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Mat

A general term for Russian profanity. The use of mat is illegal in Russia, though this is only enforced sporadically. However, inadvertently using mat can make it more difficult (or at least awkward) to conduct business in Russian.
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Middlemore Hospital has been repeatedly told to address the issue in the maternity wards after a report revealed pregnant women received poor care.
The bill was drafted after a series of protests of mothers against the decision of the former center-right GERB government to freeze maternity allowances.
The Government had previously introduced rules allowing some flexibility for maternity leave and additional paternity leave that fathers could take.
It is a one-stop shop for the most extraordinary selection of maternity fashion, accessories, and everything imaginable for the pregnant woman, a statement said.
During 2008 a number of reports were published both nationally and internationally, highlighting the necessity to present a quality delivery of maternity services.
In the Cornerstone settlement, federal regulators alleged that the lender initially approved the applicant for a mortgage but later said that her income while on maternity leave could not be considered in qualifying for the loan.
As if to provide some kind of consolation over the statistic, Emirates 24/7 notes that the majority of GCC countries are not far behind the UAE's awful maternity leave record: "Bahrain and Qatar laws allow only 45 and 50 days leave, respectively, while Saudi women can be granted 10-week leave," it bleats.
Under the provisions of this Act, " Every woman shall be entitled to, and her employer shall be liable for, the payment of maternity benefit at the rate of the average daily wage for the period of her actual absence, that is to say, the period immediately preceding the day of her delivery, the actual day of her delivery and any period immediately following that day.
Current UK rules give pregnant women a full year off, with just six weeks paid at 90% of the mother's average pay, followed by 33 weeks on Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) of pounds 123 a week - 55% higher than sick pay.
This was undoubtedly the year that maternity wear found its way onto the fashion map, publicised by a host of gorgeous pregnant celebrities, such as Nicole Richie, who recently launched a line of maternity wear in her signature boho style for A Pea in the Pod.
But in a statement she said: "Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust is investing significantly in improving maternity services.