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Senate clears (bike) paths

senate clears (bike) paths

Before getting down to the nitty-gritty of the bicycle city, building officer thomas beese spoke at the first meeting of the new mobility senate about basic principles of mobility in bamberg. His status report was meant to be a kind of handover. Because the topic of traffic development is now in the hands of the second mayor jonas glusenkamp (grunes bamberg). At the end of the meeting, there were a number of resolutions to make the city more bike-friendly. At the beginning, glusenkamp had a "good tone of interaction in the senate, which must always be characterized by mutual respect", reminded.

In his report, beese reminded us, among other things, of the goals of the bamberg traffic development plan. This also includes the reduction of the share of car traffic in the city of bamberg from more than 40 percent (2015) to 25 percent by 2030. "So even then, many people will still be able to drive a car." The building officer referred to the limited space in the city. On the fact that there is no basic right to parking spaces in the city. And on the importance of the bicycle for many bambergers. Of course, the city does not only have bicyclists in mind.

Beese’s new citizens’ initiative "bamberg.Together.Mobile" the fact that the children’s movement has little to do with children became abundantly clear. When the image of a corona demonstration appeared in his presentation, he immediately explained that he did not want to equate these movements with each other. And yet he also sees the danger of "obscure fellow travelers" in the mobility discussion. This was opposed by city councilors martin pohner (FDP) and andreas triffo (BBB), who were both among the first signatories of the BI."This is not right. We also want to improve the quality of life in the city, but what we do must be accepted and recognized by all citizens, underlined triffo. Pohner noted a "remarkable autobashing on the part of the administration" firmly. It is good and important that people who are of a different opinion also organize themselves.

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Meeting room has had its day after 52 years

Meeting room has had its day after 52 years

What has the meeting room not experienced in the past half century?. At least 2,500 meetings of the city council and its committees have been held, as mayor german hacker (SPD) projected on wednesday evening for the very last deliberations in the old location. In addition, there were countless meetings and information sessions. Not to forget the honorary evenings for deserving citizens and long-serving local politicians.

Most of the time, the proceedings were serious and orderly, but many decisions had to be made that were of great significance. And then it sometimes happened that the hall threatened to burst at the seams when the citizens’ interest was particularly aroused.

Its own charm

Despite all the seriousness and the necessary rigor, the meetings were held with a charm of their own and often with a good dose of humor. Of course – how else could you get through a five-hour budget debate?? These mammoth sessions were often held in earlier times. When wolfgang falck was head of the CSU parliamentary group, for example. He sometimes took up to two hours for a budget speech.

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Bissel’s all-around attack on gorr & co.

Bissel's all-around attack on gorr & co.

Christoph boger

the relationship between the two french national handball league teams HC erlangen (1. League) and HSC 2000 coburg (2. League) seemed to normalize in recent months. Recently, the former arch-rivals also contested a friendly comparison in the HUK-arena (22:29). Players, officials and even members of the supposedly hostile fan clubs exchanged many a compliment with each other.
But that was to be the end of it as of today, because lawyer dr. In a report published in the suddeutsche zeitung (SZ) on wednesday evening, carsten bissel pulls out all the stops and criticizes the HSC 2000 coburg in the harshest possible way.

"Truthful" declarations

Jan gorr in particular is in the crossfire of his criticism. In an interview with the SZ, the chairman of the erlanger supervisory board speaks of an "unbelievable failure," among other things in coburg. In connection with the economic conditions in erlangen and coburg, the following is quoted: "i find it remarkable that the unsuccessful trainer gorr is once again untruthfully declaring that we are miles ahead of him economically. But he knows exactly that last year we had the same personnel budget as coburg. It’s not our fault that he’s simply not in a position to do more than he has to do. The sporting result has nothing to do with money, but only with the question of whether I am putting together a real team capable of development with foresight and patience, or whether I am buying a bunch of players for a lot of money." Bissel also criticizes the HSC coburg for not being willing to talk turkey: "when this budget envy discussion from gorr came up, i offered to have an independent auditor look at our annual financial statements and explain the differences. There came naturally no answer from coburg. Why probably?".
Bissel admits that he is "sometimes annoyed by this envy-driven discussion from coburg", even if he understands it naturally as a rough acknowledgment. Bissel’s "all-around" statement is completely unexpected for many at this point in time in the direction of HSC coburg there was an article in the SZ of 11. January of this year. Among other things, it was about circle runner jan schaffer, who changed in the winter from the french rival DJK wolfe rimpar to erlangen, and about nico budel, who had already decided last summer for a change from the HSC to erlangen.
Coburg’s trainer and sporting director jan gorr was asked about the economic conditions in this context and simply stated: "erlangen is marching away at the front. Especially economically, they are a giant leap ahead of us." This statement apparently angered the influential erlanger functionary to such an extent that he opened up old wounds and came to the following conclusion in the SZ: "i think mr. Gorr is trying to justify his inconceivable failure, among many other excuses, by explaining that he is so economically disadvantaged that he can’t achieve more with the budget than is the case at all."
The complete interview with the HCE supervisory board boss can be read on the suddeutsche zeitung online portal.

