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Bnd alleged to have spied on austria

Bnd alleged to have spied on austria

Austrian leaders demand comprehensive clarification from germany on revelations that the federal intelligence service (BND) systematically intercepted authorities and companies in the alpine republic over many years.

"The outmab of surveillance was an enormous one," chancellor sebastian kurz said on saturday. Federal president alexander van der bellen said: "spying among friendly states is not only unusual and undesirable, but is unacceptable."The two spoke at a joint press conference scheduled at short notice.

The BND is said to have systematically monitored the telecommunications of central institutions in austria between 1999 and 2006, the austrian news magazine "profil" and the viennese newspaper "der standard" reported on saturday. Based on internal BND files, it is clear that a total of 2,000 telephone, fax and mobile lines as well as e-mail addresses were targeted by the german intelligence service during this period.

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The gypsy moth worries igensdorf, trailsdorf, eggolsheim and hirschaid

The gypsy moth worries igensdorf, trailsdorf, eggolsheim and hirschaid

Oaks tolerate both drought and heat. "Ideal in times of climate change", according to forestry director michael kreppel, if it weren’t for the gypsy moth, a butterfly species whose caterpillars threaten to strip almost 160 hectares of deciduous forest bare.

The area affected is 85 hectares near seigendorf in the municipality of hirschaid, and 50 hectares in the "lohe" near bammersdorf, 16 hectares in trailsdorf, on the border to seubling and eight hectares in the municipality of igensdorf. In these areas, which cover a total area of almost 230 soccer fields, the pest was already active last summer.

In two days everything was bare

Forest owner georg hubert from eggolsheim, who enjoyed the lush green of his woods last spring, described the situation as follows: "when i looked into the woods from the road on christmas eve, it looked as if someone had switched on neon lights there. The young shoots of the beech trees of the undergrowth were completely eaten bare. Even the grass on the forest floor had disappeared." Two days later, the foliage of the treetops had also fallen victim to the caterpillars. The gypsy moth does not even like anything left over from the second shoots of the trees in the year.

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Bamberg consumer center presents 2012 balance sheet

bamberg consumer center presents 2012 balance sheet

Although the number of rip-offs and subscription traps on the internet has declined significantly with the introduction of the so-called button lottery, shrewd businessmen have once again found the first loopholes to circumvent the law. This is one of the resumes that the bamberger verbraucherzentrale drew in its annual review of the year. "Since august of last year, online providers have had to clearly mark paid offers with an order button. But this law is only aimed at consumers, not at roughnecks," says consumer advisor, describes consumer advisor dorothea tetschlag.

Now there are operators who pretend to offer "favorable" rates only to business customers residual items for sale. No one needs to bring a proof of his trade. Often, as the consumer advisor describes, it is enough to give the wrong company or the company where you work. But those who get involved don't end up with a snapper, but with a bill for membership.

Tariffs cause headaches
Last year, there were also problems in the area of telecommunications. "Although the amendment to the telecommunications act brought about many changes in favor of consumers, it was still a persistent subject of complaints for us", recalls consumer advisor brigitte buttel. For example, inadequate information about rates, costs and technology, as well as incomprehensible and unclear contractual terms and conditions, caused a lot of customer frustration. On the positive side, a customer is now allowed to be without a telephone and internet connection for a maximum of one calendar day when changing providers.

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The pfistner couple is proud of 60 years of marriage

The pfistner couple is proud of 60 years of marriage

The effeltrich couple irene and hans pfistner are proud of 60 years of marriage together. They met in dobenreuth at a dance in the fire station.

The jubilarian was born in gosberg, her husband was born in effeltrich. Both spent their childhood and school years in their hometowns. While irene helped out on her parents’ farm, hans learned the trade of farmer on his parents’ farm.

On tuesday, 11. January 1958, they were installed in the parish church st. Georg effeltrich married by pastor georg jung. Irene, who is now 79, still remembers how the pastor used to pick her up at home and take her to church. "That was something very special at the time", she says.

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Furth’s kickers set for sensation against bvb

Furth's kickers set for sensation against bvb

German soccer champions borussia dortmund, unbeaten in 20 league games, will not be held back by underdog blob on their way to berlin. "Dortmund is the mab of things in german fubball," furth coach mike buskens emphasized. "There, one player costs more than our entire team". And if we add the value of our stadium, we might end up with the market value of mario gotze," said the coach, who turned 44 on monday. As an ex-schalker with a lot of heart, he’s particularly hot against BVB’s "full rockets," as he called the first-league leaders: "if dortmunders offer us anything, we’ll be there!"

The hostility in the ruhrpott is also a rough topic at the cup match, two ex-schalkers want to argue the guests: buskens was 18 years gelsenkirchener, 12 years stormed furths winter addition gerald asamoah for the "konigsblauen". The 33-year-old has scored four times in four second-division games to date, and he has a very special history with BVB: in 2007, schalke was on the verge of the championship, played in dortmund – and asamoah announced that he wanted to run home to fub if they won the title.

But schalke lost, stuttgart became champions, and asamoah’s tears flowed. "It was always cool to play against ludenscheid. I didn’t think I’d get the chance to do it again," he told "kicker" – he didn’t want to mention the name dortmund. His mission: "first defeat ludenscheid, then win the cup and become champions!"

