Compass denies rebate wrongdoing

first_img KCS-content Compass denies rebate wrongdoing Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Share Sunday 5 December 2010 11:28 pm whatsapp whatsapp COMPASS has denied any wrongdoing over volume contracts for services it provides for non-food contracts.Reports this weekend suggested that Compass, whose customers include the Ministry of Defence, had asked some of its non-food suppliers for rebates of up to 20 per cent relating to contracts it had with the government. But a Compass spokesman denied there was anything wrong in the practice saying: “Volume rebates are part of the normal course of business and reflect the benefit of our scale, enabling us to deliver value for our clients. “The market in which we operate is highly competitive. Clients have significant choice over who to appoint so we strive to offer the best value as transparently as we can.”Compass admitted there were “legacy” issues with two former suppliers but that these were not part of how it did business today. It said those issues related to only a very small number of historic non-food contracts and “would account for less than 0.5 per cent of UK total purchases that we bought at that time.”Compass said it had gone through a significant turnaround, resulting in increased transparency and new supply contracts. It also appointed a new commercial team.It said all of its products and services were checked against external industry indicators “on a regular basis to ensure we offer our customers the best possible value for money whilst earning a margin for the UK business of 6.4 per cent.”Last week cabinet secretary Francis Maude told government suppliers he expected them to be more transparent in their dealings. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comlast_img read more

House H / Bojaus Arquitectura

first_imgHouse H / Bojaus ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse H / Bojaus Arquitectura Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/482062/house-h-bojaus-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: Bojaus Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBojaus ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLas RozasSpainPublished on March 04, 2014Cite: “House H / Bojaus Arquitectura” [Casa H / Bojaus Arquitectura] 04 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/482062/house-h-bojaus-arquitectura Clipboard Year:  Spain House H / Bojaus Arquitectura Area:  556 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Joaquín Mosquera+ 48 Share 2013 CopyHouses•Las Rozas, Spain Photographs:  Joaquín MosqueraConstructor:PECSABuilding Engineer:Virginia LáinezStructures:Israel BartoloméCost:480.000 €Furniture:QbikaArchitects In Charge:Ignacio Senra, Elisa SequerosCity:Las RozasCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraText description provided by the architects. Hose H is located in a typical suburban area near Madrid, where the houses in small individual plots are often too close to each other. In this situation the challenge was to combine certain degree of privacy with the desire of opening big windows and merging interior and exterior in a continuous space flood by natural light.Save this picture!DiagramThe proximity of the houses that surround the plot lead to develop a system of voids, deep windows and patios which would allow these large openings without neglecting the equally important need of privacy. The volume is the result of the strict application of local urban regulations: maximum occupation, perimeter definition, alignments, maximum height… Then, we subtract the voids, porchs and patios, to this maximum volume in order to accomplish the FAR (floor area ratio). Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe result is a pure simple prism (20x9x9 meters) drilled by big hollow voids which are connected generating and organizing the interior space.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe main space in H House is an interior patio which, apart from connecting the diverse levels by the stair, organizes all the different rooms. The small pieces, bathrooms, closets, storage, toilet… are aligned in the north facade, building a thick wall with a high level of isolation. Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraAt the same time this layout reduces the length of the main beams simplifying the structure of the house and assisting the free organization of the principal spaces. All of them are related to each other visually through patios and voids, as it can be observed in the longitudinal section.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe program planned by the client was the typical on a traditional house of this characteristics. Nevertheless the conception of the different spaces demanded by the client and the relationship between them aspire to a freer layout where a more open and ambiguous functional scheme could be developed. The structural layout defines a cross banded scheme of fixed dimensions where the main spaces, living, kitchen, main bedroom, studio, secondary bedrooms group… are equivalent and interchangeable depending on the user´s needs.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCenter for New Technologies / Francisco MangadoSelected Projects11 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor ArchitectesSelected Projects Share Houses ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” 2013last_img read more

