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I believe it is beneficial to think about some of the most important coming events that could have an impact on the financial markets.Here are a couple of the biggest that are already on the calendar.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…Bank of England meetings (Jan/Mar/May)It is very hard for me to pin down any one of the three upcoming meetings as the most important, so I’ll be sure to watch out for them all. Futures markets are pricing in a 55%–72% probability of a 0.25% interest rate cut at one of these three meetings.The probability increases the closer we get to summer. For example, the meeting on Thursday has a 55% chance of a cut, whereas the May meeting has a 72% chance.Why is this a key market event? Well, interest rates are a key barometer of the health of an economy. The central banks of struggling economies often cut rates to boost demand. The thinking is that if people get paid very little to save money, they are more likely to spend. So I will be watching for if and when the Bank of England cuts, as well as the resulting move in the stock market. Traditionally, interest rate cuts are seen as positive for an index like the FTSE 100. This is because it makes debt funding cheaper, as firms are charged lower rates of interest to borrow. Further, given the international scope of the FTSE 100, a stuttering UK economy can be offset by overseas earnings.US presidential election (Nov)What happens across the pond with our US cousins may seem of little importance to markets here. But that is not the case. The winner of this year’s election could have a big impact on international relations.There are numerous possible scenarios. Should Trump manage to win again, then we could see a post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK, which could be seen as a large positive for specific beneficiaries in the FTSE 250.Judging by past results, the market would take a Trump victory as a positive sign, which would aid risk sentiment. We saw this at the last election in 2016, when UK equities jumped along with US equities.Also remember the adage, “when the US sneezes, the whole world catches a cold”. Should we see a surprise win followed by a period of political and economic uncertainty in the US, then the UK stock market could easily become an indirect loser as a result.Overall, I suggest you watch out for the movements from the Bank of England in the first half of the year, and for the results of the US election in the second half. Both could set the tone for the UK stock markets in 2020. 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Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Observadores de la situación de Venezuela afirman que la escasez de alimentos, ropa y calzado amenazan radicalizar las protestas. En muchos artículos los precios han aumentado un 200 por ciento. Las protestas comenzaron hace mes y medio. El número de muertos ya llega a 41. La posibilidad de diálogo, aunque difícil, a ratos parece posible. Ambas partes están de acuerdo en pedir la mediación del Vaticano. Nicolás Maduro hace las cosas más difíciles. Ha afirmado que para iría al diálogo pero sin condición alguna. Las fuerzas militares como los estudiantes están experimentando agotamiento físico y emocional. “El que se cansa pierde” se ha convertido en un popular dicho en las filas opositoras. Los esfuerzos para liberar a los presos políticos han fracasado hasta el momento. María Corina Machado no fue permitida entrar en el recinto de la Asamblea Nacional. Iba acompañada de miles de seguidores. Diosdado Cabello, presidente de la Asamblea la expulsó del cuerpo legislativo pero ella insiste que sólo el pueblo puede tomar esa decisión después de un proceso constitucional.La Corte de Apelaciones del Circuito Judicial Penal de Caracas, declaró sin lugar el recurso de apelación interpuesto por los abogados de Leopoldo López, líder de la oposición quien se entregó a la policía como símbolo de paz. Se le acusa de delitos de incendio intencional, instigación pública, daños y asociación para delinquir durante las demostraciones.Kim Jong-Un, dictador comunista de Corea del Norte, ha decretado que todos los hombres del país tendrán que tener un corte de pelo similar al que él usa. Los 18 diferentes cortes de pelo que se usan actualmente tendrán que ser reducidos a uno. “El corte de pelo obligatorio no es de buen gusto”, dijo un peluquero que no quiso dar su nombre. Añadió que el “corte de tasa” como se le conoce el nuevo estilo tendrá que usarse por toda la población masculina “les guste o no”. ¡Que viva la libertad!El joven obispo alemán Franz-Peter Teharts-van Elst de la diócesis de Limburgo ha abandonado su casa después que el papa Francisco le pidió su dimisión por “derrochar millones de euros en la construcción de su sede episcopal”. Para contrarrestar su estilo de vida millonaria llegó a Roma en un asiento económico de un vuelo comercial. “Usted ha traicionado al hombre que predicó la pobreza y el sacrificio”, dijo en un editorial de un periódico local.A pesar que al principio del triunfo de la