The true image of North Korea, something that many of us could not imagine!

ss-090618-kim-jong-il-04.ss_fullA reporter from the English newspaper called Mirror managed to film the true image and story about how North-Koreans are tortured and forced to work as slaves for the military. Children starving, people carrying rocks as in the stone age, people forced to eat tree bark or even corpses and use the food as punishment, are part of the image that Kim Jong-Un does not want the outside world to see! Everything is controled by the guards and people have no rights, no money and often no food!

Comment: Kim Jong-Un should re-consider his acts before threatening some of the political powers

35j3tcWe all figure it out that North Korea tries everyone’s patience by threatening with thermonuclear war on South Korea, maybe because everyone underestimates its power and thinks of it as being one small communist country that begs for attention but also tries to show that no one should mess with North-Koreans. Believe it or not, as serious as it seemed at the beginning, right now is nothing but little “notes” sent to South-Korea where is written “Give me back my pencil or else…”.

They announced through a press declaration that the embassies should evacuate the staff because they don’t want to make any damages to their countries. Well, for one thing, we are talking about Russia, the most extended country in the world that in the time of the Soviet Union was the dominant republic that had concentration camps in Gulag during 1925, where million people that Stalin or local bodies of power have suspected of disloyalty were executed or deported to labor camps. According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Russia spent in 2011 nearly USD 72 billion on arms and is planning further increases in its military spending, with draft budgets showing a 53 percent rise in real terms up to 2014. As for nuclear preparation, in November 2012, the Federation of American Scientists estimated that Russia has approximately 1,499 deployed strategic warheads, and another 1,022 nondeployed strategic warheads and approximately 2,000 tactical nuclear warheads.

United States is also a power we should consider. Everyone should know that it has the world’s largest defense budget. In fiscal year 2010, the Department of Defense had a base budget of USD 533.8 billion. It was the first country to develop nuclear weapons, and is the only country to have used them in warfare, with the separate bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. Before and during the Cold War, it conducted over a thousand nuclear tests and developed many long-range weapon delivery systems. As of September 2009 it possessed 5,113 warheads operationally deployed, in active reserve, or held in inactive storage. This figure compares to a peak of 31,225 total warheads in 1967 and 22,217 in 1989, and does not include “several thousand” warheads that have been retired and scheduled for dismantlement.

It seems that sir Kim Jong-Un keeps upsetting China, Japan, South Korea, America, Russia and so on but the threatens are made on South Korea and United States. It is curious to observe how things have changed since his ascension to power from December 2011 until now:

– 2011 -December 19 – Kim Jong-Un has been appointed to more than 30 years, the leader of the regime in Pyongyang after the death of his father, Kim Jong-II.

-2012– February 29: North Korea agreed to suspend nuclear and ballistic activities in exchange for U.S. food aid, but gave up this commitment after a few months.

12 December: North Korea launched a rocket Unha-3 type designed under the arrangement, to place a civilian satellite in orbit. The international community has denounced the ballistic test.

-2013- February 12: North Korea conducted the third nuclear test, a superior one to the previous two (2006 and 2009).

– February 25: Park Geun-Hye, elected president of South Korea has warned that it will not tolerate the slightest provocation on the behalf of North Korea.

March 7: North Korea has threatened that there is a thermonuclear war risk, threatening Washington with a preventive nuclear attack.

March 8: North Korea announced the cancellation of non-aggression agreement with the South.

-March 11: South Korea and U.S. have initiated common military maneuvers.

– March 15: U.S. consolidated the missile defense device.

– March 18: The Pentagon has sent Type B-52 bombers that flew over South Korea.

March 21: North Korea has threatened to attack U.S. bases in Japan and Guam Island.

– March 28: Two U.S. bombers B-2 took part in a training mission in South Korea.

-March 30: North Korea announced that it is at war with the southern neighbors.

– April 2: North Korea announced it would restart a nuclear reactor closed in 2007 and consolidated device missiles on the east coast.

– April 3rd: Pyongyang prevent employee access to South Korean industrial complex in Kaesong, the symbol of inter-Korean cooperation

-April 4: U.S. has installed missile system on the island of Guam.

