In the end, anger and frustration remain

In the end, anger and frustration remain

Angry, frustrated and left alone. That’s exactly how the former schlecker employees from lower franconia feel. They sit helplessly together at a table, stirring their coffee cups and telling each other about their latest experiences at the employment agency. Nancy stahl is one of them. The 32-year-old from nudlingen last worked at the branch in munnerstadt before it closed its doors for good at the end of june, as many other places did.
"For me a world has collapsed. But I hoped until the end", says nancy. She enjoyed working at schlecker. Ten years. It wasn’t until last november that she returned to the steinach branch from parental leave. It closed in december. She then spent another six months as a springer in bad kissingen, poppenlauer and munnerstadt. In the last few weeks during the sellout, the shelves became emptier and emptier – not an easy sight for them. Many customers said goodbye, hugged her and wished her and her colleagues all the best.

Not communicable

"what are you doing now?? You can’t get this question out of your head for a while", nancy remembers. She has already sent out several applications. "It is difficult to find something new", she worries. She expected more from the employment agency: "they told me that I wasn’t employable, with three children and the desire to work part-time." and that’s exactly what her mediator skillfully ignored. A short time later, nancy was offered a job at the gas station, working flexibly between 6 a.M. And 11 p.M.
For nancy, retraining as an educator would also have been an option, as labor minister ursula von der leyen had suggested. The labor office did not want to cover the costs. "These were simply false promises. You feel like you’ve been had."
and there is even more trouble. The letter of exemption from schlecker did not arrive until the 7th of july. July, one week after schlecker closed down. She will now only receive unemployment benefits from this date onwards. So for the first week of july, she sees – at least so far – no money, neither from the employment agency nor from schlecker. "They are insolvent. They laughed when I called and asked for the money", says nancy. Now the trade union "verdi" is calling for a change represent for you the money at schlecker. First in writing. The deadline expires at the end of next week. "If nothing is forthcoming by then, the money will be claimed. I guess it’s off to court then", nancy guesses. She is all about principle. And she is still just pissed.
Just like all the other former schlecker colleagues. In lower franconia, there are around 1,000. They are all tormented by the same questions that they asked the representatives of verdi and the employment agency yesterday at the parish hall in oerlenbach. Many people are afraid of not finding a job or slipping into unemployment. "We try to accommodate everyone", explained claudius rinbergas, team leader in the job placement department. Trade union secretary jurgen volz is rather skeptical in this respect. "There are people at schlecker who don’t have a plan", he believes. The sufferers are nancy and all the other former schlecker women.

Zentbechhofen in stork fever

Zentbechhofen in stork fever

By our contributor tina meier

zentbechhofen – every day, the children in the zentbechhofen kindergarten near the parish hall admire the storks nesting on it. The joy is particularly great because after about twenty years a pair of storks has finally settled in centbechhofen again.
Last year, stork father edmund lenz, in cooperation with the fire department of hochstadt, renewed the nesting pad and transformed the old eyrie into the home of the pair of birds, with visible success now. Another reason to be happy are the two young storks, which are expected to be ready for flight in mid-july.
Watching the growing storks and seeing the parents fly back and forth is very pleasing to the local residents. This is reported by maria rub, who lives right next door to the parish house.
Bettina utzmann played a key role in the renovation of the horn. She describes how this has also strengthened the community in the village: people meet, exchange observations and everyone looks after the animals, which hardly show any shyness. "The storks simply belong to it", she enthuses "i hope they will come again next year."
she also describes how the stork pair has to defend their nest against other storks again and again. With so much interest, there’s no need to worry about the nest standing empty for years again.
Edmund lenz is planning an information day at the kindergarten in the near future to tell the children something worth knowing about their new neighbors. He would have liked to show them the little storks up close, but this will not be possible due to the airy location of the nest. With his commitment to the storks, he wants to infect the children: "after all, they are the future."

Historic moment for the young theater forchheim: city pledges increased funding

"I am overjoyed. This is really a great recognition for the work of the young theater", beamed ulli raab. After the main committee on thursday, several city councillors congratulate the chairman of the association. The committee had just unanimously decided to increase the annual basic funding of the young theater forchheim (JTF) from 7500 euro to 35 000 euro. The city had already agreed on this sum during the budget discussions in february. In recent months, mayor uwe kirschstein (SPD) and representatives of the JTF have held several talks to draw up a cooperation agreement. The goals of the cooperation are set out in the agreement – for example, "to maintain and improve cultural diversity in forchheim".

Unusual unity in the city council

across all factions, the committee members welcomed the contract. City councillors showed unusual unity. Anette prechtel (FGL) called it a "success" and spoke of a "great merit for the work of the JTF. Thomas werner (CSU) praised the cabaret as a "guarantee for culture at a high level in the city". And manfred hummer (freie wahler) said: "i congratulate the mayor, the city representatives and the young theater most warmly on the fact that this contract has come about."

