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Lufthansa major shareholder thiele increases his stake to 15 percent

Lufthansa major shareholder thiele increases his stake to 15 percent

"On monday evening i exceeded the reportable threshold of 15 percent," the entrepreneur told the "frankfurter allgemeine zeitung". But the increase was "not a signal to vote against anything at the annual general meeting," thiele stressed. He criticized, however, that lufthansa boss carsten spohr had not named the alternatives discussed with the federal government.

"The board has to put these on the table," said thiele. "I appreciate mr. Spohr, but i am not satisfied with his statement that everything has been checked and that his own ideas could not be implemented. I think they could have negotiated more intensively."

The entrepreneur evaded the question about his voting behavior at the annual shareholders’ meeting several times. Thiele was also reluctant to answer the question of whether he would take action against a possible resolution of the annual general meeting. "I’m not there yet," he said. "But i now see an opportunity to raise the issue once again."

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Bvb hopes for trend reversal even without reus – favre optimistic

Bvb hopes for trend reversal even without reus - favre optimistic

Staffing problems remain for wobbling bundesliga table-toppers borussia dortmund. Contrary to BVB’s hopes, the comeback of marco reus and lukasz piszczek continues to be a long time coming.

"Neither of them will be there," said coach lucien favre, referring to the tricky top-of-the-table match on sunday (18.00 o’clock) against bayer leverkusen. The chances of getting back on track after five compulsory games without a win are thus diminishing.

Above all, the recent failure of reus is causing headaches. The captain had been injured in the cup defeat against bremen on 5. February suffered a torn fiber in the thigh and after initial training attempts this week hoped for a return to the team for the game against the best ruck team from leverkusen. But as in the 3-0 loss to tottenham hotspur and in the games against hoffenheim (3-3) and nurnberg (0-0), favre will have to plan without his favorite player. That doesn’t bode well: with reus, dortmund has averaged 2.42 points this season, without him just 1.69.

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Online retailing boosts christmas business

online retailing boosts christmas business

Thanks to booming online retailing, german retailers are generally satisfied with their christmas sales so far. In the city centers, on the other hand, the number of customers is decreasing.

These are the results of a recent survey by the german retail association (HDE), which was published in berlin on sunday. 400 companies from various sectors took part.

In the week leading up to the third advent, too, larger retailers performed significantly better than small and medium-sized businesses. The growth driver remained the business via the internet. Sporting goods, drugstore products and cosmetics did better than average, the association said.

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Spd with a completely new team

In heiligenstadt, stefan reichold of the SPD will head the market town in the future. He thus loses helmut kramer from the CSU/liste einigkeit. Up to now the SPD was represented with four seats in the market town council. In the future, reichold will be supported by six colleagues, a completely new team. None of the previous SPD councillors is represented anymore.

The CSU has lost one seat. Of the five members of the market community council, four are old acquaintances and only one, christian gotz, is a new member. The 66-year-old elisabeth dicker has the most experience, with 36 years of intermittent service in local politics. "Party is not important in local politics. Common sense and good cooperation are more important", she says and continues: "i am open for everything."

The burgernahe list also had to give up one seat. Thomas hanchen and matthias kramer are new members of the four market town councils. The electoral community with peter landendorfer and dieter friedrich will no longer be represented in the future. Instead, michael lottes, who founded the wahlergemeinschaft zukunft in the fall, was elected to the new market town council. 

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13-Year-old girl repeatedly abused by stepfather

13-year-old girl repeatedly abused by stepfather

One year's imprisonment on probation, plus 100 hours of community service – that was the sentence handed down yesterday by the schoffengericht in the case of a 51-year-old worker from lichtenfels. After extensive witness hearings on tuesday, the court had continued the trial yesterday.

The background: the 51-year-old allegedly beat his stepdaughter several times between 2010 and 2011 with a wooden spoon, a shoe, a belt and with his bare hand. The resulting bruises were noticed by teachers and caregivers at the school and daycare center, who photographed and documented the incident. The 13-year-old girl had confided in them and told them about the domestic incidents. She explained the bruises by saying "because I was not good".

Girl lives in a residential home
During yesterday's hearing, the stepfather's strained relationship with child services also came up. During an unannounced visit, the child welfare office found the children to be mentally and emotionally impaired. Since the last incident in june last year, the girl lives in a residential home.

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Kulmbachers are on the move in the world heritage city of regensburg

Kulmbachers are on the move in the world heritage city of regensburg

The liberation hall stands majestically high above the european stream, the rocky danube breakthrough very close by and later the view of weltenburg monastery. The silhouette of the UNESCO world heritage city of regensburg is fascinating, and all this from the boat. Plus a visit to the princess. Those who travel on the schaffranek-express, and many do so gladly, experience variety and relaxation; the coveted ride is a meeting place for old acquaintances and new friendships.

