Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Read More →

Anglican Communion prepares to welcome Chile as 40th province

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Nov 1, 2018 Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion prepares to welcome Chile as 40th province Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is traveling to Santiago to officially inaugurate the newest province of the Anglican Communion. The Iglesia Anglicana de Chile – the Anglican Church of Chile – will become the 40th Anglican Communion province when it is inaugurated on Nov. 4. Welby will preside over the ceremony, which will be held at the Grange School in the city of Santiago. Usual Sunday services in local churches have been suspended to enable people to take part.Read the full article here. Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Latin America Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

Read More →

Fremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Fremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects photographs:  Robert FrithPhotographs:  Robert Frith Save this picture!© Robert FrithText description provided by the architects. This project is a highly crafted and tactile addition to a beautiful limestone colonial bungalow. It is an addition that draws heavily on the physical and material character of the existing house and sought to provide a contemporary re-presentation of these elements. Save this picture!SectionThe original house faces a main road and sits on a subdivided block with shared vehicular access to a contemporary house built at the rear. Ideas about where to locate the new addition were pre-determined by the heritage character of the house and minimal space available at the rear because of the vehicle access. The brief requested a simple replacement of the existing fibro lean-to at the rear that contained the kitchen, dining, bathroom and laundry. The only additional request was for a separate ensuite off the main bedroom. Formally the original house is a corrugated iron roof over rough heavy walls with dark interiors and no connection to the external environment. The limestone rubble walls create a striking roughness and texture to the exterior while internally creating deep thresholds between spaces. Save this picture!© Robert FrithThe new addition takes these qualities of material, light and tactility and reinterprets them to create a series of spaces that are designed to elevate the experience of living. Rammed Limestone walls were created to continue the weightiness of the existing but to introduce a more tactile surface. Over the walls a dynamic metal clad roof structure has been carefully placed. The profile of the roof reflects its role in opening up the interior bringing light and ventilation deep within. The texture of the cladding gives the roof a visual tactility through the play of light and shadow over its surface. Save this picture!© Robert FrithA significant problem in additions and alterations is how to connect the new and old together. Because of the strength of character of the existing the new roof and walls have been pulled away from the existing house in order to emphasize the qualities of each. Where the two forms touch the materials have been reduced to almost nothing. The roof has been flattened to tuck underneath the existing and the walls stop short and glass has been introduced. Save this picture!© Robert FrithThis project is a careful exploration of materials and restraint in order to create a generous living environment. The new internal living spaces have been augmented by the introduction of external deck and garden spaces. Cavity sliding doors open up to allow for the boundary between these two spaces to be erased. The creation of the decking also allows for the introduction of green spaces and landscaping which previously was not possible. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessKoica Library / Solis Colomer ArquitectosFlashbacksRafi Segal to Appear in Court Over National Library of IsraelArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/383926/fremantle-additions-jonathan-lake-architects Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Jonathan Lake Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 “COPY” Fremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects Housescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/383926/fremantle-additions-jonathan-lake-architects Clipboard Projects 2012 Save this picture!© Robert Frith+ 22 Share Australia Year:  CopyHouses•Stromlo, Australia Year:  CopyAbout this officeJonathan Lake ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStromloHousesAustraliaPublished on June 10, 2013Cite: “Fremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects” 10 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

