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Pilot test: EU citizen can now submit applications to remain in UK after Brexit

Impact of Brexit on Migrants , thats how they are reaching to UK from France

EU nationals wanting to stay in Britain after Brexit can start applying from today.

Home office started taking EU citizen applications today

So the first way of Brexit execution is visible as Home office trials begins and approached some citizen from liverpool and some from north west of England to submit their applications as they are living for more than 5 years in UK, after submission of forms they will undergo scrutiny and prudently allotted status of “Settled Status” to stay in UK. Every EU citizen living in UK for 5 or more years and has home would be asked to apply and avail this status and shun any thing odd.

However all those EU citizens living in UK for less than 5 years will have to wait for the remaining time and once they complete they could also submit their application in order to avail the “Settled Status”, its not yet decided the how the time difference would be catered.

Applications will cost £65 for adults and £32.50 for children under the age of 16.

Applicants will be asked to prove their identity, declare any criminal convictions and upload a facial photograph

The first EU nationals wishing to apply to stay in the UK after Brexit are submitting their paperwork as part of a Home Office trial.

“Settled status” will allow non-British Europeans who have been living in the UK for at least five years to secure their right to stay in the country.

NHS workers in the north-west of England and students and staff from three Liverpool universities are among those invited to apply early for a “managed live trial” of the process, which the Home Office says should involve up to 4,000 people to iron out any kinks before a phased roll-out by the end of the year.

Since the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, EU citizens who have made their homes in Britain have been securing their status by applying for “permanent residency” cards – an expensive and arduous bureaucratic process that was never designed to cater for them.

The inundation of applications led to a backlog at the Home Office and prompted Theresa May to unveil plans for the new “settled status” system.

Under the EU Settlement Scheme, EU citizens and family members who have been in the UK for five years by the end of 2020 will be able to apply for settled status, meaning they are free to go on living and working in the UK indefinitely.

People’s Vote march – demanding vote on final Brexit deal

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The Home Office will check employment and benefits data to confirm proof of residence, while all applications will be run through UK criminality and security databases. Previously, EU applicants for permanent residency had to provide dossiers of documents proving where they were, and what they were doing, for the whole of their five years in the UK.

Those who have arrived by December 31 2020, but do not have five years’ residence, can apply for “pre-settled status” in a similar process, and then have their status upgraded free of charge to “settled” once they reach the five-year threshold.

The Home Office says it wants to make the process “as quick and user-friendly as possible”, and that the full scheme will be in place by 30 March 2019. It also reminds EU citizens that their rights will not change until the end of the Brexit transition period in 2021 and so they don’t need to apply straight away – presumably to avoid another inundation of paperwork.

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China & Google finally borne: Accept our terms or stay out

It was a long way of negotiations between China and Google, Chinese are way to particular about there norms and values and don’t allow any one to breach their sentiments no matter you ranked in top brands of the world. Back in 2006 Google started negotiations with China to launch its search engine in China but China has some serious reservations and they drive there people according to their law and pattern.

Google to launch Censor Search Engine in China: sources

It took almost 10 years to both sides to understand each other and realize the business they are missing and service. Now According to a report by the Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher on Wednesday, the search engine will “blacklist sensitive queries” and filter out websites blocked by the Chinese government. Search terms about sensitive subjects such as human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest will be among those blocked.

China censors online information to quash political dissent — and just about anything the government deems dangerous. Google is currently blocked in the country, along with other media giants like Facebook, the New York Times, and YouTube.

With 750 million internet users, China is a huge untapped market for Google. The move to launch a censored search engine in the nation is likely to be great for both Google’s stock and its shareholders.

Google has already proven it’s more comfortable in moral gray areas these days. Now that the U.S. government is less likely to discourage Google from helping a government censor its media, why wouldn’t Google cash in on the opportunity?

A whistleblower provided the site with internal documents on the project, codename Dragonfly, which launched in the spring of 2017. Through Dragonfly, Google is building a special Android search app that follows the Chinese government’s strict censorship guidelines.

