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    Established TDF Member Georgina's Avatar
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    Egyptian bank grants loans to young farmers to marry more than one wife

    By Al Arabiya

    In an attempt to fight “spinsterhood,” the Egyptian Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit decided to grant loans to new farmers to encourage polygamy.

    The Bank’s chairman, Mohsen Batran, announced in a press conference held with the Minister of Agriculture on Tuesday, that the bank will be granting loans to young farmers, to help them with the cost of marriage, according to “al-Ahram” newspaper.

    His initiative includes encouraging polygamy, provided that they will just wed two wives. The bank’s chairman said that the loan’s interest on the first marriage is three percent while for the second marriage is six percent.

    Men seeking a third wife will have to pay a loan’s interest of more than 15 percent.

    According to Al-Ahram newspaper, there are nine million unmarried women in Egypt.

    Batran, meanwhile, criticized those who are skeptical about the bank’s support to the farmers, adding that the bank had helped 37 thousand farmers with their debts.
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    Sets sat nav for a 39 mile journey. Does 900 miles through 4 countries, stops for fuel, sleeps in a lay by and realizes her sat nav might be wrong when she reaches Zagreb...

    http:// http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2262149/Belgian-woman-67-picking-friend-railway-station-ends-Zagreb-900-miles-away-satnav-disaster.html

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    BBC News - 'Horsemeat beef burgers' investigated in UK and Ireland


    What will happen? The supermarkets will distance themselves from it, and allow the production plants to take all the blame, when all the time, they bang on about traceability and integrity, they are the worst of the lot!
    As long as the till rings, they are happy, stuff everyone else
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    Happy atheist, despite the "evidence"...
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    I don't have a link, but on the Today programme at about 0642, Sarah Montague was reported that a dog which "blogged" on matters of fashion, it belonged to a writer on a fashion magazine, had been killed in a revolving door accident. John Humphrys was clearly trying not to snigger.

    How long before the Daily Mail tries to turn this into a crusade?

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    Sad news... going to make my planned grocery shop at Sainsbury's tonight interesting as that's next to it. Hope there aren't any fatalities other than the pilot (not that I hope he died but that nobody else did).

    Helicopter crashes into crane on St George Tower
    The poster formerly known as tstrachan on some other dive forum.... the 'T' is for Tara, not Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkP View Post
    I don't have a link, but on the Today programme at about 0642, Sarah Montague was reported that a dog which "blogged" on matters of fashion, it belonged to a writer on a fashion magazine, had been killed in a revolving door accident. John Humphrys was clearly trying not to snigger.

    How long before the Daily Mail tries to turn this into a crusade?
    I saw this on the Mail website yesterday. Two fire appliances and a dozen firefighters attended. For a small dog trapped in a revolving door. Although some reports did say the bloke walking it was injured too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tas View Post
    Sad news... going to make my planned grocery shop at Sainsbury's tonight interesting as that's next to it. Hope there aren't any fatalities other than the pilot (not that I hope he died but that nobody else did).

    Helicopter crashes into crane on St George Tower
    Right next door to my old office in the soon-to-be-demolished Market Towers. BBC are saying 2 dead 2 injured so far. I could see the plume of smoke from my office in Victoria.

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    Three guys in my office arrived having travelled right by it on train/tube/changed at Vauxhall and hadn't noticed a thing... after the crash! It's right on m walk home so I think I'll take a slightly different route tonight - go to a different sainsbury's on my way home.
    The poster formerly known as tstrachan on some other dive forum.... the 'T' is for Tara, not Tom

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    Might be our crash recorder on board if tey took the option for it

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    Here is the news....

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    Might be our crash recorder on board if tey took the option for it
    Is that we the public call the 'black box'? Would it not be compulsory?
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