The University has broken ground on Phase II of Eddy Street Commons, according to a University press release published Dec. 19.The project, which will cost $90 million and is a joint project between the University and Kite Realty, will result in 8,500 square feet of restaurant space, a new Robinson Community Learning Center, a stand-alone grocery store and more than 400 housing units, the press release said.Phase I of the project, the press release said, will open in September 2018, and “the two phases represent a nearly $300 million investment in the Northeast Neighborhood,” located south of the University.According to the release, the “mixed-use space — retail, office and apartments — is 100 percent leased, and the condos and townhomes have all been sold.”Greg Hakanen, director of Northeast Neighborhood Redevelopment for the University, said in the release the project will benefit the neighborhood as well as Notre Dame.“Massive steps have already been taken to revitalize and regenerate the Northeast Neighborhood for the good of not only the University but the community as well, and this is the last step,” he said. “Phase II will take the biggest existing negative in the neighborhood and turn it into a major positive.”Phase II, the press release said, will include “two graduate-style apartment buildings and a new Robinson Community Learning Center on the east side of Eddy Street and two market-rate apartment buildings on the west side of Eddy Street.”According to the release, the project will include space for “small, local specialty shops, small cafes or coffee shops or insurance or law offices.”Matt Gabet, senior vice president of operational strategy with Kite Realty, said in the press release that Phase II of the project will “complement” Phase I and the neighborhood, and he credited the University for being a “true partner.”“Because of our partnership structure and collective determination, we were able to work through issues, solve problems and deliver the project you see today,” he said.Hakanen echoed Gabet’s sentiments, and said Kite Realty was vital to the process of working on the project through the housing crash from 2008 to 2012.“It was this extraordinary commitment to the project that made engaging Kite as the developer for Phase II an easy decision,” Hakanen said in the press release.South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said in the release that the project will be a welcome addition to the community.“Eddy Street Commons Phase II will build upon Phase I’s success in growing the South Bend economy and strengthening the city’s relationship with Notre Dame,” Buttigieg said. “Because the project pays for itself, it is a win-win for Notre Dame, local employers and the South Bend community.”According to the press release, the Eddy Street Commons project is one piece of “a broader effort on the part of the University, city of South Bend, South Bend Heritage Foundation, Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO) and Northeast Neighborhood Council (NENC) to improve the Northeast Neighborhood with strategic investments in education, housing and infrastructure.”Completion of the project will conclude with Phase II, the press release said, which is estimated to occur in mid-2020.Tags: Eddy Street Commons, Northeast Neighborhood Council, Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization, Phase II, South Bend Heritage Foundation
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A man is facing several charges after allegedly breaking into a condemned apartment on Fairmount Avenue in Jamestown Thursday morning.Jamestown Police allege Dennis Wallace, 42, was located by a maintenance worker inside the apartment at 283 Fairmount Ave. before fleeing the area.Police say Wallace was later taken into custody at the 3rd Street Dollar General store.Officers report Wallace was allegedly in possession of a stolen license plate from a local car dealership. Wallace is charged with third-degree criminal trespass and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Police say he was taken to Jamestown City Jail.
