Kenes Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova rewarded young dombra musicians

Kenes Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova rewarded young dombra musicians

Developing talent takes a lot of time, effort and dedication. It also needs a lot of funding. Kenes Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova understand it well. Their fund is the organizer of Dombyra-Dastan contest, one of the most prestigious in Kazakhstan. Kenes Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova made it clear: all winners will get prizes in real cash, in effect immediately. It differs from other contests. “As you know, the winners of various competitions often face the fact that the payment of prizes takes place for quite a long time after the…

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Major salad leaf recall initiated

Major salad leaf recall initiated

Supermarket chain Albert Heijn, Carrefour and Colruyt recall various lettuce products after exceeding the norm of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. They do this in consultation with the Federal Agency for the safety of the food chain (FASFC). Albert Heijn has a curly lettuce blend and arugula blend, Carrefour has four head lettuce products and a soft lettuce mix, and Colruyt has oak leaf lettuce. Customers are asked not to eat the product and return it. Chlorpyrifos only causes health problems if it is consumed in large quantities, it is stated in…

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Belgium repatriates six Islamic State wives, sixteen children

Belgium repatriates six Islamic State wives, sixteen children

Belgium has repatriated six IS women and sixteen children from Syria. This is confirmed by the Belgian government. The women went straight to prison, because of their ties to the genocidal terrorist organization. The children, all under the age of twelve, are taken care of by the Youth Department. Parliamentarian Koen Metsu of the right-wing NV-A is critical of the repatriation of IS women. “This government is playing with our security,” he said. This is not the first time that Belgium has taken back IS women and children. Last year,…

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BA 5, better known as ‘stealth COVID’ is now the dominant strain

BA 5, better known as ‘stealth COVID’ is now the dominant strain

The latest Omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus, BA.5, is now dominant in Belgium and its share continues to grow rapidly with rising Covid-19 figures as a result. This is what we know about BA.5. While the BA.4 sub-variant has remained in the background since it was first discovered in mid-April, BA.5 is now responsible for the majority of new Covid-19 infections in Belgium. Last Friday, BA.5 still accounted for 42.2% of the infections, but the sub-variant has become dominant in the meantime, according to virologist Steven Van Gucht. “You often…

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News from the Ukrainian MoD as for 6.3.22

News from the Ukrainian MoD as for 6.3.22

08.00 State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports that 15 private houses were destroyed as a result of Russian occupiers’ missile strike on the private sector of Ovruch town. 5 private houses were ruined completely. Preliminary estimations suggest that there are no casualties. Also, according to the State Emergency Service, on the night of 6 March 6 2022 missile strikes destroyed 10 private houses in the town of Korosten. One person was killed and two more were injured. 09.00 Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said in an interview with Dmitry Gordon that…

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EU Reiterates its ‘unchanging’ position of non-recognition of so-called ‘Sadr’

EU Reiterates its ‘unchanging’ position of non-recognition of so-called ‘Sadr’

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday reiterated, in the clearest way, that its position has not changed regarding the Sahara issue, stressing that none of its Member States recognize the so-called “Sadr”. Responding to a question about an invitation that would be extended to the separatists to take part in the European Union-African Union summit, which opens Thursday in Brussels, EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Peter Stano, underlined that the European side did not invite the Polisario. “The fundamental point to clarify is that for this Summit,…

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Police in Antwerp targeted with fireworks during New Year’s Eve

Police in Antwerp targeted with fireworks during New Year’s Eve

Antwerp police had to intervene in several places around the city on New Year’s Eve. In total, 58 people were arrested, according to Belga News Agency. Several fires were also set off throughout the city. In the commune of Berchem, modeps, cars and bus shelters were destroyed. Due to the widespread unrest, Antwerp police said they were unable to check whether all restaurants respected the mandatory closing time of 11 pm. “We believe this rule was well respected overall, because there were a lot of people on the streets after…

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2021 one of the rainiest year in history in Belgium

2021 one of the rainiest year in history in Belgium

2021 was slightly colder than average in Belgium, according to observations by the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) in Uccle, Brussels. Globally however, the World Meteorological Organization noted that 2021 was the 6th warmest year in history, according to Belga News Agency. Throughout the year, temperatures did not exceed 29.5°C, RMI furthermore noted. A lower value than this was recorded only back in 1988. In addition, no heat waves were recorded, which ends a six-year heat wave streak. Heavy rain and floods The past year has also been characterized by high…

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Woman in Liège bites the arm of police officer during New Year’s Eve

Woman in Liège bites the arm of police officer during New Year’s Eve

A woman was arrested on New Year’s Eve after biting the arm of a police officer, a spokesperson for the Liège Police office said on Saturday. Neighbours in an apartment building had called the police to complain about noise from one of the apartments. As police arrived on the scene, one of the women in the apartment bit the arm of one of the officers, according to Belga News Agency.

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Laboratory sues government over covid testing scheme

Laboratory sues government over covid testing scheme

Bionext laboratories is taking the Luxembourg government to court over what is claims is unfair competition in the large-scale testing programme. The laboratory already threatened legal action in June when the government turned the large-scale testing (LST) programme into an on-demand service. It now said the government didn’t comply with rules on calls for tender, granting emergency authorisation to Laboratoires Réunis for the first LST phase and then making it mandatory for competitors to use the Fast Tracks Diagnostics test kit to be eligible. Only Laboratoires Réunis used compatible technology,…

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