November mood as sound

November mood as sound

"Song without words heibt the program of the lichtenfels district orchestra on 18. November at 4 p.M. In the basilica vierzehnheiligen.

The nearly 100 musicians from the music clubs and brass bands of the lichtenfels district will strike a reflective note in the concert. Pieces like "paradiso, "panis angelicus" or "evening moon selected district conductor christian stenglein to match the full sound of the woodwinds, brass and his percussion section to the acoustics of the basilica with its tremendous reverberation.

"It’s always a question of placing the music on these three pillars: the sound and the ability of the musicians, the location of the concert and the expectations of the audience", says christian stenglein. And the november mood on the second sunday after all saints’ day is accordingly also depicted in the program.

China threatens retaliation – talks continue

China threatens retaliation - talks continue

The u.S. And china want to talk despite the raging trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Talks on settling the bitter dispute are to continue this thursday in washington.

"China has just informed us that they (vice premier) are now coming to the u.S. To make a deal," u.S. President donald trump wrote on twitter.

Almost at the same time, however, the U.S. Department of the treasury sent a preliminary notice to the U.S. Federal register stating that the special tariffs will be raised from this friday onwards. Trump had previously announced this.

90 Kilometer fubmarsch: knetzgauer wallen again to gobweinstein

90 kilometer fubmarsch: knetzgauer wallen again to gobweinstein

Following a centuries-old tradition, the parish of knetzgau once again marches to gobweinstein on the third weekend after whitsun. For the seventh time, after an interruption of several decades, fub pilgrims and bus pilgrims set out on the 90-kilometer route from knetzgau to gobweinstein. The destination of the pilgrimage is the sacred center of french switzerland, where the triune god is venerated in the basilica of the holy trinity.
This year’s pilgrimage motto is "my time is in your hands"!". The pilgrimage will again be accompanied by several clergymen, who will also celebrate the services on the way and in gobweinstein.

Traditional barbecue evening

The gobweinstein pilgrimage starts on friday, 8. June, at 6 o’clock with the pilgrimage service in the parish church of knetzgau and goes on the first day via oberschleichach, kirchaich and priesendorf to stegaurach. In the steigerwald parish they spend the night and have the traditional barbecue, to which the friends from stegaurach are always invited.
On the second day of the pilgrimage, the route leads to pettstadt, along the rhine-main-danube canal and via altendorf on to drosendorf. The second pilgrimage service will be celebrated on saturday afternoon at the fube of the feuerstein. In the evening the pilgrims reach the castle feuerstein and spend the night there for the second time.
Early in the morning on sunday morning, the pilgrims set off for ebermannstadt and reach windischgaillenreuth around 8 o’clock. There the pilgrims are expected by the bus pilgrims from knetzgau, who have arrived later. After a short devotion at the chapel of the wolfel family and a hearty breakfast, the pilgrims continue together to gobweinstein.

Way home by bus

After 90 kilometers of march and the solemn entry under the sound of the basilica, the pilgrims want to celebrate the pilgrimage office with the bus pilgrims. The annual group photo with all pilgrims in front of the main entrance of the basilica follows.
In the afternoon the pilgrimage group prays the traditional way of the cross up to the mount of crosses, and after the sacramental blessing and a solemn marian devotion the way home is started by bus.
The pilgrims will arrive around 18.45 o’clock at the siechkapelle expected, move in knetzgau again to fub, and the final conclusion then finds the gobweinstein pilgrimage of this year in the knetzgauer parish church with the eucharistic final blessing.
The purpose of the pilgrimage, apart from the continuation of the old tradition, is not to be a "popular race with a religious sign" be but service on the way, retreat on the road. The organizers attach great importance to the unification of the club and bus pilgrimages and the joint organization of the pilgrimage sunday.

Green meadows in germany’s ski resorts

Green meadows in germany's ski resorts

The mild temperatures and strong storms at the beginning of the new year have made for green meadows. Ski slopes are closed, lifts are closed and athletes are switching from skis to hiking boots – for many tourists, the winter vacation at the start of the year has fallen through.

In the black forest, skiing enthusiasts only get their money’s worth at altitudes above 1000 meters. Only in the region around the feldberg there are still snow remnants. However, the strong wind is causing problems for winter sports enthusiasts there, says volker haselbacher from the upper black forest tourism and the lift association in freiburg. "There the spab holds itself in borders. In this weather, our guests prefer to go to the bathing paradise rather than to the slopes."All winter sports events planned for the coming days have been canceled.

In the northern black forest, only three cross-country ski trails are still groomed, "but they’re certainly no fun with the sticky snow," says wolfgang weiler of black forest tourism. But he is not giving up hope of snow: "last winter we had a great november and december – and in january it was over with the snow. Maybe this year it will be the other way round."

Apple defends itself: amazon’s ebook monopoly broken

Apple defends itself: amazon's ebook monopoly broken

"The launch of the ibooks store in 2010 challenged innovation and competition and broke amazon’s monopolistic control of the publishing industry," it continued. Since then, users had benefited from digital books with more interactive elements.

