The headline figures in this year's annual survey of hours and earnings – the official survey of wages across the United Kingdom – make difficult enough reading on their own: the average full-time worker's income rose just 1.4% on 2010, considerably less than the current rate of CPI inflation.However, even this figure masks several ills in the current state of the UK labour market, with falling numbers in full-time work, rising wage inequality, and slowing progress in reaching equality in pay between women and men.This shift in job function depressed overall salary growth just a tenth of inflation.Pay for low earners also grew far less than that of high earners, with the wages of the bottom 10% increasing just 0.1% year-on-year, while the top 10% of earners saw salary increases of 1.8%.In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities. with strengths in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, services, research, and tourism.Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and has now become the wealthiest city among the economic rivalry "Four Motors for Europe." The city is the capital of the Lombardy Region which has an economy bigger than the U. Its business district hosts Italy's Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national and international banks and companies.On Saturday, Mo Farah will be the man to beat as he bids to complete his second Olympic double, adding the 5,000m title to the 10,000m he won a week earlier.
Discovered in 1905, his papers constitute a revealing lens into the literacy and education a well-to-do Byzantine provincial who spent part of his career in what we might call the civil service.
Tomorrow, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark could strike gold in the 470 sailing class while the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonny, who won gold and bronze in the London 2012 triathlon, should be on the podium again on Thursday.
Jade Jones could retain her taekwondo title later that day too.
In studying ancient reading, however, it also pays to remember that we rarely get to see ancient readers in the full spectrum of their literacy: we usually have evidence of either (elite) literary engagement or (sub-elite) documentary practice.
Of course, there is no reason to doubt that most, if not all, readers of literature were involved in both types of literacy.