Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Ryan Gavin and Dean Hachamovitch, Marketing Guy and Engineer, respectively, for Internet Explorer, have announced that the final build and release of Internet Explorer 9 will indeed be at the party they’re throwing at South by Southwest in Texas on March 14th, 2011. They’ve decided to first announce this to their very favorite community at Channel9, a bunch of developers who are in love with the internet platform, and they’ve spoken here in a video at length what the browser will be able to do.

This browser has been in production for approximately a year, and now they’re going to release it, thanking profusely the community of developers who have stepped up to help them in making this a platform that has a chance at competing with the rest of the powerhouse browsers out in the market today. As you know, Internet Explorer

Hachamovitch will be doing a keynote at MIX 10 as well, showing off how the platform is rolling out, as a sort of “look what we did in a year” sort of thing. These two fellas sitting on the couch are super excited about this rollout and after saying what they came to say, they made sure to prompt Channel9 for what they call an “uncomfortable question.” What Channel9 decided to ask about was HTML5, to which they reply “WE’RE FOR IT!”

Of course the developer community knows this already, so the question is pressed, beyond what HTML5 can do for the everyday user, what does IE9 offer the fringe users who want features that not everyone will use? Hachamovitch replies with a sort of well, we DO do that, we’ve implemented things like Navigation Timing which “got 0% usage on the web,” he then going on to say that they’ve added items that don’t just come from developers who request things, they’ve essentially come up with elements that they and people at Yahoo, Google, and etc have spoken about behind the scenes, bringing these “fringe” features into IE9 at launch.

Essentially what they’re speaking about in this video and what will be coming with Internet Explorer 9 is depth as well as quality implementation of features. We’re hoping for the best!

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Manny Malhotra of Vancouver Canucks to undergo eye surgery in New York

Manny Malhotra of the Vancouver Canucks, who suffered a serious eye injury when he was struck by an errant puck earlier this month, is set to undergo surgery aimed at saving his eye and his vision on Tuesday.

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Head lice trigger body lice epidemics, study finds – National <b>...</b>

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Iranian Video Says Mahdi is &#39;Near&#39; - World - CBN <b>News</b> - Christian <b>...</b>

New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi--or Islamic messiah--is about to appear.

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In February of 2007, 83.24 percent of users visiting TechCrunch did so from a Windows machine. One year later, in February 2008, the stranglehold remained firm at 80.44 percent. In February 2009, the number was at 74.04 percent. Last year, it was 61.59 percent. And this year? The number of people visiting our site from Windows machines dipped to 53.84 percent.

The writing is on the wall.

Look at those numbers again for a second. In four years, Windows share among TechCrunch readers has fallen 30 percentage points. That’s incredible.

The knee-jerk reaction in the comment section will likely be something like “it’s because you guys cover Apple so much”. But the fact of the matter is that Macintosh share, after rising for three of those four years, fell last year as well. It’s the mobile devices — specifically the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices — that are eating away at Windows.

In fact, if the trend over the past four years continues at about the same pace, in two years, devices made by Apple (Macs, iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads) will surpass devices that run Windows as the top visitors to TechCrunch. And depending on how popular the iPad 2, iPhone 5, and OS X Lion are, it could easily happen next year.

Here are the broken down numbers:

Feb 2007

  • Windows: 83.24%

  • Mac: 13.59%

  • Linux: 2.51%

Feb 2008

  • Windows: 80.44%

  • Mac: 15.15%

  • Linux: 2.97%

  • iPhone: 0.77%

  • iPod: 0.15%

Feb 2009

  • Windows: 74.04%

  • Mac: 20.48%

  • Linux: 3.01%

  • iPhone: 1.60%

  • iPod: 0.28%

  • Android: 0.09%

Feb 2010

  • Windows: 61.59%

  • Mac: 28.62%

  • iPhone: 4.07%

  • Linux: 3.49%

  • Android: 0.87%

  • iPod: 0.53%

Feb 2011

  • Windows: 53.84%

  • Mac: 27.64%

  • iPhone: 6.72%

  • iPad: 3.44%

  • Linux: 3.28%

  • Android: 3.06%

  • iPod: 0.62%

While even the last batch of stats shows that Windows still has a nice cushion over number two, Mac, if you add the Apple products put together, it’s a different story.

  • Feb 2007: 13.59% Apple products

  • Feb 2008: 16.07% Apple products

  • Feb 2009: 22.36% Apple products

  • Feb 2010: 33.22% Apple products

  • Feb 2011: 38.42% Apple products

In the four year span, Apple has added 25 percentage points to their share among TechCrunch readers. That nearly all of the 30 percentage points that Windows lost in that same span (Android’s growth pretty much fills in the rest).

So it currently stands at Microsoft’s 53.84 percent versus Apple’s 38.42 percent. Again, a big year for iPad, iPhone, and Mac could mean a changing of the guard as soon as next year. But unless something drastic changes, you can be sure that Apple will be dominant among TechCrunch readers in two years.

The latest rumors have Windows 8 showing up sometime in mid/late 2012. But the fact of the matter is that Windows 7, much more widely praised than the disaster that was Vista, hasn’t helped Microsoft buck this trend among our readers. Perhaps they’re only hope of gaining back share at this point is Windows Phone. So far, that hasn’t been going too well. Nokia should help that, but will it be enough to offset the Windows losses?

Humorously, Microsoft’s best hope for not falling to Apple may well be Android. If Google’s platform continues to make gains, it could prolong Apple passing Microsoft.

But again, Apple has iPhone 5, iPad 2, and OS X Lion on the immediate horizon — all within the next few months. And then there’s the very real possibility of another iPad in the fall.

The iPad 2 and iPhone 5 are likely to push the Apple share forward immediately. But don’t sleep on OS X Lion either. The early indications are that Apple has indeed made it much more iOS-like. That means millions of iPad/iPhone/iPod touch owners who have traditionally been PC users, are going to feel a lot more comfortable on a Mac than ever before.

And a new PC-to-Mac data migration system built in to Lion will only help that.

OS X Lion is going to feed off of iOS users, and vice versa. And the Mac ecosystem is going to continue to expand. Just as happened in the browser world with Chrome taking over, a transition is happening among TechCrunch readers in the ecosystem space. The numbers don’t lie. And Microsoft better pray that our readers aren’t leading indicators of overall trends in the space — which is exactly what you have been in the past.

