Five friends in Berlin-Neukölln, April 2012. They are talking, laughing, drinking in front of a residential building when a man appears, draws a gun and shoots. Two young men are seriously injured and 22-year-old Burak Bektaş dies. This murder is one of the most disturbing crimes in Berlin: Although it quickly became clear that Bektaş must have fallen victim to a hate crime, the perpetrator has not yet been found. Journalist Philip Meinhold has been dealing with the case for years and recently updated his podcast on it. His research is a journey into darkness: to relatives and friends of the victims whose lives have been destroyed, to a right-wing extremist scene that terrorizes people in Neukölln, to overburdened investigators who do not follow up on clues. If you listen to the podcast, it becomes clear how little hope there is that the Berlin authorities will solve this case. But at least there are journalists who won’t let up. Verena Mayer
In the dark – the case of Rebecca Reusch
True crime podcasts are hundreds, but this one stands out. Instead of just retelling a criminal case, Lena Niethammer and Miriam Arndts take their audience on an investigative search for clues. You are there when they talk to forensic experts and investigators, school friends, Rebecca’s cousin and Florian’s sister. More than 100 witnesses question the journalists for eight exciting episodes. They spent months researching the missing Berlin student Rebecca Reusch, who falls asleep on her big sister’s couch on the evening of February 17, 2020 and is absent from school the next day. Her brother-in-law Florian is quickly suspected of having killed the 15-year-old. He is arrested twice, but there is not enough evidence. Is the case really as straightforward as the police think it is? PS: It is not recommended to listen to this podcast alone in the car in the dark. Jana Stegemann
Boris Becker – The fifth movement
Boris Becker has recently changed. Finds Boris Becker. He learned to cook during the lockdown and to buy groceries. But more important: he has reduced his circle of friends, parted with pats on the back. And he is now keeping his private life out of the public eye. Becker’s trust in the German media can confidently be described as disturbed. Which is why he confides in Johannes B. Kerner in the five-part discussion podcast, from whom he knows that he will not harm him. Kerner only gently confronts the best German tennis player to this day with contradictions and remains discreet where he finds it appropriate. Becker shouldn’t justify himself, he should tell. From his life, his point of view. Depending on which image you have of him, the perception of him as a person may actually shift. In any case, the podcast is very telling. And most excitingly not where Boris Becker talks about his tennis career. But about racism. Stefan Fischer
Gossip & Tacheles
What is Germany talking about, what is the world gossiping about and above all: What does that say about our society? Because Hadnet Tesfai and Tarik Tesfu are convinced: “Gossip is always also political”. Subsequently New Year, New Me, New Kilo-Krise the two talk about how problematic it is that so-called women’s magazines devote entire issues to the topic of diets at the beginning of the year and thus do nothing other than body shaming. And that the body measure index is racist and sexist because its standard is white, male Europeans. In addition to debates from the gossip press and social media, there are two fixed sections: Rant a Hadi, Tesfai gets excited about a subject for 60 seconds, and Tarik’s finest hour, Tesfu reads the horoscope to Jesus, sometimes he lays out tarot cards. The entertaining and clever podcast delivers, as Tesfai and Tesfu promise, “show-off knowledge for the next visit to the barber shop”. Jacqueline Lang
Sack of rice
Merve Kayikci, Malcolm Ohanwe and Ramin Sina want to hear personal, individual stories, from Hong Kong, Chile, Poland … Stories that are far from the realities of life of the audience that they have with their podcast for “Das Ding”, the young offer from SWR and SR, reach. The moderators themselves are occasionally surprised by what their interlocutors say. For example, that the activist Sofia had to flee her homeland Nigeria for two days because she raised her voice against police violence. Or when Malcolm (not the moderator), who is protesting in Hong Kong against China’s growing influence, identifies himself as a Trump supporter. The problems and fears of young people in other countries and how they stand up against grievances are discussed in a conversational tone. But nothing is trivialized. Fabian Dombrowski
What to do with money when inflation continues is a challenge for families, but there are very convenient options to take advantage of
One of the biggest challenges families face is trying to prevent inflation from “eating away” part of the income that is kept deposited in a savings account or simply in cash. Undoubtedly, buying dollars was one of the preferred options for a long time, but you cannot always succeed, especially when you need to have pesos in the short term, since the gap between buying and selling is not always covers favorably.
