每日英語跟讀 Ep.K318: About Germany - Inmates fined over prison potato mash fight
Two female inmates at a German prison have been served a hefty fine for a brawl that began with a food fight.
German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that the cellmates at a prison in Augsburg began throwing potato mash at each other following a disagreement. Then one woman threw her entire plate at the other, who responded in kind.
The situation then escalated into a brawl in which both inmates were injured, dpa reported.
A court in the southern town of Augsburg sentenced one defendant to pay a fine of 2,700 euros while the other received a fine of 1,800 euros. If they fail to pay, the women can spend another 180 or 120 days behind bars, respectively.
Dogs help German rail firm sniff out protected species 狗狗協助德國鐵路公司嗅出受保護物種
At the side of a railway track on the outskirts of Frankfurt, Cocker Spaniel Monte is enthusiastically sniffing the ground, his long furry ears flopping around his nose.
在法蘭克福郊區的一條鐵軌邊，可卡犬蒙特（Cocker Spaniel Monte）熱情地嗅著地面，他長長的毛茸茸的耳朵在他的鼻子上翻來覆去。
When he finds what he is looking for, he obediently stops, sits and is delighted to receive a treat from his trainer.
Monte is one of six dogs being trained by German rail company Deutsche Bahn to identify the presence of protected species in potential construction sites.
The dogs "can take us directly to where the animals are" and can work all year round in any weather conditions, says Jens Bergmann, director of infrastructure projects at Deutsche Bahn’s network subsidiary.
Having them on board reduces the timeframe to less than two months, and is much less invasive.
讓他們加入可以將時間縮短到不到兩個月，並且侵入性要小得多。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1498452 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1488918