Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) 2013 Presentation

first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw)  2013 presentation Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

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If I had invested £5k into Aston Martin’s IPO, this is how much it would be worth now

first_imgIf I had invested £5k into Aston Martin’s IPO, this is how much it would be worth now I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Aston Martin “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Roland Head Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head | Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 | More on: AML £210. That’s what I reckon I’d have today, if I’d bought £5,000 of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings (LSE: AML) shares in the firm’s 2018 IPO.Of course, my numbers would be better if I’d taken part in this year’s rights issue, when the firm sold £365m of new shares at 30p each. Aston Martin’s share price has since risen to 79p, providing a healthy 160% profit for lucky investors who bought at the bottom.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Aston Martin shares: time to buy?The group now has new management and has a £500m cash pile to help it survive the pandemic. I’ve avoided AML stock so far, but I’m wondering if it’s time to take a more positive view on this business.After all, I admire Aston Martin’s cars and the impressive heritage of its brand. I think that ex-Mercedes AMG boss Tobias Moers is a good fit for CEO. I’m also more optimistic about the future of the business. Aston has several new models in the pipeline for the coming years. The firm has also successfully launched its DBX SUV this summer.Looking ahead, Aston’s expanded technical partnership with Mercedes should also help on the engineering front, providing access to class-leading engines and other tech.In terms of marketing, chairman and F1 team owner Lawrence Stroll aims to make Aston Martin a bigger luxury brand, like Ferrari. I think he has the passion and connections needed to be successful.Aston’s sales are expected to rebound strongly in 2021, as the pandemic eases and sales of new models grow. If the global economy stabilises and Asian demand picks up, a strong recovery could be on the cards.What could possibly go wrong?I don’t want to be a bore about this, but as a potential buyer of Aston Martin shares, I have one big worry. Debt.In my view, Aston Martin has far too much debt. Although the firm has raised a lot of cash by selling new shares this year, this money is mostly being held back to keep the company afloat until sales improve.Aston’s latest trading update showed net debt of £869m at the end of September. That’s not much lower than the £988m reported at the end of 2019, despite the company raising £813m of cash by selling new shares this year.Make no mistake — Aston Martin is still burning through cash. The company isn’t expected to become profitable until 2022 at the earliest. In the meantime, shareholders face the risk that they’ll be asked to provide yet more cash to stave off bankruptcy.Aston Martin shares: will I buy?I’m sure that the Aston Martin brand and business will survive. But I think the outlook for the firm’s shares is far more uncertain.In my experience, the easiest way to avoid big losses in the stock market is to steer clear of companies with too much debt. That’s doubly true if they’re also losing money, like Aston Martin.For these reasons, I won’t be adding AML shares to my portfolio. I think there are much better growth opportunities elsewhere. Enter Your Email Address Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Infinity House / GA design

