Energy-conscious behavior earned 500 euros

Energy-conscious behavior earned 500 euros

As part of the Leader-supported project “Experience energy – learning in a different way” the Stockheim elementary school was awarded first prize in the energy-saving competition for its school building in Reitsch. The energy saving competition, which took place in the districts of Hof, Kronach and Wunsiedel, was held under the motto “Save energy – protect the climate – move the world”. For one year, the consumption of water, electricity and heat in the participating schools was measured and compared with the previous year. The winner of the energy-saving competition was quickly determined: Stockheim Elementary School came out on top with an energy saving of 50.9 percent compared to 2016.
In the course of the energy-saving competition, Stockheim Elementary School also took part in the “Experience Energy” project The students took part in a discussion with project manager Anna Degelmann on questions such as “What is energy??”, “How much energy do we consume at home?” getting to the bottom.
They were then able to put their new knowledge into practice in the energy-saving competition. Under the guidance of Astrid Kestel and Siegbert Jakob, the students creatively explored various ways of saving energy. Energy watchdogs check plugs and light wasters, make sure that the air is properly ventilated and the heating properly regulated, and check power guzzlers and water taps.
The award ceremony was framed by the class 3a GTK and pupils of the 4a by different musical elements and a play about energy saving at the elementary school Reitsch. School councilor Kerstin Zapf raved about the commitment of the students. Mayor Rainer Detsch was impressed by a saving of 5500 euros due to the energy-conscious behavior of the students and the replacement of the old illuminants. The energy vision Frankenwald e.V. was enthusiastic about the commitment and dedication of the Reitsch students and was therefore pleased to be able to reward the first prize in the energy saving competition with 500 euros.

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Population figures in the region drift apart

Population figures in the region drift apart

We are getting fewer and we are getting older. This is the basic tenor of demographic change. Aging affects everyone, but the decrease in the population is distributed quite unevenly. This is confirmed by the calculations of the State Office for Statistics published last week.

According to these, the number of inhabitants in Upper Bavaria is expected to increase by as much as 6.5 percent over the next 20 years, while Upper Franconia will bring up the rear in Bavaria and lose almost a tenth of its population (9.3 percent). But even this statement is still very sweeping. If one compares the calculations of the State Statistical Office or the forecasts of various institutes, it becomes clear that even within Upper Franconia the range is quite large.

The city of Bamberg, for example, is even predicted to have a growth potential of almost two percent by the year 2030. And a minus of three percent for the district of Bamberg is still the second best value in the administrative district. Compared to the impending population losses of, for example, 10.2 percent (entire administrative district), 10.9 percent (Bayreuth district), 16.8 percent (Kronach district) or even 20.2 percent (Wunsiedel district), this is an almost stable situation.

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Weisbrunn horticultural association appoints new leadership team

Weisbrunn horticultural association appoints new leadership team

Sabine Weinbeer The fruit and horticulture association Weisbrunn accomplished the generation change. At the annual meeting in the Eltmann district, numerous new volunteers were found after some long-serving board members announced they would no longer be available, including chairman Gerhard Pfuhlmann. Beside the new election there were the reports.

Mayor thanked

Pfuhlmann was pleased about the lively interest in the annual meeting in the youth center. Mayor Michael Ziegler and the Weisbrunn town councillors also took part in the event. Pfuhlmann thanked all the volunteers who had been involved in the fruit and gardening association during the year and handed out small thank-you gifts.

Also the first mayor joined the thanks, because the fruit and horticulture association Weisbrunn had set many accents in the place and the meadow. Many green areas or plantings and the cemetery are maintained by club members and, last but not least, many members are closely involved in the village renewal planning and thus in the redesign of Weisbrunn. The mayor thanked the association for passing on important knowledge to future generations through tree pruning courses and activities with kindergarten children.

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Employment agency combats shortage of skilled workers: training is key issue

Employment agency combats shortage of skilled workers: training is key issue

“The economy lacks skilled workers.” This complaint is not new, and the fact that the economy is currently weakening and many a company has laid off employees has not changed the fact that many another is struggling to find well-trained personnel.

Reason enough for the employment agency in the Bayreuth-Hof district to make the search for skilled workers a key issue in 2020. This will not only be about making German employees fit for qualified jobs through training and further education. Instead, the aim is to recruit skilled workers from abroad in order to fill vacancies where the shortage is particularly great.

For example, in nursing care. As Sebastian Peine, head of the Bayreuth-Hof employment agency, and Udo Kolb, managing director for operations, explained, the demand here can no longer be met with domestic workers alone. This is taken into account by the still relatively new skilled labor immigration law, which is intended to facilitate acquisition abroad.

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Beautiful weibenstadter see – walking and swimming in the heart of the fichtelgebirge mountains

Beautiful Weibenstadter See - walking and swimming in the heart of the Fichtelgebirge mountains

The Weibenstadter See is an artificially built reservoir west of Weibenstadt and is located between the Schneeberg (highest mountain in the Fichtelgebirge) and the Grober Waldstein (highest elevation of the Waldstein range).

