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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares When I last covered Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL) shares in late October, I said that the stock wasn’t a ‘buy’ for me just yet, despite the fact that I thought the long-term story was attractive. My concern was that there was downside risk due to the role the company played in the Woodford Equity Income debacle.Last week, however, when the shares tanked 8% on Friday’s half-year results, I couldn’t resist adding a few more shares to my position in the FTSE 100 company. 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For example, CEO Chris Hill said: “We are confident that the diversified nature of Hargreaves Lansdown, our continued investment where we see opportunity and market-leading client offering, mean that we are well placed to help our clients prosper, whilst delivering strong and sustainable returns for shareholders.”The company also said that it’s “excited” by the structural growth opportunity in the UK savings and investments market and that it remains confident in its ability to deliver sustainable growth through the cycle.Solid resultsWhile the market clearly didn’t like Friday’s results, I thought they were pretty solid given the challenging backdrop last year (trade wars, UK general election, Brexit uncertainty, Woodford). Revenue for the period was up 9% while diluted earnings per share increased by 12%. Active clients jumped 50,000 to 1,274,000.It’s also worth noting that the group increased its interim dividend by a healthy 9% (versus a 2% rise last year). This is another signal that management is confident about the future.All things considered, I thought the share price fall of 8% on Friday was excessive, so I went against the herd and topped up my holding. I paid around 1,750p per share, which equates to a forward-looking P/E of about 30 (falling to 27 using next year’s consensus forecast). A high valuation, no doubt, but the company is worth a premium in my view, as it’s extremely profitable.RisksOf course, there are risks to the investment case here.One major risk is the threat of low-cost competition. In the US, there are now many online brokers that offer commission-free (or very low cost) stock trading, and these kinds of companies are beginning to arrive in the UK. I think at some stage Hargreaves will have to reduce some of its fees to remain competitive and this is likely to hit profit margins.Another risk is that the Woodford affair has a long-lasting impact on the group’s reputation.Overall, however, I’m bullish on the long-term outlook for Hargreaves Lansdown. While the stock is a little out of favour, I’m a buyer. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 | More on: HL I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Los ciudadanos dominicanos y haitianos deben tener autorización previa para poder ingresar a Panamá, según decreto del presidente, Juan Carlos Varela. El Ministerio de Seguridad Pública encargado del Servicio Nacional de Migración no dio detalles ni razones, para tal medida que no ha sido recibida con beneplácito por ambos países.Robert Robinson, que por más de 20 años sirvió como oficial ejecutivo del Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia Episcopal, ha fallecido a la edad de 88 años. Robinson dirigió el Fondo con integridad y sabiduría pese a los vaivenes de la economía nacional. Uno de sus anécdotas favoritas era en la que un obispo le preguntó porque tenía que retirarse ya que se encontraba fuerte y con buena salud. Robinson le contestó con una corta nota: “Porque ha llegado a los 72 años de edad. Además, los cánones de la iglesia no dicen que usted debe retirarse, sólo que debe renunciar a su jurisdicción”.Clark Waddoups, juez distrital del Estado de Utah ha decidido anular parte de la ley de poligamia porque según él viola “la libertad religiosa”. El fiscal general de Utah ha anunciado que apelará la decisión. En Utah la mayoría de sus habitantes pertenece a la Iglesia de los Santos de los Últimos Días (Mormona). En este estado la poligamia no es permitida desde 1890.El obispo Leopoldo Frade de la Diócesis de Sureste de Florida, se restablece en San Pedro Sula, Honduras, de una operación para reparar los meniscos en ambas rodillas. Lo operó el cirujano ortopédico que está encargado de asistir a un equipo de futbol de Honduras. “Mi única objeción es que ese no es el equipo de mi preferencia”, dice el obispo con su proverbial sentido del humor.VERDAD. Nuestro auxilio está en el Nombre del Señor. Salmo 126 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Por Onell A. SotoPosted Sep 4, 2014 Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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En la ciudad oriental de Luhansk hay frecuentes encuentros. Rusia ha instado a los militares de Ucrania a retirarse de los centros de población civil en el este, pues alegó que los separatistas de la región no se desarmarán por temor a perder la vida. El presidente de Ucrania, Petro Poroshenko, ha dicho que miles de soldados rusos están en el este, ayudando a los separatistas. Hay posibilidades de un conflicto mayor.El papa Francisco ha enviado “saludos fraternos” a los participantes de un sínodo de las Iglesia Metodista y Valdense que se celebró a fines de agosto en Torre Pellice, cerca de Turín en Italia. En una carta el pontífice dice en parte: “Pido al Señor que conceda a todos los cristianos progresar en el camino hacia la plena comunión” para dar testimonio del Señor Jesucristo y ofrecer la luz