first_img Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. 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But the big story is the company’s ambitions to expand abroad. And results from the US are pleasing. Today’s figures reveal to us that just over 7% of revenue came from across the pond, but US revenues surged by more than 30% compared to last year.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…A year of transitionBengtsson reckons 2019 was “a year of transition” because of the acquisition of Mr Green (MRG) and the “strong” growth of the US business. The acquisition of MRG completed in January 2019. The firm is a “fast-growing, innovative” iGaming enterprise with operations in 13 markets such as Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Malta, the UK, Ireland and Sweden.The directors expect MRG to strengthen William Hill’s online business and help the firm to expand its European coverage. And I reckon we could be seeing the emergence of renewed growth within the business driven by the strengthening of the online offering. I’m encouraged by the company’s progress with international expansion. After all, around 25% of the firm’s business is derived from abroad now.Bengtsson explained that the regulatory environment had been challenging during the year, but he’s optimistic about the future. The industry is evolving, he reckons, and that situation “brings great opportunities.” Rebasing the businessAnd that’s good to hear because the figures in today’s report are dire. Revenue slipped back by 2% compared to the prior year, adjusted earnings per share plunged by 48% and the directors’ slashed the dividend by 33%. It seems that regulatory changes have been taking their toll. Profits suffered badly, for example, because of “the implementation of the £2 stake limit.” William Hill had a “decisive” response to the new £2 stake limit by closing 713 shops. That led to an exceptional charge and adjustments of just over £134m, mainly because of redundancies and the closure of those shops. Indeed, the company posted a statutory loss before tax of almost £38m. And sadly, net debt rose to £536m, which compares to net cash from operating activities in the period of £183m – to me, that debt pile is uncomfortable.However, the share price is around 50% lower than it was two years ago, so the market has already adjusted for the new financial reality. And now that William Hill has rebased its business, I reckon there’s a decent chance that operations could grow from here as the firm pursues its international and online expansion strategy.With the share price close to 174p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2020 sits at 14 and the anticipated yield from the rebased dividend is a tempting 4.6%. I reckon the firm could make a decent recovery play if it can keep on top of its debt load and start reducing borrowings going forward.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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first_img Year:  Projects “COPY” Thailand CopyHouses, Housing•Thailand SAVA / Original VisionSave this projectSaveSAVA / Original Vision 2010 SAVA / Original Vision Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771852/sava-original-vision Clipboard Architects: Original Vision Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771852/sava-original-vision Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeOriginal VisionOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingThailandPublished on August 19, 2015Cite: “SAVA / Original Vision” 18 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Andrew LoitertonPhotographs:  Andrew LoitertonDeveloper:Avila Capital Advisors LtdContractor:World ConstructionProject Manager:TBA (The Blue Acre)Structural Engineer:WarnesM&E Engineer:ArupsQuantity Surveyor:Bob BoulterText:Adrian McCarrollSite Area:20,858.0sqmEnclosed Area:4,424m2Project Architect:Adrian McCarroll, Stephen Gorton, Jamie JamiesonCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrew LoitertonText description provided by the architects. The client’s brief was to create a Development of luxury family villas on a prime beach front plot of land on the west coast of Phang Nga province at the southern end of Thailand. The houses were to be open and spacious with extensive decks, terraces and lawns.Save this picture!© Andrew LoitertonSava is located on the beautiful Natai Beach on the west coast of Phang Nga province in Thailand. At a latitude of 8° north, the development enjoys a tropical monsoon climate with wet south-westerlies from April to November and dry north-east winds for the remainder of the year. These near constant breezes are the driving force behind the open living spaces, where the monsoon winds naturally cool by drawing air through the houses. Regulation set-backs have benefited the front villas as there are large lawn areas between the pools and terraces and the sandy beach.Save this picture!Floor PlanSava has been built on a green field site 10 minutes by car to the nearest village with no other buildings within its vicinity. Notwithstanding this isolation, the design has used materials that whilst being modern in their usage, have referenced the local vernacular. This has softened the aesthetic of the villa designs making them a very comfortable and contemporary.Save this picture!