Posts tagged as child

In ‘The Farewell,’ a family drama straddling East and West

By Jake Koyle on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for “The Farewell” was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to live. The grim diagnosis was kept from Nai Nai, a somewhat common approach to death and dying in China. Wang, whose family…

Latvian authorities detain ten child pornography distributors

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

In a large-scale operation that took place last week Latvian police detained ten of the most active child pornography distributors, as confirmed by Latvia’s State Police Sex Crime Prevention Department Chief Oļegs Lavčinovskis. Thanks to international cooperation ten searches were performed in homes of ten men in two days. During those searches, police confiscated computers and a large number of data storage devices containing child pornography and prohibited pornographic materials.…

Estonian child benefits may mean financial crisis for Latvian border town

Saturday, January 19, 2019

According to local media, some 1,300 of the inhabitants of Valka, the Latvian border town just across from Valga on the Estonian side, are already registered as Estonian residents. And their number is increasing. The strategy of the residents in question is to register in Estonia and go on living in Latvia. This allows them to claim Estonian benefits and makes looking for work, while they can go on living…

Meghan Markle is ‘reading up on hypnobirthing and could have baby at home’

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, is said to want hypnobirthing at home instead of the ultra fancy Lido Wing that Kate Middleton opted for. Meghan Markle is said to be swotting up on ‘hypnobirthing’ and may even have the child at home. The pregnant Duchess, 37, is believed to be about five months pregnant with her first child. It is not thought she will be having the baby at the…

Irish NGO Urges Vatican to Take Steps on Child Protection Amid New Abuse Scandal

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Pope Francis must further elaborate on how the Vatican could move beyond “palliatives” and resolve ongoing abuse scandals currently rocking the Church across the world, Deirdre Kenny, the advocacy director for the Irish One in Four non-governmental organization. Pope Francis will arrive in Ireland on Saturday and is expected to meet with survivors of clerical sexual abuse during the visit in an apparent bid to initiate direct dialogue and potential reconciliation. On Monday, the pope released an open…

Are bugs good to eat?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?” “That’s disgusting. Don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies. After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?” “Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.”

More Estonian families opting for 3rd child

Friday, June 1, 2018

In the past two years, Estonia has registered a significant rise in the number of two-child families who have seen the arrival of a third child, Postimees reported citing data from Statistics Estonia. “If we look at the proportion of babies born into a family as the third child, it has been rising over the whole decade and in the last two years in particular,” Alis Tammur, senior analyst at Statistics…