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95% of Indiana Corn and Beans Harvested; Remaining 5% Having Tough…

first_img SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 27, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE 95% of Indiana Corn and Beans Harvested; Remaining 5% Having Tough Time Finding WindowsOver the summer, the overwhelming belief was that harvest would come early (which it did) and that harvest could go quickly (which it hasn’t for many). USDA’s Crop Progress Report says 95% of Indiana corn and soybeans have been harvested. Indiana Corn Growers Association President Sarah Delbecq from Northeast Indiana’s Dekalb County is one of those farmers in the 5%.“I’d say we’ve got 20% or so to go but we’ve got some of both crops, corn and beans, that are out. At this point, it’s just strategizing on what’s our best approach for getting through this tough situation as smoothly as we can.”Delbecq says they could use a week of decent harvest conditions to finish things up. Unfortunately, for those like Delbecq, HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast does not look promising to complete harvest for the foreseeable future. The late harvest also comes with some logistical issues.“Are we going to have to dry soybeans? That’s not something that we normally try to do. How does that work while we’re also trying to simultaneously dry corn with bin storage and logistics for jumping back and forth between those two? So, there are just some things to figure out. We don’t want to create a bigger problem as the finish line is sort of in sight. We’d like to just finish it off as painlessly as we can if that’s possible.”Like last year, a wet spring caused planting delays in much of Northern Indiana, including Delbecq’s farm. She says one difference between last year and this year is that corn has been drier.“Last year at the end of November, we were still dealing with corn that was 28% moisture. We went through a fair amount of propane last year just to get what was a big crop dried down to the point that we could stick it in the bin. So, this year’s been easier on that front.”Many growers have told us about their record yields this year in corn and soybeans. Delbecq said they weren’t at record yields but definitely above average. Facebook Twitter 95% of Indiana Corn and Beans Harvested; Remaining 5% Having Tough Time Finding Windows Home Indiana Agriculture News 95% of Indiana Corn and Beans Harvested; Remaining 5% Having Tough Time… Previous articleBill to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credits Introduced in HouseNext articleMore Ag Experts More Often at Improved Indy Farm Expo Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Considering dressing as a clown? Cavins-Tull suggests you reconsider

first_imgTCU receives $20,000 grant to become smoke-free Twitter Twitter The clown was spotted after midnight wearing a white mask with red rimmed eyes and mouth. The person was walking around campus with two others who were not dressed as clowns. printTCU’s official position on clowns is that there weren’t any on campus overnight.“We are aware that these reports have caused some fear and anxiety, but there have been no reports of this behavior in or around our campus,” Kathy Cavins-Tull, the vice chancellor for student affairs, wrote in an email Tuesday afternoon.Kathy Cavins-Tull sent an email out about the clown craze.TCU students joined the national clown craze late Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Some even patrolled campus with hockey sticks and bats.Cavins-Tull encouraged students to avoid dressing up as clowns in the current climate.“This type of behavior can induce real fear, trauma and anxiety in others and it has the potential to be very unsafe for the prankster,” Cavins-Tull said.Cavins-Tull also reminded students of TCU’s weapon policy on campus in the email.Still, students should expect to see more officers patrolling campus in case of clowns.For any clown sightings, contact TCUPD at 817-257-777.[<a href=”//storify.com/jsitton/texas-clown-university” target=”_blank”>View the story “Texas (Clown?) University” on Storify</a>] Jocelyn Sittonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jocelyn-sitton/ OPINION: Brite Divinity students’ response to Ben Shapiro event Jocelyn Sittonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jocelyn-sitton/ Jocelyn Sittonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jocelyn-sitton/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSembedded documentembedded tweets TCU Christmas tree lighting 2016 Linkedin Jocelyn Sittonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jocelyn-sitton/center_img Linkedin Fall semester brings new assistant vice chancellor for public safety, assistant chief of police Facebook ReddIt Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleIJM promotes awareness of labor traffickingNext articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 01 – Kim Kardashian, Brangelina and more) Jocelyn Sitton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Jocelyn is a senior journalism, political science and French major from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a managing editor for TCU360. She’s rarely seen without a Diet Coke and has been known to spill a few near her computer in the convergence center. Jocelyn Sitton last_img read more

