World stocks hit two-year high

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TV ad ban could see 1 in 5 punters stop betting, poll claims

first_img One in five punters have indicated they would stop betting on live sports events should an advertising ban during sports broadcasts be agreed, new research has found.Market research company Harris Interactive compiled a national study on Thursday (Dec 6), the day reports suggested a deal had been agreed between UK betting operators to voluntarily stop advertising during televised broadcasts of live sporting events.The survey found that 81% of respondents agreed with the ban, although that number fell to 66% among those that regularly bet on sports online.Of those that bet, some 23% said they would do so less if there were no gambling adverts, while 18% said they would stop doing so all together. However, the majority – 60% – said the ban would not affect their behaviour.“Revenue for gambling companies appears likely to be impacted,” said Martin Bradley, senior associate director at Harris Interactive.Over half of the almost 1,000 polled believe gambling shirt sponsorship (54%) and gambling advertising around pitches (53%) should also be banned. Just under half (47%) believe it should also spread to league sponsorship.In an indication of the perceived levels of problem gambling in the UK, Harris said two out of three people surveyed believe the problem of gambling is getting worse with a similar amount saying the government should do more to regulate the gambling industry.“The response from current online sports bettors is the same as the wider public in response to these two issues outlined above,” Bradley explained. “Even the target audience want the government to step in and do more, plus are concerned about the issue of problem gambling.”The Harris poll was conducted to explore gambling habits, and reactions to the advertising ban during live broadcasts as well as awareness, and potential impact of sports betting behaviour. Harris also wanted to assess attitudes towards gambling companies, and the potential of further bans on betting advertising in sports.Harris found that the news of the possible voluntary advertising ban has to some extent already improved perceptions of gambling companies, with 35% viewing it as a positive move.“Despite support from the public, it remains to be seen whether the public believes this is enough to reduce the perceived problems that gambling creates,” Bradley said.“We see an even split between those agreeing and those disagreeing that this will help reduce the issue of problem gambling,” he continued. “We saw a very similar theme when we looked at reaction to the government review into FOBT’s; this news is welcomed to reduce problem gambling, though the public do not see this problem as going away.“The industry needs to do more to demonstrate to the public they care about the lives of their customers.” 7th December 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting TV ad ban could see 1 in 5 punters stop betting, poll claims Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Marketing & affiliates Survey assessing proposed voluntary television advertising ban suggests huge drop in in-play wagers Email Addresslast_img read more

Bhubesi Pride 2013 – Project Update 2 from Africa

first_imgTuesday May 7, 2013 Bhubesi Pride 2013 – Project Update 2 from Africa Bhubesi Pride have just left Malawi after a fantastic few days held at one of the partner schools, where Mzumanzi joined Mngwangwa for their first ever tournament. Recently the team released their latest inspiring project video, recapping the last few weeks. The team are now in Zambia, but started out spreading their message and laying down foundations for sustainable change in Ethiopia and Kenya, and most recently, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Those are the countries that are featured in this excellent update video, which takes you through what it’s like to be on the road in Africa, coaching rugby to kids while working with the local adults and young leaders. Running competition days, building on their already expansive rugby network, and extending relations between partner schools are all on the agenda. The Bhubesi Pride team, some of which first learned of the yearly initiative through Rugbydump’s involvement, have faced challenges along the way, especially in Rwanda, where heavy rainfall meant the roads were too treacherous for the 4×4 vehicles. It’s all part of the experience though. Lloyd, who was lucky enough to head out there for two weeks, shared his thoughts on the trip in his blog post. “Even though the team work extremely hard 5 days a week, this certainly is a trip of a lifetime and an experience that will stay with them forever.”This latest project video below takes you through a special few weeks in the history of this remarkable project, one that has already changed many lives and spread the gospel of rugby to places that may never have had that opportunity in the past. To find out more about the team, the vehicles used, and the itinerary, visit RugbyInAfrica.orgADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Bhubesi Pride Foundation Related Articles 108 WEEKS AGO Change lives through coaching Rugby in beautiful… 188 WEEKS AGO Meet Tom Chaloba, Zambian Rugby Inspiration… 204 WEEKS AGO Jacques Burger coaches with the Pride in… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Del Mar Village Condominium / Saraiva + Associados

