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first_img Share KCS-content Tuesday 16 November 2010 9:09 pm ITV EVERYONE likes a story with a happy ending, but ITV has merely changed chapter. Now that recovery kings Archie Norman and Adam Crozier are firmly ensconced, it would be easy to read higher advertising revenues as proof the free-to-air broadcaster is on the mend. To be sure, a 16 per cent rise in third quarter ad sales followed by an expected ten per cent lift in the final three months of the year should not be sniffed at – especially now that comparatives are getting tougher. Finance director Ian Griffiths has repaired the firm’s balance sheet, pushing debt down to £366m at the end of September (compared to £437m at the end of June), while extending maturities and diversifying sources of funding. Higher revenues and stronger finances have given ITV something it hasn’t had in over two years: thinking time.And think it must, because Crozier himself warns that higher ad sales should not “disguise the significant challenges ITV faces”. Revenue from ITV Studios was down 10 per cent on 2009, proving the broadcaster is still struggling to come up with content that it can market elsewhere. Other important metrics are also decidedly lacklustre. Its share of commercial impact (SOCI) among families fell almost one per cent on a year earlier to 39.3 per cent, while its adult SOCI was down five per cent at 26.8 per cent. The number of viewers on its iPlayer-style Net Player was down 1m, or six per cent, to 15.6m.Taken alone, these figures hardly represent a crisis – but they do suggest that the revival in ITV’s fortunes has been almost entirely cyclical. Norman and Crozier find themselves in fortunately auspicious circumstances: it’s now time for that oft-mentioned “creative renewal”. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & ShepherdZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Strength in numbers: can collective action prevent more lotto betting bans?

