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    • President Larue's speech censored

      On Sunday 23.9.2018, President Larue gave a speech during the second September government discussions. The government discussions are public discussions where members of the national congress, Shffahkia's tetracameral legislature, discuss public of the direction of Shffahkia. The government discussions are usually ended by the Premier-Dirigeant's speech, however, due to recent political changes, the president of the union has been the one to finish these discussions. 

      The president set several goals to the government that differed from the political norm at the top of which would be ending Isolationism, opening Shffahkian society and moving the nation towards a more liberal direction. According to the Shffahkian council (Conseil Sfakien) these points were against the principles of Collectivism, and therefore, had to be censored. Despite receiving applause and praise throughout the country, Larue's speech has been censored an almost all public formats. 

      The reason why Larue's speech was censored despite her holding the final say on almost all matters of state is the Shffahkian Council. The Shffahkian Council is responsible for the overseeing of the implementation of  Collectivism in Shffahkia. The council has on multiple occasion shown dissatisfaction towards Larue and her new government and has also rejected many of her administration's attempts on reform. This face-off between the president and the council shows that the two have vastly different views on Collectivism. This difference can be explained by Larue's rapid rise to power which has left many members of the "old guard" unprepared.

      How ever change might be coming as and agreed-upon date has been set for the next Senate elections. Within the Larue Amendments, the Senate was granted to use the highest power in the country under the president. This means that if President Larue manages to fill the Senate with enough supporters to get a five to six vote passed, she can appoint new members to the Shffahkian Council which would give her control of two of the four chambers.

      The censorship directed towards Larue's supporters has revealed a divide within Shffahkia. With the absence of Nikolao Kondukanto who didn't allow political disagreement, Shffahkia is divided into those who believe in Larue's liberal interpretation of Collectivism and to those who support conservative Collectivism.

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      HISTORY MADE SHORT 

      The History of Transargic Oil (TAO), The First Monopoly in PyeMcGowan

      Transargic Oil, Standard Amenities as it was called in the beginning, was founded by Ronald Jenkins in 1915 as a gold mining company in the gold rich province of Wendover. Jenkins was a privlidged man as he was born in 1870 into a rich family that owned many gold mines in the Wendover Gold Rush. He worked for his fathers company, Jenkins Mining, as a CFO until 1900 when he became a stock broker in Charleston, there he made upwards of 3 million Poggles, worth 10 Million today. He quit the stock market and married to Martha Jenkins in 1910. After he moved back to Wendover, just down the road from his parents house, he purchased 25 km² of land in Southern Wendover. From there with only half his budget he went on a spending spree hiring any able persons and every digging machine in sight! He spent two years digging, and he did find some gold, but not enough, he decided to dig all across his land and didn’t get very deep in enough time, causing a gigantic loss of over 5 million Poggles( Worth 15 million today)! Eventually, with help from his family, he got on track and dug in the same area before moving on. This was a massive success! He made 10 Million in his first year of digging(30 Million today) but gold and silver was losing its value, but Ronald met an old friend from the stock Exchange, his name was David Georgeson and he was making it big with oil. This inspired  Jenkins to sell his depleated land in Wendover and buy oil rich land in the northern provinces. From there in 1915 he founded Transargic Oil, and begun digging for oil. At its peak in 1924 TAO was producing 5 million barrels of oil a week which was too much for PyeMcGowan, so TAO started exporting across the Argic Sea and throughout mainland Argis. Over the years TAO became more powerful and started buying up all of the oil companies in PyeMcGowan, effectively becoming a monopoly. But in 1939 the Bank of PyeMcGowan’s Corporate regulation committee dismantled the organisation into many smaller groups. But Ronald kept shares in them and became very rich in his later years. Jenkins died in 1950, which was also the year that communists took control of PyeMcGowan and started executing all wealthy businessmen. As his family, including his son, George Jenkins and daughter Andrea Jenkins, moved to the Leverne Islands, along with over 2 million residents including the royal family, they took with them a sum of over 14 Billion Poggles! The expanded Family moved back to PyeMcGowan in 1963 after the communist government was overthrown. Now members of the Jenkins Family are in top positions across the world including Board members of United Corp Edward Jenkins and Simon Jenkins. Of course the Jenkins were a charitable bunch as they founded the Jenkins International Foundation, which funds orphanages and refugee housing across the world.

