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France dreams of second world cup title after 1998

France dreams of second world cup title after 1998

The french were repeatedly criticized for their uninspiring play in the preliminary round, but after victories over argentina and uruguay, their second world cup title since 1998 is drawing ever closer.

The 2-0 (1-0) win over the world champions of 1930 and 1950 was a commanding victory – and after a lukewarm start, key player antoine griezmann is also getting better and better in this world cup. The striker from atletico madrid (61. Minute) and raphael varane (40.) ensured a barely-threatened success against uruguay, who looked harmless and uninspired without star striker edinson cavani. In the semifinals on tuesday in st. Petersburg now awaits neighbor belgium, which defeated brazil.

REPEAT FOR 2014: the 2014 quarterfinal knockout against germany with goalkeeper mats hummels and the strong manuel neuer had kept the french busy for four years. This time they made it through this round. "We have taken another step that we did not take four years ago. Four years ago we were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Now we want to be there until the end," said midfield powerhouse paul pogba. The cool-headed performance against uruguay was reminiscent of the refined DFB team four years ago in brazil.

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In this workshop, curiosity is encouraged

In this workshop, curiosity is encouraged

In the middle of a conversation about art, artists and mutual exchange, the call goes out: "there's pizza"!" A little later, a group of women and men sit around a rough table and share a family pizza with appetite. This is also how a community is formed, and it's also part of it when the federation of french artists invites people to the artists' symposium at plassenburg castle.
This is the fourth time that this unusual meeting has taken place. The initiative once came from nurnberg artist angelika kandler-seegy. Together with hans-dieter jandt from eckenthal, she planned and coordinated this year again.

"Stimulating
25 artists, the women clearly in the majority, transformed the coarse courtyard of the plassenburg into a single coarse studio on the tuesday after whitsun. The floors are covered with tarpaulins. At the tables under the windows, people brush, paint and shape, walls and sills are visibly filled with the works that are created in the process.
The atmosphere at the castle is tremendously stimulating, enthuses martina karsch. The artist from kulmbach, who had long devoted herself to the production of sculptures, recently turned to painting. She is attending the symposium for the first time and is pleased that her application has been accepted. Not only the coarse room with the thick walls fascinates her. "I think it's great how I have been received as a newcomer here. The mutual exchange brings a lot of benefits."
That's exactly what angelika kandler-seegy wants. "A symposium like this is also about team spirit," confirms angelika kandler, she says. "When artists work together as they do here, without competition, a very special energy field develops that is tremendously stimulating for everyone."
This is confirmed by the painter anne kristin fuhrmann, who also comes from kulmbach: she has looked closely at what the others are doing, has had techniques explained to her and has absorbed many suggestions in the languages: now she is trying herself out – pictures in different techniques and styles are gathering around her work table.

Wonderful exchange
"A wonderful exchange has developed", confirms angelika kandler-seegy. It is not limited to the current work: all the artists brought three finished works with them. They are discussed, everyone gets the chance to explain how they work.
Sometimes completely new relationships develop – between the artists, but also between their works. Painter helga hopfe from mainleus, for example, has a soft spot for the sculptures by anita M. Franz from central franconia discovered. And in the day: picture and figures harmonize perfectly.
Even amateurs could benefit from this very direct insight into artistic creation that is offered here – if they came to the castle. Up to now, the organizers of the symposium say, too little is known about what's going on up there at the castle. The artists were delighted to receive curious glances and questions – and now hope that a few visitors with a thirst for knowledge will turn up over the weekend.

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Bmw builds electric mini in china

Bmw builds electric mini in china

BWM wants to manufacture the mini, which has so far been built exclusively in europe, in china in the future as well. Together with the chinese carmaker great wall, the second generation of the electrically powered mini is to be produced in the people’s republic – a declaration of intent to this effect has been signed, BMW announced in munich.

The first all-electric mini is due to roll off the production line at the oxford plant in the uk from 2019, with batteries and motors from the bavarian plants in dingolfing and landshut. The exact location, level of investment and launch date for the second generation of e-minis from china are still open. Great wall is china’s largest manufacturer of urban suvs.

After the uk, the u.S. And germany, china is mini’s fourth-largest market, with 35,000 vehicles sold last year. In view of the minimum quota for electric cars that will apply in china from 2019, BMW also sees very great potential for the electric mini. But china imposes high tariffs on imported cars, forcing foreign manufacturers to produce locally – with a chinese partner.

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You embroider, knit, hook and tinker

You embroider, knit, hook and tinker

For months, the handicraft ladies of the catholic women's circle met regularly in the sankt kilian parish hall to embroider, knit, hook, and craft together. But that alone was not enough to cope with the workload. The creative women therefore continued to work at home, even taking night shifts.

At their annual bazaar in the parish hall, the busy ladies now tried to "sell" their work. The extensive assortment, with which they have many "customers" included sofa cushions, the popular wool socks, baby socks, slippers, artfully designed blankets, warming muffs, decorative items and much more.

In the catholic church community and in the executive committee of the women's group, the success of the small group, which was founded 45 years ago, is to be appreciated. "Our creative ladies are not only an important pillar of the association, they are also our main source of income", praises women's circle chairwoman roswitha arnold. Without their voluntary commitment, the annual donation campaigns in the pre-christmas period would not have been possible. This time, the women donated more than 2,000 euros for the electricity costs in the parish hall, the flower decorations in the parish church and for the musical creation of the church choir. Eight handicapped citizens in the area of the municipality were pleased to receive cash gifts from the women in the amount of 800 euros. The women's circle supported the schwister-gummi-stiftung in kulmbach, one of the leading child and youth welfare organizations in northern bavaria, with 500 euros. The creative women meet once a week in the parish hall to do handicrafts. Citizens who are interested in the beautiful, partly extremely artistic handicrafts of the group, who would like to look at them and possibly buy something, can do so at the handicraft afternoons every tuesday at 2 p.M. In the parish hall. But also new tinkerers are always welcome. 

