Invisible qr codes to prevent money fraud

Invisible qr codes to prevent money fraud

This was announced by the south dakota school of mines. Using a mixture of nanoparticles and blue and green fluorescent ink, the researchers printed square codes on paper that are invisible in normal light. Only under a special infrared-like laser did the codes become recognizable and love to be read out with a smartphone. With the help of the codes, traders and consumers could find out whether they were holding a real or a counterfeit bill.

Up to now, the QR codes, which originated in japan, have mostly been used for advertising purposes. The images, which consist of black-and-white geometric patterns, can be photographed with a cell phone camera and converted into a link. They then usually went on to more in-depth content on the internet. Companies use this method to announce their web address on advertising posters, for example, and save smartphone users the trouble of typing in long addresses. Because the complex images are difficult to copy, they could soon be used in security printing as well, the U.S. Researchers suspect.

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The lord is with his black sheep

The lord is with his black sheep

God be with you, brothers! Give the lord what is the lord’s, but give the people what they crave: fubball? God forbid. Music! That of the black man, who drives himself sitting in the legs. Hallelujah! Give it soul, give it funk, give it rhythm ‘n’ blues. Oh what: give him two of them! Whereby the jailhouse rock always resonates with the gangsters jake and elwood blues. The blues and blood brothers from illinois: they have broken out again on the luisenburg. With them the pleasure of grooving in the middle of a spruce-fringed prairie. What climate change doesn’t make you believe…
Director michael lerchenberg believed in the success and a repetition of it. And rightly so, as the premiere shows: the blues brothers have the well-known mission of saving their orphanage, which is about to be closed down. There is a shortage of $5,000 and an idea to raise the sum – at blod – legally. Reunion of jakes and elwood’s old group to bring in the money. The search for instruments, venues, gonner and, of course, the band members of yesteryear sets the stage for the trail of destruction that the blues brothers are blazing.
There’s no need for any more background story from the film; it is virtually pulverized by pyrotechnics that spit fire and burst phone booths. Interspersed slapstick interludes with borrowings from stan and oli root the gag and gimmick thickened godsend, served with a mass casserole of sometimes sugary performers in unexpected use. Who would have thought that ron williams was a 74 dodge monaco in his former life and can still imitate the engine roar of his former chassis today? The dark-skinned sound studio, at any rate, allows elwood and jake to meet during their chase to simple folding chairs – and yet the illusion matures in the spectator that he is in a driving simulator.
Ron williams is the uncanny star of the performance. Various individuals have found shelter in it, which it spits out bit by bit: its repertoire ranges from the jailer to the reverend cleophus james to the exalted housekeeper. In a cream skirt he changes the pitch for a moment and from an eight-cylinder blues-mobile to a one-cylinder show-conferencier. Hats off to this performance of the 70-year-old! But williams’ appearance as ray charles, whom he personally adores and – pardon the pun – controls blindly, is unsurpassed. While waving a pistol in the air and threatening the stage crew and orchestra, he whizzes under his ray-ban glasses and stomps across the stage like the real godfather of soul, as if a bucket board were sewn into his hawaii shirt.
It is not easy to play against such a stage presence. But the brother actors michael kamp (elwood) and andreas birkner (jake) are, despite all the darkening of the eyes, the other shining lights in a crazy, over-the-top production. With plasticine in their legs and rubber mimics, the duo infernale shovels the fairway for the potpourri of evergreen songs like "everybody needs somebody to love. They don’t just sing about it: they are each a "soul man", their own action flick complete with soundtrack. The tongue-twisting of two tramps with an extremely agile interpretation of (un)rights-consciousness. The consciousness for the right: it plays right into lerchenberg’s concept and into the stucco. Ron williams gives voice to wunsiedel’s protest against the eternalists with the song "der braune dreck muss weg" ("the brown dirt must go"). He had already presented this the previous year and received death threats from the neo-nazi corner for the germ of resistance he had offered. Black humor with serious undertones – even the gentleman clicks his tongue! Hallelujah!

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For the campers is well provided

For the campers is well provided

The market pressig continues to invest in camper site and youth campground. After investing more than 50,000 euros in the recreational area in 2018, relatively small sums of money have been invested in the past months of this year. But this was only possible because in roland ringlstetter we have an all-round craftsman as groundsman, who volunteers all his knowledge and craftsmanship for the mobile home site and the youth campsite in rothenkirchen with extraordinary commitment.

Mayor stefan heinlein took the opportunity of his exemplary voluntary work to thank the groundsman personally for his many activities at the mobile home site and youth campsite near the natural adventure pool in the idyllic landleitenbach valley. Heinlein emphasized the dedication of the groundskeeper, who works with foresight and recognizes weaknesses and even remedies these deficiencies on his own initiative. Roland ringlstetter: "as a foreman, I was responsible for construction sites and had to act when there was a need and could not first initiate an administrative act. So he sees his task here, too, in taking care of the guests and visitors of the mobile home site and youth campsite quickly and to their satisfaction.

