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What it’s like to be a parent in a war zone?

Aala El-Khanim humanitarian psychologist, explores the needs of families affected by war and displacement and the mental health of children who have experienced armed conflict.

How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting — and learning from — refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria. She asks: How can we help these loving parents give their kids the warm, secure parenting they most need?

Listen to Aala El-Khanim´s ideas on this topic.

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Neutrality: The failure of sitting on the fence!

Flights cancelled as Monarch Airlines goes into administration

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Alternative flights are being arranged for British holidaymakers due to fly out of Malaga airport in the next two weeks
The company ceased trading as of Monday, leaving as many as 110,000 tourists abroad without a flight back to the UK.

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said that it will provide alternative flights for the 110,000 tourists left stranded by the collapse of Monarch Airlines. Many of them are on the Costa del Sol.

As from today, Monday, Monarch Airlines ceased trading and entered administration said the CAA, cancelling all future flights and holidays.

The British Government, who through the CAA will provide alternative flights for all UK-bound flights until 15 October, has described the operation as the “biggest ever peacetime repatriation” as its prepares “to fly 110,000 Monarch passengers back to the UK at no cost to them”.

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First major bank quits Catalonia after week of crisis and tension

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Banco Sabadell, one of Spain’s biggest banks, is to move its registered head office out of the region due to customers’ fears following illegal independence vote and general strike. The Constitutional Court has banned the regional parliament meeting planned for Monday when a unilateral declaration of independence could be debated

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What next for the Catalans? The criticial choices to be faced this week

Sur in English reports:

Carles Puigdemont refuses to deviate from his independence plan while PM Mariano Rajoy rules out considering using a mediator

This weekend Spain appeared to be at its most important crossroads since democracy was restored forty years ago.

Despite attempts by central government to disrupt the unconstitutional referendum on independence organised by the Catalan regional government, the vote which went ahead anyway last Sunday has spurned regional leaders, led by Carles Puigdemont, to carry on with their plan to convert Catalonia into an independent state.

What happens next in Catalonia is likely to be clearer on Monday when the Catalan regional parliament is due to meet for the first time since the illegal vote.

Although Spain’s constitutional court has put a temporary ban on that meeting as well, separatist MPs, who hold a majority, are still expected to attend.

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Bread and butter

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Are you talking to a brick wall?

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He doesn´t lift a finger

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To make an ass of yourself

Famous Family Business Break Up: PUMA and ADIDAS

Brothers Adolf and Rudolf Dassler set up a shoe company in their mother’s laundry room in the town of Herzogenaurach, Germany, in 1924. But it soon became apparent that the brothers had different personalities, and tensions between the two came to a boiling point during World War II.

Rudolf was sent to war, and after his return, was picked up by U.S. soldiers and imprisoned for about a year. He reportedly was convinced that his imprisonment was organized by his brother. The brothers split up in 1948, and Rudolf Dassler founded the company that would become Puma. Adi formally registered Adidas in 1949.

The rivalry between the brothers even divided the town of Herzogenaurach, where Adidas and Puma still have rival factories on opposite sides of the river. That came to a symbolic end on Global Peace Day in 2009, though, when employees of both factories played football together, pitting mixed Puma and Adidas teams against each other. The “Black” team of the companies’ CEOs beat the “White” team 7:5.

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