first_imgManufacturers: Jotun, Napoleon, ALUMEC, AQUANT, BRAVIT, DOLLAR SHAH, NEHA ENTERPRISE, Petra, QUALITY MARBLEStylist:Dollar ShahDesign Team:SWAPNIL, YOGESH, MANOJArchitect In Charge:PARTNER GA design, Rajan GoregaokerCity:LonavalaCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Prashant BhatRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsText description provided by the architects. Planned with a brief of maximizing views of the valley and enabling a nexus with the environment, the villa for a family of four has been conceived on a plot of land that is deeply contoured with a steep slope towards the valley. With stupendous views, where earth, water and the environment amalgamate to demonstrate nature’s phenomenon, the villa has been planned with most of the rooms optimizing the views.  The natural site contours have been used effectively while exploiting the views of the mountains to create an infinity swimming pool that manifests itself as the core of the villa. The area under the pool serves as a leisure zone of the house, the more semi-public zone where games and an entertainment area are functionally located, while opening out into a lush green garden.Save this picture!© Prashant BhatMolded with simplistic zonal principles of home design, the more public zones of the house such as the living area, guest room, kitchen, common guest room and the spa and Jacuzzi are all located on the ground floor. The first floor has 3 bedrooms, while the lower ground houses the entertainment and games area. The rooms on the ground floor and the first are all connected by a linear passage on the horizontal axis, which becomes the core of the spatial planning, driving the layout and the volumes of the built form. A glass and wooden screen separates the living room on one side and has 40 feet opening on the other facing the valley, creating panoramic views for the more public zone of the house. The language of the furniture here follows a modern palette with leather furniture, travertine marble table tops and a blue granite dining table top. An interesting exotic Brazilian granite forms a feature wall in the living room. The master bedroom has a 13 feet cantilever projecting out which provides shade to the outdoor sitting beneath.Save this picture!© Prashant BhatOn the first floor, the Master Bedroom is cantilevered partially over the swimming pool below and exploits the best views. Conceived as a cantilevered block enclosed by a portal, which is interlocked with the living room extending beyond it, the volume enables the dynamism of the overall design. The interlocking of the three geometries creates an energetic design form, that further enhances the vigorous aesthetic. The son’s Room is a stark minimalistic combination of a patterned concrete wall, wooden floor and a large bed 7’ x 7’ with a satvario marble backrest. 2 sides of the bedroom have 11’ high windows opening out on a huge deck of 6’ to 15’ in depth, with lush green trees surrounding the bedroom. The daughter’s room opens out on a huge balcony which is open to sky and has a scenic corner view of the scenic Khandala valley. A painting forms part of the ceiling design, while the rest of the bedroom is simple with a leather platform bed. A bathroom sits next to this bedroom. It flaunts a free-standing bathtub, a wardrobe and a chaise lounge. Such luxury of size and aesthetics could only be achieved in the countryside, away from Mumbai.Save this picture!© Prashant BhatKeeping in mind that Khandala is an area of heavy rainfall, the construction is essentially done in brick and concrete. The walls are 9 inches thick to protect the building from heavy rainfall. Large overhangs which also serve as decks protect the inner walls of the house from the heavy rains and the sharp sun during summers. A Flat slab construction technique has ensued the seamless aesthetic, which further augments the openness and results in a visual connect with the outside greens.Save this picture!© Prashant BhatThe design language of the villa is modern contemporary. Both the exterior and interior walls are draped in white color. The flooring is finished in white lhasa marble. The whiteness of the villa on the inside and the seamless slabs without beams create a beautiful visual contrast and blur the boundaries of the inside with the lush green garden and foliage of the outside landscape. The beauty of the villa is the infinity pool which creates a breathtaking vista from the living area. An alluring view of the mountains is framed with a large portal thirty feet in height which partially covers the outdoor seating.Save this picture!© Prashant BhatSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Prashant BhatA white marble staircase with indirect LED lights under the risers of the staircase leads to the lower ground entertainment area. The walls are of concrete with one wall in bold red. The area under the swimming pool is dropped and is treated as the theatre. Raw wood center tables, quirky artefacts and a card table along, a pool table with a bar made of black marble form a vibrant entertainment area are some of the illustrious pieces of artwork.Save this picture!© Prashant BhatProject gallerySee allShow lessSoma City HOME-FOR-ALL / Toyo Ito & Associates + Klein Dytham architectureSelected ProjectsSpace Popular Reignite the Concerns of “The Glass Chain” Letters By Way of Virtual R…Articles Share Projects “COPY” Area:  10000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Prashant Bhat+ 59 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879587/infinity-house-ga-design Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879587/infinity-house-ga-design Clipboard Architects: GA design Area Area of this architecture project Infinity House / GA design Infinity House / GA designSave this projectSaveInfinity House / GA designcenter_img CopyHouses•Lonavala, India India 2017 CopyAbout this officeGA designOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLonavalaIndiaPublished on September 18, 2017Cite: “Infinity House / GA design” 17 Sep 2017. 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The opioid crisis, part 2

