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30th November 2012

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30th November 2012

What are some chat good chat rooms for teens?

Question by : What are some chat good chat rooms for teens?
Im 14 and no im not some 50 year old man looking for pretty teenagers. Im bored as heck and wanted to join a chat for teens. I really don’t care but all i can find is for Gay or Lesbian people not that I have anything against that just im straight and i really don’t want anything to do with love or video games. Just something for teens to do. Any good websites?

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Answer by Gregory
they’re called real life friends, contacting real life friends through internet such as facebook or msn. And you can find them at schools, I suggest you visit every once in a while.

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30th November 2012

Gay Teens Crowned Prom King And Queen

A gay couple won Prom King and Prom Queen at Sanford High School. News 8’s Cam Tran reports.

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30th November 2012

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The invisible workers

by Graham Bowley

Published 16 December 2002

People like Marianna, a doctor, clean our toilets, sweep our roads, care for our elderly. They shouldn’t be here; perhaps that’s why we don’t see them. Graham Bowley reports

The frail 23-year-old woman with long brown hair took the stuffy overnight train to Kiev six times, sitting alone among the milling crowds in the stark waiting hall at the British embassy, before she grew frustrated and turned at last to the black market. She was desperate to leave Ukraine: she had recently finished her medical studies, but to secure an internship, she would have to pay a ,000 "gift" to the head doctor. This was a near-impossible sum when, as a family practitioner, she would make only a month. So Marianna had decided to travel to England to earn her fortune.

There she would join her husband. Eight months earlier, in October 2000, Oleh had closed his wine distribution business in Ivano-Frankivsk, a provincial town in western Ukraine: he couldn’t afford the bribes sought by the tax police on top of the 95 per cent rates he already paid in official taxes. He had fled to London using illegal documents provided by "the firm", as Marianna called it. A few months later – and ,000 in debt to the firm – Marianna set off on a coach to England, feeling "calm but cold", clutching a student visa, and leaving Katrussia, her ten-month-old daughter, behind.

She is not alone. Of the 3,000 people in the village near Ivano-Frankivsk where Marianna grew up, half now labour abroad. The pattern is the same across the whole of eastern Europe – Ukrainians, Belorussians, Moldovans, Lithuanians, all the nations that emerged 11 years ago from the remains of the Soviet Union, are now pouring into Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Britain.

As a result of this burgeoning economic migration, there are now hundreds of thousands of people like Oleh and Marianna living among us. They are a secret, undocumented, even invisible population. But they are there, all the same. They stare back at us over our coffee-shop counters, they clean our hotel rooms, they toil in the dust of our building sites. And their numbers will swell as the new Europe opens its borders farther to the east.

"The amount of people who are working outside normal labour conditions is huge," says Nicola Rogers of Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (Aire). She adds: "From what I can see, there is a severe underreporting of illegal immigrants in this country. There is an increasing use of trafficking and smuggling. That is not surprising because people can’t come here by legal routes."

At the small, bare terraced house in north London, the Ukrainian woman who lives across the landing from Marianna and Oleh has been slitting her wrists. She has also been shoplifting and using forged Tube tickets. Everyone in the illicit migrant community possesses some forged papers – a Lithuanian gang, nicknamed "the Manipulators", provides Marianna, Oleh and their friends with any false document they need, from passports (cost: £1,500 in cash) to a bank account (£100) to false National Insurance cards (£40) – but most use them sparingly, and carefully. Marianna, who has been showing me her daughter’s creased photograph pinned to a wall in the tiny bedroom, is crazy with fear that her unpredictable, suicidal neighbour will bring the police to their door. If that happens, she says, then she and Oleh "will have to leave the house and run away quickly" and never return. Over the past two years since they came to England, they have moved house five times, always to one of the cheaper neighbourhoods that form a ring around central London: areas such as Stratford, Seven Sisters, Clapton and Leytonstone that most of the new migrants call home. Sitting there now, it seems a far cry from the majestic, dilapidated avenues of western Ukraine.

"We are trying not to develop close friends here," says Marianna, leaning forward at the kitchen table. A thin woman with wide cheekbones, a mole on her cheek and small glass earrings, she is very pale and visibly shaking. The tips of her faintly dyed hair curl on her shoulders. "Though we do have acquaintances, perhaps a hundred people we know, all Ukrainians. We all keep in touch by mobile phone."

After I have managed to coax Marianna to talk for a few minutes, Oleh, a lean, fair-haired man in his early thirties, wearing a fake designer blue T-shirt, tracksuit trousers and running shoes, bounds in to show me a well-thumbed photograph album. In one of the photos, a two-year-old girl wearing a yellow dress and with a cheeky grin stands in a flower-filled garden. The fair-haired girl gazes out from the picture at her parents, who sit in the kitchen 1,000 miles away. Together, Oleh and Marianna stare longingly at the image. "She looks a lot like me," Oleh says. He left when his daughter was six weeks old and hasn’t seen her since.

