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Re: Sett&Hørt
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2013, 23:53:26 »

MoC cancels instructions that prevent exporting Iraqi books abroad
Sunday, 09 June 2013 23:48

"In order to promote Iraqi writers and encourage them to write and publish their art, herewith a copy of Ministry's decree no. 12031 dated on 22/4/2013 which stipulates to cancel all instructions prevent exporting books of Iraqi writers abroad,'' according to the decree of MoC.

http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35524:moc-cancels-instructions-that-prevent-exporting-iraqi-books-abroad&catid=39:genral-news&Itemid=48

"SOOOONer than expected" fra Bagdad.
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Re: Sett&Hørt
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2013, 08:28:46 »

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (AIM: GKP)
("Gulf Keystone" or "the Company")

Approval of Shaikan Field Development Plan
(hentet fra GKP-forumet)
Gulf Keystone, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is delighted to announce that the Field Development Plan for the Shaikan field, a world class commercial discovery, is now approved.

Todd F. Kozel, Chairman and CEO of Gulf Keystone, commented:

"This is an historic moment in the evolution of the Company. Gulf Keystone is now fully permitted to commence production from the Shaikan field and this represents a key milestone in the Company's growth. We have been a pioneer in the region from the outset and this milestone reconfirms our pioneering spirit and our desire to lead the upstream oil industry in Kurdistan"

"The initial production capacity will start in the coming weeks, steadily increasing to 20,000 barrels oil per day (bopd) and then quickly progressing to 40,000 bopd on the completion of the second production facility. This will increase to 150,000 bopd within 3 years and 250,000 bopd by 2018.

This is an enormous achievement by the GKP team who have worked so long and hard to achieve this goal and have forged such strong links within the Kurdistan Region, at all levels"

A spokesman of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq said:

"Gulf Keystone has done outstanding work during the exploration phase, exceeding its minimum contractual requirements from two wells to seven wells, and making substantial progress in defining and delineating the Shaikan field."

Production from the Shaikan block will play a crucial role in helping the Kurdistan Region to achieve its overall oil export targets of one million barrels per day by the end of 2015, and two million barrels per day by the end of the decade."

The MNR spokesman added: "The Ministry of Natural Resources looks forward to working with Gulf Keystone, and its partner in the block Kalegran, to continue to achieve Shaikan's production targets."

The full Announcement from the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is reproduced in full below:

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Natural Resources announces key milestone for the Shaikan oilfield

26 June 2013

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - The Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that it has today approved the field development plan for the Shaikan block, operated by Gulf Keystone.

This is an important milestone in the development of one of the Kurdistan Regions' most important oilfields.

A Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) spokesman said: "Gulf Keystone has done outstanding work during the exploration phase, exceeding its minimum contractual requirements from two wells to seven wells, and making substantial progress in defining and delineating the Shaikan field."

Production from the Shaikan block will play a crucial role in helping the Kurdistan Region to achieve its overall oil export targets of one million barrels per day by the end of 2015, and two million barrels per day by the end of the decade.

Shaikan's production capacity in the first phase , which will start in the coming weeks, will be 40,000 barrels per day (bpd), increasing to 150,000 bpd in the next three years and 250,000 bpd by 2018.

The MNR spokesman added: "The Ministry of Natural Resources looks forward to working with Gulf Keystone, and its partner in the block Kalegran, to continue to achieve Shaikan's production targets."

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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (AIM: GKP)
("Gulf Keystone" or "the Company")

Approval of Shaikan Field Development Plan
Gulf Keystone, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is delighted to announce that the Field Development Plan for the Shaikan field, a world class commercial discovery, is now approved.

Todd F. Kozel, Chairman and CEO of Gulf Keystone, commented:

"This is an historic moment in the evolution of the Company. Gulf Keystone is now fully permitted to commence production from the Shaikan field and this represents a key milestone in the Company's growth. We have been a pioneer in the region from the outset and this milestone reconfirms our pioneering spirit and our desire to lead the upstream oil industry in Kurdistan"

"The initial production capacity will start in the coming weeks, steadily increasing to 20,000 barrels oil per day (bopd) and then quickly progressing to 40,000 bopd on the completion of the second production facility. This will increase to 150,000 bopd within 3 years and 250,000 bopd by 2018.

