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Young people are not disinterested

Young people are not disinterested

Education has never been an easy task and every era has had its challenges – until today. This was the topic of the panel discussion with state parliament president barbara stamm in the riedenberg church on the subject of "education in the field of tension between christian values and the realities of life clearly. The event was deliberately held in the church as part of the art project "tracks to light were held under the cross of light, with the aim of passing on the christian faith and its values to future generations.

In addition to the president of the state parliament, the rector of the elementary and secondary school in wildflecken, christiane helfrich, and the regional youth chaplain, roland pietryga, of bad kissingen, were speaking partners of bernhard hopf, lecturer for liturgy and liturgical education of the diocese of wurzburg, who had taken over the moderation.

Many questions were raised and a lot of space was given to the analysis of the current situation in families, schools and society. Is christianity still wanted at all?? What role does it play in today’s society, or rather in the rhon? How is christian faith experienced and present in schools, youth work and politics?? What role religion will play in education in syncretic times?

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Coburg doesn’t want to have to change trains: the town loses its ice stop?

Coburg doesn't want to have to change trains: the town loses its ice stop?

The resolution is clear and symbolic: "the city of coburg rejects the previously known plans for the target timetable 2030, the so-called deutschland-takt for the railroads. It disapproves of the fact that an ICE stop in coburg is no longer included. The city demands a strong commitment from all elected representatives in the parliaments to preserve the ICE connection for coburg in the long term. The administration is instructed to take all possible measures necessary to secure coburg’s permanent ICE connection."

It remains to be seen what kind of reductions these could be. The resolution was passed unanimously on thursday after mayor norbert tessmer (SPD) and IHK president and city council member friedrich herdan (CSU) pointed out that they had sent a very clear letter to transport minister andreas scheuer that day. The reason for this is the latest draft for a "target timetable for germany", which no longer provides for an ICE connection via coburg, but only an "ICE-light at 160 kilometers per hour between nurnberg and erfurt. This train would run hourly to nurnberg and every two hours to erfurt. In these two hub stations, travelers from coburg had to change trains in any case.

However, the mayor and the president of the chamber of industry and commerce demand a two-hour ICE stop for coburg. "If bamberg and erlangen are connected every half hour, it is reasonable to expect that coburg will get a stop every two hours", said friedrich herdan at the city council meeting. After all, coburg station has a catchment area of 1.4 million people. Depriving such a region of long-distance traffic would be a violation of the requirement in the bavarian constitution to ensure equal living conditions in all parts of the state. A two-hour stop in coburg is feasible, as tessmer and herdan explain in their letter: the ICE on the munich-berlin line with stops in erlangen, bamberg and lutherstadt wittenberg, among other places, has a standing time of eight minutes in erfurt. If this standing time is shortened every two hours and the stop in erlangen is cancelled, then a stop in coburg is possible. In erlangen, so many connections to bamberg were offered that the journey time for passengers from there was only 15 minutes longer.

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No fear of the bogeyman

No fear of the bogeyman

Hammelburg – the chimney sweep guild of the district of lower franconia released g 14 journeymen and cured three master craftsmen. Chief master craftsman reinhold noe presented the master craftsman's and journeyman's certificates after a lavish celebration. The saxophone quartet of the hammelburg town band provided the musical backdrop.
Two of the "black lucky charms are employed in jurgen zellhahn's company in machtilshausen: the newly qualified journeyman johannes fella from hammelburg and the new master andre reusch (wasserlosen). "Because I have daily contact with many people and because of my versatile tasks, I love my beautiful job", betrayal of the new chimney sweep master reusch. He had worked hard to pass the master craftsman's exam and had often traveled to the training seminars in the upper palatinate. "Free time has been a foreign word to me for the past three years", reusch thanks his family and circle of friends for their understanding.
With the master craftsman's certificate in his hands, a big stone has now fallen from reusch's heart. The new journeyman johannes fella is also overjoyed. With the words "we have packed it" the hammelburger gladly joins the group photo of the new lower frankish journeymen. Before his next chimney sweep assignment, he still wants to do his voluntary military service.
"Who is afraid of the black man?", mayor ernst stross (SPD) quoted the well-known saying at the beginning of a catch game. Despite the imminent end of the chimney sweep monopoly at the coming turn of the year, the chimney sweep profession has good prospects for a good future. "Because they are the guarantors for the domestic security and competent energy advisers" with their heard expert knowledge, emphasized stross.

