Tesco rapped over Asda claim

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Sweden appoints match-fixing coordinator for re-regulation

first_img Lotteriinspektionen also sets out new responsible gambling requirements Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 17th October 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Topics: Legal & compliance Strategy Email Address Sweden appoints match-fixing coordinator for re-regulation Legal & compliance Swedish regulator Lotteriinspektionen has named Katarina Abrahamsson as its first match-fixing coordinator and also set out various new responsible gambling requirements as part of the re-regulation of the national market. Abrahamsson (pictured), who took office this week, has been working as a lawyer for the regulator, having previously spent time as a coordinator for Swedish energy watchdog Energimarknadsinspektionen. In her new role, Abrahamsson will lead a new council tasked with leading the organisation’s efforts to clamp down on match-fixing across all sports. The match-fixing council will feature representatives from the public prosecutor, the police and both the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Social Affairs. Other individuals due to sit on the council include representatives for sporting bodies and trade organisations that represent licence-holders in Sweden. Patrik Gustavsson, operations manager for the regulator, said: “Katarina has extensive experience from previously coordinating issues between authorities and organisations, but also from working both nationally and internationally with regulation and coordination issues. “Through new regulations introduced in the Gaming Act, the Lotteriinspektionen hopes that police and prosecutors will now have better opportunities to claim manipulation of events with regard to game results.” Confirmation of the new role and council comes as Sweden prepares to launch its re-regulated market on January 1. A number of gaming operators have applied for licences in the country, but the regulator this month warned some may be delayed due to errors made by operators in application documents.Companies that obtain licences will have to adhere to a host of new rules and regulations, including responsible gambling requirements set out this week by the Lotteriinspektionen. These include licensed operators featuring certain logos on their platforms, with links through to relevant tools and resources. Such services will include a self-test where punters can see if they are playing too much, as well as the option to limit deposits and logon time, and exclude themselves from playing. The Lotteriinspektionen has said that these logos must be placed at the top of all websites and relevant mobile applications, as well as on ATM terminals inside casinos.Image: Lotteriinspektionenlast_img read more

Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Palestinian president meets Christian leaders

first_imgPalestinian president meets Christian leaders Posted Jan 17, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Ian Montgomery says: Anglican Communion, Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL January 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm Dear Sir or Madam,Erratum?Though it is true that the Moderator bears the honorific title ‘Rt. Rev’d during his term, I would be surprised to learn that an ecclesial body without an Episcopal order of ministry had recently named a Bishop to its highest office. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service From left, Bishop David Arnott, Bishop William Kenney, President Mahmoud Abbas, Archbishop Rowan Williams and Archbishop Patrick Kelly during a Jan. 17 meeting at Lambeth Palace. PHOTO/Marcin Mazur, CCN[Lambeth Palace] Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 17 met with representatives of Christian churches in the United Kingdom, led by the Archbishop of Liverpool Patrick Kelly and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, and moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Bishop David Arnott.The meeting, which took place at Lambeth Palace, discussed the plight of Christians in the Holy Land and an overview of the political situation affecting the ongoing peace process. Abbas said that the resumption of talks in the context of the Arab spring offered a rare opportunity that needed to be grasped now or it would be missed forever.“Having worshipped in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, I have seen the struggle of the Palestinian people in the very basics of living but also their deep desire for a negotiated peace between the peoples who share the land. I urge everyone to grasp this opportunity,” Arnott said.“Last week as part of the Holy Land Coordination, where we shared our faith with the Christian communities, we witnessed the effects of occupation and insecurity on the people of this land. There is an urgent need for strong and creative leadership in order to address the core issues of this long conflict. The people’s desperate yearning for peace needs to be fulfilled and this meeting today with President Abbas reinforced our determination,” said Kelly, who was representing the international affairs department of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference.“We continue to share the hopes of the Palestinian leadership for a lasting and just peace in the Holy Land, and we pray for the courage on all sides to break the current deadlock. Young people in Israel and in the Palestinian territories long for justice and stability and they must not be let down. We were deeply grateful to President Abbas for taking time to share with us his concerns and aspirations,” said Williams. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Israel-Palestine, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments (1) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Faith & Politics, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Middle East Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