revolución cubana se anunció “con bombo y platillo” el fin de la discriminación racial, hoy 56 años más tarde la situación de la comunidad negra o mestiza sigue siendo deplorable. Informes oficiales revelan que en Cuba el 60 por ciento de la población total es negra o mestiza. Sin embargo, sólo el 5 por ciento de los negros trabajan en el turismo, los demás hacen labores de limpieza o trabajos que pagan salarios ínfimos. Hablando a un grupo de policías hace 11 años, Fidel Castro les recordó que el 80 por ciento de la población carcelaria de la isla es negra o mulata. “La situación de hoy en día es igual o peor”, dice un oficial del ejército en voz baja. Añade que en la cúpula de los cuadros oficiales del gobierno “los negros se pueden contar con los dedos de una mano”.El general Rubén Darío Paulino de la República Dominicana informó que durante los dos primeros meses de este año el ejército interceptó a unos 8,500 haitianos que querían entrar en la República Dominicana sin la documentación necesaria. Añadió que en los últimos meses ha habido un aumento significativo de las personas que quieren emigrar de Haití. Hace dos años 20,000 haitianos trataron de ingresar en la República Dominicana. La cifra del año pasado fue de 52,000.El tabloide National Weekly, producido en Miami para y por la comunidad antillana de la región, se lamenta de que aunque el Día International de la Eliminación de la Discriminación Racial, instituido hace 15 años, estuviera ausente de las noticias nacionales. El día señalado fue el 21 de marzo.El 5 de marzo la obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal, Katharine Jefferts Schori instaló como obispo provisional de Puerto Rico al obispo jubilado Wilfrido Ramos que anteriormente sirvió en las diócesis de Connecticut y Ecuador Central. La diócesis de Puerto Rico ha pospuesto tres veces la elección regular de su obispo, David Álvarez, después que éste se jubilara por razones de edad. Por otra parte, se ha sabido que Álvarez se fracturó recientemente un hombro como consecuencia de una caída y ha necesitado cirugía.Temblor y ras de mar en Chile.ORACIÓN. Señor, ten piedad de tu pueblo. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Por Onell A. SotoPosted Apr 2, 2014 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rapidísimas 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Rector Collierville, TN
Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Anglican Communion News Service] The annual Season of Creation, which ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, was celebrated by Anglicans around the world in many different ways. The Season of Creation began as an initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarch and has since been endorsed and supported by both Pope Francis and the Anglican Consultative Council. Many other Church groups also take part.Read the full article here. Anglicans around the world respond to the annual Season of Creation Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Oct 17, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Environment & Climate Change Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Belleville, IL
CopyHouses•Wierumerschouw, The Netherlands The Dike House in Wierumerschouw / Onix ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/199074/the-dike-house-in-wierumerschouw-onix Clipboard Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© Rob de Jong+ 10 Share Projects Architects: Onix Photographs Photographs: Rob de Jong Save this picture!© Rob de JongThe Dike House lies on a beautiful rural parcel by the Reitdiep water. It is a country house that harmonizes with its surroundings in several ways, and is characterized by various features: it is a house on the old dike, with a barn and a modern living area. Save this picture!© Rob de JongOn the public side, the parcel is screened off by a hedge, and the building appears to be no more than a barn with a jerkinhead that thus fits in neatly with the agrarian buildings in the environment. This closed front protects the house, guaranteeing privacy. Save this picture!© Rob de JongOn the north side, the house much more resembles a typical dike house with a chimney on the ridge. The north side also accommodates the entrance to the house. Save this picture!© Rob de JongOn the south/west side, the house opens up to display a more personal character. The interior flows into the exterior via the open façade, and the apple trees that stand on the waterfront create a second façade. The outdoor patio of red cobblestones extends inward to form the floor of the kitchen and the hall. Save this picture!situation planThe white volume of the Dike House makes it a point of orientation in the landscape. As a consequence, Wierumerschouw is visible from afar. The combination of white stone with painted wooden elements embeds the house nicely in the rural surroundings. Because the materials mutually correspond in terms of colour scheme, the house becomes an abstract volume. The location is specific but also contemporary, familiar yet extraordinary.Project gallerySee allShow less’BOXES: Intersection, Intimacy and