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Young and energetic: schalke’s cash-strapped squad must rely on young talent

Young and energetic: Schalke's cash-strapped squad must rely on young talent

David wagner has little interest in the winless record series. The FC schalke 04 coach has enough on his plate trying to find solutions in the fubball bundesliga’s tightly packed remaining schedule.

The decision to rely on young and hungry players, forced on us by an intangible injury problem, is not proving to be the worst one. It is becoming increasingly clear that the 48-year-old soccer coach will have to find the right mix of talent and a few experienced professionals with leadership qualities for the upcoming season.

Schalke fans got a taste of things to come with a respectable 1-1 draw against champions league contenders bayer leverkusen. With ten professionals missing, wagner sent in a ragtag squad with an average age of 23.45, which gave the playfully superior opponents a run for their money. Of the starting eleven, only bastian oczipka (31), alessandro schopf (26) and captain caligiuri (32) were older than 23.

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Richard bar again on the podium at the german championships

Richard bar again on the podium at the german championships

In sulzbach in the saarland region of germany, the 31. German senior championships in lifesaving swimming held. Eight individual swimmers and one team from the DLRG kronach district association qualified. The active team returned to kronach with a bronze medal and several other good placings in the bag.

In the age group (AK) 70 male, richard bar (kronach) made a mistake in his first event over 50 meters combined swimming, which brought him not only a worse time but also 50 penalty points. The second competition over 25 meters dragging a doll brought him again a little closer to the medal range, but only by a good time in the third round (50 meters freestyle) bar managed to secure the hoped-for bronze medal.

Gabriele grudl (teuschnitz, AK 40 female) and renate knobloch (kronach, AK 60 female) did not have this luck. Despite excellent times, they had to be satisfied with the ungrateful fourth place in their age groups with only a small distance to the podium places. But both could be justifiably proud of their achievements.

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In the fight against the search

In the fight against the search

Around a quarter of all employees in the laufer muhle and the social operations are so-called ex-users. Ex-users are former addicts who, after successfully completing therapy, make their knowledge of addiction available to all those who come after them to the sociotherapeutic facility of the laufer muhle. But experience alone is not enough for a therapeutic qualification. Therefore, in 1998, the laufer muhle first thought about how to add professional expertise to purely empirical competence. These considerations led to the development of the "sociotherapeutic assistant" (STA), which has now been officially recognized for several years by the nurnberg academy of industry and commerce for central franconia as an "IHK certificate course".

No recognition as skilled workers

The ex-users in the laufer muhle are still fighting for another recognition. Despite their expertise, they are still regarded as auxiliaries by the cost bearers, which is naturally reflected in their financial categorization and deployment possibilities. The ex-user team around michael thiem wants to achieve a recognition at least as "part-skilled". For a long time now, they have been promoting this event to the politicians who visit the laufer muhle. After all, almost all of the federal drug commissioners have already been guests at the event.

The participants of this certification course were happy about this partial recognition, but even now, since this has not yet been achieved, they are going through the course with full commitment and great enthusiasm. "All the graduates before me have told me that the 'STA' has also helped them a great deal personally and in coming to terms with their addiction," reports one participant. By studying subjects such as psychology, sociology, addiction theories and therapeutic methods, as well as language skills, social legislation and similar topics, they were able to understand their addiction much better and, in combination with their own successful therapy, developed competencies that help them to help others who do not yet have the insight and willingness to undergo therapy.

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Edwin and anne wagner: their love lasts 65 years

Edwin and anne wagner: their love lasts 65 years

Edwin and anne wagner recently celebrated their rare iron wedding anniversary in the closest family circle. Love at first sight for 65 years.

At that time, anne wagner was supposed to deliver a letter to the otto publishing house in bamberg for the print shop where she was working. At that time, the jubilarian was a publishing house clerk. When they met, there was an immediate spark between the two of them.

On whitsunday 1955, the young couple said "I do" to each other. For professional reasons, the couple initially lived in essen, where their daughter and son were born. Later they moved back to bamberg. Their second son was born here. Anne and edwin wagner have lived in their own house in the memmelsdorf suburb of drosendorf since 1973.

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Streetcars collapsed in mannheim

streetcars collapsed in mannheim

More than 20 people were injured in a rear-end collision involving two streetcars in mannheim this morning – but mostly only slightly.

According to the police and fire department, two seriously injured and 19 slightly injured people had to be treated. Against 6.00 o’clock a streetcar of the line 5 had collided with a preceding streetcar in the direction of the main station at the stop kunsthalle in the city center. How it came to the clash was initially unclear.

"The rescue service is on the spot with many vehicles", hailed the police. The kaiserring is fully closed in the direction of the main train station. There are traffic obstructions. "This is of course not unproblematic during rush hour in the city center," said a police spokesman.

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Even d trains to berlin stopped in stockheim

Even d trains to berlin stopped in stockheim

When on 7. When the legendary adler locomotive steamed from nurnberg to furth in december 1835, there were only a few optimists who thought the triumphant advance of the railroad was possible. Almost 60 years later, europe was covered with a widely ramified rail network. Industrialization experienced through "rolling progress an unexpected upswing.