Titles from major book publisher Random House will now appear in Apple’s iBooks store. The news was one of many talking points covered earlier today at Apple’s media event. Random House had previously been the only major publisher not represented in Apple’s popular iOS book store, as it was not willing to grant Apple the 30% cut taken on titles sold through iBooks. The addition of Random House is a major coup for Apple as it looks to compete with the likes of Amazon’s Kindle bookstore and other popular offerings. Hit the break for Apple’s full press release.

Random House, Inc. Makes Entire US Catalog of 17,000 ebooks Available on Apple’s iBookstore

iBookstore Now Features More than 2,500 Publishers, Including All Six Major Trade Publishers

SAN FRANCISCO—March 2, 2011—Apple® today announced that Random House, Inc., the largest trade book publisher in the US, has made its full catalog of 17,000 ebooks available on Apple’s iBookstore℠, including bestsellers by Stieg Larsson, John Grisham, Dan Brown, Danielle Steel, Laura Hillenbrand, Cormac McCarthy, Lee Child and many more of the world’s preeminent authors. Starting today, customers can pre-order upcoming releases from Random House including Lisa Gardner’s “Love You More,” Suze Orman’s “The Money Class” and Jean Auel’s “The Land of Painted Caves.” With the addition of Random House, the iBookstore now offers ebooks from all six major trade publishers and thousands of independent publishers.

“We are delighted that Apple’s iBookstore now will be carrying Random House’s US ebooks for the first time,” said Markus Dohle, Random House’s Chairman and CEO. “And we look forward to bringing our 17,000 ebooks to Apple customers.”

“We’re thrilled to offer Random House on the iBookstore,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “iBookstore customers have already downloaded more than 100 million books in less than one year, and we think they’ll love being able to choose from Random House’s incredible selection of titles to enjoy on their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.”

iBookstore customers can choose from a wide selection of illustrated and video-enhanced books that look incredible on iPad™, including Jay-Z’s memoir “Decoded” and Bing West’s “The Wrong War”; bestselling children’s series such as Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones; and cookbooks by Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. Random House, Inc. comprises more than 80 adult and children’s US publishing imprints including Alfred A. Knopf, Doubleday, Crown, Pantheon Books, Vintage, Ballantine and Bantam.

The iBookstore, included in Apple’s free iBooks® app, is the best way to browse, buy and read books on your iPad, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iBookstore offers ebooks from more than 2,500 publishers in more than 20 categories, including Mysteries & Thrillers, Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Children’s & Teen, Humor, Romance, Business and Travel.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

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It looks like women have caught up with men in numbers in the workplace. For the first time in history, women in the USA now outnumber men in the workforce, and there are now more women in supervisory positions than there are males. The question is whether they will handle the downside of working any better than men.

According to an article by Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., titled The 21st Century Workplace -- Are Women the New Men?, the economic downturn has hit men harder. They held nearly 80 percent of jobs that have been lost during what is now being called the "mancession." Will women now inherit the stress, pressure, exhaustion, burn out and heart attacks commonly associated with male leaders in business?

Some predict that this new female-dominated workplace will mean a softening of the corporate culture, with more benevolent leaders. Others foresee just the opposite. Ella says many women don't want to be seen as "soft" -- and others simply aren't. No one would call Carly Fiorina, the head of Hewlett Packard from 1999 to 2005, a wilting lily. According to her memoir, Tough Choices, she was sometimes referred to as Chainsaw Carly.

All of this is especially relevant on the entrepreneurial side, since statistics show that women are starting businesses at more than twice the rate of their male counterparts. Some would argue that the growing success rate of women entrepreneurs shows that they are resourceful, and better able to succeed, despite the odds.

While I'm sure we will continue to see progress on the female side, I predict that they will struggle with the same major challenges faced today by men. These include:

  1. Funding your dream. Raising money is hard, whether you are counting on friends, investors, or banks. I rarely see women at angel investment groups, either asking for money, or offering to fund new ventures. Men seem more focused on this one.

  2. Need for increased confidence and mindset skills. Many women and men are paralyzed by perfection, plagued by pessimism, and the need to satisfy others, rather than themselves. We need more women leaders.

  3. Motivation to succeed. Every entrepreneur needs to love what they do, and believe so strongly in their product or service that they can weather the tough times. On this one, it's easy to spot the ones with passion, from either gender.

  4. Manage time and priorities. Women, often more than men, try to do too much. It's hard to balance the continual demands of the business, personal relationships, and home life. Every entrepreneur needs to prioritize the important tasks ahead of urgent tasks.

  5. Never stop learning. After you start your business, the learning really begins. True entrepreneurs look at failures as their best learning experiences. Networking, and using your network is the next most important element of learning.

I don't see any challenges which are so gender specific that they can't be overcome by any entrepreneur. Yet I don't think women should be convinced that the battle for equality is almost over. There is still the question of why there are so few women in high places, and why the average income for women in business is about 68% of men's income.

What I am hoping is that women will not just be the new men, and suffer from the same maladies and limitations. I'll be looking for women to create the "new business culture" that every worker wants -- better role definitions, more effective and productive leadership, and better work-life balance. That would make women entrepreneurs the new women, rather than the new men!

In our second installment of The Business of Blogging, we speak to the uber-talented Tommy Ton, founder of Jak & Jil and streetstyle photographer for Style.com and GQ.com

PARIS, France “It was the summer of 1997 and I was 13 years old,” recalls Tommy Ton, now 27, describing the moment when a self-professed comic book nerd from the suburbs of Toronto first became interested in fashion. “My sister asked me to record Fashion Television and all of a sudden Tom Ford comes on and talks about women, and his idea of sex. He was so eloquent in his choice of words. It was love at first sight.”

From that moment, Mr. Ton embarked on what has been described as a something of a fairytale, becoming the world’s most influential street style fashion photographer today. But achieving such success is rarely that simple — or easy.

More than just a skilled photographer with a good eye and encyclopedic knowledge of fashion, Ton has proven himself to be a savvy digital operator with a potent mixture of ambition, work ethic and strategic thinking that has enabled him to discover and hone in on his special talent. His humility throughout it all has endeared him not only to the stylish women he has made famous, but also to fellow fashion bloggers and his growing list of paying clients.

Yes, Tommy Ton is building a business, and he’s proud of it.

At first, Mr. Ton says he simply became infatuated with fashion. “I’d bike to the library, tear out ad campaigns, and make collages of Gucci and Versace,” he explains over dinner during Paris Fashion Week. At age 15, he interned with the Toronto designer Wayne Clark and then in the women’s accessories department of Holt Renfrew, Canada’s leading luxury department store.

