Another customer, with a turnover of £152,155, was allowed to visit the casino on 90 occasions after failing to provide information about their source of funds. 30th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Last week, the Commission fined fined online operator Casumo £6m for anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility failings, including allowing a player to lose £1.1m without a responsible gambling interaction. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Land-based casino Compliance Regulation A&S Leisure Group, which operates Napoleons Casinos, is the sole operator to be fined. It has been ordered to pay £377,340, and has been given a warning by the regulator. Regions: UK & Ireland Les Croupiers Casino in Cardiff has agreed a £202,500 settlement, while Double Diamond Gaming, operator of Birmingham’s Rainbow Casino, is required to pay a £247,000 settlement. All of the five casinos were also found to be in breach of Licence Code provision 12.1.1, which requires businesses to conduct effective anti-money laundering risk assessments. A Double Diamond customer was found to have lost £46,000 before the operator suspended their account for failing to provide documents showing proof of funds. While this customer received an interaction, the Commission said there was no evidence they received responsible gambling information or advice. Each casino was found to have breached breached Social Responsibility Code provision 3.4.1. This requires licensees to implement policies and procedures for customer interaction when a player’s behaviour indicates problem gambling. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Another customer incurred losses of £205,714.04 between 2017 and 2019, without a responsible gaming interaction. Shaftesbury’s anti-money laundering failings included only performing open source checks for a customer that deposited £2m, rather than establishing their source of funds. Another customer who deposited £631,520 was allowed to gamble despite failing to give evidence of the source of their funds. Its AML failings included learning through open source checks that a customer who lost more than £360,000 was a director of businesses that lost more than £100,000 in the previous year, but allowing this customer to continue to gamble. Another customer was set a daily loss limit of £6,000 and a monthly loss limit of £20,000, after showing bank statements with £19,000 paid in in a month and a closing balance of less than £5,000. Les Croupier’s failings included a 22-year-old who lost around £20,000 within six months. The Commission said the operator assumed they could sustain these losses as the customer was a director of a company. A&S’s failings were not detailed, but the Commission noted it “co-operated with the investigation and made no attempt to conceal the failure or breach following the Commission’s engagement.” The Commission conducted a review into all five licences in October 2019. Legal & compliance The review into Shaftesbury found failings including a customer who incurred losses of £219,788.52 between 2013 and 2019, with no responsible gambling interactions recorded on their profile. All of the licensees have agreed to review and update their AML and social responsibility policies. Double Diamond has also agreed to only allow customers that register as members to gamble in the property. The British Gambling Commission has agreed regulatory settlements with four brick-and-mortar casinos, and fined another, after uncovering social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings at each venue. Gambling Commission raps five casinos for social responsibility failings Shaftesbury Casino and Clockfair Limited – which operates Broadway Casino in Birmingham – will both pay £260,000 regulatory settlements. This customer requested an increase to their debit limit twice which was approved by Shaftesbury without affordability assessments being carried out. Clockfair’s social responsibility failings included a customer who was unable to provide evidence of ownership of business it was understood he owned, as he said the business was in relatives’ names to avoid losing the business through gambling. This customer only faced one interaction.
