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Mega rescue on saturday in the ice tunnel eierberge

mega rescue on saturday in the ice tunnel eierberge

There has never been such an exercise in the district of lichtenfels: on saturday, 23rd. September, around 500 firefighters and a further 150 rescue service personnel will train how to work together in a joint operation in the eierberge ICE tunnel.

Road traffic disruptions

The district administration, as the authority responsible for disaster control, has already pointed out that there may be disruptions to road traffic on this day due to the large number of emergency vehicles. District administrator christian meibner (CSU) has asked for understanding for the fact that there will be "a lot of remmidemmi" on saturday as the ubenden with "tatutata" and blue light will be on the way. Meibner emphasized: "we didn’t pick this out for ourselves!" Such an exercise under the most realistic conditions possible is mandatory for every tunnel in the zoning decision. It is a prerequisite for the opening of the ICE line, which is planned for december.

ICE expansion: from munich to berlin in under four hours – soon it will be ready
similar competitions had already taken place in the thuringian and coburg regions. The findings from the cooperation are important in order to be optimally positioned in the event of a possible emergency. The time window for next saturday’s rally was last mentioned as 9 a.M. To 2 p.M.

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Rail customers need patience: up to 800 construction sites cause delays

Rail customers need patience: up to 800 construction sites cause delays

Rail customers can expect numerous roadworks on the german network again this year. At peak times, there will be 800 construction sites at the same time, announced infrastructure director ronald pofalla.

In addition to maintenance projects, around 50 new construction and expansion projects alone were planned or implemented. A record 10.7 billion euros is being invested in the rail network and stations, up from 9.4 billion euros last year. The increase is also partly due to higher construction prices. The bulk of the sum will be paid by the federal government. Not counting the billion euro stuttgart 21 project.

Restrictions for passengers should be kept as low as possible. "We are getting a better and better handle on driving and construction," said pofalla. More construction workers were deployed, more auxiliary structures were erected and more work was done at night – so that the trains could start rolling again in good time.

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Tours off the beaten track

tours off the beaten track

The half of the popular "summer trips" of the historical association county habberge is over. A few years ago, committee member burkard hauck came up with a tour that included objects that are not on the agenda for the usual visits. The focus of this year's travel dates so far has been the district town of habfurt and its immediate surroundings.

So first of all, the 16. I visited the house of the kehl family in the upper main street, which dates back to the nineteenth century, where the "hare's pharmacy" was located is located. The next item on the agenda was a visit to the former cistercian monastery of mariaburghausen, which is actually called "marburghausen" hieb, as association chairman wolfgang jager explained to the interested listeners. Already in 1582 the convent of marburghausen was abolished by prince bishop julius echter, jager continues. Finally, we visited the recently occupied new building of the district court, which can only be accessed via a security gate.

Separated by denominations

The next trip goes to the ebener land, namely to jesserndorf. The small town with about 200 inhabitants is predominantly catholic, but the protestant part of the population is also not insignificant. Both denominations have their own church and until the 60s of the 20. At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was even a separate school for the protestant and the catholic burghers. Even the innkeepers were predominantly segregated by denomination.

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Germany suspends humanitarian refugee intake

germany suspends humanitarian refugee intake

Germany suspends humanitarian admission of refugees from abroad in the coronavirus crisis, according to a media report. This was said by a spokesman for the federal ministry of the interior to the newspapers of the funke mediengruppe.

The ministry had instructed the federal office for migration and refugees (bamf) on tuesday "in view of the measures to contain the covid 19 pandemic" to suspend the resettlement procedure with turkey and the federal resettlement procedures for people in humanitarian emergencies "until further notice".

In fact, the "german humanitarian admission procedures have already come to a standstill since last friday due to various travel restrictions and operational restrictions, also on the part of important partners," said the ministry spokesman. The international organization for migration (IOM) and the united nations refugee agency (UNHCR) also officially suspended their reception programs for refugees on tuesday.

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Federal government wants to put pressure on “identity exchangers

Federal government wants to put pressure on

The federal ministry of the interior wants to give the authorities a new means of exerting pressure to get asylum seekers to reveal their true identity.

This is the result of a draft "law for better control of asylum and revocation procedures", which is expected to be approved by the cabinet in april. It says a foreigner who is "enforceably obliged to leave the country" must live permanently in a reception facility if he has "swapped or made false statements about his identity or nationality.".

People who do not cooperate in identifying themselves or in obtaining travel documents should not be allowed to move into their own homes. The draft, which was recently sent to the other departments of the federal government for comment, speaks of "reasonable requirements" that the foreigner must meet here. What this means will probably have to be clarified later by judges.

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Brazil’s president rousseff removed from office

Brazil's president rousseff removed from office

After a months-long power struggle, brazil’s president dilma rousseff has been removed from office. Brasil’s senate voted with the necessary two-thirds majority to remove the first woman as head of the world’s fifth-largest country.

A total of 61 senators voted in favor and 20 against. His successor is the former vice president michel temer of the democratic movement party (PMDB), who will lead the country with a liberal-conservative government until the next election at the end of 2018.

Rousseff (68) has been accused of running a series of tricks to save the national deficit and of not having the congress’s approval for loans. But above all, she has been accused of not having a solution to the deep recession. In a first reaction, she stressed that 61 senators were forced out of office, although she was re-elected by 54.5 million people in 2014. "This is a parliamentary coup, with the help of a legal farce".