Leaders

Perfect bayerncup

Perfect bayerncup

Those who wondered on sunday morning why runners were running through the forest on and off the trails in callenberg forest despite the sambafestival: the orienteering runners were guests. TV coburg-neuses organized the fifth competition for the bavarian ranking, the bayern-cup – a complete success.
Overall leader thomas scheler was relieved and satisfied that everything went smoothly. The running terrain in the callenberg forest, which was acquired from the "herzoglich sachsen-coburg und gotha'schen revierverwaltung callenberg" thanks to good cooperation, the course could be used, had been remapped only last year. Because the vegetation is constantly changing and there is a lot of work going on in the forest, scheler constantly updated the map.
This is the only way for the competitors to make the optimal choice of route. Because it was a middle-distance race, the distances ranged from two to five kilometers as the crow flies, depending on the category, and there were also 30 to 200 meters of elevation. Depending on their age, the youngest was ten years old, the oldest 83 years old, the participants needed between 15 and 40 minutes on sunday.
Before the run, the runners only know the course data and a description of the running area. Only at the moment of the start, each participant receives his running map with the route, and from this moment, the orientation points must be run to in order. How, that is up to him. But it is best to read the map while running in order to lose little time.
At 10 a.M. Sharp, the 150 participants were sent from the start at the trimm dich path into the running terrain at a starting interval of two minutes. The finish was at the goldbergsee, central competition place was the clubhouse of the TV coburg-neuses.
Course setter jan schmidt received a lot of praise for the interestingly laid out courses. He implemented the specifications for a middle distance perfectly: short and long route choices alternated, requiring more concentration than route sections of equal length. The track "turned the course was also a lot, so you had to constantly orientate yourself in a new direction of the sky.
The supposed home advantage, which is offered to the participating runners of the organizer or those from the region, did not really come into play. On the one hand, because of course many runners of the TV coburg-neuses were in action as helpers. On the other hand, the runners from neuses have for a long time refrained from training in the running area for reasons of fairness.
The men's main class was one of the closest: only four seconds separated 1st and 2nd place in the end. Winner theodor yordanov from OC munich was able to catch ricardo casanova from OLG regensburg, who is currently in top form, only shortly before the end and win the race for himself.
In this class, sebastian vetter (6th place), uwe weid (8th place) and alexander tippelt from TV coburg-ketschendorf (11th place) started for TV coburg-neuses.

Strong young runners

Among the young runners of the TV coburg-neuses only antonia jacobi, who started in the women's race up to 14 years of age, could present herself in the best way. "A victory was possible, she was only nine seconds behind the winner from regensburg, katharina kraus, after 18:26 minutes.
Anton tatzel, who started in the men's race up to 14 years of age, made a crucial mistake at the beginning, which cost him at least a place on the podium. For him it became place 4.
The bavarian sprint championships took place the day before in the old town of zeil am main. Dieter oechler won the class H65, angelika weid the D65 (both TV coburg-neuses). Thomas scheler, competing in the men's 55+ class, was still in the lead after the first round. After a few inattentions in the second run he had to be content with bronze.
Gabi dotsch also won bronze in the D55 class. 44 seconds behind the bronze medal, antonia jacobi finished in 4th place in the D14 school girls class.

Sport

Parkour facility for herzogenaurach

parkour facility for herzogenaurach

There are people who spend their free time sprinting unsecured across rooftops, pulling themselves up on walls, balancing over railings and jumping from building to building: they are devotees of the sport of parkour. The aim of this sport is to get from A to B using only one’s own physical abilities and to overcome obstacles as creatively and effectively as possible.

900 square meters of flat land

Also herzogenaurach is concerned with this sport and has considered the implementation of a parkour facility. It is to be built on the site of the old dirt track, which is currently being renewed, rebuilt and extended (we reported). At the press conference on the site, silke stadter, head of the building department, presented a preliminary design for the expansion area, which was created in collaboration with the herzogenaurach community. As stadter explained, the flat of 900 square meters will be divided into zones of 50 square meters each and can be planned and built in several sections. The first draft covers the first two zones.

In the end, the complete parkour facility should form an oval, the flat surface of which will offer holistic movement possibilities. The park should encourage people to move and invite them to meet each other. In addition to demanding movements, the focus is primarily on low-threshold offers for a gentle introduction to movement.

Finance

A “good year” for the kissinger sommers forderverein

Necessity has become a virtue, so to speak. In 2017, pianist julian trevelyan was unable to attend the presentation of the luitpold prize of the forderverein kissinger sommer, traditionally awarded during the closing gala on the penultimate evening of the festival, for scheduling reasons. But the handover could be made up for at the members meeting of the forderverein. The young brite not only accepted his prize, but also gave a few samples of his work.

