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USA is a one-stop destination, filled with brilliant options like fascinating places, numerous business opportunities, world-class medical facilities et al. These are the reasons that prompt people to visit the USA and take a glimpse of a lifestyle there and witness beautiful US destinations that are renowned world over. If you are also one of the aspirants of the US visit visa, Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd is definitely a name you can bank upon.

We provide expertise assistance in application procedure, documentation, translation and other relevant queries. In addition, we extend tips for your interview at the US Consulate so that our clients experience a stress free application procedure and qualify through the same without having to face any obstacles.

You may argue that you are from a country that enjoys the privilege of gaining an entry into the USA without any visa. Sure, there are countries that have visa-free travel permission for the United States but of course, we offer assistance for residents of countries who cannot escape the necessity to obtain B1 and B2 visa for the USA, which is extended depending upon the purpose of visit.

To obtain these non-immigrant visas for the U.S, you must qualify through the provisions mentioned under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The law presumes all US visit visa applicants to be intended immigrants. Therefore, we help you nullify this presumption as you demonstrate your purpose of visit, specific time period for which you are expected to be in the U.S as well as binding ties that assure your return from the USA, like your residence, family, leave letter for the same time period from the job and other such proofs.

Besides, you have the option if you wish to self-sponsor your US visit or you may also go for sponsored trip, wherein your relatives in the US may like to sponsor your visit, though sponsor may have to comply with a few conditions.

For elaborate information, kindly explore our options on the right and contact Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd at the earliest for free assessment to check your eligibility against the requirements of your US visit visa.

Why Visit The USA?

With smorgasbord of options, there is a lot that you can do and see in the USA. There are many reasons that may prompt you for a U.S. visit, it may be business meetings, advanced medical facilities offered or just a pleasure holiday for family and friends. Whatever your reason might be, there is always a scope of exploring the place that you cannot miss.

When it comes to the USA, it has something to offer for everyone. While kids can witness their fantasyland with all cartoon characters and attractive games at the Disneyland, adults can have a thrilling experience at the casinos and bars of Las Vegas. Spectacular scenery, amazing beaches and perfect weather throughout the year leave nature lovers mesmerized at Hawaii. From boating and surfing to tanning, you can have utmost tropical experience here.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an array of interesting things to witness, such as The Comedy Barn Theater, Believe It or Not Museum, Christus Gardens and many more. Hence, the fun never sets when you are in the USA. There is always something for you to look forward to.

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So, if U.S. is on your list for the next travel destination, Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd extends a helping hand for you to get a visit visa to the USA with utmost ease. Let our executives be bothered for all your documentation and visa approval formalities, while you plan your itinerary for U.S. Fill our free assessment form and we will get in touch with you very soon.

US Visit Visa – Selection Criteria

Tourist or visitor visa is the non-immigrant visa that is issued for temporary visit to the USA. Anyone who wishes to go for a temporary business visit can rely on Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd visit visa services under B1 visa. Visitors interested in exploring the country or visiting for medical treatment can place their trust in us for approval under B2 visit visa for the USA.

U.S. visit visas are issued for a minimum of 3 months and for a maximum of 10 years. Our executives are well versed in U.S. visit visa issues and are capable to assist you in gaining an extension of your transitory visa to the USA for another six months, if required, based on INS approval, while you are still in U.S.

Though the requirements for U.S. visit visas are not as stringent as the permanent USA immigration but there are a few basic requirements that you need to comply with. Visitor visa applicants are required to show that they qualify under the Immigration and Nationality Act provisions.

The law presumes every applicant of visitor visa as a future immigrant. So, most requirements are in relation to outdo this presumption of law. You can check these requirements below:

1. You must mention the purpose of your U.S. trip – business, medical treatment, pleasure or any other.

2. You must assure authorities that you plan to stay in U.S. only for a limited or specific period.

3. You must also prove that you have many binding ties and your home outside the USA that will ultimately ensure your return to your homeland.

