UN releases firstever guidance to improve use of medicines for children

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) issued today its first-ever guidance on how to use more than 240 essential medicines for treatment of children aged 12 and below.“To be effective, medicines must be carefully chosen and the dose adjusted to suit the age, weight and needs of children,” said Hans Hogerzeil, director of essential medicines and pharmaceutical policies at WHO . “Without a global guide, many health-care professionals have had to prescribe medicines based on very limited evidence.”Some countries have developed their own formularies, but this is the first comprehensive guide for medicines used around the world.The WHO Model Formulary for Children provides standardized information on the recommended use, dosage, adverse effects and possible complications for medicines taken together.For example, the formulary lists the pain treatment drug ibuprofen can have negative interactions when taken with any one of 21 listed medicines, and should only be given with or after food. The new formulary is based on information from around the world as to which medicines should be used to treat specific conditions, how they should be administered and in what dose. Accurate dosing of medicines for use in children is essential, particularly those below 12 months, where a dosing error can have devastating results, WHO warned.During the development of the formulary, WHO said it noted a number of areas where more research is needed, such as child appropriate antibiotics to treat pneumonia and specific medicines for neonatal care.WHO also noted the need to review cases where several drugs are combined in one pill, such as for treatment of malaria or HIV. One anti-malarial and two antiretroviral drugs to treat children with HIV are currently on the market. 18 June 2010The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) issued today its first-ever guidance on how to use more than 240 essential medicines for treatment of children aged 12 and below. read more

Committee to report on progress of action plan on human rights

A committee is to be appointed to report on the progress of implementing the national action plan on human rights.Cabinet spokesman Gayantha Karunatillake said that the action plan prepared under the guidance of the cabinet of Ministers was presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. Karunatillake told reporters today that a committee of officials will be appointed to report on the progress of the implementation of the action plan and an inter-minister meeting will be called up to review its progress. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Home sales edged up 03 per cent in June Toronto and Montreal

The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in June edged higher compared with a year ago, as gains in Greater Toronto and Montreal offset declines in B.C.The association says sales through its Multiple Listing Service last month were up 0.3 per cent compared with June 2018.On a month-over-month basis, home sales were up 0.2 per cent in June.The increase in the number of homes sold came as the number of newly listed homes edged up 0.8 per cent in June.CREA says stable sales and a slight increase in new listings caused the national sales-to-new listings ratio to ease to 57.1 per cent in June from 57.7 per cent in May.The national average price for a home sold in June was just under $505,500, up 1.7 per cent from the same month last year. read more

Man finally granted divorce after ticking wrong box on court form and

The paperwork subsequently crossed the desks of two judges who had also failed to notice the error.By that stage the man had remarried his new Brazilian wife in South America in January 2015. His ex-wife also went on to marry a Brazilian two-years-later.In a statement before the court, the man’s first wife said that she married her second husband “in good faith” in Brazil and before God and their families. “the idea that I have committed bigamy is convulsing and my mental health is now being affected …“If it indeed the case that my former husband and I are not divorced that means I am a bigamist [Bigamy is illegal in Brazil] irrespective if it was a legal oversight, and I can be arrested, detained and prosecuted if I try to annul the divorce.”Sir James said that if the man had not made the original mistake “there would never have been any problem”. “But that is wholly beside the point,” and ”the real, primary, cause was the errors of the court [and] of the judges”.He continued by saying that “the parties were innocent [were] victims of failure by the court itself”, that their subsequent marriages were entered into “in complete good faith and in reliance upon the court’s own orders”. Regarding their fears of bigamy, Sir James concluded that: “when the entire problem derives from the fact that a cross was placed in the wrong box”[…]  “surely the modern judicial conscience would revolt if compelled to come to such a conclusion. Sir James Munby upheld the man’s divorce from his first wifeCredit:BRIAN SMITH /BRIAN SMITH  Sir James Munby upheld the man's divorce from his first wife After finally deciding to part ways with his wife, a jubilant husband ticked the official form, left the court and most probably went to celebrate in the pub.His dismay, however, can only be imagined when he discovered years later – and after marrying his new Brazilian wife – that he had put a cross in the wrong box on the form. He was still legally married.Despite the legal blunder and fears of committing bigamy, on Friday the man, who has not been identified, won a legal fight to uphold the validity of his divorce.The man filled in the form in June 2013 and explained in the form how he had married in September 2011 however he also mistakenly ticked a box saying he and his wife had not lived apart for two years.Sir James Munby, a senior judge who analysed the case at a recent family court hearing in London, suggested that judges and staff who checked the form should have spotted the error.He said the mistake had eventually been picked up by a member of staff at Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service in central London more than three years after the form was submitted and that the former couple had been “innocent victims of serious mistakes” by court staff and judges. The former President of the Family Division of the High Court said the man had submitted his divorce petition at a county court in Willesden, north-west London. However court staff had not spotted the mistake when the form was filed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He outlined his decision in a written ruling published yesterday and has not named the parties. read more