Sun and clouds, ideal weather, accompany the more than 200 travelers for four hours on the noble passenger ship "renate with beautiful views and gliding along as if on a gentle boat. At 15 kmh pure deceleration, the kumbachers lean back and dream a bit. From the monastery of weltenburg to kehlheim with a guided tour of the town and the bishop’s seat: history and immersion in centuries of history.

Regensburg proves to be a jewel for explorers, some just stroll through the streets, enjoying the history to the fullest. And for those who like the nobility, otherwise closed doors open: the visit to the castle st. Emmeram derer von thurn und cabs makes schaffranek possible. The well-read valentina first leads through the eight hectares of park into the interior of the imposing building with the princely and the museum part up to the magnificent wolbe cloisters.

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Daniel geck is the best schurzenjager from wiesentheide

Daniel geck is the best schurzenjager from wiesentheide

In the run-up to the first talent contest for songwriters in the cowshed in wiesentheid, the organizers were very excited to see who would be the winner. Under the title "sangerkrieg der schurzenjager" the whole thing was announced for songwriters who wanted to face the audience and a jury with two songs. After some research and many mails, finally five participants between the ages of 29 and 63 years were determined.

The idea for the whole thing came from markus grunewald from wiesentheide, who donated the prize money totaling 600 euros. Together with cowshed owner andreas liebald and wolfgang lurati, grunewald formed the jury, a little bit like "germany is looking for the superstar."The lyrics as well as the melody, the accompaniment and the charisma played an important role in the performance. In addition, the audience was also involved in the evaluation.

The clear winner was daniel geck, a musician who had a congenial accompanist in the form of andreas wolker. The strong performance of the duo, which with "geile zeit" and "zimmer 1.04" performed two of his own songs, which convinced the jury as well as the audience. In "geile zeit" geck described his youth, with the song "zimmer 1" (room 1).04" he spanned the arc to a room in the old people’s home. The 29-year-old’s performance of a song about aging did not seem forced in any way, describing the situation both thoughtfully and humorously.

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Honors in the young talent hotbed of motorsport

Honors in the young talent hotbed of motorsport

Before success, the gods have placed the sword. What the ancient greek poet hesiod already proclaimed in his didactic poem around 700 B.C. Has endured to this day – even or especially in motor sports. The music, garrison and wine town of hammelburg was now the scene of the award ceremony for the best drivers in lower franconia in youth kart slalom. These are the people who can find their way around any pylon maze in their small four-wheeled vehicles with a lawnmower engine in the rear and realize every driving maneuver with incredible precision.

The responsible persons of the AMSC hammelburg had put an entertaining program on the legs for it. For six hours, the parish hall of the parish of st. Johannes in the ground festivals, where about 200 participants, parents, trainers and supervisors from all over lower franconia came together to honor the champions. Vice chairman frank arheidt presented himself in top form, leading the audience through the evening's program in a pointed and skilful manner.

Suspense until the end

Exactly 111 girls and boys between the ages of eight and 18 competed for the five titles on offer. Ten clubs in lower franconia organized the judging races and thus provided the basis for the championships. The tension remained from the first to the last event. Often enough, hundredths of a second decided victory and placement.

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Rain floods parts of australia

Rain floods parts of australia

About 3500 people had to leave their homes. In sydney, authorities urged residents on the city’s northwestern edge to evacuate their homes, the daily sydney morning herald reported.

"The rain traps affect 75 percent of the state," said the head of the new south wales disaster management authority. "It has been raining at an unprecedented rate over a long period of time," murray kear added. Not since 1886 has it rained so heavily, australian media reported.

The warragamba dam west of sydney, one of the world’s largest water reservoirs, is full for the first time in 14 years. Water drains into nearby hawkesbury-nepean flub, agency reports. The river was expected to swell up to eleven meters in the next 48 hours. Canberra’s cotter dam also filled to the brim for the first time in its 100-year history.

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Kronach people should learn more about the beavers

Kronach people should learn more about the beavers

Standing at the beaver island, this is how you discover a beaver's lodge rising out of the water. The entrances are under the water. There are four of them. And in the meantime, the beavers have also become something of a tourist attraction, according to edgar dunst, chairman of the neuses beaver association.

As district administrator oswald marr (SPD) explained, a flat colonization of the district by the beaver is expected in the future. The board near the recreation area is intended to make the population more aware of this issue. Marr pointed out that a county-wide mapping of beaver territories will take place in winter 2012/2013. The aim is to determine where these animals are already native and what traces they have left behind.

What is the beaver? Beavers build dams and castles. They rejuvenate woods when they fall trees whose branches sprout again. Beavers can reshape landscapes the way only humans can.