Category: Health

Recreational sports ramp up again: clubs for limited movements

Recreational sports ramp up again: clubs for limited movements

German amateur sports are struggling to get off the ground despite the Corona relaxations. Adherence to hygiene regulations is challenging the clubs.

Improvised training: the Dragon Gym in Wurzburg offers outdoor martial arts Photo: HMB-Media/imago

"Now for some jumping jacks," Claudia Becker, a coach at the Berliner Turnerschaft, calls out to the two siblings in her athletics group. The two are eagerly doing jumping jacks – at a distance from the exercise instructor. They are meeting for the first time since mid-March, when the club’s sports operations were suspended due to the Corona crisis. The private training session is a small foretaste of the future sports activities during the pandemic: Everyone at a distance!

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Thuringia agreement tilts again: ramelow believes in himself

Thuringia agreement tilts again: ramelow believes in himself

Parts of the federal CDU criticize the Thuringia compromise. To vote for Ramelow would be fatal for the party. Nevertheless, he firmly expects to be elected.

Bodo Ramelow (left), Mario Voigt (CDU state vice president) and Wolfgang Tiefensee (SPD state president) Photo: Martin Schutt/dpa

Left-wing politician Bodo Ramelow remains convinced of his election as Thuringia’s prime minister despite the latest volte-face from the federal CDU. "I firmly believe that I will receive sufficient votes from the democratic groups in the first round of voting on March 4, without having to rely on AfD votes," Ramelow told the Thuringer Allgemeine newspaper. "I gained this certainty in many individual conversations I had with deputies from other democratic factions."

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Vegan dishes from oatmeal: porridge for body and soul.

Vegan dishes from oatmeal: porridge for body and soul.

It’s important to be good to others and to yourself during this time. Our columnist does just that with three recipes for the immune system.

Delicious, healthy and very popular with some: oatmeal Photo: Agami/T. Douma/imago-images

My dear readers, I hope you are well and healthy! The past few weeks have certainly been some of the most emotional and difficult most of us have ever experienced. This makes it all the more important to be good to others and to yourself during this time.

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Flooding in india: assam is under water

Flooding in india: assam is under water

In India, it is raining non-stop. Thousands of villages are already flooded. This makes the fight against Corona more difficult.

Residents of a village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar make their way through the floodwater Photo: DPA

Staff members of the Kaziranga National Park in northeastern India sit and stand in two canoes. Between the boats, a large gray hump rises out of the water. The men can no longer recover the stray armored rhino alive. "Since the first week of June, we haven’t had a break. One tidal wave chases the next," says the reserve’s director, P. Sivakumar. More than 120 wild animals have perished in the national park so far, including at least ten belonging to the endangered rhino species.

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Power struggle over ebola surveillance in congo: health minister resigns

Power struggle over ebola surveillance in congo: health minister resigns

Ebola has recently been deemed a global threat. Now Congo’s Health Minister Ilunga is resigning. The reason is a new vaccine against the virus.

A child is vaccinated against Ebola in Goma Photo: reuters

Congo’s Health Minister Oly Ilunga has resigned – just days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola crisis a global threat. The resignation was apparently prompted by a dispute between Health Minister Ilunga and Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi. The latter had appointed a new team on Saturday, which is now to coordinate measures against the deadly virus.

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Summer series grobstadtrevier (4): brandenburg is pissed off

Summer series grobstadtrevier (4): brandenburg is pissed off

Conservationists and farmers argue about the right way to deal with beavers – for example, about when the rodent can be shot.

Builds fewer castles than thought: beaver in Brandenburg. Photo: dpa

Suddenly, Burghard Sell stops. Carefully, he bends a bramble vine aside and points to the bank sloping steeply down to the Nuthe. "Now don’t take another wrong step, or you’ll be up to your belly in Beaver’s living room." Startled, the untrained eye scans the ground and sees nothing but nettles, thorns and a withered elder bush – nothing.

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Racism on buses and trains: the silence after the standard sentence

Racism on buses and trains: the silence after the standard sentence

Again and again, passengers are racially insulted by public transport employees. Companies rely on the narrative of the individual case.

Non-white Deutsche Bahn customers in particular receive second-class treatment Photo: Thomas Rabsch/laif

He actually just wanted to get from A to B. Benjamin Vorholter, 34, an editor with the German Armed Forces Reserves Association, was sitting on the RB26 regional train on his way to Cologne Central Station in mid-January when he overheard an argument between a group of young black men and a train attendant. The passengers do not have a ticket, and between Bonn and Cologne they are asked to leave the train.

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Rape scandal in france: he merely asked for “pardon”.

Rape scandal in france: he merely asked for “pardon”.

A rape scandal is rocking French figure skating. Former world-class pairs skater Sarah Abitbol makes serious accusations.

Sarah Abitbol in Paris at the end of January Photo: Celine Villegas/imago

With her book "Un si long silence" ("A silence so long"), former French figure skater Sarah Abitbol has caused a scandal that is not only shaking the sports world. Only the worldwide #MeToo campaign has allowed the ex-pair skater, who now lives in the U.S., to go public. In her book, published at the end of January, the now 54-year-old accuses her former coach Gilles Beyer of raping her when she was 15 years old.

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Von der leyen’s new eu commission: slightly plucked

Von der leyen’s new eu commission: slightly plucked

The new, confirmed EU Commission is not quite as female as planned. Men will continue to pull the strings in Brussels, for example in climate policy.

Not everything went as planned: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Photo: Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa

More feminine, greener and more powerful: This is what the new EU Commission, with which Ursula von der Leyen is starting out in Brussels, was supposed to look like. But when the team confirmed by the EU Parliament on Wednesday begins its work on December 1, four weeks late, some things will be different than planned. Von der Leyen had to cut back.

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