MALTA con Ryanair sempre più in mezzo all’Europa, con minor tempo e spesa e 9 nuove rotte

MALTA con Ryanair sempre più in mezzo all’Europa, con minor tempo e spesa e 9 nuove rotte

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Ryanair to operate nine new routes to and from Malta and Increasing frequency on three routes

Ryanair will be operating nine new routes to and from Malta next summer, bringing its total of destinations from the island to 36 – two more than Air Malta.

The airline said this was being done through an investment of $100 million.

The new routes are Baden, Berlin Cologne and Dusseldorf in Germany, Gdansk and Poznan in Poland, Manchester in the UK, Rome in Italy and Budapest in Hungary.

The airline is also increasing the frequency of its flights to Birmingham to thrice weekly, Edinburgh to five weekly and London to daily.

This, it said, would lead to the creation of 150 new jobs in Malta.

Ryanair would have an additional aircraft based here, bringing the total to three.

The airline said it would soon be launching a new ‘hold your fare’ option which would enable one to save a fare found for a period of time against a small charge.

It also said it was redesigning the interior of its aircraft to a more subtle white and blue as from January.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20151014/local/ryanair-to-operate-nine-new-routes-to-and-from-malta.588203#.Vh44Ath9x5U.facebook

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The best are moving away! Italian Expats Abroad, Multilingual and Educated – I migliori se ne vanno? Italian Expats, multilingue e istruiti

The best are moving away! Italian Expats Abroad, Multilingual and Educated – I migliori se ne vanno? Italian Expats, multilingue e istruiti

Expats from Italy move abroad for practical reasons, rarely intending to abandon their home country forever.

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Probably due to current subpar economic conditions in their home country, Italian expats’ main motivation for relocation is often the improved working opportunities other countries can offer. Over half (53%) mention the economy and/or labor market as an important factor for their decision to live in another country and the overall single most important reason for leaving Italy is finding a new job abroad, as listed by 19% of Italian respondents. As such, typical expat types among Italians are the Foreign Assignee (21%) and Career Expat (16%).

Germany (hosting 17%) and Switzerland (10%) are the most favored countries of the Italian expats, likely because of the proximity to the motherland. The short distance to home is indeed an attribute Italians appreciate, with 28% mentioning it as an issue that was on their mind when considering moving abroad.

Expat Statistics 2015

Expat statistics on Italians abroad - infographic

Speaking Proficiently

Regardless of where expat life takes them, Italians seem to be fairly talented when it comes to languages. Close to half (46%) state they speak four or more languages including their mother tongue(s). Globally only 30% of the expats are so accomplished. Italians also seem to have a good command of the local language in their respective host country: 58% boast being able to speak their host country’s language fairly or even very well, while only 48% of all survey participants say the same. Improving language skills also serves as a motivation to move abroad: 13% of Italian expats mention it as one reason for their relocation.

Academic Accomplishments

As mentioned, Italians often travel abroad driven by better working opportunities. Highly educated – two-thirds have a post-graduate degree such as a Master’s degree or PhD – Italian expats nevertheless tend to be conventional employees and managers (63% vs. the global 47%) rather than, for example, researchers (6%), freelancers (5%), or entrepreneurs (6%).

Overall, the effort of moving abroad is rewarded in the form of higher incomes: 73% say they currently earn more than they would back home and 35% even go so far as to say their income is now a lot higher. In general, Italian expats also have slightly higher incomes than the worldwide average: 59% of the Italians say their annual household income is higher than 50,000 USD, compared to 51% among the entire survey population.

Love across Borders

Italian expats happen to be single more often than the global average would suggest (46% vs. a worldwide 38%). Of those who do have a partner, 16% are in a long-distance relationship with their better half residing in another country.

On the other hand, only two in five Italians in a relationship have a partner who is also Italian. In 28% of the cases the partner is neither from the home country nor the current country of residence.

Attending Expat Activities

Expats from Italy have a tendency to keep company mostly with other expats. Almost half (48%) say their acquaintances consist mainly of fellow internationals; around the globe only 34% say the same. When asked about the origin of their expat friends, 21% say they are mostly from Italy, too. On the other hand, close to one-third (32%) has expat friends from a third country with a different culture and no shared language.