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first_img Secondary lottery operators are hoping they can successfully head off another ban. Joanne Christie reports AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Strength in numbers: can collective action prevent more lotto betting bans? 5th November 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Topics: Lottery Lottery After legal blows in the UK and Australia, secondary lottery operators are hoping they can successfully head off another ban, this time in Ireland, by working together. Joanne Christie reportsThis year hasn’t been a great one for secondary lottery companies, with opportunities in two of their most promising markets curtailed as the ban on EuroMillions betting in the UK came into force in April and the Australian government passed a law banning all betting on lotteries in June.News of the latter, which comes into effect in January next year, came just as a number of European companies were setting up shop Down Under after seeing how successful — albeit controversial — Lottoland had been in the country.Now operators in the sector face a clampdown in Ireland, where some politicians have latched onto the Australian ban to suggest similar action should be taken there. In September a bill to ban lottery betting was introduced into the lower house of Ireland’s parliament, the Dáil.But while the situation has a sense of déjà vu about it — monopoly provider argues ‘parasitical’ secondary lotteries are diverting money from good causes and convinces politicians of the same — the difference this time around is that the operators are fighting back collectively via newly formed industry body the European Lottery Betting Association (ELBA).Formally launched in July, the idea of an association was first mooted shortly after ICE earlier this year, says Paul Telford, director and general counsel at Annexio, which operates LottoGo. “At the time it felt that we were being besieged on all sides because it wasn’t just the UK, it was also Australia with the flak that Lottoland was getting,” he says. “And one Irish minister had picked up on what was going on in Australia and was making noises about how maybe the Irish should follow the Australian lead and clamp this business down so it made sense to get together as a body and try and speak with one voice.”The five founding members of ELBA — MyLotto24, Multilotto, Legacy8, Lottoland and LottoGo — are hopeful that they can avoid a ban in Ireland.Putting ELBA to the test “Ireland is one of the first jurisdictions showing some negativity and to which we are challenging as an association,” says Lena Patel, head of corporate affairs at MyLotto24 and spokesperson for ELBA. “There is no evidence that lottery betting has any impact on the state lottery and we hope our activity and lack of evidence that we pose a threat to PLI [Premier Lotteries Ireland, the incumbent monopoly operator] will ensure any such action is curtailed.”Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell similarly hopes an evidence-based approach will win out. “Following the recent Presidential Election and the Halloween recess in the Dáil, we are planning a further round of engagement that will address the key point around the funding of good causes and the fact that lotto betting represents a negligible risk to this important area, particularly when set against the more substantive factors over many years predating the launch of ELBA members in the market, that have seen the good causes funding drop from €268m in 2008 to €225m in 2018 despite comparable levels of sales by the National Lottery.”Unfortunately, however, these sorts of reasoned arguments have fallen on deaf ears in the past. For example, despite research provided by Lottoland that showed its product had no statistical impact on EuroMillions sales and despite concluding there was no data that showed otherwise, in a consultation response last year, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport concluded that a ban on EuroMillions betting was “justifiable on both a principled and precautionary basis”.And in Australia, monopoly provider Tatts managed to convince both newsagents and politicians to support its ‘Lottoland’s Gotta Go’ campaign despite its financial reports showing it was in fact Tatts’ own digital arm rather than Lottoland that was taking market share from local newsagents, with its half year report for the period ending December 2017 revealing an almost 30% rise in digital sales.But there are signs that this time around the message that secondary lotteries aren’t to blame for falling monopoly sales is getting through, says Telford. “In the Irish Times there was a story run by the Irish national lottery full of inaccuracies and they allowed ELBA to respond and ran that story so it seems to be having the desired effect in terms of reacting to negative publicity.”Patel adds: “ELBA and its members frequently secure coverage in the national media and engage with Teachta Dálas on a consistent basis. Economist Jim Power recently completed a piece of independent research into the economic impact of lottery betting in Ireland and we will be commenting on that.”One other thing that should stand in the lottery providers’ favour is the fact that in Ireland land-based businesses have long offered bets on lotteries, including the official Irish lottery, where bookies offer players cheaper options than those on offer from PLI.“It is important to remember that there is a long established tradition of lottery betting via the retail bookmakers in Ireland, with no evidence of any objection from or negative impact on the National Lottery licence holder, and as such this is an important point of precedent that policy formers are acknowledging during our engagement,” says Birrell.The lack of accuracy in the explanatory memorandum to the National Lottery (Protection Of Central Fund) Bill — the Fianna Fáil politician who introduced the bill, Jim O’Callaghan, incorrectly stated that there were 15 betting on lottery operators in Ireland when in fact there are only six — may also stand the association in good stead.No going back But while ELBA members are cautiously optimistic they can dispel the inaccuracies and avoid being shut out of Ireland, Telford says it’s clear there’s no going back in markets that have already closed. “The ship has passed in Australia, that door has been shut.”Asked if he thinks having a body such as ELBA in place prior to the Australian issue would have made a difference, he says, “yes, but it was too late”.“I think Lottoland was far too slow to react in Australia. The writing was on the wall quite early on and I think too much ground was gained by Tatts and too much leverage before they really got their act together and it felt like they were constantly on the back foot. I feel like we are involved at a much earlier stage in Ireland.”While LottoGo hasn’t faced the same kind of criticism as Lottoland, Telford acknowledges its recent hiring of Keith Lemon as the face of its advertising campaign is likely to increase its visibility and therefore mean it also ends up in the firing line.Similarly, Melanie Hart, head of communications and PR at Multilotto, says because the company has previously focused on the Nordic regions, it has also thus far largely avoided negative attention. “In the Nordics there hasn’t been any movement to ban lottery betting and since we’re focused on those regions we haven’t really come under the same pressure Lottoland has and maybe Mylotto24.”But now that Multilotto has obtained licences and operates in the UK and Ireland, like Telford, she expects the company may face more scrutiny going forward.On the one hand, it might seem counterproductive for these thus far publicly unscathed brands to align themselves with brands such as Lottoland, which in some respects has invited criticism with its aggressive tactics when entering new territories. But on the other hand, if Lottoland is shut out of a market, as happened in Australia, it’s closed to everyone else too.“It felt to us that the time had come to really expand commentary and activity in this area beyond Lottoland and in some respects share the burden,” says Telford. “It is easy to vilify one organisation, it is not so easy to vilify an industry body, one that has been formed with core objectives and core values.”Hart adds: “A lot of the criticism received is about the business model. If such criticism is levelled towards any other operator then the same criticism applies to us.”And there are added reasons to be part of ELBA, she adds. “Being under an association gives our customers more peace of mind. I know that they are currently working on the ELBA website and we are going to outline the things that we stand for, like companies that are part of ELBA will always honour payouts and we will always make sure that we are regulated and licensed, so it gives also a little bit more trust in the brand.”It’s too soon to tell if the collective approach will pay off in Ireland. But even if it does, given the resistance displayed by lottery incumbents to secondary lotteries in the markets targeted so far, ELBA probably still has plenty more battles ahead. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Kettukallio / Playa Architects

