Thursday, May 8, 2008

Kenyan leaders in call for peace

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has called for reconciliation during a tour of the Rift Valley, the area hardest hit by post-election violence.

Mr Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who were on a joint visit to the region, said those displaced by the unrest would soon be able to go home.

A BBC correspondent said local people welcomed the visit, but felt resettlement should not be rushed.

About 1,500 people died in clashes after December's presidential poll.

A further 600,000 were displaced, and 140,000 people are still homeless.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Visiting Australia

It's funny whenever a holiday is planned, most people just take things into considerations as they are glad to get away as quick as possible. It is only when they get to the place of destination they regret on their not planning their vacation...infact; some of them have the misfortune to arrive at this decision while traveling itself.....

Basically, when we plan for a holiday or a getaway, there are many things we need to take into consideration, from booking a flight, hotels, renting a car and many other associated hassles. So, next time prior to departure, make sure you have everything in order

Australia has been my favorite vacation spot and also for many travelers.

And travelers going to Australia would want some travel information and facts about what to expect from traveling to Australia, before setting forth. Now, prior to planning a trip to Australia, try and visit online hotels and try and find the best prices and make your trip more affordable as they would generally have the best deals on hotels. These spots are the perfect guide for choosing the lowest rate hotels in Australia.

Sydney is one of the best locations in Australia and it is the large city and been home for the finest hotels. Also it has one the most beautiful buildings in the World - The Sydney Opera House. The Opera House lies on a small peninsula close to the impressive Harbour Bridge and is the ideal place to relax, enjoy the scenery and dine alfresco. The city is so big and there a lot more to see like Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Circular Quay, Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo, The Rocks, Potts Point...the list is endless. Sydney is the second largest city in Australia and offers some of Australia's best cuisine for eating and drinking, historic arcades full of boutiques and cafes. Hotels in Sydney are the ideal way to relax and unwind and enjoy one of Australia's most cosmopolitan cities.

Melbourne is also the perfect vacation spot for travelers who want to see more of Australia's beautiful spots. Melbourne city is home for shopping and they can enjoy watching spectacular sea and wild life scenery. On the other hand, Brisbane is the third largest city and it is the capital of Queensland. The Portside Wharf is quite amazing and it is a must see place in Brisbane.

Being a popular tourist destination, Perth in Australia has also emerged as the home to a number of hotels. Perth also has the distinction of being the most isolated metropolitan in the world. Today the city attracts travelers from different parts of the world for its attractions and caters the visitors with the warm hotels and well knitted transport network to make their stay memorable. The city is a blend of modernity and scenic beauty.

It is said that a vacation really becomes your home away from home. It's never as comfortable as the real thing, but a great place to stay always makes your trip definitely more enjoyable. Whatever may be your choices, all you want is a stress free and fun holiday. It is until you experience the speed breaker, you contemplate that you should have planned better. Don't wait until then....

Any time is a good time to be in Australia. The city has a comfortable average temperature of 22 degrees throughout the year. Its endless sun baked horizons to dense tropical rain forest to chilly southern beaches. Scattered along the coasts, its cities blend a European enthusiasm for art and food with a laid-back love of sport and the outdoors. Imagine, going to see a sophisticated opera in Sydney one night and meet Crocodile Dundee the next night!

Try and visit it someday.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

One of a kind

After a restrained start, the opening night of Stewart Lee’s comedy heroes series certainly made its mark. Lee compered with his slow-burn satire and support act Simon Munnery garnered respectable giggles as punk pamphleteer Alan Parker but it was Johnny Vegas who ignited proceedings by diving into the audience.

The slimmer, newly divorced Vegas showed no sign of ring-rustiness. Despite his success, he was still the same savage tornado of shameless self-loathing, bitterness and regret that rocketed him to prominence in the Nineties. Only his trademark pottery wheel was missing............................

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News-Clip Courtesy : By Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

Monday, May 5, 2008

Microsoft to pass on buying Yahoo

Microsoft Corp. has withdrawn its $42.3 billion bid to buy Yahoo Inc., scrapping an attempt to snap up the tarnished Internet icon in hopes of toppling online search and advertising leader Google Inc.

The decision to walk away from the deal came Saturday after last-ditch efforts to negotiate a mutually acceptable sale price proved unsuccessful.

Microsoft was willing to pay $47.5 billion, or $33 per share, up from the bid's current value of $29.40 per share, according to a letter from Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang

"Clearly a deal is not to be," Ballmer said

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Search for lost plane

THE coast guard is searching for a small plane carrying four British businessmen that vanished off the coast of northeastern Brazil.

A major coastal search is under way for the plane, which disappeared minutes before it was due to land at Ilheus yesterday.

Staff at the city's airport said today that four aircraft were looking for the plane, which made its last call to air traffic controllers when it was 15 miles away from its destination.

The flight was operated by Aero Star, a small charter firm based in Salvador, in the north-eastern Brazilian province of Bahia, around 750 miles north of Rio de Janeiro.

The twin-engined Cessna 310 is one of nine planes in the company's fleet.

Set up in 1995, Aero Star offers scenic flights out of Salvador airport, as well as charter services around Brazil.

The company's website says its pilots have more than 10,000 hours of flying experience.

Ellen Duarte, business manager for Aero Star, said the plane disappeared just nine minutes before it was to land.

The weather was good, she added, and the two Brazilian pilots had not reported any problems with the aircraft

News Clip courtesy : The Sun

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