Anna prohaska celebrated at balcony concert

Anna prohaska celebrated at balcony concert

At a corona concert on the balcony of her apartment in berlin, the famous coloratura soprano anna prohaska was celebrated by her neighbors.

"I found the most appreciative audience of all. The people shouted at me to sing one song after the other until I was almost hoarse at the end," said the musician in a video interview with the director of the festival europaische wochen passau, carsten gerhard, which was published on tuesday.

"You can see how people long for classical music. I hope this radiates beyond the corona crisis and people remember what music meant to them at that time."

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On the tracks of luther through eisenach

The local hosts are already "lutherfinders", the guests want to be: in mid april, participants in the training course of the same name, which is run by the evangelical adult education program in thuringia and supported by the rodachtal initiative, set off from ahorn on their way to eisenach and wartburg castle. Their goal: to learn even more about the reformer at these two of his former homes.
As is well known, martin luther translated the new testament at wartburg castle in 1522. A good 20 years earlier, from 1498 to 1501, he attended latin school in eisenach and lived in the house of the patrician cotta family while there.
Their home, which is now known as "lutherhaus a museum is, formed one of the stations of the extensive city tour. However, it started at the luther monument, where guest driver ina conrad buried the group. She led her budding colleagues as well as tourism experts from the coburg and heldburg region first to the memorial and museum for johann sebastian bach. Bach set to music 30 of 37 songs of luther. "No luther, no brook, heibt es. Other stops included the georgenkirche, the lutherhaus and of course the wartburg castle. This excursion was the high point in the extensive training of the "lutherfinders" so far, all participants agreed on this when they started their way home in the early evening, somewhat exhausted but highly satisfied. 

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Nasa probe to take sample from asteroid bennu

Nasa probe to take sample from asteroid bennu

Osiris rex" is the first probe from the u.S. Space agency nasa to take a sample from an asteroid – and later deliver it to earth.

In a complicated manover lasting several hours, the probe is to approach the asteroid bennu to within a few meters and then take the sample with a kind of robotic arm.

The robotic arm, called "tagsam" (touch-and-go sample acquisition mechanism), will touch the surface of the asteroid for about five seconds and eject nitrogen under pressure. This is supposed to make the surface swirl. Then a sample of about 60 to 2000 grams is to be sucked up before the entire probe moves away from bennu again.

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Forest owners are “in the middle of a disaster”

Forest owners are 'in the middle of a disaster'

"We must not give up fighting for our forest." With these clear words, birgitt ulrich, the managing director of the habberge forestry association (FBG), informed the numerous forest owners and interested parties attending the hartleb inn in maroldsweisach about the state of the local forest. And he is suffering.

With 880 members, the FBG is an association of private and municipal forest owners who own a total of 21,600 hectares of forest. So far, the annual cut has been 32,000 solid cubic meters, but this is changing due to the calamitates. "We are now at a point where forest conservation comes first", ulrich made clear, further sharpening her previous words. During a forest inspection in april of this year in the hofheim area, she was still talking about an imminent catastrophe. Even though the event, which was attended by federal member of parliament anja weisgerber, among others, shook up the political scene and the federal parliament is considering what to do, the FBG managing director has now spoken of the fact that "we are in the middle of a catastrophe". Ulrich urged those present to write letters to their deputies so that they continue to advocate for the forest and its owners.

Forester patrick valtenmeier showed what kind of damage spruce has to contend with. While last year there was an increase in the number of copper engravers in the region, which destroyed the forest, this year there was also the book printer. These two species attack the bark of the mainly weakened trees and multiply rapidly. Among the wood-breeding pests, the striped bark beetle has already been spotted, and even the douglas fir is no longer spared from pest infestation. On the other hand, the beech is particularly hard hit by the heat. There is deep drought damage, especially in south-exposed areas. Cracks in the soil cut through the vital dark roots of the trees. The oak tree, on the other hand, is suffering from the oak moth and the oak moth. When asked about alternative tree species, the forester could only answer that almost all tree species are infested by pests due to the heat damage.

