GVC tops GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3 of fiscal year

first_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 16th January 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has revealed that GVC Holdings pledged to donate the most money in the nine months to 31 December 2019, despite not adding to the amount it committed to in the first half of the year.The Ladbrokes Coral owner pledged a total of £1.46m (€1.71m/$1.91m) in the opening three quarters of the 2019-20 financial year – the same amount that it had donated by the end of the first half.The £1.46m pledge also matches the total amounted that GVC donated to the body in the 2018-19 financial year.Flutter Entertainment, which operates the Paddy Power and Betfair brands, has so far pledged £1m to GambleAware, while William Hill also committed to £1m.Meanwhile, Bet365 donated £868,000 and Gamesys committed to £426,000, while Buzz Group made a pledge of £249,126, Betway a donation of £153,500 and Genesis Global donated £145,000.Rank Group made several donations through various brands, with its Grosvenor Casino business donating a total of £249,450, and its Mecca arm £177,225.BetVictor pledged £160,000, and gaming centre operator Praesepe Holdings said it would pledge £119,000, while 32Red committed to £95,000 and Tombola International £87,476.In related new, GambleAware has commissioned a new research project looking into the relationship between gambling and gaming.Led by Dr Joanne Lloyd of the University of Wolverhampton and Dr Helen Lloyd and Dr James Close, both from the University of Plymouth, the project will look at the relationship between players’ mental health and wellbeing, and purchasing of chance-based in-game items such as loot boxes.The project will also investigate the psychological profiles of young people and adults who buy loot boxes, focusing on their motivations for purchasing and any potential harms they may experience.“The connections between gaming and gambling are something we’re keen to understand better,” GambleAware interim director of research Alison Clare said. “This project should help us understand more about the similarities and differences between gambling-related harms and any harms emerging from chance-based elements in games.”It comes after the mental health director for the National Health Service (NHS) in England accused the country’s leading gambling operators of causing avoidable mental health problems among players. Claire Murdoch also demanded operators immediately implement the ban on credit card gambling due to come into force from April this year, and to scrap tactics she claim encourage high-spending customers to chase losses. The operators, via the Betting and Gaming Council, have asked to meet Murdoch so she can share her experiences to help the sector refine player protection tactics. Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Regions: UK & Ireland Bingo GVC tops GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3 of fiscal year Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has revealed that GVC Holdings pledged to donate the most money in the nine months to 31 December 2019, despite not adding to the amount it committed to in the first half of the year.last_img read more

Stock market crash: I think these cheap UK shares could double your money

first_imgStock market crash: I think these cheap UK shares could double your money Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. The outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent stock market crash has rattled investor confidence. But the aftermath of a major sell-off still remains one of the best times to invest your money. It’s often the case that attractive returns can be realised down the line. As such, buying cheap UK shares today could be a wise move, provided you’re in it for the long term.Yesterday, I talked about two British shares that I think are too cheap to ignore. Today, I want to discuss another two that I think have the potential to double your money.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…Ashtead Group: a cheap UK share?International equipment rental company Ashtead Group (LSE: AHT) operates in some of the world’s largest markets. This includes the US, UK and Canada. The company rents a wide range of construction and industrial equipment to a diverse customer base.Over the last 10 years, Ashtead’s share price has rocketed by around 2,713%. The shares have gone from trading at 90p in January 2010, to £25 today! This remarkable share price performance largely reflects the profitability of the underlying business. What’s more, much of the company’s success has been delivered through a series of mergers and acquisitions, which have helped consolidate Ashtead’s market position.Inevitably, demand for the company’s products in the construction sector has declined. However, this has been largely offset by increased demand from emergency services and other key industries. Therefore, despite operating in the relatively cyclical construction industry, the group has weathered the crisis well so far. Moreover, while it’s unlikely that construction will bounce back quickly, Ashtead is well-placed to capitalise on increased government spending on infrastructure, not to mention rising house sales in the UK and US.All things considered, I view a P/E ratio of 14 as a price well worth paying for those prepared to hold for the long term. Ashtead’s dividend yield is nothing to write home about, but I’m focused on the upside potential of the company’s share price, which I think could feasibly double your investment over the coming years thanks to the business’s strong recovery potential.Mondi: industry-leading international packagingPackaging and paper group Mondi (LSE: MNDI) is the second British share I want to look at today. Right off the bat, a P/E ratio of 9.2 suggests there could be value to be had. What’s more, the shares have failed to make a strong recovery since the sell-off in March and are still down by 20% since the start of 2020. But why?Well, widespread lockdowns inevitably took their toll on the business. Mondi was forced into the temporary closure of various paper mills and other plants. That said, trading remained resilient throughout the first few months of the pandemic, and I’m confident that Mondi’s exposure to the lucrative e-commerce market will stand the business in good stead moving forward. What’s more, company CEO Andrew King recently purchased some 15,000 shares in the company, which indicates he too is confident regarding the firm’s future outlook.Consequently, I think Mondi shares are seriously undervalued. Given the company’s sustainable business plan and profitability, I think there’s plenty of room for further growth. As such, I reckon investors prepared to hold for the long term stand a high chance of doubling their money in the years to come, thanks to a combination of share price appreciation and dividends. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Matthew Dumigan Matthew Dumigan | Thursday, 6th August, 2020 | More on: AHT MNDI center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

