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Parents often underestimate degree of overweight of their children

Parents often underestimate degree of overweight of their children

The girls and boys also often did not know their high weight status. This was the conclusion of a wide-ranging study presented at the european congress on obesity in glasgow, uk. The congress continues until wednesday.

For their meta-analysis, the researchers used 87 studies from around the world over the past 20 years. These included 24.774 children and adolescents from 0 to 19 years and their parents.

"Despite attempts to demand public awareness of the problem of obesity, our findings show that childhood obesity is often underestimated," said abrar alshahrani of the university of nottingham in england. As a result, many children did not get the support they needed to stay healthy.

Corona

Bad bruckenau: pink print instead of starter pistol

Bad bruckenau: pink print instead of starter pistol

Pleasant temperatures, sunshine and dry ground are normally ideal conditions for the bad bruckenau pink run. But the tenth edition of this major event, which has seen an ever-increasing number of participants and is now known far beyond the borders of the city, had to be cancelled this year because of corona. The already well advanced plans for the small jubilee in front of a large audience disappeared for the time being in the drawer again.

Since the cancellation had already taken place quite early, the responsible persons decided for a completely new variant. "Pink 9 ½" the magic word of a donation and campaign week that has been running since 3. October and until 10. October in aid of the "breast cancer germany" association the event goes over the stage and takes place completely in digital space.

However, mayor jochen vogel (CSU) and the entire organization team, together with some representatives of the local associations, did not want to completely forego at least one symbolic gesture in reality. There was no obligatory gun salute on the market square on saturday, but instead the head of the town hall spoke "in a small circle" with the help of a stencil, several pink prints were made on the pavement.

Finance

Foundation assets in jeopardy due to bank failure?

Foundation assets in jeopardy due to bank failure?

The news of the takeover of HSH (hamburgisch-schleswig-holsteinische)-nordbank by the US investors cerberus and james christopher flowers has startled city councilor klaus neuner (CSU). He cares about the liquid assets of the pastor norbert stang/paul herbst "schen foundation. By decision of the city council, a sum of 118,000 euros had been invested with this troubled institution in 2015.
Already in february 2000, the estate of pastor michael norbert stang and paul herbst had been combined and invested in the ebermannstadt senior center. Nine of the 73 apartments, which are intended to enable senior citizens to live independently within their own four walls, are owned by the foundation.
According to neuner, the original idea was to buy one additional apartment with the tenant lot and thus fulfill the foundation’s purpose. However, the foundation’s supervision did not play along here. A foundation fund has been requested in order to be liquid in the event of unforeseen renovation work. In addition, the statutes stipulated that every year at christmas, gifts were to be given to needy seniors. Money had to be available for this as well.
Until 2015, the foundation’s assets, which had grown to a rough order of almost 120,000 euros, were invested as a fixed deposit at a local bank (sparkasse). Due to the rapid development of interest rates, the city council instructed the administration to examine alternative forms of investment.
The choice fell on a product from HSH nordbank, which the bank’s financial advisor had recommended to the administration. The city council decided on 27. July 2015 to invest 118,000 euros with HSH nordbank at an interest rate of 0.84 percent. A decision that was made in agreement with the foundation supervisor of the district office.
"We had not done that", a member of the forchheim foundation committee criticizes this decision. Even then, according to the financial expert from forchheim, there were clear signs that this north german credit institution was in a bad way. The unrivaled interest rates alone had set off alarm bells among city councilors. "The higher the interest, the higher the risk. Everybody knows that", finds the member of the forchheim foundation committee.
However, he adds, it depends on how the money is invested. If there is something in the terms of business about risk liability, it could be that in the event of bankruptcy, the deposits are gone.
"That’s why I asked explicitly, but our chamberlain was relatively quiet about it", klaus neuner adds.
Chamberman wolfgang krippel appeased. "This is nothing risky and has been agreed with the foundation’s supervisory authority."
In a written statement, mayor christiane meyer (NLE) adds that the plant is tamper-proof, a loss of value is almost impossible, and a rough stability of value is ensured. The ebermannstadt mayor underlines. "Despite the planned sale, the foundation’s deposit is secured." It refers to paragraph 94(4) of the security system of the savings banks financial group. The joint liability scheme of the savings bank financial groups will be effective for two years after the sale of the HSH-bank.
Councilman klaus neuner, on the other hand, counters: "according to the deposit protection act, generally only deposits up to an amount of 100.000 euros covered by the statutory entitlement." He asks: "what about the remaining? Who guarantees that the foundation will receive the entire sum back in august??"
Mayor christiane meyer, on the other hand, is confident that the foundation will not lose any money. Since the commitment period of the investment of the foundation assets of the parrer stang/paul herbst foundation with nordbank expires on 6. The administration will propose to the city council a new form of investment that takes account of the current development.

