2 cheap shares I’d buy today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. With the FTSE 100 having dropped roughly 200 points (3.4%) since last Friday, it’s not been a great week for UK shareholders. Likewise, the index has slipped around 265 points (4.5%) over the past month. It’s been a lousy year for the Footsie, having collapsed by 2,000 points (26.4%). But enough of the past. I think the way to benefit from these continued declines in the future is to keep buying cheap shares in solid businesses.These two cheap shares are smokingI’m here to discuss two tobacco stocks. As a smoker for around a third of a century, I know how unpleasant, unhealthy and expensive this addictive habit can be. As an investor, I also know that tobacco shares are absolutely out of the question for ethical investors. Yet tobacco stocks are popular with income-fund managers and value investors looking to buy cheap shares for their reliable returns.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…Cheap stock #1: British American TobaccoMy first low-priced stock is the Goliath of the two: British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). At its current share price of £24.70, BATS has a market value of £57.7bn, so it’s one of the largest members of the FTSE 100 by size.What’s more, thanks to its reliable earnings and global scale, BATS has risen up the ranks to become the #2 dividend payer in the entire FTSE 100. Yet the BATS share price has taken a beating in 2020, pushing it deeper into the ‘cheap shares’ dustbin. At their 52-week high on 15 January, BATS shares closed at £35.07, so they are over £10 cheaper today. Yet cigarette sales have held up well during the pandemic.The obvious attractions of BATS are its lowly rated earnings and steadily rising quarterly dividends. At today’s price, BATS shares trade on price-to-earnings ratio of 9.2, for an earnings yield of 10.9%. Based on four quarterly cash dividends of 52.6p per share, BATS shares offer a mighty 8.5% dividend yield. As a value investor, BATS ticks my boxes, which is why I would buy and hold its cheap shares (preferably inside an ISA) today.Cheap stock #2: Imperial BrandsCompared to BATS, Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) is a relative tiddler, weighing in at a market cap of £12bn. Yet as an investment, Imperial shares offer similarly attractive fundamentals as those of its larger counterpart. The maker of Davidoff, Gauloises and JPS cigarettes produces reliable recurring earnings and strong cash flows that translate into bumper dividends.However, as with BATS, Imperial’s stock has also been dumped in the bargain bin of cheap shares. On Thursday, Imperial shares closed at 1227.5p, down 30.2% in 12 months. Furthermore, Imperial shares today are almost 850p (40.8%) below their 2020 high of 2,072p, hit on 17 January.One reason for Imperial shares’ decline is the company’s decision earlier this year to cut its interim dividends by a third (to 20.85p a share, from 31.28p). Yet based on a one-third cut to the previous yearly dividend of 206.57p, these cheap shares offer a forward dividend yield of 11.2% a year. That’s more than enough income to compensate for short-term volatility and/or declines, which is why I would also buy and hold this tobacco stock today! Cliff D’Arcy | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: BATS IMB Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with England Rugby and support Eddie Jones as head coach,” Mitchell said. “I will be joining an elite high-performance programme, Test team and coaching group where I will use all my experience and focus to bring the necessary clarity and confidence to the players from a defensive perspective.”Eddie Jones said; “Defence is a key pillar of our game and John is an experienced coach. He’s coached the All Blacks, USA Rugby and a number of Super Rugby sides so he will bring a wealth of experience and add to the coaching mix we have here.”It has also been announced Scott Wisemantel will continue his role as attacking coach.Wisemantel first joined up with the England side for the 2018 series in South Africa, and the former rugby union and rugby league player has stayed on.Eddie Jones said at the time, “We are really pleased to have Scott back for the Quilter Internationals as we continue to develop our attack. He did a great job with us in South Africa in June.”Wisemantel has worked with Jake White at Montpellier and has worked with Jones before at the 2015 World Cup with Japan.