Biedefeld: the state government neglects swimming pools

In the coburg region, some swimming pools are in need of considerable renovation. This was the result of a question put to the CSU state government by susann biedefeld, an SPD member of the coburg state parliament. Biedefeld mentions in her press release renovation costs of 7.5 million euro for the thermal bath rodach, 500000 euro for the marchenbad neustadt, 450 000 euro for the family bath neustadt and 700 000 euro for the open air bath autenhausen. The waldbad bad rodach also needs to be renovated. However, no remediation costs are mentioned here. "Upper franconia-wide, the expected redevelopment costs thus amount to 93,399,200 euros according to the survey. Bavaria-wide, the figure is 1,027,254,055 euros", it is stated in the notice. In bavaria, 447 bader are in need of rehabilitation, with 53 of them facing closure due to massive deficiencies, he said. Susann biedefeld is shocked by the predicted costs of the refurbishment. "Such a situation is bad. But the fact that we are talking about a billion euros is not only catastrophic, but a scandal." The CSU state government has known for more than half a year how bad the situation is. In january, she had already initiated a corresponding survey with the municipalities. "Although the figures are on the table, the state government lets two supplementary budgets pass without providing a single cent for bayern’s bader", the SPD budget politician grumbles.

"Our batters go swimming"

"CSU rejected our motion for the first supplementary budget calling for swimming pools. What’s more, the finance minister has accused us of dubious financial policies because of a demand for a 25 million euro hard fund, knowing full well that the reorganization backlog amounts to a billion euros", biedefeld continues.

The CSU wants to sweep the issue under the carpet. "But we won’t let that pass. In view of the fact that the projected clean-up costs for the baths, which are acutely threatened with closure, amount to over 150 million euros, we need an immediate program. Our swimming pools are taking a bath. That’s laughable", finds biedefeld.

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Hoffenheim turnaround for the better

Hoffenheim turnaround for the better

Pithy slogans and self-promotion are a thing of the past. With hard work, meticulousness and skill, markus gisdol is turning TSG 1899 hoffenheim around for success.

The coach and his players turn around in the league after the fall from the fubball-bundesliga was prevented in the relegation round. "We will not spit any slogans, no coarse tone. If we can manage to play a carefree season, that would be great," said the 44-year-old modestly. The first games, especially the impressive 5:1 win at hamburger SV, have raised hopes for higher goals.

One of the goals of the ambitious coach is to please the people of hoffenheim. After the disastrous past season, it is finally a joy to be able to continue to play in the big league. "We enjoy every game," gisdol emphasized. Resting is not his style. "There is still a lot to improve. For the necessary development steps we still need time. But what we’re delivering at the moment is the level we wanted to be at."

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1860 Munchen disappoints in 1-1 draw against aue

1860 Munchen disappoints in 1-1 draw against aue

As a result, the gap to the second promotion spot grew to four points. After all: guillermo vallori (67.) the guest leadership by jakub sylvestr (51.) and prevented the first away victory of the saxons.

"We are not satisfied with the one point. We didn’t really get into the game," said munchen coach reiner maurer. His colleague karsten baumann noted: "we are well positioned. But when you lead, you want to bring it over the stage. But it was a good performance," said aue’s coach after his team’s first shutout of the season.

In a game with many chances on both sides, the home side made the game, but allowed themselves too many unnecessary mistakes in the game structure. Aue switched quickly when they won the ball and surprised the hosts’ defense time and again with well executed counterattacks. Nevertheless, the best chance in the first half came from 1860 attacker moritz stoppelkamp, who scored in the 35th minute. Christopher schindler heads the ball onto the crossbar after a cross in the 42nd minute.

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Czech photographs show europe as a continent of opportunity

Czech photographs show europe as a continent of opportunity

Europe connects, this was also seen at the vernissage on the occasion of the europatag on thursday. At the academy for new media in langheimer hof, nine members of the czech photo club sokolov present a selection of their work. Under the motto "europe – continent of opportunity are 40 pictures to see, from landscapes, portraits and architecture to nudes.

The motifs give an insight into the cosmopolitanism of the photographers, who have captured their impressions not only in their home country, but also in europe and around the world. The mysterious portico of a monastery, the sleeping man on a bench in front of an imposing brick wall, the erotically seductive body of a woman – the variety is immense.

The viewer often remains standing in front of the individual pictures for a long time, trying to comprehend the artist’s intentions. The path along the wall in the historic building never gets boring. And ludvik erdmann, president of the FOS sokolov, sums it up: "when you see something, capture the moment photographically, it is unrepeatable". This says also the majority of the photos.

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100-Million-year-old microbes live deep under the ocean

100-million-year-old microbes live deep under the ocean

Microorganisms have been lying dormant for around 100 million years almost a hundred meters below the bottom of the pacific ocean. This is what japanese and u.S. Researchers write in the journal "nature communications.

They were able to propagate these tiny creatures under laboratory conditions. The team took several drill samples from the bottom of the south pacific ocean gyre from the research vessel joides resolution. The scientists drilled up to 74.5 meters into sediment layers that were formed between 13 million and 101.5 million years ago.

For decades, scientists have been collecting sediment samples from the bottom of the oceans to better understand past climate, plate tectonics and the deep marine ecosystem. A team led by microbiologist yuki morono from the japanese marine research agency JAMSTEC has now led an expedition to the south pacific ocean gyre. This covers about ten percent of the ocean’s surface, encompasses 37 million square kilometers and is one of the least explored regions on earth.

