Dazzeland: Did ‘mallrats’ kill Adelaide’s whimsical city centre theme park? – Curious Adelaide

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October 20, 2017 11:48:02

Thrilling rides, zany decorations, and a discombobulating mix of colour and noise; and all set aloft one of Australia’s largest and most expensive shopping centres.

Dazzeland lasted just a few years on the top two floors of the Myer Centre in the 1990s, but it remains a treasured memory for a generation of South Australians.

Curious Adelaide didn’t have to go far to find people who would fondly reminisce about the daring roller coaster, the miniature train, the arcade games and the starry ceiling.

James Magnusson was curious about this unique addition to Adelaide and asked us:

“What happened to Dazzeland?”

How did it all begin?

In 1989, Fairfax newspapers reported Adelaide’s new Myer Centre would be Australia’s “largest downtown shopping centre”.

When it opened in June 1991, about 200,000 visitors came to witness the “shopping complex of the future”.

It had a six-level Myer store (the biggest outside of Melbourne) and eight levels of specialty shops, including chains never seen in Adelaide before.

But the crowning glory of the $570 million centre was “razzle, dazzle Dazzeland”.

In Dazzeland, $5 gave you unlimited roller coaster and dodgem car rides, and a mere $3.70 bought you a chicken burger, fries and a soft drink to keep you going.

Steve Goodman, a senior lecturer in marketing at the University of Adelaide, remembers the heady days when centre opened.

“Myer split — half of the store got sent to Hindley Street, half of the store got sent to Pulteney and Rundle Street, and there was this big hoo-ha about this amazing new building that was being built, where you could ride a roller coaster around the ceiling,” he said.

“There was a heck of a buzz for a good six months, and we may have ducked an afternoon off school to see what it was like.”

Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese began his retail career in Rundle Mall during the 1980s.

“I was at the opening of the Myer Centre, and there were thousands of people here, it was an enormously successful launch,” he recalled.

“Dazzeland really was a big attraction. It brought families and lots of kids, because there’s never been anything like it and there’s been nothing like it since.”

Dazzeland’s roller coaster ride

The extraordinary cost of building the Myer Centre quickly became a problem for the State Bank of South Australia, which had underwritten some of the development for its owners, the Remm Group.

When the State Bank collapsed in 1991, South Australia was left with debts of $3 billion.

An Auditor General’s report into the Myer Centre stated the bank’s losses in the project could be well in excess of $250 million, because the building’s value was deemed far less than its cost to build.

Then there was the tragic death of 16-year-old Adelaide schoolboy, Clayton Derwent.

The teenager overbalanced and fell from an escalator on the fifth floor.

Myer management had been warned to install additional railings to prevent falls, but the retailer told a coroner’s inquest the escalators met Australian standards.

Mallrats, screams and sensory overload

Dazzeland was eventually confined to the centre’s top floor.

In 1997, Myer Centre manager Nick De Bruyn announced its complete closure, saying although it was returning a profit, their team wanted to add more style to the complex.

“It’s very difficult for us to do that now, while we’ve got an attraction like Dazzeland at the top of the centre,” he told the ABC.

The Myer Centre said there was considerable interest from potential replacements, including a sports injury clinic.

Shoppers might remember the regular screams of riders on the Jazz Junction roller coaster heard throughout the building.

Steve Goodman said he could understand why the Myer Centre began to have second thoughts about the theme park.

“When we think about the kind of people that would meet in a shopping centre, that would use amusements, we’re talking about the good old-fashioned mallrats — high school kids that are going to catch up with friends.”

He doesn’t believe the so-called mallrats were a problem, but rather they didn’t want to hang out at the family-friendly theme park.

“The Myer Centre started to see that the people they were trying to attract, were seeing what they had was ultimately uncool, for them it was a case of back to the drawing board to see what teenagers wanted.”

Martin Haese also laughed off the suggestion.

“Mallrats — I haven’t heard that term for a long time,” he said.

“Rundle Mall has always been a great place for young people … they grow up with Rundle Mall, they meet their first girlfriend, their boyfriend in Rundle Mall.”

Adding to the centre’s woes were strange reports of visitors experiencing sensory overload.

In 1993, the ABC’s 7:30 Report spoke to Dr Zeldo Asinari, who complained he “blanked out” in the noisy, colourful atrium.

“He had gone into a spontaneous state of altered consciousness, much like hypnosis,” hypnotherapist Dr Tom Paterson said, adding, “… the number of people who’ve had that experience … is quite alarming really.”

