Private House in Ramat Hasharon / Lilian Benshoam

first_imgArchitects: Lilian Benshoam Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Private House in Ramat Hasharon / Lilian BenshoamSave this projectSavePrivate House in Ramat Hasharon / Lilian Benshoam Projects 2017 Year:  Private House in Ramat Hasharon / Lilian Benshoam Manufacturers: AXO light Products translation missing: “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Ramat Hasharon, Israelcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Elad Gonen+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – U-LightSave this picture!© Elad GonenText description provided by the architects. Lilian Benshoam Architect designed this villa inspired by rationalist architecture and Bauhaus style, that are the main feature of Tel Aviv buildings. Even if the house externally looks like a box with simple and regular lines, inside the situation is simply the opposite: the main shape used is the circle, in fact we could find it in the spiral staircase, in U-light suspended lamps and in the circular skylights.Save this picture!© Elad GonenSave this picture!Sections 01Save this picture!© Elad GonenFrom these windows on the roof a wonderful light filters in the house and the whole structure seems unburdened, also our U-light lamps, composed by two aluminium components, contribute to the lightness idea.Save this picture!© Elad GonenProject gallerySee allShow lessHubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine ArchitectsSelected ProjectsV House of Dashilar / hyperSitySelected Projects Share Israel “COPY” Photographs:  Elad Gonen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLilian BenshoamOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRamat HasharonIsraelPublished on June 17, 2018Cite: “Private House in Ramat Hasharon / Lilian Benshoam” 17 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save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

Arthritis Research UK appoints Tug to develop online campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 26 April 2010 | News  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  51 total views,  1 views today Arthritis Research UK has appointed search marketing agency Tug to deliver an online advertising campaign for its latest campaign Starting with Arthritis. The campaign aims to help raise awareness and provide support for families with children suffering from juvenileidiopathic arthritis (JIA), which affects 15,000 children and teenagers in the UK.Tug will be developing and implementing a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign designed to increase online donations and direct people’s searches for information and help on arthritis and JIA to the Arthritis Research UK main site and the Starting with Arthritis microsite.As part of the campaign Tug will also help raise awareness of Major Phil Packer’s London Marathon Challenge. Major Packer, who sustained severe spinal cord injuries whilst serving in Iraq, set out to walk the Virgin London Marathon in 26 hours, helping to raise money for 26 charities, with Arthritis Research UK as one of the chosen charities.Gabriella Iafrate, Community & Events Fundraising Manager of Arthritis Research UK said: “With PPC playing an ever increasing role indriving website traffic, we want to bring our campaign to as wide an online audience as possible so that they can benefit from all the information and support that Arthritis Research UK has to offer.” Arthritis Research UK appoints Tug to develop online campaign Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital pay-per-click AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Hundreds join Philly trans march

first_imgWW photo: Joseph PietteThe second annual Philly Trans March Oct. 6 was dedicated to Kyra (Kruz) Cordova, a 27-year-old Philadelphia transgender woman who was active in the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative. Cordova was found shot in the head on Sept. 3. A $25,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for her murder. Several family members also spoke about the unsolved murder of Stacey Blahnik, a 31-year-old African-American trans woman murdered in 2010.Speakers raised the case of Cece McDonald, a young African-American transgender woman incarcerated for manslaughter after an incident in Minneapolis that began when she was violently attacked because of her race and gender. Well-known author and revolutionary, Leslie Feinberg, has dedicated the 20th-anniversary edition of her book, “Stone Butch Blues,” to McDonald and the struggle to free her.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Black library workers force director’s resignation