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Competition for ideas: logo for the “bicycle city of bamberg” wanted

The city of bamberg can already call itself one of the most bicycle-friendly communities in bavaria, based on objective criteria. According to the city hall, 80 percent of the people regularly ride bicycles, 30 percent of the trips are made by bicycle. And yet bamberg is not necessarily considered a "bicycle city". To change this, an "image campaign for cycling" is to be launched help: bamberg is to be consciously perceived as bicycle-friendly, as a municipality with a wide range of bicycles and a high proportion of bicycle traffic, which is to be further expanded.

With the help of the campaign, the building department not only intends to create a positive sense of community in the city society with regard to the successes achieved. To increase the use of bicycles in everyday and leisure traffic, and at the same time to demand mutual understanding between road users are additional objectives. One key: the development of a separate brand "bicycle city of bamberg".

The new word-picture brand "bicycling city of bamberg – consisting of a logo and a slogan – should represent as an essential element a broad image campaign and public relations work and provide for a visible and comprehensible presentation inwardly and outwardly – with a high recognition value as well as modern and clearly structured. In addition, according to the announcement, as many target groups as possible – citizens, young and old, trade and commerce – are to be addressed.

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The help must go on

The help must go on

Bernhard panzer it has been several days since a family of three was deported from chechnya: father, mother and 22-year-old son were sent back to kazakhstan. Uschi schmidt, a refugee counselor from herzogenaurach, is in contact with the family. "Our worst fears have come true", she states resignedly. And he is referring in particular to the young man who is on the wanted list.

She is worried about all three of them, especially her father hassan, who is severely diabetic and has hardly any medication left. But also for the sake of their son shamil, who is threatened with imprisonment or a labor camp there. He has already been deprived of all his money and valuables at the airports in moscow and almaty, as he stated in a voice message.

Money is urgently needed, so the aid group is collecting donations via donation boxes in herzogenaurach businesses and is also asking for specific transfers to the donation account. Only money can help the family, says schmidt. Because valuables were probably intercepted, they feared. It doesn’t even help to send batteries for hasan’s hearing aid. "They will be gone", says the woman from herzogenaurach. "This is a corrupt country. There, everyone makes money out of everything they can get."

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Dyson blast plane for electric car

Dyson blast plane for electric car

Home appliance specialist dyson abandons ambitious plans to enter electric car business.

"Our automotive team has developed a fantastic electric car over the last few years, however, due to the current situation in the automotive sector, we don’t see the possibility of selling the product in a commercially profitable way," dyson explained on thursday. The car project will therefore be discontinued.

Dyson, best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, announced in 2017 that it would develop an electric vehicle and invest around 2.5 billion british pounds (2.8 billion euros) in it. As recently as may, company founder james dyson had said the company was on track for a 2021 market launch and had costs under control.

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Fears and forecasts in hochstadt

fears and forecasts in hochstadt

The retro country house style jacket could also have been worn by paul podolay. Because the direct candidate of the afd, a 71-year-old spataussiedler from pressburg, lives in munich. According to his habit and diction, however, he is very much in the line of an old austrian distinguished gentleman.
With him, it’s hard to imagine that in less than a minute and a half, he uses fakal language seven times, like the stockbroker dirk muller (mister dax), who was featured in a trailer at the election campaign event on the lauberberg mountain. Podolay is reserved, his appearance lasted only a few minutes. In a low voice, he presented the summary of a projection by gunnar heinsohn, which was projected on the screen at the same time. Gunnar heinsohn predicts 40 million migrants and their descendants in germany in 40 years – well rounded up several times.
Afterwards, podolay passed the booklet on to christian bessler, the man who wore the vintage clothing stucco. It suits him, because he is a self-confessed franz josef straub fan who complains that edmund stoiber (75) and gunther beckstein (73) do not get involved in the current political debate.
Bessler, the chairman of the afd local association aischgrund/hochstadt, was JU chairman in his hometown more than 20 years ago. By his own admission, he kept his distance from political activities for two decades before joining the afd and founding the local association in may. As straub, who in turn quoted martin luther at the time, bessler now wants to look the people in the mouth.
For him, the first obstacle is the GEZ television fee. And the abolition of the 500-euro bill. He must have been happy to put it in his savings sock, because he is convinced that this instrument of money storage will happily celebrate its revival, since the "no longer existing banking secrecy" will make it possible to save money in the future many people have to cope. Bessler sees it as a restriction of freedom. "Fight for not to make us transparent", asked the 40 or so people in the audience, most of whom were of an age that made it difficult for them to implement the election slogan "new german economy"? Let’s do it ourselves".
Money, or more precisely the euro rescue package, was the motivation for siegfried ermer to join the afd in 2013. Today, he is their district chairman and thus also responsible for what he considers to be the "red-grun soaked" erlangen. In this function, he took a rough part of the event on the lauberberg, up to the reference to the house right and pseudo praise for the press. He especially emphasized that the listeners should be present at the public voting after the end of the election.
In the last state election, there were inconsistencies, he said, which is why people should use ballpoint pens instead of the pencils on display for their crosses. And: that election workers can also be citizens of whom one does not know "what makes one or the other tick".
This probably refers to people from the "mainstream" that he often and frequently refers to, which restricts freedom of opinion if it does not conform to it.

