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Tonnies resigns – schalke burgschaft raises questions

Tonnies resigns - schalke burgschaft raises questions

Schalke’s supervisory board chairman steps down: clemens tonnies looks resolutely into the camera with a blue-and-white scarf around his neck, spectators sit in the arena in the background.

The photo that the hard-hit FC schalke 04 published on tuesday to mark the involuntary farewell of the powerful chairman of the supervisory board came from better times – and missed the reality by a mile. Tonnies’ resignation followed massive protests from his own fans and the corona scandal at his meat company. The news also came in the middle of the discussion about a supposed state guarantee for the revierclub, which is in dire straits financially.

"We have successfully led FC schalke 04 through many crises with heart and soul and a high level of personal commitment," wrote tonnies in a letter of resignation obtained by the deutsche presse-agentur, "from which we have always emerged stronger than before."To achieve this again will be a herculean task – for the schalkers, who on tuesday elected the previous deputy chairman jens buchta as the new chairman of the supervisory board, and also for tonnies himself.

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Traffic jam in front of the registration office causes displeasure

Traffic jam in front of the registration office causes displeasure

Bamberg "how long will it take?", thomas waldschmidt asked himself. He stood in line for three hours in front of the registration office in ludwigstrabe. "An employee then, very relaxed, printed a number in my hand, number 48", says waldschmidt.

57-year-old hirschaider wanted to change his daughter's license plates in early july. He was assured on the phone that the situation was very relaxed and that no appointment was necessary. Then the unpleasant surprise: "turning into the parking lot I have already seen people standing and still thought to myself, aha a demo. The signs that the people were holding were not written signs, but car license plates", says waldschmidt. Since the beginning of the corona crisis, applicants have had to wait standing in front of the authority.

In june, klaus rakette also spent between three and four hours queuing for a registration: "it's eased up a bit in the meantime, but it's gotten worse again in the last few weeks." According to frank fortsch, the press spokesman for the bamberg district office, the renewed rush could not have been foreseen.

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Next change of coach at kerber: beltz replaces kindlmann

Next change of coach at kerber: beltz replaces kindlmann

On the hoped-for path to old strength, angelique kerber relies on an old acquaintance.

With coach torben beltz, germany’s best female tennis player wants to build on her most successful period, when the duo won both the australian open and the US open in 2016 and kerber finished the year at number one in the world rankings. Beltz succeeds dieter kindlmann, whom kerber had hired only at the end of last year. This was announced by the management of 32-year-old.

Kerber had ended the cooperation with beltz after some failures in 2017. She then worked with belgian wim fissette, under whom she won her third and so far last grand slam title in 2018 at wimbledon. Nevertheless, kerber parted company with fissette at the end of the year and relied on rainer schuttler from then on. But even with the ex-professional, the collaboration did not last long; after the early end in wimbledon, the duo went their separate ways again.

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Art in times of isolation

Art in times of isolation

Benjamin bochmann doesn’t know it any differently: sometimes he appears as the poetic cyrano de bergerac in bamberger’s "theater im gartnerviertel" on, times as an animal member of the bremer stadtmusikanten in the habfurt theater workshop. His schedule was jam-packed with rehearsals and performances. Until corona paralyzed the country: "since we work as freelance actors, our loss of earnings is almost 100 percent right now, and unfortunately no one can say when this situation will ease again.", tells bochmann. His wife, heidi lehnert, is also known to many people in bamberg as an actress and director.

No audience, no art

But the order of the day is "social distancing". The retreat into one’s own four walls should put an end to the pandemic. What protects humanity drives artists into bankruptcy. Without guests, theaters close and concerts are canceled.

Many artists have lost all sources of income. The economic situation of freelance artists was not easy before corona either. Most of them shimmy from project to project. Sick days are not paid anyway. Now that events have been cancelled without replacement for an indefinite period, many fear for their livelihoods.

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Trade appeals for understanding of rental conditions

trade appeals for understanding of rental conditions

In view of the economic consequences of the corona pandemic, the german retail association (HDE) has appealed for understanding for companies that suspend the rent for their stores.

"This crisis must be about fair burden-sharing between tenants and landlords," said HDE chief executive stefan genth. "Stable rental relationships are also in the interest of the landlords. Otherwise, after the corona crisis, many places will be threatened by vacancies and a decline in city centers. This will also drag the real estate sector down with it." Genth criticized that "there are still too many property owners (…) no consequences from the special crisis situation were drawn".

The newspaper "welt am sonntag" reported that more and more retail companies were demanding concessions from the landlords of their stores, including the textile discounter takko and the retail chain tedi.

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Zverev needs “perfect game” against djokovic

Zverev needs

Alexander Zverev knows what's in store for him. "Playing against novak at the ATP finals in the hall is the toughest match there can be here," germany's top tennis pro said ahead of friday's group final against world number one novak djokovic (15.00 a.M./sky).

After all, the serb has already won the final of the eight best professionals of the year five times, four times alone in the imposing, but this year because of corona almost deserted O2 arena in london. "I will need a perfect match to win against him."

If Zverev wins his third match against djokovic in the sixth duel, he will reach the semifinals of the ATP finals, as he has done in the past two years. In 2018, the 23-year-old even won the prestigious tournament – in the final against djokovic. "That's why this tournament and this place will always be very special to me," Zverev said.

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Climate change does not wait

Climate change does not wait

C orona tops climate. Anyone who has followed the media coverage closely over the past few weeks will have noticed that the pandemic has been the dominant theme. The discussion about climate change and its already noticeable consequences, on the other hand, has often been relegated to the margins.

The fact that the young people, who last year took part in the "fridays for future" campaign had pointed out that it is not well ordered around our environment, again become active and on friday – completely corona conform – to a demonstration "with distance" is not to be estimated high enough. Climate change does not wait until the pandemic – sometime, when? – is once over.

On the contrary, the corona crisis is showing many side effects that are not good for the climate. Anyone who goes into a business on one of these fine autumn days would rather sit outside than inside. The risk is said to be lower. And when it gets very cool very quickly in the evening? Then the heating mushroom is turned on. Grocery stores that just a few months ago willingly put meat, fish, sausage, cheese and more in customers’ reusable containers now insist on disposable packaging. For the sake of hygiene. Everyday masks are now a common sight everywhere. But not everyone wears colorful fabric that can be washed. No one has yet calculated to which mullberg used once-masks have grown in the meantime. If we add all the plastic generated by medical tests on top of that, the pile was allowed to be considerable.

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Csu sees “chaotic situation

Csu sees 'chaotic situation

Bernhard panzer it was the beginning of march, before the municipal elections and also at a time when meetings could take place without hindrance. A little later, the corona crisis had wiped that out. For the next meeting of the building committee, the CSU faction of the herzogenaurach city council had come up with a special proposal. She was concerned about possible traffic regulations at the shopping center at the klingenwiesen.

Searching for solutions

The administration should therefore be instructed to work with the owner and operator to find better traffic regulations for the entrance and exit of the specialist retail center on erlanger strabe and, if necessary, to implement these regulations. As a result, the construction committee should be informed again. In the motion, bernhard schwab (at that time still chairman of the parliamentary group) and konrad korner explained that the “traffic situation at the shopping center, which has been very chaotic since the beginning”, had become worse has not calmed down. In particular, the two side-by-side entrances and exits – some with a median strip, some without – were causing problems, especially within the parking area.

At the same time, according to the CSU, “the distance to be bridged from the street to the road is relatively large, so that potentially dangerous situations can arise in addition to the coordination difficulties between drivers. This is mainly due to the paths for pedestrians and cyclists.