Richie McCaw turns down Royal Wedding invite

first_img McCaw keeping busy with some community work while out injuredDavid Beckham will be there, Martyn Williams is keen (but the Blues play the Dragons that night) and Brian O’Driscoll is on list but All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has become one of the first people to turn down an invitation to Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton.About 1900 guests have been invited to the wedding at Westminster Abbey in London on 29 April and McCaw is one of the first to say no as he’ll be in the middle of the Super 15 season with the Crusaders. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – MARCH 25: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw high-fives with young students at New Brighton Catholic School on March 25, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) center_img McCaw says, to tvnz.co.nz, he needs to concentrate on recovering from his foot injury and getting back on the field, adding  “things may have been different” had it not been a World Cup year.An unscientific viewer poll on TV ONE’s Breakfast showed 45% of respondents thought McCaw should have accepted the invitation.last_img read more

OCSO warning of residential scam

first_img Scam Alert: Residential burglaries tied to “distraction scam” From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeAccording to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, there have been multiple distraction-scam burglaries to residences throughout the central Florida region.There have been 10 cases since March so far within Orange County, occurring county-wide and during daytime hours. The elderly are targeted.Here’s what happens: a suspect knocks on the victim’s door posing as a county employee, landscaper, or some kind of laborer seeking permission to inspect the victim’s yard.The victim allows access to the property and both the suspect and the victim are outside in the yard for approximately 20 minutes.During this time, the suspect is on his phone/radio/walkie-talkie, possibly communicating with a second suspect that is inside of the residence stealing property.When the suspect leaves, the victim realizes that property is missing from within the residence.Please be aware of any suspicious laborers asking to do some form of yard work in your backyard. Ask for credentials if someone claims to work for the county or a lawn-maintenance company.Make sure to always lock your residence and notify the authorities of any suspicious behavior.There have been different suspect descriptions, but the majority of the descriptions are of a White or Hispanic male, late 20s/early 30s, dark hair and dark eyes, 5’4”-5’8” tall, approximately 180 lbs. The suspect vehicle descriptions include a white pick-up truck, a white (possibly Nissan) SUV, a silver station wagon, and a tan 4-door sedan (Nissan or Honda Accord). In the most recent case, the suspect was missing some teeth on the upper and lower portions of his mouth.There is a Crimeline reward for any information. Call 800-423-8477. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s OfficeScam Alert Previous articleApopka CRA still making simplistic movesNext articleOrange County School District and Classroom Teachers Association sign tentative agreement Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Gelukstraat / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten

first_img Belgium Gelukstraat / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/216130/gelukstraat-dierendonck-blancke-architecten Clipboard Architects: Dierendonck Blancke Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Gelukstraat / Dierendonck Blancke ArchitectenSave this projectSaveGelukstraat / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten Year:  Products used in this ProjectLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionSave this picture!diagramsText description provided by the architects. A very small plot in the centre of ghent. The client wants an extension of his house that borders the building plot, and an apartment to rent. On the ground floor we provide an atelier connected through a small courtyard with the owner’s house and entrance to the parent apartment. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinGiven the very limited surface, circulation is minimized by placing the stairs to the upper floor in the living space. To maximize as much as possible the useful surface of the apartment, a very thin cladding is opted. So the whole volume is covered with a 2mm thick PVC-film.Save this picture!sectionProject gallerySee allShow lessTheater of Cachan Proposal / O-S ArchitectsArticlesLavance Shade Screen / Benjamin Hall & Michael LavanceArticles Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 24 Share 2011center_img “COPY” Photographs:  Filip Dujardin Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/216130/gelukstraat-dierendonck-blancke-architecten Clipboard Projects Area:  89 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Ghent, Belgium CopyAbout this officeDierendonck Blancke ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesGhent3D ModelingBelgiumPublished on March 19, 2012Cite: “Gelukstraat / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten” 19 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Gelukstraat / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten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