Running shoes with extra power

first_img Tagged with: Events Running shoes with extra power Sue Ryder Care is calling runners across the country to join its running team. The health and social care charity offers a personalised service to all runners who have secured their own place at one of the most popular half-marathon races – the Great North Run – and would like extra help to make sure the day will be an unforgettable one.Fiona Chilton, Running and Challenge Events Coordinator at Sue Ryder Care, commented: “The race is fast approaching – it takes place on Sunday 19 September – and if you have not thought about running for a charity, there is still plenty of time to join our running team. We are here to help you with training advice and tips, all runners also receive a running vest. On the day we will be there to support you all the way through the race with our fantastic ‘cheering team’ and after the race with our in-house physiotherapists to soothe those aching muscles”.Sue Ryder Care has a dedicated running support team and look after its runners from the sign-up to the finishing line. David Procter, who took place in last year’s event, added: “I wanted to take on the challenge of the Great North Run and see how far I could get. I have run it in the past, but I never thought of running the race for a charity.To be part of the Sue Ryder Care team was a great experience. I was unsure about raising money as I have always imagined it was difficult and time consuming. But it was quite easy and definitely good fun. I ended up involving work colleagues, family and friends and we all had a great time organising fundraising events whenever we had some spare time. The support I received from the Sue Ryder Care team was fantastic and it was the main reason I had gone from ‘never again’ to ‘ I can’t wait for next year’. I will recommend to anyone who has a place at the race to get in touch with the running team at Sue Ryder Care, it makes the experience a very special one”.All money raised through sponsorships help the charity continue to provide quality care for people living with end of life and long-term conditions including Cancer, Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease through its day care, respite, residential and community based services.Sue Ryder Care has a partnership with www.virginmoneygiving.com so runners can create their own online fundraising page, making it easy for friends and family to sponsor them.If you would like to receive more information or simply have an initial chat about how you could help, please contact Fiona Chilton on 0207 400 5552 or email [email protected] further information about Sue Ryder Care visit www.suerydercare.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 August 2010 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Smurfit Kappa turns its aid boxes into furniture for Edinburgh Direct Aid

About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 25 April 2018 | News “Smurfit Kappa came up with an impressive solution in the form of these specially designed boxes and it’s the first time we’ve used anything like this. In general, the camps are not well resourced so having a source of furniture will make a difference.”To date, Smurfit Kappa has donated 10,000 boxes to Edinburgh Direct Aid. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  113 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Donated goods environment Smurfit Kappa turns its aid boxes into furniture for Edinburgh Direct Aid  114 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has identified a sustainable new use for its aid boxes, which it is turning into furniture for refugee camps.The boxes are used by Scottish charity Edinburgh Direct Aid to send clothes and other essential items to refugee camps. Smurfit Kappa design teams from the UK and the Netherlands were given the brief of making the corrugated boxes, which would previously have been recycled after use, dual purpose.The teams looked at how the boxes could be designed to facilitate easy conversion into stackable stools, storage chests and desks. The boxes are printed with instructions in local languages, can be easily assembled and are designed to cope with changing climatic conditions.Stephen Cawdell, Technical Design Manager at Smurfit Kappa Northampton, said:“We read about how refugees around the world are suffering when they’re forced to flee their homes and how much they depend on these camps, so we were keen to help. The furniture made from our boxes is sturdy enough to be kept outside and the desks are very useful for use in temporary schools that have been set up in some refugee camps.”Speaking about the partnership with Smurfit Kappa, Denis Rutovitz, Chairman at Edinburgh Direct Aid, said: Advertisement read more

