Finance

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.

Music

On the trimburg there will be jazzt again

On the trimburg there will be jazzt again

A tradition continues: on sunday, 24. June, jazz will once again be played at the trimburg during the 2018 jazz festival. Already in the morning, at the traditional weibwurstfruhstucks time, starting at 11 a.M., jazzers and jazz friends will meet, some of whom have known each other since the end of the 1950s, who have played in various dixieland and swing bands from the areas of wurzburg, aschaffenburg, schweinfurt, bad neustadt and bad kissingen. They will play jazz "for all it’s worth" and "talk about old and new times".
But this music is much more fun when the audience "plays along". Therefore, not only the families and friends of the musicians are invited, but everyone who likes jazz, enjoys listening to happy music and wants to experience a carefree day in the beautiful surroundings of the trim castle.
The "golden brass bigband" will start the concert, the "flying-jazz musicians from bad kissingen will be there again, jazz singer silvia volker from fulda will come by like last year, and later the whole thing will turn into a "jam session" the line-up will change, whoever feels like making music will join in", and surely there will be some young jazz musicians again. How and for how long music is played in the afternoon is determined by whim and fancy. All musicians play for free and are happy to come to the festival to jazzy and in the atmospheric atmosphere of the trimburg to exchange experiences and memories. Admission is free, catering is provided by the parish council of elfershausen, incoming donations are again this year for the associations "friends of trimburg" and "musifit trimburg determined.

Finance

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.

News

Un: “deadly decade” for children in crisis areas

Un: 'deadly decade' for children in crisis areas

In the past decade, documented acts of violence against children in crisis areas have nearly tripled, according to a report by unicef, the u.N. Children’s agency. A "deadly decade" for children is coming to an end, unicef announced monday night.

Since 2010, a total of 170.000 serious abuses of children in crisis areas have been proven – an average of 45 per day. This includes, for example, killings, muzzling, sexual violence, kidnappings or attacks on schools or hospitals.

In 2018, the united nations reported 24.000 such acts – almost three times as many as in 2010, partly because more is being done to record and verify them. "Conflicts around the world last longer, unleash more bloodshed and cost more young lives," said unicef chief henrietta fore. Children in syria, the congo and yemen, among other places, are currently in a particularly bad situation. Children’s charity calls for better protection of children in crisis zones worldwide.

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Singing is simply fun

The "true friendship" choral society kulmbach-leuchau is able to maintain its singing operations despite a drop in the number of active members. Chairman roswitha schneider was pleased about this at the annual general meeting in the club’s pub "hubertushohe".

Balanced voices

"The atmosphere is very balanced and harmonious, and everyone always does their best to ensure that this continues to be the case" , praised choir director carmen wich. She also expressed confidence "that this can continue for quite a long time".
Secretary adele magin recalled all dates and events of the past year, and the list was quite impressive. With well over 20 appointments we were quite busy. Among other things, there were birthday parties, song and honorary evenings, as well as song contributions at the kerwa and in church services. The benefit concert for the opening of the new kindergarten in the mangersreuth church was of course supported by the club with pleasure.
Financially, the singing club also has nothing to worry about. This was stated by the head treasurer hannelore wich in her detailed report.
In the end, everyone agreed: it will definitely continue as long as this is somehow possible. The singers don’t want to be deprived of the pleasure of singing.
Singing hour is by the way every wednesday at 20 o’clock in the "hubertushohe", guests are always welcome.

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Grune does not want a shopping center at etwashauser station

Grune does not want a shopping center at etwashauser station

The kitzinger grunen are in favor of an urban redevelopment of the railroad station land in sthashausen, using the ecological potential of the flat area. The chairwoman of the city council faction andrea schmidt would like to see citizen participation before a development plan procedure is initiated. This is what the party writes in a press release.

The greens argue: "instead of further massive building and flat sealing, the land should be used in the form of a green corridor with recreational areas. A reforestation or green area would be a great gain in the quality of stay for the residential area of sthashausen. Especially in midsummer temperatures, trees provide a noticeable cooling effect."

Keep planning authority in city hands

Due to the coarseness of the area, there is also the possibility of realizing residential buildings on a part of it. Schmidt: "I don’t understand why the city once again wants to give planning authority out of its hands and almost unthinkingly follow the plans of an investor for whom there are no weighty arguments."