Being work-oriented, Italian expats most commonly meet new people through their jobs: two-thirds of them mention work as a place to socialize, followed by those who find friends through other friends (55%). Italians also frequently attend expat events, with 45% saying these are a good place to make new friends.

https://www.internations.org/expat-insider/2015/italians-abroad

 

Why US and not Europe or Asia are leading the Corporate world, Google has a new CEO, Sundar Pichai

Why US and not Europe or Asia are leading the Corporate world, Google has a new CEO, Sundar Pichai

Could you just only imagine to have this guy as the new CeO of the biggest listed Italian corporation in Italy ( in any case remember it ‘ll be 1000 times far away from Google capitalization) ???

NOoooooo for sure, and that’s why Italy has already failed as a country, as a system as a model.
The main reason is that Italians always feel to be the number 1….we do not need others….
The problem is not to be proud of yourself, but to perceive and react to the diversity (the key concept under the biological evolution theory) and different thinking not as values, but simply as a dangerous risk and as a threat to the status quo…..

This homologous cultural model is the perfect fitting way to lead the country on the path of the extinction, because you cannot attract what you don’t want.
This kind of countries, are systematically reducing their attraction capacity and their talent base, being unable to capture the best people from the world and instead reducing the diversity inside their teams.

It is very tough to be aware about it, but my advice is to move and live in a country really engaged with the practice of Collaborative Intelligence (Thinking with People who think differently) and you will evolve as well with the people and the environment around you …..and that matters a lot.

 

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Former Chrome and Android head Sundar Pichai will be Google’s CEO.

Many are still unfamiliar with Google’s new chief executive, who first joined Google in 2004 and eventually worked his way up to be Page’s right-hand man.

Originally from Tamil Nadu, one of India’s 29 states, Pichai studied at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, where he received a Bachelor of Technology.

He then received a M.S. from Stanford and obtained an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. At Wharton, Pichai was honored as a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

Before his first job at Google, Pichai worked at Applied Materials as an engineer and then at McKinsey & Company in management consulting.

Sundar Pichai

CHEAPER FLIGHTS TO MALTA ON THE WAY WITH RYANAIR

CHEAPER FLIGHTS TO MALTA ON THE WAY AS RYANAIR STARTS PRICE WAR

Low-cost airline Ryanair today promised to slash fares to and from Malta as it launched a new price war.

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The budget airline, which has a base at Malta International Airport, insists the cost of a ticket will fall later this year after announcing upbeat financial results.

It said lower oil prices and discounts by competitors should result in lower winter fares for customers.

Passenger numbers rose by 16 per cent, thanks in part to its new ‘customer-friendly’ tactics.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary promised the company would use the first half performance ‘to pass on very aggressive pricing so that we fill 15 per cent capacity growth in the second half instead of 10 per cent.

Ryanair has been flying high on the back of a new approach to make customers happier, including allocated seating and trying to change its reputation for sneaky fees.

The airline also hopes to introduce new menus, interiors and staff uniforms this year, and take delivery of 31 new aircraft.

Ryanair’s profit rose to €245million for the first three months of 2015, up from €197million a year earlier.

Mr O’Leary said : ‘Our mix of low fares, best on time performance and enhanced customer experience under our ‘Always Getting Better’ programme, continues to attract millions of new customers.

‘At the same time our focus on cost enables us to pass on lower fares to customers’.

Ryanair flies to Malta from more than a dozen destinations, including Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Bournemouth, Leeds Bradford, Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin, Liverpool, Gothenburg Barcelona, Milan, Turin, Venice, Luton, Stockholm, Madrid and Pisa.

 

http://www.bay.com.mt/index.php/top-stories/502-cheaper-flights-to-malta-on-the-way-as-ryanair-starts-price-war.html

About debt, sin and moral responsibility

About debt, sin and moral responsibility

FOR anybody trying to figure out why different cultures (Greece and Germany, say) seem to have different attitudes to matters like debt, sin and moral responsibility, it is worth looking at how words, including religious words, are used. But one should always be suspicious of simple answers and be prepared for surprises.

As a philologically-minded colleague points out in this week’s print edition, the history of the words “austere” and “austerity” and their German equivalent is paradoxical. Far from being a fiendish German invention, the word Austerität is a recent and relatively uncommon addition to the German language, borrowed from English, which took it from French, which took it from Latin, which took it from, of all languages, Greek.

