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Emergency lifted after moorland fire in emsland

Emergency lifted after moorland fire in emsland

A bog fire has been smoldering for more than three weeks on a federal army site in lower saxony, and now the county of emsland has lifted the disaster alert. The emergency services had contained the fire in meppen, said district administrator reinhard winter.

The fire no longer threatens to spread to neighboring communities. The emergency had been declared a week ago because it was feared that the flames could endanger neighboring forests and settlements due to wind and flying sparks. Around 1,600 troops were called up to fight the fire, which the german armed forces had triggered with missile tests.

Firefighters have succeeded in steadily reducing the number of underground blazes and fires on the surface of the moor, said the head of department at the lower saxony ministry of the interior, alexander gotz, at an interior committee meeting of the state parliament. In addition, there had been no more fires in places that had already been extinguished. This is what the bundeswehr discovered when it flew over the country with drones and tornado jets.

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Low tinkers with creative solution for direct ticket

Low tinkers with creative solution for direct ticket

After today’s final training session, joachim low must make a decision. Who will the national coach send into the penultimate european championship qualifying match against the club leader belarus on saturday in monchengladbach?? Nine players missing again.

"The coaches have always found a creative solution," noted national team director oliver bierhoff. Low wants to explain again today at the DFB press conference how he wants to secure the points still needed for the direct ticket to the european championships with his team.

"Especially in the national team it’s extreme," werner said about the continuing high rate of absenteeism, although some returnees like real madrid star toni kroos or gladbach’s former world champion matthias ginter are available again. But with a view to the 2020 european championship, werner from leipzig doesn’t see that as a problem: "the entire bundesliga is full of good senior players." In addition, there were various german professionals abroad. "We’ve always had good replacements," noted the 23-year-old attacker.

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Doping: fuentes and accomplices are on trial

doping: fuentes and accomplices are on trial

According to information from madrid judiciary circles on friday, the trial against the sextet will be held on 28 june. January 2013 in the spanish capital and is expected to last two months.

Prosecution demands two years in prison and a two-year ban for each of the defendants. The doping affair had been uncovered in spring 2006. More than 50 professionals allegedly involved in the biggest doping scandal in the history of spanish cycling.

Among the accused, however, there is no athlete. However, several well-known professional cyclists are to be called as witnesses. According to the state news agency efe, these include alberto contador of spain and ivan basso of italy, who has served a two-year ban for his involvement in the affair.

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Because health is at stake

Because health is at stake

The employees do not mince words this morning: "I am on strike because the workload is constantly increasing", says a nurse who has been working at the bamberg social foundation for four years. Eleven full-time staff were absent from her ward alone. "When we are sick, we have to help out on other wards." When full-time positions are eliminated, they are simply replaced with caregivers who do not have the same authority.

"The working hours are an imposition when we have to do all three shifts alternately and then need the free time primarily for recuperation, complains another nurse who has been with the social foundation for five years. Both agree: it’s all to the detriment of the patients’ well-being, for whom they wanted to be there. An operating room staff member agrees with you: "we need fair pay and more staff to be able to continue to care for the patients well." Another colleague, who has been on duty for 30 years, is due to go on strike for the first time today: "i am committed to ensuring that the next generation of colleagues is not left with a pile of broken glass. Because the wages of the employees are printed more and more by outsourcing."

And the four employees are not alone: they brought 200 colleagues with them so that they wouldn’t have to put up with it any longer. The union verdi had called for a warning strike. Heibt: to lay down work between 6 and 10 p.M. With a banner hundreds of meters long, the employees stand at a distance along buger strabe in front of the clinical center at bruderwald and get approving honking from passing buses and cars. "Clapping alone is not enough" is written on cardboard signs.

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Stress is a bit subjective

Stress is a bit subjective

We are all currently in an exceptional situation. Social isolation and the shutting down of public life cannot fail to leave their mark on our psyche. We have worked with dr. Gunter wimschneider talked about it. He is a specialist for psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy and has his practice in hausen.

Mr. Dr. Wimschneider, when people have to reduce their social contacts to the bare essentials, as is currently the case because of the coronavirus. How does this affect the psyche??

Dr. Gunter wimschneider man is a social being. It has long lived together in survival communities, in order to ward off dangerous animals together and to be more successful in food production. Social contact thus gives him security, affection, confirmation and meaning, and demands a sense of achievement.

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Learning to accept old age

Learning to accept old age

Theresa schiffl at least people think about steps in the city or in shops like the butcher’s, water gutters, steps on pedestrian paths or cobblestones. For seniors, wheelchair users, but also mothers with small children or strollers, this can lead to challenges in everyday life.

The woman also 76-year-old edith hofer. "Especially the small cobblestones are a problem. It shakes the whole body", she says, laughing as she pushes her walker over the bumpy pavement.

Living alone too dangerous

Two years ago she moved into a retirement home because she suffers from severe vertigo. During one of these dizzy spells, she fell and was hospitalized for a few weeks afterwards. The doctors then said that it was too dangerous for the senior citizen to continue living alone. She herself also feels safest when she is accompanied.