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The Government in Hamburg is working towards encouraging African adults and youths to join the Police Force.

The Integrationbeirat of the Hamburg Senate organized an event on the 19th of April to help those interested “penetrate” this field and if possible get an Ausbildung(Training) or study to become a Police Officer.

With all the brutalities many foreigners (especially Africans) face in the hands of the police, the Hamburg government hopes having more Africans in the Force will reduce the victimization and increase diversity.

Mkenyau Jerumani



The assets of German households have more than doubled since 1992. However, only ten percent of the population shares half of it, the bottom half has only one percent - and the state will be poorer.

  • The private wealth in Germany is getting bigger, the assets of the state, however smaller. At the same time, the richest are getting richer. The walk out of the draft produced for the fourth poverty and wealth report of the federal government, reports the "Süddeutsche Zeitung"

List of the 20 richest Germans:



Assets in billions of euro

Company shares


Karl Albrecht


Aldi Süd


Theo Albrecht


Aldi Nord


Susanne Klatten


BMW, Altana


Reinhard Mohn




Werner und Michael Otto




Friedrich Karl Flick




Ingeburg Herz




Reinhold Würth




Stefan Quandt




Curt Engelhorn


Roche / ehem. Boehringer Mannheim


Günter und Daniela Herz


Mayfair Vermögensverwaltung


Michael und Reiner Schmidt-Ruthenbeck




Otto Beisheim




Familie Haub




Familie Reimann


Reckitt Benckiser, Slough



Compiled By Maame Burmeister

nna Quandt




Heinz Bauer


Bauer Verlagsgruppe


Familie von Holtzbrinck


Verlagsgruppe Holtzbrinck


Hasso Plattner




Familie Braun


B. Braun




Germany's intelligence service is taking the escalating cyber threat increasingly seriously and now hopes to entice a horde of hackers to defend against foreign IT attacks, it emerged on Sunday.

Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is planning to set up a new department exclusively dedicated to fending off the growing number of cyber attacks on government agencies and industry, wrote Der Spiegel magazine, citing government sources.

The agency is now frantically searching for up to 130 new employees to man the cyber defence station. The BND had hoped to win over hackers and anti-virus experts with high salaries, but recruitment is proving difficult, and they are now scouring the country's universities for suitable candidates.

The move is in response to a sharp escalation in cyber warfare, also a growing concern in the US. In recent months German intelligence services recorded up to five attacks a day on government authorities alone, BND head Gerhard Schindler recently told MPs, said the magazine.

Schindler warned politicians the threat from the attacks, thought mainly to originate in China, was very real. The government is concerned that without adequate defence systems, foreign hackers would be in a position to paralyse industry, infrastructure, communications and government processes.

Although the attackers had so far only accessed data, Schindler warned that the stolen information could be used as the basis of future sabotage attacks against arms manufacturers, telecommunications companies and government and military agencies.

The Local/jlb

Caroline Noeding, a 21-year-old blonde mathematics and Spanish student from Hannover, has been crowned this year’s Miss Germany. First runner-up, awarded at the competition on Saturday, was 17-year-old high school student Jule Antea Walkowiak from Steinburg near Hamburg

Third place went to Sifa Cakarer, also a 17-year-old student, from Oldenburg.

Noeding competed against 23 hopefuls from state and regional beauty contests for this year’s prize. Competitions were held in the evening gown and bikini categories. The 16-member jury, which included a plastic surgeon, first narrowed the field down to eight and then picked the top three.

Noeding will take a year off from her studies during her Miss Germany reign. In addition to the crown she will be awarded a sports car, jewelry, clothing and a trip to Cyprus.

The Miss Germany competition started in 1927 and is, according to its organisers, Germany’s oldest and most important beauty contest. More than 5,000 women competed in 115 preliminary pageants before the final contest took place on Saturday.

Last year’s winner was 22-year-old Isabel Gülck from Schleswig-Holstein.

A Munich woman who could not afford to bury her mother spent eight months sleeping next to her decomposing corpse, which she kept on a sofa bed in her bedroom, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The gruesome find came about only because the 39-year-old woman's deceased mother, a 70-year-old divorced pensioner, had died leaving outstanding debts, wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Saturday.

When an appraiser from the district court arrived on Thursday at the flat in the Moosach district of Munich to search for objects of value to settle the bill, the woman told him her mother was dead.

Not only that, said the woman, she could prove it – her mother's corpse was still in the flat, as she said she had not been able to afford the funeral costs.

The appraiser notified police, who had to force open the flat door to find the remains of the woman's mother lying on a sofa bed next to where the woman had been sleeping.

Police will now investigate whether the woman, who was taken into psychiatric care at her own request, had been fraudulently claiming her mother's pension. However, investigators told the paper they did not believe this was the motive behind failing to register her mother's death.