The decisive factor for the development of the railroad was steam power, which was technically implemented by the englishman james watt as early as 1769, thus ushering in a new era. The mobile source of energy from now on promoted the ancient agricultural and artisanal society to the industrial society of the modern era. And stockheim, which was connected to the rail network exactly 150 years ago, was also involved in this upswing at an early stage.

Joseph von swaine never lets up
with the construction of the ludwig-sud-north railroad, the rail line reached the hochstadt/marktzeuln station as early as 1846. But as early as 1842, mine owner baron joseph von swaine (stckheim) had vigorously pushed for a connection to stockheim. It came first to an intermediate draw. In 1846, the mine owners von swaine and von weib from the stockheim and neuhaus coal mines had built a coal loading station at the hochstadt station.

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The controversial jungkreut development area is surprisingly off the table

The controversial jungkreut development area is surprisingly off the table

There were already young families who had hopes for a building plot in the direction of the michelsberg forest. But the idea of pushing the outskirts of gaustadt further west along the road to the animal shelter is apparently facing insurmountable obstacles.

As bamberg's mayor andreas starke (SPD) said, a few days ago a unanimous resolution was passed by the supervisory board of the municipal utility company. In it, the political factions prioritize water conservation over the acquisition of building land. The OB said that this would make the planned development a failure.

Background: in the current framework plan procedure, the municipal utility company has pointed out the importance of the fountain located not far from breitackerstrabe. The source has been reliably supplying high quality water for many decades.

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Dominican building gets artistic windows

Dominican building gets artistic windows

Eight renowned artists, who have already made a name for themselves with glass works, took part in an invitation-only competition organized by the bamberg state building authority for new insulating glass windows for the ancient dominican building in the sand. The competition was not an end in itself. The idea for this came about during the search for a solution for the energetic renovation of the windows. The state building authority and the state office for the preservation of historical monuments agreed to replace the old, but not historically valuable windows with artistically designed heat protection glass.

Gunter grohs, a graduate glass designer from wernigerode, emerged as the winner of the competition. His design and those of the other participants are on display in the dominikanerbau from today until next wednesday at the latest. The room that serves as the university's auditorium is open today from 10 a.M. To 3 p.M., tomorrow, friday, from 10 a.M. To 2 p.M., and from monday to wednesday of next week from 10 a.M. To 3 p.M. Each day.

The main entrance is closed because of the roof works. The auditorium can only be entered through the barrier-free side entrance in the passage to the inner courtyard.

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Bad bruckenau: proposals for the library

Bad bruckenau: proposals for the library

The city council – twelve of the total of 20 council members had come to the specially convened meeting – thronged between the bookshelves on tuesday evening. 200 active users registered the library in the past year. "That’s little, that’s very little. This is worryingly little", stated jan marberg. He has been head of the city library in the old town hall since december.

The rooms are small, sometimes cramped, and inaccessible to people with walking disabilities. The staff could not keep track of arriving visitors. The signatures of the bookers are different. Movies, music cds or console games are not available at all. Several books, especially in the non-fiction section, are considered outdated. A single powerful computer was still available. At least, free W-lan is available in the entire building (tourist information, library and local history rooms).

Yet the city library has a lot to offer, actually. High school graduates receive textbooks via interlibrary loan. Horbucher order marberg and his colleague roland heinlein about a local library network. There is a room for children and a room for teenagers. The library works closely with the city kindergarten. School classes regularly enter the building.

Finance

Schaeffler sees itself back on track

Schaeffler sees itself back on track

At 505 million euros, consolidated net profit for the first six months was a good fifth below the previous year’s level – on sales of 5.652 billion euros (plus 5.1 percent); however, special effects from financial market transactions had pushed the profit at that time to unusual heights. If the first quarter of 2011 is disregarded, schaeffler generated its highest quarterly net profit since 2010 from april to june 2012 at 269 million euros.

CEO jurgen geibinger therefore expressed his satisfaction when presenting the half-year figures on tuesday: "we were able to continue the success story of the past two years. We have again generated a gross profit."The fact that it wasn’t rougher also has something to do with the schaeffler group’s billions in debt. In the first half of the year, the company paid more than 300 million euros in interest on its current debt of around 7.094 billion euros. All in all, the group is currently suffering from a debt burden of around 12 billion euros, part of which is parked at the schaeffler holding company.

The billion-dollar debts on schaeffler’s books will probably keep the memory of the turbulence surrounding the takeover of tire manufacturer conti alive for a long time to come. Schaeffler almost swallowed the company giant when it bought it – the french family-owned company was only able to finance the takeover with loans worth billions of euros. Now that the company is programmed for growth again, the management board seems to be relaxed about the mountain of debt. "We do not have a debt reduction target at the moment". The capital structure is intact," said schaeffler CFO klaus rosenfeld in a conference call on tuesday.