The encounter had been postponed as a result of the corona pandemic
The encounter had been postponed as a result of the corona pandemic
The Martensmarkt planned for November in Schwerin has been canceled. The applicable corona distance and hygiene rules cannot be adhered to at the festival, as the city announced on Thursday. The Martensmarkt was originally planned from November 6th to 8th. It traditionally begins with the arrival of the Lübeck Martensmann, who pours a barrel of red wine to the visitors. The festival connects a custom from the Middle Ages between the cities of Lübeck and Schwerin.
The state capital also announced that it would suspend the World Heritage Conference this year, as some of the speakers were to come from abroad. An invitation to honor volunteers should therefore also be dispensed with this year. An invitation to tender for a prize for integration and humanity is said to be postponed to the coming year.
In a three-year project to avoid antibiotic resistance, doctors in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have prescribed significantly fewer of the highly effective drugs. In the project "Resist" for example, the prescription for upper respiratory diseases has been reduced from 19 percent to 15 percent, the Association of Substitute Funds announced on Thursday in Schwerin. The upper respiratory tract diseases included, for example, inflammation of the tonsils, paranasal sinuses and frontal sinuses. For infections of the lower respiratory tract, such as bronchitis, the value has been reduced from 58 percent to 38 percent.
In addition, in the worst-case scenario, antibiotics with a narrower effect were used instead of broad-spectrum active ingredients. According to scientists, if antibiotics are used too generously, they lose their effectiveness because germs become resistant to them.
According to project manager Attila Altiner, director of the Institute for General Medicine at the Rostock University Medical Center, it has been shown that good communication between doctor and patient can lead to measurably better medicine. In this case, that means that if doctors wanted to find a decision together with the patient, fewer antibiotics would be prescribed.
According to the information, the substitute health insurance project took place in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony, Saarland and the NRW regions of North Rhine and Westphalia-Lippe since mid-2017. Around 2,460 general practitioners and specialists took part, 155 of them in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
In Schwerin, a father tore their child away from his partner and disappeared with the baby. The Rostock police headquarters announced on Friday that the man was being searched Europe-wide with an arrest warrant. According to the information, the act was already a few days ago: It was reportedly last Saturday afternoon in the Green Valley, a park in the prefabricated building area "Big Dreesch", played. Because the man has not yet been caught and there is no contact with the child, the police now asked the public for help. She posted photos of the man and the baby.
The corona-related restrictions in teaching at the universities and colleges of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have no negative financial consequences for students with student loans. In an urgent procedure, the state parliament extended the standard period of study by one semester. Just two days after it was introduced, on Friday parliament passed the necessary amendment to the law without debating it again.
This means that affected students can receive student loans for half a year longer, as this state financial aid is only paid for the respective standard period of study. A separate application for an extension of the deadline including a detailed justification is no longer necessary.
"This is very good news for the students at our universities"said Education Minister Bettina Martin (SPD).argumentative essay about sports The corona-related restrictions in the 2020 summer semester would have led to uncertainties among Bafög recipients. "With the flat-rate extension of the standard period of study, you now have the security you need to complete your studies without financial worries"said the minister. The extension of the standard period of study is an important step that also saves bureaucracy for students and student unions.
To contain the corona pandemic, universities and colleges in the country switched their teaching activities from face-to-face to online events in March. Libraries remained closed, consultations were barely possible, and examination procedures were changed. This should not result in any disadvantages for students, Martin had justified the temporary amendment to the University Act. The state took action because a nationwide uniform solution had not been found.
If there are also corona-related study delays in the winter semester 2020/2021, the standard period of study in the northeast can be extended by a further semester by ordinance.
In order to cover the constantly rising care costs, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Minister of Social Affairs Stefanie Drese (SPD) considers an increase in the care insurance contributions to be inevitable. This is the only way to slow the upward spiral in the personal contributions for those in need of care, she said on Friday in the state parliament in Schwerin. "I quite clearly take the view that the care costs have to be distributed over significantly more shoulders and therefore have to be more solidarity."
Future-proof care with sufficient and fairly paid caregivers, good accommodation and care costs more money than was previously available, explained Drese. Its aim is that residents of nursing homes will still pay a significantly reduced, capped amount in the future and thus be able to lead a self-determined life even in old age. Cost increases of several hundred euros within a year had recently rekindled the nationwide discussion about the affordability of nursing home places.
The up to 100 additional positions made available in day care centers for voluntary social work (FSJ) due to the corona pandemic are in high demand. Of these, 65 to 70 places can probably be filled from October, as the Ministry of Social Affairs in Schwerin announced on request. "I am extremely pleased with this high number in such a short time" said Minister of Social Affairs Stefanie Drese (SPD). This would give some daycare centers in the country short-term personal support.
"The daycare centers have been guaranteeing regular operation under corona conditions for weeks. Due to the hygiene and protective requirements, they have an increased need for personnel, which can be met, for example, by using volunteers", explained the minister about her idea, which she announced around a month ago.
According to the ministry, MV is providing up to 550,000 euros for this. The up to 100 additional positions will therefore be subsidized in the 2020/2021 FSJ year. According to the information, the federal state pays 535 euros per month for each additional position, and the institution responsible for the facility pays 200 euros. How many people in total do a FSJ in daycare centers across the country is not recorded statistically.
The district of Vorpommern-Greifswald was selected as one of seven smart rural regions in Germany in a nationwide competition. In the next four years he can expect up to one million euros from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture for the implementation of digital ideas.
