EasyJet share price: 4 reasons why I’m staying well away

first_img I recently wrote a piece looking at whether I’d invest in either IAG or Ryanair. In it, I explained how I felt both stocks were undervalued. As it’s another key competitor in the same industry, I wanted to examine the easyJet (LSE:EZJ) share price. Having taken a closer look, I’m not convinced that it offers me much value at current levels, for several reasons. Here’s what I found.Not the time to change strategyFirstly, I don’t agree with the direction that the CEO Johan Lundgren is trying to go. In a recent interview with the FT, he stated that easyJet is going to try and go after “national carriers” such as British Airways and Air France. He isn’t focusing on competing with more budget airlines like Ryanair.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I find this an odd move and at this stage deem it unwise. I think easyJet should focus on what works rather than paying for more expensive runway slots and targeting business travellers. Of course, I don’t run an airline and could be proved wrong! This could turn out to be a masterful strategic move that leads to a new-look brand that performs very well.In the period to 30 September, passenger numbers were down 50%. This closely matches the fall in the easyJet share price. The reported loss before tax was £1.27bn. Quite rightly, management have been focusing on boosting liquidity, and has raised over £3.1bn so far. Cutting the dividend also helped. In my opinion, this should continue to be the focus of the CEO, not trying to compete in a different space in the market.Bolstering liquidity at a time like this is good. The amount raised is substantial, showing that some do have a lot of faith in the future of the company. Unfortunately, the easyJet share price is still heavily down from before the pandemic hit. Costs and sentiment weighing on easyJet sharesAnother reason I’m concerned that the easyJet share price could fall further is the high cost base. For example, I can compare the average cost per passenger at different airlines. In 2019, easyJet stood at €53 per passenger, whereas Ryanair was just €31. A slightly different metric is the total airline cost per seat. By the end of Q3 2020, it stood at €86 for easyJet. When comparing this internally, it’s a large increase from the 2019 figure of €63. So when comparing the cost base to a competitor or even internally, it doesn’t fill me with confidence.Finally, I’m becoming less optimistic about the bounce back in travel demand for 2021. If January is anything to go by, things could take longer than expected to go back to normal. The usual travel surge in short-haul flights to Europe for the ski season now looks redundant. We’ll see what the summer brings, of course, but I’m not betting on the easyJet share price rocketing higher until there’s more clarity from government.A change in risk sentiment in the market could prove me wrong in my thinking about the easyJet share price. Faster easing of lockdowns and countries opening borders would likely see the share price regain a footing. Further, you could see some investors try and beat the rush and buy into the stock early. For me, it’s not a risk worth taking right now. 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See all posts by Jonathan Smith Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

2 of the best penny stocks to buy today!

first_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Penny stocks might not be suitable for all investors because they tend to be smaller businesses.However, there’s no set definition of a penny stock. So, companies with market capitalisations of several hundred million pounds or even billions of pounds can qualify.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As such, when buying penny shares for my portfolio, I tend to concentrate on larger businesses. Here are two companies I would buy for my portfolio right now.Penny stocks I would buyBoth companies I have my eye on are related to the UK housing sector. The housing market in the UK is booming at present, and it doesn’t look as if it’s going to slow down materially any time soon.While a sudden increase in interest rates or an economic slump may send house prices lower, there’s still going to be a considerable amount of pent-up demand from first-time buyers and upsizers. The government is doing everything possible to help people onto the housing ladder. I think that should help support prices, especially at the low end of the market. With that in mind, I would buy penny stocks Topps Tiles (LSE: TPT) and Foxtons (LSE: FOXT). These companies operate in different sections of the housing market. I think that could help provide a level of diversification for my portfolio.Foxtons is best known for its estate agency business. However, it also has a rental and mortgage broking operation, which has helped provide a steady income throughout the pandemic. Due to the booming housing market, the London-focused company reported a 24% increase in revenue in the first quarter to £28.5m from a year earlier. It also revealed a 20% increase in mortgage-broking revenue. I think these figures showcase Foxtons’ potential. The company’s incredible growth potential is one of the main reasons why I’d add the firm to my portfolio of penny stocks. Foxtons earns revenue when homeowners buy and sell properties. Meanwhile, Topps’ main markets are home construction and renovation.Needing renovation As activity in the housing market has accelerated over the past six months, Topps has benefited. Despite being impacted by Covid restrictions, sales in the 26 weeks to the end of March fell just 2.4% from £106.2m to £103.6m. Management expects a significant increase in sales when coronavirus restrictions are lifted. Only time will tell if management is correct, but based on what happened last year, I think Topps will see an increase in sales when restrictions are weakened. Despite their opportunities, these companies face risks as well. As I outlined above, an increase in interest rates could hit property prices. This would reduce the volume of property transactions. Both Foxtons and Topps could suffer revenue declines if the number of homes sold drops and the volume of renovation work falls. Another wave of coronavirus could have a similar impact on the property industry. Despite these risks and challenges, I would buy both penny stocks for my portfolio today as a way to invest in the UK housing boom.  Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 2 of the best penny stocks to buy today! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 15th May, 2021 | More on: FOXT TPT See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Ultra White Collar Boxing raises £10m for CRUK in four years

