Sport unites french and french people

Sport unites french and french people

For ten o'clock the guests from the french twin town sainte-luce-sur-loire had been ordered to the georgsbrunnen. Klaus-peter gabelein from the local history society and the partnership representative of the city of herzogenaurach, rosa abel, were already waiting for the young frenchmen and their companions. The children and young people from the twin town were in herzogenaurach for the first time and some of them seemed to have been a little late to bed the day before, which was evident from the faces of the youngsters.
The first to arrive at the marketplace was mayor bernard aunette from sainte-luce-sur-loire, who calmly watched the arrival of his young burghers. Even mayor german hacker (SPD) did not want to miss the opportunity to bury the 46 frenchmen and be available for some photos. Shortly before the tour began, a primary school class crossed the market square and the children buried "their mayor" by handshake. "So you can also find fans, just stand on the market place", flattened gabelein and joined the school class in a hunched posture. The french were amazed to see children running up to the mayor and saying "hello, mr. Hacker" call.

In the home of sports shoes

Because of the limited time, there was only a small city tour with gabelein, starting from the market place, castle courtyard, once around the church and through the main street back to the meeting point realschule. There the bus was already waiting, because it went to the north to the outlets. "So that you could really try out for the mini-olympics and also wear the right shoes", gabelein gave them something else to take with them on the way. For he told not only the history of the city, but also the history of the sporting goods industry at the cobbler's fountain.
In the afternoon there was the first sportive meeting in the atlantis, there the young frenchmen could measure themselves in a swimming competition with the training community of DLRG and dolphin 77 herzogenaurach. The twelfth mini olympics between young athletes from sainte-luce-sur-loire and herzogenaurach starts today. For years this event has enjoyed great popularity and serves not only the sporting confrontation, but above all to get to know one another.
In the gymnasium of the gymnasium begin at 13. 30 o'clock the competitions in basketball and handball. Nearby, in the sports hall of the wilhelm-feffer-school, there will be demonstrations in judo and ju jutsu by the ju jutsu club herzogenaurach from 4 to 6 p.M. On the land of the gymnastics club, peter muller also offers various athletics disciplines.
On sunday from 10 o'clock in the hall and on the land of the gymnastics club tennis and table tennis games and other activities will take place, at 14.45 o'clock a fubball friendly match concludes the sporting competitions. The public is cordially invited to attend the events free of charge. The award ceremony at the closing ceremony at 4 p.M. On sunday will be performed by the two burgermeisters. At about 6 p.M. On sunday, it was time to say goodbye and the host parents took their new french friends to the parking lot at the weihersbach stream.

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Decision on the nordheim wine festival postponed

Decision on the nordheim wine festival postponed

Three years ago, the nordheim wine festival, a cult event, was about to come to an end. The local winegrowers’ cooperative withdrew as the organizer and a number of initially interested wineries did not agree to participate as stand operators at the wine festival.

Community organizer until 2018

Not least thanks to the commitment of the municipality, which stepped into the breach as organizer for divino (winegrowers’ cooperative), the local tourism council and the volkach tourism chief marco maiberger, the 56th anniversary was celebrated with a new concept in 2016. Nordheim wine festival. It was decided that the municipality of nordheim would host the wine festival until the jubilee year 2018.

That’s in the past and in the meantime it’s about finding an organizer from 2019 onwards. If the stand operators have their way, the municipality of nordheim will continue to organize the wine festival. A corresponding application was presented to the council body in the meeting on monday evening.

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The village store has closed down

The village store has closed down

The dream of a village store in aura is over. The igros branch in karl metz’s former grocery store closed its doors again on monday after two years of opening. The reason for the closure is the lack of profitability, as operator gulin zeisberg states.
The motto "we don’t have everything, but everything that is needed", did not exactly meet with overwhelming interest, even though the opening finally met with approval after many debates in the municipal council and a town hall meeting. Certainly there were doubters at the time, because the supermarket in euerdorf is not far away and shopping at the place of work has become a habit.

Limited support

This is also confirmed by the leaseholder. "There was no increase in sales, and I had only limited support in the form of purchasing. I’m sorry for the non-mobile buyers, but you can’t live on this lot", argues zeisberg. She did receive support from some local burghers for urgent appointments. "But that’s not the same as having permanent employees on a part-time basis who relieve me permanently. But I couldn’t afford it", she adds.
This reflects the heavy workload that gulin zeisberg had to cope with largely on her own. Nevertheless, she is pleased about the "people I have met and some of whom I have grown fond of", for example at the chat in the affiliated cafe. But the experience does not compensate for the lack of turnover.
Gabriele kretzer, who worked in the hotel business in wurzburg, was a loyal shopper at the village grocery store. "I always bought the food I needed in the near future here, even though there were plenty of opportunities for shopping along the way. I wanted to contribute to the preservation of the village store", confesses.