Besides, all applicants of visit visas to U.S are interviewed at the US Consulate, prior to the final visa grant. Immigration consultants at Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd prepare you beforehand regarding the expected questions at the time of the interview as well as suggested suitable answers for the same. This assures an almost guaranteed success for U.S. visit visas for our clients.

Apart from the above-mentioned requirements, there are a few document submission requirements as well. This especially stands true for applicants who are visiting for medical treatment. Medical diagnosis by an authorized doctor, letter from the medical facility or physician from U.S. showing the willingness to cure your ailment along with the expected cost and period for treatment and state of financial responsibility by the sponsor (of an organizations and individuals) are among the most essential documents that needs to be presented.

Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd immigration specialists for U.S. are driven by the zeal to succeed, we thereby help you with obtaining all required documents and in fulfilling all requirements for a smooth U.S. visit visa. Kindly fill our free assessment form to initiate your visit visa procedure to the USA at the earliest.

USA Visit Visa – Application Process

Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd officials are well acquainted with US visit visa procedure. To provide you an overview of the whole procedure, given below is a step-by-step process for the USA visit visa, we sail you through:

1. Paying the service charge and application fee – All applicants of non-immigrant visa category are required to deposit an application fee along with the VFS service charge. Officials who are traveling for government business and official purpose of international organizations are exempted from making the payment. We make your fee submissions and forward your applications for non-immigrant visa. This is the non-refundable amount. A visa fee receipt is received at the time of fee submissions that help us to take you to the next step.

2. Completion of application forms and taking a visa appointment – Visa fee receipt is generated within two business days of fee submission, after which we arrange for an appointment of visa interview for you. Our able immigration team assists you in filling essential immigration forms accurately. DS-156 is the most important form that is filled at this level, along with DS-157 and DS-158 forms, if applicable in your case. A different procedure is followed for a visa application submission at the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai. With many of our immigration specialists based in Mumbai, our clients never hesitate in approaching us for any of their visa needs, even if it requires to be submitted in Mumbai as well.

3. Appearing for the visa interview – You are then requested to report at the US consulate or embassy, to appear for the interview. Our USA immigration specialists help you prepare for these interviews along with getting all your documents ready so as to avoid any refusals. So, you need not worry about refusals as long as you apply through Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd . We are always on our toes to utilize our resources to the maximum to straighten out the lumps in the approval of your U.S. visit visa. Two stickers of barcode along with the original receipt from the authorized bank where the fee payment is made, one latest passport size photograph, appointment letter (printed) and draft, if required, are some essential things that you must carry at the time of the interview.

4. Passport returned via courier – Passport of successful visa applicants are retained by the visa officer for stamping purposes. This is couriered via VFS and is delivered at your postal address within seven days of your interview.

Hence, when you levy the responsibility of your USA visit visa approval on Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd , you can almost be sure to set forth on your U.S. vacation soon. To get in touch with us, please fill ou

free assessment form and we will get back to you shortly.

USA Visit Visa – Reasons For Refusal

While there are several reasons for refusal of USA visitor visas and conditions for approval have been made even more stringent after the 9/11 terrorist attack but you need not bother about having to face any such failure as experienced consultants at Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd stand by your side in every step of the visa process. Our US immigration specialists are well acquainted with the reasons for refusal of applications and ensure that our clients do not have to be disappointed.

We thereby gear you with useful advice to easily qualify through every step and overcome every hurdle without any hassle and finally get your USA visit visa approval, easily. Grounds on which visa application is usually refused are:

Inability to produce sufficient relevant documents

Insufficient funds to support one`s own or dependants` expenses

Criminal record of the applicant

Disclosure of any essential fact about the applicant, otherwise hidden by them.

Insufficient proof to provide evidence for residence abroad or strong ties, such as family, employment or any other that ensure your return from U.S. after a temporary stay there.

