Jersey child abuse case ‘was not covered up’

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 

Frank Walker, the chief minister of Jersey, a United Kingdom Crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France, denies that there was a cover up after a child’s remains were found.

The allegations of a cover-up stem from statements by Stuart Syvret. Syvret, the former Minister for Health and Social Services for Jersey, said that “It’s a continuum that we see. It’s a culture of cover-up and concealment and tragically the recent evidence is just the latest manifestation of that.”

It has come to light that Edward Paisnel, a notorious pedophile, used to visit the Haut de la Garenne children’s home dressed as Father Christmas. Paisnel in 1971, was given a sentence of 30 years for 13 counts of assault, rape and sodomy.

Syvret says he was dismissed from his ministerial position after highlighting the “torture” of 11 to 16-year-olds in the island’s care homes. He claimed he was “sacked for whistleblowing”.

Police are currently investigating twenty-seven cases of child abuse on the island and recently discovered the body of one child at a care home Haut de la Garenne in St. Martin, and with a potential six sites in the area where more bodies may be located. The home was closed in 1986 and since 2003 it has served as a youth hostel.

Jersey’s deputy police chief, Lenny Harper said “Part of the inquiry will be the fact that a lot of the victims tried to report their assaults but for some reason or another they were not dealt with as they should be.”

Harper added that “no evidence of a cover-up of any Jersey government” has been found. “We are looking at allegations that a number of agencies didn’t deal with things as perhaps they should.”

Syvret has encouraged the government of the United Kingdom to assign independent judges to oversee any cases that result from the investigations.

Builders originally uncovered a body at the care home in 2003 but it was only since an operation investigate child abuse started in 2006 that progress has been made. An ex-minister of the States of Jersey, the parliament of the island, has criticised the handling of the case, stating that abuse cases were mishandled.

Walker told senators that all necessary resources would be use to find the abusers. “None of us imagined that children in Jersey could be abused and mistreated in the way that is being suggested,” the BBC have quoted him as saying. “I express my shock and horror that these things have apparently happened within our island.”

Specialist police from the United Kingdom have been investigating after an enquiry turned up 140 sources verifying the claims of abuse.

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Tamil Nadu Elections: DMK, AIADMK promise freebies

Thursday, March 24, 2011 

Both the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) parties have announce “freebies” as part of their election manifestos in the lead-up to the vote in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Freebies have been a success from the 2006 Tamil Nadu elections when DMK lured voters by announcing free colour televisions to households. That triumph led the major opposition AIADMK to announce similar freebies in their manifesto published Thursday.

DMK has announced free laptops to college students, kitchen appliances and modern networks to rural regions. The AIADMK, publishing their manifesto later, expanded on each of the promises of the DMK, plus offering 4g gold mangalsutra for the poor, monetary help for rural households and fishermen, free rice, and more.

AIADMK manifesto addresses larger issues, such as taking on the near-monopoly of the cable industry television industry, starting new Power generation plants to address power shortages in recent years.

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Oldbury nuclear power station suffers fire

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 

Oldbury nuclear power station in South Gloucestershire, England caught fire today after overheating. No-one was injured in the blaze which is believed to have been an accident and was extuinguished within minutes by an automatic sprinkler system.

The fire took place on the non-nuclear side of the plant, in an electricity transformer, but prompted shutdown of the reactor for the foreseeable future in “accordance with standard procedure,” said Dan Gould, spokesman for the British Nuclear Group. He also stressed that there was no release of radiation. There were also reports of an explosion in the transformer.

The BBC reported that 12 fire trucks attended the scene of the fire, but ITV stated ten crews were involved and quoted a spokesman for Avon Fire and Rescue as saying that ten trucks were sent.

