E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgE.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast Africa Cables Limited manufactures electrical cables and conductors in Kenya and sells its products through retail outlets in East and Central Africa. The company produces utility cables which include aluminium overhead conductors for aerial transmission lines and service drop cables for secondary overhead transmission; feeders to residential homes; cables for power and lighting circuits; home electrical appliances; and armoured and non-armoured cables for electricity distribution. East Africa Cables also provides automotive cables for electrical harnesses, battery cables and ignition cables. Telecommunications and data cables sold by the company include structured cabling systems, LAN cables, fiber optic cables, aerial bundled cables, XLPE insulation products and halogen-free fire-retardant cables. East African Cables Limited is a subsidiary of Cable Holdings (Kenya) Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East Africa Cables Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Warren Gatland agrees to lead Lions to South Africa in 2021

first_img Warren Gatland agrees to lead Lions to South Africa in 2021Warren Gatland has verbally agreed a deal to take the British & Irish Lions on tour to South Africa in 2021. It will be the New Zealander’s third tour in a row as head coach.Although no paperwork has been signed yet, it is understood that terms have been agreed between the coach and the Lions officials. Gatland – who will leave his post as Wales boss at the conclusion of Rugby World Cup 2019 –will be handed the reigns again after his two successful previous trips, leading a winning tour of Australia in 2013 and a drawn series against the All Blacks in 2017.Gatland was also an assistant to Sir Ian McGeechan on the last Lions tour of South Africa, in 2009. Back in the saddle: Warren Gatland will be the Lions head coach again (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Kiwi has verbally accepted the head coach role for the third timecenter_img A start date for the coach has yet to be finalised, but it is likely that Gatland, currently in New Zealand, will get his feet under the desk a year out from the tour.Mucking in: Gatland working as an assistant in 2009 (Getty Images)First Gatland has the small matter of negotiating World Cup Pool D with Australia, Georgia, Fiji and Uruguay. Since taking the Welsh job in December 2007, Gatland has led his team to three Grand Slams, finished fourth at the 2011 World Cup and become the longest-serving coach in their history. Gatland also led Wasps to three Premiership titles, one European Challenge Cup and one Champions Cup win.Gatland also coached Ireland between 1998 and 2001. Before the deciding Test match of the last tour, in New Zealand, Gatland said of his charges: “You want those big moments in sport. The players have an opportunity to leave a legacy, to do something special. You don’t want those moments to pass you by.” It looks like the former hooker could not turn down another big moment with the Lions.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news in the world of rugby.last_img read more

Jim Turner suspended over remarks on Pulse Shooting

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I’m sorry. I don’t agree with this guy, so I don’t listen to him, but to suspend him due to his comments is censorship. Didn’t our fathers, grandfathers, and their fathers fight for our right to free speech? Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here It was the worst mass shooting in American history. On Sunday morning, 50 people were killed and 53 wounded at The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Two of the victims were from Apopka. The vast majority of the community came together to give blood, pray, mourn and grieve together for the victims and the first responders of this horrific event.However there was a dark side.This past Sunday evening and again on Monday morning, Jim Turner had a different reaction. The longtime host of “My Home Town” on the local radio station, WBZW 1520 AM, posted these remarks on Facebook:“Watch now as the news stations hang around at another homosexual hang out as if we’re supposed to feel sorry for sexual deviancy.”On Monday morning he posted this:“50 homosexuals die hanging out at some sorry bar. As per the World Health Organization, 3000 babies are murdered every day. I’ll make you a deal, I’ll go along with an out right ban of assault rifles if it also includes an out right ban on abortions, abortion doctors and abortion clinics.”By Tuesday community backlash had started.Jim Meadows, the Founder of The AHA Players, denounced Turner’s remarks in this Facebook post:“Jim Turner, host of “My Home Town” on the local radio station, WBZW 1520 AM, chose to post the following on Sunday, June 12, and Monday, June 13, on his FB page. It is because of Mr. Turner’s “opinions” and “position” that the AHA Players, Apopka Community Theater while under my direction will never again participate on Mr. Turner’s radio show. We do not wish to be associated with nor will we approve any promotion of our productions on WBZW as long this station supports a personality who holds such opinions.”Bill Files, the General Manager of Salem Media Group in Orlando (that owns WBZW 1520 AM) immediately suspended Turner for his comments.