Brentford complete signing of Ivan Toney on five-year deal Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Esports Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title ATP Tour by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftThat tally included a hat-trick against Rochdale in September and nine goals in his final seven games before the season was curtailed, all of which United won.“I’d like to welcome Ivan to the club. We are adding a hungry, ambitious, hard-working striker to the group here. He fits what I want in a striker; he is a goalscorer, he gets into good positions in the box, he is good playing on the last line and will contribute to our link-up play,” Brentford FC head coach Thomas Frank said in a statement.“Our strikers are a big part of our pressing game, and Ivan, with his work ethic, will help us with that. I have been impressed with his mentality and attitude; he fits our brief of being confident but humble. He really wants to come to this Club and help us achieve our aims going forward,” he added.Born in Northampton, Toney began his career with The Cobblers, becoming their youngest ever player when he appeared in an FA Cup tie against Bradford City in November 2012 aged just 16 and seven months. He netted three goals in the final two games of the 2013/14 season, his first career goals, to ensure Town avoided relegation out of the Football League on the final day.A further ten goals and four assists the following campaign caught the attention of Premier League side Newcastle United who signed the then 19-year-old in the summer of 2015.Toney made four appearances for The Toon during his debut season either side of a loan spell at Barnsley. While at Oakwell, Toney helped The Tykes to the Football League Trophy title at Wembley, their first major trophy in 104 years, and followed that up with promotion via the play-offs.He returned to League One for the 2016/17 campaign on loan with Shrewsbury Town and then Scunthorpe United. He netted 14 goals with eight assists in total, reaching the League One play-offs with The Iron.The next season followed the same pattern with Toney heading first to Wigan Athletic before joining Scunthorpe for the second time in January 2018. Eight goals in 16 games helped propel The Iron to the League One play-offs for a second consecutive season but again they fell at the semi-final stage.In August 2018, Toney joined Peterborough on a permanent deal netting 16 league strikes during his debut campaign. December brought ten goals, including two hat-tricks, in eight games as he finished with 23 goals and eight assists in all competitions.Last season’s 26 goals left Toney one shy of a half-century in Peterborough colours from just 94 outings and three away from a hundred in 277 career games. PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India By Kunal Dhyani – August 31, 2020 Previous articleECS T10 Rome Live: All you need to know Full schedule, squads ,date, India timings and live streaming detailsNext articleUS Open Day 1 Live : All you want to know about the schedule, live streaming and order of play Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Belotti, Chiesa come close to breaking deadlock as Italy pile pressure on Wales; Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR English Football League Championship club Brentford on Monday confirmed the signing of striker Ivan Toney on a five-year deal.Toney will join the side from League One club Peterborough United. He was announced as the League One Player of the Year on Thursday after netting 24 times in 32 league games for The Posh last season. 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National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
RW VERDICT: One of Lake’s mentors, Tom Smith, has since left for Cardiff Blues, but he still has a good support network. He ended the Junior World Cup as Wales’ starting hooker and will be looking for more U20 honours in the coming season.This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Rugby World. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Ospreys My ball-carrying and defensive work. I make big hits and carry hard.When did you join up with Ospreys? I first linked up with the U16s. I played for the U18s and now I’m in the academy. I made my senior debut in April (against Zebre). It was an amazing experience.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? My father. Then in the past year Ospreys coaches Duncan Jones and Tom Smith have helped with my transition to hooker. It’s great that they have played at a high level. I wouldn’t be where I am without those three.Who were your childhood heroes? There wasn’t a lot of rugby on telly in our house so my old man, David, is a big one. Also Martyn Williams. I watched him in the Wales team that won Grand Slams.What do you do away from rugby? I work with the WRU as a rugby development apprentice. So in my spare time I coach children. A lot of time has been put into me, so it’s nice to be able to help out other children and see their development. Ospreys and Wales U20 hooker Dewi LakeDate of birth 16 May 1999 Born Bridgend Region Ospreys Country Wales Position HookerWhen did you first play? I was five. My father took