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[2006-09-20] Being single no longer carries stigma
Sept. 17 through 23 is Unmarried and Single Americans Week. While that may not sound like something to celebrate for people who are alone, they should at least know that, well, they’re not alone. The United States Census Bureau reports that in 2005, the number of unmarried and single Americans was 89.8 million, 41 percent of all U.S. residents who are 18 and older. Of that group, 14 percent are 65 and older and 54 percent are women. Twenty years ago, single women were stung by the Newsweek “Marriage Crunch” announcement that a woman over 40 is “more likely to be killed by a terrorist” th [...]
[2006-09-20] Two years in Ukraine: Rural life in the former Soviet state
Kay Eldon, assistant director of the Newport Public Library, has lived in New York City, Israel and England, among other places, and is no stranger to new cultures and ideas. As a volunteer with Heifer International, a worldwide aid program that provides developing communities with income-producing livestock and economic development training, she has traveled to Ukraine and Armenia - experiences that compelled her to once again join the international community as a Peace Corps volunteer.In the fall of 2004, Kay received her Peace Corps assignment to the village of Romankivtsi, Ukraine. For the [...]
[2006-09-20] State Department introduces the Electronic Visa Application Form
Effective October 25, 2006, all U.S. visa issuing posts in the Russian Federation, except for the U.S. Consulates General in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, will require that all applications for non-immigrant visas be prepared using the Electronic Visa Application Form (EVAF). This requirement also applies to applicants for fiancé(e) visas. After October 25 non-immigrant visa applications prepared using the old visa application form will not be accepted at either the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok. However, until further notice, persons applying for no [...]
[2006-09-20] Russian Embassy issues warning on Thailand travel
The Russian Embassy in Thailand Wednesday warned Russian tourists to follow "a sensible approach" toward travel to this Southeast Asian country. The Thai military staged a successful coup Tuesday while Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was in New York attending the 61st session of the UN General Assembly. "There is no imminent danger for Russian citizens, but one should use common sense when taking a decision to travel to Thailand, because the situation is unpredictable and people must decide for themselves whether to travel or not," said Irina Borisyuk, the embassy's spokesperson. Boris [...]
[2006-09-20] Mobile phone survey gives insight into dating behaviour
A new survey has attempted to link the mobile phone habits of singles with their dating behaviour. The study, carried out by dating service, interviewed 1,000 single people across Britain to examine their dating behaviour.Commitment phobics are twice as likely to arrange a first date by text than those looking for true live, out of who 67 percent chose to make voice calls.Interestingly, single just looking for a fling are much more likely to text immediately after a date than people looking for a real relationship: 16 percent of casual daters text straightaway, while only 3 perce [...]
[2006-09-19] DateandDash Singles Speed Dating Night
The Ivy on Clark3462 N. Clark St.Bar noneSwilling suds isn't nearly as much fun without a sweet someone to peer at over the rim of your glass. But if you've tired of employing the same flirty lines on cuties at the bar, perhaps it's time to focus on a group of surefire singles. Try DateandDash Singles Speed Dating and meet other singles (ages 21 to 39) for fast dates. Includes appetizers and drink specials. Sep. 20: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Price: $31.99. Registration required: dateanddash.comPhone: 800-957-3274 [...]
[2006-09-19] Ministry helps singles embrace their circumstances
Greg Blanc has been single his whole life, and though that is not his choice, the pastor of Calvary Chapel Community Church in Rapid City has learned to trust his marital status to God’s timing, not his own. Blanc will be the keynote speaker at the One Life to Live weekend retreat for Christian singles sponsored by Saturday Night Alive on Sept. 22-24 at Camp Judson near Keystone.“Single people have a tendency to chase after the ‘ring’ of being married,” said Blanc, who encourages them to see their single status as a spiritual relationship to be celebrated rather than a temporary, transitional [...]
[2006-09-19] Point-Counterpoint: Dating services: love at first email or treacherous trend?
Nina Varsava What’s love worth to you? I like to think that it’s unquantifiable, and am inclined instead to answer in romantic terms: love is priceless. But if love is invaluable, then why are so many people too busy or shy—or lazy—to find it? Many people claim that they suffer loveless lives because their other obligations get in the way. But if love is priceless, then you’d think it would be a priority. Thanks to the modern dating industry, people have the luxury of going about their own busy lives without the added stress of finding love for themselves. More and more people, for example, [...]
