Soon there will be a monopoly for bad losers – housing

Happy news from Hasbro: The cult game “Monopoly” is being reissued – to the delight of the biggest losers.

Anyone who has never cursed or cried in games like “Mensch, dich nicht” and “Monopoly” has never played them properly. The game manufacturer Hasbro also appreciates this and honors its worst losers with a different version: A “Monopoly for Bad Losers” will be launched in Germany and Austria from mid-September.

In this game, losers are rewarded – and winners are punished

Hasbro brings out a solution for all permanent losers. In the modified version of the classic game, these become winners. Whoever loses receives special bonuses with which he can rip off the other players.

So-called “loser brands” should make losing a pleasure. These are collected until you reach a certain number. Then others have to pay the loser money when he drives onto his own field. In addition, he is then tax-exempt. As if that weren’t enough, he can steal properties from other players. The stolen must then even skip a round.

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Building permit more expensive in the Netherlands; price doubled in Kerkrade and Leiden | NOW

Buyers of new-build homes are paying more and more for a building permit, it appears on Saturday research of Vereniging Eigen Huis (VEH). The costs for the so-called construction fee in 2020 are on average 2.4 percent higher than last year. In some municipalities the costs have more than doubled.

Kerkrade is one of the municipalities with the largest cost increases, with more than a doubling of 150 percent. Where an average construction vacancy for a new-build home had to cost 3,316 euros last year, this was 8,269 euros this year. The prices of construction fees also shot up in Leiden: from 3,548 in 2019 to 7,640 this year, an increase of 115 percent.

However, the two municipalities are not the most expensive: that dubious honor goes to Terschelling, where a building permit for a new-build home costs 11,946 euros, 94 percent more than last year. The Wadden Island thus succeeds the municipality of Voorschoten, which was the most expensive last year. This year, construction-empty prices in that municipality fell by 29 percent, from almost 12,000 euros to 8,840 euros.

People who do not want to spend a lot of money for a building permit for a new-build home, should go to the municipality of The Hague. There, the average price for an empty construction site is the lowest at 2,057 euros.

The large price differences per municipality are bad news, says VEH director Cindy van de Velde in a response. “For that reason alone, the same new-build home is many thousands of euros more expensive in one municipality than in another. We really shouldn’t want that.”


House in the east of Leipzig occupied – owner ready to talk

A house in the east of Leipzig has been occupied since Friday. On Saturday, the members of the “Occupy Leipzig” group spoke up. “We would be happy if the owner would contact us directly,” it said. Since the beginning of the occupation, a willingness to negotiate on an equal footing has been signaled. People stayed in front of the house all night, and there were “solidarity occupations” in the vicinity, it said.

The group calls itself “Initiative for self-managed open spaces and the recapture of life in the city”. They are protesting against the gentrification of the district and what they believe to be neoliberal urban politics. They have developed an alternative usage concept for the occupied house – with a café, affordable apartments and a neighborhood garden.

The Leipzig police said that the owner has now been identified, who does not live in Leipzig and wants to come to the city next Wednesday to talk to the occupiers. Until then, the object will be observed: “We’ll leave it as it is at the moment.”


‘Elderly people hardly willing to move to an apartment’

Older people in the Netherlands are hardly willing to exchange their single-family home for an apartment. Only 2 percent of the elderly are willing to move, reports The Telegraph Saturday based on figures from the Economic Institute for Construction.

Minister Kajsa Ollongren (Internal Affairs, D66) stated last week that the flow in the housing market will get better when seniors sell their single-family homes to a new generation. However, this solution does not seem realistic, as the elderly are not or hardly willing to move.

Many over-65s fear higher housing costs if they move. They also often find apartments too small, says ANBO for the elderly in De Telegraaf. In addition, the elderly find it important to have an outdoor space at their home.

Two thirds of the over-65s live in a house with a garden. If they move, they usually prefer low-rise buildings with a garden. According to ANBO, there is a need for 80,000 extra senior housing. The elderly organization advocates the construction of more low-rise buildings in green spaces.


This is where real estate prices are cheapest – living

In a current analysis, compared real estate prices across Austria.

In which federal state are the square meter prices particularly cheap? The portal took a closer look at this topic.

Prices are highest in Kitzbühel

So far, the corona crisis has not yet affected the purchase prices of real estate. The analysis shows that the purchase prices in Tyrol are still the highest. Most is required in the Kitzbühel district. Owning a home in the winter sports resort costs 6,460 euros per square meter.

After Kitzbühel, Innsbruck Stadt is the second most expensive district. Buyers currently have to reckon with average square meter prices of 5,800 euros.

