prime minister – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 16:07:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thistuesday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png prime minister – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ 32 32 Air alert declared in Ukrainian capital as fighting continues https://thistuesday.org/air-alert-declared-in-ukrainian-capital-as-fighting-continues/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 05:48:45 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/air-alert-declared-in-ukrainian-capital-as-fighting-continues/ Russia continues to bomb Ukrainian sites on the 14th day of the war as Western nations step up pressure on Moscow and tens of thousands of people leave villages and towns to escape death and food shortages. Russian forces have seen their advances halted in some areas, notably around Kiev, the capital. (AFP) Wednesday, March […]]]>

Russia continues to bomb Ukrainian sites on the 14th day of the war as Western nations step up pressure on Moscow and tens of thousands of people leave villages and towns to escape death and food shortages.

Russian forces have seen their advances halted in some areas, notably around Kiev, the capital. (AFP)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Kyiv residents urged to visit bomb shelters

An air alert was declared in and around Kyiv, with residents urged to get to bomb shelters as quickly as possible.

“Kiev region, air alert. Threat of missile attack. Everyone immediately under cover,” regional administration chief Oleksiy Kuleba said on Telegram.

For days, as Moscow’s forces besieged Ukrainian towns, attempts to create corridors to evacuate civilians safely failed amid relentless fighting.

Russian forces have seen their advances halted in some areas, notably around the capital Kyiv, by fiercer-than-expected Ukrainian resistance

Lavrov travels to Turkey for talks with Kuleba

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is visiting Turkey where he will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, TASS news agency quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying.

Evacuation of Sumy in Ukraine continues: governor

A humanitarian corridor out of the beleaguered Ukrainian city of Sumy will continue to operate, regional governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyy said.

About 5,000 people bussed out of the northeastern city on Tuesday after Moscow and Kyiv agreed on the corridor, he said, and about 1,000 cars were also able to leave, heading to the city of Poltava.

IAEA says it has lost contact with Chernobyl nuclear data systems

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant is no longer transmitting data to the UN’s atomic watchdog, the agency said, expressing concern about personnel working under Russian guard at the Ukrainian facility.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, “reported that the remote transmission of data from safeguards monitoring systems installed at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been lost,” the agency said in a statement. a statement.

“The Agency is reviewing the status of safeguards monitoring systems in other locations in Ukraine and will provide further information soon,” she said.

Pentagon says Polish jet offer to Ukraine ‘unsustainable’

The Pentagon rejected Poland’s surprise announcement that it would give the United States its MiG-29 fighter jets for use in Ukraine.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Poland’s statement that it intended to deliver the 28 jets to the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany raised the worrying prospect that warplanes depart from a US and NATO base to fly in contested airspace with Russia in the Ukraine conflict.

“We will continue to consult with Poland and our other NATO allies on this issue and the difficult logistical challenges it presents, but we do not believe Poland’s proposal is tenable,” Kirby said in a statement.

Hungary will not support sanctions against Russia over oil and gas imports: PM

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced that his country is against possible sanctions against Russia which would cover imports of its oil and natural gas.

Orban said Hungary condemned Russia’s launch of a war against Ukraine but would not allow Hungarian families “to be forced to pay the price of war”. Noting that the sanctions imposed on Russia affect all countries in Europe, he said the extension of sanctions to the Russian energy sector will affect Hungary “very seriously”.

Orban said Hungary buys most of its oil and natural gas from Russia and 90% of Hungarian families heat their homes with gas, adding that the Hungarian economy could not function without oil and gas.

Russian central bank limits cash withdrawals abroad

Russia’s central bank said it is limiting the amount of money citizens with foreign currency accounts can withdraw under a “temporary procedure”.

The procedure runs from March 9 to September 9, the bank said in a statement posted on its website.

Account holders can withdraw up to $10,000 in cash, and the rest of the funds must be in rubles at the market rate on the day of issue.

Russia allows Ukrainian civilians to leave major cities

Russian forces will stop firing from 10:00 a.m. Moscow time (0700 GMT) to provide humanitarian corridors for people to leave the capital Kyiv and four other cities, senior Russian officials said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations human rights office said it has verified 1,335 civilian casualties in Ukraine so far, including 474 killed and 861 injured, but the true toll is likely to be higher.

Ukraine says its forces have killed more than 11,000 Russian soldiers.

Russia has confirmed around 500 casualties.

Neither side disclosed any Ukrainian casualties.

Civilian evacuations took place on Tuesday, in particular from the city of Sumy, from where two convoys left during the day.

Evacuations also took place outside the capital Kiev.

But attempts to evacuate the port city of Mariupol have repeatedly failed in recent days, with Kyiv and Moscow blaming the other side for the failures.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian president has called for an end to the war with Russia, saying the two countries should hold talks for the good of the people.

“The war must end. We must sit down at the negotiating table – not for outdated murderous ambitions, but for the interests of the people,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video message.

Japan may quit Sakhalin energy projects to stop Russian aggression

Japanese Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda has said Tokyo may consider pulling out of “Sakhalin projects”, referring to energy projects on Russia’s Sakhalin island, if it helps stop China’s aggression. Russia versus Ukraine.

Hagiuda made the comment during a parliamentary session.

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies

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Tuesday’s Newspapers: NATO Executive, Anti-Russian Sentiment, Supermarket Quarrel | News https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-nato-executive-anti-russian-sentiment-supermarket-quarrel-news/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 07:12:57 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-nato-executive-anti-russian-sentiment-supermarket-quarrel-news/ The Finnish government is preparing to submit a report to Parliament that could serve as the framework for a debate on NATO membership this spring. The debate on NATO membership continues in Finland. Image: EPA-EFE/All Over Press 8.3. 09:12•Update 8.3. 11:52 Tuesday marks the 13th day of Russia’s war on Ukraine, with the invasion and […]]]>

The Finnish government is preparing to submit a report to Parliament that could serve as the framework for a debate on NATO membership this spring.

The debate on NATO membership continues in Finland. Image: EPA-EFE/All Over Press

Tuesday marks the 13th day of Russia’s war on Ukraine, with the invasion and its aftermath once again dominating newspaper headlines in Finland.

Helsingin Sanomat, the most widely circulated daily, writes (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that the government is preparing to submit a report to parliament that could play a key role in how policymakers discuss Finland’s modified and changing foreign and security policies.

HS adds that the main purpose of the report is to ensure that MPs have enough information to discuss the issues, but a source tells the newspaper that it also “provides a framework for the NATO debate”.

The main politicians of the country, including the president Sauli Niinisto and prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) – have so far remained silent on their position on Finland’s potential NATO membership, HS explaining that their reluctance is necessary in order to ensure as open a debate as possible.

“It is quite difficult for the parties to genuinely discuss NATO membership if, for example, the President and the Prime Minister have shared their views in one way or another,” the newspaper writes. .

In a separate article, HS asks (siirryt toiseen palveluun) what NATO membership would mean for Finland, looking at the issue from angles such as defense budgets, military preparations and cooperation with the EU.

But the bigger question, HS points out, would be the impact on Finland’s relations with Russia.

This relationship – especially in political and economic terms – has virtually collapsed since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, writes HS, noting that the Russian Foreign Ministry has said a few times recently that a Finland’s application for NATO membership would have “military and political consequences”.

“Underlying Russia’s opposition is the idea that the prestige of a great power is weighed against losses and gains in the geopolitical game. Each new member of NATO is thus considered as a kind of loss of prestige”, explains Katri Pynnöniemiassistant professor at the National Defense University.

Anti-Russian sentiment on the rise

Tampere-based Aamulehti is one of several newspapers to report (siirryt toiseen palveluun) from the STT news agency that hate speech against Russians living in Finland has increased since the invasion of Ukraine.

Niina SinkkoPresident of the Finland-Russia Association, recounts how even her organization – which AL says is not politically aligned and aims to strengthen cross-cultural cooperation at the local level – has also been targeted.

“The mission of our organization has been misunderstood by many. It is believed that we support or receive funds from the Russian regime. That was never the case,” Sinkko said, adding that the harsh rhetoric continued despite the group condemning the Russian regime. invasion on its website and social media channels.

“Yet there is a stigma that has been directed at our employees and our members,” she said.

AL adds that Russian speakers are the largest minority language group in Finland, with more than 84,000 people speaking Russian as their mother tongue in Finland in 2020, according to Statistics Finland.

But in practice, an even larger group uses the language on a day-to-day basis and – notes the paper – people who speak Russian can come from many different countries, including Ukraine and Estonia.

Nearly 30% of the Ukrainian population speaks Russian as their native language, and for someone who doesn’t know both languages, Russian and Ukrainian may even sound the same.

“In the worst case, such anger can even be directed at a refugee who has escaped war,” Sinkko points out.

A Lidl too far?

Reports from the business magazine Taloussanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun) following German supermarket chain Lidl’s announcement that no products from Russia or Belarus will feature in the supermarket chain’s ‘Eastern European Week’, which begins at its outlets on Thursday Finnish.

However, writes Taloussanomat, the company also decided to remove the “Russian-style” products from the week of special offers, causing a mixed reaction on social networks.

“I don’t understand why the grocery store [Lidl] begins to discriminate against Russian culture. This does not affect the state but ordinary Russians,” wrote one commentator.

“There is no reason to demonize Russian food culture, and culture in general, even in a situation like this. It would suffice to remove anything that benefits the economy of the Russian state, and therefore to its ability to wage war,” said another.

Meri Aaltomanager of the channel’s campaigns department, tells Taloussanomat that the decision to remove all Russian-related products was motivated by a desire to avoid confusion among customers.

“Although the themed products do not include products made in Russia, we have decided to exclude individual Russian-style products with, for example, text in Russian or other clear references to Russia,” says Aalto. .

