TWO MEN have been arrested in Lancashire over the attempted murder of two police officers who pulled over a speeding car last night.The policemen were hospitalised when they were struck by a red Hyundai car which they had routinely pulled over for speeding.The car deliberately reversed into the policemen while they approached it, before making off.Both officers were taken to hospital for their injuries; one of the two sustained a fractured skull and a bleed to the brain, though is in a stable and non life-threatening condition.The other officer sustained a fractured wrist which will require surgery to repair.The two arrested men remain in police custody, while a car has been recovered for forensic analysis.“What this incident painfully highlights is the dangers officer face every day when protecting the public,” said Greater Manchester Police assistant chief constable Garry Shewan.“What should have been a routine vehicle stop resulted in two officers being deliberately driven at and suffering serious injuries.“What I do want to stress is that as a result of inquiries, we quickly traced what we believe to be the offending car to an address in Haslingden and arrested two people on suspicion of attempted murder.“Those individuals remain in custody for questioning and we would continue to appeal to anyone who either witnessed the incident or has information to come forward.”
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN New York cheered today as the final piece of the 124 metre spire for One World Trade Centre was hoisted into place.The total height of the 104-storey building is now 541 metres, or 1,776 feet, and is a symbolic height chosen to echo the year 1776, when America declared independence from Britain.The tower is now the tallest structure in the US and the third-tallest building in the world, and is expected to open to tenants next year.The view of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn as seen from the 105th floor of One World Trade Centre.The view of midtown Manhattan is seen from the 105th floor of One World Trade Centre.The 124 metre (408-foot) spire at the top of One World Trade Centre is seen from lower Manhattan(All images: Julio Cortez and Mark Lennihan of Press Association Images)- Additional reporting by AFPRead: NYPD confirms piece of wreckage comes from hijacked 9/11 plane >More: PHOTOS: Views from the 100th floor of the new World Trade Center >
Yesterday, Quake turned 15 years old and reminded this gamer just how quickly time passes. But I’m actually grateful to have been at the right age to appreciate and now remember what a turning point that game’s release was for the PC and video games in general.To celebrate the 15th anniversary Bethesda got John Carmack to share a few memories about the development of the ground-breaking first-person shooter, and in so doing he has revealed a few surprises.AdChoices广告Carmack admits that Quake made him “grapple with my personal limitations.” Even though the games today are throwing around orders of magnitude more detail, it was Quake that nearly beat the legendary Carmack’s programming and time-management skills.The reason it was so tough is because everything Carmack was doing was new. A 3D world, 3D characters, an in-game scripting engine, light maps, and of course the networking for multiplayer. Not only was that a lot of problems to solve, he had to do it in a timeframe that made sense for the release of the game. As we all know, he succeeded.We also learn that id Software was concerned about free-look mouse control and whether gamers would be able to deal with it. As for that all important multiplayer exectuable called Quakeworld, Carmack says it was almost accidental, but after seeing gamers still playing online even though transfer speeds were really bad, he decided it was worthwhile optimizing for release.Finally, Carmack tells us that as well as considering this game as “the golden age of modding,” he has Quake to thank for meeting his wife. She organized the first all-female Quake tournament which he pulled himself away from a screen long enough to attend and notice her.My first memories of Quake were how good it looked and how fast it ran even on poor PCs. id Software and Carmack really produced something special in 1996, and many gamers still play the game today.If you want to read an inside view of how Quake came to be, and how the games that went before it were developed, then the book Masters of Doom is probably the best resource and we highly recommend picking it up.Read more at the Bethesda Blog