In addition to Tyrol, the most expensive districts are mainly in Salzburg and Vorarlberg. Salzburg city exceeds the 5,000 euro limit, while Dornbirn, Hallein (4,630 euros each) and Bregenz (4,420 euros) are even below. In Salzburg, as in Tyrol, tourism is driving prices up due to its location in the Alps. Vorarlberg impresses with its economically strong cities and its good location in the 3-country corner.

Vienna is 2,000 euros cheaper per square meter

So far, no noticeable corona effects have been measured on the real estate market in the capital Vienna. The median price across all 23 boroughs remains high and is currently 4,390 euros. At the same time, this is over 2,000 euros less than in Kitzbühel.

In general, the range and prices in the capital are much more diverse than in the Alpine districts: In the center, luxury apartments valued at several million euros are not uncommon, while on the outskirts buyers pay a fraction of them for apartments with standard furnishings.

The cheapest real estate prices are in Burgenland: Oberpullendorf (1,300 euros), Güssing (1,310 euros) and Oberwart (1,390 euros) are all at the lower end of the price scale.

Here is an overview of the purchase prices in the most expensive and cheapest districts:

Kitzbühel 6,460 EUR

Innsbruck city 5,800 EUR

Salzburg city 5,000 EUR

Dornbirn 4.630 EUR

Hallein EUR 4,630

Bregenz 4,420 EUR

Vienna 4,390 EUR

Salzburg area 4,290 EUR

Feldkirch 4.230 EUR

Zell am See 4.180 EUR

Murtal 1.530 EUR

Sankt Veit an der Glan 1,520 EUR

Lienz 1,490 EUR

Reutte 1,450 EUR

Oberwart 1.390 EUR

Güssing 1.310 EUR

Oberpullendorf 1.300 EUR

Lilienfeld 1,290 EUR

Horn 1.180 EUR

Jennersdorf 1.070 EUR

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A verb that is alive and well for the resumption of performances

In the heart of Paris, the life seems to have resumed its course. The sidewalks are full of bystanders, the terraces of cafes are full. In this agitation, the metal bars lowered and red letters out, the theatres of the grands boulevards wait, inert, such vessels asleep.

At the end of the day, the 22 June, a crowd has formed in front of one of them. Microphones and cameras do not lose a crumb of the event : spectators entering the Theatre Antoine. They are the first for more than three months. The same morning, the limit of a gauge to 50 % of the rooms have been lifted, but many seats remain condemned for some health precautions.

As the lights fade, Jacques Weber made his entrance by the orchestra, in the middle of the public without sulking the pleasure of the reunion. The comedian indulges greedily in an exercise that he likes : reading his favorite authors, Hugo and Flaubert in the head. He tried to roll of words, jumped from one sentence to the other, while the applause and laughter wake up the walls that way.

“We dreamed of this moment since the 14th of march, welcomes Jean-Marc Dumontet, owner of the theatre in which, as soon as the curtain fell on this unique representation, closes its doors again. We had to reopen, if only for the symbol, but we can’t restart the season now.

Consultations poetic in the Theatre of the City

In another register, two steps from the Champs-Élysées, the words have also come back to the place that was their own. On the set of Space-Cardin where the City Theatre was home for the rehabilitation of his room, the word resonates with an acuity burning. The scaffold The witches of Salemthe last piece played here before, abrupt withdrawal in march, has not moved. It is the setting for Hold Lyricsthe show staged by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, the director of the place, as soon as the announcement of a possible resumption of the representations. Hold Lyrics draws its material from reports of the 6 000 consultations poetic conducted over the phone during and after the containment by the actors in the Theatre of the City and a quarantine of the other, recruited for the occasion, with men and women of all ages, teens, children, confined, sick, bereaved, caregivers…

The actors have taken the pulse of humanity as projected in a race outside the norm. This evening, re-opening, in front of an assembly of dispersed and hidden, they weave the scraps of life, is available in the texts and poems that they have offered to their “patients” instead of a balm. Words cascading in three tables an hour, like to drink this emptiness and this silence before. “The theatres had never closed, even during the war, remember Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota. We could not resume as if nothing had happened. We needed a ritual and thus came the idea of a Vigil : we must remember that it is happened something terrible, but also to celebrate life.

The public responds to this

In a few days, the team of the theatre has prepared this artistic marathon of 48 hours. “It’s like a renewal after the mourning that we experienced at the closing of the theatres, entrust Julie, a young actress of the troupe. Be in front of a room half filled is strange, but we play for those who are there and we feel the force of their presence, their listening. “At the end of the room, two spectators in the front row jump out of their seats and fill their frenetic applause the absences that surround each block of chairs, half of which remained to be ordered. “What a thrill to find the actors, enthuses one of them. I also wanted to show them my solidarity.

