Oerlenbach: mayor franz kuhn looks back with satisfaction

Oerlenbach: mayor franz kuhn looks back with satisfaction

In november, shortly before the deadline for nominations expired, franz kuhn (CSU) was unexpectedly forced to refrain from running for mayor of the municipality of oerlenbach for health reasons. Just as surprisingly, one month before the official end of the election period, he was elected 31st mayor of oerlenbach. Marz put into early retirement. With time to spare, the 61-year-old now looks back with satisfaction on the results of his six years in office.

If you ask franz kuhn about special highlights or disappointments during his six-year term as mayor of the community of 5,000 residents, he answers soberly and matter-of-factly: "everything actually went according to plan." His predecessor of many years, siegfried erhard (CSU), had already initiated a number of things that kuhn was able to bring to a successful conclusion. He is paying for the over six million euro general renovation of the wilhelm hegler hall, the necessary expansion of the building yard, and the rapid establishment of companies in the oerlenbach/poppenhausen business park at the highway exit. The commercial area "am kreisel" is just as lively where the food discounter norma last opened its branch at the end of october. There are already interested parties for the remaining 10,000 square meters, and the new mayor, nico rogge (CSU), has to make the right choice from among them.

The 61-year-old wishes his successor, who is only 33 years old, "that he will go his own way. As a young man, he will perhaps set other priorities, kuhn suspects. Rogge may have a harder time at first, as he has not been a member of the town council and therefore has no practical experience of running the town, unlike kuhn, who had been deputy mayor for twelve years before taking office in 2014.

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Coronavirus: warning of possible “mass deaths” in syria

Coronavirus: warning of possible 'mass deaths' in syria

Aid agencies warn of dramatic consequences if novel coronavirus spreads among displaced people in northwestern syria.

"Then, as brutal as it sounds, you almost have to reckon with mass death," dirk hegmanns, regional director of welthungerhilfe for syria, told the german press agency. "Because the russian air force has systematically destroyed clinics, there is no health care there."There are only 50 ventilators in the entire northwest of syria," she said.

The world health organization (WHO) also expressed "extreme concern" about the situation in northwestern syria. The population in the region is particularly at risk, partly because of limited health care, WHO spokesman hedinn halldorsson said. WHO working to bring equipment for coronary tests to the region. Tests should start next week.

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Increased cancer risk after fukushima disaster

Increased cancer risk after fukushima disaster

For the survey, an international team of experts analyzed all available data since the nuclear power plant accident two years ago, the world health organization (WHO) announced in geneva on thursday. There are only minor additional health risks within a radius of up to 20 kilometers around the plant. The environmental organization greenpeace, on the other hand, accuses the WHO of playing down risks.

WHO recommends long-term medical observations of the affected population. Beyond some immediate radiation sites, however, the organization gave the all-clear: extensive studies by international experts had shown that the "predicted risks to the general population within and outside japan are low and no measurable increases in cancer rates above baseline levels are to be expected.".

But there was concern about the increased risk of specific cancers from radiation exposure in certain places and among some of the population, said maria neira, WHO director of public health and the environment. For example, the future risk of breast cancer in women who lived in the most severely affected areas as children is expected to be six percent higher than normal.

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Laughter drives away the autumn blues

A resounding "yes". This is how matthias vollmuth answers the question of whether you can counteract the autumn blues with laughter, or even overcome them. It’s actually logical for him to say that: the 56-year-old has been a laughter therapist for more than a decade, working not only in a workshop for people with disabilities, but also as a laughter trainer in rehabilitation clinics.

"Laughter is one of the four pillars of happiness and contentment. Like dancing, playing and singing, it helps to overcome or prevent mood lows." So also the autumn blues.

"Laughter strengthens the immune system", claims vollmuth. And "pent-up emotions are released. There is less anger and frustration." This is due to the fact that more than 300 muscles are activated and at the same time other muscle groups are relaxed. Laughing takes in six times more oxygen than normal breathing. More energy can be released in this way. "Additionally, the deep breathing dilates the blood vessels. The volume of the lungs is increased because we exhale for a very long time."

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Wild boar fence to be erected on german-danish border

Wild boar fence to be erected on german-danish border

Denmark begins construction of its controversial wild boar fence on the border with germany on monday.

In the course of the year, the 70-kilometer-long and one-and-a-half-meter-high fence is to be completed, thus covering the entire land border of the two countries. The danish people want to use the fence to prevent german wild boar from entering denmark and spreading african swine fever (ASF) in their country. So far, however, the animal disease has not yet arrived in germany.

