Music

Phil collins defies the odds

Phil collins defies the odds

The music legend enters the stadium stage on his walking stick and settles down – phil collins will remain seated on the swivel chair for the next almost two hours and still be able to hear the 38 or so people in the audience.000 listeners in stuttgart’s mercedes-benz arena drift along.

The 68-year-old and his fans are connected by hits like "another day in paradise," "you can?T hurry love" or "easy lover". At the beginning of his performance, collins introduces the song "against all odds", which translates as "against all expectations" – on this evening, it can also be understood as a declaration of war on life, on fate.

Almost apologetically, collins addressed his audience before the first notes: he would have to spend most of the evening sitting down – "but that won’t stop us from having fun. After a back operation his right foot is paralyzed. In addition, nerve damage makes it impossible for collins, who became famous as the drummer for the band genesis in the 1970s, to play the drums.

School

Neunkirchen: bluebird and meadow buttercup instead of building and living

Neunkirchen: bluebird and meadow buttercup instead of building and living

The market town of neunkirchen is a hotspot, so to speak: for the meadow-headed antshrike.There are only about 100 specimens of this butterfly in the whole of germany, three of which flutter from one meadow buttercup to another in neunkirchen.

This is the flower with the beautiful red head, which is very important for the butterfly and has now been named flower of the year 2021 by the lokischmidt foundation. "The coarse meadow-grass (sanguisorba officinalis) has been named "flower of the year 2021" kurt, because the stands of this plant are very jerky.

"The plant represents a habitat that is becoming increasingly rare in our country: species-rich, extensively used grassland. The plant needs moist soil and bleeds between july and november", explains michael urbanczyk from the lower nature conservation authority at the district office forchheim. And this flower is associated with the rare butterfly. "It is important, among other things, as a food plant for the caterpillars of two butterflies, the pale and dark meadow butterflies, both of which are strictly protected in europe and listed in the EU’s habitats directive as species of community interest in annex II. In this list endangered species are named, which stand by their habitat claims as umbrella species for many other species in these habitats. The protection of these two butterfly species thus protects habitats and their communities", explains michael urbanczyk.

News

Macron wants to defuse iran crisis at g7 summit

Macron wants to defuse Iran crisis at g7 summit

With an explosive surprise coup at the G7 summit, french president emmanuel macron wants to bring new movement into the dangerous iran conflict.

Iran’s auben minister mohammed javad sarif arrived unexpectedly on sunday for the rich industrial countries (g7) meeting in biarritz, france, and met with macron. Visit throws three-day meeting of heads of state and government into turmoil. It was previously overshadowed by differences with U.S. President donald trump, even if everyone tried to present a unanimous image.

The invitation of sarif is delicate because the USA considers iran an enemy and does not maintain diplomatic relations. The u.S. President accuses tehran of aggressively interfering in regional conflicts, for example in syria or yemen. After pulling out of the nuclear agreement with iran, trump is now back to a policy of "maximum pressure" against tehran.

News

Coburg csu: united against new power lines

After only four weeks, the opportunity to submit comments on the 2030 network development plan (NEP) in the consultation process ended on tuesday. As of the reporting date, the coburg-land district association of the CSU and its members clearly formulated their objection to the P44 and p44mod power lines and sent it to berlin.
The route P44 was driven west of coburg from schalkau to grafenrheinfeld, p44mod east of coburg. The coburg-land CSU district association rejects both plans. "With the thuringer strombrucke through our region already enormous interferences in nature and landscape are to be registered", quoted district chairman martin mittag from the letter. The coburg region, especially agriculture, is already bearing a considerable burden from the energy transition. The coburg region must not only be a "flat donor" and "load space" to be a major contributor to transport and energy infrastructure.

Where is the benefit?