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Who Is John Mitchell?At the 2019 Rugby World Cup you are sure to hear a lot about England‘s improved defence which is probably down to the introduction of John Mitchell as defence coach back in 2018. Who exactly is he? Let’s take a look.Born in Taranaki, New Zealand John Mitchell has led an illustrious and global coaching career.A former back-rower, Mitchell made his name as a number eight whilst playing for Waikato, a provincial side on the north island of New Zealand. He eventually was given the captaincy of the side and would do so 86 times. He also scored 67 tries for the team.Mitchell never quite made it into the All Blacks Test side although he did represent the men in black on six uncapped occasions in a Tour of Britain in 1993.Heading into 1995, he became a player coach for Fraser Tech before eventually retiring later that year. He then pursued a career in coaching which has seen him coach teams across the globe as you can see below.John Mitchell Coaching Record1994-1995 – Fraser Tech1996 – Ireland (Forwards coach)1996-1999 – Sale Sharks1997-2000 England‘ (Forwards coach)1999-2000 London Wasps (Assistant coach)2000 – Waikato B2000-2001 – Chiefs2001-2003 – New Zealand2004-2005 – Waikato2006-2010 – Western Force2010-2012 – Golden Lions2011-2012 – Lions2012 – Sale Sharks (director of rugby)2013-2014 – UKZN (University of KwaZulu-Natal)2016-2017 – United States2017 – Bulls and Blue Bulls2018 – England (defence coach)His most recent head coaching role was with the Bulls, a South African team based in Pretoria. Get to know the former All Blacks coach who has just become England’s next defence coach. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 5Japan741526 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The 2016 Summer Olympic Medal Count – Day 9Team USA retains a comfortable lead over second-place China by adding 10 more medals in Day 9.Simone Biles became the first US women to win Gold in the Women’s vault.Usain Bolt added a gold for Jamaica in the 100-meters (his 3rd Gold in the event). Great Britain’s count also increased with help from Andy Murray and Justin Rose. Rose won Gold in men’s golf. This was the first time in 112 years that golf was included in the Olympic games.And Great Britain closed the gap on China and is now within 11 medals of becoming number 2 in the medal count.Here is a a list of all ten Day 8 U.S. medal winners:GoldSimone Biles, Women’s vault (gymnastics)Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Mixed doubles (tennis)SilverJustin Gatlin, Men’s 100-meter (track and field)Madison Kocian, Women’s uneven bars (gymnastics)Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram, Mixed doubles (tennis)BronzeLaShawn Merritt, Men’s 400-meter (track and field)Nico Hernandez, Men’s light fly 49-kilogram (boxing)Alex Naddour, Men’s pommel horse (gymnastics)Matt Kuchar, Men’s golfSarah Robles, Women’s over 75-kilogram (weightlifting)The Top Ten countries at the end of Day 9 are: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSolympics Previous articleOn this day: Woodstock!Next articleEarly Voting Begins Today Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4Russia9111030 6France78722 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal 3Great Britain1516738 Please enter your name here 10South Korea63514 1United States26212269 9Germany85417 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 8Italy78621 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 7Australia67922 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2China15131745
“COPY” “COPY” KL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectesSave this projectSaveKL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778567/kl-house-bourgeois-lechasseur-architectes Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 15 Share Houses ArchDaily Canada 2015 Architects: Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: KL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes Photographs: Adrien WilliamsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. At our first meeting, the clients spoke of simplicity and an open view of the woods. They wanted a house that “looks like a house.” They preferred a more traditional style, reminiscent of East Coast homes by the sea, standing like cedar-shingled “lighthouses,” standing strong against the storms. These houses seem to rise up to view the horizon. From the beginning, we could see that they were open to contemporaneity and boldness, even though they wished to retain the traditional country style of North Hatley’s early homes. This duality between the traditional and the modern was our guide throughout the design.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsWhen we first visited the property, we were charmed by the dense, leafy forest and deer close by. The property is bordered by a stream, and the sound of the water is both soothing and inspiring. It is located at the end of a mountainous domain, close to the heart of the village of North Hatley. The winding ‘’Méandres’’ road leads to the property, and the project is nestled in one of its sharp curves.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsUpon approach, the house has a strong presence, but its build and size give it a traditional look. Wandering through the property, the cedar seems to step back, allowing the indoors to mingle with the outdoors. It is almost like a boat that has come to rest on the banks of a bend in the river. The house is nestled into the side of the mountain, as if it slid, stopping just before the chasm. The main floor literally opens into the forest, and the upper level seems to float above it. The screened-in room, a continuation of the glass wall, reaches toward the forest, drawing the stream closer.