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Immediate Profits vs. Delayed Rewards

January 9, 2017

Immediate Profits vs. Delayed Rewards

Trading, just because we are itching to do something, can be dangerous to our financial health. Very dangerous. Our eyes should be focused on the future, and that is what market timing is all about. Following a strategy that beats the market "over time," and protects capital during bad times. In this commentary we look at the psychology of trading. The need for more...

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Jeff Henderson: Carl Lewis ‘can’t say much’ now

August 14, 2016

Jeff Henderson: Carl Lewis ‘can’t say much’ now

RIO DE JANEIRO — After winning the gold medal in the long jump on Saturday night, Jeff Henderson got an unexpected history lesson. An Olympic official opened a press conference by announcing that the United States has won 22 gold medals in the long jump, more gold medals won by any country in any event. “I did not know about that until now,’’ said more...

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Utrecht prostitutes fear high rents in new red light district

August 1, 2016

Utrecht prostitutes fear high rents in new red light district

Prostitutes in Utrecht are concerned that rooms in the city’s new red light zone will be too expensive for them to rent, the Volkskrant said on Thursday. The council is keen to cover all the costs it has made since the old zone was closed down in 2013 because of human trafficking concerns and that means rents on the new rooms are likely to be higher, the paper more...

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Kim Kardashian West Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Wearing Corsets Over Her Clothes

August 1, 2016

Kim Kardashian West Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Wearing Corsets Over Her Clothes

It seems Kim Kardashian West would have thrived in the 1800s. Mrs. West stepped out Sunday night for Kylie Jenner’s early birthday bash sporting a sleek lob, sky-high heels and ... a corset? It’s not the first time Kim has rocked a corset over her clothes. The Kardashian kween has promoted waist trainers on Instagram for years. But her fixation on pairing baggy more...

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Dutch words every foreigner in NL uses, even if they don’t speak Dutch

September 21, 2015

Dutch words every foreigner in NL uses, even if they don’t speak Dutch

There are some Dutch words which just sneak in to the conversation, either because we use them so much or because there is no equivalent in our own tongues. Here’s a list of 10 Dutch words every buitenlander uses from day one. Lekker: the proverbial first word everyone seems to learn and which describes just about everything which is positive. Even people who say more...

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The Conversation Black Parents Have With Their Kids About Cops

December 9, 2014

The Conversation Black Parents Have With Their Kids About Cops

Black parents say they've long known they have to have a different conversation than their white counterparts when it comes to talking about police with their children. As the nation struggles with recent deaths of black males at the hands of white police officers, that conversation is more important than ever, black parents like Roland Nicholson say. A lobbyist in more...

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Nigeria threatens South Africa over ‘frozen’ weapons deal

October 9, 2014

Nigeria threatens South Africa over ‘frozen’ weapons deal

Nigeria on Wednesday 10th Oct. 2014 accused South Africa of blocking a legal arms purchase and threatened retaliation against major South African companies, including telecom giant MTN, if the spat is not resolved. A top official in the office of Nigeria's National Security Advisor (NSA) told AFP that the country had an agreement to buy $5.7 million (4.5 million euros) more...

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Africa: Progress and pitfalls

September 15, 2014

Africa: Progress and pitfalls

Africa is increasingly attracting attention for its economic buoyance and success in reducing poverty and is now viewed as an opportunity rather than a challenge, panellists told a Friends of Europe’s Development Policy Forum Africa Summit on 24 June. The continent’s economies grew at an average of 5.2% a year between 2003 and 2011, and eight of the 10 more...

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“These senseless killings of innocent civilians must stop”

March 4, 2014

“These senseless killings of innocent civilians must stop”

AFRICAN UNION UNION AFRICAINE UNIÃO AFRICANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia P. O. Box 3243 Telephone: +251 11 551 7700 / +251 11 518 25 58/ Ext 2558 Website: www.au.int Press Statement: “These senseless killings of innocent civilians must stop” - Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 March 2014:The Chairperson of the African Union more...

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Top EU court ruling backs gay African asylum bids, gays are more than welcome in EU..

November 8, 2013

The EU's top court has ruled that homosexuals from Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal who fear imprisonment in their home country have grounds for asylum in EU member states. The Netherlands had asked the court for advice about three gay citizens of those countries seeking asylum. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) says asylum can be granted in cases where people are more...

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