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Palace “Ukraine”

Coordinates: 50°25?20.31?N 30°31?16.7?E? / ?50.4223083°N 30.521306°E? / 50.4223083; 30.521306

National Palace of Arts “Ukraina” (Ukrainian: ???????????? ????? ???????? “???????”) or Palace “Ukraina” is one of the main venues for official events along with Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine. The venue is a state company administered by the State Directory of Affairs.[1]

It was opened in 1970 as the biggest center of culture and arts. The building was designed by a group of architects P. Zhylytskyi, I. Vayner, under the directorship of the project’s author the distinguished architect of Ukrainian SSR Yevhenia Marychenko.[2] All of the architects were awarded Shevchenko National Prize (1971) for its design and construction. The building is trapezoidal, twenty eight meters tall and consists of over 300 rooms.

Although it was finally built on a former market square on Krasnoarmeyskaya street (present vul. Chervonoarmiyska), it was originally suggested to be built in the place of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery.[3]

Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Luciano Pavarotti and Sofia Rotaru are some of the artists that have performed there.[4] The main concert hall has a capacity of 3,714 people.[5]

Director of the building until 2010 was Mykola Mozghovy.[6]

Usually taking place in the Verkhovna Rada building, on 30 November 1999 the venue hosted presidential inauguration of the newly elected president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.[7]

The arena hosted the 11th Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013.[8]

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Talk:Smoke from massive warehouse fire in Buffalo, New York USA can be seen 40 miles away

I was on scene for about 4 hours…I have images I am uploading now. I talked to the police, as it was too dangerous to get close to the firemen, who were also too busy with the fire to even talk to the press yet. I also heard and saw the explosions and spoke to the ‘unnamed woman’ on the scene as well. DragonFire1024 04:07, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Maybe this ‘ll attract voters to the FAC?!–Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:05, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

From the article:

As of 6:40 a.m., the fire was under control, and firefighters were attempting to stop it from spreading, but could get to center of the fire because of severe amounts of debris. Later in the morning, the fire was extinguished.

Should this not be

As of 6:40 a.m., the fire was under control, and firefighters were attempting to stop it from spreading, but could not get to center of the fire because of severe amounts of debris. Later in the morning, the fire was extinguished.

? Sancho 20:01, 16 April 2008 (UTC) Done Also added “the” to “center”. —SVTCobra 23:41, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

This sentence makes no sense:

One woman, who also wished not to be named as she is close to the unnamed owner of the warehouse, the buildings are filled with “classic cars, forklifts, and money” and that the man who owns the building “does not have insurance” coverage on the property.

I’d be making these changes myself, but I can only view the source.Sancho 20:04, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

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Revamping The Real Estate Razzmatazz In Wagholi

Submitted by: Shruthi Naidu

One of the most aspects of Pune is that in addition to providing all employees a close catch of quality residential facilities and catchments in bustling vicinities, you have areas that are well connected to the rest of the lot. One such place is Wagholi, which offers great social infrastructure like schools, retail clusters or chains and hospitals. These are micro-markets, which are the primary tools behind Pune s real estate fairytale. For those who have recently visited this part, you will find a rapid transformation of its varied developments and market standards or specimens.

The main ingredients-a market study

Factors like location, cost appreciation, flexibility, and civic amenities play the determining role in this regard. Wagholi is a great destination for property investment. This does cater to an exclusive cluster of realtors. You also have end users who look for affordable properties with every modern amenity. The place is at a stone s throw distance from the Nagar road highway. The infrastructure in this particular belt is developing extremely fast and the roads and pathways are widening like never before. This is bound to make commuting and connectivity more convenient in the coming years. The area is very near to Viman nagar and Kharadi, which are presently having some of the best developed prominent, high-end projects in the city.


The project bid

Lucrative and fascinating projects play a pivotal role in defining and determining the real estate landscape of an area. You have multi-channel utility projects like the World Trade Centre (WTC), EON IT park and Trump towers. Pun s airport is situated in this area, which also harbors the Inorbit and Phoenix Shopping malls. In addition to top-quality centers, you have other top of the line commercial developments, which generally range between 5-7 kilometers. Considering modern transport and town-planning norms and regulations, these are considered as convenient, standard commuting gaps or distances.

