Bletchley Park to receive Heritage Lottery Fund development grant

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 September 2009 | News 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. Historians agree that Bletchley Park, top secret codebreaking hub of World War Two, shortened the war by two years saving countless lives. Since 1994, it has been open to the public as a museum. Interest in the site continues to grow with visitor numbers almost doubling from 50,000 a year three years ago to approaching 100,000 this year. Bletchley Park Trust has a thriving educational programme and last year over 6,000 schoolchildren visited the museum. Post-war very little was done to Bletchley Park in the way of maintenance or repairs and the buildings on the site had fallen into a critical condition. English Heritage and Milton Keynes Council recently announced investment of £930,000 to deal with this and restoration work is well underway.The plans that Bletchley Park Trust is seeking HLF support for are to transform the current museum into a world-class heritage and educational site reflecting the profound significance of the impact its work had on the outcome of war and as a permanent tribute to its unsung intellectual warriors.Carole Souter, Chief Executive of Heritage Lottery Fund, said “Bletchley Park is an extraordinary part of the UK’s heritage. The Heritage Lottery Fund’s initial support for the Trust’s restoration plans demonstrates our belief that Bletchley’s story should be much more widely known and appreciated. We also recognise the importance of preserving the site as a tribute to the men and women who worked there with quiet and tireless dedication during World War Two. Without their dedication, our nation’s history might have been a very different one.”Welcoming the award, Simon Greenish, Director of the Bletchley Park Trust, said “The support offered by HLF is a landmark event for the Trust in our quest to provide a permanent future for Bletchley Park that will enable us to work up detailed plans for the education and enjoyment of future generations.“Since 1992, the Trust has fought fiercely, tirelessly and righteously for this victorious moment; not only for the vital investment needed to move our plans forward but also for this definitive endorsement from the UK’s most prestigious heritage funding body that the nation has confidence, belief and advocacy in the Trust and the restoration project. However, this is not the end, nor the beginning of the end but it is perhaps the end of the beginning.“As Churchill said at the end of war in Europe: ‘We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing; but let us not forget for a moment the toil and efforts that lie ahead. We must now devote all our strength and resources to the completion of our task”.”Stephen Fry, British actor and author, said, “The news that Bletchley Park has the initial support of the Heritage Lottery Fund is simply wonderful. And yet, what should the Heritage Lottery Fund do if not exactly this? As each year passes it is becoming clearer and clearer just how vital a role in winning the war Bletchley played.“Three things have become necessary: firstly, an apology to Alan Turing for how the nation he helped preserve turned its back on him and allowed his humiliation, neglect and suicide: secondly, national recognition and citation for all those who contributed to the unique and astonishingly dedicated, imaginative and skilful contribution played there: thirdly the preservation, maintenance and development of the present Bletchley Park house and grounds into a world class site.“The Prime Minister’s apology on behalf of the nation to Alan Turing last month was the first step, the government announcement in July of Commemorative Badges for Bletchley Park veterans was the second and this momentous news of a Heritage Lottery Fund development grant is the third.”– ENDS –Media Contacts:Kelsey Griffin, Director of Museum Operations, Bletchley Park Trust, 01908 272655, 07922 076406 [email protected], www.bletchleypark.org.uk.Caroline Murdoch, Redworks PR, 01869 810 443, [email protected] Owen, HLF Press Office on 020 7591 6036 or 07765 320646.Editor’s Information*A first-round pass means the project meets HLF criteria for funding and they believe it has potential to deliver high-quality benefits and value for Lottery money. The application was in competition with other supportable projects, so a first-round pass is an endorsement of outline proposals.However, a first-round pass does not guarantee the applicant will receive a grant as the second-round application will still be in competition for funding, and no money is set aside at this stage. Having been awarded a first-round pass, the project now has up to two years to submit fully developed proposals to compete for a firm award.On occasion an applicant with a first-round pass will also be awarded development funding towards the development of their scheme.Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported more than 28,800 projects, allocating over £4.3billion across the UK. Website:www.hlf.org.ukAdditional Editors’ InformationCost of the Annual Season Ticket for Bletchley Park is: adults: £10, concessions: £8 (Over 60s and students with valid ID card) and £6 (children aged 12 to 16), children under 12 admitted free of charge. Family Ticket: £22.50 (two adults and two children aged 12 to 16). Tickets include a guided tour (subject to availability) and/or the use of an audio tour. Onsite parking is £3 per car.Bletchley Park is open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day:* 1 November to 31 March: weekdays, weekends and Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4.00pm.* 1 April to 31 October: weekdays 9.30am – 5.00pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 10.30am – 5.00pm.www.bletchleypark.org.ukPhoto: marksteelenz on Flickr.com The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has given the green light to the Bletchley Park Trust to work up plans to help transform Bletchley Park into a world class heritage and educational centre it was announced today. Development funding of £460,500 was awarded to help progress their plans. The HLF first-round pass* means that the Bletchley Park Trust can now progress to the second stage of the HLF application process. They have up to two years to submit more detailed plans and apply for approximately £4.1 million of HLF support that they are seeking for their £10 million project. 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Free Syrian Army faction releases kidnapped Lebanese journalist

