Consequence of the digital boom: electronic parts are in short supply

Consequence of the digital boom: electronic parts are in short supply

The omnipresent digital boom has had an unpleasant side effect for the industry: this year, semiconductors and other electronic components are in shorter supply than they have been for a long time.

According to industry sources, there have been shortages of omni-channel components such as capacitors and resistors for the first time in recent months. “Car manufacturers and the automation industry were the hardest hit,” said christoph stoppok, executive director of the electronic components and systems (ECEI) trade association. Electronica, the industry’s leading international trade show with more than 3,000 exhibitors, begins this tuesday in munich.

Ex-jpmorgan bankers alleged to have covered up speculation debacle

ex-jpmorgan bankers alleged to have covered up speculation debacle

Manhattan federal prosecutors accuse the men of covering up problems last year. On wednesday, they were indicted in new york district court on charges of falsifying documents and subsequently defrauding the bank’s shareholders.

The two men worked in the jpmorgan office in london. Bruno iksil, who became known as “london wal”, was also employed here. He got this nickname because of his gigantic financial bets that moved the entire market, but ultimately failed. The gambling led not only to a financial loss of 6.2 billion dollars, but also to a loss of reputation for the largest US bank. Iksil himself cooperates with investigators and is not prosecuted.

With praise and prizes in the beautiful paradeis

With praise and prizes in the beautiful paradeis

A contrast to the commercial side of christmas markets are cultural events such as the french christmas, which the team of the kirchenburgmuseum monchsondheim and the evangelische kirchengemeinde have been organizing for years in the village church.

After the prelude song of the trombone choir with its leader katharina kohr, the dean ivo huber of markt einersheim buried the audience in the fully occupied village church and invited the audience to be captured by the hallelujah of the singers and musicians. The trombone choir played traditional pieces such as “vom himmel hoch da komm ich her” and from the balcony the musicians sang the pre-christmas glitter, which was also expressed in the song “willkommen herre christ”.

Kulmbach’s last tribune died 70 years ago

Kulmbach's last tribune died 70 years ago

Only the early federal republic could produce someone like him. A politician who, once he had talked himself into a frenzy, didn’t like to stand on the grass. Schonauer could be unrestrainedly populist. In his polemic, he recalls kurt schumacher, the first SPD party leader after the war, the bilious herbert wehner, whose interjections in the bundestag are often executions of political opponents, and the young helmut schmidt with his famous “schmidt muzzle.

But schonauer is not a mere hairdresser. Behind his massive stature hides a sensitive human being. Marianne friedrich from marktleugast, whose grandparents lived next to the schonauer family in weiher – next to the ohnemuller inn – remembers “uncle fritz as an always lovable person and a caring father of the three children elsbeth, marianne and herbert.

China’s economy “languishes

China's economy 'languishes

The poor economic data on friday depressed chinese stock markets, demonstrating the challenges facing the second-largest economy ahead of the chinese leadership’s annual economic conference next week in beijing.

At 8.1 percent year-on-year, retail growth fell to its lowest level in 15 years, according to the news agency bloomberg. Industrial production also grew by only 5.4 percent – the slowest rate in ten years. This allowed the economic growth at the end of the year to fall below the 6.5 percent in the third quarter.

“Disaster event on the railroads”: fierce criticism of db board and federal ministry of transport

Many delays, technical problems and too little money: in view of the numerous construction sites at deutsche bahn, the management of the state-owned company is coming under heavy fire. “This has become one big catastrophic event”, grumbled railroad supervisory board member klaus-dieter hommel, who is also vice chairman of the railroad and transport union (EVG). “If deutsche bahn were a car manufacturer, the steering wheels would be mounted on the back and the wheels on top, hommel told the “welt am sonntag” newspaper ( wams ).

Employees have lost hope

Vice chairman of the supervisory board and EVG head alexander kirchner warned of growing frustration among employees. “Quite a few people think: it’s not going to get any better anyway. Many colleagues have lost hope”, kirchner told the redaktionsnetzwerk deutschland (saturday). “Colleagues on trains and in train stations are directly confronted with passengers’ anger about delays. They constantly have to justify themselves for problems that they neither caused nor can prevent.”

Circle is to bleed in many ways

The habberge local action group (LAG) has set itself the goal of developing the district. The “blooming county of habberge” project, the mobility concept for the district and the tourism development and action concept for the district are three further starting points for implementing this goal. All three projects were recognized as leader projects, and so the leader coordinator for lower franconia, wolfgang fuchs, had three demand notices for a total of 102,000 euros with him when he visited the district administration office in habfurt the other day. Leader funds are requirements of the european union (eu).
“Actually, all three projects are interrelated, because we want to move our district forward. The tourist concept will also benefit our people who come for recreation at the weekend, everyone enjoys blooming landscapes, and a functioning opnv benefits everyone anyway”, said district administrator wilhelm schneider (CSU). He thanked those responsible for the project, the office for rural development for the challenge and the municipalities involved, because “the district could not implement any of the three projects on its own.
Johannes bayer from the county’s horticulture and landscaping department has developed the “blooming county” developed. The project aims to create habitats for bees and other insects on public areas in the county. 20 of 26 municipalities are participating, the municipality of breitbrunn has taken the lead. Mayor gertrud buhl “had actually expected other communities to take the lead for such a nice project”, but then gladly accepted when breitbrunn was asked.
The municipal council has already taken the decisive decisions, reported areas have already been committed, and already in the next year, the county should bleed even more. The project also includes workshops for community workers, club members and interested citizens who would like to be qualified in the creation and maintenance of ponds and nesting areas. In addition, the population is to be made aware of the connection between bee and butterfly mortality and the use of agricultural land and gardens. Wolfgang fuchs remarked that some garden designs make it very clear how much people have lost their understanding of the natural world.
The creation of the tourism development and action concept is in full swing, as susanne volkheimer reported. It should be completed by mid 2018. Ten years ago, a concept of this kind was drawn up for the first time; the results included the burgenwinkel and the abt-degen wine valley. “Actually, we are not pursuing a classic tourism concept here in the district, but rather a “habitat concept”, explained susanne volkheimer. The action plan will also include an investors’ handbook, which will contain a guide to requirements.
Traditionally, the classic local public transport system (opnv) has been a difficult proposition in the flat district of habberge. That is why an innovative, holistic mobility system must be developed. This should keep an eye on costs as well as on ecology and future population developments in the district. The district’s new local transport concept is currently being drawn up, and the mobility concept is to be based on it. It is important that the actual mobility needs of the population are addressed. Susanne wolfrum-horn from the district administration office accepted the demand notice.


Ju demands more willingness to change from merkel

Ju demands more willingness to change from merkel

In view of the devastating poll results, the young union (JU) is calling on chancellor angela merkel (CDU) and her grand coalition to show a decidedly greater willingness for renewal.

“This grand coalition is lurching from crisis meeting to crisis meeting, preoccupied only with itself instead of with the problems in this country. And neither we nor the people in this country are up for that. And that’s why it has to be stopped,” said JU leader paul ziemiak on friday at the start of the young CDU/CSU members’ national convention in kiel.