first_imgPart 1: Capitalism caused opiate epidemicOne would think that those in charge of public health might go all in to defeat the “opioid crisis,” yet that isn’t what’s happened.Goldman Sachs recently put out a report saying that having the medical industry curing people wasn’t good for business. This is no less true with treatments for addicts. The relapse rate in addiction is between 50 percent and 90 percent, and rehab executives use addicts to line their pockets with money from desperate families trying to save their children or a government trying to respond to an epidemic it partially caused.As Marxists, it’s our duty to criticize the existing order of things, and addiction treatment is no exception. Capitalists big and small are making money off of this epidemic, and so we must look at who is making money and how.Though the roots of this particular epidemic can be traced to the 1990s, to Purdue Pharma’s deception — they lied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and downplayed the addictive nature of oxycodone, marketed as OxyContin — the roots of addiction treatment go much further back, all the way to 1935 with the opening of the United States Narcotic Farm, a project of the U.S. Public Health Service.Part jail, part hospital, the Narcotic Farm housed addicts seeking to get clean — from unknown addicted criminals to famous musicians. It also acted as a site where the CIA tested drugs on patients as part of the “mind control” MK-Ultra program.The Narcotic Farm was eventually closed and turned into an ordinary prison hospital because of the fallout from the scandal, exposed in the 1970s. As the granddaddy of all modern addiction treatment centers, the Farm even hosted its own — now defunct — 12-Step group called Addicts Anonymous.Most modern-day rehabs aren’t too different in that regard, and many have programming that consists mostly of the 12-Step recovery groups of Alcoholic Anonymous. That was this writer’s personal experience in recovery. In fact, 74 percent of all treatment centers are based on the 12 steps. (americanaddictcenters.org)But how effective are the 12 steps? AA’s self-reported numbers — in 1955 — can be located in the second foreword of its guidebook, “Alcoholics Anonymous”: 50 percent got sober on their first attempt through the 12 steps, 25 percent got sober after a few attempts, and the last 25 percent didn’t get sober at all.Other sources, such as Dr. Drew Pinsky and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, place the recovery rates between 8 percent and 12 percent. An examination of multiple studies called the Cochrane Review couldn’t determine conclusively whether or not the 12 steps were effective at treating alcoholism or addiction. (tinyurl.com/y92pocbg)Compare that to other programs like SMART Recovery, LifeRing and Women For Sobriety, often ignored because of the virtual monopoly that 12-Step treatment methods have, despite these programs being as good as, or better than, AA. Studies show that non-12-Step programs, when accounting for the varying goals of each individual, are just as effective at helping a drug addict or an alcoholic recover. (tinyurl.com/ybdckpe4)Additionally, methadone- and buprenorphine-based programs are shown to have the best outcomes for patients, increasing their quality of life, allowing them to remain sober and decreasing negative drug abuse outcomes. (tinyurl.com/y94wxmp7)With programs that are more successful and that allow the person in recovery to set definite goals for themselves, why do rehabs rely on a 12-Step, total abstinence model that doesn’t allow for variation based on the needs of the individual?Treatment industry profitsBecause it’s not good for business. The treatment industry — the CEOs and their lackeys in the boardrooms — is less interested in helping people recover and far more interested in securing the payments that a patient makes. With a chronic relapsing brain disease like addiction, the usage of a recovery model that has not been conclusively proven to be successful essentially sets patients up for failure.If an addict survives a post-rehab relapse and wishes to get back on the road to recovery, they often return to rehab. This cycle of going in and out of rehabs is called “revolving door syndrome.” The rehab industry makes their money through these repeat-visit patients. (tinyurl.com/ycajasjy)The rehab industry is large and its largest players, such as Acadia Healthcare, are your standard medical corporations. Much of their rehabs spread a 12-Step philosophy and overcharge for that experience. Then there are others that, at their best, act as a front for Medicaid fraud. At their worst, they can act as a site for sex trafficking, drug abuse and predation. People seeking recovery enter only to discover that what should be their refuge from the storm of addiction is either just a flophouse or a shooting gallery.This was the case with the McKees Rocks-based Next Step Foundation. In the case of the Next Step Foundation, the CEO, David Francis, wasn’t just turning a blind eye to drug abuse in his rehab. He was doing the drug dealing. After an informant reported that they had received their heroin from him, they busted Francis and shut down the Next Step Foundation. (tinyurl.com/y8lkrfmz)If it’s not the patients being drugged by the staff, it’s the staff doing drugs themselves. In Chester County, the unlicensed recovery house Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge had two licensed drug counselors overdose, showing that the opioid crisis has started to overtake the very infrastructure funded to fight it. (tinyurl.com/ycjlq4tk)But the worst of the worst was Kenneth Chatman, the scam artist owner of Reflections Treatment Center. Chatman pimped out women at his connected recovery houses. He also placed people trying to get recovery on his payroll and sent them to other rehabs to lure vulnerable addicts to his treatment center and recovery houses. (tinyurl.com/y9qesfcr)While Chatman and Francis both represent the most extreme of the corruption in the rehab industry, the most common schemes that treatment-center- and recovery-house owners use is a Medicaid kickback scheme. The recovery facility houses addicts on Medicaid, sending residents to treatment centers that later give reimbursements to the house owner (and vice versa). In 2017, Philadelphia City Council members and the media called out specific recovery-house networks and treatment centers for this behavior. Many recovery-home businesses there, such as Women Walking in Victory/Empowered Men, run this scheme. The writer, first hand, experienced this, though they went one step further and sought control over my food stamps.  (tinyurl.com/yagwl86z)Hope for recovery in socialismAlthough there is no miracle cure to addiction as a personal medical condition or as a societal ill, the condition is beatable. It can be put into remission. Science-based treatment methods can succeed.However, as long as the criminals in the boardrooms and offices of the treatment industry continue to see addicts as paychecks rather than people, we can’t wipe out addiction.By working to build socialism, we work to aid addicts. In China, the police stopped arresting addicts for having drugs on them; they were encouraged to come forward and get help. Both China and Vietnam have fully funded, evidence-based treatment centers, using medication to assist the addict in going through the nightmare of withdrawal. (tinyurl.com/y9yz7ldu)In Cuba, doctors use psychotherapy and medications to both address addiction and the underlying mental health conditions. (tinyurl.com/yajuz4tl)Through socialism, the stigma of addiction is dissipated and the underlying causes of addiction are treated. We can learn from the models of China, Vietnam and Cuba while also integrating the current evidence-based treatments we have today. Under socialism, the capitalist approach to addiction treatment would be eliminated. Along with the lifting of the spirit-killing demands of capitalism, the result would be healthy, recovered people who don’t need to turn to drugs to be happy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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New Swine Inspection System Announced by USDA

