Mayer Brown transfers secretaries to TMF Group

first_img whatsapp whatsapp INTERNATIONAL law firm Mayer Brown has sold its UK corporate secretarial arm to outsourcing group, TMF.The move will see five secretaries, who work for the law firm’s corporate support unit in the City, transfer over to TMF at the end of the month. At Mayer Brown, the secretaries supported the firm’s corporate department by drafting documents, including court papers, and compiling information from Companies House. The deal is part of a string of acquisitions for TMF within the last four years, after it acquired secretarial services from magic circle law firm Clifford Chance late last year. TMF also struck a similar deal with accounting firm Ernst & Young in 2006. Mayer Brown will continue to use TMF for back-up support on corporate deals.Peter Dickinson, who heads up Mayer Brown’s City corporate practice, said: “The sale of our UK company secretarial business to TMF forms part of our ongoing strategy of focusing on our key strengths.” 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 WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Share Tags: NULLcenter_img Monday 4 October 2010 8:22 pm 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.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Today Show Comments ▼ Mayer Brown transfers secretaries to TMF Group KCS-content last_img read more

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LeoVegas bolsters consumer protection efforts with LeoLine

first_img LeoVegas Gaming Group’s UK subsidiary Rocket X has joined forces with problem gambling treatment solutions provider Gambling Therapy to launch LeoLine, a new live chat service that offers immediate help for customers looking to address gambling issues. Strategy Tags: Mobile Online Gambling LeoVegas bolsters consumer protection efforts with LeoLine LeoVegas Gaming Group has joined forces with problem gambling treatment solutions provider Gambling Therapy to launch LeoLine, a new live chat service that offers immediate help for customers looking to address gambling issues.LeoLine will be now offered to all customers referred by the operator’s safer gambling team, with the effectiveness of the partnership to be evaluated over a three-month trial. The findings from the project will also be shared with the wider industry later in the year.The initiative will focus on early identification and interaction with customers, as well as educating and raising awareness among staff so that they can provide appropirate support and make timely interventions.LeoVegas’ UK-based subsidiary Rocket X first developed the concept as part of the group’s activities during last year’s Responsible Gambling Week, and the initiative will now be rolled out on a wider basis.Gambling Therapy, a subsidiary of gambling treatment charity the Gordon Moody Association, has created a bespoke training programme for its UK safer gambling staff. It will also develop 12 unique portals for its brands, including LeoVegas, Pink Casino, BetUK.com and Slotto.“Our mission at LeoVegas is to create the greatest online gaming experience, with safer gambling at the core of our culture,” Rocket X chief executive Mark Good said.“This innovative idea from within our own team has developed into a working solution and we are proud to be working with Gambling Therapy to deliver and share our findings with the wider industry.”Rob Mabbett, Gambling Therapy manager at Gordon Moody added: “For years, anyone who has been affected by problem gambling have accessed our multilingual service through links on gambling operator sites to our website and app.“Having a direct link to our services through LeoLine will reduce the friction that can so often prevent service users getting the support that they need. I am sure this trial will be a success for our respective organisations and I look forward to sharing the results of a meaningful collaboration between operator and treatment provider that will help us achieve our shared aim of creating a safer gambling environment for the millions of people who gamble online worldwide.”Rocket X, which provides managed services for LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group in the UK, already works with EPIC Risk Management, Mind and YGAM to help prevent gambling related harm. Topics: Strategy Regions: UK & Ireland 12th August 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Start for Weepu as Hansen makes four changes