L’Institut du cerveau ouvre ses portes à ParisParis, France – Centre de recherches “sans équivalent au monde” selon ses créateurs, l’Institut du cerveau et de la moelle épinière (ICM) a été inauguré ce vendredi à Paris. Au sein de ses 22.000 m² de laboratoires et de services techniques, l’ICM regroupera 600 chercheurs français et internationaux, leur offrant un contact étroit avec les patients.Le nouveau bâtiment qui abrite l’ICM a été construit à proximité des urgences neurochirurgicales et cérébrovasculaires, de l’Institut de myologie et de différents services tels que la psychiatrie ou la neurologie. À lire aussiUne activité électrique détectée dans des mini-cerveaux développés en laboratoireInauguré ce vendredi 24 septembre sur le site de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, il regroupera dans un même lieu les malades, les chercheurs et les médecins, permettant un travail multidisciplinaire alliant recherche clinique et recherche fondamentale. L’ICM disposera d’un Centre d’investigation clinique (CIC), au sein duquel l’hospitalisation d’une vingtaine de patients à des fins de recherche sera possible.Fondation reconnue d’utilité publique, l’Institut a été érigé sur un terrain de 4.400 m² offert par l’Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris. Yves Agid et Olivier Lyon-Caen, tous deux professeurs de neurologie, font partie des membres fondateurs, comme Jean Todt, président de la Fédération internationale de l’automobile (FIA), Max Mosley, ex-président de la FIA, ou le pilote Michael Schumacher. Financé par des subventions, une participation des Institutions publiques et des partenaires privés, l’ICM fait également appel à la générosité du grand public. La famille du cycliste Laurent Fignon, décédé d’un cancer au début du mois, a appelé aux dons en faveur de l’institut dont les acteurs Michelle Yeoh et Jean Reno sont les parrains.Le 24 septembre 2010 à 18:43 • Emmanuel Perrin
Stay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Hori is well-known for releasing quality gaming accessories and controllers. The company will launch a brand-new, officially licensed controller for the PS4 next week dubbed the “Onyx.” No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This upcoming PS4 controller totally, purposefully, looks like an Xbox controller.Before going into the design, let’s talk about what the controller features. As stated over on the PlayStation Blog, the Onyx controller has all core controls and direct Bluetooth connectivity. It has a touch pad, dual vibration motors, and asymmetrical analog sticks. Hori’s Andrew Mason says this controller’s design “makes it easier than ever for gamers to find a controller that suits their unique playstyle.”Besides the touchpad, everything else about the Onyx screams “Xbox.” There have been many other PS4 controllers with asymmetrical sticks (even some from Hori), but that isn’t the only thing that makes the controller Xbox-like. The broad design, d-pad shape and placement, and the shoulder triggers are all evocative of an Xbox controller. Specifically, the Xbox One. I suppose if you’re going to draw inspiration from a controller, the Xbox One controller isn’t a bad one to go off of.While I prefer PlayStation controllers over Xbox controllers (that symmetry, baby!) I will admit to having a soft spot for the Xbox One’s controller. It reminds me a lot of the Dreamcast controller in terms of size and heft. Given how the Xbox One controller feels better when playing shooting games, I’d certainly like to try Doom or Destiny 2 on PS4 using the Onyx.Hori’s Onyx controller will be available on January 15. The controller was revealed on Sony’s European site so it’s unclear if it will also release in North America on that same date. We’re not sure how much the Onyx will sell for either. I suppose we’ll find that out next week.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Marcelo Brozovic has experienced one of the best seasons in his career and he has become a regular member of Inter’s starting eleven – and he admitted that he felt good as he was given a chance to play in his natural position.The Croat admitted that the beginnings weren’t easy for him but then, he started to focus on himself, started to put better performances and he has managed to gain the supporters on his side since then.Brozovic spoke about his situation as he said, according to Football Italia:Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“This has been the best season of my career so far.”“I got to play in my natural position in the last 10 games and I felt good. I am happy. There were some links for a move to Spain, but on the last day, they wouldn’t let me leave. I continued training, the Coach gave me a chance and I made the most of it.”“I hope to remain at Inter, as it’s all fantastic here, the club and the city. It was tough with the fans, but I told myself to just play to the best of my abilities in every game and with time, the jeers were replaced by applause.”
