Moody’s reaffirms UK’s triple-A rating

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Monday 20 September 2010 6:54 am Tags: NULL John Dunne Moody’s reaffirms UK’s triple-A rating Share Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof The government welcomed a report by credit ratings agency Moody’s which reaffirmed the outlook for the nation’s triple-A sovereign debt rating, saying it supported its approach to cutting public debt. “This supports the Government’s approach to cutting the deficit,” said a Treasury spokesman.“Moody’s say that their stable outlook for the UK’s AAA credit rating is driven by the action to cut the deficit, and that reducing spending is more likely to bring down borrowing than relying on tax rises.” last_img read more

Finance boss Solomons steps into the breach

first_imgWednesday 16 March 2011 8:35 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap IHG chief finance officer Richard Solomons has been at the heart of the company’s expansion in China and rebranding of its Holiday Inns.He has been a constant travelling companion of outgoing chief executive Andy Cosslett as the pair turned round the company’s fortunes after the recession. The Manchester University student, now 48, qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1985. From there he worked in investment banking for seven years with Hill Samuel (now part of Lloyds Banking Group), including a two year stint in New York. The executive, who is married with three children, joined IHG in 1992. He has held a series of senior roles with the company, including heading up the Americas hotel division. He told City A.M. last year he was committed to tapping the vast potential that he believed the group had in China, and using smartphone technology to fuel a rise in bookings. He said: “I am always watching and thinking of ways to do things better”. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Finance boss Solomons steps into the breach last_img read more

Forest Lodge / PAD studio

first_img “COPY” Area:  122 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Architects: PAD studio Area Area of this architecture project Forest Lodge / PAD studioSave this projectSaveForest Lodge / PAD studio Forest Lodge / PAD studio 2015 Projects Houses Save this picture!© Nigel Rigden+ 26 Sharecenter_img United Kingdom Photographs:  Nigel Rigden Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Havwoods, INTERNORM, Inwood Developments LimitedOther Participants:Eco Modular LivingCity:New Forest DistrictCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nigel RigdenRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Forest Lodge is a new home with a difference. This is a mobile dwelling built to comply with the Caravan Act 1968 which restricted both the construction and size of the dwelling.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenThe clients, who had been living in a static caravan for 15 years on their stunning five acre property in the New Forest National Park, approached local Award Winning practice PAD studio in 2009. A key requirement of their brief was to create a new, very low energy dwelling, flooded with light and with a strong connection to the surrounding landscape: Importantly, the new dwelling should not resemble or feel like a mobile home. PAD studio spent considerable time researching the mobile home market and familiarising themselves with the nuances of constraining legal requirements.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenPAD studio’s approach to design is deeply rooted in place and they spend time visiting the site at different times of the day to experience the light, views and surroundings. This particular site, located at the edge of a clearing in the heart of the New Forest is accessed from a long gravel track that slowly revealed views of the existing property. This journey through the landscape became a generating idea for the new home which continues the route, inviting nature into the home through carefully placed window openings. These large apertures focus and frame the stunning views, displaying them internally as if paintings on large canvases.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenApproaching from the East, the house is glimpsed and slowly revealed through mature trees. The trees verticality and the texture of their bark are echoed in a variety of timber treatments used on the homes cladding. Vertical panels of dark stained sweet chestnut provide a rhythm to counterpoint unstained horizontal chestnut cladding that wraps and unifies the whole. By utilizing a gradual level change across the site, the architects have allowed the northern end of the home to float above the landscape, resting and projecting dynamically over a limestone plinth. The western wall of the property is almost completely glazed affording a feeling of light and spaciousness and opens onto a large terrace and lawn beyond.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenInternally, the material pallet is restrained and natural with oak, limestone and white panelled walls. This deliberately muted array of materials provides a backdrop which is painted by the forest’s changing light and rendered by the colour of the landscape beyond the building. Architect designed locally crafted bespoke joinery, thoughtful details and connection with the landscape give this home a feeling of solidity, serenity and permanence; far removed from the client’s previous home.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenPAD studio has exceeded the client’s aspiration for a low energy house by designing this building to meet the rigorous Passivhaus standard. The home is essentially a self-sufficient dwelling with a 3.8kW Photovoltaic array on the roof to generate electricity and air source heat pump to provide hot water for an under floor heating system. A sewage treatment plant manages waste and rainwater is collected in an underground storage tank and used to water new landscaping surrounding the house that was also designed by PAD studio. It is difficult to imagine that this ‘mobile home’ was prefabricated, built away from site and craned into position in two separate pieces. Forest Lodge is an excellent example of what can be achieved through imagination, innovation and careful consideration.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid’s 2007 Serpentine Pavilion Re-Erected at Chatsworth HouseArchitecture NewsThailand’s Tallest Building, Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, Opens with Light ShowArchitecture News Share Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•New Forest District, United Kingdom CopyAbout this officePAD studioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew Forest DistrictUnited KingdomPublished on August 29, 2016Cite: “Forest Lodge / PAD studio” 29 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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The Ireland Funds opens 2019 grant round