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Baseball hitter misused as a weapon

baseball hitter misused as a weapon

In order to decide the impending dispute in his favor, the 40-year-old, who has since been "incarcerated," brought in kai havertz, a baseball bat from his car. But he had not reckoned with the skill of his 51-year-old opponent, who took his sports equipment from him. But the opponent was not a professional baseball player either, he also failed to hit the ball.
The subsequent scuffle was so little relevant in terms of criminal law that the simple bodily injury against the hit man was discontinued. What remained was an attempted dangerous bodily injury, because a baseball bat is not only suitable for knocking balls out of place.
The 51-year-old’s criminal record was astonishing, with eleven convictions. Including traffic offences of all kinds, thefts and offences under the narcotics act. But his opponent also has some experience with the courts. He was handcuffed and fubfesselt. Narcotics offences had landed him in jail.
Since attorney ralph pittroff read out a declaration for his client in which the attempted dangerous bodily harm was admitted, the prosecution witness in prison clothing did not have to be questioned.
The verdict then fully corresponded to the request of prosecutor michael hoffmann. Judge sieglinde tettmann sentenced the defendant to a fine of 900 euros. A high price for a failed hit with the baseball hit, but a mild sentence for a notorious offender.

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Dealers sell fewer bicycles

Dealers sell fewer bicycles

Fewer bicycles sold in germany in the first half of 2017. Compared with the same period last year, sales fell by 2.2 percent to 2.64 million bicycles, according to the german bicycle industry association (ZIV).

"We are watching this with a certain amount of concern," said managing director siegfried neuberger before the eurobike bicycle trade show in friedrichshafen on lake constance. At 1.44 million wheels, production was also 2.7 percent below the previous year’s level.

One of the reasons for the decline was the already high stock of bicycles in germany. So 80 percent of households owned at least one bicycle. In addition, the bicycles have been manufactured to a higher quality and are therefore more durable.

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Green light for the ketchentor in coburg

An end to the meandering through butcher’s alley. From now on, the ketschengasse can be driven out of town again – but only to casimirstrabe. The last 150 meters will probably remain a construction site until the end of the year.
There is one exception: the sambaumzug will drive from anger through the ketschendorfer strabe into the ketschengasse. From 23. July then the construction work will be resumed. After the laying of the pipes was more complicated than expected, the ceiling and paving work can only be started now, as housing architect rainer wessels explained at the press conference on wednesday. By the end of the year, the acceptance test should be completed, says ullrich pfuhlmann, technical director of wohnbau.
Susanne wittman from the public order office points out that ahorner strabe will remain a dead end until the work is completed, casimirstrabe will be passable on both sides, but turning through ketschentor will not be possible.

Kleine allee

Wider sidewalks, the somewhat narrower two-lane paved street, a small avenue consisting of eight columnar oaks and a sophisticated lighting concept then provide an attractive welcome to the city.
A start was already made in 2017 with the illumination of the ketschentor and the villa victoria. Pfuhlmann, who showed understanding for the difficult situation of the individual handlers, then promises an appealing entree and hopes to be able to compensate somewhat for the restrictions during the construction period.
For city manager andrea kerby-schindler the closure of the ketchentor was also a psychological issue. "If the gate is closed, you can’t get into town. This train of thought created a barrier in the mind", says it. That’s why in the future, together with anette vogel from wohnbau, formerly a city manager herself, there are plans to improve communication on future construction sites, also "to take some of the drama out of it".
On the coming weekend one wanted therefore under the slogan "green weekend" spreading hope, as she says. Green light for a free ride, it promises and announces various actions by retailers. The flyers will be available tomorrow.

Window cleaners please report!

The work continues on monday, 16. July with the "window cleaning" project. City councillors, employees of the wohnbau and the city management will clean the windows of the construction site dust and swing the cleaning rag on this day. "Volunteers are still welcome", says andrea kerby-schindler with a smile.

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Road construction is brought forward

Road construction is brought forward

Mayor franz buttner (ABB/interessengemeinschaft) had announced the good news in the town council. Ramsthal is quasi the laughing third, because the extension of the circle road KG 13 between garitz and wittershausen is delayed. Therefore, funds are available in the short term to implement the mabnahme in ramsthal.
"Planning by the engineering firm hahn und kollegen (bad kissingen) is running at high pressure", says dobler. Until 1. September they must be submitted to the government of lower franconia in order to receive state subsidies. If all goes well, according to dobler, the construction machines will be able to start up in may of next year. Before the end of the year the acceptance could be completed.
The road will be built between the ramsthal exit in the direction of ebenhausen and about 250 meters past the old ramsthal sports field. Juergen dobler estimates the cost of building the tram at 800,000 euros. The sharp curve coming from ebenhausen shortly before the entrance to ramsthal will also be significantly softened as a result of the reduction in the number of lanes. This area will be "significantly safer" thanks to a coarser curve radius and a steeper cross slope, says dobler.