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Tuesday Newspapers: Ukraine Reaction, Snow Chaos | News https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-ukraine-reaction-snow-chaos-news/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 07:22:26 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-ukraine-reaction-snow-chaos-news/ Tuesday’s press wondered about the development of the situation in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin gave a wide speech on Monday evening. Picture: Kreml 22.2. 09:22•Update 22.2. 12:50 In Finland, a nation of the Russian Empire that seized its freedom in 1917, people followed the speech closely. While Putin spoke ostensibly about Ukraine, the implications of his […]]]>

Tuesday’s press wondered about the development of the situation in Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin gave a wide speech on Monday evening. Picture: Kreml

In Finland, a nation of the Russian Empire that seized its freedom in 1917, people followed the speech closely. While Putin spoke ostensibly about Ukraine, the implications of his more general anxiety over Russia’s status could be significant for Finland.

Finnish Ministers and the Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) published a identical statement on Twitter (siirryt toiseen palveluun)which read “Finland condemns the unilateral acts of Russia which violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The recognition of the separatist regions in eastern Ukraine is a violation of international law and the Minsk agreements Finland responds to Russia’s actions within the EU framework.”

Finnish answers

Niinistö was recently tapped as one of the few Western leaders to speak regularly with Putin, and according to him, the current moves only concern eastern Ukraine and have no significance for Finland or the Baltic states. .

“Russia’s actions have been described as irrational or illogical,” Niinistö said. “Perhaps the rationality is exactly this: operating in a way that I’ve described as two steps forward, one back, and two aside. That’s the current movement, and it won’t stop. certainly not there.”

He added that while a diplomatic solution was not out of the question, the stakes of the game and the risks have increased.

On this note, Helsingin Sanomat requested (siirryt toiseen palveluun) Russian researcher Arkady Moshes what is happening now. According to him, war is not inevitable, as it is more likely that Russia will simply take control of Luhansk and Donbass without a wider invasion of Ukraine.

In this sense, the recognition of their independence is a sign of weakness: Russia probably does not have the forces necessary for a full invasion of Ukraine.

Iltalehti, meanwhile, published an opinion piece comparing Putin to Hitler and Stalin. The tabloid’s conclusion is that he is dangerous and must be stopped. The newspaper also indicates that the Fennovoima reactor, which will use a reactor from the Russian company Rosatom and is 34% owned by the Russian company, must be stopped.

It is a controversial project, with initial approval in 2014 leading to the resignation of the Green League from by Alexander Stubb (NCP), but the security risks have only increased since then. IL’s verdict is that the project cannot continue.

Snow chaos hits Helsinki

Far from Ukraine, reports Ilta-Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that much of southern Finland was blanketed in snow on Tuesday morning, with police advising motorists to be extra careful.

Commuters can also expect large-scale disruptions to public transport services, with trams blocked and buses cancelled.

The paper also has photos (siirryt toiseen palveluun) of the snowstorm, with stranded vehicles of all kinds demonstrating the risks of leaving home as this weather front passes over Finland.

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13 reasons why KCR attacks PM Modi so directly https://thistuesday.org/13-reasons-why-kcr-attacks-pm-modi-so-directly/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 14:31:54 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/13-reasons-why-kcr-attacks-pm-modi-so-directly/ Chief Minister of Telangana. K Chandrashekar Rao was someone the BJP could rely on – so why exactly did he suddenly go ballistic? KCR, as it is known, attacked not only the BJP, or the Centre, but the PM, mocking its famous “Gujarat model” and alleging that the PM picks outfits based on elections, bending […]]]>

Chief Minister of Telangana. K Chandrashekar Rao was someone the BJP could rely on – so why exactly did he suddenly go ballistic? KCR, as it is known, attacked not only the BJP, or the Centre, but the PM, mocking its famous “Gujarat model” and alleging that the PM picks outfits based on elections, bending to states heading to the vote.

KCR and his party, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi or TRS, have sided with the BJP on crucial issues in parliament, voting with the ruling party and regularly breaking ranks with the opposition.

What changed? Check out these 13 reasons:

1. National role: KCR has national political ambitions. Targeting the prime minister is a surefire way to get noticed as a viable frontline leader ahead of the next general election. It also presents him to other opposition leaders as a daredevil partner, fearless in taking the fight to the Prime Minister’s doorstep.

2. State vs Center and Regional vs National: KCR often speaks of the two national parties, the Congress and the BJP, failing the needs of the states. KCR would like to take advantage of any disillusionment with national parties and sees an opportunity for regional players like him to present an alternative. He therefore denounces the prime minister’s “Gujarat model” or election victory strategies as social media gimmicks while claiming that he on the other hand is leading the real state model.