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Small grants roundThe Ireland Funds Small Grants Round supports a wide range of not-for-profit and community organisations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.The Small Grants Round offers awards up to €10,000 for small community organisations and for organisations that have not previously been supported by The Ireland Funds. Projects seeking larger grant amounts will not be considered for the Small Grants Round.A total of €500,000 is available for the Small Grants Round 2019 consisting of:• 30 x €2,500 awards• 55 x €5,000 awards• 15 x €10,000 awardsThe Ireland Funds support non-profit organisations by delivering grants workshops in locations around Ireland and Northern Ireland. These workshops are particularly beneficial for organisations that are new to The Ireland Funds. Workshops are free to attend and cover:• The Ireland Funds’ grant-making process• Our programme areas and funding priorities• Examples of strong versus weak applications• Tips on what makes a competitive application for both funding roundsDetails of The Ireland Funds Grant Workshops will be announced soon.  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Advertisement WATCH: The Ireland Funds 2019 The Ireland Funds has announced €1 million in available funding for its 2019 Grant Round. The €1 million will be split evenly across the Flagship Awards and the Small Grants Round.Letters of Inquiry for the Flagship Awards will be accepted online from 24th July to midday on Wednesday,14th August 2019. Flagship AwardsThe Ireland Funds Flagship Awards offers grants for core funding, capacity building or programme costs for charitable organisations working within one of the Ireland Funds key programme areas:Arts & CultureCommunity DevelopmentEducationand Peace and Reconciliation.The Ireland Funds say its aim is to improve the quality and sustainability of existing programmes, or to help scale initiatives already demonstrating impact. A Flagship Award can be up to €100,000 in financial support over a two-year period, together with an array of additional non-financial supports. A total of €500,000 is available for the Flagship Awards in 2019.Applications for the Small Grants Round will be accepted online from 12pm on 21st August – 12pm on 11th September 2019.center_img Howard Lake | 25 July 2019 | News Tagged with: Funding Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The Ireland Funds opens 2019 grant round  139 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Power to Change launches up to £12 million in emergency support for community businesses

first_img Power to Change is launching up to £12 million of emergency support to provide both immediate and medium-term help for community businesses facing a loss of trading income due to the coronavirus crisis.The emergency support includes:£7 million in rescue funding for community businesses, with grants up to £25,000 available to contribute towards trading income losses incurred between April and June 2020. This first pot of funding is available to current and previous Power to Change grantees, and to community businesses that are members of Power to Change’s strategic partners – Co-operatives UK, Locality and the Plunkett Foundation£5 million in recovery funding, to be made available later this year, based on learning from the first pot to help community businesses rebuild and recover from the crisisCommunity businesses providing essential support in their communities across the country include Homebaked (main image), a community land trust and co-operative bakery in Liverpool that has set up a new takeaway delivery service during lockdown and is working with local groups to get food and care to the vulnerable, and Nudge, a community business that converts derelict buildings in Plymouth. It has created a WiFi net between the buildings to provide free internet access to the community.Power to Change’s emergency support will be open for applications from 11 May to support those organisations and around a thousand more community businesses who are members of Co-operatives UK, Locality and Plunkett Foundation. Those organisations can find out more on the Power to Change website and attend a free webinar about the scheme on 6 May.Power to Change has already started contacting some of its grantees to begin testing and opening up the emergency support available. All new applications to Power to Change funding programmes are paused while it focuses on delivering its emergency support. However, those who have already been awarded a grant will receive it as planned.Vidhya Alakeson, CEO of Power to Change, said:“The coronavirus crisis has shown just how important community businesses are to the lives of local people right across the country. From providing essential supplies and services, to supporting the vulnerable and isolated, there have been countless stories of community businesses leading the way in the community response to Covid-19.“Our aim now is to ensure that community businesses can continue their vital work despite the impact of lost trading due to coronavirus. We have designed this emergency support in close collaboration with our partners Cooperatives UK, Locality, and the Plunkett Foundation, taking on board insights and advice from across the sector. We will continually review the short- and medium-term needs of community businesses as we support them throughout this crisis and beyond.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  365 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding Melanie May | 4 May 2020 | Newscenter_img Power to Change launches up to £12 million in emergency support for community businesses  366 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 read more