City council approves new definition of ‘single housekeeping unit’

first_imgJoey McReynolds Linkedin Linkedin ReddIt The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation printTCU students and residents living in Fort Worth won’t have to worry about stricter rules on renting after the Fort Worth City council approved a new definition of what constitutes a ‘single housekeeping unit’ earlier this week.The new definition states that a single housekeeping unit consists of: “Individuals occupying a dwelling unit that have established ties and familiarity with each other; share a lease agreement, have consent of the owner to reside on the property, or own the property; jointly use common areas and interact with each other; and share the household expenses such as rent or ownership costs, utilities, and other household and maintenance costs activities. If the unit is rented, all residents over the age of 18 have chosen to jointly occupy the entire premises of the dwelling unit, under a single written lease with joint use and responsibility for the premises.”City Councilwoman Ann Zadeh said that it was important to clarify the term because there was no set definition already established.“When you have undefined terms in an ordinance, it can be confusing,” Zadeh said.The zoning commission drafted the new definition last month after a previous amendment would have put severe limitations on who is able to rent houses throughout the city.The clauses in the previous definition that were not approved included a restriction on locks or deadbolts on any interior doors of the house, significant changes in number of residents over a 12-month period and members using a different address for legal registration. Also, sharing the house couldn’t be for temporary, seasonal, convenient or economic reasons.Zadeh also said she hopes the clarification will help build positive relationships between TCU students who rent houses and residents living in the neighborhood.“The people who live in that area choose to because of the energy it brings.” + posts Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ ReddIt Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Twitter TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summercenter_img Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Twitter Student Body President Maddie Reddick advocates for students in front of the Zoning Commission during the meeting Sept. 7. Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Previous articleSGA, theEnd volunteers prepare for Hunter Hayes concertNext articleNew area restaurant caters to students and surrounding community Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/last_img read more

Demonstration outside Istanbul prison holding RSF’s representative

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression The participating organizations, which also called for the withdrawal of all the charges against the three detainees, included the Turkish journalists’ union Türkiye Gazeteciler Sendikası (TGS), the Turkish Platform for Independent Journalism P24, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).They also included the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), the International Press Institute (IPI), the European Judicial Network (EJN), Amnesty International, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), of which Önderoglu is a board member.Erol Önderoglu and Ahmet Nesin are being held in Metris prison. Another demonstration will be staged at 4 p.m. today outside Bakirkoy women’s prison, where Sebnem Korur Fincanci is being held.In Paris, RSF and FIDH representatives demonstrated outside the Turkish embassy to press the same demands – the release of imprisoned journalists and respect for the right to provide news and information.Both Önderoglu and Nesin released letters yesterday expressing their determination to continue defending their free speech rights. The texts of the two letters follow.23 June 2016Metris prisonTurkey has persecuted its journalists and opposition members under different regimes but, in recent years, this persecution has broadened and now affects all sectors that are not part of the government.What we have been able to see in Metris prison is that all our colleagues, lawyers and activists who have faith in democracy, media freedom and freedom of expression and opinion can act together in an effective manner.I salute the campaign being waged by RSF (of which I am the representative) and by national and international journalists’ organizations, writers’ associations and human rights groups against the harassment of journalists, lawyers, academics and opposition politicians.Whether in prison or on the streets, together we will continue the fight for our rights.Warm regards,Erol Önderoglu________________Dear Friends,Nowadays nothing is easier than to be jailed in a country that does not respect the rule of law. It is obviously hard to fight for peace and democracy in a country where these principles are neither applied nor even acknowledged. But these difficulties have never affected out faith in freedom.Our task was difficult in the past and still is difficult. The only difference is that today we face someone who not only does not want democracy but also does not recognize it. As a result, it would be pointless to provide him with any explanation.Those who think that democracy is nothing more than elections and that getting elected means holding power on their own, without the least opposition, do not know what democracy is and will clearly never want to know. The only explanation for this is fascism. Those who think democracy means holding power on their own don’t know what fascism is either. So excuse their ignorance.I hope we will be the last link. But I don’t think so, because we are combatting a lone man who knows nothing. This fascism will probably increase the rifts within the ranks of the AKP so don’t be surprised if there are even arrests within the ranks of AKP to put a stop to that.Fascism has taught me many things but in the course of the past 13 years I have above all learned not to be astonished.Best wishes,Ahmet Nesin________________Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Many Turkish and international human rights groups took part in a demonstration outside Istanbul’s Metris prison today to demand the immediate release of RSF’s Turkey representative Erol Önderoglu, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey president Sebnem Korur Fincanci and the writer Ahmet Nesin, who have been detained since June 20, 2016. center_img News © Bülent Mumay @bulentmumay Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression June 24, 2016 Demonstration outside Istanbul prison holding RSF’s representativelast_img read more

