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The city of ebern renovates the “cultural corner

the city of ebern renovates the 'cultural corner

The meeting of the ebern city council on thursday evening in the care building of the elementary school was quickly over. Some contracts were awarded, such as the planning for the supporting structure of the former xaver mayr property at the corner of spitaltor and knitter-von schmittstrabe.

The building houses the gallery of the burgerverein ebern. Exhibitions are held there and a small photo museum of the ebern photo club is housed there. The house is being renovated by the owner, the city of ebern. In its meeting, the city council awarded the contract for the structural design to an engineering firm from hofheim for the bid amount of 29,400 euros. “The award is necessary so that we can submit an application for claims. Apartments for asylum seekers are also to be built in the xaver mayr estate”, announced mayor jurgen hennemann (SPD).

A basic decision for the program “inside instead of outside is to be grasped annually, as the mayor explained on another point. From it additional demand funds of up to 20 per cent depend, which give it to other demand funds in addition. The program supports the effort to keep the inner places alive or to revitalize them. In the resolution, the planned measures must be explained in detail, such as advisory services or approaching the owners of vacant buildings in order to use them again.

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Aurachtal schoolchildren become invisible

Aurachtal schoolchildren become invisible

Astonishment among the third and fourth graders at aurachtal elementary school: suddenly their entire class had disappeared. But behind all this was not magic, but an everyday traffic situation, as driving instructor david peupelmann and dagmar mayer from the ADAC nordbayern in munchaurach demonstrated in the parking lot at the sports grounds.
Time and again, we read about tragic accidents caused by trucks or buses turning right, because cyclists and pedestrians are overlooked in the so-called blind spot. "The collision between a truck or bus and a pedestrian or cyclist is one of the most dangerous situations in road traffic. Often the weakest road users are also affected, children on their way to school and in the recreational area. That’s why we come to the schools, declared dagmar mayer.
The risk of an accident is particularly high when a truck or bus is at a traffic light and wants to turn right. A cyclist between a truck and the sidewalk cannot be seen by the driver. Even a child riding his bike on the sidewalk easily gets caught in the blind spot.

Practical program

This is where ADAC nordbayern comes in with its traffic safety program "blind spot – angle of death" at. With a practice-oriented program, the children should learn to recognize this danger of road traffic and how accidents can be avoided through correct behavior.
Not all drivers are familiar with the problem of blind spots, and children are usually completely unaware of them. For her, however, it is important to understand, according to dagmar mayer, that the driver of a bus, truck or tractor-trailer cannot see every area around his vehicle, despite his mirrors.
Christian knobl from the vogel bus company in hochstadt came to munchaurach with a bus, trained the classes 1 and 2 in proper boarding and the third and fourth classes were introduced to the blind spot. For this purpose, all children were allowed to take a seat in the driver’s seat, and david peupelmann loved the children to stand on a predetermined flat line-up, as well as children to stand in front of and behind the bus.
"Do you see someone standing?", driving instructor peupelmann asked the children behind the steering wheel, but no matter how much the children bent and stretched, no one could be seen in the mirrors. The blind spot was impressively demonstrated by means of a laid out foil.
Schoolgirl sofia sits at the wheel of the bus and casts an unbelievable glance into the side mirrors. Why doesn’t she see her classmates?? They stand to the right of the vehicle, shout and wave, but do not appear in the mirror. Sofia now understands what the traffic expert explained to the children.
The saying "if I can’t see the driver in the mirror of the truck or bus, the driver can’t see me either" is at the center of the action. It is therefore very important for children: "visual contact creates partnership!" The children were given the following advice: it is better to give up the right of way if they are unsure and to stop in order to avoid a serious accident.

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German work of value in zimbabwe

german work of value in zimbabwe

Master carpenter berthold horn was amazed when an old friend and colleague from the master school came to his 70th birthday. Birthday as a well-wisher. No wonder, since caxton chitombo had traveled from zimbabwe, the former granary of africa.
From september 1980 to may 1982, berthold horn and caxton chitombo had attended the master school for carpentry in bayreuth together. A close friendship developed between the two, which continues even after 36 years. Seven years ago berthold horn traveled to zimbabwe with his wife gunda. Now chitombo has made good on his promise and visited his friend in lanzendorf.

