System prevents First Nations a jury of their peers in Ontario report

first_imgAPTN National NewsA long-awaited report expected to tackle First Nations representation on juries was released Tuesday and aims to do just that.Retired Supreme Court Justice Frank lacobucci’s report found systemic and procedural issues preventing First Nations from sitting on juries.In fact, laccobucci called it a “state of crisis”.“For Ontario’s First Nations peoples, particularly in the north, the justice system and juries process generally are in a crisis,” said lacobucci in a press release. “As a result of our face-to-face meetings with leaders and community members from 32 First Nations from across Ontario, we developed 17 recommendations that will help ensure that the cultural values, laws, and ideologies of First Nations’ are better reflected in the Canadian justice system.”The Ontario government handpicked lacobucci in August 2011 to determine why there seemed to be a lack of First Nation jurors.That came after Jacy Pierre, 27, died at the Thunder Bay jail five years ago. The inquest into his death, which is common when prisoners die behind bars, was put off because no one on the jury was First Nation.Others have voiced concerns about lack of First Nations jurors.Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto applauded the report and urged the province to implement the recommendations.“This type of exclusion contributes to excessive imprisonment of Aboriginal people. This report is an opportunity to move forward and ensure that constitutional rights of First Nation people are upheld, so they are active participants, like all Ontarians, in the jury system,” said Christa Big Canoe a legal director with ALST.Key recommendations made by the Independent Reviewer include:-Establishing an implementation committee with First Nations membership, government officials and individuals (including a youth Aboriginal member) who would be responsible for the implementation of the report.-Establishing a First Nation advisory group to the Attorney General on matters relating to First Nations peoples and the justice system.-Providing cultural training for all government officials working in the justice system who have contact with First Nations peoples (e.g. police, court workers, Crown prosecutors, prison guards and other related agencies).-Determining promptly and urgently the feasibility and suitability of using existing government databases or other suitable sources, such as band residency information, Ministry of Transportation information, OHIP roles, and other records, to generate a database of First Nations individuals living on reserve for the purposes of compiling the jury roll.-Amending the questionnaire sent to prospective jurors so that it is more appropriate for First Nations communities.-Considering a procedure whereby First Nations people on reserve could volunteer for jury service as a means of supplementing other jury source lists.-Creating an assistant deputy Attorney General position responsible for Aboriginal issues, including the implementation of this report.The full list of the recommendations can be found at read more

Price of oil rises after threeday losing streak TSX inches higher

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 27, 2016 9:34 am MDT Last Updated Oct 27, 2016 at 4:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Price of oil rises after three-day losing streak; TSX inches higher TORONTO – The price of oil recouped some of its value Thursday after three consecutive days of losses, while the Toronto Stock Exchange inched higher.The December crude contract gained 54 cents to US$49.72 per barrel. This was an improvement from Wednesday’s close which saw its three-day losses total US$1.67, after investor sentiment soured following news that Iraq sought an exemption from an anticipated OPEC deal to cut oil production.Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at Holliswealth, said oil’s gain Thursday can be explained by the regular ups and downs in the price of the commodity.He said he would be surprised to see oil move significantly higher than the roughly US$49.00 a barrel its been priced at recently, noting that production ramps up when the price reaches or surpasses the US$50 a barrel mark.“And, all of a sudden, you have a drop in price,” he said.Strength in the energy sector, which gained nearly two per cent, helped lift the S&P/TSX composite index by a modest 26.19 points to 14,833.75.Interest rates also helped move markets Thursday, said Small, with yields on 10-year bonds in Canada and America on the rise.That spurred on the financial sector, he said, which was among the best performing sectors of the day.Gold was another commodity that saw a small spike, with the December gold contract rising US$2.90 to US$1,269.50 an ounce.Small said that isn’t a significant increase and he expects the price of gold to drop as the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely hike interest rates in December.The Canadian dollar dropped 0.03 of a U.S. cent to 74.70 cents US.South of the border, markets did not fare as well. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 29.65 points at 18,169.68, while the broader S&P 500 shed 6.39 points at 2,133.04. The Nasdaq composite lost 34.30 points to 5,215.97.The next two months, though, are historically the best time of the year for market performance, said Small, with American Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up.“So, a lot of positives on the horizon,” he said, cautioning that it’s still important to be mindful of the upcoming American central bank interest rate decision, the Nov. 8 U.S. election and the Nov. 30 OPEC meeting — all which could “spoil the party a little bit.”Elsewhere in commodities, December natural gas gained 3.2 cents to about US$3.07 per mmBTU and December copper increased by 1.8 cents to US$2.16 a pound.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