first_img Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Fundraising ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  193 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 30 November 2017 | News Advertisement 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. Ultra White Collar Boxing raises £10m for CRUK in four years  194 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) has announced it has raised £10million for Cancer Research UK in just four years.Launched in 2009, UWCB was created to give people with no boxing experience the opportunity to train with a professional boxing coach and then take part in a safe but competitive three round bout. Then in 2013, Founder Jon Leonard, who had previously worked as a warm up coach at Race for Life events across the Midlands, decided to start using the boxing events to raise money for Cancer Research UK.Since it began, 36,000 people have signed up to the events held in 100 towns and cities across the UK, all getting sponsored to take to the ring. Each participant receives eight weeks free training at a local partner gym with professional coaches. At the end of the training they are matched with an opponent from their group to take part in a competitive bout at a special black tie event in front of their family, friends and supporters.Leonard said:“We really had no idea how successful the events would become, but over the last few years people have really embraced the event. To have raised £10million for Cancer Research UK is absolutely incredible. The support we receive from those taking part and their family and friends sponsoring them is magnificent. The amount of money raised at each event is absolutely staggering and it continues to get bigger and better.”Leonard is now aiming to raise £20m for the charity and has just started ballroom and martial arts variations following the fundraising model of UWCB with the aim of raising £1million per month across the three fundraisers.last_img read more

Pasadena Unified Names News Principals of Webster Elementary and McKinley School

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News More Cool Stuff Education Pasadena Unified Names News Principals of Webster Elementary and McKinley School From PUSD Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 11:19 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald has named Kristin Forrest as principal of Webster Elementary School and Germaine Nesbitt as principal of McKinley School.It is my pleasure to welcome Germaine Nesbitt to PUSD and to promote Kristin Forrest as principal,” said McDonald. “I am confident that, with their leadership and vision, they will build upon the strengths of McKinley and Webster Elementary.”Kristin ForrestKristin Forrest brings more than 20 years of experience as an educator to her new position as principal of Webster Elementary School, which serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade. She has served as an Instructional Coach at Sierra Madre Middle School and Pasadena High School in 2018-2019 and at Jefferson Elementary School from 2013-2018, where she was also the school’s Language Development Resource Teacher.She has previously worked at Eliot Middle School and Jackson Elementary School and began her career as a third-grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary School.“I am honored to serve as principal of Webster Elementary School. I am proud to have taught in the Pasadena Unified School District for the past 22 years and to also be the parent of three PUSD alumni,” Forrest said. “I look forward to fostering strong relationships among staff, teachers, parents, and community members to benefit our students. I am confident that together we will guide our students to be the innovators and critical thinkers of the future.”Forrest has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles; a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University Los Angeles; and an Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership from Cal Poly Pomona.Germaine NesbittGermaine Nesbitt is the new principal of McKinley School, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. She joins PUSD from The School of Arts and Enterprise, a 6-12th grade school in Pomona where she served as Director since 2013.Nesbitt has 20 years of experience as an instructional leader in project-based learning, and was a math and business teacher for 10 years. She also helped develop a middle school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program.“I am excited to be a part of the McKinley School team and prepare our students for the 21st century creative economy,” Nesbitt said. “The McKinley staff has continually demonstrated a commitment to excellence and dedication to student growth and development. I believe that the arts positively impact student achievement. I’m committed to continue to promote arts access for all students and to provide a safe and supportive environment for students to excel academically and feel a sense of belonging. I believe every student counts!”Nesbitt began her career in education in 1992 as a special education support staff member in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Prior to becoming an educator, Nesbitt worked in financial management and marketing for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, including GTE and First Texas Bank. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona; a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from California State University, San Bernardino; and an Administrative Services Credential from the University of California, Irvine, and California State University, San Bernardino, EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

