Less poison on highway 3 this year

Less poison on highway 3 this year

Actually they look quite cute, the small, fluffy caterpillars of the oak processionary moth – but their hairs can cause severe rashes with itching in humans when they come into contact with the skin. Therefore, the nests of the animals are removed for years, among other things with the poison diflubenzuron. This biocide is also said to be harmful to humans, according to the german nature and biodiversity conservation union (BN).

For the past two years, the organization has also been campaigning in the hochstadt area to dispense with the coarse spraying of the poison "with success", according to richard mergner, state representative of the BN, at a press conference on tuesday.

A safe picnic
For the presentation of the results of this commitment, the BN had come up with something special: at a highway parking lot on the A 3, they met for a picnic under oaks that had been sprayed with diflubenzuron for years. "Now, however, you can take a rest here again without danger", says tom konopka, regional officer of the BN.

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Union and spd win as crisis managers

Union and spd win as crisis managers

The country is in a state of emergency, and so are the politicians. The chancellor in quarantane in her apartment.

Her ministers appear before the cameras in earnest every day, and there is always a great deal at stake: billions in aid of historic proportions for the economy, people who are in acute fear of losing their jobs and their homes, the supply of food for supermarkets, and so on. A federal government in crisis manager mode. The electorate obviously likes it.

The union in particular is making gains in the polls, and the SPD a little too. Health minister jens spahn (CDU) is the man of the hour, CSU leader markus soder omnipresent as a particularly energetic corona fighter. Chancellor angela merkel (CDU) also earns praise abroad for level-headed but clear words.

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“Holzart” must make way for schweighofer

It was planned to present the wooden sculptures of the international art project "holzart XXI" to show until the end of october at the entrance to the rosenberg fortress. Numerous feedbacks have confirmed to the initiator ingo cesaro that the invited sculptors have not only maintained the quality, but have even increased it for this year’s number twenty-one.

Sculptures, such as "donar’s slate vertebrae by daniel amadeus michel, a combination of oak and slate, are highlights of the exhibition. He has combined two important former sources of income from the frankenwald, the timber industry and the slate industry, in his sculpture.

Prize winner jolanta switajski

Or this year’s prize winner of the 8. "Holzart"-the winner of the first prize, jolanta switajski (poland/eczech republic), with her two sculptures "noiseless – created in front of the forestry company nordhalben – and "convivial – created in front of the multi-purpose hall near the weibenbrunn town hall. Both groups of figures were made from one oak trunk. The prize was sponsored for the eighth time by the KMW foundation marktrodach. These sculptures alone, ranging from the abstract to the representational, show a cross-section of contemporary wood art.

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Drogba relies on bundesliga help at the cape

Drogba relies on Bundesliga help at the Cape

For the ex-chelsea FC star, who is now active in china, the tournament in south africa is about banishing a curse. Drogba has already had his hands on the cup twice – and failed in both 2006 (against agypt) and 2012 (against zambia) as a heiber title candidate in the penalty shootout. "There are still some titles i want to win and the africa cup is right up there," drogba told tv station "eurosport".

This time the roles are clearly distributed again. "We accept our position as favorites. We have great players who have won a lot with their clubs," said the french coach of the ivory coast, sabri lamouchi. Until the first game on tuesday against togo, the elephants can relax and watch the competition. The cape cup opens on saturday with a match between hosts sud africa and rude aubenseiter cape verde.

Auber boka and ya konan are just two other bundesliga pros at the continental tournament: aristide bance of FC augsburg and cedric makiadi of SC freiburg. Makiadi and the democratic republic of congo will face the second title contender ghana on sunday. Ghana made it to the quarterfinals of the 2010 world cup in south africa – but lost to uruguay in an unfortunate penalty shootout. Other opponents of kongo are niger and the team from mali, which will probably find it difficult to concentrate on fubball in view of the armed conflicts in its home country.

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Making leisure time safer

Making leisure time safer

There is no question that children and young people must be protected from all kinds of assaults. Finding someone to volunteer for children and youth today is becoming increasingly difficult. Against this background and on the occasion of a new law for a more active protection of the youngest citizens, which is in force since this year, the youth welfare committee was challenged. The youth and family department of the district office had developed a recommendation that should also be passed on to the municipalities. It was passed unanimously.

The recommendation contains concrete suggestions for prevention, so that persons with a serious criminal record are not employed in youth welfare activities, including community vacation programs. This means that for certain activities, adult caregivers must present extended certificates of good conduct: if the caregivers care for children and adolescents alone, without the participation of the parents, or not in public, or for more than one day.

"This is a very difficult topic", deputy district administrator johann pfister (BBL), who chaired the meeting, stated right at the beginning and referred to the current topic of "fish passes. It's still early days, he made clear. The discussion showed that the ideas developed in this meeting will probably have to be fleshed out later.
Bernd fricke (grune) praised the regulation put up for debate, but found it not so easy to handle.