[2006-09-19] Living Single
Some people are living single.......contentedly. There are no thoughts of getting married and they are hot on the dating scene....void of commitment, and having a great sex life. Yet there are those who are single but might have not had much luck with love, but they desire to one day share every facet of their lives with someone via the holy sacrament of matrimony. For some, single issues are hard. Dating is hard and the fear of being hurt and deceived (again) looms, as well as other self esteem, moral and developmental concerns. To address these concerns, P.E.O.P.L.E. (Partners Energi [...]
[2006-09-19] Rap sheets and romance
My friend, let's call her Beth, just got out of a relationship with a man who had done some time — several times, actually. The charges were drug-related, not violent crime. All this happened before they met and, really, she didn't care. It was in the past, he had moved on from that and turned his life around. The relationship died, but it had nothing to do with his criminal activity or record. "We all make mistakes and are more than what we do or don't do," says Debbie Mandel, author of "Turn on Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul." "Someone who has committed a crime, paid the [...]
[2006-09-19] Russian phrase book
BASIC WORDS OSNOVNYYE SLOVA ÎÑÍÎÂÍÛÅ ÑËÎÂÀ I Ya ß We My Ìû You (singular, familiar) Ty Òû You (singular, formal) Vy Âû You (plural) Vy Âû They Oni Îíè Yes Da Äà No Nyet Íåò I don't know. Ya nye znayu ß íå çíàþ. Thank you. Spasibo. Ñïàñèáî. Thank you very much. Bolshoye spasibo. Áîëüøîå ñïàñèáî. You are welcome. Pozhalujsta. Ïîæàëóéñòà. Please. Pozhalujsta. Ïîæàëóéñòà. Excuse me. Izvinitye. Èçâèíèòå. Sorry. Izvinitye.Mnye zhal'. Èçâèíèòå.Ìíå æàëü. A little. Nyemnogo.Malo. Íåìíîãî.Ìàëî. A lot. Mnogo. Ì [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Billiards addresses
ZOLOTOY KIY (GOLDEN CUE) Billiards, American pool & snooker (180 rubles per hour). Bar offers Mexican cooking and drinks Working hours 2 pm-5 am Location 71 Izmaylovskoye Shosse, Gamma-Delta Hotel Metro Station Izmaylovsky Park Phone 1661422 Price level $$ B-69 Bowling: 16 lanes placed in a row. Working hours 7 am-11 pm Location Marco Polo Presnja Hotel, 9 Spiridonyevsky Per Metro Station Mayakovskaya Phone 2443631 Price level $$ Accepted Cards all [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Cinemas
KARO FILM Location 60A Ul. Sheremetiyevskaya, Ramstore-2 Supermarket bldg., 3rd floor Metro Station Rizhskaya, VDNKh, Novoslobodskaya Phone 9372616 Aurora Member of Imperia Kino network of movie theaters. Best Hollywood movies (dubbed into Russian) Location 154 Ul. Profsoyuznaya Metro Station Tyoply Stan Tbilisi Member of Imperia Kino network of movie theaters. Best Hollywood movies (dubbed into Russian) Location 53A Ul. Novochery [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Gay Clubs
CHANCE Male strip show 0:30-5 a.m.; underwater male ballet from 2 a.m. Show “Airborne Leather Erotica” Working hours 11 p.m.-6 a.m Location 11/15 Ul. Volochayevskaya. Metro Station PloshchadIlyicha, Rimskaya Phone 298-6247 Price level $$ Accepted Cards all TSENTRALNAYA STANTSIYA Gay club, disco Working hours 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Location 16/2 Ul. Bolshaya Tatarskaya, bldg. 2 Metro Station Novokuznetskaya Phone 959-4643 Price level $$ Accepted Cards all [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Musical Clubs
BUNKER op/rock concerts. Working hours Open 24 hrs. Location 12 Tverskaya Ul., bldg 2. Metro Station Tverskaya/Pushkinskaya/ Chekhovskaya. Phone 200-1506 Price level $$ Accepted Cards no cards RHYTHM & BLUES Club & restaurant of Russian/Ukrainian/European cuisine and rock music museum Working hours 5 p.m. until the last guest leaves Location 19 Starovagankovsky Per., bldg. 2 Metro Station Biblioteka Imeni Lenina, Arbatskaya. Phone 203-6556 Price le [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Entertainment Centres