Residential projects

With reference to the residential projects and undertakings in Wagholi, you will find it amazing to know that presently in Pune, this is the only area, which provides real value for money endeavors and real estate projects. Although each project encapsulates state-of-the facilities and amenities like tennis courts, swimming pools, beautiful designs, health clubs and community buildings alongside elevation of residential buildings, you will find that the rates are well within the affordable range of a 1 BHK flat, which is around 20.25 lakhs to start with. The 1.5 BHK ones will start from 35 lakhs and the 2 BHK ones will be 4-45 lakhs. This is the standard scenario in most real estate undertakings in Wagholi. The present per square feet range is Rs 3, 400-Rs, 4000.

Auxiliary features

An additional development, which is significant enough to bolster the real estate drive in Wagholi is the 120 acres of township, which is being developed under the name of Panchsil towers by reputed builders. The minimum rate begins from 3 Crores flats and Rs 10 crores for Villas. The minimum rate per square feet is Rs 6, 500-Rs 7, 500 in this regard.

About the Author: Shruthi Naidu an blogger who focusses on property investment,latest residential projects,price trends,real estate news,etc.For more information on Wagholi projects visit



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Comments:British hacker may face Guantanamo, 60-year sentence

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Hurray for “democracy”…

This hacker did nothing wrong. Consider this:

Also, what justification do they have to send this person to Guantanamo? Is he now a terrorist. If anything, he should begiven some form of award. Anonymous101talk 19:38, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

How can a Hacker get 60 years, and murderer gets 20 years, and a rapist gets 2 years,and so on. It doesn’t make sense. If a hacker doesn’t kill/rape, or otherwise hurt a human or an animal, then he shouldn’t be punished. If I were NASA I would have congratulated the guy for finding holes in the system, and attempted to convince him that all this UFO conspiracy theories are nonsense.

Computers, cell phones, the internet, cars, and even money are toys we humans have invented, so why in the world do we punish people for these?!

Without hackers we would have no internet, no linux, no bsd, no e-mail, etc.

Look up the hacker ethic, and read books like Hackers Heroes of The Computer Revolution, or 2600 Magazine, you will that hackers are not evil people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:29, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Oh, and by the way, it is hackers who care about your privacy, that is why they give you GPG and Tor, and EFF, because they care about privacy. If a corporation would care about your privacy they wouldn’t collect information about you. I know I won’t collect information with my company.

But then again there is a big difference between individual privacy and group privacy, as there is between individual freedom and group freedom. Personally I want to have privacy as individual and to communicate privately with my friends, but when a big entity such as a corporation or church has privacy bad things could happen, remember the dungeons of the Inquisition, even after they supposedly stopped? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:36, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

I agree that the Government should reveal as much information as possible, however Military information is different. Strategic information gives an advantage in any military conflict and is therefore closely guarded; his breaking into that does endanger human lives. What really irritates me is that it’s such a profoundly stupid reason. UFO coverups indeed, even with all the information that exists to show that little green men aren’t collaborating with the US government to probe their citizens; people STILL believe that. I’ve entertained the notion that the belief that the government is collaborating with aliens should be a prosecutable offense simply because it’s so silly. But yes, he endangered human lives by tampering with military systems and I see why the prosecuting lawyers are so very upset. Also, while all those hackers that have been set as examples did PGP and whatnot, NONE of them hacked and tampered with military systems. None. Because it endangers the lives of one’s countrymen if you’re a citizen and it provokes international incidences if you’re not. I think this is an excessive punishment but I find it hard to really work up indignation on this guy’s behalf. – 01:13, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

i can’t believe im reading he hacked into a few computer systems big deal its not like he embezeled large amounts of cash or killed someone so whats all this talk about guantanamo and severe jail time.nonsence they should offer him a job in security!

