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Hargreaves’ future is out of its control

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:43 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content HARGREAVES’ fortunes are inextricably linked to that of the wider share market. The FTSE 100 rose almost 20 per cent from 1 July 2009 to 30 June this year, after being down by more than a third from mid-2007, and it is this buoyancy in equity markets which is the true driver behind its record levels of revenue, profit and earnings per share.Assets under administration surged to £17.5bn from £11.9bn – a 47 per cent rise – as its clients sought out higher returns than the lowly ones available in an interest rate environment of 0.5 per cent. But the business is on a knife edge. If house prices do continue to fall, as Peter Hargreaves predicts, then interest rates will remain low – potentially perpetuating this sales boom. But if the fall pushes the UK into a double-dip recession, confidence will plunge – sending investors scurrying for safe-haven assets and out of equities. The shares trade on a prospective earnings multiple of 25 times, which looks pricey given the risk. Sharecenter_img Hargreaves’ future is out of its control by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars MoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Rising export markets give morale boost

first_img Rising export markets give morale boost Tags: NULL whatsapp BRITISH exports rose by 4.1 per cent (£0.9bn) in November, official data showed yesterday, as a separate survey revealed buoyant confidence among exporting companies.Overall the UK’s trade deficit edged upwards to £4.1bn, but only because of rocketing oil prices and erratic items, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.Excluding these elements, exports rose by 3.4 per cent on the previous month, while imports increased just 0.3 per cent.Exports beyond the EU were slightly down in the three months to November compared to the three previous months, but still up on the same time in 2009.“Exporters must reinforce their efforts to move into fast-growing emerging economies such as India and China,” said David Kern of the British Chambers of Commerce, commenting on the figures.Goods and services exported to Germany increased by 10 per cent over the same period, according to Goodwin, as the German economy continues to thrive.“The growth in export volumes was broadly based,” said Simon Hayes of Barclays Capital. “Buoyant export growth was reported for basic materials and both finished manufactured and semi-manufactured goods,” he added. The consistently high level of imports could also be interpreted as a sign of domestic demand holding strong, some analysts said.And confidence among exporters for this year’s prospects remains extremely high, according to a survey conducted by Travelex.Well over half – 65 per cent – of respondents expected their export activity to increase in 2011, the survey said.And 59 per cent expressed confidence in current economic conditions, while three quarters “clearly rejected” any chance of a double dip recession.However, importers are concerned about the impact of this month’s VAT hike, said David Sear of Travelex.One respondent to the survey commented: “Tax hikes suppress business motivation, because the more money you make, the more tax you pay.” Share KCS-content Wednesday 12 January 2011 7:43 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

Outsider Store / BLOCO Arquitetos

first_img Year:  Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Outsider Store / BLOCO Arquitetos 2014 Outsider Store / BLOCO ArquitetosSave this projectSaveOutsider Store / BLOCO ArquitetosSave this picture!© Joana França Share ArchDaily Brazil “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778092/outsider-store-bloco-arquitetos Clipboardcenter_img Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778092/outsider-store-bloco-arquitetos Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Joana França, BLOCO ArquitetosAuthors:Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus SecoCity:BrasíliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Exploded IsometricText description provided by the architects. The project is a convertion of an existing warehouse located in the Brasília´s industrial sector. The area is suffering a rapid transformation with the creation of residential buildings and commercial buildings side by side with poorly built industrial warehouses. The client wanted the building to work as a furniture shop, an art gallery and a space for cooking classes. The budget was very tight and therefore we proposed to refurbish the existing building and “wrap it” with a new layer of construction, keeping the existing structure, roof and most of the existing walls. The idea was to make the new layer work as an element of transformation.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaAll the scaffolding that was used during construction was kept and are now used to display furniture inside the building. A new layer of polished concrete was applied to the floor. The new building “skin”, built with two types of concrete block, refers to its transformation: Instead of working purely as a structural material it was left exposed and used as a finishing material.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe intervention defines a new entrance, where the existing gate was transformed into a sliding screen for temporary artistic interventions. At this point we have used two types of concrete blocks, the partitions block and the structural block. Concrete was poured in the structural blocks on the edge and some of the partitions block, creating a suspended wall that reinforces its “decorative” character. The central element of the internal space is the new stairs, which oganizes different functions and also helps to structurally stabilize the existing mezzanine. Its materiality is undefined on purpuse, na it serves as a “blank screen” for artistic interventions.Save this picture!SchemeProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Proposals: Folly 2016Built Projects & MasterplansDavid Basulto to Curate Nordic Pavilion at 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture News Share CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Brasília, Brazil Projects CopyAbout this officeBLOCO ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseBrasíliaBrasiliaBrazilPublished on December 03, 2015Cite: “Outsider Store / BLOCO Arquitetos” 03 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy

