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Hermes still bullish on 2010

first_img FRENCH luxury Hermes is maintaining its 2010 guidance despite a broader rebound in the luxury sector, chief executive Patrick Thomas said yesterday.Asked whether Hermes would raise its forecasts after similar upgrades from luxury fashion companies such as Valentino, Thomas said: “Not us, we keep the same guidance.”Speaking on the sidelines of the Hermes 2011 spring/summer collection presented on Wednesday – the last one designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier – Thomas said economic clouds remained dark.“I see that the crisis is far from being over and that difficulties are ahead of us,” Thomas said.Thomas said he was worried the global financial system was still being transformed, which risked impacting consumer demand.Thomas said he had not seen an improvement in the economic environment, only “more and more Chinese customers entering our shops in Asia and in the West”.In July, Hermes raised its 2010 sales growth target to 10-12 per cent from five per cent while at the end of August, it said it expected sales growth of around 12 per cent. Several luxury groups, including LVMH, and Gucci Group, have posted forecast-beating first-half results. Hermes still bullish on 2010 whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp center_img KCS-content Wednesday 6 October 2010 7:25 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Japan nuclear leaks could take months to halt

first_img Japan nuclear leaks could take months to halt More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Today Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Share Sunday 3 April 2011 11:29 pm JAPAN’S government yesterday warned that it could take months to stem radiation leaks from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as the plant’s operator said attempts to seal the latest reactor leak had so far failed. A crack in the concrete pit at Fukushima’s number 2 reactor was confirmed at the weekend, and radiation readings remained high last night despite efforts to repair the fracture.Meanwhile two nuclear plant workers were named as the first official deaths at Fukushima.Speaking on national television, prime ministerial aid Goshi Hosono admitted that overheated nuclear rods at the plant still presented a crisis situation. “How long will it take to achieve (the goal of stopping the radiation leakage)? I think several months would be one target,” he said.Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) yesterday said that General Electric had promised to help with supply generation in the coming months.A Tepco spokesman said that GE, which helped build three of six reactors at the Fukushima plant, “would cooperate with Tepco on restarting and strengthening its thermal power generation”. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Controversial UBS property gets go-ahead

first_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp Controversial UBS property gets go-ahead THE CITY of London awarded planning permission for UBS’s new UK headquarters at 5 Broadgate yesterday, though campaigners lobbying to give the existing block listed status could yet get the decision overturned. The new 700,000 square foot office block would be built by British Land and Blackstone, which own and manage the Broadgate estate near Liverpool Street, at a cost of £340m. UBS has agreed to a headline rent of £54.50 per square foot, and will continue to pay rent on its existing Broadgate offices before moving to the new building in 2016. But the Twentieth Century Society is pressing English Heritage to recommend Broadgate for protected status in a report due next month. City planning officer Peter Rees pushed for the new project at the meeting, claiming that original Broadgate architect Peter Foggo was unhappy with the finished buildings and their distinctive red cladding. Rees said in a statement after the meeting: “The City of London works hard to ensure that new developments represent the best of contemporary architecture while respecting our cherished network of alleys and open spaces – the gossip channels of the Square Mile. 5 Broadgate succeeds on both counts.”The properties at 4 and 6 Broadgate are largely vacant, with agent DTZ assigned to find short-term tenants to rent small spaces until demolition starts later this year – pending the English Heritage report. Sharecenter_img Tuesday 19 April 2011 9:01 pm Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

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Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) HY2006 Interim Report

first_imgZambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2006 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm)  2006 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more

