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Two kindergartens in schwarzach are being renovated

Two kindergartens in schwarzach are being renovated

Leaky windows, ice-cold walls, outdated heating system. In terms of energy, there is still a lot wrong with the kindergartens in stadtschwarzach and munsterschwarzach. On tuesday evening, the members of the town council had a look at the kindergarten st. Josef in stadtschwarzach an insight into the current situation. In the subsequent council meeting, they came to a unanimous decision: in the coming year, both daycare centers are to be renovated for energy efficiency. The immense costs of 370,000 euros for stadtschwarzach and 80,000 euros for munsterschwarzach are to be allocated in the 2013 budget.
"Move in head" during the inspection of the cellar in the kindergarten in stadtschwarzach, it was clear to the roughly grown members of the council. Architect stefan schielke, together with kindergarten director sabine schuster, led the municipal inspectors through the kindergarten building. Lothar nagel, the mayor of the city, set a clear goal: "we want to achieve a k-efficiency house in order to receive government subsidies." The kindergarten building in schwartzach currently has an energy requirement of 390 kwh (heating costs). After the energy renovation, a value of just over 160 kwh is to be achieved, which corresponds to a heating cost saving of well over 50 percent.
Brother edmar schafer (monastery list), who is responsible for the monastery project "regenerative energies" in the abbey of munsterschwarzach is responsible for the kindergarten, saw the current situation realistically and at the same time took a look into the future: "energy is becoming more and more expensive. That is why we should invest now in order to save money later."
Architect schielke had a certificate for energy-saving thermal insulation for the kindergarten in stadtschwarzach. The council brought with them a report detailing the costs, economic viability and environmental compatibility of the project. The proof had been compiled by the veitshochheim engineer anja kriege. Schielke considered it a priority to optimally coordinate the renovation measures from a structural point of view, to keep the investment costs for the entire package low and to make optimum use of demand programs. He recommended that all the energy-saving measures be carried out in one go.
According to the current plans, the exterior wall, the basement ceiling and the top floor ceiling are to be dammed. The old windows are to be replaced by triple-glazed thermal insulation windows. The heating system is also to be renewed. Three variants for a new heating system are under discussion, which the committee will decide on in the coming year: gas condensing boiler and solar system, pellet boiler or air-water heat pump with gas condensing peak load boiler. Whether a photovoltaic system can be installed on the roof of the kindergarten in stadtschwarzach because of its proximity to the parish church is to be decided by the kitzingen district office.
The council did not reach a final decision on the question of whether the bay window on the front of the building should be retained. Because the bay window was probably added in the 1960s, it is possible that it will be torn down in the course of the energy project.

Self-made interior
In the kindergarten st. Felizitas in munsterschwarzach the energy situation is not quite as dramatic as in the neighboring village. Various energy audits have already been carried out there in the past few years. In 2013, the exterior walls and the top floor ceiling of this daycare center are to be dammed. The building is also to be fitted with triple glazing for thermal insulation. In munsterschwarzach, the members of the kindergarten association want to do the interior work themselves and thus save around 10,000 euros. Because the club has already installed a photovoltaic system on the roof, the municipality will save the cost of a solar system, which was planned to support the heating system.

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Fourth world championship title for savchenko/szolkowy

Fourth world championship title for savchenko/szolkowy

The last time maxi herber and ernst baier won four times for germany in pairs was 73 years ago. The legendary marika kilius and hans-jurgen baumler only won the world championship twice in 1963/64.

"The cure is absolutely successful, it is a new style in pairs skating, aljona and robin have reinvented themselves," said elke treitz, vice president of the german skating union (DEU). "This is the very rough throw of ingo steuer."The trainer was cheering in front of 7000 spectators in the palais des expositions and was overjoyed.

"We succeeded for the first time in the triple throw in the short program and we had only one medal as a goal here". The fact that aljona and robin are now in the middle of the podium is all the better," said the 45-year-old coach, who was only annoyed that szolkowy only jumped the axel easily. "Aljona won the title for us," said steuer, "robin got into a pirouette badly and messed up the axel.".

