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UnitedHealth Group Supporting People Affected by Mass Shooting in El Paso

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 agosto 2019

UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are opening Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people affected by the recent mass shooting in El Paso.Optum’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone. The help line offers specially trained Optum mental health specialists to help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.“Unexpected violence and loss can result in feelings of fear, panic, grief or guilt among people who have a connection to the event and others in the community, or even those who are watching it on the news,” said Martin H. Rosenzweig, M.D., chief medical officer, Optum Behavioral Solutions. “These feelings can emerge days or even weeks later. Talking through these reactions with caring professionals is an important source of support during difficult times.”

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IFG Companies Hires Stephanie Winter Yocum as Chief People Officer

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 Mag 2019

IFG Companies ( is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie W. Yocum as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Stephanie, who will be reporting to Christopher M. Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, will join the executive leadership team and oversee all aspects of human resources for the company. Stephanie will be located in Hartford, Connecticut.”Our people have been and will always be are our greatest resource and building a world class leadership team requires attracting talent like Stephanie from outside of the insurance industry, where broad knowledge, culture, speed and agility are vital and integral to success”, said Robert D. Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies’ parent, International Financial Group, Inc. “Stephanie will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our leadership team that will be critical as we continue to build a dynamic and collaborative culture designed to compete in a fast changing economy,” said Chris Lewis.Just prior to joining IFG Companies, Ms. Yocum was the Chief Human Resource Officer for Numotion in Nashville, Tennessee. Stephanie also held key leadership positions in human resources at such companies as ISO New England, M/I Homes, Inc., The Scotts-Miracle-Gro Company and Polyone Corporation. She started her career at Accenture after graduating from Ohio State University with Masters’ Degrees in Educational Policy and Leadership and Labor and Human Resources. Prior to these, Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Duke University.

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“Heinous outrage” after attacks in Sri Lanka kill more than 150 people

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 aprile 2019

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has denounced a ‘heinous outrage’ and appealed for zero tolerance of terror after more than 150 people were killed in multiple attacks on churches and hotels in several cities across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Lauder said: “World Jewry–in fact all civilized people–denounce this heinous outrage and appeal for zero tolerance of those who use terror to advance their objectives. This truly barbarous assault on peaceful worshippers on one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar serves as a painful reminder that the war against terror must be at the top of the international agenda and pursued relentlessly. Sadly, Jews, repeatedly targeted by terrorists, know this pain first hand. We pray for the swift recovery of the survivors and extend our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost loved ones.”

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More than 1000 people gather in EP to support strong EU ocean policy

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 marzo 2019

More than 1000 people gathered in Brussels for this year’s largest EU event on oceans. Organised by MEP Gesine Meissner and European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, the event hosted our continent’s most influential advocates for healthy, safe and sustainable oceans. And with a large delegation of students and youth organisations in the room, the conference was more than an interesting recap of today’s status quo. It was a plea for even more ambition, from policy makers, companies and civil society, to safeguard the most precious organism of our planet: our ocean.Commissioner Vella set the tone of the conference: “the ocean is the genesis of life, but now it is on the front-line in the fight for survival. There is only one possible response, and that response is collective.” That “collective response” is called ocean governance, namely international cooperation on the various aspects that influence our ocean’s health: fisheries policy, protection of habitats and biodiversity, development of the blue economy. The European Commission has just published its progress report Improving International Ocean Governance. The conclusion is an encouraging one: if we are all aligned and don’t waste time, we can still make a difference. The EU has already been acting on most of the 50 actions identified two years ago, and more actions are expected. Maria Damanaki from the Nature Conservancy recognized this achievement and called the EU the champion of ocean governance.Making a difference is exactly what two leaders of the international youth movement were asking from the EU, and they consider it should go faster. Nele Van Hoywegen reminded everyone that the fight against climate change is “no longer a matter of saving our planet for the next generations”. Neither do we suffice with cleaning the oceans, according to Sébastien Willemart. Money talks, so investments and subsidies should steer public and private activity for the better.