Read More →

The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, LRES, and More

first_img Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago ACES Risk Management ARMCO Company News CoreLogic LRES The Industry Pulse 2018-06-21 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, LRES, and More Previous: Trump Administration Sets Forth Plan to End GSE Conservatorship Next: Where are Homeowners Spending the Most on Their Mortgages in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: ACES Risk Management ARMCO Company News CoreLogic LRES The Industry Pulse The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, LRES, and More Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton  Print This Post From new appointments and research to new technology and rule changes, get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update.Global property information and analytics-provider CoreLogic has announced a new agreement with Elm Street Technology, LLC to offer the Elevate Broker Operating System and Services (BOSS) platform to real estate brokers. Elevate is an end-to-end solution that includes premium websites, lead generation and management services, CRM, mobile web solutions, social media management, blogging and client retention tools. Under the agreement, CoreLogic will serve as an authorized reseller, offering Elevate through the Clareity DASH! platform to current broker clients.“We look forward to working with Elm Street Technology,” said Chris Bennett, Executive Leader of Real Estate Solutions for CoreLogic. “Both our companies are laser-focused on innovating solutions that minimize complexity for brokers and their agents. With our Clareity dashboard and Trestle listing distribution solutions, we’re already unifying and streamlining a host of common broker tasks. With Elevate, we broaden our offering to brokers even further. This new relationship reflects our commitment to offering innovative solutions that improve efficiency while increasing user adoption.”“CoreLogic is a natural fit for us,” said Prem Luthra, president, and CEO of Elm Street Technology. “CoreLogic has a strong presence in the broker space and a depth of unique property information that makes brokers and agents more insightful. Together, we share a vision for a unified end-to-end broker and agent marketing solution that dramatically simplifies the technology and services real estate professionals utilize to operate their businesses.”________________________________________________________________________________LRES Corporation, an Orange, California-based residential and commercial real estate services company that provides nationwide valuations, REO asset management, and HOA solutions for the mortgage and real estate industry, has welcomed Frank Obregon as its commercial appraisal manager.Obregon holds nearly 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, and before joining the LRES team, he served as director of commercial valuation for PCV Murcor, where he managed appraisal report and appraisal review production, training, client interface, budget, staffing, and more. Prior to that position, Obregon held a regional manager role with Ameriquest Mortgage.“Frank’s advanced knowledge and proven success in the commercial real estate industry make him a valuable addition to our team as LRES continues to expand offerings and create efficiencies in the commercial valuation industry,” Mark Johnson, President of LRES said.________________________________________________________________________________Florida-baed ACES Risk Management (ARMCO) has hired industry veteran Nick Volpe as Chief Strategy Officer.  In her new role, Volpe will expand the adoption of ACES Audit Technology™ across financial enterprises and shepherd new solutions to market via ARMCO’s consultative approach to customer challenges.“Nick has an incredible combination of subject matter expertise, ACES knowledge and mortgage operational experience. As someone who made extensive use of ACES in an executive capacity as a customer, Nick understands the value of the platform and the world-class client-oriented experience provided by the ARMCO support team,” said Avi Naider, CEO of ARMCO. “Understanding our clients and their needs is the basis of our success at ARMCO. We’re happy to have Nick’s expertise to further elevate the experience and technology we deliver to the marketplace.”Volpe’s expertise stems from over 23 years of mortgage operational and QC experience, including executive positions at Interthinx, First American Mortgage Solutions, and Clayton Holdings. While at First American, Volpe led the loan review division and functioned as a subject matter expert. He was one of the first employees at Clayton when he joined the company in 2000. David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago June 21, 2018 1,436 Views Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Read More →

[COVID-19] Delhi HC Refuses To Release A Prisoner As His Residence Was In Notified Containment Zone [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[COVID-19] Delhi HC Refuses To Release A Prisoner As His Residence Was In Notified Containment Zone [Read Order] Karan Tripathi6 May 2020 4:15 AMShare This – xIn an application seeking interim suspension of sentence, the Delhi High Court refused to release the prisoner as his residence fell in the notified containment zone in Delhi. While denying relief, the Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru noted that since the applicant’s residence falls within a notified containment zone, where residents are at high risk of catching the infection, it…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn an application seeking interim suspension of sentence, the Delhi High Court refused to release the prisoner as his residence fell in the notified containment zone in Delhi. While denying relief, the Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru noted that since the applicant’s residence falls within a notified containment zone, where residents are at high risk of catching the infection, it would not be appropriate to release the prisoner on the ground of COVID19 contagion. The order has come in an application seeking interim suspension of sentence till the hearing of the criminal appeals. The counsel for the appellant submitted that the appellant has been in custody for over three years and three months and therefore his sentence may be suspended. He also submitted that these applications may be favourably considered on account of the prevalent COVID19 pandemic. While denying relief to the appellant on the ground of pandemic, the court, however, did allow for the appeals of the appellant to be heard on an earlier date. Containment Zones are the areas which are notified by the State Government as the high risk areas for the COVID19 contagion. These zones are sealed, and strict lockdown is enforced therein. None of the relaxations announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs apply in these areas. As of date, there are 88 containment zones in Delhi. The appellant in the present case was represented by Mr Roshan Lal Saini. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Read More →

