Тридцать с лишним лет назад простодушные советские люди – начали яростно ломать свою страну…

Тридцать с лишним лет назад простодушные советские люди – начали яростно ломать свою страну… Фото: Христофоров Валерий/ТАСС Тридцать с лишним лет назад простодушные, ну никакого решительно представления о реальной жизни не имевшие советские люди – начали яростно ломать свою страну. Уточню: ломать не коммунизм, не всесильное учение Маркса – Энгельса – Ленина и не систему идиотских запретов родом из тридцатых годов – все это можно было осторожно и постепенно реформировать и отменить. Нет, они сломали именно свое огромное, почти уникальное на планете хозяйство, с его бесценными, бриллиантовыми активами вроде военного…

Dear Abby: Drunken flirting puts close friend at greater distance

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been close friends with a woman named “Louise” for five years. Recently, we were all hanging out, and Louise got very drunk and tried to massage lotion into my husband’s hands. She also hugged him and wouldn’t let go, although he put his hands at his side and his whole body stiffened. My husband has expressed to me that these situations made him very uncomfortable, and they do the same to me. We talked about letting Louise know, but he felt it would…

Knicks cough up 13-point lead in third quarter, fall to Utah Jazz for third straight loss

Austin Rivers was briefly incredible and Donovan Mitchell was miserable throughout. But the Knicks still managed to get blown out Tuesday by the Jazz, 108-94. Rivers’ shooting hand was aflame in the first half. His heat checks kept coming up positive. But after hitting his first 10 shots for 25 points in 12 minutes, including five from beyond the arc, the backup guard was subbed out and never scored again. The Jazz (13-4), the league’s hottest team, capitalized on Rivers’ extended absence by erasing a 13-point deficit in the third…

Mizzou basketball’s three-game win streak is snapped by Auburn as shooting goes cold

Missouri men’s basketball looked sluggish from tipoff but came back from a 14-point deficit to take the lead. But Auburn outlasted MU on Tuesday, handing coach Cuonzo Martin’s Tigers an 88-82 road loss at Auburn Arena. The defeat snapped a three-game winning streak for No. 12-ranked Mizzou (10-3, 4-3 SEC). Auburn beat its first ranked team, winning its fourth SEC game in the past five tries. Mizzou guard Dru Smith and forward Jeremiah Tilmon led the way, each with 21 points. It was an efficient night for Smith, who also…

Drugs seized, man arrested on Mekong river bank

NAKHON PHANOM: Soldiers arrested one man and seized 74,000 methamphetamine pills and a kilogramme of crystal methamphetamine that had been smuggled across the Mekong river from Laos, in Tha Uthen district on Tuesday night. A patrol from Ranger Company 2109 laid in wait on the bank of the Mekong river, near a village in tambon Tha Champa. They were deployed on information that drugs would be smuggled from Laos on Tuesday night. They spotted three men converging on two boxes left on the river bank. The rangers moved in to…

IATF issues new testing, quarantine protocols for arriving passengers

(Philstar.com) – January 27, 2021 – 12:01pm MANILA, Philippines — The government’s coronavirus task force has changed testing and quarantine protocols for arriving passengers amid threat of new and more contagious coronavirus variants. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday said inbound passengers will be taken to a quarantine facility upon arrival and undergo an RT-PCR test on the fifth day, unless they show COVID-19 symptoms. The Department of Health confirmed that passengers will no longer undergo a swab test upon arrival, but only on the fifth day. The new testing…

Hong Kong legislature passes HK$1.5 billion for mega-bridge a day after gov’t denies compensation to Covid lockdown residents

A committee in Hong Kong’s legislature with no effective opposition passed a HK$1.5 billion bill to fund the city’s mega bridge on Wednesday. The Legislative Council’s Public Works Committee passed the additional funding support for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge after around an hour of debate. The bridge, which officially opened to traffic in 2018, went over budget and faces insufficient traffic flow. The cost of the main bridge will be increased to around HK$10.5 billion following the approval of the funding, and the total amount paid will come to around…

