Promontory, northern Russia. It separates the White and Barents seas; it occupies 40,000 sq mi (100,000 sq km) and extends across the Arctic Circle. It consists of rock more than 570 million years old. The winter climate is severe; the largest town is the ice-free port of Murmansk on the northern coast. It has the world's largest deposits of apatite, used for fertilizer production
or cola nut Caffeine-containing nut of two evergreen trees (Cola acuminata and C. nitida) of the cocoa family (Sterculiaceae), native to tropical Africa and cultivated extensively in the New World tropics. The trees grow to 60 ft (18.3 m) in height and have oblong leathery leaves, yellow flowers, and star-shaped fruit. The nut has been used in medicines and in soft drinks, though American "colas" today instead use synthetic flavorings that mimic its taste. Kola nuts are also used where grown as a medium of exchange or are chewed to diminish sensations of hunger and fatigue, to aid digestion, and to combat intoxication, hangover, and diarrhea
Cost of Living Adjustment Federal retirees receive a COLA adjustment annually to their retirement benefit, which reflects the change in the cost of living based on the rate of inflation This is different than the annual pay adjustment employees usually receive in January A retiree's COLA is measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) (a market basket of goods and services) from one year to the next Therefore, retirees receive COLAs on their retirement benefits, and employees receive basic pay increases and locality adjustments on their salary based on a Congressionally approved amount
As a way to keep up with inflation, a COLA can be added to a structured settlement This allows the benefit payouts to increase at a specified rate If a payment design is quoted as "$1,000 payable monthly for 20 years, compounding annually at 3%", this means that in year one the payments will be $1,000 per month In year two, the payments will reflect a single rise by 3% so they will be $1,030 per month, in year three another 3% increase will take place and the payments will be $1,060 90 for the next 12 months, and so on
Cola is a sweet brown non-alcoholic fizzy drink. a can of cola. cost-of-living adjustment. Cost of Living Adjustment in the US, an increase to people's wages or Social Security and Welfare payments to prevent them being affected by inflation (=the gradual rise in the price of goods etc). a brown sweet soft drink or a bottle, can, or glass of this drink (Coca-Cola). Coca Cola Co. Cola di Rienzo Cola dynasty cola nut
In PERS Plan 2 and the Defined Benefit portion of PERS Plan 3, on July 1 of every year following the first full year of retirement, the monthly benefit is adjusted by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U, Seattle), to a maximum of 3 percent per year
The kola nut (cola nut) is the edible seed of several species of tropical trees of the Cola genus native to Africa (especially Cola acuminata and Cola nitada). They are cultivated today in both Africa and the American tropics, where they are chewed to retard fatigue and hunger. Kola nuts have a bitter initial taste, then sweet, and also sweeten any food or drink taken immediately afterward. Kola nuts contain caffeine and theobromine and are famous for their use in 'Cola' soft drinks. Many soft drink manufacturers now use synthetic chemicals that resemble the flavor of kola nuts
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