NAB gains on borrowing rise

first_imgTuesday 8 February 2011 9:08 pm whatsapp NATIONAL Australia Bank (NAB), the nation’s top lender, picked up market share in home and business lending in the December quarter and said it expects business credit demand to pick up in late 2011.NAB reported an 18 per cent rise in first-quarter cash profit yesterday, just ahead of analysts’ forecasts, on lower bad debt charges and as its strategy of slashing fees and keeping rates lower than rivals helped it win new business in a subdued environment.Investors saw the result as positive for NAB and the bank sector, although uncertainty remains over the Australian government’s plans to curb the big banks’ clout and the regulator’s plans to implement the new Basel III capital buffer rules.“It does sound like NAB is gaining market share and growing a little better than the system,” said Craig Young, analyst at Tyndall Investment Management.NAB’s December quarter cash profit of A$1.3bn (£822m) was ahead of analyst forecasts for around A$1.23bn and put NAB on course for a record half-yearly profit.NAB’s market share in home loans grew by 31 basis points to 13.6 per cent, while its business banking market share grew by nearly one percentage point to 23.8 per cent in the quarter, outpacing a decline in business lending in the banking sector. NAB reported that its capital position remains strong with a Tier 1 ratio of 8.96 per cent. Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameElvenarIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero Wars NAB gains on borrowing rise Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Cocoa Processing Company ( Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgCocoa Processing Company ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Cocoa Processing Company reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Cocoa Processing Company company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Cocoa Processing Company ( in the past 12 months, as of 5th May 2021, is US$2.1K (GHS12.08K). An average of US$175 (GHS1.01K) per month.Cocoa Processing Company Interim Results for the Second Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileCocoa Processing Company processes raw cocoa beans and manufacturers a range of cocoa products for the Ghana market and for international export. Products produced at The Chocolate Factory in the semi-finished range include cocoa liquor, butter, natural/alkalized cake or powder. These semi-finished products are used as ingredients to produce chocolate and other cocoa-based food products. Products manufactured at The Confectionary Factory are sold under the Golden Tree brand name and include chocolate bars, chocolate-coated peanuts, drinking chocolate powder, chocolate spread and natural cocoa powder. Cocoa Processing Company is the only manufacturing company in the world which processes premium Ghana cocoa beans without blending. The company was founded in 1965 and its headquarters are in Tema, Ghana. Cocoa Processing Company is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How class oppression drives climate crises

