Businesses enjoy advantage of charity links Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Business Impact task force argues in their new report that businesses should forge links with charities because this can bring competitive advantage. The task force was set up by Business in the Community. The report, Winning with Integrity, is published online by Business Impact.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

first_img Howard Lake | 16 March 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A second priest has ended his association with the organiser of a major Irish secondhand clothes collection for Africa. Ugandan priest Anthony Ssenkaayi said he no longer wished his name to be used by businessman Joe Monaghan from Clonacore, Clones, Co Monaghan, to promote the collection of clothes at churches and homes around the country. Last year, it emerged another priest, Fr Charlie Beirne who lives in Mbarara in Uganda, had written to the bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, and informed him he was no longer connected with Mr Monaghan and did not want any more clothes to be collected in his name. Fr Beirne said: “There are people who have been going around Ireland collecting secondhand clothing on my behalf. I wish to make it clear that no one has been authorised by me to do so.” Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Another priest cuts link to ‘charity collector’center_img Tagged with: Ireland The priest, whose parents are Irish, said he had received a donation of ‚€3,000 from Mr Monaghan in 2001 and not a penny after that. He was shocked to learn that his name had been used for three years on leaflets asking for secondhand clothes around the country. Fr Ssenkaayi said Mr Monaghan flew him over to Ireland and put him up in a B&B in return for his calling parishes and bishops around the country promoting his clothes collection business. “In the agreement, they promised to give ‚€10,000 every year,” he said. “In my estimation of what I saw, this was peanuts compared to the clothes they collected from all over Ireland in my name.” Fr Ssenkaayi said he got ‚€5,000 from Mr Monaghan in 2004/2005, but had never received anything since. “I have pulled out of the deals with those men,” he said. “They made me put a voice message on the office mobile phone which had to remain plugged in the office, just to defend them – saying that I am happy with their work. “It was really using me and I hated it. I have not sent any information to the bishops about them, but I am doing so in due course,” he said. Mr Monaghan admitted that his company, Global Textile Shipping Ltd, sold secondhand clothes “principally to Eastern Europe and Russia”. He said he had been in business for 10 years, employing up to four people. Mr Monaghan is not prepared to say how much money his various enterprises had given to poor communities in Africa over the past 10 years, funded by donations from the public. “If I give money to charity that’s for me to know,” he said. Mr Monaghan insisted he was still friends with Fr Beirne and Fr Ssenkaayi. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgPublished Nov. 13 on Telesur. Translation by John Catalinotto.“Welcome to the dictatorship,” said one woman as she ran from tear gas, motorcycles, vans holding young people arrested, and military tanks. The scene took place in the center of the city of La Paz in the afternoon of [Wednesday], Nov. 13, after the president of the Senate, Adriana Salvatierra, had been detained and the self-proclaimed president, Jeanine Añez, had appointed a new military chief. Bolivians, carrying whipalas, protest U.S.-back coupEvents are happening at dizzying speed in Bolivia. The bloc carrying out the coup d’état has a series of steps to take and carries them forward. Añez’s self-proclamation, gospel in hand and with the tricolor sash put on her by the Bolivian Armed Forces, was one of them. This Wednesday, Nov. 13, The next one took place, that of creating a fictional government — that is to say, putting someone in position to give orders.These steps have a paradox: While [the coup-makers] try to make it appear that there is a new government following laws, the unconstitutional way in which they do it shows the magnitude of the coup d’état. Not only for analysts, parties and diplomats, but for a part of the population that sees the self-proclamation as something impossible to justify democratically.That situation was reflected in the uprising in the city of El Alto that began on Monday, Nov. 11, which this Wednesday became a massive town meeting and then descended in a unified manner to La Paz. The number of people mobilized [in resistance to the coup] is increasing daily, and their radicalism is being consolidated. The situation in this key area of Bolivian history and political dynamics graphs the tensions and unity. On the one hand, the mobilizations [of resistance to the coup] have two indisputable points of