Court denies CSIS request for telecom subscriber info of possible future targets

first_imgOTTAWA – A federal judge has rejected the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s request to obtain basic information about unknown phone and internet subscribers who may come to the spy agency’s attention in future.Federal Court Chief Justice Paul Crampton said CSIS failed to show a sufficient connection between its investigation and the people whose privacy rights would be compromised.A public version of his top secret September ruling — with several redacted passages — was issued Tuesday.As part of a terrorism investigation, CSIS was seeking judicial warrants for the names and street addresses of telecom subscribers and, in some cases, information relating to computer IP addresses.The subscriber information related to telephone numbers or electronic identifiers that might one day come to the spy service’s attention in the course of its probe.In the ruling, Crampton said CSIS had not provided the court with “any understanding whatsoever” of the specific link between the service’s “very broadly defined” investigations and the yet-to-be-discovered phone numbers and identifiers.“The loosely defined ‘nexus’ is simply too broad and nebulous,” he wrote.Crampton acknowledged his ruling may impose a potentially significant additional burden on the spy service, as well as additional costs and delays associated with obtaining court permissions.Given this, he said the court is “open to considering alternate approaches” that are compliant with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.In addition, the court did grant CSIS warrants in connection with a related request in which Crampton was satisfied the “required nexus has been described and established by CSIS.”In a second ruling made public Tuesday, Crampton said CSIS’s use of a cellular-site simulator to capture data from an unnamed target’s mobile phones without a warrant did not run afoul of laws or the charter.“This is in part because a number of measures that were taken to ensure that the activity was minimally intrusive,” the judge said.A simulator, sometimes known as an IMSI catcher, mimics a cellular tower, making all nearby mobile phones connect to it. Identifiers linked to individual phones can then be used to determine their location or owner.In general, when carrying out a cellular-site operation, CSIS should “strictly limit its intrusion” on the privacy rights of investigation subjects, the judge wrote. The spy agency should:— Not capture the contents of actual messages or calls stored on a mobile device;— Ensure that incidentally captured information relating to the mobile phones of third parties is quickly destroyed;— Not use the technology to pinpoint someone’s physical location without a court warrant.An investigation by the federal privacy watchdog revealed in September that the RCMP illegally scooped up mobile phone data half a dozen times using the controversial devices.The privacy commissioner found that the Mounties now require a warrant for use of the technology, except in emergencies.Crampton said the technology used by CSIS does not permit the spy agency to identify the individual whose mobile devices are targeted by an operation, or to gain access to billing or other intrusive information.The identity of the targeted person, as well as their location and other information, typically is already known to the spy service, he wrote.However, the information gathered in the case at hand potentially helped CSIS determine the person’s contacts and communication patterns, Crampton added.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Canada vs China explained And what happens next

first_imgYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca. If the diplomatic back and forth between one of the world’s true super powers and, well, us has left you wondering what the is happening and where does it go from here, you’re not alone.Since it began in early December, this saga has wound its way through extradition treaties, detentions, criminal charges and sentencing, trade threats, political posturing, retaliation and hints of cyber espionage before arriving at the bottom line: Canadian lives are at stake, and the government faces a tough technology decision that could decide both their fates and the future of our relationship with China.Today, we bring you the straight goods: How did we get here? Was this a no-win situation for Canada from the start? Amid the noise and the statements and the op-eds, what do you actually need to know? Would Justin Trudeau’s opponents be doing anything differently than the Liberals right now? What does the future look like if Canada and China aren’t on speaking terms? Is there a lever Canada can use to pull this back, or has it gone too far already?GUEST: Cormac Mac Sweeney, Parliament Hill reporterAudio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_01222019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