The U.S. Department of justice and several states had sued apple. They accuse the companies of having raised the prices for e-books through illegal agreements. Three publishers entered into a settlement, two others want to continue fighting alongside apple. They accuse amazon of trying to defend its dominant market position with extremely low prices until the launch of apple’s e-book platform.

If the justice department is successful, this could turn the american book market upside down: amazon then wants to sell e-books for 9.99 dollars again and could thus accelerate readers’ move away from more expensive printed books even more. The ministry of justice bases its accusations on internal e-mails and meetings between apple managers and publishers.

Official:bvb-profi subotic moves to saint-etienne

Official:bvb-profi subotic moves to saint-etienne

Club boss hans-joachim watzke and sports director michael zorc complied with the player’s request for contract termination "due to nevens aubergewohnlich gross merits for the club, sporting and human," BVB announced. "We have celebrated huge successes with neven in almost ten years and have had a great character in our ranks," watzke praised.

According to "kicker", the dortmund team will not demand a transfer fee for the 29-year-old central defender. Dortmund player’s contract expired at end of season.

Subotic came to borussia from mainz in 2008 and was a member of the 1. FC koln loaned out. Most recently, he did not make an appearance under coach peter stoger. In addition, the dortmund team has already signed another central defender, manuel akanji, from FC basel for around 20 million euros. "The merit principle applies. At the moment it is difficult for neven subotic here. This has nothing to do with the fact that we have a rough estimate of its value. I finally got him to come to koln," said stoger.

Professionals in renewable raw materials

Professionals in renewable raw materials

The topic "bioconomy is the motto of the science year 2020. It is about the transformation from a market economy based on oil to an economy based on renewable raw materials. Coal phase-out, climate change and scarce resources show that products based on petroleum are a discontinued model. But it is not easy to replace it. You read about tires made from lowen tooth milk and dubels made from castor oil. That sounds creative at first. But do such products have the properties they should have?? Is their production economical? Or is the mass production of such products not even the source of new problems?? Will we all be vegetarians in the future or will we eat insects and meat from test tubes?? Franziska assmann, isabell bernhart, jazlin devore, and chantal-sophie genzler, four tenth-graders at frobenius gymnasium in hammelburg, germany, were extremely successful in answering questions like these at the DECHEMAX competition. The competition, which is held throughout germany, is an initiative of DECHEMA gesellschaft fur chemische technik und biotechnologie e.V. Rough commitment, an even rougher thirst for knowledge and a lot of stamina were required to successfully complete the questions and experimental tasks in the two rounds of the competition.

Question of the week

From november 2019 to the end of january 2020, a new "question of the week" was posted every thursday on the DECHEMAX website around the competition theme. "This year there was a bonus question because the competition is celebrating its 20th anniversary", notes supervising teacher christine kreb. "The young researchers from the frobenius grammar school had until the following wednesday to find the answer." The team managed to answer the nine "questions of the week" to answer correctly and to the point. For example, the materials needed to build an environmentally friendly house or the negative consequences of meat consumption for the environment had to be discussed. It was investigated how soil fertility can be preserved or how washing and bleaching with biotechnology is possible and much more.

Paper recycling

The second round was an experimental round. "Paper recycling was the topic of the frame, and it started right away with a frame: a scooping frame had to be built in order to scoop paper from a pulp of newsprint paper. From beet, carrots and carrot grun, the schoolgirls boiled colored brew with which to dye the paper. But not only that, the team also enjoyed experimenting: "we particularly liked the fact that, in addition to normal paper production, we also tried out napkins, flour and flower petals", reports chantal-sophie genzler.

Auxiliary caregiver sentenced to life in prison for murder

Auxiliary caregiver sentenced to life in prison for murder

Grzegorz W. No expression when the court announces the verdict: life imprisonment for three counts of murder, special aggravation of guilt, preventive detention. Maximum sentence.

The small, heavy man accepts all this completely motionless – as uninvolved as he seemed throughout the entire trial. As if it were none of his business. The court finds that he is what the prosecution has called him: a serial killer who may have even more people on his conscience than the three he has now been convicted of murdering.

"Everyone knows from their own painful experience how painful it is to lose a loved one," says presiding judge elisabeth ehrl. In the murder cases, the mourners also found that their loved ones had "not fallen asleep peacefully" but had been killed. The deeds had led to "considerable cuts in the lives of the people involved", who were now asking themselves many questions: "how could something like this happen?? Had I been able to prevent something?"

Burghers criticize bickering in the council

Forchheim construction cranes dominate the city sky. Tens of millions of euros are being invested in the south, space is becoming tight and scarce, urban development is breathtaking, sometimes scary. This is how manfred mauser and paul nerb, the city councilors from the forchheim citizens’ forum (FBF), describe the feeling of life in the city.

In order to understand how the citizens see their own future under these circumstances, the burgerforum initiated a survey. It was under the heading "quo vadis forchheim?"

