Sunday, June 10, 2012

Escape London

London is a great city, and no one can deny it. It is a vibrant city, it's crowded, it is congested, things are always moving (except traffic). Noise, people, colors, flashing lights KB all those wonderful and not so wonderful things that make a city. This is actually a love hate relationship for people who live and work in London. At least for me it is. Some people embrace the whole thing is based in London, because there is always entertainment on your doorstep. But some people just get out right after work. I drugi.Ja live in the suburbs, rather trek out of the office, but it gives me the balance I need from the busy city. On weekends I usually do not go back to smoke, unless I go to the vintage market, see a play, show, or if I really really need the proper Chinese food fix (I'm homesick from time to time). I think I almost avoid the city if it did not work. If I tell people to live in the burbs, they were quite surprised, especially people my age. They say they can not do that, first of all, is not that much cheaper, if you add up their transportation fees. Second of all, is not it a bit boring? Sometimes we do not get bored, but this is when the tube that goes into the city. However, most of the time, I find that the burbs have a lot to offer, there is almost enough to explore that I do not think I can see everything, and if you pay real close attention to your surroundings in these old towns, as well as the inscription on walls and churches, you will be amazed at the amount of history about vas.U any case, one of my favorite places in the suburbs of the old town of Amersham. Amersham is probably one of the last stops on the Metropolitan Line Output in North West. While visiting the old city I saw a plague on the side near the market hall. For him, said: "Amersham is documented in the Domesday Book as Elmodesham ... and got in the market and fair status of King John in the year 1200 ...". I stood in a city that has more than 1000 years ago and stands in the same market hall which people are trafficked from the 1682nd Little has changed in regard to street layout and architecture. People always say, this is what it looks like in the old days, or is it what is a few hundred years, and in Amersham, you can see their očima.Nedaleko from the parking lot in the old city where the St. Mary's still stands. The church is a Grade 1 listed building. The church itself dates back to 1140AD and is a holy place where the Roman road crosses the River Misbourne. This is the place where 1000 years ago, the monks of St. Augustine Baptist Baptist bishops and their converts. Sometimes if you look at some of the monuments on the graves around the church, wondering what life was like for a person who is buried beneath a couple of hundred years. Wondering if their family is still around, or just lay the grave of his zaboravljene.Amersham old city also has plenty of quality bars, using high-quality traditional English breakfast and coffee. Broadway is also home to many quaint shops selling home accessories. Even high end brands such as phase eight, suddenly becoming unusual, but usually is among a number of Elizabethan and Tudor coaching Inn objekata.Ako Central London is becoming unbearable, and prefer a quiet morning somewhere in the country. Consider visiting these small towns, and enjoy every bit of the history they have to ponuditi.Kuga side of Market Hall, Amersham.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Challenges of Poverty

Poverty is a sign of danger for human beings and human rights. Driven by poverty, hungry man can go to any extent, even committing a crime.

Far from the world of poverty, today's Globe is taking the form of a comprehensive interdependent structures, crossing borders and time. Because of the revolution in sectors such as communications and transport that are happening so fast that none of the country today can stand aside in the economic, cultural and intellectual world. In the field of science knowledge and experience, it is only with the cooperation of other countries, which paves the way to move forward. With this vision of organizations and institutions are created and opened new avenues of cooperation.

Today, in the true sense, it is the global spread of cultural exchange and capital investments that lead to provide an effective system of globalization. It looks nice, but the picture is incomplete. This is another aspect which is not dear to us. And that is associated with poverty.

Needless to say, globalization, in its nature, is an expensive process in which the economy is massively activated. In addition, the way globalization is taking place depends on the interest of some pre-established and large countries. Many things have believed that this state of economic prosperity in the participating countries would reach a certain level. But the reality is quite different.