UK auto industry under siege as Brexit pressure escalates

LONDON — Gregory McDonald strides across the spotless factory floor at his company, Goodfish, glowing with pride. He plowed his life savings into the injection-moulding equipment that churns out plastic parts for manufacturers.Worryingly for him, 30 per cent of the parts go to carmakers who say they will face a catastrophe if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trade.So Goodfish is preparing to expand in Slovakia, an EU country, instead of Britain.McDonald’s decision illustrates the huge pressures facing Britain’s auto industry while the government struggles to negotiate a divorce deal with the EU ahead of Brexit day on March 29. At stake are 856,000 jobs, most of them at smaller companies like Goodfish that provide parts and services for the likes of Honda, Nissan and Ford.Danica Kirka, The Associated Press read more

Vancouverbased yoga wear retailer Lululemon to close 40 Ivivva stores

VANCOUVER – Lululemon Athletica Inc. is shutting down 40 of its 55 Ivivva stores, citing years of operational losses.The Vancouver-based retailer said Thursday the line of girls’ yoga and athletic wear will continue to be sold, but mainly online, with half of the 15 remaining Ivivva stores to be converted to Lululemon outlets.“By Aug. 20 of this year, we will close all but eight of our Ivivva locations,” said CEO Laurent Potdevin on a conference call.“While I know this is the best path forward for the future of our business, it’s a very difficult decision due to its impact on our people.”A spokeswoman said the company isn’t yet disclosing which stores will be affected. There are 11 Ivivva stores in Canada.Chief financial officer Stuart Haselden said on the call the company is targeting “a modest operating profit” for the slimmed down Ivivva to replace what he said have been a series of small operating losses.The stores were launched in 2009 under former CEO Christine Day.Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, said in a note he’s not surprised at the decision to scale back Ivivva which has faced rising competition from cheaper products in department stores.“While there is some demand for athletic wear for younger girls, the level and frequency of that demand is insufficient to support a network of expensive stores,” he said.Lululemon said it will also close all of the Ivivva showrooms, one of which is in Canada, and other temporary locations as part of a restructuring that will cost about $50 million to $60 million in pre-tax costs throughout fiscal 2017.In March, the company known for its yoga clothing warned that it would experience softer sales in the first quarter ended April 30 due to sluggish traffic in stores and a lack of selection on its e-commerce site, predicting earnings per share of 25 to 27 cents on revenue of US$510 million to US$515 million.On Thursday, it reported first-quarter revenue of US$520 million, an increase of five per cent compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2016.Net income was $31.2 million, down from $45.3 million a year earlier, with earnings per share of 23 cents, down 10 cents.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. Vancouver-based yoga wear retailer Lululemon to close 40 Ivivva stores by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 1, 2017 2:52 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Post2015 development agenda must address youth issues – new UN envoy

“We are at a crossroads. With 1,000 days left to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we are discussing and trying to set the new priorities for the post-2015 development agenda,” said Ahmad Alhendawi, referring to the eight anti-poverty targets with specific objectives on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a ‘Global Partnership for Development.’“This is definitely an opportunity where young people can participate in setting the agenda, and then own this agenda by being equal partners in its implementation and evaluation,” he told reporters in New York via satellite from Dakar, Senegal, where he is attending the World Education Forum.Mr. Alhendawi stressed that with 1.2 billion young people globally – the largest ever population of young people – issues such as education and unemployment need to be addressed by policymakers.“Youth unemployment figures are daunting,” he said. “Some 425 million jobs need to be created in the next 15 years, and the situation so far is not promising.”Mr. Alhendawi said that during his mandate he would not only work with different UN agencies to enhance their programmes on youth, but he would also be a messenger between the world body and young people and would promote the creation of structured mechanisms for youth participation at a national, regional and international level.“This is a two-way communication,” he said. “This includes carrying the voices and messages of young people back to the Organization and opening channels of communication between youth and the United Nations.”He added that he would also work with marginalized youth, including women and girls, to involve them in development processes, and give them access to information, as well as advocate for a stronger, youth-friendly development agenda. read more

