Soccer: Playing soccer where others go on vacation: A Rainer kicks in Florida

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David Bauer has played over 100 games for TSV Rain. Now his athletic talent has brought him to study in the USA.

David Bauer has not yet fully arrived in Germany, he is already back on the field. It is the middle of October when TSV Rain’s second team is in the District League the BC Adelzhausen has a guest. The fact that Bauer is on the field is anything but self-evident: The 26-year-old usually plays for the TSV regional league team. And actually he left his regular team in August, swapping the red and white Rainer jersey for a blue one – that of the Fighting Knights of Lynn University in Florida. Bauer is studying there on a scholarship. He owes the opportunity to his talent as a footballer.

For a long time he had wanted to study abroad, says Bauer. “My girlfriend said I should definitely do this,” he says. Rainer already has a bachelor’s degree in sports management in his pocket, also during his studies for the FC Augsburg worked.

The university offers the Rainer a scholarship

By chance he gets in touch with a small agency that arranges scholarships for athletes at US universities. Lynn University in Boca Raton, near Miami, is interested in him. In the summer of 2020, Bauer will pack his things – and move to Florida for a master’s degree. “Life on campus is a bit like in a movie,” he says.

Many Americans have to go into heavy debt if they want to study. Bauer would also have incurred exorbitant expenses if he had to finance his studies abroad himself. “The universities here are like companies,” he explains. They finance themselves with the students’ fees – which means that they are in fierce competition with one another. In the battle for many applicants, they try to be as attractive as possible.

The teammates of TSV Rain are possibly a little jealous

One means to do this: successful sports teams. This is a great advantage for outstanding athletes like Bauer. In order to attract them to the university, the institutions award scholarships. The course, including accommodation and meals, is therefore free for Bauer – as a reward for his commitment to the football team.

David Bauer (front) has played over 100 games for TSV Rain, here in Memmingen in 2019.

Image: Erwin Haffner

Many of his teammates at TSV Rain are likely to think of the defender’s life in Florida with a little envy. Farmer can go to the beach by bike, bathing weather is year-round in Boca Raton. And the university is also way ahead of many regional league clubs in Bavaria when it comes to infrastructure. Bauer lives on campus in one of the dormitories and shares his room with a teammate from Canada.

The restrictions during the corona pandemic are bearable in Florida, he says. The weather allows you to do a lot outside, with a low risk of infection and at a distance. Bauer likes it in the sunny state, and you can’t ignore it on the phone on the other side of the Atlantic. And yet he remains connected to his homeland.

During the break from studying, David Bauer plays for TSV Rain

Back to October: When the university took a break in autumn, he made his way back to Northern Swabia. There he is not too bad to start immediately for Rain II in the district league. Above all, Bauer and his teammates in defense convince on his return and do not concede a goal, TSV wins against Adelzhausen 1-0. The plane landed only a few hours earlier, and Bauer can still feel the jet lag a little on the field, as he says. It goes without saying that the mission was for him, says Bauer, despite all the travel strains and although the first team has already made claims again.

There, too, he plays twice in October, playing 90 minutes each time as if he had never been away. Then increasing numbers of infections force the regional league into another break. Nonetheless, since he left, Bauer has played more games for Rain than for his university.

The first league games in Florida are scheduled for April

In Boca Raton, gaming is still on hold due to the pandemic. Bauer has been back in Florida since January, and the first league games for his team are not scheduled for April. But he still has enough to do: Bauer wants to advance his master’s degree, and he could be done with it by December. And his team is training at full capacity despite the break in the game.

True is Soccer in the USA Just one sport among many, so the technical training may therefore be less mature than in Europe, says Bauer. But the training is therefore all the harder: “The players make up for the deficits with outstanding fitness.” Bauer sees the team’s athletic ability at least at Bayernliga level, and several teammates also come from Germany.

Some have made it to professional footballers via the USA

Bauer hopes that his time in Florida will, above all, help him personally and professionally. But there are also role models who made the leap to professional footballers via the USA. Fabian Herbers, for example, played fifth class in Germany before becoming Bastian Schweinsteiger’s teammate at Chicago Fire as a college graduate in 2019.

And Julian Gressel went to the States in 2013 from Neustadt an der Aisch in Franconia, got a professional contract in Atlanta after graduating from university, was named Young Player of the Year in 2017 and was the first German to win the championship title in the highest US league in 2018. “I’m open to everything, maybe there is a little back door,” says Bauer. “But I wasn’t thinking of a professional career when I came here.”