Martin Haese remembers the story.

“Sensory overload is probably quite contextual, because in today’s day and age, we probably thrive on sensory overload,” he said.

Myer Centre today — where has all the dazzle gone?

Today, the top floors of the building are largely deserted, save for the Slingsby Theatre Company, which has used the old Dazzeland floor for its performances.

Steve Goodman said far from the original mallrats, there is a new breed of young people living, working and studying in the city.

“We’ve got a lot more international students, there are thousands and thousands of people from mainland China, the Middle East, Europe and the USA, and when they’re not in the lecture theatre or doing assignments, they’re walking around town looking for things to do,” he said.

“It’s a lot of expensive space that could be generating a bucket load of money — the question now to the people operating that site is what could they put up there, that would actually draw people in.”

Martin Haese is trusting the Myer Centre’s owners are looking at re-activating the space — and believes the Rundle Mall precinct remains vibrant and lively.

“That’s why things like buskers, and entertainment, and festivals in Rundle Mall … are as important as the retail, because that’s the glue, that’s what makes Rundle Mall sticky.”

The Myer Centre — which is now in the hands of a Singaporean company — was offered the opportunity to be a part of this story, but while they expressed gratitude for the interest, they declined to assist.

In 1998, after Dazzeland closed, its rides and attractions were auctioned off for a fraction of their original worth.

The helicopters went for $62,000, the plane ride fetched $94,000, and Melbourne developer Brian Amatruda snapped up the roller coaster and “$5 million worth of equipment” for just over $120,000, the ABC reported.

We’re not aware the rides and amusements have ever resurfaced, but there’s no denying the dazzle remains in the memories of South Australians.

More about our questioner:

James Magnusson is a self-described “Gen Y” who visited the Myer Centre as a child.

He remembers being “freaked out” on the roller coaster and was surprised Dazzeland closed down.

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Liquid metal created on a stove-top yields ultrathin materials for faster electronics – Science News

Components of transistors, which form the basis of modern electronics, could soon be nano-sized, thanks to a new chemistry technique so simple you could do it in your kitchen.

Liquid metal key points

Key points:

  • Metal powder dissolved in liquid gallium alloy forms a metal oxide ‘skin’
  • The skin is a few atoms thick and can be lifted off
  • Once extracted, these oxide layers can be used in electronic components

Researchers from RMIT University used a non-toxic liquid gallium metal alloy to synthesise two-dimensional sheets of materials used in electronic components quickly, cheaply and without special equipment. The recipe was unveiled in Science today.

The beauty of the technique is in its simplicity, according to University of Auckland computational physicist Nicola Gaston, who specialises in gallium and two-dimensional structures.

“They’re exploiting the properties of gallium in a very clever way,” she said.

Thin layers of metal oxides — compounds containing metal atoms bound to oxygen — are widely used in electronics. The touchscreen on your smartphone, for instance, uses metal oxides, as do transistors, the building blocks of modern electronics technologies.

The thinner the metal oxide layer, the faster and more energy efficient the electronic component is.

Making these ultra-thin layers today usually involves evaporating metal in a low-pressure chamber and allowing it to condense on a surface, producing layers more than 10 atoms thick.

But not only does this technique require special equipment, the layers aren’t smooth, study co-author Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh said.

When the evaporated metal oxide starts to condense on a surface, it forms “islands” — a bit like steam condensing as droplets on a window — that grow and join up to produce a single layer, he said.

When electrons are blocked, efficiency drops.

The new technique creates smooth metal oxide layers without boundaries, so electrons can move unimpeded.

The layers are only two or three atoms thick, and they don’t require special equipment to produce — just a stovetop and a couple of ingredients.

To produce a metal oxide commonly used as an electrical insulator — called hafnium dioxide — the researchers dissolved powdered hafnium in a gallium alloy over a low heat.

When dropped on a surface as a blob, the hafnium atoms make their way to the outer layer of the metal concoction where they react with oxygen in the air, producing hafnium dioxide.

Removing this metal oxide layer is “surprisingly easy”, according to materials chemist and study co-author Torben Daeneke.

Simply touching the surface of the blob, or letting it roll across a surface, peels the metal oxide away from the liquid below in a uniform sheet, with no boundaries or holes.

Any metal that’s more reactive than the gallium will do the trick. “We think the technique could be applied to a third of the periodic table,” Dr Daeneke said.

The future is tiny

Agustin Schiffrin, an experimental condensed matter physicist at Monash University, says the work is “very relevant” to the future of electronics.

