Progress with charging network for e-cars

In germany, there has been significant progress in setting up charging points for electric cars – but there are still major regional differences.

While there are now comparatively many charging stations in large cities and metropolitan areas, there are still many "weibe spots" in the countryside. This is the result of an evaluation by the energy association BDEW, which is available to the deutsche presse-agentur and the "suddeutsche zeitung". The association sees an overall "dynamic" in the expansion of the charging infrastructure.

Fountain festival for village conservation

Children's cheerfulness, cosy get-together and relaxed conversation of adults, pleasant and homely sound of brass musicians determined the event in the center of nurn on sunday.
The reason for this was that the gymnastics ladies of the local sports club had invited people to the so-called fountain festival for the seventh time since 2010. Not only a large number of local residents came, but also guests from the surrounding area were allowed to be buried. Even mayor gerhard wunder, who had just returned that day from a long stay abroad, took the opportunity to pay a visit to his part of town.
The leader of the gymnastics group, vroni muller, had every reason to thank the many guests for coming to the event. At the same time she already invited for next year's fountain festival. Muller especially praised the music association nurn, which once again framed the social gathering with brass music at no cost whatsoever. Thanks were also given to her comrades-in-arms, who took care of the guests, and also to the men who supported her.
With the proceeds from this celebration, the ladies' gymnastics group will again ensure that the area around the fountain is kept clean, the area is maintained with plants and flowers and other spots in the village are maintained, in order to make a contribution to the preservation of the local image.

Can these eyes see?

Michael bush sometimes chance helps. Looking into the archives, the editor’s gaze lingers on a report from 2006. February, almost exactly twelve years ago. It was about the astrologer and fortune teller patricia bahrani, who at the time wanted to draw attention to herself and the future in a fortune-telling session in herzogspark.

What was all true?

Well, after more than a decade apart, you can see what has come out of the forecasts. The fortune teller said at the time, a year before the local elections: "no, nothing really decisive will change at the local elections in 2008"." Why, herzogenaurach is well governed, she explained. Ms. Bahrani’s prediction was summarized in one sentence: "dear german hacker, there are no real chances for an SPD candidate to be elected mayor."

All good things come in twos

All good things come in twos

It is decided. Ralf pohl is the SPD candidate for the state parliamentary elections in the constituency of kronach/lichtenfels. The kronach district chairman won clearly against his lichtenfels colleague sebastian muller on saturday morning in theisenort sports home. With 62:22 votes, the delegates of the two district associations voted for the 53-year-old.
"I am very pleased with the result, which is an incentive and motivation for me", so ralf pohl. His competitor sebastian muller congratulated him and said: "i am a little sad, but the disappointment is limited". The 30-year-old, who a little later was unanimously proposed as a two-vote candidate for the state parliament, now sees a possibility that the two counties of kronach and lichtenfels can represent the region with two SPD candidates in the state parliament next year.

Ehrhardt renounces

During the meeting susann biedefeld was elected as district candidate. The member of the state parliament from altenkunstadt received only 61 votes out of 81 valid votes. Accordingly, the applause was limited.
Some delegates were upset that the candidate was traveling instead of being there in person. Some of those present had firmly expected timo ehrhardt, the mayor of ludwigsstadt, to be the SPD candidate for the district parliament.
The latter conceded that he had made himself available if no proposal had been made. But he thinks it is right that the people of lichtenfels have a candidate from their ranks after the decision for the state parliament. "It is known", so ehrhardt, who was unanimously proposed as a two-vote candidate for the district parliament.

Deutsche bahn and locomotive drivers agree on collective bargaining agreement

German rail passengers no longer have to fear strikes until further notice. As previously with the rail and transport union (EVG), the state-owned company has now also concluded a long-term collective agreement with the GDL locomotive drivers until the end of february 2021.

According to the agreement presented by both sides in frankfurt/main on friday, wages for the approximately 36,000 train crews are to rise in two stages by a total of 6.1 percent: the first stage of 3.5 percent will take effect on 1 january 2009. July 2019, another 2.6 percent is due a year later. Instead of this second pay rise, employees can also opt for additional vacation days or shorter weekly working hours, which will then apply from january 1, 2021. January 2021 were valid. One-time payment of 1000 euros to be made as early as february.

Inauguration of the experimental workshop

The new experiment workshop was officially inaugurated and opens up an interesting and fascinating world for the children. So they not only get answers to their questions, but also learn to understand and comprehend, and can try out many things for themselves. However, it is not only the elementary school students who will benefit from the new space, but it will also be used by the working group (AG). It consists of the preschool children from the two marktrodach kindergartens and the schoolchildren from the 2nd grade. Elementary school class.
Annegret hummrich: "this working group has been in existence since the 2013/14 school year, but it was always a hell of a mess, because we didn’t have our own room for our experiments. We always had to lug everything back and forth, we could never leave anything standing. Now we are happy about a great equipment with a lot of storage space." A sensible use has been found for the former classroom, she says, and goes on to argue: "we don’t want to stand still, we want to develop further, we want to realize ideas." The establishment of an experiment room was made possible by the financial donation of the couple reinhard and maria ultsch.
They explain the reason for this request as follows: "an investment in education generates the highest possible returns. Our money goes here one-to-one and that is very important to us." Mayor norbert grabner also spoke of the fact that the municipality is happy to "invest in the future" and was pleased that in the elementary school the money is always used in a meaningful and appropriate way. Gisela rohde, head of the school authority in kronach, was particularly impressed: "mrs. Hummrich always takes the parents and the teaching staff on board and thus maintains the unity of an optimal family community."