© Andrew LoitertonThe houses sits very comfortably on this essentially flat site with the front villas having activities focused around the swimming pool which is set-back from the beach making it unobtrusive from the waterfront. The houses at the rear of the site are elevated to allow clear views of the Andaman sea.Save this picture!© Andrew LoitertonProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Big Horn / Mezzo AtelierSelected ProjectsOryza Nakanoshima Spinning / Naoya Matsumoto DesignSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Andrew Loiterton+ 25 Share Area:  8960 m² Area:  8960 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Environmental Funding Guide Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people Carrick Allison leaves Institute The Institute of Fundraising’s director of professional development Carrick Allison is leaving to head up a new learning and development project in the Middle East.During his two years at the Institute, he has been heavily involved in the development and delivery of new National Occupational Standards for Fundraising, a new series of professional fundraising training and qualification products, and most recently the development and launch of the Institute’s e-learning website, Fundraising Learning Online.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk  50 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 January 2009 | Newslast_img read more

first_img“When you’re pushing the lie, the truth is very threatening.” — Ramona Africa of the MOVE organization.The prolonged fight to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has gone on for 36 years and counting. Mumia wages titanic battles every day in uncompromising defiance of the state’s ongoing conspiracy to finally silence him, behind the wall at Mahanoy Prison in rural Pennsylvania.On the outside, an international “People’s Army of Support” has planted itself like ubiquitous oak trees as Mumia’s ever-present backup team that never sleeps. They range from grassroots to professional in their pursuit of freedom for this highly regarded freedom fighter and public intellectual. They’ve been on watch and intervention ever since the state orchestrated frame-up and cover-up began under the reign of terror launched by the infamous mayor of Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo, in December of 1981 and before.Recently, defenders organized several well-attended events in Philadelphia and New York City. It must be stated here that the struggle to free Mumia is synonymous with the dogged effort to free the MOVE 9, targeted, too, by Rizzo’s wrath, who also fight tirelessly for release from prison after their decades-old bogus convictions. The virtual back-to-back events recently held included a teach-in at the historic Church of the Advocate in Philly on Dec. 8 and the demonstration, march and rally held on Dec. 9, beginning at the Rizzo statue and continuing with an indoor program at the Arch Street United Methodist Church. On Dec. 13, under the auspices of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, led by Johanna Fernandez, attendees at the Harlem, N.Y., gathering were not only treated to the “poetic-science” dropped by Immortal Technique but also had the opportunity to purchase Mumia’s latest book, “Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?” Mumia “curated” the engagement by phone! One veteran activist remarked that it was “standing-room only”! Attendees from as far away as Germany and France were “in the house,” when it came to these three venues.Sister Pam Africa’s legendary “uncompromising endurance” at all three events was visibly felt and heard. It should be noted that both she and Monica Moorehead of the International Action Center took their defense of Mumia, back in the day, to head of state Fidel Castro Ruz, who was not only keenly interested in what they had to say, but also well informed about Mumia. He offered continued political support for the effort to exonerate him! At the rally on Dec. 9, Suzanne Ross of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal circulated a historic document issued by the Frantz Fanon Foundation, addressed to Gov. Tom Wolf and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, demanding that there be “full public disclosure of police and DA files connected to Mumia’s case” and that Mumia be freed now, because of a long line of judicial and police misconduct central to this case. It also cited the dire complaint of medical abuse and neglect on the part of prison authorities that continues to endanger Mumia’s health and well-being, even as this commentary is being written!Attorney Bret Grote, one of Mumia’s “frontline” lawyers, briefed the audience on the efforts to protect and free Mumia to thunderous applause. And Mumia’s brother Keith Cook maintains an ever-vigilant eye, ear and effort to help liberate his beloved brother.Mumia is scheduled for another hearing in Philadelphia on Jan. 17, 2018, during which presiding Judge Leon Tucker will weigh arguments supporting Mumia’s legal complaints, generated by documented state improprieties. Please make every effort to attend. Individuals with their organizations can sign on in support of the Frantz Fanon Foundation’s petition, as well as secure a copy of this historic document, by visiting www.freemumia.com. Wide circulation is also encouraged.   