Huang Qi awarded 2004 Cyberfreedom Prize

first_imgNews June 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Huang Qi awarded 2004 Cyberfreedom Prize China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Read the full report Reporters Without Borders has published its annual report on the state of online freedom in more than 60 countries – The Internet Under Surveillance. The rights of Internet users, webmasters and online journalists have been substantially curbed since the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States. The fight against terrorism has led to stricter monitoring of Internet traffic in both democracies and under authoritarian regimes. Worn out by prison interrogators and bad detention conditions, he fainted at the first court hearing in February 2001. A Western diplomat who was present said he had a scar on his forehead and had lost a tooth, apparently after being beaten. He was given a sham secret trial in August that year and his relatives were not allowed to visit him for three years after his arrest. News Reporters Without Borders on 22 June awarded its 2004 Cyberfreedom Prize to Huang Qi, who has been imprisoned for four years for criticising the Chinese government on his website. The prize is funded with the help of the Fondation de France. The international press freedom organisation also released its report ‘Internet Under Surveillance 2004’, produced with the assistance of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Bank handling official deposits.« Internet under surveillance » 2004 report June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific He told his wife Zeng Li he had been regularly beaten during his first years in prison by police who forced him to sleep on the floor of his cell for a year. He was also kept handcuffed in a dimly-lit room for a year. His cell was changed each month because his guards said he was talking too much to fellow prisoners about corruption and politics. March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders on 22 June awarded its 2004 Cyberfreedom Prize to Huang Qi, who has been imprisoned for four years for criticising the Chinese government on his Internet site. The international press freedom organisation also released its report ‘Internet Under Surveillance 2004′ – full version available online – that monitors press freedom on the Internet in nearly 60 countries. April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further When state security police came to arrest Huang Qi at his home on 3 June 2000, he just had time to send a last e-mail message saying: “Goodbye everyone, the police want to take me away. We’ve got a long road ahead of us. Thanks to all those helping to further democracy in China.” Huang, founder of the website www.tianwang.com, was charged in January 2001 with “subversion” and “incitement to overthrow the government” (under articles 103 and 105 of the criminal code) for allowing articles about the June 1989 Tiananmen massacre to appear on his website (based in the United States after being banned in China). He had to wait until 9 May 2003 to find out he had been sentenced to five years in prison. Four countries throw people in jail for posting “subversive” topics online – China (with 63 cyber-dissidents in prison), Vietnam (7), the Maldives (3) and Syria (2). Censorship of online publications is steadily increasing and dictatorships are developing more and more sophisticated ways of filtering the Internet. China and Vietnam are experts in the field. But the regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tunisia and Turkmenistan also block access to a very wide range of websites, including those featuring pornography, independent magazines, banned religions and human rights. Cuba, Burma and North Korea have even harsher policies and restrict Internet access to a tiny minority of citizens rather than set up costly monitoring systems. Democratic countries have steadily chipped away at the freedom of their Internet users. This involves laudable aims, such as fighting online paedophilia, helping dismantle terrorist networks and protecting cultural industries against piracy. But governments are having trouble reconciling users’ rights to message privacy and freedom of expression with more and more serious financial and security concerns. As a result, Internet freedom is now much less legally protected than that of the traditional media in most democratic countries. Read the full report News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes The report, “The Internet Under Surveillance » can be fully downloaded in .pdf format, along with the cover (300 dpi), from the website’s “media downloads” link. Receive email alerts Organisation The winnerlast_img read more

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Wave-current interactions in a wave-dominated tidal inlet

first_imgWave-current interactions play a major role in the dynamics of shallow tidal inlets. This study investigates these interactions at a natural inlet, with a strong focus on current-induced changes on wave propagation. The analysis of hydrodynamic data collected at the Albufeira lagoon, Portugal, revealed spatiotemporal variations of water levels and wave heights along the inlet, attributed to wave-current interaction processes. We compared the simulations of a coupled wave-circulation modeling system, computed with and without waves, and propagated with and without current feedback. The wave-induced setup inside the lagoon represented 7%–15% of the offshore significant wave height. The accuracy of the wave’s predictions improved when current feedback was included. During ebb, the currents increased the wave height at the mouth of the inlet (up to 20%) and decreased the wave height in the inlet (up to 40%), due to current-induced refraction, steepness dissipation, and partial blocking. During flood, the currents decreased the wave height in the inlet (up to 10%) and increased the wave height at the exterior parts of the ebb shoal (up to 10%), due to current-induced refraction. These effects significantly attenuate seaward sediment fluxes during ebb and contribute to the sediment accretion in the inlet.last_img read more

