“part-time workers” are a type of professional group in the British society. They have no fixed jobs and can only rely on part-time jobs to make ends meet. They have no sense of life security and their average income is 30 lower than that of employed employees. %. The survey shows that although blacks and minority workers account for only 1/9 of the total number of workers, about 1/6 of the part-time workers are blacks and minorities.
The joint report released by the British Trade Union Confederation shows that in the last quarter of 2020, 2.5% of white men signed a part-time job contract, compared with 4.1% of black and minority men; the highest proportion is blacks and minorities. Ethnic women, the proportion is 4.5%, while the proportion of white women is only 3.2%. The report warned that zero-hour work contracts have caused black and minority women to fall into low-wage and unsafe working environments.
Survey data shows that 40% of black and minority employees who have signed this kind of part-time labor contract said that if they reject the terms of the contract, they are likely to lose their jobs
At the Westminster Dog Show in New York, a Pekingese named “Wassabi” (pictured) was awarded the “Best Show Dog” on the 13th.
According to a report from Agence France-Presse on the 14th, this year is the 145th Westminster Dog Show. The exhibition is usually held in February. However, due to the epidemic, the exhibition has not only been postponed, but the venue has also been moved from New York City to the center for the first time. A village.
At the Westminster Dog Show, the 3-year-old Pekingese “Wassabi” stood out from 7 groups including French bulldogs, ancient English sheepdogs, Samoyed dogs and other dogs. Named “Best Show Dog”.
This annual festival of dogs will bring together more than 2,000 purebred dogs with different body types and hair types, covering more than 200 dog breeds. The dog show judges dogs in accordance with the standards set by the American Kennel Club. Not only the actions of the dogs will be included in the judgment, but also whether their expressions reflect the qualities of alertness or joy.
Because of its high nutritional value and good nourishing effect, black-bone chicken is often used by the Chinese to make soup. But recently, Singapore has a wave of black-bone chicken breeding craze.
The US Vice News Network recently reported that when the 24-year-old Singaporean Zhong Yalun and his sister were “walking the black chicken” in the community, many passers-by would mistake this furry little animal for a puppy. When people find this is a black-bone chicken, they will look surprised.
When talking about why he should raise a black-bone chicken as a pet, Zhong Yalun said that he was attracted by the cute appearance of the black-bone chicken. Today, their four brothers and sisters each have a pet black-bone chicken. Zhong Yalun said: “They are very docile, can get along well with humans, and are easier to raise. They actually have a lot of unknown charms, and it is very pleasant to be with them.” In addition, there are also many young Singaporeans. Said that the new crown epidemic is another reason why black-bone chickens have become a rookie in the pet industry. Since Singapore implemented the lockdown last year, more and more people can only stay at home, their social circle has greatly shrunk, and pets have become one of the good medicines for the “new crown loneliness”.
May the Maori reach the Antarctic continent long before the Western explorers? The results of a study show that, surprisingly, the connection between Maori and Antarctica can be traced back to the 7th century.
According to a report by Agence France-Presse on the 14th, New Zealand researchers discovered the connection between Maori and Antarctica through oral history and documents, indigenous art and non-academic sources.
The study found that Maori arrived in Antarctica much earlier than the first Westerners arrived there in the 1820s. Researchers believe that the first voyage to the Antarctic waters even predates the arrival of Maori in New Zealand in the 14th century. The head of the study, Wei Xi, said: “We discovered the voyages of Maori navigator Wei Te Langiola and his crew. They may have discovered the Antarctic continent in the early 7th century.” Oral history of this voyage Including references to “a dark place with fog and no sun”, iceberg-like peaks “no vegetation, piercing the sky” and so on.
In addition, research shows that Maori carvings and weaving also supported the early Antarctic expedition. The results of this research have been published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand.