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Rugby’s all-time greatest women’s XV

first_imgWaterman’s sidestepping skills are unparalleled and saw her flummox opponents during a 15-year Test career. She’s equally robust in defence, England coach Simon Middleton calling her “the bravest player I’ve seen on a rugby field”.14 Vanessa Cootes (New Zealand)No men’s team has scored four tries in a Rugby World Cup final; Cootes has achieved that feat single-handedly. She contributed half of New Zealand’s eight tries as they beat the USA 44-12 to be crowned world champions for the first time in 1998.Try machine: Vanessa Cootes evades a tackle during the 1998 final (Getty Images)In all she finished with an incredible tally of 43 tries in 16 Tests, including a record nine against France in 1996.That finishing ability sees her selected ahead of four other eminent wings: Magali Harvey, Patty Jervey, Lydia Thompson and Portia Woodman.13 Emily Scarratt (England)The only current international in our list, Scarratt’s class would shine in any era. She has been a regular in the England set-up – sevens and 15s – since 2008 and only recently turned 30, so will be fundamental to her country’s 2021 World Cup campaign.She scored 16 of England’s 21 points in their RWC 2014 final win over Canada, including the decisive try. Of the reigning World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year, Simon Middleton says: “I look at her skill-set and it’s probably more rounded than any player in the game – male or female.”12 Nathalie Amiel (France) Kiwi Kelly Brazier presented a strong case for the No 12 shirt. But we opted for Amiel, who first took the field for France in 1986 – aged only 15! Her Test career spanned a further 16 years, which included three World Cups and leading France to a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2002.Cap fits: Nathalie Amiel was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2014 (Getty Images)Amiel credits her early years playing against boys for developing her agility, saying: “I learnt how to avoid physical contact with my opponent as I quickly understood that if I came into contact with him, I’d have suffered. I developed my skills, my speed, my stepping.”11 Heather Moyse (Canada)Multi-talented is a good way to describe Moyse. She has represented Canada in rugby, track cycling and bobsleigh, winning two Olympic gold medals in the latter. She’s in this list for her rugby achievements, having been the top try-scorer at both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups (joint with Carla Hohepa in her second event).Her peak performance arguably came in the 2006 semi-final against England. Her willingness to counter from deep created Canada’s first try and her stepping ability enabled her to sit down several defenders as she scored her country’s second in a 20-14 defeat.10 Anna Richards (New Zealand)Karen Almond was ahead of her time when she wore England’s No 10 shirt in the Nineties, but Richards gets the nod at fly-half for the success achieved in her career – and the sheer length of it.She played at international level for two decades, making her New Zealand debut in 1990, and was integral to the Black Ferns’ four successive World Cup wins in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. She played every minute of all four of those finals – the latter aged 45!As well as the passing skills and vision all great fly-halves have, she was able to keep a calm head in pressure situations.9 Emma Mitchell (England)A founding figure in women’s rugby, Mitchell represented England on more than 50 occasions between 1988 and 2002, and was a 1994 World Cup winner. She also helped to set up the women’s arm at Saracens.Pass master: Emma Mitchell in action at the 1998 World Cup (Getty Images)Accurate service and strong running from the base were her hallmarks, while Stephen Jones wrote in The Sunday Times in 1998: “England women’s rugby is in her debt, beholden to an almost unique ability to be world-class as a player and quietly but devastatingly effective as an ambassador.”Black Ferns No 9 Kendra Cocksedge provided the strongest competition.1 Fiona Coghlan (Ireland)Under Coghlan’s captaincy, Ireland achieved unprecedented success, following up their first-ever Six Nations Grand Slam in 2013 with an historic victory over New Zealand at the 2014 World Cup and a best-ever finish at the global tournament of fourth. