Chit Chat about anything..

Njt11

Active Member
I know!!! I don't think I will either!!!
 

Amr

Active Member
Hey Guys, What's with shocking news about low cost? I Also have booked my hotel in Tunisia with 7ideas, are they having some problems?
Aren't they spanish?
 

Selmi

Active Member
Hey Guys, What's with shocking news about low cost? I Also have booked my hotel in Tunisia with 7ideas, are they having some problems?
Aren't they spanish?
The low cost group are no longer trading. 7ideas is a seperate company trading in Spain but owned by one of the low cost directors ! Business as normal. Maybe double check your reservation direct with the hotel just to be on the safe side.
 

Rosewater

Active Member
After weeks of waiting i got a message from Humane Society International (HSI) saying :
""HSI is prepared to send a letter to Tunisian government authorities offering expertise and urging them to adopt a humane--and effective-- approach to dog population management. Can you provide us with the names, titles (government position), and direct email addresses of those who are responsible for the program of dog killing? Once we have that information, we will email a letter.

Thank you for all you do for animals.
Sincerely,""

Any help please , how i am gonna help them??? i don't think the ;unicipality police have an email , neither the government...
 

Amr

Active Member
The low cost group are no longer trading. 7ideas is a seperate company trading in Spain but owned by one of the low cost directors ! Business as normal. Maybe double check your reservation direct with the hotel just to be on the safe side.
Will Do Thank you !
 

ROULLA

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sorry i don't trust the medioa , i have always stood with erdogan , they want to destory his reputation
Hi Rosewater, hope that you are well! I'm not too sure how much you know about Erdogan but he is a dictator as far as I'm concerned. He has now not only brought back capital punishment but he has also ordered Turkish people who are either studying or working abroad to go back to Turkey. Turkey has now placed a state of emergency for 3 months.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said citizens should not have "the slightest concern with regards to democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights and freedoms".
How ironic is that.....when he is bringing capital punishment back and suspended God knows how many thousands from their positions, the figures go up every day.
 

ROULLA

Registered User
Fears grow for British woman, 40, whose family have not heard from her travelled to Tunisia for court hearing to divorce her toyboy husband
By Patrick Lion For Mailonline17:20 20 Jul 2016, updated 22:15 20 Jul 2016
Melissa Everest, of Lancing, West Sussex, left for Tunisia divorce on July 6
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  • She planned to split from her estranged husband Adem Brins Harrabi, 23
  • Mr Harrabi has contacted her family but won't let them talk to Mrs Everest
  • One of her friends said: 'Her children are missing her very much.'
  • Tunisian Police have contacted Mrs Everest and she told them she was fine
  • But the husband has 'cut off' all communication and family are worried
The family of a British mother has revealed their concerns for her after she travelled to Tunisia to attend divorce proceedings and failed to return to the UK.

Melissa Everest, 40, of Lancing, West Sussex, flew to the capital Tunis from London's Gatwick Airport on July 6 for divorce proceedings with her estranged husband Adem Brins Harrabi, 23.

Mrs Everest attended court and intended to fly home on July 14 after the case was adjourned to a later date.

But her family now say they have not heard from her since July 13, with calls to her mobile phone going straight to voicemail.

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Missing mother Melissa Everest (left) as featured in a Facebook post by her sister about her visiting her estranged Tunisian husband Adem Brins Harrabi, 23, (right) and failing to contact family in the past week
Sussex Police said that, following inquiries via the National Crime Agency and the Foreign Office, the Tunisian Police found Mrs Everest and 'she confirmed to them that she was in Tunisia of her own free will'.

A police spokesman said: 'The family have been told
But the family refuses to accept this without speaking to her and described her behaviour as completely ' out of character' - leaving her children in the UK.

One of her friends, Mandy Chapman, said: 'Her children are missing her very much and her family and friends are very worried.'

'She told the boys the day before the flight she was looking forward to seeing them tomorrow and then there has been nothing.'

Mrs Everest's sister, Heidi Everest-Gourlay, has taken to Facebook to call for help in a post shared more than 1600 times.

'Her husband Adem Brins Harrabi has been in touch with our family to state that Melissa is with him, but will not let us speak to her and has now cut off all communication.

