Snowden seeks asylum in venezuela – usa insists on extradition

Snowden seeks asylum in venezuela - usa insists on extradition

Whistleblower edward snowden, hunted by the u.S. As a traitor, has officially requested asylum in venezuela. This was confirmed by the venezuelan head of state nicolas maduro. The intelligence specialist must now decide when he wants to fly to venezuela, said the president. U.S. Citizen snowden has been stuck in the transit area of moscow’s sheremetyevo airport for more than two weeks, according to russian reports. The 30-year-old does not have a russian visa, and the U.S. Has canceled his passport.

The russian leadership had repeatedly stressed that it would not bow to pressure from the U.S. Political scientist alexei makarkin stressed that russia should continue not to extradite snowden to the u.S. "If u.S. President barack obama does cancel his planned september visit to moscow because of snowden, it would not be a disaster", makarkin told the newspaper "moskovsky komsomolets" (tuesday). "Russia has tried to compromise with an offer of asylum, but it was too little for snowden and too much for the U.S. – this shows that a solution will be very difficult."

In washington, national security council spokeswoman bernadette meehan told the dpa news agency that obama plans to travel to russia in september. Government spokesman jay carney said the u.S. Still wanted to capture snowden. Washington was in contact with all the countries to which he could flee or which he could fly over on a flight. Carney again called on moscow to extradite snowden. Russia refuses to do so, citing, among other things, the possibility of the death penalty in the U.S.

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An honor for engelhardt

The jury of the forum culture of the metropolitan region nurnberg has elected michael engelhardt end of november as artist of the month. Born in erlangen in october 1952, the artist michael engelhardt, with more than 500 works to date, is one of a group of visual artists who have always attracted attention and admiration for their high quality work and stylistically unique creations. Important collections, museums and private collectors are in possession of these unique masterpieces, says a press release of the metropolitan region.

In the past 50 years or so of his work, he has become known to a broad public in particular for his painting style, which contains elements of so-called "magic realism" picks up. He deliberately deals with a genre of art that bridges the gap between the real and the unreal, between sensual object presence and visual imagination.

The jury of the forum kultur honored michael engelhardt as an artist who, due to his highly artificial art and painting style, has created a work of the highest quality and style, which can claim to be unique in its interplay of forms. Michael engelhardt lives and works in the nurnberg metropolitan region and has remained connected to it since his birth. With his work he enriches the metropolitan region of nurnberg and contributes with his exhibitions to see the region as a place where art and culture of various forms can flourish and receive high recognition.

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Middle franconia: man fills gasoline can next to burning candle – deflagration

Middle Franconia: man fills gasoline can next to burning candle - deflagration

Luck in the accident had on saturday around 17.55 o’clock a 52-year-old man, when it came in its in the auracher local part wine mountain to a deflagration.

According to the police, the man was busy pouring gasoline from a larger canister into a smaller one on his workbench. In the process, he spilled some gasoline, which apparently came into contact with the flame of a candle standing next to it. The gasoline ignited immediately, which led to a violent deflagration.

The man, who obviously had a saving guardian angel at his side at the time, escaped relatively unharmed. However, as a result of the deflagration, all the rooms in the workshop and the first floor in the adjacent residential building were dusted with dust. No damage was caused to the fabric of the building. The damage caused by the pile-up is estimated at around 10.000 euros estimated.

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The lifeguard can’t keep an eye on everything

The lifeguard can't keep an eye on everything

Saale newspaper: mr. Ankenbrand, two men were recently convicted of sexually molesting children in the sinnflut in 2011. How often does something like this happen?
Jurgen ankenbrand: this year we haven’t had a single incident, but generally it happens once or twice a year. Sometimes we have over 1000 visitors a day, so you can’t keep your eyes everywhere.

Especially during the vacation season, the sinnflut is very busy. Do parents need to worry about their children being sexually abused?
I think not. Our staff is trained to recognize such incidents. In addition, a clear distinction must be made between sexual abuse and sexual harassment, which is also precisely defined by law. When an exhibitionist exposes himself in front of children, it must be shocking. But this is not yet the top …

What is the top?
The worst incident that happened here in the bathroom was more than ten years ago. A man sexually abused his stepdaughter in the bathroom. This also had a legal repercussion: the man was jailed for five years.

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Race in the cool water

The middle 41. Bruckenfest in the small village of ehrl near scheblitz was traditionally organized by the local horticulture and preservation society. The festivities were rounded off on saturday evening with the evening light swimming, which is supposed to remind of the legend of the bridge saint nepomuk. The festive service on the second day of the festival was celebrated by the pastor jurgen kalb from bamberg in the festively decorated center of the village.
The absolute highlight of the ehrler bruckenfest in bright sunshine was the exciting stilt race in the ellerbach, where the ehrler bachstelzer 2018 was determined. A sure footing and a good portion of stamina as well as the appropriate equipment, these were the required characteristics for the numerous competitors from ehrl and the other surrounding districts from scheblitz and as far as munich and beyond.