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End racist discrimination against Afro-European people in the EU

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 marzo 2019

Strasburgo. Member states urged to end racial profiling in criminal law and counter-terrorism. Call for reparations for crimes against humanity during European colonialism
15 million Afro-Europeans live in the EU.MEPs call on the EU and its member states to take measures to tackle the structural racism people of African descent face in Europe.
In a resolution adopted on Tuesday with 535 in favour to 80 votes against, and 44 abstentions, Parliament urges EU and national authorities to develop anti-racism policies and stop discrimination; in the fields of education, housing, health, criminal justice, political participation and migration.In light of increasing afrophobic attacks, MEPs call on the European Commission and EU member states to acknowledge the racist, discriminatory and xenophobic suffering of Afro-Europeans, and offer proper protection against these inequalities to ensure that hate crimes are suitably investigated, prosecuted and sanctioned. Additionally, people of African descent should be taken into account more in current funding programmes and in the next multiannual financial framework (2021-2027).
MEPs condemn the mistreatment of people of African descent in police custody, citing the numerous violent incidents and deaths that have occurred while in custody. They also note the frequent use of racial and ethnic profiling in criminal law enforcement, counter-terrorism measures and immigration control, and urge member states to end this practice.
The resolution encourages EU institutions and member states to address and rectify past injustices and crimes against humanity, perpetrated in the name of European colonialism. These historic crimes still have present day negative consequences for people of African descent, MEPs claim.MEPs suggest carrying out reparations, such as apologising publicly and return stolen artefacts to their countries of origin. Parliament also calls on EU countries to declassify their colonial archives, as well as to present a comprehensive perspective on colonialism and slavery in the educational curricula.
Approximately 15 million people of African descent currently live in Europe. They face persistent discrimination and are subject to deeply rooted negative stereotyping.Evidence suggests that Afro-European children receive lower grades at school than their white counterparts, and their rate of early school leaving is markedly higher.

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GarageExperts Partners with Target Data for People-Based Marketing Solution

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 marzo 2019

Target Data, a leader in people-based marketing, announces that GarageExperts, a quality garage enhancement solutions company, is deploying Target Data’s people-based marketing solution to leverage their customer data to engage with their best customers and prospects.
GarageExperts specializes in custom garage cabinets, epoxy garage flooring and organizational products. Target Data will be responsible for implementing a people-based, data-driven marketing approach across both online and offline channels at the corporate and individual franchise levels. Target Data’s Marketing Intelligence Platform will utilize GarageExperts’ customer data to target specific people, not broad-based audiences or segments.“GarageExperts is the largest epoxy flooring company in the United States. We are excited to help them continue to grow. GarageExperts’ franchisees now have an incredible competitive advantage. We are using their customer data to drive highly targeted media execution in a true omni-channel fashion. Our people-based solution will allow all campaigns to be more efficient and we will be able to tie all media spend to revenue. This is a game changer,” said Ross Shelleman, CEO of Target Data.Target Data’s solution will drive GarageExperts’ corporate marketing strategy and individualized programs for their franchise owners. Media execution spans across Paid Search, Paid Social, Direct Mail, Programmatic Digital and soon Connected TV.
“I had worked with Target Data in the past, so bringing them to GarageExperts was an easy decision. The competitive advantage franchise organizations have when they adopt a people-based solution is incredible. Our marketing strategy now rivals companies three times our size. The ability to target individuals and measure everything against revenue is so powerful,” said GarageExperts’ Franchise Director, Alfredo Miro.

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Stop racism and discrimination against Afro-European people in the EU, urge MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 dicembre 2018

The EU and the national authorities should develop anti-racism policies, covering the fields of education, housing, health, criminal justice, political participation and migration, Civil Liberties MEPs say in a resolution adopted on Monday with 29 votes to 1 and 1 abstention.They urge the European Commission and EU countries to acknowledge the racism, discrimination and xenophobia suffered by Afro-Europeans, and to offer them adequate protection against these inequalities.The text voices concern over the rise in Afrophobic attacks registered in the EU in recent years. It calls on the Commission to include a focus on people of African descent in current funding programmes and in the next multiannual financial framework (2021-2027).The Committee underlines the importance of EU countries effectively responding to hate crime, and ensuring that hate crimes against Afro-European people are adequately investigated, prosecuted and sanctioned.MEPs denounce the increasing vulnerability of people of African descent in police custody, pointing to numerous violent incidents and deaths while in custody. They also note the frequent use of racial and ethnic profiling in criminal law enforcement, counter-terrorism measures and immigration control, and urge member states to end this practice.
The resolution encourages EU institutions and countries to follow the example of the member states that have taken steps forward redress for past injustices and crimes against humanity. These historic crimes, perpetrated in the context of European colonialism, still have negative consequences for African descent people in the present, MEPs claim.They suggest the EU and member states to carry out reparations such as offering public apologies and the restitution of stolen artefacts to their countries of origin. The Committee also calls on EU countries to declassify their colonial archives, as well as to present a comprehensive perspective on colonialism and slavery in the educational curricula.

