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Austerity means cheaper mortgages

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld LifestyleFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm Oracle SO the Bank of England, entirely unsurprisingly, kept its base rate unchanged yesterday, as advocated by almost all economists. I, together with a tiny number of dissidents, thought rates should go up, to send a signal to the markets that extreme measures were no longer required and that it was time to start readjusting to reality. Given that the OECD is predicting the UK will grow by 1.7 per cent this year, faster than any G7 economy bar Canada, this seemed sensible. In truth, however, yesterday’s decision didn’t really matter either way. The real – as opposed to psychological – impact of a quarter point rate hike would have been trivial. What really matters are market forces and they are already sending a very strong signal to consumers. Even though the Bank has kept official rates on hold, the price at which individuals and families can borrow has changed drastically in recent months. Credit has become a tale of two, completely opposed halves: unsecured lending – which is higher-risk for lenders – has become much more expensive. Mortgages, by contrast, are becoming cheaper – though of course larger deposits are often required these days.Michael Saunders, economist at Citigroup, has analysed the figures, published yesterday by the Bank of England. The average overdraft rates rose to 19.10 per cent in August from 18.89 per cent; they are now the highest since data began in 1995. Average interest rates on credit cards and personal loans were stable this month, but remain high; at 16.7 per cent, the average rate on credit card debt is the highest since 2002. In the three years since August 2007, when the credit crunch kicked off, Citi calculates that average overdraft rates have risen 1.29 percentage points, credit card rates are up by 1.48 percentage points, rates on a £10,000 personal loan are up 3.30 percentage points and rates on a £5,000 personal loan have soared a whopping 4.06 percentage points. All of this, needless to say, is bad news for borrowers; but this repricing of credit does make a lot of sense economically. One of the great lessons of the crisis (albeit one which the politicians refuse to heed) is that debt was too cheap and that consumers gorged on far too much of it. The primary reason for today’s higher interest rates on unsecured debt is the surge in personal bankruptcies, as well as the fact that UK banks made record write-offs on unsecured debt in the second quarter. Previously imprudent financial institutions have finally remembered that lending lots of money to people with little or no collateral is a risky business. But there are also plenty of winners from the new economic order. The average tracker mortgage rate fell from 3.72 per cent in July to 3.55 per cent in August, the lowest rate for many decades (and perhaps even for ever). The two-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to a record low of 3.74 per cent in August. Three-year and five-year fixed mortgage rates also fell; the average five-year fixed mortgage rate is now down by 0.4 percentage points since April. The primary reason for this sharp drop in mortgage rates is that UK gilt yields – a key benchmark for private sector yields – have collapsed since the formation of the coalition government on 10 May, thanks to its commitment to a sharp reduction in the budget deficit. Life has become much tougher for credit card borrowers; but homeowners have austerity to thank for their cheaper mortgages. [email protected] Austerity means cheaper mortgages KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL Thursday 9 September 2010 9:27 pm Sharelast_img read more

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The Apopka news year in review: Apopka Hop Pale Ale makes…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them beginning today and ending on Sunday, December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #4: Florida-grown hops is the feature of this brewFirst published on April 7th, 2017Apopka is a city in transition in many ways. Once known as the indoor foliage capital of the world, Apopka is now on the front end of developing a long-awaited City Center to refurbish its downtown sector, and the emergence of a state-of-the-art hospital taking the place of a 40-year-old hospital with limited services.But is it possible that Apopka could one day be known for beer?The First Magnitude Brewing Company in Gainesville hosted a release party Thursday for its newest beer, Apopka Hop Pale Ale. This unique brew was created from hops grown at the University of Florida IFAS Center in Apopka.The first-ever beer made with Florida-grown hops.Dr. Brian Pearson, an assistant professor at the Center, partnered with First Magnitude to produce the limited-edition beer (they brewed one barrel, which is approximately 31 gallons) to be packaged with the label “Fresh from Florida, Made with Florida Hops.” The first batch yielded 150 bottles, plus enough to have on tap for the release event Thursday.Pearson, a 1999 graduate of Apopka High School, has experimented with growing hops in Florida for five years. It started as a hobby and evolved into his research program.His team received a two-year, $158,000 grant from the USDA that expires at the end of 2017, so they are pursuing additional funding sources. “Getting research dollars to expeditiously continue this effort is the missing piece right now,” he said.Pearson, who brews his own batches of beer at home, reached out recently to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services and Brewers at First Magnitude to create a distinct beer from his Apopka-grown hops. He delivered about 3 and a half pounds of whole hops – something new for First Magnitude, which typically uses pellets processed from hops.Despite the irregular hops delivery, Pearson is thrilled with the end-product.“Florida has experienced rapid growth in the last three years in craft beer products,” Pearson said. “I worked with First Magnitude on other research projects being so close to the university (in Gainesville). They were elated to brew a beer with these hops. And they brewed a special beer.”Head brewer John Denny said he is pleased how the first batch came out: “It is an American pale ale with a biscuit malt character. It also has a citrus character, and a unique earthy quality as well.”Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer made the drive to Gainesville to attend the event. He ranked Apopka Hop Pale Ale in a particular category of noteworthy events in Apopka’s recent history.“There are a lot of exciting things happening in Apopka,” he said. “But this is probably the coolest thing to happen in Apopka in a long time.”Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson was also at the event and was impressed with the new Apopka beer.“It was great to be in Gainesville for the Apopka Hop Pale Ale introduction,” he said. “Thanks to Dr. Brian Pearson and the folks at First Magnitude for a great event. Apopka Hop Pale Ale is a great Florida beer.”Editor’s Note: Mary Anne Sanders from the University of Florida contributed to this report. Several of the photos courtesy of Dr. Brian Pearson and John Denny. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Hop Pale AleFirst Magnitude BreweryFresh from Florida Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: The race for Apopka Mayor beginsNext articleThe Apopka news year in review: Richard Anderson enters into plea agreement with the State Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

