France ratings fears put euro under pressure

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL whatsapp France ratings fears put euro under pressure John Dunne Sharecenter_img whatsapp THE Euro dropped this morning after market fears that France could face a downgrade of its AAA credit rating in the long term.Fears were triggered after credit ratings agency Moody’s found earlier this week that the country’s rating was secure for now but could be under pressure in the future as uncertainty remains over its economic revival. President Nicolas Sarkozy called an emergency summit meeting with prime minister Francois Fillon, finance minister Christine Lagarde and budget minister Francois Baroin to discuss the country’s economic problems following the Moody’s report. The meeting, tomorrow (Friday) will discuss a new package of cuts, it is understood.A market source said: “People are very jittery on the European markets. Although in the short term France’s rating looks safe it is beyond that which is causing concern.” Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndo Thursday 19 August 2010 6:36 amlast_img read more

The importance of aggregation

first_img Despite fierce competition, Relax Gaming chief product officer Simon Hammon believes there are still opportunities for smaller studios to disrupt the market leaders – but only with effective game distribution.The healthy explosion of new game providers onto the market has accelerated over the past 12-18 months, loosening the grip of large suppliers yet further and putting their share of pocket under pressure.With this increase in competition, the landscape within which suppliers thrived a few years ago has changed dramatically. M&A continues as a driver for expanding market presence and diversity of content, with the benefit of consolidating core competencies, but this is no longer the only end goal for small studios.Comprehensive distribution agreements that offer rapid and extensive market penetration, with fair and transparent commercial terms, can provide a critical path to success in their own right. Good strategic partnerships are now the major drivers of success, particularly where the chosen route to market reduces the period of pre-profit investment.Sea of content There are still many barriers to entry for start-up studios going it alone, from the heavy overheads associated with any tech industry, effective cashflow to pay for operations to critical regulatory commitments. The list of potential hurdles is extensive, and operators now have a huge amount of content choice each month with upwards of 70 game releases vying for launch promotions and positioning.In this landscape, the main issue for smaller providers is how to gain that initial player visibility and the subsequent stickiness of their games. Working with aggregation solutions can provide wider market opportunities and remove a lot of the entry burdens – but the content must do the rest.For small studios to cut above the noise they need support to showcase innovation. Being nimbler and more agile can serve as an advantage against established suppliers which have seemingly reduced quality on the larger scale by releasing skins or mechanical mishmashes of previous successes.Ironically, in a sea of content with highly perceptive end-users, the imitation strategy is allowing small developers that offer something different to quickly carve out market share. Aggregation provides a quick and efficient route to market with sales and compliance support and significant cost reductions, allowing studios to focus on what they do best – developing games.Picking and choosing Finding the right aggregation partner is therefore a critical path in any growth strategy. Aggregators have the keys to open much needed doors for studios regardless of the size of their portfolio, so they need to ensure that their partner is like-minded in terms of business approach and quality. The market is already full of those who reproduce the same type of content.For a partnership that will work to optimise business efficiency and deliver value to an aggregator’s integrated customers, both parties must share the same long-term vision of what they want to achieve – particularly in terms of content strategy.In the last few years it has become increasingly difficult for studios to form direct relationships with operators. Without experienced aggregation platforms, many suppliers simply would not hit the critical volumes to drive interest in a direct integration and reach markets or operators on their own.But equally, what happens when a studio reaches significant scale and decides to go it alone? An aggregator that tries to pin down a supplier even when that ultimately stifles the studio’s growth is not offering a partnership. When a studio reaches a good market share, they need options to help them to grow their independence in any way that aligns with their business strategy – whether it be commercial, compliance or technical.An aggregator should not hamper the growth of the studios it fosters in their early days. One that supports and realises the growth ambitions of a studio is one that will maintain a longstanding partnership.Effective content distribution requires transparent and fair commercial terms that provide studios with the tools they need to reach significant scale. Consolidation will always be a driving force in an industry as saturated as the online casino market, but with the right aggregation partner, the odds of making the big-time independently can be significantly shifted in a studio’s favour. The importance of aggregation Despite fierce competition, Relax Gaming chief product officer Simon Hammon believes there are still opportunities for smaller studios to disrupt the market leaders – but only with effective game distribution. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 31st October 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Strategy Slots Casino & games Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Email Addresslast_img read more