Pasadena Armenian Church of the Nazarene: Youth Ministry

first_img Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Faith & Religion News Pasadena Armenian Church of the Nazarene: Youth Ministry Published on Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 2:41 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Pasadena Armenian Church of the Nazarene welcomes all youth from the fifth grade to senior high to its Youth Ministries.“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12The church is dedicated to teach the Word of God and have a passion for the youth to have a faith grounded in Jesus Christ! Your son/daughter will experience God through various activities ranging from homeless outreaches, worship, prayer walks, camps, Bible studies, small groups, and fellowship with believers.PACN is committed to a lifestyle after God’s heart.Time and Place for Meetings:The Youth Ministries are administered by Rev. Johnny Der-Yeghiayan, Rev. Paul Ekmekjian, Jimmy Der-Yeghiayan, Sam Doctorian. They either meet in the Seeley Center and/or basketball court.• Sunday, 9:30 AM Worship, Sanctuary• Sunday, 11:00 AM Seeley Center• Wednesday, 6:00 PM Youth Worship Team Practice• Wednesday, 6:30 – 9 PM Fellowship, Bible study• Friday, 6:00 PM Youth Worship Team Practice• Friday, 7 – 10 PM Games, Fellowship, DevotionActivities During the Year:• Prayer Walk• Youth Banquets• Bible Quiz Nights• Jr. High/Elementary Day Out• Harvest Crusade• 30 Hour Famine• Auction Nights• Film Ministry• Christmas Program• Winter Camp• Summer Camp• Testimony Nights• Flag Football• Homeless Outreach• Angel Tree Outreach• To Save A Life Outreach• Beach Trip/Bonfire• House Bible Studies• Disneyland• Sports Picnic• Harvest Festival• Fundraising Dinners• Thanksgiving Potluck• Night of Champions• VBS• Caroling• Bring Your Own Parent• Video Scavenger Hunt• Prayer/Homeless Ministry• Nazarene District Events• Senior High Camp• District Children’s Camp• YouthFest• ELEV8Pasadena Armenian Church of the Nazarene, 1500 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 398-8108 or visit www.pacnlive.org.center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Business News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newslast_img read more

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_imgCommunity News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 17, 2016 | 3:38 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week:Bella (A406783) is a one-year-old, spayed female, tricolor Chihuahua mix who can’t get enough of your lap! Although she can be a bit shy when she first meets you, she quickly warms up into a very affectionate dog. She loves being pet, and once she’s comfortable, she’ll look to sit on your lap and kiss your face. This smart girl loves treats and is more than happy to show off her sit command for one. Bella has gotten along well with other small dogs on trips out on our Mobile Unit. If you’re looking for a calm, sweet pooch to warm your lap and your heart, you and Bella might just be a perfect match.The adoption fee for dogs is $125 and includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A406783, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Top of the News Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Hoygi (A406773) is a one-year-old, neutered male, white kitty with one striking blue eye. Earlier this month, a good Samaritan found him walking alone down a city street with only one eye to look out for himself. They brought him in to PHS, and he’s now comfortable and safe while he looks for his forever home. This affectionate boy has quickly won over our staff with his loving personality. Whether he’s on the prowl for some head rubs or looking for a warm lap to curl up in, Hoygi is irresistibly sweet. Stop by PHS to visit this special kitty; we know you’ll fall in love.The adoption fee for cats is $70, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A406773, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Foreclosure Avoidance Options for Distressed Homeowners

