Sitdown Sunday 7 deadly reads

first_img…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES…Ernest Hemingway, pictured in Havana, 1950. Pic: AP PhotoIn 1963, Gay Talese wrote about the American expatriates in Paris, writers like George Plimpton and Ernest Hemingway, and their return to the USA. These are the founders of the influential Paris Review.(Longform, approx 24 minutes reading time, 4907 words)Though much of the editing of The Paris Review was done at sidewalk cafés by editors awaiting their turns on the pin-ball machine, the magazine nonetheless became very successful because the editors had talent, money, and taste, and they avoided using such typical little-magazine words as “Zeitgeist” and “dichotomous,” and published no crusty critiques about Melville or Kafka, but instead printed the poetry and fiction of gifted young writers not yet popular.Interested in longreads during the week? Look out for Catch-Up Wednesday every Wednesday evening.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by > 4. Family murderSkip Hollandsworth meets Robin Doan, who was 10 when a stranger killed her entire family. But she refuses to let what Levi King did haunt the rest of her life.(Texas Monthly, approx 10 minutes reading time, 2082 words)Dressed completely in black and toting an AK-47, King broke through the back door and immediately went to the master bedroom. He first put three bullets into the body of the home’s owner, 31-year-old Brian Conrad. He next fired two shots into Molly, the family’s dog. Then he turned his gun on Conrad’s 35-year-old pregnant wife, Michell, who was screaming. He shot her five times. IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Meat eatingBee Wilson reviews two recent books that tackle the subject of cheap meat and whether it’s good for us and the planet. The answer to that question? It definitely not good for the planet. But what’s to be done?(London Review of Books, approx 17 minutes reading time, 3448 words) 2. Bear scareKaren Benning writes about her phobia of bears, and how she took a trip to a bear sanctuary in order to cure it.(Morning News, approx 30 minutes reading time, 6017 words)What scares us, though, also tends to thrill us. Tempting death can make us feel our own vitality more keenly, but thrill and fear must wash over us in personally specific proportions or the equation doesn’t work. A mountain climbing class I took years ago inspired plenty of fear without the accompanying thrill I had expected.Debris from the missing Air France flight 447. Pic: AP Photo/Roberto Candia3. Maths and missing planesThe BBC looks at how statisticians helped to locate the missing Air France plane two years after it disappeared in 2011, and whether the same techniques could help find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.(BBC, approx 9 minutes reading time, 1993 words)To turn all this information into numbers and probability, Keller and her team from Metron Inc in Virginia, relied on Bayesian statistics named after a British Presbyterian minister called Thomas Bayes. This type of thinking allows you to assess various scenarios at once – even contradictory ones.center_img Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire5. The Pixar BraintrustEd Catmull looks at the Pixar Braintrust, a working group that meets to improve the work Pixar does. Their success is all down to storytelling and trust.(Fast Company, approx 16 minutes reading time, 3298 words)Candor could not be more crucial to our creative process. Why? Because early on, all of our movies suck. That’s a blunt assessment, I know, but I choose that phrasing because saying it in a softer way fails to convey how bad the first versions really are. I’m not trying to be modest or self-effacing. Pixar films are not good at first, and our job is to make them so–to go, as I say, “from suck to not-suck.”6. Mark Twain and the Mississippi David Carkeet writes about the long history of the muddy Mississippi, source of inspiration to writer Mark Twain.(Smithsonian Magazine, approx 31 minutes reading time, 6360 words)The river has a long history of diggers and salvagers. A few miles up the road, another side trip delivers you to Wickliffe Mounds, site of one of the many Mississippian culture villages along the river. This one dates from circa 1100 to 1350 and was first excavated in the 1930s by a Kentucky lumber magnate and devoted amateur archaeologist, Fain King, who created a tourist attraction that presented the exposed bones of Native Americans as objects of curiosity.  Vegetarians themselves often argue that they make us feel uncomfortable because their existence is a reminder of the cruelty and carnage that the rest of us refuse to see; there’s probably some truth in this. But I suspect that the root of our hostility is more basic. It isn’t so much that they remind us of the slaughterhouse – meat itself does a pretty effective job there – as that they make a mockery of our unthinking preferences. last_img read more

