Finance

Euerdorf mayor to be full-time in the future

It would cost between 90,000 and 120,000 euros a year, according to council member elmar hofmann's calculations. From two euros per capita, the cost of the mayor's office has increased to around five euros per capita. "We do not have the citizens' money to spend on personnel costs."
Mayor reinhard hallhuber pleaded for the installation of a full-time mayor. The work schedule is often incompatible with the job of an honorary mayor, and many companies are no longer willing to give their employees time off. He also said that a full-time mayor makes sense with regard to further mergers of municipalities. Then euerdorf would be the smallest community with a full-time mayor, says hofmann. The demographic development does not speak in favor of it.
Jochen huppmann also argued against it. "That was a luxury we should not spend. The work could also be done on a voluntary basis." He referred to the numerous offices of his father, old burgermeister herbert huppmann. It is also important to keep in mind that an honorary mayor can be freer in the way he or she conducts his or her duties.
Dietmar buchner pointed to the example of fuchsstadt, which has developed well with a full-time mayor. "The 50 000 euro will be amortized quickly by a good mayor." The latter could care more intensively and work for growths.

Time management pays
Ludwig buttner argued that a full-time mayor could revitalize the administration. "We are not taken seriously by the administration!" Hofmann, on the other hand, objected to this. This argument is a slap in the face for the administration, which works equally well either way. It would be possible to distribute future tasks among the deputy mayors. "You don't have to be present at every kokolores event." It is the personal time management of the individual that is decisive for the workload. In addition, there is an additional person in the administration who is responsible for construction site matters.
"The head is always the first point of contact", according to buchner. Delegation is possible, but the mayor is the focus in all matters. In response to a question from bernhard herterich, it became clear that such a decision could be reversed in six years.

Finance

A “good year” for the kissinger sommers forderverein

Necessity has become a virtue, so to speak. In 2017, pianist julian trevelyan was unable to attend the presentation of the luitpold prize of the forderverein kissinger sommer, traditionally awarded during the closing gala on the penultimate evening of the festival, for scheduling reasons. But the handover could be made up for at the members meeting of the forderverein. The young brite not only accepted his prize, but also gave a few samples of his work.

This year it was similar. Soprano teva shehoval was also prevented from attending the closing gala, but was able to come to the members’ meeting. She also accepted her prize and then sang four romantic songs, accompanied on the flugel by samira spiegel. This is a development that the association should maintain. After all, the luitpold prize is not a matter for the kissinger sommers but for the forderverein. And it is a good thing to be able to offer members a little extra exclusivity in this way.

But first there were the regularities. Chairman anton schick sen. Could once again speak of a "good year for the forderverein" report. The association had 921 members as of 1. November 2018, of which 660 individual members, 212 family members, 28 corporate members, 20 demand members and one honorary member (old-intendant dr. Kari kahl-wolfsjager). Thanks to the generosity of the members, it was possible to support the kissinger summer with 85000 euro again this year. The forderverein has already donated 1.94 million euros directly to the festival since its founding. If you add the 21 luitpold prizes of 5,000 euros each and the kissing piano olympics (since 2003), which are largely sponsored by club members, the bottom line is well over 2.2 million euros. Euro. There is no one in sight who could dispute the forderverein’s title of gross private sponsor.

Finance

When the pension is not enough to live on

When the pension is not enough to live on

Anja schmidt leans far back in her desk chair and looks up at the ceiling of her study. "Phew, I have to think about it for a moment", says the district manager of the vdk social association. It doesn't take the 43-year-old very long at all. Just a few seconds later, the mental journey into the past is over – and her most drastic experience with poverty in old age is dredged up from her memory. "I was approached by an elderly woman who had only 300 euros per month at her disposal", tells schmidt. Because the rent for a one-bedroom apartment and utilities had to be paid from this amount, there was hardly anything left over for food.

Particularly at risk

In 2013, a single pensioner received an average of 980 euros per month. 18 euros less than needed to avoid slipping below the poverty threshold in bavaria. Each state decides separately how high to set the bar.

