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Monday, October 31, 2016

Occidental Petroleum buys Permian Basin acreage for $2 billion

Mon Oct 31, 2016 | 4:54pm EDT The Occidental Petroleum Corp headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The Occidental Petroleum Corp headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Monday it paid $2 billion cash for 35,000 acres (14,164 hectares) of West Texas acreage, boosting its position in the oil-rich Permian Basin. Occidental acquired the acreage in several transactions with private sellers and also bought interests in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects in the Permian. Occidental is already the largest Texas EOR producer, which uses carbon dioxide and other means to boost oil recovery. "These transactions further complement and solidify Occidental’s dominant position in the Permian Basin," Chief Executive Vicki Hollub said in a statement. Shares of Houston-based Occidental fell 1 percent to close Monday at $72.91. The stock was unchanged in after-hours trading. Occidental bought the 35,000 acres in Reeves and Pecos counties, near where it currently operates. The land has an aggregate production of 7,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from 68 wells. Occidental believes there is potential for as many as 700 new wells on the land, with proves reserves of about 41 million barrels of oil equivalent. (Reporting by Arunima Banerjee in Bengaluru and Ernest Scheyder in Houston; Editing by Savio D'Souza and Marguerita Choy)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Four killed in firing at religious gathering in Karachi's Nazimabad

DAWNNEWS URDU CITYFM89 HERALD AURORA EVENTS SUPPLEMENTS CAREERS DAWN IMAGES Dawn News HOME LATEST POPULAR PAKISTAN TODAY'S PAPER OPINION WORLD SPORT BUSINESS MAGAZINE CULTURE BLOGS TECH Search Icon Four killed in firing at religious gathering in Karachi's Nazimabad DAWN.COM | IMTIAZ ALI — UPDATED about 19 hours ago WHATSAPP 60 COMMENTS EMAIL PRINT Woman seen at the scene of homicide after firing by unknown terrorists during Majlis-i-Aza. —Online Woman seen at the scene of homicide after firing by unknown terrorists during Majlis-i-Aza. —Online Four family members were reportedly killed on Saturday and many others injured when unidentified assailants opened fire at a religious gathering in Karachi's Nazimabad area, DawnNews reported. The dead and injured were taken to nearby Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. "Four men were brought dead to the hospital while a woman was brought with fatal injuries," said Dr Rohina Hassan, the additional police surgeon at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. According to details, the attackers entered the camp set up for majlis outside the residence of a police official and opened fire at the participants. The majlis was being held in a street adjacent to the police station in Nazimabad no. 4 area beside Larosh restaurant. Some eyewitnesses informed that no police official was deployed for the security of the majlis. Sindh Police Chief AD Khawaja, however, said that, “Organisers did not inform the police about the majlis”. Meanwhile, DawnNews reported that the deceased include three brothers. The bodies were later moved from Rizvia to Khair-ul-Amal Imambargah in the limits of Samanabad police station, a police official said. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the firing incident at majlis in Nazimabad area of the metropolis. He called Sindh Inspector General and asked him to set up blockades to arrest the culprits involved in the incident. Earlier this month, a boy was killed and 15 other people, including women and children, were reportedly injured when an explosion occurred outside Dar-i-Abbas Imambargah in Karachi's Liaquatabad area.

New laws would ban asylum seekers, detainees arriving by boat from ever entering Australia

AAP on October 30, 2016, 2:10 pm  Share  Tweet  Email  The federal government wants asylum seekers who tried to come to Australia by boat to be banned for life from entering the country, even as a tourist or on legitimate business. Play Video Pause  Mute Current Time 0:23 / Duration Time 6:02 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Progress: 0% Fullscreen VIDEO Woman hospitalised after hit and run, Trump closing in on Clinton "That absolutely unflinching, unequivocal message has to be loud and clear," Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Sunday. "The door to Australia is closed to those who seek to come here by boat with a people smuggler. It is closed." The government will ask parliament to ban everyone who was sent to Nauru or Papua New Guinea's Manus Island for offshore immigration processing after July 19, 2013 - the date Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd declared: "As of today, asylum seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia." Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (right) and Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton, answer a question during a press conference in Sydney. Photo: AAP The ban would apply whether or not they were found to be refugees and extends to all types of visas, including tourist and business categories. Asylum seekers aged under 18 at the time they were sent to Nauru or Manus Island would be exempt. The minister would also have power to lift the bar if they believe it's in the public interest for someone to be allowed in to Australia. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton described the plan as one of the government's strongest moves, building on the success of its border protection policies over the past three years. It sent a clear message that Australia was not an option. •'BIGWin For Paedophiles': Melbourne mum launches moral campaign against Target and Big W • Jennifer Hawkins stands by Donald Trump despite humiliating video "There are still people, advocates in Australia and elsewhere, who are messaging to people on Nauru and Manus, that at some stage you'll come to Australia," Mr Dutton said. "Those people are living in false hope and it cannot continue." The legislation would reflect the coalition's long-standing policy and what it understood to be Labor's position, Mr Turnbull said. The federal government wants to pass laws to make sure no asylum seekers who tried to come to Australia by boat, even those found to be refugees, can ever enter the country. Photo: AAP He expects the opposition will give "unequivocal support" to the move. Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek said it was too soon to determine if Labor would support the bill. Do This Everyday And You'll Never Need A New PC ScanGuard Sponsored "It's a distraction from Peter Dutton's hopeless mismanagement of his portfolio," she told reporters on the Gold Coast. "It is extraordinary that, three years on, the government has not found third countries to resettle those people who are in limbo on Manus Island and Nauru." Asylum seekers staring at media from behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea, in 2012. Photo: AAP Labor frontbencher Brendan O'Conner was also reluctant to back the plan without seeing legislation and described asylum seeker policy as "a very vexed area". Lawyer and refugee advocate David Manne said the wholesale barring of asylum seekers seemed excessive. "Why are these measures seen as necessary when the government for some time has said they have got things under control?" he told ABC TV. "We are told that these extremely harsh measures implemented have been successful. All of a sudden, why is this seen as fundamental to the policy?"

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Iraq army stops March to Mosul

Iraqi special forces soldiers drive in a desert near Mosul, Iraq October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic 1/9leftright 2/9leftright 3/9leftright 4/9leftright 5/9leftright 6/9leftright 7/9leftright 8/9leftright 9/9leftright 1/9 By Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli | EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, IRAQ An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city's eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other U.S.-backed forces to close in on Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq. On the ninth day of the offensive on Mosul, government forces and allied Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are still fighting their way towards the outer limits of the northern city, in the early stages of an assault which could become the biggest military operation in Iraq in over a decade. The first force to get near to Mosul, advancing to within two kilometers (just over a mile) of Iraq's second largest city, was the elite U.S.-trained Counter Terrorism Service (CTS). ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads CTS troops have moved in from the east, dislodging Islamic State from a Christian region that has been empty of residents since the ultra-hardline Sunni militants took it over in 2014. The combat ahead is likely to be more difficult and deadly because of the presence of civilians. Some 1.5 million residents remain in the city and worst-case forecasts see up to a million being uprooted, according to the United Nations. U.N. aid agencies said the fighting has so far forced about 9,000 to flee their homes. But Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, told Reuters that the United Nations expects a mass exodus from Mosul, perhaps within the next few days. In the worst case scenario, Grande said it was also possible that Islamic State fighters who have controlled Mosul for more than two years could resort to "rudimentary chemical weapons" to hold back the impending assault. U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said Islamic State fighters have reportedly killed scores of people around Mosul in the last week. Colville said that security forces discovered the bodies of 70 civilians in houses in Tuloul Naser village south of Mosul last Thursday. Islamic State also reportedly killed 50 former police officers outside Mosul on Sunday, he said. 90 VILLAGES RETAKEN The Mosul campaign, which may become the biggest battle yet in the 13 years of turmoil unleashed by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, aims to crush the Iraqi half of Islamic State's declared caliphate in Iraq and neighboring Syria. Washington has fewer allies on the ground in Syria, where it has supported rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Tuesday that the fight against Islamic State there may be stepped up, saying he expected the campaigns against the jihadists in Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa to overlap. In Iraq, a commander said the CTS advance on Mosul was pausing to allow other military units to make similar progress and consolidate the front before pushing further into the city. The Iraqi force attacking Mosul is 30,000-strong, supported by U.S. special forces and under American, French and British air cover. The number of insurgents dug in the city is estimated at 5,000 to 6,000 by the Iraqi military. About 90 Islamic State-held villages and towns around Mosul have been retaken so far into the offensive, according to statements from the army. The distance from the frontlines to the city ranges from just a couple of kilometers in the east, to 30 kilometers (nearly 20 miles) in the south. In Khazna, one of the villages recaptured on Monday by the CTS, some of the fighting appeared to have gone from house to house, leaving smoked out buildings with their contents turned upside down, a Reuters correspondent said. A disabled Humvee and the remnants of a car bomb could be seen on a desert path. CTS snipers hid on rooftops at the edge of village keeping watch over the desert areas extending to Mosul. Although CTS is a government unit, many of its Humvees fly the Shi'ite flags of Iraq's majority community. Such a display could antagonize Sunnis who make up most of the population in Nineveh province around Mosul. BATTLE FOR DESERT TOWN Seeking to relieve pressure on their forces controlling the northern Iraqi city, Islamic State fighters who have waged counter attacks across the country battled Iraqi troops in the desert town of Rutba, 450 km (280 miles) to the southwest. Islamic State attacked Rutba on Sunday, and has been fighting since then for the town, which lies on the main highway running west from Baghdad, close to the borders with Jordan and Syria. The militants expanded the area of Rutba under their control from a third to about half Monday overnight, forcing the government to send reinforcements. Anbar province, where Rutba is located, has been a hotbed of Sunni insurgency against the Shi'ite-led government and the U.S. forces that overthrew former president Saddam Hussein, a Sunni, in 2003. The Islamic State attack on Rutba came after an assault on the Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk last week, which prompted local authorities to start expelling Sunni Arabs over fears there could be Islamic State sleeper cells in their midst. RELATED COVERAGE U.N. concerned about 'collective punishment' of Arabs in Kirkuk U.S. says to launch campaign on Raqqa before Mosul complete Hundreds of displaced Sunni Arab families who had been sheltering in the Kirkuk province from the conflict with Islamic State began moving out after authorities told them on Sunday to leave or face being forcibly expelled, humanitarian workers and residents said on Tuesday. "The United Nations is very concerned about any action that could be understood as collective punishment," the UN's Grande said, adding that she was worried that the move could also set a precedent in a region riven with ethnic and sectarian divisions. About 330,000 Sunni Arabs have taken refuge in the oil-rich Kirkuk province in the last two years, after Islamic State swept through northern, central and western Iraq in 2014. Islamic State fighters stormed police stations and buildings in Kirkuk on Friday, killing about 100 security force members and civilians. Sixty-three militants also died in the heavy fighting that lasted until Sunday, when authorities restored control. The militants are suspected to have come from Hawija, a pocket still under their control west of Kirkuk, but authorities also suspect that they were assisted by sleeper cells hiding among the displaced people or even by Sunni Arab residents. Kirkuk is the most disputed area of Iraq because of its complex population mix. The Kurds took full control of the province in 2014 after Islamic State overran much of the north of the country and several divisions of the Iraqi army disintegrated. 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Monday, October 24, 2016

