The children stream into the hall

The children stream into the hall

Handball is in – thanks to the world championship in germany and denmark at the beginning of the year. Millions of spectators in front of their TV sets were rooting for the german team, which played its way into the hearts of the fans with strong performances and into the semifinals. Now many kids want to try handball for themselves. Thus the TV marktleugast experiences an influx like never before. "The rush of kids can hardly be stopped", trainer peter frankmolle is pleased. "Even more important than the performance of our national team was the live broadcast on public television", he and sandra dietrich, two of the four main coaches in charge of children’s handball at TV marktleugast, believe.

The club from the frankenwald has been a regular guest in the elementary schools of the kulmbach district for a few years now with a taster training session. While only a handful of children could be convinced of this fast and athletic sport in the past, the number has increased significantly in the meantime.

The trainers from marktleugast took advantage of the opportunity and were even active in the elementary school during the world cup "with extraordinary success", says peter frankmolle. More than 30 new boys and girls have found their way to the triple sports hall in marktleugast to play handball. "They are enthusiastic and eager to train and try to imitate the TV heroes. Everything done right", so the conclusion of peter frankmolle, who is among other things active as a child handball adviser of the BHV upper franconia.

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At sinnberg, the wait is on for new kindergarten places

At sinnberg, the wait is on for new kindergarten places

Stephanie glaser is looking forward to the move. Still a shell stands at the sinnberg. Bare roof beams are laid over walls of red brick. Instead, the director of the sinnberg kindergarten sees brightly painted walls, colorful pictures and small wooden tables in her mind's eye. Instead of the building tower, she can see 200 children's legs running across the floor. At the beginning of next year, after more than a year, the kindergarten will be able to leave the provisional rooms in salinenstrabe and move into the new building. "We will have more space, glaser is pleased.

The graduate teacher and her team of 13 educators and nurses will then have five learning workshops – thematically separated rooms for playing, learning and handicrafts – at their disposal. They fit in with the open concept of the facility. In addition, there will be cooking and dining areas, common rooms, and sleeping facilities. "What educators can never have enough of is parking space", laughs glaser. The work materials also have to be accommodated.

More space, not enough places
But more space means more space only to a certain extent capacities, says glaser: "we have twelve more places in the daycare center." So far, twelve children under the age of three can be cared for; after the move, there will be 24. The number of kindergarten places remains constant at 75.

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Minister herrmann promises: from 11. June continues with the weismain bypass

minister herrmann promises: from 11. June continues with the weismain bypass

The mayor of weismain has high hopes for the bavarian interior minister joachim hermann. At the CSU’s political summer in the fire department’s marquee, udo dauer appealed to the minister: "we are heavily in debt and urgently need stabilization aid."
The allocation of requirements must take account of weismain’s unusual situation and special tasks. With a constant population and stable economic power, an allocation was urgently needed.

Arrived despite deadline pressure

The minister promised to work on the problems of weismain. He recalled the groundbreaking ceremony for the weismain bypass last year, at which he had agreed to come to the fire department’s anniversary celebration. He succeeded in spite of the pressure of deadlines. With the announcement that on 11. The mayor, supported by the weismain brass band, toasted the 1,500 visitors and political celebrities with the hope of financial assistance and a successful celebration.
District administrator christian meibner emphasized that the merger of the two voting districts of kronach and lichtenfels had proved successful. Projects in both counties, such as the four-lane expansion of federal highway 173, could be implemented more effectively. A decisive step was the planning approval of the tree removal. Meibner recalled the government’s promise to develop rural areas. "This must also be implemented in our country".

Radio punches remain

The district administrator rode out sharp attacks against right-wing movements and parties. The nazi era must not be used as a political tool. Mdl jurgen baumgartner said it was important to close radio gaps by erecting new radio masts. He gave a positive assessment of the "science campus e-commerce" the baur group as a new, state-required research location in burgkunstadt. The state vocational schools in lichtenfels are also on a forward-looking path with the training for online business management.
Michael bienlein, chairman of the weismain CSU, also spoke in his capacity as chairman of the bavarian farmers’ association. He remembered helmut brunner, who was elected from the 30. October 2008 until 20. March 2018 state minister for food, agriculture and forestry in the seehofer cabinet was. He was skeptical about the new incumbent, michaela kaniber, the minister of agriculture: "she doesn’t know what she’s talking about." But it speaks for itself that it has clearly criticized the plans of the eu commission on the future of european agricultural policy. If the proposals became reality, farmers would not only face painful cuts in funding, but also considerable additional requirements.
As "fire minister joachim herrmann buried the jubilant fire brigade with the words: "for a century and a half they have left no stone unturned here". Rescue and aid organizations are essential pillars of internal security in bavaria.
430,000 of the 450,000 firefighters work on a voluntary basis. 49,000 firefighter trainees testify to outstanding work with young talent. For the support of municipalities and counties, the state government had paid out 184 million euros in claim funds in the past years. The municipalities in the district of lichtenfels received more than 1.6 million euros in the same period. The minister called violence against emergency workers scandalous and demanded harsher punishments. In the crime statistics, 4533 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants were recorded in bavaria in 2017. Nationwide there are 6700. In upper franconia, the number of crimes was 4499 per 100,000 inhabitants, in the district of lichtenfels only 4113, and the clearance rate here was above average at 70.6 percent.
Hermann declared war on international islamist terrorism. This also includes a changed immigration law. Immigration must not exceed 220,000 persons.