Spectacle’ Installation / MESSArticlesSVA MFA Design Criticism Spring 2012 Lecture SeriesArticles Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/199074/the-dike-house-in-wierumerschouw-onix Clipboard The Dike House in Wierumerschouw / OnixSave this projectSaveThe Dike House in Wierumerschouw / Onix The Netherlands “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOnixOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWierumerschouwThe NetherlandsPublished on February 08, 2012Cite: “The Dike House in Wierumerschouw / Onix” 08 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Bragança Paulista, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871325/os-house-jacobsen-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Brazil Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871325/os-house-jacobsen-arquitetura Clipboard 2016 OS House / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveOS House / Jacobsen Arquitetura Area: 1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily OS House / Jacobsen Arquitetura Year: Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Arteal, Cerâmica Atlas, Ita Construtora, Lightworks, NeogranInteriors:Marina LinharesLandscaping:Isabel DupratLightning:LightworksHydraulic And Electric Installations:ZamaroAir Conditioner:LogitecSteel Structure:YconWood Structure:Ita ConstrutoraConstruction :MFC EngenhariaTeam:Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen, Edgar Murata, Marcelo Vessoni, Francisco Rugeroni, Tatiana Kamogawa, Thauan Miquelin, Maya Nobrega, Mariana FerrettiCity:Bragança PaulistaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. We chose the most elevated part of the property to create a large plant on which we would have a greater visual amplitude and lower interference from neighboring constructions. This way we could freely expose the architecture, the garden and the swimming pool. On the lower level, due to the sloped terrain, we inserted a large kids room, service area with direct access to the inferior garden in the terrain setback and all the technical infrastructure of the house.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe social and private areas were divided into two parallel cores with the same width each but are disposed and unaligned. The connection between these areas is made through a circulation area on top of a water mirror, which also functions as the entry hall.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe core located close to the access, consists of an integrated living room with dinner room, kitchen, television room and SPA. These spaces open up towards a continuous terrace, which provides the best view and is protected from the afternoon sun. The pool and solarium are also directly connected to the terrace and also act as a visual obstacle between the house and the street.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Planta – TérreoSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe second core is located on the backside of the allotment and is occupied by the family and visitors suites. These accomodations face the rising sun and have a generous covered terrace, which also acts as an eave to the openings. The laminated wooden structure that we developed for this project was actually an evolution of the structural concept applied on the JN House, which presents a succession of laminated wooden porticos separated by a space of 40cm between each other. This time we also used a succession of laminated wooden pieces but eliminated the one piece that touches the floor, supporting the horizontal part on a indented metallic part. We therefore created terraces, which are protected and open toward the main views.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the opposite side, where the circulation takes place, the structural system in form of porticos makes the construction closing.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 13 Most Important Non-Architecture Skills You Learn in Architecture SchoolArticlesELEMENTAL Selected to Design One of Qatar’s Largest Cultural Centers – Doha’s “Art M…Architecture News Share CopyAbout this officeJacobsen ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBragança PaulistaBrazilPublished on May 15, 2017Cite: “OS House / Jacobsen Arquitetura” [Residência OS / Jacobsen Arquitetura] 15 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: TANK Architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954519/maison-mouvaux-tank-architectes Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Lille, France CopyAbout this officeTANK ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLilleOn FacebookFrancePublished on January 13, 2021Cite: “Maison Mouvaux / TANK Architectes” 13 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Police arrested more than 300 journalists and injured more than a dozen others as they covered pro-democracy demonstrations or demonstrated for press freedom. Reporters Without Borders called on the prime minister to launch an investigation into the violence and to punish the police officers responsible. April 19, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Around 