Winter hike with the alpenverein

Winter hike with the alpenverein

This time the traditional winter hike of the alpine club of bad kissingen led to the wurzburger haus. Although the weather was wet and cold and not really conducive to hiking, a group of intrepid hikers led by erich lehenbauer set off at 8 a.M. From the hut.30 o’clock at the garitz tennis courts. The path led first through the rain-soaked klauswald in the direction of poppenroth.

While the hikers were still busy opening their umbrellas, a pack of wild boars crossed their path at high speed. This probably also led to a small involuntary detour in the klaus forest. Back on the right track, the trail then went via poppenroth and lauter to waldfenster. There the group took a short break for breakfast. And suddenly the snow was there. Over the snow-covered height of the platzer kuppe, which looked picturesque but took some energy reserves, the group finally reached the female "wurzburger haus" after four and a half hours. Here in the warm and dry, the participants could recover from the strains of the tour with good food and cheerful conversations. Afterwards, the club bus brought the good-humored group back to the starting point

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Initiates have a cup with them

Initiates have a cup with them

When in december in the early evening single people in winter coats and with an empty cup in their hands are walking near the hospital, they can have only one goal: the advent window of the day! On wednesday people were attracted to hildegardstrabe. In the last row of houses of the residential area, directly at the bruderwald, which presented itself on that evening deeply snow-covered, the twelfth window opened with family hartmann-muller.

The hosts have only lived in this part of town for five years and, according to otto muller, have never made friends so quickly: "we got to know most of the people through the advent calendar." Since 1995, the burgerverein am bruderwald has been organizing its advent calendar, taking up an idea from switzerland. The intention behind this was to create an opportunity for the residents of the then still young and growing district to meet and get to know each other in an uncomplicated way.

They never imagined that it would become a continuous runner that still brings people together 17 years later, say rudolf wagner-jakob and kurt filkorn, two manner of the first hour. On wednesday evenings they too stand chatting on the terrace of the hartmann-muller family. There may be 15 or 20 people, who help themselves to the two coarse hot food. There is punch with and without alcohol and a set table with lard sandwiches, stollen, squares and other little things.

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German stock exchange continues to wait for trend reversal

german stock exchange continues to wait for trend reversal

Yields shrank again, although the mood on the stock exchanges was actually better than it had been for a long time. In the first three months of this year, the leading index, the dax, rose by 2.4 percent to just under 7800 points.

This is only reflected to a limited extent in the figures for the german stock exchange. The company, like many other international borsen operators, has long struggled with declining revenues. This is because many investors are unsettled by the euro debt crisis and unclear future regulations and are holding back on trading despite the significant rise in share prices. At least, the proceeds increased compared to the second half of 2012.

At the beginning of the year, the operating profit (EBIT) of the german stock exchange fell by a good quarter compared with the prior-year period to 192 million euros. The bottom line was 121.2 million euros, almost 30 percent less than a year ago. The net loss shrank by just under five percent to 484.3 million euros, partly due to the low interest rates in the borse’s banking business.

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Whitsun exhibition at the giechburg until the end of june

Whitsun exhibition at the giechburg until the end of june

The bamberg district office had invited people to a vernissage to mark the whitsun exhibition "art on the giechburg 2013" was officially opened. Dark clouds and rain were no obstacle to artists and visitors making the journey to giechburg castle. Because what is the weather when it comes to the beautiful arts?. The damp weather and unspring-like cold were finally forgotten when singer labecca performed her song "what a difference a day makes" the opening.

Deputy district administrator johann pfister was pleased in his speech about the lively participation of artists from the region of franconia. "267 artworks by 94 artists", according to pfister, can be seen in the current exhibition. The range of different genres and styles is very broad, ranging from painting to sculpture, ironwork and carving.

"Added value" for excursionists
Pfister also referred to the importance of the exhibition for tourism. Excursionists who visit the castle will thus be offered an additional value and will be able to enjoy not only the french nature but also art, he said.

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Warren buffett delivers strong figures

Warren buffett delivers strong figures

Star investor warren buffett presented glittering figures at the shareholder meeting of his investment company berkshire hathaway.

First-quarter operating profit rose five percent year over year to $5.6 billion (5.0 billion euros), the company announced saturday. At the annual general meeting in omaha in the u.S. State of nebraska, the crowds were as heavy as every year – tens of thousands of supporters attended. 88-year-old buffett and his 95-year-old vice chairman charlie munger took around six hours to answer your questions.

Berkshire hathaway’s net income was as much as $21.7 billion in the quarter just ended. Buffett herself, however, advises against paying much attention to it. Since the introduction of a new accounting method, which requires the fair value of unrealized investment gains to be reported on an ongoing basis, earnings have fluctuated wildly and been heavily distorted. In the prior-year period, for example, there was a loss of 1.1 billion dollars. In the previous quarter, the loss amounted to an enormous 25 billion dollars.

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Auditorium transformed into a christmas market

auditorium transformed into a christmas market

One sales booth follows the other, a luminous christmas tree spreads an atmospheric ambience and the school bistro smells seductive. For one afternoon, the decorated auditorium of the middle school resembled a christmas market. Many visitors looked around, made purchases and socialized in a relaxed atmosphere, thus rewarding the efforts of the schoolchildren and teachers.

