NCERT book piracy Accused illegally made printing plates from online material

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday said that the interrogation of the accused in the NCERT textbook piracy case has revealed details on how he operated his illegal publishing syndicate, by procuring illegal printing plates of the books and using an offset printing unit to maximise his profit margin.According to police, the Crime Branch arrested the accused from his printing unit located in Gazipur village after conducting a coordinated raid with the vigilance officer and production officer of Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderNCERT. The police immediately started investigating in the case after they registered an FIR on March 13 based on the statement given by the aforementioned officials. Police said that during sustained interrogation of the accused, who they identified as one Abhishek Chaudhary (28), it was revealed that he learnt printing from his father’s press. Eventually, police said Chaudhary admitted to coming in contact with one Rahul Jain of Karawal Nagar who also ran an offset printing unit of his own. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsDuring Chaudhary’s confession, he said that he came to know about the huge profit margin in pirating NCERT books only after when Jain asked him to print some title pages of the national council’s textbooks. The accused subsequently set up his own publishing establishment and started printing NCERT textbooks which are being used to teach students of 6th to 12th Standards. Additional CP (Crime Branch) Rajiv Ranjan said that they recovered a total of more than 3,000 finished copies of 9th and 10th standard’s Hindi, English, and Mathematics textbooks; nearly 700 unfinished copies of 9th standard’s Hindi and History books; several printing plates and reel papers with NCERT watermark. Speaking to Millennium Post, DCP (Crime Branch) Rajesh Deo said that the accused made printing plates of the textbooks from material available online and bought NCERT watermarked reel papers from Chawri Bazar. When asked about whether the role of Rahul Jain is also being probed, DCP Deo added, “We cannot name any person as the investigation is ongoing. I can say that we are looking at all persons involved in this piracy racket.” A case against Chaudhary has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC and Copyright Act.last_img read more

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TSX boosted by eurozone news BlackBerry debut

The Toronto stock market was higher Tuesday amid data that indicated the eurozone economy is improving and a positive reception for BlackBerry’s new Z10 smartphone.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 43.8 points to 12,761.42 while the TSX Venture Exchange was ahead 1.94 points at 1,218.44.BlackBerry (TSX:BB)(NASDAQ:BBRY) shares were up 91 cents, or 6.07 per cent, to $15.90 on the TSX as the new touchscreen device went on sale in Canada. It went on sale in the U.K. last week but won’t be available in the U.S. until mid-March.Chief executive Thorsten Heins says that he’s disappointed by the delay but respects the rigorous testing done by U.S. phone carriers.There was also major acquisition activity in the tech sector as computer maker Dell agreed to be taken private by its founder and a group of investors that includes Microsoft in a deal worth US$24.4 billion. Shareholders are receiving $13.65 per share for their stock. Dell shares inched up eight cents to US$13.35.The Canadian dollar was unchanged at 100.14 cents US.U.S. indexes were also lifted by solid housing data. The Dow Jones industrials advanced 114.8 points to 13,994.88 as U.S. home prices jumped by the most in 6 1/2 years in December, helped along by a low supply of available homes and rising demand.CoreLogic, a real estate data provider, says home prices rose 8.3 per cent in December compared with a year earlier.The Nasdaq climbed 16.51 points to 3,147.67 and the S&P 500 index gained 12.12 points to 1,507.83.Markit, a financial information group, said its purchasing managers’ index for the eurozone economy rose to a 10-month high of 48.6 in January from 47.2 in December.Though the index remains below the 50 mark that would indicate expansion, the survey echoes other findings that the worst for the eurozone economy may be over even though it continues to face a number of headwinds, including the serious government debt problems of many of its members.Meanwhile, Italy’s general election at the end of this month looks like it may yield a split parliament, which would make it more difficult to push through much needed economic reforms. And the Spanish government is embroiled in a corruption scandal over alleged secret cash payments that has raised questions over the future of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.Worries about the eurozone helped send North American markets lower on Monday, prompting some investors to take profits from strong gains racked up in January.There was also a further indication of an improving Chinese economy. HSBC’s Chinese purchasing managers index was firmly in expansion territory last month, coming in at 54, up from 51.7 in December.In earnings news, telecom provider Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX:BA) says it had $70 million of net income or 31 cents a share in the fourth quarter, a $10-million decline from the same period of 2011 and well short of analyst estimates. Adjusted earnings came in at 37 cents, four cents less than expectations.The regional telecom company’s operating revenue was also down, slipping 0.8 per cent to $695 million from $701 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and its shares were up 52 cents to $26.07.Print and online publisher Yellow Media Ltd. is reporting adjusted net earnings of 70 cents per share in the fourth quarter. The $24-million adjusted profit, before impairment charges and a major gain on settlement of debt, was down from net earnings from continuing operations of $48.2 million or $1.53 in the same 2011 period. Its shares dipped four cents to $7.73.Toyota’s third-quarter profit jumped 23 per cent to 99.91 billion yen (US$1.09 billion), compared with the same period the previous year. Quarterly sales edged up nine per cent to 5.3 trillion yen ($58 billion). The world’s top automaker now expects fiscal year profit of 860 billion yen ($9.3 billion). It had initially expected a 780 billion yen ($8.5 billion) profit.Telecoms provided the TSX with lift as Telus Corp. (TSX:T) gained 54 cents to $67.41. Industrial stocks also helped take the TSX higher with Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) ahead $1.01 at $96.16.The energy sector was up 0.6 per cent with the March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 82 cents to US$96.99 a barrel. Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) climbed 37 cents to C$44.04.March copper was ahead a penny at US$3.78 a pound and the base metals sector added 0.6 per cent. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) ran up 27 cents to C$11.49.The gold sector rose 0.4 per cent while April bullion declined $1.70 to US$1,674.70 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) improved by 37 cents to C$32.68.In other corporate developments, Canadian discount retailer Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL) has entered into an eight-year agreement to help Central American chain Dollar City expand its network of stores and provide more products for sale. The Montreal-based company won’t take on operational responsibilities or make a capital commitment, but could eventually acquire a majority interest in the chain. Dollarama shares were ahead 12 cents to $60.25.WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA) gained 47 cents to $22.30 as the carrier reported a record monthly load factor for January as the number of passengers grew 6.4 per cent to 1.5 million. Its planes flew 80.9 per cent full in the first month of the year, up one percentage point from 79.9 per cent a year ago.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) will also report its monthly traffic numbers Tuesday, ahead of its quarterly results on Thursday.European bourses advanced following steep losses Monday with London’s FTSE up 0.75 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX ahead 0.46 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 up 1.31 per cent. read more