300 journalists arrested in past three days Follow the news on Nepal RSF_en News Hundreds of journalists, wearing gags as a sign of protest, demonstrated in Kathmandu on 17 April against the arrest of their colleagues the previous evening. Police moved in to break up the demonstration and around 1,000 people, 200 of them journalists, were arrested, including at least 50 Kantipur group staff.Similar demonstrations were held in around a dozen other towns, but it is not known of journalists were also arrested there.Several dozen journalists were beaten or arrested by police on 18 April in the Bagbazaar district of the capital. Damodar Dawadi, editor of the weekly Naya Bikalpa, was brutally beaten while covering an opposition demonstration and was taken to hospital unconscious. Swagat Nepal of the daily Nepal Samacharpatra and Shital Koirala of the RSS agency were both clubbed. NepalAsia – Pacific News Police arrested at least 300 journalists during demonstrations in Kathmandu on 16, 17 and 18 April. Around a dozen reporters were beaten by police officers.”This unprecedented wave of arrests shows the government and security forces’ hostility to independent coverage of pro-democracy demonstrations,” said Reporters Without Borders, in a letter to Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa. The international press freedom organisation called on the head of government to order an investigation into the violence and to punish the police officers responsible. According to the website Kantipuronline, the prime minister on 19 April expressed his concern to the head of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), who has continued to demand public apologies and the resignation of the information and interior minister, Kamal Thapa.Riot police arrested 75 journalists on 16 April while they were covering demonstrations in Kathmandu. At least 50 reporters were picked up in the Ratnapark district on the sidelines of a demonstration called by five main political parties demanding a return to democracy.Around a dozen of them were clubbed, among them Ujir Magar of the daily Kantipur. They were all held for several hours at the Singhadurbar police station. Two journalists from the Kantipur press group were only released the following morning. More than 20 more journalists were arrested when they protested against the detention of their colleagues. They were held for several hours in an army barracks in the capital.The authorities said that only “a few journalists had been arrested because they were preventing police from doing their job,” Agence France-Presse reported.The FNJ organised a series of demonstrations to protest against these incidents. But the royalist government declared these peaceful demonstrations illegal. Since 8 April, the government has banned all demonstrations on the grounds that Maoists try to infiltrate pro-democracy protests. Receive email alerts Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story June 8, 2020 Find out more News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill May 29, 2019 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information NepalAsia – Pacific News Organisation Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out more
The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Investment, News, Technology Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Bid FinTech Foreclosure Investment Technology Home / Daily Dose / App Connects Investors With Foreclosure Auctions Bid FinTech Foreclosure Investment Technology 2019-05-13 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Previous: The Student Debt Drag on Home Buying Next: Freddie Mac’s $307M Non-Performing Loan Auction App Connects Investors With Foreclosure Auctions Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago May 13, 2019 1,390 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Verifyd’s new bidder app will allow prospective buyers to participate in foreclosure auctions remotely. “For over 100 years, the foreclosure process in our state, and country, has barely changed, completely shutting out technology,” Verifyd CEO Mike Watkins said in a release. “We all live busy lives today, which means many interested buyers miss out on foreclosure purchases due to their inability to be physically present at the courthouse. It has been our dream to open this process up in a way that is both legally compliant and accessible to people everywhere.”