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The Syrian refugee who says: 'Don't come to Sweden... or at least think carefully about it' A Syrian refugee is using social media to dispel what he says are myths about what life as a migrant is like in Sweden.

The Syrian refugee who says: 'Don't come to Sweden... or at least think carefully about it'

"They give you a big house, a nice car and a job and lots of money... that's what Syrians back home think Sweden offers asylum seekers," Mahmoud Bitar told BBC Trending. The reality, Bitar says, is that life in the Nordic country is much more difficult than most anticipate. Bitar's humour and willingness to share the story of his journey out of Syria to Sweden has made him something of a social media star. But is life in Sweden really that bad for a migrant? BBC Trending visited Bitar to find out. Video journalist: Neil Meads. This Video Shows How Garbage Patches Form in the Ocean. The researchers at NASA’s Science Visualization Studio are the unacknowledged artists behind many a viral video.

This Video Shows How Garbage Patches Form in the Ocean

In the hands of the whizzes at SVS, spreadsheets and data turn into a trippy array of bubbles representing gamma rays, or a satellite’s view of water vapor swirling into atmospheric rivers. Sometimes the data viz artists work with other scientists’ data; sometimes they pursue projects of their own—like this awesome model of ocean currents. It’s actually a layering of two models, both of which show how trash in the ocean ends up in the five big pockets known as garbage patches. The first model, called ECCO-2, simulates the movement of particles propelled by surface currents, projecting their motion up to 20 years into the future.

Lead animator Greg Shirah and Horace Mitchell, the head data cruncher on the project, had the idea to drop the particles in the ocean all at the same time, evenly distributing them. The result? Go Back to Top. Poll: African-Americans, Latinos More Optimistic Than Whites. What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted. The true story of Sacajawea - Karen Mensing. Démographie. Les Latinos sont désormais plus nombreux que les Blancs en Californie. Selon une étude démographique récente, la population latino est désormais plus nombreuse que la population blanche en Californie.

Démographie. Les Latinos sont désormais plus nombreux que les Blancs en Californie

Le basculement a eu lieu à l’été 2014, et le phénomène devrait se poursuivre. Selon les données du Bureau du recensement, publiées en juin, “au 1er juillet 2014, près de 14,99 millions de Latinos vivaient en Californie, dépassant les 14,92 millions de Blancs que compte l’Etat”, rapporte le Los Angeles Times. Ce constat n’est pas une surprise pour les spécialistes. Le basculement avait été annoncé pour 2013, puis retardé plusieurs fois. Les chiffres officiels en ont finalement établi la date. “La population américaine compte 55,4 millions de Latinos”, dont la plus grande communauté vit en Californie, et notamment dans le comté de Los Angeles.

Help is Coming: how I chose a forgotten Crowded House song to help Syrian refugees. I have two singles of the song Go West.

Help is Coming: how I chose a forgotten Crowded House song to help Syrian refugees

It doesn’t matter which one I play. Either will reduce me to tears, but only one is intended to have that effect. The version that gave Village People a hit in 1979 was intended to be no more or less than a song about the American dream. With words written and sung by Victor Willis (the one who dressed as a naval officer), Go West transcended its lyrical intentions.

For thousands of gay men seeking to leave behind the strictures of small-town prejudice, Go West became the new national anthem of New York. Time has a crude way of separating the good songs from the bad songs. When Fleetwood Mac perform Silver Springs now, it takes on the form of both a karmic pasting issued by Stevie Nicks to Lindsey Buckingham and an apology from the band who elected, against her wishes, to omit it from the album Rumours. At times, it seems as if those sentiments are more in evidence in Germany than they are here. Notions Anglais Cycle terminal. Cartographie. Murs, barrières, clôtures : comment le monde se referme. Entre la Hongrie qui se barricade face à l’afflux de migrants – après avoir érigé une clôture à la frontière avec la Serbie, Budapest vient d’annoncer la construction d’un mur côté croate – , la Lettonie et l’Estonie qui se lancent dans des grands travaux de protection de leur frontière avec la Russie et la Tunisie qui dresse un mur de sable pour empêcher le passage des terroristes venus de Libye… les barrières de séparation entre les pays se sont multipliées en 2015.

Cartographie. Murs, barrières, clôtures : comment le monde se referme

Sans parler de Donald Trump, le candidat républicain à la présidentielle américaine de 2016, qui souhaite contruire un mur à la frontière entre les Etats-Unis et le Mexique aux frais… du Mexique ! En novembre 2014, à l’occasion des 25 ans de la chute du mur de Berlin, Courrier international a consacré un numéro spécial aux murs dans le monde titré “Cinquante murs à abattre” et publié une carte de ces barrières de séparation. C’est cette carte que nous republions aujourd’hui, actualisée.