– April 6: Washington postponed the testing of intercontinental missiles that would be launched from a base in California.

– April 8: South Korea claims it has pointers on North Korea preparing to test a new ballistic.

I am sure of the fact that North-Korea will continue to threaten and even maybe start a ballistic war or thermo-nuclear one but this country shouldn’t upset so many people because in the end the one that will be crying is “baby doll face” Kim Jong-Un.

The worst thing I could think that will happen to North-Korea is that the country will start a war and will be so bombed from everywhere that there will not remain any living soul on that land. So maybe the North-Korean gangsta will like to reconsinder his actions and try and think in the favor of his country not out of selfishness and pride.

Ioana Toader,

The biggest career fair to take place in Bucharest, Romania this week-end

Targ Joburi

Approximately 15,000 visitors, over 90 companies participating, 3,200 career opportunists, 30 trainee and internship programs, 25 conferences and workshops are announced for the 14th edition of the great big career fair, “Angajatori de TOP” (April12-13 , Palace Hall Bucharest), according to a press release sent by Catalyst Solutions.

The top areas, depending on the number of opportunities, the top three are IT Software, sales and customer support, followed by accounting, internship & trainee, marketing & PR, procurement, telecommunications, engineering and administration.

In order to increase your chances of getting one of the jobs available, the organizer recommends candidates to learn about the participating companies on career portal and enroll in career workshops and thematic conferences.

In the fair will be a stand called ‘CV Clinic’ where applicants can receive information on procedures for how to write a CV and tips on how to improve your CV so that you can attract the attention of the employers.

“Angajatori de TOP” fair is organized by Catalyst Solutions, a company specialized in developing solutions for recruiting potential candidates.

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WikiLeaks to post new American diplomatic documents from the period 1973-1976



Julian Assange, the Australian founder of “WikiLeaks” will publish today, April 08, over 1.7 million of secret American diplomatic documents from the ‘70s, notes, reports and correspondence that will highlight “the wide fan and the field of” American influence in the world, according to the British Press Association (PA).

The new documents published Monday on the website will cover the period 1973-1976. But unlike those in 2010, they will not reveal leaks and can be found in the U.S. National Archives. Among these are the letters sent or received by U.S. Secretary of State at that time, Henry Kissinger.

Julian A., the computer activist caused some furors in the United States publishing in 2010, both hundreds of thousands of documents classified as secret about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also confidential diplomatic messages that in an embarrassing situation the governments around the world.

Julian Assange took refuge at the Embassy of Ecuador in London in order to escape an extradition to Sweden for a case of supposable rape and sexual assault, in which he maintains his innocence.

Ecuador has granted political asylum, but London intends to implement the Swedish arrest warrant.

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North Korea advises the foreign embassies from Pyongyang to evacuate the staff on April 10

missile-north-koreaNorth Korea pushes even more the threatens and announced that Russia, Czech, Bulgaria and Great Britain should consider to evacuate for security, the embassy staff from Pyongyang, starting with April 10, according to AFP.

“The Heads of Missions in Pyongyang will meet Saturday to adopt a common position and common actions,” said Bulgarian Foreign Ministry.

North Korea has transported a second missile Musudan (in picture) with medium range action on the East Coast and installed it on a mobile rocket launcher and is ready to launch it without any warning, announced on Friday the South Korean agency Yonhap, citing a senior government official in Seoul.

Musudan type missile, first disclosed at a military parade in October 2010, would have a theoretical range of about 3,000 kilometers that would be able to reach South Korea and Japan. Also, the missle can reach 4000 kilometers if it has an easy charge and could strike, in theory, Guam Island in the Pacific, which are important U.S. military bases.

South Korean and Japanese media wrote on Thursday that Pyongyang have located on the east coast an entire missile battery type Musudan. Military sources quoted by Yonhap affirmed that the North Koreans could make a rocket shooting on April 15, the date marking the birthday of the founder of Stalinist regime North Korean, Kim IL-sung, who died in 1994.

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Secret “dirty treasures” of many rich and important people worldwide discovered during an investigation by ICIJ

Dollars funnel.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) registered in United States, managed to expose through information leaks, the secrets of 130,000 people like politicians, artists and rich people, and 120,000 offshore companies of over 170 countries, including Romania.

