No Picture

Britain says to pursue balanced post-Brexit immigration policy

September 6, 2017 rbksa 0
Author: 
Reuters
Wed, 2017-09-06 10:08
ID: 
1504685779261328100

LONDON: Britain will pursue a balanced policy on immigration once it has left the European Union by seeking to attract high-skilled workers while driving the overall numbers down, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Wednesday.
The Guardian newspaper published a leaked government document late on Tuesday detailing plans to drive down the number of lower-skilled EU workers coming to Britain once it has left the EU in 2019.
“We’ll set out firm proposals later in the year,” Fallon told Sky News. “There is a balance to be struck, we want to attract to this country, not shut the door, on highly skilled people who want to come here and make a contribution to our society.
“Equally we have to make sure that British companies are also prepared to train and train up British workers. The public are very clear, they want to see immigration not stopped but brought properly under control.
“They also want to be clear that we implement what they voted for in the Brexit referendum.”

Main category: 

The post Britain says to pursue balanced post-Brexit immigration policy appeared first on aroundworld24.com.

No Picture

The Saker Warns “Make No Mistake, The Latest US Thuggery Is A Sign Of Weakness, Not Strength”

September 6, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

Via The Saker,
For a while already the Russian diplomats have been openly saying that their American counterparts are ?????????????????? or “non-agreement capable”.  This all began under Obama, when Kerry flew to meet with Lavrov and d…

The post The Saker Warns “Make No Mistake, The Latest US Thuggery Is A Sign Of Weakness, Not Strength” appeared first on crude-oil.news.

The post The Saker Warns “Make No Mistake, The Latest US Thuggery Is A Sign Of Weakness, Not Strength” appeared first on aroundworld24.com.

No Picture

German Food Chain Faces Backlash After Airbrushing Crosses From Churches On Food Packaging

September 6, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

Europe’s war on religion has reached an absurd milestone.

According to the Telegraph, customers of budget supermarket Lidl have expressed outrage after the company airbrushed Christian symbols from packaging of its “Eridanous”-branded Greek-food line, which featured images of the Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece, in order to remain “religiously neutral,” as the company claimed.

“The German chain’s Greek food range features images of the famous Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece, complete with its world-renowned blue dome roof.”

Shoppers have taken to the company’s Facebook page to express their “disappointment” that the cross was photoshopped. One user, Daniel Novak, wrote: “I’m highly disappointed in a company that is bending over to cater to specific people. Why are you hiding from the history?”

“We are all to learn from history, removing it with Photoshop will cause the same mistakes of the past to be done over and over again.”

One user demanded to know who the company thought it would be offending with the crosses.

“Steve West added: ‘Why have you taken the crosses off the top of Greek churches in your advertising?

 

‘Is there somebody you will think takes offence? There is. Me, Greeks and many others. I definitely won’t be using you again if you don’t reverse this policy.’”

Another asked why the company felt compelled to erase reality.

“And Daisy Matthews wrote: ‘Why are you erasing the reality from a photo?’

 

If there were products from Hindu, Sikh, Jewish, or Muslim countries with their symbols depicted on there I wouldn’t have a problem buying them.”

Still others said they felt discriminated against as Christians, and doubted that the company would treat an image of a mosque the same way.

“‘As a Christian I feel really hurt, discriminated against, upset and disappointed that you have done this, if it is the case I won’t be shopping at your store anymore.’

 

The ‘Eridanous’ range features Greek delicacies such as olive oil, Moussaka, yogurt and gyros.”

In fact, customers have also pointed out that some of the packaging for Halal meats sold at Lidl appear to feature buildings with minarets, a piece of Islamic religious architecture. According to the Telegraph, the row has spread across Europe, with shoppers in Belgium and Germany criticizing the policy.

The company quickly apologized, but it did little to quiet customers’ anger.

“We have been selling our highly popular Eridanous own-label range in Lidl stores across Europe for over 10 years now, and in that time the design of the packaging has been through a number of updates.

 

“We are extremely sorry for any offence caused by the most recent artwork and would like to reassure our customers that this is not an intentional statement. In light of this we will ensure that all feedback is taken into consideration when redesigning future packaging.”

But the Belgian arm of European TV and radio station RTL, which originally picked up the story after a reader who noticed the packaging wrote in, said it had been given a different statement.

Ironically, the company said it airbrushed the cross because it didn’t want to “exclude” customers of different faiths.

“‘We are avoiding the use of religious symbols because we do not wish to exclude any religious beliefs,’ it quoted a spokesman as saying.

 

‘We are a company that respects diversity and this is what explains the design of this packaging.’”

 

“Our intention has never been to shock,” said the supermarket’s spokesman.

 

“We avoid the use of religious symbols on our packaging to maintain neutrality in all religions.

 

‘If it has been perceived differently, we apologize to those who may have been shocked.’”

Lidl’s experience is one that’s becoming increasingly common in the modern PC-dominated culture: Companies offending large groups of customers while actively trying to do the opposite.
 

The post German Food Chain Faces Backlash After Airbrushing Crosses From Churches On Food Packaging appeared first on crude-oil.news.

The post German Food Chain Faces Backlash After Airbrushing Crosses From Churches On Food Packaging appeared first on aroundworld24.com.

No Picture

AU: 0.5637 SDR = 1 AUD 2017-09-06 RBA 4.00 pm Eastern Australian time

AUD/SDR representative rate as at 4.00 pm Eastern Australian time on 06 Sep 2017. The value of the Special Drawing Right is calculated by the International Monetary Fund on the basis of a weighted basket of four currencies – US dollar, European euro, J…

The post AU: 0.5637 SDR = 1 AUD 2017-09-06 RBA 4.00 pm Eastern Australian time appeared first on Central bank.

The post AU: 0.5637 SDR = 1 AUD 2017-09-06 RBA 4.00 pm Eastern Australian time appeared first on aroundworld24.com.