Finance

A highly explosive mixture

A highly explosive mixture

Michael busch the gas station owner is upset. "Yes, I know him!" His face darkens when he looks at one of the three defendants. "I liked him, that’s why I hired him." The man looks down. "I liked him and wanted to help him!" Now the likeable 30-year-old man is sitting with two other defendants in erlangen district court under the presidency of wolfgang pelzl.

The gas station operator would have been even more shocked if he had heard the indictment. Because the public prosecutor had presented two indictments with several offenses a good two hours earlier. The 20-year-old main defendant played only a minor role in the accusation of theft from a gas station in erlanger bunsenstrabe. He assisted in the robbery of 13,500 euros from the safe. All the agitated gas station owner knew about him was that "I kicked him and his girlfriend out of the gas station". He had been unsympathetic to him.

But this was not due to the fact that he was active in the burglary. He had told the "sympathetic man" that he was the one who had to pay the debtor helped in 2017. He was, because of the misinterpretation of the gas station attendant in relation to the sympathy, employed there as a temp.

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Daimler begins software updates for diesel vehicles

Daimler begins software updates for diesel vehicles

According to the company, new programs for several hundred thousand mercedes vehicles in europe have now been approved by the authorities, so that customers can have them installed in the workshop.

For about 700.000 daimler diesels the federal motor vehicle authority (kba) had ordered a recall because of an illegal defeat device in the exhaust gas purification system. According to the company, this only includes some of the cars that are now to be the first to receive the new software. The others are part of a voluntary action.

Daimler had initially made improvements to almost 300 vehicles.000 diesels in europe announced to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions via software update. In the meantime, a rough part of this has been dealt with. The number was then increased to around 3 million in the summer of 2017 – shortly before the "diesel summit". However, no software update had yet been approved for the additional 2.7 million cars.

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Government at odds over constitutional protection reform

Government at odds over constitutional protection reform

Federal interior minister hans-peter friedrich on saturday rejected justice minister sabine leutheusser-schnarrenberger’s call for a downsizing of the domestic intelligence service. "That’s a very sweeping demand that i can’t quite understand," the CSU politician said of the advance by his FDP colleague. The challenges would rather increase, the constitutional protection must therefore become more efficient. "That’s the real mission, it’s not about quantitat."

Leutheusser-schnarrenberger had previously called for the merging of offices for the protection of the constitution and the reduction of the range of tasks. Currently there is one federal office and 16 state offices for the protection of the constitution. "The number of authorities must be significantly reduced," the minister told the "tagesspiegel" newspaper. In addition, the secret service must concentrate on the few tasks where there is a real threat to the basic order. "The structure of the agencies and the distribution of tasks among the offices for the protection of the constitution must be examined from every angle."At the same time, it must be avoided that the police creep into taking over the tasks of the constitutional protection agency. "The separation requirement is indispensable for the FDP."

A reform of the secret service was already being discussed before the investigation breakdowns in connection with the neo-nazi murders. But now the debate has clearly gained momentum. The SPD interior ministers want to regain the people’s diminished trust in the constitutional protection agency through more transparency and better parliamentary control. A broad political dialogue is needed to develop viable concepts, north rhine-westphalia’s interior minister ralf jager told the dpa news agency. Together with the other SPD ministers, he has drawn up a position paper calling, among other things, for better cooperation between the federal and state governments and the central pooling of information.

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“This arouses ghastly fear”

For 150 years, in addition to electricity, the schottersmuhle has also had an inn, which was very well frequented during the tourist heyday of the last century, and even served as a pub for a student community in erlangen.

1599 for the first time written as "schadermul 150 years ago today, on the 27th of this month, the muhle was given a new lease of life. February 1869, the "concebionsurkunde" from the royal borough of ebermannstadt, thus the permit to operate an inn. The document had the following wording: "from the royal district office of ebermannstadt it is hereby certified that by resolution of 15. This month the owner of the mill johann stengel von der schottersmuhle was granted a personal concession to serve beer, wine, coffee and other hot and cold drinks, as well as food and other refreshments for the community of engelhardsberg".

Echo broke on rocks

The fact that schottersmuhle was also called schaudermuhle is due to its lonely location in the wiesent valley and the fact that the echo broke on bare rocks. So you could hear the patter of horses long before the carriage was in sight.

