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Civic initiative to ban convicted people from public office in Romania | Photos

by Ioan Pupila 8 months ago

Massive civic initiative to ban convicted people from holding public office positions by changing the Constitution has gathered over 350,000 signatures. The initiators (several opposition parties and NGO's) need to reach by the end of August the 500,000 signatures threshold needed to ask the Parliament for a national referendum.The initiative spread online under #farapenali hashtag and gained traction in most of Romanian counties.Woman with her dog lobbies for signatures against corrupted in public offices in Ploiesti, RomaniaPhoto: Alex Socol bSk | IndieFrameGroup of citizens involved in signature raising pose in front of Social Democrat Party in Arges, RomaniaPhoto: Razvan Sorin / IndieFrameVolunteers raise signatures at Vama Veche seaside resort Photo: @generalaldea | Ind

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Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 in Photos

by Ioan Pupila 8 months ago

Sailors from over 100 nations are racing in the waters of the Bay of Aarhus - Denmark for world championships medals and the possibility to be qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics between 30 July - 12 August 2018.Held every four years, the Sailing World Championships is one of the biggest global sailing event in the world: 1100 sailboats, 1500 participants from approx. 100 nations, around 400.000 visitors to Aarhus. and more than 800 volunteers!IndieFrame reporters from Aarhus participate in the event and reported from the sports event:View of the sailing competition from Aarhus shore - Passenger boat 'Bornholmslinjen' in the background - Photo: Gitte Vinum / IndieFrame [get instant photo rights here] RS:X Men - Sailing World Championship Aarhus 2018| Photo: Allan J. Kortsen [g

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Brand i lade på Egemark Gods

by Newsroom 8 months ago

Fredag den 3. August 2018 ved 23-tiden er der udbrudt en omfattende brand i en stor lade på Egemarke Gods.Alle blleder kan ses her https://www.indieframe.com/user/61067

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UNTOLD music festival smartphone photos and videos

by Ioan Pupila 8 months ago

It's music festivals season and media is looking for most viral and interesting photos & videos from festival goers. This week's festival media requests on IndieFrame are for Untold Festival - the biggest music event in Transylvania, Romania, near city of Cluj. Untold is held between 2-5th of August 2018.If you attend the festival, don't forget to upload best moments from your smartphone to IndieFrame App! Show us how you and other people party, capture your favourite music artists and art installations that are present. Be a festival reporter and your materials can be published and paid. Share the news to your friends and tell them where to download the app for free:Google Play -> http://bit.ly/indieframeandroidiTunes ->http://bit.ly/indieframeiOSMain stage at Untold Festiv

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Protests on 'burqa ban' law in Denmark [Photos]

by Ioan Pupila 8 months ago

01.08.2018 - Thousand protested in Copenhagen, saying law infringes women’s rights to dress as they choose. Denmark’s Parliament enacted the ban in May 2018, joining France, Belgium, Nederlands and other Western EU countries in what some say is upholding secular and democratic values.Demonstration took place in Nørrebro - most famous multi-cultural quarters of Danish capital - where majority of islamic population lives. The demo was supported by feminist groups and non-muslim locals, who joined to show their support for freedom of expression concerning choice of clothing. Muslim women hold 'Hands off my Niquab' sign in Red Square, Nørrebro - Copenhagen |Photo: Lars C. Vibild / IndieFrameSupporters of anti-burqa ban showed up topless (see cover photo) and held banners saying

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Black and Yellow friends

by Ioan Pupila 8 months ago

You might have noticed that there are a lot more insects than usual buzzing around this summer, especially everybody’s favourite insect-the wasp.  An early and prolonged warm spell this summer has caused an explosion in insect populations all over Europe, and conditions such as this are likely to result in more than your average summer. The Local reported that wasp populations are up by about 10-15%, luckily nature is the master of balance so you'll be happy to find out that wasps help keep other populations in check such as mosquitos and fruit flies. But there’s a least one country that’s not fairing so well. Populations of insects in Germany have plummeted over the last 30 years by as much 75%. That might sound great to you but it could have significant effects on n

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Devastation left behind by the Greek Wildfires

by Newsroom 8 months ago

It now appears that 200 people have been injured and 80 have lost their lives in the Greek wildfires. The fires have been extinguished however, the number of casualties is expected to grow as rescue teams scour the area. What caused the Fire?It is still unclear how the fires started, in conditions as hot as the 37 degrees C that Greece has experienced recently it doesn’t take much more than a scrap of metal, a bolt of lightning or a stray lit cigarette to start a raging fire. It has been questioned whether the fire was started deliberately, potentially with the malicious intent of looting houses whilst locals flee the area. An investigation is underway with drones being used to trace the path of the fires back to their sources to rule out foul play. Burnt car in Mati, Greece, a

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Gay Pride is here, well it's everywhere...

by Newsroom 8 months ago

The sun is shining and the beers are cold so it's time to break out those rainbow-coloured hotpants and start dancing in the streets. This week alone there are 14 major LGBT gatherings in Germany, Italy, Northern Ireland, the UK, Sweden and the Faroe Islands  and more than 50 more before the end of September. It all started in back in the 50's and 60s with groups forming to stand up and fight against their lack of human rights, then in 1969 the Manhattan Police Force unwittingly started what is now considered one of the most important events leading to modern LGBT pride. A raid by police on the Stone Wall Inn, a renowned gay bar in the local area, caused a sudden and violent confrontation with the Police. The crowd that gathered outside the Inn became so large and vocal

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Wildfires Rip through Greek Villages killing Dozens

by Newsroom 8 months ago

The Eastern and Western Attiki regions of Greece have been engulfed in wildfires killing at least 49 tourists and local residents, with many more missing feared dead. The wildfires, the worst in a decade, started in 15 locations around Athens. Firefighting efforts are being hampered by the tinder-dry conditions and gale force winds fanning the out-of-control flames. Thousands have been forced to flee, many doing so by car blocking roads in the area and further restricting the ability of rescue teams. Others escaped by foot to nearby beaches instigating massive rescue operations by passing boats and coast guard. Yesterday 700 individuals were stranded on a beach outside the village of Mati until passing boats, the coastguard and helicopters could retrieve them. Mati itself was wip

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Dramatic shift in new Cuban Constitution

by Newsroom 8 months ago

For ten years Raul Castro has been pushing Cuba toward greater prosperity through economic reform and his work appears to be cumulating in the re-writing of the Cuban Constitution. The principals and structures defined in the new draft are a significant break from the 1976 communist constitution, key differences include an allowance for private ownership, the removal of the objective to create a Communist state and even makes way for same-sex marriage. Lawmakers, however,  have been quick to note they are not giving up their socialist ideals and that in no way will Cuba become a Capitalist state The country has seen almost 60 years of rule by the Castro family and this new legislation seeks to make this an impossibility in the future. Any newly elected leader will be

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