Tuesday, 26 June 2012
BP has just released its annual Statistical Review of World Energy in which it claims that Venezuela now holds the largest proven oil reserves in the world, overtaking the original leader Saudi Arabia.
The South American nation’s oil deposits were increased from last year’s figure to an estimated at 296.5 billion barrels, more than Saudi Arabia’s 265.4 billion barrels.'
Sunday, 24 June 2012
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish state TV says wreckage of a plane shot down by Syria has been found in the Mediterranean at a depth of 1,000 meters.
NATO's governing body will meet Tuesday to discuss the Syrian downing of a Turkish fighter plane, a spokeswoman for the Alliance said.
Turkey called for the emergency meeting, saying its plane was shot down by Syria in international airspace.
Turkey sought the meeting Tuesday over Article 4 of the NATO charter concerning Friday's incident. The article says member countries "will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the parties is threatened."
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told State TV Sunday that..
Saturday, 23 June 2012
“Seven hundred and fifty light-years from Earth, a young, sunlike star has been found with jets that blast epic quantities of water into interstellar space, shooting out droplets that move faster than a speeding bullet.
The discovery suggests that protostars may be seeding the universe with water. These stellar embryos shoot jets of material from their north and south poles as their growth is fed by infalling dust that circles the bodies in vast disks.
“If we picture these jets as giant hoses and the water droplets as bullets, the amount shooting out equals a hundred million times the water flowing through the Amazon River every second,” said Lars Kristensen, a postdoctoral astronomer at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
“We are talking about..
Adidas Under Fire for Unveiling New Trainer with Orange 'Shackles' Like Those Worn by Black Slaves..
'Adidas has come under fire for creating a pair of trainers with ‘shackles’.
Critics have compared the ‘JS Roundhouse Mids’, to be released in August, to the chains worn by black slaves in the 19th century.
The firm unveiled the trainers on its Facebook page. They feature plastic orange ‘shackles’ attached to the ankles by chains in the same colour.
The shoes have sparked an angry debate online. More than 2,000 Facebook users have commented, with many calling the design ‘offensive’ and ‘ignorant’, saying the firm has ‘sunk to new lows’ with its ‘slavewear’ product.'
Read more: Adidas Under Fire for Unveiling New Trainer with Orange 'Shackles' Like Those Worn by Black Slaves
Friday, 22 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Τα βλέμματα όλων είναι στραμμένα στον αγώνα της εθνικής μας ομάδας ποδοσφαίρου εναντίον της εθνικής Γερμανίας, αφού πολλοί κάνουν λόγο για αναμέτρηση μεταξύ «δανειζομένων και πιστωτών»!
Υπάρχει κάτι όμως σε αυτή την αναμέτρηση, το οποίο κάνει πολύ μεγάλη εντύπωση.
Βλέποντας την ενδεκάδα που θα κατεβάσει στο γήπεδο η Εθνική ομάδα της Γερμανίας, μπορείτε να παρατηρήσετε ότι ούτε ένας παίχτης δεν είναι Γερμανός!
Μίροσλαβ Κλόζε (Πολωνία)
Λούκας Ποντόλσκι (Πολωνία)
Σάμι Κεντίρα (Τυνησία)
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Time might feel like it is running away from us as the pace of life increases but according to scientists, the future will stop completely.
Scientists from two Spanish universities said time would come to a stop long after Earth ceased to exist.
The theory of time running out was devised by researchers from two Spanish universities trying to explain why the universe appeared to be spreading continuously and accelerating.
Observations of supernovae, or exploding stars, found the movement of light indicated they were moving faster than those nearer to the centre of the universe.
But the scientists claimed the accepted theory of an opposite force to gravity, known as dark energy, was..
Friday, 15 June 2012
Recently discovered in Egypt by an oil-exploration team, a World War II fighter plane called "the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb" bears the scars of 70 years in the Sahara desert—but is nevertheless considered to be in "time capsule" condition. "I've never seen anything like it," said Ian Thirsk, head of..
Read full story: nationalgeographic.com/world-war-ii-plane-egypt-desert-science
Here at New Europe, we tend to stay away from publishing things in their entirety, but this follwing called for an exception. It is a letter and petition signed by 22 science Nobelists and sent to the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, and the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and calls for action to be taken in the field of education, science and technology.