Fianna Fáil says government needs to intervene in Lufthansa Technik closure

first_imgHe concluded that contact should be made with management immediately and that every support should be given to the workers.Read: “You could hear a pin drop” – 400 jobs at risk at Lufthansa Technik in Dublin> FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT today that 400 jobs are at risk due to Lufthansa Technik considering closure, Fianna Fáil said it is time the government intervened.The firm has a jet engine overhaul facility at Rathcoole in Dublin which employs 400 people. Today Lufthansa said it will consult with employee representatives and begin immediate negotiations with trade unions.Aviation sectorFianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary said the Irish aviation sector cannot afford to lose 400 jobs and said the government “has a duty to intervene and explore all options for preserving the future of aircraft maintenance in Ireland”.Calleary said that just yesterday, Enda Kenny was announcing hundreds of new airline jobs with Michael O’Leary as a result of the Ryanair expansion.“At a time when the airline industry in Ireland is growing significantly, it’s difficult to understand how Dublin can be at risk of losing its position as a base for aircraft maintenance,” he said.He added:I am asking the Taoiseach and the Jobs Minister Richard Bruton to put the same energy into saving Irish jobs at Lufthansa Technik as they put into jobs announcements.This is not just about one company leaving the Irish market – it’s about the risk that Ireland could lose its aircraft maintenance  sector entirely, despite the fact that we have a strong skills base here.last_img read more

Toshiba announces 1mmthick 7inch LCD touchscreen

first_imgThe Toshiba Mobile Display division has come up with an integrated touch panel that’s only as thick as a dime. The company has developed a 7-inch LCD panel that’s just 1mm thick.The low temperature poly-silicone (LTPS) thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) is less than half as thick as a conventional LCD touchscreen. Toshiba said the technology, compared to conventional LCDs that require an extra touch panel layer to be applied, provides a better picture, and is 57 percent less thick, 48 percent lighter at 225 grams, and has a 10 percent less surface reflection ratio.This is good news for manufacturers since they won’t have to go through the process of adding a touch panel to the LCD. Toshiba is marketing this as a technology to use for vehicle mounts, and for industrial applications.Toshiba said its smaller size “enables the design of more compact products for mobile applications.” It also reduces the impact on the environment by saving power.The LCD can be seen first at the SID 2011 International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition taking place in Los Angeles next month. If it lives up to the hype we don’t expect this display just to be used in vehicles or industrial settings. Thinner screens are desirable for both smartphone and tablet devices, and a 7-inch screen makes it perfect for tablets.Read more at Toshiba, via Engadgetlast_img read more

