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Musikverein and obermaintaler unite

Musikverein and obermaintaler unite

"Pfft!" – hermann pornschlegel blew the whistle at 9 p.M. – and the summer temperatures of 30 degrees were certainly not the only reason for this. History was made in ebensfeld on friday evening. As a novelty in the long tradition of the north bavarian music association (NBMB), two music clubs have joined forces for the first time in a "fusion" – so the legal term for it – has become a new association. A lot of work and preparations were necessary for this step, and sometimes also persuasion work with the total of about 500 members, which both associations, the obermaintaler youth band OJK and the music association ebensfeld, have together.

Now the largest music association in the district of lichtenfels has come into being, the "musikvereinigung ebensfeld e.V. ". At the merger meeting, to which the chairmen of the two music associations had invited their members to the hall of the grebano inn, the notary erwin richter and the notary public arnulf friedmann were also present. Representatives of the market town were mayor bernhard storath (himself a member of both associations) and from the NBMB the district chairman werner pohner.

Prior to this – and this was already a great relief for the two previous boards – an extraordinary meeting of the members took place, at which the modalities for the further procedure were again discussed and explained. The planned course of both meetings was available, as well as the certified copy of the nine-page merger agreement, which was signed on 14 december 1993. June 2012, hermann pornschlegel (for the OJK) and rudolf dierauf (for the music club) had approved and signed the contract at the notary’s office.

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And minka still understands: cats can recognize their names

And minka still understands: cats can recognize their names

When minka is called, minka comes too. At least when there is a treat or a cuddle session with the master or mistress to dust off and she just feels like it.

Even if house tigers have a mind of their own: it is a foregone conclusion for their owners that cats recognize and react to their names. So far, however, scientific proofs were missing. Japanese researchers now present their findings.

Domestic cats (felis silvestris catus) can actually hear their name from other words. This is what atsuko saito from sophia university in tokyo and his team write in the scientific reports magazine. It is the first experimental evidence that cats can understand verbal commands from humans.

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Out for steakhouse in falkendorf

Out for steakhouse in falkendorf

"Continuation was no longer justifiable for economic reasons." As succinctly stated in a press release from "bockels grill& steak restaurant at the post office on the end of the pub. To 1. October the business operation was discontinued.

The next sentence reveals a bit more: "the small town is losing a renowned restaurant that is well known beyond the borders of the district". And in a press interview, the couple andreas and chantal bockel revealed: "this step was very difficult for us." But in the end they saw no possibility of maintaining the catering business. The "experiment steakhouse has failed.

On 11. November 2011 the former cake chef of the herzogenaurach hotel herzogspark, andreas bockel, had opened his own restaurant in the center of falkendorf. He was a tenant in the house, which had been used as a restaurant for many years and had been bought at auction by hans birnbaum from erlangen shortly before. An exclusive steakhouse, garnished with regional cuisine – that was the concept. It didn't work out, at least not the way the chef had hoped. Therefore andreas bockel had to file for insolvency.

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Speed limit is simply ignored in herreth

Controls are simply too rare there, was the common tenor. Even more intensive are the conditions in the traffic-calmed "muhl acker" street, where out of 200 vehicles more than a quarter were driving the "walking speed" ignored. One driver even had a speed of 50 on the speedometer. Mayor werner thomas (SPD) promised to discuss the matter briefly with the police traffic officer and to press for improvements.

Further brought the topic "dog and cat excrement" the participants’ tempers flare. Even the idea of levying a municipal tax, which had been conjured up years ago, was revived because horses also trample wet meadows and field paths and, on top of that, leave behind raisins. The mayor said: "but among them there are a lot of "hikers, which are difficult to locate."

Another request was that, before each burial, an employee of the administration should make sure that the grave dug was exactly in the alignment of other graves already there; when a member of the council present described this request as clearly excessive, an interjection read: "that’s what we elected you for, isn’t it?!"

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The battle for second place: raikkonen takes time out

The battle for second place: raikkonen takes time out

This time, kimi raikkonen left everyone alone in abu dhabi for the time being. The finnish formula 1 driver simply stayed away from the track. Not for the first time this season.

Already in belgium, he had danced the usual media rounds. At that time it was about his future. But indisposition prevented his appearance at the track a day before the training rounds. This time, probing questions had awaited him after the verbal duel with lotus race director alane permane.

So is raikkonen – still. He will hardly be able to afford such things in the coming season when he drives for ferrari again. And that with fernando alonso. "Humanly, i can’t say anything about him because i don’t know him well enough personally," the 32-year-old spaniard stressed on thursday. "As a driver, he is a rough champion and very, very fast."

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Seven new allegations reported

Sandrina altenhoner and thomas forster have presented an annual report on their work as abuse commissioners in the wurzburg diocese.

