Batasuna was a Basque nationalist political party. Based in Spain, it was banned in 2003, after a court ruling declared proven that the party was financing ETA with public money; the party is included in the "European Union list of terrorist persons and organizations" as a component of ETA. Right after having been banned, Batasuna still managed to organize or support some rallies, public actions and several workplace strikes; the Spanish ruling was appealed before and on, confirmed by the European Court of Human Rights. As an association and not as a political party, Batasuna had a minor presence in the French Basque country, where it remained legal as "Batasuna" until its self-dissolution in January 2013. Batasuna's ranks and support base have been represented under different names since it was first declared legal in the late 1970s with the Spanish Transition to democracy. Thus, Batasuna's predecessors were the original Herri Batasuna and Euskal Herritarrok. After having been outlawed in 2003, Batasuna's core support revamped yet again by co-opting the thus far marginal parties EHAK and Acción Nacionalista Vasca.
Batasuna was a part of the Basque National Liberation Movement which includes social organizations, trade unions and women's groups. Jarrai-Haika-Segi, Gestoras pro-Amnistia and other groups related to Batasuna were declared illegal by different court rulings on the same charges of having collaborated with or being part of ETA; the party was founded in April 1978 as Herri Batasuna, a coalition of leftist nationalist political groups originating from Euskadiko Ezkerra brought together to advocate for "no" in the referendum to be held that year on the Spanish constitution. Its constituent parties had been called together by senior Basque nationalist Telesforo de Monzón in a 1978 meeting called "the table of Alsasua." Herri Batasuna's founding convention was held in Lekeitio, home of Santiago Brouard, the leader of HASI. The party won 150,000 votes in the Basque Country and 22,000 additional votes in Navarre in its first Spanish general election in March 1979. Thus, they won three seats in the Spanish Parliament.
Same happened in 1980 in the first elections to the Basque Parliament, in which HB stood as second political force, with 151,636 votes winning 11 seats. Its absence allowed a BNP-only Basque Government led by Carlos Garaikoetxea. On 20 November 1984 Brouard was assassinated by two members of the GAL; the killing is the only one performed by the GAL death squad within Spain itself. Another well-known Herri Batasuna leader and newly elected Spanish MP, Josu Muguruza, was assassinated by right-wing extremists in November 1989 in Madrid. GAL claimed responsibility for Muguruza's assassination. Suspicions centered on Spanish neo-Nazi group Bases Autónomas. Amid the first talk of the Spanish government investigating the ties of Herri Batasuna with ETA, in 1998 Herri Batasuna was the driving force of the newly formed Euskal Herritarrok coalition, an acronym which got the best results to date for Basque left separatism in the Basque community, with 224,000 votes out of a total of 1,250,000 in the Basque election held that year.
The most recent public party spokesmen was Arnaldo Otegi. Otegi, like a number of other top-ranks in Herri Batasuna, had been a member of ETA and served several years in prison for bank assault, he is serving time in prison for ties with ETA. Another important member of Batasuna was José Antonio Urrutikoetxea Bengoetxea, alias Josu Ternera, the main leader of ETA between 1987 and 1989 and accused of a number of assassinations like the 1987 Hipercor bombing which killed 21 people at Hipercor - a shopping center in Barcelona, he was imprisoned in France after 1989, released after finishing his sentence and was transferred to Spanish prisons, where he stayed for 2 more years until his release by the Constitutional Court, which stipulated that he had served his prison term in France. He was included in the Batasuna electoral ticket and elected to the Basque parliament between 1999 and 2001, where he was appointed as his party's representative in the Human Rights commission at the Basque Parliament, given his criminal background caused a stir in the rest of parties.
He disappeared when the Spanish courts reopened cold charges and presented new ones about his current membership in ETA. Presently he lives in hiding and is considered one of the leaders of ETA that are pushing for negotiations. Amid a period of separatist kale borroka street attacks on the offices of the Basque Nationalist Party and other establishment targets, Batasuna together with the union Langile Abertzaleen Batzordeak convoked a day of protest and general strike on 9 March 2006. On the morning of the strike, ETA detonated several bombs with no injuries. Employers reported scant overall participation in the strike 0.5% of private sector workers, 1% of government workers and 3-4% of workers in education. A few thousands of Batasuna militants joined protests, while others blocked rail lines and roads and occupied municipal halls Batasuna leader Arnaldo Otegi was ordered to appear in court to answer for the bomb attacks and disruption, but delayed his appearance on the grounds of illness.