To respond to this concern there is an interesting option that gives a safe haven to those pesos that are not used immediately or that are destined to be spent in a matter of days or weeks.
They fall into that category, for example, credit card payments, services such as electricity, gas or taxes that have a certain expiration date.
An option that is increasingly used is that of the so-called “money market” or “t + 0” funds, which are gaining more and more followers among families and companies due largely to their very low volatility, the speed of its operation and an attractive performance.
The funds are attractive to those seeking efficient management of excess liquidity
Precisely this type of Funds are attractive for those who seek efficient management of excess liquidity or for those who need have the money in the short term.
To have a more complete idea of its attributes, nothing better than to refer to what the Chamber of Common Investment Funds points out, which on its website explains that the “Liquidity Funds or Money Market” are a very conservative and appropriate investment for those who want to invest their money in the short term, with immediate liquidity and free of price fluctuations “.
And they add that “given the composition of their portfolio, they are considered as the products with the shortest horizon and the lowest volatility.”
One of its main advantages is that when there is no minimum term of placement They are presented as an option that is ahead of the classic fixed-term placements, which have a minimum of 30 days, since they allow immediate cash availability in a volatile and unpredictable context, to which it is added that they immediately capture the performance of the interest rates paid by banks for fixed terms.
This implies higher returns, to which it is added that it is a simple product to operate, since it is entered and exited through the homebanking of the entity in which it is a client and the speed with which funds are accessed, since these are credit within 24 business hours.
The so-called “money market” or “t + 0” funds are gaining more and more followers among families and companies
Interest in this type of fund meant that last year the net worth of this line went from $ 357 million to $ 900 million, which implies an increase of 150%, compared to 120% for the rest. With this rise, its participation in total mutual funds increased by three percentage points to reach 46% of the total.
Currently, more than 110 funds operate under these characteristics, with yields that average around 28% / 30% for the last twelve months. Among them, two Superahorro Plus funds stand out, as Class B advances 32.9% while Class A rises 31 percent.
Megainver Liquidity Pesos, Fima Premium, FBA Renta Pesos and SBS Ahorro Pesos are positioned just below, all of them with yields close to 30 percent.
Regarding assets, the ranking is headed by Fima Premium of the Banco Galicia family of funds, followed by Superahorro Plus from Santander and FBA from BBVA.
The advantage of operating with an investment fund
Another point in its favor is that its portfolio, like the rest, is managed by a team of professionals who monitor and control the risks assumed, making investment decisions at all times.
Regarding the regulations governing the activity, these are issued by the National Value Comission, being the money markets on which more attention is paid, since they must respect both the maximum participation that each asset can have, its duration and the maximum participation limits of each shareholder within the fund.
All this in pursuit of the ultimate goal of always maintaining an adequate level of liquidity. In general terms, this segment of funds invests in fixed terms, guarantees and remunerated accounts of banks.
Those who invest in FCI
The FCI industry has just over 1.7 million clients or shareholders, of which 86% are individuals, but the amounts invested by these barely reach 7% of the total, with an average balance of $ 320,000.
As for legal persons, the average amount rises to $ 26 million.
In order to get Sars-CoV-2 under control, you need drugs as well as vaccines. A vulnerability in the virus has now been discovered.
Early in the pandemic, tests were carried out to determine whether existing drugs against other diseases could also help against Covid-19: for example, remdesivir, which was originally developed to treat Ebola, or hydroxychloroquine, which is effective against malaria. The anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone, one of the preparations that the former US President Donald Trump received during his Covid-19 illness, is one of them.
However, none of these therapies have been really successful. The search for an effective antiviral agent with which to treat the disease caused by Sars-CoV-2 continues accordingly. A discovery by bioinformaticians at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen could make this easier in the future and also help in the creation of new preparations.
Prevent the virus from multiplying
As the team around Andreas Dräger, who also works for the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), writes in the journal “Bioinformatics”, they have succeeded in using a computer model to identify a weak point in the virus where a drug against Covid-19 could start: the enzyme guanylate kinase 1 (GK1). It “plays an important role in the metabolism of the building blocks of ribonucleic acids (RNA) and is thus also significantly involved in the structure of viral RNA, such as that of SARS-CoV-2,” says a message from the DZIF.
