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Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) Q12011 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng)  2011 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Its product portfolio includes treatments for asthma, HIV/AIDS, malaria, depression, migraines, diabetes, heart failure, digestive ailments and cancer. Consumer healthcare products include oral healthcare products; wellness products for the management of pain, gastro-intestinal and respiratory conditions; multivitamins; and a range of nutritional healthcare beverages. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc produces a range of antibacterial products and vaccines to protect against illnesses such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, typhoid, influenza and cervical cancer. The company was formerly known as Beecham Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rolls-Royce earnings: here’s what will help me decide to buy more shares

first_img Enter Your Email Address Joe Clark | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 | More on: RR Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rolls-Royce earnings: here’s what will help me decide to buy more shares Joseph Clark holds shares in Rolls-Royce. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Image source: Getty Images. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Joe Clark Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FTSE 100 stock Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) will release its earnings report on Thursday 11th March at 9am. It is well expected that the company will report its biggest annual loss in history and go into depth about the detrimental impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the business. Nonetheless, I think there might be light at the end of the tunnel for Rolls-Royce shares.Here are the main reasons why I am re-entering Rolls-Royce albeit tentatively, as I think there is a chance that we see a positive rise of the share price after earnings.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Rolls-Royce is expected to report its biggest loss everThe market is already expecting the company to have its biggest ever loss on record so that isn’t likely to spook the share price if it is indeed reported. In fact, International Airlines Group recently reported a loss of £7.5 billion and its share price rose 3.5%; I am hoping that we might see something like that for Rolls-Royce’s shares.Reasons the stock could riseI am hoping that the management comes out speaking upbeat on its recovery, especially in terms of its aerospace division. This division manufactures and services engines for the airline industry and makes up 50% of the company’s total earnings. Therefore, with the vaccination roll-out going better than expected in the UK and improving globally, this is positive for Rolls-Royce’s main revenue stream especially as more airlines are now travelling than they did in the fourth quarter. Additionally, I hope we hear more from management about this and that they provide upbeat guidance for the rest of the year, especially with foreign holidays from the UK set to be allowed from 17th May.Reasons Rolls-Royce shares could fallA key metric to focus on will be its liquidity position (cash). During the pandemic, the management team reacted quickly and raised money from a rights issue. They also took measures to cut-costs to make the business leaner, which I think has only made the company a more attractive proposition if it can survive this pandemic. However, if we were to hear that Rolls-Royce may need to do another round of financing, or if it raises concerns about its cash position being able to survive a longer-than-expected recovery, this could send the share price falling.Why I am buyingNevertheless, although the shares have recovered somewhat, they are still significantly down from Rolls-Royce’s pre-pandemic levels of over 600p. That’s why I think now, before its FY earnings, is a great chance to get into this stock. Therefore, I am buying more shares in this global brand in the hope of a boost after earnings, but I will be holding a little bit of money back in case a ‘buy the dip’ opportunity presents itself instead. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

3×3 Family Houses / Endorfine Office

first_imgManufacturers: FAKRO, Reynaers Aluminium, Baumit, Princ parketSave this picture!© Studio FlusserRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. The reason for building two houses was an idea to create minimal ergonomic accommodation which combines functionality and design. All of this set into the golf resort with access to the water.Save this picture!© Studio FlusserSave this picture!Floor Plans – House AThe form of both buildings was made by adding basic elements – living blocks. The blocks are arranged once horizontally and then vertically. Each house consists of three such elements.Save this picture!© Studio FlusserSave this picture!Floor Plan – House BThis way the buildings serve different qualities of inside living space and at the same time different aspects of an extrovert and introvert relationship with the surrounding. Each house has one open space of day living area and two rooms with its facilities.Save this picture!© Studio FlusserProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat Makes The Barbican The Perfect Setting for Music Videos?VideosThe Maersk Tower / C.F. Møller ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Hrubá Borša, Slovakia Houses Projects Architects: Endorfine Office Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887398/3×3-family-houses-endorfine-office Clipboard 2017 Slovakia Save this picture!© Studio Flusser+ 36Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyAbout this officeEndorfine OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHrubá BoršaSlovakiaPublished on January 22, 2018Cite: “3×3 Family Houses / Endorfine Office” 22 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore 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 Area:  78 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887398/3×3-family-houses-endorfine-office Clipboard “COPY” Photographs 3×3 Family Houses / Endorfine OfficeSave this projectSave3×3 Family Houses / Endorfine Office Photographs:  Studio Flusser Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” 3×3 Family Houses / Endorfine Office Year:  ArchDailylast_img read more