2:13 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $309 Review • Nintendo Game Boy Advance 13 Photos Tags Nintendo shows latest Pokemon game, Sword and Shield Mobile Video Games Gotta eat ’em all at the Pokemon Cafe Post a comment Mentioned Above Nintendo Game Boy Advance (Indigo) Nintendo Game Boy Advance 0 Look how cool shiny Rayquaza is! Niantic There’s a whole lot going on in Pokemon Go, with Team Rocket is bringing chaos and shiny Ralts coming on Saturday. That isn’t enough for developer Niantic, so it’s bringing Rayquaza back to raids on Wednesday. Rayquaza is normally green, but lucky players might encounter its cool black shiny form — which hasn’t been available in the game before.The giant serpent will show up the super tough five-star raids from July 31, 2019, at 1 p.m. PT until Sept. 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PT, so you’ll have plenty of time to get a group together and go hunting. If you beat Rayquaza in battle, you’ll get a catch to catch it.”This Dragon- and Flying-type Legendary Pokemon is weak to Ice-, Rock-, Dragon-, and Fairy-type attacks,” Niantic wrote in its release. “In fact, Rayquaza has a quadruple weakness to Ice-type attacks, so be sure to have Pokémon with those attacks ready when going into battle!” Niantic also increased the maximum number of Pokemon you can store from 2,000 to 2,500.Rayquaza first showed up in 2003’s Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire on Game Boy Advance, and got promoted to mascot in the enhanced Pokemon Emerald two years later. If those main series Pokemon games are more your thing, Sword and Shield are coming Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: See it Pokemon Go Nintendo
Vikarabad: Zilla Parishad chairperson Sunitha Mahender Reddy inaugurated TRS district party office here on Monday. MLAs Dr Anand, Kale Yadaiah, Narender Reddy and Koppula Mahesh Reddy, Telangana state Education Women and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSEWIDC) chairman Nagender Goud, District Granthalaya Chairman B Vijaykumar and a large number of party activists were present.
Map of SylhetA Bangladeshi national was shot dead by Indian Khasias along Sonarhat border in Gowainghat upazila of Sylhet on Friday afternoon.The deceased is Faruk Miah, 35, son of a certain Jalfu Miah of Lakshmanchhara in the upazila.Gowainghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Bishwajit Kumar Paul said Indian Khasias opened fire on Faruk when he was standing near border pillar no-1266, leaving him dead on the spot.Later, locals recovered the body of Faruk.
Share Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesPresident Trump talks with journalists at the White House after signing the tax overhaul into law on Friday.A little-remarked-upon provision changing the way inflation is calculated is among the big changes contained in the tax overhaul signed by President Trump last week.The new method, using the so-called “chained” consumer price index to determine when to adjust tax brackets and eligibility for deductions, is expected to push more Americans into higher tax brackets more quickly. In the past, the tax code used the traditional CPI measure issued by the Labor Department each month.By switching to this new method, the government will bring an additional $134 billion into federal coffers over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.How will that happen?It comes down to this: The chained CPI makes inflation appear lower, and that means tax brackets will be adjusted upward more slowly — but lots of workers will continue to get raises based upon the faster-rising traditional CPI. In other words, your income may rise faster than the inflation adjustments, forcing you to pay taxes at a higher rate — even though you may not feel any richer.“Compared to where taxpayers would be under present law, by 2027 most individuals will actually pay more taxes,” said Steve Rosenthal, senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.The difference will be slight, perhaps just a few tenths of a percentage point a year, he says, “but over time, these fractions of a percentage point add up and can amount to a fair amount of money.”Since 2000, the traditional CPI has increased by 45.7 percent, while the chained CPI has risen only 39.7 percent, a difference of 6 percentage points, according to the Tax Policy Center.And unlike other parts of the bill that expire over time, such as the tax cuts for individuals, this new inflation measure will last indefinitely.Since the 1980s, the government has been indexing tax rates to inflation, to prevent “bracket creep” — the steady movement of more and more taxpayers into higher tax brackets. For example, the income threshold for the top marginal tax rate of 39.6 percent rose from $415,050 in 2016 to $418,400 in 2017.