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Chris McGrath/Getty ImagesBEIRUT—Sitting in a one-room basement apartment in this city’s Fassouh neighborhood, Waad Hariri explains how her family lost their home following the catastrophic port explosion last year.As her three young children run circles around her, and her husband sits calmly by her side, Hariri told The Daily Beast they had watched their three-bedroom home in the underprivileged neighborhood of Karantina be renovated following the blast, only for them to be evicted by the owner before it was completed.“I was shocked, tired, and still suffering from the explosion. My mental state wasn’t stable. I have children and at the same time he was telling me to leave,” Hariri said, speaking hurriedly without skipping any details.As NGOs and grassroots community collectives rushed to renovate some 70,000 homes that were damaged or destroyed in the Aug. 4 Beirut Port explosion—caused by the ignition of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse since 2013—some building owners saw it as a way to capitalize on their generosity.Beirut Ignored Public Warning There Was a Russian ‘Bomb’ at the PortNadine Bekdache has been documenting eviction cases in Beirut since 2014 as part of a project called Housing Monitor, created by the design studio Public Works. Bekdache told The Daily Beast that threats and evictions have been on the rise since the explosion.“Threats of eviction on these neighborhoods have been happening before the blast, [but] what becomes traumatic is when your house exploded and then you’re faced with eviction,” Bekdache said.She said the real-estate market had been pushing for these inner-city areas to be developed and gentrified long before the port explosion.“So the blast becomes an opportunity for these forces; any landlord that wants to get rid of their tenants can use the reason that the buildings are too damaged to live in,” said Bekdache.After shocking videos of the blast raced around the world, individuals and governments were moved to try and help rebuild the battered city. In the absence of a reliable Lebanese government response, coupled with the public’s distrust in their management of money, online donation portals were launched in order to funnel in donations from overseas.Impact Lebanon, for example, raised $9 million and vetted the NGOs on the ground that the money would be channeled to. Other smaller initiatives raised over $100,000 collectively, while world powers pledged $300 million in emergency aid.Some of that money went to multiple NGOs that worked tirelessly on the ground following the blast to repair houses and make homes livable again, such as the local Offre Joie and the international humanitarian organization Medair, though the majority of renovations came from independent volunteers in Beirut who crowdfunded donations.These NGOs have done a wonderful, much-needed job in helping to repair the homes of people who could never have afforded to make their homes safe themselves.Unfortunately, that generosity has had some unintended consequences.Hariri, 29, had been living in Karantina since she married her husband, Ra’ad, in 2012 and moved into the home he had been renting since coming to Lebanon from Dara’a in Syria’s south in 2006.The Beirut explosion rocked their house while they were having dinner, blowing out all the doors and windows, destroying all of their belongings, and sending the family flying across the room.“Of all the things we experienced in Syria, it was nothing like this,” Hariri said. Ra’ad Hariri and his two sons sit in their one room apartment they have rented since being evicted from their house in Karantina following renovations after the Port explosion. Tessa Fox for The Daily Beast Hariri said after the explosion many NGOs came to survey the house and began to renovate the doors and windows.“The owner started coming to check up on the house and the renovation, and eventually he said, ‘This month, I don’t want rent, but you have to vacate,’” Hariri said, adding it was only one month after the explosion.The family refused to leave until the owner started getting aggressive, threatening and repeatedly creating a scene in the neighborhood.“The wife of the landlord was telling us, ‘If you have a lawyer, I have a thousand lawyers; if you want to come and fight, I’ll fight back,’ Hariri said.It is illegal in Lebanon to evict people without a court order, and since the first coronavirus lockdown in Beirut at the beginning of 2020, there was a law passed to suspend all judicial proceedings until the end of the year, making it impossible for owners to get one.Still, evictions have been ongoing; Housing Monitor recorded 58 cases of threatened evictions affecting 190 people between Sept. 3 and Oct. 17. Of these cases, 23 were in Karantina and only 17 percent were Lebanese citizens.The real number of evictions is likely to be much higher, considering collecting data on evictions is dependent on referrals and reports by tenants.The government predicted that this would become an issue following the blast in August. A law was passed specifically for the areas affected, titled LAW 194/2020, stipulating rental contracts and prices can’t be changed for a year, and owners are not allowed to sell their properties.An employee at the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Lebanon told The Daily Beast the law attempted to mitigate against gentrification and urban-renewal projects being undertaken following the blast, but it isn’t being monitored on the ground.