Sport

“Holzfaller” secure the tournament victory

Pfarrweisach – subtropical temperatures prevailed at last year’s TSV pfarrweisach volleyball tournament, but this year it was a completely different story. So the organizer decided at short notice, due to the unstable weather, to move the tournament to the gymnasium to avoid injuries on the slippery track. In the end, this was the right decision, especially since light rain showers started again and again in the afternoon.
Six hobby teams, mostly from the pfarrweisach and ebern areas, had gathered to determine the tournament winner. Including "jader bull", a team of the girls of the country youth salmsdorf. The mode provided that in each team at least two ladies had to stand. It was everyone against everyone with a total of 15 games, two sets of ten minutes each.
Good five hours flew the balls, where the fun of this sport and the good mood had been paramount. But a certain ambition was not to be overlooked, which could be observed again and again during the ball exchanges.
Hilmar prinzbach and his hard-working helpers from the volleyball team provided exemplary tournament management, joining forces to "redirect" the tournament from the lawn to the sports hall without any problems.
Prinzbach also performed the award ceremony in the evening, where all teams received certificates and a bottle of sparkling wine, and the podium winners were treated to a hearty snack and a crate of beer.
The final ranking: 1. "The "lumberjacks 16 points, 2. "Larrys" 12, 3. "Hauptsach’ druber" 12, 4. "Ganseblumchen" 10, 5. "Hardwood" (last year’s winner) 8, 6. "Jader bull" 2.

Finance

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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300 New employees on site

300 New employees on site

Baur was able to increase the number of employees in upper franconia once again last year. 4,300 people now work for the company, which includes twelve companies and brands. This is 300 more than in 2010, the year in which remarkable growth was achieved. At that time, baur grew from 3200 to 4000 employees in the region. A total of 4600 employees are now working for baur worldwide.
"This year, our main task is to defend the ground we have gained and to prepare ourselves strategically for the coming years. We’re doing pretty well at the moment, too", said chairman of the board marc opelt.
The major issues of the past year, such as the euro crisis and the boom in china, had had comparatively little impact on the company’s business. Until august, the business climate in the retail sector had been quite good. After that, things had cooled off, also due to the capricious weather conditions. Growth only took place on the internet, with double-digit growth again in the christmas business.
In contrast to other competitors, the company has been able to hold its own on the market. In fiscal year 2010/11, baur generated sales of 609 million euros. This year, opelt expects a result at a similar level. "Our business year ends only at the end of february."
Opelt also addressed the future of baur-kauelt in altenkunstadt. At present, "very different options for action" are being considered, to prevent a further outflow of earnings. A decision on this will be made by the middle of the year. In 2011, altenkunstadt had consistently focused on the women’s clothing sector.
Hans-otto schrader, chairman of the executive board of the otto group, only briefly touched on the group’s economic performance in his speech "we achieved double-digit growth last year. The current business year will be much more difficult." This was also due to the many turbulences that occurred in 2011. "We have to be prepared for these turbulences. They also arise from the extreme complexity of our interconnected world."
The guest speaker was the bavarian minister of economic affairs, martin zeil (FDP), who referred to the good economic conditions in the state and emphasized the low unemployment rate of four percent in upper franconia. "With 4.8 million employees, we have more people on social security than ever before in bavaria." The situation in industry and the skilled trades, with well-filled order books, gives hope that 2012 will be similar to 2011 despite more difficult conditions, also in the region. "Baur is a company that sets standards with its outstanding business development."
The bamberger mozartsolisten under the direction of harald strauss-orlovsky provided the musical backdrop.

Music

So was the wine festival at the town hall square in forchheim

so was the wine festival at the town hall square in forchheim

"O cosmos greeks say to a place where something is going on, where you want to be to see and be seen. It may be due to the almost tropical temperatures that mediterranean images mix so easily with those of half-timbered facades at the wine festival of the forchheim-buckenhofen music society on the town hall square.

A piece far also the clothing of the visitors contributes to it. Even heiner kredel, tireless promoter of the music society, has left the professional dress code far behind: knee-length light trousers, a linen shirt and a straw hat. "I’m not a "traditional franconian", he says almost as an apology, although his style of dress exactly matches the atmosphere in forchheim’s "good parlor reflects.

Sudliche way of life at the forchheim wine festival

Even the timing fits into the picture of southern lifestyle. With every degree that the mercury level slides down again, more people come and settle down on the benches and at the bar tables. One comes, one goes, one makes a round through the city, the festive mood is carried far beyond the town hall square with the onset of darkness. A real volta – and that in the middle of forchheim. The frenchman as flaneur? It goes together.