The moderator would like to qualify for the toughest triathlon in the world for the second time. For two years he wants to get fit for the great challenge – and takes the users of NDR.de with him on his arduous journey.
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The man from Hamburg has covered more than 6,800 kilometers since it started a week and a half ago. “It’s more exciting than usual because there is so much at stake. It’s about everything. I said before the race that I would like to cross the equator in the top ten. I succeeded and I am above it I’m happy, “said the 39-year-old, for whom it was already the eleventh crossing of the zero degree of latitude.
The field is led by the British top favorite Alex Thomson (“Hugo Boss”) ahead of the French Thomas Ruyant (“LinkedOut”) and Charlie Dalin (“Apivia”). With the first section of the race from Les Sables-d’Olonne around the world and back, the single-handed sailors have only completed just under 17 percent of the total distance of around 40,000 kilometers. The fastest boats are expected back in France in mid-January.
Herrmann, who in the meantime reported top speeds of up to 32 knots (60 km / h) with his “Seaexplorer Yacht Club de Monaco”, survived the first few stormy nights well. Only the nets with the fruit had suffered, he said on his website: “The lemons, kiwis and avocados are rotten. Now I am eating apples and oranges.” Other skippers in the field of 32 participants fared worse. The Frenchman Nicolas Troussel gave up the race with his yacht “Corum” after a mast break.
A mishap that Herrmann also noticed, as he writes: “It’s now a pitch-black night outside. I’m still a little worried about what happened to ‘Corum’. Can I go to sleep like this or do I have to jib Top cut for the night? Internally, I’ll fight it out in my sleep … Good night. “
Despite all the adversities, the good mood prevails. “It’s still too hot and humid to sleep. I can better sit in the cockpit, watch how the boat behaves and write down what happened today: I overtook Benjamin Dutreux this morning. We spent a long time on the radio and you could almost say we became friends “, reported the sailor on board:” It was very nice. One of the few skippers I have hardly met before and who I don’t know anything about. Smart guy. “
In the municipality of Dummerstorf in the Rostock district, twelve people were infected with the hepatitis A virus. The district announced. Both children and adults are affected. Your contacts will now be vaccinated. Everything else will then be decided individually, said a district spokesman for NDR 1 Radio MV.
In addition, restrictions such as visiting bans apply for several weeks. People who have had close contact with the sick are not allowed to visit nursing homes and daycare centers. Those who work in the food industry are initially banned from work. However, there is no general obligation for all contact persons to stay completely at home, it said.
In addition to the twelve detected infections, there is another suspected case. It is still unclear where those affected were infected with the hepatitis A virus. According to the district spokesman, at first glance the persons concerned are not related. However, there are indications that they were at least partially in the same places.
The health department suspects that the infectious disease was spread through food. Therefore the food control of the district was switched on. Official veterinarians and food inspectors have already taken samples at various locations in the community. Spread through drinking water is considered unlikely. The incubation period for hepatitis A is up to 50 days. Compliance with general hygiene rules, especially hand washing after going to the toilet and before handling food, can protect against infection.
Hepatitis A is a contagious inflammation of the liver. With around 1,000 cases per year, it rarely occurs in Germany. The infection is acute, usually heals on its own, and rarely becomes chronic. Children often have mild symptoms. In very rare cases, especially with previous illnesses, the disease can be fatal.
As BayWa AG informed agrarheute upon request, ten site closings in northern and eastern Germany will be followed by nine more in the coming year in 2020. This reduces the number of agricultural locations there from 43 to 24. As early as May, the company announced that they would be transferred from its own agricultural division to the subsidiary BayWa Agrarhandels GmbH. The latter already has 7 locations in north and east Germany, all of which will remain.
The judgment is final. The plan approval decision had withstood the review, said the presiding judge Wolfgang Bier on Tuesday when giving reasons for the judgment in Leipzig. The nature conservation association NABU, several ferry companies and an action alliance, among others, had sued the billion-dollar project promoted by Denmark (Ref .: BVerwG 9 A 7.19 et al.). They doubt that the tunnel would be used sufficiently and fear environmental effects, for example on harbor porpoises and reefs in the straits. However, the envisaged conditions ensure that neither for shipping nor for nature are to be expected major risks or impairments, according to the court. For example, porpoises would not be disturbed by the noise.