Wes Welkers Wife Takes Shots at Ray Lewis After

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker received quite a bit of attention after Sunday’s 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game for dropped balls, but garnered more attention when his wife took a few shots at Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.Welker’s wife, Anne Burns Welker, immediately lashed out at Lewis for reasons unknown through her Facebook page.“Proud of my husband and the Pats,” Burns Welker wrote. “By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis’ Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!” Burns Welker said on her personal Facebook page, which those comments have since been removed.Burns Welker quickly released an apology to sports blog Larry Brown Sports on Monday.“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook,” Burns Welker wrote. “I let the competitiveness of the game and the comments people were making about a team I dearly love get the best of me. My actions were emotional and irrational and I sincerely apologize to Ray Lewis and anyone affected by my comment after yesterday’s game.”Wes Welker was the Patriots top receiver in Sunday’s loss with 117 yards and a touchdown, but with Patriots season ending Sunday, he may have played his last game in a New England uniform.  Welker is set to become a free agent in the offseason after neither side could reach a long-term deal before the season began.Last year, Welker was on the receiving end of scrutiny from Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele. She blamed Welker for dropping a key pass in the Super Bowl loss to the Giants.Lewis led all players in Sunday’s game with 14 tackles and helped propel his team to the Super Bowl to face the San Francisco 49ers in two weeks. The future Hall of Famer announced several weeks ago that he would be retiring at the end of the season after 17 seasons in the league. read more

Boom in antique furniture driven by environmentallyconscious millennials who are rejecting fast

Mr Winter added: “At Christie’s online is a great aspect, people can read the stories about the pieces on our website, and on social media there is a huge trend of decorative arts and furniture, that’s by people of the younger generation and sales completely are driven by that.”I’ve actually emailed people from Instagram who have turned out to be bidders and buyers in our sales.” Christie’s said they have had many new young customers thanks to Instagram and other social media sitesCredit: Paul Grover Christie's said they have had many new young customers thanks to Instagram and other social media sites International search engine Barnebys, which monitors 2,000 auction houses on its website which hosts more than one million items daily, has found a similar trend to be true. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A boom in antique sales has been driven by eco-conscious millennials who are rejecting “fast furniture”, auction houses have said.While the enduring image of a young person in their first home is the assembly of cheap flat-pack tables and wardrobes, many members of the younger generation are rejecting this stereotype and filling their houses with antique finds from auctions.And with auction houses setting up special sales for first-time bidders, featuring lower-cost items, some pieces are even cheaper than what can be found in IKEA.Benedict Winter, a specialist in furniture and works of art at Christie’s auction house told The Telegraph: “We’ve definitely seen a growing trend in  young people who are interested in our sales at Christie’s.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”It definitely helps that people care about green furniture, and this combined with the history and the craftsmanship really appeals to 21st century people.”The trend is towards sustainability and less of a throwaway culture and that’s definitely been reflected in our auction sales.”We have so many sales a year with low starting points for beginner collectors. The lowest lots start at £300 which is entry level stuff.” Their furniture sales have risen by 32 per cent in the last 12 months, and the company believes this is due to young people searching for sustainable furniture for their homes.A spokesperson said that their search tracking is picking up info that this interest is coming from people aged 18-45, which is a  steady and growing increase that has happened over the last few years.Pontus Silfverstolpe, co-founder of Barnebys, said: “Today we can say that everyone who works in the auction world is working in the world’s most sustainable industry. Changes in consumer behaviour, led by millennials is driving this new interest in using renewable pre-owned items.“They know that antiques are better for the carbon footprint. We clearly see an increased interest from the younger generation of buyers who want unique, personal and quality items that last over time.“It is just not sustainable for our world to continue to consume as we do today, and have done over the last few decades. So, today, many of the younger generation actively choose to furnish their homes with pre-owned furniture, which surprisingly is often cheaper than even Ikea furniture.”Also driving this trend is the Instagram aesthetic; people hungry for inspiration often land on the idea of buying photogenic vintage pieces. read more

