Mariam Amjoun, a 9-year-old Moroccan girl, has won the 2018 Arab Reading Challenge in Dubai, outperforming 10.5 million participants from 40 countries.Amjoun won AED 500,000 (nearly MAD 1.3 million) in prize money. She will use it for her university education and for her family for encouraging her to read, reported Gulf News.The award ceremony was held at the Dubai Opera House today, October 30. “I am extremely happy with this prize. I would like to thank his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for this amazing initiative which developed our cognitive curiosity and increased our love for reading books.”“I advise Arab children to read because reading is the ‘lighthouse of civilization,’” she added.Despite her young age, Amjoun said that she has read 200 books and participated in the challenge with only 60 books.“If I want to describe my country in two words, I would say ‘a piece of heaven,’” Amjoun said confidently.Amjoun was the youngest of five finalists from Egypt, Algeria, Palestine, and Jordan.Before going to Dubai, Amjoun had beaten thousands of participants in Morocco and was chosen from among 16 semi-finalists.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE prime minister, honored the top finalists from Arab and other non-Arab countries.A panel of judges asked the finalists various questions before asking the audience to vote.The audience voted in an instant poll, choosing Amjoun. Sheikh Mohammad presented the winners of the competition’s different categories with awards totaling AED 11 million (over $3 million).“The challenge is the largest-ever Arab literacy initiative encouraging students to read as many books as possible, over 50, in one academic year,” wrote Gulf News.The number of children participating this year increased by 26 percent since 2017, from 7.4 million to 10.5 million participants from 44 countries. The number was described as “a record-breaking.” The challenge included Arab students from Arab countries and non-Arab countries as well as non-native speakers of Arabic.Tasneem Aidi from France was a top winner from a non-Arab country.A total of 52,000 schools and 87,000 supervisors participated.The Ekhlas School from Kuwait won an AED 1 million prize for “having the best reading initiatives in the region.” Aisha Tuwergy from Saudi Arabia won AED 300,000 for being the “best supervisor” to encourage students in the challenge, reported Gulf News.Sheikh Mohammad launched the the Arab Reading Challenge in 2015. The challenge aims to “establish a culture of reading among the new Arab generations across the globe,” and enhance “the importance of knowledge in shaping their future as well as the future of their communities and countries.”Palestinian Afaf Raed won the title of the champion of the 2017 Arab Reading Challenge.
BEIJING — China is seeking to support from some of its Asian neighbours and Russia in its escalating tariff fight with the U.S.Speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kyrgyzstan, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said representatives of the eight-nation grouping had expressed “broad support” for China’s position.Wang reiterated China’s stance that it would never accept unequal trading arrangements. He said Beijing will match “extreme pressure” from the U.S. with its own measures.Beijing has already responded to Trump’s tariff hikes on $250 billion of Chinese imports by slapping penalties on $110 billion of American goods. Based on last year’s trade, that leaves about $45 billion in imports from the U.S.That includes semiconductors and other critical inputs needed by fledgling Chinese tech industries.The Associated Press
All three suffered “serious injuries” after finding the unshielded cylindrical sources, which are about the size of a person’s hand, in a remote part of Georgia last month, according to the Agency.Responding to a request for assistance from the Georgian authorities, the Agency sent in expert teams earlier this month to help safely retrieve and transport the sources to a secure interim storage site.This is not the first time that discarded, or “orphan,” radioactive sources have been found in Georgia, and experts warn that many others remain lost, abandoned or otherwise outside of regulatory control. The latest incident in Georgia has heightened concerns over the safety and security of radiation sources not only there but elsewhere, according to the IAEA, which is moving to further strengthen its security-related programmes and assistance services. Efforts are under way to reduce threats from potential acts of nuclear terrorism and to upgrade the Agency’s programmes for the security of nuclear material, radioactive sources and nuclear facilities.
