Yesterday's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been condemned as an abhorrent act of violence and a strike against freedom of speech and artistic expression. It has also been described as a blow for the animal rights movement.
Masterminded by Slangen + Koenis, this swimming pool complex is the highlight and the heart of the district’s new sports complex in northeast Maastricht, near Geusselt Castle.
Part of an ambitious modernization scheme, the project combines superb architecture with the highest environmental standards, implementing sustainable concepts and using cradle-to-cradle materials. Thanks to triple glazing, solar panels and geothermal energy, the power consumption could be curbed to one third of what one would expect for a building of this size and programmatic nature.
Orange is one of Switzerland’s largest mobile providers, and it is considered a challenger to Swisscom, which dominates the telecommunications market and accounted for about 60 percent of all mobile customers last year. The Apax funds first invested in Orange in 2012.
The company will be acquired by NJJ Capital, an investment vehicle founded by Mr. Niel, the billionaire who is a co-owner of the newspaper Le Monde in addition to having founded Iliad, one of France’s largest mobile providers and a challenger to the country’s larger, more established telecommunications providers.
“Orange Switzerland has been a major and very successful investment for the Apax funds,” Gabriele Cipparrone, a partner at Apax, said in a news release. “We are proud to have been an important part of the company’s development in the last three years.”
Orange of France received net proceeds of 1.83 billion francs when it sold the business in 2012.
The latest transaction is subject to regulatory approval, and it is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.
If you ever doubted that one man's stand against the oil and gas industry can make a difference, consider the case of Michael Bishop. The 65 year old Marine veteran, first year medical student, farmer, and partner in a bio-diesel engineering venture, resides in Douglass, Texas, where he is trying to stop the Keystone XL pipeline by means of multiple lawsuits.
His federal case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won an entry of default because the Corps failed to respond in the time allocated by the court. The lawsuit asserts the Corps granted environmental permits to TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline illegally. It could be a short-lived victory for Bishop.
Listen to Michael Bishop explain his lawsuit against TransCanada:
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The Italian builder, Colombo Boats, is proud to present its latest Colombo 32 Super Indios yacht tender for the newly launched 88m Lurssen motor yacht Quattroelle (Project Bellissimo). The new Colombo 32 Super Indios ...
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