Deportation despite travel warning (Junge Welt newspaper)

The Hamburg Refugee Council protestse on Tuesday against those of the interior authority of the Hanseatic city Implemented imprisonment of people from Serbia and their threatened deportation to Serbia on October 28th:

While the Federal Foreign Office has issued a current travel warning for Serbia due to the corona crisis, the Hamburg Interior Authority is currently detaining people from Serbia and is probably planning their deportation to Serbia on Wednesday. On this day, a collective deportation to Serbia and North Macedonia is planned from Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden airport, departure at 12.25 p.m. We currently know of at least four people from Hamburg who, according to their own statements, were detained to be transported to Serbia.

The Hamburg Refugee Council protested against it with all vigor. The people must be released from custody immediately, and if a deportation to Serbia is planned, these plans must be stopped immediately! As a rule, Roma who are deported to the country are affected, and they are exposed to extensive discrimination in this country. Access to the health system for these people is severely restricted, if not impossible. Especially in Corona times, deportees are threatened with significant health risks to which those affected should not be exposed lightly.

We demand a stop of deportation because of the much higher risk of infection in Serbia and because of the upcoming winter. Hermann Hardt from the Hamburg Refugee Council says: »Roma in the Balkan states mostly live in cold huts that can hardly be heated. Every winter people die there because of the cold. That is why we had often called for a winter deportation stop in previous years, which was always rejected. But now there is the pandemic, which is making the situation even worse, as hygiene rules in the Roma slums can hardly be observed. “This is one of the reasons why the Federal Roma Association and the Roma Antidiscrimination Network called for one in their appeal on September 28th general deportation stop in the corona crisis.

The DGB district chairman Berlin-Brandenburg, Christian Hoßbach, called on Tuesday that the Senate of the federal capital and the Charité hospital should end the CFM wage dispute:

The current collective bargaining agreement in the public service has brought well-earned wage increases for the health professions and makes it clear: Appreciation is good, but applause alone is not enough. Such financial recognition must also reach the colleagues at the Charité subsidiary CFM. The work of CFM employees, for example cleaning the clinics and sterilizing medical instruments, is vital for patients. The Senate and Charité must finally bring the grueling collective bargaining dispute to a good end and agree on a clear path for a return to the collective wage of the public service. (…)


Halloween 2020: superspreading event? It really is that dangerous on October 31st

When skeletons, witches and creepy pirates roam the streets, it’s Halloween again. The hype from the USA has long since reached Germany. More and more children and young people always dress up on the last day of October to ring the doorbell and ask for small treats with slogans such as “Trick or Treat”.

Several industries take advantage of its popularity: specially created Halloween editions flood the shelves of supermarkets every year. And the Germans are busy shopping for the festival.

Last year they spent around 320 million euros on sweets, make-up, decorative items and costumes. Fruit gums, chocolate bars and the like alone brought retail sales an estimated ten million euros.

Parents get inventive

But children pulling from door to door, dozens of little hands reaching into the same bowls: that sounds like a nightmare in pandemic times. Critics expect some kind of superspreader event.

NRW Health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU), for example, calls on children and families to refrain from moving this year. His Brandenburg counterpart Ursula Nonnemacher (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen) made a similar statement. But inventive parents don’t want to be banned from partying.

The children would have had to do without too much this year, writes a young mother on Facebook. They’ll put a bowl in front of the door and children can help themselves.

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She wants to pack small bags for this, all with identical fillings. “So everyone can be sure that their sweets have not wandered through 20 hands,” she writes on Facebook and encourages others to share the post.

Another alternative is suggested on a picture in her post: To make Halloween possible at a distance, children could ring the doorbell, place their bags on the doormat, and then take a few steps back.

The bags could be filled with sweets without contact. Those who want to take part can hang a sign on the door so that the children can see who is taking part in the action.

Special creations for the goosebumps festival

The confectionery industry is responding to the demand for goosebumps with specially created Halloween specialties, from scary biscuits to pirate lollipops. “Of course there are also specially designed products for Halloween this year,” says a spokeswoman for the Association of the German Confectionery Industry.

Haribo, for example, traditionally pushes his “horror bag” with bat and pumpkin replica onto the store shelves towards the end of October. Compared to traditional festivals such as Christmas or Easter, however, these are niche products, according to the association.

Measured against the total production value of a good 12.5 billion euros in the past year, sales of Halloween products, which are in the lower double-digit million range, are actually more of a marginal phenomenon.

