Kyrgyzstan – the best place to visit in Central Asia

To start with, I am Proud to say that Kyrgyzstan is the most beautiful country in Central Asia, which is rounded with mountains and there are the Soviet planned building with modern. Lot of tourists call this place Central Asian’s Scotland because of this beautiful views and nature.

Living in London, United Kingdom I realised that a lot of people do not know where Kyrgyzstan is.

I am going to tell you how to plan your holidays in Kyrgyzstan, including the places that you have to visit, hospitality, culture and of course about visa.

However I think that you should know a bit of Kyrgyzstan’s history.

Kyrgyzstan was a part of Soviet Union with other 15 countries and this county took part in World War II, and celebrate Victory Day on 9th of May.

It is bounded by Kazakhstan on northwest and north, and by China on the east and south, by Uzbekistan and  Tajikistan on the west and south.

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Kyrgyzstan is a Muslim country but it also has a lot of other different religious.

It has 7 regions: Chyi, Issyk – Kul, Naryn, Osh, Jalal-Abat, Batken, Talas. The capital city of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek, which is in region of Chyi.

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Kyrgyzstanis were traditionally nomadic people. During the 19th century Kyrgyzstan became a major area of Russian colonisation and that did much to change traditional Kyrgyz way of life.

Kyrgyzstan became an independent country when the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991. After 7 months of independence they adopted their own flag, emblem and anthem.

Watching this video you will feel Kyrgyzstan’s spirit.

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Ala-Too square and Kyrgyz flag, national museum and statue of hero Manas 

About the Flag

The background of the flag is red and in the centre you can see sun with 40 rays. Its further symbolic attributes are light, nobility and eternity. On the sun you can see the tip of the yurt (tunduk). It is actually a depiction of the first thing that our ancestors saw when they were waking up in a yurt, namely the construction of the pinnacle of every Kyrgyz yurt with three crisscrossing laths across the circular opening at the top of the yurt.

Visa

All EU citizens except Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus don’t need visa and can stay in Kyrgyzstan for 60 days. In the case if you want to renew 60 days you can cross the Kazakh border which is one hour way from Bishkek and come back on the same day.

Hospitality

People in Kyrgyzstan very hospitable and appreciate older people. Whenever Kyrgyz people waiting for the guests they start their preparations very hard.They cook boorsok (traditional small squared bread fried on the pre-heated oil).

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Boorsok – national bread

After that all people stand next to the ram and the oldest person start to pray in reverence of ancestors and then the youngest boys who knows how to slaughter a ram start to do it. Later they start to cook meat in a water for 2-3 hours.

When the meat is cooked they took it out and it they start to separate to the different parts. This separated parts of meet brings to the guests in one big plate and an owner of the house start to give these parts to the guests, from the oldest to the youngest people they receive different parts of meet.

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Yurt traditional house

On the different plate brings a homemade spaghetti with the small cut meat and dressed in soup of the meat. This meal called Besh – Barmak.

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Besh Barmak

And the traditional bread Boorsok is the first that should be on the table ever before the guests comes. You will drink a nomadic, homemade drinks as a kumys (is a homemade drink which is can be as an alcohol if you drink too much) and also ayran. And also everyone should try kurut, is a dry salted cheese.

Also, Kyrgyz people cook a lot of soups and food from a flour, salads and meat.

Seasons in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is very seasonable country. It has 4 seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. On summer time it gets very hot and on winter very cold and has a lot of snow, which is good for winter sports. On autumn everything get very colored, the tree leaves become red, pink, yellow, orange and velvet.

The best time to visit is on June to September, because you will have more choices on different activities.

Russian Kyrgyz phrasebook

You will be needed to take this phrasebook as it will make your travel hundred times easier as not everyone speaks in English, especially old generation.

Kyrgyzstan is an amazing place to visit for all people on different seasons.

In this place a lot of mountains with the snow-iced peaks which are not melt for millennia. Some iced peaks melting for a lot of years and from that we get clean and mineral water.

Capital City – Bishkek

Bishkek is a capital city of Kyrgyzstan.

Bishkek is also biggest city and it has a lot of modern and soviet buildings, lots of shopping malls and it is also a home for lots of different nationalities.