Long fight for more money

the young theater has long fought for an increase in basic funding. Since 2011, the association had already been seeking massive talks with the city, recalled the artistic director of the JTF, lorenz deutsch. The old cooperation agreement dates back to 1992, according to which the theater receives a basic subsidy of 10,000 DM. At the beginning of 2013, there was an interim solution: the then mayor stumpf got the JTF several sponsors, so that the association could continue. "The main backbone was the volunteers who made sure we never went under", stressed raab. In addition, he said, the performances at the young theater at kasernstrasse 9 have been very successful over the past four years.

Allofs, hecking and the difficult magath legacy

Allofs, Hecking and the difficult Magath legacy

Ivan perisic had not been with vfl wolfsburg for a whole day when he had already stunned everyone at his new club for the first time. "I know every name here," said the millionaire purchase of borussia dortmund after his transfer. At the same time, it’s not so easy with the "wolves". 35 players are part of the much too large squad of the bundesliga soccer team, some of them like ferhan hasani, mateusz klich or yohandry orozco are not even known to every vfl fan. "This is not good for a team," explained perisic. "But I think that was more the fault of the sports director, who was here before mr. Allofs."

Klaus allofs, dieter hecking and felix magath’s difficult legacy – it’s a thorny issue that will keep wolfsburg busy for some time to come. Although the new sports director and the new coach are working in the training camp in belek on the turkish riviera above all to give the vfl more continuity, sporting success and a new image again. But to do that, they also first have to clean up legacy issues left by their predecessor, who was fired in october.

"We are working hard to reduce the size of the squad. In the next few days, we want to sign one or two players for other clubs," allofs said. Hecking had also emphasized right after taking office: "35 men in the squad is too much. With 20 players plus three goalkeepers and four, five more junior players, it’s easy to work well."

No swiss referendum on tax treaty with germany

no swiss referendum on tax treaty with germany

This was announced by the swiss federal chancellery in berne on tuesday after examining the signature lists of the initiators of the referendum.

According to their own statements, the opponents of the tax treaty were able to collect slightly more signatures. However, the auditors of the federal chancellery stated that the number required to schedule a referendum "has been missed by at least 1500 signatures".

Due to a lack of sufficient signatures, there will also be no referendums on the tax treaties between switzerland and the uk and austria. Unlike in germany, there is no major opposition in these states to the agreements on the retrospective taxation of their citizens’ assets in swiss banks.

A piece of vestadt in the west

Aachen/coburgdumpling dough and fried sausages – somehow logical, as a souvenir, if one was visiting coburg. Annette and christian schorn always took this with them when they were in the city on the vest. But this time they came up with a different "souvenir"…

The couple has lived in aachen for 20 years. But both have connections to coburg, so annette and christian are here regularly. Annette: "in the fall vacations of 2019, we were out and about in the city center when we spontaneously came up with the idea of buying a manhole cover."

With the forwarding agency to aachen

That same evening, christian schorn and his father, who gave the couple the manhole cover, were at the CEB (coburger entsorgungs- und baubetrieb) to pick it out. "We have decided on the variant with the angular edging", says christian schorn. Until the manhole cover finally arrived in aachen, passed scarcely three weeks. "It was easier to buy the cover than to find a forwarding agency to deliver it to aachen."

Bayer wants to overturn new gez fee in court

Bayer wants to overturn new GEZ fee in court

A bavarian wants to overturn the new financing model of ARD and ZDF. Ermano geuer, a lawyer from passau, wants to stop the new regulation in the state broadcasting contribution treaty with a popular complaint before the bavarian constitutional court in munich. According to the report, from 1. January 2013 all households and businesses pay a levy, regardless of whether they even own televisions, radios or internet-enabled computers and smartphones. This is to replace the previously device-based fee. The plaintiff, who is a research assistant at the chair of public law at the university of passau, argues that this violates the principle of equality in the constitution, and that it is an objectively unjustified lump-sum payment.

Until the 15. The parties to the proceedings, namely the bavarian state parliament, the state government and the bavarian broadcasting corporation, which is financed primarily by fees, will be able to submit their comments to the constitutional court on october 1. "It will have to wait for the comments on the proceedings", said a spokeswoman for the court. Then also the plaintiff can express himself again. Experts do not expect a decision in the case before 2013. (az.: vf. 8-VII-12)

unfounded complaint?

Staffelstein guests can look forward to

Thermal queen michelle I. Was happy about her first assignment after the corona break: in the presence of anne maria schneider, head of tourism of the city of bad staffelstein, she drew ten winners from 3941 guest tickets.

The guest card offers vacationers many discounts and free services during their stay. In addition, every year ten visitors have the opportunity to win high-quality prizes in the guest card raffle.

