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Playtech targets ‘strategic and operational’ progress

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 16th May 2018 | By contenteditor Playtech has said in a trading update that it has made “significant progress” on its strategy this year, with growth across a number of business sectors. Published this morning (Wednesday) ahead of its Annual General Meeting, the update said Playtech has enjoyed both “organic and inorganic” progress so far this year. Other key highlights from the first five months of 2018 include the acquisition of Snaitech, which, once complete, Playtech said will create the first vertically integrated gambling operator in Italy and also provide material earnings accretion. The company has also secured new sports and casino agreements with operators including SAS in Portugal and Totalizator Sportowy in Poland, which it said will “deliver significant long-term growth opportunities”. Playtech’s B2B gaming division has had mixed success this year, with average daily revenue excluding Asia up compared to the same period last year, but daily average revenue in Asia down. The company said this was expected and management is “taking steps to protect its position in the region and drive revenues”. Elsewhere, the B2C gaming division is performing in line with expectations with the Sun Bingo contract continuing to see some revenue improvement, while the TradeTech Group has also enjoyed a strong start to the year. Playtech added: “Management is confident that achievements in 2017 and in 2018 to date have delivered a strong platform for further strategic and operational progress in 2018.”Related article: Playtech agrees €846m Snaitech dealcenter_img Email Address Playtech targets ‘strategic and operational’ progress Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Playtech has said in a trading update that it has made “significant progress” on its strategy this year, with growth across a number of business sectorslast_img read more

 

Tritax Big Box: 4 reasons why the share price is rising and what I’d do now

first_img John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tritax Big Box REIT. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tritax Big Box: 4 reasons why the share price is rising and what I’d do now 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. Manika Premsingh | Monday, 18th January, 2021 | More on: BBOX Tritax Big Box (LSE: BBOX), the FTSE 250-listed real estate investment trust (REIT), is hard to miss today. Not only is it the fastest riser among all of the index’s components at the time of writing, up more than 4.5%, the BBOX share price has touched new all-time-highs. I think it’s easy to chalk it up as yet another real estate play. Property stocks have gained because of encouraging policies, vaccine development and an amicable end to the Brexit negotiations saga. 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…But BBOX is another story. Here are four reasons why:#1. Logistics playIt’s not so much a real estate play right now as a logistics one. It so happens that Tritax Big Box focuses on warehousing properties. At a time when we have been ordering online, leading to booming sales of e-tailers like Amazon, demand for storage facilities has been rising too.  This was evident in BBOX’s previous update in October, and I think the uptrend will be further reinforced in the next update later this month. #2. BBOX shows strong performanceI wouldn’t be keen on it if it looked healthy only because of the current scenario. That’s not the case, however. Even earlier, it was a profit-making company, which adds to its credentials. #3. Long-term prospects look goodMoreover, I think its long-term prospects also look good. The future of shopping is online, as the challenges faced by brick-and-mortar stores make it evident. But lockdowns and the pandemic have accelerated the shift towards online purchases, perhaps even to a greater degree than would have otherwise been anticipated. This will impact Tritax Big Box and its peers positively. One example is the FTSE 100 REIT, Segro, which finds itself in a similarly fortunate situation. Its share price, like BBOX, is near its highest ever levels. #4. Reasonably pricedIts price-to-earnings ratio at 18 times isn’t exactly small, but it doesn’t look like a bubble either. In fact, for a stock that is currently seeing highest ever price levels, it appears quite muted. A word of cautionThe only drawback to the stock is in comparison to Segro, which has a slightly lower price-to-earnings ratio. It also has a more international profile. This means that it’s less vulnerable to any economic fluctuations in the UK. This is something to remember in 2021, the first year after Brexit. The worst of the corona-crisis is yet to hit the economy, but will become clearer over the year as will any Brexit-related challenges. The takeawayHowever, over time, I would think that BBOX will come out as a winner. This, I would imagine, would be particularly evident during high-growth years for the UK economy, when consumers spend more. I’d buy it and hold it for the next few years.  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.center_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

 