Rajuela House / Muñoz Arquitectos

first_img Houses Rajuela House / Muñoz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRajuela House / Muñoz Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/322697/rajuela-house-munoz-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Cemex, ESTRUKTUM, Jako, LUMINICA ILUMINACION, MAGRACollaborators:Gareth Lowe Negrón, Andrea Dutton Ruiz, Isabela Rincon Milet, Luis Miguel Acuña GonzalezConstrucción:ESTRUKTUM – Ing. Alejandro Esquivel MimenzaArchitect In Charge:Javier Muñoz MenéndezCity:MeridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rolando CórdobaRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0“Rajuela” house arises from the need of an elder person living in a contemporary house with good manufacturing, but at the same time involving a lot of maintenance by the large number of windows, high ceilings and excessive use of white; creating an environment as “modern” that was untouchable, cold and a little tiring to live in. She lived in this house for a while, but with the arrival of grandchildren it became very difficult to keep up with the cleanliness and order that this house required to look good. Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan+ 36A little tired of the cares that “modernity” required, comes to us to ask that, in the large garden of that house, we did a smaller house. The solar was divided into two lots to sell that house that was becoming very hard to maintain. Leaving a 25.00 m x 35.00 m solar to design the new house. The schema comes from the idea of creating an easy-living home, using materials that do not require maintenance, with a scale much more friendly and welcoming to a person of the elderly and with outdoor spaces that do not require much maintenance, wanting to create a much more tropical environment, replacing that perfect “garden” that she had in her previous home. Save this picture!© Rolando CórdobaThus emerges a linear schema that allows us to locate all areas facing north to optimize sun light and good ventilation (since the prevailing winds in our region come from the northeast and southeast). All the spaces in the house originate from a module of 4.50 meters. Access to the House is through a series of overlapping walls that direct you to the hall. An owner’s requests was that the hall was delimited in some way allowing her to receive people from work without having access to the entire home. Moving on, through the lobby, we enter to a double height that contains the living, eating and cooking (the kitchen separated from the living room by a low wall of black granite), creating a large continuous space that expands all the way to the terrace with a much more humanized scale and extends into the garden, this being an extension of the interior. Generating an integrated and enlightened space yet protected from the sun. Save this picture!© Rolando CórdobaAfter the space previously mentioned we have the bedrooms, which also look towards the north, without forgetting the module. All this integrates through a linear circulation that ends with a sculpture. Service areas are located on the second floor. Save this picture!© Rolando CórdobaThe materiality of the house is very simple, it consists of stone in several versions. The walls are covered with a stone taken from the Yucatan tradition called “Rajuela”, which consist in covering the walls with small pieces of stone creating a texture, which despite being made out of sharp pieces of stone, has a smooth and extremely interesting appearance because of the light and shadow game it creates. The flooring are also made of stone (marble), using in the interior a more polished version than the exteriors, the rest of the house is a white covering where wood and granite serve as contrast elements. Save this picture!© Rolando CórdobaOur goal was that this Mrs., whom we care a lot in this office, had a much more relaxed life, surrounded by her grandchildren without much concerning of the house hold. Achieving that the kids could be able to feel comfortable and have fun doing acts proper of their age.Save this picture!© Rolando CórdobaProject gallerySee allShow lessNAAS Springs – FFA Proposal / Hapsitus ArchitectsArticlesUniversity of Southern Denmark Student Housing Winning Proposal / C.F. Møller Archit…Articles Share Save this picture!© Rolando Córdoba+ 36 Share Rajuela House / Muñoz Arquitectos ArchDaily 2010 Year:  “COPY” Area:  592 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Merida, Mexico Architects: Muñoz Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/322697/rajuela-house-munoz-arquitectos Clipboard Mexico CopyAbout this officeMuñoz ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaMexicoPublished on January 23, 2013Cite: “Rajuela House / Muñoz Arquitectos” [Casa Rajuela / Muñoz Arquitectos] 23 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Coalition Encourages Quick Food Labeling Agreement in Senate