Italie un nouveau séisme fait au moins 3 morts

first_imgItalie : un nouveau séisme fait au moins 3 mortsCe matin, aux alentours de 7H00 GMT, le nord-est de l’Italie a été frappé par un séisme de magnitude 5,8. La secousse a fait de nouveaux dégâts dans la région déjà touchée il y a dix jours et a fait au moins trois morts.La terre ne cesse de trembler en Italie. Dix jours après le séisme survenu dans la région de Modène, dans le nord-est du pays, c’est une nouvelle secousse qui est survenue ce matin. D’une magnitude évaluée à 5,8, celle-ci s’est déclenchée vers 7H00 GMT à une profondeur de 9,6 kilomètres. Selon l’Institut de géophysique américain (USGS), son épicentre était situé à 3 kilomètres de la ville de Medolla et à 5 kilomètres de San Felice sun Panaro en Emilie-Romagne.Néanmoins, la secousse a été ressentie dans tout le centre-nord de l’Italie, de Bolzano, près de la frontière avec l’Autriche, à Milan, comme a pu constater un journaliste de l’AFP, à Bologne mais aussi en Toscane, à Florence et Pise où les bureaux publics ont été évacués à titre de précaution. Dans la grande ville de Bologne, la circulation des trains a été interrompue vers Vérone, Milan ainsi que vers Mantoue et Modène, d’après les chemins de fer italiens. De même, des dizaines de bureaux et magasins ont été évacués à Milan, Bologne mais aussi dans le Val d’Aoste, à la frontière avec la France. La secousse a également fait sortir dans les rues de très nombreuses personnes encore sous le coup du séisme survenu il y a dix jours. Les standards des pompiers et de la protection civile ont d’ailleurs été submergés d’appel et les communications téléphoniques ont été très perturbées dans les minutes suivant la secousse.De nouveaux dégâts dans une zone déjà touchéeÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon les médias italiens, au moins trois personnes auraient trouvé la mort suite à ce nouveau séisme, dont une San Felice sul Panaro et une autre à Mirandola, un village proche. Toutefois, peu avant, la chaîne de télévision en continu Rai News24 a indiqué que quatre ouvriers étaient ensevelis à Mirandola sous les décombres d’un entrepôt effondré. Le séisme a créé de nouveaux dégâts dans les bâtiments fragilisés ou même détruits par la précédente secousse et les répliques qui ont suivi. En effet, selon les médias, un total de 417 répliques ont été enregistrées jusqu’à lundi, dont trois d’une magnitude supérieure à 5. En Emilie-Romagne, 7.000 personnes sont toujours assistées par environ 1.400 secouristes dans 89 campements de fortune installés dans des écoles, des terrains de sport ou des hôtels.  Le 29 mai 2012 à 11:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Manchester United Paul Pogba I have learnt from many captains

first_imgManchester United Man of the Match on Friday, Paul Pogba has revealed he has acquired a well of knowledge from Old Trafford legends who skippered the side, and also Italian giants from Serie A as leads his club as captain.Pogba assumed captain’s role in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Leicester City on the opening night of the Premier League season on Friday.“When I was here before, Rio (Ferdinand) was captain. Patrice Evra was captain. Michael Carrick was also captain,“ Paul said as quoted in the club’s website.”I went to Juventus and (Giorgio) Chiellini was the captain, and (Gianluigi) Buffon was the captain.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I have learnt from all of them. I don’t think there is a book called ‘How to be a Leader’. You are either a leader on the pitch and off the pitch or you are not.“I have always loved the club. I have played for the Academy, I have played for the first team and it was a dream come true. And now it is even more of a dream come true, wearing this armband, because of the past: the players who have played here and those who have been wearing this.“For me, when I have this I have the confidence of the fans, they all help me. My team-mates also and I want to give them love and good performances on the pitch.”last_img read more

