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New Errol Project unravelling

first_img So sad it has come to this, ie. He said she said, It was sad that Mr. Klien passed when he did, but the family is destroying his dream, to the point I doubt I will ever see it come to fruition in my lifetime. It is time to at least clean up the mess that they have caused by the shutdown or get off the pot, the poor homeowners are the ones suffering here an that is not right it is blight in the city. Reply October 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply October 16, 2018 at 10:22 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here October 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm October 18, 2018 at 2:19 pm Let it happen greedy fingers. Just as Larry planned What is perplexing to me is that, considering Mr. Klein’s (Larry) advanced age, that no contingency was put in place to move forward should he pass? That’s borderline bizarre. I can only assume that the family was not in agreement with what Mr. Klein was doing with regards to Signature H and are using his passing as the vehicle to express their discontent and to derail the process legally so as to ensure a slow death by litigation. Quite a shame. I’ve lived in Errol for 30 years and have seen it change from a mid-high end golf & tennis community with involved residents to ‘just another housing development off the beltway’. To watch a Joe Lee designed course (who also designed the Magnolia and Palm course at Disney) deteriorate into pastureland is, as an avid golfer, heartbreaking. Couple that with the attendant decay that follows and you can’t help but shake your head in disgust and resignation. As soon as I saw the legal machine kick into gear on this one I knew the epitaph was all but written. 13 COMMENTS Reply Reply Now that the golf course is abandoned and neglected, the dangerous piles of concrete, silt fence, and overgrown grass attracting bugs and vermin, are a real hazard. It is not merely inconvenient or an eyesore. I want to petition for the right to put up a real fence to protect my pets and children, at least until a decision is made by the Klein family/developers. The HOAs have to realize that the homeowners are experiencing real dangers to our property use and value. Diane C that sounds wonderful but not sure the Kline estate has any money left due to all those who have swindled them over the past several years. Might be another reason they are trying their best to keep up on the maintenance. Show a little more compassion after all the just suffered a great loss to their family. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Reply October 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm Maybe the residence of Errol Estate needs to find a lawyer that will file a Class Action suit against the Kline Estate since property value has been impacted by the refusal of the Estate to move forward with New Errol. Signature H and Mr. Kline engaged the residence in their plans and received approval. Now we have a blight in our back door with just a promise to mow the grass, which isn’t being done weekly or biweekly as the residence are required too do. Someone has to be responsible for the upkeep of the golf course and the club house and surrounding area even though it isn’t in operation. My understanding is the zoning on some of the property has already been zoned for residential. I’m sure our residential property would be in the sights of Code Enforcement if it was in the state of disarray as the Club House and property is. Might it be time for the mayor and council and those responsible for starting this project to ALL sit down and discuss the ‘obstacles’ to moving forward…as it is the CITY’s responsibility to make sure that Errol Estates is a safe and ‘clean’ area to live in since citizen taxes are spent for that purpose……..imo Reply Jim c Wow…….. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Reply Diane C. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Reply Lily S.center_img Reply October 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm d October 15, 2018 at 5:52 am October 15, 2018 at 5:52 pm Hi Bob K. apparently sounds like you are with the estate. I don’t think the above comments were to bankrupt your estate, as those would be horrible intentions which I do hope is not the case. However, I think the residents are getting restless due to the lack of communication. The estate has the right to let go of the property and sell it since maintaining the grounds is such a hassle, or work out an agreement with a developer that already wants the property. However, you guys have not stated your intentions rather are working in the shadows which makes everyone suspicious. Even if it doesn’t align with what the residents want be brave enough and confident and what you guys want to do and let everyone know. I have researched the mentioned case law and posted on Nextdoor for those who feel hopeless. I have been private messaged by some who don’t want to harm the estate rather they just want the plan to move forward. I think there is compassion for your great loss, but time is running out for the business deal to move forward which you guys are in a great state of negotiations hence the desperation of residents. Paul Nicole Amburgey October 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm Please enter your comment! October 16, 2018 at 6:21 pm Class action suit seems like and interesting idea. I agree someone should post it on Nextdoor and see if there is an attorney in the neighborhood willing to take this on. Reply El tigre Please enter your name here Diane you obviously have no idea about what is going on in fact you can’t even get the Klein ‘s name spelled correctly. I would suggest that you move if your backyard views are so upsetting to you. October 16, 2018 at 9:01 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Bob k TAGSErrol EstateLarry KleinNew Errol ProjectSignature H Property Group Previous articleThe best news of the weekNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Corbin Greg Feustel Hard to move at the moment. Nobody want’s to buy a property that’s future is up in the air. Especially when the golf course and clubhouse is not being maintained. The Klein family needs to