Afd: seat rehearsal in kulmbach city hall

Afd: seat rehearsal in kulmbach city hall

The 2020 municipal elections cast their shadows ahead: the budget meeting on thursday was followed live in the town hall – unrecognized by most of the city councilors – by former afd district chairman georg hock. When asked, he confirmed that his party will have its own list of candidates in the municipal elections. He will also run for office "if the party committees so decide", said the afd national board member. Hock firmly assumes that the afd will be a member of the next city council. As a "seat test he described his visit to the town hall as a therapy. He had "just had a sniff" want.

Is the newspaper allowed to write this?

Whether OB henry schramm (CSU) was irritated by hock’s presence? Maybe it was just a joke, when he said, after the compliment of hans-dieter herold (die grunen), that the "admirable engagement" of the city council is a good thing of the mayor "for our town mentioned, meant: "this beautiful praise if the newspaper was allowed to write also still." As if we had to ask the chancellor what we are allowed to write and what we are not allowed to write …

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Germans’ trust in their fellow man grows

Germans' trust in their fellow man grows

According to a survey by the hamburg-based BAT foundation for future issues, almost two-thirds (65 percent) said in the past year that "people can be trusted". In 2010, it was still 9 percent less. In 2008, not even half (49 percent) said they had confidence in their fellow human beings. "The development is primarily driven by the younger generations," explained foundation director ulrich reinhardt.

According to reinhardt, head of the foundation, one reason for this development is the crises of the past decade – terrorism, the banking crisis and the euro crisis. "You realize again that you are more dependent on each other," he said. Among other things, good neighborliness has experienced a renaissance. "People have realized that the decades of consumerism and selfishness are coming to an end and that they have to set new priorities in life. Since then, there has been a kind of paradigm shift," said reinhardt.

According to the survey, the vast majority (91 percent) consider the family to be the most important thing in life. "When a threat comes from auben, the internal cohesion becomes more coarse. In this respect, crises that affect many people can also contribute to an increase in trust among each other," said trust researcher martin K.W. Schweer from the university of vechta.

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Blooming passion for running

Blooming passion for running

It's easy to tell that they are mother and daughter. Not only in the face. Even when running. Antje schmitt (42) and her daughter tina (12) from michelfeld look the same on the bridge circuit, take the same coarse steps and jog at the same pace. There is no complaining, just a bit of puffing as the road briefly climbs a bit in front of the new main bridge. Finally, the two ladies complete the route without a single pause for walking. A significant improvement on the last time.

A problem shared is a problem halved
Actually they only wanted to "get fitter again a bit – but in the meantime, tina and antje are keeping up very well. They are almost astonished themselves. "We both haven't done any sports for a long time and wanted to do something for ourselves together again", antje wrote in her application for the running group. "Lounging on the sofa may be fun, but sports are much healthier." So far the two ladies however lacked the motivation "the kitzinger" has given them a small initial funding. "Getting fit again with other fellow sufferers is something else", says antje. "We know that it will be difficult to fight our inner pig-dog, but together with the others we will surely succeed."

The two are also on a good way. Finally, they not only run bravely with pleasure jogger dieter somorowsky in the kitzinger group, but also meet at least one additional time a week with the runners from TV marktsteft. "You have to keep at it", says antje – and she knows what she's talking about. After all, she often has to work abroad, and was just in china for ten days – between all the traffic lights in the urban jungle, jogging was out of the question. "The movement comes up far short", she says, smiling at her daughter. She has hardly been able to get her act together. Together with her mother she now wants to stay on it.

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Moated castle unique opportunity

moated castle unique opportunity

Veronika schadeck the county and the municipality of mitwitz want to put the wasserschloss in a good position with all its facets. The castle lauenstein and the fortress rosenberg should be included along the grunes band. On thursday afternoon the feasibility study "eurocampus grunes band" was presented presented in the county committee in the riding hall of the wasserschloss. In it different development possibilities for the wasserschloss were pointed out, on which florian kirfel of the architekturburo studio grunder kirfel went into more detail.

He pointed out that the 140-page work was already completed in 2018. Now that the ownership situation had been clarified, he could present the study.

