Courtyard House on a Steep Site / Hutchison & Maul Architecture

first_imgCopyAbout this officeHutchison & Maul ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMercer IslandUnited StatesPublished on December 31, 2009Cite: “Courtyard House on a Steep Site / Hutchison & Maul Architecture” 31 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave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 Save this picture!© Eduardo Calderon+ 30 Share Photographs United States Courtyard House on a Steep Site / Hutchison & Maul ArchitectureSave this projectSaveCourtyard House on a Steep Site / Hutchison & Maul Architecture 2007 Projects Photographs:  Eduardo Calderon, Tom Hille, Alan AbramowitzText description provided by the architects. The site is very steep, long and narrow – 50’ wide by 400’ long with an average slope of 35%. Located on the west side of Mercer Island, there are panoramic views west towards Seattle and the Olympic Mountains beyond. Zoning permitted construction on only 35’ of the 50’ property width, and limited the height of the building to 30’ relative to the slope of the site.Exterior terraces and courtyards are carved into the sloping hillside to facilitate pedestrian circulation throughout the site; to provide natural light throughout the primary levels of the house; and to provide privacy from the neighboring properties. The house consists of two parts: a concrete plinth which contains utilitarian and less-used spaces; and a hovering wood volume above that contains the private functions of family bedrooms and bathrooms. The resulting space sandwiched between the wood structure and concrete plinth houses the primary living areas, bound by large expanses of glazing that afford views through the open level of the house to the Lake beyond. Save this picture!© Alan AbramowitzRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcTo access the house, one navigates through the series of excavated exterior terraces and stairways, across water features and bridges, then down another stairway, finally arriving at a small exterior glass-enclosed courtyard in the center of the residence. This entry sequence informed the shape of the wood volume as well as the placement and configuration of the concrete retaining walls. Horizontal wood siding assembled with members of alternating depth enhance the notions of texture, shadow and perspective; contrast with the smooth concrete site walls; and ultimately heighten the journey from driveway to center of house.Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse Vvg / Grosfeld van der Velde ArchitectenSelected ProjectsZa(breg) 2012 / njiric+ arhitektiArticles Share Courtyard House on a Steep Site / Hutchison & Maul Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Hutchison & Maul Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses ArchDaily Year:  Area:  623 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Mercer Island, United Stateslast_img read more

Jo Pavey becomes running ambassador for Dreams Come True

first_img Howard Lake | 31 January 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jo Pavey becomes running ambassador for Dreams Come True 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. former Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist and current elite road runner, Jo Pavey, has agreed to become running ambassador for Dreams Come True, the charity that makes dreams come true for seriously and terminally ill children.Pavey has twice won the 10k Great Manchester Run and is now an elite Nike runner taking part in the 2011 London Marathon.She said: “When Dreams Come True approached me to become involved with their charity it made perfect sense as it gave me the opportunity to combine my running career with a children’s charity. Dreams Come True will have over 100 runners in this year’s event and I am thrilled to be part of such a good cause.”Matthew Argenti, Development Director for Dreams Come True, says the association with Jo Pavey is a natural fit. “A large proportion of our income is derived from running”, he said, “and we felt that we needed a current road-runner who could lead us and our many supporters by example. Jo will be giving us tips on running and nutrition as well as providing blogs, general advice and support.”  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

Vote for a revolutionary socialist future – VOTE JOHN PARKER!

