first_img Show Comments ▼ RESOLUTION Share whatsapp WHEN it comes to insurance, size matters and that’s the strategy Resolution is betting the farm on. After buying two insurers – Friends Provident and most of Axa’s UK life operations – it is clear that it’s now hunting down its next prey. The question for investors is whether Resolution, founded by insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery in 2008, can buy his way to the top by putting together disparate brands to create a successful business with £10bn of embedded value by 2012. Yesterday’s results, showing a pre-tax profit of £139m from a £7m loss the previous year with strong cash generation of £73m indicate that he is on his way. The numbers were buoyed by Friends Provident where sales were up 42 per cent at £458m proving Cowdery’s strategy thus far is working. It’s a high risk bet however. Failure to achieve planned synergies, overpaying and not being able to secure the cash to fund its strategy are all potential stumbling blocks. But with regulatory changes set to force insurers to hold more capital, those with deep pockets will win as smaller rivals wither. Tuesday 17 August 2010 8:05 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Heraldcenter_img 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 ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

These 2 FTSE 250 stocks are down 20% and 40%! Are they unmissable bargains?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Everywhere you look, stocks are crashing to earth, and these two FTSE 250 companies have been falling faster than most.If you believe in buying shares when they are down and then waiting for the recovery, these two could make highly tempting buys. So is now the time to invest in the Signature Aviation (LSE: SIG) share price, down 20%, and the Playtech (LSE: PTEC) share price, down almost 40%?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Any company that has anything to do with the airline industry is having a grim time, and Signature Aviation is no exception. Signature, formerly BBA, provides refuelling, cargo handling, and maintenance services to the industry.Signature stockTuesday’s full-year results delivered only temporary respite, even though there were some positive numbers in there. The £2bn group completed its sale of Ontic for $1.37bn, and returned $833.6m of capital to shareholders over the 2019 calendar year. The dividend is up 5% and CEO Mark Johnstone promises further progression.Total group underlying operating profit hit $441.1m, which fell to $320.8m on a continuing group basis. Free cash flows remain strong, totalling $187.2m.Signature Aviation looks like a good company caught out in a sector sell-off due to problems beyond its control. The coronavirus is giving it a mighty wallop that could continue, even after the panic recedes. Long-term attitudes toward travel could change, especially if businesses discover they can work just as well remotely. Growing concerns about the effect of air travel on climate change will also likely grow.The group has drawn praise from my fellow Fool writers for its resilience, shrewd acquisitions, and generous dividends, if not for its share price growth. Signature Aviation offers a forecast yield of 5%, with cover of just 1.1. It is surprisingly pricey at 18.5 times forward earnings, given recent events. There is too much uncertainty around for me to buy at that price.Dangerous gamePlaytech (LSE: PTEC) was in trouble well before the current sell-off. When I wrote about it last summer, its stock had fallen 60% in just two years, as profits disappointed. Now, the gambling software provider has got caught up in the coronavirus sell-off.Last week’s final results warned that large-scale global events such as pandemics, political unrest, and climate change can hurt its key markets, particularly if they affect live sporting events. Unfortunately, two of Playtech’s key markets, China and Italy, are in the eye of the coronavirus storm.The gambling sector also faces regulatory risk, as it comes under pressure to make products “safer, fairer, and crime free”, as Playtech puts it, while licensing requirements in regulated markets are regularly reviewed.After starting the year strongly, the COVID-19 impact means “results for 2020 are likely to be below existing market expectations”.In contrast to Signature Aviation, the shares look dirt cheap trading at just 5.9 times forward earnings. The generous 6.9% yield is covered 2.4 times, while shareholder returns rose 4% last year, boosted by a €40m share repurchase programme. This is a risky income play, but if China and Italy get a grip on the coronavirus, now could prove a good time to buy it. Feeling brave? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Harvey Jones | Friday, 6th March, 2020 | More on: PTEC SIG center_img These 2 FTSE 250 stocks are down 20% and 40%! Are they unmissable bargains? Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Harvey Jones I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Hunter House / Darren Carnell Architects

