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20 May 19
News Archives Uk

Actor and comedian Vladimir Zelenski was inaugurated on Monday, Ukraine's president in a solemn ceremony in the Supreme Rada, the Parliament, before which he announced the dissolution of the Legislative to hold early parliamentary elections and promised to work on a solution to the armed conflict in the east. from the country. Zelenski, 41, came […]

20 May 19
Quartz
Voters in the EU’s 28 member states, covering 512 million people, head to the polls this week to elect 751 MEPs in the ninth European Parliament. The turnout for parliamentary elections has declined in each consecutive election cycle, from a high of about 62% in 1979 to 43% in the last vote in 2014. That trend may be bucked this year given the pressing issues that have come to grip Europe since 2014, including a general economic slowdown, migrant crisis, and rise in Euroskepticism. Here are key aspects about the vote you need to know: Date of the vote The Netherlands and the UK will kick off the in-person voting process on May 23, followed by Czech Republic and Ireland on the 24th, and Latvia, Malta, and Slovakia on the 25th. The remaining EU countries vote on the 26th. What about the vote? Things get tricky here. Each EU member state is free to set their own voting system, though all must follow some common practices, including a system of proportional representation to ensure the makeup of MEPs broadly reflects the vote tally. Voters across the member states will cast their ballots (pdf) for parties, candidates, or both. In some countries, they only vote for a list that pools together various candidates, and in the case of closed lists they have no say in changing the order of candidates. Open list systems, however, allow voters to cast preferential ballots. What about Europeans living outside their home country? Most member states allow their citizens to vote from abroad, but some do require citizens register beforehand with their national electoral body. Voters may choose instead to vote for their MEP in the country they are currently living in. A handful of countries—namely Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, and Luxembourg—have compulsory voting. (However, penalties for non-voting are rarely enforced.) For a detailed guide, European voters can consult the EU’s “How to Vote” website. What is the European Parliament? The 751 MEPs are divvied up according to population size. Germany gets the most seats, some 96, as the most populous EU country. Small countries like Malta, Luxembourg, and Cyprus get six seats each, more than their weight commands, because no state can get fewer than that under EU rules. The MEPs serve five-year terms, and split their time between parliaments in Brussels and Strasbourg. The overall parliament serves three core functions: It passes EU laws, establishes EU budgets, and scrutinizes EU institutions. Only the European Commission can propose laws, leaving the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, which is made up of ministers from each EU member state, with the task of voting for, against, or amending draft legislation. This limited role is partly why the European Parliament, the only directly elected EU body, is also often considered the bloc’s least powerful institution.  What’s at stake? That’s not to say the European Parliament’s work is insignificant. The healthy functioning of the legislative body is essential to prevent decision-making paralysis in the EU. If anti-European Union political parties do well enough at the ballot box, they could slow down lawmaking and make it difficult for the bloc to execute policies. While elections are contested by national political groups, the European Parliament is actually organized by political affiliation, not nationality, with MEPs choosing to affiliate with bloc-wide political groups. There are eight groupings in parliament at the moment, and the two largest now and historically are the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), which together form the grand coalition. The opposition is made up of five political groupings, including the euroskeptic European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD), and the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF). The strength of euroskeptic representation, mainly on the right but also on the left, grew from about 12% to 25% in the last election. The European Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank, has drafted forecasts for the election that show anti-European parties could take more than one-third of seats in the upcoming parliament. Remember Brexit? The UK is set to participate in the EU elections, despite narrowly voting to leave the bloc in a 2016 referendum. Prime minister Theresa May had sought to avoid the UK’s participation, but given the Brexit deadlock and the agreed-upon extension until October, the government has accepted the country’s participation. The government’s failure to finalize the Brexit process has been a boon to smaller parties in the UK, which are poised to do well in the vote. The far-right and euroskeptic UKIP party, part of the ENF grouping, came out on top in the 2014 election, and the newly created Brexit Party, part of the EFDD grouping, looks poised to capture the most votes this time around. The Liberal Democrats, campaigning on a platform to remain in the EU, are also on track to surpass the UK’s ruling Conservatives.
