Preventing a flood of advertising in the mailbox

Preventing a flood of advertising in the mailbox

This is particularly annoying when the advertising pours out of the mailbox and thus betrays your absence. But many people are also annoyed by the superfluous brochures that flutter into their homes day after day. However, one is not powerless, but can defend oneself against it.

Stickers against unwanted advertising

It makes sense to attach a sticker to the mailbox which, thanks to the imprint "please do not post any advertising", prohibits the deliverers from doing so. Currently, such stickers are distributed free of charge by, for example, geizkragen.De issued. If one has affixed one of these stickers, there should theoretically be peace, since advertising distributors and also the post office must adhere to it. However, it often happens that flyers and brochures are still in the mailbox without being asked. If this is the case, you have the right to take action against it.

“Unicef photo of the year” shows boy from togo

Spanish photographer antonio aragon renuncio’s portrait focuses on the bravery and optimism of children despite the most difficult circumstances, the UN children’s fund said in berlin on thursday.

A photograph by bangladeshi-born turjoy chowdhury came in second: it shows a baby born stateless in a rohingya refugee camp, who are fleeing violence in their homeland of myanmar. Third place went to israeli photographer rina castelnuovo for her reportage on a palestinian boy from the gaza strip.

Two of the ten honorable mentions went to germany, to marlena waldthausen for her reportage "finally no longer teased" and to jesco denzel for his reportage "on uncertain ground".

Bridge financing for tom tailor is extended

Bridge financing for Tom Tailor is extended

Troubled tom tailor fashion chain gains time in struggle for turnaround. The bridge financing agreement with syndicate banks and tom tailor holding SE will be extended until mid-september, the company announced in hamburg.

The aim is to finalize an independent assessment of the company’s economic situation and to reach agreement on the final financing structure. A short-term loan from the major chinese shareholder fosun would also be extended. The banks and fosun remained in "constructive talks," it said.

At the same time, the situation of the fashion chain worsened: in the second quarter, sales of the tom tailor group fell by 6.4 percent year-on-year to a good 195 million euros, as the company further announced on the basis of preliminary figures. Operating profit (EBIDTA) slumped from 22.7 million euros to 4.5 million euros. Bonita also reported a drop in sales of over a quarter to 49.9 million euros and made an operating loss.

Comes a market hall in the old lady chapel?

It was a poster in a showcase that led to speculation in bamberg’s old town and to a question from the GAL to the city’s leadership: what will become of the profaned marienkapelle at the pfahlplatzchen??

The striking sandstone building with its gothic windows has been under discussion since it was sold by the evangelical free church congregation in 2008. Several considerations to create a cultural space here have come to nothing. Even the city could not bring itself to buy the building.

A new change of ownership brings movement into the matter again. As the poster in the showcase in front of the church showed, a market hall is to be built here one day.

New way of delivering parcels: federal transport minister wants to launch pilot project

new way of delivering parcels: federal transport minister wants to launch pilot project

Federal minister of transport andreas scheuer wants to test the delivery of parcels by subway in view of the increase in delivery traffic in cities. "I would be willing to do a pilot project with a city where we rebuild a subway and make a special package subway out of it", the CSU politician told the newspapers of the new berlin editorial society (saturday).

New delivery service to help reduce above-ground traffic

This train could run from two o’clock at night and transport parcels and packages to intermediate storage facilities – so-called micro-hubs – at stops in individual city districts.



Spahn criticizes spectator “patchwork” in professional soccer

Spahn criticizes spectator 'patchwork' in professional soccer

He would have very much liked "to have a common approach for the start of the federal league by the end of october," spahn said at an appearance with the chairwoman of the state health ministers, berlin’s senator dilek kalayci (SPD), in berlin. This also applies against the background that corresponding decisions of the 16 minister presidents with chancellor angela merkel (CDU) are less than two weeks old.

Professional soccer, however, had not waited for an all-german regulation on the return of spectators. With the admission of up to 4500 fans, bundesligist 1. FC union berlin this saturday in the test against the 1. FC nurnberg the next signal of the industry’s growing will to end ghost games. Most recently, bundesliga team RB leipzig received permission to play its first home game against FSV mainz 05 in mid-september in front of up to 8500 spectators. Hertha BSC will then play against eintracht frankfurt in front of around 4000 fans in berlin’s olympiastadion.

Spahn now stressed that a coordinated approach would make sense. "I think for acceptance as a whole, a uniform approach would be better."At the same time, the situation is the way it is. Local authorities would decide on their own responsibility. He hopes that everyone is aware – authorities and clubs alike – "that there is a great responsibility to ensure that the risks of infection are minimized in the process. If this succeeds, it can also serve as an example for other areas."The preliminary work of the german soccer league for a return of the spectators is good, spahn again praised. He has always said: "the decisive factor is on the field, not on paper."

