ENRC advised by PwC on UK tax move

first_img ENRC advised by PwC on UK tax move ENRC, the mining group partly-owned by the Kazakh government and listed on the FTSE, has been advised that by relocating to Switzerland it could save itself £20m a year in tax.According to SkyNews, the group was given the advice by its auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers several months ago but the matter has not been considered at board level.Last night ENRC issued a statement saying that it had no plans to change its current arrangements.“ENRC routinely reviews its tax and treasury arrangements to ensure they remain efficient and appropriate for its business. ENRC has no current plans to change its existing arrangements,” it said.In the recent past a host of businesses such as Shire, WPP and Wolseley have relocated out of the UK for tax reasons and further departures would be embarrassing for the government.ENRC has been the subject of much controversy because of a dispute it has had with a rival group over mining assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Sources said the PWC plan has not been “actively discussed” and was not acted upon. Thursday 6 January 2011 7:19 pm Share Show Comments ▼ 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 AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitioncenter_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

Zimre Property Investments Limited HY2013 Presentation

first_imgZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the half year.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw)  2013 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgBychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

RFC Basel – Team of the Month (October 2011)

first_imgFind a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Swiss watch: Basel are blazing a trail in a country enjoying a growth spurt in the sport When a new job took chemist Andy Kendall to the Swiss city of Basel a decade ago, the local rugby team relied heavily on foreign workers. Not any more. “When I started playing, the first team was 70-80% expats,” says Kendall, now the head coach. “Today it’s 80% Swiss.”From two divisions of six teams, Switzerland now has ten teams in both its A and B leagues, plus a C league – 46 clubs and 139 teams nationally, springing up all over the country.“It’s down to exposure and organic growth. There are English pubs in every town and each World Cup brings an influx of new players. The Swiss also have a brilliant idea called the Schnuppertag, a day where youngsters are encouraged to try out a range of sports.”The Swiss kids at Kendall’s RFC Basel who started at ten and 11 a decade ago have stayed the course. “We have a great bunch coming through and they’re all front-rowers!” he adds.The coach can field an all-Swiss pack apart from at No 8, where Czech international and ex-Esher semi-pro Ladislav Vondrasek is a fixture. And in fly-half Lukas Quintillan and full-back Tim Ginz, Kendall has two youngsters who, in a different environment, could arguably make a career out of rugby.Results in October took Basel to the top of the B League. A first win at Lugano preceded defeats of Lucerne, Stade Lausanne, Alba and Zurich II, before Basel rattled up a century against La Chaux-de-Fonds ahead of the winter break. The season resumes in March.Canterbury Kitbags“In the past three years the young Swiss have become leaders on the pitch. They’re the key to our success,” Kendall says.Basel are our October Team of the Month and win 22 kitbags from Canterbury. Click here to check out September’s Team of the Month.This article appeared in the January 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170center_img Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Russia’s Valery Tsnobiladze suspended for headbutt on Sean O’Brien

first_imgWednesday Sep 28, 2011 Russia’s Valery Tsnobiladze suspended for headbutt on Sean O’Brien Russian hooker Valery Tsnobiladze has been suspended for three weeks for a headbutt on Sean O’Brien during their 62-12 loss to Ireland on Sunday. It’s the third suspension of the 2011 Rugby World Cup so far. Tsonobiladze joins Courtney Lawes and Dominiko Waqaniburotu in the naughty corner, with Lawes the only one of the three who will be free to play again in the tournament.The Russian hooker had denied any wrongdoing, but video evidence (more replays than were showed on the live broadcast) and testimonies from the player himself, as well as O’Brien, resulted in judicial officer Jeff Blackett handing down a suspension that rules him out until October 17th.Blackett called the incident reckless but not deliberate, and O’Brien wasn’t injured so Tsnobiladze’s potential sanction was reduced by a week due to his good disciplinary record.The video doesn’t show much but you can see the hooker flying in with the head, which must have made contact with O’Brien on the floor, who got up looking rather agitated by what had happened.Russia play Australia this weekend in their final game of the tournament, while Ireland meet Italy on Sunday in what will be a deciding match for the outcome of Pool C. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Haus am See – House by the Lake / Jurek Brueggen + Kosa Archit…