Second House / FreelandBuck Architect

first_img United States Manufacturers: Caesarstone, NanaWall, SIL Silbonit, Knoll IncSave this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierText description provided by the architects. The new 1,500­ square­ foot home is an intricate aggregation of interior and exterior volumes. Located on a tight site behind an existing residence, the new structure borrows the steeply pitched rooflines of the front house while turning inward around a private, central courtyard.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierEach room of the house is expressed as a distinct block paired with a corresponding exterior space (two entry alcoves and a balcony overlooking the courtyard) carved from the buildable footprint. Even though the program is articulated as separate volumes, the interior and exterior spaces are woven together into a single, visually continuous living space. Transitions and thresholds are emphasized by an alternating arrangement of material surfaces, creating a series of dramatically different spaces that are integrated into a single environment.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierSave this picture!First floor plan + TextSave this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierFloor materials such as tight­-veined grey limestone and white stained knotty pine suggest distinctions between interior and exterior. The interior stairs are painted bright red and orange, with the colors leaking into adjacent bedrooms and living spaces depending upon light intensity and time of day. Light cascades down into the interior from high windows, providing views to the sky and hills.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThe exterior is clad with custom ­patterned cement board panels and can be read as a monolithic mass. The orthogonal surfaces have a slightly darker tone than those at a diagonal, producing an ambiguous reading between a single rectangular block and three aligned wedges. In contrast to the differentiated­-but-­open ground floor, the master bedroom and guest room at the second level are isolated volumes, each contained in a separate wedge.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierSave this picture!Second floor plan + TextSave this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThe house strikes a balance between volumetric distinction and spatial continuity and creates an environment in constant modulation; whether by natural and artificial light, the opening of doors and windows, or the configuration of furniture.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierProject gallerySee allShow lessShanghai Minsheng Wharf Waterfront Landscape and Reconnection / Atelier Liu Yuyang A…Selected ProjectsBringing Work Home: 9 Times Architects Designed for ThemselvesArticles Share CopyHouses•Culver City, United States Second House / FreelandBuck Architect Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier+ 40Curated by María Francisca González Share 2018 Second House / FreelandBuck ArchitectSave this projectSaveSecond House / FreelandBuck Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909652/second-house-freelandbuck-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909652/second-house-freelandbuck-architect Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeFreelandBuck ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCulver CityUnited StatesPublished on January 20, 2019Cite: “Second House / FreelandBuck Architect” 20 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?第二住宅 / FreelandBuck Architect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 streamcenter_img “COPY” Houses Photographs:  Eric Staudenmaier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: FreelandBuck Architect Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily Year: last_img read more

