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Police warn against improper handling of bollards

As the year draws to a close, numerous revelers will once again be burying the new year in a boisterous atmosphere. Unfortunately, not all new year’s eve parties end without consequences when property is damaged or even people are injured due to improper handling of fireworks. When burning fireworks, you should therefore follow a few rules.

So-called small fireworks such as rockets, bollers, air howlers and fountains may only be sold in the period from december 28 to december 31. Until 31. December and sold only to adults. The burning of these small fireworks is only permitted on new year’s eve and new year’s day, but not by minors and not in the immediate vicinity of churches, hospitals, children’s homes and old people’s homes.

Under 18s

Those who are not yet 18 years old must limit themselves to small fireworks such as sparklers, firecrackers and party goods. These items may also be issued to younger persons and may be rounded up throughout the year.

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Higher costs for the ransbach

Higher costs for the ransbach

The renaturation of the ransbach has been a topic of discussion in the municipal council since 2015. On 23. In february 2017, the municipal council had decided to award the contract for planning the renovation of the creek to the planning office dietz und partner from elfershausen.

In the meantime a limited tender has taken place. The planning office examined the offers received and prepared a price list. The offer of the most favorable company contained an inadmissible mixed calculation concerning the building site equipment. For this purpose, the office consulted the VOB office at the government of lower franconia. A discussion is therefore still required with the most favorable bidder.

In addition, a cost calculation was made on the basis of the tender result. The calculation has shown that against the cost calculation from the building design of about 180,000 euros total costs of almost 260,000 euros are to be expected. That is almost 80,000 euros more.

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The rent brake does little in bamberg

The rent brake does little in bamberg

The students of a shared apartment in concordia-strabe are still among those to bite the bullet: rent increase of a full 20 percent!

Price increases of this magnitude will no longer be possible as early as next week. As early as august, the bavarian state government will introduce a price brake in bamberg and 88 other cities in the state. It limits the maximum rent increases within three years from 20 to 15 percent.

The increase for the students would have been a few euros lower in this case. Not to be underestimated, one would think – given the housing costs in bamberg, which are not exactly low for low-income earners. This was also the consensus of the city council, which requested in june that the regulation for munich also be applied in bamberg. Tenor at the time: everything must be done to prevent prices from rising even further.
Nevertheless, the new law, which was introduced six weeks before the state elections, has not met with much enthusiasm in bamberg. Not even the city’s top tenant protector, thomas kliemann of the tenants’ association, believes that the rent brake will achieve the goal formulated by justice minister beate merk (CSU) of curbing the rapid price increases. "It’s just a drop in the bucket – and the real price drivers will be spared", says the lawyer for rental law.

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Hertha draws line after 35 days

Hertha draws line after 35 days

After announcing that it would not appeal to the arbitration court against the relegation match against fortuna dusseldorf (2:2), the second-division club, which is in debt to the tune of 34.7 million euros, is concentrating on personnel planning for the new season, which begins on sunday with the start of training.

For the time being, only a skeleton team will be playing on the training ground. Because of the legal dispute, hertha has lost a lot of time and has not yet been able to make any transfers. Manager michel preetz has so far sorted out a quintet in andrej mijatovic (ingolstadt), tunay torun (vfb stuttgart), christian lell, andreas ottl and patrick ebert (new clubs open), but according to media reports, anis ben-hatira is also about to jump ship. The club baniyas SC from abu dhabi is said to have offered the striker six million euros for a four-year contract.

Hertha hopes to make double-digit millions by selling its pearls raffael and adrian ramos, but apparently the offers made so far do not yet match the capital club’s expectations. Ramos will be granted extended leave due to country match commitments with colombia, as will roman hubnik, who reached the european championship quarterfinals with the czech team. The herthans are keeping their fingers crossed for the central defender, because every day he plays in the european championships increases the costs for the cash-strapped capital club by 9300 euros. So far, hertha has collected around 260,000 euros for hubnik and will be able to collect as much as 353,000 euros if the czechs reach the final.

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A fir with straw stars as a kerosene tree

A fir with straw stars as a kerosene tree

A kerwasbaam of a special kind accompanied the church fair in fortschwind last weekend: a magnificent nordmann fir, adorned with straw stars and glittering tinsel, stood in the middle of the pond and created – well, not a christmas atmosphere, but a kerwas atmosphere. "In any case, one has a hard time with the peeling" julian, one of the younger kerwas boys, quipped.

