BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_img BEST OF THE BROKERS Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Monday 21 March 2011 8:10 pm Share whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content COMPUTACENTERJP Morgan Cazenove rates the IT infrastructure provider “overweight” and has raised its target price from 345p to 480p following results last week. The broker has raised its revenue forecast by 13 per cent for 2011 to £2.97bn for the year, giving a pre-tax profit of £77m. It expects a steady growth trajectory for IT investment in the UK, Germany and France as confidence continues to grow.STANDARD CHARTEREDCitigroup rates the bank “buy / medium risk” with a lower target price of £22, down from £22.50, to reflect the UK bank levy. The broker has cut its targets in line with lower trading multiples among Standard Chartered’s peers, but thinks its recent sell-off creates an opportunity to buy a growth stock at a lower multiple. The broker notes the bank’s recent pledge to deliver double-digit growth in 2011.MAN GROUPCredit Suisse rates the asset manager “neutral” but has cut its target price from 290p to 250p. The broker has also reduced its forecast for assets under management by $100m to $69.8bn for the end of March, based on a decline in the AHL division during the last quarter and the broader impact of subdued markets on long investment positions alongside poor hedge fund returns in recent weeks. whatsapplast_img read more

Mosaic adds CFP’s lottery services to create UK’s “largest full-service charity offering”

first_img  350 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16  349 total views,  1 views today product strategy and development,campaign management services including design and print sourcingonline weekly lottery and raffle solutionssubscription rafflesbespoke lottery processing solutions.Duncan Marrison, Mosaic Fulfilment Service’s managing director, said:“This new formal partnership with CFP means Mosaic can now offer our charity customers dedicated raffle and lottery expertise on and offline that they can combinewith our existing state-of-the-art technology and processes.“It provides the significant advantages of a single, end-to-end supplier solution with best-of-breed component parts that can be offered as stand-alone services orseamlessly integrated through a one source solution. It enables us to offer more comprehensive services to our clients for a fuller strategic approach to their communications and fundraising.” Howard Lake | 18 July 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Fundraising Lotteries Fundraising Raffles Mosaic Fulfilment Solutions has purchased an interest in charity specialist CFP Lottery & Raffles, adding these functions to its range of charity services. The cash purchase of the interest, made without external investment, adds External Lottery Manager services to make Mosaic “the most comprehensive charity services offering” in the UK, it claims.Mosaic‘s clients include WaterAid, Cats Protection and Macmillan.Its portfolio of services now include:charity lottery and rafflescampaign response handlingpayments processinginbound and outbound contact centredigital print and direct mailecommerce fulfilmentIT and data managementand warehousing servicesThese are all supported by Microsoft technology and charity clients benefit from this combination in the form of access to a single view of supporter interaction of fundraising activities on and offline via a management and reporting dashboard.The deal follows Mosaic’s 2017 acquisitions of interests in  online donation management platform Committed Giving and donation response handling agency Telebank.CFP Lottery & RafflesCFP, chaired by Jason Haigh-Ellery, has been active in the charity sector of 40 years, and works with local, national and international clients in the UK, Northern Ireland, America and Australia.Its current services include: Advertisement Mosaic adds CFP’s lottery services to create UK’s “largest full-service charity offering” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Cuba on the front lines of fighting COVID-19