y fuerza de su evangelio.Según informes oficiales en Nicaragua hay entre 10 y 15 muertes violentas todos los fines de semanas en accidentes de tránsito y homicidios. La Red de Mujeres de Lucha contra la Violencia informa que recientemente se han cometido 72 asesinatos de mujeres. Una reunión reciente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos Romanos trató el tema y dijo que “no debe confundirse la justa pena que el culpable debe pagar con el odio y la venganza” porque así se generaría más violencia. Por otra parte, se sabe que Nicaragua está pasando por una severa crisis económica.Alberto Cutié ha sido nombrado sacerdote a cargo de la Iglesia St. Benedict en Plantation, una comunidad culturalmente diversa y entre las más activas de la diócesis del Sureste de la Florida. Su predecesor, Robert Deshaies se jubiló el 1 de septiembre después de casi 20 años en la parroquia. Ambos fueron sacerdotes de la Iglesia Católica Romana, antes de ser recibidos como miembros y sacerdotes de la Iglesia Episcopal. Enhorabuena. 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Photo: Jeanie Munn[Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry attended a historic event for the Diocese of Mississippi that was brought into being by four Jackson churches and one Vicksburg church as they organized services to honor and commemorate the legacies of Mississippi civil rights activists Medgar Evers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.St. Mark’s, St. Christopher’s Church of the Ascension, St. Alexis, and All Saints in Jackson observed their annual racial reconciliation service that focuses on the life of Medgar Evers. The event was held at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson.Evers, who was assassinated on June 12, 1963, was Mississippi’s first field secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Shortly after Evers’ death, President John F. Kennedy asked Congress to write a comprehensive civil rights bill that was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson a year later.In an interview prior to the Saturday service at the cathedral, Curry said that he wanted to thank the people of the Diocese of Mississippi for their continuing commemorations. “The older I get,” said Curry, “the more I am aware that the struggle must continue because our job is mastery over it [racism], not its mastery over us. When you go to sleep and forget about it, then the various forms of racism and bigotry all creep back up on you.”St. Mary’s, Vicksburg, and the Episcopal churches of Warren County, hosted a service on Sunday, June 12, at the Vicksburg Convention Center commemorating the lives and witness of “James Chaney and the Martyrs of Philadelphia.”Chaney of Meridian, Mississippi, and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner of New York were found buried in shallow graves 44 days after they were declared missing in June 1964.The presiding bishop said in the interview that racism takes place all over the world in various forms and shapes. “It is similar to addiction as it’s always with you, but you learn to master it. You never live under that illusion that it’s not somewhere creeping around, and that’s true with racism. The reality is that racism is a part of a form of expression that our theological tradition used to call original sin.”Presiding Bishop Curry preaches in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Photo: Jeanie MunnFrom the pulpit at the cathedral and in Vicksburg, Curry’s charismatic preaching held the crowds in rapt attention. His message was one focused on stirring the hearts of the faithful to be Christian witnesses as each baptized person is baptized into the Jesus Movement. In Jackson, he underscored the necessity of witnessing “to God’s love in this world; not the outcome, but witnessing to God’s truth and love. We need witnesses in the 21st Century.” He stressed that being a witness isn’t about being white or black, or being political, but about being faithful, and not being ashamed to be a Christian.On Sunday morning, June 12, the world awoke to the news of the mass shooting carried out at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the worst mass murder in the history of the United States. Forty-nine gay and lesbian people were murdered and 53 others were injured by a lone gunman claiming affiliations with radical Muslim groups, according to multiple news reports.At the altar in Vicksburg, Curry dedicated Holy Eucharist to the Glory of God and in the memory of those who died or were injured and their families. In his sermon, Curry identified the church as the “human family of God” and urged those present to treat everyone as they would a family member — with respect, dignity, love and rights. Curry said that human and civil rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, adding that everyone is equal in God’s eye, following Paul’s ideas found in Galatians 3:27-28.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop Brian Seage of Mississippi enjoy the music of the Theodicy Jazz Collective after the racial reconciliation service in Jackson. Photo: Scott LenoirThe Theodicy Jazz Collective, a jazz band that has traveled throughout the Episcopal Church offering creative jazz services, formed an important part of the liturgy in Jackson and Vicksburg. The collective “holds the belief … that music has the power to move us beyond barriers among and between us, enabling dialogue and community when mere words are not enough,” according to a flyer sent out to promote the Justice and Jazz event held at St. Philip’s in Jackson, Mississippi, on June 10.On Monday, June 13, Curry and Mississippi Bishop Brian Seage traveled to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The presiding bishop held worship on the penitentiary grounds at St. Vincent’s Chapel with about 50 inmates attending the service.