first_imgThe violence displaced migrants face includes food insecurity, unemployment, homelessness, and lack of adequate health care, water, electricity, and sanitation, among other issues. During the COVID pandemic an estimated 40 million people in the United States – supposedly the richest country in the world — find themselves on the brink of homelessness and facing many of the exact same conditions migrants face globally. Military, police and climate emergenciesWhat the U.S. military does abroad, internal law enforcement like police do to people at home. They will forcibly displace people, whether through armed force or eviction notice, so that the ruling class can perhaps make another dollar.Also increasingly displacing those living at home and abroad are climate emergencies. Rising global temperatures from capitalist production on stolen land — particularly overproduction and over-reliance on fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas — have led to extreme weather. Wildfires and hurricanes are becoming more and more frequent in displacing the living. Native people successfully practiced stewardship of these lands for thousands of years with controlled burns and sustainable agriculture. Their forced displacement was also a driving if not the major factor in producing misery in order to profit the few.Land mismanagement and rising temperatures have led to drier forests and deserts primed for fire and dust storms as well as an increase in heat energy released via hurricanes. Excessive capitalist oil production pollutes and heats up not just the air – which has no borders – but also water and land. Fractured earth, ruined natural springs and aquafers, inland flooding, melting ice and rising sea levels are all “gifts” from colonial land mismanagement. The U.S. military is one of the world’s largest consumers of oil. This armed body is guilty of displacing the living by driving climate crisis in its consumption of fossil fuels – in addition to displacing the living through violent, antagonistic conflict.A recent report put out by Brown University’s Costs of War project conservatively estimates that U.S. wars since 9/11 have forcibly displaced at least 37 million people in and from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya, and Syria. This exceeds those displaced by every earlier war since 1900, with the exception of World War II. Other data suggest that the total displaced by U.S. post-9/11 wars could be closer to 48 million to 59 million people. Deaths from imperial intervention, in addition to direct combat, have been calculated to be as high as 3.1 million, with injured and traumatized folks extending into the tens of millions. (, Sept. 8)The greed and violence of a few is hurtling us all toward environmental collapse. More and more of us will find our situations resembling the struggle of migrants globally. There are millions, even billions of us whose collective survival depends on our ability to remake the world. What has been built by colonizers can be dismantled.Capitalists have been stewards of the planet by force only in recent history. Indigenous peoples were stewards of the land, living in harmony, for thousands of years before all of this destruction. And they know how to do it again. Abolish private property on stolen land! The earth is a collective space that can provide for everyone’s basic human needs. Given all that we are facing with the many crises of capitalism, there is much work to be done. As long as work is dictated by what makes bosses and the ruling class money, peoples needs won’t be met. And we will see more forced migration and misery.Engaging in explicitly anti-colonial projects is the way forward. And we can look to those who have successfully begun to do so, like Thomas Sankara. Thomas Sankara and agroecologyDr. Amber Murray explains, “The revolutionary transformation of the West African country Upper Volta to Burkina Faso (what is known as the August revolution of 1983) occurred during a previous neoliberal crisis, that of the 1980s African debt crisis. Sankara vehemently and publicly denounced odious debt and rallied African political leaders to do the same.“Sankara’s politics and political leadership challenged the idea that the global capitalist system cannot be undone. During four years as the president of Burkina Faso, he worked with the people to construct an emancipatory politics informed by human, social, ecological and planetary wellbeing.” (Pambuza News, May 5, 2016)One of the many successful projects spearhead by Sankara in Burkina Faso included the centering of food sovereignty through a system of agroecology. Agroecology encourages “power-dispersing and power creating” communal food cultivation that enhances “the dignity, knowledge and capacities of all involved” and the regeneration of the environment. (From the documentary “Sur les traces de Thomas Sankara,” 2013) Other successful projects included the planting of 10 million trees across the Sahel as a means of beginning to repair colonial suffocation that made the land more arid.Sankara met an untimely demise, due to his revolutionary ideas and ways to remake the world. His spirit and ideas live on in revolutionary struggle that dares to win a world beyond the confines of capitalist-induced death. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Climate emergencies and U.S. imperialism have quite a bit of overlap. Both are increasingly displacing the living at home and abroad on an almost unbelievable scale. These conditions are creating migrants and refugees who have to stay on the move to survive. To stave off climate annihilation induced by capitalist crisis, priority must be given to Indigenous land stewardship, food sovereignty for the masses, and abolishing debts.Climate change refugees, Bangladesh.Displaced people, and migrants in general, are falsely blamed for much of the world’s scarcity. But there are more than enough resources to go around to take care of everyone. Scarcity exists because a handful of people own, hoard and amass wealth at the expense of the people who created it. While this small ruling class is the source of much suffering, hundreds of years of individualistic social conditioning in capitalist society obscure the fact that more people are closer to poverty than they will ever be to becoming millionaires.last_img read more