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Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsored Dhananjaya de Silva retired hurt7910611174.53 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’South Africa’s inexperienced attack were guilty of being wayward, and were at times too easily hit off their lines and lengths. No one epitomised this better than debutant Lutho Sipamla, who was given the new ball and went for 28 from his first three overs, though his control improved throughout the day, and he even claimed a wicket in the third session.No South Africa bowler went at less than three runs per over. Even Anrich Nortje, who occasionally crossed 93mph/150kph, and was frequently in the mid-140kph range, was at times taken down by de Silva and other members of the Sri Lanka top order.Wiaan Mulder took three wickets, but was perhaps fortunate – he had Kusal Perera caught behind chasing a shortish wide ball in the morning, then had a ball leap dramatically off the surface to take Chandimal’s bat handle in the third session (his lbw against Niroshan Dickwella was all him, though). Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Sipamla took a wicket apiece. Keshav Maharaj found some turn toward the end of the day, but was largely forced to try and contain the Sri Lanka batsmen, even as they frequently used their feet to him and tried to attack.While Chandimal top-scored for the day, hitting 85 off 161, there was little doubt that de Silva’s was the more impressive innings. He cruised through the back half of the first session, and finessed the first half of the second, starting his scoring with an imperious flick over midwicket, before unfurling a series of exquisite drives, which defined his knock.Nortje was fastest through this period, and yet de Silva was utterly unflustered by the pace, creaming a swinging Nortje ball through the covers early in his innings, before smoking him twice past mid on soon after lunch. He reached his fifty with the most effortless shot of the all – a square drive off Wiaan Mulder – and continued to prosper, eleven fours and a six bejeweling his stay.The six was off Maharaj. The spinner had raised a strong lbw appeal off him the ball before, but de Silva was immediately flitting down the pitch to launch him over long-on.His injury midway through the afternoon looked awful, however. He was wincing as he pulled up while completing a quick single, and soon collapsed at the non-striker’s end. After several minutes of on-field treatment the decision was made to take him off, and he had to be driven on the back of a buggy, then virtually carried up the stairs to the dressing room. He will undergo scans on Saturday evening, but it did not seem hopeful that he would be able to play a major role in this match.Where de Silva sailed to a good score, Chandimal ground himself to one. Chandimal’s strike rate was barely breaching 30 at times, though he eventually managed to haul it up to 53 with a spate of boundaries either side of tea. Early on, Chandimal soaked up deliveries and put away the expansive shots, choosing only to punish the truly bad deliveries.That’s not to say there were no pretty shots – two driven boundaries off Nortje were eyecatching, and he cut viciously whenever bowlers went wide. He seemed determined to get to triple figures, when a Mulder ball trampolined up from a back-of-a-length, took his bat handle, and found Faf du Plessis at slip.Before he was dismissed, though, Chandimal also put on a 99-run partnership with Niroshan Dickwella, who himself fell only one run short of a half-century. Dickwella – now a more mature Test batsman than he once was – played watchfully early in his innings, and did not hit his first boundary until his 16th ball. He was strong on the off side as usual, but missed a flick against Mulder and was correctly given out lbw (though Dickwella reviewed). Sri Lanka’s allrounders – Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga – took the team past the 300 mark, and Shanaka was still around at stumps, on 25 not out.Full Scorecard of SA vs SL 1st Test Day 1 BATSMENRB4s6sSR CricketSri Lanka tour of South Africa Anrich Nortje1836013.3320 Wanindu Hasaranga b Sipamla18203090.00 Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Dinesh Chandimal c du Plessis b Mulder8516111052.80 WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Dasun Shanaka not out25502150.00 Lutho Sipamla1416814.8602 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs –… BOWLINGOMRWECONWDNB TOTAL(85 Ov, RR: 4.00)340/6 Dimuth Karunaratne (c) b Ngidi222040110.00 WTC Final IND vs NZ: Ritika Sajdeh shares funny pic of hubby Rohit Sharma calling him a ‘spy’- check out Cricket Niroshan Dickwella †lbw b Mulder49866056.98 WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket Extras(b 8, lb 8, nb 5, w 6)27 Cricket Kasun Rajitha not out7271025.93 PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Kusal Mendis c Ngidi b Nortje12162075.00 Facebook Twitter Cricket TAGSSA vs SL 1st Test Day 1 Full ScorecardSA vs SL 1st Test Day 1 ScoreSA vs SL 1st Test liveSouth Africa vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming SHARE Cricket Cricket Wiaan Mulder1836833.7803 WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Keshav Maharaj1937403.8900 Cricket Kusal Perera c †de Kock b Mulder16292055.17 Cricket Previous articleSyed Mushtaq Ali T20 : Mumbai Indians superstar Suryakumar Yadav to lead Mumbai, 6 IPL players in squadNext articleSA vs SL Test: Big blow for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva doubtful for rest of series after retiring hurt Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. SA vs SL 1st Test Day 1 Score: At Stumps, Dhananjaya de Silva and Dinesh Chandimal’s half-centuries takes Sri Lanka to 340/6 Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway off to steady start; NZ 16/0 (8 ovs); Follow Live Updates IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan By Kunal Dhyani – December 27, 2020 SA vs SL 1st Test Day 1 Score: At Stumps, Dhananjaya de Silva and Dinesh Chandimal’s half-centuries takes Sri Lanka to 340/6: Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva raised Sri Lanka from 54 for 3, before each producing effective but contrasting innings that were each brought to a close by misfortune, rather than any significant flaws of their own. Their 131-run stand not only turned around a day that seemed to be going poorly, but also set Sri Lanka on track for their highest ever total in South Africa – their 340 for 6 at day’s end on the cusp of beating the previous best: 342 at Newlands in 2012.Runs also came quickly on the first day, despite consistent seam movement from this surface, in addition to uneven bounce. Sri Lanka scored at four runs per over across the day – de Silva leading the way with a strike rate of 75 during his innings of 79. That de Silva had to retire hurt with seemingly a serious thigh injury, though, will worry the visitors, who need him for his offspin almost as much as they do for his batting. WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century
Australia Ivanhoe House / Chiverton Architects Products used in this ProjectWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniEngineer:Keith Long & AssociatesBuilding Surveyor:Anthony Middling & AssociatesLand Surveyor:Breese Pitt DixonCost Estimator:Percy LicenCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittText description provided by the architects. The client’s brief was to design an extension to a Victorian house that would work as a multi-generational home and make a better connection to the garden. ‘I grew up in a Merchant Builders house which was heavily influenced by mid-century Danish modernism’ notes the client ‘and I wanted the new house to be influenced by this’.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittThis translated itself into a building that uses simple forms, natural finishes and plenty of natural light. Exposed brickwork is used to give texture and warmth is gained by oak floors and cedar windows – all oiled with a matt finish. Formally the house tumbles down the site to maintain a close connection to the garden so that it is possible to step out from the kitchen to grab some vegetables or go for a swim from the living area on a hot day. The result is an airy house that feels uncomplicated and light to be in.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittKey to the ethos of functionality was a focus on sustainability. The house is orientated to maximise solar gain in winter, yet it is shaded by moveable and fixed external screening in summer. The sun provides hot water and power, and rainwater is collected under the building for the pool, toilets, laundry and garden.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Country House / 1+1>2 ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFrom Digital to Reality: A Comparison of FALA Atelier’s Collages to the Actual Build…Architecture News Share Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 11Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Architects: Chiverton Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889445/ivanhoe-house-chiverton-architects Clipboard Builder: “COPY” Houses Area: 303 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year: Photographs: Tatjana Plitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ivanhoe House / Chiverton ArchitectsSave this projectSaveIvanhoe House / Chiverton Architects Photographs Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Louis Poulsen, Bosch, Colorbond, FRANKE, Hafele, Laminex, Lysaght, Miele, Morso, Schweigen, Sussex Taps, Villeroy & Boch, Boch, Cygnet, Diulux, Earp Bros, Frranke, Hurlcon, Italstyle, +4Perini Tiles, Scala, Treatex, Veitch-4 CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Barnaby Chiverton ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889445/ivanhoe-house-chiverton-architects Clipboard Built Marc, Andrew Pradel ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeChiverton ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneAustraliaPublished on February 26, 2018Cite: “Ivanhoe House / Chiverton Architects” 25 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Relief and development agency World Vision has relaunched its online affiliate programme, offering £25 for each child sponsor recruited by participating Web sites.Working with Tradedoubler, the affiliate marketing company, World Vision is asking Web site owners to carry adverts promoting its child sponsorship recruitment campaign. For every sponsor signed up as a result of these ads, the charity will pay £25 to the Web site owner that generated the lead.World Vision has used affiliate marketing in a number of ways, including promoting child sponsorship and its great-gifts.org catalogue. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. WorldVision relaunches online affiliate programme for child sponsorship AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Digital Individual giving The affiliate programme uses a 45-day cookie, so Web site owners will still earn income for sponsors who sign up with World Vision within 45 days of clicking through from their site.World Vision offers Web site owners a range of adverts from banner ads through to Flash adverts. 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 14 July 2004 | News