unity: the defense of whipala [Indigenous flag] that was trampled by the coup-plotters — “it is the revolution of the whipalas,” said an Aymara [Indigenous] leader — and on the other side [the self-appointed President] Añez, who has made anti-Indigenous statements, with  her illegal presidency.On the other hand, [within the resistance] there is a point of debate: the return of Evo Morales. One sector chants it, demands it and fights to make it a reality, while another affirms that it does not belong to the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) –“We are not Masists,” they say. But it is clear [the resistance] must confront a coup d’état that does not distinguish between those who are Masists and those who aren’t, and that pursues, represses and murders equally. Police violence fuels resistanceThis situation seems to be in an upward spiral where police violence fuels the uprising. There have already been two deaths in El Alto — possibly three — and the prolonged repression, for hours this Wednesday, strengthens the already clear separation: El Alto, the whipala, the Indigenous nations against the coup d’état led by those who despise and humiliate them. The coup leadership is trying to send messages addressing and defusing this confrontation, such as placing whipalas on top of military tanks, or broadcasting videos of Fernando Camacho — the main civilian and business face of the coup —  and Añez in which they claim to be united and respect diversity and the whipala.These messages have failed to produce the desired effect. The establishment of a process of resistance is advancing, not only in El Alto, but also in rural areas, with local mobilizations, in highways, cities and other places that converge toward the city of La Paz, where the [Indigenous peoples’ militia] Ponchos Rojos arrived on Wednesday. Will a siege of La Paz take place? It is one of the main fears experienced at this hour. Fear is precisely what motivates many of those who support the coup and celebrate it. They organize in their blocks of middle-class and wealthy areas to defend themselves from what they present as the invasions of  El Alto and  the Indigenous peoples. Fear and revenge are two of the engines that move the coup. The overthrow of Morales has several objectives, among which is to return the country to the ruling classes: that of a Bolivia governed by them and for them. They are advancing toward that objective, and on Wednesday night eleven ministers of the new cabinet were appointed after the repression and the news of the dead. According to several newspapers, there were two deaths: one in Montero and another in Yapacaní, in the department of Santa Cruz. The news of repression, persecution, arrests, gunfire against demonstrators are multiplied in social networks, but speed, censorship, the rupture of the rule of law and the lack of government open an area of impunity that seems to have no limits. Who has commanded the Bolivian Armed Forces until tonight? Who commands the right-wing armed groups that have lists of Masists to be assassinated?The process of consolidation of the coup is advancing in its steps and has international backing. In addition to the U.S. government and the secretary of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro, the Colombian government backed the coup, and the high representative of European Union foreign policy Federica Mogherini supported the appointment of Añez as interim president.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Farm Credit Moves to New Location in Valparaiso Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 10, 2012 SHARE SHAREcenter_img “This area alone has experienced more than 18 percent growth over the last 5 years and we expect continued growth in the future. Business and volume for this office has grown 4.5 percent in the last year.  We simply outgrew our old space,” said Craig Blume, regional vice president. Blume went on to say that several new office construction projects across the association’s four state territory are underway to accommodate growth, including locations in Greensburg, Huntingburg and Crawfordsville in Indiana and a location in Columbia, Tennessee.The Valparaiso eight-person office staff includes financial services officers Denise Scarborough, Amy Pelsy and Randi Potts.  The customer service representatives are Vicki Barthold, Devra Leonard, Diane Osburn and Kelly Semancik.  The crop insurance specialist is Jeff Smoker.The Grand Opening for the Valparaiso office will be held Thursday, February 2. Farm Credit members and the public are welcome to stop by to tour the new facility as well as to receive more information on Farm Credit programs and services and to meet the Valparaiso staff, area board members, local advisors and Farm Credit leaders.To contact the Valparaiso office, call 888-212-5308 or go online to www.e-farmcredit.com.