Ukraine: uncertainty despite grain corridor

Two dozen ships have left the largest Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea since 22.Leave July. On this day, an agreement was signed in Istanbul, mediated by the United Nations and Turkey, to allow grain exports from Ukraine to resume after months of blockade by Russian warships and Ukrainian sea mines. One of the first ships to leave was freighted by the UN to 23.000 tons of wheat to starving people in Ethiopia. In total, more than 600.000 tons of grain made their way to the world market, according to the interim balance sheet of the State Seaport Administration of Ukraine. The port authority's plans are ambitious: soon 100 ships a month are to leave the Ukrainian ports of Odessa, Pivdenny and Chornomorsk. But you are still miles away from that.

Shipping companies hesitate

Apart from the freighter that left for Ethiopia on behalf of the UN, only four other ships have entered the ports of Odessa region to pick up grain in accordance with newly concluded contracts. The rest were ships that had been stuck in the harbors for months before. "Things are very slow with new contracts," says Pavlo Martyshev of the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) in an interview with DW. "Market participants don't really trust the Russians and are expecting surprises," Martyshev said, alluding to the Russian missile strike on the port of Odessa just one day after the agreement was signed.

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Travel insurance for language trips

Travel insurance for language trips

Travel insurances are, in general, insurance contracts that cover various risks in connection with travel and stays abroad. Here we present the most important ones – travel health insurance, travel accident insurance, travel liability insurance and luggage insurance:

The travel health insurance

Your statutory health insurance will cover the costs of "damage claims" only if they are located within "Schengen countries" (countries that have a social agreement with the FRG) can apply. Most of the European states belong to the Schengen countries. Within this zone, however, the statutory health insurances only reimburse the treatment costs that would be paid for the same treatment within Germany. So if travelers fall ill or have an accident in the destination country, the insurance coverage provided by the statutory insurance is usually not sufficient to cover all costs. Important: Outside the Schengen countries, you have no insurance coverage at all through your statutory health insurance! In case of emergency, you would have to pay for your entire treatment yourself.
A suitable travel/foreign health insurance protects travelers from possibly very high medical and treatment costs that can arise abroad. It also covers, for example, the costs of a medically necessary return transport to Germany.

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What is the difference between a collie and a sheltie?

Collies vs. Shelties: what is the difference? These fluffy and loving herding dogs may look similar and are often mistaken for each other, but they are definitely not the same thing! Rough Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs are two different breeds that have their own interesting history, temperament and characteristics. They differ in size; smooth Collies have a shorter, flatter coat than their rough counterparts and do not resemble the Sheltie. Rough and smooth Collies share the same temperament and size.


Shelties are much smaller than collies! A typical Sheltie Stands about 13 to 16 inches tall in shoulder height and weighs from 20 to 25 pounds, but the average Collie comes in at about 26 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 60 to 75 pounds and stands 26 inches at the shoulder. The collie muzzle is also longer than that of a Sheltie.

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Insurtechs: what is it?

More and more disruptive fintechs are currently appearing on the market, taking the service and banking segment by storm. A change can also be observed in the insurance industry in this context – this is being driven forward in particular by the so-called InsurTechs. InsurTechs are active in various segments in this respect.

For example, one of these innovative InsurTechs is Coya. The company offers digital insurance, such as dog health insurance or home insurance. What is behind the business models is explained in the following article.

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Travel with hand luggage only – tips and tricks

If you are not traveling for a long time and possibly only staying away for the weekend, you can also fly without a suitcase and large travel bag. Like? By arranging the hand luggage systematically and sensibly. To travel only with hand luggage is a special challenge, but with a little organization and thought it is doable. It should be noted, however, that each airline has its own rules regarding additional luggage and there are no uniform laws for it. The appropriate mass, weight and number of permitted pieces of luggage must therefore be checked separately before each flight. The latter is also sensible and should not be estimated pi times thumb, after all, thick fees can quickly become due. Even low-cost airlines like cash in on this once in a while. To be able to travel really carefree, we recommend our tips for hand luggage packing.

