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2017 New Year firework displays

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Sports, Fun And Latest Published on Dec 31, 2016
Auckland, New Zealand – New Year’s Eve 2017 Fireworks and Celebrations From Around The World

ABC TV Published on Dec 31, 2016
Sydney New Year’s Eve 2016 – Midnight Fireworks

Chineseisable Published on Dec 31, 2016
2017 Hong Kong New Year Countdown Fireworks
Happy New Year 2017 !!!

BBC Published on Dec 31, 2016
London Fireworks 2016/ 17 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks – BBC One

Build-up to New York 2016/2017 ball drop [history]:

CBS This Morning Published on Dec 31, 2016
How did the Times Square ball drop become a NYE tradition?
The New Year’s Eve ball drop takes exactly 60 seconds and has become the universal symbol of welcoming in the New Year. Reena Ninan reports on how this iconic yet arbitrary tradition began.

Business Insider Published on Dec 30, 2016
Why we drop a ball on New Year’s Eve
The dropping of the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square has been a tradition for over 100 years. We spoke with the agent for the ball itself, Jeffrey Straus, and climbed to the top of One Times Square to find out why millions join together on December 31st to watch a lighted ball drop down a pole.

LamRyan1 Published on Dec 31, 2016
Times Square New Year Ball Drop 2017!!
This was the ball drop as featured on the Live Stream together with Imagine by Rachel Platten. The song sung before that was Better Place composed by her. Also Includes an Aerial View of Central Park’s Fireworks! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

[Xmas Eve at the Burj]
Aftab Computers & Photo Studio Kanju Swat Published on Dec 24, 2016
dubai Burj Khalifa live LED Show 2017
Burj Khalifa Tower stands at an amazing 2,722 feet.

رياضه للجميع Published on Dec 30, 2016
New Year’s Eve celebration in Dubai 2017
2017 youcef zarouta
The theme is celebrating national pride, serving as symbolic bridge between the present and future. The highlight of this year’s NYE fireworks is that the sequence will recreate the design of the logo of Expo 2020. This logo was inspired by the 4,000-year-old ring discovered by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, at the Sarouq Al Hadeed site. The music for the fireworks is inspired by Middle Eastern melodies, with a series of compelling crescendos that match the scale of the fireworks.

Fireworks by Grucci.
Grucci is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated company. Known as “America’s First Family of Fireworks,” the Gruccis have transformed the night skies to the delight of millions across the globe since 1850. They are world-renowned for pyrotechnic artistry, scientific innovation and old-fashioned values. Phil Grucci currently serves as President/CEO of Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. and Pyrotechnique by Grucci, Inc., the manufacturing entity of the Grucci group of companies. 
 
Southern Italy is the Grucci ancestral home. Angelo Lanzetta, founder and great-grandfather to Felix Grucci, Sr., started it all in 1850. In 1870, he brought the family’s pyrotechnic artistry to Elmont, Long Island, New York, entering America as an immigrant through Ellis Island. After Angelo’s death in 1899, his son, Anthony carried on the family business and in 1923 brought his nephew, Felix Grucci, Sr., to serve as an apprentice. Competition was strong, but the firework market weak. Early in the Depression, they moved their business to Miami, Florida in hope of greener pastures. But, homesick, and at the urging of the family, they returned to Bellport, New York in 1929 to continue their business. More at http://www.grucci.com/home.html?pgid=1

Jul 6, 2016
Forbes’ Timothy Pierson interviews Phil Grucci at http://www.forbes.com/video/5018079688001/ (3:55)

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“Dunedin” – we introduce Transparency International UK

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UK failing to address corruption—study
By Cassandra Vinograd – Associated Press
LONDON— Corruption is a much larger problem in Britain than acknowledged and key institutions are refusing to confront the problem, a global watchdog warned Wednesday. Transparency International UK called the findings of its two-year study into corruption in the UK a “corruption health-check” for the country — with a diagnosis of “growing threat, inadequate response”. The group said its research found that corruption is flourishing in some parts of the UK and there is “disturbing evidence” of denial in policy responses to the issue. “There is complacency and a lack of knowledge of the extent of corruption in key sectors and institutions,” according to the study.
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The findings show that the tentacles of organised crime increasingly extend to sectors such as prisons and sport where criminal activity and corruption are inextricably linked, affecting businesses, communities, the economy, and society’s most vulnerable groups.

### transparency.org.uk Wed, 15 June 2011
UK fails corruption health check
A report published today by Transparency International UK reveals that corruption is a much greater problem in the UK than recognised and that there is an inadequate response to its growing threat. More than half of the public believe that UK corruption is getting worse. The 3-volume report – the most extensive study into UK corruption ever undertaken – examines 23 sectors and concludes that key institutions are refusing to confront the problem.
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Corruption in the UK: Overview & Policy Recommendations (PDF, 790 KB)
TI-UK Executive Director, Chandrashekhar Krishnan, gives an overview of the findings from the three Corruption in the UK studies, and sets out TI-UK’s policy recommendations.

Corruption In The UK: Part One – National Opinion Survey (PDF, 647 KB)
Results and analysis of an opinion survey of 2,000 UK citizens’ experiences and perceptions of corruption.

Corruption in the UK: Part Two – Assessment of Key Sectors (PDF, 630 KB)
Part two covers the following sectors: Police, National Health Service (NHS), legal profession, prison service, social housing, procurement, sport, City of London, construction, local government and UK Border Agency.

Corruption in the UK: Part Three – NIS Study (PDF, 1 MB)
The NIS study covers the following sectors: Business, civil society, electoral management body, executive, judiciary, law enforcement, media, ombudsman, political parties, public sector and the supreme audit institution.

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Transparency International UK is a Chapter of the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption organisation, Transparency International (TI). With more than 90 Chapters worldwide, and an international secretariat in Berlin, TI has unparalleled global understanding and influence.

Transparency International UK
– raises awareness about corruption
– advocates legal and regulatory reform at national and international levels
– designs practical tools for institutions, individuals and companies wishing to combat corruption
– acts as a leading centre of anti-corruption expertise in the UK.

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts everyone whose life, livelihood or happiness depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority.

http://www.transparency.org.uk/ @TransparencyUK
http://www.transparency.org/ @anticorruption

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