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Test rugby is coming back as a temporary 2020 calendar has been approved

first_imgThursday Jul 30, 2020 Test rugby is coming back as a temporary 2020 calendar has been approved World Rugby has announced that international matches are set to take place later this year, as the council approved a temporary adjustment to Regulation 9 regarding the release of international players for revised 2020 windows.  ADVERTISEMENTA statement released today explains how the temporary measure will mitigrate the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on global rugby activities and provides a welcome boost for players, teams, fans, and broadcast and commercial partners.A schedule has been determined to optimise the immediate financial recovery and funding of the sport at all levels.The windows approved by the World Rugby Council for player release are:Temporary global player release window for 2020: 24 October – first weekend of DecemberTemporary Rugby Championship window for 2020: 7 November – second weekend of DecemberThe temporary global window will accommodate the completion of the 2020 men’s and women’s Six Nations Championships on 24 and 31 October, a rest weekend on 7 November and four consecutive rounds of international matches.With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to impact transcontinental travel and entry requirements, on an exceptional basis The Rugby Championship 2020 will take place over a reduced six-week period between 7 November and the second week in December with SANZAAR having asked New Zealand to host.Special measures will need to be implemented to deal with any government-required isolation period prior to the start of the competition.The current Regulation 9 windows will return to normal after the conclusion of the temporary calendar.ADVERTISEMENTAll parties, including unions, club competitions and players, remain committed to continued dialogue regarding the long-term harmonisation of the international calendar for the betterment of all.The rescheduling of the domestic, European and international calendars will accommodate the ability for the professional clubs to have access to their star southern hemisphere international players for the completion of the postponed and rescheduled 2019/20 seasons at a time in which they would have ordinarily been on international duty in August and September.The process also reflects the ambition to minimise impact on the EPCR and English Premiership finals matches.World Rugby is also liaising with emerging unions to explore where it can assist with a programme of fixtures where COVID-19 restrictions permit.ADVERTISEMENTWorld Rugby Vice-Chairman Bernard Laporte said: “Today represents an important day for our sport as the first steps towards recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic.“This has been no small effort and there have been many conversations, but the position approved by Council today represents the best interests of the global game and I look forward to seeing the world’s best players doing what they do best back on the international stage.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Tree Hugger / 4site architects

first_img Area:  3300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Tree Hugger / 4site architectsSave this projectSaveTree Hugger / 4site architects Architects: 4site architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily TATYA Infra 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904092/tree-hugger-4site-architecture Clipboard Tree Hugger / 4site architects Structural Engineer: Chandrakant. Kanthigavi “COPY” India Manufacturers: FunderMax, Sika, D’Décor, Daikin, Grohe, Hettich, Ashirvad CPVC and Supreme PVC, Asia Paints, Burma, Carysil, Customized, Fenesta, Green Duro veners, Greenlam, Jet Black, Kajaria, Sofa, Steel Grey, Zicom “COPY” Photographscenter_img Houses Naik Associates Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Gokul Rao Kadam+ 26Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Bengaluru, India Civil Engineer: Projects Photographs:  Gokul Rao Kadam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Products used in this ProjectWood Boards / HPL PanelsFundermaxMaterial Decors – Max Compact Exterior PanelsDesign Team:Nimisha Varghese, Anagha KClient:P.V. VargheseTeam:Rohit Baligidad, Veema HaridasCity:BengaluruCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gokul Rao KadamA Single residence in a 40’-0” X 60’-0” plot evolved from a rigorous inquiry into the particulars of location and program. Our client, Mr. P.V.Varghese, is a valued partner, in our collaborative design process. As a response to his design brief, we came up with idea of “Tree hugger House”.n“As an architect, one needs to design a built environment, rather than just being a shelter.”Save this picture!