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In the city people fluently speak in two languages, they are Russian and Kyrgyz. But on other regions people speak in Kyrgyz language.

In the city you would be able to meet a lot of different nations and have a walk to see the city. All the monuments and statues and in the center around the Ala – Too square and they are all near to each other.

Also, you can go to the 3 biggest markets in Bishkek.

The biggest one is Osh Bazar, you can find there anything you want and for the cheap prices. The second is Dordoi and third one is Ortosai.

K-pop in Kyrgyzstan

K-pop is getting popular nowadays in the world but in Kyrgyzstan is popular since 2009 and now is even much more popular. They have a lot of cover groups and teachers that will teach you K-pop dances. The most popular kpop cover group now is Youngkiss and Love iz. There are also two k-pop entertainment companies where you can go and take dance lessons. They are Moon Entertainment and Fam Entertainment.

This two Entertainments do quite a lot of festivals and you can go there and see how the best k-pop cover groups performs there. You will get a lot of new friends and will have a lot of fun.

Places to visit on summer time: 

Issyk – Kul (Pearl of Central Asia )

Kyrgyzstan has a lot of beautiful mountains and lakes, and the biggest mountain lake is Issyk-Kul (In translation means Hot lake). It is the seventh deepest lake in the world and tenth largest lake in the world by volume. Tourists call this place “Pearl of Central Asia”.

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Mountain Lake Issyk-Kul  

Around this lake mountains with the snow peaks and the lake fed from them. Around thousands lakes flows into the lake and not even one flows out.

The best time to visit this wonderfool place is between June and September because the water in the lake gets warm and the sand will be very hot which is good for your healt.

In Issyk – Kul, Cholpon-Ata you will find a lot of hotels and hostess, they can be far from the beach or very near that you just need to walk there.

The cost of stay is from £11 to £45+

Ala-Archa – National park

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Ala-Archa National park  

The national park is just in 45 minutes from capital city Bishkek, is the most touristic visited place.

This place is the best on the summer time as in the city gets very hot and the national park a lot of trees with cool rivers and the air temperature warm and fresh.

The campaign Ala Arch is located on 2100 meters above the sea level.

In Ala Arch you can enjoy with a fresh air and climb to the mountains and also if you wish you can stay in the hotel which is located there.

If you go there with a tour you will have to pay £31.48 and they will pick you up from the hotel and bring you back to any places on your request (snacks and drinks are included).

If you decide to go by yourself you will have to take public transport which will take longer to arrive there. Pay less than a £1 for the entrance fee and they will give you a lilt guide with a rules that you have to follow in the park. From the entrance you have to walk about 12km up to the mountain but you can go with hitching.

Winter holidays 

On winter holidays you can visit our mountains for skiing. The most popular ski bases is Karakol which is located in Issyk – Kul region. Karakol Ski Base is at 2040 meters and this is the highest ski resort in Central Asia.

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This mountain was used as a training base for Olympic athletes in Soviet time.

Ski pass will cost you for adults £9.85 and children (up to 12years old) £7.66. On holidays it will be a bit more expensive £13.14 for whole day, but if you are going for half day it will cost £9.85 and for children is the same.

They also have ski and snowboard rental at Ski Base.

Adult ski and snowboard set from £5.47 to £13.14 and for children is £4.38.

You will never regret about visiting Kyrgyzstan, as you can see it has virgin nature, fresh air, pearl water and is cheap to visit. Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty standards of different centuries and its sacrifices

You might heard a lot of time the words as “beauty requires sacrifice”. Sociologists said that women are ready to kill their selves for beauty. Is it actually like this? What people of all genders were doing before and what they are doing today to fit into different beauty standards?

From time to time the beauty standard is changing and I want to talk about how it has change and what are women and men ready to do to follow these standards.

Beauty was important to the women all this time and it even more important to men. Because it was a man who noted in the late 1700s that a woman’s “first merit is that of beauty.”

The words “beauty of pain” was actually like this some centuries ago. Women in 17th 18th and 19th centuries were actually killing their selves running after the beauty standards.