>   Completing a construction project that began almost six months ago, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America (FCS) today announced that staff from the Valparaiso office moved into their new 2,800 square foot building last month. The new facility, located in the Eastport Centre in Valparaiso at 2901 Leonard Drive, is approximately one mile northwest of the old location.  The office will continue to serve more than 770 customers in Porter, LaPorte, Lake, and Starke Counties and will manage $145 million in loan volume.Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Farm Credit has served members throughout the four-state region for more than 95 years, offering loans for farm and rural financial needs, including real estate, operating, equipment and housing loans plus related services, such as crop insurance and vehicle, equipment and building leases. With 92 offices and more than 900 employees, FCS is backed by the strength of $18 billion in loan assets. Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Credit Moves to New Location in Valparaiso Previous articleCellulosic Biofuel Production LaggingNext articleOil Prices to Reach All-Time High Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_imgSTAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Facebook Twitter Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 SHARE Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Indiana BOAH Takes Avian Flu Precautions Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Facebook Twitter BOAH banIn a specially called meeting of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health to consider emergency rules for controlling highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus, it was unanimously decided that all bird movements in Indiana to events that allow comingling of birds from different locations will be prohibited until further notice. Denise Derrer is with BOAH.“It was a difficult decision to make but everyone was in agreement. The science is behind this and says it’s something we need to do just to protect all the birds in the state of Indiana.”She said this applies to every species of bird.“This applies beyond poultry and includes quail, exotic birds, other species as well.”The action does not apply to private sales between individuals but the halt in movement will affect fairs, shows, exhibitions and public sales“So this will mean that birds should not be going to any county fairs, it applies to state fair, and it also applies to swap meets, sale barns, flea markets, those types of places where people may go and sell birds back and forth.”BOAH says the plan is temporary and would like 4-H’ers and bird enthusiasts to get back to business as usual as soon as possible. A designed public comment opportunity might help with that.“The question is how do we do that in a way that’s safe and healthy for the birds. So we are launching in June a place on our website where the public can comment. We’ll take comments from anybody as far as what they feel we can do to get rid of this ban and make it a better situation for the birds, whether that be testing individual birds before each exhibition or sale. It could be differences in the way they are displayed, or showed, or taken there, so we’re open to any creative ideas or creative thinking.”But Derrer says BOAH wants people to know the ban could last through the end of the year, and maybe even beyond.“At the rate that things are going right now with the high path AI situation in the upper Midwest, we’re not seeing this slowing down anytime soon,” she told HAT. “So we’re just trying to get folks in the mindset to be prepared, that this could take awhile.”Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh, DVM added, “This was not a decision made lightly. The spread of the H5 viruses has been unprecedented, and our goal is to protect the health of small, backyard poultry flocks as much as our commercial industry from this disease.Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), while deadly to domestic poultry, does not present a food safety threat, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has stated the virus poses little risk to human health.Sixteen states, primarily in the Upper Midwest, have had diagnosed cases of HPAI, resulting in the deaths of more than 40 million birds. Indiana had a single, backyard flock diagnosed earlier this month.Poultry owners who notice illness in their birds consistent with avian influenza are encouraged to call the Healthy Birds Hotline at 866-536-7593 to speak with a state or federal veterinarian.Hoosiers who notice five or more dead feeder-type wild birds should contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at 812-334-1137.More information about Indiana’s response to HPAI is online at:  www.in.gov/boah/2390.htm.Source: BOAH Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Previous articleWhite House Releases Revised WOTUS RuleNext articleClosing Comments Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana BOAH Takes Avian Flu Precautions By Andy Eubank – May 27, 2015 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 All quotes are delayed snapshots Name Sym Last Change How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States SHARElast_img read more

