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- 11/28/2008, Samoa -
"Selected Committee reports to Cabinet on Daylight Saving Time", Government of Samoa
The Samoa government may implement DST on the first Sunday of October 2009 (October 4, 2009) until the last Sunday of March 2010 (March 28, 2010).
- 10/15/2008, Argentina -
"Exceptúase a diversas Provincias de lo establecido
en el Decreto Nº 1693 de fecha 15
de octubre de 2008", Boletin Oficial de la Republica Argentina- Decreto 1705/2008
12 Argentinian Provinces (Catamarca, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta,San Juan,San Luis,La Pampa,Neuquen,Rio Negro,Chubut,Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego- Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur.) exempt from Summer Time (DST) observance starting on October 19, 2008.
- 10/07/2008, Syria -
"Council of Ministers: the introduction of winter time in the first of November " (online computer translation), Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)
Syria plan to go back to the Winter Time on November 01, 2008.
- 10/02/2008, Australia -
"Daylight saving kicks in on east coast", WA today - Perth News
Western Australia will observe the final year of a 3-year Daylight Saving trial this year, starting on October 26, 2008.
Much of Australia will begin DST on October 5, 2008.
- 09/03/2008, Argentina -
"Adelantarían una hora a partir del tercer domingo de Octubre entrando a horario de verano", Impulso Baires
Argentina starts DST on Sunday October 19, 2008.
- 08/28/2008, Pakistan -
"Daylight time extended till Oct 31", Daily Mail News
Pakistan government has decided to keep the watches one-hour advanced for another 2 months- plan to return to Standard Time on October 31 instead of August 31.
- 08/28/2008, Egypt -
"Mideast Running on Different Clocks at Ramadan", By KATARINA KRATOVAC- Associated Press Writer
Gaza Strip ending DST at midnight Thursday (Aug 28, 2008), while
the West Bank will end Daylight Saving Time at midnight Sunday (Aug 31, 2008).
- 08/28/2008, Brazil -
"Horário de Verão começa no dia 19 de outubro",
Ministério de Minas e Energia
Brazil will start Summer Time on October 19, 2008.
- 08/25/2008, Morocco -
"Retour à l’heure GMT", Aujourd’hui le Maroc
Morocco return to GMT on September 1 instead of September 27- this decision was motivated by the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.
- 08/19/2008, Turkey -
"Turkey to abandon daylight saving time in 2011", Turkish Daily News
Turkey proposed to adopt new time zone- GMT + 2 hours and 30 minutes throughout the year (no Summer Time).
- 07/25/2008, Russia -
"On the order of time calculation within the territory of the Russian Federation.", draft by Sergei Mironov- member of the Federation Council.
English translation by WorldTimeZone.com/Alexander Krivenyshev (edited by Michael Cofield)
Russia May Discontinue DST in 2009- new draft proposal introduced.
- 07/10/2008, Mauritius -
"Ile Maurice: Le gouvernement avance l'introduction de l'heure d'été", AllAfrica- L'Express (Port Louis), by Patrick Hilbert
Mauritius government intends to introduce DST on October 26 instead of 1 November 2008.
- 07/11/2008, Mauritius -
"The revival of daylight saving time : Energy conservation?",
No. 16578, L'Express Mauritius
English language article from newspaper No. 16578 (07/11/2008), L'Express Mauritius- restates introduction of DST from 1st November 2008 to 31st March 2009.
- 07/11/2008, Mauritius -
"Le gouvernement avance l’introduction de l’heure d’été",
No. 16578, L'Express Mauritius
French language (different article) of same newspaper No. 16578 (07/11/2008), L'Express Mauritius-
states that DST in Mauritius will start on October 26 and will end on March 27 ...???
- 07/03/2008, Australia -
"Daylight saving extended for Canberra", Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Canberra will get an extra month of DST- changes will bring the Canberra (ACT) into line with Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
- 06/24/2008, Brazil -
"ALTERA AS ALÍNEAS "B" E "C" E REVOGA A ALÍNEA "D" DO ART. 2° DO DECRETO N° 2.784, DE 18 DE JUNHO DE 1913, A FIM DE MODIFICAR OS FUSOS HORÁRIOS DO ESTADO DO ACRE E DE PARTE DO ESTADO DO AMAZONAS DO FUSO HORÁRIO GREENWICH "MENOS CINCO HORAS" PARA O FUSO HORÁRIO GREENWICH "MENOS QUATRO HORAS", E DA PARTE OCIDENTAL DO ESTADO DO PARÁ DO FUSO HORÁRIO GREENWICH "MENOS QUATRO HORAS" PARA O FUSO HORÁRIO GREENWICH "MENOS TRÊS HORAS"."", Presidência da República, BASE DA LEGISLAÇÃO FEDERAL DO BRASIL, LEI 11.662/2008 (LEI ORDINÁRIA) 04/24/2008
Brazil makes changes in time zones (June 24/25, 2008)- modifing number of time zones (from current 4 time zones to three),
eliminating time zone UTC- 05 (state Acre and the part of the Amazonas will be UTC/GMT- 04), western part of Pará state
is moving to one timezone UTC- 03 (from UTC -04).