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first_img 2009 Year:  Area:  122 m² Area:  122 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Tuomas UusheimoPhotographs:  Tuomas Uusheimo Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoText description provided by the architects. The villa is the all-year-round base in Finland for a four-person family currently living abroad. The site between cliffs and a fairly steep lakeside beach was chosen during the family’s forest walks. The place overlooks a narrow strait and far out to an open expanse of the lake. In accordance with the site conditions, the building is relatively closed off towards the forest while opening up generously in the direction of the lake. Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoThe house is split by an atrium yard and a covered terrace, on one side of which are small bedrooms and the other more generous living spaces. During the summer the floor layout allows for “complete circulation”. Instead of a separate shoreline sauna building, a sauna was built in connection with the house itself. A covered veranda for cooling off after the sauna separates the sauna from the rest of the building.Save this picture!SectionIn painting the facade with black distemper paint, the building blends with the shadows of the pine forest when viewed from the direction of the lake. In the interior, the surfaces are mostly untreated domestic wood: birch, pine and common alder. The wood floors are built from vertical-grain pine boards from the family-owned sawmill.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoProject gallerySee allShow lessFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected ProjectsCasa da Musica / OMASelected Projects Share “COPY” Kettukallio / Playa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKettukallio / Playa Architects ArchDaily 2009 “COPY” CopyHouses•Hirvensalmi, Finland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496304/kettukallio-playa-architects Clipboard Kettukallio / Playa Architects Finland Projects Save this picture!© Tuomas Uusheimo+ 19 Share Year:  Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496304/kettukallio-playa-architects Clipboard Architects: Playa Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePlaya ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHirvensalmiHousesFinlandPublished on April 16, 2014Cite: “Kettukallio / Playa Architects” 16 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 streamlast_img read more

VGI House / Pranala Associates

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first_img Houses Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hansgrohe, Daikin, Duravit, Aluplus, Emerald, Mackenzie, Mowilex, Trimble NavigationLead Architect :Ronald Pallencaoe, Erick Laurentius, Darius TanujoyoCity:North JakartaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mario WibowoRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 Series‘VGI House’ is a private residence situated in North Jakarta, Indonesia. The design of this house was conceived primarily in consideration of two key challenges; The first is North Jakarta’s extremely hot and humid climate and the latter being a 288 m2 , long and narrow (9x32m) land parcel acquired by the client. In this regard, part of our design ethos is to rely as much as possible on principles of passive cooling and natural ventilation articulated through rigorous understanding of site and climate conditions. Thus, ‘VGI House’ is designed as a kind of ‘respiration apparatus’, constantly in flux, circulating air through a sequence of 3 interior voids doubling as communal and circulation spaces. As air is tunnelled through the narrow, corridor-like project site, it is pulled into the house from the main entrance and then channelled by the interior voids reaching all parts of the building.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoDue to the site’s narrow dimensions, the plot boundary walls are utilised as an exterior membrane of the house, framing small vegetated ‘garden pockets’ filled with natural light and tropical vegetation around the house. These ‘garden pockets’ and the aforementioned interior voids function as semi-vegetated light wells, merging inside and outside dimensions while synthesising a soft tropical atmosphere within this urban domestic space.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Mario WibowoIn the climatic context of the 21st century, this house attempts to maximise natural light, fresh air and overall energy efficiency while still incorporating air conditioning systems that can be compartmentalised or contained throughout the interior spaces by an array of sealable doors and windows.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoSave this picture!© Mario WibowoThe environmental considerations in this project are also reflected in the material pallet of the house. For instance Cast-in-situ concrete and marble were selected to retain a cool atmosphere in the house keeping the interiors well insulated from the piercing Jakarta tropical heat. Ulin Wood was selected for all outdoor wood detailing due to its incredible resilience in a challenging tropical climate. Thus, material selection transcends beyond aesthetic considerations and further enables this house’s design ambition set to minimize maintenance and overall energy consumption.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Cardboard Office / Studio VDGASelected ProjectsCopperwood House / HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•North Jakarta, Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931399/vgi-house-pranala-associates Clipboard Area:  523 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Mario Wibowo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Indonesia Projects VGI House / Pranala AssociatesSave this projectSaveVGI House / Pranala AssociatesSave this picture!© Mario Wibowo+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931399/vgi-house-pranala-associates Clipboard VGI House / Pranala Associates “COPY” 2018 Architects: Pranala Associates Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePranala AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityNorth JakartaOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on January 07, 2020Cite: “VGI House / Pranala Associates” 07 Jan 2020. 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Army Corps Believes Actions Will Ensure Mississippi River Remains Open

