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Fragrant little man
When Christmas is in Bocholt, you can see and hear a lot of things that are part of typical customs: Santa Clauses, Christmas trees, Christmas music and lots of lights. Not so well known is a little man you can meet at the Bocholt Christmas market. It is made of wood and can be recognized by its always open mouth. He is called "smoker" or "smoker". It has been around for a long time. It was first mentioned around 1830. Like so many Christmas figures made from wood and other handicraft products, it originally comes from the Erz Mountains in Saxony. The little man, usually between 15 and 30 centimeters tall but sometimes even bigger, is called "smoker" because he smokes. A small incense candle is burned inside. When lit, it releases a fragrance and a fine smoke that comes from the figure's mouth. The incense was originally. But there have long been incense candles that give off the scent of fir or the scent of vanilla, cinnamon, honey, gingerbread, baked apple, mulled wine, violet or lavender. At the Christmas market you could see that there are very different "smokers". They often look like hikers - with a backpack on their backs and a walking stick in their hands. But there are also […]
A day for the teachers
Autumn is coming to an end and soon we will have winter. Also in Afghanistan, where it is much colder in the mountains than in Bocholt. Emamahmad Azimi from the Orbis team comes from Afghanistan. He looks again at the autumn in which he experienced the customs of St. Martin and Nikolaus in Bocholt and describes a custom from his homeland: the day for the teachers. “With us,” says Emamahmad, “the teachers have a special prestige in society. They are almost sacred. The teachers are the lights that make our lives and our future brighter. We need to take good care of these lights and treat them well so that they can continue to shine in our lives. At the 5. We traditionally celebrate the Teachers' Day in Afghanistan in October. On this day, the students thank their teachers for the work they did in the school year. Then they eat and celebrate together, mostly in the great outdoors. Teachers receive gifts and flowers from their students. There are also some students who write poems to their teachers and give them to them. ”
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Help with applications
How do I find a job? A very important question, because when I work, I can earn money, and that's what I need for shopping or living. The adult education center in Bocholt (VHS) helps to create conditions to find work. There you can find out your own competencies. And you can learn how the job market works, how job offers are properly understood, how to apply to a company and write their CV, and how to conduct a job interview with a company.
Information for the elderly care
German citizens often think that the strong cohesion in families from other cultures ensures that the family members are also cared for in old age. But even in those families, the structures change, they too are affected by the demographic change of society. If you live here, you must increasingly use the German system of assistance for the elderly. For this they often lack information. Then some of them do not ask the German authorities because they had bad experiences there. The Bocholter Association "Life in the Age" (LiA) has a tip: It points to information sessions on social benefits in old age for all parishioners and interested Turkish citizens. - Living Will and Prosecution, Thursday, 5. December, 15-16: 30 clock, Ditib mosque, Langenbergstrasse 49. Speaker: Sanna Zachey (SkF) - Benefits of social assistance in old age, Thursday, 16. January 2020, 15-16: 30 clock, Alevi's cultural space, Westend 50. Speaker: Tina Papenkort (city administration Bocholt) - Basic knowledge about pension and pension insurance, Thursday, 23. January 2020, 15-16: 30 clock, Ditib mosque, Langenbergstrasse 49. Speaker: Birgitta Zywietz (city administration Bocholt) - Nursing care benefits, Thursday, 30. January 2020, 15-16: 30 Clock, QuartiersHaus, Saarstraße 33. Speaker: Ulla Brauchmann (LiA) The events that are to provide assistance are being carried out as part of the LEADER project "Integration supported by volunteering". Additional Information […]
My beautiful shining turnip and my big hunger
When in Bocholt the children are walking through the streets on St. Martin's Day, their lanterns are lit up. Some lanterns are made of paper, but there are also other, very special lights here: lanterns made from turnips. Beets were once a vegetable that was not expensive and was a common food, especially for poor people. And from it could also make cheap lanterns. The turnips, also called "Runkel", were cut through and "hollowed out". The interior was removed, leaving only a slightly thicker outer layer. This was decorated with a knife with different motives, as you can see in the photos. This is traditionally still done today. At the big Martinsumzug on Wednesday you can admire many such beet lanterns. Bianca from the Orbis team remembers such a move, where she got very hungry as a child and then ... (read on!) Hopefully, I thought, we'll be soon at the Town Hall where St. Martin is portrayed and on a white horse sitting. With difficulty I put one foot in front of the other. The long journey in the Martinsumzug by the city strained me. My turnip lantern was heavy. Why, of all things, had I selected the largest and heaviest turnip and made my lantern out of it? Now, you […]
I'm Orbis: Bianca Mümken
My name is Bianca Mümken, I was born in Bocholt and I am 49 years old.My nationality: Mensch.Die world is colorful, and so am I. For this reason, I have always volunteered, whether as an election assistant, legal advisor or now at Orbis.Nach many years of activity as a clerk for office communication, focus EDV, I attended the continuing education college Westmünsterland, there to acquire the Abitur.Nach successful degree I then social education in Nijmegen, NL. Today I practice a journalistic activity at "Made in Bocholt" and spend my leisure time pursuing my hobbies: photography, traveling, dancing and art. Orbis is important to me as it enhances my social skills, bridges between people with and without a migration background build and - focusing on people of all nationalities - can help in finding opportunities for further education or leisure activities. [...]
