Penny stocks: can the BMN share price climb higher?

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Bushveld Minerals. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. But its not the only cheap growth stock that caught my attention this week… Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 | More on: BMN Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.center_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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. Penny stocks: can the BMN share price climb higher? Image source: Getty Images. A mining stock for the futureThe company is engaged in vanadium mining – a precious metal that is a critical ingredient for large electrical batteries. BMN can be broken down into two segments. The first oversees the extraction of vanadium from the ground in South Africa, which hosts the world’s largest high-grade primary deposits of the metal.Once processed, its second division steps in. It focuses on manufacturing, developing, and promoting the role of vanadium flow batteries within the energy sector. As a result, this makes BMN a vertically integrated company with complete control over its own supply chain.The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the mining industry worldwide. With many sites being shut down and plenty of expenses to pay, the BMN share price crashed in March last year, falling by nearly 50% since the start of 2020. However, following its Q3 results in November, the stock began to recover rapidly.Why? Because its operations returned to nearly pre-pandemic levels, while overall production expanded significantly. Meanwhile, vanadium demand in China continues to rise, boosting the price of the metal. Overall, total vanadium sales for the first nine months increased by 74% compared to 2019. Needless to say, this sounds like a thriving business. But as always, there are some risks to consider.Penny stocks can be riskyDue to the limited number of vanadium flow battery manufacturers currently in business, BMN has some pricing power when selling its products. However, because manufacturing costs are still dependent on fluctuating vanadium prices, the extent of this power is questionable.Currently, the rising demand and limited supply of the metal are causing prices to increase. This is obviously fantastic news for the BMN share price. But with more vanadium mining companies expanding their production capabilities, the metal’s value may soon stabilise or even reverse if the market becomes saturated.Another risk to consider is the fact that the firm operates in South Africa. This means expenses are paid using South African rand rather than the British pound. As a result, the company is exposed to fluctuating foreign exchange rates that can significantly impact the bottom line.BMN share price: time to buy?Vanadium flow batteries make up an interesting technology that currently appears to be the best energy storage solution for renewable electrical infrastructures. The UK has even begun implementing them into the national grid as it seeks to revamp its energy sector by 2030.Yet despite this rising demand, the battery industry still has a relatively small number of active manufacturing businesses. To me, this makes the company look like an attractive opportunity to buy-in early. And with a P/E ratio of 10, the BMN share price looks undervalued to me, considering the growth potential that lies before it. Therefore it’s definitely a penny stock that I would consider adding to my portfolio today. 2020 was a challenging year for the Bushveld Minerals (LSE:BMN) share price. The disruptions from the pandemic caused it to plummet like many other penny stocks. But over the past 12 months, the BMN share price has nearly doubled, increasing from a low of 9.5p to 17.5p today.What caused this 80% increase? And should I be adding it to my portfolio? Let’s take a look.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… See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

Brad Thorn on Rugby League, the World Cup, and life’s percentages

June 18, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgWednesday Jan 19, 2011 Brad Thorn on Rugby League, the World Cup, and life’s percentages As he heads into what will no doubt be his final season of Test rugby, former League international and current All Black lock Brad Thorn reflects on a career that has taken many twists and turns along the way.So established in the New Zealand rugby set-up now, some of you may not realise that not only is Thorn a former League veteran, but he actually represented Australia againstNew Zealand in a few games, having got there while playing for Queensland in the NRL.His loyalties have been divided for a while now and after making a switch to Union in 2001, and a move to his homeland across the Tasman, Thorn made it into the All Blacks squad for the World Cup in 2003, before moving back to Brisbane in 2005 to again play League.Two years later he made his final switch, back to Union, and has been a force with the Crusaders, and later the All Blacks, ever since. In this video from the IRB’s Total Rugby show, Thorn talks about the League vs Union comparisons, says why he considers a Tri Nations tournament to be tougher than a World Cup, and talks about his future off the field.The powerful second rower has had a fascinating career filled with accolades, but there’s one trophy that still escapes him, so he’ll no doubt be aiming to make that right later this year in New Zealand. If you’re heading to the World Cup in New Zealand, check out our handy guide that features all sorts of information about ticket sales, what to do between games, and package information.ADVERTISEMENT Time: 04:59 Note: Thanks to Total Rugby for the feature Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

