U.s. Economy grows in first quarter despite pandemic

u.s. economy grows in first quarter despite pandemic

Despite the corona crisis, the u.S. Economy grew solidly in the first quarter. In the first three months of the year, economic output increased by 6.4 percent on an annualized basis, according to data from the U.S. Government.

In the USA, quarterly growth figures are always extrapolated for the year. This indicates how the economy would develop if the pace of growth were to continue for a year. In europe, this method is not used, which is why the figures are not directly comparable with each other.

The situation on the labor market of the major economy has also improved somewhat. In the week ending 24. In april, the number of initial applications for unemployment assistance fell again, but only slightly by comparison.

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Rtl: children in bangladesh close for textile discounter kik

Rtl: children in bangladesh close for textile discounter kik

This was announced in advance by the RTL journal "punkt 12". The discounter confirmed to the news agency dpa in a statement an "illegal subcontracting": a main supplier in bangladesh had worked with illegal methods, he now gets a conventional fine of 5000 US-dollars (about 3900 euro). The business relations will be terminated immediately.

According to the station, "punkt 12" reporter alexander romer disguised himself as a textile buyer, set up a dummy company and used a hidden camera to gain access to factories near the capital dhaka that produce for the german market. According to the report, children between the ages of ten and 14 worked in one of the factories.

In the past months, brands in particular had drawn attention to the production conditions in asian textile factories – where lax safety standards and unsocial conditions often prevail. The reputation of the textile discounter kik had suffered in the process, as tengelmann boss karl-erivan haub admitted, to whose retail group kik also belongs.

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Media report: out for national coach kolliker

media report: out for national coach kolliker

Not as a trainer and not as a sports director, as had already been speculated. A successor to the swiss, who took office on 1. According to the report, the man who took over in june 2011 has not yet been found. On monday the federation wants to make a declaration. Officially, the separation was not confirmed by the DEB or even by kolliker himself on sunday at first.

According to information from "eishockey news", the german ice hockey federation and the german ice hockey league (DEL) want to regulate all relevant matters concerning the national team with a new management team. The plan is to provide: first, a new sports director will be sought. Once the new coach is found, phase two follows with the appointment of a new national coach.

Since the departure of success coach uwe krupp in 2011 to the kolner sharks, ralph krueger has long been considered the preferred candidate. And a few weeks ago, an engagement of the ex-national player still seemed possible. Last wednesday, however, krueger made the promotion at the edmonton oilers from assistant to the first german head coach in the north american professional league NHL perfect.

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Wind power yes, but please without wild growth

Wind power yes, but please without wild growth

An advertising film for the secluded landscape of the habberge, showing huge wind turbines? Unthinkable. And yet the habberge nature park association had to think and reconcile the unthinkable at its annual meeting on wednesday in zeil.

"We need the energy transition, and it cannot be achieved without the use of wind energy on the best possible sites." This statement by the mayor of ebern, robert herrmann (CSU), is one pole of the opinion cosmos, the other comes from the association of german nature parks, which declares the integrity of the landscape to be the top priority and generally excludes nature parks as sites for wind power plants. Thus a large part of the county would be off-limits, and the most interesting flat areas on the mountain ridges could not be used.

Compromise demanded

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The grunen want to prevent the gremsdorf bypass

the grunen want to prevent the gremsdorf bypass

The burgermeister has a little experience with the greens. 1996 was the year when gerald brehm (JL) moved into the town hall, and the grunen won their only and soon to be last seat on hochstadt’s town council.

Many years followed in which the ok party did not play a role. Until they founded a local association last year. In this year’s election, the greens entered the city council with three members. A green from hochstadt now also sits in the district council. Some had foreseen that the green zeitgeist in germany would also arrive locally. But what do the gruns stand for in urban politics?? What do you want to achieve?

During a discussion in the engelgarten with the three city councilors peter winkler, irmgard schlehlein and andreas popp as well as the new county councilor lydia gobel, it becomes clear: the mayor and the established parliamentary groups have to reckon with critical questions. And above all, with a green contradiction. As the spokesman for the city council’s parliamentary group, peter winkler, points out: "we’re the only ones who are saying no now!" He sees a "complete lack of concept in urban development", when it comes to the issue of land consumption. Which brings him directly to the body-and-stomach theme of the grunen: environmental, climate and landscape protection.

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Always had the people in mind

Always had the people in mind

The honorary district farmer elisabeth fischer passed away on 21. July passed away unexpectedly at the age of 67. The lichtenfels district association of the bavarian farmers' association paid tribute to the deceased in a press release.