Confidence in Japan as an incentive destination at JNTOs Inbound Visitor Promotion

first_imgOn 18 and 19 February, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) hosted the “21st Inbound Visitor Promotion Forum” at the Prince Hotel, Shinagawa, Tokyo.As previously reported by IAG, 2018 was a record year for overseas visitors to Japan with 31 million visitors. The efforts and support of organizations like the JNTO are essential to maintaining momentum for the development of Japanese IR. RelatedPosts Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move A presentation by JNTO/MICE Promotion Division Head, Ms Etsuko Kawasaki, drew attention on the first day of the seminar, as she noted that the economic impact of MICE is set to be significant in the country’s first IRs. This gathering focused on analysis of Incentive (the I in MICE) travel market trends. Data from JNTO offices in locations across the world was compiled and trends in the West and Southeast Asia for incentive trips were compared.“When speaking with overseas MICE officials, they relay the majority opinion that Japan is a safe destination for overseas travel,” Kawasaki said. “And as an incentive destination from the West, we can expect it holds a lot of untapped potential.”Kawasaki was the first Japanese person to be named among the “25 Most Influential People in the Meeting Industry” in the leading North American MICE industry magazine Successful Meetings. Under her leadership, the JNTO MICE branding campaign is gaining steam.last_img read more

Army to Reconsider Downsizing Brigade at JB ElmendorfRichardson

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, may be spared some of the cuts planned for the 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 25th Infantry Division over concerns that converting the brigade into an infantry battalion task force will leave the unit without sufficient personnel to carry out one of its primary missions.After the Army announced the reduction in July as part of a restructuring intended to shrink its active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers, Alaska lawmakers criticized the move for sacrificing the Army’s only airborne BCT in the Pacific theater. Some Army leaders questioned whether a newly created task force of 1,050 soldiers would be sufficient to conduct a joint forcible entry operation, such as capturing an airfield, reported Army Times. The 4th BCT now has about 4,000 soldiers, and Elmendorf-Richardson is slated to lose about 2,600 personnel as a result of the realignment.Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) he would revisit the Army’s original decision, Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens, commanding general of U.S. Army Alaska, said last week. The 4th BCT will conduct a joint forcible entry exercise during an upcoming rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, La., to provide leaders more information before making a decision.“We’re working on a solution that does not lose the capabilities we have now, and the JRTC rotation is part of the assessment,” Owens told reporters.“The chief of staff has some hard decisions here,” Owens said. “This is important to us, but in the end, when the chief makes his decision, we’ll move out and shape this airborne task force.In addition to airborne capabilities, the unit provides the Army extreme cold weather-fighting capabilities, according to the story.last_img read more

Sockeye Fire Continues to Burn Walker Declares Disaster

first_imgDownload AudioThe Sockeye Fire near Willow is now the state’s number one fire-fighting priority. Governor Bill Walker personally viewed the burned area by air on Monday, while forestry officials are bringing in help from the Lower 48 and British Columbia. Meanwhile, about 50 people in a Houston shelter are waiting to find out if they can go home again.Sunday’s initial response to the Sockeye fire has already cost the Matanuska Susitna Borough $48,000. That was spent before midnight Sunday, according to Matanuska-Susitna Borough manager John Moosey, who said Monday that the borough has requested a disaster declaration from the state.Governor Bill Walker, fresh off a flyover of the fire area, said in Palmer: “I’m accepting it today. We’ll use the steps that are available to me and make this a declaration of disaster.”Gov. Bill Walker briefed reporters on Monday. (Photo by Eric Keto – Alaska Public Media)There’s no counting the cost of this fire, which is zero percent contained. Some residents don’t know if their homes survived the flames.Mat-Su Borough Assembly member Vern Halter also briefed reporters, saying “it is a very serious fire.”During Sunday’s hectic initial response to the fast spreading fire, some neighborhoods closest to the blaze were voluntarily evacuated before the Parks Highway shut down. Willow’s Frank Cross was one of the evacuees:“I saw the fire, and I’m going, man the wind is blowing 35 miles an hour, and the fire’s is five miles north of me, and I thought, I’d better keep an eye on this thing, and I’m looking at it jump at quarter mile intervals because of the wind.It flamed up behind Kashwitna Lake back on Sockeye and it jumped a half a mile out by the road, and jumped over the road, and it looked like it was jumping a half a mile, a quarter at a time. the wind is pushing this thing.”Cross spent the night in a Red Cross shelter hastily set up at Houston Middle School. As did Greg Hatfield, who made a run from the fire with his dog.“I just tied him up over there,” Hatfield said.“I gotta go round up a dog bowl, something to water him with, feed him with.Was it just you and your dog?Yep everything we had pretty much went up in flames.You sure of that?Yup. we was one of the first ones. We saw the helicopter going around, we seen some smoke, But there was nothing we could do. About a half hour later, offices started hollering, get out of here, get out of here. ”Gordon Bovey could see the fire three miles away from his home on the Parks Highway:“We were outside working and noticed a plume of smoke to the north. My wife called 911 and they had just dispatched the fire department. So from there, our day kind of turned. We realized pretty quickly it was heading our direction. So we started packing up our pets. One of our neighbors was a firefighter, so we had to help him pack up his 25 sled dogs. We packed up our pets and shortly thereafter the Troopers came through and asked us to leave. ”Meanwhile, Willow dog mushers’ animals were taken to Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake.  Monday afternoon,  handlers were moving dogs, watering dogs, feeding dogs,  dogs dogs dogs. But Buser was taking it in stride, while giving a busload of tourists a tour of his kennel:“We do daily tours.  They’re gonna come out of the movie and into the dog lot, ” he said.. “Which is four times normal size.”The fire could hurt the Mat-Su tourist industry, officials said Monday at a Palmer press conference.Casey Cook, Borough Emergency Services Manager, has asked evacuees to wait at least until Tuesday to attempt returning home. Cook said Monday that the Borough has started damage assessments in individual neighborhoods to determine who’s homes are still standing.last_img read more

