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Government workers not paid December salaries – Chinamasa

Harare – Most of Zimbabwe’s civil servants went into Christmas without their December pay, and the treasury failed to honour President Robert Mugabe’s pledge that all public sector employees would get a bonus or 13th cheque this year. The majority of civil servants were not paid before Christmas and no bonuses have yet been paid.

Saturday essay: The garden shift

Updated 4 hours ago The garden is in full transition this last weekend of August. And visions of fresh holiday salads already are dancing in someone's head. Tomatoes came in late this year. And all at once. And, oddly, no matter their variety. Rich winter vegetable soup, its base made from canned tomato stock, cannot be far behind.

Gusto ko pong tularan ang aking tatay -- UST's Amagan

Jomaru Amagan of Imus City, Cavite, grew up ensconced in all the love and comfort able parents could lavish their only child with. Now 19 and a key player of University of Santo Tomas in the Spikers’ Turf Season 2-Collegiate Conference, Jomaru still basks in the glow of his parents’ constant....

10 biggest controversies of the National Assembly

The two chambers of the National Assembly recorded 10 major controversies in the first legislative year. Daily Trust takes a look. The controversies involveding the presiding officers of the two chambers, senators, House members and even bureaucrats at the National Assembly are many.

Hawaii for a mixed group at the worst possible time?

16 DAYS AGO
I'll be traveling with a friend to meet my sister and her husband in Hawaii over Christmas. It's the worst possible set of dates, I know. But it is the only set of dates which works. I'm looking for help in choosing between islands and hotel/hiking r...

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Did you take your family to Jamaica? How did it go?

1 MONTHS AGO
We're thinking of doing Jamaica for Christmas. We're hearing conflicting reports about how safe it is, how serious harassment by hustlers and panhandlers is, etc. We've heard ten different schools of "common knowledge" ranging from: okay if you stay ...

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Train station Salvo lady Shirley's $1.7m legacy will inspire you

-1 DAYS AGO
As a little girl, Leah Adams would tug at her mother’s sleeve every time they walked past Shirley Mort, begging to be allowed to put a coin in her tin. For 26 years, it was a scene that played out for thousands of West Australians, who together dropp...

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Government workers not paid December salaries – Chinamasa

-1 DAYS AGO
Harare – Most of Zimbabwe’s civil servants went into Christmas without their December pay, and the treasury failed to honour President Robert Mugabe’s pledge that all public sector employees would get a bonus or 13th cheque this year. The majority o...

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Saturday essay: The garden shift

-1 DAYS AGO
Updated 4 hours ago The garden is in full transition this last weekend of August. And visions of fresh holiday salads already are dancing in someone's head. Tomatoes came in late this year. And all at once. And, oddly, no matter their variety. Rich w...

Read more...

Gusto ko pong tularan ang aking tatay -- UST's Amagan

-1 DAYS AGO
Jomaru Amagan of Imus City, Cavite, grew up ensconced in all the love and comfort able parents could lavish their only child with. Now 19 and a key player of University of Santo Tomas in the Spikers’ Turf Season 2-Collegiate Conference, Jomaru still ...

Read more...

10 biggest controversies of the National Assembly

-1 DAYS AGO
The two chambers of the National Assembly recorded 10 major controversies in the first legislative year. Daily Trust takes a look. The controversies involveding the presiding officers of the two chambers, senators, House members and even bureaucrats ...

Read more...

10-year-old runs Holden Beach popcorn business

-1 DAYS AGO
HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Pink lemonade, smoky barbecue, birthday cake, southern butter pecan and ranch are only a few of the 30-plus flavors of popcorn offered by 10-year-old Mason Marshall. In Holden Beach, he's known as "the popcorn kid." Last yea...

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Texas man beheads wife, put her head in freezer

-1 DAYS AGO
A 23-year-old Texas man beheaded his wife and put her head in a freezer before barricading himself inside a trailer home with their kids, police said. Officers in Bellmead, outside Waco, arrested blood-covered David Dauzat after a brief standoff at t...

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Fire Disrupts Safety Meeting in Santa’s Workshop

18 HOURS AGO
Fire Disrupts Safety Meeting in Santa’s Workshop
Greetings! We had an interesting moment the other day over in Santa’s workshop. Elf Grumbles, head of safety at the North Pole, was holding his annual Safety meeting in Santa’s Workshop. Santa takes safety pretty seriously because he does notRead mor...

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Four Months to Christmas

2 DAYS AGO
Four Months to Christmas
Howdy and Happy Back-to-School for many of you! Today is the 24th and that means there are only 4 months left until Christmas! Of course, if you saw the countdown clock in the town square here at the North PoleRead more

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5 Months to Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
5 Months to Christmas
Greetings! Christmas eve is just 5 months from now. WOW! Go crazy! You might be involved in a lot of un-Christmas-like activity right now. It might be hard to think of making snowballs or hanging stockings where you are butRead more

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Listen to the North Pole Replay Broadcast

1 MONTHS AGO
Listen to the North Pole Replay Broadcast
It’s Christmas in July here at the North Pole where access to Kringle Radio is FREE this weekend to all wanting to hear the replay of our Santa tracking broadcast from last Christmas. Click here to listen in. (If thatRead more

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Santa’s Replay Just Hours Away

1 MONTHS AGO
Santa’s Replay Just Hours Away
Celebrate Christmas in July with us all weekend as we replay the 50-hour radio broadcast that aired on Kringle Radio last Christmas as we tracked Santa around the world. Beginning at 5am EST Saturday, July 23rd just return here toRead more

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Enjoy a Replay of Santa’s Ride this Saturday

1 MONTHS AGO
Enjoy a Replay of Santa’s Ride this Saturday
As part of our Christmas in July celebrations this weekend we’re going to do something super fun — we’re going to replay the broadcast from the North Pole of Santa’s ride last Christmas. In case you missed it, starting onRead ...

