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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Mitwitz: plewa takes over as vg chairman

Mitwitz: plewa takes over as vg chairman

After 30 years in office of old town mayor hans-peter laschka, a fresh wind is now blowing in the mitwitz/schneckenlohe administrative community (VG) as well. The new chairman is now the incumbent mitwitz mayor oliver plewa (CSU). Mayor knut morgenroth (SPD) from schneckenlohe remains in the post of deputy mayor.

"When a mayor has been in office for 30 years, it is hard to remember that things used to be different." Knut morgenroth spoke of a "novelty" at the constituent meeting. Oliver plewa emphasized in his "inaugural address, the topic was not so new to him, he had already learned a lot of it from his previous job. His goal, he says, is to treat both communities equally. "I rely on a cooperative relationship with each other."

The regularities of a constituent meeting also include the formation of an audit committee. Here heiko eichhorn was elected as chairman. The committee also includes sigmund katholing and jurgen kern.

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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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Boundless joy of playing of the kerwamusikanten

Boundless joy of playing of the kerwamusikanten

On their program are scottish, rheinlander, mazurka, polka, waltz and gallop… In short, they play typical french music. "Dance music, as used to be played at church festivals", says ewald burkart, who has been with the kreuzschuher kerwamusikanten since the beginning. And when the musicians from the small community of stegaurach perform, as they will again next sunday at the kreuzschuher kerwa, polish tones are often heard as well. For years, the french have had a close friendship with the music and dance group karkonosze from the riesengebirge mountains.

The spark jumps
The linchpin of the friendship is boguslaw lewandowski. The first violinist of the bamberger symphoniker not only plays light music with his salon orchestra, but also plays enthusiastically with the kerwamusikanten. Bogdan, as his musical comrades-in-arms call lewandowski, approached them then, the musicians from his home country. Four years ago, the district had invited the kreuzschuher and the group from the partner district jelenia gora to the farmer museum in frensdorf. "I knew the music and asked them: ,can i play along?'", tells lewandowski. "A minute later I played together with the polish musicians."

The spark jumped over. Also on the other kerwa musicians. Since then they have visited each other again and again. Or they met at tourism fairs in poland, where the county took the kreuzschuher as musical representatives. Last year, a joint performance at the state horticultural show in bamberg.

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Foundation stone preserves d-mark

Yes, there will also be a fireplace in the new youth center. After that, jurgen zinck, dean of the evangelical lutheran deanery district of kulmbach, is asked by almost all the guests of the old youth center.
The building was demolished because the cost of renovating the house from the 1970s was not worth it. "Although the new building of the weihermuhle now costs a little more than the renovation of the old house. But the renovated building had to be maintained at great expense and would have been more expensive in the long run", says the dean's office.

Money in the cornerstone from 1977

On friday he blessed the construction site of the new building and opened the foundation stone of the old consecration mound from 1977. In addition to building plans, evangelical parish letters, old newspapers and the original certificate of the laying of the foundation stone, the dean also found something he couldn't resist saying: seven deutschmarks in munzen. "The financing is secured", he jokes. He can joke, because the financing question has indeed been clarified in the meantime.

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The organ is wolfgang spindler’s adventure

The organ is wolfgang spindler's adventure

Where else but wernsdorf castle should a visit go to chat with wolfgang spindler?? Finally, this concert venue is the home of the capella antiqua bambergensis, whose founder and director is the professor emeritus of the university of bamberger. On 30. March
the father of three and grandfather of seven turns 80: "I feel mentally like i'm 35, and all my joints are still without metal", the jubilarian is pleased about the vitality he has been given at an advanced age.

Family celebration on easter sunday

The 30. March is now good friday, a silent day also for wolfgang spindler – despite his round birthday. Easter sunday is celebrated with the immediate family: "30 people", he explains.

Will music also be made on the feast day? Spindler laughs. At least he himself was allowed to pull out the stops at his home in bamberg: "I play my pipe organ every day". Uberhaupt organ: "it was always my adventure!" His passion for the queen of instruments shines through. In addition to his professional activities as a music teacher in various places in upper franconia, he studied at the church music institute of the university of erlangen in his younger years.

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