“I personally believe that the 2008 financial crisis would have been averted if this technology was in place at the time,” Watkins said. “By making sure that the foreclosure auction process is transparent and open to all those interested in buying the property, the lenders are ensured they receive fair market value for the property. Really, it’s a win-win for all parties involved.”The app, currently available only for the Atlanta area, is set to eventually roll out across the rest of the state. Buyers can bid without participating as well, by setting a maximum bid before the auction begins, as the app will bid in their place automatically.According to a recent Gallup poll, 35% of Americans believe real estate to be the superior long-term financial investment, compared to 27% who say stocks are the better investment. For real estate investors, tech such as this one could provide a quicker way to take advantage of the rising positive sentiment toward real estate as an investment. Additionally, many current homeowners (around 1 in 10) say they would prefer going back to renting over owning, according to Gallup’s research, which could be a boon for single-family rental investment. Rents increased 2.9% year-over-year in February 2019, and CoreLogic states that single-family rents have climbed steadily since 2010, while annual rent increases have stabilized, fluctuating between 2.7% and 3.1% for the past 12 months. Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save
ColumnsLive Streaming Of Hearing During COVID 19: Kerala HC And Justice Gautam Patel Of Bombay HC Lead The Way Nidhi Mohan Parashar10 April 2020 5:00 AMShare This – x Supreme Court of India started with video conferencing on 27.03.2020. Close on the heels of the Supreme Court, the Kerala High Court started hearings through video conferencing since 30th March. The difference however was that the hearings of the Supreme Court were highly guarded and permitted the participation only of the advocate on record of a particular matter listed before…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?Login Supreme Court of India started with video conferencing on 27.03.2020. Close on the heels of the Supreme Court, the Kerala High Court started hearings through video conferencing since 30th March. The difference however was that the hearings of the Supreme Court were highly guarded and permitted the participation only of the advocate on record of a particular matter listed before the Hon’ble Court. The cause list clearly indicated that if the video conferencing link is shared with any person, the original link will be deactivated. The hearings of the Kerala High Court are being conducted through an application called Zoom and are open for attendance to the public, much like the hearings held in open Court. These hearings have continued since 30.03.2020 for urgent matters and bail applications by two benches of the Kerala High Court. Following the lead of the Kerala High Court, a public hearing through Zoom was also conducted by the Bombay High Court on 9.04.2020. As a perpetual student of law, I have enjoyed reading orders of Justice Gautam Patel; who, if I may take the liberty of adorning a title, is the P. G. Wodehouse of the Indian Judiciary. It was due to this expanse of Justice Patel’s contribution’s to Indian legal jurisprudence and also to become equipped with the video conferencing processes being used by the Indian Courts, that I logged on to the Zoom meeting/public hearing that was conducted by Justice Patel on 09.04.2020. The rest of the article is a summary of the process followed by the Bombay High Court and the way ahead for all of us. Press note prior to hearing Even prior to attending the hearing, I was happy to see the press note that was released by the Bombay High Court. The press note specified the attire in which the advocates were expected to be. It also notified that the hearing may not be recorded and the etiquettes to be followed by the other participants. In fact, after the hearing, the court issued further directions for the hearings upto 14.04.2020. The notifications issued by other courts conducting hearings through video conferencing are silent on these aspects. These may have led to screenshots of the hearings before the courts having been taken which the courts may not intend to permit. Video Conferencing on “trial basis” The hearing commenced with Justice Patel requesting the lawyers appearing in the 9 matters (listed before him) to stay back online, after their respective hearings. This he stated was to enable them to give feedback of the hearing attended by them. He further clarified that other lawyers may send their feedback through the closest bar association. This was in furtherance of the statement contained in the press note as also the Orders passed during the hearing, that the present mode of conducting public hearing through Video conferencing was purely on “trial basis”. Social Distancing for the Judges and the Staff What was heartening was that Justice Patel was in fact following the social distancing protocol. He was sitting alone in a room which appeared to be like a study without any staff. His assisting staff including the steno taking dictation of the orders, had logged onto the meeting separately from respective locations. He was accessing the scanned copies of the matters listed before him, himself. There was another staff member on the call who was facilitating the hearing and was calling out matters. He was also indicating the names of the lawyers in each of the matters before the Hon’ble Court. Experience of attending Hearing conducted through Zoom Zoom is a more formal interface as compared to Vidyo and Whatsapp, several additional conference features were available on this platform. The chat window was