Transistors comprise three layers of materials: an active material (semiconductor) that can or cannot conduct electricity, a second material (metal) that controls the electrical conductivity of the first active material, and an insulator between the two.

At the moment, silicon dioxide is the insulator of choice for transistors. But it loses some of its insulating properties when it’s used as a thin layer, Dr Schiffrin said.

“Hafnium dioxide is a very efficient insulator. Importantly, it remains highly insulating even when it becomes very thin.

“The fact that you can have a material that is at the same time efficiently insulating and atomically thin means you could arguably make a transistor with a thickness of only three atomic layers.”

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Spanish court website taken down by attack

The Constitutional Curt in Madrid. File photo: AFP

The website of Spain’s Constitutional Court — which ruled the independence referendum in Catalonia illegal — was forced down Saturday following threats from cyber-activists, as Madrid prepared to seize powers from the region over its independence threat.

A court spokeswoman said access to its website had been blocked since Saturday morning.

“The site is not accessible due to an overload,” she told AFP, in what appeared to be a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, when hackers make a website unavailable by flooding it with traffic.

Hackers from the loose-knit collective Anonymous — which has targeted a string of high-profile targets around the world in recent years – had threatened cyber attacks over the Catalan crisis, but the spokeswoman stressed that the source of Saturday’s hacking was unknown.

“We are aware of the announcement from Anonymous but we do not know the origin of the attack,” she said.

The rest of the court’s IT systems have been unaffected, she added.

Spain’s National Security Department (DSN), which is part of the prime minister’s office, warned on its website late Friday that Anonymous-linked Twitter accounts had announced a wide-scale cyberattack campaign for Saturday under the hashtags #OpCatalunya and #FreeCatalunya.

Spanish government websites have suffered a series of attacks in recent weeks.

The attack on the court website came as Spain’s government prepared Saturday to announce unprecedented measures to seize powers from Catalonia’s regional government over its threat to break away from the rest of the country.

The northeastern region held a banned independence referendum on October 1st, sparking Spain’s worst political crisis in decades.

The Constitutional Court had ruled the referendum illegal and voting day was marred by a heavy police crackdown as central authorities sought to prevent it from happening.

Catalonia’s government says 90 percent voted for independence, but turnout was given as only 43 percent as many Catalans who back staying part of Spain stayed away from the referendum.

READ ALSO: Spain to dismiss Catalonia’s government, call elections

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Sexual predators, human traffickers target Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

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October 20, 2017 10:48:22

Organised criminal gangs and sexual predators are scouring the Rohingya refugee camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border looking for orphans, promising dubious jobs and exploiting women for so-called “survival sex”, according to aid groups.

Key points:

  • Crime gangs and sexual predators targeting victims in Rohingya refugee camps
  • They are looking for vulnerable orphans and exploiting women for “survival sex”
  • The UN estimates 448,000 refugees in the camps have suffered gender-based violence

Since August, an estimated 580,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing a scorched earth campaign by the Myanmar security forces and local vigilantes.

But now even the refugee camps that offered some safety are attracting criminals.

“We’ve heard stories of people coming in and offering people, looking for orphans and saying, ‘We’ll take you to a safe place’,” Zia Choudhury, Bangladesh country director for the humanitarian group CARE, said.

“[They’re] offering people jobs to go and work as cleaners or maids, and we know that those are organised gangs who are going to whisk these vulnerable people away and take them to some worse situation.

“We also know that men are turning up and offering cash to people who are so hungry, so thirsty, they need help, they need money, they’re offering cash for sex.”

The Bangladesh Government and aid agencies are doing all they can to keep these predators out of the camps and protect vulnerable people, Mr Choudhury said.

Despite the emerging risk, the camps still represent relative safety for thousands of new arrivals every day.

10-year old girl ‘brutalised’

Many Rohingya women and children arrived in Bangladesh with stories of being sexually assaulted in Myanmar — either in their village or as they walked to the border.

“Rape, human trafficking, and survival sex have been reported among the existing perils for women and girls during flight,” Robert Watkins, the United Nations resident coordinator in Bangladesh, said.

A humanitarian response plan prepared by the UN this month estimated 448,000 people in the refugee camps need assistance because of gender-based violence.

That includes rape, other sexual assaults and trauma from witnessing attacks.

More than half of those needing assistance are under 18, according to the UN.

“I met a young woman who was about 30, her name was Amna, and she’d come with her daughter and her son — she’d lost her husband in Myanmar,” Mr Choudhury said.

Amna told him that armed men in Myanmar raped her as the family fled towards the border camps.