first_img Year:  Hunter House / Darren Carnell ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHunter House / Darren Carnell Architects ArchDaily “COPY” Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. From the street this inner city facade is a conspicuous one amongst its more traditional post-war clinker brick neighbours, indicating a ‘dare to be different attitude’. Extensive glazing ensures a desirable response to the city views across parkland to which it sits adjacent to. The house reflects the natural beauty of the red gums that inhabit the parkland both inside and out the home. The grey and white tones of the bushland are expressed through zinc and antique white render as well as reclaimed timber columns. The rich palette of natural timbers and stone flows from the outside in being an essential element to achieve the understated elegance of the home. Save this picture!A seamless ground plane is achieved by amalgamating the internal spaces with the exterior, creating large flowing areas in which to congregate. The Courtyard is an important element it suggests protection, which is important in Australia’s climate and internalising a space like this also allows you to engage with the exterior and interior simultaneously on all sides. Save this picture!The upper level acts as the client apartment, housing a master bedroom, his and hers ensuites, robes and a personal retreat. This allows for a degree of intimacy when just the two of them are home. Save this picture!ground floor planProject gallerySee allShow lessResort Hotel / Holzer Kobler ArchitekturenArticlesCall for Entries: Norman Foster Travel PrizeArticles Share CopyHouses•Australia Hunter House / Darren Carnell Architects Architects: Darren Carnell Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2007 CopyAbout this officeDarren Carnell ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on January 18, 2012Cite: “Hunter House / Darren Carnell Architects” 18 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Hunter House / Darren Carnell Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Save this picture!+ 18 Share Houseslast_img read more

SeDu House / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos

first_img 2016 CopyHouses•Puerto Varas, Chile Photographs Area:  308 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Nico Saieh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard SeDu House / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos Architects: Pe+Br+Re arquitectos Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img SeDu House / Pe+Br+Re arquitectosSave this projectSaveSeDu House / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos Chile Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officePe+Br+Re arquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuerto VarasChilePublished on March 24, 2018Cite: “SeDu House / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos” [Casa SeDu / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos] 24 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, AB Kupfer, Comercial Arratia, DuomoCollaborator:Rodrigo Pezzuto, Pablo AmigoConstruction:Constructora Velarco, Juan VelasquezArchitect In Charge:Sebastián BrunaCity:Puerto VarasCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. This house is located in Puerto Varas, on a plot that used to be an agricultural field. This places the house around a large native and non-native trees and an old countryside roads. This view coincides with the solar orientation towards the north.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehFormally speaking, the house is designed from a large main volume with two main facades, the south and the north, facades that according to its character determines its expression in terms of composition, light and materiality. To the south a more private facade is defined towards the parking area with a clear window access. This controls the loss of privacy and temperature of the facade exposed to the street, the cold face of the house.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Floor Plan 1Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe north face of the house is a large window facade in the common areas creating a strong connection between the view, the landscape and the interior of the house, maximizing the sunlight and view. This large volume is crossed by a transverse roof that contains the service areas and complementary spaces, giving way to the access of the house. From this point the house is divided in two areas: dormitory and private use to the west and common areas towards the east, finishing the common areas in a great indoor/outdoor space intimately related to the great trees and the surroundings.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe result of all this is that domestic use, passive solar orientation, the connection with the landscape, materiality and structure are all consequent, work together to generate a virtuous circle between all the variables giving the house a natural and efficient habitability without it being forced or mechanized.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessKenneth Frampton on His Early Career and Appreciating Architectural Talent From Arou…ArticlesBIG’s Shenzhen International Energy Mansion Captured by Laurian GhinitoiuArchitecture News Share “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 16Curated by Danae Santibañez Sharelast_img read more