Korat lawyers to help old folk ordered to return payments

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The Lawyers Council of Nakhon Ratchasima is offering legal assistance to elderly people ordered to refund an age allowance they had been receiving for many years. Thirteen pensioners in tambon Cho Ho of Muang district have been told by Tambon Cho Ho Municipality they must return all the money they were paid over the last 10 years or more. The Finance Ministry’s comptroller general’s department late last year discovered they were ineligible for the allowance because they received a separate monthly pension, mostly because of the death a…

Defensive lapses doom Sharks in lopsided loss to Avalanche

The Sharks didn’t stand a chance Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Not after committing one defensive breakdown after another in the first two periods. The Sharks allowed three goals in the first period and four more in the second as they were throttled 7-2 by the Avalanche in game one of their two-game series that continues Thursday at Ball Arena. Goalie Martin Jones, making his second straight start and third in four games, was hung out to dry as the Avalanche scored five unanswered goals after Ryan Donato scored…

Manila’s airport ambitions down from 3 to 1 with Sangley setback

Ramon Royandoyan (Philstar.com) – January 27, 2021 – 12:01pm MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ contentious plan to have four separate airports servicing Metro Manila and neighboring provinces just hit a fresh setback that would likely benefit tycoon Ramon Ang’s sprawling new gateway north of the capital. On Wednesday, the Cavite provincial government brought plans to develop the Sangley International Airport to the drawing board, revoking an initial agreement with Lucio Tan-led MacroAsia Corp. and its Chinese backers from China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC). “The Cavite prov…

Sen. Mitt Romney calls out fellow Republicans for pushing stolen election myth, says it makes achieving unity more difficult

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney on Tuesday accused fellow Republicans of fomenting political division by perpetuating the myth that massive voter fraud denied Donald Trump reelection, and said unity will be difficult to achieve without acknowledging Democratic President Joe Biden won a fair contest. Romney, in a livestreamed interview with Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar on behalf of the Economic Club of Chicago, also said he shared hopes that the Jan. 6 uprising at the Capitol might lead to more bipartisanship but said there’s been no sign of any…

Movie Preview: The End of the Storm

Relive Liverpool’s Premier League triumph The End of the Storm is the story of the Liverpool Football Club’s 2019/20 Premier League winning season. In a year when sport came to a standstill, Liverpool fans finally saw their team lift the trophy that had eluded them for 30 long years. Featuring access to manager Jürgen Klopp and club legend Sir Kenny Dalglish, and interviews with first team players including Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker combined with passionate Liverpool fans from around the world, the…

Ex-SMB practice player-turned-coach helps build Gilas women’s program

Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) – January 27, 2021 – 11:42am MANILA, Philippines — The future is bright for the Gilas Pilipinas women’s basketball program, with a great pool of talent to choose from now and in the foreseeable future. Apart from the immense amount of local talent, Gilas Pilipinas women’s head coach Patrick Aquino has been spending his time in the US even amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to reach out to possible prospects and building connections with key basketball figures. One of the relationships Aquino has been fostering as…

Top 5 Okinawa Cherry Blossom Spots to Visit in 2021

See the Cherry Blossoms Early in Okinawa! 2021 Sakura ForecastOkinawa Prefecture is located southwest of the island of Kyushu. Okinawa is a famous resort destination visited by many, and the year-round warm climate also draws people to its beautiful beaches and marine activities. Cherry blossoms in Okinawa have two special traits. Cherry blossoms in Okinawa are the first to bloom in Japan! The warm climate allows cherry blossom flowers to begin blooming in mid-January, which is the earliest in Japan. Also, cherry blossoms in Okinawa are different from those on…