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Chase Utley leads Dodgers into Game 5 by his actions

first_img“I know this probably isn’t the right parallel if you’re talking about people,” Byrnes said. “But, on the field, Chase is Ty Cobb. He’s the modern-day Ty Cobb of this game.“For a while we went through a time in baseball where it wasn’t cool to hustle, that players looked down on you if you played all-out and weren’t out there styling. Chase came along and I think he had a lot to do with changing that. You do whatever it takes to win.“That’s why that slide was so typical,” Byrnes added. “That’s why he made that play a couple of weeks ago, when he’s on his chest and he sort of shovels it the ball back to first base and got the out. That was such a sick play. He was willing to try it.”That happened in the fourth inning against Colorado on Sept. 22. But Utley also pulled the 27th out of Game 4 from potential chaos Tuesday, making the flip play on Harper and making Thursday’s game necessary.“It’s not just that he studies their pitchers,” Dodgers reliever Joe Blanton said. “He can see when you’re tipping pitches, helps you correct all that. He does all the little things that make a difference.”And Utley is an invaluable guide for shortstop Corey Seager, who is 22 and accustomed to big brothers.Utley comes from the 2007-11 Phillies, a homegrown crew that made the playoffs each year, won the 2008 World Series and played in the 2009 Series. They were taken apart when salaries became burdensome and their body clocks had supposedly stopped. But Cole Hamels helped pitch Texas into these playoffs. J.A. Happ won 20 games for Toronto. Jayson Werth is still a mid-lineup force for Washington. Blanton was one of the league’s best setup relievers, and Carlos Ruiz homered for the Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday.Next year? Well, Ty Cobb had a league-leading OPS of 1.066 when he was 38. The numbers aren’t Utley’s barometer anymore, since he drove in 52 runs and hit .251 this season, but the Dodgers are past all that.Most would vote to spend 2017 on Utley’s team. The Dodgers play the Nationals in a mutual-elimination Game 5 on Thursday night. Mutually high anxiety, too.The Nationals lost in the first postseason round five years ago and again three years ago. They have Max Scherzer, the best starting pitcher in the league this year, waiting for the Dodgers, pitching right on schedule. They also have the bullpen they never had in those previous stumblings. If not now, when?The last time the Dodgers even got to a World Series was 1988, when Whitney Houston and George Harrison were still topping the charts. The Dodgers have already played the Clayton Kershaw card. The starter will likely be 36-year-old Rich Hill, who has pitched effectively but not for long. Behind him, 20-year-old Julio Urias has the freshest arm in town. Both bullpens are buying Advil by the gross.But they also have Utley. Los Angeles is not a marketing opportunity for him. It’s home, or at least Long Beach is, and it doesn’t matter anyway. In coarse and unsentimental Philadelphia, Utley got standing ovations this year every time he came to the plate. For 13 years his attitude was their attytood. Win. No elaboration required.Tellingly, Utley is still vigorously booed when he comes to the plate in Washington, a frequent N.L. East opponent of the Phillies. Eric Byrnes was on Chase Utley’s team at UCLA. That’s pretty much how he remembers it, even though Byrnes was a senior and Utley was a freshman. You were on Utley’s team.Byrnes went on to a distinguished outfielding career, mostly in Oakland and Arizona. He is now an MLB Network analyst. Utley is 37, a guru in some ways, still a freshman in others. Every day brings a chance to make the team.“I guess the one play everybody remembers was in the playoffs last year,” Byrnes said, remembering Utley’s rulebook-changing moment in the National League Division Series, when he broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with a ruthless slide right out of the Harding administration.“But I remember another play. He was running to first base after he struck out and the ball got past the catcher, and he was trying to beat the throw to first. The ball goes by and he jumps up like he’s trying to get hit in the head with the ball, so he can be safe. I’ve never seen anybody do that. But then I never played with anybody like Chase.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Smithsonian Reversal Over ID Noticed by Big Science