From the beginning, Ton has been a fervent but charming networker, not afraid to approach and build relationships with the industry’s top players. “I made an effort so Barbara Atkin knew who I was,” he says, referring to the Holt Renfrew’s highly-respected fashion director. This ultimately landed him a gig in the store’s buying office, furthering his understanding of the fashion business, but still not quite sating his fashion appetite.

“I was there in the Summer of 2004 when web magazines first started popping up,” he says. Ton started taking classes in digital photography and met with friends who did graphic design, before deciding to start Jak & Jil, which was initially conceived in 2005 as a lifestyle website focused on the product and people in Toronto.

“Then my guardian angel came along,” says Ton, referring to Lynda Latner, proprietor of vintagecouture.com. “She hired me because she saw my site and thought I could help her.”

In 2007 when Latner offered to send Ton to Europe to attend the shows in London and Paris, he had his first opportunity to experiment with street photography during fashion week, a trend which was just beginning to take off due to the pioneering work of Scott Schuman and Garance Doré.

“My first show in Paris was Balmain. I had no idea what Balmain was at the time, or what it was going to be, but all the girls were in that that show, like Daria, Irina, and Anja, and they played the Cure on the soundtrack. As soon as that show was done, it was raining outside…and I was dancing in the rain. I just felt so uplifted. I could not believe what fashion could do for you,” recalls Ton nostalgically. “To have that moment in Paris, at your very first show…it was magical.”

Using his “Canadian connections,” Ton also managed to get into Chanel, YSL, Dries van Noten and Rick Owens that first season. But in all the excitement, Ton says he didn’t know who or what to shoot. “I just shot what I thought was visually amazing. I didn’t know who Emmanuelle Alt was, or Kate Lanphear or even Anna Dello Russo.”

Almost immediately after this first trip, the Canadian fashion media took note of Ton’s photography, beginning with Flare magazine editor Lisa Tant. “Because of that trip, I got a page in Flare which gave me a validated reason to go back,” he says.

By 2008 Ton was already seeking a way to stand out from the growing hordes of photographers outside the shows who were mostly aping Schuman’s photographic style. “I thought, ‘I’m so tired of taking head-to-toe shots. No one can touch Scott at those photos — he is the king.’ I wanted my photos to stand out. That’s when I stated taking the candid shots.”

Ton’s landscape-style images focused in on the little details that caught his well-trained fashion eye — a towering Louboutin stiletto here, a pop of colour there on his favourite subjects as they walked into the shows. He rarely asked them to pose. Ton was developing a photographic style that that has now become instantly recognisable as his own, capturing the raw energy and excitement of fashion week. Fellow blogger Tavi Gevinson later remarked, “You always know what a Tommy Ton photograph looks like.”

He re-purposed Jak and Jil into a blog, and started posting two or three of his new style of photographs each day. This caught the attention of influential bloggers like Susanna Lau of Style Bubble and Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast, who helped to spread the word.

Two and half months later, Ton received an email from the head of marketing at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, asking him to shoot their Spring/Summer 2009 campaign.

“I said yes, but I didn’t even know what my worth was,” says Ton. “After talking to my business friends in the industry, I threw a figure at Lane Crawford. It was a bit too much, but we negotiated, and I was proud of myself because I was able to get an amount that I was satisfied with and which they were willing to pay.”

With his reputation spreading, Ton’s confidence began to grow. “During the Fall/Winter 2009 season, people started to know who I was. Scott [Schuman] actually knew my work. I was officially blogging and shooting for Lane Crawford at the same time. That was the season I knew what I was doing, and I knew what I wanted to shoot. It was the beginning of something.”

Another important shift came the following season in Milan, when Ton was seated in Dolce & Gabbana’s front row, alongside Doré, Schuman and Bryanboy, an image that was plastered in the fashion media around the world, signalling the arrival of fashion bloggers. “That was a huge moment. It was all due to Anna Dello Russo. She was the one who told Domenico and Stefano: ‘These are the people who are changing things.’”

From then on, the front row tickets came in fast and furious. Everyone wanted Ton to shoot at their shows, knowing his images would be seen by thousands of fashion enthusiasts and influencers around the world. The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and others came calling. “They were emailing to buy photos,” he says.

Ton went from ultimate fashion outsider to insider almost overnight.

But the real turning point came a few weeks earlier when Style.com’s editor-in-chief Dirk Standen asked Ton to step into the formidable shoes of Scott Schuman, whose own photography career had gone stratospheric, in no small part due to the platform given to him by Style.com. Schuman had decided to leave Style.com to focus on other projects, and Ton now had the most high-profile streetstyle photography gig in the business.

“Being associated with Style.com is a huge deal for me. It’s what everyone looks at every day. People go to Style.com like you brush your teeth in the morning. It’s something you just do,” enthuses Ton.

By now, the time had come for Ton to seek professional representation. An introduction to elite agency The Collective Shift—which also represents top fashion photographers Inez and Vinoodh and super-stylist Melanie Ward—instantly felt like the right fit. Ton also signed on Trunk Archive to act as his image licensing agency, removing the burden of negotiating image rights and contracts on his own and dramatically increasing what he could earn from selling his images to the likes of American Vogue, Elle UK, and Vogue Nippon.

“Before, I was underselling myself, getting about $50-100 per image.” Today, Ton reports that he can earn from as little as $100 up to $2000. “The the thing I’ve learned is that you have to really consider whether it’s a one page image or a ½ page image or ¼ page image. It’s a really big deal when it’s one image over two pages in Grazia for example, whereas if it’s ⅛ of a page in Vogue, it is much less. I’m lucky to have Trunk Archive to deal with all that now.”

But image licensing only makes up about 30 percent of the revenue he earns. The remaining 70 percent comes from a variety of projects, including his gigs for Style.com, GQ.com, but also for retailers and brands such as Topshop, Selfridges, Sergio Rossi and Saks 5th Avenue.

Ton says he has made an intentional decision not to have advertising on his site. “It’s an association with your brand. I didn’t want my blog to be associated with any type of branding,” he explains.

But would he ever take pay for editorial placement on Jak & Jil itself? “Yes,” he says matter-of-factly. “But that requires a discussion between my agent, my client and me. The thing about the development of the Tommy Ton brand and the Jak & Jil brand is that everything is strategically selected and carefully monitored. We have to see potential growth in it, and understand what’s in it for us.”

When pressed on the criteria he uses for this kind of paid content, so as not to alienate his audience, he pauses to think. “It’s definitely gut instinct. It just has to be of the moment and relevant for the time.” His readers shouldn’t be able to tell the difference, he says, because the images he creates would be the kind he would post anyway. The standards are the same, and the images are just as powerful.