Fell: "saving energy helps"
Energy has become an important issue not only for the national economy, but increasingly also for private households, emphasized mdb hans-josef fell (grune / bundnis 90) in his keynote speech. In view of the immense increase in heating oil prices, he said, precautionary measures for heat insulation, especially of old buildings, and responsible handling of energy materials are becoming increasingly urgent.
"Especially for the socially disadvantaged, there is the consequence of careful energy conservation", meant fur. As a positive side effect, fewer pollutants were released into the air. "You have a good professional future in the countryside because you know the people there, fell encouraged the new chimney sweepers.
"Punctuality, reliability and professional competence pay off", noe encouraged the young chimney sweepers to continue their education for life. Teamwork and social-communicative skills were also required. "Hard work, talent and enthusiasm, the head of training in lower franconia, harald schuldes, also expressed his wish for the new team.
The fact that there have been so few master craftsmen's titles is due to the tough examination requirements, confirmed ernst richter, deputy chairman of the lower franconian guild examination committee. Besides andre reusch (wasserlosen), simon bauer (schweinfurt) and maximilian heider (mainaschaff) also received their master craftsman's diplomas.
Only 14 of the total of 20 journeymen were able to attend the celebration. Among them was the only female chimney sweep, arnika buttner, from frensdorf (near aschaffenburg), who plans to work in the bamberg area. "I feel comfortable in the ranks and use my elbows if necessary", betrayed them. After graduating from high school, the charming chimney sweeper only needed two years of training. "I like to be with people and I also like to make them happy, says arnika. The top scorers, journeyman mario zimmermann from heimbuchenthal and young master maximilian heider from mainaschaff, received a small financial award from IKK regional director reinhold heller. The former second superintendent jurgen zellhahn had organized the ceremony, which takes place every year at a different location. With the music academy he had made a happy choice, as was confirmed to him by several sides.

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Zverev needs “perfect game” against djokovic

Zverev needs

Alexander Zverev knows what's in store for him. "Playing against novak at the ATP finals in the hall is the toughest match there can be here," germany's top tennis pro said ahead of friday's group final against world number one novak djokovic (15.00 a.M./sky).

After all, the serb has already won the final of the eight best professionals of the year five times, four times alone in the imposing, but this year because of corona almost deserted O2 arena in london. "I will need a perfect match to win against him."

If Zverev wins his third match against djokovic in the sixth duel, he will reach the semifinals of the ATP finals, as he has done in the past two years. In 2018, the 23-year-old even won the prestigious tournament – in the final against djokovic. "That's why this tournament and this place will always be very special to me," Zverev said.

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Schneider’s difficult search for a coach: who will take on schalke??

Schneider's difficult search for a coach: who will take on Schalke??

Jochen schneider is not to be envied. The head of sports at FC schalke 04, which is in a difficult position both athletically and financially, has an almost impossible task to accomplish.

Otherwise, it was soon to become uncomfortable for the 50-year-old himself: to find a suitable and affordable coach who would not capitulate again in the end to this club, the difficult environment and the squad. Ralf rangnick has already become the first well-known coach to turn down the job, although his reappointment after 2004 and 2011 was hardly conceivable anyway. "At the moment, i can’t imagine coming to schalke 04 for a third time, and certainly not as a coach who is supposed to end the negative streak in the short term," rangnick told the funke media group.

By then it was clear how difficult schneider’s task would be to find a successor for david wagner, who was dismissed on sunday. On monday afternoon the supervisory board of the club met – rotusmabig. A quick decision was not to be expected. The first unit of the week on tuesday in preparation for saturday’s game against RB leipzig will be led by athletics coaches werner leuthard and quirin loppert, according to dpa information.

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175 Years ago, the first train came to bamberg

175 years ago, the first train came to bamberg

In 1844 bamberg got the connection to a new means of transportation – the railroad. It was an eventful history when the operation of the koniglich bayerische staatseisenbahn began. The railroad contributed to the economic development of the city and provided wages and bread for generations of railroad workers.