El espíritu de oración de la Iglesia Episcopal contribuye a…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release [Episcopal News Service] Antes de que la Iglesia fuera la Iglesia, los primeros seguidores de Jesús se enfrentaron a un momento de incertidumbre. Él había ascendido al cielo, luego de prometer que enviaría al Espíritu Santo “dentro de no muchos días”. Sin embargo, la prometida investidura para ser sus testigos no se había materializado. En consecuencia, Hechos 1:14 dice que ellos “perseveraban unánimes en oración”.Se dice que oraron durante 11 días hasta que las lenguas de fuego de Pentecostés descendieron sobre ellos y el Espíritu Santo les dio el poder de predicar el evangelio, contando la historia de cómo el reino de Dios se les había acercado en la persona de Jesús. Su testimonio empezó a atraer a otros que se comprometieron a seguir a Jesús y juntos formaron la Iglesia naciente.En la Iglesia de hoy, estos 11 días que llegan después de Pascua, en el momento en que la primavera da paso al verano, no llaman mucho la atención. Sin embargo, por segundo año consecutivo, la campaña Venga tu Reino, iniciada por el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby, se propone reenfocar a los cristianos de todo el mundo en el ejemplo de los primeros discípulos. Él quiere que las personas conozcan “lo que significa seguir a Cristo y a qué sorprendente trayectoria eso puede llevarlas”, explicó Emma Buchan, líder del proyecto de evangelización del Palacio de Lambeth.Venga tu Reino invita a los individuos, familias y congregaciones a orar — entre el Día de la Ascensión (25 de Mayo) y el Domingo de Pentecostés (4 de junio)— que sus amigos, familiares y vecinos vengan a conocer a Jesucristo. La campaña sugiere que los participantes mantengan a cinco personas específicas en sus oraciones durante los 11 días. Además, se les invita a dar a conocer sus oraciones compartiendo una breve plegaria cada uno de los 11 días a través de las redes sociales (véanse los detalles al final. El lema es “Rézalo —Retrátalo — Publícalo”.El tema de cada día es tomado del catecismo de la Iglesia Episcopal que aparece en el Libro de Oración Común. La sección de Oración y Culto del catecismo (página 748 aquí) menciona los principales tipos de oración como adoración, alabanza, acción de gracias, penitencia, oblación, intercesión y petición. Los organizadores añadieron una oración a Jesús así como oraciones de celebración, de silencio y porque venga tu reino. Modificaron algo el lenguaje, convirtiendo la oblación en “ofrenda”, la intercesión en “oración por [alguien o algo]” y la petición se convirtió en “ayuda”.“Se nos pidió que sugiriéramos una estrategia para implicar a clérigos de todo el mundo y también para determinar un modo de garantizar que el componente de la oración en que se les pide a las personas que participen sea substancial y profundo”, dijo Jamie Coats, director de los Amigos de la Sociedad de San Juan Evangelista a Episcopal News Service.Los hermanos de la SSJE habían colaborado con la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana para ofrecer Palabra de Adviento y esa oficina les pidió discutieran con el Palacio de Lambeth “ideas que pudieran ayudar a las personas a orar juntas alrededor del mundo”A la cabeza de su lista de sugerencias estaban las oraciones de Venga tu Reino que siguen el patrón del catecismo  y que los hermanos elaboraron a petición de la entonces obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori para la Oración de los Fieles en la reunión de la Convención General de 2015.Definiendo al catecismo episcopal como hermoso y poético, así como bien formulado, Coats dijo que la opción es un “reconocimiento de la obra extraordinariamente bella que se plasmó en el catecismo”.“Ha sido estupendo trabajar con el Palacio de Lambeth y verles extenderse y colaborar con personas de todo el mundo”, dijo Coats. Añadió que gran parte del trabajo se ha hecho adaptando el lenguaje de la Iglesia a audiencias más amplias y diversas extendidas por muchas zonas horarias.“Estamos realmente encantados de trabajar con la Iglesia Episcopal y en verdad nos encanta unirnos con iglesias de todo el mundo en este tiempo de oración”, dijo Buchan a ENS.“A nosotros nos parece una gran cosa tener un tema para cada día”, subrayó Buchan refiriéndose al enfoque diario basado en el catecismo. Sencillamente darle a la gente una oportunidad de congregarse para orar de muchas maneras, y considerar lo que Dios podría estar llamándoles a hacer, a orar por los que aman”, así como por todas las otras cosas de sus vidas.Todo el trabajo se basa en la esperanza de que la gente se acerque más a Jesús, afirmó ella.Esa esperanza se ajusta perfectamente a la misión de la SSJE. “Como miembros de una comunidad monástica, estamos comprometidos a ayudar a que las personas aprendan a orar en sus vidas”, dijo James Koester, superior de la SSJE.