Grant of Wills, Probate, CODICILS and Power of attorney as per South Australia Supreme Court Rules

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Grant of Wills, Probate, CODICILS and Power of attorney as per South Australia Supreme Court Rules

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If you have any questions about your real estate in any of following 349 suburbs, any concerns or issues with conveyance and legal matters feel free to consult on +61 431138537 Option Adams Addison Adelaide Adelaide And Parklands Alexandrina Allen Allenby Alma Andrews Angas Anna Anne Apoinga Appila Archibald Arkaba Ash Auld Ayers Bagot Bagster Bakara Baker Balaklava Baldina Bandon Barna Barndioota Baroota Barossa Bartlett Barunga Barwell Batchelor Beatty Beeamma Belalie Belvidere Benara Bendleby Berri I A Bews Bice Billiatt Binnum Black Rock Plain Blacker Blanche Blesing Blyth Bockelberg Bonney Bonython Book A Book B Book C Book D Book E Bookpurnong Boolcunda Booleroo Boonerdo Boothby Booyoolie Borda Boucaut Bowaka Bower Bowhill Bray Bremer Bright Brinkley Brooker Brownlow Buckleboo Bundaleer Bundey Bunyeroo Burdett Burgoyne Butler Cadell Caldwell Caltowie Cameron Campbell Campoona Cannawigara Caralue Carawa Carcuma Carina Caroline Carr Carribie Cassini Castine Catt Cavenagh Chaffey I A Chandada Charleston Chesson Chillundie Clare Clinton Cobdogla I A Cocata Cockburn Coglin Cohen Colebatch Coles Colton Comaum Condada Coneybeer Conmurra Coolinong Coombe Coomooroo Coonarie Coonatto Cootra Copley Corrobinnie Cortlinye Cotabena Cotton Cowan Crozier Crystal Brook Cudlamudla Cultana Cummins Cungena Cunningham Cunyarie Curramulka Dalkey Dalrymple Darke Darling Davenport Day Dixson Downer Dublin Dudley Duffield Duncan Dutton Eba Edeowie Encounter Bay Encounter Bay, Goolwa & Waitpinga Boundaries English Erskine Ettrick Eurelia Eurilpa Everard Field Finlayson Finniss Fisher Fisk Flinders Forrest Forster Fox Freeling French Gambier Geegeela Gilbert Giles Gillen Glen Roy Glyde Glynn Gold Claims Goode Goolwa Gordon Gosse Govt Towns Goyder Grace Gregory Grey Gumbowie Guthrie Hague Haig Haines Hall Hallett Hambidge Handyside Hanson Hardy Hart Haslam Hawker Hay Hd Boundaries Heggaton Hill Hincks Hindmarsh Holder Hooper Horn Howe Hudd Hutchison Hynam Inkerman Inkster Islands James Jamieson Jeffries Jellicoe Jenkins Jessie Joanna Joyce Julia Creek Jutland Kadina Kaldoonera Kanmantoo Kanyaka Kappakoola Kappawanta Kapunda Karcultaby Karlowan Div Katarapko Keith Kekwick Kelly Kennion Ketchowla Kevin Kiana Kilkerran Killanoola King Kingsford Kingston Kirkpatrick Kondoparinga Kongorong Koolgera Koolunga Koolywurtie Koongawa Kooringa Koppio Kuitpo Kulpara Lacepede Laffer Lake George Lake Wangary Landseer Lewis Light Lincoln Lindley Livingston Lochaber Louth Loveday Lucy Macclesfield Macdonnell Macgillivray Magarey Maitland Makin Malcolm Mamblin Mangalo Mann Mannanarie Mantung Marcollat Markaranka Marmon Jabuk Maude May Mayurra Mccallum Mcculloch Mcdonald Mcgorrery Mcgregor Mcintosh Mclachlan Mcnamara Mcpherson Melville Menzies Messent Miller Milne Miltalie Minbrie Minburra Mindarie Minecrow Mineral Claims Mingbool Minlacowie Minnipa Miscellaneous Book Mitchell Mobilong Molineux Monarto Monbulla Mongolata Moockra Moody Moonabie Moorkitabie Moorook Moorooroo Moorowie Moralana Morgan Mortlock Moseley Moule Mount Benson Mount Muirhead Mudla Wirra Muloowurtie Mundoora Munno Para Murbko Murlong Murrabinna Murray Murtho Myponga Nackara Nangkita Nangwarry Napperby Naracoorte Narridy Nash Neales Neville Newland Nicholls Nildottie Nilginee Nilpena Ninnes Noarlunga Nunnyah Nuriootpa O'Connor O'Loughlin Occupation Surveys Oladdie Onkaparinga Oratunga Out Of Hundreds G&C Out Of Hundreds Nth Out Of Hundreds Sth Paisley Palabie Palkagee Palmer Panitya Para Wirra Para Wurlie Parachilna Paratoo Parcoola Parilla Paringa Parnaroo Parsons Pascoe Peachna Peacock Peake Pearce Peebinga Peella Pekina Pendleton Penola Perlubie Petherick Pethick Petina Pichi Richi Pildappa Pinbong Pinda Pinkawillinie Pinnaroo Pirie Playford Pooginook Pordia Port Adelaide Port Gawler Poynton Price Pureba Pyap Pygery Quirke Ramsay Randell Redhill Rees Renmark I D Reynolds Richards Riddoch Ridley Ripon Ritchie Rivoli Bay Roads Book Roberts Robertson Roby Ross Rounsevell Rudall Russell Saddleworth Santo Scott Seddon Senior Seymour Shannon Shaugh Sherlock Short Skurray Sleaford Smeaton Smith Solomon Spence Squire Stanley Stirling Stokes Stow Strathalbyn Strawbridge Stuart Sturdee Symon Talia Talunga Tarcowie Tarlton Tatiara Telowie Terowie Tickera Tinline Tiparra Tomkinson Tooligie Townsend Travers Trunch Tungkillo Uley Ulipa Ulyerra University Lands Upper Wakefield Uroonda Verran Vincent Waikerie Waitpinga Wallala Wallanippie Wallaroo Wallis Walloway Walpuppie Wandana Wandearah Wanilla Wannamana Warcowie Ward Waroonee Warrakimbo Warramboo Warren Warrenben Warrow Waterhouse Waterloo Wauraltee Way Wells Whyte Wilcherry Willalooka Willochra Willowie Willunga Wilson Wilton Wiltunga Winninowie Wirreanda Wirrega Witera Wokurna Wongyarra Wonna Wonoka Wookata Woolumbool Woolundunga Woolyana Wrenfordsley Wright Wudinna Wyacca Yackamoorundie Yadnarie Yalanda Yalpara Yangya Yaninee Yankalilla Yantanabie Yanyarrie Yaranyacka Yarrah Yatala Yednalue Yongala Young Younghusband

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Prices of apartments will fall 10 -15%over the next 1-2 years in Australia

Oct 19 2016 at 10:19 AM Updated 0 min ago Save article Print License article Treasury secretary John Fraser concedes the 'housing situation' is a 'worry' Share via Email Share on Google Plus Post on facebook wall Share on twitter Post to Linkedin Share on Reddit Sydney's most bullish home sellers are not in the inner suburbs. Sydney's most bullish home sellers are not in the inner suburbs. Michel Bunn Share on twitter by Jacob Greber Treasury secretary John Fraser admits the country's high cost of housing is a "worry". Pressed on the high cost of housing, particularly for younger Australians, Mr Fraser said the gains in prices were fuelling a circle of increased wealth leading to people becoming more comfortable taking on more debt. "It's a worry. As an old person I talk with people my age. And the bank of mum of dad is becoming more and more prevalent," he told a Senate economics committee hearing on Wednesday. "It has impacts on superannuation, and why people are saving in their older years to fund their children's housing needs." "It has impacts on superannuation, and why people are saving in their older years to fund their children's housing needs." "It has impacts on superannuation, and why people are saving in their older years to fund their children's housing needs." Andrew Meares Mr Fraser questioned whether households understand enough about the consequences of debt, saying they should ask themselves how they would cope if their income was hit, or part or all of the family lost their job. "I don't take any joy that we have this housing situation. Particularly for younger people." Mr Fraser added that the biggest issue was a lack of supply and land release, as well as needed infrastructure investment on sewerage, roads, and transport. The comments echo a sharp escalation in concern from the Reserve Bank of Australia over a potential oversupply of apartments. For the third time in four days the central bank noted on Tuesday that a "considerable supply" of units would arrive over the next few years, adding to the need to closely watch the property market. Officials at the bank on Friday warned that property risks were coming to the "fore", while Philip Lowe cautioned in his first speech as governor on Tuesday that growth in rents was "very low and there is a big increase in housing supply still to come". And one of Australia's most experienced economists, Stephen Walters, warned that prices of apartments will fall 10 per cent to 15 per cent over the next one to two years. Read more: http://www.afr.com/news/treasury-secretary-john-fraser-concedes-the-housing-situation-is-a-worry-20161018-gs5fy3?&utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nc&eid=socialn:twi-14omn0047-optim-nnn:nonpaid-27062014-social_traffic-all-organicpost-nnn-drive-o&campaign_code=nocode&promote_channel=social_twitter#ixzz4NUAXmc2F Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook

Samsung faces potential class action in U.S. over Note 7

Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:16 PM EDT Shoppers walk near a Galaxy Note 7 advertisement at a Samsung store in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Iqro Rinaldi Shoppers walk near a Galaxy Note 7 advertisement at a Samsung store in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 14, 2016. Reuters/Iqro Rinaldi Samsung faces potential class action in U.S. over.. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's (005930.KS) U.S. unit is facing a proposed class action lawsuit from three Galaxy Note 7 customers, according to a filing in a federal court in Newark, New Jersey. The complaint against Samsung Electronics America Inc seeks to represent a nationwide class of Note 7 customers in Nevada, Pennsylvania and California. The world's top smartphone maker last week permanently ended sales of the fire-prone Note 7 smartphone less than two months after its launch. Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire in what could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history. A spokeswoman for Samsung Electronics America declined to comment on the pending litigation. The complaint, filed on Oct. 16, alleges that the consumers discontinued using the phones after the recall, but were asked to wait days or weeks for a replacement phone. The complaint states that the consumers continued to incur monthly device and plan charges for phones they could not use. The case is re: Waudby vs Samsung Electronics America, U.S. district court, district of New Jersey, Newark, No. 16-cv-07334-CCC-JBC (Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Iran oil minister: hopes for OPEC deal in November

Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 4:32am EDT By Rania El Gamal | TEHRAN Iran will launch next month its first new style tender to develop oil and gas fields since the lifting of international sanctions, a leading oil official said on Monday, after months of internal discussions over the terms, intended to be more alluring to foreign companies. OPEC's third largest oil producer hopes to revive its energy sector following the lifting of the sanctions in January after years of under investment and to achieve production levels last seen in 2012. Other U.S. sanctions that remain in place, particularly on the banking sector, have dampened hopes for a rapid resumption of investment. Iran expects to tender new oil and gas contracts, knows as IPCs, in November, Ali Kardor, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said on the sidelines of an oil conference in Tehran. Oil companies will be able to bid for a contract to develop the South Azadegan oil field as early as November 19, and NIOC will award the contract by early 2017, he said. After South Azadegan, NIOC will start tendering one field month by month, Kardor said. There are total 11 oil and gas fields‎ available for tendering, he said. The launch of the Iran's new oil and gas contracts was postponed several times as hard line rivals of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani resisted any deal that could end the so-called buy-back system, under which foreign firms were banned from owning stakes in Iranian companies. NIOC signed the first oil output contract under IPC earlier this month with a company identified by the United States as part of a conglomerate controlled by Iran's supreme leader. NIOC began taking applications on Monday for its upstream oil and gas projects as Iran hopes to sign exploration and production contracts early next year. The oil companies will upload on to NIOC's website the pre-qualification documents. NIOC will then evaluate the companies within two weeks and will select some for the first tender in November. Some analysts said Iran's IPCs do not seem to be attractive enough to raise billions of dollars in foreign direct investment at a time of low oil prices, especially when compared with neighboring Iraq's new oil contracts that enabled it to boost its output. ALSO IN COMMODITIES Another quarter of weak results looms for U.S. refiners OPEC secretary-general optimistic on reaching oil output deal in November However Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Monday that Iran's security and business climate is better than other neighboring countries. "Some countries are run by tribes, Iran is different than that," Jahangiri told the petroleum conference, addressing representatives of oil majors such as Total and BP. "Even if Iran's contracts are not as attractive as others signed in neighboring countries, Iran has its own advantages." (Reporting by Rania El Gamal, writing by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Ron Bousso; Editing by Andrew Heavens and William Hardy) Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh talks to reporters during the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF15) in Algiers, Algeria September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh talks to reporters during the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF15) in Algiers, Algeria September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday that he hoped OPEC would reach a deal to restrain oil production in November. Asked by reporters on the sidelines of an oil conference whether he was optimistic about a deal next month, Zanganeh replied: "I hope so." Asked if current Iranian oil output had risen high enough for Iran to join an OPEC deal, he said: "We should decide in November how much each country should produce." (Reporting by Rania El Gamal; Writing by Andrew Torchia) ================== | Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 3:33pm EDT At least two dead in explosion at German BASF chemical plant Smoke rises from the factory of chemicals giant BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany where several people had been injured following an explosion, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach 1/13 At least two people died and six were severely injured on Monday in an explosion and fire at chemicals maker BASF's biggest production site in Germany, the company said. Two people are still missing, BASF said. The explosion occurred on a supply line connecting a harbor and a tank depot on the Ludwigshafen site at around 1120 local time (0920 GMT), according to BASF, the world's biggest chemicals company. A fire that broke out following the blast sent up plumes of smoke for hours, prompting BASF and the city of Ludwigshafen to urge residents in the surrounding area to avoid going outside and to keep their windows and doors shut. Measurements taken in the area so far have indicated no risk from toxic fumes, BASF said. "We deeply regret that employees died and several people were injured. Our sympathy is with the affected people and their families," the Ludwigshafen site's chief, Uwe Liebelt, said in a statement. The company said it was unclear so far what caused the explosion. BASF also said it could not say what financial impact the explosion might have. It shut down 14 facilities, including its two steam crackers, large units that make basic chemical components, for safety reasons and because the supply of raw materials was disrupted by the blast. The Ludwigshafen site, around 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Frankfurt, is the world's largest chemical complex, covering an area of 10 square kilometers (four square miles) and employing 39,000 workers, according to BASF. It is located on the Rhine river and receives many of its raw materials by ship. Also In World News Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State Russia says to halt Aleppo strikes for eight hours on Thursday The harbor at which the explosion occurred is a terminal for combustible fluids such as naphtha and methanol that are important for BASF's supply of raw materials. News of the explosion came less than two hours after BASF said four people were injured in a gas explosion at its Lampertheim facility, a plant near Ludwigshafen that makes additives for plastics. (Reporting by Jans Hack and Maria Sheahan; Editing by Larry King and Jane Merriman)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Samsung's latest invention: a fireproof box for Note 7 returns

invention: a fireproof box for Note 7 returns A woman talking on her mobile phone walks past an advertisement promoting Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji A woman talking on her mobile phone walks past an advertisement promoting Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji By Malathi Nayak and Deborah M. Todd | NEW YORK Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) is sending fireproof boxes and protective gloves to customers ADVERTISEMENT returning potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 phones, sparking a firestorm of humor on social media about the new twist in the recall scandal. The company has permanently halted production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone less than two months after launch following reports that some batteries caught fire. Reports that some replacement models also went up in smoke were an additional blow to Samsung's brand and financial outlook. "Samsung fireproof boxes? Have they been tested?" wrote Twitter user @powermax_news, a sales and service group that works on products from Samsung rival Apple Inc (AAPL.O). Samsung in a statement said it was sending the fireproof return kit to customers who bought the Galaxy Note 7 phone on its website. A YouTube video by Android developer news site XDA Developers on Tuesday showed a "return kit," including a fireproof box with a "forbidden for transport by aircraft" warning and blue gloves to handle the device. The thermally insulated outer box that has ceramic fiber paper lining has two smaller boxes within it and a static shielding bag, the video showed. The packaging also inspired mirth. "The ultimate prank is when you open a box inside a box inside a box to find...a bag," Tweeted user @Nataddda. U.S. wireless carriers described getting similar materials to return the phones. Sprint Corp (S.N) spokeswoman Laura Lisec said retail employees had been told to remove phones from packaging, power them down and secure them in the heat-proof boxes. Sprint phones nationwide are being consolidated at a warehouse in Illinois before being forwarded to Samsung. Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) spokeswoman Kelly Crummey said retail stores were keeping returned Note 7s separate from other merchandise but did not share details regarding shipping or packaging. She said returns were steady and that many customers were choosing other Samsung Android operating system phones, rather than switching to Apple and its iOS. ALSO IN TECHNOLOGY NEWS IBM, Google, others to unveil new open interface to take on Intel Samsung flags $5.3 billion profit hit from Note 7 failure "The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are really popular with customers. From what we've seen with customers if they like Android they like Android and if they like iOS they like iOS," she said. Shippers, meanwhile, are taking their own precautions. The U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS said they would not ship the phones by air, consistent with U.S. regulation. But FedEx will only take phones returned to stores, not from individuals directly. Royal Mail Plc (RMG.L), operator of Britain's main postal service, said on Wednesday it had banned the delivery Note 7 smartphones through its network for safety reasons, making it potentially difficult for many Britons to return the recalled devices. (Reporting by Malathi Nayak, Deborah M. Todd; Editing by David Gregorio, Peter Henderson and Lisa Shumaker)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Officials say US missiles destroy radar sites on Yemen coast

By LOLITA C. BALDOR 19 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) — American officials say U.S.-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles have destroyed three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen's Red Sea Coast. The retaliatory action follows two incidents this week in which missiles were fired at U.S. Navy ships. The strikes marked the first shots fired by the U.S. in anger against the Houthis in Yemen's long-running civil war. Officials haven't provided information on casualties from the U.S. missiles fired early Thursday.

