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ArcelorMittal profit jumps by 48 per cent

first_img John Dunne 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Tuesday 26 October 2010 3:31 am ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steel company, has said profits jumped 48 per cent in the three months to the end of September compared with the same period a year earlier.Third-quarter net profit was $1.35bn (£858bn), up from $910m a year earlier.Sales increased by 30 per cent against a year ago, to $21.04bn.However, earnings were down on the second quarter of teh year and the company warned of higher raw materials prices and slowing demand.ArcelorMittal’s chairman, Lakshmi Mittal, said: “Our outlook for the fourth quarter remains cautious as the expected higher input prices continue to work through the business and demand remains muted, though with some regional differences.” Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Share whatsappcenter_img ArcelorMittal profit jumps by 48 per cent Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Think the FTSE 100 had a good year? You need to see this

first_img Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 | More on: ^FTSE Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! If you’re a FTSE 100 investor, you’re probably feeling pretty happy right now. For the year, the index generated a gain of approximately 12%. Add in dividends, and you’re looking at a total return of around 16% or so. That’s a solid return.However, before you pop the champagne, it’s worth looking at the returns from other major global indexes this year in order to put the FTSE 100’s gain in perspective.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…UnderperformerLet’s start with the US’s S&P 500 index. Its total return so far this year? Approximately 31%. Driven by the growth of companies such as Apple (up 85%), Microsoft (up 55%), and Google (up 29%), it has beaten the FTSE 100 by a wide margin.Turning to Europe, the STOXX Europe 600 index, which provides exposure to a broad range of companies in developed European countries, has returned around 29%, also easily beating the Footsie.Moving on to Asia, the MSCI China A International Index has delivered gains of around 35% this year, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 has returned approximately 21%.And coming back to the UK, the FTSE 250 index, which contains the 250 largest stocks outside the FTSE 100, has produced a gain of around 25% plus dividends for the year.Looking at these figures, it turns out that the FTSE 100’s performance in 2019 is actually quite disappointing. Relative to its peers, the Footsie has underperformed.Low growth indexThis leads me to a point that I’ve been banging on about for a while now – the problem with the FTSE 100 is that it’s a low growth index. Given its significant exposure to the oil & gas, banking, and tobacco sectors (all of which face significant challenges), and its lack of exposure to the fast-growing technology sector (it’s said that data is the new oil), the index’s returns going forward may be underwhelming.Ultimately, if you want to see high returns from your portfolio, I think it’s essential that you diversify both internationally and into smaller UK companies.Portfolio diversificationSo, what’s the best way to do this?Well, one easy way to get international exposure is to buy a tracker fund that has an international focus. For example, you could go for a S&P 500 tracker fund, a Euro STOXX 600 tracker, or an MSCI All-Country World Index tracker.Alternatively, you could go for an actively managed fund that has an international focus. Examples include the Fundsmith Equity fund and the Lindsell Train Global Equity fund. Both of these funds have outperformed the FTSE 100 by a wide margin in recent years.For exposure to smaller UK companies that have higher growth prospects you could invest in a FTSE 250 tracker, or perhaps an actively managed small-cap fund such as the Liontrust Smaller Companies fund (up around 30% over the last year).Or, you could even look at picking stocks yourself and put together a portfolio of higher-growth companies (the same goes for international stocks).Ultimately, there are many different ways that you can diversify your portfolio. If you’re aiming for robust returns going forward, it’s something that you should definitely consider doing.  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. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon owns shares in Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet and has positions in the Fundsmith Equity and Lindsell Train Global Equity funds. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. 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I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Think the FTSE 100 had a good year? You need to see this Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Six Nations: France continue to flatter to deceive

