New Castle trader Chiesi pleads guilty

first_imgWednesday 19 January 2011 8:39 pm whatsapp A FORMER hedge fund trader pleaded guilty to passing inside information to Galleon Group founder and co-defendant Raj Rajaratnam in a New York court yesterday.Danielle Chiesi had been due to stand trial alongside Rajaratnam, who denies any wrongdoing.The former trader at New Castle Funds, which was once part of Bear Sterns, was accused of making around $4m (£2.5m) in illegal profits from trades on confidential company information during 2008. She learnt secret data about technology firms Intel, IBM and AMD, prosecutors said.Chiesi allegedly used tip-offs from former IBM executive Robert Moffat, which she then passed to Rajaratnam. Moffat pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in prison and a $50,000 (£32,410) fine last September. Of the 24 people criminally charged in the Galleon insider trading case, 16 have now pleaded guilty. The federal court in New York is due to sentence Chiesi on 13 May. She is set to receive between 37 and 46 months in prison as part of a plea bargain, but her lawyer said she is not expected to testify against Rajaratnam. 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The 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 WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap KCS-content Sharecenter_img New Castle trader Chiesi pleads guilty by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgPhoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu)  2005 annual report.Company ProfilePhoenix Beverages Limited is a Mauritian company that produces bottles and distributes alcoholic and non- alcoholic brews. Under the company’s production line, there are numerous renowned brands represented. With brands such as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Malta Guinness and Smirnoff Ice, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Schweppes, Dasani and Crystal table water, being produced and sold by the company under the respective contract agreements. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Mauritius Phoenix and operates as a subsidiary of Phoenix Investment Company Limited. Phoenix Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Here are 5 Reasons Behind Upsurge of Plant-based Meat

first_img Please enter your name here By Hubert DwightOffering a healthier and more sustainable alternative to meat, plant-based meat is gaining popularity by the day. It makes it easier for authentic meat-lovers to quit as plant-based meat mimics similar, if not the same, flavors, aromas, and textures.The growing environmental concerns are one of the main reasons why people are opting for plant-based meat. Every year, factory farms raise and kill millions of animals. With the advent of COVID-19, people are getting more conscious about climate change and antibiotic resistance. Vegetable burgers and hot dogs have been in the market for vegetarians for a long time, but these more recent plant-based meat products are meant to taste like meat and replace some of the customers’ meat purchases. Read below to find out what is causing an upsurge in plant-based meat.1. Health concernsResearch shows that beef or pigs slaughtered in small regional slaughterhouses lack meat hygiene standards and quality assurance. The meat processing sector has seen many outbreaks of COVID-19, and abattoir capacity issues have forced some to close down temporarily. When animals are raised in captivity and slaughtered for consumption, the hygiene concerns not only increase the number of organisms contaminating the slaughtered cattle but also pose a risk for the consumers. This makes plant-based meat products by companies like Future Farm a sustainable and safe option.2. Consumer interestMany restaurants and food manufacturers have become more interested in some great-tasting meat alternatives for consumers to choose from. Consumers’ interest in healthier eating, in general, has hiked up the need for innovations, and with that has come the mainstreaming of these types of foods. Publicity and advertisement are also breaking down some of the myths around plant-based meat, such as not tasting as good as conventional meat.3. Environmental concernsAlthough meat production is too small a market to impact land use, water use or climate change, livestock cultivation is one of the most green-house gas-intensive activities. Animal-based food technology has led our planet to the advanced stages of climate catastrophe. Plant-based meat, on the other hand, has a significantly lower carbon footprint and uses much less land and water. So there’s a potential for plant-based meat to make a huge difference in the environment. But as long as plant-based meat remains a small-scale industry, it’s too insignificant to matter and affect the climate.4. Cruelty and waste of factory farmingFactory farms don’t just confine large numbers of animals in a closed space but also pollute the environment and our drinking water. The food industries and factory farms are controlled by a handful of big players who force some small and local farmers to join in or get out. They leave the animals confined and bring them food to let them grow bigger. This becomes a boon to the factory farmers as overproduction means more revenue. The vast quantities of manure and waste exceed the soil’s ability to absorb it as fertilizer and this, in turn, becomes a nightmare for the environment.5. Unsafe workplace conditionsFactory farming exposes the workers to some harmful air pollutants, contaminated animal waste, and pathogens. Exposure to these for a long period of time can lead to some respiratory illnesses which are airborne. Crowded conditions make it easy for diseases to spread in people as well as animals.ConclusionWhen thousands of cattle are packed into feedlots full of manure, bacteria or pathogens can get into their hides and then into the entire slaughterhouse contaminating thousands of meat and animals. Increased line speeds make it impossible to inspect each animal. This makes plant-based meat a safer option for consumers and for the sustenance of all the beings on this planet. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSConsumer InterestCrueltyEnvironmentFarm FactorieshealthHealth ConcernsMeatPlant-based MeatReasonsWasteWorkplace Conditions Previous articleTop 5 Slot Machines Related to Sports GamesNext articleBeyond Meat vs. Impossible Foods, explained Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Casa Meztitla / EDAA

