first_img– as Police investigate suspected murder/suicide at WilliamsburgThe lifeless body of Indrawattie Totaram was discovered by a relative lying in a pool of blood on a bed in her Third Street, Williamsburg Corentyne home on Sunday at about 19:00h. There appeared to be several chop wounds about the body; while her husband, Krisha Latchman, was discovered hanging from a rafter in the same bedroom.Details are so far sketchy, but this publication understands that the discovery was made by a relative of the now dead woman after several calls to her cellular phone went unanswered.Guyana Times understands that the couple had lived together for several years; and while neighbours have reported that they did not hear any unusual sounds coming from the home, they confirmed that the couple would frequently go out and consume alcohol together.According to reports, after calls to the woman’s phone had gone unanswered, a relative visited the Williamsburg home where the gruesome discovery was made.The police were contacted, and an investigation has been launched. (More details in a follow-up report)last_img read more

Winter Meetings wrap up: Bumgarner at first base?

first_imgLAS VEGAS–The Winter Meetings are billed as the ultimate destination for baseball’s deal-makers, a hub where executives and agents lock themselves in hotel rooms late into the night to negotiate, strategize and take care of business.The reality, however, is far different from the public perception.If you’re the type that enjoys exchanging pleasantries, shaking hands and discussing over-priced restaurant options, the lobby of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino was the place to be this week.The …last_img read more

Chinese retaliation hits agriculture due to Trump imposed tariffs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest China announced that it is placing pork on a list of U.S. products that could be subject to increased import duties — cause for great concern in the pork industry. The National Pork Producers Council warned that possible Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork could have a significant negative impact on rural America. China has indicated it will impose the duties in response to U.S. tariffs and restrictions being placed on a host of Chinese goods.“We sell a lot of pork to China, so higher tariffs on our exports going there will harm our producers and undermine the rural economy,” said NPPC President Jim Heimerl, a pork producer from Johnstown, Ohio. “No one wins in these tit-for-tat trade disputes, least of all the farmers and the consumers.”Last year, the U.S. pork industry exported $1.1 billion of product to China, making that country the No. 2 value market for U.S. pork.Many economists, including Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, have cautioned that tariffs on U.S. agricultural products could disrupt exports to China. Lost sales would have severe economic consequences for America’s farmers, who shipped nearly $20 billion of goods to the Asian nation in 2017.The U.S. restrictions on Chinese imports come after an inquiry by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) into China’s practices related to technology transfer, licensing and intellectual property rights. USTR’s Section 301 – of the 1974 Trade Act – investigation determined that U.S. companies have lost billions of dollars from being forced by China to disclose intellectual property and to transfer technology.“When it comes to trade, we expect all countries to follow international rules and to trade fairly,” Heimerl said. “We also expect all countries to resolve trade disputes in a way that doesn’t harm businesses, farmers and consumers.”National Farmers Union (NFU) supports aggressive efforts to fight unfair trade practices, but lamented the administration’s apparent lack of a plan to safeguard the interests of family farmers.“Our trade agenda for the past 30 years has been to promote free trade at all costs, ignoring countries cheating on intellectual property rights and currency manipulation. While we’re appreciative of the administration’s focus on creating fair trade between the U.S. and our trading partners, their ‘bull in a china shop’ approach to fixing our trade woes is dangerous,” saidRoger Johnson, NFU president. “Family farmers and ranchers are always the first to be hit by retaliatory tariffs, and in the case of China, significant exports markets are likely to be the first casualty. NFU is very concerned about the effects that China’s proposed retaliatory efforts would have on all agricultural products, particularly given our already burdensome inventories of grains. The President must have a plan in place to protect family farmers before seeking to remedy unfair trade practices.”last_img read more

Does Your Startup Need a Lawyer?

