Craiova city, a destination recommended by the British newspaper, The Telegraph

The British newspaper, The Telegraph has compiled a list of unique destinations that should raise the interest of British travelers.

14753304_1098393793563116_7791620928242220158_o 15977278_1164283803640781_5186081241074369514_nCraiova city  ranks in the top 13 destinations recommended by The Telegraph. Craiova city appears in the top 13 destinations for British tourists due to the opening of Wizz Air  Liverpool- Craiova on 27 March, 2017.

Photos: Aeroportul International Craiova

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A lesser-known destination in eastern Europe, the southern Romanian university city of Craiova, founded on the site of the Dacian stronghold Pelendava (which later became the Roman Castra Nova), prides itself on a strong academic tradition and wealth of important historical figures and the world-famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi who studied at the Craiova Art School and carved his first sculptures here. See six of them in Craiova Art Museum located in Dinu Mihail Palace wrote The Telegraph. 

Photo by @cvladulescu

 Below you can find the list with the 13 recommended destinations:
  1. New Orleans - Louisiana
        
  2. Pula, Croatia
        
  3. Girona, Spain
        
  4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
        
  5. Santiago, Chile
        
  6. Granada, Spain
        
  7. Dubrovnik Croatia
        
  8. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
        
  9. San Francisco, California, USA
        
  10. Stockholm, Sweden
        
    
  11. Oakland, California, USA
        
  12. Torino, Italy
        
  13. Craiova, Romania

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

 

The impact of Donald Trump’s victory on European currencies

gettyimages-615699240Donald Trump just pulled off one of the greatest upsets in political history, becoming the 45th president of the United States of America.

Trump’s victory in the elections for US president has immediately had a significant impact on stock market and European currencies.

In early morning trade, around 6.35 a.m. GMT (1.35 a.m. ET), the pound, euro, and the Swiss franc were significantly higher against the greenback, benefiting from the weakness caused by Trump’s shocking victory.

The dollar pulled back soon after Trump’s win was announced. “It is time for us to come together as one united people,” he said.

The euro initially gained more than 2% on the dollar. 

Here’s how it looks just before 8.45 a.m. GMT (3.45 a.m. ET)

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Even the pound which has endured its own struggles in recent months following the UK’s vote to leave the EU was around 0.8% higher to trade close to $1.25 before falling toward $1.24:

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Trump and his economic positions are seen as far less predictable than those of Hillary Clinton causing the huge reactions in the markets overnight.

Photos: investing.com

Employment rate in the EU

The statistics refers to people aged between 20 and 64 year old. The highest level in 2015 was registered in Sweden, 80.5% and lowest in Greece, 54.9%, according to data released by Eurostat.

rate of employmentEurope 2020  strategy provides that the employment rate of people in the EU aged 20-64 years to reach at least 75% by 2020, and Germany (78%), Estonia (76.5%), Lithuania (73.4 %) and Sweden (80.5%) have already met the targets set for that year.
The lowest employment rates were recorded last year in Greece (54.9%), followed by Croatia and Italy (both 60.5%) and Spain (62%).

Romania ranks 24 in a ranking of Member States of the European Union.

Starting with 2002, the employment rate for persons aged 55-64 in the EU increased from 38.4% to 53.3%, and the gap between men and women narrowed from 19.1% to 13.2 %.

Romania is ranked 23 in the EU regarding the employment rate of people in this age group, 41.1% down from 43.1% in 2014 given that most countries recorded increases.

The highest employment rate for people aged 55-64 was recorded last year in Sweden (74.5%), Germany (66.2%), Denmark (64.7%), Estonia (64, 5%), UK (62.2%) and the Netherlands (61.7%).

At the opposite pole there are Greece (34.3%), Slovenia (36.6%), Luxembourg (38.4%) and Croatia (39%).

Source: Wall-street.ro

Let’s celebrate O.K.

 

ok 1Everybody knows that “OK” (/k/; also spelled “okay“, “ok“, or “O.K.“) is a word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment.

On March 23 is celebrated the international day of the word O.K.

But who invented “O.K.” and when?

It seems that the abbreviation O.K. appeared during the American war of secession between North and South (1861-1865).
The military in the North were displaying on some boards the numbers of deaths in order to keep them updated on what was happening on the battlefield.
So on those “boards” constantly appeared statistics from the battlefield like “200 Kills”, “300 Kills”. Especially towards the end of the war, there were days when there were no dead so it was written “0 Kills” which was shortened after several writings in “O K”.

ok 2Another theory about OK says that it’s an abbreviation for “oll korrect” a humorous writing of “all correct” that would have appeared throughout the nineteenth century.
In any case, it seems OK first appeared in the Boston Morning Post newspaper on March 23, 1839.

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