Barratt sees sales slow in tough market

first_img Share Tags: NULL Barratt sees sales slow in tough market Barratt Developments has reported an autumn slowdown in house reservations as economic uncertainty continues to weigh on buyers.Net private reservations per active site stood at 0.45 compared with 0.55 in the period a year ago, as buyers took longer to commit. The company said last month’s spending review had drained some confidence from the market. Chief executive Mark Clare said: “Whilst the autumn selling season has been weaker than anticipated, our encouraging performance on price is expected to drive margin growth for the year.”Barratt, Britain’s fourth-largest housebuilder by market value, said the total average selling price on completions rose 9% to £180,000 between July 1 and November 14 Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Wednesday 17 November 2010 4:27 amcenter_img John Dunne whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Lifemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapplast_img read more

Pennsylvania Farmhouse / Cutler Anderson Architects

first_img Photographs Lead Architects: ArchDaily United States Projects “COPY” Photographs:  David Sundberg / ESTO Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Stuv, Thermador, Cardinal Lo-e, Reveal Designs Year:  Pennsylvania Farmhouse / Cutler Anderson Architects Structural Engineer: center_img Architects: Cutler Anderson Architects Area Area of this architecture project General Contractor: Construction Supervisor:Frank TruncaliCity:LakewoodCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTORecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Located on a 250-acre family farm in northeastern Pennsylvania, this 4 bedroom residence was designed to function for a large family. There was a strong desire to fit into the cultural context of Pennsylvania farming community, and the owners wanted to build a residence that was sustainable for the long term.Save this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTOTo that end, the architects attempted to design a building that from a distance appeared to be a typical Pennsylvania farmhouse ‘box’. The building was designed with large rolling screens that cut 80% of the solar gain, while still allowing good day lighting. Anecdotally, these have cut the summer interior temperatures by as much as 20 degrees F.Save this picture!SectionThe heat source is a deep-well heat exchanger backed up with a wood-fired boiler that is fueled with ‘deadfall’ from the forest on the farm. The building itself is highly insulated and the south-facing high-performance glass reduces radiant heat loss while allowing a substantive solar gain in the ‘low sun’ winter months.Save this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTOProject gallerySee allShow lessRafael Viñoly-Designed Ritz-Carlton Tower to Rise in New York CityArchitecture NewsHow One Concrete Manufacturer Helps Architects Reduce Project Costs With An In-House…Articles Share James Cutler, Meghan Griswold “COPY” Jerome Madden of Madden Baughman Engineering CopyHouses•Lakewood, United States Breig Bros. Inc. Pennsylvania Farmhouse / Cutler Anderson ArchitectsSave this projectSavePennsylvania Farmhouse / Cutler Anderson ArchitectsSave this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTO+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 CopyAbout this officeCutler Anderson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLakewoodUnited StatesPublished on August 17, 2017Cite: “Pennsylvania Farmhouse / Cutler Anderson Architects” 17 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?宾夕法尼亚州农舍 / Cutler Anderson事务所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

Mandy Johnson is new CEO at Small Charities Coalition

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Mandy Johnson is new CEO at Small Charities Coalition  96 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  95 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Recruitment / people small charitiescenter_img Howard Lake | 26 May 2017 | News Small Charities Coalition has appointed Mandy Johnson as its new Chief Executive Officer. She takes up the role in August 2017, replacing John Barrett who is stepping down after having served as Acting CEO and then CEO since 2014.Johnson brings fundraising, marketing and business development experience to the role, having worked for, Cancer Research UK, National Childbirth Trust and Marie Curie.She also holds voluntary board roles with Mind in Mid Herts, War on Want, the Institute of Fundraising South East & London group and Charity Women.In 2016 she was voted in the UK’s top ten most influential people in fundraising by readers of ‘Fundraising’ Magazine.About Small Charities CoalitionSmall Charities Coalition has over 7,650 members, and exists to champion all small charities, whether registered or not. It defines a small charity as one which has an annual income of less than £1 million. It collaborates with individuals and organisations in all sectors to provide small charities with support and development in the form of skill sharing, training and resources.Mandy Johnson said of her appointment: “Small charities need an umbrella organisation which can enable them to fight their corner, offer a reassuring hand, and provide opportunities to face obstacles with a united voice.”She described it as a delight and privilege to work for the organisation, and thanked John Barrett and his colleagues for building strong foundations.Julia Kaufmann, Chair of SCC, added: “This is an exciting time for the charity as we enter into a new strategic review period, positioning us to respond to existing and future challenges for small charities. We are pleased Mandy will be joining us to lead this work, and are looking forward to the future under her leadership.” 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Journalist arrested, authorities urged to respect his rights

