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Three people die after crashes at airfield celebrations

Three people die after crashes at airfield celebrations

The accidents occurred at airfield parties in metzingen and backnang. In both cases the investigators are still investigating how the accidents could have happened.

At the airfield in metzingen, a helicopter was about to take off at just after 16:00.00 o’clock take off. A skid became entangled. How exactly it came to this, was still unclear until early monday morning. The machine started to spin and fell onto its side. The impact caused parts of the helicopter to come loose. They flew through the air and killed a 38-year-old family man.

Other parts hit a 58-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, the police added. They were flown to a clinic by rescue helicopter. The pilot and co-pilot escaped with injuries. They were also taken to hospital with another slightly injured bystander. Damage estimated at two million euros. A total of almost 100 helpers were on duty, including several doctors, the DRK emergency aftercare team and an emergency chaplain.

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Bamberg reception center: what the release of buildings to the city depends on

bamberg reception center: what the release of buildings to the city depends on

On tuesday, mayor andreas stark (SPD) met bavarian interior minister joachim herrmann (CSU) in munich to talk about the experiences so far and the further development of the upper franconia reception center (AEO) in the east of bamberg. The AEO is known to be one of the "anchor centers" for asylum seekers for asylum seekers, which the federal government wants to establish throughout germany.

In addition to ministry staff and upper franconia's government president heidrun piwernetz (CSU), bamberg's second mayor christian lange (CSU) and the city's conversion officer christian hinterstein were also involved in the discussion.

"As a result of the discussion, we can state that the free state of bavaria will continue to operate the AEO in the future, explained strong on tuesday evening on inquiry. He sees this as an advantage. "Because we have so far developed a close relationship with the government of upper franconia in order to clarify open questions. The closeness to the government will certainly help to accompany the organization of the AEO in a reasonable way."

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Vfb kulmbach and sv burghaig cooperate

Two soccer clubs in kulmbach join forces again. Starting next season, vfb kulmbach and SV burghaig plan to work more closely together. From 2019, the two A-class teams will play together as a single team.

SV burghaig will be in charge of the future burghaig/metzdorf joint soccer team. This SG will then the current burghaiger 1. Replacing a team that is in last place in the A-class table. If burghaig were to be relegated, the SG would have to play in the B-class.

Nothing will change for the 1. Team of vfb kulmbach, which still has a chance of promotion to the district class in A-class 7 bayreuth/kulmbach.

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Economic alliance wants eco-electricity soli instead of apportionment

Economic alliance wants eco-electricity soli instead of apportionment

The federal government’s promise that the cost of electricity levy, which is paid by all consumers through the price of electricity, should not rise above 3.5 cents per kilowatt hour, is long outdated, according to a statement published on tuesday.

The initiators include the textile association and the steel and metal processing industry association. Currently, the levy is 5.3 cents, by 2014 it could rise to over 6 cents and cost an average household over 200 euros a year. "Overall, industry is regaining its competitiveness, but it continues to participate in the financing of the energy turnaround through income tax payments," they said in a key point paper.

This year alone, subsidies for wind and solar power, as well as rebates for energy-intensive companies, will cost around 20 billion euros. "At present, the energy turnaround is being financed mainly by an increase in the price of electricity," criticize the associations representing small and medium-sized businesses. It is about a fairer distribution of burdens.

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Away from drugs

"And you’re never going back – is the title of a song about a young participant whom a case manager in the "comeback" project had helped has specially written. The "comeback" project is not about looking back to a past marked by crystal meth, but looking forward to a future that aims to integrate people into the labor market the society for the promotion of professional and social integration, which is financed by funds from the labor market fund of bavaria and the upper franconia foundation.

Successful work

Nevertheless, at the final event of the project in the bamberg district office, the participants looked back on a very successful two and a half years of work. At the five locations of bamberg, bayreuth, coburg, hof and marktredwitz, case managers help former drug addicts get back into work.

Through intensive support in the application process, individual coaching and customized work trials, the project participants succeeded in regaining a foothold in the job market.

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Labor market defies economic slump in july

Labor market defies economic slump in july

Despite the stuttering of the economic engine, the german labor market is still running at around.

The difficult order situation of some companies has so far only been felt by employees in so-called helper professions and low-skilled immigrants, according to daniel terzenbach, a member of the federal agency’s executive board, in nurnberg. "In this area, the weaker economy is now visibly touching the labor market," the BA manager revealed when the july unemployment figures were published.