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this John Parker, on right, at May Day rally in Los Angeles.The U.S. presidential campaign is being deluged by racist backwash from the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump. But in California one congressional candidate, John Thompson Parker, is countering those vile tactics with revolutionary emphasis on the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the need to end police brutality against Black and Brown people, and a fightback against environmental racism.Parker, a member of Workers World Party, is on the California ballot as the Peace and Freedom Party candidate for U.S. Senate. People registered to vote in California who are against racism and for working people can vote for Parker. His revolutionary socialist campaign can be reached at’s campaign spotlights ongoing police violence against people of color, including anti-immigrant deportations and murders by the U.S. Border Patrol and racist vigilantes. He points out that almost every other day in California a person is shot by the police — often people of color — yet not one cop has been charged. Proposed legislation that would have taken police brutality cases out of the unwilling hands of prosecutors was killed with the complicity of Attorney General Kamala Harris, California’s top cop. Harris is also running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat.Parker points out the crimes against children because of environmental racism, like the lead contamination left in the soil of 10,000 homes by Exide Technologies in the predominantly Latina/o community of Vernon, Calif. The children there have been permanently and irreversibly affected by lead poisoning, like the children of Flint, Mich. No serious action — neither sufficient money for cleanup or evacuation nor prosecution of corporate executives in charge — has been taken by California Democratic or Republican politicians, from the governor to the attorney general.As a revolutionary socialist, Parker presents an analysis that exposes how this inaction can continue in the face of obvious injustice: Both Democratic and Republican parties are tied to the big banks and corporate interests that actually run the U.S. The big-money bosses require that politicians serve as virtual puppets of capital and take no action to significantly cut into the profits and private ownership of industries.Parker’s proposal? Put the ownership of the banks and major industry into the hands of the people, so that the vast majority of the workers and oppressed can determine their future, not the less-than-1%.Since that revolutionary goal cannot be achieved by the ballot alone, why is Parker running? In campaign literature, he points out he has extensive experience in building peoples’ movements — the force required to create a revolutionary future.A vote for John Parker is a vote of confidence toward building an independent revolutionary socialist movement to free working-class and oppressed people from the bondage of the two parties of capitalism. California voters can be registered in any party or as an independent and vote for Parker in the open primary for the U.S. Senate on June 7.To learn more about John Parker’s revolutionary socialist campaign or make a donation, go to To talk to a person, call 323-899-2003 or 323-304-1185.last_img read more