first_imgCuba continues to illustrate international health care solidarity in its response to the COVID-19 crisis.  The island nation has sent brigades of doctors and supplies to Italy, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Suriname and Grenada. (telesurenglish.net) Meanwhile, the United States has been criminally negligent in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and in testing and treating its own people.Cuban doctors and nurses head to Italy to aid in fight against COVID-19.Cuba has 28,268 members of medical brigades working in 61 countries around the world, according to Dr. Jorge Hidalgo Bustillo, director of the Central Unit for Medical Collaboration. All of them are COVID-19 negative and are being monitored daily. Through a joint venture with China, Cuba is producing large quantities of an antiviral medicine called Interferon Alpha 2b. This vital drug is “recognized as one of the most effective medicines in treating this virus. It is credited with saving 1,500 people from [dying of] the virus in China alone … and Cuba’s producer of medicines, BioCubaFarma, is producing 21 other compatible medicines for the treatment of complications that may arise in patients with COVID-19.” (dissidentvoice.org) The Cubans gave permission for the British cruise ship — the MS Braemar with five confirmed cases of COVID-19 and dozens of symptomatic travelers on board — to dock in the harbor at Mariel, west of Havana, on March 18. Cuba then treated those affected by the virus and arranged passage home for the rest of the passengers. In explaining the gesture, Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement March 18 on Twitter, saying, “These times call for solidarity, understanding health as a human right and strengthening international cooperation in order to address our common challenges; values that are inherent to the humanist practice of the Cuban Revolution and people.”  For Cuba: Global health care is a rightCuba has proven its ability to stay in the forefront of medicine in areas like cancer care and ending mother-to-child HIV transmission. Cuba consistently lives its values by providing free health care around the world.In 1965, Cuba established the National Center for Scientific Research with the aim of using scientific methods to solve biomedical problems and develop sophisticated products. Cuba also established the Latin American School of Medicine in March of 1999. Since then the country has trained thousands of medical students from over 124 countries, free of cost, who pledge to return home to provide health care to the indigent. Due to its first-rate nationalized health care system, the island nation has one of the highest life expectancies and lowest infant mortality rates in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Cuba’s health care advances have seen the disappearance of malaria, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles. Cuba has been on the frontlines of many global struggles, providing aid to those who need it. Cuban doctors were the first to arrive after calamitous earthquakes in Pakistan in 2005 and Haiti in 2010 to fight a major cholera outbreak. Cuba’s  revolutionary doctors cared for 20,000 cancer victims after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine from 1989 to 2011, all free of charge. Cuban doctors also helped treat those affected by Ebola in Western Africa in 2014. In February 2020, underserved and neglected by the settler-colonial government of Canada, First Nations leaders from Manitoba met in Havana to discuss a possible health care partnership. (cbc.ca) To put this meeting in context, an Ojibway-Cree person explained in a March 11 tweet: “During the H1N1 crisis at my home reserve a few years back, the government sent body bags when we asked for help.” All this aid is provided while Cuba has been under a unilateral blockade by the U.S. for over 60 years, with new sanctions imposed regularly.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast

first_img Follow the news on Dominican Republic Organisation Presenter Luis Manuel Medina Pérez and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez were gunned down at around 10 a.m. by a man who had walked into the studios of Radio 103.5 FM, located inside a shopping mall in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís.The gunman also shot the radio station’s secretary Dayana García, who was gravely injured.When the shooting took place, Medina and Martínez were reaching the end of “Milenio Caliente,” an interactive news programme broadcast on FM and on the Internet in which Medina often criticized the local authorities. Medina also covered the Estrellas Orientales, a local baseball team, for the station.“We firmly condemn this appalling double murder and we urge the Dominican authorities to quickly identify both the perpetrator and the person or persons who instigated it,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“Attacking journalists in the course of their work constitutes a frontal assault on the entire media profession and free speech. RSF offers its full support for the Dominican Republic’s journalists and the families of the victims.”The local police today said they have identified a man as part of their investigation but are not as yet working on any particular hypothesis. Colleagues of Medina and Martínez said the two journalists had not mentioned any recent problem and had not reported receiving any specific threat.Their tragic deaths came the day after World Radio Day, for which RSF had issued a press release spotlighting both the importance and vulnerability of community radio stations in Latin America.The Dominican Republic is ranked 62nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts News News February 15, 2017 Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast Dominican RepublicAmericas Condemning abuses ViolenceFreedom of expression RSF_en Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the fatal shooting of a radio news presenter and his producer in mid-broadcast yesterday in the Dominican Republic and calls on the Dominican authorities to identify those responsible for this shocking double murder without delay. center_img July 2, 2014 Find out more to go further Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 June 25, 2015 Find out more TV cameraman gunned down in Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicAmericas Condemning abuses ViolenceFreedom of expression News Help by sharing this information Police officers take fingerprints at a radio station after an unknown attacker killed its director and a presenter and wounded a secretary, in San Pedro de Macoris, eastern Dominican Republic. STR / AFP September 22, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