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Picture of woman from 18th century

If people nowadays are spending hours on the beach or going to the tanning salons to darken their complexions. People in 17th – 18th century’s major was having extremely pale skin. A women with a white skin was seen as a higher status, because she didn’t need to work under the sun in the fields all day. In the 18th century people were using lead powder to get their skin look pain. Using this product you were getting that result. Lead carbonate were believed to be effective in the treatment of certain skin pathologies, capable of eroding imperfections of the skin, polishing, cleaning and bleaching the face. If the phrase “bleaching face” sound dangerous you are absolutely right! But because of this type of makeup women would often report hair loss, damaged teeth, inflamed eyes, and even blackened skin. Also, it cosmetics brought paralysis, brain cancer and other fatal diseases.

Cochineal Insects

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To finish their look they were adding red paint to their lips and cheeks. To create the red pigments they went so far that it was delivered from the cochineal insects!

Tapeworm diet 

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Tapeworm

People in 17th century they had a ball inside if them were an eggs of the tapeworms and they were eating them. On the question why they were doing it I found an answer for that – to lose weight and have tiny waist to attract their husbands. They were eating all the food instead of the hostess and they could reach in some cases 30 meters long.

Tapeworm eggs sells even nowadays. As soon as it hatches, tapeworm will grow inside of your body and you can eat whatever you want and still lose weight, because it will eat everything what you are eating.

Sounds good right? Eat burgers and don’t worry about the weight. But it just sounds that good. It is extremely dangerous and it causes more harm than good. You start to have pain in the abdomen, feeling of weakness, fever, complication of the brain, complication of the brain and nervous system which can cause dementia and vision issues, disruption in the function of various organs in your body including the lungs and liver.

Belladonna

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Belladonna

The juice of the belladonna was used by women. They were  bury their eyes. From this they acquired brilliance, and the pupils dilated. But it was ending with blindness.

Arsenic

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Arsenic

Arsenic is a substance that has been known to both the “healer” and the “poisoner” throughout history. This is one of the most dangerous chemical poisoner in the Earth. We are going to talk not about small amount of dose for the medical purposes.

Some centuries ago, women were using arsenic for their beauty.

People wanted to have smooth skin and to get that result, ladies used very dubious means as mixing in equal proportion arsenic and hydrated lime. After that, in the bathhouse put the “magic cream” on the skin.

Why they were doing that? I just have to say, that even doctors were advising to do not get married with a women that has a hair on her face and body.

The women of 17th and 18th centuries found a new way to use arsenic. On that time was a fashion to have a pain skin colour, having really pain skin colour was meaning that you are from the higher social class and if you have darker colour was meaning that you are from the working class and that you worked in the fields under the sun.

Ladies from that time were extremely scared of the sun as from the fire. To emphasise their high social class they had to artificially add skin radiance and exquisite pallor. And arsenic was just one the poisons that they were using to get the plain result.

Is really difficult to say how many lives claimed such a thirst for beauty.

To be honest even now some cosmetic companies are using arsenic in their products but his scanty amount is officially allowed to add to cosmetics.

Corsets

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Different types of corsets

This corsets was to make you slim. In the middle of 16th century, corsets were a common thing in European women wardrobe.

In the beginning of 13th century they had a wide belt for men and women. After a while, it was made for women only, such a belt supported the chest and highlighted the waist.

In the end of 15th century the beauty standards has changed and women should have big breast and thin waist and wide hips.

To get this kind if body they were wearing this corsets and were laced so tight that it disturbed the blood circulation in the body. It was that tight that women fainted and none was surprised.

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Corset with sewn metal

In corsets sewn metal or wooden plates that squeezed the female figure in a vice.

Later that time, there was corsets from metal and with little holes for ventilation.

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Metal corset

Obviously the results of wearing this corsets were incredible, it was possible to tighten up to 25 centimetres. Nevertheless, frequent women fainting and wearing such corsets for years deformed the internal organs and led to early death.

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A: Natural positions of  internal organs. B: Deformed by corsets

In the beginning of 18th century start to sell corsets from whalebone. And the standards of  women waist was 40 centimetres but later it start to be 33 centimetres.

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Ethel Granger with the waist of 33 centimetres

As the owner of the thinnest waist who entered the Guinness Book of Records was Ethel Granger, a resident of Great Britain who died in 1982. She had waist of 33 centimetres.

