FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUE Final Kansas City 4 Cincinnati 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Houston 4 Toronto 1 Final N-Y Yankees 9 Tampa Bay 2 Final Detroit 4 Minnesota 2 Final Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 4 Final L-A Angels 4 Texas 1 Final Seattle 10 Oakland 8, 11 Innings Baltimore at Boston 7:10 p.m., postponed NATIONAL LEAGUE Final Washington 9 Miami 4 Final Atlanta 7 N-Y Mets 3 Final Pittsburgh 6 Chi Cubs 0 Final Milwaukee 12 St. Louis 4 Final Colorado 10 Philadelphia 3 Final Arizona 4 L-A Dodgers 3 Final San Francisco 5 San Diego 4, 12 Innings NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PRESEASON Final Columbus 4 Buffalo 2 Final Florida 3 Tampa Bay 2 Final Washington 4 St. Louis 0 Final Carolina 4 Nashville 1 Final Detroit 8 Chicago 6 Final Edmonton 6 Vancouver 0 Final Calgary 7 San Jose 5 Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. September 26, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/25/18 Beau Lund Written by
PBF intends to operate certain Delaware City and remaining Paulsboro units. (Credit: Frauke Feind from Pixabay) PBF Energy is planning to reconfigure Delaware City and Paulsboro refineries in the US, citing impacts on fuel demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The firm, depending on market conditions, plans to maintain future throughput capacity of approximately 260,000 barrels per day.As part of the reconfiguration, some of the units at the Paulsboro refinery are planned to be idled. These units include the smaller of two crude units, coker, fluid catalytic cracker and several smaller units.With the flexibility to respond to the dynamic market conditions, the reconfigured East Coast refining system will retain significant crude optionality. The reconfiguration slated for completion by the end of 2020.PBF to operate certain Delaware City and remaining Paulsboro unitsHowever, the company intends to operate certain Delaware City and remaining Paulsboro units at higher utilisation and efficiency.As a result of the East Coast refining reconfiguration, PBF Energy expects to save an annual operating cost of approximately $100m and capital expenditures of $50m.In a press statement, PBF Energy said: “We anticipate realizing a one-time benefit in reduced working capital as a result of overall lower throughput and inventory levels. We also expect to incur non-recurring expenses as a result of workforce reductions.”PBF Energy chairman and CEO Tom Nimbley said that as part of the reconfiguration, the firm will operate the most profitable components of the East Coast refining system at lower cost.Nimbley added: “This is another step in our broader strategic process aimed at increasing the competitive position of our entire refining portfolio.”The reconfiguration of the Paulsboro refinery is expected to affect 250 jobs while the partially refined feedstocks will be transferred to PBF’s nearby refinery in Delaware City, Delaware, Reuters reported citing Tom Nimbley as saying in the letter.Earlier this year, PBF Energy signed a letter of intent with Air Products and Chemicals to sell five of its hydrogen steam methane reformer (SMR) hydrogen production plants for $530m. As part of the reconfiguration, some of the units at the Paulsboro refinery in the US are planned to be idled
Essex and London Properties Limited (ELP), was incorporated on 15 April 2005, with a registered office in Sidcup, Kent.The company claimed to purchase properties with the intention of selling them on at a profit or getting rental income for investors.Potential investors were approached directly or via intermediary platforms, who received 35% of the invested amounts and offered partnerships in a Limited Partnership scheme.Investors were enticed to invest by offers of an 8% annual return paid quarterly if the money was held for three years or 12% if the money was held for one year.Over an 18-month period, more than 800 people invested in the company anywhere between £5,000 to over £100,000. Essex Police, which has an ongoing investigation, calculates that to date, £18.9m has been obtained from creditors and investors.The reality was that ELP only purchased a single property; a house in Harwich for £147,000 which is less than 1% of the overall amount of money collected from investors.Despite this insignificant ‘property investment’, the company gave information to investors claiming it had purchased numerous properties that had rapidly increased in value and falsified Land Registry documents showing the company owned more property than it did.Investors made payments through a number of escrow agencies. Insolvency Service investigators examined the income and expenditure of statements made by one of these agencies and found that existing investors received their interest payments, not from any meaningful return on their investment but from payments made by new investors. The company was in essence operating a Ponzi scheme.As a result of the investigation by Company Investigations of the Insolvency Service, the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy issued the petition to wind up the company.On 27 September 2018, the High Court heard the petition against the company which was unopposed and ordered the company into liquidation.During the investigation, investors were approached by various recovery room businesses offering to recover the amounts, possibly in excess of the initial sums invested, in exchange of an advance fee. One business falsely claimed to be authorised by the Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service.Any approach in this way to investors should be ignored. Only communications from the Official Receiver, whose details are listed below, should be responded to. The Official Receiver has not authorised any third party to act on his behalf, especially in regards to recovering investor’s losses.In January 2018, the company placed itself into voluntary liquidation, claiming to have debts of over £11 million. The creditors, comprised mainly of the investors in the company, initially approved of the liquidation but later supported the Secretary of State’s petition.Judge Barber as part of her judgement said that on the evidence, this was a case “crying out for a public interest winding up”.David Hill, Chief Investigator for the Insolvency Service said, “The company persuaded members of the public to part with substantial sums of money to invest in property. Only one property was purchased and the money raised from the public in reality was used to benefit those running the company.