"Gemütlichkeit" is the most beautiful
Which German word is the most beautiful? A language magazine called "Deutsch perfekt" asked this question. A jury of readers worldwide had put together a list of suggestions. This list was submitted to people learning German. They came from 46 different countries. The most beautiful word in the German language, the interviewees thought, is "comfort". In the following places animals landed: In second place came the word "butterfly", in third place the word "squirrel". And which German words sound most beautiful for you?
Pictures of an escape
At the 7.10.2019 there will be an accompanying event from 18: 30 to 20: 30 in the premises of Stadtsparkasse Bocholt, market 8. instead of. Exhibition initiator Gerburgis Sommer from Haltern will talk about escape stories and volunteer work and guide them through the exhibition. In addition, Suleiman Saado from Iraq will tell of his escape story and give the escape not only a face but also a voice. Openly and courageously, asylum seekers and refugees in the exhibition show their faces and tell their story: who they are, why they had to flee and what they experienced on the way. Gerburgis Sommer tells about the origin of the exhibition, about the stories behind the pictures. A young man with a refugee background, who can be found on one of the roll ups, reports personally about his escape story, his arrival here in Germany and his current life situation in Germany. Further information can be found here: www.gesicht-einer-flucht.de
I am Orbis: Emamahmad Azimi
"I am Emamahmad Azimi. Different cultures allow us to organize the world differently and give us the opportunity to look at the world differently. With each newly learned culture you acquire a new soul. That's what motivates me to join Orbis. "
Summer party and climate protection
Everyone is talking about the climate. The conservationists of the Nature Conservation Union (NABU) make climate protection a central theme at their summer party on Sunday, 15. September, from 11 to 18 clock. At this festival on the Festwiese am Aasee there is a lot of information, coffee, cake, drinks and healthy food - also vegetarian and vegan. For children there is, among other things, an offer for crafts. Besides, you can win something. Besides the NABU many other clubs and exhibitors are there. They all want to show that there are many ideas to improve the living conditions for people, animals and plants in Bocholt.
Latest news from Made in Bocholt
New scam: fraudsters steal five-figure sum with “love scamming”
District of Borken (ots) - Instead of finding great love, the 54-year-old only suffered high financial losses: The man from the district of Borken lost a five-digit euro amount - the money went to Russian accounts. The 54-year-old had contacted a Russian woman via a social network on the Internet. But the exchange of messages didn't stop there: the woman asked for money. Again and again she could give supposedly good reasons for it. Sometimes it was about the costs of a medical emergency by the mother of the chat partner, sometimes about an arrest and a security deposit, and finally also about financing the woman's flight to Germany. The man made a total of four transfers before he sensed the fraud. The recipient of the money had come up with a few ideas to keep him safe. So she also sent him supposed ID data. But in the end the only thing left for those affected was the bitter realization that strangers had manipulated their feelings in order to get their money. The actions of the perpetrators in this case are not unknown to the investigators of the Kripo in Borken. Experts speak of so-called “scamming”: the supposed way to happiness leads to prepayments to a fraudster, English “scammer”. A […]
Warehouse logistics specialists pass the test
An unusual premiere at Rademacher Geräte-Elektronik GmbH in Rhede: For the first time, the company, which is based in the Rhede-Ost business park on Buschkamp, carried out a practical IHK test for a warehouse logistics specialist. A total of 18 young women and men passed their final examination here under the critical eyes of the examination board for the district of Borken. "It is very important that the practical exams for in-company training occupations take place under realistic conditions and at a high technical level," emphasized the chairman of the IHK examination committee, Florian Stechert from Rudolf Ostermann GmbH in Bocholt. He was therefore very pleased that Rademacher made its modern logistics center available for practical tests at the IHK Nord Westfalen. "The premiere was successful anyway," said Stechert. The IHK Nord Westfalen quickly decided that Rademacher would be suitable as an examination location. After all, the company, founded in 1967, is considered to be the "leading provider of smart solutions for home automation and a manufacturer of drives and controls". For Michael Konert, who is responsible for logistics at Rademacher and is also a volunteer member of the examination committee, it was "obvious to use our modern equipment and thus to contribute to ensuring quality in company training," he said. The management was immediately with his proposal […]
