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10 September 2012           03:20 ET

The arrest of an anti-corruption cartoonist in India on charges of sedition has sparked criticism.

Aseem Trivedi was held in the city of Mumbai over the weekend for his cartoons allegedly mocking the Indian constitution.

He was also charged with insulting the national flag and remanded in police custody until 16 September.

The cartoonist has been participating in the anti-corruption movement led by campaigner Anna Hazare.

India’s media and prominent citizens have condemned Mr Trivedi’s arrest, calling it a “wrongful act”.

“From the information I have gathered, the cartoonist did nothing illegal and, in fact, arresting him was an illegal act,” Chairman of the Press Council of India Markandey Katju told The Hindu newspaper.

“A wrongful arrest is a serious crime under the Indian Penal Code, and it is those who arrested him who should be arrested.”

Mr Katju, a former Supreme Court judge, asked how drawing a cartoon could be considered a crime and said politicians should learn to accept criticism.

“Either the allegation is true, in which case you deserve it; or it is false, in which case, you ignore it. This kind of behaviour is not acceptable in a democracy,” he said.

Senior journalist and the editor of CNN-IBN news channel Rajdeep Sardesai said he found it “amusing, but also very dangerous that you can get away with hate speech in this country, but parody and political satire leads to immediate arrest”.

A former senior police officer and lawyer YP Singh told the Mint newspaper that from “what I have heard, it seems he [Mr Trivedi] can be booked at the most under a law to prevent insults to national honour and not on serious charges like sedition, which attract much harsher punishment”.

If proved, a sedition charge can invite a three-year prison term in India.

The micro-blogging site Twitter was also full of messages criticising Mr Trivedi’s arrest.

Police held him acting on a complaint by a Mumbai-based lawyer who said his cartoons were anti-India.

Earlier this year, a website carrying Mr Trivedi’s anti-corruption cartoons was banned by the police in Mumbai, reports say.

In April, Indian police arrested a professor in Calcutta for allegedly posting on the internet cartoons ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He was later released.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-19540565

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Aseem Trivedi

11554 2994549                58

 

his path of destiny = 58 = Give me a break.  Civil unrest.

Four of Swords Tarot card

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20 August 2012                  14:46 ET

A Somali Olympic athlete has reportedly drowned while attempting to reach Europe on a migrant boat.

Runner Samia Yusuf Omar was trying to cross from Libya to Italy in April when the boat she was travelling in sank, according to Italian media.

The head of Somalia’s National Olympic Committee confirmed to the BBC that she had died but did not say how.

Samia competed in the 200m event at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 despite having almost no formal training.

Although she came in last place, several seconds behind the other competitors, the BBC’s Alan Johnston in Rome says it is extraordinary that she was able to take part at all.

She had grown up and trained in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, facing war, poverty, a complete lack of athletics facilities and prejudice from some quarters against women participating in sports.

According to a profile of Samia on al-Jazeera, she faced death threats and intimidation when she returned to Somalia after the 2008 Olympics, with the Islamist militia al-Shabab controlling parts of the capital.

‘We will not forget’

In October 2010, the runner is reported to have moved to Ethiopia in search of a coach to help her train for the London 2012 Olympics.

What happened between then and her apparent death in the Mediterranean Sea is unclear.

According to al-Jazeera, there were no guarantees that she would be accepted to train at the stadium in Addis Ababa – it was dependent on her running times and permission from the Ethiopian Athletics Federation.

Reports in Italian media suggest she may have been hoping to find a coach in Europe who could help her reach the London Olympics.

Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra says Samia’s fate only came to light when former Somali Olympic athlete Abdi Bile brought it up at a talk.

He mentioned Mo Farah, the Somalian runner who moved to the United Kingdom aged 12 and triumphed in this year’s Olympics.

“We are happy for Mo – he is our pride,” he said. “But we will not forget Samia.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19323535

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Samia Yusuf Omar was born on March 25th, 1991 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samia_Yusuf_Omar

March 25th, 1991

3 + 25 +1+9+9+1 = 48 = her life lesson = Remembrance.

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Celeste Holm

July 15, 2012             9:29 a.m.

Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in “Oklahoma!” and won an Oscar in “Gentleman’s Agreement” but whose last years were filled with financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons, died Sunday, a relative said. She was 95.

Holm had been hospitalized about two weeks ago with dehydration after a fire in actor Robert De Niro‘s apartment in the same Manhattan building. She had asked her husband on Friday to bring her home, and she spent her final days with her husband, Frank Basile, and other relatives and close friends by her side, said Amy Phillips, a great-niece of Holm’s who answered the phone at Holm’s apartment on Sunday.

Holm died around 3:30 a.m. at her longtime apartment on Central Park West, Phillips said.

“I think she wanted to be here, in her home, among her things, with people who loved her,” she said.