Opinion Cleveland Cavaliers receive needed upgrade in Channing Frye

Then-Orlando Magic forward Channing Frye (8) takes a shot against the Atlanta Hawks at Amway Center in Orlando on Feb. 7.Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe rumor mill was swirling about in Cleveland in the days leading up to the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday.  Despite owning the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers were reportedly looking to upgrade their roster in some sort of fashion. Everyone on the team not named Kyrie Irving or LeBron James were seemingly mentioned with the word “trade.”More so than perhaps anyone was much-maligned power forward Kevin Love, who has been a part of all sorts of rumored transactions since he arrived in Cleveland last season.Well, the trade deadline came and went, and Love is still a Cavalier.And that’s a good thing, in case you were wondering.However, don’t take that to mean that Cleveland didn’t do anything.In a three-team trade involving the Orlando Magic and the Portland Trail Blazers, the Cavaliers sent oft-injured center Anderson Varejao and a conditional 2018 first-round draft pick to the Blazers in order to receive Orlando forward Channing Frye. Backup guard Jared Cunningham was also part of the deal and was traded to the Magic.On and off of the court, the Cavaliers walked away big winners. By shipping off Varejao and Cunningham, the team saved “more than $10 million in payroll and taxes this season,” according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.Varejao, a fan favorite, was in the midst of his 12th year with the Cavaliers since being traded there as a rookie in 2004. He will be remembered in Cleveland as a selfless player who gave it his all on the court. He made little impact, though, this season, averaging just 2.6 points per contest. While injuries certainly played a role in his production — they always have — Varejao’s high salary was just too much to ignore any longer.  By acquiring the versatile Frye, who can play both forward and center, the Cavaliers added a much-needed component to the team.The 6-foot-11 Frye is a forward by trait, but he is really a stretch forward — a big man who can space the floor with his outside shooting ability. Frye owns a career 3-point shooting percentage near 40 percent and was shooting at about that mark this season before getting traded. Not only is the nine-year veteran a superb floor-spacer, but he brings great value in the pick-and-pop game, something the Cavaliers offense needed a boost in.In terms of his defense, Frye is a solid low-post defender and decent shot-blocker, assisted by what basically surmounts to be a 7-foot wingspan. His defensive efforts will likely be needed in late-game situations, an area in which Love is less than stellar in.At a time when the Cavaliers had to make a move in order to gain ground on other rival NBA heavyweights — the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs — general manager David Griffin brought in a player who will help the team do just that. With a pair of big floor-spacers in Love and the newly acquired Frye, Cleveland now has the look of a truly complete team.Frye is slated to make his debut as a Cavalier on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. read more

Cop nabbed attempting to smuggle contraband into Lusignan Prison

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSuspect attempting to smuggle contraband into Lusignan Prison shot at, escapesJuly 3, 2018In “Crime”Four Prison Officers to be charged for smuggling contraband into Lusignan PrisonSeptember 25, 2018In “Crime”Marijuana, improvised weapons among contraband unearthed at NA PrisonAugust 18, 2018In “Crime” A Police Officer is now in hot water after he was caught attempting to smuggle a bag containing contraband into the Lusignan Prison in the wee hours of Friday morning.Reports are that the rank attempted to throw the bag over the penitentiary’s fence at around 04:18h.However in doing so, he was observed by other ranks working the Holding Bay Area and an alarm was raised.The bag which was caught on the fence was retrieved and the rank was promptly arrested.Upon inspections of the said bag, a quantity of cell phones, a cell phone charger and seven packs of cigarettes were found.The Officer was later handed over to the Inspector of Police and was escorted to the Police Station. read more

