Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, other sex crimes: Sources

first_imgBCFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Harvey Weinstein has been charged in Los Angeles with rape and other sex crimes, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

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This week’s business round up in brief

first_imgThis week’s business round up in briefOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. • Banking and finance union Unifi has warned that London jobs are underthreat with the merger of Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank, despite claims thatmost of the 1,500 jobs lost will be in Germany. The deal is expected to deliver cost savings of £1.75bn a year by 2003 andthe new business will be called Deutsche Bank. But Unifi spokesman Dai Davieswarned that UK jobs could be threatened because unions were stronger in Germanyand there was no Unifi recognition in either of the London banks.The merger of the two largest listed German banks is the biggest shake-up inthe country’s financial services industry for 50 years. www.thisislondon.com BA chief Ayling steps down after four years• Chief executive of British Airways Bob Ayling announced his resignation onFriday after four years at the helm.Ayling, a former lawyer, said the demands of his four years in charge hadtaken their toll and it was time for a new chief executive to step in.Chairman Lord Marshall will take up the role until a successor is found,with the management team reporting to him. Ayling said he intended to take a break with his family before consideringfuture career options.Shares in the airline rose sharply following the news, with trading up morethan 12 per cent, before easing back. Ft.comTesco staff pensions hit by Budget tax rules • Supermarket chain Tesco’s 170,000 employees will have to to boost theirpension contributions by an extra 0.5 per cent because of changes to tax rulesin the July 1997 Budget. In that Budget pension schemes lost a tax credit awarded on theirinvestments.Employee contributions in the Tesco staff scheme will rise from 3.75 to 4.25per cent. Daily Mail Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Cape May County Politicians Welcome Party Switch by Van Drew

first_imgThe Washington Post reported Saturday that Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew is switching parties.Van Drew, who represents the 2nd District and has been vocal in his opposition to the impeachment of President Donald Trump, is expected to join the Republican Party in days to come, according to the Post report.Van Drew joined Trump for a meeting Friday, at which time the president urged him to join the Republican Party, the paper reported.Several prominent individual Cape May County Republicans said if Van Drew, a conservative in the Democratic Party, makes the switch they would welcome him with open arms.Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton, Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio, Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson, County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti and Cape May County Sheriff Bob Nolan issued a statement in support of Van Drew’s possible change of party.Van Drew is a veteran lawmaker who served in New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate before winning election to Congress last year.“Congressman Van Drew has worked diligently in a bi-partisan way his entire political career as a Mayor, Freeholder, Assemblyman, State Senator and now as a Congressman for the taxpayers and citizens of Cape May County,” the statement reads.“His principled stand against the highly partisan impeachment process by Democrats against President Trump took enormous courage and risk. We will wholeheartedly welcome Congressman Van Drew to our Republican Party should he ultimately decide to become a Republican,” the release states.The potential switch of political parties has angered Democrats, the Washington Post report revealed. In the days ahead, Van Drew’s decision will become clear and the reaction by both parties will be revealed, according to the report.On the night he captured the congressional seat in November 2018, Van Drew criticized Washington’s rancorous partisan politics, suggesting that a resolution should be passed that would require all members of Congress to “behave like normal human beings.” Political insiders say Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew may be going over to the GOP side in days to come. last_img read more

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Briefs

first_imgn Hull-based bakery chain AC Skelton & Sons went into administration on March 27, blaming competition from supermarkets and energy costs. Skelton’s has 43 retail outlets and supplies supermarkets, airlines and food service customers. PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed administrator. No-one was available for comment as British Baker went to press.n Puratos will demonstrate O-tentic, its new ingredient for making sourdoughs. The event, open to all and free to attend, will be held at Mono Equipment in Swansea on 18 and 19 April. Contact Dave Brimley on 07885 967104 for details.n Pub operator Greene King has teamed up with Coffee Republic to trial a number of the coffee shop chain’s formats at pubs in central London.n Food industry employees said career progression is the most important factor in deciding to apply for a job, in the latest survey by IGD’s Leading Edge, a networking forum. Some 45.6% rated career progression as the main reason for applying for jobs.n Warburtons has launched a Strawberry Swirl loaf priced at £1.45. Available from April to September, it has a strawberry and raspberry swirl, with a crustless end.n Bradford-based film packaging supplier National Flexible’s accreditation has been renewed by the BRC.n Falko Burkert’s bakery in Edinburgh won the judges’ best producer award in the Observer Food Monthly Food Awards 2007.last_img read more

