church must not cling to privileges and entrenched structures, but must be completely open to the call of god. By the example of jesus, we can learn to become poor and to reach out to the poor and needy. Paul's view of the various gifts of grace, which all come from the one holy spirit, is not contrary to canon law, but fills the entire life of the church. "The faithful are not simply commanders from above, who only have to act when they are called upon to do so 'from above'. Those who hold the office in the church must not have the consciousness that they had to receive suggestions 'from below' in a graciously condescending manner."
Paul had already emphasized that god's spirit is present in every christian and that everyone brings it to light in his or her own way. "There is no exception, in every spirit-baptized person there are potentials that must be awakened, developed, accepted by the church", the bishop emphasized. It would be fatal to renounce these spiritual gifts. "A bitter impoverishment of the parishes was the result.
The bishop encouraged the faithful to leave room for the holy spirit in the church and to allow for reflection, responsibility and action. The permanent diaconate is a fruit of the second vatican council that has blossomed in the wurzburg diocese. "The church has as its basic mission to pass on jesus' love, manifested to us, through the times – in our own little lives – each according to his abilities and possibilities, according to the gifts of grace given to us.

Pledge of obedience
At the beginning of the consecration the four candidates were called one by one. They promised to live their lives according to jesus christ and to serve him especially in the poor, the sick, the homeless, the needy and all the marginalized. They vowed obedience to the bishop. During the invocation of the saints, the manner lay stretched out on the ground as a sign of devotion to christ. After that, bishop hofmann silently placed his hands on them and said the consecration prayer. With the four newly ordained, there are 205 permanent deacons in the wurzburg diocese. 71 of them work full-time, 134 part-time or retired.

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Clinic exchange becomes more likely

As reported, the building and land of the vitals klinik are still owned by DRV berlin-brandenburg. The current operators took over the clinic on a lease-purchase basis just over three years ago and filed for insolvency in february 2012 after the occupancy commitment on the part of DRV berlin-brandenburg had expired as agreed.
When the marbachtalklinik was taken over by dr. When the DRV moved its headquarters from georg-heim-strabe to the vitalis clinic on menzelstrabe, the advantage was that even more of the DRV’s own clinics were in the immediate vicinity and synergy effects could be exploited. In addition, the current marbachtal clinic is probably easier to market because it is not located in the special spa area and therefore permanent housing – for example, in the form of a retirement home – would be legal.
The management of the vitalis clinic is disappointed and annoyed. According to managing director richard voigt, the decision by DRV berlin-brandenburg to no longer occupy the clinic unless it could immediately arrange financing for the remaining purchase price fit the bill perfectly. Well aware that financing is impossible without an occupancy commitment, the clinic swap has already been initiated. "Even an authority like the german pension insurance company berlin-brandenburg is proceeding in a decidedly reckless manner here" so voigt.
However, the current clinic operators knew from the beginning that DRV berlin-brandenburg would withdraw after three years. This was part of the contract.

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Advent market only virtual

At the annual meeting of the ramsthal trade association, the advent market was on the agenda. In general, those present were pleased with the success of last year’s event. The response of the visitors was also very good.

However, due to the current corona situation and the associated requirements by the licensing authorities, a realization of the market in 2020 is not possible. Therefore, the active decided to cancel the advent market. The specifications and requirements had completely changed the character of the event and brought significant restrictions for stand operators and visitors.

Stand operators present themselves

Helene greubel from the bunten bauernladen suggested to set up a virtual advent market and link it to the homepage of the community. Here stand operators can present their company and offer and stay in the memory of interested visitors. The need for christmas articles exists among customers, she argued. Therefore they are to receive references to the sources of supply in the place without the christmas market. Michael riese from the ramsthal company riese concept agrees to create the corresponding pages free of charge, which will be activated in a short time.

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Gauck: inner unity of germany needs 40 years

Gauck: inner unity of germany needs 40 years

Federal president joachim gauck hailed the merger of the north elbian (hamburg/schleswig-holstein), mecklenburg and pomeranian churches as a new chapter in the trusting coexistence of east and west germany, but at the same time warned against illusions about the state of inner unity. "Change of mindset takes a long time," said gauck in his opening remarks after the solemn grounding service in the ratzeburg cathedral.

Two generations, about 40 years, are necessary "to pass from the status of dependence and oppression to the status of a free man". "We want to be happy that this unification has come about," said gauck, who deviated several times from his pre-distributed redemanuscript. It could be that some expect too much from the new organizational entity. "There has been a long phase that has made us different."Which need not be divisive, but one must be aware of them.

Gauck referred to the repressive measures against the churches in the GDR, an experience that did not exist in the west. Churches in east and west had to do very different things, said gauck, who used to be pastor in rostock. At the same time, the head of state, who in many passages explicitly presented himself as a christian and not as the president of germany, emphasized his trust in god. Christians had to take responsibility to be a blessing in this world – "that’s why we want to pray and that’s why we want to act".

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