Terror threat at half marathon in berlin? Police arrest six suspected islamists

Police prevent suspected attack on half-marathon in berlin: police arrested six suspected islamists and searched several apartments in berlin on sunday.

Before the half-marathon, there were "isolated indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21, could have been involved in the preparation of a crime in connection with this event", the police declared. Because of these indications and the as yet incompletely clarified background to the munster shooting, the authorities decided to take action.

Handler, bicycle brigade and a lot of music at the habfurt spring market

Under the motto "habfurt in motion the habfurt aktiv action group (AHA) and the city of habfurt organized this year’s spring market, which was very well received by guests from the habberge district and beyond. Not only because of the first bicycle bourse of the AHA, where 18 children’s, women’s and men’s bicycles were offered for sale, an incredible number of visitors had come to habfurt by bicycle.
This is how mayor peter kraus from gadheim had started his sunday excursion to habfurt on his bicycle with his wife and two children. "We cycled along the main cycle path and now we want to eat an ice cream and look around the shops", said peter kraus.
Councilwoman helene rumer and her husband josef from prappach in turn had cycled to the county seat to look for a bicycle for their granddaughter. Elfriede and hans szczecina from gochsheim were also among the hard-working rompers. "Our bike tour today took us to habfurt, because we always like it here very much", they told. While enjoying ice cream and drinks, they listened to the band "no nonsense", who entertained the guests with swing and jazz in the market place. "A rough praise to the musicians", said hans szczecina, and his wife added: "without culture, life would be boring."
Music was also provided by the children of the habfurt elementary school, sylbach schoolhouse, under the direction of their teachers heike heumann and anja ruff. They sang several songs and after a rough applause by the numerous spectators collected for the action chernobyl children. Each donor received a card with a spring poem painted by the children. Afterwards, the students received a small gift from mdb sabine dittmar in the SPD deputy’s office, before the opening of the exhibition with pictures of children from chernobyl took place there.
"We would like to offer our office also for picture exhibitions to local artists", said sabine dittmar at the vernissage. "We would like to thank erwin koch from unfinden, who founded the chernobyl aid in 1991 and also initiated a painting competition. For he has provided us with the pictures of the children aged ten to fifteen, which can also be purchased from us until mid-july." The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the chernobyl aid.
Everybody had chosen the date of the chernobyl catastrophe, the 26th day of the year. April 1986, imprinted in his own way, and it is important to remember it even today, he said. "Because it reminds us that nuclear power is uncontrollable, sabine dittmar emphasized. She is happy about the phasing out of nuclear energy and about the fact that the last nuclear reactor in germany will be taken off the grid in 2022.
Andreas linder, who visited the exhibition with his daughter eva, reported that he had been in the german army at the time of the chernobyl disaster. "We had to guard the whey train with the contaminated whey powder, which was stationed in our barracks in straubing", he paid.
The program of the spring market also included performances by the "dance crew fit 4 life" under the direction of christina neumer and carolin bittner on the marketplace filled with visitors. The five dance groups, the dance dwarfs, dance minis, dance kids, dance funnies and teens, with their 70 dancers of various ages, received thunderous applause for their impressive performances. As a reward, everyone was treated to an ice cream donated by the AHA.
At the stand of the traffic police and the habfurt police, children could win nice prizes in a quiz, while traffic educators dominique heim and matthias krapf talked about "bicycle safety" informed and distributed flyers.
In addition, the market traders, who offered jewelry, watches, cloth, household appliances, cards, sunglasses, soaps, bags and much more, were just as popular as the ice cream parlors and cafes.
AHA adviser hachem farmand said this evening that he was very pleased with the rough response that the program offered in the marketplace found among the guests and the people of habfurt. He described the first bicycle flea market as a partial success, since in addition to the bicycle accessories, half of the bicycles on offer were sold by their owners. "However, there was more interest in the bicycles in the lower price segment. Therefore, the offer and the sale can certainly be optimized at future events", he said.
Traditionally, open sundays are very busy days for the retail and catering industry. A flash poll conducted by AHA consultant hachem farmand before the end of the event confirmed this trend, and the respondents were very satisfied. Certainly, the interesting offers in the store and the attractive program, but also the nice weather attracted the visitors to the city. "Our conclusion is: all in all it was a successful spring market", summed up hachem farmand.

Bgh overturns several additional fees of sparkasse freiburg

Bgh overturns several additional fees of sparkasse freiburg

Sparkasse freiburg may not charge its customers for certain services. This was the decision of the federal court of justice (BGH), which declared several additional fees charged by the sparkasse to be invalid.

Banks must base certain prices on actual costs incurred, karlsruhe ruling says. Among other things, it was about five euros for postal notifications, for example, about rejected bank transfers. (az.XI ZR 590/15)

Cook and neckermann focus on long-distance travel and early bookers

Cook and neckermann focus on long-distance travel and early bookers

Peter Fankhauser, chairman of the board of management of Thomas cook AG, announced the two operators' "biggest holiday program of all time". Prices remained stable on average, said fankhauser at the presentation of the 2012/2013 winter catalogs on monday in schwarzenberg, austria. For the long-distance destinations, they will increase by about three percent. Reason is the weaker euro compared to the dollar.

In addition, significantly more hotels can be booked through the group's tour operators that are not in the catalogs. For the winter season in spain and portugal alone, there are more than 1,000 additional hotels that can be booked online and through travel agency systems, said fankhauser. The company's main aim is to prevent more and more holidaymakers from booking their trips on the internet, bypassing the tour operators, and is thus declaring war on the booking portals.