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25 апреля, 08:18

Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle

Australia’s foreign minister and New Zealand’s justice minister have joined hundreds of people on the site of the battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli to remember those who were killed on the 102nd anniversary of the start of the ill-fated campaign.

25 апреля, 07:27

Результат выборов во Франции замедлил рост золота

Цены на золото продемонстрировали максимальный спад более чем за семь недель. Инвесторы возвращаются в рисковые активы на ожиданиях, что Эммануэль Макрон станет следующим президентом Франции...

25 апреля, 06:54

Thousands stage ANZAC Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand attended dawn services and military parades on Tuesday to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings during World War One and the infamous Thai-Burma death railway of World War Two.

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25 апреля, 03:41

Spy agencies from 'Five eyes' gather in New Zealand: PM, sources

WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English was flying to the mountainous resort city of Queenstown on Tuesday to meet intelligence officials from the "Five Eyes" network, which includes the U.S. FBI, CIA and National Security Agency.

25 апреля, 02:54

Score One for United Airlines, by David Henderson

With all the negative publicity United Airlines has had lately, I want to share a positive. Yesterday morning, I was flying from Washington Dulles to LAX, with a short time for my connecting flight from LAX to Monterey. We boarded late because one of the runways at LAX was closed for construction and the LAX air traffic controllers were rationing landings. Our pilot explained that to us when we boarded and told us that even though we were not allowed to take off until about 9:50 a.m. (the flight was scheduled to leave the gate at 8:30 a.m.) he was going to go out and hope for a slightly earlier takeoff. We got near the runway and then he announced that we would wait 15 to 20 minutes, the seatbelt light would be turned off, and the flight deck was open for those who wanted to come up. There were about 30 New Zealand boys on the flight from some sports team and I thought there would be a rush to the cockpit. There wasn't. I'm convinced that almost no one listens to announcements any more because so much of it is boilerplate. Somehow I've trained my ear to not listen to boilerplate but to hear the new stuff. I quickly unbuckled my seat belt and headed to the front. I was the first one there. I talked to the pilot and second officer, who were both friendly, and took some pictures. The pilot invited me to sit in his seat and wear his hat. Thus the picture above. I wanted to make room for other people in line--as it turned out, there was only one--and so after a minute or two, I headed back. I saw almost everyone in first class as I walked back to coach grinning at me and I assumed that they were just enjoying my enjoyment of the opportunity. Wrong. The pilot came on the PA system and announced that his hat was missing. Sheepishly, I walked back and returned it. I'm so used to wearing a Golden State Warriors hat, especially during the playoffs, that I had only minutes earlier taken it off and put it in my backpack. So the hat on my head didn't feel unusual. We landed at LAX at about 11:45 and I got on my phone and found out that my Monterey gate for my flight leaving at 12:20 was 88, and that the gate we were landing at was 70A. That meant a long walk, but I know the airport well and knew I could do it. The problem: another United flight was at our gate. So we didn't get to the gate until about 12:07 p.m. So when I saw this coming, I asked the flight attendant if she could announce that some people have tight connections so if you don't, please stay seated for a few minutes. She said she would and she did. But notice what I said above: few people listen. So, sure enough, as soon as the seat belt light went off, almost everyone in front of me stood, many in the aisle. I politely explained to those ahead of me that my flight was leaving in 10 minutes (it was now about 12:10) and asked if I could get ahead. One guy got defensive but, because I didn't get angry back, cooperated. I got off the flight at 12:12 p.m. and ran through the airport. The gate agent at 88 was waiting for me and I got on at 12:20 p.m. The big burly guy sitting next to me hogged the arm rest but I didn't care. I would be home by 2 p.m. and have the afternoon with my wife. When we got off the plane, I thanked the flight attendant and pilot for waiting. HT to my friend Eric Garris for using photoshop to lighten the picture. (1 COMMENTS)

24 апреля, 19:01

Israeli court indicts teen over bomb threats

AN Israeli-American teenager was indicted in Israel yesterday on allegations he made thousands of hoax bomb calls, some targeting US Jewish community centers, and earned US$240,000 by offering to phone

24 апреля, 19:01

NZ may ban devices on flights from Middle East

NEW Zealand is considering restrictions on laptops and other electronic devices on flights from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, the country’s prime minister said yesterday. The new

24 апреля, 16:31

Under Armour (UAA) to Post Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

Under Armour, Inc. (UAA), the developer, marketer and distributor of apparel, footwear, and accessories, is slated to report first-quarter 2017 results on Apr 27.