“Creemos que esto es lo que Jesús hizo cuando enseñó a sus discípulos la oración que conocemos como el Padre Nuestro. Durante los 11 días de Venga tu Reino, es nuestra esperanza que todo el que participe profundice su amistad con Jesús y llegue a saber que todos los aspectos de su vida son materia de oración.En su vídeo inicial de las meditaciones diarias de Venga tu Reino, el obispo primado Michael Curry dice que la oración lo cambia todo. Foto de ENS.La meditación del obispo primado Michael Curry en “AJesús” [#ToJesus] da inicio a las 11 jornadas el 25 de Mayo. Más de 100.000 personas se comprometieron a orar en la primera ronda de Venga tu Reino en 2016, según Buchan, a quien contrataron para planificar ese empeño. Ese año el objetivo era de 5.000 participantes. Buchan definió el resultado como “una obra sorprendente del Espíritu Santo”.Coats dijo que los 11 días tienen la intención de “darles a probar a las personas diferentes maneras de orar” y de pensar cómo podrían usar los materiales de Venga tu Reino, los cuales son esencialmente intemporales, en otros momentos del año también.Los detalles de cómo hacerloComprométete a orar [Pledge2Pray]Ve a http://thykingdomcome.globalahora e inscríbete para recibir un correo [email] diario.Mira el vídeo incluido en el correo (la lista aparece al final).Responde al correo.Compártelo en las redes sociales. En Twitter (com/thykingdom_come) e Instagram (www.instagram.com/Pledge2Pray), etiqueta tu imagen/oración con #Pledge2Pray y la etiqueta [tag]para el día. Cerciórate de que hay espacio suficiente entre las etiquetas, por ejemplo: #Pledge2Pray #ToJesus.  En Facebook, ve a la página de Venga tu Reino. (www.facebook.com/ThyKingdomComeUK) y publícalo en la línea de tiempo usando #Pledge2Pray y la etiqueta del día, por ejemplo #Pledge2Pray #ThyKingdomCome.Ayuda a crear un Muro Global de Oración.Acceso a los materiales e informaciónUna amplia gama de materiales e información para ayudar a participar en Venga tu Reino se encuentran disponibles aquí. Por ejemplo, un diario de oración para que jóvenes y adultos registren pensamientos, oraciones e ideas a lo largo de los 11 días puede descargarse aquí. Una guía del coordinador para personas que quieren seguir Venga tu Reino en un grupo puede encontrarse aquí.Ora en personaA través de Inglaterra, tendrán lugar eventos de oración de todas formas y tamaños, entre ellos salones de oración continua, días de oración, caminatas de oración y vigilias de oración que durarán la mitad de la noche. Catedrales, iglesias y otros espacios de la Iglesia de Inglaterra serán sedes de “Eventos modelos” que reunirán a personas para adorar y pedir ser investidos del Espíritu Santo para dar un testimonio eficaz.Si bien la mayoría de tales eventos tendrán lugar en Inglaterra, hay una lista breve pero creciente de eventos que tendrán lugar en EE.UU.La Iglesia de Inglaterra está supliendo ejemplares a bajo costo (aproximadamente a $1 cada uno) de “La Vida: un relato de la vida de Jesucristo según Lucas [The Life: An Account of the Life of Jesus Christ According to Luke] para ser repartidos en los eventos relacionados con Venga tu Reino.Mensajes de vídeoEl líder de la oración de cada día ofrece un vídeo que lo presenta a él o ella rezando una oración de su propia cosecha basada en el tema del día. El programa es:Mayo 25 #ToJesus [A Jesús]: Rvdmo. Michael Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia EpiscopalMayo 26 #Praise [Alabanza]: Su Eminencia Christoph Cardenal Schonborn, arzobispo de VienaMayo 27 #Thanks [Gracias]: Rvdmo. Paul Kwong, arzobispo de Hong KongMayo 28 #Sorry [Penitencia]: Ven. Liz Adekunle, arcediana de Hackney, LondresMayo 29 #Offer [Ofrenda]: Rvdma. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, obispa de CubaMayo 30 #PrayFor [Oración por alguien]: Rvdmo. Fred Hiltz, arzobispo y primado de la Iglesia Anglicana del CanadáMayo 31 #Help [Ayuda] Rvdmo. John Sentamu, arzobispo de York y primado de InglaterraJunio 1 #Adore [Adoración]: Rdo. Roger Walton, presidente de la Conferencia Metodista BritánicaJunio 2 #Celebrate [Celebración]: Su Excelencia Obispo Angaelos, obispo general de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Copta en el Reino Unido.Junio 3 #Silence [Silencio]: Hno. Keith Nelson, Sociedad de San Juan EvangelistaJunio 4 #ThyKingdomCome [Venga tu Reino]: Rvdmo. Y Excmo. Justin Welby, arzobispo de Cantórbery y primado de Toda Inglaterra.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Rector Belleville, IL Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 18, 2017 Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest El espíritu de oración de la Iglesia Episcopal contribuye a la campaña de ‘Venga tu Reino’ Comprométete a orar durante 11 días, desde Ascensión hasta Pentecostés Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

