Twitter Pinterest Fypon Virtual Experience for IBSx 2021 Previous articleTherma-Tru Introduces New Products and Trends at 2021 Virtual Experience for IBSxNext articleBostonGene Announces Publications in Two Scientific Journals in Collaboration with Leading Cancer Institute Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp MAUMEE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– Fypon is proud to announce the 2021 Fypon Virtual Experience, launching Feb. 2, to deliver excitement for its brand and industry-leading innovations, including trends. In conjunction with Fypon’s virtual booth presence at IBSx, the inspirational, interactive learning environment will feature Fypon products in a fully immersive experience. The Fypon Virtual Experience was designed to enhance the brand’s digital presence at IBSx and in support of the NAHB. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005529/en/ The Fypon Virtual Experience features Fypon products in a fully immersive experience. (Photo: Business Wire) “We’re excited to safely connect with our trade partners, in an engaging online environment that showcases our new products,” said Paul Mihm, senior vice president of sales at Fypon. Located within the Therma-Tru Virtual Experience, Fypon’s collection of innovative products and current home aesthetic trends will be available for registered participants to explore. Participants will have 24/7 access to view this content online at their convenience. Get a preview of what’s to come and register in advance for the virtual experience at fypon.com/2021virtualexperience. For media interested in prebooking interviews and guided tours through the virtual environment, contact Kevin Metz at [email protected] Shareable HighlightsFypon will debut the 2021 Fypon Virtual Experience on Feb. 2 to introduce innovative products and trends. Get a preview and register in advance at fypon.com/2021virtualexperience. About Fypon Fypon LLC is the recognized leader in polyurethane product design, innovation and moulding technology. The company is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, and offers a wide selection of architecturally correct styles and designs of moulding and millwork products. For more information, visit www.fypon.com or call 800-446-3040. Fypon is a subsidiary of Therma-Tru and is part of the Doors & Security division of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. FBHS’s operating divisions are Plumbing, Cabinets and Doors & Security. Its trusted brands include Moen, Perrin & Rowe, Riobel, Rohl, Shaws and Victoria + Albert under the Global Plumbing Group (GPG); more than a dozen core brands under MasterBrand Cabinets; Therma-Tru entry door systems; Fiberon composite decking and railing products; and Master Lock and SentrySafe security products under The Master Lock Company. Fortune Brands holds market leadership positions in all of its divisions. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, please visit www.fbhs.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005529/en/ CONTACT: Kevin Metz 312.507.9690 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA OHIO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: Fypon LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 01:22 PM/DISC: 01/29/2021 01:22 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005529/en By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter TAGS Facebook Pinterest
A major operation targeting the Sinaloa Cartel led to nine arrests and the seizure of about USD$100 million by law enforcement authorities in Los Angeles last week. About 1,000 U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agents cooperated in the takedown, according to a statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The effort, focused in Los Angeles’s downtown fashion district, was called “Operation Fashion Police.” The operation targeted an alleged money laundering operation by the Sinaloa Cartel, according to a U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) statement. The Sinaloa Cartel is a Mexican transnational criminal organization which is engaged in international drug trafficking, extortion, human trafficking, kidnapping, and other criminal enterprises, according to statements by the FBI and the DOJ. “These indictments and arrests deal a massive blow to complex trade-based money laundering schemes in general, and will therefore severely impair the ability of drug cartels to realize profits and further entrench themselves in our nation’s socioeconomic fabric,” U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Associate Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam said. Law enforcement agents with the FBI, DEA, the Internal Revenue Service and officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) carried out the operation, according to the DOJ. Operation Fashion Police marks the latest stage in an investigation that began with an earlier drug seizure. Sinaloa Cartel members kidnapped one of their own dealers after U.S. law enforcement seized 100 kilos of cocaine he was supposed to distribute, according to the FBI. After torturing him in Mexico, the kidnappers demanded ransom from the victim’s family to pay down his drug debt. That’s how the FBI learned of the alleged money laundering scheme. The cartel instructed family members to send ransom in payments of USD$100,000 and USD$40,000 to QT Maternity, a business in Los Angeles. QT Fashion allegedly transferred the money to María Ferré S.A. de C.V., a Mexico-based business that collects illicit proceeds for criminal groups, according to a U.S. court indictment filed by federal prosecutors. The scheme used the Black Market Peso Exchange (BMPE), which illegally