Category: Travels

Tractor-trailer catches fire – highway closed

A truck caught fire on the A9 near trockau on tuesday morning. Due to the intense heat and smoke development, both directions of travel had to be completely closed off. Against 8.50 o’clock a 62-year-old man from the district of weiden was driving his dump truck on the highway in the direction of berlin. When he had to stop on the hard shoulder due to a technical defect, he already noticed a fire developing in the area of the engine. The driver was able to get out of the car on his own and make an emergency call. When the first rescue vehicles arrived, the driver’s house was already in full blaze. Only when the fire was under control was it possible to reopen the road to munich after about ten minutes. The lane in the direction of berlin had to remain closed for about an hour due to the frozen loo water. This caused considerable delays, as the required vehicle did not fit through the – only partially existing – rescue lane in many places. The total damage to property amounts to approximately 100,000 euros. The traffic participants had to expect slight obstructions in the further course of the day due to the salvage work. Subsequently, the asphalt must be examined for fire damage. In connection with the incident, the bayreuth traffic police point out that the emergency lane must also be kept clear for wide vehicles.

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Kerber perseveres: linz tournament victory and wm ticket

Kerber perseveres: linz tournament victory and wm ticket

Angelique kerber’s sudden explosion in performance puts even her confidante barbara rittner in a bit of a spot of bother.

Between two business trips, the german fed cup team boss had actually been counting on a few days off, but now she’ll be able to join kerber at the tennis world championships in istanbul at the end of october – and she’s thrilled for her number one. "That’s just great. Above all, the way angie secured the ticket is impressive," rittner said on sunday, admitting, "a few weeks ago, i didn’t expect it."

But because kerber is suddenly playing her best tennis at the end of what she sees as a complicated year, the player from kiel is among the best eight players of the season for the second time in a row. On sunday, the 25-year-old celebrated the third tournament win of her career in linz. In the final match, kerber beat serbian ana ivanovic 6:4, 7:6 (8:6).

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Herzogenaurach thanks hans lang

Herzogenaurach thanks hans lang

Old burgermeister hans lang and his wife helga had to shake a lot of hands in front of the duke's park. However, there was also a special occasion for a celebration in the festival hall of the hotel. It was a unanimous decision of the city council of 21 june. June, to award the CSU-altburgermeister the ehrenburgerwurde. "I am very happy about it, because this honor does not happen every day, not even every year", explained mayor german hacker (SPD).
The city's highest honor was bestowed on a man who, as the city's first mayor from 1990 to 2008, made a significant contribution to the development of herzogenaurach into a modern and strong business location. Party politics were not an issue in the festival hall on this harmonious late afternoon, with all groupings singing together in harmony. Finally, a local politician who has left rough traces in herzogenaurach had to be saluted.
Bavarian interior minister joachim herrmann (CSU) came to herzogenaurach to give the laudation. "I hope that when they come to herzogenaurach again, they will travel with the stub", hacker couldn't resist a little side blow at the funeral. Herrmann took up the ball. "If I come with the stub, I probably won't be coming to herzogenaurach so soon", said herrmann with a smile. Nevertheless, the interior minister backed a forward-looking local transportation concept in which herzogenaurach plays a pioneering role.
Herrmann mentioned the northern bypass, herzo base and the herzogenaurach companies. It was also to hans lang's credit that schaeffler, adidas and puma clearly committed themselves to herzogenaurach, and because of the large companies, there was also a need for reasonable transport links. "I have the impression that erlangen has not yet experienced herzogenaurach's phenomenal upswing at all," said hacker at the ceremony, praised herrmann.

One of the youngest city councilors

In 1972, hans lang was one of the youngest candidates for the city council in herzogenaurach. Six years later, he took over as the third mayor and in 1990 succeeded hans ort as the first mayor of his hometown. Years earlier, in 1978, lang had already been a member of the district council.
During hans lang's term as the first mayor, herzogenaurach had undergone extremely positive developments in many areas, praised his successor. With political farsightedness and skill, coupled with courage, excellent competence and great personal commitment, he has completed countless projects of importance to the city and paved the way for many major future-oriented measures. He negotiated with company bosses at eye level for a long time, but never lost contact with the burghers of his city. "That's what distinguishes you, you cared as much about the local businesses, whether they were large or medium-sized, as you did about the citizens of this city, and you always had an open ear for the concerns and problems of the citizens, herrmann emphasized in his eulogy. In 18 years as mayor from 1990 to 2008, lang was open to good suggestions, even when they came from the opposition, confirmed hacker.
In the middle of a crisis had been long elected. Trade tax slumped in 1991 to such an extent that the city had to balance its budget with state aid. The americans vacated herzo base in 1994, and it wasn't until 1997 that it became clear that this also meant a happy turnaround: adidas declared its loyalty to the site and today's herzo base, with company headquarters and a new district, began to emerge. The minister of the interior commented on the far-sighted policy of the old mayor, saying that it had become a paradigm that not even larger municipalities had managed to achieve.

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