Finance

Government: overwhelming number of pensioners “well provided for

government: overwhelming number of pensioners

According to the study, married couples and single people aged 65 or older have an average household income of 1818 euros net per month. According to the report, however, there are major differences. Single women in this age group tend to have less money to spend, averaging 1292 euros. For single men it is already 1560 euro, for married couples even 2433 euro.

The study, which is conducted by the federal ministry of labor every four years, was sent to the other ministries for approval at the beginning of the week, writes the newspaper. The government document shows that the statutory pension is still the most important means of providing for the elderly. However, around half of the 65-plus generation already benefits from company or private pension plans.

The report also warns of increasing poverty among the elderly. At present, however, only 2.5 percent of people over the age of 65 have to live on the state's basic old-age pension scheme. Labor minister ursula von der leyen (CDU) fears that the rate will grow significantly if the government does not take action. She wants to protect low earners and self-employed people more in the future. How this should best be done is disputed in the black-yellow coalition.

Health

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."

News

Practice day saves farmers from having to try things out

Practice day saves farmers from having to try things out

GPS in agriculture? The layman is amazed and thinks to himself: this had to be looked at more closely. According to the program, baywa's first practical dialogue field day offers an opportunity to do just that on the practical fields between buttenheim and seigendorf, directly on the state highway. This is where hans koch buries his guests, about 300 farmers from all over upper and central franconia.

The company cultivates seven hectares of land here for demonstration purposes, more than 60 different plant varieties, ten crops. "On one of frankens most difficult sites", hans koch "because the soil up here, unlike in the regnitz meadows, is not fertile loss."

Nevertheless, they have chosen these flat areas as practice fields in order to prove how much the right choice of "the basics, i.E. Plant variety, soil cultivation and nutrient supply" can make constitutes.

Finance

“Spiegel”: eu takes aim at rebates for electricity-intensive companies

Brussels officials have long had their sights set on the extensive exemption of electricity-intensive industries. Eu competition commissioner joaquin almunia suspects illegal aid. Next wednesday, according to the news magazine, the procedure will be initiated.

If the investigation comes to this conclusion, exemptions from the levy under the renewable energy sources act (EEG) could be prohibited. In the worst case scenario, there is also the threat of a backlash correction. Energy-intensive companies then had to pay millions of euros in back taxes to the state that had been saved in previous years.

The federal environment ministry said on sunday that no formal decision had been taken in brussel to open the procedure. "There is also a consensus that the EEG must be further developed. An amendment is to be tackled immediately after the election," a spokeswoman said.

News

Rebhan even has winning goal on the fub

Rebhan even has winning goal on the fub

Curious 30. The first matchday in the north-east regional league from the vfl frohnlach’s point of view: the upper franconians played very well on saturday at the second place in the table and in the end got a deserved 1-1 (1-1) draw, because lukas pflaum managed to equalize the score 1:1. But because the previous last team, spvgg erlangen, surprisingly won 3:1 at SV mitterteich, the vfl slipped back to the last place in the table.
In the very fair game there was not a single yellow card. Frohnlach’s head coach roland melzig was clearly aware of one thing: "ATSV erlangen is one of the best teams in the league in terms of play, and they showed that at times."
The ball possession may have been 60:40 percent in favor of the hosts. "We certainly also had the necessary quantum of luck in some situations, which we didn’t always have this season", so melzig continues. The brought the 90 minutes to the point: "if we had always played like today, then we were certainly not last."
Erlangen started on the road to success and pushed back the vfl. In minute 17 then the lead for the promotion aspirants. A cross from the right side was headed in by ferdinand list for 1:0. The game seemed to take its expected course.

Vfl brisk – nothing to lose

But frohnlach had nothing to lose, so they didn’t hide and managed to tie the game at 1:1 before the break against the home team, which was peppered with many former regional league and bavarian league players. On the left wing, lukas werner skilfully set the scene, outjumped an opponent and crossed into the middle of the field. There lurked captain lukas pflaum and held only the fub (40.).
After the break, ATSV tried to get the much-needed three-goal lead. Frohnlach was mainly occupied with defensive work, but acted smartly in the process. Time and again, the people of central franconia gritted their teeth, failed to reach a conclusion or were tripped up.