first_imgWELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Piri Weepu passes during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Rugby League Park on September 6, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images) Starting XV:15. Israel Dagg, 14. Cory Jane, 13. Conrad Smith, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. Julian Savea, 10. Aaron Cruden, 9. Piri Weepu, 1. Tony Woodcock, 2. Andrew Hore, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Samuel Whitelock, 6. Liam Messam, 7. Richie McCaw (C), 8. Kieran ReadReplacements:16. Keven Mealamu, 17. Charlie Faumuina, 18. Brodie Retallick, 19. Victor Vito, 20. Aaron Smith, 21. Beauden Barrett, 22. Tamati Ellison LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS First choice: Piri Weepu get’s his first start of the tournamnentDUNEDIN WILL play host to the first meeting in The Rugby Championship between the table-topping All Blacks and the traveling Springboks. The home side currently hold a three-from-three performance and top the table with 12 points, and are up against an inconsistent Boks side.The squad features an interchange of several starting XV and bench roles from last week. In the forwards, hooker Andrew Hore gets a start in the number two jersey with Keven Mealamu on the bench; Samuel Whitelock swaps with Brodie Retallick and Liam Messam starts ahead of Victor Vito.In the backs, halfback Piri Weepu gets his first start of the year, with Aaron Smith on the bench; while Tamati Ellison comes onto the bench replacing Ben Smith.All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: “We are all looking forward to the challenge that the Springboks will bring this weekend. They are an opponent that we have immense respect for, they are our traditional foe and there is great history between our two countries.  It’s going to be a huge Test match. It is also the first All Blacks Test in Dunedin’s indoor stadium, which is exciting for the team.”“At the halfway stage of the new Investec Rugby Championship we are very happy, from a results point of view.  There is a second challenge we have set ourselves – to constantly improve our game – and in that regard we are not the finished product. However, the coaching staff and team leaders are reasonably happy with the progress we are making and Saturday gives us another opportunity to confront both challenges – our opponent and ourselves,” Hansen added. The last Test between the two sides was in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in August last year, with South Africa winning 18-5. The last match in New Zealand was earlier that year in Wellington with the All Blacks winning 40-7.New Zealand v South AfricaSaturday, 15th September 2012 at Forsyth Barr Stadium, DunedinKick-off: 08:35 BST live on Sky Sports 1last_img read more

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British & Irish Cup round-up

first_imgIreland’s fullback Darragh Leader (R) avoids a tackle from Fiji’s wing Mosese Qionimacawa during the IRB Junior World Championship match Ireland vs Fiji on June 9, 2013 at teh Rabine Stadium in Vannes, western France. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images) The Greene King IPA Championship: …took a backseat at the weekend thanks to the British and Irish CupBy Richard GraingerBristol bonus point may disappear into black hole.A bizarre incident in the 69th minute of the British & Irish Cup Pool 5 match between Aberavon and Bristol on Saturday at the Talbot Athletic ground led to the match being abandoned.When a six-foot hole appeared in the pitch, the fire brigade were called and ground staff spent 25 minutes attempting to plug the trench with soil and turf, but couldn’t satisfy referee Mr Ross Campbell that the surface was fit to