me down to my first training session and I started at U7s with Valley Ravens. He played in the back row for Treorchy and Pontyclun.Did you play any other sports growing up? A lot – gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, football, a bit of golf. In the end it was a toss-up between gymnastics and rugby. I was doing well in gymnastics and I represented Wales in a home nations competition when I was nine or ten. Then, as I was going into comprehensive school, rugby started picking up.What positions have you played? Eight months ago I started the transition to hooker. Before that I was a back-row. Last season I had a chat with my coaches at the Ospreys and they said they wanted to keep me as a hooker. It’s been a hard nine months but I’m happy with how far I’ve come.It wasn’t a shock when they wanted me to move position. The good thing was they wanted me to pursue it with them, so I was on board straightaway.What has been most difficult? Throwing. It’s the biggest work-on and the thing I’ve found hardest to get to grips with.What are your strengths? On the charge: Dewi Lake takes on Italy during this year’s U20 World Cup (Huw Evans Agency) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dewi Lake has made the transition from back-row to hooker – find out more about him here
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Photo: Yonat Shimron/Religion News Service[Religion News Service — Greensboro, North Carolina] Juana Luz Tobar Ortega spends her days at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church sewing pillow covers, sculpting clay cups and bowls and cooking papusas and tamales.But Ortega’s many homemaking skills belie the harsh reality of her life: She cannot go home.Later this month, Ortega will mark her two-year anniversary in sanctuary. The 47-year-old Guatemalan native took refuge at St. Barnabas on May 31, 2017, after receiving an ankle bracelet and an order of deportation. 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The film looks at the plight of the Ortega family after Juana left her husband, Carlos, four children and two grandchildren for sanctuary. The directors hope the film shines a light on noncriminal deportation cases like Ortega’s, which have multiplied in the wake of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.Ortega, who has no criminal record, has lived in the United States for 26 years, most of them in the North Carolina town of Asheboro, about 30 miles from Greensboro.Before taking sanctuary, she worked as a seamstress for a furniture company in nearby High Point. Six years ago during a raid on her employer, she was arrested for entering the country illegally and released. It was then she first realized her asylum claim was denied. Each year since, she checked in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and received a one-year stay of deportation – until in 2017, when for no stated reason she was given 30 days to leave the country.Faced with the choice of leaving her family and going back to Guatemala, or awaiting a knock at the door from an ICE officer, she sought church sanctuary.Ortega’s family visits her at the church every weekend. Her two granddaughters often stay with her during school vacations. But for all practical purposes, her life is on hold.“I came into the project excited about the idea of sanctuary as a form of protection for people facing deportation,” said Christine Delp, who co-directed the film with Pilar Timpane. “And I came through not really sure whether sanctuary is a good or bad thing. It’s like being in limbo. There’s an extreme emotional, financial, physical toll on families.”Hundreds of congregations across the country have pledged to support undocumented people at imminent risk of deportation. A far smaller number have actually housed them.There are now 48 people taking sanctuary in houses of worship across the U.S., according to Church World Service, which maintains a database. Three have been in sanctuary since 2016, when the most recent sanctuary movement began, and 21 are coming up on their second anniversary.Houses of worship are considered “sensitive locations,” meaning that federal immigration enforcement officers will avoid arresting, searching or interviewing people there under most circumstances.The congregations that have people living in sanctuary have worked hard to advocate on their behalf.So far, they’ve had limited success.Some people in sanctuary have successfully won a stay of removal and have been reunited with their families. (One woman formerly in sanctuary at another Greensboro church was granted a green card last week, entitling her to permanent residency.)But the majority are still waiting.Timpane, co-director of the documentary about Ortega, which has shown at 11 film festivals and won the grand jury prize for short documentary at the New Orleans Film Festival, said she still struggles with people’s misunderstandings about the immigration system.“It continues to surprise that we get questions like ‘What did she do? Why is (she) getting a deportation sentence?’ — rather than ‘What can be done to change the system?’” Timpane said.St. Barnabas, North Carolina’s first congregation in recent history to offer sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant, took in Ortega knowing her stay would be indefinite, but feeling called nonetheless to help her.Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, center front, poses with her family for a photo released in 2017 by American Friends Service Committee, which was helping her resist a deportation order.To keep her safe, it instituted new rules: The church doors remain locked. A volunteer is on duty 24 hours a day. And no immigration enforcement officers are allowed on the premises without an arrest warrant signed by a judge.The church turned a vesting room and storage area into a bedroom and sitting area for Ortega. Her son-in-law, a plumber, installed a shower in one of the church bathrooms.Besides sheltering her, church members revved up their advocacy on Ortega’s behalf. They’ve written letters, made phone calls, visited Congress to push for an immigration policy that keeps undocumented families together and allows a path to citizenship. Failing that, they have raised the possibility of a private bill that might allow Ortega a stay of deportation.The church was buoyed by last year’s midterm elections when Democrats took control of the House of Representatives — including the House Judiciary Committee, and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. A church group drove to Washington to visit with Rep. Jerry Nadler, the committee chair, taking some of Ortega’s pottery as a gift. The group also visited with Sen. Thom Tillis, one of North Carolina’s two Republican senators.But so far, there’s been little movement on immigration.The Rev. Randall Keeney, the church vicar, said he’s become disillusioned by the nation’s politics that have failed so many undocumented people.“I used to think our representatives acted out of conscience,” he said. “I don’t believe that anymore. I think they only act out of expediency and for political reasons.”Last year, the ankle bracelet that ICE strapped around Ortega’s leg broke. The church, which has been upfront with ICE about her whereabouts, called the agency to inform officials about it. ICE offered to fit her with a new bracelet.The church said no.This weekend, Ortega’s third child, Jackeline, will graduate from a community college with a degree in animal science. Ortega won’t be there to cheer her on when she accepts her diploma.Her youngest, Carlos Jr., whom she lovingly calls Carlito, is a high school junior. Ortega tears up at the thought that she might miss his high school graduation next year.Then she wipes away the tears and reminds herself why she chose sanctuary.“It’s better for me to stay here,” she said. “Here I have my family. If I went back (to Guatemala) we’d be separated.”Jackeline, Carlos and Carlos Jr. are U.S. citizens, while Ortega’s two older daughters, born in Guatemala, have qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.“It’s hard for us,” said her eldest daughter, Lesvi Molina, who stays with her one night a week. “But it’s nothing compared to what she’s dealing with. 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Houses ArchDaily The Dairy House / Skene Catling de la Peña Area: 253 m²Text description provided by the architects. The conversion of a former Dairy to a five-bedroom house with a small pool. The project sits in an 850 acre Estate in Somerset. Pragmatically the space was to be re-planned; lean-to sheds removed and an extension added to create a total of four to five bedrooms, three bathrooms, more generous circulation space with rooms of better proportions. The brief changed during the design; what was originally to be a letting property became a retreat for the Client; a place to escape the main Estate. It was to be discreet with the intervention to appear as a natural extension of the existing structure. The design set out to appear ‘un-designed’. The design was to combine privacy and seclusion with openness to the wider landscape. The inspiration was both literal, in the stacked timber in the yard opposite, and literary, in the 18th century ‘La Petite Maison – An Architectural Seduction’, architectural treatise and erotic novella by Jean-Francois de Bastide. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingThe extension houses two bathrooms; everything behind the retaining wall can be flooded with water. Layered oak and laminated float glass produce an eerie, filtered light. The dematerialising effect of refraction and reflection create an aquatic underworld. The way the light moves around the house over the course of the day draws the user through it. In the morning low light floods the east with the glass acting as a prism that projects watery green lozenges over floors and walls. By midday, the sun is overhead, streaming through the roof light slot and penetrating the two-way mirror bridge giving views from the ground floor through the building. At night this is reversed, and the flames in the fireplace are visible through the floor of the landing. Save this picture!The aim was to use as many local materials as possible. Estate timber is planked and dried in the storage barns in the farmyard opposite the site, and the method of drying – where raw planks are separated by spacers to allow air circulation – became the generator of the logic and aesthetic of the extension. The glass was layered in the same manner. The pieces increase in depth towards the base to reinforce a sense of weight and rustication. Rather than demolishing and rebuilding, the sense of ‘retreat’ was to be reinforced through ‘camouflage’; the form and massing of the extension echoes and compliments the existing structure. The house was to appear unchanged from the outside, and to reveal itself on entering – against expectations. The entrance sequence was to discourage casual callers. The most private spaces became the most generous and luxurious; this was to be a building that privileges solitude. Save this picture!The gable end walls were conceived of as rigid beams which span between the large steels fixed to the existing building and the bank opposite. The construction alternates interlocking layers of oak and laminated glass blocks. The extension was constructed by a local cabinet maker – Paul Longpré – used to millimetre tolerances and very fine finishes. The timber was cut and finished in his workshop two miles from the site, and the glass blocks laminated by a specialist glass worker nearby. Save this picture!The oak retains the waney edge on the outside; the inside is finely sanded. Similarly, the blocks of laminated glass are left rough on the exterior, and are polished on the interior. The glass draws light through the walls to create the effect of lightweight construction internally, while the exterior appears as much heavier, rougher and rustic. The structure was built up of the prefabricated pieces on site. The glass blocks sit on rubber gaskets which in turn sit directly on the timber. A foam seal sits on the surface of the blocks to form a weatherproof movement joint, clear silicon forms a final weather seal. Pilkington donated the glass for the extension as this technique has not been used before. Save this picture!Glass has been utilized in many different forms to reinforce the conceptual ‘serial unraveling’ of the house. Sensually, the laminated glass blocks form a watery barrier as structure and skin, sending refracted light around the bathing spaces allowing a sense of enclosure from, and connection to, the landscape outside. Instrument Glass, who produce lenses for scientific and military use, provided four ‘windows’ of low iron glass blocks for selected views out. Two-way mirror emulates the water in the bathing pool as a strip through the building, allowing views through two floors depending on relative light levels/the time of the day. Used at the entrance, it reflects the landscape at the approach to the house dematerializing the staircase and base of the building and making it appear transparent. It also forms a screen for the strip of light bulbs marking the main door. A pair of antique telescopes set into the two way mirrored wall construction, allow scrutiny of visitors to the house. Self-cleaning glass forms the screen to the pool, and the roof-light glazing.Project gallerySee allShow lessInternational Competition results for the Urban Development in Split, CroatiaArticlesKohler LivingHome, a prefabricated and sustainable house by Kieran TimberlakeArticles Share “COPY” Projects CopyHouses•United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/17142/the-dairy-house-skene-catling-de-la-pena Clipboard “COPY” The Dairy House / Skene Catling de la PeñaSave this projectSaveThe Dairy House / Skene Catling de la Peña Architects: Skene Catling de la Peña Area Area of this architecture project United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/17142/the-dairy-house-skene-catling-de-la-pena Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSkene Catling de la PeñaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesUnited KingdomPublished on March 23, 2009Cite: “The Dairy House / Skene Catling de la Peña” 23 Mar 2009. 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Community Foundation for Ireland’s first 2009 grants deadline announced AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation for Ireland’s first deadline for their small grants programme in 2009 is 27th February. The Community Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit and voluntary groups working in communities throughout the Republic of Ireland.The Community Foundation will favour projects leading to the social inclusion of people and communities who are excluded by reason of geography, race, age, disability, family circumstances, poverty, gender or race.Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed three times per year. 2009 Closing Dates:— 27th February (successful grantees will receive their grants in April)— 31st July (successful grantees will receive their grants in September)— 30th October (successful grantees will receive their grants in DecemberThe small grants are aimed at supporting work with carers, older people, families at risk, sexual minorities, ethnic minorities and mental health and integration.www.communityfoundation.ie/grants Howard Lake | 13 January 2009 | News Tagged with: Funding Ireland 22 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.
