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Because it rained in torrents: amanda was allowed to perform in the church

Because it rained in torrents: amanda was allowed to perform in the church

Two sold-out performances show how popular ventriloquist sebastian reich and his hippo amanda are in franconia. For the performances in the "herzo-summer" on saturday and sunday the tickets were quickly sold out.

However, on the second day the weather did not play along at all, and so the visitors, who had already bought their tickets, were asked to come in spite of the persistent rain. "The event will take place", was affirmed. That’s what she did, but a bit different than expected.

"We already had technical problems with the rain on friday", said andrea poltl of the cultural office of the city to the FT. Because the rain on sunday was even more persistent and it was feared that the wet might affect the power supply, the city resorted to plan B – in consultation with city pastor helmut hetzel. Without pulling, the clergyman opened the city parish church.

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Virtual family reunions: seniors in the kronach district are now online

virtual family reunions: seniors in the kronach district are now online

You are moving!" Sigrid schodel’s first reaction is between joy and amazement when she sees her daughter on the tablet screen. "I’m still from the generation that has no connection to the internet", explains the 75-year-old. "But I get a lot more out of it than when we just talk on the phone, the senior citizen is happy.

For three weeks now, all bavarian senior citizens’ homes have been under a ban on visitors. No one who doesn’t work there can get in anymore. For residents, that’s three weeks without comforting hugs from the kids, three weeks without kisses on the cheek from the grandkids.

Nothing can replace these transports. But the staff of the BRK senior citizens’ homes in kronach and ludwigsstadt have found a way for residents to still see their loved ones at home – live and in color: they offer video chats over the internet.

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Poisons to be kept out of the fields

Poisons to be kept out of the fields

Clear plants are a clean business. At least when you consider what comes in impure at the front and comes out clear at the back. And what remains? Well … In the bamberg district, this amounts to around 70,000 metric tons of clear sludge per year. And they have their work cut out for them: in addition to valuable nutritional elements such as phosphorus, there are also organic compounds – such as perfluorinated surfactants (PFT) and pollutants from plasticizers, flame retardants and detergent ingredients. In addition, there are drugs such as antibiotics or hormones and their degradation products.

This list is far from complete – and yet already gives enough cause for concern. Especially when you consider that in 2015, for example, more than a third of the 71,000 tons of clear sludge produced in the district of bamberg was used for agricultural purposes. That means a good 24,000 tons ended up on local fields. At least the spreading of clear sludge on grassland, fruit and vegetable plantations and in forests is prohibited.

With a rate of 34 percent, the district was also well above the bavarian average. There it was only 14.8 percent in the same year.