Consular services to be improved

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Determined to improve the services of the Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne is recently appointed Consul General, Ms Christina Simantiraki. ‘Improving consular services will be my main focus,’ she told Neos Kosmos. ‘In that way, the confidence that Greek citizens have in the Consulate and in the Greek state which we represent will also improve and strengthen.” However, as Ms Simantiraki emphasised, the improvement would be “to the extent possible and with the means at our disposal”.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, the Consul General in Melbourne revealed that amongst her main priorities will be the improvement of the Consulate website. “We want all the information both in Greek and English to be available on the website, providing valid information to our expatriates. They will not need to call or visit the Consulate and will thus avoid lengthy procedures. We also hope to provide special forms on the website, to be downloaded and filled out, depending on the nature of the enquiry.”For all of the above measures to take place, the new Consul General admitted that the Consulate needs staff. “Due to the closure of the French consulate, foreigners who want to visit France must get their visas from the Greek Consulate. And with the reduced staff there is a problem as Greece, due to the well known economic situation, has cut staff transfers greatly. We hope, however, that we will have some progress.” Ms Simantiraki also revealed that the Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne has a significant income, for services provided to the public. Another issue the Consulate is dealing with is the call center that, as the new Consul admits, “has limited potential.”“We ask for understanding, but also for the cooperation of the public. Let us not leave everything to the last minute,” she said. Ms Simantiraki didn’t hide her optimism that the Working Holiday Visa Agreement (sub class 462) between Greece and Australia is to be signed.“From the Greek side, the work have been completed and some announcements will be made very soon,” she said.Moreover, during her term of office in Melbourne, she is determined to highlight the modern face of Greece to the younger generations of Greek Australians. Furthermore, she wants to highlight the potential of Greece on an economic, cultural and tourist player.When asked about her first impressions from the Greek Australian community, Ms Simantiraki states her very positive first thoughts and how impressed she is already by the strength of the community. At a time when Greece is experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis, adversely commented upon in diaspora is the residence of Greek diplomats in opulent homes, both in Melbourne and Sydney. About her own residence, Ms Simantiraki told Neos Kosmos:“In a month I will move near the Consulate General and the cost of my home will be tailored to the spirit of the times”last_img read more

Crews put out kitchen fire at Weston apartment

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Firefighters put out fierce flames in Weston after, officials said, a fire sparked in the kitchen of an apartment.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews responded to the burning unit along Blatt Boulevard, Sunday afternoon.Crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.No injuries were reported.Investigators said an electrical issue may have ignited the fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Remember When Marc Anthonys I Need To Know Nets Latin GRAMMY

first_img Remembering The Latin Pop Explosion Of 1999 Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Gilberto Santa RosaPhoto: WireImage.com Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards MelendiPhoto: Getty Images 7 First-Time Latin GRAMMY Nominees Prev Next Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read SelenaPhoto: Pam Francis/Getty Images For The Record: Shakira Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com For The Record: Shakira Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination Selena’s Legacy Lives On ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY Calle 13 Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Twitter Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination Selena’s Legacy Lives On Facebook Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination The result of Marc Anthony was not only his first Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 hit, “I Need To Know,” but it also landed the singer his first-ever Latin GRAMMY Award, and the distinction of earning the very first Latin GRAMMY for Song Of The Year in 2000 for the Spanish version of the catchy tune, “Dímelo.”Anthony has gone on to win an additional four Latin GRAMMYs and two GRAMMY Awards. In 2016 he was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year for his outstanding achievements as an artist and for his philanthropic work. Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/WireImage.com Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners Flashback: Juanes’ First Latin GRAMMY Win Danay Suarez, Vicente García and Sofía ReyesPhotos: WireImage.com/Getty Images Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com Flashback: “Macarena” Madness In 1996 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll Do You Want To Know More About The Latin GRAMMYs? 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Caulfield/WireImage.com 7 American Artists Who Recorded En Español Singer/songwriter takes home the first Latin GRAMMY ever awarded for Song Of The YearRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 24, 2017 – 9:00 am Thanks to the crossover popularity of Latin artists such as Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira in the late ’90s, salsa master Marc Anthony was soon to join the Latin hot flash with his first English crossover album, which was self-titled. Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/Getty Images Who Are The Top Latin GRAMMY Winners? Enrique IglesiasPhoto: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards Alejandro SanzPhoto: WireImage.com For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY SelenaPhoto: Pam Francis/Getty Images Playlist: Alejandro Sanz In 13 Songs For The Record: Calle 13 For The Record: Carlos Santana NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 10, 2015 – 4:37 pm Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony on the red carpet Listen: 5 Singer/Songwriter Latin GRAMMY Winners For The Record: Carlos Santana Natalia Lafourcade, Residente, Mon LafertePhotos: WireImage.com Who Are The Top Latin GRAMMY Winners? 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Caulfield/WireImage.com Flashback: Selena’s First GRAMMY Win For The Record: Juan Gabriel Jenni Rivera: La Diva De La Banda Forever Flashback: Jenni Rivera Goes Mariachi For The Record: Calle 13 For The Record: Calle 13 Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs ResidentePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images 7 American Artists Who Recorded En Español Calle 13 Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com ShakiraPhoto: WireImage.com 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read News 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Record Of The Year Poll Remember When? Marc Anthony’s “I Need To Know” Nets Latin GRAMMY Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll Flashback: Selena’s First GRAMMY Win Remembering The Latin Pop Explosion Of 1999 Jenni RiveraPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Manuel MedranoPhoto: GV Cruz/Getty Images Playlist: Alejandro Sanz In 13 Songs Flashback: Jenni Rivera Goes Mariachi 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Record Of The Year Poll Selena’s Legacy Lives On 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners Flashback: “Macarena” Madness In 1996 JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians Marc AnthonyPhoto: Todd Plitt/Hulton Archive Flashback: Juanes’ First Latin GRAMMY Win MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images Read morelast_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday March 12 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, March 12, 2019:#1) Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day EarlyThe Shriners are holding a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). A social hour begins at 6pm. Dinner starts at 7pm. The evening features an Irish dinner; music; and prizes. Tickets cost $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact 978-657-4202 x 216.#2) Red Cross Blood DriveThe Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Wilmington Friendship (Masonic) Lodge (32 Church Street) from 1pm to 7pm. Learn more HERE.#3) Paying The College Bill: Strategies To SaveThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a workshop on saving for college at 6:30pm. Jack Wang from Longhorn Financial LLC is back with this workshop reviewing different options to pay the college bill, ranging from loans to payment plans to other less known strategies. The pros and cons of each option will be discussed so participants can make an informed decision on which method is best for their family. For high school juniors, seniors & their parents. Register HERE.#4) How To Be A BeekeeperThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a lecture on beekeeping at 7pm. Join Julie Kelley, Wilmington native and owner of Tewksbury Honey, for a lively presentation and discussion about her favorite pollinators! This hour long program will feature information about honey bees, keeping bees, and, of course, honey and its benefits. Julie’s honey will be for sale at the end of the program. Register HERE.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

