KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgKenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Realistic passive income ideas I use

first_img 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. Passive income is money one receives without working for it each time. Writing a novel, producing a movie, or owning thousands of acres of farmland could all generate passive income. But these aren’t realistic passive income ideas for a lot of us.Similarly, for a lot of people, setting up an online business or becoming a digital nomad aren’t realistic passive income ideas. I prefer passive income ideas that require very little of my time and are genuinely passive.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…How I earn passive incomeMy favourite way to earn passive income is putting some money regularly into a Stocks and Shares ISA and using it to invest in dividend yielding companies. That really is passive. I can just sit back and wait for dividend income to start rolling in.My approach to realistic passive income ideas extends to my choice of shares too. While emerging technologies could do well in the future, they could also flop. So for income, I prefer to focus on companies that operate in well-established markets.With fairly predictable cash flows and proven business models, they are more likely to provide the sort of income stream I am looking for. An example is Diageo. Its portfolio of drinks brands offers some diversification. Meanwhile, its finely honed business model has seen it raise its dividend each year for over three decades. The yield of 2.3% isn’t great – but with the company’s strong cash generation and dividend history, I think it is fairly secure. Of course there are risks, such as a downturn in alcohol consumption by health-conscious consumers. But for now, Diageo is the sort of passive income pick I’d be happy to hold.Realistic passive income ideas can be simplePassive income ideas don’t need to be sophisticated or hard to copy. For example, buying shares in British American Tobacco is not exactly a novel idea. But it is still one of my favourite passive income ideas. The tobacco giant owns brands such as Lucky Strikes and Gauloises. That gives it a lot of free cash flow and helps support a dividend yield of over 7%. No dividend is ever guaranteed. But with over twenty years of dividend increases behind it, BAT is one of the realistic passive income ideas that clicks with me. In terms of risks, tobacco usage is going down in some markets, and the stocks does not align with the growing trend toward ethical investing.The insurance business is straightforward and unexciting. But that can be good for its reliability as a source of passive income. Legal & General shares yield 6%, which would be a very agreeable passive income for me. They continued to pay throughout the pandemic. The company has also set out a policy to keep increasing dividends for the coming few years. That depends on performance ultimately, but I feel confident in L&G’s expertise.Some of the most realistic passive income ideas can be some of the most ordinary and dull. That isn’t a bad thing in my opinion. Rather than rely on hare-brained or unproven schemes, getting regular passive income from stable, well-established companies strikes me as an easy step to more financial success. Realistic passive income ideas I use “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

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Make a Beautiful Landscape Design an Excellent Selling Feature for Your Property

first_img In this “hot” Pasadena real estate market, beautiful landscape design can be an excellent selling feature for your property. It adds value, functionality, curb appeal and makes a great first impression on potential buyers. Make your home stand out with these ideas from an important member of Cynthia’s team, Matthew McKelligon.Matthew is an excellent landscape designer who graduated summa cum laude from the School of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. He spent a significant amount of time living and studying in Japan, Switzerland and Germany to develop his aesthetics and philosophy.“I really appreciate landscaping with a strong design statement,” he says. “One of my primary considerations in designing a backyard is its connection the home and environment. Many times we don’t adequately make use of our yards because there is a disconnect between the home and yard. With that in mind, some of my landscape projects have evolved through design and turned into partial interior remodels to better make that connection.“Functionality is key to my designs. I like to find a use for all the outdoor space as it relates to the home. Highly useful spaces should be located closer to the house and as you proceed farther back, you make use of lower-occupancy, more intimate spaces: fire pits, hammocks, vegetable gardens and other features.”Here are some photos of some recent projects:[smooth=id:155;]Contact Matthew McKelligon: (310) 409-7435Email: [email protected] Real Estate Corner Make a Beautiful Landscape Design an Excellent Selling Feature for Your Property By CYNTHIA TILLEMAN Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 1:58 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Cynthia Tilleman, Realtor897 Granite Drive, Pasadena CA 91001(626) 825-0161 / (626) 639-1676Twitter.com/cynthiaskornerwww.pasadenahomesbycynthia.com Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe More Cool Stuff Business News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 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. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Curtin crowned queen of children’s tales at awards