Fake €50 notes

first_imgPrint Advertisement Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Email First Irish death from Coronavirus Previous articleLimerick man enters toughest footrace on EarthNext articleMan tried to board a bus with a shotgun Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Facebook NewsCrime & CourtFake €50 notesBy Guest Writer – April 4, 2013 1027 TAGSfeaturedfull-image another photoGARDAI have issued a warning about forged €50 notes after a number of them were detected in the city recently. Crime prevention officer at Henry St Garda Station Sgt Brian Broderick said retailers should advise staff to keep an eye out for the suspicious notes. ”One note was successfully tendered at a cafe on March 19 and a second unsuccessful attempt was made a short time later at the same cafe. The culprits were both in their mid to late 20’s and it is likely that the forged notes will be tendered in other shops and businesses in the coming weeks,” he said. The forged notes can be detected by the use of ultra violet lights or pens. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended last_img read more

Lawmakers Spar Over Zombie Properties Legislation

first_img July 8, 2019 1,619 Views Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post 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 Foreclosure Legislation New York Zombie Properties 2019-07-08 Radhika Ojha Share Save Tagged with: Foreclosure Legislation New York Zombie Properties in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Pre-Foreclosures Spiking in the Big Apple Next: Federal Reserve: Consumer Optimism Rises Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Lawmakers Spar Over Zombie Properties Legislation Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Lawmakers Spar Over Zombie Properties Legislation Republican lawmakers are questioning the impact of a recent bill related to Zombie properties that was passed by the New York State Senate and Assembly. Specifically, they want to know more about its effect on the state’s current foreclosure process.The Post-Journal reported the bill, which was sponsored by Assemblyman William Magnarelli, D-Syracuse, stipulates that if a property has been deemed vacant, a municipality can begin a legal proceeding to compel banks to begin foreclosure within three months and meet all deadlines to make sure the case is resolved within a year.Additionally, it said that if a foreclosure case on the abandoned property has begun, the bank must file the necessary motions and within three months file paperwork to move the case to judicial foreclosure or issue a certificate of discharge within three months and file a satisfaction of the mortgage with the appropriate local offices.Republicans also raised issues related to the Community Reinvestment Act and the state’s Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Act that would be impacted by the passage of this bill, according to The Post-Journal. The report quoted Assemblyman Andrew Raia, R-Northport asking if banks would be able to meet the timelines laid out for them in the Zombie Property Remediation Act while living up to the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Act, especially given that New York has the longest foreclosure process in the country.State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown also questioned the ability of the municipality to bring an action before the bank has even begun the foreclosure process “or if the property is abandoned but not in default because the mortgage is still being paid.” He also said it is “time for the state Legislature to rewrite the state’s foreclosure laws so that the system works for someone other than real estate attorneys.”The New York State Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation aimed at solving the state’s zombie homes problem. According to The Post-Journal, the bill titled “Zombie Property Remediation Act of 2019” was approved 122-24 on the floor of the state Assembly and 48-14 by the state Senate in June. It is now awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval before it becomes a law. Subscribe Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

What are the Presidential Candidates’ Views on Housing?