'Everything we have been told has come from people we do not know and have never met.

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Mrs Everest pictured with her children in the same Facebook plea for help from her sister
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Her sister Heidi Everest-Gourlay said of her sister Melissa (left): 'Her husband Adem Brins Harrabi has been in touch with our family to state that Melissa is with him, but will not let us speak to her and has now cut off all communication'

'We as a family continue to believe that this is completely out of character for Melissa and continue to worry for her safety.

'Until the day before her flight, she called our mum every day. She wouldn't just go silent. If she had decided to stay, she would just tell us.

'I am doing this for her children and would appreciate any useful information that would lead to Melissa being found, thank you for all your continued support.'

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Melissa's sister Heidi Everest-Gourlay issued a plea for help on Facebook
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Mrs Everest has been 'missing' and has not contacted her family since July 13 while in Tunisia, where she planned to divorce her estranged husband
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Melissa Everest pictured in her Facebook profile. Her family has not heard from her since July 13

Mrs Everest met Mr Harrabi on summer holiday in Tunisia in 2014 after going through a divorce. They married there in August last year but their relationship broke down

But, speaking from Tunisia, Mr Harrabi told the Press Association: 'Everything is alright.
'She is in Tunis and that's all I have to say. She is well, and she is OK. Nothing has happened to her.'


One of her friends, Janette Denney, shared the Facebook post, saying: 'Melissa is one of my best friends can I ask everyone especially if you know anyone that has connections with Tunisia to share this post so we can get her home to her two boys, family and friends who all miss her very much x.'

 

Jane BM

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I know this woman, this has been spread all over social media by her family....she has been interviewed by the police over there and is there by her own free will. They just sadly don't seem to be able to accept it. However none of them seem to have jumped on a plane to go try find her???

It is an incredibly abusive relationship, toxic in fact....on both sides....there are 2 victims in this story, and that is the 2 children at home waiting for their mother.
 

Selmi

Active Member
I know this woman, this has been spread all over social media by her family....she has been interviewed by the police over there and is there by her own free will. They just sadly don't seem to be able to accept it. However none of them seem to have jumped on a plane to go try find her???

It is an incredibly abusive relationship, toxic in fact....on both sides....there are 2 victims in this story, and that is the 2 children at home waiting for their mother.
It's always the children caught in the middle so so sad !
 

gem15

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According to a message I go this morning from her sister he had told them "hes moving her so they can't find her". It's all for media attention and they don't know where to start in their search for her. Sousse isn't that big and someone always knows something. If it was my daughter or sister wild horses couldn't keep me away from finding her not sitting behind a computer
 

Jane BM

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This relationship was toxic from the start, physically abusive on both sides, on/off/on/off.....it really isn't beyond belief that they've sucked each other in again and just not cared what her family are going through...and as his father is 'supposedly' chief of police...cough cough....shouldn't be too hard to find them!!
 

ROULLA

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Premier says he was "subject to threats and pressure" to step down
21/07/2016 18:24, Tunis/Tunisia
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(TAP) – Prime Ministre Habib Essid Wednesday revealed in an interview on private TV channel Attassia he was "subject to several threats and pressure" to resign.

"I embraced the responsibility (of leading the government) with its positive and negative aspects and I cannot step down for having been unable to accomplish my mission; I am not a deserter and I informed the President of the Republic about that," he said.

Essid, who Wednesday sought a vote of confidence in the parliament, said the President did not ask him directly to resign. "However, several people often intermediaries with parties or speaking on behalf of the President visited me in my office and tried to convince me," he added.

The Premier said "the initiative to form a national unity government is purely Tunisian and was not externally imposed on the President of the Republic;" "Tunisia's sovereignty is preserved," he asserted.

Commenting on his insistence to go to the parliament, Essid said "resignation is a personal responsibility." He argued though that he is commited to shouldering the responsibility provided it is collective." "I opted for the easy way for I do not cling to the job," he emphasised.

The PM urged, in this vein, to speed up the process of setting up the national unity government. Resorting to other ways such as the motion of no confidence may take time which may cause delay and badly affect the country, he underlined.