According to its figures, a total of 2.275 million men and women were out of work in july. That is 59.000 more unemployed than in june, but 49.000 less than a year ago, said terzenbach, who stood in for BA chief detlef scheele, who was on vacation. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points to 5.0 percent. Despite this, the federal agency recorded the lowest level of unemployment in july since german reunification, as a spokesman for the agency emphasized.

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Since april it has been consistently too warm

Since april it has been consistently too warm

With a temperature of 21.7 degrees, july 2018 continued the series of warm months that began in april. The past four months were on average 3.5 degrees warmer than average. What makes it even more difficult for the farmers is the low precipitation: 120 liters are missing and thus the average precipitation of two months.

The north is hit harder

"Nevertheless, we in the county have come off lightly so far," says thomas karl. In view of the catastrophe reports from the north of the republic, the crop protection expert at the food, agriculture and forestry office in kitzingen does not want to talk about a bad harvest. "It’s been a below-average harvest so far," says karl. This is completed for cereals. Whereby the winter barley still performed the best. In wheat, rye and other varieties, however, there have been dubs.

Concerns about corn

Corn and sugar beet are currently causing concern, but so are arable and soybeans. Above all, the corn dries up, can only form small cobs because of the lack of rain. "But they’re where the energy is," says karl, and he and the farmers are hoping for more knockdowns. Then the corn could regenerate once again. "The rain on thursday was worth its weight in gold," explains karl, who measured 30 liters per square meter in mainbernheimer strabe. Whether there will be any more is still open in view of the weather forecasts. Karl expects the corn harvest to begin in some locations as early as next week. The problem: if the corn is too dry, it can no longer be ensiled and used as feed for livestock or biogas plants.

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South and north korea to resume family reunions

South and North Korea to resume family reunions

As proposed by the south, negotiations between the red cross associations of the two countries on details could take place next friday. This was reported by state media with reference to the committee for the peaceful reunification of korea. The last round of short-term meetings between separated families took place in 2010.

The dispute over north korea’s nuclear program came to a head following the country’s third nuclear weapons test in february. Recently, however, both sides had again sent out clear signals of relaxation.

North korea’s leadership also proposed working talks on resuming a joint program for trips by south korean tourists to the kumgang mountains near the border on the east coast of north korea. Talks could take place as early as thursday. Whether seoul agrees was initially unclear.

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Bretting, erhardt and winkelmann are 40 years with the fire department active

Bretting, erhardt and winkelmann are 40 years with the fire department active

"Everything rough in our world only happens because someone does more than they have to." With this quote from hermann gmeiner and founder of SOS-kinderdorfer, chairman herbert erhardt buried the jubilarians with their members at the honorary evening of the voluntary fire department hauptendorf.

Every five years, the hauptendorf volunteer fire department honors active firefighters and long-serving members of the association. The chairman was particularly pleased about the participation of josef bretting and franz kaltenhauser, who joined the fire department as early as 1943 and can look back on 75 years of membership.

In their speeches, district administrator alexander tritthart (CSU) and mayor german hacker (SPD) thanked the jubilarians for their service and many years of membership.

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Thirst for german beer abroad is growing

Thirst for german beer abroad is growing

Domestic sales in the first quarter rose only slightly by 0.6 percent to 17.0 million hectoliters, according to the federal statistical office in wiesbaden on wednesday. But beer from germany was more in demand around the world.

In total, the breweries and beer warehouses in germany sold around 20.5 million hectoliters or 2.8 percent more beer than in the first quarter of 2013. Exports to european union countries rose by 2.3 percent to 2.0 million hectoliters, while exports to third countries jumped by 41 percent to 1.4 million hectoliters. The figures do not include non-alcoholic beer and malt beverages or beer imported from outside the EU.

The german brewers association expects exports to rise even further. In china and the USA in particular, demand for german beer remains strong, explains chief executive holger eichele. In germany, the mild winter and sunny spring weather had ensured rising sales. "Some breweries even had to put in extra shifts at short notice," said eichele. Beer mixes – with lemonade, cola, fruit juices and other non-alcoholic additives – accounted for 0.8 million hectoliters, or 3.9 percent of total beer sales.