Xi says EU China advancing together despite suspicions

first_imgParis: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China and Europe were “advancing together” but that the two trading blocs needed to overcome “suspicions”. “Of course there are differences and competition, but it’s positive competition,” Xi told a press conference in Paris with the leaders of France, Germany and the European Commission. “We are advancing together. We shouldn’t let suspicions lead us to be constantly looking backwards.” Xi was speaking on the third day of a France visit dominated by concerns over China’s massive investments on the continent, which are being built up through a series of bilateral deals. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USFrench President Emmanuel Macron urged his Chinese counterpart to “respect the unity of the European Union” and called for an “exemplary relationship” between Europe and China during the joint press conference. “No one is naive but we respect China,” Macron said, while adding that EU leaders “naturally expect our major partners to respect the unity of the European Union and the values that it has and carries in the world.” Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker all labelled China a “rival”, and Merkel and Juncker urged the Asian giant to give the EU the same market access as it afforded Chinese companies. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsReferring to China’s vast “New Silk Road” infrastructure project connecting the country with Europe, which has sparked unease in the EU, Merkel said: “We Europeans want to play a role.” But, she added, “there has to be a bit of reciprocity on either side and we have a bit of difficulty in finding it.” Juncker said that labelling China a rival was meant as a “compliment” to the country. Speaking ahead of a EU-China summit on April 12, he also called for a more balanced relationship. “European businesses must see the openness in China” that Chinese companies enjoyed on the continent, he said.last_img read more

Second Cup begins strategic review of company despite improved Q3 results cannabis

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Second Cup Ltd. says it has started a strategic review of the coffee chain company despite reporting improved financial results and continuing on its plan to sell recreational cannabis.The company says its board recognizes the need for the chain to continue to evolve and it now has the capacity to support a broader range of strategic alternatives thanks to a strengthened balance sheet.Second Cup says there is no guarantee any avenues will be pursued as a result of the review.Marijuana buzz looks like a boon for real estate — but not without risksSecond Cup looking to convert Ontario coffee shops to cannabis storesSecond Cup joins marijuana rush with plan to convert some coffee shops to dispensariesThe company says it is in the process of converting two Alberta stores to recreational cannabis dispensaries as part of its joint venture with National Access Cannabis Corp. that was announced in April.It says many more locations in Ontario have been identified as attractive candidates for such conversions.The stores would operate under the Meta Cannabis Supply Co. brand.The announcement came as the company released its third-quarter earnings report, which saw its profit rise to $766,000 or four cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 29.That’s up from a $2.96 million loss or a loss of 19 cents per share for the same quarter the previous year.Second Cup says its same-store sales grew 0.3 per cent in the quarter as it continues to add Pinkberry frozen yogurt to its locations.It now sells Pinkberry at 84 Canadian stores and says the yogurt is an important contributor to overall sales and transactions.CEO Garry Macdonald said food delivery apps UberEats and Skip The Dishes are also helping to drive incremental sales. read more

Sudan New political transition bolstered by peacebuilding could bring longterm stability to

The security situation in the western Sudanese region of Darfur remains largely unchanged, Mr. LaCroix said, adding that sporadic clashes between Sudanese Armed Forces/Rapid Support Forces and the Sudan Liberation Army/Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW) faction are ongoing in Jebel Marra mountains.  Talks are expected to take place between the new Government and various armed groups, he added.  He stressed that the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the UN Country Team continue to provide transition support through state liaison functions, namely in the areas of rule of law, livelihoods, immediate service delivery, and human rights.  The Mission’s interim transition team, which relocated from Khartoum to Darfur following the change of Government in April, is expected to become a fully functional joint transition cell in September, he explained.  As far as next steps, Mr. Lacroix reported the UN Department of Peace Operations has initiated discussions with the African Union to develop a joint political strategy for post-UNAMID engagement. Discussions on peacebuilding and the future of the Darfur peace process will take place once the new cabinet is established.  “This is an opportunity to put a definitive end to the conflict in Darfur,” Mr. Lacroix stressed, calling on engagements by groups that have not been part of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur, and highlighting the importance of donor support in facilitating transitions across the country.Seeing and end to the conflict, however, will require an irreversible transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding,” he concluded.  Also briefing the Council, Smail Chergiu, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, said that at this critical juncture, the international community must come up with a coordinated approach to see how best to support the peace process and ensure inclusivity and a successful outcome.   It is also imperative that those parties remaining outside the peace process are persuaded to join it, he added.   “The current political environment and the changes taking place in Sudan provide a unique opportunity for ending the armed conflicts and for achieving comprehensive and lasting peace in Darfur and Sudan as a whole,” he said, echoing Mr. Lacroix, and adding: “The international community should seize this opportunity to demand a constructive engagement of all concerned actors.” Mr. Lacroix, speaking by video teleconference from Paris, said these improvements could bring long-term stability to Darfur and other marginalized areas. He reported that on 17 August, the Transitional Military Council and the country’s main opposition alliance, Forces for Freedom and Change, entered into a new power-sharing deal for a three-year period of transitional government leading up to democratic elections.On 21 August, the swearing in of a Sovereignty Council took place; comprised of five military personnel and six civilians, two of whom are women. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, a Sudanese Army lieutenant general assumed the Council’s presidency, the Transitional Military Council was dissolved, and Dr. Abdallah Hamdouk, economist and UN veteran, will serve as Prime Minister, leading the cabinet expected to be sworn in by 1 September.  The agreement comes following a stall in negotiations set for early April, after the end of a three-decade autocratic rule under President Omar al-Bashir, which sparked mass public strikes and protests over food and basic necessities.   read more