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TSX advances traders optimistic about lastminute US debt deal

The Toronto stock market turned slightly higher mid-morning Wednesday as traders hoped that Republicans and Democrats were set to announce a last-minute deal to avoid hitting the U.S. debt limit.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 16.08 points at 12,947.54, held back by weakness in the mining sectors.The Canadian dollar rose 0.17 of a cent to 96.51 cents US as the U.S. dollar weakened just hours before the debt limit is reached. At that point Washington will lose its ability to borrow and will be required to meet its obligations by relying on cash in hand and incoming tax receipts.U.S. indexes were sharply higher as traders also took in earnings from toymaker Mattel, Bank of America and PepsiCo that beat expectations.The Dow Jones industrials jumped 177.89 points to 15,345.9, the Nasdaq was ahead 40.62 points to 3,834.63 and the S&P 500 index was up 19.8 points to 1,717.86.Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were hoping to come to an agreement later Wednesday to raise the debt ceiling and end a partial government shutdown and, if possible, hold votes later in the day.Negotiations between the two Senate leaders resumed after House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner tried to write legislation that would satisfy GOP lawmakers, especially conservatives. He crafted two versions of the bill, but neither made it to a House vote because both faced certain defeat.Boehner’s inability to produce a bill that would pass in his own chamber likely means he will have to let the House vote on a Senate compromise, even if that means it passes with strong Democratic and weak GOP support.Threats of a downgrade to U.S. debt also provided added incentive to get a deal done.Ratings agency Fitch warned after the close Tuesday that it was reviewing the government’s AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, though no action was near. The firm, one of the three leading U.S. credit-ratings agencies, said that “the political brinkmanship and reduced financing flexibility could increase the risk of a U.S. default.”Commodities were generally off the worst lows of the session but the gold sector led decliners, down almost two per cent while December gold bullion in New York turned negative, losing $2.40 to US$1,270.80 an ounce. Goldcorp. (TSX:G) faded 53 cents to C$24.44.The base metals component eased almost one per cent as December copper on the Nymex dropped two cents to US$3.28 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) gave back 32 cents to C$18.54.Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) jumped 11 cents or 5.16 per cent to $2.24 in the wake of reports of strong exploration results at a platinum mine project in South Africa.The industrials sector was down 0.2 per cent after SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX:SNC) said it now expects consolidated net income in fiscal 2013 to be in the range of $10 million to $50 million, sharply lower than earlier guidance in the range of $220 million to $235 million. Among other things, the engineering company blamed a number of money-losing legacy contracts and a $75-million charge related to a restructuring of its European operations. Its stock fell $2.31 , or 5.23 per cent, to $41.82.The energy sector was ahead 0.36 per cent and the November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange erased early losses to trade up 52 cents at US$101.73 a barrel after closing Tuesday at its lowest level since early July. Niko Resources (TSX:NKO) climbed seven cents to C$3.30.It was a heavy earnings day in the U.S. PepsiCo posted earnings of US$1.91 billion, or $1.23 per share. That compared with $1.9 billion, or $1.21 per share, a year ago. Not including one-time items, the company said it earned $1.24 per share, seven cents better than analysts’ forecasts. Revenue rose two per cent to $16.91 billion, less than the $17.02 billion Wall Street expected. The company stood by its full-year earnings forecast and its shares gained $1.31 to US$81.91.Bank of America Corp. earned $2.5 billion, or 20 cents a share, in the July-September period, up from $340 million a year earlier and beating the 19 cents expected by financial analysts. Third-quarter revenue slipped to $22.2 billion from $22.5 billion, coming in close to the analysts’ forecast of $22 billion and its shares ticked up 22 cents to $14.46.Mattel’s third-quarter net income rose 16 per cent to $422.8 million, or $1.21 per share. That was up from $365.9 million, or $1.04 per share, in the prior-year period, buoyed by higher sales of American Girl and Monster High products and strength in all regions. Its performance beat Wall Street expectations and its shares ran ahead $1.61 to $43.16.European bourses were turned largely positive with London’s FTSE 100 index up 0.35 per cent while Frankfurt’s DAX was 0.55 per cent higher. The Paris CAC 40 was off 0.25 per cent. read more

