S&P fuels fear over Eurozone

first_imgTuesday 29 March 2011 9:21 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald KCS-content STANDARD & POOR’S downgraded Greece and Portugal’s sovereign credit ratings yesterday, sending their borrowing costs up.Greece’s rating has been cut to BB-, close to junk status and worse than Egypt’s credit standing, while Portugal is now rated BBB- with a negative outlook by S&P. The yield on Portugal’s ten- and two-year bonds jumped to Eurozone lifetime highs after the downgrade, and the yield on Greece’s two-year bonds rose 10 basis points to 15.46 per cent.S&P analyst Frank Gill said the downgrades came after the agreement by European leaders last week to replace the EU’s bailout fund with the European Stability Mechanism in 2013, which could potentially require nations to restructure sovereign debt before they can borrow. Ireland also suffered a setback yesterday when it emerged that bancassurer Irish Life & Permanent, the only domestic lender to avoid a state bailout thanks to its cash-rich insurance arm, could fall into state control after this week’s stress tests. The Irish central bank is due to publish results of its banking stress tests tomorrow, but reports of a looming bailout for Irish Life sent its shares tumbling 47 per cent yesterday. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org S&P fuels fear over Eurozone Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Gambling habits developed by age 20, study claims

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Gambling habits developed by age 20, study claims UK young people will have developed regular patterns of play and gambling habits by the age of 20, with more than half of 17 year-olds gambling in some form, a University of Bristol study claims.The study, tapping into the university’s long-term health research study of 14,000 young people, ‘Children of the 90s’, was commissioned by GambleAware to gain new insights into how gambling behaviour develops and evolves from an early age.It measured young peoples’ gambling at ages 17, 20 and 24, which revealed that 54% of 17 year-olds claimed to have gambled in the past year. This rose to 68% of 20 year-olds, before declining slightly to 66% for those aged 24.Using data gathered from over 3,500 people for each age group, participating among young people tended to centre around playing the lottery – either buying tickets or scratch cards – or betting amongst friends were most popular. All are legal for that age range.However, for young men, online betting activity increased markedly. Among 17 year-olds, just 9% claimed to bet online, but this jumped to 35% for 20 year-olds, then 47% for those aged 24. While online gaming activity also rose among females, this was from a lower base, going from 0.8% at 17, to 4% at 20, then 11% at 24.This increase in activity was largely down to the impact of certain environmental and social factors, the survey explained. Participants whose parents gambled regularly were more likely to pick up the habit. Furthermore, regular gamblers were also found to be heavy social media users and tend to have played video games regularly when younger.These regular gamblers were found to be at least twice as likely to smoke cigarettes daily and drink alcohol weekly as non-gamblers. Of those surveyed, between 6 and 7% were seen as having developed problems with gambling by the age of 24, with this group more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, and to engage in criminal activity.Alan Emond, Emeritus Professor of Child Health at the Centre for Academic Child Health at Bristol Medical School’s Population Health Sciences department, explained that the Children of the 90s study provided a unique opportunity to track gambling behaviours in young people.“The unique features of the Children of the 90s gambling study are that the parent’s gambling was measured before the young people’s gambling, and the young people were asked about their gambling activity three times in the transition period from adolescence into young adulthood,” Emond explained.“Although many young people gambled without any harm, a small minority (six to seven per cent) of males showed problem gambling behaviours associated with poor mental health and wellbeing, involvement in crime, and potentially harmful use of drugs and alcohol,” he continued.“To protect these vulnerable young people from gambling harm requires a combination of education, legislation and appropriate treatment services.”A similar study conducted by Australian researchers, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), revealed that around one in six 16 to 17 year-olds in the country had gambled in the past year. UK young people will have developed regular patterns of play and gambling habits by the age of 20, with more than half of 17 year-olds gambling in some form, a University of Bristol study claims. 5th December 2019 | By contenteditor Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Lottery People Sports bettinglast_img read more

