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New Chelsea FC sponsor CWM FX has offices raided by fraud squad, 15 workers arrested

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesWorldemandCanal Drained For First Time And They Find ThisWorldemandComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live Share Tuesday 3 March 2015 11:54 am whatsapp Emma Haslett Forex trading firm CWM FX had its London offices raided by the police’s fraud squad today, resulting in at least 15 employees being arrested. City of London police confirmed that 15 workers – including at least three women – were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation, conspiracy to defraud, and money laundering. CWM FX has been on a marketing drive this year, and in January signed a deal with Chelsea FC to become an official partner of the west London Premier League club. The raid began this morning at offices on Bishopsgate, and ran for several hours into the afternoon. It is a police-led operation, yet has been supported by the Financial Conduct Authority – the City watchdog. A witness in the building said they had seen staff being escorted into the corridor by the police, and that sniffer dogs had been used on the premises. CWM FX did not return requests for comment when contacted by City A.M. center_img New Chelsea FC sponsor CWM FX has offices raided by fraud squad, 15 workers arrested More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer agree to pay $775 million to settle thousands of Xarelto lawsuits

first_img Janssen Parmaceuticals Inc./AP Tags legalpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ After more than five years of litigation, Bayer (BAYRY) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) agreed to pay $775 million to settle about 25,000 lawsuits over claims they failed to warn about side effects associated with the Xarelto blood thinner, which the companies jointly market.The settlement, which will be split evenly between the drug makers, resolves both federal and state cases that alleged the companies downplayed potentially fatal risks of internal bleeding and aggressively marketed the drug as an alternative to warfarin for people who sought to avoid blood clots. Neither of the companies admitted liability, although both noted they prevailed in six cases that went to trial. Pharmalot STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? What’s included?center_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. GET STARTED Johnson & Johnson and Bayer agree to pay $775 million to settle thousands of Xarelto lawsuits Ed Silverman @Pharmalot [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Ed Silverman March 25, 2019 Reprintslast_img read more

Have you seen this missing Pasco County teen?

first_imgMissing submarine found broken at bottom of Bali Sea April 27, 2021 Missing Collier teen seen with man at Fort Myers Publix June 11, 2021 Advertisement PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — A 17-year-old New Port Richey girl was reported to be missing on Tuesday, April 13, officials said.Thaliyah Ayala was last seen in the area of 6400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in New Port Richey, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Ayala is Black, with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’0” and weighs around 130 pounds.If you have any information regarding Ayala’s whereabouts, get in touch with the New Port Richey Police Department at 727-841-4450 or 911. Body of missing teen found in Miami, police suspect foul play May 18, 2021 Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: MissingMissing teenPasco County AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Collier County deputies search for missing teen & one-year-old daughter May 14, 2021last_img read more

License should be required for dangerous weapons, argues Laois councillor

first_img Twitter TAGSAisling MoranJoint Policing Commission RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Twitter Previous articleNew management and new focus – Portlaoise Ladies captain Saunders hoping for first ever winNext articleDecrease in Covid hospital figures nationally but increase of those in ICU Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Facebook License should be required for dangerous weapons, argues Laois councillor WhatsApp Pinterest Electric Picnic Home News Crime License should be required for dangerous weapons, argues Laois councillor NewsCrime Pinterest WhatsApp People who own weapons like samurai swords or machetes should require a license, similar to gun owners.That was the view expressed by Laois Fine Gael councillor Aisling Moran at this week’s meeting of the Laois Joint Policing Commission held in the Dunamaise Arts Centre.She described a situation in Laois where a man injured his brother with a machete knife in an incident and is often intimidating people living in his estate by carrying the knife around.She said that a license should be required for an item like that. “If it was a gun you’d have to have a license,” she said. “Should it be looked at?”Chief Superintendant John Scanlan said it is an arrestable offence to be caught with a weapon like that if there’s an intention to cause a crime but that it is difficult to differentiate between what is a weapon, and what is a tool.“A carpenter could have a stanley knife or a man working in a butcher’s shop could have a knife.“A lot of things that are used as a weapon have a very practical everyday use,” he said.He acknowledged that people can have samurai swords as ornamental items in their homes that they can bring in from other countries.“In the wrong hands, they can become a deadly weapon,” he said, but “the law here is that if it’s intended to be used as a weapon for a criminal offence, they can be arrested”.Responding to Cllr Moran, he said that the guards will investigate incidents if they are given specific information.SEE ALSO – Dunamaise delighted to open their doors and lift the curtains again Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role By Steven Miller – 24th September 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