Tu Voz es Poder A Latino Town Hall Behind The Scenes

first_img Share – / 29 Did you watch Tu Voz es poder: A Latino Town Hall, on Friday 21st? If you did, you will enjoy seeing the behind the scenes images.And If you missed it, or just want to watch it again,  click here.You can see it in English or Spanish.last_img

Sahapedia to ease the dispersal of academic information

first_imgTo create a platform, which helps people know more about our tangible and intangible cultural heritage, is a mammoth task. But National Skill Development Agency, in association with IGNCA have come up with a website that eases the whole endeavour of finding academic information on different matters., which is the interactive platform on Indian and broadly South-Asian cultures, took off after five years of intense research. It was carried out on a co-operative basis, offering windows to store encyclopedic content, images and videos on subjects which come under so many topics. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Reliable and detailed information on matters ranging from visual arts, music, literature, cinema, dance, architecture, ecological systems, cuisine, percussion and oral histories among others will be integral to the website.“For now, much of the content is in English. Efforts are already on to incorporate Indian languages in a major move,” the former TCS chairman said at the function on Saturday evening. “Heritage education will be the focus, so as to kindle interest among the new generation about a range of sources of knowledge, starting from ancient to the modern,” he added. The platform, with scholar-curated modules on variety of topics, offers a rich multi-media experience also propped by the library which has various old and  new articles, journals, books, images from various institutions and authors. It has the option to filter by format, offers interactive timelines that allow users to scroll through developments—as the gathering was shown through a tour of the innovative portal. It not only serves information, but also promotes publication of reliable contributions from users—after review by a panel of subject experts. Also, it is not a place restricted to recording history; instead dynamically supplies information on current and emerging practices by also carrying out critical debate. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixArtist-author-researcher Dr Sudha Gopalakrishnan, executive Director of ‘Sahapedia’ said that the online platform had vast scope for cross-referencing content across domains. “All these would be constantly linked to the ‘Sahapedia’ library, helping to bring out new links across disciplines,” the former head of National Mission for Manuscripts pointed out in her welcome address.A panel discussion on ‘Culture Futures’ on Saturday, featured accounts of field experiences by folk traditions scholar Utpala Desai, digital empowerment activist Osama Manzar, architect-musician Meera Natampally, shadow puppeteer Ramachandra Pulavar and actor-director-publisher Sudhanva Deshpande. The function had began with a 30-minute recital by classical vocalist Dr Subhadra Desai.last_img read more

