WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 2 February 2011 8:46 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESLLOYDS DROPS MORTGAGE BROKERS OVER SUSPECTED FRAUDConcerns over suspected fraud have prompted Lloyds Banking Group to cull the list of brokers it allows to sell its mortgages. The UK’s largest mortgage lender has removed some 900 individuals over the past four years from its “approved panel” of brokers, including 300 in the past year alone. It admitted a large number of those brokers were struck off after uncovering suspected fraudulent activity.US TREASURY URGED TO SELL ULTRA LONG BONDSThe US Treasury has been urged to sell “ultra-long” bonds with maturities of up to 100 years to help lower the government’s borrowing costs. The longest bond issued by the US has a maturity of 30 years. Extending the average maturity of its outstanding debt beyond the current 59 months would enable the US to take advantage of prevailing low yields.INDIAN IT GROUPS SHIFT FOCUSIndian IT companies intend to reduce their dependency on a US ?market they regard as protectionist, citing a decision to increase visa fees for skilled workers. Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys, the two largest Indian outsourcing companies, told the Financial Times that while the US would remain an important market, they wanted to boost revenues in Europe and emerging markets.DEUTSCHE BANK’S MOSCOW OFFICE RAIDEDRussian police raided the Moscow offices of Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest lender, yesterday, as part of a fraud investigation into one of the bank’s clients. The Russian prosecutor-general’s office said the search was part of an investigation into a suspected $87m (£53.7m) fraud in the construction of the Hotel Moskva.THE TIMESFRANCO-GERMAN ALLIANCE CLOSER AS HYBRID CAR DEAL IS SIGNEDThe prospects of a marriage combining steely German success with French panache has long been the subject of saloon car chatter. But while the big day may be some way off, the relationship is getting stronger: BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroën said yesterday that they are to join forces to produce hybrid cars.EX-HSBC CHAIRMAN FACES CONFLICT OF INTEREST ON BANK REVIEWThe impartiality of a key figure on the Cabinet sub-committee that will determine the future shape of British banking was called into question in Parliament yesterday. A Labour MP told the Treasury select committee that trade minister Lord Green had worked at the bank for 29 years and might not be able to “see things in an unbiased fashion”.The Daily TelegraphIRISH BANK FLIGHT QUICKENS DESPITE EU RESCUE Irish central bank data showed losses of €40bn (£34bn) in deposits from the key banks in December, compared to €27bn a month earlier. Yesterday, Standard & Poor’s cut Ireland’s sovereign rating one notch to A-, citing a “weaker economic outlook, reduced prospects for bank earnings and funding difficulties of domestic banks”. FEWER PEOPLE HAVE CASH TO SPAREAlmost a third of people claim they have “no spare cash” as pressures on personal budgets mount, according to a survey. According to the latest Consumer Confidence Survey by the Nielsen Company and the British Retail Consortium, the number of people who do not have any spare spending money has increased by six percentage points since last year, while confidence to spend has fallen.THE WALL STREET JOURNALCOMMODITY SPECULATION BACK IN EUROPEAN SPOTLIGHTDebate over the role of speculation in pushing up commodity prices took a new political turn after the EU cut a controversial phrase from a long-awaited report on transparency in markets. The report had already been delayed after French President Nicolas Sarkozy lambasted an earlier version that found no evidence of “a correlation between the substantial increase in index fund positions and commodity futures prices”. SPAIN SEES NEW APPROACH ON EU AID Spain’s finance minister voiced support for an overhaul of aid packages to Greece and Ireland and for German proposals to improve the competitiveness of weaker economies in the Eurozone, but ruled out her own country needing external financial support. KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeUndoLiver HealthAdvertisement 1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndo
“COPY” “COPY” Meri House / Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects: Pezo von Ellrichshausen Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Courtesy of Pezo von EllrichshausenCollaborators:Diego Perez, Valentina Chandia, Simon Guery, Philpe Kempfer, Orlando Hartmann, Luisa RoccoBuilder:Ricardo BallestaStructural Consultant:Luis MendietaBuilding Services:Luis Valenzuela, Daniel GarridoArchitect In Charge:Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von EllrichshausenCity:La FloridaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Pezo von EllrichshausenRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. Even though the house we originally projected for a permanent use, after important changes in the family, it was transformed into this other house, no longer in reinforced concrete, a third smaller and for a temporary use. We did not only try to keep its luminous and relaxed presence but to trace it literally on top of a kind of fictitious footprint of the previous project.Save this picture!Floor PlanOn top of the same existing artificial podium, the new house extends itself horizontally as an attempt to follow the flow of a sinuous river at the foot of the hill. The dominant position of this piece establishes a double front articulated in its interior by a regular sequence of identical rooms.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pezo von EllrichshausenTowards the open landscape there is a continuous arrangement of common functions and to the immediate hill there is another discontinuous one with individual functions. Each side has five rooms with a system of openings in the exterior walls indifferent to orientation or program and another system of apertures in the interior walls that is relative to the degree of privacy from one room to the other.Save this picture!SectionBoth sequences are structured by another system of ceiling apertures that forces diagonally the perception of the plan’s depth. The center of the whole house is blurred by a couple of tangential perforations that unify the rooms at every side. The perforated ceiling extends beyond the interior and separates each of the four sides with heavy shades.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pezo von EllrichshausenThe totality of the structure is impregnated pine. The exterior walls are clad with dyed rough pine boards and the interiors with soften and flat boards, with the same Petoruti painting inherited by the family. Musil said that every thing that wants to closely approximate another has an elastic band tied to it, which tenses when extended. If not, things could end up intersecting each other. It seems that in every movement, in every activity, there is an elastic that fortunately never let us entirely do what we want.Save this picture!ModelProject gallerySee allShow lessMarc Mimram Reveals Design for New TGV Station in MontpellierUnbuilt ProjectDEFACED Makes a Stand Against Controversial Demolition of NYC Graffiti MeccaUnbuilt Project Share Year: Area: 170 m² Area: 170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2014 Save this picture!Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen+ 24 Share Year: Meri House / Pezo Von EllrichshausenSave this projectSaveMeri House / Pezo Von Ellrichshausen ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/555513/meri-house-pezo-von-ellrichshausen Clipboard CopyHouses•La Florida, Chile Projects 2014 Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/555513/meri-house-pezo-von-ellrichshausen Clipboard Chile CopyAbout this officePezo von EllrichshausenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa FloridaHousesChilePublished on October 13, 2014Cite: “Meri House / Pezo Von Ellrichshausen” 13 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Fruitful Fundraising awarded Investors In People status Howard Lake | 14 July 2003 | News Tagged with: Awards Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In order to achieve the award, representatives from across the group had to demonstrate results in 12 criteria, including:* Commitment to supporting the development of people* Encouraging people to improve their own and others’ performances* Ensuring people believe that their contribution to the organisation is recognised* Commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity in the development of its peopleAndy Holliday, Chairman of Fruitful Fundraising, added: “To be the first dialogue marketing agency to receive this award is a fantastic achievement. We are extremely proud that our company and its staff has been recognised by Investors In People.” 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising service agency Fruitful Fundraising LLP has become the first face to face fundraising agency to be awarded Investors In People (IIP) status.The award applies to all Fruitful Fundraising companies – Open Air Fundraising, Front Door Fundraising, Front of House Fundraising, and Charities in the Workplace. It recognises the company’s ongoing investment and commitment to its staff.Chris Coleridge, CEO of Fruitful Fundraising, said: “Our Investors In People status vividly demonstrates why we offer the highest quality client service, training and development, and staff performance in the industry – it’s the commitment we make to our people. It shows clearly we are achieving one of our goals, to provide the best environment for people wanting to work in the sector.” Advertisement 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.