One Covid death, 819 new cases

The government on Wednesday reported one new Covid-19 related death, raising the total to 76, and 819 new cases – 808 local infections and 11 imported. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the latest fatality was a Thai man aged 56 who had previously suffered a stroke and was bed-ridden. He became fatigued, was panting for breath and had excessive phlegm on Jan 22, and was taken to Krathumbaen Hospital in Krathumbaen district of Samut Sakhon. The patient was placed on a ventilator, admitted to…

Blues win joust with Knights, 5-4

LAS VEGAS — Vince Dunn was a healthy scratch for the first time since 2018. The entire Vegas Golden Knights coaching staff was a no-show due to COVID-19 protocols. In case you missed it, Alex Pietrangelo now plays for Vegas. And it snowed in Vegas, baby, for the second day in a row. So far 2021 is full of surprises. Perhaps one of those surprises was the St. Louis Blues toppling the high-flying Knights 5-4 in a shootout at T-Mobile Arena. Brayden Schenn scored what proved to be the shootout…

Police officer shot in the Bronx; possible bullet was stopped by vest

NEW YORK — An NYPD officer was shot in the Bronx on Tuesday night, police sources said. The officer, who was dressed in plainclothes, was shot twice in his lower back at White Plains Road and Lafayette Ave. in Soundview at around 10:30 p.m., sources said. He was taken to Jacobi Hospital by his fellow police officers, where he was conscious and expected to survive, sources said. He was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, but it wasn’t clear in the immediate aftermath of the shooting whether the vest stopped the bullets,…

Japan’s Fujifilm to open cancer screening center in southern India

Fujifilm Corp. has announced the Japanese imaging and healthcare solutions company will set up a medical center focusing on cancer screening in southern India in February as the first project of its health examination business in emerging economies. The facility, called NURA, will open in Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, on Feb. 4 to cater to an anticipated increase in the local demand for the early detection of cancers and lifestyle diseases. The center will be operated by Fujifilm DKH LLP, a local joint venture set up in 2019 by…

Fortnite: Here Are Your Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl 2 Draft Results & Teams

Find out which teams will compete in the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl 2! The grand finalè of Twitch’s second annual Streamer Bowl is nearly upon us. Personalities involved in Fortnite have spent the last few weeks competing for a top draft spot in this year’s competition. Defending champ and Fortnite superstar Cody “Clix” Conrod earned himself the number one pick after his win alongside Tarik Cohen of the Chicago Bears last year. The first few weeks of the Streamer Bowl 2 featured some promising National Football League (NFL) turned Fortnite…

Tokyo stocks end moderately higher on continued earnings hopes

Tokyo stocks ended moderately higher Wednesday as investors continued to expect positive earnings projections from major domestic companies. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 89.03 points, or 0.31 percent, from Tuesday at 28,635.21. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 12.07 points, or 0.65 percent, higher at 1,860.07. Gainers were led by real estate, electric appliance and food issues.

Japan’s COVID crisis reawakens deflation fears as cash hoarding returns

By Leika Kihara and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) — A spike in coronavirus infections in Japan is driving local households to do what they have always done in times of crisis: spend less and save more, stoking fears of a deeper retail recession and grinding deflation. Fifty-year-old Hiromi Suzuki is doing just that having quit her job at a Tokyo novelty store in December after the pandemic hit sales. «I try not to spend money,» she said, walking her dog in the city. «Since I don’t go out much, I…

В поисках «каменных гигантов»!?

Проехали по маршруту южноуральской экспедиции Эрнста Мулдашева: поиски «каменных гигантов»!? RE Очень напоминает Алтай, Колыванское озеро, с. Саввушка Эрнст Рифгатович Мулдашев известен широкому кругу читателей как путешественник и писатель. Главная цель его поездок по миру — поиск следов некогда существовавших на земле «протоцивилизаций», обитавших на нашей планете задолго до появления людей. Экспедиции Мулдашева проходят в самых разных уголках мира, как правило, весьма удаленных и для нашего соотечественника, крайне экзотичных. Однако в 2018 году известный путешественник отправился в очередную экспедицию, но не в куда-нибудь в окрестности Тибета, а на Южный Урал.…