West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: Mumbai Indians (MI) Kieron Pollard’s…

first_img Cricket IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan CricketSri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kunal Dhyani – March 4, 2021 West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: – Over –  5.1 Dananjaya to Pollard, SIX runs Pollard goes down on one knee and slogs this length ball over long-on. There was a shout of catch it but Pollard cleared the boundary by some distanceWest Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: – Over – 5.2 Dananjaya to Pollard, SIX runs This time muscles it into the sightscreen. Too full from Dananjaya this time and Pollard just latched onto thisWest Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: – Over – 5.3 Dananjaya to Pollard, SIX runs Another hat-trick of sixes. Fuller and a touch wider but it makes no difference to Pollard, who smashes it over wide long-off. Pollard isn’t worried by those quick wicketsWest Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: – Over – 5.4 Dananjaya to Pollard, SIX runs Make that four in a row! What a bizarre day for Akila Dananjaya, who has been clubbed for four successive sixes after a hat-trick in the previous over. Was a length ball around off and Pollard slogged it over deep midwicket. He hit it with the spin and it keeps sailingWest Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: – Over – 5.5 Dananjaya to Pollard, SIX runs Whoa! Five sixes in five balls for Kieron Pollard. This is carnage. A length ball outside off, Pollard rocks back and uses all his power to launch it straight over the bowler’s headWest Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: – Over – 5.6 Dananjaya to Pollard, SIX runs No, it doesn’t. Kieron Pollard has smashes six sixes in an over here. Yuvraj Singh has got company finally. Fired in on to pads and a chip, just a mere chip and it flies over the deep midwicket boundary. A bow from Pollard to acknowledge the collapse from his team-mates WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Cricket Previous article76ers vs Jazz Results:76ers beat Jazz 131-123 in close encounterNext articleSri Lanka Women Cricket captain Chamari Athapaththu shoots ‘Big Girls’ campaign for Red Bulls Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket Cricket Cricket West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: Mumbai Indians (MI) Kieron Pollard’s 6 Sixes In an over; Watch Video – Kieron Pollard has become the only second batsman in the T20Is to hit six sixes in an over. He achieved the feat during the first T20I against Sri Lanka in Antigua. This Day That Year: Australia thrashed Pakistan to lift their 2nd World Cup title PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlight: Mumbai Indians (MI) Kieron Pollard’s 6 Sixes In an over; Watch Video WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… Cricket Cricket Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Facebook Twitter WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Ajinkya Rahane brings up 150 for India; IND 150/4; follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo TAGSIPL 2021Kieron Pollard’s 6 SixesMIMumbai IndiansWI vs SL Highlight SHARElast_img read more

ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) Q12010 Presentation

first_imgScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke)  2010 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileWPP-ScanGroup Limited is the largest marketing and communication group in the Africa sub-region with leading advertising agencies and media houses falling under the holding company name. These include Ogilvy & Mather, SCANAD, JWT, BluePrint Marketing, GroupM, MediaCom Africa, Mindshare and MEC. Public relations companies include Ogilvy PR and H+K Strategies; marketing research agencies include Millward Brown; specialty communication agencies include Roundtrip and Geometry Global; digital companies include OgilvyOne, Squad Digital and SCANAD Digital. WPP-Scangroup has expertise in advertising, media investment management, advertising and marketing research, public relations, digital advertising and communications marketing strategy. WPP-ScanGroup has a presence in 25 countries in sub-Sahara Africa and majority-owned offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It has minority-owned operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP in 2013 and the company changed its name to WPP-Scangroup Limited in 2015. WPP-ScanGroup Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Tropical Storm Earl: 8:00 PM Update

