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Sports policy – Mainz – federal states are working on position: promote top-class sport – sport


Mainz/Munich (dpa) – This year the federal states want to develop their own position on the promotion of top-class sport in Germany. The second extraordinary conference of sports ministers of the federal states this Tuesday and the main conference in November served this goal, said the chairman of the conference of sports ministers, Roger Lewentz, of the German press agency in Mainz. In addition, the SPD politician announced that this Tuesday in Munich it would be about the energy costs for sports facilities. In the fight against sexual harassment, the federal states also wanted to set up a central contact point in Germany for “safe sport” together with sport.

There is a broad consensus among the countries that sports facilities and swimming pools in Germany should be kept open for as long as possible, despite rising energy costs. A clear signal from the federal states is to be expected. An application for this will be submitted by Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia. An appeal to the federal government is also being discussed, in addition to companies and private individuals that are particularly affected, municipalities and sports clubs as operators of sports facilities should also be taken into account in the case of exceptions to the gas levy.

“It is clear that the temperatures must also be reduced in sports halls and swimming pools that are kept open,” said Lewentz. Rhineland-Palatinate also supports an application from Hamburg to the federal government. This campaigns for a short-term implementable program for the energy-efficient refurbishment of sports facilities. “So that energy can be saved and costs reduced in the future.”

According to the English concept of top-class sports promotion presented at the first extraordinary conference of sports ministers in Hamburg in April, this time a representative from the Netherlands will be heard. In addition, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the Athletes Germany Association expressed their ideas about top-class sport. At the ordinary conference of sports ministers on November 3rd and 4th in Mainz, the position of the federal states on the promotion of top-class sport should then be discussed and adopted by the end of the year. In 2023, Bavaria will then chair the conference of sports ministers as scheduled.

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WeWork founder raises $350 million for new project


Adam Neumann’s Flow caught the interest of illustrious investor Andreessen Horowitz. Also: Hellofresh surprises with record sales and Bird manages the turnaround.

Adam Neumann has found questionable fame with his antics at WeWork.
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The top topics:

Adam Neumans new startup Flow receives backing from Andreessen Horowitz. The prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm supports the next project of the we work-founder, despite his rather disastrous departure from the office space broker.

In addition, Andreessen Horowitz also shows a fairly large financial commitment to Neumann’s next venture with around 350 million US dollars. According to the New York Times, which first reported the deal, this is the largest check ever written for a single round of funding in the fund’s history. Flow is a rental project that is scheduled to start in 2023 with around 3,000 apartments in the USA. The startup, already valued at $1 billion, wants to be a living utopia for remote workers and offer community-style living. [Mehr bei New York Times, Bloomberg, Fast Company und Wall Street Journal]

On start-up scene: The Berlin crypto startup nuri is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings. Why didn’t the investors help? Editor Nina Anika Klotz talks to financial strategist Andreas Lipkow from Comdirect Bank about what opportunities the fintech still has and what the insolvency proceedings mean for customers. He has been keeping a very close eye on the crypto space for years. [Mehr bei Gründerszene+]

And here are the other headlines of the night:

Hellofresh presented record sales of almost two billion euros when the quarterly results were presented. Investors reacted positively on the stock exchange – the share rose by a good nine percent. Despite difficult circumstances, the cooking box supplier benefited all in all from the corona pandemic and the trend towards working from home. For this year, the company forecasts revenues of around 7.1 billion euros. The Berliners are also planning growth for the coming years: by 2025, revenues of up to ten billion euros are to be targeted. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt]

Bird presented pleasing results after a turbulent second quarter. The scooter startup narrowly missed analysts’ expectations with revenue of $76.7 million in the quarter. But the result was a 28 percent increase from the year-ago quarter and a massive improvement from the first quarter, when Bird made just $38 million. The Florida-based company previously announced plans to wind down its retail business, cease operations in unprofitable markets and internally restructure the company. 140 employees have had to leave in the past few months. [Mehr bei Techcrunch]

