Russia and ukraine sign gastransit deal

Russia and ukraine sign gastransit deal

Russia and ukraine sign landmark deal on gastransit to supply europe.

Russian state-owned gazprom and ukrainian energy company naftogaz signed the agreement on tuesday night after days of negotiations. This was announced by the ukrainian president volodymyr selenskyj. Gazprom chief alexei miller said final agreements had been reached. They have already come into force. This ensures the flow of gas to europe.

It is the first agreement between kiev and moscow after more than five years of massive confrontation in the ukraine conflict. The transit contract for the secure supply of europe, especially germany, is valid for five years. It was signed practically at the last moment, because the current ten-year contract expires on tuesday (31.12.2019) expires.

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Colorful diversity on public land

Colorful diversity on public land

Only at the beginning of this week, a long-term study was published in the media, showing the strong decline of insects and biodiversity in our landscape. In the future, it will therefore become increasingly important to convert unused land into flowering areas in order to create food sources and habitats for bees and other insects. 21 municipalities in the habberge district wanted to do this in 2018 in a leader project entitled "blooming habberge district" on public flat transpose. The introductory event took place at the community center in breitbrunn.
In addition to the participating municipalities and cities, many chairmen of the local beekeeping and horticultural associations attended the event to learn about the various possibilities of planting flowering meadows, verges and traffic islands.
Breitbrunn mayor gertrud buhl (), who has taken over the project sponsorship, welcomed the participants and pointed out the importance and benefits of the ecological restoration of public land. The course of the project had been developed in a working group made up of representatives of the communities, the district association of beekeepers, the district association for horticulture and land conservation, the farmers’ association, the federal nature conservation agency, the lower nature conservation authority and regional management. Buhl also explained that 60 percent of the project will be financed by leader request funds.
Afterwards, district technical advisor johannes bayer went into detail about the planned mabnahmen. In 2017, three to five areas per municipality are to be selected and the measurements to be carried out are to be planned over the winter. Implementation will then take place with the help of three practical workshops in a total of four pilot communities starting in spring 2018. "The community workers and participants from the associations are taught the know-how in the workshops, so that they can subsequently plant more flowerbeds themselves. These are, if properly installed, not only ecologically valuable, but also visually appealing and easy to maintain", bayer explained.
Klaus mandery from the institute for biodiversity information in ebern will be responsible for planning nesting opportunities on the flats. Mandery pointed out the important function of wild bees in our society and presented their habitat and food sources. During his presentation, it was learned that there are a total of 564 known species of wild bees in germany, which are extremely important for the pollination of flowering plants. Some rare species can also be found in the habberge district. "Some wild bees are specialized on only one plant or soil species. By the targeted creation of nesting sites, one can make a contribution to the protection of species", mandery clarified.
Bernhard reiser from the institute of vegetation science and landscape ocology in zeil presented positive examples of flowering plains to give the participants ideas for the selection of plains in their own community. Together with the biologist otto elsner and the landscape planner christian sandner, he is to take over the planning for the implementation of the sustainable heaths. "The aim of the project is to provide insects with food sources by selecting suitable plant species, especially during the critical times of the year, from june to october, when there is little food left in nature. By seeding with site-appropriate plants, creating the right soil conditions and initial plantings, the goal is to transform public grasslands into sustainable public ‘colorful’ areas.", sandner reported.
Participating communities are the municipalities of aidhausen, breitbrunn, bundorf and burgpreppach, the towns of ebern and eltmann, the municipality of ermershausen, the county of habberge, the towns of habfurt and hofheim, the municipalities of kirchlauter and knetzgau, the market town of maroldsweisach, the municipalities of oberaurach, rauhenebrach, riedbach, stettfeld, theres, untermerzbach and wonfurt, and the town of zeil.

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A pre-christmas eye-catcher

A pre-Christmas eye-catcher

The upcoming christmas season was also included in the celebrations to mark the 1100th anniversary of the winegrowing community of nordheim. At the suggestion of hannelore kram and matthias schafer, a "wine island christmas tree" was created the nordheim tourism council created a "big exclamation mark" at the end of the jubilee year with metal would like to set. Since thursday of this week, hardly anyone doubts that this will succeed.

A 5.40-meter-high metal tree with a diameter of 3.70 meters was erected in the nordheimer fahrgarten near the mainfahre under the guidance of burgermeister guido braun ("this will be a real eye-catcher"). The special thing about the christmas tree is the decoration and the equipment: not christmas balls, no, 1100 0.25 liter mini bocksbeutel decorate the tree in the future, which will provide an imposing view in the dark by a ground illumination.

"I have never seen a tree like this with this kind of equipment", emphasized mayor braun, who together with son nico was responsible for the metal work of the tree in his company. The community leader once again praised the community spirit of the nordheim tourism council, which also came to the fore in the implementation of the pre-christmas idea. "It was crazy, all it took was one phone call and there were ten men on the stand". The planning of the project was in the capable hands of dietmar rohmfeld, mayor braun finally signed for the realization of the first "wine island christmas tree" with estimated costs of about 7000 euros responsible.