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 16, 2016 Coalition Encourages Quick Food Labeling Agreement in Senate SHARE Previous articleU.S. Meat Industry Represents $1.02 Trillion in Economic OutputNext articleCoalition Turning Up the Heat on Congress Over GMO Issue Andy Eubank Coalition seeking national labeling lawThere is now less than a week remaining for Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law to go into effect July 1. Thursday the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food called on lawmakers to reach a compromise on a national GMO labeling bill. Chuck Conner, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives president and CEO and co-chair of the coalition said negotiations are close to the finish line and he encouraged Senate leadership to finish off the small remaining differences.“We need a win here,” he said. “We need them to finish, turn it back to us to go about the business of having our coalition and the 800 organizations that we represent, look at this and make the case before the Senate and the House that this is critical and has to happen within the next few legislative days here.”Pam Bailey is the other coalition co-chair and president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. She said as of today the state of Vermont alone is effectively establishing national food labeling policy for GMO’s. The effects are already being felt.“Inaction by congress as the Vermont law’s July 1st effective date looms, has already cost our industry millions and millions of dollars. Our coalition has consistently opposed mandatory, on-package GMO labels. We believe these on-package labels don’t provide consumers with any useful information. They will be seen as a warning and they will be used to stigmatize perfectly safe food and beverage products.”Steve Censky, American Soybean Association CEO added there are many benefits to the use of this crop technology.“Ag biotechnology has helped farmers to make both insect pest control and weed management safer while safeguarding crops against disease,” Censky explained. “It has allowed for a significant reduction in the use of pesticides and promoted no-till or reduced till agriculture systems that help preserve topsoil from erosion and enhance water quality.”Leslie Sarasin, Food Marketing Institute president and CEO gave one example of why a national law is needed.It’s not at all unusual for one distribution center to service five or more states. So Vermont’s law and those expected to come from Maine, Massachusetts, and other states in that region, will quickly make New England’s food labeling law so fragmented that a simple granola bar will be required to be labeled 5 different ways to meet the requirements of the various jurisdictions.”The Coalition for Safe, Affordable Food is a broad-based coalition representing the entire American agriculture food chain. It is committed to increasing the public’s understanding about the science and safety of GMOs and advocating for a uniform labeling solution. Their press call Thursday was to ask Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow to come to an agreement quickly, before the Vermont law goes into effect July 1. Home Indiana Agriculture News Coalition Encourages Quick Food Labeling Agreement in Senate Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Jailed cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui begins new hunger strike

first_img Reporters Without Borders today repeated its call for the immediate release of jailed cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui, who began a new hunger-strike a few days ago to protest against recent ill-treatment. RSF_en Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Help by sharing this information News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists April 4, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui begins new hunger strike November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further December 26, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia “We are not surprised the Tunisian regime is taking advantage of the international media focus on Iraq to step up pressure on political prisoners such as Yahyaoui,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This is disgraceful and we call on the president to free him at once, along with another journalist, Hamadi Jebali, who has been in jail since 1991.”Yahyaoui’s family said that when they visited him on 3 April at Borj el-Amri prison, 30 km from Tunis, he could not move about normally because he was physically weakened. He told them he had begun a new hunger-strike. In recent weeks, he said, guards had served him countermined food, banned him from reading, seized his letters, stopped his daily exercise periods and threatened him.He said he had also been placed in solitary confinement for two days with only stale bread to eat after being accused of inciting prisoners to go on hunger-strike. His family said he was very thin and depressed. He had staged an earlier hunger-strike from 17 to 30 January to protest against prison conditions and demand his release.Yahyaoui, founder of the website TUNeZINE, was jailed on 4 June last year after being arrested by plainclothes police in a Tunis cybercafé. He was sentenced to two years in prison for “spreading false news” by the appeals court in Tunis on 10 July. During his interrogation, he was tortured with three sessions of being made to hang by his arms with feet barely touching the ground.Using the pseudonym “Ettounsi” (Arabic for “Tunisian”), he set up his website in July 2001 to put out news about the fight for democracy and freedom in Tunisia. He published opposition material on it and was the first to publish a letter from his uncle, Judge Mokhtar Yahyaoui, to President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali criticising the country’s legal system.Jebali, publisher of the weekly Al Fajr, organ of the An Nahada Islamist militant movement, has been held since 1991 and was sentenced in 1992 by the Tunis military court to 16 years in prison for “aggressively seeking to change the nature of the state” and “belonging to an illegal organisation.” The previous year, he had been given a one-year sentence for publishing an article criticising the system of military courts.He went on hunger-strike from mid-January to mid-February this year in protest against jail conditions and to demand his freedom. In mid-March, he was moved from Bizerte prison to one in Sfax._________________________________________________________Over 13 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. One hundred and twenty news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations sothat their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Zouhair Yahyaoui is sponsored by Avaldoci, Club de la presse Marseille, Club de la presse du Périgord , El periodico de Catalunya, El Triangle, Fraternitaire, Le Nouvelliste, liberation.fr, Maison de la presse – Mons, REE, Radio Populare, RTBF, www.categorynet.com.Currently, Hamadi Jebali is sponsored by Club de la presse de Toulon. News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Carson Announces HUD Will Resume Physical Inspections

