Juerg Buergin only pays of age women for sex, ergo that girl took advantage of him, says lawyer. Read more »
Have you ever had construction going on nearby your home? Was it loud? Annoying? Did keep it keep you up in the middle of the night? Did you seriously consider opening your window and screaming “Hey! Shut the hell up down there!” or even confronting the people making all that racket face to face? Olivier Desbarres can relate. Or at least he can half relate. Because while most of you were probably talked out of making some sort of scene, either by your significant other or your own impulse control, on October 20th Desbarres decided to go in another direction, the one that involved introducing himself to the construction workers building a house near his own by screaming, “I’m gonna go after you, I will haunt you, I’m gonna burn your fucking house down, I will find your fucking family,” a task he noted would be fairly simple and straightforward (“I can find [them] very easily,” he explained, “I’m a man with resources”), in case there were doubts (a fairly reasonable concern, as there are a lot of people in Singapore and how were these guys supposed to know he had an army of Barclays researchers at his disposal?).
Still worried that the group wasn’t taking his threats seriously on account of the casual look he was sporting that morning– shorts and sandals– Desbarres then picked up some sheet metal and launched it in their direction, presumably to demonstrate he meant business.* Although that would have been a good time to make his exit, at that point Desbarres noticed that one of the men had been recording him without his consent, leading to: Read more »
One point for the CFA track.
From: Student Council – Social Reps
Subject: Campus Exchange – Update on Restrictions
As some of you are aware, the MBA office has decided to put in place certain restrictions on the campus exchange.
Since the beginning of this year, and particularly in January/February, some students have behaved in an unacceptable manner, usually involving irresponsible alcohol consumption, raucous behaviour and partial nudity on and off campus. This has coincided with executive programmes and careers events and has placed INSEAD in a negative light with many visitors. The Social Reps uphold the “Work Hard, Play Hard” ethic at INSEAD, after all we basically invented the notion, but we have to agree with the MBA office that some recent behaviour is beyond reasonable and may adversely affect us all.
Tax cheats are fast running out of tax shelters. The latest to submit to international standards are Singapore and Liechtenstein.
The former was removed from the OECD’s “grey” list on Wednesday and the latter today, after it signed its 12th bilateral information-sharing agreement with (ugh) the French. The city-state sought to reassure the many tax-evaders who have brought their money to its spit-and-gum-free shores, but methinks they doth protest too much.