Water line replacement begins on Bellaire Drive North

first_imgReddIt Kristen Weaver The water line construction won’t close any parking lots around TCU. Lots 2, 11, and the Physical Plant lot will remain open throughout the water line construction, according to Hulme.At times during construction, Bellaire Drive will be limited to a single lane and will likely cause some traffic buildup. However, the city will “utilize flagmen to direct traffic,” at those times, Hulme wrote.The water project is not expected to affect TCU’s water supply. ReddIt printConstruction around TCU’s campus won’t be ending anytime soon.The Fort Worth Water Department is working on expanding water lines on Bellaire Drive North beginning Thursday. It is expected to be under construction for approximately 90 days, until early July.Last semester, the water department replaced pipes across University Drive, which caused road closures and traffic buildups for a few months.The city is replacing the deteriorated water lines in the area with new larger lines to “increase capacity,” according to an email sent out by Shelley Hulme, TCU’s senior manager of strategic internal communications. The construction is happening in two phases, Hulme wrote. Phase 1 represents work along Bellaire Drive North to the intersection of Alton Drive.Phase 2 represents work from Alton Drive to Bellaire Drive West. Twitter ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Linkedin Kristen Weaver Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Linkedin Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Kristen Weaver Twitter Kristen Weaver Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Facebook Kristen Weaver + posts It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar Facebook Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. Previous articleHolocaust survivor speaks about childhood in Nazi GermanyNext articleIce Cube, Anthony Anderson talk new film, community, Oscars Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesslast_img read more

Al Jazeera cameraman’s lawyer, speaks with Reporters Without Borders about his client’s ordeal in Guantanamo Bay