first_imgSubscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing Bernie Sanders Housing Market 2019 presidential candidates Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / What are the Presidential Candidates’ Views on Housing? Affordable Housing Bernie Sanders Housing Market 2019 presidential candidates 2019-09-16 Mike Albanese Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles What are the Presidential Candidates’ Views on Housing?center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Ten Democratic Presidential hopefuls took the stage at the last Democratic Debate last week, and none mentioned one of the biggest issues facing the nation—the shortage of affordable homes. In a commentary in City Lab, Diane Yentel, President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, said there is a shortage of 7 million homes affordable and available to the lowest-income renters. She added that rents have grown faster than renters’ incomes over the past two two decades, and more people are renting than ever. Yentel added that the topic’s absence from the debate is alarming due to a recent survey that found 60% of people say housing affordability is a “serious problem” where they live, which up 21 points from 2016. Additionally, more than 60% have made at least one sacrifice in the past three years—cutting back on food, healthcare, or activities for their children—to pay rent. “Eighty-five percent of people in America believe ensuring everyone has a safe, accessible and affordable home should be a top national priority, and 8 in 10 voters want major action from Congress and the White House,” Yentel said in her piece. She added that while 11 candidates have released a plan to address affordable housing, voters want to hear candidates discuss their plans. Of those candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont), debuted his $2.5 trillion housing policy over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to The New York Times. The Times reports that Sanders’ plan would end homelessness and limiting rent increases across the country by imposing a national rent control standard.Sanders, according to the report, said that over the next decade his plan would extend public policy, increase the availability of affordable housing, and cap annual rent increases at more than one-and-a-half times the rate of inflation or 3%. “We have an affordable housing crisis in Nevada, in Vermont and all over this country that must be addressed,” Sanders told the audience in Las Vegas. “For too long, this is one of those issues that we just don’t talk about.” Sign up for DS News Daily September 16, 2019 921 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Mike Albanese Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, News, Secondary Market Previous: These Are the Areas Defying National Foreclosure Trends Next: Equipping Homeowners for Floodslast_img read more

Police in Derry appeal for information following incident in Butcher shop

first_img Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Police in Derry appeal for information following incident in Butcher shop Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – August 3, 2015 Google+center_img WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Police at Strand Road in Derry are appealing for information after a man stole a knife from a butcher’s shop.The incident happened at around 4.30 on Saturday afternoon.Police received a call from premises on Clooney Terrace, Derry reporting that a male entered the shop demanding a knife.When staff told him he couldn’t have a knife, the male walked behind the counter, and grabbed a large Nella steak knife, 12 inches in length with a red handle.He then left the shop making his way across the street and down the steps beside Clooney Hall.The man is described as being 6ft tall, late 20s, stocky build, with dark short hair wearing ripped jeans on the back pocket.He spoke with a southern accent.Information can be given on the police non-emergency number, 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Previous articleRory Gallagher hopeful on McGee & Lacey injuriesNext articleMan beaten in an unprovoked attack in Derry admin last_img read more

[Breaking] Sushant Singh Rajput Case : SC Orders CBI Probe; Holds Bihar FIR Valid; Asks Maharashtra Police To Assist