first_img Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

RWB renews call to reinforce journalists’ security for presidential election

first_img RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information June 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB renews call to reinforce journalists’ security for presidential election March 11, 2021 Find out more News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News Follow the news on Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the terrorist attack of 6 June in Kabul that hit the convoy of Abdullah Abdullah, one of two candidates in the second round of presidential elections scheduled for 14 June.At least six people were killed in the attack. They included netizen Reshad Ahmadi. And several journalists were among the approximately 20 people wounded. The journalists included Majid Saeedi, an Iranian photographer who last year won the Lucas Dolega Award. Sayed Gul Agha Hashemi, head of the criminal investigation department of the Kabul police, told AFP that the terrorist assault came in two parts. “The first attack was a suicide car bomb…and the second was a mine attack,” he said.Ahmadi was 25 years old and an active member of Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign team. He was killed instantly in front of the Ariana Hotel. “The car explosion was so strong that it threw me onto Abdullah Abdullah’s vehicle,” Saeedi told Reporters Without Borders. “I received a blow to my head and numerous wounds, but I’m doing well.”As the second round of the elections approaches, RWB calls again on Afghan officials to take all possible measures to ensure journalists’ safety.“The enemies of democracy and freedom of information – the Taliban and the armed groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda – want to establish a climate of terror, in order to deny all legitimacy to the presidential election,” said Réza Moïni, head of the press freedom organization’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “These attacks threaten journalists’ right to inform the Afghan people.”On 2 April, RWB called for strengthening security for journalists.And in a report in March on the state of press freedom in Afghanistan: “Presidential Election in Afghanistan: Local Media on the Front Line,” the organization condemned impunity for crimes against the media and laid out recommendations to the counter the trend.Afghanistan was ranked 128th of 180 countries in the RWB World Press Freedom Index 2014.center_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Newslast_img read more

Worldwide Building Information Modeling Software Industry to 2025 – Key Drivers, Challenges and Trends…

first_img Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Pinterest Market segmentsComparison by ProductSoftware – Market size and forecast 2020-2025Services – Market size and forecast 2020-2025Market opportunity by Product 6. Customer landscape 7. Geographic LandscapeGeographic segmentationGeographic comparisonNorth America – Market size and forecast 2020-2025Europe – Market size and forecast 2020-2025APAC – Market size and forecast 2020-2025MEA – Market size and forecast 2020-2025South America – Market size and forecast 2020-2025Key leading countriesMarket opportunity by geographyMarket drivers – Demand led growthMarket challengesMarket trends 8. Vendor LandscapeVendor landscapeLandscape disruption 9. Vendor AnalysisVendors coveredMarket positioning of vendors4M SA Advanced Technical Software SystemsAutodesk Inc.Bentley Systems Inc.Cadsoft Corp.Dassault Systemes SEHexagon ABNemetschek SEOracle Corp.Siemens AGTrimble Inc. 10. AppendixScope of the reportCurrency conversion rates for US$Research methodologyList of abbreviations For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/qwcfqu View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005911/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] 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 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 12:29 PM/DISC: 01/28/2021 12:29 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005911/en Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp Worldwide Building Information Modeling Software Industry to 2025 – Key Drivers, Challenges and Trends – ResearchAndMarkets.com DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– The “Global Building Information Modeling Software Market 2021-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The publisher has been monitoring the building information modeling software market and it is poised to grow by $8.38 billion during 2021-2025 progressing at a CAGR of 24% during the forecast period. The report on building information modeling software market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increasing requirements for large-scale project management and the growth of the global construction market. The building information modeling software market analysis includes product segment and geographical landscapes. This study identifies the reduction in design time as one of the prime reasons driving the building information modeling software market growth during the next few years. Companies Mentioned4M SA Advanced Technical Software SystemsAutodesk Inc.Bentley Systems Inc.Cadsoft Corp.Dassault Systemes SEHexagon ABNemetschek SEOracle Corp.Siemens AGTrimble Inc. The report on the building information modeling software market covers the following areas:Building information modeling software market sizingBuilding information modeling software market forecastBuilding information modeling software market industry analysis The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to an analysis of the key vendors. The publisher presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters such as profit, pricing, competition, and promotions. It presents various market facets by identifying the key industry influencers. The data presented is comprehensive, reliable, and a result of extensive research – both primary and secondary. The market research reports provide a complete competitive landscape and an in-depth vendor selection methodology and analysis using qualitative and quantitative research to forecast an accurate market growth. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive SummaryMarket Overview 2. Market LandscapeMarket ecosystemMarket characteristics 3. Market SizingMarket definitionMarket segment analysisMarket size 2020Market outlook: Forecast for 2020 – 2025 4. Five Forces AnalysisFive forces summaryBargaining power of buyersBargaining power of suppliersThreat of new entrantsThreat of substitutesThreat of rivalryMarket condition 5. Market Segmentation by Product Previous articleUS economy shrank 3.5% in 2020 after growing 4% last quarterNext articleDataTribe Announces $1.7M Seed Investment in SightGain Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