V4 house / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan

June 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgArchitects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/262599/v4-house-studio-mk27-marcio-kogan-renata-furlanetto Clipboard Photographs Year:  V4 house / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan CopyAbout this officeStudio MK27OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSao PauloBrazilPublished on August 14, 2012Cite: “V4 house / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan” 13 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2011 Houses CopyHouses•Sao Paulo, Brazil Area:  1291 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Nelson KonText description provided by the architects. With each new project contemporary architecture is forced to optimize spaces and use the maximum of each square meter of the site. V4 House is a rare anti-example. Its occupation of the land is very far from the maximum coefficient. Laws allow for much larger constructions. The solution adopted, however, dialogues with the dimension of the site, formulating an adequate relation between the scale of the construction and the site. Save this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalContrary to the surrounding houses, a garden neighborhood of São Paulo, V4 House is a ground floor and almost disappears when seen from the street. The living room, positioned at the front of the house, is under a delicate beam of exposed concrete. Two rows of door frames, on both sides of the living room, can be completely retracted, constituting total integration between the front garden, the living room and the back patio. The living room, in this case, shelters from rain and sun, like a large veranda. And, under the beam, in one of the extremities, there is an open kitchen. On the ceiling of this volume, a large deck is an empty space that functions as a solarium. This terrace makes almost the entire project like a garden. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe concrete beam appearing from the wooden box, houses the two rooms that face the patio. In the wooden box from where the concrete beam appears, are the two rooms that face the patio. The wooded shaded area enables to control the inner temperature and, simultaneously, offers privacy to the environments. The bathroom of the master bathroom faces a small garden, removed from the rest of the house. The program for the client’s needs and the dimensions of the site made it possible to do an unusual project: an urban ground-floor house. The house ends up, therefore, being very delicately inserted with the surroundingsSave this picture!PlantaProject gallerySee allShow lessSanto Domingo Savio Kindergarten / Plan:b arquitectosSelected ProjectsThe World’s Most Epic Material LibraryArticles Share V4 house / Studio MK27 – Marcio KoganSave this projectSaveV4 house / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/262599/v4-house-studio-mk27-marcio-kogan-renata-furlanetto Clipboard Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 32 Share Brazil “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

ASA Cheers Biodiesel, Estate Tax Victories in Fiscal Cliff Package

June 14, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgHome Energy ASA Cheers Biodiesel, Estate Tax Victories in Fiscal Cliff Package Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jan 2, 2013 Facebook Twitter With yesterday’s passage of legislation by the House and Senate to avoid the year-end “fiscal cliff”, the American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes provisions in the law that extend the biodiesel tax incentive and provide a permanent solution to the estate tax, two of ASA’s major priorities in 2012 and 2013. ASA President and Canton, Miss.-based farmer Danny Murphy noted the association’s enthusiasm for these tax provisions in the following statement:“The extension of the biodiesel tax incentive and the solution provided for the estate tax that Congress included in the fiscal cliff package are two resounding victories for soybean farmers, and ASA applauds the House and the Senate for including these two policies that provide some certainty for farmers going forward. These have been two of ASA’s foremost priorities in recent years, and soybean farmers stand to benefit significantly from the stability and certainty created by these provisions.“The estate tax, which would have reverted to levels unrealistic for family farm operations in the absence of congressional action, was permanently set through the legislation at a rate of 40 percent on estates valued at $5 million, or $10 million per couple, which is a much more viable framework for the land-based and capital-intensive nature of family farms like ours. This solution allows farmers to pass their operations from generation to generation without the undue burden of an unrealistic estate tax structure.“With regard to the biodiesel tax incentive, the extension of the dollar-per-gallon credit retroactive to 2012 and through 2013 is also a significant win for the burgeoning biodiesel industry, an important market for soybean growers. More than half of all biodiesel produced in the U.S. uses the oil from American-grown soybeans as a feedstock, which helps to grow our domestic fuel supply and creates soy meal as a byproduct, providing protein-rich animal feed for livestock, poultry and aquaculture.“ASA recognizes and appreciates the work put in by the House, the Senate and the Obama Administration in crafting this legislation to address many tax issues, including these two significant policy provisions for soybean farmers.”ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through voluntary farmer membership by farmers in 30 states where soybeans are grown.Source: ASA SHARE Previous articleSkillman Talks About Her Future and the Future of Indiana AgricultureNext articleFarm Bureau’s Stallman Sees the Good and Bad of Fiscal Cliff Package Andy Eubank SHARE ASA Cheers Biodiesel, Estate Tax Victories in Fiscal Cliff Packagelast_img read more