first_img October 28, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested, authorities urged to respect his rights GreeceEurope – Central Asia The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Follow the news on Greece Help by sharing this information News News RSF_en April 29, 2021 Find out more After learning that the journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was arrested this morning, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the Greek authorities to respect all of his rights Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further GreeceEurope – Central Asia ——-28 October 2012 – Leaked list of suspected tax evaders prompts arrest warrantReporters Without Borders is deeply concerned by the arrest warrant that was issued yesterday for Kostas Vaxevanis, the editor of the weekly Hot Doc and producer of the national TV programme Koutis Tis Pandoras (Pandora’s Box), after he published a list of around 2,000 suspected tax evaders with Swiss bank accounts.Published in the latest issue of Hot Doc, the list is of unclear origin but is known as the Lagarde List because it is said to closely match a list which then French finance minister Christine Lagarde gave to her Greek counterpart in 2010. It has been the subject of contradictory statements by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, finance minister Yannis Stournaras and other officials.”We are particularly disturbed by the speed with which the authorities issued this arrest warrant. Vaxevanis is not a dangerous criminal and could have just been questioned. The pressure that the warrant puts on this journalist is clearly disproportionate. This excessive procedure also encourages the blackout that the authorities apparently want to impose on coverage of this case, which – although sensitive – is undeniably a subject of public interest.”If the authorities go ahead and arrest Vaxevanis, we insist that a lawyer is present from the very first moment and that all of his rights are respected. It cannot be any other way in a European Union member country. We also point out that Vaxevanis has very right to insist on the need to protect his sources.”Follow Kostas Vaxevanis on Twitter : @KostasVaxevanis Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom February 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Press Council’s restoration would be “dangerous step backwards”

first_imgThe Tamil newspaper Uthayan has meanwhile again been the target of threats and violence. Yesterday in Jaffna, men armed with machetes forced an Uthayan distributor to burn the copies of the newspaper that he was about to distribute. They also destroyed copies of the Tamil newspaper Valampuri. to go further Sri LankaAsia – Pacific M. Vithyatharan, the editor of Sudar Oli, a Colombo-based daily linked to Uthayan, also received two threatening phone calls after refusing to print the communiqué. News Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the impact on press freedom of a government decision to restore the former Press Council, which will have the power to pass jail sentences on journalists and newspaper publishers. The decision comes amid continuing tension between the authorities and renewed threats against Jaffna-based Tamil newspapers. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information “A press council can be a useful tool for managing relations between the media and the public,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But as it is, this council represents more of a threat than a solution. Sri Lanka was one of the first countries in Asia to decriminalise press offences. Now the government wants turn the clock back and impose controls that that will be a permanent threat hanging over the media. We urge the government to liberalise the 1973 law before reintroducing the Press Council.” More details on the Press Council Reporters Without Borders urges the judicial authorities to withdraw all the proceedings against this press group. Reporters Without Borders calls on the police to identify those responsible for the threats and to provide Vithyatharan with protection. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists July 15, 2020 Find out more Eight Sri Lanka groups that defend press freedom, including the Editors Guild of Sri Lanka, have written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa voicing concern about the Press Council’s return, calling it a “ill-advised decision.” The letter reminded the president that he had himself defended the decriminalisation of press offences to parliament in 2002. Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific June 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press Council’s restoration would be “dangerous step backwards” RSF_en Receive email alerts Members of Uthayan’s staff said this was a reprisal for its refusal to publish a statement issued by a hitherto unknown group calling itself the Tamil United Force to Safeguard the Country. The newspaper refused to print it because it could not identify its authors. News News January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena confirmed on 24 June that the government plans to revive the Press Council, which was created in 1973 and then suspended in 2002. He said the decision was taken after a parliamentary committee “discovered” that the government was still paying for the council every though it was not doing anything. The media meanwhile set up a Press Complaints Commission after 2002 that mediates in disputes between members of the public and the media. Follow the news on Sri Lanka The president’s brother, defence minister Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has publicly voiced regret that Sri Lanka abolished jail sentences for press offences. He brought a libel suit against the Leader Publications newspaper group that led to the group being ordered to publish absolutely no report about him. The Sunday Leader nonetheless did print a profile of him last month ( and as a result its editors have been ordered to appear in court on a contempt charge in July. News Under the 1973 law creating the council, the president appoints its six members, who include a representative of journalist organisations and a representative of the media owners. Some Colombo-based media have said the writer Somarathna Balasooriya could be named to head the council, which can impose heavy fines on journalists and media found guilty of defamation or insult, and even prison sentences in the most serious cases.last_img read more