Western province cut off as government cracks down on protests

first_img Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her RSF_en Receive email alerts February 5, 2021 Find out more December 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Western province cut off as government cracks down on protests Reporters Without Borders condemns the media and communications blackout that has beenimposed on the western province of Mangystau, especially the city of Zhanaozen, followingdeadly clashes between protesters and police there on 16 December.“The strict control of news and information that the Kazakh authorities are trying to maintainis intolerable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If they want to prove that they are as ‘open’and ‘transparent’ as they claim, they must immediately lift the many restrictions that have beenimposed on journalists, do everything necessary to restore communications with Mangystauprovince and end Internet censorship. “The international community must not remain indifferent to such unacceptable practices bya government that held the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s rotating presidency in 2010.” Three days after the outbreak of the deadly unrest, it is still hard to obtain information about whatreally happened and about the current situation. Zhanaozen, the epicentre of the protests, andthe surrounding towns continue to be without telecommunications and Internet connections andare cut off from the outside world. Officially, this has been attributed to damaged cables.Kazis Toguzbayev, a reporter for Radio Azattyk (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s Kazakh-language service), told Reporters Without Borders that all connections have been severed fromabout Zhetybai, a town 65 km outside Zhanaozen, onwards. Sending or receiving SMS messagesor mobile phone Internet connections are impossible in the rest of the region, including Aktau, theprovincial capital, where tense demonstrations have taken place.Twitter was restored on 17 December after been suspended throughout the country on thefirst day of the riots but several leading news websites continue to be inaccessible,, the Russian citizen news agency, and the site of the opposition newspaperRespublika. Several sources said YouTube was partially blocked last weekend, especially theindependent satellite TV station K+’s account.President Nursultan Nazarbayev has declared a 20-day state of emergency in Zhanaozen andcheckpoints have been set up around both Zhanaozen and Aktau. Journalists cannot enterZhanaozen without accreditation from the provincial government. The first journalists to enter thecity were escorted everywhere by soldiers. They said the streets were almost deserted aside fromthe heavily armed men patrolling them. In these circumstances, it is very hard to talk to residents,who for the most part are saying nothing. “A few women venture on to the streets, but hardly any men because they are immediatelystopped and searched,” a reporter said. “The soldiers allowed us to visit the hospital and themorgue, but not to cover the funerals of people who had been shot (…) In Aktau, the specialforces keeping demonstrators under surveillance refused to answer our questions. We wantedto know why they are equipped with automatic firearms instead of non-lethal weapons such aswater cannon.”The authorities are now trying to monitor and control journalists rather than prevent themfrom working altogether, as they did during the first few days. Vladimir Solovyev, a reporterwith the Russian newspaper Kommersant, photographer Vasily Shaposhnikov and Lenta.rucorrespondent Ilya Azar were detained for several hours at a Zhanaozen police station on 18December for “contravening the state of emergency.” The content of their computers, USB flashdrives and audio recorders was closely examined.Special forces imposed severe restrictions on the movements of reporters from Stan TV, RadioAzattyk, Associated Press and Al-Jazeera on 18 December when they went to Shetpe, anothertown in the province, where clashes at its station the previous day left a toll of one dead and 11injured. The blogger Murat Tungishbayev was roughed up and threatened when he tried to film apolice check. “Two members of the special forces asked me to delete what I had filmed,” he toldReporters Without Borders. “When I refused, they forced me to the ground and put a gun to mytemple. Then they hit me and confiscated my identity documents.” He got his ID papers back laterthe same day.The clashes began in Zhanaozen on 16 December when oil workers who have been on strike formonths disrupted celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. Instill unclear circumstance, the police fired live rounds on a crowd of demonstrators, triggering riotsthroughout the city in which many government buildings were set on fire. Officially, the toll was 13confirmed dead but other sources say it was much higher.On the next day there were violent clashes at Shetpe station, where strikers tried to block therail line, and in other surrounding villages. The atmosphere is extremely tense in Aktau, theprovince’s largest city, where there have been demonstrations in support of the strikers for thepast two days. The media freedom situation has deteriorated considerable this year in Kazakhstan, whereunrest is growing. The strikes and protests in Mangystau have being going on for more than sixmonths, despite a heavy-handed crackdown. The growing harassment of independent newsmedia is linked in large part to the autocratic government’s desire to restrict coverage of thisproblem. to go further News Organisation KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia January 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan (Photo: Vasily Shaposhnikov/ Kommersant/ AFP) News Help by sharing this information Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections October 30, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Six radio station contributors freed after four months in prison