€51,000 allocated to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Limerick…

first_imgPrint Senator Maria Byrne Fine Gael Limerick Senator, Maria Byrne, said has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD that €51,000 has been allocated to Limerick for a targeted crackdown on litter, dog fouling and graffiti across the county.“Litter, dog fouling and graffiti are issues that plagues both our rural countryside and our urban areas. It’s a source of embarrassment to the people across Limerick who work all year round to keep their communities tidy.“Combatting litter requires continuous work and although our towns are generally performing well, we need to remain vigilant for littering blackspots and illegal dumping.Minister Naughten stated: “Littering is environmental sabotage but money alone cannot solve our litter problems. It takes a behavioural change across the board and I am confident the awareness campaigns that will be funded through this scheme at community level throughout the country will have a real impact.  It’s hugely important for me to support and assist community effort with significant funding and recognition.  I want to pay tribute to the passion, energy and dedication of local community and voluntary groups, schoolchildren and teachers who are taking their civic responsibilities seriously every single day through the many anti-litter initiatives that they drive across the country for the preservation of our environment”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the National Spring Clean (NSC) which is organised and run by An Taisce and co-financed by my Department. NSC is currently running for the month of April across the country,” concluded Minister Naughten.More about politics here. Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Advertisement WhatsApp Email Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick TAGSClimate Action and EnvironmentDenis NaughtenFine GaellitterMaria ByrneMinister for Communications Limerick city centre moves on up in litter league Previous articleDrew Media in association with Colm O’Brien present Limerick’s top 40 under 40Next articleLimerick’s Live 95FM is Limerick’s most listened to radio station Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img NewsPolitics€51,000 allocated to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Limerick says Limerick SenatorBy Staff Reporter – April 26, 2018 903 Facebook Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Linkedin Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Most Valuable Company: Claims Recovery Financial Services