World Insurance Associates Acquires LCL Insurance LLC

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 World Insurance Associates Acquires LCL Insurance LLC WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Facebook TINTON FALLS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), a Top 100 Insurance brokerage, announced today that it acquired LCL Insurance LLC (“LCL”) of Charlotte, NC on February 1, 2021. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are pleased to have LCL Insurance LLC lead us into North Carolina. We look forward to building our Charlotte presence around Stewart and his team,” said Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of WIA. “LCL has a history of providing solutions for clients with diverse insurance exposures, and we know they will continue to flourish as part of WIA.” “Traditional insurance brokers focus on quoting the “lowest price” to their clients without any concern to reducing their risk,” states Stewart Little, Managing Partner, of LCL. “Our approach is slow and methodical. We take the time to identify our clients’ specific risk exposures and to design an insurance program around those needs. We are happy to continue this approach as a part of WIA.” Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to WIA. Johnston, Allison & Hord PA provided legal counsel to LCL. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed. About World Insurance Associates LLC World Insurance Associates LLC is headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance brokerage providing world-class asset and lifestyle protection with risk management, insurance, and benefit consulting services for individuals and businesses. Since its founding in 2012, WIA has completed 97 acquisitions and serves its customers from 99 offices in 23 states and Washington, DC. WIA has been named one of The Most Successful Companies in America by Inc. 5000, is a Top 100 P/C Agency by Insurance Journal and Business Insurance, and a five-time honoree by NJBIZ Fast 50. For more information, please visit www.worldinsurance.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005471/en/ CONTACT: Media: Jean Wiskowski, Chief Marketing Officer 732-380-0900 Ext. 736 [email protected] Mergers & Acquisitions: Bradley Unger, Senior Vice President, Business Development 732-712-2230 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE FINANCE SOURCE: World Insurance Associates LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 02:35 PM/DISC: 02/19/2021 02:35 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005471/enCopyright Business Wire 2021.center_img TAGS  Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