- 06/23/2008, States of Jersey (the Channel Islands) -
"GMT: first public vote on keeping the evenings lighter all year round", Times Online, by David Brown
States of Jersey (the Channel Islands) will hold a referendum on Wednesday 15th October 2008 on whether
to adopt CET(Central European Time) zone- aligning its clocks with the Spain, Germany, France...
- 06/17/2008, Mauritius -
"Budget Highlights: Energy- Building a Green Mauritius", Government of Mauritius
Mauritius plan to introduce Summer Time (DST) on a pilot basis. The clock will be moved forward one hour as from 1st November 2008 to 31st March 2009.
- 06/17/2008, Japan -
"Panel offers practical steps to cut greenhouse emissions", The Yomiuri Shimbun
A government panel looking into measures to combat global warming - including the introduction of DST (daylight saving time).
- 06/12/2008, Korea -
"Panel Pushes for Daylight Saving System", The Chosun Ilbo & Digital Chosun Ilbo
Calls for DST is growing in South Korea, however labor organizations oppose Daylight Saving Time.
- 06/07/2008, Japan -
"Research group opposes daylight-saving time", The Yomiuri Shimbun
A research group opposed a plan to introduce DST in Japan in 2010.
- 06/03/2008, South Africa -
"Eskom may call for two time zones to spread demand"", Cape Argus, South Africa, by John Yeld
South Africa may be divided into two permanent time zones.
- 05/19/2008, South Africa -
"Sonjica suggests another look at daylight saving", The Herald Online-News, South Africa (Port Elizabeth), by Patrick Cull
South Africa may introduce Daylight Saving Time (DST).
- 05/15/2008, Pakistan -
"Markets to close at 9pm under energy-saving plan", Daily Times (dailytimes.com.pk), by Zafar Bhutta
Pakistan is switching to DST (daylight saving time) on June 1, 2008. Clocks will be moved forward an hour,
from GMT+5 to GMT+6.
- 05/09/2008, Morocco -
"Morocco switches daylight saving time", Breaking news from Africa - afrik.com
Morocco plan to introduce Daylight Saving Time starting at midnight 31 May-1 June, 2008 and ending at midnight 27-28 September, 2008.
- 03/29/2008, Australia -
"Daylight saving ends early tomorrow morning", West Australian Newspapers, JANE HAMMOND
Western Australia (Perth) will end DST on March 30, 2008- while rest of Australian places observing DST will end DST 1 week later- on April 6, 2008- may create a mini-Y2K by putting computers, phones and other services out of sync.
- 03/12/2008, Turkey -
"Turkey considers all year day-light saving", Hurriyet
Turkey considers all year day-light saving - clocks will no longer be taken back by one hour in October.
- 03/11/2008, Syria -
"Weekly Cabinet Meeting", Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), H. Sabbagh, Ahmad Fathi Zahra
Syria will start DST on Friday April 4th 2008.
- 03/11/2008, Cuba -
"Entrará en vigor este domingo el Horario de Verano en Cuba", cubaweb.cu, Redactó: Sonia Rodríguez Alemañy
Cuba will start DST on March 16 at 00:00.
- 03/11/2008, Guatemala -
"Gobierno de Guatemala da marcha atrás a cambio de hora por ola de violencia", Univision Communications Inc
Guatemala reversed its decision to introduce Daylight Saving Time for 2008.
- 03/05/2008, Iraq -
(Cancelling Daylight Time in Iraq), aljeeran
Iraq's Council of Ministers has decided not to use DST (Summer Time), which usually starts on April 1 each year.
- 02/13/2008, Guatemala -
"Cambiarán de hora el 27 de abril-Gobierno busca ahorro energético", by Elmer Telón, Diario La Hora, Nacionales.
Guatemala plans to introduce Daylight Saving Time (El horario de verano) on April 27th 2008.
- 02/07/2008, Chile -
"GOBIERNO EXTENDIO HORARIO DE VERANO", Ansalatina
Chile extended DST for 2 more weeks- till March 30, 2008.
- 01/15/2008, Argentina -
"San Luis: Es inminente que atrasen una hora los relojes", DERF Agencia de Noticias (derf.com.ar)
Provincia San Luis (Argentina) is planning to end DST earlier- to make a difference with the rest of the country.
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