RSF_en Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Organisation News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the early release of journalist Wu Shishen from Beijing’s main prison, which took place some time in July as the Chinese justice ministry had said it would late last year. Arrested in October 1992, he had been serving a life sentence.A onetime journalist with the official news agency Xinhua, Wu will continue to be deprived of his civil and political rights for eight more years – a second sentence that will prevent him from writing articles or speaking in public about matters relating to “national interest.”Although it is hard to get precise information about his present situation, Wu is currently believed to be in Beijing in the company of friends and colleagues who campaigned for him to be freed.There was also international pressure for his release, and Reporters Without Borders thanked the news media that adopted him under its programme of sponsorship of imprisoned journalists. Wu was arrested on 26 October 1992 along with his wife, fellow journalist Ma Tao, who spent six years in detention. On the direct orders of then President Jiang Zemin, he was convicted in April 1993 of “illegally divulging state secrets abroad” because he gave a Hong Kong journalist an advance copy of a speech Jiang delivered a few days later.A total of 31 journalists and 64 cyber-dissidents are currently in prison in China. ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News to go further As the Chinese authorities announced at the end of last year, Wu Shishen has been freed from Beijing’s main prison. But he will continue to be deprived of his civil and political rights for eight years. Reporters Without Borders welcomes his early release but points out that 31 other journalists are still in prison in China. March 12, 2021 Find out more August 2, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Wu Shishen freed after more than 12 years in prison Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China News
News July 10, 2019 – Updated on September 17, 2019 Russian journalist put on “terrorist” list over radio commentary Receive email alerts Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Russia’s arbitrary decision to add radio journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva to its official list of “terrorists and extremists” without any form of trial and urges the authorities to drop all proceedings against her. Russia’s growing use of terrorism laws against critical journalists is very worrying.Svetlana Prokopyeva is innocent!SIGN THE PETITIONBased in the northwestern city of Pskov, Prokopyeva learned that she had been placed on the “terrorists and extremists” list when she discovered on 4 July that her bank accounts had been blocked and that her passport was going to be confiscated.The police began investigating Prokopyeva in February on suspicion of “justifying terrorism” in a radio commentary last November. They searched her home and the local branch of the independent Moscow-based radio station Ekho Moskvy, for which she works, but they have so far not charged her. The former editor of Pskovskaya Gubernya, she is well known in Pskov and also works for the US radio station Radio Svoboda,In the offending radio commentary, broadcast on 7 November, Prokopyeva wondered what had driven a 17-year-old anarchist to blow himself up outside the entrance to the Federal Security Service (FSB) in the White Sea port city of Arkhangelsk a week before. Without at any point voicing approval of this suicide-bombing, she suggested that it was the result of the lack of freedom in Russia, which made political activism impossible and had created a citizen “unable to find any other mode of communication.” Ekho Moskvy and the local news site Pskovskaya Lenta Novostei posted transcripts of her commentary online but took them down after being given heavy fines.“Investigating Svetlana Prokopyeva was already absurd but labelling her as a terrorist without reference to the courts is deeply unjust,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We urge the authorities to close this case and remove this journalist’s name from their blacklist at once. Restricting the scope of Russia’s terrorism legislation is absolutely vital in order to protect free speech and avoid criminalizing the expression of opinions.”The Prokopyeva investigation is an example of the growing use of terrorism legislation to silence outspoken journalists. The authorities have tried of late to contain a dramatic rise in the number of convictions for “extremism.” But a broader wording of the law on inciting or justifying terrorism or terrorism propaganda (article 205.2 of the criminal code) has led to an increase in prosecutions since taking effect in April 2018. Victor Korb, a journalist accused of terrorist propaganda for transcribing and publishing the text of a speech that an opposition activist gave at his trial, announced on 1 March that he was leaving the country.Placing suspects on the list of “terrorists and extremists” without reference to the courts is common in Russia. It has happened to several journalists in recent years, especially in Crimea after its annexation in 2014. Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing June 2, 2021 Find out more Credit: Svetlana Prokopyeva / Echo Moskvy News Related documents rsf_Светлана_Прокопьева_09.07.2019PDF – 106.43 KB RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News Читать на русском / read in Russian May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia RSF_en May 21, 2021 Find out more News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further
IsraelMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the Israeli army’s decision to close the investigation into the May 2003 fatal shooting of British journalist James Miller in the Gaza Strip and to not press charges against the soldier who fired at him.”It is unacceptable that, after investigating for more than a year and a half, the Israeli army says it has not obtained enough evidence to charge the soldier who fired at James Miller and that only military sanctions will be adopted,” the press freedom organization said.”We will not settle for an official reprimand or a mere administrative sanction in this case, the army must pursue its enquiries,” the organization added.In a statement yesterday, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said “the analysis of the military police case file, in particular, the facts that are beyond dispute (…) ballistic tests and audio analyses, lead to the conclusion that the evidence available does not provide a reasonable chance for conviction as required under criminal law.”The soldier concerned was questioned six times by the military police and each time gave a different account of what occurred. He admitted to violating the rules of engagement but denied firing in Miller’s direction. The autopsy carried out on 8 May 2003 at the Israeli national forensic institute nonetheless established that Miller was killed by a shot fired from head on and that the bullet was of an Israeli type.The investigation’s conclusions were presented to Miller’s family in Tel Aviv by military prosecutor Avihai Mandelblitt. Miller’s brother, John Miller, described the investigation as “incomplete.” The soldier’s gun was reportedly not examined by the military police until 11 weeks had gone by. “This is why we intend to appeal to a civilian court,” he told Reporters Without Borders, which is supporting this initiative.Aged 34, married and the father of two children, Miller was shot dead on 2 May 2003, 16 days after he had arrived in the Gaza Strip to make a documentary for Home Box Office about the impact of the fighting on Palestinian children and the inhabitants of the Rafah refugee camp. May 16, 2021 Find out more March 10, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli army closes probe into Miller shooting, soldier won’t be charged Follow the news on Israel News to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News RSF_en News Organisation
The Week Ahead: Housing’s Role in the Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Previous: Start Spreading the News: NY Mortgage Servicers’ Compliance Deadline Next: Rentec Direct Partners with The Closing Docs Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 17, 2020 2,089 Views Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago On Wednesday, the Chicago Fed will release its latest National Activity Index (CFNAI), an overview of economic growth. As previous Indexes revealed slowing growth, some studies have indicated that housing is key to keeping the U.S. economy safe from slowing investment practices.According to Bloomberg utilizing data from the Atlanta Fed, the stronger U.S. housing market could provide a cushion from the effect of a “derailment” in corporate spending.Economic growth, though slow, has been propped up largely by housing, according to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The Group notes that housing should also continue to function as a positive contributor to growth in the near term, as indicated by both new and existing single-family home sales advancing in Q3, as well as pending home sales, permits, and starts. However, persistent supply and affordability constraints continue to hold back household formation, inhibiting housing market activity.Increased residential construction spending could help limit the negative effects of capital-spending weakness, despite not taking up a large segment of the economy.Additionally, more Americans are looking to buy a home, putting pressure on builders to address inventory shortages, leading to a potential for faster economic growth as the housing market gains more traction.The housing market is expected to “continue to stand firm” as home sales rise to 6.0 million for 2019 before increasing to 6.1 million for 2020 according to Freddie Mac’s November Forecast.“The economy has seen increased volatility in November as hopes for a favorable resolution to the trade dispute have recently waned,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “However, given low interest rates, modest inflation and a solid labor market, the U.S. housing market continues to stand firm, and our forecast is for the housing market to maintain momentum over the next two years.”Heres what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Fannie Mae Economic and Housing Outlook (Jan. 21)NAR Existing Homes Sales Report (Jan. 22) Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Housing’s Role in the Economy Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Economy Growth HOUSING Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Economy Growth HOUSING 2020-01-17 Seth Welborn Subscribe
Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal farmers welcome potato compensation announcementNext articleNiall Blaney calls into question Ombudsman’s independence News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ WhatsApp Twitter News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Government and IDA must do more for Inishowen – Mac Lochlainn Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – February 4, 2010 Pinterest Cllr Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has criticised the government for what he’s terming a lack of business investment in Inishowen.The Buncrana based councillor says IDA officials locally have indicated that they have been asked to focus on attracting investment to Letterkenny.Out of 1700 site visits by the IDA last year, only three were to Donegal, all in Letterkenny.Cllr McLaughlin says this constitues a neglect of Inishowen, the blame for which must be laid at the feet of government.