first_img “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 11 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/296600/del-mar-village-condominium-saraiva-associados Clipboard 2012 Apartments Year:  CopyApartments•Olhão, Portugal Architects: Saraiva + Associados Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. This private Condominium is comprised of 70 dwellings subdivided into 9 housing blocks, which are aggregated in 3 bodies of one or two-bedroom apartment. The aim is to reach exceptional quality and therefore the Complex offers a leisure facility that includes a swimming pool.This feature is complemented with green areas and wooden decks for pedestrian use. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn terms of architectural approach, the image is neutral, pure and functional. Formally, the Project is defined by three groups of volumes that respect the site’s natural morphology and enjoy the privilege views. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe established volumes are interrupted twice with the target of avoiding a continuous elevation and the chance to associate the construction with the urban and natural landscape of the surroundings. The chosen materiality integrates the buildings into the general environment by reducing the impact on the South elevation, which is directly confronting with the Stream (Ria Formosa). The result is a horizontal image of reduced scale. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGInternally, the dwellings are compartmentalized according to a repetitive structural metric system and to the principle of modular construction. Therefore, independent to the typologies, all of them has the same genesis (presenting mere adjustments), being even more economic in constructive terms. This solution allows the introduction of optimized solutions. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFurthermore, the balcony can be considered a crucial element in the design of this Project. Having a primordial role, the balcony works as another habitable space, framing the magnificent view and taking it into the interior space. Thereby, it gains its own expression and scale, offering the opportunity of variable uses. The living room, considered the social element of the house, is always overlooking the Stream. Also, the kitchen, being a multipurpose and functional space, serves the living room at all times. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessForm of Public Control / Jae Kim | CoDeAUArticlesWine Museum Proposal / Mauro Turin ArchitectesArticlesProject locationAddress:Olhão, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Del Mar Village Condominium / Saraiva + Associados Area:  12 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Del Mar Village Condominium / Saraiva + AssociadosSave this projectSaveDel Mar Village Condominium / Saraiva + Associados Portugal “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/296600/del-mar-village-condominium-saraiva-associados Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSaraiva + AssociadosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOlhãoHousingPortugalPublished on November 22, 2012Cite: “Del Mar Village Condominium / Saraiva + Associados” 22 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore 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

Rehabilitation of a Rural House / Cyril Chênebeau

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782565/rehabilitation-of-a-rural-house-cyril-chenebeau Clipboard Houses Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Aldo Amoretti A+A, Cyril ChênebeauSave this picture!© Aldo Amoretti A+ARecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Located in the vicinity of Nice, near the small village of Sclos de Contes, the house is built below an old pathway, on a slope made of several terraces planted with trees and facing west.Save this picture!© Aldo Amoretti A+AThe existing house is a former small cottage with only one room on the garden level that was built against a stone wall and heightened with one storey.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe extension digs out the terrace and surrounds the old house with two white concrete blocks which stand out from the natural ground.Save this picture!© Aldo Amoretti A+AThe interior volume of the block contains a double height living-room and offers tensioning, creating a subtle balance with the old renovated building.Save this picture!© Aldo Amoretti A+AThe second smaller volume serves as a light shaft which is meant to bring light into a shower opening onto the sky.Save this picture!© Aldo Amoretti A+AThe house has picture windows on each side in order to let, at various seasons and times of the day, both the sunshine and the beauty of the surrounding landscape in.Save this picture!© Aldo Amoretti A+AThe connection between the house and the extension is made up of an empty space with a large plate angle glass window which brings sheer fluidity between the inside and the outside.Project gallerySee allShow lessTetra Office Building for the Research Institute Deltares / Jeanne Dekkers ArchitectuurSelected Projects9GAG Office / LAAB ArchitectsSelected Projects Share France Save this picture!© Aldo Amoretti A+A+ 31 Share Architects: Cyril Chênebeau Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCyril ChênebeauOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionContesFrancePublished on February 24, 2016Cite: “Rehabilitation of a Rural House / Cyril Chênebeau” 24 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore 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 stream “COPY” Rehabilitation of a Rural House / Cyril Chênebeau 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782565/rehabilitation-of-a-rural-house-cyril-chenebeau Clipboard CopyHouses, Extension•Contes, France Photographs ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Rehabilitation of a Rural House / Cyril ChênebeauSave this projectSaveRehabilitation of a Rural House / Cyril Chênebeaulast_img read more

