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She will fight for a medal all the harder – even if many of her competitors are not even half her age. Nevertheless, the Games in South Korea will probably be Pechstein’s last participation in the Olympics as an active participant.

There both patients are treated and students are taught. (Photo: Lisa Schwesig) In order to get to the main part of the story of her patients, the author from the dissection room needs more information. “We collect everything we can get: old doctor’s letters, notes about previous illnesses and preliminary preparations that come from previous operations.” In the end, Schierle holds a person’s biological biography in his hands. It is the last testimony to its existence, and the doctor treats its material just as lovingly as a writer. The dignity of the patient is a top priority for the doctor and her colleagues. “It is important to us that we treat people and materials respectfully during an autopsy,” explains Schierle. For example, Schierle cuts open a body along an upturned Y that can be easily covered by clothing during a burial.

After dissecting the head, her assistants make sure that the seam is set so that it is not visible on the coffin cushion. Good literature is also characterized by the fact that it touches the reader without the author losing his professional distance from his characters. Again and again he has to look at what is happening from the outside in order to grasp every detail. This power of observation is also necessary in pathology: “If you are only looking for one, you no longer look properly at the other. We cannot afford that,” says Schierle with a mixture of Swabian and Saxon dialect the everyday working life of the woman who talks warmly about her husband and their two cats. “The moment I have too much empathy, I can no longer do my job properly,” says Schierle.

In the case of miscarriages or stillbirths, for example, she can only help parents if she presents her results objectively. “There is little room for compassion in the pathologist’s everyday life.” As soon as she leaves the autopsy, however, her tenor changes: “I think that in our private life we ​​pathologists have more compassion than many others – but not while we are wearing our uniforms.” Schierle rarely feels disgust – especially when she has to clean up her cats’ vomit: “I can’t stand anything slimy at all.” Every good story offers a multitude of emotions: joy, sadness, seriousness, irony. This also applies to the Leipzig pathologists. Although they are confronted with human impermanence on a daily basis, they have not forgotten how to laugh. “We have a very special sense of humor,” explains the travel-loving specialist, whose giggles can be heard at every opportunity. The humor in particular may contribute to the fact that the external impact of the pathology is transfigured: “In our society dealing with death is complicated,” says Schierle. As a pathologist, however, she constantly comes into contact with death.

Therefore she reacts differently to death than other people. “Many don’t understand that.” She has already planned her own funeral. With Simon Garfunkels “Sound of Silence”, Schierle would like to say goodbye to the living. Literature and television have created a distorted picture of pathology in the minds of many people. The ideas range from crime scene investigations in white full-body suits to corpses-fraying under trembling neon lamps to musty cellars in which the smell of decaying people wafts.

It has little to do with reality. “For me, the pathology smells mainly of formalin, which bites my nose, and xylene, which reminds me of nail polish remover,” says Schierle, adding two other scent notes: “Sometimes it smells a little like poop and occasionally it smells like Coffee. “Source: ntv.de” Good morning, did you watch the game between the second division soccer team Union Berlin and Arminia Bielefeld yesterday?to create the proper style for an argumentative essay, a writer should If not, you can read a match report here. In addition, there was only one scandal at the encounter a few seconds after the end of the game.

Find out what exactly happened and what a whistle has to do with it here. Last evening was also bad for Chelsea. National player Antonio Rüdiger’s club suffered the next defeat in the race for the coveted Champions League places.

You can find more about this here: Loud protest from the Unioners (Photo: imago / Kirchner-Media) So far, that has been a lot of football talk. But apart from the round and the angular, something is happening today: If you would rather dedicate yourself to football again, the following events are waiting for you today: The Olympic countdown is on: only three days to the start! Our sports colleague Tobias Nordmann is already on the way to Pyeongchang and will report for you on site.

The German Olympic team is already on the plane to South Korea. In the meantime I’ll stay in the editorial office and provide you with news from the world of sports from here. My name is Lisa Schwesig and if you have any suggestions, send me an email to lisa.schwesig (at) nama.de or tweet me. Source: ntv.de “Your competitors are not even half as old as Claudia Pechstein.

The 45-year-old speed skater doesn’t care. “She can produce the stamina for the 5000 meters,” says a sports doctor. She wants to prove that at the Olympics. “A miracle” is what coach Peter Mueller calls his protégé Claudia Pechstein. At the age of 45, the speed skater competes in her seventh Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang – and is still one of the secret favorites for a medal in the 5000 meters. Even sports physicians do not see them without a chance: “Pechstein has the ability to impulsively generate a certain force and to maintain it. It can provide the endurance for the 5000 meters,” says Wilhelm Bloch. For the police chief it is 17.

Olympic races. (Photo: dpa) The professor from the Sport University Cologne also explains why such achievements in speed skating are still possible at Pechstein’s age. “Speed ​​skating is an endurance-supported sport that does not require maximum muscle strength.” The required stamina can therefore also be maintained at an advanced age. Pechstein won her first medal in Albertsville in 1992. For orientation: when she took bronze over 5000 meters back then, her current Dutch competitor Esmee Visser was not even born.

In South Korea, the Berliner is now competing in her favorite discipline for her 17th Olympic race – a record. Should she win a medal, she would crack two more marks: She would be the only athlete to stand on the podium in six games and at the same time the oldest medalist in an individual sport at the Winter Games.

