Alleged Leakage Of Confessional Statement Of Delhi Riots Accused- Zee News And OP India Violated The Programme Code: Petitioner Tells Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesAlleged Leakage Of Confessional Statement Of Delhi Riots Accused- Zee News And OP India Violated The Programme Code: Petitioner Tells Delhi HC Sparsh Upadhyay30 Nov 2020 1:08 AMShare This – x”The vigilance inquiries in regard to the documents/confessional statement being leaked from the case diaries has been concluded.”, SPP submitted before the Court.On Thursday (26th November), the counsel (Advocate Siddharth Aggarwal) appearing for the 24-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, Asif Iqbal Tanha stated before the Delhi High Court that Zee News & OpIndia violated Programme Code by making public the alleged confessional statement of Tanha. The Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru was hearing the plea of the petitioner…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn Thursday (26th November), the counsel (Advocate Siddharth Aggarwal) appearing for the 24-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, Asif Iqbal Tanha stated before the Delhi High Court that Zee News & OpIndia violated Programme Code by making public the alleged confessional statement of Tanha. The Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru was hearing the plea of the petitioner (Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha) who is aggrieved by the various news reports appearing in electronic media reporting that the petitioner has confessed to organizing and inciting communal riots that that occurred in North-East Delhi. Importantly, Tanha’s counsel also submitted before the Court that apart from examining the question as to the steps taken by the respondents regarding the leak of the documents in question, “it is also apparent that a cognizable offence has been committed and therefore, it is also necessary that appropriate criminal proceedings be instituted.” This was in response to the submissions made by SPP Amit Mahajan, the counsel appearing for respondent no.1 (DCP Special Cell, New Delhi) and 2, who stated before the Court that “the vigilance inquiries in regard to the documents/confessional statement being leaked from the case diaries has been concluded.”Further, he sought time to file a status report in this regard. The Court granted directed that the same be done within a period of one week from today (26th November). The Court also directed, “The status report shall also indicate as to further steps proposed to be taken by the respondent nos. 2 and 3 (Zee News).” Case against Asif Iqbal Tanha It may be noted that in May 2020, the 24-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, Asif Iqbal Tanha was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the violence in North East Delhi in February 2020 [under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act]. “He is a close associate of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Meeran Haider and Safoora [Zargar] who had been the key members of anti-CAA protests and subsequent riots in the national capital,” an official had said. Grievance of the Petitioner (Asif Iqbal Tanha) A petition has been moved by Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha (Petitioner in the Case) seeking a direction for media houses and social-media to take down sensitive information (allegedly leaked by police to media channels) connected to the investigation in his case. It was also argued before the HC that the leak was aimed to vilify and prejudice his right to a fair trial. Significantly, on Monday (24th August), Asif Iqbal Tanha’s (Petitioner) represented by lawyers Siddharth Aggarwal, Sowjhanya Shankaran, Abhinav Sekhri, Siddharth Satija and Nikita Khaitan submitted before the Bench of Justice Bakhru that the petition had been filed “against publication and broadcast by various news outlets of highly sensitive/confidential information in connection with the on-going criminal investigations, where the news outlets have made various statements based on purported disclosure statements were given by the petitioner”, and the “sole aim of such disclosures appears to be to vilify and severely prejudice the fair trial rights” of the petitioner. The petitioner, in his petition, has specifically prayed that directions be issued to respondent nos. 3 (Zee News), 4 (OpIndia), 5 and 6 and various other media agencies to take down the sensitive/confidential information leaked to them by the officials of respondent no.2. The petitioner has further prayed in the Petition that inquiry be conducted into misconduct of the officials of respondent no.2 who are responsible for leaking the information to respondent nos. 3 and 6 and other media agencies. The petitioner has also submitted before the Court that he was coerced by the police officials to sign certain papers and make statements while in their effective custody. The petitioner further contended that the alleged disclosure statements, which are the subject matter of reports were not given voluntarily, and thus, are inadmissible as evidence. Devangana Kalita’s Case Notably, Tanha’s lawyers submitted before the Court that in a recent order passed by Justice Bakhru, the Delhi Police was restrained from issuing any communication related to Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita (arrested in a riots case), until the charges, if any, are framed and the trial commences. In this connection, Tanha’s Lawyers had argued that “these illegal acts of the respondent investigating agency are nothing but a mischievous attempt to circumvent the clear and unequivocal directions of a single-judge bench of this court”. It may be noted that in July 2020, the Delhi High Court had restrained Delhi Police from issuing any further statement against Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita till the framing of the charges and the commencement of trial against her. While retraining the Delhi Police for making such statements against Kalita at this stage, the Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru had highlighted that cases of riots are undoubtedly sensitive in nature. The order had come in a criminal writ moved by Pinjra Tod member, Devangana Kalita seeking mandamus to be issued to the Delhi Police to not leak any allegations pertaining to the petitioner to the media pending investigation, and thereafter during trial. Court’s Earlier Orders The Delhi High Court had, on Thursday (15th October) directed ‘Zee News’ to file an affidavit clearly disclosing the source from where the alleged confessional statement of the petitioner (Asif Iqbal Tanha) was received. The Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru gave this direction after respondent no.1 (DCP Special Cell, New Delhi) informed the Court that none of the police personnel involved in the investigation leaked out any details of the investigation. Further, the Delhi High Court had on Thursday (19th November) given one more opportunity to Zee News to disclose the source from which the allotted confessional statement of a Delhi riots accused is retrieved. While granting the opportunity, the Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru denied the request for submitting in a sealed cover the name of the journalist who retrieved the said confessional statement.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