think of the bigger picture (and others) and make a decision to move on or move forward. To hold this property hostage after so much work and money has already been put forth is a complete disgrace. It not only affects the residents but the entire city of Apopka’s future. December 2, 2018 at 8:05 pm Signature H and the Klein Estate unable to find common ground in order to move forwardPrincipals for the Estate of Julian (Larry) Klein and the New Errol Project developer Signature H Property Group released statements over the weekend that suggests the gulf between the two parties seems to be widening.Back in July, the Klein Estate halted operations on the New Errol Project, but at that time Signature H Vice President Helmut Wyzisk III was optimistic that the development would be back on track soon. “Many of you have noticed that the clubhouse at the Apopka Golf & Tennis Club will be closed for “an undisclosed amount of time,” Wyzisk said in a statement on July 18th. “This is an action that has been taken by the Estate of Julian Klein, which has taken control of the premises following Mr. Klein’s recent passing. While we at Signature H are committed to the renewal of Errol, Mr. Klein’s estate and the personal representative of the estate are reviewing the agreements for the redevelopment to understand how to move forward. We are in contact with the attorneys for the estate and are working to keep all the development plans on track to realize Mr. Klein’s dream of a signature golf club of which all the members of the Errol Community can be proud.” However, almost three months have passed and communications have broken down to the point that the possibility of the New Errol Project never resuming operations looms large.In a critical statement released on October 13th, estate representative Andrew Klein claims that Signature H has not provided documents they requested back in July that account for cash advances made to Signature H.“Julian (Larry) Klein (and upon his death his Estate) has spent millions of dollars trying to revitalize this community.  That money was expended through a series of advances to companies known as NEW ERROL PARTNERS, LLC and SIGNATURE H PROPERTY GROUP LLC.  The public records of the State of Florida (online at do not indicate Mr. Helmut Wyzisk Jr. or Helmut Wyzisk III have any official role in those companies and the only name that appears in connection with those companies is Mr. Jonathan D. Leinwand, an attorney in Aventura, Florida. Note, for example, that the Manager for New Errol Partners LLC is listed as SIGNATURE H PROPERTY GROUP LLC.  The managing member of SIGNATURE H PROPERTY GROUP LLC is listed as BENTLEY CAPITAL GROUP LLC.   The public records show that BENTLEY CAPITAL GROUP LLC is an inactive limited liability company since September of 2003 and there is no indication in the public records that either Mr. Wyzisk or Mr. Leinwand has or had anything to do with that dissolved company.The Estate has been demanding an accounting as to all money advanced to these companies.  The responses to those demands have not been, in the opinion of the Estate’s legal counsel, adequate.  To that end, the Estate has subpoenaed records that should assist in that regard.  Despite any public comments by anyone to the contrary, no records have been produced thus far by NEW ERROL PARTNERS, LLC or SIGNATURE H PROPERTY GROUP LLC.  Those records may be produced next week but that is by no means certain.  That will, apparently, be up to Mr. Wyzisk (Jr. or III) and the lawyers acting at their direction.  The Estate simply wants to know where Mr. Julian Klein’s money entrusted with the companies apparently set up by Messrs. Wyzisk went.The Estate will, of course, cooperate with Mayor Bryan Nelson and all Apopka City officials in the matter.”Then, in an equally scathing response, Wyzisk said that representatives from the estate not only have the information they requested but also claims the estate will not communicate directly with Signature H in order to resolve the issues.“The Estate of Julian Klein has again shown that they have no interest in moving forward to revitalize Errol Estate as envisioned by the late Julian “Larry” Klein, but instead are either ignorant of the way corporations operate or are intentionally seeking to mislead the Errol community. Despite their contention, does not tell you the ownership of a company. It merely provides notice of the manager of limited liability company and its registered agent. A registered agent is a contact for the company within the state that is available to receive official documentation. That having been said, the Estate has been provided with the operating agreement of New Errol Partners LLC that shows its ownership, including the late Mr. Klein and 5thHole Investments LLC. The fact we’re learning about this new “concern” via social media is a testament to the lack of communication we’ve been provided with the Estate.Just to be fair though, looking at the listing on Sunbiz for 5thHole Investments it becomes more obvious the knowledge of corporate filings is not the Estate’s strong suit. No manager is listed for 5thHole, but under authorized persons it states:Authorized Person(s) DetailName & AddressTitle Estate of Julian L. KleinKLEIN, ROBERT, P.R.1583 CHAMPIONSHIP CTAPOPKA, FL 32712This does not provide the information required by the Florida statutes. Maybe the Estate is not the Manager as they claim and don’t want to perjure themselves by stating so in a filing, so they intentionally left out the “Title” Manager. Maybe it was a typo. We don’t know as the Estate has refused to have a meeting to review the development plan that Larry and Andrew Klein worked on so closely with Signature H and New Errol.Looking at the filing for New Errol Partners LLC it states:Authorized Person(s) DetailName & AddressTitle MGRSIGNATURE H PROPERTY GROUP LLC1420 CELEBRATION BLVD.CELEBRATION, FL 34747This clearly states that Signature H Property Group is the Manager of New Errol and Signature H has a website clearly showing who its management is: Estate also tries to insinuate that Jonathan Leinwand, an attorney, is somehow the only one associated with New Errol and Signature H. Mr. Leinwand is listed as the registered agent. He has been counsel to Signature H and New