Expert: no clear winner in tv duel in hanover

expert: no clear winner in tv duel in hanover

That’s why media scientist wilfried kopke sees no clear winner. "Both have served different electoral milieus without being able to assert themselves decisively against the other," the hanover university professor told the deutsche presse-agentur in hanover on friday. On 20. January the state parliament is elected in hanover.

"Mcallister was convincing with his physical language and mobilized the CDU’s core voters, but weil was able to win over young and undecided voters with his language," kopke explained. Both the SPD and the CDU, on the other hand, had declared their top candidate the sole winner immediately after the debate on thursday evening.

The differences in objectives were most apparent in the opponents’ closing statements: "both focused on mobilizing their voters, which is especially important for the mainstream parties because they have problems getting their people to vote," said kopke. Mcallister spoke to the 55-plus age group, tailored to the NDR audience. "This was a statement for the people who are beyond midlife and live in the countryside."

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“We’ll be hearing a lot more from her” – beck aims for top 50

Andrea petkovic wanted to talk about her opponent rather than her skinny legs after her three-set powerhouse against annika beck.

"She is a huge talent and can still get so much more out of herself. We"ll be hearing a lot more from her," said the 25-year-old from darmstadt after reaching the semifinals of the nurnberg tennis tournament. Petkovic had to toil for two and a half hours on the sun-drenched center court in temperatures of around 30 degrees before she pressed her opponent against her at the net after the 4:6, 6:3, 7:5 victory and later showered her with plenty of compliments.

I think she is the fastest tennis player in the world," said schoolgirl kathrin. She is also a great contribution to our fed cup team and a great person," petkovic said about her opponent, who is six years younger than her. Annika beck is ranked 56th in the industry rankings, she could make it into the top 50 as early as next week – as the youngest of the players assembled there.

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Arrests, scuffles, block storm – what was that 264. Franconian derby from the point of view of the police?

Arrests, scuffles, block storm - what was that 264. Franconian derby from the point of view of the police?

Until the final whistle it was from the police point of view remained quiet at 264. Franconian derby on saturday in nurnberg. But after the game – greuther furth won at the promotion favorite 1. FC nurnberg with 2:0 (0:0) – police had to deal with several incidents.

A part of the further fans met already in the morning at the further stadium in laubenweg, in order to drive then around 10 o’clock – accompanied by the nurnberger traffic police – in the convoy to nurnberg.
Both the arrival at the grobe strabe and the subsequent march of around 1100 gaste fans were peaceful. Only two participants in this march were conspicuous for burning fireworks. They were later identified and arrested at the entrance to the stadium.

During the game, it came to about 48.000 spectators to no incidents worth mentioning, so that the task forces did not have to become active.

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An application and a bar for markus soder

An application and a bar for markus soder

Markus soder must find something about coburg: "always twice" he is coming to coburg, said the bavarian minister-president on thursday evening in the parish center st. Augustin. "Once to the IHK and once to the samba."

The constituent meeting of the new IHK plenum took place on thursday. The new leadership is the old one: friedrich herdan was elected president for another four years, his "vice are andreas engel and peter martin. Soder was the first to be officially congratulated: "unanimously re-elected – I’d like to have that, too."

As usual, herdan used the reception after the plenary session to present extensive analyses and lists of demands. Economically, the coburg region is doing well; the number of jobs is almost as high as in the period immediately after the opening of the border almost 30 years ago, as herdan said. The export quota of manufacturing companies in the city is 73 percent.

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Markus unsleber must write off hawaii qualification

Markus unsleber must write off hawaii qualification

What a misfortune. Markus unsleber started in brilliant form at the ironman in wales. With the goal of qualifying for the world championship in hawaii next year. Lying in 18th place in the overall standings, however, the end came for the triathlete from TV/DJK hammelburg. A fall while changing from racing bike to running ruined all chances for the rider from lower franconia and also caused him a fractured rib.
The three-time hawaii participant had this year his whole attention on this one long-distance triathlon directed. Even the bavarian championships, which he finished second, he competed from full training. Otherwise, the wulfershauser, who used to live in langendorf, held back from competitions. The last training sessions before the departure to wales went almost perfectly, the form was good as it has not been for a long time. Dieter klein from engenthal, who himself was several times german senior champion in running and accompanied markus unsleber at numerous training sessions on the bike, even said: "markus was in the shape of his life"." In wales the 38 year old wanted to get his ticket for the legendary ironman in hawaii again.

The competition day began at half past three in the morning with a short arm training session. Then breakfast and then off to the transition area to make the last check on the bike. Since the swim start at the camarthen bay was about 1000 meters away from the transition area, all athletes had to do a small fubmarsch in wetsuits. "Everybody tried to keep halay warm. This was not so easy with the cold sand", reports unsleber. At seven o’clock the start siren sounded. Everybody tried to get a good starting position for the 3,86 kilometer long distance with a short sprint. "After the first few hundred meters I was able to get out of the usual jostling and get into a good rhythm", tells usleber. After a good 55 minutes he left as 24. The overall standings already again the kuhle nass, was in his age group M-35 to date even in the lead. Now it was time to get rid of the wetsuit, slip into the shoes and run the 1.2 kilometers through the city to the transition area. The first part of the 180 kilometer long bike course was only slightly undulating. "There you could roll in halay well", unsleber was happy. But the wet and partly rough road surface demanded the highest concentration from the riders. In addition, the charming course through the countryside of the pembrokeshire coast national park was constantly up and down, and in part quite steeply.