by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 20, 2014 12:57 pm MDT Chorus Aviation open to early renegotiation of relationship with Air Canada AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Chorus Aviation says it is willing to renegotiate its financial relationship with Air Canada now that a contentions arbitration between them over costs has been resolved.“We’re open to negotiations at any time,” CEO Joseph Randell said in an interview Thursday after releasing the regional carrier’s 2013 results.The Halifax-based regional airline beat expectations as its net profit, excluding severance and one-time costs, grew 17.5 per cent to $20.8 million in the fourth quarter.Randell said no negotiations are currently underway but lines of communication are open and the arbitration battle won by Chorus last fall has left no bad blood between the two sides.“In fact, our relations are quite cordial. We have challenges on both sides and we respect that.”The current capacity purchase agreement (CPA) expires in 2020, but it has been amended before to give Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) financial relief in exchange for lengthening its expiry date.Randell said additional changes are possible as long as they benefit both sides.Air Canada is looking at all opportunities to cut costs to become more competitive with WestJet (TSX:WJA), whose Encore regional service is set to expand to Eastern Canada this summer. It recently added Air Georgian as another lower-cost regional partner, in addition to expanding its relationship with Sky Regional.Chorus (TSX:CHR.B) has been trying to become more efficient by reducing staffing through the voluntary retirement. It paid $9.9 million in severance last year to senior workers who took buyouts, and has earmarked another $15 million in 2014.It has also replaced smaller aircraft with larger, more fuel-efficient Bombardier Q400 turboprops. Over three years, 32 older 50-seat regional jets have been removed and replaced with 21 of the 74-seat turbos.“We see on the fleet side further opportunities to engage and improve the operation for both ourselves and Air Canada,” Randell said.Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial said he doesn’t see the CPA being extended at the current markup rate of 12.5 per on controllable costs and that Air Canada will continue to exert pressure on Chorus to make changes.“We expect Chorus will ultimately agree to renegotiate the CPA with materially lower rates, likely in exchange for further fleet replacement/growth and a term extension,” he wrote in a report, adding that a new deal will be reached well before the 2020 expiry.The analyst increased his target price for Chorus shares to $3.25 from $2.25 following the redemption of $60 million of debt.Chorus estimates that billable block hours will decrease about four per cent in 2014 to between 368,000 and 378,000. However it expects to generate EBITDA of $175 million to $185 million, that is better than analysts forecasted.Randell said he’s optimistic about the airline’s future acknowledged that the arbitration process created significant uncertainty for the company and caused its share price to suffer as it temporarily cut its dividend before partially restoring it after the November arbitration ruling.An arbitration panel supported Chorus’s contention that there was no justification for changing the current 12.5 per cent markup on how much its Jazz subsidiary receives from Air Canada.The two sides had battled over the permitted growth of controllable costs — including salaries and wages, maintenance and overhead — under their capacity purchase agreement or CPA. Both sides agreed to compare or benchmark Jazz costs in 2009 and later in 2015 to those of a specified group of similar operators in the U.S.The process also delayed efforts to diversify the business such as a recent joint venture with U.S. company GA Telesis to provide spare parts and components to other regional airlines.“We’re feeling a bit of a new lease on life here,” he said.Chorus said it ended the year with 17 cents per share in adjusted earnings. That was three cents ahead of analyst forecasts and last year’s results.Including one-time costs, Chorus said Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income decreased nearly 40 per cent to $8.8 million or seven cents per share.Operating revenue increased slightly to $413.2 million. Passenger revenue, excluding pass-through costs, increased 2.2 per cent due to rate increases from Air Canada (TSX:AC.B), offset by a decrease in billable block hours.For the full year, Chorus earned $61.9 million or 50 cents per share, down 38 per cent from $100.2 million or 81 cents per basic share. Adjusted net income was $84.7 million or 69 cents per share, compared with $94.6 million or 76 cents per share in 2012.Revenues decreased to $1.67 billion from $1.71 billion a year ago.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Chorus shares were up 17 cents, or 4.7 per cent, at $3.76 in Thursday afternoon trading.
