Cliff H. Hemmingway
Naples has a spectacular selection of fashionable centers and plazas so you can shop till you drop, get refreshed at wonderful restaurants, and then continue your shopping safari. You’ll find small boutiques and shops at Bayfront, Third Street, Fifth Avenue South, Tin City, Crayton Cove, Venetian Village and various other spots. You’ll find large chain and department stores at Coastland Center Mall and Waterside Shops.
Bayfront, on the Gordon River and Naples Bay, is an upscale oasis of shops, galleries and fine restaurants. The colorful European architecture and brick-laden pathways create a wonderful shopping and dining experience where world-class crafts by famous designers and artisans are found. The shops are detailed in exquisite woodwork, imported stone, artistic displays and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable representatives to complete the total shopping experience.
Third Street South is a charming shopping district in Old Naples, where you can browse and dine in comfort in a setting of French and Georgian architecture blended with Old Florida buildings and shaded side streets. You’ll discover more than 100 fine shops, gift boutiques, and art galleries to enhance your wardrobe and decorate your home.
Fifth Avenue South is Naples’ Main Street where you’ll experience small-town friendliness and historical landmarks amid the sophisticated boutiques, neighborhood shops and colorful buildings. The area is popular with visitors and residents alike who enjoy the freshly landscaped promenades and sidewalk dining. Stroll about to discover fashion boutiques, gourmet restaurants, cafes, delicatessens, antique stores, art galleries, gift stores, jewelers, home furnishing showrooms, beauty salons, bookstores, a family food market, neighborhood pharmacy and professional offices.
Tin City, off Fifth Avenue at The Old Marine Marketplace, retains its nautical past with planked walkways that lead through an air conditioned indoor maze of over 40 unusual boutiques and eateries, including the popular Riverwalk Fish & Ale House and Pinchers Crab Shack, both with views overlooking the docks of Naples Bay.
Crayton Cove harbors the Naples Yacht Club, Naples City Dock, the famous Dock Restaurant, Naples Ships Store, The Cove Inn, and a variety of shops salons, and eateries. You’ll also find charter boats to take you fishing and sailing.
Village on Venetian Bay is an utterly charming collection of more than 50 fabulous shops, galleries, cafes and upscale restaurants set in a colorful Mediterranean-style locale of two waterfront shopping plazas.
Waterside Shops is close to The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, which lends a classical air to your shopping experience as classical music and cascading waterfalls serenade you on your way to stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble as well as 50 more designer and specialty stores.
Mercato combines chic residential living with upscale shopping, dining and entertainment in one choice location. Stroll inviting streetscapes from elegant shops to charming boutiques. You’ll find culinary accessories, boutique eyewear, the latest swimwear, home goods, designer handbags, children’s apparel, men’s classic tailoring, contemporary jewelry and more. Then dine on fresh seafood, Italian, Asian, authentic British pub-grub, Jewish-style deli, wood-fired pizza, dry aged steaks or fresh produce at Whole Foods.
Coastland Center has Dillards, Macys, JCPenney, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Victoria s Secret plus over 100 department stores, specialty outlets and shops for the best shopping. Enjoy a relaxing meal at The Cheesecake Factory or Vivi Italian Ristorante or grab a bite in the food court and let the kids play at the Everglades Adventure play area.
Miromar Outlets in Estero is a hardcore shoppers dream come true. You’ll find over 140 top designer and brand name outlets, plus restaurants and fast food shops. Living in Naples and shopping and dining at the best of the best — it doesn’t get any better than this!
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Two people were killed yesterday afternoon and another seriously injured in Västerås, Sweden. The injured man is considered a suspect in the knife attack and was arrested in hospital. Another man was arrested at the scene, which was an IKEA furniture retailer. According to police, the two fatalities do not have any obvious connection to the suspects, but did know each other. The motive is, thus far, unknown.