La Boudeuse pourrait reprendre sa mission

first_imgLa Boudeuse pourrait reprendre sa missionFrance – La Boudeuse, trois-mâts d’exploration dont la mission menée dans le cadre du Grenelle de la mer a dû être arrêtée faute de financement, pourrait reprendre la mer. Une souscription nationale sous la forme de promesses de dons a en effet été lancée mardi 6 juillet, afin de permettre au navire de poursuivre sa mission. Mais surtout, Jean-Louis Borloo, a manifesté sa volonté de voir La Boudeuse achever son expédition.Patrice Franceschi, le capitaine de la Boudeuse, a annoncé le lancement d’une souscription pour permettre au navire de reprendre son expédition. “L’idée centrale de cette souscription est de proposer aux citoyens de se substituer aux politiques pour la continuation de cette mission d’intérêt général, tant par ses réalisations scientifiques concrètes que par les perspectives sociales et humaines qu’elle implique” a expliqué l’explorateur.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Cette mission consistait pour Patrice Franceschi et son équipage, à se consacrer à des études scientifiques concernant la biosphère, le réchauffement climatique, la protection de l’environnement et le développement durable, et ce jusqu’en 2012. Mais au début du mois dernier, le capitaine a annoncé renoncer à cette expédition, pour cause d’endettement massif. Il évoquait alors un financement à hauteur de 500.000 euros promis par l’État, somme qui n’aurait finalement jamais été débloquée.Suite au lancement de la souscription, le ministre de l’Environnement Jean-Louis Borloo, jusqu’ici resté silencieux, a annoncé vouloir recevoir Patrice Franceschi pour discuter de l’avenir de La Boudeuse. “Nous n’avons pas envie de perdre ce bateau pour la France et pour la science. Patrice Franceschi est un aventurier courageux. Nous allons essayer ensemble de trouver des solutions” a assuré le directeur de cabinet du ministre, Jean-François Carenco.Le 3 mâts est actuellement dans la base de la Marine Nationale à Fort-de-France en Martinique. Il n’a effectué que la première partie de sa mission en Guyane, avec à son bord des botanistes,des  biologistes et des géologues du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, du CNRS et un géographe de l’université Paris VIII. L’équipage de marins et scientifiques devait ensuite naviguer dans les estuaires de l’Amazone, du Parana, mais aussi dans les canaux de Patagonie, puis en Polynésie.Le 7 juillet 2010 à 17:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

In rhythm and verses

first_imgShe was shocked to see the condition of Haveli which was occupied by a Taal and a PCO was operating from there. In order to restore the Ghalib’s Haveli to its rightful place Sharma formed a committee Ghalib Memorial Movement with eminent people.They then approached Sheila Dikshit to help in getting the Haveli Vacated and make it into a Heritage site. With the then CMs interest and their relentless efforts the Haveli was finally restore and is now a befitting Memorial to the great poet. To commemorate the event Sharma has been organising Ghalib’s Birth-Death Anniversary every year which includes a Candle Light Procession to Ghalib’s Haveli from Town Hall and a cultural programme based on Ghalib’s writing. The evening’s programme is a culmination of this year’s Ghalib’s Death Anniversary Celebration.  The event is scheduled for  8 February at Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre, Max Muller Marg. Head over for this one!WHEN: 8 February, 6:30 pmWHERE: Multipurpose Hall, IIClast_img read more