We were talking only about the women beauty standards, let’s see what was happening with men standards and what they were doing.

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Men didn’t have to have big muscles because they were not fashionable. As you could get them, only of moving heavy things, which working class were doing. But it was good to have a hint of muscles and trained body, achieved by practice, riding or dancing, but not mountain-muscles and little belly and double chested was fashionable too. A belly meant that a man could afford to eat that much. There was some time when gentlemen were adding a bit of padding to achieve this look.

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The next handsome thing in men was dark and long hair and worn a slight curl.

I think that for men it was easier to fit into beauty standards.

In my opinion the beauty standards was really terrible and they were bringing a death.

Okay.. The things above is what women were ready to do to be beautiful on that time, but what has change nowadays? What are we doing and what we are using to be beautiful?

Even if today women doesn’t wear corsets and do not use any poisons as arsenic, lead carbonate and belladonna for their beauty but the fashion industry always making up new trends and giving new challenges to people.

According to the research of New Year resolution showed that 64% of asked people wish to lose weight and get fitter and 50% want to live healthier lifestyle.

There is not really that big pressure on how you suppose to look.

The beauty standards nowadays is very different as everyone had access to internet and find a look that you will like and that will make you feel comfortable. However, let’s have a look what is the most popular beauty standards nowadays and what modern people do for their beauty.

Slim body 

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Getting slimmer and lack of weight might cause a very big problems. In those unwanted consequences can be the risk of miscarriage, infertility, the development of diabetes, lung disease, depression, arthritis and even an increased risk of death in a car accident.

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Kim Kardashian

But not only slim body is trending nowadays, I think everyone knows Kim Kardashian, and if not here is a picture of her. She made a new trend in body image for females and nowadays is more popular to have big boobs and big hips.

But not everyone likes that, most of people just want to look slim and have not too big hips. Personally, I do not like this look, is just too much. I think that it doesn’t look natural.

Doing nails 

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Manicure

Nowadays is also popular to do your nails and there are a huge amount of design that nail technicians provide. They can be with the diamonds, drawings and many others. It is easy to girls because even if you have short nails you can make them as long as you want.

Once you’ve done your nails you will get used to how it looks like and when there will be a time to remove them you will want to do them again and again. So, it is kind of addiction, but it also destroy your natural nails as they use a lot of chemical things to make your nails long and look beautiful.

It is also danger in some cases, for example if you have done too long nails you can break them easily, in some cases even with your own nail.

Also, it is danger because when you visit a nail salon you never know who was before you and if the stuff properly disinfected and cleaned their apparatuses and you can easily get infected.

I personally a nail technician and in my opinion you don’t have to do your nails too often as it is bad for your nails, they become very soft and start to break very easily. You have to give a break for your nails.

High heels

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High heels

Wearing high heels can cause some issues. I know you might think that there is nothing bad wearing them and I agree with you that wearing them just on some special days a few times per year will not cause any big issues with your body. On the other hand, if you are wearing them most of the time, you might get transverse flatfoot, arthritis (inflammation of the joints), arthrosis (joint deformities), edema, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins.

Tattoos and piercings

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Tattoo and piercing salon

There is not a lot of cases when something happened with this, but if this happened it can be really serious. The danger can be from the metal that they use as it insufficient sterility.

During the procedure it is easily get germs or infection like AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tetanus, tuberculosis if the materials that they use is not clean enough.

Most of the time the difficulties can be from tongue piercing. As when you do a piercing in the tongue it start to bleeding and a lot of bleeding can block the airway.

Epilation

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Waxing

Removing hair from the intimate parts with hair wax poses health problems. Doctors says that after removing any hair from any part of your body appears wounds on the body which is the entrance for all sorts of infections and sickness sexually transmitted, such as herpes.

Hair coloring

Choose your hair colour wisely

Nowadays I think dying hair is normal thing. Every women dye their hair at least once a month. If before it was the things that only women were doing nowadays even men change and dye their hair.

When you dye your hair too often increases the risk of chronic leukemia, follicular lymphoma.

Plastic surgery

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Plastic surgery is becoming popular from time to time. People can change their look if they do not like something. They can change the shape of their face, nose, lips (cheiloplasty), eyes (blepharoplasty).

