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Peter Balone Kanaparo 3:33pm Aug 26

Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82 (Source: Human Capital Development in Washington AF).

From WASHINGTON (AFP) – The first human to set foot on the moon, renowned US astronaut Neil Armstrong, has died following complications from cardiovascular surgery. He was 82. Armstrong underwent cardiac bypass surgery earlier this month after doctors found blockages in his coronary arteries. Praising Armstrong as a "reluctant American hero," his family said it was heartbroken and noted that the space pioneer had "served his nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut." "While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves," it added. Armstrong and fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin landed on the moon’s desolate surface on July 20, 1969, before the eyes of hundreds of millions of awed television viewers worldwide. His first words upon stepping on the lunar surface have since been etched in history: "That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

The 500 million people who watched the grainy black and white broadcast breathed a sigh of relief when Armstrong told mission control the module had landed safely, saying: "Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed." But the lunar pioneer, who was decorated by 17 countries and received a slew of US honors, was never comfortable with his worldwide fame, shying away from the limelight. Armstrong even stopped signing memorabilia after learning his autographs were being sold at exorbitant prices. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and the third in space, recalled Armstrong’s legendary humility. "He didn’t feel that he should be out huckstering himself," the former Ohio senator told CNN. "He was a humble person, and that’s the way he remained after his lunar flight, as well as before." A "deeply saddened" President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed Armstrong as "the greatest of American heroes – not just of his time, but of all time." His "legacy will endure – sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step," said Obama, who was just under eight years old at the time of the historic Apollo 11 mission.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner remembered Armstrong for inspiring generations with his "monumental feat." "A true hero has returned to the heavens to which he once flew," Boehner said. "Ohio has lost one of her proudest sons. Humanity has gained a legend." Aldrin said he had hoped that he, Armstrong and Michael Collins would have met up in 2019 for celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. But the occasion will not come to pass. "Whenever I look at the moon, it reminds me of the moment over four decades ago when I realized that even though we were farther away from Earth than two humans had ever been, we were not alone," Aldrin said Collins, in a statement released by a NASA spokesman, said of Armstrong: "He was the best, and I will miss him terribly." Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on August 5, 1930, Armstrong had an early fascination with aircraft and worked at a nearby airport when he was a teenager. He took flying lessons at the age of 15 and received his pilot’s license on his 16th birthday. A US Navy aviator, he flew 78 missions in the Korean War. Armstrong joined NASA’s predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, in 1955. As a research pilot at NASA’s Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, he flew on many pioneering high-speed aircraft, eventually flying over 200 different models, including helicopters, gliders, jets and rockets. He reached astronaut status in 1962, and was assigned as command pilot for the Gemini 8 mission, during which he performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space.

After retiring from NASA in 1971, Armstrong taught aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati for nearly a decade and served on the boards of several companies, including Lear Jet, United Airlines and Marathon Oil. Armstrong also served as deputy associate administrator for aeronautics at NASA headquarters, coordinating and managing the space agency’s aeronautics research and technology work. His family said they had a simple request to people in memory of Armstrong’s life. "Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink," it said.

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2012 PNG National Elections Update Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82…

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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82...
Peter Balone Kanaparo 3:35pm Aug 26

Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82 (Source: Human Capital Development in Washington AF).

From WASHINGTON (AFP) – The first human to set foot on the moon, renowned US astronaut Neil Armstrong, has died following complications from cardiovascular surgery. He was 82. Armstrong underwent cardiac bypass surgery earlier this month after doctors found blockages in his coronary arteries. Praising Armstrong as a "reluctant American hero," his family said it was heartbroken and noted that the space pioneer had "served his nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut." "While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves," it added. Armstrong and fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin landed on the moon’s desolate surface on July 20, 1969, before the eyes of hundreds of millions of awed television viewers worldwide. His first words upon stepping on the lunar surface have since been etched in history: "That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

The 500 million people who watched the grainy black and white broadcast breathed a sigh of relief when Armstrong told mission control the module had landed safely, saying: "Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed." But the lunar pioneer, who was decorated by 17 countries and received a slew of US honors, was never comfortable with his worldwide fame, shying away from the limelight. Armstrong even stopped signing memorabilia after learning his autographs were being sold at exorbitant prices. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and the third in space, recalled Armstrong’s legendary humility. "He didn’t feel that he should be out huckstering himself," the former Ohio senator told CNN. "He was a humble person, and that’s the way he remained after his lunar flight, as well as before." A "deeply saddened" President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed Armstrong as "the greatest of American heroes – not just of his time, but of all time." His "legacy will endure – sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step," said Obama, who was just under eight years old at the time of the historic Apollo 11 mission.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner remembered Armstrong for inspiring generations with his "monumental feat." "A true hero has returned to the heavens to which he once flew," Boehner said. "Ohio has lost one of her proudest sons. Humanity has gained a legend." Aldrin said he had hoped that he, Armstrong and Michael Collins would have met up in 2019 for celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. But the occasion will not come to pass. "Whenever I look at the moon, it reminds me of the moment over four decades ago when I realized that even though we were farther away from Earth than two humans had ever been, we were not alone," Aldrin said Collins, in a statement released by a NASA spokesman, said of Armstrong: "He was the best, and I will miss him terribly." Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on August 5, 1930, Armstrong had an early fascination with aircraft and worked at a nearby airport when he was a teenager. He took flying lessons at the age of 15 and received his pilot’s license on his 16th birthday. A US Navy aviator, he flew 78 missions in the Korean War. Armstrong joined NASA’s predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, in 1955. As a research pilot at NASA’s Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, he flew on many pioneering high-speed aircraft, eventually flying over 200 different models, including helicopters, gliders, jets and rockets. He reached astronaut status in 1962, and was assigned as command pilot for the Gemini 8 mission, during which he performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space.

