Allianz boss bate wants to thin out management

Allianz boss bate wants to thin out management

At europe’s biggest insurer allianz, management must be more worried about jobs than the general public.

On friday in munich, ceo oliver bate announced a further simplification of the organization and the elimination of hierarchical levels. "It’s not about cutting indians," said bate. "Over time, we want to make the management structures more and more efficient."

Ten years ago, there were still twelve management levels between the local CEO and the employees in the call center at allianz’s major national companies. "In some cases, we still have seven or eight subsidiaries today. And I bet in ten years there will only be five or six," said bate. At the same time, the alliance announced a higher profit for the past fiscal year.

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Golden times on the green turf

Golden times on the green turf

Two soccer clubs from kulmbach in the 3. League – yes, there really was. "But that will never come back, says jurgen "lui" hofmann, who himself experienced these golden times on the grassy turf. At the end of the seventies and the beginning of the eighties, TSV trebgast (1977 to 1981) and ATS kulmbach (1974 to 1982) played together in the bavarian league. "Lui" hofmann was a left-winger at the ATS. He remembers: "the number of spectators was unimaginable compared to today. 3200 spectators came to georg hagen stadium for the derby against trebgast." The home of the ATS in mittelau, inaugurated in 1949, had to make way for the expansion of the EKU brewery in 1987, and the ATS rebuilt on the grunen wiese in the weiher district of town. What "lui" hofmann still regrets today: "the loyal spectators from the city did not move with us back then. This also contributed to the downfall of the ATS soccer department." He believes that a merger with tsv 08 and the construction of a new stadium in katzbachtal would have been better for kulmbach soccer. "But unfortunately TSV 08 refused", says hofmann, who also worked for the "nullachter" for many years and was promoted to the national league with them in 1975. Later, hofmann returned to his hometown club ats, for which he played one more season in the bavarian league.

Even if soldner and wandervogel were still in the absolute minority among the footballers at that time – high class football without "money" was unthinkable even then. ATS owed the bavarian league to good youth work, but above all to football enthusiasts like manfred eckardt, heinz ritter and hans ellner. "There were already a few marks at that time, but they were also lured with jobs with the sponsors," recalls moos, says hofmann.

Mazen makes it possible

TSV trebgast, which at that time had a population of only 1200, also owes its best and probably never to be repeated glory days to a mazen with a penchant for soccer. Swimwear manufacturer peter oehme (solar) had plants first in trebgast and later in bindlach. "Our chairman at the time, heinz beck, was an authorized signatory of the solar company," he says, says hans-jurgen "charly" moos, who 42 years ago sensationally promoted TSV trebgast to the bavarian league. "We were the peasants everywhere, all the opponents asked where our farm was located", smiles moos. As captain, he played a major role in the TSV’s three promotions within six years, from the A-class through the district league and the state league to the highest amateur division. "The ouand was not without. We all worked, but trained three or four times a week", says the 71-year-old. Particularly remembered are moos a respectable 2:2 in the 1980/81 season against the "rough" FC schweinfurt 05 or a 2:0 victory at the amateurs of FC bayern munchen with walter junghans in goal. When the "little bavarians for the first time in trebgast – still on the old main field – also the late world champion klaus augenthaler was playing. "He was terribly upset about our field", recalls moos. Today’s bundesliga team FC augsburg was also an opponent of TSV.

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Breakthrough at the kulturquartier in bamberg?

breakthrough at the kulturquartier in bamberg?

Rainer pfaff, mario nimke and maximilian mende can hardly believe their happiness on this day. A few minutes ago, the conversion senate made a decision that seems to reward the protagonists of the association cultural quarter lagarde for their activities. Pfaff and his comrades-in-arms have been fighting since 2016 for a cultural and social center on the land of the former lagarde barracks. Bamberg-east is to get a center.

