Virtual fight against speed cameras

Virtual fight against speed cameras

Yesterday morning, a user reported on the facebook page "speed camera kitzingen": "speed camera at the exit of kaltensondheim in the direction of erlach in the 50 zone." He is one of around 1,800 friends of the site at present – and the trend is upward. Apparently everyone is fed up with getting traffic tickets. The principle of how to avoid it is very simple: as soon as a facebook user sees a speed camera or a police officer with a laser gun, he or she can leave a message on facebook within a few seconds using an internet-enabled cell phone. All friends of "blitzer kitzingen" are then automatically notified – and do not fall into the radar trap, at least at the location concerned.
Harald hoffmann, head of the police inspection (PI) kitzingen, does not find such offers objectionable. "If it's spread with the message that driving slowly is important, i'm fine with it." Perhaps , says hoffmann, this will also appeal to drivers who are not driving on stretches of road where the police are currently taking measurements. He hopes that this will automatically make people drive slower.

Police write 1 100 reports

This hope was not fully realized last year, however. Speeding was still the cause of around 260 accidents in the district. This means a slight decrease compared to the previous year:
"last year we measured a total of 290 hours of speed with our hand-held measuring devices. In 2010 it was 170 hours", says hoffmann. In 2011 the police inspection kitzingen wrote a total of 450 reports. That means the 450 drivers were speeding at least 21 kilometers per hour either in or out of town. "We set our laser measuring device in such a way that it is mainly the speeders who are caught in our net", explains hoffmann.
The kitzingen police department mainly measures the. Precisely there "where accidents often occur and where there is a high volume of complaints", says hoffmann. "We want to catch speeders", he emphasizes again. "We're not in it for the money, that goes into the state budget." The police are at real trouble spots such as schools or kindergartens, says helmut habermann, deputy head of the wurzburg-biebelried traffic police, which supports the kitzingen police force in monitoring traffic. "And of course at blind spots in towns and cities where accidents often occur." "The kitzingen police station is responsible for evaluating the driving points", habermann explains the cooperation. Last year, the traffic police measured around 450 hours of traffic in the entire district at the following locations. In this period she has written 651 reports.
But not all of the fines imposed end up directly in the state's coffers: "it's a different story when municipalities have opted for municipal traffic monitoring", says hoffmann. This applies to about half of all administrative communities in the district of kitzingen.
But no matter whether it is the police or the municipal traffic control that does the speeding, it could soon be "blitzer kitzingen" heiben: "blitzer in the gartenstrabe." Residents have complained about speeding there.
The organizers behind "blitzer kitzingen stand, wanted with the "kitzinger" do not talk about their facebook page. Police officer habermann can live with their offer just as well as his colleague hoffmann: "we don't care why people keep to the speed limit. It is important to us that they drive slowly."

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Cortese wins world championship – all wm titles gone

Cortese wins world championship - all wm titles gone

With ease and patience cortese rode away from his competitors in the moto3 class and spared his father’s birthday with the triumphant ride. "This was a victory for him that brought me into the world championship, brought me up from a young age. A big thank you to him," said cortese after hugging his father at the finish line.

One week after the 22-year-old, the other candidates for the title also clinched their world championship victory in phillip island. In the moto2 class, a third-place finish was enough for spanish rider marc marquez to clinch the title ahead of the final grand prix in valencia on 11. November to become stefan bradl’s successor.

Jorge lorenzo secures his second title after 2010 with a second place in the motogp kings class. The spaniard benefited from the retirement of his compatriot and rival dani pedrosa due to a crash. Winning his home race, australian casey stoner achieved the feat of winning for the sixth time in a row. Last year’s world champion ends his career after this season.

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Poor prospects for new assault rifle ban in the usa

poor prospects for new assault rifle ban in the usa

There are not enough supporters for such a rule in the upper house of the washington congress. Even in his own party there are many opponents.

With this, obama will probably have to write off his demand for a "sensibly designed" ban on such assault weapons. It was part of his initiative after the rampage at a school in newtown (connecticut), where an assassin shot 20 children and six adults with an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle in december. A nationwide ban on certain rapid-fire weapons automatically expired in 2004 after ten years.