For the first few weeks after the surgery women suffer from sharp pains and this pains can appears even after a long time. In the list of possible complications after surgery might be addiction, you might can a lot of infections, allergy, tissue rejection or necrosis.

Make up 

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Wearing a make-up is much safer than it used to be before. People like when their eyelashes is really long and even when you are wearing a make-up it suppose look natural even you use it a lot. You have limitless amount of products that will look very natural on your skin.

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There is no rules on how your make up has to look like. It can be very bright or just a little bit or you can even don’t put it at all.

Skin colour 

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Skin colour is also depends of the person and how he likes it look. It can be tanned or fair.

If years ago tanned skin colour, in Europe, was meaning that you are from working class, now it means that you are having good holidays. But in Asia, having fair skin colour still popular, but again it depends of people and what they like.

Men’s beauty standards

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Men’s beauty standards nowadays has change as well as women. If before they were thinking that is not good to have huge musculus, nowadays men prefer to have them.

As you can realise, there is a really big differences between the beauty standard from 21st century and 17-19th centuries.

People were going through different types of suffer to look beautiful, were living with a tapeworm inside of their body to get slimmer and in the result were dying earlier.

Now it might look much easier than before, but now everyone has access to the internet and people can see how other people look like and how they live and sometimes it make big pressure on people. Moreover there are a lot of adverts about how to look like and how to lose weight.

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After you see other people you start to change yourself and tying to look like them, start to sit on terrible diets that says to eat just one apple per day. Trying to look like someone and to lose weight people start having eating disorder and anorexia.

Even when people want to get a fit body, some people overwork in gyms and start to faint.

Personally, I think that people doesn’t have to compare their selfies with others, and people should not do something because others do.

Everyone is prefer exactly in the way how they are. You can be special only because there is none like you in the Earth and you the only one. Love yourself!

“I have treated the EU with nothing but respect. UK expect the same”

Prime Minister Theresa May gave an update on the Brexit negotiations today around 2 pm at Downing Street, 21 September 2018.

Mrs May was speaking on Brexit deal and used a surprise statement that UK will continue prepossession for “no-deal”.

In delivering her message to the EU Theresa May said: ” I have treated the EU with nothing but respect the UK expects the same”.

Mrs May goes on to say: “The parliament has already unanimously – rejected the idea of a basic free trade agreement for Great Britain. Because Northern Ireland would effectively remain in the Customs Union and parts of the Single Market, permanently separated economically from the rest of the UK by a border down the Irish Sea.”

It is something I will never agree to –  indeed.

 

Scotland first minister Nicola Sturgeon commented on Prime Minister statement: “Clearly, the the Prime Minister has not been listening – Chequers is a dead duck but if her tactic now is to try and double down on those proposals and then seek to blame the EU for a no-deal outcome, then she will do huge damage to all of those she is suppose to serve.

 

 

 

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First minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon 

And also from the Director of The Centre of European Reform, Charles Grant has said: “The EU will see her demands on goods, such as mutual recognition in some areas, and on services like finance and media, as cherry picking.

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Director of The Centre of European Reform, Charles Grant

Brexit deal has been circulating for almost two years and no deal has been made. Now instead of taking the deal, Theresa May wants to negotiate a new one.

Also Theresa May mentioned that even if event of no-deal, three million EU citizens right will be protected and she offers them to stay in UK by a quoting : ” You are our friends, our neighbours, our colleagues. We want you to stay.

Gas explosion in Massachusetts and one killed

A gas explosion has ignited flames in dozens of homes, one person dead and at least 12 injured in Massachusetts. 

One person died and several were injured and scores of Massachusetts residents were forced to evacuate their homes.

Andover Fire Rescue Chief Michael B.Mansfield told:”It looked like Armageddon, it really did. I have been in the fire service for almost 39 years and i have never seen anything like this in my entire career.”

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has blamed the blasts on over-pressurised gas lines.

The governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, said: “This is still very much an active scene. There will be plenty of time later tonight, tomorrow morning and into the next day to do some of the work around determining exactly what happened and why.”

60 to 100 fires were burning across the area and several people were injured, according to the Methuen police chief, Joseph Solomon.

Struggle to identify victims of Volcano of Fire eruption

Officials have warned it will take time to identify those who died from the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire.