Errol and also, at the request of the late Mr. Klein, was instrumental in successfully settling lawsuits affecting Errol Estate. These lawsuits were not against New Errol or Signature H but were settled with the help of Mr. Leinwand who did so to assist Mr. Klein in clearing away the remnants of past failed attempts to rehabilitate the property.The Estate also suggests the Manager of Signature H, Bentley Capital Group, is a dissolved Florida entity. However, they’re clearly researching a similarly named entity in the wrong state. Again, an embarrassing mistake that could be easily avoided if the Estate would agree to meet in person to address questions or concerns.Signature H and New Errol seek to work with the community transparently as evidenced by the hundreds of open houses held during the planning stage. Prior to the Estate notifying us that they intended to subpoena information we voluntarily provided the following information:all Signature H expenses (detailed by the recipient and by year)descriptions of each recipient (i.e. contractor) and their role in the developmentSignature H Profit and Loss statementall New Errol Partners bank transactions along with an accountingmultiple executed agreements (including New Errol Partners Operating Agreement and Joint Venture Agreement between Signature H and Julian Klein)and the entire project Master Plan which is a direct reflection of the immense work and resources that went into this projectAfter providing this amount of voluntary information we expected the Estate to feel confident enough with the project’s history to provide an in-person meeting, or even a phone call to continue moving forward. Instead, the Estate has continually refused to discuss any plans to advance the project according to our signed agreements. To be frank, we do not understand this posture by the Estate. Signature H spent over two years developing this project which included architecture, engineering, planning, soil testing, significant legal resources, marketing, which all resulted in a successful approval, and all at a cost far below industry standard. Not to mention, any entrusted funds were spent under the knowledge and sometimes direction of the late Mr. Klein. To question “where entrusted funds went” even after receiving significant information, while also refusing to communicate with us, is very perplexing to our team. Nevertheless, we are willingly complying with the Estate’s latest request for additional information and hoping they realize both the project and those involved have operated with the highest integrity. Signature H remains confident in New Errol and is continuing to move forward with all potential avenues to resume its progress.”The proposed $150-million project, which was approved by the Apopka City Council in March, includes 264 new residences, a redesigned championship golf course, a 15,000 square foot clubhouse with restaurant, a boutique lodge hotel, a two-acre water park, outdoor parks and trails, and an Adult Living Facility. October 16, 2018 at 7:55 am The Anatomy of Fear Reply Bob k Diane C. There are several case laws in reference to that. The residents could file for millions of dollars for lost property values and emotional damages. One golf course recently won the suit in negotiations and obtained the golf course property. Something to consider posting on Nextdoor for all the residents to see. Heidi Broomlast_img read more

Santorini House / LOI Arquitectura

first_imgArchitects: LOI Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Santorini House / LOI ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveSantorini House / LOI Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” 2019 Houses Area:  65 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Santorini House / LOI Arquitectura Projects ArchDaily Year:  CopyHouses•Argentina Photographs Save this picture!© Obralinda+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs:  ObralindaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© ObralindaRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Playa Chapadmalal is an urbanized strip between the coast and the large marplatenses stays, which gives a character that toggles between rural and marine. We are in the South Coast of Mar de Plata, Barrio Playa Chapadmalal, 6 blocks from Route Prov. No. 11 with access to the Cruz of the South Beach, an area of 19.00mts x 51.00mts with a construction existing use for holiday approx. 60m2 located on the bottom and at the highest point of the ground. The whole area has a strong landscape value. The program called for a bedroom and a new bathroom, expanding the room and closing the existing kitchen. Everything was solved by placing a transverse strip to the original construction. The design would maintain the character of the two buildings linked to the personal history of the owner. Santorini house was projected from an existing cabin about 10 years, to which was added a wing in steel frame covered with sheet metal outside and inside with wood paneling.Save this picture!© ObralindaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© ObralindaNoting the boundaries, the location of the volume existing unresponsive to the axes of the land and a backdrop own grove and the adjoining land (possibility to be acquired in the future), took us to the first resolution: that the construction is part of a game of contrasts, that landscape plays with architecture. It was decided to place the proposal on the higher side of the slope of the ground down to a stream. Finding ourselves with an existing floor level seemed appropriate that we continue. Thus the new container volume is separated from the floor, keeping the natural conditions of the ground, minimizing visual obstacles in the landscape, accentuating the undulation of the ground in the garden and allowing continuity and inner link with the existing. The proposal lies on the dividing South axis, seeking protection from prevailing winds and opening up to the best views and sunning. The general volumetry with existing ends forming a “L”, generating a new access to the joint of the two volumes. Being the focal point of the house, marked by the device had to be invented to support the roof of the cabin to the original bearing wall removed. Aims to solve the specific problem solving support, this piece became the mark showing the intersection of the two times in history.Save this picture!