20 May 19
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20 May 19
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20 May 19
Quartz
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the rise of globalization has made promises of prosperity, and the advent of the internet has provided hope for democratization. But while globalization has made the world wealthier and decreased poverty, it has also left many behind. Likewise, while the web has made societies more open, it has also increased instability. This openness has benefited many communities, but it has also keyed up growing tensions between elites and populists. If this discord continues, it could pave the way for more equitable economic systems—or tailspin into more unrest and global instability. At no other point in history have the underclasses of society better understood how the wealthy live. The chimera of life’s material desires is everywhere thanks to the prismatic filters of Instagram and Snapchat. They range from the infinitely absurd—stacks of cash on yachts moored in Monaco—to the mundane made exotic, like lattes sprinkled with gold flakes. This is the currency of social media: the privilege of enviable experience hoarded by the already rich and influential. View this post on Instagram $1.400.000 in cash🤑 What would you spend it on?🤔 Tag someone that needs to see this!🛥🍾 Courtesy of – @themoneygirls Help us grow the community by following @BillionaireAvenues ✌🏽 —————- #cash #dollarbills #dollars #dollar #luxury #gold #hypebeast #luxurylifestyle #cartier #millionaire #billionaire #louisvuitton #expensivetaste #expensive #luxurious #design #gucci #jewelrydesign #jewelry #expensivetaste #thebillionairesclub #stacks #stacksonstacks #rich #money #entrepreneur #cashisking #tmt A post shared by 🌴Billionaire Avenues | Luxury🍾 (@billionaireavenues) on Mar 14, 2019 at 6:31am PDT Take, for example, the civil war raging in Syria. In 2013, while the country was torn apart by bombshells and marauding factions in pick-up trucks, wealthy teenagers partied to house music not far from Damascus in the beach town of Latakia, swimming and taking selfies. Their images became digitally imprinted as the “Rich Kids of The Internet.” While they were posting images of themselves frolicking in sun-streaked opulence, grainy YouTube videos of people finding shelter in the barrage of shellings were making headlines in a different corner of the web. It’s an unalloyed contrast between privilege and survival. “Any person can see how the other side lives,” said the former president of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, at the Global Baku Forum in March. “For a long time, the stability of the societies was due to the fact that there was a public face of power—a public face of wealth.” What is concerning, according to her, isn’t just the “level of glitziness, of glamor, of power, and wealth that others are displaying in often displaying in a rather tasteless and ostentatious way,” but the degree to which disparities are externalized and made worse by a connected world. Globalization was supposed to level the playing field, not make superstars out of some players. In this ever-more interconnected society, the internet has made the world flat, thereby exposing the inequality in wealth and human experience. It was economist Thomas Friedman who first described this flattened world in the early aughts, saying it was a result of innovation “without emigration,” as well as the potency of the internet and technology. The tools for creative destruction were now in everyone’s hands—opportunity was everywhere. In 2005, venture capitalist and internet entrepreneur Marc Andreessen chimed in, reaffirming that “today, the most profound thing to me is the fact that a 14-year-old in Romania or Bangalore or the Soviet Union or Vietnam has all the information, all the tools, all the software easily available to apply knowledge however they want.” Nearly 15 years later, that same inequality-unmasking technology has lifted the lid on an old political movement: populism. Social media as a catalyst for movements and populism Exposure to the internet has given rise to a world interpreted through filters, where the lenses are distorted and often exaggerated. For the less fortunate, the social media display of neighbors vacationing in exotic locations gives rise to envy and resentment; images of parades of private jets in Davos this past year take this natural response to whole new heights. The internet has come to display the perks and rewards of economic status. With inequality now staring us in the face via our phone screens, this transparency materializes as social uprising, often precipitated through hashtags and social media groups. It has helped spark revolutions like the Arab Spring, movements like Occupy Wall Street, and more recently the yellow vest protests in France. [pullquote]The web emboldens left- and right-wing leaders as they play emotions “like a violin.”