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A frenchman from altenbanz in stoiber’s territory

A frenchman from altenbanz in stoiber's territory

Fritz meixner has to come to terms with one prejudice right away. No, wolfratshausen is not black. This is shown by the party affiliation of the mayors in the town. Helmut forster, the current head of the town council, belongs to the burgervereinigung wolfratshausen (BVW), which is something like the free voters in the town. Its predecessor rainer berchthold (1998 to 2008) belonged to the SPD. "And edmund stoiber has never really interfered in local politics in this way", he remembers.

So colorful wolfratshausen? A little already. And from that point of view fritz meixner fits well into the picture there. As someone who does not come from the village, does not live in the village at the moment. And doesn't even have an SPD party card. For this is the party for which the altenbanzer native is running in the municipal elections in march to become the new mayor of the city of forchheim. "The cards are reshuffled", he says with regard to the fact that incumbent forster can no longer run for office for reasons of age. "Otherwise i had not dared to take this step."

Meixner does not deny his french roots, on the contrary. Why should it be bad to come from this region?? "The most important things i took from my parents on the farm in altenbanz are things like honesty, determination, perseverance and hard work. Such a piece of down-to-earthness." And a piece of french mentality: "you just do your stuff"."

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Look who’s hatching!

Look who's hatching!

One child holds the egg in his hand, another holds a kind of flashlight to the bubble of the egg. "Now we are looking for the baby", explains stefanie hellmann of the diaconal work bamberg-forchheim. "You can hardly see anything", calls one of the five children. "But you can recognize the veins", replies hellmann.

She has made it possible that at present 20 goose eggs and a brooder are in the kindergarten. Johannis are accommodated. The whole action is called "new life begins". Initiated by the diaakonisches werk bamberg-forchheim in cooperation with the st.-johannis kindergarten forchheim.

Busy springtime
"In the context of this project, for example, we went out into nature and looked around to see where new life was being created", reports karina gutjahr, the director responsible for the kindergarten. The background is the lively activity that can be observed in the springtime.

Techno

Patent dispute between nokia and daimler goes to eugh

Patent dispute between nokia and daimler goes to eugh

In the mobile patent dispute between network supplier nokia and carmaker daimler, key questions are now to be clarified by the european court of justice.

The dusseldorf regional court will submit a case to the luxembourg judges, it announced on thursday (az. 4c O 17/19). Nokia accuses daimler of patent infringement in connection with mobile phone technology in cars before various courts and sues for injunctive relief in each case. At the mannheim regional court in august, the network outfitter was successful in one case, but not in another. Nokia has already caught on in munich, too.

At the heart of the dispute is how so-called standard essential patents, the use of which is absolutely necessary for the use of the technology, are made available to all providers on fair terms and without discrimination. According to the court, nokia is free to decide at which level licenses are awarded, i.E. Directly to car manufacturers or to their individual suppliers. Daimler, on the other hand, believes that suppliers should be able to license their products directly themselves.

Finance

Oaks bring in good money

Oaks bring in good money

The sale of valuable wood at the habberge forestry cooperative (FBG), based in hofheim, is in female hands. Birgitt ulrich, FBG managing director, and forester anna seitenzahl presented the results of this year’s timber auction at the town of ebern’s timber yard.
541 solid cubic meters of oak logs are currently lying in storage in the frauengrund between ebern and unterpreppach. In total, the forestry association of lower franconia (FVU), as the umbrella organization of the lower franconian forestry associations with the wood in ebern, laid out 3155 solid cubic meters (previous year: 2689) of high-quality wood at six additional storage sites.
"We were very satisfied with the result of the submission this year, which is in line with the timber market for high-quality timber, said birgitt ulrich. Category four and five log classes produced good results. "The timber market is stable and this year’s storm damage, especially in lower bavaria, had no effect on us", says the managing director. Anna seitenzahl adds that demand for coniferous wood was also satisfactory.

Oak price at 585 euro

While last year’s oak submission yielded an average price of 515 euros per solid cubic meter, this year’s price was increased to 585 euros, explain the two women of the FBG habberge. The owners of the forest, who put up value timber, can be happy about this. "All oaks were very well bid", says birgitt ulrich.
The young forester anna seitenzahl reports: "in addition to domestic buyers, we had three bidders from france, mainly for barrel wood, one each from austria, poland and holland." The "bride, best strain this year at the place in ebern, comes from the forest of rentweinsdofer maximillian von rotenhan. Ulrich and page number show the log that has 3.08 solid meters and achieved a price per solid meter of 1839 euros, bringing a total of 5664 euros.
Ulrich is pleased that the hardwood auction has been successfully carried out for 13 years. "The value-added and cut timber is attracting interest from supra-regional and international hardwood processors", she says. With an average price of 490 euros per solid cubic meter across all tree species and assortments, the fbgs in lower franconia achieved the best result in the last 13 years. "A total of 41 companies showed interest and bid,", says birgitt ulrich.

