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Barriers torn down: violence at spvgg greuther furth vs. Regensburg game

barriers torn down: violence at spvgg greuther furth vs. regensburg game
  • Violent clashes at second division match in furth
  • About 100 violent ultras arrived from regensburg
  • Several people were arrested

According to the police, about 400 regensburg fans arrived at the further train station before the second league match in furth on saturday at 1 p.M. At about 10:45 a.M. Among them were also about 100 members and supporters of the regensburg ultra-groups.

In contrast to the predominantly peaceful fans, the latter refused to board the shuttle buses provided and wanted to march through the further city center to the stadium. This was prevented by the police due to security concerns.

In the further course the group tried to break through the police barrier by force. Furthermore, the police officers were pelted with bottles and road signs. To prevent the breakout, the officers had to use direct force, including batons. Finally, the people boarded the shuttle bus and were directed to the stadium.

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Lisicki in the semifinals – “see what else is possible”

Lisicki in the semifinals - 'see what else is possible'

Sabine lisicki continues to tinker with her wimbledon summer march. 25 years to the day after steffi graf’s first triumph, the berlin native has reached the semifinals of the world’s most important tennis tournament for the second time in her career.

After her two-set win over estonian kaia kanepi, the berlin player will meet last year’s finalist agnieszka radwanska from poland on thursday. The second semifinal will be contested by marion bartoli from france and belgian kirsten flipkens. Thus it is certain that a premiere grand slam winner will be crowned.

"I feel better than i did two years ago," said lisicki. "But it’s important not to look so far ahead. Let’s see what else is possible," she said at the press conference, wearing a white T-shirt with a green british flag printed on it. "It’s going to be a tough match. She also has a lot of confidence," said lisicki ahead of her third clash with radwanska.

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Golden shines the new cross over pinzberg

Golden shines the new cross over pinzberg

The renovation of the branch church of hl. Trinity in gosberg is slowly but surely coming to an end. A rough step on this way has now been to put up the gilded cross on the church spire.

Many gosbergers showed gross interest in this event. Pastor michael gehret had prepared a document cartouche in advance, which found its place below the cross in the tower sphere. It will give later generations an idea of the history of gosberg.

Document from the year 1904
On the church forecourt, pastor gehret and markus galster from the church administration laid out all utensils in a clearly visible manner. He also lost a few words to the individual objects before they came into the cartouche.

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Dozens dead in cairo

Dozens dead in cairo

Barely a week after the military overthrew egyptian president mohammed mursi, violence escalates. At least 51 people were killed and 435 others wounded in clashes between islamists and the militar in cairo on monday, according to officials. The militar said gunmen had tried to storm the republican guard officers’ club. Earlier there had been rumors in cairo that mursi could be there. The muslim brotherhood, however, spoke of attacks on peaceful demonstrators at morning prayers.

"Protesters first threw stones, then fired shots at the guards of the military facility", a police spokesman said at a press conference in cairo. The attackers had carried firearms and incendiary devices, among other things. Three security officers were killed and eight others wounded. The use of force by security forces was appropriate.

The muslim brotherhood gave a different account of the incident. Police and army had tried to break up a sit-in by mursi supporters with violence, spokesman gehad al-haddad said. "They shot at people who were praying, who had bowed their heads in prayer, their backs turned to the army they trusted." The political arm of the organization, the freedom and justice party, called on the people of agypt for an "uprising against those who "want to steal your revolution with tanks".

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“Exemplary and courageous”

They had helped to identify a perpetrator who had destroyed sacred objects or stolen them from churches in several cases in bamberg, thus making a significant contribution to the rapid clearing of a series of crimes: bernhard wohlleber and arthur konstanz have now received a reward and a letter of thanks from the head of the bamberg-city police department, police director thomas schreiber, and police superintendent jens fischer for their courageous interventions.

Photographed the perpetrator

Wohlleber had observed the offender spitting at and kicking a crucifix. He approached the man, whereupon he was also insulted by him. Wohlleber subsequently photographed the offender and reported the incident to the police.
The suspect had offered two stolen crosses of jesus for sale to the antiquities dealer in constance. Constance accepted the crosses, but liked to be shown the suspect’s identity card and noted the personal details. He then handed both over to the police.
Wohlleben and constance played such an important role, schreiber and fischer said, that the suspected perpetrator was identified and arrested. The behavior of the two was exemplary and courageous.

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Supermarkets ban more and more plastic products

Supermarkets ban more and more plastic products

Retail group rewe plans to stop selling disposable plastic drinking straws in the future.

As a result, 42 million disposable drinking straws could be saved per year in the approximately 6,000 stores of the rewe, penny and toom baumarkt brands, the company announced in poland. Also on wednesday, the discounter lidl from neckarsulm announced that it would be removing disposable plastic items such as cutlery and drinking straws from its range by the end of 2019. Edeka is also developing reusable articles as an alternative to existing disposable articles.