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Edmund ulm leads the fate of the market town of igensdorf

Edmund ulm leads the fate of the market town of igensdorf

Edmund ulm appears unobtrusive, almost modest, when the 53-year-old talks about his life on his way to becoming the head of the igensdorf town hall. Let it come to you, participate, observe, take responsibility. The CSU politician takes time to reflect and explain.

"I wasn’t going to do it that way anymore,", looking back, he openly admits his professional career and ambitions. Ulm will die on 3. Born on october 1966, she grew up as the only son on a farm in the igensdorf suburb of dachstadt. His family has a dairy farm, where he has been helping out since he was a child. "In my mind it was clear: one day i would take over the farm", he remembers.

His path seemed preordained. Edmund ulm completes an industrial mechanic apprenticeship at "kugelmuller (today GMN) in nurnberg. He still works at the ball bearing manufacturer today, most recently as deputy workshop manager. Today he reflects: "it never drove me out, because I didn’t really have the time and thought about further education." The rough career change is now imminent: after 37 years with the same company, from 1. May his new job as full-time mayor of the market town of igensdorf.

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Prices for number portability when switching providers too high

Prices for number portability when switching providers too high

If customers want to take their old cell phone number with them when they change their cell phone provider, the companies ask them to pay for it.

Because the federal network agency considers these charges to be too high for many companies, the agency has initiated several proceedings. "We want to lower the hurdles for switching providers," a netzagentur spokesman told the deutsche presse agency. "Our approach is aimed at lowering charges across the entire market."

According to the law, consumers may only be charged for costs that are actually incurred when they switch providers. So far, some providers still charge up to 30 euros.

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The eu is omnipresent in kronach county

The eu is omnipresent in kronach county

On 26. May, the germans are called upon to make their way to the ballot box and vote for the european parliament. In the last election in 2014, the voter turnout in this country was 48.1 percent. The fact that only half of all eligible voters put their cross in the ballot box at that time is perhaps due to the fact that many people think: "oh, the EU is far away and has nothing to do with our everyday lives." The decisions and resolutions of european parliamentarians are with us every day – from morning to night.

A (fictitious) example from the kronach district: it is 6.30 o’clock. Johann and elisabeth kronacher sit at their cake table and eat breakfast. Johann blattert in the current issue of the french day. In his left hand, he holds a piece of cheese bread, which he bites into from time to time. The kase was brought back by the kronachers from their vacation in holland last week. In the trunk of their car they still had room for two small round gouda loaves. Customs duties do not apply in the european union for personal consumption quantities.

Coffee from italy

Elisabeth meanwhile shuffles her coffee. The cup contents: finest italian mocha. Bought at the local supermarket. Made possible by the EU’s internal market. Through them, foodstuffs from all over europe end up on domestic tables. The EU food regulations ensure that everything can be consumed without hesitation. Johann looks at the pie clock. "I have to go, honey. Otherwise I’ll be late for work." He stows his plate in the kitchen, then grabs his work bag and car keys. With a "see you tonight he says goodbye before the door closes behind him.

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New center: bayreuth squad is complete

New center: bayreuth squad is complete

Two weeks before the start of the training on 12 december. August basketball-bundesligist medi bayreuth finalizes its squad planning. The konigsposition is occupied by the 2.10 meter rough center brian qvale. So all speculations about a further engagement of gary mcghee in bayreuth are put to rest.

Qvale was spotted by coach predrag krunic in belgium and was at the top of the list of potential candidates right from the start. "Brian has already gained two years of experience in europe. He is a center who helps us offensively and defensively. At his young age of 25, he can still take a step forward with us," says krunic, so krunic about the american-born.

Center of the year in belgium
2007 started his career in the american college league NCAA. He went basket hunting with the montana grizzlies until 2011 and quickly established himself in the starting five. 2011/2012 the 107-kilo hune sought his first challenge in europe with turkish first division club aliaga. He immediately reached the playoffs with the team. In the process, he scored an average of 8.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 32 games. 2012/2013 qvale moved to belgian first division club belfius mons-hainaut and was runner-up. Here he made 31 appearances for 9.8 points plus 6.1 rebounds per game. This made him center of the year in belgium.

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Dresden police break up neo-nazi rally

Dresden police break up neo-Nazi rally

Police in dresden prematurely broke up a demonstration by gerhard ittner, a convicted neo-nazi and holocaust denier.

After several speeches on the post office square, the meeting with initially about 200 participants was broken off because the police considered at least one of the speeches to be incitement of the people.

When demonstrators sang the first verse of the deutschlandlied, as they did in nazi times, police cut off the power to the loudspeaker van. Parallel scenes of turmoil erupted. Several hundred people protested within sight of the right-wing extremists.

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