© Gokul Rao KadamWith the understanding of our clients background (from Kerala-God’s own country), priorities, values and inspirations, likes and dislikes we got to know our challenges. First one was to create a contemporary residence with Values of Kerala architecture and interior spaces that would resonate with the client’s personality.Save this picture!© Gokul Rao KadamThe Essence- Special FeaturesIn a dense urban context, we embraced nature with our built environment to focus on the dichotomy of interior and exteriors. The Palm tree that divides the parking and pedestrian path at lower level, acts as a visual treat from Master Bed and common balcony at first floor with its foliage flowing into the balcony.Save this picture!Isometric plansThe choice of limited colors in the material palette, helps in drawing the focus towards the landscape and the wood used in the interiors. Wood was used as the key element that added “colour and texture” that brought in warmth and richness to the spatial organization. Landscape is the focal element in this project that knits the entire built and un-built together and highlights the liveliness in the neighborhood. The dynamics within the home change with respect to the seasonal changes the landscape elements undergo.Save this picture!© Gokul Rao KadamConcept:  Tree HuggerOur Client, is close to nature, and wanted his dream house with a close connection to nature as it reminded him of his home and childhood. So he asked us to “design a House around a Tree.” Our challenge was to achieve the same ambience in an urban scenario. The large footprint of a traditional kerala home and its virtues had to be imbibed in a smaller urban footprint.Save this picture!© Gokul Rao KadamThe concept was conceived as an abstraction of the traditional “Nadumuttam (central courtyard) concept” in most of the houses in Kerala, wherein the homes are composed around a focal landscape feature usually a Tulsi plant.As a response to his design brief, we came up with idea of a ‘house that embraces trees’ we call it a ‘’Tree hugger, a contemporary urban residence with values of Kerala Architecture.’’Save this picture!© Gokul Rao KadamMaterials of Construction:Structure:  Framed RCC structure and Solid Concrete block walls as in-fill.Fenestrations:  Wooden Doors and UPVC windowsSave this picture!Isometric viewFacade:1. The “Vertical Drops” on the facades (acts as screen ) from neighbours, made of Aluminium boxes and plastered over MS mesh.2. Sika Crack resistance Material used for exteriors to get smooth finish.3. High-Pressure Laminate panel as composition.Interiors: FSC Certified Teak wood was used for doors and windows, wooden steps, wooden flooring and for little furniture.Save this picture!© Gokul Rao KadamProject gallerySee allShow lessDental Clinic / Drozdov&PartnersSelected ProjectsAD Classics: Empire State Building / Shreve, Lamb and HarmonArchitecture Classics Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904092/tree-hugger-4site-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this office4site architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBengaluruIndiaPublished on October 20, 2018Cite: “Tree Hugger / 4site architects” 19 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. 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Hasami House / Jima Design

first_imgArchDaily 2018 CopyHouses•Ikoma, Japan “COPY” Year:  Hasami House / Jima DesignSave this projectSaveHasami House / Jima Design Save this picture!© Kazushi Hirano+ 22Curated by Hana Abdel Share Area:  131 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Jima Design Area Area of this architecture project Hasami House / Jima Design Manufacturers: Koizumi, NISC COLOR, Sanwa Company, Takara StandardArchitect In Charge:Satoshi HigashijimaDesign Team:Jima DesignCity:IkomaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kazushi HiranoRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionText description provided by the architects. Hasami House is a home designed with spatial diversity as its main aim. Generally, we spend so much time in a limited range of spatial designs. Children grow up in square boxes for bedrooms and living rooms. They go from home to school to more rooms like boxes. There is no doubt that kids feel and act better when they are outside and unrestricted. So in addition, creation of spaces that simulate a more natural environment was important in the development of this home. The walls are not made at 90° angles and some walls are even curved.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kazushi HiranoNot only are the walls interesting themselves, but they work to create unusual shaped spaces for the family to enjoy. The home is essentially one large room with these unusual spaces created within. Apart from the bathroom, there are no other individual rooms. The unusual shaped spaces and the lack of enclosed rooms give the kids’ brains a different view and experience to that which they are typically exposed to in their everyday lives.