Duncan Lawrie International Dagger
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The Duncan Lawrie International Dagger is an award given by the Crime Writers’ Association for best translated crime novel of the year. The winning author receives an ornamental dagger and £5,000. The translator of the novel is also awarded £1,000. … Read More

UN report on the world economy
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The United Nations has published a report on “the world economic situation and perspectives for 2008.” According to the study’s conclusions a slowing is to be expected. It provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for … Read More

Gambling predictions, 2008
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It seems that it is very hard to make predictions on gambling, this year even more difficult than the other years, and online gambling much more difficult than the classical gambling. 2008 will be a very good year for the … Read More

Outsourcing predictions for the new year 2008
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A high importance is given to the IT outsourcing industry. From this point of view, there are two special “destinations” for the corporations: India, and Eastern Europe. Phil Fersht suggests some trends for the new year: Offshoring panic will continue, … Read More

My predictions for the new year 2008
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Due to the global warming with increased effects for this year, the developed states will change their national strategies by taking into account these aspects, and we will see important geopolitical changes. United States will try to overcome the economical … Read More

Germany will ban online gambling starting with January 1st, 2008
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Germany will ban any form of Web-based gambling or brokering of games over the Internet, beginning with January 1st, 2008, including the advertising of gaming over the Internet and on television. Germany ratified an accord that preserves the country’s state … Read More