Coronavirus turns working life upside down: on the road with a food inspector from habfurt

Coronavirus turns working life upside down: on the road with a food inspector from habfurt

The crime scene outfit is only available in a uniform size. Hair cap and shoe covers fit perfectly, the female protective suit, on the other hand, still has a lot of air around the hooves. "When getting dressed, make sure that the arms do not touch the floor!", warns dr. Werner hornung. Nothing escapes his eyes. Whether it’s dust on the lockers, splashes on the walls, or insect flukes in the flytrap, hornung has developed a merciless eye for detail in his twelve years as head of consumer protection in habfurt. But his department is facing new challenges in light of the corona crisis. Controls must nevertheless be carried out.

Normally hornung would show up completely uninformed. With a short phone call, however, he announces that he will be accompanied this time. Beforehand, the official veterinarian had asked district administrator wilhelm schneider whether food inspections could continue to take place in view of the risk of infection. The answer was a resounding yes. That was a week ago. Shortly afterwards, the bavarian state ministry for the environment and consumer protection tightened up the regulations once again.

Food inspection: not all establishments are the same

"In the case of large-scale operations, inspections are always carried out under the four-eyes principle", hornung explains as he stows his suitcase and protective gear in the car. "At the small chip shop around the corner, on the other hand, two eyes are enough." The conditions of admission have also become more stringent for the target of today’s food inspection: visitors to the habfurt "maintal" confectionery factory a coarse disinfectant dispenser awaits him in the entrance area. Then comes the corona check: guests must affirm that they have had no contact with infected persons or have recently been in risk areas. "Actually, we don’t let anyone in externally anymore", explains food technologist christan hastedt on admission control. Hornung is of course an exception.

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Award for civic engagement

award for civic engagement

The rate of voluntarily engaged people in bavaria is 36 percent – so every third person is engaged as a citizen, as state secretary melanie huml was pleased to note when she introduced three people from the bamberger district who "have done and are still doing exemplary work for our society and the people in our home region" awards presented. In addition to the award of the bavarian honorary medal for services to the community, huml also presented two federal crosses of merit.

The first of the three awards was presented to sonja papemeier. For more than 20 years, she has been caring for her son marco, who is severely mentally and physically handicapped, can neither see nor speak, and can hardly move. His mother’s dedication and care are the only things that enable marco to remain in hallstadt, in his familiar surroundings, huml praised. This is only possible for sonja papemeier by sacrificing her own interests. For her selfless and exemplary efforts, she has now been awarded the order of merit of the federal republic of germany by president gauck.

Franz bauer was also awarded the federal cross of merit on ribbon for his enormous parental care. Supported by his wife gisela, he devotes all his energy and dedication to the well-being of his physically and mentally handicapped son. During the day, frank attends the lebenshilfe workshop; during the rest of the time and on days when the workshop is not open, his parents provide care and support at home, enabling their son to remain in the home community, as melanie huml emphasized in her laudation. Furthermore, franz bauer is committed to ensuring that his son is integrated as best he can into local life in hallstadt.

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Forchheim: “pack mer’s” celebrates anniversary

Forchheim: 'pack mer's' celebrates anniversary

When the franconian praises, it is usually followed by a well-meant “bassd scho” out of this. But if you want to get something done, sometimes you have to be a little more energetic: “let”s get it done!” for twenty years, this has been the motto and name of the second-hand store in forchheim. This anniversary was celebrated on thursday morning.

Cabaret artist mac harder led through the celebration with cheerful explanations of the french language and the nature of the french people. What makes the second-hand store in franconia so unique was explained by the numerous congratulators, including district administrator hermann ulm (CSU) and forchheim mayor uwe kirschstein (SPD).

At the beginning, managing director gerhard pfister reviewed the last 20 years again. The project had already started in 1993 with an idea of the district working group. A furniture store run by caritas was set up, but soon reached its limits.