“These adjustments prevent taxpayers from being pushed into higher tax brackets when their incomes rise just enough to keep up with inflation,” according to a report from the Brookings Institution.To calculate inflation, government officials use the Labor Department’s long-running CPI rate, which measures fluctuations of prices of specific products over time.“The usual way to do an index for inflation is to look at a basket of goods, see how much it costs you in, say, 2016, go back, get the next basket of goods and see what it costs you in 2017, and compare the same basket over two years,” says Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office. “Unfortunately, when prices for goods go up, people tend to purchase less of them.”Translation: When beef gets expensive, shoppers buy fewer steaks and more chicken breasts.Chained CPI is calculated by the Labor Department to account for these real-world purchasing decisions, by factoring in the kinds of product substitutions consumers make in the real world.This alternative inflation measure is seen by many economists as more accurate. The administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama proposed switching to chained CPI as part of a broader tax reform.“What the tax-reform bill does is actually just substitute what everyone agrees is a more accurate measure of inflation for the old measure,” says Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum.David Kamin, former special economic adviser to Obama, says the use of chained CPI may make some economic sense but needs to be put in context.“It’s one thing to put in chained CPI if you think that it’s going to go toward actually helping working families in the long run,” says Kamin. “It’s another thing if you’re doing chained CPI in order to pay for a permanent corporate tax reduction.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Fanny packs are back. Tropical prints are in. And racially charged incestuous superhero porn is the new fidget spinner erotica.At least according to artificial intelligence.Adult video site YouPorn recently predicted the top search terms of 2018—as determined by AI.“Our data science and machine learning teams trained a recurrent neural network to look at our search trends, and have provided us with the top searches that will apparently come to define 2018,” a March 5 blog post said.Topping the list: “T’Challa & Shuri,” the brother-sister team that helps reclaim Wakanda in Marvel’s Black Panther.Sexy as Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright are, I prefer my siblings to stay out of the bedroom (and each other).Meanwhile, Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, fresh off a 2018 Olympic gold win, are hot picks for this year.Despite insistences that their two-decade-long partnership is purely platonic, the world is still rooting for the pair, whose on-ice chemistry has already inspired fan-fiction romances. A porno can’t be far off, right?The only other IRL search is for “Senator Stormy,” which I can only assume refers to Stormy Daniels—the adult entertainer who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump, and eyed a seat in the U.S. Senate.The remaining 33 phrases sound mostly like, well, like an AI’s idea of pornographic search terms.So, unless Asarian Humlion is the bassist for Arcade Fire, I’m not so sure YouPorn has its finger quite on the pulse of its users.The menu reads like an X-rated version of Janelle Shane’s hilarious neural network experiments, featuring gibberish like “fompilition,” “hardbore yore,” and “batish my yisel.”Some conjure fairly vivid images (“lesbian masturbinge,” “amateur in bathreesome”), while others just make me feel incredibly uncomfortable (I’m looking at you, “cock milking table”).I’m genuinely curious, though, to see what “free iGlasses porn” has to offer…Check out the full search list below:(via YouPorn)
Late Indian classical vocalist Girija Devi, who earned the epithet of ‘Thumri queen’, wanted to sing a song for the country. The revelation was made by lyricist Prasoon Joshi as he paid tribute to Girija Devi at the maiden MTV India Music Summit.The legendary artiste was due to share the stage for a concert and conversation with Pandit Jasraj at the summit, but she passed away on October 24. She was 88.While paying tribute to Girija Devi, Joshi said, “I was reminded of her Thumri.””I remembered my childhood, the smile, and I also recollected that just a few months ago, Girija Deviji had expressed a desire to sing a song for the nation.””She wanted to sing something for India. She felt it had been too long (since such a song came out), and she told me, ‘Main chahti hun tum kuchh likho (I want you to write something’.”So I thought what will I write, she said, ‘Like ‘Vande Mataram’, whatever thoughts you have about the nation, you write them. I want