NMSA and HUD Work to Improve CWCOT Program

May 31, 2021 0 Comments

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese NMSA and HUD Work to Improve CWCOT Program Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post cwcot FHA HUD 2020-02-25 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: cwcot FHA HUD Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Court Clarifies ‘Single-Satisfaction Rule’ After Mortgage Lien Avoidance Next: A Look Back at Real Estate Performance February 25, 2020 2,099 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago On Tuesday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced changes to the Federal Housing Agency’s (FHA) Claims Without Conveyance of Title (CWCOT) program. Changes proposed by HUD include: Providing for a second appraisal once a property becomes vacantExpanding the number of states for marketing services and auction services into the judicial statesModifying the “haircut” structure in a manner more specific to the value of that propertyChanges to reimbursement for property preservation and eviction expenses“We think these changes will improve the take-up rate of the CWCOT program, which has already gone from 25% to 75%,” said Dror Oppenheimer, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD during an industry event on Tuesday. “We think this is going to expand way beyond the 75% and provide real benefit for servicers and the FHA. We look forward to hearing back from the industry.”Michael Drayne, acting EVP of Ginnie Mae, said during the event that the most important thing Ginne Mae can do to modernize our platform is to “break pool-level functions into loan-level functions.” “This is an enormous undertaking for us, it’s a long-term proposition. This will affect almost everything about the architecture of the programs we already have and will take a number of years to complete,” Drayne said. Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global (parent company of both DS News and the NMSA), said, “These proposed CWCOT changes represent a major victory for homeowners. Increased utilization of CWCOT where appropriate not only limits loss exposure and provides additional savings for the MMI Fund, it also benefits communities by preserving the condition and accelerating the sale of foreclosed properties. These changes will further encourage servicers to participate in the CWCOT program, help keep more people in their homes, and provide a substantial, systemic benefit for homeownership.”In 2018, Delgado penned an op-ed for DS News about why CWCOT is good for homeowners, and proposed several changes that could help improve the program for all stakeholders. You can read that piece by clicking here.“I was happy to see the positive changes to the CWCOT program that will help communities, servicers, and the FHA Fund,” said Wes Iseley, Senior Managing Director at Carrington Mortgage Holdings. “The National Mortgage Servicing Association provided feedback and data to support the changes.”FHA’s CWCOT program pays insurance benefits to a mortgagee after the sale of a property to a third-party after the foreclosure of the FHA-insured mortgage or through a second-chance sale. There is no conveyance of the property to HUD with CWCOT in exchange for payment of mortgage-insurance benefits. The program also expedities the disposition of foreclosed properties and reduces the amount of time a property sits vacant. “The impact on servicers, neighborhoods, and the economic strength of the FHA MMI fund can not be overstated. This was a massive undertaking by the FHA and required a near metaphysical change in their perceptions of patience and perseverance,” said Tim Rood, Head of Industry Relations at SitusAMC and the Chairman of The Collingwood Group, a SitusAMC company. “Our hope is that these critical changes to the CWCOT program will pave the way for additional policy changes in the servicing space to better align FHA policies with those of the GSEs.”Changes to the CWCOT program have been a top priority for industry organizations such as the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA). Over the past year, leadership from NMSA have met with officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development about the CWCOT program. In advance of this announcement, the NMSA sent a letter (linked here) to HUD requesting that it take the following steps:Re-value properties in the program; incorrect values on occupied properties hamper the effectiveness of CWCOTExpand the first-chance sales footprint nationwideUpdate the haircuts, which have not been adjusted in several yearsWith a membership comprising more than 90% of the mortgage servicing market, the NMSA is a nonpartisan organization driven by senior executive representation from the nation’s leading mortgage servicing organizations, formed for the purpose of effecting progress and change on the key challenges that face the mortgage servicing industry. By bringing together decision making executives from across the nation, the NMSA drives the conversation on shaping the American housing industry for the benefit of homeowners. The NMSA is supported by associate members Auction.com, DIMONT, and National General Lender Services.You can find more information about these newly proposed changes on FHA’s Single Family Housing “Drafting Table” website, as well as a link to the CWCOT Feedback Submission Form.     Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / NMSA and HUD Work to Improve CWCOT Program Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Subscribelast_img read more