Ralph Poynter and Lynne StewartHundreds of people gathered on April 22 at St. Peter’s Church in New York City to celebrate the life of Lynne Stewart. They came from around the country to honor the courageous advocate for the people, who dedicated her life to the cause of freedom and justice for all.A number of descriptive adjectives are used by those who loved Lynne and admired her life’s work. She was a revolutionary, freedom fighter, friend, activist, poet, warrior, former political prisoner and speaker of truth to power. Lynne was known to all as committed, tenacious, uncompromising, sweet, precious, amazing, unflappable, tireless, fearless and radical.There were several musical presentations at the celebration, including one by Lynne’s granddaughter, Serafina Brown, and poetry readings. Messages were read from political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Jaan Laaman and the Rev. Edward Pinkney. Former Puerto Rican political prisoners Oscar López Rivera and Dylcia Pagán sent messages, his in writing, hers an audio tribute.A highlight of the program was video and audio footage of Lynne speaking over the years. She explained that she gathered her strength from camaraderie with others and that she admired Mao, Che and John Brown, true revolutionaries who were guided by their love for the people. She discussed capitalist oppression, racism, militarism and state violence; grassroots organizing; and victories gained for, of and by people’s movements.‘Go forth and do justice!’Attendees heard Lynne stressing the need for solidarity, fighting white supremacy and making a commitment to the struggle. Expressing delight in seeing the political involvement of youth, Lynne asserted, “Go forth and do justice!”Speakers referred to Lynne as the “steward” of the people. They urged support for other lawyers like Lynne. She was referred to as “a long-distance revolutionary” who defied injustice despite threats to her career and freedom. The “power of the powerless” was raised. It was stressed that the best way to honor Lynne is to continue her struggle, to fight and to win — and that we’re at our very best when we’re like Lynne.Each tribute imparted memories of Lynne, showing gratitude for the impact she had on each person’s life and explaining how she inspired them. Bittersweet memories were shared of a life well-lived.Ralph Poynter, Lynne’s spouse, was also praised for his steadfastness, strength, longtime dedication to the struggle and deep love for Lynne.Betty Davis and Lisa Davis coordinated the program; Ralph Poynter and Mimi Rosenberg were the emcees. Speakers included the Rev. Lawrence Lucas, Rikers Island chaplain; New York state Assemblymember Charles Barron; Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report; Larry Hamm, Peoples Organization for Progress; Nat Turner, poet; the Rev. Allison Moore, St. Mark’s Church; Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Sara Flounders, International Action Center; and Jess Sundin, grand jury resister.There were tributes by Bob Lederer, gay anti-imperialist; Cisco Torres, former political prisoner; Bob Boyle and Jill Shellow, National Lawyers Guild; Lamis Deek, Palestinian attorney; Sekou Odinga, Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and former political prisoner; and Chris Hedges, journalist. Video messages were contributed by Jeff Mackler, United National Antiwar Coalition; Ralph Schoenman, Taking Aim; Omali Yesheteli, African Peoples Socialist Party; and Clark Kissinger. A message was read from Larry Pinkney, Black Activist Writers Guild.From teacher to ‘people’s lawyer’ to political prisonerIn her early working years, Lynne was a school librarian and teacher. In the 1960s, she became actively involved in the struggle for community control of schools in oppressed communities. Growing awareness of police and judicial persecution of political activists inspired her to become a lawyer.Over the years, Lynne represented hundreds of criminal defendants, many for free. Besides working as a lawyer and street activist, she was an early supporter of the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights. Throughout the 1980s, she represented many revolutionaries facing felony charges and teamed up with movement attorney William Kunstler.Lynne was a lawyer for Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian cleric who was blind. He was falsely accused by the U.S. government of participating in a “terrorist conspiracy” in New York City and was convicted in 1995. While serving a life sentence, Sheikh Rahman died in February.Lynne issued a press release on Sheikh Rahman’s behalf. As a result, she was convicted of conspiring to “aid and abet terrorism” and given a 10-year prison sentence.Imprisoned in 2009 at the age of 70, Lynne was then in remission from breast cancer. However, due to medical neglect, within three years the cancer returned and spread. Lynne won a medical “compassionate release” from Carswell Federal Medical Center on Dec. 31, 2013, with a prognosis of less than 18 months to live.A video of Lynne and Ralph produced by Flavia Fontes was played, showing the day of her joyous release from prison. Smiling, she said, “Everyone should have a Ralph.” Footage also featured Lynne’s arrival the next day at Kennedy Airport in New York City, There, she repeatedly expressed her gratitude to everyone who gave her love and support.Lynne beat the odds and survived for three years in freedom, continuing her lifelong commitment to fight for all victims of the racist, capitalist injustice system. She resisted until her last breath on March 7.The slogan “Live like Lynne! Dare to struggle! Dare to win!” is true to its core. To continue her life’s work, see LynneStewart.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