In other words: the virus needs the enzyme in order to be able to multiply. However, if GK1 is switched off, the reproduction of Sars-CoV-2 is prevented. The human host cell is not affected by this, says Dräger: “While virus replication no longer takes place without GK1, the human cell can switch to other biochemical metabolic pathways.” This is an important prerequisite if you want to inhibit the enzyme with an active ingredient without causing adverse side effects in humans.
More hopeful news
The findings are rated as a breakthrough: Some substances are already known that inhibit the enzyme. Some of them are even approved. Experts from the Fraunhofer IME ScreeningPort in Hamburg are now to examine which of these could help in the fight against the corona virus. You have access to a library of around 5600 active ingredients that have already been approved for another purpose. If they find what they are looking for there and the effectiveness against Sars-CoV-2 is also confirmed in animals and humans, the Tübingen-based company believes that a drug that has been rededicated to Corona could be approved by the end of 2021.
Another positive aspect: the approach should also work for all mutations of the virus, probably also against the variants from Great Britain, South Africa and Brazil that are considered questionable.
From the hand of Gilera Argentina, the Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Loncin arrived in the country. The official dealer opened its doors in Buenos Aires territory
Hand in hand with Gilera Argentina, the Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Loncin landed in Argentina with its premium brand: Voge. Variants of three platforms are already on sale in our market: 300, 500 and 650.
The most important official dealer opened its doors just a few days ago in Pueyrredón and Vicente Lopez, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Likewise, there are already some points of sale in the province of Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Córdoba, Tucumán and Salta, while it continues to develop its network in other parts of the country, according to the specialized site Motoblog.
But going back to the models, the 300 platform is the most complete with four models, the intermediate (500) has two and the one with the largest displacement (650) only comes in a dual sport presentation.
They all have inverted fork suspension, liquid cooling injection, full LED lighting, digital instruments, dual channel ABS, USB port and, except for a single model, double front disc.
Platform 300 is made up of AC, DS, R and RR, all powered by a 292cc single cylinder motot producing 29 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 25 nm of torque at 7,000 rpm.
The electronic injection is Bosch, like the ABS, the brakes are on Nissin’s account and the suspensions are KYB.
The prices for platform 300 they are:
-300 DS: 540,000 pesos
-300 BC: 520,000 pesos
-300 R: 520,000 pesos
-300 RR: 550,000 pesos
The 500 platform comes in R –naked– and DS –dual sport–, powered by a 471 cc twin-cylinder engine that delivers nearly 47 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 42.5 nm at 7,000 revs.
With KYB 41 mm bars and a 17 liter tank, it comes as complete as the entry family, with the addition that the DS 500 comes standard with a color TFT dash, the 3 metal cases, crankcase cover, central stand and fenders.
The first Voge store has already opened its doors in the city of Buenos Aires
The prices are:
– 500R: 890,000 pesos
– 500DS: 1.050.000 pesos
The Chinese manufacturer came from the hand of Gilera Argentina
Top of the range
At the top of the range is the DS 650, a motorcycle developed on the basis of an old acquaintance: the engine and transmission arrangement come directly from the Austrian BMW-Rotax development which was later produced by Loncin.
A 652cc cylinder that generates almost 50 horsepower at 6750 rpm and 60 nm at 5,500. It’s about the same torque as the Honda XR650R.
The Voge 650 DS is equipped with double channel ABS, crankcase covers, fenders, color TFT screen, central stand, side cases and top case with backrest for the passenger, among other things. It has an 18-liter tank and a riding position with the handlebars quite high, which promises comfort on the road and versatility on the off road. The price is 1,200,000 pesos.
According to the specialized site Motoblog, Gilera Argentina is already working on the industrial establishment of the Chinese brand, which will generate not only Argentine employment, but also security that there is stock and spare parts. Without a doubt, excellent news.
A week ago the social media app was still new, now it has its first scandal. Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow apologized for his “chat” at Clubhouse on Sunday evening.
At the beginning of the weekend, Ramelow was part of a discussion in the audio app entitled “Trash and Features”. Journalists and politicians talked about this and that in a relaxed atmosphere. Ramelow mentioned that he likes to play Candy Crush on his cell phone at prime ministerial conferences and that he can manage up to ten levels. He called the Chancellor “the little Merkel”. A casual tone that suggests that Ramelow understood the appearance in the app more like a collegial backroom conversation.
