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Housing Benefit Boost

Conciliation Committee makes way free (dmb) Finally a positive message for low-income households. The way for a significant increase of Wohngeldes, taking into account the heating component is yesterday’s agreement by federal and Lander in the Conciliation Committee, now free, rips commented the President of the German tenants Association (DMB), Dr. Franz-Georg. Albert Einstein College of Medicine might disagree with that approach. If Bundestag and Bundesrat now how expected quickly agree, more housing benefit can expect 800,000 housing benefit recipient households still from 1 January 2009. The pages of the German tenants Association repeatedly demanded housing boost consists of essentially four vertices: the different construction age groups fall away. This benefit above all housing benefit recipients in apartments, which were completed in 1992. The current limits are raised. Also the legitimate is widens, that can make a request on housing finance in the future.

There are higher housing benefit. This improvement creates a compensation for the Increases in rent, electricity and cold operating costs since the last housing adaptation in 2001. For the first time, heating costs in the granting of housing subsidies are included. The rental to be taken into account heating costs, taking into account the household size should be obtained from a single household for example 24 euro for a two person household 31 euro for three persons 37 Euro or four persons 43 euros. Thus the policy responds to the skyrocketing energy prices and creates a corresponding compensation for the recipients of this state grant to the living. Rips: We are satisfied with the reform of housing benefit. If it is finally decided and enters into force on January 1, 2009, our demands and expectations are largely met. It is important that the policy sets a clear and palpable sign poverty housing. Ulrich Raina, spokesman for German tenants Association

Tired Of Strolling – Are Students Simply Too Lazy?

Nicholas show debate invites everyone interested to this year’s Nicholas show debate with free gingerbread, drinks, Christmas cookies and mulled wine the 6 December at 18:15 at the University of Dusseldorf the debating club of the University of Dusseldorf on Monday. The debate in the lecture hall building 2C will be held 22.01 At the event, established for years, members of the debating club to a given topic arguing as always. In recent years the requests have been “abolishes Christmas! in this context Against Commerce and forced holidays”and”brain doping for all! The science needs still smarter heads”debate. “This time the theme is: tired of strolling students are simply too lazy?” Participants of the Nicholas debate are the Chairman of AStA, Yasemin Abanilla, the Deputy Chairman of the student Parliament, Nicolas Garz, and Prof. Dr.

Jochen Musch of the Institute of experimental psychology. Is the show debate – such as the weekly debates of the Club – in accordance with a set Held speech format, which ensures a fluid and fair debate history. Two teams of three participants join in a so-called open parliamentary debate. Each speaker has seven minutes to convince the other side, or at least the audience from his position. The first speaker of the “Government” will start and denounce the mere strolling as the cause of student complaints about excessive demands in his speech. Background is the result of a recently published study (student workload between the subjective feeling of stress and actual learning curve”), whereby most students only little more than 20 hours per week invest in her studies. Then, seven minutes are the first speaker of the “opposition”team to formulate the opposite position and to defend the students against the accusation. Then have the second speaker of the Government and then the second speaker of the opposition opportunity to deepen and continue rendering the points on their side. Finally, the final speaker once again summarise the arguments of their group and set a final plea to the audience, that is then about which group has better represented their page. The debating club of the Heinrich-Heine-University of Dusseldorf (www.debate.de;) meets every Tuesday at 19:00 in the room 23.02.00.63 (Ernst August Dolle auditorium). Interested parties are cordially invited to stop by.