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In autumn the spring is on the horizon

In autumn the spring is on the horizon

The forest presents itself in a blaze of color these days. This variety of colors alone is an unmistakable sign of autumn, which is already in full swing. But with the falling of the leaves the next spring is already announced, as forester peter schmittnagel female. "Already in autumn you can see the new life on the branches. Next to the colored leaves, the small buds for the new leaves in the coming spring are already appearing. For me it is a miracle of nature", the nature lover emphasizes.
However, these buds are also a tasty morsel for many wild animals, which in many places can result in browsing by game, especially on young plants. "A whole year can be lost. Nothing will grow there for the time being,", describes schmittnagel the consequences. To prevent this, either a browsing repellent is applied or the plant is protected by a fence.

Nutrients are extracted

But why do the trees actually lose their leaves?? "In order to prepare for winter, the tree deprives the leaves of nutrients. He turns down his stofechsel, so to speak, to a low flame. The leaves change colors and fall off." The tree thereby reduces its basal area and adjusts to a kind of basic supply. In this phase, the total moisture content in the tree also decreases. "This is called the dormant period, when the deciduous trees are also cut down", explains schmittnagel. A typical example is the birch tree. "If you cut them in summer and want to use them for firewood, you can't get them dry anymore."

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Bavarialb grows again after shrinkage

bavarialb grows again after shrinkage

DKB, the online bank belonging to bayernlb, is doing particularly well, as its half-year results show. The group’s net profit rose by a good five percent over the same period last year to 452 million euros, while the balance sheet total also increased by a good five percent to 226 billion euros. The number of employees increased by two percent to 7377.

But the institute is still a long way from its former glory. Ten years ago, the bank and its subsidiaries employed 19 people worldwide, with total assets of 415 billion euros.000 people. The expansion course at that time was largely due to the ambition of prime minister edmund stoiber (CSU), who wanted to make munich an internationally important financial center.

After the almost bankruptcy in the course of the financial crisis, the EU had ordered the bank to halve. The grobbank dream is over, the current CEO johannes-jorg riegler is more modest in his goals than his predecessors. He wants to make bayernlb "one of the strongest regional banks in europe" in the medium term.

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A nuchtern “everyone” in salzburg

A nuchtern 'everyone' in salzburg

By the evening, the continuous rain had stopped, but by then the decision had already been made. As in the previous year, the premiere of the revival of the salzburg festival’s long-running hit "jedermann" had to be moved from the romantic domplatz to the coarse festspielhaus.

Michael sturminger’s production, which for the first time does without old costumes and other historical elements, had an even more nutty effect than it already did. Nevertheless, the audience celebrated the directing and acting team around tobias moretti in the title role and stefanie reinsperger as the bogeyman with standing ovations.

Sturminger’s interpretation appears to be more stringent and even more radical than last year’s, after some changes. At that time, the austrian director had stepped in at short notice and, to everyone’s surprise, presented the first "jedermann" in the style of modern stage theater. For him, all the set pieces of max reinhardt’s legendary "jedermann" productions from the early days of the festival are just ironic ciphers.

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Youth as a showcase

youth as a showcase

The youth group shows the success of the campaign. However, among the adults it is becoming increasingly apparent "that it is becoming more and more difficult for us to participate in the missions", sturzberger stated. The reason for this is not only the conditions at the workplace. However, those who need help could not be held responsible for "these whims", he continued in his statement.
The reactions in the greetings showed that he had hit a nerve with many people. Mayor gotthard schlereth extols the virtues of the fire departments, which, however, also had to be questioned now and then. It is gratifying that the fire brigades in the market have grown closer together in recent years, which is also an advantage when it comes to operations, emphasized district fire chief thomas eyrich. Eyrich also paid tribute to the enthusiasm of the youth in oberthulba.
Commander reiner wanitschka described two fires as particularly sensitive, firstly the hall fire in hammelburger strabe and a garage fire. Thanks to the smooth operation, the flames were prevented from spreading to neighbors.
Youth representative sebastian baus was satisfied: "the 17 members are doing well at the moment." The youth not only participated actively in the exercises, but also in the organization of the easter market or the christmas bonfire. In the knowledge test and the radio training the new generation showed itself likewise from a high performance side. "For this year we have a lot of plans", according to the new youth spokesman tobias geis. With leon dotzel, jan henz, tobias hirschmann, jan lauster, janik and jonas nurnberger young talents were admitted. That there are no problems financially, confirmed cashier florian haas. He was pleased about generous donations, v.A. By armin and silke henz.

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Beekeepers and fruit growers together

The free voters' group in the state parliament and thorsten glauber, a member of the forchheim parliament, have held a debate on the topic of "protecting bees – strong agriculture" invited to the fruit information center of the district of forchheim in hiltpoltstein. Guests included the chairman of the district association of beekeepers, wolf-dietrich schrober, the deputy district chairman of the bavarian farmers' association, reinhard friedrich, and former district administrator reinhardt glauber.
Unofficial host and participant of the round was the district advisor for fruit growing and head of the fruit information center, hans schilling. The fruit cultivation of the region was the hanger of the evening.
"We need to communicate the commonalities of beekeepers and agriculture – especially fruit growing – more clearly again.", according to the press release of the glauber is sure "on both sides are actors who are at home in the same ecosystem and are dependent on each other for many reasons."

Beehive

Many fruit farmers are also beekeepers and on many fruit plantations in the region you can find apiaries. Issues were raised such as the need to spray only outside honeybee flight times, or the sealing of flat areas and the resulting loss of farmland and habitat.
"The many part-time farmers and beekeepers perform a task for society as a whole and deserve every support, especially in our district with 85 percent part-time farming – the highest figure in bavaria," says matthias schrepfer, thorsten glauber summed up: "for many people, it's inconceivable to get back on the tractor after work or to take care of their bees. But it is only because of these fruit farmers and beekeepers that we have this unique cultivated land that attracts so many tourists."