[/pullquote]Whether we approve or not, the internet is also globalizing populism. The web emboldens left- and right-wing leaders as they play emotions “like a violin,” as Vike-Freiberga noted at Baku. India’s Narendra Modi, for instance, used Twitter to galvanize supporters and sidestep his own party, and the recent president-elect of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, is a comedian-turned-politician whose YouTube videos numbered more than his appearances at rallies. The right-wing populists are playing the same notes as the liberal uprisers—anti-elitist, anti-corporate—but they differ in their normative perspective of the world. The populists yearn for the past, while those on the left compare their current state to what they ought to have in the future. The performance that plays out is local, but with global consequences; the marionetting spreads on stages and then online. Consider the exasperation of middle-class America. The deal that many Americans presumed to have secured in the post-WWII era—of good paying jobs, a house with a white picket fence, a disposable income—was dissolved in the era of globalization. “They took that deal. Then their jobs moved overseas or the coal mine shut down,” Kerry Kennedy of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation said at the Global Baku Forum. When running for US president, Donald Trump used this long-forgone ideal as his running platform, “Make America Great Again.” Today’s generations face equally menacing economic challenges as their grandparents, in the forms of education, housing, health-care, and the attrition of labor wages. What’s more, these economic retrogressions are consolidated as distinct messages by political figures on both ends of the political spectrum. Attitudes that have laid dormant are triggered by political pugilists who bend narratives of the root causes of economic injustices. They turn to Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube and reinforce populist messages. Inequality therefore now exists in the form of a stark notification every time we scroll through our news feed. In this great reveal, it has both democratized power and enabled groups of people to organize movements around messages. It may very well continue to embolden populists globally—or we can take back the original promises of the web and use it as an opportunity to solve some of the greatest crises of our time.
20 May 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
Auto Racing IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, Practice: 9 a.m., NBCSN. MLB Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays: 10 a.m., MLB. Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians: 3 p.m., NBCSCA. Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs or Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers: 5 p.m., MLB. Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants: 6:30 p.m., NBCSBA. NBA Playoffs Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers, Western Conference Final, Game 4: 6 p.m., ESPN. Golf NCAA Division I Tournament, Women’s Individual Championship: 1 p.m., GOLF. Hockey IIHF World Championship, Latvia vs. Sweden, Round Robin: 7 a.m., NHL. IIHF World Championship, Denmark vs. Canada, Round Robin: 11 a.m., NHL. CHL Memorial Cup, QMJHL vs. WHL, Round Robin: 4 p.m., NHL. IIHF World Championship, Switz. vs. Czech Rep., Round Robin: 3 a.m., NHL. Tennis NCAA Division I Tournament: 1 p.m., TENNIS. French Open, Geneva Open and Lyon Open, Men’s and Women’s: 1 a.m., TENNIS.
20 May 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
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20 May 19
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20 May 19
Skyscanner Suomi
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Innan dess är perfekt att sätta sig inne hos kloka gumman i Kyrkhultsstugan och höra henne berätta om de väsen och krafter som verkar i den ljusa midsommartiden, kika runt på marknaden och låta barnen binda egna björklövskransar. Sedan fortsätter firandet kvällen lång och i dagarna tre lite överallt på Skansen! 🍃🎻😊🌸 . 🌍 . Happy midsummer! The sun is said to make an appearance later this afternoon just as we finish up with the games and dancing around the midsummer pole. Until then you can cuddle up at Kyrkhultsstugan and listen to our wise old lady tell us about the many tales, trolls, legends and myths of midsummer, stroll by the market stands and let the kids make their own midsummer wreath. The celebrations then continue all around Skansen the whole evening and all weekend long! 