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Sushant Singh Rajput Case : SC Orders CBI Probe; Holds Bihar FIR Valid; Asks Maharashtra Police To Assist Sanya Talwar18 Aug 2020 10:40 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Bihar Government’s order to transfer the probe in the case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput to CBI.A single bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy held that Bihar police had jurisdiction to register FIR with respect to the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput at the complaint of the actor’s father, and held the transfer to…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 Wednesday upheld the Bihar Government’s order to transfer the probe in the case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput to CBI.A single bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy held that Bihar police had jurisdiction to register FIR with respect to the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput at the complaint of the actor’s father, and held the transfer to CBI valid. The Court has directed Maharashtra police to hand over the case files to CBI and to render necessary assistance. “It is court ordered CBI investigation. Maharashtra police must comply and assist”, ordered the bench.The Court has also directed CBI to also look into any other cases registered in future in relation to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.The Court, while invoking its plenary jurisdiction under Article 142 of the Constitution has held that “if any other case is registered on the death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput and the surrounding circumstances of his unnatural death, the CBI is directed to investigate the new case as well”.Court, while taking note of both states are making acrimonious allegations of political interference against each other has observed that the “legitimacy of the investigation has come under a cloud”.”Such comments, responsible or otherwise, have led to speculative public discourse which have hogged media limelight. These developments unfortunately have the propensity to delay and misdirect the investigation. In such situation, there is reasonable apprehension of truth being a casualty and justice becoming a victim… When truth meets sunshine, justice will not prevail on the living alone but after Life’s fitful fever, now the departed will also sleep well. Satyameva Jayate” – Supreme CourtWhile holding that the incidents referred to in the complaint indicate that the Mumbai Police possess the jurisdiction to undertake investigation on those circumstances, therefore in the event of a case being registered in Mumbai, the consent for the investigation by the CBI under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DPSE) Act can be competently given by Maharashtra Government, the Court said.”The ongoing investigation by the CBI is held to be lawful. In the event a new case is registered at Mumbai on the same issue, in the fitness of things, it would be appropriate if the latter case too gets investigated by the same agency, on the strength of this Court’s order. Such enabling order will make it possible for the CBI to investigate the new case, avoiding the rigors of Section 6 of the DSPE Act, requiring consent from the State of Maharashtra” – Supreme Court Nothing To Show Any Wrong Doing By Mumbai Police; Probe By Agency Not Controlled By Both States Appropriate: SC While approving the ongoing CBI investigation in the case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Supreme Court observed that there was nothing on record to prima facie suggest any “wrongdoing on the part of Mumbai police”. A single bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed that the Mumbai police was carrying out a “limited inquiry” under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (inquiry process into unnatural death) and was yet to register an FIR under Section 154 CrPC in respect to the suicide of the actor.Nothing to show any wrong doing by the Mumbai police, observes SC while handing over #SushantSingRajputDeathCase to CBI.Court also held that @MumbaiPolice had jurisdiction to investigate. But to avoid conflict, directed to hand over case to CBI.#CBIForSSR @Tweet2Rhea pic.twitter.com/V4pfTMLQ6M— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 19, 2020[Sushant Singh Rajput] Nothing To Show Any Wrong Doing By Mumbai Police; Probe By Agency Not Controlled By Both States Appropriate: SC No transfer of FIR under Section 406 CrPCOne of the issues considered by the court in this case was whether the Supreme Court has power to transfer investigation (not case or appeal) under Section 406 of the CrPC. To answer this issue, the judge referred to the decision in Ram Chander Singh Sagar vs. State of Tamil Nadu (1978) 2 SCC 35 in which it was held that the power under Section 406 CrPC does not clothe the Court with the power to transfer investigations from one police station to another in the country simply because the first information or a remand report is for warded to a Court. To answer this issue, the judge referred to the decision in Ram Chander Singh Sagar vs. State of Tamil Nadu (1978) 2 SCC 35 in which it was held that the power under Section 406 CrPC does not clothe the Court with the power to transfer investigations from one police station to another in the country simply because the first information or a remand report is for warded to a Court. The judge observed:The Court passed the order while disposing Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of an FIR filed against her from Patna to Mumbai and the stay on the investigation by the Bihar police on the allegations of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father that she abetted suicide of his actor son.Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Why SC Upheld Jurisdiction Of Bihar Police To Register FIR? A Single bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy  had reserved orders after hearing Chakraborty, Bihar Government, Maharashtra Government, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) & Rajput’s father on August 11.Rajput, aged 34, was found dead in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14. While Mumbai police was conducting proceedings with respect to unnatural death of the actor,  Rajput’s father lodged a complaint at the Rajeev Nagar Police Station in Patna against Chakraborty and five others on July 25. On the same day, the police lodged an FIR for an investigation into offences allegedly committed under Sections 341, 342, 380, 406, 420, 306, 506, and 120(B) of the Indian Penal Code.While Senior Advocate Maninder Singh had argued that Bihar Government had jurisdiction to investigate into the late actor’s death case in view of the FIR registered by his father in Patna and the CrPC, Maharashtra Government, represented by Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi had denied the prevalence of jurisdiction of Bihar in this case. “This case is being sensationalised for political gains” Singhvi had said.Rhea’s lawyer Senior Advocate Shyam Divan had argued that Chakraborty had no qualms with the case being transferred to the CBI but not at the behest of executive orders of Bihar Government. “She loved him” Divan had pointed out, adding that the manner in which Chakraborty was being projected in the media and was being trolled by social media was abhorrent.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had said that the investigation could be transferred to CBI as there was no investigation pending in two states, adding that Maharashtra Police had not even filed an FIR.”Both Maharashtra & Bihar have made the perfect case for transfer to CBI” he said.Senior Advocate Vikas Singh who appeared for Sushant Singh’s kin had urged the top court to hand over the case of the late actors’ death to CBI.Following arguments that lasted over 3 hours, the parties also filed their respective written submissions before the bench.On August 5, when the plea had first come up for hearing before Top Court, the Centre informed had stated that it had accepted the Bihar Government’s recommendation for a CBI probe into the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. The bench had also refused to grant a stay to Chakraborty & had granted 3 days to all parties to file reply and sought an update from State of Maharashtra on the Investigation done by Mumbai Police.The bench had added that allegations levelled against the accused actress were “serious” & that it was pertinent to proceed as per law, regardless of the sensation surrounding this “high profile case””Serious allegations have been levelled against Petitioner. She has applied for transfer of proceedings from Patna to Mumbai. Bihar has entrusted it to CBI. SG Mehta submits that Centre has accepted CBI probe request. Rajput was a talented artist who passed away under unusual circumstances. Now whether there is criminality involved needs to be investigated…now everyone has an opinion about high profile cases but we will proceed as per law.” – Justice Hrishikesh RoyThe Bollywood actress had alleged that Rajput and she were in a live-in relationship till June 8 after which she left his home to shift to her own residence in Mumbai. She has also claimed that the Late actor was suffering from depression.”Deceased was suffering from depression from some time and was also on anti-depressants and he committed suicide on the morning of June 14 at his Bandra residence by hanging himself.” – Excerpt of PleaThe move came, four days after Rajput’s father KK Singh lodged an FIR at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Chakraborty and six others, including her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor’s suicide.In her plea, Chakraborty has also sought stay on probe by Bihar Police on the FIR lodged by Rajput’s father till disposal of her plea in top court, Maneshinde said.The move came four days after Rajput’s father K K Singh lodged an FIR at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Chakraborty and six others, including her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor’s suicide.The case in which Mumbai police had been busy quizzing Bollywood’s big producers and directors like Mahesh Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Aditya Chopra and others to know the reasons behind the untimely demise of the 34-year-old actor, suddenly took a new turn with Rajput’s father lodging the FIR against his rumoured actor girlfriend Rhea and six other.Rhea Chakraborty had also recorded her statement with the Mumbai police.Several political leaders and film personalities have demanded a CBI probe into his death.Rajput’s suspected death by suicide has also triggered a debate on alleged nepotism and favouritism in the Hindi film industry.Several top production houses had allegedly boycotted the Patna-born actor, causing him distress and compelling him to end his lifeClick Here To Download JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