“Her son had tried to stop [them]…he’s like seven or eight, [but] they basically hit him so hard that he fainted, collapsed,” Mr Choudhury said.

“They took the 10-year-old girl away, several men, and then they assaulted her and then they just left her there for dead.

“Amna told me that she got to her daughter, who was completely physically, you know, in a terrible state, and then carried her for miles until they got to the Bangladesh border and then they crossed over.”

Now the girl is mute and won’t allow medical or psychological help.

“That story really shook me up, the thought of this 10-year-old being brutalised and then having to be carried over by her mum,” Mr Choudhury said.

Rape as a weapon of war

The Myanmar army is notorious for using rape as a weapon of war.

“What is happening in Rakhine today is not new…the same thing happened in [the] eastern border, like Shan State,” Shan human rights activist Charm Tong said.

“[Rape] is used to traumatise, demoralise and also to control…the local communities.”

She was involved in a report titled License to Rape, which found more than 173 cases of soldiers raping women in Shan State, mostly between 1996 and 2001.

The report said the rape was often perpetrated by senior officers in full view of his men and argued that sexual assault “is officially condoned as a ‘weapon of war’ against the civilian populations”.

Ms Tong told the ABC that not a single soldier was prosecuted for those attacks and now some of the most infamous units — like Battalion 33 and Battalion 99 — have been sent to Rakhine State.

The military has denied the allegations of rape, as well as claims of mass killings and the now-well documented systematic burning of Muslim villages.

The security forces said they were conducting a counter-terrorist operation, after a coordinated attack by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on August 25.

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned any human rights abuses — without mentioning the security forces — but has also blocked independent UN investigators.

Sticks and plastic create safe spaces

Mr Choudhury said Rohingya women have shown incredible resilience.

“One of the things that has really struck me is how quickly women who have been through absolute horrors, unimaginable horrors…so quickly manage to get organised,” he said.

“They have built their own shelters, they’ve used what little money they have to buy plastic and sticks and they’ve created a little, a tiny little safe space for themselves and their families.”

Space, like almost everything at the camps, is in short supply.

The recent exodus of people joined the 300,000 Rohingyas who were already camped across the border, having fled from previous violence.

Amidst the chaos and urgent needs of survival, aid groups have established some facilities to help survivors of sexual assault.

“We managed to set up safe spaces where women can come to speak to a medical professional, to receive treatment if they so wish and also to meet trained counsellors,” Mr Choudhury said.

But the need is far greater than what can currently be provided.

“The sheer number of people that came over — half a million in just over a month — is unprecedented in the world for many decades now,” he said.

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Puigdemont pide un pleno del Parlament sin citar la declaración de independencia | Cataluña

El presidente de la Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, lo tiene todo a punto para proceder a una declaración formal de independencia como respuesta a la aplicación del artículo 155 de la Constitución. Acorralado por una medida que lo apartará del cargo tanto a él como a sus 13 consejeros, el president pidió la celebración de un pleno en el Parlament, en principio para “debatir y decidir” sobre el alcance de la intervención de la Generalitat. El líder catalán no especificó anoche en su declaración institucional si el pleno incluirá la declaración de independencia como le han solicitado sus socios de ERC y la CUP.

El Govern vio ayer reducido enormemente su terreno de juego. Dentro de las fuerzas soberanistas cunde la idea de que ya no queda margen para medidas intermedias y solo se escucharon las voces que piden al presidentque proclame ya la independencia. Puigdemont mantuvo silencio hasta las nueve de la noche, cuando habló a través de un discurso televisado después de asistir a la manifestación que pedía la puesta en libertad de los líderes de la Asamblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) y Òmnium Cultural, Jordi Sànchez y Jordi Cuixart, respectivamente.

El president no aclaró si finalmente proclamará la independencia en el Parlament, pero dejó la puerta abierta. Pedirá a la Cámara que convoque un pleno en que los diputados debatan y decidan “sobre el intento de liquidar” el autogobierno y la democracia catalanas, algo de lo que ha acusado al Gobierno central. “Y que actuemos en consecuencia”, añadió en su declaración. Puigdemont quiso dar máximo dramatismo a su intervención asegurando que la decisión del Ejecutivo central es “el peor ataque a las instituciones” democráticas de Cataluña desde los tiempos de Franco.

