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  • EU’s £2.4bn ad budget higher than Coca-Cola’s: Huge amount revealed in new “fiscal factbook”…

    09/29/2013 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 17:17 EST, 29 September 2013 | Steve Doughty
    The European Union spends more on advertising than the drinks giant Coca-Cola, according to a new analysis of how Brussels uses our money. Its budget for promoting itself and all its works comes to £2.4 billion a year. That compares to the £2.13 billion spent in the same year by the soft drinks company on promoting its brand around the world. The vast scale of the EU’s self-promotion was set down in a new “fiscal factbook” designed to shed light on how Brussels spends the billions it receives from Britain and other member countries. … And on a larger scale,...
  • State Dept. Confirms: Marines on 9/11/12 Were Protecting U.S. Embassy--in Barbados

    10/12/2012 3:38:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10.12.12
    When terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 of this year and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, there were no U.S. Marines deployed in Libya to defend U.S. diplomats, diplomatic facilities and classified information and equipment. However, says the State Department, a Marine Security Detachment was deployed on that day to carry out those duties at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados.
  • Police: Illegal immigrant charged with Cinnaminson Wawa stabbing

    07/02/2012 7:55:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    PhillyBurbs.com ^ | June 28, 2012 | David Levinsky
    CINNAMINSON — A fight between two women broke out inside the Wawa on Church Road on Wednesday morning and turned bloody in the parking lot when one of the combatants stabbed the other several times with a box cutter, police said. Kartelina Holt, 32, whom police described as an undocumented immigrant living in the Sicklerville section of Winslow, Camden County, was arrested shortly after she allegedly stabbed Ashley Anderson, 25, of Pennsauken, seven times, Detective Sgt. William Covert said.
  • 'They treated us inhumanely': Gay man thrown off Caribbean cruise for 'having sex on deck in port'

    03/25/2012 4:04:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | JILL REILLY and LAURA COX
    A Southern Californian man thrown off a Caribbean gay cruise earlier this week has said that that he and his partner were taunted, humiliated and subjected to inhumane treatment when they were arrested for indecent exposure.Dennis Jay Mayer, 53, of Palm Springs said he has no doubt they were arrested in Dominica because they were gay. Police said it was because they were seen having sex in public on the balcony of their ship cabin. Mayer said they were not having sex, but were ‘partially clothed’. (edit) The pastor of Dominica's Trinity Baptist Church, Randy Rodney, praised the police for their...
  • Scandinavian Ancestry -- Tracing Roots to Azerbaijan

    12/15/2001 2:43:28 PM PST · by spycatcher · 55 replies · 3,406+ views
    Azerbaijan International ^ | Summer 2000 | Thor Heyerdahl
        Summer 2000 (8.2) Scandinavian Ancestry Tracing Roots to Azerbaijan by Thor Heyerdahl Above: Thor Heyerdahl with Peruvian children who still construct traditional boats made of reeds, the principle material that enabled early migrations on trans-oceanic voyages. Courtesy: Thor Heyerdahl. Archeologist and historian Thor Heyerdahl, 85, has visited Azerbaijan on several occasions during the past two decades. Each time, he garners more evidence to prove his tantalizing theory - that Scandinavian ancestry can be traced to the region now known as Azerbaijan. Heyerdahl first began forming this hypothesis after visiting Gobustan, an ancient cave dwelling found 30 miles ...
  • More arrests likely in Barbados over illegal guns

    02/13/2012 7:29:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    stabroeknews.com ^ | 12 February, 2012 | Stabroek Editor
    (Barbados Nation) More arrests are on the cards following an intense police audit of shooting clubs and firearm dealers this past week. The ongoing investigation has also resulted in the transferral of two police officers and the temporary closure of the firearms section of the Royal Barbados Police Force. The SUNDAY SUN has further been reliably informed that an undisclosed number of unregistered firearms and quantity of ammunition were uncovered during the probe, which has revealed some other stunning irregularities. Yesterday, Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin said he preferred not to make any comment at this stage.
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • USA castigates and creams Barbados 8-0 in 2010 World Cup Soccer qualifier.

    06/15/2008 8:35:27 PM PDT · by struggle · 29 replies · 135+ views
    ESPN ^ | 6/15/08 | struggle
    When America wins, we all win. Some really good games today, but America looked like a top tier team today.
  • Giant, Hungry Snails Overrunning Caribbean Island of Barbados

    11/08/2006 10:07:29 AM PST · by gobucks · 57 replies · 2,215+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8 Nov 2006 | AP`
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — A breed of giant, ravenous snails that first appeared in Barbados five years ago has thrived on the tropical island, destroying crops and prompting calls for the government to eliminate the slimy pests. A nocturnal "snail hunt" last weekend reported finding hundreds of thousands of giant African snails swarming the central parish of St. George, the country's agricultural heartland, where farmers had complained of damage to crops including sugar cane, bananas and papayas. "We saw snails riding on each other's backs and moving in clusters," said David Walrond, chairman of the local emergency response office, which organized...
  • Pro-life advocates are decrying a grisly new outrage