© ObralindaSave this picture!Side elevationSave this picture!© ObralindaThe central distribution point, accompanied by a single service volume, to organize spaces and tour of the proposal. Space fire that is attached to being existing, desk space used by all the continuity of movement with visual shots foreground and background, while being part of the equipment of the bedroom and terrace recover views and soil. Outwardly materials but unified by the color, are displayed with their differences, also inside the cabin in the original wood was painted white, while the addition kept the original color of the plates. Constructively the system is used was Steel Frame, supported on walls of reinforced concrete pronounced the slope of the ground, and between these partitions support a separate dry mezzanine floor, away from moisture upward. Three materials are that respond to the final volume: metal, glass and phenolic plates. Which should respond to the economic demand, climate and future maintenance (being a holiday use). Seeking an end unit image of the set it was suggested that all that exists is painted in black. and emphasizing on the surrounding landscape through a set of contrasts, both in its horizontal position with the tailstock of the vertical of existing trees and its color composition.Save this picture!© ObralindaTres materiales son los que dan respuesta al volumen final: chapa, vidrio y placas fenólicas. Los cuales debían responder con la exigencia económica, climática y en el mantenimiento a futuro (tratándose de un uso vacacional). En búsqueda de una unidad de imagen final del conjunto se sugirió que todo lo existente se pinte de negro. Otorgando así el protagonismo al paisaje circundante por medio de un juego de contrastes, tanto en su posición horizontal con el contrapunto de lo vertical de los arboles existentes y con su composición cromática.Save this picture!© ObralindaSave this picture!Front elevationSave this picture!© ObralindaProject gallerySee allShow lessDe la Conserva House / Jose CostaSelected ProjectsUNStudio Rethinks Traditional Glazing in Two Adaptive Reuse DesignsArchitecture News Share Argentina “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLOI ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on April 02, 2020Cite: “Santorini House / LOI Arquitectura” [Casa Santorini / LOI Arquitectura] 02 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Northern selects UCF as charity partner

first_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Ireland 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. Northern selects UCF as charity partner AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 February 2011 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Northern Bank in Northern Ireland has unveiled the Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF) as its new Charity Partner for 2011.Together with its staff and customers, Northern Bank aims hopes to raise £100,000 during the charity partnership, which will be invested in UCF’s Family Support Service.Rosamond Bennett, Northern Bank’s Head of Communications said of the partnership: “Our teams right across Northern Ireland will be working hard to meet this ambitious fundraising target, and as always, having fun along the way. The Bank and its staff are committed to helping UCF continue and expand its invaluable relationship with families in Northern Ireland.”Northern Bank has kick-started the partnership by launching its new Charity Bond and will donate a total of £20,000 for all charity saving products opened during 2011.UCF was selected after a pitch by a number of charities seeking what is one of Northern Ireland’s most valuable corporate partnerships.www.ulstercancer.orglast_img read more

Only solution to Detroit’s crisis: CANCEL THE DEBT

first_imgDetroiters protest emergency manager cuts, June 10.WW photo: Cheryl LaBashDetroit — A new restructuring plan has been issued for Detroit with no real input by the people of the city. Kevyn Orr, the state-appointed emergency manager, held a closed meeting on June 14 with creditors and some labor leaders at the Westin Hotel in the main terminal at Wayne County’s Detroit Metropolitan Airport.Orr’s meeting was met with a demonstration organized by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs. The coalition brought a group of workers, retirees, community activists and youth to the airport to denounce the emergency manager system for its total disregard of the democratic will of the people of Detroit and Michigan. The protest also exposed the preferences given by the EM to the bankers and bondholders who are largely responsible for the destruction of the city’s infrastructure and the impoverishment of its people.The demonstration, which received national press coverage, was the culmination of a series of activities over the previous six weeks which attempted to mobilize people in the city to challenge the role of the banks in the proposed restructuring of Detroit. Detroiters have consistently opposed the EM appointment through mass demonstrations, rallies, civil disobedience, lawsuits, petition drives and a statewide ballot referendum.On June 10, Orr held a “public meeting” at Wayne State University Law School where he presented a dire review of the city’s finances. Despite Orr’s cancelling two meetings the previous week, hundreds showed up to hear what the emergency manager had to say. Orr was required by the EM law to hold a public forum within 30 days of his initial report, which was issued May 12. Moratorium NOW! had called for demonstrations at both of Orr’s cancelled appearances.Most people at the gathering were opposed to the appointment of Orr. Many sought entry into the meeting, but more than 200 people were declined admission due to limited space. As people lined up outside the Law School after finding out they would not be allowed in, many broke out chanting, “Let us in! Let us in!”Other groups joined Moratorium NOW! both inside and outside the Law School, holding signs and chanting slogans about making the banks pay for the crisis and denouncing the theft of the right to vote for officials who have some semblance of political authority. Emergency management has been implemented in many cities across Michigan, most of which have majority African-American populations.Signs calling for a moratorium on the payment of debt service to the banks and the preservation of municipal employees’ pensions were photographed by local and national press. The demonstration lasted for more than two hours while the meeting took place inside.Moratorium NOW! organizer Jerry Goldberg, who attended the meeting, was able to get the microphone and asked Orr why he was not going after the banks which have “stolen billions from the people of Detroit.”Orr said he did not want to look back on who was responsible for the crisis. However, as Goldberg pointed out, under the Emergency Manager Act, Orr is mandated to conduct an investigation of “criminal conduct” that contributed to the financial emergency.The Moratorium Now! Coalition has consistently noted that it was the criminal fraud perpetrated by the banks — which placed 70 percent of Detroiters in racist, subprime, predatory mortgage loans — that resulted in more than 100,000 home foreclosures from 2005 to 2010, with the resulting massive decline in the city’s population and financial base.As Goldberg stated, it is outrageous that these same banks now claim first lien on the city’s tax dollars. Orr publicly acknowledged that wrongdoing by banks is the basis for canceling the debt, as demonstrated recently in Jefferson County, Ala. There, JP Morgan Chase was forced to repudiate 70 percent of the debt owed to it by the county because of the bank’s criminal activity there.The coalition’s positions were met with attacks by the conservative daily Detroit News in two columns which attempted to claim that the banks were not responsible for the destruction of the city.Deep cuts for workers, residentsWhat Orr advanced in his June 14 report, “City of Detroit: Proposal for Creditors,” was essentially a doomsday scenario for the city and its people. The municipality is facing approximately $18 billion in long-term debt and the population is still declining, with fewer than 700,000 residents.What jumped out immediately from the report was the claim that “The City will not make the scheduled $39.7 million payment due on its pension-related Certificates of Participation on June 14.” COPs are financial instruments that derive revenue from lease transactions that are considered unsecured. Under interest rate swaps associated with COPs, Detroit is paying banks like UBS and Bank of America more than 6 percent interest on bonds whose actual interest rate is 0.57 percent.This $39.7 million due June 14 is the first substantial default on payments to creditors since a similar event in Cleveland in 1978. Orr also reported that $2.5 billion in other unsecured debts, those not based on revenue-generating assets, will not be paid in the short term.The financial community has expressed concern over calls for a moratorium on both debt service and principal payments to banks and bondholders. Moody’s, in a press release in May, objected to these proposals being floated now by Orr and his advisers as a short-term necessity to maintain the city’s operations.During the week of June 10, Detroit was hit by what Standard & Poor’s described as a “super-downgrade” on the value of its bonds. Later Moody’s also issued a downgrade. These rating declines will compound the city’s financial crisis by further destabilizing its so-called “creditworthiness.”What is glaringly absent from Orr’s report is the need for hundreds of thousands of jobs for people who live in the city in order to create an economic recovery. Massive joblessness in the city was acknowledged in the report, but no concrete plan for the creation of jobs was advanced.The problems associated with public lighting outages across the city were also cited, but no program for repairing the city-owned equipment was addressed.There is much in Orr’s report about a rise in crime in the city, but no recognition of the role the financial institutions played and continue to play in this situation, when they targeted the city’s population for racist, predatory lending in both housing and municipal finance.Another closed-door meeting is scheduled with city labor unions on June 20. Union leaders who were present at the June 14 meeting expressed opposition to the proposed cuts in health care and pension benefits.Although specific details have not yet been released, proposals were announced that would cut pension allotments and cancel health care benefits for retirees, forcing them into the Affordable Healthcare Program or Medicare. The Department of Water and Sewage, the Department of Public Works, Belle Isle Park and other public assets are being strongly considered initially for privatization of operations and possible sell-off down the line.What is needed to turn things aroundThe labor unions, municipal retirees, community organizations, youth and students, and workers in general must be organized to fight these proposed austerity measures. Orr, a bankruptcy attorney by profession, is positioning the state to enact even deeper cuts that will negatively impact workers and residents of Detroit. He cannot be relied upon to challenge the banks. In fact, under the Emergency Manager Act, Orr is mandated to guarantee payment of the banks’ debt service at the expense of city jobs, services and pensions.Over the last five years, workers have already experienced massive pay cuts, furlough days, hikes in benefit co-pays, layoffs and privatization of services that have destroyed jobs. More than 2,700 city positions have been eliminated since 2010, and job conditions for remaining workers have worsened considerably.Orr has threatened to take the city into bankruptcy if there is any push-back from workers, pension boards, retirees and other community organizations. This bankruptcy would be the largest in U.S. history involving a major municipality. Federal bankruptcy law would enter unchartered territory, which could lead to court-imposed cuts in pensions, which are guaranteed by state law, but which may be subjected to drastic changes through the bankruptcy procedure.Other municipalities facing similar problems, Stockton and San Bernardino, Calif., have been subjected to efforts by the banks and bond insurers to force the cities to pay their financial creditors as opposed to making pensions and health care a priority for workers and retirees.Moratorium NOW! Coalition and other mass organizations are committed to working with the labor unions and retirees to fight the imposition of Orr’s bank-engineered austerity program on the city of Detroit. The coalition is demanding that Detroit’s debt to the banks be canceled; that city workers’ wages and pensions and city services be retained and expanded; that the banks be forced to pay billions to the city as restitution for the destruction they have caused; and that these funds be utilized for a massive jobs program to put Detroit’s unemployed residents to work rebuilding this city into the working-class mecca it once was.Mass and direct action will be the determining factor in this struggle as it emerges in the period to come.