first_imgMarie KellyPhiladelphiaThe Free Library of Philadelphia is the latest city institution to succumb to the power of workers organized against oppression and unfair labor practices.  On June 25, library workers formed the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library. By July 23, their public revelations about a long-time culture of discrimination forced the resignation of Director Siobhan Reardon.Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia June 2. Credit: Joe PietteIn an open letter to management, Black workers described a work environment that failed to address their safety and welfare during both the COVID-19 pandemic and the days of police violence that followed the murder of George Floyd. As libraries reopened during the pandemic, workers reported expired hand sanitizer, personal protective equipment of poor quality and insufficient supplies overall.Library management showed an insincere commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement when they allowed the National Guard to house troops in the Northwest Philadelphia library branch, located in the predominantly Black community. But the library employees’ petition against this practice got no results. The troops had been deployed to the city to terrorize peaceful protesters who were calling for an end to state violence against Black people.Now these workers are calling for the removal of library Board of Trustees’ chair Pamela Dembe.  Both Director Reardon and Dembe failed to respond to repeated calls to address racial bias within the library, including pay inequality and poor representation of people of color in leadership positions and on the library board.Dembe made a particularly offensive remark that people of color who were rich enough to be board members were hard to find. Dembe has a history of racial bias.Prior to joining the library board, Dembe served as the presiding judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. In 2001 she refused a motion by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for an evidentiary hearing on new evidence of overt racial bias in his case.Dembe deemed it irrelevant that a court stenographer overheard Judge Albert Sabo tell a prosecutor, “Yes, I’m going to help them fry the n—-r.” In 2012, Dembe imposed a life sentence without parole on Abu-Jamal, without even notifying him — a violation of constitutional and Pennsylvania statutory law.Rampant racial discriminationBlack workers at the Free Library have been making their demands known for some time, but the response from Reardon and the library board has been slow, at best.  The workers describe an environment where racial discrimination is rampant and grievances are not taken seriously by management.When one Black staff member planned to use a National Endowment for the Humanities grant she received in 2017 to host programming around the killing of Black men by police, she was told the title she proposed, “Black and Blue,” was controversial, since it portrayed police in a negative light.  Her new title selection, “The Legacy of Race and Policing,” also met with resistance, including a proposal that she invite “divergent opinions — which could include hate groups.” ( 2019 the Free Library had just over 800 employees. Some 391 were Black and earned an average of $7,533 less than the library system’s median salary, while white workers averaged $12,012 above the median.  Payroll data show Black workers are disproportionately represented in lower-paying subordinate or maintenance roles.In June 2019, library employees disrupted an all-staff meeting to address the racial biases and the need for a functioning Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  A survey sent to employees revealed that 86 percent of respondents had witnessed or experienced racial bias, along with reports of homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.These revelations by the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library caught the attention of several well-known speakers scheduled to be part of the library’s on-line summer events. On July 2, Colson Whitehead, a Pulitzer prize-winning author of “The Underground Railroad” and “Nickel Boys,” cancelled his Philadelphia library event in solidarity with the workers.  Other speakers followed Whitehead’s lead.  Whitehead said his backing out of the speaking engagement was a “no-brainer when so much of the Black staff is in revolt about how they’ve been treated.”On July 17, more than 240 non-Black library staff signed a letter to Reardon, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors supporting the demands of their Black co-workers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

American Soybean Association, USMEF, Top Trade Funding Recipients

first_img American Soybean Association, USMEF, Top Trade Funding Recipients Home Indiana Agriculture News American Soybean Association, USMEF, Top Trade Funding Recipients By NAFB News Service – Feb 4, 2019 The American Soybean Association will receive $21.8 million from the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program as part of the $200 million of trade promotion funds. The funds are part of the Trump administration’s efforts to curb trade war impacts on agriculture. U.S. Soybeans were targeted by tariffs from China as a retaliation to U.S. trade policy. The U.S. Meat Export Federation will receive the second-highest funding amount at $17.5 million. USMEF CEO Dan Halstrom says the funding will help agriculture organizations “defend existing market share and develop new destinations for U.S. agricultural products.”The U.S. Grains Council will receive $13.9 million. The Food Export Association of the Midwest USA and the Food Export USA Northeast organizations each received more than $13 million. 57 organizations were named to receive funding in the announcement last week. The program provides assistance to eligible groups for consumer advertising, public relations, point-of-sale demonstrations, trade fair participation, and market research.The United States exported a record-breaking 2.6 billion bushels of U.S. soy and soy products, valued at more than $28 billion last market year, ending in September. The U.S. also set a record high in combined volume of the whole soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil exported in 2017/2018, with soybean meal exports accounting for the greatest growth. The records were achieved despite the ongoing trade war with China that hindered U.S. soybean exports. However, the official marketing year runs from October 1 to September 30, and exports during the 2017/2018 marketing year would not have been largely impacted by the tariffs introduced by China as shipments abroad normally take place after harvest.In response to the data, U.S. Soybean Export Council chairman and United Soybean Board director Derek Haigwood says at a time when global trade flows have dramatically changed, “it is critical that we ensure access in all markets that want to purchase U.S. soybeans and soy products.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleUSDA, USTR Seek New Members for Trade Advisory CommitteesNext articleChina Buys U.S. Soybeans Following Trade Meeting NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Asian Communist regimes still hold the lowest rankings