first_imgBoth Nature1 and Science2 noticed the Smithsonian’s flip-flop over co-sponsoring The Privileged Planet at their Natural History Museum this month (see 06/01/2005 entry).  Both noted the quandary that the Smithsonian found itself in.  They could not back out because of a contract, but under pressure from evolutionists, did not want to appear to endorse intelligent design.  This led them to return the $16,000 fee so that they would not appear to be cooperating with the Discovery Institute, and to remove their co-sponsorship while allowing the event to go forward.    Nature noted that email from “researchers and the public” prompted the backtracking, titling its news item, “Evolution row makes museum ditch donation” (even though the film is not about evolution).  Science said the Smithsonian’s compromise, permitting the film to be shown privately but without their co-sponsorship or taking a fee, allowed the Institution to avoid the appearance of endorsing the film on the one hand, while on the other avoiding giving the “Discovery Institute yet another martyrdom story.”    Both articles agreed that Discovery Institute had done nothing wrong in scheduling the film.  It was a routine procedure they followed.  Science said that museum spokesperson gave the film a clean review, even though museum policies “preclude events with a religious, political, or commercial message.”  A second review, after the hubbub, also concluded that “the film fell within the museum’s guidelines for such events.”  Their basis for claiming the film violated their scientific research policy was explained by anthropologist Richard Potts, chair of the museum’s human origins program:But it was very clear that the film was trying to situate science within the wider realm of belief.  The idea that human beings have been placed on Earth to discover the principles of the universe is not a position that stems from science; it is a metaphysical and religiously based conclusion.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The Smithsonian frequently accepts donations for use of their auditorium.  After the complaints by evolutionists, however, the Smithsonian is reviewing its policies to avoid confusion in the future.Update 06/24/2005: The event apparently went off smoothly without acrimony or dissent; here is an eyewitness report from Salvador Cordova.1Geoff Brumfiel, “Evolutionist row makes museum ditch donation,” Nature 435, 725 (9 June 2005) | doi: 10.1038/435725a.2Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, “Smithsonian Gives Grudging OK to Film Backing ID Argument,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5728, 1526, 10 June 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5728.1526a].This was clearly an episode about power politics, not science.  Notice how the film passed two reviews that agreed there was no problem with the science; the museum backpedaled only because of the noise from barking Darwin bulldogs, most of whom have probably not even seen the film.  And what a weak excuse; it’s not that the film said anything outrageous, but rather that the Darwinistas don’t want to grant any credibility to the source.  That’s the genetic fallacy – can any good thing come out of Nazareth?  Well, come and see.    Potts’ pot shot about the film putting the evidence into a metaphysical/religious context is absurd.  As an anthropologist studying evolutionary human origins, has he no metaphysics?  Of course he does: look at his chairing a series of lectures on “Science, Ethics and Religion” (in terms of human evolution, of course) for the AAAS recently; another example on National Geographic News shows him speculating about the evolution of modern human behavior (notice the absence of evidence).  Are these kinds of metaphysical dialogues forbidden by the Smithsonian?  Of course not.  Evolutionists shamelessly pontificate about the metaphysical/religious implications of their beliefs, right in the halls of science and before the mass media.    For the Smithsonian to be consistent, they would have to outlaw films like Cosmos, Origins (09/29/2004) and Evolution (09/28/2001) and other pro-Darwinist films, which are replete with religious and metaphysical claims.  The inferences drawn in The Privileged Planet are understated and balanced, many of them coming from astronomers and biologists with no connections to ID.  They speak their own minds based on the evidence, something about which the Darwinians are profoundly silent.  In Darwinian movies, by contrast, the metaphysics are dogmatic and polemical, often imagineered with reckless abandon with no opportunity for rebuttal.  In sweeping generalities, Darwinians preach their philosophy of big-bang to man-as-god in homilies that would make a pope blush.  They take an inch of irrelevant fact and spin a mile with imagination, delivering their sermon outlines to animators to fill in the gaps.    Like most institutions of Big Science, the Smithsonian has become a fundamentalist church of atheism (see next entry).  Despite the increase in its lavish facilities, it has degenerated so far from the philosophy of its first distinguished secretary, Joseph Henry, it is truly sad to see how it has been co-opted by leftist anti-religious propaganda.  Chief of the Darwinian KGB Eugenie Scott was “pleased by the swift steps the museum has taken” while other Party Faithful were even more aggressive, wanting the film canceled until they feared it would make martyrs of their political prisoners.    As long as the news media and reporters perpetuate the false dichotomy and equivocation of “science” (Darwinian metaphysics) vs “belief” (non-Darwinian metaphysics), this pathetic war of heat will continue.  The Darwinians, the “most objectionable” fundamentalists according to Paul Johnson (see next entry), had better learn how to debate the evidence when the day comes that they can no longer take for granted their power to dominate the scientific institutions and prevent alternatives from being heard.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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CT airport upgrades near completion