Investigative journalist’s car bombed in Corsica

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en FranceEurope – Central Asia News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story FranceEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns the bombing of journalist Enrico Porsia’s car in the early hours of today outside the house in Conca, near the southern Corsican town of Porto-Vecchio, where he is staying while on vacation. The explosion caused considerable damage to the car but no injuries.An Italian national who was once a member of the Red Brigades, Porsia has political asylum in France. He works as a journalist based in the Corsican city of Bastia and is in charge of investigative reporting for the Amnistia news website (www.amnistia.net).“Intimidation attempts of this sort are very cowardly and are indicative of the criminal mentality of the individuals or organisation responsible,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope the authorities will investigate this case with the necessary thoroughness.”Porsia told Reporters Without Borders he did not know if the bombing was the working of “local small-time criminals, Corsican nationalists or a more organised group.” But he added that he was convinced that it was linked to the land development and zoning stories he had been covering for more than a year.“I have written several stories, especially about Corsica’s sustainable development plan, in which I question the actions of the head of the Corsican government, Ange Santini, and the head of the Corsican parliament, Camille de Rocca Serra,” he said. “It seems some people have taking advantage of the plan to get land rezoned for building that should not have been.”Regarding the bomb itself, Porsia said: “It went off in the middle of the night. At first I thought there was a storm. Then I went to the window and I saw it was my car. I had received no direct threat. I had of course been given friendly advice but I had never been the target of an attack of this kind.”Porsia added: “They won’t scare me. The journalist will not abandon his pen and the man will not abandon his village.”The prosecutor’s office in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio has put the Porto-Vecchio police in charge of the investigation. No group has claimed the bombing and it is not yet known what kind of explosive was used. Receive email alerts News to go furthercenter_img News Organisation Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Follow the news on France August 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigative journalist’s car bombed in Corsica May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Zombie Foreclosures Decline Quarterly, Annually

first_img Foreclosures RealtyTrac Zombie Foreclosures 2014-10-29 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily 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. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The number of “zombie” foreclosures in the U.S. declined both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year in the third quarter of 2014, according to RealtyTrac’s Q3 2014 Zombie Foreclosure Report released today.Zombie properties, which are residential properties in the process of foreclosure that have been deserted by the owner but are not yet fully foreclosed upon, totaled 117,298 nationwide in Q3, according to RealtyTrac. This was a decline of 17 percent from Q2 2014 (141,406) and of 23 percent from Q3 2013 (152,033). Zombie properties comprised 18 percent of all active foreclosures in the U.S. in Q3. Most of these zombie properties will likely end up as short sales, foreclosure auction sales, or bank-owned (REO) sales. Zombie properties accounted for about 18 percent of all active foreclosures in Q3 2014, according to RealtyTrac.”The most effective preventative vaccine for the blight caused by vacant, abandoned foreclosures has proven to be a short and efficient foreclosure process,” said Daren Blomquist, VP at RealtyTrac. “Absent that, the best antidote for a zombie foreclosure infestation is a pro-active land bank program like that in Cleveland and more recently Chicago designed to aggressively take possession of vacant foreclosures and rehab or demolish them. Meanwhile, markets with lengthy and lengthening foreclosure timelines have unintentionally created a zombie foreclosure breeding ground. As we see a backlog of delayed distress finally hit the foreclosure pipeline in some of those markets, the problem is coming more to light.”The number of zombie foreclosures declined year-over-year in 33 states and in 152 out of 212 metropolitan areas (60 percent) with a population of more than 200,000 in Q3, according to RealtyTrac. The state that saw the biggest year-over-year decline was Missouri, at 73 percent, followed by Virginia (59 percent), California (56 percent), Massachusetts (46 percent), New Hampshire (45percent), and Illinois (44 percent).The metro area with the largest drop in zombie foreclosures from Q3 2013 to Q3 2014 was Portland, Oregon, at 53 percent. Cleveland, Phoenix, and Boston each saw a decline of 52 percent, and zombie foreclosures fell by 51 percent year-over-year in Jacksonville, Florida, RealtyTrac reported.Of the 16 states that saw a year-over-year increase zombie foreclosures for Q3, New Jersey led the way with 75 percent, followed by North Carolina (65 percent), Oklahoma (37 percent), New York (30 percent), and Alabama (29 percent), according to RealtyTrac. The five metro areas that experienced the largest year-over-year increase in zombie foreclosures were Trenton, New Jersey (106 percent), Atlantic City, New Jersey (98 percent), Rochester, New York (49 percent), Washington, D.C. (up 40 percent), and New York, New York (38 percent). Zombie Foreclosures Decline Quarterly, Annually Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Grant Program Creates Opportunities for Homeownership in Cincinnati Next: Allstate Appraisal, Bradford Launch Third-Party Inspection Product About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Zombie Foreclosures Decline Quarterly, Annually Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 29, 2014 1,162 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosures RealtyTrac Zombie Foreclosures The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