It is known that at least 69 people including children have died after rivers of lava made their way through mountain village. Only 17 have been identified.

An official from the National Institute of Forensic Sciences said: “It is very difficult for us to identify them because some of the dead lost their features or their fingerprints. We are going yo have to resort to other methods… and if possible take DNA samples to identify them.”

An estimated 3,271 people have been evacuated and at least 10 people wrenched to safety by the emergency crew in helicopters.

Residents didn’t have time to flee to safety, and now, rescuers are using sledgehammers to break through the roof of houses buried in debris to see if anyone is inside.

In addition, emergency workers have faced difficult conditions as smouldering terrain still hot enough to melt shoe soles while they search of survivors.

 

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Village of San Miguel Los Lotes after the eruption

Some residents in El Rodeo, one of the worst affected villages, have criticised Conred, Guatemala’s disaster agency, for not evacuating communities quickly enough.

Rafael Letran said: “ When the lava was already here they passed by in their pickup trucks yelling at us to leave, but the cars did not stop to pick up the people.”

The government is good at stealing, but when it comes to helping people they lack spark.”

Search is continues.

Eruption of the ‘Volcano of Fire’ kills at least 25 people in Guatemala

After Guatemala’s “Volcano of Fire” erupted at least 25 people have died, spewing lava into a village and sending smoke and ash billowing across the sky.

Nearly 300 are have been injured.

The death stands at 25 including at least 3 children, but that number is expecting to increase.

Four people died when lave set a house in a fire and two children were killed while standing on the bridge and watching the eruption.

Sergio Cabanas, Head of Guatemala’s disaster agency Conred said : “It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affect the El Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people”.

Volcano de Fuego means “Volcano of Fire” in English and is located in 25 miles southwest of the capital, Guatemala City. 3,100 people had evacuated nearby communities. The eruption was affecting an area with a population of about 1.7 million people.

It began exploding before noon local time, 7pm UK time, on Sunday, 3rd of June.

Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s seismology and volcanology institute, said the lave flows reached temperatures about of 700 C (1,300F).

“Unfortunately El Rodeo was buried and we haven’t been able to reach the La Liberted village because of the lava and maybe people have died there too,” said Mr Cabanas.

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A red alert has been set up in the areas most affected by the eruption, and an orange alert throughout the country.

Today Grammar schools get a £50 million to create thousands of new places

The government hand over £50 million to Grammar schools to create new places instead of funding other state schools.

Ministers says that this step will give parents more choice for children moving to secondary school when they are 11.

But union leaders said the money should be going to those crippled by Tory cuts, where people have had to beg parents for help to buy books, pens and glue.

National Education Union joint general secretary Kevin Courtney said: “The grammar schools corpse has climbed out of its coffin once again despite evidence of the damage that selective education causes. Schools up and down the country are desperately short of funds.”

“This is money that would be better invested in ensuring all schools could provide for their pupils without having to ask for money from parents.”

“Selective education systems are also linked with greater inequality in social outcomes later in life.”

Deputy general secretary of school’s leaders’ union the NAHT, Nick Brook added: ” The Government cannot point to a single piece of evidence that shows educational benefit of this misguided policy. While it may benefit a small minority, it will not close the gap between rich and poor pupils.”

Education Secretary Damian Hinds said, “We can give children of all backgrounds access to a world-class education.”

Chief executive Jim Skinner said ” We are very pleased that like other good and outstanding schools, selective schools now have access to a fund to allow them to expand their premises.”

“This is particularly important at a time when there are increasing numbers of pupils reaching secondary age and such a high demand for selective school places.”

The PM today hands out the cash to expand 163 selective schools.

Faith schools

The government also said that they will remove the cap on faith-based free schools can only allocate 50% of place on grounds of religion. It has been widely criticised by religious leaders.

But late the Government has discarded this promise. And instead of this, they will provide funds for local councils to open voluntary-aided faith schools with 100% faith-based admission where there is the demand.

The funding will be taken from the bank of money created to create new free schools.

Government grant of £10,000 to be given to every 25 year old person

Every 25 year old, born in UK, will be given a £10,000 Government Grand to help solve yawning economic gap between the generations.