This is an enormous achievement by the GKP team who have worked so long and hard to achieve this goal and have forged such strong links within the Kurdistan Region, at all levels"

A spokesman of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq said:

"Gulf Keystone has done outstanding work during the exploration phase, exceeding its minimum contractual requirements from two wells to seven wells, and making substantial progress in defining and delineating the Shaikan field."

Production from the Shaikan block will play a crucial role in helping the Kurdistan Region to achieve its overall oil export targets of one million barrels per day by the end of 2015, and two million barrels per day by the end of the decade."

The MNR spokesman added: "The Ministry of Natural Resources looks forward to working with Gulf Keystone, and its partner in the block Kalegran, to continue to achieve Shaikan's production targets."

The full Announcement from the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is reproduced in full below:

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Natural Resources announces key milestone for the Shaikan oilfield

26 June 2013

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - The Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that it has today approved the field development plan for the Shaikan block, operated by Gulf Keystone.

This is an important milestone in the development of one of the Kurdistan Regions' most important oilfields.

A Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) spokesman said: "Gulf Keystone has done outstanding work during the exploration phase, exceeding its minimum contractual requirements from two wells to seven wells, and making substantial progress in defining and delineating the Shaikan field."

Production from the Shaikan block will play a crucial role in helping the Kurdistan Region to achieve its overall oil export targets of one million barrels per day by the end of 2015, and two million barrels per day by the end of the decade.

Shaikan's production capacity in the first phase , which will start in the coming weeks, will be 40,000 barrels per day (bpd), increasing to 150,000 bpd in the next three years and 250,000 bpd by 2018.

The MNR spokesman added: "The Ministry of Natural Resources looks forward to working with Gulf Keystone, and its partner in the block Kalegran, to continue to achieve Shaikan's production targets."

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Re: Sett&Hørt
« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2013, 10:33:54 »
Norske myndigheter er nå i ferd med å få innsikt i BGL sine Jersey transaksjoner, skatteforhold mm.

Court of Appeal
26 June 2013
 
Before     :
Sir Michael Birt, Kt., Bailiff, sitting as a single judge.

Between
Volaw Trust & Corporate Services Limited
First Appellant
 
Mr Berge Gerdt Larsen
Second Appellant

And
 
The Office of the Comptroller of Taxes
Respondent
 
Application for a special sitting of the Court of Appeal.
Advocate A. D. Hoy for the First Appellant.
Advocate J. Harvey-Hills for the Second Appellant.
Advocate J. D. Kelleher for the Respondent.

JUDGMENT

THE bailiff:
1.            I am sitting as a single judge of the Court of Appeal and have before me an application by the Comptroller of Taxes (“the Comptroller”) for a special sitting of the Court of Appeal. I have received written representations from the parties who have agreed that I should deal with the matter on the papers.

http://www.jerseylaw.je/judgments/unreportedjudgments/documents/display.aspx?url=2013/13-06-26_Volaw_and_Larsen-v-Comptroller_of_Income_Tax_JCA_130.htm

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Re: Sett&Hørt
« Reply #63 on: July 13, 2013, 15:17:28 »
"A girl named Kurdistan", en vandrehistorie, eller kanskje også sann: 

A Kurdish girl named Kurdistan need to pass the Turkish border for the first time. When asked for her name and passport by a Turkish officer, she is so afraid of the Turkish reaction to the word Kurdistan even as a name, that she answers: "‘My name is Northern Iraq”.     



Turkish Supreme Court allows couple to name their baby girl Kürdistan
Saturday,July 13 2013SANLIURFA – Dogan News Agency

The Supreme Court upheld an appeal allowing a Kurdish couple to name their baby girl "Kürdistan" on July 13.

“Every person is obligated to have a name. The right of choosing a name that identifies with the person’s life and becomes an indistinguishable part of its personality is a fundamental individual right, guaranteed by the Constitution,” the Supreme Court said in its ruling.

