“Realschul-oscar” goes to Herzogenaurach

Last tuesday evening in rothenburg ob der tauber, germany, the 15th award ceremony was held. At the 15th award ceremony for secondary schools in central franconia, a student from herzogenaurach secondary school was also honored with an award. Paulina walz and rik johnen won over the jury with their remarkable performance of durrenmatt's "the visit of the old lady" the school says it was able to convince its students in the past school year.

The way in which the two tenth-graders (then in ninth grade) interpreted their main roles, at the age of just 15, went far beyond the level that is normally expected of a school stage, according to the jury. The press and the public, many of whom thought paulina was a teacher or a hired professional actress, were equally amazed and delighted, not least by how confidently the young performers expressed their understanding of this demanding work through their multifaceted acting.

A place for artists from all over the world is being created in kleinvichtach

It's dusty, the stairs are covered with cardboard. Old window frames in the hallway, hammering on the second floor. The old house in kleinvichtach is a construction site. But cristian ianza is sure that it will become something great. The artist realizes his rough wish. He wanted to establish a summer camp for artists in the middle of the marktrodach district.

Actually he wanted to buy a house in greece. "I love the sea", says ianza. But then, in november of last year, he decided in favor of the district of kronach. "Kronach is simply my second home, explains the ceramist and sculptor, who came from romania decades ago as an asylum seeker. In the meantime he lives there again. Exhibitions, friends and the international art project "holzart move back to upper franconia on a regular basis. Now he has another reason to come to germany.

Spitsbergen – between north cape and north pole

On the Spitsbergen archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, which belongs to Norway, there are about 400 more polar bears than people. Lea Hajner nevertheless ventured briefly ashore north of the Arctic Circle.

“Excuse me, you in front, yes you! Please stay behind me in the group, it is dangerous here”. Remi, our guide, is still friendly. The somewhat older lady, who has already pushed her way into the small boats and has nevertheless forgotten her binoculars, still can’t wait to get there.

Is climate change racist?

Some produce the climate catastrophe, others pay for it – this assumption describes the term "climate racism". Where does it come from and what is it?

When a toxic waste dump was to be built in Warren County, North Carolina, in 1982, the term "environmental racism" first came up – at least in a way that generated media coverage. A protester, the African-American civil rights activist Benjamin Chavis, is said to have introduced it. Warren County was one of the poorest counties in the state at the time, with two-thirds of the population being African American*s. Many of them resisted the landfill with demos, sit-ins and roadblocks, with over 500 protesters arrested in the process. The plant was built anyway. Shortly afterwards, PCBs, a building material dumped there, were banned worldwide – because they are carcinogenic and harmful to genetic material.

Those with little money are on average more affected by environmental risks

Since then, several studies have shown that People of Color (PoC) in the U.S. are exposed to more environmental risks than white people – in part because dirty industries are more often placed in regions where PoC are the primary residents. In 2018, an Environmental Protection Agency study found that blacks in the U.S. are exposed to an average of 1.5 times as much particulate matter as whites – Hispanics 1.2 times as much.

Kronach now shines all year round

Kronach now shines all year round

Sparks: they occur when rounding, when motors are set in motion, when light and brightness are to be created. It sparks! Inspirational sparks serve the artist as initial ignition for movement and change, are stimuli for creativity. It sparks in the artist – and in the best case also in the viewer of the art! This was the case with werner olgemoller, owner of the photo studio thron. He was inspired by the LED-ART work of karol J. Hurec and especially the object "your inspiring spark enlivens the moment" so much so that it now adorns the wall of his photo studio and delights people from there.

"Inspirational sparks can come from people, can be events.", hurec, chairman of the kronach art association, explained on tuesday. Many friends and relatives, members of the art scene, as well as those responsible for "kronach leuchtet – first and foremost, project manager markus stirn, as well as head of tourism kerstin low and kronach's third mayor markus wich wanted to be present at the unveiling of the LED object. With this, the county seat now has a modern work of light art in the public space. Kronach therefore shines not only temporarily, but now all year round!

