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Bavarian state parliament abolishes nepotism

bavarian state parliament abolishes nepotism

Urgent negotiations were still underway the night before, because the bavarian state parliament, which had fallen into disrepute as a self-service store for its deputies, wanted to send a clear and unified signal to the disgruntled electorate: no more nepotism. Despite considerable internal discussion, the CSU, FDP, SPD and grunen factions then took this quite literally. Up to the fourth degree, deputies should no longer be allowed to employ relatives at state expense, including cousins and bases.

The new law on deputies is thus more restrictive than the regulation in force for the bundestag, which served as a guide for the bavarians, who acted in haste. But the cousins' issue went too far for the free voters: even in the early morning, when the decision to be made in the plenum in the afternoon was being prepared in the lead committee, bernhard pohl defended the position of his parliamentary group leader hubert aiwanger, who saw the inclusion of the cousins as a kind of occupational ban.

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This refusal of free voters was generally regretted, but in the afternoon the situation looked different again: his faction, which was not the only one that wanted to be accused of defending the proverbial nepotism, openly revolted against aiwanger.

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A man-sized growth in the coburg district

A man-sized growth in the coburg district

Like the cyclamen, the clivia is one of the true classics in the assortment of indoor plants. When fully blossomed, stately specimens with several side shoots can form dozens of the individual flowers that appear in orange umbels. In its bleeding splendor it is certainly one of the gentlest of bleeding plants.

Perhaps the roughest in germany

Kurt and helga stenzel from ebersdorf care for what is probably one of the roughest examples in all of franconia, bavaria or even nationwide. If one sees the splendid specimen in the bright, cool winter garden next to fig, money tree and co. Cultivated, for the first time, one may hardly believe how stunningly coarse this plant can become, if only it is allowed to. An unfolded folding rule is not enough to measure the diameter of the mega-clivie. The beauty of it is that every year in early spring, to the delight of the stenzel family, it unleashes its blood fireworks. It seems to simply like being allowed to always stand in the same place, being regularly supplied with water via the saucer and otherwise simply being allowed to grow.

A sudafrican woman

One of the secrets of their abundance of blood is, of course, also the moderate temperatures in winter. In the past, temperatures of ten degrees or less prevailed in poorly heated rooms or hallways for many weeks or months. The change of cultivation with warm rooms all year round has been at the expense of the willingness to bleed, because at temperatures permanently above 20 degrees the clivia does not form bleeds.

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A very natural process

A very natural process

There’s not much left of the surface of many local waters like the hablach at the moment. The water in some areas is almost completely covered with a layer of algae, which has spread rapidly within a few days. "This is a natural process that cannot be prevented", reassures matthias schrepfermann. According to the deputy manager of the water management office, the high temperatures of the past few days are the reason for the rapid growth of algae.

A natural process

The phenomenon can be explained by the reaction rate-temperature rule: "if the temperature rises by ten degrees, the biological turnover doubles". In winter the water temperature is four degrees, now it has been measured 24 degrees." The sunlight and the increasing concentration of nutrients in the water further stimulate the growth of algae.

"To grow, the algae need nitrate and phosphate", explains schrepfermann. "Because the discharge velocity is currently much lower due to the lower water mass, the concentration of nutrients increases."

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Park with a shady side

Park with a shady side

Partying until 4 a.M. Is the rule rather than the exception, especially during annafest, observes volker noffke. He lives at bambergerstrabe 30 and regularly spends restless hours in summer. Rousing youths at night, in the morning the park full of broken glass, food scraps and mull.
Noffke says he also speaks on behalf of many residents. They are afraid because of the "negative touch" of the young drivers the bamberger strabe is being granted.

Unjustifiably, as the businessman points out: restaurant and inn operators, business people and residents "all make sure that the street is tip-top". And also the park with the fountain and the herb snail contributes to the sparseness of the strabe. "But what good does it do if the city's public works department puts a lot of love into fixing up the park and then 40 to 50 young people come at night with boxes?, asks noffke.

The public order office "is aware of the problem", as klaus backer, the head of the local authority in charge, says: "there is always a party going on." The police were last informed two weeks ago, says backer; after all, he can't send someone from the "public order office" to check the park's bylaws."