Masters of their trade

The 40 meter long competition course in the only 13 degrees cold flowing water of the ellerbach showed its ugly side again this year and forced many a brave participant to take an involuntary bath in the cold water. In the end, the hosts from ehrl proved to be masters of their trade on their home track to rapturous applause and cheers from the fans.
There was great jubilation when christian habler finished the final run in 14.1 seconds, successfully defending his title for the eighth time. Andreas hollfelder came a close second. Finally, michael mohrlein, another local hero from ehrl, came in third. During this one-hour spectacle and into the evening, solo entertainer thomas datscheg from dorfleins created a good atmosphere for the numerous onlookers and visitors. Az

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Volkacher schutze becomes german champion

Volkacher schutze becomes german champion

With his gun at the ready, he is calm, focused and ambitious. A few weeks ago, volkach sport shooter philipp grimm won the european championship title together with the german junior national team in bologna, italy. He has now added a crown to this success. With the free pistol (50 meters, small bore), he became the german individual champion at the national championships in munich-hochbruck. Despite all his successes, philipp has remained modest: "i don't like to be in the foreground at all."

Next to grimm two young archers stand in the constant ramp light. Florian skoda and julian dinkel proved a sure hand at the bavarian and german championships, where they finished among the top ten participants.

Youth work bears fruit

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Ahead of european elections: union and spd warn against nationalists

Ahead of european elections: union and spd warn against nationalists

In the final spurt for the european elections this sunday, the union and the SPD have issued an urgent warning against the rise of right-wing populists and nationalists.

The union’s top candidate for europe, manfred weber (CSU), said at the end of his election campaign in munich on saturday: "unfortunately, god, the poll numbers don’t predict anything good for us tomorrow at the moment."SPD leader andrea nahles demands in darmstadt: "we must say a clear no to right-wing populists and nationalists."

European elections show signs of growth for right-wing populist and nationalist parties across europe. A political tremor in germany due to possible heavy losses for the union and the SPD in the european elections and a possible change of power in the SPD stronghold of bremen in northern germany could also cause the black-red coalition in berlin to falter again.

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Anton rosch is in retirement as of today

Anton rosch is in retirement as of today

"The speeches I have just heard have made me think for a moment about who we are talking about", anton rosch threw a smile on his face. Of course they were meant for him, the many words of praise that the regional manager for upper franconia of the barmer/GEK group, helmut schaudek, kronach’s mayor wolfgang beiergroblein () and rosch’s successor bernd feuerpfeil said about him yesterday morning at the farewell ceremony.
The outgoing "boss anton rosch thanked the staff in "his business position. "I can look back on 33 years of service at barmer, and I can look back on 17 years of an excellent working atmosphere here in kronach", according to the outgoing managing director. He also wished his successor, with whom he had already worked closely for two years, a successful start to his "sole leadership".
Schaudek described the professional life of the new retiree. Born in lower franconia, anton rosch trained as an industrial clerk after leaving school, changed careers and joined BEK in schweinfurt in 1978.
"After working as an accountant, support clerk, specialist advisor and company auditor, his expertise and professional commitment led to him being appointed head of the wertheim am main branch in 1988" schaudek pointed out. After seven years, he moved to kronach, where he has since been in charge of the much coarser business as district manager.
The close support of the members was particularly close to anton rosch’s heart, said mayor wolfgang beiergroblein, who himself has been a member for almost 40 years and has always been able to rely on the advice of anton rosch. "Just like the city of kronach, which was able to call on the commitment of barmer head rosch "where it was needed", the mayor emphasized. "Here is a lower franconian in upper franconia very successful."
Anton rosch, who was accompanied by his wife ingrid to the farewell ceremony, emphasized that he was looking forward to retirement "rather unruhestand" happy to have time especially for family and sports.
Bernd feuerpfeil becomes successor as new managing director of barmer/GEK kronach. Until the merger, the 50-year-old was already managing director of GEK in kronach, his hometown. He started his career in coburg at the KKH, moved to the GEK in hof, before he was given the management position in kronach.
As a result of the merger, the management positions were merged and feuerpfeil took second place behind anton rosch. "Knowing full well that he will succeed anton rosch when he retires", helmut schaudek explained. He wished the new man at the helm success and thanked anton rosch for his achievements.
"I pay them great respect for their successes and thank them for the work they had to do before, during and after the merger, which they mastered, says schaudek.

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Abolition of the summer break? Dfl openly discusses

Abolition of the summer break? Dfl openly discusses

Bayern munchen’s chairman karl-heinz rummenigge had again suggested moving the bundesliga season more into the summer: "we don’t play fubball in germany from may to august, even though we have the best weather in those months. Maybe we should take a break when the weather is bad here."

Hannover’s president martin kind also spoke out in favor of the idea in the "bild" newspaper. "The winter season is not so tingly for the fans. In summer everything is more relaxed, easier."The topic has also been discussed at meetings of bundesliga managers – with a divided response.

"When you are freezing your butt off in the winter, this idea is naturally tempting. But you have to be thankful that you can only do this on a european level," said dortmund’s managing director hans-joachim watzke. "You also have to consider that in the southern countries it’s the other way around. The spanish or italians certainly don’t want to play at 45 degrees in summer."

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Truck tolls partially violated eu law in 2010 and 2011

Truck tolls partially violated eu law in 2010 and 2011

In a test case on the calculation of truck tolls, the higher administrative court of north rhine-westphalia (OVG) in munster partially ruled in favor of two polish hauliers.

The levying of the german truck toll in 2010 and 2011 was partly in violation of EU law, the court ruled in a judgment. The capital costs of highway land were calculated incorrectly when calculating the toll rates. The court did not allow an appeal.

The federal office of good transport (BAG) must now reimburse the plaintiff hauliers a total of 565 euros plus interest. It was initially unclear how many shipping companies could possibly benefit from the ruling. The plaintiff’s lawyer said that the decision will be applied to another seven cases.

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