Automotive industry assembles in South West to examine challenges and assess growth

SMMT Regional Forum unites automotive business leaders from across the South West to discuss new opportunities for growth.Speakers from Honda; Ford; and Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership join more than 100 local businesses and government representatives.Thousands of jobs supported by the sector in the South West, with global car makers and suppliers based in the region driving 10% of total UK automotive manufacturing.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today brought together automotive manufacturers, suppliers and government officials from across the South West at its Regional Forum in Swindon to discuss new supply chain opportunities and preparations for Brexit.Part of ongoing efforts by SMMT to provide nationwide support, advice and new business opportunities for its members, the Regional Forum welcomed speakers from Ford of Britain; Honda of the UK Manufacturing; Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Somerset-based automotive supplier, Pritex.The South West has a rich engineering heritage – automotive manufacturing has been present in Swindon since the 1950s – and the town boasts the UK’s seventh largest automotive manufacturing employment cluster. The region is home to car and engine manufacturers, technology companies and SMEs with a substantial supply chain supporting more than 550 companies making everything from air conditioning units to tyres, seats and ground-breaking hydrogen fuel cell components.Upwards of 10,000 local jobs, many highly-skilled, are supported across the South West by the automotive sector.1 Last year, around 10% of the 1.67 million new cars made in the UK were produced in Swindon – the majority built for export to global markets, including Europe, the USA and Japan.Investment into Swindon and Wiltshire to develop new technology for the next generation of ultra-low and zero emission, connected and autonomous vehicles is already well underway. More than 30 organisations are working together as part of the Swindon Hydrogen Hub to develop the commercial use of hydrogen as a vehicle fuel, while research organisations in the wider region, including the National Composites Centre, are committed to supporting low-carbon vehicle manufacturing.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,The South West is a crucial region for UK Automotive, sustaining thousands of jobs and manufacturing high-quality cars and components for export around the world. Government has made clear the importance of the industry with a sector deal as part of the recently published industrial strategy.Brexit undoubtedly brings uncertainty so it is encouraging to see the Prime Minister recognise some of the key challenges that will face the sector – not least the importance of integrated supply chains and borders free from quotas and tariffs.This will be critical for automotive regions like the South West as its highly productive workforce and commitment to quality, innovation and productivity depend on these conditions for future success.Paddy Bradley, Director Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said,Working with our partners, the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) has competitively bid for £169 million of public funding for capital infrastructure projects across three Local Growth deals with Government.This has enabled us to leverage a further £349.2 million of match funding from the private and public sectors resulting in an overall investment of £518 million for Swindon and Wiltshire to support the growth of the priority sectors of our economy.Our region has considerable experience of making high-quality cars, and this investment will contribute to ensuring we have the right skills, research capabilities and infrastructure to support development of the next generation of ultra-low emission vehicles in the area, creating job opportunities and generating local growth.SMMT’s Regional Forum provided insights into future supply chain opportunities resulting from the development of local vehicle production, and shift towards zero and ultra-low emission vehicles that contain increasingly connected and autonomous technology.In addition, the recent Sector Deal included a potential £16 million for supplier competitiveness improvement programmes, which could benefit local component manufacturers. How to mitigate the risks associated with Brexit, such as potential tariffs, access to talent and the impact of customs administration on logistics, were also on the agenda.More than 100 SMMT members and delegates attended the event, held at STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway, with representatives from brands including BMW, MAN Truck & Bus, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, Bosch, TR Fastenings and Magal Engineering. Speakers included Madeleine Hallward, Director of Government Affairs, Europe, Ford of Britain; Darren Gwynne, Head of Procurement and Logistics, Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd; Gareth Jones, Managing Director, Pritex Ltd; Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT and Paddy Bradley, Director, Swindon and Wiltshire LEP.Notes to editors1: Upwards of 10,000 jobs according to Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Womens EHF CL ZRK Vardar beat Larvik in Norway

