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  • More FIU bridge contractors settle collapse lawsuits

    07/20/2019 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Construction Dive ^ | July 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Six more contractors and designers have settled lawsuits for undisclosed amounts with victims' families and the survivors of the March 15, 2018, pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, the Miami Herald reported. Among the companies that settled is FIGG Bridge Group, which designed the pedestrian span. The other five companies are Bolton Perez & Associates; Corradino Group; A&P Consulting Transportation Engineers Corp.; RLT Engineering Services LLC; and Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc. There are more than 20 defendants being sued in civil lawsuits in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for their alleged roles in the collapse. The...
  • Shop at the airport Duty Free? You may be supporting Israeli settlements in Palestine

    07/01/2019 4:23:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | July 1, 2019 | URI BLAU and JOSEF FEDERMAN
    When travelers shop at dozens of duty free stores at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or a box of chocolates. The Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous and sometimes controversial philanthropic empire in Israel that runs through the corridors of power and stretches deep into the occupied West Bank.
  • Clergy sex abuse has cost Catholic Church $3 billion in settlements

    03/13/2019 12:23:01 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Clergy sex abuse of children has rocked the Catholic Church not only in terms of trust and reputation, but also financially, to the tune of more than $3 billion, according to National Public Radio. The multibillion-dollar expense has gone to settlements in response to lawsuits filed by people abused by clergy, reports NPR. Nearly 20 Catholic dioceses and religious orders have filed for bankruptcy because of the scandals. An attorney whose firm represented abuse victims said that the money the church has paid because of the crisis is part of justice for those who suffered, though it hardly compensates for...
  • Airbnb to take rentals in Israeli West Bank settlements off website

    11/19/2018 7:54:36 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 19 Nov 2018 18.56 GMT | Oliver Holmes
    Airbnb has said it will remove from its website all properties in Israeli settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, after years of accusations that the company was benefitting from rentals in the illegal outposts.
  • [flashback] Clinton Settles Jones Lawsuit With a Check for $850,000

    08/22/2018 7:06:07 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 30 replies
    New York times ^ | 1999 | By NEIL A. LEWIS
    Just as the Senate is about to begin President Clinton's impeachment trial in earnest, Mr. Clinton sent $850,000 to Paula Corbin Jones today to settle the sexual misconduct lawsuit that started it all. Clinton Administration officials said a check for $850,000, the amount agreed to in November to settle the case, was being sent by overnight mail to Ms. Jones and her lawyers.
  • Judge sets hearing in Flynn case

    07/02/2018 6:33:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 07/02/2018 04:56 PM EDT | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The hearing would be the former Trump national security adviser's first court appearance since pleading guilty more than seven months ago. A pair of legal filings suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller's office is almost-but-not-quite ready to set a sentencing date for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn have prompted a federal judge to order Flynn and lawyers for both sides to make an unexpected trip to court next week. than seven months ago. The hearing set for next Tuesday would be the first court appearance for Flynn since last December, when the former Defense Intelligence Agency chief appeared...
  • Attorney General Opens Investigation: Obama/Holder/Lynch $6 Bil. Cash-in on Taxpayers

    04/23/2018 6:05:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Elder Patriot – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally announced an investigation into the use of federal money to fund radical leftwing advocacy groups. In making the announcement Sessions cited that at least six billion dollars was funneled into what was essentially a slush fund for Obama’s army of street activists. It’s almost a certainty that that amount is going grow significantly. The groups receiving the money included La Raza (now UnidosUS), NeighborWorks America, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Operation Hope, Black Lives Matter, and a spin-off of Acorn The Mutual Housing Association of New York, among numerous other extremist groups....
  • Obama Gets It Wrong on Israeli ‘Settlement’ AGAIN

    02/01/2018 1:47:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/18 | Sean Durns
    In remarks made before New York City’s Temple Emanu-El on Jan. 24, 2018, former President Barack Obama defended his administration’s decision not to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 2334, which asserted that Israeli settlements have “no legal validity,” violate “international law” and are a “major obstacle” to achieving a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama told the audience that he allowed UNSC 2334 to pass because “the pace of [Israeli] settlement construction skyrocketed making it almost impossible to make any kind of Palestinian state.”To be “a true friend of Israel, it is important to be honest about it, and the politics...
  • CULTURAL PRISM: The occupied territories

    01/08/2018 5:04:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/04/2018 | REUVEN BEN-SHALOM
    The entire Middle East is torn by sectarian animosity and violence, yet the relatively calm territorial dispute with the Palestinians is made into a key issue. ‘Welcome to a settlement,” I announced, at an elevated observation point in the redroofed community of Tzufim. Having left Route 6, one of Israel’s major highways, only minutes earlier, and having crossed no physical barrier, this came as a surprise. “I thought settlements were shabby caravans in remote, illegal outposts,” someone commented. The term “settlement” is commonly used to describe Jewish presence in what the international community considers “occupied” territories. Scores of neighborhoods, villages...
  • REPORTER: ‘Mark My Words, The House is Going To Be Rocked in The Coming 72 Hours’

    12/16/2017 12:17:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 119 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 16, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Capitol Hill is on pins and needles amid a deluge of sexual harassment allegations. According to the Daily Caller‘s Luke Rosiak, one of the leading journalists investigating the Awan brothers’ scandal, things are about to take yet another dark turn. “Congress’ human resources scandal is just getting started. I anticipate we will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment and secret settlements, and soon,” tweeted Luke Rosiak. Luke Rosiak ✔ @lukerosiak Congress' human resources scandal is just getting started. I anticipate we will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment...
  • How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

