QPR ‘aim to beat Everton and Sunderland to Rovers star’

first_imgQPR boss Mark Hughes plans to pip Cardiff City to the signing of Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy, the South Wales Echo believe.Cardiff are keen to take the Wales international back to the club where he had a loan spell, but it is suggested that Hughes is also interested in signing him.Linked with move for Bellamy.Hughes’ imminent signing of Park Ji-sung from Manchester United is among the headlines, with the Daily Mail suggesting Rangers have offered £5m for the Korean.Related West London Sport story: Korean star Park set to join QPR from UnitedQPR hope to beat off competition from Everton and Sunderland to capture winger Junior Hoilett from Blackburn, the Daily Mirror say.Former Rovers boss Hughes has been interested in signing Hoilett for some time.And it is claimed that he has offered more money than Everton, who are also keen on the Canadian.Hoilett is out-of-contract and plans to leave Ewood Park this summer. At 22, he is too young to move on a Bosman free transfer, so Blackburn will be due compensation unless they accept an offer.Sunderland and German club Borussia Monchengladbach are also said to be interested.Meanwhile, Wigan supremo Dave Whelan has warned Chelsea he will not cut his £10m asking price for Victor Moses, the Mail report.Chelsea are expected to bid about £7m with add-ons over the weekend. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Details of the contract are crucial in a pleasant real estate closing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Leisa Boley Hellwarth, a dairy farmer and attorney near CelinaThe very first real estate closing I attended for a client was over 25 years ago. I was fresh out of law school, and a friend of mine, who was a cosmetics sales associate at Marshall Field’s, was purchasing her first house. It was what lawyers refer to as a “roundtable closing” which meant that the buyer, the seller, their realtors and their lawyers all met around a conference table and signed documents and transferred payment. This event is forever embedded in my memory because, as a new lawyer, I proudly showed up in a nice dark suit. And literally every other person, which was notable because it was all female, was wearing a floral dress and lots of fragrance. Just thinking about it makes my sinuses hurt.The closing went off without a hitch. But less than 24 hours later, my client was mad, really mad. All because the seller took the fireplace tools. I can assure you these fireplace tools were not anything special, but my client demanded representation on this issue, and I did my job. Fortunately, the sales contract that I had reviewed specifically mentioned that the fireplace tools remained with the house. So within 48 hours, the buyer was happy again, and the seller was without the aforementioned fireplace tools.The moral of this story is that the most important document in a closing is the sales contract that spells out specific requests of the buyer and the seller, provides a timetable, and governs the transaction. Most realtors do a wonderful job with sales contracts that are usually forms approved by the local realtors and attorneys. It does matter what is stipulated in this document, so please pay close attention that every part of the deal is included in the contract in writing. If not, chances are that provision will not be enforceable.With purchases involving farmland, it is important to consider if crops are growing on the land being sold. If so, the purchase agreement (another term for the sales contract) should stipulate that the current owner or tenant has the right to harvest the growing crops.The biggest difference between real estate closings in Franklin County and those in my home rural area of Mercer County is title insurance. When I practiced in Columbus, the seller purchased title insurance which guaranteed clear title to the buyer. In Mercer County, the seller usually promises clear title in the sales contract, but it is up to the buyer to do his due diligence which means he typically hires a local lawyer to due a title examination and offer an opinion on the title. The net effect is the same. This is a very important step in the process. On more than one occasion, I have done title research that led me to tell the buyer he would be better off finding a different property because of all of the issues that were uncovered when examining all of the documents filed on the property at the courthouse.In Ohio, property taxes are paid one year in arrears. Typically, at closing, the seller pays a pro-rated tax bill to cover his portion of the property tax, so the future tax bills will be the responsibility of the buyer.The seller pays for the drafting of the deed as well as the conveyance fee on the property. In Mercer County, that is $3.50 for every $1,000 in the sales price. The buyer pays all recording fees which include a .50-cent per parcel transfer fee at the auditor’s office and recording fees at the Recorder’s Office. In Mercer County, that is $28 for the first two pages, and $8 per page thereafter. And there is a $20 fee if your documents do not conform to the template at the recorder’s office.Obviously, these charges vary from county to county in the state. I just included what my local clients deal with as an example of the process.I just held a “roundtable closing” a few days ago. Times have changed. The sellers were three females, and no one wore a dress or excessive fragrance. I left my dark suits in Columbus, so I had on jeans and boots. And all parties departed the closing happy because a fair price was negotiated between the buyer and the seller. All the legal documents in the world cannot create that kind of harmony.last_img read more