Why Pending Foreclosure Wave Won’t Be Like the Last One

first_imgSubscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Why Pending Foreclosure Wave Won’t Be Like the Last One Home / Daily Dose / Why Pending Foreclosure Wave Won’t Be Like the Last One Previous: Report Ranks 11 Top Communities for Opportunity Zone Investments Next: How Borrowers are Handling Pandemic-Prompted Budget Barriers Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: AATOM Bankrate Foreclosure Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago September 3, 2020 15,545 Views AATOM Bankrate Foreclosure 2020-09-03 Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, News There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic will give rise to more foreclosures, but industry professionals predict conditions won’t be nearly as bad as they were in 2008-2010, for a few reasons.  A prominent housing analyst told Bankrate.com to expect hundreds of thousands of defaults next year as mortgage forbearance periods end. Bankrate points out that the federal government predicts several billion dollars in loan losses at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But as bad as the projections might seem, Bankrate added, conditions are mild compared to those in the Great Recession. “We aren’t thinking the housing market today is going to suffer anywhere near the catastrophe that it suffered during the Great Recession,” Ralph McLaughlin, Chief Economist at Haus, a financial technology company, told Bankrate. “We all suffer from recency bias, but I can’t stress enough how different it is.” During the Great Recession, in the first half of 2010, 1.65 million American homes went into foreclosure, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. In the first half of 2020, barely 165,000 loans were hit with foreclosure actions. McLaughlin points out that during the last recession, “a frenzy of foolish lending, reckless borrowing and rampant speculation set the housing market up for a wrenching crash. Home prices collapsed, and millions endured the loss of their homes.” Entering this recession, by contrast, credit standards remained tight, and the housing market was healthy. “The COVID-19 pandemic will lead to a rise in mortgage defaults and foreclosures,” Bankrate’s Jeff Ostrowski reported. “But as the housing market muscles through this economic downturn, it looks as if foreclosures will form a trickle rather than a flood.” ATTOM reported at least 200,000 American homeowners are likely to default next year.  Worst case scenario, ATTOM reported, the foreclosure count could range as high as 500,000 homes. Todd Teta, ATTOM’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, forecasted a 70% increase in foreclosures over the next two years. The fallout is likely to vary by location, the company predicted. ATTOM expects foreclosures to soar in Colorado, Massachusetts and California.  The anticipated most- and least-affected cities are listed here.  There are a couple of main reasons, reported by Bankrate, that Americans won’t see the same crisis they saw after 2008:1. American homeowners have built up large reserves of home equity. The situation was the opposite in the Great Recession. “Unlike the Great Recession, home prices in most markets are rising,” said Joel Kan, Associate Vice president of Industry and Economic forecasting at the Mortgage Bankers Association. “This means that people’s equity is also up, which will reduce the incentive for them to give up their home if it can possibly be avoided.”McLaughlin says the federal government’s slow reaction to the Great Recession exacerbated that crisis. Unemployment benefits provided only subsistence levels of income, and the HARP and HAMP foreclosure programs weren’t fully up and running until two years after the recession began.2. The federal government has reacted relatively quickly and aggressively to the COVID recession, he said.Also, in general, lenders are positioning for a more-cooperative, less-punitive approach, Bernadette Kogler, co-founder of RiskSpan, a data analytics firm, told Bankrate.“The industry is going to do a better job of keeping people in homes,” Kogler said. “This time around, it feels like the mortgage finance industry is part of the solution, and not part of the problem, like it was in 2008.”last_img read more

Strabane security alert declared an ‘elaborate hoax’

first_img Facebook Twitter By News Highland – December 29, 2011 Strabane security alert declared an ‘elaborate hoax’ Previous articleArmy bomb experts attending security alert in StrabaneNext articleMajor increase in UFO sightings in 2010 but just one in Donegal News Highland Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report The PSNI have confirmed that a security alert in Strabane today was an elaborate hoax, investigations are underway.All roads that were closed are now reopen.Earlier today Bridge Street was closed to traffic and pedestrians, while the the Fiveways junction at Bradley Way was also been closed.The hoax today caused much disruption in the town, with traffic being averted to the bypass.Up to 40 residents, including a number of OAP’s were evacuated from their homes earlier too. Pinterest Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Supreme Court Weekly Round Up

