Growing euro crisis raises the stakes

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First a few little-known mortgage lenders, then Bear Stearns (Greece) in early 2008, then Freddie and Fannie (Ireland) – and then, eventually Lehman Brothers (Italy or Spain?) and the whole pack of cards came crashing downs. What at each stage seemed imminently containable soon enough turned into a financial and economic disaster.Fortunately, we are not there yet. UK banks have substantial exposure to Irish assets. Nevertheless, so far investors have been relaxed about the UK, partly because there is a big difference between exposure and a loss. Britain is unlikely to be dragged down in any substantial way by Ireland, Portugal or Greece. Worryingly, it is tough to work out what is really happening in Spain or Italy. If those countries were to hit the rocks, an EU-wide double-dip recession and generalised calamity would be inevitable.With Democratic-controlled California also teetering on the brink, and the Republicans in Congress in no mood for clemency, the spectre of sovereign defaults will be the greatest risk facing the world economy in 2011, above even the risk of China’s credit bubble going pop.So far, the gilts markets have stood up well, largely because investors are convinced that the coalition won’t be turning on its plan to balance the budget. As analyst Michael Saunders of Citigroup points out, central government revenues are up 9.2 per cent year on year in the fiscal year to date, well above the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) forecast for the full year (6.7 per cent). Revenues have been fuelled by higher-than-expected nominal GDP growth (5-6 per cent year on year compared with the OBR’s forecast of 4.4 per cent growth for the whole year, in part because inflation is overshooting), the first VAT hike (back to 17.5 per cent, boosting revenues by about 2 per cent). Corporation tax receipts are up 28 per cent year on year in April-October.The problem for the British government is that austerity is not fully being implemented, contrary to the rhetoric. Total central government current spending and net public investment rose 5.9 per cent year on year in April-October where the OBR projects a 4.2 per cent gain over the full year. Part of this overshoot reflects higher interest payments, including indexation on index-linked gilts. But public investment also has fallen less than expected so far, dropping 5 per cent in April-October whereas the OBR projects 21 per cent drop over the full fiscal year.There is one more piece of good news, courtesy of Citigroup. Since May 2006, the monthly deficit has been revised down 41 times from the initial data, with only 12 upward revisions. For the last 12 figures, the deficit has been revised down 10 times and only twice upwards. For that 12-month period, the cumulative downward revision has been a massive £24bn.Our public finances are improving and will make it easier to deal with small-scale sovereign crises. The rest of the EU has a much bigger problem, however: it has no solution to the fact that the euro is clearly not working and actually fuelling booms and busts. And its resolution procedures for failed states remain confused and opaque. It still seems as if the UK at least will be all right. But the chancesthat we won’t be have started to go [email protected] Monday 22 November 2010 6:46 am last_img read more

France Galop appoints new sales & marketing director

first_img France Galop appoints new sales & marketing director France Galop, the nation’s governing body for flat and steeplechase horse racing, has appointed Delphine Violette as its new sales and marketing director. People moves 15th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy France Galop recently stated that while proceeds from betting on racing will be down year-on-year in 2020, it has seen encouraging growth in the sector since June. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This was down to the suspension of French racing, which shut down from 17 March, and did not resume until 11 May as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. She was promoted to director of marketing, sales, and event activities at FFR in 2018, where she oversaw all revenue generating activities including partnerships, ticketing, hospitality, TV rights, meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) and licensing. Violette succeeds Fabrice Favetto Bon, and will take on the role from 1 October 2020. She comes from the French Rugby Federation (FFR), where she has held various marketing and sales positions since 2006. Regions: France Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img France Galop, the nation’s governing body for flat and steeplechase horse racing, has appointed Delphine Violette as its new sales and marketing director. This growth, it noted, had prompted betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) to raise its full-year profit forecasts. Since June, however, betting revenue for each week has surpassed levels for the same weekly periods in 2019, beating PMU’s forecasts made in April. As of 16 August, France Galop said, stakes were down some 22%, missing out on almost €1bn (£902.6m/$1.18bn) compared to 2019, with gross gaming revenue €335m behind the prior year. “Delphine has all the experience and skills for this position but also a lot of enthusiasm to meet the many challenges ahead. With her arrival, we will be able to accelerate the work carried out over the past three years for the benefit of our events and the growth of revenue from our racing product.” Topics: Sports betting People moves Horse racing Violette added: “The emotion of sport has always been at the heart of my professional career. I am delighted to begin this role at France Galop and take up the challenge of promoting racing, and all other activities it organises.” Email Address Olivier Delloye, France Galop’s managing director, commented: “I am very happy to welcome Delphine Violette as sales and marketing director of France Galop.last_img read more