first_img SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 22, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleFederal District Courts Have Jurisdiction to Review WOTUS, Stay to be LiftedNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 23, 2018 Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News New Swine Inspection System Announced by USDA New Swine Inspection System Announced by USDAThe USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that it’s proposing to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to establish a new voluntary inspection system for market hog slaughter establishments that increase inspection responsibility to plant operators, allowing the USDA to dedicate its resources to general oversight of food safety standards and the overall inspection process.Plants can choose to adopt the model or continue operating under the current inspection system. Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg says, “It’s called the ‘New Swine Inspection System’ and it’s based on a 16 year pilot that the agency has conducted. In addition to the ‘New Swine Inspection System’, the proposed rule will also require additional pathogen sampling for all swine slaughter establishments. So the ‘New Swine Inspection System’ will be optional and the pathogen sampling will be for all swine slaughter establishments”Rottenberg says that the FSIS will continue to conduct 100% carcass-by-carcass inspection, as mandated. However, “USDA inspectors would then conduct more offline food safety tasks that place them in areas of the production process where they can really perform critical tasks that have a direct impact on food safety.”In a release from the National Pork Producers Council, President Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Illinois, says in support of the new inspection model, “It introduces new pork production efficiencies while encouraging the deployment of new food safety technologies in packing plants,” Maschhoff add that expanding the pilot program, “is another step forward in the industry’s ongoing focus on continuous improvement of food safety and cost efficiency.” New Swine Inspection System Announced by USDAlast_img read more

