Supporting the fire brigade and maintaining cultural life

Christian samann is now at the helm of the iffigheim firefighters’ association. After twelve years in office, thomas drebel did not retire completely, however, but continues to work as an assessor. 101 members pay the association.

The association was founded on 3. June 1984 with the aim to promote and support the fire department. Here the new chairman of the association christian samann suggested an amendment of the articles of association. It should be considered whether a second goal, namely the preservation of cultural life in the town, should not be anchored. Finally, it is the fire department association that organizes all the festivities. He will also take care of the future village community center.

The fire station was occupied 120 times last year, twice more than the year before. This was reported by thomas drebel in his last report as chairman of the council. Ten times the tent had been lent. Here the meeting of the members agreed to the purchase of new tent tarpaulins.

Without registration and insurance

On saturday night, traffic police officers temporarily pulled out a car on the A 3 that was neither registered nor covered by insurance.

Against 23.30 o’clock the officers had controlled a seat, to which a dutch export license plate was attached. When checking the license plate and the registration certificate, the police noticed that the validity period of the license plate did not correspond to the stamps in the document.

Both the stamps on the license plate and those in the document had obviously been falsified. In addition, the insurance certificate turned out to be a total forgery, according to the police report.

Margarete Kestler has died

Margarete kestler, nee kluhr, from sommerach has died at the age of 89. The daughter of the winegrowers lorenz and hildegard kluhr married the sommerach winegrower valentin kestler († 1983) in 1947.

Until the end, the deceased showed great interest in the events of her home community. Family cohesion has always been a major concern for her. In addition to her work in the vineyard, kestler spent 22 years making sure that the readers of this newspaper had their reading material right on the breakfast table.

For a quarter of a century, she was also on the road, week after week, delivering the catholic sunday bulletin. Despite her busy schedule, the deceased also took time to volunteer in her home community. For example, she got involved with the local countrywomen’s group.

Weibe balloons against forgetting

White balloons as far as the eye can see. One balloon after another rises into the gray november sky on this thursday morning at the school center. The women's hang-outs carry an important message: for tolerance, equality, freedom, and against prejudice, exclusion and forgetting! The balloons have quotes from sophie scholl and dietrich bonhoeffer attached to them, as well as very personal lines from their senders, the students from different grades and types of school.

Two of them are sabrina and lea. The two eleven-year-olds attend the siegmund-loewe secondary school. They each chose a quote from the two people who were victims of the nazi regime and attached it to their balloons. On the back of the card, the women of kronach have written what peace means to them personally.

"That you don't bully anyone"

Both have chosen the same theme. "For me, peace means that you don't bully anyone", sabrina explains. Lea also wishes that everyone gets along well with each other and that mobbing no longer takes place. The two girls think the balloon campaign is very good. "Because it is important to remember and so that this does not happen again", do you think.

Grune's commitment is well received

That the bamberg gay and lesbian association uferlos e. V. Not only parties, but with different actions in the public, showed up these days once again in the city center. 16 members met in spite of freezing cold to collect mull together in bamberg.
How it came to the idea, explains first chairman martin clab in the press release: "on this day we had put our planet pink party under an irish-green motto, because the 17. March yes as ,st. St. Patrick’s day’ is celebrated. And with the idea of celebrating a green party, one thing led to another …". This is how the idea came about to organize a rubbish collection campaign – a kind of spring cleaning – in the city during the day. This fits perfectly to the green party and brings added value to all bambergers.
Your "blessing the environmental office of the city of bamberg, represented by karin koberlein, gave the following donations for the campaign. She was there at the start of the action and wished the participants a good hand. Koberlein and third mayor wolfgang metzner (SPD) thanked the gay and lesbian association for this commitment to the general public, which they had shown on their own initiative. Metzner was enthusiastic and was pleased that "uferlos despite the onset of winter with temperatures in the minus degrees, they had steadfastly put the action into practice.
The action participants were then also on the move for several hours in the inner city area and collected several bags of gauze. They repeatedly received a lot of encouragement from passers-by who had noticed the effort. From the rows of "uferlos it was also heard that they had been able to continue for three weeks because of the cigarette butts alone. But also the other rubbish that the participants collected around the ZOB, the fubganger zone, the maxplatz and further in the heart of the old town, was clearly noticeable in terms of words.
The participants were pleased that they had been invited by the university group "queer uni bamberg" have been supported energetically. For some time now, they have been talking to each other and pursuing a path of cooperation. For the autumn a repetition of the action is planned.