Joachim hupp’s wanderings

Joachim Hupp's wanderings


Good news for the handball players of the landesliga relegated TV etwashausen: until now, the situation – at least for outsiders – was that the department does not care whether the team is relegated another time or not. The downward trend was simply accepted, including the move into the district league. The numerous departures were not replaced. Because one did not want or could not? In the meantime, however, reactions are leaking out, which indicate a change. If to descend, at least not without having tried something. The attempts looked in such a way that three former players (fresz, herrling, trabold) were addressed, in order to induce them to a return. Even if the efforts have not yet met with any tangible success, the effort suggests that the sausage impression may have been deceiving after all. Or is it the pure gate conclusion panic, because meanwhile also the responsible persons of the TV etwashausen do themselves heavily with it to play in the next season only district league?


Relieving the burden on caring relatives

Relieving the burden on caring relatives

Theresa schiffl caring for a relative is a challenge: washing, doctor’s visits, hospital stays, the household and the often deteriorating state of health take a lot of energy out of the partner and family. Nevertheless, there is a lot of help such as nursing courses, discussion groups or cures. In addition, visiting services such as the care companions of the vdk social association provide respite from the daily care routine.

Visiting service for relief

"It’s a change for those affected and a relief for the family", explains dieter werthmann, chairman of the vdk local association lichtenfels. The advanced training for care companions is offered once a year. "Currently we already have five registrations. From ten the course takes place", so dieter werthmann.

One of the care companions is elke rauh. She has experience as a nurse and as a caring relative. With the pension she wanted to engage then honorary. "I visit a man who has a severe disability. In the two hours, we go for a walk or play schafkopf when the weather is nice.", she says and smiles. Over time, she says, a friendship and a relationship of trust develop with those in need of care. "He always looks forward to seeing me, his wife told me." recently he has also "I like the fei", says said.

Nuremberg mayor christian vogel on the frankenschnellweg and its future

Christian vogel (SPD) has been mayor for two years 2. Mayor in nuremberg and second most powerful man in city hall behind lord mayor ulrich maly (also SPD).

From city councilor to mayor – the trained businessman has had a picture-perfect political career in his home city. However, vogel has many open construction sites in the city. One could be forgiven for thinking that the 46-year-old is emulating the great comrade sigmar gabriel a bit, presenting himself as close to the people but politically hapless. The dispute over the intersection-free expansion of the frankenschnellweg with the bund naturschutz continues to smolder, the leaking pools of the dolphin lagoon in the zoo have not been repaired and a name sponsor for the stadium has still not been found.

In an interview with our newspaper, vogel explains why he and mayor maly have not always seen eye to eye over the past two years and how he wants to quickly clear up the biggest issue – the dispute over the frankenschnellweg expressway.

Opening is on 12. May

Opening is on 12. May

Brigitte krause and klaus schmitt

karin kraus and britta merkel don’t get much sleep these days. The animal protection initiative (ti) hassberge is currently working hard to set up the animal shelter so that it can go into operation in mid may. The fence surrounding the extensive open area will be completed in the next few days. Inside, the animal pens and enclosures are already largely finished. The walls are decorated with colorful and beautiful pictures, which give the facility a friendly atmosphere.

Artwork on the walls

TI chairwoman britta merkel and karin kraus are pleased with the efforts of laura may, bianca daumer, monika hofmann and annika masurek. They painted the walls. "Have you already photographed this? The signpost is my pride and joy", says britta merkel, who is of course happy about all the artwork on the walls. Many institutions, private donors and companies have also donated for the equipment of the animal shelter in the last weeks. At the moment, the application for an operating license is with the hassberge veterinary office at the district administration office in hassfurt. Animal shelter manager will be britta merkel with her deputy karin kaus. You both have the certificate of competence to run an animal shelter.
Very satisfied are the active, as britta merkel says, with the foyer of the animal shelter. The events and lectures in the animal shelter are to take place here in the entrance hall at a later date. With some actions the operators want to make sure that the animal shelter is an open house and accessible for the population. One of the first opportunities will certainly arise in june or july. Then the hassberge animal protection initiative celebrates its tenth birthday. With a firm in the pound.
First of all, one last very big effort is necessary: on wednesday, 9. May, all members and other helpers are welcome during the day. Then, before the opening ceremony on saturday, 12. May, 2 to 6 p.M. (zeller strabe 1, 97478 knetzgau) cleared up. The big final cleanup is coming up.
The new animal shelter between knetzgau and zell was inaugurated at the end of november. The key as the new operator was given to the animal protection initiative habberge, which is rebuilding the care of lost and found animals in the district of habberge.
In 2011, the animal shelter in hassfurt, then under the management of the animal welfare association of hassfurt city and country, was closed by the veterinary office of the district administration for hygienic reasons. Since then, the care of lost and found animals has not been clarified. The animal protection initiative (TI) habberge temporarily took her over on a private farm in oberschwappach. A new animal shelter was needed.
The search for a site took longer than expected. Possible plots of land in the district were shortlisted, but there was resistance from the population on several occasions. Since february 2015, the district of hassberge had certainty and acquired the property near zell. It could be built.