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Comment: from a nuchtern point of view, the new forchheimer gelander is not worth that much

comment: from a nuchtern point of view, the new forchheimer gelander is not worth that much

It is and remains a gelander. But it is about the kellerwald! It is and will remain a gelander. Even if it is about a matter of the heart like the beloved kellerwald, one should look at the whole thing nuchtern:

The gelander should prevent kellerwald visitors and annafest guests from falling off. And if safety cannot be guaranteed, improvements must be made. Everyone has agreed on this (so far) since the issue became a topic over a year ago.

The (certainly not free) draft was presented and discussed in detail. In november the old planning committee was full of praise. For the beloved kellerwald no effort, time or money was spared: costs of 1.3 to 1.5 million euro are still in the air. Who pays how much – between the city and the cellar operators – is not even clear yet.

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The dust goes down the tubes

The dust goes down the tubes

Since taking over the quarry from the heib family in 2005, the schicker company has invested 6.5 million euros in the plant – for technical improvements and new plant components. A good third of the money went into emission control, i.E. Filtering and dedusting systems and enclosures.

Drought and east wind

Still not enough, as oswin kirchner admits. According to the 49-year-old, prolonged drought and easterly winds are the worst circumstances in terms of dust pollution for stadtsteinach. "And we had enough of that in the summer of 2011." What the plant manager received in the form of complaints from the public.
With the reconstruction of the so-called loading sussel and the addition of a further dedusting plant in these days, the hard stone works want to minimize the problems.
"In addition, we will get a new, coarse sweeper at the beginning of august", oswin kirchner added. It is intended to keep the traffic areas in the operating area and above all the community connection road to triebenreuth clean.

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The role of energy companies is changing

The role of energy companies is changing

Johannes teyssen probably can't hear the word energiewende anymore. For the eon manager, it means work. Teyssen, head of germany's biggest energy group, has a difficult mission ahead of him: to set the company up so that it will still be making decent profits in a few years' time. Even the competition has to. RWE, enbw, vattenfall – all have the same task to master: earning money without nuclear power. Its end was sealed in this country by the energy turnaround.

But what strategies can an energy giant like eon, which still operates more nuclear power plants in germany than any of its competitors, use to earn money in the post-nuclear age?? "Decentralized energy solutions will play an important role", says stefan vogg, chairman of the management board of eon vertrieb deutschland gmbh, based in munich. The most important change is that "in tomorrow's energy world, the customer will be both a consumer and a producer of energy.

Consumers have been able to generate, store and feed energy back into the grid themselves. According to vogg, an english term has already become established for this: the "prosumer" – a mix of producer and comsumer.

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Agreement on care allowance and practice fee

agreement on care allowance and practice fee

A good ten hours after the rough show was finally over and somehow finished, philipp rosler is still pretty pale around the nose. And quite strained in the face. Not even his smile, which he has managed to salvage even through these grueling, perhaps often almost unbearable 18 months as head of the FDP – he can't even manage that smile for longer than ten seconds at a time. />
this is also a bit strange, because what philipp rosler says actually belongs underneath with a supersupermega-satisfaction beam. The government rules. The coalition acts. And his prasidium says it is satisfied. Unanimously. And the way philipp rosler talks about it means that all of this is tremendously gross. At least.

The following is a simple description of what happened on sunday evening at six: the heads of the governing parties, the secretaries general, the heads of the parliamentary groups and the head of the CSU parliamentary group, plus the first parliamentary executives, a total of exactly a dozen people, meet in the chancellor's office. Then the chancellor first says what should be talked about, and then the other two party leaders say what they think about what should be talked about and what should come out after the talk.