Incidence Of Jamia Violence Can’t Be Compared To Jallianwala Bagh Incident: Delhi Police Argues Before Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesIncidence Of Jamia Violence Can’t Be Compared To Jallianwala Bagh Incident: Delhi Police Argues Before Delhi HC Karan Tripathi18 Sep 2020 8:18 AMShare This – xWhile arguing for the Delhi Police in the matter concerning Jamia violence, Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi argued that the Petitioners can’t compare the police action in the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia University to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. While addressing the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan, Mr Lekhi further argued that the force…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile arguing for the Delhi Police in the matter concerning Jamia violence, Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi argued that the Petitioners can’t compare the police action in the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia University to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. While addressing the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan, Mr Lekhi further argued that the force used by the Delhi Police was well within the contours of the law, and a writ court cannot exercise its extraordinary powers in a matter where the appropriate remedy lies before a criminal court. Mr Lekhi commenced his arguments by opposing the demand for transferring the investigation to an independent inquiry by arguing that this relief can’t be granted at this stage when the charge sheet has already been filed. He said: ‘Transfer of investigation is not done in a routine manner. This power is only exercised in exceptional cases where there is a grave violation of fundamental rights.’ At this stage, the court asked the ASG as to why no action has been taken against those individual police officers who used excessive or disproportionate force. ‘The report prepared by the National Human Rights Commission also talks about certain instances of police excesses, why hasn’t any action been taken regarding that Why are no FIRs registered against the police officers?’, the court asked. Responding to this query, Mr Lekhi submitted that an independent inquiry was initiated against such individual cases of disproportionate use of force. ‘The NHRC report in its totality vindicates the action of the Delhi Police’, he argued. Further, Mr Lekhi submitted that the police action was justified under section 129 of the Criminal Procedure Code, and hence, for prosecuting any police officer, sanction of the central government has to be sought under section 132 of the CrPC. He argued: ‘It’s not the case of the Petitioners that the sanction of the central government shall be sought for prosecuting the erring police officers. Even for registering the FIRs against the police officers, sanction of the central government has to be sought.’ Therefore, Mr Lekhi argued that the action of the police inside the Jamia campus, and the use of anti-riot gear, was justified, proportionate and necessary to quell the violent mob which has turned into an unlawful assembly. The court will next hear this matter on October 01. Next Storylast_img read more

Read More →

Bombay High Court to Pronounce Order on Param Bir Singh’s PIL Seeking Probe Against Anil Deshmukh, on Monday

first_imgTop StoriesBombay High Court to Pronounce Order on Param Bir Singh’s PIL Seeking Probe Against Anil Deshmukh, on Monday LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 April 2021 6:48 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court will pronounce its order, on Monday, on a criminal PIL by shunted out Mumbai Commissioner – Param Bir Singh- seeking a CBI probe for alleged malpractices against Maharashtra’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni reserved its order on Singh’s plea, on Wednesday, along with three other…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court will pronounce its order, on Monday, on a criminal PIL by shunted out Mumbai Commissioner – Param Bir Singh- seeking a CBI probe for alleged malpractices against Maharashtra’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni reserved its order on Singh’s plea, on Wednesday, along with three other petitions following arguments on the admission of the matter, the State’s preliminary objection on maintainability of the petition and prayers for interim reliefs. During the marathon hearing, which lasted over six hours, the bench expressed its dilemma over passing an order for an investigation in the absence of an FIR. “An FIR is the first step into setting the criminal law in motion,” CJ Datta observed. Justice Datta frowned at the practice of approaching the Courts seeking directions for independent probe, without even approaching the police to register an FIR. The bench observed that just writing letters to the CM (as Param Bir had done), wasn’t enough. “You (Param Bir Singh) are a police officer. If you find an offence has been committed you are duty-bound to file an FIR. Why did you not do it? You are failing in your duty if you don’t file an FIR when you know an offence has been committed. Simply writing letters to the CM won’t do.” The Advocate General raised a preliminary objection of maintainability of Singh’s PIL stating that the latter is “vitally interested” in both the prayers in the PIL. In his PIL, Singh has sought an “immediate, unbiased, uninfluenced impartial and fair investigation on the various corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh before evidences are destroyed.” And further sought a direction to the state government that police officials are not transferred for any pecuniary benefits to any politicians or in contravention of the guidelines issued in Prakash Singh & others vs Union of India. Senior Advocate Vikram Nankani, appearing for Param Bir Singh insisted that the allegations have been levelled by a person who occupied the “highest police post” and it is something that needs to be looked into by an independent investigating agency. Nankani said he was only seeking an independent inquiry by the CBI if an investigation was not possible. The other pleas were filed by Vinod Dubey, advocates Jaishri Patil and Ghanshyam Upadhyay and CA Mohan Bhide. However, only Patil had approached the Malabar Hill Police for registration of an FIR. On an enquiry made by the court, it was revealed that the Malabar Hill Police had not even recorded Patil’s complaint in their station diary. The court also heard Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh for CBI, who did not object to taking over the probe. Param Bir Singh was represented by Senior Advocates Vikram Nankani, Birendra Saraf and Sharan Jagtiani along with advocate Subodh Desai, Sunny Punamia and Akshay Bafna. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Read More →