Social meeting place

Councilwoman regina schaub admits to having been critical of the project before, but still supports it. "The end is bad for my parents and my aunt. They have to rely on their relatives again because they are not mobile." A "regrettable hole he also sees it for the older citizens of the town, who liked to meet for coffee in the store on the main street.
Gaby schottdorf, who is involved in the work with seniors, agrees. "The store was a social meeting place. For those who came here, the loss is regrettable, because there are elderly people in aura who have few other opportunities for communication," he said, she states. Although the pensioner herself organizes senior citizens’ afternoons, the chairwoman of the fruit and gardening association is good with planning and work and also runs her household.
She can understand the decision of the tenant. "You can’t live on work alone, there has to be something to live on too. I missed the support of the community a bit", she says. Praise went to the ambitious gulin zeisberg. "We won’t find another one like that – we probably won’t find one at all", she suspects.

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Plenty of space, comfort and significant improvements

Plenty of space, comfort and significant improvements

The centrally located recyclables center in the connekt technology park opens a new chapter in the county's waste management system. This is what district administrator tamara bischof said in front of the representatives of the district council and the participating companies. The new yard with access from panzerstrabe offers a lot of space, a lot of comfort and a significant improvement in services for the citizens of burgenland. The extensive plant is state-of-the-art in all areas and has great potential for the future.

300 suppliers a day

"Finally a place where you can unload all your problems."That's what the sign at the entrance says, and since the recycling center opened on 2. January, around 300 people have been using the facility every day. They will be offered a pedestrian-free traffic flow as well as wide parking bays for the unloading of waste. Strict separation of delivery and disposal traffic ensures safety. Covered delivery areas protect against wet and, in addition, waste can be easily disposed of from ramps. The district has also invested in a modern problem waste storage facility.

Clear line

Also important, according to the district administrator, is the clear signage so that customers can find their way around quickly. The use of modern LED technology provides the necessary clarity. The new yard also makes it possible to accept a wider range of waste and recyclables. Hard plastic items are just as much a part of this as old clothes and valuable metals. The recycling center will be operated – initially for three years – by the company knettenbrech und gurdulic following a europe-wide invitation to tender.

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“Justice for harambe” – anger over killing of gorilla in us zoo

The death of a gorilla at the zoo in the american city of cincinnati has attracted the attention of hundreds of thousands of animal lovers beyond the u.S.A. Zoo staff had found the 17-year-old "harambe" in the zoo shot dead on saturday after a young boy climbed over the protective gelander, fell into a water ditch around the gorilla facility and was then dragged through the water by the silver rhino. The four year old was then rescued and came away with the scare.

The storm of protest via the internet and a media frenzy in the u.S. That even upstaged the presidential campaign forced the zoo management to defend its action again on monday. The anger, however, was not only directed against the zoo, which according to the critics was too radical, but also against the parents of the boy.

By monday evening (local time), around 200 signatures had been received.According to the NBC channel, thousands of people have started an internet petition demanding their punishment. They had not sufficiently supervised their child and thereby caused the death of the gorilla, he said as a reason.

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Minister: when it gets concrete, it gets difficult

Minister: when it gets concrete, it gets difficult

Bayreuth and kulmbach are exemplary in many respects in their preparation for the energy transition. This is the result of an energy policy discussion attended by bavarian environment minister marcel huber and representatives from business, agriculture, government agencies and local authorities in himmelkron.
"It's not a question of whether we need the energy turnaround, but how we shape it", said mdl gudrun brendel-fischer, on whose initiative the conversation came about. The region was well on the way: from the bioenergy region of bayreuth to the northern bavaria energy agency based in kulmbach, both counties had made rough preparations well before fukushima.

For joint action

The topic of energy transition enjoys broad acceptance among the population, says environment minister huber. However, the approval was only given without restrictions as long as the topic remained in the abstract area. "As soon as it becomes concrete, it becomes more difficult", the minister explained and called for a joint approach, for example in drawing up plans for priority areas for wind power plants. The primary goal must be to prevent energy prices from rising dramatically and to avoid dependency. In addition, existing grids had to be upgraded and storage facilities realized. "We need more sites for pumped storage power plants", said huber. Solutions for chemical storage also had to be examined as quickly as possible and, if possible, implemented. The minister is convinced that germany will master the energy transition.Above all, because germany has the necessary know-how, this will succeed.

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Resentment grows in fee dispute at forchheim cemetery

Resentment grows in fee dispute at forchheim cemetery

Raimund kupfer is the spokesman of a community of interest (IG), behind which stand about two thousand citizens of the city. On the lists of the IG "uberhohte grabgebuhren" have signed 1744 forchheimer, which oppose the calculation of the grave fees to the defense.

"We stopped collecting signatures, but we easily got 2500", says copper. When the spokesman for IG jungst was out of town for a week and then checked his answering machine, he could not keep from receiving new inquiries. ."People are now getting the bills and then many remember that there is a community of interest and come forward.", says copper.

This community is still behaving patiently. But the displeasure is evident. About from the latest press release of the IG. It says: already in september we talked with the administration and the mayor: "we were assured that within two to three weeks the operating costs account for the year 2012 will be prepared and presented. This is after several inquiries by the IG on 28. November will be."

