Indo-European languages The Indo-European languages are a family of several hundred related languages and dialects. There are about 439 languages and dialects, according to the 2009 Ethnologue estimate, about half (221) belonging to the Indo-Aryan subbranch. It includes most major current languages of Europe, the Iranian plateau, and the Indian Subcontinent, and was also predominant in ancient Anatolia. With written attestations appearing since the Bronze Age in the form of the Anatolian languages and Mycenaean Greek, the Indo-European family is significant to the field of historical linguistics as possessing the second-longest recorded history, after the Afro-Asiatic family. Indo-European languages are spoken by almost 3 billion native speakers, the largest number by far for any recognised language family. Etymology History of Indo-European linguistics Franz Bopp, pioneer in the field of comparative linguistic studies. Gaston Coeurdoux and others made observations of the same type.
Job insecurity and health: A study of 16 European countries Stuffed animal - Wall to Watch - StumbleUpon This is actually quite a good idea! No Regrets: 15 Ways To Make Sure You Die Happy What does it mean to die happy? It means to have lived a life with few regrets, filled joyful experiences and memories, amazing people, and to have lived with purpose. The question is: How do we do that? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s not easy; it’s complicated. Here’s a guideline consisting of 15 tips that can help you live and die with a smile on your face: 1. Too much of any good thing ends up being a bad thing. You will enjoy each slice a little less than the last. 2. When I say as much as possible, I don’t mean that literally. Usually, we say no, not because we have prior commitments, but because we are either too afraid or too lazy to say yes. 3. As a human being, you can express yourself either physically or vocally, without having to use other external media. 4. Not only is laughing healthy for you, it also feels amazing. 5. There is so much to see in the world that by staying in one place, you truly are doing yourself an injustice. 6. 7. Your priorities are up to you. 8. 9. 10.
Labour's Chris Bryant calls for clampdown on exploitation of migrant workers | UK Politics | News | The Independent Labour has called for a clampdown on “unscrupulous” employers who reduce costs by exploiting migrant workers from Eastern Europe, cutting British workers out of the competition for jobs. The call by the shadow Immigration minister Chris Bryant had echoes of Gordon Brown’s ill-fated promise of “British jobs for British workers” – although Mr Bryant was careful to pitch his comments in a way that could not be interpreted as an attack on Eastern Europeans who are prepared to work for low pay. He promised that a Labour government would hand over to local government the power to enforce minimum wage legislation, and double the fines for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. His remarks were a recognition that Labour has appeared at times to ignore the fears of Britons about the impact of migrant labour at a time of high unemployment. When he came to deliver the speech, his comments about Tesco were more guarded. Mr Bryant’s speech also criticised another major employer.
Energy: Energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond Service tools Language selector Navigation path Home Energy infrastructure Legislation News room Funding Energy infrastructure Energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and amending Regulations (EC) No 713/2009, (EC) No 714/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 Projects of Common Interest implementing the guidelines On 19 October 2011, the European Commission (EC) adopted the proposal for a Regulation on "Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure". On 17 November 2010, the EC presented its energy infrastructure priorities for the next two decades, aimed at making networks fit for the 21st century. Related documents Brochure Brochure "Energy infrastructure priorities" [8 MB] All available translations. Quick jump Calendar
10 Qualities Every Alpha Male Should Look For In A Girlfriend Alpha men and women are those who shape the world. They are our leaders, our trendsetters, our troublemakers and our innovators. Without them, the human race could not progress. Being an alpha male is great in many ways and depressing in countless others. Finding an ideal girlfriend is never easy… but for alpha males, it’s even more difficult. 1. There isn’t much alpha males values over loyalty — they are pack leaders and expect those they lead to commit and stay loyal to them. 2. Alpha males aren’t brutes. Alpha males often fall into the habit of finding women who value superficial things over intellect. 3. Alpha males are driven by passion, by their wants, needs, goals and dreams. This is often why they have such a difficult time finding women with whom they wish to share their lives — few can keep up. 4. Living life as an alpha male isn’t easy — in fact, it’s much more difficult. 5. Control is the magical ingredient that turns dreams into reality. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Why?