Tourists spent big using payment cards during The Gathering

first_imgOVERSEAS VISITORS SPENT 21 per cent more using Visa payment cards in the first nine months of 2013.More than €1 in every €7 spent in Ireland is now being spent on a Visa card and spending by overseas cardholders has been driven mainly by tourists from the UK and US.Spending by US visitors has risen by 43 per cent compared to the same period 2012 in and averages €750,000 a day while UK visitor spending is worth €1,200,000 a day to the Irish economy.The top ten nationalities by level of spending with Visa cards were: United Kingdom – €329,500,000 (€1,200,000 a day)United States Of America – €207,200,000 (€750,000 a day)France – €43,500,000 (€159,250 a day)Canada – €26,950,000 (€98,750 a day)Spain – €22,500,000 (€82,500 a day)6. Australia – €20,500,000 (€75,250 a day)Germany – €19,2750,000 (€72,500 a day)Italy – €11,500,000 (€42,250 a day)Norway – €11,200,000 (€41,000 a day)Sweden – €9,250,000 (€25,000 a day)There was in increase in spending using cards by each of these nationalities apart from Italian visitors. Some of the biggest spending categories were hotels, car hire and entertainment. The biggest spike in spending occurred in March around the St Patrick’s Day festivities, with the value of transactions rising 33 per cent compared to the previous year.Spending on car hire during the month spiked by 70 per cent and hotel sales increased by 19 per cent.Conor Langford, Country Manager Ireland for Visa Europe, said the government “should be congratulated for boosting visitor number through The Gathering initiative”.“Our data clearly demonstrates that the increase in tourist numbers has also led to a direct economic return,” he added.Read: Man writes own credit card contract, sues bank for breaking it>Read: Consumers ditching cheques and cash for debit cards>last_img read more

Le prix de la pire entreprise sera décerné à Davos

first_imgLe prix de la “pire entreprise” sera décerné à DavosEn marge du traditionnel forum économique de Davos, le prix peu envié de “pire entreprise de l’année”, qui désigne la firme la moins respectueuse de l’environnement et des droits humains, sera décerné par des ONG écologistes.Cette récompense-là ne va s’afficher sur les publicités de la firme qui la recevra. En marge du forum économique de Davos, qui se tient actuellement dans la très chic station de sports d’hiver suisse, le “Public Eye Award” va ainsi être décerné. Il s’agit en fait de dénoncer la “pire entreprise” de l’année, celle qui s’est montrée la moins respectueuse de l’environnement et des droits de l’homme. Créée en 2000 par les ONG La Déclaration de Berne (DB) et Pro Natura, remplacée en 2009 par Greenpeace, cette récompense va donc désigner une des six firmes nominées grâce au vote des internautes. Aujourd’hui, à la veille de la fin du scrutin, 38.500 suffrages ont déjà été exprimés. Qui succèdera donc à la firme suisse Roche, pour ses essais pharmaceutiques en Chine, et à la Royal Bank of Canada, pour son financement de l’extraction de pétrole à partir de sables bitumineux, les lauréats de 2009 ? Le Monde révèle que parmi les concurrents encore en course pour rejoindre le “Hall of Shame” (le mur de la honte), on trouve BP et son implication dans la plus grande marée noire de l’histoire des Etats-Unis, AngloGold Ashanti, entreprise sud-africaine accusée d’empoisonner le sol du Ghana et de maltraiter ses employés ou encore le distributeur suisse d’énergie Axpo, qui se procure de l’uranium à Maïak, en Russie, considéré comme un des endroits les plus irradiés de la planète. Vendredi, une conférence de presse se tiendra à l’hôtel Montana pour la publication des résultats.Le 27 janvier 2011 à 13:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mickey Thomas says Bale should go to Man Utd

first_imgFormer Red Devils and Wales star Mickey Thomas is well aware of the situation Bale is in right now and has seemingly felt his fellow countryman could use an advice.He thinks Bale could only complete a perfect career with a Premier League title – something he will not be able to get while playing in Bayern Munich, who are reportedly more than interested in acquiring him.“He’s got enough money. Surely now it’s not how much he can earn. His CV would be enriched and complete with a Premier League winner’s medal. I’d argue that is worth more than all the money he gets,” Thomas said, according to Goal.“OK, I know he has won La Liga and the Champions League with Real Madrid, but he hasn’t won the Premier League.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I wouldn’t want to finish a career like his without a Premier League winner’s medal.”“Unfortunately, he’s had Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar blocking his path to becoming the best player in the world.”“If he came to England and started doing the ­business, winning trophies in this ­country, then it will have been the perfect career,” Mickey went on to add.“He could go to Germany and play for Bayern Munich, but it’s time to prove himself in the Premier League.”last_img read more

