What crisis? Optimism reigns despite turmoil

first_imgSunday 27 March 2011 11:30 pm Crisis, what crisis ? The FTSE 100 starts trading this week at 5,900 after rising over three per cent last week. It was up six of the past seven trading days. We’re now above the levels before the Japanese earthquake, we still have rising Middle East tensions, an unresolved European debt crisis, and an inflation problem that could strangle Britain’s economic recovery before it’s really started. Two weeks ago, pessimism reigned and now we’re facing a chorus of optimism, so what’s going on? First of all, I’m inclined to follow the advice of CNBC contributor Doug Kass and avoid all this noise. Things were never as bad as the pessimists believed – but nor are they as good as the optimists would have us believe.Lena Komileva at Brown Brothers Harriman described last week as the un-pricing of Japan’s triple shock across global asset prices. This has also prompted a return to the global correlation of markets. Dollar down, risk assets up – backed up by central bank liquidity and strong corporate balance sheets. Helping this “risk trade” has been the reaction of the global authorities to events. After the stupor of a decade of G7 inaction, the concerted move to stem the yen’s rapid ascent was a real surprise. This came in the same 24 hours that the UN once again became relevant with its action in Libya. Suddenly, investors got the sense that authorities can indeed rise to the challenge. Even the ECB’s policies can be seen in this light. You might disagree with its looming rate rise – but it could be argued that at least the bank is being strong on its mandate and showing a resolve to act, an action which says “we’re in control”.But this sense of control may prove costly. As Komileva says, “at this juncture, with so much confidence invested in beliefs that global policy will prevail over local risks, the risk from a potential policy mistake is huge.”That’s why the debate about what the Bank of England should do is key. I’ve written before in these pages about the risks of a rate rise but I absolutely agree with the damage that higher inflation can and already is doing to the economy. It’s also why if the OBR’s projections for UK growth, especially in 2013 and 2014 turn out to be too optimistic, the government will need a Plan B. Until now stock investors have been buoyed by corporate profit growth and supportive global policy. I’d suggest the former is peaking and the latter is uncertain. That makes us, in the words of Doug Kass, “still hostage to more adverse developments.”Ross Westgate hosts Strictly Money and co-hosts Worldwide Exchange daily on CNBC. whatsapp What crisis? Optimism reigns despite turmoil whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld Lifestyle Share Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

BetMakers raises AUD$26.2m from oversubscribed share purchase plan

first_img“The board and management are committed to continue adding value for shareholders and we’re looking forward to updating the market with our progress throughout 2021.” Eligible shareholders who held more than 50,000 shares on the record date will be allocated 62% of the amount of SPP shares they applied for. Excess funds as a result of the scale back will be refunded to applicants without interest. 20th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Funds generated via the scheme will be used to support BetMakers’ proposed acquisition of Sportech’s Tote and Digital business, as well as to accelerate its global expansion plans. BetMakers raises AUD$26.2m from oversubscribed share purchase plan Australian supplier BetMakers has revealed that it has raised Aus$26.2m (£14.8m/US$20.2m) through an oversubscribed share purchase plan (SPP). Regions: Australia Tags: BetMakers Shares This, BetMakers said, will ensure long-term retail supporters have a chance to increase their shareholdings and reward retail investors that hold a meaningful number of shares, as well as consider the high-level of demand for SPP shares. The supplier initially aimed to raise $10m via the purchase plan, which saw eligible shareholders given the opportunity to subscribe for up to $30,000 of new fully paid ordinary shares at an issue price of $0.60 per share.center_img BetMakers will issue approximately 16.66 million SPP shares on 27 January, with these to rank equally with existing shares from their issue date. Earlier this month, an overwhelming majority of Sportech shareholders voted in favour of the deal to sell its global tote business BetMakers for £30.9m. Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Management In relation to the oversubscribed purchase plan, BetMakers has set out details of a scale back scheme. “Through organic growth and acquisitions, we have rapidly added significant shareholder value which now positions BetMakers as a truly global supplier to the international wagering industry,” BetMakers chief executive and managing director Todd Buckingham said. Email Addresslast_img read more

ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) 2018 Presentation

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm)  2018 presentation Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img