Charities that use Lent to fundraise

first_img4. WaterAid’s Jars of Change Lent campaign[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zobc0Hdqs-E[/youtube] WaterAid demonstrates that charities without a Christian heritage can still get involved in fundraising on the theme of giving something up for Lent.“This Lent, join us in giving something up for clean water”, urges the charity in the Lent fundraising part of its Get involved section of its website.This year they are using the traditional home collecting device of an empty glass jar in their Jars of Change Lent appeal.  489 total views,  5 views today • Is your charity fundraising on the theme of Lent? Tell us in the comments below. 3. CAFOD’s Lent Fast DayFasting throughout the Lent period might not be easy for everyone, so charities like CAFOD encourage supporters to fast for one day as a fundraising campaign.This year its Lent Fast Day takes place on 27 February 2015. It offers an extensive range of downloadable resources to help individuals and churches to promote the campaign, ranging from parish posters and suggested text for a short talk to a match funding leaflet (UK Aid is match funding CAFOD’s Lent appeal as well) and a ‘how to’ fundraising guide for parishes.CAFOD’s staff are also revealing their personal Lent challenges. Some will be cutting out meat and dairy to help the environment. Others are doubling their baking in order to raise money towards the CAFOD Lent Appeal:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4yBjrQCjxs[/youtube] 6. Cord’s Spend a Penny Lent campaignCord has reprised its #SpendaPenny campaign for Lent in which it urges:“All we ask is that you put some money in a pot/ box or jar every time you use water”.Lent may not be a time for putting the fun back into fundraising, but CordUK manage to inject a light touch of toilet humour into their campaign title.Its Spend a Penny campaign page includes a totaliser and a report back on what the 2014 appeal achieved.It also offers two fun downloads:• a template and instructions on how to make your own donation box• 36 fun ideas to spend a penny  490 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Tagged with: app Events faith Individual giving Lentcenter_img Howard Lake | 20 February 2015 | News Self-denial fundraising campaigns like Go Sober October, Dryathlon and the new De-Chox campaign from British Heart Foundation are clearly popular. But which charities are making the most of Lent, the original Christian period of self-denial?Christian charities or those with a faith background have a long tradition of Lent-based campaigns, but any charity whose supporters include sufficient numbers of practising Christians can make the most of the 40 days of fundraising opportunity.Here are some examples.1. Trocaire box app[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-J5OmJF-SA[/youtube]International development charity Trócaire has worked with JustGiving to create the Trócaire Box App to promote giving during Lent. The app can be downloaded to smartphone and tablet, and lets supporters create their own digital collection box, and then invite their friends or family to donate via it.Users can decorate their digital collection box to personalise it. They can then choose what kind of fundraising they want to take part in – collecting money, giving something up, or fasting. Like any good collecting box, even the digital version rattles with the clink of coins as donations are received.The app uses JustGiving’s open API, which enable anyone to develop apps for good that connect with its social platform for giving.The UK government will match, pound for pound, all public donations to the Lent Campaign in Northern Ireland, up to a maximum of £5 million.2. 40acts40acts Lent generosity challenge marked in London’s Shoreditch.40acts is a generosity campaign run by Christian charity Stewardship which invites “people to do Lent differently”. Instead of just giving something up, like chocolate or alcohol, participants are encouraged to give something to those around them.This could be talking to strangers, sharing a skill, sending anonymous gifts or simply saying thank you.When it launched earlier this month, it had already attracted over 40,000 participants and nearly 1,000 churches. Last year’s 40acts campaign generated over 1.8 million acts of generosity. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 5. Christian Aid’s Count Your Blessings appChristian Aid introduced its Count Your Blessings app for Lent 2013. It offers daily faces, stories and images to help supporters reflect, act and pray.One option is to give a small sum each day in the form of a pledge, which mounts up over the 40 day period. Charities that use Lent to fundraise 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.last_img read more