“This weekend was a historic and awesome moment for the Episcopal Church in Mississippi,” said Seage. “Bishop Curry brought an enthusiastic message of welcome to all people from the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. We are blessed by his leadership and passion for doing the Lord’s word and telling the story of Jesus’ love.”As Curry said in his sermon at the cathedral, “We are able to be here together because of people like Medgar Evers who worked for the common good … and if we witness God’s love today, we would turn this world upside down.”— The Rev. Scott Lenoir is the editor of the Mississippi Episcopalian. 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News Updates[Online Classes] SOP For E-Learning A Progressive Step; Questioning It Against National Interest : Bombay HC Nitish Kashyap9 July 2020 2:35 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court in an order passed on Monday had some harsh words for a petitioner who challenged the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) dated June 15 for online classes for school students approved by the Maharashtra government calling it irrational. The bench of Justice SB Shukre and SM Modak of the Nagpur bench heard the public interest litigation filed by Imran…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court in an order passed on Monday had some harsh words for a petitioner who challenged the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) dated June 15 for online classes for school students approved by the Maharashtra government calling it irrational. The bench of Justice SB Shukre and SM Modak of the Nagpur bench heard the public interest litigation filed by Imran Sheikh, said- “If the Standard Operating Procedure encourages e-learning, any citizen of India questioning its intentions and purposes would only be acting against interest and well being of his own country.” At the very outset, the bench observed- “In the present form of petition with the kind of prayers that the petition makes, we are of the prima facie impression that the petition represents only a regressive step in the field of education. The petition does not point out any inherent contradictions, defects and lacunae in the Standard Operating Procedure dated 15th June, 2020 so as to term it arbitrary, irrational or unreasonable and hence amenable to interference by this Court on the ground of violation of any fundamental right to education.” Moreover, Court noted that all the issues attempted to be raised in the petition basically relate to implementation of the Standard Operating Procedure. The bench said- “If there are any difficulties in implementation of Standard Operating Procedure, they could be sorted out by the State Government and if required also by the Union Government provided they are appropriately pointed out. It is, however, noticed that the petitioner has not approached the appropriate Governments for removal of the lacunae. Today, we are in 21st century where the world is being governed digitally in a greater way and therefore, the Standard Operating Procedure which prescribes e-learning and promotes digital and virtual methods of learning cannot but be hailed as a big progressive measure taken by the Government in making digital position of India stronger and firmer in the Comity of Nations. If the Standard Operating Procedure encourages e-learning, any citizen of India questioning its intentions and purposes would only be acting against interest and well being of his own country.” However, Court also said that a citizen of India, however, may come across some issues in effective implementation of the Standard Operating Procedure but for that matter his duty would be to point out the same to the concerned authority, so that necessary corrective measures are taken by the authority. Petitioner’s counsel Advocate SP Bodalkar pointed that the difficulty is with factors external to the policy. The bench retorted- “When these factors can be corrected, the policy cannot be termed as defective or unconstitutional. It is only when there are inherent defects or lacunae in the policy or the external factors are of nature which are irremovable or which are beyond repairs, then only the policy could be blamed as the one inherently defective and hence, adversely affecting the fundamental right to education.” Thus, Court concluded that it would be better for the petitioner to first approach the concerned authorities for what he sees as defects or lacunae in the implementation of the Standard Operating Procedure. The bench added- “Of course with necessary facts and proofs, and not just surmises or imaginary facts, and if the petitioner does not get any appropriate response from the authorities, inspite of submission of legally acceptable proof, the petitioner would be at liberty to knock at the doors of this Court.” Therefore, the PIL was disposed of.Yesterday, the Karnataka HC had stayed the government orders banning online classes, holding such ban to be violative of fundamental right to education.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