Apple-Warren Buffett loves stocks. Its investment company Berkshire Hathaway has bought almost five million shares in the iPhone manufacturer in the past three months, as a mandatory notification to the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows. As a result, Berkshire held 894.8 million Apple shares at the end of June, valued at $122.3 billion. Buffett has long been an “Apple fan” and has said in the past that Apple is one of his conglomerate’s “four giants.” In the first quarter, Buffett took advantage of Apple’s weak phase and bought it. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt]

unity had to accept a minus of seven percent on the stock market on Monday after the board of the software company for video games received a takeover bid from the competitor Applovin refused. Applovin last week offered to buy Unity for $58.85 per share, or $20 billion in total. Instead of accepting this offer, Unity recommends that shareholders for the planned takeover of the Israeli startup ironsource agree. Unity plans to spend $4.4 billion on the mobile advertising technology company. [Mehr bei CNBC und Bloomberg]

Michael Burry has dealt a blow to the US tech industry: It became known that the star investor who once predicted the financial crisis had sold all of its shares to the Facebook parent company Metathe Google parent alphabet and the online travel portal Booking has sold. The investor only got involved with the three companies a few months ago for a total of almost 55 million euros. Burry sees the current move higher as a bear market rally, and as a result has kept only one holding in his portfolio — stock in a prison operator. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt und Reuters]

Our reading tip on Gründerszene: end of 2020 Farina Schurzfeld her psychotherapy startup Selfapy leaving. Now she advises young founding teams on scaling. As an interim manager for a fee. [Mehr bei Gründerszene]

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Conflicts – War against Ukraine: That’s the situation – Politics


Kyiv/Moscow (dpa) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj has once again urged Russia to withdraw from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. He once again warned of the consequences of a possible nuclear catastrophe. “Any radioactive incident at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant could also become a blow to the states of the European Union and to Turkey and Georgia and to the states of more distant regions,” said the head of state in his video message. “Everything depends only on the direction and strength of the wind,” Zelensky said.

It is day 174 of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, occupied by Russia, has been under fire for days. Ukraine and Russia blame each other for this. Zelenskyy said that Russia had to withdraw from the nuclear power plant without any conditions. At the same time, he reiterated his demands from the weekend for sanctions against the Russian nuclear company Rosatom and the entire nuclear industry of the “terrorist state”.

Zelenskyj calls on the international community to act

The international community must act because it is in danger from Russia’s terror, he stressed. “If the world doesn’t muster the strength and determination now to protect a nuclear facility, it means the world will lose,” Zelensky said. If Russia wins, other “nuclear terrorists” would be encouraged to do the same. It is about protection against radioactive contamination. According to the crew representatives, no increased radiation levels have been measured so far.

Ukraine accuses Russia of “nuclear terrorism” with the shelling. Occupation representative Vladimir Rogov said Ukrainian “terrorists” would fire the shots. He had also proposed a cease-fire. However, Russia rejects the handover of the nuclear power plant to Ukraine, as demanded by 42 states. According to Kyiv, it has already attacked the power plant site with combat drones.

Ukraine has accused Russian troops of using the nuclear power plant as a fortress to fire on the small towns of Nikopol and Marhanets across the Dnipro Dam. Russia, on the other hand, claims that Ukraine is shelling the facility with drones, heavy artillery and rocket launchers. In most cases, the Russian air defenses intercept the projectiles. Nevertheless, infrastructure has already been hit in the area of ​​the nuclear waste storage facility there. According to experts, increased radioactivity has not yet been registered.

Russian defense minister and UN chief spoke on the phone

The situation around the power plant was also the subject of a discussion between Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The conditions for safe operation of the nuclear power plant were discussed, the ministry said in Moscow. The United Nations in New York confirmed the call. Details were not given.

Russia had accused the UN of having stopped an already agreed visit by experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the last moment. The United Nations has now officially rejected Moscow’s claim. Contrary to what Moscow portrayed, the UN would have neither prevented nor blocked an operation by the IAEA. “The UN Secretariat has no authority to block or cancel activities of the IAEA,” said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Monday in New York. The IAEA acts independently.

Dujarric stressed that Ukraine could protect an IAEA mission from Ukrainian controlled territory. Nevertheless, there must be an agreement between Russia and Ukraine, after all the power plant is currently on Russian-controlled territory. Recently there had been disagreements about what a route for the IAEA experts could look like. Ukraine would not allow a mission solely through Russian-held territory – such as via the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea or any other route across the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Latvia delivers four military helicopters to Ukraine

Fighting continued in Ukraine, centered in Donbass and in the south in the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions. Ukraine relies on supplies of heavy weapons from the West to stop the Russian advance, push back the attackers and liberate occupied territories. Ukraine has now received four helicopters as military aid from EU and NATO member state Latvia. The Ministry of Defense in Riga announced that two Mi-17 and Mi-2 helicopters had been delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force, some of which had been dismantled.

