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BRUSELAS (AP) — Autoridades de la Unión Europea multaron el martes a la compañía japonesa dueña de la marca Hello Kitty por restringir las ventas internacionales por internet de juguetes, tazas, bolsos y otros productos con la caricatura de la gata.

La comisionada antimonopolio de la UE, Margrethe Vestager, dijo que Sanrio Co. fue sancionada con 6,2 millones de euros (7 millones de dólares) por violar las reglas antimonopolio al prohibir a comerciantes vender mercancía en diferentes países del bloque.

La comisión halló que las prácticas ilegales de Sanrio estuvieron en vigencia por 11 años hasta diciembre pasado.

Las limitadas ventas transfronterizas “llevan a menos opciones y potencialmente precios más elevados para los consumidores y va contra las reglas antimonopolio de la UE”, dijo Vestager.

Las autoridades de la UE lanzaron su investigación en 2017, junto con pesquisas contra Nike y Universal Studios, mientras intensificaban su escrutinio del comercio por internet como parte de los esfuerzos de fomentar un “mercado digital único”.

De momento Sanrio no respondió la petición de comentario.

Creada en 1974, la gatita Helly Kitty se ha convertido en ícono global con fans de todas las edades. Sanrio dice que pueden encontrarse 50.000 productos diferentes de la marca vendidos en 130 países. La compañía también tiene los derechos de otros personajes animados, incluyendo las series “Mr. Men” (“Los Señordones”) y “Little Miss”.

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Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM on August 8, 2019, at the office of The Krog Group, LLC located at 4 Centre Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127, Attention: Mike McGuigan, Project Manager, Tel. 716-667-1234, for the TRICO Redevelopment Project – Core and Shell Package 1 &2 (“Project”). Faxed or emailed bids or bids in any format other than on the Bid Form contained herein may be rejected. Questions during the bidding period must be emailed or faxed toBob Molnar at: rmolnar@kroggrp.com or 716-667-1258 (fax) by August 1, 2019. The Krog Group, LLC will not accept or respond to questions from prospective bidders received orally.

The TRICO Redevelopment – Core and Shell Package 1 & 2 (“Project”) includes:

Previously Bid Contracts:

  • C-101 – Roofing
  • C-102 – Glass & Glazing
  • C-204 – Masonry Restoration
  • C-212- Vertical TransportationCurrent Contracts Bidding:
  • C-202 – Concrete Foundations and Flat Work
  • C-203 – Unit Masonry
  • C-205 – Bridge & Plaza Structural Steel
  • C-206 – Miscellaneous Light Iron
  • C-207 – Hollow Metal Doors, Frames, HardwareFuture Bid Packages:
    • C-201 – Sitework
    • C-208 – Overhead and Coiling Doors
    • C-209 – Exterior Facade at Courtyard
    • C-210 – Plaza Deck Coatings
    • C-213 – Plumbing
    • C-214 – Fire Protection
    • C-215 – HVAC
    • C-216 – ElectricalThe Contract Documents may be obtained at Avalon Document Services and the following websites and/or companies:

Avalon Document Services

http://www.avalonbuff- planroom.com/

741 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 995-7777

Reprocraft Printing Services

136 Broadway Avenue Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 847-6262

The Construction Exchange of Buffalo and WNY, Inc.

Online Plan Room

2660 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14227 (716) 874-3435

Krog Drop Box Link

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jchiqb85jr3oy9l/AACrhhbAIBx95nF60r3ueOjAa?dl=0

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TRICO REDEVELOPMENT

791 Washington St

Buffalo, NY14203

CORE & SHELL – COMBINED BID PACKAGE #1 & #2 May 10, 2019 A|r # 508.01

Complete sets of the Bid Documents may be obtained at the office of Avalon Document Services, 741 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 and Reprocraft Printing Services, 136 Broadway Ave., Buffalo, NY. Bidders are to provide an active email address, street address (no PO Box Numbers), phone number, and contact name. Partial sets or sections of the Contract Documents are not recommended. The failure or omission of any bidder to receive or examine any form, instrument, or document shall in no way relieve any bidder from any obligation in respect to his bid.

A pre-bid conference and walkthrough will be held on July 25, 2019. Time and location to be announced. This conference will be the only scheduled opportunity that prospective bidders will have to visit the facilities. Additional site visits may be scheduled on an as-needed basis with Krog. All pre-bid RFIs must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on August 1, 2019.

Any bidder who is preparing a bid based upon the Contract Documents available at various service agencies, is responsible for obtaining the addenda from the hosting service. Failure of any bidder to receive any such addendum or interpretation shall not relieve any bidder from any obligation under this bid as submitted. All addenda so issued shall become part of the Contract Documents.

WORKFORCE DIVERSITY AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The Krog Group, LLC recognizes the need to take action to ensure that minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE’s), and minority and women employees and principals are given the opportunity to participate. Accordingly, The Krog Group, LLC fosters and promotes the participation of such individuals and business firms. Therefore, all subcontractors and suppliers are expected to comply with the Goals set forth in Section 00 43 31 (“M/WBE Utilization and Workforce Diversity”), and to use good faith efforts to attain the diversity and workforce utilization goals stated therein.

Public Notice (BCC) is seeking subcontractor and supplier proposals for the Statler Envelope Project

Buffalo Construction Consultants (BCC) is seeking subcontractor and supplier proposals for the Statler Envelope Project, located at 107 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202. The project includes replacement of tower roofing, street level façade improvements (GFC Panels), storefront, masonry and window painting/restoration and Marquee Replacement.

