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Arbitrators expect difficult summer of flights

Arbitrators expect difficult summer of flights

Delays, cancellations, lost luggage: such problems plagued passengers again this year.

The industry is expecting a difficult summer – and the responsible body thousands of complaints. "It is to be expected that there will be irregularities again in the 2019 summer flight schedule, which will give the arbitration board a lot of work," heinz klewe, the managing director of the arbitration board for public passenger transport (sop), told the deutsche presse agency.

Lufthansa wants to prevent a repeat of last year’s chaos summer with additional employees, aircraft and spare parts. Before the hamburger air traffic summit on thursday (28. March) europe’s major aviation group sees itself well positioned. Board member detlef kayser, however, has demands to make of the airport, the air traffic control organizations and, last but not least, the politicians.

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Forchheim woman still active in gymnastics at 90

Forchheim woman still active in gymnastics at 90

In january, the board of SV buckenhofen celebrated the 90th birthday of their long-time honorary member julie dittrich. Birthday congratulations. That alone might not be so remarkable in this day and age, when people are getting older and older. But the fact that julie, at the age of 90, still goes to her SVB gymnastics class every wednesday at 6 p.M. Impresses not only the congratulators from the board of directors. All the gymnasts in the wednesday group are also enthusiastic about their julie. "She is an example for all of us. We want to achieve that, too" , according to the unanimous opinion of julie’s 74- to 86-year-old colleagues. The oldest member of the active seniors’ group is also particularly appreciated for her constant good humor and the fact that she is always up for a joke. Julie dittrich also likes to take herself for a ride, laughing mischievously and saying wittily: "i don’t feel 90 either, but i’m not allowed to look in the mirror"." Even on this wednesday after her round birthday, julie still loves to go to her gymnastics class. When asked why she’s still there, she answers very quickly: "I don’t go out with people as much anymore, but I look forward to my wednesday. I’ve known everyone for such a long time, and it’s always a nice round. And I will also be picked up." Julie has been active in the SVB since shortly after the gymnastics groups were founded and was motivated to join by her sister gunda back in the 1970s. Since then she has been a regular member of the wednesday group. Together, the current 13 participants are 1029 years old and all of them still enjoy keeping mobile with ball, hoop and theraband. Keep it up, that’s great!

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Us open without german: kohlschreiber loses eighth final

Us open without german: kohlschreiber loses eighth final

Philipp kohlschreiber no longer wanted to sign autographs after his fifth unsuccessful run to the quarterfinals in new york.

The perennial US open round of 16 finalist threw his sweaty towel into the crowd and left the hot louis armstrong stadium after a 3-6, 2-6, 5-7 loss to japan’s kei nishikori. Kohlschreiber was the last of 16 german tennis pros to pack his bags before the decisive phase.

With a little distance, the 34-year-old bavarian took a more relaxed view of the defeat. "It was a great tournament, what can i reproach myself for?" Asked kohlschreiber. "I was actually always running behind, he was better in many respects."Only at the end did kohlschreiber really make the 2014 finalist sweat, but that was too little to make it into the last eight in what was already the eleventh round of a grand slam tournament for the second time after wimbledon 2012. "Eleven times heibt, almost once every year – that’s a good result," declared the old master and joked: "today i say: i’m still young, can work and improve many things about myself."