GAN pens simulated gaming deal with New Mexico casino

first_imgCasino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 19th August 2020 | By contenteditor GAN pens simulated gaming deal with New Mexico casino GAN is launch its Simulated Gaming solution for Native American casino operator Laguna Development Corporation’s (LDC) Route 66 Casino property near Albuquerque, New Mexico.Under the arrangement, customers at Route 66 Casino will be able to access a range of free-to-play online casino games, with LDC set to roll out the offering before the end of the third quarter.GAN said the deal also includes the option to also supply LDC with online sports wagering. A number of tribes have already begun accepting bets, on the basis that they operate under tribal rather than state laws, including the Pueblo of Isleta, Tamaya Nation at the Pueblo of Santa Ana, Pojoaque Pueblo and the Mescalero Apache Tribe, in partnership with William Hill.LDC is the eighteenth US land-based casino operator and the eighth Native American organisation to roll out GAN’s simulated gaming online gambling software.Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Social gaming GAN is launch its Simulated Gaming solution for Native American casino operator Laguna Development Corporation’s (LDC) Route 66 Casino property near Albuquerque, New Mexico. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US New Mexico Email Addresslast_img read more

England beat the Barbarians in high scoring Twickenham romp

first_imgWednesday May 30, 2012 England beat the Barbarians in high scoring Twickenham romp Chris Ashton scored a hat-trick as England trounced the Barbarians 57-26 at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon. Last night the Barbarians bounced back, beating an Ireland XV 29-28 at Kingsholm in a tight game that was decided in the final few minutes.England, who head to South Africa shortly for a far more demanding set of matches, had a good run out against an experienced Barbarians outfit. While many players were missing due to the Aviva Premiership final, coach Stuart Lancaster will have been satisfied with what he saw.“I am pleased for Chris that he has got the three tries. His work rate off the ball is tremendous. Sometimes he can work and not get the off-loads but today he did and it is great,” said Lancaster.“Credit to him for working hard and getting the rewards. As a team we recognise areas we still want to improve and tighten up on but overall he and others did well. I am pleased.”Last night’s Barbarians game against an Ireland XV wasn’t televised unfortunately, but it was a much closer affair than the England romp. Felipe Contepomi kicked a late penalty to snatch the win.Ireland’s coach Declan Kidney said they were disappointed, especially ahead of their gruelling tour of New Zealand, but acknowledged that the Barbarians were a much improved outfit.“We didn’t have a full deck of cards but it was a brilliant opportunity for some of our fringe players.”Kidney will name his Ireland squad for the New Zealand tour on Wednesday.The Barbarians face Wales next, in yet another Shane Williams farewell match. He will be playing against his country though, and coach John Kirwan says all the focus will be on the star winger.“The game is all about Shane Williams. It will be his last ever match playing against Wales at the Millennium Stadium. All the squad want to play and it’s a question of picking the right team.”Below are highlights of the England vs Barbarians match for those that missed it. We’ve also archived the full match, which you can view here. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Artur Lamas Apartment / Verum Atelier

