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Volle kirchen: mesner as usher

Volle kirchen: mesner as usher

There was so much going on that the mesners had to do duty as ushers to accommodate the crowds of believers at the family services in the late afternoon in the house of the lord. The sacristans tried to find a seat for as many people as possible.

With a festive fanfare the trombone choir opened the service in the church of the holy trinity in presseck, which was immediately followed by the kindergarten children with a fresh and straightforward song about four advent candles.

Full up to the second emporen it was also in untersteinach. Shortly before the beginning of the service, pastor wolfgang oertel rushed up the stairs to scout out possible places, but in vain.

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New vehicle for the fabrikschleichach fire department

New vehicle for the fabrikschleichach fire department

There were many reasons to celebrate at the weekend with the fabrikschleichach volunteer fire department. The most visible was the new fire engine, which was officially put into service on sunday with the blessing by pastor kurt wolf. In addition, the fire department association celebrated its 40th anniversary and took this as an opportunity to honor some of its members.

This year’s harvest thanksgiving service focused on the fire department. The harvest altar was adorned not only with many crops and garden fruits, but also with a toy fire engine. After the service, pastor kurt wolf blessed the new vehicle (not the toy car, of course) and all those who drove it to the field. The chairman of the fire department association, bastian hogen, was pleased about the many guests who had come to fabrikschleichach for this special occasion.

In addition to the delegations from all the fire departments in rauhenebrach, the guests included deputy district administrator oskar ebert, mayor matthias bauerlein, district fire administrator ralf dressel, KBI georg pfrang and KBM johannes betz.

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Retail sales grow more slowly than expected

Retail sales grow more slowly than expected

This was reported by the federal statistical office in wiesbaden. Adjusted for calendar and seasonal effects, real sales rose by 0.5 percent compared to july. It was the first month-on-month plus since may. After the surprising drop of 0.2 percent in real terms in july, however, economists had expected a stronger increase of 0.8 percent: because the labor market is robust and consumer sentiment in germany is better than it has been for six years. Consumer researcher rolf burkl from the market research company GFK said last week that burgers are currently shopping "almost euphorically".

According to the statistics, retailers are not yet really noticing this in their coffers. But at least the german retail sector is back in the black for the year to date thanks to the august trading period. From january to august, the retail sector achieved a minimal real increase in sales of 0.1 percent compared to the previous year. In nominal terms, earnings for the eight months were up 1.5 percent over the same period last year.

"We see the development as positive and have no reason to complain," said the spokesman for the HDE trade association, stefan hertel. Business is developing cautiously positive and is fully in line with the HDE forecast of a nominal plus of 1.0 percent for the year as a whole: "we are in good spirits with regard to christmas business."

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Spd district associations take a stand

Spd district associations take a stand

In the "spiegelsaal" of the harmonie, the SPD district associations of bamberg city and state started the new year and with it the hectic phase of the municipal election campaign. Felix holland, SPD district chairman of the city of bamberg, was able to bury numerous representatives from politics, society, business and many representatives of the authorities in the packed hall. Bamberg district administrator johann kalb (CSU) was also present. The SPD cornerstones max reichelt, andreas stenglein and hans de with, who visibly enjoyed the attention, were buried with particularly loud applause.

Mayor andreas stark (SPD), who remarked that he had lost track of the number of candidates he could expect to face for the office of mayor of bamberg, spoke about the tasks facing the world heritage city of bamberg. He spanned the arc from already completed projects of the past term of office to the tasks of the future, which need all the attention of the politically responsible persons. From climate protection and securing bamberg as a business location, to digitalization, the creation of affordable housing for all levels of the population, the consequences of conversion and the further development of the muna site, to questions of tourism and how to proceed with the AEO. In addition, infrastructures have had to be adapted and perhaps even rethought.

"Strong city for all"

The mayor made a plea for "a strong city for all", for all citizens, regardless of nationality, religion, skin color, illness, disability or social disadvantage. Everyone should be able to realize his or her personal dream in bamberg.

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Harsdorf church becomes a rough construction site

Harsdorf church becomes a rough construction site

The small church congregation is pleased to report that the financing is in the bag. At present, the bell tower is rusted in. The interior work is also being tackled, which means that the house of worship will have to be closed off. As an alternative, the believers can then use the hall in the community center "zur tanne".
The first work has already begun on the roof of the 45-meter-high bell tower. Graduate engineer erich luthardt from iplan gmbh in kulmbach does not consider the stability of the main structure to be in danger, but the experienced structural engineer points out that some of the joints in the wooden structure have loosened and that the support sills of the rafters are badly damaged or have rotted away completely, especially at the corners. The formwork on which the slate is fixed is also moderately to severely damaged. "In addition, the storm "kyrill" in january 2007 tore down several slates and flashings. However, this damage has been repaired in the meantime, so that the roof is currently watertight again."
Architect karlheinz greim calls the renovation project and the overall design of the church a "great task". Ceiling work had to be carried out in the church nave. The plaster on the stuccoed wood-beamed ceiling is cracked in several places and has even come off in some areas. These areas were examined more closely by restorer and church painter uwe franke from wernstein and an expert from bamberg. "This is one of the most difficult jobs. First of all, the load-bearing capacity is to be restored, and then the ceiling is to be restored in terms of church painting", greim explains, according to which the entire church will be completely repainted.