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first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Army Corps Believes Actions Will Ensure Mississippi River Remains Open Source: NAFB News Service After a briefing from the Army Corps of Engineers – Senator Dick Durbin said the Corps is projecting no significant interruption in navigation on the Mississippi River due to low water levels. During the weekend – the Corps began releasing water into the Mississippi from a southern Illinois lake. That is expected to raise the river by six inches at Thebes, Illinois by Christmas Eve. A meteorologist for Global Weather Monitoring says expected rain or snow in the Midwest should also help increase water levels – particularly if snow melts in the upper Midwest soon.Agricultural groups have said seven-million tons of ag products worth 2.3-billion dollars would be at risk if the Mississippi River is closed. If the Corps doesn’t release water from the Missouri River – the American Waterways Operators says the river will be effectively closed to navigation by the end of the year. Spokeswoman Ann McCulloch said the planned removal of rock pinnacles and the release of water from the Illinois lake are just delaying the inevitable. SHARE Army Corps Believes Actions Will Ensure Mississippi River Remains Open SHAREcenter_img By Gary Truitt – Dec 18, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleSkillman to Lead Economic PartnershipNext articleWork to Keep Mississippi River Traffic Flowing Intensifies Amid Growing Public Concern Gary Truittlast_img read more

Journalist convicted – it’s time to decriminalize press offences

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first_imgNews March 5, 2021 Find out more At the closing ceremony of the meeting of the African Media Leaders Forum in Dakar last month, you said you were “for decriminalization of press offences”, declaring: “When press offences are decriminalized, it means that there are solutions other than criminal litigation … The level of democracy in Senegal can allow us to decriminalize press offences and allow the journalist to conduct his investigations.” However, on 18 December the Dakar Criminal Court suspended publication of the magazine Exclusif and sentenced its managing editor El Malick Seck to six months’ imprisonment and ordered him to pay 100 million CFA francs in damages. The offences were alleged to have taken place in June this year in the fifth issue of Exclusif which contained an article by El Malick Seck headlined “Sidy Lamine Niasse: blackmailer”. The journalist wrote that Sidy Lamine Niasse, the head of the Walfadjri media group, had kept the outgoing government at arm’s length and the then-president Abdoulaye Wade had “fired a financial shot across its bows”. Exclusif alleged that 460 million CFA francs (more than 700,000 euros) – not 400 million – had been paid into the group’s bank accounts from the public coffers. Without commenting on the substance of a dispute between colleagues, Reporters Without Borders finds it regrettable that Senegal continues to impose custodial sentences on those found guilty of press offences. As you know, our organization has for several years been encouraging the authorities in Dakar to decriminalize press offences. In May this year, shortly after your accession to the highest state office, we wrote to you to draw your attention to the new press code that had been before the National Assembly for several months and which would improve the health of the sector and afford greater protection to journalists. We urged you to use your influence to persuade the members of Senegal’s parliament to approve the code. We also asked you to support the decriminalization of press offences as advocated in the bill, so that journalists who committed offences in the course of their work would receive fairer and more appropriate penalties than prison sentences. Reporters Without Borders welcomes your recent statements in support of decriminalization of press offences, but would encourage you to turn this commitment into action. Only the National Assembly’s approval of the bill as expeditiously as possible will ensure that your comments do not remain empty words. It is time for your country to carry through this reform, which was carried out several years ago by other African countries such as Togo and Côte d’Ivoire. Thank you for you attention in this matter.Yours sincerely,Christophe Deloire Secretary GeneralPicture : President Macky Sall (AFP/Seyllou) Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders sent an open letter today to President Macky Sall of Senegal in response to the suspension a week ago by the Dakar Criminal Court of the magazine Exclusif and the sentencing of its managing editor, El Malick Seck, to six months’ imprisonment. The press freedom organization notes the discrepancy between the president’s comments in favour of decriminalizing press offences and the prison sentences that continue to be handed down on journalists. It urges him to use his influence to persuade members of the National Assembly to approve the new press code submitted to them several months ago. Here is the text of the letter:Macky Sall President of the Republic Dakar, SenegalParis, 28 December 2012Subject: Conviction of the journalist El Malick Seck and the decriminalization of press offences. Dear PresidentReporters Without Borders, an international organization that campaigns for freedom of information, wishes to make you aware of its surprise and puzzlement at the discrepancy between your comments in favour of decriminalizing press offences in Senegal and the prison sentences that continue to be handed down on journalists in the country. Follow the news on Senegal SenegalAfrica to go further News Receive email alerts RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law Help by sharing this information December 28, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist convicted – it’s time to decriminalize press offences The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News RSF_en January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal Reports SenegalAfrica last_img read more