NK Claims Right to Use Space

first_img NK Claims Right to Use Space There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News SHARE Facebook Twitter By Park Seong Guk – 2012.04.18 3:23pm News center_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News AvatarPark Seong Guk Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea denounced on the 17th through its Administer of Foreign Affairs statement just a day after the adoption of the UN Security Council presidential statement saying that it has the right to use of space and will continue doing so. North Korea’s foreign minister through its statement asserted, “The U.S. and its followers used the UN Security Council to violate our right to use of satellite launch”, “We firmly reject the UN Security Council’s unjust treatment of crushing our legitimate right to use of satellite launch”.The North Korean foreign officials emphasized, “We will continue to use space as stated in the common international law which has been officially approved and is much superior to the Security Council Resolutions”, “We will continue expansions of our space development plan and strengthen our space developmental organs, including a geostationary satellite and essential satellites which provide for our economic development”.Continued, “The U.S. has stopped providing nutritional assistance according to the U.S.-North Korea agreement after our announcement to launch the satellite”, “The U.S. has in actions showed us that they have no ‘respect for our sovereignty’ and has overthrown the February 29th agreement completely”. Regarding these claims the U.S. government on the 17th refuted that it was North Korea who broke the ‘February 29th agreement’.Mark Toner Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State said at the daily briefing, “Well, I don’t’ know if I would term it a legal agreement, but it was a pledge of commitment that North Korea took. We undertook a commitment to look at nutritional assistance at the same times. Given the fact that they’ve reneged on their commitments by launching this satellite, then we’ve suspended our side of the commitments”.About the possibilities of North Korea’s third nuclear test Deputy Toner said, “I can’t talk about any intelligence that we might have about this”, “North Korea is a very opaque regime. We also know in the past as we’ve said there’s been this pattern of bad behavior if you will”.Regarding sanctions towards North Korea he said, “There are sanctions on the books…making an effective sanctions regime is constantly adding to them but also seeking ways to make them strong through implementation.”last_img read more

Philanthropy a growing focus for affluent Canadians: BMO

Wealthy, young investors driving shift to ESG, Cerulli reports Tax rates down, incomes up for the 1% Keywords High net-worth clients,  PhilanthropyCompanies BMO Private Banking “Advisors need to make the assumption that the client is interested in the issue and is trying to support a cause that’s important to them,” she says, “rather than just looking for tax relief.” Once a client has made a firm decision as to how much he or she intends to give to a favourite cause, says Ricker, advisors can then discuss how best to make the donation with taxes in mind. For instance, donating publically traded securities instead of cash. According to BMO’s report, almost three-quarters of affluent Canadians are now donating at the same level they were before the recession. More specifically, 48% of survey respondents say they are now donating the same amount as they did before the recession while 36% of participants claim to be donating more. In terms of where affluent clients are donating, the report found the top three causes supported by HNW individuals were health programs and disease research (72%), children’s charities (38%) and local community programs (36%). When deciding on which cause or causes to give to, advisors have a role to play in helping clients stay focused with their philanthropic goals. Ricker suggests advisors help clients get the most out of their charitable donations by helping them to pinpoint a few select organizations to give to instead of donating to a multitude of different causes. “Writing cheques to causes doesn’t connect you to the issues and you don’t really feel that you’ve made an impact,” says Ricker. “You have to decide who you are, what your values are and how you’re going to translate those values through your charitable dollars.” Results for the report were gathered from online surveys of 305 Canadians and 482 Americans with $1 million or more in investible assets conducted by Pollara between March 28 and April 11, 2013. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Fiona Collie Related news Geopolitics clouding the outlook for wealthy investors, UBS finds Many high net worth (HNW) Canadians are once more focused on philanthropy, according to a report by Toronto-based BMO Harris Private Banking, and as such advisors need to think carefully about their charity-related conversations with clients. Advisors often make the mistake of focusing on the tax benefits of charitable donations during client conversations rather than the person’s reasons for giving, says Marvi Ricker, vice president, managing director, philanthropic services, BMO Harris Private Banking, in Toronto. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Earth Talk: Minimizing energy during the holidays

