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Denmark lender fails

first_imgMonday 7 February 2011 8:41 am whatsapp Share Denmark lender fails alison.lock More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo Show Comments ▼ Denmark has been left bearing a £1.72bn bill as Amagerbanken, the country’s eighth-biggest lender, became its tenth bank to be nationalised following the global financial crisis.Amagerbanken said yesterday that it would transfer its assets to Finansiel Stabilitet A/S, the state company that administers failed banks, and administrators would close the bank.Amagerbanken said fourth-quarter writedowns wiped out its equity, attributing a large part to failed property investors.The failure of Amagerbanken was roughly the same size as the mid-2008 collapse of Roskilde Bank, previously the biggest Danish bank failure.The bill to the government for taking over Amagerbanken is 15.2 billion Danish krone (£1.72bn), which is the price that the state administrating company Finansiel Stabilitet will pay for the remaining assets.The Danish banking industry will cover 2.2 billion crowns of that cost through the country’s depositary guarantee scheme, Amagerbanken Chairman Niels Heering told a news conference.If total losses from Amagerbanken rise above 15.2 billion crowns, Danish financial institutions would have to bear a larger burden than 2.2 billion, Heering said.Denmark’s biggest bank Danske Bank, as well as the Nordic region’s biggest bank Nordea and four competitors said they had little or no exposure to Amagerbanken.Denmark has the most fragmented banking industry of any of the Nordic countries, with more than 100 financial institutions.Danske Bank said its total exposure to Amagerbanken was 10 million crowns, and other small Danish banks said they did not have significant exposure to the failed bank.Sweden’s Handelsbanken and Swedbank as well as major Danish banks Jyske Bank and Sydbank also said they were not exposed.Danish mortgage lender Nykredit, which is not listed, said it had exposure to Amagerbanken of almost 300 million crowns. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ZB Financial Holdings Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgZB Financial Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about ZB Financial Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZB Financial Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZB Financial Holdings Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileZB Financial Holdings Limited provides financial solutions to the commercial and merchant banking sector in Zimbabwe, as well as retail banking services, insurance operations and strategic investments. Known as Zimbank, the company services its clients through a nationwide footprint of branches in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe and electronic delivery channels. The Insurance division provides structured insurance products for short- and long-term insurance; and the Strategic Investment division offers shared services which include risk management, compliance and human resources, and investments in property holdings and sub-sectors of the financial sector. ZB Financial Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Homeowners top regrets: Unexpected repairs and maintenance

first_img Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. But 92% would rather own than rentFrom zillow.comBy Kathryn Coursolle and Manny Garcia  Please enter your name here TAGSHomeownersReal Previous articleA hero sleeping on the couchNext articleOver 800 Million Title Insurance Records Exposed in Data Leak Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The large majority of homeowners don’t envy their renter peers: Only 8% of homeowners wish they were renting instead, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report[1]Still, homeowners do have some regrets – most notably the curse of unexpected repairs: 36% of homeowners wish they didn’t have to deal with unexpected repairs and maintenance. The next-biggest regret is the inability to relocate (27%), followed by the bane of too much yardwork (25%).Almost three in four homeowners (72%) have at least one regret about their home, though rarely that it’s too big. Despite the tiny home craze and a trend toward downsizing, only 11% of homeowners think their house is too large.7 tips on how to value a house Age plays a role, with 81% of younger homeowners (age 18 to 34) registering at least one regret, compared to 65% of homeowners older than 54. The biggest difference in regrets between those age groups is financial: 30% say their mortgage payment is too high, compared to 12% of older homeowners.Younger homeowners also are more than twice as likely as their older counterparts to say they regret rushing the process of buying a home: 29% compared to 12%.Children up the ante: More homeowners with children have housing regrets (79%) compared to homeowners who are childfree (69%) – but both groups are more satisfied than renters with each of those family make-ups.In fact, renters[2] in general have more regrets. The biggest: 52% of renters wish they were building equity in their own home, equal to the share that said they wish they could customize their home to suit their needs. Kathryn Courselle joined Zillow in March 2018 working to create survey data and comprehensive research to understand the demographic and housing patterns of buyers, sellers, renters, and homeowners. Before joining Zillow, she worked in institutional analytics for Capella University. Kathryn also worked for the University of Minnesota to integrate and disseminate census and government survey datasets to the public. Kathryn received her Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography from UCLA and a Master of Business Administration from Capella University.Manny Garcia joined Zillow in October 2018 to work on analysis and research for publications and visualizations, helping to ensure that the brand’s public-facing survey data are accurate and reputable. Previously, Manny managed a survey data pipeline for thousands of survey and census datasets at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Manny received his Bachelor of Science in geography, with a focus on geographic information sciences, from the University of Oregon.Notes:[1] A semiannual survey conducted by Ipsos of 10,000 homeowners and renters in 20 of the country’s largest metro areas.[2] Renters refer to those who rent their home or live with family members or in another living situation but do not own their home.last_img read more