← Previous Story GERMAN EHF CL DERBY: HSV revenge to Flensburg Next Story → IMPORTANT POINTS FOR TOP 16: Wisla wins in Porto! 2. Larvik6411170:133(37)9 handballLarvik HKWomen’s handballzrk vardar 4. Balonmano Bera Bera500595:138(-43)0 3. HC Podravka Vegeta5104109:150(-41)2 Macedonian “super-team” ZRK Vardar consisted from world class players from all over the world showing fantastic progress in the first months of work with Indira Kastratovic. Team from Skopje won the first place at the Preliminary Group of the Women’s EHF Champions League by away win in Norway against strong Larvik HK 31:29 (15:15). Macedonian squad had +5 couple of time in the second half, but home team managed to get back in the last 10 minutes of the match…Larvik – ŽRK Vardar SCBT 29:31 (15:15)Larvik: Rantala (13 saves), Hasanic (1 odbrana), Blanko 4, Breving 5, A. Hamergsen 3, G.Hamergsen, Koren 3, Kristiansen 2, Kristiansen, Loke, Lund , Mork 6, Mork 1, Stange, Suland 4.ŽRK Vardar SCBT: Suslina (14 saves), Leynaud, Crvenkovska 3, Dembele 5, Djokić 1, Dmitrović, Fernandez, Hmirova 6, Klikovac 3, Kostuikova, Lekić 3, Lojpur, Nikolić 3, Radičević 7, Šteriova, Zebić.STANDINGS: 1. WHC Vardar SCBT6510185:138(47)11 read more

Young girl receives €17500 after being fed excessively hot soup by creche

first_img 38 Comments Feb 15th 2017, 6:20 AM 31,144 Views Short URL Source: Shutterstock/LestermanA SIX-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl, who suffered second degree burns to her face after she was served “excessively hot soup” while attending a creche four years ago, has been awarded €17,500 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.Barrister Conor Kearney said Emily Murphy was attending the Nest Childcare in Drumcondra, Dublin, when she was given a beaker with the hot soup.Kearney said Emily, who was one-and-a-half-years-old at the time, suffered burns to her mouth and chin when she tried to drink the soup. A cold compress had been immediately applied to her burns by creche staff.The court heard that Emily was then taken to the A&E Department of Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, where her burns were dressed.Counsel said the burns had left a small two-millimetre pock mark on Emily’s chin which was only visible on close examination. He said the injured area becomes red and flushed in cold weather.Emily, through her mother Laura Murphy of Glasnevin, Dublin, sued creche owner Bowers Childcare Limited for negligence.Kearney told Judge Karen Fergus that the defendant had made a €17,500 settlement offer which he recommended to the court. The judge approved it.Read: Former hairdresser who claimed she was intimidated by ex-employer awarded €25,000 in damagesRead: Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb Share81 Tweet Email3 http://jrnl.ie/3239517 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Young girl receives €17,500 after being fed “excessively hot soup” by creche Emily Murphy was aged one at the time of the incident. Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 6:20 AM By Saurya Cherfilast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Jillian Miele Named To Deans List At Johnson  Wales

first_imgPROVIDENCE, RI — Johnson and Wales University (JWU) student Jillian Miele, of Wilmington, a Sports, Entertainment, Event Management major in the College of Hospitality Management, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 term.Miele, a first year student, is the daughter of Christine and Gary Miele and a 2018 graduate of Wilmington High School.To receive dean’s list commendation, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or above.About Johnson & Wales UniversityFounded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina.An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth.The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Johnson & Wales University.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 10 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Emmanuel CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University Of MaineIn “Education”last_img read more