Read also: The 10 top sights in the Fichtel Mountains

Enjoying the Weibenstadter See

Visitors can relax and unwind at the Weibenstadter See lake. Because the 4-kilometer-long riverside path is very suitable for leisurely walks with a beautiful natural atmosphere.

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When the driver’s cab shakes

When the driver's cab shakes

“They are both super collaborators, but they can’t work together.” This is what the dispatcher of a forwarding agency attested to his employees. The second part of the statement proved to be true when more than just fists flew during a tense confrontation on the company premises. Now the younger one was sitting in front of the Kitzingen district court. The charge of assault was dropped. However, under the condition that he pays his unloved colleague 2,000 euros in compensation for pain and suffering and pays the costs of the proceedings.

All parties involved agreed on this way without a verdict after an interrupted hearing and an on-site visit, during which the court inspected the scene of the truck accident. However, this did not bring too much clarity into the contradictory versions of the opponents either. Just as little as the statements of a witness, who had apologized with the words to all involved: “I’m sorry, I have no idea.” After all, according to their testimony, it was clear that the two drivers in the truck had an altercation. “The driver’s cab was shaking violently”, said the woman who was filling up her tank next door. Then two men would have rolled on the ground and hit each other until one disappeared and one drove the truck away.

On-site meeting brought nothing

Who in the end had what share, who hit, why and how many times, who ran away and who drove, fell under the category of no idea. It was of no use that the judge had ordered an on-site visit. In view of the uncertain evidence and after a legal discussion with all parties involved, the proposal to end the case with the discontinuation and the payment of damages for pain and suffering. If the conditions are fulfilled within six months, the matter is finally off the table and the two can continue to prove themselves as super employees, even if they can’t talk to each other.

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Despite billions for eeg apportionment the price of electricity remains high

Despite billions for EEG apportionment the price of electricity remains high

The billions of euros that the federal government is using to stop a sharp rise in the eco-electricity surcharge will have only a limited effect on the price of electricity in Germany.

A noticeable relief of the consumers is not in sight. At the turn of the year, some suppliers have announced price reductions, but others want to increase their tariffs. First evaluations of the Internet comparison portals Verivox and Check24 resulted in that.

According to Verivox, 45 basic suppliers have so far announced price reductions averaging 1.8 percent. For a family with an annual consumption of 4000 kilowatt hours, this would mean a relief of 24 euros. At the same time 42 basic suppliers would have communicated price increases of on the average 2.4 per cent, which corresponded to additional costs of 31 euro.

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Japan hunts whales commercially again

Japan hunts whales commercially again

For many whales off the coasts of Japan, the last hour will soon have struck. While the high-tech country was presenting itself as the host of the G20 summit in Osaka this Friday and Saturday, its whalers were making final preparations for the big hunt in the far north of the country.

This Monday (1. July) when Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) formally took effect, they planned to set sail from the port of Kushiro with flags flying.

Although Japan has already killed hundreds of whales every year – according to official accounts for “scientific purposes,” which is permitted despite the moratorium in place since 1986. But now, for the first time in three decades, the world’s third-largest economy is starting to hunt marine mammals commercially again. There may be still so much criticism from all over the world.

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445 Cyclists die after accidents on german roads

445 cyclists die after accidents on German roads

Lost control of electric bike or overlooked by a motorist while turning: 445 men and women suffered fatal injuries in an accident with their bike in 2019.

Although this is the same number as in 2018, it is 16.8 percent more than in 2010, according to the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden. Experts fear that the number of bicycle accidents could rise again as a result of the Corona crisis.

“My fear is rather that it will get worse,” Siegfried Brockmann, head of accident research for insurers at the German Insurance Association, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur. Things would have changed in the Corona crisis, and probably to the detriment of cyclists. Many people have switched from public transport to bicycles. “The pedelec is the decisive issue among seniors.”They could participate in the mobility sector again through electronic assistance, but the speed must also be linked to the strength of the drivers, he said. “If we say it’s a bicycle, it has to behave like a bicycle.”There are technical possibilities for this.

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Cantata concert on the schwanberg

Cantata concert on the Schwanberg

In the movie “Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg, as Sister Mary Clarence, formed a choir from a clueless band of nuns, whose performances brought the audience to its feet. The Mary Clarence who works on the Schwanberg these days is called Christel Huttner, is a church music director in real life and lives in Dettelbach. In just four days, she formed the ‘Schwanberg’ project choir from a few sisters and about 50 singers from all over Germany, all of them amateurs.

On Saturday evening, at 19.30 o’clock, she performs in the St. Michaels church on the Schwanberg the Bach cantata “Stay with us, because it will be evening” at. The choir will be supported by the soprano Helen Rohrbach, the couter tenor Christian Rohrbach, the tenor Johannes Straub and the bass Peter Buss-Huttner as well as the orchestra of the Musikhochschule Wurzburg. Admission is free.

From amateurs comes a choir

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