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91 posts, 19:50 hrs
Not sure why the property bubble will burst over this virus, I mean Germany has a very low death rate and its support the companys, sure there is going to be a down turn, but it really be big enough…
1,414 posts, 19:08 hrs
Damn, man. Joe Diffie, Nineties Country’s ‘Pickup Man,’ Dead at 61 From Coronavirus Other people might harken back to "Pickup man", but "John Deere Green" was always my favorite.
88 posts, 18:03 hrs
Just because you only have to occasionally physically go into their offices, does not mean that you can go wherever you please between appointments. One of the conditions to be eligible for…
1,072 posts, 17:40 hrs
I remember reading somewhere that even during the 1930´s depression the average stock market "only" lost 30%. That was more or less what S&P 500 index lost in the past month. Tesla itself lost a…
2 posts, 17:17 hrs
Hi All, yet again DHL supposedly tried to deliver a package at 7:30 AM at our apartment in Berlin. We are almost always home and certainly at 7:30 AM we would hear the bell. Well, they sent it again…
1 posts, 16:28 hrs
hey! i moved from germany last year end of october, I tied up my contract with KD, they sent me the receipt for cancelling the contract, etc. Then in December I received a cryptic message…
6 posts, 16:12 hrs
Hi, Does anyone know of a chili grower in Germany or even in Berlin/ Brandenberg? I know there are growers in the UK so must be people growing here - any suggestions? Thanks!
3,927 posts, 16:10 hrs
Salmon from the freezer, sauté with spices, plus buttered carrots, sweet potato fries. Also have a pot of Broccoli soup (plus other wilted veggies) on simmer for tomorrow. Will blend and add some…
59 posts, 16:04 hrs
Alderhill, you are probably right insofar that all humans are related to each other, going back long enough. If anybody here is interested in this subject, I can strongly recommend you reading 'A…
7 posts, 16:01 hrs
What Fraufruit said. To those thinking it's not biggie: There are some roofs where the gravel covers a waterproof lining. If it is stepped on constantly, it might damage the liner and water might…
35 posts, 14:20 hrs
You save on hassle basically. It's like bummer, that time again, have to take some time to change my tires or get it down to a shop and have them do it. Maybe you had something else planned, even if…
8 posts, 13:53 hrs
Thanks also for the great help from @Rechtsanwalt. I really appreciate your advice and expertise on this matter. Hopefully the landlord will respond back soon to pay for the deposit, in order to…
26 posts, 13:29 hrs
Yes I've read this too in some places. It's basically an attempt at buying your vote, but I'll take it. I have to file my return for the first time, though, and then do the amnesty thing... this is…
251 posts, 13:22 hrs
I phoned lufthansa to cancel flights yesterday, I didn't get it all, but I think in german they said "for faster times, speak to an english agent" (poor phone reception so some words cut out),…
1 posts, 12:55 hrs
Hello I decided to leave my current company since some months. And I'm supposed to leave the company end of April. For the month of April the company applied Kurzarbeit 50% for all the…
151 posts, 12:35 hrs
Friday 13th March 2020, 21:30 Irish Pub Tauentzienstraße 9-12, 10789 Berlin, Germany maps.app.goo.gl/gl8abqnp... Irish Pub is downstairs in the Europa-Center. Tables reserved. Meetup sign…
8 posts, 09:35 hrs
I don't think 800 EUR sounds high. Next time you hire anyone to do anything, ask first how much it might cost. Probably people that get tile laid down get estimates beforehand too.
21 posts, 09:26 hrs
Saxony has an extensive FAQ on its Coronavirus website. Perhaps Bayern does too? coronavirus.sachsen.de/h... In Sachsen it is allowed to visit your Kleingaerten with people from your household
3 posts, 13:07 yesterday
Hi all, I am wondering if anybody knows if those with Freelance Visa (non-EU citizen) are entitled to the newly announced government Corona aid? In my visa, the terms state "Erlischt mit Bezug von…
9 posts, 12:23 yesterday
What do the local fire authority say about not being able to get access to the property in case of an emergency? I thought you needed a permit to block a parking space never mind a road.
6 posts, 10:56 yesterday
With regards the height you need to check your local town regulations. Where I live, a hedge/bush/tree can be planted 50 cm from the boundary, but not allowed to grow more than 1.5 m, for every 50 cm…
406 posts, 1 April
Hi everyone, a few questions about Elternzeit: I had a baby last July. Took a whole year of Elternzeit so it ends in July this year. 1. I would like to extend my Elternzeit because my baby is only…
41 posts, 1 April
We had a cat tracker, not the same sort, and found that the detail wasn't fine enough to really work out exactly where the cat had been. I missed the defamatory comments about Jack Russels earlier…
68 posts, 1 April
In the UK, short term working can only be enforced by employers if there is a pre-existing contractual entitlement to do so, which is why most folk in the UK have never come across it.
19 posts, 1 April
At the moment I think the current restrictions are until the 20th April. If new infection rate isn't slowing down by then, the restrictions will probably be extended until 30th April and then the…
7 posts, 1 April
I´m sure if you were successful in a job application you could make an arrangement to start later, given the current situation it would be difficult for you to start a new job right now even if you…
176 posts, 1 April
- our forum is set up so that threads that are replied to show up in the unread posts feed, meaning that even "old" threads are just as good for commenting in - that is lovely for Frankfurt! In…
6 posts, 1 April
Buy some stain remover from your local drug store and wash the shoes again with the stain remover. If that doesn't work, try pure bleach. Then read up on color separation when doing laundry.
2 posts, 1 April
You can cancel at the end of each month, but you'll be subject to a retroactive charge equal to the annual discount you received (two free monthly tickets). See here for instructions:…
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Measures taken by officials to slow the spread of coronavirus are starting to show effect, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control said on Friday. It came as deaths topped 1,000 in Germany.

Dortmund stadium to be used as medical centre in coronavirus crisis

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