first_img Follow the news on Syria to go further Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that the Lebanese journalist Fidaa Itani was released on the night of 31 October, six days after being abducted by the Northern Storm Brigade, an armed group based in Aazaz, to the north of Aleppo, that is affiliated to the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA).“I was kidnapped on 25 October at Bab Al-Salami, a checkpoint between the Turkish border and the town of Aazaz,” Itani told Reporters Without Borders. “I was taken blindfolded to an unknown location and put in a cell, where I remained for the duration of my captivity. So I was not placed under ‘house arrest.’“Aside from being a captive and the poor quality of the food and water, I was treated acceptably. When I was interrogated, my abductors asked me many questions about by relations with the Assad regime and Hezbollah. I explained to them that in my work I have always been on good terms with the FSA. After six days, they finally released me near the Turkish border.”Here is the account he gave to LBCI:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awb7GvXHfp8&feature=player_embedded#!Reporters Without Borders points out that the FSA’s code of conduct says it is supposed to ensure the safety and protection of civilians.. This includes journalists, both Syrian and foreign ones. The FSA high command must firmly and publicly condemn the abduction of journalists by its member organizations. Filmed forced statements must also be banned.Four foreign journalists still held by their abductors:- Ankhar Kochneva, a Ukrainian journalist who has worked for many Russian news media, especially as an interpreter, was kidnapped by an FSA faction on 9 October. She was able to confirm by telephone the same day that she had been taken hostage. And then, on 12 and 13 October, she was able to contact NTV, one of the Russian media she has worked for as an interpreter. A video was released on 8 November in which she asked the Ukrainian, Russian and Syrian authorities to agree to her captors’ demands.- Cüneyt Ünal, a cameraman working for US-funded Al-Hurra TV, was abducted in Aleppo on 20 August. He appeared in video footage broadcast by the Syrian pro-government TV station Al-Ikhbariya six days later that showed him looking tired and with bruises under both eyes. The Turkish humanitarian organization IHH posted a photo of him on its website on 27 October. It was dated 24 October and was obtained by an IHH delegation while visiting a detention centre.- Fahmi Al-Kadumi, a Jordanian reporter working for Al-Hurra, also went missing in Aleppo on 20 August, at the same time as his colleague, Cüneyt Ünal. He was reportedly admitted to a hospital in Damascus for treatment to a shoulder injury and is now thought to be held by the Syrian authorities, although an information ministry communiqué on 4 September denied this.- Austin Tice, a US freelancer who worked for the Washington Post, Al-Jazeera English and McClatchy, went missing while reporting in a Damascus suburb on 13 August. A video showing him held by Jihadis was posted online on 26 September. The only sign of life since his disappearance, it gave no indication as to where he is currently being held, exactly who is holding him and what their demands are. His parents gave a news conference in Beirut on 12 November to request his release.At least 23 professional journalists and 19 citizen-journalists are meanwhile currently being held in government prisons in Syria. Organisation News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Related documents 121113_syrie_ar.pdfPDF – 47.78 KB Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en News March 8, 2021 Find out more News March 12, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News November 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Free Syrian Army faction releases kidnapped Lebanese journalist February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