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Media pluralism more threatened than ever

first_imgNews Follow the news on Italy On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 2, 2020 Find out more ItalyEurope – Central Asia RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive August 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media pluralism more threatened than ever November 19, 2020 Find out more News to go further The political TV show “Sciuscia” of opposition journalist Michele Santorowill be dropped from the programming of the State television broadcaster RAIin October, unless RAI’s governing board declares its opposition when itmeets on 30 August. The move follows the violent criticism of Santoro’s showand that of his colleague Enzo Biagi (“Il Fatto”) expressed on 19 April byPrime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who implicitly called for their removal.Reporters Without Borders condemns the threat hanging over this programme,which is particularly critical of the Berlusconi government, and believesthat its removal, if confirmed, should be seen as a clear indication ofPrime Minister Berlusconi’s desire to bring public television to heel.The organisations points out that RAI’s three public television stationsplay an essential role in maintaining the pluralism of television and radioin Italy at a time when Berlusconi, through Mediaset, controls the country’sthree main privately-owned TV channelsNonetheless, Berlusconi and RAI’s new governing board, appointed by the newparliamentary majority in February 2002, continue to apply pressure againstjournalists considered critical of the government. Reporters Without Bordersasked twice to be received by Prime Minister Berlusconi in order to discussthe threats to media pluralism in Italy. It also intervened seven times withthe Italian authorities in 2001 and 2002 to denounce threats to pressfreedom. However, the organisation has never received a reply, and deploresthe prime minister’s refusal to dialogue with human rights organisations. Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Organisation ItalyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the threat hanging over journalist Michele Santoro ‘s political TV show “Sciuscia”. This show, which is critical of Silvio Berlusconi’s government might be dropped from the programming of the State television broadcaster RAI in October. November 23, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Newslast_img read more

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New Treasury Secretary Announces Ambitious Goals

first_img Share Save Dodd-Frank Mnuchin Tax Code Treasury 2017-02-23 Sandra Lane Steven MnuchinThe recently confirmed Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, today announced his ambitious goals for a U.S. tax-code overhaul by August. He also wants to deliver economic growth at rates not seen in more than a decade, according to the Wall Street Journal. He said that the slower economic growth since the financial crisis had primarily been an anomaly and a result of Obama administration policies that can be reversedIn his first television interview since assuming office, he told CNBC that “We want to get this done by the August recess. We’ve been working closely with the leadership in the House and the Senate, and we’re looking at a combined plan.” However, experts believe that this is unrealistic considering the fact that lawmakers already have a complex agenda to deal with.President Donald Trump has repeatedly made promises for tax reform and regulatory cuts since he took office without giving many details. Mnuchin said the administration is “primarily focused on a middle income tax cut and a simplification for business.” He reiterated what he told CNBC in November that he is focused on any tax cuts for the wealthy being canceled out with closed loopholes.The new Treasury Secretary said the administration still aims for “sustainable growth of 3 percent or more.” He said he expects to hit that mark more toward the end of next year.Mnuchin said the tax plan should not necessarily be judged by how much the United States tax revenue drops but by how much economic growth the reform could create. Critics on both sides of the aisle have raised concerns that the plan would not be revenue neutral, meaning that any tax cuts are canceled out by closing existing loopholes.Steven Mnuchin was confirmed as Treasury Secretary on February 13.During Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) went to bat for him, saying claims that his businesses helped precipitate the 2008 financial crisis were “lacking in merit.” Mnuchin, 54, is a hedge fund manager, former Goldman Sachs partner, and former executive with IndyMac and OneWest Banks.When nominated for Treasury Secretary in November, Mnuchin said at that time that he would end the government’s controversial conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “We will make sure that when they are restructured, they are absolutely safe and don’t get taken over again. But we’ve got to get them out of government control,” according to Bloomberg.However, in today’s interviews, when CNBC asked Mnuchin about his plan for Fannie and Freddie, he stayed fairly vague on the issue. “It’s something I’ve already started working on,” he said. “I met with Mel Watt this week. I had a very good conversation. I’ve met with Jeb Hensarling, and we’ve talked about various different issues.”As discussed in Benzinga, Mnuchin reiterated that the administration is committed to housing reform, suggesting that Fannie and Freddie shareholders will likely have some form of resolution within the next four years. “They’ve been sitting there for too long of a period of time, and we need a solution. We’re going to look at this. I think this will be one of the areas where hopefully we will have a bipartisan solution. I think there’s a lot of people that share the view that we need to do something with them,” Mnuchin said.“This is something we’re going to study carefully, so I don’t think you’re going to see something right away from us, whereas tax reform is a near-term issue. But this is definitely on the agenda,” Mnuchin concluded. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Mnuchin Tax Code Treasury Sign up for DS News Daily New Treasury Secretary Announces Ambitious Goals February 23, 2017 1,291 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government Sandra Lane has extensive experience covering the default servicing industry. She contributed regularly to DS News’ predecessor, REO Magazine, from 2004 to 2006, covering local market trends, the effects of macroeconomic shifts on market conditions, and “big-picture” analyses of industry-driving indicators. But her understanding of the mortgage and real estate business extends even beyond those pre-crisis days. She is a former real estate broker and grew up in what she calls “a real estate family.” A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, she has written articles for various newspapers and trade journals, as well as company communications for several major corporations. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Black Knight Financial Releases Latest Foreclosure Findings Next: Home Values Stay Strong Despite Rising Rates Home / Daily Dose / New Treasury Secretary Announces Ambitious Goals Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Sandra Lane Subscribelast_img read more

