Holy family at the entrance to the village

Holy family at the entrance to the village

It still exists, the cohesion in the villages. And he lets many a small wish come true. "I’ve been looking for a nativity scene to put up outside for years", says andi pfarrdrescher. He lives in schwabthal, is local spokesman and town councillor at the same time as well as gastronomer.

Erika dinkel’s plot at the entrance to the village, where a decorated christmas tree from the community has stood for years at christmas, offered itself as a beach location. Only the search for a suitable crib was not easy. It should be weatherproof, well preserved and above all affordable. "I even considered looking around in austria", andi smiles when, after another search on the internet, he finally found something suitable. He was not a little astonished when he read the offerer: a private person from kleukheim. Contact was quickly made, andi pfarrdrescher set out on his way. The crib is still available, said the father of the family, who did not want to be named. Some minor repairs are necessary, but otherwise the more than 20-year-old ensemble is in good condition. It was agreed that the crib stable with its figures would travel to the lautergrund in the trailer.

With its dimensions of 1.80 x 1.40 x 1 meter, the crib has a considerable size. Andi pfarrdrescher set off in search of sponsors. "Everyone I’ve asked has said ‘yes’ straight away", sums up the local spokesman. Katja and christian dinkel, marina and matthias dinkel, resi and josef ruppenstein, erika dinkel as well as andi and jutta pfarrdrescher are now, so to speak, a community of owners. Carpenter andreas ruppenstein offered to do the repairs on the roof of the nursery barn. This was three weeks ago.

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Election posters have a second life as works of art

Election posters have a second life as works of art

They are totally different and cheerful in a time of corona-tristesse: those of children from the (closed) steppach daycare center "arche noah" painted pictures. For the artwork, the election posters of gerd dallner, the new mayor of pommersfelden, were recycled.

In steppach, children have decorated the gates and fences of their houses with the pictures (the FT reported). The newly elected mayor loved to compile the collected works of the steppach youngsters into a collage in DIN-A-1 format (59.4 by 84.1 centimeters). In the middle the whole is explained by the report in the frankischer tag. The finished collage can now be admired on the fence of the kindergarten, but also as a "collage to go" on a smaller scale. On a tour of the village, the individual "paintings" can be seen thus be ticked off.

Outstanding was the presentation of the new mayor with dali mustache and devil horns, which a child gave to the new head of the municipality. As it became known, this painting can unfortunately not be admired in public space, but hangs at the entrance to a very private children's room.

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Chemnitz boss anti-semitically insulted by his own fans

Chemnitz boss anti-Semitically insulted by his own fans

According to the CFC, in particular managing director thomas sobotzik had been insulted with anti-semitic slurs. In addition, some supporters had shown solidarity with the knowledgeable ex-captain daniel frahn. First the MDR had reported about the incidents.

"Threats and statements like "thomas sobotzik, you jew sow" or "daniel frahn is at least not a negro" must not have any acceptance in our society," the CFC's statement said, adding that it "finds the revolts disgusting and rejects them in the strongest possible terms. The third league club also wants to take legal action.

After the final whistle of the match, which ended 2-2, CFC officials had decided that the team would not say goodbye to the fans in the curva. When sobotzik and wunderlich told this to the supporters, further insults were said to have been shouted from the curve. This confirmed press spokesman wunderlich of the german press agency. "We don't want these people to ruin the reputation of chemnitz FC," wunderlich explained.

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Analyses: the mars soil is brighter than thought

analyses: the mars soil is brighter than thought

This is shown by two independent analyses of images taken by the mars reconnaissance orbiter space probe. The soil of the red planet contains feldspar-rich minerals in many places, as they have previously only been observed on the earth and on the moon. Scientists report on this in the british journal "nature geoscience". Until now, researchers had assumed that the martian soil consisted almost exclusively of dense, dark basalt.

The groups around james wray of the georgia institute of technology (USA) and around john carter of the european southern observatory eso in chile had found with an infrared spectrometer on board of the space probe several mars regions, which have feldspar-rich, lighter rocks. The discovery shows that the bright rock recently discovered by the mars rover "curiosity" is probably not an isolated occurrence. This, in turn, suggests that there was much more magma activity on young mars than previously thought.

Feldspar is usually the product of complex magma processes. On mars, which unlike earth has no known plate tectonics, there is little evidence of significant magma evolution, such as repeated melting and crystallization of lighter, feldspar- and silica-rich rock. Such "felsic" rock forms the essential part of the earth’s crust. The discovery of rocky outcrops by the mars rover had therefore surprised the researchers.