“We still hear of people that are being visited by investors, asking them to sell [their properties], so even if this [isn’t] allowed, if people don’t have access to support or aid, what are their options?” said the UN employee, who is not authorized to speak to the media, touching on the desperation felt in Lebanon’s current economic crisis.Tenants are also being indirectly pushed out due to owners asking for an increase in rent following renovations, which is also illegal under the new law, according to Legal Action Worldwide lawyer Hadi Nakhoul.Another employee at UN-Habitat told The Daily Beast there are many anecdotal stories they have received of landlords claiming the repairs were “so good” that the value of the apartment increased and therefore so should the rent.“Others upgrade, especially areas in Karantina for example… the fact that now they can get money to rehabilitate is an opportunity to raise the rent, so they don’t want old tenants anymore,” said Bekdache from Housing Monitor.Serving coffee in the single room where the five-member family both sleeps and eats, Hariri stressed it isn’t the NGO’s fault that they and other people were evicted from their home.“They just get a call to come and fix the building, so they go there and fix the building… they have nothing to do with people getting kicked out,” Hariri said.“The harm came from the landlord, no one else.”Mohammed, from Hama, Syria, was left in intensive care for one week following the explosion.Returning to his home after being discharged from hospital one month later, Mohammed, who asked for his last name to be withheld, was evicted from his house in Mar Michel district of Beirut after it had been renovated.“I think the owner kicked me out because there is so much money involved... there were so many organizations coming to help… he wanted to take the benefits,” Mohammed explained, still unable to move his arm properly.“When I left, no one called me, no one helped me, no one offered any services,” he said, adding he has been sleeping at friends’ houses ever since.“The guy kicked me out with nothing, and I was still in a horrible health condition.”One NGO conducting repairs to individual residential units within the buildings following the Beirut blast provided written comments to The Daily Beast, regarding people being pressured to leave their homes, on the condition their name not be published “due to the nature of [their] work.”“In no instance while conducting the repairs [were we] aware of tenants being requested to leave by another party,” the NGO stated.“[We have] not seen cases of owners evicting people from their homes after the explosion, while providing shelter assistance to vulnerable families as part of our emergency response programme.” Staying in such a small space with three young children is difficult for the Hariris, considering they are used to running around in their neighborhood with friends. Tessa Fox for The Daily Beast Hariri and her family miss their home and community in Karantina, especially the kids.“This is not like Karantina. There the kids were always playing outside but here it’s like they’re trapped in this house,” Hariri said.“I honestly didn’t want to leave… the owner doesn’t have any right, [but] he used the explosion as an excuse.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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OTTAWA — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc concedes Julie Payette's resignation as governor general shows a need to strengthen the process for vetting vice-regal appointments.Payette resigned Thursday, about a week after the government received the damning findings of an independent investigation into allegations that she presided over a toxic work environment at Rideau Hall.LeBlanc says the report, commissioned by the Privy Council Office which he oversees, came to "compelling" and "stark" conclusions.He says the debacle of Payette's tenure shows that the vetting system for such appointments needs to be strengthened.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose the former astronaut to be Canada's 29th governor general in 2017 — after disbanding a non-partisan, arm's-length committee created by the previous Conservative government to recommend worthy nominees for vice-regal posts.At his biweekly briefing today on the COVID-19 pandemic, Trudeau can expect to be pummelled with questions about his judgment and his government's failure to check with Payette's former employers at the Montreal Science Centre and the Canadian Olympic Committee, where she faced similar allegations of harassing and bullying subordinates."Obviously, this circumstance is far from ideal," LeBlanc said in an interview shortly after Payette's resignation."There always has been a process of vetting, of checks that are made when somebody is appointed to any government position. But clearly, the process can be strengthened, can be improved."LeBlanc said discussions have already been had with those responsible for vetting, but the prime minister hasn't had time yet to