Bosnia and Herzegovina is preparing for a general election on Sunday, 2 October. Here we explain how the election works, who the main parties and candidates are, and what the likely outcome might be in a country said to have the most complicated system of government in the world. How did Bosnia end up with the world’s most complex administration? The Balkan country of about 3.2 million is facing a difficult set of choices in its ninth general election since the first multi-party vote in 1990. At the time, Bosnia was still a part of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia — a communist country that soon crumbled and set off a series of wars and conflicts between 1991 and 1999. As one of the seven independent states that came out of the breakup, Bosnia experienced its own war between 1992 and 1995. Until recently, it was considered the bloodiest conflict in Europe since World War II. Bosnia remains extremely vulnerable to the increased nationalist … [Read more...] about Bosnia election explained: How does it work? Who is running? Who is likely to win?
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By Esme Stallard Published 11 August Share close Share page Copy link About sharing People in poorly insulated homes could end up spending £968 more on their annual gas bills, than people in highly insulated homes, according to new research from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. With energy bills expected to rise significantly this winter, how can people better insulate their homes to help with costs? What is insulation and how can it cut bills? Home insulation is the process of trapping heat inside a property, usually by covering areas exposed to the outside, such as roofs, floors and walls. Without it, indoor temperatures can be hard to maintain, with homes losing up to 45% of their heat, according to the Energy Savings Trust. If the temperature drops very quickly after the heating is switched off, the home is unlikely to be properly insulated. The … [Read more...] about Home insulation: How can it cut energy bills?
The movie adaptation of popular crime drama Peaky Blinders is in the final stages of script writing. The British screenwriter Steven Knight first announced the film adaptation of the crime drama last year in October and the movie is most likely to hit the screens sometime in 2024. According to the announcement made by Steven, the Shelby family would be seen on the silver screen after Season 6 of Peaky Blinders , with a reprised role of the main protagonist Thomas Shelby. Steven also mentioned that the elder brother of Thomas Shelby in the drama will return back in the movie. While the main plot of the film is still top-secret, the writer has dropped some exciting hints about the plotline. "I've had this in mind for quite a while now, a story with the Peakys during the Second World War and I've picked up three true stories that I'm integrating into the film," he told RadioTimes , "I'm always interested because, with the Second World War, there was so much going on and … [Read more...] about ‘Peaky Blinders’ screenwriter spills the beans on upcoming movie storyline
Bosnian Serb nationalist firebrand Milorad Dodik says he respects Vladimir Putin and backs so-called "referendums" in occupied Ukraine on joining Russia. Dodik, who currently serves as the Bosnian Serb member of the three-way presidency, was speaking ahead of the general election in Bosnia on Sunday. A vocal supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dodik suggested the "referendums" in Ukraine -- which the West have slammed as being forced, illegal and rigged -- could be used in Bosnia. Dodik openly advocates tearing away Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, the Republika Srpska (RS), and joining it with neighbouring Serbia. The division of the country into two main administrative units or entities -- the RS and the Bosniak-Croat majority Federation of BiH or FBiH -- is the result of the US and West-mediated Dayton Peace Accords, the peace deal that ended Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, which saw an estimated 100,000 people killed. "As for our political relations in … [Read more...] about ‘I respect Putin’: Bosnia’s Dodik backs ‘referendums’ in occupied Ukraine
Und wieder einmal Griechenland: Schwangere Teenager mit leerem Kühlschrank . Ausgemergelte Rentner mit exorbitanten Stromrechnungen . Fischer, die nicht mehr fischen, weil der Schiffsdiesel zu teuer ist. Bauern, die ihre Milchkühe keulen, weil das Viehfutter unbezahlbar ist. Alleinerziehende Mütter, die ihren Kindern nach der Schule kein Eis mehr spendieren können. Familien, die abends im Dunkeln sitzen, weil ihnen die Elektrizitätsgesellschaft den Strom abgedreht hat. Arbeitslose junge Männer, die seit Wochen keinen Supermarkt mehr von innen gesehen haben und sich Essen aus der Suppenküche holen. Wieder einmal Griechenland also! Krise Nummer wieviel? Irgendwann hört man halt auf zu zählen… Diesmal: Griechenland und die Inflationskrise. Zuerst wollte ich diese Story ja in Litauen oder Estland drehen, da droben im Baltikum geht es immerhin um hammerharte Inflationszahlen von 20 Prozent - damit war Estland Ende Mai … [Read more...] about Krisengeschütteltes Griechenland: Vom Ukraine-Krieg befeuerte Inflation
HBO’s House of the Dragon and Amazon Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power . Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by HBO and Prime Video In this era of video on demand, most streaming programmers have come to accept the Gospel According to Netflix: Audiences now watch TV shows when it’s convenient for them, and the specific time of day they arrive is irrelevant for streamers. This is why most streaming shows drop new episodes in the middle of the night, U.S. time; since we are all our own network schedulers now, deciding what to watch and when, there’s no reason to “program” new shows and movies for an optimal time of day. But the slightly different release patterns for Prime Video’s The Rings of Power and HBO’s House of the Dragon , along with some new Nielsen numbers, have had me thinking lately about the wisdom of the dogmatic approach pioneered by Netflix — and whether streamers should be thinking more about what time they release their original … [Read more...] about Dragons vs. Elves: Who Has the Better Release Strategy?
Published 4 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A schoolgirl who has performed with some of the world's biggest rock stars has released a new single inspired by her dad's health struggles. Nandi Bushell, 12, of Ipswich, Suffolk, has bookended this month by drumming at the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins memorial gig and launching her track. The multi-instrumentalist has also won the attention of Barack Obama and tech giant Apple's CEO Tim Cook. Nandi said: "I wrote a song to cheer [my dad] up." The accompanying video to The Shadows, released on 30 September, charts Nandi's journey from toying around with instruments in her former South African home as a toddler to playing guitars and drums with her dad, with current studio footage of her playing a grand piano. "The single is about how my dad went through depression... because his auto-immune disease was … [Read more...] about Nandi Bushell releases debut single written to ‘cheer up Dad’