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The office is not dying out

The office is not dying out

Regardless of the corona-induced trend toward working at home, the office will not disappear from everyday working life in germany in the foreseeable future.

While companies have leased far fewer new offices since the spring than they did before the pandemic, there has been no flat-lining trend in the cancellation of office leases. Economists, brokers and business consultants do assume that corona will have a long-term impact on everyday working life – but what form this could take is not yet clear.

In the second and third quarters, german companies leased only half as much new office space in each of the top seven cities as the long-term average, according to market data from savills, a major international brokerage firm. Instead of one million, only half a million square meters were newly leased per quarter. "The only exception is the public sector," says matthias pink, head of market observation at the british company’s german subsidiary.

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More than half a million people leave the church

More than half a million people leave the church

More and more people are leaving the church in germany – last year, more than half a million people did so. Among the catholics, 272.771 people back the church, 26 percent more than in 2018. A spokeswoman confirmed that this was the highest number ever.

Among the protestants there were about 270.000 people left the church, about 22 percent more than in the previous year. The figure was a rounded-up projection and was allowed to end up just below the previous high mark, a spokesman explained.

There are now 22.6 million catholics and 20.7 million protestants in germany. The figures were announced on friday by the german bishops’ conference (DBK) in bonn and the protestant church in germany (EKD) in hanover.

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Man united’s longing for the title remains

Man united's longing for the title remains

Aspirations and reality still don’t match up at manchester united. The unfortunate semi-final exit from the european league against sevilla FC is typical of the season of the former title holders, who failed to reach the semi-finals for the third time this year.

Coach ole gunnar solskjaer’s team did many things right against the spanish european league experts, but lacked efficiency and cleverness at the decisive moments. For the first time since 2015, the finals of the europe league and champions league will be played without any english teams.

Last season, liverpool, tottenham, chelsea and arsenal made the finals a pure premier league event. One day after local rivals manchester city lost in the royal league quarterfinals, the 2019/20 european cup chapter also ended for the last representative from the island on late sunday evening in poland.

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295. Scapular festival in st. Agidius lahm

295. Scapular festival in st. Agidius lahm

Wonderful moments of being in touch and pausing and being on the way. Celebrated for the first time in 1726, the scapular festival of the parish of st. Agidius lahm has lost none of his appeal even after 294 years. Tradition centers on the acceptance of new members into the scapular brotherhood at the eucharistic service on sunday afternoon.

All believers, of course, also from other parishes, can be accepted and registered in the fraternity book from the time of their first communion. They place themselves under the protection of mary and commit themselves to a christian lifestyle.

"Unfortunately, we can not celebrate the festival this year in the usual form", regrets pastor sven raube. Since in the past always a lot of believers from the whole frankenwald to the memorial day "our dear lady on mount carmel" the church in lahm had always had a service tent set up for this purpose during the weekend.

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Almost a thorny sleep

Almost a thorny sleep

Years ago, the office of the tower keeper was an important office in the board of the rhonklub-zweigverein munnerstadt, because for more than 40 years the club has had the most beautiful clubhouse of all rhonklubs up and down the country, the jorgentor. But times are changing.

The tower, which belongs to the city, is in need of major renovation in the upper area. The stairs are a major problem for the members, complains egbert haut, chairman of the association for the past five years. Most of the members are now well over 70 years of age and have had serious problems climbing the steep and sometimes rickety stairs that lead to the upper floors of the tower.

A storage room

Years ago there were various events in the tower, the chairman reports. "We have invited to the feather-weaving and to the may punch, but the interest was not very coarse", he says. Today, the tower still serves as a storage room for various utensils, and in summer, when it is warm enough, the board meets on the second floor.

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Del-start at the beginning of november at the earliest

Del-start at the beginning of november at the earliest

"There is now a circulating resolution for a seasonal start not before 1. November," DEL managing director gernot tripcke told the trade magazine "eishockey news". The final decision is to be made this week, but is a formality, according to tripcke.

Last week, the DEL denied rumors that the new season would begin on 31 december. October is to begin. In fact everything now points to a later start. Due to the german cup planned for the beginning of november in krefeld (5. And 8. November) the start of the season could rather be postponed further.

Unlike in fubball, the clubs are much more dependent on spectator income. Games without an audience in view of the corona crisis are only feasible for the DEL for a short period of time. Tripcke says league plans "almost normal game schedule" despite late start. However, it is conceivable to reduce the playoff series to the "best of five" mode.