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Cyclists banned from forest trails

THE AMENDMENT to the Environmental Protection Law banning cyclists and horseback riders from straying from official paths was signed by President Ivan Gašparovič on July 17.

The revision, which will go into effect on September 1, 2007, stipulates fines of up to Sk5,000 (€150) for those who do not obey.

A petition protesting the ban and signed by over 16,000 people was given to the president but he said that similar legislation can be found in other EU member countries.

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My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

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Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

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