Lexmark exits inkjet printers: 1700 jobs gone

Development will be discontinued by the end of next year, and production of consumables such as ink cartridges will cease at the end of 2015. It was not an easy decision, but a necessary one, explained lexmark chief executive paul rooke on tuesday. The company had already decided to exit the inkjet business with private customers, but now it is also discontinuing business customer machines. Lexmark promised customers, however, to ensure service and ink supply.

For years, there has been a fierce price war for inkjet machines. Many manufacturers earn only on the ink. In addition, demand for printers is slowing down. Hewlett-packard, a major rival, recently had to report a real slump: it sold 23 percent fewer printers in the quarter than in the same period the previous year. Private customers in particular are holding back.



Coburg: Aggression in road traffic

On sunday, shortly after midnight, several young people who were in the mcdonalds parking lot on neustadter strabe reported a near-collision. This was caused by the reckless driving of an 18-year-old man.

When the group tried to confront the traffic hooligan, he tried to escape, injuring a 19-year-old man on the hand. The rearview mirror of the car touched this one. When the patrol arrived, the officers found that the accused were two men who had often attracted the attention of the police because of their risky driving and had been checked.




As it turned out during the investigation, about half an hour before, the driver's buddy had been at the wheel of the VW and had injured a 19-year-old man's leg when he tried to stop and confront him. He had simply approached the man.

miracle mare and kruezi time-out

Second teams are considered to be miraculous. The lineup may change depending on the date of the first team’s game. Today, both WFV teams play in parallel. "In this respect, a real second team will probably be in action," suspects kitzingen coach wolfgang schneider. He sees his team in a slight favorite role, even if ahmed bakare can not play with a fractured clavicle and simon pauly’s use is questionable because of a flesh wound at the fub.



It was a good start to the season for TSV abtswind, even though coach jochen seuling says it was a bumpy start. What stuck in his craw was the physical play of the up-and-coming team, which had improved as the season progressed. The upper franconians lost their last four games and conceded 2:14 (!) hit. For comparison: abtswind won four games with 12:2 goals in this period. "We’ll put together a team that can hold its own there, even though the personnel worries are becoming more and more serious," reports seuling.

Marco reus remains loyal to borussia dortmund

Marco reus remains loyal to borussia dortmund in the long term. The international soccer player has prematurely extended his contract with the current third-placed team in the bundesliga until the age of 30. June 2023 verlangert, the BVB announced. The previous contract of the 28-year-old would have expired in 2019.

"I’ve been wearing the borussia jersey since 2012. I am happy and proud to announce today that I will continue to wear it. Dortmund is my home, BVB is my club!", reus explained in a club statement. Earlier this afternoon, the offensive player had signed his new employment contract. "From the bottom of my heart, i wanted to set a clear sign for the future with this signing," said reus.



authorities exonerate hsv pro jatta: passport genuine

In the turmoil surrounding bakery jatta from hamburger SV, there are signs of a possible turnaround. Two days before the cup match of the fubball-second league team the doubts about the identity of the offensive player have decreased.

The bremen interior department informed the "hamburger abendblatt" about details of jatta’s entry into the country. The gambian arrived in germany in the summer of 2015 without a valid passport. After that he is said to have applied for a passport in his home country, which was sent to germany by mail. This bears the date of issue 27. January 2016.

The authenticity of the document, which also states jatta’s date of birth (6. June 1998) is confirmed, according to the "abendblatt" has been checked by the bremen migration office. The honorary consulate general of the republic of gambia in poland has confirmed the issuance of the new passport at the request of the migration office, said the spokeswoman of the interior department. A mistake is therefore considered unlikely. Doubts about jatta’s identity were reported last wednesday by the "sport bild" newspaper.




