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Knock, knock: what happens in woodpecker brains

Knock, knock: what happens in woodpecker brains

However, scientists do not rule out the possibility that the woodpecker’s proteins have a protective function. "They will still be there when the knocking damages their brains?" asked peter cummings, one of the researchers from boston university involved in the project. The study is published in the magazine "plos one".

Until now, the robust blades of the birds were considered an example of effective protection against collision and even helped in the development of protective helmets. Strangely, however, no one has yet checked to see if there is actually any damage to the woodpeckers’ brains, says cummings. When knocked, the bird’s head is subjected to immense forces – many times greater than those that cause brain shuttering in humans.

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Weisendorf children collect school fees for their indian peers

Weisendorf children collect school fees for their indian peers

The weisendorf zubza aid project starts at the weisendorf market day on sunday, 2. October, the next round. At their stand, the schoolchildren want to advertise for further sponsorships.
So far, 27 sponsorships have been arranged, enabling children in nagaland (india) to attend school. Many parents cannot afford the school fees and this affects the girls in particular.
Father samuel elow has reported other names of children to weisendorf who would like to attend school but whose parents cannot pay the school fees and send their children to work in the fields.
A sponsorship costs 80 euros per year and enables a child to attend school directly and without administrative costs. On sunday, after the harvest thanksgiving service at 10 a.M. In front of the protestant church, this year’s zubza solid bread campaign will start, and the weisendorf branch of the brothaus bakery chain has agreed that 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of pretzels on market day will go to the zubza aid project.
On 29. In october a weisendorf delegation travels to nagaland to deepen the partnership and to get a picture of already realized projects.

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Spd warns against g8 rush to judgment

Spd warns against g8 rush to judgment

Immediately before a second summit meeting in the state chancellery on the future of the eight-year high school, the state parliamentary SPD warns against a quick fix and calls for a moratorium. "What has been planned so far in terms of improvements for the eight-year high school misses the real problems by a long way", SPD education politician martin gull, chairman of the education committee in the state parliament, criticized the league on monday. The SPD therefore called on minister-president horst seehofer (CSU) to ensure that the roundtable did not make any final decisions.

The second G8 summit was scheduled to begin this afternoon at the state chancellery. Seehofer hopes to pacify the long-running dispute over the G8. Gull criticized lack of involvement of experts, parents, teachers and opposition: "seehofer’s circle of experts lacks educational researchers, other parents’ and teachers’ associations and, above all, the very ordinary teachers who do the day-to-day work."

Sport

Red wall wants to know again

Traditions, especially when they are accompanied by positive memories, should be cherished, as is well known! Already for the fifth time – before "bamback" – federico perego, "bamore", "brovissimo and "bambeat – a play-off slogan was called into post-season basketball life at the reigning cup champion. The home of the nine-time german champion is now considered a "freak zone"!

The brose bamberg community posed for the kick-off group photo at the lower muhlbrucke, just a stone’s throw away from the old town hall. Six days before the first appearance in vechta, there were traces of anticipation and rough confidence – despite starting the season in fifth place in the standings.

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Travel abroad during the summer holidays? Many people in kronach are unsettled

Travel abroad during the summer holidays? Many people in Kronach are unsettled

Almost exactly three months ago, the corona crisis had italy firmly in its grip. 14000 deaths and 115 000 infected people put the country in a state of emergency. Dramatic scenes played out in the completely overloaded hospitals. Eyewitnesses report of infected people dying like flies in the corridors.

In front of ingrid wagner now sits a young parchen and books his italy vacation. Seven days in rome, starting at the end of july by plane from munich. The managing director of sonnenklar in kronach.TV travel agencies explain to young people in detail the consequences of a possible cancellation of the trip – so much for the standard of comprehensive professional advice.

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Kita st. Michael holds its first christmas market

Kita st. Michael holds its first christmas market

Already in the past years, the kindergarten st. Michael tinkers and crafts for the christmas season. A small christmas bazaar was created in the entrance of the daycare center and the children were happy when their great handicrafts were purchased. This year the kita team decided to start such an activity again on a small scale. Many ideas were created and then discarded. But many small ideas turned into big ideas and the "small frame" became more. The first christmas market of the kita developed.
The lovingly decorated sales booths, the fairy lights and the luminous lanterns invited to marvel and to linger. Some parents helped with the construction or prepared the dough. The smell of sublime waffles, hearty sausages and christmas was in the air. In the gymnasium, you could see the children sitting with their waffles or roasted almonds. They were fascinated by the screen and laughed at the pranks of pippi longstocking. A cinema at a christmas market, that is also rare. Many visitors praised the warm atmosphere, the lovingly made christmas decorations and delicacies.

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Jubilation among the young list: the habberge district gets the yellow garbage can

Jubilation among the young list: the habberge district gets the yellow garbage can

Pre-sorting trash and taking it to the recycling center is no longer possible as of 1 january 2009. January 2020 passe: the district habberge converts from a bring on a collection system for light packagings. This means: the yellow garbage can is coming. This was decided yesterday by the habberge district council. There will be no referendum.

