Apartment scandal forces PM to resign
The Associated Press
Prague, Czech Republic (Apr 26, 2005)
Prime Minister Stanislav Gross resigned yesterday after weeks of political crisis sparked by a scandal over the financing of his luxury apartment.
Gross first said he financed it with the help of a mortgage, but later said he borrowed money from his uncle. The Czech news media later reported that his uncle had borrowed the money from a journalist he barely knew.
Shame on City Council for having considered this disrespectful act against the greatest Mayor Hamilton has ever had!
It makes me sick to see Council being this disrespectful!
From the Hamilton Spectator:
Copps Coliseum name up for sale
By Jacquie De Almeida
The Hamilton Spectator
The city’s entertainment board will consider taking Victor Copps’s name off Copps Coliseum if it can find a big-name corporate sponsor.
If you name something in honour of a great person, you keep that person’s name on it!
What a stupid get rich quick scheme!
Of course, it would not be a city council related story without Sam Merulla adding his two cents:
Ward 4 Councillor Sam Merulla favours selling the naming rights. But he said losing the Copps name entirely would be disrespectful and remove all historical significance of the city-owned building.
“This (facility) was named for a reason,” Merulla said. “We can find a compromise somewhere.”
No, Sam there is not a compromise here. It either remains Copps Coliseum or not.
The problem with the old setup is that when I move my cgi-bin MT directory, the rebuild changes the numbers because I sometimes use numbers to store data and never use the number for a public post.
Basically, this entry below this should be the 286th entry but it is not. When I rebuild to fool Dos and TBSpam attacks, the rebuild will renumber it to 283 which will confuse search engines and legimate users. I have now fixed that problem.
By STEPHANIE RUBEC, Parliamentary Bureau
A power struggle with Defence Minister Bill Graham has provoked the military’s acting ombudsman to resign just weeks into her job. Barbara Finlay, who was appointed acting ombudsman by Graham when Andre Marin resigned April 1, stepped down last week.
Spokeswoman Barbara Theobalds said Finlay quit after she received a letter from Graham April 14 confirming her appointment and asking that she forward sensitive complaints to the minister’s office.
WANTS ‘FULL AUTHORITY’
Theobalds noted that Marin was not subject to the constraint, adding the rule means if the ombudsman’s office receives more than one complaint on a sensitive topic, Graham has to vet it before an investigation is launched.
“What she wants is the full authority of an ombudsman,” Theobalds said.
Finlay has resumed her former position as the ombudsman’s director general of operations — leaving the office charged with resolving soldiers’ complaints without a boss.
Graham spokeswoman Isabelle Savard said Finlay remains the acting ombudsman in the government’s eyes and denied the minister wants to vet any investigations.
Savard said Graham only wishes to view sensitive investigations after Finlay completes them but before they’re made public — a practice started by her predecessor.
The ombudsman’s office and federal lawyers are expected to meet shortly to try to settle the feud.
Lets think about this, who do I believe? The Ombuds or the Politican who is part of the higher ranks.. (and is part of the Paul Martin government…..)
this is hard…. if this were what the Minister’s office says it is, do you think she would have resigned?
The story has been picked up in other places on the blogosphere Small Dead Animals Polspy CounterFactual
When I was repacking all my stuff to ship to Ontario, I found a shoebox that was full of all the extra army stuff I bought in Gagetown two years ago. (I bought seconds of the stuff I had to shine so that I always had a ready set in case I needed it.)
I found my extra set of rank pins and thought it was pretty cool:
I just got a Yahoo! Reminder:
End-of-Year Social, McLuhan Hall, 4/23/2005, 6:00 pm
except that this social was cancelled in October and I just forgot to remove it from my calendar. I should have organizated that social, would have given me something to do with my night rather than sitting on a computer killing time.
On a sidenote, I did panic for a second thinking what did I forgot? M.Hall – damn, I shipped my suit! Oh no! Then I realized that it was an event I was going to plan for my student group and decided that it was not work during exams.
I AM DONE!!!
YEAH, MY SCHOOL YEAR IS DONE!!!!
AGAIN I AM DONE!!!!
Now, I just have to kill time for the next week. So I am going on a website building spree!
I am going to rebuild my frontpage again and see if I can get something that I really like.