“This person (Turner) has been suspended and subject to review,” said Files. “He in no way speaks for the Salem Media Group. These were his own opinions posted on his personal Facebook page. We will not tolerate these type of comments.”These were not the first controversial remarks Turner has made about national issues. On June 4th, he posted these two comments on his Facebook page in reference to Muhammad Ali:“Cassius Clay FAILED to serve his country. Cassius Clay participated in a “sport”, the purpose of which is to deliberately injure another person. There is no “greatness” in that no matter how anybody tries to stretch it!”“What is “Greatness”? It is when you are called by your country to SERVE. It is when, in response to that call, you raise your right hand to answer that call! Making up some cowardly excuse to shirk that responsibility is simply that…cowardly! In the days ahead, always remember that!”And on June 2nd, he posted this on his Facebook page in reference to Prince:“So now the truth comes out. This “Prince” dies of a drug overdose. We’re supposed to feel sorry about this? Do you want to feel sorry? I can take you to a section of our town right this very second where kids are standing on the streets with no future. There’s drugs and crime there along with good people. That’s something to feel sorry about!!!”Turner was contacted by phone and was surprised by Meadow’s comments.“Anybody that knows me knows that I’m not bigoted. I don’t hate anybody. As a Christian I cannot hate anybody. There’s no prejudice in me.”Turner also confirmed that he deleted his personal  Facebook page, and will issue a statement later in the day. Censorship is not the same as censure. He is not being FORCED to withdraw his comments. He willingly did so because he realized that there would be backlash and he didn’t want to face it. Freedom of speech does not give you freedom from consequences from the things you say. It only protects you from the government imprisoning/prosecuting you for it. Other people and companies have every right to part ways with someone who speaks in ways that don’t agree with their company values and policies. 4 COMMENTS June 15, 2016 at 7:10 am Reply Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSJim TUrner Previous articleApopka CONA Formation Meeting is Tonight!Next articleOn This Day in History: Congress Chooses a Flag Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derek John MJcenter_img Reply June 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm June 14, 2016 at 1:29 pm Bosco Kyll Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gee, it’s seems this is the Village Voice! Jim Turner spoke the truth, which of course is considered by the all the idiots on the let as “hate speak!” No one cares what the aha players have to say or this bogus online rag. June 15, 2016 at 9:38 am Free speech for yourself and the company has the freedom to be represented the way it wants to be. So if it is made evident that someones views differ from that of the company image they have every right to no longer employ said employee. Same thing that happened with the whole Duck Dynasty thing. He had the right to explain his views and they had the right to get rid of him. Reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Brentford Lock West Housing / Mae Architects

first_imgCopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•Hounslow, United Kingdom Projects Save this picture!© Rory Gardiner+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920475/brentford-lock-west-housing-mae-architects Clipboard Gross Built Area:21,312s m2 (GEA)Principal Designer Design Stage:Appleyard & TrewPrincipal Designer Construction:Hasco EuropeClients:Waterside PlacesStructural Engineering:ExpeditionQs & Project Manager/Employers Agent Consultant:Tower EightFire Consultant:The Fire SurgeryQS:Tower EightProject Manager:Tower EightEmployers Agent:Tower EightCity:HounslowCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim CrockerRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Brentford Lock West is a large regeneration project on a former industrial site alongside the Grand Union Canal for Waterside Places. This second phase by Mæ adds a further 157 homes to the distinctive mixed-use masterplan, setting a new standard in quality housing within Brentford in west London. Holding the corners of each plot, six pavilion buildings are linked through rows of townhouses and bridge structures that form entrance portals and house further accommodation above. Reflecting the site’s industrial past, distinctive saw-tooth roofs mark the corners of the site while bringing light into upper floor homes.