A lot of pig in the frankenhalle

A lot of pig in the frankenhalle

In the frankenhalle, fence after fence is closely lined up. Straw lies on the floor. On it the selected breeding pigs have made themselves comfortable. They were brought by their keepers to the christmas market of the producers’ and breeders’ association (EGZH) in dettelbach to be exhibited and sold. "The suppliers come from all over france", says georg winterstein, member of the advisory board of the EGZH and chairman of the lower frankonia pig breeders’ association.

In the center of interest are 14 pietraineber, which should be brought to the traditional auction to the man. "The pietraineber is the standard father of all german fattening pigs", erlautern winterstein.

The breed with pink skin and black spots is mainly used for meat production. The animals are not only very efficient and very productive in terms of meat production, but above all they are particularly stress-resistant. "They have the best facilities for breeding. From the genetic point of view, the watery schnitzel is history", notes the graduate agricultural engineer from dettelbach.

Winterstein himself does not offer any pietraineber at the auction, instead he presents two of his breeding sows to the expert audience. "A cross between a german landrace and a german noble pig", he says. Also a standard breed in pig breeding today. Winterstein appreciates them because they are very robust. "They also have very good mothering qualities and are very caring animals", he emphasizes. And like the pietraineber stress resistant, which benefits the quality of meat.

Recently, the interest in the auction has declined sharply. "The auction is increasingly taking a back seat. No auction planned for next year", reports the farmer.

Nevertheless, the christmas market will continue to be held in the franconian hall, because the exhibition offers an information platform for everyone involved in pig breeding and pig farming. "Markets are becoming increasingly rare", he describes the current trend in the industry.

This is essentially for structural reasons, explains wolfram rapps from the office for food, agriculture, and forestry in wurzburg. On the one hand, fewer boars are needed for breeding today than 15 years ago due to insemination stations. "The second reason is hygiene requirements", says rapps. Large farms, in particular, are no longer willing to take the risk of buying their expensive breeding animals on the market.

"We are not talking about any epidemics, but about simple illnesses such as the flu", adds the official who helped initiate the first christmas market more than 15 years ago.

That’s why pig farmers get the few animals they need directly from the breeder on the farm.
25 exhibitors from the pig production sector set up their stands at the christmas market, including the office for food, agriculture and forestry from wurzburg. Wolfram rapps is head of department at the pig breeding and husbandry office’s technical center. He is the official contact for all questions relating to pig production. "The technical center and its alliance partners accompany each individual production step all the way to the consumer,", he says.

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On ber, a (further) year of truth begins

on ber, a (further) year of truth begins

Next year, passengers will finally be able to check in at the scandalous BER airport. With a delay of nine years, the airport on the outskirts of berlin, which is worth billions, will open in october – according to the current schedule. But he will remain a construction site.

"BER is a growing airport," airport boss engelbert lutke daldrup told the german press agency. "By 2040, we will gradually create capacity for 55 million passengers a year."But the decisive steps towards the 2020 open must be taken this year.

Work is still going on in the main terminal, for example on the fire alarm systems and cables for emergency power and security lighting. Unpleasant surprises are no longer to be expected, lutke daldrup had recently assured. But he can only be sure when all the plants in the network are tested in summer. In the fall, the construction supervisor is to be notified of the completion of the project.

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No multiculturalism in weinberg for the time being

No multiculturalism in weinberg for the time being

Bleeding imagination had developed the iphof CSU local association by wanting to make the vineyards more colorful. Flowers and grasses should flourish between the vines, cultivated with a seed mixture paid for by the city and spread by local vintners. This was the motion on which the building committee had to decide on monday evening. For now, however, this floral multiculturalism has failed – due to a lack of a concept and, to some extent, probably also due to the resistance of the winegrowers, who had turned up in team strength in the council chamber.

The first step

Again and again the talk was of a "first small step". The president of the bavarian state institute for viticulture and horticulture (LWG), hermann kolesch, spoke of this; and also uwe matheus, who sits at the interface (or should we say: between the chairs) as CSU local chairman and commercial director of the coarse iphof winery. A small step for the winegrowers, a much bigger step for ecology – that was the idea behind the CSU proposal. But then came the appearance of kolesch. He said in his presentation that it was not enough to "sow a little blood mixture", "that is too short-sighted", a pure "alibi". The president wielded the crude organic club, spoke of "biodiversity" and "biodiversity strategy" – and left many winegrowers perplexed.

