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Environment service rates year of deposit system as good

“In general, if we have to assess how the [deposit system] has been implemented in Latvia, I would really value it positively, because the system has been operating from the first day without any serious disruption,” said the head of VVD, acknowledging that the system’s weak spot from the beginning was small traders who still […]

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Sports

Is tennis in need of a more exciting scoring system to keep

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many professional tennis players were left to sitting at home, waiting for the season to resume. In lieu of the regular circuit, a number of tennis players opted to play in other tournaments to fill the gap in their schedule. One such initiative which began to take form was a scoring […]

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Science

Mysterious Medieval City in Africa Had a Genius System to Survive

Great Zimbabwe was the first major city in southern Africa, home to an estimated 18,000 people at its peak. Yet no one really knows why it now lies in ruins. The demise of the once-thriving Medieval metropolis is sometimes boiled down to drought and a drying climate, but archaeologists have now found evidence of careful […]

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Canada

Cleanup begins across the Avalon as winter weather system starts

Snow plow crews are continuing to clean up roads across the Avalon Peninsula. St. The St. John’s area has received over 50 centimetres of snow since Friday. (Katie Breen/CBC) Winter storm warnings ended across Newfoundland Sunday morning after a mess of weather dumped over 50 centimetres of snow across much of the St. John’s metro […]

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Travel

Major delay in new travel system may mean holiday boost for

The European Union explained: “The Entry/Exit System (EES) will be an automated IT system for registering travellers from third-countries, both short-stay visa holders and visa exempt travellers, each time they cross an EU external border. “The system will register the person’s name, type of the travel document, biometric data (fingerprints and captured facial images) and […]

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World

Davos 2023: Netherlands Finalising Patriot System Plan for

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The Netherlands is finalising plans to provide Patriot air missile defence systems to Ukraine with Germany and the United States and will announce further military support to Kyiv on Friday, Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren said on Thursday. Dozens of Ukraine’s allies meet on Friday at a U.S. army base in Ramstein, […]

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US

Metaverse Landlords Are Creating a New Class System

Although Decentraland is among the most popular blockchain-based virtual worlds, it’s far from the only of its breed: Somnium Space, SuperWorld, and the Sandbox are all variations on the same theme. Some have offered in-built rental functionality for years. One virtual landlord, Chris Bell, who owns one of the largest portfolios of land in Somnium […]

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Canada

Premiers urge Trudeau to tighten Canada’s bail system | CBC News

Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders are pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to consider changes to Canada’s bail system, especially when it comes to some firearms offences. In a Jan. 13 letter to Trudeau, the 13 premiers said they wanted to see a specific change that would make bail harder for those accused of a charge related to the […]

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Canada

January warmup brings messy weather system of rain, freezing rain

A messy weather system will bring rain, freezing rain and snow to much of Newfoundland by the end of the weekend. (CBC) An incoming weather system is set to bring considerable amounts of rain, freezing rain and snow to much of Newfoundland on Saturday, with the western and southwest portions of the island expected to be […]

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Business

‘ISIS Beatle’ Alexanda Kotey disappears from US prison system

The notorious terrorist and member of the ISIS cell dubbed “The Beatles,” who was serving a life sentence for the kidnap, torture and murder of western journalists and aid workers in Syria, has disappeared from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Fox News Digital confirmed Thursday.   Alexanda Kotey, 39, was sentenced to life in prison in […]