Nothing falls off the roof anymore

Nothing falls off the roof anymore

If you don't suffer from vertigo, you'll envy bernd voigt his job: the slate specialist from the kulmbach company eber bedachungen took on the task of inspecting the natural slate roofing of the longhouse and the steeple of the city's parish church "unsere liebe frau" on wednesday employs.

Better safe than sorry

Ehe reason for the use at heights of up to 50 meters is an expert opinion commissioned by the church administration, which documented damage to the supporting structure of the roof as well as to the slate roofing and confirmed a high need for renovation.
Although there is no acute danger from the roof, the church administration wanted to be on the safe side and commissioned the company eber to check the roof and tower for slate loosening and to repair any damage immediately.
In order to be able to work quickly and safely at this height, the roofing company has rented a hoisting crane – along with an expert to control it. Stefan seidler from the company wagert operates the workbench while bernd voigt inspects the slates piece by piece. If he discovers a loose piece, he nails it down. "Even a hint of suspicion puts a nail in the coffin", he says, because he wants to make sure nothing can happen once he's done. After all, several pieces of slate fell from the roof last year, and one even broke the window of a car. This should not happen again.

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More wilderness on the altmain?

It is their heart project. And that’s why ulrike geise is also putting a lot of energy into a possible redesign of the altmain between volkach and gerlachshausen.

The river runs for about twelve kilometers between vineyards and meadows. An idyll that fascinates canoeists, tourists and locals alike. The biologist and deputy chairwoman of the nature conservation association in kitzingen now wants to give this section of the river even more naturalness. More dynamic, more wild. "As fliebgewasser, the main is not alive," says geise. How could it.

In the 1950s, the river was developed as a navigable waterway – including the section between volkach and gerlachshausen, which has long since ceased to be navigated by ships.

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Important facts are still missing for forming an opinion on the campus

It looked as if the women’s list could finally work through the issues of the past year. But unfortunately, not all the facts about the projects in question have been clarified yet. There is still a lack of reliable statements and information on the lukas cranach campus issue to enable a general opinion to be formed.

Petra zenkel-schirmer reported on the meeting with representatives of the universities, business enterprises and politics at banz castle, which was intended to show how it was possible to put the lucas cranach campus on a sound footing. "Many things are being discussed, but in all these considerations one must also look at the local economy. There are the local companies to consider, and the raw material of the frankenwald is wood. Could we not realize good ideas there?", said verena alt.

On 17. May will be the "golden apple awarded in the synagogue. Two women are to be honored for their many years of volunteer work.

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Tenant dispute leads uninvolved parties to court

Tenant dispute leads uninvolved parties to court

Actually it was supposed to be a visit at a friend’s house. However, since her landlord refused her access to the courtyard of the house in a village in the district of kitzingen, a young woman allegedly hit him with her car last summer. The man suffered a bruised knee. She was now on trial for the charge of negligent bodily injury.

The witnesses agreed that the 59-year-old landlord of the property stood in front of the defendant’s car on the friday evening in question, thus preventing her from accessing a parking space. He himself did not deny it either. How he came to the ground, however, could not be completely reconstructed even at the end of the trial. As it turned out later, the man was heavily intoxicated at the time of the crime.

Witnesses give contradictory testimony

Before the district court of kitzingen, the defendant claimed that she had not moved her vehicle after the dispute with the landlord. While one of the witnesses claims to have seen the defendant move her vehicle forward, others remembered that she drove backwards. The judge read out the testimony of the defendant’s acquaintance, who was not present as a witness at the trial.

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Grobalarm: fire proves to be half as wild

Grobalarm: fire proves to be half as wild

"Barn fire in geisfeld" was the message that prompted 150 firefighters from about a dozen district fire departments to get into their gear and go out in the early hours of sunday morning. At the time, they still had to assume that there might be a serious danger to people in the middle of the village, possibly between residential buildings.

"But fortunately that was not the case", reports district fire inspector thomas renner, because on site it turned out that only a small shed outside the village was on fire. Neither humans nor animals were in danger. The structure resembling a carport housed heu.

The majority of the team members were able to go home right away. The fire departments from geisfeld, leesten and litzendorf had cleared out the burning hay within an hour to get at the embers and extinguished the fire.