first_img Off the pace: France were comprehensively outplayed against Wales in Cardiff Salviac is right. French rugby has always regarded the kicking game – be it goal-kicking or tactical kicking – as inconsequential. Just look at the top 25 leading points scorers of all-time in international rugby and you will find all the Six Nations and Rugby Championship sides represented – except France.Blunt assessment: Shaun Edwards admitted that Wales would be in for a much sterner Test against EnglandAgainst Wales the French were comprehensively outplayed by Wales in the battle of the boot and the Welsh defence coach, Shaun Edwards, was at his diplomatic best when asked whether England would pose a different threat on Saturday week. “Their tactical kicking game and their aerial game is probably more testing than the French,” said Edwards. “We definitely won the aerial battle…against France.”Noves agreed with Edwards’ assessment when asked by Midi Olympique, who then wondered if this inability to win the aerial game was a “cultural problem?”. The France coach replied: “Yes, I think it is. In certain countries the aerial game is fundamental in the development of the player. With us, it’s not really the case. We’re going to have to catch-up [in this area].”France need to play catch-up in so many areas and one can feel a degree of sympathy for Guy Noves and the challenge he faces. If only he had a Fairy Godmother to go to work on those pumpkins No amount of excuses or mitigating circumstances can deflect the fact France lack the basic skills in the current Test arena LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img One British newspaper offered a sympathetic assessment of France’s 19-10 defeat to Wales, describing Les Bleus as “transitional”. If only it was that simple. The fact is, however, that between them Maxime Machenaud, Jules Plisson, Maxime Mermoz and Maxime Medard have over 100 caps, while in the pack Guilhem Guirado, Alexandre Flanquart, Rabah Slimani and Damien Chouly have amassed 124 caps.That’s a lot of experience and, yes, France have blooded several new players so far in this Six Nations, but then England are also going through a transition period with a new coach and captain, and they finished Saturday’s match against Ireland with four forwards – George Kruis, Jamie George, Jack Clifford and Maro Itoje – with just 24 caps between them. Same for the Irish, who blended experience for the trip to Twickenham with the youthful callowness of CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey, the latter pair making their international debuts. Yet Ireland and England played a quality of rugby that has far surpassed anything France have managed this year, or indeed for a number of years.Leading by example: Guilhem Guirado has been one of the few bright spots for FranceFrance’s problems run far deeper than the inexperience of their players. It’s their lack of ability which is at the heart of their long and painful demise.The French current affairs magazine, Le Point, carried an interesting interview on Sunday with Pierre Salviac, a former rugby broadcaster who is running as the rank outsider for the FFR presidency in December. Salviac told the magazine he’s recently been in conversation with an unidentified ‘icon’ of the French game, who “deplored the lack of talent” in the French game. The former France great then recounted a comment allegedly made to him by Noves shortly after taking up his appointment as national coach. Having run his eye over the players at his disposal Noves drily commented, “I’m not going to be able to transform pumpkins into carriages”.As this column stated last month, Noves has made some good selections since replacing the ultra-conservative Philippe Saint-Andre as coach, and in the pack the 20-year-old Camille Chat, Paul Jedrasiak (23) and Jefferson Poirot (23) have the potential to become good Test-match players. The serious problem is in the backline.Off colour: Jules Plisson had a night to forget against WalesJules Plisson endured a traumatic evening in Cardiff last Friday (as he did in 2014) and it’s inconceivable that Noves won’t start against Scotland with Francois Trinh-Duc, the Montpellier fly-half who replaced Plisson and produced a polished final 15 minutes. But let’s not get too carried away with Trinh-Duc. This is a player who’s been threatening to fulfil his potential eve since making his debut in 2008. Injuries have played their part in pegging back his progression, but the nagging doubt remains that Trinh-Duc – like so many French fly-halves before him – has neither the temperament nor the all-round quality to produce consistently top-level performances.At least the French are finally admitting that their kicking game – in as much as they have one – is appalling. “It’s just not in our DNA,” explained Salviac. “This sport is called ‘rugby football’ but in making the translation we French forgot the football part.” For the latest Rugby World magazine subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

AHF invites applications for next round of Transformational Project Grants

first_imgAHF invites applications for next round of Transformational Project Grants Applications are invited for the next round of the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Transformational Project Grants, with a deadline of 30 September 2020.The grants support the capital costs of conserving and adapting historic buildings, and are awarded under AHF‘s Transforming Places Places through Heritage programme. This programme contributes to the regeneration and renewal of high streets and town centres in England by supporting charities and social enterprises to create sustainable new community uses for redundant or underused historic buildings. It is funded by a £15 million grant from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.Since starting the programme in 2019, the AHF has given £4.89 million in grants to 76 projects in England.The programme exists within a wider set of interventions aiming to revive high streets in England. The other programmes are the High Street Heritage Action Zones, being led by Historic England, and the Future High Streets Fund, administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and involving a number of local authorities. Many of the organisations and projects awarded grants by the AHF will be helping deliver key projects within some of these areas.Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston said:“This funding will help improve high streets in a number of places across the country, preserving heritage sites and historic buildings. We want to level up communities and help breathe new life into town centres to create jobs and economic growth.”The AHF has also announced the recipients of the second round of its Transformational Project Grants. Awards have included £311,271 for 18-20 Market Street, Bacup (main image), and £280,000 for Hat Works in Luton.The former will be converted into mixed commercial and residential use with co-working desk space on the ground floor for rent for local micro-businesses and on the upper floors affordable housing for two flats and supported accommodation for local young people at risk of homelessness. The latter will enable a new creative function for the oldest remaining hat factory in Luton, primarily through providing flexible co-working space for creative individuals and micro businesses.Matthew Mckeague, CEO, Architectural Heritage Fund, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 14 July 2020 | News Main image: 18-20 Market Street, Bacup. Credit: Valley Heritage  426 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Funding heritage “This new round of Transforming Places grants is both timely and absolutely essential, supporting many recent recommendations, including those in the recently published Grimsey Review: Covid-19 Supplement for Town Centres. The AHF grants empower and finance those charities and social enterprises that are stepping up to facilitate change in their high streets and town centres by redesigning and diversifying the use of historic buildings, encouraging a brighter future for the towns of which they form a part.”  427 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Mandela mourned by millions in South Africa, worldwide

first_imgNelson MandelaSouth Africa’s masses poured into the streets and assigned venues to mourn the death and celebrate the life and struggles of Nelson Rohlihahla Mandela. From formal memorial services in Johannesburg to Mandela’s remains lying in state in Pretoria, to community gatherings and those at his residences, all culminating in the state funeral in Qunu, people from inside the country and internationally expressed their grief and appreciation for the heroic contributions of one of the most notable political figures of the 20th and early 21st centuries.At the official memorial services on Dec. 10, which took place at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg where the 2010 World Soccer Cup was held, more than 100,000 people gathered inside and around the stadium to express their condolences. There was live streaming of the memorial as well as activities surrounding the stadium.Current and former heads of state attended, including Cuban President Raúl Castro, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, along with the second African National Congress President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and others. Heavy rains occurred that morning, forcing many people to abandon their seats and stand under a huge shed at the stadium.Tens of thousands of others marched and chanted freedom songs recalling the days of the armed and mass struggle that turned the tide in the long struggle to end legalized segregation and the super economic exploitation which characterized the apartheid system. Those who could not get into the stadium marched around the area carrying ANC and South African flags, chanting and praising the heroic struggle of the liberation movement and its leader Nelson Mandela.President Raúl Castro of Cuba noted that “Cuba, which has African blood in its veins, rose up in the struggle for independence and for the abolition of slavery and, subsequently, has had the privilege of battling and building together with African nations. We shall never forget Mandela’s moving tribute to our common struggle when he visited us on July 26, 1991, and stated, ‘The Cuban people hold a special place in the hearts of the people of Africa.’” (Read more of Raúl Castro’s talk in this issue and online.)Raúl Castro received a roaring round of applause in the aftermath of his address.Also gaining a warm welcome was Republic of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who along with the Cuban leadership is often demonized by the governments and corporate media outlets of the Western imperialist states.Upon arriving back in Zimbabwe after attending the memorial, Mugabe told the Zimbabwe Herald newspaper regarding an alleged feud with Mandela, “I don’t know about any feud. If anything, there was an alliance. We worked very well with him when he came out of prison. We gave him support.” (Dec. 11)Mugabe continued, “We established the principle of national reconciliation [at independence in 1980], they took it over and used it as a basis to create what they have now as the Rainbow Nation. There was no feud, where was the feud, what feud?”Mass outpouring in Pretoria, Eastern Cape & the worldOn Dec. 11, people began to line up to view Mandela’s body lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) reported that approximately 100,000 viewed the coffin during the daytime hours for three days.The procession was led by Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, and his former spouse, Winnie Mandela.On Dec. 14, Mandela was taken on a jet by today’s top military officials of the South African National Defense Forces, most of whom are veterans of Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), the armed-wing of the ANC founded by Mandela in 1961. The body was flown to the city of Umtata in the Eastern Cape where a military-led convoy drove to Qunu, the area where Mandela grew up during the 1920s and 1930s.Thousands lined