David Bauer is an “absolute leader” at TSV Rain

The defender at TSV Rain would certainly be granted such a career – but in Tillystadt they are already hoping that Bauer will join the team again. “He’s an absolute leader,” says Alexander Schroder, Head of Football at TSV. “He’s always a part of us.” From May to August, when Bauer is on vacation again, Schroder is hoping for a few appearances in the regional league again.

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Florida snorkeler finds $ 1.5 million worth of coke – News Abroad

He actually just wanted to snorkel a little in the turquoise blue water of the Florida Keys. Then the man saw a rather bulging black garbage bag floating around there in the Atlantic …

Huge drug discovery in Florida, USA!

When the snorkeler had brought the bag ashore near the town of Craig Key, he must have had an idea what might be in there. He alerted the police.

The Florida Keys island chain is a paradise for snorkelers, divers and sun worshipersPhoto: Rob O’Neal / AP

The cops opened the garbage bag: 25 bales wrapped in red plastic wrap.

More than 30 kilos of cocaine! The value: an estimated $ 1.5 million.

The sheriffs took the drug on Wednesday and then handed it over to the U.S. border patrol. The officials thanked the honest finder via Twitter.

It is not known whether the man got at least a little finder’s fee. It is also not yet known how the drugs got into the sea.

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Teachers at universities request vaccines from DeSantis

Thousands of teachers from Florida universities demanded access to the COVID-19 vaccine this Thursday afternoon, a few hours after Governor Ron DeSantis gave the green light to all K-12 school employees to receive the doses. Not to mention their counterparts in higher education.

“This is NOT acceptable,” Karen Morian, president of the United College of Florida, the union that represents some 22,000 educators in the state, said in a statement. “Now that the Governor has acknowledged the scientific value of vaccines and has publicly expressed his support for vaccines, we ask that you recognize that education in Florida continues beyond K-12 and include ALL educators in the programs of Florida vaccination ”.

On Monday, DeSantis signed an executive order expanding the criteria to qualify for the vaccine. It allowed K-12 school employees, police officers and firefighters who are at least 50 years old to obtain it. Likewise, it also announced that anyone else who is at least 50 years old and can provide a medical note showing that they need the vaccine can receive it.

President Joe Biden ordered Tuesday that all states prioritize vaccinating workers in K-12 and other child care schools. He asked that each of those employees receive at least one dose of a vaccine before the end of March.

During a news conference Thursday morning in Crystal River, DeSantis said that despite believing that the age-based vaccination approach remains the “most effective in reducing mortality,” it would comply with the federal government’s mandate to allow all teachers and school personnel — regardless of age — to receive the vaccine.

However, DeSantis never mentioned the higher education community. His spokeswoman, Meredith Beatrice, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday afternoon.

Reopening of university campuses without vaccines

In the released statement, the UFF criticized the DeSantis administration’s efforts to pressure the 40 higher education institutions across the state to reopen their campuses, without first giving employees the opportunity to get vaccinated.

Many universities are pushing to resume normal operations in person.

Florida International University, the largest public university in the southern state, plans to increase the number of students, faculty and staff on campus beginning with its first summer session on May 10.

Martha Meyer, president of the UFF chapter at FIU, described DeSantis’s actions as “extremely disappointing.”

He said FIU faculty want to return to classroom teaching, but have “valid concerns about campus safety.” He pointed to the reported cases of COVID variants in Miami-Dade County and the fact that many FIU students are local and Hispanic and often live in multi-generational households.

“If the leaders of this state really want to ‘get back to normal,’ they would prioritize expanding vaccine eligibility to include all people in all educational settings,” Meyer said.

Jimena Tavel is a bilingual reporter with triple nationality: Honduran, Cuban and Costa Rican. He was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and moved to Florida at age 17. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Florida in 2018, and joined the Herald soon after. Jimena Tavel is a Honduran, Cuban and Costa Rican journalist who writes in both English and Spanish. She was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, but moved to Florida at age 17. She earned her journalism degree from the University of Florida in 2018, and joined the Herald soon after.

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Money worries or money blessings? Trump’s villa in Florida is for sale – Politics abroad

Does Donald Trump (74) have money worries? Or does he just want to make a big real estate profit?

The ex-president’s family business has put a seaside villa on the market in Palm Beach, Florida. A proud price for the property with the sonorous address “1125 S. Ocean Boulevard”: 49 million dollars. That is the equivalent of around 40.5 million euros!