Foreign investors sue Toshiba over accounting scandal

Wed Oct 12, 2016 | 8:21pm EDT The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen behind trees at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen behind trees at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo Toshiba Corp said on Thursday a group of foreign institutional investors had filed a lawsuit against the Tokyo-based company demanding compensation over its accounting scandal. The company said 45 shareholders were seeking compensation of about 16.7 billion yen ($162.29 million) over the inappropriate accounting. (Reporting by Junko Fujita; Editing by Stephen Coates)

Nasir Jahan LIVE from Lahore


Ruling of Imam Zamaan (atfs)

In Sheikh Mohammad Mahdi Zayn al-Abedeen Najafi's book (Bayaan ul-A'immah), it states in volume 2, pages 461-462: According to many scholars, my ancestor, Sheikh Zayn al-Abedeen Najafi had many divine powers from Allah (swt) bestowed upon him due to his spirituality. This event is in regard to one of them, and it occurred during the lifetime of Sheikh Zayn al-Abedeen Najafi. The locals of Iran, Azerbaijan, and Gafgaaz had written to the Grand Maraje' in Najaf whom they follow, asking their verdict about the permissibility of using drums, striking one's head with a blade, role plays, and so on. It was agreed that one messenger would deliver the letters to each of their selected maraje' and would collect the sealed replies to bring back to Tehran. Once he had returned, these sealed replies would be read out publicly in a mosque called Shah Mosque, so that the followers of each marja' would learn their rulings. On his return, the messenger called everyone to the mosque, and began to read the replies. Some maraje' stated there is no necessity for these acts, whereas others stated they are permissible. In particular, they replied that striking one's head with a blade is permissible if no harm is caused. Then the letter of Sheikh Zayn al-Abedeen was read out, it stated: In the name of the Exalted. I was undecided on whether I should prohibit or permit these acts; therefore, I left for Masjid Sahla and I approached my esteemed Imam, Hujjat ibn al-Hassan (atfs). Addressing Him with this issue, He gave me in reply, a ruling that stated the permissibility of these acts, and therefore, in obedience to my esteemed Imam, I state likewise. Once this letter was read out, people said it was sufficient, and no other proofs were necessary.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Australian starts commenting on Ashoora Picture/ Article of Advettiser