Hackers have been given a bad name, and it is by governments overreacting and the tabloids exaggerating that had given them such a bad name. Most of the computerised systems we have in the modern world wouldn’t exist without hackers. 12:48, 3 August 2009 (UTC)~

Did the hacker really expect to get away with this? Hacking into secret files puts not only soldier’s lives in danger, but the public’s as well. There is a reason these files are secret! — Poe Joe (Talk) 03:57, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

It was another proof that the country in question is Evil, and;

Must be invaded. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:39, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

I believe that he does not deserve a jail term. He was obviously highly interested in UFOs and believed that the United States were doing a cover up. He used his inititive and intellect to find information out. It is of course, a matter of national security, however, the law against hackers is new and hard to define. Has he actually stolen anything, has he harmed anyone? A possible reason for his high amount of sentencing, as with many hacker cases, is the embarresment caused. The fact that one person can discover the secrets of hundreds of government databases protected by thousands by simply sitting at a computer. Perhaps some justice should be used, however, throwing him in prison is a waste of intelligence. Recently, the U.S. and South Korea came under cyber attack. Would it not be much more beneficial for everyone to simply offer him the alternative of having to help the United States uncover the culprit behind these cyber attacks and help to reinforce the governments security? 12:41, 3 August 2009 (UTC)~

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Belgrade: demonstration against independent Kosovo escalates into riots

Thursday, February 21, 2008 

In Serbia’s capital Belgrade protesters have broken into the United States embassy, and have set fire to an office, which is now extinguished. The break-in followed massive protests against Kosovo’s independence that was declared last Sunday. A couple of hundreds of thousands protested in front of the parliament building in Belgrade when masked attackers broke into the building and tried to throw office-furniture out the windows. Estimations of a number of protesters vary between 150.000 and 2 millions.

Around 18:00, after the relay, a couple hundred rioters went to Kneza Milosa Street where the US embassy is located. At 18:15 they demolished a part of the embassy and burned it. They also attacked the Croatian embassy, which is around 100 meters from the US embassy on the same street. Around 19:00 police came and clashed with the rioters using tear gas. Riots were all over downtown Belgrade. As of 22:00 the situation was under control but there are still some riots in other streets.

The tear gas polluted a couple blocks, about 350 meters up to Vra?ar hill.

The nearby Croatian embassy was also attacked. Rocks were thrown at the Canadian embassy building. This could be due to the fact that Canada has not said yet if it recognises Kosovo. Embassies of Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, United Kingdom and Germany were also attacked.

One person was found dead at the ground floor of US embassy, around 150 people were injured, including 35 policemen. Around 100 rioters were arrested.

Dirk-Jan Visser, a photo-reporter for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad was attacked by rioters. People helped him escape, and he has been taken into hospital with broken bones. He is expected to be kept in hospital until the next day. Ambulances and medical cars were called to the scene to help injured people and protesters, some cars were attacked.

Andrey Fyodorov and Andrey Pavlov, journalists of Russia Today, were also heavily attacked during the riots.

Two McDonald’s restaurants on squares Terazije and Slavija were attacked. The restaurant on Slavija has been heavily damaged. Kiosks, stores and banks were robbed all over the centre of Belgrade. The protesters tried to attack radio/television station B92 but police had the scene under control.

“As long as we live, Kosovo is Serbia,” Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica told the crowd from a stage in front of the old Yugoslav parliament building in Belgrade, “We’re not alone in our fight. President Putin is with us”. A huge banner reading “Kosovo is Serbia” draped the front of the building.

In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack called out to the Serbian government to protect the U.S. Embassy. He said the U.S. ambassador was at his home and was in contact with U.S. officials.

The United States was one of the first countries, with the United Kingdom, France and Germany to recognize Kosovo as an independent state. Serbia however regards Kosovo as a province and is backed up in this by Russia, China and numerous other countries, including some European Union member states. Kosovo is 90% ethnic Albanian, with in the north a minority of ethnic Serbians. Belgrade has, however, not been in control over the Kosovo area since 1999, when United Nations took control.

High representative of the Serbian Radical Party, Aleksandar Vucic, said that “those who provoked Serbian people are equally responsible for destruction as rioters are.” President of Serbia Boris Tadic and President of the National Assembly Oliver Dulic and other ministers called on peace.

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