This year it was similar. Soprano teva shehoval was also prevented from attending the closing gala, but was able to come to the members’ meeting. She also accepted her prize and then sang four romantic songs, accompanied on the flugel by samira spiegel. This is a development that the association should maintain. After all, the luitpold prize is not a matter for the kissinger sommers but for the forderverein. And it is a good thing to be able to offer members a little extra exclusivity in this way.

But first there were the regularities. Chairman anton schick sen. Could once again speak of a "good year for the forderverein" report. The association had 921 members as of 1. November 2018, of which 660 individual members, 212 family members, 28 corporate members, 20 demand members and one honorary member (old-intendant dr. Kari kahl-wolfsjager). Thanks to the generosity of the members, it was possible to support the kissinger summer with 85000 euro again this year. The forderverein has already donated 1.94 million euros directly to the festival since its founding. If you add the 21 luitpold prizes of 5,000 euros each and the kissing piano olympics (since 2003), which are largely sponsored by club members, the bottom line is well over 2.2 million euros. Euro. There is no one in sight who could dispute the forderverein’s title of gross private sponsor.

News

Russia condemned for dragging its feet on katyn reappraisal

Russia condemned for dragging its feet on katyn reappraisal

The russian state is reluctant to acknowledge the reality of the murder of thousands of poles by the soviet secret service, the prosecution judges criticized. The court did not order a complete re-investigation of the events of 1940. There was no trial in strasbourg about compensation for the polish prisoners.

Lawsuits were filed by victims of the massacre, including army and police officers, an army doctor and a school principal. The ancestors were shot by soviet units in katyn and other places after the invasion of poland by soviet troops in april and may 1940, together with about 22,000 poles. More than 4,000 bodies buried in mass graves in katyn forest near smolensk. Only after the end of the soviet union the kremlin admitted its own guilt. According to the judges, the process of coming to terms with the crime in the interests of the victims is still making little progress in russia. "The reaction of the authorities to the requests of most of the 15 complainants to find out the truth about the death of their loved ones was tantamount to inhumane treatment," the verdict read.

The russian authorities should have responded "in a humane and compassionate manner to the suffering and distress of the grieving relatives," the judges ruled. "Striking" they found the judiciary’s "apparent reluctance to acknowledge the reality of the massacre".

News

New cafeteria for coburg university

New cafeteria for coburg university

The coburg university campus design on the hofbrauhausgelande will get a canteen before the end of the year. The klappan group of bamberg has now announced that the corresponding rental agreement with the state of bavaria has now been signed. This means there is "nothing standing in the way" of the construction work. The canteen will be built adjacent to the new campus design building, which was officially opened last year. On the one hand, historic wolbe cellars will be renovated, on the other hand, a new building will be erected. The total area of the canteen then covers more than 500 square meters. According to klappan, the building permit has already been obtained, so construction work can begin "in the short term be started. The completion of the space is expected before the end of this year.

The new cafeteria will be operated by studentenwerk oberfranken. It provides students from universities in upper franconia and the upper palatinate with various services. Also at the university of coburg the organization is responsible for the catering of the students. After the construction of the cafeteria, a student dormitory is to be built on the hofbrauhaus site. An architectural competition for the design of the building has already been completed, and the contract is to be awarded in the next few weeks. The bamberger klappan group has already built the new campus design on behalf of the state of bavaria and the institute for sensor and actuator technology isat on the gelande site.

Auto

Bamberg trembles for auto jobs

Bamberg trembles for auto jobs

Michael wehner bamberg – it is a cloudy wednesday in september when the bomb bursts in the industrial area in hallstadt: at a works meeting called at short notice, the workforce of tire manufacturer michelin learns that the hallstadt site will close on 31. To be closed on january 2021. The shock could hardly have been more severe: as recently as 2018, a site continuation agreement had been signed with the french company management. According to the plan, the hallstadt plant should have existed at least until 2022. But nothing comes of it – not least because of the sales difficulties for the 16-inch tires. For bamberg, this means that despite all the protests against the breach of contract, a success story that has lasted for almost five decades is about to come to an end. 860 employees lose their jobs. A huge industrial site is looking for a new use.

The news of the job losses has shaken not only hallstadt but the entire bamberg region, where 20,000 employees depend on the fortunes of the automotive supply industry.

Just how uncertain their prospects are after years of austerity is shown not only by the michelin case, but by a whole series of crisis news items that run like a red thread through 2019 and make bamberg fear for the future of its most important industry. In april, 3,000 bohemians had already taken to the streets to demonstrate by living example what is at stake for the region if bosch wobbles. Because if the rapid electrification of the vehicle fleets came about, a large proportion of the 7,000 jobs still at bosch in bamberg would be threatened, because the focus would still be on the production of diesel components.

