Tag: illegal

Trump Pardons Art Dealer Helly Nahmad, Convicted of Running a Gambling Ring Out of Trump Tower, in One of His Final Presidential Acts

In an 11th-hour act, President Donald Trump has pardoned art dealer Helly Nahmad, who was sentenced in 2014 to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to a single federal gambling charge. Nahmad, a member of the Nahmad family…

/ January 20, 2021

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia’s favourite islands

I fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, near Remarkable Rocks (a popular tourist site), and being awestruck by the Southern Ocean. The island (Australia’s third-largest after Tasmania…

/ January 13, 2021
blank

50 Times Schitt’s Creek Epitomised 2020 For All Of Us

Thanks to a mixture of word of mouth during lockdown and its clean sweep at the Emmys, Schitt’s Creek has enjoyed an explosion in popularity in 2020. And for millions of us, it has been the binge-worthy boxset that has seen us…

/ December 31, 2020
blank

A Brief Reminder Of Charles Kushner’s Creepy Crimes, Through Tweets

Donald Trump’s latest flurry of presidential pardons for allies included a family member, Charles Kushner, who was jailed 15 years ago for tax evasion, making illegal campaign donations and tampering with a witness, his brother-in-law, by orchestrating a sex tape…

/ December 24, 2020
blank

Indonesia’s Peats Restoration Agency gets an extension despite falling to hit its target: what are the hurdles and next strategies?

Despite falling short of its target, Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency is likely to continue its work to rehabilitate the country’s peatland as part of the government’s attempts to meet its emission commitments. Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya…

/ December 18, 2020
blank

French Authorities Seized More Than 27,000 Potentially Looted Archaeological Artifacts Hoarded by a Single Collector in Belgium

French authorities in Belgium have seized a massive haul of 27,400 Roman coins and artifacts believed to have been illegally excavated throughout eastern France. Following a joint investigation by the two nations, officials found the hoard in the possession of…

/ December 17, 2020
blank

Exclusive: How a suspected Chinese spy gained access to California politics

A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios found…

/ December 8, 2020
blank

UN and Ethiopia reach agreement for Tigray aid access | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpxc4pxuaGoEthiopia and the United Nations reached an agreement on Wednesday to allow aid into government-controlled areas of the Tigray region, where federal troops have declared their military operation against local forces over, two UN officials said.This will allow the first…

/ December 2, 2020
blank

Threatened Species Rely On Ecotourism To Survive. So What Happens When The Tourists Stop Coming?

Most years, the Beaufort Sea is freezing over by November and a busy season of polar bear viewing is winding down in the Arctic. As the ice takes hold, the flow of tourists slows to a trickle in the Inupiaq…

/ November 20, 2020
blank

Goods from West Bank settlements to be labeled “Made in Israel,” Pompeo says

After visiting a winery in the Jewish settlement of Psagot in the West Bank, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new policy on Thursday of allowing products from the settlements to be labeled as “made in Israel."Why it matters:…

/ November 19, 2020
blank

It’s hard to see how Crown Resorts can be found ‘fit and proper’ to run Sydney’s Barangaroo casino

Australia’s biggest gambling company, Crown Resorts, has been told by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority to delay its planned December 14 opening of its A$2 billion Barangaroo casino complex in Sydney. The authority wants to wait for the…

/ November 19, 2020
blank

New GOP campaign: Argue that the election is stolen and Biden is illegitimate

President Trump and his allies are setting the stage to claim a Joe Biden presidency would be illegitimate, baselessly questioning everything from how ballots are counted to whether "fake" polls suggesting blue waves that never came are tantamount to voter suppression.Why it…

/ November 5, 2020
blank

A Trove of Steamy Duncan Grant Drawings Were Thought to Have Been Destroyed. Turns Out, They Were Just Hidden Under a Bed

A long lost collection of erotic drawings by British painter Duncan Grant, hidden under a bed for years, is being donated to the Charleston in East Sussex, a museum that operates out of the home Grant shared with painter Vanessa Bell, his artistic…

/ October 8, 2020