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Thousands of children abused as laborers in tanzania’s mines

Thousands of children abused as laborers in tanzania's mines

Children working in small-scale mines were often forced to work shifts of up to 24 hours in low-lying and unstable pits. In addition to cutting and drilling, their tasks also included transporting heavy bags of ore out of the unsecured tunnels. In addition, girls were subjected to sexual harassment and were urged to prostitute themselves.

For the 96-page report, HRW interviewed 200 workers in eleven mines, including 61 children. They are active in the regions of geita, shinyanga and mbeya. "Tanzanian boys and girls are lured into the small-scale mines with the hope of a better life, but then find themselves in a hopeless cycle of danger and despair," says HRW expert janine morna. Often it is orphans who are most in need.

The children risked not only injuries from collapsing shafts, but also long-term health consequences from constantly breathing in dust and toxic mercury and carrying the heaviest loads. "On paper, tanzania has strict laws that prohibit child labor. But the government has done far too little to enforce them," explained morna.

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Ministry of health plans aid for dentists

Ministry of health plans aid for dentists

According to a media report, the federal ministry of health now wants to provide financial support for therapists and dentists in the corona crisis.

The reason for this is a collapse in the number of patients, the editorial network germany reported, citing a new ministry decree. The aid is expected to come into effect next week and will supplement already agreed support measures for hospitals and doctors in private practice. According to the report, the new aid amounts to around 730 million euros.

Meanwhile, german president frank-walter steinmeier plans to address the current situation in the corona pandemic in a televised speech on saturday. It is the first time that a federal president addresses a current event in this form. Normally he holds such speeches only every year at christmas. According to the federal prasidial office, the speech will be broadcast on ARD and ZDF following the main evening news broadcasts. Steinmeier had recently appealed several times in video messages for cohesion and patience in the face of the imposed restrictions.

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Each individual pays

Each individual pays

Church resignations are a kind of popular referendum. Only with the signs reversed. Instead of deciding to save bees or not to smoke in bars, people decide to leave the church altogether. I like the freedom of choice in religion. When someone decides to leave, it still pains me. Because every single one pays.

The latest figures on the number of people leaving the protestant church have been published. In the coburg deanery district, 722 people left the protestant church last year. A little more than one percent. Doesn’t sound like much. One percent is one in a hundred.

Bible readers are alarmed. One in a hundred is the reason for the shepherd to go in search of the one sheep that is missing. Every single one pays. And every single person is missing once he or she is gone. The church is getting smaller, you don’t notice it right away, but a lot of things are falling by the wayside.

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Untersteinach: water no longer has to be boiled

Untersteinach: water no longer has to be boiled

This is what mayor volker schmiechen told the bayerische rundschau. After long-term and extensive investigations as well as interim chlorination and boiling of drinking water, the state health department of kulmbach lifted the boiling ban in writing on wednesday.

In the past few months, investigations have been carried out in various areas of the water supply system. In this context, regular drinking water samples were taken and analyzed by the laboratory analab taubmann gmbh. It has been shown that especially at the upper high retainer "kernholzla microbiological contamination has occurred.

The upper elevated tank was then cleaned a second time by the specialist company mosslein from lohr am main. On advice of the health office kulmbach additional structural mabnahmen were made, from which one hopes for an improvement of the present situation.
The last test results from 26. Marz, 3. And 9. April were all in order, and the applicable limits of the drinking water ordinance were complied with.

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The kronach health day attracts with a lot of information

the kronach health day attracts with a lot of information

The kronach health day has established itself. On sunday, 18. March, it is now taking place for the tenth time in the schutzenhaus. The ideas were once conceived by harald lappe and silke wolf-mertensmeyer, who are still in charge of the organization today. We have talked with the two.

FT: health day for the tenth time, what does that mean for you??
Harald lappe: that's quite a feat. We are a little proud that we were able to help shape the event over this long period of time and that we were allowed to do so.
Silke wolf-mertensmeyer: for me, this means that the people in the district have accepted the information on the health topics on offer. And that there is definitely interest.

How do you feel about this year's event??
Lappe: we hope that this health day will live up to the expectations of the visitors.
Wolf-mertensmeyer: i look forward to introducing visitors to our medical and non-medical facilities, various counseling centers, and sports facilities.

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Low warns: already “really flat” before switzerland trip

Low warns: already 'really flat' before switzerland trip

Joachim low quickly got rid of his frustration over the late spanish goal. But the national coach is taking his deep concern for his players and anger at a UEFA rule with him on the short charter flight to basel.

The tight schedule dictated by corona is causing low and bayern boss karl-heinz rummenigge a severe stomachache. Already before the next match of the national football team on sunday (20.45 o’clock/ZDF) in the nations league against switzerland, the 60-year-old sees his attitude painfully confirmed. "We have to be careful: the health of the players is paramount," low said after the last-minute goal in the 1-1 draw with spain. He confessed: "some are really flat."

Low was just able to diplomatically wrap up his lack of understanding about the test matches scheduled by his own DFB in october and november. "I also represent the interests of the association. And the federation is happy about the revenue," said low. The fact that UEFA, the european governing body, has reduced the number of possible substitutions from five to three, as opposed to the champions league, has got him up in arms. "Just now, just now, it had been needed, because the players now have the mammoth program and it had made sense, because some are really running on the toothflesh," he said unusually energetic.

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Primus only steps on the gas after the break

Primus only steps on the gas after the break

The handball world in the upper district league of the manner was turned upside down a little bit on sunday. While HG kunstadt stumbled at TV gefrees, TV weidhausen surprised second-placed TV helmbrechts with a 22:21 (13:10) win. This means that an exciting local derby between the two neighbors can be expected in the new year.

For the HG kunstadt the title dreams are probably already burst with it. The gap to the lossless leader HSG rodental/neustadt is now already six points.

In friday’s game, HSG rodental/neustadt showed two completely different halves, but in the end also deserved to win 34:20 (12:11). HSG rodental/neustadt – HG hut ahorn 34:20 (12:11)