Monthly Archives: April 2011

American Rock and Roll in Baku

To wrap up a month-long celebration of American Days in Baku, Park Bulvar shopping mall will play host to an American-style rock concert featuring three bands this Sunday, May 1, begining at 12 noon.

Two bands featuring young American musicians from The International School of Azerbaijan (TISA) – ❤ (Less Than Three) and Entropy – will open the concert.  The Loaded Ladas, a band featuring Baku-resident international musicians, will perform American rock classics, as well. Continue reading

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Ask your questions to Mr. Matthew Bryza-U.S Ambassador in Baku

The Baku Post is planning to have an interview from the U.S ambassador Mr. Matthew Bryza in Azerbaijan. If you have a question directly to Mr.Ambassador here is a chance for you to share it with us. The Baku Post will choose the most interesting and actual questions among the readers’ comments. Please, do not hesitate to ask your questions writing below this post’s comment stage.  You can ask your questions in Azerbaijani, English and Russian.

Obama releases original long-form birth certificate

Washington (CNN) — The White House released copies of President Barack Obama’s original long-form birth certificate Wednesday, seeking to put an end to persistent rumors that he was not born in the United States.

The certificate states, as Obama’s advisers have repeatedly said, that the president was born at Honolulu’s Kapiolani Hospital on August 4, 1961. Doubters insist Obama was born overseas — possibly in his father’s home country of Kenya — and may be constitutionally ineligible to serve as president.

“We do not have time for this kind of silliness,” Obama told reporters at the White House. “I’ve been puzzled at the degree to which this (story) just kept on going.” Continue reading

Azerbaijan IT company introduces trial version of mini-computer with voice control

Baku- (Trend News Agency – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) – Azerbaijan IT-company Neyrotech introduced a trial version of a mini-computer with voice control, Dilmanc project manager Abulfat Fatullayev told Trend on Wednesday.

Customers of the project are the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry and Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Fatullayev said the design and software component device is fully developed by Dilmanc with Neyrotech. A prototype of a mini-computer has been made in China. The software component device is made in the Azerbaijani language.

“If a need arises, the device can be put into mass production. Mini-computer can be useful for both blind and visually impaired people and others needing it. The device is controlled by voice commands, allowing one to gather news from RSS- channels, search for and publicize the availability of the literature requested by speaker in the electronic database of library, control e-mail, inform about the presence of e-mails in inbox, reply to letters, make phone calls, etc,” Fatullayev said.

Round table on Internet Freedom and Security

by Khanim Javadova

Baku-Today Azerbaijan Media Center and IREX are going to hold round table on “Internet Freedom and Security” at 15:00.The main topic of the round table is discussing of the chapter relating to Azerbaijan of the 2011 yearly report about “Internet Freedom” of the Freedom House Organization.

Zakir Qasimov, the representative of Ministry of Telecommucation called the report of Freedom House not reliable. He made a statement on licence of ISP’s in Azerbaijan.

The chapter relating to Azerbaijan of the 2011 yearly report about “Internet Freedom” of the Freedom House Organization can be found in the following link: http://www.freedomhouse.org/images/File/FotN/Azerbaijan2011.pdf

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Round table on Internet Security and Freedom

by Khanim Javadova

Baku-Today Azerbaijan Media Center and IREXare going to hold round table on “Internet Freedom and Security” at 15:00.The main topic of the round table is discussing of the chapter relating to Azerbaijan of the 2011 yearly report about “Internet Freedom” of the Freedom House Organization.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kaidanow Concludes Visit to Azerbaijan

by news.az

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Tina Kaidanow on April 25 met with President Ilham Aliyev, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, other high-level Government of Azerbaijan officials, and civil society leaders during her visit to Baku.

In her meetings, Deputy Assistant Secretary Kaidanow exchanged views on regional issues and U.S.-Azerbaijan bilateral relations, stressing the strategic and shared interests underlying bilateral cooperation in security, energy and democratic reform.

WikiLeaks reveals details about Guantanamo detainees

Nearly 800 classified U.S. military documents obtained by WikiLeaks reveal extraordinary details about the alleged terrorist activities of al Qaeda operatives captured and housed at the U.S. Navy’s detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The secret documents have been made available to several news organizations, including the New York Times and the Washington Post – and some have been published by WikiLeaks, an organization that facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information. Continue reading

Afghanistan: Hundreds escape from Kandahar prison

by reuters

More than 470 inmates at a prison in southern Afghanistan have escaped through a tunnel hundreds of metres long and dug from outside the jail.

Officials in the city of Kandahar said that many of those who escaped were Taliban insurgents.

The Kandahar provincial governor’s office said some had since been recaptured but gave no further details. Continue reading

Photos from Kandovan village, near Tabriz

by Jalal Shams Azeran

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Jalal Shams Azeran was born in 1971, in Tabriz.  When he was 25 years old he interested in describing social elements and abstract views, therefore, he started work as a photographer. Then he approached to the photography as a professional. From 2001 he had his photo exhibition inIranandTurkey, his photos were exhibited in the international exhibitions. Currently he lives in Iran.