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2006 winners Italy has shockingly been knocked out of the FIFA World Cup after losing 3-2 to Slovakia. Antonio Di Natale and Fabio Quagliarella scored Italy, but it wasn't enough, as Kamil Kopunek and Robert Vittek (with a double) scored for victory and in the last 16.
In the other match, Paraguay and New Zealand drew 0-0, enough for Paraguay to move to the last 16.
Source: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/24062010/58/world-cup-2010-holders-italy-crash.html2006 winners Italy has shockingly been knocked out of the FIFA World Cup after losing... more
!Extreme! This 29yo guy with helmet cam survived the avalanche! For sure that was the luckiest day in his life. It took place in TATRY MOUTAINS in Slovakia. For a couple of seconds he was burried under the snow, but he manages to skip his brutal destiny. He survived and suddenly continued his trip with his friends.!Extreme! This 29yo guy with helmet cam survived the avalanche! For sure that was the... more
A failed airport security test ended up with a Slovak man unwittingly carrying hidden explosives in his luggage on a flight to Dublin, Slovak officials admitted Wednesday — a mistake that enraged Irish authorities and shocked aviation experts worldwide.
While the Slovaks blamed the incident on "a silly and unprofessional mistake," Irish officials and security experts said it was foolish for the Slovaks to hide actual bomb parts in the luggage of innocent passengers under any circumstances.
The passenger himself was detained by Irish police for several hours before being let go without charge Tuesday.
The Irish were also angry that it took the Slovaks three days to tell them about the Saturday mistake and that the pilot of the airplane decided to fly to Dublin anyway even after being told that an explosive was in his aircraft's checked luggage.
After being informed by the Slovaks, Irish authorities shut down a major Dublin intersection Tuesday and evacuated people from several apartment buildings as Irish Army experts examined the explosive. The unwitting passenger was identified by Irish police as Stefan Gonda, a 49-year-old Slovak electrician who lives and works in Ireland.
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Doesn't start too well the soccer World Cup, which will begin in South Africa by 11 June 2010. Fierce controversy after the qualification of France who beat Ireland thanks to a clear hand foul by Henry, but FIFA has officially ruled that the match could not be repeated. In Algeria 18 deaths in the celebrations after the historic qualification against Egypt, almost a war between rival fans, and a disciplinary procedure against the Egyptian Football Association.
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/sports/calciomondiali201109.htmlDoesn't start too well the soccer World Cup, which will begin in South Africa by... more
Today was published the 2009 press freedom index by Reporters without Borders. And Italy has fallen from 44th to 49th place, the worst country in Western Europe and in conditions worse than many states of Eastern Europe, Africa and South America. The reason is obviously the control of a large part of the media by the Prime Minister in office and his continued attempts to intimidate and censor those he doesn't control.Today was published the 2009 press freedom index by Reporters without Borders. And... more
The Slavic majority and Hungarian minority in Slovakia are embroiled in a bitter dispute over language that is spilling across the border. Nowhere in the European Union are relations worse between neighbors than those between Bratislava and Budapest.The Slavic majority and Hungarian minority in Slovakia are embroiled in a bitter... more
Tuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show here on CURRENT TV on Tues, Thurs & Sats.
In today's show :
Down a very dark country lane late at night.
Not the posh car.
A bit random.
Katie & Dave have been busy.
My twitter name - CHRISREARDONUK.
What is a browser ?
Call me what you like.
Cheap perfumes are not good for the breathing.
Working from home.
Dead from boredom ?
They tipped over.
A waste of paper.
I could hear a pinging.
Comfortable with friends.
Do Southerners really hate Northerners ?
Such a waste.
Cleaning the wheelie bin.
Taken with a sense of humour.
I put my foot in it.
The ability to laugh & smile.
It was smelling.
Tin can lids.
None of them are theives.
It doesn't get that dirty.
Millie doesn't like the stubble.
A communial area.
Thick & black.
Such a brilliant neighbour.
What should I do on the back wall ?
Limp hyacynths, crushes on celebrities, & other poofy stories.
I'm not old - apparently.
Still waiting for the phone call.
After the football.
He probably doesn't want anyone knowing.
Gifts from Slovakia.
Close to the line.
Blown out of all proportion.
The hydraulic lift.
A bit of extra weight again.
We are emotional wrecks.
WWW.UNITEDKINGDOMTALK.CO.UKTuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show here on... more
Tuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show HERE ON current tv on Tues, Thurs & Sats.
In today's show :
That song is stuck in my head.
An audio email from Slovakia.
My preferred age is .....
Tracey & her boyfriend will be doing a little job for me.
Where are they ?
The wrong shape.
Married to an old man.
Ron's house and his diamond cushions.
Millie likes my new hair cut.
Once you go over a certain age.
Dust on shelves.
A packet arrives.
I'm looking hard.
Not even a speck.
Careful with the scissors.
The kitchen is tired.
