A number of people all over the world have found

di: ramsluky
13 marzo 2018
Bookmark and Share

NICOSIA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Cyprus' Council of Ministers approved the 2017 budget, the first after the termination of a three year supervision of its economy by international lenders under a 10-billion-euro (11.2 billion U.S. dollars) bailout, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Tuesday.

Georgiades said the budget is geared to sustain a 2.8 percent growth for each of the next three years.

"The budget both confirms and supports the recovery of the economy after a prolonged depression. It is a balanced budget with a satisfactory primary surplus," he said.

A primary surplus is the surplus in a budget before any interest on the sovereign debt is paid.

Georgiades did not give details of the budget pending its introduction into parliament, which will be called on to debate it and give its stamp of approval.

"We are spending the entire amount of our income but nothing more and we in no way get outside the security limits and what reason dictates," said Georgiades.

He added that the budget sticks to the basic lines of austerity drawn by the Troika -- the collective name by which the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund are known -- which had carried out a survey of the Cypriot economy every three months for the duration of the bailout program.

He said that an embargo on hiring more public servants will stay in place but he announced that as of January public employees and pensioners will have an increase in their income in the form of yearly increments and cost of living allowance, in addition to the abolition of a 3 percent salary reduction introduced since 2012.

SOCHI Wholesale Houston Astros Hats , Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- The 22nd Winter Olympic Games opened on Friday night in a spectacular ceremony which was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Putin declared the Games open at the Fisht Olympic Stadium following a speech by Olympic chief Thomas Bach, who stressed "the Olympics are about building bridges to bring people together."

President Xi rose from his seat and waved to the Chinese delegation which was led into the stadium by star figure skater and flagbearer Tong Jian in the athletes parade.

Russia, for the second time, was President Xi's first foreign destination of a year. In March 2013 Wholesale Kansas City Royals Hats , Xi took a state visit to Russia a few days after he took office as Chinese President.

Xi's appearance at the Sochi Olympic opening ceremony was the first attendance by a Chinese president at a major overseas sports event, signaling China's strong support for the Olympics and Russia's efforts to host the Games.

On Thursday, Xi met Putin for talks on bilateral relations as the two leaders reviewed the achievements in the China-Russia ties in the past year, made strategic plans for the bilateral cooperation in the new year and reached important consensuses on the strategic coordination on major international and regional issues.

China sent a 138-member delegation including 65 athletes to the first ever winter Olympics held in Russia. The Chinese athletes will compete in alpine skiing, freestyle skiing Wholesale Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Hats , cross-country skiing, biathlon, speed skating, short track speed skating, figure skating Wholesale Los Angeles Dodgers Hats , snowboard and curling.

The Chinese president met Chinese athletes and coaches earlier in the day, giving a boost to their morale.

"The Chinese people are paying great attention to you," he told the delegates, noting that they traveled a long journey to this Russian resort city for the event during the Spring Festival.

China, Xi said Wholesale Miami Marlins Hats , has made significant progress in sports over the past years and made breakthroughs in some winter sports, but still lags behind in some others.

By delivering a successful Beijing Olympics, the Chinese people have realized their Olympic dream, the president said, while calling for continued efforts to make China a strong sports power.

Xi wished the athletes success at the Games Wholesale Milwaukee Brewers Hats , but added that good results are not reflected merely in the number of medals, but more in the Olympic spirit they demonstrate by constantly improving and excelling themselves.

China has won nine gold, 18 silver and 17 bronze medals since its winter Olympic debut in 1980, which included a 5-2-4 record in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics that placed the country at 7th on the final medal table.

IOC President Bach has hailed China's contributions to sports and the Olympics.

Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics will help promote sports development and the IOC appreciates China's support for the Olympic movement, Bach said in a press conference early Friday.

Beijing is bidding for the 2022 Winter Games with the northern city of Zhangjiakou as a co-host. The other bidders are Almaty Wholesale Minnesota Twins Hats , Kazakhstan; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway.

"We also appreciate very much quite a few initiatives being taken by the Chinese government, with regard to the role of sport in education Wholesale New York Mets Hats , with regard to sport to promote social values, and their initiatives, particularly in the new cities in China, to think also from the very beginning of planning sports infrastructure, to give not only the kids but everybody the opportunity to practise sport in their neighborhood Wholesale New York Yankees Hats ," said Bach.

In the highlight of the opening ceremony, three-time Olympic figure skating champion Irina Rodnina and legendary ice hockey player Vladislav Tretyak lit the Olympic cauldron, culminating the Olympic flame's 65,000 kilometers journey, the longest torch relay in the winter Olympic history.

The 123-day relay has witnessed the Olympic flame reach the peak of Europe's highest mountain Wholesale Oakland Athletics Hats , travel to the North Pole, plunge into the world's deepest lake and carried into space by Russian cosmonauts.

A record 87 delegations are taking part in the Sochi Games that features 98 medal events, while three Indian athlete. Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale NBA Jerseys China Wholesale Throwback MLB Jerseys Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys