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Austria Finmin Says Expects Swiss Franc To Weaken In Longer Term - Yahoo Finance

26 Jan 2015 










(EURCHF=EBS) http://alphonselwkd.bravesites.com Franc stocks loans have been popular in parts of central and eastern Europe because of their low interest rates and the Swiss currency's sharp appreciation has given a headache to borrowers in countries from Poland to Croatia. Wealthy Austria, which banned many foreign currency loans in 2008, has been less affected by the Swiss currency move. But the removal of the cap means more costly debt servicing for some 151,000 households who hold a total 29 billion euros ($32.5 billion) in Swiss franc-denominated loans. "For Austrians who have loans in francs this means they have around 20 to 25 percent more debt," the Oesterreich newspaper quoted Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling as saying. "I don't think that the franc will stay this high in the long term because Switzerland can't afford it. Exports get too expensive and tourism will drop," Schelling said.
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Australia Orders Waste Dumping Ban On Great Barrier Reef - Yahoo News

25 Jan 2015 










View photo An aerial view check this out of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland, pictured on November 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Sarah Lai) Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister said Saturday, as part of a push to stop the UN declaring the site in danger. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said he had ordered the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to develop regulations to stop waste from capital dredging being dumped in the park "once and for all". "We are ending a century-old practice of dumping in the marine park," he said, referring to waste created by enlarging shipping channels, berths and marinas. Conservationists say dumping waste in reef waters damages it by smothering corals and seagrasses and exposing them other to poisons and high levels of nutrients. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has threatened to put the reef, which is a World Heritage area, on its danger list. The body has given Australia until February 1 to act and Hunt said he would travel to Europe next week to consult on long-term plans for the natural wonder. Hunt said the government had put together "a strong defence of the management of the Great Barrier Reef...
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Belgium Arrests Another Suspect In Terrorism Probe - Bloomberg

25 Jan 2015 










Authorities in the Netherlands opened their own investigation after the passport of a Dutch national, identified as Zaiud K., was found in the house raided in Verviers, the Belgian prosecutors said. Paris police investigators said they are making more headway in piecing together the possible network behind the Jan. 9 attack at a Jewish grocery than they have on the brothers who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Terrorism Charges Three Belgian suspects arrested on terrorism charges after the Jan. 15 operations were identified today as Marouan E., born in visit our website 1989; Mohamed A., born in 1988; http://lumunguianw.inube.com and Billel H., born in 1988. Their custody was extended today by a Brussels court, the prosecutors said. All three are charged with participating in terrorist activities and infractions of the law on weapons. Marouan E.
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5 Ways To Save On Your 2015 Weight-loss Goals - Yahoo News

24 Jan 2015 








Shop the farmers market for local, healthful produce. If you avoid the farmers market because you're under the impression it's more expensive to shop hyper-local, you're mistaken. You'll typically pay less at the farmers market than you will at the grocery store for conventional produce, and the price difference is even more dramatic when it comes to organics. Buying local doesn't support only the local economy, but also new healthy eating habits. When you shop the stands at a farmers market, there are no french fries to tempt you, no chips in the center aisles -- it's just homegrown fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices. 4. Use your FSA for weight-loss programs.
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Hollywood's Indie Film Pool Prepares For The Amazon Plunge - Yahoo News

22 Jan 2015 










"It's a great business," said Mark Gordon, the veteran Hollywood television and film producer behind movies like "Saving Private Ryan" and the new Steve Jobs biopic. "By financing a movie they feel good about and knowing where their second window is going to be, there is a huge opportunity for them and the http://bradykpll.soup.io rest of the creative community." Amazon's announcement came as a surprise, but the Seattle-based company had already built up its credibility among Hollywood's creative types, most notably with its television series "Transparent," which won two Golden Globes last week, its first major awards since starting Amazon Studios in 2010. "They have clearly been able to do it on the episodic side, I see no reason why they can't do it on the feature film side," said Franklin Leonard, founder of the Black List, a site where unproduced screenplays are shared with filmmakers and producers. "The real challenge will be getting filmmakers in the door who want to make films for Amazon and giving those filmmakers the freedom to make the films that become '12 Years a Slave' or 'Birdman'," he said. Amazon has already drawn Woody Allen to make a new TV series, his first foray onto the small screen. WINK TO STRUGGLING FILMMAKERS Most of Hollywood's big studios largely abandoned the dramatic film business to concentrate on action adventure blockbusters and sequels, where there is less risk among a built-in fan base and more likely financial celebrities gossip reward. News of a new, deep-pocketed buyer in the independent sphere would always be welcome, but Amazon's decision to hire a big name in the independent film world to head up Amazon Original Movies drew special praise. "It's exciting, especially because it's led by Ted Hope, who has a pretty sterling track record in terms of filmmaking and projects that he's been involved with," said Ned Benson, who made his directorial debut celebrities blog with "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," released last year.
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