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M.S.Swaminathan Bay News Network, Visakhapatnam: The following is the speech given by Prof M S Swaminathan, FRS UNESCO Chair in Ecotechnology on the occasion of 32nd Foundation Day of GITAM University. I am happy to be here on a day this young and dynamic University is celebrating its Foundation Day. Within a short span of time, GITAM University has become one of our most eminent Centres of Education and Research. I complement the University on its vision 2020. We have recently had a UN Conference on Environment and Development at Rio de Janeiro. Green economy has been defined as one that results in improved human well being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The Do Ecology approach is particularly needed in the areas of food and water security. 2012 marks a historic transition in India from a ship to mouth existence to conferring the legal right to food based on homegrown food grains. Ice maidens. A feeble voice, from a certain mountain peak 8, 848 metres high, squawked through the walkie-talkie : "Sir, we have done it.
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This post is about the financial and legal problems of some of the town's seasonal residents, not the fire. Summer is in full throttle in Northeast Harbor. The sidewalks are crowded, the boutiques are buzzing and there is barely a parking space to be found - but that doesn't mean that the legal troubles for a few members of the town's seasonal monied elite have been put on hold. Here’s the latest calamity to strike Greenwich.
Is Greenwich Round Up blogger Brian Harod still a Greenwich resident?
Who cares? Well, certain Byram residents who are members of the RTM along with Harod do, and they say he’s moved from town and is no longer eligible to serve on that august body. Harod says he’s staying up at Purdy’s Farm, which is very much part of Greenwich, but, having suffered through a few terms on the RTM myself, I’d think Harod would welcome an opportunity to move his household belongings a few yards over the border and become a free man. or Brian could move in with Jerry Poricelli over in Stamford and agitate for voting rights from there. Bourke found guilty. Palm Beach North — Archive — BDN Maine archive — BDN Maine. StAR - Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative - Corruption Cases - Oily Rock Group Ltd. Jurisdiction of CV Incorporation / Formation: Jurisdiction of CV Incorporation / Formation (State / Province): Legal Owner (LO): Viktor Kozeny and Frederic Bourke.
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October 15, 2013. Another U.S. Whistleblower Jailed? Investor Jailed After Exposing Corrupt Azerbaijani Oil Deal 1/3. - In a Democracy Now exclusive, we look at the case of multi-millionaire American businessman and philanthropist Rick Bourke, who blew the whistle on a fraudulent scheme by international criminals to gain control of the oil riches of the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan -- only to end up as the only person sent to jail by federal prosecutors in the massive conspiracy.
Since May, Bourke has been held in a federal prison, serving a term of one year and one day for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for alleged knowledge of the bribery that allegedly took place in 1998. Watch this full report uninterrupted at. Democracy Now! 2013-10-15 Tuesday. In a Democracy Now!
Exclusive, we look at the case of multimillionaire American businessman and philanthropist Rick Bourke, who blew the whistle on a fraudulent scheme by international criminals to gain control of the oil riches of the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan — only to end up as the only person sent to jail by federal prosecutors in the massive conspiracy. Bourke completes sentence, is released from prison. Image courtesy of the Federal Bureau of PrisonsFrederic Bourke served nearly a year as an inmate of Englewood Camp, a 165-bed minimum-security prison in the southwest suburbs of Denver, Colorado.
He walked free on March 21. Bourke, 67, was convicted in 2009 of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and lying to FBI agents. His multiple appeals failed and in April 2013 the Supreme Court refused to review his case. Bourke co-founded the Dooney & Bourke luxury handbag brand. He was convicted by a federal jury in New York City of joining Viktor Kozeny's conspiracy to bribe officials in Azerbaijan. The DOJ said Bourke invested in Kozeny's scheme despite knowing -- or consciously disregarding -- the risks that bribes could change hands.
Richard L. Amy Goodman: Oil, Azerbaijan and the Strange Case of Rick Bourke. Oil is the source of so much pain in the world. Around the globe, wherever oil is extracted, people suffer a constellation of injuries, from coups and dictatorship to pollution, displacement and death. Pipelines leak, refineries explode, tankers break up and deep-sea drill rigs explode. The thirst for oil disrupts democracies and the climate. Bourke to Report to Prison 15 Years After Oil Deal Soured. May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Frederic Bourke, co-founder of the luxury-handbag maker Dooney & Bourke, is set to enter prison this week for conspiring 15 years ago in what prosecutors called “one of the most audacious” bribery schemes ever attempted in the former Soviet Union. Bourke, 67, by court order must begin serving his one-year sentence by May 10. The judge recommended he be sent to a minimum-security camp in suburban Denver.
Bourke was convicted of a bribery conspiracy in 2009 in New York for investing $8 million in 1998 in a corrupt deal to seize control of the state oil company in Azerbaijan. The U.S. Justice Department considers his case one of its top victories under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which outlaws bribes outside the U.S. by those doing business in the U.S.
Frederic Bourke, Handbag Maker, Found Guilty in Bribery Case. Connecticut Investor Frederic Bourke Sentenced to Prison for Scheme to Bribe Government Officials in Azerbaijan. Frederic A. Bourke Jr., of Greenwich, Conn., was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to one year and one day in prison. Following a six-week trial, Bourke, 63, was found guilty on July 10, 2009, of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related prohibitions, and of making false statements to the FBI. The FCPA makes it a crime to pay or offer to pay foreign government officials in order to obtain or retain business. In addition to the prison term, U.S. According to evidence presented at trial, Bourke participated in a scheme to bribe senior government officials in Azerbaijan with several hundred million dollars in shares of stock, cash and other gifts, to ensure that those officials would privatize the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) in a rigged auction that only Bourke, fugitive Czech investor Viktor Kozeny and members of their investment consortium could win, to their massive profit.
The Lancastrian Succession after 1471. A consequence of the first half of the Wars of the Roses, or Wars of the Cousins to give its contemporary term, is that Henry Tudor was recognised as an heir of the House of Lancaster after 1471 and was able to use such an acknowledgement to help propel himself onto the throne in 1485. It is often recorded that his hereditary claim was so weak that he astutely claimed his crown through an act of conquest, ensuring he was crowned in Westminster Abbey before parliament convened and before his marriage to Elizabeth of York who was considered to hold a greater claim on behalf of her father Edward IV.
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