Henry Hagins is a member of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNews More and more Iranian prisoners, including journalists, are risking their lives by going on hunger strike in protest against prison conditions or mistreatment, or simply to demand proper medical care.Soheil Arabi, a citizen-journalist held since December 2013, has been on hunger strike for the past 25 days in protest against the way the Revolutionary Guard intelligence services have been harassing and threatening his wife, Nastaran Naimi.Naimi was arrested at her home by plainclothes intelligence officers in July and was held for eight days. Since then, she has been constantly harassed and threatened, and was fired from her job at their request.Arabi’s family say Arabi is now in a critical condition because he has not eaten anything at all since 23 September.Mehdi Khazali, the outspoken editor of the Baran blog, was arrested on a Tehran street by men in civilian dress on 12 August and, according to his family, has been on hunger strike ever since the day of his arrest.This was disputed by the Tehran prosecutor a month after his arrest. “He is not on hunger strike, despite what is claimed by the enemy media abroad,” the prosecutor insisted. “He is well and his family saw him last week.” This has not been confirmed by his family.Khazali had been openly critical of the head of the judicial authority in the months prior to his arrest. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2011.Ehssan Mazndarani, a journalist with the daily Farhikhteghan arrested in November 2015, is in very poor health but is still being held despite a regulation requiring the prison authorities to provide ailing detainees with the medical care they need.His relatives say they are extremely worried about him because he can no longer even swallow water and the prison authorities are refusing to authorize a transfer so that forensic doctors can examine him.RSF points out to the Iranian authorities that they are required to respect both Iran’s own laws and regulations* and the international standards** established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Iran has signed.Iran is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.*According to Iran’s prison regulations, adopted by the judicial body that oversees the prison system, prison officials are supposed to provide detainees with any medical care they need. Articles 102 and 103 of the regulations say that “monthly medical checks are obligatory in the prison clinic” and that “if necessary, the detainee must be transferred urgently from the prison to the hospital.”These regulations also say that the judge in charge of the case is responsible for the health and safety of any prisoner with a serious and incurable illness.**According the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to whichIran is party, depriving detainees of medical care constitutes a violation of the ban on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about the prison conditions of detained journalists and citizen-journalists in Iran, especially those who are ill or on hunger strike. The plight of Soheil Arabi, Mehdi Khazali and Ehssan Mazndarani is particularly alarming. March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Judicial harassmentViolenceImprisonedInternet Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Judicial harassmentViolenceImprisonedInternet June 9, 2021 Find out more September 27, 2017 Iranian authorities neglect health of imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran News Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further News RSF_en February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgEducation Pasadena School Board Meets Thursday Board set to look at a range of issues By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 3:30 pm Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 41 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Subscribe Business News More Cool Stuff Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment The Pasadena Unified School District’s Board of Education will hold a public hearing via teleconference Thursday, May 14, to allow public input about the adoption of K-5 social studies instructional materials. The public hearing constitutes part of the Board’s meeting.Members of the community can take part in the public hearing and contribute input by sending comments to [email protected] access the public hearing on Google Meet, the public should call (929) 399-7626 and use the access code 585078199#.The proposed social studies instructional materials can be viewed through www.gopusd.com/historyreview.Also during Thursday’s meeting, the Board of Education is set to adopt a resolution expressing support for the retention of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station, stating that the station is “an integral part of the Pasadena Unified School District’s emergency preparation and response.”A draft of the resolution said PUSD has worked closely with the deputies and personnel of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station to ensure the safety of students, staff, and PUSD schools and to respond timely and sensitively to emergencies and safety concerns.Earlier in May, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said they were planning to close the Altadena Station by July 1 as a cost-saving measure.The draft resolution said closing the Altadena station would mean assigning service to a station located about nine miles away from the Pasadena area, increasing response