Alteo Limited (ALT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Alteo Limited (ALT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Alteo Limited (ALT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Alteo Limited (ALT.mu) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAlteo Limited is a holding company, which deals in cane farming, sugar milling, sugar refining, energy production, real estate and hospitality in Mauritius and regionally. The company was established in September 2017 and is headquartered in San Pierre, Mauritius. Alteo Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Save this picture!Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos+ 22 Share Portugal Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/499160/the-lifting-house-guedes-cruz-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily The Lifting House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/499160/the-lifting-house-guedes-cruz-arquitectos Clipboard The Lifting House / Guedes Cruz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe Lifting House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeGuedes Cruz ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationCascaisPortugalPublished on May 10, 2014Cite: “The Lifting House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos” 10 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Da Figueira House / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura Brazil 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913543/da-figueira-house-stemmer-rodrigues-arquitetura Clipboard Architects: Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 33Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Area: 726 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Houses Da Figueira House / Stemmer Rodrigues ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveDa Figueira House / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura “COPY” Photographs Year: Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913543/da-figueira-house-stemmer-rodrigues-arquitetura Clipboard Lead Architect: Paulo Henrique Rodrigues, Roberto Stemmer, Ingrid Stemmer Design Team:Francine Azevedo, Renata LuiEngineering:Pedro ChaponLandscape:Susana NedelConsultants:Pedro ChaponCity:Porto AlegreCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiRecommended ProductsPartitionsdormakabaSliding Wall Systems- HSW/FSWPartitionsFlorenseDividing Doors – PrismaDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlinePartitionsBruagRoom Divider – «Noise-Virus-Catcher»Text description provided by the architects. The fig tree represents the starting point for this project, putting it in evidence and respecting its pre-existence on the ground. The roots of the tree were preserved in their entirety, shifting the foundations of the building to the side in a minimal impact area.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe composition of the main facade is a tuning of contrasts between the rigidity of the concrete, the fig tree that gives its name to the house and the great rock that simulates the support of the volume, honouring a strong element of the regional landscape. In contrast to the sturdiness of the upper block, the lightness of the free space at the pedestrian level provides the transparency needed to contemplate the scene.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe facade facing the street serves as a blockade of the south wind. The sunshine and sight are therefore facing the opposite direction, to the north, maximising the contact with the channel water, energy efficiency and privacy. This resulted in a clean facade preserving the integrity of the volume.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe south wind, usually of very low temperatures, is repelled by the frontal facade, increasing the thermal comfort. The north wind is mild and ventilates the inner part of the house. On the ground floor and second floor were installed motorised mobile skylights, which in addition to lighting fulfil the function of exhaustion of hot air on summer days, sucking hot air out of the house and reducing the thermal amplitude.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe upper level concrete block houses the intimate area, which faces integrally to the north. In the lower floor, a longitudinal volume in steel and glass cut the social area towards the water, the great attraction of the place. In this area, the terrace integrates with the dormitories as an atmosphere of family intimacy and relaxation, overlooking the horizon of Porto Alegre. Its outer coating enhances ipe wood. The stones are boulders and their raw shape is original, shaped by nature from natural erosions in explosions of the mining process. They were brought from Mariana Pimentel / RS and the yellowish placement was determinant to contrast with the gray of the concrete.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiProject gallerySee allShow lessLEGO’s Next Architecture Set will be London’s Trafalgar SquareArchitecture NewsArchitect-Designed Light Fixtures at the 2019 Salone del MobileArticles Share CopyHouses•Porto Alegre, Brazil Manufacturers: VEKA, Badenbox, Belas Artes, Scheid CopyAbout this officeStemmer Rodrigues ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPorto AlegreTimișoaraResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on April 11, 2019Cite: “Da Figueira House / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura” [Casa da Figueira / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura] 11 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
