long term – Pro Impex http://proimpex.info/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 20:56:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://proimpex.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png long term – Pro Impex http://proimpex.info/ 32 32 Public housing will not go to Ukrainian refugees rather than current residents: housing companies https://proimpex.info/public-housing-will-not-go-to-ukrainian-refugees-rather-than-current-residents-housing-companies/ Sat, 19 Mar 2022 06:45:00 +0000 https://proimpex.info/public-housing-will-not-go-to-ukrainian-refugees-rather-than-current-residents-housing-companies/ Social housing associations in the Netherlands are firmly committed to ensuring that the reception of Ukrainian refugees does not come at the expense of those who have been waiting for a long time for low-cost housing. Vestia and Ymere have indicated with other housing associations that they will not remove any homes from their stock […]]]>

Social housing associations in the Netherlands are firmly committed to ensuring that the reception of Ukrainian refugees does not come at the expense of those who have been waiting for a long time for low-cost housing.

Vestia and Ymere have indicated with other housing associations that they will not remove any homes from their stock due to the shortage in the housing market. However, they said they help in other ways.

Ymere is active in the municipalities of Amsterdam, Almere and Haarlemmermeer, and in several other cities. So far, the housing association has found spaces where around 100 displaced Ukrainians can be accommodated.

Amsterdam housing associations have come together to organize five complexes where Ukrainian refugees can be housed, including suitable commercial spaces, offices and schools. These buildings may be suitable for temporary occupancy with minor renovations, a spokesperson said.

The company stressed that ordinary houses are not an option for emergency shelter. “It’s additional, so it doesn’t go through existing housing seeker agreements,” a spokesperson said.

Amsterdam has asked all housing associations active within its municipality to find housing for refugees, a spokesperson for the Federation of Amsterdam Housing Companies (AFWC) explained. Five complexes have since been discovered, each with numerous living spaces.

The Netherlands is facing a tight housing market and in Amsterdam the pressure on the housing stock is even greater than in other parts of the country.

As a result, there aren’t many options for providing alternative housing in the city, the AFWC said. In the southeast of the country, a Limburg housing company was able to temporarily offer houses to be demolished as shelter for refugees. These spaces in Amsterdam are already being used for people who are economically homeless and do not have addiction or mental health issues.

Housing and Spatial Planning Minister Hugo de Jonge said that despite the housing shortage, he recognizes how important it is to provide Ukrainians with short-term emergency shelter and adequate housing in long term. Nevertheless, he stressed that “all available options are currently being used”.

It will not be easy to provide Ukrainian refugees with the housing they desperately need. “It’s very hard work because the shortage in the housing market is of course already very big,” said De Jonge. He also mentioned that he would be willing to change housing laws and regulations if it could speed up the process.

Vestia says it is celebrating by offering more than fifty “guest houses” for the reception of refugees in Delft, The Hague and Zoetermeer. These are available for residents who need to leave their accommodation temporarily due to renovations or major maintenance work can stay. Vestia also said no homes will be removed from the housing association’s stock.

The guest houses offer a temporary solution for hosting Ukrainian refugees, but there is still no date when the refugees will be able to move in. It will also depend on when these guest houses will be needed for a renovation or maintenance project.

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China encourages Russia, Ukraine to hold direct talks https://proimpex.info/china-encourages-russia-ukraine-to-hold-direct-talks/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 22:34:00 +0000 https://proimpex.info/china-encourages-russia-ukraine-to-hold-direct-talks/ On Saturday March 5, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the latter’s request. It is according to website from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wang Yi said “the situation in Ukraine has developed to the point that the Chinese side […]]]>

On Saturday March 5, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the latter’s request.

It is according to website from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wang Yi said “the situation in Ukraine has developed to the point that the Chinese side does not want to see,” the statement read.

He said the Ukrainian issue is “complex” and is related not only to the basic norms of international relations, but also to the security interests of all parties.

The Chinese politician called on the United States, NATO, the European Union and Russia to dialogue on an equal footing, “to face the contradictions and problems accumulated over the years, to pay attention to the negative impact of NATO’s continued eastward expansion on the security environment, and seek to build a balanced, effective and sustainable security environment”.