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MEPs call for full protection of intersex people’s rights

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 dicembre 2018

Intersex children in the EU still face human rights violations and genital mutilations. Member States asked to ensure depathologisation of intersexuality MEPs condemn the normalisation of sex treatments and surgery Birth registration procedures should be more flexible Civil Liberties MEPs urge the European Commission and member states to put measures forward for protecting and promoting the rights of intersex people in the EU.They denounce that intersex children still face human rights violations and genital mutilations in the EU, and that intersex variations continue to be treated as diseases, despite the lack of evidence supporting the success of medical treatments in the long term. They also demand more flexibility in birth registration procedures and facilitating the change of names on identity cards.In a resolution adopted with 30 votes to 7, the Committee stressed that intersexuality should no longer be dealt with as a pathology, and called on member states to pursue the removal of the category of “gender incongruence in childhood” in the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation.
MEPs condemn the high prevalence of sex normalising treatments and surgery, despite not being medically necessary in most of the cases, and encourage EU countries to follow the example of those, such as Portugal and Malta, where these surgical procedures are banned.
The text denounces that surgeries are often performed on intersex children without their prior, personal, full and informed consent, and underlines that genital mutilations can cause life-long consequences, such as psychological trauma and physical impairments.
The resolution underlines the importance of “flexible birth registration procedures” for intersex children. It points to legislation already in place in some member states that allows gender recognition based on self-determination, and encourages other countries to adopt similar rules, including flexible procedures to change gender markers and names on identity documents, including the possibility of gender-neutral names.MEPs call on the European Commission and member states to increase their support, including financial aid, to organisations fighting the stigmatisation of intersex people. They also demand the Commission to make sure that EU funds do not support research or medical projects that further contribute to human rights’ violations of intersex people.
The draft resolution will be put to a vote by the full House during the January plenary session in Strasbourg, following a debate with Council and Commission representatives.

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Robotic Glove Helps People with Hand Paralysis Regain Independence

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 novembre 2018

For the nearly 1 in 50 Americans living with some form of paralysis, NEOFECT, a med-tech company, has a new solution that increases hand mobility and helps people regain their independence. The NeoMano wearable robotic glove, available today on Indiegogo, enables people recovering from stroke or living with spinal cord injuries (SCI), multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or ALS to perform daily tasks they otherwise could not do on their own.
A comfortable, soft, wearable glove, NeoMano is powered by titanium wires that close wearers’ fingers so they can firmly grasp common objects with one hand. With the NeoMano, SCI patients and others with limited hand mobility can hold a cup of coffee, grip and twist a doorknob, use a toothbrush or comb, manipulate shirt buttons and zippers, and perform other basic tasks, enabling them to more fully participate in social activities.“After working with stroke patients in a rehabilitation setting, we recognized the need to improve the mobility of patients with spinal cord injuries and other forms of partial hand paralysis,” said Scott Kim, Co-Founder and CEO of NEOFECT USA. “By helping patients mimic normal hand movement, NeoMano delivers obvious physical and psychological benefits, and increases confidence. We hope this Indiegogo campaign will raise awareness of solutions that can help people with paralysis operate more independently, and expedite the development of the NeoMano so we can get it into the hands of the people who need it most.”
The NeoMano is simple to put on and use; the glove fits over a user’s index finger, middle finger, and thumb. A single press on its wireless, Bluetooth-connected controller activates the pulley housing and motor, causing the built-in titanium wires to actively close the wearer’s hand. The button is pressed again to release the tension and return fingers to a neutral position. The robotic glove is portable, allowing users to wear it wherever they need gripping assistance, and the battery provides eight hours of continuous use.NEOFECT’s line of gamified rehabilitation training solutions, including its flagship product, the RAPAEL Smart Glove for Home, delivers more engaging, measurable rehab to patients recovering from stroke and other musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. With the NeoMano, NEOFECT aims to support a broader base of patients, giving them the same hope, confidence, motivation, and independence it has been delivering to rehab patients for eight years.