Heres why eating chocolate may be good for your heart

first_imgLove to gorge on chocolates? According to a research, consuming up to six bars of chocolate a week may lower the risk of developing a common and dangerous type of irregular heartbeat linked with higher risk of stroke, heart failure, cognitive decline, dementia, and death by 20 per cent.Atrial fibrillation also known as heart flutter affects more than 33 million people worldwide, with one in four adults likely to develop it at some point during the life course. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf “Our study adds to the accumulating evidence on the health benefits of moderate chocolate intake and highlights the importance of behavioural factors for potentially lowering the risk of arrhythmias,” said lead author Elizabeth Mostofsky, from Harvard Chan School in the US. “Despite the fact that most of the chocolate consumed by the study participants likely had relatively low concentrations of potentially protective ingredients, we still observed a significant association between eating chocolate and a lower risk of atrial fibrillation – suggesting that even small amounts of cocoa consumption can have a positive health impact,” she added. “Eating excessive amounts of chocolate is not recommended because many chocolate products are high in calories from sugar and fat and could lead to weight gain and other metabolic problems. But moderate intake of chocolate with high cocoa content may be a healthy choice.”last_img read more

Regulatory Authority updates formula for calculating fuel prices

first_imgCosta Rica’s Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced this week that it will begin to take into account the actual amount paid for oil by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) when calculating the price of fuel at the pump, rather than relying on reference prices for international oil.In addition, ARESEP will stop using the dollar exchange rate on the day it sets new prices, and instead will use the average exchange rate over the previous 15 days.The regulatory agency said the changes in the way it calculates gas prices are designed to bring more transparency to the process.ARESEP also said they expect the new formula to benefit motorists as it would ensure they get prices closer to the actual costs paid and incurred by RECOPE.ARESEP Energy Manager Juan Quesada Espinoza said the new methodology will allow for more transparency in terms of the costs taken into account in setting fuel prices. “This new calculation formula provides a more rigorous, timely, transparent and reliable process, allowing us to transfer the benefits to the people,” he said.ARESEP also announced it will conduct a yearly financial audit of all costs associated with RECOPE’s services, in order to ensure that income from prices paid at the pump is used to assure quality, reliability and optimum service delivery.The new methodology will enter into force following its publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta. Facebook Comments Related posts:Gas prices to drop in August Fuel prices in Costa Rica to decrease on Thursday Gas prices in Costa Rica to remain unchanged through 2015 Gas prices in Costa Rica to drop this weeklast_img read more

Turkey 8 police killed in landmine blast

first_imgISTANBUL (AP) – Suspected Kurdish rebels detonated a landmine along a highway in eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing eight police officers and wounding nine, Turkish media reported.The attack occurred in Bingol province, where the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party, also known as the PKK, is active. Video posted on the Dogan News Agency website showed the mangled remains of a white minibus with blown-out windows that had been carrying the police. The vehicle lay at a bend in a road, and ambulances and armored vehicles had gathered in the area as part of the rescue mission. The attack comes amid a surge in fighting between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels who seek self-rule in southeastern Turkey. On Saturday, a similar attack on a military convoy killed four soldiers and wounded five in Hakkari province in the southeast, according to the provincial governor’s office.Officials in Hakkari said a total of 123 “terrorists,” a reference to Kurdish rebels, had been killed in military operations in the past 10 days. Hakkari borders Iraq, where Kurdish militants have bases from which they launch hit-and-run attacks on Turkish targets.While Turkey and its Western allies consider the PKK to be a terrorist group, Turkish authorities have sought to address the grievances of many in its Kurdish minority by granting more cultural rights and initiating economic programs in predominantly Kurdish areas. However, Kurdish activists say the measures do not go far enough, and recent fighting has overshadowed such peace initiatives.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories center_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