🌿🌸😊🎻 A post shared by Skansen (@skansen) on Jun 22, 2018 at 12:42am PDT 2. Lontoo, Iso-Britannia Juhannusmatka Lontooseen on todellinen kokemus. Varsinkin kun otat kohteeksesi Stonehengen legendaarisen kivikehän, jonka luona vietetään todella maagista keskikesän juhlaa joka juhannuksena. Tämä 4500 vuotta vanha kivimonumentti avataan yleisölle aina keskikesän yöttömäksi yöksi. Vierailuun kannattaa varautua lukemalla lisää aikataulusta ja muista ohjeista. Vuokraa auto ja lähde matkaan: Lontoosta on vain noin 1,5 tunnin ajomatka Amesburyyn, jossa Stonehenge sijaitsee. Stonehenge-kokemuksen lisäksi lomamatka Lontooseen sisältää tietysti paljon mielenkiintoista nähtävää ja tekemistä. Nouse korkeuksiin London Eye -maailmanpyörän kyydissä ja shoppaile Portobello Marketilla. Lue lisää Lontoon parhaista nähtävyyksistä. Löydä lennot Lontooseen View this post on Instagram Now here's something you don't see every day! A memorable musical performance inside the stone circle at Stonehenge. ‘Of the Wonderful Nature of Air’, a piece for percussion and brass was performed by The London Sinfonietta as part of a weekend of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Stonehenge being gifted to the nation by Cecil and Mary Chubb. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #englishheritage #stonehenge #music #percussion #brass #composition #stonecircle #wiltshire #sh100 #englishheritagesites #england #uk #visitbritain A post shared by English Heritage (@englishheritage) on Oct 31, 2018 at 5:53am PDT 3. Riika, Latvia Latviassa juhannus eli Jāņi on yksi vuoden kohokohdista! Juhannusta vietetään mökeillä, maalla ja kaupungeissa. Juhannusmatka Riikaan on todellinen elämys: Riikassa juhannusjuhlinta alkaa jo useita päiviä aiemmin, sillä koko kaupungin valtaa juhlahumu ja alkaa innokas koristelu. Kaikkialla näkyy kukkia, seppeleitä, köynnöksiä, koivunoksia – ja kokonaisia koivuja! Riikassa suurimmat juhannusjuhlat löytyvät Daugava-joen rannalta eivätkä nämä bileet lopu kesken: Latviassa juhannusta vietetään aina aamuyön pikkutunneille asti! Perinteisiin kuuluu laulua, tanssia ja kokon yli hyppimistä sekä herkullinen latvialainen juhannusjuusto, Jāņu siers. Lue lisää Riikan parhaista nähtävyyksistä. Löydä lennot Riikaan View this post on Instagram Photo by @anvi_dm #visitriga #latvia #balticnations #igers #travel #iglatvia #igriga #loveriga #traveltoriga #airbaltic #rigainspring #latvia #iglatvia #VisitRiga.Official A post shared by VisitRiga.Official (@visitriga.official) on May 31, 2017 at 8:16am PDT 4. Dublin, Irlanti Irlannissa kelttiläiset traditiot ovat vielä voimissaan ja nähtävissä, varsinkin keskikesän juhlien aikaan. Juhannusmatka Dubliniin on mahtava tapa yhdistää kaupunkiloma Dublinissa ja reissu legendaariselle Taran kukkulalle juhannuksena! Taran kukkula sijaitsee County Meathissa, vain 40 km päässä Dublinista. Tara on tunnettu muinaisjäänteistään ja mytologioistaan, ja siksi upealla 155 metriä korkealla kukkulalla vietetään todellista juhannusjuhlaa. Vuokraa auto ja ota suunnaksi Tara, näihin juhannusjuhliin ajat Dublinista alle tunnissa. Lomamatka Dubliniin tarjoaa kulttuuria ja elämyksiä, mutta myös nautiskelua. Tee matkallasi visiitti Guinness-museoon ja viskitislaamoon, tai vaikkapa suklaatehtaaseen! Lue lisää Dublinin top 15 nähtävyyksistä. Löydä lennot Dubliniin View this post on Instagram What is it that makes Irish pubs the best in the world? Cheers @michael_schmidmeister! 🍻 . . . #LoveDublin #VisitDublin #Dublino #IrishPub #IrishPubs #TempleBar #TempleBarDublin #ThePalace #FlowerBaskets #HangingBaskets A post shared by Visit Dublin (@visitdublin) on Jun 26, 2018 at 10:00am PDT 5. Tallinna, Viro Virossa juhlitaan juhannusta aina 24. kesäkuuta, joten tänä vuonna Jaanipäev-juhla osuu maanantaille. Voit siis nauttia ensin suomalaisesta juhannuksesta ja lähteä sitten juhlimaan Tallinnaan! Juhlallisuudet alkavat jo 23. kesäkuuta, kun Virossa vietetään Voitonpäivää eli toista itsenäisyyspäivää. Vuoden valoisinta yötä juhlitaan Tallinnassa Viron ulkomuseossa eli ulkoilmamuseossa. Kansanmusiikkia, tanssia, valtavia perinnekeinuja, juomaa ja ruokaa – ja tietysti kokkoja! Tallinnassa juhannusta juhlitaan usein samoin kuin Suomessakin, joten juhlinta kestää monesti yön yli! Voit myös viettää Tallinnassa ihanan kylpyläjuhannuksen! Lue lisää: Tallinnan parhaat kylpylähotellit. 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20 May 19
Archy Worldys

The Russian team is doing well. But defeat by the Swedes can change a lot For now, the first place and the German national team in the quarter finals are shining. In the worst case, there may be a third place and a hit on the top team. Video reviews of matches of the 10th […]

20 May 19
Ace Newsroom Live

The official inauguration ceremony has begun. Ex-Presidents Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma, Viktor Yushchenko and Petro Poroshenko are present. Presidents of Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, representatives of other countries and international organizations also came

20 May 19
Polly's blog

Latvia , officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate […]

20 May 19
Market Analysis Reports

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