When, two years earlier, he arrived in London on a dark October evening – the bus from the east rolls in twice a week, packed with economic migrants on "student" and "tourist" visas – Oleh was met "by the boys", three friends who had already made the journey west.

His friends set him up with a building firm. To get the job, he only had to produce a bank account number and (false) ID, both purchased from the Manipulators. Since then, he has worked all over the city. On a bright morning earlier this month, Oleh leant against a metal railing in front of his latest construction site, a 200-metre-wide hole in the ground beside one of central London’s busy roads. Arms of yellow diggers twisted above lorries. From the grey earth, glistening steel pipes stuck out like a cage. In his gang, Oleh said, there were "four Ukrainians, two Poles, one Mongolian, some English and many Irish"; all the foreigners were employed at cheap rates to lift and carry, to do the dirty groundwork that the British and Irish workers refused to do.

"I work hard – shovel, jackhammer, everything." For these labours, he gets paid £6 an hour, less than half the amount the British and Irish workers receive. "Six pounds is considered very, very good money," he said. He works ten hours every day, half-days on Saturday, gets Sunday free. "We have to work hard all the time," he said, nodding at the blue wooden cabin high up near street level. "Our boss watches us from his office, and if anyone stands around, the boss will come out and point and say: ‘Take off your jacket. Go home. Don’t come back.’ And that’s that." He shrugs. "So we keep working."

"These people are being pushed to the margins of the British workforce," says Tauhid Pasha of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. "They have no recourse to labour controls, which means they are open to exploitation."

When Marianna first arrived in England, she had no job for the first six months. "It was a catastrophe," she says. Then she found a job cleaning hotel rooms. She took home around £20 for an eight-hour day. For better money, she found work in south London, "washing shirts in a laundry with 200 other workers, and they were all illegal". She earned £130 for a five-day week, but because she was working unlawfully, she had no means of complaining when her boss cheated her out of £400 back pay, part of which he said was a "deposit".

She went back to cleaning hotel rooms, but it was hard. "There were never any white English people there, but there would be some black English people working with me," she says. "I was paid £4.20 an hour, the others got £6.20." With a monthly house rent of £400, she and Oleh manage to save around £1,000 each month, which they despatch to Ukraine in a minivan run by a private courier that ferries food, clothes and letters across Europe. They are saving to buy their own apartment back home, which will cost around £9,000.

But Marianna doesn’t know how long they can continue: "I have finished medical school and here I am treated like lower-class help. When I come home, Oleh says I look like a grey old woman. I glance at my medical textbooks. I sleep. But when we go back, we must be able to provide a life for our daughter."

Despite the privations suffered at home and in work, migrants from eastern Europe like Oleh and Marianna continue to flock to Britain’s shores. It is clear that these people are not asylum-seekers. They are not fleeing torture or death in their blasted homelands. But neither do they arrive in Britain intending to live easily on our state’s handouts: they come genuinely seeking work. They are a people battered by cruel forces of history, by two world wars, by Stalin. Now, the collapse of communism and the efforts to build capitalism have left them free but impoverished.

They are here doing the work that Britons are not prepared to do: they are the ones cleaning our toilets, sweeping the roads, caring for our elderly.

"The fact that they then engage in work demonstrates that there is an economic need for them," says Nicola Rogers of Aire. "They are fulfilling a need in the labour market in the UK that people here are not willing to meet. So long as there is a market for them, then they will keep coming, either legally or illegally."

The exact size of this new workforce remains unclear. John Salt, director of the migration research unit at University College London, has estimated that there were roughly 1.1 million foreign nationals working legally in the UK in 2000. But "nobody has done the work yet that quantifies the illegal population", he says.

The government’s policy response in the face of such numbers has so far been muted, to say the least. The Home Office has eased some rules to attract highly skilled professionals, as well as expanding schemes to draw lower-skilled farm labourers for seasonal work, though these schemes have been criticised for still leaving workers exposed to gangland exploitation. For countries about to join the EU, new pre-accession agreements exist to grant some entrepreneurial migrants official status. But the application has to be made from their home country, and the process is so lengthy that, according to Nick Rollason, a specialist immigration lawyer in London, "although there are lots and lots of people who are coming in under this route, some genuine, some arranged by gangmasters, there is still a lot of illegal immigration".

Meanwhile, UK officialdom ignores the rest of the great, desperate masses who continue to press through Britain’s notionally locked gates. They are here, they pass us on the streets, they huddle in the shadows of subterranean bars singing songs of their Slavic homeland and in the small ornate churches dotted around London, taking the seats closest to the door for fear of police raids. Or they sit in shabby suburban flats, like Oleh and Marianna, studying photographs of a loved one left behind.


So fascinated was I by the cathedral, I very nearly missed the beauty beside me
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Thanks to twnklmoon for turning me on to the Orton Effect.

I am now hiding some images from my trip to Italy so as to not clutter my stream. Either use this guest pass to view my Umbria photos, or this one to view them all from the trip.

