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Kyrgyzstan’s economic week – Nov. 13-18, 2017

Eggs in return. At the beginning of the week, Kyrgyzstan did not allowed to import 300 thousand chicken eggs from Kazakhstan. Chairman of the State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security Kalysbek Zhumakanov said that, a truck loaded with eggs
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Kyrgyzstan’s economic week – Nov. 13-18, 2017

Eggs in return. At the beginning of the week, Kyrgyzstan did not allowed to import 300 thousand chicken eggs from Kazakhstan. Chairman of the State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security Kalysbek Zhumakanov said that, a truck loaded with eggs was stopped at the Ak-Tilek checkpoint, which was carrying goods from Kazakhstan without the appropriate veterinary documents. Due to the lack of relevant documents, which allow to import goods into the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union, the cargo was returned to Kazakhstan. «This is not the first time. There are a lot of such cases. One can said that there are such facts every day when the goods are not allowed because of the lack of relevant documents. Usually chickens, domestic animals, food, meat are detained at the border. The goods are from everywhere, and from third countries,» Zhumakanov said. More energy and fees. Over 10 months, Severelectro received 4.57 billion kWh of electricity, which is 387 million kWh more compared to the same period in 2016. For the expired period, the commodity output of «Severelectro» was 5.8 billion soms, at that 6 billion soms (102.9%) were collected from consumers. At the end of ten months, the total electricity losses amounted to 12.42%, which is 1.1% lower compared to the level of 2016. Over the past period, the collection of payments from the population was 106.1%, for industrial facilities - 100.6%, for budget organizations - 99.9%, for agricultural facilities - 99.1% and other consumers - 99, 8% of the invoiced amount. Again Megacom. The process of negotiations on the sale of Alfa Telecom CJSC (Megacom) with Russian citizen Elena Nagornaya was terminated. The State Property Management Fund reported that, the negotiations were terminated «due to the fact that the parties failed to achieve mutually acceptable terms of sale.» As it was explained later, the Russian woman expressed a new condition - three years of management before the final purchase transaction. The State Property Management Fund did not agree, because the law does not allow such a deal. Nagornaya said that she was ready to buy Alfa Telecom in September 2017. Under the terms of sale of the company, the bidders must submit a price offer for the purchase of 100% of shares not lower than the amount of 13.5 billion soms. The buyer must pay 7% of the commission above the selling price. After the failure of the negotiations with the Russian citizen, the Government of Kyrgyzstan has not yet decided whether to submit the company again for auction or not, but in any case the price specified earlier will not change. White honey to China. Beekeepers from Kyrgyzstan will supply white honey to China. The State Agency for Promotion of Investments and Export reported that, a meeting of representatives of NGO Naryn Uyuk with International Transcontinental Corporation of Innovative Technologies was held on November 9, at which an agreement was reached to supply Kyrgyz white honey to China in the amount of 10 tons. Budget revenues. According to preliminary data for 10 months of 2017, the total amount of state budget revenues was 117 billion 996.7 million soms. This indicator indicates that the original plan rate is exceeded by 0.7%. According to the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic, the total revenues of the state budget in comparison with the figures for the same period of the last year increased by 14.7% or by 15 billion 153.6 million soms. Such results were achieved due to the growth of tax revenues, non-tax revenues, as well as from received official transfers. «The volume of tax revenues for the period from January to October 2017 amounted to 82 billion 488.8 million soms or 97.6% of the plan. The sum of shortage is 1 billion 997.2 million soms. Compared with the same period last year, tax revenues increased by 6 billion 787.8 million soms or 9%,» the Ministry of Finance reported. During the reporting period, the State Tax Service collected revenues in the amount of 57 billion 638.2 million soms, which indicates the fulfillment of the target figure by 97.4%. Compared with the corresponding level of the previous year, the STS revenues increased by 7.4% or by 3 billion 970.4 million soms. Kabar News Agency

ICYMI: Farida Waziri pronounces Goodluck Jonathan guilty

Sonala Olumhense Somewhere out there, right now, is one rich and powerful Nigerian.  We do not know how he made his money, but we have it on some authority he was one of the chieftains of the fuel subsidy scam. That chapter, you might remember, almost brough
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ICYMI: Farida Waziri pronounces Goodluck Jonathan guilty

Sonala Olumhense Somewhere out there, right now, is one rich and powerful Nigerian.  We do not know how he made his money, but we have it on some authority he was one of the chieftains of the fuel subsidy scam. That chapter, you might remember, almost brought down the Goodluck Jonathan government in January 2012. […]

Union opposes FG plans to hire Malaysian consultants for $1m

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Industrial Global Union Africa has opposed the decision of the Federal Government to hire Malaysian consultants for $1 million to conduct a study that will aid the implementation of the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 20
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Union opposes FG plans to hire Malaysian consultants for $1m

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Industrial Global Union Africa has opposed the decision of the Federal Government to hire Malaysian consultants for $1 million to conduct a study that will aid the implementation of the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020. The union described the move as unpatriotic, noting that the government should rather hire […]

White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax bill

U.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.
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White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax bill

U.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.