first_img Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Jurek Brüggen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Jurek Brüggen, Sebastian Sailer Project gallerySee allShow lessSteven Holl’s Czech Concert Hall is an “Instrument in its Case”Architecture NewsDS+R and Neiheiser Argyros Design New Linear London ParkArchitecture News Share Haus am See – House by the Lake / Jurek Brueggen + Kosa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHaus am See – House by the Lake / Jurek Brueggen + Kosa Architects Save this picture!© Jurek Brüggen+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920643/haus-am-see-nil-house-by-the-lake-jurek-brueggen-plus-kosa-architects Clipboard Architects: Jurek Brueggen, Kosa Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Eins und Viele Photographs Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJurek BrueggenOfficeFollowKosa ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWerderGermanyPublished on July 10, 2019Cite: “Haus am See – House by the Lake / Jurek Brueggen + Kosa Architects” 10 Jul 2019. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Haus am See – House by the Lake / Jurek Brueggen + Kosa Architects Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses•Werder, Germany “COPY” Year:  ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 22Save this picture!© Jurek BrüggenSurroundings. On the highest point of Werder Island, near Berlin, are four buildings of very different styles: a Neo-Gothic Belvedere, an Art-Deco villa, a stable building with an attached Neo-Classical facade, as well as a bungalow from the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) era on the neighboring property. The Haus am See is situated on a slope facing the river Havel. Nestled in between the four other houses, it tells the story of a stone found, as it has always been, without style or form, which has been converted into a house. The stone is a hollowed-out concrete body into which openings have been cut.Save this picture!© Jurek BrüggenSave this picture!Plans – SummerSave this picture!© Jurek BrüggenExpansion concept. In contrast to the solid concrete block, the rest of the structures are made of wood. All the construction materials remain visible. Free-standing partition walls made of wood subdivide the interior and wooden window frames protect against the weather. A wooden pavilion has been placed on the roof. The surrounding terrace offers a view of the passing Havel river. A wooden staircase, which also serves as a bookshelf, connects both floors. The large sliding doors provide access to the stone outdoor pool and the garden which slopes down to the river.Save this picture!© Jurek BrüggenSeasonal concept. The Haus am See is used differently depending on the season. In winter, the residents retire to the garden floor. In summer, the pavilion and terrace are added, doubling the living space. The mobile kitchen moves with the residents. Folding doors open the pavilion in the warmer months and close it during the colder seasons. A horizontal sliding window separates the pavilion from the garden level in winter. Condensing the living space in winter saves resources, construction and heating costs. The insulation is reduced to the garden level. The northern, eastern and western sides are buried in the slope. The earth layer provides the house with additional insulation.Save this picture!© Jurek BrüggenThe waste heat from below makes it possible to use the pavilion as a conservatory for plants in the colder seasons. The closed, unheated room then serves as an extra layer of insulation for the garden floor. The seasonal living concept brings a millennia-old cultural technique into the present day. In contrast to conventional energy-saving houses, which isolate themselves from their surroundings, it shows how we can effectively conserve resources while living sustainably in connection with the environment. The seasonal concept is a strategy for sustainable living in a time of excessive insulation regulations. Lead Architects: 2018 Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920643/haus-am-see-nil-house-by-the-lake-jurek-brueggen-plus-kosa-architects Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

