Richard Cousins @ Compass Group@国連@闇の組織


Brit killed in Sydney seaplane crash alongside his dad and brother was anti-Brexit campaigner
Will Cousins, 25 was one of six people who died in the tragic accident on New Year's Eve

A prominent anti-Brexit campaigner was killed in a seaplane crash in Sydney on New Year's Eve.

Will Cousins, 25 was one of six people who died in the tragic accident, along with his brother Edward and his father Richard.

His father's fiancee Emma Bowden, 48, her 11-year-old daughter Heather, and the 44-year-old Australian pilot Gareth Morgan also perished when the aircraft plunged into the Hawkesbury River shortly after 3pm.

Will was Head of Press for Open Britain, a leading anti-hard Brexit campaign group, backed by a string of MPs including Labour's Chuka Umunna and Ben Bradshaw.

Chuka Harrison Umunna (born 17 October 1978) is a British Labour politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham since 2010 and was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015.[1][2][3][4]Umunna was born in London, England. His father Bennett, of the Nigerian Igbo ethnic group,[5] died in a road accident in Nigeria in 1992.[6] Umunna's mother, Patricia Milmo, a solicitor, is of English-Irish background.[5][7] Umunna's maternal grandparents were Joan Frances (Morley) and Sir Helenus Milmo QC, a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.[8] He is married to Alice Sullivan, an employment lawyer.[9] The couple have one child, born in 2017.[citation needed]

The Nuremberg Trials (German: Die Nürnberger Prozesse) were a series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces under international law and the laws of war after World War II. The trials were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, judicial and economic leadership of Nazi Germany, who planned, carried out, or otherwise participated in the Holocaust and other war crimes. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany, and their decisions marked a turning point between classical and contemporary international law.
The first and best known set of these trials were those of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT). They were described as "the greatest trial in history" by Norman Birkett, one of the British judges who presided over them.[1] Held between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946,[2] the Tribunal was given the task of trying 24 of the most important political and military leaders of the Third Reich – though the proceedings of Martin Bormann was tried in absentia, while another, Robert Ley, committed suicide within a week of the trial's commencement.
Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Hans Krebs and Joseph Goebbels had all committed suicide in the spring of 1945 to avoid capture, though Himmler was captured before his suicide. Krebs and Burgdorf committed suicide two days after Hitler in the same place.[3] Reinhard Heydrich had been assassinated by Czech partisans in 1942, so he was not included. Josef Terboven killed himself with dynamite in Norway in 1945. Adolf Eichmann fled to Argentina to avoid Allied capture, but was captured by Israel's intelligence service the Mossad, convicted of war crimes, and hanged in 1962. Hermann Göring was sentenced to death but committed suicide the night before his execution as a perceived act of defiance against his captors. Miklós Horthy appeared as a witness at the Ministries trial held in Nuremberg in 1948.
This article primarily deals with the first set of trials conducted by the IMT. A second set of trials of lesser war criminals was conducted under Control Council Law No. 10 at the U.S. Nuremberg Military Tribunal (NMT), which included the Doctors' trial and the Judges' Trial.
The typification of the crimes and the constitution of the court represented a juridical advance that would be used afterwards by the United Nations for the development of a specific international jurisprudence in matters of war crime, crimes against humanity, war of aggression, as well as for the creation of the International Criminal Court.

