News

No stichwahl: franz uome wins in marktleugast

No stichwahl: franz uome wins in marktleugast

Even the winner had not thought that the result would be so clear and that there would be no runoff: franz uome (CSU) can defend the chair in the town hall of marktleugast – without having to go to a runoff election. Uome secured an absolute majority (56.61 percent) in the first round of voting, beating out norbert volk of the marktleugast electoral association (26.78 percent) and reiner meisel of the free voters (16.61 percent).

Incentive for the years to come

"I didn’t think it would go so smoothly with three candidates", the office holder declared in a first statement, only to add immediately: "i am glad that it is done and that i was able to convince the majority of the citizens through my work." the election result was an incentive for him for the next six years. He will know how to honor the trust placed in him in the future.

According to franz uome, the decisive factor in the election was that he implemented the promises he made during the election campaign six years ago. "This has now been honored."

News

Hall fire: prosecution investigates insider

hall fire: prosecution investigates insider

The suspicion that the fire was set, which destroyed the recreation hall at the golden field in the night of 23. April had already revealed itself to the rescue workers during the firefighting operations: since the flames had to be fought in several places, it was obvious that fire accelerants had been used.

Recording devices had disappeared

What else seemed strange to the helpers: there were cameras installed in the hall. However, the recording devices had disappeared. So the assumption was that the arsonist was someone who had local knowledge.

This has now been confirmed by the public prosecutor's office in hof. Attorney general andreas cantzler reports that an insider is under investigation. Canztler emphasizes in this context, however, that it is not the owner of the facility.

News

Biden defends himself against accusations of abuse: never happened

Biden defends himself against accusations of abuse: never happened

Democratic presidential candidate joe biden vehemently defends himself against accusations of sexual assault in the 1990s. "They are not true. That never happened," explained the former U.S. Vice president.

Biden spoke out for the first time about the allegations against him that have overshadowed his campaign against president donald trump.

The accusations go back a long way: a former staffer from biden’s time as U.S. Senator, tara reade, accuses the now 77-year-old of printing her against a wall in a senate building in 1993, reaching under her skirt and penetrating her with his fingers. Biden’s election campaign had already clearly denied the accusations, but the democrat himself had so far remained silent on the subject.

News

Farc and colombian government continue peace talks

Farc and Colombian government continue peace talks

Over the weekend, their delegation reviewed president juan manuel santos’ proposal to put a possible peace treaty to a referendum vote.

On monday, the farc rebels rejected this initiative: "a peace treaty is not something that can be solved in a unilateral way," said the guerrilla’s chief negotiator, ivan marquez, in havana. Because santos wants to link the referendum to next year’s parliamentary or presidential election, the rebel group apparently fears the leader could use the vote to his political advantage.

The farc, on the other hand, are demanding the convening of a constitutional assembly to vote on the peace treaty. With the push for a referendum, the government has violated the basic treaty on peace talks, farc leader timoleon jimenez had written in a statement published sunday.

News

Untersteinach valley bridge is an “architectural masterpiece

Untersteinach valley bridge is an 'architectural masterpiece

Almost ten years ago to the day, on the 11th of this month, the. November 2010, the realization competition for the untersteinach valley bridge over the schorgast and the gallery over the railroad tracks took place at the government of upper franconia. The jury at the time included district administrator klaus peter sollner () and former government department director marion resch-heckel, who was also 1. Vice president of the bavarian chamber of architects, an. The committee had the extremely difficult task of deciding on the right structure.

In the end, the design of the buros dr was chosen. Schaperton’s consult from munich and schneider& partners from kronach and architects schultz-brauns and reinhart from munich – and this despite the fact that some ministry representatives were skeptical about the costs involved.

Futuristic looking structure

A few days before the untersteinach bypass was opened to traffic, BR met with the two jury members underneath the huge structure to take a look back. “Without this competition there would not be this bridge. It is an outstanding architectural masterpiece”, klaus peter sollner, who drives past the futuristic-looking structure almost every day on his way from stadtsteinach to the district administration office, emphasized.

News

Stefan limmer has the solution to warm beer

Stefan limmer has the solution to warm beer

Spring comes, the barbecue season begins. And he who barbecues likes a cool beer to go with it. But what to do when there is no refrigerator and no electricity at the swimming lake, or when the refrigerator at home is too small to supply all the thirsty friends with cold drinks??

Stefan limmer has the slogan: the kirchleuser has made a few years ago an invention, which is now known under the name "SL ice block" a plastic mold is filled with water and put into the freezer. Later the ice block is taken out of the mold – and fits exactly on a crate of beer so that the bottle necks are always surrounded by ice.

For his development, which he now sells via the internet, the man from kirchleus was even awarded the design prize of the craft trade. Now there’s news from the tuftler: a plastic mold for making a block of ice that fits on a crate of small 0.33-liter bottles. Who buys such a thing? "Friends, acquaintances…", says stefan limmer. But actually the customers came from everywhere. "Demand for the 0.33 ice block is greater outside of bavaria. They tend to drink from the small bottles", he says.