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Moodys downgrades its ratings of 28 banks in Spain cites weakening of

by News Staff Posted Jun 25, 2012 8:50 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Moody’s downgrades its ratings of 28 banks in Spain, cites weakening of government’s credit Moody’s Investor Service is cutting its credit ratings on 28 Spanish banks, saying the weakening financial condition of Spain’s government is making it more difficult for that country to support its lenders.Moody’s also said the banks are vulnerable to losses from Spain’s busted real estate bubble.The announcement from Moody’s came on the same day that Spain’s government formally asked for help from its European neighbours in cleaning up its stricken banking sector. The request left many questions unanswered, including how much of a $125 billion loan package Spain would request.That uncertainty led to losses Monday in stock markets in the Europe and the U.S. Bond investors pushed Spain’s borrowing costs higher, a signs of lagging confidence in the country’s ability to support its banks.The downgrades are a measure of Moody’s view on the ability of the 28 banks to repay their debts. Moody’s said the downgrades stemmed from its lowering of Spain’s credit rating by three notches earlier this month.A downgrade usually means that banks will have to pay more for their debt. Investors demand higher interest for riskier debt, which is what the downgrades represent.Spain formally asked the European Union on Monday for rescue loans to help clean up its troubled banking industry. The Spanish economy, the fourth largest of the 17 countries that use the euro currency, is suffering from the aftershocks of a real estate bust that has devastated families as well as banks. Unemployment is nearly 25 per cent.The financial strength of Spain’s government hinges on that of the country’s banks, as both government and banks struggle for survival. Two-thirds of Spain’s government bonds are owned by Spanish banks, pension funds and insurance companies.Moody’s said in a statement that the agency was encouraged by the broad measures being introduced by Spain to support its banks.Moody’s move came four days after the rating agency downgraded some of the world’s biggest banks, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, reflecting concern over their exposure to the violent swings in global financial markets. Moody’s also cut the ratings on seven German and three Austrian banks this month.The series of downgrades weren’t a surprise. But they come at a time of great uncertainty in the global economy. Europe’s 17-nation currency union is under threat, the U.S. economy is slowing and the economies of India, Brazil and China are cooling.EU leaders are meeting Thursday and Friday in Brussels, Belgium, for another summit aimed at reining in Europe’s debt crisis. Debt-wracked Greece is looking to renegotiate some of the budget-cutting measures it has agreed to in exchange for continued support from international lenders. The summit comes just a week after Greece’s new coalition government was formed following months of political turmoil and two inconclusive elections.Spanish government officials haven’t said how much they will seek from the loan package offered by the EU June 9. Two international audits last week found that as much as $77 billion could be needed. Spain wants the loans to go directly to the banks so that the government wouldn’t be responsible for repayment. That idea has met with resistance, however.The size and interest rates of the loans likely will be discussed at the EU summit this week.The bank bailout has only made investors more nervous about Spain’s financial condition, amid unanswered questions about the country’s request. Investors are concerned that beyond a rescue for its troubled banking sector, Spain itself may ultimately need a full country bailout like Greece, Ireland and Portugal.Steep losses stung stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 138 points to close at 12,502.66, a loss of 1.1 per cent. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell even more, 1.6 per cent.Many analysts believe big banks, including those in the U.S., would be the first to feel the hit of a freeze-up in Europe’s financial system if Spain isn’t able to convince bond markets that it can rescue its hobbled banks.The uncertainty pushed borrowing costs higher for Spain’s government. Its stock market plunged 3.7 per cent.__AP Business Writer Seth Sutel contributed to this story. read more

