Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Colorado Civil rights activist reverend Al Sharpton has urged Colorado lawmakers and the state’s Gaming Commission to block mobile sports betting in the state.In a letter to Governor Jared Polis, Speaker of the House Kathleen Becker, Sharpton said legal online and mobile betting would lead to job losses – particularly among minorities – at Colorado casinos and would only benefit out-of-state companies.“Online gaming in Colorado will inevitably attract unsavory characters who profit off of job loss,” Sharpton said. “That’s almost a given. But in looking at who specifically benefits from the legislation, it’s difficult to understand why the state would want to reward bad behavior.“Out-of-state hedge funds with long records of mass firings and shady dealings have come into the state to capitalize on mobile sports betting and based on their track record—middle class workers and minorities will be the first to be negatively impacted. My job is to spot those problems before they occur and to speak up about them before it’s too late.”Read more on iGB North America Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Civil rights activist reverend Al Sharpton has urged Colorado lawmakers and the state’s Gaming Commission to block mobile sports betting in the state. 17th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Rev. Sharpton calls on Colorado to block mobile betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Email Address
Daily Mirror celebrates fundraisers in 2017 Pride of Britain Awards Melanie May | 3 November 2017 | News The Daily Mirror has unveiled its 2017 Pride of Britain Award winners, with a number of awards going to fundraisers.The Pride of Britain Awards are now in their 19th year, and celebrate the UK’s unsung heroes. This year, Jake Coates won ITV Fundraiser of the Year, for raising £140,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity through a 2,000km bike ride from London to Copenhagen with his wife Emmy, who has since died of thyroid cancer.Dilys Price won a Special Recognition Award. Aged 85, the founder of the Touch Trust Charity made her first parachute jump at the age of 54 and has now completed more than 1,139 jumps for charity, raising tens of thousands of pounds. Tagged with: Awards 126 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Eleven-year-old George Mathias won the Good Morning Britain Fundraiser Award. After his baby brother almost died from bronchiolitis, George decided to run a mile for every month his brother had been alive to thank Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. He continued past his goal of 75 miles and is now on his 99th and has attracted the attention of a number of celebrities: Steven Gerrard, John Bishop and Jason Manford have all run a mile with him, helping him raise more than £35,000 for Alder Hey so far.Fraser Johnston (pictured) won TSB Community Partner, for his initiative that takes elderly people out on bike rides. Johnston started community group ‘Cycling Without Age Falkirk’ in March 2016 to take elderly people from care homes in the area out in specially designed trishaws which have a seat for two fastened to the front. The aim of the initiative is to get the elderly out and about and to help jog their memories from the past. To date Fraser and his team of 30 volunteers have taken out over 150 care home residents, all aged over 85. After a video of Fraser taking some elderly people for a cycle went viral and gained over 15 million views, he started a crowdfunding page, which has now raised £43,492 for the scheme.Paul Pester, CEO, TSB said:“The Pride of Britain Awards recognise the people up and down the country who do extraordinary things each and every day for the people and the communities around them. Congratulations to this year’s TSB Community Partner Award winner, Fraser Johnston, he has had an incredible effect on his community and I know he is a real inspiration to everyone around him.”Fraser Johnston, TSB Community Partner Award winner, said:“It’s a massive honour to be given the TSB Community Partner Award. Hopefully other people will see what myself and the team are doing and they’ll be inspired to get involved in their own communities. Taking the older generation out on our trishaws doesn’t just give them fresh air and a chance to chat – it makes them feel less isolated and a part of society again. It’s not about the destination, for them it’s about the journey.”This year’s awards will be broadcast at 8pm on 7 November on ITV. 125 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5
SHARE Aquaculture Industry In Indiana Growing By Gary Truitt – Aug 16, 2013 The entire report is available online athttps://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/EC/EC-770-W.pdf. SHARE “The industry has seen steady growth over the past few years, and it is important to know exactly how much economic activity is associated with aquaculture in Indiana,”Quagrainie said. Indiana’s aquaculture industry ranges from small-scale producers raising fish in their backyards to large-scale producers growing fish to sell in national and international markets, the report says. The industry includes production of fish for human food, ornamental fish for aquariums and recreational fish that are stocked in private and public ponds and lakes. Raised for food are such fish and shellfish as yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, tilapia, trout, marine shrimp and freshwater prawns. Sport fish include catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and sunfish such as bluegill. The study measured the significance of the industry in 2012 in several ways, including the total income of $3.7 million earned by 169 people employed in aquaculture, their $101,506 in income taxes and $877,908 in sales taxes the industry generated for Indiana.The study was funded by Purdue Extension, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Indiana Soybean Alliance and was conducted in cooperation with the Indiana Aquaculture Association. The soybean alliance has recognized aquaculture as “the next major new market for soybeans” and has an initiative to help the industry continue its growth in Indiana, according to the report. It says that 1 percent of the U.S. soybean crop is used in aquaculture as fish feed and that soybean meal is the top protein ingredient in fish feeds worldwide. Home Indiana Agriculture News Aquaculture Industry In Indiana Growing Indiana soybean and corn farmers could benefit from a growing aquaculture industry, the report notes. They likely would see increased demand for soybeans and corn as well as higher prices for them.”Even though the farmers would continue to produce their products if the aquaculture industry were not present, the advantage of having a local marketing opportunity is very important,” the report says. Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew Indiana River Friendly Farmers are Protecting State’s ResourcesNext articleTodd Janzen: Are Unmanned Drones a Legal Means for Government Agencies to Monitor Agricultural Activities? Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Sales from Indiana fish farms amounted to more than $15 million in 2012The business of raising fish may still be relatively small in Indiana, but it is a growing part of the state’s agricultural economy, a Purdue Extension report concludes. Estimated sales from Indiana fish farms amounted to more than $15 million in 2012, an increase from $3.5 million in 2006, according to the publication Economic Importance of the Aquaculture Industry in Indiana. There are about 50 fish producers in Indiana, compared with 18 just seven years ago. “While aquaculture is not the most well-known industry in Indiana’s agriculture sector, it is definitely present and very important to the state’s economy,” Kwamena K. Quagrainie, aquaculture marketing specialist in Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said in the report. He conducted the study with graduate student Megan C. Broughton.
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Top StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice On Andhra Govt’s Plea Against HC Order Staying SIT Probe In Amaravati Land Case Sanya Talwar5 Nov 2020 12:56 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on the appeal by Andhra Pradesh Government challenging stay granted by Andhra Pradesh HC of the SIT probe, into alleged irregularities into projects started by the previous TDP govt, including land acquisition in Amaravati.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah & Subhash Reddy also issued notice on the plea seeking revival of the SIT Probe…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 Thursday issued notice on the appeal by Andhra Pradesh Government challenging stay granted by Andhra Pradesh HC of the SIT probe, into alleged irregularities into projects started by the previous TDP govt, including land acquisition in Amaravati.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah & Subhash Reddy also issued notice on the plea seeking revival of the SIT Probe and posted the matter after 4 weeks for final disposal.Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave appeared for the YS Jagan Reddy Government and submitted that the HC order is “extraordinary”.He said that it stopped the entire investigation into allegations of fraudulent practices and abuse of power.”It is impossible for a high court to interfere at a pre- investigation stage & stay all proceedings! A Busybody of TDP moves the high court and talks about image of his party & the petition is admitted,” said DaveFurther, Dave added that the HC could not have exercised such broad powers as it is also bound by the laws declared by the supreme court.”They don’t have extraordinary powers to pass any order as they like. They interdicted a probe & even registration of a case. Can this be allowed? Is this how a high court can function?” said Dave.Dave went on to urge the Court to issue notice and make it returnable.”Ld. Judge had gone against a catena of judgements which have been decided by My Lords,” he addedAt this juncture, the Justice Bhushan led bench Issued notice on the appeal as well as on petition for interim relief. Respondent have been directed to also file counter affidavit & Liberty has been granted to file additional documents.Andhra Pradesh Government has moved the Supreme Court against High Court Order restraining any media reporting as to the FIR registered by the Anti-Corruption Bureau alleging corruption and illegal land transactions in relation to the shift of the capital to Amaravti following the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.On September 16, the Andhra Pradesh High Court through Chief Justice J K Maheshwari ordered :* a) No coercive steps to be taken in furtherance to FIR No. 08/RCO-ACB-GNT/2020 dated 15.09.2020 by ACB, Guntur u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)(ii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and Sections 409, 420 r/w 120B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (said ‘FIR’) [Pertinently, the said FIR had not even been questioned in the writ petition]* b) Enquiry/Investigation into the said FIR is stayed.