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Is a name linked to eagerness?

Jobs By 25 August, 2020 No Comments

James and Sarah’s employers beware: these are the male and female names most likely to pull a sickie at work!

  • For males, second on the list is Steven and the third is David, whilst the female names that make the top 3 are Claire and Laura, respectively.
  • 91% workersrevealed Mental Health is the main reason for them to fake sickness and 87% admitted they have called sick to go to a party, concert or festival.
  • 56% of men and women pull a sickie from 8 to 20 days per year!

Europeans have to defend Europe

Europe bad and good By 24 August, 2020 No Comments

It is not just a weird force that wants to smash the EU, or secret agencies and terror groups. It is the proper US that doesn’t like the strong counterpart that has become Europe and the euro. The problems didn’t start with Trump, already under Obama they were spying European governments and its leaders. In wide-ranging interview George Soros shares his concerns about the future of the EU – and the possibility of Italy leaving the bloc. He warns of “numerous” enemies, including China and Russia, which pose a threat to  “ideas of an open society”. But it is the US itself where he lives and makes business that profits from a weak EU.

Tech jobs are still growing

Jobs By 18 August, 2020 No Comments

If you want to have a secure job you should choose one in engineering. The pandemic has made more clear than ever how we need secure networks and good access to internet in our homes where more and more people work from now on. It is undeniable that technology has become an integral part of our lives. In fact, both individuals and organisations have grown heavily reliant on the technical tools of today. According to a study of Prolifics Testing the greatest demand for any technology job across Europe is the role of an AI Engineer in Italy, with a remarkable 4,941 job vacancies. Although it was also the most in-demand job in Romania, there were 14 times less vacancies available there, with 351.

Sardinia is not Italy

Living By 13 August, 2020 No Comments

by Dr. Stefanie Claudia Müller

The history of the second-largest island in Mediterranean after Sicily is tempting as its food. But you have to distinguish very well between touristic and cheap places and the real local kitchen. However, the ice cream never disappoints. The fact that Sardinia is almost as far from the Italian mainland as Tunisia surprises most people. There is an obvious link to Africa and its culture as well as to prehistoric times. Thousands of nuraghe (stone buildings) dot the landscape. They proof that people have been enjoying the island for millennia.

 

Covid-19 makes Britain smoother

Europe bad and good By 12 August, 2020 No Comments

The Brexit voter “tribes” that were created during the 2016 EU referendum, and that culminated in Boris Johnson’s general election victory last December, are already fading, according to new research published today by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). ECFR’s YouGov and Datapraxis-commissioned polling of UK voters reveals that the coronavirus has changed Britons’ attitudes to the world, Europe, and the state. It suggests that the pandemic may be bringing the “Brexit era” of British politics to a close – ending a four-year escape from normal politics. This presents an opportunity for the Labour Party to revive its fortunes, the paper argues – including in the Red Wall constituencies that were so crucial to the Conservative Party’s landslide victory in 2019.

Fridays for Future comes back

Europe bad and good By 24 July, 2020 No Comments

This Autumn, the school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, all adjusted according to Covid-19 circumstances. During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use digital activism to demand climate action, as marches have not been appropriate. The 25th of September will be the first global action day of the year.