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Donald Sterling Blasts Magic Johnson Says He Does Nothing

Donald Sterling’s attempt to rehabilitate his image during an exclusive CNN interview on Monday took a venomous turn when the disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner slammed basketball legend Magic Johnson, who was mentioned in Sterling’s recorded racist rant that led to his expulsion from the NBA.Sterling blamed Johnson for delaying his apology and questioned the former NBA star’s contributions to the Black community and status as a role model.“Here is a man who -I don’t know if I should say this–he acts so holy,” Sterling said. “I mean, he made love to every girl in every city and he has AIDS. And when he had those AIDS, I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him. I hoped he would be well.”Viewers were taken aback by Sterling’s comments during his opportunity to explain himself and gain support. Rather, he seemed to only add to the discord.“What has he done, can you tell me?” Sterling asked CNN interviewer Anderson Cooper. “Big Magic Johnson, what has he done? He’s got AIDS. Did he do any business? Did he help anybody in South LA.?”Cooper interjected: “Well, I think he has HIV.  He doesn’t actually have full-blown AIDS, but…”“Well, what kind of a guy goes to every city, he has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV and — is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about?  I think he should be ashamed of himself.  I think he should go into the background,” Sterling continued. “But what does he do for the Black people?  Doesn’t do anything.”Cooper was quick to point out that Johnson has opened a number of businesses and charitable organizations around Los Angeles.Sterling also accused Johnson of scheming to buy the Clippers by advising him to stay quiet as Sterling’s racist recordings made the rounds across the media. He said they spoke twice after TMZ released audio recordings of Sterling imploring his girlfriend to not post pictures on social media of herself with Black people and to not bring Black people to Clippers games.“He lulled me into waiting a week, do you know what I mean?  He says, ‘Don’t do anything.’” Sterling said. “‘Don’t do anything.  I know the girl.  Don’t do anything.  I will help you.’ I’m waiting and I’m waiting and I’m waiting.“I think he wanted me just to do nothing, so he could buy the team,” Sterling added.Sterling insisted that he doesn’t believe he’s hated in the NBA, and even accused Cooper of being more racist than he is. When Cooper questioned Sterling about basketball great Elgin Baylor’s claims that Sterling had a “plantation mentality” when he ran the Clippers, Sterling deflected.“I’m not a racist,” Sterling said. “I made a terrible, terrible mistake.  And I’m here with you today to apologize and to ask for forgiveness for all the people that I have hurt.  And I have hurt so many people, so many innocent people.”NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was not happy with Sterling’s latest comments. Silver issued a statement that read: “I just read a transcript of Donald Sterling’s interview with Anderson Cooper and while Magic Johnson doesn’t need me to, I feel compelled on behalf of the NBA family to apologize to him that he continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal attack. The NBA Board of Governors is continuing with its process to remove Mr. Sterling as expeditiously as possible.”Clippers coach Doc Rivers was equally miffed. “Obviously I know who Magic is,” Rivers said. “I’ll stand by Magic every day of the year because I’ve known him for a long time. Having said that, I don’t know what’s going on out there. I tried not to get involved in that part of it right now. Whatever it is, that doesn’t sound like much of an apology to me.”Johnson would not address Sterling, preferring to focus of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, which he is a minority owner, and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.Johnson will, however, be a guest on CNN Tuesday. read more

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Ohio State senior Nichelle Prince makes the Canadian Womens National Soccer Team

