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Glencore extends deadline for xstrata acquisition

Glencore extends deadline for xstrata acquisition

Even if the talks were constructive, do not expect a conclusion until the 16th of the month. April to count. At the beginning of march, the two swiss-based commodity companies had given this date as the closing date, after previously targeting mid-march.

The EU commission had already given the green light for the megadeal in november 2012. The merger of the commodity giants was originally scheduled to go ahead last year. The "elephant wedding" was postponed several times due to outstanding official approvals.

Commodities trader glencore and mining group xstrata had agreed to merge in february 2012. As "glencore xstrata plc" they want to form one of the world’s largest commodity groups, with the entire value chain from mining and trading to storage and transport concentrated under one company roof. The annual turnover will then be about 200 billion dollars (156 billion euros).

Music

No obligation to buy at the 10. Rodental trade market

No obligation to buy at the 10. Rodental trade market

Bells ringing, samba rhythms and bagpipe folklore – a better introduction to the 10. Trade market in the time-honored domane could not be imagined. The interessengemeinschaft rodental (IGR) presented rodental businesses on the domanenplatz and in the hall as part of the open sunday sales event. Also rodentaler associations, the bavarian red cross, the water rescue service, the fire department, the railroad friends and the municipal utilities did not miss the opportunity to show themselves. And that went down well, because the quite numerous visitors accepted the offer. On top of that, there was a program of events well worth seeing and hearing, such as samba rhythms, demonstrations by a magician, dancing and bagpipe music, and much more besides – in addition to a rich culinary offering.

In the hall itself there was a variety of offers of the rodentaler tradesmen to marvel at, which was perceived in detail. It was an insight into the local trade, which was explained over and over again by friendly employees. It was pleasant that it was not a sales event. The longer the interested people stayed at the stands and enjoyed the information.

The two IGR initiators werner hieber and andreas wittmann emphasized at the opening that they had already made a great effort to get the commercial market off the ground – and that on a voluntary basis. The thanks apparently was that the weather just so played along. Mayor marco steiner () emphasized that the community in rodental works great. "Showing what you have to offer was their motto, said steiner.

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Fewer unemployed despite cold weather

Fewer unemployed despite cold weather

In the second month of the year, 7657 people were registered as unemployed in the main-rhon region. That was 62 people or 0.8 percent fewer than in january. The unemployment rate fell from 3.2 percent in january to 3.1 percent in february. Compared to the previous year, the level of the
unemployment significantly lower. In february 2017, the number of unemployed was still 1550 more, and the unemployment rate was 3.8 percent.

Much movement

"The seasonal increase in unemployment during the winter months failed to materialize despite the cold february. The number of unemployed people has remained below the 8000 mark since april 2017.", thomas stelzer, chairman of the management board of the agency for labor schweinfurt, commented on the latest figures. Employment figures in the region remain relatively high. 2777 people were able to end their unemployment in february, 764 more than in the previous month. In turn, 2721 workers had to register as unemployed for the first time or again. This was 113 people less than in january. "Some employers in the region, faced with full order books, had tried harder to keep their employees on over the winter. The bad weather phase was used to reduce the overtime accumulated during the summer months", summed up stelzer.
Compared to the previous month, almost all groups of people benefited from the development of the labor market. Not, however, among younger people under 25 years of age. 700 people were affected by unemployment here in february. This was 23 more than in the previous month, but 183 people fewer than in the same month of the previous year. "Due to seasonal factors, a slight increase in the number of unemployed young people is not unusual. Not only trainees who have successfully completed their training, but also those who have dropped out of training or university are increasingly contacting the career counselors at the employment agency to explore possible career alternatives, explained stelzer. The increase in unemployment among men is also typical for the time of year. Men work predominantly in the jobs that are heavily affected by seasonal unemployment in the winter months. Contrary to the seasonal trend, this was only 12 more people than in the previous month, and 920 fewer than in the previous year.
The number of companies that had registered short-time work for their employees rose by six to 21 companies with 117 employees. Compared to january, about 14 more people were affected. A year ago the numbers were even higher. In february 2017, there were still 23 companies with 669 employees for which short-time work was registered. Unemployment rose slightly among people with a refugee background; nevertheless
there are significantly fewer unemployed than a year ago. In february, 577 unemployed people with a refugee background were paid in the main-rhon region. That was 7.5 percent of all registered unemployed people.