Police said the incident was all the more tragic because the woman, who had been living on unemployment benefits, would not have been expected to stump up the funeral costs in any case.

Those unable to pay for the burial of a relative can apply for up to €3200 from the state to cover the cost, wrote the paper.

The Local/jlb

A 19-year-old German woman was left appalled after receiving a letter offering work in a brothel by her local job centre. Good looks, however, were a prerequisite for the position.

The unnamed teen had been looking for work since last November and was thrilled when the job centre finally sent her an offer last week. But serving drinks at a nude bar at one of Bavarian city Augsburg's biggest brothels, the Colosseum, was not exactly what she had in mind.

The trained housekeeper told the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper she was “totally horrified” at the suggestion as was her mother, who screamed after reading about the 42-hour working week, with shifts on mostly evenings and weekends.

Augsburg's job centre told the newspaper that they knew they were offering positions in a brothel but were careful to ring potential applicants to talk about the job before sending a letter, to see if they were suitable and explain the job.

This had not happened in the young woman's case though, which director of the centre Roland Fürst told the newspaper was a mistake. “We would never offer jobs in prostitution,” he stressed, but added that “we knew the establishment was operating in the red light district.”

That the centre had not spoken with the 19-year-old on the phone first was, Fürst said, “something that should not have happened.” He added that “we are very sorry.” Eight other potential brothel employees received phone calls.

After apologising to the woman, the job centre said it would no longer be offering work at the Colosseum and would try to check more carefully the companies who advertise through the state-run office.

The Local/jcw

A Swiss vote on Sunday in favour of giving small shareholders the right to cap executives' pay has prompted German politicians to call for a similar law in this country.

More than two-thirds of Swiss voters came out on Sunday in favour of a new law that would allow shareholders to decide what salaries the top executives should get, and get rid of "golden handshakes" - bonuses for top managers departing or arriving on the board.

The result prompted several German politicians to come out in favour of a similar law not only in Germany, but in Europe.

"The referendum is an important step in the right direction," Joachim Poß, deputy parliamentary leader for the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), told the Neue Osnabbrücker Zeitung. "The result should be understood as an encouragement for the introduction of a European directive."

Poß admitted that the Swiss law could not be imported wholesale as it is, but the principle was important. "People no longer accept this perverse bonus system that exists not only in banks but in industry generally," he said.

Michael Fuchs, economic policy spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, also welcomed the Swiss initiative. "It's a way of making sure that salary decisions are made by the owners of companies, not by the state," he told the Bild newspaper.

"There is no explanation other than greed for the fact that a DAX board member earns 54 times as much as a worker," Katja Kipping, head of the socialist Left party told the WAZ newspaper group. She said that Germany needs a debate on the "limits of inequality."

Gerhard Schick, finance policy spokesman for the Green party, also called on the German government to send a signal. "We need stronger rules against salary excesses in Germany," he said.

Top 10 Best paid CEOs in Europe

Position 10: Dieter Zetsche

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The Mercedes-Benz is a symbol of his success: Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, earns. 8,654,000 Euros. In addition, the 59-year is a board member of RWE Power.

Position 9: Peter Löscher

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The CEO of Siemens, Peter Löscher, The annual income of the native Austrian is about 8,708,633.

Position 8: Josef Ackermann

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Ackermann celebrates after his retirement as CEO of Deutsche Bank successes. 2011, he earned € 9,355,150.

Position 7: Terry Leahy

 Terry Leahy

The Briton, Terry Leahy is the seventh top earner in Europe. The CEO of Tesco, the third largest supermarket chain in the world, has an annual income of 9,922,936 Euros.

Position 6: Severin Schwan

 Severin Schwan

In his capacity as CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Severin Schwan earned last year Euro 10,021,932. The CEOs of pharmaceutical companies in Europe are the people with the highest income.

Position 5: Peter Voser


Three years ago, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, Peter Voser, was the best paid European Manager. With an income of 10,208,000 Euros, he is now only in fifth place.

Position 4: Bernard Arnault


Bernard Arnault, leads to not only the list of the richest Europeans, but is also head of luxury goods group LVMH. The annual income of the major shareholder of Christian Dior is 10,696,670 Euros - it also secures 4th place in the list of Europe's most paid Managers.

Position 3: Alfredo Saenz Abad

 Alfredo Saenz Abad

Abad is the only Spaniard in the list of Europe's best paid managers. The graduate economist is CEO of Bank Santander and earned 10.723 million Euros.

Position 2: Joseph Jimenez

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Jimenez is CEO of Swiss biotechnology and pharmaceutical company Novartis, the world's second largest company in the industry. His annual income is € 12,544,596.

Position 1: Martin Winterkorn

 Martin Winterkorn Volkswagen

Toping the list is the German CEO of Volkswagen (VW) Martin Winterkorn, is the best paid manager in Europe! His annual income is currently at 16,596,206 Euros.

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