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe KL house’s natural cedar siding and tin roof are reminiscent of some of North Hatley’s country homes. However, its elongated and streamlined shape contrasts subtly with the older, opulent homes on the shore of the lake. The house, and its adjacent garage, have a simple and well-assumed volumetry and a slanted roof with a small overhang, but this simplicity is destabilized by subtle shaping. The overhanging upper level covers the porch and terrace, protecting the windowed rooms on the main floor from the summer heat.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe absence of mouldings highlights the authentic character of the natural cedar shingles. The trimmed area’s smooth cedar planks provide a contrast to the textured shingles. In both cases, cedar shingles were chosen for their orange hue, which adds a touch of warmth to the project. Bold, wide openings along the siding frame the inner scenery.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe entrance hall leads to a bright transition area that opens up vertically, providing a glimpse of the upper level and its cedar ceiling. The living areas flow through an open, longitudinal space that offers a constant view of the forest. Dark trims around the windows enliven the home’s long facade. This linear movement continues and folds indoors to house the living room. A change in shape creates the library and the foyer. This darker area contrasts nicely with the white walls and lustrous furniture. The wood floors add a soft quality to the project. The open staircase invites the occupants to climb up. The upstairs walls are covered in cedar slats. An office area and long, low storage furnish the space. The bedrooms and bathroom are simple and discrete, each one providing a partial view of the landscape. A very large window in the master bedroom offers a glimpse of the lake through the trees.Save this picture!Floor PlanIn response to the clients’ wishes, the KL house looks “like a house” but also sets itself apart, in all simplicity, by re-interpreting the region’s early country homes. It also has a friendly maritime feel, far from the Atlantic.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily’s Top 20 Most Read Articles of 2015ArticlesTEN Arquitectos Selected to Design Luxury Resort for the Cayman IslandsArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778567/kl-house-bourgeois-lechasseur-architectes Clipboard CopyHouses•North Hatley, Canada CopyAbout this officeBourgeois / Lechasseur architectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorth HatleyCanadaPublished on December 16, 2015Cite: “KL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes” 16 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956756/risd-north-hall-nadaaa Clipboard Design Principal:Nader TehraniPrincipal In Charge:Katherine FaulknerManaging Principal:Arthur ChangDesign Team:Matthew Waxman, Gretchen Neeley, Nathan Vice, Richard Lee, Aaron WellerCode:Jensen HughesPlumbing:Arden Engineering ConstructorsAccoustics:AcentechEnvelope Consultant:Wiss, Janney, Elstner AssociatesSpecifications:Kalin Associates Inc.City:ProvidenceCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© John HornerRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. One of the most characteristic spaces of Providence is the RISD Beach with Pietro Belluschi’s perforated brick façade giving an abstract perforated front to the one public space that ties the Quad to the downtown sphere. It is this brick that has become the tectonic glue to the site, having the ability to ground the extension up the hill towards Prospect Street and the New Dormitory. The brick serves as retaining walls, pilasters, and the grounding façades of both the north and south faces of North Hall. The mission of the masterplan dictated the maximum amount of beds, which in turn created massing that was overscaled for the site.Save this picture!© John HornerSave this picture!Plan and sectionSave this picture!© John HornerLocated alongside the List Building by Philip Johnson, the strategy for this building was to excavate out of its mass as much volume as possible in order to relate its sub-components—cornice lines, terraces, material shifts—to the various contextual elements on Angel, Prospect, and Waterman streets. Acknowledging the predicament that almost all of the contemporary construction is composed of laminar units (skin systems, vapor barrier, waterproofing, gyp board) the skin system on this building adopts the slick roof systems of the surrounding context, the prevalent slate roof systems of the RISD and Brown campuses, for its eastern and western faces.Save this picture!