October is here… Hello & welcome!

hello-octHello October!!!      

Surprise me,                                                                       

Inspire me,

Bring only good things!

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Ready for October?                                                          I’ m so glad we live in a world

                                                                                                        where there are Octobers.

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Automated bike rental service in Bucharest

L’ Velo Urban launche the first automated bike rental service in Bucharest on Tuesday, September 27. The service is available 24/7.

There are six bike rental stations in the busiest central areas: Universitatii Square, Romana Square, Revolutiei Square, Victoriei Square, Charles de Gaulle Square, and Kaufland Barbu Vacarescu hypermarket. For the beginning, 210 bikes will be available for rent in these locations.

Users can take a bike from one station and leave it at another station. The system can be used only based on a card and a subscription.

An one-day subscription is 10 RON  (2.25 EUR), an one-month subscription is 35 RON (EUR 7.86), and an one-year subscription is 100 RON ( 22.5 EUR). Teenagers between 16 and 25 get discounts.

However, the subscription allows users to take a bike for 30 minutes after which they have to make a 30 minute break. Users who want to ride more than 30 minutes will pay extra costs: 4 RON  if they pass the 30 minute limit, 8 RON  if they pass 60 minutes, 20  RON if they use the bike for more than 90 minutes without returning it, and 25 RON if they use the bike more than two hours (120 min).

The cards for the system can be taken from l’Velo Relax bike rental centers at Aviatorilor and Tineretului. The subscription and extra costs can be paid by card at the rental stations.

Source: romania-insider

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

The first mall in Romania with an indoor ski slope

shopping-city-timisoara-1Shopping City Timisoara developed by the investment fund NEPI will be open on March 31. The investment will bring an income of 7.6 mil. Euros annually from the lease of 70,000 sq m of shopping center.

This is the 13th mall in NEPI’s property portfolio, which makes the South African company, the largest real estate investor in Romania.
Timişoara will have access to the largest Cinema City multiplex cinema outside Bucharest having 13 rooms equipped with 3D technology, along with a gym with semi-Olympic pool, a bowling area, billiards, casino, food court and a playground for children.

Also, the mall will have an entertainment area open non-stop and is equipped with over 70 last generation slot machines and electronic roulette. Photo: nepinvest.com

indoor ski slopeThe major tenants include Bershka, C&A, Carrefour, CCC, Cropp, Deichmann, Douglas, H&M, Hervis, KFC, Koton, LC Waikiki, Media Galaxy, New Yorker, Noriel, Orsay, Otter, Pepco, Pimkie, Pizza Hut, Pull&Bear, Sephora, Sport Vision, Stradivarius, Tom Tailor, Zara, Zoomania.

The group plans to open the first ski slope inside a shopping mall in the country, reports ZF.

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.

Exchange rates 01-05.02.2016

Exchange rates

exchange rate

Romanian leu (RON)

Source: BNR

1 Feb.2016 2 Feb.2016 3 Feb.2016 4 Feb.2016 5 Feb.2016
Australian dollar AUD 2.9472 2.9166 2.9137 2.9153 2.8925
Bulgarian lev BGN 2.3172 2.3059 2.3079 2.3052 2.3015
Canadian dollar CAD 2.9704 2.9523 2.9477 2.9480 2.9314
Swiss franc CHF 4.0838 4.0470 4.0633 4.0279 4.0583
Czech koruna CZK 0.1677 0.1669 0.1670 0.1668 0.1666
Danish krone DKK 0.6073 0.6043 0.6049 0.6041 0.6032
Egyptian pound EGP 0.5329 0.5280 0.5274 0.5149 0.5139
Euro EUR 4.5320 4.5098 4.5137 4.5086 4.5013
Pound sterling GBP 5.9604 5.9527 5.9764 5.9110 5.8439
100 Hungarian forint HUF 1.4565 1.4499 1.4513 1.4521 1.4524
100 Japanese yen JPY 3.4401 3.4227 3.4589 3.4305 3.4441
Moldavian leu MDL 0.2023 0.2037 0.2040 0.2038 0.1987
Norwegian krone NOK 0.4817 0.4740 0.4748 0.4755 0.4718
Polish zloty PLN 1.0278 1.0255 1.0254 1.0216 1.0204
Russian rouble RUB 0.0550 0.0522 0.0525 0.0527 0.0523
Swedish krona SEK 0.4879 0.4836 0.4828 0.4810 0.4791
Turkish lira TRY 1.4039 1.3995 1.4008 1.3928 1.3845
US dollar USD 4.1723 4.1344 4.1296 4.0320 4.0240
South African rand ZAR 0.2604 0.2579 0.2550 0.2546 0.2537
Brazilian real BRL 1.0438 1.0438 1.0354 1.0350 1.0347
Chinese renminbi CNY 0.6342 0.6284 0.6278 0.6130 0.6122
Indian rupee INR 0.0615 0.0608 0.0606 0.0596 0.0594
100 South Korean wons KRW 0.3463 0.3412 0.3392 0.3389 0.3377
Mexican peso MXN 0.2290 0.2253 0.2234 0.2232 0.2206
New Zealand dollar NZD 2.6964 2.6833 2.7217 2.7091 2.7031
Serbian dinar RSD 0.0369 0.0368 0.0368 0.0368 0.0368
Ukrainian hryvnia UAH 0.1633 0.1618 0.1604 0.1554 0.1549
United Arab Emirates dirham AED 1.1360 1.1256 1.1243 1.0977 1.0956
Croatian kuna HRK 0.5916 0.5886 0.5888 0.5882 0.5879
Gold (RON/gr) XAU 150.6539 149.5252 150.0492 148.6830 149.8924
SDR XDR 5.7487 5.7111 5.7168 5.6395 5.6253