Georgia marchers to racists: ‘Take it down!’

first_imgDecatur, Ga. — Several hundred people — a cross section of the city’s residents, including many students from Decatur High School — took to the streets in a march initiated by Hate Free Decatur on Sept. 10.The grass-roots group formed spontaneously following a vigil for Heather Heyer, killed in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 by a neo-Nazi at a racist Unite the Right rally.Hate Free Decatur’s immediate demand is the removal of the “Lost Cause Confederate Memorial” in Decatur Square in front of the Old County Courthouse and close to the current courthouse. Decatur Square, surrounded by restaurants and small stores, is the crossroads for public transportation and the location for many public events for the diverse communities living in the area.The towering obelisk with its salute to white supremacy, honoring those who kept the “covenant” of racism, was erected in 1908 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.Just two years earlier, in 1906, 10,000 white men and boys rampaged through the streets of downtown Atlanta, killing and beating Black men and women, burning down their businesses and homes. By 1908, the Georgia Legislature had denied African Americans the right to vote.To allow the Confederate monument a place near the doors of the courthouse continues to serve notice to Black people that they still have no rights.Rally speakers included NAACP leaders, high school students, labor leaders, members of the clergy and other faith-based groups, immigrants, Black Lives Matter activists and city residents, This writer read a solidarity message from the Durham 14, the North Carolina activists arrested for the toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham on Aug. 14.Georgia, like many U.S. Southern states, has a law forbidding the removal of any Confederate monument without legislative approval.Sara Patenaude, a co-founder of Hate Free Decatur, made clear in her remarks that the struggle to rid public spaces of white supremacist symbols is only a part of the larger goal of ending all the institutionalized methods of criminalizing, denigrating and impoverishing people of color.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cross-country caravan to demand: Residency, now!