However, insufficient information provided in the application form and lack of providing the demanded documents may also cause the return of application and extends your visa procedure but this doesn`t cause the refusal of the applications. At Stallion Immigration Pvt Ltd , we assure that your application gets an approval in the minimum possible time, as our executives make sure that such mistakes do not happen and give their best effort to present your case in a favorable light to the U.S. embassy officials. For a free assessment of your profile for USA visit visa, please fill our assessment form and we will get back to you very soon.

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Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds

Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds

Friday, May 16, 2008

Controversy has arisen over the reported presence of blue asbestos on the MV Freewinds, a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology. According to the Saint Martin newspaper The Daily Herald and the shipping news journal Lloyd’s List, the Freewinds was sealed in April and local public health officials on the Caribbean island of Curaçao where the ship is docked began an investigation into the presence of asbestos dust on the ship. Former Scientologist Lawrence Woodcraft supervised work on the ship in 1987, and attested to the presence of blue asbestos on the Freewinds in an affidavit posted to the Internet in 2001. Woodcraft, a licensed architect by profession, gave a statement to Wikinews and commented on the recent events.

According to The Daily Herald, the Freewinds was in the process of being renovated by the Curaçao Drydock Company. The article states that samples taken from paneling in the ship were sent to the Netherlands, where an analysis revealed that they “contained significant levels of blue asbestos”. An employee of the Curaçao Drydock Company told Radar Online in an April 30 article that the Freewinds has been docked and sealed, and confirmed that an article about asbestos ran in the local paper.

Lloyd’s List reported that work on the interior of the Freewinds was suspended on April 27 after health inspectors found traces of blue asbestos on the ship. According to Lloyd’s List, Frank Esser, Curaçao Drydock Company’s interim director, joined Curaçao’s head of the department of labor affairs Christiene van der Biezen along with the head of the local health department Tico Ras and two inspectors in an April 25 inspection of the ship. “We are sending someone so that they can tell us what happened, where it came from, since when it has been there,” said Panama Maritime Authority’s director of merchant marine Alfonso Castillero in a statement to Lloyd’s List.

The Church of Scientology purchased the ship, then known as the Bohème, in 1987, through an organization called Flag Ship Trust. After being renovated and refitted, it was put into service in June 1988. The ship is used by the Church of Scientology for advanced Scientology training in “Operating Thetan” levels, as well as for spiritual retreats for its members. Curaçao has been the ship’s homeport since it was purchased by the Church of Scientology.

According to his 2001 statement, Lawrence Woodcraft had been an architect in London, England since 1975, and joined Scientology’s elite “Sea Organization” (Sea Org) in 1986. He wrote that he was asked by the Sea Org to work on the Freewinds in 1987, and during his work on the ship “noticed a powdery blue fibrous substance approximately 1 ½” thick between the paint and the steel wall,” which he believed to be asbestos. He also discovered what he thought was blue asbestos in other parts of the ship, and reported his findings to Church of Scientology executives. Woodcraft discussed his experiences in a 2001 interview published online by the Lisa McPherson Trust, a now-defunct organization which was critical of the Church of Scientology.

The Freewinds regularly inspects the air quality on board and always meets or exceeds US standards.

Church of Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw responded to Radar Online about the asbestos reports, in an email published in an article in Radar on May 1. “The Freewinds regularly inspects the air quality on board and always meets or exceeds US standards,” said Pouw. She stated that two inspections performed in April “confirmed that the air quality is safe,” and asserted that the inspections revealed the Freewinds satisfies standards set by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Clean Air Act.

Pouw told Radar that “The Freewinds will be completing its refit on schedule.” The Church of Scientology-affiliated organization Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) had been planning a cruise aboard the Freewinds scheduled for May 8, but according to Radar an individual who called the booking number for the cruise received a message that the cruise had been delayed due to ongoing work on the ship. Citing an article in the Netherlands Antilles newspaper Amigoe, Radar reported on May 6 that a team from the United States and supervised by an independent bureau from the Netherlands traveled to Curaçao in order to remove asbestos from the Freewinds.

