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  • Survivor: Game Changers — Mamanuca Islands

    02/09/2017 2:41:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 165 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | February 9, 2017
    Survivor: Game Changers — Mamanuca Islands is the 34th season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, March 8, 2017 on CBS at 8/7c with a special two hour episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty returning players divided into two tribes of ten players each. The "Game Changers" theme as with some past themes, is of course utterly contrived. Apparently the original plan called for three teams consisting of (1) winners, (2) those who made the jury, and (3) those who were booted prior...
  • Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

    08/17/2016 2:52:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 176 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 17, 2016
    Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is the 33rd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty new players - no returning players - divided into two tribes of ten players each, divided by age. Survivor: New Millennials vs. Gen X cast and twists revealed This season will be held in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. This is a different place than where Survivor: Fiji was held. The...
  • Severed head found on Fiji beach linked to missing Russians

    07/05/2016 6:53:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 5, 2016
    A New Zealand couple said they found a cloth bundle containing a severed head while strolling along a popular Fiji beach in what has become the latest gruesome discovery in a murder case that has captivated the picturesque South Pacific island nation. Similar tied bundles that washed ashore in late June at Natadola Beach contained two pairs of feet, according to local news reports. Fiji police believe the victims in the unsolved murder case were Russian couple Yuri and Natalia Shipulin, who went missing from their farm on the main island of Viti Levu last month.
  • Russia ships arms to Fiji: What will be quid pro quo?

    01/28/2016 12:29:12 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 20 replies
    atimes.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Anna Powles and Jose Sousa-Santos
    Russia ships arms to Fiji: What will be quid pro quo? By AT Editor on January 28, 2016 in Asia Times News & Features (From the National Interest) By Anna Powles and Jose Sousa-Santos When the MV Saint Confidence and MV Solidat arrived in Suva Harbor last week to deliver a consignment of donated Russian weapons and equipment to Fiji, it sparked an immediate reaction. Opposition MPs and security analysts have made several claims including: the deal was clandestine, the weapons could potentially be used against Fijian citizens; and Russia’s increased engagement with Fiji is an opening move in a...
  • Saturation[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/09/2015 7:25:40 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 12-9-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    Saturate yourself in me my children for truly it is as you drip from my presence change occurs and as The oil of Unity dripped off Aaron's beard down his robe saturating the Tassels of My Word, truly you My Bride must fill your lamps with this Oil of Intimacy for Me to complete you in Me . . . Leviticus 6:13 Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out Matthew 14:36 36 They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it...
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Pro’s and Con’s to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (it’s higher for 2015). However – and I can’t emphasize this enough – they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • 12 Sick Passengers Who Stayed at Same Hotel Treated on Fiji Airways Flight at LAX

    06/15/2015 5:15:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer and Erin Myers,
    Twelve airline passengers who had stayed at the same hotel were sickened with diarrhea and vomiting aboard a Fiji Airways flight that landed at LAX on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Paramedics responded to the safe landing of Fiji Airways Flight 810, and the 261 passengers and 11 crew members were held on board while medical personnel cleared the flight, according to Nancy Castles, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles International Airport. The flight departed Nadi International Airport in Fiji and arrived at LAX at 1:37 p.m., according to Fiji Airways’ website. The last person left the plane at 2:12 p.m., Castles...
  • Why ancient myths about volcanoes are often true

    03/22/2015 6:17:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | March 18, 2015 | Jane Palmer
    Story has it that many hundreds of years ago, Tanovo, chief of the Fijian island Ono, was very partial to a late afternoon stroll. Each day he would walk along the beach, watch the sun go down and undoubtedly contemplate this paradise on Earth. But one day Tanovo's rival, chief of the volcano Nabukelevu, pushed his mountain up and blocked Tanovo's view of the sunset. Enraged at this, and robbed of the pacifying effects of his daily meditation, Tanovo wove giant coconut-fibre baskets and began to remove earth from the mountain. His rival, however, caught Tanovo and chased him away....
  • The UN Is Pulling Most Of Its Peacekeepers Out Of Syria As Situation 'Deteriorates Severely'

    09/15/2014 2:09:47 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 9-15-2014 | Armin Rosen
    Armin RosenSeptember 15, 2014 The UN is quietly pulling back from the parts of the peacekeeper-administered military disengagement zone separating the Israeli and Syrian-controlled sections of the Golan Heights. Reuters quotes an anonymous UN staffer as saying that "Staff in U.N. positions 10, 16, 31 and 37, as well as Camp Faouar on the (Syrian) side are being relocated." Twitter user and Israel-based blogger Judge Dan created a map of these positions based off of the UN's publically-available information on the location of the UN Disengagement Observer Force's various bases:(Click to the site to see the map) According to the...
  • Fiji may have jumped the gun by saying its 45 captured UN peacekeepers would soon be released

    09/09/2014 9:20:19 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    The Republic ^ | 9-10-2014 | NICK PERRY and PITA LIGAIULA
    Fiji on Wednesday may have jumped the gun by announcing that its 45 United Nations peacekeepers who are being held captive by Syrian insurgents would be freed soon. The South Pacific nation later tried to retract the comments, but by then they had been reported around the world. At a Wednesday morning news conference in Suva, Fiji's military chief said Fiji had been told by U.N. headquarters in New York that the Nusra Front had agreed to release the men later this week without any conditions or demands. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said three senior Fijian military officers would arrive...
  • UN Security Council Demands Release of Abducted Peacekeepers

