kronach district: the wolf is not yet here

The wolf is the topic of conversation in the franconian forest. Our newspaper received a tip from a reader that a wolf had been sighted in the forest of nordhalben shortly before christmas. Further it is said that wolfe are not seen so seldom in the region anymore. That's right? Is the wolf really in the frankenwald?

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german unification day in kulmbach

Strict entry regulations, barbed wire that divided the country into two halves and families that were separated – many young people only know all this from history lessons. One person who experienced it firsthand, who was directly affected by the division of germany, is hans klose. The 73-year-old was one of about 100 burgers who met at the monument near the belin bridge on german unification day to commemorate reunification 22 years ago in a dignified setting.

"For me, it was like a gift from god: now i could meet my brother, who lived in dresden, regularly and without any problems," said spath, the kulmbacher paid. He is pleased that the saxon state capital has been transformed into a jewel over the past two decades.

kulmbach gets the benefit?

Kulmbach – two adults touring a large part of the nurnberg metropolitan region with up to four children for 18 euros a day? Sounds interesting for rail customers, but it is not possible with a ticket from deutsche bahn, but only with a day ticket from the transport association for the greater nurnberg area (VGN) – and that is not possible at the train stations in the district of kulmbach.
While the district of lichtenfels joined the VGN on 1. While the district of lichtenfels joined the network on january 1, kulmbach has not yet been able to join for cost reasons.
"This cannot be allowed to happen", says former kulmbach city councillor and train rider volker wack, who, like many a commuter, wishes that kulmbach would not continue to be a wasteland in the VGN's route and fare association.

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It is a sign of poverty, says wack, who sees the political will to demand opnv in lichtenfels, but only lip service in kulmbach. The VGN offers a service that made the opnv attractive to many people in the first place." not only in terms of price. The benefits of the marketing offensive of the VGN, which is the third-largest german transport association in the flat region, should not be underestimated. Volker wack: "above all, tourism in the region would benefit from this."
The district of lichtenfels found it easier to join in view of the costs. There, just 200,000 euros had to be paid in 2015, while kulmbach, according to the district administration, had to pay over 900,000 euros in the first year.
"You can't simply compare the figures because they are based on different passenger numbers and commuter flows", says VGN press spokesman manfred rupp, who says the regional corporation has to make compensation payments.
The money had to be used to compensate for shortfalls in revenue, which occurred because the revenue from VGN ticket sales did not cover all the costs incurred by the opnv in the region. In addition, investments for the tariff changeover had to be borne at the beginning, which were caused, for example, by the equipment of the stops. These were charged in the first year.
According to rupp, the initial costs for the district of kulmbach were not 900,000 euros as stated by the district, but 781,724 euros, and 369,593 euros for the following year. In the long term, these had been reduced to the zweckverbands levy of around 48,000 euros by 2030. He makes no bones about the fact that it is mainly commuters and frequent travelers who benefit from the VGN, while those who travel in the local transport area have had to reckon with rising prices.

Deutsche post presents new e-post at cebit

At this year's cebit, deutsche post is launching new products and solutions for private users and companies in the world of e-post. In addition to the secure sending and receiving of documents (e-postbrief), e-post now also offers the capture of paper-based information (e-postscan travel), secure payment processes (e-post payment) and intelligent filing and archiving options (e-postsafe). E-post thus becomes a fully digital office that makes digital life easier for private users and connects business customers directly with partners and customers. Companies benefit from lower material and process costs and secure communication processes.

"With E-post, we have created a platform of networked solutions that is geared to the needs of private and business customers: saving costs and speeding up processes as well as the use of sensitive and important data easier, more convenient and more secure", according to ralph wiegand, CEO e-postbrief at deutsche post.