From september 2019 to september 2020, a total of seven relevant new allegations were made against priests and lay church employees for abuse or for border violations. This is the last balance sheet for forster, as he will retire on 15 december. September ended his work as an abuse commissioner. His successor in office is professor dr. Alexander schraml.

Four of these charges were against a total of four priests of the wurzburg diocese for sex-related abuse, according to a press release from the wurzburg diocese. Two of the accused priests have already died. A fifth allegation of abuse involved a lay church employee. In addition, there were two accusations of border violations, one against a priest and one against another employee.

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A new digital project is to appeal more to young people

In the youngest meeting of the market town council there were decisions about landscaping works, the setting of firewood prices and frankens saalestuck – about the future organization as a special purpose association. The youth is to be addressed more in the future with the "digital project youth work".

Mayor gotthard schlereth emphasized that he himself has a good insight into youth work and has been present at every subcommittee meeting. At "digital he nevertheless referred to younger responsible persons and handed over the word to the third mayor mario gotz.

"Have your say and help shape your home community of oberthulba", heibt the new youth project including a homepage. On this guideline one could enter a pro and contra as well as an evaluation for the entered ideas. The platform is now to be filled with life. It is hoped that it will become more interactive from week to week. In addition, it will be presented live at the next castle meetings.

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Court decides: bohmermann’s “schmahgedicht” remains banned?

Court decides: bohmermann's

Bohmermann's satirical poem remains banned? The hanseatic higher regional court (OLG) will rule on the 15. May decide whether the "schmahgedicht" will remain banned of the TV presenter jan bohmermann remains banned in coarse parts. The senate considers the decision of the regional court to be carefully reasoned, said the presiding judge of the OLG civil senate, andreas buske, at an appeal hearing in hamburg on tuesday.
Insulting the majesty is now no longer punishable in germany

the poem is directed against turkish president recep tayyip erdogan, who wanted to have the plant banned completely. However, the court dismissed its so-called "anschlussberufung" in this regard.

Satire is not without limits

The TV presenter is defending himself legally against the ban on large parts of his "dirty poem". He had the verses on 31. March 2016 in his broadcast "neo magazin royale" presented on zdfneo. The senate made it clear that the contribution was satire.

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Soldiers’ comradeship groblangheim proves to be a ruhriger association

Soldiers' comradeship groblangheim proves to be a ruhriger association

All is well with the groblangheimer soldier comradeship. This was shown at the annual general meeting. Chairman werner adrio proudly reported that despite two deaths, the number of members remains constant at 89. The reason for this is mainly the good recruitment of members. The chairman of the district council, willi kohler, also praised the company: "I hope and wish that things will continue like this for you!"

Good youth work is important, and the groblangheimers are one of the most successful local clubs in this respect. While other associations in the district cease their work due to a lack of members, here a varied program ensures stable figures. The chairman organizes three major excursions per year. This commitment was also highlighted by mayor karl hochner. As a "tour operator for the whole place" has he already called the association.

In addition, the members are concerned about the war memorial on the market square, which received a new planting last year after a long struggle. The planting took place just before the heat – a lot of hard work was necessary. But the hard-working helpers did it and turned the bed around the memorial into a blooming landscape.

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Candidates sought for new kjr leadership

Candidates sought for new kjr leadership

The district youth council (KJR) held its plenary meeting in the new rooms of the respiratory protection center of the kronach fire department. The main focus was the election of the new board members in the coming year.

Silence. A disconcerted silence and slowly resignation spread. Then a young man raises his hand and says in a firm voice, "I am ready for this." Everyone breathes a sigh of relief. One could almost have thought that bjorn schmittdiel had made himself available for a questionable experiment, but this evening he filled the gap in the board that had arisen due to the departure of claudia russ. In the future, this medal will be found in nurnberg, where – in the words of chairman andy fischer – it will delve deeper into the mystery of the catholic church." She was now a parish worker in training and it was time to say goodbye. Andy fischer gave her not only a heartfelt thank you, but also a small gift and a short video clip with many fond memories of her time at the KJR.

And then spoke the "langhaarfuzzi", as he prefers to call himself, a few serious words: "you know my heart beats for you, and i know what it means to shoulder additional youth work, but the sparkle in the children’s eyes is also a reward that is worth more than many other things." His main concern that evening was the next year’s elections, when some of the members of the board will certainly retire. Besides, they would also like to fulfill the quota of women. "We are not an elitist circle, but open to all", he wooed potential candidates. To give them a chance to get an idea of what it’s like to be a member of the board of directors, a brunch was offered to break down inhibition thresholds. A date in march is planned, but still before the municipal elections.