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My Morning Jacket & Gary Clark Jr. Perform Thompson’s Point [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images My Morning Jacket is currently on tour with Gary Clark Jr., with their most recent stop in Portland, Maine. Soaring through MMJ originals, Jim James led the band through two Jim James originals “A New Life” and “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.).” Gary Clark Jr. opened the show with his blues rock anthems at Thompson’s Point, completing a great night all around.Photographer  Vince Brazen was on site to capture the magic, which you can enjoy in the gallery below.Setlist: My Morning Jacket | Thompson’s Point | Portland, ME | 7/11/17Set: Golden, A New Life, Circuital, Compound Fracture, Lowdown, I’m Amazed, Mahgeetah, Slow Slow Tune, Lay Low, Spring (Among the Living), In Its Infancy (The Waterfall), Tropics (Erase Traces), Believe (Nobody Knows), Off The Record, State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.), Dondante, Victory DanceE: Worldless Chorus, Evil Urges, Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2, One Big HolidayMy Morning Jacket | Thompson’s Point | Portland, ME | 7/11/17 | Photos by Vince Brazenlast_img read more

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Documentary on Larry Kramer to Coincide with Release of HBO Adaptation of The Normal Heart

first_imgLarry Kramer is set to be the subject of an HBO documentary that will coincide with the debut of the HBO adaptation of his play The Normal Heart. Directed by Jean Carlomusto, the documentary will be an intimate look at the life and work of the acclaimed playwright, novelist and essayist, spotlighting his work as an iconic LGBT rights activist and co-founder of ACT UP, an advocacy group working to improve the lives of people with AIDS. The Normal Heart debuted at the Public Theater on April 21, 1985, starring the late Brad Davis as Ned. It was revived at the Public in April 2004, with Raul Esparza as Ned. The show’s Broadway premiere, starring Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey and Ellen Barkin, opened on April 27, 2011, and won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. HBO’s The Normal Heart, directed by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and written by Kramer, will premiere in May. The cast includes Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Joe Mantello, Denis O’Hare, B.D. Wong and Joel Grey.   Star Files View Comments Alec Baldwin Kramer’s other plays include Sissies’ Scrapbook, Just Say No, The Destiny of Me and A Minor Dark Age. His TV and film credits include the Academy Award-nominated film Women in Love. Kramer’s non-fiction works include Faggots, Reports from the Holocaust: The Story of an AIDS Activist and The Tragedy of Today’s Gays. Jim Parsonslast_img read more

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Italy tops 20GW of installed solar capacity

first_imgItaly tops 20GW of installed solar capacity FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Italy deployed around 436.5 MW of new PV systems last year, according to provisional numbers released by Italian renewable energy association ANIE Rinnovabili and based on data provided from grid operator Terna.Last year’s performance represented 7% growth on 2017, when new additions came in at 409 MW, and took Italy’s cumulative installed PV capacity to 20,084 MW. In 2016 and 2015, new capacity tallied 369 MW and 305 MW, respectively.For four years, the Italian PV market was mainly driven by solar rooftops although the number of projects with more than 1 MW of generation capacity has shown signs of life in 2017 and 2018, with 60 MW and 46.9 MW of new solar parks, respectively.The 389.6 MW balance deployed last year was represented by rooftops with a capacity of up to 1 MW, with residential systems not exceeding 20 kW having the largest share – approximately 218.8 MW – followed by arrays with a power range of 20-100 kW supplying a total capacity of 75.8 MW.According to Italian grid operator Terna, PV systems connected to its network generated 22,887 GWh last year – around 4.7% less than in 2017. PV met around 7.1% of Italian power demand last year. Most demand was covered by thermoelectric power plants that, despite a year-on-year 7.6% drop in electricity generation, accounted for 57.4% of consumption as the nation’s power demand rose 0.4%, from 320,548 GWh in 2017 to 321,910 GWh.More: Italy tops 20 GW of solarlast_img read more