Reporters without Borders not satisfied with replies from the Pentagon and the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission

first_img April 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters without Borders not satisfied with replies from the Pentagon and the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission Follow the news on Iraq to go further News December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders urged Sir Keith in a letter today to “ask the United States directly and indeed publicly about its intentions towards the Commission.” The Commission is not authorised to investigate complaints on its own initiative, but it can approach the accused parties to ask them to discuss the charges. News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today accused the US Defense Department and the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission of not taking seriously requests for a proper search to be made for two journalists missing in Iraq for the past month – French cameraman Fred Nerac and Lebanese interpreter Hussein Osman, both of the British TV network Independent Television News (ITN). Replies from the two bodies were very inadequate and even dismissive about the journalists, it said, and showed no interest in investigating the case, much less punishing those responsible.”The Pentagon’s reply is couched in such generalities and platitudes that one can easily conclude that the US Army has no intention of making any serious enquiry into the various incidents that led to the death of at least four journalists,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The word ‘investigation’ or the names of the journalists killed did not figure anywhere in the letter. This indifference and clear lack of intent to punish those responsible for the errors that led to their deaths – if indeed they were errors – gives an appalling image of the US-British forces, who supposedly waged this war in the name of freedom and democracy.”US assistant secretary of defense for public affairs Victoria Clarke deplored the death of journalists in a 14 April letter. She said warnings to journalists to be careful did not absolve US forces of their “obligation to exercise caution. Indeed we have gone to extraordinary lengths in Iraq to avoid civilian casualties. But unfortunately, even our best efforts will not prevent some innocents from getting caught in the crossfire. I can assure you that journalists and other innocent civilians are never targeted intentionally.”The letter concludes by saying that “war is by its very nature tragic and sad. A compassionate country has an obligation to wage it as humanely as possible, and that is exactly what we are doing.”Sir Kenneth Keith, president of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission, whose job is to monitor violations of the Geneva Conventions, sent one reply to two letters from Reporters Without Borders. This was no more satisfactory than the one from the Pentagon.”The Commission has not failed to notice,” he said, “that some actions of the parties to the conflict have reached a degree of gravity that would justify an investigation” by the Commission. However, he could do nothing because “despite the appeals of some international organisations to the parties to the conflict to permit a body to monitor the respect for international humanitarian law during the armed conflict or to resort to the services of the Commission, I have not been made aware of any interest on the part of the parties to the conflict in this respect.”The Commission was set up in 1991 under the First Additional Protocol of the Geneva Conventions but has never carried out any investigations because as well as being petitioned, it requires the parties complained of to accept its jurisdiction. These conditions have never been met. December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders accused the US Defense Department and theInternational Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission of ignoring its demandsfor a proper search for two journalists missing in southern Iraq for thepast month – Fred Nerac (see photo) and Hussein Osman, both of the BritishTV network ITN. Replies from the two bodies showed no interest ininvestigating various deaths, including those of at least four journalists,much less punishing those responsible. February 15, 2021 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en last_img read more