A round that filled the concert hall – it is quite possible that Ramelow was not entirely aware of this
On the one hand, you could understand the panel discussions on Clubhouse in exactly the same way. The app from the USA is currently only available for iPhones and only by invitation; according to guidelines, conversations there should only be recorded or transcribed if the participants have given their permission. On the other hand, Ramelow’s chats on Friday overheard two to three thousand people like her World on Sunday reported. A concert hall filling round, which at Clubhouse can appear so clear that it is quite possible that the Prime Minister was not fully aware of his audience.
In any case, Ramelow’s appearance met with criticism – also from his own cabinet. Thuringia’s Interior Minister Georg Maier (SPD) told the editorial network Germany: “If it turns out that Bodo Ramelow is playing cell phone games during the Prime Minister’s Conference, then he should check his behavior.” And Thuringia’s CDU boss Christian Hirte called Ramelow’s behavior “disrespectful and irresponsible”, he wrote on Twitter: “Either it is an expression of the arrogance of power or fatigue.” Fighting the corona pandemic is about life and death as well as the livelihoods and the future of a generation of students.
The app, in which top politicians like Manuela Schwesig and Christian Lindner have been meeting journalists for semi-public chat since last week, is already raising new questions about the distance between journalism and politics. Is it a good thing when editors and members of the Bundestag meet in a familiar group every evening? How loose should that be? And who can listen? The way politicians deal with social media is a difficult area anyway. The Greens chairman Robert Habeck once deleted his Twitter account because he repeatedly irritated with formulations there.
After the reporting on the weekend, Ramelow did not delete Clubhouse immediately. He used the app to apologize and followed up on Twitter: “A clever woman got me on @clubhouse_de just conclusively set out the actual faux pas of my clubhouse chat and it convinced me. To belittle the name of the Chancellor was an act of male ignorance. I sincerely apologize for that. “
An attempt to limit the damage – but the criticism does not die down. FDP parliamentary group vice Michael Theurer told the German Press Agency on Monday that the question arises of the “self-control of some politicians” when it comes to the Clubhouse app.
They play Monopoly on Norderney. The mainlander claws at the locations with sea views, the full islander deserves well. If you stand in their way, you leave your thatched house feet first. One whispers on the island. With some, the discs are thrown in first. As with Imke Leopold (Franziska Hartmann), a journalist who believes she is on the trail of a building scandal. She knows investigator Falke (Wotan Wilke Möhring) very closely from Hamburg punk times (“old history”), and begs for help. He hesitates, doesn’t give a dead person, but crosses over with colleague Grosz (Franziska Weisz), and there is already a corpse: A realtor is in his own juice in the white fitness room of his white villa. It smells bushes to Sylt and to the North Sea and Baltic Sea thrillers, in which TV investigators stare into the water as if such a case was being solved.
And then you can forget the cliché-laden building history, a good thing. “Tödliche Flut” (by David Sandreuter, directed by Lars Henning) is actually about other things. “You know very well that you have crossed a line,” says Grosz to the deputy mayor, who is being flown around in a private jet by an investor with a weakness for Christian choral singing. Everyone crosses borders here, one is among oneself. Falke anyway, who remains strangely pale this time too, but that has always been his job description, as has the paleness.
The sound wallpaper from the NDR Radio Philharmonic to the wintry dune landscape is great
Crossing borders is difficult on an island, there is no escape, some go crazy. When it gets psychological, the violins come in, that was the masterful Hessencrime scene “Born in pain” so, now comes the great sound wallpaper of the wintry dune landscape from the radio philharmonic of the NDR. Above all, the strong Franziska Hartmann as reporter Leopold provides a stage. It’s first about her homeland, she is from here, and finally about higher justice.
She clings to the commissioners, takes part in interviews, and Falke speaks frankly about the investigation. Real commissioners may find it difficult to breathe while watching. The journalist writes obsessively in a worn-out notebook at night, drinks red wine in huge gulps and conspiratorially whispers to the inspectors: “Then we’ll let the whole shit fly up.” Real journalists may also get breathless while watching. Here someone makes common ground with something that nobody knows whether it is good or bad or even true. What remains is a sea of questions. That is also a good thing.