“As so often is the case, if an investment scheme appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. There is an ongoing investigation into those individuals controlling Essex and London Properties Limited by Essex Police, who are liaising with the Crown Prosecution Service with a view to prosecuting a number of suspects.” property investment Judge Barber ‘Ponzi’ property scheme Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service David Hill Essex and London Properties Limited (ELP) November 3, 2018Chris SmedleyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Investigation shuts down multi-million ‘Ponzi’ property scheme previous nextAgencies & PeopleInvestigation shuts down multi-million ‘Ponzi’ property schemeA property investment company, which operated a ‘Ponzi scheme’, shut down by the High Court for misusing close to £20m of investors’ money.The Negotiator3rd November 201803,184 Views
Source: Turner’s PiesWest Sussex-based Turner’s Pies has sent pies by post to celebrities from the ITV programme I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.The celebrity contestants marked last week’s final with a delivery of award-winning pies from the Turner’s range.Following Covid-19 travel restrictions, the survival reality TV show, which is usually aired from Australia, took place at Gwrych Castle in North Wales.Turner’s Pies saw this as an opportunity to kick start its Pies by Post service, it said.The final, which took place on Friday, saw author and podcaster Giovanna Fletcher win the accolade of Queen of The Castle.Managing director Phil Turner said he hoped that hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly enjoyed the pies alongside the celebrities.Its Pies by Post service, which delivers across mainland UK, offers a host of pie packs, including Christmas Pie Pack (£34.95), 2 Fruit & 2 Large Pies (£34.95) and Luxury 2LB Christmas Pudding and 24 Mince Pies (£32.95).“We love the show and we have always spoken about how much the celebrities go through because of the hunger they endure. Surely the best way to celebrate coming out of the castle is to tuck into some of the best pies in the country,” said Turner.The family-run bakery was crowned supreme champion at the British Pie Awards for the second time this year. Its Top Rump Steak & Stilton Pie beat nearly 900 pies, securing the same award the firm’s steak & ale pie won in 2018.This comes after Turner sent an award-winning pie to Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace last year.“Ant and Dec must love their pies and there are no better pies in the country, so we hope they enjoy them,” Turner added. “Our Pies by Post service delivers throughout the United Kingdom and so arranging a delivery was very straightforward. Hopefully the pies reach the stars and they can taste for themselves the amazing products we make.”
Last night, the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY hosted some true all-star musicians for a worthy cause: clean energy. The Bowl was the center of a unique all-star jam that featured the likes of John Medeski, Billy Martin, Marco Benevento, DJ Logic, Ryan Montbleau Band, Yuka C. Honda and more! Each member of this unique supergroup called Mago came out and threw down for the occasion. The sheer force of each player’s musicianship was a true testament to the power of live music! Check out a short clip posted below.Thanks to Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography, we have some photos captured from the event! Check it out below. Check out a full gallery of images from Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography, posted below. Load remaining images
In a partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, to support its program Brasil Sem Miséria, SIPAM will install 166 antennas for satellite communication that will bring internet services to remote Amazon municipalities in the states of Acre, Pará, Amapá, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Roraima and Amazonas. With this equipment, the municipal officials will register impoverished families in the Federal Government Register for Social Programs. “It is SIPAM’s technological infrastructure contributing to broaden the access to government programs in the region,” Guedes said. SIPAM is working with the Army, Navy and the Geological Service of Brazil in the effort to develop the region’s cartography. This has a 350 million-reai project to develop topographic, nautical and geological charts of the so-called Amazonian “cartographic vacuum.” SIPAM ventures into telemedicine Protecting the Amazonia isn’t just about saving the trees. It also includes taking care of its people and connecting them to the world. That’s why SIPAM is venturing into telemedicine with its announcement last October of a cooperative agreement with the Federal University of the Amazonas (UFAM), the Francisca Mendes University Hospital (HUFM) and the State Secretariat of Health (SUSAM). Telemedicine is the use of electronic communications to exchange medical information to improve patient care, diagnosis and treatment. In remote locations of Brazil, specialty care, second opinions and extended care are near-luxuries. Among other things, SIPAM will install satellite antennas for teleconsultation uses in the municipalities of Coari, Humaitá, Itacoatiara and Benjamin Constant. “This partnership