In a career that spanned more than half a century, Holm played everyone from Ado Annie — the girl who just can’t say no in “Oklahoma!”— to a worldly theatrical agent in the 1991 comedy “I Hate Hamlet” to guest star turns on TV shows such as “Fantasy Island” and “Love Boat II” to Bette Davis‘ best friend in “All About Eve.”

She won the Academy Award in 1947 for best supporting actress for her performance in “Gentlemen’s Agreement” and received Oscar nominations for “Come to the Stable” (1949) and “All About Eve” (1950).

Holm was also known for her untiring charity work — at one time she served on nine boards — and was a board member emeritus of the National Mental Health Association.

She was once president of the Creative Arts Rehabilitation Center, which treats emotionally disturbed people using arts therapies. Over the years, she raised $20,000 for UNICEF by charging 50 cents apiece for autographs.

President Ronald Reagan appointed her to a six-year term on the National Council on the Arts in 1982. In New York, she was active in the Save the Theatres Committee and was once arrested during a vigorous protest against the demolition of several theaters.

But late in her life she was in a bitter, multi-year legal family battle that pitted her two sons against her and her fifth husband — former waiter Basile, whom she married in 2004 and was more than 45 years her junior. The court fight over investments and inheritance wiped away much of her savings and left her dependent on Social Security. The actress and her sons no longer spoke, and she was sued for overdue maintenance and legal fees on her Manhattan apartment.

The future Broadway star was born in New York on April 29, 1919, the daughter of Norwegian-born Theodore Holm, who worked for the American branch of Lloyd’s of London, and Jean Parke Holm, a painter and writer.

She was smitten by the theater as a 3-year-old when her grandmother took her to see ballerina Anna Pavlova. “There she was, being tossed in midair, caught, no mistakes, no falls. She never knew what an impression she made,” Holm recalled years later.

She attended 14 schools growing up, including the Lycee Victor Duryui in Paris when her mother was there for an exhibition of her paintings. She studied ballet for 10 years.

Her first Broadway success came in 1939 in the cast of William Saroyan‘s “The Time of Your Life.” But it was her creation of the role of man-crazy Ado Annie Carnes in the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” in 1943 that really impressed the critics.

She only auditioned for the role because of World War II, she said years later. “There was a need for entertainers in Army camps and hospitals. The only way you could do that was if you were singing in something.”

Holm was hired by La Vie Parisienne, and later by the Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel to sing to their late-night supper club audiences after the “Oklahoma!” curtain fell.

The slender, blue-eyed blonde moved west to pursue a film career. “Hollywood is a good place to learn how to eat a salad without smearing your lipstick,” she would say.

“Oscar Hammerstein told me, ‘You won’t like it,'” and he was right, she said. Hollywood “was just too artificial. The values are entirely different. That balmy climate is so deceptive.” She returned to New York after several years.

Her well-known films included “The Tender Trap” and “High Society” but others were less memorable. “I made two movies I’ve never even seen,” she told an interviewer in 1991.

She attributed her drive to do charity work to her grandparents and parents who “were always volunteers in every direction.”

She said she learned first-hand the power of empathy in 1943 when she performed in a ward of mental patients and got a big smile from one man she learned later had been uncommunicative for six months.

“I suddenly realized with a great sense of impact how valuable we are to each other,” she said.

In 1979 she was knighted by King Olav of Norway.

In her early 70s, an interviewer asked if she had ever thought of retiring. “No. What for?” she replied. “If people retired, we wouldn’t have had Laurence OlivierRalph RichardsonJohn Gielgud… I think it’s very important to hang on as long as we can.”

In the 1990s, Holm and Gerald McRainey starred in the CBS’s”Promised Land,” a spinoff of “Touched by an Angel.” In 1995, she joined such stars as Tony Randall and Jerry Stiller to lobby for state funding for the arts in Albany, N.Y. Her last big screen role was as Brendan Fraser‘s grandmother in the romance “Still Breathing.”

Holm was married five times and is survived by two sons and three grandchildren. Her marriage in 1938 to director Ralph Nelson lasted a year but produced a son, Theodor Holm Nelson. In 1940, she married Francis Davies, an English auditor. In 1946, she married airline public relations executive A. Schuyler Dunning and they had a son, Daniel Dunning.

During her fourth marriage, to actor Robert Wesley Addy, whom she married in 1966, the two appeared together on stage when they could. In the mid-1960s, when neither had a project going, they put together a two person show called “Interplay — An Evening of Theater-in-Concert” that toured the United States and was sent abroad by the State Department. Addy died in 1996.

Funeral arrangements for Holm haven’t been made. The family is asking that any memorial donations be made to UNICEF or to The Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood, N.J.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-mew-celeste-holm-20120715,0,4366895.story

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Celeste Holm was born on April 29th, 1917 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celeste_Holm

April 29th, 1917

4 + 29 = 33 = her core number = Putting on a good show.

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