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On the trail of forest animals

On the trail of forest animals

22 children from the kindergarten of the carl-platz school spent half a day in the herzogenaurach dohnwald forest. Forest ranger heike grumann and trainee frederik hiemenz taught them all kinds of interesting facts about the life of forest animals in winter.
The cold in the woods couldn't hurt the thickly wrapped children. But how do the animals actually protect themselves from the cold in winter?? Sure, some get a dense coat and eat a thick layer of fat in the fall, others look for a hiding place and keep winter sleep or hibernation.

Looking for a warm hiding place

Which hiding place is probably the best to keep warm? The children were given the task of finding a hiding place for a film canister filled with hot water that would keep them as warm as possible. Before that, the temperature of the water was measured: +80 degrees. Then the children went out in teams of two to find good "winter quarters" for their "animal (film canisters). After for all "animals" once a hiding place had been found, the search continued into the forest, where different animal tracks – footprints, looseness and frab traces – could be discovered again and again.
When asked what squirrels do in winter, most children knew the answer: they hibernate, that is, they sleep a lot in their burrow, but they wake up every now and then to eat. In the role of a little squirrel, the after-school children were able to re-enact autumn and winter. Each child was given seven nuts to hide in the forest. Then it was time for the winter rest – to retire to sleep and in between to look for the hidden nuts. Many people realized how hard the struggle for survival in nature can be – not every little squirrel had survived the winter.
Oh yes, what was actually going on with the "animals"? (film canisters), which the children had hidden in the morning? They were taken out of their hiding places on the way back to the forest. Again the temperature of the water was measured. For some, the temperature dropped to 2 degrees, for others only to 9 degrees, depending on how well the hiding place was protected with branches, leaves or earth.
Natascha ruff

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Police set up mobile video surveillance in coburg’s steinweg

Police set up mobile video surveillance in coburg's steinweg

In view of the accumulation of crimes in coburg’s steinweg, the police prasidium of upper franconia will deploy a mobile video surveillance system there in a two-month test operation. The minister of the interior joachim herrmann informed the coburg CSU member of parliament hans michelbach in a personal letter, as the parliamentarian said on friday in coburg.

The mission in april and may is to study the effect of video surveillance on the development of crimes in the stone road. The delegate had written to mr. Mann in view of the development of the offences in the area of steinweg.

The steinweg is a "relative crime hotspot, which has an above-average burden in coburg, especially in the area of aggressive crimes", wrote herrmann. This applies above all to the period between midnight and 6 a.M. Regardless of the installation of the mobile video surveillance, the stone road remains an essential part of the police situation assessment and operation planning of the police prasidium upper franconia and the police inspection coburg.

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“Even real madrid star ronaldo was there!”

Andrea and norbert kupfer are on a special trip. The bambergers accompany the fubball pros from real madrid for 14 days through the USA. The two come unusually close to the stars, as norbert kupfer reports in the first blog article:

an eventful first day in los angeles comes to an end. The walk on venice beach and the santa monica pier was already, but the highlight of the day was to come in the afternoon: the first public training of the "royals – a real experience. Whereby "openly does not really apply. No, there is no official training of real madrid.

Even the press was only allowed to watch the first 15 minutes of the tour. So do we. Still, it was unique!
It’s not easy to get this close to the stars. They completed the unit on a land of UCLA, the largest university in california. Far more than 300 zaungaste tried to ask their stars for an autograph, but far from it. Only a handful got to enjoy.

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On the way to the master plan

On the way to the master plan

Horst graf plans ahead. Tenders are being invited for a PR agency and a two-year photo shoot. In addition, the appearance of the tourist information is to be lifted. On the one hand the virtual – the homepage coburg-tourist.De is being revised. And in herrngasse itself, graf wants to have it rebuilt. The planning for this should also start this year, so that 2021 can be built. And when this construction site is finished, it’s time for the next one, the really big one: starting in 2022, graf wants to develop a master plan for tourism, with everyone who has anything to do with tourism: hotels and restaurants, the retail trade, the suppliers and service providers of the hotels, and even the gas stations, because not all guests will arrive by train. At least that’s how the 57-year-old describes it. "We don’t need an external assessor, we find out ourselves what we want", he emphasizes. In order to accompany the process, consultants would be needed, and he wants to look for them in 2021. Then "milestones" are to be reached the master plan is intended to help achieve "feasible and with a timeframe".