Today, in the process of globalization, almost all countries - rich, poor, modern, traditional, etc. - involved blind, perhaps with the impression that the only way to development. However, its effects are quite different in both rich and poor countries. Many theorists believe that as an imperialist or say, "neo-imperialism", in which the developed countries make a new kind of colony. Multinational companies are worse examples in this regard, which holds a majority share of the rich industrial countries. Thus, a large chunk of their profits too, no doubt going in their favor.

There are also some other effects of globalization, which can be seen in the form of media, fashion and consumer behavior. The way foreign brands are pouring into the domestic market are genuine interests, likings and needs of Indian consumers. Their commercials are more aggressive hidden secret. As a result, their demands are increasing day by day. Among all this, a new culture of luxury and prosperity flourishes, but is losing ground very quickly. Indian values ​​of life such as simplicity, inherent, self-dependence and has a tendency to lose the unwanted stuff in the background.

The process of reformation and privatization going at a fast rate. As a result, the system of education and health of all the weaker by the day for ordinary people. In this way, social security cover and the weakening of its influence on the condition of the poor adversely.

The poor are always on the edge of society and they have to deal with a number of obstacles to the realization of their human rights. The people of the upper layers of disturbed them of their rights. They also received low wages and their participation in education, etc. is very low. If we look at the index of human rights, they come close to the bottom. They do not even get their legitimate rights and normally continue to abuse. Poverty has no place in the globalization process. Although globalization is not sensitive to social diversity. Indian society and its system may have reached a point where we need to decide in what form and how globalization is balanced in its approach, will be accepted. This would be in their interest to accept it in a balanced form.

Poverty in India should be examined critically in the context of human rights. At the same time, global dialogue is needed on this issue. Only then will we be able to define a new model for resource and building our culture, and take some concrete steps for its eradication.

Security High Priority

The games are set to be not only the largest peacetime event in the UK has seen, but the greatest work of our police forces have had to tackle the Blitz. The proposed initiatives are currently focused training to 250,000 officers and staff, including how to tackle the terrorist threat, public disorder, organized crime and what is described as "natural disasters".

Nick Gargan, Executive Director for the improvement of the national Police Agency (NPIA) said: "Awareness training is recognized that the game will be a huge national police operation involving forces across the country to ensure that the games are policed ​​effectively but unobtrusively, so that celebrations are not in the shadow of security operations. "

Although this initiative by the NPIA will play an important role in informing the police forces across the country has further emphasized the need for additional security personnel in support of the general security of the Games, before, during and after the event.

Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison, National Olympic Security Coordinator said: "Every force in the UK will play a key role in the Olympics - whether through the provision of mutual assistance hall or police forces in the Olympics-related events. Games will be a once in a lifetime event and it is essential that they are policing them clearly what is expected. "

There is still time to make your contribution to the Olympic Games 2012th By understanding the complexity of what a massive security regime will be necessary to ensure the event runs smoothly, the opportunity to have worked there, regardless of capacity, will add considerable honor to his resume and his future in the security industry.

Games themselves, starting with the torch relay in May to the closing of the Olympic Park in September, will provide four months of hands-on experience on the set size and scope that is likely to be repeated in the UK for a very long time, and do not forget the need for security protection before and after games.

If you are looking for a way to boost your credentials it is time to act now to get your SIA license a good time to play, and who knows what could be appointed to one of the crack teams of employees were in the village, the game alone or in one of the many events dotted around the capital. This kind of opportunity, such as the National Coordinator for Security, said the Olympics "will be when-in-lifetime event, this is your chance to make a significant change in your future outlook for employment.

Global Stratification

Our world population has increased significantly over the past 50 years. With the increasing population of the same thing happened with the problems that usually occur in our world. In this case I'm talking about poverty. In my mind, this is one of the most serious problems in our world, since it is global. So, clearly we need to know what the "global stratification" means it helps to understand the full dimensions of global poverty.

Basically, the global stratification of the global pattern of inequality in the world at large. The difference between people and their income and wealth - they can be a major indicator of global stratification. For example, 20% of the richest people in the world earns 77% of total revenue, but the poorest 20% earn only 2%.

