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Πώς να φορέσετε το λευκό t-shirt! - News.gr

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News.gr Πώς να φορέσετε το λευκό t-shirt! News.gr Στη βραδινή σας έξοδο συνδυάστε το t-shirt σας με μια ασπρόμαυρη skater φούστα, ένα μαύρο οπάκ καλσόν και τα μαύρα ψηλοτάκουνα μποτάκια σας μέχρι τον αστράγαλο.
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Το T-50 αποδείχθηκε 15 φορές λιγότερο ορατό από το Su-27 - Η Φωνή της Ρωσίας

Το T-50 αποδείχθηκε 15 φορές λιγότερο ορατό από το Su-27 - Η Φωνή της Ρωσίας | tasos2 | Scoop.it
Το T-50 αποδείχθηκε 15 φορές λιγότερο ορατό από το Su-27 Η Φωνή της Ρωσίας Η δημιουργοί του καταδιωκτικού πέμπτης γενιάς T-50 (υπό ανάπτυξη αεροπορικού συστήματος Πολεμικής Αεροπορίας - PAK FA) έχουν επιτύχει πολλαπλή μείωση της παρατηρητικότητας...
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Exposed: What they DIDN'T tell you about new wave of migrants heading for booming Britain

Exposed: What they DIDN'T tell you about new wave of migrants heading for booming Britain | tasos2 | Scoop.it

Bulgarians and Romanians will have the same rights as other EU citizens to live and work throughout Europe, but Britain is likely to be seen as more attractive than other countries struggling to make an economic comebackThe Home Office-funded review – obtained by The Mail on Sunday – also suggests that the UK could lose out financially if low-paid Bulgarians and Romanians drive out Poles on higher wages, who pay more taxWorryingly, the report also raises the prospect of tensions between Bulgarians and Romanians on one side and the first wave of Eastern European immigrants on the other
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Bulgarians and Romanians will flock to Britain in far greater numbers than forecast as our economy races ahead of the rest of Europe, a secret report predicts.

After immigration controls are lifted this week, Britons could find their jobs are squeezed in some areas – while community tensions could rise as the new wave of migrants fight for work with other Eastern Europeans who have been settled in Britain for a decade, it suggests.

The Home Office-funded review – obtained by The Mail on Sunday – also suggests that the UK could lose out financially if low-paid Bulgarians and Romanians drive out Poles on higher wages, who pay more tax. 

From Wednesday, Bulgarians and Romanians, known as A2 migrants, will have the same rights as other EU citizens to live and work throughout Europe, but Britain is likely to be seen as more attractive than other countries struggling to make an economic comeback.

 

The authoritative report by University of Reading academics was  commissioned ahead of the change by a group of 74 councils in the South East of England, working with the UK Border Agency, police and health services, but has not been officially publicised.

Obtained under a Freedom of Information request, the 40-page report reveals that migration overall was likely to be beneficial to the UK but warns that:

In some regions, employment for British-born citizens has declined while jobs for ‘not UK-born other white residents’ [mainly Eastern Europeans] have increased – suggesting this gap could get worse.

Already overcrowded schools will struggle to find places for the children of the new arrivals.

Overstretched hospitals risk coming under fresh strain, and the housing crisis could get worse.

The cost to taxpayers of state handouts, such as Child Benefit, could go up.

Town halls may fail to collect enough council tax from new immigrants to pay for the extra services because they often crowd into one home and have ‘makeshift accommodation arrangements’.

Bulgarians and Romanians could compete for the jobs of previous immigrants such as Poles, ‘negatively effecting social cohesion’.

The Government has refused to say how many Romanians and Bulgarians it expects to come. The new report also gives no figures but suggests the recent growth in jobs in Britain, and lengthening dole queues elsewhere in Europe, will encourage more to come here than might be anticipated on previous trends.

The study drawn up for the South East Strategic Partnership for Migration says that immigration restrictions ‘are ending when employment across the EU is changing,’ which could have an impact on migration patterns. 