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The epidemiologist Timo Ulrichs, who teaches global health among other things at the Akkon University in Berlin, considers the risk of Halloween parades to be limited: “The children usually move through the streets in very small groups or with their siblings, and they are there too still in the fresh air, ”he explains.

At the same time, the contacts at the front door are only very brief. “The coronavirus mainly spreads via aerosols – the children do not come very close to the residents if only a short handover takes place at the front door.”

Smear infections were also a negligible risk, if any. “Even if all children put their hands in the same bowl one after the other, it is very unlikely that the coronavirus will spread as a result.”

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Other pathogens, such as cold viruses, on the other hand, would certainly spread via this route. But this risk, too, can easily be eliminated if children carry disinfectants with them or house residents make them available before the children can help themselves.

Nevertheless, the uncertainty remains high. Retailers and manufacturers do not assume that the considerable sales figures from previous years can be achieved again.

In 2020, the German Retail Association (HDE) refrained from a new survey on the business expectations of merchants for Halloween. “Everything is under the big question mark of the pandemic,” said an HDE spokesman.

The toy industry expects a minus

The toy industry nevertheless uses the opportunity to create buying opportunities. Trick-or-treat buckets, witch hats or magic wands are going well this year too.

The Danish toy giant Lego also ties in with the festival. Based on the Harry Potter world, parents, godmothers and grandpas can buy kits including mini muffins, stink bombs and love potions for around 400 euros. “The theme of Halloween is present, even if the celebrations are limited,” says Lego.

All in all, the German Association of the Toy Industry is expecting a decrease compared to the previous year. According to expert estimates, sales around October 31 are usually between 50 and 100 million euros.

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“Enormous suffering”

In order to make the Halloween festival possible despite the pandemic, parents come up with a lot. For example, a mother posted a photo of a bag on social media that she had attached to a stick to enable contactless handover including clearance.

Similar constructions can even be purchased ready-made on the Internet. The Berlin epidemiologist Ulrichs thinks this is a good idea, especially in residential areas where mainly elderly people live.

To ban the festival this year is, in his opinion, an exaggeration. “There are so many occasions when children get close that Halloween is harmless. You should give them the party, ”he says.

Disaster year for costume dealers

At the same time, Ulrichs warns against playing down any event that takes place in the fresh air.

Sankt Martin, for example, is basically very similar to Halloween, “however, the groups during the parades are usually much larger, the children are closer, and the contacts between adults often last longer because they stand together by the wayside” – consequently, it is much higher Expected risk.

Halloween is by no means just a children’s party – young people and adults had long since integrated the lust for horror into their celebration culture. This is also different this fall.

These celebrations actually have to be canceled this year – because it is difficult to keep your distance within rooms, emphasizes epidemiologist Ulrichs. In addition, current contact restrictions simply do not allow celebrations to be held due to the local incidence.

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Sellers of costumes and decorative items are hard hit by not having parties and street festivals. “After Carnival, Halloween is usually the second largest sales driver at all of our 31 locations,” says Björn Lindert, Managing Director of the costume retail market leader Deiters. This year sales are 50 to 80 percent below normal. “2020 is a year of disaster for us,” says Lindert.

In the past few days, however, the company has felt a touch of revival, especially with decorative items. Apparently one or the other celebration is planned in a small group at home, Lindert concludes.

Meanwhile, Deiters tries a fusion of infection protection and fun. The company designed its own creepy Halloween masks, some with LED lighting.

For the even more important carnival business, the chain is preparing for ongoing restrictions as well as for the epidemic to run out, the manager assured: “Our warehouses are full, all branches are ready to play.”


HSV meets Würzburg: Kickers boss Magath against old love | – Sport

Status: 10/22/2020 10:53 a.m.

Second division Primus HSV receives the Würzburger Kickers on Saturday (1 p.m.) – and meets Felix Magath. As “Head of Global Soccer” with the main sponsor, the former Hamburg resident is the new strong man in Würzburg.

If coach Michael Schiele from the Würzburger Kickers should have had illusions after the long drawn-out contract talks with the club, he quickly landed on the ground again. His three-year tenure, which he crowned with promotion to the second division this summer, ended after just two defeats in the first two league games. In addition, there were the lost state cup final on penalties against 1860 Munich and the end in the DFB Cup against the clear favorite Hannover 96.

Felix Magath had said at the beginning of July after the contract extension, which apparently only made promotion possible, “Michael is the right man to solve this difficult task in the 2nd Bundesliga with and with the Kickers”, that was Forgot everything again at the end of September.