    10/29/2017 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Elise Viebeck
    Briony Whitehouse was a 19-year-old intern in 2003 when she boarded an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building with a Republican senator who, she said, groped her until the doors reopened. She never reported the incident to her bosses for fear of jeopardizing her career. But she recently tweeted about her experience on Twitter as part of the #MeToo campaign, a social-media phenomenon that has aired thousands of complaints about sexual harassment. Some of the accounts have called out by name Hollywood moguls, media stars, even a former U.S. president. Other women such as Whitehouse have stopped short of...
  • PA Politician: There Are Settlers in the White House

    04/17/2017 4:29:31 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/16/17 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, said on Saturday night that the White House is now dominated by right-wing pro-Israelis. It should be noted that she intended this to be a negative comment on the new administration Ynet, a Hebrew language Israeli news service, reported that Ashrawi bemoaned the right-wing, pro-Israel stance of President Trump’s administration. “We used to say there were settlers in the Israeli coalition borne of the far right that detests Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. But today we say there are settlers inside the White House,” she said. “The administration has adopted the extreme...
  • The Latest: Attorney calls for investigation of Fox News

    04/03/2017 8:24:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Wires (Breitbart) ^ | April 3, 2017 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on sexual harassment allegations at Fox News (all times local): An attorney for a former Fox News contributor is calling for an independent investigation of sexual harassment allegations against host Bill O’Reilly. Lisa Bloom represents Wendy Walsh, a former Fox News contributor who says she lost a segment on “The O’Reilly Factor” after she refused to go to O’Reilly’s bedroom following a 2013 dinner in Los Angeles.
  • UN: Israel didn't comply with UN call to stop settlements

    03/25/2017 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2017 2:02 AM EDT
    Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead authorized “a high rate” of settlement expansions in violation of international law, the United Nations said Friday. U.N. envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the council the large number of settlement announcements and legislation action by Israel indicate “a clear intent to continue expanding the settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory.” […] Mladenov, the U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, reiterated that the United Nations “considers all settlement activities to be illegal under...
  • Hollywood savant demands: Divide Jerusalem, end 'occupation' [Richard Gere]

    03/07/2017 8:44:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 03/07/17 12:29 | David Rosenberg
    Hollywood A-lister Richard Gere, who portrayed King David in the eponymously titled 1985 film and is perhaps best remembered for his lead roles in An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride, is set to land in Israel later on Tuesday. But while the actor’s past visits to the Jewish state received warm welcomes, Gere, whose expertise and qualifications justifying his telling Israel what to do consist of his being a movie actor, may be greeted by a far chillier reception, following political comments made on the eve of his trip. Gere’s visit, planned ostensibly for the premiere...
  • Obama names aide Ben Rhodes to Holocaust Memorial Council

    01/19/2017 11:10:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 17, 2017, 8:32 pm | Eric Cortellessa
    Wiith three days left in his presidency, Barack Obama made his final appointments to administration positions, including adding 10 members to the Holocaust Memorial Council. Most notable on that list is Ben Rhodes, a long-time Obama aide and speechwriter who managed the White House messaging on selling the Iran deal and explaining the US decision to abstain on a United Nations Security Council resolution last month that condemned Israeli settlements as illegal. Rhodes, whose official title is deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, was a source of controversy after a New York Times Magazine profile portrayed him as bragging...
  • Trump to Netanyahu ‘I’d Like to See You Hold Back on Settlements a Little Bit’

    02/15/2017 11:27:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/15/2017 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    President Donald Trump said he would support the peace agreement Israel and Palestinians "like the best" in a joint press conference during which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed against Palestinian efforts to reach a deal. "I'm looking at two state and one state. And I like the one that both parties like," Trump said when asked about a peace agreement. Trump's meeting with Netanyahu on Wednesday was an initial test of Trump's campaign pledge to go further than President Obama in strengthening the relationship with Israel. By the end of Obama's tenure in office, his relationship with Netanyahu was...
  • TRUMP WARNS ISRAEL: STOP ANNOUNCING NEW SETTLEMENTS

    02/02/2017 2:08:17 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 66 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 02/02/2017 | Michael Wilner
    e warned Israel on Thursday - in a surprising statement - to cease settlement announcements that are "unilateral" and "undermining" of President Donald Trump's effort to forge Middle East peace, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post. For the first time, the administration confirmed that Trump is committed to a comprehensive two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict negotiated between the parties. The official told the Post that the White House was not consulted on Israel's unprecedented announcement of 5,500 new settlement housing units over the course of his first two weeks in office. "As President Trump has made...
  • Canadian school bans Israelis because of 'settlements'

    01/31/2017 8:39:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 02/01/17 04:16 | Elad Benari
    A trade school in Canada which banned Israeli applicants due to Israel’s alleged “illegal settlement activity” rescinded the ban on Tuesday following an intervention by B’nai Brith Canada and members of the Canadian Jewish community. Stav Daron, an Israeli engineering student and amateur carpenter, had hoped to take a course at the Island School of Building Arts (ISBA), located on Gabriola Island in the province of British Columbia. However, when he tried to confirm his registration in January, he was told via email that, “Due to the conflict and illegal settlement activity in the region, we are not accepting applications...
  • Erekat 'shocked' at Trump's silence on Israeli construction [PLO secretary general]

    01/26/2017 5:21:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 01/26/17 03:09 | Elad Benari
    Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat on Wednesday said he was “shocked” by the White House’s silence on Israel’s construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, and called on President Donald Trump’s administration to clarify its policy. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announced the approval of 2,500 housing units in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, in order to accommodate the housing needs of the residents and to return their daily routine to normal. The announcement followed the approval earlier this week of 566 new housing units in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Ramat...