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MEANWHILE IN SAN FRANCISCO – $400/MONTH TO LIVE IN A BOX IN SOMEONE’S LIVING ROOM

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30/03/2016

sf3We’ve spent quite a lot of time documenting the inexorable rise in housing prices across some of the world’s red hot markets.Take Vancouver, for instance, where according to National Bank, one third of all homes sold in 2015 went to Chinese buyers whose voracious demand has driven prices into the stratosphere in both British Columbia and Ontario. Here’s what $2.5 million will get you in Point Grey:
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FANCY VACATIONS ARE JUST PART OF THE JOB FOR FASHION INDUSTRY

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30/03/2016

f2For more than half a decade, personal style bloggers have been hawking products in their feeds — endorsing goods or services because they love them, or, increasingly, because they’re paid to. In the early days, these kinds of endorsements (often described as sponsored, branded or native content) were pretty simple: A blogger might get paid a fee to wear and/or write a post about a particular handbag or mascara, and/or receive a small percentage of the proceeds of sales made via that post.
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Rail operator in Germany launches women-only train carriages following sex attacks

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29/03/2016

train4A German train operator has announced it is introducing a women-only carriage on its trains following several violent sex attacks.
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn will introduce the option for women passengers on the Leipzig to Chemnitz line, positioning the carriages next to the train conductor.
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HAWAII CONSIDERS BECOMING THE FIRST STATE TO DECRIMINALIZE ALL DRUGS

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28/03/2016

smokeAs states across the U.S. continue to challenge prohibition by decriminalizing cannabis use, Hawaii is set to make the boldest move yet. Lawmakers in the island state are proposing to commission a study looking at the merits of decriminalizing all drugs.Tom Angell at Marijuana.com reported on the resolution being considered in the House Judiciary Committee.
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Travelling alone still considered a risky, frivolous pursuit for women

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24/03/2016

tr48Women around the world have spoken out about their experiences of travelling after two young Argentinian women, María Coni and Marina Menegazzo, were killed while backpacking in Ecuador. In the wake of their deaths, online commenters seemed to blame the women for what had happened, asking why they were “travelling alone”.
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UN GIVES QATAR A YEAR TO END FORCED SLAVERY OF MIGRANT WORKERS

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24/03/2016

kid2Qatar has been given 12 months to end migrant worker slavery or face a possible United Nations investigation.
The warning sets the 2022 World Cup host nation on a path to becoming only the fifth ever country to face a formal inquiry by the UN’s International Labour Organisation into allegations of forced labour after Burma, Haiti, Liberia and Portugal. It could ultimately pave the way for international sanctions.
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HOW THE PARIS ATTACKS IMPACTED HERMÈS’S BUSINESS

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24/03/2016

f77“Remarkably well” is how Hermès said its sales in France for 2015 fared in light of the devastating terrorist attacks that hit Paris on Nov. 13 of last year. Indeed, they were up 6 percent over the year before, contributing to an overall 9 percent jump in Europe — the luxury brand’s second-best performing region after Japan, where sales were up 18 percent. America was up 7 percent. Overall, sales were up 18 percent for the year (8 percent excluding currency fluctuations).
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American elections are ranked the worst among Western democracies. Here’s why.

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23/03/2016

wdcThe world is currently transfixed by the spectacle of American elections.
From New York, London, and Paris to Beijing, Moscow, and Sydney there is endless heated debate in the news media and across dinner tables about the factors fueling the remarkable success of Donald Trump, speculation about a brokered convention shattering the old GOP, and the most likely outcome of a polarizing Trump-Clinton battle in the fall.
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HOW CHINA IS CAUSING REAL ESTATE BUBBLES AROUND THE WORLD

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23/03/2016

chi4Will the Chinese economy have a hard landing? Absolutely not, according to Xu Shaoshi, director of China’s state economic planning agency. A hard landing of China’s economy is not a possibility, and neither is it possible that China’s slowdown will drag down the global economy, Xu said at a news conference during the annual “Two Meetings,” the de facto legislature of the Communist Party.
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How single women are reshaping the political landscape

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22/03/2016

tvshowHard-working families. Tax breaks for marriage. Helping couples on to the housing ladder. They’re such well-worn political cliches that most of us barely even notice how odd they have begun to sound. For, although you’d never know it to listen to most politicians, we’re living in the era of the singleton voter.
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www.diafthora.com,our site soon:to Fight against Corruption in Greece-E.U

Ever since antiquity, corruption has been one of the most widespread and insidious of social evils. When it involves public officials and elected representatives, it is inimical to the administration of public affairs. Since the end of the 19th century, it has also been seen as a major threat in the private sphere, undermining the trust and confidence which are necessary for the maintenance and development of sustainable economic and social relations. It is estimated that hundreds of billions of Euros are paid in bribes every year.