ECB presents new 20 euro bill

first_imgECB presents new 20 euro bill154 viewsECB presents new 20 euro bill154 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00ECB presents new 20 euro bill154 viewsBusinessCrisp and fresh off the press. Few can resist the feel of a brand new banknote. This the euro zone’s new 20 euro bill. It’s the third in the Europa series gradually replacing the original notesVentuno Web Player 4.50Crisp and fresh off the press. Few can resist the feel of a brand new banknote. This the euro zone’s new 20 euro bill. It’s the third in the Europa series gradually replacing the original noteslast_img read more

Mother 2 kids hacked dead over land dispute

first_imgKishorganj Map. File photoA woman and her two children were chopped to death and her husband was injured in an attack over a land-related dispute at Tarakandi village in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj on Saturday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Taslima, 28, wife of Mosharraf Hossain, and their son Niloy, 10, and daughter Raisa, 6.Pakundia police station officer-in-charge Shamsuddin said Mosharraf had long been at loggerheads with his cousin Mobin over the ownership of a piece of land.Mobin engaged in an altercation with Mosharraf in the morning over the issue.At one stage, he swooped on Mosharraf and his family members with a sharp weapon around 6:00am and hacked them indiscriminately, leaving Taslima and the two children dead on the spot and Mosharraf injured.Police arrested Mobin from the spot and sent the bodies to Kishoreganj modern sadar hospital, the OC said.last_img read more

Thailand Cultural Music Festivals allstar lineup readies to rock Pattaya

first_imgSAWASDEE: Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… You can read full article here: https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-cultural-music-festivals-all-star-line-up-readies-to-rock-pattaya/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 opens to great fanfareAmazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 to showcase authentic cuisine of ThailandLGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN) Bangkok, 16 May, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the Thailand Cultural Music Festival from 25 to 26 May, 2018, at Bali Hai Bay in Pattaya targeting international travellers as TAT continues to expand its ‘Open to the New Shades’ offering through a diverse event calendar.TAT’s press conference to announce the launch of Thailand Cultural Music FestivalMr. Louis Scott, Thai actorTAT’s press conference to announce the launch of Thailand Cultural Music FestivalPol. Maj. Gen. Bandit Khunchak, Pattaya City Deputy MayorMrs. Sujitra Jongchansitto, TAT Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and BusinessMr. Nattapon Siangsukon, Representative from The Paradiselast_img read more

