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Council elections have taken place in London and some Counties of England. All parties were hoping to gain seats. So far the 139 seats have been declared out of 150. The numbers of Councillors after the election and their gains and losses are-
1287 Conservatives lost19.
2042 Labour gain 62.
486 Liberal Democrat gain 63,
34 Greens gain 5
146 Other parties gain 16
3 UKIP lost 142
No party has won massively but the the leaders are taking credit for doing well.
Sports news is about Rangers Football Club’s appointment of Steve Gerrard as the next manager.
In Hawaii, Mount Kilauea has erupted and 1700 homes are greatest risk because they are in the path of the lava. 100,000 people are being evacuated. After a series of earthquakes, dust, rocks and lava. It is the most active volcano in the world. Seismic activity is reported to be high and extreme levels of sulphur dioxide gas have been detected.
6 Black rhinos has been flown from South Africa to Chad. Rhinos there were wiped out in the 1970s. The plan is for countries in Africa to work together in order to expand the rhino population in Africa, this venture was agreed to by South Africa’s Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, saying she had been assured the rhinos would be protected from poachers.
The 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced next year. The Swedish Academy took this action because of a sex scandal involving the husband of one of the jury. 18 women have complained of sexual and physical abuse in Sweden and in France. Public confidence had fallen following the scandal, the infighting and the resignations by some of the jury. As well there was allegations of him leaking the names of some past winners of the Nobel Prize for literature and for financial irregularities. All these have resulted in this unprecedented move by the Nobel Prize institution. It appears 2 Laureate will be announced in 2019. Some people were also unhappy that Katarina Frostensen was being made to take the blame. Some officials were planning to let her go. The lawyer for Jean-Claude Arnault, Katarina’s husband, on behalf of his client is denying all the allegations.
Royal Wedding Countdown, 14 days to Harry and Meghan’s big day. Meghan’s family is definitely coming. It’s her mother and father and their roles in the wedding that was revealed today. In the young couple”s unique style, her mother will ride with her in the carriage to St George’s Chapel. Her father will walk her up the aisle. She chooses to have young bridesmaids and no maid of honour.
In Japan, they are raising the value of Elderly Care, being a leader in this field, other countries can learn from them. Japan has had migrant workers, there are about 5000 care workers from South East Asia. They can continue to stay in the country as long as they pass their certification within five years. They must also master the Japanese language. It is the Japanese government policy of promoting Intergrated Care Services. They hope by involving volunteers to come together with the medical and community services, problems of the lack of family involvement in this sector can be sorted out.
Traditionally daughters, wives and daughters-in-law take care of the elderly. In this current modern society, this is not always possible. Neighbours who are Volunteers in this experimental care programme are seen as vital to this new experiment. Living near the elderly, they can take care of daily activities like going shopping or taking a walk with their elderly neighbour. Volunteers would be familiar with the habits of the neighbours and with the neighbourhood. This is a good advantage when keeping an eye out for their elderly neighbours.
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Content from BBC news, Al Jazeera, NHK, Times LIVE, The Guardian.
Reported by Susanna Dziworshie
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