127 Mid West children homeless

first_imgLimerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls NewsHousing127 Mid West children homelessBy Alan Jacques – June 11, 2018 2002 Students warned of rental scams in Limerick Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Printcenter_img Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick Email SIXTY-six families with 127 children were homeless in the Mid-West in April this year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing.There were 89 adults, 43 of these single-parent families, homeless in the region during April.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The total number of children homeless across the State came to 3,689.“While homeless figures for April show a very slight decrease they are still alarmingly high but the most concerning aspect is the increase in the number of children who are without a home. This is a scandal,” Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan said.“These children are in truly precarious situations, along with their families in many cases with nowhere to play, far from their friends and school and filled with an anxiety about the future that no child should have to endure.”These figures, Deputy O’Sullivan insists, brings more urgency to the need to implement the kind of measures she presented on behalf of the Labour Party to the Dáil last week to prevent families from losing their homes and also to see the Government progress the Housing (Homeless Families) Bill which would ensure the needs of children whose families are homeless are addressed.“As we shine a light on the wrongs done to children in the past, we must find real solutions to the plight of the children of the present whose lives are blighted by being homeless,” she concluded.Commenting on the figures, Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, said: “The report for April shows a reduction in the number of adults and families accessing emergency accommodation, which is welcome. I have said before that monthly reporting makes it difficult to identify any developing trends at an early stage, but from these figures, it would seem that the presentation of new families into emergency accommodation is stabilising.“That said, while the number of families in emergency accommodation is down this month, a small number of families with a large number of children did present, meaning that the number of dependents has risen by 43.”Read more housing stories here. Facebook Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleThrowing the book at Limerick schoolboy soccer Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSDeputy Jan O’Sullivaneoghan murphyhomelesshomelessnessHousingJan O’Sullivan TDpolitics Average Limerick city house prices rise 2.5% in past yearlast_img read more

