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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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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Ob promises rosy times for homeowners

The "store" leave the "fritz" shopping center, many shops in the langgasse are empty. Nevertheless, mayor henry schramm is sure that rosy times are dawning for property owners because of the upcoming university settlement.
The cabinet's decision to make kulmbach a university town was like winning the lottery, declared the chairman of the kulmbach and surrounding area homeowners' association, jorg naumann, at the members' meeting.
The fact that up to 1,000 students are expected to come to kulmbach one day is creating a spirit of optimism, the mayor said. "We have planted flowers, preserved the market, lowered the contributions, but we have lost residents year after year. In 2017, for the first time, we had more inhabitants again", schramm spoke of a trend reversal. "We will need more housing and more kindergarten places. We will have to expand and renovate school facilities. We need to start building the infrastructure now."
Only in the last few days, an investor from upper bavaria bought an inner-city brownfield site. Its goal: to create student housing. Apartments are also to be built in pestalozzistrabe and petzmannsberg. "This will not only be high-priced housing", explained schramm, who advocated a revitalization of the city center. "We must succeed in retaining students in kulmbach."
Jorg naumann put the number of members at 540. In the past year, the volume of consultations has increased immensely. The reason: the legal requirements became more and more difficult and incomprehensible. The market had once again developed into a rental market, as housing was in short supply. "Within a few weeks, an apartment can be rented in kulmbach", according to naumann. Average rents are around 7.50 euros per square meter for newer properties and five to six euros for older ones.

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Conversion has created new district

conversion has created new district

Architektur-treff bamberg, kunstverein and schutzgemeinschaft alt-bamberg invited to the second round of their lecture series at the franz-ludwig-gymnasium. Right at the beginning, karl-josef jansen picked up on the last presentation by dietmar most, a further city planner, who had mentioned some points for a successful conversion. It is also important that "constant and reliable political relationships" are maintained prevail, as jansen emphasized. Ostfildern (today 37.000 inhabitants) was one of the first sites to be vacated by the americans, with about 7000 u.S. Soldiers being withdrawn here in 1992.

With the conversion, a new district was created in ostfildern – the scharnhauser park. Formerly used by the wehrmacht as an air base and after the end of the war as the US barracks "nellingen barracks" has been created. The start was anything but easy, jansen recalls: "from the banks' point of view, it was viewed negatively," she says, so the city planner. But the project was a resounding success. In the years from 2001 to 2006, the project received a total of eleven awards – including the german urban development award and the climate star environmental trophy. "The experts find the project very successful", says jansen.

2000 new jobs
3500 housing units and 2000 jobs were created on the 140 hectares of former military land. Over 8,000 residents have moved in to date – most of them from neuburg. "These people need places they can identify with", according to jansen. It all began with the announcement of an urban design ideas competition. In the end, janson und wolfrum won with their design, as it took into account the topography of the land and dealt with the history of the area. At the time, it was important to the city planners that a self-sufficient district be created in which the polycentric structure was preserved. The main premise was that there should be no traffic congestion and that the green areas should be preserved.

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Construction site in friedhofstrabe continues to advance

Construction site in friedhofstrabe continues to advance

New curbs, new sidewalks, new lanterns: the lower part of friedhofstrabe is finished, the closure is lifted again. Part 2 of the road expansion project is now on the agenda.

"The work is on schedule, says peter kreb from the city’s civil engineering department. Everything else also seems to have gone smoothly so far. "The guys are great, I can only recommend them", says a resident. During the construction work, access to his property was not a problem.

The work in the next section between the kirchgrundsiedlung junction and the friedrich muller strasse junction will be carried out in the same way as in the first section, as the city announced: the road will be partially dug up so that the canal can be renewed. After that, the sections are filled again and the actual maturation of the grape begins.
For this, the part of the building has to be completely closed off. Work on the canal starts at the adolf-kolping-strabe/kirchgrundsiedlung intersection.