Apopka Police Department Arrest Report

first_imgAPOPKA 42 LARC-RETAIL THEFT/SHOPLIFTING PETIT FIRST OFFENSE 2ND DEGREE FIRST OFFENSE LAKELAND MASON, BRIAN SCOTT 46 Please enter your comment! 8/21/2020 APOPKA 33 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here CERVENTAS, LUGINO F 40 8/23/2020 8/20/2020 CERVENTAS, LUGINO F APOPKA 8/18/2020 DRUGS-POSSESS METH ORLANDO HUGHES, ORENTHAL JERMAINE 42 FAILURE TO APPEAR- FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE 8/24/2020 HAMILTON, JATATIVAS ONRE 8/20/2020 25 RESIST OFFICER- OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE 8/24/2020 DRUGS-POSSESS- POSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE HAMILTON, JATATIVAS ONRE DANIELS, RICHARD EUGENE 8/18/2020 MASON, BRIAN SCOTT Arrest Date       Charges                         Name                     City                     Age Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 8/23/2020 25 8/18/2020 BROWN, CLIFFORD DANIEL FAILURE TO APPEAR- FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE APOPKA HUGHES, ORENTHAL JERMAINE 33 20 HUGHES, ORENTHAL JERMAINE 46 Please enter your name here ORLANDO Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 42 APOPKA APOPKA Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter BROWN, CLIFFORD DANIEL TRESPASSING- OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE BATTERY- TOUCH OR STRIKE 8/19/2020 TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleEverything coming to Netflix September 2020Next articleAgreement requires Florida elections supervisors to retain digital images of scanned ballots Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TRESPASSING- FAIL TO LEAVE PROPERTY UPON ORDER BY OWNER DRUGS-POSSESS COCAINE APOPKA APOPKA 51 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply ORTIZ, RODNEY MANUEL APD Arrest Report for August 18th-24thThe Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics:Calls For Service                  1,572Traffic Citations                        72Crash Reports                          38Arrests                                      9 8/22/2020 8/19/2020 LAKELAND MONTGOMERY, TYREE KEON 8/18/2020 29 OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT-FAIL TO APPEAR- FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR FELONY OFFENSE FRAUD-IMPERSON- FALSE ID GIVEN TO LEO SANTOS, CALVIN MANONDOS OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ORLANDO BATTERY- CAUSE BODILY HARM 37 ORLANDO Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate DRUGS-POSSESS COCAINE 8/21/2020 APOPKA The Anatomy of Fear 40last_img read more

Magic Taxi launches email fundraising service

first_imgMagic Taxi launches email fundraising service 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. Magic Taxi has launched a free email service and has pledged to donate 50% of its net revenue to charity every time account users send or receive a message.The MagicTaxi email service offers 2GB storage space, anti-virus and spam protection, auto-responders, a calendar, to do list, and other popular tools.Charities that sign up before the end of April 2006 will receive 100% of the net revenue generated for them by their supporters for the first three months. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 April 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

We Get Letters

first_img 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. Dear Supervisor Barger,Apparently there is to be some kind of meeting where new rules, terms conditions and restrictions will be rolled out after some kind of an agreement of discussion between “Stakeholders” on the use of trails within the Angeles National Forest or adjacent to it, controlled by the County of Los Angeles.Objections:1. I have never seen the survey given to “Stakeholders” referenced in the meeting announcement. I along with hundreds of others, am a well known resident of Altadena and user of these trails as was my father my grandfather, my grandmother, my great grandparents and their parents. I object on the grounds of design for non participation.2. This survey and the meeting to be conducted I assume via computer, was not noticed ot the foothill communities as a whole, the highest usersa dn also the people with most impact. Again design for non participation AND I suspect with lack of outreach design for the illusion of process with limited and pre selected participation inclined to agree with pre determined out come.3. The trails above Altadena are a resource for ALL the Citizens and residents of Los Angeles County, California and the Nation. These trails in particular are a class free recreation zone, meaning the poor and rich have nearly equal access and enjoyment of this public resource. To the shame of the history and culture of my community, many new homeowners here who grew up in the despicable stratified climes of West Los Angeles, seem to vociferously object to trails use by persons whom they consider to be their “lessers”. Their speech and complaints drip like a tortch soaked in tar and gasoline of racism and its true master, Classism. The trails and camp areas in the National Forests exist as a major pressure valve release for the public. Radically restricting access to them is a sociological and political harm to the region. The Citizens pay for these areas to exist with the understanding that they provide the functional need of casual recreation, PARTICULARLY in times such as these.4. The National Forests are still not seeing the number of daily or yearly users they saw 100 years ago in the 1920’s/ Los Angeles County has over TEN TIMES the population it had then. Rather than dreaming up ways to further reduce Citizen use of the Forest we should be expanding campgrounds, repairing trails, and building new facilities.I hope you will include these comments in your thinking and decision making on the trails.Sincerely.Steven S. LambGot something to say, email Managing Editor André Coleman, at [email protected] More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img 107 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Opinion & Columnists We Get Letters Published on Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 3:30 am Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Herbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