* c) News in regard to the registration of the said FIR or in the context of the said FIR not to be made public in any electronic, print or social media with respect to the said Respondent as also the other accused persons.The AP Government in the Petition submitted that the impugned order has been passed by the High Court in a Petition where the FIR was not even questioned. Besides, the orders have been passed not only in respect of the Respondent who had filed the writ petition but also in respect of all other accused persons.”The matter before the High Court was filed in the evening of 14.09.2020 alleging that the Respondent was anticipating that the Petitioner herein would take coercive measures against the Respondent. It is primarily to prevent such alleged coercive measures that the matter had been filed.An FIR came to be lodged thereafter at about 9.00 A.M. in the morning of 15.09.2020. It is most respectfully submitted that upon filing of the FIR, the Petition had become infructuous. However, not only was the Petition considered but a slew of directions/restraint directions were passed by the Hon’ble High Court even when the FIR was not questioned. More importantly, these directions were passed not only in respect of the Respondent herein but also in respect of all other Accused Persons – without reference to the contents of the FIR”The Petitioner (AP Govt) has submitted that right from Emperor Vs Khwaja Nazir Ahmad AIR 1945 PC 18, Courts have repeatedly frowned upon High Courts interfering with the course of investigation. It is time and again been held that investigation is the domain of the investigation agencies and the Courts ought not to interfere until the investigation is complete. The Court passed the order following an urgent hearing held at 6.30 PM on Tuesday (September 15)., Senior Advocates Mukul Rohatgi and Shyam Divan appeared for the petitioners.”A writ petition seeking to pre-empt investigation even before an FIR is registered cannot be entertained. In fact, the Hon’ble Courts have repeatedly held (albiet in a different context) that an Accused has no right of hearing before the registration of FIR. The aforesaid principle is applicable to the present proceedings with even more vigour. [See Anju Chaudhary v. State of U.P. and Another (2013) 6 SCC 384]”Quoting the above Judgment the Petitioner submitted that the prospective accused/suspect does not have, in any manner, a right of hearing before the registration of FIR. Such a right is not envisaged under any provision of Cr.P.C. as well as it runs contrary to the observations made by the Supreme Court in various judicial pronouncements Hence, the impugned judgment lies in the teeth of the various judicial rulings of this Court as well as the provisions of the Code and is therefore, wholly unwarranted, unprecedented and liable to be set aside.The petitioner raises following questions in the PetitionA. Whether investigation can be stayed when the FIR has not even been questioned?B. Whether a stay on investigation can be granted as a matter of routine at the very threshold of such investigation?C. Whether the stay of investigation at the threshold not only impedes the entire criminal machinery, which has been set into motion pursuant to the registration of an FIR, but is also against the basic tenets of criminal jurisprudenceD. Whether the stay of investigation ought to be granted ordinarily and in a routine manner?E. Whether any proposed accused/suspect has a right of hearing even before the registration of an FIR under the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973?F. Whether the Hon’ble High Court ought to have interfered with the investigation process which is a distinct domain of the investigation agency?G. Whether the investigation process against any person ought to be stayed when there are prima facie specific allegations against him in the FIR?Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
News Updates”Why Include Political Comments in PIL? We Know What Politicians Do” – Bombay High Court Tells A PIL Petitioner Sharmeen Hakim21 April 2021 2:14 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday pulled up a young lawyer for citing politician’s tweets in her Public Interest Litigation, to highlight “mismanagement” of the Covid- 19 situation in Maharashtra. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni observed the petitioner is an advocate and therefore shouldn’t have cited political commentary, instead, confined the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday pulled up a young lawyer for citing politician’s tweets in her Public Interest Litigation, to highlight “mismanagement” of the Covid- 19 situation in Maharashtra. