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The National,Tuesday June 28th, 2016

BELIEVE it or not, Port Moresby is among the 13 countries with the highest projected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 through 2017 based on the forecasts from the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects. Keep in mind that the fastest-growing economies typically aren’t among the largest, most developed ones. In fact, most of these countries suffer from high income inequality, low levels of per capita gross domestic product, elevated political instability, and rampant corruption.
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INTERESTING to note that the simple rule of overloading is not enforced by the respective authorities when it comes to road and sea transport but is gospel when it comes to air travel!
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EVERYONE sits with full attention to the flight attendants as they talk through the safety procedures.
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IMAGINE if everybody behaves on the roads like we behave on the aeroplanes – seat belts to be worn at all times and no overloading, the number of accidents will be reduced.
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WHEN will vehicle owners learn that by leaving their broken down vehicle in the middle of a main highway is a traffic hazard. They should ensure all attempts are made to move it to the side so it does not cause inconvenience for other drivers. Common sense, it is a public road.
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FOR the first three centuries CE, the people of Roman Egypt, especially those of the Faiyum region, used hot, pigmented wax to paint portraits of the dead on wooden or plaster-coated panels. Renowned for their naturalism, the detailed funerary masks, which were placed over the faces of Faiyum’s ancient mummies, make up the richest body of portraiture to have survived from antiquity.
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ON June 27, 1997, a treaty was signed between Islamic rebels and the Russian-backed Tajikistan government, bringing to an end a five-year-long civil war. The day is remembered as the Day of National Unity. On the Day of National Unity in 2007, the Tajik parliament passed a law granting amnesty to all rebels who had fought against the government, provided they had not committed murder, rape, human or drug trafficking, or terrorism. Some 2,000 prison inmates were released under the new law. The 2007 commemoration also marked the opening of 11 new buildings in the city of Dushanbe.
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QUOTE of the day: To be in the weakest camp is to be in the strongest school. – Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
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