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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:07 am
We sure showed those Hungarians!

Schooltrip to jail...
May 23 2006 at 09:45AM

A teacher who took his class on a school trip to a historic cathedral was detained for giving unlicenced tours.

The group, from Budapest in Hungary, were in St Michael's Cathedral, in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, when they were all arrested.

Slovakian police said the teacher had broken the law by not having a licence to give guided tours and that the pupils had broken the law by listening.

They were freed hours later after officials from the Hungarian Embassy intervened.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:13 am
Serves the kids right for listening! Little scofflaws...
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:13 am
Oh, and the source
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tin sword arthur
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:15 am
I'm shocked they didn't charge the teacher with assault with an auditory weapon while they were at it.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:19 am
Huns, barbarians! They've always been troublemakers.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:22 am
The Slovakian crime rate must be remarkably low if the cops have time to round up unlicensed Hungarian tour guides and their minions.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:27 am
It is incredibly low. You see, Ukrainian and Albanian Mafia keeps things clean and dandy in Slovakia.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:34 am
If you can just keep out the treacherous Bulgarians, you should be fine.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 09:44 am
The authorities know:

Quote:

"A little learning is a dangerous thing;

Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again."

From Essay on Criticism, by Alexander Pope (1688-1744)




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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 02:12 pm
reading along in Slovak press: Hungarian media immediately labeled the incident as an anti-Hungarian attack, since Japanese, British and German tourists nearby were not asked to produce any license...

and they are probably right. ha. what a silly part of the world.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 04:15 pm
yikes!
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 04:18 pm
Wow, you made the South-African news!
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 04:21 pm
Oh look, we made the South-African news as well..

Quote:
Dutch have plan for World Cup 'sick days'

May 10 2006

Amsterdam - A Dutch insurer is offering employers in the country the chance to insure themselves against the sudden rise in staff sick days expected during next month's soccer World Cup.

Tens of thousands of Dutch workers phoned in ill during the European Championships in Portugal in 2004, with sickness levels rising 20 percent on days when the Dutch national side played.

"We are expecting a lot of claims," said Dennis Massaar of insurer SEZ.

Under Dutch law, companies must pay employees who are too ill to report to work. They can insure themselves against this, but most policies apply only to absences longer than two weeks.

SEZ said it would waive the usual two-week time limit and pay out for any employees absent on the day of a Netherlands match or the day after, regardless of the excuse given.

"Obviously nobody will phone in and say they're ill because they want to watch the match or because they drank too much."
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 04:27 pm
only the best of the best make south african news. we can both be proud!
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