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Aachen district: bus crashes into bank branch – security guards money

aachen district: bus crashes into bank branch - security guards money

Serious accident in north rhine-westphalia: on thursday evening (4. January 2018) a regular service bus crashed into a bank branch in alsdorf near aachen. According to initial findings by the aachen police, a total of four people were slightly injured in the accident.

Right into the shop window

The bus driver lost control of the vehicle while turning left at an intersection in the district of mariadorf and drove into the opposite lane of traffic. The bus collided with four cars and finally crashed into the shop window of the bank branch. The bus driver, two passengers and a passenger in a car were slightly injured.

Police, fire department and technical rescue service were still on the scene hours after the accident. The statics of the building were also to be checked. A load-bearing wall had been blown away by the impact, the fire department announced early friday morning. After the bus had been salvaged during the night, a massive construction tower was built in its place. Afterwards, the residents of the building were able to return to their apartments, it was said.

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History within reach

History within reach

Mirjam stumpf pommersfelden- a classical guided tour of a castle usually does not get by without numbers, facts and the awestruck silence of the viewers. During a newly designed interactive tour of weissenstein castle, visitors can now discover the magnificent building in a different way. "The experience is in the foreground, not the numbers", says antoinette fehlinger, marketing manager at weissenstein castle.

So the tour should "experience with all senses … Change of perspective" address the three sensations of sight, hearing and touch of each one. The perception is thus put in the foreground. Moreover, this form contributes to a deepening understanding, says fehlinger. Some visitors had previously remarked several times that they even had to lie down in order to be able to look more intensively at the magnificent ceiling fresco, which can be seen in the stairwell, she reports.

A sky full of gods

In the entrance hall, several foam mats are already spread out on the floor, inviting visitors to look at the ceiling fresco while lying down. What at first seems unfamiliar quickly turns out to be enjoyable. "What catches your eye?", angela nusser asks in the round. The art historian and pommersfeld native holds regular tours of the baroque castle.

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Criticism of the care money does not abate

Criticism of the care money does not abate

Union and FDP faction leaders defend coalition summit decisions against attacks from many sides. "The opposition's criticism is unparalleled in its hypocrisy", said union faction leader volker kauder (CDU). For months, the opposition had demanded a reduction of the debt and an abolition of the practice fee. The coalition is now tackling this, while the SPD and the greens keep working out new multi-billion euro election promises. "We act, the others only polemicize", said kauder.

FDP faction leader rainer bruderle defends himself against criticism from the business community. "For some, the abolition of the practice fee may not be an issue, but for families with statutory health insurance, the sick and many elderly people, it is very much a "traceable relief", he said. Employer president dieter hundt had complained about the resolutions.

On monday night, the coalition government decided, among other things, to increase the practice fee as of august 1, 2013. January 2013. A reduction in health insurance premiums, on the other hand, is not coming. In return, the FDP gave its final approval to the CSU's care allowance project.

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Drum legend ginger baker died

Drum legend ginger baker died

Even at almost 80, ginger baker wanted to do it again and gave several concerts. He had already undergone open-heart surgery and suffered from arthritis and chronic lung disease.

Ginger baker died on sunday at the age of 80. The world-famous musician is survived by his fourth wife, kudzai machokoto, and three adult children.

On 19. August 1939 "ginger" – so called because of his red hair – was born peter edward baker in the london borough of lewisham. Already as a schoolboy he beat rhythms with his hand on the school bench. Aubenseiter – the other kids beat him up, his daughter nettie baker later recounted.

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Spain allegedly considers “sham application” for eu aid

spain allegedly considers 'sham application' for eu aid

As the "financial times" (FT) and the "wall street journal" (WSJ) reported on tuesday, citing a senior spanish government official, madrid is considering a kind of sham application for aid from the eu rescue fund ESM.

In reality, the fourth-largest economic power in the euro zone does not want to take any money from the fund. Madrid only wants to fulfill the condition of the ECB, according to which for the purchase of government bonds by the ECB a request for assistance from the ESM is necessary.