first_imgNews October 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Asian Communist regimes still hold the lowest rankings News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Asia – Pacific Organisation to go further In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Democratic Asian countries gain groundAsia-Pacific country rankings can be impressive. New Zealand is one of the ten top winners and Japan (11th), Australia (18th) and Hong Kong (34th) occupy favourable positions. Two other Asian democracies, Taiwan and South Korea, rose 11 and 27 places respectively, after noteworthy falls in the 2009 Index. Although some problems persist, such as the issue of the state-owned media’s editorial independence, arrests and violence have ceased.Some developing countries have managed to make solid gains, particularly Mongolia (76th) and the Maldives (52nd). As a rule, the authorities have been respectful of press freedoms, exemplified by their decriminalisation of press offences in the Maldives.An occasional ranking in this Index can be deceptive. Fiji (149th), for example, rose three places, even though the government has passed a new liberticidal press law. The year 2009 had been so tragic, with soldiers invading news staff offices, that the year 2010 could only seem to be somewhat more tranquil. Sri Lanka (158th) jumped four places: less violence was noted there, yet the media’s ability to challenge the authorities has tended to weaken with the exile of dozens of journalists.In this Index based upon violations of press freedoms, Asia, has earned a low ranking for yet another year. Even when a country’s press enjoys freedom, too often it also has to endures violence from non-governmental actors. When the press lives under the control of an authoritarian regime, it is obliged to censor and to self-censor. Chinese intellectual Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to eleven years behind bars for denouncing this situation – a struggle which was rewarded by the Nobel Peace Prize – bringing new hope to the Asia-Pacific area. Help by sharing this information June 10, 2021 Find out more Asia’s four Communist regimes, North Korea (177th place), China (171st), Vietnam (165thj) Laos (168th), are among the fifteen lowest-ranked countries of the 2010 World Press Freedom Index. Ranked just one place behind Eritrea, hellish totalitarian North Korea has shown no improvement. To the contrary: in a succession framework set up by Kim Jong-il in favour of his son, crackdowns have become even harsher. China, despite its dynamic media and Internet, remains in a low position because of non-stop censorship and repression, notably in Tibet and Xinjiang. In Laos, it is not so much repression which plagues this country of Southeast Asia as its single party’s political control over the whole media. On the other hand, Vietnam’s Communist Party – soon to hold its own Congress – and its open season against freedom of speech is responsible for its worse than mediocre ranking.Among the last thirty countries of Reporters Without Borders’ Index are ten Asian nations, notably Burma, where the military junta have decided that the prior censorship system will be maintained despite the upcoming general elections in November.India’s and Thailand’s rankings drop due to a breakout of serious violencePolitical violence has produced some very troubling tumbles in the rankings. Thailand (153rd) – where two journalists were killed and some fifteen wounded while covering the army crackdown on the “red shirts” movement in Bangkok – lost 23 places, while India slipped to 122nd place (-17) mainly due to extreme violence in Kashmir. The Philippines lost 34 places following the massacre of over thirty reporters by partisans of one of Mindanao Island’s governors. Despite a few murderers of journalists being brought to trial, impunity still reigns in the Philippines. Also in Southeast Asia, Indonesia (117th) cannot seem to pass under the symbolic bar separating the top 100 countries from the rest, despite remarkable media growth. Two journalists were killed there and several others received death threats, mainly for their reports on the environment. Malaysia (141st), Singapore (136th) and East Timor (93rd) are down this year. In short, repression has not diminished in ASEAN countries, despite the recent adoption of a human rights charter.In Afghanistan (147th) and in Pakistan (151st), Islamist groups bear much of the responsibility for their country’s pitifully low ranking. Suicide bombings and abductions make working as a journalist an increasingly dangerous occupation in this area of South Asia. And the State has not slackened its arrests of investigative journalists, which sometimes more closely resemble kidnappings. 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George Floyd protest updates: UK protesters throw slave trader statue in river

