training the brain with mnemonics

Numerous women came to the christmas-decorated parish hall in oerlenbach to celebrate the 50. And thus to attend last women’s breakfast. Laila matejka, one of germany’s best-known memory trainers, gave a talk to the participants on the topic of "memory in swing. It would be optimal if both sides of the brain, the logical and the creative, were to work together. But while this still works fine for children, these skills are increasingly diminished in adults.

To help the brain, she presented various memory strategies, so-called mnemonics. These connected places and knowledge with each other. A "body list, on which you can easily remember your shopping list or the last twelve american presidents in the correct order by means of vivid, self-created pictures, she worked out together with the participants. The crazier the associated images, the easier it is to remember the corresponding things.

The lecture was very entertaining due to the active participation of the participants and there was also a lot of laughter. The team of the oerlenbacher frauenfruhstuck stops this successful event series due to health, time or professional reasons. It can be looked back on 50 breakfasts in 13 years with the most different lectures and many beautiful hours. Thanks are due to those women from the district and beyond who have regularly participated in recent years. Many have the "verwohnzeit" enjoyed, exchanged ideas, had a good breakfast, was inspired by lectures and made friends.

Tongued with a rolling pin

The effervescent sudlandian temperament of her life’s journeyman got a wife and mother to trace several times and up close in the past three years. "It is already massive to strike with the rolling pin", criticized on thursday the kronach penalty judge christoph lehmann their 50-year-old ex-lifers from the district of kronach. The defendant had to answer for dangerous and simple bodily injury as well as for damage to property. 1800 euros (120 daily rates at 15 euros) the bully now has to pay to the state treasury for his former outbursts.

At the beginning of the trial, prosecutor mario geyer presented the former statements of the injured party, which have now been included in the indictment. In 2017, the father of several children allegedly hit his partner on the head with a file folder first. But that was not enough for prugel: right after that he allegedly went one better by hitting her on the head with a rolling pin. The woman is said to have sunk to the ground in the process. The health consequences for the injured: weeks of nervous paralysis.

In august of last year, the 50-year-old is said to have flipped out again and several times. This time he is said to have thundered so hard on his partner’s car windshield that the glass cracked. Not yet relieved and still on the same day the rather small and disgraceful accused is said to have kicked her lower leg in such a way that the leg swelled up massively. The woman drew the consequences a week later filed a complaint and moved out of the shared apartment.

Fuel price: faint and rage at the gas station

Normally, monika schrattenberger fills up her ford focus with super gasoline. But in view of the exorbitant fuel prices and because her older vehicle model only tolerates super, she fills the tank most recently for only 50 euros "in the hope that the price will be lower the next time". As a commuter, the woman from reckendorf depends on her car and is furious about the negative record prices. This is a problem for everyone who cannot do without gasoline-powered vehicles, such as municipal building yards and bus operators, trucking companies, farmers and cab drivers.

Monika schrattenberger has been driving a car for 29 years and has not yet experienced such fuel prices. The dispatcher who works in bamberg is in a hurry and thinks that such high prices were not necessary. Rohol is certainly not that expensive and the price is due in particular to the vacation season. The commuter, whose speedometer rises by more than 40 kilometers every day because of work, is dependent on her car; her working hours do not allow her to take the train as an alternative. When it comes to filling up, meanwhile, she relies on a small gas station just behind laimbach "because they don't change their prices that often."

Wait until september

The intention is clear. If someone tests positive for the virus, we look for as many people as possible with whom the infected person has had contact, test them and send them all to quarantine. The aim is to break the chain of infection, the politicians tell us. In practice, it can now be observed that exactly this does not work. The overburdened health authorities cannot, with the best will in the world, manage this process at the speed necessary to achieve the objective. Those who have had contact with people who have tested positive are often only informed days later, sent to quarantine and tested in turn. This produces a rapidly increasing number of infected people who are recognized too late and in turn infect other people before they can be removed from the chain of infection. The reaction of the RKI not to test even those with mild symptoms is difficult to understand as something that stops this process. Just as little does the lockdown in its current form appear to be a suitable means of action. If it can be proven that no one has been infected in a gym in the past few months, how can their exclusion now affect the number of infections?? The same applies to restaurants, theaters, cinemas, tattoo and cosmetics studios. If it is already difficult to understand the decisions that have been made, it is even more difficult to understand the different regulations in the individual federal states. This must lead to annoyance in border regions. And it leads to movements that should actually be avoided. If you can’t go to a cosmetics studio in coburg, you have to go to sonneberg, eisfeld or hildburghausen. You don’t have to be an epidemiologist to expect that by the end of november everything will have been achieved – except a drop in the number of infections. You don’t have to be a clairvoyant to predict what the politicians will prescribe as a solution: more masks, more lockdown, more chaos.