Shino / Kimura Matsumoto

first_imgArchDaily Projects 2012 CopySave this picture!© Yuko TadaText description provided by the architects. The mountainside property is surrounded by vast rice paddies and fields for growing vegetables, and a narrow waterway winding around them. Between these fields are scattered houses and sheds. On what was previously a rice paddy, we planned to build a one-story house to be lived in by our coworker’s family of four.Save this picture!© Yuko TadaFirstly, we placed a 17 x 10 m roof in the middle of the property. Next, by keeping a 14 x 6.4 m one-span steel frame slightly angled, in order to support the roof, we were able to construct a large single structure.Save this picture!© Yuko TadaAnd then, below the structure, we placed floor, nested rooms, furniture and curtains, giving a direction, respectively. They are surrounded with the frame which consisted of thin steel materials, exterior walls made of wood and glass. Solid steel props, of exterior walls made of wood and glass ( 32 x 50 mm ) or of curtains ( 30 x 30mm ) are large in number, so the dimensions of them are small. In contrast, square tubular steel columns ( 250 x 250 mm ) supporting the large roof are few in number, yet we can recognize the direction of this space by their large dimensions. Save this picture!© Yuko TadaIn regard to how the flow of water has characterized this area, people have built their sheds, houses, electrical wires, and managed tree windbreaks, and fields. From simplifying these specific natural land formations and following coordination of people’s lives in the area, we composed environmental elements. Based on the characteristics of these environmental elements, we composed fitting architectural elements.Save this picture!© Yuko TadaThis space has revealed itself as not only having the characteristics of a house, but having those of a landscape. Through this project, we planned the situation of “living in an environment,” rather than, “living in a house.”Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessSYN City ExhibitionEventKotor Architectural Prison Summer SchoolEvent Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/361370/shino-kimura-matsumoto Clipboard Year:  2012 “COPY” Area:  118 m² Area:  118 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Kimura Matsumoto Area Area of this architecture project Housescenter_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKimura MatsumotoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWakayamaHousesJapanPublished on April 18, 2013Cite: “Shino / Kimura Matsumoto” 18 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore 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 stream photographs:  Yuko TadaPhotographs:  Yuko Tada+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/361370/shino-kimura-matsumoto Clipboard Year:  Photographs Shino / Kimura Matsumoto Shino / Kimura MatsumotoSave this projectSaveShino / Kimura MatsumotoSave this picture!© Yuko TadaHouses•Wakayama, Japan Japanlast_img read more

El Palmar / David Cervera

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” El Palmar / David CerveraSave this projectSaveEl Palmar / David Cervera El Palmar / David Cervera “COPY” Save this picture!© David Cervera+ 59 Share CopyHouses•Chuburná, Mexico Manufacturers: Cemex, Blu Albercas. German Salazar, Mosaicos La PeninsularLighting:Daniel CerveraAluminum Windows And Kitchens:Betzabe Mena y Fernando HerreraCity:ChuburnáCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David CerveraRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcorePorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. The palmar is a project of a summer house, located in the Port of Chuburna Yucatan Mexico.Save this picture!© David CerveraWith a very small program since it only has a room kitchen living area and swimming pool.Save this picture!© David CerveraAs a first objective, we thought to locate the house at the bottom of the land to the south side as in the adjacent houses (in the whole context) the houses are crisscrossed to the front and leave the backyard unused.Save this picture!© David CerveraIn this case, it was invested to leave to the front of the house the palm trees that were in the place.Save this picture!© David CerveraSave this picture!© David CerveraAlso, they are in the north air, better lighting ventilation and visuals. It is a simple scheme of 3 spaces looking to the north a semi-open terrace, a living area with kitchen that extends the space with an outside terrace that approximates to the palm trees and integrates with the swimming pool and the bedroom a little more private to the east.Save this picture!© David CerveraMaterials used in the region, the finish on the walls is Chukum (a finish made with the roots of a tree called Chukum) is A waterproof material that does not wear paint. The floors are white polished concrete apprehended with compacted mosaicsSave this picture!© David CerveraProject gallerySee allShow lessSydney’s Brutalist Sirius Building Saved from Demolition after Court RulingArchitecture News7 Top Teams Shortlisted in Competition to Design Centre Pompidou BrusselsArchitecture News Share Houses 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876284/el-palmar-david-cervera Clipboardcenter_img Architects: David Cervera Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Mexico Projects Photographs:  David Cervera Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876284/el-palmar-david-cervera Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeDavid CerveraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChuburnáMexicoPublished on July 25, 2017Cite: “El Palmar / David Cervera” 25 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore 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