ARBAT Casino: roulette, blackjack, poker, stud poker, progressive poker; slot machines; lotteries Working hours 24 hrs Location 21 Ul. Novy Arbat Metro Station Smolenskaya Phone 2911134 Price level $$$ Accepted Cards all DEPO 2000 Bowling, billiards and American pool. Internet club; Internet cafe. Face control. Dress code. Working hours 5 pm-5 am Location 6 Novosushchovsky Per Metro Station Novoslobodskaya, Mendeleevskaya Phone 9733656 Price level $$ [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Concert Halls
CONCERT HALLS OF THE CONSERVATORYThe Great Hall of the Conservatory, famous for its unique acoustics and one of the world’s biggest organs, hosts symphony concerts, anniversary celebrations and major musical events. Chamber music concerts in the Small and Rachmaninoff Halls. From April 1: Festival commemorating the centenary of the Great Hall. 13 Ul. Bolshaya Nikitskaya. T: 229-9401/7412/8183/7795,299-3681/3957 ( M: Okhotny Ryad. TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERT HALLConcerts of classical music. 4/31 Triumphalnaya Pl. T: [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Casinos
GOLDEN PALACE Casino, nightclub & restaurant ($$). Free beverages, buffet and taxi for players. VIP room. Private salon. Drawing for valuable prizes Working hours 24 hrs Location 15 Ul. 3rd Yamskogo Polya Metro Station Belorusskaya Phone 212-3909 Price level $$$ Accepted Cards V V Electron MC/EC DC JCB VIP NATIONAL CASINO CLUB Roulette, blackjack, poker, Oasis stud poker. Slot machines. Super lottery. VIP salon Working hours 2 pm - 6 am Location 15/1 Mokhovaya Ul., H [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Souvenirs and Collectors Items
VERNISSAGE AT IZMAYLOVOA large outdoor market with a rich selection of antique and folk art, paintings, jewelry and toys. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat&Sun till 5 p.m. 4 IzmaylovskyPr. T: 166-4118. M: Izmaylovsky Park. GZHELPorcelain, ceramics, majolica. Original and mass-produced works. China, souvenirs, decorative articles, fountains, fire places, folk art. Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 2/12 Ul. Sadovaya-Samotechnaya. T: 299-2953/1892. M: TsvetnoyBoulevard. THE WORLD OF NEW RUSSIA [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Jewelers Shops and Watches
TSENTR YUVELIR Jewelry with precious stones; bronze and stone pieces; silverware. Retail sales Working hours 10 am-8 pm Location 6 Ul. Novy Arbat Metro Station Arbatskaya Phone 2912272 Accepted Cards V, MC/EC BACCARAT Jewelry, crystal glass, tableware, and accessory furnishings Working hours 11 am-10 pm Location 8 Tretyakovsky Pr. Metro Station M: Lubyanka, Teatralnaya Phone 933-3381 Accepted Cards all cards PY [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Food Shops
PROGRESS Supermarket. Food, beverages, and household goods. Electronics, stationery, toys, gifts, cosmetics and foreign language book departments. Working hours 9 am-9 pm Location 17 Zubovsky Blvd. Metro Station Park Kultury Phone 2469078 Price level $$ Accepted Cards V, AE, MC/EC, DC SMOLENSKY Supermarket. Food, beverages, and household goods Working hours 24 hrs Location 54/2 Ul. Arbat Metro Station Smolenskaya Phone 2410761 Price level $$ Accepted [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Fashion Boutiques
GIANFRANCO FERREClothing, footwear, accessories. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.—1 Manezhnaya Pl., Okhotny Ryad Shopping Complex. T: 737-8366. M: Okhotny Ryad. Open noon-8 p.m., Sun till 6 p.m.—19 Ul Kuznetsky Most. T: 921-2973.M: Kuznetsky Most. VALENTINOClothing & accessories. (Cards: V, AE, MC/EC, DC, JCB). Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun till 8 p.m. 20 Ul. Kuznetsky Most. T: 923-7888/8814. M: KuznetskyMost. BRUNO MAGLI Men’s & women’s footwear and clothing. Working hours 11 [...]