Plastic plates, plastic cutlery and the disposable product drinking straws are the main focus of the retailers. As a typical disposable product, plastic straws are only used for an average of 20 minutes before they end up on the mulch. According to the organization "seas at risk," around 100,000 tons of plastic end up in the sea every year from the EU. 36.4 billion drinking straws are consumed in the EU each year, along with 16 billion coffee cups, 46 billion disposable bottles and other plastic from packaging and cigarette filters.

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Four kilometers of action: children love such trails

Four kilometers of action: children love such trails

A hike with children must not be too long – and above all not boring! The stone adventure trail on the zeilberg near maroldsweisach (habberge district) was laid out around the basalt quarry as a four-kilometer circular walk. But you should plan several hours for it. Because it is not boring here: varied paths, exciting views and everywhere something to discover, to observe, to try out, to feel and to hear. At the nine play stations, hikers learn a lot about nature, technology and the history of the quarry.

Basalt mining in the quarry

In 1895, the first bavarian basaltstein AG started to mine basalt on the zeilberg. At the beginning of the 20. At the beginning of the 20th century, up to 250 people were working in the open pit – even children were doing hard labor. Today, around 20 people are employed in the quarry, with heavy machinery doing the hard work. Those who hike here on weekdays can experience it live – and on some days even a blasting operation. Information about this and about the special blasting signals is available on information boards. They give an insight into the history of basalt mining and today’s work.

The zeilberg and nature

The stone landscape is reminiscent of a lunar crater, but it is constantly changing due to economic use: no two stones are the same. Although it may seem inhospitable at first, the zeilberg offers a refuge for numerous, sometimes rare, animal and plant species. Various forms of hawkweed, reptiles, butterflies, insects – and those on whose menu they are: bats and birds – can be discovered. The children learn that woodpeckers especially like to eat ants, and they examine the coarse anthill right away with a magnifying glass.

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“The magical moves” won the second place in the “teens” category

At the DAK dance contest, the dance group "the magical moves" made it to the top, the dance group of the vfr hermannsberg-breitbrunn, placed second in the category "pre-champs the "teens" age group to dance.
Everything had started with the submission of a video of the group, in which the dancers between 16 and 25 years of age showed one of their self-choreographed dances. After they had prevailed in the online voting against 5000 other applicants, the invitation to the bavarian finals in ingolstadt followed. There the group performed in front of the jury – consisting of luca hanni, ekaterina leonova, hanno liesner and annka westbrock – and could also convince here.
Here it is to be mentioned that the appearance would have hardly run so well without the many supporting fans. Thanks to all the families and friends who took part in the contest. Ekaterina leonova’s words were clear: "it was a very round performance, and i know how difficult it is. Therefore, hats off to them!"

The only group that dared to perform ballet

The magical moves" was the only group to show a ballet performance a dance from the field of ballet and danced the song "explosive" by david garrett. This was choreographed by annkathrin and madeline schleicher, who took part in the competition together with franziska hofmann, katharina hofmann, johanna lang and jule moritz. The group includes many other dancers of different ages, who will all perform together in autumn this year in their first self-arranged dance-theater piece.At the end of the day, all dancers, jury members and helpers of the DAK agreed: this was an unforgettable day full of unique moments, breathtaking performances and feelings of happiness.

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Zverev, struff and krawietz/mies continue in poland

Zverev, struff and krawietz/mies continue in poland

The german tennis pros had a successful debut at the second ATP tournament in poland.

Alexander zverev (hamburg) won his opening match against the australian john millman 6:0, 3:6, 6:3 three days after his victory at the first tournament and will now meet the eighth seeded frenchman adrian mannarino in the quarterfinals. Davis cup colleague jan-lennard struff won his first match in the second week against marco cecchinato (italy).

Zverev, who had completed an intensive training session with his brother and doubles partner mischa zverev on wednesday before the match, quickly got into his rhythm. He won the first set 6-0 in 24 minutes and then had more trouble with the australian, who took the second set.

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There are still piglets in ottowind

There are still piglets in ottowind

One out of 15 farms – that’s all that’s left of the piglet production in the ottowind district of meede. The remaining barn belongs to the family schrijer. But why are there fewer piglet farmers in general?? The main reason is an EU regulation that requires breeding sows to be kept in groups and prohibits them from being kept permanently in individual pens. Until the beginning of the year the farmers had time for the conversion. For the schrijers this meant uncertainty, a little frustration and a lot of money.

Because: because of the regulation from brussel, farmers had to rebuild their stables – which causes high costs. "We had to think long and hard before we finally decided to take this step", says jan schrijer. After all, he and his wife marina had to put up around 200,000 euros, about 20 percent of which came from demand funds. "We had a long time to think about the decision", says marina schrijer. They only made the decision at the end of 2010, when a successor for the farm had been found.

Axel backert from the neustadt area has been working on the schrijers’ farm for over two years and wants to take it over. Backert sees agriculture in a process of change: "we are in the midst of a structural transformation. It’s easier for large companies to make new investments, and the smaller ones are left behind", says the 27-year-old farmer.