From ‘butcher of Hama’ to real estate tycoon

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The appeals process for the trial of Rifaat al-Assad goes ahead in Paris on Thursday. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s uncle was initially convicted of money laundering as part of an organised gang, embezzlement of public funds and aggravated tax evasion. FRANCE 24 looks back at the long career of this Assad dynasty scion who amassed a colossal European property empire.

The French justice system is looking again at the case of Rifaat al-Assad, who was sentenced to four years in prison in June 2020 for a range of financial impropriety charges.

The Syrian president’s uncle stands accused of fraudulently building

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barber osgerby imagines three ‘compact luxury’ bathrooms

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AXOR ‘one’, designed by barber osgerby, shifts the achetype in two ways. the new collection of washbasin, bathtub and shower fittings expands upon the interactive control element for the shower – revealed in 2015 – and the corresponding hand-held shower in 2017. the complementary products refine the familiar shapes with greater clarity, enhanced function and empowering control. they evoke an exquisite elegance to any bathroom. however, furthering the exploration of ‘compact luxury’ – a megatrend identified by AXOR that questions the future of urban living – the british designers use the ‘one’ collection to reimagine personal spaces. three exclusive bathroom

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Finance Of America Launches Home Improvement Lending Division

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Finance of America Companies Inc. is expanding its lending business with the launch of Finance of America Home Improvement, a new business division that offers non-mortgage financing options, according to a press release.

The new offering is designed to help people achieve their home improvement goals by providing access to flexible financing for home renovations and improvements. It also delivers a proprietary technology platform, Benji, that gives contractors the tools they need to grow their business and homeowners access to financing solutions through their contractor. In addition to offering financing options, Finance of America Home Improvement offers education,

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Home improvements projects that could affect your insurance plan

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From expansions to new kitchen countertops, you’ll want to give your agent a call.

Throughout the pandemic home improvement projects have gone through through the roof.

Take the Levyn’s for example, the couple added a new deck to their back yard.

“You want where you live, if you have to work there and if you have young children, you want it to be as lovely as it possible can be,” Allison Levyn said.

They’re not alone. Google searchers for home improvement work is up.

Charlie Wendland is the Head of Claims at Branch Insurance. He said even though there was

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Robert De Niro among celebs shilling WELL Health-Safety Seal

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Robert De Niro must really need a paycheck.

The purportedly tapped-out actor and Nobu investor is among a gaggle of celebrities shilling the WELL Health-Safety Seal, a real-estate endorsement that is supposed to provide a COVID pandemic-weary public peace of mind.

The International WELL Building Institute, the company behind the effort — founded by a former partner at Goldman Sachs — has also engaged Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Venus Williams in its minute-long ad spot. The commercial includes nine mentions of “safety” or some variation on the word.

The pitch appears to be working.

Hundreds of New York City

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Giving Home Decor a New Life at WarehousePVD

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Like many great ideas, the slow burn behind WarehousePVD started through a friendship formed at a local fitness center. Among other things, Jason Cahill is a Lagree instructor at CORE Fitness in Providence, and one of his clients had the idea of creating a “shopping speakeasy” of sorts, a new way to shop showcasing current, vintage and upcycled home items.

Cahill, an interior decorator, already had a dream to start a chic home decor, lighting and furniture store of his own. He had just moved to Rhode Island from Asheville, North Carolina, where he had rekindled relationships with sources and

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