Father and sons rescued from the north sea

Father and sons rescued from the north sea

A father and his two sons were rescued from drowning in the north sea in the middle of the night. They had been hiking on the tidal flats and were probably surprised by the tide, a spokesman for the local police said on saturday.

"The save was in the very last second," reported the sea rescuers. At just before 11 p.M. On friday, a young man heard cries for help from the tidal flats and alerted the police, according to the german society for the rescue of shipwrecked people (dgzrs). The sea rescuers jolted out with a boat and a helicopter near the lower saxony community of butjadingen.

Shortly after, they discovered a 39-year-old father in the light of the searchlight, who was up to his neck in the tidal current. His two 9 and 15 year old sons he held on the arms. The helicopter could not land because the watt was already covered by the flood. From the boat the rescue workers pulled the father and the two children out of the water.

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This is how a smear test at the corona test center really works – habberge district prepares for a second wave

This is how a smear test at the corona test center really works - habberge district prepares for a second wave

Tested by transient eyes report. From a painful scratching that extends from the nasal septum up to the frontal lobe. Such horror stories of corona smears do not prove true at the wonfurt test station. The newly established corona center is not only a contact point for travelers returning to the area, but also a mabnahme with which the district of habberge is preparing itself for a possible second corona wave.

It feels a bit like queuing up at the border checkpoint on the way to your vacation. Make a sharp right turn and then choose line 1. At the end of the queue of cars, however, there is not a muddy border guard waiting, but a health department employee armed with a long cotton swab. The corona test center at the wonfurt district waste center has now been in operation for a week and a half. Whereas at the beginning of the pandemic there was occasional chaos at the two test stations in habfurt due to duplicate appointments, the two-hour swab round in wonfurt ran smoothly on the very first day.

Health department habberge: the corona crisis creates jobs

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Percentages and spacing rules

Percentages and spacing rules

The city center is coming back to life – and if it weren’t for the mouth-nose protection masks on many of the guards, it would have been a normal, fairly quiet tuesday afternoon in spitalgasse. Quiet, but better than monday, when the rain with icy cold kept people from strolling, as sven lotz and heiko wend unanimously report. The two are responsible for the two large department stores on the edge of the city center: heiko wend runs the wohrl store in ketschengasse, sven lotz the galeria karstadt-kaufhof in mohrenstrabe.

Both have just had time over the weekend to expand their sales areas: until saturday evening, only a maximum of 800 square meters could be made accessible to customers. Now everything is open again, and the sigh of relief can be heard formally by both of them through the phone. "Many people didn’t understand why only these 800 square meters on the first floor were available, says lotz. "We have a lot of space where the customers can spread out." But that was not allowed. If you wanted something from the assortment on the upper floors, you had to go to the salespeople. Of course, normal sales were not possible there, says lotz. "But it was better than nothing!"

Now 370 customers were allowed to be in the store at the same time and spread out over the three floors. "The department store" has even opened two of its three entrances. Customers are paid by turstehern via app. But 370 customers in the house at the same time "that’s something you first have to manage", says lotz. "This happens at best before a holiday."

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Rossini trio as a permanent trump card at the “horbich” wine festival

Rossini trio as a permanent trump card at the

"A great festival with good weather and great music", emphasizes the bassist, judged tim seifert and dominik schimkus, who had been at the "weinfest auf der horbich" for the first time stayed. You didn't come alone, but with about 30 members of the fahr am main boys' club. The small town on the mainschleife is no stranger to wine festivals. In this respect, the statement is a real compliment.

Indeed, the organizers of the fifth edition of this event could not have chosen better. The weather was kind to them, the visitors came from all directions and the atmosphere was great – which was not least due to the "rossinis" is due to the fact that after several appearances at the stadtteil-weinfest already a subscription was allowed to book.

What drove the mainfranken from fahr to the vorderrhon, which can actually celebrate the wine festivals in front of their hausture? "We went by bus to the kreuzberg", explains seifert "not to pray, but to hike", he adds. "A colleague of our chairman comes from untererthal, he invited us and that's why we stopped by on the way back", he reveals.

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Criticism of earlier prison leave for serious criminals

Criticism of earlier prison leave for serious criminals

The german police union (dpolg) and the police union (gdp) spoke of an experiment at the expense of security and on the backs of the citizens. The federation of germany’s prison employees said the plans were a "mockery of the victims. So far, the first period of parole is possible after ten years; brandenburg and some other states want to shorten the period to five years.

The unions refer to a proposal that is supported in particular by brandenburg’s justice minister volkmar schoneburg (left). Ten federal states agreed in september to relax the penal system. A corresponding draft model is to form the basis for legislation in the individual countries. However, it is up to the countries themselves to decide which formulations of the model text they want to adopt in their respective laws. As long as the states do not have their own laws, a federal law continues to apply, according to which offenders sentenced to life imprisonment can get leave after ten years in prison.

Dpolg boss rainer wendt told the "bild" newspaper (tuesday): "to let serious criminals loose on citizens again after a very short time is scandalous and would be a dangerous experiment on the backs of the citizens."Gdp chairman bernhard witthaut said: "a so-called long-term exit after five years of imprisonment has severely shaken the citizens’ sense of justice."Witthaut expressed the suspicion that overcrowding in many prisons and the shortage of correctional staff could be a motive for the rush. "For cost reasons, however, the population must not be exposed to any increased danger."