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Evidence continues in Donegal sexual assault case

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Pinterest Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton A teenager has told a Central Criminal Court jury that a friend’s father gave her “five or six” bottles of beer before putting her hand on his penis while she was on a sleepover.The 44-year-old Donegal man, who can not be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexually assaulting three 13-year-old girls on separate dates between February 2006 and January 2007.The trial continues before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of six men and six women. The first complainant told Prosecuting Counsel John O’Kelly that she was staying overnight at the accused man’s house on January 6th 2007 because her mother was out visiting a friend.She said that she, the accused and his daughter sat watching a DVD in the sitting room and had “five or six” drinks. She said her friend felt sick and went up to bed leaving her downstairs with the accused, at which point he took her hand and placed it on his crotch.The girl told Defence Counsel Peter Finlay that she did not remember having a falling out with the accused man’s daughter about not being invited to an event. She refuted a suggestion by Mr Finlay that the accused and his partner had been staying in another person’s house on January 6th 2007.She agreed that she had first spoken about the alleged incident with friends about three months later. WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebookcenter_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Previous articleSignage around Letterkenny is an eyesore – CulbertNext articleConcerns at Carrigans PO robbery raised in Oireachtas committee News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News By News Highland – May 12, 2010 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Evidence continues in Donegal sexual assault caselast_img read more

Delhi HC Allows Plea Seeking Postponing The Vacation Of Suit Property Due To COVID19 Pandemic [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Allows Plea Seeking Postponing The Vacation Of Suit Property Due To COVID19 Pandemic [Read Order] Karan Tripathi8 April 2020 5:21 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has allowed a judgement debtor to postpone the vacation of suit property due to the unforeseen circumstances brought about by the COVID19 pandemic. While granting the relief, the Single Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta took into consideration the medical condition of the applicant/judgment-debtor, as well as the feasibility of shifting to a different accommodation at…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?LoginDelhi High Court has allowed a judgement debtor to postpone the vacation of suit property due to the unforeseen circumstances brought about by the COVID19 pandemic. While granting the relief, the Single Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta took into consideration the medical condition of the applicant/judgment-debtor, as well as the feasibility of shifting to a different accommodation at this point. The present application was moved to seek an extension of time to vacate the suit property which was undertaken to be vacated by 10th April, 2020 as noted in the order dated 23rd January, 2020. Senior Advocate Sanjeev Sabharwal, who appeared for the applicant, submitted that given the present situations where the applicants can neither look for another house nor shift there and even the LIC Housing Finance Ltd. cannot go ahead with the recovery, the undertaking given by the applicants should be modified. He further argued that considering the medical condition of the applicants as also the prevailing conditions, it will not be feasible for the applicants to vacate the suit property and shift to another accommodation. While accepting the plea, the court ordered that the applicant/judgment debtor will hand over the vacant peaceful possession of the property to the court by depositing the keys thereof on or before 30th June, 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

‘Doors Of Justice Cannot Be Closed’ : SC Tells NCLAT Which Stopped Court Work After Its Staff Was Tested Positive For Covid 19 [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories’Doors Of Justice Cannot Be Closed’ : SC Tells NCLAT Which Stopped Court Work After Its Staff Was Tested Positive For Covid 19 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 July 2020 8:06 AMShare This – x”The doors of justice cannot be closed”, remarked the Supreme Court while it asked the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, which has suspended the court work, to find out a way for online hearing.The bench comprising of Justice Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer and Indira Banerjee was hearing a Special Leave Petition in which the petitioner’s counsel submitted that he has filed an appeal…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The doors of justice cannot be closed”, remarked the Supreme Court while it asked the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, which has suspended the court work, to find out a way for online hearing.The bench comprising of Justice Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer and Indira