Brazil protests and the president likes it. Over 200,000 people took to the streets nationwide. They called for an end to corruption and mismanagement, criticized the excessive cost of the world cup and demanded more money for education and health. There were also riots, but most of the protests remained peaceful, partly because the police showed restraint this time. Head of state dilma rousseff had already made it clear during the night: peaceful demonstrations are part of democracy.

The pictures from the night were symbolic. In the capital, brasilia, hundreds of demonstrators danced and celebrated on the roof of the national congress in brasilia, which is world-famous for its architecture. "Uh, ah – the congress is ours", shouted the young people. They waved national flags, sang songs and raised their fists in the air.

Head of state rousseff, who was in resistance during brazil’s dictatorship period (1964-1985), defended the right to peaceful protest. "Brazil woke up stronger today. The crudeness of the demonstrations of yesterday (monday) have proven the energy of our democracy", she said the day after. It was good to see so many young people and adults defending a better brazil, holding brazil’s flag and singing the national anthem. Your government heard this voice calling for change.

26 fruit tree caretakers from Upper Franconia are fit in theory and practice

26 women and men from upper franconia, including two from the district of lichtenfels, michael bornschlegel from zeublitz and peter schutz from doringstadt, successfully participated in the training course for fruit tree caretakers, which was offered for the first time jointly by the district advisors for garden culture and land conservation of the upper franconian districts.

The final examination in theory and practice took place in romansthal, where the certificates were also presented. Over the course of the year, the graduates were taught basic knowledge and skills in the care of fruit trees in six thematic units. The focus was on the preservation of orchards, but also on the education of young trees, occupational safety, tree health and aspects of entrepreneurial activity were taught.

In addition to the technical content, the participants also learned about interesting facilities such as the "bamberg fruit paradise", know the coburg district educational garden or the forchheim fruit growing info center in hiltpoltstein. In the orchard meadows on the staffelberg, instruction was also given in the modules "preservation of old trees" and "summer pruning" and "summer pruning". The aim of the course was to make the participants fit for private and public assignments.

But a cherry festival for pretzfeld

Mayor rose stark (SPD/okologen) is glad that the pretzfeld cherry festival can take place again. The previous leaseholder wolfgang romer withdrew for health reasons, so jonathan wunderlich will be the new landlord at the pretzfelder keller.

"I liked to bring tradition and modernity under one roof", explains wunderlich. What is new, for example, is that the beer tapping will already be on thursday. On this day the eighth cherry queen will be presented.

There are also two stages, the aubenbuhne and a new one in the marquee. "Drauben play then rather the traditional groups like the music association pretzfeld on thursday and sunday morning to the fruhschoppen, the wolperdinger on friday evening or the brass band gremsdorf on sunday evening", pays the festival host. For younger guests javelin will play on friday, blechhulza on saturday and X-large on monday in the marquee.
Tuesday is planned for families and children. "There should be reduced prices and for example child make-up", reports jonathan wunderlich.

They were never bored. They have always worked hard all their lives. Maybe that’s why pauline and leo schuppel from kitzingen have endured 60 years together: on thursday the kitzingen couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. Leo schuppel was born in 1933 in kitzingen, germany. As the son of a trained butcher, he grew up in a rough family with six brothers and two sisters. He learned the painter’s trade at the lorenz company in kitzingen. Wife pauline, a native of obernbreiter, took up a position at the hotel "bayerischer hof" at the age of 19 to. The two of them hit it off while dancing at the local coliseum. And so on 15. November 1958 the wedding bells finally rang.

Until his retirement, leo schuppel worked as a painter for the lorenz company. His wife pauline also remained loyal to her employer: for 44 years, she was "the girl for everything in the bavarian court, where they were very much appreciated. As children, the current hotel managers katrin hofknecht and her brother peter were often guests at the schuppels’ home. Even today, they still have a cordial relationship with their "aunt and uncle", as you affectionately call the elderly couple.

Since 1960, the couple has lived in winterleitenweg, where they have built their own home. In addition to his profession, leo schuppel farmed the family vineyard together with his brother hans for many years. He was also an active member of the fire department of the city of kitzingen for 41 years. Wife pauline, meanwhile, used to enjoy traveling with her niece rosemarie on vacation.

Why the Segnitz fistball coach needs to let off some steam

The arger sab was deep and had to go out – then the coach of segnitz, uli lauck, after a wrong decision for him, hit the referee, stood two steps in the field and got a yellow card, the first ever, as he said.

"At that moment everything just came together. The scene was the valve through which i released the steam," says lauck, he explained. Because his team showed "too many unnecessary mistakes" in the 2:3 against SV tannheim, the sum total of an "avoidable defeat drove. "Nothing went right for us, both players just didn’t get into the game", reported lauck.

Coach rats about the performance low

In the third set, the segnitz girls were already leading 10:7, but still gave it away. In the decisive fifth round, however, his team was trailing 0:6 at the turn of the page, fought its way back to 8:9, but came up short without another point.

In short the strawberry season begins. In the next few days, hermann bayer will open its strawberry stands. Soon the healthy fruits can be picked also in the fields. Hermann bayer hopes for a good strawberry season. During a press conference a few days ago, we were able to take a look behind the scenes. It became clear that the cultivation of strawberries not only requires expertise, but is also associated with a number of bureaucracies, which have increased this year due to the corona crisis.

An important point is the watering of the strawberries. The increasing drought has become a problem. All of nature and especially the strawberries are thirsty for water. Hermann bayer is glad and grateful that he has a permit from the water protection authority. Because of this, he is allowed to use the necessary water to irrigate his plants from the natural flowing waters, which are located near his strawberry fields.

Regular monitoring

At the beginning of 2019, the water law permit was requested from the district office. This means that, as far as the local district is concerned, it can draw water from the hablach between the district town and pressig, provided that all regulations are complied with. Bayer went on to explain that water withdrawal is regularly checked by the authorities. The demand is determined. It depends on the perimeter of the flat and the soil conditions of the fields. In addition, the water level must not fall below a certain level. The use of measuring devices proves how much water is demanded from the creeks. As soon as a certain level is reached, it must stop its water withdrawal.

Overmatured beach runners are the best at courtship

This is what researchers from the max planck institute for ornithology in the upper bavarian lake meadows report in the specialist journal "science". The animals are able to maintain high performance despite extremely reduced sleep during a three-week mating period, he says. They were active practically 95 percent of the time. This is remarkable, as the birds have just arrived in their breeding grounds in alaska from their long migration from their overwintering grounds in the southern hemisphere, write the researchers led by ornithologist and institute director bart kempenaers.

By forgoing sleep, the males increased their chances of encountering receptive females – and at the same time were better able to defend their territory. "Males must constantly fend off competitors by defending their territory and engaging in duels, while at the same time convincing females with extensive courtship behavior," said study leader kempenaers. Since the sun never completely sets in the arctic summer, the males that stayed awake around the clock were at an advantage. The male stranders who slept the least were therefore able to sire the most offspring. However, male stranders don’t care about their brood either.

The researchers monitored the animals with the help of GPS and transmitters that they stuck on their backs. The scientists determined the paternity of the offspring from DNA samples of all males, females and juveniles in the study area.