Rahul Johri takes charge as BCCI’s first CEO

first_imgFormer media professional Rahul Johri on Wednesday took charge as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in line with the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha committee. (All you want to know about Rahul Johri)The national cricket board welcomed the CEO, who will report to Secretary Ajay Shirke.”BCCI extends a warm welcome to CEO Rahul Johri who takes charge from today,” the BCCI tweeted. (New BCCI boss makes all the right noises)According to the BCCI rule book, which in itself is under the scanner, the secretary is vested with all the executive powers.Prior to this, Johri was the Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia with Discovery Networks.last_img read more

Costa Rica responds to human rights court on IVF suspension

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica high court admits challenge to IVF decree Costa Rica’s IVF ban: Why does Supreme Court have jurisdiction over president’s recent decree? Costa Rica government says it will reinstate in vitro fertilization within 6 months Costa Rica’s Solís considers reinstating IVF by executive decree Costa Rica’s government submitted an official report Thursday evening to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) about its progress in legalizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.The San José-based regional court sent two separate requests on Sept. 25 and Oct. 9 asking the government to explain, by Oct. 15, its advances in terms of reinstating IVF and drafting legislation to regulate it. IVF was banned in Costa Rica in 2000.In its response, the government highlighted President Luis Guillermo Solís’ signing last month of an executive decree to legalize IVF, saying the action constitutes compliance with the court’s orders. The government also told the court that both the Social Security System, or Caja, and the Public Health Ministry are working on outlining technical procedures for reinstating IVF.The 17-page document also explains that Caja experts have been providing psychological treatment to couples who have been unable to conceive and unable to try IVF because of the ban. It also lists other government actions such as training courses on sexual and reproductive rights for Judicial Branch officials, as requested by the IACHR.The response also describes the recent setback in legalizing the fertility procedure because of a challenge filed by a group of lawmakers before the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV.The lawmakers are challenging the constitutionality of Solís’ decree, meaning it is temporarily suspended pending the constitutional court’s ruling. The government document released Thursday explains all possible legal scenarios for a ruling, including the annulment of the decree.Huberth May, a lawyer for several of the couples who filed the initial complaint about Costa Rica’s IVF ban before the IACHR, said he firmly believes Solis’ legalization decree is constitutional and consistent with the American Convention on Human Rights, “a superior-ranking body that is even above the Constitution.”The lawyer also thinks the country will be forced to comply with the Inter-American Court’s ruling “despite the opposition of Sala IV and of ultraconservative groups who have tried to tarnish the human right to procreation.”IACHR’s next ordinary session is scheduled for November. There’s no deadline to issue a ruling on the Costa Rican government’s report.Plaintiff couples in the Inter-American Court case are hoping for an expedited ruling, considering the justices’ quick response in requesting an official explanation for the Sala IV’s action suspending the decree, May said.Sala IV banned IVF in 2000 arguing that the procedure violates the fundamental right to life. Costa Rica is the only country in the Western Hemisphere to ban the fertility procedure. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ordered the country to remove the ban in 2012 and make IVF available. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Can Younger Homebuyers Reach the Ownership Milestone

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Bankrate Down Payment Generation Home Homebuyers homeowners HOUSING 2018-07-18 Radhika Ojha July 18, 2018 623 Views What is the best age to buy a house?According to a survey by BankRate, the answer is 28, unless you’re a member of the Silent generation, then the answer is 26.That two-year difference is about the same across the board when it comes to what are perceived to be the right ages at which to make major financial decisions, per the BankRate survey. In general, millennials, Gen-Xers, boomers, and silents seem to agree on roughly the ages at which people should think about things like getting a first credit card or retiring.Of course, “reaching a milestone at a certain age is realistic depends on your own personal circumstances,” the report stated. Chantel Bonneau Stewart, a wealth management adviser at Northwestern Mutual in Los Angeles said it’s even more important to “think about how much money you need to save in order to accomplish your financial goals according to your timeline.”Take homeownership. The generally agreed-upon age that a person should first buy is 28. “But many Americans find the idea of entering the housing market at a young age challenging,” the report stated. Especially among the young, the issue often has to do with lower wages entering the job market and the weight of student loans.According to the National Association of Realtors, the median age for first-time homebuyers is actually 32, which is closer to the age lower-wage workers say is a good age at which to buy. “A little more than half of the lower-income individuals who earn less than $30,000 per year think that it’s best for new homebuyers to be at least 30 years old,” the report stated. “You’re also more likely to say that it’s best to wait to buy a house if you live in a region like the Northeast, where the cost of living in many places is high and affordable housing may be out of reach.”Stewart suggested that for those hoping to get a mortgage and buy as young as possible should see if they qualify for local programs that offer down payment assistance. “And find out if you qualify for an FHA loan, which allows homebuyers to make a down payment as low as 3.5 percent,” she said. “But that doesn’t work in every housing market.”last_img read more