In general, the district association doubts the necessity of the plans, so mittag. The region is not responsible for satisfying the economic interests of the four electricity companies operating in germany. Member of the bundestag hans michelbach sees the federal network agency as having a duty here. It must carefully assess the needs in order to avoid "self-service" the grid operator to put a stop to this. "We hope for a cost-benefit analysis to make the sense clear to the citizens of coburg", said michelbach.
The district association is also critical of further-reaching plans up to 2050: according to the grid operators, technical developments, such as possibilities for storing electricity, are not at all "stepmotherly" considered. "But we are convinced that there will be opportunities by 2050", emphasized martin mittag.
The untersiemau mayor rolf rosenbauer, who signed as well as his two colleagues udo siegel (grobheirath) and sebastian straubel (lautertal), also sees research and science as having a duty in this respect. Instead of more and more "wires across the country other solutions had to be found. E-mobility, for example, is good and all, but more e-mobility also needs more electricity. Here, alternative methods of generating electricity urgently needed to be found.

"Fiscal insanity

The letter also refers to the coalition summit in july 2015 in the chancellor’s office: the NDP 2030 does not correspond in any way to what was agreed there, namely: no further planning in the coburg region. "The current legal situation is that the route is P43 – it cannot be shifted to a P44 or p44mod without further ado", emphasized hans michelbach.
In its statement, the CSU describes the fact that the p44mod line had to be removed and rebuilt from a pipeline that had only been in operation for a few months as "financially insane". A parallel route to the existing "thuringer strombrucke" is also out of the question in question, it says in the letter. The distance to residential areas would be far too small.
Apart from the impact on people, the landscape and nature, hans michelbach also fears for the economy. "The network fee is becoming more and more expensive." Costs for industry in particular have risen "extremely high. For the grid operator tennet, for example, the price per kilowatt hour has tripled in the last five years. "This puts a strain on jobs and companies and is a clear competitive disadvantage.", so michelbach.
Weidhausen’s mayor markus monch (no party affiliation) had criticized last week that contradictory statements by bavaria’s economics minister ilse aigner were circulating on the NEP 2030 (tageblatt, 23. February). Jurgen W. Heike therefore clarified once again on tuesday: "we have the full backing of the state government. They stick to keeping the expansion of the power grid to a minimum." What worries heike more is that no one has been able to explain to him why more roads were needed in the first place. "Also tennet not!"

News

Chef’s duel: joachim schwab beats star chef lafer

Chef's duel: joachim schwab beats star chef lafer

When joachim schwab received an e-mail from ZDF a few months ago, he could hardly believe it. It was an inquiry as to whether he could imagine taking part in the new season of the cooking show "stadt, land, lecker" (city, country, delicious). "It was clear to me right away that i wanted to do this," says the owner of schwab’s landgasthof in schwarzach am main, germany. He also knew that beating a star chef was not going to be easy. "For me the cook-off is the ‘champions league’ of cooking."

As one of over 100 cooks from all over germany, the 55-year-old was finally able to prevail in a multi-stage application process. Eight chefs are competing in the current season against either nelson muller, alexander herrmann or johann lafer. On saturday the cook duel from schwarzach was broadcasted.

"No matter who it is, I have to grab him!"

"We didn’t know who i was going to be competing against until a few minutes before the shoot," says the man from schwarzach. But for him it was clear: "no matter who it is, I have to get him!"Finally, the austrian chef johann lafer came to his restaurant – which he was very happy about. "This is a star chef that every chef would like to compete against once."

News

Corona-demos: who marches with nazis, lets himself be harnessed to their cart

On saturday, many people marched through bamberg and other cities in bavaria, protesting against the corona seizures. The fact that – not only here and not only on saturday – neo-nazis are joining in and abusing the protests for their own agitation does not seem to bother the organizers.

It is frightening how little conviction there is on the part of those involved in the "walk" to distance themselves from right-wing extremist ideas and the nazi party "der III". Away" distanced. This is taken cheaply or even buried to get even more people on the strabe against the government and the corona policy.

No one who was present at the protests on the weekend can seriously claim not to know who is actively participating in the mobilization and then just shows up there. On hard-hitting sites such as the homepage of the national socialist party "the III. Way" is called to participate in the corona protests.

News

Asylum seekers show athiopian coffee ceremony

asylum seekers show athiopian coffee ceremony

The smell of coffee may not have been as intense as in a tchibo store, but the athiopian coffee ceremony in front of the marienanstalt took the visitors into a completely foreign culture. The mild summer evening was just made for this excursion to faraway athiopia. For the asylum seekers it was an opportunity to present an important need of their home country. For the visitors it was a two-hour time-out – a small cultural vacation next to the munnerstadt marketplace.