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Facebook Print Linkedin Judi Curtin (second from left) with her husband Dan O’Gorman and two of their children Brian and Annie O’Gorman.LIMERICK author Judi Curtin’s latest book ‘Stand by Me’ has been crowned Children’s Book of the Year (Senior) at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in Dublin.Now in its 12th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards was founded to celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest possible range of reader. Each year it brings together a huge community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish writing talent.Thousands of ordinary readers vote to select the winners every year. This year, in excess of 50,000 readers and book lovers made their voices heard and voted to select the winners in each category. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And at a star-studded award ceremony last Tuesday, Limerick’s very own Judi Curtin won one of the night’s 15 big prizes for her newest book ‘Stand by Me’, which was voted National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year (Senior). The book tells the story of Molly and Beth who travel back to the past, in an effort to fix a friendship that was destroyed in 1960.Judi has published 25 books. This was her fourth time being nominated for the award.“While they’ve been well-received, and shortlisted on a few occasions, until last Tuesday I had never won an award of any kind. When the announcement was made, I honestly couldn’t believe it,” she told the Limerick Post.“The rest of the night passed in a happy blur, and I still haven’t quite come back down to earth. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the people who voted for me, and made the magic happen. I now have to decide whether to write a third book about Molly and Beth, or if I should start to develop new characters. Whatever I choose, I’ll be doing mental planning over the next few weeks, and starting serious work in January,” she explained.by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter NewsLocal NewsCurtin crowned queen of children’s tales at awardsBy Alan Jacques – December 8, 2017 1380 Previous articleMunster coach Van Graan makes five changes for Tigers clashNext articleWin cinema tickets Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSBord Gáis Energy Irish Book AwardsChildren’s Book of the YearJudi CurtinlimerickStand By Me Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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Legal Challenges: Education is Key

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Legal Challenges: Education is Key  Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. 2020-03-16 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 16, 2020 1,543 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Share Save Michael Woods joined Potestivo & Associates, P.C. in 2006. He is the firm’s EVP and is based in the Rochester, Michigan, office. Woods began as the Supervising Attorney of the Foreclosure and Loss Mitigation Departments and with dedication rose to the AVP—Managing Attorney position. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm and works to promote efficiency across all firm departments and processes.Woods graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science supported by a concentration in Public Administration. He then moved to Miami where he earned his law degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law.Woods is active in several industry and professional associations, including the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, the Default Attorney Group, the Legal League 100, the Macomb County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section. Woods spoke to DS News about the impact of the expiration of the QM Patch, cyber security, and challenges facing the legal industry in 2020.What impact would the expiration of the QM Patch have on the housing industry?The general arguments in favor of its expiration are that it would provide a more level playing field for lenders and reduce the risks associated with offering loans to borrowers with a DTI in excess of 43%. That said, there seems to be a larger demographic of those in favor of the idea behind the QM patch, which has been about finding ways to give people greater access to the American dream of homeownership and maintaining some balance and leverage between the government and