first_img  Print This Post Home / D&I / Most Valuable Company: Claims Recovery Financial Services Tagged with: Claims Recovery Financial Services (CRFS) Jeffrey Clark Nancy Westlund Sean Casher Sean Snook Steven Mowers Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Claims Recovery Financial Services (CRFS) Jeffrey Clark Nancy Westlund Sean Casher Sean Snook Steven Mowers 2021-05-14 Eric C. Peck Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Previous: Forbearance Levels Improve, But Plan-Expirations Loom Large Next: Another Record-Setting Month for Housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Most Valuable Company: Claims Recovery Financial Services Claims Recovery Financial Services (CRFS) is a post-default claims management solutions provider based in Albion, New York. The company has maintained a remote component to its staffing strategy since 2019, allowing them to recruit talent nationwide.“Our comprehensive, data-driven compensation models are designed to integrate our corporate goals with employee incentives, including but not limited to cash compensation, that are important to our teams,” said Steven Mowers, CRFS President. “We employ an integrated talent planning program that ensures we’re building a solid in-house staffing bench to support our leadership needs both now and in the future.”Company leadership has more than 75 years’ combined industry experience, and CRFS makes sure that the most effective and relevant processes are put in place from the beginning to ensure that recoveries, savings, and return-on-investment (ROI) are maximized for their clients from day one.Breaking From the PackCRFS has a narrow scope of services built around consulting and claims management in the post-default industry segment. This focus serves as the foundation of one of the company’s core principles: to be a strategic partner that helps its clients sleep peacefully at night with the knowledge that their pre- and post-foreclosure claims are being handled accurately and timely.“The value proposition to our clients is pretty straightforward—we reduce risk, while improving financial outcomes,” Mowers said.For nearly 20 years, CRFS has provided timeliness, exceptional customer service, and measurable results, while setting a standard for excellence in the industry.Adapting to a Shifting LandscapeMake no mistake that the default and servicing industries were turned upside down due to the pandemic of the past year, but CRFS met these challenges head-on and forged a new path to success.“Two of the more significant challenges were default and foreclosure claim volume constraints caused by the mortgage forbearance and foreclosure rules, and the 100% remote staffing requirements,” said Sean Snook, COO, CRFS. “To address the remote staffing challenge, we quickly scaled-up and launched a technology-driven operational model that allowed individual users to quickly resume their day-to-day activities from their home offices.”To further augment operations, CRFS also partnered with its managed services provider to increase its data server bandwidth to support the unique requirements of a geographically diverse workforce.“To counter the reduction in our normal claim volumes, we developed and rolled out new products that, in many cases, were a direct result of the forbearance and foreclosure rules,” said Jeffrey Clark, CRO, CRFS. “Over a period of five weeks, we invested in technology upgrades, including integration with the FHA Catalyst system, and built-out our workforce to expand our loss mitigation processing capacity.”In total, CRFS expanded its operations, processing more than 10,000 monthly emergency loss mitigation claims, representing a tenfold increase in capacity.Automating in the New NormWith the shift to a remote environment, CRFS had much to adapt to in a short amount of time. New technologies were implemented as CRFS, and its now remote staff were up and running, assisting a segment of homeowners who were also in new territory.CRFS utilizes internal tools like flex staffing and cross-training to ensure that they have the right number of people supporting the right projects, as they have grown comfortable managing and adapting to change. The company also implemented additional technology platforms, including Microsoft Teams to facilitate increased collaboration and interaction between team members.“Our commitment to technology takes many forms, including some that we didn’t necessarily plan for,” said Nancy Westlund, VP Operations. “The norm-shattering events of the past 12 months impacted us in many ways, not the least of which involved CRFS going from a somewhat traditional brick-and-mortar operation to a completely remote company literally in a matter of weeks.”Furthering a Commitment to Diversity and InclusionAs a company co-founded in 2002 by a talented and motivated woman, CRFS recognizes the critical role diversity, equity, and inclusion plays in any organization.“Our Talent Planning Program fosters an aspirational, results-oriented environment focused on aligning the needs of the company with the skills and career goals of our teammates,” said Sean Casher, VP Human Resources. “We encourage our employees to be active members of the communities in which they live and work, and we fully support local volunteer opportunities, including the United Way Day of Caring.”Building on initiatives like its Talent Planning Program, CRFS continues to offer meaningful advancement opportunities for its team.“One of our top priorities is continuing to operate an inclusive company where talented, motivated professionals choose to work,” Casher said. 16 days ago 1,109 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in D&I, Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Loss Mitigation, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

RTI Activist Saket Gokhale Moves Bombay High Court For Removal Of NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma

first_imgNews UpdatesRTI Activist Saket Gokhale Moves Bombay High Court For Removal Of NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Oct 2020 3:29 AMShare This – xActivist Saket S Gokhale has filed a civil writ petition before the Bombay High Court praying for directions to the Ministry of Women & Child Development to remove Ms. Rekha Sharma as its Chairperson for promoting anti-Muslim theory “love jihad”. The petition has been filed in the backdrop of a recent tweet of Ms. Sharma, whereby she claims to have met with the Governor…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?LoginActivist Saket S Gokhale has filed a civil writ petition before the Bombay High Court praying for directions to the Ministry of Women & Child Development to remove Ms. Rekha Sharma as its Chairperson for promoting anti-Muslim theory “love jihad”. The petition has been filed in the backdrop of a recent tweet of Ms. Sharma, whereby she claims to have met with the Governor of Maharashtra to discuss issues related to women safety and rise in love jihad cases. Objecting to the last part of the tweet that refers to “love jihad”, Gokhale submitted that Ms. Sharma has engaged in a “blatantly communal and divisive discourse” which casts aspersions on her ability to act in a non-partisan secular manner. “The invocation of “rising cases of love jihad” by the Chairperson of Respondent No. 2 when no such cases even exist points to a communal dog whistle policy which is intended to target the Muslim community, vilify inter-faith couples, and create discord in society,” he submitted. It is contended that there is no term called “love jihad” that exists under extant Indian laws nor have any such cases been reported by any central agencies of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. “This term is usually used in an informal context to refer to a baseless conspiracy theory that Muslim men are waging “jihad” (holy war) against Hindus by making Hindu girls fall in love with them with the sole intention of converting them to Islam,” he submitted. Reliance is placed on the Lata Singh v. State of UP & Anr., (2006) 5 SCC 475, whereby the Supreme Court had emphasized the need for protecting the parties to inter-caste and inter-religious marriages and held that “This is a free and democratic country, and once a person becomes major he or she can marry whosoever he/she likes.” Gokhale has further submitted that in addition to this particular incident, there are also old tweets of Ms. Sharma which are “extremely misogynist and sexist” for the purpose of making political attacks. Stating that Ms. Sharma’s tweets have violated rights under Articles 14, 21, and 25 by of the Constitution and therefore, she must be removed from the office of Chairperson I exercise of powers under Section 4. (3)(d) of the National Commission of Women Act, 1990. “The invocation of the term “love jihad” in official discourse by the Chairperson of Respondent no. 2 along with her old tweets which are extremely sexist and misogynist in nature prima facie show that the said person is incapable of acting in their position as Chairperson, NCW owing to her utter disregard for fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India as well as towards the ideas of secularism and pluralism. The Chairperson of Respondent no. 2 discussing “love jihad” with the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra in her official capacity is not a mere casual conversation but an indication of an official policy goal of demonizing inter-faith marriages that Respondent no. 2 intends to pursue,” the plea states. Next Storylast_img read more

Alibaug Sessions Court To Hear On Nov 9 Police Plea Against Denying Arnab Goswami’s Police Custody in Abetment Case

first_imgTop StoriesAlibaug Sessions Court To Hear On Nov 9 Police Plea Against Denying Arnab Goswami’s Police Custody in Abetment Case Press Trust of India7 Nov 2020 3:25 AMShare This – xThe sessions court at Alibaug in Maharashtra’s Raigad district will hear on November 9 the police’s revision plea challenging the magistrate’s order of judicial remand to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami instead of his police custody in a 2018 abetment of suicide case.The district sessions court at Alibaug passed the order on Saturday after it was informed that the Bombay High Court…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 sessions court at Alibaug in Maharashtra’s Raigad district will hear on November 9 the police’s revision plea challenging the magistrate’s order of judicial remand to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami instead of his police custody in a 2018 abetment of suicide case.The district sessions court at Alibaug passed the order on Saturday after it was informed that the Bombay High Court is presently hearing petitions filed by Goswami and two other accused in the case – Feroze Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda – seeking interim bail and challenging their “illegal arrest”.The police had in its application sought the sessions court to quash the lower court’s order and grant them custody of the three accused.Goswami was arrested on Wednesday morning from his Lower Parel residence in Mumbai for allegedly abetting the suicide of 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik. He was taken to the Alibaug police station and later produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunaina Pingle.Passing the order late on Wednesday night, the magistrate refused to remand the trio to police custody and sent them to judicial custody till November 18.The Alibaug police had sought 14 days’ custody of Goswami for interrogation.Goswami is presently kept at a local school, which has been designated as a COVID-19 centre for the Alibaug prison.In 2018, Anvay Naik and his mother Kumodini Naik had ended their lives over alleged non-payment of dues by the accused persons’ companies.In May this year, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had announced that he has ordered a fresh probe in the case after a complaint by Adnya Naik, daughter of Anvay Naik.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

