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One in five low-wage workers

One in five low-wage workers

In the german labor market, more than 20 percent of dependent employees continue to be paid so-called low wages.

In april of this year, 7.8 million men and women were paid less than 12.27 euros an hour, as reported by the federal statistical office on monday. That was 21 percent of all employees. According to the international definition, an hourly wage is considered low if it is less than two-thirds of the median wage in a country.

According to the federal office, the number of low-wage jobs has risen by around 250 since april 2018.000 sunk. This was due to the widespread short-time work during the corona crisis, whose recipients were not paid as well. Statisticians assume that recipients of low wages were more likely to be hit by short-time work than others.

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Funpark in thurnau: the holes will soon be put away here

Funpark in thurnau: the holes will soon be put away here

An artificial ice rink, an adventure mini golf course, a bouldering and games hall, and vacation apartments on a 6000-square-meter flat in thurnau? What sounds like a crazy idea becomes reality. Dieter and robert weiss, who already run the cafe and appartementhaus "moments at the schlossweiher, they are building a fun and relaxation park in the berndorfer strabe, not far from the highway, which should become an attraction and not only lure visitors from the region, as dieter weiss explains in the interview.

Mr. Weiss, the building application will be dealt with today, monday, in the meeting of the municipal council. How did you and your brother come up with the idea of building such an amusement park, which, with a surface area of 6000 square meters, is quite large??

We wanted to offer families a recreational opportunity that does not exist in this form in the region and that is something special. The location, not far from the freeway, is ingenious, and not only because of the good transport connections. The location is also top, because the football field and the swimming pool are in the immediate vicinity and complement our offer.

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Final stop alps: greipel climbs on the 18. Stage from the bike

Final stop alps: greipel climbs on the 18. stage from the bike

The pedal became heavy and heavier at the cormet de roselend, then andre greipel got off the bike and thus ended his probably last adventure at the 107. Tour de france. End of the line in the alps for the old star.

A last rough sprint on the champs-elysees remains denied to him. Three days before the final in paris nothing went for the 38-year-old. The high mountains and a further infection left greipel exhausted from the crash at the beginning of the tour.

He had already stayed within the time limit with his last strength on the konigsetappe the day before. "I’m not doing well. Anyone with common sense would go to bed," greipel told ARD television. And so it happened. In his tenth tour participation he had to give up prematurely for the second time. Whether he will compete again in the world’s most important cycling race? Probably not. "I assume that this will be my last tour," the 38-year-old said in an interview with the german press agency, quickly adding: "but that’s okay."