Mizoram Premier League inks streaming deal with SonyLIV

first_img Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football Copa America 2021 Facebook Twitter Cricket Football Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Time running out for Wales as Italy maintain lead and possession; Follow Live Updates WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter SonyLIV in a first for India’s OTT sphere will stream select Mizoram Premier League games LIVE. The partnership between SonyLIV and Mizoram Premier League will ensure LIVE feed of the regional professional football competition to wider audience across the country. Mizoram Premier League Season 8 is scheduled from September 5 to November 29.The matches picked for LIVE streaming include all the games of the I-League 2017-18 champions Aizawl FC. The VOD platform will also offer highlight packages of the non-live games. 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The league will kick off with Electric Veng FC taking on FC Venghnuai.“It’s a big step. A state league getting a promotion like that is quite encouraging for Indian football in my opinion,” News18.com has quoted former Aizawl FC goalkeeper Lalmalsawma as saying.“It is because of the support of the communities to the clubs (that MPL has grown). Most of the clubs are community-based and are owned by localities. Support of the communities is extremely important and that I feel is the reason for MPL’s success. Financially as well, the communities contributed a lot to their clubs.”“If our footballers get more exposure through this telecast, it will encourage more youngsters to take up football.”State level broadcaster Zonet, a partner of the Mizoram Football Association for the League, has been broadcasting the MPL within the State ever since the league’s inception.The league features some of the leading names from the State like India internationals Lallianzuala Chhangte and Jerry Lalrinzuala.Wrestling fans can catch all the action LIVE from UWW World Championship 2019 on www.wrestlingtv.inMPL Season 8 fixtures: ROUND 1September 5: Electric Veng FC vs FC VenghnuaiSeptember 6: Mizoram Police vs Chawnpui FC, Aizawl FC vs Chhinga Veng FC, Chanmari FC vs Ramhlun North FCROUND 2September 12: Chanmari FC vs Mizoram Police, Electric Veng FC vs Aizawl FCSeptember 13: Chawnpui FC vs Ramhlun North FC, Chhinga Veng FC vs FC VenghnuaiROUND 3September 19: Chhinga Veng FC vs Chanmari FC, Chawnpui FC vs Electric Veng FCSeptember 20: Aizawl FC vs Mizoram Police, FC Venghnuai vs Ramhlun North FCROUND 4September 24: Chawnpui FC vs Venghnuai FC, Aizawl FC vs Chanmari FCSeptember 25: Ramhlun North FC vs Mizoram Police, Chhinga Veng FC vs Electric Veng FCROUND 5September 26: FC Venghnuai vs Chanmari FC, Aizawl FC vs Chawnpui FCSeptember 27: Mizoram Police vs Electric Veng FC, Ramhlun North FC vs Chhinga Veng FCROUND 6October 3: FC Venghnuai vs Aizawl FC, Chanmari FC vs Chawnpui FCOctober 4: Electric Veng FC vs Ramhlun North FC, Mizoram Police vs Chhinga Veng FCROUND 7October 10: Chawnpui FC vs Chhinga Veng FC, Mizoram Police vs FC VenghnuaiOctober 11: Ramhlun North FC vs Aizawl FC, Chanmari FC vs Electric Veng FCROUND 8October 17: FC Venghnuai vs Chhinga Veng FC, Ramhlun North FC vs Chawnpui FCOctober 18: Aizawl FC vs Electric Veng FC, Chanmari FC vs FC VenghnuaiROUND 9October 22: Chhinga Veng FC vs Ramhlun North FC, Electric Veng FC vs Mizoram PoliceOctober 23: Chawnpui FC vs Aizawl FC, Mizoram Police vs Chanmari FCROUND 10October 25: Electric Veng FC vs Chanmari FC, Aizawl FC vs Ramhlun North FCOctober 26: FC Venghnuai vs Mizoram Police, Chhinga Veng FC vs Chawnpui FCROUND 11October 31: Ramhlun North FC vs FC Venghnuai, Mizoram Police vs Aizawl FCNovember 1: Electric Veng FC vs Chawnpui FC, Chanmari FC vs Chhinga Veng FCROUND 12November 5: Chhinga Veng FC vs Mizoram Police, Ramhlun North FC vs Electric Veng FCNovember 6: Chawnpui FC vs Chanmari FC, Aizawl FC vs FC VenghnuaiROUND 13November 7: Electric Veng FC vs Chhinga Veng FC, Mizoram Police vs Ramhlun North FCNovember 8: Chanmari FC vs Aizawl FC, FC Venghnuai vs Chawnpui FCROUND 14November 14: Ramhlun North FC vs Chanmari FC, Chhinga Veng FC vs Aizawl FCNovember 15: Chawnpui FC vs Mizoram Police, FC Venghnuai vs Electric Veng FCSEMI-FINAL LEG 1November 21: 1st Position vs 4th PositionNovember 22: 2nd Position vs 3rd PositionSEMI-FINAL LEG 2November 28: 4th Position vs 1st PositionNovember 29: 3rd Position vs 2nd Position Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Football Previous articleBajrang gets top billing as Indian wrestlers gear up for Tokyo 2020 berthsNext articleAlibaba Cloud launches Cricket, Wickets and Analytics Challenge in India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Jade Signature Tower / Herzog & de Meuron