private sector. The most recent statistics show that approximately 20-30% of GSE loans today have a borrower with a DTI over 43%. Those are market numbers that are hard for anyone to ignore, so what I imagine we’ll see is an effort to reform the rules in conjunction with other current housing industry initiatives, especially entering the upcoming election cycle.What are your thoughts on the Roth vs. Nationstar ruling? And what could be the impacts of it?It can provide some guidance to mortgage servicers sending informational statements post bankruptcy discharge. I consulted our firm’s Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney, Cheryl Cook, for her specific recommendations as these cases can often provide our industry with some best practices. From an impact standpoint, creditors servicing mortgage debt can do a couple of things. First, they can make sure that they are properly coding their bankruptcy accounts with the current case status and ensuring the inclusion of safe harbor language in their communications. Second, they can review their post-bankruptcy statements—not only for the “safe harbor” language identified in the Roth opinion, but also for placement—some of the factors relied on by the Roth Court turned on where the language appeared on the statements.  In the Roth case, the Court noted that the disclaimer was printed in bold type on the first page—not on the back, not in tiny print at the bottom. The Roth statements also reiterated the bankruptcy protections, and further included the word “voluntary” on the payment coupon itself.  Having counsel review the language proposed for the servicers’ post-bankruptcy communications with debtors could certainly give servicers a bit of comfort in evaluating whether their statements pose a risk in post-bankruptcy servicing. These suggestions are made in connection with whether there could be a potential violation of 11 U.S.C §524. In the Roth case, the Court of Appeals does a good job parsing out the different standards applied when a lawsuit is brought under the FDCPA and when a lawsuit is brought under the bankruptcy code. Here, the Court reminds us the standard to be used was not the one cited in the FDCPA—the “least sophisticated consumer” standard—but, instead, the standard set forth in a 2019 Supreme Court case called Taggert v Lorenzen, 139 S. Ct. 1795 (2019), which requires a “no fair ground of doubt” standard before a court can hold a creditor in civil contempt for violation of the discharge injunction. The way the Roth Court explained the standard is, “in order to find that sanctions are appropriate here, we would have to hold that ‘there is no objectively reasonable basis for concluding that [the] conduct might be lawful.” Roth at p. 13. Because the Court found that the statements were informational, rather than for purposes of debt collection, the creditor’s conduct demonstrated more than a “fair ground of doubt” as to whether the discharge Order precluded its conduct, and sanctions were not appropriate. Ultimately, the decision provides us with some clarity with respect to informational statements and their treatment under the bankruptcy code. It also serves as a good reminder that this is not a one-size-fits-all industry, and that we must rely on the experience and expertise of our local attorneys to ensure compliance across the board. What can be done to better protect consumers from fraud and cybersecurity? Education is key. Technology impacts our lives every minute of every day. We all know the benefits that technology brings, and we need to be equally aware of the risks associated with our use of it—and the steps we can take to reduce those risks. Understanding what information you are sharing every time you download an application to your phone, or give access to location data, or use the same login and password for all websites. These are all very common behaviors that can have an impact on consumers leading to unintended consequences. Understanding that most cyber breaches occur by inadvertently letting somebody into your system through emails, attachments, and hyperlink clicks, as opposed to being “hacked” from the outside can be very eye opening. Cybersecurity and fraud education and awareness is a rapidly growing industry sector that can provide a wealth of information and tools to better prepare companies and their employees for these types of threats and encounters. What are some challenges facing the legal industry in 2020? What can be done to address them?The costs and time involved investing in technology and continuing to evolve and improve processes. Trying to become more operationally efficient without giving up your identity. For some, it’s trying to remain competitive, for others it’s creating separation from the competition. It is an interesting time right now, one day the economy is on the verge of a recession, the next day things have never been better. Being ready for whatever situation presents itself is the most difficult, but most rewarding part of our job.What are some legal trends within housing that you are keeping an eye on in 2020?The entire industry will be paying particular attention to the Supreme Court’s CFPB leadership constitutionality case. I think it will also be interesting to see how the industry continues to operate and settle-in after last year’s holding in the Obduskey case as well. Being an election year, I’m fairly certain we will get to see a few housing issues start to take center stage and become a focal point of some campaign platforms. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Legal Challenges: Education is Key Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: How the Fed Can Address Mortgage-Backed Securities Next: Eviction Actions Halted Amid Coronavirus Emergency The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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FHFA Extends Forbearance Flexibilities

first_img Previous: DS5: COVID-19’s Impact on Foreclosure Volumes Next: Redlining Results in 52% Less Home Value for Homeowners The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that it is extending several loan origination flexibilities currently offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) designed to help borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, including the authority to purchase mortgages in forbearance, until at least July 31. Other flexibilities that have been extended include:Alternative appraisals on purchase and rate term refinance loansAlternative methods for verifying employment before loan closingExpanding the use of power of attorney and remote online notarizations to assist with loan closingsThe FHFA previously announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be able to buy loans in forbearance, with note dates on or before June 30, as long as they are delivered by August 31 and have missed just one mortgage payment.The agency also announced that foreclosure and eviction moratoriums backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were extended to June 30. Deadlines for that moratorium were set to expire on May 17.The FHA announced that it would halt all new foreclosure actions and suspend all foreclosure actions currently in process, excluding legally vacant or abandoned properties. Also, the Administration will cease all evictions of persons from FHA-insured Single Family properties, excluding actions to evict occupants of legally vacant or abandoned properties.Additionally, borrowers are eligible to refinance or buy a new home if they are current on their mortgage—or in forbearance but continued to make payments or reinstated their mortgage. They are also eligible to refinance or buy a new home three months after their forbearance ends and they have made three consecutive payments under their repayment plan, deferral option, loan modification.Also, in an effort to provide additional financing options to single-family mortgage lenders, Fannie Mae’s ability to purchase single-family mortgages in forbearance has been extended to include loans with note dates on or before June 30, 2020, provided the loans are delivered by August 31 and no more than one mortgage payment has been missed. The previous policy was set to expire on May 31. FHFA Extends Forbearance Flexibilities Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 11, 2020 1,644 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FHFA Forbearance 2020-06-11 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: FHFA Forbearance The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Extends Forbearance Flexibilities Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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“Judges Are Not Available,  If A Bench Is Available, We Will See”:CJI Ramana On Mentioning Of A Plea To Stop Construction Activities In Central Vista Because Of COVID Surge

first_imgTop Stories”Judges Are Not Available,  If A Bench Is Available, We Will See”:CJI Ramana On Mentioning Of A Plea To Stop Construction Activities In Central Vista Because Of COVID Surge Mehal Jain4 May 2021 10:51 PMShare This – xA plea for suspension of all kinds of construction activity in relation to the Central Vista Redevelopment Project in compliance of the orders issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority in wake of the covid 19 surge in the national capital was mentioned before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.It may be noted that the petition, by Anya Malhotra and Sohail Hashmi, was filed before the Delhi High Court yesterday. During the course of hearing before the division bench comprising Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh, while the bench showed it’s non inclination of issuing notice in the plea, the Bench listed the matter for further hearing on May 17. The petition was vehemently opposed by ASG Chetan Sharma appearing on behalf of the Centre whereas Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra appeared for the petitioner.Before the bench headed by CJI N. V. Ramana, Mr. Luthra on Thursday submitted, “We are not challenging the project. That is settled by Your Lordships’ judgment. We only pray that