Scotland pardons men convicted for consensual gay sex

first_imgTim Hopkins of the Equality Network also welcomed the news, but warned that LGBTI people continue to face prejudice in Scotland.‘This is concrete recognition of the huge harm that was done to people who were prosecuted or lived under these old laws,’ he said in an interview with politics magazine, Holyrood.‘Together with the First Minister’s apology, the message is that Scotland has changed for good, and that discrimination is no longer acceptable.’The ‘Turing Bill’ got its name from the world war two codebreaker and computer pioneer, Alan Turing.He was arrested and was charged with gross indecency in 1952. The mathematical genius later committed suicide.Turing was given a full pardon in 2013, more than fifty years after his death.To read more about Alan Turing’s life and his transformation from world war two hero to social disgrace, click here.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- The Scottish government introduced the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) Bill in November 2017.Convicted men will still need to apply to have their records cleared to prevent them showing up in disclosure checks.Gay sex was a crime in Scotland until 1981Consensual sex between men over the age of 21 were illegal in Scotland until 1981. The age of consent was reduced to 16 in 2001.The purpose of the bill was ‘to correct a historical wrong, in terms of how certain criminal laws in the past were used to discriminate against same-sex sexual activity’, Government documents read.LGBT equality group, Stonewall, supported the news that Scotland had voted the bill through for convictions handed out under anti-gay legislation.The National, a pro-independence Scottish newspaper, said it was a ‘A proud day for Scotland – and an excellent result’. Ireland apologizes to men convicted of historical gay sex crimesQueensland overturns historical convictions for gay sex crimesEastEnders character gets a pardon for gay sex convictionRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/scotland-finally-pardons-convicted-gay-citizens/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Scotland has passed a law that will pardon gay men convicted for having consensual sex before such acts were decriminalized.The Scottish Parliament building in Edinburghlast_img read more

Hungary to build fence on Serbian border as fast as possible

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 ways to recognize low testosterone New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Comments   Share   Refugees can be returned to the EU country where they first made their asylum request. But Szijjarto said refugees registering for asylum in Hungary had already likely passed through Greece first, so they should be sent back there.The EU, however, believes the safety of refugees cannot be guaranteed in debt-strained Greece right now so their registration in the asylum system takes place in Hungary.___George Jahn in Vienna contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has decided to build a temporary fence on the border with Serbia as fast as possible to stop the flow of illegal migrants, the foreign minister said Wednesday.Austria, meanwhile, reacted angrily to Hungary’s announcement that, for an indefinite period, it would not take back refugees it registered when they entered Hungary but left for other destinations in Europe before their asylum requests were decided. The vital role family plays in society Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told reporters that several laws needed to be amended before construction of the fence could begin so he could not say exactly when the work on the “temporary border seal” could start.“In the future, we will apply temporary border seals on every border section where there is no other effective way to impede illegal immigration,” Szijjarto said, adding that the government had set aside 6.5 billion forints (20.9 million euros, $23.5 million) for the project.Szijjarto said the fence, which is opposed by neighboring Serbia, “is not a bilateral issue. Relations with Serbia have never been as good as now.”He said 61,000 migrants had entered Hungary this year, nearly all by crossing Hungary’s southern border with Serbia. Most of those who request refugee status in Hungary quickly leave for other destinations in western Europe, like Austria, Germany and Sweden.Austria’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz told Szijjarto that Hungary’s suspension of the agreement on refugees was “unacceptable.”“Austria cannot tolerate this,” Kurz said in a phone call Tuesday, warning Szijjarto that the move would have “negative consequences.” Sponsored Stories last_img read more