Ex-professional has to go to hospital

In the final phase then still another unschone scene, the former nurnberger and professional in turkey, ahmet kulabas, collided with frohnlachs keeper erik mozzo. The attacker of the platzherren injured himself and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.
Immediately before the final whistle, frohnlach had another rough chance when tim rebhan appeared free in front of the ATSV box but then put the ball over the crossbar. "We could even have won, but that would have been too much of a good thing in terms of the course of the game", so melzig, who concluded with a pithy sentence: "we are not dead yet!" Next friday, the good form in the home game against FC lichtenfels should be enough for a three-goal win, so that the relegation can still be achieved. At the moment, at least that is how the vfl frohnlach appears, this seems to be possible.

Finance

What the marktsteft fire department experienced in 2019

What the marktsteft fire department experienced in 2019

2019 was not an easy year emotionally for the marktsteft fire department. In the second operation of the year, they had to rescue a dead comrade after a traffic accident with markus ungerer. The fact that this has left its mark was still apparent to commander timo albrecht during his annual report on sunday evening at the annual general meeting of the steft fire brigade. The accident also shows how stressful firefighting can sometimes be.

All in all, albrecht spoke of a "rather work-intensive year" for his 42-strong squad, including three women with a total of 18 missions. These covered almost the entire bandwidth of the fire department, with fires, traffic accidents, pumping out basements and even the rescue of a pigeon. It was positive that two young people changed from the youth fire brigade to the active one, which is very important for the continuance of the fire brigade.

Good cooperation with the city

Praise was given by the commander and the chairman of the association, simon matthaus, for the cooperation with the town of marktsteft, which always has an open ear for the concerns of the fire brigade, so that all problems could be solved quickly and without complications. A compliment that mayor thomas reichert returned in his greeting: "you have real aspirations, you don’t just talk, you deliver."

News

New town can shine like this

New town can shine like this

How their hometown can appear when it is skilfully put in the right light is something that the people of new town can currently experience in the city center. Students from the coburg university of applied sciences came up with an illumination concept and put it into practice over the past few days. Yesterday it was presented.
In close cooperation with the university of coburg, the project "neustadt im licht" was realized the marketplace, which is significant both architecturally and structurally, has so far been perceived as uninviting in the dark, as neustadt's third mayor martin stingl notes. But this will now be different, at least temporarily. "The light installations of the coburg university of applied sciences, faculty of design, are to provide new ideas and suggestions for the realization of a suitable, sustainable lighting concept, involving the city, property owners and the population of neustadt", explains stingl and adds: "this project is supported by the association oberfranken offensiv, the government of upper franconia as well as the coburg designforum oberfranken and pursues the objective of atmospherically designing the illumination of central areas, such as our market place, and to significantly increase the feel-good factor in our city".
The artistically illuminated city center forms the frame for "swinging neustadt – an eventful cultural weekend in new town with live performances and culinary offerings in the city center. During the day, the offer will be supplemented by a car mile and various activities of the retail trade up to the sales open sunday. At 4 p.M., the official opening of the puppet festival will take place on the main stage of the market square.
How far suggestions from the students' lighting concept will perhaps ensure that the marketplace becomes more attractive at night remains to be seen.
However, the city's management is open to lighting concepts. This can be seen in the planning for the flood-free reconstruction of the roden. In order to make the course of the river in the center of the town's thoroughfare a sparkle, a sophisticated lighting concept is planned there.
First, however, the market square with the surrounding streets shines in a special light. Every evening until sunday, 20. May, the countless LED lights will be put into operation. Officially it will be "at nightfall". That was allowed between 20 and 20.30 o'clock the case. The market place will be a special place for the people of neustadt and their guests who have come to the city for the puppet festival.

Finance

Swiss private bank frey gives up after pressure from the usa

Swiss private bank frey gives up after pressure from the usa

The end of the bank frey, founded in 2002, was decided by an extraordinary meeting of shareholders, as the zurich financial institution announced thursday evening on its website. In march, the swiss bank wegelin had already ceased operations after a conviction in the u.S.

The bank frey referred to "hardly bearable conditions" as a result of the tax dispute with the USA. In april, the head of the bank’s private customer business frey was indicted on suspicion of aiding and abetting tax evasion.

Once again, "a small bank that comes under the scrutiny of U.S. Tax investigators can very quickly find itself in a situation that threatens its very existence," the "neue zurcher zeitung" wrote on friday. Then "giving up business is the best alternative for customers and shareholders".