3D Metrology Market with COVID-19 Impact by Product Type, Application, Offering, End-user Industry and…

first_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Previous articleRadSee führt Hochleistungs-4D-Bildgebungsradar für Fahrzeuge ein, das Kosten um mehr als 60 Prozent senkt und eine risikoarme Integration ermöglichtNext articleoat021721 Antonio Branco.jpg Digital AIM Web Support 3D Metrology Market with COVID-19 Impact by Product Type, Application, Offering, End-user Industry and Geography – Global Forecast to 2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Twittercenter_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp WhatsApp DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– The “3D Metrology Market with COVID-19 Impact by Product Type (CMM, ODS, VMM, 3D AOI, 3D X-ray &CT), Application (Quality Control & Inspection, Reverse Engineering, Virtual Simulation), Offering, End-user Industry, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global 3D metrology market was valued at USD 9.3 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 13.4 billion by 2026; growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2021 to 2026. A few key factors driving the growth of this market are increased R&D spending on 3D metrology, focus on quality control while manufacturing goods, and demand for higher productivity by electronics manufacturing services companies. Factors such as increasing adoption of cloud computing services and surging demand for industry 4.0 are expected to provide growth opportunities to players in the 3D metrology market. The 3D metrology CMM market for articulated arm CMM is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2021 to 2026 Automotive and aerospace & defense are the key industries for the 3D metrology CMM market, and these industries have started to adopt portable systems such as articulated arm CMM for measuring manufactured spare parts and key components that are used in vehicles or airplanes. The articulated CMM is used for point-cloud inspection or reverse-engineering owing to its ability to provide quick measurement with the help of laser scanners. The portable articulated arm CMM is user-friendly and provides quick and accurate measurements of any object within a specified range. 3D metrology market for quality control and inspection is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2021 to 2026 Under quality control and inspection, 3D metrology is used for alignment, CAD-based inspection, dimensional analysis, and machine calibration, among others. Manufacturers use 3D metrology for accurate 3D scanning and inspection analysis to derive corrective action without slowing down the production. Automotive and aerospace & defense are the major industries where 3D metrology is used for quality control and inspection. 3D metrology is mainly used in the automotive industry for automotive component inspection, powertrain components, and full-body inspection, as well as for checking the accuracy and precision of all areas in a vehicle plant. North America to account for second largest size of 3D metrology market during forecast period North America is expected to account for second largest size of 3D metrology market from 2021 to 2026. The US held the largest share of the 3D metrology market in North America in 2020. The presence of several automobile manufacturers and research institutes and large semiconductor companies in this region has increased the demand for 3D metrology equipment, which is fueling the growth of the North American 3D metrology market. The sales of 3D metrology equipment are expected to rise in key industrial segments including automotive, aerospace & defense, medical, and heavy machinery. Market Dynamics DriversHighly Accurate Inspection Owing to 3D Data for Modeling and AnalysisIncreased R&D Spending on 3D MetrologyDemand for Higher Productivity by Electronics Manufacturing Service CompaniesFocus on Quality Control while Manufacturing Goods RestraintsHigh Cost Incurred for Setting Up 3D Metrology Facility OpportunitiesIncreasing Adoption of Cloud Computing ServicesSurging Demand for Industry 4.0Growing Demand for 3D Metrology Services ChallengesLack of Simplified Software SolutionsLack of Expertise to Efficiently Handle 3D Metrology Systems Companies Mentioned3D Systems, Inc.AccuscanArtec 3DAutomated Precision, IncBaker Hughes CompanyBrukerCarmar Accuracy Co., Ltd.CreaformCyberoptics Corp.Faro Technologies, Inc.GOMHexagonIkustecInnovmetric Software Inc.Intertek Group plcJenoptikKeyence Corp.KLA CorporationMetrologic GroupMitutoyo CorporationNikon CorporationPerceptron, Inc.RenishawSGS GroupShining 3DTrimble, Inc.Zeiss Group For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/8y05vt View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005943/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER MANUFACTURING OTHER TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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The Impact of Fed Rate Hikes on Homeowners

