Posts published in Day: January 2, 2019

Alessandra Ambrosio slips into skimpy cobalt blue bikini as she flaunts her pert derriere in Brazil beach snap

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

She made a name for herself on the catwalk with Victoria’s Secret, retiring from the lingerie brand in 2017 after working with them for 13 years. But swapping her lingerie for swimwear, Alessandra Ambrosio has still made sure to flaunt her runway-worthy frame and slipped into a very skimpy cobalt blue bikini while soaking up the sun in Brazil. Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the model, 37, shared a beach…

Conjoined twins separated at six weeks and given a one-in-a-million chance of survival are vying for a place at Oxbridge 16 years on

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

They are healthy, happy and looking forward to a promising future with dreams of Oxbridge. It is a far cry from the terrible uncertainty Zainab and Jannat Rahman faced when they were born – joined at the chest and liver. Doctors had told their parents to consider aborting the conjoined twins, giving them a one in a million chance of survival. But the sisters defied the odds, and have now…

US Marine fatally shot at Marine Barracks Washington on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A U.S. Marine was shot and killed Tuesday morning inside the Marine Barracks on Capitol Hill in Southeast Washington, prompting a District of Columbia police investigation. Two officials with knowledge of the investigation said that it appears the Marine was struck by an accidental discharge from another Marine’s weapon. Authorities cautioned the investigation is in its beginning stages. No arrests have been made and police classified the case as a…

Polish soldiers take over the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Polish Armed Forces are taking over the command of the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states on January 3 as Lithuania is entering its 15th year of NATO membership. After four months of guarding the Baltic skies, the Belgian Air Force detachment will hand over the mission to a Polish Air Force detachment with four F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft during a ceremony at the Lithuanian Air…

British police treating stabbing attack at Manchester train station as terrorism

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Police in the northern British city of Manchester said Tuesday that a stabbing attack at the train station overnight is being treated as terrorism. On New Year’s Eve, shortly before 9 p.m., a man wielding a knife attacked a couple in their 50s and a police officer at Manchester’s Victoria Station. Officers tackled the suspect, who has been arrested but not yet charged. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said two people…

Children ‘exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10’

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10, according to experts. This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two, says Public Health England (PHE). Children consume much more than they should, around eight excess sugar cubes a day or 2,800 excess cubes per year. PHE said a pudding tax should be considered if companies…

New Year Greetings from President Dalia Grybauskaitė

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Dear Fellow People of Lithuania, An amazing and historic year is coming to a close! It has been a great year full of excitement and purpose. We realized how many friends we have worldwide: they visited, extended centennial congratulations and worked with us to promote the name of Lithuania. There are many challenges ahead next year – on the international arena and domestically. But we will overcome them if we…

Technical Regulatory Authority, Consumer Protection Board merge

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Estonian Technical Regulatory Authority and the Consumer Protection Board were merged on Tuesday, Jan. 1. The merged authority started work on Jan. 1 and will continue fulfilling all the tasks that the two authorities have had so far. The merged authority will be led by Kaur Kajak, who previously held the position of director general of the Technical Regulatory Authority. “The work of both authorities entails market supervision and…

Rail fares rise ‘kick in the wallet’ after delays

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Rail fares have increased by an average of 3.1% in England and Wales – and almost 3% in Scotland – despite a raft of issues on the network in 2018. The rail industry says 98p of every pound spent on a ticket is invested back into the network. But Wednesday’s price hike was called “yet another kick in the wallet” by campaign group Railfuture. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the…

Latvia takes over presidency in Baltic Assembly, Baltic Council of Ministers from Lithuania

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Latvia today takes over the presidency in the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers from Lithuania, according to the information published by the Latvian Foreign Ministry. Latvia’s priorities in the Baltic Council of Ministers will be strengthening security in the region, development of regional connectivity and protection of common interests in the EU, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said earlier. The Baltic Assembly is a coordinating and advisory…