A course that keeps teaching

first_imgData Wise, a new HarvardX course, is transforming classroom dynamics and building “collaborative inquiry” between teachers — both in and beyond the Boston Public Schools (BPS).With more than 14,000 already enrolled in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), it was a group from Boston who gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal this past winter and found that they could put what they learned to immediate use.“The Data Wise protocol allows us to focus in on a line of inquiry,” said Himilcon Inciarte, a fourth-grade teacher at the Umana Academy in Boston, one of 34 educators who participated in the January course. “The most immediate outcome for our students is that the teachers now have a very clear focus in their work, and also how we’re grading the work.”That focus, Inciarte said, “helps us target what we’re looking for in our students’ work, and therefore any feedback we provide them is geared toward that specific aspect. The big takeaway for me was that we had to find time as a team to look at student work, and to decide next steps about instruction together.”Moving forward, many school teams say they will use what they learned from the course and continue to meet on a regular basis to look at data through a different lens — how teachers can change teaching practice to improve student outcomes.For Kathryn Boudett, director of the Data Wise Project and lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the course is a way to support teachers locally and worldwide. The free, self-paced online course, available for anyone to take at any time, is part of a portfolio of Data Wise course offerings that lead to a Data Wise Coach Certification. Three BPS data inquiry facilitators have already earned this credential, and three more will complete their coach training this summer.HGSE’s Kathryn Boudett (left), director of the Data Wise Project, and May Harper of the Blackstone Innovation School attended a gathering at the Ed Portal earlier this year. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“The learning really goes both ways,” said Boudett. “Data Wise has always been about listening to the people who work in schools and districts and helping them tell the story of what works for kids.”Several BPS educators serve on the faculty of the Data Wise Leadership Institute, which takes place on Harvard’s campus each June, and the Harvard Ed Portal course in January was co-taught with BPS inclusion and data inquiry specialists.The Data Wise model emerged when faculty and graduate students at GSE collaborated with educators from BPS on how educators could make productive use of the mountains of test data that became available as a result of 2002’s No Child Left Behind legislation.“It’s not about trying to get a better test scores; it’s about fundamentally making sure that students understand the standards they need to master in order to make it in this world,” said Boudett. “We learned that this requires helping teachers look at lots of different data sources and then decide collaboratively about how to change what they do in their classrooms.”“It’s been very easy to slide some of the Data Wise material right into existing structures in my school,” said Stephen Shapinsky, a math teacher at Allston’s Gardner Pilot Academy who participated in the January Data Wise course.“Schools are inundated with testing systems and people suggesting ways to use that data. Data Wise offers a good way to put those test results in context. It’s just good work; a lot of bright people put in the hours to collect the data. Rather than our trying to build our own procedures at a school level, [the Data Wise model] is built for us already.”Boudett views the HarvardX course as a cooperative conversation with teachers. She and her team regularly review the discussion forums, course assessments, and feedback from the thousands of participants who have taken the online course since it first became available more than a year ago. But the January course with Boston provided a unique opportunity.“Being able to work live with Boston educators at the Harvard Ed Portal as they took the MOOC gave us an amazing window into how people really interact with the course content,” said Boudett, who incorporated that learning into version 2.0 of the course, which was just released this spring.“To adjust instruction based on feedback from us, [the Data Wise students], models what it means to collect data, analyze it, and adjust what needs to be changed,” Inciarte said. “It’s a very important piece of the Data Wise protocol: figuring out what needs to be done and then addressing that need. I really respect that.”last_img read more