Courage for the new school

Ekkehard roepert

Karlheinz schoofs is pleased about the "new way". If only because "it has to do with grassroots democracy", emphasizes the principal of the ehrenburg grammar school. The impetus to return to the nine-year gymnasium came from the parents in bavaria, karlheinz schoofs recalls. "And the work we have to do with it, we do gladly."
The advantages of the G9 model are obvious to the head of the egf: "in the nine-year high school, we have time to coordinate school and extracurricular activities." During the G8 period, for example, it was not easy to organize a vocational internship "because the week plays into the lessons. Even the exchange trips to spain, poland or italy are more relaxed "when the timetable stretches over nine years". School-based learning experiences now had more room again.
"Because the schools need the maturity", ingrid kafferlein, head of the herder grammar school, was "enthusiastic about G9 right from the start. But although jurgen sauer, the deputy head of herder, has also experienced the disadvantages of the G8 too much, he emphasizes: "there is something to carry on". The G8 model will be replaced by the "double period principle" retained. This rhythmization allows for an exam-free period. The herder will therefore continue to schedule compulsory classes on tuesdays and thursdays, elective classes on mondays and wednesdays, and friday afternoons will remain free. And "another positive" G8, says jurgen sauer: "the intensification lessons help to deepen content and make up for lost time."
No afternoon classes in the middle school and "more freedom of choice" in general – this is ingrid kafferlein's good news for the new G9 generation. One wish remains open, however: "in the future, high school graduates should also have greater freedom of choice." Without lowering the level of graduation, for example, consideration should be given to "whether you have to take a written exam in all three school-leaving subjects", says the herder boss.

No more packed days

"It is of course exciting", says karlheinz schoofs – and is referring to the curricular changes that have been made for the 8th grade., 9. And 10. And for the design of the baccalaureate, the first. "It's still uncertain how far the reform can go in the upper school", says schoofs. He personally would even like to see a return to the performance courses.
In any case, there is now a "coherent package" before, says erhard herrmann, the principal of the frankische schweiz grammar school in ebermannstadt. He also had "only positive" feedback from parents heard.
As a model school in bavaria, ebermannstadt has already tried out giving the students a longer period of time over the past few years: the "plus-schools got one year extra after middle school. That's why erhard herrmann has a clear idea of the contrast between G8 and G9: "especially for schools in rural regions, it means a great deal of relaxation. You don't have to wait for trains and buses and are home in the afternoon." More exercise, more sports, more time for extracurricular activities – the relief in favor of a "better development of young people" the main advantage of G9, says herrmann, is that "afternoons had to be crammed in with G8. Ten hours of instruction a day is something we no longer have to expect of anyone." At the same time, the principal's offices of all three district high schools emphasize that the "fast lane" is the only way to go the possibility of continuing to complete high school in eight years is welcome. In part, the schools wanted it. Principal herrmann says this not only with regard to highly gifted students, but also because of the option of having a second grade in the 11th grade. Going abroad for a year: "in the normal G8, this was hardly possible."
This "fast lane with its two speeds" is easy to organize, says karlheinz schoofs. Even before the legal return to G9, he had asked around in the collegium. And 88 out of 90 teachers had voted for the G8. It's still unclear who or what will decide in the future whether a schoolchild chooses the fast track: the will of the parents? The testimony?
"This is completely new territory, says jurgen sauer. In any case, thanks to the mentoring and tutoring system, the fast lane is a winner. Whereas ingrid kafferlein believes that the elective G8 "will not be a big hit" in terms of demand.