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerSave this picture!Typical Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rory GardinerA simple, yet robust material palette of blond brick, in-situ concrete and reconstituted stone complements the historic setting, harmonizes with the materiality of phase one, and ages gracefully. The urban feel of Commerce Road is emphasized by two six-story corner buildings which provide 99 new high-quality homes and two commercial units, establishing a strong, active frontage to the site. Rows of four-story townhouses define the eastern and western edges of the block, with each set back to create space for private front gardens and to allow sunlight to flood the street.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerPositioned along the water’s edge, the final block accommodates 42 units arranged around two cores within two five-story pavilions. A double-height foyer space defines the arrival point, providing residents with a spacious communal entrance while maintaining an important visual link between Durham Wharf Drive and the canal. The impressive space, with contemporary pendant lights set against exposed brick interiors, opens out onto the waterfront, providing the flexibility to host a multitude of community-focused events. Large loggia balconies define the waterfront facades, giving depth and material variety to this important elevation and extending the flow of the open-plan living rooms within.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerPenthouses embrace the distinctive roof, creating a rich living environment for top-floor residents with the profile providing light and lofty internal spaces. With financial viability improved through efficient use of space, the scheme provides a mixture of high-quality, lateral apartments, duplexes, penthouses and townhouses, of which 40% are designated for shared ownership. Flats are a dual aspect, each benefitting from generous balconies carefully orientated to maximize privacy, and to provide views either of the canals to the north, or of the city to the south.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerSave this picture!Site SectionsSave this picture!© Tim CrockerThe development defines a new ‘neighborhood street’; a shared pedestrian-orientated space, carefully designed to promote local interaction, walking, and cycling, with herringbone brick paving and wild planting helping to stitch the two phases together. Cantilevered balconies pick up the rhythm of phase one, bringing life and security to the street below. Placed at the heart of the scheme, a beautifully landscaped communal garden provides a high-quality amenity space for residents and passers-by alike. Completed at the end of 2018, phase two builds upon the success of phase one, providing unique yet contextual development and high-quality public realm to further establish the canal-side as a desirable place to live and visit.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerProject gallerySee allShow lessRobin Leroy’s Timeless Photographs of New CréteilArticlesAustrian Stadium is Transformed into Giant ForestArticlesProject locationAddress:Hounslow, England, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Tibbalds Area:  21312 m² Photographs Apartments Buro Happold “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMae ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseHounslowUnited KingdomPublished on September 14, 2019Cite: “Brentford Lock West Housing / Mae Architects” 14 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Main Contractor: Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Cemex, Porcelanosa Grupo, Rollecate, British Gypsum, Cormar carpets, Errigal Contracts, Holland, Ibstock, Rena flooring, Single Ply Service Limited Services Engineering: Camlinscenter_img Acoustic – Consultant: Architects: Mae Architects Area Area of this architecture project Sustainability – Consultant: Thornton Reynolds ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920475/brentford-lock-west-housing-mae-architects Clipboard McAleer & Rushe Group Brentford Lock West Housing / Mae Architects Photographs:  Rory Gardiner, Tim Crocker Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Planning- Consultant: United Kingdom Eight Associates Brentford Lock West Housing / Mae ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBrentford Lock West Housing / Mae Architects “COPY” Landscape: last_img read more

PolitiTalk: aluminium tariffs, AG turmoil, West Wing shakeups

first_imgReddIt Previous articleThere’s a new Horned Frog in townNext articleTexas Tech second-half comeback snaps men’s basketball’s four-game winning streak Michael Rogers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Twitter ReddIt ‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Michael Rogers Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized printJoin Michael Rogers and TCU Political Science professor Dr. Morris Drumm, as we discuss the newly implemented steel and aluminum import tariffs, President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ latest clash, and West Wing shake ups amid the Russian investigation on this weeks episode of Polititalk. Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Twittercenter_img Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 TCU, SMU students collaborate on app for students, businesses Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Linkedin The inaugural Greek Week at TCU began Monday with a discourse on diversity given by a former fraternity president.Clay Stauffer, a former Sigma Alpha Epilson president who graduated from TCU in 2002, said his viewpoint changed from being a high school senior to an undergraduate at TCU to a graduate student at Princeton in his speech titled “Nine Things I Wish I knew Nine Years Ago.”Stauffer said he wanted to help students understand the position they’re in from the perspective of someone who has been there. Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Linkedin + posts Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/last_img read more