Town of 3,500 raises almost £6,000 for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

first_img Melanie May | 23 March 2018 | News “We would like to thank everyone in Eyemouth who has made such an effort to fundraise for ECHC, in whatever way they can. The money raised makes an incredible difference to children in the hospital and helps them to be a child first and a patient second.”Image: Nikki Robertson  205 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Town of 3,500 raises almost £6,000 for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity A small town in Scotland with just 3,500 inhabitants has come together to raise nearly £6,000 for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.The town of Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders raised the money during 2017 after two of the town’s children, Isla and Aaron Purvis were treated at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, after being born with a rare congenital disorder called Adams-Oliver Syndrome which can cause abnormal skin development and malformation of the limbs.Having seen the work Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity does for patients and their families, the children’s parents, Karen and Scott, decided to give back by undertaking a series of fundraising challenges. Karen faced two of her biggest fears by completing a sky dive and then diving with sharks, while Scott raised over £4,000 by completing the Stirling marathon and running the 5k, 10k and half marathon in Edinburgh in May.The Purvis family have also been involved in organising an annual ceilidh in the town for the past five years, with all funds going to ECHC, while grandfather of Isla and Aaron, John Purvis and his local singing group The Podlies have recorded CDs and performed at events, where the profits have gone towards ECHC.Nikki Robertson, of Ayton near Eyemouth, has also taken on the challenge of running two half marathons this year after successfully completing the Great North Run in 2017 and raising over £1300 for ECHC. Nikki has also benefited from the hospital’s care having suffered from hydrocephalus as a child. She is also planning to complete the Great North Run again this year in September and hoping to raise £1000 for ECHC.Eyemouth Primary School and High School also both have ECHC as their charity of the year, with any event funds going to support it while the local swimming club collectively swam 52 miles in one night, equivalent to the distance between Eyemouth and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, and raised over £1500 in sponsorship for the charity.Jan Weeks, Eyemouth Swimming Club Fundraiser said:“All the members in the club got involved in the 52 mile swim, from kids as young as seven years old to the coaches who volunteer every week. We wanted to fundraise and raise awareness for ECHC who had supported one of our members and her family, Isla Purvis.”Sue Diamond, Community Fundraising Manager for ECHC said: Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Community fundraising meet the fundraiserlast_img read more