“It is necessary to focus not only on resolving the current crisis, but also on achieving long-term peace and stability in the region,” the Chinese minister said. He noted that China, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, “always constructs its position and policy based on the merits of the issue.” China believes that to resolve the “Ukrainian crisis”, it is necessary to act in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. On the one hand, it is necessary to respect and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, and on the other hand, it is necessary to insist on the peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue.

Wang Yi expressed the hope that the fighting will stop as soon as possible, the situation on the ground will be peaceful, the safety of civilian lives and property will be effectively guaranteed, and large-scale humanitarian crises will be averted.

China’s foreign minister said the “Ukrainian crisis” can only be resolved through dialogue and negotiations. He said China supports all efforts that contribute to de-escalation and political settlement and opposes all actions that are not conducive to promoting a diplomatic solution but “on the contrary fuel the fire and escalate the situation.” “.

China will continue to speak out and do its best for peace and encourage Russia and Ukraine to negotiate directly, the diplomat said. He acknowledged that the talks might not go smoothly, but stressed that the international community must continue to cooperate and support them until results and peace are achieved.

As reported, on February 24, Russian President Putin declared war on Ukraine and launched a full-scale invasion of the country. Russian troops are killing civilians, bombing and destroying key infrastructure, with missiles hitting the homes of Ukrainians.

Zelensky signed a decree on general mobilization.

Ukraine has officially filed a complaint against the Russian Federation before the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

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Kane Williamson returns to training ahead of Dutch ODIs https://proimpex.info/kane-williamson-returns-to-training-ahead-of-dutch-odis/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 06:56:09 +0000 https://proimpex.info/kane-williamson-returns-to-training-ahead-of-dutch-odis/ New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has returned to training after recovering from his long-lasting elbow injury with the aim of joining the squad for the clean-ball series against the Netherlands next month. Williamson played a match against India last year in the first Test. He ended up missing the next game and was subsequently left […]]]>

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has returned to training after recovering from his long-lasting elbow injury with the aim of joining the squad for the clean-ball series against the Netherlands next month.

Williamson played a match against India last year in the first Test. He ended up missing the next game and was subsequently left out of the ongoing South Africa home Test series.

He’s one of their best hitters in the lineup and Williamson has previously mentioned that he doesn’t like to miss Test games, his preferred format of the game.

Kane Williamson (Image credit: Twitter)

New Zealand beat South Africa in the first Test by one set and 276 runs at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. It was a fairly straightforward win at home for the Kiwis, who beat and beat an ill-fated Proteas side to a moderately hard-to-beat wicket.

“The priority has to be trying to fix the injury” – Gary Stead on Kane Williamson

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead revealed Williamson was keen to return to the Testing setup for the South African series but did not want to rush the recovery process. If his elbow flared up again, he would have to take another break.

He was desperate to be fit for the show [against South Africa] but with the amount of loadout required for Test cricket, we had to make the difficult call for him to sit down and focus on returning for the clean ball matches against the Netherlands in March.

Kane Williamson and Gary Stead
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Kane loves playing for BLACKCAPS and especially in Test cricket so this was a particularly tough decision. However, the priority must be to try to correct the injury and make it available long term.“Stead said.

Also Read – IND vs WI: We have to give Ishan Kishan another game, there’s no point in giving Ruturaj Gaikwad a game: Wasim Jaffer

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Johns Hopkins study reignites COVID lockdown debate https://proimpex.info/johns-hopkins-study-reignites-covid-lockdown-debate/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 22:14:55 +0000 https://proimpex.info/johns-hopkins-study-reignites-covid-lockdown-debate/ A recent controversial Johns Hopkins meta-analysis revives a discussion about the harmful consequences of lockdowns after finding that they had no significant mortality benefit during the first wave of the 2020 pandemic in the United States and Europe, according to a recent report. “We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting […]]]>

A recent controversial Johns Hopkins meta-analysis revives a discussion about the harmful consequences of lockdowns after finding that they had no significant mortality benefit during the first wave of the 2020 pandemic in the United States and Europe, according to a recent report.

“We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings had a noticeable effect on COVID-19-related mortality,” said the study authors, who is not peer reviewed and reflects the opinions of the authors, not necessarily. those of the University.

The study authors, however, found that closing non-essential businesses reduced COVID-19 mortality by 10.6%, which is probably most related to the closure of bars.