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Islamists take foreigners into their power in algeria

Islamists take foreigners into their power in algeria

According to the mauritanian news agency ANI, the islamists are demanding an end to the french military mission in mali. A spokesman for the hostage-takers told the agency that the attack was punishment for algeria granting overflight rights to french military aircraft.

Governments in the U.S., norway, the U.K., ireland and japan confirmed that burghers from their countries are among the hostages. The heavily armed terrorists attacked the oil workers’ settlement early wednesday morning in three vehicles.

According to the algerian ministry of the interior, they first targeted a bus that was leaving for the airport with a group of foreigners. There were reportedly deaths and injuries. After that, he said, the islamists had entered the industrial complex and taken an "unspecified" number of hostages.

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T-mobile benefits from lte chip in iphone 5

Telekom manager michael hagspihl told the news agency dpa. The reason: telecommunications has focused on the 1800-mhz frequency band for the LTE rollout in the cities. "This strategy is now paying off in full for the iphone," said hagspihl, who is responsible for marketing in germany.

In germany, LTE networks are currently being operated in three frequency ranges: 800, 1800 and 2600 mhz. The iphone 5 supports only the 1800 mhz. T-mobile, a subsidiary of deutsche telekom, gives all smartphone customers with appropriately equipped phones access to the LTE network.

However, the full speed of 100 mbit/second is only available at no extra charge in the XL rate plan; in other plans, the option can be booked as well. "We claim to be able to combine an optimal network with the iphone and offer the customer the full LTE experience," said hagspihl. "So far we have covered around 60 cities, and by the end of the year we will have covered 100."

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Stall magic and culinary delights

Stall magic and culinary delights

Your fall many people the switch from summer to autumn and the associated advent season particularly difficult. Because the summer was very nice and lasted for a long time. In the meantime, the weather has become more autumnal, the first snowflakes have appeared, the anticipation of advent and thus also of the christmas and christmas markets is gradually catching up with us. And with that, the advent and christmas markets in france are also coming more and more into focus.

Rightly so, because in the run-up to the christmas holidays, it has its own special charm to pay a visit to the festively illuminated stalls in frankens inner cities. Especially since there are always interesting additional offers next to the actual markets, which make a visit worthwhile.

In bamberg, for example, there is the famous "krippenweg". The crib tradition, once founded by jesuits, has a 400-year tradition here. From 30. November until 6. January the most different nativity scenes are to be seen at 36 stations. This year in the crib museum you can admire, among other things, the world's largest bohemian glass crib.

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Man provides for two missions

A 30-year-old man caused two police incidents in bamberg on wednesday afternoon. First, the perpetrator punched another man in the nose in a social institution in the siechenstrabe. The victim had to be taken to hospital with a suspected nasal bone fracture. The offender then left the facility and was arrested around 14.20 o’clock picked up by the police in nurnberger strabe. There he was under the influence of drugs on the road and should be taken into custody because of his mood swings. The man obviously did not agree with this and fled at first.

During his subsequent arrest, the 30-year-old resisted and insulted the officers using the most foul language. He also damaged a police officer’s watch, which was damaged to the tune of about 250 euros. While being taken to a detention cell and the subsequent taking of blood samples ordered by the public prosecutor’s office, he again threw insults around and spat at the officers on duty. The man now has to answer for resisting police officers, bodily injury, damage to property and insulting behaviour.

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Borse wants to reform dax

Borse wants to reform dax

The german stock exchange wants the leading german index dax to contain 40 instead of 30 stocks in the future. A corresponding survey among market participants on the reform of the index was launched on monday, the stock exchange operator announced in frankfurt. In addition, in the future, companies should be demonstrably profitable in order to be admitted to the dax index. The consultation of the members will last until 4 april. November. The result is expected on 23. November will be presented.

With these changes, the german stock exchange is responding to recent criticism of the existing dax regulations. The background to this is the expulsion of the now insolvent payment service provider wirecard, less than two years after it was included in the list.

Wirecard was replaced in the dax by the loss-making company delivery hero. The german stock exchange had therefore announced its intention to change the rules before the end of this year.

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