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up Sanya Talwar20 Sep 2020 7:50 AMShare This – xWeek Commencing September 13, 2020 to September 20, 2020Top Stories This Week:1. “You Cannot Target One Community And Brand Them In A Particular Manner”: SC Restrains Sudarshan TV From Telecasting “UPSC Jihad” Show [Firoz Iqbal Khan V. UOI]The Supreme Court restrained the Sudarshan TV News from telecasting the remaining episodes of the ‘Bindas Bol’ show about Muslims clearing the UPSC exam until further orders, after prima facie…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTop Stories This Week:1. “You Cannot Target One Community And Brand Them In A Particular Manner”: SC Restrains Sudarshan TV From Telecasting “UPSC Jihad” Show [Firoz Iqbal Khan V. UOI]The Supreme Court restrained the Sudarshan TV News from telecasting the remaining episodes of the ‘Bindas Bol’ show about Muslims clearing the UPSC exam until further orders, after prima facie observing that the object of the show was to vilify Muslims. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra & KM Joseph was hearing a petition filed against the telecast of the show hosted by the channel’s Chief Editor Mr. Suresh Chavhanke on the ground that it was communalizing the entry of Muslims into UPSC. The hearing is ongoing in this case and it will be taken up for further consideration on September 21.Also Read: Sudarshan TV Moves SC Seeking Live Telecast Of Hearing In Case Against ‘Bindas Bol’ ShowAlso Read: ‘Do You Watch TV?’, SC Asks News Broadcasters Association(NBA); Calls It ‘Toothless’Also Read: Selection Of Marginalized Communities In UPSC A Matter OF Joy; Your Show Running Them Down: Justice Joseph Tells Sudarshan TV 2. ‘Defence Of Fair Comment Ignored’: Prashant Bhushan Files Review Against Contempt Verdict [In Re: Prashant Bhushan & Anr.]Advocate Prashant Bhushan has moved the Supreme Court seeking review of the contempt verdict passed against him by a Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra for his remarks over CJI and functioning of the Supreme Court. Mr. Bhushan has cited various instances suggesting that Justice Mishra’s presence on the Bench raises a reasonable apprehension on his part of getting a “fair and impartial hearing”.3. Supreme Court To Deliver Judgment On Plea Against NLAT2020 On Monday, September 21 [Rakesh Kumar Agarwalla V. NLSIU]The Supreme Court observed that it shall deliver judgment on the plea challenging the conduct of a separate examination (NLAT) by National Law University of India, Bangalore on Monday. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah was hearing a plea filed by Former VC of NLSIU, Prof. (Dr.) RV Rao and an aggrieved law school aspirant challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU from Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 and its decision to hold the separate National Law Admission Test (NLAT). Om September 11, Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan allowed the National Law School of India to conduct the Admission Test-NLAT2020 as per the schedule Tomorrow. However the Bench has restrained the Administration from declaring the results and making Admissions.4. “Sardesai’s Statement Not Serious As To Undermine The Majesty Of Supreme Court”:AG Declines Consent To Initiate Contempt Against Rajdeep SardesaiAttorney General KK Venugopal has rejected an application seeking his consent for the initiation of contempt proceedings against Consulting Editor of the India Today Group, Rajdeep Sardesai for his tweets in relation to Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case. “Mr. Sardesai’s statements are not of “so serious a nature as to undermine the majesty of the Supreme Court or lower its stature in the minds of the public. “The reputation of the SC as one of the great pillars of our democracy has been built assiduously over the last 70 years. Trifling remarks and mere passing of criticism though perhaps distasteful are unlikely to tarnish the image of the institution,” AG had stated in the Order.5. SC Rejects SBI Plea Seeking Vacation Of Stay On Insolvency Proceedings Against Anil Ambani [SBI V. Anil Ambani]The Supreme Court has declined to vacate a stay, earlier granted by Delhi High Court towards the ongoing IBC proceedings against Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta & S. Ravindra Bhat asked the petitioner bank (State Bank of India) to complete proceedings before the High Court and seek modification as prayed for, adding that the case will be taken up before the Delhi High Court on October 6. The plea comes in light of the an order passed by the Delhi High Court staying the IBC proceedings against Ambani in terms of an INR 1200 crore loan, disbursed by SBI to two of Ambani’s firms. The SBI invoked personal guarantee in terms of the same but a Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajneesh Bhatnagar restricted Anil Ambani from alienating his assets till the next date of hearing.6. No Immediate Demolition Of Slums Near Delhi Tracks Till Urban Affairs Ministry Takes A Decision: Centre Tells SC [MC Mehta V. UOI (WP Civil No. 13029/1985)]The Central Government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that