[2006-09-19] Moscow Beauty Salons
CAMILLE ALBANE SALON Decorative and medical cosmetics. Hairdressing Working hours 10 am-10 pm Location 22 Malaya Bronnaya Ul Metro Station Pushkinskaya Phone 291-6181 Price level $$ COLUMBINEFacial and body care and improvement. Vacuum massage. Paraffin baths. Visagiste. Vitamin bar. Solarium Sunvision 340. Manicure, pedicure. Countdown. Discount card. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 7 Oktyabrskaya Ul. T: 281-0733. M: Novoslobodskaya. JACQUES DESSANGE SALON [...]
TimeGMT + 2 hours Population48 760 000 people (July 2001 est.) State symbolic Flag National Emblem The Ukrainian national emblem is a golden Trident (tryzoob), which dates back to Rjurik Dynasty, the governors of Kievan Rus. Location and boundariesUkraine is located in the central Europe at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Ukraine borders on Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus and Russia. Having the total area of 603,700, Ukraine is one of the biggest countries of Europe. The country is subdivided into 24 regions (oblasts) and t [...]
[2006-09-19] Entering and Leaving Ukraine
Upon arrival to Ukraine, you will have to go through Border and Custom's Formalities. It will save you time and energy if you follow simple recommendations below. BORDER CONTROLFor entering Ukraine, valid Ukrainian visa is required. So far, it is impossible to obtain a visa on the border, therefore it is necessary to have it in your passport by the moment of arrival to Ukraine.Having presented your passport with visa to a Border Control officer, you will receive an immigration card - authorization for temporary stay in the country. This card will have your personal information, such as your [...]
[2006-09-19] Ukraine Hotels: What to Expect
Hotels quality and standards in Ukraine vary widely through the country and differ from European system of standards, in which one knows for sure what to expect from a 2 or 4-star hotel. To help you finding a hotel meeting your expectations, we have made this page. It gives a general idea of what can be expected from accommodation in Ukraine, what problems might be encountered and some country relevant criteria for making a choice on accommodation. No hotel in Ukraine has guaranteed on-line booking system. It is technically not supported by hotels in Ukraine, no matter how good hotel is. Any [...]
[2006-09-19] Ukraine Transportation System
Majority of big cities in Ukraine has air connection with Kiev. Tickets for domestic flights for non-Ukrainians might be more expensive than for Ukrainians. Best air connection with other countries goes via Kiev. Some domestic flights are not very reliable in terms of schedule - it is a good idea to make sure that the flight you have chosen is made on regular basis. Please, note most domestic air tickets can be obtained in Ukraine only. Extensive network of railroad connects Ukraine with many European and Asian countries. Trains are cheap though slow and not very comfortable. First class c [...]
[2006-09-19] Ukrainian ferry lines
For serving you better, now we book international ferry tickets for trips Odessa-Istanbul and Odessa-Varna. These ferry tickets can be booked mostly in Ukraine and are the only outbound destinations which can be purchased via Unipress. To book the ferry tickets, please, complete the booking form for the corresponding destination. Within 24 hours (if not on a week-end or holidays) from the moment your request for booking is submitted, we will confirm the availability and send you the proforma invoice and credit card payment details. For booking confirmation, please, allow 2 business days f [...]
[2006-09-19] Communications in Ukraine
Telephone Ukrainian telephone network stayed practically undeveloped till recently. The situation is being changed within last years and old equipment has been updated. The results are noticeable in big cities and their suburbia, where new digital telephone exchanges have appeared. At the same time, the part of old equipment remains non-upgraded and quality of the connection can vary very much. In little towns and countryside the connection can be very poor. Some villages might have only one telephone to serve the whole built-up area. Here is some information as to Ukrainian phone price-ra [...]
[2006-09-19] Money in Ukraine
The Ukrainian national currency is Hryvna (UAH). One hryvna = 100 kopecks. Yet convertible, Hryvna is a rather unstable currency. Money can be exchanged at banks, exchange desks at hotels, shops or licensed exchange windows. Passport is not required for exchange operations. Exchange rate might differ from the official NBU rate. USD and EURO are the most popular currencies in exchange booths. Other currencies are more difficult to exchange and have lower rates due to minor circulation in Ukraine. VISA, MasterCard / EuroCard are accepted in major hotels, restaurants, casinos, stores, ATM [...]
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