first_imgDoes your startup need a lawyer? I can’t legally answer that question, of course. My background is in folklore and literature, so when it comes to lawyers I’m able to quote Shakepeare’s Henry VI or reference Madame Bovary, and that’s about it.Laugh all you want at my background, but I would wager a lot of first-time entrepreneurs aren’t certain of the answer to whether or not they need a lawyer either. So I called one – Katherine Moyer, an attorney who specializes in startups at Endeavor Law GroupWhen1. Forming a business entity2. Drawing up employee contracts and documentation (including internship agreements)3. Addressing compensation with equity4. Securing trademark and other applicable IP protections5. Drawing up contracts for strategic relations (vendors, key clients, consultants)6. Formalizing investor agreements7. Selling your businessThe thought of facing all these legal bills is pretty overwhelming. And that’s part of the reason why you want to find a good attorney, preferably one with knowledge of the intricacies of tech startups (Their advice and expertise might be different, for example, than a lawyer who specializes in setting up family businesses). In order to stretch your budget for legal fees, Moyer recommends getting quotes and estimates from lawyers. She also encourages you to talk frankly with your lawyer about your needs, and to be able to discuss with them, referring to the list above “whether it’s alright to just do 1 and 6 now.” But cost shouldn’t be the only factor in mind as you select legal counsel, because as the word “counsel” suggests, you do want good want good advice.Of course, that’s easier said than done. (See Scott Walker‘s “Top 10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Hate Lawyers.”) On Thursday, entrepreneur and professor Steve Blank wrote an explanation of “Why Lawyers Don’t Run Startups.” As with most things you’ll find online about entrepreneurs and attorneys, it’s a cautionary tale, one of a lawyer nearly ruining one of his business deals. Blank offers the following lessons learned:1. Lawyers provide a service; they are not running your company.2. If you find a lawyer who talks about solutions not problems, hold on to them.3. In every company that gives you a contract there’s someone who wants a deal. When you run into contract issues, call them first for advice.4. Recognize whether you have a legal problem or strategy problem.5. The web has great blogs by lawyers who get it. Read them.Blank urges entrepreneurs to get a good lawyer but then “to know how to ask for [a lawyer’s’] advice and when to ignore it.” Thankfully there are a lot of legal resources out there to help you learn to do that. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#How To#start Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

a month agoLampard delighted with response of fans to Chelsea youngsters

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lampard delighted with response of fans to Chelsea youngstersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with the response of the support to his young players.Lampard has reiterated that his young Chelsea side are taking positive steps forward and this has been highlighted in the past two performances at Stamford Bridge. The Blues lost to Liverpool before thrashing Grimsby in the League Cup.”I was happy because I think everyone in the stadium had the same feeling,” said Lampard.”Fans will always react to desire, fight and work ethic, and we were showing those things. They want to see players who give everything and want to play for this club. The young players have definitely brought a different dimension as well and there’s no doubt the fans are loving seeing them come through.” last_img read more