there will not be immediate removal of the slums near the railway track in Delhi, in furtherance of the August 31 order of the apex court. The Solicitor General told a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India that there won’t be a removal of jhuggis near rail tracks until the Railways in consultation with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs discuss and find a solution within 4 weeks.Judgments This Week:7. SC Order Extending Limitation Period Does Not Enlarge The Period Upto Which Delay Can Be Condoned In Exercise Of Statutory Discretion: SC [In Re: Extension of Limitation]Clarifying its 23 March order, the Supreme court observed that the said order extended only “the period of limitation” and not the period upto which delay can be condoned in exercise of discretion conferred by the statute. The Court held that the expression “prescribed period” appearing in Section 4 of the Limitation Act cannot be construed to mean anything other than the period of limitation.8. Relief Of Specific Performance Of Contract Is No Longer Discretionary After 2018 Amendment: SC [B. Santhoshamma V. D. Sarala]Relief of specific performance of a contract is no longer discretionary, after the 2018 amendment, observed the Supreme court in a judgment delivered on Friday. The bench comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and Indira Banerjee observed thus in an appeal arising out of a specific performance suit. Though the case involved interpretation of Specific Relief Act prior to 2018 amendment, the bench observed thus: “After the amendment of Section 10 of the S.R.A., the words “specific performance of any contract may, in the discretion of the Court, be enforced” have been substituted with the words “specific performance of a contract shall be enforced subject to …”. The Court is, now obliged to enforce the specific performance of a contract, subject to the provisions of sub-section (2) of Section 11, Section 14 and Section 16 of the S.R.A. Relief of specific performance of a contract is no longer discretionary, after the amendment.”9. ‘Ten Times Penalty’ Prescribed For Deficit Stamp Duty Cannot Be Mechanically Imposed: SC [Trustees of HC Dhanda Trust V. State of Madhya & Ors.]The Supreme Court has observed that the penalty of ten times prescribed under Section 40(1) (b) of the Indian Stamp Act cannot be mechanically imposed. The reason such as fraud or deceit in order to deprive the or undue enrichment are relevant factors to arrive at a decision as to what should be the extent of penalty under Section 40(1)(b), the bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and R. Subhash Reddy observed.10. [Motor Accidents Claims] Compensation For Loss Of Future Prospects Can Be Awarded In Cases Of Permanent Disablement Also: SC The Supreme court has observed that compensation for loss of future prospects can be awarded in cases of permanent disablement incurred as a result of a motor accident. The bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari and S. Ravindra Bhat disagreed with the Delhi High Court view that addition in income towards “future prospects” can only be given in case of death, and not for injury. It observed that that the Courts should not adopt a stereotypical or myopic approach, but instead, view the matter taking into account the realities of life, both in the assessment of the extent of disabilities, and compensation under various heads.11. Arbitration -Enforcement Court May Refuse Enforcement Of Foreign Award, But Cannot Set Aside Or Correct It: SC [Govt of India V. Vedanta Ltd.]The Supreme Court, in Vedanta case, observed that though enforcement courts may “refuse” enforcement of a foreign award, if the conditions contained in Section 48 are made out, but it cannot set aside or correct a foreign award, even if such conditions are made out. The above observations were made by the bench headed by Justice S. Abdul Nazeer while disagreeing with the view expressed by the High Court that a foreign award is enforceable on its own strength, and is not necessarily dependent on whether or not it goes through the process of Section 48 proceedings. The bench, also comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and Aniruddha Bose observed that, it is only after the stages of Sections 47 and 48 are completed, the award becomes enforceable as a deemed decree, as provided by Section 49.12. Limitation Period For Filing Petition For Enforcement Of Foreign Award Would Be Governed By Article 137 Of Limitation Act: SC [Government of India V. Vedanta Ltd.]The Supreme Court has held that the period of limitation for filing a petition for enforcement of a foreign award under Sections 47 and 49 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, would be governed by Article 137 of the Limitation Act, 1963 which prescribes a period of three years from when the right to apply accrues. The bench comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer, Indu Malhotra and Aniruddha Bose observed that a party may file an application under Section 5 for condonation of delay in filing the petition for enforcement of foreign award as the bar contained