Pain and joy on boa vista

pain and joy on boa vista

Coburg/boa vista – just before the christmas markets open in germany, four runners from coburg started their journey to the cape verde islands at the end of november to take part in the boa vista ultramarathon.

The 150KM ultramarathon is a non-stop race, where the participants have to run to a total of 15 checkpoints. Apart from water, the runners will not be provided with any food or drink during this torture.

Therefore every participant carries a backpack with mandatory equipment. This includes z.B. A sleeping bag, signal whistle and mirror, compass, rescue blanket, food with min. 4000 kcal, flashlight, spare batteries and space for min. 1.5l of water. Spare clothes and personal equipment (medicines, bandages) are also recommended.

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We should not discuss individual symbols

We should not discuss individual symbols

As someone who has just moved to coburg, i ask myself one question: is the mere depiction of a person with dark skin degrading?? An insult? Gar racist? I do not think so. If that were the case, i and millions of other basketball fans would not be allowed to hang up any posters of michael jordan either. That i was certainly not hung up to insult the man, but out of admiration, because he was the best basketball player of his time, maybe even of all time. And isn’t it the same with the moor?? After all, he has been the patron saint of the city since 1430 – who would want to insult the one whose protection he hopes for?? In general, these discussions are misguided. They don’t change the everyday problem of racism, and they come up again and again when, as recently several times in the USA, people with dark skin experience bad things, even get killed. And even then they are discussed selectively. How often do you hear about the "black lives matter" in germany?-movement critically questions martin luther’s work? Luther, who in 1543 in his writing "of the jews and their lies", was called for burning down their synagogues and destroying their houses. Are luther’s undeniable historical achievements enough to make his anti-judaism a minor or non-issue?? Racism is an everyday problem, which has recently become apparent not only in german police forces. But in order to fight it permanently, a permanent discussion is needed – and not one that periodically works its way through individual symbols. We really do have other problems, especially in 2020. Maybe it’s a good thing to have a visible patron saint…

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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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Anger of the world champion: hamilton doubts formula 1 justice

anger of the world champion: hamilton doubts formula 1 justice

In his anger, lewis hamilton left formula 1 with an awkward debate on his departure from sochi.

The world champion, who was deprived of michael schumacher’s winning record in russia, feels persecuted by the track judges and casts doubt on fair formula 1 justice. "No one has ever been penalized for something like this before. It seems as if we had to fight against resistance," the world championship leader scolded.

But that’s not enough of hamilton’s general criticism: the penalty points recently handed out by the race commissioners are "ridiculous," his overpowering mercedes team is under constant scrutiny, and the rules have been changed to make the races more exciting. "They want to stop me, don’t they?" Said hamilton. Race director michael masi also got a broadside from the superstar. "We are on a wave long? I don’t think so," hamilton grimaced.

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Dutch kpn considers selling e-plus

Dutch kpn considers selling e-plus

On friday, the company’s management announced in the hague that it would examine all strategic options for its subsidiary e-plus in order to disclose the values of its german operations. What exactly that could mean, however, was not said.

"We have carefully examined america movil’s offer and have come to the conclusion that it is not in the interest of the shareholders," explained KPN CEO eelco block. The declarations triggered new speculations. KPN wants to sell its successful german subsidiary to spain’s telefonica, media reports said, which the spanish telecom giant rejected. From other sources, it was reported that both companies wanted to merge their german mobile communications activities.

This in turn, in a market with only four suppliers, would call the antitrust authorities in bonn or brussel to the scene. Such a case would in any case entail a competitive review, says a cartel expert. The german federal network agency, which had to decide in such a case whether the companies had to return a UMTS license, which they had bought at auction almost twelve years ago for around 8 billion euros each, was also on board. "We’ve been looking into that," a spokesman said, but declined to elaborate.

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Catering for the pilgrims is assured

Catering for the pilgrims is assured

The pilgrimage season in vierzehnheiligen has begun. Especially in may many pilgrims are expected from all directions. And they need something to eat and drink after the strenuous walk. But the inn "goldener hirsch is currently a construction site. The building will undergo general renovation for about a year, as will the three adjacent buildings of "haus frankenthal. But a remedy has been found. In the adjacent diozesan house there is enough capacity to supply and accommodate the pilgrims and tourists.

"We have already made a lot of progress", says raimund hummer, the manager of the vierzehnheiligen education center. All over the "golden hirschen and the three adjacent buildings are craftsmen busy with the reconstruction. "The restaurant and the beer garden will probably not be opened this year", says hummer. The hospitality is however daily from 10 to 18 o’clock in the diozesanhaus ensured.

400 to 500 lunches were needed daily during the high season. Normally this is done by the staff in both cakes. Now, however, they are set up to prepare these meals in the one kitchen. In addition to the house and conference guests of the diozesanhaus, there were now also pilgrims and tourists. The dining rooms in the diozesanhaus are well suited to accommodate the pilgrims, the 51-year-old continues, because they were recently redesigned.