The donated helicopters would help “carry out military operations and save lives,” Defense Secretary Artis Pabriks said in a statement. “Western countries’ support for Ukraine must not end until it has liberated its entire territory from the Russian occupying power.”

In his speech, Zelenskyy complained that Russia’s aggression was responsible for a number of crises in the world, including in the energy and food sectors. Despite this, he was once again confident that Ukraine would win in the end.

What will be important on Tuesday

On the second day of his trip to Scandinavia, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) will meet Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in Sweden’s capital Stockholm. The first visit will also deal with the situation in Ukraine. In addition, the planned NATO accession of Sweden and Finland should be an issue. 23 out of 30 member states have already agreed, including Germany. Among other things, Turkey is still missing, which had blocked the admission process for a long time.

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Attorney General: No suspicion against Scholz – politics


– The public prosecutor’s office rejects a criminal complaint against the chancellor and Hamburg’s mayor Tschentscher on suspicion of aiding and abetting tax evasion. There is no reason for an investigation.

In the so-called Cum-Ex affair, the Hamburg Attorney General dismissed a complaint against the failure to initiate investigations against Mayor Peter Tschentscher and his predecessor, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (both SPD). This was confirmed by a spokeswoman for the German Press Agency after the “Tagesspiegel” reported it. A corresponding notification was issued on August 10th.

The general public prosecutor’s office rejected the criminal complaint filed by lawyer Gerhard Strate in February on suspicion of aiding and abetting tax evasion against Scholz, his then finance senator Tschentscher and other participants as unfounded, the newspaper writes. You have thus confirmed the view of the Hamburg public prosecutor’s office.

No reason for investigation

The spokeswoman explained that the public prosecutor’s office again refrained from investigating Scholz and Tschentscher in March because they continued to deny any initial suspicion of criminal prosecution. The criminal complaint had not yielded any information that would have given reason to deviate from the earlier decision not to start investigations. This earlier decision was also confirmed by the appeal decision of the Attorney General’s Office of November 29, 2021.

“At the time, it was determined that Hamburg tax officials – and thus also their superiors – had not made themselves liable to prosecution when, in the exercise of their discretion, they failed to deduct capital gains tax of 47 million euros from cum-ex transactions from the Reclaim Warburg Bank AG.” In its decision of March 14, 2022, the public prosecutor’s office did not recognize any sufficient factual evidence that Scholz had made false statements in the Cum-Ex investigative committee.

Scholz rejects responsibility

Scholz had only recently rejected any responsibility in the tax affair surrounding the Hamburg Warburg Bank. “There is no evidence that there was any political influence,” he said last Thursday in Berlin. “I am sure that this realization will not be changed.”

After meetings between the then mayor Scholz and the bank shareholders Christian Olearius and Max Warburg in 2016 and 2017, the Hamburg tax authorities initially let a high million-euro tax claim against the bank expire. Only later, under pressure from the Federal Ministry of Finance and a court order, did she attempt to collect the money.

In the matter, the Cologne public prosecutor’s office is already investigating two former Hamburg SPD politicians and a tax officer on suspicion of abetting tax evasion. An investigative committee of the Hamburg Parliament is also dealing with it.

Union politicians are now demanding that Scholz make his private emails available to the Cologne public prosecutor. The deputy leader of the parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Andrea Lindholz (CSU), told the “Bild” newspaper: “Scholz must now disclose his private e-mail traffic to the investigators.” The Union spokesman in the investigative committee of the Hamburg Parliament, Götz Wiese (CDU), also demanded that they be included in the investigation: “All Scholz’s emails and chats must be checked.”

“Who wants to be a millionaire?”: Jauch fools mentalists | entertainment


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Jauch fools mentalists

He didn’t see that coming…

“Who wants to be a millionaire?” Candidate Daniel Dippe wanted to convince Günther Jauch (66) of his supernatural abilities on Monday evening. The banker acts as a mentalist in his spare time and had also prepared a number for the show. Only the moderator was a big step ahead of him.

Jauch about his opponent’s hobby: “That means it’s easy for you to look at me to see if your answer is right or wrong?” The 36-year-old’s advice: “You have to be careful with what you say, so I don’t hear if they might already reveal the answer.” To prove it, he challenged the quiz master to a round of Rock, Paper, Scissors – also known as Schnick, Schnack, Schnuck.