Barts Charity launches campaign to raise awareness of trauma injuries

first_imgBarts Charity launches campaign to raise awareness of trauma injuries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 3 October 2018 | News Barts Charity has launched its 2018 Trauma Appeal, with the aim of raising £1 million for research and treatment to help trauma patients.According to the charity, physical injury – or trauma – to the body kills 46 people in the UK every day but receives less than 1% of medical research funding.To raise awareness of this fact, as well as funds, the campaign tells the stories of the charity’s trauma ambassadors, including MP Stephen Timms, who was stabbed by one of his constituents. The charity is also releasing three short videos showing the journey of a typical trauma patient.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBUKfdrmfkg[/youtube] Tagged with: Fundraising ideas video 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. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmnxUi2VgOc[/youtube] Advertisement The charity is showing the videos across the Barts Health Trust and The Royal London Hospital, which is the head of the North East London and Essex Trauma Network, where 3,000 trauma patients are brought for treatment every year.There is also a Facebook and web advertising campaign, which sees the videos and gif adverts appear across the web, in particular targeting those who have recently visited one of the hospitals, and Barts Charity is also working with its media partner, the Sunday Mirror, and other national press, to spread awareness of trauma on a national scale.Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Trauma Sciences, said:“Trauma is a growing issue and we are now faced with tackling the challenge of an increasing number of cases in London year on year. Every day in London, a severely injured person survives traumatic injury that would have died 10 years ago. This is only because of the advancements in trauma research and care that have been made to date.“There is so much more we need to do to reduce death from trauma and improve the quality of life for those that survive. The Barts Charity Trauma Appeal aims to increase awareness of this growing disease and raise vital funds for it.”  190 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  189 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Brazil: Manaus TV anchor ambushed, threatened

first_img RSF_en July 28, 2020 – Updated on July 29, 2020 Brazil: Manaus TV anchor ambushed, threatened to go further Organisation News “We urge the authorities to conduct an exhaustive and transparent investigation in this attack in order to identify not only the perpetrators but also those who may have instigated it,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “We remind the Brazilian state of its obligation to protect journalists, who are often the targets of violence in Brazil.” Braga was ambushed on the evening of 23 July on his way home from the headquarters of the Diário de Comunicação media group, where he hosts Record News TV’s “Amazonas Diário” programme. As he drove down one of the city’s biggest avenues at around 9 p.m., his car was rammed by another vehicle, from with two men got out and proceeded to punch and threaten him. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Brazilian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into a physical attack on Alex Mendes Braga, a TV news anchor in Manaus, the capital of the northern state of Amazonas, and to provide him with protection. Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Brazil is ranked 107th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information AmericasBrazil Protecting journalists Conflicts of interestFreedom of expressionViolence RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more In his news broadcasts, Braga often makes cutting comments about irregularities being reported in the state administration, and he recently mentioned a federal police investigation into possible fraud and overbilling for hospital equipment that had been ordered to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. April 15, 2021 Find out more News Braga reported that, in the course of threatening him, one of his attackers said: “You tell too many stories during your programme.” This reinforces the hypothesis that the attack was a reprisal for his work as a news anchor, possibly for one of his latest revelations. Cameraman Laurismar Ribeiro Sampaio Filho, who was with him in the car, confirmed that the assailants threatened Braga. Follow the news on Brazil AmericasBrazil Protecting journalists Conflicts of interestFreedom of expressionViolence News Receive email alerts Reportslast_img read more