JND Legal Administration Inducted into New York Law Journal Hall of Fame

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first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Previous articleVisa Unveils New Credit Card Benefit with NortonLifeLockNext articleNTT Research and NCVC to Collaborate on Cardiovascular Models and Bio Digital Twin Applications Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 center_img TAGS  WhatsApp JND Legal Administration Inducted into New York Law Journal Hall of Fame Pinterest Facebook SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– JND Legal Administration (JND), a legal management and administration services provider serving plaintiff and defendant firms, corporations, and government entities across five service lines, has again been recognized for excellence in claims administration by readers of the New York Law Journal (NYLJ). Having been named a Best Claims Administrator for three consecutive years, JND has been admitted to the Journal’s ‘Best of 2020’ Hall of Fame. Readers of the Journal ranked JND as the #1 Claims Administrator in both 2018 and 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005105/en/ Having placed in the ‘Best Claims Administrator’ category of the New York Law Journal ‘Best of’ annual reader survey for three consecutive years, JND Legal Administration has been short-listed by the Journal as a legal services provider of the highest caliber. (Graphic: Business Wire) Published and distributed by ALM Media since 2010, the NYLJ ‘Best of’ annual reader survey celebrates the excellence of legal service providers who serve the New York legal community. With a ballot comprising several dozen legal service categories, the annual reader survey is distributed digitally and in print to a combined readership of more than 200,000 subscribers and is used as a resource by lawyers and law firms in search of New York’s finest legal products and service providers. The Hall of Fame is reserved for providers who have repeatedly received the highest ratings in their respective category, achieving ‘Best of’ recognition for at least three of the last four years. “JND is honored to receive this award and to have been identified by the New York legal community as a superior claims administrator three years in a row,” says Jennifer Keough, CEO and co-founder at JND. “This recognition is a testament to the earned trust that the legal community has placed in our firm. Thank you to readers of the Journal for your continued support.” Consistently delivering the most responsive and trustworthy litigation support and technically superior results in the industry, JND’s class action administration team has overseen some of the most complex class action, mass tort, and remediation programs in recent United States history. The firm has been recognized by the New York Law Journal and other regional and national surveys published by ALM Media every year since its founding, achieving awards for excellence in claims administration, as well as legal notice and advertising and end-to-end eDiscovery services. About JND Legal Administration JND Legal Administration is a legal management and administration company trusted by law firms, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the nation. Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans Jennifer Keough, Neil Zola and David Isaac, JND delivers best-in-class legal services in the areas of class action settlement administration, mass tort claims and lien resolution, eDiscovery, legal notice programs, government services and healthcare solutions. The company is backed by Stone Point Capital and has offices in California, Minnesota, New York, Washington and Washington, D.C. For more information about JND, visit www.JNDLA.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005105/en/ CONTACT: Rachel Billstein JND Legal Administration [email protected] Tel: +1 800-207-7160 www.JNDLA.com KEYWORD: WASHINGTON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: JND Legal Administration Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:07 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:07 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005105/enlast_img read more

