Advantage practice

Advantage practice

Andreas pfaff would make it so again. In sixth grade, today's ninth grader had been able to go to junior high school. He decided against it. "I had a learning disability, was bad in german. At the middle school, everyone receives individual attention. The fact that you don't have constantly changing teachers, but one class teacher, who knows you and can respond to your needs. It was good for me, and that's why I stayed here", the schoolmaster of the gottfried-neukam middle school explains. But that's not the only reason: andreas wanted to become an industrial mechanic; through various internships that are part of the curriculum, he has already gained experience, has been able to find out whether this job really suits him – and has even already received training offers.

Uwe dorfer, director of the school district, also sees the in-depth vocational orientation as one of the advantages of the middle schools. He makes a plea for this – especially for those in the kronach school district. The bad reputation as a "rest school, the middle schools often have, they do not deserve, dorfer is convinced. Of course, one must differentiate between the schools in the cities and in the countryside. "You should first see for yourself what is on offer at the middle schools before you criticize", dorfer is of the opinion.

A place of farewell for all people of unterleiterbach

A place of farewell for all people of unterleiterbach

It almost seemed like a never-ending story: more than six years ago, the market town council of zapfendorf visited the dilapidated mortuary in unterleiterbach during a site visit. Since the renovation turned out to be too expensive, the decision was quickly made to build a new building. But he delayed, several drafts were discussed, finances played more and more a role. Now the new mortuary is standing – and was handed over to its intended purpose in the course of a church service.

Cracks in the walls
When cracks appeared a few years ago in the unterleiterbach morgue, which was built in 1970, they were repeatedly patched up. The renovation, however, turned out to be not exactly permanent. Perhaps the building lacked a proper foundation, the councilors suggested, and the bells housed in the roof and the shock they caused did the rest. It soon became clear that if unterleiterbach was to continue to have a mortuary, a new building would have to be built.
There were discussions about a separate bell tower, about a toilet facility and about the sense and nonsense of having charnel houses in the different parts of the community. At the end of the process, the design of the current building was created – with the bells in the attic, as before. In the course of the construction period, including the furnishings, around 116,000 euros were spent on the mortuary "an attractive building at a reasonable cost", as mayor josef martin (CSU/VU) called it at the inauguration ceremony.
Father charles and pastor kornelius holmer were also present. "It is a special day for me to be able to help inaugurate a mortuary. In my home country, the new federal states, death was mostly pushed to the margins. But saying goodbye is essential for us to be able to grieve and come to terms with the death of a loved one, said pastor holmer. Together with father charles, he consecrated the building, which was accompanied by the music of the unterleiterbach brass band.

Bernanke does not rule out ‘weak recession’ in 2013

Bernanke does not rule out 'weak recession' in 2013

This could even lead to a "weak recession" early next year, bernanke said in his semi-annual report to the US senate banking committee. He warned urgently of the risks of the euro crisis for the american and global economy. "The possibility that the situation in europe will deteriorate further remains a crucial threat to the outlook," he said tuesday.

At the same time, the fed chief made it clear that the central bank was ready to trim the economy with further m easures. However, he did not name any specific steps. Historically low interest rates should be maintained at least until the end of 2014.

A new beginning after the fire

A new beginning after the fire

Miriam hegner

the forklift slowly lowers its massive load, a brand-new cnc machine wrapped in plastic film and adhesive tape. Tobias reinhardt watches the process with a watchful eye. Because this machine, together with the two others that the forklift truck is bringing into the hall one by one, is the cornerstone of the new machinery of the company reinhardt prazisionsdrehteile, the cornerstone of the new beginning after the catastrophe.

Making a strong case for the kulmbach campus in munich

making a strong case for the kulmbach campus in munich

Since the state government’s decision last year, the city of kulmbach and the university of bayreuth have been working on implementing the project. An important step in this process is the inclusion of the transfer in the 2019/20 double budget of the free state of bavaria, for which the mayor of hamburg, henry schramm, once again spoke out in munich. There he met with science minister marion kiechle and finance and home affairs minister albert furacker. The minister of science was particularly interested in the research focus of the new faculty. OB schramm: "the minister had an open ear and was very positively disposed towards our request. That’s great, especially now, when it comes to shaping the project."