Vigil against old age poverty in the market place
The three Bocholt women Fatma Boland, Elisabeth Schmeinck and Sonja Blaschke have joined forces for the initiative “We in Bocholt against old-age poverty” and are calling for a vigil on Friday, January 24th, from 15 to 18 p.m. Market square in front of the historic town hall. In this way, they want to campaign for a self-determined and carefree pensioner life in a society that takes away instead of excluding vigils - all three point this out - are peaceful protests in which placards silently refer to a social grievance. The independent Bocholt Initiative is launching its own logo, which can be obtained until Thursday via email@example.com for the creation of your own posters (replies only in the evening). Of course, it would also be possible to formulate your protest handwritten on cardboard posters, etc. It continues: "We expressly distance ourselves from the Friday movement against poverty in old age," emphasizes Sonja Blaschke again. The vigil on January 24.01th. The historic town hall is registered with the police under the motto "Stop old age poverty" of the initiative "We in Bocholt against old age poverty". If you want to protest against poverty in old age with appropriate posters under the umbrella of the Friday movement, you can register your own vigil at another place or do this in a […]
Block unwanted calls: Gigaset brings call protection to its landline phones
Smart Call Block is the intelligent protection against unwanted calls. The new CL690A SCB from Gigaset made in Bocholt automatically compares unknown numbers with the entries in the tellows online database. Depending on the rating, the phone remains silent or the caller hears a busy signal - a world first in fixed-line telephony. In addition to the premium call protection Smart Call Block, the Gigaset CL690A SCB comes with a 2,4-inch color display, a large address book for up to 400 entries, three integrated answering machines and access to all entries from dastelefonbuch.de via the Gigaset Cloud. The phone rings. The number on the display is unknown. Is it a polling institute, the call center of the mobile operator or a gas or electricity supplier? Or is it just a good friend who has a new phone number? 95 percent of Germans rate unsolicited advertising calls on the landline as "rather undesirable". The number of written complaints to the Federal Network Agency more than doubled between 2016 and 2018 "Older people in particular find it difficult to get rid of unwanted callers," says Ralf Schweitzer, Senior Product Manager at Gigaset. This is now being done by Smart Call Block, the world's first intelligent, cloud-based call protection in a landline phone. Strong partners: Gigaset and tellows over the Internet […]
Social list calls for an end to the cheap tariffs for EWIBO employees
The Social List electorate publicly called on Mayor Peter Nebelo, as chairman of the supervisory board, to ensure better working conditions at the development and operating company of the city of Bocholt. "It must finally end with cheap tariffs at EWIBO, its companies and associations", spokesman Rainer Sauer demands. This is due to change contracts that should have been sent to employees in the new year. Mayor Peter Nebelo and EWIBO managing director Berthold Klein-Schmeink see no reason to publicly react to the claims. “The EWIBO Supervisory Board alone is the right body to discuss the compensation structure at the municipal subsidiary EWIBO,” they explain when asked in Made-in-Bocholt. According to Rainer Sauer, EWIBO employees are not paid according to the public service tariff. Employees even received the statutory minimum wage of EUR 9,35, according to a press release. In addition to the agreed weekly working hours, they should also have to be prepared if necessary. According to the Social List, overtime is accumulated in an overtime account. There should be no surcharges for this extra work. For the Social List, EWIBO employees are therefore second-class employees in the public service. Conversely, according to the voters, the municipal subsidiary should no longer receive any public contracts. Rainer Sauer also regards it as "hypocrisy" that […]