Banerjee was hearing a Special Leave Petition in which the petitioner’s counsel submitted that he has filed an appeal against the order of NCLT, Mumbai before the NCLAT, but the NCLAT has closed its functioning as one of its employees is suffering from Covid-19. “We request the NCLAT to start the hearing of the matter on interim stay, immediately on reopening.”, said the bench while dismissing the SLP with the above observation.NCLAT work was suspended after a staff member of NCLAT was tested positive for Covid-19 on 26th June 2020. Thereafter, Acting Chairperson, Members, Officers of the Registry and the staff were subjected to Covid-19 test. On 2nd July, NCLAT informed through a notice that the Court work (Virtual hearing) and filing etc. would remain suspended till 10th July. It also informed that the matters listed from 6th July, 2020 to 10th July, 2020 in the Court of Chairperson and Court – II would not be taken up.Before this incident on 26th June, NCLAT had been hearing urgent cases through video conferencing mode from June 1. It had also issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for advocate/authorised representative/ party-in-person for ‘Mentioning’ the matter for hearing through virtual mode.Case name: M/S MARATHE HOSPITALITY vs. MAHESH SUREKHA Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more

Bombay High Court Cracks Whip On People Wearing Masks Below Chin; Asks Police To Take Strict Action

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay High Court Cracks Whip On People Wearing Masks Below Chin; Asks Police To Take Strict Action Sharmeen Hakim7 May 2021 6:12 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court(Aurangabad bench) took exception to citizens behaving irresponsibly by refusing to wears masks when they venture out or wear helmets while riding motorcycles. The court directed the police to prosecute violators irrespective of their position. The bench noted that people blame the administration for the rise in covid cases, but it is “shameful” that they have to be penalised for their own benefit. In this light, we have to pass orders for citizens to protect themselves as if they have no responsibility to protect themselves and their family members. Unfortunately, people have to be advised to protect themselves and, at times, have to be penalised so as to make it compulsory to protect themselves, as if they have no responsibility. A division bench of Justice Ravindra Ghuge and Justice BU Debadwar then directed, the “police department to implement Covid restrictions strictly and ensure that any person found in a public place not wearing a mask, should be prosecuted, no matter the position he holds. ” The court observed that citizens wear masks below their chins, keeping the nose and mouth open.”In the press reports and electronic media, we have seen people appear to take pride in hanging the mask below the chin”. As for helmets, the court observed people often hang them on motorbike’s rear and wear it when they spot a police officer. On Friday, the bench hearing its suo motu PIL on covid-19 management in the Marathwada region said their April 26 order would continue with a host of directions for strick implementation of lockdown. It includes carrying an Aadhar Card during the lockdown. Court rejects ACP Traffic, Suresh Wankhede’s apology During the last hearing on Wednesday, the court had sought a written apology from ACP (Traffic), Aurangabad, Suresh Wankhede for not complying with its order from April 26. The court had directed bikers to wear helmets in its order. The bench noted that Wankhede issued a press note that people were at “liberty” to wear helmets from May 15, nearly 20 days later. On Friday, the court took Wankhede’s affidavit on record and observed there wasn’t even a whisper about the press note or that newspapers had wrongly quoted him. Except for declaring his respect to the court, Shri Wankhede has not stated anything about his action, which was the focal point. Therefore, we are rejecting his affidavit and are not treating it as his apology to this court. This does create a ground for initiating contempt action against the said officer; the court observed while posting the subject for hearing on Wednesday. Former Mayor’s birthday party The Amicus Curiae SS Bora showed the bench a news report, where a former mayor is seen celebrating his birthday along with 12 others, only one of whom was wearing a mask albeit below the chin. We are surprised that people’s representatives who are expected to lead from the front and aspire to be leaders and role models are taking pride in celebrating their birthdays publicly, the court remarked. Chief Public Prosecutor DR Kale’s informed the bench that an offence is registered against those involved. While marriage ceremonies were permitted for only two hours with 25 attendees, the court noted that the prosecutor seemed unaware if such restrictions were applicable for birthday party celebrations of peoples representatives. We are surprised that people’s representatives who are expected to lead from the front and aspire to be leaders and role models are taking pride in celebrating their birthdays publicly, the court observed. Antigen Tests for primary health care centres Following the amicus’s submissions that residents of far-flung villages rush to the nearest primary health centre or rural hospitals on developing symptoms, and their swabs are then taken to the most immediate district for RT-PCR testing, the bench said antigen testing must be encouraged. These two days are crucial and could be fatal to the patient. Therefore, we are directing all the respondents to increase Rapid Antigen at the PHCs and rural hospitals. So that the results which are made available within 30mins could be conveyed to the patient and a patient found positive can be shifted to a hospital which could save his life, the court said. LPG Crematoriums The bench directed all the respondents to invite philanthropists, industrialists, people’s representatives, and NGOs to contribute towards establishing LPG crematorium. TagsBombay High Court Covid-19 Protocol Suo Motu Maharashtra Justice Ravindra Ghuge Justice BU Debadwar Next Storylast_img read more

Santa Anita Park’s main track reopens after 19 horse deaths in two months