Spring Choir Concert

first_img OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Local News Spring Choir Concert By admin – May 8, 2018 Previous articleDeputies respond to possible drowningNext articleConcert to benefit H.O.T. admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook WhatsApp Home Local News Spring Choir Concert Facebook Odessa CollegeOdessa College Choir has scheduled a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. today at the Jack Rodgers Fine Arts Auditorium.The Permian Basin String Quartet in Morten Lauridsen’s “Lus Aeterna” will also be featured.Admission is free and open to the public. Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Virgin Coco MojitoTexas Fried ChickenSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Global Smart City Technology Convergence Report Bundle to 2026 – Including AI, Broadband Wireless,…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Global Smart City Technology Convergence Report Bundle to 2026 – Including AI, Broadband Wireless, Data Analytics, Device Management, and IIoT Applications – ResearchAndMarkets.com Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– The “Smart City Technology Convergence: AI, Broadband Wireless (LTE, 5G and Beyond 5G), Data Analytics, Device Management, and IIoT Applications, Services, and Solutions for Smart Cities 2021 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Smart cities represent a combination of solutions deployed in an urban environment to transform the administration and support of living and working environments. Accordingly, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are transforming at a rapid rate, driven by urbanization, industrialization of emerging economies, and the specific needs of various smart city initiatives. Smart city development is emerging as a focal point for growth drivers in several key ICT areas including: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Connected Devices, Broadband Wireless, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Analytics. This research covers all of these technologies with analysis from 2021 through 2026. Select Research Findings:Global AIoT market will reach $81.5B by 2026, growing at 37.2% CAGRGlobal market for IoT data as service solutions will reach $9.3B USD by 20265GNR market for private wireless in industrial automation will reach $5.2B by 2026Embedded AI software and systems in support of IoT will surpass $9B globally by 2026Machine learning in edge computing will be key to realize the full potential of IoT analyticsSuccessful smart cities will be dependent on intelligent integration of 5G, AI, edge computing, and IoT Sustainable smart city technology deployments depend upon careful planning and execution as well as monitoring and adjustments as necessary. For example, feature/functionality must be blended to work efficiently across many different industry verticals as smart cities address the needs of disparate market segments with multiple overlapping and sometimes mutually exclusive requirements. This will stimulate the need for both cross-industry coordination as well as orchestration of many different capabilities across several important technologies. The publisher sees smart cities as a focal point for growth drivers in several key ICT areas including: M2M/IoT, connected devices, broadband wireless, cloud computing, big data and analytics. Smart city developments are causing solution providers to take a much more integrated approach as the design and implement infrastructure and service capabilities. In terms of the impact of AI technologies, the research evaluates integration within various networking products and solutions including embedded equipment, components, and software platforms (network automation, optimization, and transformation). It also evaluates the role of SDN, Edge Computing, NFV, and Augmented Intelligence in the formation and support of AI-driven networking ecosystems. In addition, the impact of 5G networks, IoT technology and systems, and network analytics functions is also evaluated. It includes an evaluation of the IoT device management market, which encompasses device provisioning, administration, monitoring, and diagnostics important for trouble replication and corrective measures. Important IoT Device Management functions include Enrollment/Provisioning, Configuration/Association, Software Updates, and overall Management and Control. Target Audience:Wireless service providers of all typesSensor network and component providersWireless device and components manufacturersSmart appliances and electronic devices companiesSecurity device and monitoring equipment suppliersSoftware developers and mobile/wireless app developers Reports Included:Artificial Intelligence in Next Generation Networking by Infrastructure, Network Type, IoT Solution, Segment (Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government), and Industry Vertical 2021 – 2026Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and IoT: Market for Data Capture, Information and Decision Support ServicesArtificial Intelligence Market by Technology, Infrastructure, Components, Devices, Solutions, and Industry VerticalsLTE and 5G Applications by Service Provider Type, Connection, Deployment, Use Cases, Service Category, Computing as a Service, Industry Verticals, Region and Country5G and Beyond 5G Technology, Infrastructure, and DevicesIndustrial Internet of Things: IIoT Market by Technologies, Solutions and ServicesIoT Device Management Market by Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government IoT Device Provisioning, Administration, Surveillance, Maintenance and AnalyticsSmart Cities Market: Technologies, Solutions, and Outlook for Applications and ServicesArtificial Intelligence in Next Generation Networking by Infrastructure, Network Type, IoT Solution, Segment (Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government), and Industry Vertical 2021 – 2026Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and IoT: Market for Data Capture, Information and Decision Support ServicesArtificial Intelligence Market by Technology, Infrastructure, Components, Devices, Solutions, and Industry VerticalsLTE and 5G Applications by Service Provider Type, Connection, Deployment, Use Cases, Service Category, Computing as a Service, Industry Verticals, Region and Country5G and Beyond 5G Technology, Infrastructure, and DevicesIndustrial Internet of Things: IIoT Market by Technologies, Solutions and ServiceIoT Device Management Market by Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government IoT Device Provisioning, Administration, Surveillance, Maintenance and AnalyticsSmart Cities Market: Technologies, Solutions, and Outlook for Applications and Services Companies MentionedABB GroupAccenture PLCAdvantechAeris CommunicationsAGT InternationalAIBrian Inc.AirspanAirtelAlibabaAllegroAlstom SAAltair SemiconductorAlvarionAmazonAMDAmerica MovilAmplia Soluciones S.L.Analog Devices Inc.AppleAricent Inc.Arista Networks Inc.ARM HoldingsAscomAsusAT&TAtmel CorporationATOSB+B SmartWorxBaidu Inc.Barbara IoTBlackberry Ltd.BoschBosch Software Innovations GmbHBroadcom CorporationBrocade Communication SystemsAnd Many More Companies For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/c7hes7 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005537/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY URBAN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Everest Group désigne L&T Technology Services en tant que « Leader » pour ses offres destinées…

