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The Moon is Earth's only permanent natural satellite

The Moon is Earth's only permanent natural satellite

Here is a picture of a full Moon. A natural satellite is an object that orbits a planet or other body larger than itself and which is not man-made. There are thousands of man-made artificial satellites orbiting the Earth. We have one natural satellite called the 'Moon'. Our Moon takes 27.3 days to orbit the Earth once, moving at an orbital speed of 1 km/s. The Moon is in synchronous rotation with the Earth, always shows the same face. Since the 19th century, scientists have made genuine searches for more moons and found a number of near-Earth objects (NEOs) with orbits that are in resonance with Earth. However, they were inaccurately called "second", "third" or "other" moons of Earth. In 2016, an asteroid (HO3) was discovered on 27 April 2016; it is possibly the most stable quasi-satellite of Earth. Besides that, our natural satellite Moon has much smaller cousins, dubbed as "mini-moons." Many of them are thought to be only a few feet across and usually circle our planet for less than a year before resuming their previous lives as asteroids orbiting the Sun.

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Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela in Front of Neg Mawon

Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela in Front of Neg Mawon

Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, paid his first official visit to Haiti in order to discuss the renewal of special funding to help Haiti revive itself from the devastations caused by 2010 earthquakes. The special funds use oil money for the development of infrastructural project in Haiti. Maduro met the Haitian President, Michel Martelly privately on the grounds where the National Palace used to stand before the earthquake of 2010. This Maduro's first visit to Haiti after the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visited Haiti in 2007. Maduro said that Chavez had a desire to return to Haiti and so, Maduro is here to represent Chavez.

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New Car-Buying Mistakes

New Car-Buying Mistakes

Do you want to get the best price on your vehicle purchase. here are some tips that will help you.

In February and August sales usually remain slow because buyers wait for the new number plates coming in March and September. If you want to take advantage of this quiet period, your old number plate will make your car look older than really it is, but you can have an impressive deal on the outgoing number plates. In June and December quarter ends, the dealers usually remain keen to hit their quarterly sales targets and more likely to offer you a good deal. Convertibles are more desirable in the summer, but they are good bargains in winter. The demands for 4 wheel drive remains in peak during poorer weather seasons.

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Institute Monfort school for the deaf and blind in Haiti

Institute Monfort school for the deaf and blind in Haiti

Here is a picture of Institute Monfort school for the deaf and blind in Haiti.

Institut Montfort School for the deaf and deaf-blind children in Haiti was founded in 1957 by the Daughters of Wisdom. It is the first school in Haiti specializing in educating children who are deaf and deaf-blind. The institute is comprised of three schools located in three areas: Santo, Croix des Bouquets (the largest), St. Marc and the third in Lavaud. The school started with a class of seven children now boasts more than 650 students. Many of them reside in the school dormitories because they live too far to travel every day, or they come from families with minimal or no resources. The campus in Port-au-Prince was completely destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, but was rebuilt to a larger and more modern form in Santo, Croix Des Bouquets by World Community. In addition to providing basic education, the institute gives lessons in sports and fine arts, runs a gift shop which sells items made by the children at reasonable prices. The institute operates under the support of a non-profit organization, Friends of Montfort, Inc. whose mission is to provide: encouragement and financial support to deaf and deaf-blind children; scholarships for college-bound deaf high school seniors and facilitate open-heart surgery for needy Haitian children.

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New political opposition coalition "Democratic Entente" (ED)

New political opposition coalition

The new political opposition coalition "Democratic Entente" headed by Evans Paul.

Entente Democratic (ED), or Democratic Agreement, a platform has been formed by the former president Martelly's PHTK party and its allies as a general mobilization force with a single objective of overthrowing Provisional President Jocelerme Privert from power. Some of the participants of this political coalition include: the KID, the PHTK, the National Consortium of political Parties Haitians, "Repon Peyizan" of "Platfom Viktwa", the National Bloc Right Centre, MONHA. They have given reference of Article (149-1) which says the acting President may in no case, be a candidate in the next Presidential election, and as per Article 134-3, the President of the Republic may not be re-elected. He may serve an additional term only after an interval of five (5) years. Thus, Privert cannot any more continue or re-elect as the Haitian President. Evans Paul, the former prime minister, as the head of the platform has announced, continuation of Privert as the Interim President without any title or quality is against the law of the country and is a matter of a criminal offence. The three branches of government, such as, Executive, Legislative and Judiciary, should meet immediately to bring back the country onto the rail of the constitution.

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Youri Latortue admitted PHTK rigged elections

Youri Latortue admitted PHTK rigged elections

Senator Youri Latortue who was an adviser to president Michel Martelly admitted that PHTK had rigged the elections of August 9 and October 25, 2015. He is afraid the provisional president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert is attempting to do the same thing that PHTK did by rigging the coming elections toward a particular group.

As per the news dated June 19, 2016, Youri Latortue, the Senator of Ayiti An Asyon (AAA) and former advisor to former President Martelly has finally admitted that Martelly's political party PHTK had rigged the elections on August 9 and October 25, 2015. And he did not stop here. He has further warned, he believes that President Jocelerme Privert is planning to rig the coming elections in favor a specific group in the same way as PHTK did". Youri Latortue is an outspoken senator and one of Haiti's most powerful politicians. He was a lieutenant in the Haitian Armed Forces (FADH). It is a known fact that he was involved in many of the political killings carried out during the 1991-94 coup, in particular the shooting of Father Jean-Marie Vincent in August 2004. According to the testimony and reports of many colleagues, Latortue is a gang godfather, drug-trafficker and death-squad leader. He is the big boss of Gonaïves who has helped bring down Haitian governments several times. In a 2007 cable published by Wiki Leaks, it was learned that U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Janet Sanderson described him as "the poster boy for political corruption in Haiti."