 

House in Jalisco / Alfonso Farias Iglesias

first_imgArchDaily Projects Area:  185 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/235194/house-in-jalisco-alfonso-farias-iglesias Clipboard Mexico House in Jalisco / Alfonso Farias Iglesias ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/235194/house-in-jalisco-alfonso-farias-iglesias Clipboard 2011 “COPY” Save this picture!© Carlos Diaz Corona+ 20 Share Photographs Photographs:  Carlos Diaz CoronaText description provided by the architects. The Project is located on a street in the southern area of Zapopan, primarily a residential district that is full of different amenities . The intention of the project was to develop a practical space for leasing.Save this picture!© Carlos Diaz CoronaIn order to gain the most out of the project, the development strategy was to construct a low cost and flexible structure. This structure was conceived to allow the use of the space in many ways without requiring many changes. Thus, the project will offer the ability to maximize space without sacrificing its quality. Save this picture!© Carlos Diaz CoronaTo take advantage of the wide market of the neighborhood, an open floor plan is proposed so it could be use as a residence and/or offices. The spacious structure is simple and clear. The front and back restrictions are used as patios which provide the interior with natural light, cross ventilation and a view. The construction method chosen was all load bearing walls to be on the exterior and internal non load bearing partitions. To solve the façade a simple plain precast concrete lattice work was used, which allowsdoes not restrict the view from inside and maintains privacy. Save this picture!Presently the groundfloor is being used for offices while the upstairs is used as a dwelling.Project gallerySee allShow lessAIA 2012: Opening DiscussionsArticlesThe Indicator: City IPO WTFArticles Share House in Jalisco / Alfonso Farias IglesiasSave this projectSaveHouse in Jalisco / Alfonso Farias Iglesias Year:  “COPY” Architects: Alfonso Farias Iglesias Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Zapopan, Mexico Houses CopyAbout this officeAlfonso Farias IglesiasOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapopanHousesMexicoPublished on May 18, 2012Cite: “House in Jalisco / Alfonso Farias Iglesias” 18 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House in Jalisco / Alfonso Farias Iglesias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

 

House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten

first_imgCopyHouses•Krailling, Germany Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten+ 29 Share House Krailling / Unterlandstättner ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouse Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Unterlandstättner ArchitektenThe loggia on the west side of the upper floor provides a further outdoor area and with its spatial interconnection with the ground floor gives light to the entrance area on the east side.Save this picture!Courtesy of Unterlandstättner ArchitektenThe concise room structure and differentiation of the materials used in the building is continued in the interior installations. The early involvement of the planning of built-in furniture and the selection of furnishings were an elementary part of the design process.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Viktor Várkonyiv / GraphisoftInterviewsStudents of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art FairSelected Projects Share Germany Photographs:  Courtesy of Unterlandstättner ArchitektenSave this picture!Courtesy of Unterlandstättner ArchitektenRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. The new building in the Würm valley near Munich for a family with three children, guest area and home office is characterised by an individual interior and exterior room structure.Save this picture!Courtesy of Unterlandstättner ArchitektenFollowing reflections on other buildings in the environment, taking into account and focusing on the views of the house’s own outdoor areas, and the reduction of exposure to neighbouring buildings, the house respects the regulations of the zoning ordinance (pitched roof / building boundary / proximity to neighbouring buildings), fits in typologically with the style of the densely-built surroundings, and yet develops its own independent, unmistakeable character relative to the area.Save this picture!Courtesy of Unterlandstättner ArchitektenThe oak and paint plaster surfaces used in the concise incisions in the building help to distinguish them from the strongly structured anthracite-coloured plaster façade, foster visual perspectives and reinforce the spatial dialogue between interior and exterior.Save this picture!Courtesy of Unterlandstättner ArchitektenThe access area on the ground floor on the east side, with its surfaces and bench made of oak, establishes a relation to the living space. The incision on the south side interlinks the garden and the living area with the protected patio.Save this picture!Courtesy of Unterlandstättner ArchitektenDue to the proximity of neighbouring buildings, the east façade has no incisions; all auxiliary rooms on the upper floor (two bathrooms and the dressing room) are illuminated exclusively by roof windows. The room structure of the bathrooms and dressing room was designed and implemented specially for the Zenit roof light system. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/547671/house-krailling-unterlandstattner-architekten Clipboard 2013 “COPY”center_img Area:  350 m² Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/547671/house-krailling-unterlandstattner-architekten Clipboard ArchDaily 2013 Projects Architects: Unterlandstättner Architekten Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeUnterlandstättner ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKraillingHousesGermanyPublished on October 05, 2014Cite: “House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten” 05 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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

 

