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Poland abortion: Fresh protests over planned restrictions. Image copyright EPA Polish protesters have launched fresh demonstrations against efforts to further tighten abortion laws. Women's rights activists held a rally outside the parliament building in Warsaw, with more action expected on Monday. Poland's MPs rejected a near-total ban on abortions on 6 October after mass protests against the move. But there are new proposals to outlaw abortions in cases where foetuses are unviable or badly damaged. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the governing Law and Justice Party (PiS), has said his socially conservative party is working on a new restrictive bill. In an interview on 12 October (in Polish), he said: "We will strive to ensure that even in pregnancies which are very difficult, when a child is sure to die, strongly deformed, women end up giving birth so that the child can be baptised, buried, and have a name.

" Why the outcry over abortion laws in Poland? The Catholic country already has among the tightest abortion laws in Europe. Polish sports clothing brand enters Romanian market - Romania Insider. Former NCAA champ Darnell Jackson playing in Poland this season. Former Kansas basketball power forward Darnell Jackson, who played in both Venezuela and Turkey last season, has reported to the training camp of Polish League team Rosa Radom, based in Radom, Poland.

Jackson, 30, has competed in Ukraine, China and the Philippines and also toiled for a pair of NBA Developmental League teams since his fourth and final season in the NBA (2010-11, Sacramento Kings). The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Jackson averaged 16.2 points, 6.7 rebounds in 16 games last season for Yeşilgiresun in the Turkish Super League and 7.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in eight contests for Marinos de Anzoátegui in the Venezuela League. “Darnell signed to play in Poland, which is not highly regarded in Europe. It sometimes can be a springboard league for guards, but it isn’t the best competition,” said international basketball reporter David Pick in a Twitter exchange with The Star. Former KU guard Russell Robinson also plays in Poland for Polish League team King Wilki Morskie Szczecin. Bronson falls in finals of Polish Classic - Sports - Sturgis Journal - Sturgis, MI - Sturgis, MI. Edwardsburg beats Lady Vikings By Corky Emrick Bronson took second at the Polish Classic, falling to Edwardsburg 25-20, 25-17 in the finals.

“Even though we were 4-1 on the day, it was a very frustrating day of volleyball,” coach Jean LaClair said. “We were just never really into matches, and in the finals, Edwardsburg was excited, loud and aggressive and we were just there. The Lady Vikings opened with a win over Edwardsburg 21-25, 25-20, 15-7 and then beat Onstead 25-19, 25-12. In crossover play, Bronson defeated Sturgis 25-13, 25-23. Allie Sikorski had 42 digs, 38 kills, five blocks and two aces, Keona Salesman added 21 kills, 16 digs, three blocks and three aces and Kiana Mayer had 99 assists, 37 digs, nine blocks, seven kills and five aces.

Adyson Lasky had 33 digs and 12 aces, Kiera Lasky added 61 digs and five aces and Paris Outwater had 32 digs and one ace. Sturgis had their day ended by Edwardsburg 25-8, 25-16 in the single elimination. Concord Inv. Harper Creek tourney. Culture of Poland - history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social. Alternative Names Polanie, Polen, Poliane, Pologne, Polonia, Polska, Republic of Poland, and Rzeczpospolita Polska Orientation Identification. Polanie was derived in the tenth century from the name of a Slavonic tribe near Poznan. There are five Polish regional cultural traditions with associated dialects. Location and Geography. Seventy-five percent of the land lies below 650 feet (200 meters).

Demography. The largest ethnic minorities include approximately 400,000 Germans and perhaps an equal number of Ukrainians, followed by 275,000 Belarussians, then 25,000 Roma (Gypsies), and 13,500 Lithuanians. Linguistic Affiliation. Geographical areas have distinct speech patterns. Poland A similar linguistic separation can be made regarding the Górale, or "Highlanders," of Podhale.

Symbolism. Polish identity is rooted in its past. Others view Poland as the suffering Christ among nations raising the torch of liberty and independence for themselves and others. History and Ethnic Relations. Polish Culture and Life Style. Poland >> Polish Culture and History >> Polish Culture and Life Style Monument of Adam Mickiewicz, one of the greatest Polish Poets (Krakow) The population of Poland is around 38 million. The World War II toll on Poland was a staggering 6 million-including 3 million Jews slaughtered in the Nazi death camps.