“Any nation that needs soybeans at this time of year has to come to us to getthem,” he said. But the prices of retail bread and wheat products remained the same because thewheat value in the product is already quite low. Through 1996, world wheat stocks dropped to a very low level. It becameimperative to either grow a very large crop or use less wheat. Because those stockswere so low, prices rose. Shumaker said the rising wheat prices earlier this year didn’t really affectGeorgians, though. Local prices dropped near the harvest period. The main grainexporting facility in Savannah closed last year, further depressing prices. Georgia farmers grew a very large corn crop. Farmers really had to manage theway they sold their corn, to reduce their risk of getting caught by falling prices, hesaid. A lot of the effect farmers felt was due to a cold, wet spring in the Midwest. Thatkept those farmers from harvesting their wheat on time and planting corn. Other feed grains include soybeans. Georgia farmers are just getting back intogrowing soybeans. “For many years, other crops such as peanuts, cotton, corn orwheat, were more profitable,” Shumaker said. “So farmers grew those instead ofsoybeans.” New management programs are helping Georgia farmers grow soybeans atprofitable levels. They’re contributing to the record U.S. soybean exports thisyear, too. “Here at the end of 1996, I would expect to see some increase in soybean acres (for1997),” Shumaker said, “and a slight decline in the corn market.” The near-record crop caused prices to fall sharply during harvest. They droppedfrom $5.50 per bushel during early spring to about $2.50 per bushel duringharvest in September and October. But that’s good news for livestock farmers and retail meat buyers. Lower cornand other feed grain costs help lower the cost of raising beef cattle, hogs andchickens. Lower production costs gradually translate into slight retail price drops. Worldwide wheat production jumped through the rest of 1996. “In fact, right nowthere is really an excess of wheat in the market,” Shumaker said. That’s pushingprices back down. “1996 was a good year for all the grains in Georgia — corn, wheat and soybeans,”said George Shumaker, an economist with the University of Georgia ExtensionService. Current price ratios between soybeans and corn suggest that soybeans are likely toreturn a greater profit than corn for grain farmers, he said. Mother Nature smiled on Georgia grain farmers this year. Not just by sending usfavorable weather, but by making growing conditions unfavorable in the Midwest. This is the first year farmers are operating under the “Freedom to Farm” bill thatallows them to switch to crops that can be more profitable for them. Shumakersaid that’s allowed them to plant different crops as world market prices havedropped or risen.
“A 10-lot development in the heart of the visitor experience will detract from the beauty and serenity that visitors seek when planning trips to Cumberland,” says a spokesperson for the group Wild Cumberland. “Cumberland Island’s founding legislation mandated that the island gradually evolve into a wilder, less developed national seashore as retained rights expire. Allowing a 10-lot subdivision would be a violation of Congressional will and the public trust.” Leave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. An island family is proposing to build a new 10-lot subdivision less than a quarter-mile from Sea Camp on Cumberland Island, a national park and wilderness along the Georgia coast.The land is owned by heirs who did not sell their property to the National Park Service when the park was created 45 years ago. As a result, they own the land outright as a private inholding within Cumberland Island National Seashore.However, the developers still have one logistical hurdle to clear. County regulations require that all subdivisions be fronted by a paved road. The Main Road on Cumberland is unpaved. The developers are requesting a special exemption from this requirement so that their 10-lot subdivision can proceed.You can comment on the special exemption variance by contacting Camden County’s Director of Planning and Development Eric Landon at email@example.com This is the only opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed subdivision. Comments must be received by December 7.An excerpt of the letter announcing the subdivision developer’s proposal and request for a special exemption variance appears below:RE: Special Exception Variance #ZV2016-07To Whom It May Concern:Glenn Warren requests a Hardship Variance from the requirements of the Camden County Unified Development Code (UDC) Sec. 501(b)(3), to allow a 10 lot split with unpaved road frontage. The request is to allow subdivision of the property into 10 lots fronting on Main Road, an unpaved road, since there are no paved streets on Cumberland Island. The Camden County Tax Map shows the property as Tax Parcel 181 006 and located in the C-P, Conservation Preservation Zoning District with access via Main Road. Lumar, LLC is shown as the owner.A hearing on the special exemption variance is scheduled for December 7 in Kingsland, Ga. at 6 p.m. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to comment, or have any questions, contact Camden County Planning and Development Director Eric Landon at (912)729-5603 / firstname.lastname@example.orgAccording to environmental groups, the proposed 10-lot subdivision is completely inappropriate for the sandy, rutted Main Road and the property’s location, less than a quarter-mile from the Cumberland Island Visitor Center and main dock. Construction of a subdivision so close to the headquarters of Cumberland Island National Seashore and its 50,000 annual visitors will be detrimental to visitation, tourism, viewsheds, watersheds, and the sensitive ecology of Cumberland Island. Rare and endangered species could also be affected.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian and Spencer RumseyHere’s the deal, season 5 of Homeland, one of the best, most important shows on television today, is rapidly heading to its thrilling finale this Sunday, December 19. We think it’s worth talking about, and this is what we have to say.The Heroes—and the Villain—Are Women in this Season’s Homeland[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his season of Homeland—its unequivocal, unquestionable, inarguable best—saw the women rise yet again as beacons of strength in an unsteady, chaotic and increasingly terrifying world.Season 5 condemned badass assassin Peter Quinn to damsel-in-distress status, with head CIA honchos Saul Berenson and Dar Adal outplayed and outwitted with every heart-pounding, hair-pulling, throat-constricting twist and turn.These twists were facilitated by the brilliant (and brilliantly evil) double-agent Berlin station chief Allison Carr, superbly played by actress Miranda Otto, and counter-balanced by the heroically-savvy Carrie Mathison, performed with wobbly-chinned perfection by Clare Danes. Returning to season 5 is Astrid (Nina Hoss), Carrie’s German counterpart, both in the intelligence community and as a former and sometime lover of Peter Quinn. The only female weak link is Laura Sutton (Sarah Sokolovic), a thinly-veiled nod to Emmy-award winning documentarian Laura Poitras, of Edward Snowden NSA-document leaking fame. Laura’s lack of appeal could possibly be traced to the annoying actress portraying her or the fact that in real life Laura Poitras is such a rock star that a petulant, self-righteous portrait just rings false.Season 5 arrived two years after the end of the season 4’s action and in a brand new locale: Berlin. Here we find Carrie enveloped in domestic bliss: a bicycle-riding, healthy, loving mom, engaged in a functional relationship with yet another red-headed gent. It’s the perfect contrast to the horror of last season, when terrorists infiltrated the US embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, slaughtering several people (including the heartbreaking Fara) and leaving Carrie and Saul’s relationship in seemingly irreparable tatters.As fans of Homeland know, however, Carrie’s peaceful life couldn’t be long for this world. And, of course, it wasn’t.By the end of the first episode, Carrie was summarily sucked back into the life she’d been trying to leave behind, plunged into the darkest depths of the CIA underbelly where evil and betrayal lie in wait in the form of yet another red-headed agent.Season 5 takes its sweet time in revealing the vastness of Alison’s self-serving, ugly, survivalist soul.She manifests it first in a cleverly placed assignment: a hit on Carrie by Agent Quinn. Then, as the series races to its finale, we see the true dimensions of her evil when Allison is willing to let thousands of civilians get locked in a Berlin subway station at rush hour, and she does nothing to prevent the release of sarin gas and their imminent tortured deaths, something Quinn describes in chilling detail in episode 9, “The Litvinov Ruse.”“Sarin is a fucked up way to die,” he tells a hesitant terrorist. “It attacks the respiratory center of the nervous system, paralyses the muscles around the lungs. You convulse, you vomit, your bladder and your bowels evacuate.”Late in the season, viewers watch (full disclosure: I did not watch; I hid under a blanket until it was over) these exact symptoms take over Quinn’s body as he is subjected to sarin. He is saved, kinda, by the administration of an antidote by a sympathetic terrorist whose cousin is the ring-leader behind the upcoming attack. Acting like knights in shining armor Carrie and Astrid rescue him while he’s still barely alive and take him to a hospital where he clings to life in a coma.It is only Carrie and Astrid who can see through the dark dealings of Allison, a double agent working for the Russians, motivated by a love of money, men and the best daiquiris on the planet. It is Carrie who connects the two attempts on her life to the Russians and the leaked CIA documents to Allison. She unwinds Allison’s intricate plot, and her sleuthing traces the planned sarin attack to its rightful place, the subway, not the airport as Alison had led her male bosses to believe. Saul Berenson and Dar Adal, on the other hand, spend the season three steps behind her, captivated by Allison’s duplicitous subservience and deceived by her quick-witted manipulation and on-her-feet thinking. Every time we think Allison is about to be caught red-handed and exposed, she slips through Dar and Saul’s thick, inept fingers.This Sunday’s finale will find Carrie single-handedly confronting the terrorist mastermind in a dark subway tunnel—the last vestige of hope for the Germans (and the CIA). Allison has made a hasty exit, squirreling away from Saul yet again, leaving him to realize what Carrie had already concluded. How the plot wraps up will undoubtedly be a satisfying end to an exciting season. I would love to see Allison subjected to a lengthy stint in a federal pen, all privileges-like her diplomatic-parking pass-revoked, instead of a martyr-making shootout. For added fun, how about a drinking game: Drink a beer every time Carrie busts out her wobbly frowny face.