Murder on American Indian land? SCOTUS weighs fate of convicted killer, tribal reservation borders

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first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — When Patrick Murphy mutilated and murdered his girlfriend’s former lover in eastern Oklahoma in 1999, state authorities arrested and charged him with murder in state court.He was convicted and sentenced to death in 2000.But Murphy, 48, a member of the Creek Nation, is asking that his conviction be thrown out on the grounds that the roadside ditch where he left fellow tribal citizen George Jacobs to die was part of an Indian reservation not subject to state criminal law.On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the dispute. The justices will ultimately decide whether historical boundaries of the Muscogee Creek Nation reservation are still in effect, or whether Congress effectively disestablished the reservation long ago.The outcome could also affect whether Murphy lives or dies.If the court rules that Murphy’s crime occurred on reservation land, it would be up to federal prosecutors to retry the case.“This is not a case about Mr. Murphy being released and set free if the court finds for the nation,” said Attorney General of the Muscogee Creek Nation Kevin Dellinger. “He’ll be prosecuted through the federal system and face life without possibility of parole.”Henryetta, Oklahoma, where Murphy killed Jacobs, geographically lies within the Creek Nation reservation boundaries as drawn by Congress in 1866. But state officials insist the reservation effectively ceased to exist more than 100 years ago when Congress created the state of Oklahoma and took steps to dismantle tribal governments, including their court systems.“Looking at the history and the treaties and the statutes it’s clear that Congress has never disestablished the reservation,” said Dellinger.Five Native American tribes – the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Cherokee nations – have historic land claims to the eastern half of the state, a 19-million acre tract formerly known as Indian Territory.“From Oklahoma’s entrance to the Union to the present day, neither the state nor the federal government nor the Five Tribes have treated the former Indian Territory as a reservation,” argues Lisa Blatt, an attorney representing the state, in a brief to the high court.The area has long been jointly administered by state and tribal authorities. Creek nation provides some local law enforcement, road maintenance, and construction, health care services and well as family violence prevention programs, Dellinger said. The state provides other essential services and administration.“Congress broke up the Creek Nation’s domain, substituting individual for communal ownership and distributing the proceeds to individual Indians,” writes Trump administration Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco in a brief supporting Oklahoma.“Congress also eliminated the Creek Nation’s tribal courts and provided for the dissolution of the tribal government, divestment of tribal property, and distribution of tribal funds. These actions demonstrate that Congress did not intend for the Creek Nation’s historic lands to constitute a continuing reservation,” Francisco writes.Since 1907, Oklahoma has solely been responsible for prosecuting major crimes involving Indians in what was once Indian Territory.“The State is aware of no cases from statehood to today where federal authorities prosecuted an Indian on the premise that the former Indian Territory was a reservation,” Blatt writes in the state’s brief. To the contrary, according to Blatt, Oklahoma has asserted criminal jurisdiction over “tens of thousands of cases spanning the last century in the contested area.The U.S. District Court agreed with the state’s reasoning, affirming Murphy’s conviction. But the Tenth Circuit court of appeals overturned that decision, saying it could find no explicit evidence that Congress ever formally disestablished the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation under law.“We conclude that the reservation remains intact and therefore the crime was committed in Indian Country,” the court wrote. “Mr. Murphy, a Creek citizen, should have been charged and tried in federal court.”The stakes of the high court’s decision extend far beyond Murphy.Oklahoma’s oil and gas producers and cattle ranchers warn of economic and bureaucratic chaos if the justices decide the reservation boundaries still apply.“The effects of the decision are potentially profound,” write lawyers for the trade groups in friend-of-the-court briefs. “The geographic scope of the former Creek territory covers large areas of Eastern Oklahoma, including large portions of the City of Tulsa. The decision threatens to authorize tribal taxation of activities and properties, to invest tribal courts with broader jurisdiction, and to authorize greater, or potentially exclusive, tribal and federal regulation over lands within the area.”“By effectively declaring half the state to be Indian country, the Tenth Circuit’s decision will upend practically every aspect of Oklahoma’s legal and regulatory regime,” writes the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association in a brief. “The inevitable follow-on litigation the decision invites will create a cloud of uncertainty over an immense amount of economic activity in the state —including the vital oil and gas industry.”For the Creek Nation, the court’s decision will be felt on a personal and psychological level, according to Dellinger.“We’ve lost our land before, and we were out here with the promise that nothing would affect our rights and our lands,” Dellinger said. “Our ancestors, our elders before us did everything they could to protect. Our land is very important to us.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trump issues permit to Keystone Pipeline to bring more Canadian crude