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With the free birds through the alstadt

With the free birds through the alstadt

With much pomp, music and plenty of martial-looking fighters, the medieval market in prichsenstadt ended as it had begun: with a parade. On saturday, the troupe included mayor rene schlehr and the wine princess "yvonne I. From the honorable lineage of the von heumanns" picked up at the town hall, symbolically put a squad of guards by his side, and on sunday evening the market’s participants delivered both of them back to the town hall safe and sound.

Led by the music troupe "die freivogel" and accompanied among others by the larp (live action role playing) groups "watchers of the balance, the "gauges, "shadows of the woods and from the "camp dietrichs von langheim the convoy marched from the market through the city’s main gate to the town hall.

Tourists attracted

The spectacle also attracted numerous tourists, who were given plenty of material for photos in the street cafes of the historic old town as the procession took place. For two days, according to volker mehlert (chairman of the old prichsenstadt association), there was "a lot going on, the weather was fine, and word of the market is spreading more and more".

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Syria’s opposition under fire

Syria's opposition under fire

In homs province, the army also attacked rebel positions in the village of al-rastan from the air, activists reported. Executions were reported from the besieged quarter of the city of homs, baba amro. The figures could not initially be verified by independent sources. The red cross was also further denied access to the crisis areas.

Aid workers from the organization were waiting to be allowed into baba amro by the syrian authorities to provide aid to the suffering population. The convoy, consisting of seven trucks, was denied access to the district on friday for alleged security reasons. The rebel quarter had been under constant fire for weeks and was finally stormed by assad troops.

Activist abu imad told the dpa news agency in lebanon that the militia loyal to the government "terrorized" the population in the district and executed young men. For this reason, the rescue forces were also not allowed into the area.

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Expensive reus: klopp will not envy debate

Expensive reus: klopp will not envy debate

"In principle, i can’t rule out such a thing. But the difference between now and the past is that I wouldn’t let someone who instigates something like that play anymore. Anyone who would broach the subject of something like this in any form had not understood the idea behind our team. Then we had to part ways," the coach of the german soccer champions emphasized in an interview with "welt am sonntag.

They paid "the 17 million euros" for the midfielder of borussia monchengladbach. "And he’s worth the money," klopp said. Despite the large sum, there will be no exceptions and no preferential treatment for the 23-year-old talent. "No, marco reus doesn’t need a special position, he doesn’t want it, and i don’t give it away."

The soccer teacher rigorously rules out the possibility of a BVB-like situation in the future. "We no longer have marcio amoroso, who has brought his own physiotherapist and his own doctor. Such a thing will not happen here again. Whoever endangers the whole thing can leave", clarified klopp.

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Astronomers discover comets in distant stars

It is not the first discovery of comets in other stars: four examples had already been known before. However, based on the new observations, welsh estimates that these so-called exocomets in the lactic trabe are probably found in as many stars as planets.

Comets are collections of ice and dust that are common in our solar system. These "dirty snowballs" have diameters of only about 5 to 20 kilometers. Normally they make their rounds far away from the sun. But when they are thrown out of their orbits and come close to the sun, they thaw and form a huge tail. The material of this elongated cloud of gas and dust absorbs the star’s light at certain wavelengths, leaving characteristic dark lines in the spectrum of starlight. In this way, the team around welsh found comets in three observation campaigns at a total of six stars. "These exocomets are more common and easier to detect than previously thought," welsh explained in a release from his university.

The astronomers had studied young stars of spectral class A, which are only about five million years old. Astronomers have not spotted planets in these stars, but the young suns are surrounded by coarse disks of gas and dust that normally form planets. In addition, undiscovered planets must have thrown the comets out of their original orbit so that they could approach their respective home star far enough to thaw out. Welsh believes that with optimized instruments, comets can also be detected in older stars of spectral classes G and F, where most of the more than 850 exoplanets discovered so far have been found.

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Now the csu’s list of city council members has also been finalized

Now the csu's list of city council members has also been finalized

In the packed hall of the village community center, however, it was anything but nebulous. In his welcoming speech, mayor henry schramm found clear words: "we deliberately chose lehenthal because we as the CSU wanted to send out a signal that all parts of the city are equally important."

The CSU has made an incredible amount of progress in the city council in recent years, and now it’s a matter of continuing with a strong team to keep kulmbach livable and lovable. 30 people are on the list of candidates, eight of them women, ten non-partisans, representatives of a wide range of professions and social classes.

"As the strongest force in the city council, we have done well in recent years and have worked incredibly constructively for kulmbach", said the mayor. However, there are still many projects that need to be initiated "we are on the right track." There is the green center in the spinning mill, which is to create 300 new jobs, the bicycle path concept and the photovoltaic open space project have to be implemented, roads have to be rehabilitated, the canal expansion and thus the flood protection have to be advanced and the positive economic support has to be further supported. "We at the CSU would like to distribute socially, but that has to be earned first." Henry schramm and his faction members want to make sure that this is possible in kulmbach in the future as well. "We are planning to build a seven-group kindergarten, we are renovating our historical heritage, and we want to preserve it when it makes sense", said the mayor. However, one must also have the courage to do something new, it would be good if there were investors. "We need investment and people who are committed to this location."