Governor to Address Rising Fuel and Food Costs

first_imgWHAT:           Gov. to Announce NewProgram to Assist with Food and Fuel CostsRandolph, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglastomorrow will announce a comprehensive new program to help Vermonters address increasinghome heating, gasoline and food costs. The Governor will be joined by members of a cabinet-level inter-agencytask force charged with working with public, non-profit and private partners toimplement his plan. WHEN:           Thursday, June 12,2008 – 2:00 p.m. ### Governorto Announce Comprehensive Program to Help Vermonters Address Rising Fuel andFood Costs Jason GibbsGovernor’sCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ www.vermont.gov/governor(link is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345 WHERE:        VermontTechnical College,Administration Building,Randolph·        From I-89, Exit 4 ramp, turn onto Rt. 66 headinguphill·        Proceed 3/4 mile to intersection at top of hill (cars travelingup the hill have right of way at the intersection)·        Drive straight through the intersection to accesscampus from main entrancelast_img read more


Argentine Navy Keeps Up Search for ARA San Juan Submarine

first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo December 12, 2017 After three weeks of intensive efforts, the Argentine Navy continues to comb the area where the submarine ARA San Juan lost contact with its base on November 15th, with 44 people on board. Most of the 18 nations that participated in the search and rescue left the area of operations. Chile, the United States, and the United Kingdom continue to support the search for the vessel. Ships already swept the 40-kilometer radius area—where an explosion was detected on November 15th—twice. The task, however, is daunting. “It’s like finding a six-centimeter cigarette on a 100-by-40-meter soccer field,” Captain Enrique Balbi, spokesperson for the Argentine Navy, said at a press conference on December 8th. “And on top of that, the [cigarette] is green,” the captain said, alluding to the black hull of the submarine to prevent underwater detection. Capt. Balbi confirmed that the search would continue “until all available resources are exhausted,” explaining that no limit was set for partner nation support. “As of yet, no end date has been set for international assistance,” he reported. “What happens is that various ships, such as the Protector [from the United Kingdom], the Atlantis [from the United States], and the dispatch boat Puerto Argentino, leave the area of operations to resupply, and then rejoin the search effort. This international effort also includes the Chilean oceanographic research ship Cabo de Hornos. “The Brazilian Navy reports that the Argentine Navy discharged the three Brazilian ships that participated in the search for the submarine ARA San Juan,” the Brazilian Navy’s Naval Operations Command told Diálogo. “The icebreaker and oceanographic research ship Almirante Maximiano and the frigate Rademaker ended their participation on November 27th, and the submarine rescue ship Felinto Perry on December 2nd.” Search area to be widened The objective now is to expand the search area while objects detected on the sea bottom are inspected. “For now, there are plans to expand the circular area with the greatest likelihood of finding something to the north, which is where the submarine would have gone on its direct course to Mar del Plata,” Capt. Balbi explained at the press conference. “This afternoon [Friday, December 8th], the U.S. Navy research vessel Atlantis, which set sail yesterday from Comodoro Rivadavia with its ROV [remotely operated vehicle], rejoined the search,” Capt. Balbi said. “The Atlantis and the [Argentine Navy dispatch boat] Islas Malvinas [will operate] with their respective ROVs to inspect three different objects simultaneously.” The dispatch boat Puerto Argentino joined the search on December 9th, using its U.S.-made side-scanning sonar, while the British HMS Protector also arrived in the area of operations. “Although [the Protector] lacks underwater viewing equipment, it has sensors to sweep the area,” Capt. Balbi added. In recent days, search and rescue units detected two objects that were inspected and ruled out as small fishing vessels. Now, international teams examine objects detected at greater depths. For instance, the dispatch boat Islas Malvinas attempts to visualize an object at a depth of 830 meters, and the Atlantis will inspect an object at 770 meters. “Fortunately, weather conditions are favorable,” Capt. Balbi said. End of rescue stage On November 30th, despite the use of the most advanced search technology, Argentine authorities announced that hope to find the crew of the ARA San Juan alive were lost. “The Ministry of Defense and the Argentine Navy, as the enforcement authorities of the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, report that today, Thursday, November 30th, at 16:20 hours, the SAR [search and rescue] case for the submarine ARA San Juan ended and shifted to the search phase,” the press release read. The large-scale operation included 28 ships, nine aircraft, and 4,000 personnel from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, the United States, and 13 other nations. “Despite the scope of the efforts, locating the submarine was not possible,” Capt. Balbi said at the press conference. “The operation extended to more than twice the number of days estimated to rescue the crew.” In all, 18 nations swept over 557,000 square nautical miles with visual search and 1,049,479 square nautical miles (almost equal to the size of Argentina) with radar search. The initial efforts were done in a 482,000-square-kilometer area (nearly the size of Spain), later focused on the 40-kilometer radius where the explosion was detected. Despite all efforts carried out to depths of 300 meters, rescuers have not come into contact with the submarine or its life rafts.last_img read more


