Kenges Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova renovated and equipped children hospital surgery room in Semey

Kenges Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova renovated and equipped children hospital surgery room in Semey

President and one of the founders of the Saby charity, Aselle Tasmagambetova has inaugurated the all-new surgery wing of the pediatric emerge response in the city of Semey. Kenges Rakishev, a co-founder and prominent businessman, and Ermak Salimov, the city mayor, were also participating in the event. Construction and renovation works were done by Saby foundation in December 2019. The ER pediatric surgery is equipped with every up-to-date technological piece that is needed to accomplish the difficult medical tasks. “Emergency pediatric surgery” Saby’s charity program was launched in 2018. The…

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Scandal erupts over Polish court reform

Scandal erupts over Polish court reform

A long-running controversy in Poland over the government’s judicial reforms intensified Wednesday (29 January) when its two top bodies — the Constitutional and Supreme courts — clashed over the appointment of judges. The Constitutional Court took issue with a ruling last week by the Supreme Court that judges chosen by new government-backed institutions could be politically influenced in any verdicts they make. In a statement, the Constitutional Court — whose main role is to ensure that any laws the government makes comply with the constitution — said that it had…

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Scotland voted to keep EU flag to flies on wind

Scotland voted to keep EU flag to flies on wind

Scottish lawmakers on Wednesday (29 January) voted to keep the European Union flag flying outside the devolved parliament in Edinburgh after Brexit. The group that manages parliament had planned to lower the flag at 11.00 pm (2300 GMT) on Friday, when Britain officially leaves the EU. But members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) voted by 63 to 54 to overturn the decision after heated debate. Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh had warned ministers that flags “should not become a political issue” and that they “reflect our relationships in law”. Scotland voted…

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Europe wants a single data market to break the dominance of US technology giants

Europe wants a single data market to break the dominance of US technology giants

The European Union wants to create a single market in data aimed at challenging the dominance of tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, according to a European Commission proposal seen by Reuters. The proposal, which includes reining in big online platforms and could still be tweaked ahead of their presentation on Feb. 19, underlines the EU’s determination to break U.S. tech giants’ stranglehold on vast troves of data and better compete with Chinese rivals. “Currently a small number of big tech firms hold a large part of the…

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