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoFurthermore, by varying the materials, angles, colours, and sizes of the walls, an environment that is physically and mentally stimulating has been created to keep the family healthy. We know that we need to move our bodies to be physically healthy and we need to exercise our brains to prevent brain deterioration. For increased physical movement there is a climbing ladder for the kids to access the second floor and a large raised step in the living area. The movement patterns within the house are designed so that there is more than one way to access the different areas of the house, creating choices for our brains. The unusual shapes, colours, and spaces intrigue the brain and add an element of fun to the home.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoLastly, the family run a small factory exporting quality crafted scissors, so it was decided that scissors would be the design theme. Translating ‘scissors’ into Japanese, the house became Hasami House. In this way, the home is completely original and holds special meaning for the family. Looking towards the second floor you may see this motif in the wall angles. Further instances are also seen in the custom door handles.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoThe biggest challenge in the design of this project was not only creating a variety of spatial designs that would impress the family members, but also designing them so that they connected with each other. A regular home is like a toy box filled with wooden blocks stacked on one another, however, here is a home filled with cubes, spheres, cones, and pyramids. Connecting these different shapes together was the biggest challenge of this project. The completed project is a unique collection of spaces allowing the family members to feel completely differently in whichever space they choose to spend their time.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoProject gallerySee allShow lessHidden Garden Hostel / Full Scale StudioSelected ProjectsO2 Coffee – The New “RƯỜNG” / MW archstudioSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Projects Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950748/hasami-house-jima-design Clipboard Photographs:  Kazushi Hirano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950748/hasami-house-jima-design Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJima DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIkomaOn FacebookJapanPublished on November 04, 2020Cite: “Hasami House / Jima Design” 03 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Imperialist Control Board to be imposed on Puerto Rico

first_imgMay 9 — In a few days, the U.S. Congress is expected to deliver the equivalent of a coup de grâce to its colonial territory, Puerto Rico. If anyone had any doubt about the colonial status of this island, which belongs to the United States but is not part of it, this legislation will eliminate that doubt.Called HR 4900 or PROMESA (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act), this proposal is actually a collection agency to serve Wall Street bondholders. For that purpose, it will create a financial control board (FCB).Although created by Republican Party politicians, it does not mean that Democrats are totally against this endeavor. Their stillness and timid criticisms of PROMESA make them collaborators in this crime. Meanwhile, the White House is watching from a distance, placing total blame on Congress and hoping that this act, which answers to Wall Street, will solve the crisis.Puerto Rico has a public (and illegitimate) debt exceeding $72 billion, and without its own sustainable economy, Puerto Rico’s Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has repeatedly declared that the debt is unpayable, and, in fact, last May 1, the country could not pay the $420 million scheduled for repayment on that date. It is expected that this failure to pay will be repeated on July 1, when another IOU for the enormous sum of $2 billion is due.This default, which represents the latest chapter of the economic deterioration of Puerto Rico, exposes the anxiety of bondholders, who fear a debt restructuring that might reduce their multimillion-dollar profits.Criminal provisionsWhat provisions does PROMESA contain? On April 12, the Committee on Natural Resources of the U.S. Congress issued its 121-page report.With the usual imperialist arrogance, Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), chair of the committee, and Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), sponsor of the