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Watercolors from passion

watercolors from passion

Outgoing hospital managing director thilo penzhorn described the late artist, who was born in furth, worked as an engineer in the medical industry, and only started working in "atelier 1" at the end of the 1990s had begun intensive painting with clemens wuttke, as an artist who had traveled far and wide.
Manfred hilpert, who has been an avid collector of watercolors for decades and has been able to devote himself actively to this genre in his retirement, does not allow himself to be tied down to specific motifs. No matter whether he is painting familiar french villages with a lot of melancholy, still lifes with expressively luminous flowers and exotic fruit compositions, or the southern french provence style on vacation, the camera for a motif is always there. A hilpert work of art is created at home. "But I also see a photo in the ADAC magazine that I spontaneously choose as the basis for one of my next pictures, and I enjoy it every time I sit together with a german-speaking teacher for a painting circle during my stays in the south of france. For me, painting has now evolved from a hobby to a passion."
Since 2004 the member of the erlanger kunstverein has been painting in "atelier 20" with ekkehardt hofmann in leutershausen and also attended seminars with bernhard vogel in salzburg and werner maier in munich.

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Nurnberg wins 2:1 and stops augsburg’s race to catch up

Nurnberg wins 2:1 and stops augsburg's race to catch up

With the first away win since mid september, nurnberg got out of the danger zone for the time being. In front of 30,660 spectators in the sold-out arena, tobias werner met raphael schafer (36) with the friendly support of "club" goalkeeper.) for the augsburger, who as table-16. We are still six points away from the shore of salvation. The swabians celebrated their last soccer victory against the FCN more than 36 years ago.

"Nurnberg made it damn hard for us. We weren’t forceful enough, so we’re left empty-handed. But there are still plenty of games to go," said augsburg’s werner, referring to the situation at the bottom of the table. The franconians, now 10 points ahead of the FCA, were highly satisfied with the result. "After the 1:1 we were about to give the game away, but in the second half we fought our way back," said coach michael wiesinger and spoke of a deserved victory.

In what was billed as the final match of the relegation battle, the recently highly praised augsburg team lacked determination in attack. Markus weinzierl’s team was unable to compensate for the absence of suspended midfielder daniel baier with andreas ottl nearly as well as the club was able to compensate for the absence of timo gebhart. The franks initially showed the better play, made a lot of steam via the eagles kiyotake and esswein and were able to rely on a stable cover. FCA was caught off guard in the early stages of the game by the aggressive franconians, who immediately had a number of good chances. After a quickly executed free kick by kiyotake, the free-standing markus feulner shot just past the FCA home (3.), a little later tomas pekhart (6.) with the head a sharp input of the lively esswein.

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Idea to bring more under the people

idea to bring more under the people

The road to the extension application was long and tedious. Although the free state made advance payments for the core zones with its state forest, many municipalities had a difficult time. Unfortunately, the discussions that took place in some cases will continue to reverberate for a long time to come. As "nonsense described, for example, bad bruckenau city council members. The image of the indian reservation, to which many felt transported, will continue to circulate over the dinner tables for a long time to come. It is understandable that some municipalities, which are virtually surrounded by core zones and nature reserves, feel restricted in their development. To many rhonians, their home country appears to be a huge compensation area that is only intended to soothe the bad conscience of the booming metropolises with their ever fatter bacon belts.
Even if the predicate
biosphere reserve is not a panacea and creates jobs in other areas as tourism and healthcare are at least as important, the expansion should above all be seen as an opportunity: rhon is setting a good example with the unesco designation and positioning itself as a pioneering region for sustainable development. Nature conservation is only one component, in the biosphere reserves man is not locked out, but may continue to shape his environment. This positive image, this idea of a region that even transcends national borders and the former iron curtain to hold together, should be more in the foreground again.

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Cdu rejects push for referendums

Cdu rejects push for referendums

"We will not agree to the proposal. Consequently, the next coalition will not introduce this either," said CDU/CSU parliamentary group vice chairman gunter krings (CDU) to the german press agency in berlin on tuesday.