Jaipur – Travel Agent Competition

first_imgroomsXML, Scoot, India Heritage and Culture Tours and ETB bring you the competition of the year for 2 lucky agents including flights, accommodation, drinks and tours. Agents only!An Australian Travel Agent and a guest is just 10 questions away from going in the draw to win prize of the year.roomsXML, Scoot Airways, India Heritage & Culture Tours and ETB Travel News are giving Aussie agents the chance to win an amazing experience of colourful Rajasthan, India.The prize includes:2 return economy tickets with Scoot to JaipurTransfer from Jaipur International Airport to Hotel Mahal Khandela in an air-conditioned carTraditional hotel welcome – showering of rose petals,beating of drums and “tilak”. Rangoli on the hotel entrance and  central courtyard.Rooms in all hotels stocked with wine and beer,fresh and dry fruits, chocolates,juices and mineral water.Gala dinner,bar-be-cue and unlimited drinks hosted by the owners of Hotel Mahal Khandela. Join in the folk dances and music a famous troupe will perform in your honour on the hotel’s roof-top.Sumptuous breakfasts,lunches,bar-be-cue and dinners during your tripFull-day sight seeing with an escort speaking the language of the guests.Complimentary Ayurvedic massageClimb up Fort Amer on an elephant.Excursions to the awesome 8th century Chand Baori step-wellSee an enthralling “aarti” being performed to Lord Brahma at the temple town of Pushkar.See magnificent frescoes of Shekhawti on a walking tour of Mandawa town during your stay at Castle Mandawa. See tigers at close quarters during a thrilling jeep safari deep into the Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary. Transfer to Jaipur airport for flying outAnd now, the questions you need to answer to go into the draw……Name one outstanding feature of the Malani breed of horses found  in Western parts of Rajasthan – IndiaWho was the court poet who wrote the epic poem “Prithviraj Raso” in praise of a 12th Century AD Hindu King?What is the major ingredient used in the preparation of gatta curry – a well-known cuisine of Rajasthan?To which Goddess the 8th century temple at village Abhaneri  in Rajasthan dedicated to?Name any four forts of Rajasthan that are on UNESCO World Heritage Sites List.Where is the oldest temple in Rajasthan of Trinetra Lord Ganesha located?How many metallic pegs are found on the folk musical instrument called Raavan Hatta?Which Rajasthani folklorist was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006 ?Which Western expert has written a book on swords & daggers in which he has acknowledged the contribution of some members of Khandela family?To which dynasty did Raja Pajwanrai belong and who succeeded on his throne after his death? Correct answers should be emailed to au.support@roomsxml.com before midday, AEDST, on Friday 16th DecemberTerms & ConditionsCorrect answers should be emailed to au.support@roomsxml.com before midday, AEDST, on Friday 16th DecemberThe  answers to the questions will be published immediately after the competition endsThere will be no dispute as regards to the correctness of the answersThe inclusions and exclusions on the trip will appear in the detailed itineraryFlights valid until 30 Sept 2017Land operator supplier reserves all rightsScoot the airline reserves all rights learn more about roomsXML.com herelast_img read more

TRIDs Mixed Reviews 6 Months Later

first_imgTRID’s Mixed Reviews 6 Months Later Borrowers CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule TRID 2016-05-16 Staff Writer May 16, 2016 543 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Government, News, Originationcenter_img Share The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule went into effect over six months ago and took the industry through many changes in their mortgage process.Many in the mortgage industry have complained of the complexity of implementing the rule and the difficulty of complying, despite the rule’s goal of making it easier on all parties involved to close a mortgage loan. But do homebuyers share these same sentiments?TD Bank’s fourth annual Mortgage Service Index, which surveyed 1305 home owners who purchased a home in the last 10 years and have a mortgage, found that consumers had an overall good experience with the new mortgage Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms related to TRID.The index showed that nearly two-thirds, or 64 percent, of those surveyed indicated that they had a very good experience with the new loan estimate and closing disclosure forms, while only 4 percent did not have a good experience with the new forms at all. In addition, 87 percent said that the forms were easy to understand.According to TD Bank, stressful was not the word to describe the homebuying process with the new TRID forms. In fact, 86 percent said that they had a good experience with the new forms and 91 percent said that they found the forms easy to understand.However, despite the less than stressful experience with the TRID forms, 63 percent of consumers said that the new forms prevented them from closing their home within their desired time frame, the report said.On a positive note, for both the industry and consumers, the CFPB recently hinted at some TRID relief coming soon.CFPB Director Richard Cordray has written a letter to the financial industry trades and their members recognizing the “operational challenges” the industry is experiencing as a result of the Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule implemented last October.With that in mind, Cordray said in his letter that the Bureau is considering making some “adjustments” in the regulation text to provide greater certainty and clarity.“We recognize that many of implementation of the Know Before You Owe rule poses many operational challenges,” Cordray wrote. “We also recognize that implementation is particularly challenging because of the diversity of participants, from small to large financial institutions, mortgage brokers, real estate brokers, and title companies, through warehouse lenders, investors, due diligence firms, and ratings agencies, whose perspectives may vary as to what compliance under the rule requires.”Cordray continued, “We will continue to work with industry, consumers, and other stakeholders to support a smooth transition for the mortgage market. As we do so, we and other regulators are all agreed that our oversight of the implementation of the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule in the months ahead will continue to be sensitive to the progress made by those entities that have squarely focused on making good faith efforts to come into compliance with the rule.”last_img read more