From north to south to the center

Born in scheinfeld, he started out as an administrator; as deputy head of the steigerwald tourism association, he grew into the field of foreign traffic. In order to improve his chances, he added a degree in tourism management to his studies. Then he was drawn away from the steigerwald: first to the baltic sea resort of binz, where he stayed for five years, then to bad worishofen, where he was spa director for four years. In 2016 he moved to oberstdorf. The post there was regarded as a "hot seat. Before him, several spa directors had already left after a short time – the town, one of the strongest tourist destinations in the allgau region, is not easy to manage. Graf was also managing director of the local thermal spa and caused considerable discussion when he announced the closure of the more than 40-year-old thermal spa in oberstdorf in may 2018. There were water losses, hygiene problems "it would have been grossly negligent to continue", he says. Although the municipal council approved the closure and also a new building, graf decided in the fall of 2018 to stop in allgau.

Then the coburg offer came up, which is practical for graf because his wife works for the tourist information office in frankenwald. But, he says: in coburg, some things have to be worked out. So it is not even clear which tourists visit coburg. Clearly, for his current marketing concept, graf and his head of tourism, oliver hack, have defined four target groups: "small-town geniuses", "active nature geniuses", "more mature culture lovers" and the visitors of events like samba-festival and christmas market. But who will actually come and for what reasons is not known, says graf. "And then it gets difficult."

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Coalition wants to relieve the burden on health insurance contribution payers

Coalition wants to relieve the burden on health insurance contribution payers

"We want to give the insured with high contribution backlogs the chance to finally get out of the ever faster spinning contribution spiral," said CDU health politician jens spahn to the "suddeutsche zeitung" newspaper. Those who have not been insured up to now because of fear of having to pay the additional contributions can choose a simple way back into health insurance after the law is passed. "With this, we are correcting, in the interest of those affected, some regulations of recent years that have been too harsh," said spahn.

The black-yellow coalition wants to lower the interest rate on unpaid health insurance premiums from the current annual rate of 60 percent to 12 percent in the future. So that the debts of the succulent contributors did not rise so fast any more. Already now, however, the funds can also waive the interest on application. After the bill was passed, federal health minister daniel bahr (FDP) declared that existing debts would continue to be subject to the old surcharge. The lowered interest rate will only apply to new contribution arrears.

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Investor: silicon valley has the edge in start-ups

investor: silicon valley has the edge in start-ups

Because megan quinn from the u.S. Investment firm kleiner perkins caufield& byers and technology blogger MG siegler visit berlin. They sit on bar stools at the head of a rough room on the fourth floor of betahaus, a meeting place for berlin’s internet scene.

The reputation of the city has now also reached the USA. "You hear a lot about berlin being a great place for start-ups," says siegler. He was a journalist for a well-known US blog for several years. Then he switched sides and is now an investor looking for the next idea that could turn into a profitable business. Getting investors like siegler excited about your business idea is one of the hurdles for start-ups. Because they usually need money from pigeons to implement their idea. California’s silicon valley continues to lead the way in this field. "Convincing investors to put a lot of money into a company is still much easier in the states," siegler says.

But where there are more investors and entrepreneurs, the pressure of competition is also greater. Anyone who imitates existing ideas or makes only slight improvements has poorer chances with investors, says megan quinn. "My advice is to do something really innovative," said quinn, who worked for google for seven years.

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Strullendorf spills over

Strullendorf spills over

Record attendance! This second october sunday will go down in the history books of the community of strullendorf. The triple combination of autumn and farmers’ market/apple market/old woman’s summer with temperatures above 20 degrees made for visitor numbers that have probably never been reached in strullendorf before. Wherever one inquired, the mark of 20,000 guests (from the entire french area) was classified as realistic.

The whole area and all the roads, except of course the 1200 meters of the market, look like one big parking area. Over long stretches of the eight-hour double market, the strolls along lindenallee and kalterfeldstrabe, and the bamberg sandkerwa, were as busy as the endangered.

"We follow the apple market year after year", a couple from buttenheim brought the magnetic attraction of apples including additional products to the point. And there was also a lot of buying: "my box is full", a bamberger was already pleased half an hour after the market opened, who deliberately bought delicacies such as quince liqueur at the jubilee market (20. Event) searched and found. It also fits into the picture of this double event that at 10 o’clock in the morning, first mayor wolfgang desel and main organizer katharina nublein cut the opening ribbon, and a good three hours later at the corner of lindenallee/am muhlberg, the political celebrities were buried with two dances by the master guards of the RMV concordia and a quartet of the music school.