This record is still held by the British figure skater Ethel Muckelt, who won bronze in Chamonix in 1924 at the age of 38 years and 243 days. “There are also other athletes of this age who could achieve this level of performance but are not ready to undertake the appropriate training. Motivation plays a major role here,” explains Bloch, lecturer in molecular and cellular sports medicine, and adds: “She is extremely strong-willed.” No expert would like to publicly speculate about possible doping, and this determination helped Pechstein through the darkest chapter of her career. In 2009, the head of the ISU World Federation, Jan Dijkema, ensured that the speed skater was suspended for two years on suspicion of doping. At that time, she was found to have elevated blood values, but her tests for illegal substances remained negative. She was later attested that a blood abnormality inherited from her father (hereditary spherocytosis) had caused the elevated values.

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) rehabilitated Pechstein and even nominated her as a flag bearer candidate before the Winter Games. But Loch also sees a positive effect of the break: “Perhaps the two-year ban did her good to concentrate on training, to regenerate and not to exhaust the body from the stress of competition. ” The fact that her opponent Dijkema is also in the hall during her races over 5000 meters should give Pechstein additional strength. “If it is really eaten, it will perform at its best,” says Coach Mueller before the competition. She will fight for a medal all the harder – even if many of her competitors are not even half her age. Nevertheless, the Games in South Korea will probably be Pechstein’s last participation in the Olympics as an active participant. “In the 50-plus area it becomes extremely difficult because the physical decline is not linear, but rather happens faster with increasing age”, explains sports medicine specialist Bloch. He could therefore not imagine that Pechstein – then 50 years old – will compete again at the Olympics. She herself has not yet commented on a possible end of her career, but said: “At my age, I don’t have to prove anything to myself.” Source: ntv.de “The number of people without a permanent residence has risen sharply in recent years. Photo: imago / blickwinkel) Although German workers tend to earn more, many cannot pay their bills. “Income poverty” is increasing, says the Ministry of Labor.

Despite work, many live on the poverty line, and more and more German households are in debt. This emerges from the previously unpublished report on poverty by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. In 2013, according to the report, 1.97 million German households were still in debt, in 2015 it was 2.05 million. This affects around four million adults in Germany, quoted the “Bild” newspaper from the report, the figures of which the ministry confirmed to n-tv.de. “A trend that has been steadily increasing since 2006 is continuing,” the report says. The overindebtedness of Germans is primarily due to “income poverty,” according to the ministry’s justification. The income situation has increased significantly compared to 2012.

In 2015, German employees earned an average of 10.7 percent more. According to the ministry, this is mainly due to the good economic situation. However, at the same time rents and the cost of living have risen in proportion to wage growth. In addition, every fifth employee works for an hourly wage of less than ten euros.

The earnings are therefore just above the poverty line. In eastern Germany, more than a third of employees only receive a low wage. According to the survey, the number of low-wage earners is also increasing in West Germany.

Most low-income employees live in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Over 35 percent of all employees there receive a meager wage. In contrast, there are few low-wage earners in Hamburg (15 percent). The report also presents new figures on the subject of minimum income. In 2015, almost eight million people in Germany were dependent on services such as Hartz IV.

That is 800,000 people more than five years earlier. The percentage of Hartz IV recipients is increasing by ten percent, plus the increasing number of homeless people in Germany. According to the report, 335,000 people live without permanent residence.

Around one in nine of them even lives permanently on the street. In the past ten years, the number of people without their own home has risen by almost 25 percent. While more and more people are impoverished at one end of society, the number of millionaires is rising at the other. In 2009 there were around 12,500 people with an annual income of one million euros; in 2015 there were already 4,000 millionaires more.

This brought the state almost three million euros in taxes last year. The Ministry of Labor’s complete poverty and wealth report will be published in spring 2017. The report is prepared by around a hundred experts every three to four years. Source: ntv.de “Most of the U18 polling stations are in schools, family centers or youth clubs. (Photo: picture alliance / dpa) In the U18 election, those who do not have the right to vote have their say: children and young people.

You can decide who should rule Germany hypothetically. It shows that they take the election very seriously and set important issues. 14 million people in Germany are not allowed to vote in the federal election on September 24th. None of them have reached the age of 18.

They have been able to participate in the U18 election since 1996, which is organized by the German Federal Youth Council, the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Federal coordinator Anne Bergfeld expects more participants this year than in 2013. Four years ago, around 200,000 voters under 18 voted Years her vote. “We can see that overall interest in the U18 elections is increasing,” she told n-tv.de. There are more than 1,600 polling stations across Germany. On the initiative’s website it says: “A little must, a lot can”. This means that the requirements for the polling stations are very low.

All that is required is a polling officer and a self-made ballot box and voting booth. “We do not claim to be a representative election,” said Bergfeld. Therefore one could not prove possible manipulation, but the children and young people handled it very responsibly. Double elections could not be avoided, but with 200,000 votes would hardly be of any importance. Anyone under the age of 18 can vote – regardless of physical or mental handicaps, origin or residence status. “Wherever children and young people want to get involved and show commitment, there is no reason not to let them have a say,” said Bergfeld. The U18 election could possibly also be an argument in favor of lowering the voting age in general. Most of the voters are between 15 and 16 years old. In the run-up to the U18 election, events took place in individual constituencies where politicians had to earn speaking time and answer questions from under-18s. “The children and young people prepare very seriously for these events and do not allow themselves to be brushed off rhetorically,” said the federal coordinator.

This enables a dialogue that would otherwise not take place. “Politicians are confronted with topics and questions that they may not have had on their radar before.” All parties can participate in the U18 election. However, the organizers mainly addressed those who entered parliament in the last federal election or who passed at least the five percent hurdle in the polls at the beginning of May.