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSTropical storm Previous articleApopka Teachers Shop with a CopNext articleKicks 4 Guns comes to Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea, the first named storm in the Atlantic since late June.Earl is expected to rack toward Belize and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where strong winds and heavy rainfall will be threats late Wednesday into Thursday. Current indications are that the chance of a direct impact on the U.S. from is low.Earl was named late Tuesday morning after a Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance mission found that an area of low pressure had formed.Tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches have been issued for parts of the Yucatan Peninsula, from Punta Allen, Mexico, to the Belize/Guatemala border. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for Honduras from Cabo Gracias a Dios westward to the Honduras/Guatemala border, including the Bay Islands. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Sukhumvit 91 House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

first_imgArchDaily Area:  898 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907380/sukhumvit-91-house-archimontage-design-fields-sophisticated Clipboard 2018 Manufacturers: COTTO, Casarocca, Guardion, [email protected], MT aluminium, TOAInterior Designer:Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedLandscape Designer:Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedArchitect In Charge:Cherngchai Riawruangsangkul, Akeanan Janeium, Suphot Klinaphai, Thanakit Wiriyasathit, Wuthikai ArponkulCity:BangkokCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. In the middle of Sukhumvit Soi 91 where business area connects to Bangkok eastern suburb, a two-story house of 898 square meters on the plot of 150 square wah land stands for a family of four, which may extend to six in the future. Considering the size of this property, utility space, including separate cleaning area for two housemaids on one side beside neighboring apartment, is spacious.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooThe house faces to northeastern. The width of a street in front of the house is 6 meters, rather narrow when compared to the house scale. This controls the building and positioning of a garage for six cars to run along the street for the convenience of the drivers. This property also has a mid-sized swimming pool and a small garden with a mid-sized tree. The roof of the garage is large enough to serve as an outdoor, multifunctional space for various activities. A tabernacle at one end of a swimming pool and a gym at the other end is connected by a long corridor, creating a volume of the entire place with a swimming pool as a center and house court.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooSince former residence of this family is a quiet condominium with a high level of privacy, serene atmosphere is needed for their new home too. The house is designed with a closed-off plan to maintain supreme privacy for busy townspeople. The wood lathe is used as main construction material not only for its durability and easy maintenance but also for its capacity to create a warm atmosphere. The structure of the house highlights lightness and transparency through upper and under planes, light roof and floor, and large mirror. The tone of tile and artificial stone creates a mood of harmony and calmness.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooProject gallerySee allShow lessDowntown Studio / Luís PeixotoSelected ProjectsEdge House / KARO ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Sukhumvit 91 House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907380/sukhumvit-91-house-archimontage-design-fields-sophisticated Clipboard Architects: Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Thailand Projects Photographs:  Chalermwat Wongchompoo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Chalermwat Wongchompoo+ 44Curated by María Francisca González Share Sukhumvit 91 House / Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedSave this projectSaveSukhumvit 91 House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated CopyHouses•Bangkok, Thailand CopyAbout this officeArchimontage Design Fields SophisticatedOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangkokThailandPublished on December 11, 2018Cite: “Sukhumvit 91 House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated” 11 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

San Antonio activists take on phony cop ‘unions’

first_imgSan Antonio — Black Lives Matter activists in San Antonio came out April 16 and 17 to demand an end to police killings of Black and Brown people, nationally and locally. The first demonstration, sponsored by the San Antonio Coalition for Police Accountability, Fix SAPD and others, was focused on Proposition B. This referendum on the May 1 ballot would cancel collective bargaining rights for so-called police “unions,” eliminating contract provisions that shield cops from discipline or firing — even for the most horrendous acts. Activists, including members of several unions, picketed outside the San Antonio Central Labor Council’s meeting. Shamefully, the SACLC opposes Prop B — to the point of going door to door to urge people to vote it down. That very day, San Antonio cops had killed two people sitting in their car during a traffic stop. The scores of people gathered at a park in the Black community to demand justice for Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, along with all the San Antonio Police Department’s victims. Pictured here is Deborah Bush, whose nephew Marquise Jones was killed by SAPD cops.— Report and photo by Shelley Ettinger FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Authorities asked to return equipment seized from Kantipur FM in police raid

