Rostock commemorates racist riots in lichtenhagen

Rostock commemorates racist riots in lichtenhagen

The city of rostock commemorated the racist riots in the district of lichtenhagen 25 years ago with a memorial event on tuesday evening.

At the start of a week of commemoration, mecklenburg-western pomerania’s minister-president manuela schwesig (SPD) said in her speech: "above all, we want to do everything we can to ensure that events like those we experienced in august 1992 never happen again in germany."

From 22. Until 26. August 1992 hundreds of rioters, including many neo-nazis, besieged the central reception center for asylum seekers in the sunflower house in lichtenhagen. Under the applause of residents they attacked the house with incendiary devices. The riots are considered to be the worst racist attacks in german post-war history to date.

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Where the coronavirus slowed down athletes and teams

Where the coronavirus slowed down athletes and teams

One of the most important messages of his career was not delivered to liverpool FC fans by megaphone from an open-top bus or over the stadium microphone. But in writing on the homepage of the club.

"If it’s a choice between fubball and the good of society, it’s not a contest. Really not," wrote the 52-year-old at the end of march, when the premier league had suspended its season due to the coronavirus pandemic – and the club’s first championship in more than 30 years was suddenly a long way off again. Slowed down by the virus: LFC is not alone in this in the world of sports.

FC liverpool: the championship and FC liverpool have been a difficult story for a very long time. For 30 years there was no more title for the fans to celebrate. Finally everything spoke for the reds. Jurgen klopp’s team had built up a 25-point lead over second place, and only two more wins were needed to make the triumph mathematically perfect. And then came corona.

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Children from stadtsteinach eagerly await the performance

Children from Stadtsteinach eagerly await the performance

This year’s motto "reading and movement" for the nationwide reading day was ideal for principal michael pfitzner yesterday friday. Because the stadtsteinach school is a focal point school for sports, and "its" principal simone zimmerer is the reading representative in the district of kulmbach. Together with the teacher susanne wiesenmuller, she had prepared an extensive program for the schools.

Roland wolfrum had already arrived at the schoolhouse in the second lesson. Pfitzer also saw himself as an ideal candidate in his capacity as mayor, chairman of the school association and chairman of the TSV, all rolled into one – as well as a preserved reader and storyteller, who recites one or two stories to the children and young people every year on reading day.

Two reading activities were prepared for the students: a reading game for the younger ones and a decision-making story for the older ones. The students were able to decide for themselves how to continue the story they had heard at the beginning. In different rooms of the school they could find "their" songs story then spun out according to their own imagination.

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Of bees, flowers and organic gardeners

Of bees, flowers and organic gardeners

Fortunately, there is no reason to panic. The death of the bee, as dramatic as it is sometimes conjured up, does not exist. This is confirmed by the representatives of the bee-infowabe (biwa) in the erba park, as well as the farmers’ association. But one should not rest on this finding. For this reason, lisa badum (grune), who has been a member of the bundestag for the electoral district of bamberg-forchheim since 2017, not only took on a bee sponsorship, but also visited the organic market garden sebastian niedermaier to find out where there is still a need for improvement in the protection of bees and sustainable coexistence.

"Every insect contributes something to our coexistence", says badum, which is why she feels honored to be the sponsor of one of the bee colonies set up at the information honeycomb in erba park. Because the sponsorship continues to sharpen their awareness, says badum, with which they can continue to make politics in berlin: "we hang the topic insanely high." This should have arrived at least since katrin goring-eckart’s often ridiculed statement that all bees, butterflies and birds should know that the greens will stand up for them.

Goal: to impart knowledge

Outreach to bees and insects begins with clarification. So badum did not accept her sponsorship alone. They were accompanied by harald ebner, spokesman for genetic engineering and bio-ecology of the green party, who gave a lecture on the subject. But the greens were not concerned with instruction. In the morning, they listened with interest to the presentations by ilona munique and reinhold burger from the infowabe, who reported on the situation of bees in bamberg.

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Castell beams with its french wine queen

Castell beams with its French wine queen

The setting could hardly have been better for the reception of the new french wine queen carolin meyer in her home municipality. Everyone was beaming when the new majesty entered the castle park the day after her election, accompanied by music from rudenhausen, flag delegations and the casteller burgerwehr (castle militia). The sun announced the spring. "We don't have imperial weather, we have queenly weather", as castell's mayor jochen kramer put it.

The many guests from castell and the surrounding area all looked happy. Carolin meyer was flanked by her predecessor klara zehnder from randersacker and elisabeth goger from sand, one of the two competitors for the crown.

The women from greuth, carolin's home village, were already singing their queen song. To the music of neil diamonds "sweet caroline they had written: "we're going home, and the crown is with us". The ladies wore scarves in the magenta color that serves as a sign of recognition for the fans of the 23-year-old wine queen.

