Lander chiefs want to allow ard and zdf more on the internet

Lander chiefs want to allow ard and zdf more on the internet

Public broadcasters will be able to make their own programs available on the internet for longer than before. ARD, ZDF and deutschlandradio are also to be given more freedom in their editorial offerings on the internet.

The minister presidents agreed on this at a meeting in saarbrucken on friday. Rhineland-palatinate’s head of government, malu dreyer (SPD), who heads the broadcasting commission of the states, also called on the broadcasters to make more stringent savings.

With regard to their savings plans, which ARD, ZDF and deutschlandradio presented in their reports to the broadcasting commission at the end of september, she said: "we praise this as a first step, but we are not satisfied. But it must go on. We need more mabreakdowns and reform steps to actually put us in a better position."

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Heinz-christian strache wants to become mayor of vienna

Heinz-christian strache wants to become mayor of vienna

Ex-fpo chief heinz-christian strache, who fell over ibiza video, has announced his return to the political scene.

He wants to challenge the current mayor of vienna, michael ludwig (spo), in the state elections in the austrian capital with a new burger movement, strache declared in vienna on wednesday.

The 50-year-old had appeared at the political ash wednesday of the allianz fur osterreich (dao), a party recently founded by fpo defectors. He described the dao as the first nucleus for the new citizens’ movement, which he will present in detail in a few weeks’ time.

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Now it’s the sandstone wall’s turn: flood bridge in habfurt makes progress

Now it's the sandstone wall's turn: flood bridge in habfurt makes progress

The flood bridge in habfurt is a piece of urban history. When it was built in 1888, the 20-span arch bridge was intended to provide easy access to the main bridge in the event of flooding, thus ensuring access to the city from the south at any time. Currently, problems could arise if the main river overflows its banks: the bridge is being renovated, while traffic has to use a temporary bypass past the FC habfurt parking lot.

While the construction workers have already lifted the exposed reinforced concrete carriageway slab from 1962 from the structure and are currently working on a new one, the restoration of the sandstone wall is also currently on the agenda. This has been affected by weather and flooding in the past decades. So in the area of the side walls, the abutments and the sandstone piers, old stones have to be replaced and the joints renewed, as an employee of the company responsible explains. It is specialized in the restoration of natural stone and goes to work in different procedures. So the employees grout special places by hand. For example, this is the case in the immediate vicinity of a coat of arms.

In other places, the employee goes on to explain, he and his colleagues went about renewing the joints mechanically. The aim of the work is to preserve the traditional look of the gewolbe and thus of the whole bridge.

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