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first_img Keystone Pipeline gets US Presidential permit for shipping more Canadian oil into the US. (Credit: TransCanada PipeLines Limited, an affiliate of TC Energy Corporation) US President Donald Trump has issued a Presidential permit for enabling the existing TC Energy’s Keystone Pipeline to supply an additional 170,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day into the US Midwest and Gulf Coast.The Presidential permit allows TC Energy to increase the capacity of the 4,324km long crude oil pipeline by 29% to 761,000 barrels per day (bpd), reported Reuters, citing TC Energy spokesman Terry Cunha.Trump’s permit replaces and revokes the previous Presidential permit issued to the permittee – TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) in 2008 by the then US President George W. Bush.The additional supply of Canadian crude oil on the 30inch pipeline system will help address the increasing demand of the commodity from US refineries, reported the publication, citing a statement from TC Energy’s chief executive Russ Girling during a conference call.President Trump’s announcement comes in the wake of the Keystone Pipeline’s expansion project facing legal hurdles. The expansion project dubbed as the Keystone XL pipeline project was denied a permitting request earlier this month by the US Supreme Court.The apex court decision means that the pipeline expansion project, which is due to be commissioned in 2023, faces a construction delay yet again.Brief details of the Keystone PipelineThe Keystone Pipeline, which was commissioned in 2010, transports Canadian and US crude oil supplies to markets across North America. The crude oil pipeline stretches from Alberta to refineries across Illinois, Oklahoma, and the US Gulf Coast.In Canada, the pipeline covers Hardisty, Alberta, and east Manitoba where it diverts south to cross the international border into North Dakota in the US. From there, the crude oil pipeline covers South Dakota and heads to Steele City in Nebraska, where it is divided into two arms, with one of them towards Missouri, and the other towards Cushing in Oklahoma and eventually to Texas.Meanwhile, environmental group Sierra Club has opposed the Presidential permit for the Keystone Pipeline alleging that it had a history of oil spills.Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels associate director Catherine Collentine said: “This expansion is shockingly dangerous. The existing Keystone pipeline has already had numerous disastrous spills and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil into our farmland and waterways.“The last thing communities along the route need is even more dirty oil running through the pipeline every day.” The Keystone Pipeline, which was commissioned in 2010, transports Canadian and US crude oil supplies to markets across North Americalast_img read more

Century 21 opens in Salford

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first_imgCentury 21 UK celebrated the opening of its new branch in Salford, near Manchester Arndale Centre, with an opening event in November.The new franchise on Chapel Street will be headed up by Abubakr Sehri, who has lived in Manchester for 17 years after moving to the UK in 2001.Abubakr says, “I have owned a franchise of the convenience retailer Londis for the past 13 years, but decided to venture into property five or six years ago. I went into the buy-to-let industry and I now own four properties – this is where my interest in property began.“My aim is to bring the area of Salford together and offer my business expertise to local residents. I enjoy providing excellent service, so the concept of becoming a franchisee really attracted me as I will be able to focus all my attention and dedication into one branch.”Chris Summers, head of sales and development for Century 21 UK added, “The opening of our new branch in Salford solidifies the immense growth of Century 21 UK in the past few months, and is a great way to bring the year to its close.”Manchester Arndale Centre Abubakr Sehri Century 21 Salford Century 21 UK January 2, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Century 21 opens in Salford previous nextAgencies & PeopleCentury 21 opens in SalfordThe Negotiator2nd January 20190737 Viewslast_img read more