Police were called to the scene at 13:00 local time and found three stab victims. Initially, all three were considered victims, but the status of one has been changed to suspect. The other two, a man and a woman, subsequently died from their wounds. Police have said CCTV is helping in the investigation. Local newspaper Vestmanlands Läns Tidning (VLT) has reportedly posted footage of one of the suspects being tackled by police.
VLT has further claimed to have identified the two victims as a mother and son, aged 55 and 28 respectively. According to the paper, the victims were not local residents, but did have a connection with Västerås, where they were vacationing at the time of the attack, which a police spokesperson has called “an act of madness”((sv)).
“This is the worst working day of my life”((sv)), said Mattias Johansson, the store manager of IKEA in Västerås, to Sveriges Television. IKEA spokesperson Anna Pilkrona-Godden told BBC News, “Our thoughts are with those affected,” and said the store is closed for the time being.
Västerås is in central Sweden, approximately 115 km (70 miles) west from the capital Stockholm. The population is roughly 110 thousand.
My name is Laurent 38, french native
i’m single, no children, straight, height : 6 feet, 1 inch ; 1.85 m, weight : 185 lbs; 13 st 5 lbs, 85 Kg, average body, brown hair, brown eyes, white, athee, agnostic no polical views, i don’t smoke, nor drink,
i like travel, foreign linguages, old stuff i’m funny, cool, nice, kind, honest, trusty, loving, caring, shy
I practice tennis, golf, funboard, ski, swim, diving, waterpolo, when i have thr oportunity DIY, oil and watercolor painting, chess, checkers, backgammon
I can’t drive nor ride due to my poor sight, squint manifest / latent congenital nystagmus
I look for free, very cheap, german, suedish, english, italian, japanese, american executive or luxury, 4xd, sport car, ( volvo, saab, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW, porsche, skoda, jaguar, lexus, Honda, Toyota, Rover, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Bentley, ferrari, aston martin, maserati, bugatti ), Home, boat, yacht, antique furniture, electric appliances, jewels, silverware, cupperware, dinandery
I request a cheap executive, saloon, or estate car, metallic paint, alloy wheels, running, no matter rust : volvo 960, 940, 760, 740, 780, S40, S60, S80, S90, V40, V50, V70, V90, 480, 850, 262c, P1800, XC90, XC70, saab 9000, 900 cabriolet, 9-3, 9-4, 9-5, Honda accord III, IV, V, Honda legend, acura vigor, acura legend, acura 3.5RL, ascot, prelude, civic, inspire, rafaga, daewoo arcadia, veritas, royal, prince, chairman W, HR-V, Rover 600, 75, 800, 2600, SD1, vitesse, MG 7, 6, jaguar XJ limousine, XJ8, XJ6, XJ40, XJ220, XJS, XJRS, XJ sport, S-type, X-type, X-type estate, Lexus LS, IS, GS, mazda 626, montrose, sentia, capella, atenza, 6, MX5, Nissan president, Maxima, cima, figaro, cedric, gloria, fuga, leopard, crew, micra, infinity, Toyota crown, crown majesta, crown royal session, century, avensis, camry, corolla, cressida, chaser, carina, Toyota Avalon, Toyota celsior, century, altezza, mark II, verossa, brevis, Toyota aristo, windom, progress, Mitsubishi proudia, dignity, samsung SM Hyundai XG30, XG35, grandeur, genesis, equus, dynasty, contennial, kia opirius, amanti, enterprise, ssangyong chairman, kia enterprise, potentia, subaru legacy, forester, chrysler voyager SE, LE, lebaron, PT cruiser, stratus, concorde, buick, cadillac, plymouth, chevrolet impala, caprice, Ford crown victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Mercury milan, lincoln town car, lincoln zephyr, MKZ, Ford