The world’s two largest cement companies, Lafarge and Holcim, say they are in advanced discussions on a “merger of equals” to create a global powerhouse with $47 billion of annual sales.“Holcim and Lafarge believe that, given the strong complementarity of their portfolio and the cultural proximity between the two companies, there is rationale in considering a potential merger that could deliver significant benefits to customers, employees and shareholders,” the companies said in separate statements Friday.The news sent their respective shares up about seven and nine per cent in trading in Zurich and Paris.The Swiss and France-based companies said there is no assurance that the discussions will lead to a definitive agreement.Together they earned $3.14 billion of profits last year, including $2.5 billion attributable to shareholders, and employed more than 134,000 people around the world, including Canada.Lafarge is partially owned by a subsidiary of Power Corp. (TSX:POW), whose chairman and co-CEO, Paul Desmarais Jr., is a member of the Lafarge board of directors.Last year, it earned $1.17 billion on $22.8 billion of sales. Holcim says it earned $1.96 billion on $24 billion of net sales in 2013.Each is saddled with more than $13 billion of debt that was increased from acquisitions.They have been cutting costs and reducing debt as they’ve faced the negative fallout from the global economic slowdown.But the companies said in annual reports that the longer term prospects are tied to economic recovery and growing urbanization.“Markets shall increasingly benefit from the recovery in the United States and the continuing growth in emerging markets as Europe overall stabilizes,” said Lafarge, which sees cement demand growing by two to five per cent in 2014.The merger is likely to attract the concerns of competition regulators because of the dominant position the company would have. Lafarge alone says it has a cement market share of 33 per cent in Canada, 12 per cent in the U.S., 40 per cent in the U.K., and 34 per cent in France.Laforge entered North America in 1956 by building a cement plant in Richmond, B.C. It employs more than 6,000 employees at six plants that have the capacity to produce 5.8 million tonnes of cement annually.Holcim employs nearly 2,900 workers at four facilities, including two cement plants in Quebec and Mississauga, Ont.The company said the Canadian operations sold less cement and aggregates last year because of challenging market conditions. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 4, 2014 1:39 pm MDT Lafarge, Holcim in talks to merge the world’s two largest cement companies
← Previous Story Laszlo Nagy will miss EHF EURO 2014! Next Story → BATTLE FOR QATAR 2015: Swiss point in Ukraine – Israel and BiH at the TOP Cake, flowers and shirts on which it wrote in Serbian, Spanish, Russian, French and Macedonian “you are our golden girls”, team colleagues from ZRK Vardar welcomed Andrea Lekic, Marija Lojpur and Marina Dmitrovic at the first training in year 2014. Some of Indira Kastratovic‘s team supported the team players that played for Serbia, Montenegro and France at the World Championship 2013, so the nice welcome to the silver girls is no surprise.The handball season in women’s competition continues. The first match in the Women’s Regional League against Krim Ljubljana is scheduled for the 8th of January. Andrea Lekicindira kastratovicMarija Lojpurmarina dmitrovicrakometrukometzrk vardar
L’usage du portable n’augmente pas le risque de cancer du cerveauUne vaste étude conduite pendant 18 ans au Danemark a conclu que l’utilisation du téléphone mobile ne provoquait pas de hausse du risque de cancer du cerveau. Les études ne cessent de se contredire. En mai dernier, des experts internationaux rassemblés par l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) elle-même, annonçaient que leur enquête concernant un lien entre l’utilisation des portables et certains cancers du cerveau s’était révélée affirmative : l’utilisation de ces appareils était “peut-être cancérogène pour l’homme” et pouvait augmenter le risque de développer un gliome, un type de cancer du cerveau. À lire aussiCancer : définition, causes, types, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Mais aujourd’hui, c’est une conclusion totalement inverse à laquelle sont parvenus des chercheurs de la Société danoise du cancer qui publient leurs travaux dans la revue British Medical Journal. Selon eux, l’usage du portable n’augmente pas le risque de cancer du cerveau et ce, même chez les personnes abonnées depuis plus de treize ans, et pour tout type de cancer du cerveau. Pour arriver à ce résultat, ils ont suivi l’état de santé de 358.403 abonnés à un service de mobile pendant près de 18 ans. Au final, ils ont ainsi observé 10.729 tumeurs du système nerveux central, 5.111 chez les hommes et 5.618 chez les femmes, mais à peu près autant chez les abonnés que chez les autres. Parmi les sujets, les chercheurs n’ont tenu compte que des personnes abonnées individuellement, sans considérer celles ne disposant que d’un téléphone portable professionnel, classées comme non-utilisatrices. Par ailleurs, le niveau d’utilisation des abonnés n’est pas connu dans la mesure où ils n’ont pas été interrogés sur leur durée quotidienne d’utilisation du téléphone.Ainsi, les chercheurs n’excluent pas qu’une augmentation du risque apparaisse chez les très gros utilisateurs, pour une utilisation de plus de quinze ans, ce qui pourrait être l’objet d’études ultérieures, soulignent-ils. Pour leur part, les autorités sanitaires continuent néanmoins de suggérer aux quelques cinq milliards d’utilisateurs de portable dans le monde de privilégier l’utilisation des textos et des kits mains libres pour réduire l’exposition. Le 21 octobre 2011 à 10:29 • Maxime Lambert
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is “in love” with Napoli captain Marek Hamsik, says the Naples’ club president Aurelio De LaurentiisIn his 11 years in the Serie A, Hamsik has become one of the most highly-regarded midfielders in Italian football and has attracted interest from rival clubs.One such admirer is allegedly Allegri, who has reportedly attempted to sign the Slovakia international during his time in charge at AC Milan and most recently for Juventus.But De Laurentiis insists that Napoli have always stood their ground against Allegri, while also downplaying Hamsik’s offer to go to China.“In the past, there were offers from Milan, when Allegri was the coach, and Juve, when Allegri was the coach,” said De Laurentiis, as stated on Football-Italia.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He’s in love with Hamsik. I never believed in his transfer to China, I have [film] units there and I know how the Chinese think.“Many things are said, but it’s a long time before anything happens.”Following their near-miss in landing their first Serie A title in 28 years last season, Napoli have since removed the new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri from his position as head coach and have appointed Carlo Ancelotti as his replacement.Hamsik himself recently revealed that it was Ancelotti who convinced him to remain at Napoli instead of doing a life-changing move to China.
