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JUST wondering out loud if there are any laws prohibiting the burning rubbish in residential areas anywhere in the city. The smoke pollutes the air and some neighbours just don’t care, they really enjoy putting that match stick to the dirt.
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WE have witnessed ground staff from business houses in the city burning rubbish inside their premises. Those staffs need to be reminded about being friendly with the environment. If you have any details about this issue, we’d be glad to hear from you.
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THE were-jaguar is one of the most prominent and enigmatic designs of the Olmec people, who flourished between 1200 BCE and 400 BCE in south-central Mexico. Seen in murals and statues, the design is characterised by a down-turned mouth, almond-shaped eyes, fleshy lips, and a cleft forehead. Though the term is derived from the Old English “were,” meaning “man,” and “jaguar,” the predatory cat revered by the Olmec people, some scholars believe were-jaguars represent a different animal.
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THE Open Championship of the British Isles, or the Open, is the oldest and one of the most prestigious golf championship tournaments in the world. It began in 1860 at Scotland’s Prestwick course and is now rotated among select courses in England and Scotland. The first tournament was won by Willie Park, who also recorded the tournament’s highest single-hole stroke total—21. Though today the Open has a multimillion-dollar prize fund, there was no prize money initially.
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ROBERT Craig “Evel” Knievel was an American daredevil and icon of the 1970s. He began doing motorcycle stunts as a teenager, then embarked on an incredibly varied career that included professional hockey, a stint in the army, work in copper mines, and eventually crime – safecracking and holdups. In 1965 he “went straight” and took up performing dangerous and thrilling stunts, which did not always go smoothly and eventually earned him the record for most broken bones in a lifetime.
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A FORMER slave, Jean-Jacques Dessalines (ca. 1758–Oct 17, 1806) played a pivotal role under the command of Toussaint L’Ouverture in the Haitian struggle for independence from France. Dessalines ruled Haiti as Emperor Jacques I for two years before he was assassinated in a coup. It is Dessalines’ legacy as a freedom fighter and a founding father that Haitians remember on this official holiday commemorating the anniversary of his death. Haitians observe the holiday by participating in street parades in the capital city of Port-au-Prince and other cities.
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QUOTE of the day: The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style. – Fred Astaire
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