to sing it. Main chahti hun ki jaane se pehle ek aisa geet karun (It’s my desire that before I leave the world, I sing such a song)’.”Joshi couldn’t write the song.”I don’t know if she ever mentioned it to anyone, but when she mentioned this song again, I said I had started writing something. (But) It’s my destiny that it couldn’t happen,” he added.Nevertheless, Joshi said it was commendable that at her age, “she thought about what she can still do and what she should still do to leave behind as a legacy”.Pandit Jasraj, who performed to a full house at the Fairmont Jaipur’s Grand Ballroom, which reverberated with his powerful rendition of “Raag din ki puriya”, also remembered Girija Devi.Before his performance, Pandit Jasraj said he was looking forward to meet his “Jiji” and share the stage with her and relive old times, but the news of her demise shook him.”She used to bring an unmatched aura to a gathering,” he said, adding that he considers her death a “personal loss”. Mala Sekhri, Co-founder of Musiconcepts said she had spoken to Giriji Devi, who had told her that her “packing was done” to be a part of the forum.The veteran semi classical singer passed away in Kolkata on October 24 night following a cardiac arrest.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – A new United Nations report is painting a dire picture of the Gaza Strip at the end of the decade.The tiny Palestinian enclave has been hit hard by years of conflict with neighboring Israel, a blockade restricting the movement of people and goods in and out of the seaside territory, and international isolation under the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas government.It already suffers from double-digit unemployment, frequent power outages and widespread poverty. Comments Share Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Men’s health affects baby’s health too How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top holiday drink recipes Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The U.N. report expects things to get worse due to rapid population growth and the poor condition of the territory’s already strained infrastructure.Without stepped up investment in infrastructure and education, and an end to Gaza’s isolation, the report predicts “virtually no reliable access” to safe drinking water, lower health and education standards, and insufficient sources of energy.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
100 beers, 12 taps all from Bangkok’s highest rooftop beer bar100 beers, 12 taps all from Bangkok’s highest rooftop beer barBrewski, Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok’s newest rooftop craft beer bar on the 30th floor of the property, has officially opened. Located high atop the heart of Sukhumvit, one of Bangkok’s most exclusive districts, the sleek and sophisticated hotspot was created by award-winning P49 Deesign.“Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok has long established itself as home to many award-winning dining establishments and a favourite destination for discerning epicureans. With Brewski, we aim to redefine Bangkok’s rooftop bar experience with sophisticated ambience, a delectable bar menu and Radisson’s distinctive Yes I CanSM! service philosophy,” said Peter Feran, General Manager, Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok.Contemporary outdoor furnishings, coupled with custom designed finishing, include an Italian copper coated beer tower and a state-of-the-art cooling system from the United Kingdom that serves up to 12 international ice cold craft beers from the tap to the glass.Adding to the artisanal appeal of the venue, Brewski introduces an unrivalled line-up of 100 craft beers with a variety of textures and flavors, ranging from light and refreshing to bold and hoppy with sweeter accents. Reflecting a trend and growing passion for traditional, all natural tasting beer, Brewski highlights pilsners, wheat ales, stouts, brown ales and IPAs from all around the world.Executive chef, Thomas Smith presents a curated menu of gourmet bar bites, including the signature Brewski Burger made from a wagyu beef patty served with beer battered fries and the exclusive Brewski Hot Dog, a homemade Thai sausage flavoured with hot basil, chili, and garlic spices. A selection of delicious Thai street food favourites includes Gai yang – grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce and Sai krok e-sarn – pork sausage balls with fresh chilli, ginger and peanuts.“At Brewski, the unique culinary experience lies in the fun of deciding which beer pairs best with your favourite bar fare,” Chef Thomas added.Brewski is open daily from 17:00 – 01.00 hrs (last orders 00.30). For more information, visit venuesbkk.