lundi, mai 30, 2005


French people vote no 56%, yes 44% in the referendum organised sunday may 29th, 2005.
It was a schok to the President Jacques Chirac who supported the adoption of the European Union Constitution, but he will not resign as had done before the president Charles De Gaulle.
The NO supported were too happy yesterday night. President Chirac delivered a short speech to the nation. It was clear that he was surprised and sad.
Fairs in europe that this french no would push the other nations who are going to organise referendums as United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark & others to vote NO too.
Since 1956, in Rome, European countries choose to be united. We are waiting!
Les français ont votés ce dimanche 29 mai 2005 à 56% NON à la Constitution Européenne contre 46% pour le oui. L'Europe entiére était sous le choc de ce référéndum. Le président Français Jacques Chirac qui était en faveur d'une Constitution Européenne unique ne démessionera pas comme son prédécesseur le président Charles De Gaulle. les militants du NON étaient très contents hier. Le président Français a donné une allocation très bref à la nation. Il était apparent qu'il était deçu.
Les autres pays européens qui vont organiser des référéndum similaires, comme aux Royaume-uni, L'Irelande, le Portugal, le Denmark...etc, se sentaient embarassés de ce NON français qui pourra affecter leurs choix et donc de retarder l'unification de l'Europe. Une unification très attendu depuis 1956 à Rome. On attendra!

lundi, mai 02, 2005

Non au terrorisme..No to terrorism..

Les dernieres informations, ou rumeurs, menaçant la Tunisie et sont peuple d'etre victimes des attentas terroristes sont inacceptables et intolérables. Nous voulons que notre pays, la TUNISIE, restera un pays tolérant, une terre de rencontre, de paix et de dialogue. Je crie haut et fort: terroristes et extremistes, vous n'avez pas de place entre nous en Tunisie. N'y approchez pas!
The latest news or rumors that Tunisia will be a land to terrorist attacks is neither acceptable, nor tolerable. We like that our country TUNISIA, stays a country of tolerance, a land to meetings, peace & dialogue. I cry loudly: terrorists & extremists, you do not have place between us in Tunisia. Out of here & do not try to be near!


I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will ever know yourself.
Diana, Princess of Wales

Bye Andrew Purkis

Diana Fund Chief Quits
By Tim Moynihan, PA
The chief executive of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund has decided to leave the post in the early autumn, it was announced today.
Andrew Purkis has held the role since June 1998.
He was at the helm during a difficult period in 2003/4 when donations were suspended as a result of a costly legal action by the US-based Franklin Mint memorabilia company, a case which was settled last November.
Dr Purkis said today: “The Fund has a fine track-record of championing charitable work, has settled the Franklin Mint case and is now completely free to resume its humanitarian mission in full.
“This is the right time for me to plan for a change and for the Fund to recruit a new chief executive with fresh vision and energy.
“For all its ups and downs, the Fund has become a tremendous force for good among neglected and stigmatised people in the UK and across the poorest countries of the world. That is the best way of honouring the Princess’s memory.
“It has been a privilege to serve the Fund and work with such fine people in the pursuit of absolutely vital humanitarian causes.”
Christopher Spence, chair of the Fund’s trustees, said: “The Board of Trustees owes Andrew Purkis a huge debt of gratitude, both for his outstanding leadership during the Fund’s formative years, reflected in our reputation for bold and innovative grant making and championing of causes, as well as for his single-minded commitment to seeing us safely through our troubles over litigation, ensuring that not one single project collapsed as a result of the freezing of the Fund’s assets.
“With this difficult period behind us, we fully understand and support his wish now to move on, which he will do with our very grateful thanks, high regard and warm wishes for the future.”
The lawsuit by the Mint threatened the future of the Fund.
Cash awards were frozen in 2003, months after the Mint announced it was suing the Fund. The Charity Commission described the move as a “massive blow” to voluntary organisations.
The Mint, based in Pennsylvania, launched its lawsuit in November 2002 after a failed 1998 court bid by the Fund to stop it producing mementoes bearing the Princess’s name and image.
The Fund compared the Mint’s owners, Stewart and Lynda Resnick, to “vultures” feeding on the memory of the Princess.
When that action was thrown out by a court in Los Angeles, the Mint accused the Fund and the executors of the late Princess’s estate of acting “maliciously, wantonly ... and with the intent to oppress”.
Moments before a jury was due to be selected to hear the £14 million malicious prosecution suit last November, the out-of-court settlement was announced.
The Fund and the Mint agreed that the “energy and resources” needed for a court battle would be better spent on a “mutually agreed international programme of humanitarian work” in honour of the Princess.
Dr Purkis said then: “The final settlement of this lawsuit means that we can get back to committing all our energy and money to our humanitarian work.”
The Fund was set up in September 1997, days after the Princess’s death, in response to a deluge of charitable donations and offers.
Dr Purkis, 56, was previously assistant director at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, national director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England and secretary for public affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1992-98. He has received the OBE for services to national charities.