New building of a jva in bamberg is inspected

New building of a jva in bamberg is inspected

Should move the prison? The political leadership of the city wants it, the management of the correctional facility (JVA) sees the matter positively, the residents are opposed to a possible relocation with mixed feelings – after all, one does not know what was to follow. And the ministry of justice, which must ultimately decide on it?

So far, the reaction in munich to the issue, which was raised by mayor andreas starke (SPD) and mayor werner hipelius (CSU) in an open letter to minister-president horst seehofer (CSU) on the occasion of the meeting of the bavarian cabinet in bamberg at the end of january, has been rather reserved. The need for action in other jvaen is greater, according to minister beate merk (CSU). Bamberg has no priority.

Expert discussion on site
But now there seems to be some movement in the matter. At an on-site technical meeting attended by representatives of the ministry of justice, the supreme building authority, the state building authority and the prison management, it was agreed to prepare a feasibility study on a possible relocation of the prison. In the process, as state secretary melanie huml (CSU) learned from the ministry of justice in response to a question, the economic viability of continuing to run the "cafe sandbad – including necessary renovation measures – can be compared in detail with that of a new building elsewhere in bamberg.

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Pandemic slows down the sport bowlers

Pandemic slows down the sport bowlers

Like all other sports, the sport of bowling in kronach has had to contend with considerable problems and restrictions in the last six months due to corona. The 2019/20 season was ended prematurely in march 2020 and with the currently rising infection figures it must be feared that the 2020/21 season will be cancelled completely. Despite all this, the first chairman of the kronach bowling club, horst wich, was pleased with the large attendance at the annual general meeting.

The association kronacher sportkegler is the umbrella organization of the individual bowling clubs that participate in league play. He especially buried the honorary chairman of many years erwin dannreuther as well as patrick linthaler, the district chairman of upper franconia in the bavarian sport bowling association

(BSKV). By the way, the district of upper franconia is one of the leading sports bowling districts in germany with several national league teams (women and men).

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Flyball lets the dogs fly

Flyball lets the dogs fly

Loud dog barking can be heard on the training field of the flyball group in muckenreuth – a sign that things are about to get started. The animals are under tension, want to run. When trainer nadine swoboda gives the starting signal, the two dog teams will compete against each other. Then the dogs will jump in a duel over four hurdles, grab the tennis ball and take back the four hurdles again. As soon as the yellow ball hits the target, the next animal takes off. Four dog-human teams are in the starting blocks, each with its own companion.

Flyball is the only dog sport in which teams are formed. It originates from the USA. It is not yet very widespread in bavaria. Only a few local teams take part in competitions. Flyball in upper franconia is different: the group travels to tournaments more often, last year even to the european championships in borken (north rhine-westphalia).

On saturday, 12 . May, a flyball tournament will take place for the first time in upper franconia at 8 a.M. And is expected to last until about 4 p.M. Venue is the land of the sheepdog club neudrossenfeld in muckenreuth. Visitors are also welcome, even with their dogs, for which they only need to bring a valid vaccination certificate. Admission is free.

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Djk wins game of nerves

Djk wins game of nerves

The decisive match between DJK teutonia gaustadt and TSV burgebrach for the second place in the fubball-kreisliga bamberg and the participation in the bezirksliga-relegation did not miss its attraction yesterday. 846 spectators came to the aurachtal sports complex in stegaurach.

Efforts not to concede a goal
In both passes, there were few opportunities to score, due to the nature of the game. Both teams were visibly anxious not to concede a goal. The game was pretty evenly matched. Accordingly, the regular season and the subsequent extension were scoreless. And it went with 0:0 into the decisive penalty shootout, which had to bring the decision.

The DJK soccer team came out on top 5:4 and was enthusiastically celebrated by its fans. Despite the importance of the game, both teams displayed a pleasant fairness.
In the first round of the relegation, which for 7./8. June, the DJK teutonia gaustadt has a bye. In round two, the bamberger kreisliga runners-up will face the tus schauenstein (kreisliga hof) on wednesday, 12. June, at 18.30 o'clock in obersdorf on the winner of the game TSV presseck (kreisliga bayreuth) against tus schauenstein (kreisliga hof). 

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Raid on ex-fpo chief strache

Raid on ex-fpo chief strache

In austria, according to media reports, there has been a house search of the former fpo chief heinz-christian strache. The house of ex-faction leader johann gudenus (fpo) had also been searched.

The public prosecutor’s office for economic affairs and corruption (wksta) in vienna confirmed – without naming any of those involved – investigations into suspicions of bribery and corruptibility. Strache reacted with disgust to the investigations and spoke of a "political attack" on his person.

"It is a matter of suspicion that the partisan awarding of gambling licenses was agreed between the responsible persons of a gambling company and officials of the republic of austria in return for the appointment of a certain candidate as a member of the board of a stock corporation," a spokesman for the wksta explained. According to the newspaper "der standard", the accusation is that the fpo had a district councilor from vienna elevated to the board of directors of a gambling company on the basis of a political deal.