NYS and Erie County certified Minority and Women Business Enterprise participation is strongly encouraged.

An optional MWBE meeting may be held at the request of subcontrac- tors at BCC’s office located at 6000 N. Bailey, Suite 2D, Buffalo, NY 14226. Please contact Mike Maglio to schedule a meeting.

Minority Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15% Women Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 10%

Interested contractors should contact Michael Maglio via Email at: mmaglio@buffaloconstruct.com

Robert Kraft solicitation charge puts spotlight on sex trafficking

El gobernador Ricardo Rosselló aprovechó el medio tiempo de la final femenina de la Mundial de la FIFA para posar con el dueño de los Patriots de la NFL, Robert Kraft, quien enfrenta dos cargos por solicitar servicios de prostitución ( Sex Slaves) en un club de Florida.

Las fotos abonan a la controversia que desató el viaje de Rosselló, quien optó por realizarlo en medio del asedio que mantienen las autoridades federales a elementos de su administración por posible corrupción y por el uso de fondos públicos en dos escoltas que le acompañaron.

Rosselló publicó la foto del encuentro en sus redes sociales con el mensaje, en inglés, “¡Medio tiempo con Robert Kraft y la sortija de los Patriots, Campeones del Super Bowl!”. Además, publicó una foto con el jefe de la FIFA, Gianni Infantino, quien fue abucheado en la ceremonia de entrega del trofeo al equipo campeón de Estados Unidos debido a una controversia por la disparidad de la paga que reciben las jugadoras de la liga femenina en contraste con los jugadores masculinos.

En febrero pasado, la policía acusó a Kraft con un delito menor de solicitar servicios de prostitución en el ‘spa’ Orquídeas de Asia, ubicado en un centro comercial en la localidad de Júpiter, Florida. Kraft, de 77 años y cuya fortuna asciende a los $6,000 millones, tiene residencia en West Palm Beach y, de hecho, es un visitante frecuente del ‘resort’ del presidente de Donald Trump, en Florida, Mar-a-Lago, a pesar de que es demócrata.

Kraft se ha declarado inocente y está combatiendo los cargos. La acusación es parte de un esfuerzo de las autoridades locales por investigar y combatir la trata humana, en su modalidad de esclavitud o explotación sexual, que es lo que se alega sufren las empleadas del ‘spa’ que serían inmigrantes sin permisos para permanecer en Estados Unidos.

Las autoridades tienen un video que dicen muestra a Kraft recibiendo los servicios de prostitución junto a otros hombres pero, por ahora, un juez ha determinado que le video no se puede usar en el caso. El video no sería publicado hasta que el caso termine, sea porque la evidencia se presentó a un jurado, se llegó a un acuerdo o se desistió por parte de las autoridades. Los abogados de Kraft no disputan el contenido del video, sino la forma en que se obtuvo y los prejuicios que causaría el publicarlo ahora.

Según alega la Policía, Kraft recibió los servicios entre la noche y la mañana previa al juego el 20 de enero en el que su equipo disputó el título de la Conferencia Americana. Los Pariots vencieron a los Rams este año para conseguir su sexto campeonato de Super Bowl en 18 temporadas. De ser encontrado culpable, enfrenta 100 horas de servicio comunitario, una clase sobre la prostitución y la trata humana y una multa de $5,000.

La dueña del ‘spa’, Hua Zhang, y la gerente, Lei Wang, también están siendo procesadas, pero enfrentan cada una 26 cargos menos graves y uno grave.

Para un reportaje a fondo sobre el caso de Kraft, vea aquí.

(Reuters) – Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker said he does not currently see an “immediate need” to change interest rates, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“There’s no immediate need to move rates in either direction at this point in my view,” the newspaper quoted Harker as saying in an interview on Monday, reiterating his views from earlier this year.

Harker, who does not vote on the Fed’s rate-setting committee this year but participates in its deliberations, said rate cuts would be warranted if the U.S. economy was “weakening substantially” but that he does not see that happening currently.

Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt in New York; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

    PARIS (Reuters) – European regulators have ordered inspections on some older Airbus (AIR.PA) A380 superjumbo airplanes after some cracks were detected in wings on the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) directive, which formalizes an instruction from the manufacturer itself, covers part of the outer wing on the 25 oldest aircraft, which first went into service in 2007 with Singapore Airlines (SIAL.SI).

    Airbus said the safety of the aircraft was not affected.

    “We confirm that small cracks have been found on the outer rear wing spars of early production A380 aircraft. We have identified the issue and designed an inspection and repair scheme.” an Airbus spokesman said.

    The repairs, which must be carried out within 15 years of the initial wing box assembly, can be carried out during scheduled heavy maintenance visits, he added.

    EASA in its directive said the condition, if not detected and corrected, could reduce the structural integrity of the wing.

    Emirates, the world’s largest A380 operator, has started checks on nine of its superjumbos and “so far, there has been nothing untoward in the findings,” a spokeswoman said.

    The Dubai-based carrier has 111 A380s in its fleet.

    Singapore Airlines is to inspect four of its A380s, while Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said its A380s were newer models and not affected.

    In 2012, Airbus was forced to carry out A380 inspections and devise a costly repair program after cracks were found on part of the wings, the world’s largest for a passenger plane.

    Reporting by Tim Hepher and Cyril Altmeyer; additional reporting by Jamie Freed in Singapore & Alexander Cornwell in Dubai Editing by Mark Potter and Louise Heavens

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