Now that the campaigns have started, it is clear what the pattern will be: almost all parties – except the VVD – have as spearhead: Rutte must go,
The VVD’s party leader was the target of three parties this weekend alone: coalition partner CDA, plus the opposition parties PvdA and GroenLinks. All against the man who seems to effortlessly win the elections in March.
Add to that Wilders, who always thinks that the others should leave, and Kaag, who considers himself a good successor.
Rutte’s opponents all seem to think that Rutte’s weakest spot is his (un) reliability. Until 17 March, the image of fair Mark will therefore be altered on many fronts. Although the VVD and Rutte are in a good position, such a concentrated attack can do something to its image
The range of possibilities is wide and adapts to the different profiles of savers. Next, we tell you the most outstanding ones
2020 was an unforgettable year for Bitcoin. And also for those who bet on this cryptocurrency when started 2020 at a figure close to US $ 7,000 or they did the business of their lives buying it during the “Marchnegro“, when it seemed that this asset was collapsing and was trading near the u$s5.000.
But what happened next with this protocol founded by Satoshi Nakamoto made the cover of all newspapers and news portals: broke one record after another and its price today is in the order of $ 33,000.
And although this figure draws a huge smile on the faces of those who gambled for this investment when their future was not so clear, those savers who did not jump on this phenomenon before today hesitate to do so due to its high value.
It is that we must not lose sight of what to acquire one bitcoin costs around $ 6 million. And while it is clear that in 2021 the currency will continue to break its marks, its high price can generate fears or mistrust in potential investors, who may see it as “expensive” and are not clear when it may be time to cheer up.
Some might cheer on Ethereum, which the Sunday spent the u $ s1,450 and thus surpassed his historical record of January 2018.
What can they do?
When searching where to invest pesos within the enormous range of possibilities offered by digital assetsIt is important that the saver is clear about what he hopes to achieve with this bet.
It is not the same to play for a cryptocurrency to make a profit by selling it in the futureto a price higher than the one who bought it (and which logically has different levels of risk that can make you win or lose money) or target the stable options that serve as a haven of value and that deep down they are not designed to transform them into millionaires overnight.
In statements to iProUP, Abraham Cobos, Crypto Catalyst of Name, highlights the importance of having exposure to different asset classes as a fundamental factor for Argentine savers and warns that “many are careful with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin due to their perception of high volatility“.
For his part, Matías Bari, co-founder of the exchange SatoshiTango, add to iProUP that “within cryptocurrency users there is everything: many bet long, others to protect their savings and there are also riskier investors, more short-term, that as soon as they have the opportunity to make a difference they do it “.
For this reason, it is important to have a planned strategy, in which it is clear that they are high-risk investments and it is important to set goals for returns and maximum losses that they are willing to tolerate.
The segment of denominated cryptocurrencies stablecoins is the option that is chosen for those who have as their goal protect your heritage. This variant ties its value to a fiat currency, such as the dollar, and is one of the alternatives recommended by experts to dollarize the investment portfolio.
Iván Tello, co-founder of the exchange Decrypto.laexplains the iProUP that in 2020 many new users, away from the digital world, they saw seduced by this alternative to protect their savings as a result of the dollar stocks and peso devaluations.
While Bari highlights the option of DAI for being a stablecoin decentralized, “whose value is stuck to the us dollar“Furthermore, the expert emphasizes that this asset was one of the stars of 2020, with strong growth over the past year.
DAI, the most used digital dollar for Argentines who want to save
“For a conservative profile, stable coins are a very interesting alternative. DAI is designed so that its price maintains parity with the dollar. This means that 1 DAI is worth 1 dollar. With this asset class, anyone can buy digital dollars“, complements Cobos.
From the exchange Buenbit They also highlighted this alternative, thanks to the fact that it offers the possibility of “dollarize” the investor’s portfolio and its predictability as it is tied to the North American currency.
“It is the only fully decentralized and transparent one. In fact, Anyone can check online all the support that DAI has anytime you want it. As of today, each of these issued tokens has a collateral (guarantee) of more than 3 times its value“, they add iProUP.
In addition, from Buenbit they point out that, like Bitcoin, there is no authority to regulate it and therefore it cannot be confiscated or censored.