NGOs ask Clinton to suspend all US military aid to Bahrain

first_img Follow the news on Bahrain September 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 NGOs ask Clinton to suspend all US military aid to Bahrain BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News Honorable Hillary R. Clinton Secretary of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 June 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts September 10, 2012 We are writing to alert you to credible reports that the security forces of the Government of Bahrain continue to engage in human rights violations against non-violent, pro-democracy protesters and to urge you to immediately suspend further U.S. military assistance and arms transfers to the responsible units, as required by law. The United States Government has appropriated at least $299 million in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) and “Section 1206” assistance to Bahrain since 2002, with $10 million in FMF in the pipeline for FY 2012 and $10 million requested for FY 2013. As you know, Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act (the “Leahy Law”) states that: “No assistance shall be furnished under this Act or the Arms Export Control Act to any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of State has credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights.” We believe that the reports cited below constitute “credible information” and that attacks by the police and other security forces on unarmed, non-violent, pro-democracy activists rise to the level of “gross human rights violations,” particularly so when the attacks resulted in death. We provide the following information to assist you in carrying out the purposes of the law—namely, to avoid U.S. complicity with human rights violations and to create an incentive for the foreign government involved to bring human rights violators to justice. ***In November 2011, the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) identified 35 people (including at least 19 protestors) killed by Bahraini security forces during the February-March 2011 demonstrations for political liberalization. BICI clearly attributed three of the deaths to the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) (Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (http://www.bici.org.bh/BICIreportEN.pdf), eg Section 848 a-e, p. 219) and found BDF, Ministry of Interior and the National Security Agency among those responsible for detaining and torturing protestors, including at BDF’s Al Qurain site.(BICI Report, eg Sections 1230-1238, pp. 296-298) While the BICI was able in some cases to document specific units that were involved in multiple incidents, it did not name the units responsible.- (BICI Report, eg Section 1020, p. 247)] We assume, however, that the USG has sought access to this information,([FAA Section 620M(d)(6) requires that the State Department “seek to identify the unit involved when credible information of a gross violation exists but the identity of the unit is lacking”.)] and that these units have been notified that they are ineligible to receive further U.S. security assistance until Bahrain takes “effective steps to bring the responsible members of the security forces unit to justice,” as required by Foreign Assistance Act Section 620M(b). We note that full application of this domestic law reinforces the U.S. government’s call for Bahrain to implement fully the BICI Report’s recommendation that investigations and prosecutions for torture and other serious crimes (such as unlawful killings) extend to higher ranks of the security forces.In addition, Bahrain Watch has visually documented the use of some U.S. origin weapons during the initial phase of protests (February-March 2011).(See [http://bahrainwatch.org/arms.html ) Members of the BDF can be seen in videos and photos attacking non-violent and unarmed pro-democracy protesters with U.S.-supplied arms, including M4 rifles sold to Bahrain as part of a 2008 arms sales package and .50 caliber machine guns mounted on M113 armored personnel carriers, of which the United States is the sole supplier to Bahrain. Again, we assume that the State Department has knowledge of which units operate U.S.-supplied arms, and that it has notified the Government of Bahrain that these units are ineligible to receive further U.S. taxpayer funded assistance until it takes the steps required by FAA 620M. According to a June 2012 report from the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), security forces killed 34 additional people in the five months following the release of the BICI report, bringing the total of those killed between February 2011 and June 2012 to 69. Gross human rights violations—including extra judicial killings, beatings, and torture—have continued to take place in at least four of the five police directorates (Capital/Manama, Central/Wusta, Muharraq, Northern/Shamaliyah) as well as in the Criminal Investigation Division, all controlled by the Ministry of Interior.