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783376/casa-meztitla-edaa Clipboard Save this picture!© Yoshihiro Koitani+ 25Curated by Daniela Cruz Share ArchDaily Architects: EDAA Area Area of this architecture project Mexico Casa Meztitla / EDAA Photographs:  Yoshihiro KoitaniConstruction Team:Hans Álvarez, Yolibel AllendeArchitect In Charge:Luis Arturo GarcíaDesign Team:Juan Hernández, Jahir Villanueva, Antonio Rivas, Ana Fernanda Rodríguez, Diego Ruiz VelazcoCity:TepoztlánCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82“Casa Meztitla is an intervention of a natural scenario. It showcases the luxurious value of leisure, the tropical weather, the intense sunlight, the smells of nature, the over 500 year-old landscaped terraces and the ever-present rock mountain: El Tepozteco. It is context in itself. The house, built out of rough stone, crawls low under the trees, aligned with the vegetated-covered stone slopes. It is the creation of pure space within the natural space (Paz, O., 1987). It has an introverted living yet is continually open to its surroundings. Only two elements reveal its existence to the outside world: the colorful bougainvillea flowers showing randomly through the trees’ dense foliage, which mark the plot’s perimeter; and the massive and monolithic white box that emerges through the treetops.”Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniThe site was selected by myself, in a sort of find-a-great-site and build-a-house commission. I selected this site, first, due to its non-expensive cost at that time. Second, because of its extraordinary natural landscape and its proximity to El Tepozteco mountain (a national park). My first choice was another piece of land, further into the bush, but the clients were not comfortable with the lack of proximity to a road.The project is located in an area called Meztitla (in Nahuatl language means: place near the moon) in the outskirts of Tepoztlán, a town 90 km south of Mexico City, in the Morelos province.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniMaterialityThe construction materials are mineral and basic, locally provided and crafted: concrete for the foundations, basement, and main structural elements; volcanic rock and cement block for the walls; a mix of white cement and lime for plastering the white-coloured walls.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniThe reason for this simple and logical selection of materials throughout the project is for economic and contextual reasons, as for the client´s petition to have a house in a subtropical rainforest, which is easily maintained. The materials will age naturally and blend with the context!Save this picture!Plano de ConjuntoThe pivoting glass doors.The reason for them is simple: the plot is at an extraordinary natural scenario and the weather is benign; I wanted this to be a house that would never close to itself, that would be constantly opened and in touch with nature but the clients were not confortable with this idea of being so exposed. The idea of having the ‘opening’ been closed by rotatory glass doors was a good solution. Now, everyone is able to adjust their degree of exposure while keeping a constant visual relation with the outdoors. Besides that, the rotatory panels are very expressive architectural wise.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniStormwater management.Two main (three considering the pool) water reservoirs exist: the potable water reservoir which is covered under the grass patio and can be seen illustrated in one of the section drawings, and the maintenance water reservoir which is circular, opened to the environment. The water system described provides enough water for the house all year round. Conceptually, this storm water management captures every drop of rain that touches the property (3800sqm), uses it in different ways, and does not let a drop out. In this region the rain season lasts (intensively) only from July to September/October. The result is water in abundance and a piece of land that some way or another is constantly irrigated.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniSave this picture!AxonométricoSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniProject gallerySee allShow lessCubo House / Phooey ArchitectsSelected ProjectsNeuron Pod / aLL DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tepoztlán, Mor., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects “COPY” CopyHousing•Tepoztlán, Mexico Housing 2014 Casa Meztitla / EDAASave this projectSaveCasa Meztitla / EDAA “COPY” Photographs Year:  Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783376/casa-meztitla-edaa Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEDAAOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingTepoztlánMexicoPublished on March 24, 2019Cite: “Casa Meztitla / EDAA” [Casa Meztitla / EDAA] 24 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Meztitla 住宅 / EDAA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! 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Happy donors more likely to give than wealthy donors