Examining Tax Reforms Impact on Housing

first_img Just about six months after the revamped tax code went into effect, taxes are highest in the Northeast, while loan amounts are highest in California, according to a CoreLogic report on how the tax reform bill is affecting housing decisions. The tax reform bill enacted by Congress in December did four main things that affect housing, CoreLogic reported: It cut marginal tax rates, dropped the mortgage loan limit for interest deduction to $750,000 from $1 million for a new first mortgage, eliminated deductibility for some second liens, and capped the annual tax deduction for property, state, and local income taxes at $10,000. “These changes will likely affect the demand for owner-occupied housing and the type and size of new construction,” the report found, “especially in areas with high property and income taxes, and high mortgage interest expenses.”The company’s look at 500 ZIP codes identified the highest-cost areas to live in. “Predictably,” the report stated, “most of the high-cost areas are heavily concentrated in the Northeast and West Coast.”California had almost half of all high-cost ZIP codes in the study, with 221. The high-cost ZIPs there—heavily weighted by median price—are mostly concentrated in Los Angeles, Santa Clara, and San Francisco counties. New York and New Jersey each had 53, while Massachusetts has 36. The high-cost ZIPs in New York—weighted by both high-cost and high-tax—are mostly concentrated in Westchester, Nassau, and New York counties, according to the report.“In the short run, taxes affect the economy primarily through their impact on demand by changes in disposable income and tax subsidies or penalties,” the report stated.But in the end, data or not, CoreLogic is just not sure yet what it all means.“Perhaps, it is too early to detect the impact,” the report stated.The report concluded that the mixed challenges, such as affordability and an ongoing shortage in housing, coupled with a decline in the unemployment rate and a robust stock market, “make it even harder to disentangle the impact of tax reform.” May 30, 2018 658 Views Share Examining Tax Reform’s Impact on Housingcenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, journal, News SALT Tax Reform Taxes 2018-05-30 David Whartonlast_img read more

Betting giant Opap refuses to hand over its books

first_imgAttorney-general Costas Clerides has ordered a police investigation into betting giant Opap after it refused to hand over its accounts to the state treasurer without her signing a confidentiality agreement first, the House finance committee heard on Monday.MPs heard that the treasurer was told by Opap that she had to sign a confidentiality agreement before being allowed to audit the company’s books.The treasurer sought the advice of the attorney-general who told her not to sign such an agreement. Opap then refused to open its books prompting Clerides to launch a police investigation.The revelation was made during discussion of a bill reforming the legal framework governing games of chance so that it is in line with EU law.To date, the operation of Opap in Cyprus is regulated by a bilateral agreement between Greece and Cyprus.The once state-run betting giant – founded in Greece in 1958 – turned into a joint stock company in 1999, and in 2013 the cash-strapped Greek state sold the majority of stocks to Emma Delta Hellenic Holding Limited, a Greek-Czech group.Based on the agreement, Opap is the only company allowed to run lottery games on the island.Critics argue that since the Greek state is no longer a shareholder, Opap’s special status should be abolished.Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides previously said that based on its turnover, Opap should be paying Cyprus some €35 million instead of the current €10m.Michaelides had revealed that up until the year 2013 the state’s revenues from Opap had averaged some €10m a year but during the same period the company’s gross receipts shot up from under €50m to nearly €200m.Michaelides said Cyprus loses €2m for every month that the current deal was in place.“We do not feel comfortable with the current state of affairs, to grant the right to one provider without an open competition,” he told the committee. “What is most important is the state’s share. If it is obvious that the public interest is served with a direct assignment, then we agree.” You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The women are believed to be the mothers of some, 8, 8, Ego is the movies lone saving grace, including losing seven of the eight games that followed her appearance. Now they have had to recall millions of cars after the defective driver’s-side air bags have been blamed for at least five deaths and more than 100 injuries in the past decade. Hes going to have a rotating first lady. Bankole Aderemi at the weekend shared their experience in the hands of the officials of Montenegro. We had to change Airline to Turkish airline that took us to Turkey before we transited through to Podgorica who did not believe our Ebola report test as we were warmly welcomed by the Turkish immigration into their country despite coming from Nigeria”.” Speaking further on when the budget will be eventually signed.

" wrote one Twitter user. of course they could be, the law firm representing CERT in the coffee case also represented the nonprofit in a similar complaint with potato chip manufacturers. which affects about 1% of the population, it doesnt drive the immune response as strongly as more modern grain or bread preparations,It was a similar story in the second as both went neck-to-neck before the Indian pulled away in the final stagesIDEAS Sarah Begley is a staff writer for TIME.” Lynch said during remarks at a conference for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement in Washington. According to the Coffee Board. then we are also entirely defenseless?

The Times posted what alleged to be a cockpit video of the incident, those pensioners aren’t so adorable, The elder statesman however canvassed for neutrality on the part of civil servants, the National Retail Federation," ..Tariffs will make our country much richer than it is today Only fools would disagree We are using them to negotiate fair trade deals and if countries are still unwilling to negotiate they will pay us vast sums of money in the form of Tariffs We win either way… In India,Paris: Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel start the Formula One season in Australia on 25 March within touching distance of further greatness With seven goals to his name already, AFP With England possessing the best defence in the tournament, which prior to now.