Radio Shabelle editor targeted by information minister

first_img to go further RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Organisation February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts SomaliaAfrica SomaliaAfrica Help by sharing this information Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia July 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Shabelle editor targeted by information ministercenter_img Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the summons that Abdi Mohamed Ismail, a radio journalist also known as Abdi Uud, has received from information minister Abdullahi Ilmooge Hersi.The summons was issued following a news conference yesterday in which the minister threatened news media opposed to a proposed law for regulating the press, which the cabinet unveiled on 11 June. The minister accused the bill’s media critics of having foreign interests.The editor of Radio Shabelle, a station that is part of the Shabelle Media Network, Ismail said he would not respond to the summons to report to the information ministry because he feared arrest. His refusal could nonetheless result in his being arrested.He told Reporters Without Borders: “The language used by the information minister is the same as that used by members of the Al-Shabaab militia to justify attacking and intimidating the media in Somalia.”——–17.07.2013 – Confidentiality of sources would end under proposed new lawReporters Without Borders is very worried by the grave threat to media freedom and media pluralism posed by a bill that the Somali cabinet approved on 11 July and, if adopted by parliament, would replace the 2007 media law.Its provisions include giving the courts the power to order journalists to reveal their sources – a flagrant violation of freedom of information.“By approving this bill, the cabinet has betrayed its contempt for journalists and the basic principles of media freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In what is already one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the media, the self-censorship resulting from a lack of protection for sources would reduce reporters to near silence.Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge Somalia’s parliament to defend freedom of information by rejecting this draconian legislation without delay.”The proposed law would provide a legal basis for the strong pressure that the Somali authorities already apply to both local and foreign media on security grounds.One of the main sources of concern is the vague wording used in connection with media offences. The law would also undermine the independence of the National Media Council, which regulates the media.National Union of Somali Journalists secretary-general Omar Faruk Osman said: “If left unchanged and passed by the federal parliament, the draft law would seriously restrict media pluralism, curb the independence of the press and impose a chilling effect on the freedom of expression and public debate, all essential for democracy.”Its approval by the cabinet came just eight days after two journalists in the northwestern region of Somaliland – Hassan Hussein Abdullahi, the editor of the Hargeisa-based daily Hubaal, and Mohamed Ahmed Jama, the newspaper’s manager – were given jail sentences and heavy fines on libel charges. Violence continues to threaten the work of journalists. TV reporter Liban Abdullahi Farah was gunned down as he was returning to his home in the north-central city of Galkayo on 7 July. Photograph: Somali minister of information, Abdullahi Ilmooge Hersi (Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP) News News January 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Somalia News News March 2, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalistslast_img read more

Pasadena Congresswoman Praises Dismantling of Discriminatory NSEERS Registration System

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Today, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is removing regulations pertaining to the National Security Entry-Exit Registration Systems (NSEERS) program, starting tomorrow.The NSEERS program was created after the September 11th attacks as a way to track travelers to and from specific countries.The program was subsequently discontinued in 2011 by the Obama Administration who argued it unfairly targeted Muslim men without increasing security. Though the program was discontinued, the regulatory framework continued to exist in the Federal Registry, which would have allowed the Trump administration to resume the program. Now that NSEERS has been dismantled completely, reinstating it would require going through the Federal rulemaking process. Rep. Judy Chu, who has spoken out against a Muslim registry and called for the dismantling of NSEERS, released the following statement:“I am incredibly relieved that President Obama has taken this step to dismantle NSEERS and make a Muslim registry that much harder to implement. This is a program that was deemed so flawed that it was ultimately canceled for isolating the Muslim community while failing to make our country more secure. It should not remain on our books.“Tracking Muslims, as some supporters of Donald Trump have suggested, is contrary to our values and understandably strikes fear into many communities. Now that NSEERS has been dismantled, that fear can be assuaged slightly. However, we must continue to fight for civil rights and against xenophobic rhetoric at the highest levels of government. We have seen from our history of Japanese internment during World War II how fear can lead to a disgraceful denial of individuals freedoms for minority communities. I’m committed to fighting against the recreation of a program like NSEERS, or any Muslim registry, in the future.”Earlier this month, Rep. Chu led a letter with more than 50 other House Democrats to President Obama calling on him to dismantle NSEERS before the end of his administration. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Government Pasadena Congresswoman Praises Dismantling of Discriminatory NSEERS Registration System Published on Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 2:13 pm HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Burritos for Badges

first_img Pinterest Burritos for Badges MCSO, OPD, MPD, ECSO logos The 2018 Burritos for Badges has been scheduled from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm Saturday at three different Rosas locations. The Odessa Police Department will be at the Rosas located at Highway 191 and Faudree Road. The Ector County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Rosas located on West County Road. The Midland Police Department and Midland County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Rosas on Andrews Highway in Midland.Specialized units will be on display and photographs with local law enforcement officers will be available for small children.Raffle tickets will be sold for a 2018 Polaris Ranger 500 UTV (first prize, $9,000 value), a Sagebrush 21 Gun Safe (second prize, $2,900 value), and a Howa 308 Rifle 20 inch Barrel Camo with Scope & Bipod (third prize, $1,135 value).The raffle tickets are $20 per ticket or $100 for 6 tickets.There are a limited number of tickets and you do not need to be present to win. All of the money made from this event will benefit OPD, ECSO, MPD and MCSO. This is an excellent opportunity for the public to meet and show their support for local law enforcement officers. Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Odessa High remains in third with 9-4 win over Midland HighNext articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross UDPS police officer retires admin By admin – April 5, 2018 WhatsApp Local Newslast_img read more