"The honorary circle builder has filled her honorary position with a high level of professional competence, outstanding humanity and unflagging commitment. Her ability to approach and listen to others, her willingness to help, her sense of what is feasible and her unwavering will to give the farms a future perspective characterized her work and her personality. In all her work, she has always put people first."Elisabeth fischer's main focus was on the education and training of the next generation of farmers as well as adult education. "She was aware that the education of farmers is the foundation and the key to the successful further development of our agricultural and forestry enterprises. In countless countrywomen's days, she promoted the acceptance of educational offers and the broadening of horizons."Another important concern for her was a professionally sound explanation of healthy and balanced nutrition.

Deserving of women farmers

"Mrs. Fischer has rendered outstanding services to agriculture and forestry, to her profession and, above all, to women farmers. We would like to thank her for her life's work," says the letter signed by district farmer marion warmuth, district chairman michael bienlein and managing director hans rebelein.

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Up from the chair in the home office: build in movement breaks

up from the chair in the home office: build in movement breaks

A lot of things are coming together right now: the commute to work is falling away for some employees, the self-created home office is especially hard on the back. Movement is necessary.

According to the german society for orthopaedics and trauma surgery (DGOU), just three minutes of targeted exercise a day can help. If you sit at a desk for eight hours a day, you should get five hours of exercise a week.

It is best to build these in over the course of the day. This can also be integrated into your work: walk around while you're on the phone, stretch and stretch every once in a while in between. Any movement to compensate for sitting is good for you.

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300 Years of hohenfeld village fountain

300 years of hohenfeld village fountain

The hohenfeld local preservation society with its chairman rudolf sattes invited the citizens to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the village fountain. The fountain was inaugurated on 12. August 1718 built by the then mayors of wurzburg and brandenburg and the mayor johann holzmann. In the mayor’s account of hohenfeld it is written that the fountain cost 254 guilders, six pounds and 15 pennies. The fountain is adorned with a pine cone at the top, which was already known in antiquity as a symbolic decorative element. The hohenfeld fountain was often renovated. Shortly before it was incorporated into kitzingen in 1978, it was completely restored in 1977. The completely rotten water supply pipes were replaced by new copper pipes and the fountain column, which was made of sandstone, was replaced by shell limestone. In 2003 the area around the fountain was completely redesigned. In cooperation with the building authority of kitzingen and the local conservation society – under the then chairman rudolf weidt – the square was visually roughened up. A wrought iron gelander and a nostalgic lantern were installed. Two new stone troughs were erected to commemorate the former cattle troughs. On the occasion of the fountain’s anniversary, there was a picture exhibition with images from all eras. The whole sunday afternoon was spent celebrating, says a press release. In the picture an undated historical photo of the hohengfeld village fountain.

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Brass bands before the end?

Brass bands before the end?

A spectre of terror is haunting the bavarian music associations. There are "contributions to the artists' social insurance fund". After two communities in other counties, sand (county of habberge) and buckenhofen (county of forchheim), have been hit hard, the boards of honorary music associations are in grave concern. Sand has to pay 9500 euros, buckenhofen around 20,000 euros in arrears.

"That is the death sentence for a club", says the board member of an association in the district of kitzingen. It is not known who will be hit next. The assessment of whether and how many levies clubs that pay fees for music teachers have to pay is opaque. This executive, who did not want to be named, knows of associations that are currently in pending proceedings.

"We want to have this exactly regulated", says manfred landner, president of the north bavarian music federation. "We don't want the voluntary music associations to be treated like an employer."
Until now, the following rule applied: only if music clubs taught more than 60 schoolchildren were they liable for the levy. A new ruling in the field of the social security fund for artists puts voluntary music associations on an equal footing with commercial music schools. They have to pay social security contributions for their teachers, just like any other employer.

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Messi and argentina still in the eighth finals

Messi and argentina still in the eighth finals

Diego maradona clapped his hands again and again on the tribune with his eyes closed and loved to make an obscene middle finger gesture.

Lionel messi thanked all his colleagues and gave his buddy javier mascherano a big hug. In a dramatic match, runner-up argentina has won the early world cup.O. Just averted. Superstar messi paved the way with his first world cup show in russia and probably saved his coach jorge sampaoli’s job for the time being.

The five-time world soccer champion scored his first world cup goal in the albiceleste’s 2-1 (1-0) victory over nigeria to make it 1-0 (14) after 660 minutes without a goal. Minute) and was with the 100. Goal of the tournament the precursor of the much needed victory. After the equalization by victor moses (51.) by foul penalty before 64.468 spectators on tuesday evening, it looked like a bitter first-round exit for argentina, but marcos rojo relieved messi and maradona, who was suffering on the tribune, with his goal in the 86th minute. Minute.

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