Small step is too rough for the vintners

For most, it seemed, the "small step" was too rough at this early stage. They felt the same as hansi ruck, the chairman of the winegrowers’ association. "I have to digest the many impressions first of all."His winemaker colleague werner emmerich stated: "in principle, it is the right approach to bring more color into the vineyards. Vineyards are a monoculture, after all.As with many, there was also a "but": too many questions unanswered. Do the winegrowers get compensation areas?? How quickly and (un)bureaucratically will the whole thing go over the stage??

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Better financial situation – fewer blood donors

Better financial situation - fewer blood donors

The bavarian red cross (BRK) lakeside luge preparedness team had an annual program to manage that didn’t fluctuate wildly. However, there have been movements in the individual activities and framework conditions in the current year, as wes states in a press release about the annual general meeting.

The preliminary financial report from the head of the on-call team, sven hildebrand, turned out to be pleasing. For the stands at markten in rodelsee, the bottom line was 3200 euro. Further income for the protection of events contributed to the fact that the readiness this year with a four-digit cash plus will remain. This will facilitate the acquisition of a battery-powered suction pump and the further renovation of the on-call depot in the coming year. Meanwhile, the number of blood donated is declining. While 219 blood donors were registered last year, the 200 mark will probably not be reached this year. As hildebrand summed up, the rescue team currently has 40 members, 23 of whom are active and ten of whom are in the rapid response transport group.

Hildebrand and karsten droll, the head of the district rescue team, honored three deserving members: johann eberhardt, norbert bommersheim (both 50 years of membership) and michael bayer (30 years). Johann eberhart took over management duties at an early stage and was on-call manager for twelve years. His mainstay was also the youth red cross, today he still takes care of the depot and the market. Norbert bommersheim was and is the man for all technical questions, and for decades he took care of the vehicles and equipment of the rodelsee sanitary unit. Michael bayer was one of the last rescue service volunteers to take on shifts at the wiesentheid site for the rescue service. Its focus is on training.

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Some woods magic in comeback in florida

Some woods magic in comeback in florida

It almost seemed as if tiger woods’ serious car accident in los angeles almost ten months ago had never happened. When he and his twelve-year-old son charlie played eleven birdies in a row on the second day, a small golf championship was even within reach – but john daly and his son were two strokes better in the end.

Woods nevertheless grinned more broadly than ever before as the runner-up at the award ceremony – and was not shy about emphasizing how far he still was from playing golf at the highest level. "Even a few weeks ago, it was not clear whether we would have this opportunity," said the 15-time major winner. "And yet here we are and we’ve had a great time."

He has not yet been able to put full weight on his right leg, which was broken several times in the accident, and the speed of his golf swing is not nearly as fast as it used to be. "I made two or three good hits today that went exactly the way i wanted them to," woods said on saturday. He also still lacks a lot of stamina.

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To sinter terraces and rocks

To sinter terraces and rocks

To maintain and preserve the cultural heritage and the beauty of the countryside, to create, maintain and mark hiking trails, so that the hiker always has a sense of safe guidance. This was the goal of the members of the french switzerland club eggolsheim around chairman leo schilling. Therefore, the expansion and maintenance of the network of hiking trails is a special concern for them.
Thus, the committed members have published a hiking map of the almost 50-kilometer-long circular route, which includes all parts of the market. A red ring, in the center the eggolsheimer coat of arms, is the marking. Paths marked with a yellow ring represent shortcuts. Six circular hiking trails with a length of between 4.5 and 11.5 kilometers were created. An overview board with the community loop trail is right next to the town hall. Ten more information boards are to follow in each of the villages. A corresponding application for subsidy of this 27 000 euro expensive mabnahme lies with the government of upper franconia.
14 local hiking maps are to inform nature lovers about the hiking possibilities in and around eggolsheim. Hiking guide fritz sitzmann has already scouted out 50 locations for the 145 signposts.
"We are a hiker's paradise explains sitzmann, because there are no less than 180 kilometers of marked hiking trails in eggolsheim, including the long-distance trails. Next year comes with the "seven rivers" trail, the one from hersbruck to scheblitz leads another one.

Refreshment at the source

"Simply wonderful" schwarmt sitzmann, while he takes a sip of spring water with his hand at heiligbrunnl. At the sources of the eggerbach beautiful sinter terraces have formed. "A unique natural spectacle thinks club leader leo schilling, who can't get enough of the rugged rock formations on the ascent from tiefensturmig through the fahrental valley to the kautschenberg mountain.
At a fork in the road, the local friends, who have received support from jurgen hunnemeyer, chief guide of the french-swiss association, from kauernhofen, are left standing helplessly. There is no indication of how to get further along the trail. "Vandalism" laments hunnemeyer.
Again and again it happens that the markings are removed wantonly. In this case, the torn out posts with the clues are found in a thicket next to the trail. The hikers immediately repair the damage, but at the same time appeal to the common sense of the landowners and hunters, who sometimes do not like to see hikers in the open countryside. That is why we are looking for dialogue explains leo schilling.