All the same, Tommy Ton also realizes this is his moment and it may not last forever. “I don’t even know if I will be able to earn the money I do now in a few years. I don’t know if I will be relevant or not. I am just lucky that people want to associate with me and their brand right now.”

And what about all that competition from the hundreds of streetstyle bloggers outside the shows? “You always have to stay on top of your game, and the only way to do that now is to have exclusive content,” he asserts. Recently, Ton has been invited to shoot behind-the-scenes at the Proenza Schouler studio and the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

“I’m not making any money from it, but it gives me access no one else would have. I take a lot of pride in that. I am so, so happy I am invited to do these things,” he says, recalling that 13 year old kid watching Tom Ford on TV back in Toronto. “In some ways I still feel like an outsider, even though I am acknowledged by these designers. I am still in awe of what is going on.”

Imran Amed is founder and editor of The Business of Fashion

The Business of Blogging is a new series on the rarely discussed business side of fashion blogging. Previous articles are listed below:

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Donald Trump Will Win <b>News</b> Cycles With Birtherism [UPDATED]

The big 2012 news today is, naturally, pure malarkey from Donald Trump, who has inexplicably decided to base his reality-teevee campaign solely on birtherism. Here's Politico's Andy Barr:

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What to Expect When Hiring a Roofing Contractors

When it comes time to repair or even replace your homes roof, it's really a challenging job to locate someone who is qualified for the job. There are lots of roofing contractors available, but the types who will perform a congrats for any sensible price aren't often simple to find. If you are in the market for a contractor, make use of the ideas beneath for meeting with and hiring the right one.

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Most roofing contractors offer totally free consultations. This is especially important, because it gives them a chance to evaluate exactly what your roof requirements, also it provides you with a chance to evaluate all of them. As with all companies, believe in intuition concerning the people a person allow up on your roofing. No matter how good the contractor's reputation or suggestion, he or she ought to start by presenting a person with a business greeting card. If a service provider occurs searching as well as talking in an less than professional method, chances are that the job he's going to perform may also be less than professional. This is not to express that you should anticipate companies to arrive within suits. They will be hiking in your roof, therefore the majority of is going to be dressed up in denim jeans and work boots or sneakers. If the actual service provider seems to be more interested in talking upon his cell phone during your roof compared to he's in evaluating your own roof's needs, that may be another sign that he is not really the main one for the job. For your lawful protection, make sure that the contractor offers adequate legal responsibility insurance coverage.

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Anticipate the contractor will be going up in your roof. Actually, any kind of service provider who not need to go up on your roofing to judge the problem should be immediately reduced. Those who're seriously interested in their work will possibly create a drawing of your roof's surface area and mark trouble spots on it as they go through their own assessment, or they will take pictures or video from the surface area while they are up there. This is a very essential action, because it enables you to observe just what the problems are and know how they will be set.


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The next phase will be the written estimate. The service provider will require away their loan calculator and come up with a written estimate. Some companies will go to their own truck or van as well as write down the proposal, while others will crunch the actual numbers to do the job in front of you. Once you are given the suggestion, make sure that you understand exactly which items will be utilized, just how long the task will require and when you will find any additional or even hidden expenses that may arise throughout the restore from the roofing. The service provider should be able to answer many of these questions with ease as well as forewarn a person of any additional costs that could be incurred if the roof's integrity end up being damaged inside.

After you have received several written estimates from roofing contractors, assess exactly what every company or service provider is willing to offer you for that cost. Do not necessarily low cost the highest bid, because occasionally the highest bet will actually be the contractor who the task properly. Also, be wary associated with prices for bids which are significantly less than others. They may be utilizing inferior products or be unethical concerning the possibility of hidden expenses. Most importantly, trust your intuition as well as go with the actual contractor that makes you feel quite comfortable about handing over your hard earned money.


Seven Uyghurs Sentenced to Death


Critics of the sentences say China has politicized the robberies as acts of terrorism.



A Uyghur man walks past armed Chinese security forces in Urumqi, July 17, 2009.

Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have ordered the executions of seven ethnic minority Uyghur men convicted of "violent" crimes, official media said on Wednesday.


The death sentences were handed down by the Supreme People's Court in recent days, according to state media in the regional capital, Urumqi.


The men were accused in connection with three separate attacks late last year in the Silk Road city of Kashgar, according to the news website Urumqi Online.


According to another website, the Xinjiang-based Tianshan news site, Aimaiti Tuheti, Yiming Dawuti, and unnamed "others" killed a security guard at a pedestrian mall as part of a failed Aug. 7 robbery attempt.


In a separate incident on Oct. 12, it said, Nuermaimaiti Aobulikasimu and 11 others broke into a house, bound and killed the couple living in it, and took their possessions.


It said the group also broke into the homes of two brothers, robbed them, and killed six people in a Nov. 11 attack in Kashgar.


The report gave no information about the victims or the schedule for the executions.


Three of the men were sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve, a sentence that is normally commuted to life imprisonment in China's judicial system.


They were convicted of deliberate homicide and armed robbery by the Kashgar Intermediate People's Court in the first instance.


'Strike hard' campaign


A Han Chinese resident of Urumqi surnamed Yang said a reference to "terrorism" in official news reports on the case showed that it was being politicized by the authorities, who have launched a series of "strike hard" campaigns in Xinjiang following deadly ethnic violence in July 2009.


"There is an implied political meaning; that they were somehow engaged in separatist activities or ethnic divisions," said Yang.


Exile Uyghur groups said the trials had been conducted behind closed doors, with scant opportunity for public scrutiny.


"The entire process against these men, from the trial through to the judgment, was opaque," said Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress.


"There was also very little reasonable evidence to convict them on a legal basis, because all the evidence came from one side of the case," he said.


"We strongly condemn the Chinese government for continuing to pursue their policies of ethnic division," said Raxit.


"We are also strongly opposed to the death penalty in this case."


Earlier cases


Last month, the Supreme Court sentenced four Uyghurs to death for alleged involvement in an Aug. 19 bomb attack in Xinjiang’s western Aksu city.


The World Uyghur Congress pointed to concerns over lack of transparency in those cases too.


The Aksu blast left eight people dead, including two of the bombers, and 15 wounded after a man riding a three-wheeled vehicle threw explosives at a group of uniformed patrolmen. Four Uyghurs were arrested shortly after the attack.


State media characterized the cases as acts of terrorism and unrelated to longstanding ethnic tensions between Uyghurs and Han Chinese in the region.