The way to your customers’ hearts is through financial literacy

first_img continue reading » by: Mark HeinMore and more, financial institutions are beginning to accept and embrace their role as financial educators. You are no longer simply the provider of checking accounts, credit cards, and auto and home loans; your customers are looking to you to answer their most pressing financial questions.We talk a lot about the importance of institutions finding a way to break past the competition by moving beyond low rates and offering their members real value. Quite frankly, as far as your borrowers are concerned, a rate is a rate is a rate. If all you are offering is a low rate auto loan, they will jump ship the moment they get an offer from the dealer down the street for a percentage point less.Financial literacy is an area where you can add enormous value to your customers’ financial lives. Your customers may not know how much money they should be saving for a comfortable retirement, or the difference between a term and whole life insurance policy and which one is right for them. Maybe they’re in the market to buy their first home, but aren’t aware of the ins and outs of the homebuying process. Tack on the complexities of the various loan programs available, and you’ll really cause a headspin. According to the 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey, 73% of adults said that they could benefit from advice and answers to everyday financial questions from a professional. Clearly, there is a need for financial education; by providing your customers with financial education, they will turn to you as their trusted source of valuable information.Furthermore, when your customers are well-versed in everything financial, it helps your bottom line. How, you ask? Those who are financially educated maintain more robust account balances and higher credit scores, and understanding the importance of valuable insurance products may lead to them making the investment. So, how can you develop the kind of robust financial literacy program that your valued customers want and need? Keep reading to find out how! 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