Munnerstadt resident barbel furst initiated this ceremony. She voluntarily gives german courses for asylum seekers in munnerstadt. Nearly 20 asylum seekers from athiopia currently live in munnerstadt. And the women gladly accepted the offer. Coffee ceremonies, explained barbel furst during the coffee-making, is women’s or. Girl thing. Buna is the coffee in athiopia. And from there it is said to have started its triumphal procession all over the world.

But it was much more than a mere coffee ceremony that evening. The young women from athiopia explained that before the mocha is served, it is time to eat, and they did not miss the opportunity to prepare delicious local specialties for their guests beforehand. Lentils and meat, rice and salad were served – for some tender european palates the spicy sauces were quite a challenge – the food without cutlery anyway.

News

Message on modern grounds

The beamer projects a homepage, display boards invite you to take a look, parish newsletters to read – 40 church leaders from the northern region of the evangelical deanery of kitzingen learned about the possibilities of public relations work at a workshop in albertshofen.

How to design a homepage? What opportunities do the new media offer?? What does an article have to look like to be read?? Inviting, informing, keeping in touch, taking a stand as christians – the possibilities of public relations work are manifold and should be used, says pastor doris bromberger about this day and writes: "the message of god’s love wants to radiate – in traditional and also in modern ways." This is how christine baumgart’s workshop "schaukasten" taught us that less is often more.

Pastor uli vogel pointed out that the parish newsletter is the most widely read mailing. Especially the front and back should invite you to read on. "The fish has to like the bait, not the fisherman": these words were used by pastor beate kramer to familiarize people with press work. She suggested creating a portrait of deserving members of the community and reporting on unusual activities. Pastor jan-peter hanstein as homepage representative of the deanery of kitzingen encouraged the use of groups on facebook. This facilitates contact with the younger generation. The church boards from albertshofen, schernau-neuses am berg-dettelbach, mainstockheim, kleinlangheim and buchbrunn-repperndorf agreed that public relations work was necessary and enriching.

News

Devotional summer songs in the st.-moritz chapel

devotional summer songs in the st.-moritz chapel

Long after nightfall, ottilie heid, petra geisler and otto rehm, better known as the torberg trio from neunkirchen, bid farewell to the many listeners who had gathered in the woods along the st. Germany’s main road with a softly intoned devotional yodel.-moritz chapel in leutenbach had held out. For more than an hour, they had created a deeply devotional mood in the packed historic chapel with a colorful array of soft summer songs.
Summer church in st. Moritz – time to reflect and enjoy, under this motto mesner eustachius kern from ortspitz led through the evening with many, partly cheerful, partly very serious contributions.

Thoughts for sunday

With "on sunday – where is god’s honor"? He addressed the ever dwindling "thou shalt hallow the holiday", that increasingly sunday is being abused as the seventh workday. Many thoughtful visitors met afterwards at the tables in the
forest, in order to work up in languages also this current development.
How deeply this meeting of the summer church at walberla touched the feelings of the participants was shown by the fact that no one wanted to go home early. Soon, over cold drinks and a small snack, one or the other of the evening songs resounded through the forest.
The wish "please do it again next year", the organizers could not have wished for more praise and incentive; the summer church has obviously found its way into the hearts of the visitors.

Health

Union and spd want to guarantee doctor’s appointment within four weeks

Union and spd want to guarantee doctor's appointment within four weeks

This would then have to be paid for out of the budget of the practice physicians. This was announced by the negotiators from the CDU/CSU and the SPD, jens spahn and karl lauterbach, in berlin on thursday. "This is an important step toward dismantling two-tier medicine," said lauterbach.

"Those with statutory health insurance pay up to 350 euros a month in premiums. We think it must also be possible to arrange appointments promptly," said spahn. "It’s a clear message that we are making."How this is regulated in detail, the politicians love openly. Today, patients usually go directly to doctors’ offices and not to the associations of SHI-accredited physicians.

A survey commissioned by the federal association of panel doctors showed that a good one in five people with statutory health insurance has to wait several weeks for an appointment with a doctor. Only four percent of privately insured patients have to wait longer than three weeks.