first_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Receive email alerts October 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities asked to return equipment seized from Kantipur FM in police raid RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the seizure on 21 October of equipment from radio Kantipur FM by police acting to enforce a 9 October ordinance tightening a crackdown on the press and banning radio news broadcasts. The loss of the equipment is preventing Kantipur FM from broadcasting in 16 eastern districts of Nepal.The press freedom organisation said it was outraged by this new police campaign against Nepal’s FM stations, which recently began broadcasting news again after an initial ban imposed in February.“We call for the immediate return of all of Kantipur FM’s equipment so that the station can resume broadcasting throughout the country,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By attacking the radio station of the Kantipur press group, the spearhead of criticism of his government, King Gyanendra is trying to intimidate all the radio stations that refuse to be gagged.”Three dozen policemen and technicians raided Kantipur FM’s premises in Kathmandu at around 11 p.m. on 21 October, seizing a encoder, a satellite modem and a digital recorder used to send all the programmes by satellite to an antenna in Bhedetar, from where they are relayed throughout the country’s 16 eastern districts. A few hours before the police raid, the station was visited by information and communication ministry officials who notified the management that it was not complying with the recent ordinance which, among other things, banned radio stations from broadcasting from two different places. The station’s staff said they would need a written order to suspended broadcasting.Kantipur FM filed a motion on 23 October with the supreme court requesting the return of its equipment and challenging the 9 October ordinance. At the same time, at a ceremony marking Kantipur FM’s seventh anniversary, Kantipur chairman Hem Raj Gyawali described the seizure as “naked robbery.” A senior information and communication ministry official meanwhile summoned all FM radio station executives and ordered them to stop news broadcasts. Despite the threat of reprisals if they fail to comply with the ban on news broadcasts contained in the ordinance, radio station owners have so far refused to comply.Most Nepalese radio stations observed two minutes of silence at 7 p.m. on 23 October in a show of protest against the latest developments.Reporters Without Borders gives its full support to the commercial and community FM radio stations in their campaign against government censorship. The Save the Independent Radio Movement has been nominated for the 2005 Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Prize. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Follow the news on Afghanistan Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information News News News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

OC spring concert

first_img Previous articleCOLLEGE BASEBALL: Big inning dooms UTPB against Tarleton StateNext articleECRW luncheon admin Twitter OC spring concert Facebook By admin – April 17, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Local News Facebook Odessa College musicThe Odessa College Concert Band will bring its spring concert to the stage of Deaderick Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. today.Selections include music based on traditional dances, in addition to music from composers George Gershwin, Robert Russell Bennett and Arturo Marquez.Admission is free and the concert is family friendly.last_img read more

