A5: ghost drive possibly suicide

A5: ghost drive possibly suicide

The police are working with a ten-member investigation team to solve the horror crash of the ghost driver in offenburg. Preliminary evidence suggests that the 20-year-old was intentionally driving in the wrong direction and may have wanted to kill himself, police said on monday. But the man did not leave a suicide note. Officers will question friends and family about possible motives and life circumstances. Police expect lengthy investigation. Five people and the ghost driver were killed in the accident on a freeway.

"There is a history. And this one we have to follow up now", the head of the offenburg police, reinhard renter, told the dpa news agency on monday. There is no suicide note. "He did not make it that easy for us." Investigators are also looking into the possibility that it could have been a test drive or driving under the influence of drugs. Renter expects that a final report will not be available until next year. "This year will be no more."

There were no problems with traffic flow or a construction site at the freeway onramp, renter said. "There are no unusual circumstances that could have confused the driver and led him into the wrong lane." It must be assumed that the 20-year-old was deliberately heading in the wrong direction.

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Loscher joins in his ejection from siemens

Loscher joins in his ejection from siemens

"My sole concern is the well-being of siemens and the 370,000 siemens employees who are justifiably proud of their company," loscher told the "bild" newspaper (tuesday). A siemens spokesman explained that it was not true that loscher only wanted to vacate his position on the executive board if cromme also left the control committee at the same time.

Loscher thus clears the way for his successor. After lengthy deliberations, the supervisory board of the DAX-listed company agreed over the weekend to replace the austrian prematurely and issued a succinct statement announcing its intention to vote him out of office on wednesday. Well-informed circles reported that chief financial officer joe kaeser is to take over from loscher. However, the group is still silent on this personnel matter.

The shock waves of the leadership drama also reached berlin. Chancellor angela merkel (CDU) wishes for an end to the turbulences. From the chancellor’s point of view, siemens is a flagship of the german economy, deputy government spokesman georg streiter said on monday. "That’s why it’s important to her that this global company gets back into calm waters again."

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Cooling sold out: in forchheim there are hardly any air-conditioning rates and fans left

cooling sold out: in forchheim there are hardly any air-conditioning rates and fans left

The heat wave continues to keep forchheim in a sweatbox. But those hoping for technical help are currently looking down the tubes: fans and mobile air-conditioning units are sold out at forchheim's DIY stores and electrical retailers – with a few exceptions. "We have sold fans without end. The demand was much higher than we had goods there. The climatic rates were also sold brutally well," says, says matthias kilian, manager of the media store in forchheim.

Table and floor fans, coarse and small air-conditioning units – his customers had cleared his shelves in the past few days. On monday four single stand fans were delivered, after that all cooling electric units are gone. "Nobody could have expected that the heat period would last so long", says kilian.

The expert was also sold out last week. "Every day we have over 70 requests for fans. We received the last 30 on wednesday, but they were sold again after only four hours," explains achim schiele, reports diana krenn, department manager for small goods at expert forchheim. "The fans have, thank god, still been delivered. We did not expect it any more ." Krenn has currently ordered supplies again. But they don't know whether fans can still be supplied at all.

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The grief with the plastic gauze

The grief with the plastic gauze

"What is bavaria's business with plastic bags??" This question was posed by five women and one man during a panel discussion at cafe kitsch in kronach. The CSU women's union of the district had invited the participants, who also wanted to provide sensible approaches for action during this event. Anja weisgerber, chairwoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the committee on the environment, nature conservation, building and nuclear safety, spoke above all about the new environmental strategies with regard to plastic waste. The pollution of the world's oceans is currently a burning issue in all the media.

More recycling

On the one hand, the eu commission wants to ban certain single-use plastic products, and on the other hand, they want to curb consumption, says weisgerber. The municipalities are also to be given more rights of intervention in the future and are entitled to make certain stipulations. She also spoke about the new packaging law, which will come into force on 1 january 2009.1.The "plastic tute" comes into force in 2019 and has two main objectives: "firstly, to increase the recycling quota, and secondly, to create a new central body that ensures fair competition between market participants."

Above all, the municipalities are to be given a strong hand, as they have been able to make specifications for a coordination agreement with the dual system. But since the pollution comes not only from the EU, but also from other countries, much more needs to be done, especially internationally, weisgerber said. Before one imposes however prohibitions or even taxes on plastic, one must examine exactly whether the european union does not have to make here concrete defaults. "Maybe it would be better to use awareness campaigns, deposit systems and the like to encourage consumers to make more conscious decisions.

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Election in poland: trzaskowski congratulates duda on victory

Election in poland: trzaskowski congratulates duda on victory

After the runoff election for the office of president in poland, opposition challenger rafal trzaskowski congratulated incumbent andrzej duda on his victory. "May this term be a truly different one," trzaskowski wrote on twitter.

According to the electoral commission, after 99.98 percent of the constituencies were counted, duda received 51.1 percent of the vote, while trzaskowski received just under 48.9 percent. Based on these data, voter turnout was around 68 percent. The electoral commission still lacked the results from five constituencies. The official final result was expected later in the day.

Duda, a 48-year-old lawyer, was supported by the national conservative ruling party pis, which is at odds with the eu commission over its reform policies. Trzaskowski, who has been mayor of warsaw since 2018, had entered the race for the liberal-conservative citizens’ coalition (KO) and ran a pro-european campaign.

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The millet … Not bad at all!

The millet ... Not bad at all!

Brigitte krause with the many self-proclaimed "specialists" father and son schneider in the bischofsheim district of zeil do not have it so badly. Today, everyone in the social media is talking about how the "good" one what agriculture must look like. That sucks. However, the two farmers are concerned about what a skilled master farmer actually takes into account and knows about his profession, and they are neither aware of it nor do they value it. They were quite skeptical about the bee-people petition. For the ways in which environmental toxins enter nature today are manifold. Far from everything is the farmer’s fault.

And if you look across europe and beyond, german farmers are basically in a much better position than they are given credit for in the country.

However. The referendum has had an effect: rape has declined massively as a field crop, not only are the seeds coated with neonicotinoids (so that they are not eaten), rape also needs more chemical support, it has many enemies.

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Court: “reichsburgers” not allowed to own weapons

Court: 'reichsburgers' not allowed to own weapons

Followers of the "reichsburger" scene are not allowed to possess weapons after a court order. Those who follow their ideology and reject the federal republic and its legal system "give reason to fear that they will also not strictly follow the regulations of the weapons law".

Members and sympathizers of the movement are "in principle to be regarded as unreliable in terms of weapons law", the administrative court of gieben announced.

In a summary proceeding, the judges confirmed the opinion of the weapons authority of the district of marburg-biedenkopf, which had revoked the weapons permit of a suspected scene supporter on the grounds of unreliability. The court decision is of fundamental importance, a spokeswoman said. However, the decision is not yet legally binding.

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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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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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