News UpdatesTelangana HC Extends All Interim Orders Passed By It & Courts Subordinate To It Till October 01 [Read Notification] Sparsh Upadhyay8 Sep 2020 5:47 AMShare This – xThe Telangana High Court on Monday (07th September) extended the operation of interim orders passed by this Court, as well as by the District and other Subordinate Courts till October 01, 2020.Taking suo-moto cognizance of the prevailing extraordinary circumstances, the Full bench of the Telangana High Court issued the said order dated 07th September to extend interim orders passed earlier by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Telangana High Court on Monday (07th September) extended the operation of interim orders passed by this Court, as well as by the District and other Subordinate Courts till October 01, 2020.Taking suo-moto cognizance of the prevailing extraordinary circumstances, the Full bench of the Telangana High Court issued the said order dated 07th September to extend interim orders passed earlier by the High Court till October 01, 2020. Earlier, the bench had extended its interim orders till September 10.The full bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan, Justice M. S. Ramachandra Rao and Justice A. Rajasheker Reddy noted,”Although, this Court has re-assembled in the physical form, but the physical Courts are being run presently only on an experimental basis for a period of five days. Even now, all the Benches are not running in the physical form. In fact, only five Benches are running both in the physical and virtual forms and the remaining Benches are functioning only as virtual Courts. Since it is difficult to hear the cases fully, since it is difficult to even hear the vacate/stay applications completely, the order 08.06.2020 is extended till 01.10.2020″The Registry has been directed to list this case before the Full Bench on 30.09.2020.It may be noted that the High Court in its 1st notification (Roc.No.394/SO/2020, dated 27.03.2020) had issued certain directions, one such direction was with regard to the interim orders of the High Court passed in Suo-motu W.P. No. Urgent 1/2020 namely automatic extension of interim orders till 07.06.2020 etc., and the same were extended from time to time till 10.09.2020.Notably, A. Venkateswara Reddy (Registrar General) on Tuesday (08th September), by way of a notification, informed that the Hon’ble Full Bench in its order dated 07.09.2020 had extended the orders dated 27.03.2020, 08.06.2020, 14.07.2020 and 13.08.2020 passed in Suo-motu W.P.No. Urgent 1/2020 till 01.10.2020.It may be noted that by order dated 08.06.2020, Telangana High Court had passed the following orders:”Considering the beginning of the spread of COVID-19, considering the Nationwide Lockdown announced by the Government of India for a period of twenty-one days, with the effect from 25.03.2020, by Order dated 27.03.2020, this Full Bench had extended the stay orders passed by this Court, as well as by the District and other Subordinate Courts, and had also barred the execution of any decree by the Executing Courts. Despite the lapse of two-and-a-half-month, the Nationwide Lockdown and the State Lockdown continues, although the Lockdown has been rolled back to a certain limited extent. But, nonetheless, the Courts have not started functioning at full throttle. Therefore, there is a dire need to extend the Order dated 27.03.2020, as the Order has already expired on 07.06.2020. It is brought ‘to the notice of this Court that in many cases, the parties have given certain undertakings, but due to the Lockdown, the undertakings cannot be implemented by the party, despite its bona fide intent.ion. Meanwhile, the opposite parties are taking advantage of the party which is given the undertaking. It is also creating certain difficulties for the parties before the Courts. Therefore, this problem also needs to be addressed by this Court. Considering the present situation, and considering the fact that the Courts may not be in a position to work in the physical form totally till 15.07.2020, the Order dated 27.03.2020, is extended till 15.07.2020. This Order would also include the undertakings given before the Courts shall stand extended till 15.07.2020. This Order would not preclude con·sideration of Applications, in case the Applications are disposed of. This Order would not a bar to the disposal of the Applications. However, in case the Applications are disposed of, this Order shall cover the contingency. List this case on 14.07.2020.”For the convenience of our readers, we are providing the link of the order dated 27-03-2020 (containing directions issued by the Telangana High Court to all the subordinate courts, Tribunals, Telangana State Legal Services Authorities, Mediation and Arbitration Centre, High Court Legal Services Committee and Telangana State Judicial Academy.Also, the link of the order dated 27-03-2020 (in the matter of Suo-motu W.P. No. Urgent 1/2020) regarding the extension of Interim Orders and Abeyance of Execution Orders is also being attached.Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification] Next Story