The lucky winners of the first prize will receive an overnight stay for two persons with breakfast buffet in the landgasthof-hotel "schwarzer adler" in end. The runners-up can look forward to two "A beautiful day by the sea" awards including two massages in the obermain-therme look forward to. The guests in third place can look forward to five vouchers for a hydrojet massage at the theramed center for therapy and health. Fourth place consists of five vouchers for three hours’ admission each to the obermain-therme thermal baths. Two vouchers worth 25 euros each from the banz forest climbing garden are won by the guests in fifth place. The winner of the sixth place can be spoiled with a 60-minute massage in the schon-klinik. A consumption voucher worth 25 euros from the hotel "staffelsteiner hof" the guest on the seventh place receives. The eighth-place winner can have two 20-minute massages at the lautergrund rehabilitation clinic. Place ninth can be pleased in the "salt room at the health resort park" let us spoil you with culinary delights in bad staffelstein. The winner receives a voucher worth 20 euros. Place ten may be pleased likewise about a consumption coupon in the value of 20 euro. This is redeemable in the brewery inn hennemann in stublang.

Who is banksy?

Who is banksy?

Dismayed faces at the auction: at the beginning of october, banksy’s work "girl with balloon" was destroyed in london. Shortly after the last bid was received at sotheby’s auction house, the painting cut itself into pieces: a shredder hidden in the frame cut the motif in half – what was left were shreds.

Actually banksy wanted to destroy his work completely, as a video on his website shows. About two weeks later, at an auction of several works in paris, a surprise like the one in london failed to materialize.

The action in london, however, has reignited speculation about banksy’s identity: who is behind the street artist?? For more than 25 years, this question has remained unanswered. In the meantime, the wildest theories have grown up around the british artist: is the singer of a band behind it?? Or a woman, after all, who even runs an entire collective?

Nudlinger afford themselves too many dropouts

TSV lohr II – DJK nudlingen 37:25 (16:14) – after a good performance in the first half, nudlingen’s handball players, who were without oliver speck and jens englert, got into serious trouble with the title favorites and suffered a nasty defeat, much to the annoyance of coach dietmar piechulek. From a well-functioning 6:0 defense, the djkler made life difficult for the home team at first. What happened shortly before and after the half time within eight minutes, drove dietmar piechulek the wrath blush in the face. The coach had to watch how the young foxes from lohr, all former youth bavarian league players, wore down their opponents. With eleven goals in a row for the hosts, the match was over. "We have lost a game here, which we could have won without further ado, but the short time before and after the change of ends was like a single blackout", piechulek summed up.
Goals for nudlingen: bastian kiesel (11/2), jan hofmann (6), benedikt weber (3/3), sebastian wilm, marcel przybilla, marcel muller, nico heer, alexander schmitt (1 each).

HSV bergtheim – FC bad bruckenau 28:29 (12:14) – players and coach of FC bad bruckenau were relieved after the first win of the season. "Even if not everything was gold what shone, the team had partly indicated, to which achievement it is capable", said klaus sieb. The team from bad badestadt always had an answer to the goals scored by the bergtheim team. FC bad bruckenau was kept alive by keeper patrick piller, who outgrew himself. With patrick krist he shared in between again and again the employment between the posts. Fight and will to win were the virtues that came to bear in the middle of the second half at 23:23. In an emotional final phase, the sieb proteges prevailed 25:25, 28:26 and 29:28, with a brilliant free throw by ex-bad bruckenau player tobias liebe being blocked in the last second.
Goals for bad bruckenau: alexander bauer (6), simon dietrich (5/3), oliver hilbert (5), maximilian richter (4/1), michael muller (3), peter karl (2), simon weiner, tom schumm, christian karl, leopold richter (1 each).

TV/DJK hammelburg – TSV bergrheinfeld 25:30 (12:16) – due to the drama in the final phase, it was certainly an extremely bitter defeat for the saalestadter. Jurgen scheller’s handball players led the berger team in the first half of the match, but were not able to take their lead into the break, because the back line lacked throwing power. Frank sell acted as the perfect playmaker on duty in terms of ball technology, but he also lacked consistency in his finishing. This was also evident from the fact that he failed to score a field goal. Simon winter stepped into the breach on this day, which the berger had not on the calculation. He threw bergrheinfeld’s defense into trouble and brought his team back into the game again and again, but in the end they lacked power and coolness at the opposing circle. When the hosts had shortened the score to 21:23, winter saw himself taken into man-to-man defence. "We lost the game immediately before halftime, when the berger punished our hair-raising and technical errors ice-cold with four goals in a row.", knew scheller.
Goals for hammelburg: simon winter (13), sebastian leurer (4), frank sell (2/2), holger friedl, sven roth (2 each), julian lutz, christoph schlereth (1 each).