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Newspaper: blackberry plans further job cuts

Newspaper: blackberry plans further job cuts

Among others, middle management and the sales department are to be affected, the "wall street journal" wrote on wednesday.

In addition, the vice-president responsible for sales in the USA, richard piasentin, was dismissed last month, it was reported, referring to informed persons.

According to market researchers, blackberry’s U.S. Market share had recently fallen below one percent despite the launch of new models. The company only confirmed to the newspaper that piasentin was no longer working for blackberry, but gave no further details.

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Karstadt wage talks without tangible result for the time being

Karstadt wage talks without tangible result for the time being

The union’s concrete demands – the return of karstadt to the collective bargaining system and the conclusion of an agreement to safeguard jobs and the company’s future – have not yet been negotiated, he said.

Karstadt labor director kai-uwe weitz, meanwhile, reiterated the call for a wage pause at the company. The talks are scheduled for 7. To be continued in october.

The dominant topic at the two-day talks in dusseldorf, according to verdi, was the consequences for the department store chain of the entry of the austrian real estate entrepreneur rene benko. "We need legally reliable information on this," peukes said. However, the union had not yet received any answers.

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1126 Signatures for clean air

1126 signatures for clean air

A total of 1126 signatures from the communities of eggolsheim and hallerndorf were submitted by members of the "clean air in the regnitz and aisch valleys" interest group collected. On tuesday, martin distler handed over the stack of papers he had collected to hallerndorf’s mayor gerhard bauer (wahlergemeinschaft), together with those who had collected the signatures from house to house in the various towns and villages. A good 60 percent of the signatures came from hallerndorfer from all parts of the town, distler explained, 40 percent from eggolsheim, especially from eggolsheim itself and the suburbs of neuses and untersturmig.

It is not only a question of a possible asphalt mixing plant planned on the territory of hallerndorf, but also of improving the current state of affairs. "For this we need the support of the mayors and municipal councils", distler is sure of this, as he himself sits on the eggolsheim market town council for bundnis 90/die grunen. The pollution of the citizens by dust and noise is already immense, even without asphalt mixing plant.

Nevertheless, the members of the community of interests are in favor of the establishment of further business: "but in a sustainable way and not at the expense of health and quality of life", distler summarizes the wishes of the citizens.

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Westerwelle sees agypt on the brink of civil war

Westerwelle sees agypt on the brink of civil war

The FDP politician called for a kind of "round table" with the participation of all important political forces, so that the country could return to a democratic course. Nevertheless, the military, the transitional government and the supporters of ousted president mohammed mursi are preparing for new clashes.

After one-day talks with the various sides, westerwelle was much more pessimistic than he had been at the beginning. He warned: "an escalation of violence could very quickly lead to a real bloodbath."In egypt, the military overthrew the islamist president mursi a month ago. Since then, there have already been numerous deaths.

Despite a call for evacuation, thousands of mursi supporters held their ground in two protest camps in cairo. Interior ministry urged demonstrators to end their ongoing protests immediately – but to no avail. The ministry then declared that the first steps toward clearing the country had already been taken.

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Police roughhouse around oil tanker off british sud coast

police roughhouse around oil tanker off british sud coast

Seven people have been arrested on an oil tanker after hours of rough seas off the coast of the isle of wight. Special forces had brought the situation on the ship under control and arrested seven people, the defense ministry tweeted.

Police and coastguards had been working for hours around the tanker nave andromeda after it zigzagged and anchored several miles offshore. Minister of the interior priti patel thanked the participants on twitter for their efforts.

"We have been informed that there are several blind passengers on board who have made verbal threats against the crew," a hampshire police spokesman had stated this evening. "No injuries were reported."Local media had initially assumed an attempted hijacking, but according to the BBC, the shipowner’s lawyers ruled this out as early as this afternoon. It was "100 percent not a kidnapping," the law firm tatham& said co., representing the ship owners. It has been known for some time that there are blind passengers on board.

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In search of treasure in the lake

In search of treasure in the lake

For three years now, an adventurous treasure hunt has been part of the "mir machen wos" vacation campaign in maierhof. And so this year, too, the treasure hunters from four to 14 years of age set out to find an unknown destination and finally the hidden treasure.
The starting point was the fire station. Here, the treasure hunters had to look for the first clue that would tell them where to go next. Photos showed the children the distinctive waypoints. The participants who knew their surroundings were clearly at an advantage.
With the accompanying parents, the treasure hunters recovered a bottle of mail in the maierhof bathing pond and discovered clues behind wooden stumps and trees. A lot of sweat flowed before the destination, the spielgelteich near kupferberg, was reached.
But this was not yet the final goal. Some children discovered a box with a skull floating in the middle of the lake. But how should the children and young people get there?? By chance, an inflatable boat of the THW kulmbach was anchored nearby, with which the participants finally sailed to the treasure and pulled the chest with delicious muffins on board.
After the strenuous treasure hunt, the children had a feast of sausages and steaks before taking the boat out for another spin on the pond.
Children and parents were visibly enthusiastic about the action, especially about the boat trip. Thanks to the THW, harald will and matthias wirth for their help in the background and at the barbecue and michael zuber for the adventurous backhauling.