Eight state media journalists still held in police-run “Agip” centre in Asmara

first_img Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? November 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight state media journalists still held in police-run “Agip” centre in Asmara to go further Follow the news on Eritrea EritreaAfrica RSF_en January 13, 2021 Find out more EritreaAfrica RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Help by sharing this information News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Reporters Without Borders today disputed Eritrean information minister Ali Abdu’s claim that nine journalists arrested on 12 November have been released, insisting that only one of the nine has been freed and the other eight are still being held. The journalist who was released is Simon Zewde (previously identified as “Simon”), who works for the state television station Eri-TV.The press freedom organisation also condemned Sudanese complicity in Eritrea’s press freedom violations, which led to the arbitrary closure in early November of the Eritrean radio station Al-Sharq, which had been broadcasting news in Tigrinya to western Eritrea from the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and the eastern town of Khasm al-Girbah for nine hours a day for the past year.The closure of Al-Sharq is the result of a rapprochement between Asmara and Khartoum after Eritrea played a key role in the signing of an according with the Sudanese rebel movement operating in the eastern part of the country. On 3 November, Sudan and Eritrea signed an accord under which Sudan will supply its neighbour with oil and cross-border trade is reestablished.Reporters Without Borders has been able to obtain that exact names and details of all of the detained state media journalists. Some of this information was missing when the organisation first reported their arrests.The eight journalists still being held are Ahmed “Bahja” Idris of Eri-TV, presenter Senait Tesfay of Eri-TV’s Tigrinya-language service, Paulos Kidane of Eri-TV’s Amharic-language service and Radio Dimtsi Hafash (Voice of the Broad Masses), Daniel Mussie of Radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Oromo-language service, Temesghen Abay of Radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Tigrinya-language service, Yemane Haile of the Eritrean News Agency (ENA), presenter Fathia Khaled of Eri-TV’s Arabic-language service and Amir Ibrahim of Eri-TV’s Arabic-language service.Contrary to the information initially received by Reporters Without Borders, these journalists are being held in the capital, Asmara, in a police-run complex that is called “Agip” because the Italian oil company of that name used to have installations there.Located behind the “Capitol” cinema and opposite the presidential palace, this complex is “where the police take detainees to torture them before transferring them to their final destination,” a former detainee told Reporters Without Borders. The detained journalists are reportedly in the charge of Col. Simon Gebredinghel and Lt. Col. Tekhelesghi Estifanos.Asked about the arrests by Agence France-Presse on 23 November, the information minister replied: “It was a routine matter and they have been released.” Presidential spokesperson Yemane Gebremeskel told the Associated Press on 24 November he was not aware of the arrests.To see “Agip”, download Google Earth location April 14, 2021 Find out more Reports Receive email alerts News News Organisation Reporters Without Borders today disputed Eritrean information minister Ali Abdu’s claim that nine journalists arrested on 12 November have been released, insisting that only one of the nine has been freed and the other eight are still being held. The press freedom organisation also condemned Sudanese complicity in Eritrea’s press freedom violations, which led to the arbitrary closure in early November of the Eritrean radio station Al-Sharq. October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Former editor of the daily Liberté sentenced to one year in prison

first_img News Organisation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemned abusive use of the courts to silence independent journalists as the former editor of the daily Liberté, Farid Alilat was sentenced to one year in prison in his absence for defamation.Alilat was also fined 100,000 dinars (around 1,100 euros) by the public prosecutor at a court in Sidi-M’hamed, in Algiers. Cartoonist Ali Dilem was fined 50,000 dinars (about 560 euros), while Mustapha Hammush was acquittéd. Liberté was also fined 250,000 dinars (about 2 800 euros). “Algeria continues to use legal defamation procedures abusively to silence journalists who offend the government”, said Reporters Without Borders. “President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears to suffer from boundless over-sensitivity. Thanks to him the courts are hearing press cases every Tuesday.” Follow the news on Algeria Reporters Without Borders condemned abusive use of the courts to silence independent journalists as the former editor of the daily Liberté, Farid Alilat was sentenced to one year in prison in his absence for defamation. “President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears to suffer from boundless over-sensitivity. Thanks to him the courts are hearing press cases every Tuesday”, said the organization. May 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former editor of the daily Liberté sentenced to one year in prison to go further AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 18, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img News News “We strongly condemn this judicial harassment of journalists and the use of prison sentences in defamation cases. We are also closely watching all the other trials that are going on, because as long as the amendments to the criminal code relating to defamation are not lifted, Algeria will continue to put journalists behind bars.”Two of them – Mohammed Benshicu and Ahmed Benaoum – have already paid the price for this repressive policy in less than a year”, it added.Defence lawyer Khaled Burayu told Reporters Without Borders over the phone that “these decisions could however be described as lenient” and he wondered, “if the verdict could open the way to a new interpretation of press offences”. On 10 May the prosecutor had called for 12 months in prison and a fine of 50,000 dinars against all three journalists for a series of cartoons and a column in 2003 considered as “offences against the head of state”.The newspaper’s editor Salim Tamani, also said, “I hope that the Algerian justice system is beginning to take a different view of defamation and satirical cartoons.”Burayu had argued before the court that neither Dilem’s drawings which he described as “works of art drawn from the cartoonist’s daily life”, nor Mustapha Hammush’s column, which is a “commentary on daily events” could constitute an “offence” or “attack” on the president. The newspaper has said it will appeal.Other journalists sentenced to prison termsOn 17 May, editor of the daily Le Soir d’Algérie, Fuad Bughanem and the cartoonist Hakim Laâlam were sentenced by a court in Algiers to two months in prison and fined 250,000 dinars (about 2,800 euros) for defamation. The newspaper was also fined the same amount.Journalists on the daily Le Matin, Abla Sherif and Hassan Zerruky, were sentenced on 20 April to two months in prison, Yussef Rezzug and Yasmin Ferrukhi, to three months. The same day, Mohamed Benshicou, who was already served a two-year prison sentence handed down on 14 June 2004, was sentenced to five months in prison. His request for release on health grounds was refused. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Receive email alerts News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections RSF_en Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