the back and forth shifting in buses of 150 labourers from Sarai Kale Khan to the construction site stop during the peak of the pandemic. It will wreak havoc on our crumbling health system””If you want to shift somebody, what is the problem? Shift!”, said the bench.”In terms of the DDMA order, all construction in the national capital has been stopped…”, began Mr. Luthra.”Please…please, Mr. Luthra. The High Court is seized of the matter. If we start allowing this, everybody will come to the SC”, said the CJI.When CJ Ramana suggested that the matter be mentioned before the Delhi High Court, Mr, Luthra said, “I did mention it. The ASG concurred with us and agreed to have the matter placed on May 10. But the bench said it needs time to study Your Lordships’ judgment and put the matter to May 17″”These are difficult times. Judges are not available. We have no manpower. I also had an infection…I am not able to read the papers…This is an extraordinary situation. I can’t force all judges to hear matters”, said the CJI.”I was also infected by COVID. Only last night I came out of quarantine”, said Mr. Luthra.”You circulate the papers, if a bench is available, we will see”, assured the CJIThe petition highlights that the construction of the aforesaid project has a “super spreading potential and threat” to the workers who are being exposed to the infection on a daily basis while working and that too without payment.Calling it “relentless, unmindful and reckless act” of the Union of India and Central Public Works Department, the plea states that such an act of carrying on the Project posing threat to the lives of the citizens of Delhi has “the potential of being a super spreader and is in clear breach and violation of the Orders passed by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.””The construction of the Project cannot be equated to an essential activity. There is no exigency whatsoever in the construction of the Project and there is no reason why the same cannot be suspended at a time when Delhi is facing an unprecedented health crisis. There is no rational basis to differentiate between workers engaged in the construction of the Project and workers engaged in any other construction work. It cannot be stated that the construction work being carried out as a part of the Project is any more essential than the construction of other public services.” The plea states further.The petition seeks the following prayers:-Issue a Writ/Order/Direction in the nature of mandamus and command Respondent No. 1 & 2 to forthwith halt / suspend all construction activity of the Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment Project awarded to Respondent No. 4 in compliance with Orders issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority during the subsistence of the peak phase of the pandemic.- Issue a Writ/Order/Direction in the nature of mandamus commanding and directing Respondent No. 3 to forthwith withdraw and rescind the Movement Pass dated 19.04.2021.- In the event that this Hon’ble Court is pleased to grant the relief prayed for in Prayer (i) above, issue directions toRespondent No. 1, 2 and 4 to ensure that all workers are paidtheir full wages, notwithstanding suspension work, and to payand release arrears of wages to the workers/laborers engagedin the Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment Project.A plea for suspension of all kinds of construction activity in relation to the Central Vista Redevelopment Project in compliance of the orders issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority in wake of the covid 19 surge in the national capital was mentioned before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.It may be noted that the petition, by Anya Malhotra and Sohail Hashmi, was filed before the Delhi High Court yesterday. During the course of hearing before the division bench comprising Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh, while the bench showed it’s non inclination of issuing notice in the plea, the Bench listed the matter for further hearing on May 17. The petition was vehemently opposed by ASG Chetan Sharma appearing on behalf of the Centre whereas Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra appeared for the petitioner.The Supreme Court in January this year upheld the Central Government’s plan for construction of the Central Vista project and the government’s proposal to construct a new Parliament in Lutyen’s Delhi.Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna pronounced the judgement, with Justices Khanwilkar and Maheshwari forming the majority, and with Justice Khanna pronouncing a separate judgement.The court had, on November 5, 2020, reserved judgment on these batch of petitions challenging the Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project, involving renovation and redevelopment of approximately 86 acres of land in the heart of Lutyens Delhi, marked by structures like the Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, North Block and South Block amongst others.TagsSupreme Court Central Vista Redevelopment Project Covid 19 Delhi Disaster Management Authority Chief Justice N. 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Concern in border counties as 923 new Covid Cases are confirmed in NI