Man held for sending threat mails to Arvind Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi : A Mumbai-based delivery boy was arrested for allegedly sending threat mails to senior political party leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the police said on Friday. Sources said the 28-year-old delivery boy Abhisekh Tiwari sent two emails to Kejriwal in the last week of July. He thought that the mails might have gone unnoticed, they said. In order to gain prominence, he sent a bomb threat mail to the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, sources added. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us “A complaint was received by the police from the office of the Delhi chief minister. “Following the complaint, a technical enquiry into the threat email was started and a case under relevant sections of law was registered,” said Anyesh Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Prevention, Awareness and Detection Centre (CyPAD). Three teams of CyPAD were immediately formed to nab the accused, the officer said. “Based on technical analysis of inputs collected regarding the origin of the email, connected mobile phone and IP logs, teams were rushed to Mumbai and Kanpur (UP) to locate the suspected user of the relevant email ID,” he added. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The suspect, however, had gone underground and was leaving very few digital footprints, the DCP said. Following an analysis of technical inputs, his location was zeroed to Nala Sopara in Mumbai, a densely populated four days ago, the police said. The team in Mumbai searched through hundreds of ‘chawls’. The accused was finally nabbed from a ‘chawl’ in Nala Sopara area of Mumbai, the DCP added. Tiwari is a resident of Unnao in Uttar Pradesh but has been living in Nala Sopara since 2016. Advertise With Us He works as a delivery boy of a furniture foam distributor. “A school dropout, he was not satisfied with his job and his life, and wanted to do something big to draw the attention of people. He came up with the idea of sending threat emails to political leaders in July this year,” the officer said. The first such mail was sent to a local municipal office bearer of a major political party in Mumbai, he said. Disappointed with the lukewarm response, he upped the ante and decided to send threat mails to senior political leaders, the DCP said. “First, he sent threatening mails to Hon’ble CM, Delhi. Ignorant about the fact that police is on his trail, he sent another threatening mail of an impending bomb blast to a national political party’s HQ in New Delhi. His luck ran out when team of Cyber Cell caught hold of him,” the police said. The accused has been arrested and is being interrogated. The mobile phone used by the accused to send the emails has been recovered and subjected to cyber forensic analysis, they added. In January this year, a 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sending an email to Kejriwal’s office threatening to abduct his daughter. He wanted to draw the attention of a high-profile person in order to get better treatment for his psychiatric issues.last_img read more

17 States Sue Trump Administration Over Family Separations

first_imgPhoto by Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters/Via PBS NewsHourPeople hold signs to protest against President Donald Trump’s executive order to detain children crossing the southern U.S. border and separating families outside of City Hall in Los Angeles, California.Seventeen states, including New York and California, sued the Trump administration Tuesday to force it to reunite the thousands of immigrant children and parents it separated at the border, as pressure mounted to reconnect families more quickly.“The administration’s practice of separating families is cruel, plain and simple,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement. “Every day, it seems like the administration is issuing new, contradictory policies and relying on new, contradictory justifications. But we can’t forget: The lives of real people hang in the balance.”The states, all led by Democratic attorneys general, joined Washington, D.C., in filing the lawsuit in federal court in Seattle. Separately, immigration-rights activists asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to order that parents be released and immediately reunited with their children.The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on the multistate lawsuit. It had no comment on the Los Angeles filing.More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in recent weeks and placed in government-contracted shelters — hundreds of miles away, in some cases — under a now-abandoned policy toward families caught illegally crossing the border.REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/Via PBS NewsHourPeople hold signs to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order to detain children crossing the southern U.S. border and separating families outside of City Hall in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 7, 2018.Amid an international outcry, President Donald Trump last week issued an executive order to stop the separation of families and said parents and children will instead be detained together.But precious few families have been reunited, and the Trump administration has disclosed almost no information on how the process will be carried out or how long it will take.Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday that his department still has custody of 2,047 immigrant children separated from their parents at the border. That is only six fewer children than the number in HHS custody as of last Wednesday.Administration officials have been casting about for detention space for migrants, with the Pentagon drawing up plans to hold as many as 20,000 at U.S. military bases.At the same time, the administration has asked the courts to let authorities detain families together for an extended period while their immigration cases are resolved. Under a 1997 court settlement, children must be released from detention as quickly as possible.Outraged by the family separations, immigrant supporters have led protests in recent days in states such as Florida and Texas.On Tuesday, police arrested 25 demonstrators at a rally ahead of a Los Angeles appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He was scheduled to address the conservative Criminal Justice Legal Foundation at a hotel later in the day.Outside the U.S. attorney’s office, protesters carried signs reading, “Free the children!” and “Stop caging families.” Clergy members blocked the street by forming a human chain. They were handcuffed by police and led away.Later, protesters gathered outside the hotel where Sessions was scheduled to speak. As the attorney general’s motorcade arrived, the crowd chanted, “Nazi, go home.”Weissert reported from Harlingen, Texas and Johnson reported from Seattle. Associated Press writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar in Washington, Amy Taxin in Santa Ana, California and John Antczak in Los Angeles contributed to this report. Sharelast_img read more