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni observed the petitioner is an advocate and therefore shouldn’t have cited political commentary, instead, confined the petition to orders passed by other Courts. When you file a PIL, why would you include political comments? Are you interested in the benefit for the underprivileged or you want to highlight political issues? The Bench added that it was not influenced by political comments. What politicians do, we know very well. We are not influenced by political comments. You should have confined your petition to the orders of the co-ordinate bench of this court, and orders of other courts. The petitioner’s advocate then apologised for citing the tweets. However, noting that issues of “seminal importance” were raised by the petitioner – Advocate Sneha Nirav Marjadi- the bench directed all the respondents to be ready with their replies by Thursday. The Court further asked if the Advocate General could appear in the matter. Earlier during the hearing, Advocate Arshil Shah submitted that the situation in Maharashtra has become really bad due to the non-availability of beds, shortage of oxygen, and the shortage of the experimental anti-viral drug, Remdesivir. He further said that there was a delay in getting Covid RT- PCR test reports and denial of Rapid Antigen tests, at BMC hospitals, without a family doctor’s prescription. “People have outnumbered beds, there is poor management, even after death, people have to run from pillar to post for help. He said it took the petitioner 48 hours to get her test results,” he submitted. He argued that the “influential sector is getting beds as required but ordinary citizens are suffering,” adding, “While the Govt. says there is no oxygen, NGOs and Temples are distributing it. How are they getting access to it?” The Chief Justice then asked if Remdesivir is a medicine for the SARS-CoV-2. “No Milords, it slows down the infection and that is the main purpose,” Shah said. “Correct,” the Chief Justice said, “it was used to treat Ebola.” Shah also mentioned that the petitioner has suffered from the virus, and also has first experience trying to procure oxygen for her ailing aunt. Shah pointed out that after the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay HC took Suo Motu cognisance of the situation in Nagpur district, people received 10,000 vials of Remdesivir injection in a day. He then began citing tweets of opposition leaders like BJP’s Kirit Somaiya and Atul Bhatkhalkar from his petition, to claim that the situation is getting bad to worse, which is when the Court pulled him up for relying on their claims. Interim reliefs in the Petition 1. A status report on the availability of beds, laboratory test facility, procurement of Remdesivir injections, and oxygen. 2. The Court may monitor the situation of procurement of effective drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab under the supervision of experts. [Sneha Nirav Marjadi vs State of Maharashtra]Next Story
By News Highland – July 22, 2020 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Calls for some restrictions to be re-imposed after increase in cases There are calls for some restrictions to be re-imposed after the country reported its highest number of cases in a month yesterday.36 new cases were confirmed, but there were no further deaths.There are no new confirmed cases in Donegal with the number standing at 472.For three weeks in June, people had to stay within their own counties to try to contain the virus.DCU health professor Anthony Staines says it’s time to go back to that stage:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/stainsdfdsfsdfsdes8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDisappointment at low number of litter prosecutions in DonegalNext article15 countries make ‘Green List’ News Highland Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags LondonMultifamily Real EstateResidential Real EstateUnited Kingdom Birmingham and Bournemouth both saw a giant increase in demand. (Getty)Demand is rising for apartments in the United Kingdom’s largest cities following a slow fourth quarter that capped off a coronavirus-weakened year for the rental market.A Barrows and Forrester report comparing rented units to total listings found that 37.6 percent of rentals listed in the first quarter leased, according to Mansion Global. That’s a 10.4 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2021.The firm’s managing director James Forrester said in the report that students returning to schools “should further boost this initial increase in demand.”Birmingham saw the largest quarter-over-quarter jump in demand, rising to 46.7 percent. In Bournemouth, nearly 75 percent of rentals leased in the first quarter, a 23.3 percent quarterly gain and the highest percentage overall of any city in the country.ADVERTISEMENTAnd in London, leasing was up to 48 percent, an increase of 14.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2020. Three of London’s boroughs saw more than 70 percent of their total listed units find renters. Demand in Sutton was calculated at 76 percent.Multifamily developers and investors are bullish on London rentals despite a decrease in demand due to the pandemic. More Londoners are renting than in decades past, a trend that’s expected to continue through the 2020s.Belfast and Liverpool were the only cities in the U.K. that saw rental demand decline between the fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021, with 15.8 and 2.3 percent declines, respectively.[Mansion Global] — Dennis Lynch Share via Shortlink
