Thai anti-government leaders escape capture

Saturday, April 17, 2010

In a new setback to the Thai government’s efforts to ease mounting political tensions, protest leaders escaped from their hotel Friday after security forces arrived to arrest them.

One, Arisman Pongruangrong, climbed down three floors using a rope, and was rushed away by supporters thronging the building. The police say Arisman led recent rallies at the national parliament, the election commission, and satellite transmission bases.

Officials earlier Friday said the government is preparing to arrest people linked to violent clashes with security forces last Saturday.

Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, Thai security chief, announced the raid on the hotel as it was unfolding, saying that a Special Forces unit had closed in around a downtown Bangkok hotel.

“As I am speaking, the government’s special team is surrounding the SC Park Hotel, where we have learned that there are terrorists and some of their leaders hiding,” Suthep said.

A spokesman for the governing Democrat Party, Baranuj Smuthararaks, says arrest warrants have been issued for those suspected of being involved in the violence. Some of the suspects have been identified from photos taken during the clashes.

“Right now the government’s focusing on issuing warrants for acts of terrorism by the people who fortunately have been captured in action [in photos] by both the local and international media,” he said.

According to the New York Times, as many as five protest leaders had been staying at the same hotel as Pongruangrong. Those leaders later appeared together at a protest rally in Bangkok.

“I would like to thank all of the people who saved me,” Arisman said. “You have saved democracy.”The government says armed men infiltrated protester ranks Saturday and fired on troops trying to disperse a rally. Five soldiers and 19 protesters died during the clashes.

Thailand is facing its most severe political crisis in almost 20 years. The anti-government movement, led by the United Democratic Front against Dictatorship or UDD, demands that the government step down and call fresh elections.

UDD supporters, known as red shirts, have held protests in Bangkok for more than a month.

The UDD largely supports former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a coup in 2006 and remains overseas to avoid a jail sentence for corruption. Mr. Thaksin has strong support among the rural and urban poor, as well among some sections of the army and police.

Some parties in the governing coalition want to set a clear time frame for elections to ease tensions. But the government says it will only call elections once the political situation has cooled.

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Venezuela opens granite processing facility in Bolívar

Monday, February 18, 2013

Venezuela’s government has opened a granite processing plant in the state of Bolívar, with the intention of providing about 25% of the granite required nationwide.

Ricardo Menéndez, vice president of the Productive Economic Area, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has yearned for the creation of this project to empower Venezuelan construction. Granito Bolívar is reportedly the most modern Venezuelan granite plant, not consuming community water or electricity, and is also the largest, with a daily capacity to supply enough material for use in construction of about 820 houses.

Menéndez said, “These granite blocks are the natural resources of our country, are the wealth we have as a country and often [some] simply decided to remove this richness from our country and take them to other countries” ((es))Spanish language: ?Esos bloques de granito son la riquezas naturales de nuestro país, son las riquezas que tenemos como patria y que muchas veces sencillamente esas riquezas decidieron sacarlas de nuestro territorio nacional y llevarlas a otros países.

According to Menéndez, with the help of a state plan, Venezuela intends to exploit its 40,000 million cubic meters or more of granite reserves, generating a set of factories. “[T]he central theme is that these plants, all these factories, are for the construction of socialism; that means using our potential, develop the value chain within the country and of course that yields benefits from the point of view of the production system’s organization…. [Granito] Bolívar is not only the vision that historically we had of exposing richness, but the industries, basic industries we have, that level of our workers in the basic industries and in addition the development of the potential we have in the state” ((es))Spanish language: ?el tema central es que estas plantas todas estas fábricas son para la construcción del socialismo, eso significa utilizar nuestras potencialidades, dessarrollar la cadena de valor dentro del país y por supuesto que eso genere beneficios desde el punto de vista de la organización del sistema productivo … Bolívar no solamente es la visión que históricamente se tuvo de exponer las riquezas, sino que son las empresas, las empresas básicas que tenemos, ese nivel de nuestros trabajadores de la empresas básicas y adicionalmente el desarrollo del potencial que tenemos en el estado.

For the construction of the plant, supplied by 23 quarries, the government of Bolívar provided about 30 million bolívares (US$4.7 million) and the national government €2.3 million (US$3 million). Bolívar reportedly has reserves of about 40,000 million tons of red, black, pink and white granite, sufficient for domestic demand for 200 years.

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The Importance Of Choosing Professional Car Body Repairs

byAlma Abell

When you have a car accident, you may be left facing major or minor car body repairs in Leighton Buzzard. You basically have two choices. You can try to fix the problem yourself, or you can hire a professional to do it for you. Many people opt for the first option because they think it’s going to be cheaper. However, unless you really know what you’re doing, you could actually end up making the problem worse. To make sure you get the job done right first time, you’ll need to hire a professional mechanic.

