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The Commonwealth: what is it and which countries comprise it?

United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II withdraws for health reasons: "We will see her more on the screen and less in the flesh" Barbados says 'goodbye' to its queen. What was a British colony until 1966 (when it declared its independence after more than 300 years under the mandate of the Crown), as of this Tuesday, dissociates itself from its monarchical ties to become a republic, with the peculiarity of being the first kingdom in almost three decades that removes Isabel II as head of state.However, this new era for the Caribbean island does not imply its departure from the Commonwealth of Nations, more commonly known by its English term, Commonwealth. In fact, the Prince carlos highlighted this Monday through a statement "the close and trustworthy partnership between Barbados and the Unit...

Australia postpones until December 15 the reopening of its borders due to the appearance of the omicron variant

MADRID, 29 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) - The Australian Government has postponed this Monday and until December 15 the reopening of its borders due to the expansion of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, although these will remain open to Australian citizens. The decision was made after Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with the Cabinet National Security Commission due to concern over the appearance of the variant, although experts say it is too early to know if it is. it will trigger more severe cases of the disease. Thus, the president has confirmed that people from countries such as Japan and South Korea - which were initially going to be able to enter Australia this week - will not be able to do so at least until mid-December. The idea, as the Government has pointed...

Decent housing for all – LA NACION

Because in ArgentinaAccording to Indec (2018), out of a total of 13.3 million households, about 4 million live in shantytowns or settlements that lack essential services (drinking water, sewer, natural gas, storm drainage)? Why are several million perpetual tenants? Why are we from the countries with the least mortgage credit, when 100 years ago we were an example?Metas Siglo XXI Foundation (FM), chaired by the lawyer and economist Guillermo Laura, studies goals and proposes how to achieve them. On housing, he presented an intelligent solution, with a paradigm shift: the State, which accumulates failures by building houses from costly bureaucratic agencies, should only intervene to guarantee mortgage loans with subsidized rates and even without interest. The private sector has the c...

Frontex will control the migratory flow in the English Channel from December

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is going to contribute to control of immigrants trying to reach the UK from France via the English Channel. It is one of the main conclusions of the meeting held, at the request of France, by the Interior Ministers of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands as well as the European Commissioner for Interior, Ylva Johansson, and the executive directors of Frontex agencies -Fabrice Leggeri-, y Europol -Catherine De Bolle- in the French city of Calais. An encounter that has occurred four days after 31 people lost their lives at sea in one of the deadliest shipwrecks that have occurred on this journey. ...

A clinical trial from the Vertex laboratory promises to control type 1 diabetes

A clinical trial by the Vertex Pharmaceuticals company to find a more effective and less invasive treatment for type 1 diabetes, promises to improve the lives of millions of people around the world, mainly 1.5 million individuals who are estimated to live in the United States .It is, broadly speaking, a treatment that consists of the infusion of cells grown from stem cells and that would help people to automatically control their insulin and blood sugar levels. The treatment is aimed at somehow supplying the pancreas cells that are producing insulin and that people with type 1 diabetes lack. According to Vertex Pharmaceuticals, it would not be suitable for people with type 2 diabetes.It took about thirty years to arrive at this promising treatment and began with the work of D...

Usher wishes his ‘rebellious’ son Usher Raymond V a happy 14th birthday with a fun ultrasound

Published: 9:53 PM EST, November 26, 2021 | Updated: 01:28 EST, Nov 27, 2021 Usher took to Instagram on Friday to pay tribute to his son Usher Raymond V before his 14th birthday.And to accurately capture his son's 'rebellious' energy, the 43-year-old singer shared an ultrasound image of baby Usher Raymond V lifting his middle finger in the womb.'Guess who !! I've been a rebel. Happy 14th URV “Five,” titled the hitmaker, who shares his eldest son with his 50-year-old ex-wife Tameka Foster.Proud Dad: Usher took to Instagram Friday to pay tribute to his son Usher Raymond V before his 14th birthday; Usher seen in 2020Usher went on to share several videos on his Instagram story, all of which gave fans a glimpse of the day's celebrations.In his first clip, the I Don't Mind singer...

The South African variant of the coronavirus enters Europe and shakes the economy

The health authorities of Belgium they detected on November 22 a case of the new South African variant of Covid-19, as reported today by the Minister of Public Health, Frank Vandenbroucke, who asked that "do not panic." The infected patient is an unvaccinated young adult woman who developed symptoms eleven days after traveling to Egypt through Turkey, the National Reference Laboratory reported. The patient, it seems, you have had no high-risk contacts outside your home and no member of his family developed symptoms so far, added the National Reference Laboratory, which is conducting a comprehensive investigation.The new variant of Covid-19 detected in South Africa has unleashed nerv...

Dutton warns of the “alarming” actions of China and considers that it sees Australia as a “tributary state”

Australia confirms the presence of a Chinese military ship off its coast MADRID, 26 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) - The Australian Defense Minister, Peter Dutton, has warned this Friday of the "alarming" actions of China and has warned that although he considers that Beijing "does not want to occupy other countries", if he believes that he sees Australia and other nations of the region as a "tributary states". This has been stated by Dutton in a press conference and after the country has confirmed that it tracked a ship of the Chinese forces sailing in the exclusive economic zone of Australia, which does not violate international laws, as recognized by the Australian Government. However, the Defense Minister has referred to recent actions by Beijing and has pointed to a ...

ACS adds 12,733 million in awards and exceeds the prepandemic levels

The construction and operation, until 2051, of two three-lane tunnels of the APP North East Link Primary Package in Melbourne (Australia). Translated into euros: 2,538.7 million. Or the development of the first phase of the Sydney M6 motorway in New South Wales (Australia) for 1,233.7 million. Or the construction of a high voltage transmission network in Queensland (Australia) for 1,091.8 million euros. What do they have in common? Which are three of the main awards that ACS has achieved during 2021. The group chaired by Florentino Pérez has managed in these first nine months of 2021 not only to exceed the amount of the 2020 awards. It has also placed those figures above the data collected during 2019, just before the pandemic. Specifically, allotments in infrastructure have total...

Boris Johnson threatens to break Northern Ireland protocol again

Updated Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 02:22Johnson reiterated the British claim that the European Court of Justice is "part of that fundamental imbalance", since any dispute "is decided in the court of one party"Boris Johnson receives the Afghan troops.Brexit London calls on EU for "major changes" to customs protocols in Northern Ireland The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, I returned this Wednesday to threaten to activate the Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol, which suspends that agreement, if the negotiations with the Unin Europea (UE) they do not bear fruit.In a telephone conversation with the Irish Prime Minister, Micheal Martin, the British 'premier' drew attention to the "substantial distance" that still exists between the UK and EU positions on the border in Irela...