Monthly Archives: November 2011

Axarlis, Stella (AM)


From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director, Board member and community advocate, Stella Axarlis’ career has been one of diversity, determination and inspiration She consults with organisations that are undertaking significant cultural change and presents nationally and internationally on issues of business excellence, change management, organisational culture and education and training. Stella Axarlis holds a Bachelor of ... Read More »

Almanya’da işsizlik azalıyor

Almanya’da işsizlerin sayısının, Kasım ayında azalmaya devam ettiği bildirildi. Federal İş Ajansı (BA) tarafından bugün Nürnberg kentinde yapılan açıklamada, işsizlerin sayısının bu ay Ekim ayına göre 24 bin azalarak 2 milyon 713 bine gerilediği belirtildi. İşsizlerin sayısının geçen yılın Kasım ayına göre de 214 bin azaldığı ifade edilen açıklamada, geçen yılın Kasım ayında yüzde 7 olan işsizlik oranının da bu ... Read More »

”Γράφοντας για τον εαυτό μου”

Προέχει η κοινωνική συναίνεση για έξοδο από την κρίση Η φορολογία δεν μπορεί να αλλάζει κάθε Σαββατοκύριακο, επεσήμανε ο Β. Μαρκεζίνης, στην παρουσίαση του νέου βιβλίου του Το νέο βιβλίο του διαπρεπούς ακαδημαϊκού Υπέρ της κοινωνικής και όχι τόσο της πολιτικής συναίνεσης τάχθηκε χθες στην παρουσίαση του νέου του βιβλίου από τις εκδόσεις Λιβάνη με τίτλο “Γράφοντας για τον εαυτό ... Read More »

UN envoy: No reunified Cyprus if peace talks fail

It’s unlikely ethnically divided Cyprus will ever be reunified if ongoing peace talks aimed at creating a federation collapse, a United Nations envoy said Wednesday. Alexander Downer (Photo: Cihan) Alexander Downer said the latest round of negotiations between internationally recognized Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots that began more than three years ago amid high hopes of a peace deal haven’t ... Read More »

Michael Shannon: ‘I’m not trying to exorcise any demons’

‘If I were God,” says Michael Shannon, “I would just be up there scratching my head, thinking: what the hell am I supposed to do with this? Michael Shannon in Take Shelter, a part written for him by director Jeff Nichols. Photograph: Sony Pics/Everett/Rex Features For everyone helping an old lady across the street, there’s someone else bludgeoning a person to ... Read More »

Atheists say EU privileging religious leaders over non-believers

BRUSSELS – The European Union is keen to involve religious leaders in a policy dialogue, as required by the EU treaties, while consultations with atheists appear to be more of a chore that Brussels is resigned to, representatives of European secularist organisations are complaining. St Peter’s dome in The Vatican: non-theists say believers get too much of a say (Photo: ... Read More »

CSIS right to worry about Chinese spies

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) director Richard Fadden was right all along. Former diplomat Brian McAdam, who detailed how the Chinese government recruits many of its informants — sexpionage. He said “virtually all” hotels in China are rigged with microphones and video cameras and many brothels, karaoke bars and massage parlours are owned by Triads who co-operate with Chinese intelligence ... Read More »

Is the OSCE relevant to Cyprus? Or is Cyprus irrelevant to the OSCE?

The 18th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is being held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on December 6 and 7. What is the purpose of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the OSCE, if the Organization refuses to address the challenge in Cyprus? What is the need for the Foreign Minister of Cyprus to travel ... Read More »

Myanmar: A New Peace Initiative

After demonstrating commitment to an extraordinary series of social, economic and political reforms, Myanmar’s new government has launched a bold peace initiative with potential to resolve the devastating 60-year civil war with ethnic groups. Since taking office in March 2011, President Thein Sein has moved remarkably quickly to implement reforms. He has reached out to opposition leader Aung San Suu ... Read More »