project, issued a statement that reads in part: “This package of reforms will restore the guardrails of freedom and self-governance in Puerto Rico. It will hold Puerto Rico accountable to its debt, uncover audited financial statements, enforce fiscal responsibility and cut red tape holding down the Island’s economy. It provides tools to redirect Puerto Rico from a path of destitution towards a path of prosperity, preserving freedom and opportunity for the next generation.” (full text: tinyurl.com/zo5elhx)Here it’s clear that they have not counted the thousands of young Puerto Ricans aged 20 to 40 years old, who have had to emigrate due to the lack of jobs and wages sufficient to support a family.Among its points the following stand out. The FCB would be composed of seven members appointed by the U.S. president and chosen by the leaders of the House and the Senate, plus one nonvoting, ex-officio member appointed by the governor of Puerto Rico.Their powers — we have to remember that they are directed to pay the bondholders — would be overarching and autonomous, without being accountable to the Puerto Rican people or governed by its laws. The FCB:  must approve and certify all measures, regulations, budgets, loans, restructuring, in effect, all actions by the government of Puerto Rico and any of its instruments.  determine and enforce the budget, over and above any budget approved by the island government.  will have the power to investigate and/or sanction anyone.  will institute automatic hiring freezes and require approval of contracts in excess of $100,000.  requires that all debt related cases will be heard in federal court.  requires that any plan of debt restructuring must be consistent with its financial plan, for the “best interest of creditors.”  will reduce the minimum wage of workers under 25 years old from $7.25 to $4.25. (Is this what Bishop and Duffy referred to as the “opportunity for the next generation?”–BJC)Another disposition which seems to be aimed at saving some money for the U.S. government pertains to Vieques. Following the valiant struggle of the people to oust the U.S. Navy from the island municipality of Vieques, the U.S. Department of the Interior claimed a part of the territory where it had a duty to clean up the massive contamination from 60 years of bombing practice. Something that until now has not been achieved and remains a demand of the people of Vieques.PROMESA proposes to “transfer” the area to the government of Puerto Rico, but with the caveat that the Secretary of Defense could not be sued by the government of Puerto Rico, the municipality of Vieques or persons of any class; nor could they claim damages resulting from emissions of hazardous substances or contaminants resulting from the operations of the Navy in said territory, unless the claim includes a number of requirements set forth by the act itself in its Section 1502.“HR 4900 additionally provides for voiding the cooperation agreement with the Secretary of the Interior in such Zones of Conservation, releasing the Federal Department of the Interior (FDI) of responsibility for the conservation of the land.” (tinyurl.com/gsnswv5)Vieques community leaders, however, responded to this with a joint statement: “We want the lands that are now in the hands of the Federal Department of the Interior (FDI) to be returned to the people of Vieques, but we demand the cleaning of all the territories (including those that are now under the jurisdiction of FDI) by the Navy and/or any other responsible body, as required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.” (tinyurl.com/jyu6uve )This FCB has aroused great indignation in the Puerto Rican progressive movement.The people of Puerto Rico need demonstrations of solidarity from the world anti-imperialist movement and especially from within the U.S. to stop this criminal enterprise. Let’s say “No!” to the Financial Control Board! Free Puerto Rico!The frontal attack of imperialism against the movement and against militant unions and the current struggle will be the subject of the next article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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PICTURES: ‘I know what it’s like to be stared at now just because you LOOK homeless’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » PICTURES: ‘I know what it’s like to be stared at now just because you LOOK homeless’ previous nextAgencies & PeoplePICTURES: ‘I know what it’s like to be stared at now just because you LOOK homeless’Estate agents and suppliers at last night’s charity event in Stratford’s Olympic Park raised £58,000 for Centrepoint but also found out what it’s like to be homeless when travelling there with their overnight gear.Nigel Lewis22nd November 201901,404 Views LtoR: Presidential line-up: Phil Keddie, Christopher Hamer, Lauren