Millions of people in Germany get up later than usual

I.n the Corona crisis, millions of people in Germany obviously get up later than usual – and also take a shower later. The municipal utilities in several German municipalities observe corona-related changes in everyday life in their measurement data on electricity and water consumption. “In the mornings, our customers currently use electricity later than usual,” says a spokesman for Stadtwerke München. At lunchtime, electricity consumption rises in the Bavarian capital – Munich’s municipal utility companies suspect that more is being cooked at home.

At the Augsburg municipal works it is said that the increase in electricity consumption in the morning starts about an hour later than normal. The situation is similar in Leipzig: “The significant increase in electricity consumption in the morning starts a little later in Leipzig than before Corona,” says a spokesman for the Leipzig supply and transport company.

In addition, it is reasonable to assume that many people only shower after breakfast. “The morning delivery peak shifts by a good two hours,” says Hamburg Wasser. During the week, most of the water flows from the taps of the Hanseatic city between 7.45 a.m. and 8.15 a.m. – this peak consumption has shifted to the period between 9.30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Essener Stadtwerke is observing a similar change in the Ruhr area.

But there are regional differences that are difficult to explain: “You can see that the“ morning peak ”shifts on Monday from 7.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.,” says a spokeswoman for Dresdner Stadtwerke Drewag. “This means that people get up and shower early” – but the people of Dresden are still half an hour earlier than the Hamburgers.

It is obvious that many citizens can start the day later than before the start of the crisis, as a municipal utility company thinks. Whoever works at home saves time for the way to work. And when the children no longer have to go to school – or drive – they can have breakfast later.

Data situation not clear

However, the data situation is not clear. In some places, local public utilities do not observe a time shift in electricity consumption, for example in Münster, Westphalia. And in Würzburg or Nuremberg, morning electricity consumption increases more slowly than before the outbreak of the crisis, but not much later.

However, the measurement of consumption is not the same everywhere. Some municipal utilities do not record private and commercial consumption separately, for example in Bremen. And many municipalities have outsourced the management of their electricity grids and therefore do not have precise data on grid utilization during the day.

In any case, in Munich it is not only the municipal utilities who can get a comparatively precise picture of the life rhythm of the citizens in the Corona crisis. The municipal network operator M-Net has analyzed telephone and data traffic: Unsurprisingly, data traffic increased sharply in the morning. The landline phone, which was believed to be dead, is also experiencing a renaissance with a growth rate of 50 percent.

And when it comes to leisure activities, not only Netflix and YouTube benefit, but also the video game industry: “Gaming traffic increased by 50 percent compared to February and remains at this level,” says a spokesman. Some stressed parents may park their children in front of the Playstation.


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Corona crisis: Lok Leipzig breaks record attendance with 125,000 tickets

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Fourth division breaks record attendance with 125,000 tickets

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Lok Leipzig is fighting the economic consequences of the corona crisis

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The corona crisis brought football to a standstill. Lok Leipzig found a creative way to collect donations. For a virtual game, the club sold over 125,000 tickets and broke a real record from the club’s heyday.

Dhe load on René Müller’s shoulders must have been gigantic. Well over 100,000 fans held their breath when the goalkeeper from Lokomotive Leipzig came to the decisive penalty in the penalty shootout against Girondins Bordeaux. Müller nailed the ball into the corner and shot his team into the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

The semi-final against the French in 1987 went down as one of the most important games in Leipzig club history. Especially because 120,000 fans are said to have watched the game in the central stadium. Officially, only 73,000 spectators were allowed.

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The locomotive players Matthias Liebers (l) and Matthias Lindner celebrate the victory against Girondins Bordeaux

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33 years later, Lok is much less glamorous. The club fought its way back to the Regionalliga Nordost after a new foundation. There the Leipziger were second in the table until the outbreak of the Corona crisis hot candidates for promotion to the third division. But because of the pandemic, football is at a standstill, and the Northeast German Football Association has suspended play in its leagues “until further notice”. Lok also faces an uncertain future.

The regional league is doing everything it can to cushion the financial damage caused by the Corona crisis. A fundraiser causes a sensation. The club has been selling tickets for an imaginary game on May 8 against the “invisible opponent” for a good three and a half weeks at the price of one euro. The aim was to break the record of 1987. Leipzig had already sold 125,000 tickets on Easter Sunday, which means it had raised 125,000 euros.