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In kleingarnstadt, photovoltaics works like valerian?

In kleingarnstadt, photovoltaics works like valerian?

Bernd reisenweber (BG) has rummaged through the municipal archives and found a plan. "The bypass was already a topic in the 80s", says the ebersdorf mayor about a project that also occupied the district council on thursday. The relocation of the CO 11 county road out of the ebersdorf part of the community. There will now at least be a preliminary study for a possible route – that much was decided by the district council.

Background is a completely different project. An investor has inquired in ebersdorf whether he can build a 34-hectare free-standing photovoltaic plant on the high plateau near kleingarnstadt. It doesn’t make much sense to build a photovoltaic plant, if in a few years the excavators for the relocation of the CO 11 out of the village will start rolling. That’s why reisenweber has turned to the county – with the request that the bypass, which is firmly anchored in the county’s investment program, be defined a little more precisely in spatial terms. This can now happen. 40000 euro are available for a preliminary study.

There are a lot of cars driving up there

The current route of the circular road was built in the 1980s. At that time, no one was thinking of opening the border to thuringia, and the traffic flow in kleingarnstadt remained correspondingly narrow. But then came the opening of the border and with it a lot of traffic: 4076 vehicles (including 377 trucks) per day were paid in 2015. Today it could be much more. And as long as the truck toll makes the CO 11 a favorable route from south thuringia via neustadt and ebersdorf to the A 73, this will not change, suspects the ebersdorf mayor. "The call for a bypass is justified", therefore says bernd reisenweber. However, he did not conceal the fact that for many years, some of the landowners around kleingarnstadt had not even considered a bypass. What’s more, there were signals that the county would not get a square meter of land for a new road. Today, however, in view of the traffic load, that could be different, reisenweber suspects: "i could imagine that the county could have it easier by now than a few years ago." It was necessary, says reisenweber, because in some households close to the road "the nerves are on edge". So the photovoltaic tarpaulins could become valerian drops and force the construction of the bypass.

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Who will be hit particularly hard by the cuts in bamberg

who will be hit particularly hard by the cuts in bamberg

Around 80 to 100 people visit the mother center kanguruh every day. Women with their children, but also seniors and many migrants like to come to the family meeting place at heinrich-weber-platz – to make contacts or to attend one of the popular language and computer courses.

In order to keep the store running, violetta densch, first chairwoman of the association, is used to saving money. But 2021 will be a very special year for her. Because "although the money is already not enough at the back and front", the city plans to significantly shorten the funds for voluntary services in 2021. 15 percent against the year 2019 is the benchmark set by chamberer bertram felix.

In a crisis year like any other, this sounds like an affordable contribution in the face of extremely tight municipalities, but it hits bamberg’s social structure at a vulnerable point. The muttertreff, which still received 15,000 euros from the city in 2019 and essentially lives off three donors and donations, is just one example of many. The corona year threatens to bring financial difficulties to 100 institutions, because the municipality is backing down on its claim. It is therefore the full spectrum of social, cultural, but also sporting life that is at stake, which is reflected in the papers that the chamber has compiled under "four globalbetragen" has compiled. The savings list includes well-known institutions such as the chapeau claque children’s theater, the giovanni pedagogical circus, the cultural board and the altenburgverein. But a whole series of lesser-known associations and groups must also reckon with bitter losses.

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“Sz”: smear money suspected at eads

That’s what a spokesman for the austrian investigative agency told the dpa news agency on saturday. He was responding to an article in the "suddeutsche zeitung" (saturday). Investigators in austria and germany suspect the money was used to bribe austrian decision-makers. "We assume it was around 100 to 110 million, but the exact amount is still open," said department spokesman thomas vecsey. The newspaper had reported, with reference to the public prosecutors’ offices in munich and vienna, that at least 70 million euros had been involved. A spokesman for the bavarian authorities could not initially be reached on saturday.

According to the SZ, the 13 accused include not only EADS middle managers, lobbyists and intermediaries, but also a former top manager of the aerospace company. The company could not be reached for comment on saturday afternoon. According to the report, EADS boss thomas enders has promised to support the investigating authorities. In a letter to executives, enders had recently warned of illegal means in the fight for contracts. "There is no place for fraudulent or unethical behavior at EADS," the letter read, according to media reports. There is "zero tolerance" for violations of the law.

The proceedings, which have recently come to light, concern possible irregularities in the sale of eurofighter combat aircraft to austria. The deal was worth 1.7 billion euros. In austria, it has long been suspected that bribes were involved in the purchase, which was the subject of heated debate at the time. The controversial black-blue coalition under conservative chancellor wolfgang schussel was responsible for the deal around ten years ago.