This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more articles for Members here. The term sambo is used to describe couples in Sweden who live together. It's a shortened form of the adjective sammanboende (where samma means 'together' and boende comes from the verb bo meaning 'to live'), and Swedish also has the term särbo to refer to couples who live apart. Both these words typically suggest a serious and long-term relationship, although they can be used for couples who have been together for months or for decades. Depending on the couple, a sambo relationship may be a stepping stone on the way to marriage, or a substitute: marriage rates are lower in Sweden than in many other European countries, with many couples choosing to remain sambos throughout their whole lives. From a purely bureaucratic point of view, marriage makes a lot less difference than in many other countries. There are no tax deductions for married couples, for example, and the process for … [Read more...] about The difference between sambo and marriage in Sweden
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FOGGY or misty weather can have a real impact on travel in the UK. While it can make the landscape look somewhat magical, not a lot of people actually know how fog is formed and how it differs from mist. What is fog? Fog is like a low-level cloud that originates from a local body of water - such as a lake, marsh or the sea. It differs from regular clouds because it contains water droplets from a number of different sources. When water vapour in the air condenses into tiny droplets of liquid water, they stay suspended in the air and fog is formed. Fog contains up to 0.5 ml of water per cubic metre. If you were to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool with fog and then somehow condense it, you would be left with around 1.25 litres of water - just over 2 pints). The foggiest place in the world is an area of the Atlantic Ocean called Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland. The area forms the meeting place of the cold Labrador Current from the north and the much warmer Gulf Stream from the … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between fog and mist and how do you drive safely in it?
THE RYDER CUP is dominated by two distinct formats on the opening two days. Both sides engage in foursomes and fourballs before they play in 12 single matches on Sunday. But what are the differences between them? And when will they be played at Le Golf National? Read on below to find out all the details.What is the difference between foursomes and fourballs at the Ryder Cup? Foursomes Each player in each pair hits alternate shots. So if Player A hits the drive from the first hole, Player B hits the second shot, Player A the third shot and so on. One player will hit all the tee shots on even numbered holes, for example, the second, fourth, 16th and 18th. The other will play first on all the odd holes. If the par-5s fall on the even holes, it would make sense for the longest hitter in the pair to take those tee shots. Amazing drone footage shows the 2018 Ryder Cup Albatros Course of Le Golf National Likewise, if one player is particularly strong with their irons then they should try … [Read more...] about What is the difference between foursomes and fourballs, and when will they be played at the Ryder Cup?
opinion Michael Lujan Bevacqua For Pacific Daily News Published 6:28 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Democracies are intriguing social organisms built around two principles that often contradict. First, democracies are supposed to be about choice and that the will of individuals will be represented. The preferences, favoritism or affinities people have is the basis for democratic engagement. You support candidates because you like their messages, hair, because they have some connection to you that animates you to select their name on the ballot, defend their honor in Facebook comments or stand by the road and hold a sign. More: Bevacqua: Know more, avoid manipulation by politicians More: Bevacqua: Evaluate political candidates beyond the superficial But this regularly contradicts the second principle, that democracies are also built on consensus and cooperation. The expression of individuals or groups as to who they feel would lead the best then has to contend with the fact that … [Read more...] about Bevacqua: Identifying the difference between electability and effectiveness
News / UK and world by Press Association June 4, 2018, 5:53 pm Updated: June 4, 2018, 6:19 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Advice to residents to “stay put” during the Grenfell Tower fire may have made “all the difference between life and death”, the public inquiry heard, amid a catalogue of fire safety failings in the building. Tenants were told to stay in their flats during the June 14 blaze, guidance which was undermined by the block’s multiple structural flaws that allowed the fire to breach barriers. Richard Millett QC, counsel to the inquiry for the Grenfell Tower inquiry, said there had been a “catastrophic failure” of the external cladding to resist the spread of fire. Cavities which should have prevented flames spreading between floors were installed incorrectly, experts said, while poorly performing fire doors “contributed significantly” to the spread of smoke … [Read more...] about ‘Stay put’ advice at Grenfell ‘may have made difference between life and death’