Florida Court Re-Examines Foreclosure Attorney’s Fees Case

first_img Tagged with: Florida Law Nationstar in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News In the case of Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Glass, the Florida Supreme Court judge recently issued a ruling withdrawing its January 4, 2019 opinion. The Fourth District Court of Appeal originally held that the borrower who prevails on standing by arguing the lender is not a proper party to foreclose the note and mortgage, cannot then turn around and use that same note and mortgage to recover fees. This was reversed on Thursday.The original case saw borrower Marie Ann Glass seeking attorney fees from plaintiff Nationstar Mortgage LLC after the dismissal of a foreclosure suit against her. The Florida Supreme Court originally sided with Glass, who argued that Natiostar was not party to the mortgage contract and therefore could not bring a foreclosure suit. Glass won that suit, but began to recoup her court fees.“Because our case law is clear that a voluntary dismissal of an appeal renders the opposing party the prevailing party for the purpose of appellate attorney fees, and because Nationstar maintained its right to enforce the reverse mortgage contract in its appeal until the dismissal, we quash the decision below,” said Justice Peggy Quince in referring to the original decision.Burr & Forman LLP reports that the Florida Supreme Court withdrew its opinion in Glass finding that it improvidently granted jurisdiction in the case since the Fourth District’s opinion in Glass did not actually conflict with any other Florida District Court of Appeal opinion.The Florida Supreme Court alleges that under some circumstances a lender could be taxed fees even though a borrower prevails on a defense predicated on standing. Additionally, the Florida Supreme Court found that the lender in the Glass case was a party to the note and mortgage, despite the case’s dismissal at the trial court level, and so the lender could be taxed the borrower’s attorney’s fees. According to JD Supra, due to the reversal, and “absence of jurisdiction”, a new ruling from the Florida Supreme Court on this issue is not expected soon.According to Roy Diaz, Managing Shareholder at SHD Legal Group P.A., this reversal is “a very interesting turn of events”.”The Florida Supreme Court saw a major shift earlier this year with the appointment of three Justices who replaced Justice Barbara Pariente, Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince, each having reached mandatory retirement age,” Diaz told DS News. “The outgoing Justices were considered liberal in their views and were replaced by Justices who are viewed as conservative. In his appointment, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) made it clear that he prefers a philosophy of judicial restraint as opposed to ‘judicial activism’. In reversing the January 4, 2019 opinion due to lack of jurisdiction, the Court has re-set the issue which will find its way back to the Court eventually. When it does, it will be evaluated by a very different Judiciary who many believe constitutes the most conservative Florida Supreme Court in decades.” Home / Daily Dose / Florida Court Re-Examines Foreclosure Attorney’s Fees Case Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Florida Law Nationstar 2019-04-19 Seth Welborncenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: 5th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Servicing Violations Suit Next: The Week Ahead: Carson, Insiders to Discuss Housing Economy April 19, 2019 3,579 Views  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Florida Court Re-Examines Foreclosure Attorney’s Fees Case Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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. last_img read more

Sahara-Birla Case Echoes In Hearing Of Anil Deshmukh’s Petition In Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesSahara-Birla Case Echoes In Hearing Of Anil Deshmukh’s Petition In Supreme Court Radhika Roy8 April 2021 7:18 AMShare This – x The Sahara-Birla matter of 2017 echoed in today’s proceeding pertaining to the challenge posed by Maharashtra Government and former Home Minister of the State Anil Deshmukh against the Bombay High Court direction for a preliminary inquiry by the CBI into the allegations raised by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for…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?Login The Sahara-Birla matter of 2017 echoed in today’s proceeding pertaining to the challenge posed by Maharashtra Government and former Home Minister of the State Anil Deshmukh against the Bombay High Court direction for a preliminary inquiry by the CBI into the allegations raised by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Deshmukh, drew parallels with the 2017 case wherein a Division Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy had held that documents from Sahara-Birla offices indicating an alleged pay-off to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other public servants, were not cogent enough to direct for a Court-monitored independent investigation. In that case, the Court had held that enquiry cannot be ordered on the basis of documents which are not admissible in evidence. Sibal submitted that in the instant case, the question was whether a CBI inquiry could be ordered on the basis of a mere statement of Parambir Singh, which was not substantiated. He stated that Singh had no personal knowledge and the statement had no evidentiary value; it was merely hear say. “It is not his case that he has any knowledge. His case is that this statement was made by the Home Minister to Patil, who then to Bhujhbal, who then talked to Waze, who told me. On this basis, a CBI inquiry was ordered against me. There is no evidentiary value. It is not prima facie reliable and is therefore not admissible”, argued Sibal. As the statement of Singh was merely based on hearsay, Sibal contended that going by the precedent set by the Sahara-Birla case, enquiry could not have been ordered. “In that case, despite entries being present, the Court did not allow an investigation because the entries were not in regular books of account and they require prima facie evidence. That was the principle by 3 Judges of this Court. In this case, the statement was made based on hearsay. Can that be counted?”, submitted Sibal. In response to Justice Kaul’s observation that the facts being cited by Sibal were on a different footing, Sibal contended that he was on the principle and that the inquiry ordered had to be based on a legal principle. Before concluding, Sibal observed that “it would be a sad day in the country” if the Court upheld the order in this manner. The Bench of Justices SK Kaul and Hemant Gupta, however, dismissed the Appeals on account of the nature of allegations and persona of the individuals involved, and upheld the Bombay High Court decision, in departure from the Supreme Court’s order in Common Cause. In the 2017 case, a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had ruled that mere documents indicating an alleged pay-off to the Prime Minister would not be enough to accept the plea for a Court-monitored independent investigation. During this case, the then Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi had relied upon the Jain Hawala case to contend that documents by themselves could not be admissible evidence. 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