Although recent studies state that overall people are becoming richer, compared to the early 20th century, rich people increase their wealth and income faster than poor countries, so that the difference between rich and poor people is growing.

When I talk about different things and events I like to compare them with their own experiences or experiences of my family. In this case we talk about poverty in the world at large. But let's be honest, most of our wealth depends on us. I believe that we are creators of our lives.

For example, my grandfather was a backwoodsman lives in a small village in the central part of the Soviet Union. But he was the only person from that village who managed to get the highest degree in engineering in St. Petersbourg. Later in the late 70-ies of our family moved to Tallinn, as my grandfather became chief engineer. However, when the Soviet Union collapsed our family lost almost everything. As my parents were only 19 years old when I was born, did not succeed in higher education. The first part of the 90's was not the best for our family. Business is not going so well, as it was very dangerous, and unfortunately unstable. So, sometimes we had to eat the best. But my parents began to teach. And now my father is one of the most famous Russian lawyer who speaks in Estonia, he studied law known doctorate at University of Tartu. My mother is a financial manager.

Moral is very simple, if you want to achieve something, you have to work hard.

Cockerell and Katharina

There are more than North Korea's titles would indicate, at least for Simon Cockerell and Katharina Hesse, two Beijing-based foreign professionals whose projects are often in an isolated country and bring them into contact with North Korean nationals.

Hesse and Cockerell experience with North Korea as a way of studying contrast. Through his work with Koryo Tours, Cockerell understanding North Korea is a deeper sympathy for the long-term friends with whom he worked together for years. Hesse work with North Korean refugees, meanwhile, brings more gloomy prospect of food shortages that are encountered in the DPRK.

As an experienced immigrants, as Cockerell and Hesse know a few things about the movement of China, to share their stories of Chinese taxi driver, and how you used to use Beijing as an entry point in a remote area of ​​northeastern China, and of course North Korea. Here's what they had to say about the little known country that looms large in the imagination.

AT: How do strangers who know so little about the country, trying to define North Korea along the lines of familiarity. Have you seen this phenomenon in their daily lives?

Katharina: In the last few weeks I've spent enough time with Chinese people in their twenties. I was kind of interesting that they are just trying to put North Korea in perspective in relation to their own country. The comparison to China during the Cultural Revolution has come up often. It was an interesting observation as to reach the beautiful young people.

Simon: I find that interesting too. There's something about North Korea that attracts people to compare with what you know, because so little is known about the site. Again, this will be a big generalization, but almost all the Chinese people will say: "Well, this is the same as China." Anyone from East Germany or from Albania will say: "They are the same as the East Germans or Albanians."

So I think that is very interesting how people project their knowledge and experience in place, and sometimes does not help develop a deeper understanding of North Korea.

People also tend to ignore the Juche. North Korea is often described as Stalinist country, but the Juche idea is really based on the assumption that everyone has the same blood. All have the same origin. So when people make these direct comparisons, I think the painting in very broad strokes.

AT: When working with North Korea, which have advantages of China as a base for their projects?

Katharina: I do not think that's really the advantage of being based in China. There are also some aspects of work that can not be done in China, it must be done with the (South) Korea. However, Beijing and Shanghai are both bases for foreign media in China, and Beijing is very close to the border of North Korea. It may be an advantage. But you could be based in Bangkok or Seoul, you can communicate much more openly than in China, I suppose.

Simon: For our business, tourism in North Korea, Beijing is the starting point. It is not just one, but this is by far one prevalent.

The main drawback to Beijing that he was poisoned! And every breath that has weeks of your life. So that is a major disadvantage, but what you do.

AT: Simon, would you say the air is cleaner in Pyongyang?

Simon: I'd say so. Despite the presence of two coal plants in the city, the air in Pyongyang is very, very fresh. There just is not much industry or trade. So, go there for no other reason than clear lungs! This is our new terrain.