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30th November 2012

Can a teen be turned into a vampire on Sims 3 Late Night?

Question by ILoveYouSoMuch: Can a teen be turned into a vampire on Sims 3 Late Night?
Can a teen be bitten or only adults? How do I get teens to be bitten, because I’ve tried and the option wouldn’t show up. Does a teen vampire have to bite a teen?

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Answer by Amanda
If its possible, then I believe only a teen vampire can bite a human teen. Sorry I couldn’t be as much help, but as long as you have options you can never give up!

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30th November 2012

Does food affect acne and skin issues?!

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30th November 2012

Are there any suicide prevention chat rooms?

Question by Slavyanskii: Are there any suicide prevention chat rooms?
I am really depressed right now, and I want to talk to someone. I actually need to talk to someone. Any chat rooms out there that are currently online?


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Answer by goretti
Sorry, never used chat rooms, but hot lines sometimes can help. Not sure if you have ever used one or if you care for them, but you just call and chit chat with the volunteer. They are usually very friendly.

The phone number is 1-800-273-8255.

Hang in there…. :) Morning will come soon :)

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29th November 2012

Q&A: Can somebody give me a weight loss gym workout program for women?

Question by Mr. Akukibara: Can somebody give me a weight loss gym workout program for women?
I can’t find a free weight loss program for women that we can do for a week. Everything is for men.

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Answer by Jason Lim
In fact, a lot of weight loss tips that available in the internet, it is not only exclusively for men, but you can implement it to you as well. Most of the available weight loss tips ( I mean free tips) are guiding you how to have a good exercise, or diet plan in order to lose your body weight in short of time. But it may not be suitable for yourself, as all of us have different body types, life styles, eating habits and other factors.

When you get any weight loss program or weight loss tips from any books or internet, do not follow the tips or given weight loss programs blindly. You should always make your own research about any kind of exercise plan or diet plan, then only design and customize your own weight loss plan accordingly.

From the starting, you may find it is difficult for you to design your own weight loss plan. First of all, you need to know:

1. Your body type – related to your metabolism rate.
2. Your life style – what kind of exercises are really available for you.
3. Eating habits – for example, Asian used to have rice for their meal, but Caucasians are not. So how about you?
4. Your Weight Loss Goal.
5. Targeted Period to achieve.

From the detail above by yourself, I believe that you know what should you do to the next, else you can always contact me if you need my advice from my blog.

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29th November 2012

Teen girl Hải Phòng nhảy cuốn hút

Sáng nay, tại trường ĐH Phương Đông Hà Nội đã diễn ra vòng loại cuộc thi tìm kiếm gương mặt sinh viên tiêu biểu – Facelook 2011 do báo Sinh viên và mạng xã hội Zing me phối hợp tổ chức. Tại đây, các thí sinh đã thể hiện tài năng với sự chứng kiến của các vị giám khảo gồm: MC Long Vũ, đạo diễn Nguyễn Thanh Hải, danh hài Xuân Bắc, nhạc sĩ Giáng Son, siêu mẫu Thúy Hằng, diễn viên Thanh Bình. Trong buổi thi sơ loại này không chỉ là cuộc trổ tài của sinh viên Hà Nội mà còn có sự góp mặt của các bạn trẻ đến từ Phú Thọ, Thái Nguyên, Sơn La… Với sự cổ vũ nhiệt tình của khán giả, mỗi bạn trẻ đã thể hiện tài năng, cá tính của mình không chỉ qua mỗi tiết mục biểu diễn mà còn qua các cuộc trò chuyện với ban giám khảo. Chính vì thế, khán giả đã có những trải nghiệm thú vị với không ít thí sinh, như Nguyễn Hoàng Minh Trang của ĐH Thương Mại, Nguyễn Hương Xuân của ĐH Kinh doanh công nghệ HN, hay chiều cao vượt trội của Nguyễn Thị Mai Phương (ĐHDL Thăng Long). Cô gái duyên dáng Minh Trang dù gặp sự cố không ghép nhạc được nhưng đã có cuộc trò chuyện vui vẻ với ban giám khảo và người xem, sau đó hát mộc ca khúc 20 với thông điệp về một thế hệ trẻ tuổi 20 nhiều niềm tin và khao khát. Xuân Hương thì hài hước với màn nhép bà già amaha. Xuân Hương cũng đã nhanh chóng dựng một tình tiết khi ban giám khảo đề nghị cô không nhép mà diễn thật. Trong khi đó, gần cuối chương trình, Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo (Hải Phòng, Cao đẳng Truyền hình) đã làm nóng hội trường với những màn lắc người “điên đảo

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29th November 2012

Miley Cyrus responds to her HATERS *LIVE on Ustream*

Miley Cyrus was doing a live web chat on Ustream to talk with her fans. Someone decided to be rude, Miley fights back! – Watch the whole video here: Watch more Miley Cyrus Ustream highlights here:
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