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleFunding confirmed for three Donegal monumentsNext articleNews, Sport, Farm News and Obituaries on Thursday October 8th News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 923 new cases of the Covid 19 have been recorded in the North in the last 24 hours.There has been one additional death.It brings to 17,110 the total number of cases in Northern Ireland, while the death toll stands at 587.Minister Heather Humphreys says the situation in the north is concerning for those living close to the border…………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/hhumps4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – October 8, 2020 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Concern in border counties as 923 new Covid Cases are confirmed in NI Twitter Google+last_img read more

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On the move

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. On the moveOn 18 May 2004 in Personnel Today International law firm Ashurst has elected two new employment partners. Thepromotion of James Cox in London and Andreas Vogel in Frankfurt brings thenumber of partners appointed to Ashurst’s employment practice to three thisyear, with a total of seven across Europe. Zynap, the software provider, has announced that Chris Macklin has joinedthe company as chief operating officer. Macklin brings more than 25 years worthof international HR management experience in some of the world’s major globalcompanies. Accountants and business advisers Mazars has appointed Linda Moore as HRmanager for its northern region offices in Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.She has more than 20 years’ experience and was most recently an HR consultantto Bradford & Bingley. Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt has announced the appointmentof four new members to the Acas Council. They are Dave Prentis, generalsecretary of Unison, Sarah Veale, head of equality and employment rights at theTUC, Sarah Anderson, member of the Small Business Council, and John McMullen,national head of employment law at Pinsents. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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And The Rain Came Down: Phish’s Theatrical, Horn-Filled New Year’s Celebration

first_imgLoad remaining images For six of the last seven New Year’s Eves, the band Phish has chosen to ring in the new year at the world famous New York City venue, Madison Square Garden. With a history of such unique and thoughtful New Year’s performances at the Garden, each year end becomes a veritable guessing game of possibilities for the fans. The band’s creativity ultimately encourages this guessing game, and this year’s stunt was certainly one of their most creative. For 2016, Phish treated fans to a full theatrical production of their newest composition, “Petrichor.” It was, without a doubt, an awesome spectacle.Let’s start at the beginning, though. Before the rains came down, Phish had come into the 31st with three incredible performances behind them. The first three nights of the run simply smoked, with big jams, bust out tracks, and some fun and unexpected song mashups, like the “Kung” in “Twenty Years Later” or the “Party Time” in “Light”. Along with some really inspired moments, it was this playful nature that encouraged such memorable performances, as 2016 will go down as one of the best MSG runs in the band’s 33 year history. It’s certainly hopeful for 2017 to have 2016 end on such a high note.The fourth and final show certainly lived up to expectations, albeit in a different way. The first set was filled with some of Phish’s tried and true crowd pleasers, including the fourth consecutive a cappella opener in “Don’t Bogart That Joint” – a tune last played during the band’s Little Feat Halloween back in 2010. The fun early bust out gave way to another Halloween track, “Your Pet Cat” from the Haunted House in 2014. The song’s opening narration never fails to get fans excited, and the subsequent jam kept the house rocking at MSG.Watch “Don’t Bogart That Joint” and “Your Pet Cat” below, courtesy of LivePhish.The band then moved into a trio of rock n’ roll-type tunes, with Trey Anastasio wailing on the opening notes of “Kill Devil Falls.” Phish connected on a great jam session on “KDF”, before keeping up that early show swing with another upbeat number, “Back On The Train.” The band quickly locked into a thick funky groove on “BOTT,” which they promptly worked into a joyous “My Soul,” led by some energetic piano rolling from Page McConnell. He was all soul, all night long.After “My Soul,” Trey took a moment to tell a story about Phish’s earliest touring days, and the weird dreams that Mike Gordon used to have, where the band would be performing but something would be off – floating microphones, bass turning to butter, etc. Weird stuff. Trey said