Fledgling independent agent mutual body, The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents (CIELA) reports that it is unlikely to launch on October 1st as planned.The announcement comes after just five per cent of agents who pre-registered with the organisation signed up to pay its pre-launch £35 a month membership fee.CIELA, which revealed its plans for a new mutual body for independent agents in January this year, says it has not yet attracted enough paying members to launch.“We have received very strong vocal support, thousands of agents visiting our website and much encouragement, but this is not translating into membership sign-ups,” says CIELA founder Charles Wright.“Less than five per cent of the hundreds of agents who preregistered with us declaring their support, have proceeded to join.”“Everyone agrees the independent industry needs a collective voice to improve its national reputation, but hardly anyone seems willing to risk even £35 a month to support it.“The wait-and-see problem will cause CIELA to die before launch, unless it’s overcome.“Everyone is waiting for everyone else to join first. Or, there simply isn’t the demand for such an organisation that we were led to believe.”This is despite initial enthusiasm for a body just for independent agent, and an impressive array of key independent agent members including Perry Power, Simon Gresswell of Finley Brewer, Luke Gidney of Let Leeds, Nick Goldsworthy of Logic Estates and Vivienne Harris of Heathgate Properties (pictured).CIELA has roadshows during June, July and September.www.ciela.co.uk CIELA CIELA launch the charter for independent estate and letting agents August 8, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » CIELA call for support previous nextAssociations & BodiesCIELA call for supportThe Negotiator8th August 20170645 Views
Five students have been left without permanent accommodation following eviction from their house in Cowley.The students, all third years at New College, returned home last Friday to find that their door had been broken down and that their locks had been changed.A note had been left on the door telling the students to contact Allen Harris Estate Agents.Claire Chambers, one of the students, spoke of her distress at finding she could not get into her house.She said, “We came back from the library at about 11.30pm and found our door broken down: there was wood everywhere.”She described the confusion saying, “We didn’t know what was going on, we had to stay with friends for the night as there was nowhere else for us to go.”The students called the police, but as it was a civil matter there was nothing they could do. They had to wait until the morning, when they were able to contact the estate agents.However Chambers dismissed the response from Allen and Harris as unhelpful. She said, “When we spoke to an estate agent, he just laughed and told us that we had to move out by five.“We knew that we had rights, but as we didn’t know the law, we didn’t know what we could actually do. We had to call our parents to come down to Oxford and help us.”The students rented their house from a landlord, but their only means of contact was through a letting agency, which was apparently unaware that there were tenants occupying the accommodation.The students were told that if they did not move all their possessions out of the house then they would not be able to access their belongings.The students all have examinations this term, and one of them, Tegan Gill, spoke of the disruption the eviction had caused. Gill said, “It has been such a stressful week and has disrupted our revision. It also means that we have nowhere to stay over the summer.“It is our last year here and we really wanted to enjoy it. Our parents have all had to take time off work and this has causes a lot of trouble for a lot of people.”Whilst the students are able to appeal against their unfair eviction, any court case would likely take place in the middle of their finals. Jonathon Bruce, PR manager for Allen Harris described the situation as the “fault of the landlord” for failing to inform the students that he was unable to pay his mortgage. He said that the landlord had not informed anyone that there were tenants occupying the property and that Allen Harris had been acting purely on the orders of Halifax, with whom the landlord had had his mortgage. He described the situation as “unfortunate” but added that Allen and Harris had become involved “only at the end of the process”.He continued, “The issue now is to find the students somewhere else to stay, Allen and Harris have no lettings in the area but are doing whatever possible to help.”The students agreed that the situation was not the fault of Allen and Harris. She identified the landlord as the main culprit, stating that he should have informed the letting agency of his financial difficulties.Louise Randall, OUSU VP for welfare, expressed her concern about the situation. She said, “Most worrying is what little regard the landlord has given to the well being of his tenants in this situation.“The landlord will have had a significant amount of notice about the possible consequences of not keeping up on mortgage repayments, and should have felt a duty of care to have informed the tenants in due time.”Chambers said, “College [New] have been really helpful. Luckily they had rooms available so we are staying there.”Randall added, “I am pleased that New College have acted so swiftly in order to find accommodation for the students and I hope the welfare systems in place in the College will help ease the stress on the students by this.A spokesperson for Halifax stated, “It is important to note that repossession is a very last resort.”“The unfortunate issue is that the people living in the property are not our customers. They are the clients of our customer. As such, their contract is with the landlord, not ourselves. The repossession should not have come as any surprise to either the tenant or the occupier. It is an unfortunate circumstance.”