‘SHOULD BE DISMISSED WITH ONE HAND’: LOCKDOWNS ONLY REDUCED COVID DEATH RATE BY 0.2%, STUDY SAYS

“Our study shows the benefits [of lockdowns] — in terms of fewer deaths — are questionable and small,” Jonas Herby, special adviser at the Center for Policy Studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, told Fox News. Herby’s research focuses on law and economics, and he co-authored the study.

The meta-analysis – a survey or study of previous studies – which Herby wrote with two other prominent economists, noted that the lockdowns have had “devastating effects” as society weathers the unintended consequences.

“They have helped reduce economic activity, increase unemployment, reduce school attendance, cause political unrest, contribute to domestic violence and undermine liberal democracy,” the report said. Noted.

A demonstrator carries a sign during a demonstration outside the Virginia State Capitol to protest Virginia’s stay-at-home order and business closures following the COVID-19 outbreak in Richmond, Virginia, April 16, 2020.
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The research directly contradicts the most influential lockdown model led by epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who was largely responsible for “driving the global response to COVID-19” that “has pushed the United States and the United Kingdom United in Action,” according to The Wall Street Newspaper.

Ferguson co-authored a leading article in Nature published in June 2020 which estimated that the closures in the spring of that year had saved three million European lives. But the study excluded the research because it relied on modelling, according to several reports.

“This report on the effect of ‘lockdowns’ does not significantly advance our understanding of the relative effectiveness of the plethora of public health measures adopted by different countries to limit the transmission of COVID-19,” Ferguson said. onScience Media Centeran information liaison in the UK for science and health journalists.

According to Guardian.

MAJOR MEDIA IGNORES STUDY THAT FINDS COVID LOCKDOWNS INEFFECTIVE

The Johns Hopkins researchers acknowledged that a limitation of the study was the exclusion of certain studies like Ferguson’s to avoid biases, such as those caused by “time-dependent factors” like seasonality. So papers that looked at early lockdowns like in China, which reduced COVID-19 to very low death rates, were also not included, according to a UK report.

Nevertheless, the blockers are now resisting aftershocks that persist after the blockages are lifted, according to multiple reports.

“The virus has long-term health consequences, including the long duration of COVID, and there are long-term mental health effects of the death from COVID-19 of a parent, a spouse, a grandparent, a caregiver,” said Dr. Julie Vaishampayan, chair of the public health committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

“There are long-term health effects of the measures used to slow the spread of this virus.”

In late June 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that due to COVID-19 concerns, about 41% of American adults were delaying or avoiding medical care, including 12% who were avoiding urgent or emergency care. and 32% who neglected routine care. These results noted a higher prevalence among people with multiple medical conditions, black and Hispanic adults, young adults and people with disabilities, according to a previous Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. Reporting.

Even though most students are now back in school, many are now struggling academically with the consequences of months of online learning, while others have chosen to change schools or even drop out. , according to a recent New York Times. report.

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A “closed” sign in front of a public elementary school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in March 2020.
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The Times also noted that students continue to have lingering feelings of loneliness and anxiety with the feeling that the system has let them down and created responsibilities that are usually not expected. them.

“Children today will have to bear this burden with diminished skills, thanks to the remote learning disaster demanded by so many so-called public health experts,” said James Freeman, associate editor of the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, a Fox News Contributor and frequent host of “Deep Dive” on Fox Nation.

The New England Journal of Medicine examined the psychological impact of people in quarantine, finding “many emotional outcomes including stress, depression, irritability, insomnia, fear, confusion, anger, frustration , boredom and stigma associated with quarantine, some of which persisted after quarantine was survey.”

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A protester holds a banner during a small anti-COVID restriction demonstration in The Hague in the Netherlands, Saturday December 18, 2021.
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“The president has been clear that we’re not pushing lockdowns, we haven’t been pro-lockdown, that hasn’t been his agenda,” said White House press secretary Jen PSAKI, when asked about the Johns Hopkins newspaper during a recent press. Report.

“Most of the shutdowns happened under the previous president. Our goal has been to convey that we have the tools we need to keep our country open.”

“We need robust and accurate data on all of these long-term effects to best balance response measures, ensuring the best possible outcome,” Vaishampayan added.

Fox News’ Paul Best contributed to this report.