first_img About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HUD inspections 2020-08-07 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: HUD inspections Previous: Housing Market Snapshot: Why Is Foreign Investment Declining? Next: ‘Echo Wave’ of Forbearance Expirations Predicted  Print This Post Related Articles 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. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will resume Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections of HUD multifamily and public housing properties and units next month, under strict safety protocols as the nation attempts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary Ben Carson announced today.REAC inspections are the assessment tool that ensures HUD assisted properties meet federal standards of health, safety, and accessibility. On-site inspections were halted last March due to the coronavirus outbreak.“As we continue to fight this invisible enemy and learn more about the safety precautions needed to keep our HUD residents and staff safe, we are able to bring back critical functions of the Department,” Carson said. “Physical inspections are vital in ensuring the health and safety of the Americans who reside in properties enrolled in HUD’s programs, and I am very pleased to announce today they are resuming.”Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing added, “REAC inspections provide a critical service in HUD assisted properties to ensure residents are living in safe and decent housing. I believe we have found a solution to continue this important function while keeping staff, residents, and inspectors healthy.”To keep the residents and staff of HUD properties safe during the inspection process, REAC will prioritize inspections in states and localities based on the latest COVID-19 data from Johns Hopkins University and health risk scoring methodology from the Harvard Global Health Institute. REAC has developed a heat map that categorizes states and localities into four risk categories:Low Risk—GreenModerately Low Risk—YellowModerately High Risk—OrangeHigh Risk—RedREAC will provide a listing on its website of low-risk counties 45 days prior to the start of physical inspections. At the end of the 45-day period, REAC will provide a 14-day notification to priority properties in that county to inform families that an inspection will take place.The first outreach from inspectors to properties will start no earlier than September 21, 2020. A comprehensive list of safe inspection locations, as well as an overview of the methodology used to determine them can be found on the website here.Inspectors will prioritize properties with historically low REAC scores (high-risk properties) in Low Risk (Green) localities. These locations will change over time, and HUD will adjust its inspection plans as needed. For additional information on HUD’s coronavirus response efforts, please visit HUD.gov/coronavirus. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Carson Announces HUD Will Resume Physical Inspections Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Carson Announces HUD Will Resume Physical Inspections Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 7, 2020 1,323 Views Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Newslast_img read more