Soccer overcomes deficit for first NCAA tournament win

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Linkedin Twitter High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives Nick Stephens World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Previous articleWomen of Empowerment Organization provides ‘inclusion and support’Next articleWhen it rains, it pours; 47-10 loss to West Virginia worst for TCU in Patterson era Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts printYazmeen Ryan takes on a defender in TCU’s match against BYU on Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.With 45 minutes to go Friday night, it seemed like a familiar story was developing for TCU soccer.After consecutive first-round NCAA tournament losses in 2016 and 2017, a 1-0 halftime deficit to the visiting Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars sent nervous murmurs around the stands of Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.This time around, there was a different ending in store.Two second-half goals within five minutes of each other gave the Horned Frogs a 2-1 victory and their first NCAA tournament victory in program history.TCU head coach Eric Bell celebrates the win against BYU Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“This is a big reason why I came here,” said TCU head coach Eric Bell. “I wanted to build a program that could compete to win national championships and this is the first step toward doing that.”A historic night for the Horned Frogs didn’t seem probable early in the match. TCU hadn’t played a competitive match in 12 days, and that was evident in a disjointed first-half performance.“The first half was a little shaky,” said first-year forward Messiah Bright. “I know it was my first NCAA tournament game, so I was a little nervous.”BYU capitalized on TCU’s slow start, controlling the first half with comfortable possession and an aggressive high press. It paid off in the 23rd minute when junior forward Elise Flake scored on a perfect shot that bounced in off the far post.The goal was Flake’s 14th in the season and put the Cougars ahead 1-0. BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood was pleased with her team’s first-half performance.TCU players celebrate after a goal against BYU on Nov. 9, 2018.“I thought we played one of our best halves of soccer this season, which is what you want to do in a tournament,” Rockwood said. “We have a great attacking team, and I was pleased with the way we came out.”At halftime, the 1-0 deficit provided an opportunity for TCU’s team leaders to step forward and make a difference.“Even before the coaches came in, the players were talking,” said sophomore midfielder Yazmeen Ryan. “Especially the seniors — they were talking about how we were still in it and the first half didn’t represent who we are.”The Frogs proved that early in the second half. Karitas Tomasdottir made a driving run forward in the 56th minute and found Messiah Bright, who dribbled around one defender and finished into the bottom corner to tie the match.Yazmeen Ryan added another goal with a solo effort in the 61st minute. Ryan stole the ball from BYU defender Danika Serassio, cut onto her right foot and laced a shot past the BYU goalkeeper for the 2-1 lead.“Whenever I’m pressuring, I look for the extra touch that a player will take,” Ryan said. “Luckily I stole it and was able to get it on my right foot and score.”The Cougars raised the pressure late in the match, but the Frogs made some big defensive plays and were able to hang on for a 2-1 victory.Bell was impressed with the second-half performance.Kayla Hill shields the ball from a defender against BYU on Nov. 9, 2018.“I thought we were able to come out and play TCU soccer in the second half,” Bell said. “I’m very proud of our group, very proud of our staff and very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish over the course of time.”With the victory, the Frogs are through to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the first time and Bell is confident they have what it takes to compete.“We have to believe in ourselves and know that we’re a good team,” Bell said. “If we do that, I think we’ll be successful.”TCU will face Texas A&M in the second round after the Aggies defeated North Texas 1-0 in overtime Friday. The match is set for Thursday, Nov. 15 at a time yet to be announced. Yazmeen Ryan takes on a defender in TCU’s match against BYU on Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day Facebook High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Linkedin ReddIt Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. Facebook Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor

first_imgKennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Twitter Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Linkedin Kennedy Stadler is a second year student at Texas Christian University studying journalism and Spanish. Kennedy is from Danville, California and enjoys sports as well as traveling. Women’s tennis power past Dartmouth ReddIt Previous articleHorned Frogs can’t overcome offensive woes in regular season finaleNext articleFootball faces challenge of replacing key defensive ends Kennedy Stadler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s tennis downs UT-Rio Grande Valley Twitter Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Women’s tennis prepares for ASU, Ohio State + posts The Women’s Tennis team will look to rebound from back to back defeats last weekend. Photo courtesy GoFrogs Kennedy Stadler Facebook Women’s tennis starts off strong in Big 12 play ReddIt printThe Horned Frogs will travel to Waco Thursday to face-off against their Big 12 rival Baylor, hoping to snap their two-game losing streak. The team dropped a 7-0 decision against Ohio State in Tempe, Arizona on Feb. 24, and Texas Tech came back last weekend to steal a 4-3 win in Lubbock. Coach Lee Walker told GoFrogs.com that he liked the energy and fight the Frogs brought to Lubbock despite the outcome. “A lot of positive things happened today and I’m not going to let a point or two in the other direction make me frustrated,” Walker said in the press release. In the Texas Tech loss, freshman Mercedes Aristegui racked up another win in singles. Aristegui has the most singles wins on the team so far, with 12 wins this season. The team continued to dominate in doubles against the Raiders. This week, Aleksa Cveticanin and Ellie Douglas earned a No. 41 spot in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings following their 6-3 win on the top court against the Raiders. The Frogs are looking to bring some of that positive energy from Lubbock to Baylor as they kick-off the conference season. TCU struggled in its own conference last season, winning only two matches over Big 12 opponents.The Bears have come out on top in the lasts six matches over the Frogs. Last season, TCU picked up an early 2-0 lead over the Baylor, but the Bears battled back to spoil the Frogs’ home finale in a 4-3 win.The match is set to begin at 3 p.m. Thursday in Waco. Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Another journalist jailed on trumped-up charge

first_img Receive email alerts Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisoned June 8, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders condemns the 30-month jail sentence that local website editor Afgan Sadygov received on 12 January from a court in the southeastern town of Jalilabad on a clearly trumped-up charge of “assault and battery” against a woman. Sadygov is the main editor of Azel.tv, a website that has often drawn attention to political mismanagement in Jalilabad and nearby regions, including the bad quality of the roads, poor infrastructure maintenance and the waste of public funds. The court was told that the alleged assault took place at 10 a.m. on 9 August 2016, as Sadygov emerged from the office of the head of the local government, to which he had been summoned for a “discussion.” Obvious inconsistencies in the prosecution case were ignored. The alleged victim said she was beaten unconscious and was taken while still unconscious to a hospital where she did not regain consciousness until several days later. But Sadygov’s defence lawyer proved to the court that she was not admitted to the hospital until 3:30 p.m. and that she signed her complaint against him the same day. The four prosecution witnesses were all local administration employees, and two of them were the deputies of the head of the local administration. The court rejected the defence’s request to view surveillance camera video recordings. “This trial was yet another crude violation of the right to due process and media freedom, which are guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The Azerbaijani justice system and government are obliged to respect the accords they have signed, on pain of sanctions. Afgan Sadygov must be freed and the baseless accusations brought against him must be dismissed on appeal.” President Ilham Aliyev’s regime often uses trumped-up charges to silence outspoken journalists and bloggers. The victims include Faiq Amirov and Seymour Khazi. And when journalists continue to criticize the government after fleeing abroad, the same methods may be used against the relatives they left behind. Azerbaijan is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Azerbaijan Organisation center_img January 18, 2017 Another journalist jailed on trumped-up charge April 9, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisoned RSF_en News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News to go furtherlast_img read more

Call for release of blogger held for past two months

first_imgNews April 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of blogger held for past two months News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF_en May 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation CubaAmericas News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Help by sharing this information center_img October 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls on the Cuban authorities to quickly release Angel Santiesteban-Prats, a writer and blogger who has been held for the past two months and who has been on hunger strike since his transfer to a different prison at the start of this month. He is now in an isolation cell.“On 9 April, the same day that the authorities acceded to calls for dissident journalist Calixto Martínez’s release, Santiesteban-Prats was transferred to Prison 1850 in the Havana suburb of San Miguel del Padrón and was subjected to a ‘maximum-severity’ regime of treatment.“His detention is both cruel and absurd. The authorities are trying to make an example out of him, but they will never be able to prevent the population from expressing itself in diverse ways. We urge them to release him without delay. At the same time, we appeal to him to abandon his hunger strike.“The Cuban government took over the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in January, but it has yet to honour its international obligations as regards human rights and fundamental freedoms. The other CELAC members should remind Cuba of this requirement.”Arrested on 28 February to begin serving a five-year jail sentence, Santiesteban-Prats was placed in an isolation cell, without water or light, when he went on hunger strike following his transfer to Prison 1850. Currently allowed to use the phone for only a few minutes a day, he reported on 22 April that prison guards had held him down and forced him to drink a filthy liquid that made him ill.Santiesteban-Prats received the five-year jail sentence on trumped-up charges of “home violation” and “injuries” at the end of a summary trial on 8 December.The winner of major literary prizes, he was arrested several times prior to the trial in connection with the political views he expressed. The harassment increased after he created his blog, The children no one wanted, in which he criticized the government.One other news provider is currently detained in Cuba. It is Luis Antonio Torres, a reporter for the government newspaper Granma, who was arrested in 2011 and was sentenced in July 2012 to 14 years in prison on spying charges for which no evidence has ever been produced. Reporters Without Borders also calls for his rapid release. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Cuba News CubaAmericas October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

