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The out for three branches

The out for three branches

The decline of the insolvent drugstore chain schlecker continues. Three markets in hammelburg (bahnhofstrabe), oberthulba (hammelburger strabe) and wildflecken (bischofsheimer strabe) are affected by the latest wave of closures. You have on saturday, 24. Marz, opened for the last time, said district manager marion mildenberger. Final sale to begin immediately.
The bad kissingen branch on the market square will be retained. The number of customers was limited on wednesday, and the shelves were fuller earlier. "We are glad and we are happy that it is going on", said a staff member who does not wish to be named. She and her two colleagues did not know what to do next.

"Preliminary final"

This applies to all 110 women, whose boss is marion mildenberger. If "their" branch schliebe, don't be told you're losing your job. A social plan is being worked out for those who have been made redundant.
This was also said by schlecker spokesman alexander guttler. Those affected and employee representatives were informed of the planned closures by fax on tuesday: "unfortunately, we have to inform you today that, according to the preliminary status, your sales outlet will be closed on the 24th of this month". March 2012 will be closed". It was stated that this did not automatically mean that the shop would be closed.
On wednesday, schlecker published a 40-page list of the more than 2,000 stores that will be shut down in just a few days. Guttler described it as "preliminarily final". There could be still other changes.
Union secretary peter konig (ver.Di) called the list "flawed and a bit shraggy". He sharply criticized company founder anton schlecker, his treatment of employees and the business model. Although a cleanup was necessary, the closure of every second branch is now imminent. Once again, lower franconia was severely affected, after the district had already bled in the past.
Among other things, markets in bad kissingen, hammelburg, euerdorf, elfershausen and oerlenbach have long been closed. Preserved – for the time being? – those in munnerstadt, bad bruckenau, mabbach and poppenlauer.

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Eu decides on electricity market reform

Eu decides on electricity market reform

The EU has decided on a comprehensive reform of the electricity market to make energy more climate-friendly and cost-efficient. Negotiators from the EU member states and the european parliament agreed on corresponding legislative changes in brussel.

Consumers to get more transparency and freedom in choosing electricity supplier. Subsidies for coal-fired power plants as reserve power plants will no longer be possible after 2025. Environmental and consumer users reacted with pleasure.

In november 2016, the eu commission presented a huge package of measures to reform the eu energy market. Among other things, energy efficiency should be improved, billions of euros should be invested, and renewable energies should be strengthened. The agreement now reached by EU negotiators relates to some of these proposals. Both sides still have to officially accept it, but this is considered a formality.

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Everything for the cat: stay cool, dude!

Everything for the cat: stay cool, dude!

The just-so day on today's 27. August is a day to let funfe be straight. You have to practice it, many have forgotten it.

One who is pretty good at this (and does it all year round) is editorial tomcat wuschel. Besides various editorial tasks such as opening and distributing house mail on the floor, sitting in office chairs, catching computer mice and proofreading, he is responsible for one thing in particular: spreading good humor and winning others over ("yo, pet me!")!" – "no." – "meow" – "ok.").

In an interview, the well-read cat explains what keeps him busy and why it makes sense to let the sun shine on your fur from time to time, even if it's cloudy at the moment.

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Three girls make top music

Three girls make top music

Twelve-year-old leonie czech is already a real pro among the students of the city’s singing and music school. Three years ago, the young girl from herzogenaurach won first place in the "jugend musiziert" competition and the guitarist has now achieved the same feat again. She was very relaxed about it, because she wasn’t very excited, she said at the internal ceremony yesterday afternoon. "Stage fright? Nah – not really", she said.

But leonie was not the only schoolgirl from herzogenaurach who was successful in the regional competition in 2012. Three girls returned with a first-place finish. In addition to leonie (age group 3), these were seven-year-old johanna koppel and eight-year-old aileen liao in age group 1b. Both performed as a duo with violin and piano.

Not only margit denk as director of the music school and of course mayor german hacker as her boss as well as the teachers involved in the music school were pleased about this, but also katharina frohlich. She teaches johanna privately on the violin. For the past two years, the 2003 winner of the cultural challenge award has been working with young talent.

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Bread at its best – just like before!

Bread at its best - just like before!

There, bread was baked again on the weekend in the specially built wood-burning oven, and 23-year-old benedikt seiler from weilersbach had his premiere as a baker. Together with his wife heike, who is two years older, he is continuing the long family tradition of baking farmhouse bread in the wood-burning oven.
"Even as a child, I was always there when my grandmother baked bread once a month", says benedikt seiler, who took over the tradition two years ago together with his wife heike. Until four years ago, the seilers still kneaded the dough by hand, but then they bought a kneading machine, which now makes the work much easier.
The seilers bake exclusively rye bread according to old tradition. "The back", this is the name given to the dough used to fill a wood-burning oven. It consists of exactly 37.5 kilograms of dough and the ingredients are only rye flour, sourdough, yeast, salt and some kummel. This dough then has to rise in the baking trough for about one and a half hours before it is formed into three-pound loaves or croissants. "It’s a bit like rolling klobe, only rougher", says benedikt seiler.
The dough is blessed with a few sprinkles of holy water and seiler also makes a cross with three bars on the raw dough according to old custom. The first loaf, which was then "shot" in the oven, he provides with a cross. This so-called "kreuzlaib is unsaleable and eaten only by his own family. Seiler does not know whether this is superstition. "It has always been done in this way, so that the bread becomes something", he says. For his baking premiere in tuchersfeld, he and his wife heike shaped 28 loaves and nine kips.
Bread is made with five well-seasoned and dry bundles of rice, a bucket of straw and two sheets of newsprint. Later, another three or four such "bundala" were appointed, of branches from beech trees, fruit trees or willow wood. This shearing process takes about three hours. After that, the ashes are completely removed from the oven with the broom and the bread loaves can be "shot in" one by one become.
The first ten minutes are crucial for the color of the crust. "After that, you have to decide whether to close the oven door or leave it open", says seiler. The baking process itself then takes about another hour and a half. In between and afterwards, seiler sprinkles the bread with a little water. So the crust doesn’t crack and the bread is shiny when it’s done.