Human Sufferings And The Pandemic: Accessibility Of Legal Services Authorities Vital For Unlocking The Rights And Empowering People

first_imgColumnsHuman Sufferings And The Pandemic: Accessibility Of Legal Services Authorities Vital For Unlocking The Rights And Empowering People Puneesh Jindia25 May 2020 4:16 AMShare This – xThe pandemic has resulted into untold sufferings, particularly for the poor and the marginalized, for which they were not prepared. Lakhs of people have lost their means of livelihood. Farmers are bearing the brunt. Daily wagers have no work, and hence no income. Thousands of migrants are walking hundreds of kilometers to reach their homes, with their small children. Hungry and thirsty,…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 pandemic has resulted into untold sufferings, particularly for the poor and the marginalized, for which they were not prepared. Lakhs of people have lost their means of livelihood. Farmers are bearing the brunt. Daily wagers have no work, and hence no income. Thousands of migrants are walking hundreds of kilometers to reach their homes, with their small children. Hungry and thirsty, but they are still walking. Pregnant lady gave birth on the road while walking back to her village for hundreds of kilometers. Many migrants got killed in the accidents. Where are the State Agencies? Have they become Rip Van Winkle? Instead of finding them, let’s delve into it from another angle, the factor of breach of the rights and protections provided by the laws. There are almost 200 laws which deal directly or indirectly with the children. There are number of laws which deal with laborers and women. Above all, there is a Constitution of India providing Right to Life, which obviously is much more than the mere animal existence. Where have these promises and protections gone, particularly for the migrants and the poor? Did we enact welfare laws for the normal times only? Have they ceased to operate during the unprecedented times like this? The reason for it is crystal clear. The poor and marginalized for whom these rights and entitlements are meant do not know them. They do not know how to navigate the complex administrative and judicial setup. They do not know how to access their entitlements. They do know the institutions meant for them. They do not know that their problems have legal dimensions and can be best solved in a legal way. In short, they are not legally empowered. The unresolved problems aggravate, and become complex and multifaceted legal issues with disastrous cascading effects. In the post lockdown period, the distress may manifest itself in the form of marital disputes, issues between employers and employees, disputes between landlords and tenants, impact on rights of children as poverty may deepen. Apart from that human trafficking may also increase, an important aspect to be taken care of by the public Authorities. The indirect impact of the Covid-19 may be more lethal than the direct effect. The problems and the legal needs and issues are likely to increase. In such a scenario, Legal Services Authorities have an important role to play. They are the mandated by legislation to provide free legal services to certain categories of people including women, children persons with disabilities, persons with disabilities, industrial workmen, SC and ST and persons having annual income less than the prescribed and to make them aware of their rights and entitlements. Legal Services Authorities have presence in each and every district across the country, and have their reach till the grassroots. This massive network need to be more accessible to people to mitigate the sufferings of poor and for promoting and protecting their rights. The services of these Authorities will be required more than ever before. During and post lockdown period, legal Services Authorities have to proactively enhance its visibility particularly in rural areas so as to make public aware of their existence and the types of services being provided free of costs. This is also imperative to instill faith and awareness amongst masses that these Institutions have not ceased to work even during lockdown. Spreading legal awareness about rights and entitlements amongst masses is also required on a massive scale. To make this happen, instead of conventional methods some other methodologies are required to be applied by the Legal Services Authorities. Legal awareness camps cannot be held in the way these were held earlier. The shift is required to make more use of other tools such as Community Radios, You tube channel, television channels, local cable TV, Bulk SMS messages, and webinars. Some of these cost saving tools have reach in rural India also, and hence can facilitate spreading of quality awareness. Most importantly, coordination with other government departments and NGOs and law colleges is the key for achieving maximum reach. This in fact is also provided in sections 5,8 and 11 of the Legal Services Authorities Act. Better coordination will not only help in making impact at the grass roots but will also reduce operational costs. Legal aid helpline numbers need to be strengthened and popularized by Legal aid Authorities. In collaboration with the call centres, these helplines can work in a more systematic manner. National Legal aid helpline number 15100 shall be the backbone during these times. This can provide relief to many, and make people aware of the support system. It will make legal aid authorities more accessible to people. PLVs with proper training on preventive measures can compile legal needs of people of their local areas, and transmit it to District Legal Services Authorities for appropriate action. To provide expeditious justice at the local level, mediations centers may be activated gradually, particularly to deal with marital and family disputes. In the urban areas, video tools may be used for conducting the counselling in such cases. Legal Services Clinics in far flung and remote areas can be used for mediation with appropriate social distancing and other preventive measures in place. Organizing Lok Adalats with proper precautions on a small level quite frequently instead for going for Pan India Lok Adalats is one of the steps which may help in settlement of disputes. Testing online methods of ADR in a district or so can be done, and thereafter the same can be expanded to other areas with course corrections. More use of social media to disseminate information about the activities, and capturing the legal problems of people is needed on a large scale. The Legal Services Authorities need to collaborate with other government departments, law Colleges, NGos working at the grassroots to maximize their reach and access. Competent Legal aid and assistance should be the main focus of Legal Services Authorities, and the priorities in the changing and challenging times are required to be identified keeping in view the financially constrained environment which may emerge. The Legal Services Authorities have to identify the target groups, and work with clear goals for providing assistance to the targeted groups. Apart from this, long term planning and restructuring in the new emerging scenario with atleast five years vision plan with measurable goals may help in taking the Legal Services Authorities to the next level in terms of quality delivery of legal services and enhancing its accessibility. Legal Services with their committed workforce are doing exemplary work during the lockdown period. Lakhs of people have benefitted with their active interventions. However, they have to focus now more on new methods of identifying legal needs of people and providing appropriate legal aid and assistance and increase its accessibility to the poorest. New sustainable tools of legal empowerment of people need to be worked out by these Authorities. Legal empowerment leads to impact. It leads to institutional corrections, and then State Agencies cannot afford to remain invisible and go to Catskill Mountain.Author is now working as Presiding officer Labour court cum Industrial Tribunal Rohtak.Views Are Personal Only. 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

Saket Court Orders Sealing And Sanitization Of Court Premises As A Magistrate Tests Positive For COVID19 [Read Circular]

first_imgNews UpdatesSaket Court Orders Sealing And Sanitization Of Court Premises As A Magistrate Tests Positive For COVID19 [Read Circular] Karan Tripathi10 Jun 2020 3:52 AMShare This – xSaket District & Sessions Court has directed for the sealing and deep sanitization of courtroom, Ahlmad room and chamber of a Duty MM who has tested positive for COVID19. It is also mentioned in the order that all those Court Officials and Advocates who attended the concerned Magistrate’s court on 03/06/20 are advised to self quarantine themselves as per medical advice and…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?LoginSaket District & Sessions Court has directed for the sealing and deep sanitization of courtroom, Ahlmad room and chamber of a Duty MM who has tested positive for COVID19. It is also mentioned in the order that all those Court Officials and Advocates who attended the concerned Magistrate’s court on 03/06/20 are advised to self quarantine themselves as per medical advice and take all necessary precautionary measures as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The concerned Magistrate, who last attended the court on June 03, was tested positive for COVID19 on June 09.Click Here To Download Circular[Read Circular] 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

Funding for flood barriers needed in Inishowen

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Funding for flood barriers needed in Inishowen By News Highland – January 30, 2019 Previous articleBritish MPs vote to reject Brexit backstopNext articleCold snap leaves routes across Donegal treacherous News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Donegal County Council is calling for funding for more flood barriers in Inishowen, particularly in areas which were proved to be vulnerable in the floods of August 2017.Motions from Cllrs Jack Murray and Bernard Mc Guinness highlighted the need for works, both in terms of immediate protection in the event of further flooding, and preventative measures to stop flooding from happening.A number of members pointed out that people on the ground, particularly farmers, know what is needed, and they should be given the clearance to do it.Cllr Mc Guinness says there was a parade of ministers in the days after the flood, but the follow up has been less than adequate:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bernghjghjghjghfloods1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Minister commits to visiting flood hit areas of Inishowen

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Minister commits to visiting flood hit areas of Inishowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – October 7, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest The Minister for the OPW has committed to visit the areas of Inishowen that were badly affected by the floods of August 2017.Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue, speaking in the Dail last week, called on Minister Kevin Boxer Moran to sanction funding for flood defence measures to be carried out along the Crana RiverIn response, Minister Moran said, additional funding cannot be provided as Donegal County Council does not have the resources in place to carry out additional schemes:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/chtyutyutyutyutyarlie1pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous article€20 million Bluebanks project officially opens todayNext articleQuestions raised over Irish Waters outage data for Donegal News Highland Pinterest Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more