Other restrictions demanded by obama could still make it into law. These include extensive screening of gun buyers, a maximum limit on the number of cartridges per magazine and measures to combat illegal arms trafficking. After the senate, the house of representatives also had to pass the bill. There, the republicans have the majority, who reject obama’s push for stricter gun laws.

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After a 284-day break, non-stop ice hockey in the future

After a 284-day break, non-stop ice hockey in the future

Months of complaining and dithering in the german ice hockey league are over. More than nine months after the season was cancelled due to the corona crisis, the DEL season will start this year after all.

On 17. December – 284 days after the last DEL game so far in march – the opening game of a shortened season is to be played with a different schedule and full of uncertainties. "We know that there are still a lot of uncertainties, we will certainly have to improvise," said DEL general manager gernot tripcke after the decisive club switch, but was visibly relieved: "we all feel very, very comfortable. We’re coming into the season late, but hopefully all the better for it."

The mode is, however, necessarily habit-forming for most fans, who are used to 52 main-round game days and subsequent playoffs up to the championship cure. Apart from the fact that they won’t be able to go to the stadiums anyway and will have to rely on a magentasport subscription, the telekom platform, like the NHL, offers "non-stop field hockey" with up to three games a day until mid-march.

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President gauck by queen elizabeth ii. Received

president gauck by queen elizabeth ii. Received

Together with his partner daniela schadt, the german president was received by the queen and her husband prince philip at the portal of buckingham palace. Afterwards, the meeting continued indoors with a lunch and working talks.

One of the topics to be discussed is the german-british relationship. The british royal family has german roots. The queen’s great-grandfather, prince albert, was german. Until 1917, the british royal family was called saxony-coburg-gotha, before it was renamed windsor for political reasons.

In his eight months in office, gauck (72) is in london for the third time. At the start of the olympic games, he was also received by the queen along with about 100 other heads of state. At the subsequent paralympics for disabled athletes, gauck met members of the german team, as he had at the olympics.

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Bamberg’s sand in a state of exception

Bamberg's sand in a state of exception

The countdown to the 63. Bamberg sandkerwa runs. On thursday at 7 p.M., the burgerverein IV. District will open this year's sandkerwa together with the tapping of the keg beer by mayor andreas starke (SPD) in the marquee at the leinritt. The fairgrounds were already bustling with activity in all corners and ends during the construction work.

The marquee at the leinritt has been up for a few days and almost all of the 4,000 pennants are already hanging over the streets. Also the first "festgaste" have, for example at the crane, discovered the beer table sets and conquered them for themselves. There was no beer, sausages or fish, but there was a "free" food stand seating with a view of the marquee and little venice.

The exhibitors are also busy with screws and hammers. During our tour, the planes of the carousel in front of the university library were still on the ground, but showman georg fischer assured: "in two hours, everything will be ready and you could already take the first ride."

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Anna-sophie reier first graduate

Anna-sophie reier first graduate

Anna-sophie reier from kronach is the first female graduate of the future design degree program. The part-time master’s program at the coburg university of applied sciences, located on the loewe campus in kronach, has been in existence since march 2016. In the new semester, the now more than 130 students will again be working on innovative projects from and for the region. Of the 53 semester projects carried out so far, 35 have been implemented in cooperation with organizations and companies around the kronach and coburg sites. This semester there are again interesting project partners such as the kulturburo coburg.

Innovative marketing concepts

Anna-sophie reier, the "first hour" future designer, in her master’s thesis she dealt with innovative marketing concepts for regional gastronomy. "Studying future design taught me to look at things from different perspectives. Unlike in everyday work, you learn to approach challenges differently – in an unusual way, with innovative methods and in interdisciplinary teams."

The vice president of the university of coburg, michael lichtlein, presented the first graduate with her master’s certificate and congratulated her on her success.