Dele Alli said getting hit by a bottle at the Emirates Stadium in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Arsenal made his goal “a little bit sweeter.”Tottenham Hotspur striker Dele Alli scored in the Spurs’ EFL Cup quarter-final victory at Arsenal, where he assisted the first goal 20 minutes in and sealed the win with a goal at the hour mark. Less than 15 minutes later, Alli got hit by a water bottle thrown from the stands, and he replied with a “2-0” gesture.“It is what it is. It made the goal a little bit sweeter – and the win,” Alli told Sky sports, according to FourFourTwo.The victory gave Spurs vengeance for their defeat at the same ground earlier this month, delighting Alli.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“When we came here last time we didn’t get the result we wanted so we knew how important it was,” he said.“We wanted to go into the semi-finals. It was a big test for us and I think it was a strong performance in the end.“We knew how important it was to get the second goal. They’re a good team and can create chances at any moment so one goal sometimes isn’t enough.“I knew Harry [Kane] was going to play the ball, so all I had to do was time the run and finish it off.”
A Jet Airways passenger aircraft prepares to land at the airport in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 12, 2013.Reuters fileThe joy of flying Jet Airways seems to be slowly fading as its financial woes refuse to die down. Amid reported crunch, the management of the carrier is said to have told its pilots that it may have to ground about 23 Boeing 737 aircraft to cut costs.The issue was raised during a meeting with the National Aviators Guild (NAG), the pilot union of Jet, on October 9, attended by the carrier’s CEO Vinay Dube, and chief people officer Rahul Taneja.”The management suggested it is looking at grounding 23 Boeing 737s operating on domestic routes to mitigate losses,” one of the senior pilots, who was at the meeting, told the Financial Express.However, Jet Airways has denied the reports of 23 Boeing 737s being grounded, calling the information “factually incorrect” and “misleading.””Jet Airways categorically denies your information which is factually incorrect and misleading. The airline also urges the publication to refrain from reporting speculative information being circulated via sources with malicious intent,” a Jet Airways spokesperson told FE.During the same meeting, the airline reportedly also delayed payments to its pilots and engineering staff, the deadline for which was October 9.In a statement, the airline said that it has been facing tough times due to high fuel prices and depreciating rupee, but is dedicated toward compensating its employees.”While the company has been diligent in running its payroll as per schedule for all employees, it is only in the last couple of months that the schedule has been impacted due to unavoidable reasons,” the Economic Times quoted the airline as saying.”Despite these challenges, the company has ensured that 85% of its employees are paid salaries on time while those of the leadership, pilots and engineers have been delayed.”It further added that Jet has successfully managed to overcome several issues in the past and will continue to do so in the future as well.Earlier, the full-service airline had told its senior management, engineers and pilots that they would receive their salaries in two installments until November. In tune, the August salaries were also set to be paid in two installments – one by September 11 and another by September 26. While the first installment was paid on time, the second one had been delayed.