fusion, aston martin rapide, lagonda, BMW 7 series ( E32 ou E38), 6 series, coupe, 5 series ( E34, E39 ), 850, Z3, Z4, mini cooper, one, M1, M3, M5, M6, Mercedes ( executive or estate ) 200, 300 series, 450, 500, 560, 600, E class (w124, w210, w211), S class (w116, w126, w140, w220 ), ML, R, GL, SL, SLK, SEC, CLS, CLC, AMG, pullman, cabriolet, maybach, Lancia thema, dedra, thesis, kappa, lybra sport wagon, Ypsilon, Y10, delta, gamma VS, delta, fiat croma, fiat 500 abart, alpha Romeo, 164, 146, 155, giulietta, ou tout modèle, maserati quattroporte, bugatti galibier, Audi R8, S8, A8, A7, A6, A5, A4, A3, A1, S3, S4, S6, allroad, 90, TT, quattro, Q7, Q5, Q3, skoda superb, skoda octavia sedan or estate, clever, VW Eos, VW New Beettle, VW sharan, VW passat, VW golf III, IV, V, VI, VW corrado, VW phoeton, Seat Exeo, Porsche panamera, Opel senator B, Opel calibra, Opel monza, Opel omega, Renault 25 phase 1 : GTX, GTD, GTS, turbo D, turbo DX, V6 injection, V6 turbo, baccara, metallic paint, alloy wheels, R5 turbo 2, alpine Renault, peugeot 504 cabriolet, 605, citroen SM, metallic paint
I especially like the volvo 960 shape, 1st generation S80, and 780
a cheap cruising moto : Kawasaki, Honda, BMW, suzuki, ducati, harley Davidson, yamaha, aprilia, side car, trike or a vespa, Rumi, Honda super cub
a cheap SUV or 4WD car : Range Rover vogue, HSE, Holland, P38, Range Rover sport, Discovery, Land Rover, Jeep ( grand ) cherokee ), volvo XC60, XC70, XC90, Nissan Patrol, BMW X5, X3, X1, Mercedes ML, GL, Audi Q7, Q5, Q3, VW Tiguan, porsche cayenne , vauxall monterey, Lexus RX, Toyota land cruiser, Honda CR-V, subaru forester
a cheap sport car : Lotus esprit, E-type, elise, Ferrari Testarossa, F40, 308, mondial 8, 400 series, 599, 612, Enzo, Maserati GT, Porsche 928, 911, 914, 924, 944, 968, 996, 997, boxter, cayman, R8, BMW 850, M6, M5, M3, Z4, Z3, Mercedes SLR, saab 900 turbo, Nissan 350/370Z, Honda S2000, Toyota ultima, jaguar XJ220, XJS, XJR, aston martin DB5, DBS, DB7, DB9, vintage, vanquish ( any james Bond car )
a cheap luxury car : any Rolls Royce, silver spirit, spur, wraith, down, seraph, shadow, ghost, camargue, corniche, Bentley turbo, arnage, eight, mulsanne, jaguar XJ limousine, XJ8, XJ6, XJ40, XJ220, XJS, XJRS, XJ sport, S-type, X-type, X-type estate, daimler, sovereign, Maybach, Toyota century, limousine, maserati quattroporte, VW phoeton
a cheap convertible car : Volvo C70, Audi A3, A4, A5, Saab 9-3, saab 900, chrysler PT cruiser, sebring, BMW Z3, Z4, 3 series, Mercedes 500 / 560 SL, SLK, mazda MX5, VW golf cabriolet, VW Eos, porsche executive, Lexus IS250c
a cheap Ferrari : spider, coupé ghia, spider vignala, 250 MM, coupé pininfarina, 250 GT europa Pinin, 375 MM spider, 375 plus, 750 Monza,410 plus, 410 superameric, series I, 410, SS87, series II Boano / elena, 250 GT tour de France, 500 testa rossa, TRC, 250, TR, R59, R80, TR1, TRG2, 315, 335, 315, 335s, 250 GT cabriolet, series I & II, 250 GT california spyder series L, SWB, 250 GT coupé pinin firina, 250 GT berlinetta SWB, 250GT/GTE coupé 2+2, Dino 246 SP, 196 SP, 286 SP, 248 SP, 268 SP, 250 GT0 series I, 250 GTO series II, 250 GTO lusso, 250 LM, 330 GT 2+2, 500 superfast, 275GTB, GTS, GTB/4, spidernart, 275 330P I, P II, P III, P IV, 330 GTC/ GTS, 365 GTC/GTS, 365 GT 2+2, Dino 206 GT, 246 GT,246 GTS, 365 GTB / 4 daytona, 312 P, 512 S, 512 M, 312 PB, 365 GTC4, 365 GT4 BB, BB512, BBi 512, 400, 412, Dino 308 GT4, 308 GTB/GTS, 328 GTB/GTS, mondial 8, mondial t, mondial cabriole, 308 GTO, testatrossa, F40, 348 GTB/GTS/spider, mythos, 456GT, F333SP, F355 berlinetta/GTS/spider, F50, enzo, F430, 599, 612 scaglietti