The demands, but also the number of visitors, have increased. It all started with the power supply. When more than six sockets were needed here, the capacity was not enough, especially since the current was also only six amps (A). Whenever there were power failures, he was called out, at any time of the day or night. So he remedied the situation by installing two construction site power boxes and expanding the capacities to eight connections of 16 A and 32 A. Thus, the electricity demand is sufficient for at least twenty mobile homes that can connect at the same time. In addition, he installed meters, so that each power consumption can be individually attributed to the consumer.

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Ifo: germany with highest surplus in the world

Ifo: germany with highest surplus in the world

According to calculations by the ifo institute, germany’s strong export performance is responsible for the world’s largest current account surplus for the third year in succession. Germany has been exporting more than it imports for some time now. This generates criticism from trading partners.

Although the surplus was allowed to fall slightly in 2018 to 7.8 percent of economic output, down from 7.9 percent last year, the munich research institute announced in munich on monday. Nevertheless, with an expected 299 billion dollars (264 billion euros), germany was allowed to become the country with the largest current account surplus, as in the previous two years. The main reason is trade in goods.

The federal republic produces more than it consumes, many goods and services are exported. Exports have been outstripping imports for some time now. In addition to the exchange of goods, the balance of payments also includes services and income from foreign assets.

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Buchbrunn shows how it’s done: it’s also possible without trade tax money

Buchbrunn shows how it's done: it's also possible without trade tax money

While chambers of commerce in the town halls are complaining about falling business tax revenues, mayor hermann queck cannot complain in buchbrunn. The reason: the municipality has hardly any business tax revenue to report. At the same time, the municipality has planned some noteworthy major investments, some of which have already begun to be implemented.

A burger house is being built in the center of the village, right next to the town hall. A community-owned building from the 19. Century is herefor auendig rebuilt and extended by annexes. The challenge for architect martin zeltner and contractor thomas koch (ochsenfurt) was to remove walls and replace ceilings in the old building, which was partly built as a half-timbered structure, to create space for a community hall with 70 seats. A smaller hall can accommodate 20 people. Contrary to the original plan, a staircase to the five rented apartments on the upper floors will not be built.

The front elevation with the distinctive door will remain, but the main entrance will be relocated to the rear area. In addition to two handicapped-accessible parking spaces, six additional parking spaces will be built there. The plans provide for completion in mid-2021 and allow the preservation of the rough chestnut tree. The office for rural development (ALE) claims the construction costs of 900,000 euros at 500,000 euros.

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Fauste! – a puppet show for adults

Fauste! - a puppet show for adults

After "love- and joke stories from 1001" (2015) "the ring of the nibelung" (2016) "blahungen" and "a little giant winter story" (2017) this time the puppeteer has set himself goethe’s faust. The performance starts at 19.30 o’clock.

Goethe was a child of the puppet show "doktor faustus" was so fascinated by history that he could not get it out of his mind and created his world-famous works. For his part, the puppeteer thomas glasmeyer was and is so enthusiastic about goethe’s work that he set out to create a contemporary puppet show.

With his own version of the text, which is very much based on the well-known text, thomas glasmeyer brings the audience closer to the stage classic. The puppeteer’s affection for his audience: …My rhymes may be somewhat different in parts, but you, you will surely forgive me for this, for at the very end" – i am sure – it will be a success: this puppet play by heinrich fausten – small and fine!

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House will give way to parking lot

House will give way to parking lot

Veronika schadeck

Apart from the fact that construction costs have risen sharply in the last two years, it is also becoming more and more difficult to find companies that carry out tree inspections. This became clear on monday evening in the community council meeting.
No bids were received for the design of the parking lot and open spaces at christian-hammerschmidt-strabe 10 or for the creation of a parking lot for hikers at hammerbuhl 2. "It is dramatic what is happening in the construction sector!", according to mayor peter ebertsch. The offers become less and less and when some arrive, the costs are sometimes twice as high as calculated.
As the municipality has learned, the market town of tettau has acquired the property at christian-hammerschmidt-strabe 10 and now intends to create an open space and parking lots on the site after demolition.
A parking lot for hikers was to be built at hammerbuhl 2 as part of the forderoffensive nordostbayern (north-east bavaria demand offensive). Both tree removals have to be postponed. The council unanimously gave the green light for a new invitation to tender. During the meeting, the elected representatives were pleased to receive a donation of 13392 euros from the ludwig-heinz'schen foundation.
With this money, the community wants, among other things, to maintain its status as a "family-friendly tettau" strong. Newborns from 1. September instead of 100 euro now 200 euro funeral allowance. Furthermore, the costs for the first four months in kindergarten are covered. Financial support continues to be given to a family (500 euros), the kindergarten regenbogen (3500 euros), the music club kleintettau for the work with young musicians (650 euros).
With one dissenting vote, the committee spoke out in favor of participation in the bayern-net nature project for the rennstei gregion. The project sponsor is the landscape conservation association of the district of kronach.
At the meeting, managing director dietrich forster and petra brehm from the lower nature conservation authority presented the project. In the northern franconian forest there is a unique area of bare-root meadows and wetlands. Their long-term preservation or the claim and in this context also the acquisition or the lease form the center of the nature conservation project.

