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2007 Reporters without Fronteirs Report about Bahrain Agosto 14, 2007

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2007 Reporters without Fronteirs Report about Bahrain

Bahrain

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=20752&Valider=OK

Area: 710 sq.km.
Population: 727,000.
Language: Arabic.
Head of state: King Sheikh Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa.

Bahrain – Annual Report 2007

The monarchy’s progress towards democracy has not included decriminalising press offences and the regime continues to control the media.The democratic reforms of Sheikh Hamad, a Sunni Muslim, since he came to power in 1999, quickly faded before the demands of the country’s Shiite majority for a voice. Journalists are increasingly critical of the regime, but the press laws, which allow prison sentences from between six months and five years, prevent normal working conditions, so self-censorship is still the best way to keep one’s job.

The supreme court banned the media on 4 October 2006 from mentioning in any way a scandal known as Bandargate, involving the royal family and some politicians, that led to the deportation of Sudanese-born British citizen Salah al-Bandar for distributing a detailed report on electoral fraud. Hussein Mansour, of the daily paper Al Mithak, and Mohamed al-Othman, of the daily Al Wasat, received anonymous phone threats in October for writing about the scandal.

The government had said in April 2005 that all Internet websites dealing with Bahrain would have to register with the information ministry, but the new rule, which was criticised by Reporters Without Borders, has not been implemented. However, access to many sites and political blogs was barred in October 2006, a month before parliamentary elections. The regime also censored online publications that mentioned Bandargate.

 

Aljubarrota foi há 622 anos

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Aljubarrota por Froissart

 

Aljubarrota foi há 622 anos

Filed under: efemerides — looking4good @ 9:57 pm
Aljubarrota por Froissart

 

Aljubarrota foi há 622 anos

Filed under: efemerides — looking4good @ 9:57 pm
Aljubarrota por Froissart

 

Shawarma, Banned in Jordan

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Hi All,

Latest news from Jordan. After many reports of food poisoning due to eating the favorite meat sandwich called “Shawarma” The Jordanian authorities decided to impose a ban on all shawarma in the kingdom

The ban will be in place until they figure out a way to assure the quality and cleanliness of the shawarma

Qwiader always says, the shawarma is either Clean, or delicious. You can’t have the two. If you eat a shawarma sandwich and discover that it’s tasting AMAZINGLY good! Then rest assured, you’re getting food poisoning tonight!

I miss Shawarma!

 

Canção Violeta – Jaime Cortesão

Filed under: Jaime Cortesão,poesia — looking4good @ 2:36 pm
foto: Dendrobium Phalaenopsis roxo from http://www.forp.usp.br/
Amo o roxo. E vai que fazes?
A luz tamisas de malva
E roxa desponta a alva
Sobre a colcha de lilases.

Roxos alastram os razes.
E tu das-te nua e alva
Lírio roxo numa salva
Sobre a colcha de lilases.

Com suas pestanas pretas
As tuas pálpebras roxas
São duas grandes violetas.

E, por mais gosto da vida,
Depois que a lâmpada afrouxa,
Fez-se a alcova de ametista.

Jaime Zuzarte Cortesão (n. em Ançã, Cantanhede a 29 de Abril de 1884; m. em Lisboa, a 14 de Agosto de 1960).

in 366 poemas que falam de amor, antologia organizada por Vasco da Graça Moura, Quetzal Editores
 

Canção Violeta – Jaime Cortesão

Filed under: Jaime Cortesão,poesia — looking4good @ 2:36 pm
foto: Dendrobium Phalaenopsis roxo from http://www.forp.usp.br/
Amo o roxo. E vai que fazes?
A luz tamisas de malva
E roxa desponta a alva
Sobre a colcha de lilases.

Roxos alastram os razes.
E tu das-te nua e alva
Lírio roxo numa salva
Sobre a colcha de lilases.

Com suas pestanas pretas
As tuas pálpebras roxas
São duas grandes violetas.

E, por mais gosto da vida,
Depois que a lâmpada afrouxa,
Fez-se a alcova de ametista.

Jaime Zuzarte Cortesão (n. em Ançã, Cantanhede a 29 de Abril de 1884; m. em Lisboa, a 14 de Agosto de 1960).

in 366 poemas que falam de amor, antologia organizada por Vasco da Graça Moura, Quetzal Editores
 

Canção Violeta – Jaime Cortesão

Filed under: Jaime Cortesão,poesia — looking4good @ 2:36 pm
foto: Dendrobium Phalaenopsis roxo from http://www.forp.usp.br/
Amo o roxo. E vai que fazes?
A luz tamisas de malva
E roxa desponta a alva
Sobre a colcha de lilases.

Roxos alastram os razes.
E tu das-te nua e alva
Lírio roxo numa salva
Sobre a colcha de lilases.

Com suas pestanas pretas
As tuas pálpebras roxas
São duas grandes violetas.

E, por mais gosto da vida,
Depois que a lâmpada afrouxa,
Fez-se a alcova de ametista.

Jaime Zuzarte Cortesão (n. em Ançã, Cantanhede a 29 de Abril de 1884; m. em Lisboa, a 14 de Agosto de 1960).

in 366 poemas que falam de amor, antologia organizada por Vasco da Graça Moura, Quetzal Editores
 

شرم الشيخ

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صورمن شرم الشيخ
في جنوب سيناء بمصر
بلدي الثاني


مع تحياتي

 

Always Forward

Filed under: Art,Inspirational — looking4good @ 8:48 am

`That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.’ Sarah Caldwell

The true artist persists on their creative path.

There may be rest stops on the journey while they regather strength or the world takes precedence, but power of `The Spirit’ always reemerges and guides them forward.

I know my own journey as an artist has had many breaks, years when the practicalities of earning a living took precedent, years when I felt lost and without direction, years when I was recovering from major illness.

But whenever I walked away from `creating’ I felt deadened, not quite alive, and then something would happen that gave me the time and means to create again.

I still have a wonderful friendship with the owner of the gallery that restarted my painting career in the nineties. We laugh now at the time I first walked into her gallery.

Although I was a fine arts graduate and teacher a battle with a major illness and the resulting loss of my job had lowered my self esteem and I had no idea how I was to make a living.

Hope however flickered within and I found myself starting to paint again. The paintings were small and fragile and I could not imagine they were about to open a door to a new life.

One gray day, driving around wondering how I could earn my living I saw my friend’s gallery, decided to take the plunge and showed her the works.

She still remembers my awkwardness and the rather delicate works but says she saw something and took me on.

Without `The Spirit’ leading me forward a wonderful new door would not have opened.

Greetings from Australia