This is the first EBook of a series that we are going to gradually publish under the name “Mortals of the Megapolis”
The idea came in one of those surreal conversations we have too often with Catherine. Talking through internet, the gap of distance doesn’t help to cover the gap of age and sometimes one of us (usually it is me) is left behind talking about something past. And this conversation had a taste from the past. We were talking about a “game”.
You must know the “game”; we have all played it. You see somebody and you start imagining from conversations to personal details. “He is definitely a banker” or “She is a teacher in a kindergarten.” And then it was an internet page I liked, this is where the ‘I was left behind in another conversation’ came. There is an internet site I had seen and I really liked it. Photos of random people in the streets of a metropolis and a few words from them under the photo. I thought it was fantastic.
Then the only thing left was to combine the two …conversations and create the “Mortals of the Megapolis”.
This is the first book of a hopefully series of books with the mortals who live around us and talk to our imagination. In the meantime new travellers have joined Catherine and me with their imagination in our Megapolis and in the near future you will have the chance to meet them.
For now, please do download the EBook HERE and enjoy our first …mortals!
Brother Wolf and Sister Wren is a collection of short stories written by the talented Ms Abigail George. All her stories come from the heart of South Africa projecting the spirit of the rainbow but also for long tortured state.
Brother Wolf and Sister Wren is Abigail George’s way to invite to into the secrets of the soul of this land. Brother wolf and sister wren are full of deep feelings, inspirations and energy. You just have to try to follow them. Abigail’s short stories are accompanied but the equally inspirational illustrations made by Thanos Raftopoulos.
Child trafficking victims have risen from 20 per cent to 27 per cent. Of every three child victims, two are girls and one is a boy.
Gender and age profile of victims detected globally: 59% Women – 14% Men – 17% Girls and 10% were Boys.
600,000 to 800,000 women, children and men bought and sold across international borders every year and exploited for forced labor or commercial sex (U.S. Government)
When internal trafficking victims are added to the estimates, the number of victims annually is in the range of 2 to 4 million
50% of those victims are estimated to be children
It is estimated that 76 percent of transactions for sex with underage girls start on the Internet
2 million children are subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade (UNICEF)
There are 20.9 Million victims of Trafficking World wide as of 2012
1.5 Million victims in the United States
Life in the Age of Extinctions volume 2 – Threshold is David Sparenberg’s closure after three years following the path his soul followed and mother earth led him. A path that started with his first book, “Life in the Age of Extinctions volume 1” also published by Ovi magazine.
David is contemporary as much his message is eternal. His thoughts float full of energy, embracing wishes, thoughts and dreams. Tens of thousands read his first book, a book he was extending his hand to meet you, in his second book he is embracing the reader, he joins the reader in search of harmony.
More than a third of the population in Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Latvia and Hungary are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to a new report. In half of the EU’s 28 member states, at least one in three children live in poverty.
The report, Poverty and Inequalities on the Rise – Just social systems needed as the solution!, was published on Thursday February 19th 2015 by Caritas Europa, an umbrella organisation which fights poverty and social exclusion.
It found disturbing levels of deprivation in the seven EU countries worst hit by the economic crisis: Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain.
According to the report, almost half of Bulgarians (48%) and more than 40% of Romanians are currently at risk of poverty.
In fourteen out of the EU’s 28 member states, one in three children are considered to be living in poverty.
The Caritas figures are broadly confirmed by the EU’s official statistical agency, Eurostat, which ascertained that one in four citizens were at risk of poverty and social exclusion in 2013.