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40 Paintings return from munich

40 paintings return from munich

For 45 years, the composition of the paintings in the state gallery was not changed. Now the ministry of art has donated 500.000 euros to enable a new presentation of at least the baroque section of the museum. The investment is the result of a joint political initiative by bamberg’s mayor andreas starke (SPD) and science minister wolfgang heubisch (FDP) to make the museum landscape on the cathedral hill more attractive. The money will be used to renovate the baroque rooms, restore the paintings and hang them according to historical models. "This will restore the gallery", martin schawe, state conservator of the bavarian state painting collection, is delighted.

During an on-site visit to the doerner institute, bavarian science minister wolfgang heubisch was also informed about the planned changes for bamberg. In the future, a high-quality selection of a total of 77 baroque paintings from state and city collections will be shown in the collection, which has at times fallen into a kind of dormant sleep. Among them are 40 paintings that came to munich in the course of secularization and are now returning to their old home, as the local chairman of the FDP, martin pohner, emphasizes.

"Many works were in the depot for a long time", explains schawe. The accent will be shifted to the international high baroque. More than 40 paintings, some with original decorative frames, which were made in the early 19th century by the. The paintings that came into the possession of the state from bamberg in the nineteenth century are currently being restored at the doerner institute of the bavarian state painting collections. The paintings will be freed from a layer of dust and thus regain their former brilliance.

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Karstadt denies: jennings did not threaten to cut jobs

Karstadt denies: jennings did not threaten to cut jobs

The "spiegel" newspaper refers to a meeting with management rates at which jennings made it clear that there was no alternative to withdrawing from the collective bargaining agreement. If the warehousing group had to pay the upcoming wage increases this year and next, another 800 to 1,000 full-time jobs would have to be cut in return, the boss is said to have threatened. "Jennings was not threatening," a karstadt spokesman explained. Jennings had said that cutting jobs was wrong and not the right business decision.

After the saarland food retailer globus, karstadt is the second gross employer within a short time to leave the flat collective agreement. The essen group is switching to a membership without collective bargaining obligations with the employer associations. He wants to continue to apply the collective bargaining agreements currently in force for his 20,000 or so karstadt employees, but he wants to avoid wage increases.

Karstadt announced at the beginning of the week that it would take a two-year "tariff break" to bring the company back to full health.

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The coburg region discusses the “out” for jamaica

the coburg region discusses the 'out' for jamaica

Negotiations had been going on for four weeks in berlin, and jamaica seemed within reach. Hans michelbach already had a "good wire" to FDP leader christian lindner and to anton hofreiter (grune) developed, as he says. Dr coburg CSU member of the bundestag was always present at the exploratory talks when the topic was the economy.
"There were many difficult issues", says hans michelbach now in review. But: "an agreement seemed to me to be within reach on sunday evening", emphasizes michelbach "we had come a long way". All the more he regrets "that the will to persevere and reach a consensus was not enough for a positive result in the end". The reasons for this are "difficult to grasp" for him. The uncertainty that has now arisen is "not good for our country". Michelbach demands: "we must do everything we can now to establish clarity about further developments." But how could the "further development" look?

Noon: new elections as an opportunity

Martin mittag, the district chairman of the coburg-land CSU, does not believe in a minority government. "That would not be good for the country", he says: "in new elections there is a chance to bring back dissatisfied voters." But that would require a change at the top of the CSU. Noon was wishing for a minister-president markus soder. If new elections were to be held, there would be no reason to send a direct candidate other than hans michelbach into the race.

Hollein: difficult from the start

"It was clear from the start that it would be difficult", comments carsten hollein, chairman of the SPD coburg-land, on the failure of the exploratory talks. Hollein doesn’t think a minority government that has to look for new majorities on a case-by-case basis is a likely solution. The result of new elections is, in his opinion, "difficult to estimate" and therefore and therefore also holds risks.

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Windowsill la

"Your pants have a hole, my seat neighbor in the office on monday noticed immediately. Very attentive. As if I didn’t already have that when I put on the jeans "brand cheap purchase" noticed in the morning. My toe finally got caught in it and briefly threw me off balance. This beige dress already gave me a glimpse of my naked thigh when I bought it. One of those modern trends where fathers lose all understanding.

I was able to answer my colleague with conviction: "that’s the way it should be." I told him about my expensive levi’s jeans, which fit like a dream and which, according to the saleswoman, should only be washed when they stretch out – and not when they are dirty. She was just exceptionally in the wash. The only one i ever wore with enthusiasm, precisely because it triumphed without rip or hole. Until yesterday. A photo opportunity shortly before the end of the working day brought about a turnaround. Now i am not happy about the tightness of the pants anymore. Once in the knees and "ratchet"! Yes, now even good levi’s has a hole in it!

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Kitzingen rescuer: act instead of twitching his cell phone

Kitzingen rescuer: act instead of twitching his cell phone

He won’t give his name. He did nothing to the matter. He still wants to report on what he did. Because he hopes that there will be imitators. Acting instead of watching could be the motto. Saving lives instead of shooting videos.

It was sunday noon when helmut W. (name invented) drove to kitzingen from the direction of mainbernheim with his wife and her mother. Shortly before entering the traffic circle, he looked out of the right side window and was astonished: smoke was coming out of the window of a multi-family house. No trace of the rescue services or the fire department. Helmut W. Didn’t pull out: he took the first exit and turned into max-planck-strabe.

"I guess it was intuition," he says on the phone two days later. The self-employed carpenter from the district of kitzingen arrived just in time. A man appeared at the window, holding a small child in his arms. It was about five meters from the second floor to the ground. "Luckily i’m rough and strong," says helmut W. And has to laugh. He signaled to the man that he was going to pick up the child. "He held it out the window by its arms and let it go," helmut W remembers. Around two meters of free fall. Then the one and a half year old child landed in his arms.

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