(See http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/04/29/bahrain-police-brutality-despite-reform-pledges, http://www.bahrainrights.org/en/node/5304, http://www.bahrainrights.org/en/node/5354, http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/07/04/bahrain-hold-police-accountable-teargas-episode Additionally, BCHR has documented cases of torture and extra judicial killings committed by the National Security Agency and the Special Security Force Command.(See http://bahrainrights.hopto.org/en/node/5202, http://www.bahrainrights.org/en/node/5357, http://www.bahrainrights.org/en/node/5363 International human rights organizations have also found continued evidence of gross human rights violations. Physicians for Human Rights conducted field research in Bahrain in April 2012, examining numerous cases of blunt force trauma in protestors whom had been directly targeted in their upper bodies and heads by police firing tear gas canisters at them, resulting in serious injury and death.(PHR found that the Bahrain government violates UN principles and human rights law by its unprecedented transformation of riot chemical agents into weapons used methodically to attack civilians, resulting in superfluous and sometimes life-threatening harm to men, women and children. See https://s3.amazonaws.com/PHR_Reports/Bahrain-TearGas-Aug2012-small.pdf ) The International Federation for Human Rights (International Federation for Human Rights International Federation for Human Rights FIDH), in a mission to Bahrain that same month, found that “peaceful demonstrations are being repressed with disproportionate use of force and the excessive use and abuse of tear gas by the security forces.”(See http://www.fidh.org/Governmental-Declarations-on And a Human Rights Watch field research trip, also conducted in April 2012, found that police still regularly resorted to beating protesters, in some cases severely, at the time of arrest and during their transfer to police stations.(See http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/04/29/bahrain-police-brutality-despite-reform-pledges Organisation ***Consistent with Section 620M(d)(6), the United States must make efforts to ascertain which units engaged in the abuses documented in these public reports. If it is not possible to identify the specific unit that engaged in abuses, to ensure compliance with the mandate of Section 620M, the United States must suspend assistance to the overall unit known to have engaged in the abuse, in this case the BDF, Bahraini police or other security service. We believe that it would be inconsistent with U.S. law to continue assistance to the BDF, police or other security service knowing that units of those entities have engaged in abuses and that the perpetrators have not been brought to justice, even if the United States does not know which specific units are committing the abuses. As you also know, the Leahy Law mandates that the U.S. government notify the government of Bahrain of any units that have been declared to be ineligible for U.S. assistance and offer assistance in bringing the individuals who committed human rights crimes to justice. We look forward to receiving your assurance that these steps—required by law—have been taken concerning Bahraini units engaging in assaults on unarmed civilian pro-democracy protestors. Finally, we note that the U.S. conventional arms transfer policy (PDD-34) requires the administration to “examine closely” the human rights record of the recipient, and that security assistance to governments engaged in a pattern of abuses is generally prohibited by Foreign Assistance Act Section 502B. The interdependence of the Bahraini security forces—where the BDF and National Guard are both tasked with assisting the police and other forces with internal security,([BICI Report, Chapter III, p. 139)] and where equipment has been shared between them in the past([Jane’s Sentinel Security Assessment: The Gulf States, Bahrain, September 7, 2011)]—make this law and policy particularly relevant. Whether pending arms transfers are “assistance” or “sales,” the human rights violations perpetrated with weapons and equipment previously supplied by the United States mandates that both assistance and sales to the BDF and police cease immediately. Replies to this letter should be addressed to Cole Bockenfeld, Director of Advocacy, Project on Middle East Democracy, [email protected], (202) 828-9660 (office) x21 RSF_en Human rights organizations wrote to US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on 10 September asking her to suspend all US military aid to the government of Bahrain because of its human rights violations.Read the letter : News March 17, 2021 Find out more Dear Secretary Clinton, cc: Honorable A. Elizabeth Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern AffairsHonorable