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Lifetime repair guaranteeOne thing you should look out for when choosing a mechanic to handle the repairs is whether they offer a lifetime guarantee. If the company is reliable and trustworthy they will be confident in their services. Lifetime guarantees give you a peace of mind that you’re choosing the best possible service.Of course if you choose to do the repairs yourself there’s no guarantee at all. In fact it’s a bigger guarantee that you’ll mess the job up if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Getting the job done with proper equipmentIn order to carry out car body repairs in Leighton Buzzard, you’ll need the right tools and equipment. It’s unlikely that you’ll have everything you need to make the repairs yourself. Therefore you’d need to pay extra money to get everything you need. This could end up becoming more expensive than just paying for proper repairs.A car body repair shop has high quality equipment which means that the results you’re left with are flawless. If you want the highest quality repair job, a professional is the only one who can achieve that for you.

Don’t forget that as a car owner you have a legal responsibility to ensure your car is safe to drive. If you attempt to repair the car yourself and you do a bad job, you could be putting other people at risk. That is the main reason it’s so important to get a professional to do the work for you. Choose a local company when you can and support your local businessmen. Car body repairs in Leighton Buzzard can actually be quite affordable. Just ensure you opt for high quality as well as a low cost service. Click here to get more details.

Mumbai officials demolish 39K shanties; 200K homeless

December 25, 2004

Officials in Mumbai, India, demolished over 6,000 shanties today in a push to eradicate the capital city’s slums. In total, 39,000 shanties have been flattened, displacing over 200,000 people, in the city’s biggest-ever demolition drive, which began in early December.

When complete, over 2 million people are expected to be displaced. After wiping out the least desirable shanties, next in line for demolition are the illegal ‘well-off’ shanties and neighborhoods, according to the legal and bureaucratic motions that have been executed toward cleaning up Mumbai’s appearance by lowering the dominance of shanties, which make up 62 percent of Mumbai’s housing.

“As far as eye can see, there are mounds of wood, tin and tarpaulin, the remains of 6,200 illegal homes, flattened by a heavy excavator running on tank-like tracks and giant motorised claws,” the Indian Express reported about today’s destruction. [1]

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said that citizens would see a change within six months. “Every chief minister likes to be remembered, and I’m no exception,” said Deshmukh, who despite having an empty exchequer, also announced that Rs 31,000 crore will be spent on new roads, sea links and rail lines. [2]

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Wikinews interviews Democratic candidate for the Texas 6th congressional district special election Daryl Eddings, Sr’s campaign manager

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Wikinews extended invitations by e-mail on March 23 to multiple candidates running in the Texas’ 6th congressional district special election of May 1 to fill a vacancy left upon the death of Republican congressman Ron Wright. Of them, the office of Democrat Daryl Eddings, Sr. agreed to answer some questions by phone March 30 about their campaigns and policies. The following is the interview with Ms Chatham on behalf of Mr Eddings, Sr.

Eddings is a federal law enforcement officer and senior non-commissioned officer in the US military. His experience as operations officer of an aviation unit in the California National Guard includes working in Los Angeles to control riots sparked by the O. J. Simpson murder case and the police handling of Rodney King, working with drug interdiction teams in Panama and Central America and fighting in the Middle East. He is the founder of Operation Battle Buddy, which has under his leadership kept in touch with over 20 thousand veterans and their families. He was born in California, but moved to Midlothian, Texas. He endeavours to bring “good government, not no government”. Campaign manager Faith Chatham spoke to Wikinews on matters ranging from healthcare to housing.

An Inside Elections poll published on March 18 shows Republican candidate Susan Wright, the widow of Ron Wright, is ahead by 21% followed by Democrat Jana Sanchez with 17% and Republican Jake Ellzey with 8% with a 4.6% margin of error among 450 likely voters. The district is considered “lean Republican” by Inside Elections and voted 51% in favour of Donald Trump in last year’s US presidential election. This is down from 54% for Trump in 2016’s presidential election, the same poll stated.

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Professional Tax Accountants Keep A Companys Finances Up To Date}

Submitted by: Kim Teh

Having an accountant for a business is a must today. The financials of a company make up its backbone and accountants are the one who are responsible in keeping them healthy.

Businesses too are getting very complicated and very complex. They span many different verticals and therefore having a check on each and every department is a must. Accountants are the ones who help in maintaining a healthy and financially secure balance sheet, and are the ones to go to regarding the finances of a company.

Professional accountants offer their services to businesses and companies in providing many services. They handle bookkeeping services, cash inflow on any sales or services and outflow pertaining to salaries and other overheads. They also file returns on behalf of the company and provide advice on taxation. They also handle the various company accounts and conduct audits at year ends. It is no surprise that accountants then command the kind of respect no one else can.