Defiant Hun Sen tells US to cut all aid to Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.
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Defiant Hun Sen tells US to cut all aid to Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.

Restructuring: Southern senators to hold confab

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Members of the Senate under the auspices of the Southern Senators Forum have expressed their commitment to ensuring an equitable, progressive and prosperous Nigeria. Chairman of the forum, Senator Hope Uzodinma, in a statement on Sunday, s
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Restructuring: Southern senators to hold confab

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Members of the Senate under the auspices of the Southern Senators Forum have expressed their commitment to ensuring an equitable, progressive and prosperous Nigeria. Chairman of the forum, Senator Hope Uzodinma, in a statement on Sunday, said the lawmakers would continue to canvass for lasting solutions to issues affecting Nigerians, irrespective of […]

Socialist MEP will head rule of law delegation to Malta

A member of the European Parliament’s Socialists and Democrats group will chair the delegation coming to Malta at the end of the month to investigate the situation regarding the rule of law in the country, this newspaper has learnt. European Parliament sour
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Socialist MEP will head rule of law delegation to Malta

A member of the European Parliament’s Socialists and Democrats group will chair the delegation coming to Malta at the end of the month to investigate the situation regarding the rule of law in the country, this newspaper has learnt. European Parliament sources told The Sunday Times of Malta that Socialist MEP Ana Gomes is among those most likely to chair the delegation, which is expected to arrive for a two-day visit on November 30. While the names on the delegation list should be finalised tomorrow, they will be MEPs who have for months followed the situation in Malta closely, a source said. The choice of a socialist chair was not a coincidence but done purposely to eliminate any speculation that the visit is motivated by local partisan politics, the source added. On Wednesday, the European Parliament called upon the European Commission to initiate a dialogue with the Maltese government on the functioning of the rule of law in Malta. The S&D was the only group that did not sign the resolution, although some of its members voted in favour. Labour Party MEPs, who voted against the resolution, have repeatedly questioned the motives behind last Tuesday’s rule of law debate in the...

«Конец эпохи»: Мугабе пожал руки генералам, желающим его ухода

Фотогалерею со встречи под заголовком «Конец эпохи» выложила на сайте крупнейшая государственная газета страны The Herald. Ранее правящая
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«Конец эпохи»: Мугабе пожал руки генералам, желающим его ухода

Фотогалерею со встречи под заголовком «Конец эпохи» выложила на сайте крупнейшая государственная газета страны The Herald. Ранее правящая партия ЗАНУ-ПФ потребовала от Мугабе подать в отставку до полудня понедельника.

Focus on German film

After being absent from the cultural calendar in 2016, the German Film Festival organised by the German Maltese Circle is back this year with its eighth edition at a new venue and in an extended format. A total of eight films representing a wide spectrum of r
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Focus on German film

After being absent from the cultural calendar in 2016, the German Film Festival organised by the German Maltese Circle is back this year with its eighth edition at a new venue and in an extended format. A total of eight films representing a wide spectrum of recent German cinema will be screened between November 22 and 26 at the Embassy Cinema in Valletta. Sirka Facklam, the festival’s curator, explains that “a positive effect of changing venue is that the screens are bigger and therefore allow for a more intense cinematographic experience, especially for those films which have stunning visuals. I am actually looking forward to experiencing that”. The festival kicks off with Maria Schrader’s historical biographical drama Stefan Zweig – Farewell to Europe. This beautifully shot film portrays the Austrian author at the height of his worldwide fame during his years of exile in South America and New York. It is a story of a refugee who, with the loss of his home country, also loses his capability to write and ultimately his purpose to live. “The new look is also due to the fact that we wanted to add some new elements to the festival and also to include the attendance of directors to...

The Multimedia Group opens Book of Condolence in memory of KABA

A book of condolence has been opened at the Front Desk of the Radio building of The Multimedia Group, in memory of the late Asempa FM’s broadcaster, KABA.
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The Multimedia Group opens Book of Condolence in memory of KABA

A book of condolence has been opened at the Front Desk of the Radio building of The Multimedia Group, in memory of the late Asempa FM’s broadcaster, KABA.

Human trafficking, illegal migration embarrassing Nigeria, Saraki laments

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has described the alarming rate of human trafficking and illegal migration by some Nigerians as threat to national security that requires urgent response. He said the problem was giving Nigeria a ba
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Human trafficking, illegal migration embarrassing Nigeria, Saraki laments

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has described the alarming rate of human trafficking and illegal migration by some Nigerians as threat to national security that requires urgent response. He said the problem was giving Nigeria a bad image. Saraki, according to a statement on Sunday in Abuja by his Chief Press […]

Real Madrid confirm Ramos nose break

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos had his nose broken in a bad-tempered Madrid derby at Atletico Madrid tests confirmed on Sunday. Ramos had to be replaced at half-time of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano which left both sides
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Real Madrid confirm Ramos nose break

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos had his nose broken in a bad-tempered Madrid derby at Atletico Madrid tests confirmed on Sunday. Ramos had to be replaced at half-time of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano which left both sides 10 points behind runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona. “After tests carried out on Sergio Ramos […]