a cheap sailing boat : étap 26, 28, 28i, 30, 32, 34, 37, 38 ou Dehler, Westerly, Southerly, Vancouver, éros 30, Evans, Bavaria, Henri vauquiez, dufour, Elisabethan, moody, Nauticat, Saltram, kings cruiser, Tartan, Nicholson, Hallberg rassy, Rival, Hartley, endurance, Najad, Dynamic, alajuela, Finngulf, Dockwell, Aphrodite, Warrior, Oyster, grand soleil, Sweden, colvic victor, amel, X-yachts, Pacific seacraft, Hylas, Regina, She, Rustler, london apprentice, bruce roberts, Hans christian, Trintella, northwind custom, Bushanan sloop, Malo, wood sailing, bateau cigare Riva, Yacht, super-Yacht, neopren / hypalon inflatable boat,
funboard equipments : surfboard for begginners, a 3 meter windsurf, with sail and wishbone, any trade mark : fanatic, Mistral, Bic, AHD, F2, Décathlon, Neil Pryde, go sport
Diving equipments : bottle, suit, stabilizing jacquet, computer, casio watch, regulator : Scubapro, DACOR, Seaquest, suunto, Mares, Cressi, reef marine, Beuchat, Spiro, decathlon, go sport, subchandlers, technisub
winter sorts equipments : 6 feet 5 inch ski, 11 inch ski shoes, a goretex parka, 11 inch moon boots
plane : jumbo jet, private jet, mirage 2000, F1, 4, Mig 23, 28, 31, rafale
a Home : real estate, a house, villa, swimming pool, veranda, manor, castle, cottage, haussmanian, victorian flat, hotel, casino, palace, in a nice place like french riviera, Miami, Paris, London, NYC, LA, san Francisco, Honolulu, Monaco, Rio, Acapulco, any nice city, field, ground,
cheap furniture : Laura Ashley or John Lewis, Roche Bobois, IKEA, B&Q, habitat Furniture, Printemps
cheap antique furniture : french old style louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Louis philippe, italian, regence, directoire style, egyptian, english, european, napoleon, empire, unknown styles, victorian, rococo, russian, french country, comedie française, bierdermeyer, Henri II, restauration , transition, vénitiann armoire, suedish, spanish, florantine, style furniture, credenza, garden furniture, normandy armoire, wardrobe, talloy, cupboard, curio, dresser, sideboard, bookcase,cabinet, secrétary, gueridon, nightstand, barometer, pendular, normandy clock, Gold barometer, gold frame, backgammon, marble, colomns, candelar, wood piano, saxo, trumpet, harp, dining room equipments, exotic wood furniture, coffe table, tallboy, bench, chaise longue, chairs, fauteuil, bergere, watchman’s chair, old porcelain, cutlery, silverware, brassware, cupperware, bronzeware, jewellery, plated cutlery, tin plate, old oil pianting, soft pastels, watercolors, engravings, large antique metallic or wood models, bric a brac, mailbox, antique books
banquette louis XV, Louis XVI 3 seats sofa, console à tiroir, console anglaise XIXe, meubles d’époque, vaisselier , louis XIII, lit à quenouilles en acajou , lavabot de paquebot, fauteuil de croisière, meuble en acajou de paquebot, vestiare de paquebot, tabourets de bar ( assise et socle en acajou ), caillebottis en teck, barometre, thermomètre au mercure en acajou, table à carte inclinable, étagère de passerelle, mappemonde, fin XIX, meubles de métier
canapé bois clair scandinave, commode en cuir ( sol 1 luna )
brocante : minibar à brundy, miroir de beaucaire, egoutoir charentais, buffet de mariage normand en saphir sculpté, banc en fonte du XIX’ème siècle, lit à la polonaose, la maison de gearges sand
fauteuil victoria en mrrisier, commode berangère de style Louis XVI en merisier, bergere casanova, structure en chateigner, fauteuil venitien, cheminée Louis XIV, table double jeu, meubles provenceaux du XVIIIè siècle à la polonaise
tableaux, monnaies, medailles, décorations, timbres, objets de guerre, armes anciennes, vaisselle, porcelaine, argenterie,