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Children’s charity appeals for Web site sponsor

first_img Howard Lake | 28 August 2001 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s charity appeals for Web site sponsor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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. Children Nationwide is looking for a corporate sponsor for its Web site, and has succeeded in getting coverage of this search in Revolution magazine.If you’re looking for corporate sponsorship for a Web site it doesn’t hurt to let everyone know. Medical research charity Children Nationwide have done just that, and their search is featured this week in new media Revolution magazine.“Due to launch in early September” reports the magazine, “the charity is keen to find a sponsor for the site and to encourage individuals and coporates to use it to help raise money for the charity.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Principles of Direct and Database Marketing

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 19 May 2009 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Technology Principles of Direct and Database Marketingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Release of editor who was imprisoned for libelling government minister

first_img April 15, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters without borders today welcomed the release yesterday of Anas Tadili, the editor of the weekly Akhbar al-Ousbouaâ, who had been in prison since 29 September 2004 for libelling a government minister. RSF_en News April 28, 2021 Find out more January 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of editor who was imprisoned for libelling government minister Receive email alerts to go further Organisation News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News News Reporters without borders today welcomed the release yesterday of Anas Tadili, the editor of the weekly Akhbar al-Ousbouaâ, who had been in prison since 29 September 2004 for libelling a government minister.“While relieved by Tadili’s release, we must reiterate that there is no justification for the use of prison sentences to punish defamation and we urge King Mohammed to give an assurance that no journalist will ever again be imprisoned for press offences,” the press freedom organisation said.The finance minister reportedly pressured the justice minister to have Tadili arrested because he believed he was the target of a report published on 9 April 2004 referring to a government’s minister’s presumed homosexuality.Tadili’s lawyer said the public prosecutor had to threaten the director of Salé prison, near Rabat, with prosecution in order to get him to comply with the release order which he, the prosecutor, had issued. The prison director had apparently received conflicting ministerial instructions not to free Tadili.“Even if calling someone a homosexual is very serious insult in Muslim culture, there is no justification for imposing a one-year prison sentence,” Tadili’s lawyer told Reporters Without Borders by telephone at the time of the trial. “I think that what counted in the court’s eyes was that M. Oualalou, the acting finance minister, was a teacher at the royal school.” Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Distressed Sales Move Closer to ‘Normal’ Levels

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 8, 2015 4,403 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sales of distressed residential properties (REOs and short sales) continued heading toward their “normal” levels with another substantial year-over-year decline in July 2015, according to distressed sales data released by CoreLogic on Thursday.Distressed property sales accounted for 9.4 percent of all homes nationwide in July, which represented a decline of more than 2 full percentage points from July 2014’s share of 11.5 percent. July 2015’s share was a decline of 0.4 percentage points from June’s adjusted share of 9.8 percent, according to CoreLogic.REO sales comprised 6.1 percent of all home sales in July, their lowest level since September 2007 when they made up 5.2 percent of all home sales. Short sales made up 3.4 percent of home sales in July and have remained in the 3 to 4 percent range since falling below 4 percent in mid-2014, CoreLogic reported.Distressed sales made up 32.4 percent of all home sales nationwide at their peak in January 2009, with REO representing nearly 28 percent of that share. According to CoreLogic, the ongoing shift away from REO sales has been a driver of improving home prices, since REO properties typically sell at a larger discount than short sales.By comparison, the pre-crisis share of distressed sales was typically around 2 percent; the distressed sales share would reach that level around mid-2019 if it continues to decline at the same year-over-year rate at which it declined in July 2015, according to CoreLogic.The five states with the highest distressed sales shares in July 2015 were Florida (20.7 percent), Maryland (20.6 percent), Michigan (20.2), Connecticut (19.1 percent), and Illinois (18.9 percent). While some states reported high distressed sales shares in July, only North Dakota and the District of Columbia had distressed sales shares that were within one percentage points of their pre-crisis levels. The metro area with the highest distressed sales share in July was Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, with 23.8 percent. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Why Did Nearly One-Third of House Democrats Vote to Oppose the CFPB? Next: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Bring Foreclosure Prevention Total to 3.56 Million Home / Daily Dose / Distressed Sales Move Closer to ‘Normal’ Levels Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Distressed Sales Move Closer to ‘Normal’ Levels Tagged with: CoreLogic Distressed Sales REO Short Sales CoreLogic Distressed Sales REO Short Sales 2015-10-08 Brian Honealast_img read more