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InnoEnergy start-ups have created 1,741 jobs and have brought energy access to 56,000 people in developing countries

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 ottobre 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark, The sixth edition, taking place in Copenhagen on 17 -18 October, focuses on the theme “The Future is Now”. InnoEnergy has welcomed more than 700 attendees from over 40 countries to join 150 cutting edge sustainable energy innovations.InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, has launched its inaugural impact report today at The Business Booster (TBB) in Copenhagen. The report reveals that InnoEnergy’s work supporting energy start-ups is having a direct impact on Europe’s clean energy transition, with its start-ups having created 1,741 jobs across Europe and brought energy access to 56,000 people in developing countries since 2011.Other key findings revealed in the report include that InnoEnergy´s assets will generate 1,147 GWh of power from clean energy sources, save 809.5m€ in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by a total of 5.5m tons over 25 years, the equivalent to removing 47,000 cars from the road.
Elena Bou, Innovation Director at InnoEnergy, said during an exclusive press conference at TBB: “It is amazing to see the impact we are achieving together and to cement our position as the trusted innovation partner – guiding businesses on their journeys. Our 200 start-ups have brought innovative technologies to life that are meeting the energy challenges of our changing society. Whether it is by reducing greenhouse emissions or creating jobs, these companies are creating a noticeable impact on the way Europe thinks about, develops and uses sustainable energy.” Recent start-up success stories from the report include the Swedish wave power technology company CorPower Ocean, which has developed and tested a technology to turn waves into electricity with the aid of buoys. Patrik Möller, CEO of CorPower, said during the press conference: “Wave energy is a huge opportunity for Europe to establish a new industry, with significant job creation and export business potential. In our recent deployment in Orkney, Scotland, we have just demonstrated fundamental improvements in survivability and efficiency.” CorPower is planning to build its first pilot arrays from 2021 to 2023 and pre-commercial farms from 2023.Pro-Drone, the leading developer of automated drones for wind turbine blade inspections, on the other hand, is reducing the costs for onshore wind turbine services by €1,000 per inspection.André Moura, Founder & CEO of Pro-Drone, told the journalists: “We have already carried out over 2,300 blade inspections in Europe and South America in our first year of commercial operation. We are proud to be delivering robust, high quality and safe inspections to over 15 clients with ambitious plans to grow globally in 2019.” Pro-Drone´s latest feature is an automatic damage identification tool that is helping inspectors to reduce their assessment time while improving their accuracy and robustness.

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West Africa food crisis threatens 6 million people