Courage for new structures is required

A multitude of questions on the topic of digitalization left behind the cooperative lecture of the wirtschaftsjunioren bad kissingen and heiligenfeld gmbh with dominic lindner. For this reason, interested entrepreneurs and managers from the region were invited to the regional vinothek kissvino in bad kissingen for an open exchange "learning from each other" invited. The 23 guests were first asked about the most important topics for the participants as well as their own status or starting point in the digital transformation process for the respective companies from the most diverse areas in order to find common ground.

Both the areas of staff awareness and acceptance, the technical possibilities, the right customer approach as well as security and conditions in the company for change management were close to the hearts of the discussion group. The situation was described as an experiment for every company, which can never succeed one hundred percent perfectly, since digitization means a balancing act between personal presence and the use of digital formats for the respective business model and the customer approach. A large portion of courage for new structures is required, and lateral thinking is permitted in any case.

Interesting insights into the personal dealings of the entrepreneurs in their own companies showed that digitization was seen more as an opportunity than an obstacle, even if the efficiency of (DMS) document management systems and (ERP) enterprise resource planning systems is not always immediately apparent, and the mind is not always able to keep up with all the possible dangers and constant innovations. How much digitization people’s health can tolerate and how to deal with the consequences therapeutically was also the subject of the business dialog. The quintessence of the discussion, however, pointed to the fact that the approach and access to digitization in the company must in any case be steered and pursued by the management. For the implementation, however, technically experienced specialists are of note, who are to realize the concrete ideas as best as possible. Sensitivity is required in the details, but hysteria is in no way appropriate.

Huml praises honorary commitment

Bavaria’s health and care minister melanie huml (CSU) presented the honorary badge of the bavarian minister-president for services rendered by women and men engaged in voluntary work to ursula muller from bavaria. Huml emphasized: "the honorary award honors ursula muller’s many years of voluntary work. People like ursula muller are role models for others, because they shape our lives together, help shape our home or support others in developing their home."

With drive and passion

Ursula muller (born 1921) was honored for her decades of leadership of the senior citizens’ group at FC eintracht bamberg. In her laudatory speech, the minister emphasized: "despite their advanced age, they have organized the activities of the seniors’ association with a great deal of verve and passion and have always ensured good entertainment with their cheerfulness. During the 23-year period of office, the number of group members multiplied and many friendships were forged."

Huml added: "volunteer work is indispensable for a vibrant community. Across bavaria, almost four million people are active in their free time on a voluntary and unpaid basis for other people. You are characterized by special fursorge and humanity. They are helping to make the world a little bit better. For this, these people deserve great praise, thanks and recognition.".

finishing trade remains the engine

Franconia's skilled trades have started the new year on a hopeful note. Although the mood at the beginning of the year is somewhat gloomier than it was at the end of the year, there is still a lot to be done. But overall, the skilled crafts sector is reaping the benefits of a very stable 2012. Unimpressed by the debt crisis, the craftsmen were able last year to almost maintain the sales of the record year 2011. "The decisive factors were above all the increasing employment in germany and the rising incomes, which supported consumption", said thomas zimmer, president of the chamber of handicrafts for upper franconia. His colleague as president in lower franconia, hugo neugebauer, reported that, on average, 88 percent of the lower franconian companies were satisfied with their business situation.

Whether in upper, lower or middle franconia, the main economic driver in the skilled trades sector continues to be the construction and finishing trades. The energy turnaround and rising energy prices are making citizens more willing to invest. Private demand for energy-efficient renovations ensures high capacity utilization. "The average order backlog in 2012 was eight weeks, far above the average of the last ten years", said zimmer.

Satisfied are also the so-called health craftsmen such as opticians or dental technicians. Their businesses in 2012 were roughly on a par with the previous year. Upper franconia's president zimmer pointed out, however, that there is a high level of competitive pressure, particularly in the consumer-related service trades, such as hairdressers and cosmeticians.