Phoenix, Ariz. — Pride at Work, the LGBTQ Constituency Group of the AFL-CIO, held its triennial convention Aug. 23-25 in Phoenix. With the theme of “Proud and Powerful,” this convention was PAW’s tenth since its founding in 1994 as the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Labor Organization.Over 200 attendees represented a record number of local chapters and demonstrated the overall growth of the organization. Most major unions contributed financially to the convention and appointed representatives to PAW’s national executive board. Open and out LGBTQ union activists are represented at all levels of the organization’s leadership.One of many speakers at the convention was Josette Jaramillo, president of the Colorado Federation of Labor. She is the first LGBTQ Latinx leader to advance to that position in any state. Jaramillo is one of eight women who are top state AFL-CIO officials. Of them she is the only woman of color. She praised the strike of teachers in Pueblo, where she lives, which ended in victory.With the convention in Arizona, there were many positive references to the successful teachers strike there. Joe Thomas of the Arizona Education Association delivered solidarity to the convention. “Screw Janus,” he said, referring to the recent anti-union Supreme Court decision. He noted that the AEA has gained 2,000 new members since the strike, pointing to the potential for pro-union rank-and-file organizing.The many other guest speakers included other out LGBTQ and pro-LGBTQ labor leaders and some elected officials. They emphasized the need for both unions and the LGBTQ movement to fight back under the current political situation. Unfortunately, there was a tendency at times for speakers to equate fighting back with electing Democrats in November.The struggle for LGBTQ worker justice is not over, especially for trans workers. They face oppression every day, whether it’s abuse in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention or the murder of trans women of color. Even with a union, it’s still a challenge to obtain insurance plans that cover trans-specific health needs.On the final day, convention delegates passed a wide range of progressive resolutions, including support for gender-neutral restrooms in every workplace; for a ban on anti-LGBTQ “conversion therapy”; and to defeat an anti-trans ballot initiative in Massachusetts. Other resolutions supported the “Count Me In” campaign of building trades workers in New York City; immigrant rights; the Poor People’s Campaign; decriminalization of sex work; and the upcoming International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Housing Market Jobs Report 2019-08-02 Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / What Does the Jobs Report Mean for Housing? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago What Does the Jobs Report Mean for Housing? in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Market Jobs Report August 2, 2019 1,114 Views 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. Previous: Fannie Mae’s Q2 Performance Next: Building Trust in Servicing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago U.S. employers continued their trend of adding workers, as the Labor Department reported the economy added 164,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate held at 3.7%. The Labor Department also reported that average hourly earnings exceeded expectations, rising 3.2% year-over-year. Bloomberg reported that despite continued growth, the three-month average increase of 140,000 was the slowest in almost two years, which is line with forecasts for a gradual slowing of job gains. In response to the report, Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s Chief Economist, said the jobs report came in close to expectations with an economy that is “gradually slowing” as the economic expansion lengthens. He also expressed optimism in the unemployment rate as 370,000 households were added to the labor force in July. “This good news represents the largest gain to the labor force this year as households continue to return from the sidelines,” Duncan said. Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Danielle Hale said the July report didn’t factor in the Fed’s decision to cut interest rates, and it could make it more challenging to justify another cut later this year. “The 164,000 jobs added in July are a strong signal that the economy continues to grow and could make some Fed decision-makers less inclined toward rate cuts in the short-run, especially as the unemployment rate still hovers near 50-year lows at 3.7%,” Hale said. Hale added the month’s earning’s growth of 3.2% helps homebuyer purchasing power, especially with low mortgage rates. The housing industry, though, still faces issues with affordability and the “excess of demand” for supply of lower price points. Odeta Kushi, First American Financial Corporation’s Deputy Chief Economist, said the record low mortgage rates of 3.8% and rising wages helped increase homebuyer power over the prior month. She anticipates more of the same in the months ahead. “Further decreases in mortgage rates could be on the way. Combined with the strength of the labor market, potential home buyers may see their house-buying power continue to grow in the months ahead,” Kushi said. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 1Save Subscribe