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Green leader claims government isn’t prioritising planning investigations

first_imgNews Pinterest Google+ Twitter Green leader claims government isn’t prioritising planning investigations Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – March 29, 2012 Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebookcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp The leader of the Green Party is accusing the Government of arrogance over its decision not to proceed with seven planning investigations, including one in Donegal.The inquiries were set up by Eamon Ryan’s predecessor John Gormley – during his time as Minister for the Environment.The current Environment Minister Phil Hogan says external investigations haven’t been ruled out – but will only be considered after the information received from the relevant local authorities has been examined internally first.However, Eamon Ryan says it’s clear Fine Gael and Labour aren’t giving this the attention it deserves……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/eryan1pm.mp3[/podcast]The Government says if there’s any hint of corruption in planning files being examined, then an inquiry will take place.The coalition’s again insisting there’s no attempt at a cover-up after announcing a further review of files relating to the seven councils, including Donegal.Housing and Planning Minister Jan O’Sullivan says there will not be any cover-up………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/janos1pm.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Previous articleAn Post chief to be quizzed about Post Office closuresNext articleRoads reopened in Letterkenny News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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“How It Is Possible For Fair Price Shop Dealer To Change Aadhaar Number In The Database Which Is Accessible Only To NIC , Asks Allahabad HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates”How It Is Possible For Fair Price Shop Dealer To Change Aadhaar Number In The Database Which Is Accessible Only To NIC , Asks Allahabad HC [Read Order] Akshita Saxena14 Oct 2020 4:55 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently enquired how it is possible for a fair price shop dealer to change the Aadhaar number in the data base which is accessible only to the National Informatics Centre (NIC). The Single Bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta asked the Principal Secretary, Food & Civil Supply Department, of the UP Government to file a personal affidavit and explain how a…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 recently enquired how it is possible for a fair price shop dealer to change the Aadhaar number in the data base which is accessible only to the National Informatics Centre (NIC). The Single Bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta asked the Principal Secretary, Food & Civil Supply Department, of the UP Government to file a personal affidavit and explain how a private individual could manipulate the data maintained by a Central authority. The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by one Awadhesh Kumar, a fair price shop dealer, whose licence was cancelled by the District Magistrate, on the ground of interpolation in the data base of the beneficiaries. It was alleged that the fair shop dealer changed the Aadhaar card numbers of the beneficiaries through an unknown technical operator, by seeding mechanism and thereafter by using bio-metric of other persons who are not actual beneficiaries, the essential commodities were distributed. At this juncture, the Court was constrained to remark, “how it is possible for a fair price shop dealer to change the Adhaar number in the data base which is accessible only to NIC?” The order is significant as it raises an important question of data privacy. The Petitioner on the other hand had contended that the allegations against him is based on “pure conjectures” and is not technically possible. “The allegation is also vague in as much as it is not specified in the order that with whose collusion the alleged manipulation had taken place. The order itself recites that the same was got done with the help of unknown technical operator,” Advocates Vibhu Rai, Abhinav Gaur and Abhishek Shukla argued on behalf of the Petitioner. They pointed out that seeding of Aadhar number is done by NIC and that E-Pose machine cannot be altered by fair price shop dealers. It was submitted that the login ID/ password is generated by NIC, Lucknow and it is not possible for fair price shop dealer to change the same and that in no circumstance it is possible for the fair price shop dealer to alter the Aadhaar number fed in the E-Pose machine through the NIC Central Server. The matter will now be taken up on October 22, 2020. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Enable Transgender Community To Apply For The Post Of Constable: Patna High Court Asks State To Adopt A Sensitive Approach