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 luglio 2018

Caritas Internationalis is appealing for urgent assistance to help millions of people affected by a worsening humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region of Africa. Nearly 6 million people in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. It is the worst crisis seen in the region since 2012. Caritas fears the situation will deteriorate even further in the critical months ahead.The latest emergency has been caused by poor rainfall that has resulted in water, crop and pasture shortages and livestock losses. Farmers have been forced to begin their seasonal movement of livestock – four months earlier and across longer distances than usual. Food security has rapidly deteriorated across the region and food supplies for millions of people have been exhausted. Many are dealing with extreme challenges such as limited job opportunities, high food prices, displacement and violent extremism.Severe acute malnutrition rates in the six countries have increased by 50 per cent since last year. One child in six under the age of five now needs urgent life-saving treatment to survive. Families are reducing meals, withdrawing children from school and missing out on critical health services to save money for food. Without immediate scaled-up assistance, many lives will be at risk and the livelihoods of thousands of families will be ruined as the alarming cycle of adversity is set to worsen in the Sahel.Caritas Développement Niger (CADEV) says violent attacks by militants from Boko Haram have added to the challenges as tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Diffa region of south-east Niger. Diffa is one of the poorest regions in the world and women and children represent 85 percent of the refugees and internally displaced persons.
Raymond Yoro, secretary general of CADEV, says the situation is dire. “The humanitarian situation in Niger is worsening day by day due to the security crisis in Diffa, Tillabery and Tahoua,” says Yoro. “The number of people in need has increased to 2.3 million, an increase of 400,000 compared to 2017.”Yoro says an estimated 1.4 million people will require food assistance in Niger in 2018. CADEV is particularly concerned about more than 380,000 young children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (MAS) and 922,000 others with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).In Diffa, CADEV plans to strengthen the resilience of 1500 households with unconditional cash transfers, give displaced children access to recreation centres and assist 500 women and 200 young people with income generating activities.In Burkina Faso the situation is also critical. Caritas says there is acute malnutrition in six provinces – Soum, Namentenga, Gnagna, Komandjoari, Boulkiemde and Kourweogo. Families are relying on their limited savings to survive and more than 80,000 are considered to be in a phase of food emergency.Abbé Constantin Safanitié Sere, Caritas Burkina secretary-general, says the situation is the worst seen in Burkina Faso since the 2012 humanitarian crisis. Rising cereal prices, the impact of climate change and terrorist attacks in several regions have added to the challenges faced by many who have been displaced.Caritas is committed to assisting the most vulnerable with food assistance and livelihood protection with the aim of helping 2000 households. “If the project is not fully funded, it would be devastating especially for vulnerable households who cannot survive without assistance. In that case we would have to give preference to the most vulnerable groups, namely children, pregnant women, lactating women and people with disabilities,” he says.
In Mauritania severe acute malnutrition rates are at their highest since 2008 with half a million people threatened with hunger. According to a survey conducted in February, 147,507 people could be suffering from acute malnutrition. Caritas Mauritania will work in Gorgol and Brakna providing food and farming assistance to 23,300 people. “Despite the hope brought by some traces of rain here and there, the humanitarian situation remains worrying in rural areas,” says Caritas Mauritania. Access to adequate food and water remains the number one problem and Caritas is working to protect people’s livelihoods while providing food and other assistance.“As the number of crises increases in different countries, our concern is that we will begin to “prioritise” suffering due to scarce financial resources,” says Caritas Mauritania. “That would be dramatic because it would amount to choosing who would be allowed to die.”Caritas Mauritania is urging partners to provide financial support so it can implement its emergency program to support people in their local areas and avoid migration to large urban centres.

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Zendesk Names InaMarie Johnson Chief People Officer

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 giugno 2018

Zendesk, Inc. (NYSE: ZEN) today announced the appointment of InaMarie Johnson as its first Chief People Officer. She will report to Mikkel Svane, Zendesk’s CEO, founder and chairman.
“We’re constantly investing in the development and engagement of our employees at Zendesk as we grow our teams globally,” Svane said. “InaMarie’s track record as a strategic and visionary leader makes her uniquely qualified to guide our people through our next stage of growth.”
Johnson has over 24 years of experience scaling large global teams at the enterprise level. Most recently she was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Plantronics. In her new role, she will oversee Zendesk’s human resources, talent acquisition and workplace experience functions, as well as lead the vision for the employee experience company wide.
“I came to Zendesk because I believe in the passionate employees here and their authentic mission to empower organizations everywhere to build the best customer experiences,” said Johnson. “I am thrilled to be onboard to continue to invest in the company’s most valuable strengths as it enters its next chapter: its people and its culture.”At Plantronics, an audio communications company with over 3,000 employees worldwide, Johnson led a global team focusing on human resources strategy and driving growth, development, and engagement.Prior to that role, she was the Chief Human Resources Officer at UTi Worldwide, a $4 billion supply chain management company with more than 20,000 employees and 370 offices in over 60 countries. Before that, she served in multiple leadership roles including VP of HR, Functional Transformation at Honeywell, leading high-performing global teams and overseeing everything from organizational design and talent management to learning and diversity.Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from John F. Kennedy University.