first_imgArchDaily Raymond Jungles Inc Apartments United States Photographs:  DBOX, Iwan Baan, Robin Hill Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Jade Signature Tower / Herzog & de MeuronSave this projectSaveJade Signature Tower / Herzog & de Meuron Save this picture!© DBOX+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share PYR, Pierre-Yves Rochon Suffolk “COPY” Structural Engineering: Interior Design: Executive Architect:ADD IncClient:Sunny Isles Beach Associates LLCGeotechnical Consultant:KACOFire Protection:SLS Fire Protection EngineeringExterior Lighting:Revolver DesignWind Engineering:CPPPartners In Charge:Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, Jason FrantzenProject Team:Raymond Jr. Gaëtan, Alfonso Miguel Caballero, Ryan Cole, Santiago Espitia, Claire Gamet, Gray Garmon, Pauline Gaulard, Billy Guidoni, Luis Guzmán Grossberger, Shusuke Inoue, Sara Jiménez Nuñez, Clément Thomas Mathieu, Matthew Oravec, Amanda Sachs- Mangold, Tali Shoavi, Andre VergueiroCity:Sunny Isles BeachCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© DBOXRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Jade Signature is a tower on the beach. Like the great Miami hotels we have come to admire, it is a building rooted directly in the landscape and the city around it. Interior and exterior are seamlessly bound together. The street connects to the lobby, the lobby overlooks the pool, and the pool is on the beach.  Jade stands in contrast to the wall of parking plinths that usually form a barrier between the city and the beach. The relationship with nature, the environment, and the surroundings are at the core of this project.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe overall form is quiet. Its volume is oriented to maximize the sun exposure on the beach. The resulting plan is a parallelogram that allows the western sun to have an extended presence on the beachside landscape. The tower lands in a garden with a pool directly on the beach. The shared program, the lobby, a restaurant and spa among them, are placed in a curved ribbon weaving through the structure. The ribbon moves from inside to out forming an exterior car drop-off on the West and beachfront pavilion on the East. The sinuous forms of the lower three floors connect the tower to the geometries of the landscape surrounding the tower.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanIn this tower, the details provide architectural identity. The exterior of Jade expresses the inner organization of the residential units. Slabs articulate the individual floors and windows are recessed to reduce their visual impact.  Walls spanning from East to West provide living spaces with simultaneous views of both horizons. These walls are shaped to respond to their particular position between apartments, bedrooms or within deep terraces. Their curved geometries are a result of their role. They either connect or separate areas within and between flats. Seen together, the walls and slabs express the variety of unit types in the building, create a fine texture and give depth to the facade.Save this picture!© DBOXMiami’s climate and lifestyle call for a specific approach that maximizes each individual apartment’s relationship to the outdoors. The tower’s slabs extend each unit’s livable area to include expansive terraces – in total 30% of the inside floor area. True through units provide optimal natural ventilation during the winter months when humidity is at a minimum. Overhanging slabs reach out to provide adequate shade from the harsh tropical sun. Heat gain on the facade is minimized and cooling loads are reduced. Through these simple but impactful responses, the project defines a specific typology for Miami.Save this picture!© Robin HillProject gallerySee allShow less10 Exemplary Ways to Represent Architectonic Construction DetailsArticlesDiscover Pritzker Prize Laureate Gottfried Böhm’s Brutalist Church in BrazilArticlesProject locationAddress:Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Fact-finding visit: Moscow double murder may have been linked to November attack on local newspaper editor

