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Didavi: … I almost laughed!

Didavi: ... I almost laughed!

When Daniel Didavi suffered his knee injury, things weren't looking so bad at VfL Wolfsburg. After three games, the "Wolves" were undefeated in the Bundesliga and had five points under their belt. But then came the game against Dortmund. VfL not only lost 1:5, but with Didavi also lost its most creative and dangerous player, because he once again had to have knee surgery. Since then, only one (!) counter added.

The diagnosis: Torn meniscus, several weeks break. And Didavi? The was not shocked because of the renewed failure. "This was no big deal now. When the doctors said that I would be able to train again in four or five weeks, I almost laughed. I've experienced so much in the meantime, almost nothing can shock me anymore."

Because no injury can throw the 26-year-old off track so quickly. The memories of missing almost two years of work in Stuttgart because of cartilage damage are too strong for him. "That was clearly harder for me," he says therefore.

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Verdict against nsu perpetrator beate zschape is legally binding

The verdict against the right-wing terrorist Beate Zschape as an accomplice of the neo-Nazi terror cell "National Socialist Underground" (NSU) is legally binding. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has rejected her appeal and only cancelled a single sentence, the court in Karlsruhe announced. "However, the total life sentence and the established special severity of guilt have remained unaffected by this." Accordingly, the sentences against the NSU supporters are also Ralf Wohlleben and Holger G. legally binding.

For almost 14 years, Zschape lived with her friends Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Bohnhardt underground. During that time, the men murdered eight small business owners of Turkish origin and one of Greek origin, as well as a policewoman. In 2011, they took their own lives to avoid imminent arrest. Zschape set fire to the apartment they shared, sent out a confession video and turned herself in.

Also about Andre E. Wants the court to decide soon

The mammoth trial surrounding the murders and attacks by the neo-Nazi terror cell NSU ended on 11. July 2018 after more than five years and over 400 days of hearings. The Munich Higher Regional Court (OLG) sentenced Zschape, the sole survivor of the trio, as Co-defendant to life imprisonment – even if there is no proof that she herself was at one of the crime scenes. In addition, the judges determined the particular seriousness of the guilt.

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The new vfl: starting signal this winter?

The new vfl: starting signal this winter?

VfL Wolfsburg will face some changes in the coming months and years. No final decision has yet been made at club owner Volkswagen, but there are many indications that the Bundesliga soccer club is being prescribed a new strategy from above. If the hardliners in the Group, who are said to include VW brand boss Herbert Diess, get their way, savings of a good 30 percent are within the realm of possibility. With an estimated VW investment of 100 million euros a year, that would be more than 30 million less.

At the automaker is discussed to rely in the future more on own talents and less on expensive million purchases. The objective should be based on the available player material – and no longer the other way around as before. In the course of this change of heart, savings will of course also be made. How much is at stake is the subject of current discussions.

VfL's biggest advocate with the owner is Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, the head of the Bundesliga club's supervisory board, who also sits on the carmaker's corporate board of directors. But at a time when Volkswagen is having to pay billions in fines as a result of the emissions scandal and is planning to cut 30,000 jobs over the next few years, it's difficult for a Bundesliga club to make million-dollar payments at the current rate. Especially if the latter does not meet the high demands.

Leaders

Last speech in the bundestag: how merkel surprised everyone

It is probably the most remarkable change of strategy we have seen in this election campaign. However, it comes from none of the three candidates for chancellor, but from the Chancellor.

For a long time, Angela Merkel refused to take a position with regard to the battle for her succession. Apart from a rather dutiful participation in the CDU/CSU campaign kick-off at Berlin's Tempodrom, there was not a word from her on who she thought would be best to inherit her 16 years as chancellor. So clear was her Silence, that the first jokes were already circulating in Berlin about not knowing whether Merkel would even vote for the CDU.

Merkel is enthusiastic about Laschet after all

But since a few days everything is different. In the last few meters, Merkel seems to have discovered her enthusiasm for the CDU/CSU candidate for chancellor, Armin Laschet, after all – or even the need to campaign for him. She appeared with him several times in the past few days, sometimes during a joint visit to the Flooded area, then at an event held by the CDU and CSU on Monday at party headquarters in Berlin, where the CDU/CSU's new digital agenda was presented.

Finance

This is how much money jamaica can spend

This is how much money jamaica can spend

The monthly report
of the Federal Ministry of Finance is reading for experts. It contains many figures, tables and graphs – reading pleasure looks different. However, the Jamaica negotiators, who met for the first time in a large group on Friday, should be pleased with the current ie, because the magazine, which was published on the same day, contains good news. To be expected
"a dynamic continuation of the economic upswing in Germany," it says, for example. This means more jobs, higher corporate profits and more tax revenues. And that means more money to distribute.

Rarely has there been a good start to
Coalition negotiations as much money available as this year. Rarely, however, have the promises made by the parties involved been so expensive. If you add up all the plans and wishes that are in the election programs of the CDU, CSU, FDP and Greens, you easily end up with 100 billion euros. However, the future coalition partners only have a good 30 billion euros at their disposal – not for one year, but for all four years of the legislative period together. This is how much economic researchers, financial politicians and even the opposition estimate the financial reserves to be.

But this sum is a good starting point for calculations. The officials of Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble (CDU) estimate that tax revenues will continue to flow well. The "robust" development up to and including September shows that companies expect good profits in the near future, he added. Next year, the absolute record number of 45 million people will be in work. Overall, the economic boom will last at least until the end of the election period: "The normal economic situation will be reached in 2022," the report says.

