Saturday, 30 August 2014

Dick's Newsround

I'm just back from the south of France after a few days away so have been catching up with some news headlines.

Poroshenko: Ukraine 'close to point of no return'
Baroness Ashton said there was "deep concern" over "direct aggression by Russian forces". She called on Russia to stop the flow of arms, equipment and personnel into Ukraine. 
As she arrived at the talks in Brussels, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said Russia was "practically in a war against Europe". 
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the EU faced "a completely unacceptable situation of having Russian troops on Ukrainian soil. Consequences must follow if that situation continues".
French President Francois Hollande said the Ukraine crisis was the biggest since the end of the Cold War. 
He said: "What's happening in Ukraine is so serious that the European Council will be obliged to react by increasing the level of sanctions if things remain as they are."
MH17 crash: John Alder's body identified
Mr Alder, who was 63, died alongside fellow Newcastle fan Liam Sweeney and 296 others when the plane was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July. 
Western politicians suspect the jet was hit by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired by pro-Russian separatists.
Ukraine overshadows EU summit
EU leaders have been meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, threatening to impose fresh sanctions against Russia.
Unelected World Health Organisation officials still proud to hold summit in Russia
Tobacco control industry professionals from around the world are looking forward to their sightseeing tour of Moscow in October. "Russia is a model tobacco control nation and not a basket case at all", says spokesperson.
OK, I may have made the last one up.


What the.... said...

Variations on the WHO graphic seem to be doing the rounds.
Here’s one from Siegel’s blog a few years ago.

What the.... said...

An update on the Tobacco Control specialist, Public Health advocate, and glorified mechanic, Stan Glantz. Here he is inspiring people with his “healthful”, antismoking presence. Not only is Stan mentally addled; he’s neurotic, dishonest, bigoted, narcissistic, greedy, and a petty tyrant. But, even
physically, Stan is a blimp. I know, I know. He’s lost half a pound over the
last 20 years. But, really, it’s not good enough.

What the.... said...


c777 said...

Bad news?
Oh I dunno?
At least in Putin's Europe you'd be able to smoke in a bar.

The alll seeing eye said...

Dont bank on the Slavs(Russians) putting up a fight against any bans, their chicken livered smokers will cringe in frozen alleys and ice laden sheds just like the West European pansies and popsies who fester in doorways and behind wheely bins, not a decent pair of bollocks between them.
BBC on warpath against the pathetic vapers *
Their sleuths have uncovered an insiduous concoction in vaping liquid which allthough used widely in the making of POPCORN when used in vapers
can KILL............butterscotch essence
Maybe the Pharma "petty cash" departments are making the jiffy bags a bit thicker (Poste Restante naturally)
Can we assume popcorn production will now be moved to sheds with just two sides
*BBC North East

Dick_Puddlecote said...

As Nisakiman says, Russia has recently imposed smoking ban restrictions just about everywhere. This is why the WHO are holding their meeting in Moscow, to reward Putin and his country for their fascism. ;)