Music

Joan baez stays true to folk

joan baez stays true to folk

Her bright soprano was the voice of the american protest movement. Peace marches, woodstock, mass demonstrations against the vietnam war, even in prison joan baez sang in the hope of world peace.

In the meantime, the long, black hair has become female and short. Politically she is still. But the voice, says the "queen of folk", the voice is no longer what it used to be.

The high notes no longer come as effortlessly from her lips as they once did. "It’s so hard to sing," she tells the rolling stone. Nevertheless she has recorded a new album. "Whistle down the wind" will probably be her last, she says. What surprises after these honest words: baez voice on it is by no means weak. Deeper perhaps, but powerful. Goosebumps. Joan baez has lost none of her intensity at the age of 77.

Leaders

No signs of a black-green revolution

No signs of a black-green revolution

Next time everything will be different. Then the SPD could forge a government with the greens and the left, because party leader sigmar gabriel had prepared them for it long ago. Or the greens are seeking a coalition with the union because they don't want to be stuck with the SPD for the rest of their political lives with no prospect of government participation. 2017 this could be. In 2013, the sensation obviously failed to materialize.

The draughts between the union and the greens are not as hot as between the CDU, the CSU and the SPD, according to negotiators in berlin over the weekend. A failure of the exploratory talks with the SPD on monday and a yes to a black-green coalition on tuesday – despite all the newfound understanding and some surprising sympathy in the CDU/CSU for the greens – is hard to imagine.

And then finance minister wolfgang schauble (CDU) reports in from afar washington and simply says this sentence: "i believe that we will have a new government in mid november – at least." He expects it to happen much faster than many thought.

Leaders

British parliament ratifies brexit agreement

British parliament ratifies brexit agreement

The british parliament has passed the ratification bill for the brexit agreement. After the house of commons, the bill also passed the house of lords on wednesday.

Several amendments made to the bill by the lords had previously been reversed by the members of the house of commons. The lords finally gave in.

Among other things, the changes had stipulated that EU citizens living in the UK would automatically be granted the right to stay after the brexit. However, the government rejected this. EU citizens in the uk now have until the end of 2020 to apply for a residence permit.

News

Maaben: attack surface for cyberattacks growing rapidly

Maaben: attack surface for cyberattacks growing rapidly

According to the president of the federal office for the protection of the constitution, hans-georg maaben, the potential targets for cyber attacks in germany are growing rapidly as a result of digitalization.

The quality and quantity of intelligence-motivated attacks have increased significantly, maaben said thursday at the potsdam conference on national cybersecurity. For counterintelligence, digitization meant an exorbitant expansion of resources and tasks.

Attacks are targeted not only at government agencies and companies, but also at research institutes and schools, said maaben at the hasso plattner institute (hpi) conference. And there are indications that such attacks were deliberately directed from china, iran and north korea, among other countries.

News

Blue globes and handicrafts

Blue globes and handicrafts

"The food tasted really good", jemy explains. The ten-year-old, together with his twin brother jeremy and other participants, spent an eventful week at the lichtenfels district youth council (KJR) camp in a meadow near altenbanz.

This year the camp was held under the motto "medieval" instead of. One of the highlights was a knight’s dinner, where the children could eat with their fingers. "Everybody was happy that they could eat as they liked for once. Without anyone saying, "take the fork in your left hand", tells flo, one of twelve supervisors. There were chicken drumsticks with clogs. Klobe pay to the bodily dishes in franconia, however, if they are already female. The food served at the knight’s dinner was colored green and blue with food coloring. "The kids loved it", says flo, who is actually florian.

The obligatory campfire had to be cancelled this year. The danger of forest fires was too great. But for that the supervisors had come up with something and created a kind of campfire out of strings of led lights. According to the motto "middle ages the visit of a castle was also on the program. Jemy and his twin brother jeremy, as well as eleven-year-old hanna, report enthusiastically on this and show their admission tickets.

School

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.

News

A guardian angel as a co-driver

A guardian angel as a co-driver

Several guardian angels were needed by a young driver on saturday morning, shortly after 6 a.M.30 o’clock, on the kreisstrabe between uttenreuth and marloffstein have had. The 18-year-old’s car started to swerve, presumably due to excessive speed. He then drove into the shoulder of the oncoming lane. In an attempt to move the vehicle back to the right lane, he hit a berm and the car was catapulted upwards. The car crashed into a massive oak tree at a considerable height, fell to the ground and came to rest on its roof. The vehicle on the roof immediately began to burn. Courageous residents and first responders put out the fire. The young man was trapped and had to be rescued from the wreckage by the surrounding fire departments. After consultation with the public prosecutor’s office, an expert was called in to clarify the cause of the accident. The young man was brought with the emergency doctor to the university hospital erlangen with suspected life-threatening injuries, but suffered only a brain shattering and bruises.

Auto

Motorsports club: hope for compromise

Motorsports club: hope for compromise

The motorsport club (MSC) albertshofen has a new and complete board of directors since tuesday evening. After the former chairman andreas rugamer had resigned and the office of treasurer had been vacant for a year, successors were found at the extraordinary general meeting.

In the groblangheim inn "zum hirschen", the previous entertainment director kerstin thomann was unanimously elected as the new chairman, as was the new treasurer gerhard fleischmann. Both were elected at the ADAC local club auber der reihe and are appointed for two years.

"The resignation of andreas rugamer has not made our situation any easier." Stefan zengerling acting chairman

School

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.

Finance

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.