first_imgReports “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders visited Russia from 23 to 25 January with two aims – to pay tribute to human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and Novaya Gazeta’s young reporter, Anastasia Baburova, who were gunned down on 19 January in Moscow, and to investigate the possible reasons for their murder.“Even if no hypothesis should be ruled out, the information we obtained indicates that particular attention should be paid to the possibility that this double murder was linked to a very violent attack in November on Mikhail Beketov, a journalist based just outside Moscow in Khimki,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge those in charge of the investigation not to neglect this angle.”The press freedom organisation continued: “The situation of Russian journalists based in the provinces is particularly difficult. They are confronted with local authorities who wield a great deal of power and they usually lack the resources of their Moscow-based colleague. Nonetheless, their work is just as important.”The organisation added: “Journalists and human rights activists have been traumatised by last week’s double murder, and we will follow the investigation with the utmost attention. The authorities should react to the very probable link between this double murder and the attempted murder of Beketov by taking measues to combat the impunity prevailing in Khimki.” Markelov was silently buried at 11 a.m. on 23 January in Moscow’s Ostankinskoye Kladbish cemetery. Hundreds of people came to pay tribute to the lawyer, who had acted for the victims of human rights abuses in Chechnya and for many journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in 2006. The head of the Reporters Without Borders Europe and ex-USSR desk attended the funeral and interviewed Markelov’s relatives, journalists and human rights activists. The editor of Khimkinskaya Pravda, a newspaper based in the Moscow satellite city of Khimki, Beketov is still hospitalised and in a very serious condition as a result of the savage beating he received outside his home on 13 November. He had opposed the proposed construction of a Moscow – St. Petersburg motorway that would go through Khimki forest – a project supported by the Khimki municipal government.Khimki mayor Vladimir Strelchenko, who is running for reelection, brought a libel suit against Beketov, who was ordered to pay 1 million roubles (25,000 euros) in damages. Markelov was his lawyer. According to Elena Kostyuchenko of Novaya Gazeta, Beketov probably shared a lot of the information he had about the Khimki authorities with Markelov. At the time of the attack, Beketov had been about to publish an article about the business activities of the family of Galina Ragina, the mayor’s wife. Now, neither Beketov nor Markelov will be able to contribute to the debates preceding the 1 March local elections.The only real opposition candidate was Evgenia Chirikova, the young head of the Khimki Forest Defence Association, to which Beketov belonged. But she has not been allowed to run. The mayor and one of his associates are the only two candidates with a chance of winning. Chirikova told Reporters Without Borders she is appealing against the ban on her candidature. She showed Reporters Without Borders some of the threatening SMS messages she had received.The political tension in Khimki has affected the media. TV Tsentr dedicated its “Moment of Truth” programme on 12 and 13 January to the situation in Khimki and the attacks on journalists. Viewers in Khimki are normally able to receive the station’s signal by satellite, but not on those two days. The local parliamentary representative of the Liberal Party Labloko, Sergei Mitrokhin, has decided to file a complaint against this act of censorship.Reporters Without Borders was also told that issues of the newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta which had articles about Beketov were not distributed in Khimki.As well as Khimkinskaya Pravda, Khimki has another independent newspaper, Grajdanskoye Sogloasiye. Its editor, Anatoli Yurov, has also been the target of violence on several occasions. He suffered concussion in the second attack, and was stabbed about 10 times in the third one. No one has ever been arrested for the attacks and his requests to the authorities for protection have been ignored.The cases Markelov had been working on were all so sensitive that it is hard to single out any one of them as the probable cause of his murder. There are three other cases that deserve at least some consideration.One is the case of Yuri Budanov, a former army colonel who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2003 for the murder of a young Chechen woman, Elsa Kungayeva, and who was granted early release this month. Markelov, who represented the family of the young woman, was gunned down just after giving a news conference in which he announced his intention to appeal against Budanov’s released. He had received threatening SMS messages relating to the case.There are at least two other cases linked to Chechnya that could have made enemies for Markelov. One involved accusations of murder and kidnapping against a former policeman known as “Cadet,” who had also threatened Politkovskaya. The other was the disappearance of Mokhmadsalakh Masayev, a young Chechen who had accused current Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov in Novaya Gazeta of setting up secret detention centres in Chechnya. Masayev said he was abducted and tortured for four months.What Markelov and Baburova had in common was their opposition to Russia’s extreme right-wing movements. Baburova had specialised in covering these groups, which are responsible for several hundred murders every year. Markelov, who was himself assaulted by neo-Nazis in 2004, had represented several anti-fascist activists.Although the Budanov case was immediately assumed to have been the most probable cause of Markelov’s murder, many of the people questioned by Reporters Without Borders did not share this view.The Association of Lawyers said Budanov had nothing to gain from Markelov’s death as he had already been released. This view is shared by Oleg Mitvol, an ecologist and deputy director of the Federal Agency for the Control of Natural Resource Use, who pointed out that Markelov was one of three lawyers acting for the Kungayeva family. Why single out him and not the other two, he asked.Beketov case Mikhail Beketov has been hospitalised at Moscow’s Sklifosovski Institute since 16 November, three days after the attack. As a result of the multiple injuries he sustained, a leg and several fingers were amputated, bone splinters were extracted from his brain and he remained in a deep coma until 27 November. He relapsed into a coma at the start of January and had to be put back on a respirator. Since then his family has been requesting his transfer to the Burdenko Hospital, which specialists in neurosurgery.Reporters Without Borders has written to health and social development minister Tatiana Golikova supporting the family’s request for his transfer to the Burdenko Hospital. The organisation asked the minister “to do everything in your power to make this transfer possible… and thereby demonstrate you desire to help journalists when they are targeted because of their work.” Open letter BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en center_img Follow the news on Belarus Madam Tatiana A. GolikovaMinister of Health and Social Development Human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and Novaya Gazeta reporter Anastasia Baburova were gunned down on 19 January in central Moscow. Human rights activists and journalists have been traumatised by the double murder, which may be linked to local newspaper editor Mikhail Beketov’s attempted murder last November. Reporters Without Borders has been investigating. May 27, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fact-finding visit: Moscow double murder may have been linked to November attack on local newspaper editor News Organisation RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” ————————————————————- Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General June 2, 2021 Find out more Paris, 26 January 2009Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organisation that won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2005, would like to draw your attention to the state of health of Mikhail Beketov, the editor of the newspaper Khimkinskaya Pravda.The victim of a murder attempt on 13 November, Mr. Beketov is currently hospitalised at the Sklifosovskii Institute, where he is in a serious condition. His state of health deteriorated at the start of January and his family requested his transfer to the Burdenko Hospital so that he could receive appropriate treatment.Reporters Without Borders supports this request and urges you, Madam Minister, to do everything in your power to make this transfer possible.Mr. Beketov is a courageous journalist who narrowly escaped death in an attack that was very probably linked to his work. As a result of the serious injuries he sustained in the attack, a leg and several fingers have been amputated. His convalescence will be long and difficult. It is for this reason that we ask you to intercede on his behalf and thereby demonstrate you desire to help journalists when they are targeted because of their work.We trust, Madam Minister, that you will appreciate the importance of this request and that, thanks to your intercession, Mr. Beketov’s serious injuries will receive the best possible treatment.Respectfully,last_img read more