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How each Golden Knight has performed this season compared to their salary – The Athletic https://proimpex.info/how-each-golden-knight-has-performed-this-season-compared-to-their-salary-the-athletic/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 22:25:25 +0000 https://proimpex.info/how-each-golden-knight-has-performed-this-season-compared-to-their-salary-the-athletic/ The Golden Knights roster has a total salary cap of $91.5 million, which is $10 million more than the NHL cap. The team is still able to operate below the ceiling as Jack Eichel and Alec Martinez are on the long-term injured list, but that won’t last forever. Finding value in contracts is important in […]]]>

The Golden Knights roster has a total salary cap of $91.5 million, which is $10 million more than the NHL cap. The team is still able to operate below the ceiling as Jack Eichel and Alec Martinez are on the long-term injured list, but that won’t last forever.

Finding value in contracts is important in a salary cap world, but even more so for teams like the Golden Knights who have squeezed against the cap. Vegas will be counting pennies when it comes to this year’s trade deadline, hoping to make the most of the $81.5 million salary cap.

The Golden Knights can take several routes to free up enough space for Eichel and Martinez to return, but today let’s take a look at the value of each contract on the roster. In today’s salary cap landscape, a player’s performance against their cap is of vital importance. In order to build a championship contender with limited resources, it is essential to find players who can perform well above their expected contributions based on their salary.

As I have done many times in years past, I enlisted the help of The Athletic’s hockey analysis expert, Dom Luszczyszyn. Its Game Score Added Value (GSVA) ​​model combines all basic scoring stats, plus advanced analytics, into a single number to measure a player’s total value to the team.

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Netherlands and Ukraine take Russia to European Court of Human Rights https://proimpex.info/netherlands-and-ukraine-take-russia-to-european-court-of-human-rights/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 15:31:22 +0000 https://proimpex.info/netherlands-and-ukraine-take-russia-to-european-court-of-human-rights/ THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands and Ukraine argued Wednesday that a high-level European court should hear their cases seeking to hold Russia accountable for human rights abuses in the Eastern Ukraine, including the 2014 downing of an airliner that killed all 298 people on Council. Lawyers representing the Dutch government told the European […]]]>

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands and Ukraine argued Wednesday that a high-level European court should hear their cases seeking to hold Russia accountable for human rights abuses in the Eastern Ukraine, including the 2014 downing of an airliner that killed all 298 people on Council.

Lawyers representing the Dutch government told the European Court of Human Rights in the French city of Strasbourg that Russia had effective control over rebel forces in eastern Ukraine when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot on July 17, 2014.

The preliminary hearing on the admissibility of the Ukrainian and Dutch cases against Russia opened amid growing tensions between Russia and the West over the huge buildup of troops in Moscow near the border with Ukraine and fears of conflict.

Ukrainian Justice Minister Denys Maliuska told the court that events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea in 2014 foreshadowed the current crisis.


He told the court that his country faced “a coherent or long-term policy of the Russian Federation aimed at bending Ukraine to Russian interests and leading it away from its path to Western values ​​and civilization. This policy continues to this day.

An international investigation has concluded that a Buk missile transported from a Russian military base in Ukraine shot down the Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The missile launch system was then returned to Russia, the investigation found. At the time, pro-Russian separatists were fighting Ukrainian forces in the east of the country.

Dutch lawyer Babette Koopman said the Dutch government had concluded that the missile launch system “was provided by Russia with a crew to the separatists”. The Buk missile was launched from an area under effective Russian control and by, or at least with the assistance of, Russian state agents.

Koopman told the judges that relatives of the plane’s dead are still awaiting an admission of responsibility and the fact that none has been made “has added and continues to add to the next of kin’s already immense grief.”

Maliuska went to court to personally defend the cause of his government. He told judges that after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, Moscow used “this same traveling circus of professional separatists” in eastern Ukraine.

Russia denies any involvement and its lawyer Mikhail Vinogradov has urged the court to declare the cases inadmissible.

If the Dutch and Ukrainian cases are ruled admissible by the court’s judges, it will likely take them years to come to a conclusion.

Relatives of some of the victims were in court on Wednesday. Ahead of the hearing, they held up a banner outside that read “Awaiting Answers and Accountability” printed on flight number “MH17”.

Three Russians and a Ukrainian are on trial in the Netherlands for their alleged role in the attack in a criminal case separate from the hearings in Strasbourg. None of the four appeared for a trial in the Netherlands.

In a statement, Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra called Wednesday’s hearing “an important step in the Netherlands’ pursuit of justice for the victims and their loved ones.” This is and will remain a priority for the government.