Scott, Mark Bentley To the late-night dog walkers in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London the spectacle of 900 people sloshing around in the mud watching a stand-up comedian in the rain must have looked like a strange spectacle.Despite the challenging conditions, the festive atmosphere among the throng heightened as the event, organised by homeless charity Centrepoint, inched towards a total raise of £500,000.Estate agents played a significant role in the evening including a good show from nearly 100 Propertymark representatives.This included many of its senior figures, management team and local representatives.The Propertymark grouping of agents and suppliers raised some £57,000 from friends, family and customers, making it the second highest raised this year at a single event by estate agents.Donate via Just Giving here.LtoR: Valerie Bannister, Kate Eales  Some £380,000 was drummed up prior to the event and another £100,000 rolled in during the evening before ‘lights out’ was called at 11pm. The total is expected to exceed £500,000 in the coming days.The cavernous tent filled with sleepers ready to hit, quite literally, the white sleeping ‘sacks’ given to each attendee.All of the agents at the Centrpoint event agreed on one thing other than the good cause it supported. Most had travelled to it via public transport and, dressed in thermal jackets and trousers and clutching pillows and sleeping bags, had briefly experienced the suspicious stares of commuters who thought they might be homeless.“It was strange because normally no one pays much attention to you as you travel to work, but suddenly today I felt unwelcome on the train so I now realise how people who are homeless may feel like,” says Marcus Feinhols of Fine Homes (picture below, right).LtoR: Ian Westerling, Mark Bentley, Marcus Feinhols Ian Westerling (above, left), the former MD of Humberts, former NAEA Vice President and now industry consultant, said: “As agents we are very commercially focussed but what a lot of people forget is that most agents have a lot of compassion about the wider communities that they serve.“Agents give back in many different ways and by doing something like this through Propertymark it helps spread the word with consumers that we’re not all there just to make a quick buck.”LtoR: Maxine Fothergill, Sarah Davies and David Cox The idea of having a Propertymark charity was the brainchild of Katie Griffin and most recent NAEA president Mark Bentley then chose Centrepoint which Lauren Scott, the current president, then decided to broaden out and use the ‘Big Sleep’ to help raise money.The Rentify team. “I talked to Centre Point about what they did and it really pulls on your heart strings and I realised that we’re in a position where we have so many agents who just want to give something back so we thought we’d raise £10,000 tonight.“And now we’re at over £50,000; which has been agents, suppliers and clients giving small amounts and that’s amazing.”More pictures from the Centrepoint  nightLtoR: Robert Ulph, Nicky Heathcote, Suzanne Roberts-Smith, Duncan ChambersLtoR: Greg Barnes, Dexter Franklin-Beck, Spencer Lawrence.The Base Property team (LtoR) – Steve Akl, , Hannah Easter, Tristan Guage, Carla Bennett.The 900-berth marqueeLtoR: Abbey James, Patria James,  Trading Places Ian Westerling NAEA Propertymark Mark Bentley Lauren Scott propertymark ARLA Propertymark Centrepoint November 22, 2019Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Exclusive: Oxford employed monk convicted of child sex abuse despite ban

first_imgHe notes in the email: “There has never been any question raised about this being illegal/not permitted but the university is starting to tighten up its regulations and are even doing comprehensive CRB checks – I am amazed that they have not already done so…”During December 2017 hearings at the Inquiry, Fr Cuthbert told panel members of his 2006 discovery: “That was a surprise to me. I hadn’t realised that. Age 19, some people going to university are still aged 18 and not 19.”He added that it was decided to make “arrangements to be absolutely sure that he had no contact with people under the age of 19.”Fr Cuthbert also noted at that then St. Benet’s Master, the Very Rev Fr Leo Chamberlain, “made some kind of risk assessment, if memory serves correctly…”Father Leo was headmaster at Ampleforth at the time of Fr Bernard’s sexual assault on the 13 year old pupil in 1995, reporting this abuse to statutory authorities at the time. One source has questioned how, given his previous responsibilities at Ampleforth, Fr Leo could not have immediately known about the nature of Fr Bernard’s ban when he became St. Benet’s Master in 2004. They told Cherwell: “Fr Leo seems to have chosen convenience over right…While we do not know what his motivation was, given