Enormous upfront costs

A lot has happened since the cabinet’s decision: "we have acquired buildings and land for future use by the university and are working hard to find transitional solutions so that teaching can begin in 2020. We are currently in the process of drawing up an urban development framework plan," explains the mayor, and added: "the city of kulmbach and the university of bayreuth have already made enormous advance contributions. It would now be very important to be included in the next double state budget with the corresponding construction funds in order to be able to finance the planning services."
The goal of the oberburg master is to hold a round table together with the university of bayreuth in order to present the current status and the content concept to the new, responsible ministers of state. The minister of science has confirmed the date.

Fos herzogenaurach continues to have bad cards to play

The reactions ranged from regrettable (jorg bubel) to disappointing (doris wustner): at its meeting yesterday morning, the district school committee had no choice but to take note of the statements made by district administrator eberhard irlinger (SPD). A technical high school in herzogenaurach currently has no chance of approval, he said.

At the request of the SPD and CSU, the head of the district had once again sought clarification from the ministry of education, but he was unable to elicit any better news from the ministerial director, german denneborg. On the contrary: the attitude has become even more critical, irlinger said. A rejection is not to be rutteln at present.

E-center in kitzingen to be rebuilt

E-center in kitzingen to be rebuilt

The kitzingen e-center is to be redesigned and reorganized. And the city administration would like to kill two birds with one stone with it. She wants to strengthen the location on marktbreiter strabe – and the city center at the same time.

How this is to be achieved? By linking the interests of both – the city and the company – with each other. The kitzingen city council decides on the plan on thursday.

17 Dead in airplane crash in congo

17 dead in airplane crash in congo

An old german-built propeller plane crashed into a house during takeoff in the congo, killing at least 25 people, according to local authorities.

The plane was carrying 17 passengers and two crew members, according to the office of the provincial governor of north kivu. They were all killed when the dornier 228 crashed into a house shortly after takeoff in the town of goma on sunday, he said. In this house, another six people died in the accident, according to health authorities.

Luther, the emperor and the fdp

Luther, the emperor and the fdp

He enters the door beaming, even if a little late. "Blame the ICE", says heubisch.He arrived too late in nurnberg, and the regional train to upper franconia left him in front of the nose. Moreover, before the visit to coburg there was an appointment in kulmbach. The visit to the veste on tuesday was practically self-imposed by the former minister and dentist: after all, as minister for science and art, he had "initiated the luther exhibition", as he emphasizes. At the end of the visit, heubisch will say that it was the right decision to open the exhibition "knights, peasants, lutherans" to coburg, since the coburg fortress is an authentic luther site.
Klaus weschenfelder, director of the art collections, and fabian fiederer from the three-headed exhibition management team from the haus der bayerischen geschichte (hdbg), personally escort the guest and the local FDP celebrities through the exhibition.
At least there is time for a few mutual compliments. Fiederer and weschenfelder report that the day before the 90000 visitor was buried, and they order pit from richard loibl, director of hdbg. "I’m supposed to tell you: when you were a minister, it was already special", says weschenfelder, and heubisch beams even more.
Then we’re off: the group hurries through the rooms at high speed. There is a lot to see, and heubisch takes the time to take a closer look at some of the exhibits. The historical road map, for example, where coburg is (coincidentally) in the center, or the display table where visitors can guess what the farmers lived on in the 16th century. Century ernahrten. Actually, this table was intended more for the children, explains fiederer. But the guessing game appeals to all age groups. "Yesterday the technology failed. There were tumultuous scenes among the seniors", tells the exhibition director. The FDP group also gets to work promptly and pushes pictures of foodstuffs across the screen.

Lindner and merkel

The first part of the exhibition portrays the living conditions of the early 16th century. The history of the nineteenth century, from the structure of society to everyday life in town and country, from the importance of religion to court life. Against this background, we move on to the reformation and its (political) consequences. Historically, martin luther and emperor karl V met each other. In 1521 at the diet of worms. In the exhibition is symbolically set in scene, how: luther has editions of the bible and his books at his side, the emperor is flanked by signs of spiritual and secular power. "It’s like lindner against merkel", heubisch comments dryly. Christian lindner is the FDP chairman, and his relationship with the chancellor is not said to be a particularly good one.
But otherwise politics is left out. Wolfgang heubisch stands enthusiastically in front of the (reconstructed) death that strikes the hour on the lowen, he looks appropriately impressed at the original luther writings in the luther room and amuses himself in the room with the pamphlets when fiederer explains that the pictorial satire certainly has its origin in protestant propaganda. "Thank you", heubisch says simply at the end of the tour.