Protestors kept at a distance as Taoiseach addresses B.I. Assembly at LYIT

May 27, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgNews Protestors kept at a distance as Taoiseach addresses B.I. Assembly at LYIT Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ WhatsApp Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleDerry Councillor loses party whip over subtitles commentNext articleStrong interest in new Strabane Business Park News Highland center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The Taoiseach is in Donegal this evening to address the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly at  Letterkenny Institute of Technology.This year the theme is ‘Energy across Borders – Delivering the Economic Opportunities’.Enda Kenny is delivering today’s keynote address.Over a hundred protestors gathered outside LYIT this afternoon, but they’ve been kept on the road by a large number of gardai.Commenting on the meeting and the Taoiseach’s visit, Letterkenny Chamber president John Watson said “this high level meeting brings an international focus to Letterkenny and the North West. We welcome the fact that Letterkenny and LYIT was selected as the location this time round. Ministers from across the islands will be in Letterkenny for two days and will experience what Donegal has to offer. The focus on green technology is also significant given LYIT’s expertise in this area.We believe a focus such as this will enhance Letterkenny’s profile and we hope that any protest planned will not be allowed to detract from the real business of the meeting.” By News Highland – March 4, 2013 Twitter WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

‘Freedom Of Speech Mauled Through Twisting & Turning The Law’: Justice Madan Lokur Deprecates State Action In Cases Of Hathras, Kafeel Khan, Prashant Bhushan, Etc.

May 26, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgTop Stories’Freedom Of Speech Mauled Through Twisting & Turning The Law’: Justice Madan Lokur Deprecates State Action In Cases Of Hathras, Kafeel Khan, Prashant Bhushan, Etc. Akshita Saxena12 Oct 2020 8:57 PMShare This – x”Our freedom of speech is being eroded and mauled through twisting and turning the law if not abusing it altogether,” Justice Madan B. Lokur remarked on Monday. The former Supreme Court Judge was speaking at the the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture 2020 at a webinar organised by The Media Foundation, and hosted by the India International Centre. Speaking on the theme, “Preserving…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?Login”Our freedom of speech is being eroded and mauled through twisting and turning the law if not abusing it altogether,” Justice Madan B. Lokur remarked on Monday. The former Supreme Court Judge was speaking at the the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture 2020 at a webinar organised by The Media Foundation, and hosted by the India International Centre. Speaking on the theme, “Preserving and Protecting our Fundamental Rights—Freedom of Speech, Expression and the Right to Protest,” Justice Lokur emphasized that law needs to be interpreted ‘objectively’ but regretted that ‘subjective satisfaction’ has taken over the law and as a consequence dissent has become an issue to the extent that “bona fide speech sometimes becomes a security threat.” During his speech, Justice Lokur made crucial remarks with respect to Police action and misuse of law, in the Hathras case, Prashant Bhushan contempt case, Kafeel Khan case, etc. “This evening I would like to address a gradual erosion of one of our most precious fundamental rights – the inalienable right to freedom of speech and expression, an erosion that is leading to the gradual destruction of our human right to dissent and protest. This lethal cocktail is adversely impacting the liberty of all those who dare to speak up,” he remarked. He discussed the fundamental right of free speech and expression and the right to disagree in different compartments, viz.: (i) Free speech and sedition Justice Lokur stressed that the Supreme Court had laid down the sedition law clearly and cogently as early as 1962 in the case of Kedar Nath Singh v. State of Bihar, yet the authorities have found various ways of “weaponizing” the sedition laws. He referred to the case of Aseem Trivedi, a cartoonist who was arrested for sedition for depicting the national emblem and the Parliament building in a manner “unacceptable to the establishment”. Whereas Justice Lokur was of the opinion that the cartoon did not incite or have a tendency to incite violence, Trivedi was sent to jail for a while. Expressing his reservations thereof, Justice Lokur said: “Some cynics glibly suggest that if the speaker is not guilty, he or she will be acquitted of the charges framed, but the fact of the matter is that detention as an under-trial is a gut-wrenching experience for anyone and particularly for a person whose cries of innocence fall on deaf ears. Such a person looks to the judiciary for protecting his or her freedom of speech and liberty but gets overwhelmed by the painfully slow justice delivery system.” He further referred to the criminal contempt action against Advocate Prashant Bhushan, and juxtaposing it with the arrest of two Mumbai girls in 2012 for a Facebook post construed to be ‘anti-Thackrey’, remarked, “tweet at your own risk, a lesson that the Supreme Court sought to teach Prashant Bhushan quite recently.” (ii) Free speech and cooked up cases Justice Lokur further catalogued “new methods of silencing speech” which include attributing to a speaker something he or she never said and then to institute punitive proceedings against the person on the basis of this “cooked up” speech. Referring to the case of preventive detention of Dr. Kafeel Khan, Justice Lokur regretted that “almost every procedure known to law was violated” by the detaining authorities. Khan was arrested for an allegedly provocative speech made by him during anti-CAA protests in AMU. He was put under preventive detention, without trial, for more than six months before being set free. The High Court found that whereas Khan was accused of promoting hatred, his speech actually called for ‘national integrity’. Terming it to be a classic instance of cooking up a case against a person “with the intention of putting him behind bars for several months,” Justice Lokur said, Again, referring to the arrest of ‘Pinjra Tod’ member, Devangana Kalita on May 25, 2020 and the subsequent relief granted to her by the Delhi High Court, Justice Lokur was constrained to draw “a frightening inference” that any citizen can be arrested on the basis of a “fairly tale” and (s)he will have to go through a “long- drawn process” for being set free. (iii) Free speech and fake news Justice Lokur noted that the establishment prefers to act against the weak and defenceless with what was recently described as an iron hand rather than against the privileged who can get away by saying anything. For instance, he compared the case of a person in Punjab was charged with sedition on an “assumption” of spreading fake news that ventilators were not available for covid19 patients in a particular district; to the case of an elected cabinet minister who made a “bizarre claim” regarding measures for immunity from the deadly corona virus. (iv) Free speech and the Press Justice Lokur noted that the use, perhaps for the first time, of Section 144 of the CrPC to keep the media out of the Hathras gang-rape area, was nothing but an “egregious violation of the freedom of the Press through a bizarre abuse of law.” Similarly, according to Justice Lokur, the frequent internet shutdowns through “blanket orders under the guise of preventing breach of peace” were highly disproportionate response. Behind these new multiple innovations to stifle the media and free press, Justice Lokur suggested the possibility of an “unseen iron hand” at work, bent upon silencing dissent and criticism. Noting that “fundamental right to free speech is extremely important for any civilized democracy” Justice Lokur cautioned that the authorities were obliged to ensure that the laws are not twisted, misused or abused in such a manner that citizens get deprived of their liberties. He also deprecated registration of sedition cases against (i) leader of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, Shehla Rashid, for voicing her concerns over military mobilization in the valley; (ii) journalist Vinod Dua over a YouTube show; (iii) raising of slogans by Amulya Leona; and (iv) Shaheen school in Bidar in connection to a children’s play. He advised the establishment to understand that the people in a Democracy may have different points of view and “These must be respected – otherwise the fabric of our society might disintegrate…” Besides the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture, the Media Foundation also presented the 2019 Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist. This the year, the award was shared by Ms. Arfa Khanum Sherwani of The Wire and. Ms Rohini Mohan, a Bengaluru-based independent journalist. Ms. Rukmini S., an independent data-journalist from Chennai received an Honorable Mention. Read Full Text HereNext Storylast_img read more