with SIPAM, besides allowing teleconsultations, will help us with distance learning,” said Pedro Elias de Souza, general director of Francisca Mendes Hospital. “We already have 12 study topics, along with cardiology lessons which will be possible to do.” Amazonas is the first Brazilian state to integrate all of its municipalities to the State Telehealth Program, which allows tests and specialist consultations via satellite. Local general-practice doctors perform their procedures, and then share the data, sounds and images in real time with teams of specialists in Manaus, as well as with other doctors who can respond to emergency calls anytime via smartphone. The VSAT antennas that SIPAM uses are easily transportable and double up in support of many of its partners’ projects. Seven satellite communications antennas support the operations of the army’s 17th Jungle Infantry Brigade as well as the Regional Electoral Court in the remote states of Rondônia and Acre. “Promoting access to communications in the Amazonian region is one of the premises of SIPAM,” said José Neumar da Silveira, manager of the SIPAM Regional Center in Porto Velho. “That’s why we are always willing to help our partners in operations or in their permanent bases.” Another SIPAM project aims to complete biometric registration of voters in Porto Velho, sending fingerprints and documents via Internet in areas where there would be no other access to the network. This is crucial, since people who aren’t registered won’t be able to vote in the 2012 municipal elections. SIPAM’s equipment is also used by the 17th Brigade in Operation Curare III, which began in September and seeks to intensify surveillance in the states of Rondônia and Acre, which border Bolivia and Peru. I congratulate Brazil on such an important initiative, which will bring comprehensive benefits to the region under protection. It truly is the biggest of the continental countries. A worthy example to follow. What does SIPAM has to say about the dozens of NGOs established in the Amazon, and how do North-Americans see the Amazon. Finally, because the word Amazon is COOL! By Dialogo November 21, 2011 The Amazon Protection System (SIPAM) is now part of the structure of the Defense Ministry — a strong indication that Brazil regards the defense of its vast rainforest region as a matter of national security. Defense Minister Celso Amorin visited SIPAM’s operational center in Brasília to get acquainted first-hand with the many projects of the technological park in October. Ari Matos, the head of institutional coordination and organization, and his special adviser, José Genoino, accompanied Amorin on his tour. SIPAM works in coordination with states and municipalities that have a hand in policies in the region known as Legal Amazonia. Its partners also include the Armed Forces and the Federal Police, said Rogério Guedes, SIPAM’s general director. The Legal Amazonia, an administrative division established by the Brazilian government to better promote the region’s development, covers the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins, as well as all of Maranhão state west of the 44th parallel. This vast yet sparsely populated region is home to about 21 million residents. Its population density is only 3.67 inhabitants per square kilometer, yet it has the fastest population growth in Brazil. SIPAM is part of several policy forums, such as the Brazilian Council of Intelligence, the National Commission of Cartography and the National Committee of Operation Arco Verde, said Guedes. The objective of Arco Verde — led by the Western Military Command and based in the city of Sinop — was to fight deforestation and other illegal environmental activity in northern Mato Grosso state. Launched by the federal government, it involved the ministries of defense, justice and environment. The Ministry of Environment has since reported deforestation in Mato Grosso dropped by 74 percent between 2004 and 2010. SIPAM at work Among SIPAM’s specialties are deforestation, radiation detection and meteorology. With local logistical support, it also applies geoprocessing and remote sensoring techniques to be able to define the effects of human activity as well as mitigation measures put in place. SIPAM has significantly modernized the technological park. Among other things, it has bought a high-resolution camera, the ADS80, which generates continuous digital images during flight. This type of camera produces images with a resolution of up to five centimeters of terrain, with a higher quality than satellite images generated by commercial orbital sensors currently on the market. Guedes said the ADS80 will serve aerial remote sensoring mission monitoring by partner entities. SIPAM has also partnered with the Ministry of Environment on the Bolsa Verde project, which offers financial incentives to small farmers and rural producers who take measures to preserve the environment. “We will monitor remotely, with radars or satellites, to ensure that families who benefit from the program are living up to their commitment and not contributing to deforestation,” Guedes explained during Amorin’s visit. The technique is used by the Terra Legal Program. SIPAM has been monitoring areas aided by this program, in which owners have specific targets for the conservation of green areas.
The existing bridge will be taken down once the new bidge is open. Officials say the construction will not negatively impact anyone trying to pass through. The New York Department of Transportation says the project will be about half a mile down from the original bridge. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2022 and will be completed by fall 2023. The DOT says the current bridge is old and outdated and the project has been planned for awhile. The virtual meeting will be held at 5 p.m. The public can join by clicking here. (WBNG) — There will be a public meeting on a project to replace the Chenango River Bridge Tuesday night.
