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UN refugee agency: Asylum ‘under attack’ on Europe’s borders

first_imgGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency is warning that asylum is “under attack” at Europe’s borders, calling on countries to investigate and stop illegal “pushbacks” and expulsions. UNHCR said new arrivals to the European Union continue to decline each year, with 95,000 arrivals by sea and land last year — a drop of 23% compared to 2019 and by one-third compared to 2018 when over 141,000 arrived. UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Gillian Triggs said the situation should be manageable, expressing regret that the issue of asylum remains “politicized and divisive” despite the declining numbers.last_img read more

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The implications of Apple Card entering the fray this summer

first_imgThe Apple Card is a wake-up call for traditional financial institutions. Cardholders want a more interactive mobile banking experience that rewards them faster and they will switch to Apple if banks and credit unions don’t switch up their user experience.This Card Will Be Your Friend—Until You Become a Late Payer?Apple wants to be seen as the ultimate customer-centric brand, so it makes sense to promise its credit card will come with no hidden fees and interest rates among the lowest in the industry. But are these realistic expectations?Everyone hates hidden fees—If Apple delivers on this promise, it will score high points with its users. But some fees are not-so-hidden, and there is not much financial institutions can do about them. So, while card fees or international fees could easily be eliminated, late fees could remain an issue. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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AREC 2019: Don’t play blame game if you want to succeed

first_imgAREC 2019 keynote speaker Scott Dutton.A conflict whisperer says kicking furniture might work for some people’s stress but it’s no way to succeed in any market. Here’s how he advised a mayor to tackle that.Byron Bay-based Scott Dutton, founder of mediation advisory firm Fighting Fair, said one of his trickiest negotiations was 10 parties in a country town where the mayor kicked two chairs and stormed out in a temper.Rather than be shocked, the rest of those in the negotiations were unsurprised at the reaction, saying it was normal. MORE AREC 2019: Ditch the ‘oxygen thieves’ Mr Dutton, who has trained more than 15,000 professionals to handle difficult conversations, told the AREC Conference on the Gold Coast that there were three traps to avoid. “What happens when we fall into these traps? It creates disconnection. We lose the ability to relate, empathise and communicate with the other.”He said maintaining that connection could be put down to several things including having an open mindset, focusing on understanding rather than an outcome, and sharing perspectives.“Connection is key,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoAREC 2019 was held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. Picture: SOPHIE FOSTER“How does it get to the stage where people are throwing furniture and why can’t they have those difficult conversations earlier. Moving from difficult to connective conversations, there are three key traps to avoid,” he said.The biggest trap was laying blame, activating the fight or flight response in our brains.“The reptilian brain, when we feel threatened that’s where we go. When we are (there) it’s hard to think clearly. Blame is our reptilian response when we’re in stress.”The second trap was not recognising that there were multiple perspectives to every situation and the third was making judgments and assumptions without having all the information necessary. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58center_img Life lessons from escaping a bomb blast FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER How to survive in a tough property marketlast_img read more

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