Security measures on social media for people in Afghanistan

Facebook and Instagram allow people in Afghanistan to protect their accounts from getting spied on. Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy at Facebook, wrote this on Twitter on 19 August. People in Afghanistan could lock their accounts for other users with a single click. This means that only friends can see the photos or posts in a user’s timeline. In addition, the possibility to search the friend lists of other users has been suspended in Afghanistan for a short time. This is to prevent the Taliban from tracking down political opponents on Facebook, such as former employees of foreign armed… Read More

Offers for caregiving relatives in Tübingen

Caregivers need rest so that they do not get sick themselves. That is why the Tübingen old people’s welfare offers them various options that can relieve them. In the Pauline-Krone-Heim there are 16 places for short-term care throughout the year. The people in need of care are admitted to an inpatient facility. In many cases, the long-term care insurance funds cover the costs of the stay, writes the city of Tübingen in a press release. Further information can be found at www.altenhilfe-tuebingen.de Tübingen also has four day care facilities. There people in need of care are cared for on individual… Read More

Advice and help with addiction issues

Nicotine, alcohol, medication and/or drugs: even some young people can no longer get away from their addiction.They can find contact persons at the youth and drug counselling centre in Tübingen (and the Rottenburg branch). The team provides free counselling and care for those affected by addiction and their relatives. The staff members from the departments of psychology, education and social work provide counselling and treatment for adolescents and young adults who abuse drugs or are dependent on them. However, they also provide counselling to adults who are addicted to illicit drugs or who abuse these drugs. Those seeking advice with… Read More

State pays a one-off 100 euros per child in August

The Corona pandemic has restricted the lives of children and adolescents. In order to alleviate the consequences somewhat, the Bundestag has passed a children’s recreation bonus. Families with very low incomes receive a one-time payment of 100 euros per child. The money is to be paid out in August. The 100 euros can be used for holiday, sports and leisure activities. This is what the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs writes in a statement. Families who receive, for example, child benefit, housing benefit, basic income support or support under the Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act in August 2021 are entitled to… Read More

Start with a friend in Tübingen

Since October 2017 the organisation “start-with-a-friend” unites refugees and locals in Tübingen. They connect interested persons who exchange ideas in tandems and participate in intercultural programs. A team of 11 full-time staff, 25 fellows and more than 300 volunteers has arranged over 6000 tandems in more than 20 cities across Germany. In Tübingen, “start-with-a-friend” can be contacted via email at tuebingen@start-with-a-friend.de More information can be found on the webisite: www.start-with-a-friend.de tun21060801 Die Stadt Tübingen am Neckar. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian. Latest information on Corona: Click here

Ticks transmit infectious diseases

Ticks become active in early summer. They are then at a stage in which they suck blood from living things such as animals and humans. They can transmit pathogens during the suction process. The risk of being infected by tick bites is particularly high in Baden-Württemberg. Here up to five percent of all ticks transmit the TBE virus and up to 35 percent the Lyme disease bacterium. That is why the Baden-Württemberg State Health Office is now recommending protective measures to people who are often in their own garden and in nature. Ticks do not fall from trees and cannot… Read More

Baden-Württemberg’s new government is sworn in

Winfried Kretschmann (Green Party) has been voted Baden-Württemberg’s governor for the third time. The 72-year-old was voted in by secret ballot by the majority of the representatives in the Stuttgart state parliament on Wednesday, 12th May. For the first time, Kretschmann became Baden-Württemberg’s head of government ten years ago. After his election, the eleven secretaries of the green-black coalition were sworn in. As the Green Party is the stronger faction, they provide six secretaries: for finances, environment, science, social affairs and transport as well as the culture secretary for the first time. The CDU provides five secretaries: justice, economics, agriculture,… Read More

Ramadan in Covid conditions

For the second consecutive year, Muslims around the world fasted during the month of Ramadan under extraordinary circumstances due to the corona pandemic. However, this year was more difficult and sadder than the previous year. The effects of the coronavirus were stronger this year. They strongly influenced social life. Ramadan is known as a month of collective prayer in which Muslims gather in great numbers to perform tarawih (nightly prayers). These are customs and rituals that Muslims had to do without this year as well. Ramadan is a month in which the families usually gather at iftar (breaking the fast)… Read More

Ramadan in Covid conditions

For the second consecutive year, Muslims around the world fasted during the month of Ramadan under extraordinary circumstances due to the corona pandemic. However, this year was more difficult and sadder than the previous year. The effects of the coronavirus were stronger this year. They strongly influenced social life. Ramadan is known as a month of collective prayer in which Muslims gather in great numbers to perform tarawih (nightly prayers). These are customs and rituals that Muslims had to do without this year as well. Ramadan is a month in which the families usually gather at iftar (breaking the fast)… Read More

Educational and participation services in Tübingen

Families with little money can offer their children opportunities in school and free time that they could not otherwise afford. To do this, you can apply for benefits from the education and participation package at the District Office. For example: the transport of pupils to school, learning support (tuition), school trip costs and many other offers. Education and participation benefits are only given to those who are already receiving unemployment benefits, asylum seekers benefit or social assistance. The District Office is responsible for this in the Tübingen district. More information at www.kreis-tuebingen.de Contact via email: bildungspaket@kreis-tuebingen.de tun21040303 Das Landratsamt liegt… Read More

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