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      The Jenkins Household in Northern Wendover, which is still owned by the Jenkins Family.

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      Ronald Jenkins in 1946

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      The oil industry is still booming in the northern Provinces

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      Hello and welcome to Todays edition of "Ahrana Today" where we bring news from around the World and of the Federation to the People of the Federation. Today we have updates on the early indication of the Elections, news from the Federal Government retaining the Law SC. 6918 and much more here on 'Ahrana Today"!

       

      The Electoral Commission has been running Electoral Ads on National Television and delegating the Campaign Funds each Political Organization is receiving from outside sources. So far the Commission has stated that no one has violated Campaign Rules so far and that all donations are legally being done at the time being.

      The release of such a statement has come after the Fascist Party and Communist Party were accused by several other Parties of receiving illegal contributions from the Democratic Socialist Alliance and Corporations, which under current Law big Corporations are not allowed to submit any form of funding to any Political Organization and the funds from the DSA are illegal and are a reasoning of expulsion from the Nomination and Election all together. Naturally both Heads of the Parties called these allegations false and astounded that they would be accused of such things.

      The Electoral Commission has also take early Poll Readings by random grouping and these findings are showing that the Liberation Party are shown to and are expected to gain a majority of the Populations vote. As a reminder for those who are not sure how the election works in the Federation here is a simplified run down on how it works. The position of Secretary General is given to the Political Organization with the most Votes and Seats in the Congressional Houses of the Federation. Now if no one Party gets a majority of the Votes then a Coalition Government can be formed with the Leading Party in Votes Heading the coalition. A party is not required to form a Coalition if they have a majority of the Votes in the Election. Naturally the Federations Population does elect the Secretary General which regardless of what Party they are in will head that Coalition. The only time this does not happen is if only a Election of the Secretary General is done instead of a General Election. Yes the system is very complicated and confusing but so far it has worked and it will continue to be in place till something else is established.

       

      On the 19 of September 2018 the Federal Government released an Official Decree on the former Law SC. 6918 of the Ahranaian Government of 1805-1996. Inside the Decree it states that all of those convicted of Gross Indecency were wrongfully prosecuted by a Very Conservative Government and will be Pardoned under Federal Decree by the statement of the incoming Secretary General. We will await such Pardons when the new Secretary General takes office on the 6th of October 2018.

       

      That is all of the News for today, and please remember to Vote in the General Election for the Future of the Federation as a whole. Without the People of this great Land we are nothing. Thank you and have a great evening.

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      A  Whale of a Time!

       24th September 2018 - Article by Johanna Marie

      Over 2,000 Llaltese have flocked to the rocky shores of Llalta to see the Adlantic Whale's annual migration from Gallambria down in the South to the Argic Ocean, where they will feed until returning back to Gallambria to breed for April - May 2019. Since 1938, people have celebrated and witnessed each migration. This year, 2,300 have travelled to Llalta's beaches, specifically Ashenbourg Beach, to witness the migration of over 1,000 Adlantic Whales. Many people have also brought boats along, to get a closer look at these wonderful yet gentle giants. The event has also made it's way onto 101 Things to See Before You Die.

      Adlantic Whales can grow up to 20 feet long in length, being one of the largest animals on Eurth. Despite their humongous size, they feed on a diet which mainly consists of plankton and smaller fish, such as Adlantic Salmon and Silverback Tuna. Known for their distinctive teal and grey colouring, Adlantic Whales travel from Gallambria to the Argic Ocean to feed on the numerous species of nutritious fish that plague the sea. They will eventually return to Gallambria in April - May 2019.