The government has already seen a version of the app, and the final product could launch in the nation within the next six to nine months, according to The Intercept’s report.

Google declined project with US Govt amid employees revolt

What exactly is Project Maven

The Department of Defense of the United States gets a lot of data every year, including millions of hours of video almost impossible to process by its human workers. That is why last summer they announced the start-up of Project Maven, a project to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to process all the data they obtain.

Project Maven focuses on computer vision, an aspect of machine learning and deep learning with which they want to be able to extract objects of interest automatically from still or moving images. This means that an artificial intelligence will analyze the videos and photos , and that it will automatically detect any element that has been trained to qualify as relevant

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Google employees do not want their company to collaborate with the United States Pentagon by perfecting the artificial intelligence of their systems. In an open letter published in full by media such as the New York Times , about 3,100 employees sign up to directly contact Sundar Pichai asking him to stop working on Project Maven.

It is a pentagon program in which Google is one of the collaborating companies, and which seeks to use articial intelligence to interpret video images. This, much as Google is trying to iron out the issue, has the potential to help improve the targeting of drone attacks and thus improve their effectiveness.

“We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” they say at the beginning of the open letter. “Therefore, we ask that the Maven Project be canceled and that Google write, publish and apply a clear policy that establishes that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build a technology of war.”

China mostly banned Silicon Valley companies because of this reason

In such a tech era where everything is pinching towards digital medium, one cannot even imagine living life without websites such as Google, Youtube, Netflix or Twitter, China has banned all such foreign companies.

Ever since the Chinese Government banned Facebook in 2009, Mark Zuckerberg has been making annual trips there attempting to persuade its leaders to let his company back in. He learned Mandarin and jogged through the smog-filled streets of Beijing to show how much he loved the country. Facebook even created new tools to allow China to do something that goes against Facebook’s founding principles — censor content.

But the Chinese haven’t obliged. They saw no advantages in letting a foreign company dominate their technology industry. China also blocked Google, Twitter, and Netflix and raised enough obstacles to force Uber out.

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Chinese technology companies are now amongst the most valuable — and innovative — in the world. Facebook’s Chinese competitor, Tencent, eclipsed it in market capitalization in November, crossing the $500 billion mark. Tencent’s social-media platform, WeChat, enables bill payment, taxi ordering, and hotel booking while chatting with friends; it is so far ahead in innovation that Facebook may be copying its features. Other Chinese companies, such as Alibaba, Baidu, and DJI, are racing ahead in e-commerce, logistics, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and drone technologies. These companies are gearing up to challenge Silicon Valley itself.

The protectionism that economists have long decried, which favors domestic supplies of physical goods and services, limits competition and thereby the incentive to innovate and evolve. It creates monopolies, raises costs, and stifles a country’s competitiveness and productivity. But this is not a problem in the Internet world.

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Over the Internet, knowledge, and ideas spread instantaneously. Entrepreneurs in one country can easily learn about the innovations and business models of another country and duplicate them. Technologies are advancing on exponential curves and becoming faster and cheaper — so every country can afford them. Any technology company in any country that does not innovate risks going out of business because local startups are constantly emerging that have the ability to challenge them.

Chinese technology protectionism created a fertile ground for local startups by eliminating the fear of foreign predators. And there was plenty of competition — coming from within China.

Silicon Valley’s moguls openly tout the need to build monopolies and gain an unfair competitive advantage by dumping capital. They take pride in their position in an economy in which money is the ultimate weapon and winners take all. If tech companies cannot copy a technology, they buy the competitor.

Amazon, for example, has been losing money or earning razor-thin margins for more than two decades. But because it was gaining market share and killing off its brick-and-mortar competition, investors rewarded it with a high stock price. With this inflated capitalization, Amazon raised money at below market interest rates and used it to increase its market share. Uber has used the same strategy to raise billions of dollars to put potential global competitors out of business. It has been unscrupulous and unethical in its business practices.