Netflix Confirms Tests of Cheaper MobileOnly Streaming Plans in Multiple Markets

first_imgNetflix last month announced that it was going to experiment with lower-cost pricing models in international markets, including in India. Those will be priced “below our current lowest tier,” chief product officer Greg Peters said on the company’s Q3 earnings interview last month. “We’ll see how that does in terms of being able to accelerate our growth and get more access.”Apart from Malaysia and India, Netflix declined to identify the countries where it is planning to test the mobile-only plan. A company rep noted that Netflix routinely tests different concepts, which sometimes never become generally available.“We are always looking for ways to make Netflix more enjoyable and more accessible to people all over the world,” a Netflix spokesman said in a statement to Variety. “In this case, we are testing to understand consumer interest in a mobile-only plan in some countries.”As part of its international push, Netflix is investing heavily in local content, including a growing slate of original series and films in India and anime series including those based on “Pacific Rim” and “Altered Carbon.” The streaming giant has ordered 17 new original shows from Japan, India, Thailand and Taiwan.But Netflix doesn’t tier its service based on access to programming. Its plans are based on use-cases and features, in the same way premium music-streaming services like Spotify and Pandora do. That’s in contrast to traditional premium content services (like pay TV), which are tiered based on programming tonnage: You pay more money, you get more channels.In the U.S, Netflix offers three plans: the single-stream, non-HD Basic ($7.99 per month); the Standard two-stream HD tier ($10.99 per month); and Premium, with four streams and Ultra HD access ($13.99 per month).Netflix’s latest pricing-plan test reflects the fact that Asia overindexes on mobile-video usage. To a greater extent than anywhere else in the world, Asian consumers treat smartphones as their “first screen.”About 74% of all video plays in the second quarter of 2018 were on mobile devices in the Asia-Pacific region, according to online-video platform vendor Ooyala. That’s compared with 65% in Latin America, 56% in North America, and 54% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for the same period. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Netflix has launched trials of a lower-cost streaming plan, priced at around $4 per month — which will let you watch only on mobile devices.The mobile-only tests are running in select countries, including Malaysia, Netflix said, and may not become widely available. The trials are aimed at appealing to smartphone-centric users in Asia and priced to be competitive with other streaming-video options.The first confirmed test is in Malaysia, as first reported by The Star newspaper. In that country, the mobile-only tier — which is limited to standard-definition video — is priced at 17 ringgit per month, or around $4. That’s around half the cost of Netflix’s current entry-level Basic package, at RM33 ($7.90) per month, and 60% cheaper than the Standard two-stream HD plan at RM42 ($10). Popular on Variety “Even two years ago, you could make the argument that user-consumption patterns would not have allowed a subscription package like this to work. But now it does,” says Belsasar Lepe, founder and CTO of Ooyala, adding: “With 5G on the horizon, this will look even smarter.”Netflix’s previous pricing tests have included a high-end streaming plan centered on Ultra HD and HDR features in select markets earlier this year, set at around $17 monthly. At this point, the company hasn’t moved to introduce it as a generally available option.last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan has secret fear

first_imgBollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen in filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s upcoming directorial Dilwale, says that he is facing a ‘secret fear’ at night.The 49-year-old actor shared his problem on micro-blogging website Twitter, where he said that he fears eating up his children because he finds them cute and ‘edible’. “I have this secret fear that one night while I am sleep walking I will eat up my kids… because I find them sooo edible. Slurp slurp,” the Happy New Year actor tweeted.Shah Rukh at the moment has three movies in his kitty.Dilwale, which is slated to hit the theatres on December 18, also stars Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Boman Irani and Vinod Khanna.He will also be seen in Rahul Dholakia’s Raees and Maneesh Sharma’s directorial Fan, which are slated to release next year.last_img read more