At the end of 2016, the water association renewed the water pipeline in the street "am wiesengrund". The road was also to be rebuilt, but 80 percent of the cost would have been passed on to residents. Resistance was voiced by residents, some of whom had to pay unjustifiably high costs, as one applicant in the kleinsendelbach community pointed out.
The road construction work that had been started had led to a high degree of damage to the road. Since no legal decision has yet been made on how to proceed with the trenching fee rates, the municipality has also not pursued the new construction any further.
The pipe trenches in the street were provisionally closed with coarse asphalt and the curbs and sidewalks, which had been damaged by the construction, were only sloppily repaired, according to the application. For the next winter, there was a threat of considerable damage to individual sections of the road, which was why the road had to be restored to a proper condition.
The residents are not prepared to be satisfied with the destroyed road in the long term. Therefore, the citizens expect that the remaining work will be done to restore the road, at least the road should look similar to what it looked like before the work was done. The necessary work should be done before the onset of winter.
"We can’t commission anything until we know what will be financed, armin fuchs (UWG) made this clear. The municipality had not received any money from the special-purpose association and was therefore not able to call on any money, as mayor gertrud werner (UWG) made clear.
The village community (DG) suggested that a priority be given to this area so that the citizens would not feel forgotten. Fuchs said that this priority existed anyway. Eva-maria regenfus (UWG) said that for the further procedure one must wait for the legal decision.
The council could not agree with the statement that the condition of the road was worse than before. When things got worse, the strabe could be provisionally rehabilitated. "Then we’ll put up a sign with a speed limit of 10", mayor werner said. Map

Eu budget dispute: weber sharply criticizes hungary and poland

After threatening to veto the recently agreed EU budget package, CSU member of the european parliament manfred weber is sharply critical of hungary and poland.

The threat is "a bit hollow", said the group leader of the european people's party (EPP) on bavarian radio on friday. "Now it's a matter of keeping our nerve."European minister of state michael roth (SPD) also warned against a blockade. Hungary in particular has openly threatened to do so.

The budget package includes around 1.1 billion euros for the next seven years plus an additional 750 billion euros in corona economic aid. Hungary and poland oppose a new clause that would allow EU funds to be cut in the event of certain violations of the rule of law. Both countries could be affected.

soccer em 2024: better report card for german bid

Germany’s bid to host the 2024 european soccer championships has won on points against turkey and is entering the eagerly awaited awarding of the tournament with a wind of change in its sails.

Six days before the host was chosen, UEFA gave the german soccer federation better marks than its only competitor in several categories in its bid evaluation report. The human rights situation in turkey in particular is viewed very critically by the european fubball union.

In the 44-page paper on the bid to host the european championships in six years, the continental federation attested to the DFB’s "inspiring, creative and very professional vision". "The report shows that we have taken our work seriously over the past few months and that UEFA is honoring our strong efforts," said german european championship ambassador philipp lahm on friday. "That’s why we’re continuing in the same way and emphasizing the transparency and sustainability of our bid," explained the DFB’s honorary match leader.

Frauke petry resigns from the afd - husband pretzell follows her

Party leader frauke petry to leave the afd. "It is clear that this step will be taken", she said on tuesday in dresden, but without naming an exact time. Also the question whether she wanted to found a new party, she loved unanswered.

She had already resigned from her post as party leader in the saxon state parliament, together with parliamentary managing director uwe wurlitzer and deputy party leader kirsten muster. With "expiration of today" all three also resigned from the parliamentary group, but continued to retain their mandates as individual deputies, it was said.

The reason given was fundamental differences of opinion with parts of the party, which made it impossible for them to continue their work in the parliamentary group. After her election to the bundestag, petry had already announced in berlin on monday that she would not be joining the afd faction there either. The 42-year-old had won a direct mandate in saxony in the federal election on sunday.

The guards in the school buses

There had already been a boy for whom the ten warnings had no effect, according to sophia and the two julias. When the three young women in their "frocks, warning vests are meant, perform, you have the say. Sophia gunther from schirnsdorf, julia herrmann from schweinbach and julia habich from pommersfelden are school bus attendants at muhlhausen middle school. A responsibility the madels are well aware of.

Difficult fourth-graders
Problems with schoolchildren are actually the exceptions, says julia herrmann. And if they do, it's the small ones who don't follow their instructions. Because the school bus attendants travel on various buses in which elementary school students are also transported. "It's mainly the fourth-graders who don't listen to us", the three say as if from the same mouth.

Then you just have to find a compromise, says julia herrmann. When schoolchildren are sometimes "offended as sophia gunther tells us, that's probably the least of the problems. "Some also react aggressively.", she says. And the trio remembers that some time ago there was a boy for whom even ten warnings did not help.