first_imgHappy donors more likely to give than wealthy donors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Research / statistics 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. Howard Lake | 9 September 2010 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Happier people are more likely to give money to charity than those who are wealthy, says the World Giving Index, compiled by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).The Index used a Gallup survey on the charitable behaviour of people in 153 countries representing 95% of the world’s population. It asked if they had given money to charity in the last month and to rank how happy they are with life. For all countries CAF compared the strength of the relationship between giving with both a nation’s GDP and the happiness of its population. The link between happiness and giving appeared to be stronger than the link between wealth and giving.The study also looked at volunteering time and helping a stranger. In the UK, 73% of people had given money, 29% had given time and 58% had helped a stranger, placing the country eighth out of the 153.Australia and New Zealand topped the World Giving Index with Malta having the largest percentage of the population giving money. The people of Turkmenistan are the most generous with their time and Liberia was top for helping a stranger.The World Giving Index is atwww.cafonline.org/worldgivingindexlast_img read more

Buy a book on fundraising & generate a donation towards Covid relief

first_img Melanie May | 9 June 2021 | News  282 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: fundraising books Bernard Ross, =mc Director and co-author of Change for Good, has written a new book on fundraising with a donation going towards vaccinations and other Covid relief efforts for every purchase made until 14 June. The book comes out on 14 June, and is co-written with Clare Segal. It looks at how to apply behavioural science to the art of solicitation in major donor fundraising. It introduces the reader to 20 tools that will make that solicitation in person, through email, even on Zoom more effective, and builds on the work covered in previous books by Ross, including The Influential Fundraiser, and Change for Good. Read more about it here. Until Monday’s launch date, the book, entitled Making the Ask: The artful science of high value fundraising, is available to pre-order for 99p, with a minimum donation of £1000 going to the Red Cross Red Crescent, with UNICEF due to benefit from a donation too. Ross is also encouraging people to donate towards a vaccination themselves. Advertisement In his Facebook post announcing the promotion, Ross said: I’m hugely concerned about the vaccine inequity worldwide. If you live in Nepal, or Zimbabwe, or Lebanon or even Brazil… you just don’t have much of a chance of getting a vaccine. So I’m asking you to make a gift of a vaccine to someone who lives in one of those countries. You can do it really simply. I’ve made a deal with my publisher and co-author that instead of spending £1000 on promotion of the book, we will, between us, pay for a vaccine [or equivalent] for every copy of Making the Ask Kindle Edition that is sold before 14th June. AND the publisher has arranged to reduce the price to 99p until 14th. (After that is goes up to £15+)” Buy a book on fundraising & generate a donation towards Covid relief About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Protesta 30 de abril en Filadelfia: ‘Meek está libre, ahora liberar Mumia’