The property is right next to Trump’s first residence, the Mar-a-Lago Club. The buyer would have access to full membership in Trump’s elite golf club – a privilege the former US president offers all of his immediate neighbors.

Ex-US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania (50) moved out of the White House on January 20Photo: Leah Millis / REUTERS

The villa is – atypical for Trump, who likes to decorate his luxury skyscrapers with gold leaf and a lot of pomp – completely in white. But: The interior design fully corresponds to his “America first” motto. According to brokers, the Trumps furnished the living room with works of art that have the US flag as their theme.

Flooded with natural light, the property offers breathtaking views of Palm Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The villa itself has a living space of a whopping 1000 square meters, with eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

It has its own library, a winter garden, several balconies and a pool. The best thing about the property, however, is a 30-meter-long beach that is virtually inaccessible to the public.

The Trump Organization had bought the two-story house, built in 1956, just under three years ago under the leadership of Trump’s eldest sons Donald Jr. (43) and Eric (38). At that time “snapper price”: 18.5 million dollars or 15.3 million euros.

Should the Trumps get the full price, this would be a whopping 25 million euros in just three years.


Just bought a piece of building land for 30 million dollars in Miami: Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner - here in June 2019 during a visit by the ex-president to Buckingham Palace

Just bought a piece of building land for 30 million dollars in Miami: Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner – here in June 2019 during a visit by the ex-president to Buckingham PalaceFoto: Getty Images

In the US, meanwhile, there has long been fierce speculation as to whether Trump could be in financial worries. On the one hand, payments to his lawyers in the tens of millions are waiting for him. On the other hand, the business magazine “Forbes” reported that in the next four years almost a billion dollars in loan payments due will come to Trump’s company.

In addition, several of his hotels and golf clubs from Chicago to Miami are said to have got into trouble during his presidency and the corona pandemic.

On the other hand, his eldest daughter Ivanka (39) and her husband Jared Kushner (40) have just moved from Washington, DC to Miami. They bought a piece of building land there on the exclusive and highly secured “Indian Creek” island, nicknamed “Billionaire’s Bunker”. Price: $ 30 million.

That doesn’t sound like bankruptcy.

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Florida man arrested with 11 dead puppies in trash

US authorities arrested in Florida Jian Karlos Ortiz, whom they accuse of animal abuse for having eleven puppies dead in garbage cans in his kennel, others more sick Y sell some who died shortly after in the homes of the new owners.

Ortiz Méndez, 34, faces 11 counts of aggravated animal cruelty and one of negligence for not supplying water to animals, according to a statement released this March 3, 2021 by the Sheriff’s Office from Hernando County, Central Florida.

The agents began to investigate after several reports about dead dogs of the virus silly that had been bought from the kennel Golden Kennel, operated by Ortiz.

Ortiz initially refused to let the researchers They will enter the place, according to the complaint.

The researchers found “eleven puppies dead, unduly discarded in garbage cansa in the property “detailed the report.

Police noted that the defendant apparently sold puppies “good sick“who died days later in the homes of their new owners.

The Sheriff’s Office also rescued 8 sick puppies, out of a total of about 150 dogs that were in the place, which are being examined by the vet.

Each of the puppies had symptoms of parvovirus caninothe researchers said.

Parvo, as it is generally known, is a virus that usually attacks the canine intestinal tract (parvovirus enteritis) and, in rare cases, the heart (myocarditis).

This virus, which is transmitted orally and it is very contagious, it can affect all dogs, but those that they are not vaccinated and the puppies under four months they are most at risk.

All other dogs (about 138) were left on the property under the care of the kennel staff, which will be revoked. licensesays the statement.

“Dogs and / or puppies cannot be sold or removed from this location unless they are removed under the direct care of a licensed veterinarian,” said animal care authorities accompanying the investigation.

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Florida, by Olivier Bourdeaut: Cinderella’s revenge

The author of “En attendant Bojangles” tells the story of a little girl raised in the cult of the perfect body. Fierce and powerful.

There are three main categories of drinkers: those who have happy alcohol, those who have sad alcohol and finally, those who have heavy alcohol. What relationship, you will tell us, with the books of Olivier Bourdeaut? His novels intoxicate. They are wacky, crazy, exhilarating. And like all spirits, they are tasted by bringing up various emotions in us. The first, Waiting for Bojangles , had this happy madness. That melancholy and tender tone that we greeted like a friend at the end of an evening. With the second, ordinance , the sip was drier. The drunkenness was sad, the madness bitter. Its last reaches the third level of intoxication: it is harsh, corrosive. Madness is cruel this time. Florida, it is the meeting of Little Miss Sunshine and you Comte de Monte-Cristo.