Exiled Uyghur dissident Rebiya Kadeer has warned that attacks like those in Aksu will continue to occur until Beijing addresses the underlying source of tension in the region.


Millions of Uyghurs—a distinct, Turkic minority who are predominantly Muslim—populate Central Asia and Xinjiang.


Uyghurs say they have long suffered ethnic discrimination, oppressive religious controls, and continued poverty and joblessness despite China's ambitious plans to develop its vast northwestern frontier.


Those frustrations erupted in July 2009 in deadly riots that left nearly 200 people dead, by the Chinese government's tally.


At least 26 people, mostly Uyghurs, were sentenced to death in the aftermath of the riots, many of whom have been executed, according to state media.


China is believed to execute more people each year than the rest of the world’s countries combined, although the government does not publish official figures.


Rights groups say Beijing may execute as many as several thousand prisoners annually.


Chinese authorities blame Uyghur separatists for a series of deadly attacks in recent years and accuse one group in particular of maintaining ties to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.


New training scheme


China on Wednesday also announced a training scheme which places ethnic minority graduates from Xinjiang in work elsewhere in China.


Governments of the destination cities will spend 450 million yuan (U.S.$ 69 million) for the program, while Xinjiang will spend 400 million yuan (U.S.$ 61 million), the official Xinhua news agency reported.


The program targets some 60,000 jobless college graduates in Xinjiang, around 80 percent of whom are from ethnic minorities, and 60 percent of whom are women.


However, some commentators see the move as an attempt to assimilate non-Han Chinese into mainstream Chinese culture.


"From the point of view of ethnic minorities, the graduate work scheme is really taking the cream of youth from the minorities and using them to 'further cultural development,'" wrote one ethnic minority user on a popular microblogging service.


"In fact, the culture that is being advanced is Han culture, and this group of young people will have been totally brainwashed," the microblog update said.


An Urumqi resident surnamed Li agreed.


"They have run senior high school schemes like this before during the past few years," he said.


"Whether it's high-schoolers or graduate training programs, these are measures that are aimed at thought control and brainwashing, and the 'Partification' of their education," he said.


Reported by Qiao Long for RFA's Mandarin service. Translated and written in English by Luisetta Mudie.

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Wikileaks and also the Uyghurs

by holly on December Twenty, 2010
Henryk Szadziewski, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project

Whether it had been ever uncertain, information obtained by the whistleblower web site, Wikileaks, has confirmed Chinese federal government worries over it's ongoing control of the location this calls Xinjiang, which is also known as East Turkestan. The leaked out wires through U.Utes. diplomats demonstrate the actual extent to which Chinese government bodies attempt to persuade government authorities globally to consider it's position on issues affecting Uyghurs. The actual wires additionally display the actual U . s . States' issues as well as sights concerning the on going repressive measures in the area.

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The majority of lighting associated with Chinese language federal government stress are the wires pointing to Chinese language anger, or the specter associated with Chinese ire, within the release of Uyghur detainees in Guantánamo to third nations. The Dec Twenty nine, 2008 cable relates how Chinese Assistant Foreign Reverend Liu Jieyi fulfilled using the Ough.Utes. Ambassador to China to tone of voice Beijing's strong opposition of release in order to any kind of nation apart from China, which when the U.S. did certainly accede for this ask for it would "avoid harm to bilateral relations and also to co-operation ‘in essential areas'". Furthermore, a Feb 2009 cable television describes the way the Chinese language Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Zhang Yannian, regarded as the possible release of Uyghur Guantánamo detainees as "an unfriendly act toward us" and a "slap in the face". The Ough.Utes. government was firm within not really releasing the detainees to The far east illustrates the actual degree of the politicized nature from the Chinese judicial system. Genuine concerns more than terrorism tend to be understandable, however in the U.S. government's observe the detainees might probably face torture and execution when they came back in order to China

Chinese language federal government stress in regard to the actual Uyghur Guantánamo detainees wasn't just put on the U.Utes. federal government, but also in order to New Zealand along with a number of Western governments which were thinking about resettlement. Albania, Germany as well as Finland, as well as Eu fellow member states all have the symptoms of paid for the impact of Chinese federal government disappointment. Regarding Germany, which was initially prepared to consider 2 Uyghurs on purely humanitarian grounds, Uyghur Guantánamo cases had been much less preferable to additional detainees due to the negative effects taking Uyghurs would have on relationships along with China. A May 8, '09 cable applies exactly how "German Ambassador Michael Schaefer documented which Indonesia experienced informed China of the U.Utes. request to accept a few Uighur detainees held at Guantánamo and had already been subsequently warned through China of ‘a large burden upon bilateral relations' in the event that Indonesia were to simply accept any kind of detainees".

The actual diplomatic wires also talk about the unrest within Urumchi, the actual local funds, within This summer 2009. A July 13, '09 cable television talking about mass incidents in The far east states:

"Ethnic riots such as those who work in Xinjiang This summer 5-7 as well as in Tibet in March of 2008 vary markedly in source as well as nature from mass incidents, XXXXXXXXXXXX emphasized to PolOff [Political Officer] on XXXXXXXXXXXX. Each existing severe trouble for the Party, XXXXXXXXXXXX stated, but the Celebration leadership wouldn't wait to spread out fireplace on Uighurs or even Tibetans if they deemed this essential to recover order. Mass incidents pose another type of threat, he explained, as the leadership is actually ‘afraid' to fire upon Han rioters for anxiety about causing huge open public outrage that will turn against the Party."

This can be a chilling opinion, particularly when 1 views evidence offered by 50 percent reviews released this year through the Uyghur Human Privileges Task (UHRP) and Amnesty International that detail eyewitness company accounts from the utilization of lethal reside fire towards Uyghur protestors in This summer 2009. In addition, the observation that fireplace wouldn't be deployed against Han Chinese protestors has resonances for the various approach used by Chinese language security forces in Urumchi in order to Han Chinese direct orders in September '09. During individuals direct orders, after that Party Assistant, Wang Lequan, tackled protesters, that had demanded he inform them about federal government responses to security concerns. A similar ask for to meet using the Party Secretary by Uyghur demonstrators within This summer was not met.

The actual wider repercussions of the unrest additionally saw a short discussion about the effect it would have on Iran-China relationships, as well as on relations with Sydney after World Uyghur Our elected representatives Leader, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, spoke in the Nationwide Press Membership within Canberra in August 2009. In the second option situation, the Chinese government "privately warn[ed] a major Aussie financial institution which vendors the nation's Press Membership to make use of it's influence to block the Kadeer talk there".

