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canada goose coats Bilbo was not alone in his belief that religion mandated racism. And remember, this is 1946, not Medieval times or even the antebellum era. If chronological closeness is the barrier for comparison, then certainly the President is justified in drawing a connection between such deeds justified in the name of Christianity back then and deeds justified in the name of Islam or any other religion today. canada goose coats

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Canada Goose online In fact, a mere two years after the publication of Bilbo book, the Federal Council of Churches officially denounced segregation, stating that Jim Crow was violation of the gospel of love and human brotherhood. Though many Southern churches did not desegregate after that declaration, Christian conferences and councils over the next decades made equality their focus. In https://www.getcanadagooseoutlet.com 1957, for example, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church told its ministers that is unthinkable that a Christian should join himself to Klan or Council whose purpose is to gain its point by intimidation, reprisal and violence, or that he should lift no voice of protest against those who appeal to prejudice and spread fear. As the Civil Rights movement continued, Christianity especially via dedicated organizations like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was one of the driving factors in protest against discrimination. It no coincide that Martin Luther King, Jr., was canada goose uk black friday a minister. Canada Goose online

cheap Canada Goose So Jim Crow was both a perfect example (and a recent one) of the religious rationalization that Obama mentioned Thursday and an example of the way religion can help the world. Which, in the end, although he didn actually get into the details of the complicated relationship between civil rights and Christianity, makes it an even better historical illustration of his point: that faith has often been used to justify cheap canada goose uk evil, so it all the more important to make sure it used to do good instead. As the President put it, the reality is that profound good, the canada goose clearance strength, the tenacity, the compassion and love that can flow from all of our faiths [operates] canada goose coats alongside those who seek to hijack religion for their own murderous ends cheap Canada Goose.

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Oficiul European pentru Selecția Personalului (EPSO) informează că Uniunea Europeană recrutează specialiști (gradele AD 5 și AD 7) în domeniul relațiilor externe.

Atribuțiile principale ale personalului selectat vor fi:

  • promovarea și protejarea intereselor și a valorilor UE în relațiile sale cu țările terțe și cu organizațiile internaționale;
  • acordarea de sprijin în aplicarea politicii externe și de securitate comune (PESC) a Uniunii;
  • cooperarea cu serviciile diplomatice naționale din statele membre ale UE, precum și cu Consiliul UE și cu Comisia Europeană, pentru a asigura coerența între diferitele domenii ale acțiunii externe a Uniunii.

Condiţiile de participare la procesul de selecţie sunt:

  • cetățenie europeană;
  • cunoașterea temeinică a uneia dintre cele 24 de limbi oficiale ale UE;
  • cunoașterea la un nivel satisfăcător a limbii engleze sau franceze;
  • pentru gradul AD 5, trebuie să fi absolvit studii universitare de cel puțin 3 ani, urmate de cel puțin 1 an de experiență profesională în domeniul relațiilor externe;
  • pentru gradul AD 7, trebuie să fi absolvit studii universitare de cel puțin 3 ani, urmate de cel puțin 7 ani de experiență profesională în domeniul relațiilor externe sau să fi absolvit studii universitare de cel puțin 4 ani, urmate de cel puțin 6 ani de experiență profesională relevantă.

Persoanele selectate își vor desfășura activitatea în cadrul Serviciului European de Acțiune Externă (SEAE).

Termenul limită pentru depunerea candidaturii este 13 octombrie 2020, ora 12:00 (după-amiaza), ora Bruxelles-ului.

Mai multe informații despre criteriile și procedura de selecție, precum și despre modalitatea de depunere a candidaturii găsiţi la adresa web : external-relations.eu-careers.eu.

 

 

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Turismul aerian, pe avarii

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În plină pandemie şi criza generată de COVID aeroporturile româneşti se zbat să supravieţuiască. La mare, de exemplu, poţi judeca turismul şi după cursele aeriene. Mihail Kogălniceanu este un aeroport pustiu unde aterizează 3 avioane într-o săptămână. Situaţia este la fel peste tot. Traficul aerian de pasageri s-a prăbuşit de la începutul crizei. În aceste condiţii bulgarii au reuşit să ne ia faţa până  şi la acest capitol. Pe aeroportul din Varna sunt 10 zboruri zilnic iar la Burgas 21.

Avem o mare frumoasă cu plaje de lux, dar şi cu staţiuni încăpătoare. Avem şi un aeroport în Constanţa, pentru ca turiştii să ajungă mai uşor pe litoral. Pentru oricine, asta ar fi reţeta succesului în turism. Doar că în România, este fix pe dos. În cea mai aglomerată lună a anului, August, doar un avion aterizează pe Aeroportul Mihail Kogălniceanu. Este o cursă de la Londra, o dată pe săptămână. Turişti cât să-numeri pe degetele de la o mână.

Şi din păcate situaţia este la fel pe mai toate aeroporturile din România. Criza provocată de pandemia de Covid a dus la disponibilizări în masă, rezilieri de contracte şi zboruri anulate pe bandă rulantă. Puţine au fost situaţiile în care s-au găsit soluţii de moment. Aşa se face că în primele şase luni ale anului numărul de pasageri a scăzut de la 10 milioane la doar 4. Numai în luna iulie scăderea a fost de 75 la sută. Per total anul acesta se aşteaptă la o scădere de aproximativ 60 la sută.

În aceste condiţii ajutoarele financiare oferite de către statul român aeroporturilor şi companiilor aeriene sunt aproape vitale pentru a putea depăşi această criză.

Reprezentanţii companiilor aeriene româneşti susţin că dacă situaţia nu se va înrăutăţi va exista o stabilizare şi atunci  putem vorbi despre o revenire pentru anul viitor. Asociaţia Internaţională de Transport aerian este însă mai pesimistă şi dă ca termen de revenire la nivelul înregistrat înainte de declanşarea crizei, anul 2024.

 

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Autobuzul CiTy Tour, tras pe dreapta

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Traseele City Tour cu autobuzele etajate au fost suspendate în această dimineaţă, în Constanţa, din cauza condiţiilor meteo nefavorabile. Potrivit reprezentanţilor CT Bus, autobuzele etajate vor reveni în trafic imediat ce vremea o va permite.

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