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Exchange of blows between maas and lavrov over freedom of the media

exchange of blows between maas and lavrov over freedom of the media

During the meeting between federal minister heiko maas and his russian counterpart sergej lavrov in moscow, there was a heated exchange of views on media freedom in both countries.

Maas criticized in particular the arrest of a deutsche welle employee during the anti-government protests in moscow. "This is an absolutely incomprehensible process," he said. Lavrov rejected this and complained that employees of the state television station RT (russia today) and the state agency in the EU were sometimes prevented from doing their work. So there have been cases of journalists being excluded from press conferences.

Lavrov stressed that western media were not obstructed in reporting on the protests. "There is access everywhere," says russian chief diplomat. Maas openly doubted lavrov’s claims that russian media were blocked or excluded: "otherwise they wouldn’t be standing around everywhere," he said.

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The asparagus raises its head

The asparagus raises its head

Now the asparagus season begins. That’s why asparagus farmer singer in hausen is already bustling with activity. "It’s starting early this year," says, sums up master farmer konrad singer, and his gaze wanders over the field covered with black film: "at the beginning of april, the last time we started pricking was maybe eight or nine years ago." His son daniel also remembers it well. "First the green asparagus sprouts from the ground, it is always a few days earlier than the white asparagus", he explains.

The 28-year-old is a trained horticultural technician specializing in horticulture. With his parents, he runs a small family business with direct marketing in hausen. In addition to fresh salads, chives, rhubarb and radishes now slowly starts to sell the weiben edelgemuse. In contrast to the green asparagus, the beds of the white asparagus are covered with film and fleece.

The price of asparagus depends on the yield. Around six euros a kilo of the "asparagus of one" with very good qualitat the customers will pay probably also in this year in singers bauernladen. Even if this year will start earlier with the pricking, the yield remains the same. "If we start earlier, we have to stop earlier", daniel singer explains the principle. Otherwise the plants will be damaged, and "that’s what you’ll plant next year".

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Venice wants to ban cruise ships

Venice wants to ban cruise ships

They are pushing past venice’s marcus square like skyscrapers and endangering the world’s cultural heritage: after years of dispute, there really should be an end to the cruise ships in the historic center of venice in the future.

At least the italian government wants to ban ships with more than 55,000 tons in the canal of guidecca and thus in front of landmarks like the marcus square. For this they should take another route in the lagoon and dock at a – less glamorous – port in marghera on the mainland.

Environmentalists are nonetheless up in arms: according to media reports, the plan also provides for ships with more than 96,000 tons to be able to enter the lagoon – even if not past the city center. Currently these mega ships are banned in the entire lagoon. "They have chosen the worst project of all," said luciano mazzolin of the anti-cruiser committee no grandi navi to the station radio capital. "We want that the ships do not enter the lagoon at all."Because it will cause serious environmental problems.

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Contrails from ancient galaxies discovered

The "arms" could be traces of superheated gas after the merging of smaller galaxy clusters with the coma cluster, report the researchers in the journal "science. They could be about 300 million years old and hundreds of thousands of light years long.

The team around jeremy sanders of the max planck institute for extraterrestrial physics in garching had discovered the tracks with the rontgen satellites "chandra" and "XMM-newton. Researchers believe that several small galaxy clusters once collided with the massive coma cluster, which consists of thousands of galaxies, emitting a lot of gas in the process. "Similar to the way a jet draws a condensation trail of water vapor behind it as it flies across the sky," according to a statement from the institute.

The researchers were surprised to find that the arms are relatively smooth. According to models, strong turbulence is to be expected when galaxies merge, the researchers explain. The smooth shape, however, points to a "rather quiet backdrop" for the heibe gas in the coma pile, even after many mergers.

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Heibe throws on heibem sand

Heibe throws on heibem sand

For almost two decades, the beach tournaments in groblangheim have been a fixed date in the calendar of everyone interested in handball in the district. Last weekend was the time again. On saturday the men went hunting for titles, on sunday the women. At the same time the competitions took place on grass, so there was something for every handball lover.
The responsible persons drew a very favorable conclusion at the end: "once again everything worked out wonderfully". We even had a lot of luck with the weather. Sunday morning it drizzled a little bit, but nobody was bothered by that, the tournament was played continuously", stefan herrmann was pleased with the smooth running of the event. Already for the second time the tournament was held as part of the BW-open, which means that the participating teams in groblangheim could also secure points for the southern german championship.

A good mix

"We had a really good mixture of spab teams and teams that were interested in the sporting incentive. Among others, the reigning south german champion also competed in the men's competition. In the final games there was therefore also really good beach handball to see with many "kempatoren", described herrmann.
That the atmosphere in groblangheim is right was once again shown by the field of participants. Teams from stuttgart, frankfurt, fulda and last but not least nurnberg made the journey again to be part of the tournament. Perfect organization, a great atmosphere and the supporting program once again made the weekend a great experience.

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Concerns about the local image outweigh the concerns

Concerns about the local image outweigh the concerns

The building application for the conversion of a former restaurant and butcher's shop in the center of aschbach was unanimously rejected at the meeting of the building committee of schlusselfeld. The applicant, the eichhorn-immobilien-gesellschaft wurzburg, aimed with the application at a change of use and the installation of 14 apartments.

The council members justified their rejection by saying that the project did not fit into the center of aschbach. The church, the parish house and an exemplary renovated former inn are grouped around the property. Although the property is already "problematic in terms of design," additional building mass should be added by remodeling and adding to the building's height. The project, not least the intended monopitch roof, does not fit into the intact franconian village center, the council members thought.

In his first meeting as deputy mayor for mayor johannes krapp, who was on vacation, deputy mayor bernhard seeger had to deal almost exclusively with construction issues.

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“They lie like printed”

There was a lot of hustle and bustle at the annual general meeting of the CSU local association in neudrossenfeld. The focus was on the atmosphere in the municipal council, especially bjorn sommerer was heavily scolded. Mayor harald hubner, who is also the chairman of the local association and usually tends to keep a low profile, became quite agitated.
"It is difficult to find a consensus; the political opponent often polarizes in order to bring unrest into the committee. The FUG is only interested in interest politics", said hubner. And former local councilor dieter bauernfeind went one better: "they are lying through their teeth. As an example, I cite the arguments in the referendum against the building area dreschenauer strabe." One must give the "prevented burgermeister" also times in the open meeting paroli offer, the other rate should already times directly position take and the half-truths point out.
Also councilor silvia eichner did not make a morder pit out of her heart. She said that they are even defamed in the municipal council and no one says anything against it. She advised the CSU members to go to a meeting to see how things are done there.
Gerd schertel wished that the CSU faction would be more self-confident and not put up with everything. Conclusion of the CSU discussion: the community and the mayor must defend themselves against false allegations and the head of the town council should show more clearly what he has achieved so far and that the FUG has not really made a difference.
The local association chairman pointed out numerous events together with the local women’s union, such as the participation in the drossenfeld christmas and the christmas tree collection. He criticized the lack of CSU internet presence, which must be greatly improved. He also solicited new members, especially younger people, and thanked councillors otmar preubinger and georg waldmann for the posters on the occasion of the federal election campaign.
The problems of young people in the local associations were discussed by FU district chairwoman brigitte soziaghi, and local FU chairwoman marion weidner informed that the group will set up a park bench next to the bookcase she had initiated. Tim rettner, silvia eichner, otmar preubinger and harald hubner were elected as delegates for the district assembly of representatives for the european elections in 2019.
Sabine schertel and tim rettner were honored for ten years of loyalty, adolf muller has already been a member for 35 years. Hubner’s final sentence: "we can look positively ahead because of the good municipal finances"." Horst wunner