Gateway Mortgage Group Hires Steven Patrick

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Gateway Mortgage Group Hires Steven Patrick Home / Featured / Gateway Mortgage Group Hires Steven Patrick December 13, 2018 1,735 Views Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Gateway Mortgage Group, headquartered in Oklahoma, announced Steven Patrick, as its new Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Patrick will provide executive oversight to the company’s credit and risk management teams. His responsibilities will span all efforts in enterprise risk management, compliance, and quantitative analytics.“Steve has a tremendous amount of experience in mortgage finance, credit, and risk arena,” said Stephen Curry, CEO of Gateway. “He brings a deep understanding of enterprise-level risk management to this role and understands its importance to a company’s overall health and growth. We are happy to welcome Steve into the Gateway family, and we know he will be a valuable addition to the executive leadership team.”Most recently, Patrick was Managing Director with Everett Advisory Partners where he counseled clients on implementing risk-reducing strategies, capital raises and solutions to complex funding problems. Prior to Everett Advisory Partners, he held many different roles with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Patrick was involved in a variety of initiatives, where he developed strategies to mitigate risk while building the mortgage program, which purchased mortgage loans in secondary markets; he also advised banks on liquidity strategies. He has worked extensively in the financial services industry since 1987, starting at Merrill Lynch before moving to Bank of America. He is a graduate of Carleton College and received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.“I am grateful for the opportunity to work for such a great company,” said Patrick. “The team members have made the transition easy, and I look forward to being a part of the very bright future at Gateway.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Related Articles Subscribecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Bank of America Everett Advisory Partners Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Gateway Mortgage Group Merrill Lynch Stephen Curry Steven Patrick 2018-12-13 Donna Joseph Tagged with: Bank of America Everett Advisory Partners Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Gateway Mortgage Group Merrill Lynch Stephen Curry Steven Patrick Previous: Beth Davis Joins SingleSource Property Solutions Next: Expectations for the Housing Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