the streets and roads of the cities, towns and villages to get a glimpse of the convoy. The ANC government had constructed a marquee near the burial grounds where the party held its own memorial service on Dec. 14.An overnight vigil was then held, and the following morning the official state funeral took place. The ceremony was attended by 4,500 people.Speeches and tributes were made by current President Jacob Zuma and former President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, where the ANC was based for many years in the capital of Lusaka. Kaunda recalled his efforts to convince the successive colonial white-settler leaders to release Mandela and other political prisoners.United Republic of Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete recalled Mandela and the ANC’s close connection with this East African state, which was the base of numerous national liberation movements in Southern Africa. Under former President Julius Nyerere, Tanzania devoted considerable resources in training guerrillas and political cadres of the ANC and other organizations.The death of the former guerrilla leader and political prisoner turned president was covered extensively through media outlets worldwide. The state funeral and burial were reported live by the SABC and hundreds of other news outlets. An estimated 3,000 journalists covered the funeral in Qunu.Memorials were also held in other parts of Africa and the international community. South African embassies and diplomatic outposts throughout the world provided books of condolences that were signed by many millions.This widespread reporting is indicative of the contribution that Mandela and the South African revolutionary struggle have attained over the decades. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The state of Mumia

first_imgMumia Abu-Jamal, 2019.The following lightly edited commentary appeared on Prison Radio on May 12.  I don’t usually do this. This is discussing myself. I find it far more interesting to tell the stories of others, the revolving globe on which we dwell and the stories spawned by the fragile human condition and the struggles of humanity for liberation.But I digress, uncomfortably. This commentary is about the commentator. Several weeks ago I underwent a medical procedure known as open heart surgery, a double bypass, after it was learned that two vessels beating through my heart have significant blockages that impaired heart function. This impairment was fixed by extremely well-trained and young cardiologists, who had extensive experience in this intricate surgical procedure. I tell you I had no clue whatsoever that I suffered from such a disease. Now, to be perfectly honest, I feel fine. Indeed, I feel more energetic than usual!I thank you all, my family and friends, for your love and support.Onwards to freedom with all my heart.From imprisoned nation — Mumia Abu-Jamal FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Turkey continues to muzzle democracy’s watchdogs

first_img to go further RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News April 28, 2021 Find out more News News In the run-up to the G-20 summit in Antalya, Professor Noam Chomsky and Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire wrote a joint op-ed piece denouncing Turkish President Erdogan’s attacks on press freedom. The piece was published in the Washington Post on 13 November.Read the op-ed on the Washington Post website——————Journalists are the “watchdogs” of democracy, according to the European Court of Human Rights. Anyone who wants to control a country without being troubled by criticism tries to muzzle reporters, and unfortunately, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a past master at stifling the cries of freedom. As journalists from around the world converge on Antalya to cover this weekend’s Group of 20 summit, many of their Turkish colleagues are being denied accreditation.Sidelining opposition media has become a bad habit in Turkey, which is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index. Four days before the Nov. 1 parliamentary elections, the police stormed Ipek Media Group headquarters and shut down its two opposition dailies and two opposition TV stations. After control of management had been secured and 71 journalists fired, these outlets resumed operations with a new editorial line verging on caricature. The dailies, Bugün and Millet, ran Erdogan’s photo on the front page along with the headlines “The president among the people” and “Turkey united.”Journalism is being murdered. The fact that the AKP, the ruling party for the past 13 years, recovered an absolute majority in parliament has not sufficed to halt the oppression. Two days after the elections, two journalists were jailed on charges of “inciting an armed revolt against the state” in a story. Since then, some 30 other journalists have been placed under investigation for “terrorist propaganda” or “insulting the president” — the two most common charges.On Nov. 17, 18 editors and publishers will go on trial for “terrorist propaganda” because of a photograph. They face up to 7½ years in prison. One of these journalists, Cumhuriyet editor Can Dündar, already stood accused of “spying” by Erdogan, who has vowed that Dündar “won’t get away with it.” His paper published evidence that Syria-bound trucks leased by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization had, as suspected, been carrying arms.For years, the growing concentration of media ownership in the hands of government allies has eroded pluralism and encouraged self-censorship. The authorities have also reined in the Internet. Following draconian reforms, the blocking of Web sites has become systematic. Turkey