SA Muslims march for Ashura, day of memorial for Husain Ibn Ali, who fought against ancient version of Islamic State The Advertiser October 12, 2016 11:34am HUNDREDS of South Australian Muslims have marched down King William St to celebrate Ashura, an annual day of memorial in honour of Imam Husain. According to organisers, Husain Ibn Ali was the grandson of Islam’s founder, the prophet Muhammad, and he remains a symbol of peace, freedom, equality and opposition to tyranny. Half a century after the death of his grandfather, Husain came into conflict with a tyrannical caliph and led a force of just 72 soldiers against a force of thousands. All of them were killed. Participants in today’s march in Adelaide have used this example to express their opposition to the murderous extremists of Islamic State, a modern day version of the evil caliph Husain battled 1300 years ago, and called for love and unity between peoples of all faiths. -Bernard Humphreys ===================================== Newest | Oldest | Top Comments Steven Steven 21 minutes ago Where are the men? Is this march just for Muslim women? Is it only the Muslim women allowed "to express their opposition to the murderous extremists of Islamic State"? So many questions, yet the journalist seems to have presented an article which seems bereft of an in-depth information. If the article was intended to portray the Muslim community in a more peace loving light, it seems to have done little more then add further confusion or contradictions in the Muslim ideology. Richard Richard 42 minutes ago “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” - Quran (8:12) Eric Eric 27 minutes ago @Richard Can you do some quotes from the Old Testaments? Steven Steven 13 minutes ago @Eric @Richard If you are a follower of Jesus, then you will find Jesus rejected the violence of the old scripture. Of course if you had read the Gospels of the New Testament, you would have known that. By the way, you have already acknowledge that the Old Testament had been superseded by the New Testament, by referring to it as the "Old Testament". It is a simple mistake to make. You are confusing Christianity with the older Judaic customs. You may, of course direct your question to Jewish followers. 2Dukenayf001 Andrew Andrew 24 minutes ago @Richard "Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword, their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open." - Hosea 13:16. The Bible isn't all sunshine and rainbows either. David 50 minutes ago What is country coming too to allow this sort of rubbish? 2nayf001KennyLikeReply Gabe 51 minutes ago According to organisers, Husain Ibn Ali was the grandson of Islam’s founder, the prophet Muhammad, and he remains a symbol of peace, freedom, equality and opposition to tyranny Haha, equality?? Between who, women, atheists, jews?? Yeah right 1Darren Richard Richard 54 minutes ago “Fight those who do not believe in Allah… until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection” - Quran (9:29). 1nayf001 Richard Richard 54 minutes ago A thought provoking report. mark mark 1 hour ago "an annual day of memorial "....yeah right Eric Eric 26 minutes ago @mark That's called Xmas, isn't it? mark mark 1 hour ago get off the road 2nayf001Darren Sue Sue 1 hour ago Shiia martyr from one of the Sunni and Shiia civil wars... respun for the current conflicts. Expect bombings and unrest in the places this is a national holiday Darren Darren 1 hour ago ' and he remains a symbol of peace, freedom, equality and opposition to tyranny' Oh the irony. 1nayf001 Eric Eric 24 minutes ago @Darren Just like the name Jesus and then the Popes who came later, like the Spanish Inquisition. Charles Charles Richard Richard 1 hour ago This isn't renouncing terrorism it's celebrating a leader who won a war. The Muslim community should be more vocal about denouncing terrorism 6nayf001GabeDarrenjo Roger Roger 1 hour ago @Richard are you vocal about every act carried out by a christian? 3DonnaKimPeter Richard Richard 42 minutes ago Roger if I lived in Dubai and radical Christians were killing in the name of Christ I would absolutely denounce them - don't spin the issue 2nayf001Duke Duke 39 minutes ago @Roger @Richard Australians are very secular and identify themselves by their country, not their religion. As an Australian of German decent I can say my past relatives were very willing to point out the 'enemy within'. They were loyal Australians and many died fighting the 'Mother Country' because they saw themselves as Australians, when most Australians of UK decent still saw themselves as English servants. Kim 1 hour ago @Richard They are vocal but no one listens when they do because it doesn't suit the narrative that they're the bad guys Peter 2 hours ago Why is this story not more prominent. People keep saying Muslims should be more vocal about bein anti terrorism and here is a good example of just such a thing. 4BertieTDerekDestiny Eat More Greens 2 hours ago @Peter I’m not seeing anything ‘anti-terrorism’ in this march at all Peter, besides the writer’s own slant. Looks like a typical celebration of a predominately Shia Muslim annual religious event to me. Where do you see the anti-terrorism message? 4nayf001markjoRichard L Bernard 1 hour ago @Eat More Greens @Peter The writer was at the march and heard the anti-IS messages conveyed by loudspeaker. FlagShare 1PeterLikeReply Eat More Greens Eat More Greens 1 hour ago @Bernard @Eat More Greens @Peter Why didn't you quote these 'messages' in the article? How many people were involved delivering in these so-called 'messages'? Where were the placards? Where were the male marchers? I stand by my point that this is an annual religious event observed by mainly Shia Muslims around the world - your suggestion this was an 'anti-terrorism' march is a massive beat-up. 3nayf001joMathias John John 1 hour ago @Eat More Greens @Peter None so blind as those who don't want to see. FlagShare 2MarkPeterLikeReply Charles Charles 1 hour ago @Eat More Greens @Peter pro terrorism you mean FlagShare 1joLikeReply Charles Charles 1 hour ago @Eat More Greens @Peter Barbara Barbara 1 hour ago @Peter There didn't seem too many men marching today and most women would be against terrorism, but never the less, Muslims should come out and tell us that they do not want sharia laws and are prepared to honour our flag and uphold our laws. 1Darren Christine 2 hours ago When I mixed easily with Muslim students under the Columbo plan they dressed as we did, no head coverings, and it was some time before I knew any were Muslim, why are they so different today. Well dressed Indonesian women rarely wear head scarves, they dress very smartly, long sleeves and skirts covering their knees, the young now wear head coverings and very tight jeans, it doesn't quite make sense. 1jo John 2 hours ago Predominately a female Muslim memorial march I take it!! FlagShare 2DarrenDamienLikeReply Eat More Greens Eat More Greens 2 hours ago @John Men would have been at the front - of course. FlagShare 2nayf001JohnLikeReply Charles Charles 1 hour ago @Eat More Greens @John Yes and holding the guns FlagShare 4nayf001markjoDarrenLikeReply Eric Eric 23 minutes ago @Eat More Greens @John Doesn't the Bible say something about women being the property of the male? ========================================== Oldest | Top Comments John John Oct 13, 2016 Note well and understand the points raised by Richard below. It is essential to understand the absolute fact there is NO such thing as a "peaceful" Muslim, they all live by their religion and are only faithful to the Koran. This event is really just a facade and to create a good image in the eyes of the less astute, analogous to the toy run held by the bikies. Both events simply sanitize facts. All religion, especially fundamental, be it Muslim or "christian" is dangerous. Religion is as Huxley correctly observed, the Opium of the masses. More people have died in the name of religion than from any other cause. A fundamental "christian" is just as dangerous as a fundamental Muslim. FlagShare LikeReply Ali Ali Oct 13, 2016 @John Can't it be "moderate religion" like billions of people around the world? You seem to be taking a religious person as equal to a "fundamental" religious person. FYI, a non-religious person here. FlagShare LikeReply Richard Richard Oct 13, 2016 Bernard Humphreys did a great job with his report about the Muslim march in Adelaide commemorating the Battle of Karbala in which Husain ibn Ali (the third Imam of Shia Islam) and his associates were killed by the forces of the oppressive Umayyad caliph, Yazi I (Sunni Muslim), for claiming to be the legitimate Islamic leader due largely to his nepotistic claim to this position (he was the grandson of the prophet Mohammad) despite little support among most Muslims at the time. This commemoration tacitly asserts the legitimacy of Shia Islam while rejecting the legitimacy of Sunni Islam, which is why it historically provokes violence. This commemoration is akin to Catholics holding a march commemorating the slaughter of a martyred Catholic leader and his associates by an oppressive Protestant leader as a result of rejecting his claim to leadership of local Christians who overwhelmingly supported him. Thus a recipe for sectarian violence. What next? Perhaps Muslims might commemorate the Villefranche-de-Rouergue Mutiny in which Muslim members of the13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) mutinied on September 16, 1943, in the French town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue. I imagine them marching down King William Street in Waffen SS uniforms. Readers might like to know that some Christians are planning an annual march commemorating the victims of two Muslim gunmen (Badsha Mahommed Gool, an ice-cream vendor, and Mullah Abdullah, a local imam and halal butcher, who were former camel-drivers) who ambushed a trainload full of Christian sightseers in 1915 (Battle of Broken Hill), murdering men, women and children. They believe the suffering of these martyred Christians and the brutality of the depraved Muslim terrorists must never be forgotten, and believe opposition would amount to a racist-like attack on Christendom driven by hateful Christianphobic bigotry, thus an attack on every Christian in Australia, and tacit support for Islamic terrorism. These Christians believe such a march is a religious duty and a ban would be a monstrous violation of their religious freedom. If the state failed to stop Muslims attacking this march I imagine that this might lead to a brutal conflict lasting generations involving massacres and ethnic cleansing like we see in Syria and Myanmar. Would this be the “blood price” of religious freedom and multiculturism? In closing, public marches that commemorate or celebrate violent conflicts are rightly banned, especially if they are of a sectarian nature that keep alive ancient religious conflicts and naturally lead to violence. The only exception would be secular state run marches that promote social cohesion like Anzac Day. If not then Australia will become increasingly Balkanized and eventually break apart as groups seek safety by creating their own enclaves as conflicts worsen, just as Sudan split with the creation of South Sudan in 2011. FlagShare LikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 13, 2016 @Richard 458 words and not a point to it. FlagShare LikeReply Barrie Barrie Oct 13, 2016 I don't get their reasoning except that they are trying to indicate that they are against Islamic State by recalling an event that occured 1300 years ago. This is Australia and not a place to revive history to prove what a group of moderate Muslims think. They may be moderates but note the dress, and where were the men? I think it was a public relations exercise, nothing more. It is a also a case of Town Hall multiculturalism going one step too far that sets a precedent. FlagShare LikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Barrie I guess it's like us using rememberance day to reflect on the toll war takes and how lucky we are to have peace. FlagShare LikeReply Anders Anders Oct 13, 2016 @Barrie They were protesting against a tyrant. Pardon me for laughing, but it didn't do them much good. In fact, the lefties have themselves screamed that US was wrong for removing tyrants because that's the only form of government that works in the Middle East. How many different ways can you have it? FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Rupey Rupey Oct 13, 2016 But, but, but, Andrew Bolt said Muslims never condemn IS, so this must have been for something else, maybe Global Cooling Andrew?? FlagShare 1KatiLikeReply Brian Brian Oct 13, 2016 @Rupey These are Shia, ISIS are Sunni. There is always conflict between them. Any condemnation involved will be political not moral. FlagShare 1Sam CLikeReply Anders Anders Oct 13, 2016 There is no dichotomy between peaceful Muslims and the Jihadi. There is a progression of devoutness and support for hostility and the use of force, with every point in between occupied. It's exactly the same with Americans and most other cultures, including citizens of our high-crime suburbs. FlagShare LikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 Well if that's not a perfect example of a large group of moderate Muslims in Australiai opposing extremism publicly then I don't know what is. Meanwhile the majority of the comments below prove the islamaphobia and facism in our country. To quote Mercutio from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 'Be Satisfied'. FlagShare 2AliRupeyLikeReply Gordon Gordon Oct 13, 2016 So when are they marching against the current extremism and world wide jihad? FlagShare 2stuartAndersLikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Gordon Can you not read? FlagShare LikeReply stuart stuart Oct 13, 2016 @Gordon Better still when are they going to rise and fight against it, instead of allowing it to come to our communities FlagShare LikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @stuart Do you even understand what is going on in Syria? Wow. Try google for a start. FlagShare LikeReply Miss Miss Oct 13, 2016 Headline should read "SA's Shia Muslims". Why are they all women and children? The males were at the head of the march by any chance? FlagShare 1BrianLikeReply stuart stuart Oct 13, 2016 @Miss Nah, surely the males are off fighting for their rights and what they believe in. FlagShare LikeReply Jenny Jenny Oct 13, 2016 I just wish there wasnt religion and extremism in this world. In theory Religion was suppose to be a peaceful and caring doctrine but it turns out in practice to be the reverse. FlagShare 2RupeyKatiLikeReply Barrie Barrie Oct 13, 2016 @Jenny Jenny may I say with respect for your opinion that it is not religion,but what and how people structure it, or invent it for self interest. The Christian faith is the true faith because it honours God correctly as the Creator of all things. Anything that differs usurps the truth but, I must acknowledge that there are differences in how many see the Christian faith and that is the confusing issue to so many. A true Christian has an ongoing relationship with God and does not require human inbetweens. Conversation with God is a norm and not beholding to those who have self interests and believe that they are the only religion/faith. So many religions are clothed in antiquated and anachronistic rituals and performances that have no place in God's world. I cannot fathom as a mature age and practical theology student, how so many people can deliberately misinterpret the Bible by reading it,yet failing to understand the narrative. They do not understand it yet they preach what they do not understand. That is where the damage has been,as