The Benefits of Perfecting Loan Collateral

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Audit Collateral Documents Loan Loan Disposition NTC portfolio Servicers 2018-08-14 Radhika Ojha Share Save Tagged with: Audit Collateral Documents Loan Loan Disposition NTC portfolio Servicers Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha As the lending and servicing environment gets increasingly competitive, loan servicers are looking at ways to decrease their servicing costs and maximize their gain on loan transfers. At a webinar on how perfecting loan collateral can increase the portfolio value of servicers, Danny Byrnes, VP of Sales and Marketing at Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc (NTC) and Jeremy Pomerantz, VP of Business Development at NTC, gave insights into the challenges and best practices associated with perfected or complete collateral. Explaining the considerations and challenges in loan sources, life of loans documentation, and variable storage considerations, Byrnes and Pomerantz said that loan source documentation was important across almost all categories, whether it was branch/wholesale and retail, broker correspondent loans, flow or bulk acquisitions, or sub-servicing.However, lack of proactive data capture, image conversion issues, dual tracking, inconsistent tracking reports, and reconciliation discrepancies were just some of the challenges that servicers faced while compiling and auditing loan source documentation.Looking at the life of a loan, it was important to consider documentation related to origination, servicing transfer or subservicing agreements, loss mitigation, bankruptcy or foreclosure, and paid in full or maturity of a loan. However, challenges such as missed deadlines associated with servicing transfers, foreclosures, and paid in full loans, as well as reactive collateral remediation led to increased costs for servicers.Today, though servicers could solve these documentation issues through an all-inclusive final documentation program that combines critical document audits, document level tracking, and effective document chasing to give a complete collateral.According to Byrnes and Pomerantz, each component of complete collateral helped servicers stay one step ahead by creating a virtual collateral file that retains almost all information related to a loan including document level shipment, established audit criteria, critical findings, and invalidated false exceptions that were reported early.A complete collateral also helped in effective exception management and consistent custodial reconciliations. The speakers concluded the webinar by looking at the downstream benefits for servicers, saying that buying and selling of loans, portfolio values, and loan disposition, all benefited with a complete collateral.Click here to view the full webinar. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Benefits of Perfecting Loan Collateral The Benefits of Perfecting Loan Collateral Previous: Natural Disasters Impacting Delinquency Rates Next: Ginnie Mae’s Outstanding MBS Balance Approaches $2T The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 14, 2018 1,356 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Gujarat High Court Restrains Govt From Notifying ‘Disturbed Area’ For ‘Improper Clustering’ Under Amended Disturbed Areas Act [Watch Hearing]