The letter and petition read as follows:
"The Greek society and its institutions are going through very difficult times, emanating from several years of severe economic crisis. The gross national product of Greece decreased by almost 7% last year alone, and the..
ΟΙ ΕΚΛΟΓΕΣ ΕΡΧΟΝΤΑΙ . ΔΙΑΒΑΣΕ ΤΟ ΜΕΝΟΥ ΠΟΥ ΣΕ ΠΕΡΙΜΕΝΕΙ ΣΤΙΣ 18 ΙΟΥΝΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟΦΑΣΙΣΕ
- - Κατάργηση 13-14ου μισθού και στον ιδιωτικό τομέα
- - Νέα μείωση του βασικού μισθού σε επίπεδα Βουλγαρίας στα 200? καθαρά!
- - Νέα μείωση βασικών και επικουρικών συντάξεων
- - Μείωση κατά 10 ημέρες της ετήσιας αδείας
- - Μείωση των προσαυξήσεων (από 75% σε 50% ή και 25%) με τις οποίες αμείβεται η απασχόληση σε Κυριακές και αργίες.
- - Πλέον ευέλικτες σχέσεις εργασίας , κατάργηση συμβάσεων και δικαιωμάτων
- - Άμεση απόλυση 50 χιλιάδων δημοσίων υπαλλήλων το 2012. 200.000 απολύσεις σε βάθος τριετίας
- - Σταδιακή κατάργηση του ΕΦΑΠΑΞ στο δημόσιο τομέα – Άμεση περικοπή 30% αναδρομικά
- - Σταδιακή κατάργηση της αποζημίωσης..
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Politics can be merciless, and the IMF is political even if it’s not a country. IMF chief Christine Lagarde suggested in an interview with UK’s Guardian that the Greeks should pay their taxes. It turns out Ms. Lagarde—legitimately—doesn’t pay them herself.
In fact, her IMF salary of $467,940 plus an $83,760 additional allowance is not subject to any taxes. See Christine Lagarde, Scourge of Tax Evaders, Pays No Tax.
No taxes is the norm for most United Nations employees covered by a convention on diplomatic relations signed by most nations. If you look at salaries, those working for the IMF, World Bank, and UN can stretch their dollars.
As for Ms. Lagarde, gaffe notwithstanding, she is entitled to the IMF benefit. Perhaps she is also entitled to tell others to pay their taxes. Still, the Greeks may be understandably sensitive these days. They surely would prefer Ms. Lagarde to say something more like: “pay your tax unless you have legal and authorized ways not to.”
Last month's solar flare created a mysterious pulse on Earth - Scientists: The 'answering' pulse shouldn't have happened at all
After an unusually long quiet period, the sun unleashed a solar flare on May 17 this year - but scientists are now puzzling over what happened on Earth.
Neutron monitors all round the world lit up in response to the blast for the first time in six years, despite the fact it was an M-Class, or moderate, flare. The 'answering' pulse shouldn't have happened at all. Now scientists are trying to unravel what happened - and why our planet 'pulsed' in response.
Read more: Last Month's Solar Flare Created a Mysterious Pulse on Earth That Seemed to 'Answer' Sun's Blast
Η τεκμηρίωση του «Όλοι μαζί τα φάγαμε» θα περιλαμβάνεται στο ομώνυμο βιβλίο του Θεόδωρου Πάγκαλου, το οποίο σύντομα θα κυκλοφορήσει σε e-book.
"Η απάντηση εις την κατακραυγή που υπάρχει εναντίον του πολιτικού προσωπικού της χώρας «πώς τα φάγατε τα λεφτά», που μας ρωτάει ο κόσμος είναι αυτή: Σας διορίσαμε. Τα φάγαμε όλοι μαζί. Μέσα στα πλαίσια μιας σχέσης πολιτικής πελατείας, διαφθοράς, εξαγοράς και εξευτελισμού της έννοιας της ίδιας της πολιτική".
Θεόδωρος Πάγκαλος, Βουλή, 21.09.2010
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Ο κ. Πάγκαλος, ο οποίος δεν είναι πλέον βουλευτής του Ελληνικού κοινοβουλίου, παραδέχτηκε (Βουλή, 21.09.2010) ότι αυτός και..