Monthly Archives: January 2013

The 1953 storm happened 60 years ago today!!!

Have a look at this clip….
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21272289

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NAFTA trading bloc hw

1) What is a trade bloc? (5)
2) With reference to an example of a trading bloc (HINT NAFTA!) explain why the organisation has its supporters and opponents. (15)

FOR FRIDAY…..HAVE A NICE DAY OFF ON WEDNESDAY 🙂

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McDonalds:global and local strategy

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TNCs: Inside the McDonalds empire

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Unequal spaces homework

Produce an A4/A3 visual display about inequalities in Athens. You should use as many different images, slogans and add some facts too (they may come from the ELSTAT data we were looking at in class) to show who you believe are the people/places in this city that are the ‘have-nots’ in terms of environmental, political, social, economic and technological inequality. It is a very personal piece of work about your viewpoints and it will contribute towards our ‘research’ about urban inequalities (so we will include it in our method).

IT IS TO BE HANDED IN ON TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY

Use search engines (like Google) – especially the image section.

Also the Athens News has alot of info about what is happening in Athens http://www.athensnews.gr/

These websites may also be good starting points…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20958353

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21106156

http://www.currentconcerns.ch/index.php?id=1696

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17067104

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/misery-in-athens-new-poor-grows-from-greek-middle-class-a-814571.html

http://www.npr.org/2013/01/22/169931378/under-a-cloud-of-austerity-real-smoke-clouds-greece-as-well?sc=17&f=1001

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/greece/2013/01/09/Crisis-1-4-Greeks-below-poverty-line_8048707.html

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Inequality in Athens brings environmental problems!

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In this winter of austerity and Depression-era unemployment, a fog of woodsmoke hangs over the Greek capital on cold nights.

It’s coming from the tens of thousands of fireplaces and wood-burning stoves Athenians are using to heat their homes. Most can no longer afford heating oil, the price of which has risen 40 percent since last year. The government also cut a fuel subsidy for low-income families earlier this month.

Some Greeks buy cheap firewood; others used their discarded Christmas trees as kindling. The most desperate are burning old furniture and raiding protected forests. Someone even hacked away the remains of a 3,000-year-old olive tree where Plato is said to have taught.

Read this article………….so sad:(
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/22/169931378/under-a-cloud-of-austerity-real-smoke-clouds-greece-as-well?sc=17&f=1001

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Brain drain to Germany

Watch the BBC clip about educated Europeans fleeing places like Spain (and Greece) to have better prospects in Germany. BRAIN DRAIN!!!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21137326

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