The club had “come to the conviction that the great goal of staying up – to which everything has to be subordinated – can only be successfully pursued with a new impulse”. Magath was not quoted in this communication. However, it can be assumed that Schiele’s successor Marco Antwerpen, whose contract was not extended despite the promotion with Eintracht Braunschweig and whose commitment was announced at the same time as Schiele’s resignation, enjoys more trust in Magath.

Global initially stands for Germany and Austria

And since the beginning of this year, a lot has been dependent on that for the Lower Franconians. Main sponsor “Flyeralarm”, who holds 49 percent of the shares in the professional football club of Kickers, presented Magath in January as the head of a large-scale campaign. The global in its title initially only refers to Germany and Austria. The 67-year-old is also in charge of the Austrian Bundesliga club Admira Wacker Mödling, in which the company is active as an investor. In addition, “a project outside Europe” is to be added.

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The similarity to the football activities of “Red Bull”, which include not only the engagements in Leipzig and Salzburg but also those in New York, Ghana and Brazil, is certainly not unwanted. For a long time, Ralf Rangnick, a German, was also the strong man at the Austrian shower manufacturer.

A lot to say in the club, even without an official position

In his almost 25-year coaching career with a dozen stations, Magath himself often suffered from the decisions of the club officials. It is no coincidence that in the end he was no longer just a trainer at both Wolfsburg and Schalke, at FC Fulham in England and at the Chinese SD Luneng, but also the manager.

After leaving the Middle Kingdom, Magath was without a job for a good two years. Then came the online printing company based in Würzburg, with big plans and extensive competencies for Magath. Company managing director Thorsten Fischer, who is also chairman of the supervisory board of Kickers, said at Magath’s introduction: “It would be fatal to chat in with Felix Magath. That’s not my style. And he knows a lot more about football than me.” The football expert has no official position at the Kickers.

Objective: Promotion to the Bundesliga – and the “Vision European Cup”

Felix Magath, Head of FLYERALARM Global Soccer © imago images/GEPA pictures Foto: Mario Kneisl

Felix Magath has to keep track of things in Würzburg and at Admira Wacker Mödling.

To do this, he has the big picture in mind – especially the big. “I will do everything to ensure that there are greater successes,” said the native of Aschaffenburg in the “Welt am Sonntag”. One can learn from Leipzig and Co. “It’s impressive what they have built up. But they are not only playing in a different league financially, so we cannot and do not want to compare ourselves here. But we will also break new ground.” But the goals are the same: “I can’t live with average and mediocrity. I always wanted to get to the top, always wanted titles.”

Sooner or later, Würzburg should be promoted to the Bundesliga. Magath already spoke of his “vision of the European Cup”.

Ex-trainer Magath: “I also had my time”

But the way to get there should be a long one. Even after coach Schiele’s leave of absence, things did not improve in Würzburg. HSV, where Magath last sat on the coaching bench in 1997, welcomes the last team as leaders. Antwerp has so far recorded one point against Fürth and one defeat against Kiel.

For a long time Magath was toying with a return to the big football stage in Germany. But not only at his ex-clubs Schalke (“Nobody would get the idea to speak to me”) and HSV (“Somebody should clean up this place”) he was no longer in demand. “Everything has its time, I also had my time,” said the 67-year-old when he was presented in Magath. The coaching career is over, there is no end in sight in Würzburg: “I assume this activity will only end when everyone is satisfied.”

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Shipping: FRS takes over Elbe ferry in Glückstadt

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FRS takes over Elbe ferry in Glückstadt

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Olaf Preuss business reporter

FRS manager Birte Dettmers and FRS managing director Götz Becker in front of the company headquarters in Flensburg FRS manager Birte Dettmers and FRS managing director Götz Becker in front of the company headquarters in Flensburg

FRS manager Birte Dettmers and FRS managing director Götz Becker in front of the company headquarters in Flensburg

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Flensburg shipping company now operates one of the most important transport connections in northern Germany – and hopes for clarity on the project of a new Elbe tunnel.

Dhe Flensburg shipping company FRS has taken over the Elbe ferry, which commutes between Glückstadt in Schleswig-Holstein and Wischhafen in Lower Saxony. It is an important transport link in northern Germany because there is no other way for cars and trucks to cross the Lower Elbe in regular traffic between the Elbe Tunnel in Hamburg and the German Bight. Every year the Elbe ferry transports around 600,000 vehicles with four ships and around 50 employees.

The previous operator of the Elbe ferry is, like FRS, a family-run company. “We are very pleased to have found a family-run group of companies in FRS that will continue the Elbe ferry with the same values ​​in the interests of the shareholders,” said the previous managing director and co-owner Hildegard Both-Walberg.