The location is stunning said Sue Kuti represe

first_img“The location is stunning,” said Sue Kuti, representative for Randwick NSW, “… and it’s easy for all age groups to have a great time. You have direct access to the ski field from the resort and you can pop back for lunch whenever you fancy.“Ski lessons and equipment are included so the kids could spend the morning learning to ski before heading back to the resort for a yummy lunch and then enjoy the on-site facilities such as the all-weather ice-skating rink, the swimming pool and the Jacuzzi in the afternoon. There’s even a free shuttle that runs into the Valmorel village if you want to do a little exploring or shopping.”Peter Carmichael, representative for Mereweather NSW, was also very taken with the family-friendly nature of both Valmorel and the Club Med ski concept: in fact he’s already planning to take his own family on a Club Med ski holiday in January 2019. Peter Carmichael“The resort is truly inter-generational and caters to all travellers. A huge plus is that their kids’ centre caters for children aged from three months all the way up to seventeen years, which allows everyone in the family a great holiday experience in the snow.“I was blown away by the total product that Club Med offer at Valmorel – certainly it would impress any level of skier. Spring skiing every day, on warm sunny days amid magnificent mountain scenery, combined with great company and a fantastic food selection at the resort: it all made for a highly memorable trip.” Although Club Med Valmorel is located just two hours’ drive from both Lyon and Geneva, Jeremy Ferguson, representative for Brunswick West VIC, says the group learned the hard way that this was the best way to reach the resort.“We flew into London and then travelled by train and bus via Paris to the resort, which took all day. But on the upside, travelling through the French countryside, seeing all the villages and churches along the way, was a highly memorable experience, and the Alps themselves were fantastic.”Kuti agrees, adding that the group’s firsthand experience with travel options will be invaluable when it comes to best advising clients. “I would probably recommend that my clients incorporate a stay at Club Med Valmorel into part of a larger holiday. That way they could spend time in London, Paris and Geneva along the way, and break the journey into bite-size chunks. “If they are short of time or they are just doing the ski thing then I will know to recommend flying into Lyon or Geneva.”TOP IMAGE: PTMs Hiten Shah, Sue Kuti, Jeremy Ferguson and Alma Araullo at Club Med ValmorelTravelManagers’ exclusive ski famil was hosted by Club Med’s Luke Skarbek Seven personal travel managers (PTMs) took part in a TravelManagers exclusive famil to Club Med Valmorel in France recently, hosted by Luke Skarbek, Club Med’s Business Development Manager for NSW & ACT, and accompanied by Donna Jones, who is Malaysian Airlines’ Sales Executive for WA.Valmorel is one of the lesser-known French ski resort towns, located just 40km from Albertville (home of the 1992 Winter Olympics). There are over 150km of trails to choose from, most of which are pitched at the intermediate skier, making it an ideal, family-friendly location for a Club Med resort. Club MedEvent & Famil photosFranceMalaysia AirlinesskiTravelManagerslast_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Although they had the same number of starts, the comparisons between Rodgers and Kolb are a bit premature.In his first seven starts, Kolb has thrown 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while Rodgers threw 12 touchdowns and four interceptions.Rodgers has certainly evolved into one of the top quarterbacks in the league and has earned his contract while Kolb still has a lot to prove on the field.At the time, the Rodgers contract may have been viewed as extreme or excessive, but the Packers had Rodgers in their system and knew exactly what they are paying for.The Cardinals have eyed Kevin Kolb from afar, but are taking a bit of a risk as they are acquiring him based on potential and a small sample size.Arizona did not have the benefit of watching Kolb in practice every day like the Packers did with Rodgers.Green Bay certainly struck gold with their quarterback on the future and Cardinals fans can only hope for a similar fate with Kolb. Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Kevin Kolb does not have a Super Bowl ring. He is not replacing a legend in Brett Favre. He does not have a signature touchdown celebration and he is not Aaron Rodgers.What Kevin Kolb does have is seven career starts, the same number Rodgers had prior to signing his six year, $65 million contract with $20 million guaranteed.Eerily similar to Rodgers’ contract, reports say Kolb has agreed to a five year $63 million contract with $21 million guaranteed.last_img read more