The real stadium holds 10,900 spectators

“On behalf of the association, I would like to thank all supporters who have sent us donations from all over the world,” said Lok’s President Thomas Löwe. “It is great to see how the blue-yellow family holds together in these difficult times.” The campaign should continue.

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Leipzig has an average audience of 3225 in the current season

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The central stadium, which officially offered space for 100,000 spectators, was demolished in 2000. Lok is playing its home games at the Bruno Plache Stadium, which is approved for 10,900 spectators. In times of the Corona crisis, the club plays virtually on the Internet in front of over 120,000 fans.

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Ex-boyfriend arrested – woman died in Leipzig after brutal attack

Arrested the day after the crime

All hope was in vain, the victim of the brutal attack from the Leipzig Auenwald died on Friday of his serious injuries. The former partner of the 37-year-old was arrested on Thursday. An arrest warrant had been issued against the 30-year-old man on the grounds of suspicion of attempted murder and the dangerous bodily harm.

Wife had her baby with her

The man is said to have raided his former partner (37) on Wednesday (April 8) in the area of ​​the “New Line” in Leipzig’s Auwald forest and inflicted severe head injuries on her. He “at least accepted the death of his victim”.

Prosecutors and police are now investigating the suspicion that the murder was complete.

The accused was born in Afghanistan and is a German citizen. No further information, in particular on the alleged course of the crime and possible backgrounds for the crime, was given with reference to the ongoing investigation.

The woman also had her baby with her – luckily the baby was not injured in the attack. Witnesses told RTL that the victim was allegedly beaten down with a bottle of beer.


Coronavirus: Saxony wants to block quarantine refusers in psychiatric hospitals

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Saxony wants to block quarantine refusers in psychiatric hospitals

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Saxony's Minister of Social Affairs Petra Köpping (SPD) said in a statement that in individual cases coercion was necessary to enforce orders Saxony's Minister of Social Affairs Petra Köpping (SPD) said in a statement that in individual cases coercion was necessary to enforce orders

Saxony’s Minister of Social Affairs Petra Köpping (SPD) said in a statement that in individual cases coercion was necessary to enforce orders

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Anyone who has to be in quarantine in Saxony and does not abide by it now faces severe penalties. The federal state has cleared almost two dozen rooms in psychiatric clinics, where the unteachable should be guarded by the police.

Whe has refused to order home quarantine in Saxony and has been detained in a psychiatric clinic since Thursday. The reported the MDR citing an inquiry to the country’s Ministry of Social Affairs.

The state government has cleared a total of 22 rooms in the psychiatric clinics in Altscherbitz, Arnsdorf, Großschweidnitz and Rodewisch, in which any refusers should be fixed. The police should guard them.

“It is important for all of our health and life that people adhere to the quarantine orders of the health authorities,” the broadcaster quotes the country’s minister for social affairs, Petra Köpping (SPD).

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“If it should happen in individual cases that people oppose the orders, it is necessary to enforce the measures ordered by the health authorities. It is also possible to place these people in a closed part of a hospital with a judicial decision. ”

This advance is covered by Section 30 of the Infection Protection Act of the federal government. It states that whoever does not comply with the relevant orders or who, based on previous behavior, assumes that he will not comply with them, must “be separated out by being placed in a closed hospital or in a closed part of a hospital”.

“Only the absolute Ultima Ratio”

The Leipzig Green Party politician and lawyer Jürgen Kasek also speaks to the MDR in favor of this measure, but with reservations: “And very important, that must be proportionate.”

The compulsory stipulation is a “very strong fundamental rights measure”: “Therefore, it can only be the absolute ultima ratio if all other possibilities have been exhausted.”

According to the station, several thousand people have been sent to domestic quarantine in Saxony, including 3300 in Dresden and 2100 in Leipzig.


Leipzig: Man (57) seriously injured after gunshots – major police operation – Leipzig

Leipzig – Heavily armed police officers secure the railway road, while other officials are on the track of the alleged crime scene. Major police operation on Thursday afternoon!

“According to witnesses, shots were fired in the corner of Hermann-Liebmann-Strasse around 3:40 pm,” a police spokeswoman told BILD. But when the officials arrive a little later, they find nothing.