first_img Pinterest BOSTON & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 8, 2021– TA Associates, un des leaders mondiaux du capital investissement de croissance, a annoncé aujourd’hui la signature d’un accord définitif d’investissement majoritaire au sein de DL Software, leader français de l’édition de logiciels spécialisés. Les actionnaires actuels de DL Software, 21 Invest, Amundi Private Equity, ainsi que les fondateurs et l’équipe de management maintiennent une participation minoritaire dans la société. La transaction devrait se conclure au cours du deuxième trimestre de 2021 sous réserve des approbations règlementaires usuelles. Les termes financiers de la transaction demeurent confidentiels. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005586/fr/ Fondé en 2003, DL Software est composé de 13 éditeurs de logiciels ERP spécialisés, ciblant une variété de secteurs en France dont les marchés de la santé, de l’assurance, de la vente de détail, de la vente en gros, de l’immobilier et du tourisme. En 2020, le groupe a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires total de l’ordre de 74 millions d’euros, contre 48 millions d’euros en 2016. DL Software fournit un certain nombre de ressources centralisées au entreprises membres du groupe, y compris un soutien financier, marketing et de gestion des ressources humaines, et favorise le partage de meilleures pratiques en matière de développement produits, de génération de leads et d’exécution des ventes, et de service client. DL Software emploie au total 550 employés et compte plus de 20 000 clients comprenant des PME, ETI et grandes entreprises. Le groupe a pour objectif stratégique d’accélérer ses investissements dans l’innovation, de fournir des solutions logicielles toujours plus agiles et robustes et de stimuler sa croissance comme celle de ses clients. « DL Software est devenu un acteur majeur des logiciels B2B en France grâce à une stratégie de longue date fondée sur l’acquisition et la croissance d‘éditeurs d’ERP hautement verticalisés », a déclaré Maxime Cancre, Principal chez TA Associates qui rejoindra le conseil d’administration de DL Software. « Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer cet investissement et nous réjouissons de nous associer à la direction de DL Software ainsi qu’aux investisseurs existants pour rechercher activement de nouvelles opportunités de croissance pour la société. » « Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir TA Associates au sein du capital de DL Software », a déclaré Jacques Ollivier, CEO de DL Software. « DL s’est considérablement développé ces dernières années, de facon organique et grace à des acquisitions ciblées, et nous sommes impatients de combiner notre savoir-faire avec l’expérience de TA dans le secteur des logiciels afin de construire une croissance solide et durable pour les années à venir. Avec le soutien de nos investisseurs, DL continuera de rechercher des opportunités d’acquisitions supplémentaires en France et réfléchit à se projeter sur d’autres marchés en Europe. » « Nous avons été très impressionnés par le développement de DL Software sous la houlette de 21 Invest, Jacques et l’équipe de direction», a ajouté Patrick Sader, Partner chez TA Associates qui rejoindra également le conseil d’administration de DL Software. « DL bénéficie d’un modèle d’affaires de haute qualité et est un acteur de référence du marché français des ERP. Nous voyons donc de fortes opportunités d’expansion pour l’entreprise et sommes très heureux de nous associer à cette aventure. » « Je me joins à l’équipe de DL Software pour souhaiter la bienvenue à TA en tant qu’investisseur », conclut Stéphane Perriquet, Managing Partner chez 21 Invest. « Nous sommes très fiers d’avoir accompagné DL Software au cours des dernières années, et d’avoir aidé l’entreprise à se developper. Nous attendons avec impatience de prendre part à ce nouveau chapitre de croissance.» De Pardieu Brocas Maffei ont servi de conseillers juridiques à DL Software, DC Advisory ont été conseillers M&A vendeurs et Eight Advisory conseillers financiers. Latham & Watkins ont été conseillers juridiques, Bryan Garnier conseillers M&A et KPMG conseillers financiers de TA Associates. A propos de DL Software Fondé en 2003, DL Software est un éditeur de logiciels ERP spécialisés. Le groupe compte 13 sociétés indépendantes et verticalisées s’adressant à plus de 30 secteurs, notamment la santé, l’assurance, le commerce de détail, le commerce de gros, l’immobilier et le tourisme. Depuis sa création, DL Software a réalisé un taux de croissance annuel moyen de plus de 10%. Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur www.dlsoftware.fr. A propos de TA Associates TA Associates est une société de capital investissement internationale forte d’un demi-siècle d’expérience. Depuis 1968, TA a levé plus de 33,5 milliards de dollars afin de s’associer aux équipes dirigeantes de plus 500 sociétés en Europe, Amérique du Nord, Inde et Asie du Sud-Est. Aujourd’hui, TA Associates investit en moyenne 3 milliards de dollars par an dans des PME ou ETI en forte croissance au sein de cinq secteurs: les technologies, la santé, les services financiers, les biens de consommation et les business services. En tant qu’investisseur majoritaire ou minoritaire, TA suit une approche long terme, utilisant ses ressources stratégiques internes pour aider les équipes de direction à créer une croissance durable. DL Software marque le onzième investissement réalisé par TA Associates en France depuis 2009. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur www.ta.com. A propos de 21 Invest Actionnaire actif aux côtés des dirigeants, 21 Invest soutient des entreprises basées en France, Italie et Pologne et les accompagne dans une nouvelle étape de développement. Au cours des 29 dernières années, 21 Invest a réalisé plus de 105 investissements. En France, 21 investit dans des PME en croissance et résilientes dans les secteurs de la santé, des business services, et des technologies/du software. Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur www.21invest.com. Consultez la version source sur businesswire.com :https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005586/fr/ CONTACT: For DL Software: La Nouvelle Agence Siriane Bajot [email protected] +33 01 83 81 76 82Jonathan Smadja [email protected] +33 01 83 81 76 87Eloise Provino [email protected] +33 01 75 43 50 73For 21 Invest: Astou Ciss 21 Invest +33-6-49-05-28-92 [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FRANCE MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: TA Associates Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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first_imgTop Stories[Section 157 CrPC] Mere Delay In Forwarding FIR To Magistrate By Itself Is Not A Ground To Acquit The Accused: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 May 2020 8:33 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has reiterated that the delay in sending the FIR to the Magistrate in compliance of Section 157 of the Code of Criminal Procedure cannot, in itself, be a ground to acquit the accused. In the instant criminal appeal, the contention of the accused was that the FIR was belatedly sent and received by the ilaka magistrate (Chief Judicial Magistrate in this case) after 11 days….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 Supreme Court has reiterated that the delay in sending the FIR to the Magistrate in compliance of Section 157 of the Code of Criminal Procedure cannot, in itself, be a ground to acquit the accused. In the instant criminal appeal, the contention of the accused was that the FIR was belatedly sent and received by the ilaka magistrate (Chief Judicial Magistrate in this case) after 11 days. The accused Ombir Singh had challenged the conviction under section 302 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code, and section 27 of the Arms Act, for the murder of one Abhaiveer Singh Bhadoria @ Munn. While considering the said contention, the bench noted the judgment Jafel Biswas v. State of West Bengal wherein the effect of delay in compliance of Section 157 of the Code and its legal impact on the trial was examined. In the said decision, it was held that mere delay in sending the report itself cannot lead to a conclusion that the trial is vitiated or the accused is entitled to be acquitted on this ground. It was further observed thus in the said decision: “The obligation is on the I.O. to communicate the report to the Magistrate. The obligation cast on the I.O. is an obligation of a public duty. But it has been held by this Court that in the event the report is submitted with the delay or due to any lapse, the trial shall not be affected. The delay in submitting the report is always taken as a ground to challenge the veracity of the F.I.R and the day and time of the lodging of the F.I.R.” “Therefore, delay in compliance of Section 157 of the Code cannot, in itself, be a good ground to acquit the appellant.”, the bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, Mohan M. Shanthanagoudar and Sanjiv Khanna said. Taking note of the evidence on record and facts of the case, the bench proceeded to dismiss the criminal appeal. Case no.: CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 982 OF 2011Case name: OMBIR SINGH vs.STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH  Coram: Justices NV Ramana, Mohan M. Shanthanagoudar and Sanjiv Khanna Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Protesters confronted the archbishop of Washington in Mass on Sunday as he addressed the ballooning sexual abuse scandal within the church.One parishioner shouted “shame on you” and walked out as Cardinal Donald Wuerl spoke about the scandal on Sunday, while another turned her back in protest of him, according to video posted on social media.