Sixhour chum fishery to open in Juneaus Amalga Harbor

first_imgThursday is the opening of the purse seine season at Amalga Harbor in Juneau. Commercial fishermen will be able to catch chum, released from the DIPAC hatchery.(Photo courtesy of Dave Harris/ADF&G)The fleet is allowed to fish for profit because DIPAC has already made back the cost to hatch the salmon. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Harris says he’s expecting a good turnout for the opening.“My understanding is there’s about 30 boats anchored on the set right now,” he says. “And so I assume they’ll be at least that many. We’ve had 100 boats participate in these fisheries in the past.”The opening is only six hours and starts at 9 a.m. Typically, in fisheries like this, seiners have about 15 hours to get their catch.But Harris says it’s a high-use area for Juneau residents; hence, the short time frame.“This will allow the commercial fleet the opportunity to take these fish and hopefully the impacts on other people’s enjoyment and whatnot will be minimized,” he says.Hidden Falls Hatchery on Baranof Island isn’t allowing commercial fishing because of low returns.Captain Sig Mathisen came all the way to Juneau from Petersburg on the Marathon to fish for Icicle Seafoods.“Well, it would be lovely to go home with a load of fish. That’s for sure,” Mathisen says. “But we’re tempering our expectations because of what we’re seeing in the waters here.”It’s estimated that the commercial fleets could earn anywhere from 45 to 55 cents a pound for the chum.last_img read more

Kiccha Sudeeps Pailwaan trailer promises action extravaganza Watch Video

first_imgSudeep in Pailwaan.PR HandoutThe trailer of Kiccha Sudeep’s multilingual movie Pailwaan (Pehlwaan in Hindi) has been released on Thursday, 22 August. It is an action-packed promotional video that presents Sudeep in two distinct avatars of a wrestler and boxer. [Crawl down to watch the trailer]Going by the trailer, the movie could be divided into two parts. The first segment revolves around the wrestler and the second is about the boxer. Presumably, it is the journey of wrestler Kiccha (Sudeep) who becomes a boxer under demanding circumstances. Suniel Shetty and Sharath Lohitashwa play the role of his wrestling and boxing gurus, respectively.Is it about a failed wrestler’s struggles to regain the lost glory in the boxing ring? The answer will be known on the release day (12 September) of the film.The efforts put in by Sudeep to get into the shape of the characters are visible in the trailer which is backed by brilliant visuals. It is also peppered with dialogues which are meant to inspire the youths. Notably, the concluding line (I don’t know if I’ll win or not…But I am not the one who accepts defeat [sic]) seems like straightly picked from the life of Sudeep.As the focus is completely on Sudeep’s character, Aakansha Singh has very little or no presence in the trailer. In fact, Suniel Shetty and Kabir Duhan Singh have more scenes than her.Pailwaan reunites S Krishna with Sudeep after superhit movie Hebbuli.The visually-rich film has around an hour and 30 minutes of VFX. Multiple companies are working on it and Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, which reportedly charges Rs 20 lakh per minute for the VFX, has worked on an important portion which is around 25 minutes.last_img read more

Texas Is Preparing To Tell Feds It Cant Promise A Special Education

first_imgThis piece was originally published in The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Share Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneTexas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath.Preparing to ask the federal government for $1 billion in special education grants, Texas education officials have indicated they do not expect to be able to adequately educate kids with disabilities until June 2020.Texas is in the middle of a federally mandated overhaul of special education after a federal investigation found the state had for years been effectively denying students with disabilities the tools and services they needed in order to learn. Last May, state education officials submitted an application for federal funding saying they would comply with all federal requirements by this January, a timeline that appears to have been extended by a year and a half.State education officials say they have completed their special education overhaul and are waiting for the federal government to clear them.“TEA has met all its commitments made in the corrective action plan and has initiated a five-year strategic plan to not only meet compliance with federal requirements, but to significantly improve the standard of service to students with disabilities across Texas,” said spokesperson DeEtta Culbertson late Wednesday.Before the state formally applies for an annual special education grant from the U.S. Department of Education, it must post the application on its website for two months and allow the public to comment.The TEA indicated in the application that it could not ensure all students with disabilities get an adequate public education, that students are properly identified for needed special education services or that school districts are being monitored — until June 30, 2020.That has angered disability rights advocates, who used what should have been a perfunctory public hearing Wednesday afternoon to air their grievances against the state for its repeated failure to overhaul special education.Educators “cannot say that we’ll delay for another 18 months providing” free, appropriate public education, Kristin McGuire, who represents the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education, told a panel of TEA special education employees. “I implore the agency to set out guidance as quickly as possible and to partner with districts … to make sure we’re providing what we need to for our kids.”News of the delay comes not long after a commission tasked with reforming the state’s school finance system failed to include recommendations to help students with disabilities. Instead, the commission — which included several lawmakers — decided to wait until state education officials could fully implement promised changes to its special education program.In 2017, lawmakers forbade the TEA from capping the percentage of students receiving special education at 8.5 percent. That percentage has since risen to 9.1 percent — thousands more students.The federal government has repeatedly reprimanded Texas for violating special education law, most recently last year for decreasing spending for kids with disabilities — which a New Orleans federal appeals court ruled was in violation of federal statute. That ruling will cost Texas $33 million in federal grant money, about 3 percent of its total annual special education grant.A federal judge wrote in the unanimous opinion that Texas’ system for funding special education “creates a perverse incentive for a state to escape its financial obligations merely by minimizing the special education needs of it students.”Advocates also expressed concern Wednesday that the TEA’s recent grant application did not address this loss of funding.TEA officials have said they’re building infrastructure to hold school districts accountable for not providing students with disabilities with the appropriate tools or classes they need in order to learn, and to find the thousands of students who have been left out of those services in the past. They changed the structure of their departments overseeing special education, hired a special education director last August after the position had been empty for nine months and are in the process of soliciting applications for more than $20 million in grants to help school districts overhaul their programs.last_img read more