Leaders

Australian head of government gillard survives a fightback vote

australian head of government gillard survives a fightback vote

In the battle for the party and government leadership, australian prime minister julia gillard on monday won a commanding victory over her rival and incumbent kevin rudd.

In a vote in the labor caucus in canberra parliament, the first woman to lead the australian government distanced her challenger by 71 votes to 31. Conservative opposition leader tony abbott called for new elections after the power tussle.

"The political drama is over. Now we are concentrating on 2013," said gillard (50). Then the elections will take place, in which the labor party had no chance of winning according to current polls. She’s down to 35 percent approval, 10 percentage points less than the opposition. Gillard leads a minority government and keeps her head above water in parliament only with the votes of greens and independents. "I think today was not so much a new start as a stay of execution," said abbott.

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Juliette binoche heads the berlinale jury

Juliette binoche heads the berlinale jury

French actress juliette binoche (54) becomes jury president of the 69th french awards. Berlinale (7. Until 17. February). As an oscar winner, binoche ("chocolat") is one of the most distinguished international actresses, berlinale president dieter kosslick said in a statement on tuesday.

She has appeared in more than 70 films and is the first european actress to have won awards at the berlin, venice and cannes film festivals.

"I am looking forward to this special rendezvous with the entire jury and will approach my task with a lot of joy and care," the actress explained.

Finance

Bvb managing director watzke: “take the next step”

Bvb managing director watzke: 'take the next step'

Borussia dortmund enters the new season with a lot of confidence. In an interview with the deutsche presse-agentur, managing director hans-joachim watzke explains why he has set the championship as the season’s goal for the first time in years.

Question: the first duel between the two title favorites, FC bayern and BVB, will take place on saturday. How important is the supercup for you?? Is it a well-paid test or a first gauge for the rest of the season??

Hans-joachim watzke: it’s the most important test of preparation, but also the first compulsory game. Due to the close finish of the two teams in the previous season, the game has naturally taken on a different significance for many german soccer fans. In the past, the stadium was sold out in a week or two. This time it was a few hours. People are eagerly awaiting it. And from what i hear from munich, it’s being taken seriously there, too.

News

No terror suspects: police release london driver

No terror suspects: police release london driver

After incident in london where car hit crowd, police see no suspicion of terrorism.

The 47-year-old driver was released on sunday after being taken to a hospital on saturday for treatment and then to a police station on charges of endangering traffic. The investigation continued, the police in london announced on sunday.

In total, there had been eleven injured when the 47-year-old’s car hit fubganger near the natural history museum. Nine of them were taken to hospital, including the driver; most had already been able to leave, police said.

Finance

“Good examples”: mainstockheim “open house” is in the finals

This is the fifth year that BR kulturradio bayern 2 has honored people and their projects for a better society with its "good example" competition. The jury nominated five finalists from among the 400 or so entries. As of now, the public can call bayern2.De/gutes-beispiel vote on the winner and the distribution of the prize money totaling 10,000 euros.

One of the finalists is the mainstockheim project "open house. The keller family has been working for years to preserve old, seed-resistant varieties of vegetables that can be used and propagated in any garden. The seed festival, where hundreds of tomato, potato and bean varieties are exchanged, has found many imitators throughout germany. Open house has reintroduced three old wheat varieties to the market and now wants to cultivate a lower franconian variety of cabbage again in the region.

The award ceremony will take place on wednesday, 29. April 2020, from 18.05 o’clock live on bayern 2 instead. The jury members and finalists are connected. Until then, you can order online at bayern2.De/good-example uber the winners to be voted on. In addition, on 29. April also the opportunity to vote by telephone.

Corona

Scouting in times of corona: television instead of stadium

Scouting in times of corona: television instead of stadium

Clemens fritz would actually be traveling somewhere in europe right now. Sweden, france or austria – on any given soccer field, the head scout of werder bremen would take a close look at players who might be considered for a commitment.

Spring is usually the most hectic period for bundesliga scouts, as they have to put together the squads for the new season. But in times of corona everything is different. Also and especially for the scouts and game observers of the clubs.

"I can’t imagine any scout being out right now," says fritz. In all of europe, the game is currently suspended due to the unprecedented pandemic, and only in russia is the game still being played. However, this is not an interesting market for german clubs. "We’re certainly not going to send a scout to russia now," says fritz.

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Thousands protest against coal

Thousands protest against coal

Thousands of people protested against coal in the rhenish coalfield on saturday and disrupted the open pit mining operation – despite a large police presence.

According to police reports, some 2,500 young people sat down on the tracks of the transport train that brings coal from the rhenish open-cast mine of hambach to the power plants.

The activists wanted to paralyze the open-cast mining infrastructure in the rhenish mining area. Because some broke through a police cordon and ran across the A4 autobahn, it had to be closed for several hours. For the same reason, the train service between duren and aachen was temporarily suspended.