“Brick wall after brick wall after brick wall”

first_img James Baratta Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: ITHACA N.Y. — Even as affordable housing projects in the City of Ithaca continue to be built, and human services agencies do their best to provide assistance, many are still left looking for a place to live. Whether that means applying for temporary housing assistance (THA) or finalizing a lease for a rental, those looking to get off the streets or into a more stable environment are up against a lot in the City. Applicants must navigate high-cost rentals, varying forms of discrimination and an outright lack of available (and affordable) units. The search for affordable housing remains a winding endeavor for those experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness—a seemingly “open secret” in Ithaca. Barriers to housing accessCurtiss Robinson is a 42-year-old who has been experiencing homelessness for several months. He recently migrated to Ithaca from Delaware and has been trying to find a place since. Robinson has a type of housing voucher, through the Emergency Solutions Grant, though not the better-known Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. He collects disability as a result of musculoskeletal issues, which prevent him from working labor-intensive jobs. Robinson is in recovery from drug addiction, and although he struggles with mental health issues like depression and anxiety, he has been following through with his outpatient treatment plan through REACH Medical. Curtiss Robinson in the OAR office sharing his binder with housing provider contact lists, medical documentation and personal information (James Baratta/the Ithaca Voice)“It’s been brick wall after brick wall after brick wall,” Robinson said. “I started looking for somewhere to go to because I’m not used to doing the homeless thing.”According to Haley Romero, housing coordinator at Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR), Robinson calls at least five housing providers each week and shares his progress with the Department of Social Services (DSS). Robinson frequently refers to housing lists to contact landlords—one of these lists is from DSS. “Out of that whole list, one or two places had openings but they don’t accept social services and they don’t accept Section 8,” he said. “I’m like, what are we supposed to do?” At least several Section 8 recipients have found themselves in this predicament; for them, housing in Ithaca is either not available or not affordable. This is despite New York State’s recently enacted Lawful Income Non-discrimination Act of 2019, which prohibits landlords from discriminating “against renters in making housing decisions based on their use of a voucher or a rental subsidy.” The lists that DSS and other social service agencies provide are meant to help to streamline the housing search for unhoused people, and the agencies themselves are not at fault for the lack of available housing. Yet, the discrimination that Robinson mentioned persists.According to Kevin Bambury, an attorney specializing in housing discrimination for LawNY—a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance across Western New York—there are a number of places in Ithaca that do not accept Section 8 and other forms of lawful income. “The way we see it is there’s a lot of denial, an outright denial, of people with Section 8 vouchers,” he said. “There’s a denial [of people] with benefits, Social Security benefits or public assistance, and a lot of times there’s monetary […] requirements that landlords came up with to keep Section 8 individuals out of their apartments.”Those monetary requirements may look like requesting one’s credit score. Lawful income includes child support, alimony, Social Security, veterans’ benefits, foster care, public assistance and housing assistance at the federal, state and local levels. Bambury has three active cases against housing providers in Tompkins County. Two of these providers are suspected of violating the Lawful Income Non-discrimination Act of 2019. LawNY® engages in an array of public service projects like the Fair Housing Enforcement Project. Bambury and others are involved in the Project investigating and working to mitigate housing discrimination through legal action. “I think it’s a fairly serious issue,” Bambury said. “It’s all over the state, and specifically in Western New York, it’s (happening) in every major city, every town.”According to the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR), housing discrimination is an issue statewide. Since the passage of the Act, DHR has received 169 complaints of source of income discrimination from across the state, which is 19 percent of the overall housing complaints during that time period—15 of which have already resulted in settlements with