News

Leon jung in first place

Leon jung in first place

The youth group of the eltmann angling club looked back on a successful year in which many events (22) took place. In the theoretical courses such as fish, water, rats and law, the young people learned a lot, the association says.

Knowledge imparted

Many fish species, their habitats, flora and fauna of the plant world, new fishing assemblies, regulations and much more were discussed. In the practical part, the young people made a fishing board, which will certainly find its use later.
Also the fishing dates did not come too briefly. Carp fishing, trout fishing, midnight fishing, eel fishing and many other events took place. Fishing was also possible at other clubs such as the fishing club wallergrund, the fishing club zeil and in tretzendorf. The team fishing and the other dates challenged the camaraderie and helpfulness of the youngsters.

Coarse carp on the grill

A special highlight was the fishing for carp, which was combined with a barbecue party. A summer party, where trout was prepared, an environmental day, where young people and parents together cleaned the nature from the mull, were also on the schedule in 2017.
At the end of the year the youths met in the guesthouse schaaf in tretzendorf for the christmas party, where the youth group leader martin bauerfeind made it exciting.
In the fishing game about fish species, the correct characteristics had to be put to the fishes.
Artistic talent was also in demand when drawing the course of a stream, and the theory was a chance to show what had been learned. The young people waited expectantly for the announcement of the annual evaluation, for which they had collected points at the respective dates for participation, camaraderie, helpfulness, nature conservation, theory and practice.

News

Strike in french air traffic expands

strike in french air traffic expands

According to information released on monday evening, only half of the long-haul flights and 70 percent of the short- and medium-haul flights can be guaranteed. On monday, more than 85 percent of the long-haul and 75 percent of the short-haul connections were still being operated. Air france did not give any details about the strike participation. The SNPL union, however, assumed that only half of the air france pilots had stopped working.

Airline and airports employees plan to strike until thursday evening to protest government plans to restrict the right to strike at airports. Accordingly, employees should announce their actions at least 48 hours in advance. Employers, in turn, are to be required to take better precautions and make traffic forecasts 24 hours in advance of a planned strike.

The last major walkout by air france flight personnel on all saints’ day spoiled the short vacations for thousands of travelers and, according to their estimates, cost the national airline more than 20 million euros. The new law has already been passed by the national assembly. To be discussed in the senate in mid-february.

News

Ebern’s niklas ruhnau wins the race

Ebern's niklas ruhnau wins the race

The young anglers from ebern were successful at the training camp. This was also connected with the district youth king fishing, as the angler association ebern and surroundings informed. There were first places for the team ebern.

The training camp with the lower franconian district youth fishing took place in iphofen. In total, twelve clubs with 58 young people between ten and 21 years of age competed in three groups (ten to 14 years, 14 to 18 years and 19 to 21 years). In the disciplines casting (recognized sport; accuracy casting as well as long distance casting with special rods), knot tying, knowledge test and fishing on the river main near marktbreit and on the lake in iphofen, the youth king of lower franconia was determined. This year’s youth king is niklas ruhnau and comes from the ebern club. Such a success has not been achieved by a youth of the angler club ebern until now. Ruhnau will enter the race for this year’s bavarian youth fishing competition under the flag of the ebern association together with the lower franken fishing association. But not only niklas ruhnau, but the entire group of eberners performed very positively in the four disciplines.

The team of valentin dutsch and niklas ruhnau won the first place in the tandem ranking (overall ranking of two anglers of one club). Tom paluchin was the best knot tyer and jakob waiblinger could reach the fifth place in the individual evaluation.

News

Back in the woods on quiet paws

Back in the woods on quiet paws

Eradicating wild animals is easy, but reintroducing them is very tedious. With these words willi freibott, chairman of the bund naturschutz (BN) local group volkach, buried the members on the occasion of their autumn meeting in the parish hall volkach. The meeting focused on the topic of "feral cat protection in bavaria.

The spokeswoman of the BN bavaria’s species protection working group, ulrike geise, brought the good news: "the wildcat is back in our forests."This is not a matter of course. In 1920 the last wild cat was shot in germany. In 1984, the BN started a breeding and reintroduction program, which did not have the hoped-for success. Only the efforts from 1988 to 2011 in the spessart had brought the reintroduction of the wild cat decisively forward. Since 2011, there has been the biodiversity project "wildcat jump" of the federal office for the environment, it says in the communication of the BN.

"In the last few years, the attitude towards the wildcat project has changed positively," says the expert. Today, numerous social groups, such as the hunters and public authorities, are behind the resettlement. Road traffic is currently the greatest threat to the lives of the feral cats. It was no use that the wildcat is very shy.