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Auto experts: us car market will be weaker in 2019

Auto experts: us car market will be weaker in 2019

According to industry experts, the U.S. Car market, which is also important for german manufacturers, will weaken in 2019.

After last year’s better-than-expected new car sales of around 17.2 million, about 16.8 million units were expected to be sold in 2019, according to a forecast by U.S. Market researcher and trade services provider cox automotive presented ahead of the start of the year’s first rough auto show in detroit. For 2020, it could go down even further with new car sales of around 16.5 million.

Cox chief economist jonathan smoke blamed the slowing economy, among other factors, but also warned of the impact of additional tariffs on car prices: tariffs of 25 percent could have a more massive impact on car sales than even a recession. U.S. President donald trump has repeatedly threatened to impose high special tariffs on imported cars because he believes his country is being treated unfairly by its trading partners. This has had a strong impact on the industry. In december, a delegation of german auto executives visited trump to dissuade him from his tariff plans.

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Good news for households: wastewater rates remain stable in 2019

Water was the focus of the last weitramsdorf town council meeting this year on several occasions. And on monday evening, in the training room of the fire station, there was good news for the citizens of burgen: the wastewater fees will remain stable in 2019.

3.20 euros per cubic meter of discharged wastewater must pay the weitramsdorfer also in the future, this calculation the body unanimously approved. Earlier, managing director heiko geub had explained the fees for the drainage facility: the projected requirement of around 698,000 euros is offset by basic fees of 56,000 euros and discharge fees of around 642,000. With an expected volume of 200,000 cubic meters, the discharge fee remains unchanged. "Taking into account the expected income and expenses and the previous year’s results, we can keep the initiation fee at the same level", said geub. Only the previous year, the municipal council had decided to increase the fees by 55 cents from 2.65 to 3.20 euros.

Canal to become rougher

The second item on the agenda was also about wastewater: with one vote against, the committee voted in favor of extending the combined sewer in the new "hoher rain" development area more roughly than still in september decided to plan. The council thus followed the recommendation of the commissioned engineering firm HTS-plan (kronach), even though there is a bottleneck at the connecting manhole to the existing structure. The office argued that there was no risk of backwater because there were no house connections to the canal in this section, nor were any planned. On top of that, the water management office in kronach had also recommended the canal extension.

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Werder with home victory – gladbach without a chance at 0:4

Werder with home victory - gladbach without a chance at 0:4

This means that the fohlen-elf has been without success at the weser for 25 years – gladbach has not been able to win any of the last 22 bundesliga matches. No bundesliga team has waited longer for a win against a rival team. Bayern loan player nils petersen (37).) put the hanseaten on the winning streak, marko arnautovic (45.), niclas fullkrug (76.) and zlatko junuzovic (86.) completed to the ungefahrdeten victory before 42 100 spectators in the sold-out weserstadion.

"We were very, very active, we didn’t just react, we pressed the opponent non-stop," coach thomas schaaf was pleased with the improved performance of his eleven after the defeat in augsburg. "I’m much happier about the defense," said the coach. "That’s the basic requirement, that you can react so offensively. " His gladbach colleague lucien favre on the other hand was served after the defeat: "it was stupid to get the 2-0 a minute before half-time." The swiss once again recognized: "we see, we have a lot to do."

Lukas schmitz started for bremen in place of the injured clemens fritz (adductor problems), and after just one and a half minutes he beat gladbach’s goalkeeper marc-andre ter stegen with a ball from the left wing that was intended as a cross. For sebastian prodl, who returned from the international match with austria battered, assani lukimya was in the starting eleven, which showed a reaction two weeks after the 1:3 in the away match in augsburg and started with offensive urge.

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Basement character belongs to the past

basement character belongs to the past

"On behalf of our chairman, professor ursula mannle, we would like to welcome you today and introduce you to our newly designed large hall, which will soon be open for our seminar activities." It was no coincidence that the words of michael moslein, director of the banz monastery education center, had a solemn tone, coupled with gratitude and joy.

The complete renovation and modernization of the large hall used for conferences and other events with a bright and, not least, technically ultra-modern concept may well be regarded as a milestone in the recent history of the education center. "You can see what is possible when the leadership stands behind an institution", said member of the bundestag emmi zeulner and praised chairwoman mannle, who was mentioned at the beginning, as an important driving force for the implementation of the successful mabnahme.

Political education

Mannle briefly described the nature and purpose of the hanns-seidel foundation and the obermain site in particular. Today, banz is a widely known conference center. In addition to the other fields of activity, she described political education work as the "core of the hanns-seidel foundation and, referring to the general renovation of the grob hall, added: "it is important that we live up to our educational mission." From the words of the chairwoman spoke great satisfaction with today’s "face" of the rough hall: "the room has become very open now. You no longer have the impression that you are in the basement. Really great success."

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