times and reducing patrol unit presence in the community.Later on in the meeting, Dr. Leslie Barnes, Chief Business Officer at PUSD, is expected to provide a 2020-2021 Budget Update that includes adjustments as a consequence of the COVID-19 emergency. According to a Department of Finance update last week, with state revenues down by more than $41.2 billion, the impact on the education budget is estimated to be approximately $18 billion.In normal times, the PUSD is required to adopt a budget for the upcoming fiscal year by June 30. Now, with the state’s budget not likely to be finalized until August, the school district may need to revise its budget once the state budget is signed, a preliminary report on the presentation showed. HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The family of Anthony McClain bow their heads for a prayer before the press conference at the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Attorney Dale Galipo during the press conference at the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Make a comment Top of the News Anthony McClain Jr., the son of Anthony McClain is overwhelmed with emotion during the press conference at the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Skilynn McClian, 2, the daughter of Anthony McClain is held by her aunt during the press conference at the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Heart shaped balloons are let go into the sky in honor of Anthony McClain during the press conference at the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The attorneys representing the family of Anthony McClain, Caree Harper, left, and Benjamin L. Crump walk with family members of Anthony McClain to the press conference at the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Attorney Benjamin L Crump raises his fist with family members of Anthony McClain in solidarity during a press conference to present new evidence of unjustified police shooting of Anthony McClain in front of the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty ‹› Public Safety Floyd Attorney Ben Crump Joins McClain Legal Team Attorneys claim new video casts doubts on discovery of weapon allegedly found at scene  By EDDIE RIVERA | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 6:06 am More Cool Stuff Attorney Benjamin L. Crump during the press conference at the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Business News Noted civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who helped win a tentative $27 million settlement in the Minneapolis Police death of George Floyd, has joined the team of attorneys suing the city and the police department for the shooting death of Pasadena resident Anthony McClain last summer. Crump and attorneys Carree Harper,  Dale Galipo, and Michael Carrillo held a press conference at Pasadena Police headquarters Monday to announce a new legal filing which is the precursor for the pre-trial discovery set to begin on March 25.Tuesday would have been McClain’s 33rd birthday.Opening the press conference, Crump detailed a litany of cases in which police officers nationwide have killed Black citizens.“What’s important to note here today,” said Crump, “is that in Pasadena, California, in 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic shut down everything in America… except implicit bias and police excessive force and brutality against Black people in America.”“We saw it with Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, and in America, all said her name,” said Crump. “We saw George Floyd tortured for eight minutes and forty-six seconds and everybody saw that video all over the world. And they all said George Floyd’s name, and then a week after Anthony McClain was shot and killed, Jason Blake., Jr. in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot and paralyzed, and we all said his name.”“We’re here in Pasadena saying that in America,” Crump continued, “we should all be saying Anthony McClain’s name.” McClain was shot twice on Raymond Avenue in Northwest Pasadena on Saturday,  August 15 while fleeing police during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate. His death re-ignited ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations which roiled Pasadena all last summer. Attorney Harper, a former police officer, said Monday that a recently discovered video cast doubt on the recovery of the gun police say McClain had been concealing at the time of the stop but discarded as he fled. Video Taken Shortly After Shooting of Anthony McClainHarper claims that the gun was found “under very suspicious circumstances” by an officer who arrived after the shooting.The video shows McClain lying face down and handcuffed on a grassy easement, bleeding onto the grass, as a police officer appears to be applying pressure to a wound on McClain’s lower back. The video was filmed on the parkway of the eastern side of North Raymond Avenue.An angry and hostile crowd of residents gathers, shouting and cursing at the police, while others can be heard crying and shrieking. During the four minute-and 19-second video, officers tell the crowd that an ambulance is on its way. McClain is heard saying, “I can’t breathe,” while on the ground. At the end of the video, an officer is heard saying, “It’s here!” referring to the ambulance.The video does not appear to show the presence or discovery of a weapon. Pasadena Police Dept. spokesperson Lt. William Grisafe said  Monday the gun was found on the opposite side of the street from where the video was shot, and about 20 to 30 yards away from where McClain fell.Grisafe said the McClain case has been submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for a review of the officers; conduct “a few months ago.”