turns U.S. dollars into Mexico pesos through the sale of legal products, the DOJ alleged in a statement. Drug cartels use drug trafficking money to buy legal goods that are sold in Mexico. The money is returned to the cartels, which use such schemes to avoid moving large amounts of cash from the U.S. to Mexico. Federal law enforcement authorities arrested California residents Andrew Jong Hack Park, 56, of La Cañada Flintridge; Sang Jun Park, 36, of La Crescenta; and José Isabel Gómez Arreola, 49, of downtown Los Angeles for allegedly participating in the money laundering scheme. Federal U.S. law enforcement authorities have issued arrest warrants for three natives of Culiacán in the Mexican state of Sinaloa – Luis Ignacio Orozco Muñoz, 50, Armando Arturo Chávez Gamboa, 43, and Daisy Corrales Estrada, 30. They allegedly engaged in the money laundering scheme on behalf of María Ferré. U.S. federal prosecutors have charged each of the six suspects with conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. If they are convicted on all charges, each would face a statutory maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison. “[The] arrests and searches should send a message to international drug cartels that the FBI and our partners won’t tolerate the exploitation of American businesses for the purposes of illicit financial transactions that fund hostage-taking and the distribution of narcotics,” said Bill L. Lewis, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division. Undercover operation By Dialogo September 17, 2014 International laundering scheme crosses borders U.S. federal law enforcement authorities arrested two men, Xilin Chen, 55 and his son, Chuang Feng Chen, 24 in connection with their activities while running their businesses, Yili Underwear and Gayima Underwear. The Chens allegedly accepted money from an undercover agent posing as a drug trafficker, according to a DOJ statement. Federal prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for Xilin’s 28-year-old daughter, Aixia, who also allegedly participated in the drug trafficking scheme. Four other suspects allegedly laundered drug money through the Pacific Eurotex Corp., according to a DOJ statement. The DOJ identified them as CEO Morad Neman, 54 of Los Angeles; CFO Hersel Neman, 55 of Beverly Hills; and Mehran Khalili, 45, of Beverly Hills and Alma Villalobos, 52, of Arleta, whose roles in the company were not made public. They are charged with conspiracy to launder money and illegally structuring financial transactions. “These arrests and seizures should serve as a sobering warning to companies that seek to bolster their bottom line by doing business with drug traffickers—you will pay a high price for your complicity,” Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations in Los Angeles, said in a prepared statement. “Unscrupulous companies that help cartels cover their financial tracks by laundering their illicit funds are contributing to the devastation wrought by the international drug trade.” First Ezri Second NemanThird ….. comon “persians”. . .not Iranians
Ireland’s pensions regulator has set out clear guidelines for trustee behaviour around risk management, stressing that the proposed list should be viewed as the minimum required of defined benefit funds.The head of the Pensions Authority, Brendan Kennedy, said trustees were faced with “complicated financial responsibilities” and that the guide was meant as a practical guide for the industry.The guidelines set out requirements such as assessing asset value annually and monitoring investment returns and increases in liabilities – insofar as the scheme does not see its liabilities significantly altered before the end of each financial year.Kennedy stressed that all the points highlighted were important to understanding the financial position of individual schemes. “These guidelines are a minimum, and we expect that, in practice, trustees are likely to be doing more,” he said.The guidelines, broken down into categories covering scheme data, governance, regular processes and analysis, called on trustees to assess whether they were taking unnecessary investment risks.It also urged trustees to keep in mind the level of contributions, taken with investment returns, and determine whether these were sufficient to maintain the minimum funding standard over a three-year period.“The funding standard is a statutory measure of solvency whose purpose is to protect members’ benefits,” the guidelines added. “However, it is important to remember it is a minimum standard only.”The draft guidelines – published before the Irish High Court ruled that trustees of the Omega Pharma scheme could call on the sponsor to fund the scheme above and beyond the minimum funding standard (MFS) – highlighted that the MFS was only a benchmark.The Pensions Authority also highlighted the importance of regular impact and risk assessments, while accepting that it was “rarely possible to put a meaningful numerical value on any risk”.The guidance concluded: “It is not possible to generalise about what steps should be taken, but trustees should bear in mind their responsibility to balance the financial interests of all members of the scheme.“Some risks will have different effects on different classes of members. This is a challenge for trustees given their responsibility to balance the interests of all members of the scheme.”The industry has been asked to respond to the guidelines by the end of September.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Pensions Authority’s draft guidelines on financial management of defined benefit schemes