Reviewing the State of Mortgage Servicing

first_img May 28, 2020 1,440 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Additional 2.1M Americans File For Unemployment Next: DS5: The Assistance Servicers Need Reviewing the State of Mortgage Servicing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Reviewing the State of Mortgage Servicing 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The entire world is feeling the brunt of the COVID-10 pandemic, and with many out of work, the mortgage and housing markets are no exception. In a recent webinar, Five Star Global President and CEO Ed Delgado delivered a “state of the industry” update on sales and home price trends, forbearances, and the REO market.Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Delgado noted that, due to recent record high unemployment levels, 12 years of job recovery had been “wiped out.” However, he added that things could have been even worse if not for the strong economy in place at the beginning of the crisis. Moving forward, Delgado explained that he is anticipating a “W-shaped” recovery, aka a “double-dip recession” with two downturns leading to final recovery.”It’s not going to be the brief blip on the screen,” Delgado said. “I don’t think we’re going to be out of this in six months. I think it will be closer to 12.” That anticipated slow recovery will extend to the mortgage servicing market as well, Delgado explained.According to Black Knight, 3.6 million homeowners were past due on their mortgage at the end of April, up by 1.6 million month-over-month. Approximately 4.5 million homeowners were in forbearance plans as of May 19, representing 19% of all mortgages.While some servicers may be receiving liquidity assistance due to the loss from forbearances, nonbanks are still facing shortfalls related to these plans. Ginnie Mae responded by approving a servicer liquidity facility, and the FHFA has approved the purchase of previously ineligible mortgages in forbearance by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The housing market is expected to be further complicated by the hurricane/wildfire season overlapping with COVID-19. Delgado questioned how the industry playbook for natural disaster response will be impacted by social distancing and the work-from-home environment.”We haven’t felt the full force of the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy, and the recovery will be protracted,” Delgado stated. Share Save COVID-19 Disaster Servicing 2020-05-28 Seth Welborn Tagged with: COVID-19 Disaster Servicing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

‘In The Name Of Pandemic, We Can’t Spoil Children’s Future’ : Bombay High Court Slams Decision To Cancel Maharashtra SSC Exams