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Hay and straw for circus henry

Hay and straw for circus Henry

Georg frank’s rough hope is currently directed at the 20. April. It could be the day when the ringmaster, with around 20 employees and over 50 animals, is finally allowed to leave the small lawn on paschendaele-strabe in dorfles-esbach – provided that the curtailment of freedom of movement then ends. Until then it is a matter of perseverance. "We are glad that there are people who help us", says georg frank and looks at a stack of straw bales that has just been donated to the henry circus.

The two donors are just approaching with the next bales in their arms and throwing them onto the pile. "If everyone helps out, we can do it", says kevin raab. Together with toni hubner, he is unloading around 80 bales of hay and straw for the circus.

The two young men from schorkendorf are happy to be able to help out. They have stored more hay and straw than they themselves need. The circus director hardly knows where to get enough for his animals. "We stay in touch. If more is needed, we can also supply some more", says kevin raab and georg frank beams. Seven to eight quintals of hay needed for the 1812 circus henry founded farm every day for ponies, sheep, goats and camels. He also needs two quintals of carrots and grain and ten to twelve kilos of dog food a day. Kevin raab and toni hubner can’t deliver that. But so far georg frank and his circus family manage to secure the supply for their four-legged artists.

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Mourning in bamberg: writer and tatort author peter braun dead

Mourning in bamberg: writer and Tatort author peter braun dead

The news that peter braun had died was passed on in shock in the cultural scene of the city of bamberg on sunday. At the time of going to press, there was no news about the immediate circumstances.

Braun, born in bamberg in 1960, had an unusual biography for a writer. After graduating from high school, he completed an apprenticeship as a car mechanic before studying dentistry. Since 1989 he has worked as a journalist for supraregional media, but also for the frankischer tag, for radio and television. He intensively dealt with E.T.A. Hoffmann, z. B. In "E.T.A. Hoffmann. Poets, artists, musicians in the renowned artemis& winkler verlag or in a skilful outline of hoffmann’s bamberger years.

How braun was able to write precisely and intelligibly without slipping into platitude. That came his literary history dedicated to young readers "von blechtrommeln und nestbeschmutzern" (of tin drums and nest polluters) as well as the volume "from good-for-nothing to steppenwolf. A somewhat different literary history.

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A family of swallows living in the inn: quite normal in zeil

A family of swallows living in the inn: quite normal in zeil

He has loudly announced. "Wid", it sounds from the sky. "This is bibi", says ibolyka pickel. That’s how she christened the little swallow man who, together with his partner, ribi, lives in the "kuli" pub in zeil coarsens its young.
Ibolyka pickel runs into the corridor behind her inn. Upstairs, on the power cable of the hall lamp, six young swallows are sitting in a row, already in slumber mode. The mother squats on a copper pipe behind it. The father has not joined yet. "He is in the beer garden", says ibolyka pickel and laughs. The 61-year-old points to the red-throated birdman sitting on a light garland under the pavilion and looks a little perplexed because someone is stalking him to within a meter with a strange clicking device. "He doesn’t mind", says the hostess. But to be on the safe side she asks again: "or, bibi?" – "wid wid." (probably: "photos? If my wife finds out!" – but the female it langst, she sits only a few meters away from it and thinks her part).

Red throat, forked tail

The guests of the inn often take photos when they notice the family of swallows, the hostess tells them. The animals remain sitting there quite cool. "Such behavior is normal", explains dietmar will. Swallows are used to people, as cultural successors they even seek their proximity, says the biologist and bird expert from habfurt.
Based on the photos he identifies the species: "it is indeed the rarer barn swallow". Well recognizable by the metallic-red throat and the deeply forked tail", he explains. Rarely, because the number of nesting places for the animals has steadily declined in recent years. "Barn swallows like it warm. With the old cowsheds most of their nesting places disappeared", explains dietmar will. It’s all the better when they find nesting sites like the beer garden in the "kuli" pier can use.

Regular guests for 17 years

The swallows have been here for 17 years, says ibolyka pickel, and the animals come back every year. Even if it is long several generations, which are in the "kuli" the landlady always keeps the names: ribi and bibi she calls the parents in every new breeding season.
In spring, the migratory birds from africa return to their ancestral nesting places, they are faithful to their location and "very industrious", ibolyka has observed pimples. With the sunrise the birds fly out and go hunting. In the evening, around 9 pm, they come back to their shelter one by one, in bad weather also earlier.
They use clay and straw to build their nests, and they look for both in the surrounding area. "Mudpuppies are a rarity today, not only because of the frequent drought", explains dietmar will. "As a substitute, smoke swallows like to take the sediment of streams such as the altach. This, however, lacks the clay content, so that many nests are not stable enough." They feed mainly on insects such as snails and other bipeds, which the agile swallows catch in flight.
Speaking of flight: in the fall, the birds once again make the long journey to africa. For ibolyka pickel a wistful moment: "i am then sad for a whole week." But she knows: her friends will come back.

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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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