Para el president, el Ejecutivo central se ha autoproclamado ilegítimamente el representante de la voluntad de todos los catalanes, y ahora “quiere nombrar un directorio para que teledirija desde Madrid la autonomía de Cataluña”. Puigdemont, que usó el inglés y el castellano en su mensaje, volvió a intentar llamar la atención de la opinión pública internacional. “Si los valores fundacionales europeos están en riesgo en Cataluña, también lo están en riesgo en Europa”, dijo.

Antes de leer la declaración, el líder catalán estuvo en contacto con los dirigentes de su partido y de ERC, así como con el llamado estado mayor del proceso independentista, que incluye a la ANC y Òmnium, las entidades que movilizan a las bases independentistas. La mayor parte de voces le pidieron que lleve adelante la proclamación de independencia, pase lo que pase. El pleno donde esto podría suceder no tiene fecha fijada, pero puede ser a partir de mañana lunes. A las 10.30 está prevista una reunión de la Junta de Portavoces que ha de fijar los detalles.

Puigdemont tiene que acabar de decidir si, una vez apartados del cargo tanto él como sus 13 consejeros, quiere salvar a los segundos niveles del Govern, los responsables del día a día de una maquinaria del medio millar de entes instrumentales que tiene la Generalitat. Son más de 461 los altos cargos y eventuales del Govern que verán peligrar su puesto y muchos de ellos son a la vez dirigentes tanto del PDeCAT como de ERC. La única medida que podría tomar Puigdemont para intentar frenar la aplicación del artículo 155 es convocar unas elecciones ordinarias, para lo que no tiene apoyos entre sus socios.

Salvar el autogobierno

El otro dilema de Puigdemont es cómo aplicar el doble mandato que recibió de su partido el pasado miércoles. Por una parte el consejo nacional extraordinario del PDeCAT facultó al presidenta proclamar la independencia si el Gobierno aplicaba el artículo 155. Pero también le pidieron “salvaguardar las instituciones catalanas”. Y, a ojos de los independentistas, el anuncio de Mariano Rajoy de ayer equivale al desmantelamiento de la Generalitat. Un adelanto electoral sería una manera de salvar el autogobierno.

Muchos ojos estaban puestos ayer en el expresidente de la Generalitat, Artur Mas, que dio el pistoletazo de salida al proceso soberanista en 2012, pero que en las últimas semanas ha trabajado para frenar la declaración de independencia al considerar que no hay espacio para un reconocimiento internacional y músculo para ejercer la soberanía. Mas acudió a la manifestación y criticó la decisión de Rajoy. La tildó de “ilegal e inmoral” y se limitó a transmitir su apoyo al Govern.

Mas, que la semana pasada puso encima de la mesa la posibilidad de convocar unas elecciones dejó ayer a un lado esta petición. La coordinadora del PDeCAT, Marta Pascal, aseguró que no darán el brazo a torcer. “Ningún presidente español ni artículo 155 ni nadie podrá sustituir nuestras instituciones democráticas y nuestro derecho a ser libres”, dijo. ERC fue más tajante en sus peticiones. No ven otra salida que proclamar la independencia. “Ahora república”, escribió anoche en Twitter el vicepresidente Oriol Junqueras.

El Parlament también es una de las instituciones en las que el Gobierno central, si le da luz verde el Senado, quiere poner el foco de la intervención. La presidenta de la Cámara catalana, Carme Forcadell, se comprometió ayer a “defender la soberanía” del Parlament y a mantener “las plenas atribuciones y los derechos de los diputados”.

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John Kelly ‘stunned, broken hearted’ by criticism of Donald Trump over Niger attacks condolences – Donald Trump’s America

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October 20, 2017 19:55:29

Donald Trump’s chief of staff has told reporters he is “stunned” and “broken hearted” by the criticism of the US President’s call to the family of an Army sergeant killed in Niger.

Key points:

  • Mr Kelly says he thought such matters were “sacred” and should not be politicised
  • He confirms accusations that Obama did not call him when his son was killed in 2010
  • Mr Kelly said that is not criticism, adding “there’s nothing [Presidents] can do to lighten the burden”

Speaking in an unexpected and emotional appearance in the White House briefing room, Retired General John Kelly invoked the death of his own son, killed in Afghanistan in 2010, as he lashed out at Representative Frederica Wilson of Florida, who earlier this week said President Donald Trump had been disrespectful in his condolence call to the family of a soldier killed during an ambush in Niger.

Mr Kelly, speaking slowly and forcefully, said he was distraught that Ms Wilson overheard the conversation and was politicising what he called a “sacred” presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.

“It stuns me that a member of Congress listened in to that conversation,” Mr Kelly said.