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In Orlando, Donald Trump sets a date for 2024

ANALYSIS – In a vehement speech, the ex-president opened the door to a new presidential bid.

Trump is back. “I miss you already? ”The former president said to the audience at the start of his first public address, delivered Sunday afternoon at the Conservatives’ annual political action conference in Orlando, Florida. Six weeks after leaving the White House, fifteen days after being acquitted by the Senate in his second impeachment trial, Trump delivered a long speech full of defiance and revenge.

Breaking with the tradition of former presidents staying away from politics after leaving the White House, he fiercely attacked Joe Biden and the Democratic Administration, as if the 2024 election campaign had already begun. . “We went from America first to America last“, he said. “We knew his Administration would be bad, but not that bad … His first month was the most disastrous in US history. They are anti-family, anti-employment, anti-energy and

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Trump in Florida: what the former president said in his public appearance – US and Canada – International


Donald Trump is back: For the first time since leaving the White House, the former president said he can run again for the presidency of the United States in 2024, and assured that the survival of the country depends on the conservatives.

(Also: Alert of possible plan to blow up the United States Capitol)

The 74-year-old politician gave a long-awaited speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), held in Orlando, Florida (southeast). What did you say during your first public appearance as former president?

Determined to regain control of the Republican Party

There, Trump was determined to regain control of the Republican Party displaced from power, and although he flirted with the possibility of another presidential candidacy, he left open the doubt.

“You actually know they just lost the White House,” Trump said of the Democrats, again promoting the falsehood that he was denied a second term due to election fraud.

“But who knows, who knows?” He yelled. “I can even decide to beat them a third time,” he harangued. And he pointed out that the future of the country depends on the conservatives: “We are in a fight for the survival of the United States as we know it. This is a fight. This is a terrible, terrible, painful fight … Ultimately, always we won, “he said.

I can even decide to beat them a third time

Blocked on Twitter and other social networks, Trump has kept a low profile at his Mar-a-Lago complex in Florida since leaving the White House on January 20.

Thus, the CPAC was an opportunity to return to the scene, greeted by a crowd of fans with a long standing ovation. The vast majority attended without a mask despite the recommendations of experts amid the coronavirus pandemic that has caused more than half a million deaths in the country.

“The incredible journey we started together … is far from over,” Trump launched into his populist movement. “And in the end, we will win,” he said. The ex-president also put an end to rumors that he could take his base of support to create a political group.

(Read here: Manhattan prosecutor obtained Trump’s tax returns)

He ruled out promoting a new party

“I am not going to start a new game,” he said. “We have the Republican Party. It will unite and be stronger than ever,” he said, calling for the unity of the conservatives.

As planned, Trump attacked Biden, saying the Democrat just wrapped up “the most disastrous first month” of any modern president. But he also described the country as a divided land.

“Our security, our prosperity and our own identity as Americans are at stake,” he said in a speech attacking immigrants, criticizing the “culture of cancellation” and lashing out at Biden’s policies on climate change, energy and integrity. electoral.

No matter how much the Washington establishment and powerful special interests want to silence us, let there be no doubt. We will be victorious …

Warning note

American parties often reckon after a series of setbacks like those suffered by the Republican Party during Trump’s four-year term: the loss of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The party was also marked by the former president’s repeated lies about his electoral failure against Biden, his impeachment for inciting an insurrection on Capitol Hill on January 6, and the extraordinary rift he has caused between traditional Republicans and pro-populists. -Trump.

But instead of shedding its troubled leader and charting a new path to power, much of the party continues to see Trump as a foothold for its future.

It is a perception that he has fostered, setting himself up as a vengeful and influential Republican. On Friday, he supported the case of a former adviser against an Ohio congressman who voted to impeach him.

At least at CPAC, enthusiasm for her figure remained high. Attendees posed next to a gleaming golden statue of Trump, and cheers rose every time panelists praised the former president. In a poll conducted at the conference and released just before his speech, nearly seven in 10 respondents said they want him to run again.

(Do not stop reading: What will Biden and López Obrador talk about in their first virtual meeting)

As for the future direction of the party, support for Trumpism was rock solid, with 95% of those surveyed wanting to continue with Trump’s policies and agenda.