The research, probably being the largest ever cross-border journalistic collaboration, was made by a number of 86 journalists from 46 countries from ICIJ, part of  Center for Public Integrity in Washington.

The report by ICIJ and its partner networks around the world is the first from a series of reports to be submitted by 15 April, other information following to be made ​​public during the year, as the investigation progresses.

“This investigation rises the curtains above the offshore system and offers a transparent image of the tax havens and people and companies that benefit from them”, declared Gerard Ryle, director of ICIJ. The files identify the persons behind the trusts and private companies registered in the British Virgin Islands, Cook Islands, Singapore and other tax heavens.

Among these people are doctors and dentists in the U.S., Greek middle class, corporate executives from Russia, Eastern Europe and billionaires in Indonesia, Wall Street speculators, international arms dealers and their families and associates of dictators.

The documents present facts and data namely transfers of money and connections between companies and individuals, and shows the expansion worldwide of the offshore financial secrets that allowed the rich people with good connections to elude the tax authorities, fueling corruption in the developed and poor countries.

During the research were interviewed hundreds of experts, government officials, lawyers, clients offshore and other sources around the world. Among those mentioned in the report are the wife of Russian Deputy PM Igor Suvalov and two directors of Gazprom. Which according to the documents, they have interests in companies from British Virgin Islands. All three refused to comment.

Another important name in the U.S. is James R. Mellon, whose family founded the companies known as Gulf Oil and Mellon Bank. He used four companies in the British Virgin Islands and Liechtenstein for trading financial instruments and the transfer of tens of millions of dollars from the offshore accounts from his possession.

Many of the world’s largest banks, including UBS, Deutsche Bank and Clariden have worked aggressively to provide business customers hidden companies in the British Virgin Islands and other tax heavens.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an international network of reporters who collaborate on investigative articles. The organization was founded in 1997 by the Center for Public Integrity in the United States to focus on issues that are beyond the national borders. With 160 members in over 60 countries, ICIJ focuses on cross-border crime, corruption and power.

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North Korea continues to threaten United States with possible nuclear strikes

North KoreaUnited States is being threatened by the North Korea, who announced in an official press release that they received the approval to initiate military operations against the United States, including possible nuclear strikes.

In a press release quoted by the official North-Korean press KCNA received in Seoul, General Staff Army says that they officially inform Washington that the American threats will be “crushed “through “nuclear striking ways”.

Pyongyang has increased challenges in recent weeks, and threatened with possible strikes against the United States, Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific.

“The time of explosion is approaching fast”, was added in the statement, which ensures that a war may take place on the Korean Peninsula since “today” (Thursday) or “tomorrow” (Friday).

The army believes that the entire responsibility of this crisis “rests entirely” to United States evoking the participation of American bombardiers B-52, capable of carrying nuclear bombs, and some “invisible” bombardier’s type B-2 at common military maneuvers with Korea South, which are currently running.

White House, asked on Wednesday North Korea to stop threats after the Stalinist state has intensified its bellicose rhetoric, declaring army prepared to take any nuclear strike against the United States.

Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the U.S. National Security Council declared that North Korea should stop threatening United States and to rather comply with its international obligations, because it makes North Korea even more isolated from the rest of the international community and underlines its need to develop economically.

Most experts say that the Stalinist state does not yet have the technology to enable the nuclear warheads deploy on ballistic missiles capable of reaching U.S. bases in the Pacific or U.S. territory even if Pyongyang made a nuclear test successfully.

The Pentagon declared on Wednesday that it takes very serious the threatens of North Korea related to striking the American territory and the Guam Islands, declaring itself “ready to respond to any eventuality”.

North Korea has placed the army in fighting condition Tuesday and asked its special “strategic” units to prepare for possible strikes against the United States, Hawaii and Guam Islands.

Also, Hawaii and Guam are considered outside the range of medium range missile developed by North Korea, which could reach, however, U.S. military bases in Japan and South Korea.

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Week-end events in Romania: SofistiCAT, WHITE SENSATION, Luna Amara concert, ROA live concert

White SensationFriday, April 5, 2013

20:00-Trooper & Iris brings an Iron Tribute at Roman Arenas, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15 for general access and RON 30 for VIP ticket.