As the night advances, the universe intersect – Ionesco, Dante — and the public eve, irreducible, until the dawn. “I wasn’t worried, I knew that people would come, ensures Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, who is surprised that his theater is one of the few to open its doors for the summer. For three months, the actors were silent, the great characters, Hamlet, Antigone, also… A society can not live without this word there. We have to be there. “To protect a flame fragile and flickering but alive and well.


A few shows in July

At the théâtre de la Colline, in Paris.
Coast, of Wajdi Mouawad, from 7 to 18 July.

At the théâtre de Belleville in Paris.
Hedda, Lena Paugam, from 24 June to 5 July.
A life of Gerard in the west
Gérard Potter and François Beaune, 8 July to 27 September.

The théâtre de la Ville, in Paris.
The Separableby Fabrice Melquiot’s 1er as of July 4,.
Alice goes through the mirror
by Fabrice Melquiot from 7 to 12 July.
, Rodrigue Norman, from 7 to 11 July.
Udo, completely is
, the company’s Shoemaking from July 16 to 19.
I have too many friendsDavid Lescot from July 22 to 30.


The City of Paris partners with the Ministry of Culture to support the performing arts

In mid-April, before the Senate culture committee, Minister of Culture Frank Riester announced the creation of an Emergency Performance Fund (FUSV) with 5 million euros. The initiative responded to the call from the National Syndicate of Private Theater (SNDTP) asking for financial assistance so that the fabric of private theaters – mostly Parisians -, entrepreneurs of theater shows and live performance companies (theater, dance, circus, street arts, puppets) that are not subsidized cannot be reduced to a frenzy because of the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic. Affected, the sector estimated at the end of April its losses at 63 million euros in turnover, for the first two months of confinement alone.

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By announcing the creation of this fund – managed by the Association for the support of private theater (ASTP) which, via an online platform, centralizes requests – the Minister of Culture had also invited the City of Paris and the local authorities to associate with it.

Voted on May 18, aid from the City of Paris will be capped at 15 million euros

Alongside Adami (Society of services to performers) which provides financial support of € 200,000 to this fund, the City of Paris confirmed its aid in a press release published on Tuesday, May 12. The municipality specifies that this fund “ intended to cover part of the fixed costs excluding payroll (Editor’s note: rents, electricity costs), which persist despite the lack of activity “, And this, in addition compensation for partial unemployment or the solidarity fund for companies

The exact amount of the participation of the City of Paris will be voted and announced on May 18, after the Paris Council. In an interview granted to the Parisian on May 4, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has already mentioned the creation of ” a exceptional aid fund of 15 million euros For all the cultural players affected by the consequences of the epidemic. The FUSV will benefit from part of this 15 million euros, we explain to the cabinet of Christophe Girard, deputy mayor of Paris for culture.

Aid therefore different from the 100 million euros in annual subsidies normally allocated to different Parisian cultural institutions. Payment which, it is specified by this same firm, was anticipated by a few weeks taking into account the exceptional circumstances.


“Tell them we are alive”, the grief of a child with open words

Tell them we are alive

Tuesday May 5 at 12:10 a.m. on France 2 (initially scheduled at 11:40 p.m.)

A few months ago, a bill triggered a crisis in the National Assembly. The content was however a priori consensual. It was about creating bereavement leave. In addition to the passing of political weapons, the country discovered with surprise that nothing was planned for those affected by this tragedy.

This legal vacuum mainly echoes the form of denial that surrounds these deaths, as the beautiful documentary by Caroline Conte and Thomas Robin shows so forcefully. It gives a measure of the taboo that still hangs today on this death which is not in the order of things. The bias of the two documentary filmmakers is to make this drama heard. They only give the floor to parents, without any comments. They pick their words, whether they are full of restraint or anger. They follow these parents through the seasons on the paths of their mourning, both literally and figuratively. They accompany them on the retreats they choose, where they come to cry far from sight and judgment: a forest, a mountain path, the edge of the ocean. The landscapes are raw and omnipresent in magnificent images.

Fragile reconstruction

These seriously wounded people of life recount unvarnished their impossibility from now on to sing or laugh “as before”, and the fragile paths of their reconstruction. At no time is it known under what circumstances these children died, or at what age. We only know their first names because it is an emotional portrait of mourning that is drawn up. But also anger. That of not being able to find an ear to whom to tell this story that nobody wants to hear. Until I have “The feeling of no longer being part of the society of men”, sums up one of these mothers. This documentary pays them a sober tribute.