Though this may sound strange, copying is good for innovation. This is how Chinese technology companies got started: by adapting Silicon Valley’s technologies for Chinese use and improving on them. It’s how Silicon Valley works too.

Steve Jobs built the Macintosh by copying the windowing interface from the Palo Alto Research Center. As he admitted in 1994, “Picasso had a saying, ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal’; and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

Apple usually lags in innovations so that it can learn from the successes of others. Indeed, almost every Apple product has elements that are copied. The iPod, for example, was invented by British inventor Kane Kramer; iTunes was built on a technology purchased from Soundjam, and the iPhone frequently copies Samsung’s mobile technologies — while Samsung copies Apple’s.

Facebook’s origins also hark back to the ideas that Zuckerberg copied from MySpace and Friendster. And nothing has changed since Facebook Places is a replica of Foursquare; Messenger video duplicates Skype; Facebook Stories is a clone of Snapchat, and Facebook Live combines the best features of Meerkat and Periscope. Facebook tried mimicking Whatsapp but couldn’t gain market share, so it spent a fortune to buy the company (again acting on the Silicon Valley mantra that if stealing doesn’t work, then buy).

China opened its doors at first to let Silicon Valley companies bring in their ideas to train its entrepreneurs. And then it abruptly locked those companies out so that local business could thrive. It realized that Silicon Valley had such a monetary advantage that local entrepreneurs could never compete.

America doesn’t realize how much things have changed and how rapidly it is losing its competitive edge. With the Trump administration’s constant anti-immigrant rants, foreign-born people are getting a clear message: Go home; we don’t want you. This is a gift to the rest of the world’s nations because the immigrant exodus is boosting their innovation capabilities. And America’s rising protectionist sentiments provide encouragement to other nations to raise their own walls.

Most Expensive Luxury Hotels in the World

Care to test an existence of champagne and caviar? Make certain to pack your creator gear for this fun commencement of the world’s most sumptuous (and costly) inns.

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

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With regards to extravagant inns, this one is at the best. Costing around $3 billion to construct, Emirates Palace has 394 rooms and suites, 40 meeting and gathering rooms, a white sand shoreline, a heap of pools and wellsprings, a lavish spa, marble imported from 13 distinct nations and more than 1,000 precious stone light fixtures. It resembles a little joy fortification that additionally gloats the most esteemed marina advancement in the Middle East. Sovereignty, or the individuals who need to feel like it, can abound in one of the numerous royal residence suites, all with rich surroundings that would befit a Sultan of old yet with enough current courtesies to satisfy the present best head honchos.

Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey

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Worked by Russian Billionaire Telman Ismailov in 2009 to the tune of $1.65 billion, the Mardan Palace Hotel in Antalya, Turkey brags the biggest swimming pool in the Mediterranean (fits 1,000 visitors) and is touted as a standout amongst the most first class lavish lodgings in Europe. Past the corruptly luxurious suites and stunning insides of gold leaf, precious stone, and Italian marble, there are likewise ten feasting spots, 17 bars, an extravagant spa and a submerged aquarium brimming with outlandish fish. 9,000 tons of white sand was flown in from Egypt for the shoreline alone. Every minute of every day individual head servant benefit is additionally included.

The Westin Excelsior, Rome

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Worked in 1906, The Westin Excelsior Rome has a noteworthy family in the Via Veneto region. In spite of the fact that most rooms are reasonable, their piece de protection is the Villa La Cupola Suite that has as of late been “revived” with a $7 million remodel. This mark extravagance cover traverses two full floors making it the biggest suite in Italy. Outfitted in stupendous old style with present day cutting edge contraptions, hand-frescoed church building style vaults, its own particular private wellness room, sauna, steam shower and Jacuzzi, and a formal lounge area, it’s a perpetual most loved for the individuals who esteem cash to be no protest.