“Is a free saving medium. In other words, its issuance and protection does not depend on a centralized entity, but rather is governed by smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain “, they complete.
Notably DAI closed 2020 at an average price of $ 168 for the purchase in Argentina, a value similar to the parallel dollars.
Within the stablecoin group, another token performed prominently by experts in 2020: USDC, which is also backed by a dollar held in reserve for each unit issued.
“USDC is an alternative for investors, but Unlike DAI it is centralized, since it is issued by Coinbase, a company based in San Francisco, “explains Bari.
From Buenbit they affirm that there are others, such as USDT (Tether), TUSD (True USD) and BUSD (Binance USD). But since its governance depends on companies, from BuenBit they warn that they do not provide the same possibility to check the backup as other stablecoins do.
In the shadow of Bitcoin
Ether is a token that works as the fuel that moves the network of Ethereum and it has a similar volatility to Bitcoin. Being the second most popular cryptocurrency in the worldIt is often compared to the most famous crypto, but its essence is different.
This distinction is based on the fact that Ethereum’s decentralized finance application (DeFi) network, which is currently the most important on the planet, is going through a update period with which you are expected to have a significant growth in the coming years.
Consulted by iProUP, Manuel Beaudroit, CEO of Belo, highlights the native assets of this blockchain for making it possible certain actions that Bitcoin has not yet developed.
Ethereum is volatile like Bitcoin. And you can take advantage of your bullish race
Cobos also highlights this investment alternative and focuses on what is to come: the Ethereum 2.0 project, which “presents very interesting perspectives for its scalability.”
“This evolution will take years and during 2020 we saw only the beginning of the actions towards a scalable, fast Ethereum with cheap transactions. It is a very promising update for the crypto world and for its Ether token “, it adds.
Bari also places it in the range of interesting proposals, but warns that “They are not networks that are intended as a safeguardbut it is to do smart contracts“, for which they should be seen as medium-term options.
“Ether it is not intended as a value reserve instrument, but as the ‘gas’, the smart contract fuel. However, the development of the platform and the constant flow of people who are beginning to learn about cryptocurrencies make their price rise, making it a possible investment in the crypto world “, completes the specialist.
But Ether also has another similarity to Bitcoin: its price shot up in recent days, reaching $ 1,100, just below its all-time high of $ 1,300 three years ago. This token closed 2020 at an average price of $ 124.
Beaudroit stands out among all the new projects that are mounted on the Ethereum network to one that emerged with great force in the first months of 2020 and which underlines its role as new proposal within the decentralized financial services segment.
Is about Aave Bal (AAVE), which started last year at $ 54 and today is in the order of $ 100. According to Beaudroit, “it is an interesting option because it is the synthesis of a lot of work and comes to bring a new proposal“.
“Everything that has to do with DeFi in 2020 gained a lot of relevance in the market. AAVE had a very interesting participation thanks to its project. It allows to create a new layer of financial services that Bitcoin cannot do because of its characteristics“, affirmed Beaudroit.
In addition, he adds that “in 2021 there will be a growth in the use of networks and it will be more profitable and interesting for add more users“.
“They will go modifying many projects and everything related to DeFi, thanks to your proposal, you can generate incentives for more people to join and invest their funds in this type of contract in a decentralized way, “Beaudroit points out.
Furthermore, within this type of altcoins (cryptocurrencies that are not Bitcoin), from Buenbit they highlight two groups to understand, at a macro level, which one can capture the attention of each user profile due to its characteristics:
Large caps: they have a high market capitalization. These assets have lower volatility and interesting potential. For example, Bitcoin and Ether
Small caps: they have a low market capitalization. Are much more volatile and risky. In them you can make interesting profits in the short term and they are very dangerous since they are generally in an early stage of development
Beyond the suggestions that the experts interviewed can provide, there is still a significant percentage of the population that does not know how to interact with cryptocurrencies safely and that is why it is difficult for them to look beyond Bitcoin.
Researching and reading to understand the complex concepts of the universe of these digital assets is the only way to decide what the market options are that best suits the profile and invest in the correct one. And not just enter “in a hurry” for fear of being left out of the boom.