is responsible for more than two-thirds of the requests to Twitter to remove content. The government does not hesitate to block the entire YouTube platform.These practices compound problems inherited from the years of military rule: laws restricting freedom of expression, a judicial culture centered on defense of the state and impunity for police violence. The metastasizing Syrian conflict and the resumption of fighting with Kurdish rebels have accentuated governmental paranoia about critical journalists. Far from defusing political and communal tension, the accelerating censorship and aggressive government rhetoric have sharpened it. Demonstrators egged on by the government’s discourse attacked the Istanbul headquarters of the daily Hurriyet twice in early September.The G-20’s leaders must take stock of the course on which their host has embarked. They need a stable Turkey to help limit the spread of the Syrian chaos and to guarantee its people’s security and prosperity. The Turkish government must stop fueling tension and, for this, it is essential that the truth can be told. Reopening the space for democratic debate is essential for stabilizing the country. Freedom of information is part of the solution.By Noam Chomsky and Christophe DeloireNoam Chomsky is a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Christophe Deloire is secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia (Photo: Adem Altan / AFP) Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more November 13, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Turkey continues to muzzle democracy’s watchdogs News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

124-Year-Old Decker House Facelift will Give Homeowners an Affordable Taste of History

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The house was moved once already in 2015, for its protection during construction of the nearby 70-unit Heritage Square complex for low-income seniors by Bridge Housing  HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff The Historic Decker house located at 750 N. Fair Oaks Avenue will be strapped up and transported up the street to its new and permanent location as a part of an ambitious affordable housing development set to open in 2018.The Queen Anne style house, which was constructed in 1892 and designated a city landmark in 1998, has sat vacant for over a decade in Northwest Pasadena and is gearing up to to receive a full restoration that will provide two affordable units in conjunction with a larger development that intends to revive the city’s old into something vibrant and new.“We’re very happy that this historic resource is going to remain in Pasadena and that it will provide first-time homebuyers the opportunity to invest and put down roots into the community,” said Dept. of Housing Director William Huang, who noted it’s “almost impossible” for low to moderate income individuals to acquire property in Pasadena.The city-owned Decker House is the former home of the cigar shop owner Frank Decker and his wife Anna, for home’s first occupants after it was built in 1892. It is revered by many as one of Pasadena’s treasured Victorian-era buildings.The development of a 70-unit Heritage Square complex for low-income seniors by Bridge Housing required the temporary relocation of the Decker House for its protection during construction.The Decker House is already moved into the adjacent lot next to the three acre Heritage Square site and is temporarily situated behind a Church’s Chicken that is bounded by Orange Grove, Fair Oaks, Painter and Wheeler Lane, according to Huang who says the house is currently in bad shape and in need of a full restoration.The City recently teamed up with Heritage Housing Partners, a local non-profit affordable housing corporation founded in 1998 that promotes long-term affordable homeownership through the preservation of existing historic homes and the construction of new, contextual single-family residences to draw up plans to re-locate the house up the street to a new site.“It’s essentially a ‘gut rehab,’ but we will preserve the exterior siding and the windows and any other interior features,” said Heritage Housing’s Executive Director Charles Loveman.There are two projects being developed side by side at the newly secured location at 1661 N. Fair Oaks, just blocks from the Heritage Square location, where the Decker House will permanently reside in coming months.The city proposed to offer up to a $450,000 loan or grant to help the relocation and restoration process.The development will feature 16 new units with the Decker House accounting for two separate two bedroom units totaling approximately 1,200 square feet each.“I think we’re realistically around six to nine months away from breaking ground,” said Loveman. “This will be 2018/2019 completion.”The entire project at 1661 N. Fair Oaks is estimated to cost around $11.5 million with a grand total of approximately $600,000 to move the Decker House, situate the house on a new foundation and rehabilitate the structure to current standards, according to Loveman.The renovation will include a new foundation, plumbing, roof, mechanical systems and much more.“We’ll probably have to repair or replace the structure because it’s most likely not built to code,” said Loveman who explained that the wooden structure has more than likely deteriorated from age and weathering.According to a document released by the Housing Department, historic architecture will be carefully combined with contemporary architecture to create a striking contrast that accentuates the best qualities of each style.