Good evening. Here is the Thursday, September 30 edition of Today in Slovakia - the main news of the day in less than five minutes. For weekend events and news on travel and culture in Slovakia, see the latest edition of our Spectacular Slovakia newsletter. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement A peek inside a new hospital in Bratislava It is as if you are in the TV show 'House: M.D.' There are rooms with glass doors, single beds, and large en-suite bathrooms. There are also modern operating theatres. The company Svet Zdravia, part of the Penta group, showed the Sme daily what its hospital in Bratislava's Bory district looks like from the inside. Penta will open the hospital, located in the northwest of the capital, next spring. It should be fully operational from the autumn of 2023. Among other departments, the … [Read more...] about News digest: What does Bratislava’s newest hospital look like inside?
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September 29, 2022 - 21:07 BST Today star Jenna Bush Hager has opened up in the past about the ways she has rebelled and the mistakes she has made in the past Jenna Bush Hager has become one of the most beloved members of the Today Show family for her candid nature and bubbly personality. MORE: Jenna Bush Hager wears figure-hugging dress and strappy heels for late night television appearance However, she found fame long before that when she became the country's first daughter after her father, George W. Bush, was elected president of the United States in 2001. Loading the player... VIDEO: Jenna Bush Hager opens up about body image The time proved to be a tumultuous one for Jenna, however, as only a few months after his election, she and her sister Barbara were charged for both possession of alcohol and using a fake ID to purchase alcohol within a five-week period. Jenna has quite openly spoken about it on … [Read more...] about Today’s Jenna Bush Hager’s rebellious past revealed: ‘I had a public failure’
Today, our resident horoscope expert Russell Grant tells one star sign to avoid falling vitim to self-doubt, while another should know that if someone has let them down in the past, they are likely to do so again. Russell has plenty more to say after analysing the stars, and below you will find exactly what the universe has in store for you today, Friday, September 30. Aries A run in with someone who should belong to your past will stir up emotions you never thought you would feel again. You will be surprised by your reactions and this incident will cause you to spend some time reassessing what you have. Taurus A youngster’s lively behaviour or amusing comments will make you all laugh. If they see your reaction they could make this a habit, then it won’t be so amusing. A work related matter will annoy you but don’t try to force an issue with a superior. Patience is your best weapon to ensure you get what you want. Gemini Spread gossip and it will only come back on you. … [Read more...] about Horoscopes today: A run-in with someone from the past, impressing people with your talents and getting frustrated
Royal Mail workers have announced a 48-hour strike taking place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. It marks the start of 19 walk outs in total, all taking place over the course of October and November in deteriorating and long-running disputes over pay. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) confirmed the strikes earlier this year, after they were pushed back due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. It is a worry to the UK public, with the walk outs ongoing in the run up to the Christmas period. It leaves many wondering whether or not the Post Office is open all together, as even though the two organisations are separate, they are directly tied to one-another. Is the Post Office open on Friday and Saturday? Post Office workers have been striking since May ( Image: Getty Images) Post Office workers are not striking today, Friday and Saturday, so most branches are expected to be open. The difficultly however is that the Royal … [Read more...] about Is the Post Office open today and tomorrow? — and how will Royal Mail strike affect you?