At present, more than 98 percent of the people are Poles, with small groups of Ukrainians, Belorussians, Germans, Slovaks and Lithuanians. The Poles speak a Slavic language and have a special fondness for English. Poland's national culture emerged as a synthesis of Latin and Byzantine influences and was further engendered by the numerous European occupations, throughout its history. Paper cut outs from Poland is renowned throughout the world for their artistic ingenuity. Polish cuisine and dining table etiquette is a perfect reflection of the warmth in the Polish character. Poles are gregarious in character and love to show affection during interaction. "Ty" is polish for "you". San Diego Community News Group - Festival in Pacific Beach celebrates Polish culture and cuisine. October wouldn't seem right without the annual Polish Festival in San Diego taking place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Church at 1735 Grand Ave. in Pacific Beach.

“This annual fundraising event is one of the most popular ethnic festivals in the Pacific Beach area, attracting people from all around San Diego as well as international visitors who want to get a taste of what Poland is all about,” said Kolbe spokeswoman Agnieszka Giacalone. “Delicious Polish food is definitely a must at the festival – pierogis (dumplings stuffed with sauerkraut or potato and cheese), Golabki (meat stuffed cabbage rolls), Bigos (Hunter’s stew), potato pancakes and famous grilled kielbasa (Polish sausage),” Giacalone said.

“Polish pastries, soft drinks, coffee and tea will also be available.” The colorful Polish Festival is a tribute to Polish heritage, culture and cuisine. The church is named for St. Event admission is $5. Polish Festival Where: St. HGTV set for Poland - Broadband TV News. The Scripps Networks Interactive lifestyle channel HGTV has moved a step closer to being launched in Poland. According to Wirtualne Media, the country’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has given permission for TVN, which is owned by Scripps, to change the name of TVN Meteo Active, one of its thematic channels, to HGTV. As previously reported in Broadband TV News, last month TVN indicated that it planned to introduce HGTV into the Polish market at the beginning of next year. Following KRRiT’s decision, it will now be able to do so from January 7, 2017 onwards. Related Scripps channel set for Poland The Scripps Networks Interactive lifestyle channel HGTV is set to make its debut in Poland in January 2017.

September 8, 2016 In "Central & East Europe" New switch for TVN channel The Polish national commercial broadcaster TVN is preparing the second major change to one of its thematic channels in little over a year. July 18, 2016 Chris Dziadul Reports: Channel launches In "Chris Dziadul Reports" Polish minister likens abortion regime to Nazi-era euthanasia. Poland’s interior minister has urged MPs to back a new Bill effectively outlawing abortion by likening the current regime – already one of the most restrictive in Europe – to Nazi-era euthanasia. Warsaw’s Sejm parliament began debating a proposed Bill on Thursday to outlaw terminations and curb sex education, part of the national conservative government’s “counter-revolution” against liberal European norms. The current regime from 1993 allows abortions in three cases: after rape or incest, if the child is “seriously malformed”, or if the mother’s health is in danger.

Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) government and the influential Catholic Church have backed a draft Bill which would eliminate these grounds for abortion, putting the country in the same category as Guatemala and the Vatican. Women’s groups have tabled a competing Bill that would liberalise the existing regime. “The murder of Polish children continues,” he said. “The question is just: how many restrictions,” she said. Poland and Cuba Interested in Greater Economic Links. 07 de septiembre de 2016, 16:28Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Polish Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Pawel Chorazy, expressed today the interest of Poland to expand the economic and trade links with Cuba, a market that Poland considered one of the most promising for their country.

Chorazy traveled to the island at the head of the fourth commercial mission of that European nation, and participated in a business meeting, where he presented the opportunities of business, facilities and benefits for Polish investment in the island. At the opening of the meeting, Chorazy said that the interest is expanding partnerships in the areas of renewable energy, mining, agri-food and clothing textiles in order to raise the trade, in which exports to the island amounted to $ 54.8 million dollars in 2015.

Cuba buys to Poland dairy products, grains, meat and by-products of animal origin, spare parts for machinery, aircraft and parts for equipments used in the agriculture. hr/tac/ymr/crc. Black Monday: Polish women strike against abortion ban. Image copyright EPA Thousands of women in Poland have gone on strike in protest against proposals for a total ban on abortions. They marched through the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights. Women who oppose the ban are staying away from work and school and refusing to do domestic chores, in a protest inspired by a women's strike in Iceland in 1975. Anti-abortion protests are being held around the country too.

IVF curb Women took to the streets of the capital city, Warsaw, in a pro-choice march on what they called "Black Monday". They also protested in Gdansk, Lodz, Wroclaw, Krakow and elsewhere in the mostly Catholic nation. Demonstrations were held in solidarity in other European cities, including Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Belfast, London and Paris. Will Poland impose a total ban on abortion? Women found to have had abortions would be punished with a five-year prison term. How did the strike unfold? The current exceptions are: Protesters Decry Poland's Proposed Near-Total Ban on Abortion. Poland's ruling right-wing party on Friday pushed forward with a nearly complete ban on abortion, and women around the country and in cities across Europe rose up this weekend to condemn the legislation.

