Hot Wheels x Herschel x Land Rover Collaboration

In addition to its special project with Modernica, Herschel Supply continues its decade-old anniversary products, this time with Hot Wheels and iconic off-road car manufacturer Land Rover.

The collaboration project includes all three partners for a triple-item release for Herschel’s 10th anniversary. A Settlement backpack and Tool Kit make up the soft goods; both show off a bespoke Land Rover print scheme, while two-tone webbing handles gives the products a bit of definition. Color-wise, blue and red adorns the majority of the exterior, while individualized white woven and screened brand patches are found on the forefront, cementing the triple collaboration.

In addition to the backpack and tool kit, a custom Hot Wheels diecast model car of the Herschel x Land Rover will be included with each item, as well as standing as a solo item for sale. The miniature car takes after CEO Jamie Cormack’s Land Rover of choice —

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To Trump, land conservation law was a political pawn to help with election


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In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt listens during a Cabinet meeting at the White House.

When President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act in August, he touted himself as the White House’s greatest champion of the environment since Teddy Roosevelt.

It was a gag-worthy comparison, given Trump’s assaults on environmental regulations across the board, and now his administration has further revealed what a lie it was.

It did so by — wait for it — gutting the same Great American Outdoors Act that Trump had signed.

On Nov. 9, while no one was looking, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed an order giving governors and local jurisdictions the power to veto federal land acquisitions made under the measure. More specifically, the order applied to acreage purchased under the decades-old Land and Water Conservation

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Alleged gov’t-linked land grabs threaten Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains

  • The Cardamom Mountains sit off the Gulf of Thailand in southern Cambodia and provide important habitat for a multitude of plant and animal species, many of them already threatened with extinction.
  • Due to Cardamoms’ remoteness, they had largely been spared the human encroachment that has razed much of the rainforest across the country – until infrastructure development in 2020 opened up the area to loggers, poachers, and others seeking to exploit the region’s forests.
  • Satellite data show deforestation is continuing to surge in the Cardamoms despite most of the range being formally demarcated as protected land.
  • Sources familiar with the issues say the Hun Sen government is encouraging land-grabbing in protected areas in a bid to build public support ahead of the 2022 election season, and that Cambodia’s systemic corruption is enabling timber and plantation companies to move in and clear forest.

Rising across remote stretches of southeast Cambodia, the

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These ‘Little Land Mines’ Could Prevent a Summertime Boom

Businesses must pay sales taxes relatively promptly, for example, so the contraction in activity has already showed up in those collections. But income tax payments arrive with a longer lag, which pushes some shortfalls into spring 2021. And while a fall in commercial real estate prices could affect property tax collections, that would play out over years.

“States and local governments are thinking of this as a multiyear problem,” said Tracy Gordon, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute. “It’s mainly because of the way tax systems work. Most are inherently backward-looking.”

Projections vary widely depending on the severity of the virus in a state; the composition of its economy; and its tax system. But most states are expecting revenue to fall in the fiscal year ending in 2021, with several projecting 10 percent to 20 percent declines, according to data compiled by the Urban Institute.

The federal government, which

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David Geffen Sells Beverly Hills Land for $34 Million

David Geffen and 1169 N. Hillcrest Road (Getty, Google Maps)
David Geffen and 1169 N. Hillcrest Road (Getty, Google Maps)

Billionaire mogul David Geffen sold a development site in Beverly Hills for $33.8 million, more than a year after he bought the mansion-ready property, The Real Deal has learned.

The buyer of the 1-acre parcel at 1169 North Hillcrest Road is Santa Barbara investor, who sources declined to identify. The sale closed Nov. 20.

Geffen paid $30 million for the property in July 2019. It includes plans for a 24,500-square-foot mansion designed by architectural firm Shubin Donaldson. According to PropertyShark, the property has changed hands six times since 2013, with no owner holding onto the land long enough to develop it.

The sale is the latest in what has been a prolific year of real estate deals for the founder of Geffen Records and former DreamWorks executive and co-creator. Geffen set a record in February for the priciest single-family home

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Amazon ancestral land not up for sale, says ‘Green Nobel’ winner

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a girl growing up in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, Nemonte Nenquimo would listen to stories passed down from her ancestors about how the Waorani indigenous people preserved their forests and defended their lands from settlers and oil companies.

