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AV Referendum - Please use your vote
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
The UK will vote in a referendum on May 5 2011 to decide whether to change the system used to elect Westminster MPs from First Past the Post to Alternative Vote (AV).

People in this country and abroad fought for, and died for, the right to vote so PLEASE everyone use that right - get on out and vote!

To read more follow the link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/av-referendum/
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One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly


Sir Nicholas Hytner is the Director of this production which means I don't need to wait for this to open to recommend it - get your tickets in now!

Follow the link:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/64476/productions/one-man-two-guvnors.html

Tiger - Ranthambhore National Park, India
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
This is completely random. I am obsessed with tigers and a few years ago paid a few visits to a range of tiger parks in India. This is the best photo that I captured of a tiger - it is taken at Ranthambhore.



Photographer: Rakshita Patel

Cut and pasted from Wikipedia:
Ranthambhore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 180 km from Jaipur. The nearest town and railway station is at Sawai Madhopur, about 11 km away.

Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambhore became a national park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.

Ranthambhore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time. A good time to visit Ranthambhore National Park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.

The park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are several lakes in the park. It is named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. The park covers an area of 392 km², and is known for its tiger population, and is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambhore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India.
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Vote No to AV today
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
David Cameron says:
http://www.conservatives.com/News/News_stories/2011/05/Vote_No_to_AV_today.aspx

Yes I am firmly in the NO! camp - I want a list system as is operated in Scotland and lots of other places. A list system is not on offer. Until it is on offer, I would like to stick with what we have got!

I want this - party-list proportional representation systems are a family of voting systems emphasizing proportional representation (PR) in elections in which multiple candidates are elected (e.g. elections to parliament). In these systems, parties make lists of candidates to be elected, and seats get allocated to each party in proportion to the number of votes the party receives.
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