The actual United States' issues concerning the situation in the Uyghur area are available via in the wires. Inside a discussion upon plan direction within Tibet, Ough.Utes. authorities clarify that it will end up being not possible with regard to Chinese frontrunners to consider a softer collection "if they appear like doing this under international pressure". The cable television dated 04 16, 08, 30 days after the outbreak of unrest in Tibetan areas, additionally relayed the observation "that domestic balance continues to be leadership's top priority above all else, meaning there will ‘almost surely' end up being no relaxation from the present difficult collection on Tibet or in places such as Xinjiang." The info contained in the cable television additionally storage sheds gentle about the severe level of sensitivity that the Chinese federal government sights territorial ethics, and also the feasible drip over of unrest from Tibet.

The prospect associated with solutions to tensions in Tibet and Xinjiang as a result of municipal society are discussed inside a Feb 24, 2008 cable television. Whilst recommending that China's economic success increases its resistance to democratic change, the actual cable also discusses how Chinese frontrunners see the usefulness associated with "a limited expansion associated with civil culture, including enhancements in the guideline associated with law along with a stronger role for approved religions, NGOs, non profit organizations along with other stars within areas which contribute to social stability and don't problem Communist Party guideline." This is a significant change in considering, which has seen Ough.Utes. officials market the notion which Chinese economic development, as well as economic relations with China will bring in regards to a progressively democratic society; nevertheless, more belief seems to be placed in the grassroots movement than one which begins from the best quantity of a Chinese government. Nevertheless, the cable television proves that "[i]n places such as Tibet as well as Xinjiang, the fear of separatism results in tight restrictions about the development of municipal culture." This method is viewed as counter-productive through the recognized, that shows that the actual Ough.Utes. government "should continue to express...serious concerns more than Beijing's human privileges record as well as appeal to China's growing consciousness which greater respect with regard to human rights, religious independence and also the rule of law will serve to promote the very development and sociable balance which China seeks in addition to to enhance China's international image." This type of technique would take considerable diplomatic abilities considering "China's paranoid fear the Usa privately promotes routine alter and ‘separatists' within Taiwan, Tibet as well as Xinjiang".

The wires offer understanding of the every day company of diplomacy that's hardly ever afforded to the general public, and it is interesting to note the amount of work carried out behind closed doors upon Uyghur issues. The importance of the role of the United States like a monitor associated with Uyghur human rights conditions within private discussions is created clear, and contrasts using its tactful open public position. The staff of the Uyghur Individual Rights Project is comfortable with the pressure the Chinese federal government puts on Uyghur activists; still, the facts of Chinese language federal government stress on its alternatives is illustrative of the degree that Chinese language officials attempt to suppress contrary narratives. With increased facts to come from Wikileaks, issues over Uyghurs might not grab the headlines, however the cables possess get rid of brand new gentle about the documentation associated with individual rights problems within the Uyghur region.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wikileaks and the Uyghurs

through holly upon December 20, 2010
Henryk Szadziewski, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project

uyghur by sarvaz

If it had been ever in doubt, information acquired by the whistleblower web site, Wikileaks, offers verified Chinese government fears more than its continued control of the location this calls Xinjiang, also is referred to as Eastern Turkestan. The leaked cables from U.Utes. diplomats demonstrate the degree that Chinese government bodies make an effort to convince government authorities worldwide to adopt its position upon issues impacting Uyghurs. The wires additionally display the actual U . s . States' concerns as well as views concerning the on going repressive measures in the region.

The majority of lighting associated with Chinese government stress would be the wires directed in order to Chinese language frustration, or even the specter of Chinese language ire, within the release of Uyghur detainees within Guantánamo to 3rd countries. A December Twenty nine, 08 cable applies how Chinese language Helper Foreign Reverend Liu Jieyi met with the Ough.S. Ambassador to China to tone of voice Beijing's strong opposition associated with launch to any kind of nation apart from China, and that when the U.Utes. do indeed accede to this ask for it might "avoid harm to bilateral relations and also to co-operation ‘in important areas'". In addition, the Feb '09 cable describes how the Chinese language Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Zhang Yannian, regarded as the actual feasible release of Uyghur Guantánamo detainees because "an unfavorable act towards us" along with a "slap in the face". That the U.Utes. government was company within not releasing the actual detainees in order to China illustrates the actual degree from the politicized character from the Chinese judicial program. Genuine issues over terrorism tend to be easy to understand, but in the actual Ough.S. government's view the detainees might most likely face do-it-yourself torture as well as execution if they came back to China

Chinese government stress regarding the Uyghur Guantánamo detainees was not just applied to the U.Utes. government, but also in order to New Zealand along with a handful of Western government authorities that were considering resettlement. Albania, Indonesia as well as Finland, in addition to European Union fellow member states just about all appear to have borne the actual brunt of Chinese language government unhappiness. Regarding Germany, which was initially willing to consider two Uyghurs upon purely humanitarian reasons, Uyghur Guantánamo cases were much less preferable to other detainees because of the unwanted effects accepting Uyghurs would have upon relations with China. A May Eight, 2009 cable applies how "German Ambassador Michael Schaefer documented which Germany experienced knowledgeable China of the Ough.Utes. ask for to simply accept some Uighur detainees held from Guantánamo and had been consequently warned by The far east of ‘a heavy load upon bilateral relations' in the event that Germany were to simply accept any detainees".

The diplomatic cables additionally talk about the unrest in Urumchi, the regional capital, within This summer 2009. The This summer 13, '09 cable television discussing bulk occurrences in The far east states:

"Ethnic riots such as those who work in Xinjiang This summer 5-7 and in Tibet in 03 associated with 2008 vary markedly within origin and nature from mass occurrences, XXXXXXXXXXXX stressed to PolOff [Political Officer] upon XXXXXXXXXXXX. Both existing severe problems for the actual Celebration, XXXXXXXXXXXX said, but the Celebration leadership wouldn't wait to open fire upon Uighurs or even Tibetans if they considered it necessary to restore purchase. Mass occurrences pose a different type of threat, he explained, since the management is ‘afraid' to fire on Han rioters with regard to fear of causing huge open public outrage that would turn from the Party."

This can be a chilling opinion, especially when one considers the evidence presented by 50 percent reviews released this year through the Uyghur Individual Privileges Task (UHRP) and Amnesty International that fine detail eyewitness company accounts of the utilization of deadly live fire against Uyghur protestors within This summer 2009. In addition, the observation that fire wouldn't be deployed against Han Chinese protestors offers resonances for the different strategy used by Chinese language protection forces within Urumchi in order to Han Chinese direct orders in September 2009. Throughout those direct orders, after that Party Secretary, Wang Lequan, addressed protesters, who had demanded he inform them regarding federal government reactions to protection issues. A similar request to satisfy using the Celebration Secretary by Uyghur protesters in July wasn't fulfilled.