I look for free encyclopedia Britannica, TIME LIFE collection, Reader’s digest collection, cousteau collection, Robert laffont edition or equivalent, Tintin and the blue oranges, Tintin and the mystery of the golden Fleece, 007 collection, agatha christie collection, French or english Encyclopedia universalis ( grand atlas de l’égypte ancienne, des arts, de l’architecture, des religions, almanach du cinema, almanach du sport ), recent Atlas IGN, letsgo, lonelyplanet, routard, rough guides
cheap german electro appliances : Miele, Bosch, De Dietrich, Siemens, Scholtes, AEG Electrolux, or Rosières, Sauter, Hotpoint / ariston, smeg
cheap oriental carpet : any style, any time, from any country
I love women
i look for fairly slim / slender, attractive, great, cute, nice women, the most pretty, beautiful as possible of course, no matter color of hair or eyes, height, up to 40’s, to share adult personals, one night stand, fling, hang out, casual sex, intimate encounter, 3some, 4some, short or long relationship, flirt, date, romance
Surely this should just be deleted? –08:30, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
By Mark Thevenot
Tips for Prevention of Staph Infections in Schools
Over the past few years some dangerous Staph bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics. Only recently has the news media focused on this serious new health problem, which is of urgent concern to our schools. These killer bacteria, called methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus or “MRSA”, have recently caused panic in schools in the USA. Some infected students have become seriously ill and some have died after these antibiotic resistant bacteria invaded their blood stream. Most Staph bacteria only causes minor skin infections and are treated with antibiotics. Serious and deadly infections however, develop when antibiotic resistant bacteria (MRSA) is involved. The best methods for prevention of all types of Stap infections involve general cleaning strategies which can be incorporated into the routine cleaning practices at all schools. Here are some tips for limiting the possibility of Staph bacteria infecting your students:
1.) Establish a daily and routine environmental cleaning schedule for your school restrooms and dining areas. The cleaning staff should be trained and monitored to be sure they understand and practice thorough and effective cleaning procedures. Your local health department can provide advice on procedures.
2.)Use germicidal products or a solution of 1 part chlorine bleach and 9 part water to clean any surface that is subject to frequent touching by students, including light switches, doorknobs, faucet handles, hand rails and all restroom fixtures. Use soap and water at a minimum, preferably an all-purpose cleaner, for a daily cleaning of all other floors and surfaces.
3.) Install automatic soap dispensers, automatic hand dryers and automatic paper towel dispensers. These touch-free automatic dispensers will reduce student’s exposure to appliances that are frequently the source of hand transmitted bacteria. like Staph. If your school still utilizes the old manual hands-on dispensers it will be nearly impossible to clean them frequently enough to eliminate the spread of bacteria.
4.) Immediately clean up any surface that has a visible body fluid contamination such as blood, urine or other body fluid.
5.) Make sure automatic soap dispensers and automatic paper towel dispensers are filled with product at all times. This should be part of the cleaning personnel daily routine. Refill the dispensers daily.
