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How Did Latvia Become A Global Superpower of Choral Singing?

IT’S eight o’clock at the Taurenitis School in Jurmala, a resort town some 25km west of Riga. 78 children, half of the school’s total number, have assembled for their twice-weekly choir practice. Sitting with their backs straight, and giving the conductor their full attention, they rehearse Latvian folk songs—as do …

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The Economist : Ark Wanted

Well known newspaper Economist responds to Tbilisi Flood. After a flood and a plague of escaped animals, some blame God’s wrath. Others blame poor disaster-mitigation infrastructure. Begi, a 16-year-old hippo, briefly became the most internationally famous resident of Tbilisi. After a flash flood had inundated the city’s Mziuri Park and most …

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14 Ways an Economist Says I Love You

14 Ways an Economist Says I Love You

Give your loved one a nerdy Valentine and they’ll be yours forever! Why? Because if you give them diamonds/cufflinks this year, anything you get them next year will fall short. Give them one of these and anything they receive next year will be a step up. It’s called expectation management …

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