first_img Help by sharing this information June 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six radio station contributors freed after four months in prison La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says DjiboutiAfrica Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City News to go further Follow the news on Djibouti August 4, 2020 Find out more July 17, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img December 9, 2020 Find out more Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that six contributors to opposition radio station La Voix de Djibouti – Farah Abadid Hildid, Houssein Ahmed Farah, Houssein Robleh Dabar, Abdillahi Aden Ali, Moustapha Abdourahman Houssein and Mohamed Ibrahim Waïss – were finally released yesterday evening after more than four months in Djibouti’s Gabode prison.After several appeals to Djibouti’s supreme court, an appeal court ruled on 22 June that they should be released conditionally and placed under judicial control pending trial.———————11.06.2011 – Six contributors to opposition radio station held in Gabode prison for past four monthsReporters Without Borders has learned that six opposition activists, who are also reporters or informants for La Voix de Djibouti, an opposition radio station that broadcasts on the short-wave from Europe, have been held in Djibouti’s Gabode prison for the past four months without being tried.The six detainees – reporters Farah Abadid Hildid and Houssein Ahmed Farah and informants Houssein Robleh Dabar, Abdillahi Aden Ali, Moustapha Abdourahman Houssein and Mohamed Ibrahim Waïss – who are members of various opposition parties, were placed in pre-trial detention on 9 February on a charge of “participating in an insurrectional movement.”Hildid was tortured by gendarmes during his four days in police custody before being transferred to prison on 9 February. Both Hildid and Farah used to work for the banned opposition weekly Le Renouveau.“La Voix de Djibouti’s reporters and informants are the victims of a government-orchestrated operation aimed at throttling the opposition,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “After banning, in 2007, Le Renouveau, which supported the Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development (MRD), the authorities imposed a news blackout on the protests that took place in February. They are targeting the last people who are likely to be sources of information.”Julliard added: “Media freedom poses a thorny problem for President Ismael Omar Guelleh and his government, who have chosen to suppress it and censor independent media, regardless of the law and the requirements of democracy.”The provisional release requests which the six detainees submitted to an appeal court and then to the supreme court were rejected. The supreme court is due to issue a ruling tomorrow on an appeal against these decisions.On orders from the public prosecutor’s office, gendarmes arrested Hildid on 5 February and Farah on 8 February. The next day, they were brought before an investigating judge, who ordered their transfer to Gabode prison.A defence lawyer said the charge of “participating in an insurrectional movement” carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison under article 145 and 146 of the criminal code. During the 9 February hearing, no attempt was made to establish the journalists’ role in the protests or to produce incriminating evidence.The government has a news media monopoly in Djibouti and is hostile towards foreign reporters. To circumvent censorship and a ban on independent FM radio stations, La Voix de Djibouti broadcasts a weekly one-hour programme in several languages on the 21525 khz short-wave frequency. The BBC and VOA are still relayed on local FM frequencies but RFI’s FM transmitter has been shut down since 2005.Photo : President Ismael Omar Guelleh (AFP) Organisation DjiboutiAfrica News Receive email alerts RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Museum of History Extends Free Admission to Active Duty Military Personnel

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Neighborhood News Pasadena Museum of History Extends Free Admission to Active Duty Military Personnel Throughout Run of Pacific Electric and Doo Dah Exhibitions Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | 2:27 pmcenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena Museum of History is pleased to extend the offer of free admission to active duty personnel and their families through the entire run of the two popular new exhibitions Pacific Electric Railway, Then & Now and What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Doo Dah Parade. The exhibitions are on view 12:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays through January 13, 2013. For further details about the exhibits, please visit or call (626) 577-1660.This summer PMH once again joined the more than 1,500 museums across the nation offering free admission to active duty military personnel as part of the 2012 Blue Star Museums program, which ran from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3) as a means of showing its appreciation for those who are serving this nation.Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa to offer free admission to families with a member serving during this time of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, especially focusing on the approximately 1 million children who have had at least one parent deployed. For further information, please visit read more

