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Tsv staffelstein turns the game around in the final quarter

Tsv staffelstein turns the game around in the final quarter

After a mixed first half of the season in the upper district league, in which the TSV staffelstein men’s basketball team is in sixth place in the table, coach mario reitz’s team impressed with a victory in the district cup. By the 54:49 at BBF kups the staffelsteiner qualified for the final-four-tournament of the cup, which will be played at the end of march.

The district league team from kups had surprisingly defeated the favorite and district upper league team post-SV bamberg with 87:86 in the preliminary round – so the staffelstein team was warned against the surprise team from kups.

"It was clear to us that we could not take the opponent lightly. However, we didn’t expect BBF kups to come out fighting.", said reitz. "This had little to do with gentle basketball then. But we are even more happy that we held out for 40 minutes and won the game in the final quarter."

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40. Berlin marathon: over 40,000 runners on the course

40. Berlin marathon: over 40,000 runners on the course

"I have trained hard. I know it’s possible," said the 31-year-old. Currently, the world’s fastest time is 2:03:38, set by kipsang’s compatriot patrick makau in the german capital in 2011. The track in berlin is considered one of the fastest in the world. Four-time berlin winner haile gebrselassie from athiopia kicked off this year’s race.

Numerous streets in berlin had already been closed to traffic early on sunday. In addition, there is a different security concept for the race, which is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the german capital. For the first time, the start and finish area in berlin’s zoo will be fenced off. People controls are announced. The organizers of the berlin marathon are responding to the attacks at the race in boston with these measures. On 15. April three people were killed in a bomb attack.

A tragic incident overshadowed the skater marathon on saturday. A 71-year-old participant collapsed and died at kottbusser tor.

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“Humor always helps”

With its news-style contributions, the award-winning satirical website "der postillon since 2008, confusion and excitement have been caused again and again, especially in social media. Whether it was the introduction of a european national soccer team or the news that angela merkel had founded the afd – even politicians, media and readers fell for the satirical messages. Since 2014, the postillon news has been presented by the presenter duo thieb neubert and anne rothauser in their own tv show, and there is also a radio show. Since the end of last year, the two presenters have been on the "der postillon – live deutschlandtour" on the road. On 14. September they come to bamberg. In an interview, the two reveal why satire contributes to general education and why it can sometimes be frustrating when news reports are not taken seriously. What can satire ideally do for political, social and cultural discussions?? Anne rothauser: it certainly contributes to general education, because it brings current topics to the people, who sometimes only find out about them through us. So satire slows down the much lamented stupefaction of the masses.

Thieb neubert: at its best, satire can point out grievances, but sometimes it can also simply entertain people.

"The postillon joked recently about having failed miserably to get a number on the appointment of a goldman sachs investment banker as secretary of state to the federal treasury. Can satire not do everything?

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Bayern’s all-round success, relegation worries and schalke’s problems

Bayern's all-round success, relegation worries and Schalke's problems

FC bayern can play the remaining games this saturday from 18.30 o’clock with a supposed compulsory victory against the relegation candidates fortuna dusseldorf extend the lead at the top of the table of the fubball-bundesliga at least for one day to ten points.

But a little caution is called for. Fortuna has lost just one of nine games under coach uwe rosler, and last season the dusseldorf team drew 3-3 in munich.

The remaining games this saturday (15 p.M.).30 p.M.) are particularly marked by the relegation battle. The penultimate werder bremen wants to confirm his auartstrend and send with an auswartsieg schalke 04 even deeper into the crisis. FSV mainz 05, fourth from last, is under pressure against 1899 hoffenheim, threatening to slip into the relegation zone. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for the 14th-placed team in the league table. Eintracht frankfurt, who are guests at vfl wolfsburg. In addition, hertha BSC receives the FC augsburg.

Finance

Spain slides further into recession

spain slides further into recession

With this, the statisticians confirmed an initial estimate by the spanish central bank. Spain’s GDP had already contracted by 0.3 percent in each of the previous two quarters.

The worsening of the crisis is even more evident in a year-on-year comparison: economic output fell by 1.0 percent in the second quarter, compared with minus 0.4 percent in the first quarter.

Spain’s economy is being hit hard by the government’s drastic restructuring course – with savings and tax increases. Unemployment in spain is at its highest level in decades at almost 25 percent.