therein which excludes an application filed under any of the provisions of Order XXI of the Code of Civil Procedure, would not be applicable to a substantive petition filed under the Arbitration Act, 1996.13. Section 50 NDPS Act Applicable Only In The Case Of Personal Search, Reiterates SC [Jeet Ram V. Narcotics Control Bureau]Section 50 of the NDPS Act is applicable only in the case of personal search, the Supreme court has reiterated while affirming the conviction of an accused who was a temple priest. The bench referred to a three judge bench judgment in State of H.P. v. Pawan Kumar which considered the issue whether the safeguards provided by Section 50 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, regarding search of any “person” would also apply to any bag, briefcase or any such article or container etc., which is being carried by him.14. Major Unmarried Daughter Not Suffering From Any Physical Or Mental Abnormality Not Entitled To Claim Maintenance From Father U/s 125 Of CrPC: SC [Abhilasha V. Parkash]The Supreme Court has held that a daughter who attained majority and is still unmarried is not entitled to claim maintenance from her father in proceedings under Section 125 Cr.P.C. if she is not suffering from any physical or mental abnormality/injury. The bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan held that unmarried Hindu daughter can claim maintenance from her father till she is married relying on Section 20(3) of the Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956, provided she pleads and proves that she is unable to maintain herself, for enforcement of which right her application/suit has to be under Section 20 of Act.Other Important SC Updates:15. [Vinod Dua Case] “Violence Not A Sine Qua Non For Sedition, There Can Be Public Disorder Without Violence”: Mahesh Jethmalani Tells SC [Vinod Dua V. UOI]”I’d like to point out that this gentleman has a leaning against the government,” submitted Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani before top Court on Friday, appearing for the complainant, who had lodged an FIR against Journalist Vinod Dua. Dua’s has sought quashing of FIR filed against him on charges of sedition for his expressing opinions on his Youtube Channel.Also Read: ‘Vinod Dua’s Show Incited People To Migrate During Pandemic’: SG Tushar Mehta Tells SC16. SC Reserves Orders On Medha Patkar’s Plea For Interim Release Of Maharashtra Prisoners Under Special ActsThe Supreme Court reserved its orders to pass suitable directions to the Maharashtra High Power Committee in a petition seeking interim release of prisoners from Maharashtra jails on account of the risk of the spread of COVID-19. The Bench comprising CJI SA Bobde along with Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian was considering a Special Leave Petition(SLP) challenging Bombay High Court’s decision to uphold the Maharashtra State High Powered Committee’s recommendations to not release on emergency parole those prisoners convicted for offences punishable with less than 7 years under Special Acts such as NDPS Act, UAPA, MCOCA etc.17. [3 Decade Old Multani Murder Case] SC Grants Protection From Arrest To Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini [Sumedh Singh Saini V. State of Punjab]Supreme Court granted interim protection from arrest to former Director General of Police in Punjab Sumedh Singh Saini, who is an accused in the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani kidnapping and murder case. The Court has issued notice in the anticipatory bail plea filed by him. A Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, and comprising of Justices R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah, heard the arguments in the plea filed by Saini which challenges the September 7 order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court wherein his anticipatory bail plea was dismissed, and proceeded to direct for no arrest till a Reply is filed by the State within a period of 3 weeks.18. Considerations On Account Of Delay & Limitation Ought Not To Negate The Right Of Appeal Inhering In An Accused: SC The considerations on account of delay and limitation ought not to negate the right of appeal inhering in an accused, the Supreme Court remarked. In this case, the accused was convicted in a murder case and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The appeal filed by him before the Odisha High Court was dismissed on the ground of delay of 1192 days in preferring the appeal. Later, the Supreme Court, taking note of the fact that the matter was not considered on merits, set aside the High Court order and remitted the appeal back to it. While dismissing the review petition, the bench comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and Indu Malhotra observed thus: “In a criminal matter, where the life and liberty of a person is in question, one right of appeal has always been accepted and appropriate steps must be taken to effectuate that right. The considerations on account of delay and limitation ought not to negate the right of appeal inhering in an accused.”19. SC Issues Notice On 7 UP Judicial Officers’ Plea Against Non-recommendation