A fourth office for Alexanders

first_imgAlexanders has opened a fourth office at Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The new office has undergone an extensive refurbishment at 12 The Green, a conservation area in the centre of this historic market town and joins their existing branches in Market Bosworth, Loughborough and West Bridgford, strengthening the Alexanders network across the East Midlands and for the first time incorporating a fully managed lettings service.Tom Smith, Area Manager at Alexanders, said, “We have rapidly earned a reputation throughout Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire as respected property professionals. Our ethos is to be honest, hard working, communicative, and to work with integrity for our clients. The addition of our new branch in Ashby-de-la-Zouch underlines our support for an extremely well thought of town with superb and quality housing stock in the area.Alexanders celebrated the grand opening of the new office with directors John and Jane Alexander. The Mayor of Ashby, Councillor Mike Ball was given the honour of cutting the ribbon to open the firm’s latest branch.John Alexander, Chairman said, “We are absolutely delighted to be in Ashby, a town I have fond memories of over many years. Further expansion is planned as we look forward to serving the people of Ashby with their property needs whether buying, selling, renting, or requiring survey or valuation work. Thank you to the Mayor Mike Ball for helping us with our opening.”Alesanders Alexanders new office Ashby-de-la-Zouch July 4, 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 » Agencies & People » A fourth office for Alexanders previous nextAgencies & PeopleA fourth office for AlexandersThe Negotiator4th July 20170528 Viewslast_img read more

HMS Diamond Returns Home

first_img HMS Diamond Returns Home On January 6 HMS Diamond left Portsmouth bound for the Gulf but in February the ship’s tasking changed.HMS Diamond proceeded to Limassol, Cyprus, where a handover with HMS Montrose was conducted. It was then that HMS Diamond became a part of Operation RECSYR (“REmoval of Chemical weapons from SYRia”).This operation marked the culmination of the diplomatic efforts to eliminate chemical weapons from the Syrian Regime and the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118, which called for the expeditious destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons programme.HMS Diamond spent much of her time escorting Danish and Norwegian merchant vessels, tasked with transporting chemical substances from Syria, as they sat in international waters waiting for each pick-up of containers holding the chemical substances.HMS Diamond’s Command Team was kept busy hosting a number of high profile visitors keen to understand the nature of Operation RECSYR including Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Francois and Rear Admiral Frank Torjahn, Admiral of the Danish Fleet and Commander Task Force 420 who left holding HMS Diamond’s ship’s company in high esteem.A key milestone within the operation was achieved on June 23 when the final pick-up of chemical weapons from Syria took place. This meant that the next phase of the operation could begin – to escort the remaining merchant vessel, the MV Ark Futura, to Giaio Tauro, Italy, where she would hand over most of her cargo to the USNS Cape Ray for destruction.This was completed on Wednesday July 2. The remainder she is bringing to the UK later this month where that part scheduled for destruction in the UK commercial facilities will be offloaded.On July 2, just under six months from having sailed from home port, and a little over four months from assuming tasking on Operation RECSYR, HMS Diamond’s mission completed when the MV Ark Futura entered Italian territorial waters.[mappress]Press Release, July 14, 2014; Image: UK Navy Authorities View post tag: UK View post tag: Portsmouth View post tag: europe July 14, 2014 View post tag: HMS Diamond Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Diamond Returns Home center_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic UK Navy’s HMS Diamond has returned home to Portsmouth Harbour after more than six months away on operations, taking part in the international task group providing force protection to merchant vessels transporting chemical weapons and substances – intended for use in manufacturing chemical weapons – out of Syria for destruction. View post tag: Naval View post tag: UK Navy View post tag: Returns Share this articlelast_img read more