Historic victory for immigrant workers

first_imgHot & Crusty workers and union supporters picket a Manhattan store on Oct. 18.WW photo: Anne PrudenNew York — The slogan “Dare to struggle, dare to win” was validated Oct. 26 when the courageous immigrant workers in the Hot and Crusty Workers Association (HACWA) won a hard-fought, 11-month struggle for a collective bargaining agreement. After a 55-day strike at the H&C store on East 63rd Street, the workers won a precedent-setting three-year contract that includes a wage increase, paid vacation and sick time, union hiring hall, and seniority, grievance and arbitration procedures.Mahoma Lopez, who has worked at the H&C shop for seven years, said all the workers are excited “because this is more than just a contract for us. We are putting an example out there for other workers — and other immigrant workers — that anything is possible when you organize. We want others to take this victory to their own workplaces so we can make change in this country.” (Laundry Workers Center United press release, Oct. 26)The Laundry Workers Center in New York City, which supported and trained the workers during the organizing campaign, noted, “It has been demonstrated through this campaign that immigrant workers can effect concrete changes when they … lead their own struggles. This is a great victory for the workers, and we … are eager to build on this momentum within our other campaigns.”Attorney Eugene Eisner, who represented HACWA during negotiations with the new owners of the H&C store, stressed the historic nature of the agreement. It’s “virtually unheard of for low-wage, foreign-born workers in the restaurant industry. These workers should be incredibly proud of their determination to stand up to the employers’ threats not to reopen and … ultimately achieve all of their demands.”For years the H&C workers prepared and served food and drink under unsafe conditions for sub-minimum wages and zero paid overtime, with some employees working as many as 70 hours a week. Verbal abuse and racist, sexist harassment were rampant. Emboldened by the Occupy Wall Street movement, the workers announced their organizing campaign on Jan. 21 of this year and certified HACWA on May 23. After a successful union election in August, the store’s previous owners announced they were closing the shop in retaliation for the election, so the workers went on strike.The strikers, who picketed, marched and rallied to get their jobs back, inspired a tremendous outpouring of solidarity. Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side signed petitions supporting the strikers — unprecedented in a largely wealthy enclave not usually identified with supporting unions. In addition, nearby Hunter College students and faculty paid daily visits, letters of support came from dozens of unions and labor organizations, and messages of solidarity arrived from around the country. More than 100 labor, community and OWS supporters attended a solidarity rally on Oct. 18, with representatives from at least 15 unions.The H&C workers’ victory has revived the slogan “Dare to struggle, dare to win.” Let’s hope other workers will be inspired by their example to, as Mahoma Lopez said, “make change in this country.” nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature

first_img Previous articleClass of 1971 celebrates 50 year graduation anniversary and reflects on time at TCUNext articleAlpha Chi Omega wears denim, helps raise awareness for sexual assault Katherine Lester Life in Fort Worth + posts Katherine Lesterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-lester/ ReddIt Facebook Twitter TCU students show off years of work at first virtual honors research forum TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Katherine Lesterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-lester/ NewsPolitiFrogPolitiFrog NewsThe 109The 109 NewsAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas LegislatureBy Katherine Lester – May 4, 2021 1022 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Student e-commerce startup helps upcoming TCU designers grow their businesses Facebook printLoading 50%Anti-abortion bills make their way through the Texas LegislatureWhat the heartbeat bill passed by the Senate could mean for Texans.By Katherine LesterClinic manager Angelle Harris walks in the front door of the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Faced with drives of four hours or more to Fort Worth, Dallas, El Paso or out-of-state clinics, many women in West Texas and the Panhandle need at least two days to obtain an abortion _ a situation that advocates say exacerbates the challenges of arranging child care, taking time off work and finding lodging. Some end up sleeping in their cars. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Clinic manager Angelle Harris walks in the front door of the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Faced with drives of four hours or more to Fort Worth, Dallas, El Paso or out-of-state clinics, many women in West Texas and the Panhandle need at least two days to obtain an abortion _ a situation that advocates say exacerbates the challenges of arranging child care, taking time off work and finding lodging. Some end up sleeping in their cars. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)For women seeking an abortion in Texas, access to the procedure could soon prove to be even more of a challenge.The Texas Senate passed ­five bills last month that would further restrict access to abortions in Texas, one of the most stringent states on abortion in the country. One of the bills passed, Senate Bill 8, is known as a “heartbeat bill” and would ban abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy or once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill has an exception for medical emergencies but excludes rape or incest.A House committee also advanced a package of anti-abortion bills on April 15 including House Bill 1515, a companion bill to Senate Bill 8. The full House will vote on ­­­­­these bills before the end of their legislative session.Senate Bill 8House Bill 1515The bill also gives private citizens the ability to sue abortion providers or any person who “aids or abets” in the elective procedure.Abortion access in Texas is already heavily restricted compared to other states. In 2017, 96% of Texas counties had no abortion clinics. Counties with clinics often have long wait times and other challenges. “This new law will make it so almost nobody could get an abortion at all,” said Joanne Green, a political science professor at TCU with a focus on gender politics and reproductive rights. “I knew a TCU student who had to terminate. Just to get an appointment took weeks, and she happens to live in a county that has places to get an appointment.”Many women might not know they are pregnant within six weeks of conception. “Let’s just say, for the average person, it takes them a little bit of time to realize they missed their cycle, then to get the pregnancy test, to make the choice, to get the appointment,” said Green. “Because there’s so few of these clinics, it takes sometimes a long time to get an appointment, therefore, already putting you beyond the six weeks.”Green also said to expect this legislation, if passed, to be challenged and eventually make its way to the Supreme Court. Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt are all Supreme Court decisions ruled in favor of reproductive rights activists. Decisions like these may be challenged more frequently with a conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court. Many states have had an uptick in pro-life legislation and other conservative legislation meant to challenge past decisions since Justice Amy Coney Barrett was appointed late last year.Moving the heartbeat bill through the courts would benefit the pro-life movement by potentially overturning Roe v. Wade. Elizabeth Bott, a junior early childhood education major and president of TCU Students for Life, said the bill aligns with her group’s aims.“I think it’s awesome that our legislators are starting to put a bold bill out that could possibly end up one day reaching the Supreme Court and overturning Roe v. Wade, which is of course a huge goal of the pro-life movement,” said Bott. “It’s not the biggest goal, but it is a goal.” Clinical coordinator Jaunita Loza walks down a hallway past a room named after Margaret Cho at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Marva Sadler, director of clinical services, said that the entire clinic has quotes and pictures throughout with various rooms named after “Women of Power.” (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Clinical coordinator Jaunita Loza walks down a hallway past a room named after Margaret Cho at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Marva Sadler, director of clinical services, said that the entire clinic has quotes and pictures throughout with various rooms named after “Women of Power.” (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Whole Woman’s Health v. HellerstedtThe Supreme Court ruled in favor of reproductive rights activists in 2016 in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision. The court established that the restrictions placed on abortion clinics under House Bill 2 passed by the Texas Legislature were unconstitutional and placed an “undue burden” on those seeking an abortion. Even though the court ruled in favor of the clinics, many clinics had already suffered in the three years it took the bill to reach the Supreme Court. “The abortion-rights activists won that decision with Whole Woman’s Health, but it was after the clinics already closed,” said Green. “People don’t seem to appreciate that was a very empty victory because the pro-life strategy worked. They passed a law they knew was unconstitutional. They wouldn’t admit to that, but they probably knew it was unconstitutional.” The court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt found that half of the 40 clinics offering the procedure in Texas closed as a result of HB 2. “This decrease in geographical distribution means that the number of women of reproductive age living more than 50 miles from a clinic has doubled, the number living more than 100 miles away has increased by 150%, the number living more than 150 miles away by more than 350%, and the number living more than 200 miles away by about 2,800%,” according to the decision.HB 2 limited abortion access in a different way than heartbeat bills would. However, like HB 2, HB 1515 could have similar damaging effects to remaining clinics, even if ruled unconstitutional like HB 2.“They could pass anything knowing it’s unconstitutional but it’s going to take four years to get to the Supreme Court,” said Green. “We could be living in the most horrible of totalitarian states.”TopBuilt with Shorthand Katherine Lesterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-lester/ ReddIt Twitter Katherine Lester A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 What we’re reading: Rangers welcome full crowd, police chief testifies in Chauvin trial Katherine Lesterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-lester/last_img read more