“The new architecture doesn’t mimic the old, rather its sympathetic, or compatible, with the historic quality,” said Huang.Pasadena Heritage’s Executive Director Sue Mossman is relieved and excited to see the Decker House stick around and take on a whole new life.“It’s one of our oldest residential properties still standing and it represents the pre-1900 Victorian Era chapter and we don’t have much left from that time in Pasadena. Preserving historic buildings is one of the most economically sounds things that we do and Pasadena is such a unique and rich environment in large part because we have this history,” said Mossman on behalf of Pasadena Heritage whose mission is to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy and education.It is still undetermined how the Decker House will be transported — a feat that can include being separated into two or more pieces or hauled in a complete fashion.Loveman said that HHP is experienced in coordinating and executing these moves and the Decker House is not the first time they have done something like this.“We’re working with our contractor and house mover to figure it all out,” said Loveman.The two Decker House units are expected to be put on the market in the low $300,000s.“For the same cost, you get something that’s got a lot of history and a lot of character and our experience is — given a choice between a new unit and a historic unit of the same quality — our home buyers prefer the historic unit,” said Loveman. 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“There is Redemption For Everything”: SC Explores The Feasibility Of Restoring Senior Gown To Yatin Oza As An Interim Measure To Monitor His Conduct

first_imgTop Stories”There is Redemption For Everything”: SC Explores The Feasibility Of Restoring Senior Gown To Yatin Oza As An Interim Measure To Monitor His Conduct Mehal Jain2 March 2021 6:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the Gujarat High Court to consider the feasibility of restoring the senior gown to Advocate Yatin Oza upon the reopening of the High Court post the summer recess, as an interim measure, to monitor his conduct to decide if the arrangement can be made permanent.Senior Advocate C. A. Sundaram, for the Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association, advanced, “Can…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the Gujarat High Court to consider the feasibility of restoring the senior gown to Advocate Yatin Oza upon the reopening of the High Court post the summer recess, as an interim measure, to monitor his conduct to decide if the arrangement can be made permanent.Senior Advocate C. A. Sundaram, for the Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association, advanced, “Can a statement against the High Court registry be treated as contempt? What can be the extent of criticism? Of course there is no excuse for intemperate language, and I agree that he should apologise. But if the criticism of the registry can be treated as contempt, it is a cause of great concern for us as an association. It negates our own!””Nobody says that the Registry cannot be criticised. Everything is about the language. A lot of things can be said in a nice manner”, observed Justice S. K. Kaul.Mr. Sundaram voiced the request of the Association for Oza’s unconditional apology to be accepted and for the matter to be dropped.Senior advocate Dr AM Singhvi, appearing for Oza, clarified at the outset that he was not approaching the matter in an egotistical, technical manner or a narrow sense.”Your Lordships are entitled to throw away every rule in the rulebook against me. From day one, when I wrote something and received something, even without Your Lordships’ prodding, even without any threat, I have unconditionally apologised. It is a different thing that nobody was inclined to accept my apology. I have learnt a lesson. This matter does not need to go further. Even if Your Lordships exculpate me, in these past seven months, I have learnt the lesson of my life”, began Dr. Singhvi.”Arriving at a unanimous decision by a full court is a very difficult thing. If you, by your conduct, have invited this decision by the full court, something must have been done”, noted Justice Kaul.”Like it is said ‘Slap. Say ‘sorry’. Move on. Slap again’, unless someone is an utter fool, considering these seven months of taking away of the gown, the idea of repetition would not even enter his dreams. Theoretically, it may be possible- like we say ‘never say never’…We can’t wipe out what has already been written. Only an unconditional apology can wipe that out. And this apology is without any prodding! We can’t say ‘tear off the paper where he gave the press conference'”, continued Dr. Singhvi.”But there are three points – this apology was immediate, at the threshold, it was unconditional and uncontrived. We know how apologies can be artificial. Secondly, he knows that all of us at the bar are helping him so he won’t repeat this act. Thirdly, the context must be appreciated. There is obviously no justification. He was under severe pressure and he resigned”, advanced Dr. Singhvi.”If this was the first episode, we could have said that everyone can make a mistake. But such instances have repeatedly happened. We know that all of us are capable of making mistakes. But he is the leader of the bar. What guidance is he giving to his colleagues? The other junior judges learn from the senior judges. Similarly, the younger members of the bar learn from the senior counsel”, remarked Justice Kaul.”Your Lordships know how to take care of such things. The High Court took care of this for seven months. Your Lordships have dealt with contempt on several occasions, but there has never been a blanket, indefinite suspension of the gown” pressed Dr Singhvi. When Justice Kaul pointed out that this submission may not be