Those tales of survival and resistance later inspired Nenquimo to become a leader of the Waorani people and win a historic court case to protect 500,000 acres (202,000 hectares) of Amazon rainforest from exploitation by oil companies.

On Monday, Nenquimo’s activism and leadership earned her a prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize – known as the “Green Nobel” – which honors grassroots activism, along with five other winners.

“What happens on our territory is our decision. Our territory is not up for sale,” Nenquimo, 35, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a Zoom interview, wearing traditional red face paint.

“We come from here. It’s our home … which our

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Hong Kong’s land swap terms on The Peak show big developers always win

a boat parked on the side of a vehicle: This run-down heritage building at 23 Coombe Road has been swapped for a green belt site across the road from it. Photo: David Wong

This run-down heritage building at 23 Coombe Road has been swapped for a green belt site across the road from it. Photo: David Wong

The government’s decision in 2018 to withdraw the Mansfield Road site from sale demonstrated a welcome commitment not to allow prime Hong Kong land assets to be sold below their fair value. At the time, there was talk in the market that the plot could fetch around HK$120,000 per square foot.

However, a recent event has served to highlight that nothing has really changed and that developers continue to dominate the city.

Those of us bemused by the government’s baffling decision two years ago to approve a land exchange with Juli May Limited (a Cheung Kong subsidiary), handing over an exceptional green belt site on Coombe Road near Aberdeen Country Park in exchange for a derelict old house on a cramped site opposite, were

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C.P. Land halts offices, condos

C.P. Land halts offices, condos

C.P. Land last Friday opened new hotel Fortune Saeng Chan Beach Hotel Rayong with 107 rooms in Muang district, Rayong with an investment of 200 million baht.
C.P. Land last Friday opened new hotel Fortune Saeng Chan Beach Hotel Rayong with 107 rooms in Muang district, Rayong with an investment of 200 million baht.

C.P. Land Plc, a property arm of Charoen Pokphand Group, plans to freeze new office and condo projects next year and focus on hotel development targeting local travellers.

President and chief executive Sunthorn Arunanondchai said Thailand’s economic outlook will remain unfavourable in 2021 and could possibly worsen from this year as many people continue to face difficulties earning income.

“Government should help low-income earners boost their income. They should assist farmers and the grassroots segment by helping them have regular income,” he said.

Though there is optimism about a Covid-19 vaccine by mid-2021, Thailand’s economic recovery might not occur until the end of 2022, said Mr Sunthorn.

“In 2021-22, we will scale down our investments and be more

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NBA trade tracker: Hornets complete sign-and-trade with Celtics for Gordon Hayward; Pelicans land Steven Adams

The NBA’s offseason will be moving at a lightning speed this time around as the league has to fit the draft, free agency, training camp and the preseason all before the regular season tips off on Dec. 22. The NBA Draft has come and gone, with free agency having opened on Nov. 20. Although the free agency market won’t be as robust this offseason as teams prepare for bigger names to become available in 2021, the trade market is expected to be incredibly active. 

Now that the transaction moratorium has lifted around the league, trades can now be made official, and teams are starting to deal players and picks to better position themselves for the upcoming season. Here are the latest trades that have been reported around the league.

Hornets, Celtics complete sign-and-trade for Gordon Hayward

The Boston Celtics aren’t losing forward Gordon Hayward to the Charlotte Hornets for nothing.

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Ranking the Chances for Every MLB Team to Land Masahiro Tanaka in Free Agency | Bleacher Report

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    The New York Yankees paid a $20 million posting fee to sign Masahiro Tanaka away from the Rakuten Golden Eagles prior to his age-25 season in 2014 and then inked him to a seven-year, $155 million contract.

    All things considered, it was money well spent.

    Tanaka went 78-46 with a 3.74 ERA (114 ERA+), 1.13 WHIP and 991 strikeouts in 1,054.1 innings over the life of that contract, earning two All-Star selections and going 5-4 with a 3.33 ERA in 10 postseason starts.

    Now he is a free agent once again, and in a thin market behind National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer, he will likely generate interest from a number of teams.

    At 32 years old, he should still have several productive years left in the tank, though he does have 2,384.1 professional innings on his arm with his seven

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