24 апреля, 16:30

Zacks.com featured highlights: Constellation Brands, Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Sturm, Ruger, Ellington Financial and Monmouth Real Estate Investment

Zacks.com featured highlights: Constellation Brands, Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Sturm, Ruger, Ellington Financial and Monmouth Real Estate Investment

24 апреля, 16:18

Can Amphenol (APH) Continue its Earnings Momentum in Q1?

Amphenol Corporation (APH) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2017 results before the opening bell on Apr 26.

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24 апреля, 11:03

Fonterra aims at consumers of premium dairy products

DAIRY raw material provider Fonterra is looking to boost its consumer business in by focusing more on the higher margin branded consumer dairy products. Christina Zhu, president of Fonterra China, said

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24 апреля, 10:55

Australia and China in pact against cyber theft

Deal reached as ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence network meets in New Zealand

24 апреля, 10:40

New Zealand: US doctor must pay reparations for deadly crash

A Wisconsin heart surgeon who was vacationing in New Zealand when he caused a highway accident that killed two people and injured four others was ordered Monday to make reparation payments but avoided jail time.

24 апреля, 09:17

Золото дешевеет на новостях из Европы

Цены на золото продемонстрировали максимальный спад более чем за семь недель. Инвесторы возвращаются в рисковые активы на ожиданиях, что центристский кандидат Эммануэль Макрон, победивший в первом туре выборов, станет следующим президентом Франции.

24 апреля, 09:17

Золото дешевеет на новостях из Европы

Цены на золото продемонстрировали максимальный спад более чем за семь недель. Инвесторы возвращаются в рисковые активы на ожиданиях, что центристский кандидат Эммануэль Макрон, победивший в первом туре выборов, станет следующим президентом Франции.

24 апреля, 05:55

Paul Craig Roberts Asks "If This Is Freedom And Democracy, What Is Tyranny?"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, “Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem… people are obedient, all these herdlike people.” — Howard Zinn If truth be known, Americans are no more free than were Germans under Gestapo Germany. “Freedom and Democracy America” is the greatest lie in the world. Countries sink into tyranny easily. Those born today don’t know the freedom of the past and are unaware of what has been taken away. Some American blacks might think that finally after a long civil rights struggle they have gained freedom. But the civil rights that they gained have been taken away from all of us by the “war on terror.” Today black Americans are gratuitously shot down in the streets by police in ways that are worse than in Jim Crow days. American women might think that finally they have gained equality, and they have—the equality to be abused by police just like men. As John Whitehead reports, women are forced by police to strip naked, often in public, and have their viginas explored as part of a “drug search.” When I was a young man, society would not have tolerated any such intrusion on a woman. The officer and police chief would have been fired and if not prosecuted for rape, would have been beat into bloody pulps by the enraged men. Tryanny was brought to Americans intentionally by their government. Perhaps it began in 1992 with the unaccountable use of police power against an American family at Ruby Ridge. Randy Weaver’s 12 or 13 year old son was shot in the back and murdered by federal marshalls. Then his wife was murdered with a shot through her throat while she stood at the door of her home holding a baby in her arms. There was no justification for this gratuitous violence against a peaceful American family, and the federal marshalls who murdered were not held accountable. The Congress, “the people’s representatives” held a hearing, and those responsible for murdering a family told the representatives that they had “to trust the police”. A year later, 1993, the Clinton regime murdered, using poison gas as well as gun fire, more than 100 members of the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas. Women and children comprised most of the victims of “freedom and democracy America.” The Branch Davidians had done nothing except be different. They were a threat to no one. But the Clinton criminal government knew that it could portray the Branch Davidians, as they were different, in unfavorable lights. They were said to be in possession of, and perhaps manufacturing, illegal machine guns. They were said to be having sex with underage girls in their collective. When the Branch Davidian compound was attacked by a tank spewing chemical warfare and then burnt to the ground, insouciant Americans were told that justice had been done to child abusers. No one objected that the same “justice” had also been done to the allegedly abused children. Again the “representatives of the people” held a hearing. The result was that the Clinton criminal regime and Janet Reno got approval for dealing effectively with those who violate gun laws. Ruby Ridge and Waco established the precedents that the US government could murder large numbers of Americans, and at Waco some foreigners, without consequence. The “representatives of the people” accepted the executive branch’s lies in order to avoid having to hold the executive branch accountable for what were clearly without any doubt capital crimes against American citizens for which the federal perpetrators of these crimes should have been tried and executed. These two instances established the precedent that the US government could murder US citizens at will. The next step was to take away the constitutional and legal protections of citizens that are in the Bill of Rights, the amendments to the US Constitution, and are, or were, institutionalized in legal practices. The false flag attack of September 11, 2001, was the instrument for deep-sixing the bill of rights. The George W. Bush regime made us “safe” by taking away our civil liberties. Habeas corpus, the foundation of liberty, was destroyed by the executive branch’s assertion that the President on his sole authority, the US Constitution notwithstanding, can detain US citizens indefinitely without evidence, without going before a court, without any accountability to law whatsoever. The Obama regime not only endorsed this murder of the US Constitution, “American’s First Black President” even went further. Obama declared that he had the power to sit in his office and write down names of US citizens whom he could murder at his will without acountability. Congress did not object. The Supreme Court did not object. The American media did not object. The law schools and bar associations did not object. The Republican Party did not object. The Democratic Party did not object. The American people did not object. Washington’s allies in Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada did not object. The Christian churches did not object. I objected, and a few others like me, such as John Whitehead. 9/11 clearly, without any doubt, destroyed American liberty. Even if you are so brainwashed as to believe an obviously false story of the event, even if you believe that a few Saudi Arabians without government or intelligence service support outwitted all 16 US intelligence agencies, the National Security Council, all intelligence agencies of Washington’s vassals abroad, outwitted Israel’s Mossad, US Air Traffic Control, caused US Airport Security to fail four times in one hour on the same day, and prevented for the first time in history the US Air Force from sending fighters to intercept off course airliners, the fact remains the same: the US government used 9/11 to destroy the constitutional protections of US liberty. The raw, ugly, but true fact that “our” government has destroyed American liberty is the reason that everyone of us is subject to experiencing the abuses that John Whitehead describes below. Who will be next? You? Me? Your Wife? Your Son? Your daughter? Your aged and infirm parents? When it happens, it was the American people who permitted it.