Dippe confidently announced: “It could well be that I can always beat them and they wouldn’t have a chance.” His trick: “Statistically speaking, I could guess what you’re doing.” But the number backfired. The duo had actually planned three laps.

But after the second it was over, because Jauch had won both. On the first pass, he took the scissors, defeating the candidate who chose paper. In round two, Jauch took the paper and triumphed over Dippe and his stone.

Played a round of “Schnick, Schnack, Schnuck” to get in the mood: Daniel Dippe and Günther Jauch

Photo: RTL/ Stefan Gregorowius

The quiz master sneered, “Sold out magic show! Everyone who comes up to them leaves with the victory sign.” The guessing fox had to use the statistics to explain and said appreciatively. “They have not now classified themselves in the 66 percent who usually do it wrong.” According to Dippe, men in particular would often start with the stone. If he makes paper himself, the round would be won for him.

What the North Rhine-Westphalian didn’t suspect at the time: In truth, Günther Jauch had cheekily cheated him. The moderator waited until the 16,000 euro question to resolve the issue, then let the cat out of the bag. Jauch zu Dippe: “You can confirm that we don’t see each other and don’t speak before the show. I just get a little index card with a few biographical data and so on.”

The candidate’s file said that he won “Schnick, Schnack, Schnuck” 90 percent of the time. Jauch: “I thought to myself: ‘That can’t be. I’m not that stupid.'” Then the quiz master had an idea: “I’m on Google and entered: ‘How do you win at Schnick, Schnack, Schnuck?'”

His research revealed: “If we win, we’ll do the same thing again. If we lose, we switch.” Whoever starts with the scissors would also have an advantage. And that’s exactly what Jauch had done. Pretty clever!

The quiz questions went better for his candidate. Dippe cleared a total of 16,000 euros and wants to go on vacation with the family.

Unpacked event: Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Co

  • On August 10, 2022, Samsung introduced four new devices from the Galaxy series: the Galaxy Z Fold4, the Galaxy Z Flip4, the Galaxy Watch5 and the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
  • The Samsung highlights are scheduled to be released on August 26, 2022 and can already be pre-ordered.
  • We’ll show you where to pre-order the devices and get some rewards at the same time!

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On August 10, 2022, the Galaxy Unpacked event took place. There, some exciting devices for current and future Samsung fans were presented. We’ll show you what they can do and where you can pre-order them!

These devices were presented at the Unpacked event

When it comes to folding smartphones, Samsung is considered a pioneer. The company has now presented four new devices, including two brand new folding phones: the Galaxy Z Fold4 and the Galaxy Z Flip4. There are also the Galaxy Watch5 and the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.

You can pre-order the Samsung smartphones, headphones and smartwatches now and hold them in your hands on August 26, 2022. Here we show you where you can pre-order them and still dust off some bonuses. In this article you will find even more details about the Unpacked event and the new devices:

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Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

You can order the Galaxy Z Fold4 with 1 terabyte of storage and/or in the color burgundy exclusively in the Samsung online shop. The prices for the smartphone are between 1799.00 and 2159.00 euros and you can choose between the colors gray green, phantom black, beige and burgundy.

If you pre-order the new foldable from Samsung or Amazon, you can trade in your old phone at the same time. In addition to the appropriate purchase value, you will then get 200.00 euros on top of it. You also get one year of Samsung Care+ for free. You can also trade in your old device at Media Markt and Saturn and, depending on the model, get a refund of up to 720.00 euros.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 at a glance:

  • height and weight: 7.6 inches and 263 grams
  • processor: Snapdragon8+ Gen 1
  • storage capacity: 256 gigabytes to 1 terabyte
  • resolution: 2176×1812 pixels
  • cameras: rear camera of 50 megapixels (wide angle) + 12 megapixels (ultra wide angle) + 10 megapixels (telephoto) and front camera of 10 megapixels
  • functions: fingerprint sensor, integrated GPS module, dual SIM, splash-proof, 4400 mAh battery capacity

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4

Samsung offers you the opportunity to customize the design of the cell phone according to your own ideas. In the Bespoke Studio you have the choice of lens colors and frame options in 75 different combinations.