that he felt like he was in one of Mike’s weird dreams, because the stage on New Year’s was much longer than it had been the previous nights, throwing off his depth perception in relation to the crowd. With the extra stage space, Trey encouraged Page to come out from behind the pianos and sing “Lawn Boy”. He obliged, and brought Gordo along with him for a fun bass solo in the midst of the MSG mayhem.The band would ultimately come to reflect on said mayhem during the next song, “Divided Sky.” The great Phish instrumental piece was executed to perfection, complete with the momentary pause in the middle where Phish and the audience bask in each other’s presence. It’s become something of a New Year’s run tradition, and is always a welcome moment of celebration.They kept up the fun in set one with a great “Ya Mar,” letting loose on the island groove with another soulful performance from Leo himself. “Character Zero” came next; an unusual placement for a song that typically ends a set or a show. This “Zero” was more patient than any of its previous iterations in recent memory, as the band built up a steady peaking jam behind Jon Fishman‘s tight drumming. By the song’s end, the Garden was truly on its knees. The fans would be rocked once more, as Phish closed out the set with a tight “Walls Of The Cave.”After a short respite, Phish returned for their second of three sets, ultimately starting what would be an hour of non-stop musical exploration. The band wasted no time finding a groove, as they opened up the set with a loose and funky “2001.” The space odyssey was short and sweet, before Trey ripped the opening notes of a remarkable “Carini.” This would ultimately begin an improv-heavy segment of the show, as “Carini” transferred into a deep, dark jam driven by the band’s rhythm section. Page got in some funky work on the clavinet, while Mike powered the groove through his funky tones. Trey helped lead the jam into a new key signature, opening the door for the next song of the jam, “Twist.”Watch “2001” below, courtesy of LivePhish.“Twist” has been a reliable jam vehicle of Phish over the last few years, and came through potently amid a jamming second set. The song started in an ambient funk jive, before Trey let loose with his patented melodic exploration. The whole band linked up to that melodic place, only encouraging Trey even further. He led the peak of the “Twist” jam with some arpeggiated runs, capturing the crowd at the right moment before ultimately shifting into “Piper.” It was that moment that Fishman decided to introduce yet a new mashup, turning the “Piper” intro into an opportunity to sing the opening lines of the 2016 specialty, “Ass Handed.” We got our ass handed to us, that’s for sure. After playing the short song, Trey returned to the opening bars of “Piper,” which wound up as one of the stand-out jams of the night. The song started off with some rock n’ roll grooves before Trey hopped over to the Marimba Lumina to really get into it. Mike followed suit, putting down his bass and joining Page inside the keyboard box for some “two-on-two” jamming, as it were. The crowd cheered on the keys-and-drums jamming, a hallmark of Phish’s exploratory paths within 2016.After the “Piper” shenanigans, Fishman rocked the beat into a funk-fueled frenzy known as “Sand.” Though the rhythm kept the song going, it was Trey that was in the driver’s seat, as he locked in early and helped to deliver one of the show’s musical highlights. It was a hose jam, through and through, as the crowd hung on Trey’s every note for this “Sand.” The sweet groove led into another Phish favorite, “Slave To The Traffic Light,” as the band worked through the classic song with style. They closed the set with a powerful rendition of Big Boat tune “More,” entreating fans to sing along triumphantly with its optimistic lyrics. It was the perfect message for a stressful year in the world of music, as Trey confidently reminded that “there must be something more than this!”During the second set break, the crew assembled some additional risers on the stage, platforms that would ultimately hold four additional musicians for the remainder of the show. These four include the three horn players from Trey Anastasio’s band, trombonist Natalie Cressman, trumpetist Jennifer Hartswick and saxophonist James Casey, as well as percussionist Andres Forero. Forero met the members of Phish when they caught the Broadway production of Hamilton after last year’s MSG run, and he would ultimately contribute to a number of Big Boat tracks during the band’s recent studio session. The full horn section and percussionist served to enhance the festivity of the celebration, bringing the Big Boat songs and other choice selections to life with a fuller instrumentation.With the new musicians revealed to the fans, the third set began promptly with a rendition of the newest opus song, “Petrichor.” This would serve as the meat of Phish’s New Year’s stunt, as the band essentially choreographed a theatrical Broadway-style production of “Petrichor” for the performance. This included magical raindrops