then-OSU junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) during a game against Butler on Nov. 14 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 2-1. Credit: Courtesy of OSUWhen the Ohio State women’s soccer team kicks off its season against in-state rival Kent State on Aug. 19 in Columbus, it will be without one of its top players, senior forward Nichelle Prince. But it’s for good reason.Prince will be busy representing her country in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, as the Ajax, Ontario, native has made the Canadian National Women’s Soccer team. The final 19-person Olympic roster was announced Monday.“It’s an exciting moment and something I’ve always dreamt of,” Prince said in a release from the university. “After a long eight months of preparation and hard work, it’s great to see it has paid off by being named to the team.”Prince has earned 16 caps for the Canadian national team, including four during the team’s Olympic qualifying in February. In Canada’s 3-1 victory over Costa Rica to clinch a trip to Rio, Prince assisted on the team’s final goal.In total, including appearances for Canada’s U-15, U-17 and U-20 teams, Prince has scored six goals and dished out four assists.Last season, Prince helped guide the Buckeyes to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. She tied for the team lead in goals and assists, with six and seven, respectively.Prince missed substantial time with a leg injury during her sophomore season, but she was named to both the Big Ten all-freshman team and the conference’s second team after her first season in Columbus.Canada enters the Olympic games as the reigning bronze medalists from the 2012 London games. It was the country’s first medal in a team sport since the 1936 Olympics.The Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament is scheduled to begin on Aug. 3. The bronze- and gold-medal matches are set for Aug. 19, which is OSU’s opener against Kent State.Canada is in Group F alongside Australia, Zimbabwe and Germany. As of FIFA’s Mar. 27 rankings, Canada is ranked No. 10 in the world. Both Australia and Germany are ranked ahead of Canada, leaving Prince and her teammates with an uphill battle to advance out of group play.“I look forward to representing my country and Ohio State in Rio,” Prince said.Prince joins Kyle Snyder and Dustin Tynes as active Buckeyes who will be in Brazil. Snyder will wrestle for Team USA at 97 kg, while Tynes will be swimming for the Bahamas.There could be more Buckeyes heading to Rio, as a total of 34 members from the men’s and women’s swimming teams qualifying for U.S. Olympic Trials, which are set to begin in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 26. It’s the fifth most out of any team.The Olympics in Rio, which are officially set to begin Aug. 5, have been marred in controversy in recent months. There are numerous concerns over safety for visitors, namely over the Zika virus, a disease spread through mosquitoes that is roiling the country. Brazil’s government is also grappling with its longest recession since the 1930s.Despite calls from more than 100 doctors and professors, as well as an article from the Harvard Public Health Review to suspend, or move, the Olympics over public-health concerns, the games are still set to take place. read more

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Not so Glorious Twelfth Grouse shoots cancelled across Britain after stocks hit

James Chapel spokesperson for William Powell Sporting Agency, which organises grouse shoots said: ”Although the season has not started yet it looks as though we are going to lose somewhere in the region of 50 per cent of the driven grouse days that we have organised for clients for the forthcoming season. Half of grouse shoots across England and Wales have cancelled their entire 2018 shooting programmes.Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association Debbie Collins a spokesperson for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) said: ”Soaring temperatures have impacted the growth of heather across Britain’s moors.”However the extreme heat also means that there will be fewer insects, which the grouse chicks also eat.”The growing number of parasites living in Scottish moorland is also thought to have contributed to the deaths of grouse chicks.Duncan Thomas, north director for BASC said: “The situation in Scotland may have been compounded by reported high numbers of tick that can actually kill grouse chicks.”The shortage of grouse is thought to be so serious that a reduction in shooting the game bird may last beyond this season.”There are no guarantees shooting will resume next year,” warned Mr Thomas. It is a highlight of the countryside calendar, but it will be a less Glorious 12th this year after many shoots were cancelled due to a shortage of grouse. The population has been badly affected by the harsh winter, followed by the hot summer and many of the moors in the north of England and the Scottish borders have had to abandon planned events in order to allow stocks to recover.Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association said: ”Half of grouse shoots across England and Wales have cancelled their entire 2018 shooting programmes with the remainder running a much reduced schedule.” August 12th marks the start of the grouse shooting season, although this year it falls on Monday 13th because it is illegal to shoot game birds on a Sunday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is not illegal in Scotland, but the custom is observed. The shortage of grouse this year is the worst in over a decade, according to experts.  “So, we’ve had extremely poor quality food up on the hills for the red grouse population particularly, which relies on that as a primary food source.” The plants were blasted during the winter and then roasted in the summer, which saw female birds in poor condition when they laid their eggs and then their chicks also struggled to find food.  Dr Adam Smith, Scotland director of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, told Sky News: “We’re just getting our grouse counts in, about three quarters of them are done and it’s a pretty consistently low picture.”We’re seeing only about 90 per cent of the adult birds that we saw in 2017 but, probably more importantly, we’re only seeing about two thirds of the young birds that we saw in 2017 so it’s a marked drop in production.”It’s the first time in a very long time that I’ve seen the combination of heather being freeze-dried, blasted almost, during the winter time and then baked dry during the summer. ”The most recent years which saw major shortages was probably 1993 across all moors and more recently around 2004.”He added:  ”If it was not for a couple of moors in the North Yorkshire Moors we would have over 80 per cent of our days cancelled.”Clients are being offered the chance to shoot partridges as an alternative in an attempt to salvage the season, Mr Chapel said. The impact of the extreme weather has been on the grouse’s main source of food – heather.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Investigation What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply

first_img Short URL Monday 30 Jan 2017, 2:40 PM Jan 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 25 Comments With the occupation of Apollo House came loud calls for Nama to step up and focus its attention on solving Ireland’s current (and growing) housing and homelessness crisis. In this first of a three-part special investigation, visits some of the most affected areas to examine if the so-called bad bank has been playing its part in providing social housing.THERE ARE ABOUT 90,000 households on the social housing waiting list nationally.As part of its Rebuilding Ireland initiative, the government aims to build 25,000 homes a year by 2020 and provide 47,000 new social housing units, at a cost of over €5 billion.Part of the plan includes using Nama-owned properties, usually unfinished apartment blocks and housing estates, to help provide more social housing.Nama, the National Asset Management Agency, has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing to date. Source: NamaAs of the end of 2016, this figure stood at 6,941. Of this, demand was confirmed by local authorities for over 2,740 properties and 2,378 of these have been delivered for use.The properties are taken on – purchased or leased on a long-term basis – by councils or approved housing bodies (AHBs), not-for-profit organisations, who make them livable. Some properties are almost ready to go, while others need more work.Properties are usually rejected because there isn’t enough of a demand for social housing where they’re located.Here, as part of its series on social housing, focuses on Galway city.Each local authority has been given targets in terms of social housing and provisional funding has been allocated.Housing Minister Simon Coveney recently told the Dáil Galway city and county councils have a target of 1,126 social housing units for the period out to 2017, supported by an allocation of €58.5 million to be invested in a combination of building, buying and leasing schemes.No social housing has been built in Galway since 2009. Construction on houses expected to be completed by 2018 recently started. There are about 2,700 households on the city council’s housing waiting list.As of the end of last month, 203 Nama-owned properties in Galway city had been identified as potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for 202. Some 196 units have been completed or contracted for use. Properties delivered to AHBs or local authorities as of the end of December 2016 Source: NamaIn a statement, a spokesperson for Nama told us: “Confirmation of demand and suitability of properties owned by Nama debtors is a matter for local authorities and is not something in which Nama has a role.“Nama plays no role in determining the suitability of these properties and all engagement with local authorities is handled by the housing agency, not by Nama.Once demand for a property has been confirmed by a local authority, Nama facilitates contact and negotiation between its debtor or receiver and the local authority or approved housing body to acquire the property. Contractual arrangements can take the form of a lease or purchase.“In general, purchases are completed by AHBs and the properties acquired are then made available to local authorities under a payment and availability agreement.”The spokesperson added that Nama has “made clear to the housing agencies and local authorities that any property handed over … would be fully remediated to the highest living standards and fully in compliance with all construction and buildings standards and in compliance with the conditions of planning and local authority regulations”.To date, Nama has spent over €100 million on remediating homes for which local authorities or housing bodies have confirmed demand.Personal stories: ‘It’s soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it’At the time of publication, Galway City Council had not responded to requests for comment. As of November, the council was spending over €25,000 a month on providing emergency accommodation.Last week, Coveney said: “The government has set out ambitious targets for the delivery of social housing supports over the lifetime of Rebuilding Ireland. Last year, over 18,300 social housing supports were provided across a range of delivery programmes.“Within this, preliminary data show that around 5,280 new social houses were either purchased, leased, remediated or built by local authorities and approved housing bodies across the country using a range of funding mechanisms and delivery programmes.”Cúirt Róisín Throughout the country, AHBs work with local authorities to provide social housing.Clúid is the largest housing association in Ireland, providing almost 6,000 homes. It’s one of a number of AHBs working in Galway.The organisation has provided 357 houses or apartments to people in Galway to date. A further 140 are planned to be delivered within the next two recently visited Cúirt Róisín, a former Nama-owned apartment block in Galway city that is now home to 15 families and individuals.Read: ‘I have never seen anything like this’: Homelessness in Galway hits crisis pointSome of these people had been on the social housing list for 13 years, the average wait time was eight years. Four people were on notice to quits (meaning they had to move out of their previous home), and a similar number had been dealing with homelessness services in the city.Clúid links up with the council and homelessness organisations to ensure people who require extra help to get back on their feet receive the support they need. John and Kathleen Source: Órla RyanCúirt Róisín consists of two and one-bedroom apartments. Kathleen Aspell Mortimer, the property’s housing officer, says the latter are difficult to come by in the city, making this complex particularly suitable for individuals, single parents or small families.Many of the residents had been living within a five-mile radius so their families are nearby and their children didn’t have to move schools. Some people’s previous apartments were flooded during the bad storms in winter 2015.