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Warentest up close

Warentest up close

Sounds like a cool job: get paid, go shopping, and get paid to go shopping. Ten ladies and gentlemen have such a job: they are shoppers at stiftung warentest. Their errands are an essential point for the preparation programs. But it takes between six and twelve months before the buyers can go out, laboratories are commissioned to carry out tests, and the results are published in the test booklets or on the stiftung warentest website.

Advisory board decides on program

"before the examinations, an advisory board with representatives of suppliers, consumers and independent institutions will discuss the market situation and the examination program, determine the program and send it to the suppliers", explains holger brackemann, head of investigations at the stiftung warentest foundation in berlin. The review program will be based on a "comprehensive approach that includes the product characteristics relevant to the consumer."

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Training opens up opportunities for advancement

Training opens up opportunities for advancement

The variety of technical professions is rough. At nipro glass in munnerstadt (formerly MG glas), four different apprenticeship occupations are offered. There are still applicants, but in view of the demographic development, training manager frank biegner also expects a shortage of skilled workers and that trainees will become a scarce commodity. For this reason, nipro also likes to use the girls' day to give young people an insight into the technical professions offered by the company.

Technical branch an advantage
"There are still applicants", says frank biegner. It gets a little more difficult when it comes to the closer selection, because some of the interested parties apply for a technical profession, but do not attend a technical branch at secondary school. He thinks this is not easy and gets approval from sandra fiegand, who is a trained production mechanic herself and has completed many further training courses, including a technician's apprenticeship. The technical branch is not a prerequisite, but it makes training easier, she says. Because technical mathematics and physics are basics that are needed again and again, which frank biegner also confirms.

Sandra fiegand (quality management and assurance), frank biegner (deputy head of the maintenance department) and catharina pickel (technical customer service) were happy to organize the girls' day because they see such taster days as a good way of informing young people at an early stage about the career opportunities in the company, but also about the requirements. Three girls had a look around for one day this time. Celine reichert, nina neumayr and lena gundelach were curious about work processes and only lena gundelach already had some experience in technical things.

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Icemen “are very happy” – munich nervos

icemen 'are very happy' - munich nervos

Don jackson looked calmly into the round. His berlin coach colleague uwe krupp also stayed cool after auben. It couldn’t be more exciting: the final drama of the german ice hockey championship will be a showdown between EHC red bull munchen and the ice barbarians berlin.

On thursday (19.30 o’clock) the all-important seventh match takes place in munich. The taciturn EHC coach jackson didn’t want to know about a home advantage. "That’s something for journalists," was his grumpy reply on tuesday evening.

The munich team, so confident until the fourth duel of the final series and the 3:1 lead, showed nerves of steel. The reigning champion is on the verge of losing the almost certain title hat trick after the second missed match puck. Even the most cautious optimists had not expected such a comeback from the icemen.

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Scm is back on place 3

Scm is back on place 3

The first men’s team of SC memmelsdorf scored a 3:1 victory against TSV lengfeld, the second-last team in the bavarian volleyball league. Thus, another three points went to the account of SCM, which is now back on the third place.
For both teams it was a trend-setting match. The home team had the third place in the table in the eye. The guests from lengfeld had to collect points in the relegation fight. Accordingly motivated and loud the opponents presented themselves in the initial phase of the game. TSV started much better and benefited from the lack of penetrating power of the memmelsdorf attack. At this stage, the team around player-coach michael werner was still struggling to score points of its own. Werner was forced to use up his time-out quota early on when the score was 4:9 and 4:11. The guests love but nothing more to burn and decided the first set with 25:17 for themselves.
The next round began with a 5:0 lead as a result of powerful serving by player tobias werner, who at all times could rely on the constant reception performance of libero johannes kaufmann and used his attackers at will. Then, however, came a slump, and the opponent shortened to 22:21. In the last phase, middle blocker rene schuler missed the set point at 26:25. Shortly after, he decided the set with a block point 28:26 for his team.
In the third section, the memmelsdorfer showed a more solid performance. The fans saw competitive rallies with numerous saves. The game was now under control of the home team, which prevailed 25:19. A lot of this evening went over the emotions. In the fourth set, the players had to admonish and motivate themselves again and again, after they lost some of their tension and could not match the performance of the previous set. Numerous defensive actions by michael werner saved the SCM the set victory with 25:22.