On the other hand, in a rough framework, an attempt is made to measure relative income poverty. For this purpose, the federal and state statistical offices calculate a so-called at-risk-of-poverty rate (AGQ). Defined according to an EU standard as the proportion of people whose income is less than 60 percent of the average income of the population. In upper franconia, the risk of slipping into poverty has risen by a full three percent. One group in particular is at risk: pensioners. In 2014, the AGQ was 22.1 percent in the over-65 age group. At 24.6 percent, the risk is even higher among women. So every fourth is affected.

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Seeler: “bundesliga must deal well with its fans”

Seeler: 'bundesliga must deal well with its fans'

"The teams from the west were all much better prepared," the 75-year-old tells dpa news agency in an interview. Seeler sees the development of the bundesliga as positive, for him it is the strongest league. But he warns against raising ticket prices for the supporters.

Mr. Seeler, it is said that hsv was not at all prepared for the start in the bundesliga. You already with your 30 goals.

Uwe seeler: "that was my duty, after all, to push gates. But I didn’t give up my job and drove at least 60,000 kilometers a year for adidas. That was a bit harder, but i couldn’t feed my family on 1250 marks gross – that was the mandatory salary from the dfb for national players. There they do not even get an apartment in hamburg. I then trained a lot on the road. HSV has accepted that. The club also wanted to introduce the bundesliga, but was not well prepared after the departures from the championship team. Koln and the clubs in the west in general were more professional."

Finance

“Gangnam style” grosses $8 million on youtube

"Gangnam style" is the first youtube video that has been viewed more than one billion times. Currently, the payer stands at a good 1.2 billion calls. Google earns from the ads on its video portal and passes on part of the revenue to the interpreter.

By naming the sum, google gained a rare insight into the details of its business. All in all, the internet group was able to rake in a profit of 10.7 billion dollars last year. Most of the money comes from paid text ads on the internet search engine.

Youtube had reported in december that the "gangnam style" video was being viewed seven to ten million times a day. The most viewed youtube video so far – "baby" by justin bieber – had already overtaken "gangnam style" in november with about 800 million clicks.

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Banknote manufacturer g d: digital money is coming

Banknote manufacturer g d: digital money is coming

The international monetary system is facing a major change: private cryptocurrencies à la bitcoin could be followed by digital money issued by central banks in the foreseeable future.

A first chinese attempt at the winter olympics will probably be followed by other countries, at least that’s what ralf wintergerst, the head of munich-based banknote manufacturer giesecke +devrient expects.

"The people?S bank of china has announced plans to introduce a so-called digital currency electronic payment for the 2022 winter olympics," said wintergerst. "This is new."He considers the chinese announcement to be a first live attempt. "China and sweden are the two countries that have made the most progress, with china setting an example with its announced launch for the winter games. We as europe are just at the beginning of the development."

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Heating oil cheaper than ever before winter

heating oil cheaper than ever before winter

This is what the heizol award portals on the internet report. That’s eleven euros less than a year ago and still eight euros less than two years ago.

This means that an average tank filling costs less than 2,500 euros – around 330 euros less than in november of last year. "This is a nice change from the other energy price increases and the perceived increase in the cost of living," said heiko harlapp, managing director of the consumer portal easyoil.

Consumers can urgently use this relief on the price front. 2012 was the most expensive heizol year ever with an average price of more than 90 euro. This year, the price was mostly slightly below the previous year’s level, but the cold and long winter drove consumption up sharply. In the first nine months, sales were 13 percent higher than in the same period of the previous year, according to the arbeitsgemeinschaft energiebilanzen (working group on energy balances).

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Frankish sausage helps with berlin frustration

Frankish sausage helps with berlin frustration

"As much as I lied today, I can't confess all at once." And hermine, the resolute housekeeper in the parsonage in trieb, may even be right about that. In the otherwise quiet parsonage things are going haywire. Worse still, the pastor is threatened with a transfer to schney or even to neighboring coburg.
This year, the theater group trieb presents the three-act play "thank heaven" by bernd gombold a comedy of confusion on stage. With down-to-earth wit, pithy humor and a good portion of local color, the actors once again succeed in entertaining their audience in the best possible way.