first_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp Everest Group désigne L&T Technology Services en tant que « Leader » pour ses offres destinées à l’Industrie 4.0 Pinterest Everest Group: “LTTS has a strong ability to drive a high level of innovation around Industry 4.0 that customers recognize” Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Local News Twitter Previous articleClosing prices for crude oil, gold and other commoditiesNext articleCity beats Burnley 2-0, restores 3-point lead in EPL Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Fannie Mae Completes Risk Sharing Transaction for $7 Billion Worth of Loans

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Fannie Mae Utilizes Technology to Achieve Housing Goals Next: Housing Counselors Report Substantially Improved Communications with Servicers Fannie Mae announced on Thursday the completion of another risk sharing transaction as part of an ongoing effort to reduce risk to the taxpayer by increasing the role of private capital in the mortgage market.This transaction is the fourth in Fannie Mae’s Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (CIRT) series, and third since the start of 2015. In the CIRT series, credit risk for a pool of loans is transferred to a panel of reinsurers. The latest transaction, named CIRT-2015-3, included international reinsurers for the second time in four transactions, according to Fannie Mae. The transaction became effective on August 21, 2015.”As the leading manager of single-family residential credit risk in the industry, we are focused on building a safer, sustainable housing system and our CIRT deals help these efforts,” said Rob Schaefer, VP for credit enhancement strategy & management. “Reinsurers seem to understand and appreciate our approach to managing credit risk and as a result, we’ve seen continued interest in our CIRT program. We look forward to exploring new ways to structure these transactions in the future and to growing the program and the number of reinsurers we work with as well.””As the leading manager of single-family residential credit risk in the industry, we are focused on building a safer, sustainable housing system and our CIRT deals help these efforts.”In the CIRT-2015-3 transaction, Fannie Mae is retaining the risk for the first 50 basis points of loss on a $7 billion pool of loans (totaling $35.2 million). If this layer is exhausted, reinsurers will cover the next 250 basis points of loss on the pool up to $176.2 million. The pool of loans consists of 30-year fixed rate loans acquired by Fannie Mae from September 2014 to December 2014 with loan-to-value (LTV) ratios of between 60 and 80 percent.Fannie Mae continues to reduce taxpayer risk through the CIRT program and its flagship Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) series program, as well as other forms of risk transfer. Since 2013, Fannie Mae has conducted eight CAS transactions. Through a combined 12 transactions between the CIRT and CAS programs, Fannie Mae has sold a portion of credit risk on $419 billion of loans and 60 percent of recent acquisitions. The transactions are structured so that Fannie Mae’s projected losses would be limited to the first-loss credit risk (50 basis points) the GSE retains if the loans covered in the transaction experience stress comparable to the 2008 housing crisis.These transactions are structured so that if the covered loans experienced the same stress as the most recent housing crisis, Fannie Mae’s projected losses would be limited to the small first-loss piece of credit risk retained by the companyFannie Mae plans to continue transferring credit risk to the private market through more CIRT and CAS transactions. For more on Fannie Mae’s CIRT program or to see the four individual transactions, click here. For more on Fannie Mae’s overall credit risk sharing initiative, click here. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Completes Risk Sharing Transaction for $7 Billion Worth of Loans Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (CIRT) Credit Risk Transfer Fannie Mae Private Market 2015-09-24 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (CIRT) Credit Risk Transfer Fannie Mae Private Market  Print This Post 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe September 24, 2015 4,739 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fannie Mae Completes Risk Sharing Transaction for $7 Billion Worth of Loans Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Share Savelast_img read more