“It is much more than an apartment, it’s a home … It’s about what’s there after they move in – what kind of supports are available, what kind of neighbours are beside you.“We make sure that it’s people who are suitable to the whole situation, to the area – people that are local, that have their family connections here, school connections. The support services that enable them to live,” Kathleen says. Source: Órla RyanJohn O’Sullivan, Clúid’s head of housing management, tells us: “Usually when we have a new scheme or we have empty units that come up, we ask the local authority for a list of nominations.It’s obviously not any building or any estate or apartment block that would suit necessarily what we’re looking for. I suppose Clúid’s aim is to create sustainable and vibrant communities. That only really happens when it’s part of the community and it’s not at arm’s length from social networks and families and so on.The Cúirt Róisín scheme is funded using a government loan to leverage a larger bank loan from the Housing Finance Agency. Clúid will repay these loans using the rent paid by tenants, which is based on each individual’s’ income, and a payment from the Department of the Environment.Overall, it cost Clúid €1.3 million to buy and refurbish Cúirt Róisin (it was about 70% complete) and its adjacent car park.Kathleen says it took around 18 months from Clúid first becoming involved with the property to getting residents in the door. People moved in in July and August 2016. Source: Órla RyanClúid wants its social housing to be indistinguishable from other housing nearby, believing this helps counteract some of the challenges and misconceptions that arise around social housing.Kathleen explains: “I think it’s important to the tenants – you know, that they’re not stigmatised.Anyone who’s on the social housing list, they never started off their lives thinking they’d end up in social housing so, the fact that they did, they don’t want to be stigmatised over that.“It’s important for us as well, from our point of view, that our housing is fitting in with everywhere else.”John adds: “It’s good for the wider community that there’s decent quality housing. It’s good for the people who live here. High quality housing, affordable, manageable – it’s important that people treat the place really well when they’re given a really good product.“For us that reinforces the sustainability of the long-term goal of creating communities instead of transient housing.”Both agree with Rebuilding Ireland’s approach of creating mixed developments of social and private housing.John states: “It’s something that works well. I think this is a really good example of somewhere where we’ve worked well with Nama to bring something that was empty for seven or eight years back to the market in a way that’s sustainable.”In terms of tackling the lack of social housing in a broader sense, he adds: “It’s a big task and one that will take time, but ultimately I suppose, between the social housing sector, the AHBs like ourselves and voluntary associations across the board … We’re all working together to try to resolve it.“There is momentum, there is forward progress. You can see, when schemes like this are happening, that work is being done and it’s good to see it coming around.”More features on social housing will be published on during the week.Read: Over 80% of rents are above limits set for those on state housing benefitsRead: Remember the developers who ‘exited Nama’? Most paid less than half their debtsRead: Thousands taken off social housing list for not replying to questionnaire 15,660 Views Share172 Tweet Email2 By Órla Ryan Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply? The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgThe competitions is looking for approval for the regular season match between Barcelona and Girona in MiamiThe La Liga competition has filed a lawsuit on Thursday, accusing the Spanish Football Federation of unfair competition.The legal action comes more than a month before the January game between Barcelona and Girona to take place in Miami.This will be the first regular season match outside Spain in the history of La Liga.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“The league confirmed it brought the matter to court but did not provide further details about the legal action. It said it is expecting a decision in the coming days,” wrote the Associated Press in an article published in Sports Illustrated.According to some sources, the Spanish FA is practicing unfair competition with La Liga, by blocking the competition’s desire to take one official game to the United States.Meanwhile, the Spanish Supercup was played in Morocco and it’s organized by the FA.last_img read more