 

Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

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Worked to take after a surging sail, the shocking design of Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai makes it a standout amongst the most captured on the planet. All rooms are rich suites crossing two stories with cutting edge everything and unfathomable perspectives. What’s more, past the special over-the-top enhancements like the appended heliport and drifting tennis courts, there is a huge range of modern eating and nightlife choices. Their visitor mind is additionally genuinely serious. Upscale additional items incorporate into suite registration, all day, every day individual accessible if the need arises head servants, and an escort driven Rolls Royce armada, all obliging an amazingly all around obeyed VIP customers that regularly incorporates sovereignty.

The Plaza, New York City

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In spite of the fact that the Big Apple has numerous unbelievable and swanky lodgings, The Plaza is regularly the best decision for going by VIPs-particularly for its Royal Plaza Suite that gloats the best perspectives of Manhattan. The three-room/three-lavatory suite is styled in the most rich of old world beguile with a formal lounge area, a library, an exercise room, a stupendous piano, full kitchen (for individual gourmet experts), and a steward’s storeroom, and is adjusted by its own particular private lift. Steward benefit is additionally included. Worked in 1907, the famous structure was assigned as a National Historic Landmark in 1969.

Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

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Worked in tribute to the amazing lost city, Atlantis Paradise Island is a 141-section of land office touted as the chief extravagance resort goal in the Bahamas. It’s the resort’s Royal Towers Bridge Suite on the 23rd story that truly hauls out ALL the swanky stops. It traverses ten extravagant rooms bested by 12-ft. roofs and full length windows and incorporates an amazing piano, twin stimulation focuses, a formal lounge area with a 22-karat gold ceiling fixture, whirlpool tubs, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg… Plus a lasting staff of seven  to take into accounts you’re each impulse

Palms, Las Vegas

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The Las Vegas Palms is celebrated for hot shot living, and what better approach to truly enjoy Sin City than horsing around in one of their extravagance housetop suites like the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa. The suite obliges up to 250 individuals for a social affair and brags an enormous housetop Jacuzzi hanging over The Strip. A private glass lift, pivoting bed, rec center, sauna, media room and stocked bar make these swanky burrows the ideal spot to satisfy the dream of living in the style the world’s most acclaimed playboy is acclimated to. (Did anybody say single man or lone wolfs party?

The Boulders, Arizona

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The goodness factor is left to Mother Nature at The Boulders, and it’s similarly also, as no man-made stylistic theme could contend with the resort’s strange 12-million-year-old shake developments. Crossing 1,300 sections of land of the Sonoran Desert, the huge spa compound guarantees a definitive in normal restoration medicines, and the two greens are world class. There’s likewise a über private gated Villa Retreat for celebs looking for secrecy. PR rep Deborah Bridges says, “Our customers is among the wealthiest on the planet, yet we’re not permitted to discuss who our VIP visitors are until they’re dead.” That says it all.

CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa, Anguilla

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Conveyed to you by similar people that made the popular sustenance processor, CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa was initially worked as a tropical play area for its proprietor, however later extended to incorporate visitors. Extravagance visitor rooms and Moorish-propelled estates speck the gigantic grounds peaking Anguilla’s reality class shorelines. The resort’s Venus Spa and Fitness complex has been restored to the tune of ten million dollars, and they have quite recently obtained a $50 million dollar Greg Norman-outlined fairway adjacent. This luxury hideaway is exceptionally mainstream among VIPs looking for shoeless extravagance a long way from the spotlight.

Marquis Los Cabos, Los Cabos

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Propelled by a divine legend of two holy messengers looking for heaven on earth, the stupendous entryway of Marquis Los Cabos opens out onto the fiercely anxious ocean like a sanctuary to its creation. Beautiful uncommonly appointed figures, monstrous waterfalls, breathtaking boundlessness pools, and a dazzling quiet spa set the phase for traveling VIPs. (George Clooney’s shoreline estate is nearby.) Luxurious rooms brag galleries where you can regularly spot moving whales, and there are additionally private