Forchheimers revolt against university fees

Forchheimers revolt against university fees

So you can exchange. Before the start of the referendum against tuition fees, the head of the residents' registration office, dieter walda, had expected a slow start, but just a few hours after the registration counters opened, he had to admit: "more signatures were received than we expected for the first day."

Up to 14.30 o'clock yesterday, 157 citizens of forchheim had already expressed their "no to tuition fees in bavaria" submitted. "The first one was there at 8 o'clock sharp when we opened", reports silke decker, who collects the filled-out lists and deposits them in the armored cabinet of the city administration.

City of bamberg buys sports fields in volkspark

The tsv eintracht foundation, which used to own what is now the brose site at breitenau in bamberg, is apparently in a difficult financial situation: the club building in the volkspark, which was only opened a few years ago, is said to have serious structural deficiencies, and the foundation is therefore in a legal dispute with the construction company. What is said to have led together to engpassen. Main tenant in the building is FC eintracht bamberg 2010.

The finance senate is said to have now decided to buy the two playing fields of the tsv-eintracht foundation in the volkspark. The foundation is said to have proposed the purchase, and the government of upper franconia, as the responsible supervisory authority, has agreed to it.

Ex-general kujat holds his ground with heckler & cook in office

ex-general kujat holds his ground with heckler & cook in office

At a turbulent annual general meeting of the highly indebted weapons manufacturer heckler& koch has been able to keep supervisory board chairman harald kujat in office.

A motion by a luxembourg financial holding company to recall the 77-year-old from the control committee failed by a wide margin, receiving only 9.5 percent approval. This was no surprise, however, because the majority owner andreas heeschen had a close relationship with the retired military officer. Heeschen, in turn, was elected to the supervisory board – again against the resistance of the financial holding company CDE. The company holds only 5.1 percent of the share capital, but soon it could be more.

Disaster alert in passau and rosenheim after constant rain

Days of continuous rain and rising river levels visibly overwhelmed the emergency services in passau and rosenheim. Both cities have declared a disaster alert on sunday. In passau, emergency services expect the level of the danube to rise to about 10.50 meters by the evening. The river inn was also causing increasing problems and the swell was rising sharply. In addition to parts of the old town, federal highways 388 and 12 have also been flooded, and many houses in passau can now only be reached by footbridges. The city has asked for support from the federal army.

The disaster situation has also been declared in rosenheim in upper bavaria. The mangfall in particular is causing problems, according to a press release from the city of munich. "The water levels were allowed to rise into the range of a hundred-year flood and possibly above", according to the fear. According to current estimates, the dikes in the rosenheim city area can cope with the increasing water volumes in the mangfall and inn rivers. The authorities are concerned about those places where the improved flood protection has not yet been completed in its entirety. On sunday afternoon, the cabinet was to meet with minister-president horst seehofer in munich to discuss the crisis.

Old folk songs inspired

Old folk tunes and songs from the homeland thrilled the audience at the first pub sing in effelter. Gunda punzelt’s inn was bursting at the seams.

Ulla steiner from gefell/thuringen opened the inn singing with "an mundartgschichtla" and buried all guests from near and far. The popular "haache stockraache", known far beyond the borders of the district sang two "liedla in a happy mood. "Pit from the frankenwald", and "if there’s a sum of money" they sang under the direction of gerhard deininger. From now on it really got going with the three musicians andreas endes (guitar), siegfried hauck (trumpet) and gerhard deininger (accordion), and of course all the guests who enjoyed singing joined in.