In September 2008, in what has been the closest to a disengagement of ETA so far, members of the party, while not condemning ETA's tactics whatsoever, did say the "political-military strategy" of the latter is an "obstacle" to aspirations for Basque independence. They called for a "unifying project for th
The Montreal Light and Power Company was a utility company operating the electric and gas distribution monopoly in the area of Montreal, Canada, until its nationalization by the government of Quebec in 1944, under a law creating the Quebec Hydroelectric Commission known as Hydro-Québec. Hydro-Québec ran both of MLH&P's electric and gas operations until 1957, when its gas properties were sold to the Corporation de gaz naturel du Québec, known today as Énergir; the company was established in 1901 as a result of the merger of Rodolphe Forget's Royal Electric Company and Herbert Samuel Holt's Montreal Gas Company. History of Hydro-Québec Shawinigan Water & Power Company Media related to Montreal Light and Power at Wikimedia Commons
The Governor of Eskişehir is the bureaucratic state official responsible for both national government and state affairs in the Province of Eskişehir. Similar to the Governors of the 80 other Provinces of Turkey, the Governor of Eskişehir is appointed by the Government of Turkey and is responsible for the implementation of government legislation within Eskişehir; the Governor is the most senior commander of both the Eskişehir provincial police force and the Eskişehir Gendarmerie. The Governor of Eskişehir is appointed by the President of Turkey, who confirms the appointment after recommendation from the Turkish Government; the Ministry of the Interior first considers and puts forward possible candidates for approval by the cabinet. The Governor of Eskişehir is therefore not a directly elected position and instead functions as the most senior civil servant in the Province of Eskişehir; the Governor does not serve for a set length of time. Instead, the Governor serves at the pleasure of the Government, which can appoint or reposition the Governor whenever it sees fit.
Such decisions are again made by the cabinet of Turkey. The Governor of Eskişehir, as a civil servant, may not have any close connections or prior experience in Eskişehir Province, it is not unusual for Governors to alternate between several different Provinces during their bureaucratic career. The Governor of Eskişehir has both bureaucratic functions and influence over local government; the main role of the Governor is to oversee the implementation of decisions by government ministries, constitutional requirements and legislation passed by Grand National Assembly within the provincial borders. The Governor has the power to reassign, remove or appoint officials a certain number of public offices and has the right to alter the role of certain public institutions if they see fit. Governors are the most senior public official within the Province, meaning that they preside over any public ceremonies or provincial celebrations being held due to a national holiday; as the commander of the provincial police and Gendarmerie forces, the Governor can take decisions designed to limit civil disobedience and preserve public order.
Although mayors of municipalities and councillors are elected during local elections, the Governor has the right to re-organise or to inspect the proceedings of local government despite being an unelected position. Governor Eskişehir Province Ministry of the Interior Biography of the Governor of Eskişehir
Haralampi Perev was a Bulgarian lawyer and campaigner for human rights of Bulgarians in Serbia and Macedonia. He was born in the village Nikodin, Prilep part of the Ottoman Empire, on January 20, 1891, he died in Prilep on Macedonia. He received his primary education in Prilep and went to Constantinople as a pet Exarchal Seminary. After the rebellion of Exarchal wards, he returned to Macedonia and continued his education in Monastir Bulgarian male classical school, where he finished on June 26, 1911, he spent one year as an exarchist teacher in Prilep. In October 1912, Serbian authorities arrested him in Prilep. After questioning him, he was released and went illegally to Bulgaria and joined the military, his royal Majesty Ferdinand I school. On August 25, 1915 he was promoted to podporuchnik and participated in the First World War battlefields of the whole of Macedonia to strengthen its locality Pleven Division of Tumba of Belasitza to end the war, he was awarded a medal for bravery - IV degree.