first_imgTags :earth talkshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentTaxidermy artist enlivens Annenberg residencyBorder Grill team returning with new Mexican conceptYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author14 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoFeaturedNewsFeud deepens between Villanueva and Los Angeles officials over handling of Venice homelessClara Harter1 day agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days ago HomeOpinionColumnsEarth Talk: Minimizing energy during the holidays Dec. 10, 2018 at 4:59 amColumnsEarth TalkEnvironmentFeaturedOpinionEarth Talk: Minimizing energy during the holidaysGuest Author3 years agoearth talk Dear EarthTalk,How can I minimize energy and packaging waste this holiday season?–Marianne, via e-mailIf you’re dreaming of a green holiday season this year, you’ll have to take care to shop and decorate with the planet in mind. Celebrating the holidays plays a substantial role in the creation of waste during this period as a result of packaging from gifts and surplus food being thrown away and making its way to the landfill. But whether you’re looking forward to a lavish holiday with your friends and family this year or a more minimalist celebration, you can still be green and enjoy the festivities.One way to reduce your environmental footprint is to shop locally. While online shopping may seem greener, it involves excess packaging (think shipping boxes and padding) and pollution (from miles flown/driven by UPS and FedEX to get purchases to your door).  By patronizing nearby businesses instead, you’ll be supporting the local economy and reducing pollution. If you do shop online, try to consolidate your purchases into one big order to minimize the number of special trips shippers must make to your house.Another way to green your holiday celebrations is to switch over from those flashing lights and inflatable snowmen to more subtle displays of holiday spirit. The Center for Global Development reports that Americans consume 6.63 billion kilowatts of electricity annually on holiday lighting and decorations. Instead of being part of the problem, unplug and light some candles. All-natural soy varieties—Real Soy’s ginger or cinnamon-scented candles are popular around the holidays—are friendlier to the environment than traditional petroleum-based paraffin candles.Holiday cards are another clog on the waste stream during the holiday season, with Americans sending out some 2.65 billion of them each year. Ultimately many end up in landfills—especially if they’re covered in glitter or foil—and as such can’t be recycled. E-cards are a great alternative as they express the same sentiment without any waste.Single-use wrapping paper is yet another environmental scourge of the holidays. An estimated 30 million trees are sacrificed each year to support Americans’ disposable wrapping paper habit, much of which ends up in landfills. An incremental improvement would be to only buy and use wrapping paper that doesn’t contain glitter—or even better just use brown paper—for ease of recycling or composting. Alternatively, shop for fabric gift wrap which can be used over and over again.Last but not least, is it better for the planet to get a real or fake Christmas tree? A fake tree may save you money in the long run as you can buy it once and use it for many years instead of throwing away $50 a year on a real tree. But most of the fakes come from China (which involves lots of carbon emissions in transit) and contain PVC and other chemicals that make them impossible to recycle. Meanwhile, a real tree can be chipped and returned to the earth as mulch (either by you or your municipality) once January rolls around. Or even better, buy a live tree and plant it in your yard. That way you can feel the spirit of the holidays year-round and feel good about your commitment to protecting the planet. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss for the 501(c)3 nonprofit EarthTalk. To donate, visit Send questions to: [email protected]last_img read more

China condemns UK Huawei 5G move

first_img Joseph Waring HomeAsiaNews China condemns UK Huawei 5G move Tags Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Author Previous ArticleT-Mobile claims anti-scam app challenges rivalsNext ArticleUS takes next steps in Huawei, ZTE clampdown Huawei founder urges shift to software Devices center_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 JUL 2020 Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito China’s government widely condemned a UK decision to block Huawei from 5G networks, with the Ministry of Commerce declaring the discriminatory practice runs counter to free trade principles, China Daily reported.The UK government banned the use of Huawei kit in next-generation networks earlier this week, reversing a previous decision allowing limited participation.China Ministry of Commerce representative Gao Feng expressed strong opposition to the u-turn, noting it will take “necessary measures to safeguard Chinese firms’ rights and interests”, the newspaper stated.Gao said the decision violates WTO rules and will harm Chinese investors’ confidence in the UK.During a press briefing yesterday (16 July), Foreign Ministry representative Hua Chunying said the decision showed the UK had “lost its independence…and compromises its own interests”.Hua noted Huawei provided services in more than 170 countries and no country has presented any evidence showing security threats or backdoors in its products.The US government this week ramped its campaign against Huawei, setting new visa restrictions on employees working for the vendor and other Chinese technology companies over alleged human rights abuses. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related 5GHuaweilast_img read more