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“Trauma is allowed”

The list of contenders for the title before the start of the season included almost a third of the clubs in the 3. League east. The EHV aue was on it, the dessau-roblau HV, the HSC 2000 coburg, the TG munden and the ESV lok pirna. The experts were right about aue, which leads the field with 27:3 points before the start of the second half of the season. Only one team will help the EHV to win the title and promotion to the 2. League east. Bundesliga contenders. The HSC bad neustadt. HSC coach matthias obinger (31) blames, among other things, the cohesion of his team for their great performances in the preliminary round.

Question: how do you assess the course of the season so far??

Matthias obinger: we played a perfect first half of the season. If you consider that we haven’t been able to play with the full squad since the coburg game, that speaks for the balance in the team.

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Google and itunes sued for app stores

25 clauses in the general terms and conditions of business (GTC) are objected to in each case, as announced by the consumer users in berlin on monday. Complaints included a lack of an imprint on the website, excessively long contractual terms and conditions and clauses to the detriment of consumers.

After reviewing the terms and conditions, the consumer advice center sent warnings to five app store operators demanding that they issue a cease-and-desist declaration with a penalty clause. Microsoft and nokia had already followed this demand and changed their terms and conditions accordingly, vzbv representative bianca skutnik told the dpa news agency.

Samsung had partially agreed to a change of the objected clauses. Google and itunes, however, had refused to issue a cease-and-desist declaration and had now been sued before the berlin district court. There is no date for the negotiations yet, said skutnik.

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Full concentration on the bundesliga

Full concentration on the Bundesliga

Missing out on the play-offs in the champions league and outside the play-off range in the bundesliga: the first half of the season went anything but smoothly for the bamberg-based brose basketball team. The first-round exit from the european competition, which is only third-rate internationally, has tarnished the image of the former series champions, but perhaps it also has something good in it: the bambergers, who were also eliminated from the cup, can now concentrate fully on achieving at least one of their three goals for the season.

"We now have four games until the national team break, three of them in the national league. We want to win all of them, then the world will look a bit friendlier again", says brose coach roel moors ahead of sunday’s home game (3 p.M.) against the frankfurt skyliners. Let the team follow his words deeds, then they would be back in the geschaft. Fourth-placed oldenburg has only two points more on its account than the bambergers.

A home win over frankfurt, the team with the weakest offense in the bundesliga (74.8 points on average), should be a must. The task will be far more difficult the following weekend in vechta. On tuesday, 11. February, another home game is scheduled against promoted hamburg towers before the three-week break in the country.

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Probably the oldest and largest mayan monumental complex discovered

Probably the oldest and largest mayan monumental complex discovered

In the south of mexico, archaeologists have discovered the oldest and at the same time the largest monumental complex of the maya known to date.

Three years ago, the team around takeshi inomata from the university of arizona registered conspicuous structures in tabasco using the so-called lidar method. Lasers from airplanes scan the ground and reveal buildings under the vegetation.

In all, the researchers discovered 21 larger and smaller ceremonial centers in the region, almost all of them similar in design: a rectangular plateau running in a north-south direction with a series of earthen mounds.

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Craft still has 29.000 apprenticeship places to be awarded

Craft still has 29.000 apprenticeship places to be awarded

Trades president hans peter wollseifer has appealed to school leavers to start an apprenticeship in the trades this year.

"We still have capacity: at the moment there are still 29 in the craft sector alone.000 apprenticeship places available," wollseifer told the "rheinische post" on the occasion of german crafts day.

"Our companies can continue to train, and they want to do so. I can only encourage all young people to actually take advantage of the opportunities in the skilled trades and start an apprenticeship now," said the president of the german confederation of skilled crafts (ZDH). Many young people are insecure because of the corona crisis, because they could not get enough information.

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Wwf report: 60 percent decline in thousands of vertebrates

Wwf report: 60 percent decline in thousands of vertebrates

According to a rough study, the populations of numerous vertebrate species on earth have shrunk by more than half in the past decades.

The average decline between 1970 and 2014 was 60 percent, according to the living planet report 2018 of the environmental foundation WWF and the zoological society of london, which was presented in berlin. Although this means that the value has deteriorated by a further two percentage points since the last edition of 2016, the decline is somewhat less pronounced than in the 1980s and 1990s.

WWF expert gunter mitlacher cited the irawadi dolphin, the skylark, the partridge and the stork as examples of animals whose populations are shrinking. In this country, according to the WWF, "monotonous agricultural landscapes" primarily affect meadow birds, frogs, wild bees and butterflies. However, the report itself does not provide any information on the development of insects. It is based on data from around 4000 species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians worldwide; 16 species were examined.700 vertebrate populations.

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