Essid said his relations with the President of the Republic "are clearly defined under the Constitution; there is no conflict over prerogatives." He said he has weekly meetings with the President who has his own views and can table initiatives in line with the Constitution.

Answering a question, he said "the President, the government and the parliament are the holders of power as it is spelled out in the Constitution by which all State institutions are abiding."

"I agreed to President Beji Caid Essebsi’s initiative as it serves the national interest but I had reservations about the way it was launched; consultations would have helped save time. Its timing was not appropriate likewise given the high risk of terrorist attacks in summer and Ramadan, " the Premier underscored.Moreover, the PM said he was not offended by the calls of some cabinet members to replace him. It is common to see ministers seek to keep their job for they had their positions through their parties and are still doing politics, he highlighted.

"These practices may seen strange in Tunisia, a newly democratic country, but they are common in countries with strong democratic traditions like Germany," he noted.



The Government is working to serve Tunisia’s interests. Cabinet ministers are accomplishing their mission to ensure the continuity of the State.

In another connection, he said "there are no reliable indications but rather interpretations" as regards him being a victim of a conflict of interest within the State.

He also rejected accusations of making appointments without consulting parties. "All issues are discussed in the meetings of the Coordination of the ruling coalition; senior security officials are appointed at my proposal after consultation with the President of the Republic," he indicated.

The Prime Minister also said parties did not want to make of him an object of political maneuvers and added that he is "ready to serve Tunisia," even after this experience, in whatever position including the Presidency of the Republic as long as he is in a good health.

Besides, Essid did not elaborate on the synthesis document produced after the national unity government talks.In another respect, Essid said reports the State is bankrupt are false. "The state has multiple ways to cope with difficulties," he argued.

While acknowledging the existence of many difficulties, he said "the State has never been unable to pay salaries given its own and external resources."

"Tunisia has never been unable to pay its debts and the government has devised a programme to this end; moreover, the State has a substantial reserve of currency until the end of the year; an adequate programme will be set up next year," he underscored.

He noted that 2017 was expected to be a difficult year but "steps were taken and agreements concluded to overcome financial difficulties."
 

ROULLA

Registered User
ANOTHER NUTTER:rolleyes:

Munich shooting: Police say nine dead as manhunt continues
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Image captionArmed police escorted people from the shopping centre
German police are engaged in a huge anti-terror manhunt in the city of Munich after nine people died in a shooting at shopping centre.

Police are investigating whether one of the bodies is that of a perpetrator.

Three attackers carrying guns were earlier reported to be on the run. Police urged people to avoid public places.

The attack was at the Olympia mall in the north-western Moosach district. Public transport is suspended.

Police helicopters are flying over the city and the elite border security unit, GSG9, has been flown in.

The body of the suspected attacker was found about 1km (0.6 miles) from the shopping centre, local media reported, and police were using a robot to check it for explosives.

Police, who describe the operation as "an acute terror situation", say the first reports of a shooting in Hanauer Street came in just before 18:00 (16:00 GMT).

Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, told national TV the motive for the attack was still unclear.

"We cannot rule out that it is linked to terrorism but we can't confirm it either, but we are also investigating in this direction," he said.

A meeting of the government's security cabinet will be held on Saturday.

The Bavarian capital's central railway station has been evacuated.

People stranded by the emergency and unable to get home are being offered shelter by locals. The initiative was launched with the Twitter hashtag #Offenetür (open door).

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Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer is holding a crisis meeting with security advisers and the German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, who was on his way to the US, is returning home.

Meanwhile the neighbouring Czech Republic is boosting its border security.

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Image captionPeople rushed from the shopping centre, their hands raised
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Image captionThe security operation continues in the search for the perpetrators
More details have begun emerging about events at the shopping centre.

Local resident Dominic Faust described how people entered the mall screaming.

"Those people told us that there was a shooting outside and so the security closed the door of this mall and asked everybody to go upstairs to the fifth floor," he said.

A man working at a petrol station in Munich earlier told the BBC: "We see just ambulances and firemen and police but all this area is evacuated, all the streets.

"Now [there] are no cars just on the streets. All of the streets are blocked. The people are scared. Everybody is running around."