At an unusual Masters, a bit of normalcy: Tiger in contention

first_imgAUGUSTA, Ga. – For countless reasons beyond golf it wasn’t the return he’d hoped for, but it was a hopeful return to Augusta National for Tiger Woods. After beginning the week as an unusual afterthought, given that he’s the defending champion at this Masters after claiming his fifth green jacket and his 15th major championship and moving to within a single triumph of surpassing Sam Snead on the all-time victory list … well, you get the idea. This Masters should have been all Tiger all the time, but it wasn’t. The media, be it social or otherwise, talked of Bryson DeChambeau doing Bryson DeChambeau things and the first November Masters and Augusta National without patrons. It’s been a strange year and as such a strange Masters is only status quo, but at an eerily quiet Augusta National Tiger made things feel normal, if only for a moment. Thursday’s opening round was delayed nearly three hours by early storms and when Tiger did get his round started the traditional cheers had been replaced by the incessant hum of the club’s SubAir machines as technology squeezed the layout into something close to April shape. 84th Masters Tournament: Full-field scores | Full coverage Tiger normally keeps the competitive blinders locked firmly in place during these Grand Slam get-togethers, but following his workday he acknowledged the odd elephant in the room. “There were a lot of differences today, playing on [Nos.] 1 and 10 today,” Woods said of the split-tee start. “There was a drone flying over the putting green. Down 1 today you could hear the drone over there. You don’t hear drones here. There’s no patrons, no roars.” But as the “no’s” piled up on Day 1, Tiger provided a much-needed measure of familiarity. In 22 starts at the Masters, he’s managed just a single first round in the 60s, a 4-under 68 in 2010 that was otherworldly for an entirely different set of reasons. On Thursday he matched that with an impressively consistent bogey-free effort – his first in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship. In normal times, Tiger tied for fifth place at the Masters probably wouldn’t be worth a hashtag, but these aren’t normal times. The defending champion admitted as much earlier this week when asked about his record this year. After missing much of the spring with an assortment of injuries, he played just six times following the PGA Tour’s restart in June without so much as a cup of coffee in contention. In his last start before this week’s tournament, he finished 72nd out of 77 players at the Zozo Championship and said he needed to work on nearly every aspect of his game if he was going to defend his title at Augusta National. News & Opinion TT Postscript: Masters defense starts strong BY Tiger Tracker  — November 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM With a 68 Thursday at the Masters, Tiger Woods made it clear that he has no plans to relinquish the green jacket anytime soon. If there was a sliver of hope, it was that Tiger said that physically he was fine. Better than fine, in fact, when compared to how he felt before the 2019 Masters. “My body is feeling better than I did last year, so it was a little bit easier to hit those shots,” he said on Tuesday. Tiger seemed to have the entire arsenal on Thursday. He hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation, 10 of 14 fairways and came in with a 281.5-yard driving average, which is perfectly respectable for a 44-year-old with a surgically repaired back. “I did everything well. I drove it well, hit my irons well, putted well,” Woods said. “The only thing I could say is that I wish I could have made a couple more putts.” In Los Angeles he said there was a kernel of hope in his putting and putting, despite the buzz created by DeChambeau’s quest for longer and longer drives, rules at Augusta National. Tiger was tied for first on putts from 5-10 feet, converting 16-for-16 attempts. He made birdie attempts from 20 feet on No. 1, 10 feet at No. 15, 2 feet at No. 16 after a brilliant tee shot and he two-putted from 46 feet at No. 13. Tiger on bogey-free 68: ‘Did everything well today’ It was textbook Tiger at a place where he’s written the book. Nothing flashy, just a markedly stress-free day, which after the year he’s had was something of a surprise. This was not supposed to be Tiger’s tournament to win. DeChambeau was the favorite, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm all seemed to be trending in the right direction and yet there Woods was at 4 under after 18 holes for just the second time in his career at Augusta National. Despite his poor form, Tiger’s institutional knowledge of Augusta National proved just as relevant as it was last year. After 22 Masters, he knows where to miss drives and where to make putts and, for at least one more day, he was able to execute that game plan. “I think that understanding how to play this golf course is so important,” he said. “I’ve been lucky enough to have so many practice rounds throughout my career with so many past champions, and I was able to win this event early in my career and build myself up for the understanding.” Thursday at Augusta National was so different for so many reasons, but Tiger, the Masters fixture for over two decades, found a way to make the surreal seem strangely standard.last_img read more