“We have not received a response as it averages about 12 to 18 months to receive their disposition,” he said.Later Monday, the Police Department issued a statement about the press conference in which it said that “the incident that took place last year that resulted in the tragic death of Anthony McClain continues to be reviewed by multiple agencies, including the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s review of the shooting, as well as the OIR Group, which has been retained by the City to conduct an independent review of the incident.”“The recent loss of Mr. McClain’s beloved grandmother has only added to the family’s pain and our thoughts are with them,” the statement said.The Department declined to comment specifically on charges leveled at police by attorney Crump, saying, “As there is ongoing litigation regarding the matter, we are unable to comment publicly on the claims made earlier today by attorney Ben Crump, although the fact is that a handgun was found, and Mr. McClain’s DNA was found on the handgun.”Harper said that the McClain team is “questioning the evidence. I think with that video, we are going to question the Pasadena Police document that was filed today.” Both sides reportedly filed Federal 26-1 documents Monday morning, in which each provided initial statements before the formal discovery phase.Harper said that her office will allege that the police officer improperly applied pressure to the wound and that Police Chief  John Perez “improperly trained his officers.”As a former police officer, Harper seemed torn over taking legal action against police officers.“I’ll be honest,” said Harper. “I don’t think that anyone ever joins a police department because they want to shoot and kill black people” Harper was also hesitant to directly criticize Police Chief John Perez, who she said she thought “has a good heart.” But, she added, “Evil prevails when good men fail to act.”Added Harper, “In Pasadena, when officers do wrong, they don’t seem to be held accountable. It seems like they are actually promoted.”Also at the press conference were McClain’s son, Anthony, his daughter SkyLynn, and his son Bryce, along with their mothers. Following the press conference, the group,  led by Solemuli Afaese, mother of Anthony Jr., sang “Happy Birthday” to McClain. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Family members of Anthony McClain are overwhelmed with emotion during the press conference at the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Bryce McClain the oldest son of Anthony McClain holds heart shaped balloons as he has a moment to himself before the start of the press conference to present new evidence of unjustified police shooting of Anthony McClain in front of the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 1, 2015 966 Views Dodd-Frank Act Federal Reserve Financial Sector Liabilities Mergers & Acquisitions 2015-07-01 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Brian Honea Subscribe Fed: Financial Sector’s Aggregate Liabilities Equal $21.6 Trillion The Federal Reserve Board announced that the aggregate financial sector liabilities equaled approximately $21.6 trillion, according to the Fed’s first-ever determination of aggregate consolidated liabilities for all financial companies released on Wednesday.According to the Fed, the amount of total liabilities for the financial sector – $21,632,232,035,000 – will measure the aggregate consolidated liabilities for the purpose of section 622 of the Dodd-Frank Act for a one-year period from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. Section 622 of Dodd-Frank, implemented by the Board’s Regulation XX, prohibits a merger between two financial companies or one financial company from acquiring another if the resulting merged company’s liabilities exceed 10 percent of the aggregate financial sector liabilities.Insured depository institutions, bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies, foreign banking organizations, companies that control insured depository institutions, and nonbank financial companies designated for Board supervision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) are among the financial companies that are subject to the limit on financial company mergers and acquisitions imposed by section 622 of Dodd-Frank.The Fed will publish the aggregated consolidated liabilities by July 1 of each subsequent year. For the first period, which ran from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, aggregate financial sector liabilities equaled financial sector liabilities calculated as of December 31, 2014; for all subsequent periods, the aggregate financial sector liabilities will equal the average of financial sector liabilities as of December 31 for the two preceding calendar years.According to the Fed, the total of aggregate financial sector liabilities equals the sum of all financial companies’ financial sector liabilities. For bank holding companies and insured depository institutions (calculated under applicable risk-based capital rules), financial sector liabilities equaled the difference between risk-weighted assets and total regulatory capital. For savings and loan holding companies, nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board, bank holding companies with total consolidated assets of less than $1 billion, and U.S. depository institution holding companies that are not bank holding companies or savings and loan holding companies, financial sector liabilities equal liabilities calculated in accordance with applicable accounting standards, according to the Fed. Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Act Federal Reserve Financial Sector Liabilities Mergers & Acquisitions Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Portfolio Expands for Eighth Time in Nine Months Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 7/2/2015 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed: Financial Sector’s Aggregate Liabilities Equal $21.6 Trillion Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesThe Tenure Of Tribunal Members Will Be 4 Yrs Plus Re-appointment: AG KK Venugopal Submits Before SC On Behalf of Centre Mehal Jain26 Sep 2020 12:23 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday resumed hearing on the plea by the Madras Bar Association challenging the Tribunal Rules of 2020, on the grounds that it is in the teeth of the principles of separation of power and independence of judiciary. The Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ravindra Bhat are hearing the matter. “A question was raised whether law officers, who…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday resumed hearing on the plea by the Madras Bar Association challenging the Tribunal Rules of 2020, on the grounds that it is in the teeth of the principles of separation of power and independence of judiciary. The Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ravindra Bhat are hearing the matter. “A question was raised whether law officers, who are appointed as members of tribunals, would retain their license to practice…prior to 2001, Rule 49 of the Bar Council of India Rules, allowed even those with full-time salaries to retain their licenses. Post 2001, this category was taken away…”, began ASG Balbir Singh, referring to the 2013 judgment of the apex court in Deepak Agarwal’s case where the appointment of law officers of the government, who appear before courts on behalf of their employers, to the higher judicial services was considered.”Officers of ILS are of two kinds- one, the members who practice in courts, and then there are those who don’t. The former would come within the category of “advocates”. So we don’t have to say that ILS members are per se ineligible to be judicial members”, observed Justice Hemant Gupta.”Does ILS have any lawyers allowed to practice outside? Like in High Courts?”, asked Justice L. Nageswara Rao. Mr. Singh relied on the 1987 S. P. Smpath Kumar and the 2002 Delhi High Court Bar Association cases to assert that ILS members have been held to be eligible.”How do you respond to Justice Gupta’s question? Only those who practice in courts can be considered “advocates”, not others?”, asked Justice Rao.”Suppose a member of the ILS worked as a lawyer for 15 years and then he was deputed elsewhere. He will still qualify on completion of 25 years”, advanced Mr. Singh.”But only the lawyers who continue to practice and have proficiency in a field can be hired?”, ventured Justice Rao.”The specialisation is needed only for advocates and not for ILS members”, replied Mr. Singh.”How can you make this distinction for judicial members? Appoint an ILS member with no experience in that field at all?”, asked the bench. “An advocate is required to have experience of appearing before the ITAT, but not an ILS member?”, the court inquired.”There was in fact a member of the ILS who was appointed as the judicial member of the ITAT, who went to become a High Court judge, and finally retired as the Chief justice of the Gujarat high court…”, advanced Mr. Singh.”If your effort is to have ILS members considered for judicial posts, will that not be contrary to the constitution bench decisions? How do you get over that?”, asked Justice Rao. “Sampath Kumar upheld appointment of ILS members as members (judicial) of CAT. L. Chandra Kumar said we better leave it to the Search cum Selection Committee as to whether ILS officers can be judicial members or technical members…I suggest even if ILS officers cannot be considered for the posts of members (judicial), it be left to the SC”, he advanced.”It is first about finding them eligible, and then about whether they are suitable…Madras Bar Association says ILS members cannot be considered…”, observed Justice Rao.”The 2010 Madras Bar decision says that only judges and advocates can be considered for appointment, and that ILS Grade I officers cannot be considered….but they were dealing only with the NCLT/NCLAT there. And also, only Grade 1 is restricted, while the new Rules speak of Additional Secretary and above……if someone is found fit, and someone is working in the central agency of the Supreme Court as an employee, and has completed 25 years, I think we should leave the decision to the SCSC. The test is only that of judicial independence”, he repeated.Mr. Singh concluded his submissions, raising the case of retired Delhi High Court Justice Manmohan Singh, having been appointed as the Chairman of the IPAB, whose term has been extended by 3 months recently by the Court, and if the 