Hong Kong: Police fired tear gas late Sunday afternoon to try to disperse a demonstration in Hong Kong as protesters took over streets in two parts of the Asian financial capital, blocking traffic and setting up another night of likely showdowns with riot police. Protesters hurled bricks at officers and ignored warnings to leave the Sham Shui Po area before tear gas was deployed, police said, calling the march an “unauthorized assembly.” Nearby, protesters wearing gas masks gathered outside a police station in Cheung Sha Wan, as officers wearing their own protective gear looked down at them from a tall wall around the station. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAcross Victoria Harbour, a large group of mostly young protesters marched down the middle of Hennessey Road, a main shopping drag in the Causeway Bay area, as a rally was held in nearby Victoria Park. Many wore face masks to shield their identities, and a few had helmets. Others just carried backpacks over the black T-shirts that have become their uniform. “We hope the world knows that Hong Kong is not the Hong Kong it used to be,” said one protester, Louisa Ho. “China is doing more and more to pressure Hong Kong, its people and its organizations.” Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHong Kong has seen nine weeks of protests with no end in sight. The movement’s demands include the resignation of the city’s leader, democratic elections, the release of those arrested in earlier protests and an investigation into police use of force against the protesters Banners at the rally in Victoria Park read “Give Hong Kong back to us” and “Withdraw the evil law,” the latter a reference to an extradition bill that was the original spark for the protests. A large crowd sat under umbrellas, which are both a protest symbol in Hong Kong and protection from the summer heat. Hannah Yu, an organizer, said the protest would provide a platform for people to rally peacefully. In what has become an established pattern, groups of protesters have taken over streets or besieged government buildings after largely peaceful marches and rallies earlier in the day. “There will still be citizens going out on the streets to protest, but we cannot control them and we do not have the authority to control them,” Yu said. Police permitted the rally in Victoria Park but denied a request by organizers to also have a march in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island. Police also denied permission for the march in Kowloon, but protesters went ahead anyway.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Mar 2015 – Everyman 20, the Return of Everyman tickets are now available at the outlets around the island… Joe Zahm, a founding member of the band says there will be even more excitement than previously announced including a performance by the Clement Howell High School Choir and the addition of V6. Members of the band who live out of country begin arriving on Sunday… Everyman 20 reunion concert will unravel over two days on the Beach at Salt Bar & Grill March 27 & 28. See our facebook page for ticket outlets. Everyman gives to Clement Howell High ahead of Reunion show Recommended for you ‘Everyman’ to meet Clement Howell High Choir today Related Items:clement howell high school choir, everyman, salt bar and grill Everyman Reunion Concert makes a splash on the beach; Native turn out low
World BankThe World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$700 million to improve primary education in Bangladesh, reports UNB.The project titled ‘Quality Learning for All Programme (QLEAP)’ will help improve the education quality and ensure equitable access to primary education and benefit over 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5, the World Bank said in a statement on Thursday.The bank said it will finance for implementing the government’s Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4).The project will focus on improving learning outcomes for Bangla and Mathematics of Grade III students, it said.This will be achieved through an evaluation of the current curricula, textbooks and supplementary learning materials based on new curriculum, recruitment and training of about 100,000 teachers, providing digital materials for teachers and students, exams system reforms, and the expansion of one-year quality pre-primary education in all government schools.