Great Crops in Clinton County

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 7, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Great Crops in Clinton County Home Indiana Agriculture News Great Crops in Clinton County Mike Beard crop updateMuch of the season this year USDA has talked about a record corn crop in the fields, and one central Indiana farmer tends to agree. The season is progressing well for Mike Beard of Frankfort in Clinton County.“We’ve had pretty timely rains,” he said. “Once in awhile the leaves would begin to yellow a little bit or curl on the corn, the soybeans as well, but we soon would get a rain. So we’re looking at a strong crop. I think USDA’s probably right on target. We’re going to have a yield that we haven’t seen for a few years.”Although the rains have been timely so far, Beard does think it’s time for more water.“August is the month for soybeans so I need that rain sometime this week and again next week, and the next week to follow. Corn can use some more moisture as well. But about a week ago we were kicking up some mud in the fields which would indicate we were probably doing ok on moisture at the time.”Beard is staying vigilant looking for signs of disease in his fields.“We’ve done the fungicide-insecticide on some soybeans. We changed genetics this year so we’re yet to go out into the corn field with any fungicide, but we’re monitoring quite closely though.”Hoosier Ag Today brings you the latest from the fields across Indiana with Crop Watch – brought to you by Trupointe Cooperative and Winfield Solutions – now open in Milford. SHARE Previous articleIndiana Leading Pushback Against EPA RegulationsNext articleSurvey Says: Beef Checkoff Pays off Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Supreme Court to Review Biofuel Blending Case

first_img SHARE Previous articleFree Pasture Management Field Day for Farmers, RanchersNext articleISDA Remains Focused on Adding Value to Indiana Grown Products NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Supreme Court to Review Biofuel Blending Case The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision in a case against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The decision overturned three inappropriately granted small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Plaintiffs in the case include the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and American Coalition for Ethanol.“Our groups believe the Tenth Circuit got it right the first time, and we will continue to defend the court’s ruling.,” said a joint statement issued by the organizations.In January 2020, the Tenth Circuit court struck down the exemptions by the EPA. Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a recommendation against a Supreme Court review.The Justice Department says in its brief that, “The issue didn’t warrant the high court’s review and stated that the refiners’ petition asking for a review ‘should be denied.” Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Supreme Court to Review Biofuel Blending Case By NAFB News Service – Jan 11, 2021 last_img read more

Missing Person Alert: 66-Year Man Missing Since August 5

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. top box 1 Missing Person Alert: 66-Year Man Missing Since August 5 Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 4:02 pm Subscribe Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Pasadena Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating missing person Arnold Melendez, 66 years of age, a Latino man who stands 5′ 5” and weights about 130 lbs.Arnold Melendez was last seen at the Garfield Care Center at 1435 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena at 6:00 p.m. on August 5, 2015.If you have information that can assist in helping the Pasadena Police Department to safely locate Arnold Melendez, please telephone 911, your local police department or the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

City Considering Ways to Correct Historical Omission of ‘Night of Terror’ Against Local Chinese Residents