Re.canto House / Arquitetura27

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941315/ranto-house-arquitetura27 Clipboard Year:  Juliana Vervloet Do Amaral Roberta Toledo Re.canto House / Arquitetura27 Re.canto House / Arquitetura27Save this projectSaveRe.canto House / Arquitetura27 CopyHouses•Ilha Bela, Brazil “COPY” Manufacturers: América Móveis, Arauco, Caris Soluções em Esquadrias, Catrinque Marcenaria, Consentino, Coral, Debacco, Deca, Demuner Marcenaria, Elettromec, Grill Chef, Madeiras Ecológicas, Maneco Quindere, Matias Brotas Arte Contemporânea, Pedra de Minas, Rusimar Brumol, Sollos, Stampa, Viminas, iluminar ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941315/ranto-house-arquitetura27 Clipboard Architects: Arquitetura27 Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Photographs:  Felipe Araujo, Camila Santos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArquitetura27OfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on June 10, 2020Cite: “Re.canto House / Arquitetura27” [Re.canto (do eu) / Arquitetura27] 10 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?沉思的艺术之家Re.canto / Arquitetura27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 stream Save this picture!© Felipe Araujo+ 28Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Project Team:Amanda Lovatti Coelho Koffer, Juliana Moreira Machado , Lucas Dos Santos Costa , Ricardo Da Costa Lopes Oliveira.Decorator:Maria Tereza Do Amaral NaderLandscape:Sinthia FerrariCollaborators:Ricardo ZivianiCity:Ilha BelaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe AraujoRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. A 120m² haven with a large living room, wine cellar, contemplative kitchen and a backyard. The name of the environment carries its essence, Re.canto (of the self). It was designed to be a space of connection.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoSave this picture!Plan. Tainã Ruy – RegradesignSave this picture!© Camila SantosA “hidden refuge”, its doors are always open to free spirits who seek to transform and reinvent themselves. The works of art by renowned contemporary artists make up the decor and contrast with the modernist style of the artist Dionísio del Santo.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoIn the furniture, the same dynamic of mixing the contemporary, such as the Amorfa table by architect Arthur Casas, with the original Ouro Preto armchairs by Jorge Zalszupim and the original MP41 armchair by Lafer. The reframing of objects is also present, the Firm believes that houses need to tell the story of their dwellers.The living room has few covering materials, enriching each chosen material. The use of Pau Ferro from Arauco evokes the past and the sophistication of Brazilian design, covering the back wall and the ceiling, creating a single block. The sloping roof intensifies the notion of shelter, gradually decreasing the 4.5m ceiling. On the side walls, protection screens were used, which brought an unusual texture and intensified the symbolisms used in the project, walls of protection. All furniture, including the large bookcase, also uses the same laminate. On the shelf, many books permeate works of art and objects full of memories and attachments. Among them, the wall clock used next to an eye, making an almost surreal composition.The cellar is an intimate and playful environment. The space has a ceiling and one of it surfaces covered by a silver mirror where the sculpture “Le Vita 07” by Estudio Manus floats in the air. On the floor, the shadow of the floating sculpture is projected on the pieces of soapstone.Save this picture!© Camila SantosSave this picture!Section. Tainã Ruy – RegradesignSave this picture!© Camila SantosSoapstone is used in the Seixo handles designed by the Firm, in the water bank of the external area and also in the fish sculpture made by artisans from Minas Gerais, which floats in the waters. On the deck, we opted for ecological gray-toned wood.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoBetween the living room and the balcony, PVC frames were used allowing a great integration between the room and the external space. Along the sliding doors, vertical slats in dyed wood were installed filtering the sun rays, allowing a gradually lighted space.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoIn the contemplative kitchen, the large tree canopy embraces the wooden table, an aged jackfruit tree top next to the cooking island in Dekton, both protected from the elements by the laminated glass covering. The leaves of the trees function as a large natural screen allowing rays to arrive in a delicate and pleasant way.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoThe workbench made inside a soapstone portico maintains the connection of the use of materials.Nature connects to architecture, an affectionate and functional landscaping with a vegetable garden and grass designed by landscape architect Sinthia Ferrari along architecture27. Further down, a water bank joins the sea and points to infinity. José Carlos Vilar’s sculpture balances the linearity of the water with the tree, giving shade to a contemplative hammock that hangs in the air.Project gallerySee allShow lessMass Virtual Photography GalleryExhibition OpeningES House / Altamarea arquitecturaSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: Area:  1291 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Brazil “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

BHF’s TV ad to be available via red button

first_imgBHF’s TV ad to be available via red button  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The British Heart Foundation’s new two minute film, ‘Watch Your Own Heart Attack’, will air tomorrow on ITV1 as the only advert in a commercial break in ‘Midsomer Murders’. In addition, ITV will for the first time ever make the film available via the red button on ITV’s main interactive menu for the following week.Part of a wider campaign to tackle heart attacks, the film aims to raise awareness of heart attack symptoms and ensure people call 999 immediately upon experiencing them.Julian Smith, Planning Account Director at ITV, said: “This is a fantastic example of how ITV works closely with its advertisers as well as their agencies to develop exciting and innovative initiatives which really create standout. This is also a direct result of ITV’s continued investment and commitment to its strategic planning resource.”Directed by Brett Foraker, the award-winning Creative Director of Channel 4, the film stars the actor Steven Berkoff.The campaign, conceived and created by Grey London, also consists of a transmedia teaser campaign. A striking poster with a call to ‘Watch Your Own Heart Attack’ in bold text is featured across a number of media channels including billboards, press, washrooms and online, and will run from 28 July up to the film launch on August 10.Teaser trailers, supported by personalities including Chris Tarrant and David Cameron, will be airing on ITV and on radio stations the week leading up to the film launch.People are also able to request text or email reminders to watch the film in the lead up to the event as well as send emails to friends and family encouraging them to watch by visiting www.2minutes.org.uk. The film will be available to view there after it airs tomorrow.The ‘ITV1 event’ as BHF describes it will air at 9.17pm tomorrow.www.2minutes.org.uk Tagged with: Celebrity Digital 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 August 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Potential threats to online free expression seen in draft trade treaty