The successes of the private "ludwigs railroad from nurnberg to furth encouraged operators to expand. Various proposals were considered. The 1836 planned project of the "nurnberg-northern border railroad company envisaged a route from nurnberg via bamberg to hof. Due to miscalculations and excessive costs, the project was doomed to fail again as early as 1840.

This was the decision of king ludwig I. After consultation with his minister of the interior, karl von abel, to have a railroad built by law in the direction of the north at state expense. At 14. January 1841 the kingdom of bavaria concluded an agreement with the kingdom of saxony and the duchy of saxony-altenburg to build a railroad from nurnberg via bamberg to the northern border of the empire at hof and from there a continuation in the direction of leipzig. An extension in the direction of the south over augsburg to lindau was made in prospect.

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Climate change does not wait

Climate change does not wait

C orona tops climate. Anyone who has followed the media coverage closely over the past few weeks will have noticed that the pandemic has been the dominant theme. The discussion about climate change and its already noticeable consequences, on the other hand, has often been relegated to the margins.

The fact that the young people, who last year took part in the "fridays for future" campaign had pointed out that it is not well ordered around our environment, again become active and on friday – completely corona conform – to a demonstration "with distance" is not to be estimated high enough. Climate change does not wait until the pandemic – sometime, when? – is once over.

On the contrary, the corona crisis is showing many side effects that are not good for the climate. Anyone who goes into a business on one of these fine autumn days would rather sit outside than inside. The risk is said to be lower. And when it gets very cool very quickly in the evening? Then the heating mushroom is turned on. Grocery stores that just a few months ago willingly put meat, fish, sausage, cheese and more in customers’ reusable containers now insist on disposable packaging. For the sake of hygiene. Everyday masks are now a common sight everywhere. But not everyone wears colorful fabric that can be washed. No one has yet calculated to which mullberg used once-masks have grown in the meantime. If we add all the plastic generated by medical tests on top of that, the pile was allowed to be considerable.

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Plenty of time for the newspaper

Plenty of time for the newspaper

Salmsdorf – her 90th birthday. Emmi vetter from salmsdorf celebrated her birthday on friday. Mentally very active, she still participates strongly in everyday life. "First thing every morning she reads the daily paper", reports son herbert vetter. She spends at least two hours at the breakfast table, reading page after page with a magnifying glass. "When I call her in the afternoon and ask about a certain topic, she knows exactly what the newspaper said about it, says vetter. Current politics, current affairs, sports, but also local news, these are her favorite topics.
Even today, she still takes part in the events of the rentweinsdorf senior citizens’ group, maintains old contacts and finds out about the latest happenings in her community.She is also always present at family celebrations and is happy to be visited. She still lives quite independently in her own apartment in the family home in salmsdorf.
1949 she moved here and married her husband ernst. Together with him, she ran a farm. She had two sons and now has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. It was a hard blow when her husband died about three years ago. The two had been married for over 60 years. Emmi vetter, nee stadler, comes from treinfeld and the couple met at the train station there.
Her birthday was attended by deputy district administrator michael ziegler, mayor willi sendelbeck, and pastor hans korner. The senior citizens’ group was also present, so everyone spent a few pleasant hours in the salmsdorfer burgerhaus.

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Csu sees “chaotic situation

Csu sees 'chaotic situation

Bernhard panzer it was the beginning of march, before the municipal elections and also at a time when meetings could take place without hindrance. A little later, the corona crisis had wiped that out. For the next meeting of the building committee, the CSU faction of the herzogenaurach city council had come up with a special proposal. She was concerned about possible traffic regulations at the shopping center at the klingenwiesen.

Searching for solutions

The administration should therefore be instructed to work with the owner and operator to find better traffic regulations for the entrance and exit of the specialist retail center on erlanger strabe and, if necessary, to implement these regulations. As a result, the construction committee should be informed again. In the motion, bernhard schwab (at that time still chairman of the parliamentary group) and konrad korner explained that the “traffic situation at the shopping center, which has been very chaotic since the beginning”, had become worse has not calmed down. In particular, the two side-by-side entrances and exits – some with a median strip, some without – were causing problems, especially within the parking area.

At the same time, according to the CSU, “the distance to be bridged from the street to the road is relatively large, so that potentially dangerous situations can arise in addition to the coordination difficulties between drivers. This is mainly due to the paths for pedestrians and cyclists.