Market Still at Risk of Future ‘Zombie’ Property Wave

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Market Still at Risk of Future ‘Zombie’ Property Wave Sign up for DS News Daily Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Market Still at Risk of Future ‘Zombie’ Property Wave Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2021-02-25 Christina Hughes Babb February 25, 2021 1,342 Views  Print This Post Previous: Do New PSPA Limits Undermine Efforts to Combat Discrimination? Next: Factors That Defined Housing in 2020 Among the country’s stock of some 99 million residential properties, abandoned or vacant foreclosed-upon homes (or “zombie” properties, as they have come to be known) so far in Q1 2021 represented just one out of every 14,825. That is down from 13,074 in 2020 Q4, according to the property analysts at ATTOM Data Solutions.“These days, you can walk through most neighborhoods in the United States and not spot a single zombie foreclosure. That continues a remarkable turnaround from the last recession when many communities were dotted by abandoned properties,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer with ATTOM. “The trend does remain on thin ice because foreclosures are temporarily on hold, and the market is still at risk of another wave of zombie properties when the moratorium is lifted, depending on the general state of the broader economy. For the moment, though, zombie properties remain pretty much a non-issue in the vast majority of the country.”Northeastern and midwestern states continue to see the highest number of zombie properties in the first quarter, with New York at 2,064; Florida with 926, Illinois with 759, Ohio at 633, and New Jersey with 363 zombies. In the West, California tops the list but only saw 130 zombie properties statewide.“It’s good to see the number of zombie foreclosures continue to fall,” said Rick Sharga, EVP at RealtyTrac, an ATTOM Data Solutions company. “But states with vacant properties caught in long judicial foreclosure processes should take steps to accelerate the disposition of those properties. This would reduce the health risks of having homes vacant during a pandemic, and provide much-needed affordable housing inventory to prospective homebuyers.”In a nutshell, first-quarter 2021 data shows that empty homes at some point in the foreclosure process continue to disappear as the housing market remains strong and the federal government keeps trying to protect homeowners from an economic slide stemming from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.The detailed report on the state of zombie properties can be read on ATTOM’s website. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more

Rent Control Court Has Power To Condone Delay Under Section 5 Of Limitation Act: Kerala High Court [FB]