first_imgiStock/ChiccoDodiFCBy: JON HAWORTH and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis, across the United States and around the world.Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. The three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four officers have been fired.Governors in 32 states have activated more than 32,400 members of the National Guard.Today’s biggest developments:– Minneapolis mayor booed after saying he does not support abolishing police– Virginia officer charged with 3 counts of misdemeanor assault and battery involving man in crisis– St. Louis-area officer suspended after video shows him hitting man with unmarked patrol car– Several officers injured due to improvised explosives in SeattleThis story is being updated throughout the day. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern.1:33 p.m.: National Guard prepares to leave Los AngelesThe National Guard is leaving Los Angeles after their presence was requested to handle protests.The National Guard was activated in Los Angeles and neighboring communities on May 30 after a request from Gov. Gavin Newsom. He had proclaimed a statement of emergency in Los Angeles County amid the protests.12:48 p.m.: NYC mayor says NYPD funds will be shifted to youth, social servicesNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a wave of police reforms, including shifting funds from the police department to youth and social services.The other measures include reforming 50-A, the state law that keeps police behavior from public scrutiny; move vendor enforcement out of the police; and bring community voices into the senior level of the police.“The details will be worked out in the budget process in the weeks ahead. But I want people to understand that we are committed to shifting resources to ensure that the focus is on our young people,” de Blasio said.A summary of the New York City budget plan showed that for the 2021 fiscal year, the police department had a budget of $5.6 billion, while the Dept. of Youth and Community Development had a budget of $598 million. The summary showed that the Dept. of Social Services budget for the 2021 fiscal year was $9.6 billion.The mayor also highlighted Saturday’s tens of thousands of peaceful protesters who took to the streets across the city.12:18 p.m.: Protesters in UK tear down statue of 17th century slave traderProtesters against systemic racism in Bristol, United Kingdom, tore down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston. The protests in the United Kingdom are in response to protests that have erupted in the United States.Demonstrators were seen pulling down the statue with a rope before jumping on it.The statue was then dragged through the streets of Bristol, according to local media reports, and eventually tossed in the river.Historian David Olusoga said that the problem with the statue has long been “that it has not been seen as a problem.” It was erected in 1895, nearly two centuries after he died in 1721.“What it shows is that 17th century London and Bristol were involved in the slave trade, but that 19th century Bristol didn’t care that it was honoring a man who had been involved in the slave trade,” Olusoga told the BBC. “This is a city that is 14% BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) with a statue that of somebody who was not just a slave trader, he was involved in the Royal Africa Company, the company that trafficked more people into slavery than any in British history.”Colston’s company transported more than 100,000 slaves from West Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas between 1672 and 1689, according to the BBC.However, it was only until the 1990s that Colston’s involvement in the slave trade, the source of much of the money which he gave to Bristol, gained more publicity, according to Historic England, a body of the British Government.Statues that symbolize the Confederacy, for many a symbol of racism and oppression, in the U.S. have also come down in the wake of the protests that are spreading worldwide.10:07 a.m.: Trump says National Guard will withdraw from DCPresident Donald Trump tweeted that the National Guard will begin to withdraw from Washington, D.C. “now that everything is under perfect control.”“I have just given an order for our National Guard to start the process of withdrawing from Washington, D.C., now that everything is under perfect control. They will be going home, but can quickly return, if needed. Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!” Trump tweeted.However, thousands of protesters still stepped out in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.Portland, Oregon, experienced another evening of protests and demonstrations that began much the same as the last several nights with separate groups of demonstrators taking to the streets.“At about 10:50 p.m. an unlawful assembly was declared,” the Portland Police Department said in a statement. “The crowd was given ample opportunity to disperse and were warned if they did not do so, they were subject to arrest or force. Officers began dispersing the crowd just after 11:30 p.m. Portland Police, assisted by outside agency mutual aid partners, arrested at least 50 subjects for criminal activity.”Information on arrests is still being compiled and an updated release will be published when this information becomes available.7:13 a.m.: NYC mayor lifts curfewNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has lifted the curfew that had been imposed on the city amid the protests and demonstrations after the death of George Floyd.“We are lifting the curfew, effective immediately. Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city,” the mayor said in a tweet on Sunday. “Tomorrow we take the first big step to restart. Keep staying safe. Keep looking out for each other.”4:21 a.m.: Virginia officer charged with 3 counts of misdemeanor assault and battery involving man in crisisThe Fairfax County Police Department called a late press conference Saturday night to release details surrounding the arrest of one of the department’s own officers.The white officer, Tyler Timberlake, faces three counts of assault and battery related to an on-duty incident that happened Friday.Body camera video played at the press conference shows an officer deploying his stun gun on a black man, who was walking away from him at the time. The man seems in the footage to be suffering from some kind of medical episode.The man falls to the ground, where the officer proceeds lean on his back with his knees. The officer appears to deploy the stun gun on him again, this time while he’s already face down on the ground. At this point, other officers join the initial officer in pushing the man into the ground, where they force handcuffs onto him.At one point, the victim yells: “I can’t breathe.”Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr., the county’s chief of police, said the man “is alive and resting at home with his family.”Roessler also says Timberlake, an eight-year veteran of the department, has been relieved of duty. Other officers who were present have also been relieved of duty pending the result of both criminal and administrative investigations.Timberlake faces up to 36 months of incarceration.2:57 a.m.: St. Louis-area officer suspended after video shows him hitting man with unmarked patrol carAn officer was suspended and two others were placed on leave after a Ring video camera caught an officer driving into a man and then struggling with him on the ground multiple times.Florissant Police Chief Timothy Fagan said the incident happened on June 2 but he only learned about it and saw the video on Saturday. The chief said the FBI and the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating the incident.“My gut reaction was I talked to three different agencies to take a look at it because I do have some concerns about it,” Fagan said.The man seen being hit in the video was approached because he was in a vehicle matching the description of another car in connection with shots fired outside the Ferguson Police Department.Police said no weapons were found on the man and he is facing pending charges for carrying drugs and resisting arrest.The man suffered an ankle injury.“I’ll tell you what I believe I see in the video which is that the male then gets up and tries to run and then officer tries to take the male into custody and from my view looks like he struck the individual at least two times, he looks like he kicks him and then hits him with a forearm,” Fagan said.The incident happened on June 2 around 11:30 p.m. in the 9800 block of Eastdell Drive in the City of Dellwood.St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell will not be looking into the case as his spokesperson’s son, an officer, was in the backseat of the car the detective was driving when he hit the man, creating a conflict of interest for Bell.The case was turned over to St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lomar as a result.Fagan said there is no body or dash camera footage to review.The officer that was suspended had been with the department for nine years.12:42 a.m.: Several officers injured due to improvised explosives in SeattleThe Seattle Police Department confirmed that several of their officers were injured after people at a demonstration began throwing rocks and bottles at officers and by setting off improvised explosives.The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. according to the Seattle Police Department, when demonstrators outside the East Precinct began moving barricades without permission and the police asked them multiple times to stop.The condition of the officers is not currently known.11:14 p.m.: Minneapolis mayor booed after saying he does not support abolishing policeMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest after he said he did not support abolishing the police department.A protester asked Frey if he supported defunding the police department, however, he did not answer that question and instead said he “did not support the full abolition of the police.”Boos quickly permeated through the crowd and protesters chanted, “Go home Jacob! Go home!”Activists have called for defunding police departments in the U.S., often meaning taking money out of the police budget and putting it toward the community. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced such a measure earlier this week.ABC News’ Courtney Pomeroy, Alexis Zotos, Abigail Shalawylo, Ahmad Hemingway, Alexandra Faul, Joshua Hoyos and Rashid Haddou-Riffi contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Two men pose as cops, steal more than $150K in jewelry store heist

