The railroad friends look forward and backward

The railroad friends look forward and backward

A look back at an eventful year dominated the annual general meeting of the rodachtalbahn railroad enthusiasts. Ten years of the museum railroad as well as numerous work assignments on the vehicles, the railroad line and at durrenwaid station have resulted in a large number of volunteer hours being worked.
Work is in full swing on the extension of the track facilities at durrenwaid train station. In the medium term, the construction of a hall for the rolling stock is planned. The klv 53 heavy-duty light rail vehicle required for track maintenance received its main inspection last year and can therefore be used for another eight years.

So far exempt from fees

Up to now, due to the insular location of the museum railroad, the association has been exempt from charging track fees for the use of the route by other transport companies within the framework of non-discriminatory access. Due to a change in the law, fees for the use of tracks and platforms had to be calculated on the basis of the maintenance costs of the facilities and submitted to the federal network agency for approval. Since the railroad friends are the only users of the infrastructure, the association therefore charges itself for the costs incurred. It is hoped, however, that the applications for exemption will be approved. Ultimately, however, the EU commission will decide on the procedure for the eleven-kilometer-long museum railroad, says chairman ralf ellinger.
The number of members has not changed compared to last year. However, it is pleasing to note that several young people have joined the club. Another good news: erich lehnhardt has been a member of the association for 25 years and, in addition to his job as a shunting locomotive driver for the deutsche bahn, he also works for the museum railroad as a locomotive driver and rail bus supervisor. Chairman ralf ellinger thanked for his honorary engagement.

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Olivia jones does not need a relationship at the moment

Olivia jones does not need a relationship at the moment

Although drag queen olivia jones (49) is single, she does not feel lonely. "Not at all. On the contrary," she told the deutsche presse-agentur in hamburg. On the one hand she has her olivia jones family and on the other hand she doesn’t need a relationship either.

"This is not for me. If I had known this 30 years ago, I would have been spared a lot of trouble – and so would others." She needs her freedom and also has a very strange lifestyle.

"And also all these compromises in a relationship. I admire this very much, if this works out. I already have difficulties to find all these compromises with myself."However, she did not want to categorically rule out a permanent relationship. "Maybe things will change at some point."Even a pet is out of the question for you. "I would have liked to have a dog, but i’m so fond of animals that it’s better not to have one. My heart says yes, but my head says I didn’t have the time such an animal needs and deserves."

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“Quellenhof” opens its doors for its 20th anniversary

The "quellenhof" senior citizens’ residential facility celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. As part of a series of events to mark its anniversary, the residential facility is opening its doors today, friday, from 11 a.M. To 3 p.M. And inviting the public to an "open house" a.

44 apartments

The "quellenhof was opened in 1999 and is a residential complex for the elderly with an integrated red cross advice and service office. The residential complex consists of 44 one- or two-room apartments as well as apartments of various sizes. In addition, the "quellenhof" has the following facilities the house has several common rooms, such as a library, the "quellenstube" with a kitchen for parties and social events, and a gymnasium. Currently, around 50 elderly people with different support needs have their home in the "quellenhof".

The care of the residents is ensured and organized by qualified specialists of the integrated advice and service office of the red cross. The BRK advice and service office now also invites residents to an "open house" together with the schedel property management company, the owners’ association and the residents into the senior housing complex. From 11 a.M. To 3 p.M., the "quellenhof" is the place to be open to the public for a visit.

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Hans hutzl has rendered great service to the kronach fire department

Hans hutzl has rendered great service to the kronach fire department

On sunday, hans hutzl reached the age of 80. Year of his life. The socially very committed jubilarian has rendered great services in many ways, especially to the kronach fire department.

Hans hutzl was born in temerin in the former yugoslavia. The family had to flee in the fall of 1944. After two stopovers in hammelburg and the fichtelgebirge, he came to kronach in september 1945 with his mother, sister and grandparents. At that time the family was quartered in the fortress. Here the now 80-year-old also spent his childhood and youth, until he moved with his mother and sister to his own home on the kreuzberg in march 1966.

He began an apprenticeship as a carpenter at the age of 14. He passed his journeyman’s examination and worked in this profession until 1990. During this period, he was a member of the examination committee of the carpenters’ guild for 25 years. In 1991, he joined the district office in kronach as a janitor and deputy driver. He conscientiously carried out these activities until his well-deserved retirement.

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Vettel uncertain before monaco: problems solved by spain?

Vettel uncertain before monaco: problems solved by spain?

Sebastian vettel made a detour to the monaco marina on his racing bike. In the formula 1 camp of the principality, the ferrari star took time for photos with his fans and signed autographs.

Before the sixth race of the season on sunday (15.10 o’clock), however, vettel is unsure whether his scuderia can show any progress. For most recently in spain, the 30-year-old had complained about a lack of speed, tire problems and a lack of reliability.