Before that, kirfel gave an analysis of the actual state of affairs. He spoke of a high-quality individual monument from the renaissance period with a sports hall, a youth hostel and an inn, which is embedded in a beautiful landscape.

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Bad kissingen hospice association visits coburg hospice

Bad kissingen hospice association visits coburg hospice

The almost 50 participants were offered a varied program: the first stop was a tour of the ehrenburg castle. In two groups, the participants were guided through the ceremonial rooms of the representative city residence by competent museum guides with an affinity for their homeland and were introduced to the history of the coburg dukes. That coburg not only has a lot to offer in terms of history, but also in terms of cuisine, was demonstrated in the traditional restaurant "goldenes kreuz" be tasted.

It is always a concern of the hospice association to deepen the idea of hospice and to make it more visible. And so the visit to the hospice in coburg was a focal point of the trip. The hospice – located in a residential area with single-family homes and colorful, well-tended gardens – is run by the caritas association, can accommodate eight patients (who are referred to as guests in the house) and has been in operation for a year. The average length of stay is 21 days. The hospice guests live in modern, very bright and friendly single rooms, all of which have access to the terrace. Visitors have the possibility to stay overnight with their relatives, each room is additionally equipped with a modern folding bed. The work in the hospice is based on the conviction that every seriously ill, dying person has an unconditional right to dignified and attentive support and the best possible care.

This attitude was very evident in the director of the facility, who took a lot of time for the visitors and answered their questions empathetically and competently. The occupancy rate of over 95 percent shows how important this facility is for coburg.

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“Fatal signal for the site”

Every line of the report says that the coburg chamber of industry and commerce has been campaigning for years for a four-lane expansion of the B 4 between the frankenbrucke and the southern access road. The need and urgency of the expansion are also documented by the fact that the project has been included in the federal transport infrastructure plan. But on thursday, the city council rejected the expansion as presented in a preliminary study by the state building office. Friedrich herdan, president of the coburg chamber of commerce and industry, commented on friday with the following words: "with this decision, the city of coburg is missing a historic opportunity to eliminate a major location disadvantage in terms of traffic connections. The opportunity to reduce congestion during rush hour and to eliminate an accident blackspot is also being missed."

Herdan does not accept the argument that the widened B 4 will attract additional traffic. Although the route via the B 289 and B 4 is slightly shorter than via the A 73, it is more time-consuming. The two traffic lights planned for weichengereuth made the journey even longer. The increase in traffic volume in this section, as calculated by the bamberg building authority, was due to a shift of vehicles from the city center, which was thus relieved.

IHK president herdan also sees no conflict with a possible double-track expansion of the railroad line in the south of coburg, which is urgently needed to increase the number of ICE trains. The alignment for both tracks could be swung in the direction of the guterbahnhof – an opinion that is confirmed by the german railroads. "Last but not least, it is a matter of concern for our logistics companies and commercial enterprises with corresponding freight traffic to improve the traffic routing", herdan explained. The economic region, whose industry is based primarily on mechanical engineering and automotive, is facing major changes due to structural, mobility and climate change and needs the best possible location conditions. "The decision of the coburg city council is a fatal signal for the attractiveness of our economic area and must be urgently revised", demanded friedrich herdan in conclusion.

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Nationwide strikes: lufthansa responds with radical strike list

Nationwide strikes: lufthansa responds with radical strike list

Lufthansa reacts with radical cancellations in the flight schedule to the warning strikes of the trade union verdi announced for this monday. The company has cancelled almost all flights. While lufthansa does not expect longer queues in the departure halls because of the cancellation list published early, the railroad is preparing for a rush at the tracks. "We’ll put anything on the track that drives," a spokeswoman said on sunday.

Of a total of 1720 planned departures in germany, only 32 are expected to take off, according to lufthansa. German and european routes are particularly affected. Of the more than 1,650 short-haul flights planned, only 20 could be offered in the special flight schedule, it was announced – especially from berlin, where the warning strike began on monday at 14:00.30 o’clock is to end. Only a dozen of the 70 long-haul flights take off.

Affected by the flight cancellations at lufthansa departures in germany are the airports berlin, bremen, dresden, dusseldorf, frankfurt am main, friedrichshafen, hamburg, hannover, koln, leipzig, munich, munster-osnabruck, nurnberg, paderborn-lippstadt and stuttgart. Passengers can change flights booked for monday free of charge or, for example, switch to the train. The lufthansa subsidiary germanwings, on the other hand, said that according to the current state of information, all its flights took place.