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Hick-hack in the union over mothers’ pensions

Hick-hack in the union over mothers' pensions

In view of skeptical comments by finance minister wolfgang schauble (CDU), the chairwoman of the CDU’s women’s union, maria bohmer, warned on tuesday on the sidelines of a meeting of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the bundestag: "this is the third time that a party congress has passed a resolution. This decision must now be implemented."Millions of mothers had not had the good conditions of today and had renounced many things in their lives for the sake of raising children. They were not allowed to be roasted for a long time.

Meanwhile, on tuesday, party leader horst seehofer rebuked CSU state group leader gerda hasselfeldt, who had previously criticized bavaria’s social minister christine haderthauer. Hasselfeldt accused haderthauer of near blackmail and recommended a calm examination of the finances. "My style is not language that comes close to blackmail," said the chairwoman of the CSU’s parliamentary. Seehofer, on the other hand, said that haderthauer was right. "This has nothing to do with blackmail," seehofer told the dpa news agency. "There are still many unsolved problems with the supplementary pension."

Haderthauer had told the "rheinische post": "child rearing is the main cause of old-age poverty. Until something is done here, the CSU will not agree to the subsidized pension either."The mother’s betterment has "absolute priority for the CSU", seehofer said.

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Away from the club image

Away from the club image

He has offices in hofheim as well as in habfurt. But andreas hartung will probably spend the least of his two-part working time in the pastor's office or in the regional office for church youth work (KJA). The 35-year-old's goal is "to transform the church from the association it has often become back into a community of faith that lives what jesus exemplified and doesn't rest on its laurels until nothing works anymore." And this does not only happen from the desk.
This is probably achieved mainly through direct contact with the people. For the past week and a half, andreas hartung has been responsible for 50 percent of the deanery's youth ministry in the deanery of habberge. The other half of his time will be spent as a parochial vicar in hofheim, where he will be officially inducted next sunday.

Valuable assistance

"We live in 2017 and as a church we have a message that can be a valuable help for people in their lives", emphasizes the hobby cook from rechtenbach near lohr. For him, this message must reach people "in such a way that they understand it, and they must experience that it adds value to their lives."
Hartung, who was ordained a priest in wurzburg in 2014 and most recently served as chaplain in the parish community of kirchschonbach-stadelschwarzach-wiesentheid, is aware that many tasks await him in both functions. In the parish, this includes all the tasks of worship. He also has a lot of work to do in the field of pastoral care, which in his experience includes "many personal talks, visits to the sick, anointing of the sick and confessions he will take care of it in the future. Together with the confirmation team, he is also responsible for preparing young people for the sacrament of confirmation, and for the parish of gobmansdorf he is a member of the church administration. "Whatever comes along, it's all unplannable".

Focus on youth

But what is particularly important to the 35-year-old is the "contact with young people in the parish". This is primarily through the altar boy work, for which he will be responsible from october together with the new pastor manuel vetter. He will have plenty of contact with young people and the young at heart in his function as youth chaplain, which is new territory for him. Among other things, hartung wants to offer special church services "that meet both the language and thematic world of young people.
Church youth work should offer "complementary services" make it possible for young people to find something they don't have in the parish", he says. All in all, the trained carpenter, who only nine years ago became a "spatberufener," holds a very special place in his life his priestly formation on the 3. The deanery's youth work is important because it can accompany and train the youth groups in the parishes."
Through regularly offered group leader trainings, for example, girls and boys can learn a lot for their work with the groups, but also for their further life."
Andreas hartung still has a lot of work ahead of him. He has already formed his own opinion on the state of the church. "The church", he makes positive changes clear "has already learned in some areas and places to change from an association that has passed its heyday to a community of faith again. This, I believe, is and will continue to be in the church's homework booklet."
Nevertheless there is still a lot to do. She has to "learn, whether in the parish or in youth work "not to ride every horse to death with sovereign stubbornness, but to get off first and see how it continues on a new path." There is still "often a lack of courage to move away from the old". 

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Yahoo boss marissa mayer is a mother

Yahoo boss marissa mayer is a mother

Mayer is one of the most colorful figures in silicon valley. The 37-year-old worked at google for a long time before yahoo and was responsible for the search engine there, among other things. Her husband is a lawyer and investor. The couple’s 2009 wedding was a major social event that was covered extensively by glossy magazines like "vogue.

Mayer had only taken her chief job in july. She has the mammoth task ahead of her of getting the flagging yahoo advertising business back on track – and that against strong competitors like google or facebook. She has gathered a new leadership team around her and wants to build on the old successes of yahoo, one of the pioneers of the internet.

Pregnancy was no obstacle in negotiations for top job, mayer said in july interview. "I’m only going to take a few weeks’ maternity leave, and I’m going to work the whole time," she told the U.S. Magazine "forbes. "I love to stay in the swing of things."This announcement, however, had also brought her criticism.

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