After the winter, we want to make it supple

After the winter, we want to make it supple

In spring, otto bruckner from huttenheim gets back on his motorcycle like many others. Since 2000, the 75-year-old has been driving again. He gladly accepts tips from experienced driving instructors. It was therefore a matter of course for him to take part in the motorcycle safety training organized by the kitzingen traffic police in iphofen.

Not only for him. 208 motorcyclists – male and female, young and old – rode around the test tracks at the knauf company truck park in iphofen on saturday. "An insane number of participants," enthused norbert muller of the kitzingen district traffic watch and police department. "It was a complete success," he says happily together with his colleagues, because last year there had been 111 participants.

Without the numerous helpers the event would not have been possible, muller said and emphasized above all the driving instructors from the kitzingen driving schools, who received support from ochsenfurt. They were available with advice and assistance.

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Dfb boss keller on dfb women: coming back to top of the world

dfb boss keller on dfb women: coming back to top of the world

After an atmospheric and successful end to the season, the german women’s soccer team is once again optimistic about the future.

"It was a great end to the year," said national coach martina voss-tecklenburg after the convincing and highly deserved 2-1 (1-1) victory over england at wembley stadium in london. She added: "we are in the middle of a process, and it is far from over."

The quarterfinal defeat at the world championships in france and the resulting absence from the 2020 olympics in tokyo had put a severe damper on german women’s soccer, which had been accustomed to success for years, this summer. But the flawless start to the european championship qualifiers, with twelve points from four games and 31:0 goals, and the prestigious victory against england, the fourth-place team in the world cup, give hope of a return to their former strength.

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The bwg is not moving fast enough

The bwg is not moving fast enough

At the annual meeting of the weisendorf civic electoral association (BWG), thomas rudel was confirmed in his office as chairman. Robert klose and florian lochner were unanimously elected as new deputies, and treasurer helmut schafer and secretary karoline schmidt will continue in their positions. The four assessors thomas schmidt, gunther vogel and bodo klose as well as florian lindner were also elected unanimously.
With a view to the local elections in 2020, chairman rudel asked that younger candidates be considered, because the BWG should remain fit for the future.
Karoline schmidt and walter ferbar as well as gunther vogel reported from the meetings of the municipal council. "Although we voted for funds every year, nothing has happened to the castle garden under mayor heinrich sub auber", explained municipal councillor schmidt with regard to the city's construction demand, and the bathing pond is becoming more and more of a never-ending story.

No end of topics in sight

Rough plans had also been made for the apartments planned for recognized refugees in the main street, but nothing was progressing because it was difficult to find tradesmen. In this context, karoline schmidt asked why an architect was needed at all for the call for tenders with a well-staffed construction office.
On the subject of the bus loop at the forest cemetery there is also no end in sight. Gunther vogel doubts that the expensive bus loop will result in a better utilization of the opnv buses. Karoline schmidt was cautiously optimistic about the planned ball sports hall. She hopes that the project will be realized soon, because far too much time has passed from the idea to the planning stage.
Further topics of the discussion were the continuation of the flat use plan "weisendorf 2030", which was also tackled in good time at the urging of the BWG, as was the expansion of the broadband network. Again it was criticized that the urgently needed construction of the fub- and cycle path at the erlanger strabe is still delayed and that there is little news about the extension of the building area gerbersleite.
Another topic was post-densification, which is being mercilessly exploited by certain investors, vogel criticized. There are construction hours at the kirchenstrabe and at the ruckseite "zur schwane", which was more or less waved through by the majority of the building committee. "The municipal councils should take a closer look at the site and the plan before making a decision, because under the guise of redensification, everything is being done", vogel argued. But there were also positive things, namely about the budget. Walter ferbar presented the most important figures and praised the extremely satisfactory budgetary management of the municipality.

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Shift to the left expected in parliamentary elections in the czech republic

Shift to the left expected in parliamentary elections in the czech republic

The social democrats could thus become the strongest force and possibly govern the country with the support of the communists. "This country can’t stand any more right-wing reforms," party leader bohuslav sobotka said in a final debate. Voters can still cast their ballots on saturday.

Whether a red-red alliance between social democrats (CSSD) and communists (KSCM) will be enough in the end is a matter of suspense. It would be the first toleration of a government by the orthodox communists since the democratic change of 1989. Opponents spoke of a "dangerous signal" and a "jolt to the east".

Activists unveiled a giant caricature of russian president vladimir putin in protest at the site of a former stalin monument in prague. "We must not allow the dark past to repeat itself", they announced.

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Andreas dreitz third in tallinn

Andreas dreitz third in tallinn

The pro from team erdinger-alkoholfrei finished third in a strong field of starters behind start-finish winner daniel baekkegard (denmark) and his german compatriot sebastian kienle.