Munich police said they did not know where "the perpetrators" were. "Look after yourselves and avoid public places".

Police also urged people to help their operation by avoiding speculation and to desist from using photos or video of their deployments online.

German security forces have been on alert since a teenage migrant stabbed and injured five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday, in an attack claimed by so-called Islamic State.

The authorities had warned of the danger of further incidents.
 

ROULLA

Registered User
Terrorism fears keep Swiss holidaymakers at home
JUL 22, 2016 - 12:13
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Before, it was Paris for Swiss vacationers. Now, it's closer to home.
Swiss tourists are currently staying clear of Turkey, Tunisia and Paris and are instead “staycationing” in Switzerland, where they feel safer.
Paris was a favourite destination for the Swiss until the terrorist attacks in November. In the first quarter of the year, the number of nights spent by Swiss in the French capital plummeted by 20%.

“You only become aware of security when you no longer have it,” said Christian Lasser, a professor of tourism at the University of St Gallen. “Comparatively safe countries such as Switzerland then have an advantage.”

Within Switzerland, popular areas among Swiss holidaymakers include Ticino, the Lake Geneva region, canton Graubünden in the eastern part of the country and the Bernese Oberland, according to Urs Eberhard, vice-director of Swiss Tourism.

“We’ve received very good feedback. The booking figures for this summer are very good,” he said.

Strong franc
Many Swiss have already gone on holiday at home this year. The number of overnight stays for January to May increased on the same period for 2015.
Closer analysis reveals that during the same period more Swiss also stayed in Austria and Germany, also considered relatively safe travel destinations.

What’s more, the weak euro would have made this an even more attractive option.

In general, the issue of security will increase as a factor when planning a holiday, Eberhard reckoned. “People might ask themselves, ‘Will I get into a situation that I can no longer control? And how likely is it that I’ll be affected?’”
 

ROULLA

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Fireman Sam episode pulled amid Koran row
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An episode of Fireman Sam has been withdrawn after an "error" which led to a depiction of the Koran being shown.

A scene in the children's programme shows a fireman slipping on a pile of papers - and as they fly into the air a page from the Koran is "briefly depicted", production firm Mattel said.

The episode was first broadcast in October 2014 on Channel 5 but the error has only recently been spotted.

Mattel apologised and said it did not believe it was done "maliciously".

Channel 5, which broadcasts Fireman Sam, has removed the episode from its website.

Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, tweeted: "I have no idea what went through the producers's minds when they thought this was a good idea #baffled".

He also said he had identified the page from the Koran as "Surah Mulk (67), verses 13-26".

'Never again'
A Mattel spokeswoman told the BBC: "It's just an unfortunate incident where someone from the production company thought they were just putting in random text.

"We have no reason to believe it was done maliciously."

In a statement, Mattel said: "The page was intended to show illegible text and we deeply regret this error.

"We sincerely apologise for any distress or offence it may have caused."

It said it would "no longer be working with the animation studio responsible", and would take "immediate action to remove this episode from circulation".

"We are reviewing our content production procedures to ensure this never happens again," it added.
 

Selmi

Active Member
Fireman Sam episode pulled amid Koran row
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Image captionMattel said the page (centre) was "intended to show illegible text"
An episode of Fireman Sam has been withdrawn after an "error" which led to a depiction of the Koran being shown.

A scene in the children's programme shows a fireman slipping on a pile of papers - and as they fly into the air a page from the Koran is "briefly depicted", production firm Mattel said.

The episode was first broadcast in October 2014 on Channel 5 but the error has only recently been spotted.

Mattel apologised and said it did not believe it was done "maliciously".

Channel 5, which broadcasts Fireman Sam, has removed the episode from its website.

Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, tweeted: "I have no idea what went through the producers's minds when they thought this was a good idea #baffled".

He also said he had identified the page from the Koran as "Surah Mulk (67), verses 13-26".

'Never again'
A Mattel spokeswoman told the BBC: "It's just an unfortunate incident where someone from the production company thought they were just putting in random text.

"We have no reason to believe it was done maliciously."

In a statement, Mattel said: "The page was intended to show illegible text and we deeply regret this error.