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby’s all-time greatest women’s XVComposite teams always provoke debate because selection is subjective. Comparing different eras makes things even more difficult because the game has changed so much over the years.Still Rugby World, in its 60th year, has picked an all-time greatest women’s XV, the best of the best since the first women’s International – Netherlands v France – in 1982.We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the following team…15 Danielle Waterman (England) Many names deserve mention: France’s Jessy Trémoulière, Niamh Briggs of Ireland, Black Fern Victoria Grant, England’s Paula George and Sue Day. Yet it’s another Red Rose who gets the nod. This article originally appeared in the July 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The long-serving loosehead won 85 caps, played in three World Cups and was central to the team’s progress from the mid-2000s to the highs of 2013-14.It’s her leadership that sees her pip the most-capped women’s player in history, Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Clark, who played 137 Tests for England, to the No 1 shirt.2 Farah Palmer (New Zealand)Having led the Black Ferns to three successive World Cup wins, in 1998, 2002 and 2006, Palmer was one of the first names selected in this all-star XV. The fact the national side lost just once while she was captain underlines her influence and impact.Icon: NZ’s national cup competition is now named after Farah Palmer (Getty Images)She played at a time when New Zealand’s Test schedule between World Cups was extremely limited – she won 35 caps in a ten-year career – but she ensured they peaked for the four-yearly showpiece and was one of the first women in World Rugby’s Hall of Fame.Kiwi Fiao’o Fa’amausili and France’s Gaëlle Mignot were also in the mix.3 Jamie Burke (USA)Such is her ball-carrying power and deft handling, Sarah Bern presents an extremely strong case for the tighthead berth. But we felt a bit more experience than her 23 years – and only four of them in the front row – was required.Burke is the most-capped US women’s player, packed down on both sides of the scrum and played in three World Cups. In 2003 she won the Woodley Award, which is given to the top college rugby player in America, and seven years later she was selected in the ‘Dream Team’ at the World Cup thanks to her “impressive work-rate”.4 Tara Flanagan (USA)A former basketballer, Flanagan formed the USA’s “locks from hell” partnership with Tam Breckenridge and helped the USA to lift the first-ever World Cup in 1991 (beating England 19-6) before finishing as runners-up three years later.These days Flanagan is a Superior Court Judge in California and back then she argued for second-rows to be valued members of a team, not simply seen as workhorses.“There is a myth that anyone who plays at lock can’t be an outstanding athlete,” Flanagan told Rugby News in 1992. “That is nonsense.”5 Liza Burgess (Wales)A legend of the game known to most as ‘Bird’. Having got her first taste of rugby at Loughborough University and been coached by Jim Greenwood in the 1980s, she went on to win 87 caps for Wales and captained her country in 62 of them.She played in four World Cups, coached in another two and achieved huge success at club level at Saracens, during which time she also introduced Maggie Alphonsi to the sport. On top of that, last year she became the first woman elected to the WRU board.England’s Jenny ‘TJ’ Sutton was also a strong contender for a berth in the second row.6 Casey Robertson (New Zealand)Robertson’s Test career started in the front row in 2002, but a neck injury saw the New Zealander switch to the loose forwards. She played in four World Cups, winning three, before a back problem forced her to retire.Power game: Casey Robertson breaks against England in 2013 (Getty Images)When picking her ‘Dream Team’ last year, former England centre Claire Allan named Robertson in her back row, saying: “(She) has been running over international No 10s her whole career.”More at home at No 8, we’ve switched her to blindside but she’ll still be able to produce those famed powerful carries.7 Maggie Alphonsi (England)“She reinvented the game in 2010. She changed a lot of perceptions on what female rugby players can do.” Those are the words of ex-England coach Gary Street – and, of course, he’s talking about Alphonsi.Her hard-hitting tackles, breakdown scavenging and relentless work ethic earned her the nickname ‘Maggie the Machine’ at RWC 2010. England lost that final, but Alphonsi became The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year and the first female recipient of the Rugby Union Writers’ Club Pat Marshall Award.Before retiring in 2014, she was able to add a World Cup gold medal to the seven Six Nations titles she had won.8 Gill Burns (England)Stephen Jones recently put Burns in top spot in his list of the most influential women in rugby, describing the former England captain as a “beacon for the sport when the women’s game struggled for credibility”.Gains in Spain: Gill Burns powers forward at the 2002 World Cup in Barcelona (Getty Images)She played in four World Cups, lifting the trophy in 1994, and is an iconic figure in women’s rugby, doing huge amounts off the pitch as well as on it to promote the game. She not only played in the match against Sweden in 1988 – her England debut – but organised it as well!She’s also been president of the RFUW, Waterloo RFC and the Lancashire RFU. A true pioneer.Let us know what you think of our selection and who would make your greatest women’s XV. Email [email protected] or get in touch via our social media channels. Who would make the ultimate female rugby side? We span continents and decades to pick a dream team Kicking on: England centre Emily Scarratt is the only current player in our XV (Getty Images) last_img read more