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Manfred dittmar has been with the liberals for 40 years

Manfred dittmar has been with the liberals for 40 years

Manfred dittmar still remembers his "beginnings" well with the liberals, when he was on the campaign trail in a rickety VW bus, putting up and taking down posters and campaign stands.
The mabbach farmer's role model at the time was georg gallus, FDP secretary of state for agriculture under josef ertl (FDP), the federal minister responsible for food, agriculture and forestry from 1969 to 1983. At the beginning of the seventies, manfred dittmar joined the FDP, because in the sixties he thought "this is the best party, with honest people". The farmer from mabbach actually met party members gallus and ertl several times in person, because he also got into politics.
Into "small politics however only, but after only a few years, manfred dittmar, then under district administrator marco dyga, was the youngest district council member in the county of bad kissingen.
Manfred dittmar was honored for his 40 years of party membership at a summer party of the two FDP district associations of bad kissingen and schweinfurt. "Even though this was supposed to have taken place two years ago, but our jubilarian hasn't had time to do it yet", according to hans-joachim hofstetter, district chairman of the FDP in bad kissingen. 

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Thyssenkrupp boss denounces management failure

thyssenkrupp boss denounces management failure

"I’m not going to gloss over anything here, because it’s obvious that a lot has gone wrong in the past," said the manager, who has only been in office since the beginning of 2011. Germany’s largest steel group has to cope with a record loss of five billion euros in the fiscal year ended september due to misinvestments overseas.

On the previous evening, the supervisory board had dismissed half of the management board at the end of the year. Steel business in europe now also causing problems. The group CEO’s new share price was well received on the stock market. Thyssenkrupp shares rose almost 6 percent by midday to top the dax index.

The background to the deep crisis is above all massive losses in the construction of steel mills in brazil and the USA. A further 3.6 billion euros had to be written off on the steel mills, which are now up for sale. Hiesinger called the outmab of misinvestments dramatic. For seven years, the group has spent more money than it has received.

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The butterfly chosen

The butterfly chosen

Michael bush "pavilion" – the term irritated one or the other visitor who had come to the carl-platz-school in herzogenaurach on the occasion of its inauguration. For with the idea of a "free-standing, light structure in a garden or park, a projecting structural part of a building that stands out from the rest of the building by means of a roof usually in the form of a dome", as at least various lexicons define the term, the new building does not have much in common anymore.

But principal markus hahn was happy to clarify the situation: "the term pavilion was used until the 18th century. Century for a rough, square tent", he started his exports. The word was borrowed from the french and stood for butterfly in the true sense of the word, since the folded ends at the tent exit reminded one of the appearance of a butterfly.

"If today I have the honor of receiving the new pavilion for the school community and have the choice between a war tent and a butterfly, it is not difficult for me to decide", explained hahn.

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An unintentional adrenaline kick for the hammelburgers

An unintentional adrenaline kick for the hammelburgers

VC dresden – TV/DJK hammelburg 1:3 (25:19, 22:25, 27:29, 22:25).

The first adrenaline kick came shortly after the departure to the state capital of saxony, just under 400 kilometers away. Because the yellow engine warning light came on in one of the two team buses, they refrained from continuing their journey. After a few phone calls, department head thomas greinwald and team manager frank jansen rushed to the spontaneous assignment: while greinwald drove the defective bus from werneck back to hammelburg, jansen continued the journey to dresden in his private vehicle with the rest of the team.

There, where the home team started highly concentrated and after the victory over friedrichshafen the night before was again on course with the first set win. Especially in the eaves attack, the saxons were almost unstoppable, who also presented powerful serves against hammelburger, who had ordered the second libero on the field as a tactical means of coach thiago welter with finn jansen.

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“Show an edge”

As far as forecasts are concerned, the limits for farmers resemble the weather and the lottery numbers. This was emphasized by food chemist udo pollmer as keynote speaker at the general meeting of the association for agricultural education (vlf) at the hotel goger in augsfeld. The speaker is the co-author of a series of bestsellers, most recently his book "wer hat das rind zur sow gemacht" ("who turned the beef into a pig")?" For some attention.

In front of numerous farmers from the region, he took a very critical look at many a zeitgeist. He also has no sympathy for the way in which limits are set for manure or for plant protection. At the same time, he also called on farmers to "show an edge".

The discussions about nitrate contamination of drinking water, the "mole in the glass, the speaker called propaganda and proved his thesis with corresponding figures. It’s simply a case of "going against a very specific set of ideas" no longer. Only samples with nitrate levels above 50 milligrams per liter have been passed on to the EU. The farmers had also failed to communicate this. Interestingly, the groundwater in nature reserves was the most polluted. Otherwise we have a largely optimal water quality.