Jasti Naga Bhushan Appointed As Additional Advocate General Of Andhra Pradesh

May 26, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgNews UpdatesJasti Naga Bhushan Appointed As Additional Advocate General Of Andhra Pradesh LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Dec 2020 12:29 AMShare This – xThe Andhra Pradesh Government on Wednesday appointed Jasti Naga Bhushan as the Additional Advocate-General of the State. Naga Bhushan is the son of former Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar.He will assist Advocate General S. Sriram in defending cases against the State Government. The development assumes significance in the backdrop of several legal proceedings pending against the…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 Andhra Pradesh Government on Wednesday appointed Jasti Naga Bhushan as the Additional Advocate-General of the State. Naga Bhushan is the son of former Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar.He will assist Advocate General S. Sriram in defending cases against the State Government. The development assumes significance in the backdrop of several legal proceedings pending against the Andhra Government, both at the High Court and before the Supreme Court, including cases pertaining to the Amravati Land Scam case. Recently, a division bench of the High Court decided to examine if there is a “constitutional breakdown” in the State. A notification issued by the Law Department of the State Government on December 9 states: “Under Article 162 of the Constitution of India, Government hereby appoint Sri JASTI NAGA BHUSHAN, Advocate as Additional Advocate-General for the State of Andhra Pradesh with effect from the date of assumption of charge of office. The conditions of service, fees and other allowances of the Additional Advocate General shall be in accordance with the orders issued in the G.Os first and second read above as amended from time to time.” Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe 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