Popular Pasadena Restaurant Asking For Help Via GoFundme

first_img Subscribe HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Teddy Bedjakian, owner of Edwin Mills by Equator in Old Pasadena, has started a Gofundme campaign to keep his business going.“I never assumed I would see myself asking for people’s help but this Covid 19 has affected me dearly,” Bedjakian posted about his campaign. “The State of California has abandoned the small business owner and the PPP and the SBA loans have put me in further debt.”Edwin Mills by Equator, formerly known as Equator, has been in operation since 1996.Earlier this month, just before the state’s order forcing restaurants to shut down all operations except for takeout and delivery went into effect, Bedjakian opted to take care of his workers and gave all the money he had made on sales to his staff so they could have money for Christmas.The stay-at-home order was supposed to last for three weeks but on Tuesday was extended indefinitely.That was three months ago and now Bedjakian is hoping to raise $80,000 to pay his employees in advance and cover his bills until March.Restaurants have been hit particularly hard by the health orders enacted to combat the virus.A survey released in September by the National Restaurant Association revealed that during the six months after the first shutdown, one in six restaurants — or a total of 100,000 establishments nationwide — closed either permanently or long-term.In a move to provide some assistance to restaurant owners, the city began allowing outdoor dining provided restaurants followed COVID restrictions.But once the second surge hit, L.A. County shut down all dining except for pickup and delivery. Pasadena was able to allow outdoor dining to continue via a directive from its own health department.Local restaurants saw a boom during that brief time as they were the only restaurants allowed to legally operate in L.A. County.However, despite being allowed to open for outdoor dining, the city’s restaurants were again forced to shut down due to the state order.To donate to the Edwin Mills by Equator campaign visit:https://www.gofundme.com/f/edwin-mills-fights-for-staff-and-rent?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR1S-95crioeqo5grlH09tdTrxPJE-X7ViqzOjhGuSzgSTEITJhpfgoH0ZA Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Popular Pasadena Restaurant Asking For Help Via GoFundme Edwin Mills by Equator owner raising funds for bills, payroll By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 | 2:54 pm More Cool Stuff Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Real Estate and Criminal Activity: Creating the Perfect Storm

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Home / Commentary / Real Estate and Criminal Activity: Creating the Perfect Storm Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: email Fraud mortgage Property real estate Technology About Author: Kosta Ligris Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago email Fraud mortgage Property real estate Technology 2019-02-08 Radhika Ojha Related Articles Technology has contributed to incredible innovations that have changed the way we work and live. But just like a coin with two sides, there are always risks associated with any behavioral evolution. We touch technology every day and it has made us more efficient, more connected, and more available than ever. The younger generation is so connected to devices that they tend to avoid interacting with others over the phone or in person. We are evolving into a culture with new terms such as “data snacking” or “info-snacking”–essentially we are processing so much information that our attention span keeps narrowing to the point that data, information, and communications are processed in seconds and minutes. In fact, Microsoft concluded years ago on a widely publicized study that the average American’s attention span is eight seconds. I am not entirely sure I agree with that, but I am a firm believer that our attention spans keep getting shorter. So what types of implications does this growing reliance on technology pose to the real estate industry? Real estate professionals work hard. As a matter of fact, I tell people that this isn’t a career, it is a lifestyle. We take calls at night, put deals together on Sunday, speak at events on Saturday morning, and excuse ourselves to talk to clients in the middle of family functions. It never ends–and the criminals are on to us. They know we rely on mobile devices, skim emails, and that we are super busy on Friday. Wire scam emails create a sense of urgency; sometimes they have poor grammar, they tell us they will be tied up with a client and can’t talk on the phone. It all makes sense to us because we are constantly working and running to keep up. I have heard stories of fraudsters actually calling a title company pretending to be an angry seller looking for a wire. Sound familiar? I have seen them circulate a draft settlement statement that not only looked real—but was a decent representation of the transaction that the fraudster had hacked. Our technology, short attention span, and obsession for customer service have created the perfect storm for a frightening rise in criminal activity in real estate. We want to respond to emails faster than our competitors, we want to get a wire sent and move on to the next file, and all along we are processing information at unnatural and unsustainable speeds. Criminals know this – and that is why only a real fool would risk robbing a bank. The payout potential of sitting at a computer sorting through data online and in the dark web is the new “stick-up.” What can we do? Slow down. Take a minute to verify the sender of an email. Look for suspicious behaviors and activity. Fight back by disarming criminals from their weapon of choice—our constant need to move fast. When I present on cybersecurity and real estate fraud, the prop I bring with me is a telephone. The audience laughs at the presenting of a device that makes “phone calls” where you can talk to other humans on the other end. But who gets the last laugh when fraud is perpetrated through these devices? center_img Previous: Back From the Brink of Foreclosure Next: The Week Ahead: Getting to Know FHFA Nom Mark Calabria February 8, 2019 2,420 Views in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Kosta Ligris is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO and Founder of the Ligris Companies, a collection of professional services, real estate, consulting, and tech companies. Ligris has represented and consulted for some of the nation’s largest banks and real estate companies. He also mentors, advises and invests in startups in fintech, proptech, and blockchain that are disrupting the real estate and title insurance verticals. Real Estate and Criminal Activity: Creating the Perfect Stormlast_img read more