The new anti-abortion bill "proposes to permit abortion only if the pregnancy threatens the mother's life," according to the Telegraph, forcing victims of rape or incest to carry those pregnancies to term. "Women who have terminations could be jailed for between three months and five years, while practitioners of illegal abortions could also face five-year sentences, up from two years at present," the newspaper adds. "If there is an ectopic pregnancy and bleeding, I can perform a termination. But if there is no bleeding—no immediate risk to life—I have to wait until she starts dying," Dębski said. Amnesty International decried the proposed legislation as soon as it was introduced last Tuesday. "Pregnant at 11, a girl raped by her own father, will have no choice but to give birth. People around the world are protesting in support of Polish activists.

Poland already has very strict abortion regulations, where the practice is explicitly banned except for extreme cases like incest or rape, if the mother’s health is definitely in danger, and if the fetus isn’t viable. The Czarny Protest (or the Black Protest) is a nationwide women’s strike asking women (and presumably, supporters of any and all genders) to take to the streets wearing black. According to the Krakow Post, the protest was begun and organized by an organization named Dziewuchy dziewuchom, which translates to wenches to wenches, which is one of the best organization names I have ever encountered. As part of the movement, which is centered in Poland but also expected to take place around Europe, strikers can pass out flyers like the below, while those around the world can then participate in solidarity using the #BlackProtest and #CzarnyProtest hashtags. As the protest has already begun in some parts of the world, support has already started showing up on social media:

Poland Won't Back Tusk for Second EU Term, Kaczynski Says. Poland won't back former Prime Minister Donald Tusk for a second term as European Council head, the head of the conservative ruling party said Tuesday. Jaroslaw Kaczynski said in comments published on the "Polska The Times" website that Tusk might face charges in Poland, and the European Union should be aware of that. He said that wouldn't bar Tusk from winning a second term in an EU vote next year because Poland has no veto power. "I can imagine that the Polish government will not back Donald Tusk for a second term in the European Council," Kaczynski said. "Tusk is a great problem. " The issue is linked to the 2010 death of President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other public figures in a plane crash in Russia. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the late president's twin brother, blames Tusk, Poland's prime minister at the time, with neglecting the president's security amid a simmering political conflict between them.

Kaczynski said the probes may result in charges being filed against Tusk. Poland wrestles with its past — and present. OSWIECIM, POLAND—During the Second World War, Building No. 5 of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum was a prisoner barrack filled with slave labourers. Today, it is packed with “material evidence of crimes”: a room filled with shoes, piles of decaying leather suitcases, a haunting mound of hair shorn from the heads of female prisoners and then sent to German factories to be woven into blankets.

Nazis converted many parts of their victims’ bodies into useful items, our guide explains. Bones were made into buttons. Human ash fertilized fields and skin was stretched into lampshades — “especially if it had interesting tattoos.” “There is a little step by the door,” she instructs. Her courtesy in a place of such brutality brings tears to my eyes. But Anna Ploszczyca’s voice becomes firm when someone refers to the camp as “Polish.” “These were not Polish camps. The role of Poles in the Holocaust remains an exposed nerve in this country. But historians like Princeton University Prof. This summer, U.S. What Can We Learn From a Nazi Time Capsule?

A time capsule buried in Hitler’s Germany was unearthed recently in modern-day Poland. The capsule hadn’t moved in 82 years, but the world above had changed dramatically. In 1934, the capsule, a copper cylinder, was buried with a formal ceremony in the foundation of one of the buildings of a training center the Nazis were constructing to indoctrinate future leaders of the Third Reich. After World War II, some European national borders shifted.

Falkenburg, the town the capsule was buried in, was renamed Złocieniec and found itself in northwestern Poland. The training complex, named Krossinsee, survived the war and is currently being used by the Polish army. Since the capsule was buried in the building’s foundation, it stayed inaccessible. But on September 6, archaeologists—excavating some 20 feet down through thick concrete, wading through standing water, and skirting land mines left by the Nazis—finally extracted the capsule. Sealed With Fanfare, Opened With Disappointment. These dolls were taken from two girls destined for Auschwitz - AOL News. There may be no ‘gold train’ buried in Poland — but there are definitely Nazi secrets remaining to be unearthed. A walk through Auschwitz | McGill Tribune. LOOK BACK: Hitler and the Holocaust.

The danger in Poland's frontal attack on its Holocaust history. Virtual reality helps prosecutors catch last Nazi war criminals. Virtual reality helps net last Auschwitz criminals. AfD Leader's Car Torched In Suspected Arson Attack. ′Islamic State′ attack suspect extradited to Germany | News | DW.COM | 30.09.2016.