-Jaime FranchiRussian double agent Allison Carr has been played brilliantly by actress Miranda Otto. (Photo credit: Homeland)Behind the Eerie Coincidences of ‘Homeland’ and Real News[dropcap]P[/dropcap]art of Homeland’s appeal this season—its strong female characters and deft storytelling notwithstanding—is how it has essentially followed real-life news events with chilling accuracy. From an attack in a major European city, wannabe terror goons contemplating traveling to Syria, and the debate within government agencies struggling to deal with ISIS, the show’s creators have essentially predicted world events as they’re happening—and it’s actually pretty fucking eerie.Just weeks after the horrific attacks in Paris, the fifth season began following a group of ISIS posers plotting to release a deadly nerve agent in Berlin—and authorities there were none the wiser until our beloved foam-mouthed Quinn was used as a lab rat to warn fear-stricken German citizens that, unless the United Nations recognized the Islamic State as a legitimate state, it’d unleash hell on Earth.Speaking of Quinn, he was the man CIA officials called in to debrief them inside a dimly-lit room at Langley (we assume) at the outset of the season and was greeted by dumb-struck questioners who, despite their vast resources, were incapable of implementing their own anti-ISIS strategy. We don’t know if the showrunners’ were making a political point—Republicans have criticized President Obama for not doing enough to take out ISIS—but Quinn, as usual, answered their sophomoric queries with brutal honesty. Either send troops and an equal amount of elementary school educators to Syria, he advised, or bomb Raqqa—ISIS’ home base inside Syria—“into a parking lot.” In Quinn’s eyes, there’s no middle ground. You either win over hearts and minds by giving people—young people in particular—hope for the future with legitimate educational resources while simultaneously picking ISIS apart on the battle field, or you bomb the hell out of Raqqa until nothing’s left—civilian casualties be damned.Let’s come back to real life for a second. Quinn’s suggestions are very telling because he’s giving American viewers a glimpse into how own government is confronting ISIS. There are many who believe that the real battle being fought is the one over ideology. ISIS has taken advantage of social media to expand its reach and has been adept at recruiting followers from Western nations by convincing them that the West is at war with Islam. So when presidential candidates like Donald Trump spout anti-Islam rhetoric and persecute an entire religion, experts argue, that prejudice plays right into ISIS’ hands. Once ISIS has sympathizers in its grasp, it convinces them that a prophesized apocalyptic battle inside Syria is upon us, pitting Muslims against the West.It’s obvious that Homeland’s showrunners have done their homework.In last Sunday’s episode, Carrie confronts a member of Hezbollah living in Germany so she can gleam information out of him about the terror cell threatening Germany.“You’re soldiers involved in a political struggle,” Carrie tells the man, who doesn’t trust her. “These are zealots prophesying…a countdown to the apocalypse.”“Like I said,” the man responds, “idiots, scum.”For those who have covered ISIS’s meteoric rise, this obsession with the apocalypse is nothing new. But for many viewers whose only image of ISIS is of masked men beheading and immolating apostates, this apparent infatuation with a world-ending battle for the ages may come as a shock.Americans, too, are infatuated with the end of the world, but that’s only during episodes of The Walking Dead, and shows and movies of its ilk.To prepare for this prophesied battle, ISIS has gone as far as seizing an entire city they believe will be the site of this epic war with the West. (Do yourself a favor and check out these series of tweets by New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi to better understand ISIS’ strategy.)“ISIS invested significant resources into taking the Syrian town of Dabiq last summer,” according to Vox. “Dabiq has minimal military significance, but figures prominently in some of the apocalyptic prophecies that ISIS uses in its propaganda.”Homeland fans familiar with Fox’s post-9/11 thriller 24—also written and produced by Homeland’s Howard Gordon—would acknowledge that the writers never went this far to explain to its audience what truly drives the bad guys. But Homeland, at least this season anyway, has chosen to get in the minds of the fictional terrorists we’re watching on our TV sets. When you look deeper, you realize the ISIS they’ve created for our viewing pleasure isn’t fiction at all—and that’s why this season of Homeland is worth watching.But it also begs the question: if Homeland is so effective at leveraging current-day issues to better inform its story, why did it allow itself to self-destruct after season 1?