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Lange strabe in bamberg: cyclists and car drivers still angry

Lange strabe in bamberg: cyclists and car drivers still angry

It did not take long before our publication was full of comments. The editorial team wanted to know on its bamberg facebook page how the traffic regulation in the lange strabe was received after six months of practice. Have motorists and especially cyclists become accustomed to having to share the busy boulevard at a narrow point?? Is the anger over the banishment of cyclists faded, which had led to many nasty comments and even a wire demo in bamberg?

The rush of opinions rather suggests the opposite. Readers were unabashed in their condemnation of the removal of an apparently functioning bicycle path. Several times there is talk of a sign burger prank. B, for example, finds less flattering words: "the biggest nonsense ever devised. Makes the traffic situation only unnecessarily dangerous for cyclists."

Then there is this sentence to read: "it is an insult to cover an existing bike path with flower cubes and only wait until the first bad accident occurs."

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Hop heisa, in the rain and wind!

Hop heisa, in the rain and wind!

He sings of rain and wind. And of the madness of the world, which can only be drowned with wine. To the wise fools from shakespeare’s comedy "what you will" you certainly feel reminded when you stand in front of the archway on the south side of the hardenbergblock (goethestrabe). Top right the "rainmaker": an old boozer with a barrel over his shoulder, pouring his wet into a shell. On the left, the "windmaker, modeled as a buxom beauty, her cheeks puffing out like a bellows with lusciously spouting breasts. The grotesque-comical clay figures are from hans lewerenz. They are three years after his release from russian prisoner of war at the end of 1947 and previously experienced war atrocities his answer to leave the past behind him. It is an art of laughing away.
Infinitely grateful to have survived are the thousands who made their way to kulmbach at the end of the war or afterwards. At the end of 1951, 6763 expellees, refugees and former concentration camp inmates are registered in the city district with a total population of 24,015. 1046 of them standing as apartment seekers on the waiting list.
But it is a community of need, which despite everything with confidence, courage and elan to the rebuilding approached. The rapid economic upswing in kulmbach after the 1948 truth reform is largely due to outsourced companies such as the sudwerke of the essen-based krupp group, the adalbert raps spice mill, the berlin meat research institute, and efficient refugee businesses such as the erwin-schnittert works. With a herculean effort, the city of kulmbach and the kulmbach building cooperative set about dealing with the housing shortage: between 1951 and 1954, 224 buildings with 806 apartments were erected. The largest building, the hardenberg block, is ready for occupancy in the spring of 1951. In july, the first expellees arrive, mostly silesians and sudeten germans who had been housed in the plassenburg camp.
The feeling of life of these years manifests itself in four other ceramic figures by lewerenz. The ornate house entrances along the south side of the housing complex: allegories of the "four seasons". The sculptures exude a lust for life, a joy in the diversity of creation, as if the artist had the violin concertos of antonio vivaldi in his ear.
Since his arrival in kulmbach, lewerenz has been intensively engaged in modeling, casting, firing and glazing clay. He wanted to take a piece of his pomeranian home in stargard with its many brick churches to his new place of residence – a city with a lot of red brick.
Spring appears as a lovely girl from an eastern book of tales. It releases the birds held captive in the kafig to flutter out into their colorful homeland. The artist alludes to the released prisoners of war. The summer meets us as a harvester with ahrenbuschel in the arm. She has pulled her headscarf over her hat deep into her face to protect herself from the laughing sunflower sun. At the time of the autumn moon the harvest is brought in, ripe fruit and juicy grapes are brought into the winepresses. The last of the season is father frost, who trudges through the cold in felt boots and a fur-lined coat, carrying a hare on his back as hunting prey.
Amusing frescoes painted by lewerenz for the eastern entrance gate to the hardenberg farm. On the left, a father is seen picking apples on a ladder, while a helper collects the fruit in baskets. The fresco on the right shows him coming home to his family in the evening. The woman squats dutifully in the parlor and cradles the sleeping child in her arms.
The sequence of pictures in the new home is deliberately genre-like and of gentle irony. Also the well decorated coats of arms contribute to it: the kulmbacher city coat of arms is present, but also the french revenge receives the honor due to it.

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Hecking wishes the club victory

Hecking wishes the club victory

The 1.FC nurnberg’s offense is weak because injuries keep forcing coach michael kollner to make personnel changes. Dieter hecking, meanwhile, wishes the club "another three-goal win" in the bundesliga soccer match against SC freiburg.

Als hecking, from 2009 to 2012 coach of the 1. FC nurnberg, michael kollner gave encouragement for the end of the year against SC freiburg ("if you play like today, then the points are possible; I wish you that you make another three against freiburg"), the latter looked for a long moment lost in thought into space. It seemed as if club-coach kollner had not really noticed hecking’s words. No doubt, the 0:2 (0:0) on tuesday at the top team borussia monchengladbach has a lot to do with kollner, who was 1. FC nurnberg also after the 16. Matchday lingering on a relegation place, left its mark.

"We played a really good game and invested a lot", stated the 47-year-old. However, it was difficult to come back after the 0:1. "We had to take the lead with two great chances right at the beginning of the game. There we missed to put a sign on the display board."

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