Everybody discusses for himself
Nothing really fits together. That's why the twolf split up, finely separated by party, and each party discusses for itself where it could give a teensy bit of ground. Then the three bosses get together again, nothing really fits, they return to their own, and so it goes on again and again, back and forth, until 1:30 in the morning. All the talking and running is accompanied by rump steak, french fries and salad, and then something the zwolf call a breakthrough or success. But it's nothing that the whole republic didn't know beforehand.

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President schneider gives up in power struggle at 1860 munich

President schneider gives up in power struggle at 1860 munich

Schneider announced this decision to media representatives in munich. The "lowen" boss, who has been in office since february 2011, said he lacked the "indispensable" trust of all the association’s bodies for further "long-term management" of the association. "The issue of appointments to the board of directors has now reached a level that is damaging to the already tarnished image of the club," schneider said in a statement.

Schneider had deduced from a decision, once again postponed by the supervisory board, about the latter’s desired composition of the future presidium that the trust in him "is not present to the extent that is necessary for a prosperous cooperation".

Supervisory board chairman otto steiner expressed respect and regret for schneider’s move. The club is losing a candidate with a "high reputation, maximum commitment and full identification," said steiner. Schneider had "successfully steered the club through perilous waters and earned high, indisputable merits" during his tenure, the club said in a statement.

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Government: overwhelming number of pensioners “well provided for

government: overwhelming number of pensioners

According to the study, married couples and single people aged 65 or older have an average household income of 1818 euros net per month. According to the report, however, there are major differences. Single women in this age group tend to have less money to spend, averaging 1292 euros. For single men it is already 1560 euro, for married couples even 2433 euro.

The study, which is conducted by the federal ministry of labor every four years, was sent to the other ministries for approval at the beginning of the week, writes the newspaper. The government document shows that the statutory pension is still the most important means of providing for the elderly. However, around half of the 65-plus generation already benefits from company or private pension plans.

The report also warns of increasing poverty among the elderly. At present, however, only 2.5 percent of people over the age of 65 have to live on the state's basic old-age pension scheme. Labor minister ursula von der leyen (CDU) fears that the rate will grow significantly if the government does not take action. She wants to protect low earners and self-employed people more in the future. How this should best be done is disputed in the black-yellow coalition.

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“Spiegel”: eu takes aim at rebates for electricity-intensive companies

Brussels officials have long had their sights set on the extensive exemption of electricity-intensive industries. Eu competition commissioner joaquin almunia suspects illegal aid. Next wednesday, according to the news magazine, the procedure will be initiated.

If the investigation comes to this conclusion, exemptions from the levy under the renewable energy sources act (EEG) could be prohibited. In the worst case scenario, there is also the threat of a backlash correction. Energy-intensive companies then had to pay millions of euros in back taxes to the state that had been saved in previous years.

The federal environment ministry said on sunday that no formal decision had been taken in brussel to open the procedure. "There is also a consensus that the EEG must be further developed. An amendment is to be tackled immediately after the election," a spokeswoman said.

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What the marktsteft fire department experienced in 2019

What the marktsteft fire department experienced in 2019

2019 was not an easy year emotionally for the marktsteft fire department. In the second operation of the year, they had to rescue a dead comrade after a traffic accident with markus ungerer. The fact that this has left its mark was still apparent to commander timo albrecht during his annual report on sunday evening at the annual general meeting of the steft fire brigade. The accident also shows how stressful firefighting can sometimes be.

All in all, albrecht spoke of a "rather work-intensive year" for his 42-strong squad, including three women with a total of 18 missions. These covered almost the entire bandwidth of the fire department, with fires, traffic accidents, pumping out basements and even the rescue of a pigeon. It was positive that two young people changed from the youth fire brigade to the active one, which is very important for the continuance of the fire brigade.

Good cooperation with the city

Praise was given by the commander and the chairman of the association, simon matthaus, for the cooperation with the town of marktsteft, which always has an open ear for the concerns of the fire brigade, so that all problems could be solved quickly and without complications. A compliment that mayor thomas reichert returned in his greeting: "you have real aspirations, you don’t just talk, you deliver."