    09/03/2014 1:03:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/14
    The UN Security Council on Wednesday demanded the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers held in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front terrorists, according to AFP. The 15 members of the council unanimously approved a declaration condemning "in the strongest terms" the detention of the Fijians. They were captured almost a week ago, when the rebels stormed a Golan Heights crossing. The council "reiterated their call for the peacekeepers' immediate and unconditional release," adding in its statement that "there can never be any justification for attacks on or the detention of UN peacekeepers." The government of Fiji also has called...
  • FILIPINO TROOPS PULL `GREATEST ESCAPE' FROM SYRIA

    08/31/2014 12:48:19 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 31, 2014 | BY JIM GOMEZ
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents. "We may call it the greatest escape," Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said. The peacekeepers became trapped after Syrian rebels entered the U.N.-patrolled buffer zone between Syria and Israel this week, seizing 44 Fijian soldiers and demanding that their Filipino colleagues surrender with their weapons. The Filipinos in two U.N. encampments refused and clashed with...
  • 75 UN troops flee into Israel to escape Syrian rebels

    08/30/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Seventy-five UNDOF peacekeepers in the Golan Heights fled Syrian territory for the Israeli-controlled Golan on Saturday after their positions were attacked by rebel forces. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that a number of UN peacekeepers entered Israel. He spoke on condition of anonymity. Channel 2 said 75 UN troops had crossed the borders, after two UN positions on the Syrian side of the border were targeted by al-Nusra rebel forces. Earlier in the day, the Philippine defense chief said that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were attacked by Syrian rebels, who are also holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage....
  • Syrian rebels strengthen hold over Israel border region

    08/30/2014 4:21:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    haaretz ^ | | Aug. 31, 2014 | 1:22 AM | Amos Harel and Jack Khoury
    Syrian rebel groups strengthened their hold over the Syrian side of the Quneitra Crossing — located on the frontier between Syrian and Israeli controlled parts of the Golan Heights – over the weekend and managed to repel attacks by Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. The rebels kidnapped dozens of Fiji soldiers, members of the UN observer force stationed in the Golan Heights and are maintaining a siege on a second UN stronghold manned by Philippine soldiers. ... Nusra Front forces took over a stronghold manned by a Fiji UN force and kidnapped the soldiers stationed there at gunpoint,...
  • Ireland, Fiji, Nepal to send peacekeepers to Golan Heights

    07/22/2013 6:20:51 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    Xinhau Net ^ | 2013-07-23 07:32:51 | Editor: Hou Qiang
    JERUSALEM, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Ireland, Fiji and Nepal will send hundreds of troops to bolster the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights, Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported Monday. The latest development comes weeks after Austria withdrew its 380 troops from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force ( UNDOF), citing deterioration of security situation due to the escalation in Syria's unrest. According to the report, Ireland agreed to send a 150-strong well-trained and equipped infantry unit, which was previously part of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali; Fiji would dispatch about 500 peacekeepers; and Nepal would redirect some 50 peacekeepers,...
  • Another 360 bound for Golan Heights (Fiji supplies 540 UN Peacekeepers to Golan)

    07/01/2013 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 13:18 Mon Jul 01, 2013
    Another 360 soldiers will head for the Golan Heights on the border of Syria this month. This was confirmed to FBC News by Military Land force Commander Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga. Tikoitoga says the 360 are all military personnel. He has also confirms that the first batch of 182 that left last week have already reported for duty and have started work as peacekeepers on the border between Syria and Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
  • Fiji offers more than 500 troops to Golan force

    06/19/2013 9:32:37 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    AFP via GlobalPost ^ | June 18, 2013 20:33 | Agence France-Presse
    Fiji has offered more than 500 troops to the UN Golan Heights peacekeeping force after several countries withdrew because of the spillover from the Syria conflict, diplomats said Tuesday. Fiji will supply 170 troops this month to replace Japanese and Croatian soldiers who have left in previous weeks. Diplomats said it has also offered to replace the 370 troops that Austria is withdrawing. ... Lyall Grant, UN Security Council president for June, said the UN Disengagement Observer Force would also get "some heavier weapons", extra body armor and see observation posts reinforced. In the growing fallout from more than two...
  • Report: Fijians to reenforce depleted UNDOF on Golan

    06/17/2013 6:28:34 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/17/2013 09:32 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The Pacific Ocean island nation of Fiji will be replacing some of the UN Peacekeepers that have withdrawn from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in the Golan Heights, according to the Fijian online newspaper The Fiji Times. According to the report, The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations' military adviser at the Office of Military Affairs, Lieutenant-General Babacar Gaye told the paper that Fiji would be sending 170 individuals to the mission. Gaye said, a three member team from Fiji visited UNDOF last month and that the Fijians are expected to be deployed to the mission by the...
  • Two shots scare away would-be thieves

    09/17/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    Fiji Times ^ | 17 Sept 2012 | Nasik Swami
    THE police are investigating an attempted break-in where the homeowner discharged his weapon. Police have confirmed a 12-gauge shotgun was used to scare the two masked men away after they tried to break into a house at Lobau settlement in Nausori early yesterday morning. However, director operations Senior Superintendent Rusiate Tudravu said he could not confirm at this stage whether or not shots fired hit one of the intruders because they had yet to receive a report to this effect. "The home owner has been interviewed by the officers at Nausori Police Station and the gun has been taken in...
  • Iguana on the Menu

    03/01/2012 1:44:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 3+ views
    The Fiji Times ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Serafina Silaitoga
    THE American iguana has drawn interest from a well-known Australian chef who plans to cook up a menu that will include the reptile on Taveuni. Lance Seeto, who is the executive chef at the Castaway Island Fiji, last week visited Taveuni to learn more about local food. "I have learnt a lot about local food but I will also do a menu for the iguana on the island. That won't be difficult because I have cooked iguanas in other countries I have worked in," he said. "So writing up an iguana menu won't be difficult and it will be affordable...