-Rashed MianPeter Quinn has had a tough go at it this season. First he was enlisted to kill Carrie and then he was shot and poisoned with sarin gas. (Photo credit: Homeland)‘Homeland’ Has a Lot to Answer For in Season 5[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his season of Homeland is embedded so deeply in the entertainment cortex of my brain that I can’t even remember the other four years without evoking some infuriating memories about characters I miss and those I couldn’t wait to banish (I’m looking at you, Brody, and your annoying daughter, too). But this year the show is riding a wave of intense political and cultural consideration that is so combustible it’s almost hard to talk about without igniting some heated argument.And that’s just the backstory about Homeland’s alleged racism and bigotry. Subjecting all the plot concatenations to critical analysis is another sore point. Selling out the free world for the best daiquiris in the Caribbean? Come on! Make Allison a closet Marxist revolutionary cadre member with a fixation on Herbert Marcuse, not an aging debutante who longs to party on the beach with her renegade boyfriend at Banana Joe’s—unless the joint is really named after Joseph Stalin. Now that would be a twist!Meanwhile, as the finale looms ahead, the Berlin U-bahn is about to become a sarin-gas oven—if the evil guys aren’t stopped in time by our intrepid duo of Carrie and Astrid (Nina Hoss, whose eyes seem to encompass Western Civilization if you stare into them long enough).I’m worried about Quinn. That guy is my favorite CIA assassin ever. You know he suffers—and this season, oh my God, that pain runs deep down.But he plays an important role in this show, always has. But I didn’t foresee that Quinn would be the one speaking truth to power in some Pentagon/CIA basement conference room when he was brought in from the hot zone to describe how our Syria campaign is all fucked up. As the Vanity Fair’s culture critic, James Wolcott, rightly pointed out, it is a great exchange of opinions. The comfortable bureaucrat asks him: “Is our strategy working?” Quinn replies: “What strategy? Tell me what the strategy is and I’ll tell you if it’s working.”The other side, Quinn reminds his superiors, does have a plan: “They call it the end times… They’re there for one reason and one reason only: to die for the Caliphate and usher in a world without infidels. That’s their strategy and it’s been that way since the seventh century.”He concludes that a few more pairs of special-ops’ boots on the ground might not be enough. More like a quarter million. Too bad the Republicans didn’t quote Quinn’s figures during their recent debate in Las Vegas, but then Homeland might be too liberal for their taste, especially when it was reported that President Obama watched it Sunday nights in the White House. Besides, they’re probably bigger fans of 24, the Fox thriller that came to an end when Jack Bauer finally ran out of time.Emily Nussbaum, the insightful TV critic for The New Yorker, called Homeland the “antidote” for 24, which she described as “a well-made fun machine, a sleek right-wing dreamscape with just enough moral ambiguity to elevate it above a Road Runner cartoon.” Tellingly, Homeland’s creators, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, both former writers of 24,took the idea for this series from Hatufim, an Israeli drama about prisoners of war. But these two show-runners have been taking some heat themselves for the critical choices they’ve made in Homeland. And I think it’s rightly deserved, but hypocrite that I am, I will watch every minute of it.This summer when the show was being shot in Berlin a group known as The Arabian Street Artists got onto the set and added a slew of subversive graffiti on the walls of what was supposed to be a Syrian refugee camp: “Homeland is NOT a series,” “Homeland is racist,” “Homeland is a watermelon [aka a joke]” and “The situation is not to be trusted.” They were hired to tag the scenes with pro-Assad slogans. No dice. They did their work in plain sight, right under the eyes of the producers.But, as the artists later explained in a statement, “Arabic script is merely a supplementary visual that completes the horror-fantasy of the Middle East, a poster image dehumanizing an entire region to human-less figures in black burqas and moreover, this season, to refuges. The show has thus created a chain of causality with Arabs at its beginning and as its outcome—their own victims and executioners at the same time.”Gordon and Gansa conceded they were tricked but defended the show’s integrity and insisted their narrative wouldn’t recapitulate the same old stereotypes as the villains. Clearly that’s a bone of contention, depending on your point of view. Russians can’t be too happy with the story line.But we’re all victims in the West, and we’re all complicit, too, especially those from the countries that divvied up the Arab world after 1917. In light of the recent Paris attacks, when Muslims were among the massacred victims at the sidewalk cafes, murdered for the crime of enjoying themselves on a Friday night, we saw once again how indiscriminate the killers could be in choosing their targets. I’m sure that it’s that added context of randomness which makes watching Homeland more than the usual escapist fare.I doubt that Homeland is the “most bigoted show on television,” as some critics say, but I wish it had a better answer to appease them.On the other hand, it seems to be the only program outside of a documentary on PBS that is even tackling these underlying themes in a compelling, intelligent manner for a mainstream audience.