AT: As polluted as Beijing may be, to have made the city their home for a while. Are there any advantages or disadvantages to be the Western Foundation of China?

Katharina: I'm not sure if there's any advantage. I think that just like other countries, they sometimes have a few stereotypes about individual countries. Like Germany, we are supposed to work very hard, or we have BMW, Mercedes-Benz, would not see any advantages or disadvantages.

Simon: When I take a taxi in Beijing and the driver asks where you're from, if, say England, this means you'll have a conversation about football. So I generally say, Belarus, Iceland, or something similar, if you want to talk about anything, if I want Russia to talk about alcohol, or Germany, if you want to talk about cars.

I do not want to generalize too much or anything, but you're still a laowai, is not it? There is not that much difference. You're still a stranger.

AT: You were both in the northeast of China. How solid is the region in North Korea?

Katharina: This is a pretty remote area. There is a fairly large ethnic Korean minority lives. They are also people who actually help refugees from North Korea when they first come out of the border.

I read that China has already set some limits, in the past few weeks. It would probably be trying to get North Korea to China, that China might not exactly welcome. So I really do not know what will happen.

Simon: A lot of Chinese companies that are going on in North Korea. A lot of Chinese business people, lots of imports and exports. There are people making money there. Their main market is China. China is flooded with cheap labor, of course, but still North Korea would work for less than the Chinese.

So to make some advantage of Chinese manufacturing firms that have such places in North Korea. And do not forget - there is free trade, the Chinese border for a long time, Rezin area, but it's not a great success. Infrastructure is poor, it is very remote, it does not work so well, so it's hard to see, it could go both ways, really.

Katharina: What about the opposite Dandong? Because when you go to Dandong see so many business people from China and North Korea.

Simon: Absolutely. It is really great hope. And it seems to me, much more viable prospect. When I was last in Dandong, a few months ago, you could see the islands, there was nothing but a few houses on them, but the law to turn it into a free zone of production has just been passed.

There are also new bridges being built between Dandong and Sinuiju area on the other side of the river. So it seems much more sustainable.

World Responsibility

Restoration of the American Dream: The two favorites are the two sides, namely, Ron Paul and Obama are held in high esteem by their fans for the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. On the basis of personality, and individuals will be amazing, although the leadership qualities and especially for America at the present critical situation with threats from around the world will require an extra-ordinariness to lead the nation and the delicate balance of global status.

Sleep is for the renewal of faith in the American system that makes an ordinary man who bears the burden of poverty is at the top of the rich without any fault of his. Restoration is not a golden dream of the few rich keep the world in slavery under a military force. It is the common man's dream of social security and social benefits of extended use under the legitimate rights of the citizen. To realize this dream requires the creation of sustainable resources through cost reduction and ultimate abolition of the defense investment in the sector that gains nothing but the loss of funds at a cost of global security.

Bold leadership to force drastic changes: To match the dream of U.S. internal security with the needs of the global security needs American leadership should be pragmatic visionary and courageous. Daring quality should be measured potential to cause global uncertainty, but by the wisdom and capability to ensure global security. Leadership is to lead by example, "drag-and-cut'' in the highly militarized world.

Weapons technology is developed to protect the interests of themselves and exploit others. In particular ideology filled with revenge and hatred towards those they consider non-believers existed since the medieval period. This ideology is a powerful all through history especially in their relations with their own kind in their own communities. The development of weapons technology, accompanied with the power of capitalist exploitation worsened this ideology, and is now set to conquer the world starting with the West. Ideologies carriers have decided to march to the west of the holder of technology, and their front line of attack on Israel, while pressing the West to accept them as they are. The challenges require extraordinary leader bold enough to face the threat and bring security to be threatened by changes in the environment.