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Hague: Will home ownership in the United States be reserved for the privileged? https://proimpex.info/hague-will-home-ownership-in-the-united-states-be-reserved-for-the-privileged/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 17:45:30 +0000 https://proimpex.info/hague-will-home-ownership-in-the-united-states-be-reserved-for-the-privileged/ By Greg Hague, CEO, 72SOLD.com “I will never sell another piece of real estate again,” said my son, Corey. “I regret selling my condo before buying my current home,” he added. My nephew, Jason, echoed the same sentiment, lamenting the sale of his condo before buying the house he now lives in. He wishes he […]]]>

By Greg Hague, CEO, 72SOLD.com

“I will never sell another piece of real estate again,” said my son, Corey. “I regret selling my condo before buying my current home,” he added.

My nephew, Jason, echoed the same sentiment, lamenting the sale of his condo before buying the house he now lives in. He wishes he had rented this condo.

Same for my eldest son, Brian. He just bought a house in Fountain Hills and told me that when he was ready to move, he would rent out his current house.

It’s the same story with my youngest son, Casey. He has just closed his first house. His plans for the future? Buy it, live in it, then rent it. Never sell.

Coincidentally, Teresa and I decided last year that if we ever wanted to move, we wouldn’t sell our current PV home, but rent it out instead (long-term, not Airbnb).

A change of mentality

This new “never sell” mentality could be a harbinger, the beginning of a metamorphic shift in the way Americans approach homeownership. I see a growing trend of homeowners renting out their current home when deciding to purchase a new one.

Why switch from sale to rental?

Interest rates are low, rents are high and homes are appreciating rapidly.

This means you can rent for more than your mortgage payments and make a monthly profit while your home appreciates.

Many investors already view homes as a better investment than stocks, with rent payments exceeding dividends and home appreciation better than stock price increases.

Why will homes continue to rise in value?

We have growing demand from “normal” buyers and now investment buyers.

We had a housing shortage, now further exacerbated by Covid-induced supply and labor shortages.

This housing shortage will get worse when landlords (like my sons and nephew) decide never to sell.

It will get worse as more and more homes are bought by investors for long-term rental.

Ultimately, growing buyer demand will continue to drive the dwindling supply of homes, which will keep home prices rising.

Housing estates for rent

Six months ago I published an article called Rental Nation. I pointed out that one of four homes in America is currently being bought by an investor to rent out. That’s almost one in three in Phoenix.

But investors aren’t just buying homes, they’re buying brand new developments. For example, Fundrise purchased DR Horton’s 124-home subdivision in Conroe, Texas, all for long-term rental.

The Wall Street Journal ran an article with the headline Blackstone bets $6 billion on buying and renting homes.

The article read: “Many analysts say that with home price gains showing little sign of abating, rents may continue to rise as potential buyers are shut out of the sales market and are forced to continue renting. . The business is attractive to investors because growth can come from both rising house prices and rising rents.

Normal buyers find it hard to compete

It’s becoming increasingly difficult (and sometimes impossible) for “normal” homebuyers to compete with companies that make non-contingent cash offers at full market value, waive the assessment, and then let sellers rent for that they find their next home.

I deal with it every day in my office. We sell 25 to 30 homes a day here in Arizona, and month after month it seems like a higher percentage of those homes are selling for the best price to investors who plan to rent them for years.

The End of an American Dream

We live in a country that has long encouraged home ownership.

The VA program was created in 1944 to help veterans buy a home after World War II without a down payment (even with low credit scores).

Long-standing tax law made interest on home loans deductible while rent payments were not, which is illogical given that rent payments and home loan repayments are personal expenses (not professionals).

The VA loan program, tax-deductible home loan payments, first-time homebuyer credits, and a variety of other incentives have been designed to encourage homeownership.

Are we on the verge of becoming a nation of investors and tenants? Are we living the end of an American dream?

Are we going to become a home ownership nation for the privileged?

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Gatwick and Heathrow: entry requirements for the Netherlands, Barbados and the Czech Republic https://proimpex.info/gatwick-and-heathrow-entry-requirements-for-the-netherlands-barbados-and-the-czech-republic/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 15:47:01 +0000 https://proimpex.info/gatwick-and-heathrow-entry-requirements-for-the-netherlands-barbados-and-the-czech-republic/ The Netherlands, Barbados and the Czech Republic are all popular vacation destinations. You might be wondering what the latest travel rules are if you have booked a trip to any of these places. Entry requirements are specific to the country of your destination, so you will need to follow them whether you are traveling from […]]]>


The Netherlands, Barbados and the Czech Republic are all popular vacation destinations.