Scandalous events
The story revolves around the scandalous events in the parsonage. Trieb has a still rather young pastor in the person of alfons (philipp gernlein). A pastor who urgently needs money for the renovation of the church. Alfons tries to raise the urgently needed funds with questionable methods such as playing cards at night or selling bootleg liquor. Nevertheless it is not enough at the back and in front. As a further source of money, pastor alfons wants to rent out some rooms of the parsonage to interested parties.
The unacceptable events in trieb have reached as far as bamberg. Since this displeases the church leadership, the archdiocese sends the strict domkapitular jungling (thorsten sittig) to the site to see what is right. Sacristan johannes holl (jens muller) prefers to play cards with priest alfons rather than help his resolute wife emma (carmen reub) in her work. And then there's parish council chairwoman elfriede engel (gitti templin), who is breathing down pastor alfons's neck with her exaggerated demands. For her own benefit, she wanted to place her niece uschi, – pardon – ursula engel, as a nun in a convent in bamberg. When the cathedral's captain actually shows up at the parsonage, the attractive lodger heidi blum (claudia schramm) is unceremoniously appointed as the parish secretary. Uschi's friend siggi bischoff (marius herold), who is also a tenant, advances to pastoral counselor and uschi himself suddenly finds himself in wedding preparations again. As if the chaos wasn't rough enough, two more subtenants show up, hans messmer (andreas sittig) and heidemarie rosenfeld (adelgunde krappmann). In the "seclusion of the parsonage both want to come closer. When it comes to confusion between family names and professional titles, the chaos is perfect. Only parish house keeper hermine (martina lutter) keeps track of things.

Pork liver as a lure
And as the saying goes: you catch mice with bacon. With hermine it is rather pork liver, which she serves to the domkapitular on a friday of all days together with high-proof juice disguised as berry juice. In the end, pastor alfons naturally remains with the drifters. But until then, the laughing muscles will be strained a lot. This much is nevertheless revealed: before his departure, domkapitular dr promised. Jungling swears: "you'll never see me in trieb again".
The running gag of the performance on saturday evening was the heartwarming appearance of emmi zeulner, who herself was once a member of the theater group and stood on the stage years ago. "In berlin it's so bad, there's only curry sausage and beer from 0.2-liter glasses", she complains breathlessly. That's why she also got a good coarse piece of sausage from a local butcher. Besides, in the capital they think that trieb and degendorf are in the czech republic. In order to protect francophone interests, they absolutely need support from their home country. It's good that elfriede engel feels called to do more than just chair the parish council. As actor thorsten sittig said at the beginning: "the chance of getting into the bundestag is one in 25 for the theater group trieb. So sign up in the right associations."
Also seen in a guest role: jorg handke. As emmi zeulner's driver, he urges people to leave, because they don't have time to spend in the middle of nowhere.

Finance

Groko poker: michelbach is on board

Groko poker: michelbach is on board

Coburg-kronach CSU member of the bundestag and deputy chairman of the CSU parliamentary group in the german bundestag, hans michelbach, will once again sit at the negotiating table in the new attempt to form a governing coalition in berlin.

Together with bavarian finance and home affairs minister markus soder, michelbach will represent the CSU’s positions on taxes and finance in the exploratory talks starting on sunday.

Michelbach said: "after the uncertainty of the past few weeks, the task now is to regain the trust of the people of hamburg. We must do everything we can to stabilize the current high level of growth in our economy with a two before the decimal point in order to put even more people to work.

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Schauble announces control of spain’s banking reform

Schauble announces control of spain's banking reform

It will be checked in exactly the same way that the program is adhered to," he said on monday on deutschlandfunk radio. However, the control relates exclusively to the restructuring of the banking sector. Spain announced on the weekend that it would apply for billions in aid from the euro partners to restructure its banking system.

Among the reasons for the shaky banking system in spain, schauble pointed to problems in the real estate market. The current steps are a result of the real estate crisis in the U.S.A. "As a lesson from the crisis of that time, we advised spain: you must provide the spanish banks with sufficient money – whether they want it or not."

The three countries portugal, ireland and greece already receive emergency aid for their entire budgets from the EFSF rescue fund. You have to comply with far-reaching reform and savings requirements – not only in the banking sector – to do this. In july, the EFSF is to be replaced by the permanent bailout fund ESM, which, unlike the EFSF, also has cash deposits from the eurozone countries.