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Jose Blanco

Although improved by 22% compared to the first quarter of 2011. According to data from the Ministry of public works, in the second quarter of the year more than 1,000 homes were sold each day. New housing represented only 33.7% of sales. The collapse of the sale of homes not located limit. The number of homes sold during the second quarter of this year stood at 90.746 houses, representing 40.8 per cent less than in the same period of 2010, according to the Ministry of development. I.e., a few thousand homes were sold each day. Of the data provided can join one positive: there is an increase of 21.9% compared to the posted between January and March 2011 sales.

Similarly, flats transactions by foreign residents in Spain grew by 22.9%, to 8,514 units. Ministry of Jose Blanco attributed the descent to the greater the increase in VAT which came into force in July 2010, that could have caused a larger number of sale and purchase of housing focus between the months of May and June of the last year. In total, in the last year (July 2010 – June 2011) 396.245 apartments were sold in Spain. In addition, for by the VAT hike, this market was affected by the disappearance last month of January of the tax relief by sale of homes for income exceeding 24,000 euros. Almost 70% are dwellings used by types of housing, the new represented 33.7% of the total number of transactions, which continued thus losing weight with respect to the used, which already accounts for two-thirds of the total number of sale and purchase. By autonomous communities, the buying and selling of flats rose in all communities in comparison with the first quarter of the year, with the exception of Galicia, where drops a 1.32%, and Navarre (- 15.74%).

Side rises, the more pronounced are recorded in Cantabria (+ 45.9%), Catalonia (+ 39.2%), La Rioja (+ 36.2%) and Aragon (+ 33.9%). Transactions of dwellings rose in 45 provinces in the second quarter of the year compared with the period January-March, that Burgos, Soria, Zaragoza, Santander and Barcelona counted 40% increases. In terms of falls, Lugo, Segovia, Navarra and Guipuzcoa presented above 10% declines. Source of the news: the sale of houses collapses a 40.8% in Q2

Black Witches Dress

According to experts in equality, teachers should control the color which is associated with some characters such as fairies or witches. The key is that children do not associate negative with dark colors. Witches should not characterize as the ugly and evil old woman with his beak hat and who wears black. That’s what say several experts on equality since, according to the British magazine about childhood Nursery World, it incites a racist message from a young age. Instead, these experts believe that already kindergartens teachers should check the boxes of toys dolls and replace pointed black hat of a witch with a pink as well as change the color of dresses of fairies, usually shades pastel, by others more obscure. Anne O Connor, an expert in equality and diversity, points out other basic material in schools, controversial in his view: the white sheet. According to this exprofesora should be provided to children folios that were not white so that your drawings and paints containing all ranges of color meat, thus reflecting the diversity of the human race. Finally, encourages teachers to that when students ask them by your favorite color black or brown respond candidly.

According to these recommendations of the experts, children learn from very small to express their negative and discriminatory views about the color of the skin. Thus, the objective is that children associate also from the outset dark colors to positive images. Experiment with children another investigation, in this case by Professor Lord Winston puts to the test how children four years may have racist views. In this experiment, children were subjected to a facial recognition with images of women, men, boys and girls. Only one of the faces of each sequence corresponded to a white person.

The test consisted in asking the children that they chose the face of the person who would want as a friend and the person that your view could be stuck in problems. The majority of Caucasian children associated with positive qualities with photographs of Caucasians, and the same thing happened with black children. On the contrary, people whose skin tone was darker than were seen as problematic. Contrary view, however, not everyone agrees with this theory of color. Margaret Morrissey, spokesperson for the Association Parents Outloud, pointing to the obsession of these experts: I am sure that they know very well the field of childhood, but seem to be obsessed with color and strive to make everyone is obsessed with this also. The fact of not allowing that toy witches dress black doesn’t make sense, would have to do the same with the black sheep, adds Morrisey.

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