19 total views, 1 views today 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 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 | 20 November 2000 | News Seven new top level domain names have been agreed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. When they become available towards the middle of 2001, they should offer greater choice and specificity for companies, charities and individuals wishing to establish an online presence. On the other hand, they will also very likely set off a series of law suits as existing businesses try to secure the new domain names for their own use.Seven new top level domain names have been agreed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. When they become available towards the middle of 2001, they should offer greater choice and specificity for companies, charities and individuals wishing to establish an online presence. On the other hand, they will also very likely set off a series of law suits as existing businesses try to secure the new domain names for their own use.The new suffixes, at least two of which (.coop and .musuem) would appear to be directly relevant to non-profits, are: Advertisement .info (general use) .biz (business) .name (individual use) .pro (professional use) .museum (museums) .coop (business cooperatives) .aero (aviation industry) Find out more from ICANN. Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of charity domain name issues. New domain names agreed read more
Pontin’s chooses Leukaemia Research as charity of the year Graham Parr, Chairman at Pontin’s said: “Families are really important to us as a traditional family holiday and entertainment company so we’re delighted to support Leukaemia Research‘s commitment to keeping more families together through their groundbreaking research”.Pontin’s is taking part in Leukaemia Research’s Big Five-0 Challenge, in which the charity is asking companies to help celebrate its 50th birthday in 2010 by fundraising. The charity’s Chairman of Fundraising, Alastair Campbell, is leading the Big Five-0 Challenge.www.bigfive-0.co.uk Holiday entertainment company Pontin’s has chosen Leukaemia Research as its charity partner for 2010.The company is organising a number of fundraising events throughout the year at its five seaside resorts at Southport, Brean Sands, Camber Sands, Prestatyn and Pakefield. It is also inviting its customers to add a £1 donation when booking their break.The company will also invite a number of families with children affected by leukaemia to its Pre-Christmas Dreamland next month. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 November 2009 | News Tagged with: charity of the year corporate 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. read more
Twitter Harkin says Hogan must pull back on plan to limit Leader companies’ independence By News Highland – April 11, 2014 Google+ Facebook North West MEP Marian Harkin has praised Donegal County Council’s recent deferral of a decision on the make up of the new Local and Community Development Committee pending discussions on the role of Leader groups and other community bodies.Environment Minister Phil Hogan wants to bring the Leader structure under the control of County Managers, arguing it will allow for a more streamlined model of local development.However, Leader companies and local groups argue that their independence has been a vital element of their success, a point mde by representitives of Inishowen Rural Development and DLDC when they met with EU officials in Brussels this weekThat meeting was facilitated by Marian Harkin, who says others should follow Donegal’s lead…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/mharkleader.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleUpdate – Daly in court today charged with Omagh bombing murdersNext articleDerry Judge criticises failure to provide secure beds for young people News Highland WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Pinterest News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week read more
ColumnsUnnao, Shajahanpur, Hathras…Constitutional Courts Forced To Intervene For Proper Probe In UP Rape Cases Manu Sebastian2 Oct 2020 8:43 PMShare This – xThe brazenness displayed by the Uttar Pradesh administration in deflecting the course of investigation in the gangrape and the murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras is unparalleled. The wholly inhuman act of forcible cremation of the dead body of the victim during the wee hours by the police and the district administration, ignoring the objections of her family and without…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe brazenness displayed by the Uttar Pradesh administration in deflecting the course of investigation in the gangrape and the murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras is unparalleled. The wholly inhuman act of forcible cremation of the dead body of the victim during the wee hours by the police and the district administration, ignoring the objections of her family and without even allowing them to perform the last rites, can leave anyone with an ounce of conscience mortified. This was followed by a jaw-dropping claim by a senior official of the UP Police – ADGP (Law and Order) – that no rape occurred in the case as forensic samples did not show the presence of semen traces. This legally untenable attempt to contradict the dying declaration of the victim casts a shadow over the commitment of the police to bring the culprits to law. Amid raging public outrage over the apparent official apathy towards the horrific incidents, the administration has put Hathras under a lockdown, barring the entry of media and political leaders. Seemingly buckling under public pressure, the UP government suspended the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of Hathras on Friday night.ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE – Right behind me is the body of #HathrasCase victim burning. Police barricaded the family inside their home and burnt the body without letting anybody know. When we questioned the police, this is what they did. pic.twitter.com/0VgfQGjjfb— Tanushree Pandey (@TanushreePande) September 29, 2020 The Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) has taken suo moto cognizance of the gangrape and the midnight cremation of her body, saying that the incidents shocked the conscience of the judges.”…we are inclined to examine as to whether there has been gross violation of the fundamental rights of the deceased victim and the family members of the victim; whether the State Authorities have acted oppressively high handedly and illegally to violate such rights”, observed the HC. The Court has summoned the Home Secretary, Director-General of Police, ADGP (Law and Order), District Magistrate of Hathras and S.P of Hathras. The Court has also ordered for protection to be granted to the family members. Although the long date given by the Court for the next hearing – October 12- is a matter of concern especially in the light of reports of officials threatening the family members, the judicial intervention has provided some glimmer of hope for securing justice in the case. This is the third rape case from the State of Uttar Pradesh, in a period stretching over one year, in which a constitutional court is making an intervention to ensure proper probe. Unnao Case Last year, to ensure free and fair trial of cases related to the rape of a minor girl of Unnao in 2017, the Supreme Court made a suo moto intervention to transfer them out of UP to Delhi.The SC intervention came after a horrific incident which happened on July 28, 2019, when a truck rammed into a car in which the Unnao rape- survivor, her lawyer and two of her aunts were traveling near Rae Barelli in UP. Few days before the incident, she had sent a letter to the Chief Justice of India seeking protection stating that her life was in danger. On July 30, the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi took suo moto notice of the letter sent by the Unnao woman. “What is going on in this country?!”, he exclaimed harrowed by the details of the criminal acts executed with a brazen sense of impunity. The Court transferred all cases relating to the Unnao rape, including the case related to the death of the survivor’s father in custody and the truck collision, which was allegedly staged, out of Uttar Pradesh to Delhi.The Court also ordered a compensation of Rupees 25 lakhs to the survivor and arranged for her treatment at AIIMS Delhi. It may be recalled that the prime accused in the case, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a BJP MLA, was arrested only after the Allahabad High Court passed a strongly worded order in April 2018. The HC order came after the 18-year-old survivor, exasperated at the official inaction on her complaint, had tried to immolate herself outside the house of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who handles the home portfolio as well. The FIR was registered after her immolation attempt sparked widespread anger and protest. A day after her desperate protest, her 50-year-old father died custody. He was earlier arrested by the UP police in a petty case after the girl levelled rape allegations against Sengar. While ordering the arrest of Sengar, the High Court slammed the administration for acting under the influence of the accused. “The disturbing feature of the case is that the law and order machinery and the government officials were directly in league and under the influence of Kuldeep Singh. The Doctor did not examine the prosecutrix, nor did the Circle Officer, Shafipur, register the crime, though hand written complaint of the prosecutrix was sent from the office of the Chief Minister. On petty offence, father of prosecutrix was beaten up by the brother, and the goons of Kuldeep Singh and was arrested and in the custody was beaten mercilessly. It further appears that false cases were lodged against the family members. Finally, father of the prosecutrix succumbed to injuries. The prosecutrix unable to face the pressures exercised upon her by Kuldeep Singh, who was having the backing of the law and order machinery of district Unnao, attempted to immolate herself to draw the attention of the society that she needs help and protection of the custodians of law, which was put to the winds at the behest of the accused Kuldeep Singh”, the HC observed. The HC added that the prosecutrix and her family members have been running from “post to pillar but her complaint was not registered, despite approaching the Chief Minister”.Kuldeep Singh Sengar, four-time MLA and BJP leaderWhile transferring the trial of the cases out of Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court