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4th of July pet safety with Helen Woodward Animal Center

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Many family pets will run away from home this holiday weekend because of noise and confusion.Fireworks Safety:Do not bring your pets along to the fireworks displays. Most dogs do not do well with the combination of crowds, noise, and bright lights. It is best to leave your pets indoors during the fireworks shows because many pets will panic and try to escape the yard. It is important to make sure that your pets have access to their favorite safe space or find a quiet, comfortable, enclosed room where your pets can stay calm. If you are going to a fireworks display and leaving your pets at home alone, leave the radio or television on so there is some background noise. Also, it’s a good idea to have your pets microchipped. Many of the pets that run away during the fireworks will escape by slipping out of their collars or getting out of the yard. A microchip will assure that your pet is returned if it ends up at a shelter or clinic.Other Summer Safety tips:The warm weather we have been experiencing recently is also felt by our pets. Make sure they have consistent access to fresh drinking water as well as shade. Do not exercise your pet during the hottest parts of the day. Also be wary of hot asphalt and sidewalks which can burn paw pads. For pets who like to spend time outdoors remember they can also get sunburnt on exposed areas such as their belly or white patches of fur. Since most pets will just lick off sunscreen consider covering those areas with a puppy t shirt or something similar. It’s also a good idea to keep pets away from hot barbeques and grills to avoid accidents as well as not feeding off the table as we picnic during this holiday weekend Posted: July 3, 2019 4th of July pet safety with Helen Woodward Animal Center KUSI Newsroom July 3, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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first_imgSister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest made a rare appearance together in Barcelona, meeting for the first time since September 2013 in Venice. In honour of this unique event, a number of perfect pairing activities took place for guests on board, as well as social contests for those tuning in from afar.Favoured by travellers looking for rich cultural immersions and new experiences, Azamara is known for its signature Destination Immersion programming, which provides unique voyages and curated shore excursions. The up-market cruise line rarely repeats an itinerary, which made this meeting of its two ships distinctive, as Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey are seldom found in the same region of the world, let alone the same port.“Our Destination Immersion promise means that our boutique hotels at sea often are oceans apart as they chart our exceptional, unique itineraries,” said Larry Pimentel, president & CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “The reuniting of Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest after almost four years is a significant reminder that, while we deliver unmatched experiences on land across the globe, we always collectively come together to up the ante with new and exciting offerings for our guests.”The unique meeting was celebrated on board with a number of guest experiences and offers. A Chef’s Table raffle took place, awarding at random a lucky stateroom winner on each ship a dinner for two. In the spirit of honouring pairs, the corresponding stateroom on the sister ship was also declared a winner.As the ships sailed together out of the Barcelona port, the momentous occasion was marked with a sail-away party on the pool decks of both the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. Azamara Journey’s cruise director Eric DeGray led a fleet wide toast as guests on board both ships simultaneously cheered in celebration, followed by a night of dancing under the stars.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Turkish Cypriot side has become unrecognisable in recent days, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said on Thursday, “not wanting to talk, and wasting time”.“They don’t even talk,” Kasoulides told the state broadcaster. “They have become unrecognisable in recent days.”The foreign minister suggested Turkey employed this tactic in a bid to avoid discussion of the issue of security post-solution and the possibility of scrapping the system of guarantees.“It avoided doing so in Geneva in January and then it raised the four freedoms issue,” Kasoulides said.All this when it was the Turkish side pressing for a conference last December, warning that the end of the year was the deadline for the talks.Kasoulides suggested the Turkish side was trying to have as many open issues as possible brought to the table of a future conference and through give-and-take, reduce its obligations as regards security.“Or they do not want anything to progress and they want the effort to collapse without opening the aspect of security.”The foreign minister said no progress had been achieved since January when the two leaders decided to work intensively throughout this past month to close all open issues.“They want to waste more time. Its blatantly obvious,” the minister said, adding that the spat over the enosis commemoration was just another pretext not to talk.How could things improve when Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, after 22 months of talks, was disputing President Nicos Anastasiades’ objectives in relation with the island’s reunification.Akinci pulled out of a scheduled meeting on Thursday over a parliamentary decision last Friday week to commemorate the January 1950 Enosis referendum in public schools.Anastasiades conceded the decision was a mistake but the Turkish Cypriot reaction had been exaggerated. Disy, which was heavily criticised for abstaining that day, has submitted a proposal to rectify the issue.No date for a new meeting has been set and Akinci is flying to Pakistan next week to attend an economic summit that will also be attended by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. He plans to return on March 3.Akel leader Andros Kyprianou urged the two leaders to avoid comments to allow for things to calm down.“Independent of the share of responsibility each one has for the way things turned out, both must try to overcome this situation and restart the negotiations,” he said.Kyprianou said the country’s interest was not served by the interruption and they were obliged to exhaust all options, as slim as they may be, to lead things towards a solution.“Otherwise the consequences for our country will be damaging.”The Akel leader, who has been on Anastasiades’ side throughout the process, did not think the Greek Cypriot side and the president himself “have no responsibility whatsoever as to how things turned out.”However, he said, the Enosis issue alone was not an adequate excuse for Akinci’s stance.“Certainly, there are deeper causes. Deeper causes do not exist only in the Turkish Cypriot side, they are also among Greek Cypriots,” he said. “It is no secret that some wanted the negotiations interrupted at all cost and all their actions aimed towards that direction.”You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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