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“German” enriches singer’s career

Cathrin singer, a young table tennis player from altenkunstadt, experienced a special event when she took part in the german championships for schoolchildren in dissen in lower saxony.
On two days these championships were held in singles and doubles. With the late double winner annett kaufmann and the double runner-up charlotte schonau, cathrin singer had two excellent opponents in her group, who also won first and second place in this group and qualified for the final round.

Group opponents too strong

The player from altenkunstadt won against lilian nicodemus from post-SV muhlhausen with 3:0 (11:7, 11:6, 11:4), but against the strong playing kaufmann she lost in three sets with 10:12, 5:11, 3:11 and against schonau after a rough fight (11:7, 8:11, 8:11, 11:13) she got the short end of the stick and remained third in her group.
The doubles were much more successful for singer and her partner amelie fischer from TSV untergroningen. The two schoolgirls harmonized excellently and progressed to the final round after winning two matches.

Out in the quarterfinals in doubles

Here they advanced to the round of the best eight with a 3:2 win in the eighth final. However, singer/fischer missed the semifinals with a narrow and avoidable defeat.
So in the end a good fifth place for the talent from altenkunstadt in the doubles was the result.
But the german championship was an enrichment of her table tennis career for the TTV schoolgirl. These two days in dissen in lower saxony will long remain in the memory of the young woman from altenkunstadt. In any case, she sold herself excellently and represented the colors of the district of lichtenfels very well. 

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Tesla lays foundation stone for first factory in china

Tesla lays foundation stone for first factory in china

The american electric car manufacturer tesla has laid the foundation stone for its first factory outside the u.S. In shanghai.

With an investment of more than 50 billion yuan (6.37 billion euros), the plant will be his company’s "most advanced gigafactory," tesla chief executive elon musk said at the ceremony, according to chinese news agency xinhua. The plant is to be built in record time and production of the model 3 is to begin by the end of the year.

It is the largest foreign investment project in the history of the eastern chinese port city. Tesla is the sole owner of the car plant in lingang, a production park in the southeast of the port area. The U.S. Company is thus benefiting from new rules for foreign carmakers, who, after decades of restrictions, will in future be allowed to set up their own factories in china without a chinese joint venture partner.

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Sambach wants to compete with veitshochheim

Sambach wants to compete with veitshochheim

The "heart leaf" candidates a flight with the helicopter beckoned in the romantic herrnsdorf. An atmospheric candlelight dinner awaited them there. "With the fendt it should go then with marvelous moonlight by the ebrachgrund, where they could admire the local christmas tree nurseries. The "herzblatt-show of the old men was one of the highlights at the prunksitzung of the sambach DJK sports club.

The huge hall of the wiesneth muhle was full to bursting on saturday evening. Is sambach the new french carnival stronghold? Will "the power from the brick mountain now in matters of fasenacht "the power in the ebrachgrund"? (carnival) prince michael (michael beck), as host, already flirted with competing with veitshochheim. He always advised his father – pommersfelden’s mayor hans beck – to build the new gymnasium after sambach, said the chief functionary of the carnival spectacle. Since this did not work out and the gym is now in pommersfelden, the wiesneth-muhle has been stepping in for years and makes its rough hall available to the fools.

At the countdown around 7 p.M., carnival fans from all over the municipality of pommersfelden "including their DSL outlying areas" were there and the whole ebrachgrund gathered. Michael beck had for the first time got support from wachenroth for the moderation in jasmin gumbrecht.

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Fuchsstadt with euphoria against rollbach

Fuchsstadt with euphoria against rollbach

FC fuchsstadt – tus rollbach (saturday, 4 p.M.)
fuchsstadt coach martin halbig was very satisfied with the 2:2 draw at the opening game against favored SV euerbach/kutzberg. Now the coal miners want to follow up with a win in their first home game of the season against tus rollbach.

"But that won’t be easy, says the trainer. "On the one hand, rollbach is a strong and very disciplined team; on the other hand, the guests won 3:1 at our place last season, and fully deserved it".

In fact, according to halbig, alberto carneiro’s men put on a league-ready performance. "The fact that rollbach had to tremble until the last moment to stay in the league was due to serious injury-related personnel problems in the middle of the round."

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