fixed a four-month deadline to complete the proceedings. The apex court also asked the CBI to take over from the UP Police the investigation into the road crash. In December 2019, a Delhi court found Kuldeep Singh Sengar guilty of rape and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The proceedings in other cases related to the death of her father and the road crash are progressing. The Trial Court found that she was threatened by Sengar to keep quiet. The Court also recorded that no sooner the incident was reported, a “vicious tirade” against the father and uncle was “orchestrated” by Sengar. “The instant case manifest the multitudes of restrictions and taboos with which women in rural areas are brought up, grow and survive. It epitomizes the fear ingrained in the mind of young girl in the country side or elsewhere against reporting the issues of sexual assault by powerful adults”, the Court observed. The judge added : “In my considered opinion, the investigation has suffered from patriarchal approach or inherent outlook to brush the issues of sexual violence against children under the carpet apart from exhibiting lack of sensitivity and humane approach. It appears that somewhere investigation in the instant case has not been fair qua victim of crime and her family members”.The trial judge had recorded the statement of the survivor at AIIMS hospital, where she was undergoing treatment after the truck collision. Had there been no push from the SC and the HC, this case would have still dragged on, and Sengar would have been roaming around the State with full power.Shajahanpur Case In August last year, a student of LL.M in a college in Shajahanpur in UP uploaded a video in Facebook alleging that former Union Minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand had sexually exploited her multiple times. She was studying in Swami Shukdevanand Law College, of which Chinmayanand was the Director. In the Facebook video, she alleged that Chinmayanad had “destroyed the lives of several girls”. Few days after the video became viral, the student went missing. This aspect was mentioned before the Chief Justice by a group of lawyers led by Advocate Shobha Gupta. Based on that, the Supreme Court took a suo moto case and a bench comprising Justice R Banumathi and A S Bopanna sought response from the UP Government and police. The police traced the student from Jaipur and produced her before the bench. After interacting with the girl in private, the bench observed that “she left Shahjahanpur with three college mates who were also their family friends to protect herself.”On September 2, 2019, the SC ordered the UP Government to constitute a Special Investigation Team headed by a police officer in the rank of Inspector General of Police to be assisted with the Superintendent of Police and a team of police officers to enquire into the grievances and apprehensions raised by the student. The Court also directed the Allahabad High Court to monitor the investigation of the case.Following the SC intervention, Chinmayanand was arrested on September 20. The student was also arrested in a counter-case which was registered on the allegation that she tried to blackmail Chinmayanand on the basis of videos captured by her containing the acts of sexual abuse committed by him. In November 2019, the SIT filed chargesheet in both the cases, following which she was granted bail in December 2019. In February this year, the High Court granted bail to Chinmayanand, with certain unusual observations which have the potential to pre-judge the criminal trial in the sexual exploitation case against him. Justice Rahul Chaturvedi of the High Court observed in the order that case was one of ‘quid pro quo’ and that ‘both used each other’ and that the student was trying to ‘extract more’ from Chinmayanand after enjoying his ‘benevolence’ and ‘patronage’.In the bail order, the HC also directed the transfer of cases from Shajahanpur to Lucknow. The trial court was directed to take up the cases on a priority and deal with them on a day-to-day basis.The Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow was directed to ensure the security and safety of the student, her family members and witnesses during the entire trial period by deputing an officer to the rank of Senior Sub Inspector and armed constables. As in the Unnao case, it needed the intervention of the higher courts for the case against Chinmayanand to witness some action.A similar pattern seems to be repeating in the Hathras case as well. Next Story read more
Fort Worth Police Department(DALLAS) — Witness video showing police in Texas punching and kneeing a man during an arrest last weekend has sparked calls for answers from the local community.Amid the uproar, body camera footage and 911 audio of Saturday’s arrest of Forrest Curry were released by the Fort Worth Police Department on Tuesday.The footage shows police holding down Curry with his face pinned next to the curb. As he asks why he’s being detained, one officer is seen punching him twice while another is shown in the video with his knee in Curry’s stomach.“Why? I didn’t do nothing to ya’ll,” Curry is heard yelling on the body camera footage.“We’re trying to get you help,” an officer replies. Curry had reportedly had a seizure prior to police arriving, according to The Associated Press.In the video, one officer is heard telling Curry he is not under arrest, but another then says “he’s under arrest now.”Police said the video shows how difficult it was to arrest Curry.