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Colombia Captures ELN Chief Responsible for Kidnapping Canadian and Peruvian Citizens

first_img Through a statement released on their website on May 8, the ELN claimed that Santos’ government “is not making any efforts for the multinational Braewal Mining Corporation to return the four mining titles they took away from the communities in the area of Serranía de San Lucas.” “If the ELN eventually decides to take part (in the peace process) and for us to decide if they can be part of it, they must liberate the kidnapped hostages, especially the Canadian citizen,” Santos said on May 9. “An ELN criminal, aka Mario Solano, has been captured. He is second in command in the ‘Darío Ramírez’ front. He was responsible for the kidnapping of the Peruvian and Canadian citizens in south Bolívar (department),” Santos said. The president did not give any details about how and where the guerrilla was captured. The head of state made this statement to the press in the city of Medellín (400 km northeast of Bogotá), after a security meeting with local authorities. Although the Canadian national is still with the ELN, the guerrillas urged the government to “start an unconditional dialogue between the contending parties to mitigate the impact of war” on July 5, in a message signed by its top leader Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista. The two Peruvian and three Colombian citizens were released on January 18, one month after having been kidnapped in a rural area of Norosí municipality in Bolívar, during a raid perpetrated against multinational Braewal Mining Corporation’s camp. center_img “He directed the operation, but is now in custody,” he added. Colombian authorities captured a chief of the communist insurgency ELN, who was allegedly responsible for the kidnapping of a Canadian natural, two Peruvian and three Colombian citizens in January, President Juan Manuel Santos reported on July 8. Of the five original hostages, 47-year-old Canadian engineer Jernoc Wobert is the only one to remain in captivity under the National Liberation Army (ELN), the country’s second largest guerrilla group, with 2,500 members. President Santos, whose government is holding peace negotiations with the communist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Cuba, has demanded the ELN release Wobert to allow a possible peace talk. By Dialogo July 10, 2013last_img read more

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Flight or fantasy?

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Thinking of going green? These are the energy-efficient homes of 2017

first_imgThe Sociable Weaver won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for this design. Pic supplied by HIA. DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award with this design. Picture supplied by HIA.The house is made from recycled timber, leftover cedar barn doors and feature bluestone panels and has passive solar heating.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoEco-Essence Homes, also from Queensland, won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home for its 8.5 star energy-efficient rated beach house, designed to incorporate passive heating and cooling principles by taking in breezes and natural sunlight. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.Featuring a timeless facade and a 1960s feel, even the house’s low pitched roof imitates the white sails of a yacht.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is full of beautiful timber details, white quartz polished concrete floors and glass walls. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.The award is the highest accolade at the HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards, recognising the best in environmentally-responsible housing. This is what $4.6m will get you The 10 worst postcodes for mortgage stress Parents competing with banks DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award with this design. Picture supplied by HIA.Queensland’s DJG Projects won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home for an impressive off-grid house controlled by smart automation in The Ecovillage at Currumbin sustainable community on the Gold Coast.A photovoltaic system runs the building management system, which offers real time data on energy and water usage. center_img The Sociable Weaver won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for this design. Pic supplied by HIA.HIA managing director Shane Goodwin said the award winners had reached the pinnacle of sustainable building practices and were leading the industry in providing comfortable homes for their clients. “Now more than ever consumers are looking for smarter ways to build and are increasingly seeking energy efficient homes for their comfort and long-term cost savings,” he said. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.And all products were purchased from local manufacturers — minimising transportation and, in turn, carbon emissions. The 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home was awarded to Victorian building company, The Sociable Weaver. DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award for this home. Pic supplied by HIA.CARBON positive, zero waste, passive solar heating, off-grid — welcome to the sustainable homes of 2017.A modern take on the classic beach shack and a recycled timber retreat have taken out two of the nation’s top sustainable housing awards.The eco-friendly designs by two Gold Coast based companies featured in the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian GreenSmart Awards, showcasing the very best of the builders making a difference to the environment.last_img read more

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