       

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      Welcome to the LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network - Llalta's biggest (and only) news provider!

      Come here for the daily news from all over Llalta and beyond!

       

      Info about us!

      Established in 2002 to bring Llalta onto the world stage, the LBN is Llalta's main broadcaster which provides, news, game shows, soap operas and even branching out to kids television. The chairman of the LBN, Marcus MacMillian (1968 - present), has run the Llaltese broadcaster since it's very creation. 

       

      Where to find us!

      For Europans looking for "quality" Llaltese TV, find us on Freeview channel 214.

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    • PNN NEWS

      GENERAL ROUNDUP

      • The Governor of Anderson province has announced plans for an independence referendum to take place after a meeting with the Prime Minister. The Province has always had a large independence base, due to the areas distinctly different culture to the rest of the nation.
      • Dawson city remained without power for all of Friday and this morning, when the city’s power grid was hacked into by an unknown group of hackers who call themselves ‘the Tiger’s Roar’. The Provincial Government has announced that the National Cyber Security Taskforce CybOps (Cyber Operations) has taken control of the case.
      • Charleston FC are to play Wendover Blues, The raining national Champion, in the final round of the National League. This follows the Wendover Blues’ manager Cole Chrisman resigning on Monday, so could this give Charleston a chance? Football Commentator Henry Wensfield thinks so!
      • And finally, The Singer Cathy Jenkinsen-Flugensen has visited Camp Fierce in the Argic ice, following many of the scientists having to leave due to a heating malfunction in the Housing, leaving 15 with frostbite. This has given hope to many of the researchers who are conducting vital experiments.
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    • Surprising Resurfacing for Archeology, Theology

      Today in the Zhakrifa region, surveyors confirmed reports of a huge stone structure buried beneath a layer of sediment along the river, first indicated by surveillance satellites analyzing terrain for the expansion of precision farming in Asgeirria. The structure itself seems to be made of a polished limestone, and was once capped with some sort of metal cone or tip, judging by chemical deposits on the upper structure. Large-scale excavation is slated to begin after the end of the flooding season in Zhakrifa, with surveys of additional sites also being in the works as the increase in surveillance from orbit has revealed other possible sites. The original builders of the structure appear to be the Middle Kingdom, judging from the age and quality of the masonry. Perhaps with further study, more can be learned about the enigmatic civilization that fell over 3,000 years ago.

      In an interview with the Imperator, a very important question was asked: Are non-Asgeirrians ever worthy of the next Dreaming?

      "I find no evidence, contemporary or historical, that might suggest genetic heritage has anything to do with ascending to the next Dreaming. The notion that Asgeirrians and their descendants will be the only inhabitants of the next dreaming is a misconception that, as misconceptions often do, stems from a kernel of truth, which is that one must be worthy of the next Dreaming in order to ascend, and Asgeirrians are, as a people, supremely worthy."

      Many conservatives decry the extremely liberal nature of this judgement, especially among the recently reinstated Hattusa. In these turbulent times, the rumblings of change are often drowned out by the chorus of nay-sayers.

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      Following the smashing victory of the Reds and Labour on september 15th the final government has now finally been established, the Reds managed to bump their seats up from 42 to the current 85 seats. The current government is comprised of the Reds and Labour, with support from the Republican and Green parties, toppeling Guiverdi's government. Giuliano Saleri, the leader of the red party has assumed the role of PM and was earlier today sworn into office in the Ducal Palace. This election marks an historic event as it is the first time since before the 1952 coup that a party other than the Conservative party has held the PM, which is by many viewed as a chance for Limonaia to change back to how it was before the Dictatorial Republic of di Ortello.