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FRS – emerged from the companies Förde Reederei and Seetouristik – is hardly known outside of Flensburg, unlike its local subsidiary. With more than 2000 employees and around 60 ships, FRS operates ferry lines and tourist ships in twelve countries, from Canada to Oman. According to its own information, FRS currently transports a total of around 7.6 million passengers and 2.1 million vehicles annually.

The best known in Germany is the tourist catamaran “Halunder Jet” from FRS Helgoline, which sails between Hamburg and the North Sea island of Helgoland and which this year was reinforced by the catamaran “San Gwann”. The ferry line between the Danish island of Rømø and List on Sylt is also part of FRS. In Hamburg, FRS operated the tourist ferry “Kleine Freiheit” between the port and Blankenese for a while until this spring.

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The Elbe ferry between Wischhafen and Glückstadt is “a solid company that is in good shape,” said FRS manager Birte Dettmers WELT. She now also runs the ferry connection on the Elbe as managing director, together with Tim Kunstmann. Both already operate the Rømø-Sylt-Ferry and FRS Helgoline together.

An important factor for FRS and the future of the ferry connection is whether and when the long-planned Elbe tunnel between Glückstadt and Wischhafen will be realized. “We believe in the ferry connection across the Elbe and want to invest there,” said Dettmers. “Whether the Elbe Tunnel will actually be completed in nine years, as the state government currently expects, we will leave it as it is. Of course we would like planning security on this topic. “

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A tunnel through the Elbe west of Hamburg has been planned for decades – to better connect the coastal states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony with the A20 motorway and to relieve the greater Hamburg area, especially with heavy goods traffic. Environmental groups like Nabu and BUND want to prevent the project by political and legal means. The Greens in Schleswig-Holstein have long politically opposed an extension of the A20 to the Elbe and the tunnel project.

The crossing of the Elbe between Hamburg and the North Sea with vehicles remains a difficult undertaking – and only possible between Glückstadt and Wischhafen. The establishment of a ferry connection between Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel had failed several times in recent years, although there was now a ship operation there, especially for trucks and tourist buses. But that turned out to be economically unsustainable.


A Jewish student seriously injured in an attack outside the Hamburg synagogue

A Jewish student has been seriously injured in an attack on the Hamburg synagogue starring a man dressed in a paramilitary way and that he could be immediately detained by the police officers guarding the religious temple. Both of them, attacker and victim are 29 years oldreported the police of the Hanseatic city. The student “is seriously injured but his life is not in danger,” said the police spokesman. He added that the attack took place this Sunday around 4:00 p.m., when a man “in military clothing” and “in the vicinity of the synagogue” struck with a ‘blunt object’, apparently a shovel, his victim in the head. The attack occurred when a religious service was beginning in the synagogue. As soon as the events occurred, “many visitors to the synagogue” were taken to safety, police said.

The attack took place a few days before the anniversary of the attack on the synagogue in Halle starring a neo-Nazi activist in which two people were killed. On October 9, 2019, Stephan Balliet went armed to the teeth to the Jewish temple in the East German city with the intention of assaulting and killing as many people as possible. The robustness of the temple door, which withstood the shots and the firing of explosives by the attacker, prevented a massacre among the 52 people who were inside at that time and who were celebrating Yom Kippur, the most important Jewish holiday . Seeing his attack thwarted, Stephan Balliet shot and killed a woman who happened to be passing by the place and who reprimanded him for the noise he was making, before starting a getaway in his car that lasted for more than an hour and a half and in which he also shot and killed a customer in a Turkish fast food restaurant. The two dead were German citizens and casual victims of the attack.

Balliet broadcast his attack and murderous career live for more than half an hour with a video camera through social networks. “My name is Anon and I believe that the Holocaust never took place,” said the neo-Nazi at the beginning of the broadcast. The 28-year-old neo-Nazi activist has been indicted since July 21 by the Naumburg High Court for double murder and 68 assassination attempts, as well as Holocaust denial, neo-Nazi agitation and serious injuries, among other charges.


Allegations against Archbishop (

In terms of area, it is the largest diocese in Germany and has been headed by Stefan Heße since 2015: Hamburg is part of his administrative area, as is Schleswig-Holstein and, from the northeast, the state of Mecklenburg. Previously, the native of Cologne was Vicar General of the Archdiocese on the Rhine in his hometown and head of personnel for around 65,000 full-time church people. During this activity, the now 54-year-old is said to have insufficiently informed about cases of sexual abuse. In a brochure for which he was responsible and which was distributed in all Cologne Catholic churches in 2012 with the title “On Incidents of Sexual Abuse”, only five priests were mentioned as accused of such acts in the Archdiocese of Cologne. However, the study published by the German Bishops’ Conference in 2018 speaks against this, which states: From 1946 to 2014, 87 clergy were accused of abuse in this area.

