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Koschwitz is an honorary member

Koschwitz is an honorary member

More than 60 members and guests attended the members’ meeting of the vdk local association podeldorf-naisa. In his report, chairman hubertus jacobi only briefly touched on the situation after the election. On the upcoming "help heal wounds" collection called the chairman and thanked in advance to the collectors. The local association currently has 211 members.
The events of the last year lieb jacobi pass in review and remembered beautiful common experiences. A new feature was a bicycle tour, which was very well received.
In his greeting, mayor wolfgang mohrlein thanked the vdk for the important work it does for the older citizens of mitburg. "Without the voluntary work of the vdk, our social system would not exist in this form", emphasized mohrlein.
The new district manager udia holschuh introduced herself. She briefly described the work of the vdk state association and the objectives for social policy in our state.
The honors were the high point of the meeting. Members were honored for ten, 25 and 30 years of membership. A special honor was bestowed on elfriede koschwitz: she was made an honorary member. Her more than 30 years of service on the board, especially as a supervisor and representative of women, was emphasized.

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The cross is set

The cross is set

In the last two years, the newly gilded crowns on the repaired spires and roofs of the church st have gradually become more and more visible. Michael put back on. The last gold ornament, the cross of the saint’s grave chapel, has now been applied. Thus, all six crowns have been reassembled, the repair of the eleven roof structures of the former abbey church of st. Michael is completed, informs the city press office.

Since 2015, the federal program "national projects in urban development – future investment program" has been supporting other parts of the former monastery st. Michael restored. In addition to the renovation of several facades, an information center with a monastery store was built and the former abbey church was structurally repaired. In july, all work within the framework of the federal program can be successfully completed. All the objectives of the structural restoration of the church were achieved and completed within the extremely tight construction time of only three years specified by the federal program.

In addition to the work on the various roof structures, the first phase of the structural restoration of the abbey church involved the acceptance of safety measures on the vaults, necessary foundation improvements and structural safety measures on facades and walls. Accompanying restoration work on the plaster, the facings and the natural stone, as well as electrical and fire safety inspections, repair of parts of the drainage system and protection of the valuable furnishings and the organ were also part of this first construction phase.

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U.s. Military to honor soldiers for drone and cyber missions

u.s. military to honor soldiers for drone and cyber missions

At his farewell, u.S. Defense secretary leon panetta (74) introduced a medal of honor for cyber warriors. In the future, soldiers will be awarded for special achievements in drone and computer warfare. It’s the first new medal created by the U.S. Military for combat missions since 1944.

In his years as CIA chief and as secretary, he has seen "how modern technologies like remotely operated platforms and cyber systems have changed the way wars are fought," panetta said wednesday in washington.

These modern technologies would allow soldiers to "attack the enemy and change the course of the battle even from a great distance". There has been no separate award for this type of high-tech warfare until now, said secretary. For this reason, he is now announcing the award of a medal for "distinguished warfare".

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Honorary chairmanship for mohring

honorary chairmanship for mohring

The mannergesangverein "sangerkranz" zeil honored and made an excursion.

These days, the end-of-year service took place at the zeiler kappele, which the singers helped to shape musically. Afterwards they met for the annual closing party in the neighboring mountain inn for a cozy get-together.

During the event the long-time member and deserving chairman kurt mohring was thanked for the time he has spent for the association. Chairman paul berchtold appointed kurt mohring as honorary chairman of the "sangerkranz 1864 zeil and handed over the certificate. Kurt mohring was very surprised and touched by this honor.

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Ude sees no backdoor for third runway

Ude sees no backdoor for third runway

After the munich citizens' no to the third runway, mayor christian ude (SPD) currently sees no chance of realizing the project – even if prime minister horst seehofer (CSU) and the black-yellow government are thinking about it. "The hinterturchen had to be shown times. I don't see it.", ude told the munich "abendzeitung" newspaper (FRIDAY.). "Because the entire munich city council affirmed that they would abide by the burger will. That's why the city council can't trick the citizens' will behind their backs. And without the consent of the city of munich it is not possible", emphasized the SPD politician. The state capital is one of the airport's three shareholders, along with the freestate and the federal government, and can therefore prevent its construction.
Ude criticized "those who want to overrule and trick the will of the people at all costs". It would create disenchantment with politics. The black-yellow cabinet had last confirmed that it would stick to the third runway. Transport minister martin zeil (FDP) has already called for a bavaria-wide referendum.
Ude resolutely rejected accusations from the CSU and FDP that he was the real loser of sunday's referendum. This is "a grotesque distortion of the facts". "It was about an airport project, the free state of bavaria is the majority shareholder, the state government decided on the project, it provides three munich ministers", he explained. "But if the minister-president and all munich cabinet colleagues cannot convince the people, the chief burgomaster should be the sole loser. That does not want to me in the head." 

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Tattoos soon without color? Possible ban meets with resistance

Tattoos soon without color? Possible ban meets with resistance

Opinions differ widely on the meaning and aesthetics of tattoos. While some people can’t understand why ink or dyes are immortalized under the skin as body art, for others going to the tattoo artist is almost as normal as going to the hairdresser.

Tattoos have long since ceased to be the exclusive mark of certain groups. There seems to be almost no limit to the imagination in the motif and design of the body ornaments. As far as the choice of color motifs is concerned, however, the rough freedom could soon be over, at least within the EU.

Tattoo scene sounds the alarm

The european chemicals agency (ECHA), based in helsinki, has recommended that more than 4,000 substances of concern be restricted in tattoo colors and permanent makeup. Including the color pigments blue 15 and green 7, which are contained in two-thirds of all tattoo colors.

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Thomas goller represents klosterlangheim

Thomas goller represents klosterlangheim

The election of the local spokesman was the focus of a meeting hosted by the city of lichtenfels. Thomas goller was the only candidate to stand for election, and he also received the trust of the residents.

Mayor andreas hugerich described the local spokesman as an important link between the city council and the local residents. Nothing was left to chance at the local meeting, because in addition to the distance regulations and compliance with the hygiene regulations, a tent had even been erected to prevent any weather-related eventualities. The mayor mentioned bernhard christoph by name, who did not run again in the municipal elections, but who had kept an open ear for the burghers for decades and always brought his knowledge and experience to bear for his home town in the work of the town council. The town meeting was a good opportunity to thank him for his voluntary work, which also received a lot of applause from the residents. In klosterlangheim, there are important tasks with the village renewal, the local museum and the local chapel.

In the election of local representatives, mayor andreas hugerich stated that klosterlangheim currently had 311 eligible voters, who with 112 votes cast created the conditions for an assembly to elect local representatives. Although the local spokesman only attends the city council meetings in an advisory capacity, he knows best what is important, can ask questions locally and is also listened to in the city council. The term of office is analogous to that of the city council of lichtenfels and thus ends on 30. April 2026.

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Burgerforum: distrust is appropriate

To the report ",vote of no confidence’ against meyer" from 16. November and the letter to the editor "lost credibility" from 22. November thomas dorscht from the burgerforum ebermannstadt speaks up. Ebermannstadt city councillors from the CSU, young burgers and the MOG faction had criticized the mayor’s office in a letter to mayor christiane meyer (NLE).

Dorscht now makes the following statement: "on 16. July there was a town council meeting in the town hall, in this meeting was read by mrs. Meyer a letter from the former government president mr. Wenning. We, the citizens affected by the strabs (strabenausbaubeitragssatzung), were astonished when mrs. Meyer read out the passage that the retroactive introduction of the statute for ebermannstadt was ‘necessary and required’. Was regularly named by mrs. Meyer, among others, the government to enforce and justify the retroactive effect of the introduction of the strabs. As quickly as the letter had appeared in their folder, it had disappeared into it again. We, who were present at the meeting on 16. July present burgers, have this sentence definitely from the mouth of mrs. Meyer heard. The letter is now available to us, but what is strangely missing is the passage from mr. Wenning mentioned above. We, at any rate, can well understand the mistrust of the city councils."

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Bayer personnel to have clarity on job cuts by march

Bayer personnel to have clarity on job cuts by march

Bayer, the pharmaceutical and agrochemical company based in leverkusen, germany, plans to send employees into retirement as part of its massive staff reduction program.

"There will be a 57+ program under which bayer employees can retire at 57," oliver zuhlke, head of the bayer general works council, told the "rheinische post" (wednesday). This is "extremely attractive" for long-term employees. For employees who were not able to take advantage of the deduction-free pension at 63, bayer must compensate for losses in company and statutory pensions, zuhlke demanded. "This will cost bayer a lot," says works council chairman. A bayer spokesman said in response to a question: "talks are still ongoing."

By march 2019, employees are expected to have clarity on how many of the world’s 12.000 jobs to be cut in germany eliminated. "We are still discussing this. In the pharmaceuticals sector, where negotiations have been going on for a long time, this will soon become clear. In the other areas, probably by march 2019," said zuhlke, who is also deputy chairman of the supervisory board. Bayer ceo werner baumann had said that the job cuts would affect "a significant proportion of jobs in germany, but not the majority of the 12 employees.000 places". The reduction is to be made on the basis of a social contract.

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Emus banned from australian pub

Emus banned from australian pub

In a pub in the australian outback, emus have been banned from the premises for unmannered behavior. The giant ratites, native only to down under, had learned to climb the stairs to the restaurant of the yaraka hotel in southwestern queensland and served themselves uninhibitedly and unasked at the plates of the guests there.

But the worst thing is that emus are not housebroken, the ABC quoted hotel owner chris gimblett as saying: "that’s the biggest problem, because they defecate a lot. We just did not want them to become regular guests of the hotel."

That’s why gimblett has now secured the entrance to his pub with a sturdy cord – the human guests are supposed to leave this "emu barrier" behind them again, as can be read on a sign. "Emus is banned from entering due to bad behavior."

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