“The body camera video provides insight into the erratic behavior and active resistance presented by Mr. Curry,” Fort Worth Assistant Police Chief Charles Ramirez said at a press conference on Tuesday. Officers were initially on a call to meet an ambulance but that was changed to a disturbance call when Curry allegedly became combative with Fort Worth Fire Department officials.When the police arrived, fire personnel identified Curry and told the officers that he appeared to be drunk and that he had tried to assault them.It took five officers to safely arrest Curry, officials said.The bystander’s video was originally posted by the Next Generation Action Network (NGAN), a community organization in the Dallas area.NGAN led a rally on Tuesday, speaking out against this incident as well as other instances in which the use of force by Fort Worth police officers have drawn backlash.Emergency medical officials told police that Curry was on K2, or synthetic marijuana, the AP reported.According to the AP, Curry suffered a seizure and collapsed on Saturday before the incident. He woke up disoriented before medical personnel arrived at the scene.Curry was arrested for resisting officers and evading arrest. He was released on bond Monday.Curry’s attorney, Jasmine Crockett, told the AP that Curry’s head was left swollen by the punches. He also underwent brain scans to see if he had a concussion, but those results are not available yet, Crockett said.“Unfortunately, it seems the Fort Worth Police Department has a culture of violating the rights of people of color,” Crockett said in a statement. “We will work tirelessly to determine exactly how this incident occurred and to address it in the most efficient manner possible.”The names of the officers involved have not been released, pending an internal review by the Fort Worth Police Department.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more
Steven Ferdman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The last time we heard Ambra Gutierrez’s voice was on a recording she made at the behest of the New York City Police Department during an encounter with Harvey Weinstein. She had already gone to police alleging that the movie mogul had sexually assaulted her during a meeting.“You sit there and have a drink,” Weinstein appeared to say on a recording obtained by The New Yorker.“I don’t want to,” Gutierrez can be heard replying.“You touched my breast,” she’s heard telling him.“Oh, come on, I’m used to that,” Weinstein allegedly said. That was 2015. Police presented the case to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, which ultimately declined to prosecute.“Our best lawyers looked at the case,” Mr. Vance said, speaking to reporters after an event at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. “I, like they, was very disturbed by the contents of the tape. It’s obviously sickening. But at the end of the day we operate in a courtroom of law, not the court of public opinion, and our sex crime prosecutors made a determination that this was not going to be a provable case.”She spent the last three years in a self-described “exile” but emerged as the #MeToo movement that she helped fuel marks its anniversary.“The #MeToo movement is for changing the future,” Gutierrez told ABC News in an interview. “Telling your story is huge. I admire women who had the strength to do it. But, if you can, you should also go to the police, file a lawsuit, or do anything to help prevent it from happening again to you or someone else.”After her criminal case was rejected, Gutierrez says she retreated to the Philippines to be with family while she battled depression, shame and international smear campaigns. Now 25, the Filipina-Italian model has returned to New York to work on a new Univision podcast, “In Our Words,” which focuses on overcoming adversity. “My name is Ambra Gutierrez and I was sexually assaulted … No one believed me … I couldn’t believe this was happening. I was forced into exile and it forever changed my life. But now, I’m back and stronger than ever,” she introduces herself in the first episode.“I’m trying to give voice to other people, to provide a safe platform. Some of my guests came and spoke about how they were sexually assaulted,” she told ABC News, emphasizing that she also has guests on to talk about the positive changes they made.She cited her interview with American model Sara Ziff, who founded Model Alliance, to promote fair treatment, equal opportunity and more sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Gutierrez’s alleged sexual assault became public almost a year ago when Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker article featured the stories of multiple women accusing then film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment.Farrow’s reporting in the magazine was also supported with the 2015recording obtained from a New York Police Department sting operation involving Weinstein and Gutierrez. It revealed Weinstein admitting to groping the then-22-year-old model, describing it as behavior he is “used to.” Lurid articles about Gutierrez soon appeared in the tabloids, depicting her as a blackmailer and an opportunist.After the D.A.’s office decided not to press charges, Gutierrez “signed a highly restrictive nondisclosure agreement” with Weinstein, including “an affidavit stating that the acts Weinstein admits to in the recording never happened,” in exchange for a payment, according to the New Yorker.Gutierrez, haunted by the tabloid smear campaign, left the country for three years.