– Advertisement – A sign marks a rendezvous location for Lyft and Uber users at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, May 13, 2020.Mike Blake | Reuters The companies had warned ahead of that any increased costs the decision would have been passed on to their customers.“We would expect other states to now be less aggressive in trying to pass similar legislation to AB5, which would be an important win for Uber and its peers,” Bank of America analysts said in a note on Wednesday. “Overall, while Uber still faces regulatory challenges in the UK and other US States, the vote helps alleviate a big uncertainty, and could open the stock to new investors, potentially aiding valuation.” Shares of Uber and Lyft were up big in premarket trading after early voting projections suggest that Californians have decided both companies should be exempt from a labor law that aimed to make drivers employees instead of contractors.Shares of Uber were up more than 13% and shares of Lyft were up more than 16% before markets opened on Wednesday.Voters were deciding on California’s Proposition 22, a ballot measure that Uber and Lyft were using as a last hope in the state to continue operating as they currently do. The proposition would allow drivers for app-based transportation and delivery companies to be classified as independent contractors in many circumstances. While that would disqualify them for benefits granted to employees, the measure also entitles drivers to new benefits like minimum earnings and vehicle insurance.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
“The decree is almost ready. We’re asking for the government’s permission to allow ojek drivers to transport passengers.”The nation’s app-based ojek services association demanded on Wednesday compensation from the government for their projected losses from the PSBB, as 70 percent of their income comes from transporting passengers.A Statqo Analytics report said the two ride-hailing service providers in the country, Grab and Gojek, had experienced a 16 percent and 14 percent downturn, respectively, among its active users in the last week of March.Grab Indonesia managing director Neneng Goenadi said the company hoped drivers could transport passengers to select destinations such as hospitals, markets and minimarkets.She said that Grab Indonesia would adhere to the government’s regulation, and had instructed its drivers to wear masks, wash their hands, disinfect motorbikes and practice physical distancing.Read also: Satellite cities to follow Jakarta’s lead on large-scale social restrictionsMeanwhile, Gojek is conducting studies and having discussions with the government regarding the regulation, with plans to comply with the government’s decision.“We have made various efforts to help our partners do their jobs safely during the COVID-19 outbreak,” Gojek corporate affairs chief Nila Marita said in a written statement.According to data compiled by the Jakarta administration as of Thursday noon, there were 1,632 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the capital with 149 fatalities. Nationwide, there are 3,293 cases and 280 deaths. Topics : Health Ministry Regulation No. 9/2020 on the guidelines for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) stipulates various restrictions, including the ban on ojek services for passengers. However, ojek drivers are still permitted to transport goods.Read also: Jakarta will impose stronger mobility restrictions on Friday. Here’s what you need to know.Anies said the administration was discussing the matter with the central government prior to the issuance of a gubernatorial decree on the PSBB, which is scheduled to take effect on Friday.The forthcoming decree is meant to formalize the new quarantine status and sanctions for violators. Even though the Health Ministry has prohibited app-based ojek (motorcycle taxis) from picking up passengers as part of efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is calling for exceptions for drivers that follow stringent health measures.The governor said the provincial administration had coordinated with ride-hailing service providers over transporting passengers, with the latter claiming to have already put in place the necessary measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.“Drivers should be allowed to take passengers and goods as long as they follow the measures,” Anies said during a press briefing at City Hall on Wednesday.
103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach“A lot of astute interstate buyers have identified Main Beach as being a great place to live or invest due to its position and lifestyle on offer.” “Another example of this is 45 Cronin Ave which sold for a multimillion-dollar figure.”“This home was snapped up by an interstate buyer who decided Main Beach offered them a lifestyle they couldn’t pass up.” 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Pde, Main BeachMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe sale follows that of the north-facing penthouse, which sold for $3.66 million in December. “The purchasers weren’t going in with the intention of buying the property but after seeing what was on offer and how special the penthouse is they immediately asked to register for the auction,” marketing agent Tolemy Stevens said at the time. Mr Stevens said Main Beach was experiencing a resurgence in popularity. 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach.Last month, the Xanadu North penthouse sold for $5.3 million. Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige marketing the three-level luxury residence at 150/59 Pacific St. Mr Graham also handled the sale of the penthouse in XXV Breaker Street Residences.A Brisbane buyer paid $3.05 million for the three-bedroom residence on Breaker St.And finally, the ink is dry on the sale of a palatial Surfers Paradise apartment, which now holds the Gold Coast penthouse sale record. 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach sold for $2.575 million.A WAVE of new residents are calling Main Beach home with a number of prestige properties changing hands.The southern penthouse in the DeVille building sold this week for $2.575 million.Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal handled the marketing for 103/3645, Main Beach Pde, but declined to comment on the sale price. The 591sq m south-facing residence showcases views of the Pacific Ocean, marina, Hinterland, Parkland and the glittering city lights. 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach