Multiverse Resources Plc (MULTIV.ng) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (formerly Multiverse Resources Plc) is an exploration and mining company in Nigeria licensed to extract zinc, copper, gold, lead, tantalite, tin and barite ores. The company started a granite quarrying operation in 2005 in Ogun State and went from an installed capacity of 600 000 tons per annum to a over 1 millions tons in just over ten years across three locations in Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc has a zinc and lead mine site at Abuni in Awe Local Government Area in Nasarawa State; and is expanding is mining operations to include exploration licenses to cover tin ore, tantalite ore and copper ore. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Heineken Cup: Our predictions for Round 2

first_imgSmarting but still snarling: Leicester Tigers will want to rebound after the loss to Ulster by spanking TrevisoTHE HEINEKEN Cup: there’s nowt like it. Which is the excuse we have been using in the office all week after our terrible predictions for Round 1.We’re back at it, though, with all the conviction of an arachnophobe looking at Australian emigration papers. Here are our Round 2 SuperBru predictions. Bring it on.Saracens v ToulouseOur prediction: Wembley Stadium; stars from around the globe; two teams in black and red (or most likely one in off-grey and aqua blue-ish). Sarries versus Toulouse promises a lot, but of course when two heavy masses collide it can be violent, but rarely the catalyst for lots and lots of exhilarating rugby. Saracens have played more expansively of late, but they are up against a team that won the Most Boring Heineken Cup Final EVER™ in Edinburgh. So there should be lots of rucks, some big hits and a handful of slippery incidents. Saracens by 7.Leicester Tigers v Benetton TrevisoOur prediction: A smarting Tiger sounds like a beast you want to avoid, and even if Treviso ran them close last season this game will be at Welford Road and Leicester will have been made to feel like this is the most important thing in their world right now. Tigers by 15.Cardiff Blues v ToulonOur prediction: You could say that after Toulon scored 51 points last week and Cardiff Blues conceded six tries last week this is a moot point. However, it was in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang that the line “from the ashes of failure grow the roses of success.” We reckon there will be a fight-back in Cardiff. Toulon by 3.Zebre v ConnachtOur prediction: While we are at it with fairytales, how about Zebre winning their first ever Heineken win. Zebre by 3.Leinster v CastresOur prediction: Leinster seem like they can win on the back of muscular running and big competition know-how and while Castres were able to drag a kicking and screaming Saints into the French champions’ rhythm they may not travel quite so well. Leinster by 15.Montpellier v Ulster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Clermont Auvergne v HarlequinsOur prediction: Harlequins are reeling and carrying injuries and Clermont are due a big game after losing to Racing recently. Twice. No more mellow yellow, quite likely. Clermont by 18.center_img Our prediction: Both teams are going well and this me be uncomfortably tight. In France, though, no one can hear you scream (not that Ulster will be screaming, but it sounds nice and anyway, on any given day French clubs can play rugby from another planet). Montpellier by 9.Scarlets v Racing MetroOur prediction: Wouldn’t it be great for rugby if the buccaneer Scarlets romp past the wealthy Parisian outfit. Well, squeaked past at least. Huzzah! Scarlets by 6.Munster v GloucesterOur prediction: Munster have a point to prove at home after losing to lowly Edinburgh; Gloucester have changed 13. This isn’t looking promising for the Shed faithful… Munster by 20.Northampton Saints v OspreysOur prediction: This should be surprisingly tight, with packs slugging it out. Saints by 10.Perpignan v EdinburghOur prediction: Close call in Gloucester last week while Edinburgh were winning. Seems like Edinburgh have a good chance, but their lack of recent winning experience could tell in the last 10 minutes. That and James Hook is scoring points for fun right now. Perpignan by 12.Glasgow Warriors v Exeter ChiefsOur prediction: This. Will. Be. Brutal. If ever there was a game where refcam was wanted, ruck-time while these two trade blows. Glasgow by 2.last_img read more

JPGN House / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287261/jpgn-house-macedo-gomes-sobreira Clipboard “COPY” Brazil 2007 Houses Architects: Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira Area Area of this architecture project Area:  355 m² Area:  355 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287261/jpgn-house-macedo-gomes-sobreira Clipboard CopyHouses•Brasilia, Brazil Save this picture!© Joana França+ 43 Share Year:  JPGN House / Macedo, Gomes & SobreiraSave this projectSaveJPGN House / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira 2007 Year:  Photographs photographs:  Joana FrançaPhotographs:  Joana França, Save this picture!© Joana FrançaText description provided by the architects. The owner of this house, at the South Lake residential district in Brasilia, had grown up on that same street. The window of his bedroom was opened to the view of the Paranoá Lake towards northwest, with the monumental zone of Brasília right at the opposite bank. He had witnessed the evolution of that landscape, and intended to keep living together with it. The house was almost fully elevated on piloti, on the edge of the height allowed by urban regulations, opening the view above the neighbors’ roofs. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaSince they were still a young couple without kids, the basic programme (living-room, office, bedrooms, kitchen, laundry) was distributed only on the upper level, shortening daily circulation – especially when kids are still small. Internal rooms were articulated in a way to allow the view of the landscape, now the main leitmotif of the design, complemented by a panoramic deck freely set over the roof. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe ground level was distributed with small embankments in different levels, in a way to avoid an excessive ceiling height. The garage is on an intermediate level, along with a service area equipped with a freight elevator and an employee bedroom, in a way that it hides the vehicles when seen from the veranda above. A small two-bedroom flat was planned for future occupation of the pilotis, when kids would demand more independence – a plan executed in advance by the owner during the construction, so it would bring more autonomy to the leisure area and allowing the family to have gests. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe structural system, ordered in relatively conventional spams of 5,4m and 6m commanded the design with a strict 60cm modulation to which all the elements and components are adjusted. Flat-beams and waffle slabs made possible a flat-ceiling formal solution, even with the large cantilevers that allow the house to lean towards the landscape. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe living-room, the office, and the master-bedroom – this one with a small terrace – are directly open to the view, as it is indirectly the kitchen – connected to the living-room by sliding panels. The integration between these rooms is also made by a set of continuous cabinets, a stone countertop and horizontal windows – opened to the front street-view. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaIn order to protect the internal rooms from the inclemency of the tropical sun on the northwest façade – the one open to the view – it were used one-meter eaves and a thick sill cladded with marble, ensuring protection during the hottest times of the day. The solution for the strip window was a set of adjustable perforated sun blinds, concealed in an external box completely independent from the glass, and separated from the ceiling slab enough to allow the entrance of the tenuous sunset light – without completely blocking the view of the sky. The 40cm-hight strip along the ceiling slab surrounds the whole elevated volume, bringing to the interior spaces the several nuances of sunlight along the day, making more palpable the passage of time. The recording of time, in another duration, was also determinant on the selection of patinable cladding for the contention walls on the ground level – rough limestone – and for the upper façade – a kind of Brazilian travertine cut in 60cmX15cm plates. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaFollowing the same classic logic, so to say, a free-form Portuguese stone flooring integrates vegetation, internal and external areas on the ground level, while the upper level is floored with simple porcelain, set accordingly to the modulation of the house. Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Trust International Open International Design CompetitionArticlesKeelung Harbor Competition Entry / PAR + SESArticles Share JPGN House / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeMacedo, Gomes & SobreiraOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasiliaMacedoGomes & SobreiraHousesBrazilPublished on October 30, 2012Cite: “JPGN House / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira” 30 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Afonso de Matos House / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos

first_imgCopyAbout this officeMatos Gameiro ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEstremozCasaFG+SGFernando GuerraPortugalPublished on December 19, 2013Cite: “Afonso de Matos House / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos ” [Casa Afonso de Matos / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos ] 19 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 21 Share Stability:PRPC engenheirosWater And Sewerage:Procale – Duarte SerranoElectricity:Procale – Joaquim CorreiaHeat:Natural Works – Guilherme Carrilho da GraçaGeneral Contractor:Edimarante SAArchitect In Charge:Pedro Matos GameiroTeam:Abílio Silva, Bruno Antão, Josué ValenteCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The project site is located west of the town of Estremoz, which is distant about 2 miles, integrating a rural area which consists of properties punctuated by buildings for housing and agricultural support. In the last stretch of the site access, the path is flanked by low dry stone walls just below the ridge line, setting the quota limit of the high ground. The lot, oblong and without geometric order, extends to the east, down to a small valley where runs a seasonal water line and is populated by olive trees. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe house is implanted on a zone where the topography softens, interrupting the dominant descent movement. The location of this plain area is also the point where the view of the castle of Estremoz is more evident and interesting. The castle watchtower is an irresistible reference. Here the density of trees is smaller, if we disregard the lower part of the water line, therefore, this implantation avoids major cuts on a system intended to be preserved.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the arrival, from the public path, the house appears to be embedded, small-scaled, recognizing the presence of the aforementioned stone walls and the sheer size of the path. This access is done between trees and low building. In the opposite elevation, in the East, the house takes its real size, resting on the base that forms the yard and connects to the tank. This process is concluded at an existing rocky outcrop facing the tank. Save this picture!PlanThe cloister is the drawing generator, with which the establishment of the house stabilizes and is formalized, giving it meaning and intentionality. Through it are formally staged transitions, culminating in the mentioned point of view on the Estremoz castle, by the tank. The volumes that orbit the cloister reveal, in their cut boundaries, the fickle topography in which the house is anchored. South from the house center (cloister), a long wall ends in a volume that touches the lot boundary setting a break and creating a shadow that announces the beginning of the access route. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessSix Projects Selected as Public Interest Design Global Award WinnersArchitecture NewsKenneth Frampton wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Lisbon TriennaleArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/459185/afonso-de-matos-house-matos-gameiro-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/459185/afonso-de-matos-house-matos-gameiro-arquitectos Clipboard Afonso de Matos House / Matos Gameiro ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAfonso de Matos House / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos Year:  CopyResidential Architecture, Houses•Portugal ArchDaily Residential Architecture Architects: Matos Gameiro Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Afonso de Matos House / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos Year:  2011 2011 Portugal Projects “COPY”last_img read more

Church of Scotland faces grant-making cutbacks

first_img Howard Lake | 7 May 2001 | News Advertisement Church of Scotland faces grant-making cutbacks 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.  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Church of Scotland’s Board of Social Responsibility may have to reduce its charitable expenditure. The Church of Scotland’s Board of Social Responsibility may have to reduce its charitable expenditure. Read Kirk faced with cutbacks on charitable activities by John Ross at The Scotsman.last_img read more

Norwich Union sponsors National Trust raffles

first_imgNorwich Union sponsors National Trust raffles In 2002, the Members’ Raffle raised £798,789 including donations while the £1 a ticket property raffle generated £356,000. The property raffle is due to close on 10 November 2003 and the members’ raffle on 10 October. Winners will be announced later this year.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 August 2003 | News Norwich Union, the UK’s largest insurer, is sponsoring two raffles by the National Trust this summer, the proceeds of which will go towards National Trust projects throughout England and Wales.The first was the Members’ Raffle, details of which went out with the Trust’s Summer Magazine. The second raffle is open to anyone visiting one of the properties participating in the raffle. Tickets are on sale at these properties, at a cost of £1 per ticket. Last year, properties raising money through the raffles chose their own individual projects to benefit from the income. Advertisementcenter_img 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 Tagged with: Gaminglast_img read more

ABC news anchor and cameraman seriously injured in roadside bombing

first_img Follow the news on Iraq January 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ABC news anchor and cameraman seriously injured in roadside bombing RSF_en Help by sharing this information to go further February 15, 2021 Find out more News News ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and camera operator Doug Vogt were seriously injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq on 29 January 2006, Reuters news agency reported.At the time of the blast, they were traveling with an Iraqi Army unit in an Iraqi vehicle near Taji, near Baghdad, the U.S. television network said in a statement. After the blast, the vehicle came under small arms fire. Receive email alerts Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation News IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa News December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” “Bob and Doug are in serious condition and are being treated at a U.S. military hospital in Iraq,” the network said.Both men have head injuries and are being treated in Iraq.The men were injured by an improvised explosive device, or IED, which are often planted by insurgents on roads to attack U.S. vehicles. Woodruff and Elizabeth Vargas were named by ABC on December 5 as co-anchors to replace the late Peter Jennings on the network’s “World News Tonight.” They started on January 3. December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

When It Comes to Interest Rates, Mind the Curve

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Home / Daily Dose / When It Comes to Interest Rates, Mind the Curve The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Arkansas Economic Development Institute Fed Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve federal reserve bank of st. louis Interest rates inversion James Bullard St. Louis Fed St. Louis fed president yield curve 2017-12-04 David Wharton Tagged with: Arkansas Economic Development Institute Fed Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve federal reserve bank of st. louis Interest rates inversion James Bullard St. Louis Fed St. Louis fed president yield curve in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago With the Fed anticipated to raise interest rates at their upcoming December meeting and throughout 2018, one Fed president is calling for caution. During a presentation to the Arkansas Economic Development Institute on Friday, December 1, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard warned of a possible “inversion” of the yield curve during 2018 if the Fed is not mindful of the relation between short-term interest rates and long-term rates.An inversion of the yield curve can occur when Fed actions push short-term interest rates higher than long-term interest rates. This is traditionally considered a warning sign of economic weakness, although Bullard conceded that the yield curve is “not infallible” when it comes to forecasting economic strength.Regardless, Ballard argued that the Fed should move cautiously when it comes to increasing short-term interest rates, so as to not overtake long-term rates. “The simplest way to avoid yield curve inversion in the near term is for policymakers to be cautious in raising the policy rate,” Bullard said. Calling inversion “”a naturally bearish signal,” Bullard added, “This deserves market and policymaker attention.”The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee voted this past summer to raise interest rates to 1-1.25 percent, the second rate hike of the year. The gradual uptick in interest rates is expected to continue in 2018, although the ongoing shakeup at the Fed makes it an open question. On November 6, President Trump nominated Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen as Fed Chair, and the Senate Banking Committee is scheduled to vote on his nomination on Tuesday, December 5. Last week, President Trump nominated Marvin Goodfriend, a Carnegie Mellon economics professor, for a position in the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.Bullard has served as CEO and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis since 2008, when he succeeded William Poole. His career with the St. Louis Fed stretches back to 1990, when he joined the organization as an economist. He later served as vice president and deputy director of research for monetary analysis. David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe December 4, 2017 1,527 Views When It Comes to Interest Rates, Mind the Curve Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: What the Tax Reform Could Mean for Housing Next: FHFA: House Prices Remain on the Rise Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli denied prison release to research cure for COVID-19