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House in Quinta da Marinha / Areacor

first_img “COPY” House in Quinta da Marinha / Areacor Portugal Year:  CopyAbout this officeAreacorOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCascaisHousesPortugalPublished on July 25, 2010Cite: “House in Quinta da Marinha / Areacor” 25 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream House in Quinta da Marinha / AreacorSave this projectSaveHouse in Quinta da Marinha / Areacor ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/69903/house-in-quinta-da-marinha-areacor Clipboard Save this picture!© Ricardo Meireles+ 24 Share Photographs ArchDailycenter_img Photographs:  Ricardo MeirelesText description provided by the architects. The house is situated in a luxury residential area overlooking the golf course at Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, Portugal, subject to restrictions imposed by the local rules, by the orientation of the lot and the house program.Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe challenge was to create, a solution that would allow the house to take the most of the golf course view and position itself to create an outdoor recreation area protected from wind.The solution was the development of the house in two main volumes: Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesThe ground floor with south/north orientation, bounded on the east side by a stone wall that separates the entrance area of all the remaining area.Another volume on the upper floor, were the bedrooms are, with a perpendicular orientation.At ground floor, stands a whole glass body, whose transparency allows visualization of the surroundings (golf course), and for those outside facing the swimming pool will be shielded from the prevailing north wind. Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesThe kitchen, living room, dining room and master bedroom are developed on the ground floor and access to garage, located on the lower floor will be facilitated by an elevator. The privacy of the bedroom and main bathroom located and oriented to the south, was assured with the deployment of a wall and water surroundings. Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesAll the flat roofs were made with a solution that creates a sealed “water box”, where it accumulates a continuous sheet of water that ensures harmonization of temperature variation between day and night and summer and winter. This system also allows the use of rain water, forming a natural reserve of water for irrigation. Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesThe introduction of an inner courtyard on the top floor provides interior of room’s solar exposure on east and west sides, since the main glazing of these rooms is exposed to the view from the north side. Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesAnother major challenge has been to establish a recreation area with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, being limited to the legal issues and aesthetics. The solution adopted, established this area in the basement floor, but ripping the ground sloping to the north and west allowed the space to present a natural light and garden views. Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesBy putting up the rooms facing north, the result of the south facade is not interesting and to change it, we specified mirrored glass, behind a fence of steel tubes arranged randomly. This railing and mirrored glass also ensures the privacy of this space since the day reflection of the glass and confusion tubes inhibit visualization of what goes on inside the house. At night, artificial lighting focusing on the exterior mirror glass, using LED lamps has the same effect. Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesThe entire access to the main entrance door to the house is done with concrete slabs placed on top of the water. Submerged spotlights placed under these slabs gives a very interesting effect at night.Save this picture!© Ricardo MeirelesProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Paysages en Exil / Nicolas Dorval-Bory + Raphaël BétillonArticlesTraveltime International Workshop in TurkeyArticles Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Cascais, Portugal Projects Houses 2009 Architects: Areacor Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/69903/house-in-quinta-da-marinha-areacor Clipboardlast_img read more

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Floating Houses in IJburg / Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/120238/floating-houses-in-ijburg-architectenbureau-marlies-rohmer Clipboard Housing “COPY” Projects The Netherlands Area:  10652 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg , Roos Aldershoff , Luuk KramerText description provided by the architects. Is it a boat? Is it a house? Is it romantic or is it pragmatic? It is a hybrid. It is not what you think it is. Seventy-five floating homes and waterside dyke houses in the private (rental and owner-occupied) sector.Building on the water is a different story. Save this picture!© Roos Aldershoff The Netherlands has a history of living close to water and of coping with its caprices. That means living on land protected by dykes, on mounds, on shore or floating. Only recently have floating homes been eligible as a significant solution to Holland’s modern housing needs. Canals with houseboats are of course a familiar sight in Dutch cities and one may find the occasional floating hotel or restaurant. But these are always individual units and bear more resemblance to boats than to houses. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgIn recent years, however, there has been an increase in the number of water-based housing developments that share more characteristics with land-based housing. These floating dwellings form part of an urban design. They are financially classified as immovable properties, and compete with land-based accommodation in their interior volume and comfort level. The new water-based developments can incorporate several forms of living with the water. Besides floating homes, they may include amphibious homes and homes that stand free of the water on mounds, dykes or other waterside situations. The IJburg district of Amsterdam is to have complete floating neighbourhoods, with jetties instead of paved footpaths and city plazas.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThe growing enthusiasm for living beside or on the water has two pragmatic motives. Firstly, rising sea levels and increased precipitation will make it necessary to dedicate ever larger areas of land to water storage basins and peak overflow zones. Secondly, some hold that there is already a crucial shortage of new building land. Not everyone shares that view, however: the strategic consolidation of existing towns produces a sharper urban/rural contrast, making many greenfield developments superfluous or even detrimental. Living – and working – on the water is in effect the multiple utilization of space. It is also a way of redeveloping obsolete dockland areas and flooded quarries. Another, more aesthetic, argument in favour of living on the water is that it fosters a feeling of liberty and of closeness to nature.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessJamie Oliver Food Truck / Rockwell GroupArticlesDesigning Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930sArticlesProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeArchitectenbureau Marlies RohmerOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingAmsterdamHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on March 20, 2011Cite: “Floating Houses in IJburg / Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer” 20 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/120238/floating-houses-in-ijburg-architectenbureau-marlies-rohmer Clipboard Photographs Floating Houses in IJburg / Architectenbureau Marlies RohmerSave this projectSaveFloating Houses in IJburg / Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer “COPY” Floating Houses in IJburg / Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer CopyHousing•Amsterdam, The Netherlandslast_img read more

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Day of Solidarity with Venezuela blasts U.S. threats

first_imgMarchers in New York join millions who reject U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.WW photo: Brenda RyanNew York — Shouting, “Venezuela is not a threat! Repeal the decree now!” activists rallied in Times Square on April 15 to demand that President Barack Obama keep U.S. hands off the Bolivarian revolution.The protest was part of the “International Days of Solidarity with Venezuela” called in response to Obama’s declaration that Venezuela is a threat to U.S. security. In the U.S., in addition to New York City, demonstrations were held in Milwaukee, Buffalo, San Francisco and Detroit from April 11 through 19.On March 5, Obama had issued an executive order calling Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” and announcing that the U.S. would be levying sanctions on Venezuela under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.Speakers at the rally noted the absurdity of this statement and pointed to the real threats people in this country face: police brutality, unemployment, low wages, poverty, and the lack of housing and education. They also noted the support that Venezuela has given to poor and working people in the U.S., including providing heating oil to people in the South Bronx and New England.The U.S. demonstrators added their voices to the millions around the world speaking out in support of Venezuela. One speaker reported that Venezuela has collected 13 million signatures from people around the world calling on Obama to retract the executive order, which these millions consider a prelude to invasion.On April 1, there was a “United Nations Day of Solidarity with Venezuela,” during which leaders from numerous countries condemned the U.S. decree and declared their solidarity with Cuba.And at the “Seventh Summit of the Americas” in Panama on April 10 and 11, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa criticized the U.S.’s hostility to Venezuela and voiced support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.The U.S. government has been working to overturn the revolutionary progress in Venezuela ever since the election of President Hugo Chávez in 1998, when the new government began to improve dramatically the standard of living for the poorest people. Now President Maduro is carrying on this legacy, with the support of political and mass organizations in Venezuela.In New York, people marched from Times Square to the statue of Simón Bolívar at 59th Street and 6th Avenue at the foot of Central Park. Bolívar, “the Liberator,” led the struggle that won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela from Spain in the early 19th century.In Buffalo, protesters gathered near Buffalo State College. Several people passing by stopped to express their appreciation for the rally and cars going by signaled their support.The National Call for Solidarity was endorsed by the International Action Center, the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, the Alliance for Global Justice, the United National Anti-War Coalition, Honduras USA Resistencia, and the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights.In Milwaukee the protest on April 19 was sponsored by the Milwaukee Anti-War Committee and supported by numerous labor-community organizations, including the Latin American Solidarity Committee, Fight Imperialism Stand Together, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement and Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Charges dropped against two journalists

first_img October 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Charges dropped against two journalists Reporters Without Borders notes that the authorities yesterday dropped charges of conspiracy and inciting violence against two journalists, Baboucarr Ceesay and Abubaccar Saidykhan, who were detained for four days last month.They were arrested after calling for a peaceful demonstration against the execution of detainees under sentence of death.”This decision is logical and reassuring because the charges against these journalists were absurd,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope the authorities will now also drop a charge of ‘seditious publication’ against Ceesay in a separate case.”Reporters Without Borders also urges the authorities to lift the suspension of two newspapers, The Standard and Daily News, without delay.More information about the two journalists and media freedom in Gambia.Photo : Baboucarr Ceesay et Abubaccar Saidykhan GambiaAfrica News News Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder to go further Follow the news on Gambia August 6, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img News Help by sharing this information Organisation GambiaAfrica Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom January 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Survey Says. . .

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Survey Says. . . About Author: Joey Pizzolato Survey Says. . . in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago ARM Federal Housing and Finance Administration FHFA Freddie Mac FRM Mortgage Rates 2017-06-29 Joey Pizzolato Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Top 5 Cities With Greatest Home Purchase Power Next: Fannie Mae Makes the Grade Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago June 29, 2017 1,371 Views  Print This Post Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Freddie Mac recently released its mortgage rate numbers for the week ending on June 29, reporting year-over-year gains. On a weekly basis, 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, and 5-year treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage fluctuated depending on the loan type. The 30-year fixed rate fell this week, down from 3.9 percent to 3.88 percent. This time last year the FRM averaged 3.48 percent. Similarly, the 15-year FRM was up compared to last year, at 3.17 percent—a figure unchanged from last week—compared to 2.78 percent. The 5-year ARM was the only loan type that saw an increase from last week’s rate of 3.14 percent to this week’s rate of 3.17 percent. According to the report, all three loan types have been on a primarily downward trend since April and average 0.5 point. Freddie Mac will release its next weekly mortgage rate index on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The FHFA reported that nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages decreased from April to May, according to several indicators of new mortgage contracts. At 3.87 percent for loans closed in late May, in April the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders Index was down 10 basis points from 3.97 percent. The average interest rate on all mortgage loans was 3.90 percent, which is down 8 basis points from 3.98 in April.Interest rates on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages of $424,100 or less was down 7 basis points from 4.04 in April at 3.97 percent while the effective interest rate on all mortgage loans was 4.02 percent in May, according to the FHFA. This is down 8 basis points from 4.10 in April.  Effective interest rates account for the addition of initial fees and charges over the life of the mortgage.Up $3,900 from Aprils $311,600, the average loan amount for all loans was $315,500 in May. FHFA is set to release their June index Thursday, July 27, 2017. Tagged with: ARM Federal Housing and Finance Administration FHFA Freddie Mac FRM Mortgage Rates Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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MJ Akbar v. Priya Ramani: Delhi Court Notes That SC Directions Refer To Expediting All Cases Involving MPs/MLAs [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMJ Akbar v. Priya Ramani: Delhi Court Notes That SC Directions Refer To Expediting All Cases Involving MPs/MLAs [Read Order] Karan Tripathi26 Oct 2020 12:26 AMShare This – xWhile refusing to transfer MJ Akbar’s criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to any other court, the Delhi Court has noted that the Supreme Court’s directions in Ashwini Upadhyay case refer to expediting all cases involving legislators, and not just cases filed against them. District & Sessions Judge Sujata Kohli noted that the word ‘involving’ in Supreme Court’s…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?LoginWhile refusing to transfer MJ Akbar’s criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to any other court, the Delhi Court has noted that the Supreme Court’s directions in Ashwini Upadhyay case refer to expediting all cases involving legislators, and not just cases filed against them. District & Sessions Judge Sujata Kohli noted that the word ‘involving’ in Supreme Court’s directions shall be interpreted to include not just cases which are filed against legislators, but all cases which involve MPs/ MLAs. The court was addressing a matter concerning the transferring of MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani to some other court at the tail end of the proceedings. The matter came before the said court after the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, who has been hearing this case for past 2 years, informed both the parties that it cannot continue to hear this matter anymore. ACMM Vishal Pahuja cited apex court’s directions in the matter of Ashwini Upadhyay v. Union of India to note that the Rouse Avenue court, which is a special court for MP/MLA cases, can only hear matters which are filed against the legislators and not by the legislators. Opposing the transfer of the defamation proceedings to a different court, Senior Advocate and Akbar’s counsel Ms Geeta Luthra argued that going by the underlying object of the said order of the Supreme Court, i.e. to clear the names of the MP/MLAs involved in any criminal cases or in any accusations of moral turpitude, the said case also deserves a priority to be tried by this Special Court. Ms Luthra further argued that neither the Supreme Court’s directions nor the notification of the Delhi High Court no other matters can be assigned to the MP/MLA courts and they cannot try any other case. While considering all the facts, the court noticed that there’s a minor difference between the Supreme Court’s directions in the Ashwini Upadhyay case and the Delhi High Court’s notification dated 23/02/18. While the former uses the word ‘involving’, the latter says that only the cases filed ‘against’ the legislators can be entertained. The court took recourse to purposive rule of interpreting statutes to hold that: ‘Applying the settled legal principles above discussed in detail, to the order of Hon’ble Supreme Court in ‘Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay v. UOI and Anr.’ case, it is very clear that the underlying object appears to be that the names of the MP/MLAs involved in any criminal cases should be cleared away fast and the decisions should be rendered expeditiously, either way, so as to remove the blot/shadow against the name and reputation of an MP/MLA while he sits in Parliament/Assembly, if it is clearable. In case, he is found guilty, then also the decision should be expeditious, so that he should not be occupying a seat in the parliament or assembly.’ In light of this observation, the court remanded the case back to ACMM Vishal Pahuja for concluding the remaining proceedings.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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President outlines creative agenda

first_img Comments are closed. President outlines creative agendaOn 26 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Socpo will be an agenda-setting organisation for HR professionals in localgovernment and help shape Government policy, claimed its new president at theannual conference last week. Francesca Okosi, who is also HR director of Brent Council, said she wouldimprove the links with the Government to create an influential voice for localgovernment HR. “Under my leadership Socpo is going to wade in and take action in thisarena. This will mean more than just influencing and lobbying, it means beinggrown up enough to come up with new ideas and approaches and then be able toget them accepted and implemented. “Carping is out. Creating is in,” said Okosi at the Socpoconference in Scarborough. Okosi claimed that Socpo became much better networked over the last year –especially with the Employers’ Organisation and the Society of Local AuthorityChief Executives – and she promised to build on this. “There has been a downgrading of HR in local government over recentyears and this is a real opportunity to move ourselves back up,” she said.”Now more than any time in the history of modern local government, goodpeople management will make the difference. Change is happening all around us –some painful – and as experts in people management we should be in the thick ofit.” She said, for example, that Socpo would put a lot of effort into influencingthe regulations that will come out of the recently released White Paper, StrongLocal Leadership – Quality Public Services. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Will it work? Auction house launches ‘buy it now’ Ebay-style service

first_imgHome » News » Will it work? Auction house launches ‘buy it now’ Ebay-style service previous nextProducts & ServicesWill it work? Auction house launches ‘buy it now’ Ebay-style serviceProperty site set to revolutionise private treaty sales with new instant property purchase ‘Secure Now’ platform launch.Sheila Manchester14th June 20191 Comment1,610 Views A property platform best known for online property auctions has moved to offer instant property purchases as part of their service expansion.UnderTheHammer, a property sales website with a nationwide network of estate agents, property buyers, and sellers, has introduced ‘Secure Now’ to its platform, which they say is aimed at making property transactions instant, more secure, and transparent.Sellers and agents are able to list properties for a fixed price at their discretion. Buyers are then able to go online and purchase the property immediately at any time, and pay an exclusivity deposit in order to secure the property.There are then fixed time scales to exchange and complete on the property transaction, with 28 days to exchange and a further 28 days to complete – providing clarity, speed, and time for buyers to secure financing and avoid issues in the transaction process.Sales revolutionThe platform has introduced ‘Secure Now’ alongside changes to their auction process to provide a quicker, fairer, and more transparent property auction transaction as UnderTheHammer looks to revolutionise the culture of buying and selling properties both at auction and online.Thomas Gilday, an Auction Specialist at UnderTheHammer, says that the advancements come as a natural evolution, using what the company has learnt so far, “In the last year, Under The Hammer has worked with hundreds of agents, property sellers, and buyers. In that time, we’ve learnt from comments, reviews, and suggestions from all three on how we can improve the service and drive forward the property revolution.”“At our core is speed, security, and transparency. The changes to our auction platform, and the exciting introduction of our ‘Secure Now’ service, will help us improve the property buying and selling process in these areas even more.”“With our Secure Now service, we’re able to offer immediate security of the transaction for our sellers, whilst also allowing for buyers to make an instant decision to purchase a property at any time, day or night.”Thomas Gilday Under The Hammer Secure Now property sales website Sheila Manchester June 14, 2019The NegotiatorOne commentMichael Leyton, littlewoods estate agents littlewoods estate agents 14th June 2019 at 11:45 amHang on…”Instant Property Purchase” 56 days from agreeing a sale? I presume said sale is still subject to contract and survey in the normal way then? Is that what they call instant? Sounds like Purplebricks and their Commisery again! So, in which case no greater transparency than any other traditional method of sale. The only difference is an organised end date and frankly not much quicker than the current traditional method. Anyone can fix an on or before closing date, some corporate agents have been doing that since God was a boy…and that’s not rocket science or a property revolutuion. So, who is this fantastic new system actually meant to benefit? Does the bidder have to be chain free? can they secure a proposed purchase before selling their own home ? Do their finances need to be in place before bidding, to prove they are not wasting everyone’s time ? would be great to know …more info pleaseLog in to ReplyWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Brendan Bayliss And Jeff Austin Will Bring Back 30db For One Show Only

first_imgA few years ago, Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee and Jeff Austin–at the time a member of Yonder Mountain String Band–formed a new musical project called 30db. The project was a great outlet for the two songwriters, even if it only lasted for a short period of time. After unofficially parting ways in 2012, the pair performed a show under the 30db moniker last winter in Chicago. Now, one year later, 30db is back, with a show at Schuba’s, also in Chicago, slated for December 22nd.This is sure to be a special night of music from two of the scene’s best songwriters. For more information and to purchase tickets to the show, click here.last_img read more