After retiring from NASA in 1971, Armstrong taught aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati for nearly a decade and served on the boards of several companies, including Lear Jet, United Airlines and Marathon Oil. Armstrong also served as deputy associate administrator for aeronautics at NASA headquarters, coordinating and managing the space agency’s aeronautics research and technology work. His family said they had a simple request to people in memory of Armstrong’s life. "Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink," it said.

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Sharp Talk Where are the leaders of Kandep?????? Should…

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Where are the leaders of Kandep?????? Should...
Nickindi Rambe 3:20pm Aug 31

Where are the leaders of Kandep?????? Should there be any leadership quality exercised to maintain law and order or should we use force to enforce and maintain??? Leaders should immediately step in at this time.

Kandep chaotic
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The National, Friday 31st August 2012

By ELIAS LARI
MORE than 30 police personnel from Wabag have been deployed to Kandep, Enga, to prevent further killings and destruction caused to properties by supporters of election candidates.
The fights in Kandep were among the supporters who attacked each other straight after the declaration of Don Polye, according to provincial police commander Supt Martin Lakari.
Lakari said yesterday the policemen were deployed into the affected
area last week to protect lives and property.
“This fight between supporters has been going on since the declaration (of the winner of the electorate), but I cannot give the exact figure of those who have died and property damaged, including domestic animals which were killed.
“I need to receive a full report on the matter and decide on what is the next step to take to completely stop the fight.”
Lakari said police officers deployed a week ago were carrying out awareness and educating the people to lay
Lakari said peace negotiations were progressing well and hoped to see a change happen soon.
“Apart from property, food crops are also affected and I do not know what people are eating to survive.
“I condemn this fight as there are no good reasons for people to take on each other,” he said.
“Tribal fights do not bring anything good.
“I don’t know why they are taking this as a game to attack each other.”
He said the only way to live a peaceful life was to do away with tribal fights.
“No one can claim that his tribe or clan has
won.
“Both sides will suffer destruction and loss of lives,” Lakari said.

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2012 PNG National Elections Update Peter O’Neill will repeal the Judicial Conduct…

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Peter O'Neill will repeal the Judicial Conduct...
Tavurvur’s Garamut 11:25am Aug 22

Peter O’Neill will repeal the Judicial Conduct Act – But is this an Authentic Government?

Although Peter O’Neill has kicked off the 9th Parliament with a bang – the reality always remained that if he wanted to be taken seriously as a leader of merit for PNG, he needed to repeal these pieces of legislation and make amends with the Chief Justice Sir Injia Salamo – on behalf of the judiciary.

This domino collection of rushed pieces of legislation were all reactionary in nature
, while most were retro-active, and were initiated with the intent of legitimizing an illegitimate government as judged by the Supreme Court.

But questions still need to be answered before O’Dion can be accepted as being authentic.

Read more on The Garamut:

http://garamut.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/odion-to-repeal-judicial-conduct-act-but-is-this-an-authentic-government/

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Peter O'Neill will repeal the Judicial Conduct...
Tavurvur’s Garamut 11:22am Aug 22

Peter O’Neill will repeal the Judicial Conduct Act – But is this an Authentic Government?

Although Peter O’Neill has kicked off the 9th Parliament with a bang – the reality always remained that if he wanted to be taken seriously as a leader of merit for PNG, he needed to repeal these pieces of legislation and make amends with the Chief Justice Sir Injia Salamo – on behalf of the judiciary.

This domino collection of rushed pieces of legislation were all reactionary in nature
, while most were retro-active, and were initiated with the intent of legitimizing an illegitimate government as judged by the Supreme Court.

But questions still need to be answered before O’Dion can be accepted as being authentic.

Read more on The Garamut:

http://garamut.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/odion-to-repeal-judicial-conduct-act-but-is-this-an-authentic-government/

O’Dion to Repeal Judicial Conduct Act – But is this an Authentic Government?

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In a move which supports the rhetoric that this government will be one of “reconciliation, unity and…

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