Mayor Gordo to Recommend Expanding Redistricting Task Force

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena In response to local concerns by residents regarding the diversity of a local task force that will use Census data to redraw city council district borders, Mayor Victor Gordo told Pasadena Now on Wednesday he will ask the City Council to increase the number of seats on the task force.Every 10 years the City Council is mandated to use population data from the census to determine if any adjustments need to be made to council district boundaries.Typically, the City Council appoints a Redistricting Task Force to recommend new borders to council districts.On Monday, the mayor and the city’s seven council members appointed mostly affluent white residents to the task force, which raised some eyebrows among local residents.“After reviewing the individual councilmember appointments to the Redistricting Task Force, I am recommending that my council colleagues suggest names and support my nomination of three additional at large members to the task force in order to better reflect the diversity of our City,” Gordo said.“This will ensure all voices are at the table on a matter as important as the redrawing of Council District lines. It will also allow us to move swiftly in order that the Redistricting Task Force may begin its important work immediately.”It was not immediately known when the matter will appear on the City Council agenda.“Kudos to Mayor Gordo for not just acknowledging but acting on the need for diversity in the redistricting commission makeup,” said former District 1 City Councilmember Jacque Robinson. “I hope the council follows his lead and agrees to the addition of members.”Gordo, who initially had two picks, nominated local residents Rita Moreno and Vince Farhat.Along with Moreno and Farhat, Councilmembers John Kennedy and Felicia Williams appointed former Mayor Terry Tornek and former Councilmember Margaret McAustin, respectively.In District 1, Councilmember Tyron Hampton appointed David Coher. District 4 Councilmember Gene Masuda appointed Donald C. Nanney. In District 5, Councilmember Jessica Rivas appointed Jordan Vannini, District 6 Councilmember Steve Madison appointed Geoff Baum, and in District 7 Vice Mayor Andy Wilson appointed Francis Chen.The appointments were made as the city prepares to seat a police oversight commission, which is one of the most diverse commissions in the city.“Communities of interest are at risk of being left extremely vulnerable in the redistricting process when representation is absent,” said Patrice Marshall McKenzie, who interviewed for a spot on the police oversight commission on Monday.The redistricting plan must be submitted by Dec. 15. The council must hold at least four public hearings before approving the map.In 2012, the City Council voted 6-1 to shift the districts slightly, resulting in the exchange of about 1,392 people from one district to another.It was not yet known how much the lines would be redrawn.According to information released on Monday, Census data showed the state’s growth slowing dramatically. The slowdown resulted in the loss of one state congressional seat.The city first drew district lines in 1980, after the city’s election system was changed from citywide runoffs to district only elections. This paved the way for the election of minority candidates and a greater emphasis on neighborhood concerns.In the 10-year period between 1980 and 1990, the city’s population increased by 11%, becoming more racially and ethnically diverse.According to the city’s website, during that time the Hispanic population increased to 27.3% of the total city population by 1990.In 1993, district lines were redrawn based on census data to increase voting opportunities for the city’s growing Latino population, which eventually led to Gordo’s election.That same year, the name for Pasadena’s elected representatives was officially changed from Board of Directors, a term associated with corporations to the City Council.Gordo said local residents don’t have to be appointed to have their say on redistricting.Although Gordo will recommend the task force be expanded, he called on other residents to attend the public meetings during the process.“All residents are encouraged to actively participate in the redistricting process and make their voices heard by attending public hearings and providing comments to the task force,” Gordo said. 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OC staying on its toes

first_imgSportsCollegeLocal NewsEducation Odessa College Logo Odessa College is virtual this week, but will resume face-to-face and hybrid classes Tuesday. The campus will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The decision was made because of increased travel and gatherings during the holidays. Vice President for Instruction Tramaine Anderson said when COVID-19 first hit in March 2020, all instruction was moved online and OC was prepared for it. Some students in Career and Technical Education were brought back because some of their learning was hands on. “We did all of our guidelines. We studied; we did our research with the guidelines so we were in practice of bringing back some students in smaller capacity, but doing online and small face-to-face (classes),” Anderson said. “In the fall, we did the same thing. Simultaneously, faculty was teaching here on campus. They had a … limited number of students in the classroom. And then other students would at that time, also be able to be taught online at the time of the course. So we had that split through the fall. But as you know, numbers increased. … We knew that people would be traveling, people would be gathering together and you know, really studying how the virus worked with super spreading and all of that aspect, we knew that we needed to have those times when we were virtual and we did that after the Thanksgiving holiday. We were completely virtual after the holiday all the way to the end of the semester,” Anderson said. She added that faculty was prepared, did their research and made their learning plans all the way out to the end of the fall semester. “… We knew after the winter break, through the new year, people would travel and all of that, but our first week of classes for the spring semester has been virtual. That’s what they’re on now. They’re in virtual learning with online courses. The second week, we’ll be doing the remote live the safe learning option. … That means that some students will come to campus one day; then the other day, they’ll be online. We are still going to continue to use that process that we did in the fall,” Anderson said. She added that there isn’t really a playbook for this. “We call it a pivot plan. … We have a COVID-19 Task Force, led by Jacqui Gore (executive director of advancement). … It’s made up of OC employees. We have had input from our staff, our faculty in the Allied Health areas, those that (have) boots on the ground that are teaching face-to-face,” Anderson said. She added that the facilities department has helped with safety protocols, cleaning supplies and sanitation. “… We’ve had all those folks on the task force that have helped us with making plans and making decisions on how we can bring students back safely; how we bring everyone back to campus safely,” she said. Director of Media Relations Cheri Dalton said as far as she knows most employees are back on campus. As far as switching learning environments from campus to hybrid or to remote, Anderson said she thinks OC has had a great campaign with everyone pitching in to communicate with students in all forms. Asked about upcoming semesters, Anderson said she has had conversations with other chief academic officers and vice presidents across Texas. “We’re already talking about fall ‘21 and what that’s going to look like,” Anderson said. “We’ve already begun to build our schedule for fall ‘21,” she said. A lot of people, Anderson said, are looking at vaccination rates. “… It’s like a domino effect. What happens on the state level, the national level, affects us at the local level. The good thing about it is we’re poised for anything that’s coming our way. We have plans,” Anderson added. She noted that OC and other colleges like to plan ahead, but things change daily with COVID-19. “… Especially for us in instruction, we plan our schedules in advance … We’re already thinking about spring 2022 because we have to plan our academic calendar. … But a part of our ethic, I would say, here at Odessa College is we’re going to thrive; we’re going to move through this process; we’re going to continue to keep going. And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing.” Dalton noted that students have been kept informed on multiple levels. “You’ve got it coming in from advisors. You’ve got it coming from faculty members. You’ve got it going out in emails. You’ve got it going out with calls. You can’t just make one call and think they’re going to be informed,” Dalton said. She noted that students have a chance to ask questions. WhatsApp Pinterest OC staying on its toes Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 13, 2021 Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Previous articleThe “big 7”: Top animals to spot in UgandaNext articlePermian ISDs receive $978 million in oil, gas property taxesCounties receive $334 million Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Gardai examine files at County House as part of expenses investigation