CBS: Arrivals and overnight stays in 2017

first_imgIn 2017, 17,4 million tourists came and spent 86,2 million nights in tourist accommodation facilities in Croatia. In 2017, compared to 2016, there were 13% more arrivals and 11% more tourist nights, according to the final data of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) for 2017.In the structure of total realized tourist arrivals, 89% are foreign tourist arrivals and 11% are domestic tourist arrivals. In 2017, compared to 2016, there were 5% more domestic tourists and 14% more foreign tourists. In the structure of total overnight stays, 93% were realized by foreign tourists and 7% by domestic ones. In 2017, compared to 2016, domestic tourists realized 3% more overnight stays, and foreign tourists 11% more. Tourists in the age group of 25 to 34 realized the most overnight stays, 779 thousand.German tourists realized the most overnight stays Tourists from Germany realized the most overnight stays in 2017, 19,5 million, which is 24% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists. They averaged 8 nights per arrival. They spent the most nights in the County of Istria, where they spent 8,6 million nights.This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Slovenia and Austria (9% each), Poland (8%), the Czech Republic and Italy (6% each), the United Kingdom (5%), the Netherlands, Hungary and Slovakia (4% each), which is a total of 79%. Tourists from other countries realized 21% of tourist nights.Source: CBSTourists mostly spent the night in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short holidayIn group 55.2 Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, the highest number of overnight stays was realized, 42 million (which is 49% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (21%), Poland (11%), the Czech Republic (8%), Slovenia and Croatia (7% each), Italy (6%), Austria and Slovakia (5% each). In this group, in 2017, compared to 2016, there were 19% more arrivals and 15% more tourist nights.In group 55.1 Hotels and similar accommodation, 25 million overnight stays were realized (which is 28% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (16%), Austria (12%), Croatia (10%), the United Kingdom (8%), Slovenia and Italy (5% each) and the Czech Republic (4%). In this group, in 2017, as compared to 2016, tourist arrivals increased by 9% and tourist nights by 6%.In group 55.3 Camps and camping sites, 19 million overnight stays were realized (which is 22% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (35%), Slovenia (15%), the Netherlands and Austria (10% each), Italy (7%) and the Czech Republic (4%). In this group, in 2017, compared to 2016, tourist arrivals and overnight stays increased by 9%.Istria County is the first in terms of the number of overnight stays The highest number of tourist nights in 2017 was realized by the County of Istria, 25 million overnight stays, which is 29% of the total number of overnight stays. Tourists spent an average of 6 nights on arrival.This is followed by overnight stays in Split-Dalmatia County (19%), Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (17%), Zadar County (11%), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (9%) and Šibenik-Knin County (6%), which is a total of 91 %. In all the above-mentioned counties, there has been an increase in both tourist arrivals and overnight stays.Source: CBS Dubrovnik – the city with the most overnight staysDubrovnik had the highest number of tourist nights in 2017, 3,9 million nights. In the structure of total overnight stays, 4% of overnight stays were realized by domestic tourists and 96% by foreign tourists. Tourists from the United Kingdom realized the most overnight stays, 861 thousand.Domestic tourists spent most nights in the City of Zagreb, and foreign tourists in DubrovnikDomestic tourists spent the most nights in the City of Zagreb, Crikvenica, Mali Lošinj, Vodice, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, Opatija and Biograd na Moru, which is 26% of the total number of nights spent by domestic tourists.Foreign tourists spent the most nights in Dubrovnik, Rovinj – Rovigno, Poreč – Parenzo, Medulin, Umag – Umag, Split, the City of Zagreb and in Pula, which is 26% of the total number of nights spent by foreign tourists.Source: CBSTourists under the age of 14 spent the most nights In 2017, most overnight stays were realized by tourists in the age group up to 14 years, 16 million overnight stays, which is 19% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 35 to 44 years with 15 million overnight stays, which is 18% of the total overnight stays.Most rooms and permanent beds available in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaksIn 2017, there were 402 rooms, apartments and camping places available to tourists with a total of 927 permanent beds. The structure of permanent beds according to the NKD 1. groups, division 065, was as follows: 554% in the group Resorts and similar short-stay facilities, 2007% in the group Camps and camping sites, 55% in the group Hotels and similar accommodation and 59,7% in the group Other accommodation.Source: CBSRELATED NEWS:RESEARCH RESULTS PUBLISHED “TOURIST ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017”last_img read more


Care home sector returns top 18%

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2015) – Avenge, Curlin’s Fox and Long Hot Summer head a competitive field of nine in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes for three year old fillies going a mile on the turf.Trained by Richard Mandella, Avenge will attempt to make it four in-a-row Saturday as she stretches out for the first time in her six race career. The War Front filly out of Lerici has won three consecutive downhill turf races, her most recent win in the Ultrafleet Stakes on May 1 which was her first stakes victory.Owned by Ramona Bass, Avenge is 6-3-0-1 overall with earnings of $126,580 and will retain the services of Flavien Prat, who is currently riding at a 23% win percentage when paired with Richard Mandella including seven wins and 11 seconds during this Spring Meeting.A distant fourth in her only attempt at natural dirt in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks April 5, Curlin’s Fox returned to turf in her most recent outing winning a 6 ½ furlong allowance hillside turf race on May 25. After breaking her maiden on Feb. 1 in a 6 ½ furlong downhill turf maiden special weight in which she was favored, Curlin’s Fox went on to be second in the one mile turf China Doll Stakes before attempting the Santa Anita Oaks.The three year old Curlin filly is Trained by Carla Gaines and owned by Warren Williamson. Curlin’s Fox is 4-2-1-0 overall with earnings of $107,880.Long Hot Summer, three for five overall with her only out of the money finish coming on natural dirt in the six furlong Evening Jewel Stakes April 4, will try the Senorita distance for the first time Saturday. Trained by Phil D’Amato and owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, the Street Boss filly out of Hotlantic comes off a win in an 6 ½ furlong allowance race down the hill June 12.With all horses assigned 118 pounds, here is the field for Saturday’s Grade III Senorita Stakes, to be run as the sixth race on a 10-race card Saturday, with jockeys in post position order: Rattataptap, Tyler Baze; Long Hot Summer, Joe Talamo; Lutine Belle, Rafael Bejarano; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith; Mio Me, Martin Pedroza; Screaming Skylar, Victor Espinoza; Miss Double d’Oro, Martin Garcia; Avenge, Flavien Prat; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez.last_img read more