 

Significantly, it adds: ‘Against this background it is feasible the UK might receive a larger share of A2 migrants than in the recent past.’

It says a crucial issue is whether Bulgarians and Romanians think Britain’s economic revival is here to stay – if so, it will have ‘a greater impact on migration patterns’.

Our financial turnaround may well be long term. Last week, one forecast predicted the UK economy will outstrip France by 2018 and Germany 12 years later. 

The authors of the £5,000 Reading university report, Christian Nygaard and Ellie Francis-Brophy, say there is little evidence Eastern European migrants take jobs from British workers overall, though this will ‘vary across localities’.

But since 2004, when Poland and seven other East European countries – the so-called A8 – won full rights within the EU, ‘the employment rate of UK-born 16 to 64-year-old residents in the South East has fallen somewhat whereas that of not UK-born other white residents has increased somewhat.’ 

Worryingly, the report also raises the prospect of tensions between Bulgarians and Romanians on one side and the first wave of Eastern European immigrants on the other.

It speculates that lower skilled Romanians and Bulgarians could undercut existing Polish migrants – with damaging consequences for community relations, and potentially the economy, especially if newly unemployed Poles sign on.

Igor Kaminski, who has a Polish building firm in London, said: ‘There’s a lot of fear the cheaper end of the market will collapse under pressure from Bulgarians and Romanian workers who, for a short time, will accept any prices.’

THE VIEW FROM HERE AND THE VIEW FROM THERE

THE VIEW FROM HERE: 'I CAME FROM ROMANIA TO WORK, BUT UNSKILLED MIGRANTS ARE A WORRY'

By Simon Walters

 

Talented student Marius Petrea, who came to Britain last year to  pursue his dream of becoming an airline pilot, shares worries that some of his fellow countrymen about to arrive here may not improve his country’s image.

Mr Petrea, 27, says he believes many Romanians will take advantage of the relaxation in immigration rules, including some with few skills or qualifications.

Mr Petrea, who has a Masters degree in English, was allowed to settle here before the rule change under  exemptions for highly skilled immigrants. He is the model of a bright, hard-working young person who left his native country to seek a better life abroad.

‘I am very proud of my country and came here because I am ambitious,’ said Mr Petrea, who works as a minicab driver, regularly working seven days a week. ‘Quite a lot of Romanians will come here because there are jobs in Britain. I am a little worried that some may live up to Romania’s image as having a low-skilled workforce. 

‘That would be wrong because most young people in Romania are educated, hard-working, have strong characters and could have a positive effect in Britain. Many want to come here to earn enough money to educate their own children.’

No one could call Mr Petrea low-skilled. His fluent English reflects the Masters degree he obtained in Romania. He paid for private tuition in maths and physics to improve his chances of achieving his dream of becoming a pilot and is determined to raise the six figure sum he needs to train to get his wings.

‘I will not give up until I have done it,’ he says.


THE VIEW FROM THERE: ON THEIR WAY: 34 CRAM INTO A NINE-SEATER BUS

By Martin Delgado

Bulgarians and Romanians are planning to share car journeys or cram vehicles to come to Britain. 

The rush to migrate was illustrated just before Christmas when a minibus designed for nine people was stopped in the Bavarian city of Passau. It contained 34 Romanians who had left Bucharest en route for an unspecified western country. The vehicle was impounded.

Forums on Romanian websites are carrying inquiries from people wanting to share cars or find out the price of petrol for a trip across Europe. 

It is feared that when they get to the UK, they could elbow British graduates out of the job market.

Bulgaria and Romania have a large number of highly qualified IT specialists, entrepreneurs, aspiring lawyers and accountants and many of them speak good English and other languages. 

Barbara Page-Roberts, a British businesswoman who has lived and worked in Bulgaria since 1985, said: ‘I’ve met young Bulgarians who speak four or five languages. It gives them a flexibility and adaptability that most British job seekers lack.’