13 Smartphone Games Removed From Google Play for Installing Malware

first_imgAlthough the games are bogus, two of them managed to make it to Google Play’s Trending Apps list, Stefanko said.Here is a full list of the malicious apps:“Truck Cargo Simulator”“Extreme Car Driving Racing”“City Traffic Moto Racing”“Moto Cross Extreme Racing”“Hyper Car Driving Simulator”“Extreme Car Driving City”“Firefighter — Fire Truck Simulator”“Car Driving Simulator”“Extreme Sport Car Driving”“SUV 4×4 Driving Simulator”“Luxury Car Parking”“Luxury Cars SUV Traffic”“SUV City Climb Parking”A Google spokesperson told Mashable “providing a safe and secure experience for our users is our top priority.” “We appreciate the researcher’s report and their efforts to help make Google Play more secure. The apps violated our policies and have been removed from the Play Store.” Popular on Variety Google recently removed 13 driving-themed games from the Play store because they contained malware. They were downloaded more than 560,000 times, according to ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko.Stefanko first warned people about the apps on Nov. 19. All of them apparently come from a single developer named Luiz O Pinto. Once they are installed and launched, they download an additional APK file called “Game Center” and make the user install it. Then, the icons hide themselves and the malware displays ads when the user’s device is unlocked. The apps have no legitimate functionality, Stefanko said. This is not the first time someone snuck malware onto the Google Play Store. Cybersecurity company Symantec found 38 malicious apps disguised as games and educational software in May. Like the Luiz O Pinto malware, they hid their existence on victims’ smartphones by removing their icons from the home screen, then asked people to install another file that displays ads. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

US man nabbed for growing hydroponic marijuana

first_imgNo related posts. Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Tuesday arrested a U.S. man with the last name of Blackburt, 37, on suspicion of growing hydroponic marijuana in a house in the province of Heredia, north of the capital.Police officers entered Blackburt’s home after being alerted by neighbors that the front doors to the house were left open.Once inside, officers discovered a hydroponic marijuana operation, with several plants, lamps, air conditioning, gas stoves and fertilizer bags.Police seized 300 hydroponic marijuana plants almost two feet tall, as well as $10,000 and ₡20 million ($40,000) in cash.Blackburt was arrested when he arrived at the house and remains in custody. Facebook Commentslast_img

