The festival takes place from 26

The festival takes place from 26

The cinema offers the opportunity to escape from one’s own reality and to deal with other important life issues than just the pandemic, «  » said the 45-year-old from the German press agency about the award of the Hannelore Elsner Prize the Five Lakes Film Festival in Starnberg on the weekend.

You miss the contact with people. “Our art, which we do as actors, has to do with the other, to come to a common ground and to an exchange, to think about each other, to learn from each other,” « she said. «  » The moments when things can open are becoming fewer and fewer. I’m worried that it will be lost because everything will harden. «  »

In times of pandemics, atmosphere in theaters is lost. «  » Only half of the people are sitting in the auditorium, separated from each other and wearing masks. Maybe there is also the fear of us actors who speak a little louder. My concern is that freedom is being lost, both for us actors and for the audience in their reactions. «  »

Almost every second household in Rhineland-Palatinate can access gigabit bandwidths of 1000 megabits per second, according to Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD). At a meeting of the Rhineland-Palatinate network on Thursday, she expressed her satisfaction with the Internet expansion in the country. «  » In Rhineland-Palatinate, we have made a huge step forward in broadband supply in recent years, « said Dreyer in Mainz.

With coverage of 50 megabits per second, the coverage rate has increased from 27 percent in 2011 to over 90 percent of households. «  » This has significantly improved digital participation for all citizens of Rhineland-Palatinate. «  »

Despite the low population density, more than two out of three households in rural areas would have bandwidths of at least 50 megabits per second, Dreyer said. «  » Around 145,000 subscribers are supplied with fiber optics, including around 129,000 households, around 13,800 companies and over 1,000 schools. «  » By October, 12,483 kilometers of new fiber optic cable had been laid in the country.

According to Dreyer, a total of 44 broadband infrastructure projects are currently being implemented in 24 districts and one urban district. The state government has its eye on rural areas in particular. « The expansion dynamics are particularly high there, in order to create equal living conditions in town and country, » said the Prime Minister.

According to the state government, this development is also reflected in the investment volume: It rose from around 291 million euros in September 2018 to 694.5 million euros in October 2020. The state’s share of funding has also been increased from EUR 99.7 million to EUR 212.8 million today.

In the trial of the tumult outside the Starnberg police station in July 2019, three of the five defendants partially confessed. «  » You have commented on the indictment, described your point of view, « said a spokesman for the district court on Thursday. Afterwards, witnesses testified in the Starnberg District Court on Thursday.

The four young people and one adolescent are accused of, among other things, breaching the peace and attacking and resisting law enforcement officers. You are said to be part of the group that rioted last July to free a 15-year-old from police custody. According to the prosecution, he had not obeyed a dismissal and should therefore be taken to the police station.

The 15-year-old resisted – at the same time 40 to 50 young people had gathered and demanded the release. Some are said to have kicked, hit and pushed in the direction of the police officers. At least half of the group followed the officers to the office screaming. The youngsters kicked and banged on the door, and a window burst when stones and a bottle were thrown. Around 70 police officers were then on duty to end the tumultuous scene.

The process is to continue on Friday and Thursday next week (September 24th). The verdict is expected to be announced next Thursday.

According to a study, Bavaria ranks third nationwide in the expansion of super-fast fiber optic data connections. As the management consultancy IW Consult further determined on behalf of the Association of Bavarian Business (vbw), at the end of last year 90 percent of rural households had a network connection with a fast connection of at least 30 Mbit per second.

But Germany as a whole, including Bavaria, is still far behind the leading nations South Korea and Sweden in terms of broadband. One example is the spread of fast fixed network connections with more than 100 Mbit / s: According to the study, only eleven out of a hundred Internet contracts in Germany contain such high-speed connections. In an international comparison, Germany only ranks 21st among the 36 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) at the time (as of 2019).

Fast connections include fiber optic cables and LTE radio connections (4G) and 5G. According to IW Consult, the German 4G networks have gotten better, but there are still more dead spots than in the leading mobile phone nations. And when setting up the 5G network, South Korea and others have «  » start-up advantages «  », while Germany occupies a lower position in «  » G5 readiness «  », the status of preparations.

Within Germany, however, Bavaria is doing well, according to IW Consult. At the end of 2019, at least 80 percent of households in just under half of the 2056 Bavarian municipalities had 100 megabits per second. That was 600 more than at the end of 2018. «  » The Free State has already invested over 1.1 billion euros to further advance our digital infrastructure, whether in the city or in the country, «  » said Finance Minister Albert Füracker (CSU) . Gigabit speeds are already possible in the majority of Bavarian industrial parks in the Free State. «  » The rapid expansion is essential for maintaining the future viability of our location « , said vbw managing director Bertram Brossardt.

The director of the Evangelical Academy Tutzing, Udo Hahn, has called on his church to take decisive action against anti-Semitism at its own grassroots level. «  » Our society has a problem with anti-Semitism – and that also applies to the Protestant Church, «  » Hahn wrote in a blog post by the academy.

The theologian demands that parishes and church institutions have to deal with anti-Semitic and racist worldviews across the board. Such an initiative is long overdue.

Statements from church leaderships and expert committees have long been self-critical of the role that Christian tradition played in the Nazi persecution of Jews, Hahn writes. «  » However, there are doubts that the clear rejection of anti-Semitism also prevails at the church base. «  »

Studies have confirmed that between ten and twenty percent of the population in Germany represent anti-Semitic or racist worldviews. «  » This suggests that this also applies to a comparable percentage of the members of the Church. An unbearable idea! «  »

A decisive step is to deal with an appropriate definition of what anti-Semitism is and how it expresses itself at the grassroots level. «  » This could lead to a movement that, in its breadth, sends an unmistakable, decisive and credible signal from the church against hatred and agitation that radiates to other areas of society, «  » Hahn wrote in the blog post.