3. Fluent in Hindi: KCR speaks Hindi and English as well as Telugu and Urdu. During Tuesday’s press conference, where he announced his intention to play a national role, KCR spoke at length and clearly not only in Telugu and English, but also in Hindi, especially when targeting the Center – it ensures that a national audience knows exactly what he said. This is a big advantage he enjoys over several other leaders like Chandrababu Naidu, MK Stalin or Deve Gowda. KCR’s ability to communicate well in Hindi could make it more acceptable and visible nationally.

4. Domestic constraints: On the national territory, KCR will fight against two anti-incumbent mandates; India’s youngest state will then vote in 2023. In 2018, he brought state elections forward by a few months and managed to improve his party’s score to 88 (out of 117). The Congress has been the main opposition in Telangana so far, but the BJP has gained a foothold and is aggressively trying to grow. He must therefore control the BJP, which is why the party and the Prime Minister are now his target.

5. “The underprivileged need me”: The chief minister used his post-budget press conference to project the BJP as a party that does not care about backward castes, farmers or the poor. He shared figures for the allocations made by the Center and compared them to the allocations made by his own government to suggest that he is the true champion of the underprivileged.

6. Is imitation the best form of flattery? KCR often likes to point out that the schemes it has introduced as Rhythu Bandhu (Direct investment support which gives each farmer owner Rs 8,000 per acre every year), Mission Bhagiratha (a tap in each dwelling to supply water), Aarogyasri​ (health insurance) have been copied by the Center in the form of Kisan Samman, Jal Jeevan and Ayushman Bharatbut adds that his own projects have better reach and reach.

7. Secure on the Home Front: KCR is undeniably Telangana’s greatest political leader. Within his TRS party, he is the undisputed leader and there is no major internal crisis. There is a clear succession plan with son KT Rama Rao emerging as a tech-savvy leader who has impressed the next generation. This leaves KCR free to look beyond its territory and play a national role.

8. Skip Local, Skip National: Locally, KCR faces an aggressive BJP leadership targeting it on multiple issues such as what farmers are paid for food grains, not enough jobs for youths, alleged family rule and concentration of power, alleged corruption. But he does not want to raise the visibility of these largely local leaders, by being seen reacting to their allegations, so he prefers to target PM Modi, whose popularity could also cost him votes in the election.

9. Farmers’ anger: With a bumper crop in Telangana, procurement was becoming a challenge for the Telangana government. BJP leaders accused the KCR of asking farmers not to grow paddy in rabi (to alleviate oversupply), but the KCR blamed the Center for refusing to buy the paddy. He organized a maha dharna of farmers in Hyderabad a day before the withdrawal of agricultural laws in Delhi, and declared himself the political voice of farmers in the country.

10. Road Less Traveled: KCR’s attempts to assemble a non-BJP, non-Congress front failed ahead of the 2019 election. But KCR is not giving up. He has already met leaders like MP Stalin, Tejashwi Yadav, Pinarayi Vijayan and leftist leaders, and plans to meet Uddhav Thackeray soon. He knows it will be difficult to come together for a common minimum agenda, but believes that the anger of non-BJP states over decaying federalism and the real fear that the BJP will expand its foothold provide them with enough grounds for unity. .

11. India for All: While never hesitating to flaunt its attachment to Hindu rituals, KCR is also scathing about the BJP’s alleged divisive politics and says the youth must come together for a better India as ‘no one goes to Afghanistan to invest’ . They come to places like Telangana which have a pleasant environment, he insists, pointing to the state’s progressive industrial policy, atmosphere of community friendship and peace here which brings capital investment.

12. Motivate young people: KCR insists India will ‘respond’ at the right time, as it did during the emergency, and says its long-running campaign for statehood for Telangana was fueled by the support and public participation, and that he had motivated the young people, sending them away with the need for revolution, and thus Telangana was born even though many were dismissive and mocked at his efforts.

13. KCR has had a long run in public life: He started with Congress, was a founding member of Telugu Desam with NTR (they quickly formed the government), he is senior to main rival Chandrababu Naidu, twice served as Minister of State in Andhra Pradesh . He then founded his own party and led the agitation that gave birth to India’s youngest state. He served as Union Minister in the UPA (2004-2006) and has a good personal relationship with key opposition leaders like Sharad Pawar, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Shibu Soren and Lalu Yadav. KCR has the networking and lobbying skills essential to its aspirations for a role across India.

(Uma Sudhir is Editor-in-Chief, NDTV)

Disclaimer: These are the personal opinions of the author.

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Tuesday headlines: Tragedy as missing three-year-old child found dead and all the latest Covid news https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-tragedy-as-missing-three-year-old-child-found-dead-and-all-the-latest-covid-news/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 19:09:19 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-tragedy-as-missing-three-year-old-child-found-dead-and-all-the-latest-covid-news/ Good evening and welcome to this daily briefing from the Daily Record. Today’s top stories include tragic news of a missing two-year-old who was found dead in a garden as well as all the latest Covid news like 26 cases of Stealth Omicron identified in Scotland. Here are all the headlines to keep you up […]]]>

Good evening and welcome to this daily briefing from the Daily Record.