© John HornerThis monumentalizes the shingle system in tandem with awning windows whose operability reinforces the shingle system. These façades celebrate the aesthetic of thinness. Critical to the conception of this project are building technologies that adopt composite systems to bring out the best of optimal material use.Save this picture!© John HornerSave this picture!© John HornerFor instance, by having a hybrid steel structure with cross-laminated timber infill (the first hybrid CLT/steel housing project in New England), we were able to gain 9’ high raw wood ceilings, without the need for added finishes. In turn, this allows all the mechanical systems to be located in the corridor, feeding the bedrooms of the entry wall only and having a minimal impact on the room. Thus, the bedroom serves as a plenum for the mechanical system with fresh air intake and output working in combination with the variable refrigerant flow unit that controls the air temperature.Save this picture!© John HornerSave this picture!© John HornerFrom the thoughtful input of the campus community, the design features common spaces for socializing, making, reflecting, and creative expression, tailored to meet the varied needs of today’s art and design students. The building includes spaces that facilitate interaction through social lounges, a shared kitchen, a studio, gallery spaces, as well a spray booth, and bike storage. Odeh Engineers Apartments Landscape Architecture: CopyApartments, Dorms•Providence, United States Area: 40750 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Mechanical: Structural Engineering: Shawmut Design and Construction Manufacturers: Sika, Kohler, Nordic Structures, Sherwin-Williams, Symmons, Chicago Faucet, Rhye furniture collection “COPY” Electrical: Photographs: John Horner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956756/risd-north-hall-nadaaa Clipboard Projects Construction Manager: Environmental Systems Inc. RISD North Hall / NADAAASave this projectSaveRISD North Hall / NADAAA Landworks Studio RISD North Hall / NADAAA Year: United States Reilly Electrical Contractors (RELCO) Project gallerySee allShow lessWaterfront Clubhhouse / Abin Design StudioSelected ProjectsSeabright Residence / Peter Braithwaite StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Providence, Rhode Island, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© John Horner+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: NADAAA Area Area of this architecture project 2019 CopyAbout this officeNADAAAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsProvidenceOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 23, 2021Cite: “RISD North Hall / NADAAA” 22 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 July 2015 | News Mark Astarita OBEMark Astarita joined the British Red Cross as Director of Fundraising in 2003, moving from The National Deaf Children’s Society where he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive.He has over 20 years’ experience of fundraising in the voluntary sector and during his eleven years at the British Red Cross, he has been responsible for launching over 60 emergency appeals, including appeals for the 2011 Japan Tsunami, the 2005 London Bombings, the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan appeal and most recently the Ebola Appeal.He is widely known in the voluntary sector, often utilising his experience through his involvement in a variety of charities and public bodies. In 2008 he became a trustee of IoF and was its chair between 2011 and 2014. He is now a trustee on the board of his local hospice, St Joseph’s. He was awarded an OBE for services to fundraising in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.Eric GroundsEric Grounds was Director of Fundraising at Sue Ryder for five years until the end of March 2010, during which time he recognised that the charity needed to create a strong regional fundraising presence to support 12 hospices and neurological centres. He created fundraising manager positions at each centre and specialisms including corporate, trusts, individual giving and legacies.In addition to his day job, he has been a consultant in the voluntary sector for 23 years at Eric Grounds Fundraising Associates and was previously director of national appeals at Marie Curie Cancer Care.A former magistrate, Grounds also held the title of High Sheriff of Northumberland between April 2006 and April 2007.Liz MonksLiz Monks has been a professional fundraiser for almost 20 years. Her career has spanned the sector and touched a number of causes, including Terrence Higgins Trust, Action on Hearing Loss, Shelter, Action for Children, Breast Cancer Campaign and Alzheimer’s Society.She has raised hundreds of millions over this time, enabling the transformation of the charities she has served along the way. Liz has also supported, developed and guided other fundraisers to do the same, encouraging best practice and the advancement of the