EritreaAfrica Imprisoned News Reports Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision April 14, 2021 Find out more A.Behrane interviewed by Märta Myrstener of the Swedish radio about Dawit Isaak (portrait on the desk) Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) endorses an appeal by a friend and former colleague of imprisoned Swedish and Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak to the Swedish authorities to do more to obtain the release of Isaak, who has been detained in Eritrea since 2001. EritreaAfrica Imprisoned May 2, 2019 Sweden’s “silent diplomacy” fails to induce Eritrea to free journalist Follow the news on Eritrea Receive email alerts to go further News Organisation RSF_en The appeal has been issued by Eritrean journalist Aaron Behrane, who is visiting Sweden for the first time at the initiative of RSF’s Swedish section. Behrane was the co-founder of Setit, the newspaper that Isaak was working for at the time of his arrest.Setit had just published a call by local politicians for a transition to democracy when Isaak was arrested along with ten other journalists in Eritrea in 2001. According to the information obtained by RSF, at least seven of those journalists have died in detention as a result of the appalling conditions in which they were held. Despite RSF’s repeated appeals, the Eritrean authorities have not provided any evidence that Isaak is still alive.In a letter to Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström, Behrane condemns the lack of transparency surrounding the efforts undertaken by the Swedish authorities to obtain his colleague’s release and describes their attitude as one of “indifference” or even “neglect.” The government refers to its efforts in very general terms and confines them to the use of a “silent diplomacy.”“The lack of results from the diplomatic dealings undertaken by Sweden in an attempt to obtain the release of one of its citizens clearly shows that ‘silent diplomacy’ has failed and it is therefore legitimate to question this strategy,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “As this Swedish journalist has languished in the Eritrean regime’s jails, in appalling conditions and without access to his family or to a lawyer, for nearly two decades, Sweden must now, as a matter of urgency, show that it deserves its reputation as a staunch defender of human rights by committing itself to more determined and concrete action to obtain his release.”In 2009 and 2015, when allocations of 100 million euros and 200 million euros in aid were made available to Eritrea under the European Development Fund, Sweden failed to use the opportunity to make this assistance conditional on Isaak’s release.After consulting with the government, the Swedish prosecutor general refrained twice – in 2015 and 2015 – from opening an investigation into Eritrea’s “crimes against humanity” in order not to undermine the government’s diplomacy.Civil society initiatives, including a 2016 appeal by RSF’s Swedish section for a parliamentary evaluation of the government’s actions, have yet to receive a favourable response, despite the motion that a number of parliamentarians presented in the spring of 2018.Eritrea is ranked 178th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Related documents A.Berhane’s letter to Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.PDF – 35.58 KB Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case January 13, 2021 Find out more News October 27, 2020 Find out more
News News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting News April 1, 2020 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites PeruAmericas to go further December 4, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts PeruAmericas Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation News Reporters Without Borders today condemned death threats made against five journalists in the northwestern province of Tocache by Sergio Gonzales Apaza, the leader of the “Saúl Guevara Díaz” group of cocaleros (coca growers). The cocaleros have been on strike since 2 November in protest against the eradication of their crops by the government, which accuses them of cooperating with drug traffickers.Sergio Gonzales has threatened the journalists several times publicly and by telephone. Two of the journalists, José Saldaña Vela of Radio Libertad and Abel Gonzales of Radio Concierto, have been physically attacked by members of the group. Radio Concierto has also been attacked.“It is deplorable that the cocalero leaders are threatening journalists like this over their coverage of the protests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We firmly condemn Sergio Gonzales’ threats and incitement to violence, which have already led to actual violence against Saldaña and Gonzales. Cocaleros already threatened the former and attacked the latter in March.”The press freedom organisation added: “Amid the continuing polarisation between coca growers and authorities in Tocache, we urge activists to respect the work of journalists, and we urge the local authorities to ensure that the safety of journalists is guaranteed.”González and two Radio Concierto colleagues, Julio Aguirre Domínguez and Peter Donato Torres, and Saldaña and Angélica Reyes of Radio Libertad were directly threatened by Sergio Gonzales when they attended a cocalero meeting. Accusing them of “disinformation” and of giving their movement a bid image, he said all journalists “who speak ill of the cocalero sector will be stoned.”Reyes told Reporters Without Borders that Sergio Gonzales called her on her mobile phone on 2 October and told her that if she did not stop her programme, the cocaleros “would come and burn down the station and everything else.” The threats were repeated on 26 October, and again on 30 October, during a TV broadcast. The cocalero leader “incited the population to attack the radio station and burn us alive for linking the cocaleros with drug traffickers,” she said.Saldaña was attacked on 2 November by a group of coca growers, who took his tape recorder. Two days later, Gonzales’s way was blocked by several cocaleros in Puerto Pizana, as he was on his way back to the city of Tocache with his wife. The slapped him and said they would kill him if he did not portray coca growing in a more favourable light. Stones were thrown at Radio Concierto while Aguirre was working inside.The coca growers have been acting hostilely towards journalists since the start of the year. Several journalists, including Donato, Aguirre, Gonzales and Saldaña, were threatened or attacked in Tocache in March by cocalero leaders and demonstrators, who regard the journalists as “enemies of the cocaleros” (see 12 April release). Follow the news on Peru Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable November 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Coca grower leader threatens to kill five journalists February 10, 2017 Find out more
Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts The opposition are calling on the Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald to outline how the new legislation on reporting child sex abuse allegations will impact on resources.It comes after the HSE’s Head of Child and Family Services, Gordon Jeyes likened the accountability structures of the HSE to those of the Catholic Church.Speaking at a lecture at UCD last month, Mr. Jeyes said he found it hard to find practices in the HSE which were “on the side of the public” and “on the side of children”He also described the moratorium in the HSE as daft and an obstacle in this process of protecting children.Last month the Government announced it’s to bring in new legislation, making it a criminal offence for any adult not to pass on information of child abuse to the gardaí.But Fianna Fail’s Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue says more resources will need to be put in place to deal with the possible surge in reports of allegations of child abuse: Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Deputy Charlie McConalogue wants more resources to deal with abuse reports Previous articleDungloe Crew break off from festival parade to tackle blazeNext articleCrime summt called after Tyrone building is damaged in fire News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter By News Highland – July 31, 2011 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
News UpdatesPlea Seeking E-Registration Of Documents and Digitisation of Sub-Registrar’s Office, Delhi HC Gives Liberty To Make Representation Before Concerned Authority Karan Tripathi23 July 2020 2:19 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has given the liberty to make a representation before an appropriate authority in a plea seeking establishment of a system for e-registration of all documents in order to dispense with the physical presence of all the parties. However, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan refused to issue any direction to the concerned…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?LoginDelhi High Court has given the liberty to make a representation before an appropriate authority in a plea seeking establishment of a system for e-registration of all documents in order to dispense with the physical presence of all the parties. However, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan refused to issue any direction to the concerned authority citing that the present issue involves a policy decision wherein the court can’t interfere. The court also asked the concerned authority to consider the suggestions given by the Petitioner in his representation as and when they wish to amend the said policy. Moved by Mr DC Tuteja, the petition seeks a direction to be issued to the Respondents to formulate policy and bring in line the e-registration of the documents , which shall avoid the unnecessary rush at the Sub-Regsitrar’s office, the ease of registration of the documentation, the effective manner of registrations and also avoid any red-tapeism or any manner of corruption which may have been existing at the Sub-registrar office. It is the case of the Petitioner that the COVID19, and the resultant lockdown, has seriously affected the process of registration of documents concerning property, transfer of interests, lease, deeds, etc. which has seriously affected the rights of duties of the citizens. For instance, the Petitioner submits, the system of electronically calculating the stamp duty before submitting the document to the Sub-Registrar can be made public so that people could be saved from last minute hassles, corruption would be checked, and the instances of wrong calculation of stamp duty would minimise. The petition states: ‘The Physical presence of the parties can always be done virtually by making the Sub-Registrar equipped with the virtual portals which would allow the parties to be virtually present before the Sub-Registrar and save the time, money, energy and also the spread of COVID. The said Practise would also reduce the footfall at the Sub-Registrar’s office which can become the breeding ground for spread of COVID-19 or any other such disease in future.’ The submission of secret documents, the Petitioner argues, can still be continued to be done through physical presence. The Petitioner has further submitted that the Sub-Registrar office also can become a single window transaction issue where the documents can be collected and deposited. ‘Documents which are uploaded on the System would itself be proof enough of the execution of the same by the parties and verification of the person executed can be done at the time the parties present themselves virtually before the Sub-Registrar’, the Petitioner mentions. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Mr Gaurav Bahl Next Story
iStock/Thinkstock(TYRONE, Pa.) — A 7-year-old boy waiting at a school bus stop in Pennsylvania was struck and killed Thursday morning by a vehicle, officials said, the latest in a string of traffic incidents in the United States this week involving kids being hurt or killed at school bus stops.The second-grader was killed about 7 a.m. in Franklin Township, Cathy Harlow, superintendent of the Tyrone Area School district, said in a statement posted on the district’s website.Harlow said a school bus driver found the boy dead at the bus stop and called 911. She said school district officials are assisting the Pennsylvania State Police in their investigation of the incident.“Our school community is truly grieved by this terrible loss. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,” Harlow said.Also on Thursday three children and two adults in Tampa, Florida, were injured when they were hit by a car around 8 a.m., police said.The crashes come after three young siblings in the rural Indiana community of Rochester where hit and killed by a pickup truck on Tuesday as they crossed a two-lane highway to get to their school bus. Another child was critically injured in the incident. The driver of the truck was arrested and charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor count of disregarding a stop sign and causing injury.On Wednesday, a 9-year-old boy was killed in Pratts, Mississippi, a suburb of Tupelo, as he crossed a highway to catch a school bus. The driver who struck the child was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.