Former journalist freed after nearly six weeks in jail

first_img News DjiboutiAfrica August 20, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former journalist freed after nearly six weeks in jail Reporters Without Borders is relieved that Daher Ahmed Farah, an opposition activist and former journalist, was finally released on 14 August after being held since 2 July on a charge of refusing to comply with a judicial order.Farah has been imprisoned repeatedly since the start of the year. This time he spent six weeks in the capital’s Gabode prison.Djibouti’s supreme court still has to rule during the coming weeks on Farah’s failure to comply with a court decision ordering him to pay 500,000 Djibouti francs (14,500 euros) in damages and a fine of 20,000 Djibouti francs (100 euros).——–02.07.2013 – Former journalist jailed again, second time in two monthsReporters Without Borders is appalled by government opponent and former journalist Daher Ahmed Farah’s incarceration today in Djibouti’s Gabode prison to begin serving a two-month jail sentence on a charge of “refusing to comply with a judicial order.” An appeal court upheld the sentence on 26 June.After reporting to the authorities at 8 a.m. in response to a summons, Farah was immediately imprisoned, without being taken before a judge or prosecutor. It was the second time he has been jailed in the past two months.“The arbitrary nature of the judicial proceedings in the Farah affair is unjust and unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These developments contradict the start of a dialogue with the opposition that President Ismail Omar Guelleh announced on 27 June.”“We condemn the government’s strategy of harassing news providers and opposition activists and we call for this former journalist’s immediate and unconditional release.”More information on the Farah affair——-28.06.2013 – Courts step up pressure on opposition journalistsReporters Without Borders firmly condemns the oppressive treatment that outspoken journalists and media continue to receive from the Djiboutian authorities.“The politically-motivated judicial harassment of the past few months aimed at discouraging criticism and gagging opposition media constitutes a flagrant violation of freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders said.“In a country that already shows little respect for freedom of expression, the recent court decisions have created an oppressive environment that marred yesterday’s celebration of the 36th anniversary of Djibouti’s independence.”Opposition leader and former journalist Daher Ahmed Farah received another two-month jail sentence from a Djibouti appeal court on 26 June for “refusing to comply with a judicial order.” The appeal court’s decision overrode an earlier supreme court decision quashing his July 2003 conviction for an alleged media offence.Farah is now waiting to be arrested at any moment. He has already been arrested several times since the start of the year and even spent three weeks in Gabode prison on charges of “being in contact with a foreign power” and “undermining the army’s morale.”During the 26 June hearing, the appeal court also extended the 45-day jail sentence that La Voix de Djibouti news website editor, Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh, is already serving to five months and upheld a court decision ordering him to pay 2 million Djibouti francs (8,600 euros) in libel damages to police chief Elmi Daher Miguil, also known as Elmi Gess. Okieh has been held since 15 May.Finally, four La Voix de Djibouti contributors who were released provisionally on 23 June – Farah Abadid Hildid, Houssein Ahmed Farah, Moustapha Abdourahman Houssein and Mohamed Ibrahim Waïss – have been ordered to appear in court again on 8 July because the charges against them have been changed.The initial charge of “participating in an insurrectional movement” has been changed to “inciting public order disturbances,” which carries a heavy sentence. Charges have been dropped against two colleagues who were detained in 2011 – Houssein Robleh Dabar and Abdillahi Aden Ali.Djibouti is ranked 167th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : Djiboutian President, Ismail Omar Guelleh (Simon Maina / AFP) Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked DjiboutiAfrica Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti Citycenter_img December 9, 2020 Find out more to go further July 17, 2020 Find out more La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says News News News August 4, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Djiboutilast_img read more

 

Winning Limerick Edge Embrace competition has photograph up in lights

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Winning Limerick Edge Embrace competition has photograph up in lights – photo: Alan PlaceTHE winning image from the Limerick Edge Embrace photography competition is now up in lights with its installation on a billboard in one of Limerick’s prime advertising locations.Tony Clancy’s image of Curraghchase Park captured the hearts of the judges and the voting public in the professional category of the Limerick Edge Embrace competition, which was run by Limerick City and County Council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The prize was a month-long billboard campaign showcasing the winning entry.Speaking as he saw the billboard for the first time, Tony said: “I’m shocked to see it to be honest. It’s brilliant to see it on the billboard. I never thought that when I entered the competition that it would win, so I’m over the moon.”“The image really came as a result of Covid-19. My friends, who are the couple in the photograph, and I bought caravans as a result of the lockdown, so we could go camping as we all have kids. While out in Curraghchase I got the idea of a photograph of a couple around a campfire, so it just grew from that.”The 36-year-old, originally from the Dublin Road, said all his friends now are delighted with his win and especially now as the image is up on the billboard. “Once they heard the billboard was installed they have gone and taken selfies in front of it. It will be great to look at those pictures in years to come.”“I’ve been a wedding photographer for nearly seven years, so entering the competition was something different for me. It was different creatively. Coivd-19 has meant my wedding work has stopped, so I had time to enter the competition.”“Winning has been a great boost to me and as result I’m after securing two jobs, so it’s been great on so many fronts. It will also be a great marketing tool for me.”Tony’s image will remain on the billboard on Mulgrave Street for two weeks, before it is posted on another billboard on the Dock Road for a further two weeks.The prime sites close to the city centre on two of the major arteries into the city will ensure that Tony’s stunning photograph will be seen by thousands of people daily in both locations.The competition ran over October and earlier this month to celebrate the new Limerick brand Limerick: Atlantic Edge, European Embrace.Professional and amateur photographers had been invited to capture the beautiful contradictions of Limerick’s distinctive character.A total of 376 entries were submitted with judges shortlisting seven in the professional category and 14 in the amateur category.The shortlisted images were then put to a public vote on the Limerick.ie Facebook page where more than 10,000 votes in total were cast.Tony’s amazing image ‘Embrace the Wilderness’ was the clear winner in the professional category while Natalia Sobiecka won the amateur competition and received a €1,000 voucher from Whelan Cameras.You can continue to share your photos of the many aspects and visions of Limerick on social media using #LimerickEdgeEmbrace. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous article66 patients waiting for beds at UHLNext articleWATCH: Mixed News On Injury Front Ahead of Galway Clash Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print LimerickNewsWinning Limerick Edge Embrace competition has photograph up in lightsBy Meghann Scully – November 24, 2020 68 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisementlast_img read more