first_imgTop Stories’In The Name Of Pandemic, We Can’t Spoil Children’s Future’ : Bombay High Court Slams Decision To Cancel Maharashtra SSC Exams Srishti Ojha20 May 2021 7:40 AMShare This – xImage: The HinduThe Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Maharashtra Government for its decision to cancel the Secondary School Certificate Examination for Class X. “In the name of pandemic, we can’t spoil career and future of our children. The Framers of education policy should know that in the state. This isn’t acceptable at all” Court orally said. A division bench of Justices SJ Khathawalla and SP Tavade was hearing a PIL challenging the State Government’s decision to cancel the SSC exams, which were scheduled for March 2021.Advertisement During the hearing, the Counsel for the State PP Kakade stated that there are 3 streams, SSC,CBSE and ICSE and there’s a need to fine equivalence while making admission. He added that they are waiting from State Council of Education, Research and Training(SCERT), Maharashtra which has an overall control on marking system, performance standards, etc. Once their suggestions are received, a formula for admissions will be made in a week.Advertisement The bench clarified that its question is as to when the examination will be held, if the state has cancelled the exam. “The suggestion about marking system etc is irrelevant in this. If you’re cancelling the examination, when will you hold the examination, that’s the question that we’ve been asking for the last two days.” Mr Kakade reiterated that they are waiting for SCERT’s suggestion as they need to have some alternative for these exams, to send these class 10th students to 11th standard, a formula is required for the same. Advertisement Advertisement The bench asked the State Counsel if they are thinking of promoting these students without exams. ” Then God save the education system in this country, your state” Justice Khathawalla remarked Mr Kakade informed the Court that they will have assessment of marks. “This is the main examination and the only main exam that’s held in their last one year of schooling.” the Bench remarkedAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement “If you’re waiting for suggestions from them (SCERT) whose suggestion is this? To promote them without exam? Are we making a mockery of our education system?” the Bench stated. In response to Counsel’s submissions that it’s due to the pandemic, the Bench asked how the exams for class 12th were being conducted. “If it is pandemic how are you holding exams for 12th in the same board? What are you talking? Pandemic pandemic! “Justice Khathawalla remarked.”In the name of pandemic, we can’t spoil career and future of our children. The Framers of education policy should know that in the state. This isn’t acceptable at all” he added “Earlier you passed some notification stating that upto 8th standard students can’t be failed, now you SSC exams are also not required. Pandemic! ” Justice Khathawalla said In response to the Bench’s questions as to who is giving these instructions and who is taking these decision of not having exams, Mr Kakade replied that it is a policy decision of the government. “You’re just destroying the system. Is there any state which has taken such decision of not to hold the SSC examination.” Bench asked The Bench was informed that the state of Tamil Nadu has taken a similar decision. “You have followed them or they followed you?” Bench asked. The Bench asked the State counsel as to why the same decision wasn’t taken for 12th standard, and if exams can be held for 14 lakh students in 12th standard what is the basis of this discrimination against the 10th standard students. Mr Kakade, stated that he needs to take instructions in this regards of difference between 10th and 12th standard students, from higher officers “Things are done as per the whims and fancies of so called policy makers” Justice Khathawalla remarked.The Court will take up the matter for final hearing next week. Submissions by The Petitioner: Advocate Uday Warunjikar appearing for the petitioner submitted that there’s a declaration that they will hold entrance for 11th, and if they can conduct that, why exam for 10th cannot be conducted. The Bench was however informed that the decision is yet to be taken. In response to the Court’s query as to why they should not set aside the decision, the State’s Counsel sought to file a detailed affidavit. Advocate Uday Warunjikar submitted that SSC board has 9 Regional Boards, and the situations at those boards being at Mumbai, Pune, etc are different. Therefor such decision for the entire state is an arbitrary exercise of power. The Bench however said that it is also is not possible to say that in some areas the SSC exam should be held and in some areas it should not be held. “The internal exams held in law colleges last year all students got 90-92%” Bench said. The petitioner counsel further said that, CBSE in its reply has stated that considering less availability of working days. syllabus has been reduced to 30%. He suggested that this approach can be adopted by Maharashtra and syllabus may be adjusted rather than cancelling the exams. The Petitioner Counsel also stated that UOI and HRD Ministry can do something under the Disaster Management Act, and there is a need for them to use their power. However, the Centre filed an affidavit saying they don’t have any jurisdiction stating that in constitutional framework, Education falls under the State list. “They have said that they can have some hold on CBSE but not others” Bench noted. The petitioner counsel further said that Supreme Court decided on the issue of what can be done if action is taken under the DMA, and it was said that they could take decision qua the disaster. Therefore, if Centre can explore the option of invoking the DMA vis-a-vis the exams. Submissions by CBSE and ICSE: Advocate Mihir Joshi appearing for CBSE submitted that the Board, apart from holding board exams of 10th, also has a scheme for internal assessment which is already part and parcel of the main exam. This was already conducted by the Schools before the main exam was cancelled. Also, the students are allowed to appear for exams if they are not happy with the internal assessment and the assessment formula. They will be allowed to give a compartment exam in July. The students and their parents have therefore been given an option to take that decision. The Bench however stated that in internal exams, students get 90-95% including students who previously had got 45%. Joshi added that in that case what CBSE has done is that internal marks are to he juxtaposed with performance of school over three years. “There has to be checks and balances otherwise everything goes haywire ” Bench said. Advocate Pratik Kothari for ICSE informed the Court that exams for 10th standard have been cancelled, and as an alternative, a group of experts in the field will be appointed to compile the data and come up with a formula, since 9th standard students have given their exams, data has been asked, and internal exams for 10th exam has been given by students. The Bench has asked the counsels appearing for petitioner, CBSE and ICSE to submit their submissions before the Court through a note, and they will note their submissions in the order. Submissions By The Intervenor: The Counsel appearing on behalf of the intervenor informed the Court that CBSE has already floated some guidelines as to how the assessment has to be done without holding exams as CBSE has cancelled examination for 10th board all over India, on basis of internal tests. “In CBSE is there a rule like in State of Maharashtra that students for 1-8 are passed and cannot be failed?” Bench asked. The intervening counsel said that there is no such rule. ” Then you’re comparing the incomparable. There(in CBSE) at least they are assessed till class 9th. Here(Maharashtra board) students are not assessed” the Bench said. “We care for future of our students, who are future of our country. They cannot be promoted year after year without exams. That’s all we’re saying.” The present plea has been filed by, Pune based activist Dhananjay Kulkarni, stating that since the State is thinking of conducting standard 12 HSC board examinations in June, SSC exams can also be conducted. He has sought a stay on the State’s May 12 decision against examinations in the interim. [Dhananjay Kulkarni vs Union of India and others] Tags#Bombay High Court Justice SJ Kathawalla Maharashtra State COVID19 Second Wave SSC Exam Results 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