is still being done So Jenny to back to your comment; if people read and sought assistance from people who are not self interested antiquated Bible bashers, then yes, the true Christian religion would change the world. FlagShare LikeReply Brian Brian Oct 13, 2016 @Jenny Extremism of any sort can be readily discerned. They are the ones who do their best to shut down any opposing voice by any means possible while pushing their views as loudly as possible. FlagShare LikeReply Roger Roger Oct 13, 2016 Adam Savage (Mythbusters) is the true prophet, 'I reject your reality and substitute my own' FlagShare 1RupeyLikeReply Martin Martin Oct 13, 2016 When they stop the violence in their community and become interested in being a part of the Australian community I will take them seriously! FlagShare 7stuartKennyAndersjoLikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Martin So here they are denouncing extremism and you're still not satisfied........what exactly is it that you want, a freaking ham sandwich from them? FlagShare 2RupeyPeterLikeReply Tim Tim Oct 13, 2016 "a symbol of peace, freedom, equality and opposition to tyranny." Hilarious, now that my friends is comedy GOLD! FlagShare 5stuartjonayf001ALISONLikeReply Charlotte Charlotte Oct 13, 2016 Actually, yes it is. So if you don't know anything then don't say it. FlagShare LikeReply John John Oct 13, 2016 They could have done with one of these marches in Sydney yesterday. FlagShare 4jonayf001GaryToniLikeReply Ashley Ashley Oct 13, 2016 Allow this, then that and then what ? FlagShare 2DanALISONLikeReply jon jon Oct 13, 2016 @Ashley. So Muslims can't march but everybody else can? FlagShare 3NaomiKatiSueLikeReply Dan Dan Oct 13, 2016 @jon Yeah, but show me another ethnic group that marches for something completely unrelated to our shared Australian history. Do Greeks march in honour of Alexander, or Italians for Julius Caesar? By marching down main street, they're forcing us to stop and recognise some relic of the past to which we share no allegiance or understanding. Why should we be forced to do that? FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Dan @jon Like the xmas pageant you mean? FlagShare LikeReply Sue Sue Oct 13, 2016 @Kati @Dan @jon The Christmas Pageant is actually pretty secular.. very commercial.. It features Santa Claus and a grotto of commercialism not Jesus at the Nativity... is full of storybook characters, not Bible characters, and is held months ahead of the gazetted public holiday ' (which is only one version of Christmas day anyway...) A better analogy would be orthodox or catholic saints day marches & fairs in various suburbs.. or the swimming for the cross at Henley/Grange jetty... Plenty of us would like to rearranged the gazetted holidays.. off of religious dates like Catholic Christmas, Catholic Easter, or culturally difficult dates like Australia (Sydney settlement) Day FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Scott Scott Oct 13, 2016 @Kati @Dan @jon How many people did Santa kill Kati?? FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 13, 2016 @Scott @Kati @Dan @jon Got the Klaus out Scott! FlagShare LikeReply CJR CJR Oct 13, 2016 As an Atheist, I just wanted to get where I was going in the city without being held-up by religious nonsense. FlagShare 8Danjonayf001ALISONLikeReply jon jon Oct 13, 2016 @CJR. It wasn't religious it was in support of not killing people. FlagShare 1KatiLikeReply Eat More Greens Eat More Greens Oct 13, 2016 @jon "It wasn't religious it was in support of not killing people". What was it an earlier poster said about there being none so blind as those who will not see? FlagShare LikeReply Scott Scott Oct 12, 2016 Should be illegal FlagShare 5stuartnayf001ALISONToniLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @Scott The right to celebrate ones heroes and/or religious anniversaries? FlagShare 3NaomiKatiAlLikeReply Ali Ali Oct 12, 2016 @Bob why not in Adelaide most of participants are Australian citizens or residents and we are against ISIS and fully supports world fight against them FlagShare 7JaniceNaomiPeterTrishLikeReply Bob Bob Oct 12, 2016 Oh really? Perhaps they should be fighting oppression in the places they came from instead of Adelaide? FlagShare 12stuartjoALISONRogerLikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Bob Why would they do that when they live here? Are you going to fight injustices in the varied lands your forefathers came from? FlagShare LikeReply Mike 61 Mike 61 Oct 12, 2016 Yep now switch to Europe and see where it ends up. FlagShare 14stuartjonayf001ALISONLikeReply mick mick Oct 12, 2016 @Mike 61 too true mate FlagShare 2nayf001ToniLikeReply Ali Ali Oct 12, 2016 Influence of Imam Hussain (a.s) & Karabala ideology on Nelson Mandela:- Imam Hussain(a.s) and Karbala movement is ideal for all oppressed nations and freedom seeking movements of the world. Even for the Nelson Mandela.According to one of the writings of him Nelson Mandela wrote:- I(Nelson Mandela) has spent more than 20 years in prison, then on one night I decided to surrender by signing all the terms and conditions of government.BUT suddenly I thought about Imam Hussain and Karbala movement and Imam Hussain give me strenght to stand for right of freedom and liberation and I did. FlagShare 4AlSteveFamMarlaLikeReply jack jack Oct 12, 2016 does this mean we can have a Protestant Orange Walk in muslim countries? FlagShare 20stuartjonayf001ALISONLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @jack Or an Easter parade? Or a Christmas pageant? or an ANZAC march? FlagShare 20markstuartKennyjoLikeReply Steve Steve Oct 12, 2016 Well indeed Xmas and Easter is observed in many Countries where the Muslim faith is followed and indeed many 'Muslim' countries would happily support the ANZAC's as so many Australian soldiers fought with Muslims against the likes of Nazi Germany.... FlagShare 5JaniceNaomijonToniLikeReply jon jon Oct 13, 2016 @jack. @Gustav. Why is that important? We're not in those places we're more tolerant, that's why we like it here. FlagShare 2KatijoLikeReply Dan Dan Oct 13, 2016 @Gustav @jack These marches/parades reflect widespread and well understood Australian cultural practice, our collective, shared history. This march does not, that makes it different. FlagShare LikeReply Gordon Gordon Oct 13, 2016 @Steve So you think the Muslims were fighting the Nazi's? Trying to save the Jews perhaps. What history have you been reading? Not this planets. FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Show More Comments John Oct 13, 2016 Note well and understand the points raised by Richard below. It is essential to understand the absolute fact there is NO such thing as a "peaceful" Muslim, they all live by their religion and are only faithful to the Koran. This event is really just a facade and to create a good image in the eyes of the less astute, analogous to the toy run held by the bikies. Both events simply sanitize facts. All religion, especially fundamental, be it Muslim or "christian" is dangerous. Religion is as Huxley correctly observed, the Opium of the masses. More people have died in the name of religion than from any other cause. A fundamental "christian" is just as dangerous as a fundamental Muslim. FlagShare LikeReply Ali Ali Oct 13, 2016 @John Can't it be "moderate religion" like billions of people around the world? You seem to be taking a religious person as equal to a "fundamental" religious person. FYI, a non-religious person here. FlagShare LikeReply Richard Richard Oct 13, 2016 Bernard Humphreys did a great job with his report about the Muslim march in Adelaide commemorating the Battle of Karbala in which Husain ibn Ali (the third Imam of Shia Islam) and his associates were killed by the forces of the oppressive Umayyad caliph, Yazi I (Sunni Muslim), for claiming to be the legitimate Islamic leader due largely to his nepotistic claim to this position (he was the grandson of the prophet Mohammad) despite little support among most Muslims at the time. This commemoration tacitly asserts the legitimacy of Shia Islam while rejecting the legitimacy of Sunni Islam, which is why it historically provokes violence. This commemoration is akin to Catholics holding a march commemorating the slaughter of a martyred Catholic leader and his associates by an oppressive Protestant leader as a result of rejecting his claim to leadership of local Christians who overwhelmingly supported him. Thus a recipe for sectarian violence. What next? Perhaps Muslims might commemorate the Villefranche-de-Rouergue Mutiny in which Muslim members of the13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) mutinied on September 16, 1943, in the French town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue. I imagine them marching down King William Street in Waffen SS uniforms. Readers might like to know that some Christians are planning an annual march commemorating the victims of two Muslim gunmen (Badsha Mahommed Gool, an ice-cream vendor, and Mullah Abdullah, a local imam and halal butcher, who were former camel-drivers) who ambushed a trainload full of Christian sightseers in 1915 (Battle of Broken Hill), murdering men, women and children. They believe the suffering of these martyred Christians and the brutality of the depraved Muslim terrorists must never be forgotten, and believe opposition would amount to a racist-like attack on Christendom driven by hateful Christianphobic bigotry, thus an attack on every Christian in Australia, and tacit support for Islamic terrorism. These Christians believe such a march is a religious duty and a ban would be a monstrous violation of their religious freedom. If the state failed to stop Muslims attacking this march I imagine that this might lead to a brutal conflict lasting generations involving massacres and ethnic cleansing like we see in Syria and Myanmar. Would this be the “blood price” of religious freedom and multiculturism? In closing, public marches that commemorate or celebrate violent conflicts are rightly banned, especially if they are of a sectarian nature that keep alive ancient religious conflicts and naturally lead to violence. The only exception would be secular state run marches that promote social cohesion like Anzac Day. If not then Australia will become increasingly Balkanized and eventually break apart as groups seek safety by creating their own enclaves as conflicts worsen, just as Sudan split with the creation of South Sudan in 2011. FlagShare LikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 13, 2016 @Richard 458 words and not a point to it. FlagShare LikeReply Barrie Barrie Oct 13, 2016 I don't get their reasoning except that they are trying to indicate that they are against Islamic State by recalling an event that occured 1300 years ago. This is Australia and not a place to revive history to prove what a group of moderate Muslims think. They may be moderates but note the dress, and where were the men? I think it was a public relations exercise, nothing more. It is a also a case of Town Hall multiculturalism going one step too far that sets a precedent. FlagShare LikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Barrie I guess it's like us using rememberance day to reflect on the toll war takes and how lucky we are to have peace. FlagShare LikeReply Anders Anders Oct 13, 2016 @Barrie They were protesting against a tyrant. Pardon me for laughing, but it didn't do them much good. In fact, the lefties have themselves screamed that US was wrong for removing tyrants because that's the only form of government that works in the Middle East. How many different ways can you have it? FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Rupey Rupey Oct 13, 2016 But, but, but, Andrew Bolt said Muslims never condemn IS, so this must have been for something else, maybe Global Cooling Andrew?? FlagShare 1KatiLikeReply Brian Brian Oct 13, 2016 @Rupey These are Shia, ISIS are Sunni. There is always conflict between them. Any condemnation involved will be political not moral. FlagShare 1Sam CLikeReply Anders Anders Oct 13, 2016 There is no dichotomy between peaceful Muslims and the Jihadi. There is a progression of devoutness and support for hostility and the use of force, with every point in between occupied. It's exactly the same with Americans and most other cultures, including citizens of our high-crime suburbs. FlagShare LikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 Well if that's not a perfect example of a large group of moderate Muslims in Australiai opposing extremism publicly then I don't know what is. Meanwhile the majority of the comments below prove the islamaphobia and facism in our country. To quote Mercutio from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 'Be Satisfied'. FlagShare 2AliRupeyLikeReply Gordon Gordon Oct 13, 2016 So when are they marching against the current extremism and world wide jihad? FlagShare 2stuartAndersLikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Gordon Can you not read? FlagShare LikeReply stuart stuart Oct 13, 2016 @Gordon Better still when are they going to rise and fight against it, instead of allowing it to come to our communities FlagShare LikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @stuart Do you even understand what is going on in Syria? Wow. Try google for a start. FlagShare LikeReply Miss Miss Oct 13, 2016 Headline should read "SA's Shia Muslims". Why are they all women and children? The males were at the head of the march by any chance? FlagShare 1BrianLikeReply stuart stuart Oct 13, 2016 @Miss Nah, surely the males are off fighting for their rights and what they believe in. FlagShare LikeReply Jenny Jenny Oct 13, 2016 I just wish there wasnt religion and extremism in this world. In theory Religion was suppose to be a peaceful and caring doctrine but it turns out in practice to be the reverse. FlagShare 2RupeyKatiLikeReply Barrie Barrie Oct 13, 2016 @Jenny Jenny may I say with respect for your opinion that it is not religion,but what and how people structure it, or invent it for self interest. The Christian faith is the true faith because it honours God correctly as the Creator of all things. Anything that differs usurps the truth but, I must acknowledge that there are differences in how many see the Christian faith and that is the confusing issue to so many. A true Christian has an ongoing relationship with God and does not require human inbetweens. Conversation with God is a norm and not beholding to those who have self interests and believe that they are the only religion/faith. So many religions are clothed in antiquated and anachronistic rituals and performances that have no place in God's world. I cannot fathom as a mature age and practical theology student, how so many people can deliberately misinterpret the Bible by reading it,yet failing to understand the narrative. They do not understand it yet they preach what they do not understand. That is where the damage has been,as is still being done So Jenny to back to your comment; if people read and sought assistance from people who are not self interested antiquated Bible bashers, then yes, the true Christian religion would change the world. FlagShare LikeReply Brian Brian Oct 13, 2016 @Jenny Extremism of any sort can be readily discerned. They are the ones who do their best to shut down any opposing voice by any means possible while pushing their views as loudly as possible. FlagShare LikeReply Roger Roger Oct 13, 2016 Adam Savage (Mythbusters) is the true prophet, 'I reject your reality and substitute my own' FlagShare 1RupeyLikeReply Martin Martin Oct 13, 2016 When they stop the violence in their community and become interested in being a part of the Australian community I will take them seriously! FlagShare 7stuartKennyAndersjoLikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Martin So here they are denouncing extremism and you're still not satisfied........what exactly is it that you want, a freaking ham sandwich from them? FlagShare 2RupeyPeterLikeReply Tim Tim Oct 13, 2016 "a symbol of peace, freedom, equality and opposition to tyranny." Hilarious, now that my friends is comedy GOLD! FlagShare 5stuartjonayf001ALISONLikeReply Charlotte Charlotte Oct 13, 2016 Actually, yes it is. So if you don't know anything then don't say it. FlagShare LikeReply John John Oct 13, 2016 They could have done with one of these marches in Sydney yesterday. FlagShare 4jonayf001GaryToniLikeReply Ashley Ashley Oct 13, 2016 Allow this, then that and then what ? FlagShare 2DanALISONLikeReply jon jon Oct 13, 2016 @Ashley. So Muslims can't march but everybody else can? FlagShare 3NaomiKatiSueLikeReply Dan Dan Oct 13, 2016 @jon Yeah, but show me another ethnic group that marches for something completely unrelated to our shared Australian history. Do Greeks march in honour of Alexander, or Italians for Julius Caesar? By marching down main street, they're forcing us to stop and recognise some relic of the past to which we share no allegiance or understanding. Why should we be forced to do that? FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Dan @jon Like the xmas pageant you mean? FlagShare LikeReply Sue Sue Oct 13, 2016 @Kati @Dan @jon The Christmas Pageant is actually pretty secular.. very commercial.. It features Santa Claus and a grotto of commercialism not Jesus at the Nativity... is full of storybook characters, not Bible characters, and is held months ahead of the gazetted public holiday ' (which is only one version of Christmas day anyway...) A better analogy would be orthodox or catholic saints day marches & fairs in various suburbs.. or the swimming for the cross at Henley/Grange jetty... Plenty of us would like to rearranged the gazetted holidays.. off of religious dates like Catholic Christmas, Catholic Easter, or culturally difficult dates like Australia (Sydney settlement) Day FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Scott Scott Oct 13, 2016 @Kati @Dan @jon How many people did Santa kill Kati?? FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 13, 2016 @Scott @Kati @Dan @jon Got the Klaus out Scott! FlagShare LikeReply CJR CJR Oct 13, 2016 As an Atheist, I just wanted to get where I was going in the city without being held-up by religious nonsense. FlagShare 8Danjonayf001ALISONLikeReply jon jon Oct 13, 2016 @CJR. It wasn't religious it was in support of not killing people. FlagShare 1KatiLikeReply Eat More Greens Eat More Greens Oct 13, 2016 @jon "It wasn't religious it was in support of not killing people". What was it an earlier poster said about there being none so blind as those who will not see? FlagShare LikeReply Scott Scott Oct 12, 2016 Should be illegal FlagShare 5stuartnayf001ALISONToniLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @Scott The right to celebrate ones heroes and/or religious anniversaries? FlagShare 3NaomiKatiAlLikeReply Ali Ali Oct 12, 2016 @Bob why not in Adelaide most of participants are Australian citizens or residents and we are against ISIS and fully supports world fight against them FlagShare 7JaniceNaomiPeterTrishLikeReply Bob Bob Oct 12, 2016 Oh really? Perhaps they should be fighting oppression in the places they came from instead of Adelaide? FlagShare 12stuartjoALISONRogerLikeReply Kati Kati Oct 13, 2016 @Bob Why would they do that when they live here? Are you going to fight injustices in the varied lands your forefathers came from? FlagShare LikeReply Mike 61 Mike 61 Oct 12, 2016 Yep now switch to Europe and see where it ends up. FlagShare 14stuartjonayf001ALISONLikeReply mick mick Oct 12, 2016 @Mike 61 too true mate FlagShare 2nayf001ToniLikeReply Ali Ali Oct 12, 2016 Influence of Imam Hussain (a.s) & Karabala ideology on Nelson Mandela:- Imam Hussain(a.s) and Karbala movement is ideal for all oppressed nations and freedom seeking movements of the world. Even for the Nelson Mandela.According to one of the writings of him Nelson Mandela wrote:- I(Nelson Mandela) has spent more than 20 years in prison, then on one night I decided to surrender by signing all the terms and conditions of government.BUT suddenly I thought about Imam Hussain and Karbala movement and Imam Hussain give me strenght to stand for right of freedom and liberation and I did. FlagShare 4AlSteveFamMarlaLikeReply jack jack Oct 12, 2016 does this mean we can have a Protestant Orange Walk in muslim countries? FlagShare 20stuartjonayf001ALISONLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @jack Or an Easter parade? Or a Christmas pageant? or an ANZAC march? FlagShare 20markstuartKennyjoLikeReply Steve Steve Oct 12, 2016 Well indeed Xmas and Easter is observed in many Countries where the Muslim faith is followed and indeed many 'Muslim' countries would happily support the ANZAC's as so many Australian soldiers fought with Muslims against the likes of Nazi Germany.... FlagShare 5JaniceNaomijonToniLikeReply jon jon Oct 13, 2016 @jack. @Gustav. Why is that important? We're not in those places we're more tolerant, that's why we like it here. FlagShare 2KatijoLikeReply Dan Dan Oct 13, 2016 @Gustav @jack These marches/parades reflect widespread and well understood Australian cultural practice, our collective, shared history. This march does not, that makes it different. FlagShare LikeReply Gordon Gordon Oct 13, 2016 @Steve So you think the Muslims were fighting the Nazi's? Trying to save the Jews perhaps. What history have you been reading? Not this planets. FlagShare 1stuartLikeReply Ali Ali Oct 12, 2016 Ali Walay "I learned from Hussain how to be wronged and be a winner, I learnt from Hussain how to attain victory while being oppressed." Mahatma Gandhi FlagShare 5KatiAlSteveFamLikeReply Eric Eric Oct 12, 2016 So they have the same issues that the Irish Protestants and Catholics do? Isn't all religion just a total waste of time and effort? FlagShare 15SuejoJennyALISONLikeReply Steven Steven Oct 12, 2016 @Eric You aren't being asked to join in are you? FlagShare 4jonadrianMarlaMichelleLikeReply Janice Janice Oct 13, 2016 @Eric no FlagShare LikeReply Tiger Tiger Oct 12, 2016 Nice that their welfare cheques afford them the luxury of taking time out for a leisurely stroll and a day in the park. FlagShare 17stuartGillianjonayf001LikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @Tiger Based on What? They look unemployed / all muslims dont work/ you just don't like them? FlagShare 11KatiNaomiPeterTrishLikeReply moga moga Oct 12, 2016 @Tiger They look well-fed. They are probably not out splurging the dole money on ice. FlagShare 3NaomiAlMarkLikeReply Sylvia Sylvia Oct 13, 2016 @Tiger I betja you wouldn't be saying the same thing when zillions of people line he streets for useless events such as 'welcoming home our Olympic champions' or other silly sporting events.... FlagShare 1jonLikeReply jon jon Oct 13, 2016 @Tiger. How can you even make that assumption? FlagShare 1KatiLikeReply Matthew Matthew Oct 12, 2016 This is not terrorism, it's just part of their religion. FlagShare 7jonAlFamMaryLikeReply Mike 61 Mike 61 Oct 12, 2016 @Matthew Now go and study their religion and you'll find out all about such things as jizyya and taqiyya etc.... very enlightening. FlagShare 7nayf001BrianGaryToniLikeReply Kath Kath Oct 12, 2016 My understanding of this holiday is in fact that it is memoriam of a grandson of the Prophet who was not chosen to succeed. He disagreed with who was chosen to succeed and chose to stand against him and given it was 4000 against 72 they were massacred. Not convinced this is as simple as 'he fought against the ancient predecessors of ISIS'...that might be misleading. Probably has more to do with the Shiite v Sunni argument. FlagShare 11stuartSueALISONToniLikeReply Fam Fam Oct 12, 2016 More than 30000 against 72-140 ( as per different resources) . Read about Yazid bin Muwayia and you will know why Imam Hussein (AS) stood against the evil. Shia and Sunni are united against ISIS and Alqaida ( Wahabi ideology ). ISIS hate Shia Muslims the most and have been killing them all over the world mercilessly. FlagShare 2PeterAlLikeReply Eat More Greens Eat More Greens Oct 12, 2016 @Fam "Shia and Sunni are united against ISIS and Alqaida ( Wahabi ideology)". You speak with the air of someone who is an authority Fam, but on this you are clearly wrong. There is a substantial Sunni constituency in the ME who support IS and this has been well documented and reported. I'm also intrigued by the suggestion Shia and Sunni Muslims are united on anything - that's certainly not the impression we get from the world media. Perhaps you could provide a bit more detail on the 'unity' between Sunni and Shia and how that is manifested? FlagShare 10stuartnayf001RogerToniLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @Eat More Greens @Fam "certainly not the impression we get from the world media." Surely you are not that naive EMG. I applaud Fam for bothering to actually research. Knowledge is the enemy of intolerance and ignorance and needs to be encouraged. FlagShare 3PeterAlFamLikeReply Eat More Greens Eat More Greens Oct 12, 2016 @Gustav @Eat More Greens @Fam You applaud Fam even if she's wrong? FlagShare 2nayf001ToniLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @Eat More Greens @Gustav @Fam Right and wrong truth and lies black and white us and them .....the inability of many to see anything but opposites. The reality is that harmony and equilibrium lies in the middle ground. FlagShare 5KatiPeterdavidAlLikeReply Eat More Greens Eat More Greens Oct 12, 2016 @Gustav @Eat More Greens @Fam Thanks Gustav, I truly enjoyed that! FlagShare LikeReply The watchman The watchman Oct 13, 2016 @Fam Shia and Sunni are united against ISIS and Alqaida ( Wahabi ideology ). ...rubbish. Alqaeda are Sunni. Fact. FlagShare 4stuartnayf001ToniEat More GreensLikeReply The watchman The watchman Oct 13, 2016 @Gustav @Eat More Greens @Fam Where do you live? Utopia? FlagShare 1adamLikeReply Michael Michael Oct 13, 2016 Fact. You like that word. FlagShare LikeReply Nima Nima Oct 13, 2016 @The watchman Its all about POLITICAL control over Islam, and not religious. Saudi Arabia declared themselves the center of world Islam because they house Mecca whereas Iran suggest they have the 'Supreme Leader' so they should be the leaders... and there started decades of wars for power... nothing to do with religion. FlagShare LikeReply rod rod Oct 12, 2016 Christians and Muslim's have murdered millions over the centuries. FlagShare 3JennyAladrianLikeReply Derek Derek Oct 12, 2016 @rod People have KILLED other people in the NAME of RELIGION, regardless of persuasion, Sometimes Religion is just a byproduct of the original argument ? FlagShare 11Peternayf001BrianjonLikeReply jim jim Oct 12, 2016 The only reason why you have so much freedom these days is because of Christianity Rod, never forget that while you use your freedom to bag it FlagShare 22Gilliannayf001ToniBrianLikeReply Steven Steven Oct 12, 2016 @Derek @rod Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Mussolini - all declared Atheists - killed millions in the name of their demented ideas. FlagShare 12BrianBAlNotPCLikeReply Kevin Kevin Oct 12, 2016 @rod More have been murdered by atheists than people killed in the name of religion. Look at Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. So your assertion is nothing more than nonsense. In fact it is all in the name of politics. Religion is simply a tool. Hitler used it against the Jews. ISIS is using it against the west and fellow Muslims. Stop the stupid - look what religion caused - argument and look at it objectively. It is all about politics and power. FlagShare 9BrianjonAlMLikeReply joey joey Oct 12, 2016 @Rod....And Atheists, Plumbers, Electricians, lawyers, actors, polo players have killed people as well...is it individuals that kill "ROD"..or are the plumbers taught at tafe... FlagShare 2jonRossLikeReply Gillian Gillian Oct 12, 2016 @rod Christians do not advocate for the loss of freedom and liberty like islam does. Islam practices apostasy, and death, violence and intimidation is par for the course if you insult of prophet. And we are talking NOW, in this day and age, across all countries and races that practice this cult like religion. FlagShare 11stuartnayf001ToniBrianLikeReply Mark Mark Oct 12, 2016 @Gillian @rod Read the O T. Especially Leviticus and the rest of the Torah ( 1st 5 books in our Old Testament). FlagShare 2AlFamLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @Gillian @rod I think you forget the first word of your rant Gillian........Modern Christians...... FlagShare 2AlFamLikeReply Bob Bob Oct 12, 2016 @Steven @Derek @rod But I hear they were all very kind to their mothers! FlagShare 3SuejonAlLikeReply Sue Sue Oct 13, 2016 @Gillian @rod So those Christians who kill to prevent abortion, or those who wont accept homosexuals into their congregation, or those who prevent the use of contraception ensuring poverty, disease & overpopulation in emerging nations aren't advocating any loss of liberty or freedom? Their fundamentalism seeks to make others conform to their version of 'truth' for their own good just like any other cults' extremist nutters. Total separation of religion and law is the only way to keep the 'my deity is right and your is wrong' powergrab form causing misery.. Note... absolute dictators make themselves the deity and their cult of personality is in the same bag as organised religion, so don't argue Mao, PoloPot and Stalin and Hitler... FlagShare LikeReply jim jim Oct 13, 2016 I don't know about Christians killing people to prevent abortion but there's a good reason why they don't let homosexuals into their congregation and they shouldn't be forced to accept them because wouldn't that be going against your argument? After all isn't that their "truth" for their own good? Also yes Christians love life so of course they're against abortion and contraception, far out wear some protection or don't have sex if you don't want a kid, get some self control. FlagShare LikeReply Derek Derek Oct 12, 2016 Did they march in Syria ?or are they only allowed to march in a FREE world. Lucky they are allowed here to do that then! Must watch the World News to see all the fighting stopped in Aleppo? just googled NOPE? We are a Great country FlagShare 12stuartnayf001ToniNotPCLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @Derek And that very freedom is what will eventually win against the radicals.. FlagShare 3jonAlFamLikeReply Bob Bob Oct 12, 2016 @Gustav @Derek Be careful.....You'll get locked up saying things like that! FlagShare LikeReply NotPC NotPC Oct 12, 2016 @Gustav @Derek Yes we will just design a useless hashtag and place some flowers somewhere ... that will bring ace and stop the murderers! FlagShare 1ToniLikeReply Gillian Gillian Oct 12, 2016 Never mind that IS are following Islam by the word. FlagShare 5stuartnayf001ToniBrianLikeReply Gustav Gustav Oct 12, 2016 @Gillian Or as interpreted by their Imams. Therein lies the problem. FlagShare 3KatiAlFamLikeReply Brian Brian Oct 13, 2016 @Gustav @Gillian True, but these Imams seem to have little trouble convincing other Muslims of the truth of their interpretation, so it can't be far off. And this applies in Australia as much as in Syria! FlagShare 2stuartToniLikeReply Sandy D. Sandy D. Oct 12, 2016 Couldn't they simply have had some sort of lunch in the park? FlagShare 7nayf001ToniRossadamLikeReply jon jon Oct 13, 2016 @Sandy D. Why because it suits you? FlagShare 1KatiLikeReply Sandy D. Sandy D. Oct 13, 2016 Food would have been good and traffic not disrupted. FlagShare LikeReply Show More Comments