SC To Consider On August 10 Plea Against Offence Of ‘Scandalizing The Court’ Under Contempt Of Courts Act

first_imgTop StoriesSC To Consider On August 10 Plea Against Offence Of ‘Scandalizing The Court’ Under Contempt Of Courts Act LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Aug 2020 9:59 PMShare This – xA Supreme Court bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and K M Joseph will consider for admission on August 10 the writ petition challenging the constitutionality of the offence of ‘scandalizing the court’ under Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.The petition filed by N Ram (former Editor and Managing Director of ‘The Hindu), Advocate Prashant Bhushan and…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?LoginA Supreme Court bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and K M Joseph will consider for admission on August 10 the writ petition challenging the constitutionality of the offence of ‘scandalizing the court’ under Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.The petition filed by N Ram (former Editor and Managing Director of ‘The Hindu), Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Arun Shourie (former Union Minister) challenges the provision as vague, arbitrary, subjective and leading to violation of fundamental right to free speech.Notably, the petition was filed following the contempt proceedings taken against Bhushan over two of his tweets about the Chief Justice of India and the Supreme Court. On August 5, the SC reserved orders on the contempt case.SC bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud & K M Joseph to consider on August 10 the plea challenging constitutionality of the offence of “scandalizing the court” under Section 2(c)(i) of Contempt of Courts Act.The petition has been filed by N Ram @nramind , @pbhushan1 & Arun Shourie pic.twitter.com/9FjpSjP8IU— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 6, 2020The petitioners argue that the provision : fails the test of over-breadth. abridges the right to free speech and expression in the absence of “real and tangible” harm. creates a “chilling effect” on the free speech and expression.”The impugned sub-section is unconstitutional as it is incompatible with preambular values and basic feature of the Constitution. It violates Article 19(1)(a), is unconstitutional and incurably vague, and is manifestly arbitrary”, reads the petition filed through Advocate Kamini Jaiswal.The petitioners state that the offence is “rooted in Colonial assumptions”, which have no place in a democracy. The provision is highly subjective, inviting greatly different readings and application. Thus, the vagueness of the offence violates Article 14 which demands equal treatment and non-arbitrariness. “For instance, in P N Dua vs P. Shiv Shankar , the respondent was not held guilty of scandalising the court despite referring to Supreme Court judges at a public function as “antisocial elements i.e. FERA violators, bride burners and a whole horde of reactionaries” on account of the fact that he was Law Minister. However, in D.C. Saxena vs Chief Justice of India, the respondent was held guilty of criminal contempt for alleging that a Chief Justice was corrupt and that an F.l.R. under the l.P.C. should be registered against him”, the plea states. The provision is also challenged as violative of Article 14 on the ground of “manifest arbitrariness”, on the basis of principles laid down by the SC in Shayara Bano (Triple Talaq case) and Navtej Johar (decriminalization of homosexuality).In 2013, the United Kingdom, had abolished the offence of scandalizing the judiciary as form of contempt of court based on UK Law Commission’s recommendation that the law was vague and not compatible with freedom of speech.Next Storylast_img read more