The reason was of course different: the boys actually wanted to refrain from putting up a tree this year, after a tree thief from the neighboring village had injured himself last year while fleeing from the protectors of the spruce tree. But two days before kirchweihbeginn "a few beers were also involved", markus admits – but they decided: without a tree there is nothing. Of course, there was no spruce to be found in a hurry. However, professional connections of one of the boys made it possible to fir. So we improvised, and if we were going to do it, we also used the christmas decorations.

The protection provided by placing it in the pond – the original idea for the already unusual location of a church consecration tree – was not enough on its own. The fir tree was still standing undamaged on sunday.

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Art in old monastery walls

When gallery owner thomas pfarr on sunday, 24. September, the vernissage of the sculptor kornelia thummel in the abbey building of maria bildhausen in the framework of the bildhauser monastery academy opens, then the guests can also experience three works, which previously apart from the artist and thomas pfarr no one has seen. Because they are so fresh that they are certainly still warm. Only on monday kornelia thummel took three ceramics out of the kiln. Just in time for her exhibition in maria bildhausen, the torsos in brown earth tones have been completed – crouched bodies that seem to blend into their material as well as into the environment in which they are exhibited.
Kornelia thummel deliberately uses different materials for her work. Each one has a different message, says the artist. The sculptor is able to emphasize the expressive language of her sculptures through her choice of materials.

Excursion into the animal kingdom
Kornelia tummel works mainly with figures. The human being in its abstract as well as real form occupies the sculptor's mind. According to her own statements, she also likes to take excursions into the animal kingdom. Visitors can also see this for themselves, for example with the bull that stands on a pedestal and is almost reminiscent of a mythical creature from greek mythology.
Munnerstadt gallery owner thomas pfarr met kornelia thummel at a symposium organized by his art colleague willi grimm, who has had a close relationship with pfarr and maria bildhausen for many years. "Her formal language has overwhelmed me", declares thomas pfarr. Kornelia thummel in turn visited the monastery in maria bildhausen in spring and came to the conclusion that it is a good place to present art. Pfarr is pleased that the exhibition offers a view beyond the church tower and connects maria bildhausen with the cultural city of dresden, which is rich in tradition. "Besides, it's exciting to have an exhibition by a woman again", means pfarr. After training as a wood sculptor, kornelia thummel studied at the university of art and design in halle, germany. She lives and works as a freelance artist in dresden.

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Election initiative presents its ideas for adelsdorf

Election initiative presents its ideas for adelsdorf

The group "adelsdorfer burgers" calls itself an electoral initiative for a better politics, whose chairman ralf olmesdahl explained the goals of the registered association at the members’ meeting on thursday evening. "We are for transparent politics and honest city hall work, demand a responsibility towards the citizens as well as a sustainable development of the economic and educational location adelsdorf and want to consolidate the foundation of a positive development of adelsdorf once again."
The initiative’s ideas for the future use of the former sisters’ house in aischer schwesternhaus took up a great deal of space. "This has already been one of our topics since november 2016.", according to olmesdahl. He mentioned the correspondence between him and pastor thomas ringer. The clergyman had asked the election initiative to wait and see what would come out of the examination of all the facts concerning the former sisters’ house.
A rough goal of the adelsdorfer burghers is to turn this building into a "sister pankratia foundation" to make – that is the working name. Olmesdahl reminded the audience of sister pancratia (regina neuner, honorary citizen and holder of the federal cross of merit) and the sisters’ house association (dissolved on 31 december 2016). October 2002). He also mentioned a statement by erwin kotzer that the people of adelsdorf want to have a say in what happens to the building.

Criticism goes in the direction of city hall

The wahlerinitiative imagines that here a day care for seniors, a support point for medical care, a multi-purpose room and club rooms, an age-appropriate living space, a burgers meeting place with cafe, possibly a lunch table, as well as a service office of the municipality or a club office would make sense. Much needs to be done here.
But olmesdahl also brought up some current issues. He advocates the reintroduction of regular street cleaning and spoke of hidden fee increases.
He also addressed the development of water charges: at the time of the calculation, not one water meter had been read in the municipal area. Considerations of where costs could be reduced internally had not even been thought of.
To the earth deposits in the "grabenacker" industrial area, the subsequent building application submitted by the municipality, the discontinuation of the supply by the private investor of "seeside and the purchase of the necessary filling material the chairman reminded the listeners. "Had not everything been regulated in advance according to the legal guidelines?", he asked in the round. In this context, he referred to a report in the BR-abendschau of 29 september. November "when urban planning goes off course".
He also referred to positive examples of development plans such as those for wiesendorf and neuhaus. This is in contrast to "seeside" a normal development with ground surfaces.
In the following discussion, especially about the ideas for the nurses’ home in aisch, local councillor norbert birkner () spoke up: "we really have to do something for our seniors in adelsdorf and in aisch the space is there", he reminded. "This is even our duty", he still added.
Georg habermann enthused that with the "schwester pankratia stift" (sister pancratia foundation) that it would be possible to start a meaningful use of the building.