first_img Area:  65 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily Photographs:  Nuno Almendra Apartments Artur Lamas Apartment / Verum Atelier 2019 Rui Jesus, Bárbara Gil Architects: Verum Atelier Area Area of this architecture project City:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nuno AlmendraRecommended ProductsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARAFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. In a historic neighborhood of Lisbon, Artur Lamas is a 65 square meters apartment in Belém rehabilitation project. The project was designed with the aim of making the existing gloomy and tight space into a pleasurable apartment, that would allow its profitability through short-term lease. The architectural solutions developed in this project are the result of the study of the building and its features, as well as the possibility to take advantage of the east patio. Another major factor was the requirement to make a more salubrious space offering all the housing qualities in addition to re-building all existing infrastructures given the dilapidated state of the apartment. Firstly, there was a need to reinforce and requalify the existing roof, enabling the increase of the height and consequently the tearing of openings for natural light and air circulation.Save this picture!© Nuno AlmendraSave this picture!Proposal planSave this picture!© Nuno AlmendraWith only natural light coming from the east and being a very narrow space, it was designed to be as open as possible by just having partition walls in spaces that need to be private. Thereby, natural light sweeps almost entirely the space increasing the spatial quality and the apartment experience. The spans were all redesigned on a very generous scale letting the sunlight in, but also creating several shadows resulting from the incidence of light on the exterior landscaping. Save this picture!© Nuno AlmendraThe microcement floor creates homogeneity while the winding line that divides the social and the private area is a guide that smooths the way to explore the space. In its turn, the predominance of white consolidates this homogeneity which is only broken by the introduction of wooden carpentry and by the Guatemala-green natural stone that grants simplicity and nobleness to the space. The project was designed to explore the entire apartment space in various ways, right from the bed position over a large trapdoor for storage and with integrated bedside tables. The nook nearby the kitchen offers not only a place to rest but also an interaction with the food preparation space.Save this picture!© Nuno AlmendraThe kitchen countertop extends to a table which can be used for meals or as a work-table. Next to the spans that divides the apartment and the patio there is a generous parapet that invites leisure and reading moments. The patio receives the morning light that invades the great adjoining gaps. It has the same tone and flooring as the interior space in order to extend it and to intensify the interior and exterior spatial relationship. Save this picture!© Nuno AlmendraAlthough the project is completely transformative, it sought to give contemporaneity to the apartment in a simple way and by using neutral yet sophisticated materials, combined with the new volume that extends to the patio, exploring and developing new ways of living the space. So, the present is built without a rupture with the past.Save this picture!© Nuno AlmendraSave this picture!© Nuno AlmendraProject gallerySee allShow lessSesom Villa / Jaime Prous ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHuellas House / cumuloLimbo studioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Lisbon, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Lead Architects: Photographs CopyApartments, Renovation, Interior Design•Lisbon, Portugal “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943050/apartamento-artur-lamas-verum-atelier Clipboard Portugal Artur Lamas Apartment / Verum AtelierSave this projectSaveArtur Lamas Apartment / Verum AtelierSave this picture!© Nuno Almendra+ 22Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943050/apartamento-artur-lamas-verum-atelier Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeVerum AtelierOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignRenovationLisbonPortugalPublished on July 07, 2020Cite: “Artur Lamas Apartment / Verum Atelier” [Apartamento Artur Lamas / Verum Atelier] 07 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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DGM promotes charity affiliate programmes for Christmas

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DGM promotes charity affiliate programmes for Christmas Howard Lake | 22 November 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digitalcenter_img With OSC and EPC’s historically at a high, it makes sense to promote today! World Vision Sponsor a ChildBase rate commission: £25 per child sponsorship sign up. Potential rating: CTR% 2.5% | OSC 1.7% | EPC £0.43p. Top customer deal: Through Child Sponsorship World Vision can help to change the entire course of a child’s life, working together with the local community to provide safe drinking water, basic healthcare, enough food and education. Support tools : Gif and flash creative available WWF Adopt an AnimalCommission: Earn from £11.50 CPA up to £17.50 CPA on a tiered structure. Potential rating: OSC 2% | EPC £0.35p. Top customer deal: Consumers can adopt a real animal for themselves (or on behalf of someone else – great Christmas pressy for kids) and can help save the lives of endangered animals from extinction, from as little as £2.50 per month (£30 per year). Click here for more information on unique gift ideas. Support tools: New and improved creative since September | new and improved consumer package – check your dgm account for details. WWF MembershipCommission: Earn from £15 CPA up to £25 CPA on a tiered structure. Potential rating: OSC 1% | EPC £0.25p. Support tools: New and improved creative since September – including flash | new and improved consumer package – check your dgm account for details. If you have problems reading this, click hereThis week’s… Tip a Trick and WinWIN a £100 prize if your promotional tip is published in our tricks, treats and treasures issue! Each week you have the chance to submit your feedback and promotional tip to help your fellow publishers.Participate by submitting your top tip here. Don’t forget to include your name, AFF ID or company name and telephone details. TreatEngland ShelterCommission: £17 per direct debit sign up. Potential rating: OSC 1.5% | EPC £0.23p. Top customer deal: England Shelter is campaigning to help children and families escape from bad housing. Find out how you can help. Bad housing wrecks lives. Over one million children in the UK suffer from bad housing. Children need a home to feel safe, keep warm and stay healthy. Support tools: New Christmas creative coming shortly | heavy offline promotion on all public transport and outdoor media around the UK. TreasureWorld Vision Great Gifts Commission: 10% of the basket value. Potential rating: OSC 5.5%. Top customer deal: Are you wondering what to buy your friends for Christmas? Stuck for inspiration and want to give a different kind of gift? Here is the alternative to needless knick-knacks. The gifts are not just original – every one gives unique & practical help to people living in poverty. For more info on unique gift ideas, click here. Support tools: New Christmas creative available. w. dgm-uk.com  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online affiliate marketing company has for the first time promoted its charity clients to its partner websites, focusing on the run-up to Christmas as an opportune time to promote these charities’ appeals.Sector focus: Charity There’s plenty of opportunities during this time of year to push Charity type programs. With Christmas and New Year celebrations approaching, there is a greater awareness of those who are less fortunate. Advertisementlast_img read more