Insecurity: Police ban motorbikes in Akwa Ibom          

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has banned the use of motorbikes in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, explained in Uyo that the ban, which takes place today (
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Insecurity: Police ban motorbikes in Akwa Ibom          

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has banned the use of motorbikes in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, explained in Uyo that the ban, which takes place today (Sunday) will be enforced from 6pm to 7am daily. According to […]

Turkey bans LGBTI events across Ankara province

Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to “maintain public order”. The move follows a ban on a festival of German-language gay films in the capital on Thursday, imposed o
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Turkey bans LGBTI events across Ankara province

Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to “maintain public order”. The move follows a ban on a festival of German-language gay films in the capital on Thursday, imposed on the grounds it could incite hatred and be at risk from terror attacks. “Since […]

Саакашвили говорит, что готов возглавить правительство Украины. Просит «поднимать людей»

«Мы должны найти новых людей для нового правительства Украины. Я готов вместе с вами возглавить этот процесс, я готов возглавить и это прав
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Саакашвили говорит, что готов возглавить правительство Украины. Просит «поднимать людей»

«Мы должны найти новых людей для нового правительства Украины. Я готов вместе с вами возглавить этот процесс, я готов возглавить и это правительство, если нужно. - заявил политик. - Мы найдем украинцев, которым нужна Украина».

Fleetwood wins Race to Dubai title as Rose falls short

Tommy Fleetwood capitalised on a poor back nine from fellow Briton Justin Rose to be crowned the Race to Dubai champion on the final day of the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.
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Fleetwood wins Race to Dubai title as Rose falls short

Tommy Fleetwood capitalised on a poor back nine from fellow Briton Justin Rose to be crowned the Race to Dubai champion on the final day of the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.

Good men die young – Ade Coker mourns colossus KABA

Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC says he is yet to come to terms with the passing of Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong, popularly known as KABA.
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Good men die young – Ade Coker mourns colossus KABA

Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC says he is yet to come to terms with the passing of Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong, popularly known as KABA.

A world in motion

What is the concept behind Solitude? So there were really two ideas: one of the things which I think is really changing society is this dual life we lead. I have been immersed in the tech industry from a very young age. I’ve always been a very early adopte
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A world in motion

What is the concept behind Solitude? So there were really two ideas: one of the things which I think is really changing society is this dual life we lead. I have been immersed in the tech industry from a very young age. I’ve always been a very early adopter and I’ve been living ‘online’ since the Mirc days, the online gaming days, the hi5 days and, nowadays, the myriad social media platforms we all use. I have had an online presence and online friends for a while, so much so that nowadays if I am cut off from the internet for more than a few hours I feel physically anxious. Having said that, mine was still a generation that grew up without the internet, so we are unlike our younger brothers and sisters who are even more affected by this need to link up online. This brings us to today, where we all have our ‘real’ lives and our online lives – two, sometimes completely disparate, worlds where you may feel like a king in one (especially if you consider the escape worlds like World of Warcraft or some other game) and horribly alone and insignificant in the other. You might feel that you need to hide the ‘ugliness’ of real life and only show the perfect parts through your online...

BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF picks ousted VP Mnangagwa for 2018 polls

 Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party said on Sunday that former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking sparked a military takeover earlier this week, would be its candidate for president in elections scheduled for 2018. “Mnangagwa was elect
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BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF picks ousted VP Mnangagwa for 2018 polls

 Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party said on Sunday that former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking sparked a military takeover earlier this week, would be its candidate for president in elections scheduled for 2018. “Mnangagwa was elected as president and first secretary of ZANU-PF…  and was nominated as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2018 general […]

Speeding up time in older age

Our bodies are sophisticated watches that seem to get faster with age. The psychologist William James at the turn of the 20th century observed that years seem to pass more rapidly as we grow older. In 1937 French biophysicist Lecomte du Nouy associated this p
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Speeding up time in older age

Our bodies are sophisticated watches that seem to get faster with age. The psychologist William James at the turn of the 20th century observed that years seem to pass more rapidly as we grow older. In 1937 French biophysicist Lecomte du Nouy associated this phenomenon of a racing time with the slowing in cellular activity in ageing bodies. He connected time with our physiological processes. To this day, although there is much evidence supporting this theory, the relationship between our physiological processes and our estimate of time remains contested. For example, in 1958, Sanford Goldstone, William Boardman and William Lhamon, with Baylor University Houston, Texas, asked institutional older adults to count 30 seconds at a rate of one count per second. Older adults tended to report a shorter time interval than younger people. But the evidence goes back and forth. In 2005 Marc Wittman and Sandra Lehnhoff, together with the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, supported the widespread belief that the passage of time speeds up with age. They point out that such incremental changes are subtle. The authors also concede that there remain other factors that can speed up time. In an...

Buhari congratulates Jonathan at 60

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan, on his 60th birthday which holds on Monday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Pre
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Buhari congratulates Jonathan at 60

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan, on his 60th birthday which holds on Monday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said Jonathan’s foray into politics and ascendency to the highest political office in Nigeria from a […]