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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).

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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.

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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."

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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.

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Viticulture must change

Viticulture must change

The winegrowers are happy about the hot summer – this can be read in many media reports at the moment. This statement can max martin of the ziegelangerer winery martin and peter gotz of the winery zell am ebersberg only partially agree. "One advantage is that you have to spray less because of the dry weather. This is good for plant protection", says max martin. Peter gotz confirms: "there are much less fungal diseases when it is so dry."

More disadvantages than advantages

However, there is one major disadvantage: the lack of water. "In the past few days it has only rained briefly, which is of no use to the plants", says the young winemaker. Because the soil is too dry. You can see it in the vineyards: normally there is lush grass growing between the vines – not this time. "In alternation, one row is usually planted and the next is broken up to grow plants there", explains max martin. This year he had to postpone the sowing "because it would not take", says head coach ali hadth."

There are no grassy areas in peter gotz’s vineyard either – and that’s the way it should be: "I have cut and mulched the grass so that it doesn’t take away any nutrients from the vines." He also had to cut out some vines to take the pressure off the plants.

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“A flying horse” with plenty of suspense

The two didn't make the mistake of simply retelling the story, as the film did, but instead crystallized from it only the dramatic conflicts between the two former schoolmates helmut halm and klaus buch, which go to the edge of existential threat.

Like in a test tube

so the title of the play, which is given in a final scene in the novella, can only be interpreted as a metaphor for the escape behavior of the four actors, but the theater was once again able to show what its greatest strength is. Like in a test tube or like voyeurs, the spectators were able to observe these two couples and experience for themselves how much the view of people can change when they are placed in new, unexpected situations and reveal to the public the protective shell they had already set up quite perfectly in the middle of their lives.

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Tire change in hochstadt workshop: changing tires in piecework

Tire change in hochstadt workshop: changing tires in piecework

At this time of year, the workshop of reifen popp in hochstadt is like a formula 1 pit stop: on each lifting platform, there is a car on which the mechanics quickly change the tires. The next customers are already waiting with their cars in front of the rough workshop on schwarzenbacher ring. The most stressful weeks of the year have begun for company boss jorg popp and his employees: the changeover from summer to winter tires is once again on the agenda.

As a general rule, drivers should adhere to the "from O to O" rule of thumb, so from easter to october, keep. As an expert popp also stands for quality in his profession. "Reasonable tires, not chinaware", he says. After eight to nine years, you should also get new tires, regardless of the number of kilometers you have ridden.

The legal requirement for all tires in summer and winter is only a tread depth of 1.6 millimeters. For your own protection and that of other road users, however, you should not be too close to this limit. The tread should not be less than three millimeters deep, popp says.

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Bad bruckenau: oldest burger woman is 104 years old

Bad bruckenau: oldest burger woman is 104 years old

"I always kept a sausage for my father." Anni buchheim remembers. She remembers many things from her 104 years of life. The sausage, that was because of the hunger the family suffered during the first world war. On 4. She was born in january 1915. Her mother died soon after, her father was a soldier. It was the grandmother who raised the three children. "A very nice woman", buchheim says several times.

Her thoughts quickly turn to her childhood, quickly to her hometown of poland. "It was such a bad time, the 1920s. That was very bad. Her father was unemployed. He received 18 marks a week from the city with three children. We had to live on that. But my grandmother has managed it all. She rented out furnished rooms when she was still an old woman!"

A lot of old people like to remember the old days. "The youth becomes more and more present. And the times that burn themselves into the soul", says sibel linz, the home’s director. What she also observes: the years of life that were good become blurred in the end. And so anni buchholz tells very little about the 1950s, the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s and the time until today. She has been living at the waldenfels senior center for about a year and a half, because her strength is waning. But the spiritual clarity remained.

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First day at work: tips for a good start at the new workplace

first day at work: tips for a good start at the new workplace

The first day in a new company after the job change or as newcomers to the profession is marked by nervousness and expectations. As an employee, you want to make a good first impression and meet your employer’s expectations. And then there’s the first meeting with the new colleagues. Find out in this article how to prepare for your new job prepare optimally, what to pay attention to in the choice of dress and interview rounds, and how your first day at work will be successful.

4 tips for preparing for a new job

The best remedy for nervousness is to know that you are well prepared. Therefore, you should do the following things spatestenstens the day before – so your first day at work more relaxed!

  1. Pick out documents. Have you been given a list of things to do before your start?? Maybe the personnel department is still missing some information about you. You should have your identity card, tax identification and social security number, a passport photo and possibly your signed employment contract at hand.
  2. Research places and people. If you don’t remember from the interview, or if something might have changed, you should look carefully at your new job and who your contact person will be. It is best to plan your route and check out the parking facilities so that you can make your first impression first day at work start relaxed and on point.
  3. Pack your bag. Be sure to take your calendar and pen with you so that you can make a note of important appointments right away. Mint pastilles (not chewing gum)!) and change for the vending machines can’t hurt either.
  4. Prepare your outfit. Depending on the job, you may be provided with work clothes or have been given a dress code. Otherwise you should dress appropriately for your surroundings. In a craft business, different standards apply than in offices or customer-facing workplaces. You can always be on the safe side by wearing a shirt or blouse with a bow and a pair of neat jeans when you meet a new colleague starting a new job.

Are you also looking for a new professional challenge?? Find regional job advertisements on jobs.Infrances.De!

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Matthias habich is well in the verdrangen

Matthias Habich is well in the verdrangen

Actor matthias habich ("the adventurous simplicissimus") was already afraid of death as a child. "I was already sinking vertically into bed when I was six years old, imagining that one day I would be lying a meter below the ground," he said in an interview with the deutsche presse-agentur shortly before his 80th birthday. Birthday on 12. January.

"The 80 has come frighteningly and surprisingly suddenly. It amazes me and of course it is now so that you open the newspaper and see from the death announcements that all in this age are already dead." That keeps him busy. "But fortunately i’m pretty good at evading it."

His advanced age is also a reason why he can’t imagine committing himself to a series in the long term. "When you make a commitment to a series, it’s a long-term commitment and a time-consuming process. At my age, doing that would have been almost vicious."Besides, a series has no gross attraction for him. "Personally, the same role over a long period of time was perhaps boring me. Besides, you usually only know the scripts for the first two episodes when you decide to join the show. And if the nachsten turning books are then terrible, one is in serienhaft."