21:00-East Roots concert in Panic! Club, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15

21:00-Fierbinteanu & Plurabelle sings in Alchemia, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15

22:00-Proconsul concert in Hard Rock Café, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 50.

22:30-Live concert Casa Presei in Spice Club, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

10:00-17:00 SofistiCAT- International cat exhibition at Palace Hall, Bucharest.

20:30-Radu Captari concert in Question Pub, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15.

21:00-Luna Amara concert in Fire Club, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 20.

21:00-Tribute concert U2 with Kindergarten at Hard Rock Café, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 55.

22:00-ROA live concert and AMON in Club Puzzle, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 20.

22:00-White Sensation-Source of Light at Romexpo, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 190 (pressale)/ RON 260 (Ring) , RON 700, 900 (De Luxe).

23:00-Party with Steve Lawyer in Studio Martin, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 25 until 01:00 and RON 35 after.

00:00-Luna Amara- video presentation tour- “Pietre in Alb” (Stones in White) in Club Why? Not, Bucharest.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

10:00-17:00 SofistiCAT- International cat exhibition at Palace Hall, Bucharest.

10:00-Absolutely Fabulous Fashion and Vintage Fair – Soulmate Friends Edition in Ambasador, Bucharest.

18:00-Piano Sundays with Allexandru Covaci in Frame Club, Bucharest.

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Movie openings this week in Romania: Olympus has Fallen, Spring Breakers

olympus-composite3Olympus Has Fallen

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

On at Brasov: Cityplex Brasov; Bucuresti: Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Grand Cinema Digiplex, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, The Light Cinema, CinemaPRO, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Glendale Studio; Cluj: Cinema City, Odeon  Cineplex, Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cityplex, Cinema City; Iasi: Cinema City; Targu Mures: Arta 3D, Cinema City; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex; Ploiesti: Premiera, Cinema City; Craiova: Patria, 3D Colours Cinema; Pitesti: Cinema City; Arad: Cinema City, Cinema City Galleria; Baia Mare: Cinema City; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City Braila; Bacau: Cinema City; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Tulcea: Cityplex;

Spring Breakers

Directed by Harmony Korine

Starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

On at Brasov: Cityplex Brasov; Bucuresti: Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Grand Cinema Digiplex, Hollywood Multiplex, The Light Cinema, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Glendale Studio; Cluj: Cinema City, Odeon Cineplex, Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cityplex, Cinema City; Targu Mures: Arta 3D, Cinema City; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex; Ploiesti: Premiera, Cinema City; Craiova: Patria; Pitesti: Cinema City; Arad: Cinema City, Cinema City Galleria; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City Braila; Bacau: Cinema City; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Tulcea: Cityplex;]

Coming up soon: Oblivion-premiere on April 12

Admission- premiere on April 12

21& Over- premiere on April 12

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Euro increases today and reaches the maximum of the past two weeks

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Romanian National Bank (BNR) announced on Wednesday, April 3, an increasing reference course of 0.49 bani to RON/EUR 4.4228, the national currency quotations being over RON/EUR 4.42 in the first part of the interbank session.

Also, the currency for the American dollar increased from RON/EUR 3.4398 to 3.4471, with 0.73 bani.

The rate for the Swiss franc decreased slightly from RON/CHF 3.6372 to 3.6340.

The listings RON/USD and RON/CHF are calculated by the Romanian National Bank depending on the parity RON/EUR and the exchange rates EUR/USD and EUR/CHF.

The interests charged on Wednesday morning by the commercial banks for deposits in RON for one day term continued to decrease and reached 4.21-4.71 percent per year, after Tuesday when it reached 4.49 percent-4.99 percent.

The analysts from ING Bank consider that this decrease of rates is related to the mismatch between maturities of government securities that will be issued and the securities falling due this month.

“Most of the state security titles, totaling  RON 2.5 billion, planned to be issued in April have maturities of over one year, while securities worth RON 2.8 billion which reach the same end of term in April were issued on a short term. Therefore, it is possible that most of the amounts due in April will not change the maturity profile of the investment and remain in the market, “says a report released Wednesday by ING Bank.

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