Gabriela Milanove, 24, wants a job in digital marketing or web development, but is in no hurry to rush to the UK.

With a degree from a Bulgarian University and another from Cardiff Metropolitan University, she said she would like to return to the UK, but not until the furore over so-called ‘benefits tourism’ has died down.

She said: ‘Britain doesn’t really want us at the moment. People there think we will be taking their jobs. But I would go if I had a firm offer or a contract.’

Another would-be migrant, Dobrin Dobrev, 36, who speaks English, Russian and some German and French, plans to set up a telecoms consultancy in Britain.

He said: ‘I wouldn’t say I am better than a British person but I have travelled to many countries and I am very familiar with Eastern Europe, which has an expanding telecoms market.’

Residents of Maidstone in Kent, identified as having one of the highest concentrations of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants in the South East, said they feared already oversubscribed schools and hospitals will fail to cope with more demand.

Sharon McNeil, 53, said: ‘There’s no room at the schools or extra places. The services are stretched. At my doctor’s surgery you can’t get an appointment for at least two weeks.’ The Reading University report says the impact of migration on public services will be limited ‘in the short run’ because most new arrivals will be young people looking for work, though ‘existing pressure points are likely to be stretched further’.

But there will be an impact on schools as one in three Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants are expected to have school-age children – and one in four will have babies – within four years of arriving.

Migration Watch’s Sir Andrew Green said: ‘The clear conclusion of this report is that we can expect further migration from Romania and Bulgaria next year. However, they duck the key question of numbers.’

South East Strategic Partnership for Migration manager Roy Millard said the report was designed to assist councils with their planning rather than making firm predictions. He said there were no suggestions that there might be violence but ‘there can be resentments within communities when there is competition for resources’.

Meanwhile, councils outside of the South-East have expressed concerns in internal documents, obtained by The Mail on Sunday.

Leeds council said increased pressures on housing could lead to growing homelessness, and that both Bulgaria and Romania had high levels of diseases such as tuberculosis, mumps, measles and rubella.

Manchester City Council highlighted concerns over its Roma community, saying there were high rates of truancy and teenage pregnancy.  Residents also complained that Roma households ‘appeared to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without appearing to work’.

Despite the fears, virtually no councils have drawn up plans to deal with the expected influx of Romanians and Bulgarians. One exception was Kent, which estimated that the new arrivals could cost it £3 million in extra services, including 390 extra primary school places, though that would be outweighed by the benefit to the economy.

David Cameron has announced controversial plans for curbs on benefits and a review of EU freedom of movement laws to end ‘vast migrations’ from poorer European countries.

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Sushinomics: How Bluefin Tuna Became a Million-Dollar Fish

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Once used for cat food, the endangered fish is now one of the most prized delicacies in the world.

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Santas Around the World

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This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.

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Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 2014 8:10 PM
This was definitely an interesting reading. I believe @Spencer Levesque had a very good point. They all have similar features, but are different in little ways. And who would of thought someone came on New Years too?
Kate Loy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:23 PM

I find it very interesting on how other countries precieve Santa Claus. The history on him, what he looks like, how he gets around, and what they call him. Each country perceives him differently, depending on their culture and history. His clothes, age, language, and personality.

Kate Loy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:28 PM

I find it very interesting on how other countries perceive Santa Claus. The history on him, what he looks like, how he gets around, and what they call him. Each country precieves him differently, depending on their culture and history. His clothes, age, language, and personality.

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Photos: Boeing 747-430 Lufthansa in San Francisco

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A Boeing 747-300 from Lufthansa preparing to access Runway for taking off out from San Francisco International

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Madela and Reagan: The Truth that Right-Wing Republicans Would Rather Forget | Nomadic Politics

Madela and Reagan: The Truth that Right-Wing Republicans Would Rather Forget | Nomadic Politics | tasos2 | Scoop.it

With the long-predicted death of Nelson Mandela, we can expect to hear a lot of swell things being said in memorial about this man's courage and humanism as he led his nation toward greater equality. Both sides of the political spectrum are bound to say a lot of things in praise of Mandela and his work and life. In the next few days, you will hear about the evils of apartheid and how much better the world is without it. However, there's another point that none of us should forget. When it came to apartheid, the Reagan Republicans were definitely on the wrong side of history.


