Leaders

Ernuchterung after the bye defeat – schalke on the lookout for a striker

Ernuchterung after the bye defeat - schalke on the lookout for a striker

The team down, the coach in need of an explanation: FC schalke 04 is in the doldrums after the 1:2 in the district derby against borussia dortmund. With 14 points after 14 matchdays, the pre-season runners-up are in a relegation battle.

"I don’t know what you call it," said sports director christian heidel almost defiantly. "But we can read the table. We are aware of the situation. We are standing back there and we can’t get out at the moment."

The team’s deep fall also worries last year’s promoted coach. Nevertheless, the 33-year-old is combative. "That the situation is not already, is clear somewhere," said tedesco, whose team lost a derby for the first time in three years after goals from thomas delaney and jadon sancho. The gap to arch-rival and bundesliga leader BVB is 22 points, and the relegation zone is threateningly close.

Sport

The precision of the wurzburg butchers

The precision of the wurzburg butchers

There he stood and looked. Berlin’s dashaun wood raised his eyebrows, plucked his headband, and loved to hang his arms. A pass of maybe five, six meters had just flown an arm’s length past the berlin playmaker and landed somewhere in the vip area. Marko simonovic had passed, but he turned the palms up: innocent. Wood trotted back. The game was decided. 15 minutes before the end, a 49:29 score was flashing from the scoreboard. Alba berlin was trailing in wurzburg. Unassailable. Even wurzburg’s coach john patrick couldn’t help grinning: "we defended very well today and are now looking forward to the chance in berlin."

The wurzburgers were at the mercy of the berliners for 40 minutes, attacked early and alba never got into the game.

Butcher basketball, berlin’s manager marco baldi had already accused the wurzburgers at the first meeting, because of the hard play of the underfranconians, who already start defending at the opponent’s baseline and just don’t give any rest. Only heiko schaffartzik (17 points) scored for alba and at least preserved the hope for the turnaround for alba. But every time the break threatened, the baskets hit their threes through ben jacobson and ivan elliott, or alex king scored via alley oop. "This was one of our best games from the three line", said john patrick. His opponent gordon herbert could hardly find words after the defeat of his team. Long pauses between the sentences, a sip from the water bottle, silence. "Their intensity was much better than ours", said herbert. The alba coach had little more to do than watch his playmaker dashaun wood: look and marvel at what the wurzburgers accomplished in their 79:66 playoff win over berlin.

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At the minigolf meet rough and small ball artists

At the minigolf meet rough and small ball artists

The lanes are not quite dry yet. A heavy rainstorm raged the day before. Mary sopper puts the cushions on the chairs, gets the broom from the storeroom and is just opening her miniature golf course at the state swimming pool. Two children are already waiting impatiently in front of the entrance. Quickly grab the ball and the beater. The day's work begins.

25 years ago sopper took over the plant. For the anniversary there was a big party for young and old. But one thing after the other. In 1988, sopper and her then-husband took over the miniature golf course at the state spa. "At that time we didn't even have running water", tells sopper. Little by little they expanded the facility. A small three-by-three-meter hut served as sales and storage space. "There were no toilets yet either and we only sold ice cream and soft drinks", remembers the 60-year-old.

After ten years it was finally water was installed on the course and there were also toilets. In 1998, the first rough work was completed. The next step was the renovation of the tracks. Work on the facility began in 2007. "The courses were already very old, about 50 years, that was necessary", says sopper.

School

Busy bees and lazy willies

Busy bees and lazy willies

Every little flower with blood on it is potential food for the bees. Liczewski sees the plant world with different eyes than an uninitiated hiker. "Like a hunter, looking out for the wild, I look in the area around my bee colonies for nutritious blood", liczewski points to his beehives at the edge of the forest of the front weidig in wartmannsroth.

Please the farmers

The bees fly not only to the forest bleeding, but also to bleeding rape fields. "The farmers should not spray these fields at noon, but in the evening", asked liczewski. Because then the bees are back in their nests again. When bees are exposed to agricultural sprays, they are often not allowed back into the nest because of the different smell and then perish.
Now liczewski must devote all his attention to the beehives. When the colony is too coarse and there is not enough space in the hive, the bees start to swarm and form a new colony. "The queen can become five years old", female experienced beekeeper. The usual bee, however, is only six weeks old. There are honey-collecting worker bees, worker bees for the tasks in the nest and drones that are only there to fertilize the queen. The drones are fed until the fall and then thrown out of the nest as useless eaters once they have completed their task.

News

Beats am berg 2016: techno party with panoramic view

Beats am berg 2016: techno party with panoramic view

Shortly before the summit station, the steady hum of the lift system changes to the steady thudding of the bass runs. Before, you were floating in the gondola between the treetops, now you are floating up and down the slope on the dance floor between a colorful bunch of techno fans. Behind the DJ booth on the south side of the mountain, the fichtelgebirge panorama provides a very special feeling. Above the dance floor the gondolas bring downhill bikers, walkers and new party guests to the top of the ochsenkopf, 1024 meters high, on this sunday afternoon as if on a conveyor belt.