Wrestling No 2 Ohio State defeats No 4 Michigan 1815 but Kyle

Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder stands during the national anthem prior to the the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team (13-1, 8-1 Big Ten) beat No. 4 Michigan (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) 18-15 Sunday evening in a closely contested dual meet, despite senior heavyweight Kyle Snyder losing his first collegiate match since 2015. Snyder dropped his first match of the season 3-1 against No. 2 Adam Coon, who is listed at 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, 7 inches and 60 pounds larger than Snyder. The physical mismatch made this match interesting leading into tonight, but Coon stunned many by beating the Olympic gold medalist. Snyder had not lost in college since Iowa State’s Kyven Gadson beat him in the 2015 NCAA final at 197 pounds.In the third period of No. 3 Bo Jordan’s match against No. 6 Myles Amine at 174 pounds, he took the lead with a takedown, and gained the riding time advantage point after preventing Amine from escaping. Eventually, a stalemate was called before Amine got the escape. Jordan led 5-4, essentially because of riding time.As the clock wound down, Amine needed a two-point takedown to win, and he got it in the final seconds. Initially, the referee did not award any points, but Amine found the correct positioning for the takedown before the clock hit zero. This moment gave Michigan their first lead of the meet, 12-11, with three bouts remaining.Michigan remained close with the Buckeyes, but Ohio State received solid performances from two of its highly ranked heavyweights. Ohio State’s No. 2 Myles Martin won 5-3 against No. 5 Domemic Abounader.The Buckeyes’ No. 1 Kollin Moore bounced back after his first loss of the season against Penn State with a major decision win against No. 12 Kevin Beazley 17-6 at 197 pounds. Moore registered two takedowns late in the first period to take control, and dominated in the second and third with Beazley losing energy. Another undefeated Buckeye went down when No. 5 Stevan Micic upset No. 2 Luke Pletcher 11-4 at 133 pounds. Pletcher is now 22-1.Michigan’s No. 9 Logan Massa beat No. 14 Te’Shan Campbell 6-2 at 165 pounds to hand Campbell his sixth-straight loss. His last win was 8-2 against Maryland’s Brendan Burnham on Jan. 5.Ohio State’s No. 5 Micah Jordan also lost, falling 12-7 to No. 7 Alec Pantaleo in an evenly matched bout. No. 4 Nathan Tomasello won via technical fall against Michigan’s No. 9 Drew Mattin 20-5. Ohio State’s No. 7 Joey McKenna beat Sal Profaci 6-2 at 141 pounds in the only match in which both wrestlers weren’t ranked. Buckeyes’ No. 6 Ke-Shawn Hayes won 9-2 against No. 18 Malik Amine.Ohio State’s next meet will take place on Feb. 18 at No. 6 North Carolina State in Raleigh, North Carolina. read more

Guardiola impressed by Wolves

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola was left impressed by what he saw from Wolverhampton Wanderers last seasonNuno Espírito Santo’s side finished nine points above their nearest challengers at the top of the English Championship table last season on their way to securing promotion back to the Premier League.Wolves even held City to a goalless draw in the EFL Cup before yielding on penalties.The Wanderers are now set to meet City for the first time since being promoted later today and Guardiola feels that his side must be ready for Wolves’ attacking threat.“Wolves destroyed the Championship,” said the Catalan, according to Birmingham Mail.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“They had an incredible season. They play attractive football and attack with good players.“We knew how tough it would be last season in the Carabao Cup and it was.”Being back in the big time has not got off to the smoothest of starts for Wolves with just one point from their first two games.Meanwhile, City have won both of their matches and sit at the top of the league table after thrashing Huddersfield Town 6-1 last weekend.last_img read more

Bond Proposal For Field House Will Go To The Voters

first_imgThe final design for the Field House includes a 42,600 square foot metal frame building including a turf field and elevated walking/jogging track. The building would be adjacent and connected to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. This would increase the city’s sale tax rate from 3% to 3.5%. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council approved an ordinance at their meeting on Wednesday that will ask the voters if the city should borrow $10 million in a bond to build a proposed field house and increase the city’s sales tax by a half percent to cover the debt service on the 10-year bond. The total estimated cost of the project is $11.8 million dollars. The administration recommended that $10 million be financed through debt of a general obligation bond, with the remaining covered by grants, support from various foundations, and private donations. The question will go before the voters in a special election on March 5, 2019, for a 0.5% increase in the city’s year-round sales tax rate implemented for the 10-year life of the bond.last_img read more

Teslas Chinesebuilt Model 3 could cost almost 10000 less than imported versions

first_img Tesla,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Car Industry 50 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Five real reasons people are buying Teslas Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 49 Photos 68 Photos Comments 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 71 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 5 General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Tags More From Roadshow 26 Photos 81 Photos 18 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 10 Photos Tesla 3:32 Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Share your voice 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Enlarge ImageChinese-produced Model 3s could be significantly cheaper to buy in that country than their California tent-built siblings. Elon Musk via Twitter In the past, Teslas that have been imported into China for sale there have been expensive. Like, shockingly expensive — pardon the terrible pun — relative to their prices in the US, thanks to various import tariffs and taxes. That has affected sales for the brand in the world’s largest car market.Now though, Tesla is getting closer than ever to having its Chinese Gigafactory up and running, and once Model 3s start rolling off the line there, the pricing game could change dramatically, as could the brand’s sales. But how much will a Chinese-built Model 3 cost if you live in the Middle Kingdom?According to a report published on Monday by Bloomberg, we might be close to having a definitive answer to that question. Estimates currently put the base price for a Chinese-built Tesla at 300,000 Yuan, or around $43,400 before EV subsidies, and that’s pretty damned reasonable, considering that the current cheapest imported Model 3 is listed at 377,000 Yuan (or $54,555).Tesla is planning on making an announcement about its future Chinese-produced cars on May 31, though it’s unclear if the pricing of those cars will be among the items discussed.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment. Share your voice 69 Photos 12 Photos Tags GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 52 Photos Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 3 Comments 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Car Industry Electric Cars Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois.last_img read more