In addition, the developer had exercised the necessary care in planning, said the presiding judge. This ensures that the sediment input from the construction work of measuring ships is observed and that the project can be interrupted or stopped if necessary. “We are initially disappointed that the court has not followed our concerns about the protection of the Baltic Sea, porpoises and sea ducks,” said NABU President Jörg-Andreas Krüger after the judgment. The concerns of the conservationists have been wiped away. Karin Neumann from the so-called Beltretter initiative fears dramatic consequences for the island itself and tourism on Fehmarn after the judgment. Many livelihoods are at stake: “The verdict for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is a scandal. Simply put contracts before European marine protection and other things. We have to let that sink now.” Nevertheless, the initiative wants to see what other options still exist.
Before the verdict was announced in Leipzig, opponents again protested against the construction of the tunnel – a construction that Danish environmentalists view very pragmatically. They are committed to the fact that not a bridge crosses the Fehmarnbelt – as was once planned – but a tunnel through which trains can travel. That is good for the climate. For the pond, where the tunnel is to come to the surface on the Danish side, a significantly larger body of water is created elsewhere to compensate. That is also a good solution, according to the Danish conservationists. You have great understanding for the concerns on the German side, said nature conservationist Michael Loevendal Kruse NDR Info. “But in order for our world to become better, we have to solve the big problems, for example climate change.”
In Denmark there has been building law for car and rail tunnels since 2015. Schleswig-Holstein’s neighbor will plan, build and operate the tunnel at its own cost of an estimated 7.1 billion euros. The construction time should be a total of six and a half years. According to previous planning, the tunnel should probably connect Germany and Denmark from 2029 onwards.
The judgment of the court came as a surprise. NABU, for example, no longer expected that the project would be overturned – but that deficits in planning were criticized in Leipzig. Even Schleswig-Holstein’s Economics Minister Bernd Buchholz (FDP) had declared that the judges would presumably give the planners “homework”. According to the court, the plans now only need to be supplemented for strictly protected reefs in the area of the tunnel route. The planners have already promised a supplementary procedure for this. The decision of the judges in Leipzig shows that transport projects of this size can certainly work in Germany, said Buchholz. With its decision, the Federal Administrative Court made it clear that it is not necessary to go “quasi-scientifically into research” with such planning. It is enough to evaluate things according to the rules of technology and science. The verdict is a “milestone for infrastructure planning in Germany”.
The planned 18 kilometer long immersed tunnel between Puttgarden on Fehmarn and Rödby on Lolland is one of the largest transport projects in Europe. In 2008, Germany and Denmark signed the State Treaty on the Fixed Link across the Fehmarnbelt – the treaty was ratified a year and three months later. The economy hopes that the construction will give a boost to regional development.
The president of the business associations in the north (UVNord), Uli Wachholtz, spoke after the verdict was pronounced “a construction of the century over the Fehmarnbelt, for which the north German economy has been waiting longingly for decades”. Now the other necessary steps would have to be processed quickly and carefully, said Wachholtz. “At last, everyone involved knows what they are about. The opportunities for the region resulting from the fixed link must be used and the risks minimized. The employees in the sectors concerned must not stand in the rain and need clarity,” said Uwe Polkaehn, chairman of the DGB North.
The tunnel is also intended to shorten travel times: between Rödby and Puttgarden from 45 minutes by ferry to around ten minutes by car through the tunnel. According to DB Netz, passenger trains between Hamburg and Copenhagen would only be under three hours on the road instead of more than five hours.
Germany has to pay for the costs of road and rail connections on the Schleswig-Holstein side in the amount of 3.5 billion euros. This includes a risk buffer of 1.1 billion euros. However, the current proceedings only concern the German section of the Baltic Sea tunnel. The German hinterland connection is the subject of a separate approval process. Several municipalities are demanding better noise protection.
Other lawsuits are pending before the European Court of Justice. But it is about Denmark’s state guarantees.
Goals HSG Nordhorn-Lingen: R. Weber 6/1, De Boer 5, Pöhle 4, Seidel 4/1, Miedema 3, Stegefelt 2, Visser 2, Kalafut 1, Possehl 1, Vorlicek 1
THW Like: Ekberg 8/2, Reinkind 6, Dahmke 5, Duvnjak 4, Sagosen 4, Wiencek 3, Zarabec 3, Horak 1, Pekeler 1
Penalty minutes: 14 / 14
Disqualification: – / Pekeler (29.)