Harold H. Koh, Legal Advisor, U.S. State Department Honorable Thomas C. Krajeski, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, U.S. SenatorHonorable Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Honorable Andrew J. Shapiro, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs to go further BahrainMiddle East – North Africa October 14, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you or others in the Department of State to discuss these gross violations of human rights and to answer any questions you may have about the information we have provided. Sincerely, Husain Abdulla, Director, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain Souhayr Belhassen, President, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)Christophe Deloire, Director, Reporters Without BordersBrian Dooley, Director, Human Rights Defenders Program, Human Rights FirstCharles W. Dunne, Director of Middle East and North Africa Programs, Freedom HouseHans Hogrefe, Director, Washington Office, Physicians for Human Rights Stephen McInerney, Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy Robert Naiman, Policy Director, Just Foreign PolicyStephen Rickard, Director, Washington Office, Open Society FoundationsJoe Stork, Deputy director, Middle East Division, Human Rights WatchJames E. Winkler, General Secretary, United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Newslast_img read more

Declining Trend Continues for Bankruptcy Filings

first_img Tagged with: AACER Bankruptcy Filings  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nationwide bankruptcy filings were about 5 percent lower in June 2016 compared with a year earlier, continuing an ongoing trend of decline, according to June 2016 AACER bankruptcy data reported by Epiq Systems.Bankruptcy filings totaled 66,284 in June, which was actually a slight increase from May’s total of 66,094, but was nearly 5 percent lower than June 2015’s total of 69,772 (a decline of 3,488).  Year-to-date, there have been 398,495 bankruptcy filings nationwide for the first half of 2016 (about 66,415 per month), down from 2015’s year-to-date total through the end of June of 422,782 (about 70,463 per month).The average number of filings per day in June 2016 was 3,012 over 22 days, which is a decline from May’s daily average of 3,147 over 21 days. The extra filing day in June compared to May accounts for the slight increase in the number of filings in June; had June featured 21 filing days, there would have been nearly 3,000 fewer filings during the month than in May. Bankruptcy filings have averaged 3,162 for the first six months of 2016 over a period of 126 filing days.June’s total of 66,284 bankruptcy filings was less than half of the peak total for the month of June recorded in 2010 (134,797).Click HERE to view the entire reportThe state with the most cumulative filings for the first six months of 2016 was again California with 37,248 after adding about 6,200 more in June. As has been the trend, Illinois was second in year-to-date filings with 27,680, after adding another 4,200 in June. The same three states ranked third through fifth in June as they did in May: Florida (23,234), Georgia (22,841), and Ohio (18,827).Tennessee and Alabama continued to rank first and second among states in bankruptcy filings per capita for June with 5.63 and 5.37 for every 10,000 people, respectively. Those numbers were virtually the same as May’s numbers. The national average of filings per capita in June 2016 held steady over-the-month at 2.56, though it has increased by more than 50 basis points since January 2016’s average of 2.02 percent. July 6, 2016 1,231 Views About Author: Brian Honea Declining Trend Continues for Bankruptcy Filings Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Can Local Governments Impede Housing Markets? Next: Rising Lease Expirations Do Not Deter SFR Vacancy Rate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Declining Trend Continues for Bankruptcy Filings Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago AACER Bankruptcy Filings 2016-07-06 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

[Sushant Singh Rajput Case] No ‘Case’ Pending In Maharashtra As It Is Yet To Register FIR : CBI Tells SC

first_imgTop Stories[Sushant Singh Rajput Case] No ‘Case’ Pending In Maharashtra As It Is Yet To Register FIR : CBI Tells SC Sanya Talwar13 Aug 2020 8:32 AMShare This – xThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed written submissions before Top Court in Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of FIR registered against her by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father from Patna to Mumbai.The CBI states:1) No two cases pending in two different states;2) Maharashtra Police has not registered FIR;3) It is Maharashtra Polices’ admitted position that they are at stage…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 Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed written submissions before Top Court in Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of FIR registered against her by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father from Patna to Mumbai.The CBI states:1) No two cases pending in two