first_img18 February 2010Upgrades at Cape Town International Airport have edged closer to completion with the opening of the 3rd and 4th floor of a new parkade as well as the link between the international arrivals terminal and the new central terminal building (CTB).The 3rd and 4th floor of Parkade 1 makes available an additional 1 600 parking bays, and the entire parkade is earmarked to be complete in March 2010 with 4 000 parking bays in total.The international and domestic open shaded parking will be separated and be known as open shade parking 1 and open shade parking 2.“The infrastructure [at the airport] is rapidly coming on stream; besides the additional parking floors being made available to the public, the link between the international terminal and the central terminal building is now open,” Cape Town International Airport communications manager Deidre Hendricks said in a statement last week.“All international passengers arriving at the airport can now access the new terminal and all its amenities.”Central terminal buildingThe link between the international terminal and the central terminal building routes airport users to the ground floor of the CTB, allowing them access to more retail and restaurant options.It also allows for access to the transport plaza and the central car rental facility, both scheduled to be opened by the end of March.As part of the final plan for the airport, the open shaded parking will be separated as of 10 February 2010; there will be two entrances to the open shaded parking, one close to Parkade 1 and the other at the far end of Parkade 2 near the existing car rental area.Soon to be completed are the southern facing subway, the link between Domestic Arrivals and the CTB, the completed Parkade 1 and the fully upgraded road network.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Saina keen to break home jinx with Games victory

first_imgSaina Nehwal will be hoping that she is able to break the jinx of not winning a major title in front of her home fans. Blame it on pressure, but truth is she has not won a major tournament in India.This was evident during the 2009 world championships in Hyderabad where she lost in the quarter-finals, casting doubts on her ability to win at home.On Thursday, she has a chance to redeem herself and become the first Indian woman shuttler to win gold at the Commonwealth Games as she takes on Wong Mew Chew of Malaysia in the women’s final.On the eve of one of the most important matches of her life, Saina played down the pressure angle. “There’s pressure, no doubt about that. For this is going to be one of the biggest finals I have competed in.But I am prepared for it. Nothing less than a win is going to satisfy me,” Saina said after an extended practice session in the morning at the venue. Saina also seemed satisfied with her form in the championships.”I am happy with the way I am playing. There is a slight drift inside the hall but I am used to it now.” Chief coach Pullela Gopi Chand said this was going to be a test of Saina’s mental toughness.”I feel the time has come for her to come out and win this big one at home. I feel she is going to do it this time,” Gopi Chand said. Saina’s has beaten Wong four times this year and there’s no reason why she can’t do so on Thursday.advertisementHer most recent win came at the mixed team championships final in which the Indian won after losing the opener. But Saina did not attach much importance to that match. “I think there is no point in dwelling upon matches that are over.Each and every match is a new one. She is a very gritty player. I will have to play the waiting game against her,” she said.Kashyap bags bronzePeriapalli Kashyap won the men’s singles bronze defeating compatriot Chetan Anand 21-15, 21-18. The 24-year old Kashyap was clearly the better player as he dominated with his powerful smashes and brilliant net play.last_img read more

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Bajaj Pulsar 200NS takes on KTM Duke 200 and Honda CBR 150R