Criticisms of Compass Group

2005 United Nations misconduct incident

ESS became a UN-registered food vendor in 2000 and then went on to win contracts to supply UN peacekeepers operating in Sudan, East Timor, Liberia, Burundi, Eritrea, Lebanon, Cyprus and Syria.[11]
In 2005, subsidiary Eurest Support Services won contracts to provide food to UN peacekeepers in Liberia, valued at $237 million.[11][40][41]
In November 2005, Compass sacked the head of its UK division and two other employees as the investigation continued.[42] Compass said staff members had been dismissed but did not officially say how many.[43]
The investigation was conducted by law firm Freshfields and accountants Ernst & Young and overseen and ultimately by the chairman of Compass’ audit committee, Steve Lucas.[42][43]
The UN suspended Compass in October 2005 after allegations of contract bidding irregularities. It is alleged that ESS may have improperly obtained confidential information concerning a three-year contract to supply food and water to UN peacekeepers in Liberia.[42] ESS's poor performance on a food contract to provide rations to peacekeepers in Burundi was also looked into before it lost the contract.[11]
The scandal broke after former HIC official and former procurement officer Alexander Yakovlev was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and related issues.[44][45] The Russian[11] official Alexander Yakovlev, the UN procurement officer, and Vladimir Kuznetsov, head of the UN Committee for Administrative and Budgetary Issues, were arrested and indicted after taking nearly $1 million[11] in bribes from Compass.[40]
In a separate UN investigation into the oil-for-food program hand found that Yakovlev was guilty of fraudulent conduct. He subsequently pleaded guilty to criminal charges of both wire fraud and money laundering relating to claims he had taken $1m in bribes from companies doing business with the UN.[11]
The rivals firms who made the allegations were Es-Ko and Switzerland's[11] Supreme Foodservice AG[11] in bribes from Compass.[11][40] Officials initiated lawsuits claiming violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, the Sherman Antitrust Act and New York State's Donnelly Act regulating free trade.[46] Federal investigations are underway and the case has been referred to the Serious Fraud Office (UK).[47] The lawsuits are for the two compeditors who are claiming a total of £600m in damages, against Compass in March 2006 alleged that Compass had tried to rig the awarding of UN contracts for United Nations peace keepers across the world, worth in excess of $350m (£188m) world.[11] The long-running dispute is centered on the allegations that five senior executives at a Compass subsidiary, Eurest Support Services (ESS), bribed a UN official to win the contracts.[11]
After its own £5m,[11] three-month internal investigation, Compass had declared it had discovered "serious irregularities" in its UN business, but that these were limited to "only a few individuals" who were dismissed: Peter R. Harris,[11] Andy Seiwert and Doug Kerr.[40] Mr Harris, who by then was the head of the group's British, Middle East and African division at this point.[11] While Compass refused to make public its investigation,[40] CEO Michael Bailey stepped down in June 2006. The subsidiary Eurest Support Services was soon restructured and reformed along a new business model.[42]
The corruption allegations were also referred to the UK's Serious Fraud Office[42] a criminal investigation by US federal prosecutors[11] and wider investigations into UN procurement by both the Southern District Court of New York, the US Congress and the UN.[43] Compass had agreed by October 2006 to pay to up to £40m to settle 2 lawsuits brought against it for allegedly bribing a UN official to win catering contracts.[11] Compass Group did not admit any legal liability and paid a confidential settlement in the region of £40m.[11]
The chief executive of Compass Group, Richard Cousins, was quoted as saying: "We believe it is in the best interests of the business and shareholders, and good management, to avoid the uncertainties and costs associated with prolonged litigation. My focus is on the future and this settlement is a major step in putting the matter behind us."[11]

Canadian Prisons

The supplier of food to seven of Ontario's correctional facilities, Eurest Dining Services, informed the Halton Regional Health Department that some samples taken during routine surveillance had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes on 21 November 2008. Dr. David Williams, Ontario's acting chief medical officer of health later commented on the issue.[10][30][30][31]

New York Schools

Compass USA settled for $18 million on its overcharging on school meals in 2016.[48][49]

February 2013 horse meat scandal

On 7 February 2013, it was revealed by the Food Standards Agency that the Findus beef lasagne range in the UK, France and Sweden and the shepherd's pie and moussaka ranges in France contained horse meat without proper declaration or official scrutiny.[50][51] Findus, Compass Group, Whitbread, Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn were indicted for illegally selling concealed horse meat in food products.[52] Compass Group had sold it to 47 Lancashire schools and a "small number" of schools in northern Ireland.[52]
In a public letter later that day, 11 firms, including Tesco and Asda, said they shared shoppers' "anger and outrage".[53] Whitbread vowed to remedy the unacceptable situation on 26 February 2013.[54] The Food Standards Agency's (FSA) chief executive, Catherine Brown also said "it is unlikely we will ever know" how many unwittingly ate horsemeat.[55]

April 2015 Exploiting US Senate kitchen staff

On 22 April 2015 the Compass Group was accused of underpaying their employees in the US Senate's kitchen.[56]

Southern DHB

In 2016, the Southern DHB (District Health Board) in New Zealand received numerous complaints about the quality of the food being served at Dunedin Hospital,[57] where a 15-year contract was controversially awarded to Compass Group in 2015,[58] replacing the hospital's local kitchen in an effort to keep costs down.

CEO Richard Cousins death

On December 31, 2017, CEO of the company at the time Richard Cousins was killed in a seaplane accident at Cottage Point near the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney, Australia, along with four of his close family members and the plane’s pilot.[59] The aircraft was a six-place de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver seaplane.[60]


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