first_imgTop StoriesGujarat High Court Restrains Govt From Notifying ‘Disturbed Area’ For ‘Improper Clustering’ Under Amended Disturbed Areas Act [Watch Hearing] Akshita Saxena20 Jan 2021 9:45 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Wednesday restrained the State Government from declaring any area as “disturbed area” under Section 3(1)(ii) of the Gujarat Disturbed Areas Act, 1991, for “improper clustering of persons of one community.”A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Ashutish J Shastri sought the Government’s response on a PIL filed by…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 Gujarat High Court on Wednesday restrained the State Government from declaring any area as “disturbed area” under Section 3(1)(ii) of the Gujarat Disturbed Areas Act, 1991, for “improper clustering of persons of one community.”A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Ashutish J Shastri sought the Government’s response on a PIL filed by Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind organization, challenging the vires of the Gujarat Disturbed Areas Act, 1991, as amended by an Act of 2020.”Issue notice returnable on February 3, 2021. Senior Advocate Manisha Lavkumar, Learned Government Pleader upon instructions has informed that as of date the notification under Section 3(1)(ii) and (iii) of the amending Act 2020 has still not been issued and is at the stage of assent of the Governor. Till the next date fixed, the Respondent-state is restrained from issuing any notification under the above provision,” the Bench ordered.[Watch the hearing from 42nd minutes and Order from 3.35.12] The Petitioner- organization, represented by Advocate Muhammad Isa M. Hakim, has stated that the impugned Act fosters an illegitimate object and should be declared ultra vires Article 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution for vagueness, manifest arbitrariness and excessive delegation. Background The 1991 Act was brought to make the provisions of a similar Act, enacted in 1986 to address the panic sales resulting in mass inter-area migration of communities that in the aftermath of the 1985 riots in Ahmedabad, permanent. Thus, whereas the prohibitions on transfer of immovable properties in the ‘disturbed areas’ of Gujarat affected by riots, etc. was declared to be void for a specific temporary period under the 1986 Act, the Act of 1991 made those provisions permanent. The 2020 amendment however brought certain ‘drastic changes’, which the Petitioner has challenged on the below mentioned grounds: Violates constitutional morality and basic features of the Constitution Section 3(1)(ii) of Disturbed Areas Act (as amended in 2020) gives the State Government power to declare an area to be a disturbed area on the grounds of (i) improper clustering of persons; (ii) polarization, and/or (iii) maintenance of demographic equilibrium; and even the mere likelihood of any of the same.Further, under Section 5, the Collector has the power to reject an application for permission to transfer an immovable property in a Disturbed Area. The Petitioner has submitted that above provisions clearly reflect that the through the impugned Act ipso facto permits the State to segregate persons on ground of religion. “The impugned Act envisions two kinds of clustering of persons: proper and improper. The clustering of persons with common identity alone is considered proper, whereas the opposite is considered improper. Thus, the resultant effect of the Act is that any area with a population of different communities would ipso facto be identified as disturbed and any transaction between parties belonging to different communities would not be permitted. Therefore, the impugned Act effectively creates and effectuates enclaves or ghettos belonging to different communities and prohibits any transfer of property that would disturb the said segregation,” the plea points out. Taking objection to such a setting, the Petitioner organization has stated that the concept of proper clustering of persons as defined under the impugned Act is extremely broad based. “According to the definition, the clustering can be based on norms, religion, values or identity. This shows that the definition can include within its fold religion, ethnicity, language, caste, creed, eating habits, cultural practices, sexual orientation, and a host of other parameters. Therefore, the impugned Act is a frontal attack to the diversity, the composite culture and the multiculturism of the country,” the plea states. It adds, “The concept of “proper clustering of one community” and its usage in Sections 3, 5, and 16A of the impugned Act leads to and effectuates segregation of citizens on grounds such a religion, race or any other uncommon aspect of identity, thereby perpetuating creation of ghettos or enclaves in the State. By effectuating identity-based segregation in the State, the Impugned Act and its pivotal provisions violate the Constitutional value of ‘Fraternity’ being the basic feature of the Constitution.” Reliance is placed on Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, (2018) 10 SCC 1 where the Supreme Court had observed, “Constitutional morality leans towards making Indian democracy vibrant by infusing a spirit of brotherhood amongst a heterogeneous population, belonging to different classes, races, religions, cultures, castes and sections.” Violates Article 14, 15 of the Constitution as it is enacted for an illegitimate object and is manifestly arbitrary At the outset, the Petitioner organization has submitted that the Impugned Act violates Article 14 of the Constitution in as much as the very objective of the Impugned Act is discriminatory and unlawful. In this context, the plea refers to the Statement of Object and Reason of the impugned Act which states the objective to be of enlarging instances of declaration of any area to be a disturbed area on basis of the traits of residents of a particular geographic area having common norms, religion, value or identity and sharing a sense of place in the said area. “By classifying clustering of persons as proper and improper, and empowering the State to declare an area as disturbed area on basis of factor of polarization or likelihood thereof, improper clustering or likelihood thereof, or propensity to disturbance of public order, the Impugned Act seeks to achieve and effectuates segregation on basis of intrinsic and core traits of residents of a particular geographic area such as norms, religion, values, race etc. On the contrary, the origin of the Act of 1986 was to put a temporary check on distress and panic sales happening in the aftermath of the 1985 communal riots in Ahmedabad,” the Petitioner submitted. The impugned Act is also alleged to grossly violate the prohibition of discrimination on the ground of religion, race, caste or place of birth under Article 15 of the Constitution. “From the object and scheme of the impugned Act, it is clear that the notification and declaration of the disturbed areas is invariably based upon religion and is also attached to the race, caste and to the place of birth of the people residing in those areas,” states the plea. Excessive delegation/ Gives unbridled discretion to State It is averred that the under impugned Act, the State Government is empowered to make the declaration of disturbed area which need not be by taking into consideration about incidents of breakdown in public order proximate to the time of making such declaration, and the Act gives unguided and unbridled discretion to the State Government to make such declaration in respect of incidents of mob violence/riots resulting into breakdown of public order at any point of time in the past even though the incident might have become totally stale and normalcy returned in such areas. Discriminatory towards Minorities It is also stated that the effect of the provisions of the impugned Act is discriminatory and disproportionate on people in minority, particularly religious minorities. “Although the provisions of the Impugned Act are apparently neutral, it puts persons in minority, especially religious minority to a particular disadvantage compared to others. The effect of the provisions will be that persons of religious minorities such as Muslims would not be permitted to purchase property in nonMuslim dominated areas and would not be permitted to sell property to a non-Muslim in a Muslim minority dominated area, thereby perpetuating discrimination and ghettoes,” the plea states. Suffers from vagueness The Petitioner has submitted that Section 3(1)(ii) and (iii) empowers the State Government to declare an area as a disturbed area on grounds of polarization or likelihood thereof, or improper clustering or likelihood thereof, or on account of polarization or improper clustering that area is prone to disturbance to public order. However, “The assessment of polarization or likelihood thereof or improper clustering or likelihood thereof is incapable of objectively determinable parameters nor are any such parameters laid down in the impugned Act and the matter is left to purely subjective satisfaction of the State. The term polarization is neither defined in the Impugned Act, nor is it capable of objective empirical assessment.” Moreover, “Section 3(1)(i) is vague and uncertain and does not furnish any guidelines to the State Government for declaring a particular area as disturbed area. The State Government is empowered to make a declaration of disturbed area on the basis of a subjective satisfaction having regard to the intensity and duration of riot or mob violence and such other factors in the area of the State. These words are too wide and give absolute discretion to the State Government to pick and choose the areas.” Inter alia, it is alleged that “proper clustering of persons of one community” defined in Section 2(d) is based on factors such as norms, religion, values, or identity or sharing a sense of place. Except religion, all other terms are undefined and vague. Violates Article 19(1)(e) r/w Article 19(5) and Article 21 as it imposes unreasonable and disproportionate restrictions on the freedom to reside anywhere inside the territory of India The Petitioner has submitted that the impugned Act is an unreasonable and disproportionate restriction on the freedom to freely move throughout the territory of India and to reside and settle anywhere throughout the territory of India as contained under Article 19(1)(d) and (e) of the Constitution. In this context, it is submitted that out of all fundamental freedoms under Article 19, the freedom under 19(1)(d) to move freely throughout the territory of India and 19(1)(e) o reside and settle in any part of the territory of India— are least restrictive as per Article 19(5). “The right under Article 19(1)(e) can be reasonably restricted by making a law only “in the interests of the general public”. It is relevant to note that the said right cannot be restricted for making a law on grounds of public order, which is the subject matter under which the impugned Act has been legislated,” the plea states. It is pointed out that even otherwise, the maintenance of public tranquility, public order and law and order is the duty of the State and the failure of the State on that count must not result into deprivation of the fundamental rights of the citizens. The Petitioner also submitted that the right to freely move and reside throughout the territory of India is also held to be an intrinsic part of the right to privacy. Therefore, by taking away the fundamental choice of a person to reside anywhere in the territory of India the impugned Act also violates the right to privacy which is a part of Article 21 of the Constitution. Violates the right of enjoyment of property under Article 26 and 300A of the Constitution It is submitted that wide and uncontrolled and unguided discretion to the State Government to pick and choose the different areas in the State and issue a notification declaring it to be a disturbed area has drastic consequences on the citizens’ fundamental right to reside in any territory in India as well as the right to property under 300A of the Constitution of India. It is further stated that by imposing unreasonable restrictions on the right to own, acquire and dispose of property, the impugned Act violates the fundamental right of religious denominations to own, acquire and administer property under Article 26(1)(c) and (d) of the Constitution. Violates India’s International commitments and obligations in the global human rights regime The plea states that the impugned Act also falls foul of India’s international obligations under the global human rights regime. The Petitioner has particularly referred to Article 3 of the International Covenant on Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 1969 (ICERD) which prohibits racial segregation and apartheid. Further, attention is drawn towards Article 5(d)(i) and 5(e)(ii) that cast an obligation on the State parties to ensure the right to freedom of movement and residence within the border of the State and the right to housing respectively.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Entries accepted for peanut butter pageant