Of Their Names By SC Collegium For Elevation To Allahabad HC [Parmod Kumar & Ors. V. Honble Supreme Court of India & Ors.]The Supreme Court has issued notice on a petition challenging non-inclusion of certain Judicial Officers from the State of Uttar Pradesh, in the SC Collegium’s recommendation dated August 14, 2020 for appointment as Judges of the Allahabad High Court. The plea filed by seven JOs from the state, through Advocate Aruna Gupta, seek a direction upon the Collegium to reconsider their cases for elevation. They have submitted that whereas the HC Collegium had recommended their names for elevation, the SC Collegium has proposed to elevate only District and Sessions Judge Subhash Chand. A CJI SA Bobde led bench has issued notice in the petition.19. SC Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Provisions Of Special Marriages Act Requiring Publication Of Private Details Of Parties Intending Marriage [Nandini Praveen V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice in a plea challenging provisions of the Special Marriages Act, 1954 in so far as they require the parties to the marriage to establish their private details, open for public scrutiny, before 30 days of intended marriage. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun issued notice in the plea which challenged the provisions in context of the Constitutional tenets of Articles 14, 15 & 21 of the Constitution.20. SC Stays Kerala HC Judgment Which Quashed Appointment Of Presiding Officer Of Industrial Tribunal The Supreme Court stayed the operation of a Kerala High Court judgement which had restrained V. Vijayakumar from functioning as the Presiding Officer of the Central Government Industrial Tribunal-cum-Labour Court, Ernakulam. A Bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat issued notice in the plea while hearing a batch of petitions concerning appointments to Tribunals and the challenge to the constitutionality of the Tribunal Rules, 2020.21. SC Seeks Response From States, UTs On Status Of Installation Of CC TV Cameras And Oversight Committees The Supreme Court has directed Chief Secretary of each State and Union Territory to inform it about the exact position as to CCTV cameras in Police Stations as well as the constitution of Oversight Committees. The bench impleaded all the States and Union Territories in the SLP moved by one Paramvir Singh Saini, which larger questions, viz., audio-video recordings of statements and the installation of CCTV cameras in police stations generally.22. “Approach The HC”: SC In Law Student’s Plea Seeking Relaxations In Time For Payment Of Fees In Universities [Ramey K Rana V. UOI]The Supreme Court gave liberty to the petitioner to approach appropriate High Court’s in a plea seeking issuance of appropriate directions to the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) to issue a circular mandating Universities and institutions across India to provide a reasonable time period for payment of fees by students. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy & MR Shah told the petitioner law student that the petition(s) related to UGC had already been decided and it could not entertain the instant case under Article 32, the appropriate forum being respective High Courts.23. Criminal Cases Against MPs/MLAs : SC Asks HC Chief Justices To Submit Action Plan For Expeditious Disposal [Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay & Ors. V. UOI & Ors.]The Supreme Court asked the Chief Justices of the High Courts to formulate an action plan to rationalize the disposal of criminal cases pending against legislators. The action plan should touch upon the following aspects :a. Total number of pending cases in each district;b. Required number of proportionate Special Courts;c. Number of Courts that are currently available;d. Number of Judges and the subject categories of the cases.24. SC Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Declaration That There Is No Freedom Of Speech With Respect To sub judice Matters [Dr. Subhash Vijayran V. UOI]The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea which sought for a declaration that the Fundamental Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression did not lie with reference to subjudice matters and final orders, except to the extent of fair and true reporting. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde presided over the matter and informed Petitioner-in-Person Dr. Subash Vijayran that what he was saying was the law in itself.25. ‘Deceased Was Not Assaulted At Railway Tracks But Elsewhere’ : SC On Mysterious Death Of NLU-Jodhpur Student [Neetu Kumar Nagaich V. State of Rajasthan & Ors.]The Supreme Court came down heavily on the Rajasthan police for the “hasty action” of filing a closure report in the investigation into the mysterious death of Vikrant Nagaich who was a 3rd-year law student of the National Law University, Jodhpur. While allowing the writ petition filed by Neetu Kumar Nagaich, the mother of the deceased student, the top court made certain significant observations regarding the circumstances of the student’s death, which happened in 2017.Next Storylast_img read more