first_imgEl rapero Meek Mill fue liberado de prisión el 24 de abril luego de que la Corte Suprema de Pensilvania ordenara al juez de Filadelfia Genece Brinkley, quien encarceló a Mill en noviembre de 2017 por violación de libertad condicional, que lo liberara inmediatamente.Una semana después de que el fiscal de distrito Larry Krasner llamó a un nuevo juicio para Mill, la corte estatal concedió “extraordinario alivio” por dudas sobre la credibilidad de Reginald V. Graham, el oficial que lo arrestó”.Graham, acusado de mentir para asegurar la condena de Mill, estaba en una lista de 29 “policías faltos de confianza” que la oficina de Krasner hizo pública en marzo. Esta lista de “No llamar” se usó para advertir a los fiscales contra el uso de estos oficiales como testigos porque su mala conducta había planteado problemas de credibilidad. A ningún abogado defensor, incluyendo los de Mill, se le informó sobre la existencia de esta lista hasta su reciente publicación.Mill declaró: “Aunque estoy bendecido por tener los recursos para luchar contra esta situación injusta, entiendo que mucha gente de color en todo el país no tiene ese lujo y planeo usar mi plataforma para arrojar luz sobre estas cuestiones. “(Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 de abril)Deandra Patrice Jefferson, con el grupo contra la brutalidad policía Philly REAL Justice, dijo: “El caso de Meek es representativo de lo que sucede en las cortes de Filadelfia todos los días. Estamos claros de que el sistema aquí está corrupto. Este caso fue clave y un catalizador para muchos problemas”.Mill tiene un amplio equipo de apoyo formado por abogados, atletas, artistas y políticos, incluidos el actual gobernador de Pensilvania Tom Wolf y el ex gobernador Ed Rendell. Rendell también ocupó los cargos de fiscal de distrito y alcalde de Filadelfia, así como también jefe del Comité Nacional Demócrata.¿’Alivio extraordinario’ para Mumia?Casualmente, Mill fue liberado el día del cumpleaños del prisionero político más famoso de Filadelfia: Mumia Abu-Jamal, ex miembro del Partido Panteras Negras y renombrado periodista. Abu-Jamal es una de las “muchas personas de color” sin el lujo de contar con el apoyo de políticos adinerados.De hecho, Rendell jugó un papel clave al oponerse a los intentos de Abu-Jamal de ganar un juicio justo. El gobernador Wolf se ha negado reiteradamente a cumplir con las/os seguidores de Abu-Jamal, aceptando sólo a regañadientes cajas de peticiones pidiendo el tratamiento de hepatitis C para Abu-Jamal y otros 6.000 prisioneros de Pennsylvania en 2016.Desde su arresto en diciembre de 1981 en relación con el tiroteo del policía de Filadelfia Daniel Faulkner, el caso de Abu-Jamal ha estado plagado de corrupción judicial, incluida la coerción de testigos y la retención de información para la defensa.Al menos 15 de los 35 policías involucrados en la recolección de pruebas en el caso fueron posteriormente declarados culpables de falsificación de pruebas en otros casos. El estado también afirmó que no pudo realizar pruebas de balística de rutina que hubieran probado si Abu-Jamal en realidad disparó su arma o si su arma había sido utilizada.Fotos de Polakoff refutan testigos de la fiscalíaEn 2011, el investigador alemán Dr. Michael Schiffmann de la Universidad de Heidelberg descubrió 26 fotografías tomadas por el fotógrafo independiente de Filadelfia Pedro Polakoff, una de las primeras personas en llegar al lugar después de la muerte de Faulkner.Polakoff ofreció sus fotos a la policía y a los fiscales, pero nunca se usaron en el juicio de Abu-Jamal de 1982 ni en las audiencias posteriores a la condena.Polakoff le dijo a Schiffmann que era la “escena de crimen más desordenada que he visto”. No estaba asegurada, un hecho también declarado por el periodista de Filadelfia Linn Washington Jr. Las fotos disputan fuertemente testigos de la fiscalía. Si las fotos de Polakoff hubieran sido entregadas a la defensa, podrían haber destruido completamente el caso del estado.En el juicio de 1982, todos los testigos de la fiscalía declararon que Abu-Jamal estaba sobre Faulkner – quien yacía en la acera – y le disparó varias balas de calibre .38, una de las cuales lo mató al instante. Aunque supuestamente erraron varios disparos, las fotos de Polakoff no muestran evidencia de que las balas calibre .38 que no  hirieron a Faulkner, dieran en la acera. No hubo evidencia de fisuras, agujeros o concreto roto en la acera.El taxista Robert Chobert, testificando por la fiscalía, afirmó que se estacionó justo detrás del patrullero de Faulkner con una vista directa del asesinato. En la foto de Polakof del auto de Faulkner, el taxi de Chobert no se ve por ningún lado. También era muy improbable que Chobert, en libertad condicional en ese momento y conduciendo un taxi sin licencia, se hubiera estacionado detrás de un carro de policía.Otras fotos de Polakoff muestran al policía Steve Forbes sosteniendo las armas recuperadas en la escena con sus propias manos, incluso cambiando las pistolas de una mano a otra. En el juicio de 1982, Forbes negó tocar directamente las armas.Tan dañinas como estas fotos son para el caso de la fiscalía, sin un nuevo juicio para Abu-Jamal, siguen siendo inadmisibles como evidencia. El estado tiene conocimiento de esto, por lo que ha hecho todo lo posible para evitar que haya otro juicio.El 30 de abril se exigirá: ‘¡Krasner, libere los archivos!’El 30 de abril, las/os partidarios de Abu-Jamal estuvieron llenando la sala del tribunal y las calles, para exigir que el fiscal Krasner haga lo correcto y publique todos los archivos relacionados con el papel del ex fiscal Ronald Castille en este caso.Una sentencia del Tribunal Supremo EUA de 2016 – Williams vs. Pennsylvania – determinó que Castille había violado los derechos constitucionales de Terrance Williams, ya que había desempeñado un papel directo en ese caso como fiscal pero luego, al convertirse en juez del Tribunal Supremo del Estado, se negó a descalificarse cuando el caso compareció ante ese tribunal para una audiencia. El caso de apelación actual de Abu-Jamal se basa en esta sentencia.Si Meek Mill mereció un “alivio extraordinario” porque la fiscalía retuvo pruebas de que un policía mintió, Mumia Abu-Jamal merece ser liberado inmediatamente porque la oficina del fiscal tiene cajas con amplia evidencia de que el manejo de este caso por parte de la fiscalía fue corrupto desde el primer día.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Increase in passenger numbers on Donegal – Dublin air route