An hour later, a 57-year-old Serb is suddenly discovered about 100 meters away from the alleged crime scene with injuries in the neck area. He was taken to the hospital. It is still unclear whether his injuries are related to the reported shots. The man could not be heard until Friday morning.

The police had initially reported that the injured was a 47-year-old. This information was corrected on Friday morning.

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Riot police and the Kripo forces secured traces until late at night, dogs searched for projectiles. The police also checked connections with a shootout in the immediate vicinity of Eisenbahnstrasse last week.

At the beginning of November 2018, a no-weapons zone was set up around Eisenbahnstraße, which had hit the headlines because of rock crime, among other things. Since then, no knives, hammers, axes, truncheons, irritant gas or shock pistols have been carried there. The police are allowed to check regardless of suspicion. tpa

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Maxi Rodríguez recalled Mexico’s goal in the 2006 World Cup

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Argentines Maxi Rodríguez Y Juan Pablo Sorín they had an entertaining social media chat that led them to remember the annotation that made the first to Mexico in the World Cup Germany 2006 and that meant the passage from Albiceleste to the Quarter Finals.

Sorín, who led the conversation, was the one who first remembered the score that was given at the Leipzig stadium on June 24, 2006, since it was he who assisted Maxi to score a goal that remained engraved in the imaginary of both Argentines as well as Mexicans.

Juanpi recalled that he was not a player characterized by having a sublime touch or a great punch, but the moment he saw Rodríguez he was encouraged to send him the ball so that he could make an authentic work of art that he remembered as follows:

“They are things that happen at the moment, I always say it when they ask me. I yelled at you so much that you sent it to me. When the ball comes I wanted to accommodate it for the right, but as I see that the defender was going to close that shot, he came out When I stop her on the chest, I splice her and see that she is going to get into it is impressive. If I kick 10 million times more it can end up on the rostrum or the archer can get it out for you. “

Argentina would advance to the Quarters at the cost of an opponent that complicated him at all times, although in that round they would be eliminated by Germany in the penalty round, while Mexico returned home.


Police have to enforce rules again and again

Despite the spring weather, people in Germany largely followed the current regulations – but there were always exceptions. The police intervened repeatedly.

No major spring excursions and at least 1.5 meters away: the corona rules are in at the weekend Germany largely followed. But there were also violations, especially on sunny Saturday, as various police reports show. So had to Berlin several crowds of people are dissolved.

Empty city centers, only a few excursionists on mountains and lakes – that is what it often looked like Bavaria out. The police reported operations in almost all government districts because the restrictions were violated. In Upper Bavaria alone, the police went out more than 150 times because no distance was kept or barbecues were held. “It was absolutely amazing,” said a spokesman.

In Saarbrucken According to the police, many people on the banks of the Saar behaved as if there were no restrictions. “Altogether 150 to 200 people had to be asked to leave the location and go apart at the same time,” said a spokesman. In Salzgitter in Lower Saxony the police were busy keeping people apart in parks and lakes. At times, the emergency services counted 200 people at the Salzgittersee.

In Leipzig The police broke up a family celebration in a garage and a gathering of 85 people in a park. in the resin The police encountered numerous day trippers, although tourist trips after Saxony-Anhalt are actually prohibited. Basically, in most federal states, you can only travel alone or in pairs. Exceptions apply to families and residents of a shared apartment.


Ridesharing: Clevershuttle starts in the Rhineland

Berlin In the autumn of last year, Clevershuttle was looking for a retreat: The ridesharing service announced that it would withdraw its vehicles from Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart and discontinue the driver service. The reason given was ruinous competition and problems with the local authorities. A lack of money was suspected in the mobility industry.

This Thursday Clevershuttle officially starts in Düsseldorf and Cologne. More cities are to follow soon. And with Mitsui, the business model may soon be exported to Japan.

However, the plans are currently being held back by the corona crisis. Pooling is discontinued, cash payments are temporarily abolished. Clevershuttle now drives like a rental car service for individual customers, the advantages of sharing with multiple passengers are no longer valid. That of course costs profitability.

But Clevershuttle hopes to return to normal at some point. Corona does not question the business model, it says.