6.) Encourage good hygiene. Students should be cautioned against sharing water bottles and personal items, encourages to shower after gym classes and other physical activities.
7.) Require that students cover cuts, abrasions and lesions with a proper dressing (bandage) until healed. Athletics staff should monitor this closely among their athletes.
8.) Clean all items used in athletic activities with an all-purpose cleaner and wash uniforms after each use.
9.) Publish, articulate and post reminders to staff and employees the importance of frequent hand washing with soap and water or the use of germicidal hand gels. Your schools restrooms and cafeteria should have warning signs posted in highly visible areas reminding everyone that hand washing is a requirement of your facility and is everyone’s responsibility.
Following these simple cleaning routines will greatly reduce you schools risk of bacterial infections of all types, including Staph and viruses, such as the flu, and the common cold.
About the Author: Mark Thevenot authors family-friendly health articles. His website is
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Friday, April 3, 2009
April Fools’ Day pranks harmlessly pervaded worldwide again this year. Media outlets and internet sites have joined family, office workers, and friends to provide a wide variety of practical jokes. Ireland, France, and the United States celebrate April Fools all day, whereas a few countries celebrate jokes only until noon such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.
Car and Driver claimed that GM and Chrysler were ordered out of NASCAR by the White House by the end of 2009 in order to receive any more government loans. There are press releases about this short-lived prank which received controversial feedback.
The Swiss Tourism Board has announced that volunteers were desperately needed, The Association of Mountain Cleaners “makes sure that our holiday guests can always enjoy perfect mountains. Using brooms, brushes, water and muscle power, they clean the rocks of any bird droppings.”
This year Gmail produced a new autopilot feature for April 1, 2009 which can read your email and automatically respond to every message.
BMW released its new Magnetic Tow Technology which allows your BMW to magnetically attach to the vehicle ahead of you. This enhanced technology allows the driver to remove their foot from the gas pedal and turn off the motor.
The Guardian proposed its move to Twitter, which would allow the newspaper to fit its article content into 140 character messages or “tweets”. Included in this venture was the archiving of past events reported by The Guardian, such as, “1927 OMG first successful transatlantic air flight wow, pretty cool! Boring day otherwise *sigh*”
Google’s technological break through for April Fool’s Day was CADIE, (Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity). By extracting internet search patterns combined with Brain Search, a part of CADIE technology, Google can now search your thoughts and memories.
Wikipedia even fooled Fox News who claimed that “every item on the home page of the user-generated site Wikipedia is fake. The featured Wikipedia article regaled the “Museum of Bad Art” in Boston.” However, each item on the main page was based on reality — even news articles such as NASA reports a shower of diamonds over the Republic of Sudan, which was based on a meteorite which passed over Sudan whose fragments did reveal diamonds upon discovery.
The Conficker Internet worm had been in the news warning of a worst case scenario when computers worldwide would be affected by the virus. Even the chief security adviser for Microsoft, Ed Gibson, didn’t want to make any predictions about what would happen. Experts just knew that it was set to go off on April 1. Several anomalous happenings were attributed to Conficker including Leroy “Mac” MacElrie who claimed to be the programmer of the Conficker worm and turned himself in to police.
Hotels.com ran an advertisement offering hotel room bookings on the moon which would be offered on European websites starting at £800 a night.
Qualcomm ingeniously revealed a new wireless networking technology called wireless convergence. Making use of the flight patterns of pigeons. They then use innovative solutions to converge the birds with wolves to protect the internal improvements.
Media outlets were not the only ones pulling pranks. Gaming websites across the internet Blizzard, Joystiq, and affiliates posted reviews and announcements of games with tongue in cheek. YouTube offered viewers a unique April Fool’s experience as videos were offered upside down. In Ireland, U2 fans received a U2opia concert on a shopping centre roof top concert rather than the real thing.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Cronulla Beach in Sydney, New South Wales was the scene of racist mob-violence yesterday. In what has been described as disgusting, un-Australian and shameful behaviour, participants in a 5000-strong mob assaulted people suspected of being of Lebanese origin. The angry, alcohol-fuelled crowd also turned on anyone who tried to help the victims, including police, security guards and ambulance officers.