The wider consequences from the unrest additionally saw a brief discussion about the effect it would possess on Iran-China relationships, as well as on relations along with Sydney following Globe Uyghur Congress Leader, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, talked at the National Press Membership in Canberra within July 2009. In the latter situation, china federal government "privately warn[ed] a major Aussie bank that vendors the National Press Membership to make use of its influence to block a Kadeer talk there".

The United States' concerns concerning the scenario in the Uyghur region also come through in the cables. Inside a dialogue on plan direction within Tibet, U.S. authorities explain that it will end up being impossible with regard to Chinese language leaders to consider the softer collection "if they look like they are doing so under international pressure". The cable television out dated 04 16, 08, one month following the outbreak associated with unrest in Tibetan areas, also relayed the actual observation "that household stability continues to be leadership's main concern above all else, which means there will ‘almost surely' end up being no rest from the present hard line on Tibet or perhaps in places such as Xinjiang." The info included in the cable television additionally storage sheds gentle about the extreme sensitivity that the Chinese federal government views territorial integrity, and the possible drip more than associated with unrest through Tibet.

The prospect associated with solutions to tensions within Tibet as well as Xinjiang as a result of civil society are discussed inside a Feb 24, 2008 cable. Whilst recommending that China's economic achievement will increase its resistance to democratic reform, the actual cable television also talks about how Chinese language frontrunners begin to see the effectiveness associated with "a limited expansion associated with municipal society, such as enhancements in the guideline associated with law and a stronger role for approved religions, NGOs, charities along with other stars in places which contribute to sociable stability and do not problem Communist Celebration guideline." This can be a notable change in thinking, which has seen U.Utes. officials market the notion that Chinese economic improvement, and economic relationships with The far east brings about a steadily democratic society; nevertheless, more belief seems to be placed in the grassroots motion compared to one that begins from the top levels of the Chinese federal government. Nevertheless, the actual cable concludes which "[i]n areas for example Tibet and Xinjiang, the fear associated with separatism results in tighter limitations on the development of civil society." This method can be regarded as counter-productive by the recognized, that shows that the actual U.Utes. government "should continue to express...serious concerns over Beijing's individual rights record as well as appeal to China's growing awareness which greater regard for human privileges, religious freedom and also the guideline of law will serve to promote the development and social stability which China looks for in addition to to enhance China's international picture." This type of strategy might take substantial diplomatic skills thinking about "China's paranoid fear the Usa secretly promotes routine change and ‘separatists' within Taiwan, Tibet as well as Xinjiang".

The wires provide insight into the daily business of diplomacy that is hardly ever afforded to everyone, and it is interesting to notice the amount of function done nowadays on Uyghur problems. The importance of the part of the us as a keep track of associated with Uyghur individual rights problems in private conversations is created clear, and contrasts using its tactful open public position. Employees from the Uyghur Human Rights Task is well aware of the pressure the Chinese government exerts on Uyghur activists; still, the facts of Chinese language government stress on its counterparts is actually illustrative from the degree that Chinese language authorities make an effort to suppress contradictory narratives. With more revelations to come through Wikileaks, concerns over Uyghurs may not grab the headlines, however the wires possess shed brand new light on the documentation of individual privileges conditions within the Uyghur area.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Search Engine Optimisation And Marketing with articles Will Place You On Page One

Seo and marketing with articles are two of the strongest strategies that can be used promoting your internet site and get the revenue and success that you desire for your internet business. These two things have been around to get a really while already nevertheless they still remain to be really effective. Actually, these have helped lots of people free themselves from the traditional means of money-generating options of society.

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In the past submitting articles to different web sites was once so simple the effects that they produce for websites was powerful. However, stuff has changed a whole lot today. Nowadays submitting the same article to different websites has stopped being advisable because search engines have now changed to a huge extent in the manner they rank pages. They no longer rank contents that are identical like they accustomed to in the past. This is one of the best types of changes that exist in internet marketing trends. This change has given birth to wide plethora of methods that internet marketers are using today. Nearly all of online marketers now produce articles and submit them in really popular article submission sites and wait for site visitors arrive at their pages. Be thought of as that most reliable Search engine marketing strategy that you can use. Aside from being effective, this delivers favorable benefits on a regular basis. The only issue using this technique is the caliber of traffic that you'll get out of this defintely won't be so good if you don't do proper market and keyword research beforehand and rehearse in-links. You need for carrying on these two things prior to deciding to submit your posts so that you won't find yourself losing huge amounts of targeted prospects. Because of this you have to practice good amounts of diligence if you would like your advertising initiatives to be effective.

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Roofing Contractors Vancouver Washington

There are several things to take into consideration when looking for the roofing contractor. Value, experience, along with referrals are a couple of the things you will probably be concerned about. Continue reading for even other great ideas.

  • Finding a Roofing Contractors

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Before hunting for a roofing contractor, ensure you have a common idea of the project that you need to did. By no means do you have to be an authority. If you have a Roof Qualification, read it carefully to find the specifics of your active roof. If you don't have a Roof Certificate, refer to documents agreed upon during closing to locate your Roof Inspection sheet. These documents should give you everything you need to be familiar with your roof. Just before contacting a new roofing contractor, you have to have a list of specifications and requirements to help you decide exactly who works for your roofing project. Make sure to write down every potential roof covering contractor's answers as well as check these against each other. If there are any discrepancies, be sure to be aware this along with take this into consideration when generating a final selection. There are no uncomplicated ways to go with a roofing contractor, however , if you take pay attention to to the info provided, your chances of a successful roofing project are greatly improved.

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  • Research

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When looking for a roofing contractors, it's imperative to first do your own background research. While looking in the phone book or on the web is a suitable place to find a company, finding relevant information on these kind of businesses will probably be found in other areas. First, check with areas like the Better Business Bureau, city, express, and state public records, and also local certification agencies. Inquire your roofing contractor if they are a part of any roofing contractor associations. These kind of precautions may mitigate the risks. Additionally ask them what forms of roofing they will specialize in. In addition ask your own roofing contractor about any extended warranties they offer on the installed homes. Find out what safety measures they decide to use avoid harm done to other areas of the home simply by workers. Things such as gutters, siding, and fireplaces are near the coast proximity and therefore susceptible to unintended damages.