first_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Smith also thanked Al Jazeera, the Qatari and Sudanese governments as well as organizations such as Reporters Without Borders, for tiredlessly advocating for the release of Sami Al-Haj. Al-Haj was charged with running an extremist Islamic website, connecting him to Al-Qaeda in his attempt to interview Osama Bin Landen.”(The US military) alleged that he was a terrorist because he had trained in Al Jazeera. The precise words were, ‘the detainee admitted that he had trained in the use of the camera with Al Jazeera,’ and that is meant to be understood as some sort of terrorism,” Smith said.”There’s no legal basis. They would come up with new allegations and we would prove that the allegations were rubbish.”Watch the video (part 2) Organisation Based on Smith’s testimony, there were no clear reasons as to why al-Haj was not release before. In fact, according to Smith, al-Haj is still considered a terrorist by US authorities.During his imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay, interrogators coerced al-Haj into becoming a witness against Al Jazeera, accusing the network television of receiving funds directly from Al Qaeda.” I think it’s just an assault on Al Jazeera, I mean its very, very sad – speaking as an American – we are meant to support free speech… Al Jazeera in the beacon of free speech in the Middle East,” Smith explained.He also commented on al-Haj’s health saying that he arrived at hospital in Khartoum, Sudan very weak after facing a long and tough flight. He was not allowed to use the toilet for twenty hours and al-Haj kept the hunger strike until he arrived in Sudan – that meant no food and water. He was also in shackles and was blinded with a hood.”The doctors (in Sudan) were worried that he wouldn’t survive,” Smith said. “On the other hand, within two or three days he was doing a lot better.”In addition to being tortured during his captivity in Guantanamo Bay, doctors informed al-Haj that he had cancer, but he could not see a specialist. Sudanese doctors who examined al-Haj upon his arrival, said he tested negative for cancer.As for al-Haj’s professional life, Smith said that for the time being his client has no intention of traveling to a war zone again. He also said that the US has tried to put pressure on the Sudanese government to prevent al-Haj from traveling or working again with Al Jazeera.”He would rather stay in Guantanamo ten years rather than signing any such papers,” Smith said. “When he was being release, the admiral who came to see him tried to get him to sign a document, and he told him that the advice of his lawyer was not to sign anything.”On the allegations of torture, which the US authorities deny, Smith said his client was interrogated a 130 different occasions, out of which 120 of the interrogations focused on trying to get al-Haj to say that Al Jazeera is a terrorist organization. Smith also discussed the methods by which he was force-fed in the prison- guards pulled the tube inserted through the nose – explicitly to try to press prisoners to come off the hunger strike, “I think that’s inhumane,” he said. Al-Haj also went under a total of 478 days of a hunger strike. “You think about the IRA hunger strikers back in the 1980s – the maximum anyone did was 70 (days)”Smith himself was subject to accusations by the US government, alleging that he incited three prisoners to commit suicide. “I think it’s pretty disgusting that they accuse me of trying to get my clients to commit suicide.”In regards to the future of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Smith said that we face more danger today than before September 11th. “No sane person can look you in the eye and say that Guantanamo Bay has made the world a safer place.”According to Smith, “Guantanamo Bay is going to close.” But the real issue is that the US has about 27,000 prisoners and other secret jails where prisoners are in worst conditions than those in Guantanamo Bay. United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts Follow the news on United Statescenter_img Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith gave a candid interview on Monday, May 19 to Reporters Without Borders about his client, Al Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj. Al-Haj had spent the last six years detained in Guantanamo Bay before being released earlier this month. RSF_en Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith gave a candid interview on Monday, May 19 to Reporters Without Borders USA Director Lucie Morillon about his client, Al Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj. Al-Haj had spent the last six years detained in Guantanamo Bay before being released earlier this month. Smith arrived in the United States this week to testify before Congress on the situation in Guantanamo. In the interview, he explained al-Haj’s health condition and his future as a journalist after being released.Watch the video (part 1) Help by sharing this information to go further News United StatesAmericas News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al Jazeera cameraman’s lawyer, speaks with Reporters Without Borders about his client’s ordeal in Guantanamo Bay last_img read more

Don’t drink and drive – Gardai launch nationwide operation

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] AS part of Operation Surround Gardai will set up nationwide mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints as part of the Easter Bank Holiday Road Safety campaign.The emphasis of these checkpoints is to target and intercept intoxicated drivers through the use of Mandatory Alcohol Testing, by surrounding specific locations in each Garda Region. A number of checkpoints will be established effectively surrounding the nominated town. Checkpoints will be established simultaneously nationwide. Separate one hour MAT checkpoints will occur simultaneously between 00.30hrs and 01.30hrs on the 20th April in various locations around the country.Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, Garda National Traffic Bureau, added:“In the first three months of the year, a total of 1,926 drivers have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. The vast majority of drivers act responsibly and don’t mix driving with drinking alcohol. However nearly 2,000 drivers so far this year have behaved in a totally irresponsible manner. Drink driving is totally unacceptable and we will continue to intensively target these selfish drivers who think that it won’t affect their, or others safety on the road. All members of An Garda Siochana are out all around the country, day and night, targeting intoxicated driving.” Assistant Commissioner Twomey continued:-“Even if you don’t meet a checkpoint, you could still be breath tested if you run a red light, enter a bus lane, speed, or if you’re involved in a road traffic collision. Never take the chance, it could prove very costly, the least of which are penalty points, a fine or the loss of your licence. If you’re drinking alcohol, forget about driving.The Mandatory Alcohol Checkpoints involve Traffic Units and Regular Units from each Garda Division.Assistant Commissioner Twomey reminded those celebrating this week end to allow adequate time before driving again. See the Morning After campaign page on This page explains the definition of standard drink and the length of time it takes the body to eliminate it. No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous article31 empty houses to be renovated for new Limerick AuthorityNext articleGarda warning over anti social behaviour Staff Reporter Printcenter_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSfeaturedGardaíMusic Limerick Twitter NewsCrime & CourtDon’t drink and drive – Gardai launch nationwide operationBy Staff Reporter – April 20, 2014 690 Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