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No hot lead yet after fatal shooting in the harz mountains

No hot lead yet after fatal shooting in the harz mountains

After the fatal shooting of a 73-year-old man in Quedlinburg in the Harz Mountains, police continue to search for a hot lead. Although the officials searched an apartment on Tuesday, because initially a suspicion of a crime had arisen, as the police announced on Wednesday. The suspicion was not confirmed, however, and the man was released shortly afterwards. Details were not given with reference to investigation tactics. Everything remains open, said a police spokeswoman. The established special commission investigates in all directions because of murder.

On Monday evening, witnesses had heard several shots and shortly thereafter found the 73-year-old dead on the street. According to initial indications, the perpetrator may have fled on a bicycle, it was said. Police searched for a suspect with a helicopter and a tracking dog, but initially could not find anyone.

Dead after shooting in Quedlinburg: motive still unclear

Finance

Dosb boss hormann: the shambles of the power seeker

Dosb boss hormann: the shambles of the power seeker

The power man Alfons Hormann has lost his last fight for the time being. In any case, the president of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has announced his retirement and will not stand for re-election in December; an extraordinary new election that he had initially vehemently resisted. With his intransigent handling of accusations from employees about his allegedly inappropriate management style, Hormann continued to exacerbate the crisis – and now, then, Germany's two largest and most powerful sports federations are struggling to regain their credibility shortly before the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The DOSB just like the German Football Association.

It is not necessarily an accusation to call Hormann a power seeker. Anyone who tries to lead one of the world's largest sports federations must have a good feeling for compromise, alliances and going it alone. Anyone approaching the 60-year-old could gather many another cliche. Each of them indicates the necessary toughness for the office, but taken together they paint a picture of at least a difficult character.

Alfons Hormann, a Bavarian legend

Hormann is from the Allgau, born in Kempten, and likes to see and stage himself as what is commonly referred to in the Free State as a Bavarian "Urgestein". He first earned his money in an executive position in the construction industry. Before Hormann succeeded Thomas Bach, who moved to the IOC, at the DOSB in December 2013, the longtime ski official and DSV president had to deny allegations of violations of antitrust law. An offense he finally admitted to in 2015 and was punished by paying a fine. Hormann's power-seeking gene is also evident in his political activities for the CSU – he was a local councillor and second mayor in Sulzberg, as well as a member of parliament in the district of Oberallgau and chairman of the CSU parliamentary group in the district council.

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Annette goslar: candidate for wolfenbutteler of the year 2019

Annette goslar: candidate for wolfenbutteler of the year 2019

Annette Goslar is a doer. In the truest sense of the word – because the 58-year-old is a trained children's museum maker and volunteer director of the Aha-Erlebnismuseum on Lindener Strabe. Here, children, young people and adults should understand the world with all their senses, learn, laugh and research.

Annette Goslar had the idea of opening a children's museum in Wolfenbuttel back in 1998. So the educator trained as a children's museum maker, looked at various museums throughout Germany and developed a concept for Wolfenbuttel. "My goal has always been to make children, young people and adults curious – but without being super-teachy," she says. "Adults often have to learn to be curious again. Children are that by themselves."

In 2000, the time had come. The Wolfenbuttel Children's Museum, renamed the Aha-Erlebnismuseum five years later, was founded and Annette Goslar decided to quit her job as an educator to devote herself fully to her new project.

Corona

Study: one in three home office workers has no workroom

The fourth Corona wave rolls over Germany. Companies have been asked by the federal government to bring their employees into the Home office to send, as long as their work routine allows it. This repeats what was already true in the previous Corona waves: For many employees, everyday work takes place in living rooms or at kitchen tables. By no means all employees who now work from home again have a room of their own in which to pursue their daily work routine undisturbed.

One in three employees in a home office does not have his or her own workroom or office. This is the result of a representative survey by the Trendence Institute and the St. Oberholz Consulting under 5.368 employees. The previously unpublished study is available to our editorial team.

Home office: Almost one in three works in the living room

23 percent of respondents said they work from home. Around 28 percent of them use the living room, 10.2 percent use the kitchen or dining room table. According to the study, 66 percent of those who work from home have a study room.

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Regional association knows nothing of aus for schneppelmoor

Regional association knows nothing of aus for schneppelmoor

Who by the Kastorfer Forest Settlement Schneppelmoor, feels reminded here and there of the Winkel forest settlement of 30 or 40 years ago. But while in Winkel more and more Villas in the green from the ground, the city has the 50 people in the forest near Kastorf the Eviction enacted.

On several occasions, the city hall asserts the legality of the decision when asked Alternativlos of the proceeding. Above all, the overriding Spatial planning let a Compromise not to, let alone permanent living. City spokeswoman Annette Siemer, when asked about the reasons for the city's action, informed: "The city's action is not rigorous, but legally necessary. There is no development plan for the area. And there is no legal possibility to change the illegally built houses by putting up a Development plan to legalize. This results from the regional spatial planning program. There, the area is designated as a priority area "safeguarding and redevelopment of Contaminated sites" determined. Since any urban land use planning has to be adapted to the objectives of regional planning, the city cannot develop a building area there. Building uses, even those that would be permissible in the outer area, are not permitted and cannot be made possible or secured under planning law."

Is that so?