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories “We are encouraging contestants to incorporate red, white and blue into their attire,” Thrash said. “They can wear some type of military hat if they choose. The contestants’ waves will be salutes to the American Flag and the 900th Maintenance Company.”Thrash said the winners in each age division will be expected to participate in events advertising the Peanut Butter Festival, local parades and city and country events, as requested.“All proceeds from the pageant entry fees and admissions will benefit the American Red Cross disaster budget in each of the five counties covered by the South Central Alabama Branch serving Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw and Pike Counties,” Thrash said. By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Entries accepted for peanut butter pageant The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…center_img The pageant is for ages two through 21. The divisions are Baby Miss, ages two and three; Tiny Miss, ages four and five; Little Miss, age six; Petite Miss, ages seven and eight; Young Miss, ages nine and 10; Junior Miss, ages 11 and 12; Teen Miss, ages 13-16; and Miss Peanut Butter Festival, ages 17-21.The judges will select a winner and first, second and third place in each age division.Jane Thrash, American Red Cross director, said the pageant is in keeping with the flavor of the Peanut Butter Festival and country and western attire is the proper attire for the pageant.Because the 900th Maintenance Company of the Alabama National Guard based in Brundidge is currently in Indiana training for deployment to Afghanistan, the theme for this year’s pageant is “A Salute to Our Military,” which includes the men and women of the 900th as well as all who serve. Published 7:30 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Email the author Sponsored Content The Miss Peanut Butter Festival Pageant is set for Sept. 25 and entries are now being accepted in eight age divisions.The pageant is sponsored by the American Red Cross Pike County Branch in connection with the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge the last Saturday in October.The pageant will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Pike County Elementary School gymnasium. The non-refundable entry fee is $20.Entry forms are available at the American Red Cross Office on S.A. Graham Blvd. in Brundidge. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Troy U. fraternity village dedicated Troy University dedicated its new Fraternity Village on Saturday. The dedication of the Troy University Fraternity Village Saturday attracted the… read more Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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

