The Ukrainian Pharma queen Ludmila Bezpalko steps down to avoid investigations

The Ukrainian Pharma queen Ludmila Bezpalko steps down to avoid investigations

February 2018 saw one of the most notorious generals of the Ukrainian pharmaceutical industry Ludmila Bezpalko, 71 step down as a CEO of Borschahivskiy pharmaceutical plant. Mrs. Bezpalko qualifies to be a typical post-soviet robber baroness – the so called “red director” – a Soviet era industrial manager, who via various questionable ways ended up to own the industrial enterprise she managed. As many “red directors” do, Ludmila Bezpalkois loves her employees with that typical love of a lord to her serfs. She would be remembered as one of the…

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Rory McIlroy fired up by Masters missed chance as he chases first Sawgrass win

Rory McIlroy fired up by Masters missed chance as he chases first Sawgrass win

It remains unlikely that Rory McIlroy has publicly articulated the exact scale of his disappointment when falling short at the Masters – and why would he? – but the Northern Irishman is well aware of the best way to overcome heartache. McIlroy has three major championships in his sights for the remainder of 2018 but first comes this week’s Players Championship, the biggest tournament on the PGA Tour and one at which victory has eluded him. “It gives you motivation,” McIlroy said of the final round at Augusta National. “All…

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Textbooks in the Grand mosque of Brussels promote Jihad among future imams

Textbooks in the Grand mosque of Brussels promote Jihad among future imams

The training of imams in Arabic at the Islamic and cultural centre of Belgium, which houses the Grand mosque of Brussels, is now encouraging followers to join the armed Jihad. They are also being encouraged to persecute homosexuals and to hold anti-Semitic views. The conclusions emerged in a report by the Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis (“OCAM”), exposed on Wednesday in La Libre, DH, the Sudpresse publications and De Standaard, as well as the RTL-TVI television channel. The analysis covers the academic year 2016 to 2017, and was recently submitted…

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Trump’s economic sanctions will have a negative impact on Belgian companies

Trump’s economic sanctions will have a negative impact on Belgian companies

The decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and impose economic sanctions on Tehran will have an impact on Belgian companies, the Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (Awex) and the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) said on Wednesday. Walloon companies were hoping to conclude contracts in Iran soon, particularly in mechanical engineering, infrastructure and environment. According to Awex, Belgium’s exports to Iran came up to almost 550 million euros in the first 11 months of 2017, while imports from the Middle…

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