Following an attack on two lifeguards earlier in the week, allegedly by men of Lebanese descent, a protest had been organised via text messages and a small number of usenet postings.
Sutherland Shire Mayor Kevin Schreiber says inflammatory text messages calling for revenge attacks fueled the violence. Mr Schreiber said the heavily-circulated messages ensured troublemakers went to the southern Sydney beach looking for a fight. Police had patrolled the area all weekend after text messages began circulating among the community calling for vigilante responses to unwelcome visitors on the beach.
“The sending out of that text message was foolish and irresponsible and ensured that people from all over Sydney came to Cronulla looking to cause trouble and this was further fueled by alcohol,” said Mr Schreiber.
Sydney’s popular talk-back radio station 2GB also promoted Sunday’s event. Breakfast announcer Alan Jones has been accused of “fanning the flames.” Callers who recommended vigilante action were not discouraged to take the law into their own hands. Mr Jones, notorious for inflammatory comments, repeated the text message for Cronulla residents to defend their territory several times.
As the crowd marched along the beach and foreshore area, waving Australian flags, the crowd chanted racist slogans, with many wearing clothes bearing racist sentiment.
Middle Eastern men were openly targeted and assaulted. A young Muslim woman wearing a veil was chased into a kiosk on Cronulla beach. Police tried to move her away from the chanting crowd but were unable to reach the security of the command post. While the woman and police officers hid in the kiosk, a crowd surrounded the kiosk and shouted “Kill the Lebs”, while others climbed on top of the kiosk.
As police horses and special operations officers formed a line and pushed the crowd away, they were bombarded with beer bottles. After half an hour, an ambulance arrived at the kiosk and people were loaded into it. The ambulance, transporting six injured youths, escorted by police and police horses, was also bombarded with beer bottles. One struck an ambulance officer on the head. His colleague suffered lacerations to the arm.
A total of 25 people, including two ambulance officers, were injured and about 40 cars were vandalised at Maroubra as the unrest spread to other beachside communities. Police said 16 people had been arrested and charged with 41 offences. Locals said today they were in shock and many refused to be named, too scared of retribution for their comments.
Those charged were from Mortdale, Cronulla, Bondi Junction, Kareela, Granville, Lugarno, Greenacre, Mascot, Northmead, Jannali, Sutherland, and Riverwood. Offences included malicious damage, resist police, hinder police, assault police, resist arrest, possess prohibited drug, offensive manner, threaten violence, affray, possess knife in a public place, and driving in a manner dangerous. All of those charged were men between 17 and 40 years of age.
A Police strike force had been established to track down those responsible, NSW Premier Morris Iemma said today. Mr Iemma said video and photo evidence would be used to catch the offenders following incidents which he said showed “ugly face of racism in Australia”.
He said the Government would examine what extra police powers would be needed to combat further outbreaks of violence. A meeting of community leaders would be convened to discuss the problem.
“Let’s be very clear, the police will be unrelenting in their fight against these thugs and hooligans,” the Premier said. A series of apparent revenge attacks – including two stabbings – occurred overnight following the unrest at Cronulla.
Prime Minister John Howard, at a separate press conference, condemned the violence. He said attacking anyone on the basis of their race or ethnicity was unacceptable and should be repudiated. He has refused to call Australians “racist”. He himself created racism-related controversy when in 1988 he claimed that the rate of Asian immigration into Australia was too high.
Kuranda Seyit, the director of Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations (FAIR), an Islamic think-tank, was disgusted by the weekends violence. “The Cronulla police must send a loud and clear message to others who are potentially considering vigilante action against fellow Australians,” Mr Seyit said. He also condemned the previous violence that was allegedly committed by Lebanese men, but said that this does not justify yesterdays violence. “I realise that the initial behaviour by the thugs who beat the lifeguard was unacceptable but to take it out any anyone who the mob think are not one of them, is not the solution,” Mr Seyit said.