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In rottenbach, the sky is clear

In rottenbach, the sky is clear

Both a firework of congratulations and in real pyrotechnics was given for the chairman of the association friedrich (friedel) beck and the first wanderwartin ruth kuhn, which both lead and arrange the association for 30 years in leading positions. With around 260 members, the wanderfreunde is one of the largest clubs in the village.
"You don't seem to have any worries about new recruits", the deputy mayor, lothar saulich (SPD), was very pleased to start his greeting. Around 60 members attended the annual general meeting on saturday evening in the chimney bar. "The number and the age of the guests speak for the fact that the association is in a good condition", praised saulich. "Friedel beck and ruth kuhn have my deepest respect. Inwardly I take my hat off to you", the deputy mayor praised the all-round commitment of the two.
The second wanderwartin edith repky had itself in the apron of the honors some thoughts for a gebuhrendes thank you to the "team 30 plus" and came to the conclusion that all hiking enthusiasts should contribute something. Thus, in addition to a basket full of gifts, a unique folder of congratulations, memories and personal arrangements for ruth kuhn came out.
For friedel beck there was a short vita, whereby repky particularly emphasized: "with 23 years our friedel was elected the first time as chairman and since then further 15 times. Keep in mind also that he was already leading the association before as acting chairman." The smiling recognition reflexes in a show of contemporary images confirmed the laudator's words by the hiking enthusiasts in attendance. Memories were awakened in the audience and many an anecdote was given to the best. At the end there was a rhythmic ovation for beck. Modestly, but energetically, he waved: "halt! Reaches!" His rides know exactly what they have in him. Likewise, they know about the role of his wife, who fully supports him.
"Really amazing that such a young person with so much persistence and vision can lead and build such a rough association", also praised betty berdami, the district chairwoman of franconia, who in turn holds 98 hiking clubs together in her organization. It is not only on paper that the hiking friends are active: "week after week, I see many faces from rottenbach who take part in our hikes." She was happy to promise the hiking friends that she would help them organize the international volkswandertage (IVV) on 5 may. And 6. October 2013 to give a helping hand. This year's IVV also marks an association anniversary. Already for the 35th time. The marathons have been held for the sixth time and this year they shine with an anniversary marathon as well as the 17th anniversary of the association's founding. DVV junior hiking day.

Hiking underground
From the report of the wanderwartin hoard the annual general meeting that in the year 2012 altogether 90 wander clubs were visited and one was on the way altogether with 2025 participants.
"With the merkers mine experience, the K+S group offers visitors the unusual opportunity to experience for themselves, many hundreds of meters below the surface of the day, what it is like to be a miner", advertises the city council of schmalkalden. And the rottenbacher hiking friends have undertaken to do so. The underground hike, which was only recognized by the german folkssportverband (DVV) in november 2012, is the first of its kind and runs at depths of 500 to 800 meters. First participants have already registered.
They are just as meticulous about maintaining the local hiking trails. For them, hiking is a sport in the community with a lot of fun, a balm for the soul and health care, according to their motto: "god to the pit, good to the fub".
 

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Imbalance in apprenticeship positions in the habberge district: these areas urgently need applicants

imbalance in apprenticeship positions in the habberge district: these areas urgently need applicants

Low birth rate, shortage of skilled workers, weak economy – and yet no doom and gloom: the committee for labor, economy and regional development of the habberge district council dealt in its meeting in particular with the current training situation in the habberge district. The local discrepancy between applicants and advertised positions is sometimes massive.

More current news from the habberge district: conservation unfinds a central heating power plant?

According to peter stretz of the employment agency, the training market has developed in favor of applicants over the past ten years, as there are more advertised positions than applicants. In august 2019, there were 612 in-company training positions for every 511 applicants in the habberge district. But not every area benefits. "Young people want to do more office jobs after finishing school", explains stretz. While there are 64 applicants for every 27 available positions in the administrative sector, the situation is reversed in the skilled trades and nursing professions.

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Vonn at 80. World cup victory between joy and sorrow

Vonn at 80. World Cup victory between joy and sorrow

First lindsey vonn cheered at the finish line in garmisch-partenkirchen over a two-hundredths of a second lead, minutes later she buried her face in horror between her hands.

US ski star vonn visibly affected by the fall of her teammate jacqueline wiles. "I can’t really be happy because jackie is more seriously injured," vonn uber said about her 80. Victory in the alpine world cup. It was her third downhill coup in a row on the kandahar course; the 2010 olympic champion is only six successes short of the record held by sweden’s skiing legend ingemar stenmark.

However, the 33-year-old could not enjoy this lightheartedly. Wiles, financially supported by vonn for years and last on the podium in the downhill of cortina, misses the olympic winter games of pyeongchang from 9 to 9 with cruciate ligament rupture, fibula fracture and fracture of the tibial plateau. To 25. February. Vonn’s competitors, italy’s sofia goggia, who was narrowly beaten, and austria’s cornelia hutter, in third place, also followed vonn’s fall with great emotion.