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Migrant border crossings remain challenging in some Member States

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 27 febbraio 2018

Looking at the situation across 14 EU Member States, the report reveals how in Croatia, France and Poland migrants are being sent back without the chance to lodge claims for international protection. In Hungary the border transit zone policy has tightened with the daily cap of people being admitted falling from ten to two. This may lead to people left waiting in Serbia for years. In addition, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden continue to maintain temporary border controls.Although asylum applications across the EU, almost halved in 2017 compared to 2016, it varied from country to country. In most Member States numbers continued to fall, with the exception of France, Greece and Spain. For those already in the EU, problems remain. The situation of people arriving irregularly in Spain by sea remained critical. According to the Ministry of Interior, more than 22,100 people arrived in 2017 – almost triple the number in 2016. Last year, some 223 people died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Spain, while this year, at least 75 have already lost their lives. Newcomers continued to face difficulties accessing asylum procedures, and the identification and treatment of vulnerable people, such as children, women or victims of trafficking remained inappropriate.In Greece, in the hotspots on the islands of Chios and Samos, several people including families with very small children were facing harsh weather conditions in tents without heating.
In France, the authorities continued to take – sometimes violent – evacuation measures against informal camps reappearing in the north of France at Calais and Grande-Synthe, where several hundred people are living, NGOs reported. Many children in Ventimiglia, Italy, are living in informal camps in appalling conditions or in the local reception centre together with adult asylum seekers, according to media reports. In Sicily, the NGO ‘Terres des Hommes’ reported that some children who arrived from Libya in extremely poor psychological and physical condition had to wait up to 13 months in local first reception centres before being transferred to reception centres for children.Family reunification also posed difficulties in many places. Over 3,800 asylum seekers eligible for family reunification under the Dublin Regulation have been waiting over six months in Greece to depart for Germany. In the Netherlands, applications for family reunification take on average over 10 months, instead of the six prescribed by law. In Germany and Sweden, laws limit family reunification and in Croatia reunification procedures are complex.
The Agency collects data about the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in Member States particularly affected by large migration movements. This report covers 14 Member States: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden. FRA has published its migration overviews since September 2015.

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Bossutotranslations aims to create a direct link between translators and people

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 gennaio 2018

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Educated people more likely to have affairs

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 Mag 2017

educated cheatA shocking new survey has revealed that the more education people in the United Kingdom receive, the more likely they are to have an affair. Statistics show that more than 69% of women and over 65% of men who achieve higher education will be tempted to stray.The study, conducted by VictoriaMilan – a dating site for married and attached people looking to have an affair – looked into the education levels of more than 5 million of its active users to discover whether a person is more or less likely to stray based on their level of education.The survey polled men and women from all walks of life, taking into account people who didn’t complete high school or college, those who graduated from high school, technical school, college or achieved a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate.The group most likely to engage in an erotic affair is those who graduated from college, with 36.87% of women and 25.23% of men confessing they have strayed.A trend appears with the next level up in education – a Bachelor’s degree – gives people a bit more confidence, with 18.98% of women and 20.32% of men deciding to embark on an adulterous adventure.Men and women with a Masters are third most likely to slip between the sheets with someone other than their beloved partner. 16.75% of men and 14.45% of women who have achieved their Masters have no issue getting hot and heavy with someone outside of their primary relationship.The most faithful women are those who have achieved their Doctorate (1.40%) followed by those who completed technical education (3.44% women). The men least likely to stray are those who didn’t complete high school (2.33%) followed by those achieved their Doctorate (3.12%).
Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said the survey showed that the more educated men and women, the more likely they are to get hot and heavy between the sheets with someone other than their primary partner.“People with university credentials are the ones most likely to have an affair and those with limited education are the most faithful. What this tells us is that highly educated people are likely to have more time on their hands, while the working class are too busy making ends meet to have time for a sexy fling,” Mr Vedal said. (photo: educated cheat)

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Slow Words People and Stories from this World