first_imgBulletin: The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Sept. 14 against TPS recipients, holding that President Trump can terminate the legal status of people of all countries now living in the U.S. under protection of the program. The ruling leaves hundreds of thousands vulnerable to deportation.On Sept. 21, im/migrant activists will depart Los Angeles for San Francisco, the first of 54 stops across 32 states on the #TPSJourney4JusticeII bus tour, ultimately arriving in Washington, D.C., in mid-November. For caravan map and information about Journey for Justice, go to 2018, the first Jornada por la Justicia calling for protection of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients crisscrossed the country after Trump terminated the program. TPS is now set to end after Jan. 4, 2021, for 411,000 recipients who will then lose legal work authorization, driver’s licenses (in most states) and protection from deportation. ( June, the intensifying #ResidencyNow fight drew a caravan of over 200 cars to D.C. Amidst the Black Lives Matter rebellion and COVID-19 pandemic, the summer mobilization centered the multinational unity of the Black and Brown TPS community and their contributions as essential workers.“We want to be legalized,” Massachusetts activist Julio Perez told Workers World. “We have been living legally in the U.S. for 20 or more years and gotten nothing, so we also empathize with the 12 million undocumented in this country.” Perez will drive the 13,000-mile Journey for Justice II route, designed by the National TPS Alliance, National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON) and Central American Resource Center (CRECEN). The 300 hours of driving will cost him all his vacation time, plus eight weeks unpaid leave including two in quarantine, before returning to work as a custodian at Harvard University. Recognizing the urgency of protecting large numbers of members, Perez’ union SEIU 32BJ negotiated the time off.TPS workers have already paid their dues to the U.S. Elmer Romero, Director of Strategic Partnership for CRECEN, organizing in Houston’s Salvadoran community with well over 36,000 TPS-holders, explained to Workers World, “The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the TPS community is composed of essential and necessary workers to sustain and serve the economy of our nation. It is an immoral and inhumane act to deny a legal immigration status to the people who take care of us and feed us.”Histories of violenceU.S. residents are eligible for TPS, if their nation of origin becomes unsafe due to disaster or violence. Like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), it temporarily protects recipients from removal. TPS is not a path to citizenship, although many recipients have 20-plus years of 18-month extensions. TPS recipients have 300,000 U.S.-born children.Trump’s cancellation of TPS for all ten of the currently designated countries — El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — is racist. He notoriously labeled these nations “s–hole countries,” blaming the victims for conditions U.S. imperialism created.TPS was a concession to 1980s Salvadoran activists who fled the right-wing dictatorship, which President Reagan was financing with over $3 million per day in today’s dollars. A majority of Tepesiana/os — the Spanish-speaking recipients’ word for their status — are Salvadorans who arrived after the 2001 earthquake there.U.S. interventions in Honduras and Nicaragua also heightened the devastation of Hurricane Mitch before those countries were designated. The U.S. has forced debilitating debt onto Haiti for two centuries. ICE detainees are also disproportionately Haitian. No disaster is entirely “natural” in countries destabilized by U.S. intervention. U.S. and British imperialism reduced Nepal to “one of the poorest countries on the planet” before its 2015 earthquake. (Workers World, April 28, 2015) Various “pretexts … cover for U.S. imperialism’s geostrategic and economic interests” in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East as well. (Workers World, April 2, 2019)Decades of immigration policy shifts mirror capitalism’s instability. Im/migrants keep the U.S. economy humming, when business is booming. Immigration to escape the aftermath of U.S. policies is encouraged; the exodus neutralizes the threat posed by revolution developing after a disaster. In downtimes, the ruling class swerves the other way — cutting workers. Many Black and Brown union leaders, who are revitalizing the U.S. labor movement and benefiting everyone, have TPS. Cancelling TPS is union-busting, purging leaders to undermine resistance to the next attack — whether it’s unemployment, right-to-work or unsafe reopening. Wall St. is the beneficiary.Transformative journeysThe National TPS Alliance formed immediately after Homeland Secretary Kristjen Nielsen announced the termination in January 2018. By March, activists filed Ramos v. Nielsen in the 9th Circuit Court, arguing that racism led to unconstitutional procedural corner cutting by the Trump administration. Supreme Court justices, on the defensive during the BLM rebellion this June, conceded DACA litigants’ same argument, although they remain without a path to permanent residency. And Trump immediately attacked DACA again. TPS recipients still await the lower court decision on Ramos.As the attacks inspire militant activism, #SaveTPS has given way to the all-inclusive call for #ResidencyNow. Doris Reina-Landaverde, a national TPS and SEIU leader like Perez, a Harvard custodian in Massachusetts, told Workers World: “We don’t want to save TPS. We want permanent residency. When we fight, it’s for everyone now and all the people who come in the future. It’s what we need for our families. It’s not about saving — it’s about fighting.” G. Lechat, Boston, an activist with FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere), is a co-founder of Harvard TPS Coalition, a joint effort between the University’s workers from SEIU 32BJ, UNITE HERE Local 26 and AFSCME Local 3650.Gloria Rubac, Houston, an activist with FIRE, is one of the founders of the South Texas Human Rights Center in Falfurrias, Texas, working to save migrant lives at the U.S./Mexico border. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Thousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine

first_img TAGS  Local NewsUS News Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Thousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine WhatsApp In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Previous articleRangers’ Trouba out 4-6 weeks, Panarin ready to returnNext articleRussia rejects European rights court’s order to free Navalny Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Florida Case May Cause Both Borrowers and Servicers Difficulty