New charge on new petrol & diesel cars expected in budget

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – October 3, 2019 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th New charge on new petrol & diesel cars expected in budget WhatsApp Previous article“The Score” starts tonight on HighlandNext articleGardai intercept man at Dublin airport over theft incident in Letterkenny News Highland A new charge on all new petrol and diesel cars is expected to be introduced in next week’s budget.Reports suggest the new environmental health surcharge would be linked to nitrogen oxide and other pollutants.The Department of Finance had already earmarked an environmental health surcharge for vehicles as a potential new policy.But according to the Irish Times, sources close to Minister Paschal Donohoe say he’s likely to announce it next week.The charges would be linked to nitrogen oxide and other pollutants, and would apply on the “polluter pays” principle.That means higher surcharges for higher-emitting cars.An average new diesel car, with an NOx level of 43mg/km, would face charges of € 215, € 323 and € 430 respectively.The average new petrol car would face € 115, € 173 and € 230, and the charge would likely be significantly higher for used imports.Minister Donohue will reveal Budget 2020 next Tuesday.last_img read more

Read More →

Rutgers President Releases New Book, “The Cause of Freedom”

first_imgCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. “One is the continuation of the way that we live our lives in a socially mediated way. Smartphones, digital uploads and things are instantaneous, and there are witnesses everywhere. The other thing that we can’t ignore is that we had a nation that couldn’t go anywhere because of the pandemic and more specifically, we had a nation of people who are deeply inconvenienced,” said Holloway.  “There are too many moments in our history when people have done heroic things and no one’s been looking, cleaning up the messes, you know, guiding people away. And the country, I think, has been built on that kind of history. I definitely don’t believe the insurrectionists are the majority in this country.”  “Something has shifted, but my optimism was torn to bits on January 6th,” said Holloway. “I could ask large questions that were thematic, that I felt tied together African-American history or at least allowed people a way to access that history,” said Holloway.  He said the book comes at a very relevant time, with renewed calls for social and racial justice. But who is Holloway’s intended audience?  The pandemic brought light to long standing inequities for people of color.  Holloway said that a small book done the right way can be just as effective as a big one.  “It pulled away the blinds from those who refused to see that health disparities, clinical disparities, clinical care disparities, differences in life expectancies. These were not new phenomena. But now there is no hiding,” said Holloway.  Wildpixel/iStockBy JENNI GOLDSTEIN and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News He said there was also something different about the aftermath of Floyd’s death and the new ways it has resonated with so many Americans.  The pandemic took a toll on everyone, but Halloway said it hit especially hard for many minority communities that were already struggling. “He fits in the perspective of this is nothing new. I mean, that’s the horrible thing to say. But Floyd’s murder is part of a continuum of what I will call the disregard for the black body in this nation’s history,” said Holloway. The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, brought about a major shift in this country in the fight for equality. A big question now is whether the country is ready to confront these issues head on. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) — In his new 120-page book “The Cause of Freedom,” Rutgers University president Jonathan Holloway, hopes to inform any reader that they can learn and grow through four centuries of black history in the United States. Jonathan Holloway is president of Rutgers University and the author of “The Cause of Freedom,” published by Oxford University Press. “I think at some unconscious level there is a recognition of, my God, this happens on a daily basis for individuals like Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, I mean, every single day, and now they could bear witness to it.” He spoke with ABC’s Aaron Katersky, whose full report can be heard on the ABC News “Perspective” podcast.  But he also chooses hope. “The first audience is really curious people who actually want to know more about this country’s history. Now notice I didn’t say curious people who want to know more about African-American history. I see them as the same thing. And so, frankly, given all the traumatic social and racial upheaval of 2020 in particular, there is a new group of people who want to learn, how did this happen? How did we get here?”last_img read more