Until days ago, the brochure with the far lower number of accused could be found on the archbishopric’s website, according to the Catholic online magazine “Church and Life”. “From today’s perspective, the brochure is a first, but unsuccessful, attempt to deal with the subject of abuse,” quoted Heße magazine. He admits that it was “certainly an oversight” that not all cases identified at the time were listed.

On the day the brochure disappeared from the Internet, the “Bild” newspaper reported on the charges brought by the Cologne public prosecutor at the end of July against a priest now 69 years old. He is said to have sexually abused his three nieces, who were then between six and 13 years old, several times a week from 1993 to 1999. He had made a confession to the church authorities in Cologne. With Heße’s consent, only a handwritten note was written about it. Both this matter and the cover-up allegation against Heße had recently become public through media reports on a discussion evening organized by the Archdiocese of Hamburg on October 15 in Rostock on the subject of “Power and the separation of powers in the Church”. On that occasion, the archbishop clearly denied the claim that he had given his consent to the handwritten confession note.

Regarding his behavior in relation to abuse cases, he stated that he had not covered up anything. “I would claim that I acted to the best of my knowledge and belief to clear up these issues and, above all, to help those affected.” From the ranks of those affected, the demand can be heard that Heße should resign from his position Hamburg resign. Matthias Katsch from the “Eckiger Tisch” association for the victims of sexual abuse emphasizes: “If Heße does not resign, then that would be proof for me that the Catholic Church in Germany has not learned anything and that one cannot trust that it has now been initiated Work-up efforts lead to some positive result «.


Physicists measure the shortest time in the world in the laboratory

Short-haul flight: The experiment measured how long a light quantum needs to cross a hydrogen molecule made up of two atoms.
Image: University of Frankfurt

It takes only a few trillionths of a billionth of a second for light particles to cross a molecule with two atoms. Researchers from Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg measured such a short period of time.

KShort, shorter, shortest: Researchers at the University of Frankfurt, together with colleagues from Hamburg and Berlin, measured a physical process that only takes a few zeptoseconds – the propagation of light within a hydrogen molecule. A zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second. According to the Goethe University, never before has such a short period of time been recorded in the experiment.

Reinhard Dörner’s researchers irradiated hydrogen molecules with X-ray light at the Desy accelerator center in Hamburg. They adjusted the energy of the light particles so that one of these photons was enough to knock both electrons out of the molecule in quick succession. An interference pattern was created that was measured with a special microscope developed by Dörner. This enabled the physicists to determine when a photon reached the first hydrogen atom and when the second atom was hit. There was a maximum of 247 zeptoseconds in between, depending on how far the two atoms in the molecule were from each other.

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The flood, the island of Neuwerk and what Hamburg has to do with it

EIn a bit of wind, there is always Neuwerk, that tiny island off Cuxhaven that is so small that there would not even be a place for an 18-hole golf course. At night, when the day visitors have disappeared, it is completely quiet on the three square kilometers. At most you can hear a “pop”. Then a pawn fell over on the hotel’s garden chess field, caught in a light breeze.

37 people live on the green spot in front of the Elbe and Weser estuaries. Most of them live from tourism. There are five guest houses in total, plus a Wadden Sea house, a bit of agriculture, a bit of port logistics. Neuwerk and the surrounding Wadden Sea are part of Hamburg, but the few island tractors have Pinneberger license plates. Sometimes wealthy horse owners bring their animals here so that they can recover from their lung ailments in the pure North Sea air.

So close that you want to start walking right away

This island is so different and so close that you want to start walking straight away. The temptation already begins at the Cuxhaven ball beacon and continues to the beach at Döse, where the huge container ships in the Elbe estuary are soon no longer a sensation. Here we really see it: two distant rows of trees shimmer like a mirage on the horizon, with a tower between them. It looks like a little Mont-Saint-Michel. But wait! You can’t just run out into the mudflats, no matter how seductive it is. The moon only pulled the carpet of the sea briefly. Soon the creeks will be full again, then the tide will come. When everything is back to the way it was, there will be a flood.

Emptying times on Neuwerk depend on the tide.