SC Issues Notice On Plea To Direct Goa Assembly Speaker To Decide On Disqualification Of 10 MLAs

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice On Plea To Direct Goa Assembly Speaker To Decide On Disqualification Of 10 MLAs Sanya Talwar16 Jun 2020 2:53 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice on a plea seeking to direct the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly to take a decision on the disqualification of 10 defected Congress MLA’s within one month.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & MR Shah issued “early notice” returnable within three weeks, on the plea filed by Mr. Girish Chodankar, Goa Congress…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 Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice on a plea seeking to direct the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly to take a decision on the disqualification of 10 defected Congress MLA’s within one month.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & MR Shah issued “early notice” returnable within three weeks, on the plea filed by Mr. Girish Chodankar, Goa Congress President.It contends that the disqualification plea which is pending since August 2019 before the Speaker must be expedited.It additionally seeks restraining the 10 defected MLA’s to BJP from officiating as MLA’s and Ministers.Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal appeared on behalf of Chodankar and sought early listing of the case. The plea contends that the Speaker has violated the deadline of 3 months to decide disqualification which has been set by the Supreme Court in its recent ruling pertaining to the Manipur MLA Defection issue. In July 2019, ten of the 15 congress MLA’s in Goa quit the party and merged with BJP, thereby increasing the strength of the ruling party to 40 from 27.The disqualification petition filed against the 10 MLAs by the opposition party is pending before Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar since August 2019.Chodankar’s plea challenges the merger of the Congress group comprising 10 MLAs with the BJP as there was no “split” in the party or its Goa unit.The petition also relies on observations of the Supreme Court which said Parliament should “rethink” whether the Speaker of a House should continue to have powers to disqualify lawmakers as such a functionary “belongs to a particular political party”.”It is time that Parliament have a rethink on whether disqualification petitions ought to be entrusted to a Speaker as a quasi-judicial authority when such Speaker continues to belong to a particular political party either de jure or de facto. Parliament may seriously consider amending the Constitution to substitute the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies as arbiter of disputes concerning disqualification which arise under the Tenth Schedule with a permanent Tribunal headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge or a retired Chief Justice of a High Court, or some other outside independent mechanism to ensure that such disputes are decided both swiftly and impartially, thus giving real teeth to the provisions contained in the Tenth Schedule, which are so vital in the proper functioning of our democracy” – Supreme CourtOn February 13, Goa Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar heard the disqualification petition filed by the Congress and lawyers of the 10 (defected) MLA’s sought time to file their replies.Next Storylast_img read more