first_imgDanHenson1/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A federal judge has rejected a request from Martin Shkreli, the infamous “Pharma Bro” fraudster, for a compassionate release from prison to work on a cure for coronavirus.U.S. District Court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto issued her ruling on Saturday, siding with federal prosecutors and probation officials who urged her to rebuff the 37-year-old Shkreli’s petition, which they described in court documents as the type of “delusional self-aggrandizing behavior” that got him a lengthy sentence in the first place.“The court does not find that releasing Mr. Shkreli will protect the public, even though Mr. Shkreli seeks to leverage his experience with pharmaceuticals to help develop a cure for COVID-19 that he would purportedly provide at no cost,” Matsumoto wrote.Matsumoto wrote that the probation department was skeptical of Shkreli’s claim that he could develop a cure for COVID-19 that has “so far eluded the best medical and scientific minds in the world working around the clock.”“In any event, Mr. Shkreli’s self-described altruistic intentions do not provide a legal basis to grant his motion,” Matsumoto wrote.Matsumoto is the same Brooklyn, New York, judge who sentenced Shkreli in 2018 to 84 months in prison and made him forfeit more than $7 million after a jury found him guilty on multiple counts of securities fraud. Shkreli has served less than half of his sentence.In his request, Shkreli also argued that he is at a higher risk of contracting the virus because as a child he had asthma, although he presented no documented evidence he still suffers from the respiratory disease.The judge noted that the low-security Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19.Shkreli, according to the judge’s decision, “has not proven himself to be at any increased risk of catching COVID-19 at FCI Allenwood Low.”“Second, [the] defendant has not demonstrated that a current medical condition places him at increased risk for significant complications from the virus,” Matsumoto wrote, adding that Shkreli only suffers from seasonal allergies.In his petition, Shkreli asked to be released to his fiancee’s apartment in New York City, where more than 189,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 15,000 confirmed deaths have been reported.Shkreli initially filed a request for compassionate release in March but was denied by the prison warden. He appealed the decision to the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York.Shkreli, who first became infamous for hiking the price of a lifesaving HIV drug from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill, was indicted along with co-defendant Evan Greebel in 2015 on multiple securities fraud charges linked to health care-heavy hedge funds MSMB Capital Management and MSMB Healthcare Management. A superseding indictment in 2016 charged Shkreli and Greebel with additional fraud charges tied to the biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, Inc.Shkreli and Greebel, prosecutors said, conducted long-running schemes in which they used bogus information that defrauded investors in their hedge funds and looted their biopharmaceutical company of more than $10 million to pay back disgruntled investors. Greebel, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in August 2018 and is now on supervised release.At the time of Shkreli’s sentencing, Matsumoto said the former drug company CEO had minimized his criminal conduct and engaged in an “egregious multitude of lies.”In her decision to deny Shkreli’s compassionate-release request, Matsumoto recalled that Shkreli’s sentence was partly “imposed to afford adequate deterrence to criminal conduct.”“A sentence of 84 months was deemed necessary to reflect the seriousness of the offense, promote respect for the law, and deter future criminal conduct, given the defendant’s disregard for the law,” Masumoto wrote. “Reducing Mr. Shkreli’s sentence by half would not further the goals.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ARIAS, GLORIA

first_imgFuneral services took place Jan. 24 for Gloria Arias, 91, formerly of Union City. She passed away Jan. 21. She was born in Havana, Cuba to Luis and Josefa Maresma. She was the widow of the late Armando Arias; mother of Luis Arias and his wife Victoria; grandmother of Daniel and Luis Jr.; great grandmother of Avery Lynn. Gloria along with her late husband Armando had a dental practice in Union City for many years.Services arranged by the Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.last_img