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German handball players celebrated in berlin

german handball players celebrated in berlin

Applause accompanies uwe gensheimer as the captain leads the german handball players onto the parquet floor in the almost full sports hall at the berlin sportforum.

The nearly 2000 fans twitch their cell phone cameras, then each player of the DHB selection is loudly celebrated. "This is an incredibly great reception. We are feeling a huge handball euphoria," says DHB sports director axel kromer.

But the world cup has not even started yet. 48 hours before the opening match against korea, the public training session on tuesday evening gives a foretaste of the atmosphere that will carry the team of national coach christian prokop through the final round in germany and denmark. "That was really, really great," says gensheimer.

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Kilometers eaten for the corona challenge

kilometers eaten for the corona challenge

Alex schott is still amazed. "A total of 39 soccer players from rottershausen and eltingshausen walked 1,753 kilometers in just one week, says the coach of the district league team. This is roughly equivalent to a distance from rottershausen to kiev. "We were marked uber facebook of the ASV ippesheim and thus invited to participate in the corona-challenge", explains peter werner, who is in charge of the facebook page of the FC rottershausen. Each participant named a cent amount that he or she would contribute per kilometer of the total distance of all participants.

"The most diligent was marco seufert with 155.2 kilometers, closely followed by robin wilm with 151.8 kilometers. In the end, the two had quite a duel", reports schott, who has announced that he will donate ten cents per kilometer after 1000 kilometers have been run. Now it is time to relax again. "In the end, things didn’t look quite as smooth as they might have", says schott.

Marco seufert "never thought at the beginning of the week that we would all be walking so much". The beautiful weather and the daily incentive to compare himself with his teammates motivated him to run much more than usual. "After a few days, my legs got heavier and heavier. At the end of the week I was probably one of the slowest runners", tells seufert, who ran a marathon on the final day. "Maybe it was a bit of youthful recklessness. We didn’t expect such a high number of kilometers to be covered. Marco and i ran over 100 kilometers each in the last three days of the challenge," reports schott, tells wilm.

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Asean summit: un secretary-general for more climate protection

Asean summit: un secretary-general for more climate protection

In the fight against rising global temperatures, UN secretary-general antonio guterres has called on the international community to do more to protect the climate and end the use of coal as a source of energy.

"I have been a strong advocate for more progress on carbon pricing and ensuring that there are no new coal-fired power plants by 2020," guterres said at a summit of heads of state and government of the southeast asian community of nations (asean) in bangkok. Billions of dollars of taxpayer money could not continue to be used as fossil fuel subsidies. This ultimately leads to more hurricanes, tropical diseases and conflicts.

He was particularly concerned about the impact of the many new coal-fired power plants being built in some parts of the world, such as east and sudasia, said guterres. At the same time, industrialized countries also had to help developing countries try to emit less climate-damaging gases. To avoid a climate catastrophe, much more needs to be done by everyone. Only then could temperature rise be limited to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century. A recent UN report says that sea levels are likely to rise faster than expected due to climate change. That’s why floods are threatening several asian cities.

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Herzogenaurach schoolchildren practice democracy

Herzogenaurach schoolchildren practice democracy

The auditorium of the herzogenaurach high school was like a polling station on wednesday. Ballot boxes and voting booths were set up. The election workers have lists of names in front of them, make check marks and wait for new "voters". Around 120 eleventh-grade students were called upon to cast their votes in the bavaria-wide junior elections.

"The earlier young people are introduced to elections and politics, the more likely it is that they will vote regularly and participate politically later in life, explained election director and social studies teacher karin both-kowalski. The aim is to make the schoolchildren aware of the fundamental importance of the civic right of universal, direct, free, equal and secret suffrage in democracy: participation in elections is a first – but necessary – step towards broader political participation. The high school also participated in the last federal election. "The federal government would be a different one, because our young people voted very conservatively", the teacher said looking back.

Arousing interest in politics

The junior election is intended to awaken young people’s interest in politics and convey the joy of political participation. The basic prerequisite for this is a general understanding of the political system, which is supported by the didactic material for the preparatory lessons. In addition, this is intended to convey the importance of well-founded opinion-forming processes, at the end of which there is a well-founded political judgment on the part of young people.

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Few it companies benefit from corona

Few it companies benefit from corona

Many companies in the IT sector have not benefited from the corona crisis, according to a survey. According to the report, more than half of IT service providers (52 percent) have lost contracts this year.

Only five percent of companies see themselves as winners of the crisis, according to a survey of more than 300 IT managers in companies commissioned by the specialist insurer hiscox. The managers were interviewed by bitkom research, the market research company of the industry association of the same name. According to hiscox, the survey is representative.

"On the one hand, it was going through the media every day that the corona crisis meant a big push for digitization," said hiscox manager marc thamm. "But home office or home schooling are just one facet of the rough IT landscape. IT service providers for the travel and event industry, for example, are not doing so well, they are just as affected as other companies."

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