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Schaeffler supports aid organizations in china

The automotive and industrial supplier schaeffler supports local aid organizations in china with a donation of six million rmb, which is equivalent to around 800,000 euro. The company is also contributing financially to the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus in china. The company from herzogenaurach refers to this in a press release.

The money will be used to buy medical products, food and other relief goods for the people in the affected provinces. To provide additional support for its employees in the chinese schaeffler plants, the company is sending an additional 100,000 respirators from germany, it continues.

In the wake of the spread of the new coronavirus, schaeffler had taken all measures early on to protect the health and safety of its employees in and outside of china. Georg F. W. Schaeffler, family shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of schaeffler AG: "as a global family company, we also take responsibility for our employees and society as a whole. With our mabnahmen we support the local organizations and thus the community in the fight against the epidemic."

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No way of life for all

No way of life for all

The volkach way of life last weekend did not go down well with every burger. At monday's city council meeting, old town resident rainer binzenhofer complained about the noise.
He had been assured in advance that the live bands in the vicinity of the weinstrabe with the museum barockscheune and the kreuzgasse would be exclusively "unplugged", play without verstarker, in other words. Together with his mother, he had been subjected to such loud noise from two sides that he could no longer agree to the two-day event in the old town of volkach in the future.
"Unplugged heibt ohne verstarker" (unplugged heibt without amplifier), scolded binzenhofer. The measured larm values had been clearly in the health endangering range. "For me it is not about preventing the festival, but there must be a reasonable loudness", he also spoke on behalf of his mother, who has her apartment next to the baroque barn in kreuzgasse. Binzenhofer accused mayor peter kornell and the administration of breaking their word. The behavior on the part of the organizer was ruthless and disrespectful, binzenhofer said.
"The city demands that burgers obey law and order. I demand the same from the city of volkach." An "alarm hotline" that had been promised to him had been only an answering machine, which nobody had picked up.
No employee in the town hall had responded to his emails. For binzenhofer this is unacceptable.
Even in the past, there were considerable neighborhood problems with the city during the construction of the baroque barn, which have not been resolved to this day. He had tolerated these discrepancies up to now. "That's over now", said the complainant to the council, who seemed to be speechless.
Mayor peter kornell (G) could not defend himself that evening because he was not present and the meeting chair 2. Mayor reinhold reichl held. The latter took note of binzenhofer's complaint with the instruction to pass it on to the head of the city.

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Slight decline in organ donations in 2019

The number of organ donors fell slightly last year from 955 to 932. The german organ transplantation foundation (DSO) also reported a drop in the number of organs donated, from 3113 in 2018 to 2995 today.

The figures were published a few days before the important vote in the bundestag on the subject of organ donation. However, the figures for the previous years were lower than those for the previous year. The medical director of the DSO, axel rahmel, therefore speaks for 2019 also only of statistical fluctuations and no gross change.

"However, germany, with a national average donor rate of 11.2 donors per million inhabitants, is still one of the worst performers in an international comparison," according to the release distributed in frankfurt/main. But recently there have been more contacts with hospital patients. "The DSO assumes that the public discussions about organ donation will help to improve awareness of organ donation in the clinics."