“No Material To Connect Him With Al-Qaeda”: Jharkhand High Court Grants Bail To Maulana, Who Was In Jail For More Than A Year Under UAPA Charges

first_imgNews Updates”No Material To Connect Him With Al-Qaeda”: Jharkhand High Court Grants Bail To Maulana, Who Was In Jail For More Than A Year Under UAPA Charges Sparsh Upadhyay16 Nov 2020 5:05 AMShare This – xThe Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday (03rd November) granted bail to one Maulana Kalimuddin Muzahiri, booked under the stringent anti-terror UAP Act, for his alleged involvement in the activities of Al-Qaeda outfit.The Bench of Justice Kailash Prasad Deo, in its order, observed,”No material has been collected with regard to the involvement of the petitioner in any activities of Al-Qaeda outfit…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 Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday (03rd November) granted bail to one Maulana Kalimuddin Muzahiri, booked under the stringent anti-terror UAP Act, for his alleged involvement in the activities of Al-Qaeda outfit.The Bench of Justice Kailash Prasad Deo, in its order, observed,”No material has been collected with regard to the involvement of the petitioner in any activities of Al-Qaeda outfit nor the Investigating Officer has collected any material with regard to the money given to this petitioner by any Organization, who was involved in unlawful activities.”Interestingly, while granting him bail, the Court said,”Considering the fact that the petitioner is a Maulana having no criminal antecedent, this Court is inclined to enlarge the petitioner on bail.”Factual backgroundThe petitioner prayed for grant of regular bail in connection with Bistupur P.S. Case No. 21/2016 for the offence registered under Sections 121, 121(A), 124(A), 120-B, 34 I.P.C. read with Sections 25 (1-B)a, 26, 35 of Arms Act, Sections 16, 17, 18, 18-B, 19, 20, 21, 23 of U.A.P.A. Act and Section 17 of C.L.A. Act.As Per the allegations against the Petitioner, the co-accused Ahmed Masood Akram Sk and Abdul Rahman @ Katki met at the house of this petitioner at Sakchi Madarsa, and subsequently, the petitioner got some money from Gujarat for committing anti-national work as Jihadi.The Counsel for the petitioner submitted that the petitioner is a Maulana and no material was collected during the investigation so as to prove guilt against the petitioner with regard to his involvement in anti-national activities.The Counsel also submitted that the case of the petitioner is entirely different from that of other co-accused.It was submitted that he has been made accused on the ground, that in his house, the meeting was held and also on the ground that money was received by the petitioner from Gujarat.However, it was contended that no investigation was done with regard to the money sent to the petitioner for committing anti-national work nor.It was also submitted that he went to Saudi Arabia thrice after taking permission from the Government for performing Hajj and subsidy have been taken from the Government too.It was argued that no material had been brought on record that the petitioner ever met any extremists outfit in Saudi Arabia.Lastly, it was submitted that the petitioner was arrested on 22.09.2019, as such, he may be enlarged on bail as petitioner has no criminal antecedent.On the other hand, the Counsel for the State opposed the prayer for bail and submitted that the petitioner confessed his guilt that co-accused used to visit his house, where they used to meet and discuss the issues for expanding the network of Al-Qaeda.Court’s OrderThe Court, in its order, noted that the case was not investigated by National Investigating Agency (NIA), rather it was investigated by the local police.Further, the Court remarked,”Investigating Officer has not collected any material with regard to the money given to this petitioner by any Organization, who was involved in unlawful activities.”The Court further said,”Considering the fact that the petitioner is a Maulana having no criminal antecedent, this Court is inclined to enlarge the petitioner on bail. The petitioner is directed to be released on bail on furnishing bail bond of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand) with two sureties of the like amount each in connection Bistupur P.S. Case No. 21/2016 corresponding to G.R. No. 246/2016 to the satisfaction of learned Chief Judicial Magistrate.”Case title – Maulana Kalimuddin Muzahiri v. The State of Jharkhand [B.A. No. 6730 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Tom Reed and Tracy Mitrano ramp up second-quarter campaign fundraising

