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Bad bruckenau: pink print instead of starter pistol

Bad bruckenau: pink print instead of starter pistol

Pleasant temperatures, sunshine and dry ground are normally ideal conditions for the bad bruckenau pink run. But the tenth edition of this major event, which has seen an ever-increasing number of participants and is now known far beyond the borders of the city, had to be cancelled this year because of corona. The already well advanced plans for the small jubilee in front of a large audience disappeared for the time being in the drawer again.

Since the cancellation had already taken place quite early, the responsible persons decided for a completely new variant. "Pink 9 ½" the magic word of a donation and campaign week that has been running since 3. October and until 10. October in aid of the "breast cancer germany" association the event goes over the stage and takes place completely in digital space.

However, mayor jochen vogel (CSU) and the entire organization team, together with some representatives of the local associations, did not want to completely forego at least one symbolic gesture in reality. There was no obligatory gun salute on the market square on saturday, but instead the head of the town hall spoke "in a small circle" with the help of a stencil, several pink prints were made on the pavement.

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Scouting in times of corona: television instead of stadium

Scouting in times of corona: television instead of stadium

Clemens fritz would actually be traveling somewhere in europe right now. Sweden, france or austria – on any given soccer field, the head scout of werder bremen would take a close look at players who might be considered for a commitment.

Spring is usually the most hectic period for bundesliga scouts, as they have to put together the squads for the new season. But in times of corona everything is different. Also and especially for the scouts and game observers of the clubs.

"I can’t imagine any scout being out right now," says fritz. In all of europe, the game is currently suspended due to the unprecedented pandemic, and only in russia is the game still being played. However, this is not an interesting market for german clubs. "We’re certainly not going to send a scout to russia now," says fritz.

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The long lines swap: baumarkte also traces crisis

The long lines swap: baumarkte also traces crisis

Getting a hedge trimmer for the garden or wall paint for the kitchen: in the corona crisis, many people are using the time at home to renew and tinker – and join the often long lines in front of home improvement stores.

Unlike other stores, DIY stores have been allowed to open in recent weeks. They cover basic needs and are considered "systemically important".

The performance exchanges, however, it came gleichermaben to a rush, says spokesman florian preub of the DIY chain hornbach. "In our german markets, we had fewer customers in april than usual. We bear responsibility for this ourselves – because we have been limiting entry into our markets since the 18. Marz strictly."

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People lived here thousands of years ago

people lived here thousands of years ago

For the layman it is hard to imagine that already thousands of years ago people lived on the gorauer anger. On the rocky jura plateau, which is exposed to rough weather and difficult to manage.

He reads in the soil

Timo seregely has no doubts about it. With spade and trowel, he has painstakingly excavated flat areas, uncovering layers of earth that give him a glimpse into the past. The archaeologist reads in the ground like from a book, has discovered on the plateau post pits, which were dug in the past with the simplest tools for wooden houses. "These are clear signs of a rural settlement on the plateau", says seregely, who speaks of ten by five meter houses that stood right up to the edge of the slope.

The 48-year-old is a research associate at the university of bamberg’s chair of prehistoric and early historical archaeology, which, together with the bamberg chair of information processing in geoarchaology and the university of germany’s chair of geography, is investigating settlement and landscape history during the bronze (2200 to 800 bc) and iron (800 to 450 bc) eras. Since 2015, scientists have been taking a close look at the settlement and landscape history of the northern franconian alps. Since march, seregely is digging at gorau, is temporarily supported by students who, due to the corona pandemic, could not be integrated into the project as originally planned.

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Boeing chief: corona crisis will burden aviation for years to come

boeing chief: corona crisis will burden aviation for years to come

U.S. Aircraft manufacturer boeing expects the aviation industry to recover only very slowly from the corona crisis.

"We expect it to take two to three years for travel volumes to return to 2019 levels," boeing chief executive dave calhoun warned shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting. Due to the pandemic, the event could only take place on the internet.

It may take a few more years for the aviation industry to return to its long-term growth trend, calhoun said. The crisis is "unlike anything we have ever experienced" and it is "difficult to assess when the situation will stabilize". Two days before the quarterly report, boeing’s chief executive did not comment specifically on measures such as further cost-cutting programs and job reductions that could help the company respond to the crisis.

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Hochstadt puts the brakes on building land

Hochstadt puts the brakes on building land

How should the center of hochstadt develop over the next few years?? Where will there be new building and commercial areas?? These were the questions discussed by the new city council in its first meeting after being constituted, and the course was set. After that, there should be no more unallocated use of land in hochstadt.

With a clear majority of 21:3 votes in each case, the city council decided on monday evening in the wide surroundings of the aischtalhalle – in corona times, after all, distance must be maintained. Both with the building land designation, and with the commercial areas is not with the maximum possible demands into the approval procedure for the new surface use plan gone.

The basis for a very small solution

Already at the preliminary meeting with representatives of all fractions a week ago, it had become clear that one wanted to put on the brakes. For the new green faction, however, this was still not far enough. Your spokesman, peter winkler, advocated a "very small solution" for building land and for commercial areas only for a "moderate redensification".