CLAT 2021: Deadline For Online Applications Extended To May 15

first_imgNews UpdatesCLAT 2021: Deadline For Online Applications Extended To May 15 Sparsh Upadhyay28 April 2021 8:38 PMShare This – xThe Consortium of National Law Universities has extended the last day for submitting online applications for the CLAT 2021 examination to May 15, 2021.A notification in this regard was issued on 28th April, which read thus:The Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities met on 28th April 2021. After reviewing recent developments the Committee resolved to extend the application deadline due to difficulties faced by students arising out of bank closures and lockdowns. The last date for submission of CLAT 2021 online applications has been extended upto Saturday, the 15th May, 2021Advertisement The last date for submission of online applications was earlier announced to be April 30, 2021.The CLAT examination, initially scheduled to be conducted on May 9 was postponed to June 13 vide notification dated January 6.However, in a notification issued on April 19, the Consortium of National Law Universities had informed the applicants appearing for CLAT 2021 examination that since the Pandemic situation is currently being monitored, it shall take the stock of the situation in the first week of May and will decide a date thereafter.Advertisement The notification issued by the Convenor of Clat 2021 read thus:All applicants of CLAT-2021 are hereby informed that Consortium of National Law Universities is monitoring the COVID- 19 Pandemic situation and will take the stock of the situation in the first week of May 2021 regarding the date of test. Notification will be issued on the website of Consortium subsequently. The applicants are advised not to panic at this stage as the Consortium shall be taking appropriate steps as time and situation demand and shall keep the applicants updated accordingly.Advertisement Advertisement According to the notification, those students who secured 45% marks or higher in their 10+2 exams will be eligible to appear for CLAT 2021. The cut-off is 40% for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates.The application fee for the exam is Rs. 4,000 (Rs. 3,500 for SC/ST candidates).Click here To Download The NotificationRead NotificationTags#CLAT 2021 Common Law Admission Test Consortium of National Law Universities #CLAT Consortium LLb Examination online application Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal set to benefit from new government mortgage scheme

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 2, 2018 Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleDeclan Bonner looks ahead to another tough assignment against GalwayNext articleHospital overcrowding “beyond anything ever seen before” – INMO News Highland Daft dot-ie say there was a 9 per cent rise in searches for properties that qualify for the new government-backed mortgage scheme last week.Under the plans, some first-time buyers can get a mortgage from local authorities for properties up to 320,000 euro.Martin Clancy from Daft-dot-ie says the scheme has captured people’s attention, and Donegal has one of the highest concentrations of eligible homes…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/clancy8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Donegal set to benefit from new government mortgage schemecenter_img Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more