resume play.The hosts, trailing 20-24, were in something of a hole themselves, and will be hoping for a replay, while Bristol, who had by then notched a bonus point, will not. The B&I Cup organising committee will announce later this week whether the result will stand, as there is no provision in the rules for part of a pitch disappearing.Bristol team manager John Harrison told BBC Radio Bristol: “The referee had his attention drawn to what he thought was a divot, which transpired to be a hole which we think was going to some sort of drainage channel.”Finally back to winning ways: Bedford Blues squeaked byBedford Blues 29, Llanelli 24Another club to find themselves in a hole this season is Bedford, who finally recorded their first win of the season against Llanelli at Goldington Road on Saturday.Last years’ Championship finalists, who until Saturday have had nothing to show for the attacking flair and ambition shown by their young players, scored five tries to notch a bonus point win.The Blues, whose main problem has been a defence as loose as Aberavon’s pitch, managed to restrict the visitors to three. They now look forward to a resumption of Greene King IPA Championship action on Saturday where they entertain Ealing, the division’s whipping boys.Ealing Trailfinders 15, Cross Keys 24The only thing that Ealing players entertain is the distant memories of success in National League One. However, the West Londoners, who conceded three first-half tries to find themselves chasing the game 5-19 down at half-time, fronted up in the second half and outscored their Welsh visitors 10-5.Connacht 27, Rotherham 25The Titans were denied an memorable and deserved win when full-back Darragh Leader struck the winning penalty in the final minute to wipe out Titans’ replacement Lloyd Hayes’s 75th minute effort. Finally, Leeds Carnegie thrashed Gala 86-8 at Headingley on Sunday.This weekend sees a return to Greene King IPA Championship action. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Last minute man: Connacht’s Darragh Leader won the gameA crowd of 200 watched the visitors let early dominance that produced two tries and a 3-12 interval lead slip, conceding three second period tries to the Irish outfit. Moseley 22, Leinster A 24Moseley join Ealing as the only two Championship clubs still seeking a win this season having squandered a seven point lead against the illustrious Leinster second string.Mose’s former Irish international head coach Kevin Maggs said: “It’s been a much better performance after last week and it’s just a couple of lapses in concentration that spoilt it for us.”Pontypridd 29, London Welsh 22The Exiles’ can turn their attention to a return to the Aviva Premiership after their second consecutive B&I Cup defeat, despite fielding a strong side. Almost 3,500 turned up at Sardis Road to see their team record a bonus point win over the Londoners to give departing head coach Dale McIntosh a send-off to remember.Nottingham 16, Munster A 17A late try by Rory Scannell dashed last year’s Championship semi-finalists’ hopes of a memorable upset and confined the Green and Whites to their fourth consecutive defeat.Nottingham were good value for their 16-10 interval lead, but backs coach Ben Johnston blamed poor execution of basic skills and silly penalties for the turnaround.Best of the restElsewhere London Scottish were much too strong for Edinburgh Accies and ran out 55-19 winners. Despite a late comeback resulting in two last quarter penalty tries, Jersey went down 24-19 at a wet and windy Ravenhill.Plymouth’s lengthy trip to Stirling County resulted in a 12-38 win, while the Cornish Pirates — their neighbours from across the Tamar — travelled slightly further to inflict a 10-53 defeat on Ayr.last_img read more