In the regular versions, the prices for the Galaxy Z Flip4 are between 1099.00 and 1279.00 euros. The Bespoke Edition starts at 1199.00 euros. Here, too, you can trade in your old cell phone to Samsung or Amazon and receive an additional 150.00 euros for the appropriate purchase value. You also get one year of Samsung Care+ for free. Media Markt and Saturn give you up to 720.00 euros for your old device.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 at a glance:

  • height and weight: 6.7 inches and 187 grams
  • processor: Snapdragon8+ Gen 1
  • storage capacity: 128 to 512 gigabytes
  • resolution: 2640×1080 pixels
  • cameras: Rear camera of 12 megapixels (wide angle) + 12 megapixels (ultra wide angle) and front camera of 10 megapixels
  • functions: fingerprint sensor, integrated GPS module, dual SIM, splash-proof, 3700 mAh battery capacity

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Watch5

Depending on the equipment, the Galaxy Watch5 costs between 299.00 and 379.00 euros, you can secure the Pro model for a price between 469.00 and 519.00 euros.

by the way: If you order the smartwatches from Samsung, Amazon, Media Markt or Saturn by August 25, 2022, you will receive a pre-order bonus. These are Samsung Pay credits of EUR 150.00. However, you do not get it automatically, you have to apply for it.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 at a glance:

  • height and weight: 40, 44 or 45 millimeters and 28.7 to 46.5 grams
  • connectivity options: Bluetooth, WiFi, Near Field Communication
  • Furnishing: Ambient light sensor, position sensor, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, satellite navigation system, various sports modes
  • battery life: Up to 80 hours depending on the model

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro at a glance:

  • connectivity options: Bluetooth
  • Furnishing: Active Noise Cancelling, built-in microphone, accelerometer
  • battery life: Up to 5 hours with noise canceling

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Rushdie assassin’s mother reveals: ‘He locked himself in the basement’ | politics


Rushdie Assassin’s Mother Revealed |

“He locked himself in the basement”

My son the assassin…

According to his mother, the assassin Hadi Matar (24), arrested for the knife attack on star author Salman Rushdie (75, “The Satanic Verses”), apparently became radicalized during a visit to Lebanon, reports the British newspaper “Daily Mail”.

Silvana Fardos, who lives in Fairview, New Jersey, said her son was “changed a lot” as a result of his trip to the country of her birth. “I expected him to come back motivated to finish school, graduate and get a job,” said the mother, referring to Matar’s 2018 trip to Lebanon.

Instead, Hadi “locked himself in the basement”. Her son isolated himself and hardly spoke to the rest of the family for months. “He sleeps during the day and gets up at night and eats,” Fardos described her son.

Matar repeatedly stabbed Rushdie with a knife at a literary event in upstate New York on Friday. The British-Indian writer was seriously injured and required emergency surgery, but is now on the mend.

Star author Salman Rushdie is on the mend after Friday’s knife attack

Photo: Henning Kaiser/dpa

In a first court hearing on the charge of attempted murder, the assassin declared that he was not guilty. He did not comment on his motives. Fardos, who works as a teaching assistant and translator, said in the interview that she was Muslim by birth, but neither religious nor political. Before the attack, she had never heard of Rushdie and his book The Satanic Verses, which many Muslims condemned.

Fardos told the Daily Mail her son blamed her for encouraging him to get an education instead of emphasizing his religion. He was “angry that I didn’t introduce him to Islam at a young age”. Otherwise her son was very quiet and introverted: “Everyone loved him”.

According to the Daily Mail, Matar was born in the United States and grew up in California. His parents divorced in 2004. His father then returned to Lebanon.

Calendar page 2022: August 16 – Culture & Entertainment


Berlin (dpa) – The current calendar page for August 16, 2022:

33rd calendar week, 228th day of the year

These are the most successful electric car manufacturers in Europe


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The most successful manufacturer of electric cars in Europe is Volkswagen AG. After a very successful first half of 2022, the relatively unknown Dutch manufacturer Stellantis VW is hot on its heels. Tesla, on the other hand, only manages third place. This is reported by Peter Sigal from “Automotive News Europe”.

Stellantis includes brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Fiat, Jeep, Opel and Peugeot. The new Fiat 500, which is the best-selling electric car in Western Europe, has contributed to the great success of Stellantis.

If you want to switch to an electric car, leasing could be an exciting financing method for you. You can find suitable offers in our leasing calculator at the end of this article.

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The market for electric cars is booming. According to an ADAC survey, 50 percent of drivers want to drive electric cars in the future. This is not only good for the environment, but also for the manufacturers of electric cars, who are benefiting from the boom. But which manufacturers are doing particularly well? The answer is provided by Peter Sigal from “Automotive News Europe”, who has current sales figures for electric vehicles.