first_imgtillsonburg/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Two men who posed as New York Police Department officers and robbed a New York City jewelry store in a brazen daytime heist have been arrested.The incident occurred on the afternoon of June 6 when two men, 59-year-old Ismael Igartua from Queens and 59-year-old Jose Rodriguez from the Bronx, allegedly entered a jewelry store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City dressed as NYPD officers and identified themselves as cops to the owner of the store.“Igartua and Rodriguez asked for permission to enter the jewelry store and requested to examine the store owner’s properly permitted firearm, claiming that, due to the recent looting of commercial establishments in New York, firearms were at risk of being stolen,” according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York.The jewelry store owner proceeded to hand over his firearm for the alleged inspection when the suspects, who were armed with two firearms of their own, reportedly restrained and tied up the store owner, and subsequently stole his firearm along with a number of pieces of jewelry valued at a total of over $150,000.Igartua and Rodriguez were apprehended a short time later in a subway station several blocks from the location of the heist.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated: “As alleged, the defendants participated in a brazen daytime robbery, in which a victim was threatened at gunpoint and tied up. The defendants’ alleged scheme – impersonating NYPD officers and asking to check the victim’s firearm due to recent incidents of looting – took advantage of uncertain conditions in our community, preying on the fears of a small business owner and his trust in law enforcement. This alleged criminal conduct is intolerable, and thanks to the work of the NYPD and the FBI, the defendants face significant federal charges for their alleged crimes.”Igartua and Rodriguez were each charged with one count of robbery conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; one count of robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; one count of brandishing a firearm, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison; and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.Said NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea: “Posing as police officers to prey on a city business during an international pandemic, as alleged, is dangerous to civilians and law enforcement officers. Arrests like these highlight the indispensable work of our NYPD detectives, and federal partners, in ensuring justice for New Yorkers.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK feels force of global slowdown