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News ARMs Federal Reserve Inflation LendingTree loans mortgage NerdWallet Realtor.com 2018-06-13 Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe June 13, 2018 2,275 Views On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised its short-term interest rate by a quarter percentage point, a move that is most likely to impact home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) immediately. The rate hike, that was widely anticipated by the industry, come on the back of a strengthening labor market and an economy that has been growing at “a solid rate,” according to a statement released by the Fed. The increase points to a target range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent federal funds rate, while “supporting strong labor market conditions and a sustained return to 2 percent inflation.”The statement also pointed to at least two more rate hikes during the year, which will bring the total number of rate increases to four in 2018.According to Sam Khater, chief economist at Freddie Mac, the Fed rate hikes are less likely to impact long-term mortgage loan borrowers this time around. “The Federal Reserve announced their decision to raise the federal funds rate by 25 basis points,” he said. “One thing to point out is that there are fewer consumers today whose debt is tied to short-term rates, and because the majority of consumer debt is from mortgages, this means the recent short-term rate hikes will be less impactful than what was seen in the mid-2000s.”However, the impact of these hikes is most likely to be felt on HELOCs immediately. “With the Fed increasing the federal funds rate, the interest rates on credit cards and HELOCs will rise within a billing cycle or two,” said Holden Lewis, Research Analyst at NerdWallet.Since adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) and HELOCs are based on short-term rates, they’re most likely to get impacted immediately according to Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist at LendingTree. “The prime rate [for these loans] is a bank lending rate set as a spread to the Fed funds rate,” Kapfidze explained. “It will increase with the Fed hike, and since most HELOCs are tied to this rate, borrowers will see immediate increases in their interest rates.”An analysis by NerdWallet indicated that the central bank had raised short-term rates twice so far this year for a total of half a percentage point. “But the average rate on the 30-year fixed rate mortgage has gone up more than that. It has risen almost three-quarters of a percentage point,” Lewis said. “This larger rise in mortgage rates is a sign that mortgage lenders expect the inflation rate to settle at a higher level over the next few years. Meanwhile, the Fed is expected to keep raising the federal funds rate to capture and hold the inflation rate near its target of 2 percent.”Thus homebuyers looking for a mortgage for the first time are likely to be impacted too. “Homebuyers who have been able to take advantage of the previous uncertainty over rates to lock lower mortgage rates are likely to be satisfied with their decision,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, Realtor.com.However, according to Lewis, homebuyers shouldn’t rush in to buy homes because of this hike in interest rates. “Interest rates on auto loans and mortgages have been going up, responding to market forces,” he said. “Even if rates continue to rise, that’s not a reason to rush into ownership of a car or home before consumers are ready.” About Author: Radhika Ojha Home / Daily Dose / The Impact of Fed Rate Hikes on Homeowners Share Save Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Related Articles Previous: Evictions Webinar Explores PTFA Implications Next: National Mortgage Servicing Association Petitions FCC on TCPA Regscenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Impact of Fed Rate Hikes on Homeowners The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: ARMs Federal Reserve Inflation LendingTree loans mortgage NerdWallet Realtor.com Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Friend gives evidence in Donegal rape trial