The Nations Top Appreciating Markets

first_img Share in Data, Headlines, News The Nation’s Top Appreciating Markets Data Home Price Appreciation Zillow 2017-02-23 Mirasha Browncenter_img February 23, 2017 491 Views Home values are up more than 7 percent in the U.S., with the South seeing particular growth, according to Zillow’s January Real Estate Market Reports released on Thursday.In fact, the fastest home appreciation rates are no longer in California; as of January, the fast appreciating markets are in Florida, Texas, and Tennessee, according to the report.The fastest year-over-year home value growth was seen in Nashville, Portland, and Tampa—all of which saw appreciation rates of more than 10 percent. Also topping the list for fastest appreciation were Orlando, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Miami. Good job markets and a high quality of life likely play a role in these markets’ growth.“Southern markets, like Nashville and Dallas, are desirable for home shoppers in search of job opportunities, reasonably priced homes, and an overall good quality of life,” Zillow reported.The highest appreciation rates are historically seen on the West Coast, but this year, some of those Western markets are slowing down significantly—namely San Francisco and San Jose. Both were previously in the top for fastest appreciation but are among the slowest growing markets this year.“West Coast metros have been among the powerhouse markets driving overall home value growth for the past several years, with new residents flocking to tech-hubs for jobs,” Zillow reported. “However, as the cost of living becomes increasingly expensive, home shoppers are having a hard time finding affordable housing in these areas—just four of the 10 fastest appreciating housing markets are in the West.”But the slowdown isn’t likely isolated to just the West coast. According to Zillow’s Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell, it could spell a nationwide trend.“Slowdowns in the Bay Area, in particular, are driven by the fact that these markets are so expensive that many people can no longer realistically afford to buy there, limiting demand and reducing pressure on home values,” Gudell said. “Despite recent increases in the national pace of home value appreciation, I expect a nationwide slowdown in 2017 as some headwinds begin blowing in, including increasing mortgage rates and worsening affordability.”Low inventory could also worsen the problem, as there are currently 3 percent fewer homes on the market than in 2016. Minneapolis and Detroit have seen the largest drop in inventory year-over-year, with declines of 18 and 17 percent, respectively.last_img read more

