New deacon comes to bad rodach

New deacon comes to bad rodach

Paint rollers, cordless screwdrivers and all kinds of other renovation materials are still standing in jochen grams' new apartment. No wonder, because the new deacon of the evangelical lutheran church congregation arrived in his new congregation bad rodach with his wife nicola only a few days ago. On 1. May he officially begins his service as the new deacon for the communities of bad rodach, unterlauter and wiesenfeld.

"We are looking forward to the new tasks and are excited about the people with whom we will come into contact, says grams. When he talks about us, he means himself and his wife. Nicola grams has nothing to do with her husband's work, but she is also, as grams says, a member of the community.

"My tasks include preaching, pastoral care and confirmation work in the three parishes, says grams. And that is exactly where he sees the challenge of his "shared position". "Since my position is newly created, the expectations of the three congregations are probably very rough", says grams. With about 60 percent is planned for bad rodach, with 30 for unterlauter and with ten for wiesenfeld. "But that's just the theory. It remains to be seen exactly how much I can help where", says grams. But before he can start his work he has to prepare his new home first.

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Mull creatively refined

Mull creatively refined

Yellow sack, garbage can, compost heap: there are several ways to dispose of the waste that accumulates every day. But not always the avoidable mull must also end up in the garbage can. Together with the trainees of marcapo gmbh, 20 preschool children from the "regenbogen" kindergarten made handicrafts beautiful new things.

"We have looked at what waste can be avoided", explained jennifer scholz, who led the trainee project. As an example of avoidable gauze, she mentioned toilet paper rolls or plastic cups, which are perfect for handicrafts. The preschool children had also brought plastic cups from home for handicrafts. These were then used to create bird feeders, which were fitted with strings to hang them up.

Favorite animals made

Also "beastly was the second part of the upcycling project. The trainees showed the children how to make their favorite animal out of rolls of toilet paper. There was a choice of different animals, for example, ice-cream, brown-cream, a fish, a giraffe, a cat and a lowe.

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Young architects build towers and structures

Young architects build towers and structures

More than 8,000 building blocks have to be processed first. For the young "construction workers of the play and construction mobile no problem. The employees of the generationen-zentrum had set up a construction site with signs and equipment next to the fire station for this purpose.

The visitors could build towers and structures to their heart’s content and then let them collapse again. Since it had rained on thursday in hammerbach and the children were busy under the tent roof, the weather on friday was perfect for "building" outdoors. Seven-year-old max and his mother from herzogenaurach also took advantage of the warm afternoon to pay a visit to the spielmobil in hammerbach. Max built a tower out of the building blocks and in the end even the pavilion had to be raised so that the tower could be completed. "Spab has done that", said max, as the blocks spread across the floor again.

From monday, 19. August, until wednesday, 21. August, the play mobile in the weihersbach makes a stop on the meadow behind the playground.

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An irreplaceable punisher

An irreplaceable punisher

The little ones at the evangelischer kindergarten wonsees hummed and almost floated across the meadow. They were dressed as sub bees and thus embodied what the daily staff had received a special award for: the decade of conservation award of the united nations.
The wonsees facility is one of the few in the region to have met the special requirements of a rigorous application process and brought the project to life.
Already at the already planted and newly designed entrance it becomes visible why the people from wonsee were chosen. A magnificent insect hotel offers plenty of space for wild bees, of which there are 570 species – still. It is home for this endangered species, without which human life would be hard to imagine.
The facility teaches children to appreciate nature. "We want to contribute to the protection of biodiversity. The wanderer who passes by also becomes aware", said kindergarten director elfriede schneider during the award ceremony. It is soothing for the soul "when hundreds of butterflies fly around next to the wild bees and the dove’s tail looks for food".

"Environmental protection concerns us all"

Thomas kohler, project manager and chairman of the "artenschutz in franken" association, called the mabnahme a visible sign to society to draw attention to biodiversity and environmental education. "Environmental protection concerns us all, so his credo.
The youngsters could follow the natural cycle, even put food plants in the ground and thus attract the wild bees, which "have already moved into almost all the rooms of the hotel" are. The "wild bees" project should familiarize future generations with the increasingly important topics of the environment and species conservation using the example of the irreplaceable pollinator "wild bee" achieve, kohler emphasized.
Dean martina beck pointed out the importance of god’s creation. Head of department elke wuthe from die KITA ggmbh was pleased about the realization of the idea.
And mayor andreas pohner was visibly enthusiastic: "i never dreamed that wonsees would get the attention of the united nations. We have gladly used our building yard and accompanied everything from the beginning". Praise also came from district administrator klaus peter sollner: "in wonsees, species protection is at home."
The fact that the project was launched is also thanks to the german postcode lottery. They supported it with 8500 euros. Representative sabine haebler came all the way from dusseldorf to get a first-hand impression. She was impressed: "we are a little proud to support the commitment of charitable organizations."
Fun games and creative stations about bees, a photo documentary and an exhibition about the kids’ bee activities were part of the afternoon’s activities. It was a very special summer party with an unusual prize in the spotlight.