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Justice Minister Alan Shatter gives no commitments to Omagh families

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Justice Minister Alan Shatter gives no commitments to Omagh families By News Highland – July 20, 2012 Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleWaterside development would create almost 3,000 jobsNext articleGAA – O’Neill Named In Tyrone Team For Kerry News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Google+ News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Justice Minister Alan Shatter has met with representatives of the Omagh Support and Self-help Group.The group presented the minister with a document outlining their case for a cross border enquiry into events leading up to the Omagh bombing in 1998.Mr Shatter promised that both he and the gardai would carefully consider the document.Spokeperson for the Omagh families Michael Gallagher, said it was a positive meeting, but Alan Shatter made no commitments………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/mgall.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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Quashing Of Criminal Complaint Should Be An Exception And A Rarity Than An Ordinary Rule: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesQuashing Of Criminal Complaint Should Be An Exception And A Rarity Than An Ordinary Rule: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Nov 2020 6:19 AMShare This – xQuashing of a complaint should rather be an exception and a rarity than an ordinary rule, the Supreme Court observed while refusing to quash an FIR registered against Skoda-Volkswagen over alleged cheat emissions devices installed in vehicles.The CJI SA Bobde led bench observed that, if a perusal of the first information report leads to disclosure of an offence even broadly, law courts are…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?LoginQuashing of a complaint should rather be an exception and a rarity than an ordinary rule, the Supreme Court observed while refusing to quash an FIR registered against Skoda-Volkswagen over alleged cheat emissions devices installed in vehicles.The CJI SA Bobde led bench observed that, if a perusal of the first information report leads to disclosure of an offence even broadly, law courts are barred from usurping the jurisdiction of the police. The two organs of the State operate in two specific spheres of activities and one ought not to tread over the other sphere, the bench said.The bench, also comprising of Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian said that, it is only in cases where no cognizable offence or offence of any kind is disclosed in the first information report that the Court will not permit an investigation to go on.In the appeal filed against Allahabad High Court order which refused to quash the complaint filed against it, the international car manufacturer company contended that­ (i) That the Police cannot investigate an issue, the substratum of which is sub judice before this Court in the civil appeals arising out of the order of the NGT; and (ii) That the High Court failed to take note of the long delay on the part of the 3rd Respondent in lodging the complaint and also the fact that the VAHAN Portal of the Government shows the purchase of only vehicles as against the claim of the 3rd Respondent to have purchased 7 vehicles.Regarding the second contention, the bench said that in a petition for quashing the FIR, the Court cannot go into disputed questions of fact. The mere delay on the part of the complainant in lodging the complaint, cannot by itself be a ground to quash the FIR, it said. The court, taking note of the facts of the case in the appeal before it against NGT order, observed that the substratum of the police complaint was not the subject matter of adjudication before it in the appeals arising out of the order of the NGT. While dismissing the SLP, the bench observed:”It is needless to point out that ever since the decision of the Privy Council in King Emperor vs. Khwaja Nazir Ahmed , the law is well settled that Courts would not thwart any investigation. It is only in cases where no cognizable offence or offence of any kind is disclosed in the first information report that the Court will not permit an investigation to go on. As cautioned by this Court in State of Haryana vs. Bhajan Lal, the power of quashing should be exercised very sparingly and with circumspection and that too in the rarest of rare cases. While examining a complaint, the quashing of which is sought, the Court cannot embark upon an enquiry as to the reliability or genuineness or otherwise of the allegations made in the FIR or in the complaint. In S.M. Datta vs. State of Gujarat , this Court again cautioned that criminal proceedings ought not to be scuttled at the initial stage. Quashing of a complaint should rather be an exception and a rarity than an ordinary rule. In S.M. Datta (supra), this Court held that if a perusal of the first information report leads to disclosure of an offence even broadly, law courts are barred from usurping the jurisdiction of the police, since the two organs of the State operate in two specific spheres of activities and one ought not to tread over the other sphere.”CASE: SKODA AUTO VOLKSWAGEN INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED VS. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH  [SLP (CRIMINAL) NO.4931 OF 2020]CORAM: CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian COUNSEL: Sr. Adv Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Sr. Adv Maninder SinghClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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CHHS presents ‘Band Geeks’ Friday, Saturday