over $50,000 in monetary benefits to complainants. DHR released guidance on source of income discrimination to make it clear to housing providers how the law applies to them and that housing discrimination will not be tolerated. The Lawful Income Non-Discrimination Act of 2019 is fairly new. And while there are some independent landlords who have refused to modify their rental practices, others lack an understanding of the Act and what it means for their housing decisions. “Part of the issue is in getting landlords educated,” Bambury said. “If somebody’s just becoming a landlord, they’re not necessarily gonna know this right away […] so there’s kind of a push to get landlords educated on this so they won’t do that.” A rundown of Section 8 In Tompkins County, there are two agencies that issue HCVs — Ithaca Housing Authority (IHA) and Tompkins Community Action (TCAction). They run their programs separately and are not affiliated with one another. As of May 1, 2021, both agencies have a Leasing Percentage of 98 percent. In other words, the overwhelming majority of Section 8 recipients in the County have used their vouchers this year. “Even though these numbers change monthly, my team has really done an amazing job,” IHA Section 8 Coordinator Megan Wiiki said. “[We] worked hard to lease up well above our average.” There are approximately 1,000 people receiving subsidies through the IHA voucher program; TCAction has 1,120 people enrolled in the HCV program. Although HCVs expire after 60 days, Section 8 providers have been known to grant extensions to those who need them. Vouchers also can’t be used for rooming houses, which are temporary living spaces available through rapid rehousing programs. Agencies like IHA and TCAction prioritize vulnerable groups including homeless youth, families with children in foster care, homeless families, individuals experiencing homelessness due to COVID-19 and people fleeing domestic violence. To do so they utilize the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) — a local information technology system managed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) — to collect housing and services data. In essence, HMIS helps determine where applicants end up on housing waitlists. Danielle Harrington, director of energy services at TCAction, denoted the role of HMIS in connecting people with affordable housing. “It’s the gateway to other supportive housing programs,” Harrington said. “You’re going to have one conversation with somebody rather than apply to 11 different programs, and then the program is going to reach out to you when there’s an opening.”HMIS involves what is known as a Coordinated Entry System, which is a tool that categorizes applicants by their vulnerability score. This rating determines where someone will land on housing waitlists. Harrington said that, pending other eligibility criteria, an applicant’s vulnerability index could mean the difference between a 6-month and a 3-year wait. It can take anywhere from 24 to 36 months for an individual to receive a voucher after applying for one. According to TCAction, all vouchers issued by the HCV program are to be used in Tompkins County for the first 12 months of receiving housing assistance. However, Section 8 recipients have had difficulty accessing some affordable housing complexes due to waitlists that may exceed this 12-month period. Through TCAction, there are currently 515 vouchers being utilized in the City of Ithaca to date—46 percent of the total vouchers issued by the agency’s program. “The newly issued voucher holders do find it challenging to utilize the voucher assistance due to a low vacancy rate in the county,” TCAction Housing Program Director Tonia Landon told The Ithaca Voice via email. “Many of the larger complexes (…) have waitlists of upwards of 1-2 years. As a result, many find it easiest to remain in the same apartment they had before receiving housing assistance.”“A low vacancy rate means there are no units available to lease, so more families and individuals find themselves housing insecure,” she continued. “It also makes the available units much more competitive and pushes rent prices up.” Moreover, the purpose of the work carried out by agencies like IHA and TCAction is to maximize state and federal dollars they recieve — in turn helping more people in addition to the thousands who are already assisted in Tompkins County.  