Today’s top stories include tragic news of a missing two-year-old who was found dead in a garden as well as all the latest Covid news like 26 cases of Stealth Omicron identified in Scotland.

Here are all the headlines to keep you up to date.

Missing two-year-old girl found dead in garden after three-day police search



The little girl after she disappeared around 4 p.m. on Saturday January 29

A two-year-old girl who has been missing since Saturday has been found dead in a garden after being reported missing.

A frantic search for the missing toddler had been launched by police in a bid to find the little girl after she disappeared around 4pm on January 29.

However, officers today confirmed she was found dead in a garden at an address in Reede Road, Barking, less than four miles from where she went missing.

Read more.

Nicola Sturgeon confirms 26 cases of new ‘sub’ variant of Omicron in Scotland



Nicholas Sturgeon
Nicholas Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon announced that 26 cases of a new “sub” variant of Omicron have been detected.

The Prime Minister said there was “no evidence” that BA.2 led to more serious disease, but added that it could be more transmissible than conventional Omicron.

Scientists are monitoring BA.2, which has been designated as a covid variant under study.

Read more.

Weather chaos in Scotland as Met Office issues another 65mph wind warning after storms




Another wind warning has been issued in Scotland as strong gusts continue to hit large parts of the country.

The Met Office’s latest yellow warning is in place across the North East and North of Scotland. The alert has been in place since 6 a.m. this morning.

Forecasters say winds of up to 65mph are expected to batter exposed coastal areas, with the likes of Sutherland, Caithness and Orkney seeing the worst of conditions.

Read more.

Dr. Michael Mosley’s new weight loss diet ‘can burn up to five pounds of fat a week’



Diet expert Dr Michael Mosley has created a new weight loss plan

Diet expert Dr. Michael Mosley has created a new weight loss plan that claims to help you lose up to five pounds in a week.

The doctor regularly appears on the hit daytime show This Morning where he is considered their resident weight loss expert.

He created the famous 5:2 diet, but his newest – the Fast 800 Keto plan – should see weight loss results.

Read more.

No decision yet for legacy benefit claimants awaiting court ruling over possible £1,500 DWP arrears



Legacy benefit claimants await outcome of ruling on backdated payments of £20 Universal Credit Weekly Boost paid during lockdown
Legacy benefit claimants await outcome of ruling on backdated payments of £20 Universal Credit Weekly Boost paid during lockdown

Almost two million people across Scotland and the rest of the UK are still waiting for a judge to rule on whether the UK government’s decision not to extend the £20 increase to claimants on legacy benefits and providing them with additional support during the pandemic was right.

People on Universal Credit have received a £20 weekly increase from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) from April 2020 to October 2021 to help with additional costs incurred during the coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdowns.

Read more.

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MPs return to work, Covid restrictions lifted, nurses’ vaccine pass in effect and ski lessons online https://thistuesday.org/mps-return-to-work-covid-restrictions-lifted-nurses-vaccine-pass-in-effect-and-ski-lessons-online/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 07:41:44 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/mps-return-to-work-covid-restrictions-lifted-nurses-vaccine-pass-in-effect-and-ski-lessons-online/ The long Christmas holidays are over for Finnish MPs. Parliament gets back to work on Tuesday. Image: Silja Viitala/Yle 1.2. 09:41•Update 1.2. 10:22 Parliament resumes work after the Christmas recess on Tuesday, and there is a long list of items in the legislature’s inbox. Helsingin Sanomat has a summary (siirryt toiseen palveluun)major issues. The government […]]]>

The long Christmas holidays are over for Finnish MPs.

Parliament gets back to work on Tuesday. Image: Silja Viitala/Yle

Parliament resumes work after the Christmas recess on Tuesday, and there is a long list of items in the legislature’s inbox. Helsingin Sanomat has a summary (siirryt toiseen palveluun)major issues.

The government plans to present 166 legislative proposals in the spring and another 122 in the fall. HS suggests that individual laws will not be a source of huge conflict, but the broad outlines of the government’s economic policies will spark heated debate among MPs.

Government parties have agreed to propose jobs measures that will improve public finances by €110 million a year, with a deadline of February 15 to come up with a package.

Opposition parties have criticized the government for its reluctance to implement unemployment benefit cuts to try to get people back to work, but reduced access to early pensions for older jobseekers has agreed earlier by the government parties.

Meanwhile, climate measures must also be debated, as the government reinforces its target to be carbon neutral by 2035.

This includes measures to reduce emissions from transport and agriculture, two contentious issues.

The ending theme that HS reports is Covid. Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) said on Monday it believed restrictions could be lifted this month, but government parties are meeting on Wednesday to discuss further.

Restrictions lifted

Iltalehti has a list (siirryt toiseen palveluun) Covid rules changing on Tuesday February 1st. Restaurants serving primarily food can remain open until 9 p.m., with alcohol sales ending at 5 p.m. and a restriction on numbers to 75% capacity.