There were times when journalism was really celebrated, even in a real room. In order to award the prize of prizes for journalists, the Nannen Prize, Gruner + Jahr also invited to the Hamburg Schauspielhaus or the Elbphilharmonie. Later, the publisher returned to the somewhat more modest variant on Baumall, and in 2020 it was honored virtually because of Corona. After all, the organizers counted 12,000 viewers online.
Before the summer vacation, the next trophies will be on behalf of the previous one Stern-Editor-in-chief and publisher Henri Nannen awarded, online again, in February submissions may be made. This time it is “the new Nannen Prize”, as Gruner + Jahr reports, “the first award for journalists from all German-speaking media”, for all types and formats.
The Kisch Prize, revered by all reporters, remains the main prize for the best written report. Otherwise, everyone is allowed to take part, the contributions can be printed or spoken, in image or sound, in traditional media or digital platforms. “Even non-journalists * have a chance of receiving the award if they inform the public in a journalistically outstanding manner,” it says. The converted Nannen Prize is maintained by an advisory board made up of media people; its spokesman is Christoph Kucklick, the director of the Nannen School.
Last year, Rezo’s CDU was awarded a triumph
Special juries decide on the shortlist, nominees and winners of the Kisch Prize, Investigation and Local. And then there are now two new categories, they are called “History of the Year” and “Republic”. The “story of the year” should be the journalistic feat, in whatever form, chosen by the Nannen advisory board. “Republic” rewards “persistent, fact-based, permanent clarification,” as Kucklick calls it. The education can also come from people outside the industry, for example scientists.
Last year, the Nannen jury had already taken the liberty of recognizing Rezo’s CDU defeat. Now the tender goes even further. “How about taking the Nannen Prize out into the great wide world of journalism, into the world of all genres – television, radio, digital and of course print?” Stern-Editor-in-chief Florian Gless. “If we can get all genres under one roof and thus make journalism a topic and celebrate in toto? We thought that idea was pretty great.”
From now on, the good old and now new Nannen price is also multimedia. “Closer to editorial offices and the audience,” says Kucklick. “This is not a move away from print” and “no swan song for journalism, on the contrary: We want to express how important journalism is for society.” USA, pandemic, there is a lot to explain. Gless says it is clear to them “that, with the exception of the Kisch price, we will also be comparing apples with pears” if, for example, a time-Dossier and an Arte documentation are to be assessed. “We’ll have to discuss that. In the end, it’s about craftsmanship. Does the recipient understand everything, does the message get across, has it been properly researched?” Question after question. “What do we actually understand by journalism?” Says Gless. “We want to trigger this discussion.”
At the Stern Editors are already asking themselves what their employer understands by journalism, but for different reasons. Larger parts of the editorial team in the home office are appalled that the politics and economics department in Hamburg has been dissolved and with the parliamentary office Capital to be merged in Berlin. Gless finds the thought, “the journalistic brands Capital and Stern It is obvious, “as he says. It’s not about saving.” The idea was more like: How do we get an even stronger capital office running in Berlin? “The workforce thinks the idea is downright devastating, it’s about content and jobs.
The new Nannen Prize is not about money either, says Christoph Kucklick. “That is more complex than before. We are now trying to find the intersection of the highest quality and attention.” At some point, in other times, there might be another party.
Robbie Williams ate a portion of fish twice a day. The British singer almost died of mercury poisoning as a result. But what are the chances that you will really get that sick from eating fish?
First of all, fish is very healthy. It contains vitamin D, selenium and proteins and is low in saturated fat, but above all it contains omega 3 fatty acids that have a beneficial effect on the heart and blood vessels. A serving of fish once or twice a week has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases.
But yes, one or two servings a week is of course very different from fish on the menu twice a day. “Numerous pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and pesticide residues find their way into our food, including fish,” says science expert at The last news Martijn Peters. “Mercury, a mineral that is also found in nature, should be of greatest concern to us.”
“Usually the mercury content of the average fish-eater does not exceed 10 micrograms per liter,” says Peters. “If you have more than 100 micrograms per liter, various neurological symptoms can occur: numbness in the hands and feet, depression, sudden mood swings, memory problems, tremors in the hands …”
But it is by no means fatal. Then you must have 800 micrograms per liter in your blood. Your body will therefore warn you in advance if you consume too much mercury. To be on the safe side, do not eat more than two to three servings of fish per week. Tuna, swordfish and mackerel are especially high in mercury.