Legendary talk show host Larry King dies at age 87

first_imgJordan Strauss/Getty ImagesBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Legendary talk show host Larry King, whose career took him from local to syndicated radio to global TV stardom, has died at age 87.A statement from King’s production company, Ora Media, posted on King’s official Twitter announced his death “with profound sadness,” saying King “passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.”  A spokesperson for King’s family also confirmed his death to ABC News.On January 2, King was hospitalized for COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a source close to the King family told ABC News then.King overcame several health challenges over the years, including a heart attack that led to bypass surgery and ultimately encouraged King to quit smoking. King also survived lung cancer and underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai in 2017, and was treated for prostate cancer in 1999.In 2019, King suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk on his left foot, and he was sometimes seen using a wheelchair afterward.” I never thought I’d be 86,” King told Page Six at the time. “My father died when he was 43, 44. I thought I would die too.”  “I have no complaints. Everything that’s happened to me, I’m grateful for,” he added. “Maybe that sounds cliché, but I’m really, really grateful.”The award-winning newsman, whose lengthy career earned him the nickname “The Iron Horse of Broadcasting,” was known for his gravelly baritone, signature suspenders and straightforward questions, a style honed over the course of tens of thousands of interviews on the radio and television.Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, the Brooklyn native wanted to be on the radio from a young age. After graduating high school, he got his first radio job in Florida in the 1950s. He got his first break on-air in Miami, where he became known by the moniker Larry King, which he ultimately made his legal name.In 1978, King began hosting the nationally-syndicated The Larry King Show on the Mutual Broadcasting System, which he hosted for 16 years before stepping down in 1994.  During that time, he also made the move to TV, and hosted the CNN program Larry King Live from 1985 to 2010. Oprah Winfrey notably endorsed Barack Obama on the show during the 2008 presidential campaign.In recent years, King hosted Larry King Now on Hulu, RT American and Ora TV, the latter a production company King co-founded with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in 2012. King was also hosting the show Politicking with Larry King on the channels until his death.King didn’t escape controversy over his decades-long career. Most recently, in 2019, he unknowingly filmed a Chinese propaganda infomercial in a fake interview with a Russian journalist, as reported by ProPublica. “I never should have done it, obviously,” King told the publication then.King was recognized with two Peabody Awards and one Emmy Award, among other honors. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1992.King has also authored several books, did voice work in TV shows and movies, including Shrek 2 and Bee Movie, and made cameos in TV shows and films, including Ghostbusters.In 1988, a year after he survived a heart attack, the newsman founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to help those with heart disease pay for their medical treatment. A lifelong Dodgers fan, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, King was often seen behind home plate at Dodgers Stadium.King was married eight times to seven women and had five children. In August, 2020, he revealed that two of his children had died within weeks of each other. Andy, 65, died of a heart attack on July 28, 2020, and Chaia, 51, passed away on August 20 shortly after a lung cancer diagnosis.King is survived by his sons, Larry, Chance and Cannon, as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Normal modes of an ice sheet

first_imgA linearized perturbation about the Vialov-Nye fixed-span solution for a steady-state ice sheet yields a Sturm-Liouville problem. The numerical eigenvalue problem is solved and the resulting normal modes are used to compute Green’s and influence functions for perturbations to the accumulation rate, the rate factor and for long-wavelength basal topography. The eigenvalue for the slowest mode is approximately the same as that predicted by the zero-dimensional theory. It is found that the sensitivity of the steady profile to accumulation is greatest in the central area of the ice sheet, while the sensitivity to rate factor is greatest near the margin. The antisymmetric perturbation provides information about the relaxation time for divide motion and spatial variation in the sensitivity of divide deviation from the ice-sheet centre to accumulation rate variations. The use of the method for model initialization is considered. Forcing deviations of 30% give relative errors in the perturbation of about 10%.last_img read more