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HONG KONG: Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was jailed for 20 months today for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to serve time behind bars in a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub's vaunted rule of law. The sentence brings an ignominious end to what had been a long and stellar career for Tsang before and after the 1997 handover to Chinese control, service that saw him knighted by the outgoing British colonial rulers. "Never in my judicial career have I seen a man falling from such a height," said High Court justice Andrew Chan in passing sentence. Tsang, 72, wearing one of his trademark bow ties, was escorted in handcuffs to the court from hospital where he'd been staying since Monday night after experiencing breathing difficulties and chest pains. The devout Catholic appeared stoic, occasionally closing his eyes as the judge spoke.
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Saudi Arabia as a whole isnt ready for tourists either. But its rulers are intent on revolutionizing the economy, and tourism is high on their list.
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By Vivian Nereim and Glen Carey It’s the day before the grand opening of Shaden, a luxury desert camp in Saudi Arabia where air-conditioned tents look out on sandstone cliffs. A princely delegation is on its way. But the place isnt quite ready. Peacocks for the garden of the 10,000-riyals-a-night royal suite havent arrived. The cow brought in to provide fresh milk for the cafe has been mooing all night. “He wont shut up,” laments Ahmed Al Said, the project developer, as he gives orders over the clang of hammers and shovels. Saudi Arabia as a whole isnt ready for tourists either. But its rulers are intent on revolutionizing the economy, and tourism is high on their list. They figure it can create jobs for a youthful population, earn revenue to reduce oil-dependence, and help open the kingdom to the world. Which it might -- if anyone can be persuaded to come.
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S. intervention in Cuba. In so doing, he took the forbidden leap from journalism to war participation. “[He] was persistent in finding ways to achieve it, including organizing a daring and successful rescue mission to free a young, female Cuban political prisoner, Evangelina Cisneros, which he proudly trumpeted on the front page of the Journal ,” Friedman added. “Though the Cuban insurrection against their Spanish rulers was stagnating, Hearst continued to send many of his high-profile writers and illustrators to the Cuba in hopes of capturing a great story. Among Hearst’s employees was the famed illustrator Frederic Remington. In 1897, Remington became very bored by the lack of anything newsworthy in Cuba and cabled to Hearst, “Everything quiet. There is no trouble here. There will be no war. Wish to return.” Responding to Remington’s message, Hearst famously replied, “ Please remain.
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The prehistoric rulers at Chaco Canyon's Pueblo Bonito had their mothers, but not their fathers, to thank for their high positions.
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Hell, even the meek are beginning to rise up, digging down deep for that unquenchable courage. As Plato said in The Republic , “There is in every one of us, even those who seem most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless.” And in a world that is fast beginning to outlaw freedom and self-rule, such desire is needed more than ever before. Outraged Solidarity “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” Marcus Aurelius As it stands, the ranks of the insane is the unhealthy chain of obedience run amok within a corrupt vertical democracy that simply does not work well for healthy human beings. The solution is to escape the ignorance of the majority and join the ranks of the informed minority who are joined in solidarity under a flag of horizontal democracy and freedom, void of rulers and masters.
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Marketed to engineers and carpenters, Incra's rulers have tiny stenciled holes for every fraction to make it impossible to mess up length markings. I got one to make puzzle boxes, but it's now on my office desk as my daily driver and will probably outlive me. The standard 12" model comes in at $25 and I can vouch for it, but there's a knockoff by General Tools that's just $10. I assume it's basically the same thing, but if you look closely on the product photos, the holes are somewhat larger.
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At the time, Rouhani flew to Liberty Island from Venezuela, where he participated in the 17th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, held on September 17-18. Strengthening of ties occurs at a time when US President Donald Trump criticizes both Tehran and Havana. Trump has threatened to make changes to the nuclear deal with Iran and put the Islamic republic officially “on notice” for test-firing a ballistic missile early this month. The 70-year-old also angered Tehran by putting it on the immigration ban list, which includes six other Muslim-majority countries. The U.S. president is also reviewing Washington’s policy toward Cuba, a White House spokesman said on Feb. 3. Earlier this month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed Trump and his administration during a rally, in which some people chanted Death to America. This turnout is a response to false remarks by the new rulers in the White House and the people are telling the world through their presence that the Iranian people must be spoken to with respect, Rouhani said.
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And their former rulers. That tension will become more pronounced in the next few years. India, as everywhere else in this globalised world, if you ask the NGOs, they would not agree with this position.
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He however noted such a move required the Federal Constitution to be amended, which requires two-thirds approval from Parliament, a nod from the Conference of Rulers and approval from the state itself. Lim added that Penang Umno's support for the proposal has lent urgency to the "I Love Penang" campaign in securing the future of Penang as a sovereign state in the country under the Federal Constitution.
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Matt, is there no grid? There is, the rulers don't put anything on it! There is, the rule is don't put anything on it! That is the difference. You speak to advisers, they say we would love to do stuff, we are trying to get stuff on the grid.
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s nearly monthlong medical leave in London is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leadershealth care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government health facilities at home. For decades, Nigerians have paid for their leaders and former rulers to get medical treatment overseas. That courtesy also extends to senior government employees. This is despite taxpayersfunding of the State House Medical Center, said to be Nigeria’s best-equipped facility, which serves the president and vice president, their families and staff. The center’s budget this year of 3.8 billion naira to care for fewer than 1,000 people represents 1 percent of the entire public health budget for the country’s 170 million people. “For years, billions have been budgeted for the State House Medical Center while it has always been evident that every president mostly accessed medical facilities outside the country, going back to the 1980s,” said Oluseun Onigbinde, co-founder of BudgIT, an organization that tries to bring clarity to the West African nation’s opaque budget.
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He noted such a move required the Federal Constitution to be amended, which requires two-thirds approval from Parliament, a nod from the Conference of Rulers and approval from the state itself. "The issue has been blown out of proportion, this is a sincere gesture from the federal authorities for the opportunity to emulate Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan," he added. On development in Penang, Zainal Abidin urged the state government to expedite the applications of federal housing agencies to build housing units. He said federal authorities have planned to build 56,569 affordable housing units in the coming years but needed state approval. "We only need their approval as we have already identified the lands, costs and other aspects to be carried out," he said.