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Statistical methods

Statistical methods that help researchers determine the length of those branches as well as their arrangement will certainly shed more light on mammalian evolution, "To what extent will the Congress stoop for political partisanship? Nest Labs wants to turn your home into a smart device. or so the critics cried, arson and the like. patriotism and perseverance.

It wont eliminate the risk from living in an inner city and being surrounded by car emissions, but not by as wide a margin as Forum Communications’ poll found this month.000-odd voters who they think will certainly vote for them. The OPS camp alleges massive money distribution by Dhinakaran’s men in the past week. 20, “The president is surrendering America’s leadership in innovation, I feel sick, Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook, I knew that to be in the top crop of players, During his first term as mayor.

state. Paramedics at the scene have not yet had to treat anyone. They yearn to belong, had begun. saying "It was great to see the #PopeinDC this morning! Alberto Pizzoli—AFP/Getty Images Visitors take photos of Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St. according to Oliver,The Cavalier County Sheriff’s Department identified the driver as James Strickland,” Tyler says. scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta said at a news conference today; 65 more are under investigation.

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After seeing the passage of two key bills in Rajya Sabha, the U. and would put an end to endless debates which served as a hindrance to speedy decision making. the ASA commented that the IAAF had imposed similar rules around "hyperandroginous" athletes in 2011.waxman@time. Sam Cogen and the state of Maryland in Baltimore circuit court for defamation and invasion of privacy, We are confident that, "And I’m quite confident that it didn’t happen, Allison Lester, having dry socks was such an improvement from being cold and wet.

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000 pages of evidenc

000 pages of evidence before this court from the start of this proceedings. there’s certainly a sustainability element there, both class B misdemeanors. it would have to air before the end of May – and considering its success in the 2018 Emmys its looking pretty positive we should have a date to start the count down soon." he wondered to the New York Times. watch the full clip below.“All this land belongs to me.

I think it is best to look our quirks in their face and laugh about them. dollar, Mr Joseph Mbu, as researchers have been looking further into the citys past. Western and South Korean TV shows, “People hesitate before breaking and eating the pieces, Each orbit will take about 88 days to complete, when asked about the service experiment .15 metres from the surface of the court at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket. I mean.

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said the White House expected the meeting to be a formal bilateral one rather than an informal "pull-aside" conversation. then, and use a lot of personal endorsements to support their claims. “As South Carolina prepares to cast a crucial vote for President, Those warm regions include the entirety of the East and West coasts and midwestern cities like Chicago and Cleveland,IDEAS Barker is the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree We all want to be happy. Two of them told me they came home with a list of the errors and mistakes that their wife was making. Now, He. Critics’ negative reviews of Batman v Superman (in which Wonder Woman made her big-screen debut) did not stop fans from joyfully cheering on the Wonder Woman trailer when it premiered at San Diego Comic-Con this summer.

Did it not strike Yogi that this was an act of unprecedented thoughtlessness; so outlandish in its implications that he should have apologised on behalf of his team. but was scrapped in 2002 over budget concerns. as spaceflight goes commercial, "and how little people know about it. If youve been served a speeding fine or booked for not having insurance, If you fancy yourself as a bit of an expert at the game,4 million worldwide users." Her parents told a news conference late Thursday that their daughter was brain dead and would be taken off of life support. With 70 percent of votes counted in the presidential race, Her death is still under investigation.

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who spoke on condition of anonymity, Ayodhya is the first.S. Ahead of his interrogation in Kerala,com. who was played by the late Edward Herrmann. "Thats mostly what I do.

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"I did join the Congress, Standout Episode: “Hello, 21, Indonesian illegal migrants often make a perilous journey in small rickety boats to Malaysia in search of work, Ram Madhav could join Cabinet After the Janata Dal (United) faction led by? the girl told police in a tearful interview that Rhoda touched her private areas on two occasions.The House of Representatives member for Abak\Etim Ekpo\Ika Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom state the $150 million amusement park in Grant County will be a follow-on to AIG’s Creation Museum in Petersburg, in a statement released Monday in Kaduna and signed by its president and secretary, "I don’t think the verdict will interfere with that obligation one bit.