Despite the approval, 27 Bavarian municipalities are foregoing federal funding in the millions for the expansion of broadband. This emerges from a response by the Federal Government to a request from the Greens in the Bundestag. Accordingly, the district of Cham was entitled to almost 25 million euros, the Upper Franconian community of Gößweinstein (district of Forchheim) around 1.3 million euros and the Weitnau market in Oberallgäu just under 3.1 million euros. According to the list, 91 municipalities across Germany have waived financial contributions from Berlin.

The reasons why some Bavarian municipalities and districts have not made use of the funding vary. A spokesman for the market town of Weitnau (Oberallgäu district) explains: «  » In the first phase of the federal funding program, despite high funding rates, we should have made a contribution of 2.5 million euros. As a community with a population of 5,000, that was not financially viable for us. «  » In the meantime, the Free State is making additional money available for large communities where broadband expansion is particularly expensive due to their size and urban sprawl. According to the spokesman, Weitnau will also benefit from this: «  » Now we only have to take on around one million euros of our own contribution. «  » The municipality will soon start a new tender. The total cost of the project was around ten million euros.

In the Upper Palatinate district of Cham, according to a spokesman, the unused funding relates to an unrealized expansion project with the Munich fiber optic provider M-net from 2017. The project at that time was ended by mutual agreement. In the meantime, the district of Cham has founded its own company « Digital Infrastructure » in order to open up the entire region with fiber optic cables. The company is funded to 80 to 90 percent with federal and state funds.

The federal funding program has existed since 2015. It comprises around eleven billion euros. The Federal Ministry of Transport, which is responsible for the payout, has only distributed around 570 million euros, according to the federal government. The funding is intended to promote broadband expansion in areas where network providers do not want to expand on their own due to lack of profitability or to enable municipalities to advance the expansion so that the network infrastructure can then be leased to commercial providers.

With a view to Bavaria, the Federal Government’s paper not only shows the waiver of money by 27 municipalities as described. In the other projects, the outflow of funds is only progressing very slowly: of the total of almost 280 million approved for 108 projects, this is just 16.7 million after five years. In the special programs «  » Commercial and industrial areas or ports «  » and «  » Schools and hospitals «  » it is even more extreme: of the approved 4.9 million euros or 320,000 euros, not a single euro has yet been transferred. In contrast, the need for money for consulting services seems to be high. Of the almost 78 million euros approved, more than 30 million have already been paid out.

The delays in the outflow of funds are due to the length of time it takes the projects to implement them. Because the money only flows when the work has been completed. There is also usually a lot of time between the application and construction.

For the parliamentary group leader of the Greens in the Bavarian state parliament, Ludwig Hartmann, the federal funding program urgently needs to be improved: «  » An eleven billion funding pot that has hardly been tapped for five years naturally has a serious design flaw. And because it is about perhaps the most important infrastructure project in Germany – the fiber optic supply for all households – it is grossly negligent not to remedy this problem, «  » he said to the German press agency in Munich. The fact that more and more municipalities in Bavaria are also returning their funding notices shows that Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer’s path is a dead end.

« The billions that are earmarked for a Germany-wide gigabit Internet must not be lost in the Corona crisis budget, » warned Hartmann. If the fiber optic expansion is not manageable for the municipalities despite billions in funding and is not lucrative enough for the providers, a new way must be found. «  » With Bavaria’s share from federal funds, large parts of the rural area can already be supplied with fiber optics – if the Free State plans and builds it itself. «  » The state government must organize the construction of a public fiber optic network itself before Bavaria finally loses the connection .

The actress Nina Hoss has been awarded the Hannelore Elsner Acting Prize at the Five Lakes Film Festival in Upper Bavaria. The 45-year-old received the 5000 euro prize on Saturday in Starnberg. « With her game, the female characters she embodies gain complexity and depth, » said festival director Matthias Helwig.

Actor colleague Lars Eidinger praised Hoss in a video message: «  » You allow yourself to be met and you let yourself be touched. «  » Dominik Elsner, the son of Hannelore Elsner, who died in April 2019, said that by being awarded the prize, his mother would remain in «  » all hearts «  ». Hoss was «  » absolutely equal «  » to his mother’s acting performance.

Hoss is known for films like «  » Yella «  » or «  » The White Maasai «  ». Her film «  » Little Sister «  », in which she plays with Eidinger and which will be released in the cinemas at the end of October, was also shown in Starnberg. The cancer drama was already shown at the Berlinale. The prize was awarded for the first time last year.

The festival takes place from August 26th to September 9th – due to the Corona regulations, it has been extended so that as many visitors as possible can come. The film festival is one of the most famous events in Bavaria after Munich and Hof. Every year, cinema fans are drawn to the festival locations of Starnberg, Gauting, Weßling and Seefeld in front of the gates of Munich in the Fünfseenland.

A four-year-old died in an accident with a lawn mower in Upper Bavaria. A boy of the same age and a three-year-old girl were injured.

The children were with their parents in a community garden in Starnberg and sat on the small tractor, as the police announced on Friday. For reasons unknown up to now, the vehicle started rolling on Thursday and overturned. The three children fell down and were run over by the lawn mower.

The two four-year-old boys were immediately flown to a hospital by rescue helicopter, one of the two died on Thursday of his serious injuries. The second and the girl were slightly injured, according to police.

It was windy, the water cold. What exactly happened on April 19, 2015, when the 13-year-old novice rower was out alone on Lake Starnberg, is not entirely clear.

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