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Through the needle’s ear at 80 tons

It is shortly after 1 a.M. In wirsberg. Blue light illuminates the night. Police escort two heavy goods vehicles from the jerichower land near magdeburg from the highway to the health resort. The convoy stops at the square below the town hall, where the glass containers are usually located. Drivers karsten pirk and ralf rower get out of the car, talk briefly with their companions. Because without them nothing goes. Only pirk's girlfriend, heike glock, who has come along for the ride as an exception because her boyfriend has told her that the transport is something very special and certainly spectacular, remains sitting in the driver's cab and looks out of the cab, somewhat perplexed. "You have to trust the drivers, they can do it", says heike glock. "I have the day off, so I went along for the ride. My friend told me that it is quite narrow in wirsberg", betrayed them and is already a bit shocked at the sight of the narrow ortsdurchfahrt.

Karsten pirk turns the steering wheel. He has to turn the low-loader, which weighs more than 80 tons and is 25 meters long, along with the huge part for the wind turbine base onto the road and parking lot, and then maneuver it backwards through the pinhole at the town hall. At first everything works like clockwork. After just a few tries, the low loader is upside down. The windmill part is perpendicular to the road. Like a wall. The nose of the tractor barely misses the angels standing on the opposite court. Karsten pirk's companion moves a no-stopping sign to the side.

"We have specially removed the glass containers", says burgermeister hermann anselstetter. But these were not the only preparations. A lantern, which would have been in the way, was dismantled, even a tree had to be felled. In addition, the floor was covered with heavy-duty mats so that the truck would not completely destroy the subsoil. For safety's sake, there were experts on site who could have intervened if there were problems with a pipeline or if a hydrant was damaged.
Then suddenly an unpleasant noise. The low loader scrapes the floor. The sidewalk is deeper, the land slightly sloping. The heavy load throws up the gravel in thick layers. Burgermeister anselstetter shrugs off the camera. He gets a little queasy.

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Kita honors st. Martin

Kita honors st. Martin

The kindergarten team "haus fur kinder am kastanienbaum" (house for children at the chestnut tree) had prepared together with the parents' council a great martins festival. Around 100 children and twice as many adults came to the service and lit up the church with lanterns made by their parents. The children played the story of saint martin.

In front of the church, matleen theil stood ready with her white horse as saint martin and led the procession. From the market place the rough procession moved to the bus turning place of the anna-B.-eckstein school. The parents' council had planned the martinsfest there. At the beginning there was also the story of martin sharing his red coat with a beggar. In the school auditorium, children and adults warmed up with cucumber soup and warm drinks. The popcorn machine was constantly besieged, but there were also other small dishes and cold drinks available. A special feature was that all kindergarten children wore a lantern and a pendant with a goose around their necks. The latter could be exchanged for a yeast cake in the form of a martins goose. The children and adults celebrated the excellently organized st.-martinday. 

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Up to 47 degrees in australia

Up to 47 degrees in australia

New south wales state fire department spokeswoman bridie O’connor said there would be no respite for firefighters. More than a hundred fires blazed on friday as well. Stronger winds and higher temperatures love to increase the fire risk again.

Fourteen of the numerous fires were out of control, the fire department explained. Around 70,000 mostly volunteers fight the flames. Fire danger remains rough everywhere, warns fire chief shane fitzsimmons. "No place is immune. The state must remain on alert. Uberall there is extremely dry, flammable material. Fires really break out very easily."

During the record heatwave this january, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees, lightning strikes sparked many fires. Others were probably laid. Fires destroyed homes, killed thousands of livestock and burned rough flats of pastureland. In new south wales, the fire department estimates that 370,000 hectares of land burned – that’s slightly more than the flatness of mallorca.

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Terrorist group abu sayyaf kills dutch hostage

Terrorist group abu sayyaf kills dutch hostage

The 59-year-old was shot as he tried to flee during a firefight. His body was found in the municipality of patikul, about a thousand kilometers south of the capital manila. The dutchman had been in the hands of abu sayyaf since february 2012 – longer than any other hostage before.

The group has made headlines several times in the past decades with kidnappings and killings of foreigners, including germans. According to an army spokesman, the dutchman tried to escape during a firefight between militars and abu sayyaf members. Six suspected islamists were killed, the spokesman said. Two soldiers had suffered gunshot wounds.

The man from groningen was abducted together with a swiss and their philippine driver when the three wanted to go bird watching in the province of tawi-tawi. The filipino was able to escape shortly afterwards, the swiss two years later.

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This is what paradise tastes like

This is what paradise tastes like

Matthias einwag when it comes to tomatoes, helga dressel is an institution and an authority: since she was a child, she has loved and cultivated paradise apple, as tomatoes are also called. In her garden in grundfeld, she spends every free minute tending to her nightshade plants, of which 153 different plants are currently growing there.

In total, helga dressel now has the seeds of 285 historic tomato plants in the magazine, all of which she grew herself. For her training as a bavarian gardener, the 58-year-old wrote a term paper – naturally about tomatoes.

The heat and drought this summer was hard on all the plants. That’s why we ask helga dressel how she protects her plants from such extreme weather conditions. "Yes, the heat, that’s a problem", she answers. "Tomatoes need a temperature between 18 and 28 degrees – if it is above this, they cook internally and burn."

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