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Commentary / Florida Case May Cause Both Borrowers and Servicers Difficulty in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured Tagged with: ober vs town of lauderdale-by-the-sea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 3, 2016 1,235 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Do you see this as a trend that could impact servicers and the foreclosure process nationally?There’s really no way to tell. Florida state law can obviously be used as persuasive authority in any other state, but it’s not binding on any other state. Some states may choose to adopt Florida law on this issue. There’s nothing which would stop another state from adopting the position that this court has taken. But, again, it seems to be an isolated case so far, and it’s not the Florida Supreme Court. However, until there is a case in Florida which directly conflicts with this case, this case has the authority of a Florida Supreme Court case. In other words, it applies throughout the whole of the state of Florida unless and until there’s a case that comes along and says this case is wrong. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save How will this decision impact servicers now that these liens are attached to these properties?Well obviously, getting rid of the liens themselves will cost money because it’s all a process and a hassle. Additionally, there has been a trend in Florida for a court to grant a fairly liberally extended sale date. If the servicer, or if the plaintiff, wins at trial, the court will say, “You can have some time to move out. You can have 90 days; you can have 120 days. We’ll set the sale out that long.” There have been a couple of plaintiffs’ attorneys who have now been saying, “Well, no, we have this new Ober case out that says that any extended sale date means that liens could be occurring on the property which would prejudice us.” I’ve seen a couple of instances where the court will say, “well, we shouldn’t have an extended sale date then,” and it’s negatively impacting the borrowers in some cases. I’m not saying that that’s a wide spread thing, but it could become one. Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Previous: CSS Implements DocMagic’s Total eClose Solution Next: What is the Future of Freddie Mac’s Risk Transfer Policy? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Recently, DS News did a state spotlight on a Florida court case that has caused controversy due to its potential to cause difficulty for servicers in the disposition of foreclosed properties. DS News sat down with Morgan Weinstein to discuss the case in depth and get his perspective on the impact it could hold for borrowers as well as servicers.Weinstein is a Senior Associate at Van Ness Law Firm, PLC, focusing his practice on real property litigation and appellate law. Weinstein has been published on issues concerning mortgage foreclosure in Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left and the Florida Bar Journal, and will be published in the upcoming edition of the University of New Hampshire Law Review. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post ober vs town of lauderdale-by-the-sea 2016-10-03 Kendall Baer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe About Author: Kendall Baer Describe what has happened in the case Ober v. Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.In this case there’s a question as to the application of liens that are placed on a property between a final judgement of foreclosure and the sale date. The way that Florida law used to be is when a foreclosure case is filed the plaintiff, the lending institution or the mortgage servicer in the action, will also file what’s called a notice of lis pendens, and that serves as a notice to the world that this case has begun and that the plaintiff claims an interest, with regard to the property, and that that interest is superior to interests that may arise after and before the sale.That’s the way that it used to be thought of. You file your case, you prosecute your case, and eventually you get a judgement that says that you’re entitled to have a foreclosure sale because the property owner owes money and can’t pay it, and so you’re going to attempt to have the court set the sale of the property to reimburse you for what you’re owed.While that’s going on, often times you have a borrower who doesn’t want to get out of the property yet for various reasons. They could be working on the loan modification. They could be attempting to sell the property. They could just need more time to get out in order to get their lives in order. During this time, they’re filing motions in the court to cancel the sale, for example filing for bankruptcy so that the sale can’t occur for a period of time. During all that time, they get to stay in the property, but while they’re in the property, they’re not paying the mortgage. And if they’re not paying the mortgage, they’re probably not paying other things too. There are might be municipal liens or liens from the city where they might not have paid their water some months or they might not have paid the electrical some months. They also might have caused a code violation because they weren’t taking care of the property during this time, and the city has claims that there is a code violation thus placing a lien on them for failure to fix the code violation. While all that is occurring those liens are being placed on the property.The way that we used to understand the law is that these liens are not the ultimate purchaser of the property’s responsibility because they occurred between the time of the final judgement and the sale. Ober came along and said “no, once the final judgement is entered the lis pendens is no longer effective to bar those liens.” Those liens that accumulate on the property are valid against the property, so whoever purchases at the sale is responsible. Florida Case May Cause Both Borrowers and Servicers Difficultylast_img read more