first_img Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – January 22, 2010 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp News Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Friend gives evidence in Donegal rape trial Facebook Previous articleConcerns over funding for Bunbeg NSNext articleNew cross border Diabetes services launched News Highland Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The friend of a Donegal man accused of raping a teenage girl two years ago told a Central Criminal Court jury that he heard the complainant ask the man to be “f**k buddies” after the alleged attack.The 23-year-old accused has pleaded not  guilty to rape of the then 15-year-old girl on a date in February 2008.The witness told prosecuting counsel, Mr Conor Devally SC, that on the night of the alleged incident he got a text on his phone to ask if he was coming to meet a girl he had been seeing. He said he and the accused, who was driving his car, went to school grounds to meet the girl where she was drinking with two friends.He said the three girls got into the back seat of the car and when he got out of the car to speak to someone, the complainant moved into the front passenger seat beside the accused and when he returned he got into rear.He said they then drove to another town where they got alcohol and the girl he was seeing went to the toilet. He said she then got a call from her mother and they left her off near her home.He told Mr Devally he saw the alleged victim lean over and kiss the accused man around this time.He said the complainant asked him (witness) if the car had to go home with him and he said it did.Witness said that he got out of the car with the complainant’s friend because he “knew they wanted to be alone.” He said the accused drove off and he waited with the girl until his friend and the complainant came back about 15 minutes later.He said he did not notice anything on their return and said they both seemed “happy enough.”He said on the way to drop the girls off in the centre of the town he heard the alleged victim ask the accused if they wanted to be “f**k buddies.”The man agreed with defence counsel, Mr Peter Nolan BL (with Mr David Goldberg SC), that he and the accused drove to the school grounds on foot of receiving a text message from the girl he was seeing and when asked by Mr Nolan if anyone wished to see the accused that night he replied the complainant did.He agreed that the mood in the car as they drove to get more alcohol was “happy” and “good.”The man said after the mother of the girl he was seeing called to say she should go home, he got out of the car with her to get some “fresh air” and sober up. He said as they got back into the car the alleged victim leaned over and “French kissed” the accused for about 20 seconds.He said the girl told the accused: “I thought you were not going to make the first move so I thought I would.”He told Mr Nolan that after they dropped the girl he was seeing home and the alleged victim asked him did the car have to go home with him, he believed she wanted to leave him home and stay in the car.He agreed he got out of the car with the other girl and said he had a “fair idea” why they wanted the car. He replied “to have sex” when asked by Mr Nolan what he believed the reason was.He agreed with Mr Nolan that it was instigated by the complainant and was not the accused mans suggestion. He said he heard the girl ask the accused if they wanted to be “f**k buddies” on the way back to the town and said this was when people who were not in a relationship met up for sex.He said the accused “just laughed” when she said this and as she was getting out of the car the accused told her he would give her a text.He said she was not in hurry to get out of the car and did not run for help but got out as a normal person would. He said he went home and did not think that there would be any complaint made by the girl.The trial continues before Mr Justice George Birmingham and a jury of seven men and five Facebooklast_img read more

Odisha SHRC Takes Cognizance Of ‘The Hindu’ Report On Difficulties Faced By Returnee Migrants

first_imgNews UpdatesOdisha SHRC Takes Cognizance Of ‘The Hindu’ Report On Difficulties Faced By Returnee Migrants LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 July 2020 12:40 AMShare This – xThe Odisha Human Rights Commission took cognisance on the deplorable state of affairs of the migrant labourers who returned back to the state of Odhisa from different parts of the country amidst lock down period.The Commission has sought a report from the Special Relief Commissioner on the issue. The matter will be next considered on July 6.The steps were initiated based on a letter send to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Odisha Human Rights Commission took cognisance on the deplorable state of affairs of the migrant labourers who returned back to the state of Odhisa from different parts of the country amidst lock down period.The Commission has sought a report from the Special Relief Commissioner on the issue. The matter will be next considered on July 6.The steps were initiated based on a letter send to the Odhisa State Human Rights Commission based on a news report published in The Hindu dated 02.06.2020, with the title, “A rude welcome from Odisha’s migrants as villages lack basic facilities”.The letter was sent to the State Human Rights Commission by Baglekar Akash Kumar a law student of University College of Law, Osamania University, Hyderabad.The news report was about the pathetic living conditions and challenges faced by the migrant labourers who moved to the State of Odhisha during the Lock down phase in the absence of proper means of transportation. It is stated in the petition that, the present situation of the migrant labourers cannot even equate with normal living conditions. They are seriously lacking proper facilities including food, shelter, clothing ,Medical facilities and other basic amenities. In the petition, the observation made by the Supreme Court regarding ‘Right to Life’ in Francis Coralie Mullin v. Administrator, Union Territories of Delhi, (1981) 1 SCC 608 was highlighted. The prayer of the petitioner is to :issue a direction to the state to identify all the poor people who returned to odhisa from other states after the lock down” and ; issue a direction to the state of Odisha “to provide proper shelter, food & other basic necessities for their dignified survival till the situation becomes normal or till they find suitable jobs for their survival, which is earlier.Click here to download orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more