2020 rules sustain, he can continue uptil the age of 67 years, holding office till 2021.Next, ASG S. V. Raju drew the bench’s attention to the CESTAT, having been constituted under section 129(1) of the Customs Act.He advanced that prior to the 2017 Rules, the recruitment to the tribunal was governed by the CESTAT Members (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules. He referred to Rule 10 to indicate that the tenure was until the age of superannuation, that is, 62 years. Further, by operation of section 175 of the Finance Act 2017, a new sub-section (7) came to be added to section 129, stipulating that the qualifications, appointment, tenure, salaries, removal and terms and conditions shall be governed by section 184 of the Finance Act.”Section 175 says two things- that from the date of commencement of part 14 of Chapter 6 of the Finance Act (AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN ACTS TO PROVIDE FOR MERGER OF TRIBUNALS AND OTHER AUTHORITIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE OF CHAIRPERSONS, MEMBERS, ETC.), the qualification, appointment and tenure will be governed by section 184. And before the appointed day, the old Rules shall hold fort”, he explained.”Section 184 is on the power of the central government to make rules governing qualifications, tenure, salaries, removal, appointment, terms and conditions of service…the tenure of service may be such which is fixed by the rules of the central government, but cannot be more than 5 years, subject to reappointment, and the age of 70 years, as in the case of the chairman, and the age of 67 years, in the case of members…”, he advanced.”Now, the 2017 Rules were struck down in Roger Mathews. As regards the inapplicability of the 2020 Rules because of their restrospectivity, I wish to submit that they don’t provide for their coming into force from an earlier date”, conteded Mr. Raju.”The AG said they are dated back to before the date of notification”, pointed out Justice Rao.”Assuming that the Rules date back to the appointed date, it is not provided in the Rules but in the statute”, contended Mr. Raju.”Section 183 of the Finance Act provides that the provisions pertaining to the making of rules shall apply on and from the appointed date. And the provisions for making the rules are contained in section 184. So a combined reading of section 183 and 184 would suggest that it is the statute which makes the rules operate from an earlier date”, argued Mr. Raju.”And 184 was upheld while the Rules were struck down (in Roger Mathews)”, confirmed Justice Rao.”Yes, but not on the ground of retrospectivity”, said Mr. Raju.”We are still not clear on this. 183 provides for 184 to apply from the appointed day. 184 empowers the Central government to make rules. So the 184 Rules would apply from the appointed day because of 183? But those Rules are not there now!”, noted Justice Rao.”No, but the new Rules are also under section 183″, replied .Mr. Raju.”As the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualification, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2017 have been struck down and several directions have been issued vide the majority judgment for framing of fresh set of Rules, we, as an interim order, direct that appointments to the Tribunal/Appellate Tribunal and the terms and conditions of appointment shall be in terms of the respective statutes before the enactment of the Finance Bill, 2017. However, liberty is granted to the Union of India to seek modification of this order after they have framed fresh Rules in accordance with the majority judgment.”, Mr. Raju quoted from Rojer Mathews.”So liberty was granted to seek modification, which means the Rules come into force on the appointed date…Acts of legislature can be retrospective, either in plain terms or by necessary implication…if the intention was not to give the rules retrospective effect, the Act would not have said ‘appointed day’ but the day the Rules are framed…the legislature know that the Rules are not in existence and that they would come into existence on a later date, and it was the intent of the legislature to give them retrospective effect”, suggested Mr. Raju.He sought to cite a case-law to show that curative legislation, which these Rules are, is always retrospective.”Is the case about curative subordinate legislation? Because if it’s about curative plenary legislation, it is already established that the same would be retrospective…”, observed Justice Bhat, adding that Mr. Raju’s argument was based on a textual interpretation of ‘appointed day’.”All these District Judges who are appointed to Tribunals, can they continue to hold their post in the parent department (where their tenure ends before the age of superannuation, and they are not eligible for re-appointment)”, asked Justice Rao.”Like members of the Indian Revenue Services hold lien on their parent department and they can go back. Would it apply to District Judges also?”, asked Justice Bhat.The bench was informed that the DJs come only on deputation and for specific-periods.Thereupon, Senior Advocate Arvind Datar began his rejoinder submissions: “The tenure of members cannot be less than 5 years. The 5 years’ term is non-negotiable. From Sampath Kumar, the Supreme Court has been saying the term has to be between 5 to 7 years. And now the government has brought it down to 4 years…”, he advanced.”Can you agree on 5 years? 