Last modified on Sep 30, 2022 09:04 BST Hoda Kotb house: see where the Today show host lives with her two daughters following her split from fiancé Joel Schiffman Hoda Kotb has been open about life as a single mom since her split from fiancé Joel Schiffman in January, as they continue to amicably co-parent their two young daughters, Haley and Hope. MORE: Hoda Kotb's love story with Joel Schiffman - how they met unexpectedly The Today star previously revealed that after "really meaningful conversations", the former couple decided they were "better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple". Loading the player... WATCH: Hoda Kotb celebrates birthday inside beautiful private home The former couple owned two beautiful homes together – an apartment in New York, and a four-bedroom waterfront property on Long Island – where Hoda is believed to still be living with the girls … [Read more...] about Inside Hoda Kotb’s two beautiful homes following split from ex Joel Schiffman
Vladimir Putin today announced his annexation of four provinces of Ukraine —four provinces that he does not fully control, that did not vote to join Russia, that have been the site of mass murder and mass deportation since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. With this statement, the Russian president is also declaring war. But this is not merely a war on Ukraine. Putin’s war—Russia’s war—is also a war on a particular idea of world order, and of international law, an idea upheld not just by Europeans and North Americans, but by most of the rest of the world, indeed by the United Nations itself. One core principle of this world order is that larger countries should not be able to grab parts of smaller countries, that mass slaughter of whole populations is unacceptable, that borders have international significance and cannot be changed through violence or on one dictator’s whim. Putin already challenged this idea in 2014, when he annexed Crimea. At the time he also held a sham … [Read more...] about Putin’s Newest Annexation Is Dire for Russia Too
When the news of 14-year-old Molly Russell's death came to light in 2019, it seemed to mark a watershed for social media. The case was so shocking, so haunting, that it seemed impossible to imagine social media sites could possibly stay the same. Coroner rules on schoolgirl's death - live updates Molly's father, Ian Russell, became a champion for online regulation, a cause the government eagerly picked up, promising to fix the problem once and for all with its Online Safety Bill. Even the social media companies were jolted into action. As public outrage grew, Instagram - where, in the months before her death, Molly "liked" videos of people falling off buildings or jumping in front of trains, presented in a way that glamourised suicide - changed its guidance to ban "graphic" suicide and self-harm content. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 0:51 Molly Russell's dad: 'There's always hope' Pinterest, which emailed … [Read more...] about Molly Russell’s death must mark watershed moment for social media
A guide to the books and movies that can help you understand one of the Supreme Court's most important, and most neglected, rulings: the one that secured the right to counsel for indigent defendants. The accompanying piece about the legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright is long -- probably longer than my dear editors would have liked -- but in many important ways it is not long enough. There is a great deal of relevant, interesting material worthy of a closer look that I did not include in my take on the 50th anniversary of the right to counsel. Here are some resources you should check out if you want to know more about this vital topic: 1. You simply have to start with Gideon's Trumpet , published in 1964 by Anthony Lewis, then and for many years afterward the New York Times ' Supreme Court reporter. The simple book is Lewis' masterwork, in my opinion, and one of the finest works about American law ever written. You can read it in less than a day; and you should; and if you do, … [Read more...] about So You Want to Learn More About the Gideon Case?
The restored gilded statue of the Archangel Michael can be viewed by the public in the courtyard of the Old Town Hall in Bratislava until October 2, when the sculpture will be placed at the top of the Michalská Veža tower again. The statue of Archangel Michael slaying the dragon was removed from the tower during its general reconstruction last year. (Source: TASR - Dano Veselský) TRAVEL Have you experienced Žilina Region’s cycling routes? There are more than 3,000 kilometres of marked cycling routes in Žilina Region, and new ones are still being created. In the north of Slovakia, in the area of Malá Fatra, Rajecká Dolina, Turiec, Orava, Kysuce and Liptov, cyclists who do not fear hills or who have e-bikes will enjoy the rides. Every region also has easier paths for families with children or those looking for a pleasant pedal. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video … [Read more...] about Weekend: How do you feel about your mother-in-law?
FASHION brands may be becoming more size-inclusive but this can sometimes be lacking, especially when it comes to celebrity or influencer collaborations. With Boohoo recently launching their summer collection in collaboration with actress Megan Fox, fashionistas were quick to wonder just how inclusive this range will be, and if it lives up to the hype. One fashion youtuber, Andrea Buller , ordered a haul of the collection to test just how well these clothes would fit someone with a midsize body. The first item she tried on was the premium mirror-disc mini dress , which she purchased for $100. The dress is currently on sale in the UK with 15% off at £59.50. The dress only comes in a small, medium, or large, with Andrea purchasing the large. “Please keep in mind, this goes for $100,” quips Andrea, before showing that the dress can’t even get over bust. MORE IN FASHION CASH SPLASH I'm a size 16 and bought the viral SKIMS dress - it was … [Read more...] about I’m midsize and tried the Boohoo x Megan Fox collection – it was a huge disaster and definitely NOT for women with boobs