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News City Considering Ways to Correct Historical Omission of ‘Night of Terror’ Against Local Chinese Residents Plaque in local alley does not mention role of race in local fire By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 3:07 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img Top of the News Credit: Denise BooseA plaque at Mills Place could be updated to provide information on a violent, racially motivated incident that occurred nearly 135 years ago that forced Chinese residents to flee for their lives and destroyed the city’s burgeoning Chinese business district.Today, a plaque at Mills Place and Green Street in Old Pasadena currently reads “Named for Alexander Fraser Mills, a nursery man who planted a citrus gover on 7 ½ acres at the Northwest corner of Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue in 1878.Mills Place was originally named Ward Alley in 1885. A fire at this site destroyed a laundry owned by Chinese settlers.”The plaque is one of more than 40 historical markers that pay homage to Pasadena’s earliest settlers, merchants and businesses. Some of Old Pasadena’s 22 alleys have more than one of the 9 x 12-inch markers, according to the city’s website.However, two Pasadena residents who know of the story recently notified City Councilmember Felicia Williams that this description does not capture the gravity of the events connected to the fire.“A constituent brought this to our attention along with important historical information on the ‘Night of Terror’ incident,” Williams told Pasadena Now on Wednesday.“Staff saw the importance and urgency for accurate information on our history so we don’t repeat it in the future, and I look forward to seeing this move forward through the public process,” Williams said.According to a memo by LaWayne Williams, the city’s recreation and community services superintendent, the matter is being brought to the Human Relations Commission for ways to address the inaccuracies on the plaques, the memo said.Recommendations could include, but are not limited to:• Creating new plaques solely dedicated to acknowledging this event.• Hosting a public event to educate the public about the atrocious events from that time.• Working with city staff to initiate a press release.The fire, which occurred in 1885, according to a 2015 Pasadena Weekly article by Matt Hormann, was caused by a white mob “that turned Pasadena’s Chinatown into an inferno, obliterating it from the landscape, and, for many years, from the history books as well.”Over the course of 24 hours, “enraged racists drove Pasadena’s 60 to 100 Chinese citizens from the city in an ordeal that began with a dropped cigar and culminated in threats of a mass lynching,” the article recounts.“Roughly 100 men — nearly one-quarter of the population of Pasadena — participated in the riot, yet no one was ever arrested or charged in the case. To this day, the rioters’ names remain unknown,” Hormann’s article reads.The incident led to the formation of the city’s fire department and decades of racial separation, according to the article.In 1883, Yuen Kee moved his laundry, which was the first Chinese owned business in Pasadena, to Mills Place (then called Mills Street), in present-day Old Pasadena, where he rented a 544 square-foot building from Jacob Hisey, a trustee of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church.Soon, other Chinese entrepreneurs were doing business on Mills Street, but trouble followed.According to Hormann’s article, in 1884 the Pasadena & Valley Union, the city’s only newspaper, began publishing racist articles that called the Chinese “an objectionable class” whose immigration “ought to be restricted.”Later that year, the paper claimed there was “sufficient cause” for expelling the Chinese from Pasadena and claimed it could be done legally.It wasn’t long before nearly 100 men had signed a petition pledging not to lease property to Chinese people. The paper continued to fuel the racist fire by claiming the agreement must be effective in driving them out if all property owners would unite in it.It was signed by future mayors M.H. Weight and T.P. Lukens, the city postmaster, the local justice of the peace, the president of the Colorado Street Railroad Co., and the man who laid the cornerstone for Castle Green.A fire began the same day that the names were revealed. Though it was quickly extinguished, the city was on edge and a group of white men gathered near the laundry.After the men began throwing rocks, a lamp was knocked over and the fire began. In full mob mentality, the men began looting the laundry after the Chinese residents fled for their lives.The day after the fire, the Chinese residents returned to find an effigy of a Chinese man had been lynched from a telegraph pole across the street. Sadly, at the same time city officials were drafting a racist ordinance.“That it is the sentiment of this community that no Chinese quarters be allowed within the following limits of Pasadena: Orange Grove and Lake avenues, California St. and Mountain Avenue,” the ordinance reads.Chinese were warned to leave the city within 24 hours or they would “call out the crowd, and they would run the Chinese out by force.”Fearing for their lives, Pasadena’s Chinese residents left town, Hormann’s story states.“When I researched the article in 2014-15, my main intention was simply to tell the story of what happened,” Hormann told Pasadena Now. “I thought it might also spur the city to correct the plaques, but no one seemed interested at the time. However, changes like these often need a historical moment to gain momentum. In the past year, we’ve had an incredible reckoning with our country’s racist past, starting with the George Floyd protests and Confederate statues being removed, and culminating with the Stop Asian Hate campaign and new awareness of the history of anti-Asian racism. It’s an ideal moment to grapple with our own city’s history, and figure out better ways to move forward.”Hormann called the proposals by the Human Relations Commission a “terrific start,” but added ongoing public education measures should be included.“It would also be nice to see a memorial to the Chinese themselves, highlighting their contributions to the community, so that their history isn’t just encapsulated by a senseless tragedy,” Hormann said.“They literally crossed an ocean to get here, heavily indebted to the steamship companies that brought them, and were indispensible to the founding of the city,” he continued. “Before the many restrictions on Chinese immigration, they were the primary labor force on most local ranches, and made men like Alexander Mills rich beyond measure. Yet, their names are erased, while the names of the wealthy magnates they worked for live on.” Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News More Cool Stuff Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Five Star Conference Gathers Industry Leaders