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts By News Highland – May 24, 2012 Gardai examine files at County House as part of expenses investigation It’s reported this morning that gardai recently spent over two hours examining files in the offices of Donegal County Council.The Donegal Democrat reports that some of the files were removed as part of the investigation, which is believed to centre on the expenses claims of one councillor.Gardai are confirming that the investigation is continuing, but won’t comment on its nature. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Twitter Previous articleMichaela trial hears claims of police brutality as admission statement is withdrawnNext articleSecurity alert ends in Creggan as man is due in court following bomb find on Monday News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+last_img read more

SC Refuses To Entertain Birla Family Petition Challenging Appointment Of Harsh Vardhan Lodha As Director

first_imgCorporateSC Refuses To Entertain Birla Family Petition Challenging Appointment Of Harsh Vardhan Lodha As Director Sanya Talwar12 May 2020 3:37 AMShare This – x While dismissing pleas challenging the re-instatement of Harsh Vardhan Lodha as Director of the MP Birla Group, the top court on Monday directed the matter to High Court of Calcutta for final determination.”The learned Single Judge shall decide upon the issue of jurisdiction, together with the applications for interim relief and render a final determination thereof. The learned…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?Login While dismissing pleas challenging the re-instatement of Harsh Vardhan Lodha as Director of the MP Birla Group, the top court on Monday directed the matter to High Court of Calcutta for final determination.”The learned Single Judge shall decide upon the issue of jurisdiction, together with the applications for interim relief and render a final determination thereof. The learned Single Judge shall endeavour to do so preferably within a period of one month of the receipt of a copy of this order”- Supreme CourtA bench of Justices DY Chandrachud & MR Shah took up the plea challenging order of Calcutta High Court allowing re-instatement of HV Lodha as Director of the MP Birla Group conglomerate.The Birla Family moved the Supreme Court despite an order by a two-judge division bench of the Calcutta High Court asking the probate court to hear them afresh. However, the HC had allowed group companies Vindhya Telelinks and Birla Cable to reappoint Lodha as a director if the shareholders approve it, and also pay dividends to the shareholders of Birla Corporation and Vindhya Telelinks.In another victory for the Lodhas, the court had also set aside the August 9, 2019, ruling of a single high court judge who prevented these companies from publishing the voting results of the last AGMs.The appellant, Arvind Kumar Newar moved the Supreme Court against this order dated May 4, 2020. While dismissing the SLP filed by the Birla Family, the bench further noted that it was “not inclined to entertain the Special Leave Petitions under Article 136 of the Constitution of India” The bench also clarified that respective companies ofthe conglomerate shall abide by the final order of the Single Judge bench and that shall reflect in their resolutions.The Birla Family has been in a legal tussle with the Lodha’s for control of the Rs. 5000 Crore Birla estate, the genesis of which goes back to 1982 in terms of mutual wills.Click Here To Download OrderRead Order to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more