"Despite the bad weather with various showers, I had real fun on the bike", said unsleber. So the hope was high before the final marathon run over 41.125 kilometers. Unsleber describes the following fall as follows: "on the last meters through tenby i played through the change again. I don’t know what the reason was. Maybe I was already too far with the thoughts. Anyway, I got stuck on the saddle with my right foot when I tried to jump off the bike while approaching the transition area. Normally no problem, just restart and continue – already done 1000 times. Only I came on the rather bad road probably a little too hard on the front brake. After the body center of gravity was very far in front, it went off over the handlebars on the hard asphalt, where I hit the chin ungently. So the spectators fell silent from one second to the next, but cheered all the louder when I got up again, packed my things and headed for the bike park."

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Chaos weather in large parts of europe

chaos weather in large parts of europe

While it is still freezing cold in germany at the moment, especially at night, meteorologists promise at least some improvement next week. However, it will only be a little milder – the german weather service is forecasting cold and wet days. Other european countries were hit much harder by the renewed onset of winter. Snowstorms and thunderstorms paralyzed traffic on friday, especially in the east, and caused chaos on the roads.

People were hit particularly hard in hungary, where thousands were stuck in endless traffic jams all night long. Others slept in emergency accommodation. Interior minister sandor pinter declared disaster alert on friday. In total, three people were killed and 76 others injured in accidents, he said. Several people were injured in a storm in bulgaria, one woman was killed. In kazakhstan, the return of three astronauts from the international space station ISS planned for friday had to be postponed due to heavy snowfall.

But people in the south are also complaining about the weather: on the spanish vacation island of mallorca, for example, it’s unusually cold – in the vacation resorts by the sea, it was barely warmer than eight degrees on friday morning. There was even snow in the mountains. Meanwhile, turkey was hit by heavy rainstorms that covered roofs of houses and toppled trees. On the mediterranean coast there were high waves in which several fishing boats sank.

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Eads rust division has to save and cuts jobs

Eads rust division has to save and cuts jobs

The division, which operates under the name cassidian, also plans to cut 850 jobs, mainly in management, according to the company’s new chief executive, bernhard gerwert. The manager had previously informed the company’s employees of the plans in a letter obtained by the dpa news agency. The job cuts are to be made as far as possible without redundancies and under the terms of a social contract.

Gerwert also wants to save an additional 200 million euros a year by 2014. Previously, the group had planned to print 370 million euros in annual costs. He knows that these are tough and very serious decisions, gerwert writes in the letter. However, the extremely fierce competition and the difficult market situation do not love other choices. According to the press release, he said: "with leaner structures, we can guarantee shorter response times". Cassidian wants to continue to grow and become more profitable in this way.

Unlike the EADS subsidiary airbus, cassidian is particularly affected by the failure of the merger with BAE. In 2011, the division lost a good two percent in sales and earned 28 percent less in operating terms, at 331 million euros. In view of the euro crisis and tight budgets, many countries are cutting their defense spending. Orders are also up for grabs in germany. Talks have been going on for a long time about small orders for fighter planes and helicopters. Short-time work at eurofighter maintenance in manching, bavaria.

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Rostock commemorates racist riots in lichtenhagen

Rostock commemorates racist riots in lichtenhagen

The city of rostock commemorated the racist riots in the district of lichtenhagen 25 years ago with a memorial event on tuesday evening.

At the start of a week of commemoration, mecklenburg-western pomerania’s minister-president manuela schwesig (SPD) said in her speech: "above all, we want to do everything we can to ensure that events like those we experienced in august 1992 never happen again in germany."

From 22. Until 26. August 1992 hundreds of rioters, including many neo-nazis, besieged the central reception center for asylum seekers in the sunflower house in lichtenhagen. Under the applause of residents they attacked the house with incendiary devices. The riots are considered to be the worst racist attacks in german post-war history to date.

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Castell beams with its french wine queen

Castell beams with its French wine queen

The setting could hardly have been better for the reception of the new french wine queen carolin meyer in her home municipality. Everyone was beaming when the new majesty entered the castle park the day after her election, accompanied by music from rudenhausen, flag delegations and the casteller burgerwehr (castle militia). The sun announced the spring. "We don't have imperial weather, we have queenly weather", as castell's mayor jochen kramer put it.

The many guests from castell and the surrounding area all looked happy. Carolin meyer was flanked by her predecessor klara zehnder from randersacker and elisabeth goger from sand, one of the two competitors for the crown.

The women from greuth, carolin's home village, were already singing their queen song. To the music of neil diamonds "sweet caroline they had written: "we're going home, and the crown is with us". The ladies wore scarves in the magenta color that serves as a sign of recognition for the fans of the 23-year-old wine queen.

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German handball players celebrated in berlin

german handball players celebrated in berlin

Applause accompanies uwe gensheimer as the captain leads the german handball players onto the parquet floor in the almost full sports hall at the berlin sportforum.

The nearly 2000 fans twitch their cell phone cameras, then each player of the DHB selection is loudly celebrated. "This is an incredibly great reception. We are feeling a huge handball euphoria," says DHB sports director axel kromer.

But the world cup has not even started yet. 48 hours before the opening match against korea, the public training session on tuesday evening gives a foretaste of the atmosphere that will carry the team of national coach christian prokop through the final round in germany and denmark. "That was really, really great," says gensheimer.

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