Another piece of vocabulary around which big theories have been constructed is the German word Schuld, which means both debt and guilt, including guilt of the very serious kind determined by judges or religious preachers. Can the tough German line over the euro zone crisis be ascribed to this conflation of meanings, or to the idea that debtors are sinners who deserve to be punished? Explorers of this theory have included Yanis Varoufakis, who was Greek finance minister until a few days ago, and Stuart Holland, a British Labour politician. An article by Mr Holland, quoted with approval in a blog by his Hellenic friend, makes the following assertion about Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, and about German culture.

Herr Schäuble sees the Eurozone crisis as one of public debt. This is not unrelated to the German for debt, Schuld, meaning guilt……[The German philosopher Friedrich] Nietzsche also observed that there was a tendency in Germany among strong creditors to demand penitence from weak debtors for their debt-guilt and to punish them if they did not seek redemption.

If you find this theory at all compelling, you may also find it significant that a key line in the most famous Christian prayer (most familiar in English as “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”) can come out in German as “und vergib uns unsere Schuld, wie auch wir vergeben unsern Schuldigern” of which the most literal meaning is “forgive us our debts, as we also forgive those in debt to us…” 

But hold on: that is exactly what the original Greek of the New Testament (recited by Greek school-children every day) says. The prayer clearly asks forgiveness of our debts (ofeilemata) and offers the same to those who are in debt (tois ofeiletais) to us. The German version is simply an accurate rendering of the Greek text; so too is the Italian version, which speaks of debiti and debitori; and many English translations refer to debts and debtors. It is the English word “trespasses” (which in modern language suggests a rather minor infringement of somebody else’s space) that is aberrant.

And the equation of sin and debt crops up in many other places in the New Testament. To explain the meaning of that familiar line in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus tells the story of a man who ruthlessly demands money from his own debtors, but in turn is treated harshly by an even richer man to whom he owes money. By the same token, he adds, God will not forgive us for the wrongs that we commit unless we forgive others who have wronged us.

So is there, in that case, no ultimate difference between German and Greek attitudes to sin or debt? Or would there be no real difference if both cultures were equally religiously literate and close to their Christian roots?

I believe that a significant difference in basic attitudes does play a role in the euro crisis, and indeed that it can usefully be discussed in theological and linguistic terms. But it is more helpful to look at overtones or shades of meaning rather than the direct literal sense of the terms involved.

There is no doubt that Schuld as guilt can be a big, heavy word for a big, heavy state of affairs, and it is commonly used in that weighty sense. By contrast, the Greek root (ofeil– ) used in the Lord’s Prayer just about exists in ordinary language but it’s rare and a bit clunky. (Ofeileis na to kaneis, you ought to do it…) The word which is both common and resonant ischreos (debt or obligation) and its derivative ypochreosi(s) which also means obligation.

The striking thing about ypochreosis is that it describes a fluid, sometimes emotionally charged and above all personal relationship between two parties, the obligation that A feels to B because of some favour that B has done in the past or perhaps because of a family tie. A financial transaction can also create an ypochreosis but it is always part of the total relationship between the individuals. Renée Hirschon, a social anthropologist, has observedthat if Greeks react a little warily to gifts from acquaintances, it is because they are nervous of the ypochreosis that accepting the present would incur.

To make a vast generalisation, Schuld in the sense of guilt can often imply a broad, objective situation, which holds good, and has serious moral implications, regardless of the conscious feelings of the individuals involved. One person or many can be guilty, schuldig, before God or in the light of some ultimate moral law, regardless of whether they feel that guilt; and if they don’t feel it, they probably should.  Ypochreosis describes a more subjective sense of obligation between two individuals; it may be induced by social or cultural factors, but the individuals concerned do not see it as applying to anybody but themselves.

If you attach importance to Schuld in the sense of guilt you probably also feel strongly that there are rules, norms and laws in whose observance everybody has a stake, and whose infringement cannot be left unpunished without harming society as a whole. On the other hand, if you are more of an ypochreosis type of person, you probably tend to think that the enforcement of norms (and the calling in of debts) is, like just about everything else, a matter of personal discretion between the parties involved. If debts are rigorously called in, it must be because the creditor has “something against” the debtor, rather than because the creditor sees a general, societal interest in rules and contracts being observed.

