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Isi gate market, a disaster for Abia capital, says Thompson Nwojo

By Tony Nwankwo. A PDP chieftain, Chief Thompson Nwojo, alias Popular, is a grassroots politician. From Idima Abam, Arochukwu LGA, Nwojo has been in politics from the days of the late Owelle of Onitsha, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP).

Australian government investigating claims New Zealander bribed his way out of deportation

Australia's government is investigating claims that a New Zealander was able to bribe his way out of being deported. William Betham has been living free on the Gold Coast after being released in 2017, despite spending 10 years in prison and offshore detention for his role in a drug trafficking syndicate.

Best Companies special awards 2019

Innovation in Engagement UKFAST Presented by Best Companies. Pioneering computer programmer Grace Hopper and three other tech legends have had their names commandeered by digital hosting provider UKFast as monikers for the four teams that compete for its “house cup”.

The weather seems fab — I’m just fixing a hole before the rain sets in

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans, or so sang the former Beatle and New York resident John Lennon, all too aptly and tragically. Given that none of us knows what’s around the corner, it’s important to remember that personal finance is “personal” first and “financial” second.

How can I better plan for holidays this year?

1 MONTHS AGO
I would like to start celebrating the big American holidays (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s). As an adult, I’ve tended to let these holidays sneak up on me and end up scrambling, half-assing, or skipping th...

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The Cold Hard 26th of December

1 MONTHS AGO
This a question about USA retailing practices. Why is it that there is such an aggressive effort to remove all signs of Christmas in brick-and-mortar stores immediately after the holiday? I had part-time jobs in retail in the late 1980s, and the stri...

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What's Carole King caroling?

2 MONTHS AGO
I'm trying to figure out the lyrics to the song Christmas Paradise by Carole King. Near the end of the song she mentions places like Rio and San Juan, but I can't figure out the first one at around 2:52. Maybe it's not even a specific place. Any ide...

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Name That Artist: 80's Xmas Hip-Hop Edition

2 MONTHS AGO
Back in the 80's I heard a song called "Too Cool For Yule" on one of KUSF's Christmas Specials and now I'm trying to figure out who the band was that did it. While listening to a Christmas Special one Sunday on KUSF back in 1986 ('87? '88?), they pla...

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Odd secret santa gift sought

2 MONTHS AGO
What's an offbeat secret santa gift I can get for someone by the 30th? Artistic punk-y person that I don't know too well. Sorry to ask another gift question - there's a lot of dead links on the wiki!
I'm stressin' out trying to figure out a secret s...

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Christmas tapas

2 MONTHS AGO
What’s a fun, special dish I can bring for a casual, quiet Christmas afternoon? Usually we have a huge Christmas meal with lasagna, several roast meats, tons of sides, fabulous desserts etc for at least a dozen people. However, this was a hard year f...

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Getting organized for Christmas - methodology?

2 MONTHS AGO
Even though I am not working (mat leave) I feel like I cannot figure out how to finish ALL THE THINGS for Christmas. I am honestly feeling what I imagine adult ADHD feels like - thoughts going in all directions, inability to begin or prioritize...I o...

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Trump Signs Executive Order Giving Federal Employees Christmas Eve Off

2 MONTHS AGO

USA Today reports that Christmas is a holiday for the federal government, but presidents have made different decisions on excusing employees on Christmas Eve when it falls mid-week. Former President Barack Obama allowed workers to go home early on Ch...

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On the Market / A not-so-cookie-cutter colonial in Fairfield

2 MONTHS AGO

The white colonial house with black shutters at 110 Old Hickory Road in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood is close to the shops, major roads, and train stations in Fairfield and Westport. The white colonial house with black shutters at 110 Old Hickory...

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a Twas the Night before Christmasa is theme of Pence holiday

2 MONTHS AGO

Christmas at Vice President Mike Pence's official residence literally jumps out of the pages of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Every room on the main floor of the Naval Observatory represents a verse from the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, off...

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Sandra Bullock is scaling back her kids' Christmas presents

2 MONTHS AGO

The 54-year-old actress has adopted children Louis, eight, and Laila, six, and has said that whilst she used to "overdo" the number of gifts they'd receive on Christmas Day , this year she plans to just give them "three small gifts" each, because...

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NASAa s 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

2 MONTHS AGO

Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they orbited the moon. To this day, t...

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Russian guards not in a Christmas mood on Estonian border

2 MONTHS AGO

They demanded that a cameraman from a pro-Kremlin broadcaster explain in writing why he was filming a meeting of Jouluvana, the Estonian version of Santa Claus, and Russia's alter ego, Father Frost, on the Estonian-Russian border. BNS said Abrams...

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Dying neighbour leaves little girl 14 years worth of Christmas presents

2 MONTHS AGO

A family were stunned to receive a sack of Christmas presents their late neighbour had left for their daughter for the next 14 years. The presents were brought round to the home of Owen and Caroline Williams in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, by the daught...

