Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

January 19, 2019@8:12 AM TFP Editor 0

New head of the Christian Social Union CSU Markus Soeder speaks at a party meeting in Munich, Germany, Saturady, Jan. 19, 2019. Letters in background read “new strength”(Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP) BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany’s center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years. The 52-year-old Markus Soeder was elected unopposed in Munich with more than 87 percent of the votes to lead the Christian Social Union. The [Read More]

Global Liquefied Natural Gas Market 2019-2023 | Industry Analysis and Forecast | Technavio

January 19, 2019@7:55 AM TFP Editor 0

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global liquefied natural gas market research report by Technavio predicts the market to post a CAGR of around 6% during the period 2019-2023. A key driver for the global liquefied natural gas market is the increase in LNG production. Natural gas is one of the fastest growing fossil fuels due to the increase in the global supply of coalbed methane, shale gas, and tight gas. Hence, the global oil and gas industry will witness a significant increase in unconventional oil and gas resources. [Read More]

Iran’s General Soleimani Ramping Up Efforts To Counter Trump In Iraq And Syria

January 19, 2019@7:45 AM TFP Editor 0

Authored by Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media “Trump will pull out US forces in 30 days”… “Trump won’t withdraw now”… “Trump will pull out from Syria in four months”… “The US forces began withdrawing military equipment but not the personnel”… “Trump will maintain a 20 mile buffer zone in Syria”…All these contradictory announcements have come from the White House in the last month or so, indicating some combination of the current occupant of the White House’s lack [Read More]

Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in Syria

January 19, 2019@7:29 AM TFP Editor 0

RIYADH (Reuters) – Syria now has a good opportunity to reach a political solution to its devastating eight-year war as ceasefires have brought calm to many areas of the country, Syria’s chief opposition negotiator said on Saturday. “I think now that we have an opportunity, because nearly in Syria we have a ceasefire now, in the northeast of Syria and the north of Syria, and the efforts of fighting terrorism has achieved good results,” Nasr Hariri told Reuters in an interview in the Saudi Arabian [Read More]

Machiavellianism And Brexit

January 19, 2019@7:10 AM TFP Editor 0

Authored by Craig Murray, A Cabinet Office source tells me today No. 10 is considering agreeing a second referendum with three choices: No Deal Brexit, May’s Deal or No Brexit. It would be by alternative vote, ie you rate your preferences 1, 2. The thinking is that the first round might go No Deal 23, May’s Deal 37, No Brexit 40. The second round would then go May’s Deal 60, No Brexit 40. They claim there is opinion poll evidence to support this. But I [Read More]

Side Hustles: ‘My secret life as a DJ’

January 19, 2019@6:48 AM TFP Editor 0

Rhea Cambridge is a “side hustler”. By day she helps people with social housing, but by night she is on the decks playing afrobeats, house and funk. For millennials side hustles are big business. One in four workers in the UK has at least one business on the side, half of which were started in the past two years. Those aged 25 to 34 are more likely to do it. Read more: What’s your ‘side hustle’? Image copyright: @londonrosemedia; Series Producer: Mauro Galluzzo; Camera: Hume [Read More]