Environmental considerations in agriculture and forest management

As you call into the woods, so it echoes back — this proverb may have been remembered by district forester wolfgang gnannt at the city council meeting on thursday evening. "The city forest yielded 85000 euros this year", declared gnamed. "Is that not too little?", it came back from the csu faction. Dieter gerstenkorn (csu) made a different calculation. He...

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Second attempt: harald kopp wants to become mayor of the city of hamburg

Harald kopp wants to do it again: after the 61-year-old self-employed businessman was only narrowly beaten by incumbent erich hegwein in the 2014 municipal elections, he is running again as a candidate for mayor in march 2020. At the nomination meeting of the local association of the spd marktbreit he was unanimously confirmed as mayoral candidate. The 2014 election, as local association...

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How the coburg train station can shine

Since last tuesday, 14 students from the coburg university of applied sciences have laid two kilometers of cable and installed 90 light points. On friday evening, the first results were shown for the first time. Next week, they will try out other concepts that the students developed in the workshop with professor michael muller. Muller teaches, among other things, light design and light planning...

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Merck determined to acquire versum

The merck group, based in darmstadt, germany, is determined to complete its planned billion-euro acquisition of the u.S. Semiconductor supplier versum. At the presentation of the 2018 financial statements, ceo stefan oschmann expressed confidence that merck would prevail against an offer from the american specialty chemicals group entegris. "Our offer of 48 dollars per versum share is...

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Second substation to come?

Oberhaid — "enthusiasm looks different", claus reinhardt (spd), a member of the oberhaid town council, summed up the council's mood when the representatives of bayernwerk ag, wolfgang weis and christian ziegler, presented the plans for the construction of a new substation in the area of the unterhaid switchyard. They informed that bayernwerk ag is currently planning the...

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Dispute over future taxes in coburg

The 2013 city budget is passed — against the votes of the csu and young coburgers. The city must submit a financial plan for the next few years with its budget. This includes an increase in the business and property tax rates for 2015. But not decided, as oberburg mayor norbert kastner (spd) noted. At present, the trade tax rate is 275 percent — a very low rate, but it is...

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Boss of drug cartel los zetas dead — body stolen

The navy said on tuesday that it had been established through fingerprints and photographs that "el lazca" was one of two men who died on sunday in a racket with marines in the state of coahuila. The body, however, was stolen from a funeral home shortly after the identification by an armed and masked commando, confirmed the district attorney of coahuila, homero ramos. Lazcano was one...

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After csu resignation: will mayor eck remain in the district council??

The question is simple, but the answer is far more complicated than expected: can habfurt mayor rudi eck (62) keep his seat on the county council after leaving the csu?? The spontaneous "yes, of course, that comes from many district council colleagues on this question is correct, but the way there leads deep into the subtleties of municipal election law. The last time there was a...

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Municipalities demand 100,000 solar roofs for public buildings

Municipalities demand immediate program from next federal government to install 100,000 solar roofs on public buildings to meet climate protection targets. Five billion euros would have to be made available for this, said gerd landsberg, chief executive of the german association of cities and municipalities, to the "neue osnabrucker zeitung" (saturday). "This year, the climate...

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Bauersachs steered the school through all its problems

The well-deserved padagogue hans bauersachs, known throughout the district and most recently principal of the maximilian vonwelsch secondary school, has died at his last residence in passau after a long illness. After a first school year in pegnitz, the secondary school teacher, who came from the franconian forest, returned home in 1970 and was allowed to teach at the then still undivided...

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