 

CommerceIQ Closes 2nd Year of Triple-Digit Growth Fueled by Growth of Amazon Advertising

first_img CommerceIQ Closes 2nd Year of Triple-Digit Growth Fueled by Growth of Amazon Advertising Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– CommerceIQ, a leader in Ecommerce Channel Optimization, today announced it has achieved two consecutive years of triple-digit revenue growth with 2.6x year-over-year revenue increase in 2020, and appointed a new VP of Customer Success & Professional Services, Jonathan Young, to its leadership team. Young’s appointment strengthens CommerceIQ’s team of executive business and technology leaders including Prasun Kumar as VP of Engineering, former Microsoft and Amazon exec, Piyush Lumba, as COO and Guru Hariharan as CEO, a 15+ year ecommerce visionary and AI expert who is credited with building out Amazon’s automated 3P vendor management system and eBay’s massively scalable shipping and returns system. Throughout 2020, CommerceIQ experienced unprecedented demand for its integrated sales, advertising and supply chain automation solution and new Advertising Managed Service, contributing to a year of strong growth and earning the trust of both new and recurring customers including Duracell, Georgia Pacific, Henkel, Nature’s Bounty Co., Nestle USA and Spectrum Brands. Today, CommerceIQ is the solution of choice for consumer brands used to manage over $6B in Amazon gross sales and $100M+ in ad spend. “With Amazon Advertising expected to hit $26B in revenue this year, consumer brands are doubling down on ecommerce advertising and trying to master this increasingly important channel for engaging with consumers,” said Jonathan Young. “Having worked on both the agency side at Kantar and brand side at Nestle and Colgate Palmolive gave me an appreciation for the struggles our customers face. CommerceIQ’s focus on improving share of voice through search and our ecommerce operating system approach of balancing advertising with supply chain and sales is a powerful solution for driving incremental growth and I’m excited to share that model with my advertising peers across the industry.” The addition of Jonathan Young enables CommerceIQ to scale its Advertising Managed Service offering and meet increasing demand for the platform. Young joins the company after a 7-year career at Kantar, where he filled roles in eCommerce Insights and Consulting before taking over as Executive Vice President of North America Retail Technology services. He also brings deep insight from the manufacturer perspective, having served as a brand manager for both Nestlé and Colgate Palmolive. “In the fast-moving world of ecommerce, we consider CommerceIQ a ‘domain expert’ from both a strategy and execution perspective with best in class machine learning technology and service offerings to deliver on all of the promises they make,” said Don Brett, Chief Digital Officer at NBG Home. “CommerceIQ’s ecommerce channel optimization approach has become the operating system we rely on to manage all of the moving parts and intricacies of our ecommerce business.” The success of CommerceIQ caps a year of significant milestones for the company, including:Rapid adoption of the newly launched CommerceIQ Advertising Managed Service for full-funnel advertising optimization on Amazon, with a unique focus on using advertising to drive share of voice (SOV). The service connects advertising data, strategies and execution with key ecommerce growth levers—including inventory, incremental sales, share of voice, promotions, pricing and content. In 2020, CommerceIQ was also inducted into the Amazon Advertising Partner Network.Consumer Goods Technology “2020 Visionaries” award acknowledgement of three CommerceIQ customers – Georgia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson and Spectrum Brands, based in part on their use of CommerceIQ to manage their ecommerce operations.Record-breaking attendance to CommerceIQ’s Ecommerce Revenue Automation and Ecommerce Channel Optimization summits, drawing hundreds of top consumer brand attendees and guest speakers such as Avery Products, Ferrara and Mars Wrigley.The rapid response launch of Growth Navigator, a fully managed Amazon support service to help consumer brands manage heightened short-term demand for products due to Covid-19 panic buying while planning for long-term growth. More than 30 global brands participated in the company’s Growth Navigator program. “2020 was a strong year of growth for ecommerce, the health of our business, the brands we serve and their responsiveness to customers,” said Guru Hariharan, CEO of CommerceIQ. “As we enter 2021, with the addition of Jonathan we have the leadership team in place and a set of innovations that will empower brands to fully embrace CommerceIQ’s ecommerce operating system model to master ecommerce sales, supply chain and advertising. We remain relentlessly committed to helping our customers better serve their consumers on Amazon, Walmart, Instacart and even more marketplaces this year.” About CommerceIQ CommerceIQ™ is the leader in Ecommerce Channel Optimization (ECO), the practice of using machine learning, analytics and automations to optimize the ecommerce channel across supply chain, marketing and sales operations to win at the moment of purchase and drive profitable market share growth. CommerceIQ has been adopted by leading consumer brands accounting for billions of dollars in ecommerce sales and marketing spend, including Avery Products, Georgia-Pacific, Spectrum Brands and 3 of the top-5 Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Companies in the U.S. These brands rely on CommerceIQ’s machine-based commerce technology and business processes, which are purpose-built to tune ecommerce algorithms, collaborate and share data-driven insights in real-time in response to changing variables across hundreds of products on leading retail sites. Using CommerceIQ as a single source of truth, customers have driven 40% increase in incremental sales, 20% improvement in profitability and 32% reduction in out of stock rates on Amazon. For more information, please visit CommerceIQ. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005305/en/ CONTACT: Frances Bigley [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE INTERNET ADVERTISING DATA MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY ONLINE RETAIL RETAIL SOURCE: CommerceIQ Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:28 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:28 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005305/en Twittercenter_img TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleEmergence of COVID-19 Impact on ICT Sector, 2020 Report – Focus on Artificial Intelligence, E-Learning Market, Cloud Based Services, Big Data Analytics – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleCelebrating Glamour on the Gridiron: A Look at Tiffany & Co.’s Vince Lombardi Trophy Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