Pentagon’s ‘lost’ trillions went to people connected to US military-industrial complex

Former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has said that “the Pentagon’s lost trillions have nothing to do with defense, adding that the “money propping up the high lifestyles of those connected to the military-industrial complex.” Dr. Paul, a three-time American presidential candidate and the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, made the remarks in an article published by his website on Monday. Deputy US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has recently acknowledged that the Pentagon has failed its first-ever comprehensive audit, saying, “We failed the audit, but we never expected to pass it.” “It was an audit on a $2.7 trillion dollar organization, so the fact that we did the audit is substantial,” Shanahan claimed. The first-ever audit of the of the $2.7 trillion enterprise that is the Pentagon identified widespread problems in cybersecurity, but found little in the way of savings that could offset potential budget cuts next year, according to officials. Pentagon’s comptroller David Norquist, who has played a key role in the audit, said after the report release that although no glaring instances of fraud were detected in the US military establishment, its Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Special Operations and the Transportation Command all received failing grades.

“The Outlook For The Global Economy Has Deteriorated”: Oil, Copper And Lumber

Oil, copper and lumber are all telling us the exact same thing, and it isn’t good news for the global economy. When economic activity is booming, demand for commodities such as oil, copper and lumber goes up and that generally causes prices to rise. But when economic activity is slowing down, demand for such commodities falls and that generally causes prices to decline. In recent weeks, we have witnessed a decline in commodity prices unlike anything that we have witnessed in years, and many are concerned that this is a very clear indication that hard times are ahead for the global economy. Let’s talk about oil first. The price of oil peaked in early October, but since that time it has fallen more than 25 percent, and the IEA is warning of “relatively weak” demand out of Asia and Europe…

Amazon Rolling Out ‘Amazon Pay’ Digital Wallet In Physical Stores

As FAANG stocks lead the market lower during what has become a relentless Q4 selloff, Amazon is hoping to reassure anxious investors that the company's relentless expansion and revenue growth will continue. To wit, the company is taking another big step toward establishing itself as the American WeChat or Alipay as it seeks to become the dominant player in electronic consumer payments in the US and beyond. According to the Wall Street Journal, the e-commerce giant is hoping to undercut Apple's Apple Pay by persuading more brick-and-mortar merchants to accept its Amazon Pay digital wallet. As it tries to build a foothold in payments outside of its Amazon Go stores, the company is reportedly focusing on building partnerships with restaurants and gas stations (businesses that have yet to be scalped by the Bezos revenue-absorption machine). To entice owners to give Amazon Pay a try, the company is dangling what appears to be a pretty enticing carrot: Amazon is promising to lower processing costs at a time when so-called "interchange" fees charged by Visa and MasterCard have been rising.

YouTube Lets California Fire Conspiracy Theories Run Wild

The Camp Fire in California has killed at least 79 people, left 699 people unaccounted for, and created more than a thousand migrants in Butte County, California. In these circumstances, reliable information can literally be a matter of life death. But on YouTube, conspiracy theories are thriving. Currently, when a user starts typing “California fire” into YouTube, the top autocomplete search suggestions are “conspiracy 2018,” “agenda 21,” and “laser beam,” all of which refer to conspiracy theories related to California’s wildfires. Similarly, typing in “California wildfire” leads YouTube to suggest “lasers,” “directed energy weapon,” and “dew,” which is an acronym for “directed energy weapon.” Simply typing “California fire” and searching it does return straightforward news coverage, which is an improvement over, say, the false flag and crisis actor conspiracies YouTube was surfacing about the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting earlier this year. Believers of this false California wildfire conspiracy theory think that the US government shoots directed energy weapons, or lasers, from a plane in order to to start fires at predetermined targets. The goal of this attack, which is not actually happening, is to support a bastardized interpretation of “Agenda 21,” a sustainable development plan developed by the United Nations in 1992. This conspiracy theory also gained a little bit of traction on Twitter. The conspiracy theorists use doctored or out-of-context images in order to falsely argue that directed energy weapons, or laser beams, caused the wildfires in California—not climate change. By incorrectly claiming that the houses were consciously struck, these theorists ignore ecological science which explains that the arrangement of homes and topography of the land