…if the Church of Scientology claims to have removed the blue asbestos, I just don’t see how, it’s everywhere. You would first have to remove all the pipes, plumbing, a/c ducts, electrical wiring etc. etc. just a maze of stuff.

“I stand by everything I wrote in my 2001 affidavit,” said Lawrence Woodcraft in an exclusive statement given to Wikinews. Woodcraft went on to state: “I would also comment that if the Church of Scientology claims to have removed the blue asbestos, I just don’t see how, it’s everywhere. You would first have to remove all the pipes, plumbing, a/c ducts, electrical wiring etc. etc. just a maze of stuff. Also panelling as well, basically strip the ship back to a steel hull. Also blue asbestos is sprayed onto the outer walls and then covered in paint. It’s in every nook and cranny.”

Many Scientologist celebrities have spent time aboard the Freewinds, including Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Chick Corea, Lisa Marie Presley, Catherine Bell, Kate Ceberano, and Juliette Lewis. Now magazine reported that Tom Cruise has been urged to seek medical attention regarding potential asbestos exposure, however a representative for Cruise stated he has “absolutely no knowledge” of the recent asbestos controversy. Cruise, Holmes, Travolta and Preston have celebrated birthdays and other events on the Freewinds.

There is not now and never has been a situation of asbestos exposure on the Freewinds.

In a May 15 statement to the United Kingdom daily newspaper Metro, a representative for the Church of Scientology said that “There is not now and never has been a situation of asbestos exposure on the Freewinds.” The Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center notes that agencies have recommended anyone who has spent time on the Freewinds consult with their physician to determine if possible asbestos exposure may have affected their health.

Raw blue asbestos is the most hazardous form of asbestos, and has been banned in the United Kingdom since 1970. Blue asbestos fibers are very narrow and thus easily inhaled, and are a major cause of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which can develop in the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, the lining of the abdominal cavity, or the pericardium sac surrounding the heart. The cancer is incurable, and can manifest over 40 years after the initial exposure to asbestos.

“This is the most dangerous type of asbestos because the fibres are smaller than the white asbestos and can penetrate the lung more easily,” said toxicologist Dr. Chris Coggins in a statement published in OK! Magazine. Dr. Coggins went on to note that “Once diagnosed with mesothelioma, the victim has six months to a year to live. It gradually reduces lung function until the victim is no longer able to breathe and dies.”

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Auckland City Council acts to remove suspect chemicals in pre-school’s soil

Auckland City Council acts to remove suspect chemicals in pre-school’s soil

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Chemicals, which the Auckland City Council said are a suspected cause of cancer and are considered toxic, have been found in soil at a children’s playcentre in Auckland. The contamination was found at the Auckland Central Playcentre in Freemans Bay, and the Council will now spend $100,000 removing the top 50 cm (about 20 in) of soil at the playcentre, doing landscaping and replacing playground equipment.

The presence of “polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzo-a-pyrene,” was suspected at the school playground and was confirmed by a chemical analysis on Tuesday. The chemicals may cause temporary digestive and respiratory distress, as well as irritation of the eyes and skin. The levels of benzo-a-pyrene found were between 0.06 and 4.82 milligrams per kilogram of soil at surface level, according to the Ministry of Education. A potential risk is present at levels above 3.5 mg.

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Interview with Reggie Bibbs on his life with neurofibromatosis

Interview with Reggie Bibbs on his life with neurofibromatosis

Friday, December 14, 2007

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic condition causing benign tumors (neurofibromas) to grow along certain types of nerves and, in addition, it can affect the development of bones or skin. There are several variants of the disease but type 1 and type 2 NF account for the vast majority of cases.

The disease manifestations can vary from very mild to severe. Major symptoms include growths on and under the skin; skin pigmentations called café au lait spots in type 1; acoustic nerve tumors and consequent hearing loss in type 2. Growths can affect nearly all parts of the body, and pressure on nearby structures can cause a wide variety of complications. There is a small risk that the tumors transform into malignant cancerous lesions.