used by the advocates to give appearance. Further, it was possible for nearly 500 people to attend the hearing. It was also possible for an advocate to show a particular document, which is on the said advocate’s PC/laptop by sharing his/her screen with the Learned Bench (though this feature was not used during the hearings held on 09.04.2020). There were certain aspects peculiar to the public hearing through zoom. The Learned Judge maintained complete control on his court. He muted all the participants and advocates were unmuted once their matter was called out (feature available to the admin of the call). Even the lawyer’s whose matters were going on, were put on mute by Justice Patel once he started dictating the order. As a corollary, in case there was some error in the dictation, the lawyers could not have informed the Learned Bench (as is possible in a personal hearing in court). The other peculiar feature was that the Learned Judge was unmuting the advocates on a case basis. Possibly due to lack of information, in one case, a counsel who was briefed and was online, was unable to address the Hon’ble Court, as he remained muted by the Learned Judge. As soon as he wrote about the same in the chat window; he was unmuted and he could make his submissions. In the future to avoid such confusion, counsel on record can be directed to state the names of the counsel appearing in each matter in advance alongwith the log in id of each such counsel. Video Conferencing – Way Forward In certain matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, it appears that the hearings through video conferencing have happened with only the Senior Advocate appearing for the relevant party, without the Advocate on record being a part of the hearing. This, since the link of the Senior Advocate worked while the advocate on record was unable to log in using his link and the hearing proceeded without him. The Hon’ble Supreme Court taking cognisance of such problems being a possibility, has indicated in its order dated 6.04.2020 in Suo Moto Writ (Civil) No. 5/2020 that any complaint in regard to the quality or audibility of feed shall be communicated during the proceeding or immediately after its conclusion. In fact, in certain matters during the video calls, proceedings have happened in the absence of the advocate for the non-applicant. The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has recorded in most of its orders conducted through video conferencing about the methods used by them to reach the parties and the status of the relevant party having joined the call or not. However, considering that the matters that are being heard at present are those of extreme urgency, it may be a good time for other courts to follow the model of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and request all advocates to register their email ids with the concerned court. This will go a long way in the courts being able to ascertain whether nominated counsel representing the parties have been duly served. Public hearing A public hearing means that not only advocates of the concerned parties but also the clients and any other person interested in the issue being heard by the court can attend the hearing. This is also possible during hearings held in court. Hence, this should be made possible even for hearings being conducted through video conferencing. If this is not made possible for at least the relevant party to attend the hearing through video conferencing, clients may seek to go to the lawyer’s office/ residence to attend the hearing alongside the advocate. This would defeat the purpose of social distancing. Furthermore, since public hearing will permit the participation of advocates other that the lawyers who’s matters are listed, the Courts could also consider enabling an advocate who has a connected matter to (i) to inform the Court that he has an identical matter in advance and (ii) to attend the hearing. Such mentioning is possible during regular hearings in Court and would be made possible if all courts adopt public hearings through video conferencing. The hearing by the High Court of Bombay was conducted almost as smoothly as a regular court hearing and the same gives hope that even during Covid-19, courts may start to function regularly even for day to day business. I am certainly looking forward and hoping for that day to arrive soon.Views Are Personal Only. (The author is an Advocate on record of the Supreme Court of India and can be reached at [email protected])  Read more at https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/kerala-hc-bail-applications-video-conferencing-154875  Read my article on experience of video conferencing before the SC at https://www.livelaw.in/columns/justice-in-the-time-of-covid-19-first-hand-experience-of-videoconferencing-at-supreme-court-154437  Read https://www.livelaw.in/judicial-wit-best-justice-patel-gowns-litigation-war/ and https://www.livelaw.in/list-matter-low-board-2020-justice-gs-patel-bombay-hc/  See https://www.livelaw.in/pdf_upload/pdf_upload-372907.pdf Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story