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Mixed results after the ofra in coburg

Mixed results after the ofra in coburg

After the fair is before the fair: already in december peter kinold wants to talk about the upper franconia exhibition 2015 in coburg. "We need to know, for example, how things will go on at the anger", says kinold. "Is there a hotel coming or not?"

The plans for a fundamental redesign of the angers are still on the table, even if it is currently very unlikely that they will be realized. Only the construction of a new school gymnasium in the southern part of the bennobenz sports complex is currently being pushed forward. But kinold, who wants to hold another regional fair on the anger in two years, needs to know today whether the space will still be available to him in the fall of 2015. At least he already has some ideas, what he wants to implement then.

Visitor decline
But first the just finished fair has to be dismantled and accounted for. Around 54.800 visitors attended the nine days of the exhibition – almost 5,000 fewer than at the show two years ago. Even though some advance sales have not yet been settled, the target of 60.000 visitors missed. Monday and tuesday in particular, with bad weather, had a bad effect on visitor statistics, says kinold. "We could not make up for it."

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Sulzfeld is a matter of the heart for submeier

Sulzfeld is a matter of the heart for submeier

For andreas submeier, fubball is not just a game. For him, soccer is both a passion and a science. He bleeds, is absorbed in this sport, on the other hand he presents himself as a cool analyst, as someone who studies the game like a chess position, who can read it. At the moment, for andreas submeier, soccer is a little bit more: emotion, emotion, emotion, a little bit of everything. "An affair of the heart," he says himself.

At TSV sulzfeld, which submeier has been coaching for a short time, he has experienced his best and most intensive time. He has roamed the heights of the national league with this club – and in 2007 had to abruptly give up as an active soccer player: at 26, when many people are just starting out in their sporting careers. Health came first.

It was a difficult time at first to watch the former colleagues from auben leave, but the club, the people were always there. "The contact," he says, "has never been broken off."And andreas submeier is grateful that it was so. The club has enabled him to find his feet, to start a second career after his involuntary end as a player.

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Good sides, bad sides

Good sides, bad sides

He is satisfied. At least in broad terms. "The urban development of kitzingen is on the right track," says city curator dr. Harald knobling. There are many attractively designed areas – but of course there is also room for improvement.

Knobling moved to kitzingen in the mid-1980s. A lot has happened since then, especially in the last few years. During this time, building gaps have been closed and houses renovated. Housing that is better left in the city, rather than having to keep opening up new areas above it. The brewery yards are an example of this.

Knobling’s basic principle is to responsibly preserve the fabric of buildings where possible. Where new construction is needed, keep up with the times and do not rely on historicized construction methods. "Every era, every epoch," he says, "has its own formal language."A return to the past is necessary, but the use of historical forms is an anachronism. "We all drive modern cars, too."It is crucial to include the surrounding buildings in the planning, but to create something new that maintains its place in the cityscape.

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Corona charges life insurance companies

Corona charges life insurance companies

The corona crisis is having an impact on private retirement provision: the major european insurer allianz on friday reported a sharp drop in its life insurance sales this year, as competitors of the munich-based dax group had previously done.

In germany, the industry leader sold new life insurance policies worth 117 million euros in the third quarter, down almost 39 percent on the previous year. In the U.S. And also in italy, the decline was similar; the only increase was in the asia-pacific region.

Overall, allianz’s premium income in the life/health segment fell by 9.4 percent to 16.8 billion euros. The company attributed this, without elaboration, to covid-19 and "active steering". "You have to put things into perspective a bit," chief financial officer giulio terzariol said of the figures. Life insurance business had been particularly good in the previous year. "I am confident that we will see good numbers again (in this area) in the future."

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Muller car driver prevents a major fire in neundorf

Muller car driver prevents a major fire in neundorf

Thanks to the presence of mind of the driver of a garbage truck transporting waste paper, several residents of the "zum fortschentor" street were saved in the weitramsdorf suburb of neundorf were saved from more serious fire damage. The driver noticed smoke coming from his vehicle, immediately steered the mull car to the edge of town and alerted the fire department. The fire departments arrived immediately, they came from neundorf, altenhof, weitramsdorf, and dietersdorf.
The paper in the hold was on fire and smoke was billowing out of the mull car. The fire brigade quickly rolled out its hoses in the nearby river tambach in order to be prepared for a possible fire of the entire vehicle and to be able to extinguish the fire. In addition, the hydraulic hoses were disconnected. Breathing apparatus ready for possible use.

Cause unknown

To extinguish the fire in the interior, the rear flap of the vehicle had to be opened, which was associated with difficulties. A farmer's wheel loader was called in; this device was used to lift the flap by force. We can only speculate about the cause of the fire, said thomas schelhorn, commander of the weitramsdorf fire department.
He almost ruled out a fire in a previously emptied green trash can. Rather, it was a technical defect in the vehicle, he said.