SC Takes Suo Moto Case For Guidelines On Court Functioning Via Video Conferencing; Matter Listed Tomorrow

first_imgTop StoriesSC Takes Suo Moto Case For Guidelines On Court Functioning Via Video Conferencing; Matter Listed Tomorrow LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 April 2020 5:42 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday will hear a suo moto case on the guidelines for the functioning of courts via video conferencing during the COVID-19 lockdown.A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao will consider the matter titled “In Re Guidelines For Court Functioning Through Video Conferencing During COVID-19 Pandemic” tomorrow at 12.30…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 Supreme Court on Monday will hear a suo moto case on the guidelines for the functioning of courts via video conferencing during the COVID-19 lockdown.A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde,  Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao will consider the matter titled “In Re Guidelines For Court Functioning Through Video Conferencing During COVID-19 Pandemic” tomorrow at 12.30 PM.On Friday, Justice Chandrachud, who heads the E-Committee of the SC, had held a meeting the judges representing all High Courts on court hearing via video conferencing.Dr. Justice Chandrachud, reviewed the measures which have been initiated by the High Courts in their respective jurisdiction.Following the declaration of 21-day lockdown on March 24, the Supreme Court had been hearing urgent matters through video conferencing.Former Supreme Court Bar Association President, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, has written to the CJI seeking amendment to SC Rules to provide video conferencing facility even after lockdown.  Next Storylast_img read more

Supreme Court Takes Suo Moto Action On ‘Remediation Of Polluted Rivers’; To Start With Yamuna – Read Order