You might be wondering what the latest travel rules are if you have booked a trip to any of these places.

Entry requirements are specific to the country of your destination, so you will need to follow them whether you are traveling from Gatwick or Heathrow.

READ MORE: Latest Red List Countries & Travel Restrictions As Nigeria Is Added

Since the Omicron variant was first identified, many countries have acted in response and tightened their restrictions, meaning some rules may have changed since your last check.

See below for the latest entry requirements for the Netherlands, Barbados and the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic

You are allowed to enter the Czech Republic for any reason, including tourism, if you have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your departure from the UK.

You will be able to enter without having to isolate yourself or take a PCR test before departure.

However, you will need to complete a Passenger Tracking Form (PLF) and present it upon arrival.

Children under 12 can enter the country without pre-departure testing or PLF, and do not need to self-isolate if traveling with their fully immunized parents.

Proof of vaccination will be required for children aged 12-18. Otherwise, they will need to take a pre-departure PCR test and complete a PLF.



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If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will only be able to enter the Czech Republic for essential reasons – for example, for medical treatment or to attend a funeral.

You can also enter if you have a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic, or a permanent or long-term residence permit issued by an EU + country.

Likewise, if your spouse or long-time partner is a Czech or EU national, you can enter the Czech Republic under certain conditions, as stated on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If you have not been fully vaccinated, you must also show a negative result in the RT-PCR test carried out no later than 72 hours before departure to the UK.

You should then take another RT-PCR test between five and seven days after arrival and wear a standard FFP2 (or higher) face mask when leaving your accommodation until you have a negative result, unless you are. exempt.

The Netherlands

The UK is currently on the Dutch authorities‘ list of ‘very high risk countries’, but if you are fully vaccinated, with proof, you can enter the Netherlands.

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving in the Netherlands from the UK by plane, ferry, passenger car, train or bus must present one of the following:

  • a negative PCR test carried out no later than 48 hours before departure;
  • a negative antigen test carried out no later than 24 hours before departure.

You will not have to isolate yourself when you arrive in the Netherlands if you are fully vaccinated.

If you are 13 years of age or older and have not been fully vaccinated, however, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. This also applies if you are traveling with vaccinated adults.

However, if you are a UK national who legally resides in the Netherlands, you are allowed to enter the country regardless of your vaccination status. You will need to present a residence permit or an application certificate.

You may be questioned by the Dutch border authorities upon arrival.

There are also additional exemptions if you are: the partner of a UK national with a Netherlands residence permit; a close family member of a critically or terminally ill patient; attend the funeral of a close family member; a grandparent visiting their newborn grandchildren; a divorced parent visiting minor children.

Barbados

If you are traveling from the UK, you must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than three days prior to arrival.

Passengers must also present a boarding / disembarking (ED) card, which is required 24 hours before travel.

You could be refused entry to Barbados if you show up without a valid negative PCR test, which should be a private test and not an NHS test.

You must bring a doctor’s letter stating the date of your Covid diagnosis and recovery if you have recently been diagnosed and your pre-flight PCR test is still positive.

You may need to complete an assessment upon arrival at a government isolation center up to 48 hours before coming out of quarantine.

If you are not vaccinated, you will need to quarantine yourself at an approved facility, including a hotel, villa, or designated government facility, for which you will need to pay.

You should have a second PCR test five days after arrival.

You will need to stay in your hotel room and may need to wear an electronic tracking bracelet until you receive your second test results.

If it comes back negative, you no longer need to quarantine.

* The information is correct at the time of writing.

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Museum repairs the “ripples” of Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” https://proimpex.info/museum-repairs-the-ripples-of-rembrandts-night-watch/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 11:07:10 +0000 https://proimpex.info/museum-repairs-the-ripples-of-rembrandts-night-watch/ THE HAGUE – Rembrandt van Rijn’s iconic painting “The Night Watch” will be stretched to remove distortions in its upper left corner, the National Museum of the Netherlands said on Wednesday. The 379.5 x 453.5 centimeter (149.4 x 178.5 inch) canvas will be removed from its wooden stretcher next month and placed on a new […]]]>


THE HAGUE – Rembrandt van Rijn’s iconic painting “The Night Watch” will be stretched to remove distortions in its upper left corner, the National Museum of the Netherlands said on Wednesday.