Madhya Pradesh govt to give ₹1 crore to kin of slain soldiers

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh government will give a compensation of ₹1 crore to the kin of soldiers from the state who die in the line of duty, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said.On the issues concerning farmers, Mr. Chouhan ruled out granting a complete loan waiver like Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, but said a scheme would be framed to repay the interest of the defaulter cultivators so that they can avail loans at zero per cent interest rate.He assured the House yesterday that the government will not spare those responsible for the violence in Mandsaur in which six farmers were killed during the unrest last month.“We have constituted a judicial commission to probe the Mandsaur incident and whoever is responsible for it will be given stern punishment after getting the report,” the chief minister said.He was replying to an adjournment motion moved by Congress MLA Govind Singh and Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh.However, dissatisfied with his reply, the Congress members staged a walkout, saying Mr. Chouhan evaded responding to their specific allegations of the involvement of some BJP leaders in the Mandsaur incident.They also said that Mr. Chouhan didn’t specify the time-frame in which the commission will complete its probe.A Congress member stated in the House that though the government had announced a compensation of ₹1 crore for deceased farmers, it had refrained from extending the same to martyred soldiers.Reacting to it, Mr. Chouhan said, “When the Mandsaur incident took place, the Congress had demanded that ₹50 lakh be given to kin of the deceased farmers, but I was quite aggrieved due to the incident and announced the compensation of Rs one crore.”He said the government has been giving ₹25 lakh, a house or a flat to the kin of the jawans who were killed and also named a road after him.“We are also giving a government job to his (soldier’s) kin. I pray to God that no soldier gets martyred and in case that happens, then my government will give a compensation of ₹1 crore to his kin,” Mr. Chouhan said.He also announced setting up the ‘Krishi Mulya Lagat Vipnan Ayog’ (agriculture price, cost and marketing commission) which will decide the prices of agriculture produce in advance to protect the farmers.“The government is committed to this issue,” the chief minister said, adding that it is a “fact” that agricultural production has risen in the state, resulting in a “drastic reduction in prices”.“The commission will ensure that they (farmers) get fair price for their produce, and Madhya Pradesh will set another milestone in this regard in the farmers’ interest,” he said.Mr. Chouhan alleged that video clips purportedly of some Congress leaders and masked men inciting people to set afire a police station and other places in the aftermath of the Mandsaur incident proved that they were behind the violence.“The farmers were not behind the violence as they don’t believe in it,” he said.Referring to suicides by farmers due to indebtedness, Mr. Chouhan said 72 per cent cultivators in the state repay their loans on time.“A scheme would be framed to repay the interest of the remaining 28 per cent defaulter farmers so that they get loans at zero per cent interest rate,” he said.Mr. Chouhan said it was not possible to grant a complete loan waiver to farmers on the lines of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh as “Madhya Pradesh (government) had already given assistance to the tune of ₹1,18,000 crore to farmers during the last 10 years of the BJP rule.”On the issue of framing a law to check the menace of money lenders because of whom farmers are forced to commit suicide, Mr. Chouhan said a bill in this regard was sent to the president for his assent.“The moment we receive the signed bill, a strict law will be enacted to deal with the problem,” he said.last_img read more