12 businesses in the running for Friday’s DLDC enterpirse awards

first_img WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Three winners will be announced tonight at the presentation of the DLDC Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Enterprise Awards.Twelve business have been shortlisted for the awards, and all have been set up by people who were out of work or made redundant.The businesses range from a company in Annagry making flight simulators to a neuromuscular therapy centre in Letterkenny.The awards ceremony is in the Central Hotel in Donegal Town. The three winners each get a cheque for 500 euro and go forward to the regional finals in Cavan in June.Louise Brogan, enterprise co-ordinator with DLDC:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/louise530DLDC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 12 businesses in the running for Friday’s DLDC enterpirse awards Facebook News Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDonegal Barristers backs judge’s comments on absent jurorsNext articleConradh na Gaeilge stages Belfast rally on Irish language News Highland Facebookcenter_img Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – April 11, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

PIL In SC Seeks Protection From Misuse Of Data Collected On UPI Platform; Alleges Whatsapp, Google, Amazon Allowed To Operate Without Scrutiny

first_imgTop StoriesPIL In SC Seeks Protection From Misuse Of Data Collected On UPI Platform; Alleges Whatsapp, Google, Amazon Allowed To Operate Without Scrutiny Nilashish Chaudhary10 Sep 2020 8:51 AMShare This – xRajya Sabha MP, Binoy Viswam has moved Supreme Court with a PIL seeking protection of financial data of Indian citizens stored on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platforms. Invoking the Right to Privacy of all Indians using this platform, it is asserted that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and National Payments Corporations of India (NPCI) are statutorily obligated to protect…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?LoginRajya Sabha MP, Binoy Viswam has moved Supreme Court with a PIL seeking protection of financial data of Indian citizens stored on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platforms. Invoking the Right to Privacy of all Indians using this platform, it is asserted that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and National Payments Corporations of India (NPCI) are statutorily obligated to protect sensitive information of these users. However, on the contrary, it is alleged that foreign corporations which have not complied with Indian standards have been allowed to operate payment services by RBI and NPCI. Thus, it is submitted that instead of securing the data of Indian users and protecting their right to privacy, the RBI and NPCI have compromised its citizens and put sensitive financial data of users at great risk. In this light, it is prayed that the Central Bank be directed to formulate Regulations to ensure that data from UPI platforms is not exploited or misused in any way. In furtherance of his concern, the Communist Party (CPI) leader avers that giant corporations such as Whatsapp, Amazon and Google were barely scrutinised before being permitted to participate in the UPI ecosystem despite being in violation of UPI Guidelines as well as RBI Regulations. Given that such giant corporations have a history of abusing their dominating position and compromising data collected on their platforms, it is further prayed that RBI and NPCI be directed to ensure data collected by such entities during payment facilitation is not shared with either their parent companies or any other third party. Viswam emphasizes that allowing these giants, who are known to misuse data and go against their word, without proper scrutiny and without affixing responsibility, to operate on the UPI platform is contrary to public interest. Substantiating this argument, it is pointed out that India recently banned a number of Chinese Applications due to their potential risk of data theft and security breaches. Not only did the RBI and NPCI fail to actively look in to these companies before allowing them to operate on UPI, the petitioner contends that RBI issued certain FAQs with regard to a circular from April 2018 in order to help these entities comply with certain conditions which needed to be complied with for the operation of UPI services. Specifically mentioning Google and Whatsapp, Viswam elaborates that the FAQs relaxed certain requirements which needed to be complied with in accordance with the April 2018 Circular. Claiming that these FAQs are ultra vires the Circular of April 2018, it is urged that participants must follow the requirements of the said circular in letter and spirit. The petition, filed by advocate Sriram Parakkat, goes on to point out that Whatsapp’s admitted position, as on June 5, is that it had not complied with data localization norms and yet RBI and NPCI did not take action against the company. Therefore, specifically with regard to the Messaging application, it is additionally prayed that its payment services be disallowed a full-scale launch until all requirements and norms are complied with. Next Storylast_img read more

