LONDON — British and European leaders insisted on Monday they could still reach a Brexit deal despite the latest failed round of divorce talks, but the EU warned a no-deal scenario was "more likely than ever before". British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted there was still "disagreement" over how to keep open Britain’s land border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland, although she said a deal was still "achievable". "We’ll just have to keep negotiating", said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, while French President Emmanuel Macron said he believed "we can make progress". But EU President Donald Tusk said in a letter to members of the European Council that while he encouraged all involved to "remain hopeful and determined... at the same time, responsible as we are, we must prepare the EU for a no-deal scenario, which is more likely than ever before". The leaders were speaking two days before heading to Brussels for a summit that has been billed as the … [Read more...] about EU says still time for Brexit deal as failure looms
Understanding end times prophecy pdf
They spent months warning the world of the apocalypse, some giving away earthly belongings or draining their savings accounts. And so they waited, vigilantly, on Saturday for the appointed hour to arrive. When 6 p.m. came and went across the United States and various spots around the globe, and no extraordinary cataclysm occurred, some believers expressed confusion, while others reassured each of their faith. Still, some others took it in stride. "I had some skepticism but I was trying to push the skepticism away because I believe in God," said Keith Bauer — who hopped in his minivan in Maryland and drove his family 3,000 miles to California for the Rapture. He started his day in the bright morning sun outside the gated Oakland headquarters of Family Radio International, whose founder, Harold Camping, has been broadcasting the apocalyptic prediction for years. "I was hoping for it because I think heaven would be a lot better than this earth," said Bauer, a tractor-trailer driver, … [Read more...] about Apocalypse believers await end, skeptics carry on
When will it be time to test the sovereign bond? (08-05-2008) by Ha Phuong HA NOI — The Viet Nam government decision to once again postpone its US$1 billion sovereign bond issue has sparked questions about how to pick the time to enter the market. Pime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told the National Assembly meeting on Tuesday: "The sovereign bond issuance will be done at a suitable time." The Finance Ministry’s external financing department director Nguyen Thanh Do told Viet Nam News yesterday: "The words ‘suitable time’ might apply when the global credit crisis eases; the domestic financial market is rejuvenated and inflationary pressure retreats. "These are three major reasons for the waiting. I don’t think the Government will issue bonds until they change for the better." With the fighting of inflation the priority, raising more dollars and then pumping more money into projects would mean more money in circulation and more inflation, he said. The statement … [Read more...] about When will it be time to test the sovereign bond?
Diehard doomsayers will be scurrying to the nearest shelter in fear of a Mayan prophecy of the world's end Friday, but many more from Delhi to Sydney will ring in the date by partying like there's no tomorrow. One thing is certain: from off-the-shelf bunkers to "World's End" menus or trips to esoteric hot spots, December 21, singled out by the Mayan "Long Count" calendar as the end of a 5,000-year era, has spelled big business worldwide. Across the Mayans' ancestral homeland, a vast swathe of Central America including parts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, "The End of the World As We Know It", or TEOTWAWKI, has been a shot in the arm for tourism. Ancient Mayan sites will be buzzing with activity on Friday, hosting ritual reenactments, conferences and sound-and-light shows -- often against the backdrop of protests by indigenous groups who complain their culture is being hijacked. But elsewhere around the globe there will be no shortage of shelters or shrines to … [Read more...] about Earthlings head to nearest bunker, or bar, at ‘world’s end’
VietNamNet Bridge - On February 13th, some kindergartens in Long Bien district (Hanoi) informed parents about changing school hours. From February 14th, the ending time is earlier, from 16:30 to 17:00. This change has worried parents when their working hours remain unchanged, finishing at 17:30. Many parents have to steal time at work by leaving office early to collect their children. Some parents bring the children back to the office to accomplish their work. This is unavoidable when children’s school time finishes before parents’ working time. Many parents have to pay someone else to gather their children, increasing the family expenditure. Many other parents fall into serious disputes to decide who to collect their kids. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thuy – former Director of Transportation Publishing House, said: “the time adjustment doesn’t help much in reducing traffic jams. It is just a temporary solution. It has caused much mess for … [Read more...] about Civil servants steal time at work for their children