A local civil registry had filed a complaint in 2011 against the Toprak family living in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa’s Hilvan district on the basis that the name could “offend the society.” The local court ruled in favor of the complainant, changing the baby girl’s name to “Helin.”
 
“According to the laws, the right of naming their children belongs to the parents. The fact that the name has a foreign origin does not justify that it has to change. Furthermore, a court cannot legally change the name ex officio to Helin, removing the use of an individual right,” the Supreme Court’s ruling also said.
 
Due to the fact that it was the name given by the Kurdish population to their land, the word “Kürdistan” had long been a taboo in Turkey. The term is still not officially used to designate a geographic region although its legitimacy has become more accepted in Turkish society in recent years.
 
‘Historic decision’
The family’s lawyer Bekir Benek said that the decision was “historic,” especially during the ongoing Kurdish peace process launched over six months ago. “Such a decision, while the resolution process is underway, is gratifying. From now on anyone living in Turkey will be able to name their children Kürdistan,” he said.
 
The family also expressed its happiness about the decision. “We named our girl after the land where she lived. The trial had hurt me but the Supreme Court’s decision is historic,” the father Yunus Toprak said.
July/13/2013

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-supreme-court-allows-couple-to-name-their-baby-girl-kurdistan.aspx?pageID=238&nID=50630&NewsCatID=339 

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Re: Sett&Hørt
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2013, 22:30:54 »

(2013-08-07 20:29:09)
Urgent … Sunni Endowment announces Thursday as 1st Day of Eid al-Fitr   

Baghdad (AIN) –The Sunni Endowment announced, tomorrow, Thursday as the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

The Head of Sunni Endowment, Ahmed Abdul Ghafor al-Sammarai, stated in a press conference held at Um al-Tebool mosque on Wednesday evening ''The legitimate vision for the moon of Shawwal month has been proven and thus we announce Thursday as the first day of Eid al-Fitr, '' noting that ''The announcement of Eid al-Fitr came in coordination with the Sunni Endowment of Kurdistan Region.''
The office of the High Religious Authority, Ali al-Sistani, still did not announce yet whether Thursday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr or the 30th day of Ramadan

http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39128:urgent-sunni-endowment-announces-thursday-as-1st-day-of-eid-al-fitr&catid=39:genral-news&Itemid=48 


Urgent … Sistani announces Friday 1st of Eid al-Fitr 
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 22:11 |  |  | 

Najaf (AIN) –The office of the High Religious Authority, Ali al-Sistani, announce that. Tomorrow, Thursday is the thirty day of Ramadan.

The office of the High Religious Authority, Ali al-Sistani, reported in statement received by AIN ''The Thursday is the thirty day of the holy month of Ramadan and the next Friday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr.''

The Sunni Endowment announced Thursday as the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39131:urgent-sistani-announces-friday-1st-of-eid-al-fitr&catid=39:genral-news&Itemid=48 


Ikke så merkelig at de da heller ikke kan enes om andre trivielle ting. 
 ??? 

Sunni får en ekstra fridag på torsdag, mens shia må føle seg litt snytt siden fredag allikevel er helligdag. 

PS!
http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/moon-sighting-21st-century-512353 

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Iraq: Kurdish Islamic parties angered by a Kurdish man kissed his Dutch girlfriend in publicDate: 2013/10/20 - 14:01 source: Ekurd 

Sulaimaniyah, Iraq (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Kurdish Islamic parties and activists have been angered by a couple’s public kiss in Kurdish city Slêmanî [Sulaimaniyah].

A statue representing love was burnt in the city’s Azadi Park (Freedom Park). In protest, a Kurdish man kissed his Dutch girlfriend in public, sparking anger within conservative communities and Islamic parties.

The Kurdistan Region in Northern Iraq is often considered more secular than the rest of Iraq, yet it is still relatively conservative.