Read More →

The secrets still to come in the FBI’s Jose Huizar investigation

first_imgShare via Shortlink Message* Email Address* Photo illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal (Getty, iStock)It was the fall of 2017 and Los Angeles City Council Member Jose Huizar needed a word with a longtime staffer about two real estate projects pending before the council.In advance of hearings, Huizar wanted to make sure the projects’ developers had funneled thousands of dollars to a fund set up to elect Huizar’s wife, Richelle Huizar, as his successor.“All commitments have been made,” his staffer, George Esparza, assured him.The exchange was one of many startling details in the 138-page superseding indictment of Huizar that federal prosecutors handed down Nov. 30.The filing brought new criminal counts against Huizar and also Shenzhen New World Group, its chairman Wei Huang, Los Angeles builder Dae Yong Lee and the Lee-incorporated 940 Hill LLC.But questions remain about the Huizar probe, which has lasted more than two years and produced an array of indictments, plea deals, and tales of pay-to-play for Katy Perry tickets.Notably, it’s unclear what other real estate executives and companies will face charges. The latest indictment alludes to 14 companies.As Donald Rumsfeld might put it, here are the known knowns, known unknowns, and an unknown unknown of the investigation.Known KnownsHuizar has gone from chair of the council’s powerful planning committee, to just downtown council member, to termed-out member facing 41 criminal counts of racketeering, fraud and money laundering. Huizar has pleaded not guilty to all charges and faces a June trial.Dae Yong Lee, 940 Hill LLC and Ray Chan, former deputy mayor of the economic development office, have also pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering charges. Shenzhen New World Group and its chairman Wei Huang, who resides in China, await arraignment.A handful of people have been identified as supplying information to the FBI through plea deals announced by federal prosecutors. These include Esparza, who pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in May and graces no fewer than 52 of the latest indictment’s 138 pages. Others who made deals with prosecutors include real estate consultant George Chiang, appraiser Justin Jangwoo Kim, lobbyist Morris Goldman, and former City Council Member Mitchell Englander.Developer Shenzhen Hazens has paid a $1 million fine and admitted to wrongdoing.Known UnknownsThe indictment lists three companies that gave $25,000, $50,000 and $50,000, respectively, to the political action committee to elect Richelle Huizar.Two of those companies appeared before either the council’s Economic Development Committee or Planning, Land Use and Management Committee on Oct. 24, 2017.A “Company I” had a project outside Huizar’s district and needed approval for signage, which might connect to an item on the planning agenda.“Company H,” meanwhile, sought a “transient occupancy tax rebate,” perhaps taken up during the economic development meeting.An LLC seeking a hotel tax break at that meeting was incorporated by the Choice Hotel franchise. But a Choice company spokesperson said, “Choice is not a party to this project,” adding, “That said, we are confident that the venture’s development activities have been conducted in compliance with all applicable laws.”Also unknown is whether the FBI views these companies as co-conspirators or if they are already cooperating with prosecutors.The Huizar scandal concerns allegations that companies paid off the council member. But, as Neil McCauley once said, there’s a flip side to that coin: Whether any developers failed to get projects approved because they didn’t bribe Huizar.The indictment refers to a China-based developer, “Company G,” that Esparza slams for not giving money to the Richelle Huizar PAC.“[Company G] has not come through with any commitments to us,” Esparza said during a May 2017 phone call. “So … let’s just continue to ignore them, you know. We are not going to help them.”Shortly after the FBI raided Huizar’s office in November 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported that real estate and billboard companies were solicited by Richelle Huizar to donate money to Jose Huizar’s former school, Bishop Mora Salesian High School in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.The Times reported that Shanghai-based Greenland gave $25,000 to the school, and New York City-headquartered Related Companies provided $10,000.The indictment mentions a China-based Company L that gave $25,000 to the high school — perhaps Greenland, which has acknowledged donating. But it also alludes to a different Chinese business, “Company K,” that gave $25,000.Unknown is what the second Chinese company might be and why it is mentioned in the indictment. Also, unknown is whether Greenland figures into the probe beyond the single donation.A “Company M” in the indictment appears to be Carmel Partners, a San Francisco-based developer. But after an initial statement in July, Carmel has not discussed its involvement in the Huizar scheme. Will the firm avoid criminal prosecution? Is it working on a deal similar to Shenzhen Hazen’s?Unknown UnknownU.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the president, and L.A.’s is Nicola Hanna, a Donald Trump appointee. No one knows if Hanna is pushing to wrap up the case before President-Elect Joe Biden replaces him.But Hanna’s latest public statements suggest that the Huizar probe is not just about the council member and a few rogue companies.“This detailed indictment,” Hanna said in a statement, “should prompt a serious discussion as to whether significant reforms are warranted in Los Angeles city government.”Contact the author Tagscarmel partnersJose HuizarLos Angeles City CouncilShenzhen HazensShenzhen New World Group Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Read More →