Protect the living

Danielle died of Covid-19, alone and in inhuman conditions, on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Everyone played their role, each one was scrupulous in the function he administered: the hospital, which maintained the recommendations of the ‘State by prohibiting the daughters of Danielle to say goodbye to their mother during her lifetime, the undertaker, who prohibited the family from attending the lifting of the body. All this took place in accordance with the law and the health emergency. And then there was this refusal to celebrate the funeral, even in a select committee. It is this last refusal which seems to have exceeded the law. However, was not an administrative and disused logic already at work?

→ PODCAST. “In the midst of a health crisis, I accompany bereaved families”

It is because each step, each attempt to regain control was flouted that in the end, Danielle’s ashes could be abandoned in the delivery of a funeral service. Life had no chance. How could she have made her way through smocks, blocks, gels and protocols? Life only arose once, when there was human contact, when there was brushing of the skin of Danielle’s deceased body, and when Mathilde, Julie and Valérie broke off social distancing. So life started to flow again: from the eyes, from the nose, permeating the surgical masks. But once the tear fluid overflows were contained, everything went back to normal.

More touch, more skin, more feverish breath, nothing but a cold and clear speech: a mother who disappears in the cogs of the state of health emergency. It is literally consumed, and we are spectators of this consumption, spectators of this disappearance. No more body, no more tears, no more mourning. Nothing.

When was the bond of humanity broken? In the hotel room, when Mathilde and Julie await the death of their mother, only a few blocks from the hospital? In the hallway of the Covid unit, when the doctor tells them that there will be no toilet, no conservation care, and that Danielle’s body will be put in a sealed body bag? Or at the crematorium, when Valérie goes to collect her mother’s ashes in a room, next to the trash cans, ashtrays and downgraded benches? When did empathy stop working?

Let me suggest a hypothesis. Danielle wanted to be cremated in a secular ceremony. This desire kept religious institutions at bay, which could not ensure compliance with the decree authorizing the presence of 20 people during the funeral. In addition, Danielle did not have a family concession. No rite, no place: the sanitary mechanics could operate at full speed.

→ TRIBUNE. Poor funerals and funerals of the poor

Basically, there is perhaps a contemporary fantasy in the way of treating the dead of the Covid-19. The fantasy of a death without a body, without tears, the fantasy of a sanitary death.

Prime Minister, I’m speaking to you. You said in your speech of April 28, 2020: “The funeral ceremonies will obviously remain authorized as today, within the limit of 20 people. I am fully aware of the burden and the difficulty, in the face of death, of applying this rule, but it is formulated in France as in other comparable countries in order, once again, to protect the living. “

Prime Minister, I ask you to ensure that the law is respected by the funeral services of France, regardless of the beliefs and wishes of the deceased. It’s your word and your responsibility. It’s a way of “protecting the living.”


for Seoul, Kim Jong-un is “alive and healthy”

End of speculation about the state of health of the North Korean leader? Kim Jong-un is ” alive and healthy “Said South Korea’s special adviser to national security Moon Jae-in on Sunday, April 26. A statement that downplays the seriousness of recent rumors related to alleged health problems of the leader of the hermit kingdom.

→ READ. North Korea: mystery of Kim Jong-un’s health

Our government’s position is firm “Councilor Moon Chung-in told the American TV channel CNN : ” Kim Jong-un is alive and healthy ” The adviser added that the North Korean leader had been staying since April 13 in Wonsan, a seaside resort in the east of the country. ” No suspicious action has so far been detected “, He said.

Rumors of Kim Jong-un’s health have increased since his absence noted during celebrations on April 15. This day is however the most important on the North Korean political calendar because it is the day on which the whole country commemorates the birth of the founder of the regime, Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of the current leader.

Smoking, obesity, fatigue

The 35-year-old dictator has not appeared in public since a meeting of the political bureau of the single ruling party on April 11 and an air base inspection tour that had been mentioned by the official North Korean media. the 12.

Daily NK, an online media outlet run mainly by defected North Koreans, claimed that the North Korean leader had been operated on in April for cardiovascular problems and that he was recuperating in a villa in the province of Pyongan North. Citing an unidentified North Korean source, the media claimed that Kim had to be treated urgently due to problems related to ” excessive smoking, obesity and fatigue

South Korea, which is still technically at war with the North, had put this information into perspective. ” We have nothing to confirm “This speculation and” no specific action has been detected within North Korea so far The South Korean president’s office said in a statement last week.

→ READ. North Korea becomes “hermit kingdom” due to coronavirus

Monday, the North Korean official newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported that Kim Jong-un sent a message of thanks to the workers of the gigantic coastal tourism project of Wonsan Kalma.