Image: Christoph Moeskes

Tschelp. Dschubb. Our shoes squeeze the mud like in a Donald Duck story. Now we’re on our way to the island. Julia from “Wunderwelt Watt” leads us, together with the dog Ben. At eleven o’clock sharp, we left the land in Sahlenburg, less than a minute later. Today is low tide at 1 p.m. During the almost four-hour hike, we run halfway into the lowest point and halfway out again. Sahlenburg disappears behind us, other groups move away in front of us. Soon we 20 mudflat hikers seem to be alone under the pencil-gray sky. We stay together. Julia stops. It gurgles in the silt, bubbles rise – the work of sapling tube worms, which continue to filter food in the damp channels. We continue. It is still a long way to Neuwerk, around twelve kilometers in total.

“O”, just “O”. That is what the island was called in ancient times. Sometimes also “Og”, like at the end of “Langeoog” or “Spiekeroog”. Around 1300 Hamburg took possession of O and built a tower, the “Nige Wark”, the “New Factory”. The stone building, almost 45 meters high, served primarily as a defense tower. Even then, half the world was on the move with its goods in front of the Elbe estuary. But the area is treacherous, until today sandbanks and currents change. Pirates and wreckers could count on rich booty back then.

Happiness is knee deep

Traffic jam at the first large creek. A column of yellow horse-drawn carriages crosses the water. The people are wrapped in blankets and remain motionless. It looks like an antediluvian silent movie. Immediately a band of riders appears on black horses. Then it’s our turn with our sneakers and it looks like 2020 again.

We’re lucky, the water is only knee deep today. For a few years this has been becoming increasingly rare, and the tide can reach up to the shoulders for both horse and human. Environmentalists attribute the changed flow behavior to the Langendamm in front of Cuxhafen. Although this makes the Elbrinne safer, the two main prelays in front of Neuwerk are becoming increasingly unpredictable. The current is already fast, we have to hold on to iron bars.

On, on and on. We are points in an immeasurable world of gray. Olive gray the mudflats. Navy camouflage blue-gray the sky. The lifeboats are also gray. The steel cages on stakes were erected after a teacher with twelve students drowned here in the mudflats in 1979. Suddenly they were caught in sea fog. When he comes you won’t see anything at all.

Green island in the Wadden Sea: Neuwerk

Green island in the Wadden Sea: Neuwerk

Image: Christoph Moeskes

Then finally, after three and a half hours, the first green. Neuwerk is no longer an illusion. We wash shoes, stockings and trousers from the cotton splashes and say goodbye to Julia and the others. In the evening, the group will take the ferry back to the mainland – like most of the more than 100,000 guests a year who visit the island in a combination of a boat trip, a mudflat hike or a wagon trip.

After that Neuwerk belongs to the Neuwerkers again. And the two self-confident hamburgers who smoke a cigar on the dike. And the young woman who jogs once around the island on the six-kilometer outdoor path. And a little bit us too. We have to play a game of chess tomorrow morning.


HSV with third win in third game | – Sport

Status: 10/17/2020 3:37 p.m.

Three games, three wins: In another turbulent away game, the HSV trembled at Greuther Fürth outnumbered to a 1-0 and back to the top of the table. Red sinner Toni Leistner said goodbye to the next suspension.

by Ines Bellinger

The trip to Fürth began for Hamburger SV with a déjà vu: The Franconians reported a positive corona test on Friday morning. However, two follow-up tests during the day had negative results, reported the Fürth trainer Stefan Leitl on the “Sky” microphone. Although he had to forego the final training with his team, the game could take place. Unlike in spring: When the corona pandemic reached its preliminary peak, the duel with HSV in Franconia was canceled. The German Football League (DFL) had temporarily stopped playing at that time.

Focus on Ulreich – Leistner captain

This time 3,250 spectators were allowed in the Ronhof sports park. After the tough decision by HSV coach Daniel Thioune on the goalkeeping position against Daniel Heuer Fernandes, it was clear that all eyes were on the new top dog Sven Ulreich would be directed. The 32-year-old newcomer from Bayern Munich also celebrated his second division debut for HSV, as did defender Leistner, who, after being suspended for the break at the cup game in Dresden, led the “Rothosen” as captain – and should make headlines again.

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Slat cracker from Seguin

Neither of them had a leisurely debut because, like the 4: 3 in Paderborn, it was turbulent. Ulreich had to admit defeat in the 6th minute when Paul Seguin pulled from 25 meters. But luck in the form of the crossbar stood by the goalkeeper. The bullet bounced off the aluminum back into the field. As a result, the people of Hamburg repeatedly had problems with the clever game of switching played by the host who was more biting. Seguin in particular was a source of unrest. HSV initially owed a lot after an early double chance by Khaled Narey (15th) and Aaron Hunt (16th). Maximilian Bauer cleared a Hunt free kick with a head in front of the goal line (41.). On the other side, Ulreich was lucky again when a Havard Nielsen header rolled past the far post after a corner from Seguin (45th + 1).