The 379.5 x 453.5 centimeter (149.4 x 178.5 inch) canvas will be removed from its wooden stretcher next month and placed on a new one to remove ripples caused when the world famous paint was housed in a temporary gallery while the The Rijksmuseum underwent extensive renovations from 2003 to 2013.

The oil painting on canvas depicts a civilian militia from Amsterdam and shows Rembrandt’s renowned use of light and composition to create a dynamic scene filled with figures.

The museum said the ripples were likely caused by “excessive climatic fluctuations in the gallery” where she hangs during reconstruction work on her iconic house in Amsterdam.

“We think this is very important for the long term preservation of the paint. The deformation (is) then supposed to relax and the painting will then take on a flatter and more uniform surface, ”said Petria Noble, museum conservation manager.

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The painting has undergone many restorations during its life. It was placed on its current wooden frame in 1975. Once the painting has been reassembled, the museum will decide if further restoration work is necessary.

The announcement came as the museum wrapped up a long and painstakingly detailed examination of the painting using a battery of high-tech imaging technologies, including scans that revealed a preparatory sketch of the work under the paint.

“It gives us the impression that we can peek over Rembrandt’s shoulder while he was working on ‘The Night Watch’,” said Pieter Roelofs, responsible for painting and museum sculpture.

Experts have long suspected that Rembrandt sketched the work before painting it in 1642. They now have proof.

“This gives us for the first time a real insight into Rembrandt’s creative process. It’s fascinating to see how he went about looking for the right mix, ”Roelofs said. “We have discovered the origins of ‘The Night Watch’.”

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The museum said much of the painting remains in excellent condition, while some areas are “in poor condition, in part due to the many treatments” The Night Watch “has undergone since the 17th century.” He added that the earlier removal of the varnish probably led to the dissolution of the paint on some parts of the work.

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Twist of fate propelled Sparta Rotterdam’s Maduka Okoye to Nigerian number 1 https://proimpex.info/twist-of-fate-propelled-sparta-rotterdams-maduka-okoye-to-nigerian-number-1/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 09:46:07 +0000 https://proimpex.info/twist-of-fate-propelled-sparta-rotterdams-maduka-okoye-to-nigerian-number-1/ Nigerian goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has come a long way in two years, from the German Regionalliga in Rotterdam to Watford, and he told ESPN he is aiming for both CAN victory and a World Cup berth. 2022. Okoye went from substitute goalkeeper for Fortuna Dusseldorf II to second team for Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch […]]]>


Nigerian goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has come a long way in two years, from the German Regionalliga in Rotterdam to Watford, and he told ESPN he is aiming for both CAN victory and a World Cup berth. 2022.

Okoye went from substitute goalkeeper for Fortuna Dusseldorf II to second team for Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch third division, then first choice at Sparta Rotterdam and coveted by giants Ajax Amsterdam, and finally signed by Watford in the English Premier League.

The German-born cap, who will remain on loan with Rotterdam in the Eredivisie until January 2022, told ESPN: “They [Watford fans] will see a hungry young goalkeeper who is ready to learn a lot and give it their all, but I don’t want to talk too much now.

“It’s the biggest league, but I know my qualities. First of all, I will focus on CAN, then the end of the season with Rotterdam, then we will focus on Watford afterwards.”

Out of the blue in 2019, Okoye was called up by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr. The Super Eagles were looking for quality goalies and had been testing different options for years. They seem to have finally found the right one.

Longtime goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama retired just before Rohr took over from Sunday Oliseh in 2015. His replacement Carl Ikeme was forced to retire after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2018.

Francis Uzoho, a rookie, had knocked out competition from Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa and held positions for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup. Akpeyi, the longest-serving goalkeeper, was not exactly a shining beacon. trusted, while Ezenwa was not even considered the best goalkeeper in the national league.

Due to his German mother, Okoye also qualified to represent Germany, but said his father made sure it was always Nigeria from the start, and there was never the slightest doubt. on his allegiances.

He said: “My dad always showed me the Super Eagles videos and clips; the way they dance and sing. Every time he went to Nigeria he always came back with a lot of Nigerian shirts.