Core stuck traffic circle

The centerpiece, however, will be a traffic circle at the intersection of KG 4 and KG 6 in the direction of the B 286 and the landfill site at the height of the old sports field.This will alleviate another focus of accidents. The aim was actually to change the main direction of travel and to give KG 6 the right of way over KG 4 coming from the direction of ebenhausen. This, however, had led to a significant change in the course of the route.
The traffic circle, on the other hand, is considered a good solution, not least because it creates a calmer area. This is important with regard to the bike path network. Cyclists have to cross the road here.
A cycle path is also to be built from the exit of the town to the exit at haskenstein.

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Bbz munnerstadt in the plan, hammelburg high school stopped for the time being

Bbz munnerstadt in the plan, hammelburg high school stopped for the time being

The millions flew around the ears of the district council members at the meeting of the culture committee on thursday: they set 30.14 million euros as the upper limit for the new construction of the vocational training center (BBZ) in munnerstadt. Architect prof. Gunter benkert even had the good news that the estimate after about 80 percent of awarded trades is about 600000 euro below. In contrast, the costs for the renovation of hammelburg’s frobenius grammar school more than doubled: the district had started with 15 million euros. In the meantime, according to district administrator thomas bold (CSU), it is "just under 40 million euros". Therefore, the committee now first decided on a feasibility study.

Younger buildings are to make way

Michael weinbrenner, managing director of the munich office of haindl und kollegen, presented the current planning for hammelburg. "The 1960s building brings quality, but the 1984 building is problematic", he summarized the investigation of the substance. Among other things, the load-bearing corridor walls make it difficult to implement new concepts in the younger part of the building. Therefore, it is to be demolished, the old building housed superordinate rooms such as teachers’ rooms, and an extension building with learning landscapes was built on the site of the current gymnasiums. Along kissinger strabe, the district had to rebuild gymnasiums and a dining hall as a result. "The project has become increasingly rough, especially the costs for the building services have exploded for us", weinbrenner admitted.

"The concept is very conclusive, we have no problem with that, but the costs hurt", commented county commissioner bold on the development. "We are reaching our limits", district councilor and nudlingen mayor harald hofmann (CSU) pointed out that the municipalities must also share the district’s investments. Deputy district administrator monika horcher (grune) also referred to the unresolved question of accessibility. In order to increase traffic safety, district administrator bold can well imagine a campus solution with the secondary school, but: "we do not have to decide whether the road is closed", he referred to the city of hammelburg’s competence with regard to bus traffic.

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Racism debate: knorr renames its “gypsy sauce

racism debate: knorr renames its

Against the backdrop of the discussion about racist names and terms, the knorr brand's "gypsy sauce" is renamed. "In a few weeks you will find this as "paprika sauce hungarian style" on the shelf," the parent company unilever told "bild am sonntag" at the request of the newspaper. "Since the term "gypsy sauce" was used can be interpreted negatively, we have decided to give our knorr sauce a new name."

The term "gypsy" is an old collective term for various ethnic groups that probably spread from india, especially through southeastern europe. The central council of the sinti and roma ethnic groups living in germany calls the term "a foreign designation of the majority society overlaid with cliches, which is rejected by most members of the minority as discriminatory". The term is also perceived in this way in public usage.

"Gypsy sauce": term has been used for over 100 years

The term "gypsy sauce" has been used in cakes for more than 100 years. In the reference book for the classic cuisine of escoffier it can be found already in 1903. It refers to a spicy, rooty sauce with stubby ingredients and is nowadays usually made from tomatoes, often with paprika, onions, vinegar and spices. Traditionally, consumers associate the sauce with hungarian and spicy flavors. According to sinti and roma, the sauce does not originate from their kuche.

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