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Rob or flop? Opposition speaks of smoke and mirrors

Rob or flop? Opposition speaks of smoke and mirrors

Drauben in the district and also in the streets and alleys of bamberg it was undoubtedly foggy on monday morning. Arguments are now going on about the fog content indoors, in the district office, where the environment committee met. From "smoke and mirrors the district council candidates andreas schwarz (SPD) and bernd fricke (grune) spoke in identical terms – without agreeing with each other. Smoke candles rounded up district administrator johann kalb (CSU). Environmental and transport policy fog, to be precise.

Diversionary maneuver or serious suggestion toward a regional bus station in bamberg? Rob or flop? This is the question.

"We took a look at the bus stations in amberg and forchheim. The flat that is envisaged in our case is already a clearly different one there", district administrator kalb reported to the district councils without going into detail.

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Grattstadt also became part of the bad rodach playground offensive

grattstadt also became part of the bad rodach playground offensive

The playground offensive initiated by the SPD city council faction and supported by the city council of bad rodach did not stop at grattstadt.

Although the district did not get a completely new playground, the existing and outdated equipment was brought into such good shape that observers could well think that something new had been created next to the curling rink.

Out of the blazing sun

In addition to the renovations, the slide was moved at the suggestion of burgers so that it is not exposed to direct sunlight. But completely without firm the grattstadter wanted their "new" do not hog the playground. They opened the floodgates to mayor tobias ehrlicher with their wish for an official inauguration.

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How much money is a hand worth?

How much money is a hand worth?

One eye: 50 percent. One arm: 70 percent. Index finger: ten, other fingers: five percent. These are the guideline values of the dismemberment scale used in private accident insurance to determine the degree of disability. It significantly determines the level of disability benefits. However, the insurance cover is not always sufficient in the event of a serious incident, and accident insurance policies are often even superfluous.
"You can recognize a good contract by the fact that the customer does not only receive a high sum in the case of 100 percent disability", says susanne meunier from the foundation warentest. "Even with lower degrees of disability, the benefits must be right". In its most recent test on this topic in december 2011, finanztest tested several hundred tariff offers and only awarded the quality rating "very good" three times.
All tariffs in the test had to provide at least 500,000 euros in the event of full disability. "Of the 28 million or so policies in circulation, most are probably not even close to being as good as our test winners", says meunier. Unfortunately, this could not be easily seen in the conditions and the small print.

Benefits from one percent

If you have an offer or would like to review your existing policies (current policies can be cancelled with three months' notice at the end of the insurance year), you should ask for the detailed terms and conditions of the policy. "An info sheet or brochure is not enough", says meunier.
What an accident insurance policy is worth depends on several aspects, according to finanztest. A police should be valid worldwide and around the clock. Pure recreational accident insurance is not so good, however, and policies that only cover certain situations – e.G., sports – are no good at all. B. When driving a car – apply.
The tariff should already provide benefits from one percent disability, not just from 20 or 50 percent. Finanztest also recommends tariffs with a progression, because the insured person receives a multiple of the insured sum in the event of severe disability. You should also make sure that the death benefit – which often depends on the sum insured – is around 10,000 euros. Finally, the conditions should not be worse than the model conditions (AUB 2010) of the german insurance association (GDV). A good contract offers the following plus points over the standard terms: improved dismemberment index, later recognition of pre-existing conditions, extended deadlines for occurrence, recognition of disability, and fewer exclusions of benefits.
The guideline values of the member tax are not obligatory, says katrin ruter de escobar of the GDV. "This table is a non-binding suggestion for the contract design." Some insurers offer tariffs with different member rates. They then recognize up to 100 percent for their loss instead of the usual 55 percent – and the insured gets more money.
The final amount of the lump-sum benefit depends on the doctor's opinion. "As a rule, there is a down payment from the insurer", says ruter de escobar "so that capital is already there, for example, if you have to rebuild the apartment." The final sum will be paid out if, at the end of the recovery process, it has been determined which impairment and which degree of disability will remain.

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