News UpdatesJ&K HC Revives PIL To Ensure Dignity & Equality To Persons With Disabilities; Seeks Report Regarding Framing Of Rules [Read Order] Akshita Saxena7 Oct 2020 3:21 AMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently revived a PIL seeking necessary directions under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, so as to ensure dignity and equality to the persons who are differentiable. The Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta revived the plea filed by one Javed Ahmad Tak, on behalf of the Humanity Welfare Organization, and impleaded…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently revived a PIL seeking necessary directions under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, so as to ensure dignity and equality to the persons who are differentiable. The Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta revived the plea filed by one Javed Ahmad Tak, on behalf of the Humanity Welfare Organization, and impleaded the Administration of UTs of J&K and Ladakh and their Social Welfare Departments, as Respondents in the matter. The Bench has asked all the respondents to place a report regarding steps being taken for notifying the rules under this Act. Significantly, the plea was filed in 2018 and vide an order dated July 30, 2019, the High Court had sought for a detailed action plan from the J&K Department of Social Welfare. However, the proceedings came to be closed in March this year, after the Court observed that a similar plea regarding insufficiency of infrastructure in the schools for blind, titled Golden Hearts Foundation v. State of J&K, was already pending in the High Court. In July, a representation for revival of proceedings was made before the High Court whereof the Bench observed, “We find that this writ petition (Golden Hearts) was restricted to the insufficiency of infrastructure in the school for blind in Roop Nagar, Jammu, and sought directions for provision of two schools for blind in all districts of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Now UT of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh) and education facilities and employment opportunities for blind persons. The instant writ petition however, was registered on a representation received from Mr. Javed Ahmad Tak, regarding difficulties of underprivileged classes especially for persons with disabilities and sought passing of the directions under the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act” in para materia with the Central Act. It, inter alia, sought specific relief with regard to education at par with the Central Laws insofar as persons with mental disabilities. Therefore, the scope of the PIL No. 17/2018 is much wider which was listed before this Court and covered all disabilities as that of PIL No. 23/2016 which is pending in Jammu wing of this Court.” Accordingly, proceedings in the matter have been revived and a direction has been passed for compliance of the order dated July 30, 2019, viz.: Place the steps taken by the respondents as well as the detailed action plan dealing with all issues as noted by us in our previous orderThe Srinagar Municipal Corporation and the traffic authorities shall also place before this Court their action plan and steps taken to ensure that the pavements and roads are disable friendly. Mr. Javed Tak points out that the issues relating to disability are not sufficiently addressed in engineering and architectural institutions and that this needs to be made a specific part of curriculum. Let the Secretary of Higher Education and Technical Education Department shall place before this Court the status report regarding the inclusion of courses and subjects relating to the rights and requirement of the disabled in the institutions undertaking education in engineering and architecture courses. The matter is now listed for hearing on November 6, 2020. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
CoronavirusHousing MarketResidential Real Estate All indices were up tremendously compared to this time last year, when the pandemic was first raging and many regions went into lockdown.The NABH national index’s reading in April 2020 was 30. It jumped in July as demand from homebuyers picked up and prices surpassed $300,000 for the first time in history.While many say historically low inventory will ensure demand doesn’t dwindle, interest rates have been creeping up and prices continue to climb, eating into affordability. In February, pending home sales — typically seen as an indicator of future home sales — fell 11 percent month-over-month.Despite those challenges, the industry is feeling positive.“There are certainly some headwinds that are hitting us, namely lack of lot inventory and cost. But I think there’s still significant tailwinds,” said Chris Bley, co-president and chief investment officer at residential investment firm IHP Capital Partners. “Covid certainly kicked the homebuying frenzy into overdrive.”Contact Erin Hudson Full Name* Email Address* (iStock)April showers may bring brighter days for homebuilders.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index increased to 83, seasonally adjusted, compared to March’s reading of 82. The index tracks homebuilder confidence in current and future single-family home sales and traffic of potential homebuyers on a monthly basis.Homebuilders’ outlook on both activity from prospective buyers and single-family sales ticked up this month compared to March, but sentiment around sales in six months’ time dropped two points to a reading of 81 from 83.Robert Dietz, NAHB’s chief economist, attributed those headwinds to building costs.ADVERTISEMENT“The supply chain for residential construction is tight, particularly regarding the cost and availability of lumber, appliances and other building materials,” he said in a statement.Regional sentiment was divided. The Northeast and Midwest indices saw month-over-month declines, while the South and West regional indices saw gains.Read moreMortgage requests, refinancings continue to dropPending home sales plunged nearly 11% in FebruaryHome price growth hits 15-year high Share via Shortlink Tags Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink
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