What Tompkins County renters need to know about New York’s new housing laws

first_img Devon Magliozzi Your government news is made possible with support from: center_img Finally, judges have new discretion to stay an eviction warrant — or prevent it from taking effect — if an eviction would cause a household significant hardship. If the tenant cannot find comparable housing in the same neighborhood, has a health issue, or has a child who needs specialized local services, for example, a judge can now delay an eviction for up to a year. If the eviction is on the basis that the renter is an “objectionable tenant,” however, the judge cannot issue a yearlong stay. A tenant who is being evicted for breaching their lease will be granted a 30-day period to remedy the breach, under the legislation.Ending a lease or tenancyIf a landlord plans to end a tenancy by not renewing a month-to-month lease, the legislation requires them to give extra notice under the new law. Notice must be given 30 days in advance for tenants who have lived in a unit under a year, 60 days in advance for tenants for more than a year but less than two, and 90 days in advance for tenants of more than two years. This provision will take effect Oct. 11, 2019.The same notice periods apply for rent increases of 5% or more, and notice must be in writing.Conversely, if a tenant decides to move out earlier than the end of their lease term, their landlord now has a duty to try to fill the unit. In the past, if a tenant moved out partway into a lease they were responsible for finding a replacement (within the agreed-upon terms of their lease) or could be sued for the remaining months’ rent. Now, landlords need to make a good faith effort to find a new tenant if someone vacates early, listing the unit for either the initial rent or market rent — whichever is lower.Security deposits and feesIn a change that will impact many Ithaca renters, security deposits are now capped at one month’s rent and will be easier to get back.The burden used to be on tenants to prove that they were entitled to money back if landlords withheld all or some of their security deposit. Under the new rules, the burden is on landlords to prove that they’re entitled to a portion of the security deposit.Landlords need to provide renters with an itemized list of deductions within 14 days of move-out. If they fail to, tenants are entitled to a full refund.“This might seem like a small little thing, but its a big change for our clients’ lives,” Luckini said of the renters LawNY assists. “For many people, it symbolizes their entire savings,” he said.Some fees are capped under the new law, too. Late fees are limited to 5% of monthly rent or $50, whichever is less. Application fees, including background and credit checks, are limited to $20 or the actual cost of the report, whichever is less. In a eviction proceeding, only “real rent” owed toward occupancy can be considered with regards to non-payment — not tacked on legal fees, late fees or other charges.Landlords will also be legally required to provide receipts for rent payments, with penalties for non-compliance. The measure is meant to reduce erroneous or fraudulent late fees and non-payment claims, which Luckini said low-income renters who pay in cash or money orders commonly face.Additional protections and next stepsThe legislation also includes regulations on rent-to-own contracts in mobile and manufactured home parks, a rule prohibiting landlords from refusing to rent to someone on the sole basis that they’d been involved in a past eviction proceeding, and a rule prohibiting landlords from collecting attorney fees from tenants through summary judgments. As part of the state budget package passed earlier this year, the New York Legislature also outlawed housing discrimination on the basis of a person’s lawful source of income. In other words, a landlord cannot refuse to rent to someone because they plan to use Section 8 vouchers or other subsidies to cover their rent.Going forward, changes in Albany have made it possible for municipalities in Tompkins County to consider adding local landlord-tenant regulations. Under the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, small counties and municipalities are allowed to implement rent stabilization laws if they demonstrate that there is a local housing emergency, including showing a local rental vacancy rate of less than 5%. If a municipality in Tompkins County were to pursue rent stabilization, the county legislature would work with the state legislature to establish a county rent guidelines board to set local regulations. Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: 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 Tagged: housing, Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, landlord-tenant law, rent stabilization, tompkins county legislature TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — New York state’s landlord-tenant laws had been stuck in place for several decades but got a significant overhaul in June. With the passage and implementation of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, renters will see expanded protections related to evictions, lease renewals, rent increases, security deposits, retaliation and breaking leases early.According to Thomas Luckini, who recently joined Legal Assistance of Western New York’s Ithaca office as a supervising attorney specializing in housing issues, the status quo long tilted the rules in favor of landlords. Legislation passed in Albany earlier this summer is a step toward rebalancing the scales, Luckini said at a meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature’s Housing and Economic Development Committee on Monday.“The most basic protection tenants are given under the new law is more time,” Luckini explained to legislators and county staff at the public meeting. Under the old rules, the eviction process for renters who were behind on payments could take as little as eight days from start to finish. Now, the process takes at least 24 days. Likewise, rules that made it possible for landlords to terminate leases or raise rent with little notice have been rewritten, giving tenants who are displaced more time to find alternatives.While portions of the legislation directly benefit people at risk of eviction or in otherwise precarious housing situations, many provisions will expand protections for all renters. With about 70% of City of Ithaca households and more than 40% of households county-wide renter-occupied, the local impact will be significant. Here’s a quick breakdown of changes affecting Ithaca-area renters and landlords.Evictions slowed downEvictions for non-payment of rent will now take at least 24 calendar days, compared to eight under past law. The clock starts when a landlord issues a written notice of non-payment, and if the process results in a judge issuing a warrant of eviction, tenants will have 14 days from that point to move out. (In the past, law enforcement could show up 72 hours after a court issued a warrant to remove a tenant and their belongings.)According to Luckini, the extra time can make the difference between a tenant being able to find alternate housing with the help of social service agencies or landing in an emergency shelter.“Tenants just have a lot more time to secure housing, to find housing,” he said. “Hopefully fewer people will need emergency shelter services and the move-out process will be less traumatizing.”Landlords who carry out so-called “self-help” evictions — for instance, locking out a tenant, shutting off utilities or removing their belongings — will face steeper penalties under the new law, too. Such practices used to be classified as violations, the lowest level of offense. They are now misdemeanors, carrying penalties of $1,000-10,000 and raising incentives for law enforcement and prosecutors to intervene.In addition, the law now explicitly prohibits landlords from retaliating against tenants who lodge complaints. If a tenant raises concerns about a health or safety issue in their apartment, whether to their landlord or to a regulatory agency, they cannot be evicted as a consequence. last_img read more