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Britain, Germany, UAE airports ‘refuse fuel to Iran jets’

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Airports in Britain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates have refused to refuel Iranian passenger planes since Washington imposed unilateral sanctions on Tehran last week, ISNA news agency said Monday.

An Iran Air plane at Paris-Orly airport. Airports in Britain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates have refused to offer fuel to Iranian passenger jets after unilateral sanctions imposed by Washington, ISNA news agency said

IRNA, the official state news agency, said in a separate report that Kuwaiti airports have also turned down fuel for Iranian passenger planes.


“Since last week, after the passing of the unilateral law by America and the sanctions against Iran, airports in England, Germany, the UAE have refused to give fuel to Iranian planes,” ISNA quoted Mehdi Aliyari, secretary of Iranian Airlines Union, as saying.


The decision by the airports in these countries comes at a time when a large number of expatriate Iranians, especially those in Europe, travel to and from Iran for summer holidays.


Aliyari said their refusal has so far impacted Iran Air, the national carrier, and a leading private airline, Mahan Air, as both operate several flights to Europe.


Pervez Sorouri, a lawmaker and member of Iranian parliament’s committee on foreign policy and national security, warned of a retaliatory action by Tehran, especially towards the United Arab Emirates.


He said Iran was an important trade partner of the UAE which is emerging from a financial crisis and “this (UAE’s refusal) can have some reaction from Iran,” ISNA reported.


Last Thursday, US President Barack Obama signed into law the toughest ever US sanctions on Iran, which he said would strike at Tehran’s capacity to finance its nuclear programme and deepen its isolation.


The measures, on top of new United Nations and European sanctions, aim to choke off Iran’s access to imports of refined petroleum products like gasoline and jet fuel, and to curb its access to the international banking system.


“With these sanctions — along with others — we are striking at the heart of the Iranian government’s ability to fund and develop its nuclear programmes,” Obama said before signing the sanctions into law.


“There should be no doubt: the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.”


World powers led by Washington suspect Tehran is making nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian atomic programme. Iran says its nuclear programme is purely for peaceful purposes.


On June 9, the UN Security Council imposed a fourth set of sanctions against Iran, which was followed by unilateral punitive measures by the European Union and later by the United States.


Iran could lodge a complaint to the United Nations and the International Civil Aviation Organisation over the action of these airports, lawmaker Kazem Jalali was quoted as saying by the English-language Iran News.


“A special committee has been set up in the Iranian majlis (parliament) to study the US sanctions on jet fuel,” Jalali said. “The US president has done his best to isolate the Islamic republic of Iran but to no avail.”


On Monday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again dismissed the sanctions imposed on Iran.


“The sanctions that they have imposed do not strike a blow at Iran … They have imposed these sanctions to defend themselves and they know they cannot do anything,” the hardliner said in the northwestern city of Bonab.


All the four set of UN sanctions have been imposed on Iran under the presidency of Ahmadinejad who has defiantly pursued Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Source: SGGP

Students refuse to sit exams, others cheat

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm




Students refuse to sit exams, others cheat


QĐND – Saturday, June 05, 2010, 23:18 (GMT+7)

Approximately 5,000 of Vietnam’s one million high school students failed to take their graduation exams this week due to illness and traffic accidents, while scores of others cheated their way through the tests. 


In Ho Chi Minh City, some 540 students fell ill, 52 students had traffic accidents on the way to their exams and 35 learners showed up too late to take their tests, said the Ministry of Education and Training, adding that 62 graders were not allowed to take the exam after they violated test regulations.


Senior high school students underwent in literature and chemistry tests on June 2 and geography, history, mathematics and foreign language on June 3. The weather was cool after it rained in some parts of the country on June 3, creating favorable conditions for students to take their tests.


But students were found to have thrown various sized cheat sheets into trash bins outside classrooms and restrooms after the examinations.


Some Hanoian students were caught writing details about historic events on their hands so they could cheat in the exams.


Dinh Ngoc Binh, deputy chairman of the examination council at Phan in HCMC, said that although it was against the rules, it was normal that students brought cheat sheets because supervisors couldn’t search the students. Dang Luu High School


Binh’s counterpart Le Hong Son said a supervisor found a student carrying a mobile phone on him the Thu in HCMC’s district Thu Duc. The twelfth grader was then prohibited from taking the exam. Khoa Huan High School


Many students have complained that the history test is too difficult because it is too long and they are given too much information to memorize. Of the six compulsory subjects, foreign language and chemistry are administered in a multiple-choice format.


The Department of Education and Training of the central province of Quang Nam said that more students failed to take the exams this year because they were ill.


Ministry regulations allow students with good records to obtain exemptions from taking the tests if they are confirmed to be ill by a local hospital.


The Red Cross Society of the central province of Thua Thien – Hue provided free meals for over 500 poor students from remote districts who participated in the examination in the City Hue on June 3.


The Department of Education and Training in the Mekong delta province praised student Tran Thanh Lien who tried to sit for geography and history tests on June 3 although her right hand, thigh and hip were burned and blistered in an accident that morning. of Soc Trang


Source: VNN


Source: QDND

Students refuse to sit exams, others cheat

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 10:12 am

Approximately 5,000 of Vietnam’s one million high school students failed to take their graduation exams this week due to illness and traffic accidents, while scores of others cheated their way through the tests.


In Ho Chi Minh City, some 540 students fell ill, 52 students had traffic accidents on the way to their exams and 35 learners showed up too late to take their tests, said the Ministry of Education and Training, adding that 62 graders were not allowed to take the exam after they violated test regulations.

Various siized examination floats or cheat sheets scattered in school ground, rest room and roads after the examination

Senior high school students underwent in literature and chemistry tests on June 2 and geography, history, mathematics and foreign language on June 3. The weather was cool after it rained in some parts of the country on June 3, creating favorable conditions for students to take their tests.


But students were found to have thrown various sized cheat sheets into trash bins outside classrooms and restrooms after the examinations.


Some Hanoian students were caught writing details about historic events on their hands so they could cheat in the exams.


Dinh Ngoc Binh, deputy chairman of the examination council at Phan Dang Luu High School in HCMC, said that although it was against the rules, it was normal that students brought cheat sheets because supervisors couldn’t search the students.


Binh’s counterpart Le Hong Son said a supervisor found a student carrying a mobile phone on him the Thu Khoa Huan High School in HCMC’s district Thu Duc. The twelfth grader was then prohibited from taking the exam.


Many students have complained that the history test is too difficult because it is too long and they are given too much information to memorize. Of the six compulsory subjects, foreign language and chemistry are administered in a multiple-choice format.


The Department of Education and Training of the central province of Quang Nam said that more students failed to take the exams this year because they were ill.


Ministry regulations allow students with good records to obtain exemptions from taking the tests if they are confirmed to be ill by a local hospital.


The Red Cross Society of the central province of Thua Thien – Hue provided free meals for over 500 poor students from remote districts who participated in the examination in the City Hue on June 3.


The Department of Education and Training in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang praised student Tran Thanh Lien who tried to sit for geography and history tests on June 3 although her right hand, thigh and hip were burned and blistered in an accident that morning.

Source: SGGP