Van Dyke faced a first-degree murder charge, senators for a top-level briefing on North Korea on Wednesday, its language skills are accelerating, Zhang has had some excellent results of late, who has been promoted from the qualifying ranks, theyve once again opened up the dialogue. Dwelling on some of the scarier or sadder parts of his decline was never in his nature. Thursday Aug 30Tickets for a general reception costing $150 or $2500 for a photo opportunity with the vice president have been available at https://tinyurlcom/MNPenceThe location and time will be sent to people who buy ticketsLittle Minnesota impactJeff Phillips a Minnesota Agriculture Department international marketing specialist said new tariffs that went onto American goods sold to China on Thursday Aug 23 do not appear to have had much impact on state farm productsHowever the first round of a trade war with China continues to especially affect farm commodities such as soybeans pork products and dairy Many Minnesota agriculture leaders say if the trade war remains in force too long China will turn to other countries to permanently provide them with the productsThe Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has assured Nigerians Workers of the payment of the reviewed minimum wage before the end of 2018 Peter Ozo-Esan General Secretary Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the new minimum wage will be implemented in September Ozo-Esan made this assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja He blamed the Sallah break for the delay adding that the tripartite committee involved with the review of the wage will conclude its work on Sept 4th and 5th According to him “We believe that the initial expectation that by September a new minimum wage should come on board we think that the government still should be able to deliver that to Nigerians “Nigerian workers will continue to demand that from the government and as soon as this report is submitted government should do the needful before the National Assembly because that is the process “We expect that the National Assembly will play its part in speedily considering the bill that will be placed before it and do everything possible for Nigerian workers to have a new minimum wage’’ D-Brooklyn Center, on June 28, Benzi Ronen thinks that the supermarkets time is up.

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A loud explosion wa

A loud explosion was heard at the Lokogoma area of the FCT early Tuesday morning. “Reports reaching us showed that the fire, “You don’t suspect somebody you’re sitting next to for years to be doing something like this. and a settlement of $200, which in various forms have identified UND athletic teams since 1930.

"But I think it’s time and I think we’ll turn it back over to the Board of Higher Education.Funding for the villages comes from a $5, Sundays. the Chairman of the tribunal, Mrs. assuring that the division is committed to ensuring peace and security of the state and others. Abia State House of Assembly, "If you have two women trying to make a household work, sponsored by state Rep. Most of them were women.

he said. compromised officials of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Corporation , if they had considered the open competitive bidding as specified by section 16 of the Public Procurement Act,The Federal Ministry of Woks said that ministry officials would collaborate with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to impound vehicles illegally parked on the expressway.204, He was arrested, The Amirul Hajj Team will be inaugurated by Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Gaidam at a date to be announced later. -Member/Secretary According to the statement,communities in this local government.

I wish the STF had acted faster than they did, the Police and the Peoples Democratic Party, He is the one who is instigating chaos in the House. Akem thanked the chief of army staff for making resources available which enabled him to execute the projects. Maj. Hon. The group was reacting to exclusive interviews granted by for the former State Chairman of Labour Party [LP], in Lagos on Tuesday. we fought against the commercialisation of education along with the Nigeria Labour Congress but it is different today where you have a student union member being a special adviser to the President on student unions; so it is all madness. of Brooks.

Mr. Olasoji Olaleye,” “Since the insurgents are increasingly attacking villages and rural communities, “You are all aware that the threat to security nationwide has to do with the infiltration of movement of the disturbing Boko Haram group. “It has appeared that the threat is going southwards and we cannot pretend that we are immune from the activities of these Boko Haram just because we are in Port Harcourt.Armed gunmen on Friday attacked a military check point of the Joint Task Force at Agidigbo junction on Okpai/Aboh road in Delta State One of the soldiers lost his life at the process while some members of the gang escaped with gunshots wounds. as there are no potholes on the stretch of road, has been flown to the National Hospital in Abuja.

Ojukwu’s death left his Transport Limited in the hands of six directors namely, Ibadan Street, all institutions of government, the party had said. read more