Top StoriesGrant Of Essentiality Certificate By State Government To Establish Medical College Is Not Simply A Ministerial Act: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Feb 2021 5:41 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court held that grant of Essentiality Certificate by the State Government and Consent of Affiliation by the University is not simply a ministerial act.The court held that essentiality Certificate is mandatorily required by a person before he receives permission for establishment of a Medical College.The State Government has power to withdraw the EC where it is obtained by…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 held that grant of Essentiality Certificate by the State Government and Consent of Affiliation by the University is not simply a ministerial act.The court held that essentiality Certificate is mandatorily required by a person before he receives permission for establishment of a Medical College.The State Government has power to withdraw the EC where it is obtained by playing fraud on it or where the very substratum on which the EC was granted vanishes or any other reason of like nature, the bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari observed.The issue in this appeal filed by V.N. Public Health And Educational Trust were (i) whether the Essentiality Certificate (‘EC’) and Consent of Affiliation (‘CoA’) should be granted for the year 2020-2021 to the V.N. Public Health And Educational Trust (ii) Whether grant of Essentiality Certificate by the State Government is only a Ministerial Act? (iii) Whether Essentiality Certificate, once issued, can be withdrawn? The Division Bench of the Kerala High Court had refused to grant permission to the Trust to start the Medical College for the Academic Year 2020-2021 and gave time bound directions to the State and the University to jointly carry out an inspection to see whether Essentiality Certificate could be issued and whether consent for Affiliation could be given for 2021-22.The Trust’s contention was that the issue of Essentiality Certificate is a ministerial job and the purpose of EC is limited to certify to the Central Government that it is essential to establish a Medical College. Since it was issued EC by the State Government and also CoA by the University in the year 2015 itself, therefore, it was entitled for the same in 2020 as well. On the other hand, the State contended that the State Government not only has to also to verify and certify that the norms of Medical Council of India are satisfied by the Trust and that infrastructure and other clinical materials are sufficiently available for setting up a new Medical College. EC is mandatorily required by a person before he receives permission for establishment of a Medical CollegeTo address these contentions, the bench referred to relevant provisions of the Medical Council of India Act, 1956 and Medical Council of India Establishment of Medical College Regulations, 1999. The court noted:Thus, an EC is mandatorily required by a person before he receives permission for establishment of a Medical College. The Legislative scheme that imposes the requirement of the EC is prescribed in Section 10(A) of the Medical Council of India Act, which requires the previous permission of the Central Government for establishing a Medical College or opening a new course of study or training. Every person or Medical College must submit to the Central Government a scheme as prescribed. The Central Government then refers the scheme to the MCI for its recommendations. The Medical Council is required to consider the same and satisfy itself by obtaining any particulars as are necessary and after having the defects if any removed, make its recommendations to the Central Government. The Central Government, may on receipt of the scheme, approve it conditionally or disapprove the same.The power to permit the establishment of a Medical College is thus conferred on the Central Government by the MCI Act. The Regulations referred above, were framed in exercise of powers conferred under Section 10(A) read with Section 33 of the MCI Act prescribed the qualifying criteria. These criteria lay down the eligibility to apply for permission to establish a Medical College. One of the criteria is that the person who is desirous of establishing a Medical College should obtain an Essentiality Certificate as prescribed in Form 2 of the Regulations, certifying that the State Government/Union Territory Administration has no objection for the establishment of the proposed Medical College at the proposed site and availability of adequate clinical material. Thus, the State Government is required to certify that it has decided to issue an Essentiality Certificate for the establishment of a Medical College with a specified number of seats in public interest and further such establishment is feasible.Grant of EC/CoA cannot be said to be merely a ministerial actThe court observed that the Essentiality Certificate in the prescribed form is crucial for avoiding cases where the colleges despite grant of initial permission could not provide the infrastructure, teaching and other facilities as