South African scholars to study in China

first_img25 August 2015China beckons to 53 scholarship recipients, who have landed an opportunity to study in the eastern nation. They were excited about the chance, they said at a pre-departure orientation yesterday at Unisa (University of South Africa) in Pretoria.The Department of Higher Education and Training receives scholarships from various foreign governments that are targeted at South African youth to advance the skills development agenda.Time of possibilityKgaugelo Mpyana said he was looking forward to his degree in architecture at the Beijing University of Technology.“This is a great opportunity for me because China is the generation of great innovation,” he said. “I will get an opportunity to learn from the best at no cost at all.”Ofentse Tyawo was thrilled that her dreams to study in China were finally being realised. She will be studying an undergraduate in biological sciences at East China University.Both students will also do a year-long Mandarin course, as well as learn more about Chinese culture.Mutual respect“This is an opportunity of a lifetime; grab it with both hands,” advised Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana. “We are proud that you have been selected and that you have shown bravery because it’s not an easy decision to make to go study abroad.”He encouraged students to represent South Africa well in China. “Respect the cultural norms and values of China; make sure that you adjust to them.”Li Song, China’s deputy ambassador to South Africa, congratulated the scholarship recipients and thanked them for choosing to study in his country. “I believe that through their hard work, these young talents will come back and contribute to the rainbow nation after their successful completion of their studies in China,” Song said.“South Africa has the most overseas Chinese students in Africa,” he added. There were 1 100 South African students studying in China and more than 2 400 Chinese students studying in South Africa.More than 180 applications were received for the scholarships.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more


Home sweet boulder. — Lameirinha (GC16670) — Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedA photo is worth 1000 finds? – The Mountain of Moonlit Rocks (GC1CB) – Geocache of the WeekJune 18, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Stonehenge in the Desert — Geocache of the WeekJuly 25, 2018In “Community”Rubik’s Cache (GC5YGFM) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 30, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” I’m expecting Fred and Wilma to walk out at any moment. Photo by geocacher trinamixxOut of the numerous things geocaching has taught me, one of the special skills that has carried over into my day-to-day life has been to look more closely at everything. For example, at first glance, the photo above may just be a pretty picture of another amazing rock formation. However, if you look a little closer, you’ll notice a door…and windows…and a roof. Then you’ll see that it’s a stone house that looks like it came straight out of the Flintstones.  Once you see that, you can take an even closer look to find Lameirinha (GC16670), this week’s Geocache of the Week.We’re super excited about this geocache, too! Photo by geocacher acaferreiraThe Casa do Penedo was built in 1974, between four enormous boulders in the northern hills of Portugal. The entire home, except for the doors, windows and roof, is constructed of rock. Inside, a more rustic style prevails with logs for stairs, furniture and railings. While it may sound pretty lush, there’s one caveat: the stone house doesn’t have electricity. Its owners had to use candles (and maybe GPS) to find their way through the halls.The geocache! Photo by geocacher HippocachingThe stone home is amazing, but that’s not all you get see from ground zero. The surrounding hills are dotted with windmills that help create a gorgeous vista. Most of the Found It logs on the geocache’s page mention something about the view.  “Magnificent place with spectacular scenery. Also enjoyed seeing the house, fits well in the environment. A cache this in a spectacular location. TFTC Team Ogalo,” said geocacher Ogalo (Translated from Portugese). A log from geocacher Hippocaching reads (also translated from Portugese),”The cache was in a spectacular site! The house, the landscape, windmills, horses are all elements that make it very desirable to cache! While we were out walking by the place we realized that two more teams found the cache! Thank you!”Looking out on the windmills from GZ. Photo by geocacher trinamixx (who took some amazing photos of this geocache)This geocache is all about looking beyond the first thing you see. What special skill has geocaching taught you and what have you found because of it? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] with your Friends:Morelast_img read more