Opening of states Ichkabal archaeological site delayed

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The opening of the Ichkabal archaeological zone will not happen this year and has been delayed due to lack of structure.Deborah Angulo Villanueva, president of the Association of Hotels and Motels for the central and southern zone, said that although it is a long-term project, the sector lacks information in regards to the new site.She points out that it is not complete and that there is no set date for completion even though this year, 10 to 15 million peso has been allocated for the Ichkabal archaeological area.At a press conference, the hotel representative said that this week Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the Tourism Promotion Trust of the Riviera Maya, will arrive to confirm the head for the new Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo body.His visit is in response to a complaint from the sector for lack of information on this new council. Those involved in state tourism will be informed about its possible date of operation, structure and link to the southern area, among other issues.Angulo Villanueva says that one of the first points that will be discussed is to increase tourism to the southern part of the state, noting that although the average stay has gone up two two nights from one, it is still far from the three to four nights as seen in other nearby destinations.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Christchurch rocked but airport still rolling

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.C Aftershocks this morning have continued to rock Christchurch, as the city lies disrupted following Saturday morning’s earthquake.New Zealand’s second-largest city lies in tatters after the earthquake, which measured 7.1 on the Richter scale, forced authorities to impose a curfew on 372,600 residents of the city between 7pm last evening and 7am this morning, reported.The aftershock, which measured a comparatively timid 3.8 on the Richter scale, came as tens of thousands of people tried to return to work this morning, but were actively discouraged by army and police.Dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake has been a nightmare for authorities, as people try to leave the city amidst a tangle of dislocated infrastructure. About 80 police officers from Auckland had been rushed to the south island to assist in law enforcement, as people demonstrate panic and frustration at petrol stations as they try to evacuate the city. Fears of looting, contaminated water, and power cuts hung over the city last night and into this morning, in the wake of what seemed to be a ghost town with little car or pedestrian traffic.”The scale of what has happened here is enormous,” Christchurch mayor Bob Parker said, before adding that it was miraculous that no-one had been killed in the natural disaster.The damage bill could be as high as NZ$2 billion (AU$1.6 billion), Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson said.Christchurch International Airport reopened at about 1.30pm on Saturday after hundreds of passengers were temporarily stranded by the airport closure, reported RadioNZ.There was superficial damage in both terminal buildings, including cracked walls, collapsed ceilings and broken glass, the airport’s chief executive, Jim Boult said.But the buildings are all structurally fine and 100 percent operational, he added.Christchurch, a tourist gateway for New Zealand, hosts tens of thousands of Australians each year.Some of Christchurch’s CBD hotels including Heritage, Millennium, Marque, Quest, Copthorne Central and Novotel are all up and running. The Copthorne Durham is speculated to be closed. Food deliveries are all normal and power has been returned to the CBD area since Saturday afternoon. A small section of the CBD area is cordoned off due to safety issues and to prevent sightseers from endangerment.last_img read more

Uluru climb in steep descent

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Controversial ascent may be banned. Image: Stefano Veneziani Scaling Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory may soon become a thing of the past, as climber numbers have dropped dramatically since 2010. Two years ago only 38 percent of visitors trekked the impressive cultural icon, while a survey released in June this year has indicated that these figures had almost halved.Parks Australia will reportedly cease offering the climb once numbers fall below 20 percent, according to News Limited.The organisation has promised to consult the public and tourism operators before any decision is made to close the climb and plan to offer alternative activities for visitors to the area.Uluru’s traditional indigenous owners ask visitors not to climb the monolith for cultural, environmental and safety reasons.The journey to the summit has taken the lives of 36 climbers since 1958.last_img read more

News podcast the profits of human trafficking

first_imgThe Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week:Human trafficking for sexual exploitation generates 99 billion dollars annually;the EU launches infringement procedures against Cyprus for  failing to comply with Directives for the protection of nature;the annual Pride march takes place on SundayFor more, visit: May LikeHeart of the Village Inn, Modern Vermont B&B5 Vermont Beer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2019Heart of the Village Inn, Modern Vermont B&BUndoFinancialurbanTop 9 Finest Universities Around The GlobeFinancialurbanUndoSamsung Galaxy S9 | Search AdsTop deals on Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9 | Search AdsUndo Two of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoGreek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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