"We sincerely apologise for any distress or offence it may have caused."

It said it would "no longer be working with the animation studio responsible", and would take "immediate action to remove this episode from circulation".

"We are reviewing our content production procedures to ensure this never happens again," it added.
That "naughty Norman" has been up to his old tricks again !
 

ROULLA

Registered User
Erdogan keeps talking about democracy, does he even knows the definition :mad:

Turkey coup attempt: Dozens of media outlets shut
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The Turkish authorities have announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July.

Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 45 papers and 15 magazines will be shut.

Separately, nearly 1,700 members of the armed forces - including 149 generals and admirals - have been discharged.

The government says US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind the army-led attempted coup - a claim he denies. At least 246 people died during the coup.

More than 2,000 people were injured.
The closure of the media outlets and the dismissal of the members of the armed forces were announced in Turkey's official Resmi Gazete.

Among those discharged are 87 army generals, 30 air force generals and 32 admirals.

Earlier on Wednesday, the authorities ordered the detention of another 47 journalists - just several days after similar warrants were issued for 42 reporters.

Those on the new list were mostly members of the now defunct Zaman newspaper, Turkish officials were quoted as saying by local media.

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The Turkish army also revealed that 8,651 members, or 1.5%, of the nation's armed forces took part in the failed coup.

It said the plotters had 35 planes, 37 helicopters, 74 tanks and three ships.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to purge state bodies of the "virus" he says caused the revolt.

He launched a widespread crackdown, arresting thousands of service personnel and sacking or suspending thousands of judges, government officials, school teachers and university heads.

Human rights group Amnesty International says it has received credible evidence of detainees being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since the coup attempt.

Last week, Turkey declared a three-month state of emergency, allowing the president and the government to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms.
 

ROULLA

Registered User
Barack Obama State Visit to Tunisia Requested by 121 Experts

121 experts have called on President Barack to make an official visit Tunisia before his departure, the project on Middle East Democracy reported.

In the press release issued on Wednesday, former US government officials, members of congress and Middle East analysts signed a formal letter that has been sent to the current President of the United States Barack Obama, encouraging him to make an official visit to Tunisia in support of the democratic transition of the country. The visit would also demonstrate US commitment to financial investment in Tunisia.


Contacted by Tunisia Live, Allaya Allani, associate Professor of Contemporary History at Manouba University, expressed his enthusiasm for the experts’ initiative in requesting Obama’s presence, saying that “visiting Tunisia to support the democratic transition might have significant importance if it (the visit) is well prepared, and it might have a positive impact on the future of the political process in Tunisia.”

Allani described the visit as “helpful and pragmatic”, highlighting that “it might be an opportunity to draw the attention of the current and upcoming American administration to Tunisia’s needs on both a local and regional level.”

As European Union talks to reform Tunisia’s economy have already started, Obama’s state visit “might encourage the EU to implement its suggested economic framework, similar to Marshall’s economic plan in Tunisia” said Allaya. “The U.S could be part of it. Rebuilding the Tunisian economy would lead to curbing terrorism (joining militant groups.)” Security officials have declared that a significant number of Tunisians have joined the Islamic state in Libya, and have also traveled to the war zones in Syria and Iraq.

If the visit happens, Allani speculates that it will bring with it “important measures to develop security and military equipment, along with investigation cooperation,” giving Tunisia greater protection from militant attacks.

“The current and upcoming American administration would have a clearer idea on Islamism in both Tunisia and Africa. It will seek to consolidate the project of civil and democratic state in the country in the future.” he added.

Political Islamism in the current ruling coalition, represented by the political Islamist party Ennahdha, is an obstacle to the project of the civil state project, said Allani, since “Ennahdha didn’t honor its commitment to separate religion and politics, and this represents an obstacle to the success of the Tunisian political experience.”

The letter stated “As you consider the legacy of your presidency, we urge you to make an official visit to Tunisia, to demonstrate concretely the commitment you made during President Essebsi’s visit in May 2015 that “the United States believes in Tunisia, is invested in its success, and will work as a steady partner for years to come".
 

Trulymadlydeeply

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Hello everyone, how are you all. So good to be back
 
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