Kevin Lynch from the watchOS team introduced the next version of watchOS at Apple’s WWDC keynote. It’s been a slow and steady rise for the Apple Watch. It’s by far the most popular smart watch, and it’s becoming slightly more useful every year.This year is no different. There’s a new workout type for yoga, another one for hiking. You can now challenge your friends for a 7-day competition.But I’m even more excited about automatic workout detection. If you grab your bike and your heart start beating more rapidly, your Apple Watch will track your workout automatically. You’ll also get notifications to end a workout.As rumored, Apple is introducing a new Walkie-Talkie app for Apple Watch users. You press to record a message, release to send it. Your friend will receive a notification. That could open up interesting professional use cases. Cellular Apple Watches make this feature more useful too.The Siri watch face is getting more integrations thanks to Siri shortcuts. You can receive a Citymapper suggestion for instance.When it comes to the actual voice assistant, you won’t need to say “Hey Siri” anymore. You can just raise your wrist and start talking.Apple has ported WebKit to watchOS, which opens up a lot of possibilities. You can view web content from your watch. Apple is adding native podcast support and background audio on the Apple Watch too.Overall, Apple tackled a lot of low hanging fruits. But it’s a compelling pitch and makes the Apple Watch more essential than ever.
Cancun, Q.R. — Representatives from Cancun to Bacalar are participating in an promotional fair in Mexico City to showcase the region, highlighting the Grand Costa Maya.The tourist destinations of Bacalar, Mahaual and Chetumal, the main attractions of the southern region of Quintana Roo, are being promoted in the framework of the second edition of the Mexico Fair, the Heart of Mexico.Advertising of the destinations was integrated into the campaign Grand Costa Maya. Deep Mexican Caribbean and includes the Chetumal and the lagoon of the Seven Colors of Bacalar among other points of interest.The color and flavor of the Mexican Caribbean also stood out for Quintana Roo with the support of the National Chamber the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry. Chefs of Cancún Octavio Santiago, Marcy Bezaleel and Nick Gleason offered the tasting of Boquinete in coriander and peanut pesto, marinated with dehydrated and habanero red currant salt.During the presentation of a video of the gastronomy of Quintana Roo, Juan Pablo Aguirre, the president of Chamber the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry Cancún explained that the objective of the show is to enhance the Caribbean and share the flavors of the sea, among which the fish of the region stand out and Ceviches.The Mexico Fair, the Heart of Mexico is a showcase of promotion and sale of tourist destinations throughout the country, an exhibition of its culture, crafts and cuisine that takes place in the capital’s Zacalo from February 17 to 25.A delegation of 35 people from the Chetumal, Mahahual, Bacalar, Tulum, Maya Ka’an, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Holbox are participating in the fair, with the exhibition of gastronomic samples, cultural presentations and arts, sale of vacation packages, crafts and other products.The fair is aimed at the national market, particularly the one in Mexico City, which is considered the most important national market for Quintana Roo.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAirbus forecasts a market for 5-10 large corporate jets a year in the Middle East – the majority of them in Saudi Arabia – to replace existing aircraft and provide for growth. It is well placed to win at least half of this market, because it has the world’s most modern corporate jet family.Like the rest of the world, the Middle East market is driven by economic growth and, with oil-based economies in the region continuing to prosper, prospects for growth in the region remain bright.The Middle East is the world’s largest market for large corporate jets – aircraft with seating 15 or more passengers – with private customers and governments currently operating around 200 of them.“We already have a strong presence in the Middle East, where more than 80 Airbus corporate jets are already on order and in service, and our young and growing aircraft family means that we are well placed to grow further,” says Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy.Most private jet customers are looking to extend into the air the comfort and space that they already enjoy at home or in the office and, with wider, taller cabins than competing aircraft, Airbus is well placed as the new top-end of the business jet market.Airbus corporate jets range in size from the A318 Elite, which can fly up to 18 pqssengers over intercontinental distances, all the way up to the double-deck A380 Prestige, which can fly more than 100 in comfort and style non-stop to the world.“We have the comfort you want in the size that you need, and are well placed to provide you with the means for a new travel style to which you will want to become accustomed,” enthuses John Leahy.Airbus has been in the corporate jet market since the mid-1980s, when it first sold VIP versions of widebody aircraft to a Middle East customer. The arrival of the A319 in the mid-1990s allowed it to expand its corporate jet offering into a new field with the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), and today it has more than 160 corporate jet sales to its credit.In addition to offering much more comfort, space and value than traditional business jets, all Airbus corporate jets also deliver modern designs that hold their value well, making them good investments as well as a great way in which to travel.Airbus’ corporate jet Family comprises the A318 Elite, ACJ and A320 Prestige plus the widebody A330, A340, A350 and A380 Prestige.www.airbus.com