Leaders

Trump visits crime scenes and counters criticism of his rhetoric

Trump visits crime scenes and counters criticism of his rhetoric

After the massacre in el paso, donald trump’s aggressive rhetoric stung many critics – but the US president let the accusations bounce off him.

Before a visit to the border city, trump rejected the narrative that his rhetoric contributes to division and violence. He doesn’t think his words did that, trump said in response to questions from journalists. "I think my rhetoric brings people together," trump said. America is doing incredibly well.

Trump first traveled to dayton, where a gunman killed nine people sunday night, before visiting el paso. In the ohio city, the president and first lady melania met with patients at a hospital, according to spokeswoman stephanie grisham. The two also thanked the medical staff for their actions. Demonstrators had gathered in the city, as seen on television footage. On signs, for example, they demanded tighter gun laws. They also had an inflatable baby trump with them.

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Alliance calls for 30-minute intervals

alliance calls for 30-minute intervals

A broad, non-partisan alliance of initiatives and individuals is petitioning the bavarian state parliament for the wiesenttalbahn as an attractive local transport system from forchheim to ebermannstadt and on to french switzerland. The core demands of the petition are the introduction of a 30-minute frequency in the short term, an attractive design of the stops, optimal links between rail and bus, and in the medium term the extension of regular local rail passenger transport (SPNV) into the upper wiesent valley. The latter serves above all to relieve the city of ebermannstadt from through traffic, he said at a press conference in the "schwanenbrau.

Among the initiators are lisa badum (bundnis 90/die grunen), member of the bundestag forchheim, and christiane meyer, mayor of ebermannstadt . The citizens' initiative "pro wiesenttal ohne ostspange" (biwo) supports the action alliance, as do the verkehrsclub deutschland ( VCD ), the allgemeine deutsche fahrradclub ( ADFC ), transition forchheim, the movement okologische region frankische schweiz (bor) and the energy and climate alliance forchheim.

The alliance was also initiated by county council members christian kiehr, matthias striebich and elisabeth krause. Lisa badum , climate expert of her parliamentary group, stated: "the shift of traffic to public transport must take place much faster and more comprehensively than before. The expansion of rail as a climate-friendly and attractive alternative to motorized individual transport is one of the priority measures in the wiesent valley as well."

Music

Berganza prize for word artist andreas ulich

Berganza prize for word artist andreas ulich

Andreas ulich works as a freelance actor, reciter, copywriter, designer and publisher. "He is a real word artist", as barbara kahle, first chairwoman of the bamberg art association, described at the berganza award ceremony in the villa concordia. But the usually eloquent actor, who in 1993 was sent to the e.T.A.-the first alligator to make his way to the hoffmann theater and thus to bamberg, was speechless at the end of the ceremony and struggled for words. Above all, he confessed, the laudation – held by GAL city councilor and friend ursula sowa – had moved him emotionally.

Ursula sowa gave an insight into the life of the artist and revealed many an unknown side of the berlin-born artist. "When a spontaneous thought occurs to andreas ulich at night, it can happen that he turns on the bedside lamp, makes notes and then continues to sleep", reported sowa. Although the artist sometimes regrets that he is not as ingenious in writing and poetry as E.T.A. Hoffmann, but he was able to write one or two pages a day. Andreas ulich earns his money among other things as an advertising copywriter. "He is all the more pleased, as he confessed to me, about the berganza prize, because it will give him more time to devote to his favorite pastime, writing", said sowa.

Regular readings

Although he is known to many bambergers through his role as E.T.A. Hoffmann in rainer lewandowski's play "you're not a bamberger either" is known, andreas ulich is currently not active as an actor. However, it is not impossible that he will tread the stage boards of a theater again, says the laudator. Currently ladt ulich every first sunday of the month in the E.T.A. Hoffmann house at 5 p.M. For readings with music, and also his first novel "zwei raben" (two ravens) was published a few weeks ago.

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Kohlschreiber reaches for third home win in munich

Kohlschreiber reaches for third home win in munich

Local hero philipp kohlschreiber once again thrills german tennis fans in munich.

The 32-year-old davis cup player from augsburg will battle it out on sunday against shooting star dominic thiem from austria in his fifth final match for the third title at the BMW open after 2007 and 2012.