Five things to know as Ukraine goes on polls Sunday

first_imgA volunteer holds electoral materials in support of the Servant of the People party led by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy during an event ahead of the parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine on 18 July 2019. Photo: ReutersUkrainians go to the polls on Sunday, with president Volodymyr Zelensky’s party “Servant of the People” set to win the biggest share of votes in the ex-Soviet country’s early parliamentary election.Here are five facts about the country that in recent years has been shaken by uprisings, war and loss of territory.Russia ties “Ukraine” literally means “on the edge” and its history has been closely tied to that of its giant neighbour, Russia.Modern-day Russia and Ukraine are thought to both trace their origins to the ancient state of Kievan Rus, which at its height stretched from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea.Much of what is now Ukraine was part of the Tsarist Russian empire although the western regions belonged at different times to various neighbours, including the Austro-Hungarian Empire.The country later became part of the USSR. In the early decades of Soviet rule it suffered during a devastating famine known as the Holodomor caused by Joseph Stalin’s policies.Tensions between Kiev and Moscow have flared in the decades following the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.After a pro-Western popular uprising led to the ouster of Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula and supported separatists in the east of Ukraine.The conflict has so far cost around 13,000 lives.Economic troubleWith the start of the 2014 crisis, the Ukrainian economy went into freefall. That year, GDP dropped by more than six per cent, and the following year it fell almost 10 per cent. In 2015, inflation hit more than 40 per cent.The economy has since shown some signs of recovery but the country of 45 million people remains one of the poorest in Europe.An average monthly salary is $395 (350 euros).The country relies on transit fees for Russian gas towards Europe and Kiev has expressed concern it will be bypassed by new Russian energy projects.During disputes in 2006 and 2009, Moscow cut supplies to Ukraine during the winter, sparking knock-on shortages in Europe.- Corruption -Corruption is endemic in Ukraine and the Servant of the People” party says its primary task after the elections is to finally defeat it.Transparency International puts Ukraine at 120 out of 180 countries in a ranking of public perception of corruption — better than its 2014 rating of 142, but well below its EU neighbours.According to a Gallup poll, just nine percent of Ukrainians have confidence in their government, the lowest in the world.There is public frustration at what is seen as an out-of-touch, corrupt political elite — which explains the meteoric rise of Zelensky and his party.Anti-corruption campaigners regularly suffer physical attacks. Activists say they have recorded around 100 such attacks over the past four years.Chernobyl The world’s worst nuclear accident took place in Ukraine on 26 April 1986, at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.Thirty people were killed in an explosion and many hundreds died of related illnesses, though the exact figure remains disputed. Soviet authorities initially tried to cover up and then play down the disaster.Eventually 350,000 people were evacuated from within a 30-kilometre (19-mile) radius around the plant, an exclusion zone that remains uninhabited, apart from some 150 elderly residents who returned despite an official ban.Authorities now say it will only be safe for humans to live there again in 24,000 years.In recent years the site has become a tourist attraction, with the success of HBO’s mini-series “Chernobyl” boosting the tourism industry even more.- Borscht and Chicken Kiev -While some in the West think of borscht as synonymous with Russian cuisine, Ukraine claims the beetroot-based soup with cabbage as part of its national heritage dating back to the 14th century.A number of other dishes are contested by Russia and Ukraine, including Chicken Kiev. Some versions of its history attribute the invention of the dish to a Russian chef.last_img read more