Taking bits out.
Flashing at the top.
What words used to describe you offends ?
Jason Allens Graphics ( www.jason-allen.co.uk)
I'm having one of my turns.
Happy Birthday Carmel.
Links are starting to form.
They have lived, and died.
Terry, he's not interested in you.
New pink fluffy slippers.
He wants a real man.
In the swimming pool.
Find the galleries at http://www.chrisreardon.co.uk
Advice for Suko's cats from Susan.
Shows recorded outside.
Dancing in a night club.
Jabbing into my arms.
Oh no. The stupid hats again.
The cough is gone.
How do you become diabetic ?
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Slovakia has become the 16th member of the eurozone and the second former communist country to join. The Prime Minister was the first to withdraw the new currency.Slovakia has become the 16th member of the eurozone and the second former communist... more
President George W. Bush, trying to eliminate a major source of contention with allied nations, has announced the United States is rescinding visa requirements for citizens of six European countries and South Korea.
Bush said Friday that Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and South Korea will be added to the U.S. visa waiver program in about a month. All those nations allow U.S. citizens to visit without obtaining visas. He said other countries also are on the path toward getting visa-free treatment.
The United States requires that the countries issue tamper-proof biometric passports that are difficult to forge.President George W. Bush, trying to eliminate a major source of contention with allied... more
(CBS)The dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I allowed the Slovaks to join the closely related Czechs to form Czechoslovakia.
Following the chaos of World War II, Czechoslovakia became a Communist nation within Soviet-ruled Eastern Europe.
Soviet influence collapsed in 1989 and Czechoslovakia once more became free.
The Slovaks and the Czechs agreed to separate peacefully on Jan. 1, 1993.
Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. (CBS)The dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I... more
With more goals than minutes in the game, Slovakia's women's ice hockey team claimed an amazing 82-0 victory over Bulgaria in Olympic qualifying.With more goals than minutes in the game, Slovakia's women's ice hockey team... more
“In grade 7 of the special school I learned the same things that I learned in grade 3 of the mainstream school.”
14-year-old Romani boy, found to have been erroneously placed in the special school
In Slovakia, huge numbers of Romani children are inappropriately placed in "special schools" for children with mental disabilities, where they receive a substandard education, and have very limited opportunities for employment and further education. Independent studies suggest that as many as 80 per cent of children placed in special schools in Slovakia are Roma.
Once children are assigned to special schools, the door leading back to mainstream education for children of average or above-average ability remains shut.
Pavlovce nad Uhom is a town in eastern Slovakia, 10km from the borders with Ukraine. More than 50 per cent of its 4,500 inhabitants are Roma. There are two elementary schools in the town: a mainstream school and a special school for children with mental disabilities.
Nearly two thirds of Romani children attending primary school in Pavlovce nad Uhom are de facto segregated in the special school. 99.5 per cent of the approximately 200 pupils of the special school are Roma.
Officially, children can only be placed in special schools after the formal diagnosis of a mental disability and only with the full consent of their parents. However, many children in Pavlovce nad Uhom had not been assessed at all and the assessment process itself was deeply flawed. At the same time parental consent was often neither free nor informed.
Following inspections instigated by the Mayor of the locality in 2007, it was officially acknowledged that 17 of these pupils did not belong in the special school and had been placed there erroneously. Amnesty International believes the real number is far higher and that more Romani children - whose rightful place is in the mainstream school - continue to be denied their right to education in Pavlovce nad Uhom.
The serious human rights violations in Pavlovce nad Uhom are not just the result of individual human errors, but of a broader failure to eliminate discrimination in both the design and the implementation of the Slovak education system.
Amnesty International calls on the Slovak authorities to recognise these failings and introduce the necessary structural reforms. In particular Amnesty International calls on the Director of the Regional School Authority of the Košice region – founder of and directly responsible for the special school in Pavlovce nad Uhom – to:
* Ensure that all placement decisions are reviewed and all children currently attending Pavlovce nad Uhom special school re-assessed in order to identify pupils who may have been placed there erroneously, and ensure their swift reintegration in the mainstream school as appropriate; in those cases the Regional School Authority should also provide an effective remedy, including reparations to the children affected;
* Take appropriate measures against state employees who are found to have acted in breach of Slovak law and at the expense of the education of Romani children in Pavlovce nad Uhom;
* Ensure that the enrolment of pupils is under no circumstances approved by the special school Take Actionunless they have been clearly, objectively and unambiguously diagnosed with mental disabilities; such diagnosis must precede the placement of the child; parental request or consent should not be the decisive factor for such a placement.
“In grade 7 of the special school I learned the same things that I learned in... more
'To succeed in this coup d'état, all demands for referendums have been ignored and governments are misleading their peoples about the content. Only in Ireland does the Constitution mandate a referendum, to be held on June 12th. We ask the Irish to vote against this EU Treaty!' 'To succeed in this coup d'état, all demands for referendums have... more