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Two steps to the werder rescue: “a lot invested”

two steps to the werder rescue: 'a lot invested'

Twice more "all in" for the rescue! After the last-minute jump into the relegation, werder bremen wants to avoid the first relegation in 40 years in the two decisive games against the second division third 1. FC heidenheim finally avert.

"We have invested so much, it has cost so much energy and strength, no one here wants to give it away," said werder coach florian kohfeldt on wednesday ahead of the first leg at weserstadion on thursday (20.30 hrs/DAZN and amazon prime).

After the brilliant 6:1 on the last matchday against the 1. FC koln’s mood has improved considerably at the traditional club, which has been in a constant state of crisis this season. Whereas dreariness and skepticism previously prevailed at the weser, there are now traces of a new euphoria. But this can also become a danger, which is why kohfeldt felt compelled to remind everyone of reality. "We still have our backs to the wall. It’s only about these two games. You can’t correct anything after that," kohfeldt said. "More ‘all in’ (full commitment) is not possible."

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Modified clarification system pays off

Modified clarification system pays off

In the last meeting of the market community council before this year’s municipal elections, the committee in zapfendorf dealt with the conversion of the clarification plant to digestion. Seven months later, the study needed to apply for the grant was presented – and it was unanimously decided to implement the plan. The rehabilitation of water and wastewater networks is also making good progress in zapfendorf.

Arne nath from hartfelder ingenieurtechnologien gmbh was now again a guest at a municipal council meeting. He had brought with him the potential analysis, which should enable the market town of zapfendorf to obtain funds from the rzwas ("guidelines of the bavarian state ministry for the environment and consumer protection for grants for water management projects") as well as from the so-called "municipal guidelines" to be obtained. This demand program is particularly concerned with the reduction of CO2 emissions . The study includes both an inventory with a detailed description of the current system and an examination of the individual system components, including an energy check.

The study roughly coincides with the information nath had already presented in march. Some parts of the system are gross energy consumers and are no longer state of the art, so that replacement is worthwhile in the medium term. However, zapfendorf had particularly high savings potential with the conversion to digestion: high energy savings were possible due to the upstream sedimentation tank, which does not cause any energy waste and already binds more than 20 percent of the sludge, as well as due to the shorter throughput time in the subsequent aeration tank. And the clear gas produced could be used to generate electricity, which was more than sufficient to operate the clear plant.

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Gloss: writing to the easter bunny in corona times

gloss: writing to the easter bunny in corona times

Have you already written a letter? Supposedly, in our digital times, many people are rediscovering fuller and stationery. Writing letters as deceleration in decelerated times. This is what you need to know:

First of all, it takes longer to write by hand than to type on the keyboard. Three-finger-pen-grip instead of ten-finger-tap-system. And just delete an error is not possible either. So: cross it out and write a new one. Or buy tipp-ex. The old bottle has dried up for years.

For sending, there is no button to click, but an envelope that you have to seal (do not lick – risk of infection)!) and with a postage stamp (still in the house?) must be covered. Please do not forget the address and sender! And then you have to carry the thing personally to the mailbox. Possible to fub. – where was it again?

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Corona: kulmbach craftsmen explain when they still print out

Corona: kulmbach craftsmen explain when they still print out

What isn’t absolutely necessary will have to wait: like many other industries, the region’s craft businesses are facing special challenges as a result of the corona crisis and are acting accordingly. Most people understand if the handyman doesn’t come immediately. But there are still undiscerning contemporaries.

"We go to the households only for emergencies", explains detlef weibmann from the mainleus-based electrical company of the same name. To emergency payments, if the washing machine, the freezer or the electric stove does not work. The things you need to live. "A broken dishwasher or a defective washer-dryer are not relevant", says weibmann, who also refers to the corresponding specifications of his association.

In addition, customers must confirm in writing that they are not infected and have not had contact with infected persons, are not under quarantine, and have not been in risk areas.

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Calls for greater safety for e-scooters

calls for greater safety for e-scooters

For some, they represent modern mobility, while others warn of chaos and the risk of accidents: electric scooters have been on the road in germany for a year now.

At the first anniversary, the small hazards have developed primarily into a rough urban phenomenon – they have not yet triggered a broad change in traffic patterns. Safety is still an acute issue. The cities are calling for further regulations in this area. Compulsory helmet use and a remedy for wobbly turns also remain under discussion.

The municipalities are mainly concerned about additional possibilities for the protection of pedestrians. "For particularly busy places, such as in front of historical landmarks and in squares with lots of people, the power of scooters must be limited to walking speed," the chief executive of the german city council, helmut dedy, told the german press agency. The elderly and children had to be able to move around without fear. Without a speed restriction, e-scooters had no place in pedestrian zones, either.

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Despite the crisis, few job cuts in smes so far

Despite the crisis, few job cuts in SMEs so far

Despite the severe losses caused by the corona pandemic, german small and medium-sized enterprises have so far remained generally robust.

One in five companies has already applied for credit lines (21 percent), more than half have employees on short-time work (54.5 percent), but so far only just under one in ten smes (8.2 percent) is cutting jobs. These are the results of a special survey conducted this april on behalf of DZ bank among a representative sample of 1043 small and medium-sized enterprises.

"It is gratifying that despite the difficult market environment, small and medium-sized businesses are showing a fighting spirit and the majority are looking for alternative solutions to secure sales," said uwe berghaus, member of the board of management of DZ-bank, summarizing the results. A number of companies have, for example, changed their production processes. In addition, comparatively thick equity cushions are helping smes in the current crisis.