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +66(0) 2 302 3333.About Brewski Brewski is one of the six distinctive restaurants and bars that combine to offer VENUES – an appealing new dining and entertainment destination at Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok. VENUES offers Thai, expatriate residents and international visitors an epicurean adventure that extends from the ground floor lounge through a series of world class restaurants on Levels 2, 3, 28, 29, and culminates in Bangkok’s highest rooftop craft beer bar on Level 30.About Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands, an emblem of genuine, contemporary hospitality all enhanced by Radisson’s distinctive Yes I CanSM! service philosophy. Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok offers 266 stylish guest rooms and 24 elegant suites, in addition to state-of-the-art meeting facilities and outstanding dining and leisure options. In the heart of Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road, Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok is easily reached from both of Bangkok’s international airports. The hotel’s location near Asok junction likewise allows for easy access to the city’s elevated rail and underground public transport systems. Nearby the hotel are many of the Thai capital’s major cultural, commercial, entertainment and shopping sites. Designed for business and leisure guests who know how to travel in style, Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok defines the modern hotel experience. Source = Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Antoine Cason spent the first five years of his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers. Selected in the first round (27th overall) by the team in the 2008 NFL Draft out of the University of Arizona, he accumulated 308 total tackles, 12 interceptions and four forced fumbles in his time there, numbers that were solid, but not enough to get the team to commit to bringing him back when his contract expired. Top Stories “Take care of what I can handle and take care of what I can take care of, that’s all I can do,” he said. “Put myself in good position to have a role.” Comments Share – / 21 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo So, Cason signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, who will be facing the Chargers Saturday in a preseason matchup.Not even a full calendar removed from when he was last a member of the Chargers, he’ll now be facing off against them.“It’s crazy; it’s definitely interesting in playing the team that I came from, but for me this is once again a stepping stone in my progress to be the best player I can be,” Cason said Thursday. “I’m going to take it like that.“My mindset is not to worry about getting caught up in the emotions of, ‘Oh, it’s the San Diego Chargers.’ You know what? Screw that, I have to go out there and make plays just like any other week.”That said, Cason admitted there may be a little extra motivation given that he is playing against a franchise that let him leave, but he has more important things to worry about now that he’s in Arizona. Though not exactly fighting for a spot on the roster, Cason’s role on the team is not yet defined as he continues to battle for a spot in a very deep secondary.Of that, Cason, who says he’s feeling good and excited about his progression as a player this camp, is focused only on what he can control: his effort and performance on the football field. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Cyprus granted citizenship to 3,322 people in 2015, of which 34.3 per cent were of Russian origin, 8.8 per cent were from the UK and 8.0 per cent were from Greece, according to data released on Friday by Eurostat.When compared with the total resident population of each member state, the highest numbers of citizenship granted per 1,000 resident population were recorded in Luxembourg (5.6), Sweden (5.0), and Cyprus (3.9). The average at EU level was 1.7 citizenships granted per 1,000 inhabitants.In 2015, some 840,000 people acquired EU citizenship, compared with 890,000 in 2014 and 980,000 in 2013.Since 2010, more than five million people received the nationality of an EU Member State. Of the total number of people who acquired the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2015, some 87 per cent were citizens from outside the EU.According to Eurostat, the largest group acquiring citizenship of an EU Member State in 2015 were citizens of Morocco (86,100 persons, of whom 88 per cent acquired citizenship from Italy, Spain or France), ahead of citizens of Albania 48,400, some 96 per cent of whom acquired citizenship from Italy or Greece).The same year, 35 000, Turks received citizenship in EU countries, 56 per cent in Germany.Around 30,000 people from India secured British citizenship and 28,000 Romanians acquired Italian citizenship. Over 26,000 Pakistani nationals acquired British citizenship, and 22,000 Algerians acquired French citizenship.One in every five persons who acquired EU citizenship in 2015 became citizens of Italy (178,000 persons, or 21 per cent of all citizenships granted in the EU in 2015. This was followed by the United Kingdom – 118,000 or 14 per cent -, Spain 114,400 or 14 per cent, France 113,600 or 14 per cent and Germany 110,100 or 13 per cent.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