Monday September 17 Kelce MCL Partial ACL Scop

first_imgMonday, September 17Kelce MCL, Partial ACL, Scope Will Tell (Philadelphia Daily News)Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Monday that center Jason Kelce has an MCL tear and a partial ACL tear in his right knee.Philadelphia Eagles’ stingy defense keys 2-0 start; Week 2 notes (NFL.com)When the smoke cleared from a 24-23 win over the Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles were left with one truth: They have a very real, possibly dominating defense.Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin, Desean Jackson nursing injuries (Washington Post)Two of quarterback Michael Vick’s most dangerous weapons are battling injuries. Maclin might not even be ready to practice by Wednesday. Philadelphia Eagles undefeated and infirst place despite nine turnovers in first two games (NFL.com) The Eagles have some of the most electrifying players in the league, but they are having a tough time holding on to the football so far this seasson. The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday morning that starting center Jason Kelce would be placed on injured reserve and miss the remainder of the season due to the knee injury he suffered in Sunday’s game. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Arizona Cardinals are coming off arguably their best regular season win in years, a 20-18 victory over the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Now 2-0 for the first time since 2008, the Cardinals return home to face the Philadelphia Eagles. Also 2-0, the Eagles are making their first trip to the Valley since the NFC Championship game a few years back. The teams faced off last season, with the Cardinals winning 21-17 in Philadelphia. Friday, September 21Eagles Notebook: Jason Babin talks refs, DRC playing with chip? (Metro – Philadelphia)Jason Babin took another indirect shot at the replacement officials. He admitted that the “integrity [of the game] is slipping.”Eagles hit it big with rookie class (The Daily Journal)Andy Reid and Juan Castillo haven’t hesitated about giving major minutes to draft picks Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks and Brandon Boykin. And, so far, Reid and Castillo have hit the New Jersey Mega Millions Lottery.Philadelphia Eagles’ Offensive Line in Shambles: Fan Reaction (Yahoo! Sports)With the offensive line in tatters, nagging injuries to the wide receiving corp and a quarterback trying to find his identity, it suddenly looks like the Eagles’ defense may have to carry themDeSean Jackson On practice field for Eagles (SB Nation)Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was on the practice field on Thursday, but it was not clear how much he would participate. Demetress Bell may start Sunday for Eagles (Philly.com)Demetress Bell appears to be in line to start at left tackle Sunday against Arizona, since King Dunlap missed practice for the second consecutive day with a hamstring injury. Dunlap’s status for Sunday has been in question all week, and Eagles coach Andy Reid has sounded pessimistic about his returning Sunday. Thursday, September 20Eagles’ rookie Cox off to a Raven-ous start (Philly.com)Without veteran starter Mike Patterson, who’s healing from offseason brain surgery, Fletcher Cox has stepped up to fill the void on defense. Wide Receivers Could Be An Issue (SB Nation)The Philadelphia Eagles are sitting pretty heading into Week 3 with a 2-0 record. However, Andy Reid’s club hasn’t been able to escape the injury bug, with a litany of players on the injury report going into their game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.Eagles’ cornerbacks stifling wideouts (Philadelphia Daily News)The Eagles cornerbacks have quietly gone about the business of putting handcuffs on opposing wide receivers. The most unexpected person in the Eagles locker room is Bryce Brown (NFL.com)Before he even played a down in college, we had been hearing about Bryce Brown. The running back from Wichita was the nation’s top recruit according to Rivals.com in 2009, and his drama-filled process was must-see Internet.Eagles’ Brandon Graham may get more playing time (Philadelphia Inquirer)Last week, defensive end Brandon Graham said he was hoping to double the number of snaps he played in the opener – four – in the Eagles’ second game. He played that many plus one against the Ravens. Still, Graham was at the bottom of the food chain for the second straight week, playing the lowest number of snaps among the Eagles’ five defensive ends. New starters will toe the line for the Eagles (CBS Sports)The Philadelphia Eagles’ ever-changing offensive line had another new look Wednesday, when C Dallas Reynolds and LT Demetress Bell took all the reps with the first team after injuries threw them into the lineup during Sunday’s 24-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Top Stories Wednesday, September 1910 Things We Learned From the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 (Eagles Central)The Philadelphia Eagles escaped their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens with a 24-23 victory, making them the second team in NFL history to win its first two games of the season by exactly one point.Power Rankings: What to make of Eagles? (ESPN)The Eagles aren’t doing things the easy way. They may have started 2-0 but they have nine turnovers and haven’t done enough to break into the top five.Kelce’s season over after surgery (PhillyBurbs.com)Jason Kelce’s season is over after the Eagles center underwent surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on Tuesday morning.Rolling 900 To The Super Bowl? (Philly.com)For just the second time in their history, the Eagles’ offense has broken the 900-yard barrier in their first two games. The only other Birds club to do so was in 1980, which resulted in the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance. No Maclin, Dunlap as Eagles Prepare for AZ (Philly.com)Eagles coach Andy Reid said left tackle King Dunlap (hamstring) and wideout Jeremy Maclin (hip) would not practice today, as the Eagles began preparations for Sunday’s visit to Arizona. 0 Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Tuesday, September 18Fan Opinion: Can Michael Vick Survive an Entire Season? (Yahoo! Sports)Michael Vick, once the most invincible player in the NFL, is far from unbreakable since joining the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick does not have the speed or the agility he once had while owning NFL defenses as the Atlanta Falcons quarterback.Oh, By the Way, the Eagles Are in First Place (The 700 Level)Somewhat lost in the aftermath of Sunday’s huge victory over the Ravens, which was awesome enough in its own right before anything else came along to sweeten the pot, the good fortune continued to swing the Eagles’ way later on that evening. Michael Vick’s Eagles have been lucky (NFL.com)Quarterback Michael Vick has thrown six interceptions in two games. Is he healthy? Is he feeling the pressure after owner Jeff Lurie said coach Andy Reid needs to make the playoffs to keep his job?Next men up on Eagles’ offensive line (ESPN NFC East Blog) Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