first_img Comments are closed. UK feels force of global slowdownOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The global economic slowdown is starting to bite into the performance of UKbusinesses, according to PriceWaterhouse- Coopers. It predicts that growth in the UK economy will fall to 2 per cent this yearcompared with 3 per cent in 2000. PwC also blames the foot-and-mouth crisis,the slump in the IT sector and the fall in global equity prices for theslowdown. The report predicts that UK growth will rise to 2.25 per cent in2002. Rosemary Radcliffe, chief economist of PwC, said, “The UK is feelingthe effect of the international slowdown. A further interest rate cut could beneeded later this year if there is any further deterioration.” But Sudir Junankar, associate director for economics at the CBI, said,”The forecast of about 2 per cent growth this year is in line with our ownpredictions, but we expect it to be about 2.7 per cent next year with increasedconsumer spending.” Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Stay-at-homes lose in the credibility stakes

first_imgI was gobsmacked by the results of Personnel Today’s research into attitudesof HR professionals towards taking international assignments. Probably the best two years of my career were those I spent in Guangzhou,China, as head of HR for a Fortune 50 telecoms company. Before I moved I had all the classic worries. Could I do the job? What aboutlanguage? How would I do in a foreign city? What would happen when Irepatriated? Essentially, I shared the concerns shown in the survey. However, I alsorealised that I had a terrific opportunity to establish professionalcredentials that would stand me well in the future (it did). The biggest surprises, though, were the magnitude of the concerns about anassignment being risky for the career and the divergence between the 78 percent who wanted to take on an international role and the “tiny 6 percent” who were willing to leave the UK. In other words, 94 per cent would not be willing to move overseas. I’d arguethat our credibility as HR professionals can only be validated, and thenenhanced, when we are seen as on a par with our line colleagues. In a boardroomfull of internationally-experienced executives, the HR director unwilling towork overseas may not be perceived as credibly as the other executives. I was also concerned that 60 per cent of respondents felt they wereinsufficiently equipped to compete for these roles. How did we define that?Many listed their language skills as a detriment. I’d suggest they identify oneor two languages and learn enough to get through airports, hotels andrestaurants effectively; and to meet and greet their colleagues. The world,right or wrong, uses English as the main business language. The ability toconverse, even briefly, in your host country’s tongue goes miles in buildingrelationships. I’d argue that being “sufficiently equipped” for an assignment hasmore to do with flexibility, perseverance and a sense of humour than languagefluency. Sure, there’s the table stakes of being highly skilled in yourspecific discipline, but it’s the ability to move to a different place, liveand work in that culture, and still be the best at what you do that will defineyour success. Finally, 76 per cent thought that an overseas assignment would be morepressurised than back home. Good point. Expat assignments are not for wimps.When the assignee’s salary costs jump in an offshore locale, the expectationsfor delivery of excellence understandably increases. Yes, it can bechallenging, but that’s the best and most career-enhancing part! My message is that HR people need overseas assignments for the sake ofcredibility. You can be the best in your own country and culture. The real testis taking those skills and experiences and using them abroad. By Lance J Richards, Vice-president HR, Teleglobe Previous Article Next Article Stay-at-homes lose in the credibility stakesOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more