If you're one of the people who saw the last film of "James Bond" Skyfall, you must be impressed with a scene of a deserted island with the feel of that wonderful decor, but the fact is that it already exists in the Island of Japan.
Deserted island called name "Hashima" and sometimes "Jankang'ema" and is located near the coast of Japan, was an ancient source of coal.
The island characterizes with structures of concrete for residential buildings deserted, with barrier for the sea, and was inhabited with people in the period from 1887 until 1974 where they were working coal mines, and is currently part of the city, "Nagasaki", but before that it belonged to the city of "Takeshima."
With the transformation of the world's dependence on oil through the sixties, Japan began to shut coal mines in some parts of the region including mines Island "Hashima" where the "Mitsubishi" company of Japan announced officially to be closed in 1974.
Currently the island is still free and does not contain only the ruined buildings of concrete, prompting some to launch name as the "island abandoned" for it, has been re-allow civilians to travel to the island on April 22 after 35 years of closure, which enabled the team of the action film "Skyfall" to film several scenes there.
Humans went through the ages with different methods of torture and execution, Here are more of these methods cruelty and brutality.
10 - Bombing Bombs are placed on the body of the victim and are detonated by remote control.
9- Death by drowning Execution by drowning >> the victim is placed in a pool of water after knotting with stones so as not to float. Moreover, in this case the water will stop supplying oxygen to the brain and the result is death.
8- Gas chambers At the beginning of 1920, gas chambers has been used in America and North Korea. The victim will be locked in the room, and then they open the deadly gas pipeline, this gas is invisible and they advise the victim to inhale it rapidly until he ll loose consciousness quickly so as not to suffer.
7- Penalty by electric chair When execution by electric chair, the person is fixed on the chair and his body is connected with electronics, and he will be strongly shocked 2000 volts for 15 seconds until the heart stops working. The victim's body temperature will reach in the meantime to 60 degrees Celsius, causing severe damage to internal organs. And they put duct tape on the victim's eyes so as not to fly out of place during the execution process. This method is still practiced in some states in America.
6-The death penalty by hanging. Hanging method everyone knows it, and ends in death for several reasons: closing the airway, broken neck or cardiac arrest. This method is used in many Arab countries, including Iraq and Jordan.
(New York) – The Commonwealth should shift the venue of its November 2013 Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from Sri Lanka unless its government makes prompt, measurable, and meaningful progress on human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in a public letter to Commonwealth Heads of Government. Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on February 10, 2013 to discuss the upcoming meeting.
The Sri Lankan government under President Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken no meaningful steps to address serious abuses by government forces in the final months of the armed conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009, during which the United Nations has estimated that up to 40,000 civilians died. Since 2009 the government has been responsible for a worsening human rights situation that includes clampdowns on basic freedoms, attacks and threats against civil society, and actions against the judiciary and other institutions, imperiling Sri Lanka's democracy.
“The Sri Lankan government's blatant disregard for the Commonwealth's principles of human rights and democratic reform makes it a poor host for this important event,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “Unless the government urgently addresses abuses and ends impunity, the international recognition it will gain by hosting the Commonwealth summit while repressing its key values will be an embarrassment to the Commonwealth and its member countries.”
In 2011, Human Rights Watch and other domestic and international human rights groups urged the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group to impose the following benchmarks as a precondition for allowing Sri Lanka to be the host of the 2013 summit. These benchmarks remain relevant today and include:
· Ensuring meaningful domestic implementation of the international human rights treaties to which the government of Sri Lanka is party and bringing all legislation into line with international human rights standards;
· Providing guarantees that all Sri Lankan people will be treated with dignity and respect as equal citizens and live in an environment in which they can enjoy all fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka;
>Restoring constitutional provisions that guarantee separation of powers and reinstating the independence of the three branches of government;
>Restoring the independence of key government institutions, such as the National Human Rights Commission;
>Instituting effective mechanisms to protect journalists, civil society groups and human rights defenders who work for the promotion and protection of human rights;
>Supporting and cooperating with independent and credible domestic and international investigations into all allegations concerning violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in the country, especially related to the conduct of the conflict which ended in 2009; and
>Making a commitment to collaborate with the Office of the UN Secretary-General to initiate the implementation of the recommendations set out in the report of the secretary-general's Panel of Experts.
Human Rights Watch is also deeply concerned that in addition to hosting the 2013 Commonwealth summit, Sri Lanka will hold the chairmanship of the Commonwealth from 2013 to 2015.
“A summit in Sri Lanka will cast serious doubt on the Commonwealth's commitment to supporting human rights, democratic reform, and fundamental human rights enshrined in the Commonwealth Harare Declaration of 1991,” Adams said. “Handing Sri Lanka leadership of the Commonwealth at a time when democratic institutions are under direct and sustained attack by the Sri Lankan government will be an affront to the victims of rights violations in the country and around the Commonwealth.”
This short video is my little tribute to Mother Teresa. Mother's words of love have been the source of great inspiration at many times in my life. I made this vid to share with you some of my favorite quotes by Mother Teresa. Hope you'll enjoy it. Take your time to read each of them and think over them. The video runs quite slowly.
Thank you for viewing. Have a beautiful day!
P.S.: The music in the background is the famous classic, Pachelbel's 'Canon in D', played in piano by George Winston.