Movie theaters can reopen in many areas, as can gyms and swimming pools. The recommendation for higher education institutions to switch to distance learning ends, with institutions having to decide how they proceed.

Border checks of passengers from Schengen countries also ended on January 31, while checks of passengers from non-Schengen EU countries end on February 1.

All passengers arriving from outside the EU therefore remain subject to Covid pass checks and require proof of Covid vaccination or recovery and a negative Covid test result.

The government has also lifted its recommendation that people only meet with five people outside their family at a time.

Vaccines for caregivers

Meanwhile, Ilta-Sanomat has a report (siirryt toiseen palveluun) on the establishment of an obligation to vaccinate people in contact with people at risk of serious complications from Covid, which comes into force on Tuesday. Different regions of Finland interpret the rules differently.

In Tampere, nothing will change, unvaccinated nurses will be able to continue working. But in Turku, refusing to be vaccinated against Covid could lead to lost wages.

Tampere will reassess the situation on February 14. He uses a clause in the law that allows employers to use unvaccinated staff in extenuating circumstances, saying staff absences mean they have little choice.

A local health official told IS that absences are currently three times higher than normal.

While nurses should take the vaccine to protect themselves, according to Nohynek, they do not prevent infection and transmission – so they will not ensure patients are protected against Covid.

Online ski lessons

It’s the peak of the ski season in Finland, with cross-country trails covering most of the country after heavy snowfall over the weekend.

The nature of the sport is that many people have long breaks between skiing opportunities, due to lack of snow, equipment or interest.

The video shows the proper technique for those looking to do Nordic-style cross-country skiing, and the accompanying article includes tips on where to go for decent trails and even in-person lessons.

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Tuesday Newspapers: Russian Media Silent, Dry January and Student Deal | News https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-russian-media-silent-dry-january-and-student-deal-news/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 07:32:18 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-russian-media-silent-dry-january-and-student-deal-news/ As the United States and NATO prepare for a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, Finnish newspapers explore Russian media reactions to NATO talks in Finland. Finland observed Dry January or “tipaton tammikuu” for decades, while maintaining a state monopoly on alcohol sales. Image: Petri Aaltonen / Yle 25.1. 09:32•Update 25.1. 09:53 Russia is less than […]]]>

As the United States and NATO prepare for a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, Finnish newspapers explore Russian media reactions to NATO talks in Finland.

Finland observed Dry January or “tipaton tammikuu” for decades, while maintaining a state monopoly on alcohol sales. Image: Petri Aaltonen / Yle

Russia is less than enthusiastic about the prospect of NATO expanding to its northwestern border. That said, Russian media criticized Finland and Sweden for revisiting NATO membership issue, writes Helsingin Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

While some Russian commentators said Russia’s actions were pushing Finland into the arms of NATO, others suggested Finland was not acting in a friendly manner. The media, for example, described Finland’s purchase of F-35s as a “hostile gesture towards Russia”.

State media Ria Novosti claimed Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto and prime minister Sanna Marin knowingly or unknowingly playing into the hands of the US-led alliance. A Russian defence-focused think tank published an article suggesting that “it would be better to warn the northern neighbors of what awaits them if they choose the wrong side and what they will be left with if they do it”.

Russia’s official policy towards Finland’s NATO membership has not changed in the meantime. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently said that Russia respects Finnish and Swedish sovereignty and that it is up to “their people” whether or not to join the alliance.

Will Finland join NATO? This week’s All Points North takes stock of the debate. After months of discussion and diplomacy by political leaders, Finland’s commitment to the so-called “NATO option” is clear.

Daily drinkers

With Finland in the middle of its annual month of abstinence from alcohol, tipaton tammikuu, readers of Ilta-Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun) are flocking to a story about alcohol causing liver damage sooner than people think.

As in the rest of Europe, liver disease is a growing problem in Finland, according to Kaarlo Simojoki, a substance abuse expert at the University of Helsinki.

Drinking one to three servings of alcohol with a meal on a daily basis is enough to cause cirrhosis of the liver if this habit persists for longer.

“It’s something that people don’t understand. When it comes to liver health, another thing that’s important, in addition to quantities, is whether the liver is under regular stress,” explained Simojoki.

study pays

Business magazine Talouselämä (siirryt toiseen palveluun) reports that graduating on time pays off, citing research by Kela showing that she partially repaid student loans belonging to approximately 55,000 people between 2015 and 2021 for graduating on time.

Finland’s policy of partially repaying state-funded student loans for those who complete their studies on time has led to more people taking out loans. The share of students who take out loans has increased from 55% to 63%, while the total amount of average loans has increased from around 12,000 to 14,000 euros.

Figures indicate that the state’s carrot to get people into the job market faster led to 55% of students graduating on schedule, up from 48% in 2014.

Loan repayments cover 40% of loans over €2,500.

