Ukraine’s opposition leader and former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych has lived up to his name by claiming victory in eastern European country’s election run-off.
Ukraine’s opposition leader and former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych has lived up to his name by claiming victory in eastern European country’s election run-off. "Official results from the Central Election Commission put Yanukovych in the lead with 48.49 per cent over rival Yulia Tymoshenko's 45.86 per cent with just over 90 per cent of the vote counted. Yanukovych claimed victory on Sunday and said Tymoshenko should resign as prime minister. ‘From this day, a new path opens up for Ukraine,’ Yanukovych declared, pledging to ‘take the country down the path of change’. But Tymoshenko said it was ‘too soon to draw any conclusions’, refusing to concede defeat and urging supporters to fight for every ballot. Earlier, Oleksander Turchynov, the first deputy prime minister and a close Tymoshenko ally, said Tymoshenko had won 46.8 per cent of the vote compared with 46 per cent for Yanukovych with 85 per cent of the ballots counted, according to a ‘parallel count’ by her team at polling stations."
These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.
We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.
Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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