The two Kurdish Islamic parties; Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) and Kurdistan Islamic Movement (KIM) denounced the couple’s actions and said their deeds were against Islamic traditions.
“We are against anything that may be offensive, and we recommend that the love statue be replaced with one of executed Kurdish youths,” said KIM spokesperson Shwan Qaradaghi.

Sulaimaniyah has seen some attacks on secular symbols, the latest being when an unidentified group vandalized the grave of late Kurdish poet Sherko Bekas,www.ekurd.net also situated in Azadi Park.

“Everyone should be against the kiss. It’s an effort to disorientate Kurdish Muslim Youths,” added Muhammad Hakim, a KIG Spokesman.

Meanwhile, Human and women rights activists have taken to social media to criticize the Kurdish Islamists.

“In my country kissing is forbidden, but braking graves and statues and blowing yourself up is OK,” wrote women’s rights activist Avin Ibrahim on her Facebook page.

Sulaimaniyah, with an estimated population of  over 1.5 million, is Kurdistan’s second most important city, it’s regarded as the Iraq’s most secular city.

Sulaimaniyah is often called the “Paris” of Iraq for its vibrant cultural life and its wide tree-lined boulevards. Known as the cultural capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=473945 


Wouldn't you kiss your girlfriend anywhere?


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Re: Sett&Hørt
« Reply #66 on: November 11, 2013, 18:01:20 »
Klart og tydelig fra Moqtada al -Sadr:  Slik skal skjegget være; og går foran med et godt eksempel: 




Sadr : I am against security men to shave their beard
Monday, 11 November 2013 14:49

altShafaq News / The Head of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al -Sadr rejected on Monday , for the security men from the army and police to shave their beard as it is considered as a taboo in the Islamic religion

, while stressing the need to take into account " decent " uniform for students of universities and institutes in the country.

Sadr replied on a complain submitted to him by his followers in the security services on forcing them by some leaders to shave their beards by saying “I am against shaving the beard even for the soldier , the policeman and the security man ."

In response to another question regarding non - compliance with the “decent “ uniform determined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for university , Sadr said , " If no one would commit to the uniform , universities will turn to perversity places."

He added, “We are with the decent uniforms “.

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has identified the colors of uniforms for the students of universities and institutes in order to remove the class differences within Iraqi society .

But some students have expressed their rejection of that outfit , while considered it as a violation to personal freedoms .

http://www.shafaaq.com/en/politics/7867-sadr--i-am-against-security-men-to-shave-their-beard-.html 


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Facial hair in Turkish politics: A tale of mustaches and men
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News | 8/6/2010 12:00:00 AM | ÖZGÜR ÖĞRET

Of all the debates on the plan to create special border patrols, one is perhaps most bewildering to outsiders: What kind of mustaches will these troops have?

Of all the debates swirling around the government plan to spend specially trained soldiers to patrol the border region, one is perhaps the most bewildering to outsiders: What kind of mustaches will these troops have?

Facial hair is not just about fashion in Turkey, where a large, thick walrus-style mustache can mark a man as a leftist and a neatly trimmed almond-shaped one can mark him a conservative.

According to sociologist Hüsamettin Arslan, whisker politics in Turkey really got its start during the second period of the Tanzimat, the Ottoman Empire’s modernization movement in the 1800s.

“When the Turks had close relations with the Germans, the intellectuals of that era had their style of mustaches; [Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal] Atatürk had one of those mustaches too, what we call the ‘Wilhelm’ type,” Arslan said, explaining that German Emperor Wilhelm II popularized the style – a mustache with its two ends extending up into the air – during a visit to Istanbul.

The mustache issue most recently became a source of debate July 16, when Hüseyin Çelik, deputy leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, brought the topic up during a discussion about the cadre of professional soldiers being formed to patrol the country’s borders in the Southeast. In a television interview, Çelik referred to an anti-terror unit employed in southeastern Turkey in the 1990s and accused of many human-rights violations as an example of what the new forces would not be like.

“There were people who were so wrong in the Special Operations Teams. There were men whose mustaches were hanging down with the typical MHP [Nationalist Movement Party] militant look, driving around in private cars with long-barreled weapons,” Çelik said.