first_img April 23, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Potential threats to online free expression seen in draft trade treaty RSF_en Organisation Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release by the European Commission of the draft Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which until now has been the subject of confidential negotiations among some 40 countries. Released on 21 April, the draft nonetheless contains a number of provisions that could pose a threat to online free expression.“Although it is pity that the different positions of the various governments involved do not appear in this document, a real public debate will finally be able to be held about this proposed agreement, one that could have a considerable impact on freedom of expression despite being a trade agreement,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We urge the negotiators not to sacrifice online free speech and access to information for the sake of combating piracy and the counterfeiting of works protected by copyright,” the press freedom organisation continued. “It is essential to modify provisions that could lead to disconnect Internet access and provisions for online filtering in violation of the Net Neutrality principle. The concept of the Internet as a fundamental right should be clearly stated in the agreement, including in its preamble. Judicial procedures guaranteeing transparency and defence rights must also be defined more clearly.”Reporters Without Borders added: “For the time being, this accord is mainly being negotiated by democratic countries but it is supposed to be eventually extended to other countries such as China, which do not have adequate safeguards for free expression and the confidentiality of personal information.”The draft agreement covers a wide range of subjects from counterfeiting pharmaceutical drugs to the illegal downloading of works protected by copyright. Section 4 specifically concerns the digital environment. For the most part, the wording of its provisions is very general and open to differing interpretation by individual governments.Although there is no longer any direct reference to the three strike approach in this version of the agreement, some of its provisions could nonetheless allow the disconnecting of Internet access. One of the “options” for governments mentioned in the draft is “suspension of access to information.” The draft would also allow a court to issue an injunction, including at the start of case, to prevent an “imminent violation.” It would also allow copyright holders to ask Internet Service Providers to identify suspected violators of intellectual property rights. This threatens the protection of personal information and, in repressive countries, would endanger dissidents, journalists and human rights activists.The draft agreement stresses the responsibility of the Internet’s technical intermediaries, turning them into “copyright police.” Internet Service Providers and those who provide such online services as video streaming and blog platforms are right at the heart of the agreement’s provisions. ISPs could be fined if they failed to withdraw or block content that violates copyright. Such measures would have a dissuasive effect. There is a danger that technical intermediaries would remove content they regarded as potentially illegal in order to avoid prosecution, resulting in arbitrary decisions that offered little protection for the rights of Internet users. Technical intermediaries would also be required to prevent the illegal circulation of content that violates copyright. That would open the door to the introduction of Internet filtering mechanisms.The agreement includes an extremely precise calculation of the amount of damages payable for an illegally downloaded film based on the absurd assumption that it should correspond to the value of an unsold DVD.Customs and border procedures are not clearly defined. Although the agreement affirms a degree of protection for personal effects, it is possible that iPhones, iPods, personal laptops and work laptops could be seized or examined by customs officers searching for pirated works or illegally downloaded music.The negotiations have been conducted confidentially for more than two years between the European Union, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Canada and Switzerland without any consultation with NGOs and civil society representatives. The European Commission represented the European Union in the negotiations.The European Parliament passed a resolution last month calling for more transparency. The next round of negotiations is due to take place at the end of June in Switzerland. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Oshkosh Corporation to present at the Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investors Virtual Conference

first_img OSHKOSH, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, today announced that it will present at the Raymond James 42 nd Annual Institutional Investors Virtual Conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The presentation is scheduled to start at 4:40 p.m. EST and will be webcast. To access the webcast, please visit www.oshkoshcorp.com at least 15 minutes prior to the event. About Oshkosh Corporation At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 14,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com. ®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition; the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic; actions that may be taken by governmental authorities and others to address or otherwise mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economies and the Company’s customers, suppliers and employees; and the cyclical nature of the Company’s Access Equipment, Commercial and Fire & Emergency markets, which are particularly impacted by the strength of U.S. and European economies and construction seasons. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005648/en/ CONTACT: Financial: Patrick Davidson Senior Vice President, Investor Relations 920.502.3266Media: Bryan Brandt Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer 920.502.3670 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WISCONSIN INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENGINEERING AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING OTHER MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Oshkosh Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:30 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005648/en WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Oshkosh Corporation to present at the Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investors Virtual Conference By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Previous articleAtlantic League to open May 27, play 120-game scheduleNext articleMessi leads Barcelona to win over Elche in Spanish league Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more