center_img Tagged: affordable housing, economy, housing, ithaca, Section 8 “Our goal at Ithaca Housing Authority is to help as many extremely low-income individuals and families as possible with the funding that is provided,” Wiiki said. “Our Agency and the Section 8 team (have) been working hard to reach out to applicants weekly, to help find units (and) fill out applications (…) so they can successfully find a unit to lease up and receive subsidy.”Although this seemingly streamlined system has proven to be effective, there are some unhoused people who still struggle to access dignified housing — some waiting as long as three years before moving into a living space. Affordable ≠ AccessibleThis year, Gov. Cuomo doubled funding for the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP) within the FY 2021 Executive Budget. The program, which creates more housing for individuals and families who are homeless and unable to secure adequate housing without assistance, now has a budget of $128 million. Affordability, though, depends on location as well as the overall income of a specific neighborhood — this is known as area median income, or AMI. Liddy Bargar, coordinator of housing initiatives at the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County (HSC), explained that Ithaca’s AMI is “pretty high.” In Ithaca the area median income is $34,424 — well above the poverty line, which for a single person is an income less than $13,000 and even for a family of five is still less than the AMI in Ithaca. “People hear ‘affordable housing’ and they think ‘low-cost housing,’ but in a community where the AMI is actually pretty high it doesn’t necessarily translate,” she said, making the problem more acute in Ithaca. The lack of decent, affordable housing in the City has caused some homeless and housing insecure people to relocate to outlying areas like Groton and Lansing. As a result, they have struggled to find employment opportunities and are increasingly reliant on public transportation. Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) has been adapting to the City’s affordability problem. For more than 40 years, the agency has prioritized long-term community investment in an effort to circumvent Ithaca’s high AMI. Of the rentals listed on their website, all accept Section 8 HCVs, and the majority of the units in INHS’s portfolio utilize these vouchers. Although INHS is not part of the HMIS system, it sets aside high-quality rentals for community members who are either at risk of or are currently experiencing homelessness. Strategic Communications Manager Justina Fetterly said that INHS fills these units by referrals from other agencies working with unhoused people. “INHS is expanding affordable housing opportunities with future community development projects which include Cayuga Flats (2021) and Founders’ Way,” Fetterly told The Ithaca Voice in an email. “Affordable housing providers circumvent Ithaca’s AMI by utilizing housing solutions that ensure low-to moderate-income households pay only 30 percent of their income on housing.” In an evaluation of affordable housing units, The Ithaca Times reported that units “closer to the 80 percent AMI range are usually affordable for those in the working/middle class, while units closer to the 30 percent range are meant to be affordable for lower-income residents.” Projects being built across the city billed as “affordable” can oftentimes simply meet the 80 percent threshold, excluding many in need of actual affordability. Hence, the agency’s aforementioned goal of developing housing solutions. Location is another key factor that influences affordability. Looking at analysis tools like the Housing and Transportation index by the Center for Neighborhood Technology, and previous reporting again by The Ithaca Times, transportation costs factor in significantly to how much money it actually takes to live somewhere. “We’ve seen our extremely low-income families are being pushed out of the City to rural locations where they are unable to access program providers, work and find safe childcare due to lack of reliable transportation,” Tonia Landon of TCAction said. 38-year-old Russell Murphy has been experiencing housing insecurity since 2000 and moved to Ithaca in March 2021 before relocating to Groton in April. He has been working as a custodian downtown and uses Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) to get to work. Groton residents are typically car-dependent and have very limited access to public transportation and jobs. Murphy said that he struggled to find housing in the City. “They say they full, they say that they don’t got no room, they saying all kinds of stuff,” he said. “So I [ended] up moving away to Groton because that’s the only spot I can find at the moment.”