He suggested that a number of people in Sutherland Shire were racist, and this contributed to the violence. “Obviously the underlying racism and intolerance in the shire is now bubbling to the surface.”
NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says police believed neo-Nazi and white nationalist groups were among the crowd. “That in fact is something that we’re following up,” he told the Nine network.
Skinheads wearing boots, braces and neo-Nazi emblems were among the protestors. Three far-right organisations: “Australia First Party”, “Patriotic Youth League (PYL) and the Newcastle-based “Blood and Honour” – all handed out pamphlets. PYL describes itself as a “radical nationalist” group with links to the German-based skinhead group Volksfront, British Nationalist Party and the New Zealand National Front.
Australia First’s Dr Jim Saleam, who was jailed for 3 1/2 years in 1991 for possessing a firearm and organising a shotgun attack on the home of the African National Congress’s Australian representative, said: “I wouldn’t condone it, but I wouldn’t condemn it,” Dr Saleam said his members had recruited up to 120 people for the rally but denied they were involved in violence.
Anti-race hate campaigner Matt Henderson-Hau, who runs the Fightdemback.org website, claims only one skinhead at the rally came from within the Sutherland Shire. “The rest came from the Central Coast, Newcastle and other parts of Sydney,” he said. Mr Henderson-Hau said neo-Nazis had manipulated the crowd at Cronulla. “If you remove the Nazis from the equation, you will go a long way to dousing the flames and hopefully some cool heads will emerge on both sides,” he said.
White Nationalist website, Stormfront Downunder, yesterday featured messages from people in the US, Britain and Canada supporting the Cronulla attacks.
Most bloggers were in agreement that anyone committing acts of violence should be arrested and punished, regardless of race, place of residence, or justification for their actions. Some are purely critical, whereas others are pointing to previous acts by Lebanese youths to explain the violence.
“Round ‘em up—all of them, from both sides—charge ‘em, convict ‘em, jail ‘em,” Tim Blair said.
“Are we living in Tsarist Russia where peasants with pitchforks chase Jews down the street?” said Jason Soon of catallaxy. He made a distinction between these riots and previous riots, such as Maquarie Fields. “The denizens of Cronulla do not even have the excuse of poverty and deprivation for their actions. The infamy of disgrace will be heavier on them than on the people of Macquarie Fields.”
One blogger said that he did not support Sunday’s violence, but argued that it was understandable after what he described as years of violence and intimidation by Lebanese youths.
“This episode is an absolute disgrace. I, however, absolutely refuse to condemn the people who took that action yesterday, especially given the pattern of wilful inaction from the authorities over the last two years. Far from demonstrating intolerance (arguably, quite the opposite has been demonstrated here, given the facts), put quite simply, everybody has a limit,” said James Ozark of “A Western Heart”.
Another blogger, who goes by the name “AnonymousLefty”, issued a challenge to right-wing bloggers and mainstream pundits, asking them to explain how recent events should have been handled. “What precisely should we be doing differently in order to prevent flare-ups like Cronulla? (If Andrew Bolt and Piers Ackerman are going to devote their next columns to Cronulla – and I’d bet you the shiny biro on my desk that they will – perhaps they’d consider, instead of simply attacking ‘multiculturalism’ as a vague concept, actually suggesting what they’d do differently.)”
Splat Guy criticised the use of the national flag and anthem during the riot. “… the ugliest thing of all was the use of symbols of the unity of Australians – all Australians, not just Anglos – like the flag, national anthem, and sports cries as a sort of racial identifier. Really unsavoury, really unacceptable, really unaustralian.”
Racism in post-invasion Australia dates back to the White Australia policy, which started as government policy in the 1880s, became a national law with the creation of Australia as a state in 1901, effectively was stopped in 1973 under the prime ministership of Whitlam, and was completed by further reform in immigration law under Fraser in 1978. For more depth, see:
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