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Foreclosure Avoidance Options for Distressed Homeowners The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post ACLU Foreclosure Foreclosure Alternatives Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program Property Taxes tax foreclosure United Community Housing Coalition 2018-07-07 David Wharton Previous: The Rise and Stall of Zero Net Energy Homes Next: The Week Ahead: American Consumers and Debt About Author: David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: ACLU Foreclosure Foreclosure Alternatives Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program Property Taxes tax foreclosure United Community Housing Coalition Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Avoidance Options for Distressed Homeowners Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Subscribe July 7, 2018 3,637 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Thanks to a July 3 settlement in a two-year-old class-action suit, Michigan homeowners now have new options when faced with foreclosures due to unpaid property taxes. The terms of the settlement will allow distressed homeowners to avoid foreclosure by paying $1,000, or by working with the United Community Housing Coalition to work out a zero-interest payment plan. The settlement also makes it easier for homeowners to apply for the Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program, a poverty tax exemption program.The case was originally brought by the ACLU, accusing Detroit and Wayne County of using inflated property tax values to calculate nonpayment of taxes. According to the ACLU, this led to tens of thousands of improper property tax foreclosures, with black communities bearing much of the brunt.“This agreement will hopefully mark the beginning of the end of the worst tax foreclosure crises since the Great Depression,” said Michael Steinberg, legal director of the ACLU of Michigan. Steinberg also suggested that the changes would also help make a dent in Detroit’s large accumulation of abandoned zombie properties by keeping more homeowners in their homes in the first place.Eli Savit, aide to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, told Courthouse News, “I think it’s just a big win for everybody. It really moves the ball and allows us to work together to keep people in their homes. We’re just really happy with the outcome and we’re looking forward to moving forward together.”Detroit will also be required to notify all homeowners whose homes are worth $95,000 that they might be eligible for relief. Homeowners already facing foreclosure will have until a July 13 deadline to see if they meet the requirements to apply for the program. The city will also have first right of refusal to purchase the homes of homeowners in foreclosure before they end up going to auction.A recent report by the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures found that, between the years of 2009-2015, “anywhere between 55 percent to 85 percent of properties were being assessed in violation of the Michigan Constitution.” Detroit News reported that “the Wayne County treasurer foreclosed on about 100,000 Detroit properties for unpaid property taxes from 2011 through 2015.”last_img read more