“Some of them don’t accept the voucher,” Murphy added. “Some of them want cash up front.” Mr. Robinson had a similar experience. Haley Romero (left) informs Curtiss Robinson (right) review the status of his SNAP benefits (James Baratta/the Ithaca Voice)“No one ever looks at the struggles that we go through when we are making these phone calls,” he said. “If it was more affordable and [there were] more places that […] accept social services/Section 8, it would be a lot easier on us.”Murphy, Robinson and others are up against a lucrative college-rental market in their search for housing, as some independent landlords prefer to rent to college students because it’s more profitable to do so. “We’re just behind the curve”Rentals in Ithaca are in need of long-term, cost-effective investments that expand affordable housing projects and reduce HMIS waitlists. Chris Teitelbaum is the program supervisor of St. John’s Community Services (SJCS), which operates Ithaca’s homeless shelter. He alluded to structural factors in the City’s economy that favor high-yield individuals. “We have a very functional […] industry that keeps people afloat but is not well-designed at getting people to thrive, mainly because of the limitations in moving folks into the overall economy,” Teitelbaum said. “We’re just behind the curve,” he continued. “To have the same conversation […] year after year after year after year […] just means that, for some reason, perhaps unconsciously, we’ve made a collective agreement not to solve this problem when this problem is entirely solvable. I think on a societal level we’ve accepted an outdated norm.” Teitelbaum identified the need for more permanent solutions to homelessness and housing insecurity like incentivizing the County to gradually reduce the number of individuals using emergency shelter, especially seasonal programs like Code Blue. WRFI Community Radio reported that the County’s budget for Code Blue saw a 300 percent increase between 2015 and 2019, jumping from $69,300 to $1.3 million. As crucial as the Code Blue budget is in ensuring the safety of homeless and housing insecure people during the winter, the annual increases in funding seem to be putting a band-aid on Ithaca’s affordability problem. Liddy Bargar of HSC said that it was disheartening to see so many people in emergency shelter because their basic needs are only temporarily being met. She explained that it would be more cost-effective to invest in long-term solutions that sufficiently address homelessness and housing insecurity. “It costs about $100 a night to serve somebody in emergency shelter,” Bargar said. “[After] 30 nights, they could be living in City Centre—that’s $3,000 a month.” Agencies use federal, state, county and local funding to facilitate emergency shelter. It should be noted that none of these resources have led to an overspending on the county’s homeless population. Rather, this indicates an underspending on constructive solutions to homelessness and housing insecurity. “I value the work of my partner agencies and work diligently to foster collaboration and communication across agency lines,” Bargar said. “One of my primary goals is to break down silos to better serve people experiencing homelessness.” Kevin Bambury echoed the need for cost-effective housing solutions. “Homelessness for everybody is way more expensive (than) keeping people in apartments,” he said. Community members like Teitelbaum have called on the County and City to make additional long-term investments so that the demand for housing can be met. However, the availability of affordable housing largely depends on “state and federal tax incentives to finance the projects,” local reporting suggests. This has led many developers to compete with one another for tax credits. Just last month, the state awarded funding to Park Grove Realty to develop the Carpenter Park project—a hybrid complex offering 42 units of affordable housing. At this time, it remains unclear how many other affordable housing developers will see state and federal funding in the coming months.Although he has not yet been able to find housing, Curtiss Robinson has continued to search for a place to live. He explained that acquiring a suitable rental is crucial to his recovery because it is often more challenging to avoid exposure to drug-use in rooming houses and on the streets. Robinson said that, moving forward, he will do his best to stay hopeful and maintain his personal faith in God. “I know that eventually something will give,” Robinson said. “All I can do is smile (…) and push on with what I gotta do.” For more information on the Lawful Non-Discrimination Act of 2019, please see the guidance and FAQ made available by DHR. If you believe that you have been discriminated against by a housing provider with regard to your lawful source of income, you can file a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights. A complaint must be filed with the Division within one year of the alleged discriminatory act. For more information on filing a complaint visit the Division’s website at https://dhr.ny.gov, or call the Division’s toll-free HOTLINE at (844) 862-8703. James Baratta is an intern at the Ithaca Voice. Connect with him on Twitter @_barattata More by James Barattalast_img read more