The five-member faction of the young list (JL) has thus turned the tide: at first, the politicians were pretty much alone in the most powerful body in the district, which has a total of 60 members. Their demand for the yellow garbage can regularly went unheeded, the existing collection system had become dear to most rates – this did not change yesterday either. However, enough politicians were willing to compromise: if the recycling centers were retained, it was possible to imagine supporting the yellow garbage can, communicated the CSU, FDP and free democratic party factions (although there were some dissenters within the CSU and some within the faction).

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The hobbit in twice as many images

The hobbit in twice as many images

Middle earth is fighting again. Gandalf the wizard, the hobbit bilbo baggins and 13 dwarves sharpen their axes and swords and strap on their staves to stand up to hungry trolls, bloodthirsty orcs and the cunning gollum.

Things are quieter behind the scenes. In the projector room only the air of the beamer can be heard, which casts its images on the screen of the cinema hall. In the prevailing darkness, operator lothar michel watches the yellow, red and blue flashing high-tech device at work. The head of cineworld watched the film being shown in the front of the auditorium during the first screening. He did not let himself be deprived of that. "What peter jackson offers visually is truly impressive", he says.

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District court sentences tanker truck driver to a hefty fine for drunk driving

District court sentences tanker truck driver to a hefty fine for drunk driving

For drunk driving, the habfurt district court on wednesday sentenced a 50-year-old truck driver to a fine of 50 days at 40 euros, or 2,000 euros. In addition, the court imposed a six-month ban on driving.

According to the indictment, the defendant was driving on 26. March last year at around 6.39 o’clock in the morning on the maintal freeway in the direction of schweinfurt. He drove off the road, hit the crash barrier with his empty tanker and shortly afterwards parked in the "steinsacker" parking lot (theres) from where he informed the police about the accident. When the officers of the werneck traffic police arrived, they found the driver asleep at the wheel of his vehicle. Because they detected an odor of alcohol, they ordered a blood test, which revealed an alcohol level of 1.39 per mille in the driver’s blood.

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The legacy fulfilled

The legacy fulfilled

For the "highest holiday in the year in the flober town of wallenfels everything was again "polished up brought. Already in the days before the sidewalks were cleaned and the buildings were decorated. The families who designed the altars were particularly challenged. The preparations for this had already been made days before.
This is also the case with hermann zeub, who designs an altar in front of his house every two years. The construction began with the whole family already at four o'clock in the morning.
The many believers, who went through the streets of the city, were accompanied as always by the soldier comradeship with their different units and the drum cortege. Before the start of the church parade, the incumbent mayor and the dignitaries were then picked up.
One of the association's three flags is also on display; it has been carried by jurgen hahn for the past eight years. The former soldier spent eight years in the german army, mainly stationed in bayreuth and ebern. He was also deployed in kosovo and has been a member of the wallenfelser soldatenkameradschaft since his time in the army. First he marched with the infantry, where his father was a platoon leader. When the current captain christopher zeub took over the responsibility and at the same time the old captain retired, he took over the flag. "The whole tradition is close to my heart, I also do it out of pride. My role model in this is my father, who, as the oldest soldier, has already served for 52. For the first time takes part in the procession of corpus christi."
after the "start captain christopher zeub honored long-time active members (see infobox).
After that, the captain already loudly sounded the first command and the church parade started to move. In the church parade, the people walked in step to the church hall, accompanied by the music of the music society. Thomas. There christ, in the form of bread of the holy altar sacrament, was picked up in the monstrance. Father jan poja carried christ in the form of bread during the procession through the stairs.
On the schwedenbrucke the youngest city council member matthias zeitler buried the flag delegation according to old custom. The flags will be crossed and will touch each other. After the procession, the bishop matthias zeitler began to wave the flag of sweden. A legend says that the flag must not get tangled, otherwise there is danger for peace. The young councillor, however, showed himself to be unimpressed even in his second mission and waved the flag sovereignly. Everything went smoothly on the stage, so that the promise was fulfilled again this year.
Afterwards, father jan poja was led with the monstrance by the captain to the schwedenbrucke and there he gave the blessing in all four directions. The ceremony on the bridge ended with the wallenfelser heimatlied, which was written in 1949 by johannes baptist eichhorn.

A source of strength for everyday life

On the square below the town hall a service was celebrated under the open sky. Father jan poja in his speech went into the encounters of the people and the way to jesus christ. The festival with its ecclesiastical as well as civic part should be a source of strength for everyday life. During the service, the deceased pastor alexander brehm, who died a few days ago at the age of 42, was also remembered.
With christ as the bread of life in the middle, the path led along the high road to the last altar and then back to the church. Thomas.
The marine and soldier comradeship as well as the drum cortege, the music association and the local choir will also take part in the parade on sunday. Traditionally, the monstrance is carried through the corridor.