As the Ministry of Agriculture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania announced on Thursday, the district has dealt with the project "Equal opportunities through digitization and participation" prevailed in a two-stage selection process from 68 and then 22 districts. The two nominated project ideas develop digital services for daycare centers and volunteer work.
The seven model regions are scientifically supervised by the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) Kaiserslautern. All smart rural regions should work together from the start.
A student at the Schwerin Peace School tested positive for the corona virus. According to the investigations of the state capital’s health department, there are no contact persons in the school environment or in the class of the student, as the city administration announced on Friday evening. Contact persons from the family environment are currently being tested. There would be no consequences for the operation of the primary school. According to the information, there had been isolated corona cases among travelers returning to Schwerin in recent weeks.
German fishermen in the Baltic Sea will be able to catch significantly less herring in the coming year. The permitted catch for western herring will be reduced again in 2021, according to an agreement reached by the EU fisheries ministers on Tuesday night in Luxembourg. Environmentalists reacted positively surprised to the ministers’ agreement.
"We have struck a good balance with the decisions"said Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU). "The fish stocks need to recover. At the same time, it is important to enable sustainable management on the basis of the scientific data." Because the economic existence of many families on the coasts depends on fishing and fishing tourism. Klöckner is currently leading negotiations with the other states because Germany will hold the EU Council Presidency until the end of the year.
In the case of western herring, which is particularly important for German fishermen, the ministerial agreement now provides for a cut of 50 percent, whereas in the case of western cod a slight increase of five percent. Recreational cod fishermen should still be able to pull five specimens out of the water a day. From mid-May to mid-August there should only be two. In the eastern Baltic Sea cod may still not be targeted for fishing. There will be a slight increase in the coming year in the catch quota for plaice (plus five percent) and sprat (plus six percent).
The EU fisheries ministers set the so-called total allowable catches every year. The EU Commission makes proposals based on scientific recommendations in which the condition of individual stocks is examined. The total catches are then distributed among the EU states as national quotas. If the quota allowed in a quota has been exhausted, the respective country may temporarily no longer catch fish there.
The WWF assessed the agreement as largely positive. The balance between recovery of fish stocks and income security for the fishermen is said "Surprisingly achieved in large parts"said Stella Nemecky, fisheries policy expert at the environmental protection organization. The results are overall worse than the proposals of the EU Commission, "but it could have been worse". "It appears that the ministers have recognized the gravity of the situation." However, Nemecky criticized the fact that no catch was decided on for western herring.
The police in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are still looking for a 29-year-old man who kidnapped a baby in Schwerin and is said to have gone into hiding with him. As a police spokeswoman said on Monday, the search has so far been unsuccessful despite a public manhunt with several pictures of those involved. The investigators had received several clues that are still being investigated. The father had snatched the child from the woman, who had sole custody of the baby, on September 19 in a park in the Grosser Dreesch residential area and fled, it said.
At first there was still the hope that he would bring the baby back. When that did not happen and no other contact was made, a public manhunt was announced together with the judiciary. Since Friday, the perpetrator has been searched for across Europe by means of an arrest warrant. The mug shots show a bearded man and the several months old child.
In an open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), the federal and state parliamentary factions of the Left have appealed for the federal government to quickly help the troubled MV shipyards with around 3,000 jobs. "Time is running out, the industrial core of the country and with it many jobs are at stake", said the chairman of the parliamentary group of the left in Schwerin, Simone Oldenburg, on Wednesday. Together with the suppliers, it is a total of 16,000 jobs. "Everything must be done so that the shipyards can come under the federal rescue package. That has to be a matter for the boss."
The MV shipyards with locations in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund should actually be under the federal corona rescue package at the beginning of October. According to reports, that is how long the shipyards’ liquid assets will last. However, reports that are supposed to certify the future viability of the shipbuilding companies belonging to the Asian Genting Group are still pending. According to Economics Minister Harry Glawe (CDU), long-term financing of the MV shipyards under the federal rescue package should now be achieved by the end of the year. The minister also sees the federal government as being responsible for the interim financing that is required.
The volleyball players of SSC Palmberg Schwerin remain undefeated this season. The team of coach Felix Koslowski decided the Bundesliga catch-up game at NawaRo Straubing with 3: 2 (25:18, 23:25, 20:25, 25:23, 15:13) and maintained the lead in the standings. The decision was made on Saturday evening in front of 50 spectators after 124 minutes of play in the tie-break. After four games, the Mecklenburg women have ten points on their account, with SC Potsdam one point back to second.
After a sovereign start, the German record champions struggled with winning the set and a clear 20:14 lead in the second section and had to fear for victory until the last rally. The hosts fended off three match points in the tie-break.
The best player in Koslowski’s team was American Taylor Agost, who was in the starting line-up for the first time and scored 20 points. Middle blocker Marie Schölzel contributed 16 points to the fourth win of the season. The meeting had been postponed as a result of the corona pandemic.
From undeclared work on the construction site to hemp plants on the horse farm: the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania public prosecutor’s offices collected around ten million euros last year, which had been obtained from criminal offenses. In around 1300 cases, it was more than 9.7 million euros in 2019, as Justice Minister Katy Hoffmeister (CDU) announced on Friday in Schwerin. In 2018 there were around 982 cases with a volume of seven million euros.
"Crime must not be worthwhile. This also applies to the confiscation of objects and assets that perpetrators have obtained from criminal acts"said Hoffmeister.