 

The Changing Makeup of Consumer Debt

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Consumer Debt debt Equifax HELOCs Home Equity Lines of Credit Mortgage Debt Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Watt: “These Conservatorships are Unsustainable” Next: Best Markets for Single-Family Rental Investment Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Home / Daily Dose / The Changing Makeup of Consumer Debt  Print This Post The Changing Makeup of Consumer Debt May 23, 2018 2,843 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Mortgage debt makes up a noticeably smaller share of total consumer debt than it did a decade ago, according to the latest Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, covering data for March 2018.According to the Equifax report, mortgage debt now accounts for 71.2 percent of total consumer debt. That’s down from 78.4 percent in 2008, which marked the previous peak in total debt. First mortgage write-offs—which Equifax defines as “loans terminated in severe derogatory status—made up 1.99 bps of outstanding balances in March 2018. That’s the lowest level since early 2007, down from 2.56 bps a year ago.First mortgage write-offs, defined as loans terminated in severe derogatory status, are at 1.99 bps of outstanding balances in March 2018. This is the lowest level since early 2007, down from 2.56 bps a year ago.Equifax also notes that home equity loan balances were down 68.9 percent as of March 2018, and accounts were down 63.2 percent. Over the past year, total aggregate Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) credit limits on outstanding lines fell from $935 billion in March 2017 to $914 billion in March 2018. Both HELOC loan balances and accounts have been steadily declining since peaking in 2007.The report reveals that the makeup of total debt has changed dramatically over the course of that decade. Credit cards have decreased as a percentage of total nonmortgage debt since 2008, dropping from 29.0 percent to 21.4 percent. Auto loans and leases have remained more or less flat as a percentage of total nonmortgage debt—32.8 percent in March 2018 vs. 32.1 percent in March 2008—but they have hit a new record for outstanding total at $1.24 trillion.Student loan debt, however, has demonstrated the most dramatic shift over the past decade. Student loans now account for 36.9 percent of total nonmortgage debt, up from 21.8 percent in 2008. Outstanding student loan debt now totals $1.4 trillion.“Student loan debt is not a bad thing when students actually receive a degree,” said Amy Crews Cutts, Chief Economist, Equifax. “However, starting college and not finishing can leave a consumer’s finances in distress, with generally nothing to show for it. Importantly, the $1.4 trillion in student loans reported to Equifax represents only loans still considered active—the Department of Education guarantees about $154 billion in defaulted loans on which it is still trying to collect that are no longer reported to credit bureaus.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Consumer Debt debt Equifax HELOCs Home Equity Lines of Credit Mortgage Debt 2018-05-23 David Wharton Subscribelast_img read more

 