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleFinesse Excel at National Indoor ArenaNext article33 people awaiting admission at LUH this morning News Highland Homepage BannerNews There’s been a 52% increase in the number of passengers travelling on the Aer Lingus Regional route between Donegal Airport and Dublin.Figures released this morning show just over 33,500 passengers flew between Dublin and Donegal in the past twelve months, compared to just over 22,000 the previous year.August of this year was the busiest, with 3,600 passengers carried.The Aer Lingus Regional branded flights are operated by Stobart Air, who say passenger numbers have grown substantially since it took over the routre from Loganair in 2015. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Increase in passenger numbers on Donegal – Dublin air routecenter_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 21, 2017 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterestlast_img read more

New book claims FBI knows Jimmy Hoffa’s killer, but is keeping it secret

first_imgkrblokhin/iStock(NEW YORK) — A new book penned by Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard law professor and the former U.S. assistant attorney general, claims the FBI knows who killed legendary labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, but it won’t admit that it blamed the wrong man.In his new book, In Hoffa’s Shadow, Goldsmith lays out his case for why he believes federal investigators allowed Chuckie O’Brien, the labor boss’ protege, to be known as the key suspect in Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance in 1975, despite evidence proving otherwise.Hoffa served as the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters labor union until 1971, making him a hero to many blue-collar Americans. He also had powerful enemies and ties to organized crime.Goldsmith is also O’Brien’s stepson.The conventional wisdom was that O’Brien picked up Hoffa from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Michigan on July 30, 1975, and drove him to his death, Goldsmith told Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV in an interview Monday, a day before the book’s release.“There were good reasons for the FBI to suspect [O’Brien]. He had recently had a break with Hoffa, he was in the vicinity of the Machus Red Fox the morning of the disappearance, and the afternoon of the disappearance,” Goldsmith told WXYZ.“The last known time, when Hoffa was thought to be alive, did not leave enough time given the other things we know about Chuckie’s whereabouts,” he added, citing unnamed agents who worked on the case.Goldsmith said federal agents assigned to the case know who the real killer is, but won’t reveal the person’s name due to embarrassment over accusing the wrong man.“They just didn’t want to take the political heat, admitting they had basically accused the wrong person — or let linger the accusations against Chuckie for 40 years,” Goldsmith said.The author did hint at who he has been told the real killer is, saying, “That person I learned was a low-level member of the Detroit family in the 1970s who rose to prominence and is no longer alive. Beyond that I’m not going to say anything else.”Periodic searches for Hoffa’s body have always turned up empty, including one in a Detroit lumberyard in 2009; a Roseville, Michigan, driveway in 2012; and a farm in Oakland Township, Michigan, in 2013.A new film about Hoffa’s death and disappearance, The Irishman, written and directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Al Pacino as the labor leader, premieres at the New York Film Festival this week and will be released on Netflix in November. Robert De Niro stars as Frank Sheeran, the titular character, who reflects on his role in Hoffa’s murder. The real Sheeran died in 2003.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Biogeological Raman spectroscopic studies of Antarctic lacustrine sediments

first_imgAnalysis of lacustrine sediments is an accepted method for deciphering the palaeoenvironment of a lake’s catchment area, as each strata of the sediment gives information about the rock type it was eroded from and also the state of the lake, i.e. oxic or anoxic. Antarctica has long been accepted as a putative analogue for Mars, so the analysis of Antarctic material may give results that can be compared to sediments on Mars. Raman spectroscopy has been selected as the method of analysis as it does not destroy the sample, can be used in situ and requires very little sample preparation. It is a suitable method for analysing both inorganic and organic matter and a miniature spectrometer is currently being developed for use in the field. The results from the spectrometers can serve as a guide for analysing sediments on Mars. It has been shown that Raman spectroscopy can detect and differentiate between oxic and anoxic sediments. Both 1064 and 785 nm wavelengths are suitable for laser excitation of organic and inorganic matter.last_img read more