Day: September 24, 2022

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Who should be our first head of state?

Should Australia finally make the leap to a republic, crikey satirist Tom Red has some early suggestions for our new sovereign leader. (Image: Tom Red / Private Media) As expected, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has reignited the debate over Australia’s sovereignty. Is it time to finally cut ties with Mother England and start […]

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Roger Federer’s last match is a double loss to Rafael Nadal

LONDON (AP) – This day, this game, had to come naturally for Roger Federer and for tennis, just as it inevitably has to come for every athlete in every sport. Federer said farewell on Friday night with one last competition before retiring at the age of 41 after a superlative career that spanned almost a […]

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Large Chinese whiskey distilleries

Chinese single malt whiskey was taken to another level on February 18, 2022, when the foundation stone was laid for China’s largest single malt whiskey distillery – the fifth largest single malt whiskey distillery in the world. While Pernod Ricard and Diageo lined up to “get in the ring,” they both rocked with a featherweight […]

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Inspiration for ‘Contact’ is still listening

From a remote valley in northern California, Jill Tarter listens to the universe.

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Announcing the debut of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

November 1, 2016 A contestant tries to wow moderator Stephen J. Dubner and panelists Sam Kass, Gretchen Rubin, and Zeke Emanuel. (Photo: Lucy Sutton.) A while ago we tried a new idea for a special edition of Freakonomics radio – a game show we called Tell me something I don’t know. Maybe you […]

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Impact of 15% VAT on prices in Saudi Arabia

The VAT rate in Saudi Arabia will increase from 5% to 15% from July 1st, 2020. The VAT of 5% was already introduced by the authorities on January 1st, 2018. It remained unchanged until June 30, 2020. Below is a price comparison before and after the 15% VAT is applied. For ease of understanding, numbers […]

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Lithuania’s MigrDep sees no increase in asylum applications following Russia’s mobilization

VILNIUS – Lithuania has yet to see a surge in asylum applications after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization, says Evelina Gudzinskaite, director of the Lithuanian Migration Service. “No asylum applications so far, as it is only the second day there are no changes yet. We as a migration authority do not feel that […]

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Who told you that you are naked? – The culture project

Somewhere from my childhood there is a picture of me with 3 friends at a kids pool party. Even though it’s been so long, even though I’ve forgotten these girls’ names, I can never shake this image out of my head. At a certain point I stopped seeing the happiness on our faces. I could […]

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Donors bring fundraising to $5.7 million for the fiscal year

Salem, Ore. – Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust exceeded $5.7 million in fiscal 2022, an increase of 11.7 percent over fiscal 2021. The amount also beats previously announced calendar year 2021 results of $5.55 million, which is important as the results of the fiscal year determine the funds available to present awards to cultural […]

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Microsoft Release Work Trend Index Pulse Report

Microsoft Corporation recently released the Work Trend Index Pulse report, Hybrid Work Is Just Work. Are we doing it wrong?” in conjunction with the launch of the new Microsoft Viva, an employee experience platform designed to help empower and engage employees during these tough economic times. Employees and managers are increasingly at odds about what […]

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