“Germany fever”: sweden’s ibrahimovic warns

The course is set. No one dares to knock germany off the top spot any more. Neither the fubballers from austria, who were fainthearted after their 3-0 defeat in munich, nor iren or sweden.

In the three-way battle for second place in the table, sweden will play kazakhstan on tuesday in astana (18.00 a.M.) at least maintain their comfortable starting position. The scandinavians have 14 points, ahead of austria and ireland (both 11), which still entitles them to participate in the play-offs for the 2014 FIFA world cup in brazil.

In addition, the two pursuers meet on tuesday in vienna directly and steal each other points from the swedish point of view bestoglich. Germany tops the table with 19 payers.

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Package tours: cancellation fees disappear forever?

Who knows what will happen in two or three months?? This uncertainty pervades the corona pandemic. And it is one reason why vacation planning is so difficult at the moment. In fact, no one knows when travel will be possible again without restrictions. The tour operators have reacted to this: actually, vacationers have to pay high cancellation fees if they cancel their trip at relatively short notice because they do not want to leave after all. So if there are no travel warnings or other unusual circumstances that allow you to leave the trip for free anyway. But this sacred cow has been slaughtered by some operators.

Cancellation often free of charge

At DER touristik, for example, anyone who has booked by 31 december. December books a vacation with a departure date up to october 2021 and can cancel or rebook it free of charge up to 14 days before departure, with just a few exceptions. The aim is "maximum flexibility and planning security", according to the organizer.

FTI from munich does it this way: for bookings until 31. January is a free cancellation with money back guarantee up to 14 days before departure possible. This is to keep vacationers flexible. At alltours, package tours with fixed prices can be booked between the beginning of april and the end of october 2021 until 15. Marz can be rebooked or canceled free of charge. Winter trips can be canceled anyway up to two weeks before the start of the season without any fees.

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Christina kob and renate schramm are tops

Christina kob and renate schramm are tops

The schutzenverein itzgrund is very proud of its schutzin christina kob, who last year brought the bavarian championship title in air rifle mounted shooting to grobheirath and even became the german champion. Schutz, who comes from untersiemau, successfully defended her title this year and became bavarian champion in this discipline for the second time in a row in the senior III female class. Christina kob had again this year a steady hand and a sure eye. As gaumeisterin and upper franconian vice-district champion, she was able to travel to the bavarian championships at the olympic slalom facility hochbruck in munich in good spirits. There she shot 318.4 rings, which meant the championship title in the senior III female category. Christina kob had strong competition, among them was renate schramm from the schutzenverein rottenbach. Schramm was at the level of the 2. He came in first place with 313.6 rings and had won the district championship with 317.9 rings. At the bavarian championships, she achieved 316.4 rings and took third place on the winners' podium. Now the two protectors from coburg are preparing for the german championships. 

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New dike breach on the elbe

New dike breach on the elbe

Further north in brandenburg, lower saxony and schleswig-holstein, helpers hoped to bandage the elbe flood with masses of sandbags. After a bridge closure there were serious delays in ICE traffic. Chancellor angela merkel (CDU) again assured the flood victims of support during a visit to the river elbe in wittenberge.

Flood damage throughout germany is now estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars. A meeting of the 16 minister presidents with chancellor merkel, which had been planned anyway, is to be expanded this thursday to include talks on flood aid.

The sodden, broken dike in the district of stendal in saxony-anhalt was breached around midnight over a length of about 50 meters. 1000 cubic meters of water per second shot into the shallows and are now flooding the region. Around 3,000 people had to seek safety, further evacuations were planned.

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