Action promised to clamp down on working visas and labour hire companies following revelations of exploitation in horticulture and food processing - ABC Rural Updated The National Farmers Federation says mistreatment of workers has no place on Australian farms. Last night's ABC Four Corners program exposed extreme exploitation of working holiday visa holders on vegetable and fruit farms, and in chicken factories. The NFF says most employers do the right thing, but unscrupulous labour hire firms must be tracked and scrutinised. The NFF's Sarah McKinnon said the federation was developing a Best Practice Scheme for Agricultural Employment. "Farmers already have that obligation in some ways, because they're liable under employer sanction legislation for these breaches," she said. "But this scheme that we're proposing to develop will improve awareness of obligations and make sure that people are asking the right questions when they're hiring contractors." The Four Corners program, Slaving Away, exposed extreme exploitation of migrant workers in Australia's food industry. "It felt like we were going back in time. "The fire service has a role in this too."
Word Tips to Make Your Life Easier Word Tips to Make Your Life Easier Updated April 28, 2009 Prepared by Mary Whisner & Cheryl Nyberg Microsoft Word is a complex and powerful application. This guide does not come close to covering all the tricks – there are whole books for that, not to mention Word’s own help screens (Ask the paperclip!) and Support Knowledge Base. Instead, this guide just gives you some of our favorite tips. Versions of Word We created this guide in 2006-07, when we were using Word 2003 on PCs running Windows. Paste Special Wouldn’t it be great to be able to cut and paste from LexisNexis or a website into your Word document without all the formatting? Word 2007: In the home ribbon, Paste is at far left. Word 2008 for Mac: Edit > Paste Special. Word 2003: Go to the toolbar, click on Edit, click on Paste Special, click on Unformatted Text. But that’s a lot of mousing. Section Sign (§), Paragraph Sign (¶), and Other Symbols (Examples use §.) Word 2007: Short ways: Keyboard Shortcut. Word 2003: Keyboard Shortcut.
Fairtrade International / About / What is Fairtrade? Not all trade is fair! Farmers and workers at the beginning of the chain don’t always get a fair share of the benefits of trade. Fairtrade enables consumers to put this right. Introducing Fairtrade What is the difference between Fair Trade and Fairtrade? Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards. The Charter of Fair Trade Principles In 2009, Fairtrade International along with the World Fair Trade Organization adopted the Charter of Fair Trade Principles, which provides a single international reference point for Fair Trade. You can download the principles in multiple languages below and read an introductory letter from Ian Bretman, Vice Chair of the Fairtrade International's Board of Directors. Introductory Letter from Ian Bretman (PDF in English) English/French/Dutch/German/Slovak/Spanish The Standards
Futuristic farm shop grows food in synthetic veg patch London urban farming project claims to be world's first ever farm in a shopAll produce, including fish, eggs, vegetables, herbs and salad, grown under one roofFood analysts say urban farming key cog in sustainable agriculture practices London (CNN) -- Behind a Victorian shop front in the Cockney heartland of London's East End hides an urban agriculture initiative that claims to be the world's first farm in a shop. The aptly-named FARM:shop sits along a busy main road next to a ragtag bunch of more conventional retail outlets, most of which are in various phases of decay. There are chickens grazing on the rooftop -- seemingly oblivious to the red double decker buses roaring past below. "I think places like FARM:shop can reconnect people with their food," says engineer and co-founder Paul Smyth. While the ethos is community focused, the shop's interior is more like a laboratory than a local gardening center. The 'Park Supermarket' The supermarket park It's a pressing issue.
Petitions delivered to NA, others, National, Phnom Penh Post Protesting unjust employment practices and rude supervisors, hundreds of workers from Bloomsfield (Cambodia) Knitters Ltd travelled to the capital from Kampong Chhnang province to petition the Ministry of Labour, the National Assembly and the German Embassy. According to Nen Sarorn, an official from the Free Trade Union, the Chinese-owned textile company sells primarily to German clients, though he declined to specify which ones. Bloomsfield workers demonstrated on Thursday, blocking National Road 5, demanding the company reinstate fired workers, dismiss two abusive administrators, stop unjustly firing workers and provide half- to full-year employment contracts. Some 500 workers on five trucks attempted to enter Phnom Penh yesterday, but only one was allowed in, Sarorn said. “More than 60 workers were allowed to bring the petition … Prek Pnov district officials did not allow all of us come into the capital because [of] public disorder,” he said.