ColumnsAllahabad HC Rejects Young Lawyers’ Request To Appear Via Video Conferencing Akshita Saxena23 Jun 2020 12:13 AMShare This – x”It stipulated that lawyers above 65 yrs of age will not be permitted to attend the court physically and they may argue through video conferencing”The Allahabad High Court has lately been declining the lawyers’ request to enter appearance via video conferencing, stating that the facility is available only for those aged above 65 years. In one such order passed by a vacation bench yesterday comprised by Justices Ramesh Sinha (Senior Vacation Judge) and Samit Gopal, an Advocate’s request to appear via video conferencing was…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 Allahabad High Court has lately been declining the lawyers’ request to enter appearance via video conferencing, stating that the facility is available only for those aged above 65 years. In one such order passed by a vacation bench yesterday comprised by Justices Ramesh Sinha (Senior Vacation Judge) and Samit Gopal, an Advocate’s request to appear via video conferencing was rejected and the criminal miscellaneous writ petition was adjourned for about 3 weeks. “It has been informed by the Office that learned counsel for the petitioner Ms. Swati Agrawal Srivastva by means of an application through e-mail has made a request for providing web link to her to argue the matter through video conferencing. From the said application, it does not transpires whether she qualifies the advisory issued by this Court for the Advocates for getting the web link to argue the matter through video conferencing or not, hence the said application is hereby rejected,” the order stated. The matter was thereafter adjourned for hearing on July 14, 2020. The guideline referred to in the above order was issued on May 30, whereby it was announced that the High Court will “function as usual” from June 8 onwards. It stipulated that lawyers above 65 yrs of age will not be permitted to attend the court physically and they may argue through video conferencing. “The Learned Advocates aged 65 years or more may appear and argue the cases through video-conferencing as they would not be allowed to enter in the High Court as per the applicable protocol for lock-down,” the guidelines state. On the strength of this guideline the High Court in another order dated June 17, 2020, passed in a criminal miscellaneous writ petition said, “As per the guideline issued by the High Court for the hearing of cases through video-conferencing, the Advocate should be of 65 years or above but from a perusal of the application filed by the counsel for the petitioner Sri Sayyed Kashif Abbas Rizvi praying for hearing of the case through video conferencing, it does not transpires as to whether he is 65 years of age due to which he is unable to attend the Court. In view of the above, the prayer for hearing the present matter through video conferencing is rejected.” The case was posted for hearing on July 15. It is worthwhile to note that the Guidelines dated May 30 nowhere state that hearing via VC will be provided “only” to Advocates above 65 years of age. Rather, point number 6 of the annexure attached to the Circular for “Arrangement for functioning of High Court during COVID-19” stipulates that: “The facility of hearing cases through video conferencing shall be provided on asking by the Advocate.” Criminal miscellaneous writ petitions are usually filed for quashing of FIR, stay of criminal proceedings, etc.; relate to the personal liberty of individuals and are therefore urgent in nature. Thus, the orders declining the request for appearance via video conferencing in the above matters during the impending threat of a pandemic and fixing of long dates, not only places the concerned lawyers in a conundrum but also adversely affects the rights of litigants. The abovementioned orders, which are only few of the lot, are antithetical to the Supreme Court’s direction to reduce the need for physical presence of stakeholders within court premises and to implement virtual hearing system. “Every individual and institution is expected to cooperate in the implementation of measures designed to reduce the transmission of the virus. The scaling down of conventional operations within the precincts of courts is a measure in that direction,” the Top Court had observed while issuing a slew of directions to streamline the functioning of Indian courts via video conferencing. The orders also overlook the earnest request made by Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Chairperson of the E-Committee of the Supreme Court, to embrace video conferencing and virtual court platforms to deliver Justice to litigants. Though the Government has announced “Unlock” phase and there is no legal bar on re-opening of courts, the sudden spike in Covid-positive cases cannot be denied. Moreover, the Allahabad District Court, situated just 4 kilometers from the High Court premises, has been declared to be a containment zone and is shut since June 11, 2020. Forcing physical appearance of lawyers in such circumstances therefore may not be a feasible option. Next Story