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SCENES AT THE HILL OF MICE

September 1985. The State of Emergency raged on across

South African townships, schooling was disrupted, government property assaulted by both protest graffiti and flames.

There were hushed conversations among grown-ups, conspiratorial almost, on how Tembisa Township was a dangerous place for young, impressionable minds. For my brothers and I who, for eight years of our lives, had been creatures of the city. City lights. City ambience. City food. A metropolitan existence.

The hushed conversations yielded an unforeseen «cultural» shock — a Great Trek to the bundus. to my grandparents’ headquarters in the Hill of Mice, a small village northeast of

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New vs used

The benchmark two-seat roadster or a brash but almost forgotten Italian sports convertible?

Porsche Boxster

NEW: £37,589

Power 261bhp Torque 206lb ft 0-62mph 5.8sec Top speed 164mph Economy 34.4mpg

WHAT IS IT?

The entry-level Porsche Boxster, in base-spec manual form. Equipped with a 2.7-litre flat six that develops 261bhp, it’s capable of a sprightly 0-62mph in 5.8sec. And thanks to better cooling, automatic stop-start and intelligent battery charging, the standard Boxster’s combined economy is a claimed 34.5mpg.

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?

The car is barely any lighter than the more powerful Boxster S, but it feels a little leaner

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Family affair

Dave’s sons Daniel and Russell have followed in his footsteps. Daniel is a self-taught guitarist; his California-based band Year Long Disaster was named by Rolling Stone as one of the most promising acts of 2008; today, he is lead vocalist with alt-metal outfit CKY. Russell’s music is of more celestial nature – as might be deduced from the albums he’s recorded with his father, Purusha And The Spiritual Planet (1998) and The Aschere Project (2010). ‘It was wonderful working with Russell,’ smiles Dave. ‘He’s got a great ability for assembling musical landscapes. He works almost like a painter, hardly ever

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Estonian media about our hero … Surprisingly, and to be honest

We have long been accustomed to that proud and independent Baltic states meaning of its existence made hatred of Russia, and on any occasion.

And here it catches the eye of the article that I least expected to see .. So it's suddenly in the middle of streams of lies and filth that I decided to duplicate it here.

While in Russia grow these guys, Russian still have much to be proud of ("Delfi.ee" Estonia)

For which gained momentum in Estonia hype around the Russian punk band Pussy Riot has remained almost unnoticed by

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Energy saving in the quarter beyond the river Byisk Science City is preparing for commissioning

Recently, in connection with the commissioning of new energy-efficient homes on the resettlement program of emergency shelter for street Lermontov was repeatedly referred to a specific date — April 18.

This pilot project, a quarter of these homes being built for the first time in the country. Used in the construction of all known energy-saving technologies in Russia. Here mounted single control center quarter, which will capture all the process parameters for each apartment individually. Accordingly, the calculation of utility services will be optimal. According to the builders, the overall costs of heating, electricity, heating, ventilation should

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Exports of finished computer programs from Russia almost caught up with outsourcing

Exports of finished computer programs from Russia in 2010, almost caught up with outsourcing. Sales of ready-made computer programs Russian companies abroad in 2010 totaled about $ 1.35 billion — 30% more than in 2009, estimated the NP "Russoft." Revenues from software "on demand" for foreign clients in the same time increased only by 14% to $ 1.6 billion in 2010 another $ 350 million earned in the Russian programming development centers of foreign companies, universities and research institutes. The total software exports in 2010 amounted to $ 3.3 billion, and in 2011 it will reach almost $ 4 billion,

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Ufa: 2 years emissions have decreased by a quarter

In Ufa, in the last two years, almost 25percent fall in emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere. This is evidenced by ranking, prepared by experts RIA rating based on the data of Rosstat.

Special attention deserves the fact that emission reductions in Ufa comes amid growing industrial capacity. According to the data given by Professor MSU Natalia Zubarevich during a regional forum "Russian regions in a globalized world", Ufa has a stable industrial potential, while the industrial profile of the economy in most major cities in Russia today is lost (Scheme is set out below).

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Ural innovators say a new word in the production of light-emitting diodes

Ekaterinburg company "Optolyuks" started production of innovative energy-saving LED lamps with improved thermal conductivity. Perspective project received state financial support and innovation center for small and medium-sized enterprises of the Sverdlovsk region.

Innovation of the project are the solutions that reduce the cost of LED lights, as well as increase its consumer qualities. These decisions relate to the development of LED chips (modules), tech buildings, ways of processing materials. The total economic effect is reduced to reduce prices lamp to 1,000 rubles apiece.

According to the director of "Optolyuks" Yaroslav Ruzanova, our specialists have

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Ukraine in 2012 increased the export of agricultural products by 20% — to $ 17 billion

In 2012, Ukraine exported agricultural products to $ 17 billion, which is almost 20% more than in the past

Ukraine in 2012 increased the export of agricultural products by 20% — to $ 17 billion — APC | Case

Domestic agricultural products are always in demand on the international market and it is one of the leading positions. However, farmers should be prepared for constant competition with other countries, and Ukraine should become a producer of a wide range of agricultural products exported abroad. This was during the final meeting of the Board of the Minister

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We Protasovo option appears

18.09.10 We Protasovo option appears Yuri Plokhotnichenko, "Sport-Express"

With the retreat of the summer heat training "Rostov" is no longer held in the evening — now the majority of starts at four o'clock in the afternoon. However, the summer has not quite left the Don region, and at this time, almost hot.

Compared to previous weeks the people on the training field markedly increased: the disabled list "Rostov" there are only three of them. One of them, Stanislav Ivanov, was seen in the first half of the classes wind circles around the field. Two others, Hong Yong-Jo and

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