Foreclosures Rise in Q3 Despite Falling to Eight-Year Low in September

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Foreclosures Rise in Q3 Despite Falling to Eight-Year Low in September The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Foreclosures Rise in Q3 Despite Falling to Eight-Year Low in September  Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Default Notices Foreclosures quarterly report RealtyTrac REO 2014-10-15 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Default Notices Foreclosures quarterly report RealtyTrac REO Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 10/16/2014 Next: ACES Risk Management, Kroll Factual Data Announce Partnership October 15, 2014 923 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Foreclosure filings, which include default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions, inched upward nationwide in Q3 despite dropping to their lowest level in eight years in September, according to RealtyTrac’s Q3 2014 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released on Thursday.A total of 317,171 residential properties in the U.S. reported foreclosure filings in Q3, which is a decline of 16 percent from the same quarter in 2013 but an increase of 0.42 percent from Q2, according to RealtyTrac. It was the first quarter-over-quarter increase reported since the third quarter of 2011.RealtyTrac cited a 2 percent increase in default notices and a 7 percent jump in scheduled foreclosure auctions as the reasons for the quarterly increase in foreclosure filings. The number of bank repossessions (REOs) declined by 12 percent from Q2 to Q3.The number of foreclosure filings in September (106,866) was down 9 percent from August and down 19 percent from September 2013. September was the 48th consecutive month in which foreclosure filings declined on a year-over-year basis. With the recent decline, foreclosure filings nationwide are at their lowest level since July 2006, a total of 98 months.”September foreclosure activity was back to pre-housing bubble levels nationwide, in large part thanks to a continued slide in bank repossessions,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. “However, a recent rise in scheduled foreclosure auctions in many markets across the country shows lenders are continuing to clean house of lingering delinquent loans. This rise in scheduled auctions foreshadows a corresponding rise in bank repossessions and auction sales to third party buyers in the coming months.”The five states with the highest foreclosure rate were Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Nevada, and Illinois, according to RealtyTrac. The five metropolitan statistical areas with the highest foreclosure rates were Orlando, Florida; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Macon, Georgia; Ocala, Florida; and Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida.Meanwhile, RealtyTrac reported that the foreclosure process is taking longer nationwide. In Q3 of 2014, properties were in the foreclosure process for an average of 615 days, an increase of 7 percent from Q2 and 13 percent from Q3 2013. It is the longest average time for the foreclosure process since RealtyTrac began tracking the data in 2007. New Jersey had the longest average foreclosure time of any state at 1,064 days, according to RealtyTrac.The number of default notices nationwide in Q3 increased by 2 percent from the previous quarter but declined by 11 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to RealtyTrac. It was the ninth straight quarter in which default notices declined year-over-year nationwide. Ten states saw a year-over-year increase in default notices in Q3, led by Indiana (up 59 percent), Oklahoma (up 49 percent), Massachusetts (up 38 percent), New Jersey (up 19 percent), and Iowa (up 12 percent).Scheduled foreclosure auctions in the U.S. totaled 139,721 for Q3, up 7 percent from Q2 but down by 1 percent from Q3 2013, marking the 15th straight quarter in which foreclosure auctions declined year-over-year. The number of scheduled foreclosure auctions rose on a year-over-year basis in 22 states, led by North Carolina and Oregon with an 85 percent increase each, New Jersey (66 percent), Oklahoma (58 percent), and New York (57 percent). Scheduled foreclosure auctions increased in 32 states quarter-over-quarter, led by Michigan with a 34 percent hike, followed by Maryland (up 30 percent) and California, Texas, and Arizona with a 25 percent increase each.REO activity is down nationwide; in the third quarter, lenders repossessed 74,271 residential properties in the U.S. in Q3, representing a decline of 12 percent from Q2 and a drop of 38 percent from Q3 2013. It was the 16th consecutive quarter in which REO activity declined year-over-year. Still, REO activity increased in Q3 from the same period a year ago in seven states, led by Maine (up 24 percent), Maryland (up 19 percent), Oregon (up 13 percent), Georgia (up 11 percent) and New Jersey (up 5 percent). 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Explain Difficulty In Releasing Feeding Tubes; Bombay HC Asks Customs About Withholding Imported Feeding Tubes For Cancer Survivor [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesExplain Difficulty In Releasing Feeding Tubes; Bombay HC Asks Customs About Withholding Imported Feeding Tubes For Cancer Survivor [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap17 Jun 2020 1:16 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday enquired from the Commissioner of Customs about the difficulty in releasing feeding tubes imported from the United States for a cancer survivor who is unable to eat without them due to a surgery he underwent. Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice NR Borkar via video conferencing were hearing a writ petition filed by Samir Patel, a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday enquired from the Commissioner of Customs about the difficulty in releasing feeding tubes imported from the United States for a cancer survivor who is unable to eat without them due to a surgery he underwent. Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice NR Borkar via video conferencing were hearing a writ petition filed by Samir Patel, a cancer survivor who sought relief of release of feeding tubes imported from the USA, withheld by the Assistant Commissioner of Customs. In December 2016, the petitioner was diagnosed with oral cancer and due to remedial surgical operations, his intake of food/nutrients is only possible through a feeding tube. The feeding tubes are required to be imported from time to time from the USA. The petitioner has imported four boxes of such feeding tubes labelled “Osmolite Nutrio N-Food for Tube Feeding Patient” from the US through the DHL Courier Agency. The Assistant Commissioner of Customs, Air Cargo Complex, Sahar, Andheri (E), Mumbai however withheld the said packets on grounds unclear to the petitioner. The petitioner contended that the said feeding tubes are not available in India and there is also no alternative available. Moreover, the petitioner has a stock of the feeding tubes which will last only for a very few days. Thus, Court observed- “In view thereof, Respondents shall remain present before this Court on 18th June, 2020 by themselves and/or through their Advocates and explain the difficulty in releasing the packets containing feeding tubes.” Court directed the registry to forward a copy of the said order to Senior Advocate Pradeep Jetly who usually appears in customs cases. The next date of hearing is June 18 at 11 am.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal Deputy accuses Ulster Bank of feeding customers ‘to the vultures’