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      Prime Minister Giuliano Saleri

      Prime Minister Saleri has stated that changes will come gradually, and that the party will take care to retain the democratic principles so recently established in the country, as well as to work to change the conditions of current Limonaian workers. "The current status of companies in Limonaia are horrible, even for a capitalist society. Many of our companies treat their employees poorly, use extortion and bribes to keep things favourable for them, and their reach doesn't stop here, just look at what our people are doing to poorer nations such as @Faramount." Said Saleri when asked about his government's focus from now on.

      While most positions in the government are yet to be determined, Samuele Meneghin however as the leader of the Labour party has already received the position as Minister of Finance, and is expected to make rapid changes in the upcoming 2019 budget. Some people on the right fear a total nationalisation of some industries which has been denied by Meneghin and Saleri with the following statement. "While we'd like to, our main focus right now is to establish a system that treats our workers in an ok fashion, welfare, labour unions that sort of thing." Where Limonaia goes from now on might be hard to predict, but many are hopeful.

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    • PARLIAMENT APPROVES DOMESTIC SECURITY ACT

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      Pictured: The Parliament House in Girk

      Following the tragedy on September 5th, the federal government has taken its first steps towards preventing domestic terrorism.

      The Domestic Security Act (also known as the Internal Security And Counter-Terrorism Act) has passed through the federal tribunate with 132 representatives in favor and 68 against. The bill, manufactured predominantly by members of the Centre Party with significant assistance from other coalition members from the NAP (Non Aligned Party), seeks to drastically improve police efficiency and internal security with massive budget boosts to security and police agencies, as well as instating a policy of online monitoring.

      Online monitoring could infringe on the privacy of private citizens, as the police would be allowed to request detailed reports from internet service providers of a user's online activity, such as their browser history.

      The bill's entry into the parliament chamber was kept as quiet as possible. Immediately after its introduction to the public, several online groups have petitioned it to be vetoed by the federal council over fears of increased government surveillance and the militarization of the police force.

      The federal council is scheduled to vote on the bill during the coming weekend.

      President Gerald Webb advertised the bill as a necessary evil to combat increasing extremist tendencies in the country. During his 40-minute appearance in the daytime talk show: "40 Minutes", he publicly vowed to never allow another attack of this scale occur on Girkmandian soil. Although his decision to support the bill has garnered some support, a lot of Girkmandians remain skeptical of its true intentions, most notably the Slavic Girkmandians in the southern half of the country, who believe that the bill has been specifically crafted to target them due to the perpetrators of September 5th both having been Slavic extremists.

      The fear of another terrorist attack continues to paralyze public services and schools amidst online hoaxes and fearmongering; some 12 to 15 teenagers have been arrested nationwide for phoning in bomb threats or interfering with police investigations by sending in fake ransom letters to their respective county departments.

      -David Fitzgerald

       20 September 2018, Federal Herald

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    • On 9/14/2018 at 8:13 PM, PyeMcGowan said:

      PNN BREAKING NEWS

      This is The PNN Television broadcasting service, Charleston Palace has recently informed us of the passing of King William, the King died at 17:59 This evening.

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      Charleston Palace reveals new Information on the kings death

      The King was found dead in bed at Charleston Palace’s South Room, on the morning of September 14th.He had died from a coronary thrombosis — a blocking of blood flow to the heart as a result of a blood clot in an artery. He was found to be dead by one of his maids as she poured him some tea. The Maid, Margaret Chamberlain, has stated “As I walked in with my tray, I noticed that he wasn’t responding. I thought that he must still be sleeping, which was odd since the king usually enjoyed waking up quite early, so I waited 5 minutes before gently nudging his shoulder. And then I noticed he had gone very pale and wasn’t breathing. Then I checked his pulse, that’s what made me realise that the king was dead. I called for help immediately, but there was nothing they could do.” The Royal Doctor, Dr David Wendover, discovered the reason for his death a short 5 hours later, before the king’s body was moved to his coffin.

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