Monday, October 10, 2016

Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 Production as Battery Problems Linger

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI, CHOE SANG-HUN and VINDU GOELOCT. 10, 2016 Trying out the Galaxy Note 7 in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung’s decision came after major mobile carriers in the United States said they would stop issuing Note 7 devices because of safety concerns. Credit Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters In 1995, furious over quality problems with one of his company’s mobile phones, Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of Samsung and arguably the most famous businessman in South Korea, set a pile of 150,000 defective phones on fire outside a factory. The phone bonfire became a turning point for Samsung’s two-decade rise from an electronics maker associated with inexpensive knockoffs to one considered a leader in product quality, design and sales. But to the company’s critics, that employee motivational moment has also served as a wry historical foreshadowing of safety problems with one of Samsung’s top-selling smartphones. The company has temporarily halted production of its Galaxy Note 7, a high-end answer to the latest iPhones from Apple, a person familiar with the decision said on Monday. In a statement, the company also asked retailers and telecommunication carriers to stop selling the phones until the problem is fixed, and said “consumers with either an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 device should power down and stop using the device.” The phone has been blamed for at least one house fire, a burning Jeep and several alarming moments on planes when the devices started smoking mid-flight. The Federal Aviation Administration is so concerned that airline passengers are routinely warned that they should not turn on or charge the Galaxy Note 7 during a flight or stow the phone in checked baggage. Southwest Airlines, which had to evacuate a plane on Wednesday after a Samsung phone caught fire, said the details of the incident are still being investigated. AT&T Will Stop Exchanging Fire-Prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7s OCT. 9, 2016 TECH TIP What to Do if You Have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 SEPT. 16, 2016 Samsung Stumbles in Race to Recall Troubled Phones SEPT. 15, 2016 Samsung to Recall 2.5 Million Galaxy Note 7s Over Battery Fires SEPT. 2, 2016 The decision to stop selling the Galaxy Note 7 comes just five weeks after Samsung said it would recall 2.5 million of them — the largest ever in the smartphone industry — after early reports of battery fires. Samsung had said it believed it had identified the issue, and allowed consumers to trade in their phones for new ones. But production was halted after the four major United States carriers said they would stop selling or replacing Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of additional reports of fires, including with the replacement models. Three of Australia’s biggest telecom companies — Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Australia — said they had stopped shipping Galaxy Note 7 phones to customers after reports that the replacement model had caught fire in the United States. The company said it hoped to provide an update within a month. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission praised Samsung’s move and urged consumers to stop using the phone. The missteps by Samsung, the world’s top seller of smartphones, have given a rare opportunity to competitors like Apple to close the gap with the South Korean giant as the holiday shopping season approaches. “We believe this incident has destroyed billions of dollars of Samsung brand value,” said Laura Martin, a technology analyst with Needham & Company. “The consumer says, ‘Which one blows up? I’m just going to stay away from Samsung.’” The Galaxy Note 7 featured a higher-capacity battery to help its increasingly sophisticated features, like an iris scanner for added security. It also supported fast wireless charging technologies. It was the most expensive phone offered by Samsung, putting it in direct competition with Apple’s iPhone. “Definitely, Apple is the biggest beneficiary” of Samsung’s problems, said Linda Sui, a director at research firm Strategy Analytics. AT&T on the Samsung Recall Ralph de la Vega, the vice chairman of AT&T, discusses the company’s announcement that it would stop selling or replacing Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of reports of fires. By CNBC on Publish Date October 10, 2016. What’s more, Google, the company whose Android software runs on nearly all of Samsung’s smartphones, is now pushing harder to sell its own phones. Last week, Google unveiled the Pixel — the first smartphone that it designed and manufactured. At the same time, aggressive smartphone manufacturers like Huawei and Xiaomi are looking for ways to expand beyond their footholds in China to compete with Samsung all over the world. It is difficult to say what the impact of the phone problems will be on the company’s overall sales. Before the recall, the research firm Strategy Analytics had estimated that Samsung would sell 15 million Note 7 units in 2016. But now, the firm is estimating that Samsung, with about $180 billion in annual revenue, could lose more than $10 billion from the ongoing troubles. Samsung’s reputation is already taking a big hit online, according to an analysis by Spredfast, a social media marketing firm that helps businesses analyze chatter on Twitter and other social networks. Since the Note 7’s problems began to receive widespread attention, negative Twitter messages about the device rose 450 percent compared to the previous five and a half weeks, the company said. “While this is itself a huge problem for Samsung, we also found a steep 186 percent rise in negative sentiment about Samsung itself,” Chris Kerns, Spredfast’s vice president of research and insights said in a statement. “Digging deeper, it’s clear that this is not just an isolated issue with one product, but is, in fact, a full-blown brand crisis.” Like many Asian companies, Samsung struggled for years to establish a strong reputation in the West. Shortly after Apple introduced the iPhone, Samsung went headlong into the smartphone market. Samsung had been gaining some ground in high-end smartphones with its latest Galaxy S phones, which have curved edges and offer a premium feel over the company’s budget phones. When it released the Galaxy Note 7 in August — with its 5.7-inch screen and a price tag exceeding $800 — it was supposed to add to that momentum. The recurring problem has led industry experts to wonder whether the problem went beyond sloppy production and resulted from a faulty battery or software design. Technology companies are hardly immune to manufacturing issues. In 1994, Intel was forced to recall its flagship Pentium chip because of a mathematical mistake built into it. Dell recalled more than 4 million laptop computers in 2006 because of exploding lithium ion batteries produced by Sony. And companies like Fitibit and Microsoft have had manufacturing problems over the years. Companies with strong brands can withstand product quality problems. Over a two-year span starting in 2009, Toyota recalled about 9 million cars because of issues related to sudden, unintended acceleration. Its chief executive appeared before Congress, and Toyota paid a $1.2 billion fine to the Justice Department for concealing information about defects from consumers and government officials. In 2015, Toyota was the world’s largest automaker. Samsung is counting on customers like Justin Brooke of Cooper City, Fla., whose family owns three Note 7 phones as well as Samsung televisions and tablets, to stay loyal to the brand. Mr. Brooke said he thinks the fire risk has been overblown. He loves the Note 7’s big screen and pen feature, which he uses to critique websites for his advertising training business, DMBI Online. “For me as a business owner, it’s the most productive phone on the market,” he said. Still, he admitted to some apprehension. He said his family never charges the batteries on their phones to 100 percent to reduce the risk of overheating. “Maybe we’re in denial,” he said. He said his father asked him for a phone recommendation on Sunday night, and he recommended another Samsung model, the S7, which has not been implicated in the fires, or a Google Pixel phone. Michelle Innis contributed reporting.