Tenant fees ban will spark tenant referencing crisis, say landlords

May 7, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgHome » News » Tenant fees ban will spark tenant referencing crisis, say landlords previous nextRegulation & LawTenant fees ban will spark tenant referencing crisis, say landlordsNLA claims many letting agents are planning to stop providing references for former tenants to landlords and other agencies in a bid to cut costs.Nigel Lewis31st May 20192 Comments2,831 Views Many letting agents may stop providing tenant referencing for former renters after the fees ban goes live tomorrow in a bid to cut costs.The claim is made by the National Landlords Association (NLA), which says it has found that many agents are planning to cut down their workload to a ‘bare minimum’ in order to cut costs from next week onwards.“The smooth running of the housing market requires a little give-and-take, and unfortunately the reaction of some letting agents to the ban looks set to throw-up more barriers to moving from one tenancy to another,” says Richard Lambert, CEO of the NLA (left).Most letting agents have been happy to provide landlords and other letting agents with tenant referencing for former renters but the NLA claims many will no longer be willing to provide them.This will also mean landlords may be breaking the terms of their local selective licensing schemes, many of which require landlords to complete tenant referencing before tenants move in.Tenant referencing“While landlords who self-manage their portfolios will be covering many increases in cost, letting agents are looking at any way they can limit what they have to do on behalf of tenants, now that the costs cannot be directly recovered,” says Lambert.“Just like private landlords, letting agency businesses are being put under increasing pressure by government regulation.“However, they must realise that penalising outgoing tenants by refusing to provide references will ultimately cost them more than just the price of a reference as landlords opt to do without agents altogether.” NLA National Landlords Association tenant referencing May 31, 2019Nigel Lewis2 commentsJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 3rd June 2019 at 11:52 amAnd who can blame then? The government is trying to turn letting agencies into a charity.We used to do them for free whilst others charged, we used to do many things for free for tenants, but seeing as the government has decided that all letting agents are bad and tenants good, they can forget it. Our new criteria is now simple – no referencing, both fully employed, no pets, no bens, no hassle – simple. If tenants don’t like, blame themselves and the government.Log in to ReplyVivienne Nelson 31st May 2019 at 10:07 amThis is really interesting, but not surprising. As a referencing company, we have already taken steps to ensure that this possible reluctance in obtaining current/previous referencing reports from agents has been covered. Running an enhanced referencing programme for many of our clients, which includes reaching out to an applicant for a copy of their tenancy agreement and rental payment evidence (and evidence of the amount of deposit returned, if already vacated), this process will be rolled out to any case where a rental reference is refused. By obtaining and assessing these documents, we can build up a much clearer picture of how the tenancy is running and whether any late payments have been incurred. Sadly, it won’t give us a dilapidation check, but many current tenancy references are given on the understanding no check out inspection has been undertaken at that point. By obtaining these paper proofs, we can also check that the applicants previous address (as listed on their TA) has been disclosed and credit checked too. For more information about this service, just email [email protected] in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Russian-Indian Joint Venture BrahMos Extends Range of Supersonic Cruise Missile

May 4, 2021 0 Comments

first_img View post tag: range View post tag: Naval View post tag: extends View post tag: Cruise Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos has developed supersonic cruise missile which can be used in highlands, said the company’s president Sivathanu Pillai at the MAKS-2011 show, reports ITAR-TASS.According to Sivathanu Pillai, new missile is capable to fly following terrain. “Having passed the top of a mountain, the missile dives down at supersonic speed. We are the first who made such missile, and tests were quite effective”, pointed out Mr. Pillai.The tests were held in mountains and desert. Minimal flight altitude of the new supersonic missile is 10 meters which significantly complexifies its interception. Answering the question how many BrahMos missiles have been already commissioned into Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force, Sivathanu Pillai said: “Hundreds”.Based on Russian-designed missile Yakhont, supersonic missile BrahMos is capable to fly 2.5-2.8 times faster than the sound speed. Apart from high speed, the missile’s advantage is its versatility. For instance, BrahMos can be based at sea, submarine, air, and coastal platforms. First test launch of the missile was performed in 2001.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, August 18, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian-Indian Joint Venture BrahMos Extends Range of Supersonic Cruise Missile Equipment & technology August 18, 2011 View post tag: Joint View post tag: Russian-Indiancenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Supersonic View post tag: News by topic View post tag: BrahMos Russian-Indian Joint Venture BrahMos Extends Range of Supersonic Cruise Missile View post tag: Missile View post tag: venture Share this articlelast_img read more