Fourth seed kohlschreiber defeated italian fabio fognini in the semifinals with astonishing ease 6:1, 6:4. "There is little to complain about. I’m a bit surprised myself by the clear results this week," said the happy winner.

School

Interesting approach against the referee shortage

Interesting approach against the referee shortage

Every year, the bavarian ministry of education and the bavarian state sports association (BLSV) call on schools and sports clubs to form "sports work groups" the aim of these partnerships is to get students interested in a particular sport – and to show them the way to clubs, which they are unlikely to find or take on their own.
While cooperation is still being considered or merely discussed at some other school locations, the johann philipp von schonborn high school – located in the heart of the rhon soccer district – has already been offering its students the opportunity to train as official referees for the german soccer association (dfb) for two years as part of its extremely broad range of elective courses. Now they are also officially entering into a cooperative partnership.

A good decision

"The elective class was a good decision. It was super interesting and still gives me great pleasure", says anton muthig, who together with his classmates leon maximilian heida and hannes wirsing had already taken part in the elective lessons last year. All three also passed the official referee novice exam of the bayerischer fubballbund (BFV) with flying colors in spring 2017 and have since been on the road as referees and assistants at the pitches in the rhon district.

"Also financially not uninteresting", justus borst, who took part in the elective course during the current school year and found out that it is quite possible to earn extra money as a referee. Besides him also vincent schoppner, philipp schafer and simon weigand got since september weekly all theoretical and practical basics of the "referee craft" from their teacher daniel karch, at the same time referee and member of the teaching team of the rhon district conveys. The training program includes units on rhetoric, improving body language and dealing with stressful situations, as well as video analysis of conflict situations. In role-playing games, solutions to these conflict management exercises are then developed. The schoolchildren thus receive an education that will open up extensive areas of knowledge for them in their later professional lives and in their leisure time, beyond their actual work as impartial officers.

Leaders

Community of wiesenbronn supports network

community of wiesenbronn supports network

"We must preserve the jewish history, because it is also our history". The statement by margret lother, chairwoman of the forderverein ehemalige synagoge kitzingen, met with the unanimous approval of the council body at the wiesenbronn council meeting on tuesday evening. The committee voted unanimously to support the concept planning for the network of jewish cemeteries in rodelsee with up to 5,000 euros. Not least because many former jewish citizens of wiesenbronn are buried in the jewish cemetery in rodelsee, as mayor doris paul recalled.

Lother informed that the cemetery in rodelsee belongs to the jewish community in bavaria and the care runs over the landratsamt "we have that well under control". The speaker also briefly discussed the 200-year-old jewish cemetery in huttenheim, which was established on the basis of former national borders. The age at which he was born in the middle of the 15th century is considerably older. The cemetery in rodelsee, which was attested in the middle of the 19th century: "it is the only soil monument that has not been worked on since the middle ages".

When comparing the cemetery with christian cemeteries, the chairwoman pointed out that in a jewish cemetery no graves were abandoned "they can stay forever". The idea for the network was left behind by michael schneeberger, and in the meantime a concept has been drawn up through a wide range of activities, including workshops, in which the aim is also to develop ideas for the future. The realization emerged that a two-pronged approach should be taken with the focus on the cemetery and documentation in the localities.

School

800 Fools were on the loose in adelsdorf

800 fools were on the loose in adelsdorf

To the 20. For the first time, the SC adelsdorf had invited all the big and small fools to the children’s carnival in the aischgrundhalle, and witches, frogs, princesses, bees, magicians and many more made a pilgrimage there on sunday afternoon. The children’s carnival is already so well received that there was already a traffic jam at admission. About 800 visitors flocked incessantly.

The preparation team with claudia ruppert, nanni hoppner, heike kowohl, katrin sander and erika kramer had pulled out all the stops and put together a colorful program. The "nimble little bees, the kids from the children’s gymnastics, the unicycle group "groove&" move" and the dance school "center stage were guests and whirled around in front of or on the stage.

As a big surprise the unicycle group had rehearsed a disney-medley together with all groups. Many attractions like glitter tattoos, a parcours, polonaise, games, spab and dance, a ratsel with a chance to win and attractive prizes, handicraft spab and a photo box awaited the foolish visitors. A rough drawing competition with prizes for the ten best pictures, which will then be exhibited in the town hall, and a candy bar with cocktails for children rounded off the afternoon.