Abdulrazaq presents letters of appointment to six monarchs
Kwara state government Monday officially presented letters of appointment to seven newly appointed 3rd class and 4th class traditional rulers in the state.The presentation followed the approval by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq after the ratification of the same by the state Council of Chiefs.The new monarchs include Oba Ezekiel Ajibola Omobanjo as the Oloke of Oke-Opin in Ekiti Local Government Area ((3rd Class); Oba Abdulwahab Bolaji Usman as the Onimosudo of Masudo in Ifelodun Local Government Area (4th Class).Others are Oba Simeon Ibiyinka Olaonipekun as the Oba of Afin Ile-ire in Ifelodu...
'Magical force': New book reveals Trump-Kim letters
Washington (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deployed flattery and florid prose in the letters that forged his diplomatic courtship of Donald Trump, according to a new book on the US president.The pair's personal relationship has been a key driver of diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang, veering from mutual insults and threats of war to a declaration of love from Trump."Rage" by Washington Post investigative journalist Bob Woodward unveils 25 letters the pair exchanged, in which Kim uses over-the-top wording as he fawns over Trump while they formed a most unusual friendship.Address...
What We Are Eating Today: Chkn
Fast-food business Chkn may have left out a few letters in its abbreviated brand name, but it does not fall short when it comes to making tasty chicken burgers.Launched in 2016, the eatery located in Jeddah’s Al-Nahdah district, offers an array of gourmet chicken burgers, wraps, and bites.The brand has reinvented the whole idea of a crispy chicken burger, making it the star of the show through its mouth-watering signature order maple chicken fillet.A sweet and spicy maple sauce and coleslaw salad combination produces a well-balanced burger that will satisfy most hungry palates.For a late dinne...
Sending that letter may soon cost you 30pc more
The cost of sending letters locally and across East Africa will rise 30 percent under Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) proposed new rates as the agency seeks to ramp its dwindling revenues.Under the revised rates that must get approval from the Communications Authority of Kenya, sending a letter weighing up to 20 grammes will increase to Sh110 from Sh85 reflecting a rise of 29.4 percent.Letters weighing up to 50 grammes will now cost Sh195 up from Sh150 while the rate for those weighing up to 100 grammes has been increased to Sh340 from Sh265.The move to increase the rates comes amid growing ...
1,722 letters to the editor
Note to COVID-19: OK, virus, enough already. Let’s take a vacation from you this issue – at least, in this space. I wrote this column in early March, before you hit us hard. Now you’re back again. But I’m going to tell about my friend Udi Buch anyway. And right at the end, I’ll reveal why writing letters is a great way to express defiance of this awful coronavirus.I was a big fan of public transportation, and, pre-virus, often grabbed a cab after taking the train or bus to my destination. As a journalist, I found that taxi drivers are an endless source of authentic information about what is re...
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A student in Nanping, East China's Fujian Province shows an admission letter from Fudan University on Sunday. The first batch of letters is now reaching students, and delivery of admission letters will soon peak. Photo: VCGCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
'Fantasy film': New Trump book to reveal letters with Kim Jong Un
Seoul (AFP) - Kim Jong Un said his relationship with Donald Trump was like a "fantasy film", according to the publishers of a new book on the US president set to unveil 25 private letters exchanged between the two leaders.The relationship between the pair has been a key driver of recent diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang, veering from mutual insults and threats of war to a declaration of love from Trump.Investigative journalist Bob Woodward obtained messages between the two leaders "that have not been public before" for his upcoming book, according to Simon & Schuster.In the letters, "...
Racist letters dropped into mailboxes in Kansas City neighborhood
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Riha initially didn’t give much thought to the pieces of paper that were shoved in his mailbox last week at his home south of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza.He assumed it was drawings that neighborhood kids sometimes leave or a political advertisement left over from the recent election.But he was shocked after reading the first few lines.“What makes you so sure you’re going to be glad with your new neighbors?” the handwritten racist letter asked in all caps. “Do you think Blacks make good neighbors? Have you ever had a Black neighbor?”Riha, who found the letter Thu...
The Kansas City Star
Hong Kong gov’t grills 9 pro-democracy election hopefuls on political stance as candidates prepare for disqualification
At least nine Hong Kong democrats received letters from electoral officers on Saturday demanding answers about their positions on the national security law, US sanctions and other issues after they applied to run in the 2020 Legislative Council election.The pro-democracy candidates involved included Civic Party members Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Tat Cheng. Former reporter Gwyneth Ho, Sunny Cheung, Ventus Lau and District Councillors Fergus Leung and Tiffany Yuen also received letters from officers at the Electoral Affairs Commission requiring a response within a day.According to ...
Hong Kong Free Press
Queen was not warned of Australia PM's 1975 sacking, letters show
Sydney (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II was not informed in advance about the 1975 dismissal of Australia's prime minister by her representative in country, letters kept secret for decades and released Tuesday revealed.The British monarch's representative in Australia, governor-general John Kerr, sparked a constitutional crisis when he fired Gough Whitlam, the democratically elected leader of the centre-left Labor party.In May the High Court ruled more than 200 letters between the queen's private secretary and Kerr -- including many addressing the controversial affair -- should be made public.Althou...