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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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EU supporters, calling on the government to give Britons a vote on the final Brexit deal, participate in the ‘People’s Vote’ march

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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Trump ordered to double tariffs is punitive Turkey, Lira plunges 15% against Dollar

President Trump said Friday that he told his administration to double steel and aluminum tariffs against Turkey, reflecting the rapidly deteriorating state of relations between the two countries.

The announcement would mark a major policy shift, but it was made in a Twitter post with little context. Trump remarked that Turkey’s currency, the lira, was weakening against the U.S. dollar, a phenomenon that had made existing tariffs less effective.

Turkish Lira plunges 15% against dollar as Trump ordered to double tariffs on steel and aluminium exports Turkey, both are the NATO members countries

Doubling the tariffs to 20 percent for aluminum and 50 percent for steel would magnify the impact of the trade restrictions.

Both countries are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which could end up pulling other nations into the diplomatic skirmish. And the U.S. Air Force has used Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey for years, even though a number of people in Turkey have pressed to have the U.S. forces expelled.

The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on two Turkish officials last week because the country refused to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who faces charges in Turkey that include attempting to overthrow the government and espionage.

“Golden Bridge” in Vietnam rest in Hands makes it Unicorn

Visitors to Ba Na Hills in Central Vietnam near Da Nang this summer have been enjoying some hands-on time with a beautiful new bridge that opened in June.

The footbridge, named Cau Vang or “Golden Bridge,” is nearly 500 feet long and sits 3,200 feet above sea level, according to Reuters. What makes the bridge attractive for tourists and locals is its unusual support system ― two giant concrete hands reaching toward the sky.

Photos show that the bridge, designed by TA Landscape Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City, seems to be the perfect spot for Instagram and wedding photographers looking to get that one-of-a-kind shot.

See more photos of the “Golden Bridge” below.

In this photograph taken on July 31, 2018, visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang “Golden Bridge” in the Ba Na Hills near Danang, Vietnam.

Nestled in the forested hills of central Vietnam, two giant concrete hands emerge from the trees, holding up a glimmering golden bridge crowded with gleeful visitors taking selfies at the country’s latest eccentric tourist draw.

A double rainbow appears above the giant hands structure.

A Vietnamese bride poses for her wedding photos.

A young couple kisses near the giant hands.

Facebook is trying this feature in the following countries now

Facebook is moving few steps out of its domain to see customers reviews on its new feature which gives an option to viewers to show there despise on post or status. The social network in February first started testing a downvote option with a small number of users. Now, Facebook is making that option more widely available.

Facebook is trying out a voting system for public posts which would allow users to “down vote” comments. After trialing the up vote/down vote buttons on a handful of users earlier this year, “the company has made the feature widely available in Australia and New Zealand for the time being, in what appears to be some sort of advanced-stage test”, BGR reports.

As part of a test in New Zealand and Australia, Facebook is testing using up votes and down votes as a signal when ranking Page post comments.

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 In a statement to PCMag, the social network confirmed it’s currently “running a test that introduces an upvote and downvote action for comments on large public Page posts.” The company started testing this a few weeks ago with certain Pages in New Zealand and recently expanded it to a few more in Australia. Facebook acknowledged it’s using these votes as a signal when ranking comments.

“Public discussions are an important part of Facebook, and people have told us they want more ways to make sure those discussions are constructive – even when people might disagree with each other,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an email. “Facebook is a place for free expression, but we also recognize that there should be a way for people tell us and each other which comments are most thoughtful and useful.”