the incident in 2005 (the harassment case) it beggars belief that he did not either insist on Green leaving or resign in protest.”Asked whether he initially knew of the 19-year-old provision to Fr Bernard’s ban, Father Leo told Cherwell: “No I did not know that, nor did the Abbot at that stage. It was in the paperwork, but he hadn’t found it. When he did find it, he acted, no dark plots. It is a serious matter, which we take seriously.” Fr Leo also told Cherwell: “The IISCA hearing makes it clear that the under 19 provision came to light after Abbot Cuthbert’s election, so must have been 2005-2007. “Once the provision was known, I would then have had to check that the ages of undergraduates tutored by Fr Bernard were not under 19.”It was another six years after 2006 before Fr Bernard was dismissed from his roles at Oxford following a new review of his case and ban. This was triggered by the fact St. Benet’s was then run by an educational trust that also ran a school a hundred miles from Oxford.In August 2016, Fr Cuthbert Madden himself temporarily stood aside as Abbot of Ampleforth. He was interviewed under caution by North Yorkshire police, who were investigating complaints by four former pupils of indecent assaults in the early 1990s.A spokesperson for Ampleforth, speaking on behalf of Father Cuthbert, told Cherwell: “As I’m sure you’ll know, in line with civil and ecclesiastical protocols, Fr Cuthbert Madden OSB has temporarily stepped aside from his responsibilities as Abbot of Ampleforth while appropriate Church protocols are being carried out relating to unfounded allegations concerning historical events.“He will not resume his duties at Ampleforth until these are completed, so it would not be appropriate for him to comment on your questions at this time.”In a statement to Cherwell, the outgoing master of St. Benet’s Hall, Professor Werner Jeanrond said: “It is a matter of deep regret that the Hall had any part in what happened in those years, a period which predates the fundamental changes in leadership and oversight that took place in 2012. In November 1995, Fr Bernard abused a 13-year old pupil at the Yorkshire school, known only as RC-A97. He entered a boys’ dormitory where the pupil was sleeping and “fondled his genitals.”Pleading guilty in February 1996, Fr Bernard was sentenced to two years’ probation, compelled to attend a sex offenders treatment programme, and registered on the Sex Offenders Register for five years to 2001.A Department for Education letter in August 1996 established that “on the grounds of misconduct Bernard Green should not be appointed or employed…as a teacher or worker with children or young persons.” Such a “worker with children or young persons” is, the letter reads, a person “whose employment brings him regularly into contact with persons who have not achieved the age of 19 years.”A 2006 email between Fr Cuthbert Madden, then Abbot of Ampleforth and current St. Benet’s Trust chair, and monastery lawyer Andrew Dawson, shows St. Benet’s knew of the nature of Father Bernard’s ban six years before he was dismissed.Dated May 20 2006, Fr Cuthbert writes to Dawson: “You will recall that we discussed Fr Bernard with Barry Honeysett and he said that he should not have contact with anyone under the age of 18.“You can imagine my surprise, then, when I found a letter (this week) from the Department of Education and a Employment, dated 1 August 1996, which reads: …the Secretary of State…has directed…that on the grounds of misconduct Bernard Green should not be appointed or employed…as a teacher or worker with children or young persons.”Fr Cuthbert adds to lawyer Dawson: “You will be aware that Father Bernard has been working at St. Benet’s Hall for some years now. How does that sit with this letter?” This report contains a description of sexual assault.The University of Oxford and St. Benet’s Hall employed a monk convicted of child sexual abuse for twelve years, despite a government ban on his working with younger undergraduates, Cherwell can exclusively report.Father Bernard Green, a member of the Faculty of Theology, tutored at a total of seven Oxford colleges and PPHs between 2000 and 2012, as well as serving as a Director of Studies in Theology from 2004. Green was banned in 1996 from teaching and working with “young persons under the age of 19” by the Department of Education (DfE). This followed his conviction in February 1996 on one count of indecent assault of a child under the age of 14 whilst at Ampleforth Abbey and College, which used to run University Permanent Private Hall, St. Benet’s.The Benedictine monk, who died in 2013, was dismissed from all St. Benet’s roles in 2012, when a case review by bosses “revealed that he had been barred from teaching under 19s by the DfE,” according to last week’s report on Ampleforth