first_imgBajaj’s latest release, Pulsar 200NS goes up against the KTM’s Duke 200 and Honda’s CBR 150R to determine which motorcycle trumps the other two. Even though the three of them are worlds apart, they go head-to-head against each other as premium offerings on the Indian market, say reports.LooksThe Bajaj Pulsar 200NS has been given a bit of a different look than the earlier Bajaj Pulsar bikes. The bike features predator-like headlamps, broad fuel tank and high tail light. The bike has been given a sportier touch with the ‘triple-spark’ sticker on the engine.On the other hand, the Honda CBR 150R is way too slimmer and lighter than CBR 250R.The bike features telescopic forks in the front and a tube type monoshock at the rear. The bike features a Y-shaped headlight, layered fairing and contrasting tail section panel accompanied by a deep set tail lamp. It has a smaller exhaust and matte black alloy wheels.The handlebars of KTM Duke 200 have been tapered the same way as it has been done in Pulsars. Apart from the handlebars, the bike includes many Pulsar-inspired features, including cast alloy swing arms and blackened trellis frame too.The bike features upside down forks, unlike telescopic forks that are found in abundance in almost all bikes. Moreover, radiant and bright graphics make the look sportier.Performance and HandlingThe Bajaj Pulsar 200NS has a 199cc engine featuring SOHC liquid cooled cylinder and triple-spark technology for better combustion. The engine churns out maximum power of 23.1bhp and a peak torque of 18.3Nm.advertisementPulsar 200NS does a 0-60kmph sprint in 3.8 seconds.The 138kg Honda CBR 150R has an engine with an approximate displacement of 150cc. The bike features fuel-injected and liquid cooled engine.Honda CBR 250R makes peak power of 17.5bhp and the peak torque of 1.29kgm.The bike features upside down forks, unlike the usual telescopic forks. The bike has a tube type mono shock in the rear.KTM Duke 200 is powered by a 199.50cc DOHC 4 valve per cylinder engine. The motor of the bike develops peak power of 25bhp and maximum torque of 19Nm. It has a top speed of 136 kmph.VerdictThe Honda CBR 150R is certainly ideal for beginners and sports touring, but the pricing of the bike (Rs 1.17 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi) can certainly discourage many of the enthusiasts.Pulsar 200NS edges out the others in terms of styling and looks.The Bajaj KTM Duke 200 is certainly more powerful than both the two bikes. The Honda CBR 150R already lags in terms of its price tag.The Pulsar 200NS has a sub one lakh rupees price tag, while the Bajaj KTM Duke 200 has an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.18 lakh.KTM Duke 200 has an edge over the two as it justifies its price with its performance. Hence, it is the winner among the three.last_img read more

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Giani Zail Singh sworn in as seventh President of India