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  • Licensing and References

Roofing Contractors are not necessary to be certified in all states. Contact neighborhood licensing organizations that control general construction contractors to get a list of requirements. Once you have received the requirements, make a list of comprehensive questions to ask your potential roofing contractor. This simple record should right away help you to discount the certified from the untrained roofing contractors. Qualified contractors should be able to very easily answer questions or even tell you that they have to do even more research just before giving a definitive response.

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Seo Through Article Writing

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Focus your posts on your own potential readers or customers. Search engine optimization articles should address real questions that are asked by current or past customers. Each article you're writing in your case company will include detailed analysis and Search engine optimization keywords which can help associate your internet site with all the content within the website. Focus your articles on as much as 3 keywords and don't stray at their store. Consistency is vital when writing Seo articles. If you are covering Vancouver Seo make certain your always come up with information tightly related to the keyword.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Portraits of Uyghurs

In the middle of the desert landscapes of Taklamakan, in the northern-west part of China, the land of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is a very least populated land whereas it covers close to a sixth from the country's area. Getting resisted while in hundreds of years the Han Chinese domination, Xinjiang, or Old Eastern Turkistan, fell under the Chinese Han domination in 1949. From then, its population is generally Uyghur People and Turkish - speaking System.

Group Portrait of Centennial Symposium by ericennotamm

Islamic most importantly, the Uyghur people have a solid religious identification that, in specific, enabled them to protect a strong difference in opposition to the Chinese invader. Certainly, the Uyghur Empire of Mongolia knew a great civilization, until its absorption by the Mongolian Empire in the XIIIth century.

Uyghurs in a muslim restaurante by Bertrand Linet

While in their own historical past, the Uyghurs successively taken on Shamanism, Manicheism, Buddhism and the Nestorianism before lastly changing to Islam when the Arab conquerors beat the Chinese in year 751 BC., thus starting the way to the Islamization of the complete Central Asia.

Under the effect of the religions which they adopted, the Uyghurs taken successively, and at times in a competing way, a large number of written forms (turco-runic, brahmi, tokharien, soghdien) before developing their own graphic system.

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The coming of Islam was a great modification because it was supported by the assimilation of the Uyghur land in the enormous Turco-Mongolian and Islamic Empire. Thus, the descendants of Genghis Khan progressively replaced their writing by a Arabo-Persan alphabet, still used presently.

If their own writing, their own language and their religion mark a real big difference with the culture of Chinese Han, Uyghur People also are different from their aspect, so aspect of Central Asia's people. A matt skin, eyes representing a whole pallet of colors, from black to deep blue, features directing out to the Mongolian, Turkish or Uzbek origins of these men and these women.

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For a few years, China has integrated the proper identity of these remote people, though they represent only nine million population - a trifle for this particular great region. Thus, the Uyghurs are now part of the 56 ethnic minority groups having been well known in an official way by the People's Republic of China.

This particular statute allows them a few rights in a country exactly where their big difference is very often repressed. Therefore, Uyghur people escape the "single child policy" and their language is accepted as the second official language in Xinjiang.

The integration of the Uyghurs and their culture in China, however, looks really illusory. The presence of all-natural resources in Xinjiang, and its area with nations acknowledged as very sensitive, highly motivated the government to accelerate the sinicization of this area. Million of Han thus came to settle in this new Chinese eldorado, monopolizing the greater responsibility job opportunities.

In response to this true will to assimilate the Uyghur people into the Chinese culture, an independent party like East Turkistan Islamic Movement(ETIM) was born in the early 1990.

Saying more flexibility, but specially the recognition of their true identity, this movement was seriously repressed by the power authorities in location Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

The situations of September 11, 2001, were the perfect occasion for the Chinese government to justify true reprisals: they declared the "Uyghur freedom fighters" as dangerous terrorists linked to Al Quaida because of their Muslim origins and their proximity with Pakistan and Afghanistan... However, the terrible repression which followed did not calm down the anger. The Uyghur population continues today to proudly hold their identity and their ethnic heritage , even though they become a minority on their own land.

For further information and facts about the Uyghurs, you can visit a Uyghur website called Uyghur News at http://www.uyghurnews.com

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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on personal finance tips for recent college grads, haggling like a pro to get what you want, and tips to build your savings account.

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7 Most Important Personal Finance Tips for Recent College Grads — If you are a recent grad, don't forget to start building an emergency fund. [Money Crashers]

Haggle Like a Pro to Get What You Want — To haggle successfully, consider talking to someone higher up. [Savvy Sugar]

5 Tips to Build Your Savings Account — Build your savings account by setting up an auto transfer. [Not Made of Money]

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I am basically a one-man design team for a bimonthly magazine.

As a startup, I was never really making much money here. About $48k.

In fact, marketwise, I was barely getting paid what a single designer should make even tho I am doing the job of at least two people.

I havent received a raise since fall 2007, even for cost of living.

In the time since then, my work (and remember that there is only one designer here) has won us about 6 industry awards.

In fact, in 2010 we won 3 awards and they were all design awards.

The reason I bring all this up is because one would hope that a performance record like that would merit a certain amount of base respect. However since this is the first business my boss has owned, I feel like they are simply spoiled into thinking that this work is just a given. Maybe they just dont know any better.

So now, with the industry souring and ad sales dropping a bit, I have taken a significant pay cut and am now doing all of the advert design that they once jobbed out to freelancers. Ad to that our rush to launch an iPad version and I am now doing far more work for even less money.

I wasnt offered flex time. I wasnt offered furlough days. In fact, for a salaried employee that ends up working heavy deadlines once every two months, my bosses still treat me like an employee that needs to saty til the very end of his "shift" regardless of whether I have work to do at the time.

Another issue (more context) is that they seem to think they have some kind of exclusivity with me. At first they asked that I let them know if I was doing any freelance work, as a "courtesy". But the very first time I mentioned that I was doing a poster on my own time on a dead weekend for a friends band for FREE, my boss acted very butthurt. AS if he should wield a veto power over my work on my own time. This has had the effect of me simply hiding the freelance I do from them. I really dont feel its their business.

So annnnnnnyway. Ive had enough and I am building my portfolio site to hopefully begin shopping myself around. I know the economy sucks, but Im not planning to leave until I get a better offer.

Knowing all that you know about the attitude of my boss presented above, should I worry about them trying to prevent me from using the work Ive created here the last 5 years in my portfolio? CAN they prevent me? Should I be worried?

BONUS: am I being treated unfairly? Ive been in this industry for 15 years and Im giving up hope that Ill ever not work for knobs. Does it suck everywhere?

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