He was demobilized as a lieutenant of the Bulgarian Army and in 1919 he became a student of the Law Faculty in Sofia. After two years training he moved to Belgrade to continue his education by working to graduating from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade on March 14, 1923. After graduation, he worked as secretary of the Appeals Court in Belgrade, secretary of the Cassation Court in Belgrade, examining judge as a judge in Obrenovac, Kraljevo, Ub and Pozarevac, in 1939 he was appointed chairman of the court in Dubrovnik. In Dubrovnik he remained only a few months, his retirement was at the command of the Serbian authorities because of its proximity to Croatian nationalists and politicians because of friendly relations with the leader of the Croatian Peasant Party Vladko Macek, who throughout his career in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, it supports and provides for higher positions justice system. At the end of 1939, he opened a law practice. Sixth of April 1941 Belgrade so began the collapse of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Serbian army and administration more April 7 leave Bat and the city remains without defense of rogue gangs which are formed in its vicinity. Therefore, a group of citizens of Prilep, at an informal meeting in the cafeteria "Kai Chesney - Balkan" offered Haralampy Perev mayor - autocrat of Prilep and organizer of the defense of the city and the security of citizens and their properties, he collected the remaining weapons rifles runaway Serb army, volunteers collected by citizens, organized by "urban militia" introduces curfew and manage the city as the only power, until the arrival of Bulgarian troops on 22 April. Participates in the formation of the Bulgarian Action Committees and organize meeting of the Bulgarian army in Prilep. Throughout the war Haralampy Perev deals with Bar and one year spent in Bitola as mobilized reserve officer of the Bulgarian Army. Protects part of the Macedonian communists, between which and Metodi Andonov-Cento, in a large trial that leads direct a military court of the Bulgarian army and managed to declare them innocent.
This helps personal friendship with gene. Boydev. After the war, again working as a lawyer and defended many accused by Macedonian controversial "law on Macedonian national honor." In view of the time and conditions, the success of legal defense and minimal, managed to cancel several death sentences. In 1947 he was arrested under vague accusations trial is manipulated trial and sentenced to three years in prison. Launched two years ago, he was forbidden to exercise Bar, gets right to Bar again in 1950. In life he was a close friend of Jordan Tchkatrov and his brother Dimitar Tchkatrov, he was a friend and all Macedonians who were tried in Skopje student process in 1928. Always described as close to Vanco Mihajlov. By the end of his life living and peacefully isolated in Prilep, where he worked as a lawyer until his last moment, he married in 1943 to Elena Kuzmanova from Bitola, from Bulgarian Exarchate family whose cousin is Stephen Kouzmanov, one of the signatories of the famous Memorandum against Macedonism and sentenced in 1946 to 15 years in prison.
The son of Haralampy Perev, Vladimir Perev, born in 1945, Macedonian and Bulgarian journalist and publicist, was arrested in 1963 by the authorities and Tito accused of membership of IMRO /aka vanchomihaylovizam/, Bulgarian nationalist and anti-Yugoslavian
The Swindlers is a 2017 South Korean crime action film directed by Jang Chang-won. The film stars Hyun Bin, Yoo Ji-tae, Bae Seong-woo, Park Sung-woong and Ahn Se-ha. A con artist, reported dead after committing a grand fraud case is rumored to be alive. A prosecutor, in collusion with the con man needs to eliminate him to avoid a corruption scandal; when tracking down the con man, Park meets another fraudster named Ji-sung, after the same man for a personal revenge. Realizing their mutual goals, they decide to with hidden motives. Hyun Bin as Hwang Ji-sung Yoo Ji-tae as Prosecutor Park Hee-soo Bae Seong-woo as Go Seok-dong Park Sung-woong as Kwak Seung-gun Nana as Choon-ja Ahn Se-ha as Chief Kim Choi Deok-moon as Lee Kang-suk Choi Il-hwa as Lawmaker Sung Heo Sung-tae as Jang Du-chil Kim Tae-hoon as Attorney general Jung Jin-young as Hwang Yoo-suk Oh Tae-kyung as Tae-dong Cha Soon-bae as CEO Kang Jin Seon-kyu as Older cousin The Swindlers opened in South Korea on November 22, 2017, grossing US$1.4 million from 213,185 admissions on the first day of its release.