Police officer falsifies report - Bamberg soccer fan exonerated

The district court of ingolstadt confirmed a corresponding report of the "donaukurier from thursday.

In the summer of 2013, riots broke out at the main train station in ingolstadt during a soccer match between the second team of FC ingolstadt and FC eintracht bamberg in the fourth division of the bavarian regional league. The policeman had beaten up a fan of the visiting team with a baton. Afterwards, the police chief stated in the incident report that the man had kicked him in the back and then threatened him with a broken beer bottle. However, a video proves that the fan pushed the policeman and did not threaten him with the bottle, because another policeman took it away from him beforehand.

Judge: report deliberately falsified

that the report was an error of perception on the part of the convicted man was ruled out by the judge at the sentencing hearing on wednesday. "The report was deliberately written incorrectly", he explained. It is still unclear what will happen to the convicted policeman. If the penalty becomes legal, the official will be removed from service. "But he still has a week after the verdict to appeal", the judge explained.

At the time, the 30 or so bamberg fans were joined by violent supporters of the nurnberg ultras. Dpa/agr

The so-called digital compass location for all questions about the internet was opened in the multigenerational house (MGH) of the awo-treff bad rodach these days. This is intended to help older people on their way into the internet and the digital world as part of the nationwide "digital compass" project support and guidance should be offered, as mobile internet use via smartphone and tablet is increasing, especially among seniors. After all, 79 percent of those aged 60 to 69 and 45 percent of those over 70 are now online. The german workers’ welfare association (awo) has therefore taken the step of accompanying the elderly in the digitalization process. Bad rodach is now one of the eleven bavarian digital compass locations. There are dedicated people who are trained in the daily use of advice and the internet and who pass on their knowledge.

"Who wouldn’t want to communicate with old friends or distant relatives, or share the lives of their children and grandchildren by video phone??", asked the speaker, guido steinke from the consumer initiative.

"We want to explain the world of digital media to seniors so they can use it to shape their personal lives. This includes video telephony, buying cheaper tickets on the german railroads and convenient travel booking from home," says lazanakis, MGH manager nicole voigt described the goals. Dav

Vattenfall profit rises - Germany remains rough market

The swedish energy group vattenfall achieved a net increase of almost 8 percent in the first half of 2019. Profit in the first six months of the year was 7.7 billion kroner (730.6 million euros), he said.

Net sales rose to 84.2 billion kronor from 75 billion kronor in the first half of 2018, the company announced friday in solna, near stockholm. The swedish energy group's earnings before interest and taxes, adjusted for non-recurring items, were 13.3 billion swedish kronor in the first half of 2019, up 1.3 percent on the same period of the previous year.

"You can say that we have a very stable development," vattenfall CEO magnus hall told the german press agency. The storm "alfrida" caused costs of almost one billion crowns for vattenfall at the beginning of the year. However, this and weaker sales figures have been offset by better results in electricity production. "This is more or less balancing out compared to the previous year," hall said.

Bicycles: the boom continues

Even in the post-war period, it was still considered an important means of transport. In the sixties the bicycle was displaced by the car – those who could afford it now moved around by motorized means.

For about a decade now, however, the bicycle has been experiencing a renaissance, and especially since e-bikes and pedelecs have been on the market, more and more people are discovering their love of getting around on two wheels. In germany alone, the number of pedelecs more than doubled from 1.3 million to 2.8 million between 2012 and 2016. The market for electronically assisted bicycles has developed rapidly, and in a very short time a large number of new types of e-bikes with increasingly refined technology and elegant design and a high level of comfort have come onto the market.

Popular sport

In the region’s cycling communities, this boom is being experienced firsthand – this year even more than ever before. Cycling has long since become a popular sport, according to a survey of specialist retailers in the district. Jurgen schulz from the cycling store of the same name in neuenmarkt: "the cyclists have not become more, they are just riding more now because they have more time in the corona crisis. The normal cyclists, who have nowhere else to go because of corona, have taken their bikes out of the cellar or the shed again."