Man jailed over false imprisonment of Limerick Good Samaritan

first_imgNewsMan jailed over false imprisonment of Limerick Good SamaritanBy Staff Reporter – November 1, 2016 649 WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Previous articleShot Limerick Garda facing assault chargesNext articleGAA – Limerick Hurling panel announced Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emailcenter_img Limerick Circuit CourtA GOOD Samaritan neighbour who confronted three burglars was locked in a cupboard while they raided a house, a Limerick court has heard.The evidence was heard at Limerick Circuit Court during the sentencing hearing of Martin Ward who had pleaded guilty to false imprisonment at Singland Road on February 23, 2014Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 26-year-old, who is currently serving prison sentence, was one of three men who were raiding a house when a neighbour noticed them. The 63-year-old victim, who arrived at the property with his dog, saw two men leaving a bedroom with a number of items.Detective Garda Healy said that as the 63-year-old confronted them, one of the men threw something at his dog causing him injury.The victim was then pushed and punched during an assault before he was locked in to a compartment area under the stairs of his neighbour’s house. Limerick Circuit Court heard that the victim’s wife rang their son as she grew very concerned for the 63-year-old’s welfare.The three men left the house and went to a nearby petrol station before the man was freed from the house by his son.When he was arrested, Ward, a native of Galway with seven sisters and five brothers, gave gardai a false name which made their investigations difficult as there was no DNA or forensics linking him to the incident. In a victim impact statement, Judge O’Donnell noted that the 63-year-old, although having recovered from his physical injuries, suffered extreme psychological distress.“It was an appalling incident which damaged his self-confidence”, Judge O’Donnell said. In his judgement, Judge O’Donnell noted that the accused lived a “transient lifestyle and was subjected to child abuse at an early age.”With 69 previous convictions, the majority of which are for robbery, burglary and road traffic offences, Judge O’Donnell said that this particularly “bad record” had to be considered as an aggravating factor“This was clearly a very frightening experience which was psychologically disturbing. A man was locked under the stairs and violence used against him”.“This is a serious case and must have serious consequences”, Judge O’Donnell said as he jailed the 26-year-old for three years and 6 months which he backdated to April 15 last when he first went in to custody.  Advertisement Twitter Printlast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 13th August

first_img By admin – August 13, 2015 Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Previous articleDonegal TD deeply concerned over Tanaiste protesters prosecutionNext articleWild Lives: Listen back to Donegal’s wild side Ep7 admin Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Google+ Facebook WhatsApp NewsPlayback WhatsApp Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/farmAug13th2015.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 13th August Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Latest man to be detained in Peggy O’Hara funeral probe is released

