Posts published in Day: September 5, 2018

Study: Latvian residents want to reach average EU welfare level

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In the latest Baltic International Bank’s Latvian Barometer study, Latvian residents were asked to look back at the past decade and voice predictions about the next decade. The most notable event of the past decade respondents seem the happiest about is Latvian basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis’ addition to the NBA league. The saddest event of the past decade, according to respondents, was the tragedy in Zolitude. When asked to assess…

Lawyer for homeless Marine veteran says $400K in donations is all gone

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The lawyer for a homeless man in Philadelphia whose selflessness led to donations of over $400,000 through an online fundraising page said Tuesday that all the money is gone. Johnny Bobbitt’s attorney, Chris Fallon, said he learned to his surprise that the cash was gone during a call with lawyers for Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico. “Shocked. Shocked,” Fallon said when he heard word. “They raised this money to help…

UK PM May says still working towards October Brexit deal deadline

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Britain is still working towards reaching a Brexit deal with the European Union in October, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. With Britain yet to secure an agreement to define its future relations with Brussels, officials have said the October deadline is expected to slip into November. “We are working for a good deal. We are still working, as are the European Union, for the timetable that was set…

1.4 billion people are too inactive, putting health at risk

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

More than a quarter of the world’s adults – or 1.4 billion people – take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organisation-led study. In 2016, around one in three women and one in four men worldwide were not reaching the recommended levels of physical activity to stay healthy – at least 150 minutes of…

SFAB squadron command sergeant major killed in insider attack in Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The top enlisted soldier of a unit advising Afghan troops died Monday following an insider attack, the Defense Department confirmed Tuesday. Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Bolyard, 42, of Thornton, West Virginia, was deployed with 3rd Squadron, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, according to a release. He died from wounds sustained from small arms fire in Logar province, Afghanistan. One other soldier was wounded in the same attack. Officials said that…

The ONE thing you should never do if you colour your hair – and why ditching it from your routine will give you lustrous locks

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

While as children we are often told that you need to wash and condition your hair – and regularly – for super smooth locks, in fact the opposite may be true. Leading hairdressers have revealed that slapping on on an extra dollop of conditioner after a visit to the salon to colour your locks is a complete waste of time. Speaking to FEMAIL, celebrity hairdresser Anthony Nader revealed what you…

The Pope’s state visit: important message for the people of Lithuania

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Pope Francis will make a state and apostolic visit to Lithuania on September 22-23 at the invitation of President Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Catholic Church and the people of Lithuania. He will be the second pope to travel to Lithuania throughout the history of its independence. According to the President, it is a very special message and gift to Lithuania, celebrating its centennial this year, as well as an exceptional sign…

Israeli minister: no knowledge of Trump ordering Assad killed

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Israel’s intelligence minister said on Wednesday he had no knowledge of close ally U.S. President Donald Trump ever ordering the killing of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. A new book by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, “Fear: Trump in the White House”, says Trump told his defense secretary that he wanted to have Assad assassinated in response to a chemical attack on Syrian civilians in April 2017. The book said James Mattis,…

Dual citizenship referendum may cost Lithuania around EUR 2 mln – watchdog

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A dual citizenship referendum planned to be held in Lithuania next year might cost around 2 million euros, the chairwoman of the Central Electoral Commission said on Tuesday. “It could cost around about a couple of millions of euros, in addition to the costs of organizing the elections,” Laura Matjosaityte said during a meeting of the parliament’s working group for preparations for a dual citizenship referendum. Funds will be needed…

US considers more troops and drills in Greece

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The United States may increase drills and rotate more troops through bases in Greece, which offer logistic support for U.S. forces within range of hot spots in northern Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, America’s top military leader said. Greek officials have raised the possibility of expanding U.S. access to those bases, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters in Athens on Tuesday. “(They) made a…