On sale until December 9 2016 the third and four

first_imgOn sale until December 9, 2016, the third and fourth guests in a room will cruise for free on select sailings from Sydney in 2017. Fares start from $549* for a three-night Weekend Sampler cruise on Carnival Spirit departing Sydney on February 24, 2017, adding up to just $1098 for a family of four – a saving of more than $1000.South Pacific cruises are also available with an eight-night cruise to New Caledonia on Carnival Spirit departing Sydney on May 9, 2017, priced from $999* per person for the first two guests, with the total for a family of four adding up to just $1998 – a saving of almost $2000.Carnival’s Splash ParkCarnival’s locally-based ships Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend family highlights include:• Carnival WaterWorks™ on the top deck, including the jaw-dropping Green Thunder waterslide – the steepest and fastest water slide at sea – and Carnival’s Twister Waterslide™• A fun new line up of family-friendly entertainment including Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea, 80s Rock’n’ Glow theme nights and life-sized Hasbro, The Game Show classics including Trivial Pursuit and Cluedo• A variety of family-friendly destinations from longer Pacific Island holidays to short escapes close to home including Tasmania and Moreton Island, as well as cruises to New Zealand, Singapore and Hawaii• Scores of interconnecting rooms and quad-share rooms with flexible configurations that include the option of a king bed for mum and dad, with two singles for the kids• Free supervised youth programs for children aged between two and 17, as well as a late-night program of activities. Unlike many other cruise lines, all of Carnival’s youth programs are available on port days• Seuss at Sea™ including a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends; a special selection of classic Dr. Seuss books, toys and themed activities; showings of beloved movies such as “The Cat in the Hat” and the Seuss-a-Palooza Parade™ of characters• Family-friendly comedy shows and early broadway-style Playlist Production performances in the main show lounge, featuring the likes of Epic Rock and 88 Keys• Free 24/7 pizza and ice cream • A miniature putt putt golf course and multi-purpose sports courts, plus table tennis• Early dining for young families in the main restaurant and supervised kid’s only dinners in the International Food Plaza cruiselast_img read more

Claims that president tried to bribe asphalt plant protesters denied

first_imgThe government on Monday denied allegations that President Nicos Anastasiades had personally tried to “buy out” activists opposed to the planned construction of an asphalt plant near Stavrovouni monastery.It was responding to demands from the Green Party that the president address those allegations.“If these claims are true, Mr Anastasiades has been exposed politically and must immediately give answers,” the party said in a statement.“This accusation, in conjunction with the scope of the private project and the identity of the contractors, create questions and cast shadows. We expect the president to give clarity on the matter at once.”In a Tweet on Monday, deputy government spokesperson Klelia Vasiliou said:“The President of the Republic, during a meeting with the Holy Monastery of Stavrovouni, to discuss a project that has been licensed after approval from all the relevant departments and pursuant to relevant studies, simply made reference to compensatory measures which could be taken to benefit the vicinity, wishing to mitigate concerns over possible degradation of the area.”The contract for the asphalt production and recycling factory has been awarded to Iacovou Bros, one of the largest contractors on the island.Critics say it’s well known the company has political ties.The allegations concerning Anastasiades were aired on Sunday, following a demonstration outside the presidential palace.Speaking on a live news programme, Giorgos Karapatakis, a lawyer representing Stavrovouni monastery, said that during a prior meeting between activists and the president, the latter advised them to take money being offered as compensation in exchange for lifting their opposition to the project.According to Karapatakis, the activists – including a number of local monks – rejected the offer telling the president: “Our struggle is not about money.”He went on to claim that political and financial interests are behind the project.“The leader of a parliamentary party did not hesitate, with a personal intervention, to call on local party council cadres to do what they can to make possible the installation of the asphalt factory in the area, so as to serve his personal friends.”The lawyer also alleged that “economic interest groups” in the area “reported” the activists to the archbishop as well as to the chief of police.This, he added, led to the Larnaca police superintendent personally visiting the site at Stavrovouni.It was not clear what the activists were being accused of.Moreover, Karapatakis claimed that government ministers – whom he did not name – have contacted the monks via third parties, letting the activists know they are sorry but that they are obliged to implement the political decision to allow the factory despite this going against their own conscience.The environmental activists have set up a tent as their ‘headquarters’ just outside the local quarry, within which the planned asphalt plant is to be located.The Department of Environment has green-lit the construction of the plant, arguing that it will be located within the quarry zone and thus violates no laws.But local action groups say the plant would be situated only 2km from the Pyrga and Kornos communities and from Stavrovouni monastery, as well as just a few metres away from the Natura 2000 protected area.The groups further claim that the two communities of Pyrga and Kornos show increased incidence of cancer.They say air pollution will only worsen with the proposed plant, while the consequences of the thousands of tonnes of waste that are dumped in the quarry zone, which is an area of richly stocked aquifers, are still unclear.More than 12,500 signatures have been collected in a petition against the plant. You May LikeDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

But the people also

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