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleHigh Court to hear Perry’s challenge to FG Sligo/Leitrim Convention resultNext articleAudio update – Mc Conalogue calls for flood insurance scheme admin By admin – December 15, 2015 Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest A 53 year old man who was arrested yesterday by detectives investigating offences committed at the wake and funeral of Peggy O’Hara has been released unconditionally.His was the latest in a series of arrests in the city linked to the paramilitary display at the time of the funeral in July. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest man to be detained in Peggy O’Hara funeral probe is released Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Chhattisgarh HC Permits Private Schools To Collect Tution Fees; Directs Evolution Of Mechanism To Provide Study Materials To Students Who Do Not Have Access To Online Classes [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesChhattisgarh HC Permits Private Schools To Collect Tution Fees; Directs Evolution Of Mechanism To Provide Study Materials To Students Who Do Not Have Access To Online Classes [Read Order] Akshita Saxena28 July 2020 3:39 AMShare This – xThe Chhattisgarh High Court has quashed the government orders prohibiting private unaided schools from collecting tuition fees from its students or recovering outstanding dues. The bench of Justice P. Sam Koshy has made it clear that the State cannot issue such “blanket orders” precluding private schools from collecting fees, as it would “adversely affect their right to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Chhattisgarh High Court has quashed the government orders prohibiting private unaided schools from collecting tuition fees from its students or recovering outstanding dues. The bench of Justice P. Sam Koshy has made it clear that the State cannot issue such “blanket orders” precluding private schools from collecting fees, as it would “adversely affect their right to carry any occupation, trade or business guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of India.” The Court has permitted all the schools associated with the Petitioner-society, Bilaspur Private School Management Association Society, to collect tuition fees from their students, including the outstanding fees of the previous academic session. This order is however made subject to the following conditions: It is expected that the educational institutions will not enhance or revise their tuition fees as of now until the situation normalizes and improves; Tuition fees must be the same that was charged for the previous academic session. The respective schools shall permit payment of fees monthly, bimonthly or quarterly whichever is convenient to the parents and with all options also open for the parents.Until the situation normalizes, the schools must ensure that they would collect only tuition fees and not any other fees in addition to the tuition fees.No institution shall be permitted to withhold the salary part nor shall the schools reduce the salary of any of their existing staff from what these staff were drawing prior to the lockdown period. The order has been passed in suit with the observations made by the High Courts of Delhi, Punjab & Haryana and Kerala, permitting educational institutions to collect tution fees, in order to meet their infrastructural expenses and run online classes. School Fee Waiver Amid Lockdown : How Various High Courts Dealt With The Issue? The bench proceeded to observe that it is important to permit collection of tution fee not only to enable these institutions to meet their daily expenses but also to enable them to take preventive measures, such as sanitization of premises, maintaining distance between the students while attending classes, etc. upon re-opening. “Expecting the educational institutions to undertake all such requirement and formalities and also ensuring all such safety measures without collecting fees whatsoever from the students does not in the opinion of this court seems to be justified, nor is it logical under any circumstances,” the bench remarked. The bench agreed that that there may be some individual cases where a parent is not in a position to pay the fees for his/her ward. To remedy such cases, the Court has directed the Schools to evolve some mechanism to cater to exceptional situations where a parent is not able to pay the fees for some genuine reasons. “It is directed that in the event if any of the parent is facing any acute financial crisis whereby there being no means whatsoever to pay the school fees, let such parent/parents approach the respective school authorities, who in turn shall consider the same and if required can also get it duly verified or scrutinized on their own asking the parent to provide such necessary informations with which it could be assessed, whether he is in a position to pay the fees or not, by seeking such information like financial status of the parents, the income details of the parents so also the assets in the name of the parents etc. and thereafter pass a suitable order,” the bench directed. So far as proper access to online classes is concerned, the Schools have been directed to evolve and develop a mechanism to ensure that online education facilities reach to every student in the school. “In a given situation where a candidate is not in a position to have an access to the online education facility, the institutions should evolve a system of providing such study materials to the students with which the students can continue with his/her studies uninterrupted,” the bench suggested. Case Details: Case Title: Bilaspur Private School Management Association Society v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors. Case No.: WP (C) No. 1040/2020 Quorum: Justice P. Sam Koshy Appearance: Advocate Ashish Shrivastava (for Petitioner); Addl. Advocate General Vivek Ranjan Tiwari (for State); Advocates Kshitiz Sharma, Anand Mohan Tiwari and Abhijeet Sarkar (for Interveners) Click Here To Download Order Read Order 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