that poured down on the stage (it must have been silica balls or something of the sort, but it really looked like rain), as well as a troupe of masked stage dancers with a well-rehearsed routine. The dancers were dressed in “Singin’ In The Rain” style garb with fedoras, suits and umbrellas, though they were masked initially. One performer in the center took off his mask, and started juggling umbrellas in the midst of the rain-soaked proceedings. Eventually, floating umbrellas were lowered down from the top of the stage, and those began rhythmically bouncing up and down along with the routine. The theatrical “Petrichor” was only enhanced by the playing of the eight musicians on stage, who locked into a tight jam near the song’s end. While the band jammed, the dancers put up a “Back In Five Minutes” poster, though the raindrops never stopped flowing and the umbrellas never stopped dancing in the sky. Finally, as the band returned to the song’s composed finale, the dancers returned and took off their masks, with a celebratory dance that would ultimately usher in the final moments of 2016.Though the band was a couple minutes fast, Trey literally said “ah fuck it” and began the countdown anyway. Really, anything to get us out of 2016! They broke out into “Auld Lang Syne” as thousands upon thousands of balloons filled the venue, including a number of inflatable cats and dogs that rained out over the crowd. The Phish New Year’s balloons will never cease to amaze me, every single year. It’s just such a beautiful sight.You can see most of the “Petrichor”/”Auld Lang Syne” celebration in this video, uploaded by kembra allen on YouTube.The show was far from over, however, as the band broke out into the last song they played live with a horn section, “Suzy Greenberg” (from the Dick’s “LUSHINGTON” show back in 2014). During “Suzy”, the dancers remained on the stage but took off their Singin’ In The Rain overcoats f0r a more brightly colored costume to accompany the “Suzy” celebration. The stage was literally covered in balloons, mostly the dog ones, as stage hands began hilariously attempting to clear out Trey and Mike’s rigs during the ensuing celebration. Gordo got in a couple of karate kicks to some balloons throughout the triumphant affair.What followed was ultimately a Phish set with horns and a second drummer, as the band treated us to an array of Big Boat songs like “No Men In No Man’s Land,” “Breath and Burning” and “Tide Turns.” Fans may critique some of these choices as a slower end to a high-energy run of performances, but the energy and enthusiasm from the band was quite palpable. Trey, especially, served as a gratefully emotive beacon for the performance.Not content to just play songs from their new album, the band broke out into Mike Gordon’s song “555” with a composed horn and percussion section. The funky tune never strayed too far from its roots, but the horn lines added a new element of funk to the Gordo jam. They also added a new element in “Ocelot,” the subsequent selection from Phish. This was a jubilant moment of the show, as the band moved towards the end of the night was a bouncey upbeat tune. They would close out the third set with a TAB classic, “First Tube,” as Trey held his guitar firmly overhead to usher in the final notes of this great, great set.To close it all out, the full eight piece band returned once more with a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Loving Cup.” It was a chance for everyone to reflect on the majesty that they had just experienced through four nights and nine sets of music. “What a beautiful buzz,” indeed.Thank you for a great year of music, Phish, and thank you for remaining a beacon of light throughout such a tough year in the music community. Between this all-out New Year’s celebration, the David Bowie Halloween and more, it’s been an absolute honor and a pleasure watching you perform this year.Check out the full Phish.net setlist below, as well as further clips highlighting the New Year’s celebration. A full gallery from Jeremy Scott Photography appears below. Setlist: Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 12/31/16Set 1: Don’t Bogart That Joint, Your Pet Cat, Kill Devil Falls > Back on the Train > My Soul, Lawn Boy, Divided Sky, Ya Mar, Character Zero, Walls of the CaveSet 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Carini -> Twist > Piper -> Ass Handed > Piper > Sand[1] > Slave to the Traffic Light, MoreSet 3: Petrichor[2] > Auld Lang Syne[2] > Suzy Greenberg[2], No Men In No Man’s Land[2], Breath and Burning[2], Tide Turns[2], 555[2], Ocelot[2], First Tube[2]Encore: Loving Cup[2][1] Trey on Marimba Lumina. Mike on keys.[2] With horns and Andres Forero on percussionDon’t Bogart That Joint was last played on 10/31/2010 (238 shows). Twist contained Low Rider tease. Piper fetaured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike on keys. Horn section consisting of Natalie Cressman, James Casey, and Jen Hartswick and Andres Forero on percussion joined Phish for third set.last_img read more

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