7/23/08

A Norton Manx history


From 1930, single cylinder overhead camshaft Nortons dominated road racing around the globe. Indeed, so widespread was Norton's racing success, production models were named "International". In post war years, success continued unabated for the silver and black Nortons; GP victories continuing to 1969, some 7 years after the last 'Manxes' were built!
Thanks to :http://www.nortonmanx.com.au/

trip to "white" quercy part II

Authorities order bars not to serve black people


WARNING OLYMPICS IN CHINA ...
Tom Miller
July 18,2008

In our series looking at preparations for the Games, Tom Miller reports on plans to crack down on "undesirables" in the bars of Beijing

Beijing authorities are secretly planning to ban black people and others it considers social undesirables from entering the city's bars during the Olympic Games, a move that would contradict the official slogan, "One World, One Dream".

Bar owners near the Workers' Stadium in central Beijing say they have been forced by Public Security Bureau officials to sign pledges agreeing not to let black people enter their premises.

"Uniformed Public Security Bureau officers came into the bar recently and told me not to serve black people or Mongolians," said the co-owner of a western-style bar, who asked not to be named.

The local authorities have been cracking down on blacks and Mongolians in an attempt to stamp out drug dealing and prostitution ahead of the Games, the proprietors said.

Continued on : http://olympics.scmp.com/Article.aspx?id=1300