by The Associated Press Posted May 11, 2018 8:35 am PDT Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Correction: Husband Run Over story HOUSTON – In a story May 11 about a woman released from prison after serving 15 years in the death of her husband, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Clara Harris’ teenage daughter was in the car with Harris when she struck and killed her husband. The teenager was Harris’ stepdaughter.A corrected version of the story is below:Texas woman who ran over cheating husband freed from prisonA Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by repeatedly running him over while her teenage stepdaughter was in the car has been released from prisonA Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by running him down with her car in a jealous rage has been released from prison.Sixty-year-old Clara Harris left prison Friday after serving 15 years of a 20-year sentence in the 2002 killing of her orthodontist husband, David Harris, in the parking lot of a suburban Houston hotel.Harris hired a private investigator after becoming suspicious of her husband, who was tracked to the hotel where he was found with his receptionist-turned-mistress.Clara Harris fought with the woman before striking her husband with her Mercedes-Benz and repeatedly running over his body. David Harris’ teenage daughter — Clara Harris’ stepdaughter — was in the car at the time.Clara Harris was convicted of murder in 2003.The case drew widespread attention and led to a made-for-television movie. FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2007, file photo, convicted murderer Clara Harris takes the stand in Houston, during a wrongful-death civil suit against her. The Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by running him down with her car in a jealous rage has been released from prison. Sixty-year-old Harris left prison Friday, May 11, 2018, after serving 15 years of a 20-year sentence in the death of her orthodontist husband in 2002 in the parking lot of a suburban Houston hotel. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
May 25, 2015Abbye Churchill’s article on THE SCENE – Culture page hit the essence on this event, see Massive amounts of sophisticated equipment arrived …… as well as massive amounts of water and BEER.Outdoor showers were rigged up.Vendors arrived delicious treats.A crew from MOOG SOUNDLAB set up a whole array of equiment in the Red Room.This all is leading up to a terrific event, more to come.
Cyprus’ GDP growth is expected to reach 3.8% in 2018 following 4.2% in 2017, according to the winter interim economic forecast issued on Thursday by the European Commission.According to the forecast, GDP growth is expected to reach 3.3% in 2019 and 2.7% in 2020.Meanwhile inflation is expected to be 0.8% for 2018, 0.7% for 2019 and 1.2% for 2020.In 2019 and 2020, growth is projected to slow down to 3.3% and 2.7%, due to the less favourable external environment.“Slowing growth in the euro area and persistent uncertainties in major trading partners weigh on Cyprus’ outlook and increase downside risks,” warns the European Commission.According to the Commission, “Cyprus’ economy grew strongly in the first three quarters of 2018, although real GDP growth in the third quarter (3.7% y-o-y) was the lowest of the year” and “economic sentiment rebounded in the fourth quarter after a soft patch in the second and third”.“The labour market continues to perform strongly,” the forecast reads, as employment increased by 3.7% (y-o-y) in 2018-Q3 and compensation per employee by 1.9% (compared to 0.7% in 2017). Survey data signalled that the construction sector continued hiring in the fourth quarter.But the report states that “despite rising household income, consumer confidence dipped, influenced by the sale and winding down of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank. The bank was the second largest in the country and held many household and SMEs deposits”.According to the Commission, “employment gains and higher wages are expected to boost disposable income and to support private consumption”.Public consumption is also expected to grow “amid rising wages and employment in the public sector”. Investment should make a “positive contribution in 2019 on the back of strong construction activity,” the report said.Finally, inflationary pressures remain very weak. Consumer price inflation stood at 0.8% in 2018, only marginally higher than a year before. Inflation accelerated in the second half of the year, driven by energy and unprocessed food prices. Core inflation throughout 2018 fluctuated around zero, as moderately higher prices of services were offset by falling prices of non-energy industrial goods.Over the coming quarters, two opposing forces will be at play: rising disposable income, which will fuel price pressures; and lower oil prices, which will dampen them. Overall, headline inflation is expected to ease to 0.7% in 2019. As the impact of lower oil prices fades, inflation should pick up moderately in 2020 to 1.2%.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Cruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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