Cyclone Nargis : La Birmanie prête à accueillir l’aide étrangère

24 mai 2008. – Après s’être rendu en personne en Birmanie, Ban Ki-moon a annoncé que les équipes acheminant l’aide internationale allaient être autorisées à accéder au pays ravagé par le cyclone Nargis.

Le secrétaire général de l’Organisation des Nations unies qui a rencontré le général Than Shwe, le plus haut dirigeant de la junte du Myanmar[1], a précisé : « J’ai eu une très bonne réunion avec le général, en particulier sur la question des équipes humanitaires. Il a accepté d’autoriser l’accès au pays à tous les travailleurs humanitaires, quelle que soit leur nationalité. Je lui ai expliqué qu’il était d’une importance cruciale pour lui d’accueillir ces équipes aussi rapidement que possible et que toute cette aide humanitaire soit également remise le plus tôt possible aux populations dans le besoin. »

Les observateurs internationaux et les organisations humanitaires ont accueilli cette annonce avec scepticisme et se sont déclarés « perplexes » et « surpris », craignant que la junte ne respecte pas cet engagement. « Nous y croirons seulement lorsque les travailleurs humanitaires seront sur le terrain, dans le delta. Les généraux ont une longue expérience du mensonge face à l’ONU. Si cette annonce est réelle, alors nous le saurons dans les 24 heures, comme ils arrêteront les contrôles de l’armée qui empêchent les travailleurs humanitaires birmans et internationaux d’entrer dans le delta. » a précisé Zoya Phan, une humanitaire britannique. Ainsi les travailleurs humanitaires américains sont toujours dans l’attente d’un visa pour entrer en Birmanie. William Berger, le chef d’équipe, a reçu un long exposé de l’état de la région affecté, mais il n’a pas été autorisé à réaliser sa propre évaluation.

L’ONU estime que plus d’un million de personnes ont toujours un besoin urgent de nourriture, d’eau, d’abris et de fournitures médicales, alors que la position officielle des autorités birmanes est que « la phase d’urgence de l’opération est terminée ».

No un-Islamic hairdo, makeup, or ties for Iranian men

Monday, April 30, 2007 

New reports have emerged detailing the extent of the efforts by the Iranian government to purge Western cultural influence in Iran that is deemed un-Islamic. Based on Iran’s Islamic Sharia law, non-compliance results in legal punishment because the state sees itself responsible in executing punishment for Islamic theological sins.

Newspaper headlines such as “Western hairstyles … have been banned” re-iterated the legal status of Western hairstyles; barbers who offer to what officials consider un-Islamic hairdos, provide make-up services, and pluck eyebrows have been warned that they can face month-long suspension or revocation of their licenses. Barber clients who violate government policies will be subject to lashes, fines and imprisonment. Iranian male youth are not supposed to sport outlandish hairstyles or use gel to make their hair stand.

Additionally, the ban on neckties remains in place. This ban evades the attention of those outside Iran albeit attentive observers realize that, for example, not one of non-clerical members of the Iranian government wears a necktie. Vice squad police are in place to bring non-compliant individuals to Islamic justice.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for moderation and consideration for Iran’s image worldwide emphasizing the need for a “cultural rather than disciplinary approach.” Hard-line clerics stress that both approaches are needed. Many Iranian women have appeared on state television whereon they praised Islamic dress code effusively and advocated the arrest of offenders.

The Supreme Cultural Revolution Council, created during the Islamic Cultural Revolution, indicated that it would filter immoral video and audio messages sent using cellular phones. According to Iranian television statement, “In order to prevent possible misuse of MMS, immoral actions and social problems, the Telecommunications Ministry will filter immoral MMS.” No details of how immoral messages would be filtered such naming the type of software to be used were divulged.

Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explicitly delineated the threats Iran faces on the cultural front,

Following the Islamic Revolution, the Revolutionary Guards is reported to have cut women’s lips with razors because the women were wearing lipstick. This was done in public view to deter others.

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New Jersey to consider bikini waxing ban

Friday, March 20, 2009 

New Jersey is considering a state-wide ban on Brazilian waxes, the removal of hair from the bikini area.

Although genital waxing has never really been allowed in the state, the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling plans to propose a ban with more specific legal wording, in response to two women who reported being injured during a wax. The board will consider the proposal at their next meeting on April 14.

If the measure passes, New Jersey may become the only US state to ban the practice outright.