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Cistern for sports field too expensive

cistern for sports field too expensive

To redesign the area around the "rei ther oak" it was a matter of concern at the market town council meeting in oberthulba. Actually, the horticultural association reith and the local population wanted to tackle this mabnahme. Essentially, it should be about the relocation of the path by the oak tree. The local representative frank sieg said that this was to protect the roots of the tree. "In our mabnahmen much nature should be preserved in its present form."

Personal contribution required
It came as a surprise when the market town presented the plans of an engineering firm and the proud sum of 40,000 euro in costs was presented. It was agreed that initially only the laying of the path is made. The cost of the project was estimated to be around 10,000 euros. "We want to do some things ourselves", promised victory. "We should now think carefully about further steps", according to second mayor (chairman of the meeting) jurgen kolb.

Invitation to tender cancelled
Actually, the thulba sports field should be watered with the spool water from the drinking water supply. For this the installation of a cistern with appropriate technology would be necessary. However, the tender has resulted in a sum of over 80 000 euros, which can not be financed. Now the tender was cancelled by the council body. A new restricted tender will be issued at a later date.
Oberthulba market will also participate in a joint bidding process for electricity through the bavarian association of municipalities, according to a decision made by the committee at its last meeting. This was already a good idea in the previous tender, according to company manager nicole wehner. The european tender for normal electricity is carried out by the company KUBUS gmbh. For it the municipality must pay between 1615 to approximately 2500 euro. The exact costs will be determined according to the points of acceptance.
The "baumgarten" development plan experienced because of the tree acceptance metallbau soder its 5. Change. There were no significant comments from the authorities or the public, so that the decision to adopt the statutes could now be made.
The city of hammelburg wants to include the weinberghutten on city land in its land use plan. They should also serve tourist purposes. The market of oberthulba had no comments on this matter.
The new alliance manager "kissinger bogen" introduced herself at the meeting ganna kravchenko the market town councillors. She wants to implement the integrated development program in the allianz communities, which means concrete concepts and ideas should not disappear in the paper basket, but be worked out and realized. Many associations are active and there are numerous voluntary helpers, but they are still little informed, and that is now to change. She also wants to be present on site. That is why she will be in oberthulba every second thursday of the month for half a day.

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Beijing: people’s congress approves security law for hong kong

Beijing: people's congress approves security law for hong kong

Despite massive international criticism, china’s people’s congress has approved plans for a new security law in hong kong.

At the end of their annual meeting in beijing on thursday, the deputies instructed the parliament’s standing committee to pass the so-called law on the protection of national security in the former british crown colony. In hong kong – now a chinese special administrative region – protests against the influence of peking have been going on for months.

The law bypasses hong kong’s parliament. It is directed against activities that are considered subversive or separatist. The plan would be the most far-reaching encroachment on guaranteed autonomy to date. Hong kong has been governed as a separate territory under the principle of "one country, two systems" since its handover to china in 1997.

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Munich art find remains in the dark

Munich art find remains in the dark

The sensational art find at the son of an art dealer in munich remains full of riddles. Who the more than 1400 paintings originally belonged to, how they came into the possession of the art dealer hildebrand gurlitt, where his 79-year-old son cornelius is today – all this remained open even after the press conference of the augsburg public prosecutor’s office and the art historian meike hoffmann from berlin on tuesday. The central council of jews now calls for a tangible clarification.

"Speculations do not help here. What is important now is transparency and a drafty process", central council president dieter graumann told the "passauer neue presse" (WEDNESDAY.). "After all, this is about heirs of once robbed jewish collectors, who could now experience late justice, in that the belongings of their family come back into their, the rightful, possession."

Chief public prosecutor reinhard nemetz, on the other hand, had declared: "the investigation has priority, i cannot speculate about who could be the owner of any of the things"." Whoever believes to have a claim to a work, is welcome to contact us. And cornelius gurlitt’s whereabouts are unclear: "i don’t know where he is, because this question doesn’t concern us at all", said nemetz.