The discussion was triggered by a paper prepared by the responsible chief negotiators of the CDU/CSU and the SPD for the first round of coalition negotiations on wednesday. In view of the heated debate, union negotiator and current federal interior minister hans-peter friedrich (CSU) made it clear: "there is no agreement whatsoever on this."The paper was not intended for the public, he told dpa.

On wednesday, the rough round of negotiations will discuss topics such as internal affairs and justice. In the working group on domestic policy, the CDU/CSU and SPD were unable to reach agreement on the issue of direct democracy. Friedrich and his co-negotiator from the SPD, fraktionsgeschaftsfuhrer thomas oppermann, then worked out a compromise proposal.

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Schalke denies agreement with schaaf

Schalke denies agreement with schaaf

Schalke 04 is in a dilemma. The konigsblauen fubballprofis are in the eighth finals of the champions league and have in the bundesliga tuchfuhlung to the international starting places. If that’s still not enough, head coach jens keller is still a coach on call?

The discussions are more intense than ever. Since the konigsklasse draw was a welcome opportunity for distraction. "It’s a great occasion, also for our fans! To be able to compete with the most famous soccer club in the world with players like cristiano ronaldo, iker casillas or gareth bale: we’re really looking forward to it," keller said to the K.O.-encounters with the "royals. For young star julian draxler it will be a highlight: "it has always been my dream to play against real madrid and in the bernabeu one day."But: "it could hardly get much harder for us."

Whether keller will live to see the game as head coach may be doubted. For one rumor is holding firm: thomas schaaf is to take charge. Schalke immediately denied. During the christmas party, club spokesman thomas spiegel announced: "the report is false and does not correspond to the facts."Media reports that the gelsenkirchen team had reached an agreement with schaaf that the former bremen championship coach should replace jens keller at the start of the second half of the season were not acceptable to those responsible.

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Fire department pump replacement, debt reduction and a goodbye

fire department pump replacement, debt reduction and a goodbye

The gemunda fire department is currently not operational because its portable fire engine is defective and can no longer be repaired. The problem is to be solved in such a way that the gemundaer fire-brigade receives the syringe, which is in addition to the firmly installed pump on the dietersdorfer fire-brigade vehicle. The dietersdorf fire department will receive a submersible pump for flood operations and a high-performance air blower to blow smoke out of buildings. This is what the city council decided in its meeting on tuesday. The bottom line is that this will cost the city about 5,000 euros less than the purchase of a new portable fire engine for gemunda, said mayor maximilian neeb (). The dietersdorf fire engine was overhauled only two years ago.

Hospital runs satisfactorily

The flender hospital foundation, which operates the old people’s home in seblach, is developing well: for the past three years, the city has not had to contribute anything to the operation; surpluses are also expected in the coming years. Debt reduction is proceeding according to plan; debt level will be just under 1.5 million euros at the end of the year. 2016 it was still over two million euros. The budget for the current year was unanimously approved.

The building applications of daniel and monika popp (extension to a residential building in merlach) and jorg and jessica barmann (terrace roofing in dietersdorf) were also approved.

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Colorful life tate ortskernen good

Colorful life tate ortskernen good

The fruit and horticulture association of weisendorf (OGV) had invited a very renowned speaker in the form of christine bender, agricultural councillor and deputy district administrator of the schweinfurt district. The agricultural advisor from the horticultural center of bavaria north at the office for food, agriculture and forestry in kitzingen gave a lecture on "fresh wind in old walls – welcome to the old village! The past has a future. The passionate lover of historic rose varieties brought a great deal of experience with her, both from her voluntary work and from her job as district manager for horticulture and landscape conservation in lower franconia.

Bender presented the situation of numerous french villages, where more and more farms are being abandoned, some of them empty, leaving many buildings and opportunities free. Rural exodus, land consumption and the demographic development are challenges for the villages and old town centers.

The aim is to preserve the buildings that dominate the local landscape and to adapt them to today's requirements by means of new forms of use. The old villages are to be preserved alongside the new housing developments of the 1960s and 1970s and the new construction areas of recent years. In many places, new life could be breathed into them through local government measures or local conservation programs such as "our village has a future – our village should become more beautiful".

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