first_imgNews UpdatesEnable Transgender Community To Apply For The Post Of Constable: Patna High Court Asks State To Adopt A Sensitive Approach Sparsh Upadhyay14 Dec 2020 11:08 PMShare This – xWhile reminding the State to adopt a sensitive approach, the Patna High Court on Monday (14th December) asked the Bihar State to enable Transgender community to apply for the post of Constable. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar perused the advertisement issued by the Central Selection Board of Constable and said, “From the Advertisement, it is not clear…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?LoginWhile reminding the State to adopt a sensitive approach, the Patna High Court on Monday (14th December) asked the Bihar State to enable Transgender community to apply for the post of Constable. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar perused the advertisement issued by the Central Selection Board of Constable and said, “From the Advertisement, it is not clear as to whether persons falling under the provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the Act) can even apply for the post or not. The Advertisement only specifies the gender of the applicants to be Male or female.” The Court asked the state, “Does it imply that the persons hailing from the Transgender Community are precluded from applying at all, or should not the authorities clarify that it shall also be open for such persons to apply? Significantly the candidates are required to apply online, and in the said form there is no reference of the applicants falling with the purview of the Act, enabling them even to apply.” Further, the High Court directed the Principal Secretary, Department of Home, to “immediately look into the matter and take appropriate remedial measures.” Importantly, the Court remarked “Prima facie what we find is that the persons belonging to the Transgender Community are totally precluded from the process of applying for a post of a constable, much less, agitate their right of reservation.” The Court directed the State to take remedial measures and the last date to invite applications, for the members of the Transgender Community, was directed to be extended for such time and period, as the State determines it to be feasible and appropriate. The State has also been asked to ensure that wider publicity be given of the action taken to reach out to the members of such community, enabling them to apply for the post in question. The Court also directed that the process of finalization of the list of candidates to appear in the examination shall not be finalized by the Central Selection Board of Constable; however, the process of preparation has been allowed to continue. Significantly, an affidavit was filed by the State indicating grant of benefit of reservation for certain posts, as a class to the Transgenders, in the category of OBC. To this, the Court said, “If that were so, then how can such a benefit accorded, unless a person applies and not precluded from applying for the post.” The matter has been listed for further hearing on 22nd December. The Secretary, General Administration Department, Govt. of Bihar has been asked to remain present through virtual mode. Previous orders of the Patna HC related to the PIL It may be noted that the Patna High Court had, on 21st September 2020, asked the State Government to explain and clarify the steps taken for affording reservation in the field of education or services to the members of the Transgender community. The Patna High Court on Wednesday (09th September) asked the State Government to think about enhancing the economic support to the members of the Transgender community who, “at this point in time, are suffering acute hardship, more so on account of the nature of the activity to which they are engaged.” On 27th August, the Patna High Court had sought a report from the Central as well as the State Government, delineating the steps taken by them to implement the welfare provisions contained under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019. Further, the Patna High Court on 20th May had directed the Government to ensure that the persons belonging to the Transgender community are not deprived of food grains distributed under the social security schemes, solely for not possessing a ration card. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar had also asked the Government to show steps taken for compliance with the implementation of the directions issued by the Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India. Notable orders of other High Courts In related news, the Centre recently informed the Delhi High Court that Transgender shall now be included as a separate gender category in Prison Statistics Report prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The Kerala High Court last month observed that “Person cannot be denied a legitimate right only because she is a transgender”. Justice Devan Ramachandran noted this, while hearing a plea filed by a Transwoman, challenging Section 6 of the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948 as illegal and ultra vires of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India. It may be noted that a Petition has been moved in the Kerala High Court challenging Section 6 of the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948 as illegal and ultra vires of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution to the extent that it excludes the transgender community from enrolment with the National Cadet Corps. Notably, the High Courts of Karnataka, Jharkhand and Telangana have also ordered the Government to ensure that the Transgender community is provided adequate protection and benefits during the lockdown. In the month of May, a petition was also filed in the Kerala High Court seeking protection of the community against discrimination in the grant of relief measures during the lockdown. In the month of June, the Bombay High Court had directed the Principal Secretary to the State Social Justice and Special Assistance Department to consider and dispose of within a fortnight, concerns expressed by an activist working for the transgender community, regarding the plight of the members especially after the lockdown and seeking directions for the formulation of a welfare scheme for the 40,000 members of the community in the State. Recently, the Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to take steps for implementation of the relevant provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and also extend all kinds of the reservation to members of the community. In the month of July, the Karnataka High Court had sought a reply from the state government on why it has not included a separate category for the transgender community in its notification for recruitment to the post of Special Reserve Constable Force and Bandsmen. 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Gardai warn of flooding in some areas around Donegal

first_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardaí in Milford say they have been made aware of flooding in the areas of Treanbeg, Legnahoory and Treantagh.They have urged road users to allow extra time for their journey in these areas and to travel with caution for possible flooding in other parts.Gardai say the council are aware of many flooded areas and are working on the issues.Should you come across a badly flooded area, it is advised to contact gardai or Donegal County Council. Facebook Previous articleJohn McNulty delighted with his hardworking Kilcar sideNext articleDonegal business data important in influencing government policy – Forrester News Highland Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Gardai warn of flooding in some areas around Donegal Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – September 13, 2020 WhatsApplast_img read more

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