Now, for the first time, it seems as if the city also wants to nail its head to the wall and slip into a responsible role. According to the unanimous decision, a three- to five-year laboratory situation is to be created in the former u.S. Post office hall, a wide building in front of the riding hall – a house of culture in the early stages of development. One formulation in particular is important: the use of the post hall is to be "under the leadership of the cultural office" this means that the city will not be able to avoid the coordination and the associated personnel costs, as well as the costs for the construction of the rooms.

It’s not a simple matter when you consider the hall’s impressive size: it has two sales for 600 and 200 visitors each, a club bar, two studio rooms and a number of other social, work and storage areas. Ursula sowa has worked out the most clearly the soft position. In the conversion senate, the city councilwoman of the green faction spoke of a breakthrough and of the city’s commitment that had finally been made. But they did not leave it at that: now it was a matter of negotiating a time schedule and naming the costs.

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Supporting the diaconia

With a donation made during the spring collection of the 25. February to 3. Marz, anyone can support diakonie bayern in building up helping structures in the field of voluntary services.

In the voluntary services, young people up to 27 years of age can work for six, twelve or 18 months in church social institutions, for example in children’s and youth work or in institutions for people with disabilities. This gives you an insight into the different areas of social work. Voluntary service can contribute to career orientation. The young people can broaden their horizons, get to know new fields of work and new people.

Here you can work

In the diaconia association of kulmbach, a voluntary social year (FSJ) can be completed in the diaconia work or the brother and sister gum foundation in facilities for children or people with disabilities. Giving time to other people and taking time for oneself helps with the question of where one’s own life path should lead. It helps to get to know one’s own strengths and interests better. It can also mean taking advantage of a certain period of time before, for example, starting an apprenticeship or a course of study.

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Satisfied with the allianz work

Ruth albrecht, a member of the seinsheim municipal council, expressed her delight at "the fruits that the alliance is now bearing" at the municipal council meeting on monday evening, after alliance manager claudia hebert had presented the latest developments in the alliance 7/22 southeast.

The municipality of seinsheim had already benefited from one project, because the intermunicipal archivist julia halbleib was already working in the seinsheim archives. Cooperation between the building yards in the alliance communities has also begun, reported claudia hebert. According to ruth albrecht, this was already a topic at the first meeting in klosterlangheim.

Stephan jamm suggested a joint alliance festival that could take place alternately in the seven communities. Hebert is aware of such from other alliances. For example, they dock themselves at a festival with their own additional activities.

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Nuclear weapons are not a means to a peaceful world

About the interview "the americans are convinced that germany has to move" from the 31.07: defense secretary thomas silberhorn, one of the two bamberger mdbs, was in washington for talks and talked about it to the FT-editors. Not surprisingly, he represents the very reluctant german government policy toward unabashed trump demands to increase the german military budget by 20 to 30 billion euros to 2 percent of gross domestic product. Since 2014, germany has already increased its military spending by 45 percent to 45.2 billion euros! But that’s not enough for trump, and that’s why he wants to "teach germany a lesson (silberhorn) and withdraw some 12,000 U.S. Troops, u.A. After italy and belgium, which also failed to meet the 2 percent gdp target, which silberhorn did not mention.

Likewise, the deputy fails to point out the questionability of trump’s 2 percent demand in the matter. It also remains undreamed of that nato military expenditures are around 15 times higher than those of russia, the assumed main aggressor. Why should this not be enough?

Instead, the bamberg deputy backs the defense minister’s plan to buy 45 U.S. F18 fighter jets from blackmailer trump for many billions of dollars. With this, the "nuclear share of germany will be strengthened, d.H. In the event of war, the transport of U.S. Nuclear bombs stored in germany on german aircraft. In 2010, the german parliament almost unanimously wanted to do without these nuclear weapons, also on the basis of the treaty obligation not to possess nuclear weapons. In this context, mr. Silberhorn should seriously consider the fundamental question of the justification of the concept of nuclear deterrence. Because apart from the gross risks of this concept for the survival of mankind, the changing times have to be taken into account and conventional thinking has to be checked (also by the question posed by the editor!).

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