right, Dr Singhvi clarified that such an action is rarely taken, and “aberrations apart, a person is generally punished for one month, three months, five months”.”But the matter here was very serious”, commented Justice Kaul.”Your Lordships, please modulate the history of the case. Disproportionality is what attracts the beneficial exercise of the jurisdiction in law. If Your Lordships decide on giving him life again, Your Lordships also know how to keep him on a leash”, urged Dr Singhvi.”If we transverse this path, how should we go about it? How should we make sure that this does not occur again?”, asked Justice Kaul.”Ultimately, these are only words…Your Lordships have the warning, Your Lordships have the leash, and Your Lordships can have the permission in them. If Your Lordships let him have his gown back, in the light of the last seven months, Your Lordships can say that if anything remotely similar happens, there will be consequences which will result automatically. This is the best I can say”, suggested Dr Singhvi.”I also don’t believe in the hanging philosophy. But what would be the appropriate ‘ankush’? “, asked Justice Kaul.”A sternly-worded order with these three things (warning, leash and permission). Your Lordships are here to control the leash. I don’t think anybody would be that foolish as to repeat the mistake after everything that has happened. If somebody is that foolish, none of us would support him. He has been before this court and has told you so. We have also counselled him. The object is not to deprive him forever, to make him live in ignominy in Gujarat for the rest of his life. There can be automatic consequences in case there is a repetition. Your Lordships’ presence here will secure that. This is the apex court of India! Where else will he go?”, stressed Dr Singhvi.Justice Kaul observed that the court needs to perform a balancing act, keeping in mind the sentiments of the High Court.Senior advocate Arvind Datar, also for Oza, argued, “Taking away of the senior gown is a veritable kiss of death. His professional career is gone. The gown was taken away in July and he has hardly gone to court in the past nine months. There is no question of him doing it again. The so-called past actions are also not of this nature. He has undergone enough humiliation, I don’t know what word to use. The full court held him guilty. The contempt court condemned him with fine and one day’s imprisonment. Your Lordships need to respect the sentiments of the judges also. In performing the balancing act, Your Lordships must see that the removal of the gown for nine months is enough punishment””Also, what he had done was not even in his individual capacity, but as a representative of the bar. People did not have jobs, advocates were working as Swiggy delivery boys. He had only said that registry is not listing their matters. And this is one issue where investigation has not been done even now “, advanced Mr. Datar.”Everybody was in difficulty- the judges were in difficulty, the lawyers were in difficulty. You cannot be pointing fingers. It is not fair. These were unusual, unforeseen times”, said Justice Kaul.”Yes, it was foolish for him to say that the High Court is operating as a ‘gambling den’ in the heat of the moment. But we have to distinguish as to whether it was a remark by an individual advocate for an individual grievance. In that case, the court should come down heavily. Although there is absolutely no excuse for it, we must see that this statement was made with the good of the bar at heart”, pressed Mr Datar”We were also at the bar. You are all senior members of the bar. You know what unbridled communication can do. Sometimes somethings are uttered by the judges also, by the lawyers also. But these things may not always be innocuous”, remarked Justice Kaul.”He was found in contempt and he has been punished. One of the punishments was the removal of the robes. If Your Lordships remit the sentence with conditions, if Your Lordships say that the punishment already undergone would suffice, adding that the remitted portion could not be revived, it could be a way out “, suggested Mr Sundaram.”What part of the contempt would not disentitle him to the restoration of the gown? What authoritative portion of the judgement would not come in the way of the restoration of the gown? Suppose we don’t sentence him to imprisonment and he pays the fine, would it come in the way of the restoration of the gown?”, questioned Justice Kaul. The advocates replied in the negative.”I am not belittling the importance of the gown. For a counsel, it is a death warrant to take away his gown”, concurred Justice Kaul.”Your Lordships may impose only a fine. But rebirth or birth happens after a full pregnancy of nine months. This matter has lasted 7.5 months, I wish to correct Mr. Datar on that. Your Lordships can send the right message to everyone, including the High Court, for the bar on the gown to continue till nine months. I am saying this even without asking him (Oza). This will serve the purpose of future monitoring”, suggested Dr Singhvi. “The court resumes after the summer recess in June. And I can also resume as a senior then”, agreed Mr Datar.When the bench enquired from Advocate Nikhil Goel, appearing for the High Court, as to his views on this suggestion, Mr Goyal said at the outset that “these are not things where the Court should interfere in limiting the period” and that the matter should be fully heard.”The High Court says that it is a lifetime ban. He seeks to maintain the dignity of the court by limiting this time. Can the gown be restored after the summer recess as an interim measure? We will see how he behaves. We will keep this pending “, ventured Justice