In brussel, experts rate the prospects for a "sham application" as slim. If spain applied for help from the ESM fund, financial experts from a "troika" in the country would have to analyze the situation. What is needed is a firm agreement ("memorandum of understanding") between madrid and the lenders on the conditions – this is not possible in a hurry. The ECB can only buy bonds if there is such an arrangement. Even in the case of a preventive aid program reserved for countries with healthy public finances, there must be a firm agreement on the loan conditions.

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Kirchlauter returns to honorary office for mayor

Kirchlauter returns to honorary office for mayor

From 1. May 2020 the municipality of kirchlauter will again be led by an honorary mayor. With a narrow 7-6 vote, the council created the conditions for the end of the 24-year term of a full-time mayor in the community, which is relatively small with 1317 inhabitants.

The municipal code in the state of bavaria stipulates that in municipalities with up to 5,000 inhabitants, the first mayor is an honorary civil servant unless the municipal council has been elected at the latest on the 90th day of his or her term of office. The first day before a mayoral election, the bylaws stipulate that the first mayor is to be a temporary civil servant – and thus a full-time mayor. The latter is currently the case in kirchlauter. Peter kirchner had been elected honorary mayor in 1981, but from 1996 he was a full-time mayor, and this subsequently also applied to the other mayors jochen steppert (2008 to 2014) and karl-heinz kandler (since 2014 to 2020).

Mayor karl-heinz kandler (SPD) began by explaining that a change in the legal status of the first mayor is only ever possible at the start of a new term of office. Financially, the main difference between the compensation of an honorary civil servant and the salary of a professional mayor is the civil servant’s pension.

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Ard-deutschlandtrend: spd loses, greens gain ground

Ard-deutschlandtrend: spd loses, greens gain ground

Despite the current debate on tax fraud and fairness, the SPD remains in the doldrums. In the new ARD "deutschlandtrend," the social democrats drop one point to 26 percent – the party hopes to score points in the election campaign with its call for a tougher stance against tax cheats. The union remains the strongest force, with 40 percent of the vote unchanged from the previous week, according to infratest dimap.

The greens improve by one point to 15 percent. The FDP remains at four percent, while the left continues to gain seven percent. The euro critics of the "alternative fur deutschland" land at three percent. This would mean a rough coalition or black-green at the moment.

Chancellor angela merkel remains the most popular party politician according to the survey. But only 65 percent of germans are satisfied with their work (-3). SPD candidate for chancellor peer steinbruck continues to lag well behind merkel with 33 percent (+1). If germans could vote directly for the head of government, 59 percent would choose merkel (-1), 28 percent for steinbruck (+3). This gives the former federal finance minister something to work for.

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Pressecker knock: future of the tower is uncertain

Pressecker knock: future of the tower is uncertain

The lookout tower on the 690 meter high pressecker knock is considered the landmark of the beautiful frankenwald village. Years ago, when the trees were not as tall as they are today, many guests were able to enjoy the view from this vantage point in all directions: to the thuringer wald, to the striking mountains of the fichtelgebirge, to the sophienberg near bayreuth or even to the staffelberg.

The older of the two authors will never forget the visits he made to the tower in his youth, as he was able to watch countless st. John’s bonfires from up there. And an experience as a teenager with older friends remains eternally in memory. "Come smoke a cigarette and take a deep breath", there was a blow. I will never forget that, that was the first and only cigarette in my life. Thanks to the tower!

A varied history

In the past months, hikers and visitors stood in front of a closed door – for security reasons. The timbers were badly damaged by the weather, and important load-bearing parts were affected by rot.

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Fraudulent mails in circulation: how to protect yourself

fraudulent mails in circulation: how to protect yourself

According to the press spokesman of the police prasidium unterfranken, these phenomena involved perpetrators posing as ceos and instructing employees to transfer large sums of money.

Lower franconian company almost fell for it

1.000.Last friday the company in the district of aschaffenburg almost lost 000 euros to fraudsters. The employees had probably used the internet to search the company's homepage for employee information and e-mail contacts. You may also have noticed that one of your employees had only recently joined the company.

Kulmbach district: mull wagon slips – worker trapped