City consultancy recommends shareholders reject Countrywide’s golden handcuffs for senior team

first_imgA leading City shareholder consultancy firm has branded Countrywide’s most recent remuneration package for its top executives as “excessive and unduly complex”.The deal, which shareholders are being asked to vote on, would see Executive Chairman Peter Long, Group MD Paul Creffield and Finance Director Himanshu Raja receive shares worth between them £20m.Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), in a report leaked to Sky News, also says the package is too loose in its “calculations of awards”.“No compelling explanation has been provided as to why the proposed arrangement is essential to effectively implementing the group’s strategy and turnaround plan,” says ISS.The package will be applicable to 15 executives at the top of Countrywide, which includes a cap of no more than 15% of the incentive ‘pot’ offered to any one executive.These are believed to include senior managers such as Peter Curran (MD of Financial Services), Paul Chapman (COO) and Paul Wareham (MD Business to Business).Despite City ‘outrage’ among investors at the package and ISS recommending that it should not be accepted, the deal is likely to go through.Oaktree Capital Management, which holds a third of shares in Countrywide, is hoping to make a killing if the company can be turned around, and is therefore expected to vote the incentive plan through.Anger over the package is based largely on the decision earlier this month to raise £129 million in debt refinancing via two share offers at just 10p a share. The company’s share price consequently fell off a cliff, from 49p a share to 14p, a price at which it has flatlined since.Himanshu raja paul wareham paul chapman Oaktree Capital Management Institutional Shareholder Services Peter Long Paul Creffield peter curran Countrywide August 17, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » City consultancy recommends shareholders reject Countrywide’s golden handcuffs for senior team previous nextAgencies & PeopleCity consultancy recommends shareholders reject Countrywide’s golden handcuffs for senior teamIn a leaked document, City-based firm Institutional Shareholder Services says package is “excessive and unduly complex”The Negotiator17th August 201801,505 Viewslast_img read more