The report from the Think Thank’s International Commission, backed by business lobby group the CBI and trade union group TUC, admonish that today’s thirty-somethings are the first generation to see their incomes dropping compared to when their parents were at that age.

It shows that there is a record amount of people renting and are unable to get to the housing ladder, with many trapped in zero hour jobs for that reason the radical action is necessary to make the balance.

According to a report by the IPPR Commission on Economy Justice, the kind of fund that can give everyone a stake in the economy and can also help young people invest in their future such as buying property, starting their own business or investing in their education.

It is to be funded by a revamped, tougher version of inheritance tax, and is one of a number of policies proposed by the Resolution Foundation at the end of a two year study into inter-generational inequality.

The fund will need to be big enough to pay £10,000 to all 25 years old from 2030.

 

The panel was chaired by David Willetts, the former Conservative Universities Minister, and included the TUC secretary general, Frances O’Grady, and the CBI Director General, Carolyn Fairbairn.

The report states: “The younger generation are bearing more risks and holding fewer assets than their predecessors.”

“We need to redress that imbalance if we are to maintain the promise of an asset-owning democracy.”

 

 

“Is not too late Harry” urge Meghan Markle’s half brother

Tom Markle Junior, 51, sent a handwritten letter to Prince Harry to stop the Royal Wedding.

Meghan’s half brother wrote a letter to Prince Harry to cancel the wedding saying “As more time passes till your Royal wedding, it becomes very clear that this is the biggest mistake in Royal Wedding History”.

The elder sibling shared a handwritten letter to In Touch.

Mr Markle has not spoken to Ms Markle for seven years, but he says that “family comes first.”

In the beginning of his later he started to claim Meghan was “using her own father till he is bankrupt” and after that “forgets him in Mexico, leaving him broke mostly over all her debts. And when its time to pay him back she forgets her own father like she never knew him.”

He also added that she will “make a joke of you and the royal family heritage”.

letter of meghan's half brother

Regarding the wedding Mr Markle continued, saying that “to top it all off, she doesn’t invite her own family and instead invites complete strangers to the wedding.”

Also he said that their father “didn’t get an invite, whom should be walking her down the aisle.”

“Meghan is still my sister, she is family. So whatever happen is up to her, whether she want to forget knowing me or the rest of her family, family comes first. Also you would think that Royal Wedding would bring a Tron family closer together, but I guess we’re all distant family to Meg,” is how he finished his letter to Prince Harry.

letter 2 of meghan's half brother

Violent crimes in England and Wales is rising

Police figures showing a 22% increase in knife crime and 11% rise in gun crime.

Violent crime is on the up. In the last year police recorded 39,598 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument. 22% increase compared with the previous year (32, 468) and is the largest jump ever recorded since 2010.

By the end of 2017, there were 688 homicides, including 35 people killed in terror attacks in London and Manchester.

There have been more then 60 murders in London since the start of this year. Amid a spate of stabbings and shooting that saw two teenagers shot dead in one night early this month.

According to the Office for National Statistics:


Burglary – 9% increase in police recorded offences (to 438,971)

There was no change in burglary measured by the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), but if the increase continues, we would expect this to show up in the survey in due course.

Computer misuse – 28% decrease in offences estimated by the CSEW (to 1,374,000)

Falls in computer misuse crimes were the main driver of the overall decrease in crime estimated by the CSEW. Reports to Action Fraud show an increase in computer misuse offences, but these data cannot be compared with the CSEW estimates as they reflect only a small fraction of all computer misuse and include offences against businesses.

Homicide – 9% increase in police recorded offences (to 653 – excluding terrorist attacks in London and Manchester and events at Hillsborough in 1989)

Robbery – 33% increase in police recorded offences (to 74,130)

Vehicle-related theft – a 16% increase was also seen in vehicle offences recorded by the police (to 452,683), continuing the rising trend seen over the last two years. Vehicle offences are thought to be relatively well reported by the public and well recorded by the police.

Violence – 22% increase in police recorded knife or sharp instrument offences (to 39,598 offences),  11% increase in police recorded firearms offences (to 6,604 offences).


The Labour MP said: “The only way we solve this is by a long-term commitment to a public health approach, and proper funding for police, youth services and communities.”