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RFU scraps relegation for this season

first_imgBottom-placed Gloucester can breathe easier after the RFU decide that relegation would be unfair in a Covid-affected campaign. But the threat of ring-fencing has increased Former England wing Ugo Monye is a passionate advocate of promotion and relegation (Getty Images)Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “It is hoped that proposals will include a different approach to promotion and relegation from the Gallagher Premiership. The aim will be to retain the ambition of clubs in the Greene King IPA Championship and below and to continue to allow a route to promotion to the Gallagher Premiership. New minimum standard criteria, investment in facilities and club funding will be discussed.“The domestic calendar will be reviewed, which will also allow additional preparation time for the England men’s team ahead of Rugby World Cup 2023. Player welfare will be central to the proposals and the RPA will be consulted on the development of season structures.Saracens and Ealing Trailfinders are expected to contest the Championship promotion spot (Getty Images)“It is likely that any season structures may also include a further moratorium on promotion and relegation for three or four seasons, after which the structure will be subject to further review. Those proposals would be subject to a vote of the RFU Council before the end of the 2020/21 season.”Talk of ring-fencing the Premiership has plagued the sport for years, despite overwhelming arguments against it. The rise of Exeter Chiefs from relative obscurity to English and European champions is evidence that sport, like life, never stands still. It seems the chances of such uplifting stories, already damaged by appalling funding cuts to the Championship clubs, are about to be reduced.Exeter Chiefs have shown that lower-tier clubs can achieve great things if given the chance (CameraSport)Tonight Monye offered his own unequivocal verdict on the RFU decision.“The one thing about our league, and we say it’s the most competitive league in the world, is that we have jepoardy at the top and the bottom. Every game has a consequence,” he said.“And now there’s going to be no relegation. Everyone within rugby, the stakeholders, the unions, the clubs and the provinces, want to grow the game. We know when Saracens were announced as being relegated last January that the engagement level of fans and supporters with rugby fell off a cliff. So having no jeopardy at the bottom isn’t helping the very mission statement which rugby has put out in terms of growing the game.”Referring to the extra games that will be required by creating a 13-team Premiership, he added: “We don’t need more fixtures, we need more meaningful fixtures.“There needs to be consequences for recruitment, for the way in which you spend your money, for the way you prepare your teams.” RFU scraps relegation for this seasonThere will be no relegation from the Gallagher Premiership or Greene King IPA Championship this season.The decision, reached after a majority vote today by the RFU Council, follows fixture disruption caused by the pandemic. Six Premiership matches have been cancelled so far this season because of Covid cases while the second-tier Championship hasn’t even got underway. The community league programme has been scrapped altogether for the season.However, the winners of this season’s 11-club Championship, due to kick off on 6 March and with a two-leg final in June, will be promoted to next season’s Premiership. Subject, of course, to meeting the current minimum standards criteria. Saracens are the red-hot favourites to win that league, with Ealing Trailfinders regarded as their principal challengers. So next season’s Premiership will comprise 13 clubs and the Championship 11. London Scottish, who chose not to compete this season for financial reasons, will rejoin the latter division.Speculation about the scrapping of relegation for this season had been widely discussed in recent weeks. The decision was delayed because of understandable resistance from rights broadcaster BT Sport, who are concerned that matches played without jeopardy in the bottom half of the table will reduce the league’s appeal.The Council felt that the cancelled games – at Bath, Newcastle, Worcester, London Irish and Northampton (two) – had had a material impact on league positions and could mean that relegation was not based purely on on-field performance. Bath, Worcester and Gloucester, currently the bottom three sides, will be most relieved by today’s decision.Gloucester are propping up the Premiership table but now know they are safe this year (Getty Images)Gloucester head coach George Skivington, speaking ahead of his team’s game against Bristol, said: “The goalposts haven’t moved for us. The pressure of being in professional sport is the same wherever you are in the table. We will still be scrapping for every point we can get.”Most would agree that scrapping relegation this season, given the impact that Covid-19 has had, is a reasonable course of action. Although interestingly, Ugo Monye, the former England wing who works for BT Sport, suggested a play-off would have been fairer.What is disturbing, however, is some of the other wording buried lower down in today’s RFU press release. In particular, the threat of “a further moratorium on promotion and relegation for three or four seasons”.The press release says: “Over the next four months the RFU, Premiership Rugby and Championship representatives will work on recommendations for changes to the season structures for 2021/22 and beyond for both the Premiership and Championship.center_img “Holistic new minimum standards on and off the pitch for promotion to the Gallagher Premiership will be developed between now and the end of May 2021 with involvement and approval from Council, which will be designed to promote sustainability in the pro game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Premiership will become a 13-club league after today’s far-reaching edicts (CameraSport/Getty) last_img read more

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Práter Street 30-32 / PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis

first_imgArchitects: PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/93496/prater-street-kis-peter-epiteszmuterme Clipboard “COPY” Hungary Year:  Area:  1218 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Zsolt Batár+ 26 Share Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/93496/prater-street-kis-peter-epiteszmuterme Clipboard Práter Street 30-32 / PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis ArchDaily Photographs:  Zsolt BatárText description provided by the architects. RelationThe final building outline was determined by the scale and proportion of the sorrounding buildings. We didn’t want to form blocks that oppress their environment. Our primary aim was to find an acceptable, proportioned building form, that keeps the relative regulations, and we connected the most optimal number of apartments to this form. The sorrounding buildings and environment inspired the volume of the building. The existing firewalls on the location determined the volume from two sides: on one hand they are identifying characteristics of the site, on the other hand they ’section’ certain forms and buildings, therefore finishing these were one of the tasks. Instead of building something aside, we added the form to the site. Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárLocal valueWe reacted to the form and volume of the sorrounding buildings observantly and sensitively. This way of designing gave us the possibility to add the new building volume in a wider sense. We integrated the block that sorrounds the location in two levels. On the one part, the new building covers the fire walls, on the other hand, the moulded block evokes them. The new volume finishes the surrounding blocks, at the same time it marks the difference by the change of material. Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárRise of valueOur firm will was to generate the development of the certain site, the sorrounding blocks and it’s wider environment. The integrated building form generates an inner garden, that visually connects the street to the inner space of the new block. Besides giving the green experience to the space, this solution lets natural sunlight in, it gives natural light to the inner street and apartments. We connected public spaces to this inner garden, that adds a certain value, and completes the simple function of the apartments. Using the advantage of the location, we could create two roof terraces, that give extraordinary panoramic view to the city, and Gellert-hill. The vegetation and it’s designed elements create a continuous, L-shaped garden and public space, that at the same time separates and connects the two block of the new building. Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárOrganization of inner spacesA clear and uncomplicated longitudinal zone connects all the functions (apartments, parking, public spaces). This zone and the developed structural system allows the fexibility that appears in the organization of the functions, particularly in the layout of the apartments. Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárSustainability and efficiencyBesides using contemporary building methods, we focused on the sustainability of the building by using durable and persistent materials. The building suggests elegance and balance by it’s proportion, scale and inner spaces, while it is functionally organized, frugal. The cost estimation and the consturction plan was continuously conrtolled during the design procedure.Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárProject gallerySee allShow lessKaohsiung Vortex / Influx_StudioArticlesBaabdat Residence / L.E.FTArticlesProject locationAddress:Budapest, HungaryLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Budapest, Hungary 2007 Photographs Práter Street 30-32 / PLANT – Atelier Peter KisSave this projectSavePráter Street 30-32 / PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officePLANT – Atelier Peter KisOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasBudapestHousing3D ModelingHungaryPublished on December 05, 2010Cite: “Práter Street 30-32 / PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis” 05 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Topo’s Shed Workspace and Housing / Pía Mendaro

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933779/topos-shed-workspace-and-housing-pia-mendaro Clipboard Photographs Spain “COPY” Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933779/topos-shed-workspace-and-housing-pia-mendaro Clipboard Architects: Pía Mendaro Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Madrid, Spain Manufacturers: Daikin, Roca, Saunier Duval, Uponor, MORTEXArchitect In Charge:Pía MendaroPromoter:Clara CebriánProduction:Fast&Furious OfficeCity:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manuel OcañaText description provided by the architects. This is the house-studio of my friend Clara Cebrian. Clara is an artist and does not like overly designed things. She wanted something ‘like Ron Weasley’s house’; something that could adapt to the needs that appear over time.Save this picture!© Manuel OcañaThe project, therefore, had to provide a basis for life to happen and be ‘almost nothing’. Save this picture!© Manuel OcañaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Manuel Ocaña We work on a 10x10m warehouse with a gable roof held by two steel rafters, a facade with two windows and a door. For ‘almost nothing’ to work as ‘almost anything’ it seemed that nothing should be very tied.Save this picture!© Manuel OcañaWe were sure about three things: that the space must be understood as what it is – a square -, that we had to use a kitchen that Clara had bought for sale, and that the downspouts were where they were and were immovable.Save this picture!© Manuel OcañaSave this picture!© Manuel OcañaWe decided to make a ‘covert wall’; a front where we could place the kitchen (everyone always wants to be in the kitchen). The kitchen would become the useful protagonist of the space, and behind it, the bathroom and facilities would hide. The wall passes under the belt of the trusses, allowing the warehouse to be understood as it is, and prevents doors from opening directly over the space (especially the bathroom).Save this picture!© Manuel OcañaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Manuel OcañaIn the process of locating Clara’s sleeping place, we thought of making a wheeled bed, a cabin, a box with windows … until we decided to detach ourselves from the ground. We thereby provide a horizon in the warehouse; a connection with the outside that we believe necessary for mental health. It ended up being the project’s highlight: a very light, semi-hanging platform, which in turn supports a small elevation of the roof. We designed this structure with Manuel Ocaña; 20mm steel rounds working on compression and suspension, and 8mm corrugated rods in tension. The platform accepts a maximum of 5 people on it, so we made a ladder with wheels that could hide: skinny habits.Save this picture!© Manuel OcañaProject gallerySee allShow less20 Steel Projects from the 20th CenturyArticlesAdolfsbergsskolan School / LLP ArkitektkontorSelected Projects Share Topo’s Shed Workspace and Housing / Pía Mendaro Topo’s Shed Workspace and Housing / Pía MendaroSave this projectSaveTopo’s Shed Workspace and Housing / Pía MendaroSave this picture!© Manuel Ocaña+ 35Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs:  Manuel Ocaña Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Year:  Projects ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officePía MendaroOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadridOn FacebookSpainPublished on February 17, 2020Cite: “Topo’s Shed Workspace and Housing / Pía Mendaro” [Espacio de trabajo y vivienda La Nave del Topo / Pía Mendaro] 17 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?艺术家住宅+工作室,几乎无物的开敞空间 / Pía Mendaro是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Erdogan wants nuclear weapons