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Purplebricks TV ads ARE misleading, says advertising watchdog

first_imgThe long-running complaint by the Charter for Independent Estate Agents (CIELA) to the Advertising Standards Authority that Purplebricks TV ads are misleading has been upheld.Two ‘commisery’ adverts aired in March this year – one featuring a man screaming into a cupboard and another a woman falling into cake – were reported to the ASA by CIELA because, the now ‘on ice’ members organisation claimed, the adverts were misleading.It said the comparison in the ads between Purplebricks’ flat fee and traditional agents’ commission structure were not accurate and therefore misleading.The ASA has upheld this complaint – a valedictory win for CIELA only two weeks after it was announced it had not attracted enough members to go to full launch.Within its judgement published today, the ASA says that although it “acknowledged” the difference between flat fees and commission payments, it says flat fees are relatively new in the property market and that, because people move home infrequently, they wouldn’t be familiar with how a flat-fee worked, or that it is different from a commission.“We considered that it was not sufficiently clear in the ads that the fee payable to Purplebricks was not conditional on the sale of the property and therefore concluded that the ad was misleading,” the ASA says.“The ads must not be broadcast again in their current form. We told Purplebricks to ensure that when making a comparison to other fee models in their ads, they made it clear that their flat fee was always payable.”The CIELA complaint has been under investigation now for seven and a half months after the agent grouping made the complaint part of its pre-launch publicity, saying the adverts were “misleading to consumers”.A second complaint made by Oakhill Estate Agents claiming that the same ads implied that Purplebricks did not charge a fee for their service, was not upheld by the ASA.“We considered that consumers would understand that Purplebricks was a commercial business and would charge for their services,” it says.“We therefore concluded that the ad was unlikely to mislead them into thinking that there would be no fee.”Purplebricks TV ads“We are surprised by the ASA judgement on the flat fee wording because prior to air our adverts went through the proper approvals process, including the official clearance body Clearcast who have continued to support their original judgement with the ASA,” says Michael Bruce, CEO of Purplebricks.“Purplebricks is firmly on the side of the consumer, offering an alternative to the commission based model.“As a leader of industry change some noise is inevitable.“Purplebricks is committed to increasing levels of transparency within the industry, publishing its fixed fee rates on the home page of its website so all consumers from the outset have certainty as to the cost of selling.“Purplebricks is far more transparent than traditional estate agents who do not typically publish their rates, allowing them to charge much greater and varying fees dependent upon a customer’s ability or capacity to negotiate.”  Michael Bruce advertising standards authority Purplebricks TV ads asa purplebricks CIELA October 18, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Purplebricks TV ads ARE misleading, says advertising watchdog previous nextPurplebricks TV ads ARE misleading, says advertising watchdogCEO Michael Bruce says he is “surprised” by ASA judgement over complaint made by CIELA about comparison between flat fees and commissions.Nigel Lewis18th October 201708,241 Viewslast_img read more