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Skilled workers and trainees have good opportunities on the labor market

Skilled workers and trainees have good opportunities on the labor market

"As usual, the number of unemployed rose slightly in the vacation month of august. However, with the current unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, we have returned to the very good level of 2018 and 2019", explains sebastian pei-ne. The head of the bayreuth-hof employment agency, which is also responsible for the district of kulmbach, emphasized that the number of unemployed is significantly below the previous year's figures and in some cases even below the pre-crisis level.

Moderate increase

According to peine, the training market still offers many opportunities until well into the fall. "In the region, 1432 apprenticeship positions are still waiting for an applicant." Unemployment also rose very moderately in the kulmbach area. Most of the people who came forward were young. Most of them have concrete plans on how to proceed from autumn onwards. Many graduates already have a suitable job offer.

"In general, despite the vacation season, the local labor market in kulmbach is well receptive. Temporary employment contracts have been extended, some have even been made permanent, and conversions from mini-jobs to midi-jobs have also been observed.".

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A castle and 400 cattle

A castle and 400 cattle

The view sweeps across the expanse of golden yellow fields to staffelberg and banz monastery. The manor house on the ummersberg rests stately. The path is lined with birch trees rustling in the wind. A castle-like building, little towers, a park behind it: in this movie-like setting, the only thing missing is the young owner of the estate, elegantly dressed and trotting along on his horse – but the french reality is not that kitschy. Jochen finkel wears jeans and a gray T-shirt, which he will exchange for another gray T-shirt in the course of our meeting. The young master farmer has plenty to do. T-shirt no. 1 already looked like work in the morning. There we met the 31-year-old in a field above eggenbach in the district of lichtenfels.

"Because of the bird protection we were not allowed to cut the hedges. But overhanging aste must go, I have clarified this with the agricultural office. Otherwise something like this will happen", he pointed to the broken wing mirror on the tractor. Then he took us to the farm. Five kilometers further on we were surprised by the stately home with stone lows in front of the house and bronze statues in the park. Gut ummersberg lies lonely on the road between birkach and busendorf and is the smallest part of the municipality of ebensfeld. We want to get to know all the residents. But first the granny.

The east prussian and his franks

Antonia marie finkel, 80 years old, searches out documents. In 1872, the wealthy doctor august swaine loved to build the palatial home on the farm and lay out the park. Because he had no children, his cousin inherited it well. Her husband came from the east prussian noble family conta and is said to have always stood on the tower to see whether the people in the fields were really working. Some also say that he only put up a doll so that the workers would feel watched. Either way: it was no use. "That used to be 60 hectares, he couldn’t see that far. The people have transferred the grain behind the mountain on their own wagons."

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Richard roblee enthralled the audience with his music in habfurt

Richard roblee enthralled the audience with his music in habfurt

It all started with him eight years ago, and since then the trombonist and singer richard roblee has graced the habfurt cultural office live in the "jazz times different" series about every two years. At his fourth concert under the motto "richard roblee swings again together with hubert winter (saxophone), bernhard pichl (piano), felix wiegand (bass) and paul hochstadter (drums) he was in the best of moods and received a lot of applause and bravos from the audience.

Richard roblee, who comes from seattle /USA and has played and sung in the local symphony orchestra, the honolulu symphony orchestra and the del courtney big band, among others, came to germany in 1988, where he has since devoted himself primarily to church music. He composes and writes arrangements, gives workshops, plays in his "verylitllebigband" and was professor for jazz and big band at the university of music in wurzburg from 2003 to 2009. As such he remarked mischievously in habfurt: "it is a great pleasure to be here again, with such great musicians. They were once my students and today they are full blooded musicians." They all work as teachers, play in various formations, compose and arrange, and each enjoys an outstanding reputation on their instrument.

Together they performed many compositions by richard roblee, such as "are you ready??", "chirpy" and "down home", but also the stalwart "bernie’s tune" by bernie miller "perdido" by juan tizol",S wonderful" by george gershwin and the traditional "green sleeves" to obey. In between, the musicians fascinated the audience with the advent song "wir sagen euch an den ersten advent" and the luther song "aus tiefer not schrei ich zu dir" (out of deep distress i cry to you), arranged in the blues style of richard roblee.

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