NF is one of the most common single-gene human diseases; around 1 in 2,500-4,000 live births are affected by NF-1, whereas NF-2 occurs in about 1 in 50,000-120,000. Both type 1 and 2 are autosomal dominant conditions, meaning that only one copy of the mutated gene need be inherited to pass the disorder. A child of a parent with neurofibromatosis and an unaffected parent will have a 50% chance of inheriting the disorder. The gene responsible for NF-1 and possibly NF-2 is thought to function as a tumor suppressor gene.

In most cases of neurofibromatosis 1, patients can live normal and productive lives. In about 25-40% of patients there is an associated learning disability with or without ADHD. In some cases of neurofibromatosis 2, the damage to nearby vital structures, such as the cranial nerves and the brainstem, can be life-threatening. When tumors are causing pain or disfiguration, surgery is thus far the only proven beneficial treatment option.

Reggie Bibbs is a 43-year-old-man living in Houston, Texas. Mr Bibbs was born with a genetic disease called neurofibromatosis (NF), which causes him to develop tumors on his body (see infobox on the right). NF can be a subtle disease, but in Bibbs’ case it has left him with a disfigured face and deformed leg. But he is happy with the way he looks, and doesn’t want to change his appearance to please other people. He has launched a successful campaign entitled “Just Ask”, and that’s just what Wikinews did in a video-interview.

The interview was prepared by Wikinews reporter Michaël Laurent with the help of Bertalan Meskó (who has a popular genetics and web 2.0 blog). Their questions were sent to a close friend of Mr. Bibbs, Lou Congelio, who kindly conducted the interview.


  • 1 Infobox: What is neurofibromatosis?
  • 2 The interview
    • 2.1 On neurofibromatosis
    • 2.2 Growing up
    • 2.3 A head to toe body tour
    • 2.4 The daily life of Reggie Bibbs
    • 2.5 Raising awareness and his campaign
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External links
This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

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Tornado strikes London, injuring six

Tornado strikes London, injuring six

Thursday, December 7, 2006

A tornado has struck Kensal Green in North West London. Up to 150 houses have been damaged, and six people were injured, one seriously. Residential roads were closed off, but most have now been re-opened. Residents have had to seek temporary accommodation. Traffic was also diverted causing disruption but has now returned to normal. The cost of the damage is estimated to be at least £20,000,000.

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Adventure Plans To Stimulate You: Hostels, Chow Area, Boutiques, Activities, Day Fun And Bars

Adventure Plans to Stimulate you: Hostels, Chow area, Boutiques, Activities, Day Fun and Bars


Edith Larway

Costa Rica Vacation Packages

Costa Rica Vacation Packages will show off the beauty of this country. This trip promises to be memorable as you can take on a 7-day and 6 nights Arenal-Monteverde trip for $487 per person. Witness the country s astonishing rainforest as you go on a day tour to the royal Arenal Volcano and explore the Monteverde Cloudforest, a sheltered cloud area, habitat to a wide array of plants and animals. If you just want to loosen up while taking pleasure on the beach, the Cocktails and Dreams package for 9 days and 8 nights will freshen you up. The Hotel Flor Blanca in Mal Pais will give you the privacy you need as you take a refreshing bath outdoors with a view of the 7-acre jungle and a flourishing garden for $2195 per person. Be familiar with the rich cultural lineage Costa Rica in this Culture Trip for $995 per person at 7 days and 6 nights. Travel details consists tours to the museum and cultural sites of San Jose, coffee and sugar cane plantations and ecological preserves. Treat yourself to this fabulous getaway!