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David weib is the best stove builder nationwide

david weib is the best stove builder nationwide

In the skilled trades, a practical performance competition is held every year throughout germany. Participation is open to young craftsmen and women who are under 25 years of age and who have at least achieved a good score in the practical part of their journeyman’s examination. The competition is occupation-based and takes place at regional level in the first stage. The first-place teams then compete at the national level.

Last monday, president of the chamber of handicrafts thomas zimmer and chief executive officer of the chamber of handicrafts thomas koller visited the company dotschel to congratulate david weib personally. "There is always a need for young people in the trade who have a lot of motivation and who fight for the trade, according to thomas koller. In an interview with our site spoke to david weib about his plans for the future and the trade of stove setting.

Why did you decide on this training??
This was pure coincidence. I was looking for an internship and applied at dotschel. I enjoyed the work from the beginning and after the end of the internship I was offered an apprenticeship directly by the company dotschel.

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The dog days are there – summer to the weekend

the dog days are there - summer to the weekend

High "xerxes" continues to drive them high – on wednesday and thursday they should be between 26 degrees on the coasts and 33 degrees on the rhine, main or neibe rivers. Also on friday it will be again over 30 degrees heib, said meteorologist stefan kulzer of the german weather service (DWD) in offenbach forecast.

But then "xerxes" falters, and on saturday rain clouds gather again from the west. "On sunday it will be foul weather all over germany again," said kulzer. This is what all the computer models calculated. The weather change could be postponed at the most by one more day. There is no doubt that he will come: "I would bet on it," said kulzer.

According to the traditional rule, the weeks between the 23rd and the 23rd of december are the most important. July and 23. August most heiben days within a year in central europe. The dog days are named after the constellation of the coarse dog.

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Jpmorgan bubt with 920 million dollars for speculative disaster

Jpmorgan bubt with 920 million dollars for speculative disaster

Several regulators in the U.S. And the U.K. Have imposed fines totaling about 920 million dollars (680 million euros) on the largest american bank, according to the U.S. Federal reserve on thursday. Jpmorgan chase acknowledged having agreed to appropriate settlements.

Supervisors accuse jpmorgan chase of sloppiness in risk controls. A london division of the high street bank amassed billions in losses last year on derivative transactions. One of the traders responsible was nicknamed the "whale of london" because of the market-moving nature of the speculation. The extent of the disaster remained hidden from new york’s central office for a long time.

Jpmorgan’s failings were "very serious," said tracey mcdermott of the u.K. Regulator the FCA. The bank’s top management had ignored initial warning signs. "When things started to get out of hand, the company didn’t grasp the magnitude and extent of the problems quickly enough." The disaster ultimately sent "shock waves" through the markets. Mcdermott demanded: "companies must learn from this incident."

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Free marriage: does the trend also apply to coburg??

free marriage: does the trend also apply to coburg??

Yes, we're getting married – but how? Church service or rather in a free wedding ceremony? This question is increasingly being answered with "free wedding" answered. This is confirmed by dean stefan kirchberger of the coburg protestant deanery.

According to coburg dean andreas kleefeld, this trend is due to excessive expectations: "the wedding must be unique." In addition, there are cliches from films – keyword "sissi". The figures for the last three years speak a different language: in 2017, there were a total of 175 weddings in the evangelical deanery of coburg. In 2016 the number was 188 and in 2015 177. So no negative trend recognizable.

Kirchberger suspects that a couple could have been worried: "what am i getting myself into?? In the worst case, they'll ruin my wedding." This is often the case if you don't know the pastor. With the speaker of a free wedding, the wedding couple is sure "there I get what I want, without surprises", explains kirchberger.

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Work on the special landing field

Construction work on the runway at the bamberger special landing field will be underway in the coming weeks. This creates the preconditions for the landing aids and weather systems. These are necessary so that in the future it will be possible to take off and land safely using instrument flight procedures (IFR) even in poor visibility conditions. On thursday, 12. December, will take place at 7 p.M. In the "fliecher" guesthouse the next citizens’ information event will take place, at which the city, the public utility company and the aero club will provide information about the current developments.

In august the aviation authority of northern bavaria granted the aero-club bamberg as operator of the special landing field the permission for the introduction of instrument flight procedures. The permission is linked to structural measures to increase the safety of the breitenau. Among other things, the lighting in the apron and along the runway will be extended. Furthermore, approach aids and weather systems will be installed and an emergency power supply will be set up. Even re-markings are made. The construction work is being carried out by the bamberg biologist dr. Beate bugla and should be completed in the spring of 2020.

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Volkach: mobile home burned out after technical defect

Volkach: mobile home burned out after technical defect

The volkach fire department was called out on friday evening around 21.30 o’clock to the volkacher mainufer to the fire of a mobile home summoned. A team under heavy respiratory protection immediately began with the rescue work. At the same time, a propane gas cylinder was recovered from the flaming vehicle and cooled down by the emergency workers.

Another respiratory protection team was on standby to support the firefighting efforts during the course of the operation. The fire was quickly brought under control, and after just under three quarters of an hour, the final extinguishing work was completed. The volkach fire department had 17 volunteers and four vehicles on the scene.

According to the volkach fire department, the fire was caused by a battery-powered loudspeaker that was charged in the caravan. Despite the quick intervention of the fire department, the vehicle was totally damaged. The fire department would like to take this opportunity to thank the emergency response team of the wurzburg police and the volkach cab company leykamm, which spontaneously transported a large number of the emergency response team from the festival site directly to the fire department building, thus enabling a faster intervention.