"Monaco is a very different track from barcelona. We understood where we went wrong in spain, but only time will tell if we have solved these problems," said vettel at the official press conference before the first practice laps on thursday.

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Allianz boss bate wants to thin out management

Allianz boss bate wants to thin out management

At europe’s biggest insurer allianz, management must be more worried about jobs than the general public.

On friday in munich, ceo oliver bate announced a further simplification of the organization and the elimination of hierarchical levels. "It’s not about cutting indians," said bate. "Over time, we want to make the management structures more and more efficient."

Ten years ago, there were still twelve management levels between the local CEO and the employees in the call center at allianz’s major national companies. "In some cases, we still have seven or eight subsidiaries today. And I bet in ten years there will only be five or six," said bate. At the same time, the alliance announced a higher profit for the past fiscal year.

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Herb mixtures in forchheim: house search

Herb mixtures in forchheim: house search

With the search and seizure of a large number of herbal mixtures, the police and the public prosecutor's office in bamberg have now sent a clear signal in the fight against a corresponding store in the city center of forchheim.

Numerous teens and young adults have required medical treatment after consuming herbal mixtures in recent months. A preliminary investigation is underway against the operators for offenses under the narcotics act, the police and the public prosecutor's office announced in a joint press release.

Especially many affected

Volker braun of the commissioner's office IV of the criminal police bamberg said in an interview with the FT in april this year: "at the moment it is indeed the case that there have been increased incidents in forchheim. In 2016 alone there have been 40 traps so far. Basically, it is not that you can say that it only affects forchheim, but that it affects scenes. It may of course be related to the fact that in forchheim at the moment the availability is there. In one or two months, the scene may also have shifted, for example, to the bamberg area." A relocation could now be imminent due to current developments.
At the end of february, the operators opened the store in forchheim's city center.

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To the paradise of amphibians

To the paradise of amphibians

This year’s autumn excursion of the volkach branch of the nature conservation association went to the half-mile lake near the barracks in the east of the town of volkach. For the chairman willi freibott the lake, which is protected as a natural monument, is a gem for the amphibian world, as he is quoted in a press release.

"The earth red, the garlic red, the grass frog and the pond newt all feel at home here," the nature conservationist explained to the participants. The lake not only benefited from the water of the much smaller rothenbachsee lake to the north, the amphibian tunnel system with 21 pipes ensured the exchange of amphibians between the two waters and improved reproduction conditions. The heavily used road to eichfeld has no longer cost any losses on this section since the completion of the structure. This habitat with a wide reed belt and herbaceous area, emphasized honorary chairman hans schneider, is also of special importance for the many waterfowl, such as puffins, wild ducks, great crested grebes and mute swans for the rearing of their young and as protection and resting zones. But also the birdlife, such as herons and reed warblers, took advantage of the natural oasis.

The participants agreed that such retreat areas are becoming increasingly important for the preservation of native nature in view of the increasing consumption of land for construction and roads and the coarse intensive cultivation of the landscape, the message concluded.

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Template: important points unresolved ahead of bund-lander round

template: important points unresolved ahead of bund-lander round

In the country discussions on measures to counter the dramatic development of the corona, there is still no agreement on important points shortly before the meeting with chancellor angela merkel (CDU), who is scheduled for this afternoon.

It is still unclear, for example, at what hospitalization rate there should be access restrictions for the unvaccinated or compulsory testing for the vaccinated and recovered (2G plus). This is the result of a draft resolution made available to the deutsche presse-agentur on thursday, which was sent to the other states by north rhine-westphalia during the night following consultations between the heads of state on wednesday evening. North rhine-westphalia currently holds the presidency of the conference of minister presidents.

The head of the chancellor’s office, helge braun (CDU), also took part in the discussions on wednesday evening. As a matter of principle, the draft resolution now on the table is merely a basis for discussion. As in the previous rounds of the minister-presidents’ conference with merkel, final agreement will not be reached until the very end. On thursday, it was not clear how long the discussions, which began in the early afternoon, would last.

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Gold dream ended: german handball players miss world championship final

gold dream ended: german handball players miss world championship final

German president frank-walter steinmeier consoled captain uwe gensheimer in the catacombs of the hamburg arena, while national coach christian prokop looked ahead again shortly after the end of the german handball team’s gold dream.

With the 25:31 (12:14) defeat in a long gripping semifinal against norway, the DHB selection missed the first entry into the world championship final since the triumph twelve years ago and will now play on sunday (14.30 hrs/ZDF) in herning, danish, against record world champion france for the bronze medal. "We did not play at the optimum today. At the moment, the exchange is rough," said prokop. "But we still have something to do and we will get up."

Steinmeier addressed words of encouragement to the team after the final whistle. "That was a great time. Too bad, today it was not enough. This team inspired. That was a real, real promotion for handball," said the president of the federal government. Together with his wife he comforted the players.

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