With due allowance for the danger of all cultural stereotypes, I reckon that this distinction might be of some help in deciphering the euro crisis, or at least the contrasting ways in which people react to it.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/erasmus/2015/07/germany-greece-and-debt?fsrc=nlw|newe|20-07-2015|

Maltese trust their banks more than fellow Europeans

Maltese trust their banks more than fellow Europeans

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The latest Eurobarometer survey assessing Europeans on data protection issues reveals that a staggering 85% of the Maltese trust private banks with ‘protecting’ their personal data, more than the 75% of Maltese who trust tax authorities with their personal data.
The level of trust enjoyed by banks in Malta is 30 points higher than in the rest of Europe.
Only 56% of Europeans trust banks and financial institutions with protecting personal information which they store.
In this aspect the Maltese are more in line with Nordic Europeans than fellow Southern Europeans.
Less than four out of ten people trust banks and financial institutions to protect their personal information in Spain (33%), Greece (34%) and Italy (39%).
People in the Nordic countries are more likely to have a high level of trust in these institutions, with 93% of people in Finland, 89% in Denmark, and 84% in Sweden expressing trust in banks.
The Maltese are generally less worried than other Europeans about institutions and businesses storing their personal data. While 66% of European trust national tax authorities with their data, the percentage rises to 75% in Malta.
European institutions are also more trusted in Malta than in most other EU countries. In Malta 62% trust EU institutions with their data but the level of trust falls to 51% among all EU citizens. European institutions are least trusted with personal data in Greece (41%) Spain (42%) and the UK (44%) and are most trusted in Finland and Belgium (67%).
The least trusted in both Malta and the rest of Europe are online businesses. Only 27% of Europeans and 24% of Maltese trust them with on-line data.
Shops and stores are trusted by a higher percentage in both Malta (43%) and the whole of Europe (40%).
Mobile companies also enjoy a higher trust in Malta than in the EU. Only 33% of European citizens trust mobile companies with their data, but 48% of Maltese trust them. Only 18% of people in Spain and 25% in France trust these companies to protect their personal data.

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/business/business_news/54877/maltese_trust_their_banks_more_than_fellow_europeans

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Why German bonds could be even riskier than Greece’s

Why German bonds could be even riskier than Greece’s

…. or why bond are much riskier than they are perceived

Which will be the better investment over the next 10 or even 30 years: German bonds or Greek bonds?

If that sounds like a simple question, think again.

In the fallout from Sunday’s “no” vote in Greece, the price of “safe” German bonds has surged and that of “risky” Greek bonds has, predictably, plunged.

Bonds are like seesaws: When the price goes up, the yield goes down and vice-versa.

At today’s prices, a 30-year German Bund sports a yield to maturity of only 1.4%. Meanwhile, a 30-year Greek bond offers a theoretical yield of just under 13% — i.e., nearly 10 times as much.

Naturally the markets are predicting that Greek bondholders won’t get all that money. They’ll take what is generally called a “haircut,” meaning cuts in their coupons and final principal repayment.

But how big will the haircut be?

Unless Greek bondholders suffer a massive, catastrophic write-down, they will actually end up getting more money back on their bonds than German bondholders will. That’s because “risk” and “safety” cannot be understood without reference to the price you pay for an asset. A “solid” asset can end up being a risky or poor investment if you pay too much; a dubious or risky asset, as long as it has at least some value, can end up being a great deal if you get it cheaply enough.

Both could be the case right now. Greek bonds could be underpriced. And German bonds could be overpriced. A yield of 1.4% a year for three decades looks dismal from almost any standpoint.

Mathematically, Greek bondholders will end up ahead if their haircut is less than about 73%. Yes, really. Take a 30-year bond with a theoretical yield of 12.73%, and you have to cut coupons and principal overall by more than 73% before the owner ends up earning a net return of less than 1.4% a year.

The face value of Greece’s government debt is currently 170% of economic output, or gross domestic product. A decrease of 73% would reduce that to only 46% — about the same as that of Germany. That would be some cut.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-german-bonds-could-be-even-riskier-than-greeces-2015-07-08