Posts published in Day: February 8, 2019

Size 30 woman weighing 33 stone eats on camera for thousands of fans – and makes a fortune

Friday, February 8, 2019

Amanda Fey, who is a size 30 and weighs 33 stone , admits she has a huge appetite. But now she is using her gluttony to make a fortune by stuffing her face with 10,000 calories a day for her thousands of online fans. The 25-year-old is part fetish community known as feederism, which eroticises eating and weight gain. And she charges viewers for every video she posts online of her chugging down calorie-laden drinksthrough…

Additional EUR 1.98 mln earmarked in Latvia’s 2019 budget to meet defense spending target

Friday, February 8, 2019

Extra EUR 1.98 mln will be earmarked in Latvia’s 2019 budget to ensure that the Defense Ministry’s budget expenditures reach 2% of GDP, the government decided Thursday. Although the government is expected to take the final decision on this year’s budget expenditures on Friday, February 8, some decisions regarding budget expenditures were made already today. At today’s Cabinet meeting, ministers heard that the Finance Ministry would propose draft amendments to…

Germany Restricts Facebook’s Data Gathering

Friday, February 8, 2019

In a direct challenge to Facebook’s business model, Germany’s competition authority on Thursday sharply curtailed how the tech giant may profile people, saying that users could refuse to allow the company to combine their Facebook information with data about their activities on other sites. The agency, in a novel antitrust argument, said that the company had exploited its dominant position in the German market by coercing people into giving up…

A delegation of high-ranking U.S. officers visited Lithuania

Friday, February 8, 2019

On February 6 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas met with a delegation of the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy representatives. Vice Minister and three high-ranking representatives of the U.S Armed Forces – Brigadier General Stephen M. Neary, Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans, and Rear Admiral John B. Skillman – discussed prospects of the U.S.-Lithuanian cooperation, Lithuania’s military infrastructure development and the potential to use it for…

Instagram bans graphic self-harm images after teenager’s suicide

Friday, February 8, 2019

Social media giant Instagram has announced that it is banning all graphic images of self-harm from its platform as part of efforts to “support and protect the most vulnerable” users. The move comes after the father of British teenager Molly Russell said the site was partly to blame for her suicide in 2017. He explained that following the 14-year-old’s death, the family found distressing material about suicide and depression on…

European Commission expects Latvia’s economic growth to be 3.1% this year

Friday, February 8, 2019

The European Commission expects Latvia’s economic growth to be 3.1 percent this year, according to the European Commission’s Winter Economic Forecast. The European Commission’s representation in Latvia reported that European Commission’s Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis has said, Latvia retains a stable economic growth – last year it was 4.7 percent and this year is expected to be at 3.1 percent. The economic growth is still driven by a steep rise…

Armenia MOD delegation visited Lithuania

Friday, February 8, 2019

A delegation from the Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Armenia was in Lithuania on a working visit, from Monday to Wednesday. Along the lines of its visit, the delegation met with chief Vitalijus Vaikšnoras of the Defence Staff of the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania, the MOD informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. They discussed Armenian-Lithuanian cooperation in defense sphere. The Armenian delegation met also with commander Gintautas Zenkevičius of the Training…

Funding solution found for English and Russian-language services of Latvia’s public media

Friday, February 8, 2019

The government coalition has found a solution enabling the further operation of Latvian Radio 4 (LR 4) and lsm.lv’s English and Russian language versions, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists after today’s extraordinary government meeting on the 2019 budget. Concerns about the further existence of these services were removed thanks to the common work of all the parties concerned, the premier said. He added that questions about technical…

Emiliano Sala: Body identified as Cardiff City footballer

Friday, February 8, 2019

The body recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane is that of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala, Dorset Police have said. Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a plane piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January. The Argentine’s body was recovered late on Wednesday after the wreckage was found on Sunday morning. Dorset Police confirmed the identification on Thursday night. In…

NATO recognizes Ukraine’s aspiration to join Alliance, calls for further reforms

Friday, February 8, 2019

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) recognizes Ukraine’s desire to join the Alliance and urges the Ukrainian authorities to continue to implement a wide range of reforms. “We recognize Ukraine’s aspirations to join the Alliance and NATO’s solidarity with Ukraine is firm,” a NATO official told UNIAN in an exclusive comment on the adoption by the Ukrainian parliament of amendments to the Constitution regarding the strategic course towards full membership…