Urgent need for parliament to debate protection of journalists bill

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” An explosion outside the Iranian embassy in Baghdad on 4 April seriously damaged the offices of the Iraqi journalists union and the satellite TV station Al-Diyar, and injured three journalists. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Three journalists – Baghdad TV correspondent Mo’taz Al-Mashhadani, cameraman Akram Abbas and Al-Hurra TV cameraman Haidar Mohamed – were injured in a double bombing on 29 March in Karbala, 100 km southwest of Baghdad. They had just arrived at the scene of the first explosion when a second bomb went off. Al-Mashhadani was hospitalised in Karbala with serious injuries.The postponement of the protection of journalists bill was announced last December by the head of the parliamentary commission on culture and information, Mufid Al-Jazayri. Reporters Without Borders wrote to House of Representatives speaker Ayad Al-Samarrai on 22 December saying that, even if the bill would not fully guarantee the independence of Iraqi journalists, its postponement violated the undertakings given by the Iraqi authorities. Reporters Without Borders urges the Iraqi parliament to approve a much-delayed bill for the protection of journalists after several media employees were injured in bombings and other attacks in recent weeks even if they were not necessarily the targets. February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan In one of the latest incidents, Al-Hurra TV correspondent Munir Assa’d survived a murder attempt when gunmen threw a grenade at him in Mosul, the capital of the northwestern Ninawa region, on 5 April, one day after he was attacked by an Iraqi army officer. Assa’d is also the regional representative of a press freedom organisation.center_img Receive email alerts RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation “We condemn the indiscriminate violence and bloodshed in which civilians are the victims,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It highlights the urgent need for the Iraqi parliament to begin debating the protection of journalists bill that has been repeatedly postponed since September 2009 as it is crucial for improving working conditions and safety for media personnel in Iraq.” to go further News News News April 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Urgent need for parliament to debate protection of journalists bill December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, May 14

first_imgHome Local News Five things you need to know today, May 14 Pinterest Previous articleOil show organizers: ‘We’re back’Next articleESTRICH: Desperation behind Mueller question list leak? admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 14, 2018 Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mothers and sons dance together during the fourth annual Mothers Son Dance Saturday at the Rose Building. The dance was themed after 1st Responders Superheroes. WhatsApp Local News Five things you need to know today, May 14 Facebook Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest OC employee of the year always learning Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, May 14. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at This year’s show, from Oct. 16 through Oct. 18, is already sold out to 735 exhibitors. Hotel rooms are already scarce. And the theme chosen by the oil show’s board: “We’re back. Faster. Fitter. More Focused.”2. As Medical Center Health System experienced a turnaround in their executive team with the retirement of a longtime CEO at the beginning of the year, a new team formed to meet a critical deadline for both MCHS and other hospitals in the region.3. 70th District Court Judge Denn Whalen said the courts are having a problem right now where there aren’t enough attorneys to appoint that meet the specific qualifications for public defenders.4. Ector County commissioners will look at leasing a new software program that is expected to help the Highways and Streets Department address road rehabilitation and maintenance of existing features during their regularly scheduled meeting today.5. Burleson Elementary School’s Rising Stars venture was just implemented this year, but it has already garnered the Outstanding Junior Volunteer Program award. Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Twitterlast_img read more

Review of state funded community groups in Gaeltacht ordered

first_img Google+ Twitter By News Highland – December 18, 2009 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Review of state funded community groups in Gaeltacht ordered Previous articleCoughlan cautious about latest growth figuresNext articleCouncillor calls for more urgency in progressing A5 link News Highland Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Minister Éamon Ó Cuív has ordered a full review of all state-funding community groups in the gaeltacht areas.Minister O’Cuiv says the review will provide for necessary realignment and restructuring while gaeltacht communities may see this as a precursor to more cuts.Mnister O’Cuiv says all Gaeltacht areas will be covered by a community body, and this change is needed to ensure suitable community structures in line with the requirements of the 20-year strategy for the Irish language. He says the realignment of community groups will cover bodies funded by Údarás na Gaeltachta, Gaeltacht-based CDPs (Community Development Projects), Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta and Comhar na nOileán.Consultation with the existing state-funded groups will take place early in the New Year, prior to any change being implemented. This will worry a number of groups, particularly as 29 CDPs have already had their funding cut by Minister O’Cuiv’s department this week, with “duplication” given as the rationale.However, Minister O’Cuiv says he believes that realigning organisations will provide coherent community structures in the Gaeltacht, and ensure that all areas are properly covered. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week last_img read more