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President Jocelerme Privert President Danilo Medina

President Jocelerme Privert President Danilo Medina

Here is President Jocelerme Privert with Dominican President Danilo Medina.

During the last 7th ACS (Association of Caribbean States) Summit in Havana on June 4, 2016, when Danilo Medina, the Dominican president met President Jocelerme Privert, Medina greeted Privert with a direct question: "When will be elections in Haiti?" Privert replied very quickly, "According to all available information, it has been scheduled for October 9, 2016." Then Privert conveyed his warmest congratulations to the Dominican President Medina for his second time victory under banner of "Partido de la Liberación Dominicana" with 61.61% votes against his main rival Luis Abinader, of the "Partido Revolucionario Moderno" (PRM) party who obtained 35.22% of the votes. Election in Haiti is equally important to the Dominican Republic, because the two countries have many outstanding issues to settle. Privert, as an interim president representing an interim government with little political support, has very limited ability to solve these issues. He was appointed for a very short tenure (120 days) and not to remain in power. In October 2015 during Martelly regime, Haiti unilaterally banned import of 23 Dominican products which choked 88.72% of US$ 467.9 million annual trade between the two countries. As per the decision taken, the banned items cannot cross the land border, but they can enter by boat or plane on payment of taxes to the capital of Port-au-Prince or in the northern coastal town of Cap Haitien. The upcoming October 9 election will start from a scratch. There will be many new candidates, new agreements, new alliances, and different coalitions. Two former allies might become two opponents-- former Presidents Rene Preval and Jean-Bertrand Aristide. However, for us, one thing is important. Privert is thinking for the handover of power.

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The CEP of Leopold Berlanger

The CEP of Leopold Berlanger

Here is the new cep headed by Léopold Berlanger.

On March 30, 2016, at the Court of Cassation (Champ-de-Mars) Councillor Leopold Berlanger representing Press sector, was appointed as a member of the 9-member Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) by the interim President Jocelerme Privert. On the following day, he was elected as the President of the CEP by the other members of the council. The new nine member CEP under Berlanger has been constituted with the following representations: 1) Léopold Berlanger (Press sector): President; 2) Carlos Hercule ( Episcopal Conference of Haiti): Vice President ; 3) Marie Frantz Joachim (Woman sector): General Secretary; 4) Frinel Joseph (Reformed worship): Treasurer ; 5) Kenson Polynice (Peasant / Voodoo sector): Member ; 6) Marie-Herolle Michel (Patronal sector): Member; 7) Josette Jean Dorcély (Union sector): Member ; 8) Jean Lucien Bernard (University sector): Member ; and 9) Jean Simon Saint-Hubert (Human Rights sector): Member. The verification Commission has noticed that during the last election, there were many instances where the number of untraceable votes (the CEP termed them zombie votes, the figure was about 448,000 or 29% of total votes) exceeded the legitimate votes. To some extent, it was caused by the representatives of political parties and election observers who were on election duty; they did not fill the required "procès-verbal de carence" which were meant to be filled by them while casting votes at the polling stations where they were engaged instead of where they were registered to vote. Recently, the CEP has put to end to this practice that allowed them to cast vote anywhere they want.

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Muhammad Ali and Jean-Claude Duvalier

Muhammad Ali and Jean-Claude Duvalier

Here is a picture of one of the greatest men we know Muhammad Ali with former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. This picture was provided thanks to the son of Mr. Duvalier. Nicolas Duvalier.

Nicolas Duvalier, the son of Jean-Claude Duvalier (Baby Doc), has shared a rare, never before seen, photo of the late heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, and his father Baby Doc. However, authenticity and context of the photo could not be verified. As per Nicolas Duvalier's twit, this photo was in his personal collection and the child with Ali is Ali's son. In a book of named "Paradise Lost: Haiti's Tumultuous Journey from Pearl of the Caribbean to Third World Hot Spot" by Philippe Girard, the writer had mentioned that, "By the late 1970's, seventy thousand U.S Tourists visited Haiti every year, including such African American celebrities as Cassius Clay (a.k.a. Muhammad Ali) and Arthur Ashe."... The photograph might have been taken during one of such visit.

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Guichard DORE, Advisor to President Michel Martelly

Guichard DORE, Advisor to President Michel Martelly

Here is a picture of Guichard DORE, the advisor to President Michel Martelly.

Guichard Doré is a former presidential adviser, specialist in education and governance, economist and sociologist. Following the installation of Jocelerme Privert as the Interim President, Guichard Dore, advisor to President Michel Martelly had said, his party PHTK has already made compromises by accepting to leave the presidential office as per February 5th accord, and therefore expects other parties to behave accordingly. In the last month, on May 4, 2016, he said, Privert's charge was to complete the electoral process begun in 2015. The agreement that had installed him to the power, made no mention of a verification commission. So President Privert's decision to launch this verification commission is in violation of the February 5, 2016 agreement and it must be widely denounced as illegal and unconstitutional. Privert must leave the task of completing the election to Prime Minister Enex Jean Charles. However, he wants to annul the elections, put the parliament out of business after May 9, and remain in the power in a transitional regime for 2 years.

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