The film topped the local box office for three consecutive weeks. By December 19, 2017, The Swindlers exceeded 4 million in cumulative attendance, collected US$28.9 million in total. The film was released internationally in ten territories: Australia, New Zealand, North America, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines; the Swindlers at HanCinema The Swindlers on IMDb The Swindlers at the Korean Movie Database
Oru Vadakkan Selfie is a 2015 Malayalam-language road comedy film directed by G. Prajith and scripted by Vineeth Sreenivasan; the film features Manjima Mohan, Aju Varghese, Neeraj Madhav and Vineeth Sreenivasan. The music was composed by Shaan Rahman, it was released on 27 March to positive reviews, became one of the biggest grossers of the year. Some news media and the Kerala Film Producers Association called it the first successful Malayalam film of 2015; this movie marks the debut of Manjima Mohan as an actress in Malayalam movie. The film has been remade in Telugu as Meda Meeda Abbayi; the 2017 Bengali movie Bolo Dugga Maiki was based on this movie. Umesh Manohar is a 21-year-old carefree engineering student, his close pals are Thankaprasad. Wanting to find a quick way to earn money and fame, he decides to try his hand at movies, wants to assist none other than the renowned South-Indian director Gautham Vasudev Menon. Shaji suggests that Umesh make a short film and upload it on the internet, but the result is utter failure, after losing the camera in an accident.
Umesh's father orders. To avoid such a bleak future, Umesh catches the next train to Chennai from his home town of Thalassery, Kannur. On the train, he sees his neighbor back home. Umesh tries to woo Daisy throughout the journey but miserably fails, he lies to his friends that they are having an affair, tricks her into posing for a selfie with him, sends it to Shaji. After spending six days in Chennai, realizing that he is not cut out for the struggle to enter the film industry, he returns to his town in Thalassery, where he finds a slew of people waiting for his return, he learns. The selfie clicked by him had created a big problem among his family and neighbors, he finds out. He returns to Chennai with Shaji to find her and prove his innocence, where they meet a private detective named Jack Tracker, with whom he had fought earlier with when chasing Daisy. With the help of Jack, Umesh finds Daisy, it is revealed that she is in love with a man called Harinarayan and wants to marry him, she tells them that she had known him and communicated through social media like Facebook and emails but had never met him.
Umesh, Daisy and Jack set out to find Hari, they travel to his hometown Pazhani. The gang manages to go to Hari's house with the help of a farmer, a Keralite, it is revealed that Hari had committed suicide a year before, as his friend and business partner John Mathew Bhaskar had cheated him in their business venture. John used Hari's online accounts to cheat others. Jack reveals that he is an officer from Tamil Nadu CBCID economic investigation wing, his real name is Nivin, he did all this to find the brains behind the online money fraud, he says that the true intention of the guy in the Internet is to cheat young women and steal their money. After the set of confusions being cleared, Umesh and Shaji go back to Kerala. A few months Umesh meets Nivin at a resort, where he says Umesh that the cybercell group had found the real culprit, John. Nivin lets Umesh to vent out his anger on John for cheating innocent girls as what he did to Daisy. Umesh is shown walking to a nearby table and asking whether the man sitting there is John.
The movie ends with Umesh smashing a bottle on his head. Filmibeat gave a rating of 3/5 and said "A hilarious entertainer for this Vishu season, which will make you laugh your heart out". Malayala Manorama gave a rating of 3.25/5. The Times of India mentions it to be "worth a watch for the performance of its vibrant cast and many moments of wit they pull off effortlessly" and awards a rating of 3/5 stars; the New Indian Express labeled it as "A Good-humoured Mass Selfie". International Business Times rated 3.5/5 stars and called it "A hilarious flick from Nivin Pauly-Aju Varghese team" and concluded "Overall, Oru Vadakkan Selfie is worth your time and money if you are looking ahead for a fun-filled day". There have been announcements about remaking the film in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada; the remake rights for some of the languages has been sold while discussions regarding the others are progressing. Oru Vadakkan Selfie had what the IB Times called an "overwhelming start" in its first weekend, which resulted in many exhibitors increasing the number of screenings for the film.
According to the Kerala Film Producers Association, the film earned a distributor share of around ₹3 crore in its first week of release. KFPA called the film as the "first super hit of 2015"; the film stayed in the fifth position in its sixth weekend. Suresh Shenoy stated that the Vishu festival season of 2015 had "turned out to be a dampener except for the continuing rush for Oru Vadakkan Selfie"; the production budget was around ₹4 crore. The gross collection is estimated as ₹30.5 crore. The film ran over more in 24 releasing centres; the film's score and soundtrack are composed by Shaan Rahman. Song lyrics were written by Manu Manjith and Anu Elizabeth Jose. Official Facebook page Oru Vadakkan Selfie on IMDb