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Pension chairman to settle dispute over childcare allowance

pension chairman to settle dispute over childcare allowance

Bundestag faction leader volker kauder (CDU) said on monday: "we want women who gave birth to children before 1992 to have more pension insurance periods recognized for them."The CSU, which has insisted on the childcare allowance in the face of opposition from the CDU and FDP, signaled its approval. The FDP and the union economic wing reacted against it rejectingly. It is unclear how the billion-dollar project will be financed.

Chancellor angela merkel once again made it clear to critics, including those in the CDU, that she is sticking to the childcare allowance. "The care allowance will come in the summer of 2013," she told the bielefeld "westfalen-blatt" (tuesday). Merkel warned against placing parents under general suspicion. "Most parents, regardless of income, decide responsibly what is right and important for their children."

Kauder told the "suddeutsche zeitung" (monday) that in addition to the childcare allowance agreed by the coalition, there should be a new pension entitlement. So far, parents whose children were born before 1992 are worse off in terms of pensions than parents of younger children. The women’s union, which has been calling for an improvement for a long time, buried the objection. "We want to continue to close the equity gap for mothers in retirement," says chairwoman maria bohmer.

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Bayer’s permanent captain rolfes – hyypia: “important part”

Bayer's permanent captain rolfes - hyypia: 'important part'

Coaches came and went, but simon rolfes remained the captain at bayer leverkusen. In 2005, the then head coach michael skibbe appointed him team leader, and bruno labbadia and jupp heynckes also appreciated his role as a link and figurehead of the team.

"Simon is an important part of the team and a role model in training," said current bayer coach sami hyypia, praising the midfielder, who has been in top form for weeks now. "He shows what others should do."In all estimation, the primus inter pares does not enjoy any special rights or privileges with the finnish player, with whom he played for two years in the works team. At the beginning of the season he loved the now 31-year-old rolfes often stew on the bench and appear only for short appearances. "At the beginning, simon wasn’t happy, but he took his chance, is playing well and has earned his place in the team," hyypia said.

Like hyypia, who played ten years for liverpool and only ended his career at the age of 38, rolfes could become a perennial favorite. "He’s a good pro, keeps fit. That’s a good basis for a long career," said hyypia. In march, bayers "sechser" extended his contract until july 2015 – when he will be 33 years old.

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Not only on duty at the kirchweih

Not only on duty at the kirchweih

They are especially active at the nenzenheim church fair – but there is always something going on during the year with the local boys from the iphof district as well. Which actually had to change the name to "boys and girls" since a few years, because the nenzenheimer tradition community pays meanwhile also female members in her rows.

At the annual general meeting in the old fire station, the organization of the traditional midsummer bonfire, which will be held on saturday, 22 june, was discussed. June, again "am stockig" in the direction of krassolzheim is rounded off. When the huge campfire crackles and the supply stands with barbecues and cold drinks are waiting, the members of the local fraternity, currently 45 strong, do not wear the characteristic dress of jeans, a woman’s shirt and a tyrolean hat, but come in civilian clothes.

The local boys’ clothing will come out of the closet again on the second weekend in october, when the kirchweih takes place in nenzenheim and the local boys participate in the sunday parade. On kirchweih friday – as was discussed at the meeting – a "kerwafete in a tent" is to be planned on the festival square. The tree setting up one wants to shift this year on saturday.

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Kreisklasse 4: wacker haig goes fully concentrated into derby against fc burggrub

Kreisklasse 4: wacker haig goes fully concentrated into derby against fc burggrub

After the 4:2 victory in the direct duel with the SG gundelsdorf/rreitsch, the top team SV gifting had already pulled six points clear of the chasing pack in district class 4. This work, however, was undone by the gifting team’s 2-1 defeat to SV steinwiesen last weekend. The gundelsdorfer and the FC wallenfels took advantage of this slip and shortened the gap again to three payers.