Kaul.”I am burdened to appear against a colleague who I also know well. As a younger member of the bar, in the 2015 proceedings before Justice Mishra, I had heard Dr Singhvi use these words verbatim. At that time, it was ‘allegiance to 7, Race Course Road’, now he has called the High Court a ‘gambling den’, he has said that a judge is not capable. They cannot be such trivialisation of the issue. He cannot say that the speech was made in such-and-such circumstances, in unprecedented times, in the heat of the moment and that my apology should be accepted”, argued Mr Goel.Oza’s letters to the then-CJI TS Thakur criticising Justices MR Shah (then a judge at the Gujarat high Court, now a sitting SC judge) and KS Jhaveri as owing allegiance to ’11, Akbar Road and 7, Race Course Road’ had led to contempt action against Oza by the Gujarat High Court in 2016. In appeal, a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra had accepted his apology, exonerating him from contempt. Dr. Singhvi had represented Oza before the top court.”Even if the decision of the court of imprisonment until the rising of the court is done away with, the bar under section 24 A of the Advocates Act would apply. If the court has found him guilty of contempt, he cannot practice for two years. In such circumstances, should the High Court honour him as a senior advocate? “, asked Mr. Goel.”No, not honour him. Is there any provision for restoration of the gown for a limited period of time to see if this arrangement can be made permanent?”, explained Justice Kaul.”There cannot be a probationary or temporary restoration of the gown. This is not the concept of this privilege (of seniority) which Your Lordships grant. The concept has been traced out in the Indira Jaising matter (on the protocol for designation of senior advocates). This course is not permissible. Send him to the High Court to reapply for seniority as per the rules. Or Your Lordships may choose to quash the full court’s decision as wrong “, pressed Mr Goel.”Think about it. We are not doing anything today”, said Justice Kaul.”We grant probation under the Probation of Offenders Act to redeem a person. I agree that this is not a single episode in the heat of the moment. There were many episodes, many writings. But everybody can reform”, reflected Justice Kaul.”I am not saying that this is irredressible. But the redress is to apply to the HC again! By way of an interim order, the gown cannot be re-conferred on him”, said Mr/ Goel.”Privilege is not uniform in its application. Article 142 gives us a little bit of extra something to uphold certain things. The High Court in its wisdom did something which we want to respect. We also have to balance things…”, said Justice Kaul.”There are five very senior members of the bar telling Your Lordships that he has been apologising since day one. This makes Your Lordships feel bound to consider the submission. But I have also been practising for 18 years… “, Mr Goel sought to submit.”We are used to multiple eminent counsel on one side or the other. It does not influence what we do”, remarked Justice Kaul.”I am not saying this in that manner. But the issue in context of which the request has been made is not small “, pressed Mr Goel.”I am not saying that it is small. I have no hesitation in saying that it is not small. But redemption is possible for anybody”, repeated Justice Kaul.”We just want to leave this thought with you. Think about it. Would it be feasible? Consider it, if post ‘X’ period of time, he is permitted to practise as a senior counsel as an interim measure? Discuss about it “, encouraged Justice kaul.When Mr Datar pointed out that if Mr Goel wants the matter to be heard, he is not averse to it, Justice Kaul remarked, “You will not find a solution there”.Mr Datar clarified that he is not asking for the hearing of the matter as a full-fledged appeal, and Dr Singhvi also added that the modus vivandi for even Mr Goel would be for the person to be on a leash for the future. “The person is wanted to be put on a leash for everything that has happened in the past”, commented Justice Kaul.At this point, Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave intervened to quote the Bible in as much it says ‘to err is human, to forgive is divine’.”He was punished and rightly so. But he has gone through a lot. There has been enough punishment. I’m not trying to defend him, but considering his past, the family that he comes from…his father was the tallest lawyer of our High Court. He was the most principled, the most knowledgeable lawyer, he commanded such respect, he was unparalleled on the civil law.I have seen even the young Oza grow up. He has the good of the institution in his heart but he did not express it properly. Please put a finality to this matter in any manner that Your Lordships see fit. Your Lordships have been at the bar with such successful careers, Your Lordships have been on the bench for a very long time. Please adopt a large hearted approach and put an end to this matter in an appropriate manner. Please give him a last chance”, urged Mr. Dave.”That is the endeavour. There is always redemption for everything. My concern is only the stakes. It must not be misused. That does not help your own parent High Court. Yours is a reasonable suggestion. We are trying to work it out. We have given ideas to Mr Goel. We will also discuss it”, assured Justice Kaul.”The dignity of the lawyer is important. The institution is also important. One sustains the other. We might differ, but the difference of opinion is not a problem”, said Justice Kaul, adjourning the matter to March 10.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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