Leisure Activities with the Panama Vacation Packages

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Picture yourself on your next holiday wearing your summer attire. Decide on taking any of these Panama Vacation Packages that will make your trip hassle free for your own luxury. Take off for a fishing expedition for 7 nights for $900 per person on this Affordable Fishing Trip at the Auzero Peninsula and try to learn how the natives catch fish around the lovely and serene Iguana Island. Enjoy a real adventure vacation visiting indigenous habitats and traversing man made wonders on this Elegant Romantic Escape for $2500 per person. Explore the ruins of old Panama City and the Panama Canal while savouring native food as you witness the glory of the past here before capping the day off by the beachside. Looking for a bit of nature and wildlife?Take on an expedition around the Chagres and Soberania National Parks, view the Spanish empire road of Camino de Cruces and have an adventure going down the waterfalls for $1800 per person on the Rumble in Jungle Trip. Everything s within your reach at your next tourist destination.

Bangkok Vacation Packages

Asia is a unique continent, with countries rich in culture and traditions like Bangkok so if you want to experience a different world, avail of the Bangkok Vacation Packages. Ramada D Ma Bangkok situated at Nakorn Luang Plaza 1091 388 Petchburi R gives impeccable assistance to all their clients. They have 294 deluxe rooms to choose from, a health center for exercise enthusiasts, wet sauna room for men and women separately, a hanging swimming pool on top of the 8th floor, a restaurant that serves buffet and a la carte, lounge area to unwind, drink some and eat some and a pool side mini-bar which enables guests to use their laptops since it has an internet connection. Rooms at its lowest is $44. 90 for a party of 3 while landmarks in the area are National Stadium, Ploenchit Center, Times Square Tower, Patpong/Thaniya Plaza, Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Lumphini Thai Boxing Stadium, Erawan Shrine (4 Faces Buddha), Queen Sirikit Convention Center and Siam Discovery & Siam Square Shopping Center. Get your package now!

Cancun Vacation Packages

Spend some quiet time alone and go on a vacation. Visit the beautiful Mexico and work on your budget with these great Cancun Vacation Packages. Have a splendid time at the Royal Solaries Cancun Quotes with their $413 promo for two which includes complimentary breakfast, infinite rides for kayaking and windsurfing at the beach and deluxe rooms for you to stay in. It is just a walking distance from the bars and malls and 15 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. Have peace and quiet at the Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand with its beautiful gardens and 1500 feet of beach for a low price of $280 overnight stay for two. Start your day right here with their in-package breakfast, leisure activities, live bands during dinner at Cocay and El Oriental Restaurants and round the clock room service. For cheaper promos, try the $67 overnight stay at the Celuisma Imperial Las Perlas at any of their rooms in their 6 establishments with a swimming pool on each floor. Learn how to dive in their pools or do fun activities at the beach like kayaking and windsurfing. You deserve a break so go and prepare for your trip in Mexico.

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European Parliament committee backs visa-free travel for Balkan countries

European Parliament committee backs visa-free travel for Balkan countries

Friday, October 9, 2009

The European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee supported on Tuesday a proposal by the European Commission to scrap visa requirements for citizens of Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia, starting on January 1 of next year.

The committee also asked that Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania be included in the visa liberalisation process, although neither has met EU-determined benchmarks yet. European Parliament members also want to initiate visa liberalisation dialogues with Kosovo and establish a roadmap for visa-free travel.

Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro currently appear to have strong support within the Parliament for implementing the proposal.

“I am convinced that what we are trying to do now with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania will not slow down the other three countries. This was a political decision by all the member-states of the European community and that will not change,” said Tanja Fajon, the European Parliament Rapporteur on Visa Liberalization.

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Publisher withdraws book about Nelson Mandela’s final days after family complaint

Publisher withdraws book about Nelson Mandela’s final days after family complaint

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A book about Nelson Mandela’s final days was withdrawn on Monday by publisher Penguin Random House South Africa after a complaint by Mandela’s family. Mandela’s Last Years was released on July 18, which is Nelson Mandela Day, and was written by the former South African President’s physician, Dr. Vejay Ramlakan.

Penguin Random House released a statement confirming the withdrawal, saying they would issue no further copies. They also added the book was “meant to portray Nelson Mandela’s courage and strength until the very end of his life and was in no way intended to be disrespectful”.