Allahabad HC Rejects Shahjahanpur Law Student’s Application Imputing Bias On Part Of SIT [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesAllahabad HC Rejects Shahjahanpur Law Student’s Application Imputing Bias On Part Of SIT [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 April 2020 7:41 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday rejected an application moved by the Shahjahanpur law student, alleging bias on part of the SIT that had investigated her rape case and also the extortion case filed against her. In a detailed judgment, a bench comprising Justices Manoj Misra and Deepak Verma expressed its satisfaction on the way the state-appointed SIT had investigated the…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?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday rejected an application moved by the Shahjahanpur law student, alleging bias on part of the SIT that had investigated her rape case and also the extortion case filed against her. In a detailed judgment, a bench comprising Justices Manoj Misra and Deepak Verma expressed its satisfaction on the way the state-appointed SIT had investigated the cases and dismissed the allegations of bias. “We are satisfied that the investigating agency has duly investigated all aspects and after thorough investigation has submitted police report under section 173(2) CrPC in both the cases. Hence, no further action is required in these proceedings,” the bench held. This is the same bench which was appointed at the direction of the Supreme Court, to monitor the investigation being conducted by the SIT. Background The law student who has accused former Union minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of sexual harassment was later booked on the charges of extortion in a cross FIR filed by Chinmayanand. Investigation in both the cases was conducted by a SIT headed by Naveen Arora, Inspector General of Grievances, and a final report was submitted before the trial court in Lucknow. Arguments & Findings The student had moved the High Court against the SIT investigation highlighting the biased approach of the SIT which according to her conducted the entire investigation under the influence of prime accused Chinmayanand, who enjoys “political clout” in the ruling party. She highlighted that the investigating agency proceeded with a view to “find out faults” in the case set up by her against Chinmayanad and therefore the investigation stood vitiated. Dispelling these allegations, the division bench held that the investigating agency had “duly investigated” all aspects in the matter. It held that the SIT opposed Chinmayanand’s bail application “tooth and nail”, which resulted in its rejection by the court of sessions. Thus, it could not be said that the investigating agency was biased. (Chinamyanand was released on bail by the Allahabad High Court in February this year on the order of Justice Justice Rahul Chaturvedi, who made stray remarks on the case and said “both used each other”.) The bench also clarified that since a FIR had been registered against the law student for extortion, the SIT was “under an obligation” to investigate the matter keeping both sets of allegations in mind. Thus, it could not be said that the SIT proceeded with a view to find her faults. SIT tried to malign the law student She had alleged that the SIT focused on the extortion case to malign her image in the public. She pointed out that the press conference held by the SIT to demonstrate that she was involved in extortion not only infringed upon her right to privacy but also maligned her image in public so as to “break her spirit”. In response to this argument, the bench said that merely because press conferences were held it would not mean that the investigation is tainted or was biased. It remarked that “in sensitive matters it may become inevitable to apprise the media about developments.” And while it cautioned that investigating agencies must “exercise restraint” and restrict the conference just to disclose the status of the investigation, the same will not affect the legality of the investigation. “A detailed conference disclosing material and opinion may result in prejudging the issue and may also have serious repercussions on the safety of the victim, accused and the witnesses,” the bench cautioned. Chinmayanand was offered ‘special treatment’ She had also alleged that Chinmayanand was offered special treatment by the SIT and was accorded a celebrity treatment in the jail as if he was a “State Guest”. Her lawyer pointed out that the police made no effort to recover the mobile phones of Chinmayanand through which he made objectionable recordings of the law student and only those mobile phones were taken from Chinmayanand which he tendered for examination. “Thus, it is clear that the investigating agency did not pursue the investigation with due diligence,” the law student had argued. On this aspect the court held that “merely because a mobile instrument was not recovered would not suggest that the investigation was not conducted properly.” In fact, the court went on to note that the mobile instruments that were taken from the accused were sent for forensic examination to find out whether any such clip was present or was deleted. As per the affidavit filed by the Government, no such clip or its deletion was found. Dilution of Charges against Chinmayanand The law student also raised the issue of “dilution of charges” as Chinmayanand was charged with Section 376C of IPC and not Section 376. (Section 376C criminalizes sexual intercourse by a person in authority and provides for a punishment of 5 to 10 years. Section 376 on the other hand, punishes rape with a maximum punishment of life imprisonment) On this issue, the High Court held that the investigating agency is “free to form its own opinion” as regards the offence found committed. It clarified that such opinion is not “binding” on the court and the court can form its own opinion as regards the offence found committed and can accordingly charge the accused on the basis of material collected during the course of investigation. “Charge can be altered even after commencement of trial on the basis of evidence received during the course of trial. Hence, it would not be appropriate on our part to comment at this stage upon the opinion formed by the investigating agency with regard to the nature of the offence committed by the accused,” the bench said. SIT assaulted law student’s family The student also informed the court that her family was harassed and assaulted by the police, at the direction of the SIT. Citing certain instances, she had pointed out that both her mother and father were mercilessly beaten by the SIT during interrogation and were exhorted to confess that they were involved in extortion. Pertinently, she submitted that her family could not get medical examination conducted anywhere as they were under “constant vigil” of the SIT and thus urged for court’s leave to place on record certain mobile photographs, demonstrating the injuries suffered by her family. Accordingly, she had sought for constitution of a fresh investigation team to look into her case. She had also prayed for an appropriate action against the officials of the existing SIT for adopting a biased approach against her and assaulting her family members. “It appears that the entire effort of the investigating agency was to reduce the gravity of the allegation made against the accused Chinmayanand and to demonstrate that the victim herself had been guilty. It has been submitted that such an approach on the part of the investigating agency has vitiated the entire investigation and therefore fresh investigation team should be constituted and investigation should be carried out afresh,” the law student’s Advocate Swetashwa Agarwal had submitted. Rejecting this submission the court held that there was no medical evidence to support the allegations of assault. “The photographs of the face of the mother of Miss A are not such from which any definite conclusion with regard to her custodial torture could be drawn. We are therefore, in these proceedings, not in a position to form a definite opinion as regards custodial torture of Miss A and her family,” the court observed. Under these circumstances, the application was dismissed with a clarification that “any observations made in this order would not preclude the concerned court, which is seized of the matter after taking cognizance on the police report, from passing any such order which it may deem fit and proper in accordance with law.” Case Details: Case Title: In Re Missing Of An LLM Student At Swami Shukdevanand Law College (SS Law College) v. State of UP Case No.: Crl. Misc. WP No. 21181/2019 Quorum: Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Deepak Verma Appearance: Advocates Deba Siddiqui and Swetashwa Agarwal (for Petitioner); Govt Advocates Manish Singh and Rajrshi Gupta (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more