“I lived in the Philippines and in Italy and decided to come back to New York, my favorite city in the world,” she said.Empowered by Gutierrez as well as even more high-profile accusers, including Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow, women began to speak out publicly about the abuse they say they have personally endured, leading to the attention now being paid to the #MeToo movement.Gutierrez emphasized it is not only the stories of the accusers but also the accused.“I interviewed a male journalist accused of sexual misconduct. He lost his job and his career. His story … has to be heard.“I am on the side of justice,” she said.Though Weinstein now faces criminal charges stemming from allegations by several women, he has pleaded not guilty.Beyond her initial involvement with the Weinstein allegations, Gutierrez is pursuing justice in another matter.Gutierrez was the finalist for the title of Miss Italy and her agent brought her to one of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s infamous “bunga bunga” sex parties. She said she refused to stay and, despite being threatened, escaped and took her friend, another young Italian model, Chiara Danese, with her.Gutierrez later testified against Berlusconi in court, but he was ultimately acquitted. Berlusconi was sent to trial on charges that he paid to have sex with a Moroccan dancer Karima El Mahroug, who allegedly participated in “bunga-bunga” parties when she was underage and was paid for sex.He was convicted in 2013, but won an appeal the next year.El Mahroug admitted in court to receiving payments from Berlusconi, but both denied having sex. Berlusconi has also maintained that the get-togethers were not sex parties, but elegant parties.Even the actor George Clooney was dragged into the trial but he denied having attended any of the alleged sex parties. Unlike Clooney, Gutierrez was vilified by the Italian press and called a liar and an escort. She says her work there helped her battle her depression and her suicidal thoughts.“In the Philippines, what kept me alive was helping charities that helped children, like Humanility. Seeing them have so little and create so much was inspiring,” she said.As a survivor, Gutierrez believes her podcast will inspire men and women to share their stories and bring about societal change.“We should not be scared to share,” Gutierrez said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more
Previous Article Next Article The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has put its weight behindthe push for UK competitiveness with the launch of a new management researchinitiative. Funded by £17m of taxpayers’ money over five years, the Advanced Institutefor Management (AIM) will bring together people from universities, industry andgovernment. It follows the setting up of the Centre for Excellence in Management andLeadership (CEML) by the DTI and the DfEE in 2000 and will take forward some ofCEML’s recommendations. AIM will also address ESRC’s long-standing concernabout the quality of management research in the UK, and concern from theGovernment, CBI and other bodies about the apparent gap in productivity betweenbusinesses based in the UK and those in other countries. AIM is headed by Anne Sigismund Huff, who took up her appointment asdirector in mid-January. Huff’s career includes professorships of strategicmanagement at UCLA, the University of Illinois, the University of Colorado andCranfield School of Management. Her research interests focus on strategicchange, and she is past-president of the Academy of Management, aninternational research-oriented organisation. “The main objective is to have an impact on national competitiveness,but the immediate objective is to improve the nature of research onmanagement,” said Huff. One of her first tasks is to draw up an advisoryboard to help identify a programme of research and development relevant tobusiness needs. Huff’s initial dialogues will involve people from the researchcommunity, business, and government. “AIM will try to draw together activities now occurring in relativeisolation. I’m particularly interested in pulling together company concernswith issues from research. We want to have a set of company partners involvedin specific research on issues they are concerned about.” AIM will have its own website and a series of public forums is planned,drawing on AIM Fellows from the UK and overseas. The first such programmeshould be under way in the next six or seven months. As work progresses, paperpublications will also be produced. Deputy director of research at the ESRC, Adrian Alsop, said: “If theinitiative works well we shall have a more effective, sustainable partnershipbetween the best UK academic researchers on management issues and people inbusiness. There will also be research outcomes in their own right which wewould expect to shed light on issues which are relevant to the productivitygap.” Huff added: “I anticipate that if it is successful, the project willhave a longer presence than its initial five-year horizon. That depends on theresults we can achieve.” By Elaine Essery Management research to boost UK competitivenessOn 1 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. read more