Basic training for firefighters passed

22 firefighters from the city and district of kitzingen successfully completed the basic module "modular training for firefighters". This module represents the basic training of the fire departments and has replaced the former troop man and troop leader training as well as the radio training, it says in the communication of the fire department.

Since january, the participants have received 120 hours of basic training in theory and practice. The centrally conducted part of the training ends with the passing of the exam. In the next two years, the participants will receive further training in their respective home fire departments. After these two years and at least 40 hours of documented training, the final examination will be on the program.

politicians affirm: no ' samba-affairs='

Hans-herbert hartan (CSU) speaks of a "shop window application", and thomas nowak (SPD) finds it simply "impossible": the chairmen of the two largest factions in the coburg city council yesterday reacted to the motion of their colleague klaus klumpers (odp) by shaking their heads.

Not only had he questioned the city's subsidy for the samba festival – as he did two years ago – and demanded a correct accounting of all the city's services related to the big event. Klumpers wanted all city councillors to return the festival free tickets sent to them – two per councillor – to the organizer, so as not to expose themselves to suspicion of bribery.
"I will keep my cards and also buy more in addition", nowak told the tageblatt yesterday. In his opinion, the committee cannot decide whether the city council members should return their cards: "that is up to each individual."

Bavarian protection of Good Friday violates basic law

The protection of good friday without exception in bavaria violates the basic law. This was stated by the federal constitutional court in a decision published on wednesday. The karlsruher judges granted thereby a constitutional complaint of the federation for mental liberty. Whether and if so, how the state government will proceed in the future with the approval of public entertainment events on the so-called silent holidays after the ruling is, however, an open question.

"We will continue to give priority to the protection of good friday and the silent days", said interior minister joachim herrmann (CSU). Because – according to the state government – the court had also made clear in its ruling the great importance of good friday as a day of silence. "Therefore, the guideline remains for us to maintain the character of the silent days, such as good friday, in bavaria in any case and not to touch them."

Minister prefers 'a boor as a whole

Eight bratwursts a day – for economics minister martin zeil, that’s no problem at all at the moment. He is once again on a three-day bratwurst tour through franconia. “After that, it”s time for sports”, the FDP politician revealed yesterday at the kulmbach marketplace.
"I know that one, don"t I?…" Guesswork prevailed yesterday afternoon on the market square. But when the local FDP put up the yellow tents, the people of kulmbach could believe their eyes. Yes, it was him: the man in casual female shirt was none other than economics minister martin zeil. At the small wooden booth, where the sausages are still roasted on the charcoal grill, he and the chairman of the FDP state parliamentary group, thomas hacker, enjoyed the kulmbach specialty.
For the minister there was even "A boor in the whole". While thomas hacker’s memories of his time in kulmbach were awakened, the minister was amazed at the different sausages and loved to explain the peculiarities of a genuine kulmbacher stollen. "I am a friend of the fine bratwursts", faction leader thomas hacker gushed and laughed.
The economics minister already has plenty of experience with sausages, after all, his wife barbara comes from treuchtlingen. "I have a french mother-in-law", laughed the minister of economics, openly admitting that even on christmas eve zeils always serves bratwurst. Mostly fried and with herbs.
"Of course i eat bratwurst with mustard. The yellow blob is the right root", martin zeil alluded to politics. "As long as I am minister of economics, there will be no standardized bratwurst. And i am also in favor of everyone eating what he or she likes. We are against a regulatory frenzy, he said.
His bratwurst tour took him from hof via hirschaid, fochheim and bayreuth to kulmbach. In coburg, the minister even filled bratwurst dough into his own intestines. The tour also serves to get into conversation with the people. "People come up to me. People are concerned about what will happen if there really is a change of government. People often bring regional issues to me", so zeil.

Sanchez sworn in as spain's head of government by the king

After months of confrontation between the spanish central government and catalan separatists, new governments took office almost simultaneously in madrid and barcelona on saturday.

Socialist leader pedro sanchez was replaced this morning by king felipe VI. Sworn in as new prime minister of eurozone’s fourth-largest economy. The 46-year-old took the oath of office in the presence of his predecessor, mariano rajoy, at the zarzuela palace on the outskirts of madrid. Only an hour later, the new catalan regional leader quim torra took the oath of office with his cabinet in the government palace in barcelona.