Home economics students in seventh through tenth grades spared no effort to help the "market strollers to be able to offer something. "The young people were really busy. They cooked, baked and were creative with their hands", praised home economics teacher waltraud fischer. The offer was impressive. The assortment of suben delicacies alone was huge. The palette ranged from macaroons, almond slivers, vanilla crescents and chocolate crossies to christmas stollen, placemats and gingerbread. And so that the goods also look good, everything was wrapped in gift foil. Roasted almonds were offered by the pupils of class 9b. The 9 ag enriched the advent bazaar with beautiful woodwork, including angels, stars, and fir trees in various rough sizes.

The school bistro exerted a magical attraction. Furnished in an original way and decorated with candles and fir branches for christmas, it was a popular meeting point. Until the evening there was a constant coming and going. And what happens to the proceeds of the action? "We do not know exactly yet. But a large proportion is used for a good cause in any case", said waltraud fischer. Rector manfred heinbuch was impressed by "his" commitment schoolchildren and their teachers are thrilled: "you've really done a great job." 

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Sales car crashes into a wall

Sales car crashes into a wall

It’s not uncommon for people to fail to apply the handbrake firmly enough when parking, causing the car to move on its own and hit something. What you can’t do in a situation like this is simply run away. Because that’s what the lawyers consider an unauthorized departure from the scene of an accident, in other words: a hit-and-run. A 53-year-old trader received a painful fine of 1,800 euros and a one-month driving ban for his actions in a criminal case at the habfurt municipal court.

The man suffered the mishap on 25. May this year shortly after eleven o’clock. At that time, he was serving his weekly route in the northern area of the habberge with his food vending cart. When he noticed that his parked vehicle began to roll on the slippery road in a town, he sprinted to the driver’s house as fast as he could. He didn’t make it in time, however, and the unfolded sidewall scraped two to three meters along the side of a house before becoming wedged in place.

After the mishap, the 53-year-old got out, looked at the damage done and went around the corner to the house to ring the bell. But no one was present and on the property itself there was a crude sign: "for sale." According to his account, there was no one on or near the street whom he could have approached. And so he stuck his business card on the doorbell.
Thereupon he got behind the wheel and continued his tour, because he did not want to risk damaging his fresh goods.

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The thundorf forest is not doing well either

The thundorf forest is not doing well either

Every year in the fall, the thundorf community council, together with the responsible forest ranger, matthias lunz, representatives of the forestry authority, and the community forestry manager, wolfgang fuchs, take a look at how the community forest is developing. Interested burgers also have the opportunity to get informed.

Right at the burial, senior forestry councillor hubert turich drew the conclusion: "the forest is not doing well". The call for "water become louder and louder for the forestry.

The first station was the forest department "morschreibig" in the stegholz.The initial stock is 90- to 200-year-old oaks, mostly from felled trees. They are not very vital and some oaks are dying off, he said. However, according to the foresters, the regeneration of oaks on the coarse flat is pleasing thanks to last year’s acorn fattening.

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Munnerstadt: council petition for demolition of indoor swimming pool

Munnerstadt: council petition for demolition of indoor swimming pool

The hammer came at the end: at the end of a very short, constructive city council meeting, mayor helmut blank (CSU) announced that he had received an application for a council petition to demolish the former indoor swimming pool. The signatories – all members of the CSU and neue wege city councils – refer to the fact that the signature lists for the third citizens’ petition of the hallenbadfreunde on the future of the former indoor swimming pool have now been handed over to the city administration. The decision on the admissibility of this citizens’ petition is to be made at the city council meeting on 22. July will take place.

"We should use this second ballot to get a comprehensive and meaningful vote from our citizens, incorporating the two broad currents of ‘conservation’ and ‘demolition’ alike. So this time there must also be the possibility to vote for the demolition", it says in the application.

The undersigned therefore request that the city council (pursuant to § 8 abs. 1 of the statutes on citizens’ petitions and referenda) at its meeting on 22. On july 1, we decided to hold a referendum with the following content: "are you in favor of demolishing the former indoor swimming pool and redesigning the resulting open space in accordance with the redevelopment concept adopted by the city council??" Should the city council decide to go through with the referendum, the referendum should be held together with the referendum "preservation of our indoor swimming pool – swimming instead of demolition 2".0" be put to the vote.

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No longer on the city council: “es lebbe geht weider” (it’s alive again)

No longer on the city council: 'es lebbe geht weider' (it's alive again)

They have helped shape the kitzingen city council for many years. In the election on 15. Marz they all three failed narrowly. A conversation with local politicians who have invested a lot of time in their hometowns. And who won’t be bored in the next few years despite an election defeat.

Franz bohm served on the kitzingen city council for 42 years. Longer than any other. He has been mayor of four burghers and was deputy mayor for twelve years. No one has failed more narrowly than him. Nevertheless, bohm seems relaxed. "I’m not shocked," he asserts. He was happy to work as a city councilor for two more years, familiarizing the new colleagues from his group prokitzingen. "Then i had called it a day anyway," he confesses. Franz bohm will be 80 years old in 2022. "I don’t want to sit on the council with an eighth in front of me any more. I have always said that."

Manfred marstaller had gladly worked for his group in the city council for another six years. Third place was not enough on the etc list. "Our election campaign was suboptimal," says the group chairman. He female: without own OB-candidate one loses also with the city council election votes. "We talked about it far too late in the day."Especially among the young members, the frustration is therefore great. "It’s not easy to get them excited about local politics anyway," said marstaller, who had wanted a generational change in his own grouping.

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