HSBC Next to Pay Reparations for Pre-Crisis Conduct

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HSBC Next to Pay Reparations for Pre-Crisis Conduct Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac Initiative Brings Affordable Homes to Three Cities Next: Cities With the Biggest Jumps in Single-Family Rentals About Author: Kristina Brewer Related Articles Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans. Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / HSBC Next to Pay Reparations for Pre-Crisis Conduct August 6, 2018 1,998 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News 2018-08-06 Kristina Brewer HSBC will be paying a $765-million fine to the Department of Justice, as representative of the United States, over its contributions from the bank that lead up to the 2008 housing and financial crisis. The details of the settlement were reported in the bank’s second-quarter earnings report, relating to RMBS transactions occurring between 2005 to 2007.Under the section titled “US mortgage securitisation (sic) activity and litigation” within the earnings report, it was stated that the settlement-in-principle was reached to resolve the DoJ’s civil claim “relating to its investigation of HSBC’s legacy RMBS origination and securitisation (sic) activities from 2005 to 2007.”The details of the settlement were described as “subject to the negotiation of definitive documentation,” with the caveat that there is no assurance the two entities will agree on final documentation. From 2005 to 2007, HSBC Bank USA purchased and sold about $24 billion worth of loans to HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., which were subsequently securitised and sold by HSI to third parties. “In addition,” the statement continued, “HSI served as an underwriter on securitisations issued by HSBC Finance Corporation or third parties, and HSBC Bank USA served as trustee on behalf of various mortgage securitisation trusts.”The bank reported pre-tax profits of $6 billion for the three months ending June 30, up 13 percent in year-over-year comparison. Revenue for this same period rose around 1.5percent to $13.7billion, despite what was reported as yet another difficult period for its trading division.“In June this year, I announced eight strategic priorities for the bank between now and 2020,” John Flint, Group Chief Executive said. “These have two aims—to get HSBC back to growth and to create value. We will seek to achieve these aims by increasing returns from the Group’s areas of strength, particularly in Asia and across our network; turning around low-return businesses of high strategic importance, particularly in the United States; investing in building a bank for the future with the customer at its centre; and making it easier for our colleagues to do their jobs.”last_img read more