“It stuns me. And I thought at least that was sacred.”

Mr Kelly told reporters that Mr Trump had expressed his condolences “in the best way that he could”.

“If you’re not in the family, if you have never worn the uniform, if you have never been in combat, you can’t imagine how to make that phone call,” Mr Kelly said.

Earlier this week, the aunt of Sergeant La David Johnson said President Trump had shown “disrespect” to the soldier’s loved ones as he telephoned them to extend condolences as they drove to a Miami airport to receive his body.

‘There’s nothing you can do to lighten the burden’

Florida Democrat Representative Frederica Wilson said Mr Trump had told the widow that her slain husband “knew what he signed up for”.

“Basically he said, ‘Well I guess he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts’,” Ms Wilson told CNN earlier this week.

Mr Trump has emphatically rejected Ms Wilson’s claims he was disrespectful, but he ignited a storm of his own this week when he boasted about his commitment to calling service members’ next of kin.

The US President also brought Mr Kelly into the controversy by wondering aloud if President Barack Obama had called the former Marine general after the death of Mr Kelly’s son in 2010.

The claim drew a swift response from Mr Obama’s foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes, who said it was “an outrageous and disrespectful lie”.

Speaking at the White House, Mr Kelly confirmed on Thursday that Mr Obama had not called, but he made clear “that’s not a criticism”.

“That’s not a negative thing … I don’t believe all presidents call. I believe they all write,” he said.

Mr Kelly revealed that when Mr Trump took office, he urged the US President not to make those calls.

“I said to him, ‘Sir there’s nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families’.”

A spokeswoman said Ms Wilson stood by her earlier comments, while the congresswoman herself, asked by local media in Florida about Mr Kelly’s remarks, replied only indirectly.

“Let me tell you what my mother told me when I was little,” Ms Wilson said.

“She said, ‘The dog can bark at the moon all night long, but it doesn’t become an issue until the moon barks back’.”

On Thursday, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders addressed the controversy by telling reporters that Mr Kelly was frustrated that “the focus has become on the process and not that American lives were lost”.

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Ultimo salario pa 300 empleado di Gobierno

Dialuna awor dia 23 di october 2017 ta bira e ultimo pago pa mas o menos 300 empleado cu tabata traha cu e 9 Ministerionan di Gabinete Mike Eman II. Manera ta conoci, e contract cu e grupo aki ta pa duracion di e Gabinete specifico, cu entretanto ta termina e fin di luna aki. E empleadonan lo cobra nan ultimo salario y otro beneficionan pendiente den forma “pro rata”.

E grupo aki ta esunnan cu un contract mara na duracion di e Gobierno saliente, pues den su mayoria ta conseheronan, bode, esunnan encarga cu limpiesa y servicio, secretarianan, huristanan y asina por sigui menciona. Nan contract ta termina automaticamente asina cu e periodo di Gobierno finalisa.

Ainda lo bin acerca e grupo cu a haya trabou e ultimo lunanan, net prome cu eleccion. E siman aki Formador a bishita Departamento di Recursonan Humano (DRH) durante oranan largo, te anochi, pa repasa e situacion actual di empleadonan trahando pa Gobierno. Ta tene cuenta cu esunnan cu a bira ambtenaar, contractnan, esunnan di estudio halto of abou, esunnan cu a haya nombracion sin cu tin e funcion habri y no tin presupuesto aloca, etc. Den e tipo di casonan asina, lo manda e nombracion bek pa Conseho di Minister pa reaprobacion. No den tur caso por papia di nombracionnan politico, pa cual DRH lo mester tene algun asunto importante na consideracion prome cu duna conseho na Ministerraad.

Pa loke ta e personal di e Ministerionan, ta hopi empleado lo drenta nos mercado laboral atrobe entrante November. E diferencia ta cu e salarionan den comercio ta menos halto manera como Consehero di Gobierno. E diferencia semper ta cu e salario den Gobierno ta un poco mas halto, pero ta mara na duracion di Gobierno.

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Rajoy pushes to remove Catalan government and calls for regional elections – video | World news

The Spanish government has suspended Catalonia’s autonomy and will introduce direct rule from next Saturday. Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, says he is invoking article 155 of the constitution to ‘restore the rule of law, coexistence, the economic recovery and so that elections could be held in normal circumstances’. Pending senate approval next week, the government of Carles Puigdemont will be stripped of its powers, with its functions assumed by the relevant ministries in Madrid. Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets to protest against the imposition of direct rule

Spain government to impose direct rule over Catalonia

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