Unbridled: A Season of Rodeo in Northwest Montana

first_imgSeasoned in the SaddleAt 35, Beau Hill of Columbia Falls is enjoying one of his best seasons as a professional bull rider. READ MORE Dominance in the SaddleKalispell’s Tammy Jo Carpenter sits near or at the top of most statewide and regional rodeo rankings. READ MORE Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Rodeos are part of the Montana ethos, a living tradition that represents the state’s western heritage and true grit. The spirited competitions, such as saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and barrel racing, require courage under fire and skill; reckless abandon at high consequence. They recapture a bygone era and preserve an age-old identity. They carry on family legacies.In the past three months, I spent several evenings photographing at rodeo arenas across the valley, watching this latest generation of cowboys and cowgirls compete in a time-honored tradition. To me, rodeo culture encompasses all the great values of our state: brawn, hard work and dedication to your craft. These athletes are some of the toughest around, working tirelessly to perfect technique so they are ready when their name is called. Whether it’s eight seconds on a bull or 16 seconds around barrels, there are no timeouts, no do-overs, no second chances.The Roots of RodeoA quick breakdown of some of the most popular events in today’s rodeos. READ MORElast_img read more

Samskip and Eimskip to appeal anti-competition fines, while Dutch authority keeps transport ‘on its radar’

first_img Icelandic shipping firms Samskip and Eimskip plan to appeal last week’s fines levied by the Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) on certain cold store operators for anti-competitive behaviour.The competition watchdog said €12.5m in fines had been issued to four firms around the country: Kloesterboor parent company Kloohebeers, Samskip, Eimskip and Van Bon, which now trades under the H&S Coldstores.It concluded that between 2006 and 2009 they “made arrangements about prices, exchanged competition-sensitive information, and shared customers” during talks that should have been limited to discussing a proposed merger.ACM chairman Chris Fonteijn said: “These companies made illegal agreements, and thus distorted competition. Competition is necessary for producing competitive prices, better quality, and innovation in markets. Cartels are simply not allowed. By Gavin van Marle 30/03/2016 “One company fully cooperated with the investigation and will therefore see its fine reduced. During the investigations into the cold-storage market, two other companies also made promises to improve their behaviour. “With the fines and these promises, we wish to promote competition in this particular market.”ACM said it found anti-competitive behaviour in a variety of emails where competition-sensitive information was frequently exchanged.It said: “For example, the managers informed each other about the price for food storage. They also told each other the current utilisation rates of their storage facilities, and thus whether or not they were looking for jobs.“Sometimes they made arrangements about who would get which customer, or what price increase would be passed on. Also, arrangements were made about bids to potential clients, which meant that it was clear in advance who would get the job.”It added that Kloosbeheer’s management had admitted to the infringements at an early stage, had its fine reduced by 10% and has subsequently “implemented structural changes to its corporate culture and structure in order to prevent violations in the future”.And ACM warned that it would continue to focus its investigations on transport and logistics firms, especially those with strong connections to the country’s port sector.“Dutch ports, together with the companies that are active in the port-related transport market, are a key driver of the Dutch economy. For 2016 and 2017, ACM has this industry on its radar, among other industries. ACM will not just be keeping a close watch on businesses that violate the rules, but will also inform businesses of risky business practices,” it said.Klosbeheer had received the vast majority of the fines – €9.6m – while others received penalties of €450,000 upwards.However, Samskip said it had launched an appeal against the fine and was also planning to sue Kloosbeheer and the Kloosteboer family for damages and costs.The Icelandic shipping line claimed it had been drawn into the affair through its “intermittent ownership of cold storage company Kloosterboer Ijmuiden from 2005 to 2009, when it sold its stake to the Kloosterboer family.“Samskip does not agree with ACM that it can be held liable for the anticompetitive behaviour of the Kloosterboer family. During the time that Samskip was shareholder of Kloosterboer Ijmuiden, Samskip was not in any way involved in the anticompetitive behaviour of Kloosterboer Ijmuiden and its managing director and it had no knowledge of such behaviour.“Kloosbeheer, the former and current owner of Kloosterboer IJmuiden, was aware of the anti-competitive behaviour at all times and expressly consented to it,” Sanmskip said in a statement.ACM had originally imposed a fine of €1.4m on Kloosterboer Ijmuiden, but since a fine for anti-competitive behaviour cannot be more than 10% of a company’s turnover, it was reduced to €900,000.Eimskip will appeal against its fine of €900,000, claiming it was similarly caught up through its ownership of coldstore company Daalimpex from 2009 as part of Iceland’s corporate restructuring in the wake of the financial crisis.last_img read more