first_imgPublished Oct. 21 in the Italian newspaper, Il Manifesto. Translation by John Catalinotto.“Some countries have nuclear missiles, but the West insists that we cannot have them. This is unacceptable.”  This statement by President Erdogan reveals that the current crisis goes beyond that which began with the Turkish offensive in Syria. In Turkey, during the Cold War, the United States deployed nuclear weapons against the Soviet Union. In 1962, in agreements with the USSR to resolve the Cuban missile crisis, U.S. President John Kennedy promised to remove these weapons from Turkey, but this was not done.After the end of the Cold War, about 50 U.S. B61 nuclear bombs — the same kind as those deployed in northern Italy at Aviano and Ghedi — directed mainly against Russia, remained in Turkey, at the Incirlik air base. With that deployment, both the United States and Turkey violated the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Turkish pilots, within the framework of NATO, are trained — like the Italian pilots stationed at the Ghedi base — to attack with B61 nuclear bombs under U.S. command. The Pentagon plans to soon replace the B61s also in Turkey — as in Italy and other European countries — with the new B61-12 nuclear bombs, also directed mainly against Russia.In the meantime, however, following the Turkish purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missiles S-400, the United States removed Turkey from the list of places where it will deploy F-35s, which are the main carriers of B61-12 bombs. Turkey was supposed to have purchased 100 F-35 aircraft, of which it was a co-producer. “The F-35,” declared a White House spokesperson, “cannot coexist with the anti-aircraft system S-400, which can be used to learn the capabilities of the fighter.” (whitehouse.gov, July 17)That is, Russia could use what it learns through the S-400 anti-aircraft system to strengthen its defenses against the F-35. By supplying Ankara with S-400 anti-aircraft missiles, Moscow has at least for the meantime managed to prevent the U.S. from deploying 100 F-35s on Turkish territory, where they would be ready to attack [Russia] with new U.S. B61-12 nuclear bombs.At this point, it seems probable that, among the options considered in Washington, there is that of transferring U.S. nuclear weapons now in Turkey to another country deemed more reliable. According to the authoritative Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (USA, Oct. 17), “the Aviano air base may be the best European option from a political point of view, but it probably does not have enough space to receive all of Incirlik’s nuclear weapons.” Space could, however, be provided, given that renovation work has already begun in Aviano to accommodate B61-12 nuclear bombs.Against this background there is Erdogan’s declaration that, using the threatening presence of the Israeli nuclear arsenal as his excuse, Turkey intends to have its own nuclear weapons.It’s no easy project, but doable. Turkey has advanced military technologies, supplied in particular by Italian companies, especially Leonardo [aircraft, helicopter, military industry]. It has uranium deposits. It has experience in the field of research reactors, supplied in particular by the United States.Turkey has started the construction of its own nuclear electronics industry, purchasing some reactors from Russia, Japan, France and China. According to some sources, Turkey could have already procured, on the “illegal nuclear market,” centrifuges for uranium enrichment. Erdogan’s announcement that Turkey wants to become a nuclear power, interpreted by some as a bluff to give his regime more weight in NATO, should not be underestimated.Erdogan’s announcement uncovers what is generally hidden in the media debate: that is, that in the turbulent situation caused by aggressive war policies, the possession of nuclear weapons plays an increasingly important role. It prompts those who do not already possess nuclear weapons to obtain them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Three military policemen get along jail terms for killing journalist in 2007