Restore America to moral responsibility: It is clear that we live in a world that has reached the level of threats that are beyond our ability to cope. These are the nuclear weapons, dangerous ideology, hunger and poverty since the fall of the environment. To protect your long term needs protection from the threat of famine, we must create a sustainable environment, which in turn should enter with a large resource savings. To make up for the lack of resources, there is an urgent need for collective global action to control the cost of much debate defense expenditure invested simply to fight for or against the dreaded supremacy ideology. To reduce the risk (mainly ideological threat in current times), a strategic approach should now be on strict alert elimination of weapons instead of the rhetoric of arms control (in Iran and Israel alone, but all the nuclear powers and the conflict regions). Resources of such savings from controlled military spending can be used in the fight against social insecurity.

To make this approach acceptable by others, that the country can be a better manager than the old unreliable colonialists and imperialists? The unreliable power still believes in the accumulated knowledge with strong institutional capacity built over the centuries and decades, with proven ethics and principles, which, unfortunately, losing ground in the face of profit. There was a time to relax and think seriously about how to apply this approach to the withdrawal, reduced or cut to fit the capacity and restructured to suit the needs better. This exercise can be an exercise of one country should be a global effort led by the experienced with a reformed approach to save the world. Neither the growth of the economy is still struggling to be mature or restore the old super-power is still trying to stay on the boat would be ready to take moral responsibility to the world's savior. It remained in the United States to face the challenges of lead, not military force, which arises cost than the moral responsibility that requires the courage to show noble 'role model'. For all this effort, honest democratic process to choose a wise leader, not just good for Americans, but well-intentioned towards the whole human race, it becomes a mandate for U.S. citizens in the upcoming elections of 2012, the year in the Chinese dragon.

Money Sending Options

Can you put Romania on the map? Most people could probably guess Her in Europe, but not much more. Attractions such as the Carpathian mountains, medieval fortresses and Dracula legends created by the growing tourism industry.

While bigger cities like Bucharest, close to resemble a modern European hubs, most of the country still consists of small villages. Rural locales, such as it continues to rely on family and friends abroad who send money to Romania in the form of remittances.

The currency is Leu (RON). In 2007, Romania joined the European Union, and by 2014 the euro will be used with the rest of the group. Historically, the dollar rate was fairly stable between 3 and 3.4 RON per USD.

Nearly three million Romanians living and working abroad, many in service capacity. They are stationed throughout Europe and the U.S., and is known as a solid group that constantly sends money in Romania. Over the last few years transfers greatly exceeded domestic revenues, impressive. Most immigrants to return the money goes towards food, health care and education bills.

Much of Romania's population remains unconnected with the banks, the demand for more cash. The amount of ATMs across the country is increasing despite the absence of bank affiliation. Several methods that would transfer money from abroad to family or friends still living in Romania.

Wire transfers via electronic funds transfer services are a logical choice for the transfer of money in Romania. Sending and receiving a report of an independent status to facilitate the transaction. Funds may be available soon, but not without cost, which for many is too large a share of the total amount to be sent. Also, in small communities, privacy concerns arise as agents are privy to the amount and regularity of receiving money. Sending money is a private event for most people, and if the whole community knows its economic position that could lead to unpleasant feelings.

Bank Direct bank transfers are definitely an option, but a low proportion of the population that is strongly associated with the bank remains at less than desired levels. With this low background, it is less realistic for the Romanians abroad, to disperse their remittances through bank to bank transfers.

We have previously talked about how despite the unbanked population, a stark increase in the total number of ATMs in total and still prevail. The method for transferring money to the appropriate current events affect the reloadable debit card. Workers abroad can send money online, (better fitting their schedule) via reloadable debit card that is sent directly to a recipient. After receiving the card, the recipient can visit any local ATM card balance for download. These cards can have money added to them over and over, leading to a seamless transfer in an efficient way of moving forward.

Romania will remain hidden cultural mecca, with many interesting places and activities for visitors. I hope that the money was sent to Romania will continue to grow the infrastructure within the growing economy.