Although millions of Americans engage in bikini waxes, which generally cost between $50 and $60 per session, the practice comes with risks. Skin care experts say the hot wax can irritate delicate skin in the bikini area, and result in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes.

Waxing on the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms would continue to be permitted in the state under the proposed ban. Although New Jersey statutes have always banned bikini waxing, the laws were unclear and seldom enforced.

As a result, many salons from around the state have offered bikini waxing for years. Many salon owners spoke out against the proposed ban, which they said would severely damage their business.

“I really don’t know if the state can stop it at this point,” said Valentia Chistova, owner of the Monmouth County salon Brazil. “I know a lot of women who are really hooked.”

Wikinews:Custom skin

I’ve been working on coding a brand new skin specifically for Wikinews. This is not a modification of any existing skin, but a new skin built from scratch. It is inspired by viceroy321′s mockup in the Wikinews skin design contest. As of Mar. 25th, the skin is complete, including commented, very customizable CSS. I am still working on some tweaks, but the bulk of the skin is done.

I’ve included several images here (Most likely outdated).

Wikinews is a news site, and MonoBook just doesn’t fit a news theme. The idea behind this skin is to give Wikinews a more “newsy” layout while preserving the usability of a Wiki. To that extent, I believe I’ve succeeded.

As of this writing, functionality is total and equivalent to MonoBook, save a few exceptions:

Full (100%)

These screenshots are current as of April 17th:

Here is the old version of the skin as per request for comparison purposes.

Comments are appreciated, post them here:

The test wiki seems to have disappeared :( Dan100 (Talk) 23:21, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

The skin was inspired by viceroy321′s Wikinews skin contest entry, and created by Noclip.

Last update: 04:16, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

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Getting The Very Best With The Grand Rapids Limo Service

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When you are planning to buy your next vehicle, the best thing that you can do is to find the best car with the best price. Sometimes these things do not come from the new line of models. If you really want to get the best bang for your buck, what you want to wait for are complaints and praises or criticisms from the users of that particular vehicle.

No matter how you want to buy a vehicle, nowadays with most people being faced with the economic crisis, you either don t buy a car at all or you simply explore your choices. So what are the choices if you don t have a car of your own and you don t want taking the bus? What you can do is to rent a car for a couple of months then change your car after a few months or so. Another option that you can take is to buy second hand cars for a very cheap price.

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Though these options are feasible for some, this is a bit a tricky situation. If you are faced with a used vehicle, always make sure that you have every safety measure involved in the car checked. As a piece of advice, you might want to crawl under the vehicle to check for any leaks, you could also check the hood for anything suspicious that can give you trouble and most importantly give it a try on the road!

In the different parts of the US, you could now opt for superb vehicles plus many other services. These things are typically meant for your very own special events. The concept is basically the same for rental businesses. However, the biggest difference is the fact that companies in this field of the industry are typically packed with a line of top brass cars especially limos!

In Grand Rapids, you get to have the best wedding or the best prom in the area. Why? It is because of the reason that a wedding disk jockey is working hand in hand with the very best limo services in the area. The Grand Rapids limo service is not only known for its elegant and classy line of limousines, it is also known for the best collaboration with the known Grand Rapids Djs. And if you think that it ends there with a Grand Rapids Dj, there is in fact more. If you are planning for you wedding, what you want to have is a complete package of celebration from catering to music. In this light, catering in Grand Rapids are among the things collaborated with limo companies.

No matter how difficult it is to buy your very own vehicle, do not forget that there is always a solution like renting or buying second hand vehicles. However, if you are trying to fill out a vehicle for your special occasion; it would be a good idea if you stick with the limo companies. Not only do you get to save some cash, you also get to enjoy a complete package of food and music to fit your occasion.

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Villas In Ibiza And Formentera For Indulgent And Mesmerising Beach Holidays In Spain

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Sailing holidays in Ibiza and Formentera are sure to be thrilling and mesmerising. These two islands to the south of the Balearic Islands of Spain, offer different types of adventure and excitement to holidaymakers, each complementing the other. The island of Ibiza is famous for its clubs and summer beach parties, a place for complete self-indulgence! During the summers, Ibiza s bars and nightclubs are always packed with party people, giving it its reputation for decadence and partying. It has an airport of its own so getting to Ibiza is not a problem. In addition, one can find comfortable Ibiza apartments or beautiful Ibiza villas offering all levels of amenities to suit different budgets. Formentera on the other hand, is calmer and more peaceful and if your plans include quiet relaxation and keeping away from noise, this island is perfect for you. Formentera is renowned across Europe for its pristine white beaches. The island was formerly reachable only by boat from Ibiza, making it the quieter of the two islands, but these days, there is a regular passenger service from the Spanish mainland. There are ferries that sail between Ibiza and Formentera in about 30 minutes, being available in advance.