Uttarakhand HC Upholds Constitutional Validity Of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesUttarakhand HC Upholds Constitutional Validity Of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 July 2020 10:51 PMShare This – xHigh Court reads down Section 22 of the Act.The Uttarakhand High Court has dismissed a PIL filed by BJP leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy challenging the constitutional validity of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act,2019. “Except to the limited extent that the words “shall devolve” in Section 22 must be read as “devolve on the Char Dham and shall be maintained by the Board”, and the words “may further acquire land”, in…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 Uttarakhand High Court has dismissed a PIL filed by BJP leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy challenging the constitutional validity of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act,2019. “Except to the limited extent that the words “shall devolve” in Section 22 must be read as “devolve on the Char Dham and shall be maintained by the Board”, and the words “may further acquire land”, in the proviso thereto, shall be read as “may further acquire land on behalf of the Char Dham”, the challenge to the validity of the 2019 Act, on the ground that it violates Articles 14, 25, 26 and 31-A of the Constitution of India, must fail. “, the bench comprising of the Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice R.C. Khulbe said while dismissing the PIL.Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act,2019.The Act entrusted  management of Char Dham temples to a Board whose Chairman and members are, by and large, nominated by the State Government. Two of the Chardham temples in Uttarakhand, Shri Badrinath and Shri Kedarnath temples, were, prior to the 2019 Act coming into force, under the control and management of a managing committee constituted under the U.P. Shri Badrinath and Shri Kedarnath Temples Act, 1939. This 1939 Act was repealed by the 2019 Act. The 2019 Act brings within its ambit the Gangotri and Yamunotri Dhams also. Dr, Swamy had challenged the validity of the Act, on the ground that it violates Articles 14, 25, 26 and 31-A of the Constitution of India. Along with Dr. Swamy, the society of Gangotri Dham had also filed a writ petition questioning the validity of the Act. Today’s judgment dismissed both these writ petitions. Locus Standi of Dr. SwamyThe state had objected to the Writ Petition filed by Dr. Swamy terming it a Political Interest Litigation as both Dr. Subramanian Swamy and the ruling dispensation in the State of Uttarakhand belong to the same political party. However, the court refuses to non-suit Dr. Swamy on this ground of ‘locus standi’. The object of classifying these temples, and in bringing them within the ambit of the 2019 Act for its rejuvenation and its effective management by the Devasthanam Management Board, is undoubtedly reasonable. It cannot, therefore, be said to suffer from manifest arbitrariness violating Article 14 of the Constitution of India. Article 14 ChallengeRejecting the challenge on this ground, the bench observed that the object of classifying these temples, and in bringing them within the ambit of the 2019 Act for its rejuvenation and its effective management by the Devasthanam Management Board, is undoubtedly reasonable. It cannot, therefore, be said to suffer from manifest arbitrariness violating Article 14 of the Constitution of India, the bench added.”The object of the 2019 Act is to provide for rejuvenation of the Char Dham and various other temples located in Uttarakhand, and to manage the Devasthanam Management Board. “Rejuvenation” is the act or process of making an organization or system more effective by introducing new methods, ideas, or people. The object of the 2019 Act is to make the management of the Char Dhams, and other temples covered by the said Act, more effective by constituting the Devasthanam Management Board under whose overall supervision various amenities are to be provided, and the secular activities of these temples regulated.”Article 26 ChallengeThe court also observed that as long as the law does not totally divest the administration of a religious institution or endowment, by a religious denomination, the State has the general right to regulate the right of administration of a religious or charitable institution or endowment; and such a law may choose to impose such restrictions the need for which is felt the most, and to provide a remedy therefor.In this context, the court noted that the pleadings are also silent regarding the religious denomination whose Article 26 rights have, allegedly, been taken away by the 2019 Act. The Court observed that it is no even the case of Dr.Swamy that any of the Chaar Dhaam temples have been established by a religious denomination. Consequently no right is available, under clauses (a), (c) and (d) of Article 26, to manage the Char Dham temples as they are not established by a religious denomination, the bench said.  Section 22 Read DownSection 22 of the 2019 Act stipulates that all properties belonging to Char Dham Devasthanams to which the Act applies, on the date of commencement of the Act, that are in the possession or under the superintendence of the Government, Zila Panchayat, Zila Parishad, Municipality, property in the Board or any other local authority or in the possession or superintendence of any company, society, organisation, institutions or other person or any committee, superintendent appointed by the Government, shall, on the date on which the Board is or is deemed to have been constituted, or members are or are deemed to have been appointed under the Act, stand transferred to the Board and all assets vesting in the Government, local authority or person aforesaid and all liabilities subsisting against such movement, local authority or person on the said date shall devolve on the Board. Under the proviso thereto, the Board may further acquire land in or around the vicinity of the religious devasthanam and other places as it would deem proper for its better development. Dr. Swamy had alleged that the 2019 Act divests ownership of its properties from the temple, and vests it in the Board which is evident from Section 22 of the Act; and that the properties of the temples is now sought to be taken away, and to be vested in a Board, Taking note of this provision, the bench observed: If Section 22 is construed as vesting the properties of the “Char Dham” in the Char Dham Devasthanam Board, then such a provision, whereby the properties of the Char Dham are read as having been taken over by the Board without payment of any compensation, much less just compensation, would fail the test of reasonableness, and fall foul of Article 14 read with Article 300-A of the Constitution of India. The court said that this particular provision has to be read down:The words “shall devolve” in Section 22 shall be read as “devolve on the Char Dham and shall be maintained by the Board”. Likewise the words “may further acquire land”, in the proviso thereto, shall be read as “may further acquire land on behalf of the Char Dham”. When so read, the legislative intent that the properties of the Char Dham temples shall continue to vest in it, as declared in Section 4(2) of the 2019 Act, would be given effect to; and the power of the Board would thereby be confined only to the administration and management of the properties of the Char Dham Devasthanam. When so read, Section 22 and its proviso would be saved from being struck down as ultra vires the provisions of the ConstitutionClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe 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

Cleared: Power restored to 2,800 NYSEG customers in Tompkins

first_img Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: UPDATE (12:45 p.m.) – NYSEG reports power is restored to all customers in Tompkins County.ITHACA, N.Y. – About 2,800 NYSEG customers in the City and Town of Ithaca and in southwest Dryden are without power as of 11 a.m. Monday, March 25. Devon Magliozzi center_img Tagged: nyseg, power outage Downtown businesses along the Commons as well as Aurora, Cayuga, Green, Seneca and Tioga streets are among the affected addresses.Traffic signals at several intersections are not functioning. Drivers should treat all affected intersections as all-way stops.NYSEG is currently working on repairs but has not confirmed when power will be restored. The company’s online outage list currently estimates work will be complete by 12:45 p.m and will be updated throughout the day. last_img read more