100 citizens were confronted with a questionnaire. The interviews were conducted by the FBF activists in the fubganger zone. 17 questions had to be answered. For example: do you want more houses and apartments to be built, or is the need already met?? Should more business and industry be attracted to the area? Support the rough projects rathausanierung, conversion of the kolpinghaus or redesign of the paradeplatz?

How the volleys cope with the wolf departures

How the volleys cope with the wolf departures

The shock could not have been deeper: after losing the derby against eltmann, captain peter wolf and his brother georg announced to the hammelburg volleys via whatsapp that they were quitting their cooperation. Now the match against blue volleys gotha (saturday, 8pm) is coming up. And head of department matthias benner talks in an interview about human exchanges, the consequences of wolf’s farewell and an extremely important bundesliga match. Mr. Benner, the announcement of the wolf brother was spectacular, via whatsapp message. Where are they now? Matthias benner: we don’t know. Probably they are pushing their teaching studies in frankfurt. The announcement was a shock, wasn’t it??Honestly, I had expected more maturity, team spirit and a personal conversation. This is not the way young adult men who are about to finish their teaching degree treat others. This has nothing to do with team solidarity and team sports. Especially as team captain. This position peter wanted with all his might. The club was worth the announcement only a short message. Although the captain goes.We have deliberately kept a low profile in terms of media and publicity. We don’t know what the reason for the resignation was.

But hand on heart: can’t you imagine why the wolf brothers left??The real reason is probably that little wolf (georg, d.R.) has played too little this season. In addition, peter wolf was recently not allowed to play the diagonal position on the far right that he wanted. The wolf brothers have missed a lot of the preparation because of the beach volleyball season. In this one, it turned out that the game works very well with oscar benner as diagonal attacker – which is peter wolf’s favorite position. The idea of the coach was to put wolf as a blocker against the strongest player of the opponent. He was obviously unhappy with that. Now the announcement is effective. Or does the club see it differently?The wolf brothers still have a contract with us until the end of the season, so until 30. April 2019. A notice in the practiced form is not entitled to them at all. Such a thing would only be possible in special cases, for example if the club went insolvent. The contracts are valid and provide for contractual penalties and claims for damages if they are not fulfilled. Even if we still move in the amateur area. But so far the club has not made use of it. That is, the wolf brothers can not simply play for another club?If the club management agreed, they could transfer, which would entail a three-month suspension. But there is no willingness to do so and there is no request from the players or from another club. How did the team react to the departure?? Printed mood prevails?The mood in the team is actually solved, also because the constant quarrels have stopped. The players got together when the resignation of wolfe was announced. They have no understanding for it, have seen it as a selfish move. Now let’s be specific: who will replace the wolf-bruder in the game?Georg wolf had this season anyway only sporadic einsatze. On this position is moritz rauber set. The departure of peter wolf actually creates a problem for us, both diagonally and on the left wing. With moritz zeitler and felix bendikowski we have possibilities to replace peter wolf adequately. Nevertheless, a clear monitoring can not be explained away.This is not so much due to the quality of the team, but rather to the breadth of the squad. There should already be twelve to fourteen players of equal caliber in training. We have added the brothers lukas and david baden. They have always been part of the training sessions; now they are a permanent part of the team. They always do better. Even if it is currently not enough for a regular place in the second bundesliga. There are many who say that the relegation of the wolf brothers from the second division is as good as sealed.I do not see it that way. Yes, the wolves, especially peter, are a strength for every second league team when they are fit. And yes, it will be a difficult task to keep the class, also because of the good promoted mimmenhausen and gotha. But we believe that the team is intact, perhaps more than before the departure of the brothers. We had to bring the preparation also without the two behind us and had good successes. The rest of the squad remains good enough for the second league. But I expect a reaction against gotha. Have you considered bringing in replacements for the wolf brothers from outside the team??We are not actively looking for reinforcement at the moment. Until christmas we want to try it in any case with the current squad. If things don’t go well in the meantime, or if two of our regular players are seriously injured, we will have to react and spend money. But once again, i have every confidence that our current team can hold its own in the league.

Do they see karl kaden as a coach after the quarrels tarnished?No, not even in the team. The department management stands behind the coach and his decisions. I believe we have acted correctly. By the way, karl was even willing to give peter wolf back his favorite position and put oscar benner back in the middle blocker position. The brothers have destroyed this approach with their decision. How did the environment, especially the sponsors, react to the conflict??There were questions, which our sponsoring representative frank jansen answered. The support of our gonners is different. They want to support mass sports and keep competitive sports in the region. You stand by us in good times and bad. They did not ask for professional replacements for the wolfs.Their decision was seen as selfish and not team-oriented. Fear lasting image damage for the club?That is a question of success. Saturday’s game against gotha will play a key role in this respect. Like mimmenhausen and fellbach, this team has six points, we have ten. If we win, the world is in order. Then 95 percent of the observers will say the club did everything right. If we lose, it will hail criticism. Many will say: how could you let the wolf brothers go?. But what choice did we have? The interview was conducted by steffen standke gotha’s robert werner is looking forward to meeting his former international colleagues