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — Still a year and a half from election day, Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) and second-time Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano have begun laying campaign infrastructure amid increased fundraising according to newly released second-quarter Federal Elections Commission data.Reed, a fifth-term incumbent, received almost $447,000 in contributions between April and June leaving, him with $471,000 cash-on-hand after spending. Mitrano received just about $66,000 over the same period and ended the quarter with almost $117,000 cash on hand.“The support has been humbling. We’re over the 500 (thousand dollar)-mark and just blocking and tackling,” Reed told The Ithaca Voice Monday. ”This is the gasoline that fuels the car to get the message out and we’re glad to have that support and appreciate it.”Of his $447,000 fundraising haul, Reed received $277,000, 62%, from Political Action Committees, or PAC’s, which are conduits for donors to contribute through similar ideological, corporate and labor interests. The remaining 38% of contributions came from individuals, but it’s unclear what percentage of these came from within the congressional district. Reed also transferred about $55,000 from joint filing committees which conduit fundraising from other members, mostly Republican leadership. This transfer puts Reed just over $500,000 in raised funds for the second quarter.• Related: Reed outraises Mitrano in early campaigning, but less than last cycle• Related: Election 2018: The race for the 23rd tightens ahead of Election DayThe breakdown of Mitrano’s numbers skews highly toward individual donors, having only received $1,000 from PACs last quarter. The remaining roughly $65,000 came from individual donors, over 90% of which she claims are within the 23rd congressional district. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm,” Mitrano told The Ithaca Voice about her individual donations.She also received almost $70,000 in refunds from paid advertising that was never aired during the 2018 cycle, noted on the filing as an offset to expenditures. Your government news is made possible with support from: Tagged: campaign financing, election 2020, politics, tom reed, Tracy Mitrano center_img Both candidates began using raised funds to lay the groundwork for what is already shaping up to be a lengthy campaign season. Mitrano spent almost $36,000 on hiring a full-time campaign manager and contracting a financial advisor to help with fundraising efforts. She also spent lesser amounts on Facebook advertising to promote public events over the last few months.Reed and Mitrano are already campaigning for the 2020 election. Mitrano narrowly won a crowded Democratic primary election in 2018 but lost to Reed in the general election. The following week, she said she would run again in 2020.Mitrano spent the last three months living on the western side of the district, mostly in Chautauqua County, where she says she set aside fundraising to connect with voters and make impressions early in the cycle.“There wasn’t enough time,” Mitrano said of her 2018 run. “And that is why I began running right away. That’s why I chose not to just immediately throw myself into fundraising, but to spend quality time in other parts of the district that we believe didn’t have the chance to learn who I was personally, they only knew me as the face that Tom Reed created.”Reed spent about $305,000 last quarter. He spent big on consulting services, fundraising efforts and in-house staff. This includes new staff after his campaign manager and communications director left for other opportunities.The latest filing shows a pickup in Reed’s fundraising after what was a lag in his first-quarter fundraising compared to the same period in 2017. Reed is only slightly behind his second-quarter 2017 fundraising mark, having raised about $486,000 in that period.Reed beat Mitrano, 54-46 during the 2018 cycle after she had emerged from a crowded and contentious Democratic primary earlier in the year. She redeclared her candidacy for 2020 six days after conceding the election, in a move seen as an attempt to unify the Democratic field to avoid another costly primary.Clarification (4:10 p.m. July 16) — An earlier version of this article stated Mitrano had received $70,000 in “kickbacks” from paid advertising that was never aired during the 2018 cycle, however, it has been amended to clarify they were refunds. Vaughn Golden Vaughn Golden is a freelance radio and print reporter covering politics around the southern tier and central New York. He authors the weekly “Capitol Watch” watchdog report on Ithaca’s representatives… More by Vaughn Goldenlast_img read more