Packing hand luggage correctly – tips

If you want to avoid surprising extra charges, you should make a packing list for your hand luggage before your flight. This should be well considered and in accordance with the guidelines of the relevant airlines. But how to pack the hand luggage without the airline complaining about it? First of all, it is important to limit your hand luggage to the essentials. Note the tips now mentioned for packing suitcases in a space-saving manner. A warmer jacket should of course not be missing on any trip. Who buys now a cuddly jacket for warm nights, should wear it during the flight. In the hand luggage suitcase it would take valuable space away, which could be used otherwise. The choice of clothes, jewelry or shoes should be chosen according to the days and the occasion of the trip.

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Rehabilitation in orthopedics and trauma surgery

Rehabilitation as the third pillar of the health care system is becoming increasingly important. Due to the increasingly aging population, many sufferers experience functional limitations due to diseases and problems with the musculoskeletal system. Rehabilitation measures also support reintegration into everyday life after operations or accidents. The goals of rehabilitation are to maintain mobility and independence.

Rehabilitation is the important third pillar of the health care system (after prevention and treatment of illnesses and injuries) and aims to reintegrate the affected person as far as possible into independence, both at home and at work. Rehabilitate = restore, re-enable

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Crime scene episode 1209: the killer in me

"The murderer in me": The title of the new crime scene from the Swabian metropolis of Stuttgart is somewhat misleading, because it's not actually about murder in 29. Case of the well-rehearsed investigator duo Thorsten Lannert (Richy Muller) and Sebastian Bootz (Felix Klare): Ben Dellien never had the intention to kill a human being. But on a car trip, in the evening in the dark and on a rain-soaked road, it suddenly happens: He overlooks a cyclist and hits him from behind with his heavy SUV. A situation that probably all drivers are afraid of. Instead of helping the injured man lying on the side of the road, Dellien, who is under pressure, simply keeps on driving. Hit-and-run with fatal consequences.

Thanks to meticulous research, Lannert and Bootz get on the trail of the lawyer Dellien, but he tries every means to maintain his bourgeois ideal world facade. And Commissioner Bootz is also suddenly overcome by doubts: Is it really fair to prosecute a person who was not attentive for a single second and then once made a wrong decision?

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Damage worth millions after sagewerk fire in hofles: “huge bang” and black cloud of smoke – new details on cause of fire

  • Black cloud of smoke and "huge bang in upper franconia
  • Sagewerk in flames
  • Police give details of grobbrand:

Update on 17.09.2019, 15.40 o'clock: damage in hofles in the million range

The damage caused by the blaze at the sagewerk in hofles, upper franconia, amounts to around four million euros. The estimate is based on the investigations of the coburg criminal investigation department.

Furthermore, there is news about the cause of the fire: according to the criminal investigation department, a technical defect is suspected.

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Travel to the us during pregnancy

Travel during pregnancy can be for both personal and professional reasons. However, if the trip takes them to the U.S., pregnant women may also encounter problems. So you should inform yourself before travel start exactly on which entry regulations you should pay attention to.

But at what point in pregnancy does entry into the U.S. prove difficult?? And what reasons can be cited to refuse the issuance of a visa? On these and further questions to the topic entry pregnant USA you receive all important information in the following councellor.

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Braces costs: these benefits and financing options are available

Orthodontic treatment requires patience and costs money. Before getting started with braces or splints, it's a good idea to find out about the costs you're likely to incur. Which costs are covered by health insurance? Which costs are not covered? When must braces be paid for privately? Those who can't or don't want to pay for everything at once can take advantage of various financing options, such as payment by installments.

Braces costs during treatment: From when does the health insurance fund cover?

When it comes to the question of which costs are covered by the statutory health insurance (SHI), the so-called KIG system comes into play. KIG stands for orthodontic indication groups. On the basis of the progress of the tooth change and by the classification of five degrees of severity it is judged whether the costs are taken over. In the case of degrees one and two, the costs are not covered by the statutory health insurance. For grades three through five, the public health insurance contributes to the cost. Whether one pays anything extra privately depends on the additional services chosen.

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