If you prefer not to take a flight directly to Ibiza, you may choose to take a flight to Barcelona, following which you could take a ferry to any of the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca and Menorca. There is an advantage to following this route to experience the living cultural treasure and events in Barcelona, or a good halt if you can manage cheaper tickets to Barcelona instead. Ogling at the works of the surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, or the attractive sculptures of Gaudi, would give you a good taste of Spain before heading off sailing in the Mediterranean. Apartments in Barcelona are easily available in the happening parts of the town, so you might even be lucky to catch a musical or rock concert!

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Moving further south towards the Balearic Islands of Spain, you will notice that the weather conditions around Ibiza and Formentera are generally good for sailing during summer lasting from May to October. During this period, the two islands beaches are warm, particularly during the month of May. Glorious sunshine highlights the islands scenic beauty and the sea I calmer, being ideal for a sailing holiday in Ibiza and Formentera. The winter season starts in November and lasts until April, but even so, holidays in Ibiza and Formentera, are still a delight, as it never gets freezing cold!

The island of Ibiza has four regions, namely Santa Eul?ria des Riu, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Sant Joan de Labritja, and Sant Antoni de Portmany. A sailing holiday in Ibiza and Formentera through Sant Antoni de Portmany can be an exciting experience and is a favourite among British holidaymakers. There are several restaurants, bars and nightclubs in this town making it one of the most active regions of Ibiza. Aside from this, Sant Antoni de Portmany also has gorgeous beaches to explore. The region of Sant Joan de Labritja, located on the northern portion of Ibiza, is more serene and relaxing. It is quieter since fewer travellers visit this part of the region, and it has one of the clearest beaches in Spain. Sant Joan de Labritja has exceptional Mediterranean vegetation that is worth seeing. Walking and hiking are quite popular activities for you to enjoy during your holidays in Spain, on the beautiful island of Ibiza. It is time to plan your trip if you haven t already experienced the fun, frolic and stunning beauty of the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera!

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Safer Cars Attract Better Cheap Car Insurance Rates

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To offer cheap car insurance then, it must give certain information to motorists so that they can give and get the best deals available. This not only means that the driver must have an impeccable driving record to be offered the lowest rates, it also means that the car must be in excellent condition too if it is to be insured properly.

Cars that have safety devices built in will automatically qualify for lower rates on insurance. For example, air bags and anti lock brakes etc usually mean that there is less damage done in an accident and this saving is passed on to the consumer. Savings are also possible for cars which are kept safe overnight in locked facilities and those which have anti theft devices attached. Indeed, anything that cuts down on damage or deters thieves is advisable anyway but, in this instance, also saves money.

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For the driver, taking a safety driving course could also attract some kind of savings so they are well worth the trouble. For example, some advanced drivers courses show the driver how to get out of sticky situations on the road and, once they have graduated from this kind of course, it makes them extremely unlikely to be caught up in an accident. Therefore, they are less of a risk or liability to the insurance company.

Drivers who have more experience and who have driven claim free and accident free are also less of a liability so guard reputations jealously. Even parking tickets show up in history so try to avoid any bad behavior if possible. Accidents will always happen, of course, but there are many drivers around today who have never even been caught for parking badly or inappropriately and it is these good folks who get the best cheap auto insurance on the market.

Young drivers tend to get hammered when it comes to insurance rates so try to add them on to group policies for savings. Getting a license as early as possible also means that they can build up their standing much faster. Once they have reached the age of 25, things to tend to get a little better for them.

Oddly enough, female drivers drive less aggressively than their male counterparts and are preferred by insurance companies. Since they are usually involved in less serious accidents, they are less of a risk. It could be said that males drive more than females; however, on the face of it the insurance company takes the less risky route here.

Another weird fact to take notice of is that married people are charged less on cheap auto insurance than single people. The home address is also a factor to consider since some areas have more vandalism or car theft than others. Since there are so many factors to consider when looking for the right insurance, start early and investigate on the internet thoroughly.

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Telstra Zte F165 Next G Country Phone

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The Telstra F165 country phone is the king of reception. Telstra has awarded this ruggarised handset the blue tick meaning it will give superior performance in rural areas. The F165 also scores points for being very easy to use. The keypad is made up of very large keys and the screen is clear and easy to read. Menus are simple and easy to navigate, with a very intuitive feel.