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Program before the end?

The vacation program of the municipality of himmelkron is in danger. But not because the associations are running out of issues, but because the court ruling on the fatal swimming accident in the himmelkron open-air pool is still making waves with regard to the liability risk. Councillor nicolin engelhardt (CSU/G), who has been developing the vacation program as youth spokesperson for the municipality of himmelkron, was at a loss at the youngest meeting of the municipal council: "almost all the clubs have dropped out. People are not willing to participate in the vacation program again." She asked how one can protect oneself so that the caretakers at the clubs do not come into conflict with the law: "if, for example, a child is allergic and suffers an allergic shock from a bee sting, what do you do then?? That had to be asked purely theoretically, it's not only about water."

Don't punish the children

Mayor gerhard schneider said: "the verdict against the supervisor has caused a lot of uncertainty in the clubs and associations. We have tried to offer a rich program during the vacations, and I would regret it if we had to stop the vacation program because no association could be found to take responsibility for the children and young people because of this verdict." Schneider therefore wants to contact the youth welfare office at the district office kulmbach and clarify the legal consequences. Second mayor harald peetz showed understanding for the clubs, but emphasized: "if we stop everything, we punish the children." 

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Jean paul’s “flegeljahre” in coburg

Jean paul's

Jean paul, whom women loved, who liked to drink beer, who attracted attention in coburg by urinating in public, and who loved to write his pointed letters – one can at least smile about him. But jean paul, the poet? Eyebrows are raised. This language, this fuzzy stuff is much too exhausting. Brigitte maisch and edmund frey don't think so. For months, they have been intensively studying the poet from upper franconia, who was born in wunsiedel in 1763, went by the burgher name johann paul friedrich richter and died in bayreuth in 1825. "Everyone knows him, but hardly anyone has read him", says brigitte maisch, regrets this and wants to change it.

Therefore it was not only the 250. Birthday jean pauls on 21. Marz 2013, which inspired her and her husband to look into the auberge habitual man. After all, he lived in coburg from june 1803 to august 1804 at gymnasiumsgasse 5 and for a time in the garden house at adamiberg. The authors are planning a reading book with the title "sausack, swan quills and very beautiful faces – jean paul in coburg", describing the poet and the legation councillor who was also invited to the court, who had a difficult relationship with women, was a house tyrant, but also liked to play the clown from time to time. What is said to have irritated even goethe and schiller. "It will be an empathetic book", explains edmund frey. "We don't dislike this guy. He has qualities as a human being and as a poet. I was going to make a film about him."

Making people want to read
But because writing is more the profession of the two librarians, brigitte maisch and edmund frey, they are now writing a book about jean paul. In this way, they want to make reading fun for all those who so far know the poet only from the horen saga. For the authors he has become a part of their everyday life. "We talk about what we have just read at every opportunity", tells edmund frey. And brigitte maisch adds: "we have a lot of material about jean paul, but we will mainly focus on his time in coburg." But there are also connections to the years in weimar and in meiningen. Focus on jean paul's letters in the collection of materials. Parts of it he regularly recorded in his letter copying book to use in his literary work.

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Rtl: children in bangladesh close for textile discounter kik

Rtl: children in bangladesh close for textile discounter kik

This was announced in advance by the RTL journal "punkt 12". The discounter confirmed to the news agency dpa in a statement an "illegal subcontracting": a main supplier in bangladesh had worked with illegal methods, he now gets a conventional fine of 5000 US-dollars (about 3900 euro). The business relations will be terminated immediately.

According to the station, "punkt 12" reporter alexander romer disguised himself as a textile buyer, set up a dummy company and used a hidden camera to gain access to factories near the capital dhaka that produce for the german market. According to the report, children between the ages of ten and 14 worked in one of the factories.

In the past months, brands in particular had drawn attention to the production conditions in asian textile factories – where lax safety standards and unsocial conditions often prevail. The reputation of the textile discounter kik had suffered in the process, as tengelmann boss karl-erivan haub admitted, to whose retail group kik also belongs.

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