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23 апреля, 18:45

Briton killed in New Zealand paraglider accident

Ben Letham, originally from Scotland, came down in grounds of a primary school in South Island town of QueenstownA British expat has died in a paraglider accident in New Zealand.Ben Letham, 26, was on a solo flight when he came down in the grounds of Queenstown primary school after taking off from the South Island town’s Skyline gondola. Continue reading...

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23 апреля, 12:23

FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference

FBI Director James Comey arrived in New Zealand on Sunday ahead of a conference, although officials were being cagey about the exact nature of his visit.

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23 апреля, 11:07

New Zealand teams dominate Super Rugby as Crusaders stay unbeaten

The Canterbury Crusaders remained unbeaten as New Zealand teams dominated Super Rugby this weekend ahead of June's British and Irish Lions tour. The seven-time champions smashed leading South…

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23 апреля, 11:00

Saracens and Munster serve up feisty tie to keep Warren Gatland on edge

Any notion that Lions tourists would exercise restraint were dispelled in Dublin as Saracens won a raucous encounter with quality at a premiumTop-level rugby can shatter dreams as quickly as they materialise. One minute your lifelong ambition of British and Irish Lions selection comes true, the next you are wondering if you will survive the next 80 minutes let alone an entire tour to New Zealand.Wrapping yourself in cotton wool ahead of a major event is possible in certain sports; for Lions-in-waiting there is no such luxury. Continue reading...

31 января 2015, 08:17

Новая Зеландия: Блинные скалы

 Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. The community lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist destination at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Together with the 'pancake'-layering of the limestone (created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments), these form the main attraction of the area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punakaiki Paparoa National Park is on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It was established in 1987 and encompasses 306 km².[1] The park ranges from on or near the coastline to the peak of the Paparoa Ranges. A separate section of the park lies to the north and is centered at Ananui Creek. The park protects a limestone karst area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paparoa_National_Park zyalt: Блинные скалы, Новая Зеландия Одно из самых удивительных мест в Новой Зеландии - Блинные скалы (Pancake Rocks). Находятся на западном побережье в нацпарке Папароа. Название свое они получили из-за необычной формы. Скалы напоминают стопки сложенных блинчиков. Образовались они 30 миллионов лет назад в результате эрозии известняковых пород. Их слоистость объясняется тем, что породы, из которых сложены “блинные стопки”, имеют различную плотность. Со временем вода и ветер вытесали на поднявшихся из морских глубин скалах затейливую резьбу. Вид на скалы с моей летающей камеры ). Собственно, блинная часть справа находится.