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What You Don’t Know About Rudolph

1 MONTHS AGO
What You Don’t Know About Rudolph
What can I possibly tell you about Rudolph that you don’t already know? Everyone knows Rudolph’s very famous story. But there is a lot more to Rudolph than all the songs and the books and the tv shows can say.Read more

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Real and Rumored New Christmas Music of 2016

21 HOURS AGO
New Christmas music is released each year traditionally in the months of September, October and November. While country music fans have a lot to celebrate this year with several major artists coming out with albums the news has been a little slow thi...

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If You Suck at Throwing Christmas Parties This is for You

1 DAY AGO
Are your Christmas parties lame? Or do you throw what YOU think are great Christmas parties but everyone else thinks are lame? Are you stressed out about Christmas already? The CW Network wants to talk to you. The network has just posted a casting ca...

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Will Smith Christmas Movie Buzz Building

3 DAYS AGO
There is a new Christmas movie heading to theaters this year and the buzz is building — even if it is getting late in the year. Will Smith is starting to promote Collateral Beauty, which is due in theaters December 16th. The film tells the stor...

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Casting a Remake of It’s a Wonderful Life

4 DAYS AGO
Back in 2013 Hollywood announced a sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life. Thankfully the project never happened and hopefully it never will. It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic American film that is best honored by leaving it completely alone. In 1977 the f...

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Going Home for Christmas

6 DAYS AGO
Have you ever spent a Christmas away from home? Sooner or later we all do. It is an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone. But at the same time I consider it one of those crucial life experiences. A Christmas away gives the gift of gratitude. It...

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What Christmas was Like 100 Years Ago

13 DAYS AGO
We tend to think of Christmas much the same year after year. We listen to many of the same songs, we watch the same movies, we eat the same stuff and we do many of the same things that we have always done. We cling to Christmas traditions faithfully....

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Disney Re-Releases The Enchanted Christmas

19 DAYS AGO
Beauty and the Beast — and Christmas. Does it get any better than that? Evidently after 25 years it does not get old — Disney is re-releasing the animated classic on DVD this October. The Enchanted Christmas tells a tale set within the st...

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Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

14 HOURS AGO

Independent miners clash with the police as they run from clouds of tear gas during protests in Panduro, Bolivia, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Government officials said that the striking miners kidnapped and beat to death the count... .

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Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest

18 HOURS AGO

A Pacific Northwest tribe has begun a nearly 5,000 mil... . In this Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 photo, an eye on a traveling totem pole on display in Bellingham, Wash., is shown at an event that is part of efforts by the Lummi Nation, an Indian tribe base...

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Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

18 HOURS AGO

On the day the girl was going to celebrate h... . This Aug. 25, 2016 booking photo provided by the Metropolitan Detention Center shows Michelle Martens.

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Man sentenced to life in prison for New Year's Eve killing

21 HOURS AGO

" A Massachusetts man was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over Christmas presents. Julio Resto pleaded guilty Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn to second-degr...

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Man sentenced to life in prison for New Year's Eve killing

21 HOURS AGO

A Massachusetts man was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over Christmas presents.

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Man sentenced to life in prison for New Year's Eve killing

21 HOURS AGO

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over Christmas presents. Julio Resto pleaded guilty Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn to second-d...

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'Doubt' leaves no doubt as to the perils of certainty

1 DAY AGO

International City Theatre's staging of "Doubt" opens with Father Flynn delivering a sermon on the values of entertaining uncertainty in life, putting audiences in the position of being the parish priest's congregation. At Long Beach's In...

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Late December

4 MONTHS AGO
After 63 years of marriage, a man’s devotion to his wife is unbroken by Alzheimer’s.

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Today In 2016: Trump Really Hates Holiday Trees

8 HOURS AGO
Welcome to Today In 2016, your daily digest of all things election. Today: Trump's true motivation for running, Hillary's email scandal continues, and the Trump campaign expands in... Israel?

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The Secret LSD-Fueled CIA Experiment That Inspired 'Stranger Things'

6 DAYS AGO
But just as strange as its plot about a missing child, a freaky Demogorgon monster, the bizarre Upside Down parallel dimension and Winona Ryder’s obsession with Christmas lights is the st...

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I Turned My Grandfather's Old War Chest Into A Coffee Table

6 DAYS AGO
In the fifteen years since, the footlocker followed me to nine apartments in three cities—filled with Halloween costumes, old photo albums, Christmas ornaments.

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Yes, There Is Such A Thing As An Introvert Hangover

6 DAYS AGO
The first Christmas I spent with my now-husband, he took me to a family event at his aunt’s house.

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Well, Here's Hunter S. Thompson Having A Gunfight With His Neighbor On Camera

15 DAYS AGO
Hunter S. Thompson was a legendary writer and also probably insane, as evidenced by this old footage of him having a casual gunfight with his neighbor.

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Kemosabe Looks Like A Porcupine, Sounds Like A Rubber Duck And Loves His Papaya Very Much

17 DAYS AGO
Kemosabe is a prehensile-tailed porcupine, also known as a coendou. He is also very cute.

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How To Reproduce The Upside Down World In 'Stranger Things'

22 DAYS AGO
This is a quick and satisfying technical walkthrough of one way an SFX artist might create the brooding world of the "upside down."

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