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 gennaio 2017

paul-barberaPicturing is recalling but also understanding and with one picture you have sometimes the responsibility to create a first, and comprehensive, understanding. Your field is, mainly, luxury and lifestyle but you seem to have a predilection for people’s spaces, especially workspaces. Is this because today’s labour market is evanescent and is this because you love to depict the integrity of the ‘dream’ of anyone through his creativity deployment? Slow Words is entirely focused on the ‘people of this world’ and their professions and dreams…We, so, got really interested for your series ‘Where They Work’… How the book Where They Create Japan started and who is, according to you, the ideal reader of this very uncanny publication? Why Japan? Which could be the next country ‘on print’? Where They Create began as the homage to my love for travel and the creatives I meet. It was a project that started before I had thought of posting it online or publishing it as a book. I had the opportunity from Frame to publish my first Where They Create book in 2011 and it included a wide range of creatives from around the globe. However when it was time to do a follow-up, I wanted to have a focus for the book. Japan is one of my favourite places on the planet and I had a very inspiring trip there in 2014 and thought it would be a natural place to start. I hope to do a book on the US next, as that is where I have been living for the last 5 years, but I only travelled a little outside of New York and I really want to see more of America. (photo: Paul Barbera)

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Slow Words People and Stories from this World

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 10 ottobre 2016

valentino-chef-licataI was on a Venetian terrace. The best spot in town, one of the most famous hotels in town, during the Movie Festival. There was a party of an US magazine, the self proclaimed ‘bible of cinema’, and was in honour of Sam Mendes, the 2016 president of the festival jury. That was the last place where all of you would imagine to find true stories and true dreams beside the celluloid ones – beyond the mainstream, the movie industry, the wannabes and the glittering. We found it and we’re going to tell it to you.It’s the story of a young cook of Gritti Hotel who, together with other colleagues of the same hotel group designed a dinner after the scripts of the British director’s movies. He had been asked to invent something to tell Road to Perdition with the taste. He had chosen panella with milky cod and then the lemon slush just because ‘there was the possibility to prepare, by hand, also the brioches to accompany with’.I never tasted something similar, and as me, hundreds of ecstatic guests who were keeping to queue at his food stall to ask for another portion.The flavour – and the overall experience of the texture – was bringing you on a boat and you’re ready, and happy, to sail for whatever destination.The lemon, the salt and the sugar were intertwined in one, unique note making the treat different from any other slush (thanks also to the mint and to other still secret ingredients). It was as if you were on a dune or in the sun’s blaze by a seaside during the afternoons. And, or, at the same time, under a Sicilian patio few steps away from the volcan Stromboli to enjoy the breeze of the evening.
Una terrazza veneziana di un grande albergo, un party ambito: quello di una rivista americana – definita la bibbia del cinema – in onore del direttore della Giuria della mostra del cinema di Venezia, il regista Sam Mendes.E’ l’ultimo posto dove pensereste di trovare storie e sogni veri oltre a quelli di celluloide. Nonostante tutto, noi una l’abbiamo trovata – fuori dal mainstream e dall’industry, dalle salt-to-make-a-seastarlette e dal glitter. E ve la raccontiamo.E’ un giovane cuoco del Gritti, che insieme ad altri suoi colleghi ha cucinato a tema per gli invitati: a lui toccava inventarsi qualcosa per raccontare Era Mio Padre, uno dei film del regista britannico. Ha scelto di fare la panella con il baccalà mantecato, e poi la granita perché ‘c’era la possibilità di fare anche la brioche’.Non ho mai assaggiato nulla di simile, e come me, centinaia di persone estasiate continuavano a fare la fila alla sua postazione per averne ancora, di granita.Il sapore – e l’esperienza complessiva della sua texture – ti portava su una barca, eri pronto e contento a salpare. Per qualunque luogo. Il limone il sale e lo zucchero si intrecciavano in una unica nota, diversa da qualsiasi altra (complici la menta ed altri ingredienti segreti). Eri su una duna o nel calore abbacinante di un mare vero al meriggio e, insieme, al riparo sotto un patio siciliano a pochi passi dallo Stromboli, a goderti il fresco della sera.
I cannot hold such emptiness
—the only meaning, the meaning
we make & the way time tugs
the body down, the body named
bone, named brain, the color
of dust & tremor, the soft meat
& the bag it lives in. (…)
Non posso trattenere tale vuoto
– l’unico senso, l’unico significato
noi facciamo & il modo in cui il tempo strattona in basso il corpo, il suddetto
ossa, il detto cervello, il colore
della polvere&del tremore, la carne molle
e la borsa che vive dentro.(…) Renée Ashley, USA (1947 -)
(foto: Valentino chef Licata, Salt to Make a Sea)