Inaugural Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala is a Success

first_img Email* Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Toronto, Ontario – The inaugural Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held as part of a black-tie gala on Sunday, November 5, 2006, at the Royal York in Toronto, ON.Sold out weeks in advance, over 340 supporters of the equestrian industry gathered for a special evening paying tribute those who have made immeasurable contributions to the hunter and jumper industry. Inaugural inductees included Jumper – Big Ben, Hunter – Just Cruising, Pony – Farnley Soya, Team – The 1968 Olympic Gold Medal Team comprised of James Day riding Canadian Club, James Elder riding The Immigrant and Tom Gayford riding Big Dee, Rider – Gail Greenough, Sponsor – BMO Financial Group, Builder (Organization) – The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and Builder (Individual) – Brigadier-General W. Denis Whitaker D.S.O., C.M., E.D., C.D.Close friends and associates were on hand to present the Hall of Fame awards to the recipients, and video footage of each inductee made for a very special evening recalling the sport’s greatest memories. Emotional acceptance speeches also made the evening especially poignant.“I am thrilled that everything came together so well tonight,” said Mark Samuel, Chair of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame as well as Past Chair of Jump Canada. “It was a night befitting the champions that we were celebrating, and it gives us a great foundation to build upon in future years.”Several sponsors stepped forward to offer their support in this important initiative, which served to recognize and honour the history of hunter and jumper sport. BMO Financial Group was the title sponsor of the event while CN presented the reception held prior to the dinner and induction ceremony. During dinner, Henry Equestrian Insurance Brokers Ltd. sponsored the wine. Award sponsors included Knightwood Stables and the Guthrie Family, the Rogers Family, Sam-Son Farm, Torrey Pines Stable Inc., Tournament of Champions, and Jump Canada.Jump Canada is a committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level. Jump Canada is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit read more

Why real estate is spending big on City Council races

first_imgGennaro ran against Moumita Ahmed, a community activist favored by Democratic Socialists of America, and six other candidates. Ahmed supports the cancelation of rent and said she would not have accepted developers’ money had any been offered.Gennaro received nearly 60 percent of the votes cast in the special election last week. It does not appear that enough absentee ballots were mailed in for Ahmed, who trailed by about 35 percentage points, to catch up.[WSJ] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Jeffrey Leb and Related chairman Stephen Ross (Wikipedia Commons, Getty, OU Advocacy Center/Photo illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)The creator of a New York City campaign fund to which real estate titan Stephen Ross and others have given $1.47 million has revealed the sole purpose of the effort: to win City Council races.Or, at least, to prevent certain candidates from winning them.“The council drives the agenda,” political consultant Jeffrey Leb told the Wall Street Journal.Leb, the fund’s treasurer, declined to say which of the nearly three dozen races for City Council seats it will be involved in, but it spent more than $221,000 on advertisements and voter outreach in last week’s special election in Queens. It apparently paid off, as Democrat James Gennaro appears to have defeated a far-left candidate.Leb said he launched the committee because of concerns about the direction in which the city was headed. The organization has received support from big-name real estate developers, notably Ross, the Related Companies chairman, who donated $1 million. Developer Jack Cayre also contributed.The Democratic Socialists of America is backing a slate of candidates in June’s Democratic primary and hopes to establish a caucus of about six Council members when the 51 winners assume their seats next year.The Council decides the fate of rezonings and has passed a variety of laws affecting property owners, such as a cap on greenhouse gas emissions by large buildings and a measure forbidding landlords from enforcing personal liability clauses in some commercial leases when tenants do not pay rent.Read moreReal estate helps moderate crush socialist in City Council raceMadison Square Garden donates to City Council candidatesCity Council renews tax lien sale for one year Full Name* Message*center_img Email Address* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Thievery Corporation – Saudade [Album Review/Stream]