first_imgNews UpdatesRent Control Court Has Power To Condone Delay Under Section 5 Of Limitation Act: Kerala High Court [FB] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Dec 2020 1:55 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has held that a Rent Control Court has the power to condone delay under Section 5 of the Limitation Act.The appointment of a Munsiff as Rent Control Court is not as a persona designata or a quasi judicial authority, a Full Bench comprising Justices AM Shaffique, Sunil Thomas and Gopinath P. observed while overruling a division bench judgment in [Ratheesh v….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 Kerala High Court has held that a Rent Control Court has the power to condone delay under Section 5 of the Limitation Act.The appointment of a Munsiff as Rent Control Court is not as a persona designata or a quasi judicial authority, a Full Bench comprising Justices AM Shaffique, Sunil Thomas and Gopinath P. observed while overruling a division bench judgment in [Ratheesh v. A.M.Chacko and Another (2018 (5) KHC 35)] in which is it was held that Section 5 of the Limitation Act, is not applicable to proceedings before the Rent Control Court under the Kerala Buildings (Lease and Rent Control) Act, 1965. The Full Bench was answering a reference by a division bench [Faisal v. Vikas Chacko (2019 (3) KLT 760)] which had doubted the dictum laid down in Ratheesh case.Referring to the provisions of the Rent Control Act, the bench observed that being a special and a local law which does not expressly exclude the provisions of Limitation Act, Section 5 of the Limitation Act would apply to proceedings under the Rent Control Act, if the Rent Control Court is a ‘Court’. Thus, the issue considered was whether the Rent Control Court is a “Court” in order to apply the provisions of S.29(2) of the Limitation Act.The court noted that, a single bench, in Abdul Rehiman v. Hameed Hassan Peruvad and Others [1995 (2) KLT 794] had held that the Rent Control Court is a “court” and is not acting as persona designata. In Balakrishnan v. Mariyumma [1997 (1) KLT 205], a division bench had also held thus. Both these judgments relied on the Apex Court judgment in Mukri Gopalan v. Cheppilat Puthanpurayil Aboobacker [(1995) 5 SCC 5] , wherein it was held that the Limitation Act would apply to the appellate authority constituted under Section 13 of the Act. However, in M.P.Steel Corporation v. Commissioner of Central Excise [(2015) 7 SCC 58], Mukri Gopalan was partly overruled. Taking note of this, the High Court in Ratheesh case, held that a Rent Control Court has no power to condone delay under Section 5 of the Limitation Act. After referring to all these judgments, the bench observed:In fact, in Ratheesh (supra), the Division Bench failed to notice that Mukri Gopalan (supra) was decided taking into account two specific issues. One is that the Appellate Authority under Section 18 of the Rent Control Act is a Court and therefore Limitation Act would apply, and secondly that Parsons Tools (supra) was decided on its own facts and statutory scheme, or else Section 29(2) would have applied to quasi judicial bodies or Tribunals. In M.P. Steel Corporation (supra), the Apex Court held that the second part of the finding in Mukri Gopalan (supra) was not good law. The first part was in fact approved in M.P.Steel Corporation (supra). Hence, we are of the view that the judgment in Ratheesh (supra) does not lay down the correct law and to that extent, stands overruled.In Mukri Gopalan (supra), it was also held that when District Judges are appointed as Appellate Authorities under the Rent Control Act, it functions as a ‘Court’ and therefore Limitation Act would apply to applications filed before it. The said finding has not been held to be bad in law in M.P.Steel Corporation (supra)As far as the law laid down in Mukri Goplan (supra) is concerned, the portion of the judgment which held that Limitation Act may apply to quasi-judicial authorities or Tribunals, alone has been found to be not good law in M.P.Steel Corporation (supra). The finding in Mukri Goplan (supra) that the appellate authority under Section 18 of the Rent Control Act is a Court and therefore Limitation Act would apply and the reasoning thereof still holds good.Referring to Section 3(1) of the Rent Control Act and the Government notification issued thereunder, the bench further observed:By usage of the words “a person” appearing in Section 3(1) and the words “a Munsiff” appearing in the said Section to be appointed as a Rent Control Court for such local areas as may be specified therein, the intention of the legislature in appointing a Munsiff as the Rent Control Court was to treat the said court to carry on with the functions of a Rent Control Court subject to the limitations specified under the Statute. Of course, the Rent Control Court cannot go beyond the statutory powers vested in it. For example, if there is a bonafide dispute regarding title, the Rent Control Court will have to direct the parties to move the Civil Court for adjudication of their civil rights in terms of 2nd proviso to S.11(1), in which event, the landlord will be entitled to sue for eviction of the tenant in a civil Court. 18. Section 3(1) of the Rent Control Act, may at first blush give an impression that the intention of the legislature was to appoint a person as Rent Control Court. But, by virtue of the notification, SRO No. 390/1973, issued by the Government, the Principal Munsiff and Additional Munsiff of a jurisdictional area is appointed as the Rent Control Court. Even in the case of appellate authorities under Section 18 of the Rent Control Act, there is a conferment of power to the District Judge to function as appellate authorities.The bench answered the reference as follows:In the light of the above discussion, we are of the view that the Rent Control Court is not a persona designata. It is a Court and in the absence of any express exclusion, Section 29(2) of the Limitation Act applies. Consequently, the Rent Control Court has the power to condone delay under Section 5 of the Limitation Act. Ratheesh (supra) does not lay down the correct law.CASE: KK HAMSA vs. ATHIKOTTU SNEHALETHA RCRev..No.258 OF 2018CORAM: Justices AM Shaffique, Sunil Thomas and Gopinath P. Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe 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