KIEV， Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Taras Kutovyi and his Lithuanian counterpart Bronius Markauskas held talks， pledging to strengthen cooperation in the agricultural sector between their countries， the Ukrainian Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.
Speaking after the negotiations， which were held during the International agriculture summit in Berlin， Kutovyi said Ukraine is interested in expanding cooperation with Lithuania in such areas as food safety and organic production.
For his part， Markauskas said Lithuania stands ready to share its experience with Ukraine in introducing European norms and standards in its farm sector.
Besides， the parties have agreed to further promote their cooperation in the small farming development， veterinary sector， fishing industry and agricultural science.
Ukraine strives to strengthen its agricultural cooperation with the European Union countries and to align its food safety standards with the European norms in an attempt to boost the trade with the 28-member block.
Despite the free trade deal， which came into effect last year， the trade in farm goods between Ukraine and Lithuania in January-November 2016 was down by 9.8 percent year-on-year to 88.6 million U.S. dollars.
Ukraine's exports to Lithuania are led by sunflower oil， food waste， fruits and nuts， while imports are dominated by fish products.
SYDNEY， July 29 (Xinhua) -- The southern hemisphere's largest recreational boat show has kicked off in Australia.
More than 220 exhibitors are showing their wares at the Sydney International Boat Show on Friday， including more than 145 boats in a purpose built marina on Darling Harbor， and a further 700 boat hulls in an undercover exhibition space.
The eye catcher of the event， however， is arguably the Ferretti 881 Hardtop super yacht valued at 11.8 million Australian dollars (8.85 million U.S. dollars)， a boat more accustomed to the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera.
The annual event that began in 1968 will run until August 1.
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, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- "Shirtfront" has been named Australia's 2014 word of the year, the Australian National University announced on Wednesday on behalf of the Australian National Dictionary Center.
The center, based at the university nike air max 2017 wit dames
, selected shirtfront after the word rose to prominence after Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised to "shirtfront" Russian President Vladimir Putin over the down of the Malaysian airline MH17 over Ukraine.
According to the center, shirtfront is a verb chiefly used in Australian rules football, meaning to deliver an aggressive front- on bump to an opponent nike air max 2017 wit
, or a verb figuratively used to mean to challenge or confront (a person).
It was chosen from a shortlist including the terms, "Team Australia," "man-bun nike air max 2017 roze paars
," "Ned Kelly beard," and "coward punch."
"'Shirtfront' was little known outside of its sporting context, as a type of hip and shoulder bump of an opponent in Australian rules football nike air max 2017 roze
, and in Rugby where it refers to grabbing an opponent's jersey," Australian National Dictionary Center Director Dr Amanda Laugesen said.
The figurative use has been around for some years, however. Abbott's threat to shirtfront Putin nike air max 2017 zwart dames
, and the word itself, was widely discussed and satirized in the Australian and international media.
"After the G20 summit in Brisbane, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi both used the term in jest in their speeches to the Australian Parliament nike air max 2017 zwart
," she said.
"Whether the figurative use of the term remains in popular use will be interesting to see."
Laugesen said the Abbott government also contributed "Team Australia" to the lexicon as well as a number of other terms that didn't make the shortlist, including "budget emergency" and " lifters and leaners."
Social and cultural trends over 2014 saw the development of the "man-bun," a hairstyle worn by a man where hair is drawn into a coil at the back of the head.
"The style became popular among young urban men and hipsters and celebrities such as Chris Hemsworth and Harry Styles goedkope air max 2017 nederland
," she said.
The "Ned Kelly beard," a full beard sported by many young men is a beard reminiscent of that worn by bushranger Ned Kelly.
"Coward punch," a knockout punch or blow delivered from behind nike air max 2017 nederland
, had significant prominence early in the year after a series of tragic incidents.
"There was a campaign to replace the Australian English term king-hit with a term considered to better suggest the cowardly nature of the attack," Laugesen said.
"Whether 'coward punch' successfully replaces king-hit in Australian English remains to be seen."
Laugesen said this year was unusual in that people did not see many new technology or social media words rise to significant prominence in Australia, although terms such as "metadata" and " data retention" increased in exposure and public debate.
BERLIN， Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The consumer prices in Germany rose by 0.5 percent in 2016 on an annual average year on year， official data showed on Wednesday.
The prices of energy and foods were more expensive. In December alone， energy prices caused inflation rate to jump to 1.7 percent compared with that in December 2015， the federal statistical office Destatis reported.
Destatis pointed out in the report that from January to November the inflation rates were all below 1 percent， while the inflation rate in December reached the highest level since that in July 2013.
Food prices， which increased by 0.8 percent in 2016 year on year， had an upward effect on prices as a whole on an annual average， Destatis added.
In addition， the consumer price index in December 2016 rose markedly by 0.7 percent compared with the previous month.
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