A problem with language and communication

first_imgBy Clive TurnerSome years ago, I remember writing about the Paphos District Office planning permit department which offered advice on a dire situation in Armou. It seemed some faulty construction by a developer meant that the department had to issue some notices stating that the properties were not fit for human habitation. The occupants were required to leave. I will not name the self-regarding official who issued the notices, but he ensured all the information for the residents was in Greek, pointing out that “Yes, everything is indeed in Greek – which is the language of this country”. To be strictly accurate, there are two official languages here as set down by the constitution.That aside, this precious and unhelpful individual had clearly not noticed that Cyprus has become somewhat multi-cultured these days, to say nothing of the fact that all the affected residents were expatriates.What would it have taken to have had a translation prepared in English alongside the Greek version? The home owners were suffering enough unhappiness without some unfeeling and pompous jobs-worth needlessly adding to their distress.I have never forgotten this prime example of official dismissiveness, although nobody is in a position to criticise Cypriots when they come back at us expatriates and suggest, occasionally quite forcibly, that if we come to live here then we should learn the language. And all too few have taken the time and trouble to do just that. But hey, we contribute to the community in such a wide variety of ways, adding tax payments, indirect wealth and direct employment in many, many contexts. So, how about a little goodwill from those born and brought up here? It wouldn’t come amiss.This brings me to the entire Greek language xenophobia thing, where we find all notices in hospitals are only in Greek. It’s all fair enough, but it might be remembered that large numbers of non-Greek speakers/readers attend these already confusing places and could do with a smidgeon of help in this regard. Moreover, take home your medicine from the hospital or a private pharmacy and within the container all the details about the medicine are in Greek – which could be genuinely dangerous. This is especially so in the hands of elderly patients or those less able than they once were to immediately understand medical instructions given all too briefly by the doctor, nurse or pharmacist.Inasmuch as communication is naively believed by the government to be in good shape, why is that ministries, well paid ministers, officials, and other more than adequately supported public figures seem unable, or unwilling, to answer civil and polite correspondence or contact? And whether it be in Greek or English, any response is as rare as hens’ teeth.Are these people so desperately busy they simply have no time for anything other than serving the requirements of anybody other than our peripatetic president? Are they so desperately busy they have no time or will to lift a telephone or use a computer for fear of saying or writing something they might later come to regret? Are their lives so fraught with risk?The ‘great and the good’ live in a different world of ludicrously and unnecessarily expensive official cars, out of kilter salaries, and over-stuffed departmental levels – all of which contribute towards a ‘them and us’ culture, which militates against efficiency and sensible governance. The feeling that our masters and mistresses have lost the plot and have their being on another planet is all pervasive and overwhelming.I have seen all this in nearly 15 years of approaches to ministers, ministries, officials, and even the president, (whose office once memorably asked me to accept the president’s good wishes for health and happiness – but didn’t answer my queries).Finally, the evil practice of rusfeti is the bane of Cypriot culture. It is a dreadful sub culture, but Greek Cypriot friends tell me that although near tragic and appalling, it is deeply embedded within the Cypriot psyche and will never change.If this is so, then there will be an increasingly limited opportunity for the best people to get their hands on the tiller and steer Cyprus back into the real world. A world where the economy can thrive, political honesty can become the norm, and where something as basic as answering approaches from the great unwashed publlc, as we are all clearly labelled might one day be restored.Officialdom is terrified of being publicly accountable, and such a civic disease is truly holding back the further development of this intelligent, flourishing, regionally significant, important and potentially influential end of the Eastern Mediterranean.Email: newventure@cytanet.com.cyYou May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. 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Call for second asylum seeker reception centre

first_imgThe interior ministry has stressed the need to create a second reception centre to cater to the increasing influx of those seeking international protection, an EU commissioner said on Tuesday.Responding to a letter from Edek MEP Demetris Papadakis who described the current living conditions at Kofinou reception centre as vile, the EU Commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said Cypriot authorities were in contact with the EU commission for assistance in improving the quality of the island’s asylum seeker system.In his response, Avramopoulos added that the decision to outsource maintenance and up keeping services of Kofinou was expected to improve living conditions.“However, Cyprus’ ministry of interior has stressed the need to create a second reception centre in the country, in a bid to deal with the increasing number of applicants seeking international protection.”The problems plaguing Kofinou have long been discussed even in parliament however authorities appear to be struggling to cope with the migrant crisis that has brought more people to the island’s shores seeking help and protection.According to Papadakis, there was a huge number of unaccompanied minors living in Kofinou to which Avramopoulos responded that as part of the national programme between 2014 and 2020, the EU made €38.4m available, of which €10m went for the reception and activities related to asylum.Avramopoulos also added that Cyprus had signed a special programme with the EU outlining measures to improve living conditions in Kofinou, training staff and operational assistance to Cyprus for reception centres – including Kofinou. You May LikeDIYnFun.com20 Stylish and Useful Storage Ideas for a Small KitchenDIYnFun.comUndoBestCarsFeed.com20 Weirdest American Cars Ever BuiltBestCarsFeed.comUndoWomen's Method15 Dog Breeds That Fit Great With The ElderlyWomen’s MethodUndo New York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***UndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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