Although ideal for users requiring top coverage performance in a durable case, the size of the F165 can be a blessing and a curse. You need a

pouch or leather case

to carry the F165 around.

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The antenna has not only an inch high raised knob on top of the handset, but also an extension to bring out your antenna even further. There is a port to connect an

Next G external antenna

to further improve reception.

Text messaging is easy with the large keypad and T9 predictive text. The F165 supports e-mails either using your BigPond e-mail address or alternative e-mail using POP3 or SMTP protocols. The 2-megapixel camera takes reasonably good pictures and again is easy to use. Memory can be increased with a memory card up to 2GB.

The F165 is a quad-band handset with HSDPA. Music can be imported from your PC using the supplied software and USB cable. The F165 supports Bluetooth 1.2.


Quoted battery life is three to four hours talk time and 10 days standby on the Next G network. This is probably stating the obvious for rural mobile users, but a car-charger seems a necessary purchase to be sure you always have a full charge.


It is good to see a phone that is a phone first and a media accessory second. The large keypad and ease of use nature of the country phone should be a blessing for people who work outdoors and require sturdy handsets, and for first time mobile phone users and older people who want an easy to use mobile phone without the complication of a handset with all the bells and whistles of other handsets.

Main features:

    Extendable antennaLatest 3G HSDPA & UMTS standardBluetooth V1.2 – Supports FTP / HFC / A2DP (Stereo)2 mega pixel camera with digital zoom Dual camera design for video calling MP3 player and ringtones Peer to Peer video calling Send multi-media videos, pictures and emailsT-Flash memory up to 2GBPersonal organiser / calendar SpeakerphoneJava enabled for games and applicationsUSB connectivity External antenna connectionRecord voice memos Predictive text with My Words dictionary for easy SMS High Capacity Li-ion battery (1300mAh) for long life

Technical Specifications:

    HSDPA / UMTS 850 / 2100 MHz GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 250 Hrs Standby, 390 Mins Talk Time60MB Internal SDRAM (User / Application Accessible), 225MHz ProcessorInternal display 176 x 220, 262K colours JAVA MIDP 2.0 Size 117 x 51 x 16 mmWeight 105.3g including standard battery

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You Know What Is Seo?

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To benefit from SEO, you first need to understand what it means. There are several aspects of SEO that you need to understand before you begin to use it.

Spend much time on the Internet anymore and you re likely to see the SEO acronym tossed around pretty casually. While the term may not mean much if you re just a casual browser, if you re an Internet marketer then the term is something you need to not only pay attention to but understand.

A Few SEO Basics

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First, you need to know what SEO stands for. The phrase is Search Engine Optimization. The full name gives you a hint as to what the acronym is referring to. Basically, search engine optimization is a method of increasing the rankings of your site. Obviously you want your site to rank as high as possible in search engines for the keywords associate with your site.

For example, if you sold a course on guitar playing then you might want your site to score near the top of the results when someone searched for “learn to play guitar.” You see, those rankings aren t random. They are based on a complex algorithm used by the search engines. While each search engine uses slightly different elements to determine their rankings, search engine optimization is fairly standard.

Why SEO?

If you re wondering why it s important to do SEO in the first place, the easy answer is to go to Google and do a search for any key phrase associated with what you are selling or promoting through your web site. Chances are you re going to come up with dozens of pages of results. You re going to be competing with all of those other sites for your ranking.

Does it matter where you rank? Absolutely. Think about your own search habits. If you re looking for something particular, you probably don t go past the first or second page of results to find what you want. That means the pages which rank the highest are also going to be the ones which generate the most traffic. More traffic means an exposure to more potential customers. The more potential customers you have visiting your site the higher your revenue is likely to be. Basically, if you use SEO effectively then you are likely to have greater success with your web site. It s that simple.

Can I Handle My Own SEO?

Many Internet marketers make the mistake of thinking they need to hire someone to handle their SEO. While search engine optimization is important, you can usually do this on your own without the extra expensive of a professional. All you need to know is which keywords to optimize your content for and how densely you want your content to be optimized. Another important point though is SEO is not just about writing a whole bunch of words and randomly throwing in a few keywords. The content needs to be strong.

Some search engines can tell when you ve written a bunch of fluff for SEO purposes. Even if you do manage to score a high ranking with poorly written material, you won t be able to hold the interest of those potential customers long enough to close the deal.

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