DIKO will vote for budget

first_imgBy George PsyllidesPARLIAMENT is expected to approve the state budget by majority vote on Tuesday after former government partner DIKO said it will vote in favour, despite slamming the government’s economic policy.“Conscious of its responsibility towards the country and our people, and taking into account that any default in payments would not solve our problems but make them worse, the Democratic Party (DIKO) will vote in favour of the 2015 budget,” party chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos said in his speech in parliament.Papadopoulos, who led his party to abandon the government coalition early this year, has since become a vociferous critic of government economic policy.“What is important to us is the stability and credibility of our state,” he said. “However, this does not mean we agree with the philosophy of the budget.”The DIKO leader said the draft was not a “stabilisation budget” as the finance minister had described it in his speech. “We see that it is a budget of stagnation.”He agreed with the finance minister that growth with borrowed money was not real growth and the island should never go back to excessive borrowing, profligacy, and loss of credibility.“We agree that borrowing is not the solution. But what solution is the current government proposing for the development of the Cypriot economy?” he asked.Papadopoulos charged that Cyprus has not seen any investment and there were no incentives for growth.Public sector reforms were also nowhere to be seen, he said.He said DIKO’s philosophy was that Cyprus must ask for changes to the bailout terms and towards this the party has opened a dialogue with other parties to draft a national negotiation framework with the island’s minimum demands.Ruling DISY leader Averof Neophytou sought to reach out to scandal-weary voters, saying his party was ready to clash with the establishment.“We are in the front line in the battle with the establishment and the mentality of bygone eras,” Neophytou said. “We are ready to shoulder any political cost as long as we secure our country’s future and prospects.”Neophytou said the 2015 budget would keep Cyprus on the course of restoring its credibility “provided we carry on with the reforms without wavering”.However, Neophytou acknowledged that the problems of the real economy continued and at the same time institutions were called into question.“There is total distrust towards the political system. With the bell tolling loudly for everyone, anyone pretending they cannot hear it is committing a crime by turning a blind eye,” he said.Neophytou said Cyprus should come out of the crisis not only with a better state and a credible economy but also with a democracy of better quality.“It is now the moment we turned the page. From managing the crisis, which almost destroyed the country, it is the time to enter the new era of creation.”Averof recognised that his party had also made mistakes but the decision was to rectify them.“For us, the path of radical change is a one way street. Growth, the country’s strategic direction for tomorrow, is not the job of the (bailout) memorandum. It is our job, the Cypriots’.”Main opposition AKEL said it will vote against the budget because it only included implementation of the anti-popular objectives of the international lenders and the government.Andros Kyprianou, the leader of the party that sought the bailout in 2012, called on the government to stop mocking the people with PR spiel.“The practical relevance are the 66,000 jobless. The thousands of small and medium businesses that closed and those on the brink; 13,000 pupils expecting food from school; 12,500 families who did not celebrate Christmas last year and will not do so this year either,” Kyprianou said.“And worse of all, there is no effort to assess the effects of the austerity measures on society.”Kyprianou said the drop in disposable income and the effect of austerity on expectations have led to a significant drop in public and private investment.“The lack of adequate tools for growth and the insecure production basis show that the prospects for the future are limited.”Nominally socialists EDEK will also vote against the budget except for defence expenditure.MP Giorgos Varnava said the party will reject the draft, emphasising the need for resistance to international lenders.“Our only exit from the economic recession is not the faithful implementation of austerity measures but the course to economic and social growth,” Varnava said, .You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more