In Düsseldorf, a public start with 100 vehicles was actually planned for Thursday. Covid-19 stopped the project. Now the sharing service simply goes into regular operation, this time in cooperation with the municipal utility company.

The Clevershuttle driver service can be booked using the app. It is a combination of rental car and shared taxi. When entering the start and finish, the battery or, in some cities, hydrogen-powered vehicles pick up their passengers at the next corner or at home. Travelers with a similar route share a vehicle.

Optimal conditions in Leipzig

The Deutsche Bahn wants to make it easier for travelers to make connecting journeys to and from the train station, which is why it started three years ago with the start-up Clevershuttle.

The sharing service finds optimal conditions in Leipzig. The depot is located directly at the main train station in the middle of the city. 70 vehicles are in use, 238 full-time or part-time drivers, almost the entire city area is covered. The routes are easy to optimize, the pooling rate is 65 percent, and 4,200 guests were carried on the peak day in mid-December, the company says.

Bruno Ginnuth, founder and managing director of Clevershuttle, reports that Leipzig has been the first location to be operationally profitable since November. This calculation takes into account vehicle costs, loading yard, personnel and disposition.

Clevershuttle has founded a separate GmbH for each location. Leipzig “we see as a key moment in order to further expand our position as the leading ride pooling provider in Germany,” Ginnuth told Handelsblatt.

Apparently, customers have also changed. In the beginning, it was primarily “young, digital-savvy customers”. Today the audience is “mixed”. Ridepooling, says Ginnuth, “has arrived in the middle of society”.

Difficult starting point in Cologne

In Cologne, where Clevershuttle also wants to start soon, the situation is somewhat more difficult. The permit has been granted, but it is almost impossible to find parking and charging facilities near the main train station. The Leipzig model cannot be easily transferred to other locations and without compromises.

Clevershuttle drivers must return to the operating location after each tour. Ridepooling is treated like a rental car service under the Passenger Transport Act. The American driver service failed because of the strict rules of this law About.

In the meantime, this also appears in Germany as a rental car provider. Ridesharing services such as Clevershuttle operate with local exemptions based on a so-called experimental clause.

The Federal Government is currently revising the Passenger Transport Act. However, no results are expected before the end of the year. On the one hand, the rules should be geared towards the new digital mobility offers such as sharing, on the other hand, they should not destroy the basis of the classic taxi business.

The Japanese conglomerate Mitsui joined Clevershuttle in October with fresh money. The amount of the investments was not mentioned. Since then, the Japanese have held twelve percent of the shares, as have the three founders of Clevershuttle.

In addition to Ginnuth, these are Jan Hofmann and Slava Tschurilin. Deutsche Bahn has been the majority shareholder of the start-up founded in 2014 with 76 percent.
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Police warn of alleged coronavirus testers

I.According to the police, alleged corona testers have appeared near Leipzig. A 58-year-old man was called on Monday night from a suppressed number, the police said on Wednesday. He had been informed that an acquaintance of his with a corona disease was in the hospital. A team would be sent to his home as soon as possible to test him for a possible corona infection.

In the early Tuesday morning, two men unknown to the 58-year-old rang the bell in protective suits and protective masks and apparently took a throat swab, the evaluation of which would take about five hours. He later received a call saying that the test was negative. When the man inquired at the health authority in Leipzig whether the test had been ordered from there, the answer was no. The police assume that the unknown “corona testers” were planning to steal valuables.

Police and health department of the district of Leipzig pointed out that the health authority offers in exceptional cases the possibility to come home for tests with physically impaired people. The employees of the health department would identify themselves to everyone concerned and would not show up at night at home.

According to police, there were calls in Bitburg in which strangers pretended to be doctors from health authorities or hospitals. They claimed that the called parties were classified as high-risk patients and urgently needed to be tested at home. For this, a fee of 200 euros is due, which must be paid on the spot. It was not disclosed whether the perpetrators were successful.

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According to the police, this is apparently another variant of the widespread fraudulent calls that target perpetrators, particularly the elderly. They often pretend to be police officers or alleged relatives in financial emergency to get cash or valuables.

According to the police, there are now also varieties in which the corona virus plays a role. Investigators in Warendorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, reported on Wednesday that callers pretended to be relatives who were in a hospital due to a corona infection and urgently needed money for expensive medication.