Grumpy face

Berthold horn remembers the beginnings at the master school well: "caxton was always standing somewhere in a corner during the break with what seemed to me to be a rather grumpy face. I approached him and he told me that he didn’t understand anything about teaching." He asked himself how he could help the man. After consulting with his wife, he invited the african a few days later. "It was kind of funny because caxton hardly understood german and we hardly understood english." Nevertheless, they got to know each other better – and the guest told his story. After a new, young generation was needed in his home country for the reconstruction of zimbabwe, caxton chitombo and 40 other young people received a scholarship from the ottobenecke foundation for an apprenticeship in germany. Berthold horn: "my friend already knew several languages and was very eager to learn. That is why he was one of the chosen ones. The only hitch was that the learning of the german language was apparently limited to a four-week course at a goethe institute."
That’s how you used to do it "with your hands and feet" the students in the master class had helped a lot. In the end chitombo actually passed the exam.
In the meantime, the 68-year-old improved his practical knowledge and craftsmanship in the company of berthold horn in lanzendorf. This gave him an insight into the german way of working. And what horn also remarked: "caxton was and still is a sonnyboy who likes to laugh and always has a funny saying on his lips."

Love found

At some point, he met a student from ludenscheid. After completing his training, he went back to his home country, where he built up a business. His university sweetheart followed him, and the two have been a couple for 34 years now, living in harare, formerly salisbury, and having three children together.
Chitombo’s wife runs a physiotherapy practice with a colleague. Only half of his fellows have made something of their training, and hardly any of them have made the leap into self-employment.

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Guarantor of the loving traffic

guarantor of the loving traffic

It will not be easy for erhard schumacher to say goodbye to his working life at the oberthulba freeway maintenance depot. The 28 years he spent as a tram master and head of the oberthulba service station were a lot of fun for him. "That was also the reason why I extended my working period for another year, but now it`s time", so schumacher. When he finishes his service, he will also leave oberthulba with his wife sylvia and enjoy his retirement in iphofen with one of his sons as grandpa.

"In my years at the oberthulba station, I have experienced many things that will remain in my memory, especially when I think back to the mass accident on january 1, 2009. January 2000 on the rhon freeway think." 136 vehicles crashed into each other in heavy fog. "But also with the numerous other accidents or the many construction sites my improvisation talent was challenged again and again. The construction of the new sinntal bridge and the demolition of the old bridge will remain a highlight for me." Helping road users and using short service routes while applying common sense have always been important, schumacher emphasizes.

A very demanding task was the winter road maintenance, which had to be carried out under the most difficult conditions. "I also gained a lot of experience from my work as head of the foreman's workshop in hirschaid from 1991 to 1994." There the whole business had to be built on the green meadow.

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Free school ticket: children in rostock soon to ride bus and train for free

Free school ticket: children in rostock soon to ride bus and train for free

The city of rostock is one of the first cities in germany to introduce a free ticket that will allow schoolchildren to ride the bus and train for free. The school ticket should be available for children and young people from 2020 onwards. This was unanimously decided by the burgerschaft in rostock on wednesday, the ostsee-zeitung reports. The tickets should not be limited to the way to school, but should be usable for all other journeys as well.

More equal opportunities

"This is the first step towards completely free public transport", says eva-maria kroger (left) in an interview with the ostsee newspaper. The cost of school tickets is 3.3 million euros a year. A large investment, but one that is intended to promote equal opportunities and education.

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70 Years of connecting

70 years of connecting

Exchanging old memories – this was the motto of the reunion of the class of 1948 at the kliegl school in bad kissingen. Even though the small group could not visit their former school because of upcoming exams, almost everything revolved around this very school, which most of them had entered for the first time 70 years ago.

Memories were awakened

Memories were awakened of the former principal gabold, of the class teacher topfer, of the then still visible bunker in the boys’ schoolyard from which it was so nice to slide down in winter and from which one was always chased away by the janitor and the pedal. Speaking of the boys’ schoolyard: "things were still decent there" dear to one of the former schoolchildren’s knowledge and explained that the individual classes were strictly separated according to religious affiliation.
Of course there was also a division into boys and girls and yet the classes, just three years after the end of the war, were "huge" by today’s standards. 50 children and more in one class were not uncommon at the kliegl school back then. The "evangelical wing, "at that time, we evangels were accommodated in the left side wing" explains georg kreiner, now met for his "70.". The two initiators, peter maessen and georg kreiner, were able to find the current home addresses of 21 schoolmates. Maessen and kreiner are the only "real kissing" people, almost all the others were displaced by the turmoil of war and the aftermath of the war into the relatively intact world of the spa town.
It is regrettable that peter maessen was unable to attend the class meeting due to illness. Some of the former students, who now live in italy, canada, the USA or southern france, also stayed away. But a good dozen first-class members of the 1948 intake came from berlin, bad segeberg, worms, aachen, schweinfurt and even from denmark, where one of the "former" firefighters is now a member has found a new home.
"The hardship was severe at the time, but we didn’t really notice it because we grew up that way, because we didn’t know any different according to some of the people involved, they can still remember the school meals and the american care packages.
"The canned chocolate delivered in these aid packages tasted great, but most of the cakes enclosed and baked by american women were unpalatable – they were salted to preserve them for the long sea voyage…".