Accountants in different countries know different aspects of accounting in those countries, therefore accountants London, are well-versed in providing their services specifically to people in London and also the UK. Chartered accountants London, have to belong to (ICAS) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, (ICAEW) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), or (CAI), and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Chartered Accountant tends to get a practicing certificate that gives him the authority to do any form of public practice work in the UK. And one, who has considerable experience, can then become a registered auditor. Only such accountants can carry out company audits, both for small and large businesses.

While big business accounting is complex and requires many accountants to work on them simultaneously, small business accounting is no different. Because small businesses are mostly proprietor based, the bookkeeping although overwhelming needs to be well maintained.

This gives the accountant a clear idea of the companys financials. Such small businesses have to see that their bank account is up to date; invoices have been sent for goods received, any transactions notified and finally taxes have been paid. Together with these details and with the help of a professional accountant, the year-end accounting process will then proceed smoothly.

While big business accounting is complex and requires many accountants to work on them simultaneously, small business accounting is no different. Because small businesses are mostly proprietor based, the bookkeeping although overwhelming needs to be well maintained.

Tax matters are something that should never be neglected and at the same time management of taxes is not easy. Although one might think they can handle it, without professional help it is very nearly impossible. Professional accountants make the entire process simple and easily understandable. But what is also important is that the professional selected should have considerable experience to back him. It is only then that a companys audit and financial status will be up to date and it enjoys some kind of savings in the long run.

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Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed further

Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Buffalo, New York —The Common Council of Buffalo voted on Tuesday to send the Elmwood Village Hotel proposal “to committee for further discussion”, after citing the need for more public involvement.

The Elmwood Village Hotel is a development proposal by the Savarino Construction Services Corporation, a project designed by the architect Karl Frizlen of The Frizlen Group. The hotel would be placed on the southeast corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo.

To make way for the project, at least five buildings located at 1109 to 1121 Elmwood Ave would be demolished. At least two properties on Forest Avenue could also be demolished. The Elmwood properties, according to Eva Hassett, Vice President of Savarion Construction, are “under contract”, but it is unclear if Savarino Construction actually owns the Elmwood properties. Hans Mobius, a former mayorial candidate, is still believed to be the current owner the properties. Mobius also owns 607 Forest Avenue.

The properties 605 and 607 Forest Avenue could also be included in the proposal according to Hassett.

“We would use a Special Development Plan to rezone 1119-1121 Elmwood and 605 Forest to a C-2 zoning category,” stated Hassett. It is possible that Savarino Construction may try to obtain a variance for 605 Forest, which would allow them to enforce eminent domain, should the hotel be allowed to go forward.

The building at 607 Forest was also discussed to be rezoned, but it is unclear what the plans would be for that property. During the February 28 Common Council meeting, Hassett stated that the properties 605 and 607 were “now off the agenda”.

Pano Georgiadis, owner of Pano’s Restaurant at 1081 Elmwood, owns the property at 605 Forest and attended Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.

“Having a hotel is a bright idea. We all love the idea of a hotel, but the way that it is presented, is wishful thinking. This hotel does not fit. It’s like putting two gallons of water in a gallon jug, it does not fit. At the last meeting, the architect admitted that they are planning to put the undergound parking lot and the hotel, right at the property line. If I open my window, I will be able to touch the wall, that goes fifty feet high”, said Georgiadis.

“There is a problem having a seventy-two room hotel and fifty-five parking spaces. That means that all the other cars will spill all over the neighborhood. The footprint is simply too small. If you have a bigger [parking] lot, and a smaller hotel, I will welcome a hotel. I have a parking lot at my own business, and I am chasing people all day long. Remember, the city says it has ‘zero tolerance [for illegal parking]’. Try telling that to the guy from Albany who came to see his kids, that are going to Buffalo State, who would get tickets totaling over a hundred dollars”, added Georgiadis.

The city’s Planning Board is scheduled to meet on March 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. about the proposal. Although a discussion will take place, no vote is expected to be taken.

At the moment, none of the properties are zoned for a hotel. Savarino Construction plans on asking for a C2 zoning permit. If that does not work, they plan to implement a new zoning plan called a “special development plan” which would allow for only a hotel on the site. That zone would not be able to be changed.

“This [project] justifies Mobius’s refusal to invest in any maitenance[sic] or improvements”, on the properties said Clarence Carnahan, a local resident. “Where were the Council persons over the years? Where were the city inspectors over the years, to make sure that he maintained and improved his properties? The government was supposed to be protecting, not being preditorial. I see a predatorial issue here when it comes to this hotel. Over the years: Why has the local government been disfunctional when it came to Mobius’s properties? Refusal to invest in improvements, doesn’t that sound like a slumlord? Maybe I am missing a point here, but what kind of messages does this send to other slumlords that havn’t[sic] been jailed or fined? It’s [the hotel] trying to be pushed through.”