EWS & Maratha Reservation: Consecutive Constitution Amendments Comes Under SC Constitution Bench’s Scrutiny

first_imgTop StoriesEWS & Maratha Reservation: Consecutive Constitution Amendments Comes Under SC Constitution Bench’s Scrutiny LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Sep 2020 8:56 PMShare This – xThe impacts of two consecutive Constitutional Amendments [102nd and 103rd] have come under the scrutiny of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in cases related to reservation.National Commission for Backward Classes [102nd Amendment]The Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act, 2018 came into effect on 11.8.2018. Article 338B was inserted constituting a National Commission…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 impacts of two consecutive Constitutional Amendments [102nd and 103rd] have come under the scrutiny of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in cases related to reservation.National Commission for Backward Classes [102nd Amendment]The Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act, 2018 came into effect on 11.8.2018. Article 338B was inserted constituting a National Commission for Backward Classes.In State of Punjab v. Davinder Singh, the Constitution Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra observed that the decision E.V.Chinnaiah v. State of Andhra Pradesh, (2005) 1 SCC 394, wherein it was held that all the castes in the Presidential Order under Article 341(1) of the Constitution formed one class of homogeneous group and the same could not be further sub divided, needs a revisit. In its judgment referring the issue to larger bench, the Court noted that 102nd amendment has a bearing on the issue of permissibility of sub-classification of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe by the states. “The question of immense public importance arises in view of the insertion of Article 342A. When we consider Indra Sawhney, permitting such classification of socially and educationally backward class, and provisions of Articles 341, 342, and 342A are pari materia, the Court is required to have a fresh look on the decision rendered in E.V. Chinnaiah. In the spirit of constitutional provisions, the question is required to be re­examined authoritatively by this Court being of immense public importance. Thus, the case is required to be heard by a larger Bench than the one which decided E.V. Chinnaiah.”, the Court had observed while referring the matter to larger bench.In Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil vs The Chief Minister, a three judge Bench stayed the operation of the law enacted by the State of Maharashtra introducing Maratha Quota for admission in Educational Institutions and for appointments in the Public Services and posts, and has referred the issue to a Constitution Bench of 5 Judges as it involves interpretation of of the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018. One of the issues that was considered by the High Court at the instance of the writ petitioners is whether the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 affects the competence of the State Legislature to declare a particular caste to be a socially and educationally backward class. Though the High Court negatived this contention, the three judge bench observed that there is no authoritative pronouncement on the interpretation of the provisions inserted by the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018. “As the interpretation of the provisions inserted by the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 is a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India, these Appeals are referred to a larger Bench.”, the Court said. EWS Reservation [103rd Amendment]The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019 introduced provision for reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). Article 15(6), inserted vide this amendment, enables State to make special provisions for advancement of any economically weaker section of citizens, including reservations in educational institutions. It states that such reservation can be made in any educational institution, including private institutions, whether aided or unaided, except minority educational institutions covered under Article 30(1). It further states that the upper limit of the reservation will be ten percent, which will be in addition to the existing reservations. Article 16(6), enables State to make provision for reservation in appointments, in addition to the existing reservations, subject to a maximum of ten percent.A three judge bench headed by CJI Bobde, on 5th August 2020, decided to refer to Constitution Bench the petitions challenging the validity of Constitution 103rd Amendment. The bench said that the contention of the centre that 50% ceiling rule will not prevent to amend the Constitution itself in view of the existing special circumstances to uplift the members of the society belonging to economically weaker sections, is a substantial question of law to be examined by a Bench of five Judges. Another substantial question referred was whether the Amendment violates the basic structure of the Constitution, by applying the tests of ‘width’ and ‘identity’ with reference to equality provisions of the Constitution?Last five years [2015-2020] saw six constitutional amendments. Out of this, the Supreme Court has, till now, dealt with four amendments including the one which it struck down.NJAC [99th Amendment] The Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act, 2014, introduced the National Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the collegium system for appointment of judges. The Amendment Act had come into force on 13th April, 2015. After about six months, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, on 16th October 2015, by 4:1 majority, struck down this amendment observing that supremacy of judiciary in the matter of judges appointment is necessary to preserve judicial independence. Territory Swapping [100th Amendment] The Constitution was amended for the 100th time [Constitution (Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2014] to give effect to the acquiring of territories by India and transfer of certain territories to Bangladesh in pursuance of the agreement and its protocol entered into between the Governments of India and Bangladesh. This amendment has not yet been considered by the Court in any case.GST [101st Amendment] The 101st Constitutional Amendment was for introducing the Goods and Service Tax. In October 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the Constitutional validity of Goods And Services Tax (Compensation To States) Act, 2017, as well as the Goods and Services Tax Compensation Cess Rules, 2017, as framed under the Act. The Court noticed that the 101st amendment empowers the Parliament to provide for compensation to the states for loss of revenue arising on account of implementation of the goods and services tax, “by law”, on the recommendation of the Goods and Services Tax Council.Abolition Of Reservation For Anglo Indian Community In Legislatures [104th Amendment] The Constitution (104th Amendment) Act, 2019 extended the reservation of seats for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and states assemblies by ten more years. It also abolished the reserved seats for the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. This amendment is not yet challenged before the Apex Court. 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