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Monday, December 2, 2019

CG4DU writes letter to Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Dec 1, 2019

December 1, 2019
Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Via email:
Dear Prime Minister,
Congratulations on your recent parliamentary elections victory. We wish you much success in leading Canada in support of global concerns, especially peace and security.
Indeed, this is the purpose of our letter. We wish to ask for your personal intervention with the leaders of France and Germany meeting with Ukraine and Russia’s counterparts on Dec. 9 to resolve Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its war in Donbas. The situation is dire. The aggressor has taken some 14,000 lives, wounded over 30,000, and displaced about 1.5 million Ukrainians, yet denies culpability.
This is Russia’s methodology; wreak havoc, deny, then advance. We are confident that it will perform similarly at the Normandy meeting, seeking carte blanche for its crimes while taking no responsibility. Russia must be contained. Instead we believe
it will advance.
Recently, accused of war crimes, it withdrew from the Geneva Convention relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflict. This may be its way of avoiding further censure as it escalates conflicts in Ukraine, Syria or elsewhere. We are deeply concerned as Russia has amassed thousands of military vehicles with prohibited weapons on the Ukrainian border.
We are also troubled by the national self-interest motivating some global democracies to adopt pro-Russia positions. President Emmanuel Macron public musings about lifting sanctions and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pursuit of energy dependency for much of Europe via NordStream2. Such actions strengthen Russia, not democracies.
It appears that the talks are skewed to favour Russia at Ukraine’s expense but capitulation is unacceptable to Ukraine nor must it be for its democratic interlocutors. Russia is the criminal and must not be rewarded for crimes, otherwise it continues to spread chaos, erode democracies worldwide or invade sovereign territories.
The outcome of the Normandy talks, therefore, will affect all of us. For this reason we proposed in our letter of November 29, 2019 that Canada, with its fine global reputation and special partnership with Ukraine, join the Normandy talks as the fifth member.
If this is not possible in the short time available we ask for a clear message to France and Germany that Canada supports Ukraine’s sovereignty. Russia must fulfill the ceasefire (it has increased the number of killed and wounded in recent days); withdraw from occupied Crimea and Donbas; and comply with Ukraine’s constitution specifying no special status for Donbas.
Should the talks fail, Canada understands Ukraine’s need to terminate the skewed Minsk agreements where Russia, the aggressor, sits in judgment. This, however, does not solve the problem. International laws and agreements were and continue to be broken by Russia yet the endemic problem of punishment -- economic sanctions - are insufficient to deliver desired results. The perpetrator prevails and the global threat remains. A sterner approach in dealing with Russia — any rogue state — is needed.
The answer may lie in NATO’s new “expert group” created “to develop and strengthen its political dimensions”. The idea is most timely, as democratic leaders grapple with autocrats’ global threats including nuclear proliferation, genocide, destruction of habitats and mass migrations. The expert group of which Canada is a member offers an opportunity to make a leading contribution.
The current practice for breaking international law is to administer punitive measures against violators on an ad hoc basis — like the coalition of the willing — or, ultimately, to take military measures. The expert group is in a position to address the missing links between insufficient sanctions and war against the aggressor. It might be a system of graduated punishments that increase as crimes persist or rise. Countries as well as their leaders will be punished.
If such an entity existed, Russia’s lawlessness as well as its ever-widening and free-wheeling global military, cyber and social media warfare, might be less ominous. Russia’s current defiance of international law, for instance, would lead to increased sanctions
and exclusion from entities like the G20, WTO, SWIFT; even the UN Security Council. It would not have been allowed to monitor its own crimes via the OSCE peace mission in the Donbas warzone or sit in judgement of its crimes in the upcoming Normandy talks.
Returning to the immediate, we stress that as Russia’s penetration of politics in the United States is exposed and its president shows a suspicious awe for his Russian counterpart, Canada and its allies need to address their own security. A pushback against Russia is
mandatory. Influencing France and Germany to stand up to Russia’s war by supporting Ukraine’s democratic aspirations at the Normandy talks is a must. We’re confident that Canada’s high international reputation will ensure that your request to
France and Germany to stand by Ukraine and justice against Russia’s war will be favourably considered.
Thank you for taking our positions into account. We will be following progress on these matters with great interest, and would be happy to assist as required.