BCI Writes To Kerala High Court To Hold Consultations With Bar, Review/Reconsider E-Filing Rules

first_imgNews UpdatesBCI Writes To Kerala High Court To Hold Consultations With Bar, Review/Reconsider E-Filing Rules Lydia Suzanne Thomas17 May 2021 8:42 PMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has written to the Kerala High Court Registrar General asking the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court to reconsider/review the E-Filing Rules notified and have discussions with representatives of the State Bar Council before finalising the Rules.The response of the BCI comes after the Chairman of the Bar Council of Kerala, Advocate Joseph John voiced reservations about the manner in which the Kerala High Court’s E-Filing Rules were implemented, and the processes involved. The Bar Council had sought a deferral on implementation of the Rules for 3-6 months, and consultations on Rules with the Bar as well as Advocate Clerks. In its letter to the Registrar General of the Kerala High Court, the BCI Chairman Ashok Kumar Pandey writes “The Chairman of the State Bar Council appears to have raised very exhaustive and valid points and has highlighted the practical difficulties, which the lawyers and their staffs are likely to face due to the introduction of the new Rules with regard to e-filing.”In these circumstances, the BCI Chairman requests the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court to reconsider/review the E-filing Rules of the High Court and “to discuss and deliberate with the representatives of State Bar Council before finalising and notifying such rules.””The patently arbitrary and hasty manner in which the e-filing rules was notified by the High Court on 12.5.2021 is blatantly whimsical, abrasive and prejudicial, affecting the interest of the entire lawyer community of more than 40,000 lawyers in Kerala”, the Bar Council of Kerala Chairman’s representation had stated. While emphasizing the Council’s support for electronic filing in so far as it makes the filing procedure more simple and convenient, the Bar Council of Kerala has expressed that the implementation of the Rules ought to have been after consultations with the Bar.Implementation of the above e-filing rules would be practically impossible for lawyers’ practising in remote areas of the state, since the rules mandate high level technological requirements and equipment that unfamiliar and alien to many lawyers. Describing the switch to e-filing as ‘drastic’, the Council has expressed that appropriate breathing space ought to have been provided, after giving training to the lawyers and ensuring appropriate infrastructure.The Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association and prominent lawyers’ organisations have also expressed their reservations to the manner in which the Rules have been implemented. The Advocate General as well as the President of the Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association met with the Kerala High Court Chief Justice on Monday to place before him concerns with respect to the e-filing Rules. The President iterated the Association’s stance recommending filing through email for the present.Over the weekend, the Association convened an extraordinary general body meeting to discuss the new e-filing rules. After the meeting on Saturday, the Association decided to protest the implementation of the e-filing rules. The General Body also resolved to abstain from all proceedings conducted by the High Court in connection with e-filing.The Association again met on Sunday, deciding not to file any case under the E-filing system introduced under the Rules. It was also unanimously resolved that members would not associate in any manner with activities concerned with the implementation of the e-filing Rules notified.On Monday, citing the absence of a favorable response from the High Court’s Administrative Committee to the concerns raised by the Association, the Association decided to go ahead with the e-filing boycott.At the same time, the meeting welcomed the move to allow physical filing. Every training program related to e – filing will be boycotted, it was resolved at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on Monday.The Kerala High Court last week notified its Electronic Filing Rules For Courts (Kerala), 2021 (Rules) for Courts across the state. The new rules prescribe e-filing for all cases in courts in Kerala. A person who is unable to access the e-filing portal is required to visit a ‘designated counter’, paying required fees. Files having a size greater than 10 MB will have to be filed at a designated counter.The Rules provide that online electronic filing shall be done for the High Court at the High Court website or a portal assigned specifically for electronic filing by the Chief Justice. Online electronic filing shall be made either at the website of the Subordinate Courts or Tribunals or at the web portal created specifically for filing in the particular courts, it is stated. The Court is permitted to allow regular filing if all other methods fail.Click here to download the letterTagsBar Council of India Kerala e-filing rules Kerala High Court Next Storylast_img read more

Recent rift formation and impact on the structural integrity of the Brunt Ice Shelf, East Antarctica

first_imgWe report on the recent reactivation of a large rift in the Brunt Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, in December 2012 and the formation of a 50 km long new rift in October 2016. Observations from a suite of ground-based and remote sensing instruments between January 2000 and July 2017 were used to track progress of both rifts in unprecedented detail. Results reveal a steady accelerating trend in their width, in combination with alternating episodes of fast ( > 600 m day−1) and slow propagation of the rift tip, controlled by the heterogeneous structure of the ice shelf. A numerical ice flow model and a simple propagation algorithm based on the stress distribution in the ice shelf were successfully used to hindcast the observed trajectories and to simulate future rift progression under different assumptions. Results show a high likelihood of ice loss at the McDonald Ice Rumples, the only pinning point of the ice shelf. The nascent iceberg calving and associated reduction in pinning of the Brunt Ice Shelf may provide a uniquely monitored natural experiment of ice shelf variability and provoke a deeper understanding of similar processes elsewhere in Antarctica.last_img read more