“The wrong acts of those people had a great negative effect on the people of the area and pushed many of them to the side of the PKK,” he added, referring to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

The “MHP mustache,” called “ülkücü” in Turkish and typically worn by nationalists, is characterized by its two ends extending downwards like the two sides of a horseshoe.

Çelik’s remarks angered MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli, who responded the next day, calling the AKP deputy leader an “enemy of Turkishness” and accusing Çelik of knowing nothing about the “holy struggle” the special teams were engaged in for years in southeastern Turkey.

“He is saying they are from the MHP because their mustaches were hanging downward,” Bahçeli said. “What will we do now? They [the AKP] are founding a private army. Will this be an army of people with ‘badem’ mustaches?”

Some conservative men in Turkey favor the “badem” (almond) style, a small and neatly trimmed mustache. Though they may all seem the same to the untrained eye, the “badem” has many variations that distinguish members of different communities.

According to a source that preferred to remain anonymous, there are two main subcategories of “badem” mustaches. “The Süleymancılar community has ‘full badem’ mustaches, extending from the sides of the lip upwards,” the source told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review. “The Nurcular community’s mustaches are trimmed to show the upper lip, though that may change due to social status.”

Members of the religious Gülen community, meanwhile, are generally clean-shaved, especially the youth, the source added.

Turkey, of course, is not the only place where facial hair has taken on a political meaning. In many Muslim countries and communities, a full beard is seen as a symbol of piety. Radical Islamist groups, such as the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hizbul Islam in Somalia, have ordered men to grow their beards and trim their mustaches in keeping with strict Shariah mandates. Iran, by contrast, generally prefers clean-shaven styles, but included a neatly trimmed goatee on a recently released list of approved grooming styles for men.

When asked if ideological expression through mustaches was more popular in Turkey in previous decades than it is today, journalist Ertuğrul Kürkçü from Bianet replied: “I would not be the best person to answer that because I was always in prison when those [political trends] were experienced the most. They do not ask you how would you like your mustache in prison. They are shaved off during times of military rule anyway.”

According to Kürkçü, this type of ideological fashion marker was always more popular among the youth than throughout the entire society. “Parkas were worn [by leftists] in the 1970s, but it was the university students who wore them; it was not like all leftists wore parkas,” he said. Kürkçü now wears a full beard, as he did before his 15 years in prison. He said he let it grow in his younger days as a way of “resisting the norm” but does not attach a political meaning today to the hair on his face.

Sociologist Arslan offered another example from history: the small “toothbrush” mustache, sometimes referred to as the “Hitler mustache.” When he was little, he said, his grandfather used to have one, as did many other Turks, including the country’s second president, İsmet İnönü, and former prime ministers Şükrü Saraçoğlu and Ali Fethi Okyar. It was not until later that the shaping of politicians’ facial hair became more about ideology than fashion, he said.

According to Arslan, the nationalist “ülkücü” style derives from the assumption that the rulers of old Turkic countries had those types of mustaches; they are also said to be shaped like the crescent in the Turkish flag. “The leftist mustaches are ideological too,” he said. “They tried to make them look like those of the socialist world leaders or the Russian revolutionaries.”

Large, thick “walrus-style” mustaches without extending ends were the definitive mark of leftists in the 1970s, though fashions have changed for that group. Today the goatee (keçisakalı) is considered somewhat “leftist,” or at least “intellectual,” in some circles, though Arslan disagreed with that assessment. “The goatee is a Masonic way of growing a beard and, let’s say, a liberal or a leftist can also be a Mason,” he said.

Arslan himself does not have a mustache. He said he shaved his off when taking the exam to become an associate professor since people told him a mustache does not suit someone with that job. He said he used to think his facial hair had a political meaning but today finds such an approach superficial.

“People may have a ‘walrus’ mustache and be right wing,” he said. “Or if a leftist man’s mustache does not grow well, he can have a ‘badem’ mustache and still be a leftist.”

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=facial-hair-in-turkish-politics-a-tale-of-moustaches-and-men-2010-08-06 

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