Photo from UNIAN The Verkhovna Rada did not support the presidential bill concerning e-declaration of assets by anti-corruption activists. The parliament did not support in the first reading the draft law "On amending certain legislative acts to ensure transparency to the public information on the financing of NGOs and the use of international technical assistance" (registration No. 6674), submitted by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Only 157 MPs backed this decision (with the necessary minimum of 226 people), an UNIAN correspondent reports. The Verkhovna Rada also failed to support in the first reading draft law "On amending the Law of Ukraine 'On Prevention of Corruption' on the specifics of financial control of certain categories of persons" (registration No. 6271), submitted by the Batkivshchyna faction. Some 156 MPs voted for this decision. The parliament did not support the decision to send bills for revision to the committee and authors of the legislative initiative, so … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s parliament fails to cancel e-declarations for anti-corruption activists
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A BUDDING actress left housebound by crippling endometriosis claims she visited the doctor 100 times before she was diagnosed. Issie Lowe, 21, suffered with what she thought was bad period pain for years before she was referred to a specialist. At its worst the pain feels like she is being stabbed or kicked in the stomach, she said. The children’s entertainer has lived with the pain since she was 14 and claims to have lost jobs and friendships because of it. “When you start your period you have bad pains so I just thought it was normal,” Issie said. “As I got older they just got worse. I would go to the doctors and they told me not to worry and that it would stop eventually. “I would have to pull out of PE lessons and from the age of 15 I started feeling paranoid – I was asking 'why can’t I do this when others can?' “If you think about the worst possible period pain and then times it by a hundred that it was it is like. “It … [Read more...] about Budding actress, 21, left housebound by crippling ‘period pains’ is diagnosed with endometriosis after ‘100 visits to the doctors’
Tributes have flooded in for a 21-year-old killed in an Easter Sunday horror smash. Kavana Taylor died when the BMW 1 Series he was driving collided with a Volkswagen Polo in Rochdale at 1.30am. Dozens of bunches of flowers and messages of condolence were left at the scene of the crash, near Castleton railway station on Manchester Road. Kavana’s devastated family and friends gathered at the site on Sunday afternoon. Among the mourners were his mum Claire, 39, and dad Ian, 55. Kavana, who celebrated his 21st birthday just a fortnight ago and leaves behind a 13-year-old sister and six-year-old brother, was a popular former pupil at Cardinal Langley and Whitworth high schools. Speaking at the scene, heartbroken Mr Taylor told how his ‘motorbike-mad’ son ‘lived life to the full’. He told the M.E.N.: “He will be sadly missed by a lot of people. He was just a lovely lad, very well-mannered. “It’s been a big comfort to see all the messages and … [Read more...] about Tributes flood in for 21-year-old Kavana Taylor the BMW driver killed in an Easter Sunday horror crash
MANY smokers have swapped traditional cigarettes for of e-cigs in recent years. Vaping devices are designed with the goal of helping smokers quit and are billed as a healthier alternative. Here's all the info on vaping and e-cigarettes... What is vaping? Vaping is the process of smoking e-cigarettes, allowing a person to inhale nicotine without other harmful substances in tobacco. Millions of Brits now get their nicotine hit via the devices, and they are growing in popularity. The first modern e-cigarettes were developed by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik who wanted to create a safer alternative to smoking. E-cigs and vaping pens come with a tiny sensor and computer chip that activate a heater, which warms up the nicotine inside every time a person takes a draw. When the liquid nicotine warms up it vapourises, creating a vapour that users can then suck through the mouthpiece. But, e-cigarettes are still relatively new, and much more research is needed to explore the true effect they have on … [Read more...] about Is vaping bad for you, what are the laws on e-cigarettes and are they safer than regular tobacco?
News / UK and world by Press Association March 29, 2018, 2:01 pm Updated: March 29, 2018, 4:57 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter An air passenger passed through an electronic border gate using her cousin’s passport, a watchdog report reveals. Inspectors witnessed the apparently unintentional “spoofing” during observations at Stansted Airport in Essex. The report said: “A passenger managed to gain entry via an e-Passport gate using her cousin’s passport. “However, when the cousin tried to use the first passenger’s passport she was rejected, twice, at different gates. “At this point, the first passenger returned to the gates to hand the correct passport to her cousin.” The incident was spotted by a monitoring officer who intercepted the two passengers, who were re-directed to a staffed immigration control desk. First introduced in the UK in 2008, around 240 e-Passport gates … [Read more...] about Electronic passport ‘spoofing’ flagged up in watchdog report