“Phantom” Terodde hangs up for Narey

HSV striker Simon Terodde looked cut off from his colleagues’ game. But shortly before the break whistle, he appeared out of nowhere as an assistant. With a fine pass he sent Narey down, who calmly spitted the ball past Fürth goalkeeper Sascha Burchert (45th + 3). The fact that Narey did not celebrate after the 1-0 win was probably due to his past at the “Kleeblatt”. But it could also have been an expression of the fact that the HSV leadership was happy at the break.

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Scene in the penalty area in front of Hamburg's Sven Ulreich.  © imago images / Zink Photo: Wolfgang Zink

HSV goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (r.) Was more at the center of the action in Fürth than he would have liked.

After the restart, the Hamburg game seemed more structured, at least on the offensive. The reformed defense remained vulnerable to the rear. This was particularly evident in the 53rd minute. After a counterattack from Fürth, Leistner did not know how to help himself against the passing Nielsen other than to grab the striker by the shoulder. He consequently received red for the emergency brake. Julian Green hammered the due free kick from the edge of the penalty area into the wall, but the ball somehow fell from the clouds back onto the crossbar. At the next corner, Ulreich showed why he had been preferred to Heuer Fernandes. He quickly fended off a Sebastian Ernst header from close range (56th) – a brilliant act!

Fürther Tor doesn’t count

Outnumbered, the HSV withdrew more and more, while the hosts persistently pushed for the equalizer. In the 73rd minute, Ulreich actually had to reach behind him. However, the referee had recognized a handball by Jamie Leweling in advance and refused to acknowledge the Joker’s hit. A defensive battle followed until the final whistle. In the end, Ulreich was lucky with his baptism of fire without conceding a goal and justified Thioune’s decision. “It was nice to be on the field again. It was really fun,” said Ulreich on NDR.

Dudziak injured before catching up against Aue

After the third win in the third game – HSV last started the season like this in 1974 in the Bundesliga – there is still a downer for the promotion favorites: HSV’s personnel situation, which has been strained by numerous injuries, has not only worsened due to the red card suspension for Leistner. Jeremy Dudziak had to leave the field with a dislocated shoulder in the middle of the first half. “It was more of a work victory than a victory of mentality,” Thioune said, cautious in his analysis.

In the catch-up game against Erzgebirge Aue next Wednesday (6.30 p.m.) Dudziak will probably be missing. HSV could underpin its position as leader of the table with another three.

Matchday 4, 10/17/2020 1:00 p.m.

Greuther Fuerth


Hamburger SV



Greuther Fuerth:
Burchert – Meyerhöfer, Bauer, Mavraj, Raum – Sarpei – Seguin (84. Abiama), Ernst (70. Tillman), Green – H. Nielsen (55. Leweling), Hrgota

Hamburger SV:
Ulreich – Gyamerah, Leistner, G. Jung, Heyer – Onana (81st Jatta), Hunt – Dudziak (28th Kittel) – Narey, Terodde (74th Wood), Wintzheimer (81st Gjasula)


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Robert Koch Institute railed against the ban on accommodation

Berlin The President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, has warned of the negative consequences of the so-called ban on accommodation to contain the corona pandemic. “Mobility is one of the drivers of this pandemic,” Wieler told the Phoenix broadcaster. In the corona measures agreed between the federal government and the federal states, he lacks the “binding force”.

“Among other things, this means that the laboratories are currently unable to stock up on reagents for autumn and winter in order to be able to bridge any future and existing delivery bottlenecks.” The overnight stay ban has so far applied to guests from German regions in which 50 or more new corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants were registered within seven days.

The ban on accommodation, which applies to people from risk areas in some federal states, was the most controversial topic in the eight-hour negotiations between Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) with the 16 prime ministers on new corona restrictions on Wednesday.

At the meeting, however, the federal and state governments could not agree on a common line for the measure. Some federal states want to stick to it for the time being during the autumn break. The controversial measure is to be checked for effectiveness by November 8th.

Saxony and Saarland voluntarily lift the ban on accommodation

For many citizens from places with very high numbers of corona infections, it still applies that they may only be accommodated when traveling within Germany if they can present a negative corona test no more than 48 hours old.

In Baden-Württemberg, the ban on accommodation must be suspended following a decision by the Administrative Court. The judges granted an urgent motion against the measure on Thursday. The applicants come from the Recklinghausen district in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is above this mark. You had booked a vacation in the Ravensburg district.