profession.Between 2012 and 2014 she volunteered her time as Chair of the National Fundraising Convention Board. Working with the Institute and the 25-strong board of senior fundraisers she helped develop Convention further, achieving a sold-out event in 2014.Dr Claire RoutleyDr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising for ten years for charities ranging from a local hospice to Age UK. She is a full member of the Institute of Fundraising and a Chartered Marketer. She is also a tutor and examiner on the Institute of Fundraising’s certificate and diploma courses.She hold’s the world’s first PhD in Legacy Marketing. Her thesis discussed how people’s life experiences have contributed to their legacy decision making, and how they want to be remembered in the future. She has spoken on legacies at academic and practitioner conferences nationally and internationally.Bruce TaitBruce Tait has worked as a fundraiser for over 25 years, holding Director level posts at several Scottish charities. As a consultant he has worked for numerous charities throughout Europe and in North America. He is a former Chair of IoF Scotland and a Trustee of the Macrobert Art Centre, Developing World Health, Falkirk Football Community Foundation, and Scottish Outdoor Education Centres.In 2007 he set up Bruce Tait Associates, the voluntary sector recruitment agency for Scotland. Five new IoF Fellows announced at National Fundraising Convention Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people The Institute of Fundraising has announced the award of five Fellowships. Mark Astarita OBE, Eric Grounds, Liz Monks, Dr Claire Routley and Bruce Tait received the honour for their contribution to fundraising above and beyond their day job.The announcement was made by Richard Taylor, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, at the Institute’s AGM, held during the three-day National Fundraising Convention in London.He said:“Becoming a Fellow of the Institute is a badge of honour which recognises a substantial contribution to fundraising and to the work of the Institute of Fundraising. As individuals, Fellows offer advice, guidance and support to trustees, staff and IoF members.“We are delighted to be awarding Fellowships of the Institute to five outstanding fundraisers who have clearly demonstrated immense commitment to so many good causes and great support to the fundraising community. I am particularly pleased that my predecessor as chair, Mark Astarita, is being honoured by the institute for his outstanding contribution to fundraising.”As well as commitment to fundraising, Fellowship also acknowledges these individuals’ voluntary support of the Institute in the development of the profession of fundraising. Advertisement 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. 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News UpdatesP&H HC Seeks RGNUL Response To Students’ Plea Against Demand For Full Semester Fee Amid COVID-19 Radhika Roy11 July 2020 11:31 PMShare This – xA plea has been filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by students of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) challenging the demand made for fee for the semester of August to December in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenging an Order dated June 20 wherein it was decided that the relief to students would merely include waiver of the annual increase in…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?LoginA plea has been filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by students of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) challenging the demand made for fee for the semester of August to December in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenging an Order dated June 20 wherein it was decided that the relief to students would merely include waiver of the annual increase in the tuition fee and a temporary postponement of the Mess Fee, the plea contends that the charging of full fees is an “insult to the injury suffered by the students at the hands of the Administration which is exhiting an inflexible stand towards the matter”. Filed by Advocates Varun Issar, Sehej Sandhwalia and Sarthak Gupta the students of the law school, Aditya Kashyap, Shubham Shukla, Aviral Kumar Mishra, Vaibhav Mukhraiya, Harsh Gopal Daga and Anmol Mahajan, the plea submits that “it is highly arbitrary, illegal and against the basic principles of equity and justice on part of the University to charge fees for amenities and services such as Moot Court that have been suspended in these times of COVID-19.” The matter had been taken up on Friday by Justice BS Walia of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Advocate Punit Gupta, appearing on behalf of RGNUL, submitted to the Court that no late fees would be imposed upon the students. The Court has directed the University to file its Reply and has listed the matter for July 22 for final arguments. The issues raised in the plea are as follows: 1. There have been no regular online classes as per the schedule announced. Moreover, the Respondent continues to charge fees beyond the tuition fee amounting to 50% plus the actual warranted amount. The plea states that the notice dated 12.04.2020 informing the students that online classes will be conducted is a “sham as hardly any online classes took place since 15.04.2020.” 