To the kreuzberg

The high point of the two-day classics meeting was a visit to the kreuzberg and, of course, a look at the remaining traditional guesthouses in the city, so that the old men’s talk was not quite so dry.

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Silver medals for gross merits in local politics

Silver medals for gross merits in local politics

Bavaria’s secretary of state for the interior and local government, gerhard eck, recently presented 27 public figures from all over lower franconia with the following award in veitshochheim (lkr. Wurzburg) was awarded the medal in silver for special services to local self-government. According to a press release from the bavarian ministry of the interior, five of the honorees came from the district of kitzingen.

In his speech, the secretary of state noted that trust in local government at the municipal and county level had increased noticeably in recent months. The press release also states that social cohesion in bavaria remains high despite all the consequences of the corona pandemic. "All those I am honoring today have contributed significantly to this outstanding cohesion in our society over many years and decades", eck is quoted.

Eck: "special responsibility assumed"

He said the honorees had not shied away from taking on special responsibilities – whether as a district councilor, a mayor or a member of a municipal parliament: "the remarkable achievements of all those being honored today illustrate the diverse and successful work being done in bavarian municipalities. Especially in the corona crisis, they have once again impressively demonstrated this."

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Without pointing fingers

Without pointing fingers

Andrei ivanovich is 92 years old and one of the last survivors of the buchenwald concentration camp. Until today he leads a happy life. Hannes farlock has made a film about him. The hochstadt-krasnogorsk circle of friends will show this film on sunday, 8. April, at 5 p.M. – and afterwards offers the opportunity to talk to the two protagonists.

Andrei iwanowitsch is 15 years old when he is deported to buchenwald by the national socialists. He survives. But the suffering did not stop for him even after his return to his female russian homeland. One by one, all his family members die, and he is left to fend for himself. Still he has not given up. He defies life to show him the good side of it.

Still at work at 92

Hannes farlock has documented this daily routine. For three years he accompanied iwanowitsch – who even at the age of 92 still works as a night watchman and manages his small dacha. He’s even taking up foreign languages to keep his mind sharp. Ivanovich thus becomes a symbol that even the most difficult crises can be overcome with self-confidence and confidence.

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Sewage problem stops company project

sewage problem stops company project

The building committee of the city of ebern met for its first meeting of the new term of office on wednesday evening. Two site inspections took place and several building applications were dealt with in the elementary school care building.

The construction standstill on kreisstrabe has 49 (juliusallee in eyrichshof) was addressed. The county road has been closed to through traffic for some time due to the relocation of the manfred lang company. Mayor jurgen hennemann (SPD) said that the development of the company was delayed because unforeseen problems had arisen.

Hans-joachim brandt from the engineering firm SRP zeil explained that, from the outside, this was actually a small tree inspection. "But this one has it in itself; we have found a mixed water and reservoir channel here. There are complicated sewage problems", he said. Care had to be taken to ensure that the company did not supply too much wastewater, which is why a retention basin was required. A specially constructed shaft must be built, for which the company will contribute financially," said the mayor. "This is also the reason for the construction standstill; the shaft must first be manufactured; otherwise, however, other required tree removals have already been completed", hans-joachim brandt summed it up.

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State winner in mathematics

State winner in mathematics

The frobenius-gymnasium presents in the 2. Elias schrapel one of the seven state winners in the second round of the state mathematics competition. This year, a total of 1188 students in bavaria and baden-wurttemberg took part in the first round of the 22nd franconian school competition. State competition in mathematics submitted solutions, after correction of which 417 of them were admitted to the second round.

218 students had sent in their entries by the 6th round. February, over half of these eligible participants finally submitted their applications. Among them were lea ulsamer, charlotte vervoort, johann ruppert (all class 9a) as well as elias schrapel (class 10b) from frobenius-gymnasium hammelburg. Elias schrapel even scored eleven out of twelve points with his solution and, thanks to this excellent result, deserved to win the state championship. Only six competitors were better than him and scored the full points. Soon it will become clear whether the already impressive overall performance of all participants will be crowned again this year by an award for frobenius-gymnasium as one of the most successful schools in the national competition.