first_imgThe new President, Giani Zail Singh, reads out his address in the Durbar HallIf the weather was any indication, Giani Zail Singh’s five-year tenure as the seventh President of India promises to be a stormy one. The day of his swearing-in, Sunday, July 25, opened with a heavy downpour that,The new President, Giani Zail Singh, reads out his address in the Durbar HallIf the weather was any indication, Giani Zail Singh’s five-year tenure as the seventh President of India promises to be a stormy one. The day of his swearing-in, Sunday, July 25, opened with a heavy downpour that continued till just before the official ceremony.The normally-immaculate forecourt of the Durbar Hall in Rashtrapati Bhavan, where the swearing-in was to take place, was a sea of red slush churned up by tyre tracks and hoofprints. But for all that, the Presidential mansion looked suitably imposing with the President’s bodyguard in white uniforms with scarlet sashes, lined up in an arrowhead formation on the steps of the Durbar Hall.Inside was minor bedlam as MPs jostled each other for the best seats in the house while Zail Singh’s invitees, many obviously straight from the village, were hopping over the seats like it was a movie hall. Only 300 MPs could be accommodated in the comparatively cramped confines of the Durbar Hall and those present sported a privileged air. But even they were clearly outdone by Zail Singh’s invitees and family members basking in reflected glory and wearing an air of festive gaiety. In comparison, the elegant diplomats were a subdued lot.The setting for the ceremony was in keeping with the pomp and pageantry of the office – the huge central chandelier towering over the crowds and dominating the octagonal-shaped Durbar Hall. But the centrepiece of the solemn drama about to unfold were the two, gilt-edged red velvet chairs meant for the outgoing President, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, and his successor, Giani Zail Singh.advertisementNeelam Sanjiva Reddy congratulates Giani Zail SinghThe chairs were placed on a rostrum in front of a stone statue of the Buddha. Above the statue, a red velvet canopy stretched up to the vaulted ceiling. Behind the chairs, stood five Presidential aides in full ceremonial dress, while turbaned guards lined the walls on both sides. The solemnity was enhanced considerably by the forceful and outspoken speech that Reddy had delivered the day before in which he had spoken critically of the need to have a strong Opposition in the country, an obvious if oblique warning to the ruling party.Nervous Zail Singh: The ceremony itself was conducted with split-second timing. Exactly at 11.25 a.m., Mrs Gandhi bustled into the Hall accompanied by Rajiv Gandh and her ever-present aide, the safari-suited R.K. Dhawan, Rajiv, however, preferred to sit at the rear of the Hall with his fellow MPs. At 11.30, precisely, to a flourish of trumpets, Reddy and the President-elect arrived and were escorted up the redcarpeted centre aisle by two Presidential aides-decamp. The procession was led by Speaker Balram Jakhar and Vice-President Hidayatullah followed by Giani Zail Singh in a white achkan with the Nehru-like red rose in the buttonhole. Behind him trailed Reddy, looking for lorn in the final moments of his Presidency. In contrast to Giani’s spotless white, Reddy sported a muddy brown achkan.Giani Zail Singh inspects the guard of honour after his swearing-inWhether it was the occasion or the thought of what lay ahead, Zail Singh looked decidedly nervous. Once the strains of the national anthem had faded away, he sat ramrod-straight in his seat, his hands stiff in his lap while Reddy preferred his familiar pose, slouched down in the high-backed Presidential chair, his hands resting on the armrests.Zail Singh’s nervousness was, however, more evident in the oath-taking ceremony which he made in unaccustomed and Punjabi-flavoured English. He stumbled twice over the oath and on one occasion, Chief Justice Y.V. Chandrachud had to repeat himself before Zail moved hesitantly along. With the oath-taking over, Giani switched places with Reddy on the rostrum with an air of obvious relief, while outside, the traditional 21 guns boomed out a muffled salute.Colourless Speech: There was an air of hushed expectancy as the newly-appointed President stepped up to the rostrum to deliver his Presidential address. A lot of effort had evidently gone into its composing and it had been sent to the Cabinet for the requisite approval at 11 p.m. the previous night.Reddy and wife wave farewellEnclosed in a blue folder and written in Gurmukhi, the address was delivered in Hindi, a language Zail was far more comfortable with. Even so, it was hesitantly delivered. The speech struck a jarring note when he proclaimed that “the nation has gained momentum, particularly in the preceding two and a half years” – the period since Mrs Gandhi returned to power. It was a sentence that was clearly out of context and only served to reduce the solemnity of the last obligatory sentence, that he would discharge his duties without “fear or favour”.By midday, the ceremony was over and the invitees trooped outside to await Zail Singh’s ceremonial arrival in the forecourt in the first of his Presidential perks – the gleaming carriage drawn by six carefully-groomed and plumed horses.advertisementA smiling Mrs Gandhi was forced to hitch up her pink and white printed sari and step daintily through the slush to get to the saluting base where she and Hidayatullah would greet the new President. Looking tiny and bird-like compared to the towering figures of the Presidential aides, she awaited the carriage which drew up in a flurry of shouted commands.The President steps into his official Mercedes with his new residence in the backgroundThe new President, for the first time in his life, preceded Mrs Gandhi to the saluting base where he stood in solitary but uncomfortable splendour before marching off to inspect the guard of honour. A few limp salutes later, it was all over and Zail Singh climbed into the second of his Presidential perks – a gleaming, open-roofed Mercedes, to be driven to the study of Rashtrapati Bhavan, his new home for the next five years. But as he left, there was no mistaking the wistful look on his bearded face, not so much for what lay ahead, but what he was leaving behind.last_img read more

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Both Governments failed Jubilee Gardens

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 7, 2017 – Nassau – The failure of successive governments to address the problems of Jubilee Gardens and other areas affected by the city dump is cited as the reason so many have to be away from their homes for a week.On Sunday a raging inferno erupted in what was believed to have been a small brush fire, which was taken by the whipping winds and fanned until it grew… skipping across the road to the dump… which sent embers in those 35 mph winds to the roof tops and yards of homes in vulnerable Jubilee Gardens.Those houses which caught on fire, we are told, were quickly extinguished and no homes were completely destroyed in the fire which is contained but still being monitored for hot spots.  Complaints are widely published and talked about and penned since the fire and include claims of discomfort, health issues including respiratory illnesses and deep frustration.Some threaten politicians, saying they had better not show up this election season seeking support and others say it was a planning error from day one and the bottom line is the people of Jubilee need help and action.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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