Warmest regards,

Oksana Bashuk Hepburn
Dr. Ihor Cap
Dr. Roman Jakubow
Vicki Karpiak
Myroslava Oleksiuk
Marta Onufriv
Dr. Lada Roslycky
Stephanie Savyn
Oksana Shmigelsky

The Hon. Francois-Philippe Champagne
Hon. Chrystia Freeland M.P.
Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan, M.P.
Hon. Andrew Scheer, M.P.
Jagmeet Singh, M.P.
Yvan Baker, M.P.
Julie Dzerowicz, M.P.
James Maloney, M.P.
Arif Virani, M.P.
James Bezan, M.P.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant for Fine Dining Below the Waves of the Indian Ocean

By Ihor Cap

Some like to eat their Dinner in the Sky but song writers Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from Disney's1989 animated filmThe Little Mermaid, maintain that it is always better “Under the Sea.” I am sure you will not get an argument from America’s beloved undersea cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants about that statement. On April 15, 2005, the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant called “Ithaa” (meaning “Mother of Pearl” in Dhivehi) opened its doors to the public at the two uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Maldives, Rangalifinolhu and the adjoining island of Rangali. Together, the islands form the Conrad Maldives Resort & Spa. A 500-metre (or 1640 feet) footbridge connects the lucky visitors coming from the nearby beach bungalows and spa village to the Ithaa Restaurant.  Ithaa itself is located 5 meters or 16.4 feet under the ocean. 

This all-glass restaurant will provide you with spectacular views of the reef and marine life below the waves of the Indian Ocean unlike anywhere else in the world while you sip champagne and sample the indigenous cuisine of the Maldives Island’s.  Prices can run up to as much as $200 US per person, but where else will you be engulfed with a 180°panoramic view as well as a 270° rooftop view of the ocean floor life.  Only 14 people will be treated to exclusive “Ithaa” fine aquarium dining in a tunnel at any given time. The R-cast acrylic tunnel restaurant itself was constructed by M.J. Murphy Ltd. – a New Zealand design consultancy agency. Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc, an American company in the United States manufactured it.
Author Information:
Ihor Cap is a web author and father of two wonderful children.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winnipeggers warm up to with each passing year officially launched its website on a cold February day in 2016 but Winnipeggers warmed up to the site quickly.   
February 25, 2019The web site went live on February 25, 2016. The Winnipeg community now has its own go-to-source website for searching and submitting garage sales and related events. It is 100% free, and no registration is required. The garage sale surfing season here only begins to warm up in April, and really heats up by May. Garage and yard sale signs, sandwich boards, and all sorts of related notices calculated to gain the attention of pedestrians and moving vehicles to their one-of-a-kind event cover the city!
The internet world is no less busy with hundreds of garage sale postings on various websites that do not always leave the visitor with a satisfactory experience. More Winnipeggers are now choosing to visit to search for garage sales in their area or post their own event. They are coming to because they are served more quickly by a clean and uncluttered design that does not leave them more confused or stressed. They come to because it allows them to have a positive on-site experience while we work on additional ways to accommodate a growing audience.

This year, the web site surpassed 7000 visits. By the end of 2018, the website already had 6900 visits or 305% more visitors than the inaugural year (1704 visits in 2016).  EzReklama thinks it has something to do with their offerings. “Useful articles, helpful how to videos,  an easy to follow monthly calendar of scheduled sales, free technical support, and even a newly introduced community forum platform to talk about what we enjoy doing all contributes to visitor loyalty”,  says website and promotions Manager, Ihor Cap.  This is quite an array of capabilities that is not readily offered by other websites.
For more information about garage sales in Winnipeg, visit this state-of-the-art website today. It’s just a click away!

Author: Dariya Dyryk-Cap
Ihor Cap, Internet Marketing and Promotions Manager
Web Site:

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EzReklama (pronounced easy Reklama) is the first all-inclusive online business that uses cutting-edge technology to deliver advertising, publishing and promotions online.