Failed start a week earlier

One week after the race in davos (switzerland), which was cancelled due to a thunderstorm, the 31-year-old michelauer took on the ironman half-distance again in estonia. In 70.3 races were in tallinn over 800 athletes over the 1.9 kilometer swim, 90 kilometer bike and the half marathon (21.1 km), including over 100 from germany. The swim, however, was not in the baltic sea, but in lake harku. In the field of 17 professional men, baekkegard already set himself apart in the swim. The dane came out of the water after 22:45 minutes. The first chasers were nils frommhold (berlin) and the hungarian balasz csoke with a gap of 90 seconds. Dreitz had 30 seconds later solid ground under his feet again.

Dane can’t be caught

On the bike baekkegard kept the competition at a distance. From behind kienle closed the gap to dreitz and frommhold. The german trio further shortened the gap to the danes. When he switched to the half marathon, he still had a 15 and 18 second lead over dreitz and kienle, respectively. Frommhold was not able to follow the bike-asses, but finished the race in 5th place behind the finnish rider henrik goesch.

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Obama warns against use of chemical weapons in syria

Obama warns against use of chemical weapons in syria

U.S. President barack obama warned in washington on tuesday that if syrian strongman baschar al-assad used poison against the rebels, it could be the end of the line. If it comes to that, there are "substantial" risks of international proliferation of chemical weapons, he says. "We don’t want that spirit out of the bottle," obama said tuesday in washington.

There are "options" for a response should the security of the U.S., its allies or the international community be threatened, the U.S. President said. He had already in 2012 asked the pentagon, the military and the intelligence services for proposals. At the moment, however, the USA had no clear evidence that the regime had used chemical weapons. There is evidence that the weapons were used, but "we don’t know how they were used, when they were used, and who used them.

If assad used the poison, it would be "a game changer" not just for the U.S. But for the international community, obama affirmed.

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Gosberger is pissed off by all the traffic

Gosberger is pissed off by all the traffic

Even more through traffic than they are already used to, the people of gosberg have to cope with. The background is that the roof truss of the filial church and the tower cross are being restored. The longhouse is also being completely re-roofed.

More and more drivers are now bypassing the temporary traffic lights in front of the church by taking the sneaky route across the hirtenbach creek. This is increasingly upsetting the residents there. Before the town council meeting in pinzberg, some gosbergers gave vent to their anger.

Completion only in the middle of august
Until mid august, however, they will probably have to put up with the increased traffic. Then the work on the church should be completed.

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Merkel calls for efforts for peace in assisi

Merkel calls for efforts for peace in assisi

In view of the threat of war in the middle east, german chancellor angela merkel called in italy for more efforts to bring about peace.

"There are so many recent developments that have shown us that peace is anything but self-evident. The recent escalation in syria and among our neighbors shows that very clearly," the CDU politician said in assisi, where she was honored by the franciscan monks.

With the light of peace, the order honored merkel’s commitment in germany and europe to the peaceful coexistence of the people. The glass lamp is a replica of the oil lamp in the burial chamber of the founder of the order francis of assisi, with which the dalai lama, mother teresa, israel’s former president shimon peres and pope francis have already been awarded.

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Reinhold schneider from knetzgau cared for three family members

Reinhold schneider from knetzgau cared for three family members

Reinhold schneider from knetzgau was honored with the cross of merit on ribbon of the order of merit of the federal republic of germany on friday in wurzburg. The state thus honors schneider’s customary maintenance work. The laudatory speech was given by gerhard eck (CSU), secretary of state in the ministry of the interior.

Reinhold schneider (79) has cared for three family members for almost 30 years. He was honored as" an outstanding example of active care and responsibility and of unconditional affirmation of family" excellent. "With superhuman strength, he faced the life task of providing for and caring for his family at home for decades", he said in the laudation.

When his mother-in-law elisabeta schnos needed constant care in 1990 due to physical impairments, the first signs of a hereditary disease, which usually appeared around the age of 40, were evident in his wife maria. The first signs of the disease were to be seen. Maria was restricted in many movements and work processes, and so reinhold schneider worried mainly about his mother-in-law. Schnos died in 1999 at the age of 78.

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Dry winter keeps frankfurt airport buzzing

dry winter keeps frankfurt airport buzzing

The number of aircraft movements increased by 0.7 percent year-on-year to 37,651 despite the ban on night flights, which has been in force since october, according to the operating company fraport. In contrast, the trend in freight traffic at frankfurt was downward: freight and airmail volumes fell by 15.9 percent to around 146,100 metric tons. One reason was the timing of the chinese new year holiday in january, which temporarily shut down the important chinese airfreight market. Last year the festival fell entirely in february. In addition, the ban on night flights has had a negative impact, it said.

Within the group, fraport recorded growth of around 6.6 percent to 5.75 million passengers, including its international airports in antalya in turkey, in lima, the capital of peru, and in varna and burgas in bulgaria.

From frankfurt, traffic to eastern europe and latin america in particular increased disproportionately. Passenger numbers to australia and africa were low. The dry weather without significant snowfall makes unnecessary de-icing of the planes immediately before take-off. There will be fewer flight cancellations. The jets are de-iced in the severe cold with a long-lasting agent that can be applied early and therefore has little effect on the airport’s operations.

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