After corona compulsory break: art project at walberla starts anew

After corona compulsory break: art project at walberla starts anew

Between kirchehrenbach and schlaifhausen, a sculpture path was to be created along the sun path around the walbera. An artist competition for this was already started in march by the art and culture association of kirchehrenbach and in october the artworks should be ready. But then corona came and ruined the project – at least for this year. Due to the corona, all other events of the kirchehrenbach art and culture association will have to be cancelled this year. The association has thus lost important income for the project "sculpture path on the walberla" to finance. Next year, a new attempt will be made to make the sculpture path a reality, says association chairman fritz sponsel. Linoleum cutouts by the artist georg "schorsch" from kirchehrenbach are now on display in the sponsel guesthouse neutzner exhibited, which can be purchased to support this project financially. "We are now asking gonner, supporters and supporters for help", says sponsel, who calls for the purchase of the linocuts. Since the art project is financed only by donations, grants, demand money as well as by own means of the association, this support is necessary.

Former high school teacher

Former high school teacher georg neutzner, who retired three years ago, had already made linocuts with his students. That's how he got into this hobby, which is relatively easy to do," he says. "Very good things always come out of it", says neutzner, who therefore also came up with the idea of supporting the young art at walberla. Next year, ten sculptures by various artists will be installed on the edge of the sunny path for an initial period of two years. They will also be available for purchase. However, as sponsel emphasizes, the new sculpture trail is intended to be a permanent facility that will also be continually furnished with new sculptures. It is hoped that this will also boost tourism around the walberla.

School prom chaperone wanted via twitter: 16-year-old now has the choice

School prom chaperone wanted via twitter: 16-year-old now has the choice

The school prom is coming up – a real highlight for many students. Weeks before the perfect outfit is bought and the perfect hairstyle is styled. And of course it also needs the perfect accompaniment for the evening.

Man saves rabbit from certain flaming death and becomes an internet hit
going alone is out of the question. Apparently, this was also the opinion of a 16-year-old schoolgirl from leipzig. Marie, who calls herself "maya" on twitter or "consolation prize child" calls, launches an unusual call.

Who determines the medical standard?

The gap between what is medically feasible and what can be financed in practice

Berlin (pag) – The medical standard is important for the individual treatment of the patient, but also for good and fair care. The problem: Physicians determine it differently than economists or possibly ethicists. It is particularly tricky for physicians when the requirements of liability and social law collide. A conference in Berlin shows that the exchange between the disciplines is overdue, but also very laborious.

Who determines the medical standard?

Prof. Christiane Woopen and Prof. Christiane Woopen have dealt with the different interpretations of the medical standard. Christiane Woopen and Prof. Christian Katzenmeier-led expert group deals. The group presents its work at a conference in Berlin.

No patent solution has been found, Katzenmeier dampens expectations. It is important to raise awareness of the problem. The jurist's words are correspondingly forceful in his lecture – which makes it all the more regrettable that hardly any political representatives are present at the event, which focuses in particular on the divergences between social and liability law. This is not an academic problem, because the tensions between due diligence and economic considerations are pressuring physicians and having a detrimental effect on patient care, according to the tenor of the event.

The lutzerath occupation becomes a test of endurance for the coal opponents.

Demolition excavator in Lutzerath – resistance crumbles. Wind and weather make the activists to create, the police is making rapid progress with the evacuation. But there is still resistance.

Emergency forces of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) did not initially bring the activists out of their hiding place in a tunnel under the lignite mining town of Lutzerath on Friday night. The THW has finished the operation, said a police spokeswoman early Friday morning. When a new attempt will be made to get the activists out, initially remained unclear.

How much help must be?

How much help must be?

Without the right shoes, running can be a pain. Imke Renken knows that and wants to help. The 22-year-old is training to become an orthopedic shoemaker. Diabetics, for example, come to her. Their feet are often prone to pressure sores. Or people with legs of unequal length. People who wear a prosthesis also need suitable shoes.

Renken finds her job very rewarding. “It's great to experience when someone hasn't been able to walk for a long time and shoes made by me now make this possible,” she says. Orthopedic shoemakers rework shoes, fit them or make them by hand. They make insoles, corrective splints, orthoses and other aids. They often exchange information with doctors and physiotherapists in the process.