Carnahan also presented signs for residents and or business owners who are opposed to the hotel, that could be placed in windows or on stakes in the yard. Some of the signs said, ‘No tell hotel’, ‘Hans off, no hotel’, ‘It takes more than a hotel to make a village’. and ‘Keep Elmwood free, no hotel’. Carnahan plans on making more signs for a protest to be held on Saturday March 18, at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on Elmwood and Forest. Some signs were given to individuals after the meeting.

“First things first, Hans is the problem, and I don’t think it has been addressed. Let’s roll back the clock on this project. What can we do with Hans? There is such thing as eminent domain, which could be of greater interest to the community, to seize the property at its lowest assessed value”, said Nancy Pollina, co-owner of Don Apparel with Patty Morris at 1119 Elmwood. “There are so many ideas that have not been explored and we are about to give this parcel away, to a big developer.”

Mobius has not returned any calls by Wikinews regarding the situation.

A freelance journalist writing for Wikinews has obtained a letter, exclusively, addressed to one of the five business owners from Hans Mobius stating:

There is a proposal to develop my property which you are currently renting. Because of opposition to this development, it does not look like it will happen. I will let you know if there any changes.

Despite the letter, there have been no plans or decisions made to end the proposal.

To date, none of the business owners or residents of 1119-1121 Elmwood have received an eviction notice.

Business owners and residents gave an indication of what they would like to see happen at the corner; a project similar to one done locally last year. There, developers renovated two buildings on Auburn and Elmwood Avenues, merging the buildings into one thus allowing for more shop space. Among some of the shops to move in after the development were Cone Five Pottery, The Ruby Slipper, and Abraham’s Jewelers. Prior to the renovation work, the left building in the picture was boarded up for several years. Many of the concerned locals would like to see a similar development on Forest and Elmwood.

Rocco Termini, a developer in Buffalo, proposed a similar design at the February 28 community meeting

In an interview after the February 28 meeting, Termini stated, “I will be willing to take a look at this myself, or I would be more than happy to be partners with Sam, Sam Savarino”, who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Savarino Construction Services Corp.

So far Savarino Construction has no plans to team up with Termini.

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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Gynecologist In Airport Road Bangalore

Submitted by: Anita Prakash

A lot of people now prefer to live in the suburbs of the Bangalore city. One, due to the lower property rates and second, to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busy city. The initial concerns of a family to shift to a new locality are the availability of a good healthcare service, especially for ladies. A gynecologist in airport road Bangalore can be a blessing during the times of emergencies.

A good gynecologist in airport road Bangalore, will be often consulted by the female members of the family be it for small concerns or some chronicle problems. Hence choosing a doctor that is extremely skilled and patient, who can understand the problem in depth and offer a professional and apt solution at the right time is very critical.

Since there has been a very remarkable development in this area, a lot of medical aid facilities have opened up. But one has to be careful while selecting a good gynecologist. Your spouse must check on the following points before settling for a long term association with any doctor.

As a basic golden rule for choosing your gynecologist in airport road Bangalore, make sure that:

The doctor is in vicinity; that you can reach him/her easily without

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spending much time travelling.

Take suggestions from families already living around you for best advice

on the treatment, care and experience of a gynecologist

Importantly, you must look into the gender of your gynecologist, since

you will be sharing your most intimate problems with him/her.

Once you are over with this, check if the hospital is equipped with all other facilities that concern not only your gynecological treatments but also your obstetrics needs. With the growing number of caesarian cases in the country, you must also check if the hospital stresses and has a history of successful natural births.

Another important phase in women s life is entering the menstrual phase and also exiting it(Menopause). Both these phases are fill a women with anxiety and fear. It is the role of a good gynecologist in Bangalore Marathahalli to organize health camps and seminars to address such issues in detail and in depth. Awareness related to such issues and those related to them like reproductive issues, body changes, dietary needs of the body and other precautions and medication can make our society more enlightened.

In the recent times, lot of good gynecologists in airport road Bangalore provide maternity exercise and education programs for expecting mothers to deal with labor pains and post natal situations.

Bangalore Genesis Hospital has been continuously fulfilling its social duties of helping the society maintain a sound health. Not only are their doctors serving the patients with 100% dedication but the staff as well is very empathizing, warm and caring. Its state-of art technology promises you with remarkable results and faster recovery. And what is more relaxing is it does not burn a hole in pocket and is very economical.

One of the most efficient and consistent in this regard has been the Bangalore Genesis hospital. It provides you with the utmost personal care, latest state of art technology to facilitate you with only the best results and least painful experience.

A warm and friendly staff in a very relaxed and peaceful environment would make all the difference to your pain and help you recover faster from the surgeries or delivery discomforts.

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