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N.Y. Today: The Democrats’ Long Albany Wish List

1 MONTHS AGO
One lawmaker wants to remove Trump’s name from a state park. Another wants a longer waiting period before buying a gun. Also, how to get rid of your Christmas tree.

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Christmas Streaming Sends Nat King Cole and Mariah Carey to Billboard’s Top 10

1 MONTHS AGO
The Atlanta rapper 21 Savage opened at No. 1 after a brief trip through the social media outrage cycle in a week heavy on holiday listening.

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How to Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

1 MONTHS AGO
You don’t want your tree to end up in a landfill. Let it have a second life as compost, a barrier for erosion or food for goats.

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6 Flights in 3 Days: A Flight Attendant’s Dad Finds a Way to See Her on Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
When Hal Vaughan learned that his daughter had to work on Christmas, he accompanied her on her entire route.

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Trump, Santa and Truth

1 MONTHS AGO
Readers have fun with the news that the president asked a 7-year-old whether she still believed in Santa.

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What Does an Official Christmas Tree Say About a Country?

1 MONTHS AGO
Rome’s puny tree last year was the sorriest of holiday sights. But this year’s lush, lavishly decorated thing is much worse.

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In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

1 MONTHS AGO
The tradition of all-boy church choirs goes back centuries. But now some are asking if it’s time for a change.

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11 Months Until Christmas

1 Month AGO
Greetings, friends! Just 11 months from today we’ll be celebrating Christmas Eve. I know that sounds like a long time to you. But for those of us here at the North Pole it does not feel so far...

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50 Weeks Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Hi Everyone! There are now just 50 weeks left in our countdown to Christmas! It’s that crazy? Now, I know it seems like Christmas was just a few weeks ago. But honestly, even here at the North...

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350 Days Until Santa’s Launch

1 MONTHS AGO
Howdy, tracker elves and fans of Santa! My name is Elf Max. Some of you know me better as the lead site support elf at SantaTrackers.Net. My job here is to keep you informed of the countdown to...

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Elves Added to Staff at SantaUpdate.com

1 MONTHS AGO
Greetings! I know it is early for news of Christmas 2019 but, hey, I’ve got news! Santa is letting no grass grow under his feet. By his direction I am adding several new elves who will...

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Happy New Year!

1 MONTHS AGO
Greetings! Santa called me into his office today. It is time for my annual review. Santa is always very kind. But I don’t mind telling you that having an annual review is never my favorite...

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Santa Thanks You

1 MONTHS AGO
Greetings! Today at the North Pole is when we have what we call the shortest meeting of the year. Santa gathers his senior elves in his office to review how Christmas Eve went and to discuss very...

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North Pole Welcomes Santa Home

2 MONTHS AGO
In record breaking time Santa Claus returned to the North Pole to the cheers of family and friends after a nearly flawless execution of Operation Merry Christmas. Tired but very pleased with the...

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Mum's the Word

34 MINS AGO
The kids went up to the attic looking for something. I sent them up there for something to do with Valentine's Day. I can't remember now, but I didn't even think they might get into the Christmas side of things. Maybe it's because I don't really lov...

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Isi gate market, a disaster for Abia capital, says Thompson Nwojo

37 MINS AGO
By Tony Nwankwo. A PDP chieftain, Chief Thompson Nwojo, alias Popular, is a grassroots politician. From Idima Abam, Arochukwu LGA, Nwojo has been in politics from the days of the late Owelle of Onitsha, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP...

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Australian government investigating claims New Zealander bribed his way out of deportation

40 MINS AGO
Australia's government is investigating claims that a New Zealander was able to bribe his way out of being deported. William Betham has been living free on the Gold Coast after being released in 2017, despite spending 10 years in prison and offshore...

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Best Companies special awards 2019

44 MINS AGO
Innovation in Engagement UKFAST Presented by Best Companies. Pioneering computer programmer Grace Hopper and three other tech legends have had their names commandeered by digital hosting provider UKFast as monikers for the four teams that compete for...

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The weather seems fab — I’m just fixing a hole before the rain sets in

44 MINS AGO
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans, or so sang the former Beatle and New York resident John Lennon, all too aptly and tragically. Given that none of us knows what’s around the corner, it’s important to remember that pers...

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How brutal terrorists were brought to heel

51 MINS AGO
June 2013 Sunni terrorists in western Iraq merge with jihadists fighting in the Syrian civil war to form Isis and start recruiting thousands of foreign fighters. June 2014 Controlling Fallujah, Mosul and Tikrit in Iraq and large areas of Syria, Isis ...

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Scottish Power still letting me down in Oz

51 MINS AGO
‘Still nothing from Scottish Power, eh Skip?’ Buy prints or signed copies of rob murray’s cartoons from our Print Gallery at timescartoons.co.uk Scottish Power has failed to refund £250 owing to me when I closed my account in October after moving to ...

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