Barrel wood buyers paid well

Forester anne seitenzahl adds: "the most expensive log was an oak from the area of FBG schweinfurt, which fetched a bid of 2627 euros per cubic meter and thus generated a profit of 5280 euros." Barrel wood buyers, says birgitt ulrich, once again bought above the previous year’s level with prices rising at the same time.
Their conclusion: "in view of the current market situation and the qualities offered, the submission result is very good, especially in the oak. Variegated deciduous wood is, as already foreseeable, slightly jerky. In beech, the results are almost the same as in the previous year, in line with the market situation." The FVU manages a forest area of 169,000 hectares. The total forest area in lower franconia is 360,000 hectares, and in bavaria 2.605 million hectares.

School

Tracing the melody of life

Tracing the melody of life

Recently a woman said after meeting one of the new priests this year:
"eternal pity that such an attractive, intelligent and likeable young man becomes a priest!" Maybe she thought: he would have been a good family man and maybe he could have taken an important leadership position in politics or economy.
Change of location: cham, german-czech priests meeting june 2018. Present are younger, but also steel thunderstorm experienced, still in dictatorship consecrated fellow brothers.A professional soldier of the german armed forces, sergeant major, who, after his retirement at the age of 53, once again takes up his studies and, after six years of priestly training, takes over a parish in the diocese of regensburg. Really poor guys??
Anselm grun gets to the heart of the matter:
"many people today think that being a christian makes you unfree, takes away all the beauty of life. But it is not like that. I know, for example, many helpers in the emergency chaplaincy service. I do not believe that it is fun for these people to visit accident sites in the late hours of the night and then to inform the relatives of the death of a loved one and to stand by them in the first shock. These people are doing this because the voice of christ in them is calling: "you are needed!" And calling them to the community.
It is now a question of pushing people towards what lies dormant in them, their life melody, possibly a call from god, but which is not allowed to grow, because quite a few people run away from this call and do not want to face it."
Spiritual vocations, however, can often only be awakened and mature if they are embedded in an atmosphere that affirms spiritual vocations in families and communities.
When congregations cultivate this communion with jesus christ, they also radiate something; then the joy of faith will appeal to others, make them curious and infect them, even with "resolute determination" to answer the call of god. Spiritual life is like a garden that blooms, grows and flourishes when it is tended and cared for.
When more women and men decide to follow jesus in a spiritual profession – and this is something to pray for – the church will shine again. Spiritual vocations are a potential source of strength for the church.
A wise woman recently said: you can’t make an omelet if you don’t have any eggs. Even the gospel cannot break through if the lord god does not find women and men as tools.
There is a lot to do, not only for priests! For example, pastoral and community workers, religious education teachers and social pedagogues have numerous opportunities for work.
Dear school leavers, before you leave for your self-experience trip to australia, why not try the free self-experience "praise night"? On the cathedral square in bamberg together with people of the same age or to take a look around at the heinrichsfest?

Deacon diethard nemmert is the archbishop’s commissioner for the call of spiritual vocations (deanery of kronach).

School

Fit for paris in just two years

Fit for paris in just two years

Asco has been training language professionals in coburg for over 60 years and works with many international companies. The second foreign language, spanish or french, can be learned during the two-year vocational training without any previous knowledge. At asco, in addition to the bavarian state exam for foreign language correspondents, students take an additional exam to become certified foreign language assistants. After completing the vocational training, graduates have the opportunity to enter the profession and continue their studies without a high school diploma. As a result, asco graduates can earn a bachelor’s degree in international business communication in a year at one of asco’s partner universities – or they can use their knowledge to jump into the workforce, such as justine seyfferth, a 2017 graduate who has been living and working in paris since august 2017. Asco managing director matthias schmidt-curio talked to her.

What exactly are you doing in paris?
Justine seyfferth: i work for a leading european online retailer for shoes and accessories. More precisely in its german customer service. Nevertheless, I can speak a lot of french at work, because, for example, all the programs are in french and all the entries in them are in french
programs have to be written in french.

How is life there?
Life here is great! Paris is a very inspiring city and even after five months here I still don’t feel like I’ve seen everything. Every day you find something new. The advantage of being from the EU and still under 25 is that pretty much everything is free. All museums and sights can be visited free of charge or at least at a reduced price. Lucky i’m only 19.