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North korea wants to achieve “balance of power” with u.s

North Korea wants to achieve 'balance of power' with u.s

Seoul/washington (dpa) – despite tougher sanctions, north korea’s strongman kim jong un wants to push ahead with his country’s nuclear weapons program and achieve a military balance with the superpower u.S.

North korea’s nuclear force must be completed for this to happen, state media quoted kim as saying on saturday. Following a new test of a medium-range missile by north korea on friday, the USA made it clear that it was keeping open the possibility of military intervention.

UN security council condemned pjongjang’s latest "provocation". At its meeting in new york, however, the council agreed to take no further steps for the time being. Only on monday, the UN’s most important body tightened sanctions against north korea over its nuclear tests on 3. September.

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Expert does not see a plague of muck in germany

Expert does not see a plague of muck in germany

Many people are currently experiencing a particularly heavy burden, and some are even calling it a plague. According to doreen werner of the leibniz center for agricultural landscape research (ZALF), this is not the case.

"It’s our individual feeling, and it varies a lot," she told the deutsche presse-agentur. Muck plagues occur after flood scenarios, for example in 2013 during the floods along the danube and elbe rivers. At that time, in some regions, more than 20 muck approaches per minute were registered. Of course, there are currently active muckers, said werner, but their appearance is normal.

At the moment, according to the biologist, the conditions for mosquitoes are very good. The weather was dry, but at times there was heavy rain, especially at night. The water did not flow out of flood plains, plugs or wild boar owls so quickly. And where there is water, mosquitoes can develop well at warm temperatures. "The common house mucket (culex pipiens) is also found in every rain barrel."In august, the population is at its densest.

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Hardly affordable in an honorary capacity

Hardly affordable in an honorary capacity

"What will be the future position of the district or city fire chief, or other senior firefighters??" This question was asked by the deputy district chairman karl georg kolb at the 19. County association and commanders’ service meeting. Kolb knows what he’s talking about, since he himself holds the post of city fire chief in aschaffenburg.

"One had to think about it on the municipal level, that the fire department leaders often could no longer do this on a voluntary basis" – a cleanup that did not necessarily evoke storms of enthusiasm, either from the district administrator or from the numerous mayors and mandate holders present. This – in his opinion "revolutionary thought" already a few weeks ago, city fire inspector harald albert briefly mentioned this on the occasion of the annual general meeting of the kissinger fire department. The city fire chief from the lower mainland put this idea into concrete terms.

It may be possible or necessary to employ such firefighters in the building yards or in the town councils, or to provide them with a paid employee, such as a secretary, so that they can continue to do voluntary work despite the enormous increase in paperwork. Unfortunately, there is no clear regulation for this throughout bavaria.

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Fbi stops data platform megaupload

Fbi stops data platform megaupload

The founder, formerly known as kim schmitz, and several trusted associates were arrested in new zealand.

The attack was followed by an exchange of blows on the internet: net activists from the anonymous movement shut down websites of the US federal bureau of investigation, the US department of justice and the music industry. A lawyer for the megaupload operators denied the accusations against kim schmitz.

U.S. Authorities accuse megaupload operators of massive copyright infringements using the file-sharing platform. The FBI arranged for the arrest of three germans and one dutchman after the indictment in the U.S. In coatesville, north of auckland, 70 officers searched the home of the megaupload operators. According to police, six million new zealand dollars (about 3.7 million euros) worth of valuables and money were seized there. Among them were luxury cars including rolls-royce phantom and several paintings. In addition, funds of tens of millions of new zealand dollars were seized.

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U.S. Sees no agreement in trade war with china

u.s. sees no agreement in trade war with china

Despite the U.S. Government’s postponement of new punitive tariffs, no agreement is in sight in the trade war with china. The people’s republic has made no new concessions in the youngest languages, said u.S. Secretary of commerce wilbur ross.

The postponement of some penalties until december is only due to concerns about the christmas trade in the USA, ross said in an interview with CNBC. President donald trump’s trade adviser, peter navarro, said to be prepared for long negotiations. Meanwhile, the U.S. Stock market fell sharply – also because of warning signals on the bond market.

Navarro, who is considered very influential, told the news channel fox business that the president would not accept a half-baked compromise in the negotiations with china. What is needed are deep, structural and verifiable changes. "You can’t meet the chinese halay," navarro said. Were they to do so, they would still "steal half as much as they steal now and kill half as many americans," navarro said, referring to the trade deficit and the ongoing smuggling of the drug fentanyl from china.

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