President Michael D Higgins delivered a moving speech at an online academic freedom conference this week. He suggested that we risk losing not only academic freedom at the level of the individual researcher, but also the institution of the university itself. In melancholy lines reminiscent of Philip Larkin’s poem Church Going, he wondered if the …

Bankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings:Chapter 7 – Pure and simple bankruptcy: the debtor transfers non-exempt property and the debt is discharged.Chapter 11 – Allows businesses and individuals to restructure their debts to repay them.Chapter 12 – Allows family farmers to restructure their finances to avoid foreclosure liquidation.Chapter 13 – The plan is …

Through Mariya Paliwala – June 11, 2021 8:33 p.m. Annual subscription to Taxscan @ 599 @ 420 + GST * Offer extended until June 30 Annual subscription to Taxscan @ 599 @ 420 + GST * Offer extended until June 30 The Income Tax Appeals Tribunal (ITAT), Chennai Bench, ruled that the addition under unsecured …

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree “On the new measures of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of human rights”, which instructs the government to approve the action plan of the Kazakh government setting out “Priority measures in the field of human rights”. Protecting human rights has been a priority for …

A massive source of liquidity is about to run out. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. The federal government’s current account surplus balances – the “General Treasury Account” (TGA) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – which had swelled to $ 1.8 trillion in July 2020 plunged to $ 674 billion on Wednesday …

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(Nairobi) – Ethiopian government forces summarily executed a 17-year-old boy in broad daylight in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, Human Rights Watch said today. The public execution of Amanuel Wondimu Kebede underlines the lack of responsibility for the abuses of the security forces in the country. On May 11, 2021, government forces apprehended and beat Amanuel in …

Posted on 10/06/2021 As deaths increased, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) took almost everyone by surprise and in early 2020, the US federal government under then President Donald Trump acted quickly to flood the US economy with a cash bazooka, while increasing the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet. At the onset of the pandemic lockdowns, U.S. businesses …

Personal lender Harmoney today cut the interest rate on its unsecured personal loans by 164 basis points, or 1.64%. The advertised rate is now 5.35% per annum (comparison rate of 6.14% per annum *), and is intended for borrowers with an “Excellent” credit rating. The minimum loan term is three years and the maximum term …

C. Kenneth Still, a longtime trustee in Chattanooga, died Wednesday morning. Mr. Still chaired a number of notable cases, including the bankruptcy of the Hamilton National Bank, one of the largest in the South at the time. He had finally retired after his wife had health problems. Administrator Bill Hullander, who recently had lunch with …