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Tuesday’s headlines: All updates as Scotland’s Covid restrictions are lifted https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-all-updates-as-scotlands-covid-restrictions-are-lifted/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:57:47 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-all-updates-as-scotlands-covid-restrictions-are-lifted/ Good evening and welcome to today’s Daily Record briefing. Main stories include all the breaking news as most Covid restrictions are set to be lifted in Scotland, disgust at ‘dirty panties’ found in hotel and weather updates. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up to date. Nicola Sturgeon covid update LIVE as restrictions […]]]>

Good evening and welcome to today’s Daily Record briefing.

Main stories include all the breaking news as most Covid restrictions are set to be lifted in Scotland, disgust at ‘dirty panties’ found in hotel and weather updates.

Here’s everything you need to know to keep up to date.

Nicola Sturgeon covid update LIVE as restrictions are lifted on pubs and nightclubs



Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon will give an update to parliament at a later date

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that all of Scotland’s covid restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron wave over the festive period will end next Monday.

The Prime Minister said nightclub closures and the requirement for table service in hospitality would end.

Participation limits for indoor events will also be lifted.

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Man’s disgust as he finds ‘dirty panties’ behind his bed in Scottish hotel



David Craig says he found the underwear in the back of his hotel bed
David Craig says he found the underwear in the back of his hotel bed

Mechanic David Craig booked a hotel in Inverness to catch up with old friends – and ended up making a dirty discovery behind his bedroom bed.

David, 52, discovered a pair of soiled women’s underwear when he moved the bed into his bedroom to retrieve his car keys.

The floor under the bed in the Holiday Inn Express Inverness was also littered with bits of rotting food and a solid layer of dust indicating that it hadn’t been cleaned in some time.

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The three Scottish villages named among the UK’s ‘chicest’



Scotland's chicest villages have been named
Scotland’s chicest villages have been named

Three Scottish villages have been ranked among the “most chic” in the UK.

In the Telegraph’s list of The 54 poshest villages in Britainonly three Scottish locations made it into the guide which selects the fanciest villages based on a combination of the highest house prices, the best lifestyle amenities, connectivity and “the attractiveness of the chocolate box”.

According to the newspaper, 60% of Savills estate agents reported seeing an increase in demand for rental accommodation in the most desirable locations in the countryside during the pandemic.

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Scottish pub bouncer ‘The Devil’ caged after horror attacks on ex-partners



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Kevin Raymond was jailed or six years for life-threatening attacks on women

A pub bouncer nicknamed ‘the devil’ has been given an extended six-year prison sentence after being found guilty of life-threatening attacks on his former lovers.

Kevin Raymond, 28, subjected women to years of violent abuse and he was on the sex offender registry for ten years for committing a sexual assault on one of his victims.

Raymond reportedly showed no idea of ​​the impact his crimes had on his victims and he tried to minimize what he did to them.

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Weather forecast for Scotland as the Met Office warns a freezing ‘Arctic plunge’ will occur this evening



An arctic loon could develop

Scotland is expected to experience sub-zero temperatures tonight as forecasters warn of a freezing ‘Arctic dip’.

The mercury dropped to -2 in Aberdeenshire on Tuesday morning after a clear night as astronomers looked skyward to see the Wolf Moon, the first full moon of the year.

Parts of the UK also woke up with a cold start and a dense fog weather warning in place

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Tuesday’s headlines: Nicola Sturgeon update and tot who ‘passed out’ from bleach burn https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-nicola-sturgeon-update-and-tot-who-passed-out-from-bleach-burn/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:30:39 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-nicola-sturgeon-update-and-tot-who-passed-out-from-bleach-burn/ Good evening and welcome to the Daily Record headline news. Today’s Best Stories include all updates to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement from earlier today, who passed out from a bleach burn as well as a tragic accident. Here are the latest titles from Scotland and beyond today. Eight announcements Nicola Sturgeon made during her Covid update […]]]>

Good evening and welcome to the Daily Record headline news.

Today’s Best Stories include all updates to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement from earlier today, who passed out from a bleach burn as well as a tragic accident.

Here are the latest titles from Scotland and beyond today.

Eight announcements Nicola Sturgeon made during her Covid update earlier today



Nicola Sturgeon spoke at Holyrood earlier today

Nicola Sturgeon announced changes to current Covid restrictions during an address to the Scottish Parliament earlier today.

Measures regarding large outdoor gatherings have been removed, while restrictions on hospitality have been extended at least for a short time.

We were also informed about the progress of the vaccination program and the latest situation in Scottish hospitals.

The Prime Minister said there were signs of “encouragement” amid the ongoing Omicron wave – but warned the Scots to remain cautious.

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Tot ‘passed out in pain’ after being burned by boiling bleach in freak incident at Scottish nursery



Blake Nilssen suffered horror burns
Blake Nilssen suffered horror burns

10-month-old child has been second-degree burned and may be ‘scarred for life’ after boiling water and bleach on him in a Scottish nursery, while staff did not call ambulance.

Little Blake Nilssen suffered a knockdown from an unsupervised cleaning bucket while trying to get up at the Little Dreams Nursery in Aberdeen.