first_imgSaudade is the seventh studio release from the well-respected electronic/dance music duo Thievery Corporation, but the first entirely devoted to the Brazilian music influences that brought Rob Garza and Eric Hilton together. The title of the album is a Portuguese word, without an exact English-language homolog. On their website, Thievery Corporation defines Saudade as “a longing for something or someone that is lost, a contented melancholy, or, simply, the presence of absence.”The album is streaming on NPR’s First Listen, and naturally, we jumped on the opportunity to check out the latest work from one of our favorite recording artists. Fortunately, Saudade did not disappoint.Pushing their own boundaries, Thievery Corporation delivers an articulately crafted listening experience. The band infuses latin roots at every turn, and, with the recruitment of five female vocalists (each with stunning vocal chops), these seductive tunes draw you in from the getgo. The duo also recruited a handful of instrumentalists, with acoustic guitars and mambo percussions highlighting nearly every track. With subtle string sections adding an element of depth, this is wholly dynamic music.Every song seems to speak to this notion of Saudade, the melancholic presence of absence. While I don’t speak Portuguese (and therefore cannot interpret the lyrical offerings), the tone alone conveys an essence of saudade. Steeped in minor-key progressions, the female vocals ooze remorse and despair. Yet, the progressions move quickly enough to avoid getting stuck in a rut. Instead, they come across with vivid contemplatory depth.Saudade is an album with an essence, music with a soul. No doubt Thievery Corporation hit the ball out of the park with this new album. Stream Saudade at NPR before its official release date, on April 1st.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

Watch Guys Give Out $100 Tips to Fast Food Workers

first_imgClick To Share This Sweet Video With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Kyle Oreffice and Jesse Hill of Give Back Films gave five different fast food restaurant workers $100 bills on Saturday as a way of spreading Christmas cheer.RELATED: Firefighters Pay it Forward Big Time After Waitress With Heart of Gold Picks Up TabThe stunt is not out of the ordinary for the duo’s channel – Kyle and Jesse’s other films feature such gestures as making 100 sandwiches for the homeless, surprising street performers with massive amounts of money, and paying for other people’s drive-thru meals.(WATCH the video below) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNothing says the holidays like random acts of kindness – that’s why these two YouTubers decided to surprise random drive-thru workers with a hefty tip.last_img read more

U-32’s Katherine McCann named 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year

first_imgFrom left: Rachael Potts, Stephan Morse, Kate McCann, Corey Smith and Rebecca Holcombe. AOE photoVermont Business Magazine Katherine McCann, a High School Mathematics Teacher at U-32 Middle and High School in East Montpelier; has been selected as the 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year (VT-TOY); the Agency of Education announced today. In addition to teaching Advanced Placement Statistics, Geometry, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2; Katherine is also a National Board Certified Teacher (AYA-MATH), Presidential Award winner for Excellence in Teaching Math and Science, and Co-President of the Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics.Also recognized are:• Alternate Rachael Potts, a Special Education and Transition Specialist at Harwood Union High School; and• Finalist Corey Smith, a Fourth Grade Teacher at Proctor Elementary School.McCann, Potts and Smith will be honored at an awards ceremony at U32 High School on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Susan Koch of Union Elementary School is the current 2016 Vermont Teacher of the Year. McCann’s tenure as 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year will begin January 1.As the 2017 Teacher of the Year, McCann is Vermont’s candidate for the National Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers. She will travel to Washington, D.C. this spring for a reception at the White House, where she will meet the President.“Teaching is an opportunity to make long-lasting, close, personal connections with young people; to make a difference in the lives of others. Mathematics is my talent to share with them,” she said. “While teaching the whole student, to persevere and problem solve while fostering cooperation, informed improvisation and citizenship, I have the chance to share my enjoyment and amazement of the power of mathematics.”Since 1964, Vermont has participated in this program recognizing outstanding teachers. For more information about the Vermont Teacher of the Year program, visit the AOE website.Source: AOE. 12.20.2016last_img read more