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“Ethical discussion”: vaccination debate surrounding bavaria star kimmich

Joshua kimmich has drawn criticism and astonishment in the emotional vaccination debate. The national soccer player’s premature refusal of a corona vaccination has been met with incomprehension because of the role model role expected of the model professional.

The FC bayern midfield star made his thoughts on the publicly charged vaccination issue public in a TV interview over the weekend. In view of the clear triple-digit incidence figures for the first time since may and the quarantine for his club coach julian nagelsmann, the statements are even more explosive than they already are.

He still has "a few personal reservations, especially with regard to the lack of long-term studies," kimmich said after the 4-0 win over hoffenheim. On tv channel sky, the 26-year-old also stated that it was "very possible" that he would be vaccinated in the future. Kimmich distanced himself from groups of "corona deniers or vaccination opponents" in an interview. But there were also people who were concerned for various reasons, said kimmich. "This should also be respected, especially as long as the mabnahme is adhered to."

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Telekom throttles flat rates

Telekom throttles flat rates

Niek van damme, head of telekom germany, announced that. This should make the tariffs more transparent for customers, he said. "That’s why, starting today, we will only advertise with the term flat rate where there is also a flat rate," he said.

This was telekom’s response to a ruling by the regional court of colony. The court had forbidden the company to throttle the transmission speed of "flat rate" DSL tariffs above a certain data volume. With a "flat rate", customers expect a fixed price for a certain surfing speed and do not expect any restrictions, the court ruled. Telekom will not appeal.

Customers with fixed-network internet rates called "flat rate" will be able to surf the internet without limits in the future, van damme announced. "Flat rates will continue to exist in the future."Telekom had not expected the strong reactions to its plan. Clauses on throttling for rates already taken out will be removed.

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District office: currently 582 refugees registered in kronach district

district office: currently 582 refugees registered in kronach district

"We handled it well; our measures worked", kronach's mayor wolfgang beiergroblein () sums up two and a half years after the rough wave of refugees. 326 migrants are still living in state housing in the district of kronach, according to the district administration office, and 256 others have also moved into housing on the open market (as at 31. January 2018). On 4. February 2016, 713 people were housed in state-run shelters.

Compared to other regions, the migrants in kronach county do not cause much of a stir anymore. For politicians and police, the decentralized accommodation system used in kronach, but scaled back throughout bavaria, is one reason for this.

"Everything is quiet here. Foreign crime is not a gross phenomenon", says gerhard anders, press spokesman for the kronach inspection department. For 2015, 2016 and 2017, his computer spit out between 500 and 600 entries under the keyword asylum. Anders: "there is no focus – neither in terms of location nor in the nature of the offenses." Driving without a license, social welfare fraud and unauthorized residence have been found to be on the rise. In addition, there were quiescent disturbances and arguments among the refugees themselves. "There are no known cases of shoplifting or even robberies and rapes."

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Arbitration board for airline passengers to come soon

Arbitration board for airline passengers to come soon

"We are striving to make this work for the next winter skiing season," justice minister sabine leutheusser-schnarrenberger (FDP) told the "passauer neue presse". The cabinet is expected to decide on the draft law this wednesday.

Despite years of pressure, the aviation industry has not yet joined the existing arbitration board for public passenger transport. Criticism from the greens.

In the event of delayed or canceled flights or problems with hand luggage, travelers must first contact the airline, said leutheusser-schnarrenberger. "If the airline refuses to pay compensation or fails to do so for at least 30 days, the passenger will in future have the right to appeal to the conciliation board."This will contact all parties involved and make a proposal for an agreement. "The dispute is usually settled quickly, without complications and generally free of charge."

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“An important sign”

The young union has rejected the accusation that henry schramm (CSU) is abusing the corona crisis for election purposes. "This is not about election campaigning, but about supporting the people who save lives. It is a question of preparing kulmbach as well as possible for the coming times and giving our hospital the necessary political support for the current strain on the staff and the conversion of the departments", it says in a statement.

The district administrator and the mayor of oberburg took stock of the situation at the hospital and thanked the doctors, the nursing staff and all the members of the rescue organizations for their efforts. In the difficult times of corona, this is an important sign, says the JU. "Our mayor henry schramm and district administrator klaus peter sollner are fulfilling their responsibilities in an exemplary manner and showing their qualities as crisis managers in the current times. In addition to their political role, both are association chairmen of the kulmbach hospital and also accompany the task of the security department in their respective bodies as heads of department", continue.

The decisions to be made in the wake of the corona crisis and the associated responsibility of the county council and the mayor are enormous, and both deserve support for this.

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