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Takes Suo Moto Action On ‘Remediation Of Polluted Rivers’; To Start With Yamuna – Read Order Nupur Thapliyal13 Jan 2021 6:23 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance on the issue of “remediation of polluted rivers”.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, Justice A.S. Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian observed that one of the major causes of water pollution was the discharge of non treated/ partially treated municipal waste and effluents of various States and cities….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 Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance on the issue of “remediation of polluted rivers”.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, Justice A.S. Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian observed that one of the major causes of water pollution was the discharge of non treated/ partially treated municipal waste and effluents of various States and cities. The Court however will start with adjudicating upon the issue of Yamuna River contamination. The suo moto action came while the Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by Delhi Jal Board on the requirement of urgent intervention of the Apex Court in form of directions on the Haryana Government for ceasing the discharge of untreated effluents resulting in a rise of ammonia levels in river water. According to the petitioner, the intervention is essential to avert the humanitarian crisis that the citizens of NCT of Delhi are facing. INITIATION OF SUO MOTO ACTION The issue of pollution of water resources and the deterioration in quality of fresh water led the bench to take a suo moto action as being an issue of greater importance affecting general public and living beings including marine life. “Deterioration of quality of fresh water has a direct correlation with the quality of public health. It is an acknowledged fact that pollution of water supplies by sewage effluents has been and still is a major cause of variety of diseases and discomforts.” The bench observed. The Court relied on the landmark judgment of Narmada Bachao Andolan v. Union of India (2000) wherein it was held that all people, whatever their stage of development and their social and economic conditions, have the right to have access to drinking water in quantum and of a quality equal to their basic needs. Moreover, the bench also took notice of the directive principles of state policy enshrined under Art. 47 and 48A of the Constitution which casts a duty upon the state to improve the public health of citizens and protect the environment. On the major causes of water pollution in the cities, the bench observed that “surface water resources such as rivers, ponds and lakes where effluents are discharged from local bodies are highly polluted. Such discharge of human sewage and other pollutants results into deterioration in chemical, physical and biological properties of water. All these processes lead to degradation of natural environment.” Furthermore, the bench was of the view that in dealing with the issue of water pollution, the procedure of setting up “Sewage Treatment Plants” were implemented with a purpose of prioritizing the cities that discharge industrial pollutions and sewer directly in the rivers and water bodies. However, the bench, while observing the facts of the present petition noted that this system is either not treated through a plant before discharging effluents or the treatment plants do not function adequately. Therefore, the court ordered for taking up a suo moto action on the issue of remediation of polluted rivers. In view of this, the bench issued notice to State of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh along with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Central Board of Pollution Control. The bench has also appointed Ms. Meenakshi Arora, also the counsel for the petitioner in the writ petition, to be the amicus curiae for assisting the Court in the suo moto cognizance of rivers. Further directions issued by the bench are: CPCB to submit a report identifying municipalities along the river Yamuna, which have not installed total treatment plants for sewage as per the requirement or have gaps in ensuring that the sewage is not discharged untreated into the river. CPCB may also highlight any other source of prominent contamination within the limits of Municipalities. CPCB shall also submit priority-wise list of Municipalities, river stretches adjacent to which have been found to be most polluted. MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS DATED 13.01.2021 Senior Adv. Meenakshi Arora, representing the petitioner Delhi Jal Board pressed upon the gravity of the urgent intervention needed in the issue as the respondent State authorities have been failing to prevent the discharge of effluents in the river water as they lack the required mechanism to treat the water levels. “The ammonia levels in Yamuna water have been rising. The requirement of ammonia levels is that the level should be below 0.9 ppm. However, yesterday we found that the level of ammonia was 6. Therefore after an emergency meeting, we had to issue notices to 38 areas of North and South Delhi saying that there will be shortage of water.” Adv. Meenakshi Arora argued. According to Ms. Arora, Yamuna River water is the source of supplying drinking water to major areas in the NCT of Delhi and therefore, the rising ammonia levels in the river water are harmful and deadly for the citizens of Delhi. “Ammonia when mixed with chlorine will cause cancer. We cannot let the citizens die.” She submitted. To this, the CJI had asked the petitioner to inform the adequate steps which the State of Haryana take in lowering down the pollution and ammonia levels in the water. The submission made by Ms. Arora was that the major issue which the State of Haryana faces is that it lacked proper mechanism in treating the discharged water. Subsequently, the respondents are failing to control the issue of rising ammonia levels. “The problem with Haryana is that their STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) system doesn’t work. You need to check the level of the discharge levels before discharging water in river.” After analyzing the submission made by the petitioner, the Bench took suo moto action and ordered that “We are taking suo moto action on the Yamuna river issue. Ms. Meenakshi Arora is appointed as Amicus Curiae in the matter. We would request you to serve papers on the respondents and take up the matter on Tuesday.” CJI ordered. The bench will now take up the matter on 19th January 2021.Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe 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

Two people rescued off Fanad

first_img By News Highland – September 28, 2018 Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Two people rescued off Fanad Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitter Two people have been rescued by local fishing men near Ballyhoorisky Point off Fanad after their small fishing vessel sank.Rescue services were tasked to the scene by the Coast Guard after the alarm was raised at around 3:30pm this afternoon.Mulroy Coast Guard and the Coast Guard helicopter were at the scene and assistance was also requested from the Lough Swilly Lifeboat.The operation was stood down when it emerged the pair had been rescued by a local fishing boat.center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleInjury rules Toland out of Ireland FriendlyNext articleMain Evening News, Sport, Obituaries and Nuacht Friday September 28th News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more