184 says maximum 5 years or till the age of 62, whichever is earlier. So why not consider the 5 years’ term?”, the bench inquired from AG K . K. Venugopal.”We have made the provision of 4 years, with re-appointment. One shall be eligible for re-appointment unless adverse remarks, pertaining to independence etc, have been made…so an advocate who joins the profession at the age of 23, is eligible to be appointed after 25 years of experience, at the age of 48, and can continue to hold the post till 65 years of age”, responded the AG.”The AG is saying 4 years plus re-appointment. 25 years of experience is the eligibility for a lawyer who starts his career at 22, 23. So he will be appointed by the time he is 47, 48, and he can hold the post for 2-3 tenures”, explained Justice Rao.”I think we should give credit to the AG, who is heeding suggestions and agreeing to make amendments in the course of the hearing”, Justice Rao added.”What is the point in making the tenure 3 years first, then 4 and then 4 plus renewal? I am grateful he said that 4 can be 5. Roger Mathews also says that 5 is needed. But since an advocate who joins at 47 is not going out at 51, 4 is justified..”, submitted Mr. Datar.”Rule 9 of the 2017 Rules provides that the appointee would be eligible for re-appointment. But that is missing in the 2020 Rules”, he continued.”Does 184 provide for reappointment?”, asked Justice Gupta.”No. And this provision can’t be read into the Rules”, replied Mr. Datar.At this point, the AG interjected to sumit, “There will be reappointment. My submission may be recorded on behalf of the Government of India. The tenure will be 4 years plus reappointment by a Committee headed by a Supreme Court judge”.Mr. Datar continued, “Rule 1(2) of the 2020 Rules says that Rules come into force with effect from 12.2.2020,. There is nothing in the Finance Act, 2017 which allows retrospective application of the Rules. In contrast, see section 164 of the CGST Act, 2017, which provides specific powers for Rules to be brought into effect with retrospective operation. In the absence of such specific power, retrospective applicability is not possible”, he urged.Next, Mr. Datar argued that the prerequisite of 25 years of substantial experience in the relevant field may be reduced, considering that advocates are not the only ones appointed.”To be appointed as High Court judges, 10 years’ experience as a lawyer is needed. But that does not mean that people are immediately appointed on completion of 10 years. At 25 years of experience, the pool of consideration is substantially reduced. Reducing 25 to 10-15 years would increase the number of candidates substantially…the importance of advocates’ experience was emphasised in Sampath Kumar which said that lawyers who could become HC judges should not be barred from applying for the post of Tribunal members”, he advanced.”Many members of the bar have called me to urge that the years of experience is reduced to 15 years. An advocate, at the age of 50, will be reluctant to leave the profession. As people with 15-16 years of experience would be eligible for appointment at the age of 41-42, they may opt to leave Also, at 15 years of experience at the bar, more lawyers would be interested, and their tenure would also be longer…there will be a wider pool of talent to pick from”, he advanced.”Besides, the SEBI Appellate Tribunal, the TDSAT, the Electricity Appellate Tribunal, the NGT are not even 25 years old…so how to have substantial experience of 25 years in these fields?”, he asked.”Also, experience in company law broadly should count and not just before the NCLT/NCLAT”, he continued.”Even those dealing in Securities law would go to the NCLT”, noted Justice bhat.”In places like Madras, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Janbalpur, all lawyers engage in a wide range of fields of practice…there is no survival otherwise…so there is no specialization…”, Mr. Datar pointed out.Proceeding further, Mr. Datar submitted that even lawyers practicing regularly before the Armed Forces Tribunal cannot become members.”That provision was never there. The SG explained that they don’t want civilians at the AFT”, said the bench.”Your Lordships may give it a thought as only 5-6 % of matters are of a critical nature of court martial. 80-85% of the matters are service-oriented…”, replied Mr. Datar.”ILS has 3 categories- one, cadre of legal advisors in the main secretariat and branch secretariats; two, officers in the Law Commission; three, government advocates in the central agency section, that is, the supreme court. “There are government advocates of the senior cadre in the Central Agency, who don’t appear before the court, and only instruct the panel counsel and law officers”, advanced Mr. Datar. “Instructing is also practicing”, ventured Justice gupta.”Would Your Lordships consider procuring brief or chamber work as practice? And then in that case, since practising advocates are required to have 25 years’ experience, would an ILS member who is not in domain practice also be considered to have that much experience? …Madras Bar Association said they can be technical members but not judicial members”, argued Mr. Datar. “A member of ILS, being a government advocate, will be at par with the advocate practising for 25 years in that field. Only the judicial window is closed”, he advanced.The hearing remained inconclusive on Friday Next Storylast_img read more