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 30, 2015 By Blood Sugar Blaster Messenger Photo/Jaine TreadwellThe CHHS Theater Department will present “Band Geeks” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school cafetorium. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.When Judith Park first saw “Band Geeks,” she knew that one day she would like to direct the musical.“This year, I felt like we had the talent to cast that show and put on a good production,” said the Charles Henderson High School drama/theater teacher.The Charles Henderson High School Theater Department will present, the award-winning musical, “Band Geeks,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the CHHS Cafetorium. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door prior to the performances. The public is invited to attend. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Next UpPark said “Band Geeks” is a tribute to high school marching bands and geeks everywhere.“I first saw ‘Band Geeks’ when it was performed at Troy University in 2012,” Park said. “I was impressed with the music and the choreography and especially the message about the importance of the arts in the high school curriculum.“‘Band Geeks’ is about a high school band that was close to extinction and how the band members united and saved the band. ‘Band Geeks’ is about learning to appreciate the band geeks and their music and the importance of the band to the school. It’s about learning to appreciate the arts.” Including the cast and crew about 30 students are involved in the production.“We held auditions the last of February and began practicing March 2 and have been going from 6 until 9 p.m. three to four nights a week.“The show is two hours of constant singing and dancing so the hardest part for me is keeping up the energy,” Taylor Montgomery said. “I know when we have an audience that will be much easier.The cast members said “Band Geeks” has been a positive experience. Print Article Patrick Jackson said the opportunity to play the role of Jake is a dream come true.“Ever since I saw Troy University’s production, I have wanted to play Jake,” he said, adding that the play has also brought greater awareness of others. “This play is about accepting others who are different from you. It’s about treating everyone with respect no matter their background or upbringing.”Montgomery said, too, the play focuses on the differences in people and the need to be accepting of those differences.“‘Band Geeks’ proves that everyone struggles with insecurities, so there’s no need to be alone,” he said.Dress rehearsals are underway for the weekend performances. Nelsey Leverette said seeing everything come together feels great.“All of the hard work we’ve put into the show is finally paying off,” she said. “We invite everyone to come see the show.”Cast members are; Taylor Montgomery, Elliot; Nelsley Leverette, Laura; Patrick Jackson, Jake; Megan Romero, Nicole; Zack Scott, Spitz; Amelia Steele, Natalia,; Jeremy Green, Stewart; Seth Manning, Alvin; Morgan Vardaman, Molly; Stephen Cooper, Kyle; Ethan Montgomery, Mr. Hornsby; Raquel Cole, Ms. Dixon; Kacie Gibbons, Joyce; Nicklaus Chrysson, Jackson; Timea Neal, Felicia; Krishna Patel, Valerie; Lizzie Orlofski, Phyllis; Abigail Salmon, Toby; Cait Ryan, Jenny; and David Laliberte, announcer.The crew members are: Alex McLendon and Simme Donahue, stage managers; Lindsay Lee and Tiffany Peppers, assistant stage managers; Josh Scott and Chris Truong, sound technicians; Zack Calhoun, lighting designer/technician; DeMarkus Siler, lighting technician; Max Lee, curtain operator; and Brantley Park, scenic constructor. 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