Just a few hours later, the Lower Saxony Higher Administrative Court declared the corresponding state regulation for travelers from German Corona hotspots to be illegal in an urgent procedure. The decision was final, the court announced on Thursday in Lüneburg. The operator of a holiday park had complained.

Saxony and Saarland responded of their own accord and lifted the ban on accommodation. In the Free State, the new regulation will apply from Saturday, in Saarland from Friday. “The ban on accommodation is outdated, because from the current perspective it no longer helps to positively influence the infection process,” said Saar Prime Minister Tobias Hans (CDU). It is also a question of proportionality. Because “in contrast to the summer when there were only a few hotspots within Germany, millions of citizens are now affected.”

Cordoning off risk areas?

The RKI has currently registered 6,638 new infections with the coronavirus. That is around 1,500 more than on Tuesday. It is the highest increase in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic.

Some of the measures decided by the federal and state governments are only “recommendations”, criticized the RKI boss. He would like “some of the measures to be carried out compulsory”, such as the wearing of masks. “We recommend wearing masks indoors and then, of course, we would like the decision-makers to make wearing masks mandatory.”

Wieler can also imagine cordoning off risk areas in order to keep the current corona infection process under control in Germany. “Nine months ago, in a similar interview, I said that I couldn’t imagine that. I can now imagine that such measures would be carried out, ”said Wieler.

When asked about a prognosis for the winter, Wieler said: “If the measures are not tightened, the number of infections will continue to rise”, possibly up to 10,000 new infections every day.

After the federal-state consultations on Wednesday, Merkel spoke of a decision with a view to the ban on accommodation that she was not entirely satisfied with. The question of tourist travel had been discussed for a long time, and the result was that a ban on accommodation was not easy to implement. “That is why we will, by and large, adhere to the existing rules during the autumn break,” said the Chancellor.

Merkel calls for no travel

Merkel asked the citizens, however, to refrain from unnecessary domestic German trips to areas and from areas with high numbers of corona infections.

Adhering to the ban on accommodation means for Berlin, which is considered a risk area, that Berliners are currently not allowed to stay in hotels or guest houses in Brandenburg, for example. The ban does not apply if the visitors can present a negative corona test, are only going on an excursion or visiting someone. In the capital, on the other hand, there is no ban on accommodation for foreign visitors.

Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) made his displeasure clear after the deliberations in the Chancellery. In the case of the capital, for example, it is not just a question of relations between Berlin and Brandenburg, of commuter flows and the question of where Berliners are now allowed to travel. “But there are also many people who come to town and may bring infections with them.” Müller named the political or cultural business.

“What would be the consequence then?” Says Müller. “The city has been cordoned off several times in its history, that’s not an option for me.” In this respect, “reasonable appointments” are necessary. “Don’t just recognize the problem, don’t just decide on a measure, but together see how you can carry out the implementation. It’s not just for Berlin, it’s not so easy for the big cities. “

Tourism association: “Herber Rückschlag”

Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) called the postponement of a decision on the accommodation ban a disappointment. The measure was “not proportionate” in its current form, he said. “It hits so many people who have nothing to do with this disease, and that is why it would have been better if there had been an understanding here.”

Criticism also comes from the Greens. “Postponing this decision seems to me to be rather unwise in view of the current infection development,” said the legal policy spokeswoman for the Green parliamentary group, Katja Keul, to the Handelsblatt. “For the next few weeks we are more dependent than ever on the acceptance of the necessary measures in the population. It would be all the more important to strengthen trust in the necessity and meaningfulness of measures. ”An inconsistent domestic German accommodation ban, the effect of which even virologists have questioned, is more“ counterproductive ”.

The FDP transport politician Oliver Luksic spoke of political actionism. “Restricting the freedom of travel is disproportionate and wrong,” said Luksic to the Handelsblatt. “Virologists see no added value, economists and companies fear costs and bureaucracy, and those affected are annoyed by the domestic exclusion.” In addition, test capacities would be unnecessarily tied up.

The regulation is also very controversial in business. The hospitality industry recorded a wave of cancellations in the middle of the autumn holidays and has already announced lawsuits. “It is a major setback for Germany as a travel destination that the bans on accommodation in many federal states initially continue to apply,” said the managing director of the German Tourism Association, Norbert Kunz, on Wednesday evening.

If you follow the rules, vacation in Germany does not pose any particular risk. The hosts of holiday apartments and hotels have proven that they take the contact and hygiene rules seriously and implement them. “Overnight stays are not the problem and should therefore still be possible.”

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