“I don’t know if Homeland is the best show on television, whatever that means,” writes Wolcott in Vanity Fair, “but it’s the most important show on TV in 2015, and not just because of its powers of prognostication. It’s gotten under the anxious skin of the here and now with heightened realism rather than by raising a fantasy construct or adding ornate wings to its own mythology.”On its theatrical merits alone, this season of Homeland reminds me of how I felt spending my Sunday nights watching the thrilling original CBS series, Mission: Impossible, which first aired in 1966. Instead of a dweebie NSA insider like Edward Snowden, the show introduced us to Daniel Briggs (Steven Hill), a tweedy professorial ring-leader in charge of a covert group of Americans carrying out top-secret missions with ingenious high-tech equipment, brilliant deception and old-fashioned derring-do. The original cast included Greg Morris as Barney Collier, the brainy wizard behind the gadgetry—going against the cultural stereotype, this genius was played by an African-American actor, although typical for the time, he was never allowed a love interest—plus Martin Landau as Rollin Hand and Barbara Bain (sigh!), as Cinnamon Carter.Every episode was a riveting hour of adrenaline-pumping action full of intrigue and suspense. You knew they would win, they had to win or there would have been uprisings in the streets of suburbia across our great nation, but you could never guess how. The enemies were always either corrupt Communist villains from the Soviet Bloc or ruthless despots from South America, some with despicable Nazi ties. You never thought twice about their own cultural context, you took their two-dimensional characters as a given. It wasn’t heavy-handed, chest-pumping propaganda. I just never thought those villains were out there trying to kill us; I just worried about them killing Cinnamon, I mean, Ms. Carter and her team. And, of course, I occasionally worried about those nuclear missiles the Soviets had aimed at our house.Now, in Homeland, we can rest assured that Carrie, Astrid, Saul and even that duplicitous Dar Adal will find a way to save Berlin. What happens to that treasonous Allison is another story. But whether a TV show can save civilization from itself is a burden no work of art, let alone mass entertainment, should have to bear alone. We shall see how it goes.-Spencer Rumsey
Leaders of NAFCU’s award-winning government affairs team Thursday provided credit unions with insights into how the power structure of Congress and regulatory agencies could be impacted by the outcomes of the 2020 election. In addition, NAFCU’s Carrie Hunt published a new op-ed in CUInsight touting credit unions’ position for success heading into a new year and congressional session.As of Friday morning, presidential results for Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania were unknown.In her op-ed, Hunt, NAFCU’s executive vice president of government affairs and general counsel, noted the uncertainty remaining in the election results: The presidential winner has yet to be called, and while Democrats will maintain control of the House, Senate control is dependent upon the outcome of races that are too close to call.“It is important to remember that there are several issues still to be resolved this year before we even get to the winners being sworn in come January,” Hunt wrote. “Congressional leaders will soon turn their attention to the remaining work left for this Congress, and NAFCU will be advocating for credit unions every step of the way. This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data…
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Chinese prosecutors said on Friday they have charged two detained Canadians for alleged espionage, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing.Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested in late 2018 on state security charges, after Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies Co’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver on a U.S. warrant.In December, China’s foreign ministry said it had ended an investigation into the two, and the case had been turned over to prosecutors. Kovrig’s case is being handled by prosecutors in Beijing, and Spavor’s in the northeastern province of Liaoning. Canada has called the arrests “arbitrary”.Last month, Huawei’s Meng, the daughter of the founder of the telecoms giant, lost a legal bid to avoid extradition to the United States to face bank fraud charges, dashing hopes for an end to her house arrest in Vancouver.She recently raised a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition, court documents released on Monday showed.Topics :