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Stellantis is one of the most successful electric car manufacturers in 2022

Accordingly, Volkswagen AG is the most successful manufacturer of electric cars. With 116,307 vehicles sold in the first half of 2022, the Wolfsburg-based group secured first place. However, VW should not rest on its laurels, because the relatively unknown manufacturer Stellantis from the Netherlands is hot on its heels. Stellantis sold 105,413 electric cars in the same period – a difference of only 11,000 cars. This puts Stellantis even ahead of the supposed top dog Tesla, which was only able to sell 78,277 e-cars and is therefore not even remotely as successful as the first two.

The Fiat 500 is the best-selling electric car in 2022

Stellantis may not be immediately familiar to everyone – but the brands that are produced under this name are. The Stellantis portfolio includes popular automobile brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot and Vauxhall. Above all, Fiat has contributed to the great success of Stellantis – especially with the new Fiat 500 e. The small car is the best-selling e-car in Western Europe. In Germany and Italy, for example, he leads the sales charts.

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This is a special case, as Tesla electric cars have always come first since the last quarter of 2020. Looking at the whole of Europe, however, Tesla remains the leader with the Model Y and the Model 3. Nevertheless, the manufacturer is still suffering from the corona lockdowns that paralyzed production in China. The result: Tesla’s sales figures are as low as they were two years ago. Compared to the previous year, for example, the Model 3 was sold 25 percent less.

Switch to an e-car – leasing makes it possible

E-cars are still slightly more expensive than conventional petrol engines, which deters many drivers from switching. Leasing can help. With this financing method, the initial acquisition costs are relatively low. Due to the fixed term and monthly rate, interested parties also have greater planning security and hardly any risks. Finally, you can also use leasing offers to test whether an e-car really suits you and your needs – without having to worry about things like residual value and the like after the term has expired.

All of this also explains why leasing is so popular, especially with e-cars. According to the ADAC survey cited above, 23 percent of e-cars are financed through leasing. For comparison: With combustion engines it is only five percent.

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Favorable leasing offers for e-cars

Anyone who now wants to switch to an electric car and is looking for cheap leasing offers will find what they are looking for in our leasing calculator. It is already set to only show electric cars. The results are automatically sorted by the best offer. You can also use the various fields to specify the desired brand and model as well as other search criteria in order to find the right deal:

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Glosse: What politics can learn from football


With the Liverpool club anthem, Chancellor Olaf Scholz describes the politics of the impending energy crisis – and could soon become a pioneer.

It is part of the essence of football in 2022 that nothing works without slogans. In the meantime, in every district league booth, a motto such as “One village, one passion”, garnished with the respective club name, is emblazoned completely free of irony. But it is also all too tempting to emulate the big role models: FC Barcelona considers itself “Més que un club” (More than a club) and is probably right at the moment, especially from a fiscal point of view. Manchester United describe their stadium as the “theater of dreams” and, given the recent results, are right when nightmares are also meant.

Liverpool FC is associated with the club anthem “You’ll never walk alone”, loosely translated: We’ll get through this together. As is well known, this in turn inspired Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who otherwise does not tend to excessive pathos, to use it to describe the federal government’s approach to the impending energy crisis. Scholz emphasized that nobody had to go alone in the German energy winter.

Jürgen Klopp welcomes the quote from Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Now the German coach of Liverpool FC, Jürgen Klopp, has table football commented on this – and likes the Scholz quote: “It is a very difficult time. He could also have said that we will not let you down when the going gets tough, ideally before that. That’s why it was okay .” In any case, it’s not bad to try this transfer: “The feeling that develops when you say that is far too good for us to keep only for Liverpool.”

Didn’t Klopp give someone from politics an idea? Politicians are all too happy to cuddle with sport – it’s actually quite obvious that their slogans are now also being adopted. The BVB motto “Real love”, for example, could become the motto of the entire traffic light coalition anyway, in order to emphasize the outstanding harmony within the three-way alliance.

If one of the three partners were to give up again, they could be given the Cologne slogan “noticeably different”. FC Bayern’s “Mia san mia” has actually always been a guiding principle of the Bavarian state government. And the Wolfsburg “Always hungry” (actually only implemented by Max Kruse) could explain one or the other side income of the state representatives and appeal to many Union politicians.