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 10, 2016 1,013 Views Sign up for DS News Daily 2016-09-10 Kendall Baer  Print This Post Previous: First Multi-Servicer NPL Sale Announced by Freddie Mac Next: REO Agents and Brokers Prepare for the Future The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Five Star Conference Gathers Industry Leaders Related Articles Will Upcoming Foreclosure Report Show Further Decline?National foreclosure completions in June were up 5 percent from May, but compared to a year ago, the number of foreclosures is definitively down, according to the  June 2016 National Foreclosure Report  from CoreLogic.June’s 38,000 foreclosures is a bump from May’s 36,000, but is 26 percent down from a year ago, and still 67.5 percent down from the foreclosure peak of 117,835 in September 2010. As of June, CoreLogic reported, the national foreclosure inventory included approximately 375,000, or 1 percent, of all homes with a mortgage, compared with 507,000 homes (1.3 percent) last year. Overall, June’s foreclosure inventory was down 3.6 percent compared with May and is the lowest for any month since August 2007.”The impact of the inexorable reduction over the past several years in both foreclosure trends and serious delinquencies is driving the long-awaited return to more historic norms for the U.S. housing market,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “We expect the combination of continued home price appreciation of more than 5 percent and rising employment levels in the year ahead will help cement the gains we have had and perhaps accelerate them.”The latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report for July 2016 is set to come out Tuesday, September 13th.This week’s scheduleSunday, September 11 through Tuesday, September 1313th Annual Five Star Conference and Expo, Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TexasTuesday, September 13CoreLogic July 2016 National Foreclosure ReportDiscussion of possible amendments and vote on the Financial CHOICE Act, House Financial Services CommitteeFriday, September 16Consumer Sentiment Survey for September 2016, University of Michigan, 10 a.m. EST in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines The Week Ahead: Five Star Conference Gathers Industry Leaders Real estate and mortgage servicing professionals from all over the country will gather under one roof for the preeminent business growth and educational opportunity this week at the 13th Annual Five Star Conference and Expo, which starts Sunday, September 11, and continues through Tuesday, September 13, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.This year’s conference will include a keynote address from Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), a performance from country music star Trace Adkins, six Five Star Labs presented by experts in the real estate and mortgage industries, and endless networking opportunities.The Five Star Conference and Expo is the mortgage industry’s largest event of the year. In addition to the industry-leading education, Five Star’s groups such as the Legal League 100, American Mortgage Diversity Council, National Mortgage Servicing Association, and FORCE will also convene. This year’s conference will include a policy and industry update from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the Bureau’s new servicing rules updates.Subjects covered in the labs will be Single-Family Rentals, Foreclosures, Investment Strategies, Compliance, Property Management, REO, and Servicing, and will be directed by the nation’s top executives in their respective fields.At the conference on Monday night, Five Star will celebrate and honor the U.S. military with the Military Heroes Keys for Life event, which will include a concert from Trace Adkins and the donation of mortgage-free homes to five wounded veterans and their families. The conference will conclude on Tuesday with the Fourth Annual Women in Housing Leadership Forum, during which attendees will have the opportunity to hear from female trailblazers in the real estate and mortgage industries and the important lessons they have learned during their careers. This event will feature a keynote address from Laura Bush.To register or to find more information on the 2016 Five Star Conference and Expo, click here.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of MReport, and TheMReport.com. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Tablighi Jamaat: SC Asks State Of Bihar To File Reply On Consolidation Of Trial

first_imgTop StoriesTablighi Jamaat: SC Asks State Of Bihar To File Reply On Consolidation Of Trial Sanya Talwar24 Aug 2020 11:02 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the State of Bihar to file its response on the issue of consolidation of ongoing trial against Tablighi Jamaat members from Patna to Delhi.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna asked Advocate Shivam Singh appearing for State of Bihar to file his response on this aspect and listed the matter on August 30.Senior…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 Tuesday directed the State of Bihar to file its response on the issue of consolidation of ongoing trial against Tablighi Jamaat members from Patna to Delhi.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna asked Advocate Shivam Singh appearing for State of Bihar to file his response on this aspect and listed the matter on August 30.Senior Advocate Maneka Guruswamy appeared for petitioners & stated that trials  against a few Foreigners were going on in Patna & sought their consolidation in Delhi on Humanitarian grounds.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for Centre stated to consolidate all trials would come with its own logistical issues. “In Delhi, the cases were spread across 4-5 different Magistrates. If in more than 1 cities, there will be logistical issues” said Mehta.On August 6, the centre had informed Supreme Court that “look out” notices issued against foreign nationals for their alleged involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities at Delhi’s Nizammuddin Markaz have been withdrawn.Upon being asked about the status of trials, Mehta had then informed the Court that 10 out of the 34 petitioners had chosen to contest the criminal cases against them instead of opting for a plea bargain.The law officer had further stated that these trials were before different Courts in Delhi and suggested that they may be brought before one Court to be disposed of expeditiously.BackgroundOn April 2, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) communicated the Government’s decision to blacklist as many as 960 foreigners from 35 countries who were present in India.At the same time, orders were issued to Director Generals of Police (DGPs) of all States and Union Territories as well as the Commissioner of Delhi Police (CP) to register FIRs against such foreign nationals.Plea By Foreign Nationals:Contending that the decision has been taken unilaterally and arbitrarily, the foreign nationals urged the Top Court to declare the decision as unconstitutional and void.Their plea emphasised that a decision of en masse blacklisting without issuing notice or providing an opportunity of being heard is in blatant violation of not only principles of natural justice, but also, of the Right to Life under Article 21.The petitioners, all of whom have been blacklisted, submit that not only has the sudden decision led to FIRs being registered against them but has also resulted in them having to forfeit their passports to the State Administration. This, they contend, is a complete deprivation of personal liberty, without following procedure established under law.One of the petitioners in the seventh month of her pregnancy was quarantined in March and, after being released in May, continues to be in a facility with restricted movement, which denies her the opportunity to go home and give birth in comfortable surroundings with dignity and security, the plea states.In furtherance of this, it is pointed out that the decision is based on the presumption of involvement in ‘tablighi activities’, but nowhere is it defined how these activities were prohibited or what led to the violation of conditions of validly granted visas.Referring to the “General Policy Guidelines relating to Indian Visa”, as made available by MHA, it is pointed out that there is no restriction on foreigners visiting religious places or attending normal religious activities.Pointing out that constitutional rights against preventive detention extend to foreign nationals as well, it is urged that Article 21 of the Constitution uses the word ‘person’ and not ‘citizen’ to protect a foreigner’s personal liberty, which includes free movement across the country.Centre’s Stand:The Centre has stated in reply to the plea that there existed “no fundamental right on the part of a foreigner to obtain a visa or to continue a cancelled or rescinded visa”.”It is submitted that grant of a visa not an enforceable right let alone a fundamental right and visa is a privilege that any country grants to a foreigner. The said visa is always subject to unilaterally imposed restrictions and remains terminable unilaterally in case of a brach. It is submitted that no right of hearing can be read in to any purported right on part of the Petitioners under Article 21 and the right to life and liberty under Article 21 is always subject to the procedure established by law. It is submitted that in such matters, the procedure established by law does not specifically provide for a right of hearing as the same does not regulate any rights of an individual vis-a-vis the State rather is merely a unilateral grant of a privilege” – Centre to SCHighlighting the specific nature of the breach committed by the present Petitioners and the reasons for the action taken by the Centre, the Central Government stated that the Petitioners had indulged in activities in the nature of “Tabligh activities” which, are not permitted on Tourist Visas and are liable for legal action against them.It was pointed out that apart from visa violations, the activities of petitioners in the nature of Tabligh activities in question have endangered many lives in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and therefore are liable to legal action.With regard to invocation of Article 32 for their benefit, the Centre states that no “illegal immigrant” can crave the leave of the Top Court to question the decision taken by a statutory scheme.Further, the Centre clarified that 227 members left India before issuance of Black Listing/look out circulars and that no member has been deported so far post that due to pendency of criminal proceedings against them.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg calls for boycott of investment firms with stakes in gun makers