    08/09/2006 12:19:59 PM PDT · by .30Carbine · 205 replies · 3,297+ views
    Salem Radio Network News ^ | 08/09/06 | Michael Harrington
    Transcription from radio/internet broadcast: Pro-life advocates are decrying a grisly new outrage in Europe: Face lifts and cosmetic surgery using tissue from aborted babies are being offered at clinics in places such as Moscow and Rotterdam, and women from around the globe are flocking. In many cases women in third world nations are being paid up to $200.00 US to carry babies up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, when the unborn children are aborted and sold to the cosmetic clinics. An increasing number of these facilities are now springing up in popular vacation spots including Barbados and the Dominican Republic...
  • Blind cricketers secure historic victory for Jamaica (OF COURSE there's video)

    07/10/2006 9:22:34 PM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies · 614+ views
    The Jamaica Gleaner ^ | July 10, 2006
    Blind cricketers secure historic victory for Jamaica - Beat Barbados to win first ever regional tournament published: Monday | July 10, 2006 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): JAMAICA GOT an unbeaten half-century from Iroy Johnson and defeated hosts Barbados by five wickets to win the first ever West Indies Blind Cricket tournament yesterday.Playing at the Carlton Sports Club, Jamaica made 196 for five from 27.1 overs in reply to the Barbados total of 192 for seven from their allotted 35 overs. "It was worked out, it was planned, we just did to Barbados what had to be done to make us...
  • Death boat drifts from Africa to Barbados (Africans trying to reach the Canary Islands)

    06/01/2006 10:42:30 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 11 replies · 1,160+ views
    AP via CNN.com ^ | 1 June 2006 | AP (unattributed)
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- They left Africa on Christmas Eve seeking a better life in Europe, climbing aboard a rusty boat that instead carried them to their deaths as they drifted off course, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and wound up near the Caribbean island of Barbados. By the time this boat was found by a fisherman on April 30, the bodies of the 11 young men were virtually mummified by the sun and salt spray. One had written a farewell note before dying. "I would like to send to my family in Bassada (Senegal) a sum of money....
  • Slaveowner Descendants March in Barbados-(chains around their wrists and ankles)

    10/27/2005 3:56:22 AM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 502+ views
    ap ^ | 10.26.05 | na
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Bound and shackled, dozens of white descendants of European slaveowners marched through Barbados' capital Wednesday in a symbolic gesture of apology for slavery. Curious motorists slowed down and peered out their windows as some 50 white men and women wound through Bridgetown under a blazing sun, some with chains around their wrists and ankles and wooden yokes around their necks. David Pott, a London native who led the group of foreigners and Barbadians, said the march was meant as a symbolic form penitence for the trans-Atlantic slave trade that shipped nearly 400,000 Africans to Barbados between the...
  • China's Latin influence is growing, general says

    03/10/2005 6:40:13 PM PST · by snowsislander · 18 replies · 795+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 10, 2005 | PABLO BACHELET
    China's Latin influence is growing, general says China is taking advantage of a U.S. influence vacuum in Latin America because of aid cuts, the commander of the Southern Command says. By PABLO BACHELET pbachelet@herald.com WASHINGTON - The head of the Miami-based U.S. Southern Command Wednesday warned that China was increasing its influence among Latin American militaries, and partly blamed a policy that cuts military aid to countries that refuse to exempt U.S. citizens from International Criminal Court jurisdiction. In his first testimony before a House panel, Army Gen. Bantz Craddock, who heads the United States Southern Command, offered an unusually...
  • BULLETINHURRICANE IVAN ADVISORY NUMBER 11 IVAN BECOMES THE FIFTH HURRICANE OF THE 2004 SEASON

    09/05/2004 3:20:19 AM PDT · by bd476 · 464 replies · 21,145+ views
    NOAA National Hurricane Center ^ | September 5, 2004 | NOAA National Hurricane Center
    000 WTNT34 KNHC 050837 TCPAT4 BULLETIN HURRICANE IVAN ADVISORY NUMBER 11 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 5 AM AST SUN SEP 05 2004 ...IVAN BECOMES THE FIFTH HURRICANE OF THE 2004 SEASON... INTERESTS IN THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF IVAN. AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IVAN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 9.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 44.3 WEST OR ABOUT 1210 MILES... 1950 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. IVAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 21 MPH...33 KM/HR. A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO...
  • 100% literacy rate in Barbados

    Unicef: All Bajans Can Read - Monday 12, January-2004 by Tony Best For the first time in the nation’s history, Barbados has attained the cherished goal of having every adult being able to read and write. Just as important for future generations and for the growth and development of thecountry in the 21st century every primary school age child is in the classroom. That’s what the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has told the world about Barbados, a year after it created a stir in Barbados when it suggested that as many as ten per cent of the primary school...