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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Energy transition has powerful force in habfurt

Energy transition has powerful force in habfurt

Although the habfurt municipal utility is not only a supplier of electricity, 75 percent of which is already generated from renewable energy sources for its tariff and commercial customers, it is also a supplier of energy from renewable sources. It also supplies natural gas, district heating and water, operates an old-town garage, an adventure pool and an ice rink, and is affiliated with schnell-im-netz gmbh" one provider for internet access.

The municipal utility is already involved in wind power and photovoltaic plants, the biogas plant in habfurt and combined heat and power (CHP), and already offers natural electricity at 100 percent from wind power. "We have more and more days on which we generate all our energy from renewable sources during the day", according to norbert zosch. "From 2014, all our tariff and commercial customers will be supplied with 100 percent energy from wind power, photovoltaics, the biogas plant and combined heat and power plants."

No need to change supplier
Thanks to a cooperation with greenpeace energy, customers can already obtain electricity that is 100 percent renewable without having to switch suppliers. In contrast to many other eco-electricity providers, the electricity supplied is generated directly in the region. The electricity comes from the bayerhof wind turbine and, when there is a lull in the wind, from the cogeneration plant at the leisure center in habfurt.

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Dutt “heib” on sammer-job – on wavelength with low

Dutt 'heib' on sammer-job - on wavelength with low

"Every day i got more and more excited about the job," explained the 47-year-old at his presentation at the headquarters of the german football association (dfb) in frankfurt am main. Dutt wants to step energetically into the rough shoes of ex-national player sammer, who surprisingly moved to munich as sports director at the beginning of the month. His main task will also be to supply joachim low with players for the senior national team as the association’s chief youth promoter. "We have discovered a wave-long," remarked the former bundesliga coach after an initial conversation with the DFB coach: "jogi has made a difference in the last few years."

Low also buried the dutt commitment, in which he had been involved from the very beginning, as DFB president wolfgang niersbach specially pointed out. "I’m glad that the DFB acted so quickly and so well and found such a competent solution," said low. He is looking forward to the cooperation. Team manager oliver bierhoff also pledged the "support" of the national team management to dutt.

In the initial phase of their collaboration after the 2006 world cup, however, sammer and low/bierhoff had been at loggerheads and there had also been "friction," as niersbach confirmed: "matthias is positively annoying, and the bavarians are perhaps already feeling it," the DFB boss explained with a smile. Dutt is to work "closely and in a spirit of trust" with low right from the start, as niersbach emphasized.

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From 9. October is the start of construction planned

From 9. October is the start of construction planned

On tuesday, the construction instruction for the water pipeline construction in the local road at the pond in kups took place. The residents will be pleased, as they had to wait for more than a year until the construction of the pipeline in the adjacent tannleitenweg was completed. Now the macceptance can proceed with rough steps. The tender for the removal of the tree resulted in the construction company schmittnagel from wallenfels as the most favorable and economical bidder. The construction contract closes with a total gross amount of 222 453,86 euros. The entire length of the "am weiher" local road, a total of 175 meters, there is still a section of the old cast iron pipeline from the 1960s with a total of 14 house connections. This pipe section will now be replaced. The road surface is also completely renewed.
An inspection of the local lighting in the area of the local street "am weiher" was carried out together with bayernwerk AG. The overall conclusion was that the existing luminaires could remain in place, but that they should be converted to LED technology. Another luminaire was to be placed, as in one section the existing lamppost locations were too far apart. All in all, the exchange or. The refurbishment of six existing luminaires and the construction of one new luminaire resulted in gross costs of 4457.94 euros.

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“The table of the lord verlangert”

Catholics also celebrated their feast of corpus christi in the pilgrimage town of marienweiher. Father andreas stated in his festive sermon: "today we are extending the table of the lord, out onto the streets of the town"." Even if the number of participants in this procession of faith, the public presentation of the body of christ, is dwindling, this does not diminish the solemnity of the event.

Led by the flags and club delegations, followed by the flower strewing girls, communion children in their women’s dresses, the dark clothes and altar boys, the blessed sacrament – carried by the priest under the baldachin, everything was like before. The residents around the altars had once again put a lot of effort into the design and the music club of marktleugast framed everything with their wonderful playing. In bright sunshine, the participants sang the "grober gott wir loben dich" on the way back to the basilica and entered the church with the ringing of bells.

Father andreas concluded by thanking all those who had contributed to the success of the procession and also thanked them for the common prayer for the community and its inhabitants.

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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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Automatic speed reduction for e-scooters?

Automatic speed reduction for e-scooters?

To improve the safety of electric scooters in german cities, municipalities and rental companies are also lobbying for new technical aids.

To protect pedestrians, the speed of e-scooters should be automatically reduced in prohibited traffic areas, the german association of cities and towns and the german association of municipalities announced on monday.

This will make it easier to avoid misconduct and serious accidents. The federal ministry of transport is supposed to ensure this application – but so far the function is not part of the general operating permit. A ministry spokesman said in berlin that the federal motor transport authority (KBA) is already examining the issue.

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Plaintiffs accuse bp of deliberate substitution during oil disaster

Plaintiffs accuse bp of deliberate substitution during oil disaster

The trial will focus on the question of how much oil actually gushed into the sea after the explosion of the BP-leased deepwater horizon platform. On monday, the second phase of the proceedings began in new orleans (u.S. State of louisiana).

"BP intentionally misrepresented its knowledge of the oil flow with the intent to barter," a court document from the plaintiff’s side states, according to the bloomberg news agency. As a result, the leak was sealed weeks later than it could have been.

According to bloomberg, BP is talking about 390 million liters of spilled ols, the u.S. Government about 668 million – that’s 71 percent more. The amount of oil spilled could significantly affect the high threat of bub and fines for the corporation. In addition, it will be investigated whether BP has done everything possible and necessary to dam up the oil flow.

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“More attention for families”

Supporting families, challenging them and creating good living conditions for them – that is the core task of the new family representative of the city of bamberg, caroline lang. In the spring, she took over from gisela filkorn, who went into well-deserved retirement after twelve years. This week, the 33-year-old lawyer came to the town hall for her inaugural visit to the mayor of kitzingen, andreas stark (SPD).

"As a family representative, I would like to get involved with families and draw more political attention to the needs of families", lang emphasized at her meeting with the city’s chief executive. She wanted to focus on the family-friendliness of the entire city.

One of her heartfelt concerns is the realization of sufficient childcare facilities. In addition, lang wanted to encourage families to approach the family advisory council more strongly in order to express their wishes and needs. "For this reason, I will set up an idea collector in the information desk at the town hall, where anyone can post their concerns, in order to keep the inhibition threshold as low as possible.", says lang.

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Road blockage: gremsdorf gets the traffic

road blockage: gremsdorf gets the traffic

In muhlenweg in gremsdorf, you will have thought: yes, is the hochstadter aischbrucke closed again?? In the past few days, a number of motorists have once again used the gremsdorf bypass as a slow lane.

The reason: the ERH36 circular road between the medbach traffic circle and the B470 – known to many as "schonwetterstrabe" known – is closed since wednesday in both directions.

Open during the course of today

The blocking is to be lifted in the course of friday. The aim is to open the road at 3 p.M., when the road markings have been completed, says stephanie mack, deputy spokeswoman for the district administration office.

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