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Magazine: 200,000 hartz iv recipients have their electricity cut off

Magazine: 200,000 hartz iv recipients have their electricity cut off

In its report, the ARD political magazine "report mainz" referred to investigations and estimates by the paritatische gesamtverband (german association of paritats). Its managing director ulrich schneider said: "we now have a shortfall, which can be as much as 150 euros a year for a four-person household. People do not have the money."The report was to be broadcast on tuesday evening.

According to the federal labor ministry, electricity price increases are included in the current hartz IV standard rate: "the standard rate is paid as a lump-sum benefit, so it is up to each individual how and on what he spends his budget," said a ministry spokeswoman.

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Renovation of the club wing proceeds successfully

Renovation of the club wing proceeds successfully

The partial renovation of the club wing at the gaustadt sports center is on schedule and on budget. The various works in the gymnastics room, which were coordinated by the real estate management of the city of bamberg, have already been completed. Mayor andreas starke (SPD) and financial officer bertram felix now visited the site together with traudl rauh, head of the department of the volkshochschule bamberg stadt, to get an idea of the current state of affairs. Starke in the press release from the city hall: "the gaustadt sports center is necessary and a gain for the entire burg community."
Werner kuhhorn, head of real estate management, explained the extensive renovation work: the previous hardwood floor was removed and replaced by a point-elastic, joint-friendly sports floor with a corresponding substructure. To improve the air quality, a humidity-controlled air conditioning system with heat recovery was installed, and the faulty heating pipes were all insulated and covered.
In addition, the ceiling was suspended and covered, the room shell was reworked and designed to match the new color concept. Last but not least, new LED lighting will ensure brightness.

VHS shows interest

"Our VHS is very interested in bringing its diverse offerings even more strongly to the city's neighborhoods", says VHS director anna scherbaum. Head of department rauh was impressed by the structural implementation. The VHS is considering using the gymnasium. The total cost for the renovation of the club wing – sanitary facilities, changing rooms and gymnasium – amounts to approximately 350,000 euros gross. Finance officer felix informed about the latest decision of the finance senate, according to which almost one million euro will be made available. In 2019, the roof, facade and windows are to be renewed and the public toilet facilities renovated and made barrier-free.

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Bad rodacher accuses: “where is the humanity??”

Bad rodacher accuses: 'where is the humanity??'

Gabriele lang does not give up. She is determined to continue to support the syrian family edlbi, who was deported to bulgaria at the beginning of december. And she is not alone in this.

"I was interested in the human side of the action."

In december, the integration officer of the city of bad rodach, rainer mobus, had written a letter to bavaria’s interior minister joachim herrmann. "It was clear to me that the deportation could not be challenged in a legal sense. I was concerned with the human side of the action." by now, people are used to seeing their neighbors from syria, afghanistan or other civil war countries being picked up at night and taken to a country where they don’t want to live and are treated badly.

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Ryanair faces toughest strike in history

Ryanair faces toughest strike in history

Ryanair passengers face massive flight cancellations and delays due to pilot strike. The airline has canceled around 400 flights across europe this friday, 250 of which are in germany.

Around 55.000 customers had to rebook or have their tickets refunded, explained ryanair’s head of marketing kenny jacobs. The affected should all be notified individually by e-mail or SMS.

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Barbie: copy and original from neustadt bei coburg

Barbie: copy and original from neustadt bei coburg

However, evil tongues claim that she belongs to the kind of ladies who like to make themselves young. Because actually she was born in 1953. Her real name is lilli and she is also a real frenchwoman. To be precise, she comes from neustadt bei coburg, from the toy factory hausser. There, lilli was created in the image of a comic figure from the tabloids. Ruth handler from the mattel company is said to have discovered them in a shop window during a trip to europe in 1958 and taken them with her.

Anyway, lilli emigrated to america, called herself barbie and started a world career.

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Not all church pews are heated anymore

Not all church pews are heated anymore

24,000 electricity costs the current annual bill was only for the church heating system. "That’s far more than we take in each year through the pew or the church funds", explains city priest P. Markus rice. In terms of services, each service during the heating period will cost 180 euros in energy. "We can’t afford such high costs", according to father markus.
That’s why, at a joint meeting of the parish council and church administration, it was agreed that, in future, only the first nine pews in the central block would be heated during normal sunday services. Nine pews offer space for at least 120 believers, the city pastor has determined. During weekday services, only the first three pews are heated. The parish assumes that even with this arrangement, all churchgoers will find a warm seat in the church.
For special services (christmas, funerals with many visitors), more heating is provided as needed.
The decision was also made in view of the upcoming renovation of the church, because the parish will be faced with high costs from 2018 in order to finance its own share of the renovation..
In view of the upcoming renovation, the parish council decided at its most recent meeting to take stock of the cent collection campaign that has been running for several months now. Until the 26th. November should therefore be as possible all glasses, which were filled with pennies, in the parish office to be handed in. For the parish council wants to see how the campaign has been received so far.

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Defense commissioner: von der leyen to present cost plan

defense commissioner: von der leyen to present cost plan

"The ministry should draw up a list of how much money it needs for what and when," SPD politician hans-peter bartels told the "neue osnabrucker zeitung" (saturday). "We need clear information about the packages to be tied up in the medium term."

Due to increasing tensions with russia, von der leyen wants to refocus the german armed forces more on national defense in the future. The focus on foreign missions that has prevailed for years should be ended, according to the draft of the basic concept paper on the german armed forces, which became public on friday. In the future, we want to devote ourselves again "equally" to the defense of the country and the alliance.