first_imgwinhorse/iStock(ARCADIA, Calif.) — A prominent horse racetrack in Southern California reopened Thursday morning after being closed for soil inspection in the wake of 19 horse deaths. Santa Anita Park closed its main track on Monday to evaluate sub-surface conditions and determine whether excess rain has contributed to the recent spike in fatalities. At least 19 horses have died there while racing or training since the track in Arcadia, about 17 miles northeast of Los Angeles, opened for the winter season on Dec. 26, according to California Horse Racing Board spokesperson Mike Martin. That’s double the number of horses that died at Santa Anita Park during the same period last year, according to The Los Angeles Times. Santa Anita Park said in a press release Sunday that the area has experienced more than 11 inches of rain and “near-record cold temperatures” in the past month, which may have impacted moisture content and soil consistency. But Mick Peterson, director of the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Equine Programs who evaluates soil samples from Santa Anita Park every month, deemed the main track “one-hundred percent ready” for both training and racing on Wednesday evening. Peterson and Santa Anita Park track superintendent Andy LaRocco tested soil samples and conducted a thorough examination of the track’s cushion, pad and base. Peterson also used ground-penetrating radar to ensure uniform consistency throughout the one-mile dirt oval. “The ground penetrating radar verified all of the materials, silt, clay and sand, as well as moisture content, are consistent everywhere on this track,” Peterson said in a statement Wednesday. “This testing ensures all components, the five-inch cushion, pad and base, are consistent and in good order.” Santa Anita Park’s main track surface is tested and evaluated on a daily basis by park staff as well as the California Horse Racing Board. Peterson noted that maintaining the track’s physical soundness is a constant challenge that involves a myriad of issues. “All of the testing and research we’ve done, worldwide, clearly indicates soundness is multi-factorial,” he said. “We must approach this challenge with the knowledge that this is always a process and we need to always strive to get better and that no matter how good the results may be, we must get better.” “If there are issues, they’re going to be addressed,” he added. “The safety of the horses, jockeys and exercise people is our number one priority and always will be.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgby Joe GuzzardiFederal agencies that deal with immigration love to deliver bad news late on Friday afternoon. Better yet to obscure the disappointing announcement is when the Friday falls on a three-day national holiday weekend. So, on this year’s Memorial Day getaway Friday Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, hoping that the fewest possible people would be paying attention, announced that DHS was, once again, caving into big business interests. DHS will issue an additional 15,000 H-2–visas during fiscal year 2018; the new round of visas is on top of the existing 66,000 allocation.According to the Office of Public Affairs press release, DHS made its decision after consulting with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, members of Congress and business owners. Noticeably missing from the roundtable of purported experts was a representative from the many not working.One of the most predictable false claims the immigration expansion lobby, that includes businesses, makes is that owners will be forced to shut down or, in DHS lingo, are “at risk of failing,” unless a new cheap labor infusion happens soon. But business’ looming bankruptcy meme is so tedious that few Americans outside of Congress buy into it.Last summer provided multiple examples of how, when an H-2–visa shortage was anticipated, Maine employers sought out locals. Among those Maine businesses that raised wages to attract Americans were restaurants, hotels and bicycle repair shops – nonessential industries that don’t have to depend on visas to satisfy their labor requirements. On Martha’s Vineyard, a New England tourist haven, small businesses also hiked their pay scales to attract Americans.Ample evidence culled from federal data proves that no national labor market shortages exists, especially in the job categories that H-2–employers insist overseas workers must fill. In its detailed 2017 study, the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute found that in the top ten H-2–occupations, shortages if any occurred only in isolated markets. The top ten occupations are: landscaping workers, forestry, housekeeping, amusement parks, meat, poultry and fish cutting, construction, waiters, cooks, production workers, and non-farm animal caretakers.EPI, through its wage analysis, provided further proof that the H-2–depresses earnings. From 2004 to 2016, wages in the top H-2–categories grew less than an average of one-half of one percent in nine of the 10 most petitioned occupations. During the same 12-year period, unemployment rates in the ten professions remained at relatively high rates.Beyond employers’ craven H-2–misuse, the American Civil Liberties Union linked the visa to abuse, trafficking and inhumane working conditions, each a criminal violation.DHS’ decision to expand the employment pool by 15,000 ignores and defies tight labor markets’ inherent value to U.S. workers. Around 43 million Americans live below the poverty line and need the jobs employers give to low-skilled visa holders. Employers’ first move should be to recruit from among those 43 million, and raise wages as necessary until Americans fill the vacant jobs. Moreover, instead of approving more H-2–employment-based visas, many of which go to non-essential landscaping and resort jobs, Congress should protect the most vulnerable Americans.Casual observers may ask what the big deal is about another 15,000 employment-based visas. But they miss the point. Each employment visa denies an opportunity to, or displaces, an existing U.S. worker, untenable in today’s soft labor market. Economists know that the lasting solution to true labor shortages is to pay more.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more