Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G

By Andy Teasdale

I work as an international Mountain Guide and am a very keen photographer Lugging a ton of kit around the mountains doesn’t work (or me; my gear needs to be as light as possible l carry a full frame DSLR. because it produces fantastic results — but everything else needs to be light.

When I’m working, mountaineering and ski touring I take the Nikon 28-200 t/3.5-5-6G lens. It is plastic small and unstylishly silver, but it works brilliantly if I need it to perform faster I increase the ISO, saving the need for VR

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Waddington international airshow.

IN THE aftermath of the Kosovo conflict, many military airshow organisers are facing problems due to personnel shortages and operational commitments. Fortunately for RAF Waddington and the airshow public, the Lincolnshire airfield was spared and the show went ahead as planned over the weekend of June 26/27.

For a change it was blessed with superb weather — well, for at least 50% of the weekend — with the Saturday offering almost perfect conditions. The event also succeeded in attracting some very interesting aircraft, despite many units still winding down from operations over Yugoslavia. Participants from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,

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Vice Chancellor of the University of Kurdistan

From a region that was closed off from the West pre-2002, Kurdistan is gradually moving toward an English bilingual society. This linguistic shift owes much to the vision of Prime Minister Barzani, who took the decision for the institution to provide education through English as of 2006.

This shrewd move has in turn allowed education to emulate the business sector, with international education partners now being enticed to Kurdistan, interested in exchanging with the increasingly intriguing region. A collaboration with Paris’s Sciences Po shows how much has been achieved in stripping away past

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Australian International Airs how, Avalon Airport near Melbourne

A report by Lon Nordeen

DESPITE THE HIGHEST temperatures for 100 years, strong winds which knocked over some aircraft and curtailed the flying demonstrations, plus the absence of the promised Russian fighter participation, the third annual Australian International Airshow held between February 18 and 23 was highlighted by exciting flying and a static display of more than 75 military and civil aircraft. Avalon Airport is the home of Boeing Australia (formerly the Government Aircraft Factory) which is where the Royal Australian Air Force fleet of F/A-18 Hornets was assembled in the 1980s and hundreds of other aircraft have been produced

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Secretary of State: Elections are far from international standards

"In our view, the election were very farthest from the international standards. Naturally, we took into account the report of the OSCE. But again, this is only a preparatory report. Of course, we want to work with Belarusian government, and we will find methods as it mattersbe. But again — this is just our initial assumption, b, we hope to say about it in detail for you later. "

Amnesty International: Belarus — the sole executioner

Amnesty International report on the situation in this area in the CIS bears the title "Commonwealth of independent states: Belarus — the sole executioner."Organization calls the death penalty "more fierce, merciless and degrading form of punishment that is irreversible and from which can affect innocent." Nobody has substantiated that the death penalty lowers crime.In recent two years abolished the death penalty in four countries: Albania, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda and the Philippines. On present day the death penalty de jure or de facto abolished in 133 countries. In 64 countries this penalty is still preserved."Belarus is the last country in the CIS,

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Forum2000 — action in support of democracy in Burma

On the situation with human rights in M» yanme (current title Burma), where the reigning military power and during recent protests people were killed, many speakers recalled the forum. After a lot of interest in the eyes of today’s meeting rushed that breast identification marks — the badge — on which is written — delegate, observer, press — overlap badge with an international Buddhist flag. It has been explained to me then that means painting with crossed colorful column. This color Buddhist flag states. These estimates were distributed at the entrance to the main hall meetings and virtually raskhoplivalisya. Distributed

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U.Nistsyuk Observers as political tourists

Independent MP candidate, who is running for Masyukovschinskomu constituency in Minsk Vladimir Nistuk said:"Now open a discussion late voting process. Indeed, international observers, no matter how much they may be, do now function of political tourists. They show that it is necessary and possible to show. They have not apprehend any of the issues that we raised a year earlier. They do not make a profound study of what actually happens during the elections. They are not worked that needed work for 5 days early voting. "According Nistiuk democratic forces have not developed a unified concept of election observation."And to

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Belarus — one of the most corrupt countries in the former Soviet Union

Transparency International in measuring the degree of perception of corruption into account the level of bribery, the role of municipal employees in the business, the presence or absence-independent courts and legislation in the fight with washing facilities, government transparency and accountability of its society. It should be noted that the ratings of Transparency International does not itself determine the level of corruption in the country, but how it takes people and business. Features range from zero to 10: 0 — large degree of corruption, 10 — less. In 2007 Belarus is 150 seats, equal to the number of points it

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We remember the initiative invited to the session of the UN Council on Human Rights

International Coalition against forced disappearances was created in Paris in May. It includes human rights organization "Amnesty International", "Human Rights Watch", FEDEFAM (Latin American Federation of relatives of missing persons), International Committee of the red cross, International Bar Association and the initiative "We Remember."In Belarus in 1999-2000, without any trace of missing politician Viktor Gonchar, former minister Interior Yuri Zakharenko, businessman Anatoly Krasovsky and journalist Dmitry Zavadsky. Involvement in the kidnapping these people International Society suspects high-ranking Belarusian officials.• 16th day of each month — a day of solidarity with the victims of the regime, 29.09.2005

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