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Reports A São Paulo court has just struck a major blow against impunity by passing long jail sentences on four men, three of them members of the military police, for the 2007 murder of journalist Luiz Barbon Filho. The difficulty of convicting policemen, although they are often involved in press freedom violations, makes the case all the more remarkable.The court sentenced Sgt. Edson Luiz Ronceiro, Capt. Adélcio Carlos Avelino and businessman Carlos Alberto da Costa on 27 March to 18 years and four months in prison on charges of aggravated homicide and “forming an armed band.” Pvt. Paulo César Ronceiro was previously sentenced to 16 years and four months in prison on the aggravated homicide charge alone. Barbon’s widow, Kátia Camargo, was put on a witness protection programme before testifying.A journalist based in Porto Ferreira (in the state of São Paulo) who wrote for two local newspapers, Jornal do Porto and JC Regional, Barbon accused five local officials and four businessmen of sexual abuse of teenagers in an article in 2003. Of all the people who were arrested and charged in connection with the case, only one, a waiter who allegedly organised sex parties, is still detained.Aged 37, Barbon was gunned down in a Porto Ferreira bar on the evening of 5 May 2007 by two masked men who arrived on a motorcycle. He died of gunshot injuries to the abdomen after being rushed to a hospital. (Photo : Folha online) Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation BrazilAmericas center_img Follow the news on Brazil News May 13, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts to go further March 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three military policemen get along jail terms for killing journalist in 2007 RSF_en April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Ginnie Mae’s Michael Bright Steps Down

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) announced that Michael Bright, EVP and COO at Ginnie Mae will be stepping down on January 16 and has requested that his nomination for President of the agency be withdrawn to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector.In his resignation letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Bright said that he would institute an orderly transition process, including handing over delegated authority for policy decisions immediately.”The opportunity to serve the country and our economy in this capacity has been a tremendous honor… I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished since early 2017,” Bright said. “As you are aware, over the past two years, Ginnie Mae’s total outstanding portfolio crossed the $2 trillion mark, and last year we served 1.9 million American families as they purchased or refinanced a home. This would not have taken place without the dedication and leadership of the Ginnie Mae staff, who are some of the most knowledgeable and mission-focused professionals I have ever worked with.”Maren Kasper, current EVP of Ginnie Mae, will serve as the Acting President upon Bright’s departure. Kasper joined Ginnie Mae in June 2017.“I want to thank Michael for his many contributions to Ginnie Mae over the last two years,” said Secretary Carson. “He has assembled a first-rate team and successfully managed and expanded a portfolio that enables millions of Americans to become homeowners each year. We wish him the best in his future.”Nominated to head Ginnie Mae in May, Bright had said that he intended to continue Ginnie Mae’s ongoing work to strengthen and modernize the agency as well as ensuring that the security of the FHA, VA, and USDA loans it oversees to ensure better security price and lower rates for borrowers of these loans.“Between the work we have done administratively at Ginnie as well as the language recently passed into law, we have taken a major step towards rooting out behavior that was threatening the very viability of the Ginnie security, and thereby threatening the viability of the VA, USDA, and FHA programs we support,” Bright had said during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Banking Committee. “We will not tolerate this behavior, and we now know that Congress stands with us. Collectively, our efforts are working. We can already see that in the form of a better security price, which directly translates into lower rates for FHA, VA, and USDA borrowers.”  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ben Carson Ginnie Mae HUD Michael Bright 2019-01-09 Radhika Ojha Related Articles January 9, 2019 2,026 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: Why Is the Manhattan Housing Market Slowing Down? Next: Former Ginnie Mae COO’s New Role The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojhacenter_img Tagged with: Ben Carson Ginnie Mae HUD Michael Bright Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ginnie Mae’s Michael Bright Steps Down Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ginnie Mae’s Michael Bright Steps Down Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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