Supreme Court Adjourns Ex-IPS Sanjiv Bhatt’s Plea For Sentence Suspension To Next Week

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Adjourns Ex-IPS Sanjiv Bhatt’s Plea For Sentence Suspension To Next Week Radhika Roy22 Jan 2021 12:19 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday adjourned to next week the petition filed by former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to suspend his life sentence in a custodial death case of 1990. A Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and R Subhash Reddy adjourned the case at the request of Bhatt’s counsel Advocate-on-Record Farrukh Rasheed. Rasheed informed the Court today that the Senior…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 Supreme Court on Friday adjourned to next week the petition filed by former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to suspend his life sentence in a custodial death case of 1990. A Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and R Subhash Reddy adjourned the case at the request of Bhatt’s counsel Advocate-on-Record Farrukh Rasheed. Rasheed informed the Court today that the Senior Counsel in the matter was indisposed and requested for the case to be taken up next week. Accordingly, the matter has been listed for 27th January. BACKGROUND Bhatt was directed to undergo life-imprisonment by a Sessions Court in Jamnagar in June 2019 for involvement in custodial death of Jamjodhpur resident Prabhudas Vaishnani in November 1990. The officer, who had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in 2011 accusing the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in the 2002 riots, is currently lodged at Palanpur jail.The instant SLP filed in the Supreme Court challenges the refusal of the Gujarat High Court to suspend his sentence. In October 2019, the Gujarat High Court had refused to suspend his sentence observing he had had scant respect for Courts and had deliberately tried to mislead them. “..it appears that the applicant has scant respect for the Courts and is in the habit of misusing the process of law and scandalizing the Court,” a Division Bench of Justices Bela M. Trivedi and AC Rao of the High Court had observed. Earlier, Justice VB Mayani, who sat on a Division Bench with Justice Harsha Devani, had recused saying “not before me” when the bail application of Bhatt and Pravinsinh Zala, another convict, came up. In the petition filed before the Supreme Court, Bhat has argued that the High Court had failed to appreciate the fact that the State Government started prosecuting him only after 2011 when he came out against Narendra Modi. Till then, the stand of the State had been that there was no case against Bhatt, the plea stated. The incident relates to the death of one Prabhudas Madhavji Vaishnani in November 1990, which was allegedly due to custodial torture. At the time Bhatt was the Assistant Superintendent of Police Jamnagar, who, along with other officers, took into custody about 133 persons, including Vaishnani, for rioting during a Bharat Bandh. Vaishnani, who was kept in custody for nine days, died ten days after release on bail. As per medical records, the cause of death was renal failure. Following his death, an FIR was registered against Bhatt and few other officers for custodial torture. Cognizance of the case was taken by the Magistrate in 1995. However, the trial remained stayed till 2011 due to stay by the Gujarat High Court. Later the stay was vacated and trial commenced. Bhatt has contended that the High Court failed to see that the alleged custodial death happened many days after the release of the prisoner from police custody on November 18, 1990. The IPS officer, who was sacked in 2015, approached the Supreme Court alleging that although nearly 300 witnesses were listed by the prosecution, only 32 were actually examined in trial, leaving out many crucial witnesses. Three police men who were part of the team which investigated the offence, and few other witnesses who denied any incident of custodial violence were not examined by the prosecution, stated Bhatt. He argued that the case against him was a part of “political vendetta”. In April 2011, Bhatt had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in the 2002 riots. He claimed to have attended a meeting convened by the then CM, Mr. Modi, on February 27, 2002, the day of the communal riots, when instructions were allegedly given to the State Police to not take any action against the perpetrators of violence. The Court appointed SIT however gave a clean chit to Modi. In 2015, Bhatt was removed from the police service, on the ground of “unauthorised absence”. In October 2015, the Supreme Court dismissed Bhatt’s plea for constituting a special investigation team (SIT) for cases filed against him by Gujarat Government. The Court observed that, “Bhatt was in active touch with leaders of rival political party, was being tutored by NGOs, was involved in politics and activism of creating pressure, even upon 3-judge bench of this court, amicus and many others”. 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