2350 euro per year

The goal, according to forster, is an ecologically and economically sensible development and networking as well as the preservation of the valuable historical cultural landscape. The duration of the project is scheduled for three years. It starts on 1. January 2018. The total cost is estimated at 470,000 euros. As forster explained, the demand from the bavarian nature conservation fund amounts to 400,000 euros. The remaining 70,000 euros are to be paid in equal parts by the district and the five communities of tettau, ludwigsstadt, steinbach, teuschnitz and tschirn. The share for tettau is 2350 euro per year.
"I see this with great skepticism", according to willi guntsch (SPD), who sees participation in this project as more of an "obstacle" for a further development for tettau saw connected.
Brehm pointed out that the development of tettau as an industrial town was not endangered by this. Any land is only leased or acquired if the owner so desires. And: "we will not stand in the way of any economic development in the community." Brehm went on to say that some people would even be happy to get rid of their land, which is difficult to cultivate!".
Under the item "other, anika kappelt asked whether it would be possible to install a traffic mirror at the turnoff to the "new settlement" attach.
Helmut neubauer (bft) wished for more lighting in tettau. Dietmar schmidt (SPD) denounced the behavior of a resident who owned too many dogs and was not able to take care of them appropriately. He pointed out that there are many small children in this area. "Something has to happen first?"

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At the sautrograss race in ebing, everyone goes swimming

At the sautrograss race in ebing, everyone goes swimming

The "abicher sautrogrennen" (sautro race) is the absolute high point of the two-day, 11. Lake festival. This opinion is shared not only by hundreds of spectators who follow the sporting competition as huge fun, this time bavarian television accompanies the sautrog teams every step of the way and in every competition. "We will do our best and win again", last year's winners alexander groh and michael mitschker are firmly convinced of this before the start of the competition. They have already won six times, four of them in a row…

The pros have a trophy, their team is called "abicher sautrog-rennfahrer", already taken home. Your toughest competitors are gunter stobel and helmut gunzelmann from the "unimaginative" table. "We will show it to the two younger ones today", of which the "old hares" are convincing. Before each race, they hang a bottle of beer and a photo of an attractive woman in a bikini on their juice trough as a special incentive.

A total of 16 teams are competing this time. Against the two firmly established teams, the only mixed team also wants to win: anita stobel and robert erk represent the parish council and start dressed as devils. Besides anita stobel, two female teams fight against the male dominance: marie bebler and susanne pflaum enter the race as team rockelein I, while antonia kern and caroline peetz form team rockelein II. The trainees of the kaspar rockelein company are extremely proud to represent the company colors.

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“A view almost like in the middle ages”

What only a few residents of hochstadt have been able to see so far, everyone who visits the "weinstube zum zwetschger" will be able to see in six weeks visit. Then reinhard grasse wants to have completed the renovation of his present hauptstrabe 1 next to the city tower. "A view almost like in the middle ages", the lovers of the historical building swarmed.

This is the view he has when he sits in the courtyard of his new home and looks out over the house, which was built in 1668. The old, but freshly painted half-timbering and the newly uncovered arcade are overlooked by the attached town tower. Those who drink their schnapps in the courtyard in the future can enjoy the ambience.

The grasse family breathes new life into the house where the riegler family (house name zwetschger) lived for decades. This is being done in coordination with the historic preservation authority. The entire property is under protection. It was only in the course of the renovation work that it became increasingly clear what treasure was hidden behind the plastered facade. "No one would have suspected that", says architect georg leyh, who is overseeing the extensive restoration of the old condition and who has also helped the cult pub topfla to a new splendor.

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Crooks send out false notary letters

Crooks send out false notary letters

It is nothing new that criminals always use similar tricks to get their hands on burgers' savings. In the past few weeks, several letters from an alleged notary from hamburg have appeared, offering recipients a windfall of 59 euros.000 euro promised.

To get the money, all you have to do is call a hamburger phone number. There, the bona fide "winners" will be informed told that the money is already in switzerland and that they will now have to pay a processing fee of 1.200 euros are due. The amount should then be transferred to the european foreign countries. As a result, some of the recipients contacted the police with the corresponding letter.

Rip-off by telephone

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