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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, December 7, 2013 6:09 PM

Welcome back Nomad! Your reflecttive, well researched writings are so welcomed. The articles are also thought provoking and well rounded with clear thinking and vision. The Nomadic view of politics is always refreshing. Missed your input.


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As Bratyanski points out, the American press had largely portrayed the South African activists - like Mandela and others- as Communist-backed organizers, determined to undermine South Africa. Black youths were "on the rampage" and news organizations offered American viewers plenty of news footage to prove it. As we known, one powerful image of a burning car and a looted shop is quite effective as reducing any moral arguments. Larger questions about the legitimacy of white-minority rule, which were the underlying cause of the civil unrest, were generally ignored. - See more at: http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/2013/12/madela-and-reagan-truth-that-right-wing.html#sthash.yUfviDX2.dpuf

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...the GOP is still on the wrong side of history!

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Dive, dive, dive! – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

Dive, dive, dive! – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog | tasos2 | Scoop.it
Dive, dive, dive!: Synchronized swimming would have a much bigger following if everybody did it like these three vintage beauties: Similar Sex Blogging:Swimming With JuliaPinup AmaTopless Japanese Pearl Divers (Ama)...

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T.Koυίκ: "Ξεχασιάρης" για τα διόδια ο κ. Χρυσοχοΐδης - Ελευθεροτυπία

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T.Koυίκ: "Ξεχασιάρης" για τα διόδια ο κ. Χρυσοχοΐδης Ελευθεροτυπία Σε σχολιασμό των δηλώσεων του Μ.
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Donald Kaberuka argues that disparities of income and wealth now threaten the political and economic systems on which prosperity depends. - Project Syndicate

Donald Kaberuka argues that disparities of income and wealth now threaten the political and economic systems on which prosperity depends. - Project Syndicate | tasos2 | Scoop.it
“The poor cannot sleep, because they are hungry,” the Nigerian economist Sam Aluko famously said in 1999, “and the rich cannot sleep, because the poor are awake and hungry.” Deep wealth disparities affect everyone, because the political and...

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Former Vatican guard: I was regularly asked for gay sex by priests

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A former Swiss guard claims cardinals, priests and bishops asked him for sex at least 20 times during his time serving the Vatican (Surprise! Surprise!

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Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth

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Nice visual on differences in income, with associated paper.  No stats needed here; a simple exploratory/observational curiosity is all you need.  A great starter for classroom discussions/lab activities. Start with this primer where you can see the distinct difference.


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Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:28 PM

Well first of all I'd have to think on the bright side of life on the poor side. And on the other side, the rich side, I'd have to not take things for granted. On the poor side you'd have to use everything to it's limit and not waste a bit. While on the rich side it doesn't really matter that much.

Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 2014 8:16 PM
@Sherryn Kottoor made some excellent points about the pictures. In the diagram, it shows the poor vs. the rich. It clearly proves how there is a big difference between the two. The rich have more access to things, that the poor don't. The poor are also not as fortunate when it comes to living and education.
Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:47 AM

useful for Year 8 and Year 11 Geography units.

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4,000 People Arrested during INTERPOL's "Operation Cage" that Targeted the Illegal Trade in Birds

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25 July 2012 - INTERPOL Environmental Crime Programme:   Thousands arrested in INTERPOL operation targeting illegal trade in birds LYON, France – More than 8,700 birds and animals, including reptiles, mammals and insects have been seized and nearly...
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Silic T-Shirt, επαναστατικό μπλουζάκι δε βρέχεται και δε λερώνεται ... - techgear.gr

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1920’s risque Paris

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Paris 1920’s risque

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