Take it from Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach: ‘Accept the love you deserve’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMike Coppola/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis(NEW YORK) — Abby Wambach is the epitome of “girl power” goals. Not only is she a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, but she’s also a New York Times best-selling author and an LGBT activist for equality and inclusion.Upon meeting Wambach, she looks like an athletic superstar looming over others at 5 feet, 11 inches, and with a presence and personality that are larger than life. You immediately want to be in her “Wolfpack,” which happens to be the title of her new book.“This is a book that’s not just for women, this is a book that’s also for men,” said Wambach. “I want women to feel empowered by this and I also want men to be educated by this. Women for all of time have been having to find themselves inside the works of men and I think it’s high time for men to step into learning about women.”Before Wambach could empower others, however, she had to empower herself.“People out there think that I must be the most confident human being on the planet, but for me that wasn’t always true,” she said. “Because I reached such highs as a soccer player, that brought up big fears for me as a person.”The world champ sat down with ABC News’ Good Morning America to tell us how she scored the confidence she sports today.1. Don’t let society constrain you.Wambach began her quest for breaking down boundaries well before she was a teenager. One of her first ventures out onto the soccer field was during her childhood when she played on a boy’s team.“This was just that period of time, that sweet spot where it was just about how good you were and that’s all that mattered,” Wambach told GMA.Wambach explained that it was when she was heading into puberty that she began feeling the divide between herself and the boys she once called her teammates.“The message…little boys and little girls are given about how they need to act to be approved in our culture is all B.S. if you ask me,” she said.The soccer star is out to redefine what it means to be a leader, especially for women.“Be completely empowered by who you are and what you want out of your life, not what the culture is telling you to be,” said Wambach.2. Pave your own way.Before Wambach was one of the world’s greatest soccer players, she was the world’s cutest baby.“I do believe that I am one of the cutest babies that has ever been born,” said Wambach.Wambach said she was fearless as a child.“My family had what was called the ‘Abby alert,’” she said. “I would just venture off and do whatever I wanted to do.”A mentality Wambach has continued to embrace: “I’ve always just been venturing off on my own path and paving my own way.”3. Sometimes you need luck to succeed.“This World Cup marked the end of my champion career for the Women’s national team,” said Wambach.While most might wonder if Wambach felt sad or bittersweet in this moment, she said what came over her was a resounding sense of relief.“You have expectations and goals for yourself, and for your team, and so often they’re not met,” explained Wambach. “This moment, I was just so relieved that I wasn’t going to be pissed off for the next 40 years of my life.”In a lot of ways, this wasn’t just a win for Wambach, it was the win as she closed out her career on the field.“Both teams deserve to be there and when you’re playing in a world champion environment, sometimes luck is the thing that allows your team to rise to the top,” she said.4. Accept the love you deserve.Wambach was awestruck looking at a photo from her wedding to author Glennon Doyle.“When I met Glennon, I stepped into myself for the first time,” said Wambach.Like most brides, Wambach said she was full of nerves on her her wedding day. But her fears weren’t about the flowers, the caterer or the toasts — they were about accepting the love and life she deserved.“I wanted it to be so perfect,” she said. “I had to accept the best, most beautiful, truest life that I could envision as being my actual life.”5. Don’t live your life out of fear.Along with being an author, Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion, Wambach is a mother to her wife’s three children.“It’s such a beautiful journey to have these kids and to know that who they become has something to do with you,” she said.Wambach said her own wolfpack is constantly sending her on a path of self-discovery. Her cubs make her want to live life to the fullest, she said.“The way that I want to live my life is not out of fear. I want to live it out of joy and love and respect and that kind of encapsulates this entire picture for me,” she said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 31, 2019 /Sports News – National Take it from Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach: ‘Accept the love you deserve’ Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more