His suffering worsened after the staff covered him with paper towels and when they took them off, blisters began to form.

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Scottish heavy truck driver killed three people in horror crash while browsing “adult” sites



Truck driver Ion Onut sentenced to eight years and ten months in prison

A Scottish heavy truck driver has been jailed for eight years and ten months after killing three people in a ‘fireball’ crash at 58mph while browsing an adult site on his phone.

Romania-born Ion Onut, 41, who lives in Galashiels, was “looking for casual sex with strangers” on the “Shag Today” app and another called “Mystic Match”.

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Police investigation launched after two bodies were found in Paisley’s apartment



Police remained stationed on the property this afternoon

An investigation was opened after a man and woman were found dead in a Paisley apartment.

Police were called to a property on rue Espedair on Monday evening where they made the grim discovery.

Emergency services stormed the Charleston neighborhood street around 7 p.m., where the bodies of the 38-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were found.

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Essential PIP review tips for people who want to keep their DWP payments this year



People who are nearing the end of their PIP scholarship should know what to expect when taking the exam
People who are nearing the end of their PIP scholarship should know what to expect when taking the exam

Latest news on Scottish Perks

When a person receives a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), they will be notified in writing of the duration of the award.

PIP awards may be awarded for a period of three months to 10 years, however, the DWP has the right to review this award notice at any time.

Typically, if it is for a fixed number of years, you will receive this exam form to complete up to one year before the end of your current scholarship.

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Tuesday Headlines: Scot “Kills Wife” in Mississippi After Moving to US to Start New Life https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-scot-kills-wife-in-mississippi-after-moving-to-us-to-start-new-life/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:28:02 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-scot-kills-wife-in-mississippi-after-moving-to-us-to-start-new-life/ Welcome to the Daily Record Tuesday briefing. Top stories you need to know today include the Scotsman who was charged with murder in the United States and the “worst postcodes” in Scotland. Here are the latest titles from Scotland and beyond today. Scot “kills his wife” in Mississippi after moving to the United States to […]]]>

Welcome to the Daily Record Tuesday briefing.

Top stories you need to know today include the Scotsman who was charged with murder in the United States and the “worst postcodes” in Scotland.

Here are the latest titles from Scotland and beyond today.

Scot “kills his wife” in Mississippi after moving to the United States to start a new life



Wayne Fraser has been charged with the murder of his wife

A Scotsman has been accused of shooting his wife in their American apartment.

Wayne Fraser, originally from Aberdeen, moved to start a new life in the United States and was married to Natalie Ryan-Fraser, 55.

But U.S. prosecutors charged Fraser with killing his wife, who used a wheelchair, on December 30.

She was visiting her 45-year-old husband at his rented apartment in Caledonia, Mississippi, while he was working away from their home in San Angelo, Texas.

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Locals rated ‘worst postcodes for living in Scotland’



East Kilbride Bus Station and Shopping Center
East Kilbride has been described as a “slice of hell”

The list of the worst postcodes for living in Scotland has been revealed – along with reviews offered by the people who live there.

Showcasing both big cities and small towns, the list sees locals giving their opinions on issues in their area.

The popular ILiveHere review website is where people can take a look at their area and boy, if they weren’t holding back.

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Scottish mother gives birth on M8 after dog-walking midwife hears her screams



Maverick David Catrwirght was born on the hard shoulder
Baby Maverick David Catrwirght shortly after birth on the M8 emergency lane

A mother-to-be gave birth on the emergency lane of Scotland’s busiest motorway after a midwife heard her screams while walking her dog.

Nicole Traynor was on her way to Wishaw General Hospital on New Years Day when her father was forced to pull over next to the M8 as she started giving birth.

The 28-year-old, from Coatbridge, was in the front passenger seat when she felt the top of her baby’s head suddenly appear.

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Amber Gibson murder cops arrest second man in connection with teenager’s death



Amber Gibson's body was found near Cadzow Glen in Hamilton in late November.
Amber Gibson’s body was found near Cadzow Glen in Hamilton in late November.

A second man has been arrested in connection with the death of teenage Amber Gibson.

The 43-year-old is in police custody and is due in court on Wednesday.

Amber, 16, was reported missing from her home in Hamilton, Lanarkshire on November 26.

His body was found near Cadzow Glen, in the town, two days later.

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John Swinney hints at self-isolation rule changes in Scotland as calls increase to reduce period to 7 days



Deputy Prime Minister John Swinney says he regrets not restricting football fans earlier
Deputy Prime Minister John Swinney says he regrets not restricting football fans earlier

John Swinney has hinted that the covid self-isolation rules in Scotland could be reduced from 10 to seven days.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Covid Recovery Minister revealed that Nicola Sturgeon would issue an update on the isolation situation on Wednesday during a virtual session of the Scottish Parliament.

At present, Scotland is the only country in the UK that requires people to self-isolate for 10 days, but that could change upon announcement.

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