2. Bare perusal of the heads under which the fee is being charged reveals that the Respondent is charging Amenities Fee, Campus Development Fund, Moot Court Fees, Examination Fees and Library Fee, despite the campus of the University being completely shut. 3. With the students having gone back to their respective homes due to the pandemic and online classes being conducted, the plea avers that the charging of full fees for unutilized amenities is illegal and the University is profiteering at the cost of the students. “Furthermore, the Hostel Fee being charged from the Petitioner students is in full and not a mere rental. It is worthwhile to mention here that due to non-occupation of hostel rooms, the Respondent No. 2 is not incurring expenses on electricity, water and general upkeep and maintenance expenses. However, the Hostel Fee has not been adjusted to reflect such decrease in expenditure.” 4. While the Petitioners are “conscious of the Respondent’s liability to remunerate the teaching/non-teaching staff members of the University and other expenditure which, notwithstanding the closure of campus, is to be duly incurred”, it is submitted that their action to charge fee for every service for the entire semester while the routine in-campus activities remain suspended, is without any rationale and is thus arbitrary. The plea points out the that University is a State-Funded University which receives funds which are not entirely met out of the fee collected from the students. “It is thus arbitrary on part of a State University to collect such exorbitant fee from the students in such times, without consulting the students at large.” In light of the above, the petition prays for directions to quash the 20th June order asking for advance payment in full amount and imposing exorbitant fine on delay of payment of such fee. It further prays for directions to the Respondent to charge only that amount of fee from students in lieu of which expenditure is actually being incurred and can be accounted for. The plea also prays for directions to adjust the unutilized portion of fees charged for the summer semester (February – May 2020) towards the upcoming semester (August – December 2020).Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Story
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The decision by Stephen Byers to delay the implementation of Part-Time Workrules should be welcomed without question. A quick fix of forcing through thelegislation without proper notice for employers would have created moreproblems than it solved.There are very encouraging signs in the announcement. Byers said he wouldgive eight weeks to employers between the publication of the regulation andtheir implementation – a fortnight more than the six weeks he has proposed inthe past. He also made clear he was aware there was concern among employersabout the implementation of the part-time regulations. Clearly Byers and hisofficials are keeping a closer eye on what firms are saying, which can only bea good thing. While the eight-week extension is the right decision, the game isn’t quiteup. For a start we still don’t have the regulations. Byers may have thrownemployers a bone by delaying implementation, but he failed to give anyindication if the Government has made its mind up on exactly who will becovered by the law when it comes in. For many employers this is the biggerissue. Given the flak the Government has taken over the Rover fiasco, there isa danger it might decide to extend the remit of the legislation to win somecredibility with the unions.The nature of the announcement also deserves some scrutiny. It was slippedinto a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce. The spin put on this speechwas Labour restating its business agenda and most reports were happy to takethis line. As a result the delay over Part-Time Work seems to have gone all butunnoticed. No one likes to admit a climbdown, but surely for simple informationpurposes the DTI might have flagged up the announcement for employers?That said, these are minor gripes and it is important to recognise that thedepartment has done the right thing this time. In our campaign with the EFSPfor better regulation we have repeatedly called on the Government to giveemployers more time to deal with employment legislation and this time it has.It looks like Byers is listening to what employers are saying. Let’s hope thisis a taster of a more open and flexible approach to implementing workplacelegislation. Previous Article Next Article Welcomed delay on Part-Time Work rulesOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.