by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA).But Inquiry evidence, seen by Cherwell, also shows that the then Abbot of Ampleforth and former St. Benet’s Trust Chair, Father Cuthbert Madden, knew of the nature of Green’s ban as early as 2006. Father Bernard continued as a Tutor for another six years.The outgoing Master of St. Benet’s Hall said “it is a matter of deep regret” that the Hall had “any part in what happened”. He said the St. Benet’s “of today is a very different place,” citing “fundamental changes in leadership and oversight that took place in 2012.”Cherwell can also report that the University of Oxford too failed to realise Fr Bernard’s ban during a 2005 disciplinary investigation into the monk for harassment of a 19 year old male undergraduate. After having been found to have committed serious misconduct, Fr Bernard received a final written warning at the time.center_img Green began his work at Oxford in 2000 while still on the Sex Offenders Register. It is also revealed that University authorities found indecent images of children downloaded on his computer in a 2013 investigation.A spokesperson for the University of Oxford told Cherwell the revelations of this “important report” were “deeply troubling,” and that it was “looking into the points raised.” It stressed that “the welfare of our students is an important priority.”One source close to St. Benet’s told Cherwell: “I struggle to see why St. Benet’s acted in this way. It is a source of great pain that they seem to have put avoiding possible harm to the Ampleforth name ahead of the pastoral and welfare needs of students.”Another source said: “This is a dark moment for Oxford University, it is a case of real negligence, turning a blind eye to a convicted abuser on multiple occasions.”A member of Oxford University also told Cherwell: “The fact that the University did not dismiss Fr Bernard in 2005 after the incident (of harassment) is astounding.“But what is more disturbing is that the University allowed a predator of this nature to work there in the first place, considering he was convicted in 1996. Added to this, the investigation was clearly not strong enough to root out that Father Bernard was actually banned [from working with young undergraduates] for the entirety of his [preceding] time at Oxford.”This week’s report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse details years of sexual abuse at Ampleforth College, a Roman Catholic public boarding school run by the English Benedictine Congregation. “The St Benet’s of today is a very different place. It is run by a separate Trust and far-reaching changes have been made to its governance, operating procedures, oversight arrangements, and to the make up of its staff and student community. While these cannot expunge the past and its failings, they do give us confidence for the future.”The 2005 University disciplinary panel was convened to investigate Father Bernard following an accusation that he harassed a 19 year old male undergraduate at a 2005 JCR picnic on Port Meadow, while serving as St. Benet’s Director of Studies in Theology. The complete conclusions of this panel were kept confidential at the time, but Fr Bernard was given a final written warning.According to the Independent Inquiry, the Panel, led by Magdalen Law Fellow Dr Katharine Grevling, concluded that it “did not interpret [Father Bernard’s] touching as a sexually-motivated contact and whilst very concerned at the verbal comments, accepted [Bernard’s] explanation for making them.”Speaking of this 2005 University disciplinary panel, Fr Leo told Cherwell: “My view, following this, was that St. Benet’s was a small place, Bernard a priest and not just a tutor, and that the situation would be unworkable.“So I asked for his withdrawal. Abbot Cuthbert, newly elected, chose to stay with the panel recommendations.”Fr Bernard Green tutored at colleges including Keble, Trinity, Worcester, St John’s, and Corpus Christi as well as St. Benet’s. He was a member of the University Theology faculty, a Joint Chairman of Graduate Seminar in Patristics and, from 2004, Director and Acting Director of Studies in Theology at Benet’s and Christ Church (between 2004 and 2005) respectively.A spokesperson for the University of Oxford told Cherwell: “The revelations of this important report are deeply troubling and we are looking into the points raised by it. “The welfare of our students is an important priority for the University and we regularly review our safeguarding code of practice and pre-employment screening guidance.”This article was corrected 13/08/18 to reflect the fact Fr Cuthbert Madden has not been St. Benet’s Trust chair since he stepped aside in August 2016. This position is currently held by Sir Ralph Waller.last_img read more

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