Manipal Fraud Case: Supreme Court Grants Bail To Former Employee Sandeep Gururaj

first_imgNews UpdatesManipal Fraud Case: Supreme Court Grants Bail To Former Employee Sandeep Gururaj LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Jan 2021 9:17 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has granted bail to Sandeep Gururaj, Former Deputy General Manager of Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), accused of siphoning off funds (reportedly 62 Crores) from the company accounts.While granting bail, the court noted that the instant case is not one of public money being involved but monies of the concerned corporate entities. “We have given a thought to…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 Supreme Court has granted bail to Sandeep Gururaj, Former Deputy General Manager of Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), accused of siphoning off funds (reportedly 62 Crores) from the company accounts.While granting bail, the court noted that the instant case is not one of public money being involved but monies of the concerned corporate entities. “We have given a thought to the matter in issue and in view of the investigation being complete and supplementary charge sheet being filed, we are inclined to grant bail to the appellant who has been in custody for over two years subject to certain terms and conditions”, the bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy observed.Sandeep, while he was working as Deputy General Manager of Manipal Integrated Services Private Limited, allegedly diverted certain amount of Manipal Group Companies and also personal account of the Chairman of Manipal Group Companies in favour of other accused. He was arrested on 26th December 2018.His first bail application was dismissed by the Karnataka High Court which was confirmed by the Supreme court in March, last year. Thereafter, he again filed another bail application on the ground of changed circumstances, which was also dismissed by the High Court. Before the Apex Court, it was contended that he is being made a scapegoat arising from what appeared in public domain in pursuance to what has been called “paradise papers” where the conduct of the management was being called into question in respect of mobilization of resources through offshore entities. Solicitor General opposed his bail plea contending that prima facie case is made out against the appellant, the amounts in question have not been brought back by the appellant, some of the co-accused are absconding and there is a possibility of the appellant fleeing from justice in view of his strong connects outside the country.”We have given a thought to the matter in issue and in view of the investigation being complete and supplementary charge sheet 3 being filed, we are inclined to grant bail to the appellant who has been in custody for over two years subject to certain terms and conditions. We would not like to further comment on the merits of the controversy as that has the propensity to affect trial. Suffice to say that that the assets in the country of the appellant are attached, his passport is stated to be with the complainant company which shall be deposited in Court and no public money is involved. The fact that the appellant is being called to trial for criminal offences is a matter which would be adjudicated during the criminal trial and the only endeavour can be is to ensure that the appellant remains within the country to face the trial”, the court said while granting him bail on terms and conditions to the satisfaction of the trial Court.Case: Sandeep Gururaj vs. State of Karnataka [CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 49 OF 2021] Coram: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh RoyCounsel: Sr. Adv V. Mohana, SG Tushar MehtaCitation: LL 2021 SC 24 Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe 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

Lounge Lizards coming

first_img Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 17, 2009 The Austin Lounge Lizard musical style features precise four- and five-part vocal harmonies and instrumental mastery that spoofs bluegrass, country, rock, and pop music.“The Lizards have honed their music into a wicked-funny art form,” Jinright said.“Trademarks of a Lizards song are highly literate, sharply pointed lyrics that poke fun at politics, love, religion and the culture in general. Combined with superb musicianship, the band’s songs are as melodically infectious as they are lyrically prescient.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Album and song titles like “Creature from the Black Saloon,” “Shallow End of the Gene Pool,” “Teenage Immigrant Welfare Mothers On Drugs,” “Jesus Loves Me (But He Can’t Stand You)” and “Never and Adult Moment” all point to the Lizards’ love of wordplay and topical relevance.“The Austin Lounge Lizards grew out of the songwriting relationship between Hank Card and Conrad Deisler, who met when they were history majors at Princeton University and started writing songs together in 1976,” Jinright said. “Eventually Card, an Oklahoman, and Deisler, a Texan, ended up at the University of Texas law school together, where they hooked up in 1980 with banjo and dobro player Pittman, who had the right academic credentials — a degree in philosophy from the University of Georgia.” By Jaine Treadwell Take equal measures of political satire, humorous storytelling and intelligent comedy, add some bluegrass instruments and you have the Austin Lounge Lizards.The “Lizards” will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Claudia Crosby Theater. The concert is sponsored by the Troy Arts Council and the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Troy University.“It’s as if the comedy troupe Monty Python met Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs and formed a band,” said John Jinright, TAC presenter chair. “The Austin Lounge Lizards are truly one of the brightest and funniest bands in show business. Everyone needs to come out Tuesday and hear the Lizards. They’re guaranteed to raise your IQ score by at least 10 points.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Lounge Lizards coming Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Sponsored Content Tickets for the Austin Lounge Lizards’ concert are $20 general ddmission and $5 for students.Tickets are available at the Long School of Music office in Smith Hall or online at www.troyartscouncil.com and will also be available at the door. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Skip By The Penny Hoarder Email the author You Might Like Mack Kelley convicted of murder On the second try, a Pike County jury found Eddie Mack Kelley guilty Thursday for the 2007 murder of Brundidge’s… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more