different states;2) Maharashtra Police has not registered FIR;3) It is Maharashtra Polices’ admitted position that they are at stage of section 174 read with 175 of the CrPC;4) The recorded 56 statements have no backing in law in view of the absence of initiation of investigation as under scheme of section 154/155/156/157 of CrPC.”The Maharashtra Police in its Affidavit has said that it has collected statements of 56 persons. In view of the admitted position that there is no FIR registered and the police officer is merely discharging functions under section 174, such statements have no validity or legal sanctity and are non-est” – CBIDelving into procedural laws, the CBI states that while exercising Section 174 (Police to enquire and report on suicide etc.), the Code does not allow the investigating officer to do anything beyond what is contemplated in the section. Further to this, while exercising powers under sections 173/175 of the CrPC, no police officer can do anything beyond what is stipulated in the Code, without registering an FIR.”In the instant case, there is nothing on record to suggest that either any reference is made by the Maharashtra Police to the Executive Magistrate as mandated under Section 174(1) or there being any inquest as mandated.” – CBI To SCStating that an investigation was never initiated by the Maharashtra Police, the CBI contends that in terms of the Criminal Procedure Code, Police did not start an “investigation” as stipulated under Chapter XII of the Code (which can only begin after registration of FIR). After this, police officer is mandated to intimate Magistrate. None of these steps are admittedly taken by Maharashtra Police and, therefore, there is no “case pending” in the State of Maharashtra which can be subjected to section 406 of the Code.Highlighting that the CBI has already registered an FIR while acceding to the request made by the State of Bihar and Enforcement Directorate, a central agency is also acting under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.”In conclusion, it is therefore prayed that -(i) It is desirable that a predicate offence is also investigated by the CBI which is a central agency; and(ii) This Hon’ble Court may not make any observations which might affect the investigation being conducted by the Enforcement Directorate which is not the subject matter of the present proceedings.” – CBI statesThe Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its orders in the plea filed by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty after hearing all parties. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had argued that whatever was done by Mumbai Police was bad in law.Supreme Court’s single bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy to shortly hear #RheaChakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of FIR from Patna to Mumbai & stay on investigation by the Bihar police on allegations of #SushantSinghRajput’s father that she abetted suicide of his actor son. pic.twitter.com/DeIItbZ75A— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 11, 2020 He had also stated that both Bihar & Maharashtra Governments had made a perfect case of transfer of the Later Actor’s death to the CBI.Supreme Court’s single bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy to shortly hear #RheaChakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of FIR from Patna to Mumbai & stay on investigation by the Bihar police on allegations of #SushantSinghRajput’s father that she abetted suicide of his actor son. pic.twitter.com/DeIItbZ75A— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 11, 2020 The Court had also asked all parties to submit a written note by Thursday, August 13.A Single Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy has reserved orders.The State of Maharashtra had also filed its report regarding the status of the investigation in a sealed cover.Also Read:[Sushant Singh Rajput Death] Illegal Proceedings Of Bihar Police Cannot Be Transferred to CBI By Way of Illegal Executive Orders: Rhea Chakraborty To SC [Read Written Submissions][Sushant Singh Rajput Case] No Embargo On Bihar Police To Investigate, Inaction By Mumbai Police To Register FIR Contrary To Law: Bihar Govt. 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Developer Not Paying ‘Transit Rent’ For Months A ‘Growing Social Injustice’; Single Default Sufficient To Terminate Agreement : Bombay High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesDeveloper Not Paying ‘Transit Rent’ For Months A ‘Growing Social Injustice’; Single Default Sufficient To Terminate Agreement : Bombay High Court Sharmeen Hakim26 March 2021 11:14 PMShare This – x’Non-payment of dues, the delays in project completion, and not paying transit rent for months together speaks to an inherent, and constantly growing, social injustice’In a judgement that lays bare the reality of ‘redevelopment’ in Mumbai, the Bombay High court has held that even the slightest delay in project completion or payment in rent is sufficient to warrant the termination of a developer’s contact. A single bench of Justice Gautam Patel has observed that in matters of redevelopment, which are in the realm of private law, there is no such thing as ‘substantial compliance.’ The slightest delay in project completion, unless specifically accepted by the society, and even one single default in payment of transit rent or other dues is actually sufficient to warrant a termination. There is no such thing in these matters as ‘substantial compliance’. That is not the principle of obligations in the realm of private law. The Case The court was hearing a petition by Rajawadi Arunodaya Co-op Housing Society Ltd. from Ghatkopar (east) under Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act for interim reliefs before the arbitral proceedings begin, regarding a six-year delay in completion of the project and non-payment of rent by developer Value Projects Pvt Ltd. The original building with 20 residential and seven commercial units was built before 1985 on 1000 sq meters of land. The Society entered into a deed of redevelopment on April 5, 2013, and handed over vacant possession of their flats in 2015. However, a severe default in rent and contractual obligation by the developer, including the creation of third-party rights compelled them to terminate the contract in 2019 and approach the High Court, last year. Justice Patel has granted a mandatory injunction to the society and ordered the developer to hand over peaceful possession of the property by April 19, appointed a Court Receiver who remain in symbolic possession until completion of the project and also appointed an arbitrator to decide the disputes between the society and developer arising out of the 2013 contract. The developer’s petition for interim reliefs, a status-quo so that his investment remained protected, was dismissed. “This order is not a final determination of the developer’s final contentions or claims. It may in arbitration seek suitable reliefs,” Justice Patel held. Observations Justice Patel observed that re-development involves a very real issue of human displacement and an associated trauma caused to an entire community by the delay in project completion. Where people who have lived together for generations suddenly lose contact forever. This is what has been lost in translation. This is what delayed redevelopment projects do not begin to let us understand. There is a very real human tragedy unfolding in case after case, and it is tearing apart the social fabric of this city. It is all very easy to say in a Court of law that “arrears of transit rent” have not been paid. What does this actually mean? Digits and commas on a page in a lawsuit do not let us comprehend the terrifying reality of what that non-payment of rent month after month after month must mean to ordinary middle-income people.” Describing a typical middle-class community, with its open-doors and families celebrating festivals together, Justice Patel observes that “development” in a dryly-worded contract, does not tell us what has happened — that this community has been literally splintered and torn apart. The contact that has persisted through generations has almost certainly been lost. This city is really nothing but an agglomeration of these communities [Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Parsi or otherwise] working together. He ruled that the balance of convenience would lie in the society’s favour, as a development project would be a gamble for a developer but a matter of survival for a society. The hardship to the members is real and immediate; the so-called hardship to the Developers is notional. When it spent in the project, this was no altruism or charity…The Developer gambled on the project. Receiving monthly rent is not a sop, not a matter of ‘convenience’. It is a matter of survival. Therefore, the non-payment of dues, the delays in project completion, and not paying transit rent for months together speaks to an inherent, and constantly growing, social injustice. Justice Patel said that there are different categories in re-development cases. However, in a case where the developer has left the job mid-way and the society comes to court for termination, the developer must bring forward a proposal covering, (i) accumulated arrears of transit rent and other dues; (ii) the obligation to pay ongoing transit rent until possession with an occupation certificate; (iii) payment of statutory and corporation dues, including property tax and (iv) a demonstration of the financial means to bring the project to completion. And in its absence, be ready for termination of the contract, ejectment from site and liability to pay all the accumulated debts. Justice Patel noted the case of Gopi Gorwani v Ideal Cooperative Housing Society Ltd & Ors, 2013 SCC OnLine Bom 1967, where it was held that “Loss of faith and confidence on account of contractual violations and breaches by a developer are sufficient grounds to find for the society and against the developer.” The Society was represented by advocate Mayur Khandeparkar, with Tushar Gujjar, instructed by Solicis Lex. The developer was represented by advocate Rohaan Shah, with Paresh Shah, & Srisabari Rajan, instructed by Shah & SanghaviClick Hear To Download/Read PetitionTagsBombay High Court Arbitration And Conciliation Act Justice Gautam Patel Next Storylast_img read more