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When people ask me why I’m supporting Hillary Clinton for president, I tell them the answer is one simple word: Trust

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 agosto 2016

hillary clintonDonald TrumpI’ve known Hillary for 22 years. I trust she can do the job of President of the United States. And after serving in the Senate with Tim Kaine, I trust he can do the job of Vice President, too.You need a president who you can trust to get the job done. It’s one of the toughest jobs in the world. You have to elect someone who is willing to put in the work every day, and has the knowledge and experience to do the job.That’s Hillary, no doubt in my mind. I’m with her, 100 percent. And today I’m asking you to help me help Hillary.Hillary needs our support, and so do all the Democrats who are running to have her back. Can you chip in today to help them out? Let’s compare resumes, shall we?
Hillary Clinton:
9 years, First Lady of Arkansas
8 years, First Lady of the United States
8 years, U.S. Senator
4 years, U.S. Secretary of State
Donald Trump:
At least 15 failed businesses
Owns casinos that have filed for bankruptcy no less than 4 times
0 years in public service
Now, if you were looking at those numbers, who would you hire? Who would you trust? Donald Trump is a confidence man. That’s what he’s doing right now — trying to sell his bullying personality to the American people. But underneath, there is no evidence that he can do the job of president. The choice has to be Hillary, hands-down. But just because she’s right for the job doesn’t mean she’s going to get it. She needs all of us to do our part.

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New research shows four billion people affected by severe water scarcity

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 febbraio 2016

water scarcityThe Hague, 12th February 2016: Ground-breaking research published in Science Advances today reveals that many more people are living under severe water scarcity than previously thought. Founder of the Water Footprint Network and University of Twente Professor of Water Management, Arjen Hoekstra, has discovered that as many as four billion people worldwide are affected by severe water scarcity for at least one month a year. In 37 countries the entire population is affected and in 97 countries over half of the population (see map below).Hoekstra said: “We have found that groundwater levels are falling, lakes are drying up, less water is flowing in rivers, and water supplies for industry and farmers are threatened. The growing world population, changes in consumer water scarcity1behaviour, and climate change are having an alarming impact on the scarcity and quality of water.”This research provides a more detailed view of water scarcity – month by month and at a finer spatial resolution. This gives us a better understanding of how water scarcity changes over time and from one place to another. Water Footprint Network illustrates how this new research can be used to understand the causes of water scarcity and the impacts it has on sustainable development.
“Water scarcity can limit economic opportunities, degrade natural ecosystems, lead to loss of valuable ecosystems services and have negative impacts on subsistence uses, such as access to drinking water and loss of local fisheries. If we are going to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we must face the challenges ahead with a solid understanding of how we can end hunger, use resources efficiently and within sustainable limits. This new research tells us the challenge is greater than we thought and reveals the path ahead for achieving greater food and water security,” said Ruth Mathews Executive Director of Water Footprint Network. (photos: water scarcity)

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“People Building Future. Clima, ultima chiamata”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 ottobre 2015

rietiRieti dal 18 al 21 novembre 2015 XII Forum Internazionale dell’Informazione per la Salvaguardia della Natura il cui tema sarà “People Building Future. Clima, ultima chiamata”. L’appuntamento del 2015 è dedicato al tema dei cambiamenti climatici e intende offrire al mondo del giornalismo una anticipazione del lavoro degli scienziati e delle aspettative che saranno in agenda alla seguente COP di Parigi. In passato (2009) abbiamo affrontato tale tema, ma ci è sembrato doveroso cogliere ora alcune novità che si registrano sulla scena politica internazionale e che potrebbero essere decisive per una svolta che porti ad un accordo sulle emissioni di CO2.
Vi allego lettera di invito firmata dal nostro presidente, Alfonso Cauteruccio, che spiega le modalità di partecipazione e le agevolazioni previste per i giornalisti italiani e stranieri. La partecipazione all’ evento permetterà l’ottenimento di 8 crediti formativi previa registrazione sulla piattaforma Sigef dell’ODG Nazionale. Se riuscite a partecipare, vi prego di segnalarlo al più presto in modo da agevolare il lavoro di accredito e gestione incoming di Teresa Bello, responsabile della segreteria internazionale dell’associazione.

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