“Yes, my brothers and sisters, shame. I wish I could redo everything over these 30 years as a bishop and each time get it always right,” Wuerl said in response to the protesters.Many have called for Wuerl’s resignation — including Catholic teachers who have protested outside his services — amid allegations that he tried to covered up claims decades of sexual abuse claims.A Pennsylvania grand jury accused Wuerl of helping protect some child-molesting priests during his time as bishop of Pittsburgh between 1988 and 2006. He allegedly mishandled the complaints and reassigned and/or reinstated priests with allegations levied against them, according to the grand jury report.Pennsylvania’s attorney general released the scathing report in August, revealing the results of a two-year investigation into hundreds of sexual abuse allegations. The probe found that at least 1,000 children had been abused at the hands of Catholic clergy members, dating back to the 1940s.“Predators in every diocese weaponized the Catholic faith and used it as a tool of their abuse,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said last month. “Priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing, they hid it all — for decades.“The cover up was sophisticated and, all the while, church leadership kept records of the abuse and the cover-up,” he added.Wuerl apologized for any pain caused to the victims, but he denied wrongdoing.“While I understand this report may be critical of some of my actions, I believe the report confirms that I acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse,” he said in a statement last month. “I sincerely hope that a just assessment of my actions, past and present, and my continuing commitment to the protection of children will dispel any notions otherwise made by this report.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Full Name* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink (iStock/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)It’s not just massive firms like Blackstone Group and Prologis that are throwing billions of dollars at warehouses — foreign investors are also pouring money into the booming industrial sector.Investment firms from France, Germany and South Korea are among those that have recently inked big deals for industrial properties, according to the Wall Street Journal. That comes even as overall foreign investment into U.S. real estate has plummeted due to the pandemic. Real Capital Analytics pegged that total as down by 31 percent in 2020.But warehouses — which have been booming thanks to the surging e-commerce — are a bright spot, according to the publication. Allianz Real Estate, a German firm, partnered with Crow Holdings to buy a 49 percent stake in a logistics portfolio. AXA Investment Managers, based in France, paid $857 million for a nearly 8 million-square-foot logistics portfolio in December. And the National Pension Service of Korea partnered with Stockbridge Capital on a $2 billion warehouse deal.Warehouses that are leased to major companies like Amazon — which planned to increase its industrial square footage by 50 percent in 2020 — are seen as especially attractive, the publication reported.The warehouses are “effectively a corporate bond given by one of the largest companies in the world,” according to Matthew Alshouse, a partner at law firm DLA Piper. [WSJ] — Amy Plitt Contact Amy Plittcenter_img Commercial Real EstateIndustrial Real EstateReal Estate Investment Tags Email Address*last_img read more

first_imgBasal hydrological systems play an important role in controlling the dynamic behaviour of ice streams. Data showing their morphology and relationship to geological substrates beneath modern ice streams are, however, sparse and difficult to collect. We present new multibeam bathymetry data that make the Anvers-Hugo Trough west of the Antarctic Peninsula the most completely surveyed palaeo-ice stream pathway in Antarctica. The data reveal a diverse range of landforms, including streamlined features where there was fast flow in the palaeo-ice stream, channels eroded by flow of subglacial water, and compelling evidence of palaeo-ice stream shear margin locations. We interpret landforms as indicating that subglacial water availability played an important role in facilitating ice stream flow and controlling shear margin positions. Water was likely supplied to the ice stream bed episodically as a result of outbursts from a subglacial lake located in the Palmer Deep basin on the inner continental shelf. These interpretations have implications for controls on the onset of fast ice flow, the dynamic behaviour of palaeo-ice streams on the Antarctic continental shelf, and potentially also for behaviour of modern ice streams.last_img read more