Steinwiesen faces another top team this week: the fifth-placed SG rothenkirchen/pressig. "I am curious to see if steinwiesen can also score there, after they have surprisingly defeated the table leader from gifting. I still think it will be enough for a narrow home victory for the SG", estimates bastian bar, the captain of FC wacker haig.

Bar and his teammates are in seventh place after 17 games with 28 points. After the third place in the previous season, this is a small step backwards in terms of the table. Nevertheless, haig is satisfied with the way the season has gone so far.

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Rust exports to saudi arabia divide the coalition

Rust exports to saudi arabia divide the coalition

The bitter dispute between the CDU/CSU and the SPD over an extension of the export ban on rustic goods for saudi arabia is dragging on for a long time.

Just four days before the self-imposed deadline for a compromise, an attempt by the secretly meeting federal security council to reach an agreement failed on wednesday in the chancellor’s office in berlin.

The committee, headed by chancellor angela merkel (CDU), adjourned its deliberations to an unspecified date. The search for a solution should first be continued at the party level.

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Cdu chairmanship: kramp-karrenbauer more popular than merz

cdu chairmanship: kramp-karrenbauer more popular than merz

According to a survey, annegret kramp-karrenbauer is significantly more popular among bundesburgers than her rival friedrich merz among the candidates for the future CDU presidency.

In a forsa survey for the RTL/n-tv "trendbarometer," 42 percent of respondents described the CDU secretary general as credible, 41 percent as likeable and 41 percent as down-to-earth. The former union faction leader scored only 15, 9 and 10 percent in the three categories. The third candidate, jens spahn, was not asked about because he was considered to have no chance of winning, as it turned out.

Kramp-karrenbauer is thus the more promising candidate for her party, according to forsa chief manfred gullner. "If the CDU wants to maintain or improve its chances of success in future election campaigns, it can hardly get past kramp-karrenbauer as the new party leader," he said. "She misses characteristics that are decisive for elections."

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Stop, respond, approach

Stop, respond, approach

It does make you a little queasy when the red light comes on at the edge of the road and the policeman clearly signals: stop!! But drivers had nothing to worry about on wednesday and thursday. The drop-offs around kitzingen were not about drunk driving or a driver’s license check, but about very different and very simple questions.
The sudbayern highway authority has a mammoth project underway. Throughout the state, motorists are being asked about their traffic behavior. "We want to create a uniform traffic model for the whole of bavaria", explains press spokesman josef seebacher. The data collected so far has been too inaccurate, especially at the borders of the administrative districts and the state. So the traffic flows in the entire state will be analyzed.
On this wednesday and thursday afternoon, it was the turn of the kitzingen metropolitan area to be analyzed. Mostly schoolchildren took the survey. With clipboard and red warning vest they approached the road users. Their questions were quite simple: where do you come from?? Where do you want to go? What is the reason for this trip?? The schoolchildren also noted down the type of vehicle – i.E. Car, truck or motorcycle. And already the road users were off again.
"We don’t record license plates or any personal details," says seebacher, assures seebacher. "It is only about the traffic flow." And they are very important for further transport planning. An example: if a certain stretch of road is almost exclusively used by through traffic, then this traffic is easier to shift to a bypass than pure shopping or commuter traffic. "Therefore also the question about the starting point and destination of the journey", according to seebacher.
Philipp legath is the chief supervisor for the surveys, thomas nickoleit the team leader. Five schools each take over the questioning, police officers secure the traffic. A total of eight access roads around kitzingen are covered in this way, four on each day.
"Work started in southern bavaria in mid may", reports legath. "By the end of october, the free state will have been worked through from southeast to northwest."
All the data is then entered into the computer and a traffic model is created for the whole of bavaria. "Of course, the existing local expertise also plays a part in this", assures press spokesman seebacher. And future reports can be based on this model.
The surveys were deliberately not announced. "Otherwise, some drivers would have swerved and we would have had incorrect data", says seebacher. Anyone who now has acquaintances in the vicinity of lohr should therefore also not reveal that the surveys there are continuing. Should drivers in the spessart region also feel a little queasy?.