But when asked who they prefer as the party’s candidate in 2024, a moderate 55% chose Trump, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the de facto host of the CPAC, came in a distant second with 21%.

Respected Republican strategist Karl Rove said he would have expected a stronger outcome for Trump, especially in an environment that appears to support the former president. “I would take it as a cautionary note,” he said on Fox News. “You need to refresh your act.”

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“He may decide to beat them for the third time,” he said at an event in Florida.

Donald Trump is back: for the first time since leaving the White House, the former president addressed Sunday to an ultra-conservative audience, determined to regain control of a divided Republican Party wondering if the mogul will run for reelection in 2024.

The 74-year-old politician delivered a long-awaited speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida (southeast), in which he flirted with the possibility of another presidential candidacy.

Do you miss me already? ”, the former US president said jokingly, blowing up his audience at the big event. “Actually, as you know, they just lost the White House, but it’s one of those things, but who knows, who knows. I may even decide to beat them for the third time,” he added, sliding the possibility of being a candidate in 2024, and insisting with who was a victim of fraud last November.

“No matter how much the Washington establishment and powerful special interests want to silence us, let there be no doubt. We will be victorious and America will be stronger and bigger than ever. “

Blocked on Twitter and other social networks, Trump has kept a low profile at his Mar-a-Lago complex in Florida since he left the White House on January 20. Thus, the CPAC is an opportunity to attract the spotlight.

He was greeted with reverence by a crowd of fans as he calls for Republican unity – and perhaps lashes out at some of his critics within the party – on the final day of the nation’s largest conservative gathering.

American political parties often have a reckoning after a series of setbacks like those suffered by the Republican Party during the four years of Trump’s tenure: the loss of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

“I am going to continue fighting with you, it is a lie that I am going to build a new party”, he assured.

The party was also marked by Trump’s repeated lies about his electoral failure against Democrat Joe Biden, his impeachment for inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6, and the extraordinary rift he has caused between traditional Republicans and Republicans. the pro-Trump populists.

For the return

But instead of ditching their troubled leader and charting a new path to regain power, much of the party he continues to see Trump as a foothold for his future.

But whether or not it harbors ambitions for 2024 is perhaps the biggest question of all.

“I know you are committed to helping us win back the majorities in 2022.” During the midterm elections, the president of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, told CBS, saying she did not know if Trump would be the presidential candidate again.

The former president seeks to “stop Biden in his tracks” by blocking his progressive agenda in Congress, McDaniel added.

He also minimized the divisions within his party., including decisions by some local representatives to censure Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in the House of Representatives or to convict him in the Senate.

“For the most part, our party agrees more than disagrees,” McDaniel said.

At CPAC, attendees posed next to a gleaming golden statue of Trump, and cheers rose every time panelists praised the former president.

“The [líderes] least popular of our party They are the ones who want to erase Donald Trump and his followers from our party“Congressman Jim Banks, chairman of the conservative Republican Studies Committee, told the conference Saturday.

“If that happens, we will not regain the majority in 2022. We will definitely not regain the White House in 2024 if we erase Donald Trump,” he estimated.

For some Republicans like Sen. Bill Cassidy, who voted to convict Trump at impeachment, getting rid of the brash billionaire is critical.

“We have to win in two years, we have to win in four years”Cassidy told CNN.

“We will do it by talking about the issues that are important to the American people – and there are many issues that are important to them right now – not putting one person on a pedestal,” he stressed.

Source: AFP, EFE and AP

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In Orlando, the thunderous “comeback” of Donald Trump in front of his supporters

The former president was to lay the groundwork on Sunday for a candidacy in 2024, which divides the Republican Party.

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His retirement was short-lived. Neither sidelined nor exiled, Trump is making a triumphant return. His Sunday afternoon speech at the Union of American Conservatives’ annual conference in Orlando, Florida, was to be his first public appearance since leaving the White House on Jan.20. As the Republican Party tears itself between a traditionalist current hostile to Trump, rather in the minority, and a majority that remains with the former president, the very influential conservative conference has clearly chosen its camp. At the entrance to the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, participants of the great annual American Conservative rally were greeted by a golden statue of Donald Trump.

The event, which usually takes place near Washington, took place this year in Florida, where sanitary measures are less stringent than in the federal capital. More than 3,000 people gathered near Disney World to listen to the speakers

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