By Evie AndreouTHE chairmen of three Kuwaiti investment funds arrived on Wednesday for a series of meetings with government officials and the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), to discuss investment prospects mainly in the property sector.The investors, who arrived on a private jet and represent the Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO), will first meet with CIPA officials on Thursday and then with president Nicos Anastasiades, finance minister Harris Georgiades and energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis.Charis Papacharalambous, Director General of CIPA, told the Cyprus Mail “the delegation from Kuwait is here on an exploratory mission. They are here to be informed about Cyprus’s economic and banking system. There is no specific project on the table.”He said that CIPA has arranged a presentation by the Association of Valuers and Property Consultants for the Kuwaiti delegation on property development in Cyprus.The investors also expressed interest in the privatisation of semi-government organisations and in the energy sector.Papacharalambous said that we need to be down to earth regarding this visit and not cause a lot of noise over nothing. “These things take time and at the moment there is nothing more to it,” he said.Following Anastasiades’ official visit to Kuwait last October as part of a series of trips to Gulf states with the aim of attracting investors, Cyprus and Kuwait signed a series of bilateral agreements including cooperation in fighting terrorism, organised crime, drugs trafficking and illegal migration.Agreements were also signed for cooperation in the areas of tourism, education, and health.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
Details of the 50 polling stations to be set up near the buffer zone where Turkish Cypriots will be able to cast their votes during the European Parliament elections of May 26, were announced on Tuesday.The Chief Returning Officer announced that in the Nicosia district, there would be two polling stations at the Kato Pyrgos gymnasium, two at the offices of the Flasou community council, seven at the Astromeritis primary school, eight at the Ayios Dhometios multi-purpose centre, four at the School for the Deaf in Engomi, six at the central offices of the department of urban planning and housing, and eight at the Phaneromeni gymnasium in the city’s old town.There will also be four polling stations in Larnaca Regional Lyceum in the Larnaca district.In the Famagusta district there will be three polling stations at the Aheritou primary school, three at the B’ Dherynia primary school and three at the public and community kindergarten of Dherynia.This concerns the around 81,000 Turkish Cypriot who are automatically included in the special election list of the European elections and are eligible to vote, an announcement said.Authorities said they have made arrangements for Turkish-speaking officers at those polling stations. To avoid delays or problems due to the increased numbers of Turkish Cypriots crossing that day, arrangements have been made for additional staff and equipment at the Ledra Street, Ledra Palace and Dherynia crossing points, which are expected to be the busiest. The Turkish Cypriot authorities will also place additional personnel at the Nicosia and Famagusta crossing points.In 2014, less than 2,000 Turkish Cypriots voted, while hundreds of them were turned away due to bureaucratic and technical problems that excluded them from the electoral list. Although it is not possible to estimate how many of those 81,000 will actually cross to the southern part of the island to vote, researchers expect a much higher turnout compared to the previous EP elections due to the disappointment with the solution process to the presence of strong Turkish Cypriot candidates.A record number of nine Turkish Cypriot candidates have submitted their candidacy for this year’s European Parliament elections, which also saw left-wing Akel – field Turkish Cypriot academic Niyazi Kizilyurek among its six candidates. Five other Turkish Cypriots are running together with journalist Sever Levent of Afrika newspaper as part of his Jasmine Movement; and two others are running from the Cyprus Socialist Party. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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