Mandela’s widow Graca Machel reportedly said, before the withdrawal, she was considering legal action. She claimed Ramlakan had breached patient confidentiality. Dr. Ramlakan has disputed this, saying he was given permission. In a television interview, he said “all parties who needed to be consulted were consulted.”

Details within the book revealed information not previously disclosed including that Mandela was holding the hand of one of his ex-wives, Winnie, when he died. It also claims he once waited 30 minutes when an ambulance he was being transported in broke down and had to be replaced, and recounts discover of a spy camera in the morgue where his body was being held after he died.

Nelson Mandela died at age 95 on December 5, 2013.

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Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation

Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

People rallied in 300 locations across Australia today to protest the Federal Government’s proposed changes to industrial relations laws, WorkChoices. According to police, around 150,000 people congregated in Melbourne, from where speeches were broadcast throughout the country. In Sydney, thirty thousand gathered in Belmore Park and Martin Place to watch the broadcast before marching to Chifley Square.

Sharan Burrow, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), said that under the changes many working conditions would be under threat, including “penalty rates, public holidays, overtime pay, control over rostered hours, shift penalties, even 4 weeks annual leave.” The government has claimed, despite various expert assesment to the contrary, and opposition from major Australian religious and charity organisations and some concern from its own backbench, that the IR changes will improve the economy and ultimately benefit workers, and dismissed the protests as having “little effect”.

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Creative Ways To Introduce New Employees In The Company Newsletter}

Submitted by: Jane Sherwin

Creative ways to introduce your new employees range from what you say to how you say it. This article covers both style and content for presenting newly-hired staff in your organization’s newsletter. And remember, you’re not being creative just for fun. The purpose of creative style, in this case, is to convey your organization’s commitment to all employees. In addition, you may want to suggest how the hiring process works, what kinds of employees you are looking for, and any bonuses you offer current employees for bringing in talent.


Photos are almost always an improvement, especially when you are working to help new employees settle into their jobs. Recognition makes a difference. Imagine people saying “Hey, I saw you in the newsletter! How’s it going?” But if you have to choose between a bad photo-too dark, looks too much like a mug shot, and none at all, I would go with none at all. Better still, go back and get it right!

In addition to photos, consider a framework that you use in every issue. Give it some character-not just a boring double outline. Include some logo or other design that is usually connected with your employee policies.

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Many organizations prefer to introduce new employees just monthly-easier for the newsletter staff to collect and organize. If your newsletter is monthly, then that’s your choice! But by announcing new hires weekly, you make the news more immediate, and more important. It’s not hard to set up a format and just drop the information in.

What to say about each employee

Of course you’ll want to mention job title and department, this goes without saying. But, depending on your size, there may be many people who have no idea what a department does, so a word or two of explanation can help. Suppose, for example, that Ken Werner has just joined your company as a machine setter. You could say just that: “Ken Werner, machine setter, March 21.” But what if you added a little zip? “Ken Werner is Arco’s newest machine setter and part of Bob Landsdorf’s team in the automotive division.”

This information comes right out of the application process, so it’s not the least difficult to obtain. If you want to enrich the content even further, you might include in your hiring process a form for collecting something interesting about the employee. For example, when a new employee comes in to complete IRS and other forms, you could make it routine to ask a couple of questions such as “What do you enjoy in your off hours?” Or even “What would you like other employees to know about you?” You might also touch base with the new employee’s supervisor to find out what their special strengths are.

Recruitment and hiring practices

Provide some information about these practices. For example, note your equal opportunity policy, and refer people to the details on your intranet. If you are offering hiring bonuses (this assumes a healthy economy!) make this clear and include a contact name. If you have a new policy around hiring, mention it here. Use writing that is clear and simple, not heavy and bureaucratic. You want to make it clear that new employees are always welcome and recognized.

Copyright (c) 2011 Jane Sherwin. You may reprint this entire article and you must include the copyright info and the following statement: “Jane Sherwin is a writer who helps hospitals and other healthcare facilities communicate their strengths and connect with their readers.”

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