reflect on the best way to choose Payette's successor. The government will have more to say on that likely next week, he said.Trudeau's minority Liberal government could be defeated at any time and, were that to happen, it would fall to the governor general to decide whether to call an election or give Opposition Leader Erin O'Toole a chance to see if he can command the confidence of the House of Commons.Until a successor is named, Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner will assume the duties of the governor general so there will be no constitutional vacuum. Still, LeBlanc said the government intends to move quickly to find a successor. "We recognize also the need to be expeditious, not to have the chief justice acting in this role for a period of months. I don't think that would be appropriate."The government does not intend to release the report just yet due to privacy issues and the promises of confidentiality made to all complainants, LeBlanc said. But it will eventually release a redacted version of the report in response to requests made under the Access to Information Act.While he wouldn't go into details, LeBlanc said the report found Rideau Hall "was obviously an unacceptable workplace.""Public servants who work for the government of Canada have the right to a secure, safe and healthy workplace and we are adamant ... that that standard be upheld at every institution of the government of Canada."He said the report "painted a picture that was not consistent" with that standard.The Senate recently agreed to pay $498,000 in compensation to nine former employees of ex-senator Don Meredith, who was accused of sexually harassing, belittling and humiliating his staff.LeBlanc said there's been no consideration thus far — and no mention in the report — of paying compensation to Rideau Hall employees, some dozen of whom have complained anonymously to the CBC about Payette yelling at, belittling and publicly humiliating staff, reducing some to tears and prompting some to quit. He said such questions will be handled by senior PCO officials, who are planning to talk with all employees at Rideau Hall to plan next steps forward.A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Friday that The Queen is being kept informed and will leave the matter in the hands of the Canadian government.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2021. The Canadian Press
Dublin, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The report on the global industrial control and factory automation market provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis for the period from 2018 to 2026. The report predicts the global industrial control and factory automation market to grow with a CAGR of 8.6% over the forecast period from 2020-2026. The study on industrial control and factory automation market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, RoW, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW for the period of 2018 to 2026.The report on industrial control and factory automation market is a comprehensive study and presentation of drivers, restraints, opportunities, demand factors, market size, forecasts, and trends in the global industrial control and factory automation market over the period of 2018 to 2026. Moreover, the report is a collective presentation of primary and secondary research findings.Porter's five forces model in the report provides insights into the competitive rivalry, supplier and buyer positions in the market and opportunities for the new entrants in the global industrial control and factory automation market over the period of 2018 to 2026. 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Professionals and participants from the industryThe primary research respondents typically include1. Executives working with leading companies in the market under review2. Product/brand/marketing managers3. CXO level executives4. Regional/zonal/ country managers5. Vice President level executives.B) Secondary ResearchSecondary research involves extensive exploring through the secondary sources of information available in both the public domain and paid sources. Each research study is based on over 500 hours of secondary research accompanied by primary research. The information obtained through the secondary sources is validated through the crosscheck on various data sources.The secondary sources of the data typically include1. Company reports and publications2. Government/institutional publications3. Trade and associations journals4. Databases such as WTO, OECD, World Bank, and others.5. Websites and publications by research agenciesSegment CoveredThe global industrial control and factory automation market is segmented on the basis of component, solution, and industry vertical.The Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component Industrial RobotsMachine VisionControl ValvesField InstrumentsHuman-Machine InterfaceSensorsIndustrial 3D Printing The Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution PLCSCADAMESDCSPLMFunctional Safety The Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical Process IndustriesDiscrete Industries What does this Report Deliver?1. Comprehensive analysis of the global as well as regional markets of the industrial control and factory automation market.2. Complete coverage of all the segments in the industrial control and factory automation market to analyze the trends, developments in the global market and forecast of market size up to 2026.3. Comprehensive analysis of the companies operating in the global industrial control and factory automation market. The company profile includes analysis of product portfolio, revenue, SWOT analysis, and the latest developments of the company.4. Growth Matrix presents an analysis of the product segments and geographies that market players should focus on invest, consolidate, expand, and/or diversify. Key Topics Covered: 1. Preface1.1. Report Description1.2. Research Methods1.3. Research Approaches2. Executive Summary2.1. Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Highlights2.2. Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Projection2.3. Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Regional Highlights3. Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Overview3.1. Introduction3.2. Market Dynamics3.2.1. Drivers3.2.2. Restraints3.2.3. Opportunities3.3. Analysis of COVID-19 impact on the Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market3.4. Porter's Five Forces Analysis3.5. Growth Matrix Analysis3.5.1. Growth Matrix Analysis by Component3.5.2. Growth Matrix Analysis by Solution3.5.3. Growth Matrix Analysis by Industry Vertical3.5.4. Growth Matrix Analysis by Region3.6. Value Chain Analysis of Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market4. Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Macro Indicator Analysis5. Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component5.1. Industrial Robots5.2. Machine Vision5.3. Control Valves5.4. Field Instruments5.5. Human-Machine Interface5.6. Sensors5.7. Industrial 3D Printing6. Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution6.1. PLC6.2. SCADA6.3. MES6.4. DCS6.5. PLM6.6. Functional Safety7. Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical7.1. Process Industries7.1.1. Oil & Gas7.1.2. Power7.1.3. Food & Beverages7.1.4. Chemicals7.1.5. Metals & Mining7.1.6. Pulp & Paper7.1.7. Pharmaceuticals7.1.8. Others7.2. Discrete Industries7.2.1. Automotive7.2.2. Machine Manufacturing7.2.3. Semiconductor & Electronics7.2.4. Aerospace & Defense7.2.5. Medical Devices7.2.6. Others8. Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Region 2020-20268.1. North America8.1.1. North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component8.1.2. North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution8.1.3. North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical8.1.4. North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Country8.2. Europe8.2.1. Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component8.2.2. Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution8.2.3. Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical8.2.4. Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Country8.3. Asia-Pacific8.3.1. Asia-Pacific Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component8.3.2. Asia-Pacific Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution8.3.3. Asia-Pacific Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical8.3.4. Asia-Pacific Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Country8.4. RoW8.4.1. RoW Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component8.4.2. RoW Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution8.4.3. RoW Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical8.4.4. RoW Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Sub-region8.5. North America8.5.1. North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component8.5.2. North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution8.5.3. North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical8.5.4. North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Country8.6. Europe8.6.1. Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component8.6.2. Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution8.6.3. Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical8.6.4. Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Country8.7. Asia-Pacific8.7.1. Asia-Pacific Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component8.7.2. Asia-Pacific Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution8.7.3. Asia-Pacific Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical8.7.4. Asia-Pacific Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Country8.8. RoW8.8.1. RoW Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Component8.8.2. RoW Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Solution8.8.3. RoW Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Industry Vertical8.8.4. RoW Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Sub-region9. Company Profiles and Competitive Landscape9.1. Competitive Landscape in the Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market9.2. Companies Profiled9.2.1. Siemens AG9.2.2. ABB Ltd.9.2.3. General Electric Company9.2.4. Yokogawa Electric Corporation9.2.5. Honeywell International Inc.9.2.6. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.9.2.7. Danfoss9.2.8. Rockwell Automation, Inc.9.2.9. Schneider Electric9.2.10. Mitsubishi Corporation For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/avm33v CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900