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Weismain city council discusses variants for bypass

Weismain city council discusses variants for bypass

The weismain district of wohnsig was immersed in female splendor on saturday. This was the reason for the walk along the "old jewish path" by the city council literally in the snow. A virtue was made of necessity: farmer georg tempel opened the doors of his barn, the plan with the marked route was attached to the wall, and immediately a discussion about the right bypass for the jura got underway. Small variant in the immediate vicinity of the villages of wohnsig, wunkendorf and modschiedel or rough solution via the old jews’ path – that was the question on which both citizens and local politicians were divided. Both routes run to the west of the three places mentioned above.

There was only one thing on which everyone agreed: the wohnsiger berg must be defused. Several city council members had their vehicles skid on the slippery hairpin curve just before wohnsig and had to turn back without having achieved anything. This clearly demonstrated the problem to the participants. Tempel spoke from the soul of everyone when he stated: "not only on weekends do we have wintry road conditions in wohnsig, but also on weekdays, when the truck drivers are on the road."

The two villagers with the same name studied the plan attentively: hans herold, whose house is number 6, and his namesake, who has number 8 on his building. Both spoke against building a bypass on the old jewish path, preferring the short solution. Why? "As a full time farmer I am against it. Valuable farmland that I own was cut up as a result", said the younger of the two herolds. In the case of the older one, this sounds as follows: "the rough variant only leads to a landfrab." In their opinion, half of the village is against the jewish way. A clear contra came from klaus schreppe, who has realized his dream of owning his own home in wohnsig: "in a small lot, the trucks would whiz right past my house." He fears that it will cause pollution for all citizens living in the immediate vicinity of the bypass.

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A sensible decision

A sensible decision

He served on the steinbach town council for 14 years, the last four as second mayor. This is now to be the end. Also surprising for the political environment christian schulz announced his resignation as second mayor and CSU-councillor on wednesday afternoon. A successor for the deputy of the first mayor, klaus loffler, has not yet been determined.
He has lived his mandate intensively, he explained in a conversation with the frankischer tag, he is a steinbacher with body and soul and he knows how to appreciate his homeland. It is noticeable to the 54-year-old that his decision was not easy for him. He wanted to play an active role in shaping his home: "I didn’t just want to talk, I really wanted to do something. That was the impetus for him to get involved in local politics.
"Den schulz", all the citizens of the municipality of steinbach am wald know him. He is an institution in the fire department. For more than 20 years, he has held the office of commander of the steinbach fire department. He sometimes acted as an interface, for example, when it came to cooperation between the local fire departments or presenting the concerns of the firefighters to the community.

A close friendship

Schulz is someone who is not afraid to take on responsibility. He coordinated the rennsteig fair behind the scenes last year together with the mayor, klaus loffler. "His mayor made it easy for him, says schulz in praise of his "boss. Klaus loffler has given him a lot of freedom in his municipal work. In spite of everything, however, he has noticed in recent weeks that he is reaching the limits of his health and cannot switch off from local politics.
"It was an excellent cooperation and an optimal interaction between the first and second burgermeister", says klaus loffler with a mixture of concern and understanding in his voice. The two are linked by a close friendship. "Schulz has done a great job", he praises. What is important now is his health and his family. CSU faction chairman markus loffler speaks of a "full-blooded local politician, who must have found his decision difficult. "I regret the resignation, but I have to accept his decision."

Not an april joke

The deputy chairman of the CSU parliamentary group, thomas loffler (windheim), speaks of a new situation and necessary personnel decisions, which must be met in a meeting. The CSU has several potential candidates for mayor, he said. In view of the fact that the managing official, thomas kotschenreuther, who is considered to be a candidate for mayor, is, like loffler, of the opinion that a deputy mayor and a candidate for mayor do not have to be a personal matter.
"We still have no 1.April", SPD faction chairman klaus neubauer reacted to the resignation of christian schulz. He has worked a lot with schulz in recent months, but there have been no signs that schulz is resigning from office. Neubauer speaks of a loss for the CSU steinbach am wald.
Whether it is now – after a potential successor for the office of mayor has fallen away with schulz – easier for the SPD faction to bring through an SPD candidate in the case of an election of klaus loffler as district administrator, neubauer did not want to say anything about it: "we must first become clear to ourselves within our faction."

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Norbert birkner joins for new list

The youngest political force in the community of adelsdorf, the "adelsdorfer burger- und wahlerinitiative" (adelsdorf citizens’ and voters’ initiative), is preparing itself with great optimism, preparing for the municipal election campaign. In march 2020, the "adelsdorfer burgers" want to to run in the elections for the municipal council and also to put up a candidate for mayor.

At the group’s youngest members’ meeting at the scharold inn in aisch, incumbent local councillor norbert birkner explained that he plans to become a member of the "adelsdorfer burgers" in march 2020 to compete. This is the result of a press report of the initiative.

2014 birkner had been elected via the list of the free voters. He has been an active member of the local council for a total of 23 years. The 62-year-old oldest municipal councillor of the free electorate from the neuhaus district had recently explained his plans to his parliamentary group, but would of course fulfill his electoral mandate until the upcoming municipal elections. In addition to birkner, markus scharold and sebastian kammerer, who is active on the board of TSV neuhaus, also declared their willingness to become involved in the "adelsdorfer burgers" as a candidate to be put up for sale.

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