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Where is the money give it back to the People! “
Kim Jong-un ‘collecting pedigree dogs’
Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader-in-waiting is following in his father’s footsteps by reportedly splashing out on luxuries, including collecting pedigree dogs.
North Korea’s future leader Kim Jong-un Photo: AFP
By Julian Ryall in Tokyo 6:23PM GMT 30 Nov 2010
According to South Korean intelligence reports, his father Kim Jong Il has been helping himself to the nation’s wealth since he was earmarked as the next leader in 1974. To date, they estimate, he has $4 billion hidden in secret accounts in European banks.
North Korea imported more than $100 million of top-quality wines and liquor, cars and other luxury goods in 2008, according to a report in South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper, while the Kim family’s other hobby is collecting pedigree dogs.
Kim Jong-Il reportedly “adores” the animals and buys dozens of German shepherds, Shih Tzus and other breeds from France and Switzerland every year. The paper said he also buys expensive foreign dog food, shampoo and other pet products, as well as bringing foreign vets to Pyongyang to provide healthcare.
China ‘hijacks’ 15 per cent of world’s internet traffic
China "hijacked" 15 per cent of the world’s internet traffic for 18 minutes earlier this year, including highly sensitive email exchanges between senior US government and military figures, a report to the US Congress said.
By Heidi Blake 8:08AM GMT 18 Nov 2010
A state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm re-routed around 15 per cent of all web traffic through its own servers during a brief period on April 8, the report said.
The incident has raised fears that China may have harvested highly-sensitive information from re-routed emails.
Another theory is that it could be testing a cyber weapon that could disrupt internet traffic from foreign servers.
The traffic included email exchanges from websites of the US Senate and the Department of Defence, along with "many others" including Nasa and the Department of Commerce.
Chinese internet officials have claimed that the re-routing was accidental, but the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s annual report suggested the hijacking could have been "malicious".
"Evidence related to this incident does not clearly indicate whether it was perpetrated intentionally and, if so, to what ends,” the report said.
“However, computer security researchers have noted that the capability could enable severe malicious activities.”
Larry Wortzel, a member of the commission, said: "We don’t know what was done with the data when they got it. When I see things like this happen, I ask, who might be interested with all the communications traffic from the entire Department of Defence and federal government? It’s probably not a graduate student at Shanghai University.
"What could you do if you had the stream of email traffic for 18 minutes to and from the US Joint Chiefs of Staff? Most importantly you would get the internet addresses of everybody that communicated."
While sensitive data such as emails are generally encrypted before being transmitted, the Chinese government holds a copy of an encryption master key which could be used to break into redirected traffic.
Carolyn Bartholomew, vice chairwoman of the commission, said the efforts of Chinese individuals and organisations to penetrate US networks "appear to be more sophisticated than techniques used in the past," raising fears that the Chinese Government is behind the attacks.
"The massive scale and the extensive intelligence and reconnaissance components of recent high profile, China-based computer exploitations suggest that there continues to be some level of state support for these activities," she said.
McAfee, the web security firm, has warned of a rise in political cyber attacks, pointing to China as one of the major actors launching assaults on foreign networks.
US targets include the White House, Department of Homeland Security, US Secret Service and Department of Defence, McAfee said in a report last year.
China’s capacity to launch cyber-attacks on US commercial interests was also highlighted this year after Google threatened to completely shutter its operations in the Asian country, saying it became the target of a series of sophisticated cyber-attacks there.
The superpower has come under fierce criticism for its extensive censorship of the web. Wikipedia, the BBC website and a raft of blog spots are among the sites that have been temporarily or permanently blocked by the Government.
Luxury doggie day care: Pampered pooches are treated to massages, disco and treadmills sessions at VIP centre in New York.
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Luxury doggie day care: Pampered pooches are treated to massages, disco and filet mignon meals at VIP New York venue.
Owners whose pooches are in need of a little extra TLC need look no further than a new doggie day care centre in New York where dogs receive the full VIP treatment.
Fetch Club provides its guests with a canine restaurant, fitness centre, style and photo studio, nightclub and even hotel.
Offering Reiki energy massages to the pampered pooches, Fetch Club has a 3,000 sq ft indoor grass lawn, a pool complete with purified mineral water and offers pedicures and manicures to Manhattan’s barking elite.
Modern oasis: A satisfied customer enjoys a low-stress blow dry and infra-red treatment at the Fetch Club for dogs in Manhattan, New York
Pampered pooch: A canine is stimulated with liver-scented bubbles during group playtime sessions
There is also a workout room, and photo studio for pet shoots with a stylist on hand.
Set inside a 13,000 sq ft warehouse near the heart of New York’s Financial District, Fetch Club aims to be a modern oasis for the modern urban dog.
‘We are here to take care of the mental, physical and spiritual needs of New York’s urban canines,’ said Peter Balestrieri, 52, who opened Fetch Club earlier this month with his girlfriend Janna Lee, 25.
‘For £190 a year, a Fetch Club member can leave their dog with us for the day knowing that they will be cared for and most importantly entertained.
‘Dependent on the needs of the parent of the dog we can place their pup on one of our two fitness treadmills where they can exercise while watching a video clip on a plasma screen of squirrels running or dogs playing.
Striking a pose: The club features a photo studio where owners can have their dogs professionally photographed
Fetch Club, a dog care spa in lower Manhattan, stimulates their canine clients with liver-scented bubbles during group playtime sessions
‘While on the indoor lawn our six certified pet technicians will watch over up to our capacity of 90 dogs while our large projector screen plays some great dog movies like ‘Lassie’ or ‘Scooby Doo’.
‘If that is not enough for some of the more active dogs then they could take a dip in our well-being pool, which comes complete with running waterfall.
Labour of love: Fetch dog spa owners Janna Lee and Peter Balestrieri
‘We are looking to freshen up dogs that are cooped up all day in skyscrapers and apartment blocks and awaken the puppy-aliveness that still lies within them.’
Fetch Club has been a labour of love for Peter and Janna, who decided to create a dog centre that they would be happy to leave their own pet in.
‘One of the features we are most proud of is our doggie-disco, which is what the club becomes after 7pm,’ said Peter.
‘This is a members-only feature and allows us to pen off a dance area for dogs whose owners are working late or off to dinner.
‘We have a working glitter ball and play all the greatest disco hits from the 70’s through to the present day.
‘And if one particular dog gets lucky on the dance floor, then they could make use of our hotel section, or even use our penthouse suite.’
The club also includes a spa, a workout room, a massage room with bamboo flooring and photo studio for pet shoots (a stylist is on hand to help dogs look their best).
A boutique in the club’s entrance offers frilly outfits, leashes decorated with skulls and crossbones, blueberry-scented dog cologne and peanut butter-flavored Poochi Sushi.
A night in the hotel costs £49 for members and dogs in need of smartening up can receive a cut and colour for an extra £49.
All dogs must sit for temperament interviews before they can join the club, but Balestrieri said everyone has passed so far.