a result whereof the students who had already been admitted suffered serious prejudice. Rejecting the Trust’s contention that the grant of EC is just a ministerial act, the court observed thus:”Medical Council of India Regulations as well as Kerala University Health Sciences Statutes very emphatically mandate that the consent of affiliation can only be given after the Institution fulfills the essential requirements. The contention of the Appellant that the absence of Essentiality Certificate is not one of the factors for consideration and is extraneous to the decision-making process cannot be accepted. Whilst granting the Essentiality Certificate, the State Government undertakes to take over the obligations of the private educational institution in the event of that institution becoming incapable of setting of the institution or imparting education therein. Such an undertaking on the part of the State Government is unequivocal and unambiguous. An Essentiality Certificate by the State Government legitimizes a medical college declaring it fit to impart medical education and gives accouchement to the expectation amongst the stakeholders that the Applicant College shall fulfill basic norms specified by the MCI to start and operate a medical college. Bearing in mind that the question of justified existence of a college and irregular/illegal functioning of an existing college belong to a different order of things and cannot be mixed up. We come to the conclusion that the issuance/re-issuances of an essentiality certificate is not in any way a ministerial job and while dealing with a case of maintaining standards in a professional college, strict approach must be adopted as these colleges are responsible for ensuring that medical graduate has the required skill set to work as a doctor in the country. Poor assessment system; exploding number of medical colleges; shortage of patients/clinical materials; devaluation of merit in admission, particularly in private institutions; increasing capitation fees; a debilitated assessment and accreditation system, are problems plaguing our Medical Education system. Allowing such deficient colleges to continue to function jeopardizes the future of the student community and leading to incompetent doctors to graduate from such colleges and ultimately pose a bigger risk to the society at large defeating the very purpose of the Essentiality Certificate issued by the State. The State would be deterring from its duty if it did not conduct an inspection from time to time to ensure that the requisite standards as set by the MCI are met before issuing/renewing the Essentiality certificate. That is by no stretch of imagination ‘merely a ministerial job’. Considering especially that while issuing the Essentiality Certificate the State Govt undertakes that should the Medical College fail to provide the requisite infrastructure and fresh admissions are stopped by the Central Government, the State Government shall take over the responsibility of the students already admitted in the College. Same is the position with respect of CoA by the University. The First Statute of KUHS prescribes that University may appoint a Commission to inspect the proposed site to make a physical verification of the existing facilities and suitability of proposed site. The grant of affiliation is dependent upon fulfillment of all the conditions that are specified in Clause X(I) of First Statues or that may be specified which includes staff, infrastructure facility, hospital, internet, library, playground, hostel, etc. Thus, even grant of CoA by the University also cannot be said to be merely a ministerial act.”State Government has power to withdraw the EC Another contention raised by the Trust was that the State does not have the power to withdraw the EC once granted and once issued, the same shall remain valid. Reliance was placed on some observations made in the decision in Chintpurni Medical College & Hospital & Anr. Vs. State of Punjab & Ors. Referring to a subsequent decision in Sukh Sagar Medical College and Hospital Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh, the bench observed:”Let us make it clear that there can be no analogy drawn between the facts of Chintpurni case (Supra) and the present case. The Sukh Sagar Case (Supra) actually expanded the circumstances in which the State Government may withdraw the EC. The dictum of Sukh Sagar (Supra) actually supports the case of respondents. The law thus stand settled that the State Government has power to withdraw the EC where it is obtained by playing fraud on it or where the very substratum on which the EC was granted vanishes or any other reason of like natureDismissing the appeal, the bench said that the State Government of the University cannot be directed to issue EC or CoA to the appellant for the year 2020-2021. Case: V.N. Public Health And Educational Trust vs. State of Kerala [CIVIL APPEAL NOS.703-704 OF 2021]Coram: Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Krishna MurariCounsel: Sr. Adv Shyam Divan, Sr. Adv Jaideep GuptaCitation: LL 2021 SC 109 Click here to Download/Read JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story