“So when the call came in we didn’t even have to discuss it because when I told my dad it was also a dream come true for him.

“He always believed in me and he always pushed me to the limit and he always told me when I was young that I was going to play for Nigeria one day and that’s why when I told him that, it wasn’t a reason to discuss it and it was just fun.

“Of course my mother supported him too even though she is German.”

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Receiving a national call is one thing. In fact, making one appearance is usually quite another, especially for goalies. Rohr’s debut had seen quite a stir, with former youth internationals Dele Ajiboye and Dele Alampasu having come and gone.

Also, with Uzoho in stable form, it was unlikely that he could be usurped. Or even if he wasn’t in a good gash, a Second Division keeper moving up the depth chart so quickly seemed overdone.

And that’s when fate stepped in.

Uzoho was injured in Nigeria’s friendly against Brazil in October 2019. Ezenwa was the regular replacement, but he arrived at camp unexpectedly unfit and unable to appear. So Rohr threw Okoye into the fray.

It was a decision from left field that left the player himself blind: “It was very unexpected because I was not expecting to play.

“Of course, these are things you can’t decide, like Uzoho’s injury, very unlucky for him and not a great moment in his career either. But of course, for me it was a door. open for whatever happened after.

“I think it was a beautiful, unforgettable day.”

Rohr told ESPN: “He was surprised. But we believed in him and he took it really well and we were happy with him.”

Okoye was so excited that he stayed awake until the early hours of the morning talking to his father and family after the game, that Nigeria drew 1-1: “I still remember talking to them since the hotel balcony after the game at 2 am It was emotional and we were just happy because it was something that we worked for together, me and my dad. “

That night of 2019 turned out to be the turning point in his career. Nine months later he had joined the Dutch team of Sparta Rotterdam and within a few months he had gone from the Tweede Divisie with his second team to the first choice in the first team.

He said: “I always knew how much I could do and how much talent I had, and that’s why I was ready to be the number one goalie for any club.

“When I arrived in Rotterdam I started as a bench player but after six games I was starting and from that point on I was even hungrier and more focused to climb higher in my career.”

This focus and his performances not only kept him in his number one spot in Sparta, but also with the Super Eagles, even after Uzoho returned from a long-term injury. And that’s the same spirit he says he’ll take to Watford.

The Hornets already have Ben Foster, despite being 38 versus 22 for Okoye. But the Nigerian will have to fight for his place when he finally arrives in England.

He said: “Of course it’s not going to be easy, and there’s never the assurance of being number one or being a starting football player, but that’s why I just have to m ‘stick to the plan, work hard and develop myself. and then I’m sure I’ll have my chance at Watford. “

He will benefit from a strong Nigerian contingent that will help him relax at Watford, with defender William Troost-Ekong, midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and striker Emmanuel Dennis already established at the club.

Okoye said the whole transfer was so quiet he didn’t have time to ask them for advice before signing: “I didn’t speak to them before signing because it was all pretty secret.

“But of course it’s good to have Nigerian brothers there and Super Eagles teammates. Players like Ekong can really come and get me there and make me feel at home in the first few weeks and m ‘Help a lot at the start and look forward to working with them all together.

“It’s the best league in the world and I just want to show myself and reach new heights and new levels and grow day by day with a great thing over there at Watford.”

Okoye was in goal for Nigeria through the successful qualification for next year’s Nations Cup, and also as they negotiated their way through the World Cup qualifiers with the Super Eagles winning their group and qualifying for the final round of the playoffs.

While many fans are less than confident the Eagles will reach the World Cup, Okoye fully expects to be in Qatar with Nigeria: will do anything to win.

“I saw him before I got into the Super Eagles, but I also saw him while I was with the Super Eagles, so I’m very sure that whatever happens we’ll get a ticket to a Cup. of the world.”

Part of that confidence comes from having suffered the least disappointment with the Eagles, when they gave up a 4-1 lead to draw Sierra Leone 4-4 at home.

Okoye says the lessons will come in handy for them: “From these games you can learn a lot and you will always remember those games, these games. But it’s also good to experience something like that and prevent it for. the next time.

“The biggest lesson is, of course, that a game isn’t over until the referee blows the last whistle and sticks together as a team.

“I’ve learned that we just have to stay together, it doesn’t matter; whether we are leading 5-0 or 5-0, it doesn’t matter. We have to play 90 minutes, focused and fearless.”


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