How do you market your property? The major listings portals don’t accept ads from sale-by-owner clients, so you’re limited to the For-Sale-By-Owner websites, which are less well-known. And creating a listing that showcases your property to its best vantage point is a skill. What other marketing channels will you consider? Which are best suited to your property and your target buyer? And how do you intend to get the best value for money with each ad that you buy? Marketing is complicated and often an agent will have a support staff that will help with the marketing decisions. This is a commonly misunderstood part of the property sale process, with many sellers eventually seeking advice and support from an experienced sales agent to find out where their marketing campaign went wrong and why there are no qualified leads. Pricing your home is complicated Finally, there are myriad decisions that an agent will make as part of the process of selling your home. An agent has usually made these same decisions thousands of times before and have a lot of experience in selling properties. They’ll understand the market better than most because that’s where they operate every day. It’s easy to make a mistake when you’re navigating a completely foreign situation. Some people who choose to sell their property themselves will have some experience in selling a property before. Even then, there are risks, because the legislation is likely to have changed, the real estate landscape is different and there are so many more options today than there were even five years ago. Think carefully before you choose to sell your property yourself. If you choose to forego the expertise of an agent, at least make sure you have a legal expert or a legal practitioner on hand who can help with the legal issues. Do you know how to manage the contract part of the process? What happens if your buyer wants to make changes to the contract? Are you familiar with the legislation and do you know enough to navigate the legal issues yourself? You don’t know what you don’t know More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020How much should you list your home for? Price it too low and you’ll miss out on potentially tens of thousands of dollars. Price it too high and it will sit on the market and become stale, with no serious offers being made. It’s hard to get buyers to take a fresh look at a home that has sat on the market for a while, even after a price reduction. Potential buyers may wonder what is wrong with the home, and why it’s still sitting on the market weeks or months later. Negotiating is challenging Worried real estate agent and house for saleWhen you are thinking about selling your home, the idea of paying fees to an agent could seem like a good way to save some money. Many who consider selling their home themselves reason that nobody is more motivated to sell the property than they are! They also suggest that they know the property better than the agent and are the best equipped to answer potential buyers’ questions. So what do you need an agent for? I’m so glad you asked! It’s time consuming Do you back yourself against potentially very skilled negotiators? You never know who your buyer is going to be but if you use an agent, you know that you’ve got someone at the table representing your interests who has likely negotiated many contracts before and potentially negotiated many buyers higher than the point they started at. There are legal risks When you sell your property, you are in charge of everything. That means everything. And even if you’re the kind of person who is really organised, this doesn’t mean you’re the kind of person with plenty of time on your hands to do all the jobs that need doing. The list of tasks is extensive. Marketing
Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.The agreements relate to the realisation of the connection and the transmission of electricity between Vattenfall’s wind farm and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform.Vattenfall won this first subsidy free public tender issued by the Dutch government in March 2018.”This is a big milestone for the project and we’re glad that it is advancing well,” said Gunnar Groebler, Head of BU Wind and member of the EGM of Vattenfall.”Contracts are signed well ahead of the deadline in March this year. We are looking forward to continue our cooperation with TenneT and materialize this project as a big contribution to the Dutch energy transition.”Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore grid comprises two transformer platforms at sea, each with a 700MW capacity, two 220kV alternating current cables per platform, a yet-to-be-constructed onshore substation and an expansion of the existing Maasvlakte onshore high voltage substation where offshore wind power is connected to TenneT’s Randstad 380kV Zuidring.Marco Kuijpers, Senior Manager Offshore Nederland at TenneT: ”This agreement is another fantastic step towards making the Dutch electricity system sustainable. The offshore grid is now really taking shape, first with 1,400 MW in the Borssele wind area, followed by Hollandse Kust Zuid and finally Hollandse Kust Noord in 2023. In the meantime, we’re preparing for the next North Sea projects in consultation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate.”TenneT has been officially designated by the Dutch government as offshore grid operator. TenneT is realising grid connections at sea with a total capacity of at least 3,500MW, in accordance with a standardised concept of 700MW per grid connection. The two connections from the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore grid, which have a joint capacity of 1,400MW, will become operational a year apart, in 2021 and 2022, in accordance with the Energy Agreement.