Health

In the upper rodachtal the magic word is digital

In the upper rodachtal the magic word is digital

By 2021, the "digital health village" project will have been completed in the upper redach valley or "digi ort" for short tested. On wednesday, a presentation was given at the district administration office to show what can be understood behind it.

"Digi ort", this is the buzzword that is to be used in the future to improve medical and nursing care in the communities of wallenfels, steinwiesen and nordhalben and, in the long term, in the entire district. In the upper roachtal, the project is currently being implemented in cooperation with caritas and the fraunhofer working group for supply chain services.

Relief for members

Digital networking, e-file, e-prescription and home assistance systems are technologies that mayors gerhard wunder (steinwiesen), jens korn (wallenfels) and michael pohnlein (nordhalben) hope will make care more efficient. The use of digital solutions is also intended to relieve the burden on those in need, family carers and outpatient services.

Finance

When the pension is not enough to live on

When the pension is not enough to live on

Anja schmidt leans far back in her desk chair and looks up at the ceiling of her study. "Phew, I have to think about it for a moment", says the district manager of the vdk social association. It doesn't take the 43-year-old very long at all. Just a few seconds later, the mental journey into the past is over – and her most drastic experience with poverty in old age is dredged up from her memory. "I was approached by an elderly woman who had only 300 euros per month at her disposal", tells schmidt. Because the rent for a one-bedroom apartment and utilities had to be paid from this amount, there was hardly anything left over for food.

Particularly at risk

In 2013, a single pensioner received an average of 980 euros per month. 18 euros less than needed to avoid slipping below the poverty threshold in bavaria. Each state decides separately how high to set the bar.

On the other hand, in a rough framework, an attempt is made to measure relative income poverty. For this purpose, the federal and state statistical offices calculate a so-called at-risk-of-poverty rate (AGQ). Defined according to an EU standard as the proportion of people whose income is less than 60 percent of the average income of the population. In upper franconia, the risk of slipping into poverty has risen by a full three percent. One group in particular is at risk: pensioners. In 2014, the AGQ was 22.1 percent in the over-65 age group. At 24.6 percent, the risk is even higher among women. So every fourth is affected.

News

Series of murders in cyprus: seventh body found

series of murders in cyprus: seventh body found

The seventh victim of a serial killer has been discovered dead in cyprus – the little girl was only six years old. Police suspect it is the last victim. Seven crimes were confessed to the police by a 35-year-old captain of the cypriot national guard.

The search for bodies took almost two months. Divers discovered the remains of the six-year-old in a dredging lake on wednesday. It had been sunk there in a suitcase weighted down with concrete. "Light a candle," radioed the diver to his colleague on the shore of the quarry pond at midday on wednesday. "I do – but why?" – "for the child. I hold it in my arms, eduard. I hold it in my arms, I tell you."The touching dialogue of the diving experts, who have been searching for weeks for the last missing body and have now found the girl, deeply affects many cypriots. The series of murders is unprecedented for the mediterranean island.

Since 2016, the alleged perpetrator has allegedly been killing undetected – and that is also due to the inactivity of the cypriot authorities, many criticize. The victims are five domestic helpers from asia and romania, two of whom had daughters aged six and eight respectively.

Music

Culture attracts many visitors to the city

Culture attracts many visitors to the city

Everything was perfect for the third cultural saturday in herzogenaurach – the weather as well as the activities of the eight participating institutions. Families and groups were out and about in the city throughout the evening to listen in or take part in the activities. Especially the children had a lot of fun. In the city museum, they listened to the readings while sitting on soft cushions. Readers entertained the young and older visitors with stories and bilingual picture book cinema.

The VHS band "you can rock" was heard far and wide, which made its first public appearance in the garden of the folk high school. The audience was enthusiastic about the two performances of the group. Anyone who wants to join in is welcome to do so. This was pointed out by VHS director oliver kundler, who himself took part in the play. Between the performances of the band, scientist gerhard philipp gave a lecture on "higgs particles" and discussed the question: "what is dark energy??"

In the art room, the chairman of the art and culture association, manfred braun, had a moment of happiness right at the beginning of the evening. Four oversized sneakers, which had once adorned the city as works of art, were sold at an auction. The proceeds will be used to rebuild the lighting in the art room. "Art also needs light to be properly presented", braun explained to the visitors. The association also offered a hands-on activity, pictures could be designed by means of glass marbles, each one unique, and prints could also be made.