Csu leader seehofer goes on the attack

Csu leader seehofer goes on the attack

After its historic failure in the bundestag elections, the CSU has announced that it will take a hard line in the upcoming coalition negotiations.

At a meeting of the CSU executive committee in munich, party leader horst seehofer took responsibility for the worst results since 1949 – but he is not considering resignation at this time. Instead, he called on the union and all democratic parties to fight right-wing extremism.

4000 Years ago women walked hundreds of kilometers

4000 years ago women walked hundreds of kilometers

About 4000 years ago, women in germany were extremely mobile and probably walked hundreds of kilometers to find their future husbands. This is the assumption of german researchers from several institutes.

They write about their research results in the "proceedings" of the US national academy of sciences (PNAS). They had taken a closer look at 84 skeletons from the bavarian lechtal. The corpses were buried between 2500 and 1700 BC – during the transition from the stone age to the bronze age.

Dobrindt counts on agreement with spd on electoral law reform

Dobrindt counts on agreement with spd on electoral law reform

CSU party leader alexander dobrindt expects an early agreement with the SPD in the dispute over electoral law reform.

"As the CDU/CSU, we have made a proposal that roughly limits the bundestag and includes all the elements that are currently under discussion with which such a limit can be organized," dobrindt told dpa in berlin. "So i hope that in the near future we will be able to reach an agreement with our coalition partner, the SPD."

New therapy for adolescents: hot peppers instead of “scratching”

"We wanted to find out whether the new therapy helps affected schoolchildren decisively better than conventional methods," study leader michael kaess explained in a release on friday. It is a matter of reducing the pressure to self-harm through alternative actions or strong sensory stimuli and regulating feelings, they said. At the same time, the young people’s sense of well-being and self-esteem should be strengthened. "In acute stress situations, it can help, for example, to send a text message to your best friend, to listen to music, to smell certain fragrances, or to listen to a hot pepper that you are carrying with you," say the experts.

Over the next two years, the doctors and psychologists plan to interview about 70 schoolchildren between the ages of 12 and 17 from heidelberg and the rhein-neckar district and offer help. Short-term behavioral therapy with individual sessions is planned. Young people should learn strategies they can use immediately. A manual that the youths develop together with the therapist is then supposed to help them at home as well. Girls in particular injure themselves in this way.

Spd wants decentralized registration centers instead of “transit zones

Spd wants decentralized registration centers instead of 'transit zones

With a comprehensive package of measures and sharp demarcation from his coalition partner, SPD leader sigmar gabriel has put the union under pressure ahead of the crisis summit on asylum policy.

After a meeting of the party leadership, gabriel proposed on saturday the establishment of decentralized registration and entry centers for refugees. Vice chancellor rejects CDU and CSU’s preferred “transit zones” for asylum seekers near borders. Rough skepticism on constitutional grounds dear gabriel on the union’s desired limitation of family reunification.

Red-green-red in hesse at odds over finances and airport

Red-green-red in hesse at odds over finances and airport

The hesse SPD will probably decide in the last days of november with whom it wants to start coalition negotiations, he said in wiesbaden on friday.

In the search for a new hessian state government, a third meeting between the CDU of minister president volker bouffier and the SPD is also scheduled for next week. A fourth round of talks between the CDU and the greens will follow in mid-november. Of the possible governing alliances in hesse, red-green-red had the narrowest majority, with 57 of 110 votes in the state parliament.

Merger proposals keep the spvgg busy

The spvgg untersteinbach held its annual general meeting in the sports center. Chairman karl zimmermann gave his annual report in front of 20 members.
From a sporting point of view, it has been a very eventful year for the spvgg, with many highs and lows, he said. The first fubball team did well at the beginning of the preliminary round, but the team's performance dropped a bit. But we must continue to "stay on the ball", he hopes that the sporting success will come again.
Furthermore, zimmermann emphasized the good youth work in the association, which is carried out together with the SC geusfeld. A total of eleven junior teams will take part in the 2017/18 season. With pride one could say, so zimmermann, that all teams were in the front. The problem in the youth area, however, is the lack of trainers.
Second treasurer otmar behringer informed that the club is financially on "healthy feet" despite some liabilities, which one has because of the sport home building at the sports association stand.
The reports for the first and the second soccer team were given by gerd zimmermann. As a problem with the reserve, the speaker said that there is always a lack of players in the games, although there is a joint venture with the SC geusfeld.

Further reports

The report for the korbball teams was given by the leader ulrike ruttinger. The SG untersteinbach/geusfeld's hoops team currently consists of 64 girls and young women who compete in four age groups.
Karl zimmermann informed the members that there is an inquiry from the neighboring club SC koppenwind, whether a consortium of the two clubs is possible. He was of the opinion that for this project first a consultation with the SC geusfeld, with which in the second team already a play community existed, was necessary.
According to zimmermann, a merger of the first and second teams is under consideration. We must "keep the doors open in all directions", he said, because the acute shortage of players affects all clubs in the lower fubball divisions. Honorary chairman gunther graf said that it would be best if all three clubs (spvgg untersteinbach, SC geusfeld as well as SC koppenwind) merge to form a SG. He pointed out that there were not enough players for three teams. Chairman zimmermann suggested that the three chairmen of the associations concerned should discuss the issue before a decision was made.