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Winter service means millimeter work

Winter service means millimeter work

The piggy was given to him by his daughter lisa. Harald schulze has affixed the lucky symbol to the cab of his space vehicle. So he always has it in sight. "Guten rutsch" (happy new year) stands on the piglet sitting on a sled. Harald schulze grins. He female: the emphasis is on "good", not a "slide.

The 50-year-old from kitzingen has been on winter service standby since wednesday. Together with his colleagues from the kitzingen building yard, he has been more or less in constant use ever since. Above all, the icy rain at the weekend left him hardly any sleep at all. Harald schulze takes it. "That’s the way it is in our profession." His sunday was a hard day’s work: from 3.30 a.M. To 7 a.M. Schulze cleared the snow, then lay down at home for a short while before he had to leave from 9 a.M. To 7 p.M.30 to 12 o’clock for the first icy rain mission. From 16.30 to 22 o’clock it went on.

"It doesn’t matter anyway"

five hours later, he is once again "sitting on the rack. Like every night, he shifts gears between 2.30 a.M. And 3 a.M. Out of his warm bed and swings into the cold cab of his all-wheel-drive vehicle, which the glowing gladbach fan has decorated with pennants from his club "a gift from my son kevin".
Between 3 and 3.At 30 o’clock, he sets off on his rattling machine for a tour of the town and arranges for the necessary clearing and gritting. Around noon, it’s still snowing in kitzingen, but the town is still "clean" for the time being; schulze is looking forward to getting a few hours of sleep. But the radio blares once again.

Harald schulze is not a bit scared. He knows the piercing roar that loosely drowns out the music in the fuhrerhaus. This time it’s the turn of the head of the building yard, georg gunther. He tells his experienced employee that a resident of the muhlberg area has called and asked him to push the snow to the other side of the road after all. Schulze stays cool. "What the heck, we’ll just go again. Now it doesn’t matter anyway."

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Bamberg traffic lights dead – cars stopped, police rotated

Bamberg traffic lights dead - cars stopped, police rotated

About 14.32 o'clock the first in a long line of callers had reported that traffic lights were out in the city center. Police patrols went out and tried as best they could to untangle the traffic junctions. According to klaus linsner of the police, this was only partially successful, however, because the patrol cars were naturally also stuck in traffic on their way to the inner-city ring road.

The feudu was to blame
ll the traffic lights around the city center and on the arterial roads went out. In memmelsdorfer strabe, siechenstrabe, margaretendamm, luitpoldstrabe, schonleinsplatz and around the train station, nothing moved anymore. The whole traffic light spook only lasted for half an hour. But until all the traffic jams had cleared up, many motorists had to be patient for a much longer time.

According to claus reinhardt, press spokesman for the city of bamberg, all traffic lights connected to the so-called fire department through-routing program (feudu) were affected. Feudu will be manually operated by the firefighters to be able to turn the traffic lights to green for the emergency vehicles at certain intersections. This is how the rescue teams get to the scene of the emergency more quickly. According to reinhardt's findings so far, a software error had apparently become embedded in this program, which an employee of siemens wanted to correct. During this intervention, according to the cautious assumption of the press spokesman, the failure of the traffic lights may have happened.
 

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Kleukheim seethes at the carnival procession on the obermain river

Kleukheim seethes at the carnival procession on the obermain river

Last year's 875th anniversary, last month's bank robbery, and the non-functioning wireless phone system in kelbachgrund were the topics of the carnival procession that snaked from oberkups to kleukheim on sunday afternoon. Hundreds came to join in the celebration as the sunny winter weather was optimal for being boisterous and foolish. 37 groups participated in this year's move.

The people of oberkups made their anger known because their telephones have been out of order for many months, because the transmission via radio link is inadequate: "in kutz, telephoning with vodafone is a flop – the main thing is that in ebasfeld it's top", they had written on their wagon. And on the side wall it could be read: "if the telephone can no longer be used, the bushtrum must be used again!" "We kummler 8750 years ago" – the village is ten times as old as kleukheim, boasted the kleukheim neighbors, who rode along on their wagon as stone age people complete with campfire.

The bavarian fan club reundorf caused a furor among the crowded onlookers at the kleukheim roadside: confetti snowed down on the audience in such dense clouds from no other motif car than from the reundorf one. Quite a few of those standing in the front rows then shoveled confetti snow from their heads and collars.

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Study predicts global energy turnaround

study predicts global energy turnaround

The world in 33 years, 2050: 9.2 billion people live on the planet, 1.7 billion more than today. They produce at least twice as much good and service – but at the same time consume hardly any more energy than they do now.

Global energy consumption peaks as early as 2030, but has been declining ever since. Coal, oil and gas still provide half of the world’s supply, but they are long past their prime and their share is shrinking.

New cars all over the world are usually powered by electricity, internal combustion engines for oil and gas-based fuels are only used in ships and airplanes. CO2 emissions from energy are half of what they are today.