first_imgPaul Morigi/Getty Images for March For Our Lives(PARKLAND, Fla.) — David Hogg, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who has become a nationally-known anti-gun violence advocate in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at the school, has urged his more than 750,000 social media followers to boycott a pair of investment firms with indirect stakes in gun companies.Hogg announced the boycott on Twitter, where he has established an influential activist presence following the Parkland, Florida, shooting that killed 17 people.“Blackrock and Vanguard Group are two of the biggest investors in gun manufacturers,” Hogg tweeted. “If you use them, feel free to let them know.”The tweet has received nearly 4,000 retweets.Blackrock, a major hedge fund that indirectly owns shares in gun makers, had said in a previous statement following the Parkland shooting that it “will be engaging with weapons manufacturers and distributors to understand their response to recent events,” and offers packages that allowed investors “to exclude from their portfolios weapons manufacturers or other companies that don’t align with their values.”The Vanguard Group offers a choice of investment packages excluding gun manufacturers, the fund said in a statement to ABC News.“Vanguard is also meeting with the leaders of gun manufacturers and distributors,” the fund said. “We want to know how they will mitigate the risks that their products pose and how they plan to help prevent such tragedies from happening again. We believe that boards and managements of gun manufacturers should disclose and reduce the risks associated with gun violence and the ongoing national debate on gun safety and control.”Hogg has previously proven effective at leveraging his growing social media presence to pressure major corporations into action. Two weeks ago, he launched a boycott of advertisers on Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show after comments she made mocking his college rejections.The boycott campaign, conducted largely on Twitter, led Ingraham to lose a large swath of her advertisers — many of which announced the decision by responding to Hogg’s tweet. Ingraham took a week off from the show amid the backlash, before returning to condemn the efforts against her.It’s one of several of Hogg’s activist efforts, in which he’s been joined by other vocal Parkland students. The students spearheaded last month’s nationwide protest against gun violence called the March for Our Lives, publicized town halls to pressure lawmakers over gun control reforms, and are working toward a national school walkout on Friday, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting.However, in the 24 hours since Hogg pushed the boycott, it has thus far generated significantly less interest than his efforts following Ingraham’s comment. #BoycottBlackrock and #BoycottVanguard have only been tweeted about 1,300 times, per the online data service Spredfast, a number that indicates muted interest.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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