Maharashtra announces rehabilitation package for submerged villages

first_imgThe Maharashtra government has announced that villages that were fully submerged in the recent floods will be rehabilitated either on State land or private land that the government is willing to buy at market rate, said Chandrakant Patil, Cabinet Minister for Revenue, PWD (Excluding Undertakings) and Guardian Minister for Kolhapur and Pune, on Wednesday.The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said the plan will be put in place first for over 100 villages on an immediate basis. The first of the villages to be fully rehabilitated on revenue land will be in the vicinity of Pune. “If that is not available, we will rehabilitate the village on private land,” he said.The minister also took stock of the affected areas in the region and said the government is providing all the required assistance, including ₹5,000 as immediate relief and foodgrains. Mr. Patil said the government will do everything possible to rehabilitate over 300 submerged villages in Pune and Kolhapur. “It has also undertaken on a priority basis rehabilitation of damaged bridges. We are informing the victims of State benefits made available after the floods,” he said, after the tour on Wednesday. The Maharashtra Cabinet has already announced ₹6,813-crore assistance for flood-hit people, out of which ₹4,708 crore was allocated to Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara and ₹2,105 crore to the Konkan and Nashik.The State Cabinet has already decided to pay ₹16,602 as compensation towards the destruction of a pucca home while approving ₹5,200 for partial damages. Meanwhile, ₹4,000 will be compensated for a hutment. An estimated 23,000 homes have been destroyed while others have been partially damaged, officials said. Senior officials said the Cabinet has approved ₹222 crore for rebuilding homes and may eventually tap into schemes such as Ramai Awas Yojna and Shabri Gharkul Yojna. The floods have caused damage in over 750 villages, while near 4.5 lakh people have been displaced.last_img read more

Education Ministry Intensifies Push for Uniformed Groups in Schools

first_imgThe Ministry of Education will be intensifying the promotion of uniformed groups in schools, in an effort to enhance discipline and socially acceptable behaviours among students.“We will be introducing, with more vigor than ever before, the uniformed groups. There will be more cadet corps, more scout groups, more girl guides available to Jamaican schools,” said portfolio Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites.“It is in these organised groups that our social habits and our love for country and its symbols are reinforced, and our personalities developed in a positive way,” he pointed out.The Minister was addressing the passing out parade for Intake 105 of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), held on June 22 at the Moneague Training Camp in St. Ann.He informed that training will be conducted for potential leaders of all the various uniformed groups during the summer holidays, and appealed to parents and teachers to encourage students to participate in the exercise.Minister Thwaites, in the meanwhile, commended the work of the JDF, noting that the army’s cultural ideals of discipline, co-operation, hard work, loyalty and dedication to duty, are worthy of emulation.He stated that while it is impossible for everyone to join the army, “it is necessary for the army to help the society to become more ordered, to recognise the values of co-operation and teamwork, to understand when it is necessary to repel the forces of crime and disorder, and to remain loyal to one’s family and nation.”The JDF Intake 105 comprised come 130 recruits.Contact: Bryan Millerlast_img read more

NDMC holds programme to promote Fit India Movement

first_imgNew Delhi: In a move to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Fit India Movement, the New Delhi Municipal Council on Sunday evening held a “Yoga for Fit India” event at the Amphitheatre Central Park in Connaught Place here. Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, RK Sinha was at the event and emphasised the importance of keeping a healthy diet and continuous exercise, including yoga in leading a fit and healthy life.NDMC Secretary Rashmi Singh said that the council strives to promote the mental and physical health of its citizens by organising such outreach events, adding that the Council will organise a series of such outreach programmes on “Fit India Movement” at different locations like parks, gardens and schools of New Delhi area with support of experts from different fields. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderA facial yoga practitioner, Mansi Gulati, was also at the event and explained the importance of “Face Yoga” while Acharya Vikramaditya from the Vivekananda Naturopathy Centre presented “Instant Yog” and connected the different positions with the daily routine of life. Underlining the importance of Fit India Movement, Sharad Tripathi, an Ex-Lok Sabha MP applauded the NDMC’s efforts to be the first civic body of the capital city to organise such events after the PM launched the initiative. Bihar MLA Rameshwar Chaurasia was also at the event along with eminent Punjabi singer, Daler Mehndi, who just earlier this year joined the BJP.last_img read more