The danish government wants to use the construction project primarily to protect the country’s extremely important pig breeding industry. According to the danish government, if ASF were to spread to danish stocks, all exports to non-EU countries would have to be stopped. And that had major economic consequences: according to the ministry of the environment in copenhagen, danish farmers exported pigs for the equivalent of around 4 billion euros in 2016, 1.5 billion euros of which went outside the EU.

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Chemical accident at daimler plant – 27 workers affected

Chemical accident at daimler plant - 27 workers affected

On tuesday evening, according to police reports, a chemical reaction occurred in the production hall during a cleaning process for metal parts. A daimler spokesman said on wednesday that benzaldehyde, a substance harmful to health, had escaped.

According to police, this has led to respiratory irritation among the affected workers in the axle factory in the town district of mettingen. But no one was seriously injured in the incident on tuesday evening. According to the daimler spokesman, all those affected have since been released from hospital. Production in the hall had also restarted during the night. According to the information, the building had been cleared first as a precaution.

How the accident occurred remains unclear. There was no deflagration or anything similar, the police said. Workers in the factory had suddenly complained of a cough. In addition, they had spoken of a sublichen smell, said the daimler spokesman. Benzaldehyde is also known as artificial bittermandelol, the smell is reminiscent of marzipan. Laboratory tests will now clarify the background to the accident.

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There is a lack of exercise in many families

There is a lack of exercise in many families

And the couch is always tempting: according to a study by health insurance companies, many german families don’t get enough exercise. At the same time, even young children spend more time with media than is good for them. That’s according to the 2018 AOK family study, which was presented in berlin.

The results on obesity and lack of exercise are a "clear alarm signal," the health insurance company declared. One reason for the phenomenon is lack of time of parents.

In addition to interviews with experts, the study is based on data provided by nearly 4900 families with children between the ages of 4 and 14. One in three families admits that exercise plays no or rather no role for them in their leisure time. And not even half of the families said they took their children out for a daily walk or bike ride. Families in which the parents are overweight or obese were particularly inactive – this was the case for more than one in two of the parents surveyed.

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U.s. Faces renewed insolvency – controversy over obamacare

u.s. faces renewed insolvency - controversy over obamacare

The USA is once again threatened with insolvency. The republican-dominated house of representatives voted on friday (local time) to approve a budget bill that would fund the government for another three months. The republicans, however, tied their bill to budget cuts for president barack obama’s controversial health care reform, which was passed on 1 january. October is to come into force. For the senate, where democrats are in the majority, this is unacceptable. Because the budget year ends on the 30th. September ends, the U.S. Congress has just over a week to avert the looming crisis.

President obama reacted with disgust. According to u.S. Media reports, he spoke by phone that night with the republican speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner. According to "new york times" both sides described the talk as brief and fruitless.

In case of insolvency, all government business had to be suspended. This could lead to a situation in which social security benefits can no longer be paid out. Civil servants were put on forced leave, offices and museums had to remain closed. According to the new york times sylvia mathews burwell, head of the house of representatives, has already given instructions to prepare for the emergency.

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With rough steps toward regional league

With rough steps toward regional league

By our employee arne draheim

"only one place better", this is how BBC board member robert wehrfritz formulated the goal for the coming season: "to be modest. After the coburg team finished second in the table last season and narrowly missed promotion, the bavarian league team's goal is clearly defined – promotion to the regional league and the entire city of coburg is to be part of the success.
Thanks to rising attendance figures from 50 to up to 900 spectators, a steadily growing sponsor pool and a more flexible team alignment, the championship is to be celebrated in the city of residence at the end of the season.

New game alignment
The 15-headed BBC squad is known for its "fast and attractive style of play" topping the bill, says robert wehrfritz. The days when teams were put together according to body size have long since been paid for in coburg. Instead, the BBC was looking for young talents with development potential, who would breathe speed and attractiveness into the game and remain with the club in the long term. "We want to focus on sustainability, wehrfritz explained the squad composition for the coming season. The association is therefore relying more and more on its own growth.
In addition to the wing players sascha schaffer, jannick eckerlein and andreas fink, there are five native coburg players in the current BBC squad, including center sinan ozdil and supporting player christoph dittrich.
With yasin turan, michael herold and marcel amar koulibaly, the franks were even active in the transfer market three times over. Dejon prejean, MVP (most-voted-player = best player of the past season) has decided to stay in the city of residence despite numerous offers to do so.
Figures on the available budget were not mentioned, however, they should be "higher than in the previous year" be and "increase every year, according to BBC manager manuel fischer.

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