Click here for the picture gallery of "beats am berg 2016"

"Beats on the mountain is the name of the techno party that the snowboarders from "snow sports entertainment" are organizing from bischofsgrun; so that something is happening in the area. The organizers have limited the tickets to 999, to be able to plan better. One week before the party they were sold out. "Create something very special" was the goal behind the party, says co-organizer max fischer. And it was a success – even if dancing on the slope takes some getting used to. The good feeling makes the inclined guest even overlook the fact that no regional beers are offered, but only drinks from the well-known breweries and soft drink manufacturers.

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Where the city center of forchheim is empty

Where the city center of forchheim is empty

"Tenants wanted", "loading free as of october", "commercial space for rent": passers-by walking through forchheim’s city center keep discovering empty shop windows between the storefronts. Even the prime locations in the fubgangerzone and in hornschuchallee are not spared.

Some vacant lots, where construction is still going on, will soon be filled with life again. Like the building of the former butcher’s shop belzer, a fillet stucco in the main street of forchheim. "We are in the midst of a major reorganization", says alexander maier, managing director of the forchheim company raum und werte verwaltungs gmbh.

Now it still needs a suitable tenant. "We have received several inquiries, but no decision has been made yet," said, says maier. At the top of the list is a chain store, i.E. A large chain that also needs the 800 square meters of store space.

Health

Go to the polls! An appeal from bamberg

Go to the polls! An appeal from bamberg

In the last federal election in 2013, the turnout in the electoral district 236 bamberg-forchheim was 70.5 percent (electoral district kulmbach 70.96 percent). This means not only that almost 30 percent of eligible voters did not go to the polls, but also that the turnout had dropped by a few percentage points compared to the election in 2009: 72.83 percent of voters cast their ballots then. The question is: will this election on the 24th of this year. September will be another downturn?

Six people want to prevent this with an appeal: they all go to the polls as a matter of course.

Johannes marx, professor of political science at the university of bamberg: "political scientists observe an increasing alienation of citizens from the political system and its elites. This process is a mystery to me. Would you agree to the following trade? They trade their lives here for one in a country chosen at random by me. Welfare state, health care system, freedom and participation rights are at stake, among other things. I would not trade. This is not to deny that germany has rough tasks to accomplish. But democracies open up many opportunities for you to get involved in the process. Being allowed to vote is a privilege. Take this chance."

Corona

Digital help: apps drove corona contact diary

Digital help: apps drove corona contact diary

Everyone should keep a contact diary in the corona pandemic, heibt es immer wieder. This is mostly moo. Digital assistants can help with this. A new app will help keep a corona contact diary. Iphone users can download "your diary" download free in app store. The app has a similar range of functions to "coronika, which was already available before.

With the app, meetings can be recorded – with information about the duration, the number of participants and other details. Users can select from predefined profiles such as schoolchild or employee or create their own profile. The data is stored only on the device itself, the developers promise. Also, no development kits from third party suppliers are used.

Report contacts to health office

For those who test positive for the coronavirus, the app offers two practical options. On the one hand, a 14-day quarantine period can be drawn. On the other hand, the contact records can be transferred to the responsible health office, which can make it easier to follow up on contacts.

News

Criticism of details of eu data protection proposals

Criticism of details of eu data protection proposals

The eu commission’s proposals for a new legal framework for data protection are "a good basis, on the basis of which, however, some improvements should still be made," said the federal commissioner for data protection, peter schaar. He expects the federal government to actively lobby for improved data protection in the upcoming EU consultations, schaar explained.

Federal minister of the interior hans-peter friedrich declared that "if necessary, a fundamental review of national and european data protection law" was necessary. We must now succeed in making data protection law simpler and more effective in the course of the upcoming negotiations at EU level. However, with a view to the future "exchange of data in the security sector," he sees … Serious problems in the effective performance of security tasks" if the EU commission’s proposals are implemented.

Federal consumer protection minister ilse aigner (CSU) said it was important to have common european data protection standards "with a global appeal. The high level of data protection achieved in germany must be preserved.

Music

Festive organ sounds at the end of the year

Festive organ sounds at the end of the year

After a three-year break, the congregation of the martin luther church in lichtenfels had again invited to a new year's eve concert. Three hours before the end of the year, church music director klaus bormann delighted his listeners in the well-filled house of worship at the hey organ with festive sounds for the turn of the year.

The musical end of the year was opened by probably the most famous organ piece in the world, the toccata and fugue in d minor by johann sebastian bach. The composition consists of three sections: a toccata, i.E. A prelude of fast runs and full chords, and an ensuing four-part fugue, which in turn leads into a concluding section that resumes the improvisatory character of the beginning. The work is often quoted in film music and in pieces of popular music up to computer games.

With the arrival of the queen of saba klaus bormann sang a virtuoso organ piece by georg friedrich handel. It is written in orchestral style and leads the second act of the opera "solomo" a.