Bayern board member kahn excludes current loan of nubel

No one is thinking about a loan, kahn explained: "we are happy and satisfied that alexander is coming to us."After this season, 23-year-old nubel will move to the german record champions on a free transfer, where he will have to line up behind captain and national goalkeeper manuel neuer for the foreseeable future. "I was just going to wait and see when he comes to FC bayern," kahn said. Then the first training sessions and the first games started, "and then we’ll let the situation evolve".

Neuer recently extended his contract early until 2023. Nubel, in turn, has signed with the record champion for five years. He should "gradually develop into the number 1," said ex-nationaltorhuter kahn. The bayern board did not comment specifically on possible guarantees for nubel’s deployment. But from the club’s point of view, the signing of the former U21 international goalkeeper was "a sensible decision," kahn said of the much-discussed move.

In the midst of the corona crisis, kahn is skeptical about the transfer market in soccer. The 50-year-old did not even rule out the possibility of not buying players from the german record champions this summer. "That could be an option," said kahn.

Deutsche Bahn and evg reach agreement in wage negotiations

After weeks of wrangling, deutsche bahn and the german railway and transport workers’ union (EVG) have reached an agreement in their collective bargaining negotiations. Both sides agreed on moderate wage and salary increases, according to the union and the company.

Exact numbers were not known at first. During the negotiations, both sides had agreed on a corridor of 0.5 to 1.5 percent wage increases. EVG had last demanded 1.5 percent more pay for employees. Details to be presented by the negotiating parties on friday morning.

"Our collective bargaining agreement protects DB AG employees from the effects of the corona pandemic until early 2023. That was exactly our goal," said EVG chairman designate klaus-dieter hommel.

Economists see upswing in danger

In view of rapidly rising new corona infections in germany, concern is growing among economists about the possible economic consequences of a second wave of the pandemic.

"The economic upswing was largely allowed to stall until the spring," said the chief economist of the state-owned k banking group, fritzi kohler-geib. "This also allowed unemployment to stagnate in the coming months or – if things go badly – to increase significantly."

Federal minister of economics peter altmaier called the infection situation "dramatic", but warned again against a shutdown of the economy. "There must not be a new flat-covering lockdown, and I don’t think it’s necessary," the CDU politician told the newspapers of the funke media group. Finance minister olaf scholz considers germany to be in good financial shape. "The corona pandemic is far from being defeated, and as expected, we are now seeing a significant increase in the number of infections in the fall," the SPD politician told the "augsburger allgemeine" (saturday). "The situation is serious, and we are taking it seriously."

Lebanon's ambassador to germany to become prime minister

After the devastating explosion in beirut, lebanon’s former ambassador to germany is to lead the country out of the crisis as the new head of government. The main blocs of the parliament nominated on monday the 48 years old mustafa adib as prime minister.

Head of state michel aoun has tasked adib with forming a government, a spokesman for the presidential palace announced on monday. The previous government resigned after the devastating explosion in the port of beirut four weeks ago.

Adib pledged swift government formation and fundamental reforms in initial address. In these difficult times, there is no time for speeches, promises or congratulations, he said. "It’s time to work, with all our strength and in cooperation with everyone." For his government he wants to choose people with competence and expertise. Lebanon faces limited opportunities.